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April 2, 2014 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

The most eagerly anticipated annual Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix is back!

Apart from local and foreign fans flocking to Sepang to witness the world’s biggest motor racing event, foreign media and tour agents are also here to experience the event live at the Sepang International Circuit on 29 and 30 March 2014.

This year, a total of 130 internationa l travel agents and media have been invited by Tourism Malaysia under its Mega Familiarisation Programme to watch the adrenaline-pumping race and experience other exciting attractions in the country.

The Mega Fam participants are from 19 countries, namely Australia, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mauritius, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Yemen. All invited media representatives are here to report and publicise the event while the tour agents will help create more holiday packages to Malaysia.

The participants enjoyed a tour around Kuala Lumpur this morning which also gave them the opportunity to explore the great bargains offered by top shopping malls during the 1Malaysia GP Sale.

In the afternoon, they attended a Destination Seminar, where they were briefed by the Director of Industry Development Division of Tourism Malaysia Saidi Bundan on Malaysia’s latest tourism developments and offerings, followed by a presentation by the Senior Vice President of Express Rail Link Sdn. Bhd. Yeow Wei Wen. In addition, the General Manager of Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014 Secretariat, Nor Yahati Awang also delivered a presentation to highlight the VMY 2014 campaign. There was also a video presentation on VMY 2014.

After the Destination Seminar, the participants enjoyed a dinner hosted by the
Deputy Director General (Planning) of Tourism Malaysia Dato’ Azizan Noordin, where they were presented with a certificate for their participation in the Mega Fam Programme.

The Mega Fam participants will be transferred to Sepang International Circuit to witness the Formula 1 race over the next two days.

Other activities for them include the Putrajaya Lake Cruise on 29 March where they get to enjoy the magnificent views of the federal administrative capital and witness hot air balloons at the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.

The following day, they will proceed to their post tours to selected tourist destinations around the country.

Express Rail Link Sdn. Bhd., which is Malaysia’s high-speed train operator, is sponsoring a one-way ERL ticket to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for all the Mega Fam participants.

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