Sports and travel a perfect match.

September 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Editor's Post, Travel Logs

BANGKOK, 19 September 2017: After 19 years, Malaysia farewells the Formula 1 series later this month, while neighbour Singapore has signed a new contract to keep its famous F1 night race roaring for another five years.

Hosting mega sports events are the Holy Grail for nations keen to create awareness and boost tourism earnings.

Malaysia lowered the curtain on its F1 Grand Prix claiming it was no longer cost effective. Singapore after several rounds of negotiations secured a financial package that should give it bottom-line benefits for the next five year. Read more

Malaysia dumps F1 early

April 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 April 2017: Malaysia will scrap its Formula One race a year earlier than planned, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Friday, citing rising costs and falling ticket sales.

“The Cabinet has agreed to end the Formula One Grand Prix effective 2018 in view of the low returns compared to the cost of hosting the race,” he said in a statement.

Officials had said last year that Malaysia would discontinue its Formula One Grand Prix race from 2019, waving the checkered flag on one of Asia’s longest-running F1 races. Read more