Press Release for MATTA Fair - Japan National Tourism Organization



Press Release for MATTA Fair - Japan National Tourism Organization
Japan National Tourism Organization
Singapore Office
Japan National Tourism Organization at the MATTA Fair Sep 2015
The Japan National Tourism Organization returns to the MATTA Fair 2015 at the PTWC KL from 4 to 6 Sep 2015! Endless
discovery and great holiday deals awaits you at the grand travel extravaganza! Details of the MATTA Fair 2015 are,
MATTA Fair 2015
Date: 4 – 6 Sep 2015
Venue: PTWC KL Hall 1, Booths 1411-1430 & 1438-1441
Representatives from prefectural offices, government and private organizations all over Japan will be coming down to the
MATTA Fair to showcase their latest attractions and render travel information and tips.
★List of participating prefectural offices, government and private organizations participating in this upcoming MATTA fair
*Study in Japan
*Nara & Wakayama
*Ibaraki Prefecture
*East Japan Railway Company
*Shoryudo (Go Central Japan)
*The Snow Country Region in Japan
*Shinjuku, Hakone, Enoshima-Odakyu Group
*Tokyo Disney Resort
*Mitsui Fudosan Group
*Fuji-Q Group
*Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata
*Kyushu Railway Group
*West Japan Railway Company
*Sapporo Kanihonke (Crab Restaurant)
Japan National Tourism Organization
Singapore Office
★Gift Redemption
A special travel adaptor will be handed out to visitors who have purchased a tour or return air tickets to Japan (any airline)
at the MATTA Fair 2015, while stocks last. Produce your copy of the booking receipt to qualify for the gift redemption.
★Muslim Information Counter
There is a Muslim Information Counter at the MATTA Fair 2015; set up especially for Muslim travelers who may have
enquires pertaining to Muslim travelling options in Japan.
Japan National Tourism Organization
Singapore Office
★Highlights of the MATTA Fair 2015 – JNTO Booth Activities
Jihan Special Guest Appearance
Well known comedian, actor, television host, model
Jihan ( Nuur Jihan
binti Musa )will be making a special appearance at the Japan National
Tourism Booth.
Jihan’s famous TV show is Maharaja Lawak Mega 2014 . She is the winner
of Artis Komedi Wanita Popular (Famous Female Comedian) from
Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Hairan 2013.
Get up close and personal with Jihan and listen to her speak about her
experiences during the filming of made-for-television travel special, “Jejak
Jepun Jihan”. Also, she will be speaking about her fond memories and at
times, hilarious moments in Japan!
Watch Jejak Jepun Jihan every Wednesday, 10pm on Astro Ria and Ria
Dates & Times of Booth Appearances:
4 Sep 2015 (Thu) / 4pm – 5pm
5 Sep 2015 (Fri) / 11am – 12pm & 2pm – 3pm
6 Sep 2015 (Sat) / 2pm – 3pm
Maki Sushi Making Experience
There are two main types of sushi: Maki and Nigiri. Maki is rolled
sushi, with the ingredients laid upon a sheet of nori (seaweed), rolled
to form a log-like shape, then sliced into several round pieces.
A Japanese sushi chef will be onsite to demonstrate the art of making
Maki Sushi and you will be given the opportunity to create your own
Maki Sushi.
Make sure to note down the dates and times below:
Dates & Times:
5 Sep 2015 (Sat) / 3pm – 4pm & 6pm – 7pm
6 Sep 2015 (Sun) / 11am – 12pm & 4pm – 5pm
Japan National Tourism Organization
Singapore Office
★ Highlights of MATTA Fair Sept 2015 – JNTO Booth Activities
Japanese Shaved Ice (Kakigori) Tasting
Kakigōri is a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavored with syrup and a
sweetener, often condensed milk.
Some shops provide colorful varieties by using two or more different
syrups. To sweeten kakigōri, condensed or evaporated milk is often poured
on top of it. It is similar to a snow cone, but with some notable differences:
it has a much smoother fluffier ice consistency, much like fresh fallen snow,
and a spoon is almost always used to eat it.
