The tournament will be staged at The MINES Resort & Golf Club in the Kuala Lumpur from October 27-30.
Making his debut in the US$6.1 million PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournament and a welcome return to Malaysia, is World Golf Hall of Famer and former number one player in the world Vijay Singh of Fiji.
A three-time major champion (1998, 2003 PGA Championship and 2000 Masters), Singh will be joined by two-time major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina (2007 US Open and 2009 Masters), and Americans Stewart Cink (2009 British Open), Lucas Glover (2009 U.S. Open) and David Duval (2001 British Open).
Duval, also a former world No. 1 and one of only five PGA TOUR players to shoot a 59 in an official round on TOUR, en route to the 1999 Humana Challenge title, has exhibited resurgent form that has taken him on the up this season.
Australian Stuart Appleby, who shot a 59 of his own in the final round of the 2010 Greenbrier Classic and went on to win it, is the most recent PGA TOUR player to register a sub-60 score on TOUR, and he too will be in Kuala Lumpur for the showdown at The MINES.
But these champions are not the only ones who will arrive in the Malaysian capital bent on doing well and eager to leave with the winner's cheque of US$1.3 million - the largest in Southeast Asia.
Eleven players in the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia field won 12 PGA TOUR titles this season.
Indeed, Brendan Steele, Brandt Snedeker, Jonathan Byrd, Jhonattan Vegas, Mark Wilson (2), Fredrik Jacobson, Rory Sabbatini, Glover, Chris Kirk, Scott Stallings and D.A. Points have all won this season and there is nothing to suggest that any of these players could not depart Kuala Lumpur with the trophy in toe.
In particular, Steele has looked threatening in recent weeks. The PGA TOUR rookie wrapped up a breakthrough win at the Valero Texas Open, where he held off Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman with a par on the 72nd hole to win by one stroke on 8-under.
With a top-10 finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship last month, one of the FedExCup Playoff events, Steele posted another at the Frys.com at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, California this weekend.
The 28-year-old got off to a good start with a 4-under-par 67, shot an even-par 71 in the second round, fired a 3-under 68 on Saturday and then closed with another 4-under 67 to finish ina tie for seventh on 11-under-par 273.
Vegas, another player of the rookie crop on TOUR this season, has been nothing short of explosive. The 27-year-old Venezuelan has had three to-10s besides his victory at the Bob Hope Classic. This form included a tie for third place at the Framers Insurance and joint fifth the recent Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Not in the field this week, Vegas will no doubt draw a lot of attention from the Kuala Lumpur crowds, in only because he drives the ball an average of just on 305 yards and has a real soft touch around the greens.
Kirk, who is taking a third straight week off after finishing tied for 31st at the BMW Championship and is 43rd on the Money List, is another rookie who could yet mane a huge impact on the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia.
The 26-year-old from Knoxville, Tennessee has had just 15 starts on TOUR but has four top-10s.
His triumph at the Viking Classic sits alongside a runner-up finish at the Shell Houston Open, a tie for 7th at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation and joint eighth at the AT&T National.
Stallings is another rookie who could turn the tables on the more experienced players at The MINES. He showed great composure in sealing his first victory in his first season on the TOUR at the Greenbrier Classic. For good measure he finished third at the Transitions Championship.
The CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia field includes no fewer than nine players who made it to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, the final event in the just-completed PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.
The field will include the top-10 players from the Asian Tour's Order of Merit following the conclusion of this week's Hero Indian Open.
The two local players at this season's CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia, Danny Chia and Shaaban Hussin, have both said they too are looking forward to the event, and so they should - they will have the backing of the whole nation behind them.
Speaking of the challenge ahead, Chia said: "I've had a few issues with my game this season, but in the past few weeks things have got better. I am hitting the ball much cleaner than I did earlier this year and that has given me more confidence."
"So far as the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia tournament goes, I am looking forward to it. It will be a good challenge and I hope to put on a good performance. I will certainly do my best."
Shaaban, who won the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia - National Qualifier for a second time to again feature at The MINES, said: "I'm just so happy to have made the grade again and this time I will do all I can to get further up the leaderboard.
"I'm playing reasonably well at the moment and feel comfortable out there. Now, I just hope it carries on to into the tournament at the end of the month."
With this potent line-up of stars drawn from all over the world, the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia should prove again to be a tournament loaded with thrills and spills.