Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The ultimate travel experience

A giant version of Jabulani placed at the Jakarta Convention Centre

The chartered McDonell Douglas MD-80 criss-crosses the globe with an entourage of less than 20 people to give football fans over 200 countries the chance to catch a glimpse and pose alongside the FIFA World Cup landed safely at the KLIA at 1.0pm from Jakarta

The cabin is bigger than loose cannon's living about ample leg room. Truly the province of the privileged...

The much anticipated FIFA World Cup trophy that is on a global tour has finally landed in the country earlier today and it is available for a public viewing at the Mid Valley Convention Centre on Thursday and Friday.

More than 10,000 people thronged the Jakarta Convention Centre to experience what the tour organisers describe as the football fan experience culminating with a personal picture alongside the trophy and the tour organisers are expecting a similar reception in Kuala Lumpur.

“We are expecting a rousing response from fans in Malaysia," said FIFA media officer, Liu Lingling, the official spokesperson for the Asian leg of the tour.

Coca-Cola General Manager for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, Antonio del Rosario, said the event promises to be a real football celebration.

"There'll be plenty of activities lined-up designed to appeal to the football fans."

The tour is a joint effort by FIFA and Coca-Cola.

“Fans can obtain tickets with purchase of McDonald’s Prosperity Burger Meal in restaurants in the Klang Valley from now while stocks last and alternatively fans can also visit the Coke booth set up at Mid Valley,” he said.

The trophy which started its journey from the FIFA headquarters in Zurich on Sept 21, 2009, will travel across 83 cities, covering a distance of 134,017km or more than three times the circumference of the earth before reaching South Africa on May 4, 2010.

In 2006, the trophy had only visited 31 cities from 29 countries and covered a distance of 102,570km. Kuala Lumpur was one of the stops as well.

Next stop - New Caledonia.


Anonymous said...

Pretty nice place you've got here. Thank you for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to this matter. I would like to read more on that blog soon.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to the world cup in Africa?

Anonymous said...

Hey LC its the lifestyle of the rich and famous. You have extra can of Coke?

bodoh bin bangang said...

baju smart, seluar ok, tapi....

tarak kasut lain ka???????