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consultant , aviation , ecotourism and travel writer

Andrew Ponnampalam, Malaysian aviation, ecotourism and travel writer, consultant. Diplomate in communications, advertising and marketing. Recipient gold award Tourism Malaysia, 1990, 94, 95, 98, 99, commendation Tourism Authority, Thailand, 2003, 05, Yogyakarta Tourism, 2004, 07. moderator International Air Transport Association/ACI Quality of Service at Airports Conference, 2005. Member Travel Writers Association Malaysia.

Background

Ponnampalam, Andrew was born on February 17, 1958 in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Son of Isaac and Mary (Samuel) Ponnampalam.

Career

Marketing executive, copywriter Outreach Communications, Malaysia, 1980-1983. Copywriter Adsell Advertising, Malaysia, 1983-1988. Partner Advenue Sdn Bhd, Malaysia, 1989-1990.

Managing director answers!, Malaysia, since 1988. Columnist New Straits Times, Malaysia, 1992—2003, asiafeatures.com., 1999—2003, Suara Matta, 2003—2005. Consultant Koh Design Consultant, since 1988, Falcon Press, since 1991.

Consultant to tourism-related government departments, since 1988, numerous travel firms and airlines, since 1980.

Achievements

  • Diplomate in communications, advertising and marketing.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author, production editor: Waterfalls of Malaysia. Author, creative director: What Is An Airhub? Evergreen Tropical Forests of Malaysia, Malaysia Airports Airlink, 100 Years of Malaysian Aviation. Contributing writer numerous travel and business magazines.

Religion

The teaching of Bible shows methods by which a man can obtain salvation.

Politics

The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.

Views

Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.

Membership

Moderator International Air Transport Association/ACI Quality of Service at Airports Conference, 2005. Member Travel Writers Association Malaysia.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Birdwatching, reading, hiking.

Connections

father:
Isaac Ponnampalam

mother:
Mary (Samuel) Ponnampalam