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D-30 Event for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games is just around the corner. In conjunction with D-30 countdown to this big event, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Malaysia and Gangwon Province organize event titled “Hello PyeongChang” for 11-13 Jan 2018 in Korea Plaza Kuala Lumpur.

“Over the past many years – especially last year, KTO has been pushing Olympic destinations very hard. Thanks to the excellent job by everyone, we can see the great outcome and more chance for future business in Malaysia. 2017 was such a dynamic and meaningful year to KTO Malaysia that we launched Wow! PyeongChang Malaysia Supporters then discovered hidden gems in Olympic cities as well as Malaysian athletes joining Winter Olympic Games to our surprise!” stated Mr. Lee, Managing Director of KTO Malaysia.

“We would like to highlight that Winter still goes on in March in Gangwon province so Malaysian tourists can still grab the last chance to feel the Winter vibe. Gangwon province is motivated for creating a special gift for South East Asian market to discover more splendid wintry view in Gangwon together with Hallyu cultural program as K-pop concert, Talk show with a cast from 《Guardian, the lonely and great God》and EDM festival. We hope Malaysian tourists to find this global festival to watch PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics to feel the passion of athletes who overcome the challenge and enjoy fringe events as well as ski festival to savour the Winter till the end.” stated Ms. Nuri Kim, Gangwon Tourism Marketing Manager.

During the event, there will be fringe of events as below:

Take a photograph with Soohorang & Bandabi

(11 Jan – 12 Jan)

Soohorang and Bandabi are the mascots of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Soohorang is a white tiger, an animal closely related to Korean mythology, and is a symbol of trust, strength, and protection. Bandabi is an Asiatic black bear, symbolic of strong will and courage. Visitors can freely take a photo with them and upload on SNS channel.

Wish for Successful Olympic and Malaysia Boleh @ PyeongChang

(11 Jan – 13 Jan)

Julian Yee Zhi-Jie is the first Malaysian skater qualified for Winter Olympic Games. This new rising figure skater had joined Dream Program (giving a chance of Winter Sports to children from warm countries) in PyeongChang in 2009 then knew that PyeongChang is a potential Winter Olympic venue and got motivated to be back someday. As he wished, now he became the first Malaysian skater to qualify for Winter Olympics and is ready for it. Visitors can write a short note to wish for successful Olympic and Malaysiaboleh at PyeongChang.

Hit! 20180209 and Win Soohorang & Bandabi

(11 Jan – 13 Jan)

This spin slot game event entitled “Hit 20180209!” is for everyone to push the button to hit the opening date of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and win away the prize as 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic mascot (Soohorang and Bandabi) plush sets.

Play Mini Ice hockey & Curling Game

(11 Jan – 13 Jan)

Ice hockey game and curling game to be held in Gangneung city are popular Olympic games. Visitors can play ice hockey game and kick the puck with hockey stick to win away limited prizes.

Curling with the nickname of chess on ice is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circle. Visitors can make teams to play together.

Special GoGoSing Seminar《Christmas in March》

(12 Jan – 13 Jan)

Winter still goes on in March. Christmas in March is Hallyu & Ski Festival with PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games having program as K-pop concert, Talk show a cast from《Guardian, the lonely and great God》and EDM festival. Details of fringe events and reservation channel will be introduced during the seminar.