Pattaya Daily News

05 September 2006 :: 14:09:07 pm 5591

J-Rock Singer, “Makoto” live in Pattaya

Japan‘s most popular J-Rock artist, “Makoto” was invited to promote tourism in Pattaya.
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Currently, there are more than 1 million tourists from Japan who visited Pattaya, with an increase in number last year. With this in mind Pattaya City had come up with an idea to promote tourism and the positive image of Pattaya city to Japanese teenagers with high potential buying power for package tour. The aim is to introduce Pattaya to these youngsters and encourage them come and have vacation in Pattaya on regular basis.

Early 8:00 in the morning on 4 September , Makoto and members of his band went to board a yacht docked at Ocean Marina to travel to Koh Lan for VTR filming to promote tourism in Pattaya. Miss Boontarik Gusolvitaya, Vice President of Hotel Association, Eastern Region, officers from Tourism Authority of Thailand Region 3 and Pattaya City accompanied him on this trip to provide convenience and security to the artist.

Later at 13.00 p.m. of the same day, “Makoto” together with his team returned to Pattaya, and Makoto had lunch at Food Wave on the 5th floor of the Royal Garden Plaza.
        
Mr. Suvit Vatana, the Manager of Royal Garden Plaza, welcomed the singer and presented him with a bouquet of flower. After lunch Makoto and his team paid a visit to the World Largest Ghosts Hall the famous “Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not” museum, located on the 4th floor of the Plaza. The General Manager of Ripley’s museum, Mr. Somporn Naksuetong welcomed Makoto and his team and showed him the world most extraordinary pieces collected by the museum. During his visit Makoto has to pass through his excited fan club that flocked up to give him a warm welcome and everywhere he went on, there were screaming sounds from the fans along the way.

Makoto was an ex-singer of Luficer band. The most popular artist from Japan with fan clubs all in both Asia & Europe. Makoto visited and taken part in the Pattaya Music International in 2005, from this Makoto personally like Pattaya and therefore made his returned trip this time.

This trip is mainly to draw tourists who are direct fan club of Makoto from both Japan and Thailand to visit Pattaya for relaxation at the same time have an opportunity to meet their idol.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Entertainment News

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