Upcoming events in Malaysia set to thrill adventurous Aussie travellers

Looking to add a shot of excitement to your next getaway? While Malaysia is the perfect destination for adventurous Australian travellers year-round, during October there are two action-packed events taking place, which will particularly appeal to the thrill-seeker within.

Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix
The Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix is taking place from 21-23 October at Sepang International Circuit. The Malaysia circuit is race 17 on the MotoGP calendar, and offers Australian travellers the opportunity to watch world-class riders like Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi, and also explore the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur.

The Motorsport Shop Group is offering a fantastic six night MotoGP package, on 18 – 24/25 October. From $4,380 per person, the package includes return economy flights, accommodation, daily breakfast and transfers, and day tour of KL, where you’ll visit the famous Twin Towers Skybridge and Observation Deck, Selangor Pewter Factory where MotoGP trophies are made, Batu Caves, and markets at Petaling St.

You’ll also be able to get up close with the Grand Prix action, with a VIP Pit Walk Tour on 21, 22 and 23 October, with access to the VIP Village for both qualifying and the race, exclusive rooftop viewing, and hospitality in the suite above the MotoGP pit garages.

This package is ex. Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin and Adelaide, based on twin-share and subject to terms and conditions and availability.
From $4,797 per person, The Motorsport Shop Group is also offering you the chance to experience your own Grand Prix glory. This six days, five nights package includes return economy flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur, hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, return transfers, and access to the exclusive Paddock Village. Additionally you will also get to ride the infamous SIC track following the MotoGP on 24 or 25 October, with bike rental, two qualified instructors and apparel included.

This package is ex. Sydney, based on twin-share, minimum four paxs, and subject to terms and conditions and availability. Additional packages are also available ex. Melbourne and Perth. For more information on these packages, and other options available, please contact Patrick Wedes on 02 9546 2654 or email patrick@gpshop.net.

From $1,167 per person, you can also satisfy your taste for Grand Prix adventure with MASholidays MotoGP package. The four days, three nights package includes return economy tickets from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur, hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, access to the Main Grandstand and return airport transfers. For those looking to get up close and personal with the action the $1,941 per person four days, three nights package includes return economy flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur, hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, return transfers, and access to the exclusive Paddock Village, which is located directly above the teams’ pit garages and boasts one of the prime views of the track.

Packages are based ex. Sydney, based on twin-share and subject to terms and conditions and availability. Additional packages are also available ex. Melbourne and Perth. For more information go to: holiday.malaysiaairlines.com

Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon
Deemed by many as the world’s toughest mountain race, the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon takes place from 22-23 October. This race is a true challenge to the spirit of human endurance.

It takes the average climber two days to climb the mountain, but participants of the race can complete it in less than three hours. This extraordinary 21 km race up and down the 4,095m Mount Kinabalu, boasts a gruelling vertical climb of 2,300m over a mere eight and a half kilometres.

This year competitors will contend for the prestigious Skyrunner® SuperCup, which will be awarded to the fastest male and female.

Registrations for the event are open now, and close on 30 September. To register head to: http://climbathon.sabahtourism.com
Shahrin Mokhtar, director of Tourism Malaysia in Sydney, says these events offers Australians a unique opportunity to witness a world-class sporting event, great value for money, and the chance to explore two of Malaysia’s most dynamic cities.

“The Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon are two of the most exciting events on the Malaysia sporting calendar. They offer an opportunity to see world-class athletes, as well as a holiday that caters to budget-conscious travellers.”

“For those looking to extend your trip by a day or two, there are plenty of things to see and do in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. In Kuala Lumpur you can get your dose of retail therapy at Bukit Bintang, view the city from the infamous KL Tower or Petronas Twin Towers, or wander around the bustling markets in Chinatown and Little India. In Kota Kinabalu, you can spend a few well deserved days of rest and relaxation, soaking up the beautiful beaches, and becoming acquainted with the unique wildlife,” states Mokhtar.

Source = Tourism Malaysia
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