Monday, March 19, 2012

PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix 2012 Showcase

The Formula One Grand Prix is back in Malaysia again for another year and this time around, the race is on the 23-25 March 2012. The 2nd out of 20 races will as always be at the Sepang International Circuit for the Malaysian race.

With the continued effort of the PETRONAS Motorsports team, they have organized the 2012 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix showcase to build up the excitement of the upcoming Formula One race for both fans and public alike. The location of the showcase will be centered at Suria KLCC from the duration of 17-25 March, 2012, which means it's already ongoing. The showcase will be open daily from 10am to 10pm and it's FREE admission.

Things to look forward to at the showcase, the incredible, gorgeous looking cars on display, of course:

which consists of the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team car, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roadster and the Mercedes Benz CLS 350 car. Sorry that I only managed to take pictures of one car. LOL.

The showcase which is a collaboration of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad will also feature some augmented reality game activities.

A kid trying on one of the interactive game devices

This game here is called Speed of Sound:

where you're suppose to match the frequency of the pitch to make the F1 car go faster.

Notice the lines on the upper right? The orange one is the sound you make. Follow as closely as you can to the green line by sounding onto a mic.

Did you know you can win exclusive PETRONAS motorsports merchandise just by playing the game? You can even do so from the comfort of your own home (of course, you'll need something to project the sound like a mic or webcam)!

Just go to and click on start racing today:

Then once it loads finish click on "start racing".
Be sure to press allow when this prompts up:

And you're well on your way to play the game to be in the running for the prize.
Contest period is from 18-25 March, 2012 where the fastest of each day will be the winner.

Aside from these, there are also merchandising booths for you to purchase well, merchandise! There's also limited edition Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team items.

For fans of Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, there will be a meet the fans session happening on this Wednesday, 21 March 2012 at Suria KLCC Concourse (where the showcase is). It's scheduled to be at 5pm so make your way down there to get their autographs.

Don't forget that the race will be on this Sunday, 25 March 2012 at 4pm.

As for the F1 Rocks concert scheduled to take place on the 23rd and 24th March, 2012 which features Kylie Minogue and Kelis, has been CANCELLED. Yes, CANCELLED. Official statement from the organizers, Enterprise Entertainment Ltd mentions that it's due to "unforeseen circumstances". Word is that Kylie wasn't paid? Not sure if that's true.

But fret not, as a substitute to the F1 Rocks concert, the Twin Towers @Live free concert will be taking it's place. Well, I know there most likely be no Kylie appearing, but hey, better than nothing at all, right? haha. The Twin Towers @Live concert has seen the likes of Hoobastank and Wonder Girls hitting the stage before.

Anyway, thanks to the PETRONAS motorsports team for organizing the Bloggers' Session yesterday and Sirens Media for inviting me along. There were a whole bunch of us there:

And they fed us well too at The Apartment. They even had generous amount of prizes won which included the Samsung Galaxy Note and Nokia Lumia.
Thanks again for the opportunity. I look forward to future ones!


Unknown said...

I heard SNSD is coming instead? That'd probably get a better response.

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Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Yup. That's one of the acts they intend to put in for the Twin Towers @Live show.

missyblurkit said...

was so looking forward to Kylie's performance:-(

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

But some are now more excited on Girl's Generation coming performance. LOL.

FiSh said...

excited :D more performance is coming soon!

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Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Hahaha, I presume you're going?