Tasty rendezvous in Uzbekistan

60 participants to take in sights and sounds of Silk Road towns with celebrity chef

HERE is a rare opportunity; visit Uzbekistan, one of the fascinating countries located along the Silk Road of Central Asia with celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail, better known as Chef Wan.

As part of efforts to attract more Malaysian tourists to Uzbekistan, the Uzbekistan Embassy in Malaysia, together with tour company Apple Vacations & Conventions Sdn Bhd and Chef Wan, will be hosting a special tour package catered to fans of the popular chef.

Taking place from March 18 next year, 60 participants will get to experience Uzbekistan’s unique culture, food and history.

The 10-day trip will also include visits to famed Silk Road towns of Samarkand and Bukhara and a ride on the country’s new high-speed train network.

“This trip will be an opportunity to discover the little-known wonders of the country and I hope my fans will be excited too, ” said Chef Wan.

Participants will also be able to experience the Nowruz Festival as well as a fashion show.

Uzbekistan Ambassador to Malaysia Ravshan Usmanov said this was one of the many efforts to boost tourism to Uzbekistan.

“Malaysia is one of the nations that can enjoy visa-free access to the country and with a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur, we have seen an upward trend of Malaysian visitors, ” he said during an MOU signing between the three parties.


The Gur-e-Amir in Samarkand, Uzbekistan is one of the notable places to visit.


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