BY: Michelle Liew
The BWF Malaysian Open, which was not organized for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is now making a comeback, as the Petronas Malaysian Open will be held at the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil from June 28 to July 3.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in a statement said the badminton tournament, which is one of the five prestigious super series tournaments in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) calendar, will provide a total prize pool of US $ 675,000 (RM2,963,250).
“The tournament will attract fans by including a special opening event, projection mapping and a drone presentation on the final day.
“The Malaysia Festival carnival will also be held in an open area with interactive games such as air badminton, food sales, as well as cultural performances and local artists in conjunction with the tournament from 3pm to 10pm,” according to the statement.
The BAM statement said the Malaysia Festival carnival focused on showing Malaysian culture, tourism, and sports as the basis for the festival to make Malaysians proud.
Meanwhile, BAM secretary-general Datuk Kenny Goh said BAM was honoured to have a well-known global brand now with them, and thanked Petronas for the company’s support to them.
Fans can start buying tickets through www.myticket.asia starting May 26 starting at 2pm with prices from RM25 to RM500, while the early buyer promotion is subject to the first 2,000 tickets sold.