Showcasing the best of ASEAN on an international platform for the world to see
KUALA LUMPUR – 15 March 2019 – The Maybank Championship is Southeast Asia’s biggest golf tournament and among Malaysia’s top premier sporting events – but it is much more than just a golf event.
For the thousands of fans who come out each season to witness top-quality golf there is also a long list of activities lined up to be enjoyed by the whole family on the sidelines of this distinguished Championship.
For starters, on a daily basis there are yoga classes, Maybank KataKatha ASEAN dance performances, cooking MasterClasses by MasterChef Australia winners Diana Chan and Sashi Cheliah. Guests and visitors to the tournament will also get a chance to engage in a Meet & Greet session with Manchester United and Barcelona football legends Nemanja Vidic and Luis Garcia and for the fashionistas, the opportunity to take in the Maybank Women Eco-Weavers fashion shows.
Foodies can also enjoy delightful culinary bites from a fleet of food trucks at the tournament - and later burn away the calories at a fun-sized Tiger Challenge obstacle course located in The Village.
As yoga continues to gain traction amongst Malaysians as an alternative to workouts that are sometimes perceived as being too intensive and repetitive, the series of ‘multi-level’ yoga sessions conducted by certified trainer Atilia Haron & Shireen Salleh will be a welcome change. The yoga sessions will be from 8:30am to 9:30am in The Village.
The Maybank KataKatha ASEAN dance performances will be staged at various times in The Village and also cross over to other marquees during the tournament.
These performances are a joy to watch for the whole family as the artists depict a broad cross-section of the cultural and creative lifestyles of Southeast Asia.
The cooking MasterClasses by MasterChefs Diana and Sashi will no doubt prove a popular stop for most fans.
These celebrated Chefs will demonstrate their many skills as they craft delicious dishes and share their experiences with the public. They are definitely one to look forward to on 21 to 23 March at 3.00pm and 10.00am on 24 March and will be found in The Village.
The Exclusive Meet & Greet session with Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic and his Barcelona counterpart Luis Garcia is also expected to be a full-house. These soccer stars have great history and rivalry between them, and fans will get a chance for a close-up experience with them exclusively on 21 March at 10:30am to 11:00am at The Village.
The Maybank Women Eco-Weavers fashion show is another item on the agenda that is expected to draw a big following. An extension of the “Maybank Women Eco-Weavers” programme that is being carried out in Cambodia, Indonesia and Laos, the fashion show puts on display some of the latest lifestyle designs and fabrics from the region. Fashionistas, lock your calendars for 22 to 23 March at 3.00pm to 3.30pm.
The food trucks too will command a huge following, generally just because we Malaysians love food very much! They will be located nearby The Hill and The Garden will serve local Asian and Western delights.
The Tiger Challenge obstacle course is for those who have it in them to test their strength over a challenging layout – pitting one’s skills and toughness not only against the clock, but against your own self too. There will be trained and experienced instructors in attendance to give a hand to those who might want to try it out for the first time. The course will be just around The Village.
Of course, there are many other activities lined up for the fans at the Championship this year, not just the golf, so come out and partake in what will be a tournament week to remember!
For those planning to visit the Maybank Championship, there will be a daily shuttle service on all four days of the event around the Saujana area. Tickets to the event range from RM38 to RM88. Especially for Maybank customers, you are entitled to two complimentary passes when you flash your Maybank credit card, debit card, or charge card; and also, one complimentary pass when you show your Maybank app, Maybank QRPay, or MAE at the registration counter.
The Maybank Championship is a US$3 million showdown at Saujana Golf & Country Club in Shah Alam, Selangor from 21 to 24 March. The tournament is co-sanctioned by both the European and Asian Tours and will feature a field with some of the world’s leading players.
For further details on upcoming events and other information related to the Maybank Championship, please log on to: www.mayabankchampionship.com.my