Tokyo Auto Salon is coming to Singapore in April

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Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore

Here I am sitting in my hotel room in Tokyo, just done with the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 at Makuhari Messe and 11 of its exhibition halls, when the great news is confirmed – Tokyo Auto Salon is coming to  Singapore. No it will not be called Singapore Auto Salon, but simply – Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore.

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For those who never had an opportunity to go to Tokyo Auto Salon, probably the world’s largest automotive aftermarket parts and accessories show, you can now have a taste of it right here at home.

Organised by MediaCorp and MUSE Group, the event is managed by Three Angles Production (the same people behind Super Import Nights). Spanning 12,550 square metres of exhibition area at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, a projected attendance of 100,000 trade and public visitors is expected.

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In its illustrious 30-year history since the inaugural Tokyo Auto Salon in 1983, this is the first time that it is coming to Singapore. Expect more than 20 of the finest and most unique cars from Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 in Japan, together with Japanese race queens, J-Pop idols and other entertainment stars who will be flown in from Japan.

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MediaCorp will be exercising their broadcast muscle and splashing this event out across television, radio, newspapers, magazines, digital and out-of-home media, combined with Muse Group’s marketing expertise and support from the Tokyo Auto Salon Association.

“South East Asia is home to 600 million people and as the economies of the region continue growing, is fast becoming one of the key automobile markets in the world. As the region’s hub, we believe that Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore will be the start of another exciting chapter in the history of Tokyo Auto Salon. With many of the best Japanese custom cars scheduled to make their maiden appearance in Japan, we hope that you will join us in creating automotive history in Singapore,” said a spokesperson from TASA.

Here are some key information you need to know:

TOKYO AUTO SALON SINGAPORE 2013

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Dates: April 12 – 14 2013 (Friday – Sunday)
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands (Hall A to C on level 1)
Time: 10.00am to 10.00pm

For more information, visit www.tokyoautosalon.com.sg.

In case you didn’t know, here’s a brief backgrounder on Tokyo Auto  Salon:

Launched in 1983 by the editor-in-chief of the iconic custom car magazine Option, Tokyo Auto Salon has today grown to become the largest automotive after-market parts and accessories exhibition in the world. Every year, more than 250,000 automotive fans from all corners of the globe converge at Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan over a 3-day period.

More than just a motor show, Tokyo Auto Salon brings together the most creative minds from the automotive world, culminating in a display of hundreds of custom-built automobiles by after-market parts manufacturers, custom and tuning workshops, car manufacturers and automotive vocational schools. Tokyo Auto Salon also serves as a valuable channel for automotive professionals to deliberate upon the latest trends and innovations from the automotive sector and with a wide array of after-market parts and related accessories showcased, Tokyo Auto Salon is the ideal platform for companies
to network and expand their business. Key decision makers and experts from the auto industry are present at the show, including professionals from the repairing, painting, vehicle tuning and auto accessories sectors.

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At the moment I don’t have any ticket information but once I do, I will update this for sure!

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