Johor's glass temple a magnet for tourists

Malaysia's first glass temple in Johor Baru has become a popular tourist destination not only among locals but also foreigners. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK 
Malaysia's first glass temple in Johor Baru has become a popular tourist destination not only among locals but also foreigners. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK 

NUSAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's first glass temple in Johor Baru has become a popular tourist destination not only among locals but also foreigners.

State Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Tourism Committee chairman Tee Siew Kiong said the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple has been a hit with tourists. "Overall, the temple received some 10,000 visitors in 2012 and some 15,000 visitors last year," he said, adding that over 9,000 visitors had already visited the temple since January this year.

"During a recent work trip to India, we encouraged tourism agencies to highlight the glass temple in their tourism packages to attract more Indian nationals," Mr Tee said.