Free Bus And Boat Rides Home This Gawai Festival For Maxis And Hotlink Customers

schedule 16 May 2014

Maxis will be giving away a total of 400 bus and boat tickets to customers travelling from Kuching, Miri, Bintulu and Sibu
Non-Maxis customers can purchase a #Hotlink SIM pack to be eligible for the free tickets

For the second year running, Maxis and Hotlink customers in Sarawak will be able to enjoy a free trip back to their hometowns in conjunction with the Gawai Festival, courtesy of Maxis Berhad (Maxis). As part of its ‘Free Ride Home’ campaign, Maxis is giving away a total of 300 bus tickets and 100 boat tickets for its postpaid and prepaid customers travelling back to their respective hometowns to celebrate the festival with their family and friends.

Beginning 17 May, customers will be able to redeem free bus tickets and travel from Kuching, Bintulu or Miri, to anywhere within the state. For the free boat tickets, they will be able to redeem tickets for travel from Sibu to Kapit. A total of 100 tickets per location will be allocated and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All customers need do is go to the Hotlink counter at any of the listed locations during the redemption period to register their interest, and they will be guided on the redemption process.


Below are details of the redemption venues and dates for each location:

Transport Mode
Tickets Allocated
Redemption / Departure Venue
Redemption Period
Travel Period
Bus 100 Terminal Bas Medan Jaya, Bintulu
17 May–20 May 2014
17 May–2 June 2014
Bus 100 Kuching Sentral
24 May–27 May 2014
24 May–2 June 2014
Bus 100 Terminal Bas Miri, Pujut Corner 28 May–30 May 2014
29 May–2 June 2014
Boat 100 Sibu Express Wharf Terminal
28 May–30 May 2014
28 May–2 June 2014


Non-Maxis and non-Hotlink customers are also eligible for the free tickets if they purchase a #Hotlink pack at any of the bus stations or boat terminals. At just RM8.80, #Hotlink comes with RM5 preloaded airtime, and offers customers free basic internet, enabling them to enjoy a truly worry-free internet experience, anytime and anywhere. Customers can also enjoy high speed internet at just RM1 a day or RM30 per month for 1GB of data.

“Our Free Ride campaign represents our rewards to customers beyond products and services. It is simply a token of appreciation for their continued support, and hope that this small gesture will make a meaningful difference in their lives by connecting them with their families for Gawai. Most importantly, we would like to wish all of them a safe journey back to their loved ones,” said Alexius Bong, Maxis’ Head of Sarawak Region.

Maxis has continuously provided added value to its customers in Sarawak through localised product offerings and rewards programmes. Last year, Maxis introduced #Hotlink for East Malaysia customers, the first and only prepaid plan of its kind in Malaysia that offers customers continuous free basic internet. The plan represents a new category of mobile internet usage, which eliminates the current high entry barrier since there are absolutely no pay-per-use charges.

For more information on the ‘Free Ride Home’ programme, please visit



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