Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Malaysian Textiles To Be Showcased At London Fashion Week This September

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 (Bernama) -- Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation (Kraftangan Malaysia) and the British High Commission today announced a collaborative project with famous British fashion icon, Dame Zandra Lindsey Rhodes.

Kraftangan Malaysia Design and Research Division senior director, Datuk Mohd Zubair Mohd Zain said the collaborative project named 'The Malaysian Textile Development Programme London' was aimed at promoting and creating business opportunities for Malaysian textiles at an international level.

"The Malaysian Textile Development Programme London will culminate in a showcase of Zandara Rhodes's SS16 collection at London Fashion Week which will be held from Sept 18 to 22 this year in the United Kingdom (UK).

"The collection will also feature vibrant and exclusive Malaysian batik and songket, which will be transformed into Zandra imaginative and creative day and evening wear clothings," he told a press conference here Monday.

Also present was British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Vicki Treadcell.

Mohd Zubair said for the first time, Malaysian textiles would be featured at London Fashion Week alongside other popular and established labels such as Paul Smith, Vivien Westwood and Versus.

In the programme, Zandra would be designing a clothing collection under her label, Zandra Rhodes, using Malaysian textiles, supplied by Kraftangan Malaysia and produced by Malaysian textiles producers, he said.

He said Zandra would also be conducting a mentorship programme for selected local Malaysian textile producers in which they could learn and study the standards and prerequisite of textile production of an international fashion industry.

The Zandra Rhodes collection would also be presented at the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Weekend 2015, an annual event organised by KL Alta Moda Sdn Bhd from Nov 8 to 15 this year at the National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, he said.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Malaysia seeks priority treatment for medical tourism

Malaysia is aiming to surpass Thailand and Singapore to become the top medical tourist destination in South-east Asia by 2020.

Currently in third place in terms of number of health travellers in the region, Sherene Azura Azli, CEO of Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) — a body set up in 2009 under the Ministry of Health to develop and promote Malaysia’s healthcare travel industry — said the main challenge is the lack of awareness about Malaysia as a health tourism destination.

Speaking at the Tourism Summit 2015 in Kuala Lumpur last week, Sherene said: “Middle East travellers come to Malaysia for a holiday but go to Thailand for medical treatments. We don’t shout loud enough about our unique value proposition in our marketing and communications.”

Sherene said plans include strengthening public partnership with all private hospitals involved in medical tourism and do more collective marketing in key markets to promote Malaysia as a top-of-mind medical tourism destination.

These key markets include South-east Asia, the Middle East, China, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Kazakhstan.

In 2014, Malaysia earned RM730 million (US$191 million) in revenue from medical tourism and this year, the target is to reach RM1 billion.
-TTG Asia.

Foreign Media And Tour Agents Celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri In Malaysia

SEREMBAN, 1 AUGUST 2015 – A total of 40 foreign travel agents and media arrived in Malaysia to attend the Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House on 2 August at Padang Awam Majlis Daerah Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. The group is specially invited by Tourism Malaysia, under its Mega Familiarisation Programme.

The Mega Fam participants come from 11 countries, namely Cambodia, China, Germany, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Through their visits, the media will report and publicise the event and other tourist attractions in Malaysia while the travel agents are expected to create attractive holiday packages to the country for their clients.  

Prior to the open house, the participants attended a Destination Seminar today at the Royale Bintang Hotel & Spa in Seremban, where they received an overview of the country’s tourism industry and its latest developments through a presentation by Tourism Malaysia.

Besides that, representative from Negeri Sembilan Tourism Board (LPNS) delivered a presentation on the state’s tourism products and services while Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson Resort Hotel shared the facilities and services of their property.  The travel agents also attended a “Tell & Sell” session while members of the media were given a special briefing. 

The Deputy Director General (Promotion) of Tourism Malaysia Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin hosted a lunch for the Mega Fam participants where he also presented certificates to thank them for their participation in the programme. In the evening, they were brought to Homestay Kampung Lonek for a special Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration where they got to experience the excitement of the festival in a rustic village. It was also attended by the Director General of Tourism Malaysia Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab and the Executive Counsellor State Tourism of Negeri Sembilan Dato’ Hj. Tun Hairudin Abu Bakar.

