Karnival Jom Heboh in Johor draws to a close

JOHOR BAHRU: Sukaneka Janji Happy, held for the first time by TV9 at the Jom Heboh Karnival (KJH), was among the main closing events on the final day of the festival held at the Angsana Johor Bahru Mall here today.

Various mystery prizes were up for grabs for adventurous participants who took part in the event, held Studio Tonton Drama Sangat booth.

The event was made all the more exciting with the presence of celebrity guests such as Chef Naem, Achey and Michael Ang of TV9 as well as Wanns Ahmad, Ummi Nazeera and Ziha Salleh representing TV3 and Tonton.

A cosplay event also drew scores of fans, with 12 people showing off their best costumes based on different anime characters.

One contestant, Fazril Shazriq Mahmud, 36, who came as the character Tanjiro Kamado from the Demon Slayer series, was excited at being able to take part in KJH this time around.

A cosplayer since 2021, Fazril said it was a new experience for him to be able to show off his costume and acting to the public.

"More often than not, the cosplay community would only hold events limited to our own circle but this time, we've been given the opportunity to showcase our interest to the general public.

"This has boosted our confidence and can give us a bigger platform to show off our creativity," he said.

KJH Johor, which ran for three days from Friday, ended today.

Visitors expressed their delight with the event, describing as even more festive than before.

Those from Johor as well as from Singapore expressed hope that the event would be held on an annual basis here, and with even greater frequency.

On KJH's plans for next year, Media Prima Omnia general manager (activation) Aileen Lim said the event will continue to be improved upon.

"KJH will be continued. Now that it has entered its 20th year, we are sure that it will continue for many more years to come.

"We hope to showcase even more unique aspects in future editions," she said.

Media Prima Television Network (MPTN) and Primeworks Studiochief executive officer Nini Yusof said, in line with TV3's 40th anniversary next year, KJH's activities and content would also remain youthful and relevant.

"We are always on the look out for suitable and interesting activities for visitors. Although TV3 is entering its 40th year next year, we remain young at heart in terms of content.

"We hope to see five main KJH locations next year, as well as mini Jom Heboh events for the younger crowd.

"We aim to show that despite being 40-years-old, we remain young and relevant."

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