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16th Latin American Film Festival kicks off in November

Featuring 12 films at GSC Pavilion KL, and free of charge, the 16 th Latin American FilmFestival is back to KL from 1 st – 8 th November 2017After six years in different venues around Kuala Lumpur,the Latin American Film Festival (LAFF) is back to GSC Pavilion KL. It will present the best of the Latin American cinema to the Malaysian audience, free of charge.H.E Manuel Balaguer Salas (Ambassador of Argentina to Malaysia) giving the opening speechThe Festival will be held from November 1st to November 8th. It is organized by the LatinAmerican and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) comprised of Embassies from Argentina, Brasil,Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela in Malaysia. CostaRica, through their embassy in Korea, will also join the film festival this year, while South Africa is the Guest Country. This will give an extra treat to cinephiles and foreign film enthusiasts.“Since launching the Festival, it has gotten better and more popular every year. In addition, this Festival is not only about entertainment but also gives the possibility to get to know the culture and richness of the Latin American countries” said HE Manuel Balaguer Salas, Ambassador of Argentina to Malaysia.“The Festival will take place exclusively in GSC Pavilion KL, in one of the biggest shoppingmalls in Kuala Lumpur, so we are expecting very high attendance”, Ambassador Balagueradded.From left: Mr Guillermo Lauriano (Chief of Consular Section, Peru), Mr. Daniel Falcon Lins(Minister Counselor, Brasil), H.E Manuel Balaguer Salas (Ambassador, Argentina), H.E Laura Donoso Gonzalez (Ambassador, Ecuador), H.E Mauricio Gonzalez (Ambassador, Colombia),H.E Nury Bauzán Benzano (Ambassador, Uruguay), H.E Ibete Fernandez Hernandez (Ambassador, Cuba), H. E Samkelisiwe Isabel Mhlanga (High Commissioner, South Africa), Mr.Juan Gabriel Espejo (Consul, Mexico), Mr. Enrique Gonzalez Kong (Deputy Chief of Mission,Venezuela)This year’s selection includes a wide range of genres, topics and styles such as romance,comedy, drama, animation, documentary and horror, giving the general public and cinephiles a chance to immerse themselves into the languages – Spanish and Portuguese - as well as the cultural and social aspects of Latin American countries.The Festival offers a perfect opportunity to see the world through the eyes of other cultures. Each film will be shown with English subtitles every day from Wednesday 1st November to Wednesday 8th November at 9 pm, with the exception of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November where three films will be shown on those days at 3 pm, 6 pm and 9 pm.The Festival is free and open to the public. Updated screening schedules, synopsis and further details will be available at www.gsc.com.my and www.facebook.com/LatinAmericanFilmFestivalInMalaysiaIn order to redeem the free LAFF tickets, the public need only bring a copy of any of the LAFF newspaper clippings, or snapshot of LAFF online articles, poster or collaterals to GSC Pavilion KL from Oct 25, 2017 onwards to redeem 2 tickets . Redemption will be on a first-come, first- served basis.The show times are as follows:

Hot Wheels® introduces first Southeast Asia Epic Championship for moms and sons

The very first time in Hot Wheels® history, we bring together Hot Wheels® challengers from six (6) countries across Southeast Asia for an exciting championship to compete for the first Hot Wheels Champion title and Hot Wheels prizes up to USD 2,000.Happening at LG2, Blue Concourse at Sunway Pyramid on the 21st October 2017, 12 little Hot Wheels challengers aged 5-12 years old together with their moms are finalists representing their home countries and will compete for the 2017 HOT WHEELS® epic CHAMPIONSHIP title.Quotes Ivan Franco, Country Manager of Mattel Southeast Asia “This year, Hot Wheels is back for another epic championship experience with bigger and bolder stunts for their little fans in the region. It also provides a platform for moms to be a part of the championship to support and brave the journey with their boys.”Every little Hot Wheels challenger and his mom will have to embrace 3 different challenge zones –Challenger Zone, Track Builder Zone and Epic Loop Zone during the finale which is designed to test skills, precision and teamwork.The first challenge zone - the Challenger zone, is designed to test skills.The second challenge zone - the Track Builder Zone, is designed to test teamwork.The third challenge zone, the outrageously cool giant Epic Loop, is designed to test precision.Ivan added, “At Mattel, we recognised that a mom plays a pivotal role and figure in nurturing her child’s development. Hot Wheels® die-cast vehicles and track sets are great choices for boys to see and embrace challenges through imaginative and creative play.  Indirectly, teaches and nurtures the child to navigate around challenges to achieve limitless possibilities”There will be two different categories that will be held during the championship finale. Boys aged 5-8 years old and their moms will compete in Category A, where else boys, aged 9-12 years old will compete in Category B.Special token of appreciation was given to Team Dr. Jezamine Lim Iskander.Special token of appreciation was given to Team Shaine Wong.To find out more information about the Hot Wheels’ first Southeast Asia Championship 2017, please visit http://edm.brandthink.my/t/r-l-jlutuux-kthuhutyli-j/.

A Day's Trip to Sky Mirror in Kuala Selangor with Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 Finalists : aforadio.com

(From L - R) Priyadarshini Borah of India (2nd Runner-up of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017), Veronika Markova of Russia (Miss Cosmopolitan World 2016 Winner), Amelia Liew (Founder and CEO of Miss Cosmopolitan World), William Lim (Founder & CEO of AFOradio), Myat Noe Chit of Myanmar (1st Runner-up of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017) and Sheryltha Pratyscha of Indonesia (Winner of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017)Recently, AFO Radio and the team from Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 took a day's trip down to Sky Mirror located in Kuala Selangor. The place was given the name, Sky Mirror for its mirror-like reflection of the sky.Meeting point to head to Sky Mirror is at Pekan Sasaran, Jeram in Kuala Selangor and it takes about an hour plus from Kuala Lumpur city centre to this beautiful place which was also dubbed as Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni of Malaysia.Other than taking pretty pictures, you can also see some marine life such as clams , fishes, red crabs, sea grapes, sea snails and more!It's always best to head to Sky Mirror in the 1st and 5th of the lunar month where usually the sea level is at low tide. Check out the pics below, and you'll know why you need to go there!(From L - R) Priyadarshini Borah of India (2nd Runner-up of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017), Veronika Markova of Russia (Winner of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2016), Amelia Liew (Founder & CEO of Miss Cosmopolitan World), Dyven Wong (Managing Director of Sky Mirror Tour & Travel Sdn Bhd), Myat Noe Chit of Myanmar (1st Runner-up of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017) and Sheryltha Pratyscha of Indonesia (Winner of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017)For more info and if you're planning to head over to Sky Mirror, visit Sky Mirror Kuala Selangor

The xx 'I See You' Tour 2018 in Kuala Lumpur : aforadio.com

Upfront Arena are excited to present indie phenomenon The xx in their 'I See you Tour Asia' - Live in KL for the first time!After playing sold-out shows and headlining festivals around the world, The xx are returning to Asia in 2018. Featuring a spectacular full-production sound and lights show which you don't wanna miss! Formed in London back in 2005, The xx are Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, also known as Jamie xx. In their latest offering, 2017's 'I See You', The xx reveal themselves exploring a more playful, electic as well as expansive musical direction, winning over critics and fans alike with singles such as 'On Hold' and 'Say Something Loving'.Date: 25 January 2018Time: 7pmVenue: MITEC*Early bird tickets will go on general sale and can be booked by 10am on 18 October (Wednesday) through www.ticketpro.com.my and more details can be found HERE

Lite-Shock Pushing Boundaries of Design & Innovation.

KualaLumpur,October2017 – This October will see Samsonite Malaysia embarking on an extensive monthlong advertising campaign to highlight the innovative features of the Lite-Shock: the lightest Samsonite hard side collection to date. Consumers can expect to be engaged through exciting visuals across billboards and outdoor displays strategically placed at highly visible busy locations as well as on print, digital and social media. Shockingly, the Lite-Shock cabin size Spinner 55 weighs only at an extraordinary 1.7kg. This lightness is achieved by using a combination of Curv® material, which is exclusive to Samsonite in the luggage arena, and a selection of components which have been engineered for maximum strength and minimum weight.Throughout the brand’s history, Samsonite has paved the way for luggage design and the Lite-Shock collection is no exception.Inspired by nature, the shock-absorbing shell design is based on the ripple effect that occurs when dropping a stone into water. This self-reinforced organic design is not only eye-catching, but gives extra strength to the case and its corners. The ripple design ensures your valuables will travel safely but the luggage is not compromised by extra weight, as the shell made out of Curv® material remains thin and very lightweight. Mr Ambert Khoo, Samsonite Malaysia’s Country Head says “Travelers will appreciate the lightweight but tough composition luggage that allow them the freedom to pack in an extra few kilos of holiday shopping without feeling the stress of strict baggage regulations.”Perfect for the sophisticated explorer who demands for convenience, quality and style, Lite-Shock is the latest example of Samsonite’s commitment to uniting cutting edge design and innovative ideas. The world’s leading travel brand continues to build its formidable reputation for strong and dependable luggage using clever ideas that unite innovation and new technology.With Lite-Shock, discerning travellers can appreciate how Samsonite has blended cutting edge science and unique trend-setting style inspired by nature, to create a strong, yet ultra-light new collection.The collection is available in three sizes ranging from 55cm to 75cm. Lite-Shock comes in three stunning natural colours: Petrol Blue, Sand and Black. As you would expect, the case is also fully featured with integrated ID tags, built-in TSA approved lock and four multi-directional spinner wheels.“At Samsonite, we are dedicated to creating innovative travel solutions and the revolutionary Curv® material, demonstrates this commitment. Our pledge to ensure that our luggage exudes elegance is best see non the Lite-Shock. Its sleek appearance adds to a sophisticated travel look, projecting confidence and style. ”says Mr. Satish Peerubandi, General Manager of Samsonite Singapore and Malaysia.Guest that attended the launch of the Samsonite Lite-ShockMr. Satish Peerubandi, General Manager of Samsonite Singapore and Malaysia.For more information Visit:Visit Samsonite’s website at: https://www.samsonite.com.sg/YouTube link: SamsoniteAsia

ELLA PEACE.LOVE.RINDU TOUR EMPOWERED BY FANS : aforadio.com

Universal Music Malaysia is proud to present the Peace.Love.Rindu Tour, which will go through seven states throughout Malaysia on a mobile truck stage!Ella dedicates Peace.Love.Rindu to her fans who have stood by her during her career; and in a reflection of that, the power of choice lies with the fans. The seven states that Ella will perform in will be chosen based on online fan voting. Voters will also stand a chance to win a once in a lifetime change - 30 lucky winners will join Ella in a meet and greet, for a more personal experience with the legend herself.She will be performing tracks from the new album - Peace.Love.Rindu and also her other hits! Among the locations that she might (based on votes) perform at are:SACC Mall Shah Alam, SelangorTeluk Cempedak Kuantan, PahangTesco Ampang, KLPenang Autocity, Pulau PinangPenang Times Square, Pulau PinangPantai Batu Buruk, TerengganuPayu Bunga Square, TerengganuWaterfront Kuching, SarawakDanga Bay JB, JohorAlor Setar Mall, KedahPadang Besar, PerlisSutera Mall, JohorSetia Alam Mall, SelangorTo vote, go to player.lemonadebox.com/peaceloverindutour

