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Tourism Malaysia and Hertz Singapore organise 3-day / 2-night Post-ITB Self-Drive Program to Malaysia

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 22 October 2008

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 Malaysias 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 coasts amazing sights, sounds and culinary delights. From majestic mountain vistas to alluring sea views, this program will provide a wonderful insight into Malaysias 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.

Ms Rafidah 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 ones own pace as well as a peace of mind.

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