Nissan GT-R steals the spotlight at Saudi International Motor Show 2017

The record-breaking Nissan GT-R was developed with the support and coordination of Nismo specialists.
Updated 28 December 2017
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Nissan GT-R steals the spotlight at Saudi International Motor Show 2017

During the annual Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS) 2017, the Guinness World Records title holder for the fastest ever drift, Nissan GT-R, was on display for event attendees to get a closer look. The record was broken with a speed of 304.96 km/hr and 30 degrees angle using a specially tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R.
The record-breaking Nissan GT-R was developed with the support and coordination of Nismo specialists and was tuned to 1380 HP in order to set the record, and adapted, so all the power went to the rear wheels. The GT-R was prepared by GReddy Trust and tested extensively at Japan’s Fuji Speedway facility with Kawabata at the wheel. The car was set up for agility while maintaining stability and confidence-inspiring handling characteristics — essential when performing such challenging feats.
“We were excited to showcase such an iconic Nissan GT-R during SIMS 2017 as it demonstrates the breadth of the supercar’s capabilities,” said Bader Al-Houssami, CEO of Nissan Saudi Arabia.
“There is a huge interest in motorsport in Saudi Arabia and the GT-R is a car which is loved by many, as it clearly demonstrates its performance leadership by beating the best drift cars in the market.”


Talga hosts event to raise awareness on SDG 3.4

The event was hosted outdoors where workshops were conducted in tents and children enjoyed an authentic scouting ambience
Updated 12 November 2018
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Talga hosts event to raise awareness on SDG 3.4

The Association for Sustainable Development (Talga) in partnership with the Saudi Scouts Association represented by the Messengers of Peace Commission, hosted an initiative called “I Want to Say Something,” which aimed at promoting effective practices that treat and prevent mental health problems among children.

Studies show that being a member of the scouts or guides during childhood is linked to a lower risk of mental illness.

The initiative seeks to encourage children to develop values embraced by scouts such as community involvement, teamwork, bio-empathy, love for learning and emotional intelligence. 

The event was hosted outdoors where workshops were conducted in tents and children enjoyed an authentic scouting ambience. 

The workshops focused on raising awareness on mental health and teaching positive skills that are essential for children through arts and a creative approach. Other activities included basic scouting skills like knot tying, celestial navigation as well as outdoor yoga and meditation. 

In addition, the initiative aimed to contribute to sustainable development goal (SDG) target 3.4, which focuses on raising awareness on mental health and reducing its risks by 2030, which is essential to raising generations that are positively engaged in their communities and societies.