Published: Wednesday January 16, 2013 MYT 9:26:00 PM
Free LRT ride to Bukit Jailil on Saturday for launch of Visit Malaysia Year 2014
By LEE YEN MUN
PUTRAJAYA: Free LRT service will be provided to Bukit Jalil on Saturday in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014 promotional campaign carnival.
The free service applies on the Ampang-Seri Petaling line with disembarkment on the Bukit Jalil station from 6pm to midnight.
The three-day carnival, which kicks-off Friday, is scheduled to be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on the second night at 8pm.
A total of 97 companies have contributed 1,896 products and vouchers worth over RM200,000 to be given away during the duration of the carnival.
Najib himself is expected to hand over the grand prize, which is a Naza Blade 250cc motorcycle worth RM18,000.
"We advise members of the public to take the public transport in view of limited parking spaces.
"There will also be a free shuttle service available from the Technology Park Malaysia to the tourism carnival to facilitate parking for those who drive," Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said in a press conference Wednesday.
To qualify for the lucky draw, visitors must first register on the Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Facebook page or at a designated booth located at the tourism carnival.
Othet highlights at the carnival include a food fair, a showcase of Malaysian tourism products, booths offering special holiday packages, an exhibition on 1Malaysia Chopper Bikes, and a display of more than 60 different lanterns and lights.
Malaysian queen of rock, Ella, is also scheduled to belt out the VMY 2014 theme song during the launch, alongside performances by other local celebrities.
The carnival opens at 4.30pm Friday and from 10am on the subsequent two days.
The ministry has targeted 28 million tourists to visit the country next year.