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Rock N Roll with Thai rock band Slot Machine in Taipei

Source: Department of Information and Tourism
To invest in the ASEAN tourism market, the Taipei City Department of Information and Tourism attended the tourism conference in Thailand in June and invited the Thai rock band Slot Machine to visit Taipei.
Slot Machine travelled through the streets and alleys of Taipei, tried the local cuisine and played music with the 2017 Universiade mascot, Bravo. Bravo passionately showed the members of Slot Machine how to be a local Taipei-er and made the promise to meet each other next year at the Universiade.
After being nominated as the Best Southeast Asian Act several times by the MTV Europe Music awards and hitting 84 million views on Youtube for their hit song KLOEM as well as over 2.07 million fans on Facebook, Slot Machine has become the most internationally recognized rock band in Thailand.
Knowing the influence of Slot Machine in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, the Department of Information and Tourism invited the members of Slot Machine to visit Dadaocheng, the historical site mixed with modern elements; Eslite, the haven for cultural and creative activities; Ximending, the fast fashion district; and to try the unique mix of mala hot pot with ice cream. Slot Machine has also been updating their Facebook fan page during their stay at Taipei to allow their fans to experience the Taipei-er tours. The 2017 Universiade mascot Bravo also attended the ceremony as a surprise for Slot Machine. He joined the band in performing a segment of their hit song.
Slot Machine has been frequenting Taipei for the past few years and that Taipei fans are very enthusiastic and talented as they could sing their Thai songs. While at Taipei, Slot Machine likes to travel via the Taipei Metro. The members also like attractions such as Taipei 101 and Longshan Temple and will share their experiences in Taipei on Facebook as well as inviteing Thai tourists to experience the enthusiasm and friendliness of the citizens of Taipei on their own.
Commissioner of the Department of Information and Tourism Yu-yen Chien noted that Taipei has been actively investing in the ASEAN tourism market with a focus first on Thailand. According to statistics, the number of Thai tourists to Taipei in 2015 has increased by 20,000 or 53.3%, reaching 50,000 in total compared to 2014.
In addition, the Visa Global Travel Intentions Study 2015 indicates that an average of 44,000 THB is spent per trip by Thai tourists and that they usually travel to closer countries, with Japan being the most popular destination, followed by Singapore, China, Hong Kong and South Korea. Based on the results of this study, Taipei is the top choice for Asian countries with its convenient transportation and friendly locals.
During the afternoon of this trip, Slot Machine would be visiting Eslite and Ximending as well as trying mala hot pot at night. Those who are interested can visit the Taipei Travel Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/taipeitravel)(Chinese) to learn more about the details of Slot Machine’s trips.