Tourism Malaysia successfully hosted its first-ever ASEAN Virtual Hunt participated by different organizations across the ASEAN Region.
Thirty teams from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines participated in the fun and exciting virtual event. The project aimed to promote Malaysia’s iconic tourist destinations and basically to encourage people to visit Malaysia once the travel restrictions are lifted.
Tourism Malaysia Director-General Zulkifly Md Said said, the virtual hunt was a unique way to promote and keep Malaysia’s destination top of mind during this challenging time.
“Today’s virtual event is organized as a way to give a taste of the Malaysian experience and a form of release for those who have been here and miss visiting our country. Many of us have to put our hearts on hold as the pandemic has discouraged people from traveling, but this will make people feel like visiting Malaysia where participants will play in teams from different locations to solve clues in real-time.”
“Malaysia welcomes travelers to experience our diversity and uniqueness once it is safe to open our borders again,” he said.
The Philippines was represented by three teams, two from Manila and one from Davao. The Davao team was composed of five members from the Davao Digital Influencers (DDI), a non-stock, non-profit group of bloggers and influencers in the Davao region.
Team DDI finished the virtual treasure hunt in third place, and the only Philippine team who won the contest.
Malaysia Truly Asia ASEAN Virtual Hunt 2020 was supported and sponsored by industry partners including Sunway Lagoon, Resort World Genting, Amari Hotel Johor Bahru, Tourism Selangor, Sunway Medical Centre, Sunway Resort & Spa and KL Hop On Hop Off.
Glen Nomad is a travel blogger and the founder of Escape Manila. He has visited all the 81 provinces in the Philippines and has explored 30 countries across Asia, Latin America, East Africa, and Australia. Follow him on IG at @escapemanila