Prior to the open house tomorrow, the Mega Fam participants will enjoy a pre-tour around Ladang Alam Warisan in Kuala Pilah and witness a showcase of archery and Malay traditional equestrian. 

The Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House will be graced by the Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak and wife Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, besides the Minister of Tourism and Culture Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz and the Chief Minister of Negeri Sembilan Datuk Seri Utama Hj. Mohammad Hj. Hassan.

The following day, the participants will proceed to their post tours to selected tourist destinations around Malaysia, such as Port Dickson, Melaka, i-City, Pulau Langkawi, Pulau Redang, Cameron Highlands, Royal Belum Forest, and Kota Kinabalu.
-Tourism Malaysia.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Penang launches audio descriptive walk at Unesco Heritage Site

First-hand experience: A guide (right) encouraging participants
to touch an old tree at St George’s Church.

GEORGE TOWN: The various buildings and artefacts – even a tree – on a 3km trail of the Unesco Heritage Site in Penang came “alive” for the blind during their audio descriptive walk.
Touted to be the country’s first of its kind, guides from the George Town World Heritage Inc (GTWHI), St George’s Church and Sun Yat Sen Museum have been trained to lead the participants on the trail, covering many of the city’s major attractions.
The three-hour route will cover The Star Pitt Street, St George’s Church, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Acheen Street Mosque and the Goddess of Mercy Temple on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, locally known as the Harmony Street.
The audio descriptive walk, which was launched yesterday, is conducted in Malay, English and Mandarin and costs RM350 per group of between one and 15 people.
Among the over 10 people from the St Nicholas’ Home taking part in the tour were Marilyn Lia, 21, from Indonesia, and Kieu Oanh, 24, from Vietnam, who are undergoing a two-week IT course in Malaysia.
Lia said she was excited to take part in the walk. “I was able to feel the tree bark located within the church compound and learn its history from the guide,” she said.
Kieu said she could imagine the beauty of the church just from the guide’s narration. “He described in detail on what was surrounding us and it helped us picture the church,” she said.
Besides the vivid description, the guides will encourage participants to use their other senses, such as touch, on various landmarks, such as the memorial of Captain Francis Light and smell the spices in Little India.
GTWHI general manager Lim Chooi Ping said she hoped that this audio descriptive walk would be the first of many to be included for the disabled to increase their awareness of heritage in Penang.
National Council for the Blind council member and St Nicholas’ Home chairman Rev Charles Samuel said: “Audio description simply means making the visual verbal. “I congratulate the 10 guides who received their audio describer badges. They are the first group in the country.”
For bookings, call Chung Wei at 04-261 6605 with a three-day notice.
-thestar online.

Zulfahmi To Stay With SIC Team For The Season -- Razlan

photo: SIC Racing Team facebook
SEPANG, Aug 1 (Bernama) -- National Moto3 racer, Zulfahmi Khairuddin will remain with the Drive M7 SIC racing team until the end of this season in the World MotoGP competition.

Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali said Zulfahmi had to ensure he was in the top 15 for each of the remaining nine races.

"Zulfahmi has to be more determined in meeting the top 15 target. He should put up a better peformance in Indianapolis next week until the end of the season. "Should he fail to be in the top 15 for each race, Zulfahmi will be slapped with financial penalties. It is entirely up to him to succeed," he told reporters at SIC Saturday.

Razlan said the decision was made after taking into consideration the objective of SIC to give at least one slot to a local racer in Moto3.

"We have many junior riders but I do no want to affect the preparations of other racers in their competition for the CEV Repsol International Championship and Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup.

"Actually, Zulfahmi did not explain his direction in Moto3. After my meeting with him this morning, we decided not to distract his concentration in the subsequent races after Indianapolis," he said.