FEAR UNLEASHED IN SUNWAY LAGOON FOR NIGHTS OF FRIGHT 5! : aforadio.com

(From left - right) Local songbird and actress, Sasha Saidin; Angeline Pasqual, GM of Sales & Marketing for Sunway Theme Parks; Sean Choo, GM of Sunway Lagoon, Lynton V. Harris, Chairman & CEO of The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company; Magendaran Marimuthu, Asst. GM of Sunway Lagoon; and Elecher Lee, Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant 2012 SEA Winner with the Nights of the Undead Run participants at Sunway Lagoon's Nights of Fright 5!Nights of Fright 5 (NOF 5) hosted by Sunway Lagoon opened its gates of horror with the flag off of its Nights of the Undead Run. More than 1,300 participants ran for their lives to the finishing line by completing obstacles such as Outbreak, Spider Web and Survivor at various stations.From 7 - 31 October at 7.30pm, Sunway Lagoon will be the gathering hub for ghosts, ghouls, and sinister creatures. It unveils the most outrageous, eerie, hair-raising haunted houses in the nation. Start to feel the fear by experiencing THE ISLAND OF THE DOLLS, a replica of an accidental tourist attraction in Mexico which became famous due to a tragic disaster. Further heighten the chill in your bones at OUIJA by gathering around to experience a scary seance in the mysterious and long abandoned attic of Mr. E. J. Bond Esquire's home. Prepare yourself with death at DAY OF THE DEAD IN 3D where you will be exposed to the phenomenon of life of the dead. Stay alert as those with low spirit might be spotted by the dead souls and they would always want some company in the realm of the dead.Overrun with squalor, human misery, oppression, disease and overcrowding, haunted hospitals have one thing in common: ghosts of the past lingering in their halls. DYSTOPIA exposes you to a horrifying experience of patient treatments that are frightful to hear, daunting to see in the year 2147. All within Scream Park, amp up your fear levels and call up the GHOSTBUSTERS while wandering through the iconic Firehouse HQ, and some infamous ghost locations such as Aldridge Mansion and Seward Street Subway. Then, move on to PONTIANAK vs POCONG, a bloody affair of a lover returning as a Pontianak and unfaithful husband as a Pocong - seeking what is rightfully theirs in a classic battle of evil vs evil. Meet the scariest movie characters of all time who will come to life and celebrate a night of horror at HORRORWOOD STUDIOS. If you think you are fearless, enter the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE with simply no escape once you step foot into the land of the undead who will show you the worst fears!Re-live your chidlhood nightmares with iconic horror movie characters at the HORRORWOOD BOULEVARD which adopts the famous Hollywood facade with large Oscar Statues, red carpet, velvet rope barriers, and lights!Face the curse of the sea at ZOMBIE PIRATES with the undead guardians shunning you away from bay into a pool of their horrifying torment. Don't call yourself brave until you have entered the FOREST OF FEAR. Walk through different tombstones, haunted trees and leafy viines making your strolll in the forest vulnerable to surprise encounters with Hantu Pocongs and Pontianaks!Experience Pudu Jail first-hand as you through the JUDGEMENT LANE where there will be a closest representation of how the prisoners are hung alive!Join the parade at MARCH OF THE UNDEAD, the street where scare characters walk about in different hauntingly beautiful makeup and costumes. Decorated with Mexican paper flags and accompanied by large puppet processions honouring the dead, it will surely send chills down your spine!"Nights of Fright is one of the most significant events in our calendar and the whole team is committed to improve and make it more exciting every year. We have new attractions infused in this year's instalment with different scare levels for all and we assure you that no guest will leave without screaming! Bring your loved ones to enjoy a night out at NOF 5 or simply for them to face their fears!" - Sean Choo, General Manager of Sunway Lagoon."The team injected a slice of true events and myths inspired by Asian horror stories to create a close representation of the attractions. This year, we have Ouija, The Island of the Dolls, Dystopia and many more for the timid to the thrill junkies! The festival is scarier than before so come by as this is biggest and most anticipated event of the year!" - Lynton V. Harris, Chairman & CEO of The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company.NOF 5 comes to life at 7.30pm - 11.30pm every Friday - Sunday from 7 - 29 October including 31 October 2017! Tickets are priced at RM64. Don't forget to upload your experience and include the #sunwaylagoonMY and #sunwaylagoonNOF5 hashtags!For more info and updates, visit sunwaylagoon.com or fb.com/SunwayLagoonMalaysia

NEWS | PIZZA HUT REVEALS A NEW DIGITAL CONCEPT STORE AND MOBILE APP : aforadio.com

(From L-R) Ms. Jean Ler, Chief Marketing Officer of Pizza Hut Malaysia, Mr. Merrill Pereyra, CEO of QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd and Mr. Eric Leong, Head of Pizza Hut Malaysia officiating the launch of Pizza Hut's first digital concept store and mobile app.Pizza Hut Malaysia announced a new digital frontier for the brand - its newly refurbished digital concept store in Sunway Pyramid and a new mobile app.Both initiatives propel Pizza Hut forward in its digital transformation, supporting the brand's mission of making it 'Easy', to get a great pizza and providing a 'Better' quality of experience for customers."In developing Pizza Hut's digital strategy, we went back to the essence of what the food industry is about. In our industry, customer experience is key and digital isn't just a matter of applying technology for technology's sake - it's about making our customer experience better. For us, this means making it easier for our customers to get a better pizza - whether in store or at home or anywhere at all." - Merrill Pereyra, CEO of QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd.Transforming the digital dining and ordering experienceFrom the moment you set foot in the restaurant, order and enjoy your food to the moment you exit. All Pizza Hut servers are equipped with tablets for faster and better accurate orders to the kitchen.Pizza Hut's first Asia Pacific is to feature Digital Take Away Kiosks and it allows customers to make orders as well as pay more quickly, increasing efficiency and reducing wait times to place an order.Customers will also get to experience an Augmented Reality menu, bringing food to life in greater vividness than ever before as they select their dishes. The digital experience continues after the order is made, with an engaging digital game to keep customers entertained while they wait for their freshly baked pizzas.Convenience at your fingertipsMaking the experience better with a revamp of its website earlier in May this year, with easier and more convenient ordering, navigating and tracking mechanisms.Now, Pizza Hut introduces its mobile app and it makes ordering pizza an easier and more rewarding experience. The app remembers customers' last order and preferences - including previous delivery address, it can also detect the customer's location and make ordering as simple as a click. There is also a delivery status s customers can monitor how soon will their pizzas arrive.Other than that, customers will be awarded pizza points that can be redeemed for rewards such as free side dishes, drinks or even pizzas!Double the rewards with "You Download, We Belanja!"Pizza Hut is giving away 35,000 pizzas through their new promotion, "You Download, We Belanja". Customers are only required to download the Pizza Hut mobile app, order a regular pizza and they will get another regular pizza for FREE, while stocks last until 30 October 2017!On-going investment into digital"Our investment into our digital strategy is not driven just by a blind need to stay "in-trend". Instead, we are using technology in a deliberate and strategic manner to make our customer experience richer, better and ultimately more enjoyable - just like the pizza they enjoy. We believe this is what puts a smile on our customers faces and this is why we are so committed to embracing technology to make out customer experience easier and better." - added Pereyra.For more information on Pizza Hut Malaysia and its ongoing promotions, visit Pizza Hut Malaysia or fb.com/pizzahutmalaysia 

IIHF World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend by Malaysia Ice Hockey Federation : aforadio.com

Over the weekend, Malaysia Ice Hockey Federation (MIHF) had the IIHF World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend at Malaysia's National Ice Skating Stadium (MYNISS) on 7 & 8 October. The event has over 150 pre-registered participants and they learned basic skating drills, shooting, puck-tricks, floor-ball and more. Other than that, there were also a photobooth and bake sale. Check out what went down over the weekend below:-Prior to the weekend event, we were on-site watching kids getting their ice-skills on at 6 October! Check out some of the shots below!For more information and updates on Malaysia Ice Hockey Federation, visit mihf.my

Master Chef Australia Season 9 Winner Diana Chan’s Home coming Celebration of a Lifetime

National culinary hero, Diana Chan is set for a triumphant homecoming to Malaysia for the first time since her nail-biting victory in MasterChef Australia Season 9 on Lifetime (Astro Ch 709)!Born in Sitiawan, Perak and raised in Johor Bahru, Diana grew up drawing inspiration from her parents’ Peranakan cooking at home before leaving for Australia to pursuing her studies and career.Last month, she did Malaysia proud by winning the popular culinary competition reality TV series and bagging the grand prize of AUD250,000 (RM834,000) in cash. The 29 year old accountant overcame countless grueling challenges and won out over 23 other aspiring amateur cooks.Diana’s epic three-month journey, broadcast on Lifetime, saw her garner a strong Malaysian fan-base, thanks to her cool, collected and versatile approach in the kitchen, and for spotlighting the varied and wonderful flavours of Malaysia.To share the joy of her achievement, Diana is returning home to meet her fans in Kuala Lumpur. Catch Diana in person at a special appearance open to the public at South Court (Ground Floor), Mid Valley Megamall on 7 October, Saturday.She will share her amazing experiences from the competition and answer all fan questions, along with a special live cooking demonstration of one of her signature dishes.MasterChef Asia Malaysian finalists, Jasbir Kaur and Marcus Low will also be part of the celebrations, and will be cooking live at the event.Don’t miss out on this culinary experience of a Lifetime! MasterChef Australia Season 9 Winner Diana Chan’s Homecoming Celebration of a LifetimeDate: 7 October 2017, SaturdayTime: 12pm – 6pm; Diana’s appearance from 3pm – 5pmVenue: South Court (Ground Floor) | Mid Valley MegamallLingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TOP 5 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR JALAKX DEEPAVALI SONG COMPETITION

After 2 months of submissions, these are the 5 nominees vvip CVinated songs for the JALAKX DEEPAVALI SONG COMPETITION.The competition is Malaysia's 1st Multi-language Deepavali Song Competition organized by Jalakx and VIMA. VIMA (Voice International Music Awards) is South East Asia’s biggest music awards and has also been a champion of vernacular song category recognition for Malay, Indian, Chinese and English songs over the past 9 years. (www.facebook.com/vimamusicawards).Kanages ( Finance & Administration Director of Jalakx) shared:"We are pleased with the submissions for the JALAKX DEEPAVALI SONG COMPETITION 2017. We hope these 5 songs will be the first batch of many to come, that will generate a whole new generation of Festive songs in Malaysia. We wish the nominees the best of luck during the voting phase"The following nominated songs will now move on to the next phase which involves public voting and judges evaluation commencing from 9th October until 12th October 2017. All song links and voting will be conducted on the Jalakx Facebook page. ( www.facebook.com/jalakx)Meanwhile here are the 5 song links for you to listen to anytime from today.Top 5 nomineesOyent : Gemilang DeepavaliEdwin Raj : theebam ethuTiban feat Maniarasu : KondattamTiban feat Reaasri & Vinod kumar: Deebangal YetriGershom moses: Diwali is hereThe main judges of the competition includePramila Rajagopal is the Vice President of Sales and Operations for Star Vijay Malaysia (part of 21st Century Fox Corporation), Geraldine Loh (COO of Rock Unite Inc), Siva Zaphod Chandran (VIMA Founder), Mickie Teo ( Founder & Executive Director of LINs AD), Kanages ( Finance & Administration Director of Jalakx) and KJ Siva (Director of Jalakx).Chosen songs will be bestowed an industry recognition as well as national and global exposure from this unique song platform.Vote for the best song here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/jalakx/photos/?tab=album&album_id=752943854751042

Upfront Arena Presents: FLEET FOXES : aforadio.com

Fleet Foxes highly anticipated third album, Crack Up, released on June 16, comes six years after the 2011 release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band's 2008 self-titled debut. All eleven of the songs on Crack-Up were written by Robin Pecknold. The album was co-produced by Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset, his longtime bandmate, collaborator, and childhood friend.For the first time, Fleet Foxes will bring their dreamy tunes to Malaysian shores!Date: 16 January 2018Time: 7pmVenue: KL LiveFor more updates and info on this event, visit the EVENT FB PAGE. 

Upfront Arena Presents: JUNGLE LIVE IN KL : aforadio.com

Three years ago, Londoners JUNGLE bounced onto the scene from out of nowhere, putting out an instantly addictive danceable album of white soul that refused to be pigeonholed. Raised on a diet of dance and inspired by their French predecessors Daft Punk, these Brit boys create a synergy of pop with dash of funk-inspired groove.On stage, they push all the right buttons: expect an atmosphere dripping with heady beats and a non-stop mix of sexy and infectious sounds!Date: 18th November 2017Time: 7pmVenue: KL LiveFor more details on the event, visit EVENT FB PAGE. 

