Abdul Muizz Mohammad Khuzaini, 31, with each other with his group of seven men and women, has created an app that assists travellers uncover Malaysia like a regional.

Recognized as XTVT (which sounds like “activity”), the app is like a individual travel guide that is straightforward to use.

Totally free to download, the app lets you know what landmarks or fascinating areas – as effectively as activities you can do – are nearby. As it is a place-primarily based app, it also assists you navigate your way to the preferred location with a realtime map.

Abdul Muizz, the chief executive officer of Malaysian organization CiEdge Adventure, stated that they began operating on the app in January and tested it out in June.


Abdul Muizz produced XTVT with his group of seven. Photo: Norafifi Ehsan/The Star

“Currently, the app currently has 15,000 downloads inside a span of just 3 months,” he revealed at the official launch of the XTVT app in Kuala Lumpur lately.

With more than 700 areas and activities in 12 unique categories to pick from – culture, nature, meals, caving, diving, climbing, beach, purchasing, museums, galleries, theme parks, parks and trails – customers will be spoilt for selection.

“Most vacationers from overseas would almost certainly currently know about the preferred areas in KL such as KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves and KL Tower. But there are several hidden gems and off-the-beaten track areas in Malaysia. This is why we decided to develop this app – to let people know of lesser-recognized attractions that our nation has,” Abdul Muizz stated.

He added that any one can submit details on activities and areas of interest inside the app as well. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel initially.

“That way, every person can be a aspect of this fantastic increasing travel neighborhood,” Abdul Muizz noted.

“Besides that, you can save your favourite areas and activities to share with your travel buddies, as effectively as book a keep and invest in tickets on the app,” he added. XTVT performs with tourist attractions, activity providers, homestays and several other folks to regularly increase the app.

“This is how we can all aid to serve the Malaysian tourism industry greater and develop the Malaysian economy.”

Plans are in the pipeline to enhance the quantity of areas and activities to 1,000 by the finish of the year. The app will also have VR capabilities in the future exactly where customers can have a 360° preview of a location.

“A lot of the areas in Malaysia would have regional names that are uncommon to foreigners, as a result generating it hard for them to fully grasp the history of a location. The VR practical experience aims to aid them practical experience it practically just before going to the actual location,” he explained.


You can even uncover the only tropical virgin rainforest left in the city of Kuala Lumpur with this app. Photo: Tourism Malaysia

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik who officiated the launch stated that tourism is a crucial player in the country’s economy, with Malaysia welcoming 13.35 million international vacationers and recording a six.eight% development in tourist receipts and contributing RM41.69bil to the country’s economy in the initially half of the year.

Wan Bakthiar expressed his pride in seeing young Malaysians tapping into the tourism market place and contributing to its development.

“Our target for Take a look at Malaysia 2020 is 30 million international tourist arrivals, and it is fantastic to see young men and women stepping forward and carrying out their aspect for the tourism market and the country’s economy,” he stated.

He added that the present best 5 trends in travel are solo travel (specifically for females), ecotourism, regional experiences, bespoke travel and “bleisure” or “business-leisure” travel (extending enterprise travel to incorporate leisure activities).