Brunei Darussalam

MALAYSIA MEGA SALE SHOPPING MALL RACE

Continuing from Indulge Till You Fly post is the last leg of day-long programme where a total of 119 participants from 19 countries regrouped at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Complex. After a vertically challenging experience on the KLIA DCA Tower, it’s time participants took the much awaited Shopping Mall Race where the group with the highest number of correct answers to shopping clues win. My heart was pumping with excitement as adrenalin took the place of fatigue from a busy morning schedule. This is the closest experience I ever got to an Amazing Race Asia adventure only bigger in the context of country participation and it was awesome, to say the least! The Mega Fam participants included travel agents, journalists, and crews from Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Nepal, Russia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Yemen.

Of the most universal of tourist leisure activity when in Malaysia, is shopping. And there are many reasons to shop in Malaysia—from the world class malls, swanky high-end boutiques and street bazaars to the wide range of duty free items, local handicrafts and designer products. The relatively attractive exchange rates also make for value-for-money spending for an entire spectrum of consumers. Malaysia enjoys three ‘mega’ sale events every year which are the Malaysia GP Sale, Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival and Malaysia Year-End Sale organised annually by the Ministry of Tourism and Tourism Malaysia. — Dato Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen

MORE PICTURES FROM SUNWAY PYRAMID SHOPPING MALL RACE

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Introducing Sunway Pyramid, Malaysia's first themed shopping kingdom and entertainment mall boasting 4 million square feet of retain extravaganza. Architecturally spell binding, the Egyptian-inspired Pyramid with an eye-catching lion standing guard at the entrance is joined by two glorious domes—the Orange Atrium and Blue Atrium.
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A world of experiences opens up as the all-new Sunway Pyramid brings you an eclectic mix of shopping themes and products, drawing the best the world has to offer into this dedicated retail haven. 5 shopping precincts—Fashion Central, Oasis Boulevard, Asian Avenue, Marrakesh and Kids Zone offer a rejuvenating sanctuary for shopper of all ages.
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Sunway Pyramid is a showcase 'component' of an even larger and more ambitious enterprise—Sunway Lagoon Resort—a world-class integrated resort destination. Highlights include the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park (home to the world's largest Surf Pool and world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge)
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The bus ride from the DCA Tower was quite some distance away so there was opportunity to catch some shut-eye to recharge before releasing the much needed adrenalin for the race.

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Intrigued by the sudden appearance of a 'Michael Jackson' look-alike members of the media took turns to have their photo moment with the celeb.

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Our team leader, Desmond, waves his monkey wand signaling us to get out butts off the seat.
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Little did I know at the time I took this photo of the Philippines Team moments before the start of the race that they emerged as champions. Well done Philippines!
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Our team members were in high spirit at the start of the race with our lead (in green and waving the big hand) showing us the way to the dizzing number of retail outlets!

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Visitors are in for a unique shopping adventure, all thanks to more than 800 specialty outlets. For some entertainment and fun, the mall houses the 48-lane Sunway Mega Lanes, which is also the venue and host to many international world class tournaments such as the 1998 Commonwealth Games, the Malaysian International Open Bowling Championships as well as the CGU Asian Bowling Tours organised by ESPN. There is also Sunway Pyramid Ice, which is Malaysia’s largest indoor ice-skating rink, and host to the prestigious Skate Asia 2008, World Ice Hockey 5’s tournaments and Skate Malaysia competitions.

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Some clues are straightforward while others are cryptic. Most of all, a shopping complex this massive is just mind boggling when it comes to shopping.

MORE PICTURES FROM SUNWAY PYRAMID SHOPPING MALL RACE

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Once your shopping is done, Sunway Pyramid is an amazing place to eat. From intimate cafes serving snacks and pastries to casual dining restaurants, you will find a feast of culinary delights, both authentically Malaysian and from all around the globe. Take your pick at Bread Story, Secret Recipe or Auntie Anne’s Pretzels for some light healthy treats. For the really hungry, drop by Tokyo G, Ichiban Ramen, Laksa Shack or Pizza Pappa John. For gourmet connoisseurs, there’s Tony Roma’s, Dragon-i Restaurant, Canton-i and of course fast food joints such as Mc Donalds, KFC, A&W, Kenny Roger’s Roasters to name a few are strategically located around the mall for your convenience.

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Mr Mohd Shahril Ali, Head of Shopping Secretariat presents a token of appreciation to Afelda Ghani receiving on behalf of the Brunei team.
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Presenting a generous hamper for 3rd place winner to Team Yemen representative is Mohd Shahril Ali (left) Head of Shopping Secretariat Malaysia and HC Chan (middle) CEO and President of Sunway Pyramid.

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Team Philippines the champions of Shopping Mall Race followed by Australia and Yemen. What an incredible finish to a very tiring day. Well deserved!

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Team Australia who takes second place shows us that they're great shoppers too!

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The Brunei team shares a table with these two Yemenis whose team takes number 3 spot. Well done guys!

For more information about events or places of interest in Malaysia,
contact Tourism Malaysia Brunei office

MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD
Unit 1.14 – 1.15, First Floor, The Rizqun International Hotel
Gadong BE3519,  Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: 673-2381575 / 673-2381576 | Fax: 673-2381584
Official Tourism Malaysia website

2 thoughts on “MALAYSIA MEGA SALE SHOPPING MALL RACE

  1. A beautiful collection of captured memories and experience! Good photography Jan!! I always leave your page with admiration. =D

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