Casio to Release BIG BANG BLACK 35th Anniversary G-SHOCK Collection

Kuala Lumpur — Casio Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of its G-SHOCK brand in April 2018. To mark this milestone, Casio announced the release of BIG BANG BLACK, a commemorative collection of four G-SHOCK models featuring the new colour, matte black. By looking back to the origin of the brand, Casio produced this collection to share its commitment in creating new values in the coming years.G-SHOCK started when a Casio engineer attempted to develop a watch that was virtually unbreakable in 1981. Refusing to accept that wrist watches are constantly fragile and easily broken, he took up the challenge to prove otherwise. After more than 200prototypes, and a two-year development process, the first G-SHOCK model with a shock-resistant structure was released in 1983. Since then, the brand have continued to evolve based on the concept of “Absolute Toughness."”The BIG BANG BLACK collection which is the first set of the 35th anniversary models, employs a new kind of black, the symbolic colour of the brand. The matte finishing of the new base colour was achieved with the technology that incorporates particles into the paint. The gold colour back case expresses the instantaneous mega explosion of the Big Bang in contrast to the matte black.The back case of these models are engraved with the G-SHOCK 35th anniversary logo designed by Eric Haze, a world famous graphic artist, while the metal band loops are emblazoned with a star emblem that represents 35 years. The phrase, "SINCE 1983" is featured on the dials, and special packaging has also been created to further enhance this very exceptional collection.BIG BANG BLACK collection of four models■ MUDMASTER GG-1035A: Dust and mud-resistant structure equipped with twin sensors for measuring direction and temperature■ GA-735A: Three-dimensional dial and hands, as well as a large case for a dynamic look■ GA-835A: Medium-sized case and 3-hand analog mode■ GA-135A: Large case and precision face design

ONE Championship Announces Full 2018 Calendar featuring 24 Events Across Asia : aforadio.com

ONE Championship™ (ONE) has announced its blockbuster 2018 calendar featuring 24 massive events taking place in iconic cities across Asia. The promotion continues to set the bar for authentic world-class martial arts, bringing a unique experience to fans all over the region. Apart from events previously held in major Asian cities, ONE Championship also introduces inaugural events in new markets like South Korea and Japan."We are thrilled to announce our incredible 2018 calendar of events for ONE Championship. We have 24 massive shows planned for all sports fans in Asia and will continue to showcase the absolute best in martial arts, delivered by our homegrown martial arts superheroes. 2018 is going to be an epic year of action and I can't wait to get things started." - Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE ChampionshipONE Championship 2018 Calendar of EventsJakarta, Indonesia - 20 JanuaryManila, Philippines - 26 JanuaryYangon, Myanmar - 24 FebruaryKuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 9 MarchBangkok, Thailand - 24 MarchManila, Philippines - 20 AprilJakarta, Indonesia - 12 MaySingapore - 18 MayShanghai, China - 26 MayKuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 8 JuneBeijing, China - JuneManila, Philippines - 27 JulySeoul, South Korea - JulyBangkok, Thailand - 11 AugustShanghai, China - 18 AugustKuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 15 SeptemberJakarta, Indonesia - 22 SeptemberTokyo, Japan - SeptemberBangkok, Thailand - 6 OctoberManila, Philippines - 16 NovemberSingapore - 23 NovemberJakarta, Indonesia - 8 DecemberShanghai, China - 15 DecemberBangkok, Thailand - 22 DecemberFor more updates and info, visit www.onefc.com or fb.com/ONEChampionship 

The Largest Participation of Children in a Hand Washing Educational Awareness Session

CALLING OUT TO ALL CHILDREN AGED 4 - 12 YEARS OLD!Brand Stickman Asia Ventures & BETADINE is proud to present and invite ALL of you to join in our very own MALAYSIA BOOK OF RECORDS attempt!Date: 7th October 2017 (MBOR Attempt)Venue: Main Concourse @ Atria Shopping GalleryThe attempt is a fun and educational hand-wash dance, with our very own self-composed song! ALL participants will walk away with a certificate with your very own name and goodie bags! REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/01ptGsQ3UhqubRxB2 and it's free! No registration charge! Join in this fun-filled and exciting attempt, and do come visit The Imaginarium, a place where children can simply imagine and have unlimited fun! Date: 6th October - 8th October (The Imaginarium) There'll be tons of fun, games, and activities such as: FANTASY FAIR- Carnival Games throughout the day for the family to enjoy! TREE OF THOUGHTS- An open library filled with books for children. Storytelling sessions throughout the day! MESMERIZING MASCOTS - Meet & Greet your favorite characters! RIBBON RAINBOW RAINDROPS- Everyone goes home a winner with an Imaginarium Raindrop!MUSIC MUSE- Watch amazing performances and join in the fun with song and dance! MARKET GALORE- Flea Market throughout the day with our partners! WONDER WORKSHOP- Arts & Craft Sessions for kids to learn something creative in a more hands-on approach! For more information, you can reach out to:  Felicia Lim - 012-7770255Kien Lam - 017-6155849or Email: theimaginariumbystickman@gmail.comSee you at The Imaginarium! :)

The Bootleg Beatles - Live in KL : aforadio.com

The Bootleg Beatles is set to make their first-ever visit to Kuala Lumpur! Since their inception in 1980, the band have performed hundred of gigs across the globe, earning themselves an amazing reputation along the way. The late George Martin described the Bootleg Beatles experience as "A terrific show", whilst the Mail on Sunday (UK) hailed their "Ming-boggling accuracy".Formed from the original cast of London's West End hit show Beatlemania, The Bootleg Beatles have become 'an institution' in their own right with their note-perfect recreation of hits from every era of the world's most famous songbook. But it's not only their sound that is so authentic; they bear an uncanny resemblance to the Fab Four. A show you simply cannot miss! For more info on this event, visit their EVENT FB PAGE.

AHMED AHMED - DOUBLE TROUBLE SHOW PJ Live Art on the 28th OCTOBER 2017

Egyptian-American actor, comedian, producer, and director Ahmed Ahmed is one of the most diverse, multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today. His one mission - to prove that humour can breach cultural barriers. Thus Malaysia is one of Ahmed Ahmed’s destinations as he embarks on his world tour. Featuring locally reknown comedian, Andrew Netto, the show aptly called Double Trouble happens 27 October 2017 in PJ Live Arts by Jaya One. Ahmed Ahmed blends cultural identity and comedy in a stand up-act that allows audiences to laugh at themselves and appreciate others. He is an avid proponent of bridging the divide between the Middle East and West through comedy. Audiences will be entertained with stories of growing up in a immigrant household, the struggles of breaking stereotypes post 9/11 and his journey into making his name known in the Mecca of the Entertainment World. There isn’t a doubt that Ahmed makes BIG impacts on stage. His observations on race relations, Islamaphobia and the Arab-American experience resonates with crowds. Ahmed gained fame with the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, a highly acclaimed comedy tour aimed to stop prejudice towards Middle Easterner thorough a comedic approach. He can be seen starring as “Ahmed” on TBS’ hit comedy series Sullivan & Son, produced by comedian Vince Vaughn. Ahmed’s first big break was in the suspense, action film Executive Decision alongside Kurt Russell, Steven Segal, and Halle Berry. He then went on to appear in a handful of blockbuster and cult hit features including Swingers, Iron Man, and You Don’t Mess With The Zohan.In 2011, Ahmed made his directorial debut with his groundbreaking documentary Just Like Us, a celebration of culture and comedy, that follows Ahmed and ten American comedians through Dubai, Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, performing in front of over 20,000 Arabs and Muslims across the region. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and went on to be selected at 30 international film festivals, winning several “Best Director” and “Best Documentary” awards. Ahmed was invited to The White House to meet President Obama, and later Hilary Clinton- as they commended him on creating a project that made an effort to break down barriers and encourage cross-cultural dialogue. Ahmed is currently a paid regular performer at the world famous Comedy Story in Hollywood, The Laugh Factory, and the Comedy Cellar in New York City. He is a true believer that laughter heals, and that comedy can bridge the gap between communities across the world. The Double Trouble show in Malaysia is sponsored by Enrich by Malaysia Airlines as an Official Airline Loyalty Partner and The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel as the Official Hotel. Trust us the show will be the bomb! (Not literally). Visit: http://www.ahmedahmed.com/Check him out on: https://www.facebook.com/ahmedahmedcomedyEnrich Promo:Enrich as the Official Airline Loyalty Partner for the show is giving its members a special 15% discountoff tickets for selected shows with LOL Events. To sign up for Enrich, go towww.enrich.malaysiaairlines.com. Sign up is free!When : 28 October 2017 (8:30 PM)Where : PJ Live Arts by Jaya OneTicket Price : Premium - RM 150, Prime - RM 120, Economy - RM 90Tickets available online through PJ Live Arts by Jaya One’s website :http://www.pjlivearts.my/whats-on/ahmed-ahmed-double-trouble/

VIR DAS BOARDING DAS WORLD TOUR GALAXY HALL at HGH CONVENTION CENTRE on the 23rd NOVEMBER 2017

On the heels of sold out performances across the world, accomplished Indian actor, stand-up comedian, musician and writer, Vir Das, will be taking the stage in Kuala Lumpur at the HGH Convention Centre on 23 November 2017 as part of his Boarding Das World Tour.Das’ tour is in support of his upcoming one-hour comedy special titled “Abroad Understanding,” that was released by Netflix April 25, 2017. Das has garnered attention across film, television and stand-up as the biggest English speaking comedian in India and has proven himself to be one of the country’s top entertainers. Das is embarking on a global stand-up tour preforming on six continents and in 20 countries- Canada, Australia, Switzerland, UK, Norway, Denmark, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Nigeria and France among others.Das’ performance is a marriage between theater and comedy, captivating audiences with his fast-paced high-energy delivery and clever wit. He transforms the western image of the typical Kwik-E-Mart humor into a show that is raw, edgy, intelligent and relevant. His comedy perspective is accessible and relatable to a mainstream audience and he is poised to take on the world with his unique point-of-view.Fans will recognize Vir from his various films such as BadMaash Company, Delhi Belly and Revolver Rani. The Hollywood Reporter has said, “Das Exhibits a deft comic timing and a winning vulnerability... A sparkling comic performance.” Whether Vir is on stage, behind a guitar, or in front of a camera, he is destined to be an international comedy phenomenon with an unlimited supply of hilarious misbehavior proving funny is funny.Visit: http://www.weirdasscomedy.com/ or https://www.virdas.in/homeCheck him out on: https://www.instagram.com/weirdasscomedy or https://twitter.com/TheWeirdassWhen: 23rd November 2017 (8.30pm)Where: Galaxy Hall, HGH Convention Center Kuala LumpurTicket Price: VIP - RM250, Platinum - RM200, Gold - RM160, Silver - RM120, Bronze - RM80Tickets available online through Ticketpro Malaysia’s website : https://www.ticketpro.com.my/LOLEvents/2181846-Vir-Das-Boarding-Das.htmlEnrich Promo:Enrich as the Official Airline Loyalty Partner for the show is giving its members a special 15% discount off tickets for selected shows with LOL Events. To sign up for Enrich, go towww.enrich.malaysiaairlines.com. Sign up is free!

Art Of Speed Malaysia Lucky Draw Prize Presentation.

Art of Speed Malaysia today presented the prize to the lucky draw winner of the 6th Annual Art Of Speed Malaysia that was drawn during the event on 29 & 30 July at MAEPS Serdang. Mohd Fadly bin Mohd Zerain, 42 years old from Puncak Alam Selangor, won a customized RXZ 135 double engine built by FNG Works and fabricated by Beautiful Machines. Fadly won the crowd applause beating the other 2 finalists on the main stage on Sunday afternoon.The RXZ bike is named “The Twinboss”. The specification is as the following:Frame: Custom Special Construction (FEA tested)Engine: Yamaha RXZ 135 (x2)Exhaust: Made by Legend Racing GarageFinal Drivetrain: ChainFront Wheel: 18" alloy with Bridgestone safety tyreRear Wheel: 17" alloy with Pirelli SlicksBrakes: Dual piston disc brake (rear only)Wiring: CustomPrimary Drive: CustomBodywork: Digger style. Tank and seat custom made by Beautiful MachinesFoot Control: CustomHand Control: Clip on handlebar with custom hidden throttle cablePaintwork: By SlingshotPinstripe: Wildman, MOONEYES JapanDuring the prize presentation, the builder, Irwann Cheng from FNG Works, 26 years old from Ipoh and the owner of Beautiful Machines, Rajay Singh also attended the ceremony.Asep Ahmad also announced that Art of Speed will be going on tour and will be called “Gasolina Tour 2017”. Gasolina Tour 2017 will be held both stand alone and in support of local organizers to create quality content for their own community events.Our first stop was Port Dickson for PD Bike Fest on 9 September and then Kelantan for the collaboration event Speed Demon in conjunction of the Rugged Rachun Ride event organized by Rachun MC at Irama Beach, Bachok on last 16 & 17 Sept 2017. Art of Speed Racing Division also competed in the race. We also picked our AOS2018 VIP GUEST (AOS PICK) award at both events respectively. AOS will then be heading to Johor to assist Leftee Works to co-host the annual global charity ride; the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride on the 24th September.November will see us invade Puteri Harbour in Johor as we participate in the yearly Iskarnival IP Kool Festival. The 5th Annual Art Of Speed Johor will be bigger, better show with amazing content for bikers and car enthusiast at the three-day festival on the 24, 25 & 26 of November.We will be heading to Japan to fulfil an invitation to attend the 26th Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2017 on December 3rd. This year’s edition will see 20 participants from Malaysia & Indonesia taking part in the trip organized by AOS. More information about Gasolina Tour 2017 and our activities can be found on our social media pages on Facebook & Instagram.

