Thursday January 17, 2013
Free LRT rides to Bukit Jalil on Saturday
PUTRAJAYA: Free LRT service will be provided to Bukit Jalil in conjunction with the launch of the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014 promotional campaign carnival on Saturday.
The free service applies on the Ampang-Seri Petaling LRT line with disembarkment at the Bukit Jalil station from 6pm to midnight.
The three-day carnival, which kicks off tomorrow, 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 carnival.
Najib is expected to hand over the grand prize, which is a Naza Blade 250cc motorcycle worth RM18,000.
Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen advised people to take public transport in view of the limited parking space.
“There will also be a free shuttle service available from the Technology Park Malaysia to the tourism carnival for those who drive,” she said here yesterday.
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 carnival.
Other highlights 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 lanterns and lights.
Malaysia's queen of rock, Ella, is also scheduled to belt out the VMY 2014 theme song during the launch. The carnival opens at 4.30pm tomorrow but will start at 10am on subsequent days.