Pay homage to your favourite mode of transport at these showcases, expos and museums
Travel would be impossible without the help of transport that goes across and over seas and countries in a short amount of time. For some, transport has transcended from being just logistics to an interest – their brand, built and innovation have amassed diverse followers who enjoy admiring (and even collecting) the latest and trendiest models of transportation. If you’re a fan of these mechanical beasts, these are some Asian showcases and museums to visit this year.
Malaysia International Motorcycle Show 2016
Some of the most desirable two-wheeled machines will be on display during the Malaysia International Motorcycle Show 2016. Recognised as one of the most prestigious motorcycle shows in the region, the showcase event is set to take place at the Putra World Trade Centre from 8-10 January 2016. The two-wheel expo is set to enthral motorcycle fans, owners and enthusiasts with vehicle displays from top motorcycle brands under one roof. With an aim to bring together riders, manufacturers, suppliers, organizers, clubs and retailers related to the two-wheel industry, the Malaysia International Motorcycle Show 2016 will undoubtedly bring a huge amount of interest to the burgeoning motorcycle industry here in the region. malaysiainternationalmotorcycleshow.com/
The Thailand Yacht Show, Phuket, Thailand
The inaugural Thailand Yacht Show held from 11-14 February 2016 at Phuket’s Ao Po Grand Marina combines the best aspects of yacht charter, boating industry and luxury lifestyle events. The show is destined to attract industry and consumers alike and to become the focal point of the luxury charter yacht business in Asia Pacific. The four-day yacht show offers visitors the opportunity to discover some of the world's finest superyacht and international yacht brands in an elite and highly social setting. Held at Phuket’s Ao Po Grand Marina, this exclusive event epitomises luxury lifestyle, bringing together world-class yachts, glamorous parties, high-end entertaining, and an enviable range of prestigious products and brands.
The 2016 Singapore Airshow, Changi, Singapore
One of the largest and most prominent aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world will kick off in Singapore from 16-21 February 2016. Taking place at the Changi Exhibition Centre, the Singapore Airshow will display the latest state-of-the-art aerospace systems and equipment across three zones of Aerospace Emerging Technologies, Business Aviation and Training & Simulation. The event will also offer strategic conferences that relate back to the aviation business. Although mostly a trade-skewed event, the Singapore Airshow is not without its fair share of fan-friendly attractions. In addition to aircraft displays, the event will also feature some of the best and brightest aerobatic flying display teams in the world today. singaporeairshow.com/
Indonesia International Motorshow 2016
First taking form in 1986, the Indonesian International Motorshow is a widely-anticipated event that attracts car manufacturers, aficionados, petrol heads as well as leading motoring brands. With a number of displays and regional launches of cars set to take place, the 2016 event, scheduled to be held from 7-17 April at the JIExpo, Kemayoran Jakarta will also incorporate a motorcycles show, auto parts and accessories industry displays as well as the Otoblitz Indonesia Classic Car Show. Like past shows, there will also be a number of vehicle demos held on site as well. indonesianmotorshow.com/
Railway Museum, Saitama, Japan
A must visit for train fans, the Railway Museum in Saitama-city is a leading historical museum of railways which is run by the East Japan Railway Culture Foundation. The facility offers six zones spread across three floors that exhibit and display materials relating to railways in Japan and abroad. Visitors can learn the history and the structure of railways through interactive exhibits, marvel at impressive dioramas that chart the history of rail across the world and even experience operating a train. The history zone remains the museum’s most popular attraction as it displays train carriages and engines used throughout history. railway-museum.jp/en/