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Monday, September 28, 2009

Blog for FT Campaign ~ Blogging to highlight the pluspoints of the Federal Territories.
















Blog for FT is a campaign to encourage bloggers to blog positively about the Federal Territories (KL, Labuan and Putrajaya).The objectives of the campaign include:-

  • To create positive Internet buzz about the Federal Territories (FT).
  • To promote the spirit of 1Malaysia as this campaign Promotes unity, Raises spirit and Encourages a sense of oneness.
  • To utilize the web 2.0 method as a powerful marketing and promotional tool for KL, Putrajaya & Labuan.
  • To highlight positive stories about FT thus encouraging more people to visit the three territories, take part in FT activities and instill a sense of pride in FT.

The campaign will take the form of a blogging contest. Unlike regular Blogging Contest, Blog for FT contest will not be conducted just through the Contest Website. In Blog for FT, a participant need only post the entry in his/her own blog; voting too will be done from their blogs. With regular blogging contest, the Organizer need to attract readers to its Contest Blog. With Blog for FT, the Contest is spread out throughout the Internet in participating blogs.

Participants' blog entries can take any form - text, photoblog, artblog or videoblog.

The contest will run for 3 months. The website carrying the campaign will be live for at least a year to continue linking and promoting the positive entries on FT.

The contest will be divided into 4 categories:

  • Malaysian Public
  • International
  • Junior (under-18)
  • Malaysian Media

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Frankly speaking, I have no qualms about promoting this campaign.

After all, I am living in Kuala Lumpur. For all its idiosyncrasies and faults, it is now my home. I have to admit that living in Bandar Tun Razak is quite convenient.

I can travel comfortably to any parts of the peninsular conveniently from the excellent infrastructure available from the pulse of this nation.

It just takes minutes for me to reach KLCC by traveling using the newly completed expressway linking Jalan Loke Yew to the city centre.

I can even cut down on precious time by using the SMART Tunnel which is just located a few minutes away using the Cheras-Kajang Highway which is located just a kilometre away from my home.

From the Jalan Tun Razak SMART Tunnel entrance, I just drive at a cruising speed of 60kmph to reach home in just under 10 minutes. Costs just RM2.00 plus another 50 sens at the toll.

All around, I can say that if we KLites take care of our place, the Federal Territories can just be the best place to live within the peninsular.

Of course, nothing beats living in the kampongs with the idyllic scenery that continues to pleasure us of being Malaysians but for the time being, while we are still living in its bosom, Kuala Lumpur can just be our beloved home too.

I support this initiative to promote and highlight the positive aspects of us living here in the FT.

Let's Blog for FT!

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