The long-awaited Visit Malaysia 2020 logo was finally unveiled!
Ever since the old Visit Malaysia 2020 logo was introduced to the public last year, Malaysians poured out their criticism on the old logo, with many who have expressed that it did not do no justice in representing the true essence of Malaysia.
Some even took to their social media pages, recreating a “what could’ve been a better” design of the logo:
Well, Malaysians will sure to be pleased (and relieved) to know that Malaysia’s tourist board has unveiled the newest Visit Malaysia 2020 logo just last Monday! The logo that has turned from this:
Has been revamped to this:
The newly improved logo was designed by Mr. Alfred Phua Hong Fook, after winning in the sea of over 500 entries in the Visit Malaysia 2020 Campaign logo design competition.
According to the Malaysia Tourism Board’s Facebook page, the logo is inspired by the colours of the Malaysian flag, the hibiscus (which is also known as the “flower of celebration”), the Malaysian batik, and the rhinoceros hornbill which represents an iconic bird in Sabah.
A competition was organised to gather ideas from Malaysians for a suitable VM2020 campaign logo. The winning entry came from Mr. Alfred Phua Hong Fook, a graphic designer, chosen from hundreds of entries from all over Malaysia. pic.twitter.com/LrciKRcP31
— Dr Mahathir Mohamad (@chedetofficial) July 22, 2019
With the slogan: “Visit Truly Asia Malaysia” 2020, Malaysia’s Tourism Board also aims to preserve the bountiful flora and fauna that plays an important part in Malaysia’s identity through the logo.
Malaysian Airlines also took the new logo to the skies by displaying it one of its majestic aircraft.
Malaysia Airlines is proud to partner with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to launch the new Visit Malaysia Year 2020 logo today with our Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In support of this, we will be featuring the VMY2020 logo on one of our aircrafts! pic.twitter.com/hUrJMtqbXu
— Malaysia Airlines (@MAS) July 22, 2019
The new logo indeed marked a significant step forward that celebrates the natural wonders and cultural heritage of Malaysia! Let’s hope that Malaysians will take it easy on this one!