2014 Golden Triangle Mountainbike Challenge II – Updates! Goodies Bags & Jersey Collection.

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[First posted 28 February 2014]
[Updated on 18 March 2014]

Goodies Bag & Jersey Collection!

The organizing committee has decided to bring forward the goodies bag and jersey collection date so that you have more time to make the necessary arrangements.

You will be able to collect your goodies bag and jersey starting this Tuesday 18 March 2014. Please refer to the date,  time and location to collect your goodies bag and jersey as stated below; 为了让参与者能有更长的时间作安排,工委会已决定提前领取你的参与者背包和脚车服。你在这个星期二开始来领取。请注意以下参与者背包和脚车服领取的时间和地点 Untuk memberikan lebih banyak masa untuk anda membuat persediaan sempena program berbasikal ini, jawatankuasa penganjur telah memutuskan tarikh yang lebih awal untuk anda mengambil goodies bag dan Jersi iaitu mulai hari Selasa [18 Mac 2014] ini. Masa dan lokasi untuk mengambil goodies bag dan jersi anda adalah seperti berikut:

If you are taking on behalf of others, please ensure you have their original receipt or photocopy IC (for online registration). 如果你时代别人领取,请确保你带来收据,或复印登记(网上报名者) Jika anda mengambil untuk orang lain, sila bawah resit, atau photocopy IC (Untuk pendaftaran online) Date/日期/Tarikh  18/19/20 March 2014
Time/时间/Masa 12.00pm – 6.30pm 8.30pm -9.30pm

Location/地点/Lokasi

[Upstairs /Tingkat atas] of JJ Fashion Centre (嘉佳时装中心楼上)
– 11, Jalan Serindit Tman Sentosa 14300 Nibong Tebal.

华达超级市场左边的一排店屋 Behind/ belakang Yawata Supermarket Google Map
GPS Coordinate : 5.166389,  100.475855

If you cannot make it on the above date, you can collect on the following date and location 如果你无法在上述日期领取,您可以在下列时间和地点领取
Jika anda tidak boleh mengambil goodies bag dan jersi anda pada tarikh di atas, anda boleh mengambil pada tarikh dan tempat seperti di bawah:

Date/日期/Tarikh :
21 March 2014 [2.30pm - 7.30pm]
22 March 2014 [10.30am - 7-30pm]

Location/地点/Lokasi
SRJK Pai Teik
Nibong Tebal Jalan Ooi Kar Seng
14300 Nibong Tebal
Google Map GPS Coordinate : 5.1733,  100.468688

Please call 017-4847796 if you need the detail of the direction. Participants who registered at the following bike shop should collect your goodies bag and jersey the respective bike shop. 如果你是在下列脚车店登记的参与者, 你可以回去你登记的脚车店领取参与者背包和脚车服。 Peserta yang telah mendaftar di kedai basikal berikut, sila mengambil goodies bag dan jersey anda di kedai basikal yang anda mendaftar masing-masing.
1) Lim Bike
2) Kedai Basikal Wong
3) TQS Trading
4) Option Cyclist Bicycle Shop
5) Soon Lee Bicycle Shop
6) Sen Da Trading
7) Smart Cycle House
8) Hoon Lim Cycle Trading

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[Updated 3 March

Registration is closed.

To check if you are in the list of participants, go to http://2014gtmc.blogspot.com/p/participants-list.html

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GTMC2 Route

Prizes

Mens:
Champion: Cash RM800, numbered gold medal
Runner up: Cash RM400, numbered gold medal
1st Runner up: Cash RM200, numbered gold medal

Women:
Champion: Cash RM800, numbered medal
Runner up: Cash RM400, numbered medal
1st Runner up: Cash RM200, numbered medal

Mens and Women:
4th. to 100th.: numbered gold medal. 4th to 10th winners will be awarded the medal on stage.

All Other Jamboree and Fun Riders:
Silver medal will be given away upon completion of the ride.

