JOHOR BARU: Sales executive Chok Yin Fong was overjoyed when she was picked as one of the lucky purchasers of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) fair held in the city and Batu Pahat.
The mother of two received a travel voucher worth RM5,000, a two-day and one-night stay at Arabian Bay Resort, four tickets to Sunway Lagoon waterpark, Melaka Butterfly Farm for 50 pax, 10 tickets to the Shore Oceanarium and four tickets to Miniature Malaysia.
“I went to the fair in August to buy a holiday package worth RM11,000 to the US with a friend, but I did not expect to win anything.
“I am planning to travel to Switzerland or Iceland in the nearest future,” she said in an interview after attending the prize giving ceremony at Ponderosa Golf and Country club on Saturday.
The 55-year-old won the second prize in the contest. The first prize went to Masiah Saamin who was represented by her 22-year-old son Mohd Daniall Hidayat Hamli.
Third-place winner Cheon Chiew Ling received a travel voucher worth RM4,000, a fruit juice maker, two-day and one-night stay at Berjaya Waterfront hotel, four tickets to Miniature Malaysia, two tickets to Sunway Lagoon waterpark, Melaka Butterfly Farm for 50 pax, two tickets to Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and tickets to the Shore Oceanarium.
The 23-year-old clerk said she bought a holiday package for 17 people to Taiwan worth RM44,183 during the fair held at Batu Pahat in July.
“I have yet to decide which country should I travel to with this prize as I already made plans with my boyfriend to travel to Japan and Taiwan next year.
“But I am thankful and delighted to be selected as one of the lucky purchasers of the fair,” she said.
MATTA Johor chapter chairman Kathryn Lee said the winners were selected from three fairs held in Johor Baru and Batu Pahat in April, July and August.
“A total of 30 people were selected as the lucky purchasers and visitors while each one of them received various interesting prizes,” she said.