Monday, March 26, 2007

1.8 million foreigners expected for F1

KUALA LUMPUR: The Petronas Malaysian F1 Grand Prix in Sepang on April 6-8 is expected to bring in more than 1.8 million foreign tourists.

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said local and foreign tourists would have the opportunity to enjoy shopping as they follow the F1 race in Malaysia.

"We have the co-operation of 352 retailers for the event, and are also working hand-in-hand with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to help promote the event to foreign tourists," he said.

His speech was read by Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai after launching the Malaysia GP Sale here yesterday.

Jointly organised by the Tourism Ministry, Tourism Malaysia, Pampena Sdn Bhd and the Shopping Malaysia Secretariat, the nationwide sale will run till April 22.

Special programmes will be held at various shopping malls in the country during the period.

Source : NST
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