Casio Malaysia and The Hour Glass launches 2017 Special Edition MR-G with Father of G-SHOCK, Mr Kikuo Ibe

KUALA LUMPUR, To unveil the latest special edition timepiece from Casio’s G-SHOCK line, Casio Malaysia and The Hour Glass co-hosted an event at the Lot 10mall concourse to launch the MRG-G2000HT, a limited edition model of its flagship MR-G series in Malaysia.With a limited run of 500 watches worldwide, the MRG-G2000HT was unveiled for the first time ever in Malaysia and features a metal plate at the 10 o’clock position embossed with“2017 LIMITED” and a unique serial number engraved on the back case, further denoting its limited edition status. Casio’s cutting edge MR-G series is G-SHOCK’s premium collection which boasts intricate Japanese craftsmanship reflected on the timepiece through its collaboration with Bihou Asano, a third-generation master artisan in the field. The unique handmade patterns can be seen on the bezel and centre row of the band through the use ofthe Japanese Tsu-i-ki technique; a traditional craft method that creates a patterned finish of overlapping hammered lines through hammering. Historically, the Tsu-i-ki method has been used to make copper ware as well as armour and helmets. Presently the method is applied to produce components for the Japanese Railway, bullet trains and aircrafts. To lend a sense of refined elegance to this special edition, the bezel and back case are finished in a deep indigo“Japan blue”, a colour that is inspired from the colours of deep waters.The new MRG-G2000HT features a Connected Engine 3-Way system that always keepsaccurate time anywhere in the world. The three-way sync system, receives both radio waveand GPS satellite time calibration signals while also connecting to the internet time servers bypairing with a smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity. It automatically updates the watch’sinternal data on time zones and daylight savings time (DST) from a smartphone, keeping itupdated at all times.Guests who attended the launch event were customers loyal to the brand, watch enthusiastsand brand partners who apart from previewing the MRG-G2000HT, were also excited to meetwith Mr Kikuo Ibe who made a special appearance.The event kick-started with an opening speech by Mr SK Teh, General Manager of The HourGlass, followed by presentations by Mr Narito Yamamura, Overseas Marketing and SalesManager and Mr Shingo Ishizaka, Casio Chief Engineer, who respectively shared with guestson G-SHOCKS MR-G collection concept, and their plans for G-SHOCKS 35th Anniversary.Mr Narito Yamamura said, “Recently, G-SHOCK has set another memorable record with over100 million watches shipped worldwide. In view of this, we will be running special campaigns tocommemorate this achievement and together with G-SHOCKS 35th Anniversary next year, ourfans can expect many events and special editions headed this way.”The last presenter for the evening was none other than the Father of G-SHOCK himself, MrKikuo Ibe who endeared himself to guests during his welcome speech where he welcomedeveryone in Bahasa Malaysia and continued on in Bahasa for the first half of his speech.Through a presentation, he then regaled guests with the history of the G-Shock brand and theexperiences encountered throughout the development of the brand to the success it is today.He said, “The G-SHOCK began as a challenge to absurdity, a challenge to build a watch sotough, it woudn’t break if dropped. Thanks to my life-long held commitment to never give up,the G-SHOCK toughness concept was born.”The event was officially launched when the top Casio and The Hour Glass representativestogether with Mr. Joseph Yeoh, Vice President, YTL Land & Development Berhad and YTLHotels & Properties Sdn Bhd were invited up to the stage to perform the Kagami Biraki wherethey broke the lid of a large sake barrel with wooden mallets to retrieve the sake inside. Thesake was then served to everyone present. Kagami refers to the lid of the barrel and Birakimeans to open. Because of its round shape the kagami is a symbol of harmony good fortune.After the Kagami Biraki, guests were then encouraged to freely seek out the Father of G-Shock to obtain his autograph in The Hour Glass boutique and have their photo taken with him.The evening came to an end with a thank you note from Mr SK Teh, The Hour Glass GeneralManager who said, “I am extremely excited to showcase the MR-G as it is the epitome oftimeless fascination which also serves to meet every challenge. With Casio, we can onlyalways expect the strongest and toughest timepiece thus like all of you, I look forward towhat’s next from Casio.”

LEGO® BRINGS THE MASTERS OF SPINJITSU TO SUNWAY PYRAMID

Games, Goodies, Special Appearances byTHE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ life - sized Costume Characters,and More in Store for Fans.Fans of LEGO® NINJAGO® are in for an adventure with the upcoming release of The LEGO® NINJAGO® MovieTM. The movie that follows the footsteps of The LEGO®Movie and The LEGO® Batman Movie promises fans a blend of meta-humor and the always fun LEGO® action. In  conjunction  with  the  big  premiere,  LEGO Malaysia treats fans  of  the masters  of ‘spinjitsu’ by bringing the movie to life at its special The LEGO® NINJAGO® CHALLENGE Event. Details of the The LEGO® NINJAGO® CHALLENGE Event are as follow:Venue: LG2, Blue Concourse, Sunway PyramidDate: Friday,15 September –Sunday,24 September 2017Built in partnership with 20th Century Fox Malaysia and Box of Bricks to promote the latest blockbuster in the LEGO® franchise and introduce the new The LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE TM play sets, fans of LEGO® and the highly trained ninja warriors are in for a treat –with awesome The LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE TM themed activities, special appearance by our favourite THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ life -sized Costume Characters and fun-tastic ways to redeem LEGO® goodies ! “The LEGO® NINJAGO® series captivated many with its special concoction of humour, action and values since its debut in 2011. We believe that The LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE TM is sure to be yet another huge phenomenon  and  we  wanted  more  reasons  to  connect  with  our  fans.  What  better  way  to  do  that  than bringing the joy of building to them.Working hand -in-hand with the film, the event brings to life a new level of  cross- platform  entertainment enriched  with  play - as  we  reach  out  to  our  LEGO  fans  through  our products,  movies,  and  the many  exciting activities  at  the  mall ultimately  bringing  fun  and  play  to Malaysians,” says Leslie Falvey, General Manager, LEGO® Singapore and Malaysia.Mr Leslie Falvey, General Manager of LEGO® Singapore and Malaysia, sharing his excitement over the fun-tastic activities that LEGO® has in store for kids and adults alike who visit the LEGO® NINJAGO®Challenge Event.Avid LEGO® and NINJAGO® fans are treated to the following awesome activities at Sunway Pyramid: THE LEGO® NINJAGO® Challenge: The LEGO® NINJAGO® Challenge is where fans will pit against Lord Garmadon’s army at three different battlegrounds namely the dojo, jitsu and mech areas. Each area tests a different ninja spirit that is required for one to  become  a  full - fledged  ninja –courage,  perseverance,  and  team  work.  Completing  all  three challenges enables  fans  to customize their very  own  LEGO®  NINJAGO®  Minifigure  Avatar  and  take  it home with them with any LEGO® purchases. Plenteous photo opportunities with LEGO® Ninja Kai, Llyod and Jay! Crystalize your memory and experience with plenty photo opportunities with LEGO® NINJAGO® Kai, Jay and Llyod mascots. Exciting activities were designed for fans of LEGO®NINJAGO® at the LEGO® NINJAGO ® Challenge event at Sunway Pyramid, Blue Concourse including mascot appearances of the much-loved Master Wu, ninja Kai and ninja Llyod. From left to right:Amy Hoo, Marketing Manager of Sunway PyramidLeslie Falvey, General Manager of LEGO®Singapore and MalaysiaJacob Leighton Rennison, Senior Marketing Manager of LEGO®Malaysia Dylan Fan, Director of Box of Bricks  Moo Hon Mei, Marketing Director of Twentieth Century Fox Malaysia. Ninjas Kai, Jay and Llyod will take turns to join the fans on Fridays to Sundays including public holidays*. Exclusive LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie goodies and play set promotions Fans  can also  get  their hands  on  the  newly  launched  The  LEGO®  NINJAGO®  MOVIE TM play  sets  and enjoy various promotions** on their favourite LEGO® sets. THE LEGO® NINJAGO® Challenge Event at Sunway Pyramid will run from Fri, 15 September 2017 to Sun, 24  September 2017. For  more  information  about  the  event and newly  launched  The LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE TM play sets, please visit LEGO® Malaysia’s   Facebook page, www.facebook.com/legomalaysia.official. The LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE TM will be released Thursday, 21 September 2017 onwards. Check out the hilarious trailers and keep yourself updated with more news on The  LEGO®  NINJAGO®  MOVIE TM by  visiting  the 20th Century  Fox  Malaysia official  Facebook  page www.facebook.com/foxmovies.my. Fans can share their The LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE TM experiences by using the hashtags #NINJAGOChallenge and #LEGOMY*Ninjas Kai, Jay and Llyod will take turns to join the fans on Fridays to Sundays including public holidays at Blue Concourse, Sunway Pyramid. They will make an appearance on:15 September 2017 – 18 September 201722 September 2017 –24 September 2017**Fans can enjoy promotions that entails them to awesome goodies:A LEGO®  NINJAGO®  Master  Training  Ground  with The LEGO®  NINJAGO®  MOVIE product purchases of RM 99 and above Four  (4) special  screenings of  the  movie that  comes  with 4  sets  of popcorn  and  drinks, and  a LEGO®  NINJAGO®  Master  Training  Ground  with The LEGO®  NINJAGO®  MOVIE product purchases of RM 349 and above Exclusive early bird deal that entails two (2) LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort worth RM 490, Four (4) movie premiere tickets that comes with 4 sets of popcorn and drinks, and a LEGO® NINJAGO® Master Training Ground for LEGO® purchases of RM 899 and above.Additionally, LEGO® and NINJAGO® enthusiasts can look forward to THE LEGO® NINJAGO® Challenge event that will also take place in Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang with similar activities and loads of goodies waiting  to  be  brought  back  home.  Fans  can enjoy  the  exciting  activities  from 29  September  2017  to  8 October 2017. Visit http://lego.build/myNINJAGOChallengePenang for more information. LEGO®NINJAGO® dioramas created in collaboration with LEGO® User Group of Malaysia (LOM LUG) brings the LEGO® NINJAGO® experience to life.                       

