On 24th October 2018, Gangwon Province of Korea and Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Kuala Lumpur Office hosted the press conference at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur to sign a MOU contract with Astro on the special Olympic Legacy travelogue program entitled 《Endless Horizon in Gangwon, Korea》 for the Malaysian
2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympian as well as the celebrity of this travelogue, Julian Yee Zhi-Jie is appointed as the tourism ambassador of Gangwon Province and to share his special experience in 2009 Korean Dream Program in Pyeongchang which inspired him to learn more about skating and made him finally participate in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Julian Yee stated, “I am greatly honoured to be a tourism ambassador of Gangwon Province of Korea, home of the successful PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. I was able to fulfil that dream in my first participation in PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Personally, it feels very meaningful for me to be the Tourism Ambassador of Gangwon Province, the place where I could make my dreams come true. I will work passionately to promote the beautiful and romantic Gangwon Province to Malaysians as a Gangwon Tourism Ambassador”.
In 《Endless Horizon in Gangwon, Korea》, Julian Yee and Yoke, well known as the host of Astro AEC’s Ready to Fly will visit PyeongChang and Gangneung, the host cities of Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games to feature
many unique Olympic legacy themed activities, especially Winter programs such as skiing, curling game, PyeongChang trout festival and others. The 5 episodes of the travelogue will be broadcasted on Astro Wah Lai Toi every Sunday from 3 February 2019 in conjunction with the first anniversary of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Mr. TH Chong , Group Director of Media Sales of Astro stated, “In conjunction with the Winter
Olympic, this programme promotes the best of Pyeongchang in the Gangwon Province in Korea. Astro champions local talent and we were excited to learn that a Malaysian sports athlete, Julian Yee together with Yoke, the host of Astro AEC’s Ready to Fly will be part of the programme to show the audience the best places to eat and play in this Olympic legacy. We are delighted to work with Gangwon Province and the Korean Tourism Organisation Kuala Lumpur office once again to produce this special travel tourism show.”
Mr. Jeong Il Sub, Chief Director of Tourism Marketing Department of Gangwon Province Office stated, “We are very happy to appoint Julian as a tourism ambassador of Gangwon Province and hope many Malaysian audiences get to know about travel story brought by the Malaysian boy who made his dreams come true in Gangwon Province.”
He continued: “The first anniversary of Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games is coming up soon. Gangwon Province and KTO will evolve it into the Olympic Legacy festival to experience Winter activities together with diverse performances and Hallyu contents. We expect Malaysian audience be charmed by the Winter tourism in Gangwon Province, Korea and visit celebrate this meaningful event together with us.”