1. YB Mohd. Kamil B. Shafie, Chairman of Tourism Perak Management Berhad launches the 4th IPOH International Waiters Race at Lost World of Tambun

1. YB Mohd. Kamil B. Shafie, Chairman of Tourism Perak Management Berhad launches the 4th IPOH International Waiters Race at Lost World of Tambun

With the competition finally included in the state’s Calendar of Events, the committee of the 4th IPOH International Waiters Race is confident that it will draw 450 participants not only within Malaysia but internationally.

2. the 4th IPOH International Waiters Race is launched

2. the 4th IPOH International Waiters Race is launched

In view of the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) President Sam Cheah is also President of ASEAN Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHRA) during the term of 2015 – 2017, the committee hopes to attract at least four participants from each ASEAN country.

3. group photo of the management committee and sponsors of the 4th IPOH International Waiters Race

3. group photo of the management committee and sponsors of the 4th IPOH International Waiters Race

While the previous three editions of IPOH International Waiters Race were a 2-day/1-night affair, this year’s race is more enthusiastic as it will be 3-day/2-night instead.

4. presentation of mock cheque for the amount of RM35,000 from Tourism Perak acting Chief Executive Officer Puan Zuraida Md. Taib (second from left)

4. presentation of mock cheque for the amount of RM35,000 from Tourism Perak acting Chief Executive Officer Puan Zuraida Md. Taib (second from left)

Said MAH Perak Chapter Chairperson Maggie Ong, IPOH International Waiters Race is an excellent platform to promote tourism in the state of Perak. “We decided to extend the race event to enable participants to enjoy our sights not only in Ipoh but also Royal Belum, Pangkor and other destinations within the state as we have members all over.”

5. presentation of mock cheque for the amount of RM15,000 from the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) represented by Ron Low, General Manager of Excelsior Hotel Ipoh (second from left)

5. presentation of mock cheque for the amount of RM15,000 from the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) represented by Ron Low, General Manager of Excelsior Hotel Ipoh (second from left)

To be held for the second consecutive year at the Lost World of Tambun on 15th May, 2016, there will be two race categories: Classic Tray and Sportive Tray.

6. Spritzer sponsors RM6000 cash plus mineral water for the event

6. Spritzer sponsors RM6000 cash plus mineral water for the event

Classic Tray is open to individual professionals working in hotels. Competitors are to dress in their own establishment uniform.

7. Tower Regency Hotel sponsors RM2,000 - second from left is Hotel Manager Madam Mariana Abdul Hamid

7. Tower Regency Hotel sponsors RM2,000 – second from left is Hotel Manager Madam Mariana Abdul Hamid

Meanwhile, Sportive Tray is open to quick service waiters, students in hospitality colleges and the public. Sports shoes are allowed for this category.

Entry fee is RM50 per participant for the above races. The following are the cash prizes up for grabs:

Category A: Classic Tray
1st prize: RM2,000
2nd prize: RM1,000
3rd prize: RM700

Category B: Sportive Tray
1st prize: RM1,500
2nd prize: RM1,000
3rd prize: RM500

8. Syeun Hotel sponsors RM2,000 - hotel director Maggie Ong is second from left

8. Syeun Hotel sponsors RM2,000 – hotel director Maggie Ong is second from left

Although the Lost World of Tambun is hosting the event for the second year, this time around will be a new course. Over a distance of 1.3 kilometres, participants can expect to be faced with numerous challenges, including walking up stairs and across undulating ground.

9. MH Hotel Ipoh sponsors RM2,000

9. MH Hotel Ipoh sponsors RM2,000

A day earlier on 14th May, 2016, interesting side events will also be held at the same venue of the Lost World of Tambun.

Master Chef Competition
Open to individual professionals working in hotels registered under the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH). Entry fee is RM50.

1st Prize: RM500
2nd Prize: RM300
3rd Prize: RM200

Fruit Carving Competition
Open to individual professionals working in hotels registered under the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH). Entry fee is RM50.

1st Prize: RM500
2nd Prize: RM300
3rd Prize: RM200

Ice Carving Competition
Open to individual professionals working in hotels. Entry fee is RM50 (MAH member) or RM100 (non-member).

1st Prize: RM1000
2nd Prize: RM700
3rd Prize: RM500

10. group photo of sponsors with tourism officials

10. group photo of sponsors with tourism officials

As you can see, this waiters race is not only open to waiters per se, as members of the public are also welcome to join in the fun.

Entry forms will be made available at www.ipohwaitersrace.net or contact any hotel that is registered under the Malaysian Association of Hotels (most hotels are).

Event: Launch of 4th IPOH International Waiters Race
Venue: Lost World of Tambun, Ipoh
Date: 17th March, 2016
Time: 3pm

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