Tourism Malaysia and Hertz Singapore
are hosting a special 3-day / 2-night Post-ITB Self-Drive Program to Malaysia.
The program has been customised especially for Buyers and Media attending
the inaugural ITB Asia, which opens today in Singapore.
To be held from 25th to 27th October 2008, the 3-day/ 2-night
self-drive program promises a multitude of memorable experiences covering Malaysia’s famous mountain retreat of Cameron Highlands, a unique seaside resort in Port Dickson and an exciting tour
on trishaw in the historic city of Melaka.
Participants will self-drive in a convoy to explore the west coast’s amazing sights, sounds and culinary delights. From majestic mountain vistas
to alluring sea views, this program will provide a wonderful insight into Malaysia’s rich and diverse attractions.
The participation fee for the self-drive vacation is
Sin$515 (US$374) for 2 persons which includes 2 nights’ twin-sharing accommodation, 3
days’ rental of a saloon car (2 adults per car) and select meals (2 breakfasts and 2 dinners).
Registration is via email to
and must be made by 12pm on 23rd October 2008. Advanced bookings are
preferred. Walk-up bookings during the ITB Asia 2008 can be made at the Hertz Rent-a-Car counter at the Hall 6 entrance on Level 6 of the
Suntec Convention Centre.
Idris, Director of Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, Singapore Office,
said, “Malaysian roads and highways are among the best in the world. Self-driving is an excellent way to explore the country. The highways cut
through mountains with beautiful village and countryside scenes. Most roads pass through villages and local markets allowing for quick
refreshments or shopping. Tourism Malaysia hopes that the ITB Asia participants and the media will have an enjoyable and hassle free
experience traveling on Malaysian highways and roads. At the same time, we also hope that they will be exposed to new attractions and regain a
fresh perspective on Malaysia as a driving getaway.”
Ms. LO Li
Wen, Director of Marketing Asia, Hertz Asia Pacific, added, “Over the weekends and public holidays we see more and more Singaporeans renting cars revving up across the Causeway heading north to
chill out. Malaysia ranks top in terms of accessibility, diversity and value for money. Singaporeans have an endless list of to-dos there –
makan [local term for eating], shopping, clubbing, golfing etc. Renting a car doing self-driving offers the freedom on wheels to go where one wants at one’s own pace as well
as a peace of mind.”
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