Slide The City All Set To Slide Its Way Back to the Klang Valley! : aforadio.com

Slide the City Malaysia is back a will be here to stay for a month-long, every weekend on Fridays (5pm - 12am), Saturdays & Sundays (9am - 12am) from 30 Sept - 29 Oct 2017 at Setia City Convention Centre in Setia Alam.Slide the City is a global phenomenon that brings a gigantic slip n' slide onto city streets and has invaded major cities such as Columbia, Canada, United Kingdom, Korea, United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Brunei, China, Macau, Taiwan and more. Monkey Theory Sdn. Bhd. first brought the iconic slide to Malaysia in December 2015 and has since travelled across Malaysia and landed in states such as Penang, Melaka, Johor Bahru and Kuantan."We heard what our fans had to say and we are now extending the sliding days from only one weekend to a month long event! We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the slide at least once in their lives! So, just put on your sunscreens and grab your best summer outfit and speed down this gigantic slip n' slide for a family fun day in the sun." - Mr Leong Delon, Founder & CEO of Monkey Theory Sdn. Bhd., the organisers of Slide the City Malaysia.A portion of the sales proceeds will be be channeled towards the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF Malaysia) in support of patients suffering from kidney disease. Slide the City Malaysia also aims to raise awareness of obesity, targeting a healthy lifestyle in a fun and engaging event in which the whole family can participate. Besides experiencing the premium slide, visitors will also get to participate in the carnival-like atmosphere with many other activities which will take place simultaneously. The event will feature live music, and carnival games such as the Rodeo Bull, Dunking Game, Bungee Run as well as the Gladiator Joust. There will be a host of other activities set to offer fun for the whole family, and visitors will also be invited to partake in the many food offerings of over 15 food trucks in presence. "Slide the City is also proud to partner with Wahoo Events for their Shark Savers campaign. This is a dear cause to us as we pledge to say NO to the consumption of shark fins. As organisers of Slide the City, not only are we committed to this campaign, we are also firm believers that as responsible citizens of the world, we should do our part in helping spread awareness to preserve our natural resources for future generations. In relation to this, we would also like to encourage everyone to pledge for this cause and say NO to shark fins and any shark related products sold in the market." - Mr Leong Delon.Slide the City Malaysia is proud to work Glinter, GoPro, Pico Design, Kose (Malaysia) and Warrior as the Official Sponsors and S P Setia, Haribo, UBER, tonton, Cleo, Wahoo Events, Great Eastern, AirAsia BIG, ROKKI, Fitness First, 7-Eleven, National Kidney Foundation Malaysia, LAC Printing and Packaging, Chili Pang Pang, Tantannews, GO Communications, Anita Souvenirs, TV3, 8TV, SAYS, OhBulan, Sirap Limau, Klips and Studio8 (Quickie) as Official Partners. The event is also supported by Tourism Selangor.Regular and VIP tickets each are priced from as low as RM29 and RM86. Tickets can be bought online at Slide The City Asia and on site on event day. Other places selling tickets are at selected 7-Eleven stores in Penang Island, Selangor and within the Klang Valley starting from the 3rd week of September 2017 onwards.For more info on Slide the City Malaysia, visit the official Facebook page at fb.com/slidethecitymalaysia 

AirAsia Travel Fair - Wonderful Indonesia : aforadio.com

The Wonderful Indonesia AirAsia Travel Fair 2017 was held at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya from 22 - 24 Sept 2017! There are loads of activities, promotions, inflight meal samplings and more! Plus, AirAsia flies to 15 beautiful destinations in Indonesia!In addition, the recently crowned Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 - Sheryltha Pratyscha of Indonesia dropped by for a fun time exploring what the AirAsia Travel Fair has to offer! She also managed to share a few words on what she likes about Indonesia and what does her country has in store for any kind of travellers.

Study. Work. Enjoy Australia with Blue Education!

Blue Education was established in the 90s and continues to promote the Australian lifestyle and education to International students. Providing students with professional and reliable advice with the purpose of helping them discover the right course and pathway to pursue in Australia, Blue Education is always on hand to offer all sort of study and learning programmes from all across Australia!This year, Blue Education is inviting all Malaysians an opportunity to study, work and enjoy Australia through a variety of scholarships that are being offered from some of the renown institutions in Australia!Among the scholarships available are:1. AUD$20,000 for the tuition fees for Le Cordon Bleu to pursue a 3-year degree in Perth, majoring in Tourism and Hospitality Management; or Convention and Event Management (in take is January 2018)2. Partial or full scholarship to study Y11/ 12 and foundation studies (for SPM leavers) with very good academic standing3. Diversity (partial) scholarship for those interested to pursue an English Language Course or Diploma studies in Business or Information Technology.4. Women's Technology Scholarship (partial) for the ladies who are interested to pursue studies in:ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology NetworkingICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology NetworkingICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology NetworkingICT50115 Diploma of Information TechnologyAt Blue Education Australia, they believe in giving you the true taste of life in Australia and to show you that there is a future there once you're done with your studies. So if it has always been a dream of yours to study, work and live in Australia, then what are you waiting for? Check out the link below for more information on the scholarships availablehttps://www.blueeducation.com.au/eventswww.facebook.com/blueeducation.com.au

RESULTS | Finals of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 : aforadio.com

The finals of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 which was held at IOI Marriott Putrajaya Hotel on 16 September, saw Sheryltha Pratyscha of Indonesia who was crowned as the WINNER. The beauty defeated contestants from twenty-nine countries who competed for the title this year. Sheryltha is from Malang, Indonesia who is 21 years of age and stands at 172cm. She was previously a finalist for Kakang-Mbakyu Kota Malang 2013 and the title holder of Puteri Indonesia Jawa Timur 2014/15.In addition to taking the crown home, she also won 'Best National Costume', 'Miss Gintell Wellness' and 'Miss Elegance'.1st Runner Up - Myat Noe Chit (Miss Myanmar)Myat Noe Chit took home 'Best Evening Gown' and 'Miss Pearl'.2nd Runner Up - Semoy De Four (Miss Trinidad & Tobago)Semoy also took home 'Best National Costume' and 'Miss Caring Heart'.3rd Runner Up - Stephanie Ellen (Miss USA)Stephanie also took home an award for 'Miss Body Confidence'.4th Runner Up - Chanelle Wong (Miss Malaysia)Chanelle also bagged 'Miss Popularity', 'Miss Palm Garden', 'Best National Costume', 'Miss GEM', and 2nd Runner Up for 'Best Talent'.Check out the ladies who completed the TOP 10 (in no particular order):-Kseyina Makouskaya (Miss Russia)Emilia Dobreva (Miss Kosovo)Priyadarshini Borah (Miss India)Chelsea-Anne (Miss Australia)Krystelle Mhae (Miss Philippines)Best National CostumeFrom (L), Alua Azilkhanova (Miss Kazakhstan), Anjali Vinodya (Miss Sri Lanka), Semoy De Four (Miss Trinidad & Tobago), Chanelle Wong (Miss Malaysia) and Sheryltha Pratyscha (Miss Indonesia)Other awards given out included Best Smile (Miss Poland - Malgorzata Habdas), Miss Pearl (Miss Myanmar - Myat Noe Chit), Miss Sky Mirror (Miss Thailand - Thitirat Supopak), Miss Congeniality (Miss Korea - Ruy Anna).Miss Body Confident - Stephanie Ellen (Miss USA)Miss Perfect Brow - Chelsea-Anne (Miss Australia)Miss Social Media - Kseyina Makouskaya (Miss Russia)Miss GEM - Chanelle Wong (Miss Malaysia)Miss Gintell Wellness - Sheryltha Pratyscha (Miss Indonesia)Miss Photogenic - Raminta Leonaite (Miss Lithuania)Best Talent AwardsWINNER - Priyadarshini Borah (Miss India)1ST RUNNER UP - Emilia Dobreva (Miss Kosovo)2ND RUNNER UP - Chanelle Wong (Miss Malaysia)Also given out that night were the following subtitle awards:-Miss Beautiful Hair - Emiko Kano (Miss Japan)Miss Uroko - Hsieh Ling-Tzu (Miss Taiwan)Miss Elegance - Sheryltha Pratyscha (Miss Indonesia)Best Evening Gown - Myat Noe Chit (Miss Myanmar)Miss Popularity - Chanelle Wong (Miss Malaysia)Miss Caring Heart - Semoy De Four (Miss Trinidad & Tobago)For more info on Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017, visit Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 or fb.com/MissCosmopolitanWorld

Meet The Ladies of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 : aforadio.com

Miss Armenia (Yana Grigoryan)Miss Australia (Chelsea-Anne)Miss Belarus (Liubou Shapovalava)Miss China (Theresa Sun)Miss England (Louise Toms)Miss Greece (Alexandra Vozikaki)Miss India (Priyadarshini Borah)Miss Indonesia (Sherylta Prastyscha)Miss Japan (Emiko Kano)Miss Kazakhstan (Alua Azilkhanova)Miss Korea (Ruy Anna)Miss Kosovo (Emilia Dobreva)Miss Latin America (Ruth Jovana)Miss Lithuania (Raminta Leonaite)Miss Malaysia (Chenelle Wong)Miss Mexico (Jessica Parrilla)Miss Myanmar (Myat Noe Chit)Miss New Zealand (Zhane Seymour)Miss Philippines (Krystelle Mhae)Miss Poland (Malgorzata Habdas)Miss Russia (Kseyina Makouskaya)Miss Siberia (Ekaterina Makarova)Miss Singapore (Gladys Chan)Miss Sri Lanka (Anjali Vinodya)Miss Taiwan (Hsieh Ling-Tzu)Miss Thailand (Thitirat Supopak)Miss Trinidad & Tobago (Semoy De Four)Miss Turkmenistan (Gulnur Annaberdeyyeva)Miss Ukraine (Yulia Medvedieva)Miss USA (Stephanie Ellen)We would like to wish all the ladies best of luck! In addition, VOTE below for your favourite lady who you think can walk away with the title of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017!Loading...

Russell Curtis and the Rowdy Gentlemen release their first single "Anak Malaysia"

A showcase of Malaysia's most talented musicians in one room is what it was, a night with soulful music and great talents. Recently we were invited to the launch and showcase of Russell Curtis and the Rowdy Gentlemen first single which is called "Anak Malaysia". The funky tune is about how cool it is to be Malaysian, released in conjunction with Malaysia Day 2017. With support of FiftySix Degrees Whisky, they are scheduled to perform at the Kansai Music Conference in Osaka mid September. Russell Curtis (Lead Vocalist)Russell Curtis and the Rowdy Gentlemen(RCRG) consist of 7 accomplished musicians with a mini horn section and renowned Music Director Tok Khon at the helm of bringing Curtis' Compositions to life. RCRG performs a mix of original and creatively reworked covers, culminating in a high energy performance of funk, soul and hip-hop. T.K on the KeyboardsGideon Yogan on the BassJude Bensing on the GuitarOriginally a back band of session musicians for the Russell Curtis Project tour in 2014 and subsequent shows throughout 2015/2016, they were officially rename Russell Curtis and The Rowdy Gentlemen in April this year. RCRG Consist of, Russell Curtis (Vocalist/ Compositions), Tok Khon (Keyboards/Music Director), Jude Bensing (Guitar/Backing Vocals), Gideon Yogan (Bass/Backing Vocals), Derrick Siow (Drums), Yow Weng Wai (Alto and Tenor Saxophone), and Khairul Anwar (Trumpet). Russell tell us that he got inspired to write the song while he and his band members was having a cup of teh tarik (Tea) and while looking around and having a conversation he notice how we Malaysians are a bunch of diverse people sitting in the cafe and how much we all look beyond our differences when we sit and have a cup of tea and just like that he was inspired to write the song. He added by saying that he realised how much we needed to have this right now with whats been going on lately in our country. "People are so caught up with their lives that they tend to forget how much we should be thankful for, to be in a country where we can have drinks and food at anytime of the day, play sports, go shopping, clubbing, and even school all races in one class room different languages." If you have not check out the Music Video yet, here it is.

Modern Grand Hotel - A Storytelling Live Concert : aforadio.com

"2017 marks another milestone for The Federal KL for as Malaysia celebrates our 60th Merdeka Celebrations, Federal Hotel too celebrates its 60th Diamond Jubilee years in the Malaysian Hospitality industry. As part of Federal Hotel's Merdeka celebrations, The Federal KL and Bukit Bintang Event Spaces together with Modern Nanyang jointly launch the Modern Grand Hotel, a Story telling Live Concert. Modern Grand Hotel is a 90-minute storytelling musical concert based on Malaysian entertainment scene after the Independence era. The line-up includes Nanyang Songstress - Yudi Yap, renowned Chinese dialect conservator Chong Keat Aun, actor Goh Wee Ping, from NTV 7’s Age of Glory II, award-winning acclaimed theatre director Loh Kok Man with multi-talented music director Tay Cher Siang leading WVC Jazz Ensemble collaborating for this event.This musical concert will be held at the Ballroom 1 of The Federal Kuala Lumpur. 25% OFF for Gracious Rewards members.25% OFF for FHI Privilege Club members.20% Early Bird Discount. Ends on 20 August 2017.BALLROOM 1Level 18, 9, 15, & 16 September 2017 Buffet Dinner (6:30pm at Kontiki Restaurant) + Show (8:30pm at Ballroom 1)RM212 nett per personShow Only (8:30pm at Ballroom 1)RM150 nett per person17 September 2017 Buffet Lunch (12:30pm at Kontiki Restaurant) + Show (2:30pm at Ballroom 1)RM212 nett per personBuffet Dinner (6:30pm at Kontiki Restaurant) + Show (8:30pm at Ballroom 1)RM212 nett per personShow Only (2:30pm or 8:30pm at Ballroom 1)RM150 nett per person For further information, call us at 03- 2148 9166 or email to rsvn@federal.com.my or reservations@federal.com.my

Disney and Astro bring “Club Mickey Mouse” to Malaysian audiences from Friday, 15 September, 1.30pm on Disney Channel (Astro Ch 615)

