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Malaysia’s Westports KL Dragons vs Indonesia’s Satria Muda at MABA Stadium

I never know that Malaysia has a basketball team, I never know that Asian are active in the basketball scene except China. Now I want to let you know that Malaysia has a professional basketball team and it’s not kampung style basketball. They are the Westports KL Dragons. Yeah!

Recently, I was invited to go check out a basketball game betweet Westports KL Dragons versus Satria Muda which is from Indonesia at MABA (Malaysia Basketball Association) Stadium in town, near to Stadium Merdeka there. It’s the opening game of the AirAsia Asean Basketball League. Not so familiar about it? Nevermind, now you know it, it’s cool, it’s professional, it’s happening. ASEAN countries compete with each other in the league, just like NBA, but this is ASEAN.

I have never been to a real basketball match before and this is really my golden opportunity. I drove to town with Han Teik, my housemate and also a basketball fan to check out the game and we were pretty excited because it’s our first real professional basketball match. It’s International man.

I didn’t really know where is the MABA Stadium is and luckily I have a GPS with me which lead me to my destination. It’s somewhere near Petaling Street and Stadium Merdeka. If you want to take the LRT, you can get off at Pasar Seni on KJ Line and walk there.

Han Tek.

S.O.X. is the official telco sponsor for Westports KL Dragons. =D Rocks. If you are S.O.X. members, you can get home game ticket at 20% off, which is very cheap! Good right, buy cheap ticket and come and support Malaysia. The next game will be happening this weekend 30/10/2010 where KL Dragons fight with Brunei Barracudas. Yeah, come MABA Stadium.

Back talking about the game. The stadium was pretty cool, with air-conditioned but then it’s not like what you see on NBA where there’s big TV hanging in the middle of the stadium. I was there early and the team were training by themselves.

It’s not some lousy game, the whole stadium was filled with basketball fans. The scene was really very very cool.

Media pass, yeah!

Cute mascot.

You know, when I saw the players, they don’t look like typical Asian to me, they are huge!

Hot cheerleading dance by S.O.X. during half time.

The game rocks man. It was so exciting and so nervous and Malaysia KL Dragons team really amaze me a lot with all the basketball tricks and skill and dunks. Damn wonderful. Well, if you are a Malaysian, please support our very own Westports KL Dragons. And also at the same time, support the sponsor, S.O.X. =D

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[ADV] For how you can get the tickets, you can buy at MABA Stadium KL ticket counter, or win FREE tickets by playing the S.O.X. All-Stars Hoops Facebook game on the S.O.X. Facebook fan page. There are 5 pairs of VIP tickets and 3 exclusive cour
tside tickets to be given away to the highest scorers. So faster go play the game and win your exclusive ticket and come and support Malaysia team! Remember, next game will be 30/10/10 KL Dragons vs Brunei Barracudas.
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Nick is an interior designer and tech enthusiast based in Penang, Malaysia who constantly exploring places, indulges great food, discovering good design and is a shutterbug. Nick usually writes about Penang, happenings, travel, food, design and personal thoughts.


  • Charles
    October 27, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Look at the size of the Ang Moh compared to the malays…oh gosh…giant playing with dwarfs./

  • cheap ugg boots
    October 30, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.


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