SPEECH BY YB YEOH SOON HIN
PENANG STATE EXCO FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT, HERITAGE, CULTURE & ARTS
PENANG BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL MARATHON FASHION SHOW
SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 AT QUEENSBAY MALL
Mr Victor Tiew ,Brand Manager of Paragon Vest Sdn Bhd
Mr Liu Zhen Hua, General Manager of China Southern Airlines Penang
Mr Dan Tan, Director of Sales of EMICO Penang Sdn Bhd
Mr Bryan Wong, MArketing Communication Manager of Sunshine Wholesale Mart Sdn Bhd
Ms Lee Sue Ling, Assistant Centre Manager Queensbay Mall
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for joining us at the fashion show of Penang Bridge International Marathon 2018, a thrilling event which is happening this Nov 25 at the Queensbay Mall car park.
This year, we are ushering in the much-anticipated event with more than 26,000 registrations for the Full Marathon (42km), Half Marathon (21km) and 10km run.
Besides Malaysia runners, we have strong support from our neighbouring countries which recorded more than 290 marathon enthusiasts from Thailand, 283 from Indonesia followed by China’s 266 participants. We will also see international marathoners from all over the globe including United States, Canada, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa and many others.
With this strong number, Penang is working on rebranding PBIM as an international marathon in our intention to emphasise on delivering quality, instead of quantity in order to ensure a more competitive environment for the runners.
With this in mind, we will be giving away a total of RM259,200 attractive cash prizes for the top 10 winners of each category. This year, PBIM runners also stand a chance to become an owner of a new vehicle as we have two Perodua Axia which will be given away as our lucky draw prizes. One lucky winner can also look forward to a two-way trip from Penang to Guangzhou, courtesy of China Southern Airlines.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors including Brooks, who has showed their strong support stepped forward as the official apparel for runners this year. We also extend our sincere appreciation to SEIKO the official timer, EMICO the official medal sponsor, 100 PLUS the official isotonic drink, Asia Green the venue sponsor and other notable sponsors.
Your contributions have contributed to the success of the PBIM. To our runners, I wish you well in your upcoming preparations.