After an extensive nation-wide search, seven young, talented Malaysians have been chosen to be the country’s first group of Mouseketeers. They will be the hosts of the multi- platform Disney Channel show “Club Mickey Mouse”, which makes its debut in Southeast Asia. Created by Walt Disney in 1955, the original “Mickey Mouse Club” is being refreshed in the United States as a digital-first program called “Club Mickey Mouse”. In Malaysia, the franchise has been localized and refreshed into a contemporary and uniquely Malaysian show which will entertain kids and families through music, comedy, games and celebrity guest appearances. These include hugely popular local personalities like actress Nur Fazura, actor and singer Fattah Amin, and hip-hop rapper Joe Flizzow.Leading the group is 26-year old Head Mouseketeer Charis from Kuala Lumpur, well-known to Malaysians as a popular YouTube lifestyle personality. The other talented Mouseketeers are:15 –year old Faiz from Johor Bahru (winners of the “Club Mickey Mouse Star Search” which was conducted over six weeks across Malaysia.)14-year old Natasya from Selangor, (winners of the “Club Mickey Mouse Star Search” which was conducted over six weeks across Malaysia.)13-year old Dheena from Negeri Sembilan14-year old Erissa from Kuala Lumpur15-year old Wafiy from Sabah16-year old Gabriel from Selangor.From Left: Amit Malhotra (VP & GM, Media Networks, The Disney Company Southeast Asia), with Agnes Rozario (VP of Content Management Group, Astro)“We are extremely proud of our talented Mouseketeers, and we can’t wait for Malaysian kids and families to get to know them,” said Amit Malhotra, Vice President & General Manager, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia. “Together with our valued partner Astro, we are pleased that our fans in Malaysia will be the first in Southeast Asia to enjoy this iconic show which has been refreshed and localized especially for Malaysians.”Agnes Rozario, Vice President of Content Management Group, Astro said, “We are proud that Disney Channel has chosen Malaysia as the launch pad for the localization of this great format. We are thrilled that our young talented Malaysians will have the opportunity to express their creativity and showcase their talent to a regional audience.”With a digitally savvy audience in mind, “Club Mickey Mouse” will be a one-of-a-kind, multi-platform experience, providing fans with more ways to celebrate their love for Disney. Besides the variety show on Disney Channel in Malaysia, there are also 16 digital-first episodes called “Club Mickey Mouse Extra”. The Mouseketeers also interact with kids and families on social media. To date, Club Mickey Mouse has reached 18.5 million Malaysians online, with close to three million of them engaging with the content.Fans can enjoy all digital content on Disney Channel Asia’s social media platforms (YouTube: YouTube.com/Disney Channel Asia; Facebook: Facebook.com/Disney Channel Asia, and Instagram: Instagram.com/disneymalaysia) as well as on www.clubmickeymouse.myThe iconic variety show for children first started in 1955 in America, and had been revived, reformatted and reimagined over the decades in order to remain relevant to audiences. It was also responsible for uncovering and launching careers of former Mouseketeers such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling.“Club Mickey Mouse” will premiere on Friday, 15 September, 1.30pm on Disney Channel (Astro Ch 615) and will also be available on Astro GO and On Demand. Astro subscribers can also catch the premiere of “Club Mickey Mouse” on Disney XD (Astro Ch 617) and Disney Junior (Astro Ch 613) at the same time.The Malaysian Mouseketeers with Mickey Mouse at the launch.The Malaysian Mouseketeers.

Animals to the rescue of Children

Animals for YOUNG, a holistic early intervention center for special needs children, is now opened in Cyberjaya!Animals for YOUNG is a revolutionary therapeutic method to help in the early intervention for children with autism. Its founder, Dr. Khew, whose studies is in the field of Human-Animal Relations, finds that animals help in the emotional, physical and social development for humans. Dr. Khew also founded Malaysia’s first cat cafe to help people cope with depression.Dr. Khew says: “Animals would have a lot more to offer for children. Beside helping children with their psychosocial development, such as building rapport, increasing self-esteem and motivation, and stress reduction, animals could also assist in the development of children’s motor skills, communication and sensory issues.”Besides autism, Animals for YOUNG also assists in the early intervention of children with:Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Cerebral Palsy (CP) Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD/ Dyspraxia)Down’s Syndrome (DS)Global Development Delay (GDD) Reading & Learning Disorder (Dyslexia)Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)Speech & Language DelayOur in-house Occupational Therapist, Ms. Norshazrini, who has experience working with more than 1,000 special needs children says: “Animals can help therapists in achieving certain planned goal. Children tend to be more motivated when an animal is used in a controlled setting. Animals also benefit children in sensory and social skills.”Children in our programme will be assessed and an individualised program will be planned for them. Our Animals for YOUNG Intervention Program (AYIP) will incorporate:- Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) - Occupational Therapy (OT) - Sensory Integration- Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) - School Readiness- Art & Origami- Music & Movement- Sports- Baking- Fencing- Puppetry - Play Therapy- Life Skills- Academic Functional Skills (Math Skills & Language Arts)- Community-Based Learning- Social Skills.Dr. Khew adds: “Animals for YOUNG will be our 1st project in assisting special needs children. Moving on, we will be working on building an eco-tourism project using animals, whereby special needs people will have a place to work, while having their needs intervened with our animals. This coming place/ project will be known as- Furry-tail Land, a place where special needs people will finally find their “happily-ever-after”.

Dame Diana Rigg Joins Victoria Cast

From Queen of Thorns to Mistress of Robes! Dame Diana Rigg leaves her Game Of Thrones character Lady Olenna Tyrell behind as she makes her debut appearance in series two of Victoria, starting on ITV Choice on Monday 4th September.For the 79-year old Rigg, being able to laugh at her character's general disapproval really drew her to the role of the Duchess of Buccleuch in the hit series that stars Jenna Coleman in the titular role and Tom Hughes as her husband Albert.On her character, Dame Rigg said, "The duchess is very loyal to the queen. As a member of the establishment, she is very proper in many respects, but she also has deep prejudices which make me laugh a lot and hopefully will make the audience too. She doesn’t really care for the Germans or French and she really doesn’t care for the Belgians either! In that respect, she is unique and great fun to play.”When asked what she likes best about the duchess, Rigg said "I love her candour, the fact she is straightforward. I like the fact that I don’t think she would lie - she is what you see.  She is a very efficient sort of woman, but then so am I so we have that in common."Olenna Tyrell was not the sort of person who behaves in an acceptable fashion just to be accepted, she very much goes her own way, and I hope that she encourages young women to be the same."Likewise with the Duchess of Buccleuch - she does her own thing, until Victoria tries to put her in her place occasionally. Although, I think it bounces off her!”But Dame Diana admits her character has some lighter moments, "There has to be a bit of comedy and I try to find it in every scene. It is not exactly laugh out loud, but the writer Daisy Goodwin is wonderful and she has given me some terrific lines. The duchess is great fun to play."The Duchess of Buccleuch was Queen Victoria's Mistress of the Robes. Dame Diana explains how they first become acquainted."To begin with it is a bit prickly because the duchess had been working for Queen Adelaide beforehand and comparisons are made. Victoria, in her youth, does not measure up as far as the Duchess was concerned. As time goes by she accepts her more and more. However, it takes a long time for her to accept the German retinue!”Thankfully Rigg did not have to endure the restrictions of a corset while filming Victoria."I am beyond a corset so I don’t have to suffer that. I am not interested in having a waist – forget that. I only take half an hour in wardrobe and make-up because I am long past improving my appearance, so try to have it all done as quickly and efficiently as possible!”But there was one challenging aspect to the filming, as the actress describes: "Getting in and out of horse drawn carriages at my age! They are very high and impossible to get into and impossible to then get out of. There is very little that I have to acknowledge I can’t do anymore as an actress, but I can’t do that in front of the camera as it is very ungainly and almost impossible! I do it, but thank God I pleaded with the director to not make me do it on camera. There is a lot of huffing, puffing and groaning.”

Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 Talent competition highlights.

Just incase you miss the highlights of yesterday's Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 Talent competition here are some Videos.Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 Talent competition at Paradigm mall.Press Conference at IOI Marriott Putrajaya official press conference of the Miss Cosmopolitan World introducing the International 30 finalist.From Left: Mr. James Bak(GM Ebakz Sports), Ms. Emily (Founder of Miss Cosmopolitan World Malaysia), First runner up Ms. Kosovo, Winner Ms. India, Second runner up Ms. Malaysia, Mr. William Lim (C.E.O AFO Radio), Ms. Veronica Russia (Miss Cosmopolitan Winner 2016).The Finals will be held at IOI Marriott Putrajaya the official hotel sponsor on the 16th of September 2017.

tvN Brand New Original Production EXPERIENCE THE REAL THAILAND featuring NICKHUN & JUN. K : aforadio.com

tvN's brand new travelogue, Experience the Real Thailand is here featuring South Korean boy band 2PM members Nichkhun and Jun. K. The single epsiode programme aims at presenting the unique and REAL side of Thailand to Asian audiences through a fun, relaxing and authentic experience. The show is fully supported by Tourism Authority of Thailand.Before shooting began, Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, TAT's Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, attended a welcome dinner hosted by CJ E&M HK at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park Hotel, for Nichkhun and Jun. K. Although being a Thai-American, Nichkhun hasn't spent much time in Thailand due to his overseas studies, the dinner gave him and Jun. K a chance to exchange with Mr. Chattan and deepen their understanding of the REAL Thailand and its culture before they embark on their journey in various cities of Thailand.After a night's rest, the duo officially started off their vacation in Thailand beginning with Bangkok. Their itinerary included cultural landmarks as the Temple of Dawn and the Reclining Buddha Temple. They also enjoyed Thai fine dining, took a Muay Thai class and experienced a traditional Thai massage to soothe their body. The duo then travelled to Lampang, to get a chance to create their own Lamapng bowl and visit the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre. Heading up north, Nichkhun and Jun. K spent some time in Chiang Mai, another popular tourist destination where tradition and modernity meets, to see the Tunnel Temple and savour every bite of mouth-watering Thai street food. Both Nichkhun and Jun. K expressed total excitement towards their much-needed Thai getaway together, visiting some of the most iconic and unique spots, explore the REAL Thailand, as well as tasting all the oh-so-famous Thai cuisines. "I feel especially honoured to be hosting the show and hope that my Thai-root can help unveil the true charisma of Thailand to Asian audiences." - Nichkhun"I have been longing for a good buddy trip with Nichkhun and the shooting presented this opportunity to make it happen. He is my tour guide and I relied on him wholeheartedly throughout the trip!" - Jun. KFor more updates on Experience the Real Thailand or tvN, visit tvNAsia.net

Lee Onn PCC Interstate 2017 Sarawak Edition : aforadio.com

DATE : 31 AUGUST 2017 – 2 SEPTEMBER 2017START : MERDEKA PALACE, KUCHINGDISTANCE : 470KMMAX PAX : 300 PAXHOTELSDAY 0 : MERDEKA PALACE (OFFICIAL HOTEL, NOT INCLUDED)DAY 1 : MERDEKA PALACEDAY 2 : DAMAI BEACH RESORTDAY 3 : MERDEKA PALACERIDE DATE / DISTANCE / TERRAINDAY 1 : 31 AUGUST 2017 ~ 160KM ~ CLIMBDAY 2 : 1 SEPTEMBER 2017 ~ 120KM ~ ROLLINGDAY 3 : 2 SEPTEMBER 2017 ~ 190KM ~ ROLLING————————————————————————-DAY 0 ARRANGEMENTS (ARRIVAL)FLIGHT : MAKE OWN ARRANGEMENTS TO KUCHING, SARAWAKTRANSFER : AIRPORT TAXI (MPV)CHARTER BUS (TO BE ADVISE)CHARTER LORRY (TO BE ADVISE)BIKE CASE STORAGE– MERDEKA PALACE ALLOW BIKE CASE STORAGE TILL 3RD SEPT 2017 FOR ALL IN-HOUSE GUESTRIDE HIGHLIGHTS– THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF CLIMBS ESPECIALLY DAY 1 WITH KOM STAGE– MAJORITY OF THE ROAD WITH MUCH LESS CAR THEN WEST MALAYSIA– ROAD CONDITION ARE MUCH BETTER IN MOST AREAS WITH LESS PORTHOLES– SCENARIES ARE ENDLESS WITH PLENTY OF GREENS AND MOUNTAIN VIEW– BEACH FINISH FOR DAY 2 WILL BE PERFECT FOR RECOVERY– PLENTY OF UNIQUE WOODEN & METAL BRIDGES TO CROSS– RIVER CROSSING VIA FERRY WILL BE AN EYE OPENER FOR MANYFINALE DINNER– THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL FINALE DINNER TO CELEBRATE OUR 20TH EDITION OF INTERSTATE AT A LOCATION AWAY FROM THE OFFICIAL HOTELKUCHING FOOD & HOT SPOTS– THERE ARE PLENTY OF GOOD FOOD IN THE HEART OF KUCHING AND ON THE CYCLING ROUTE TO SUIT YOUR TASTE BUD– THE LOCAL GROUP WILL PROVIDE A LIST FOR YOUR FOOD HUNT– THEREFORE IT IS IDEAL FOR YOU TO STAY AT OFFICIAL HOTEL AS THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS TO DO WITHIN WALKING DISTANCEDay 0 ROOMING AT RM 85.00 PER PAX WITH BREAKFASTNOTE 1 : YOU WILL/MAY NEED TO CHANGE ROOM FOR DAY 1NOTE 2 : BIKE CASE STORAGE AVAILABLE FOR IN-HOUSE GUESTPLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS WITH KATIE TAN FOR SPECIAL PRICE*FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASISCONTACT PERSON : KATIE TANMOBILE NO : 6012 2293600EMAIL : katietan1123@gmail.comFor more info, visit www.ebakz.com 

The Federal Kuala Lumpur's 60th Anniversary Celebrations on 28 August 2017 - The Grande Dame of KL Embarks on a Year of Celebrations 2017 : aforadio.com

The Federal Hotel was built specifically to serve the needs of our Nation and it is more than a hotel, it is a piece of Malaysian history & heritage as well as a Hotel for Merdeka as the Federal Hotel is Malaysia's first international class hotel opened just three days before the Nation's declaration of independence on 28 August 1957 to welcome all VIPs, foreign dignitaries and diplomats who arrived in KL to witness Malaya celebrates her independence on 31 August 1957 at Stadium Merdeka. The Federal Hotel was officially opened by the late Y.T.M Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj or better known as Bapa Malaysia, just in time for the Merdeka Celebrations 60 years ago. The hotel was developed and built from encouragement of Government and personal support from our Nation's founding fathers, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman and the late Tun Razak, as well as the foresight and pioneering spirit of the late Tan Sri Dato' Low Yat."2017 marks another milestone for The Federal Kuala Lumpur as Malaysia celebrates our 60th Merdeka Celebrations, Federal Hotel too celebrates its 60th Diamond Jubilee year in the Malaysian Tourism & Hospitality industry. Today, we look forward to sharing out "Federal" memories, as well as creating new ones with all of you. The Federal Hotel is linked to the past, present and future of Malaysia and the City of KL. Federal Hotel is proud to share a close and inter-connected history with the birth and growth of our Nation. 60 years on, today we honour the aspirations and celebrate the sacrifices made to free our Country to gain independence. We all, as Anak-Anak Malaysia, sit here today, as lucky beneficiaries of our founding elders' hard work and sacrifices; we should therefore remember the legacy and vision they had for a harmonious Malaysia that truly reflects its rich multi-racial and multi-cultural heritage. Federal Hotels International and The Federal Kuala Lumpur have always been on the forefront for their commitment to preserve our culinary dishes which is an important part of our rich culture and heritage for the enjoyment of our future generations.The popular Favourite Dishes from the Tunku's Kitchen Cookbook is a great collector's gift! To celebrate this double joyous occasions in paying tribute to our Bapa Malaysia, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, our first PM of Malaysia, the team of Chefs from The Federal Hotel KL has specially selected recipes of Tunku's favourite dishes from Favourite Dishes from the Tunku's Kitchen cookbook for guests to savour such as Roasted Prime Ribs with Yorkshire Pudding, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Ikan Goreng Serai; Sambal Udang Petai; Itik Golek; Ketam Masak SOS Tomato; Sambal Sotong; Opor Ayam; Telur Cuka; Gulai Siam Daging; Bubur Pulut Hitam, Ubi Kayu Gula Kabung, Banana Delight, Mixed Fruit Jelly and Coconut Custard. Tunku's favourite dishes are a combination of many of the well beloved treats from traditional local as well as Western recipes, it is a sumptuous feast for the senses and a tantalizing insight into the unique rich cultural culinary diversity & heritage of Malaysia, Truly Asia." - Ms. Ooi Lee Ping, Director, Group Marketing, Sales & Business Development and Operations of Federal Hotels InternationalTo commemorate The Federal Kuala Lumpur's 60th Anniversary celebrations as well as the Nation's celebrations of 60th Anniversary of Malaysia Independence, The Federal Hotel has lined up a few meaningful activities in the calendar of events which you should check out:-Modern Grand Hotel - A Story Telling musical this SeptemberMore details at Modern Grand Hotel EventThe Federal Kuala Lumpur joined hands together with its sister hotels namely Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur and The Grace Sydney to launch the Anniversary Indulgence Package for guests to enjoyThe Federal Kuala Lumpur's Happy 60th Anniversary Indulgence starts from RM260++ per Merdeka Wing Room per night inclusive RM60 Food & Beverage cash voucher; Anniversary Drink Special "The BB" at The Verandah and complimentary WiFi in room.Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur's Happy 20th Anniversary Indulgence starts from RM220++ per Deluxe per night inclusive RM20 Food & Beverage cash voucher; Anniversary Drink Special "The BB" at Cafe Rasa and complimentary WiFi in room.The Grace Sydney's Happy 20th Anniversary Indulgence starts from AUD220 per Superior inclusive AUD20 Food & Beverage cash voucher; Anniversary Drink Special "The Grace Sling" at Piano Lounge and complimentary WiFi in room.The Federal's Fun with 60 creative photos social media contest - The Grand Prize is a 4D3N stay in a 10 rooms at The Grace Hotel Sydney + breakfast for 2 persons + wifi supported by The Grace Hotel Sydney + Lenovo Ideapad 510S Laptop supported by Plaza Low Yat. Participants also get to win other prizes such as the 3D2N stay in a Merdeka Wing Room at The Federal Kuala Lumpur inclusive of breakfast for 2 persons, a set dinner for 2 persons in Bintang Revolving Restaurant + wifi + Samsung J7 Pro. There will be a total of Top 6 fabulous room stay vouchers to be given away plus weekly prizes to be won for 6 weeks.The first revolving restaurant in Malaysia, Bintang Revolving Restaurant located on Level 18 is offering A Taste of Merdeka Indulgence - a 3 course extravagant Merdeka gourmet set dinner for the month of August at RM98 nett per person. Kids eat free with every paying adult.Kontiki at the Mezzanine level offers the exciting taste of Southeast Asia Buffet Galore in August. Whether you are taking the Buffet Lunch, Weekend Hi Tea or the BBQ Seafood Buffet Dinner, diners will be tempted with a vast array of Southeast Asia buffet galore ranging from Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos to Indonesia. Buffet lunch is priced at RM98 nett per adult; Weekend Hi Te at RM78 per adult and the BBQ Seafood Buffet Dinner is priced at RM128 nett per adult.For more info, visit www.fhihotels.com or www.ten-rooms.com 

Casio Partners with Robert Geller on G-SHOCK Limited Edition Collaboration Watch

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17, 2017 — Casio Malaysia Sdn Bhd announced recently on the release ofthe G-SHOCK brand’s watch collaboration with acclaimed menswear designer, Robert Geller —the GST-200RBG-1A limited-edition men’s G-STEEL timepiece. The first ever collaboration for theG-STEEL line, this model is inspired by the urban elements of Tokyo — drawing from both brands' history and Geller’s experiences within the city. The new G-STEEL is the first joint design done byG-SHOCK and Geller, who have previously partnered on five consecutive runway presentations atNew York Fashion Week: Men’s.“I have been working with G-SHOCK for several years, and was very pleased when we decided to create a watch together. I wore a G-SHOCK watch throughout my teenage years, so it is really exciting to be able to make my own, more grown up version,” said Robert Geller. “For the past ten years, I have been producing my ready to wear collection in Japan because I love the quality and care of Japanese craftsmanship. G-SHOCK shares this same love, which is why this collaboration is a natural fit for us.”Specially designed by Robert Geller himself, the GST-200RBG-1A features a black ion plated stainless steel metal band, case and buttons, with gold accents on the face and a dark fuchsia second hand that nods to his most recent collection. Together the elements evoke an image of the Tokyo city lights against the buildings at night.“My favorite time in Tokyo is walking through the city in the middle of the night, when it is impossible to sleep because of the jet lag. The lights, smells and sounds are really magical and I wanted this watch to reflect that magic,” said Geller. Part of the G-STEEL line, which is geared towards the active gentleman with a refined personal style, this particular model includes the layered guard structure of G-SHOCK to absorb maximum impact while maintaining the sleek look of metal. Specifications:ConstructionShock-resistantWater Resistance200 metersWorld Time31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/offStopwatch1/100 second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place timesCountdown TimerMeasuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 60 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)Alarm5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signalOther FunctionsFull auto-calendar: 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off;LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow, auto light switch, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds)Accuracy at Normal Temperature±15 seconds per monthBattery LifeApprox. 2 years on SR927W × 2Size of Case 59.1×52.4×16.1 mmTotal WeightApprox. 100g

Eiichiro Oda presents Hello, ONE PIECE Luffy in Kuala Lumpur : aforadio.com

"ONE PIECE", one of Japan's most popular Manga, will be exhibited titled "Eiichiro Oda presents Hello, ONE PIECE Luffy is here!" from 26 August - 18 October 2017 at ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur in KL, Malaysia."ONE PIECE" is a Manga which started serializing in "Weekly Shonenjump" magazine back in 1997 and gained unprecedented popularity. Ever since it started, ONE PIECE has also been loved in Asia, Europe, the USA and other various countries around the world. As a new adventure, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the series, Malaysia was chosen as the first location of a new exhibition since it is a very lively and vibrant country and has a large number of young people who are receptive towards Manga trends.The exhibition introduces many various colour illustrations, a replica of Eiichiro Oda's desk at his workplace, and also has a virtual reality zone with content specially curated for his exhibition shown for the first time in the world. Visitors can experience new sensations with the ONE PIECE characters in virtual space. The exhibition space allows visitors to fully appreciate the world of ONE PIECE.Date: 26 August - 18 October 2017Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (Last Admission: 8.30pm)Venue: ISETAN The Japan Store KL (3rd Floor)Tel: 03-2141 7777Organizer: ICJ Department Store (M) Sdn. Bhd.Admission fee: RM15With Virtual Reality Experience: RM25Free admission for children under 4 yrs old, must be attended by parent or guardianUp to 2 children under 4 yrs old can be admitted with 1 parent or guardianVR Experience is only for individuals aged 13 and olderFacebook: www.facebook.com/cube1kl Instagram: www.instagram.com/cube1kl For more information about the "Eiichiro Oda presents Hello, ONE PIECE Luffy is here!" exhibition, visit www.cube1kl.com

Announcing #IamRealBeauty - casting the real women of Malaysia for Dove's next Real Beauty Campaign : aforadio.com

Dove is inviting women from across the country to share their real beauty using the hashtag #IamRealBeauty. Also held in conjunction with Dove's 60 Years of Real Beauty, Malaysian women will now have an opportunity to be cast in the brand's next Real Beauty campaign.Dove is reminding the women of Malaysia that there is not just one face of beauty, but many and they want to hear from you. Diversity in culture and ethnicities is a pride of the nation; Malaysian women should be confident of the various definitions and portrayal of beauty in Malaysia. So, while Malaysia celebrates 60 years of independence, the women of Malaysia can show what real beauty means to them by posting a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #IamRealBeauty, to show the true diversity of Malaysian beauty. Every skin tone. Every hair type. Every age.How to take part in #IamRealBeautySimply post a picture of yourself on Instagram with the hashtag #IamRealBeauty from 21st August - 1st October 2017 and you will have a chance to be featured in the next Dove Real Beauty campaign, as well as featured on Dove.com/my. Here are the simple steps to participate:-1. Upload a selfie or picture that best depicts Real Beauty according to you2. Hashtag #IamRealBeauty3. Make sure your profile is set as 'public'Images posted using #IamRealBeauty will be collected and some women will be taken forward to feature on Dove.com/my and the brand's 2018 advertising campaign. 

