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February 22, 2013 Posted by cityfm89admin in Latest News, News & Events
FAST LOVE! Win a trip to Malaysia to watch the F1 & Guns N Roses in concert!

FAST LOVE! Win a trip to Malaysia to watch the F1 and Guns N Roses in concert!
Take the ultimate speed test as CityFM89 and Tourism Malaysia are giving you a chance of a lifetime!
One lucky winner will win:
2 Return Tickets to Kuala Lumpur on Emirates Airline
2 Grand Stand tickets to the Sepang F1 Race in March 2013
Access for 2 to a Guns N Roses concert at The Petronas Towers

Tune in to The Breakfast Show with Khalid at 7 am and The Drive Thru with Wes Malik at 9 pm as the boys take you for the ride of a lifetime! Also check out facebook.com/cityfm89 for a chance to enter online and get a direct ticket to the final stage of the game!

Khalid will be testing you on how well you know Malaysia on The Breakfast Show from 7 to 10 am on Tuesday 26th February and Thursday 28th February

Wes will be testing you on how well you know Formula 1 on The Drive Thru from 9 to 10.30pm on Wednesday 27th February

Check out the information below and it might help you ace the speed test Khalid and Wes will be putting you through


Why We Love Malaysia


1. The motto of Malaysia is ‘Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu’, which means ‘Unity is Strength’.

2. The Malaysian flag was adopted on Sept 16,1963. The flag was designed by Mohamed Hamzah, a 29-year old Public Works Department architect in Johor Baru who entered a design competition with two designs.

3. The federal administrative capital of Malaysia is Putrajaya, while the federal capital is Kuala Lumpur.

4. Malaysia has 65,877 km of highway. This is more than the Earth's circumference of 40,075 km

5. The village of Wang Kelian in Perlis, Malaysia is the only place in the world where large-scale cave tin-mining was conducted.

6. The largest cave chamber in the world is the Sarawak Chamber in Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, which can easily accommodate a Boeing 747-20

7. The state of Sabah is home to the world’s largest flower – The Rafflesia

8. The longest King Cobra in the world, measuring 5.54 metres, was captured alive in Port Dickson, Malaysia in April 1937 but later grew to 5.71 metres in captivity in London Zoo.

9. The Durian is a native fruit from Malaysia which is distinctive for its large size and unique odor. Also termed the king of fruits in Malaysia.

10. As the oldest protected area in Malaysia, Taman Negara contains a 130 million years old rainforest that has survived a lot of several human activities that could have lead to the destruction and extinction of species living in this forest.



11. According to research, Taman Negara contains over 14,000 plant species, 200 species of mammals, 350 kinds of birds, 67 different snakes, 55 frogs species and 109 freshwater fishes.

12. Endau Rompin, straddling the Johor/Pahang border, is the second National Park, after Taman Negara. It covers an area of approximately 80,000 hectares of rich and exotic flora and fauna, encompassing the watershed of the rivers Endau and Rompin, from which it derives its name.

13. The capital city of Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur - means”Muddy Estuary” in the Malay language.

14. Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur are the world’s tallest twin buildings and were the tallest buildings in the world until Taipei 101 took over. 15. At 421 metres high, the Kuala Lumpur Tower is the fourth tallest in the world and tallest in Southeast Asia

16. Dewan Filharmonik Petronas is Malaysia’s first purpose built concert hall. It is an 885 seat jewel box shaped room which has hosted many of the world’s leading artists and orchestras including Anoushka Shankar, Pink Martini, Harry Connick Jr and Count Basie. It’s located between the Petronas Twin Towers

17. Cosmo’s World is biggest indoor theme park in Malaysia. It has 14 rides with two themes; Galaxy Station where you can find the 800m long Supersonic Odyssey and Fantasy Garden.

18. Kuala Lumpur has been listed as one of the best cities for shopping in the world by CNN Travel

19. Suria KLCC is a stylish shopping centre offering 6 levels of retail outlets at the base of the Petronas Towers complex. It is open 7 days a week between 10am and 10pm – it even has an art gallery and an aquariam.

20. The Pavilion Mall is located in on Jalan Bukit Bintang (Star Hill Road) and includes 1.37 million square feet of retail space and over 450 outlets.



21. The 1 Utama Shopping Mall in Petaling Jaya (just outside KL) is a giant amongst shopping malls with 5 million square feet and 6 levels of shopping and dining options. It even has a rain forest inside the mall and South East Asia’s largest roof top garden.

22. The Malaysian shopping experience is never complete without a walk through a pasar malam (night market). The range of goods at a pasar malam include, fresh produce, clothes, shoes, household items, snacks, DVDs and even second-hand goods.

23. Petaling Street (or China Town as it is popularly know), Kuala Lumpur is a great place to find Chinese street food, herbs, medicine and knock offs of popular brands.

24. Genting Highlands is located in the state of Pahang and termed as Malaysia’s ‘City of Entertainment.’ It is perched high up on the peak of GunungUlu Kali at approximately 1,800 meters and located just an hour away from KL by road.