Razlan also advised Zulfahmi to use the opportunity available to impress other teams should he want to tie up with one of them to continue his motoring career. "He needs to think of his career. Zulfahmi should go all out in the remaining nine races to ensure he could continue racing next season," he said.

Meanwhile, Zulfahmi when met said he was grateful to his team for their confidence and accommodation for him to complete this Moto3 season.

"I know it is all up to me after this, and I usually improve after mid- season, so I will work hard to improve by position in each race. "I will put in more effort as I still want to race in the World MotoGP next year," he said.

Zulfahmi is now in the 25th spot out of 28 riders in the Moto3 class with two points while his teammate, Jakub Kornfeil is now placed 18th with 19 points.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

The future looks bleak for Moto3 rider Zulfahmi, Biaggi scorches Sepang

Zulfahmi may have to give up his spot in the Moto3 world championship as early as the next round in Indianapolis, United States.
Zulfahmi may have to give up his spot in the Moto3 world championship as early as the next round in Indianapolis, United States.
SEPANG: The fate of Moto3 rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin was the main talking point in the paddock as two-time world champion Max Biaggi set the early pace in practice in the Malaysian round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC).
The future is looking bleak for Zulfahmi, as he will probably not continue with Drive M7 SIC Racing Team beyond this season.
There’s also a possibility that Zulfahmi may have to give way to a replacement rider as early as next weekend – when the Moto3 season resumes with the Indianapolis Grand Prix in the United States.
SIC chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali met briefly with Zulfahmi and team manager Johan Stigefelt on Friday to discuss the rider’s future direction.
There was no decision made but, judging by the comments made by Razlan, it does not bode well for the 23-year-old from Banting.
“I don’t see the fire Zulfhami had in his eyes when he first rode as a wildcard in 2009,” said Razlan.
“We have not made any decision yet. There wasn’t much time to discuss further with Zulfahmi and I also want to hear more from the management side. We may come to a decision tomorrow.”
Zulfahmi, who has competed in Moto3 since the class started in 2012, has struggled in the first nine races this year – picking up only two points so far.
Biaggi has had four podium finishes at Sepang during his 250cc and MotoGP career. - S. S KANESAN / The Star
As for Friday’s practice session, it was wildcard rider Biaggi who topped the timesheets in the 10th round of the championship. The Italian clocked 2:04.823 to be fastest ahead of British pair Chaz Davies and championship leader Jonathan Rea.
The 44-year-old Biaggi made a return at Misano last month and made the most of his second wildcard appearance by hitting the front before it rained.
Biaggi feels that he could have gone faster if the track had been dry the whole afternoon.
“That's what happens here in this part of the world in August. Lots of rain and within a couple minutes everything is wet ... and that's what happened in free practice two. I made just one or two laps to check the wet settings as it’s been a while since I rode in the wet. It was good information in case we need to go out with a wet setting on Sunday,” said Biaggi.
-thestar online.

Visitors enjoy memorable moments at eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2015 Malaysian Round

Visitors at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2015 (WSBK) Malaysian Round experienced thrills and excitement aplenty - both watching the action on the track and enjoying the WSBK Bike Fest at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) during the WSBK race weekend from 31 July to 2 August 2015.

“This is the second year running that SIC is organising the WSBK Malaysian Round. To reach out to and attract a wider audience beyond die-hard racing fans, we are offering many activities for visitors of all ages. Families from all walks of life will be able to enjoy a unique weekend outing, here so I urge everyone to come by to the Sepang Circuit this weekend. There are activities lined up to keep everyone entertained, even non-ticket holders,” said Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of SIC. 

One racing fan who came from afar to watch the race is Peter Bailey from Australia. The first time visitor to Malaysia commended SIC for a well-organised event. “I’m a big fan of Aprilia bikes. I’m here to support Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes, and Leon Haslam - and of course Max Biaggi,” said Bailey.

For many fans, another not to be missed motorsports element seen at the circuit are the WSBK girls. The girls also enjoy the interaction, with one of them, Nicholle, expressing her excitement to be back again at the WSBK. “This is the second time I am here, and I am looking forward to interacting with the crowd of fans again. It is also great to see more vendors this year,” she said.

