Thursday, May 21, 2009


Puteri Harbour recently participated in SAIL MALAYSIA PASSAGE TO THE EAST 2009 (JOHOR), a yacht rally programme aimed to promote Malaysian Marine Tourism through organised harbour stops from Johor Bahru to the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak.

Sail Malaysia is a recreational marine excursion program organised by PassionAsia Sdn Bhd and supported by Tourism Malaysia, aimed to promote Malaysian hot spots and tourist’s destination by sea. UEM Land is privileged to become one of the co-sponsors along with Danga Bay Sdn Bhd and the Terengganu State Government with full support from Ministry of Tourism and the Malaysia Yachting Association.

About 30 vessels comprising 90 international cruisers were at Puteri Harbour from 13th May 2009 to 17th May 2009, the curtain raiser for the event and the official starting point for Sail Malaysia rally.

The yacht cruisers registered initially at Danga Bay and later sailed their way to Puteri Harbour. They had the opportunity to participate in water games such as canoe race, waterpolo and paddle ball race with the Nusajaya Team. During dinner, the yachters and guests were delighted with Malaysian showcase of multi coloured cultural performances such as Kompang, Silat, Lion and Zapin Dance and Johor’s Kuda Kepang Mystical Dance specially brought by Johor Tourism Action Council.

In his speech, En Wan Abdullah said, "We hope to make this kind of event a platform to promote Puteri Harbour as one of the Marina destinations in South East Asia as Puteri Harbour has the full potential to become Asia’s foremost Marina Destination with its luxury living concept, full and comprehensive Marina Facilities and the Gold Anchor Scheme high standard of services in the Hospitality Industries.
He also thanked Tourism Malaysia and Sail Malaysia organizer, PassionAsia Sdn. Bhd, for putting Puteri Harbour on the marina map. "This is definitely a boost for us as we aim to make Puteri Harbour the hub for marina events such as Sail Malaysia."

En Wan Abdullah added that through the Rally, the boaters and yachters would clearly see Puteri Harbour's intent and commitment in playing a lead role in Marina events.
The event was attended by Dato’ Hj Abdul Ghani Othman the Chief Minister of Johor as the Guest of Honour. Other VIPs included Dato’ Hj. Mohd. Ali Hassan, Speaker of Johor States, Legislative Assembly, Encik Hoo Seong Chang, Johor's Tourism and Domestic Trade Committee Chairman, Dato’ Hj Abd Latiff Yusof, State Secretary of Johor, members of the Johor State Executive Council, En. Shazli Kamal Basha, Managing Director, PassionAsia Sdn Bhd and representing UEM Land Holdings Berhad were Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Chairman of UEM Land Holdings Berhad and En Wan Abdullah Wan Ibrahim, MD/CEO

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