25. Genting Highland's main attractions for visitors are its Las Vegas-styled entertainment, including glitzy shopping malls, colourful theme parks and a cable car ride to complement its central tourist activity and casinos.

26. There are no real streets in Genting, all the buildings in this resort city are connected through linkways, underground tunnels and escalators. The cable car ride is a worthwhile experience for the panoramic view of the rainforests and lush valleys.

27. Malacca is the third smallest state of Malaysia with Malacca City as it’s capital – also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

28. Jonker Street/Walk or Jalan Hang Jebat at the center of Malacca city is a great place to try local cuisine, trinkets and antiques. You can also find Chinese fortune tellers on Jonker Street at night.



29. The Malacca Straits Mosque is located on a man-made island near Malacca City. It looks like a floating structure if the water level is high.

30. Malaysia’s oldest Chinese traditional temple is also in Malacca. It remains a central place of worship for the Buddhist community in Melaka. Notable for its carved woodwork, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is dedicated to Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy.

31. Johor Bahru is the capital of the Southern state of Johor and is popularly known as JB. Johor Bahru translates to ‘New Jewel’ in English.

32. TANJUNG Piai in southern Johor is the southernmost tip of continental Asia.

33. Asia’s first Legoland Themepark opened in Johor Bahru in 2012.

34. Legoland Malaysia has built the world’s longest LEGO snake at 318 metres long snake - built by more than 5000 Park guests to celebrate LEGOLAND Malaysia’s first Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake (2013)

35. Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) Malaysia officially opened on December 11th 2011 and this is the first Factory Outlet in Malaysia and Southeast Asia located in the Southern state of Johor. It includes outlets of international luxury brands with a minimum of 25% off retail price

36. Pulau Penang (Penang Island) is located on the north east coast of peninsular Malaysia. The turtle shaped island is also referred to as the ‘Pearl of The Orient.’

37. Penang is known for it’s rich variety of food – blending together it’s rich Chinese, Malay and Indian heritage.

38. Penang Hill is a hill resort comprising a group of peaks in Penang, Malaysia. It is located in Air Itam, which is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the city centre of George Town. Penang Hill is also known by the Malay name Bukit Bendera, which refers to Flagstaff Hill, the most developed peak.

39. The Kek Lok Si temple in Penang is the largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia. The building combines a Chinese octagonal base with a middle tier of Thai design, and a Burmese crown; reflecting the temple's embrace of both Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.

40. The Penang Bridge – connecting Georgetown on the island of Penang to mainland Malaysia – is 13.5 km long.

41. Penang is listed as one of ten ‘islands to see before you die’ by CNN Travel with pristine beaches and resorts, multi-ethnic cuisine and it’s easy island living.



42. The capital of Penang state is GeorgeTown – a UNESCO World Heritage site.

43. The George Town Festival is an annual event celebrating music, dance, film, arts, food, fashion, photography, inspirational talks and visual spectacles on the streets. This year’s festival will take place from 7th June to 7th July.

44. The Penang World Music Festival will host musicians from all the world on 30th and 31st March 2013

45. Penang is also famous for it’s heritage, boutique hotels – including the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion –once the home of a 19th century Chinese trader and ‘jet-setter.’

46. Malaysian Borneo contains the states of Sabah and Sarawak and is home to the ‘orangutan’ or ‘man of the jungle’ in the Malay language. 47. Sipadan Island in the state of Sabah is rated as one of the best dive sites in the world. Its location puts it in the center of the richest marine habitat in the world. More than 3000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem.



48. Towering at a height of 4095m Mount Kinabalu – located in the state of Sabah - is the highest mountain in South East Asia. Known as GunungKinabalu in Bahasa Malaysia, the mountain is quite unlike any other on earth, rising almost twice as high as its Crocker Range neighbors and culminating in a crown of wild granite spires.

49. The Rainforest Music Festival is a 3 day world music festival that takes place in the heart of Borneo – Kuching, Sarawak. This year’s festival will be held from 28th to 30th June.

50. Sarawak is known for it’s ‘longhouses’ - they are built raised off the ground on stilts and are divided into a more or less public area along one side and a row of private living quarters lined along the other side – several families tend to live in one long house.



Fast Facts


1. Formula One, abbreviated to F1, is the highest class of open-wheeled auto racing defined by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile(FIA), motorsport's world governing body.

2. The "formula" in the name refers to a set of rules to which all participants and vehicles must conform.

3. The F1 World Championship season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, usually held on purpose-built circuits, and in a few cases on closed city streets. The results of each race are combined to determine two annual Championships, one for drivers and one for constructors.

4. There are a total of 19 Formula 1 circuits around the world – currently scheduled to hold races in 2013.

5. The Malaysian Grand Prix is the second fixture on the Formula 1 schedule.

6. First included in the Formula One World Championship in 1999, the current Malaysian Grand Prix is held at the Sepang International Circuit at Sepang, Malaysia.



7. Sepang used to be a palm oil plantation and is located outside the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

8. The circuit was officially inaugurated by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia's Tun Doctor Mahathir Bin Mohamad on 7 March 1999.