The lovely girls and vendors were certainly memorable for carnival participants and visitors alike. One popular stop for shoppers is the S&J Concept booth offering attractive custom designed headgears and apparel. “This is our first time opening a booth here at Sepang and we’ve been seeing encouraging interest so far from many visitors, who are very keen on the helmets,” said James Lee from S&J Concept.

Took a selfie with a bike? How about printing it out on a stamp? Pos Malaysia has their booth here offering a stamp personalisation service from as low as RM20.20. All you need to do is Bluetooth the image to them and they will edit as well as design your exclusive stamp. You also have the option of having your stamp framed. 

Well-known marques and companies participating in the WSBK Bike Fest, the biggest held at the Sepang Circuit ever, include NAZA Two Wheels, Kawasaki, KTM CKD, Ducati, Modenas, Givi Asia, and many more.


Five roads to close for KL City Grand Prix

Five major roads in the city will be closed next weekend to make way for the KL City Grand Prix.
The affected roads are Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Perak and Jalan P. Ramlee.
Those heading for the city’s first street race are advised to use public transport as the roads will be closed from 6am to 6pm, from Aug 7 to 9.
Only vehicles going to the properties near parts of Jalan Ampang, Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Sultan Ismail would be allowed.
Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Mohd Amin Nordin said Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) was working with the police on traffic restrictions and road safety.

“We have also spoken with the surrounding property owners to inform their staff about the event.
“Traffic information will also be distributed to all property owners.
“I hope the companies affected will make the effort to inform their staff on the traffic restrictions as well as event date and time,” he said after meeting with organiser GT Global Race and various agencies in the organising committee on Monday to discuss the finer details of the event.
Mohd Amin said a lot of questions were raised by the agencies on various possibilities that may happen during the event and a lot of views were shared.
“GT Global Race agreed to allocate 500 employees to work during the race.
“They will be stationed along the 3.2km circuit to assist if an accident should happen and assist the public if needed.
“The Integrated Transport Information System variable message signboards will also display traffic information to the public,” he said.
Mohd Amin said City Hall had engaged with Prasarana and Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to make any necessary arrangements.
Prasarana group communications and strategic marketing executive vice-president Lim Jin Aun said the monorail and Kelana Jaya line would run as usual.
Meanwhile, a statement by SPAD said the bus services affected by the event in the central business district would be rerouted for the three days.
The buses would use existing bus stops along the redirected routes and services. The public can call the SPAD hotline at 1-800-88-7723.
GT Global Race chief executive officer M. Arrasu said their traffic management plans as presented to the DBKL Task Force Committee, traffic police and Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research was approved.

“We have devised a plan to divert the traffic away from the track area as well as provide access to the event area to those who require it.
“A plan is also in place to facilitate access after the end of the day’s event from 6pm to 6am,” he said.
Arrasu said pedestrians would not be affected much throughout the event.
“Generally, pedestrian access will not be restricted on race days,” he said, adding that track crossings would be provided at five strategic locations six times a day.
“On Aug 7 and 9, pedestrian track crossing times are 8am, 8.40am, 2pm, 2.40pm, 2am and 2.40am while on Aug 8, it will be at 9am, 9.40am, 3pm, 3.40pm, 3am and 3.40am.
“On top of that, there will be continuous access to existing features such as the Bukit Bintang-KLCC elevated walkway as well as the Bukit Nanas and Raja Chulan monorail stations,” he said.
The Kuala Lumpur City Grand Prix is taking place from Aug 7 to 9.
Tickets are priced at RM350 for Perak, Sultan Ismail and Ampang grandstand and RM450 for P. Ramlee Pit grandstand.
Premium walkabout tickets are priced at RM50 for adult and RM20 for children between three and 12 years old. Gates open at 9am daily.
For traffic information, call the 24-hour hotline at 019-374 7774.
For ticketing details and other information, visit www.gtcitygrandprix.com
-thestar online.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Selangor seeks heritage status for million-year ridge

The Selangor state government has applied for the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge to be gazetted as a national heritage site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The ridge is believed to be the largest and oldest in the world, dating back millions of years.