Dates & Times:
4 Sept 2015 (Thu) / 11am – 12pm & 6pm – 7pm
5 Sept 2015 (Sat) / 3pm – 4pm &
6 Sept 2015 (Sun) / 4pm – 5pm
★ Highlights of MATTA Fair Sept 2015 – MATTA Main Stage Activities
Bring back the memories of your childhood years as we bring you a
Japanese festival favorite, Syateki (Shooting Game).
Shoot at any of the prizes displayed on the shelve and if you can
topple any of the prizes, you walk away with it!
Dates & Times:
4 Sep 2015 (Fri) / 1pm-1.20pm & 5pm-5.20pm
5 Sep 2015 (Sat) /1pm-1.20pm & 2.40pm-3pm
6 Sep 2015 (Sun) /3.20pm-3.40pm & 4.40pm-5.00pm
Japan National Tourism Organization
Singapore Office
Let’s Play Daruma Otoshi
Daruma Otoshi is a traditional game played with a
daruma doll in five pieces, usually in the colors of the
rainbow, from top to bottom: head — a man's face,
blue, green, yellow, red. The game is played by using a
small hammer to hit each of the colored pieces, from
bottom to the top, without letting the pieces fall during
the game.
Dates & Times:
4 Sep 2015 (Thu) / 1.30pm – 2pm
5 Sep 2015 (Sat) / 1.30pm – 2pm
6 Sep 2015 (Sun) / 1.30pm – 2pm
★Japan Travel Trade Meet 2015 in Kuala Lumpur and Penang
Japan National Tourism Organization
Travel Trade Meet 2015 (7 – 8 Sep 2015)
JNTO Singapore will be organizing B2B meetings with travel partners from 7 to 8 Sep in two cities – Kuala Lumpur and
Penang. The 2015 Visit Japan Travel Trade Meet serves as a platform for Malaysian travel agencies to meet up with their
Japanese sellers to venture into new markets and explore expansion opportunities.
Following the increase in Malaysian travelers to Japan over the years, B2B meetings would greatly benefit both travel
agencies and the Japanese sellers. This trade meet event also facilitates for a smoother exchange of ideas and
information on Japan tourism
Japan National Tourism Organization
Singapore Office
★ Malaysian Visitor Arrival Numbers to Japan
In 2014, the number of Malaysian visitors to Japan set a new record with 249,500 visitors, which is 41.3% higher than 2013
( 176,521) The surge is mainly due to the depreciation of yen, the visa exemption on biometric Malaysian passports, as
well as the increase in flights from Malaysia to Japan.
For the first half of 2015, Malaysian visitors’ arrival to Japan has been on the upward trend with 133,600 tourists registering
a 15% increase as compared to previous year.
With its new website launch and an ongoing website promotional campaign, “Go Go Japan” in partnership with mega store
Aeon Malaysia, JNTO Singapore remains confident that Malaysian visitors will set another new record in 2015.
Click here for JNTO’s Malaysia new website
For more details of Go Go Japan campaign
★Details of the Japan Travel Trade Meet 2015
The details for the meeting venues are as follows:
: Kuala Lumpur
: 7 / Sep / 2015 (Mon) / 13:30 to 17:30 (Registration starts at 13:00)
: Seminar and Business Matching
: Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Nusantara Ballroom – Level 2
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sheraton Imperial
Japan National Tourism Organization
Singapore Office
: Penang
: 8 / Sep / 2015 (Tue) / 14:30 to 17:30 (Registration starts at 14:00)
: Seminar & Business Matching
: G Hotel Gurney
Grand Ballroom – Level 2
Persiaran Gurney, Georgetown,
10250 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
G Hotel
G Hotel
*Schedule is subjected to changes.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Susan Maria Ong
Deputy Director
Japan National Tourism Organization Singapore Office
16 Raffles Quay, #15-09 Hong Leong Building,
Singapore 048581
Tel: (65) 6223 8205 Ext 105
Email: [email protected]
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