The Petronas Coffee Break Campaign is back for the upcoming Raya balik kampung exodus. The campaign, held for the 13th consecutive year, starts from August 15 to 18, with a second phase scheduled for August 23 to 26.

During the campaign, Petronas will offer practical road safety tips in addition to complimentary snacks and beverages at 32 participating stations across Malaysia. In addition, Petronas will be fuelling 50 St John Ambulance Malaysia’s vehicles for their 24-hour highway emergency service during this festive season, something they have been doing for 18 years.

Proton and Perodua will provide free car inspections at selected stations, and Petrosains will deploy its Petronas StreetSmart team to share road safety tips through a series of interactive games for the family. As for the food and drinks, Old Town coffee, Tropicana Twister, Julie’s biscuits and Super O-Ring snacks are on the menu.

To locate participating stations, iPhone and Android smartphone users can download the free Petronas Pitstop app. Launched earlier this year, the app also helps one monitor fuel expenses, check Mesra points, receive promo updates and connect to Petronas’ Mesralink customer service. For more info, go to

This year’s Petronas Raya ad goes international. Titled “Strangers”, it’s a refreshing change from the usual tear-jerker, but is cute and heart-warming nonetheless. Eyes not wet yet? Look up Bernas’ Raya ad starring two special kids on Youtube.

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