Speaking at the Tourism Summit 2015 in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, Elizabeth Wong, Selangor state exco member for tourism, consumer affairs and the environment, said the state government has plans to build an elevated structure to allow people to climb and look at the ridge without damaging it.

“This decision may not be popular with hikers and climbers but we cannot have thousands of people walking up and down and damaging the ridge,” she said. “Every week we get about 100 climbers and we are already seeing the effects.”

Anthony Wong, former chairman of sustainability at PATA, said: “Gazetting the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge is an excellent idea as the ridge is more than 10 million years old and fragile.

“We have to protect it and make it into an educational programme with opportunities for domestic and international tourism value. Plans to build an elevated pathway will make it safe for people while at the same time, it will not damage the ridge.”
-TTG Asia.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tourism: Malaysia To Focus On Innovation And Quality - Nazri

photo: MOTAC facebook
KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 (Bernama) -- Malaysia must focus on innovation and quality in order to derive maximum benefits from ASEAN as a single tourism destination, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

These were in addition to security, connectivity, sustainability and manpower factors, he said.

He said as the chairman of ASEAN, Malaysia was willing to take the leadership role to better align policy and strategic planning at the ASEAN level to promote intra-ASEAN tourism, as well as to attract more tourist arrivals from emerging economies.

"Connectivity would be the key enabler to ensure people can travel safely, securely and efficiently and the government is currently focusing on enhancing connectivity with the medium-haul markets of China, Japan, Australia, India, Korea and Taiwan.

"This is in line with our goal to target high net-worth tourists and the Transport Ministry is championing this entry point project," he said in his opening keynote address read out by the ministry's secretary-general, Tan Sri Dr Ong Hong Peng, at the Tourism Summit 2015, here, today.

Nazri said some of the areas to be examined included air service agreements, border security policies and travel facilitation initiatives, as well as airport capacity developement and management

"More than 90 per cent of business and leisure travellers begin to plan their travel using search engine and this innovative technology has revolutionised the entire travel and tourism experience, and social media has played a key enabling role.

"Malaysia is intensifying marketing and promotional efforts, especially in the digital space, and has launched aggressive plans to recover the Chinese market through the digital sphere.

"Increasingly, we must acknolwedge the role played by online influencers such as bloggers, and by tourists themselves to share their unique experiences of Malaysia with their family and friends," he said.

According to Nazri, sustainable or green tourism would also help the industry to promote awareness and conservation efforts with respect to the environment, as well as improving the welfare of the local communities involved, while at the same time benefiting businesses and consumers.

The ministry also emphasised on medical tourism as healthcare travel service providers had borne fruit, making the country one of the top five destinations for medical tourism in 2012 and delivered 770,000 medical tourists in 2013, said Nazri.

"I am also proud of Kuala Lumpur's achievement in being recognised as the fourth best shopping destination globally after New York, Tokyo and London by CNN Travel in 2013.

"There is still room for improvement by positioning the country as a duty-free shopping destination, designating Kuala Lumpur City Centre such as Bukit Bintang as a vibrant shopping precinct and establishing premium outlets."

"As for culinary tourism, local food is an important element of tourists total experience and it is essential to build a clear and distinct cuisine image, besides showcasing the diverse delicacies and the country's signature hospitality as a unique selling point."

Travel and tourism's direct contribution to Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was RM61 billion (5.7 per cent of GDP) while total contribution was RM161 billion (14.9 per cent of GDP) last year.


Malaysian International Mask Festival @ Esplanade KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur ( 13 ~ 16 August 2015 )

-JKKN facebook.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Najib Urges Mitsui Outlet Park To Offer 'Unbeatable' Prices

photo: MOTAC facebook
SEPANG, July 29 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has urged businesses at the Mitsui Outlet Park (MOP) KLIA here, one of the projects identified under the Entry Point Projects (EPP), to offer "unbeatable" prices to lure shoppers.

