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Day 1: 21st Sept, 2012

Malaysia Tourism Hunt

getting ready to flag off Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2012

And so, after two days of orientation, briefing and tour around Putrajaya, the first day of Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2012 dawned on us. A press conference by Tourism Minister of Malaysia, Y.B. Dato’ Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen, was held in the morning. She explained to all present, the objectives of the Hunt. The main one is to promote Malaysia as a fly-and-drive destination, hence the participation of local and foreign media and also travel agents.

Malaysia Tourism Hunt

the convoy of cars, led by Proton Preve, in a queue

We were soon flagged off by the Minister, and the convoy of about 35 vehicles, all sponsored by Proton Bhd., with police outriders and Jabatan Pertahanan Awam (JPAM) covering our back.

Malaysia Tourism Hunt

my team mates, (L-R): Nikhil Sharma (Overdrive Magazine, India), Anne (PenMerah.com, Kuala Lumpur) & Abdul Malik (Go Travel Holiday, Sarawak)

Our first check point was Kuala Kubu Baru; it is a Malay village at the foot of Fraser’s Hill. There, we participated in a historical walk and food trail. It was quite a tough challenge and we had to walk about two blocks of shop houses, trying to search for answers based on vague clues. This activity ended after 30 minutes.

Malaysia Tourism Hunt

the capable drivers of Team 16

After an icy bowl of cendol at Kak Jah’s, the convoy snaked its way up hill to Fraser’s Hill. It was so chilly up there!!! We put up for the night at Shahzan’s Inn, but only after being put through the most arduous task of running uphill and down hill for two hours participating in a challenge, discovering what nature has to offer, really observing in detail.

Malaysia Tourism Hunt

arriving at Kuala Kubu Baru for the historical walk hunt and food trail activities

That wasn’t all. We had to go for a night trail as well, before we could get to bed for a good night’s rest!

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