All set to bring the best of Japan’s POP Culture into Penang
The Malaysian state of Penang will be hosting the inaugural Penang Anime Matsuri – Summer Party, PAM2015, a family friendly festival (Matsuri) focusing on Anime, Cosplay, Game (ACG) and Japan pop culture set in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town on the 23rd and 24th of May.
For the first time ever in Penang, witness the colourful world of Anime, Cosplay, JPOP, DJ and more, with Professional Cosplay Celebrities from around the world, listen to top Anime song (Anisong) artistes in concert, and enjoy the music by world renown Anisong DJs.
Cosplay is an activity where the participant get to act out their favourite characters from an anime, comics, a game, or even an original character invented based on their creativity. Coordinating the designs to make the costumes a reality or making it from scratch, learning tailoring, fashion design, acting, modelling and various skills along the way. It’s a hobby where participant make the 2D in to 3D!
Special and Performing Guests will include, yanaginagi, Mika Kobayashi, Hachioji-P, DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING a.k.a. Yuyoyuppe, Angie, Baozi & Hana, Mon, Shimo and Ying Tze, and kiDChan.
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The most popular content from Japan, Cosplay showcase and competition! The highlights continue into the night with an outdoor concert stage, a Japanese food street, festival zone and the first Dojin (creators’) Night Market. The fun goes on after the sun sets! For more information on the event highlights, please refer to the annex.
PAM2015 is the brainchild of SOZO, the company behind the Anime Festival Asia, and Penang Global Tourism, Penang’s tourism bureau. It will be supported by Anime Festival Asia, the state of Penang and the Consulate-General of Japan in Penang. The organisers would do their best to bring the joy and celebration of a unique outdoor Japanese Pop Culture experience to the whole family in Penang while supporting the youth and creativity in the state! The Penang Anime Matsuri sets the bar as the event for all to enjoy regardless of age, religion and gender and attracts not only tourist but also Malaysian fans of Cosplay which has a large fanbase in Malaysia.
Event Name: Penang Anime Matsuri 2015 – Summer Party!
Date: 23rd and 24th May 2015
Venue: Esplanade, George Town
RM10/day, 9 to 7pm
Get access to indoor activities such as merchandise, exclusive stage activities, cosplay workshop, cosplay competition, meet the artiste session and many more!
Exhibition + Stage + Concert
Get access to all zones with this tier of ticket. Experience first ever SEAsia outdoor anisong concert & party!
FREE Access Area
FREE Entry, 6 to 11pm
The outdoor food street and the Matsuri experience zones will be available for everyone on the two
nights from 6 to 11pm.
At the outdoor concert stage, the DJ Party on Sunday will be free for everyone to attend. Join Us!
How to buy?
Exhibition + Stage tickets will only available during the event day on the 23 & 24 May, 2015 at Dewan Sri Pinang main entrance ticketing booth.
Official Website: http://pamsummer.asia
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/penanganimematsuri
Ticket sale for the concert will start at 3pm on the 14th of March via Peatix, http://peatix.com/ ,
priced at RM128 inclusive of 2 days exhibition. Attendees can also purchase tickets on the event day.
About Visit Penang Year 2015: Year of Festivals
George Town, 14 Mar 2015. Going for another ‘first’ after the first Penang Hot Air Balloon
Fiesta 2015 in February, the first ever indoor and outdoor anime event will add colour to
Penang’s Esplanade and Dewan Sri Pinang for two days on 23rd and 24th May 2015. Part of the Visit Penang Year 2015’s programme, this event adds to the endless celebrations throughout the year that confirms Penang as the place ‘where festivities never end’.
It’s not for nothing 2015 was announced as Visit Penang Year and themed as Year of Festivals because here’s where festivals happen each month and they range from cultural, religious, sporty and to the creative arts. Home-grown arts festivals unique to Penang such as George Town Festival, Penang Island Jazz Festival and Penang World Music Festival have drawn in visitors and arts enthusiasts for years now.
