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100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship : aforadio.com

The 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship is back again!FOR REGISTRATION:-1. www.allmalaysia.my OR contact Soon at +6016-345 3053 or Kenny at +6013-338 5896.100PLUS Ambassadors will be in Penang, 1 Shamelin Cheras, KL and Melaka to present prizes to winners!See you at the courts!#100PLUSSTAYTHIRSTY#ALLMALAYSIA #ALLMALAYSIA2017For more information 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship, visit www.allmalaysia.my 

San Pedro Fiesta Malaysia 2017 : aforadio.com

The fiesta of St. Peter, the patron saint of fisherman. Main highlights are usually at the Portuguese Settlement area and they have decorated boats, food, and a fun fair.Date: 23rd - 29th June 2017Venue: Portuguese Settlement, Malacca

CHOOSE YOUR COLOUR AND RUN FOR YOUR CAUSE: AXA HEARTS IN ACTION RUN 2017 AIMS FOR 8,000 RUNNERS!

AXA AFFIN Malaysia announced the launch of the AXA Hearts in Action Run 2017, which will take place on 24 September 2017 at MAEPS, Serdang. This is the third consecutive year in which AXA AFFIN is hosting the event. In 2016, the event was well-received with over 7,000 participants, and contributions of RM110,000 to WWF-Malaysia. This year, AXA AFFIN is aiming to make cash contributions to four (4) non-profit organisations (NGOs) in Malaysia, including: WWF-Malaysia (which was the beneficiary in 2015 and 2016), National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO), National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and World Vision Malaysia (WVM).  By participating in this event, runners will not only be able to enjoy a fun and healthy day with family and friends, but make a real difference by contributing to these organizations at the same time, as part of the proceeds will go towards supporting the various initiatives and projects by these organizations.Participants will be able to make a strong statement proclaiming their support towards their preferred cause by choosing one of five different coloured T-shirts, each representing one of the five causes:Green – for those who support environmental protectionOrange – for those who support the protection of wildlifeYellow – for those who support healthy lifestyle and the fight against diseasesPink – for those who support gender equality and women’s empowermentBlue – for those who support child education and fight against child povertyYeap Chong Wei, GM of Marketing of WWF-Malaysia; Omna Sreeni-Ong, Hon Secretary General of NCWO; Shynta Rina Yoernal, Head of Finance of WWF-Malaysia; Rebecca Tan, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Bancassurance of AXA AFFIN General Insurance (AAGI); Chua Hong Wee, CEO of NKF and Monica Tan, Head Resource Development of WVM, signing the memorandum of agreementMAEPS, the venue for this year’s event, is the largest agro park in Asia. Runners will be brought closer to nature and treated to beautiful landscapes along the routes. AXA AFFIN is targeting 8,000 participants and hope to raise RM150,000 in support of the five causes. The run consists of two categories:12KM (Men & Women): RM65 per runner6KM (Men & Women): RM55 per runner; (Children aged 3-12): RM35 per runnerAXA Hearts in Action Run 2017 partners and sponsors include Brooks, Quill City Mall, Nestle Fitnesse, AXIS Physiotherapy, Urban Health and Running Malaysia.Registration for AXA Hearts in Action Run 2017 is now open at www.heyjom.com/axa. Hurry and register today, the first 2,000 early birds will receive free name personalization on their running shirts! For more information, visit our website or email axaheartsinactionrun@axa.com.my . You can also follow AXA AFFIN Malaysia’s Facebook page for the latest updates.

Hack The Crack | Improv Stand-up Comedy by Crackhouse Comedy Club KL : aforadio.com

'Hack The Crack!' is a night where we test the skills of some of KL's finest comedians with 'off-the-cuff' or improv Comedy. Its fast, its edgy, its exhilarating and of course hilarious to watch. It's also the only show where you, the audience, are able to pick the the topics! Think of it like a mix of 'Mock The Week' and 'Who's Line Is It Anyway', Hack The Crack! is pure unadulterated and uncensored fun. Leave the kids unless you're a really cool parent.The Players:RIZAL VAN GEYZELKAVIN JAYPRAKASH DANIELBRIAN TANFARID AZMILBALDate: 22 June 2017 (Thursday)Time: 9pm (Doors Open 8pm)Venue: Crackhouse Comedy Club KLRM30RM10 OFF for studentsFor more details and ticket purchases, CLICK HERE

Crackhouse Presents: BEN Quinlan (HK) : aforadio.com

‘Crackhouse presents’ is a weekly stand-up comedy show consisting of only the best headliners perform a half-an-hour set alongside a host and a line-up of feature comics from either local and/or international. The show happens every Friday & Saturday with a different headliner every week. Show runs approximately 90-minutes with a 10-minute intermission. Seat bookings are released 15-minutes before showtime.In addition to his comedy career, Ben emcees regularly at major corporate, charity and private events around the city, including TEDxHongKong 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo and TEDxHongKongLive 2016. He is also a trained facilitator and moderator for large-scale industry conferences and has been invited as a keynote speaker for a number of corporate, industry and academic events in both Hong Kong and Australia.Date: 23rd & 24th June 2017Time: 9pmVenue: Crackhouse Comedy Club KLFor more information and ticket purchases, CLICK HERE

Rooftop BASH in Chinatown! by Mingle Kuala Lumpur : aforadio.com

The long Hari Raya weekend is approaching.. but you have nowhere to go?Drop by to the pop-up bar event @ Mingle Hostel Kuala Lumpur!Meet new friends from all walks of life, try out the sizzling BBQ menu, "Tuak" Borneo Rice Wine and drink some refreshing Malaysian-inspired cocktails.This is the the Mingle version of Lychee Martini AKA Consort Yang which you might be able to try out when you head down to the party!Prices:Cocktails from RM15 onwards.BBQ menu priced from RM2.50 to RM10Food and seats are limited. First-come, first-served!Please email to ha@minglekl.com for inquiries and reservations!For more information, visit www.facebook.com/minglekl

Nathan Sykes Unfinished Business Live in Kuala Lumpur : aforadio.com

Nathan Sykes of The Wanted is coming to town! And here's where you can catch him!Date: 19th June 2017 (Monday)Venue: SEGi College, Subang JayaIf you haven't got your tickets yet, CLICK here.Date: 20th June 2017 (Tuesday)Venue: Clarke Ballroom, Level 6, Le Meridien Kuala LumpurTime: 7pm – 10pmPrice: RM250 per paxFor more information, visit Universal Music Malaysia.

Songs & Stories' Balik Kampung Contest

If the Lunar New Year sees the greatest movement of people in the world, June 2017 is set to be the month of mass balik kampung travels in Malaysia. The end of June will see yet another exodus from the cities as Muslims return to their hometowns to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri and others take the opportunity to travel during the extended weekend. Already known to be one of the most active societies in social media, Malaysians will be flooding timelines with photos of mouth-watering delicacies and rustic destinations. Thus, the duo who initiated Songs & Stories – a joint effort among creatives to discover and share inspiration in everyday people and places throughout Malaysia – are on a mission to make these postings more meaningful. They are encouraging Malaysians to pause, dig in a little deeper and accompany their photos with fond memories and favourite hometown stories.According to storyteller and writer Gina Yap Lai Yoong, “The big idea is to get people to share their stories via photos or videos on Instagram and Facebook. It is something that most Malaysians are already doing on a daily basis – sharing bits and pieces of their daily life online. But through this campaign, we would like to encourage them to share something positive, something they love about their hometown, something uniquely Malaysian.” Knowing full well that Malaysians always look forward to a good meal, Songs & Stories decided to collaborate with Sepiring, to provide that extra bit of encouragement. “We were enjoying nasi dagang with gulai ikan at one of our favourite hangouts – Sepiring at Mid Valley, and it struck us that Sepiring would be the ideal partner for our Balik Kampung campaign,” said singer-songwriter Juwita Suwito, “Their ‘Uniquely Malaysian’ tagline was the ultimate bonus!” That extra bit of encouragement comes in the form of vouchers up to RM650 and stories feature on Songs & Stories Facebook Page. On top of that, the first prize winner will be given the opportunity to guest star in one of Songs & Stories travel videos, introducing his or her favourite balik kampung stories. All you have to do is capture your favourite Malaysian moments and share stories about them in Facebook or Instagram, tag Songs & Stories and Sepiring, and include these hashtags to qualify: #UniquelyMalaysian and #MySongsAndStories. Further details are available at bit.ly/MyStories. The campaign runs from 12 June to 2 July 2017.

AirAsia Goes Live For Visit Asean@50 With A Unique Travel Series, ‘Adventure Live’

SEPANG, 14 June 2017 - Over 10 million AirAsia Facebook fans will soon enjoy a live interactive travel series, dubbed ‘Adventure Live’, that will be broadcasted directly from six destinations in Southeast Asia via Facebook Live. The series is part of AirAsia’s ‘Live Life Unexpected’ Campaign in support of the yearlongVisit Asean@50 initiative to encourage travellers to explore the unique Asean experience.In collaboration with Tune Protect and executed by award-winning Malaysian film company We are KIX,the one of a kind series is set to kick-off on 16 June 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam before making its way to Cebu,Philippines (23 June); Yangon, Myanmar (30 June); Lombok, Indonesia (7 July); Phnom Penh, Cambodia(14 July); and Luang Prabang, Laos (21 July), in the following weeks live-streamed exclusively on AirAsia’sFacebook Page (facebook.com/AirAsia).Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad said, “This year marks an important occasion for Asean with the 50th anniversary. As a truly Asean airline and the only airline that flies directly to all 10 Asean countries, we are excited to celebrate it in a big way. With ‘Adventure Live’ on Facebook, we aim to continue to raise the bar and engage travellers in Asean and beyond through innovative ways in line with our digitalisation journey.”He added, “With this real-time series, we want to showcase the beauty of Asean to the world in a unique and ubiquitous way by using technology, real props and live adventures. We also hope to ignite the passion of viewers to discover new travel experiences across the 80 Asean destinations that we fly to and enjoy fixed rates with our AirAsia Asean Pass.”Ion Furjanic, Director of We are KIX described the project as “opening a window into another culturefrom wherever you are”. He added, “Technology is exploding so quickly in the last five years, that thingswe had dreamed up at KIX are finally possible. ‘Adventure Live’ will feature all live titles and props and will elevate the concept of live video through stabilised motion, perfect audio and live music. It is a huge jump into what is possible with live video.”Traversing the Asean cities are personalities Natalie Kniese and Denise Chan where viewers will also betaken for a ride as they are given the ability to decide on the adventures the hosts take on live through a simple voting system in each episode. In addition, viewers are in for a treat as there will be a total of 1million AirAsia BIG points to be won for 20 winners throughout the series.‘Adventure Live’ will be live-streamed every Friday at 5pm (GMT+8) starting 16 June 2017. Watch the teaser

La Fille Du Regiment @ PenangPac : aforadio.com

La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) is an opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard. Casts include Jane Soong as Marie, Yap Jin Hin as Tonio, Shawn Liew as Sergeant Sulpice, Regina Neoh as Marquise of Berkenfield, the Kuala Lumpur City Opera Chorus and KL City Opera Orchestra Ensemble. Conducted by Juan Montoya and Concert master, Lim Jae Sern.Date: 17 - 18 June 2017Venue: Stage 1, PenangPacShowtimes: 17 June 2017 (Sat) @ 8.30pm                  18 June 2017 (Sun) @ 3.30pmAge Limit:  N/ALanguage: French with English dialogue and English and Chinese subtitlesLatecomers: To be admitted only during appropriate segmentsFor more information, please visit www.penangpac.com.my 

Power Station 20th Live in Malaysia : aforadio.com

One of the most enduring rock acts in the region, Power Station (动力火车) is back to entertain fans with their signature electrifying anthems!The powerful Taiwanese rock duo, comprising Yu Chiu-hsin and Yen Chih-lin, have performed together since 1997. Together, Power Station delivers rock ballads in their unique style, influenced by their indigenous music heritage.Date: 17 June 2017 (Sat)Time: 8.30pmVenue: Arena of Stars, Genting Highland

Markets 23 by Jaya One : aforadio.com

Markets 23 is back! This time round, let's indulge ourselves in a wide variety of yummy home made desserts, delicacies and grab a fashionable apparel/accessories from grunge to streetwear, rustic to urban etc! Psst! Not forgeting filling up your tummies with the foodtrucks and awesome variety of local cuisine too! Oh ya... don't forget this is also a Malaysian Made products bazaar only! See you this June!Date: 17 & 18 June 2017Time: 11am - 7pmVenue: The School, Jaya OneFor more info, www.facebook.com/jayaone

Fête de la musique with Charles-Baptiste by Le French Festival MY 2017 : aforadio.com

Charles-Baptiste’s two performances in Kuala Lumpur will be a perfect introduction to French music. The young man intends to resurrect the French dandy style by celebrating joy, music and dance. A nostalgic of the French sixties, he breathes new life into famous hits of the old French pop music by mixing them with new ones, thus moving from France Gall and Gainsbourg to Stromae and Christine and the Queens. Not forgetting, we also have a few local artists and bands that will be performing as well. Psst…1 artist and 1 band from Sony Music Malaysia.Charles-Baptiste will first perform a 100% francophone after work DJ set in the rooftop Mai Bar Aloft Hotel on 16th June 2017, 7.30pm. His second show will be the main concert of the Fête de la Musique, an annual event that originated in France in 1982 and aims at promoting music through free open-air concerts. For this second performance, he will appear alongside professional and amateur Malaysian musicians on the main stage of The Square, in Publika.Date: 17 June 2017 (Sat)Time: 7.30pmVenue: The Square, PublikaDate: 18 June 2017 (Sun)Time: 7.00pmVenue: Gurney Plaza, PenangFor more info, visit www.facebook.com/lefrenchfestivalmy

Malaysia Percussion Festival 2017 : aforadio.com

The Malaysia Percussion Festival (MPF) aims to provide a creative environment where people from all walks of life and ages, with various skill levels and cultural background could gather to explore, innovate, educate and build a community together. MPF also seeks to create a culture that promotes overall wellness in terms of thinking skills, communication skills, organizing skills, and rhythmic skills.This year’s festival includes artiste concerts, numerous workshops, ensemble performances, ensemble experience, clinics, community drumming, outdoor marching percussion talk and competition. By participating in the workshops and concerts, one is able to open up his senses by not only listening to the voice of the drum, but to the rhythm of his own body.The concerts will also highlight various expert percussionists such as Kevin Field, Max Riefer, Iskandar Rashid, Tan Su Yin, Chia Cheng Kok, Yap Siu Yan, Yon Nian Shee and various bands such as Percussion Ensemble, Batteryheadz, PENSO and our very own Malaysia Percussion Festival Ensemble.Our very first Malaysia Percussion Festival Competition (MPFC) will also be held on 18th June at 2pm, featuring participants of all ages testing out their skills in two categories, Solo and Ensemble.Concerts:16th June 2017 @ 8.30pm: “Artiste Opening Concert”- features all artistes or bands that involved in the 1st MPF including Kevin Field, Iskandar Rashid, Max Riefer and Batteryheadz. 17th June 2017 @ 8.30pm: “Grand Concert”- featuring various percussion bands such as Canossion School, PENSO and Malaysia Percussion Festival Ensemble (MPFE)18th June 2017 @ 2pm: “Competition Concert”- Percussionists from all ages will be competing in 2 categories: Solo and Ensemble. The winners will get “Judges Award”, “Audience Choice Award” and prices up to RM 5,000!For more information on Malaysia Percussion Festival 2017, visit www.klpac.org 

DAMA.ASIA presents Love Story by Erich Segal : aforadio.com

Love Story is a musical written by Stephen Clark with music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Stephen Clark and Goodall. It is inspired by Erich Segal’s best-selling novel and the hit movie (in the 70s) of the same name. Dama Asia Productions is now bringing this celebrated musical which was nominated for three Laurence Olivier awards – including the Best New Musical – to the Malaysian shore. The musical tells of Oliver Barrett IV, a rich young man, who falls in love with Jennifer Cavilleri, a poor music student. They marry against his family’s wishes and struggle to build their life together despite being disowned by Oliver’s wealthy father. But then fate has other plans.Based on best-selling novel by Erich SegalBooks and lyrics by Stephen ClarkMusic and additional lyrics by Howard GoodallProduced by Khor Seng Chew & Pun Kai LoonDirected by Pun Kai Loon   Costume designed by Dominique DevorsineSet designed by Melissa TeohLighting designed by Lim Ang SweeFor more information on this show, visit www.klpac.org

Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia!

Wait no longer as Comedy Central's, Stand-Up, Asia! comes back with an incredible line up like none other, LIVE in Kuala Lumpur.Ring the alarms. Stock up on rations. Bolt your doors. Prepare yourself.'Cause the Asians are out, and they are ready to take over.... the Stand Up Comedy Stage!Wait no longer as Comedy Central's, Stand-Up, Asia! comes back in its second season harder, faster and stronger with an incredible line up like none other, LIVE in Kuala Lumpur this July.TWO big comedy nights, 16 of the hottest, funniest and boldest Asian comedians  - eight hilarious comedians each night, promising a whole load of laughter. It will be one heck of a show.Get hooked on these Asian comedians whilst they school you on how unexpected life can be as they twist and turn what it means to be Asian on its head!THURSDAY (13 JULY 2017)Danny Cho (US / Korea)Garron Chiu (Hong Kong)Imran Yusuf (UK)Jason Leong (Malaysia)Paul Ogata (US / Japan)Rishi Budhrani (Singapore)Sharul Channa (Singapore)Walter Hong (US / Korea) FRIDAY (14 JULY 2017)Alex Calleja (Philippines)Ben Quinlan (Hong Kong)Dilruk Jayasinha (Sir Lanka / Australia)Eliot Chang (US)GB Labrador (Philippines)Keren Bala Devan (Malaysia)Papa CJ (India)Shamaine Othman (Malaysia)Dates : 13 & 14 July 2017, (Thursday & Friday)Time : 8pmVenue : HGH Convention CentreTickets: www.ticketpro.com.myMore info: comedycentralasia.com

DUA LIPA THE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW ON WARNER BROS RECORDS 3.8 MILLION SINGLES SOLD WORLDWIDE TO DATE

Dua Lipa today releases her hugely anticipated self-titled debut album. Alongside Dua, the album was co-written by various collaborators including Stephen ‘KOZ’ Kozmeniuk (Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs), Nineteen85 (Drake, Majid Jordon) and Jon Levine (Drake, Nelly Furtado). Recorded between London, Los Angeles, Toronto and New York, ‘Dua Lipa’ is out now and available on standard and deluxe CD, digitally and on limited edition coloured vinyl.  After a year of huge international tour dates, triumphant hometown shows, millions of single sales and holding multiple spots in the UK singles chart simultaneously, Dua’s debut album release marks a major milestone in an incredible journey for the young Londoner. Already receiving critical acclaim, the album includes smash hit singles ‘Hotter Than Hell’, ‘Be The One’ and ‘Blow Your Mind (Mwah)’ alongside a host of new material and stand-out collaborations with Miguel and Chris Martin.“Pop’s next big voice turns heartache into hits.” - Q“The young Londoner should be one of the breakout stars of 2017” – ST Culture“Poised to become a dangerously exciting pop star.” – NME“A huge pop star in the making” – Elle“The UK’s premier young pop hope” – The Guardian Guide BUY & STREAM ‘DUA LIPA’https://WMM.lnk.to/Dua_Lipa

ITV Choice and Astro further strengthen ties with best of British content on- demand and on Astro Go

Kuala Lumpur - [Wednesday, 31st May 2017] - ITV Choice is pleased to announce the launch of the channel’s critically acclaimed and much loved ‘best of British’ programmes on demand for the first time in Malaysia. ITV Choice specialises in British entertainment and drama. From June 1 2017, Astro’s customers will be able to watch the top picks from ITV Choice curated specially for the fan of British shows. With high production values and story telling the selection of ITV Choice will start with Poldark, the recent and highly popular series based on the Poldark novels by Winston Graham that became a UK phenomenon and made its star, Aidan Turner, a household name in the UK. Also available is the multi-award nominated Victoria, the top-rated ITV drama in 2016, starring Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria in her early years from her ascension to the throne at the age of eighteen. All episodes of these shows will be available on demand and Astro customers will get to see the newest episodes first on Astro when they premiere in the UK later this year. Other box sets from ITV Choice include: • Poldark Seasons 1-2 - The acclaimed 18th century Cornish drama series that follows Ross Poldark (Turner) as he rebuilds his life after returning from the American War of Independence. Season 3 is in production and will premiere in August/September 2017. • Victoria S1 - Jenna Coleman, vividly portrays the early years of Queen Victoria from her ascension to the throne to her intense friendship and infatuation with Lord Melbourne and courtship and early marriage to Prince Albert. Season 2 is in production and is expected to premiere in September/October 2017. • Vera S1-7 - Crime drama series based on novels of the same name written by crime writer Anne Cleeves. Golden Globe winner Brenda Blethyn stars as detective Vera Stanhope, who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons as she solves a series of murder mysteries. • Endeavour Series Pilot, 1-4 - Based on the award-winning and well-loved long running Inspector Morse series, the prequel is set primarily in Oxford and follows the eponymous police detective in his early career as he solves murder investigations. Shaun Evans stars in the title role. • Brief Encounters - Comedy drama with a touch of glamour and gutsy humour about four women in the early ‘80s who juggle the pressures of their families and whose lives are turned around when they become party plan saleswomen. • Tutankhamun - Sam Neill and Max Irons star in the true story of Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon’s search for the tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun. • Tina & Bobby - a mini-series starring Michelle Keegan and Lorne MacFadyen, this heart breaking love story portrays the highs and lows of the golden couple, Bobby Moore and his wife Tina Moore, and proves that “wags” are not a 21st century phenomenon. Katherine Wen (ITV Choice Channel Director) said "We are very pleased to work with Astro to provide a new way for their customers to enjoy the best from ITV Choice – with full boxsets of all previous series, viewers can catchup from the very beginning whenever they want."Agnes Rozario (Vice President of Content, Astro) said "Accelerating on our ambition to serve the increasingly digital lifestyle of today’s consumers is a key pillar for Astro. To this end we are driving connected boxes, on demand services and Astro GO so customers can experience the joys of binge watching box sets via our on demand services – from kids to Korean, movies to series including same day releases! And to drive personalised individual and mobile viewing, we are amplifying our ‘GO’ proposition by making Astro GO available to all customers as an extension of their subscriptions, providing an interactive multi-screen experience over their mobile devices. This is just the start of our British series line-up and we are delighted to be working with ITV Choice on this initial selection."

