Shell Eco-marathon Asia in Malaysia cancelled due to haze

IN light of the worsening air quality with the heavy haze in Kuala Lumpur, Shell has decided to cancel the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2013, which was to take place from July 4 to 7.

Looking into the health and safety of students, suppliers, contractors and Shell volunteers, the Oil and Gas Company cancelled this four day-long outdoor event to minimise their exposure to the haze.

The Company recognises that a lot of work and effort have been put into the event, by participating students from around the region as well as the organising committee, and have made this decision in the best interest of the students and all those involved in the Shell Eco-marathon Asia.

Registered participants of the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2013 have been informed of the cancellation and can contact Shell for further clarification at

The Shell Eco-marathon Asia will, however, recommence next year (2014) from Feb 6 to 9 in Manila, Philippines.