Singapore - The Performance Motors ‘Escape the City’ saw over 100 participants, including customers with their families, travelling over 500 kilometres to Ipoh, Malaysia in close to 40 BMW cars to escape the hustle and bustle of Singapore from 24 to 26 November.
“Escape the City aims to build a sense of community amongst BMW car owners by bonding over the short retreat to Malaysia. The long drive to Ipoh allowed participants to experience the best of their BMW cars on expressways and B-roads in Malaysia, which may not be possible on their daily routes along city roads,” said Arnt Bayer, Managing Director of Performance Motors. “This year, we selected Ipoh, a quaint city famous for its greenery and street food, as the ideal destination for our customers to relax and spend quality time with their family members.”
The convoy set off from Jurong Bird Park on a Saturday morning at 6.30am. After 11 hours and multiple pit stops for breakfast, lunch and fuel, the convoy arrived at The Haven Resort Hotel in Ipoh. The all-suites luxury resort enclosed within pristine limestone hills, forests and lakes was the quintessential weekend getaway.
After settling in to their rooms, the participants were treated to an outdoor barbeque dinner with seafood, meat and local delicacies, not to mention the opportunity to win various lucky draw prizes. The lucky grand prize winner walked away with a pair of air tickets to Hong Kong.
On the second day, most participants opted for a tour of Gua Tempurung, a majestic 1.59- million-year-old limestone cave located 40 minutes from Ipoh, while the others headed to the old town of Ipoh for sightseeing and to sample famous street foods such as Ipoh Hor Fun and White Coffee. Those who preferred to relax at the resort enjoyed the various facilities including the spa, the infinity pool and the jogging track set against a breathtaking backdrop of limestone hills and lakes.
On the final day, everyone gathered for a group photo at the resort after breakfast before making their way back to Singapore. The convoy stopped en route at Nilai to enjoy lunch and just before reaching the Singapore border, all participants gathered at the R&R Gelang Patah to bid a final farewell.