9. Sepang was the first Formula 1 Grand Prix venue in South-East Asia.

10. The Sepang International circuit is the venue for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix,Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and other major motorsport events.

11. The Sepang International Circuit was designed by German designer Hermann Tilke.

12. The Sepang circuit was the first of what we now call “Tilke-dromes”. Named after track designer Hermann Tilke, this was the first circuit he constructed from scratch.

13. The main Sepang circuit is normally raced in a clockwise direction, is 5.543 kilometres long, and is noted for its sweeping corners and wide straights – with a total of 15 turns.

14. The record for the fastest lap at Sepang is held by Juan Pablo Montoya in 2004 at a time of 1 minute and 34 seconds.

15. The first Malaysian Grand Prix was won by Eddie Irvine. It was also his Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher’s first race back after his broken leg in 1999.

16. The Formula One World Drivers' Championship (WDC) is awarded by the FIA to the most successful Formula One racing car driver over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results.

17. The Formula One series originated with the European Grand Prix Motor Racing of the 1920s and 1930s. But the first world championship race was held at Silverstone, United Kingdom in 1950.

18. The Drivers' Championship was first awarded in 1950, to Giuseppe Farina of Italy.



19. The first driver to win multiple Championships was Alberto Ascari, in 1952 and 1953, also from Italy.

20. The current Drivers' Champion is Sebastian Vettel, who won his first World Championship in 2010 and successfully defended it in 2011 and 2012

21. Sebastian Vettel is the second German to win the title, after Michael Schumacher.

22. A total of 32 separate drivers have won the world championship, with Michael Schumacher holding the record for most championships with seven.

23. Schumacher also holds the record for most consecutive Drivers' Championships, winning five from 2000 to 2004.

24. The United Kingdom has produced the most World Championship winning drivers with ten.



25. Every team in Formula One must run two cars in every session in a Grand Prix weekend, and every team may use up to four drivers in a season. 26. Each driver is assigned a number for the season. The previous season's champion is designated number one, with his team-mate given number 2

27. Formula One cars race at speeds of up to 350 km/h (220 mph) with engines limited in performance to a maximum of 18,000 revolutions per minute (RPM).

28. Modern day Formula One cars are constructed from composites of carbon fibre and similar ultra-lightweight materials

29. The minimum permissible weight of an F1 car is 642 kg (1,415 lb) including the driver, fluids and on-board cameras.

30. The steering wheel of an F1 car can be used to change gears, apply rev. limiter, adjust fuel/air mix, change brake pressure, and call the radio.

31. The drivers have to remove the steering wheel to get inside the car. A latch behind the steering wheel releases it from the column.

32. Approximate 80,000 components come together to make an F1 car. The cars have to be assembled with cent per cent accuracy

33. F1 car engines complete their life in about two hours of racing.

34. Pit stop crews take only 3 seconds to refuel and change tyres.



35. The cars have more than a kilometer of cable linking approximately 100 sensors to help monitor performance and to control the car.

36. A chequered flag Indicates to drivers that the session has ended. During practice and qualifying sessions it is waved at the allotted time, during the race it is shown first to the winner and then to every car that crosses the line behind him.

37. The yellow flag Indicates danger, such as a stranded car, ahead. A single waved yellow flag warns drivers to slow down, while two waved yellow flags at the same post means that drivers must slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary. Overtaking is prohibited.

38. The green flag means that all is clear. The driver has passed the potential danger point and prohibitions imposed by yellow flags have been lifted.

39. A Red flag means that the session has been stopped, usually due to an accident or poor track conditions.

40. A blue flag warns a driver that he is about to be lapped and to let the faster car overtake. Pass three blue flags without complying and the driver risks being penalised. Blue lights are also displayed at the end of the pit lane when the pit exit is open and a car on track is approaching.

41. A yellow and red striped flag warns drivers of a slippery track surface, usually due to oil or water.

42. A black with orange circle flag accompanied by a car number, it warns a driver that he has a mechanical problem and must return to his pit.

43. A half black, half white flag accompanied by a car number, it warns of unsporting behaviour. May be followed by a black flag if the driver does not heed the warning.

44. A black flag Accompanied by a car number, it directs a driver to return to his pit and is most often used to signal to the driver that he has been excluded from the race.

45. A white flag warns of a slow moving vehicle on track

46. Formula 1 drivers are subjected to forces of up to 5G when racing – meaning that in a very high-speed corner, their body will experience pressure five times greater than their body weight.

47. Even after a race has been completed, a car’s tyres will be about 120 degrees C – hot enough to cook an egg on.

48. Formula 1 tyres are filled with nitrogen. This is because air naturally contains vapour, and is deemed too unstable because of the fluctuation pressure rate it has.

49. F1 drivers can lose up to 4 kg in two hours of racing

50. During a typical season a Formula One team will use over 200,000 litres of fuel for testing and racing.




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14. A total of 1 winner will win 2 round-trip Economy Class tickets to Kuala Lumpur on Emirates Airline and 2 tickets to the F1 races.

15. Travel must be completed within specified period for which tickets have been issued. The tickets must be utilized within a period of 60 days starting from the day of wining or else the tickets would lapse.

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