But, pheww, much to my relief I just had to watch the region's aspiring young engineers and scientists show how innovative they were in designing, building and testing ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. I was even given a full-kit to do so!
Here are some pictures from the event:
Pre-event, at the paddock with fellow Malaysian journalist watching Malaysian celebrity Fahrin Ahmad do a test-run in an urban concept car.
At the launch of the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2015 Challenge.
Some of the Malaysian teams getting their cars ready.
Representing Malaysia are 14 teams from Malaysian universities: namely Monash University, Malaysia; University of Malaya, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; German Malaysian Insititute; Multimedia University Melaka Campus; Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman; Curtin University Sarawak; and Universiti Malaysia Pahang. They were competing against students from universities, colleges and technical institutes across 17 other countries; including 49 teams that made their debut at the competition this year. Competing on home soil are 30 teams from the Philippines’ top engineering schools.
On the sidelines, there were a myriad of activities including the show that showcased Shell FuelSave study on driving habits featuring Fahrin Ahmad and his fellow celebs from Thailand and the Philippines.
And other fun activities.
I didn't stay on for the results and had to leave a day earlier.
But it was fun.