GEORGE TOWN, Feb 19 – The launching ceremony of Mascot and Merchandising for Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018 (APMG 2018) was happening at Concourse, Level 3, Komtar here this afternoon was officiated by Chief Minister of Penang, Mr.Lim Guan Eng and State Sports Exco YB Chong Eng.
Penang has been chosen to host the very first APMG 2018 on Sept 7-15. YB Chong Eng also confirmed the matter at the Mascot and Merchandising Launching APMG Penang 2018 and a 200-day countdown ahead of the event. She also said that previously year Penang was responsible for hosting a major sporting event was at the Malaysia Sports Tournament (SUKMA) 2000.
“This year, we will host a prestigious international tournament that is not only important in cultivating sports culture, but also the first Masters sporting event in Asia. I hope with the launch of this APMG 2018, it can prove that the age should not be a measure of limitless sport, “he told a press conference with Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng here.
Lim who attended the launch believed that the organizing of the Games would definitely be the pride of all Malaysians. He said the entry of athletes and participants from 32 participating countries will provide at least RM20 million worth of economies to Penang, and indirectly contributes to the profits of the state tourism industry, including hospitality, transportation, food preservation and shopping mall.
t is learned that a total of 21 sporting events will be held, including badminton, swimming and sports as well as listing lion dance events as one of the sporting events in the APMG 2018. Mascot of APMG 2018, a cute gray cat named CUN introduced to symbolize Capable, United and Noble. The event, APMG 2018, was Penang City Council (MBPP), Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP), The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and Malaysian Major Events (MME). — PN