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Three cities host Tourism Malaysia Promotional Events

Last month, Candlewick supported Tourism Malaysia in running three seminars targeting the travel industry and media personnel in three different cities in Japan; namely, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. With Dato Mirza Mohammad Taiyab Beg, the Director General of Tourism Malaysia, flying in from Malaysia for the prestigious 2015 Tourism Promotion Seminars, Candlewick assisted the event organization, media attraction, and arrangement of interviews.



今回の観光セミナーでは、今年の観光プロモーションテーマである「イヤー・オブ・フェスティバル2015」にちなんで、多民族国家のマレーシアならではの年間200以上行われる多様な文化的、宗教的お祭りやイベントについて代表的なものをご紹介するとともに、最新の現地 情報や、文化・自然遺産などの豊富な観光資源の魅力などをご紹介しました。
For this series of seminars, in line with this year’s promotion theme “Year of festivals 2015”, major festivities were selected and introduced to the audience from more than 200 festivals and events held throughout the year. These festivals and events, all diverse, have unique cultural and religious roots. Latest local information and the charms of the country’s abundant tourist resources, such as cultural and natural heritage sites, were also promoted at these seminars.



The major ethnic groups in Malaysia are known as Malay, Chinese, Indian, and indigenous tribes, but to be precise, there are 183 ethnic groups using 84 languages in the Malay Peninsula and Borneo. The people of Malaysia live peacefully and respect the religion, culture, and lifestyle of each group, while retaining their own language and religion. Malaysia is truly one of the most multiracial nations in the world.



At the reception following the seminar, Dato Mirza Mohammad Taiyab Beg announced that Malaysia has won first place for nine consecutive years in the long-stay destination ranking (by the Long Stay Foundation). Colorful Malaysian cuisine, elaborately prepared by hotel chefs, were enjoyed by attendants, followed by a lucky draw (lottery) with flight tickets for the lucky winners.



Dato Mirza, the General Director, spoke of the unwavering popularity of Malaysia as a tourist destination, mentioning that “Our country meets all the basic conditions for the Japanese to visit and stay such as: being a safe and comfortable place, with low living costs, almost no time difference, having a fairly mild climate, cuisine that matches the Japanese taste buds, and appropriate medical services. The infrastructure is high quality and well established, and with the wide use of English, there is little concern regarding the language barrier. People with Japanese nationality can obtain a maximum ten year (renewable) MM2H (Malaysia My 2nd Home) visa.”



Malaysia is known to be very friendly. Because of its multi-ethnic and multicultural background, Malaysians seem to know that mutual respect is crucial for communication. During your next visit to Malaysia, try finding your own charm. Do look forward for more PR promotion activities by Candlewick this year, with more messages conveying the appeal of the diverse and colorful Malaysia.

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Toca Boca launches in Japan!


Candlewick is excited to announce that from May we began working with a new client – renowned Swedish app-developer and all-round house of fun, Toca Boca! Our team were literally dancing when our proposal was accepted – firstly because we are all still kids at heart, and however much an app is advertised as ‘for between 4 and 7 year-olds’, doesn’t stop us enjoying it just as much. And because this exciting new brand is really, really fun – and the Toca Boca team are super passionate about everything they do.



June 25th sees the launch of new ‘Life Series’ app Toca Life: City. This imaginative, sandbox game allows children to choose from four different locations – a hair salon, an exclusive loft apartment, a shopping mall, and a food park. There are 28 characters in total, and you can change their hairstyles, change their clothes, eat a variety of worldwide cuisines, and much, much more. In fact, this game allows for a staggering 3.1 million different character customizations – meaning you can well and truly let your imagination run wild.




What’s really fun about this app is the selection of characters, and the hidden secrets and combinations just waiting to be discovered. Toca Boca has no third party ads, so you can let you children play with peace of mind. But of course it’s not just about letting them play – it’s about playing together, helping them along, and enjoying Toca Life: City together. It’s about communication, creativity, and imagination.



We have been lucky enough to have a peak preview of the app as it was being designed – being part of the process and seeing it develop has been really exciting. We hope you and your kids enjoy this new app.
★Click here for the trailer!


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First-ever Japanese production of “New Zealand With Nadia Lim” cooking series!

7月5日(日)より、全国無料BS局のDlifeで放映される「ナディア・クッキング in ニュージーランド」の日本語版を、キャンドルウィックでプロデュースしました。
Candlewick is excited to announce their involvement with the production of “New Zealand With Nadia Lim”, which will be available throughout Japan on Dlife from Sunday 5th July.


「ナディア・クッキング in ニュージーランド」は、ニュージーランドの個性豊かな地方を旅しながら、その土地の特産品を使った料理を紹介する、全く新しいタイプの料理番組で全8 話から構成されています。番組プレゼンターはニュージーランドで有名なセレブ・シェフで、フードライターでもあるナディア・リム。マレーシアとニュージーランドの二つの国の血を引く彼女は、グルメ通としてもよく知られています。
“New Zealand With Nadia Lim” is an eight-part series presented by well-known New Zealand celebrity chef and food writer, Nadia Lim, who travels around the country to get a close-up look at where food comes from. Nadia has Malaysian/New Zealand heritage and is a passionate foodie.




Her series sees her not only cooking, but also helping out at a remote High Country sheep station, tasting manuka honey straight from a beehive, eating Greenshell mussels pulled out of the sea, picking boysenberries off a bush and even learning how to milk a special breed of dairy sheep! All the cooking scenes are done on location: vineyards, avocado orchards on an island, farm paddocks and riverbanks. Each location provides a stunning, natural backdrop.



In each episode, Nadia creates an enticing selection of dishes, using the fantastic regional produce she’s encountered along the way. Nadia is a qualified dietician so her food style is fresh and healthy. There are clever tips and advice on how to prepare each dish and close-ups of each step.


It’s a great series – we hope you enjoy it and it inspires you to create your own memorable dishes.



The Candlewick name is also included in the closing credits.


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