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Come For The Stars, Stay For The Excitement!

12 March 2013

4 min read

More Than A Sports Event, The Maybank Malaysian Open 2013 Is A Big Day Out
That Is To Be Enjoyed By All


Kuala Lumpur, 12th March 2013 – With less than 2 weeks to the Maybank Malaysian Open 2013, preparations are well underway at the beautiful Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC). The world-class tournament which will be held from March 21 -24 is one event not to be missed in the calendar of golf enthusiasts in Malaysia and in the region. It promises to be more than a sports event to be enjoyed by everyone.


A total of 156 professional golfers from around the world including 22 Malaysians will give it their all to be crowned Champion of this event which offers a prize purse of USD2.75 million. The world’s top golfers, the likes of former World Number 1 Luke Donald who is making his debut at the event this year, Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel, Maybank Malaysian Open 2011 Champion Matteo Manassero and 3-time Major Champion Padraig Harrington have confirmed to be at our home ground to heat up the KLGCC golf course with their immense golf skills. It will be a great and rare experience to watch these international and world renowned Star Players in action, “live”!


The scenic ground of Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country is the perfect venue for a big day out with the whole family. Various fun and engaging activities have been lined up for spectators to enjoy during the event days. GlobalOne Chief Executive Officer John Eu said “The Maybank Malaysian Open is more than a sports event. Every year, it presents some of the best and top players in the industry and also meticulously looks into other enjoyable aspects during the four-day event so that it becomes a wholesome outing that can be appreciated by all”.


While the professionals battle it out as part of the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit and the European Tour’s Race To Dubai, spectators will be able to enjoy various engaging activities and promotions by the event sponsors and tournament partners in the Exhibition Village. Keep the memory alive by taking photos with the official Maybank Malaysian Open trophy – the coveted Seagram Cup.


The Exhibition Village will also feature activities where members of the public can contribute to the Liver Transplant Centre at Hospital Selayang, a centre supported by Maybank Foundation. Place a donation to take part in interactive games such as the Transview Putting Challenge and V Darts Challenge and stand a chance to win prizes as well.


Among the offerings outside of the golf course is the Public Hospitality where spectators will be able to enjoy the day in an air-conditioned venue which will have delicious food and beverages for purchase. During the event, KLGCC’s famous eateries Flame and China Treasures will also be open if visitors would like to treat their loved ones with something extra special during the big day out. The comfortable Public Hospitality will also be equipped with ‘live’ coverage of the event on screen so that the golf action is not missed. Apart from that, a Golf Simulator competition at the Public Hospitality will keep spectators engaged, as well as the chance to win great prizes. At the East Course Activity Area, the Hyundai Veloster Chipping Challenge will give visitors the chance to win a new car. Maybank Premium Cardholders will also enjoy the exclusive members-only hospitality at the Maybank Premium Lounge.


The Grandstand and the Public Deck are where most golf enthusiasts would want to park themselves at during the event. This dedicated area gives spectators a good view of the course and the game as it faces the 14th and 18th Green. Golf enthusiasts of course would also not want to miss the chance to observe their favourite golfers warming up and practicing at the Driving Range.


To make the event accessible for all, John Eu informed that GlobalOne has arranged for shuttle services to run from March 21 to 24 – the inner circle would be from either Sime Darby Convention Center and Juara Stadium Bukit Kiara and the outer circle will be from Publika at Solaris Dutamas and KL Hilton at Level P3 (opposite KL Sentral entrance). “Rather than staying at home or going for another outing with the family at the shopping mall, enjoying a day of fun out at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club will be a good change,” he said with a smile.


To ensure that the Maybank Malaysian Open continues to excite the public and to give back to its loyal customers, Maybank is offering complimentary access to its Platinum cardholders. Platinum cardholders and above from around the region can enjoy this privilege by showing their cards at the entry point.


For those without Maybank Platinum cards, tickets for Maybank Malaysian Open 2013 can be purchased now from, priced at RM10 per day for Thursday and Friday, RM20 per day for Saturday and Sunday or RM40 for a Season Ticket (all four days). For information on the Maybank Malaysian Open 2013, visit or follow us on Twitter @maybankmsiaopen or #maybankmalaysianopen.