Went to MATTA Fair today and chosen Jogjakarta for my next CNY trip.
It’s the time of the year again to visit the MATTA (Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents) Fair, a twice-in-a-year fair very much suitable for people wishing to travel within or outside Malaysia in the next couple of months where tour packages have already been formed. This fair gave you the opportunity to compare between each tour and travel companies from their cost, tour itineraries, gifts, services, things covered, etc and purchase trip at a lower cost than the other days. If you are unsure of where to go, just take a walk along the many booths by different travel companies or organizations and you would easily find packages that suit you and your budget.
(Image source: https://www.facebook.com/MattaFairKL)
This year’s MATTA Fair is held at the same place again, the Putra World Trade Center (PWTC). The fair runs from 5th to 7th September 2014. So, today is the last day. Entrance fee is RM4 for a person. Before going to this fair, me and my family already had an earlier discussion for our trip on the next Chinese New Year (2015) and decided to visit some place within Asia that would be not so costly and at the same time, takes up not many days during the Chinese New Year break. Earlier suggestions include Australia (Sydney + Melbourne) but we knew that the trip is going to costs easily almost RM 6000 per person. So, forget about it. My dad’s business this year isn’t been very well and we have to seriously consider our budget this time.
So for that reason, I recommended Jogjakarta, Indonesia, and after showing images of Borobudur temple to my family, everyone agreed to visit this one. So, our direction in MATTA Fair today is clear. There isn’t many travel companies offering trips to Jogjakarta. Usually, places in Indonesia that are favored by travel agencies are Jakarta, Bali (I have been to Bali twice this year), Lake Toba, Medan, Bandung, etc. Fortunately, one of our favourite travel companoes, GTT do offers trip package to Jogjakarta where the famous Borobudur Temple is and its price is reasonable. Without wasting further time, we picked that one. 4 days 3 nights trip and it costs RM1 888 for a person.
We were also introduced to other places like Athens (Greece), Xian (China), and even Sri Lanka. My father and I were also quite interested on Xian, China where all the famous terracotta warriors are. So, perhaps Xian is our destination for CNY 2016. CN 2015’s destination still remains to Jogjakarta. Hmm….so this coming trip to Jogjakarta (still five months away to February 2015) would be my third consecutive oversea trip to Indonesia after my two trips to Bali this year. Suddenly, we all loved Indonesia. Main reason; cheap.
(Image source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Borobudur-Nothwest-view.jpg)
Besides than the famous Borobudur Temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the Seven Wonders of Asia and also the world’s largest Buddhist monument, there are also some other tourist destinations in Jogjakarta for us to visit in the four days three nights trip. But our main focus would still be the Borobudur Temple no matter what. So, if you are wishing to find and purchase trip scheduled in the next couple of months, better visit the MATTA Fair quick as today is already the last day of the fair. The fair is worth a visit.