It’s here again! A time where most of the inner sanctums within the Proton Shah Alam factory and research & development centre is open to the public. Note these dates peeps: 2 & 3 August 2008! That’s a Saturday and Sunday nine days from now. The Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia will officiate the event and also flag off Proton’s 3,000,000th production car.
The tagline for this event is Journey Through Technology and it will be a week long affair. Having said that, the actual public days are only on the dates mentioned above. On the other dates it will be by invitation only. So, what’s it all about? Since Proton is a national car company it has to support CSR (Corporate Social Responsibilities) activities and this is one of the best ways to showcase its technologies to the public. This is also a good opportunity to allow people to see what goes on during the development of our cars. Some future technologies which Proton is working on will be on show. One opportunity not to be missed is to view the design & testing facilities we have around R&D as well as the new Saga assembly line.
This will be a big event, even bigger in scale from the last one done a few years back. In case of unfavourable conditions, do dress lightly and bring an umbrella too. There will be stalls selling food & drinks so travel light. Selected locations will also sell merchandise and there will be exciting carnivals for people of all ages.
Do bring your family and friends to visit this rare event! I will be on standby at the Proton|design studio (Styling, R&D) all day during the event so give me a holler if you see me!