Lucky Draw Prizes
As of today, there are 150 lucky draw prizes up for grab! You are automatically entitled to participate inthe lucky draws if you are a registered participants with an official participant’s number plate. The only thing you are required to do, is to be present on the event day with the number plate, and place your lucky number which you must tear off from the number plate into the lucky draw box.

To see what is in store for all the lucky riders there… click http://2014gtmc.blogspot.com/p/lucky-draws.html

Good luck!

What is in your goodies bag?

In your participant’s goodies bag, you are not only getting a cable tie, jersey and number plate, but also a reusable simple sports bag for you to carry your belongings when you are cycling. In addition, you will get a small towel knitted with event logo.

In a nutshell, with your registration, we will give you one jersey, one number plate, simple sports bag as a goodies bag, a towel. On the event day, you are also entitled to a chance to win one of the great lucky draw prizes and a medal. Last but not least, you are also contributing to a fund to help poor students and patients who need financial help! Thank you.

Posted in Majlis Sukan Daerah, Pembangunan Sukan, Program Sukan Massa

Queen Nicol all set for a special world meet

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Filepic of Nicol David when she won her seventh world title at the Cayman Islands in 2012. The world No.1 is all prepared for a special tournament in front of her home crowd

Published: Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 10:28:00 PM
Updated:   Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 10:41:15 PM

By Loganath Velloo

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysian squash queen Nicol David has special memories of each of her seven world titles won in 2005-06 and 2008-12.

If she wins an eighth crown in the 29th World Women’s Squash Cham-pionship 2013, which begins today at the SPICE Arena in Penang, it will triumph all her other victories.

Nicol has made no secret of her excitement in featuring in the World Championship in front of her home fans. She had played her part in supporting the move to bring the championship to the island state after Hong Kong and Egypt declined to become hosts.

Playing at the SPICE Arena, formerly known as PISA, is not new to the world No. 1. She had captured her second world junior title there in 2001 and is now looking forward to extend her unbeaten streak at the venue.

“To play in a World Championship in my hometown, I cannot ask for more than this,” said Nicol.

“The World Championship is unlike any other competitions on the Tour. This is what professional squash is all about and the players have a special feeling about the tournament.”

Nicol opens her campaign against the 2013 Penang Open champion Emma Beddoes of England. The match has been scheduled to start at 9pm on Tuesday, and will be preceded by an opening ceremony comprising a cycling and torch run, live band performance, 3D projection show and a fireworks display.

But it is the fireworks on the court that will be of more interest to the 5,000 supporters who are expected on the opening day.

Much has been said and written about the amount of pressure on Nicol’s shoulders to live up to expectations on home soil.

But Nicol herself has brushed off the concern, and said that she is experienced enough not to allow the pressure to affect her performance.

If all goes well, the top seed from Malaysia is expected to cruise into the quarter-finals, where she will likely play eighth seed Camille Serme of France or former arch-rival Rachael Grinham of Australia. Fourth seed Alison Waters of England is likely to be waiting in the semi-final.

In the bottom half of the draw, second seed Laura Massaro of England and third seed Raneem El Weleily are the favourites to set up a repeat of their 2012 World Open semi-final clash, which the former won.

El Weleily does not expect this year’s competition to follow the script, and feels that several upsets are possible.

“It is not so clear cut for the seeded players because everybody here is a top level competitor and has an equal chance of winning. I think it will be an interesting competition and we can expect several surprises,” said El Weleily.

Among the players capable of playing the spoiler’s role in the bottom half of the draw are England’s Jenny Duncalf, Ireland’s Madeline Perry and Malaysia’s Low Wee Wern.

After two successive quarter-final appearances, Wee Wern is seeking a maiden appearance in the last four. The sixth seed, however, will have her work cut out as she is in the same quarter as Massaro.

Wee Wern’s opening match on Wednesday is against Australian Donna Urquhart.

Eighteen-year-old Vanessa Raj, the third Malaysian in the fray, is not expected to get past her opening match against Massaro.

The Star is the official media for the championship.

Posted in Majlis Sukan Daerah

CLIMB FOR GREEN 2014 – CLOSING DATE EXTENDED!

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climb for green latest artwork_28 Feb Top Photo: [Seated from left] Jawi assemblyman YB. Soon Lip Chee, State Youth & Sports, Women, Family and Community Development committee chairman YB. Chong Eng and Lion Choo Eng Hin with the organising committee members during the recent press conference

The Star_6 March 2014_Climb for Green 2014 PC

[First Posted on 4 March 2014]
[Updated on 18 March 2014]

Calling for all hikers to join Climb For Green 2014, a fund-raising event organized by Lions Club International District 308 B2 in conjunction with Penang State Governor’s birthday for the 10th consecutive year. This event will be happening on 23rd March 2014 (Sunday), 6.30 in the morning at with the starting point at Botanical Gardens, Penang. The route will lead you all the way to Penang Hill where the prizes presentation and lucky draws will be held.

This event is endorsed by Penang State Government, in collaboration with Penang State Sports Council, Penang Municipal Council and Penang Amateur Athletic Association.

“The objective of this event is to promote care and love for the green environment at the same time also to promote leisure exercises for health. Other than that, we also aim to raise some fund for The Association of Resource and Education for Autistic Children (REACh) as one of our efforts to create awareness about autism. Autism refers to a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them,” said the President, Lions Club of Tanjung, Penang (Terms 2013 – 2014) cum Organizing Chairman, Lion Choo Eng Hin.

Registration is open to public and permission from guardians is required for participants below the age of 18. The categories are:
– Category A: Boy aged 17 & below
– Category B: Girl aged 17 & below
– Category C: Men aged 18 – 34
– Category D: Women aged 18 – 34
– Category E: Men Veteran aged 35 & above
– Category F: Women Veteran aged 35 & above

You may register at DELTA Extra, Gembira Parade (Greenlane), DELTA Burmah Road and DELTA Bandar Perai Jaya (Butterworth).

Participants also may log on to http://deltaevents.com.my/event/info/index/Climb_For_Green_2014

This event is suitable for the whole family and we encourage all to be part of this  healthy hiking event which is also held for a good cause said State Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development committee chairman YB. Chong Eng during the press conference at Komtar recently [4th March 2014].

A non-returnable registration fee is RM20 and the fee includes one dry-fit t-shirt, a bun and one bottle of drinking water. We are targeting 1200 participants to join this event and it is based on first-come-first-serve basis. As a norm, a finishing medal and certificate of recognition will be given to participants who reaches the finishing line within 2.5hours from the starting time (7.30am-10.00am). Top 5 prizes will be given out to winners for each category and we urge you to hurry and register soon because the closing date for registration is on 15th March 2014. has been extended until the number of participants reaches 1,200.

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Dry fit-Shirt Sample

climb for green_shirt_accessed 4 marchSizes:

Size / Measurement Chest Length
S 38″ 27″
M 40″ 28″
L 42″ 29″
XL 44″ 30″
XXL 46″ 31″

T-Shirt Collection

  • Date : 16th March 2014 (Sun)
  • Time : 10.00am till 6.00pm
  • Venue : Delta Extra Gembira Parade, Jalan Masjid Negeri, (Greeenlan) 18-01-01, Lorong Delima 1, 11600 Pulau Pinang

As a tradition, the Penang State Governor will be joining the event at the top of Penang Hill during prizes giving ceremony and this follow with a birthday cake cutting session. In line with the green theme, Leo’s Club members will be on duty as sweeper for the event. They will be responsible in caring for the environment surrounding the events route to ensure that the place is kept clean.

Fabulous lucky draw prizes are up for grabs during this event. The grand prize is a motorcycle and other prizes include a 42-inch LCD TV, iPhone 5, iPad mini and many more. T-shirt collection is on 16th March 2014 (Sunday) from 10am till 6pm at DELTA Extra (Gembira Parade), Greenlane.

For further info/media enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Kristine Khoh Ln. Choo Eng Hin
Mobile No.: +6016-4105447 Mobile No.: +6012-4880800

Posted in Program Sukan Massa

Nicol David Heralds Her Most Memorable Tournament in Penang

[Source: http://wsaworldtour.com/news/nicole-david-heralds-her-most-memorable-tournament-in-penang]

[16 March 2014]

Despite a glittering career in which she has won more than 70 World Tour titles and countless Asian trophies over the past 16 years, Malaysia’s world number one Nicol David will compete in her “most memorable tournament ever” when she defends her title in the Penang CIMB Women’s World Squash Championship in her home state of Penang this week.

Staged in Penang for the first time in its 35-year history, the $120,000 championship is the premier event on the Women’s Squash Association (WSA) World Tour – and, on an all-glass showcourt at the SPICE Arena, the remarkable David is seeded to extend her World Championship record to eight titles.

“This will certainly be the most memorable tournament ever, to have the World Championship being held in my very own hometown,” said the illustrious 30-year-old Penangite. “This is the biggest squash spectacle Penang has ever hosted.

“I’m looking forward to this tournament starting soon and having all the top players right here – experiencing this island that is very close to my heart.”

Will the Queen of Malaysian squash perhaps be distracted by all the attention she is receiving on the eve of the tournament? “I just like playing in Malaysia always and now in Penang,” David responded. “It’ll give me a great boost to do my best and give it my all. I’ve trained hard and will make the most of it while being in Penang.”

How does the Penang World Championship fit in to her priorities for the year, in view of a heavy 2014 schedule which also includes the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games? “It sure is up there with the lot of priorities set for the year so I’ll keep this Worlds in Penang my main focus for now and deal with the rest of the year when the time comes.

Penangites Nicol David [left] and Low Wee Wern [right] set to thrill fans

“As long as I have my programme set then that’s how I would be able to take on each tournament this year,” added David, pictured above (left) with fellow Penangite Low Wee Wern, the No6 seed, at the event launch.

David singled out two people who deserve special praise for getting the WSA World Championship off the ground this year: “The biggest squash enthusiast with the sheer driving force was Mr Thomas Chan from Nusmetro – with massive support from the Chief Minister of the Penang State Government working closely with him and title sponsor CIMB to see this through.

“It was a challenge he was willing to endure in such a short time since this event was announced in January – but he has formed his team with the Penang Squash Academy’s structure with squash tournaments that has truly made this event rolling the way it is for this week.”

David, who is unbeaten in the World Championship over 25 matches since 2007, will begin her latest campaign against England’s Emma Beddoes, the world No22 from Leeds.

1st round draw: [1] Nicol David (MAS) v Emma Beddoes (ENG) [11] Annie Au (HKG) v Qualifier [8] Camille Serme (FRA) v Qualifier [14] Rachael Grinham (AUS) v Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) [4] Alison Waters (ENG) v Joshana Chinappa (IND) [12] Kasey Brown (AUS) v Nour El Sherbini (EGY) [5] Joelle King (NZL) v Qualifier [13] Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) v Qualifier [15] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) v Joey Chan (HKG) [7] Madeline Perry (IRL) v Sarah Kippax (ENG) [10] Dipika Pallikal (IND) v Qualifier [3] Raneem El Welily (EGY) v Qualifier [16] Line Hansen (DEN) v Qualifier [6] Low Wee Wern (MAS) v Donna Urquhart (AUS) [9] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v Qualifier [2] Laura Massaro (ENG) v [WC] Vanessa Raj (MAS)

Matches from the first round will be streamed live via the official event website www.simplythebest.my/

For all the latest WSA Tour news: wsaworldtour.com

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Posted in Pembangunan Sukan

29th Penang Women’s World [Squash] Championship – Results

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RESULTS:

1st qualifying round [15 March 2014] :
Eun Chan Ahn (KOR) bt Nur Aliah Anis (MAS) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6 (18m)
Rachel Arnold (MAS) bt Sara Chew Rou-Yi (MAS) 14-12, 11-3, 11-2 (20m)
Lotte Eriksen (NOR) bt Aifa Azman (MAS) 11-9, 11-5, 11-9 (27m)
Christine Nunn (AUS) bt Nazihah Hanis (MAS) 11-5, 11-9, 11-5 (25m)
Celine Yeap (MAS) bt Lim Jee Nee (MAS) 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 (25m)
Pushppa Devi (MAS) bt Lai Wen Li (MAS) 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 7-11, 16-14 (43m)
Teh Min Jie (MAS) bt Zetty Zawannah (MAS) 11-8, 11-1, 11-6 (19m)
S Sivasangari (MAS) bt Karina Heredia Gonzalez (MEX) 11-5, 11-4, 11-1 (16m)
Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) bt Andrea Lee (MAS) 8-11, 7-11, 11-2, 11-9, 11-9 (45m)
Zulhijjah Binti Azan (MAS) bt Satomi Watanabe (JPN) 11-8, 7-11, 6-11, 11-6, 13-11 (54m)
Zoe Foo (MAS) bt Teh Min Ern (MAS) 5-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-3, 11-8 (40m)
Aika Azman (MAS) bt Ooi Kah Yan (MAS) 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6 (33m)

[Source: http://wsaworldtour.com/news/day-1-women-s-world-championship-qualifying-round-results]

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RESULTS: Penang CIMB Women’s World Squash Championship, Penang, Malaysia

2nd qualifying round [16 & 17 March 2014]:
Eun Chan Ahn (KOR) bt Emily Whitlock (ENG) 10-12, 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 (60m)
Megan Craig (NZL) bt Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 7-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-4 (48m)
Heba El Torky (EGY) bt Rachel Arnold (MAS) 11-1, 11-7, 11-8 (23m)
Deon Saffery (WAL) bt Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) 12-14, 11-7, 11-2, 11-6 (47m)
Siyoli Waters (RSA) bt Lotte Eriksen (NOR) 12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7 (58m)
Lisa Aitken (ENG) bt Christine Nunn (AUS) 11-4, 11-7, 10-12, 11-4 (40m)
Tesni Evans (WAL) bt Celine Yeap (MAS) 11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6 (34m)
Olga Ertlova (CZE) bt Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) 12-10, 9-11, 11-4, 11-1 (39m)
Milou van der Heijden (NED) bt Pushppa Devi (MAS) 13-11, 11-8, 11-1 (21m)
Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed (EGY) bt Delia Arnold (MAS) 11-5, 7-11, 11-5, 11-4 (46m)
Salma Hany Ibrahim (EGY) bt Teh Min Jie (MAS) 11-1, 11-6, 11-5 (21m)
Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) bt S Sivasangari (MAS) 11-5, 11-4, 11-6 (18m)
Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) bt Kylie Lindsay (NZL) 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 5-11, 11-5 (53m)
Samantha Cornett (CAN) bt Zulhijjah Binti Azan (MAS) 11-3, 11-2, 13-11 (26m)
Lisa Camilleri (AUS) bt Zoe Foo (MAS) 11-7, 11-3, 11-4 (22m)
Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt Aika Azman (MAS) 11-3, 11-4, 11-6 (17m)

Posted in Pembangunan Sukan

Gold medalists Rachel Arnold and Celine Yeap led the way as a total of eight Malaysians cleared the first qualifying round

[15 March 2014]

[Source: http://wsaworldtour.com/news/day-1-women-s-world-championship-qualifying-round-results]

GEORGETOWN: Asian Youth Games (AYG) gold medalists Rachel Arnold and Celine Yeap led the way as a total of eight Malaysians cleared the first qualifying round of the Penang-CIMB Women’s World Championships at the Nicol David International Squash Centre (NDISC) in Bukit Dumbar yesterday.

Rachel, who turns 18 on April 16, put in a solid performance to see off a gutsy challenge from compatriot Sara Chew.

The younger sister of Malaysian No.3 Delia, won her match 14-12, 11-3, 11-2 in 20 minutes.

