LIMA19 Secretariat, in collaboration with Ministry of Transport Malaysia’s Sports & Welfare Club, organised a fun-filled competition entitled ‘24 Hours Challenge #FuntasticLIMA19’ from 16 until 17 March 2019 in conjunction with the upcoming Langkawi International Maritime and Space Exhibition 2019 (LIMA2019) to be held from 26 until 30 March 2019.
The competition – which required participants to travel from from KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur to Adya Hotel Chenang in Langkawi within 24 hours using public transport such as intercity railway, buses, taxis, e-hailing service, and ferries – intends to encourage the Malaysian public and foreign travellers to use public transport as a mode of mobility to experience more of the country.
A total of 15 teams, each comprising two participants, enrolled in this competition. Each team needed to make five trips along the route from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi within 24 hours using at least three different modes of transport such as Express Rail Link, KTM intercity service, KTM Electric Train Service, ferry, taxi and e-hailing service.
The first-prize winners of the competition were Khew Le Man and Suhaini Rosyaidah binti Omar, who both won the total of MYR3,000 in cash and two return flight tickets to Bangkok. Muhamad Aisamuddin bin Md Asri and Wan Suhaira binti Wan Abdullah won second prize and brought home MYR2,000 cash, including two return flight tickets to Jakarta, while Amirul Hafiz bin Abdul Manaf and Mr Muhamad Farid bin Ramli garnered third placing, MYR1,000 and two return flight tickets to Singapore.
Adya Hotel Chenang sponsored the participants’ accommodations in Langkawi, while the flight tickets are sponsored by Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB).
Members of the public can follow the participants’ experience during the competition via #FantastikLIMA19, #FuntasticLIMA19, #jomgerak, dan #letsmove on Facebook and Instagram.