Taiping’s First Matta Fair

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Taiping is noted for its many firsts in the country. It took another bold step by planning to organise the town’s first Malaysian Travel and Tour Agency (MATTA) Fair slated for December 21 to 23.

Taiping's First Matta FairThe event, jointly organised by the Taiping Tourist Association (TTA) and MATTA (Perak Chapter), is expected to attract about 60 exhibitors. It will be held at Raintown Plaza in Panorama Hotel, Jalan Kota. The fair will be among the highlights of the Taiping Fiesta coming at the tail end of Visit Perak Year 2012.

Taiping Tourism Association Chairman, Abdul Halim Yahaya, said the objective is to promote the town’s heritage attractions and nature destinations to local and foreign as well as first-time visitors. The selection of the dates is to coincide with the on-going Taiping Zoorama and Lake Gardens Carnival.

The fair has the tacit support of the state government, Tourism Malaysia, the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority, Taiping Municipal Council, Perak Tourist Association and is sponsored by mineral water giant, Spritzer.

Entrance is free. Among the attractions are lucky draws, stage shows, complimentary air tickets, travel and holiday packages, product discounts and special offers. There will be free shuttle services to ferry visitors from the Taiping Zoo to Raintown Plaza.

Executive Councillor for Tourism, Dato’ Hamidah Osman, will officiate at the launch.

Nirmal Ariyapala