KUALA LUMPUR, 19 December 2013 – Tourism Malaysia launched the “Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY 2014) Sticker Photo Contest” today to raise awareness of the celebration of VMY 2014 among Malaysians and expatriates.
The contest will be held for a
period of three months beginning 1 January until 31 March 2014. Each
month, 30 lucky winners will get to bring home attractive prizes,
including domestic travel packages.
“Through this contest,
Malaysians and expatriates will get to join us and assist us in
promoting VMY 2014. At the same time, it will also prepare them to be
the host during the celebration of this much-anticipated event,” said
the Director General of Tourism Malaysia Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab,
during the launching of the VMY 2014 Sticker Photo Contest at the Sungai
Besi PLUS Toll, where a total of 150,000 stickers were distributed to
road users around the country. The event was also attended by the Senior General Manager of PLUS Ir. Mohd. Zulastri Mohd. Amin.
VMY 2014 stickers, depicting the proboscis monkey (the mascot of VMY
2014), were distributed at 15 locations – seven toll plazas and one PLUS
R & R outlet – Sungai Besi Toll in Selangor, Skudai Toll in Johor,
Ayer Keroh Toll in Melaka, Pulau Pinang Bridge Toll, Senawang Toll in
Seremban, Batu Tiga Toll in Shah Alam, Hutan Kampung Toll in Kedah, and
Tapah R&R in Perak.
Besides that, the stickers were also
distributed in states that are not connected via the PLUS Highway, such
as Jabor Toll in Terengganu, Tun Salahudin Bridge Toll in Sarawak, Kuala
Perlis Jetty, KB Mall in Kelantan, Kota Kinabalu Airport in Sabah,
Kuantan Sentral and Urban Transformation Centre in Bentong, Pahang.
from highway locations, stickers for the VMY 2014 Sticker Photo Contest
can also be obtained at Tourism Malaysia state offices and Tourist
Information Centres (TIC) around the country.
This contest is
also expected to increase the number of followers on Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia
Facebook (FB CC1M) at http://www.facebook.com/CutiCuti1Malaysia. To
date, the page has approximately 1.8 million followers. To
participate in the contest, participants are required to place the
sticker on their vehicles and take a creative picture of the vehicle
against the background of any tourist attraction in Malaysia. Contest
entries can be submitted via CC1M FB.
The participants also need
to “Like” the CC1M FB page before uploading their photos on the VMY 2014
Car Sticker Photo Contest app. The photo also needs to be shared with
10 friends. Unsuccessful entries for the first month will be carried forward to the second month’s draw and so forth.