This month, F1 fever has swept across the country, with every Tom, Dick and Harry anticipating the most prestigious race event of the year – the Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit (SIC).
In our previous pages, we highlighted many of the exciting off-track activities, including an aerobatic air show, concerts and Formula 1 roadshows. Back in the city, shopaholics will be happy to know that in conjunction with the Grand Prix, malls such as Suria KLCC, Pavilion KL, the Curve and Sunway Pyramid are holding prize-busting promotions during the 1Malaysia GP Sale from 15 March to 6 April.
So, if you’re coming to watch the F1 race, plan to arrive a little early or stay on after the race to indulge in some irresistible deals. Make sure to take full advantage of this annual shopping feast, the heat of which is especially felt in the Klang Valley. Also running in conjunction with this year’s Grand Prix period is the prominent Offshore Technology Conference Asia 2014, one of Asia’s pre-eminent exhibitions and conferences, that brings together the top brass of global oil and gas professionals to network and discuss cutting-edge technologies relating to the Asian industry.
Finally, the SapuraKencana Petroleum Malaysia Grand Prix Gala Dinner and Concert, to be held at Plaza PETRONAS on 27 March, will see the movers and shakers of KL, along with global A-list celebrities, gather for one of KL’s most prestigious events. In the past, this event has seen Hollywood stars including Teri Hatcher, Josh Harnett and Adrian Brody in attendance, as well as performances from legends like Babyface.
This year however, the ante has been upped as ticket holders are presented with a chance to attend the Gala Dinner, where in the past the event has been one of "by- invitation- only". Stay tuned to find out which stunning acts will be belted out at this year’s event!
SIC F1 Roadshow
When 27 February-16 March
Where (27 Feb-2 Mar) Queensbay Mall, Penang, (6-9 Mar) Johor Bahru, (14-16 Mar) Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre
Tel 03 8778 2200
1Malaysia GP Sales
When 15 March-6 April
Tel 03 8891 8000
Offshore Technology Conference Asia 2014
When 25-28 March
Where Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre