Thongchai commits to CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters

Fri 19 Apr 2013

Thongchai commits to CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters

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Jakarta, April 19: Three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit Winner, Thongchai Jaidee is set to join the star studded field of the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters 2013 from May 2-5 at Royale Jakarta Golf Club with a new tournament trophy symbolizing national pride for Indonesia up for grabs.
“Today is a very special day for us. Not only do we welcome Asian Golfing legend, Thongchai Jaidee back to our event but we also have a new trophy, which depicts our great nation in its design. The Star Studded field now has a collective 8 Major Titles between them and marks the strongest field Indonesia has ever seen! CIMB Niaga is committed to golf in Indonesia and the way things are shaping up for the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters 2013, I am very proud to stand here today as title sponsor to this fantastic Asian Tour event”, Said Mr. Rasyid.
PGA Indonesia Chairman, M. Syafeii Hasnap added, “This new trophy is a brilliant addition to the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters. The Garuda bird is so symbolic to our nation and the organisers could not have chosen a better way to represent the event on a national level. This event continues to develop and grow with each passing year and on behalf of all the Golf Professionals of Indonesia, we are indeed grateful to all the sponsors and partners of the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters for making it such a spectacular event for our local golfing hero’s to participate in.”
CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters PC photoThe Garuda bird appears in many traditions and stories, especially in Java and Bali Island in Indonesia. In many stories Garuda symbolizes the virtue of knowledge, power, bravery, loyalty, and discipline. As the vehicle of Vishnu, Garuda also bears the attributes of Vishnu, which symbolize preservation of cosmic order. Balinese tradition venerated Garuda as "the lord of all flying creatures", and "the majestic king of birds". The important and noble position of Garuda in Indonesian tradition since ancient times has venerated Garuda as the national symbol of Indonesia, the embodiment of Indonesian ideology, Pancasila.
Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee joins Ernie Els, John Daly, Michael Campbell, Darren Clarke, Simon Dyson and Bernd Wiesberger in the battle for the US$750,000 prize purse event.
The CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters has cemented its place as the nations most prestigious event and continues to grow since its inauguration in 2011 with new sponsors Pertamina, National Energy Company, and Lippo Insurance signing on.
The event also focuses on giving back to the community through its charity initiatives together with Habitat for Humanity Indonesia. To date, the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters has managed to build 25 homes for families in need and together with National Energy Company, Pertamina, built a clean water solution for over 10,000 people in the Cimalaya area.
The CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters will have widespread exposure via a strong local media platform and the Asian Tour’s global television platform, which reaches out to over 200 countries and 650 million households on the Live, Highlights, Asian Tour Golf Show and Golfing World. Indonesia’s premier news channel, Metro TV, will also be broadcasting the event locally for 10 hours live and will be airing additional shows and features related to the event and the positive impact to the golf industry and overall economy of Indonesia.
Partners include Title Sponsor CIMB Niaga, Salonpas by Hisamitsu (Main Partner), BMW (Official Car), Navigat Energy (Main Partner), Telkomsel (Official Communications Partner), Garuda Indonesia (Official Airline),  Pertamina (Main Partner), Sari Pan Pacific Hotel Jakarta (Official Hotel), Rolex (Official Time Keeper), SvingGolf (Official Apparel), Loewe (Official TV), Concha Y Toro (Official Wine), Ricoh (Official Office Supplier), Srixon (Official Ball). Lippo Insurance (Official Insurance), and San Miguel (Official Beer).
About CIMB Niaga
CIMB Niaga was established as Bank Niaga in 1955. CIMB Group holds around 97.94% of the stakes in CIMB Niaga. The Bank offers a comprehensive suite of both conventional and Islamic banking products and services, through an expanding delivery channel network of 974 offices all over Indonesia as at 31 December 2012, including 590 branches, 330 Mikro Laju units, and 54 cash/payment points. CIMB Niaga has more than 14,200 employees.
CIMB Niaga encourages people to share high growth and take advantage of all the potential that South-East Asia regions bring – in line with CIMB Group’s brand positioning: “ASEAN for You”.
CIMB Group is Malaysia’s second largest financial services provider and one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups. It offers consumer banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, asset management and insurance products and services. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 9 out of 10 ASEAN nations (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar and Philippines). Beyond ASEAN, the Group has market presence in China, Hong Kong, Bahrain, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Australia, the US, UK and Korea. CIMB Group is listed on Bursa Malaysia via CIMB Group Holdings Berhad. It has a market capitalisation of USD18.6 billion as at 31 December 2012. The Group has over 43,000 employees located in 18 countries.
About the Asian Tour
In 2013, the Asian Tour will celebrate a momentous milestone with its 10th season. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), BlackBerry (Official Communications Partner), Canon (Official Imaging Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistic Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf