Friday, December 15th, 2017

Traveloka and AXN Celebrate the Success of Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 Winner for Chasing Her Dreams

SINGAPORE, 15 December, 2017 – Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s leading booking app for flights and hotels, is proud to have partnered with Asia’s Got Talent in crowning The Sacred Riana from Indonesia, the grand winner for Season 2. The Sacred Riana bested eight other finalists, impressing the judges and audiences in the region with her admirable talent and grit during the spectacular Results Show at Marina Bay Sands.

Christian Suwarna, Traveloka Senior Vice President Business Development photographed with Asia’s Got Talent celebrity judges David Foster, Anggun and Jay Park on Grand Finale Result Show

The Sacred Riana took home a whooping USD 100,000 courtesy of Traveloka. “We are thrilled to have witnessed the euphoria of someone finally achieving their dream in the presence of their family and friends,” said Traveloka Senior Vice President Business Development, Christian Suwarna.

Suwarna went on to say that one of the main reasons Traveloka partnered with Asia’s Got Talent was because both giants were in the business of making dreams come true – Asia’s Got Talent with regard to celebrating talent and Traveloka with connecting people to their loved ones via budget-friendly flights and hotels.

To further build on this, Traveloka rewarded the winners of the Traveloka Award and the Golden Buzzer Acts with trips to Europe. Determined by public voting on the Traveloka – Asia’s Got Talent website (, the Traveloka Award was given to the contestant with the most inspiring story and unique talent. The audience voted for Pannawach Dechapanya of Thailand after he revealed that the reason he loved singing was because it made his mother smile despite her struggle with heart disease.

On the other hand, the Golden Buzzer was reserved for acts that were so incredible on stage that the judges sent the contestants straight to the semi-finals, bringing them one step closer to the grand prize of USD 100,000. For season 2, these acts included ADEM Dance Crew, Akira, Canion Shijirbat and Feng E.

“Traveloka has been a valuable partner for AXN and Asia’s Got Talent as the team shares in our values of recognizing and furthering talent in the region. Through the strength of Traveloka’s digital platforms, vast reach and impressive influence, we have been able to amplify Asia’s Got Talent to new audiences in multiple markets. We look forward to collaborating with Traveloka again in the near future to realize the dreams of the next generation of aspiring performers on Asia’s Got Talent,” said Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia Vice President of Media and Sponsorship Sales, Jacqueline Tok.