Malaysian F1 Travel Guide – Plan Out Your F1 Vacation

Malaysia is well known for its racing background around the world! it doesn’t matter how big or small the race is, diehard racing fans in the country are always present at the track to witness the action.

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A few facts

Sepang International Circuit is located just next to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It is not only the F1 races that this great track host, but the MotoGP races as well. The grandstand here is well built to prevent leaks in case of rains during the race. Malaysia offers the cheapest F1 tickets and the best offer during the first few months of sale all to lure in more local fans to watch races.

Sepang International Circuit

This track is quite challenging with its many curves and straights. The compound is huge with parking space for about 18,000. It is best to dress in light clothing like shorts and soft t-shirts as the heat can become as intense as the race! It has great views of the track from most vantage points.

Off-track activities

Here are some things to do in Sepang whenever you are not at the track; Petronas Twin Towers are situated in the urban capital of Malaysia. Check out the sky bridge and the observation deck for a panoramic view of the entire city. Visit KLCC for your shopping needs, it is a massive mall and you are sure to find just about anything you are looking for. For the best food experience try Bukit Bintang and China Town for souvenirs.


Looking for a place to stay is quite easy as the circuit is right next to the airport. There are plenty of hotels like AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort in the vicinity along with airport hotels and boutique hotels that are available, some even on short notice.

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The History of the Malaysian Grand Prix and the Sepang International Circuit – Racing Above the Straits of Malacca

Racing in this part of the world dates back to the time where Singapore was a constituent of the Malaysian Federation and promoted racing on the Thomas Road Circuit.

In Retrospect
During the tenure of office of Mahatir Mohammed, there were numerous projects and programmes to transform Malaysia in to a modern and stable economy as well as tourist hub. Thus, the Sepang International Circuit came in to being just before the new millennium. Many a Sepang hotel sprang up in its vicinity and close to the shore of the Malacca Straits to cater to the growing numbers.

The Straights and the Bends
Designed by Herman Tilke, a German who went on to carve a name for himself as a result of this project and several others in Shanghai, Marina Bay and Austin, the Sepang Circuit is not the conventional track one is accustomed to.

The Mega Events
Malaysia is no stranger to mega malls, mega hotels or mega events. With the likes of AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort not too far away, the Sepang Circuit was naturally well positioned to host the Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race and the local Motor Cycle Grand Prix.

A Spectator’s Delight
Almost throughout the event, the spectators can witness what is going on as the venue is built in the form of a valley.

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Best Ways to Perfect Your Golf Shots – Practice, Patience & Perseverance!

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Golf, much like any other sport, requires lots and lots of practice. Even the most gifted of golfers in the world, got to where they are today due to long hours of hitting, chipping and putting the ball, perfecting their technique and training their minds as much as their bodies on ways to overcome the challenges posed at each hole.

What is key, however, is that one not just practice but practice with a purpose. While this may sound simple enough, it requires one to practice deliberately and have a systematic plan to push yourself beyond your normal level of play. Of course, this does not happen overnight and requires much patience and perseverance.

When it comes to perfecting golf shots it’s always good to have expert help. Sure watching related YouTube videos is good, but there is nothing like getting advice out on the green, where someone can actually watch you play and give you precise pointers on what you are doing wrong and how to improve. Many courses around the world now even have special academies where one can learn the fine art of golf. The golf academy at The Els Club Malaysia which features access to its Johor golf course is one such example where golfers can improve their game.

As part of perfecting your game, you have to make sure that you make a deliberate effort to play outside your comfort zone. You may be good at certain shots, but lack the skill for others. While you may choose to play it safe and hope to get lucky on the greens, chances are you will need to use that shot you haven’t mastered. The best way to overcome this is to keep practising these kinds of shots. Sure, you are going to hit a lot of bad ones, but failures they say are the pillars of success. And the more you practice, the better you will become.

Of course, apart from all this practice, one must ensure two things; repetition and consistency. The more you repeat practising a particular shot, the better you will become at it. Increasing the volume increases your ability and improves your skill set. In addition to this, do practice consistently, so that your body and mind get continuously trained and in turn, will help you perfect your shots.


Five on-course snacks to stay fit during golf rounds – Healthy treats for golf rounds

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Golf rounds can get pretty extensive, depending on the pace of http://Image Credit: The Els Club Malaysiayour partners and your general mood. Golf games can take a while to finish and if you’ve managed to last the entire game without eating anything, then bravo! However, if you’re like a majority of us, you will definitely need something to munch on while playing. Healthy snacks like the ones mentioned below will keep your tummy happy and full.

If you can survive till the end of the game though without any snacks, in Johor, golf courses usually have restaurants and cafeterias where you can sit down for a meal after an exhausting game, like the one at The Els Club Malaysia.

Garlic & Parmesan Edamame popcorn; this is high in protein and fiber and is packed in a small polythene bag. This is made of green soya beans, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and olive oil. The green soya beans are baked and mixed with the ingredients to make this tasty light eat.

Roasted Chickpeas (sweet and hot); this is a spicy snack that pleases your eye as well as your taste buds. Chickpeas are a slow digest therefore it is guaranteed to keep you feeling full throughout your rounds. Made by baking chickpeas and seasoning it with chilli powder, sugar, smoked paprika, cumin and olive oil.

Apple Pie Spiced Wonton Chips; these are promising crispy treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Made by adding apple pie spice, light brown sugar and a little bit of salt to wonton slices, the end product is finally baked for about 5 minutes.

Cucumber and cheese Sandwiches; these are little snacks, refreshing as it contains a great deal of water and is easy to toss into your mouth in between breaks. Made by spreading cheese filling (usually made out of herbed goat cheese and light cream cheese) with sliced up cucumber.

Lemon Hummus; made of intensely processed chickpeas and lemon juice. Hot sauce, olive oil and a little bit of salt will also be added for seasoning. This is high protein food thus is considered to boost energy levels during rounds.