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Focus Group for the latest Japan Travel App~
"TAKUMI: How millennials travel in Japan?" 
26th Febuary (Mon) 7:00pm, WorkCentral @ Dhoby Ghaut
"Trending with experts on Japan's culture, tourism, & latest happenings."

"When you start your journey with TAKUMI,

you are no longer a Tourist, but a Traveler. ​

Locals do not change their identities to

entertain you, but you changing yours

to walk into their daily life. "

About the Speakers

Mr. Wyne Png

Founder, TAKUMI Holidays Pte Ltd

Wyne, has been in the travel industry for more than 20years and has being crafting trips for international travelers to all over Japan.


Over the years, he notices new age travelers are no longer 100% interested in just visiting touristic sights. Some of the best reviews given were whenever there were opportunities to interact with the locals. There is a desire shift from being a tourist to being a traveler. To Wyne, a REAL local experience is not something the locals changing their identifies to entertain travelers, but the travelers changing theirs to walk into the lives of the REAL locals.

Thus the Idea of Takumi is born. “What if we could just connect the locals directly these new age travelers, easily?” It can be as simple as bringing travelers to their favourite local market. This is already special to travelers as it is what the locals do in their daily lives. With the growing emphasis of travel industry in Japan, especially towards Tokyo 2020, the Takumi eco system will benefit both travelers and locals directly.

Mr. Tong Cheuk Fung

Founder, WASABI Creation Pte Ltd

Business Consultant bridging businesses across Japan, Singapore, and the rest of Asia

Tong is the founder of WASABI Creation, a consulting company bridging businesses across Japan, Singapore, and other parts of Asia. He has supported Japanese companies in their businesses in Singapore, as well as helping Singapore companies in market entry to Japan. 


Tong started learning Japanese at 13 as a third language. At 15, during his first trip to Japan for homestay at Shizuoka, Hamamatsu, it opened his world to Japan, and the rest is history. He obtained JLPT N1 at 18, won the top prize for both "O" Level Japanese, and "AO" Level Japanese, as well as First Prize in Japanese Speech Contest Open Category when he was serving military service.

In 2014, after spending 5 years in Japan, Tong returned to Singapore to set up WASABI Creation, for “creating awesome projects between Japan, Singapore, and the rest of Asia”. Tong’s goal is to make WASABI Creation the catalyst for creating business opportunities, developing close relationships, and explore possibilities between businesses in Asia. WASABI Creation’s mission is to spice up Asia with a sprinkle of Japan’s wonders, just like the overwhelming taste and burning sensation of the green Wasasbi. More about Tong 

Event detail


Date:               26th February (Mon) Evening: 1900~2100

(opening 1830)

Venue:             WorkCentral

Singapore Shopping Centre

190 Clemenceau Avenue

#04-10 Singapore 239924

Capacity:        30 people max

Fee:                $20, Refreshment & Drinks provided

Language:       English

Dress code:     Smart casual

Registration:     HERE






1830~1900  Registration, Refreshment & Networking

1900~1930  Introduction & short presentation by speakers

1930~2015  Focus group interview with participants

2015~2030  Questions & discussion from the participants

2030~2100  Networking

2100            The End


(匠 )TAKUMI is the highest status given to craftsman who excels beyond their area o speciality. (一期一会)Ichi-go-ichi-e means treasure each meeting as the last. Every meeting crafted by TAKUMI Holidays between the Host and Travelers should be the most precious experience they will ever get in their lifetime, This beautiful relationship sets the foundation of our philosophy.

About WASABI Discovery


WASABI Discovery is a casual presentation and meet-up event for the world to make new discovery about Japan and its people. At each event, we invite a couple of special guests to share and discuss about culture, people, happenings, or simply any topic from Japan that is worth discovering. We will also engage the participants in the conversation to make comparisons and contrasts with the local or other countries. ​


This is a meet-up for people who have great interest in Japan, it's traditions, and cultures. Participants are welcome to join in the conversation with the special guests, sharing experiences and opinions. If you have an interesting topic in mind, feel free to propose to us and make it into a great discussion session.


Language: English, or Japanese with English interpretation



Kindly pre-register for advance tickets for WASABI Insight

by 22nd Feb 2018 by clicking on"GET TICKET" on the right.


Due to limited seats and sold-out previous events, early

pre-registration online is advised.


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            euglena Co. Ltd                   euglena Co. Ltd           Kobe Global Technologies           Popup Angels                     euglena Co. Ltd                    euglena Co. Ltd

About the Venue: WorkCentral

Every innovative idea should be given its shot; every creative entrepreneur should have his or her moment. We understand creating something from scratch is tough. Hence, here at Workcentral, we build a vibrant, purpose-driven community that works, learns, shares and grows together in a coworking space at Dhoby Ghaut, removing barriers that creators face in bringing their creative projects to life by connecting members to a selection of service provides such as awesome digital marketers & Brand Specialists, Business Owners or Angel Investors, empowering individual projects to reach its full potential.


Besides creating a vibrant and conducive coworking environment, we have specially created dedicated event spaces catering to mid to large-scale trainings, workshops and teambuilding. For more informaion, please visit or email to:

Past Speakers   

        Mr. Deny Rahardjo           Mr. Sham Alexandra          Mr. Dennis Quek Business        Mr. Tee Wee Ang                    Mr. Edric Ho                       Mr. Melvin Goh

     Kinerja International            DHL eCommerce                             I2R A*Star                        KOOKI Pte Ltd                Lever & Punch Pte Ltd      Have Halal, Will Travel

         Mr Akihiko Koga               Mr Hideaki Fujiyama                    June Shaul                          Emily Maynade                   John Fitzpatrick                    Yasuyuki Kita

Japan Food Culture         Lingua Franca Holdings                         LinkedIn                                  LinkedIn                  Amazon Web Services   Yamada Business Consulting                                                                       

     Mr. Shinya Yokoyama          Ms. Ayumi Fujishiro           Mr. Makoto Yamataka           Mr. Mitsuru Narita                   Mr. Craig Tan                      Mr.Kengo Sakai

       Halal Media Japan                 IPPIN Cafe Bar                    East Japan Railway            Ishikawa Prefecture          Ishikawa Prefecture               D&N International

         Mr. Kengo Fukui             Mr. Yoshinori Ichikawa        Mr. Mitsuhiro Nakao             Mr. Rene Paulesich           Ms. Evangeline Neo            Mr. Tong Cheuk Fung

Chitose Agriculture Initiative               UUUM                                    UUUM                                      UUUM                                  Evacomics                       WASABI Creation

          Mr. Toshiaki Ejiri                     Mr. Mike Lim    

            WACA Pte Ltd                          Social4You

Past WASABI Creation Events

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