In May, Penang Anime Matsuri Summer Party 2015 is set to leave its mark on fans of this genre and also a way to attract the ever-growing anime fan population such as the one from Japan. Organised by SOZO, a company experienced in organizing events such as Anime Festival Asia in Singapore, Japan Music Festival and Miku Expo in Jakarta, PAM2015 will see an exciting line-up including performances by top anisong artists, DJs, indoor exhibition, cosplay showcase and competition. PAM2015 will certainly stand out as a festival to go to as it brings into light a subculture that is growing fast, offering an escapade to many and a community-based hobby or interest to most – freedom to express themselves.
Without a doubt, PAM2015 is a terrific addition to VPY2015: Year of Festivals that promises unforgettable events such as stamina-testing sport of the Dragon Boat Festival that is becoming known globally in May, the Ramadan bazaar that explodes with exotic flavours in June and the somber but made no less spectacular by the crowds of believers during St. Anne’s Day.
So, through January right up to December of 2015 we look forward to welcoming you with a colourful, if not an unforgettable festival. Penang, it is truly ‘Where the Festivities Never End’.
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About Penang Global Tourism
Set up to promote, market and generate tourism to Penang state in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a state tourism bureau that work with key tourism players locally and internationally. Also serving as the focal point for the coordination of all tourism activities, PGT as it is affectionately known, works with airlines and Tourism Malaysia offices worldwide in hosting media groups to Penang through FAM or familiarisation trips. PGT participates in overseas sales missions in world renowned trade shows and the exposure has also contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and habitat choices for many from around the world. On the home front, PGT conceptualised and jointly organises George Town Literary Festival which started in 2011, and supports annual events such as George Town Festival and Penang Island Jazz Festival. Tourism services provided by PGT include various maps distributed for free, a Tourist Information Centre right in town where tourists can walk in to obtain all sorts of information on Penang such as what’s happening around town. Besides that, PGT gathers and monitors data pertaining to tourism, and also provides information leaflets and booklets on Penang. All these efforts undeniably highlight Penang as Asia’s choice destination.
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Tapping on Japan’s diverse wealth of entertainment content, SOZO has positioned itself to be the ‘bridge’, connecting Japan to SE Asia – by showcasing quality concerts, engaging retail experiences and creating meaningful online engagement to audiences and businesses across South East Asia.
Established in 2009, SOZO entertainment platforms include Anime Festival Asia, I Love Anisong, J-LIVE ASIA, Japan Music Festival and many more. Recent projects by SOZO includes solo concerts for J-Pop artistes such as KyaryPamyuPamyu, May’n, RADWIMPS, Mega-events like Miku Expo in Jakarta and many more. In 2014, SOZO moved forward with a capital alliance with one of Japan’s largest talent management company Horipro.
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About Official Hotel – Hotel Royal Penang
Hotel Royal Penang is a 4-star hotel, strategically located in the historical enclave of George Town and within minutes away from the financial district and other prominent locations. The Hotel is also encased with a diversity of contemporary and cultural attractions allowing guests to explore Penang’s rich historic sights which make Penang a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Hotel, offers a collection of 276 guestrooms ranging from Superior, Deluxe to Premium Deluxe Rooms, Executive Suite, Apartment Suite and Presidential Suite commanding panoramic views of the city and overlooking the North Channels. The Hotel offers a selection of venues for dinner parties, birthday parties, weddings and meetings. The Sri Pinang Ballroom is a cozy, multi-purpose space which can host medium-sized weddings from 100 persons to 200 persons.
The Hotel offers three banquet packages to choose from Sweet Love Package, Forever Love Package or Eternal Love Package.
For small dinner parties or cocktail have it at the Cornwallis room that can host 120persons for banquet and up to 150 persons for cocktails. For small meetings, our Wellesley I and II are able to accommodate boardroom setup of 15 persons. Another meeting venue is the Esplanade Meeting Room which is able to accommodate 20 persons for classroom and up to 50 persons for theatre setup.
The Hotel’s coffeehouse, The Grove offers a wide range of international and local cuisine including on weekend dinner, Saturday Night Buffet Dinner from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.
Visit them at—–> http://www.hotelroyalpenang.com/
All information is provided by SOZO Pte Ltd