Malaysia Tourism launches new app for the safety of tourists

Tourism Malaysia, on a mission towards their tourist’s safety, had launched their latest mobile application named My Tourist Assist’ (MyTA). The app is available for both Android and ios devices.

“The app is designed by digital technology company, Jana Tiga Holdings and it can work even without an internet connection,” said Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Tourism Malaysia director-general.

“This app allows tourists to get assistance from the authorities in case of an emergency situation, whereby an emergency or SOS button will connect the user directly to the authorities,” added Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab.

The app also features a news update option for the travellers, updated via the Bernama portal in Malaysia. The app’s other functionality includes finding ATMs, hospitals, pharmacies, Police stations, and embassy locations.