Barbie: Create Your Own: aforadio.com

May 2017, Kuala Lumpur – In a continuous push to inspire the limitless potential inevery girl, Mattel is introducing the first Barbie customisation experience in SoutheastAsia – Barbie: Create Your Own. Barbie: Create Your Own allows girls to use theendless possibilities of their imagination to customise a brand new Barbie that theycan call their own.The event will take off at Sunway Pyramid (LG 2, Orange Concourse) from 23rd to28th May 2017, 10am to 10pm and continue to be held across 3 other locations: MidValley (1st – 4th June), KLCC (8th – 11th June) and One Utama (14th – 18th June).“We always strive to remain relevant to the next generation of parents and girls.Barbie continues to be aspirational, and a vehicle for self-expression andstorytelling,” said Fong JiaLi, Head of Marketing of Mattel Southeast Asia.“This season, we want to spark girls’ imagination in storytelling by enabling them theexperience of customising their very own Barbie world with a wide range of fashionpieces and playsets to play out a world of endless possibilities. Our goal is toempower girls with choices and unlimited possibilities,” added Fong. “Through thepower of open-ended play, storytelling and imagination, girls can imagine anythingthey want to become through Barbie.”At Barbie: Create Your Own, girls can pick a Barbie doll of their choice and style itwith a wide range of fashion pieces such as dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes.They could even pick playsets and accessories for their customised Barbie doll. Eachcustomised Barbie doll comes in a special packaging printed with the name of itscreator.In support of Barbie’s philosophy of “a woman has choices,” as said by Ruth Handler,the creator of Barbie, Barbie: Create Your Own is basically designed to help girlsrealise that, through imagining and creating their own Barbie world, they havechoices in their world and can be anything they want to. Its aim is to ultimately,through choices and creativity, help girls feel empowered and confident inthemselves.Other interesting activities exclusively held at Sunway Pyramid for the Barbie: CreateYour Own event include a Barbie colouring contest as well as storytelling workshopwhere girls can learn from a creative storyteller how to bring their Barbie world to life.Barbie: Create Your Own is open to public. For more information, please visitbarbie.mattel.my and www.facebook.com/officialbarbiemalaysia.

9th Latin American Festival: aforadio.com

The celebration of Latin American culture, cuisine, dance and music is set to takeover Kuala Lumpur again with the annual Latin American Festival.The 9th Latin American Festival will be held on 21 May 2017 in BB Park. With the support from Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and Low Yatt,  this cultural festival is jointly organized by the embassies of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, together with the Low Yat Group to celebrate the multi-ethnic and cultural diversity of Latin American and Caribbean region.The Festival is a great opportunity for Malaysians and the expat community living in Malaysia as well to witness the lively festival and experience firsthand the rich, diversified, and passionate culture of Latin America and the Caribbean.During the festival, the visitors will have the opportunity to see, taste, and enjoy the various aspects of the region’s culture.This year the topic of the festival will be ¨Rhythms of Latin America¨ , and on Sunday, one can be sure to indulge in good food, great entertainment while learning a thing or 2 and contributing towards a good cause! So bring your whole family for a great Sunday at the 9th Latin American Festival! 

KIDZANIA KUALA LUMPUR PRESENTS KIDZ & TECH 2.0: THE FUTURE REBOOTED!

