Outoftownblog.com wins the Zest Air Malaysia Blogger Adventure Contest!

During Zest Air’s inaugural flight to Kuala Lumpur last October 22,2012, they invited 9 Filipino Bloggers for a 3 days two nights Malaysia Adventure. Each blogger were tasked to explore and blog about a single state in Malaysia which was selected by the bloggers during the briefing held in Manila headquarters of Tourism Malaysia.

Putrajaya Pink Mosque
Putrajaya Pink Mosque

Each blogger has no specific itinerary but we are only allowed to blog about the destinations within the “Malaysian State” assigned to us.

Tok Bali Beach in Kelantan Malaysia
Tok Bali Beach in Kelantan Malaysia

Equipped with some guide books, a map, our tired backpack and 10K pocket money, we parted ways the next morning after spending a night at the Travellers Backpackers Inn in Kuala Lumpur’s China Town.

Vegetable Vendor at Pasar Siti Khadijah Market in Kelantan
Vegetable Vendor at Pasar Siti Khadijah Market in Kelantan

Darwin and I was assigned to Kelantan, Jonel and Marjorie to Negeri Sembilan, Angel Juarez to Terengganu, Gael Hilotin to Pahang, Estan Cabigas to Kedah, Aleah to Perak and Lloyd to Ipoh.

Golden Buddha Wat Photivihan Buddhist Temple in Tumpat
Golden Buddha Wat Photivihan Buddhist Temple in Tumpat

On our last day, we gathered in Kelab Tasik Restaurant in Putrajaya for our lunch and bloggers awarding ceremony. Finally, Our  almost 9 hour long bus ride was worth the tremendous effort. It was not an easy task for all of us but this would be the only task that I would accept without any hesitation haha!

Putra Mosque
Putra Mosque

Drumroll Please!! Yay! I was awarded Overall Winner of the Bloggers Malaysia Adventure Contest for my posts on Kelantan State Destinations which includes :

  1. Pasar Siti Khadijah Market in Kelantan
  2. Murtabak : My Comfort Food in Kota Bahru
  3. Kuala Lumpur International Airport Review
  4. Places to Explore in Kota Bharu, Kelantan in Malaysia
  5. Visiting Istana Balai Besar – The Grand Palace in Kota Bahru Kelantan
  6. Istana Jahar : Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs in Kota Bharu Kelantan
  7. Vising Tak Bai Thailand via Malaysia Pengkalan Kubur (Kelantan) Border
  8. Wat Machimmaram Temple in Tumpat, Kelantan
  9. Visiting Wat Photivihan Buddhist Temple in Tumpat, Kelantan
  10. Tok Bali Beach in Pasir Puteh Malaysia
  11. How to get to Kelantan in Malaysia
  12. Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kota Bahru Malaysia
  13. Hotel Harmoni in Kota Bahru in Kelantan Malaysia
  14. War Museum in Kelantan Malaysia
  15. Handicraft Village and Craft Museum in Kelantan

The Grandprize includes round-trip tickets to Kuala Lumpur by Zest Air for TWO; and a 3D/2N stay at the five-star Grand Millennium KL, Kuala Lumpur.

putrajaya malaysia
Melo Villareal at the Prime Minister’s office at Perdana Putra

Congratulations also to the other winners – Darwin Miranda Cayetano of http://www.trackingtreasures.net for the Most Creative Post ; Angel Juarez of http://www.lakwatsero.com for the Best Photo and Marjorie of http://www.livingmarjorney.com for the Most Unique Experience.

Many Many Thanks to Paul Edward Sison, Zest Air and Tourism Malaysia. I’m now excited to go back and explore other exciting destinations in Malaysia:)

  1. Meikah Ybañez-Delid says

    Congratulations, Melo! And lucky you! 🙂 Not everyone is doing what he loves best and gets rewarded for it.

    1. melo says

      Thanks Meikah… It sometimes tiring but I would rather get tired traveling than getting tired without learning something:) (anggulo ng statement ko hahaha I need to sleep:)

  2. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com says

    Congrats again Melo! Grabe, 12 posts!!! Nahiya ako dun sa nakayanan kong 2 posts lang haha

    1. melo says

      @Aleah – hehehe mas madami si Darwin na post:) Ganda rin pala dun sa pinuntahan mo.. I should go there next time… Till next…

  3. Marjorie says

    Congrats Melo!Looking at these photos para na din akong ngpunta ng Kelantan! Also, thank you for the mention! 🙂

    1. melo says

      @Marjorie 🙂 this is what I like about traveling… meeting new people and having new friends… Its nice traveling with you guys:)

  4. Franc Ramon says

    I was able to visit Putra Jaya a few years ago and the place was really a visual treat with the mosque, the bridges and the government structures.

  5. dingky duo says

    Register and get a chance to be the lucky winner of P10,000.00 worth of Gift Certificates from Crocs!

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