“This is the biggest event for me this year and my career as well so I was a little nervous in the beginning,” said the world No.70.

“I struggled a little but I managed to bring myself back in the second game and I pretty much settled down after that.

“I will be facing Egypt’s Heba (El Torky) next, so it’s not the best draw for me. But I will try my best and hopefully aim for a shot at making the main draw,” added Rachel.

The 23-year-old Heba who is the world No.31 and third seed in the qualifiers, received a first round bye.

Local lass Celine who along with Rachel, played a crucial role in winning the team gold for Malaysia at the AYG last August, also looked sharp as she edged out another Penangite – Lim Jee Nee, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 in 25 minutes.

Celine who is ranked No.115 in the world will go on to meet world No.35 Tesni Evans of Wales next.

The other Malaysians who made it past the first round include British Junior Under-15 champion S. Sivasangari, Aika Azman, Zulhijjah Azan, Zoe Foo, Teh Min Jie and P. Pushppa Devi.

The highlight of the day was certainly the performance of 15-year-old Satomi Watanabe who nearly upstaged the more experienced Zulhijjah before going down in five sets.

Watanabe who hails from Japan but trains in Penang was a handful for the 23-year-old world No.64 Zulhijjah, before eventually losing 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 11-13 in 54 minutes.

Top seed Emily Whitlock of England and second seed Nour El Tayeb of Egypt both received first round byes.

For more information of the tournament and the events that are bound to happen, visitwww.simplythebest.my or log on tohttps://www.facebook.com/simplythebest.my

Posted in Pembangunan Sukan

Free tickets to attend world squash meet

See you there: Chong (third right) holding the torch which will be used in the Torch Run and Bike event. With her are sponsors of the championship.

See you there: Chong (third right) holding the torch which will be used in the Torch Run and Bike event. With her are sponsors of the championship.

[12 March 2014]

SPORTS enthusiasts can rejoice as 6,500 free tickets will be handed out for the 29th Women’s World Squash Championship.

Penang Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Chong Eng said the free tic-kets would only be distributed to Malaysians.

The opening ceremony on Tuesday at the Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (sPICE or formerly known as PISA) will feature a grand fireworks display.

It will be ‘free for all’ while 1,500 free tickets will be given out for the March 19 (last 32 main draw bottom half), March 20 (last 16) and March 23 (final) matches.

After the opening ceremony, spectators will also have the chance to catch squash queen and World No.1 Datuk Nicol David in action against England’s Emma Beddoes, ranked 22nd in the world.

The quarter-finals on March 21 and semi-finals and March 22 have an allocation of 1,000 free tickets each.

The free tickets can be collected at the Nusmetro offices in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. Malaysians will have to produce their MyKad to collect the tickets.

The tickets priced at RM5 and RM10 will also be on sale daily at the Nicol David International Squash Centre in Bukit Dumbar.

Proceeds from the tickets will be channelled to the Penang Junior Squash Development Programme.

The qualifying matches will be played at the squash centre in Bukit Dumbar while the rest will be played in the all-glass court at the sPICE Arena.

The opening ceremony promises to be a grand affair, with at least 5,000 people expected to attend.

Multiple events such as the ‘Torch Run and Bike’ event, which is a 3km fun run and a 10km fun ride, will also be held.

There will also be a Vertical Walkway and a one-of-a-kind 3D Projection Mapping on the exterior of sPICE before the opening ceremony’s firework display.

A property showcase carnival, featuring several established developers such as Nusmetro, S.P Setia, IJM Land, BSG Property and Ivory, will also be held.

It will be a canival-like affair throughout the tournament as various events for squash enthusiasts and also those who are new to the sport have been lined up.

An added attraction to the action-packed week is the presence of former Malaysia Formula One driver Alex Yoong, who will be showcasing a car-drifting performance.

The Star is the official media for the event.

For more information, visit http://www.simplythebest.my or log on to https://www.facebook.com/simplythebest.my
Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Community/2014/03/12/Free-tickets-to-attend-world-squash-meet/

Posted in Pembangunan Sukan