KIDZANIA KUALA LUMPUR PRESENTS KIDZ & TECH 2.0:THE FUTURE REBOOTED!Activities using Virtual Reality, telecommunications and digital imagery give children a taste of the futureTechnology makes the modern world go round and it will play an even bigger role in the future – a future that the current generation must be well-equipped to face. To inspire greater interest in technology and its varied applications, KidZania Kuala Lumpur announces KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted with partners VR Lab Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.From 16 May – 24 June 2017, daily interactive workshops and hands-on activities bring technology to life, in line with KidZania’s mission to help children “Learn Life Today”. These activities, powered by the programme partners, engage children and showcase technology in different ways:Virtual Reality with VR Lab Bhd: Using specially-designed goggles, children get to completely immerse themselves in a computer-generated, 3-dimensional 360-degree environment; with the help of an advanced control system, they get to touch and interact with items in this environment as though they are real.360-degree Photo-Taking with U Mobile Sdn Bhd: Get creative with a smartphone – just remain in a single standing position and turn a full 360-degrees circle to take a great photo, which will be shared on the KidZania Kuala Lumpur Facebook page! Choose from Street View, Surround Shot or use the Photo Sphere mode.Augmented Reality Colouring: Bridge the gap between static pages and animated characters – children can watch their colouring sheet come alive beyond the page with a smartphone/tablet app.Coding: Children will be guided to build their own Star Wars galaxy with code and to design their own game, such as programming BB-8 to collect scrap metal using blocks or Javascript…all in the span of 30 minutes.Meanwhile, on weekends, children get to enjoy two additional activities – the family-friendly Mystery Skype on weekends where a mystery caller will provide clues for children and parents so they can guess the identity of the caller; and sessions on Kahoot!, the popular learning game, where children will get to test their knowledge on KidZania Kuala Lumpur.“Our children have grown up with all the convenience of technology, but for most of them, their exposure is mostly limited to entertainment. At KidZania Kuala Lumpur, we see technology as an important educational tool so with KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted we want to channel children’s familiarity with technology by introducing positive and interesting ways in which technology can be used for learning,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur. “With our KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted partners VR Lab Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, we hope to trigger greater interest in tech among our young visitors.”“Engaging children in a virtual environment sparks creativity and inspiration to create great things, which is why we are excited to partner with KidZania Kuala Lumpur for KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted this year. At VR Lab, we believe in the power of imagination because if you can imagine something, it has the potential to become a reality. Combine this with the latest technology, and our future generations will achieve great things,” said Datin Shireen Tan, Chief Executive Officer of VR Lab Bhd.Find out more about the scheduled Lumpur KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted workshops and activities at www.facebook.com/KidZaniaKualaLumpur, and enjoy the rest of KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s role-play experiences and child-friendly establishments too!Don’t miss out on all the excitement at the KidZania Kuala Lumpur KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted (16 May – 24 June 2017) – for a limited time, get a 40% discount on tickets with the promo code KZKT40 in the KidZania Kuala Lumpur online ticketing engine. For more information, please visit www.kidzania.com.my.

AXN Announces Open Auditions for Asia's Got Talent : aforadio.com

Open auditions for Asia's Got Talent Season 2 will be held in KL on Saturday, May 20th 2017."This season, we invite all Malaysians of any age and with any talent to show our producers what they can do. We are delighted to welcome Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur as our official destination partner for the open auditions and together we look forward to discovering the next generation of Malaysian superstars on AXN", said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and the Head of Content, Production and Marketing, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia."This landmark collaboration will be among the many mega events we are seeking to host as part of our Amazing Sunway City campaign that will bring the world to Sunway City and Malaysia to the world. We hope to list Sunway City as among the top three must-visit destinations in the country," said Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO, Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group.Due to the expected turn out and exceptionally high demand for an audition slot, aspiring stars are encouraged to pre-apply online at (www.AXN-Asia.com/AsiasGotTalent) to experince a smooth registration process on the day.Doors will open from 10:30am and upon arrival at Sunway Lagoon at Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur, performers should enter the theme park via the Surf Beach entrance, located next to Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa. Here. they will receive a wristband which identifies them as an Asia's Got Talent audition participant. They can then make their way by foot through Sunway Lagoon's lush environment, arriving at the amphitheater and wait for their turn to audition.If an act is successful, they will be selected to perform at the judges' auditions later in the year. The judges' auditions comprise of the first five episodes of the series and precede the semi-finals as well as the grand finale episode where the winner of Asia's Got Talent will be crowned, winning USD100,000 in cash.Asia's Got Talent is slated to premiere in the second half of 2017 exclusively on AXN!More details on Asia's Got Talent open audition cities and dates as well as the T&C of participation, CLICK HEREJoin the social conversation and watch the AXN crew report live throughout the day from Sunway Lagoon amphitheater via AXN's Facebook page @AXNAsia@AsiasGotTalent #AXNAsia#AsiasGotTalent#AsiasGotTalentAudition