By Linda Khoo
BANGKOK, Jan 12 – Thais and expatriates living in Thailand are invited to join the “Thai Tiew Malaysia” (Thais travel to Malaysia) video contest.
Participants need to submit a thirty to sixty-second short video in promoting Malaysian tourism to stand a chance of winning attractive prizes.
A total of 72,000 baht (RM9,716) worth of prizes including plane tickets, hotel accommodation, shopping vouchers and cash will be given away to the winners.
Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand Datuk Jojie Samuel said the contest, organised by Tourism Malaysia, Bangkok in collaboration with Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok, is an initiative to promote and keep Malaysia as a top destination in mind during this challenging time.
“Malaysia welcomes visitors to experience Malaysia’s diversity and uniqueness once it is safe to open our borders again,” he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Deputy Director of Tourism Malaysia, Bangkok, Mazreena Mohd Yusof said the contest also aim to create awareness through the Malaysia Truly Asia campaign, especially when travels are restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We hope that this contest will create a buzz among travellers and generate new interest for others to travel to Malaysia once borders are reopened in the near future,” she said.
The "Thai Tiew Malaysia” video contest has three categories – Thai students, Thai citizens and expatriates residing in Thailand.
The videos are encouraged to include food, arts and culture, architecture, holiday destinations, natural attractions about Malaysia. Entries close on Jan 31.
The winner will bring home prizes worth 44,000 baht (RM5,937) including 10,000 baht (RM1,349) in cash, flight tickets, hotel accommodation, shopping vouchers and corporate memorabilia while the second and third prize winners will get 18,000 baht (RM2,429) and 10,000 baht (RM1,349) worth of prizes.
The event is also supported and sponsored by industry partners including Dorset Hospitality International (M) Sdn Bhd, Lexis Suites Penang, Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Resort World Genting, Sunway Lagoon, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.
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