KUALA LUMPUR, 15 November 2018 – #MyLabuanStory, an #ExploreLabuanContest is officially launched by Labuan Corporation’s Chairman, Dato’ Sri Haji Amir bin Haji Hussien at Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) today. The contest is organized by Labuan Corporation together with Gaya Travel Magazine.
Other dignitaries include Mr Mahathir Abd Hamid (Director of Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts, Labuan Corporation), Mr Rudy Irwan Shukaime (Director of MaTiC), Mr Nuar Md Diah (Chief Executive Officer of Gaya Travel Magazine) and Mr Juhan Kamaruddin (Editor-in-Chief of Gaya Travel Magazine).
The contest aims at promoting Labuan as a tourist destination and showcasing the island’s beauty and attractions through social media platforms, mainly Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
This contest comprises three (3) categories such as ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Story’ and ‘Best Photo’ with a total of RM19,500 cash prizes to be won. For ‘Best Video’ category, the first prize winners will bring home RM5,000, while the second and the third will win RM3,000 and RM2,000 respectively. The winners of the ‘Best Story’ Category, on the other hand, will walk away with RM3,000 (first prize), RM2,000 (second prize) and RM1,000 (third prize). Finally, the ‘Best Photo’ Category will grant winners with RM2,000 (first prize), RM1,000 (second prize) and RM500 (third prize).
The contest starts today until 23 December 2018 and is open to Malaysian residents only.
Winners will be announced on Gaya Travel Magazine and Labuan Corporation’s official social media platforms on 25 January 2019. The prize giving ceremony will take place on 1 February 2019 in conjunction with the celebration of Federal Territory Day.