I passed by Kuala Lumpur after about a month’s stay in Dungun, Terengganu. I was on my way to Singapore for personal reasons when I dropped by this capital city of Malaysia. I met with travel blogger couple Joey and Summer for a few hours and during the trip, I noticed a familiar advertisement shown on a large screen in one of the railway stations. These were those “More Fun in the Philippines” commercials played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
More Fun in the Philippines Ad in Masjid Jamek station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I remember that there’s a huge campaign back in the Philippines to hype up tourism in the country. The social media community was swamped with so many meme’s of people who support the campaign. I was amused because I didn’t imagine that they’d play it in this side of the world.
It’s more fun in the Philippines!
I thought they’d only show it once, but I was surprised that after about 45 seconds, they’d play the same commercial again. The exposure was good!
Australia’s “There’s nothing like Australia.” ad was also shown in the same tv screen.
When I passed by other stations, I also saw the same ad being played in flat screens. Seeing the commercial made me proud to be a Filipino.
More fun in the Philippines commercial
I’m no advertising expert but I’m not sure if it was enough to entice a lot of people to book a flight to the Philippines. These were mere snapshots of different things and places that show a glimpse of my country. But definitely, the ad was eye-catchy enough to attract attention.
I’m just really glad that I’m seeing this commercial in another country! I hope passersby would notice how beautiful the Philippines is as we’ve so much to offer.
big enough for everyone to notice.
Please don't forget to confirm your subscription by checking your Inbox.
soloflightEd.com is a travel blog by Edcel Suyo. He enjoys performing headstands and crazy stunts during his trips in the Philippines and the rest of Asia. He just started his backpacking trip across Southeast Asia in order to live as a digital nomad. Read more about the beginning of his delusions of grandeur here.
For updates, Like his page on Facebook or Follow him on Twitter.
For questions, advertising, and other concerns, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.