My Selangor Story 2016 An All-Expenses Paid Travel Blog Competition Brought Bloggers From China to Discover Selangor

Following the success of the My Selangor Story 2013, Tourism Selangor has launched another campaign, this time targeting travel enthusiasts from the Republic of China.

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“My Selangor Story” is a bloggers event organized by Tourism Selangor, supported by My Horizon Media Sdn. Bhd. to promote Selangor’s rich tourism resources and to enhance knowledge about the culture diversity and activities across the state.

In conjunction with Lotour (lotour.com), one of China’s biggest travel portals, “Lotour 12 Horoscope My Selangor Story” is a unique event in which 12 travel enthusiasts and bloggers from Lotour participated in a 5 days 4 nights Selangor tourism programme, and, subsequently shared their personal experiences from the tour with their fans and readers through their Lotour and social media platform.

My Horizon Media was the organizer and flew contestants from various destinations in China to Malaysia. Summerland Tours and Travel, one of the most credible and reliable Travel Company in the country, sponsored the domestic transportation. During the 5 days 4 nights My Selangor Story Trip, the bloggers explored downtown and the outskirts of Selangor, and managed to catch the 40th Bon Odori Festival, one of the biggest outdoor celebrations in Malaysia.

They had fun in the Sunway Lagoon featuring the world’s first SpongeBob theme park and the new haunted house, and were thrilled to discover that they did not need to travel too far to enjoy the sand and beach, right in the heart of Sunway Lagoon.Later at night, after the coconut steamboat dinner, the bloggers experienced some of the high fashion nightlife at The Roof in Bandar Utama, sipping cocktails in the rooftop garden with a view of the Twin Towers and KL Tower.

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Apart from the luxury and vibrant city life, they also discovered the untouched nature of Selangor. They were lucky to catch the last ship to the mystery beach near Sasaran, the Sky Mirror, a relatively new and undiscovered beach in the middle of the sea which only appears twice per month. Later, they ventured to Pulau Angsa for oyster hunting and set off to discover the beauty of Sekinchan while soaking in the beautiful sunset by the beach; the day ended with a memorable trip in the sampan along the river in Kampung Kuantan surrounded by the twinkling of fireflies.

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The fun didn’t end there; before they were sent to the breezy Genting Highland, the bloggers took their time to explore the world’s first Fashion Forest, learning how a lush green indigenous forest can cooperate with high technology and fashion.

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Fashion Forest, Resorts World Genting is a forest thst incooperates with high technology and fashion.

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Later, they made their way up to the highland via the skyway while enjoying the magnificent view from the gondola. Upon arrival, many were mesmerized by the neon lights and buzzing nightlife of the entertainment world at Genting Highland.

The trip would not be perfect without experiencing the local culture and food, and the bloggers had a durian feast in SS2, tasted Bak Kut Teh in Klang, visited the most beautiful Hindu Temple in Malaysia, Batu Caves, and tried banana leaf rice.

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Experiencing Banana Leaf Rice

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Indulging in durians, the revered King of Fruits

Before departing to the airport, the bloggers had the opportunity to visit the latest outlet near the airport, Mitsui Outlet Park for shopping. They also had the privilege of lounging in the KLIA2 Plaza Premium Lounge after enjoying a good quality lunch time in the Green Market, courtesy of Plaza Premium Lounge.

This unique travel campaign, which combined the vibrant city life, branded shopping destinations, eco-friendly tours and colourful culture, aimed to promote Selangor as an International travel destination, and raise the brand awareness for Tourism Selangor and all the generous sponsors who supported this event.

To read their stories about Discovering Selangor, please visit: http://www.lotour.com/dms/Selangor/starsigns/index.shtml#page5