Destinations

“Ugliest thing on earth”: Malaysia debuts very unpopular tourism logo

Daisy Doctor

Look, we’re not the type to criticise other peoples’ creative abilities.

The last time we attempted to draw something, we ended up tearing the page up in frustration.

To be fair, stick figures aren’t that easy.

Although, if you’re being paid to design a country’s tourism logo, you’d expect to go a little deeper than a 5-coloured cartoon.

But sadly, that’s exactly what has been unveiled by Malaysia.

A new tourism logo for the country, which depicts a turtle in sunglasses, a smiling orangutan and the famous Petronas Towers, is being globally ridiculed, with many calling for the designer to go back to the drawing board.

To be completely honest, we think it’s quite dorky and cute, but we can empathise with others’ disappointment.

But don’t let us shape your views, check out the design here:

_99804013_m2020

Malaysia Tourism Minister Nazri Aziz said that while the logo was designed to be sweet and humorous, he can understand the criticism.

“I can’t be putting a serious logo. This is tourism and it’s supposed to be fun,” he said.

“We retained the Petronas Twin Towers as it is the most photographed tourism product in Malaysia.”

“[The animals] are symbolic to Malaysia. If we do not include those animals in our logo, other countries will claim them,” he added.

Whether or not the animals are true to Malaysia, people are not happy, with many taking to social media to voice their distaste.

malay1 malay2 malay3 malay4

Some have gone so far as to offer a new and improved version to the government.

malay5

At present, Malaysian Tourism has vowed to keep the original design.


SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

One response to ““Ugliest thing on earth”: Malaysia debuts very unpopular tourism logo”

  1. Until I read what all the animals were, I thought the turtle was a shark!!
    I understand fun, bright, quirky, but really? Here’s a golden opportunity missed.

Leave a Reply

Cruise

“Abducted by luxurious pirates!” Crystal Cruises ship heads to Bahamas after US issues arrest warrant

The Crystal Symphony is channelling its inner OJ Simpson by running from the law. Unfortunately the cruise ship doesn’t have Al Cowlings by its side to keep it going.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

United Airlines flight turned back after passengers start a “riot”

These two unruly passengers decided “if I can’t have business class seats, then no one can have business class seats!”

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Scoot to resume Singapore-Gold Coast flights in February

Ready your wallets, because this may be one of the more expensive Valentine’s Days with a spontaneous venture to south-east Asia.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Travel workers stage national day of action urging politicians to introduce AFTA’s recovery package

Travel industry folk across the country are participating in a National Travel Day of Action outside the offices of key federal and state parliamentarians today to speak up about the industry’s unique struggle.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Club Med’s Pacific boss speak out against WA’s delayed reopening

The kings of the all-inclusive holidays have signalled their support for WA’s travel agent community, blowing a big raspberry in Premier McGowan’s direction.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

REVIEW: QT Melbourne is a luxury boutique with a rock ‘n’ roll mentality

by Ali Coulton

QT’s Melbourne property is the embodiment of everything we love about the Victorian capital – it’s both uber-chic and a little bit bad-ass.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas group cuts capacity after WA delays border reopening indefinitely

Aussie airlines are having to continuously lower expectations, announcing more cuts than a post-lockdown hair salon.

Share

CommentComments

News

ICAO Report says Ryanair bomb threat ‘deliberately false’

by James Harrison

The new report from ICAO has exposed a bold move of political repression by the Belarusian president, who allegedly orchestrated a bomb scare on a Ryanair flight.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Agent shines a light on cruising in a time of COVID

After two years of being denied her usual travel escapades, this Queensland-based travel agent had the opportunity to dust off her suitcase and give travellers confidence by sharing her experience.

Share

CommentComments

News

Entry restrictions eased for international travellers

by Ali Coulton

Those with a debilitating fear of having foreign objects wedged in their noses will be over the moon upon reading this recent announcement from the Minister of Health.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Fitzroy Island Resort gets million-dollar makeover as bounce-back anticipation grows

Queensland’s ultra-luxe island resort is about to get at least 60 per cent more lavish, by our reckoning. However, we made that stat up on the spot so best to just click here and see for yourself.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Journey Beyond Group Looks Beyond 2022 and Releases 2023 Season!

by Sponsored By Journey Beyond

Journey Beyond is going above and beyond to take you to infinity… and beyond. Or at least to 2023, a good start!

Share

CommentComments