The Prime Minister said the premium outlet park has the potential of becoming the largest factory outlet mall in Southeast Asia after the completion of its expansion plans in 2021.

Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said MOP represented Malaysia's ever persevering spirit of growth and innovation.

"Bold development such as these will contribute to Malaysia's global competitiveness and further strengthen Malaysia's standing as one of the region's best shopping destinations," he said when launching the premium outlet park here today.

MOP, which opened its door on May 30, offers discounts of between 30 and 70 per cent throughout the year for off-season products from international and local brands.

Operated by MFMA Development Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Japan's Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), MOP is the first Malaysia's full scale outlet mall in the Klang Valley, spanning 24,000 sq metres.

The mall, which has 127 stores, boasts a flight check-in centre that adds a new dynamic to travellers layover experience.

Najib said the outlet park was one of MAHB's key initial projects in its Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Aeropolis master plan.

He said the master plan would not only revolutionise the country's aviation by pioneering the development and strategic planning of airport cities, but would also drive more business investments and tourists traffic to Malaysia.

"As a centre for urban growth and development, it will spur an increase in employment opportunities, thus stimulating the local economy.

"This will ultimately put Malaysia on the map as a global business hub for Southeast Asia," he added.

He said the setting up of the outlet park was one of the EPP identified under the National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) in Malaysia's Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), which was aimed at driving Malaysia towards a high-income nation and enhancing its global competitiveness.

Launched in 2011, he said the EPP under the Tourism NKEA targeted to establish three premium outlets, namely in Iskandar, Sepang and Penang.

They are projected to contribute as much as RM900 million to the country's gross national income and create 1,500 jobs by 2020, he added.

"As the ETP is to be in large part driven by the private sector, Malaysia Airports was one of the identified champions for this EPP," he said.


KL City Grand Prix 2015: Announcement from the organisers

Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and GT Global Race (M) Sdn Bhd are hosting the inaugural KL City Grand Prix from the 7th till 9th August 2015.
The race circuit will begin in front of Suria KLCC beside the Petronas Towers and proceed anti clockwise around the 3.2km circuit through Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Perak before heading back up Jalan P Ramlee to complete the circuit.
Laying And Dismantling Of A Temporary FIA-compliant Street Circuit
A temporary FIA approved race circuit is being built on the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Construction takes place at night between 10pm and 6 am the next morning. Up until the week of the race, and during the period to dismantle following the race, access to all properties in and around the circuit should not be affected any more than what is currently experienced for normal construction that takes place regularly on Kuala Lumpur roads for building construction and road upgrading.
During the 2015 KL City Grand Prix event on 7th to 9th August
During the race day, certain sections of 5 roads (Jalan P Ramlee, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Perak) that make up the race-track need to be closed for traffic during race time i.e. from 6 am till 6 pm on the following days: 
·            Friday 7 August
·            Saturday 8 August
·            Sunday 9 August
In the period of these 3 days, from 6 am onwards, contractors will commence closing the affected roads and progressively closing gates and access to properties on these roads. By 7.30am all public and non-race vehicles will be cleared from the track, and the roads will not be available for use by the general public. This is an important part of the safety protocol for racing.
Although traffic and access plans have been focused on minimising disruption as the highest priority, it is inevitable that during the later stages of preparation and during the event, KL will be a very busy place. With more than 100,000 people expected at the race, and all the other things going on around our city, we actively encourage people to leave their cars at home, or park and use our public transport system to avoid traffic jams, namely the following stations:   
·            LRT stations (KLCC and Dang Wangi)
·            Monorail stations (Bukit Nanas and Raja Chulan)
Contact Us For Further Information
If there is need for further information or clarification, please contact us atinquiry@gtcitygrandprix.com or call the Traffic Enquiry Hotline at +6019 374 7774
The organisers of the 2015 KL City Grand Prix would like to thank you for your patience, and offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.