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS IN KL ON 18 AUGUST : aforadio.com

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), announced another blockbuster evening of authentic martial arts action. ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS is set to return to the iconic Stadium Negara on 18 August for another spectacular showcase of Asia's top martial arts talent. In the main event, undefeated ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat "Cobra" Gafurov of Russia puts his world title on the line against top contender Martin "The Sifu-Asian" Nguyen of Australia."It is always an exciting time in KL whenever our world-class athletes climb atop Asia's biggest and grandest martial arts stage. Our warriors are eager to put on a show for fans in Kuala Lumpur, and it is our honor to have them perform in this marvelous city. Marat Gafurov and Martin Nguyen are two of the promotion's finest featherweights. They have met before, with Gafurov taking victory via submission in their first encounter. This time, however, a better-prepared and refocused Nguyen vows to finally bring the title back to Sydney." - Chatri Sityodthong, Chairman and CEO of ONE ChampionshipMarat “Cobra” Gafurov of Dagestan, Russia, is the reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion. An undefeated martial artist with 15 wins and no losses, Gafurov is a high-level grappler with 11 of his wins coming by impressive submission over top-caliber opponents. Rarely challenged and always dominant, Gafurov captured the featherweight title in 2015 with a gutsy victory over former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa in an epic battle. In his last bout, Gafurov defeated Jadambaa once again in a rematch a year later to cement his claim as the undisputed ONE Featherweight World Champion. He will defend his title next against Australia’s Martin Nguyen.28-year old Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Sydney, Australia, is a former featherweight title challenger with a 8-1 professional record. His only loss came at the hands of reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov, when he stepped up to accept their first showdown on just a few days’ notice. None of Nguyen’s victories have gone to a decision, giving him five solid knockout wins as well as three victories by submission. In his last bout, Nguyen defeated Japanese veteran warrior Kazunori Yokota via first-round knockout. Nguyen’s all-around skill set allows him to compete at the highest level as a professional. In a highly-anticipated rematch, Nguyen once again receives a shot at the ONE Featherweight World Championship when he takes on Marat Gafurov for the second time.Ev “E.T.” Ting is a professional martial artist with deep roots in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Living and training out of Auckland, New Zealand, Ting owns a stellar 13-4 professional record, including four wins by submission and four exciting knockouts. A winner of four of his last five bouts over top-caliber opponents, Ting is one of the most talented competitors to come out of Malaysia. In his most recent bout, Ting challenged ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang, falling by unanimous decision in a gruelling five-round matchup. Ting now returns to Kuala Lumpur to face another challenge in Nobutatsu Suzuki.A 39-year old Japanese veteran from Tokyo, Nobutatsu Suzuki is the former ONE Welterweight World Champion. With a professional record of 11-2-2, Suzuki is adept in both striking and grappling, also possessing well-rounded wrestling ability. He first captured the inaugural title with a victory over veteran competitor Brock Larson, only to succumb to now-reigning champion Ben Askren in the bout following. After a break from competition, Suzuki now returns as a lightweight to face Ev Ting.Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be making his return to the ONE Championship cage following his first shot at a world title opposite reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren. Although Thani fell short of victory against the American, he gained a great amount of experience as a result and has emerged as a more seasoned combatant. The 21-year old is 7-1 as a professional, with five of his seven victories ending in the first round. All of Thani’s victories have come by exciting finish. The young Malaysian has shown steady improvement in each outing. He is now set to take on Sherif Mohamed.Sherif “The Shark” Mohamed is a professional martial artist from Cairo, Egypt, with a 8-3 record. The Evolution Light Heavyweight Champion, Sherif is a well-versed kickboxer and wrestler with all eight of his wins coming by finish. Of his total victories, Sherif owns four submissions and four knockouts, proving his versatility and well-rounded game. In his last bout, the Egyptian Top Team standout made his ONE Championship debut opposite Igor Subora. This time, Sherif takes on top welterweight Agilan Thani.Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, is one of the country’s most talented martial artists. With a professional record of 15-5, Belingon is known as a fierce competitor with the ability to finish opponents in a variety of methods. The 29-year old wushu stalwart owns six big knockouts on his resume, and is one of the most feared strikers in the bantamweight division. In his last bout, Belingon stopped Finnish grappling sensation Toni “Dynamite” Tauru with a volley of devastating strikes. He now takes on another tough task ahead in Reece McLaren.25-year old Reece “Lightning” McLaren is a Filipino-Australian professional martial artist from Toowoomba, Australia. He made his ONE Championship debut in 2015 with a spectacular submission victory over top bantamweight contender Mark Striegl, and then followed up that win with a unanimous decision over highly-regarded prospect Muin Gafurov. In his last bout, McLaren challenged Bibiano Fernandes for the ONE Bantamweight World Championship, falling just short of victory by way of split decision. Next up, he takes on Filipino striker Kevin Belingon.Malaysia’s Gianni Subba is a 24-year old flyweight prospect from Kuala Lumpur. He spends time carefully honing his craft with talented teammates, including brother Keanu, at Bali MMA in Indonesia. A winner of five of his last six bouts, Subba is a seasoned athlete with a stellar 8-2 clip in his young career. Five of his seven wins have come either by submission or by crowd-pleasing technical knockout. In his next assignment, the crafty Riku Shibuya poses a stern challenge.Japanese martial arts sensation Riku “The Outsider” Shibuya won the hearts of fans with his exciting, unorthodox style and powerful combinations. With a professional martial arts record of 13-3-2, Shibuya has figured in a series of exciting battles throughout his career. A former ONE Flyweight World Championship title contender, Shibuya is a veteran and easily one of the most enjoyable competitors to watch. In his last bout, the 32-year old took on Roy Doliguez in January 2016 to win a unanimous decision. After a recuperative break, Shibuya returns to take on Gianni Subba in what should be an intense matchup.31-year old Ann “Athena” Osman of Kota Kinabalu is Malaysia’s premier women’s combat sports star. Training out of the coastal locale of Sabah, the female warrior hones her craft at Borneo Tribal Squad, advancing her skills in various disciplines such as wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Muay Thai. A well-rounded martial artist, Osman likes to use her strength to overpower opponents and is extremely aggressive, always looking for the finish. Osman will take on Singapore’s May Ooi in her return to the ONE Championship cage.Singaporean female strawweight prospect May Ooi is a professional martial artist and a ONE Championship newcomer. With a 2-2 professional record, Ooi is a hard-working competitor possessing well-rounded striking and grappling skills. A former swimmer, Ooi represented Singapore in the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona. Today, she is one of the country’s most talented martial artists. Ooi is set to make her ONE Championship debut opposite Malaysia’s Ann Osman.26-year old Robin Catalan of Iloilo City, Philippines, is a member of the Catalan fighting family and a professional martial artist competing in the ONE Championship strawweight division. He currently owns a record of six wins and two losses, which includes two wins by submission and two by knockout. In his last bout, Catalan went head-to-head with fellow Filipino warrior Jeremy Miado to nab the win via split decision. Now, Catalan is set to face former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand.Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke is a three-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai world champion who has a 7-2 record as a professional martial artist. He is known as a technical striker with quick hands and lightning feet, employing some of the most unique and creative combinations. As a martial artist with over 25 years of competitive experience, Dejdamrong is a seasoned veteran. In his last bout, Dejdamrong took on Indonesia’s Adrian Matheis to bag a first-round knockout victory. Next, the Thai warrior goes up against Robin Catalan.22-year old Keanu Subba of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is one of the most promising young talents in ONE Championship’s featherweight ranks. He is 5-2 as a professional after making a name for himself as a MIMMA featherweight champion. In his most recent bout, Subba trumped fellow top prospect Ahmed Mujtaba of Pakistan, winning impressively by first-round submission. Subba’s experience inside the ONE Championship cage as a young fighter has taught him great lessons that he says has helped him improve his overall game. He is set to face Christian Lee in a highly-anticipated clash of young stars.19-year old Christian “The Warrior” Lee, younger brother of reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, began his professional martial arts career on an absolute tear, railing off five straight victories by thrilling finish. He has impressed fans with his ability to seek out stoppage wins over top-caliber opponents. In his last bout, Lee toppled Chinese prospect Wan Jianping via first-round technical knockout to improve his record to 6-1. Known as an unpredictable striker with unorthodox grappling technique, Lee is now set to face rival Keanu Subba of Malaysia.Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly is a 33-year old Filipino martial arts talent and one of the brightest featherweight prospects to emerge from the Philippines. A professional martial artist with a complete striking and grappling skill set, Kelly brings Team Lakay’s world-renowned wushu to centerstage as he looks to showcase his expertise inside the ONE Championship cage. Kelly has won his last three outings by spectacular finish. In his last bout, Kelly scored a third-round technical knockout of veteran competitor Sunoto of Indonesia. Kelly seeks to continue his amazing run, this time against Emilio Urrutia.Emilio “The Honey Badger” Urrutia is an American martial artist from Miami, Florida. The 30-year old made his professional debut in 2013, and has since produced a solid 9-4 record. A skilled grappler, four of Urrutia’s nine total victories have come by submission. Training out of the renowned Tiger Muay Thai gym in Thailand and Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore, Urrutia is set to make his ONE Championship debut as a featherweight. He will take on Filipino sensation Edward Kelly.38-year old Rene “The Challenger” Catalan of Manila, Philippines, is a 2006 Asian Games gold medalist in wushu. He made his ONE Championship debut in 2013 against Brazil’s Alex Silva, and has since amassed a 2-2, 1 No Contest professional record. In September of 2016, Catalan notched his first victory in the promotion with a unanimous decision over Zhang You Liang. In his most recent bout, Catalan submitted Adrian Matheis by armbar in the second round. Now Catalan is looking for his third straight victory, this time against Bu Huo You Ga.24-year old martial artist Bu Huo You Ga of China is a ONE Championship prospect with a professional record of four wins and two losses. He made his promotional debut in January of 2016 in the ONE Changsha Bantamweight Tournament, winning against Cai Chang Bo in his first bout, but losing to Ma Haobin shortly after. Months later, Bu Huo You Ga returned to competition as a flyweight to win the 2016 ONE Hefei Flyweight Tournament. Early in his professional career, Bu Huo You Ga has shown an incredible fighting spirit with solid striking and grappling offensive skills. Now ready to take his career to the next level, Bu Huo You Ga takes on Filipino wushu specialist Rene Catalan.For more info on ONE Championship, visit www.onefc.com or follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @ONEChampionship

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ATHLETES LAUNCH BAD LAB'S BRAND PAGE IN WATSONS ONLINE STORE! : aforadio.com

BAD LAB, the complete personal care range man-gineered for the unconventional man are pleased to announce the launch of Bad Lab's exclusive Brand Page on Watsons Online Store.In attendance are Gianni & Keanu Subba, Ev "E.T" Ting, Agilan "Alligator" Thani, as well as Ann "Athena" Osman.As the official personal care brand sponsor of ONE Championship for the 2nd year in a row, and in conjunction with ONE Championship upcoming fight night in Stadium Negara on 18 Aug 2017, ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS, BAD LAB announced the availability of BAD LAB products via Watson's online store, with a special launch promotion dedicated to consumers until 31 Aug 2017."With the growing trend of on-line shopping, BAD LAB is proud to be working with Watsons to create an exclusive Brand Page in Watsons on-line store. With this initiative, consumers will not only be able to purchase BAD LAB products in Watsons physical stores across the country but also will be able to buy BAD LAB in Watsons on-line store." - Lum Chong Heng, BAD LAB's Commercial Director"ONE Championship represents the true values of martial arts -- perseverance, honour, respect, resilience -- these are just some of the traits we identify with and are proud to share with BAD LAB. Together, we will deliver the world's most authentic martial arts action and the most exciting events in sports entertainment. It is an honour to be working with a great company, and we expect big things to come in the near future." - Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE ChampionshipFollowing the announcement of BAD LAB's availability on Watsons Online Store, BAD LAB in collaboration with Watsons will offer as much as 20% Price Off and Freebies to consumers whom purchases at Watsons Online Store, until 31 Aug 2017.For more info about BADLAB-One Championship "Meet the Fans" session at Watson's Sunway Pyramid, more details can be found at fb.com/BadLabCo 

Good Vibes Festival returns to The Ranch with a bigger lineup including Phoenix, G-Eazy, Kodaline, The Kooks and more! : aforadio.com

#GoodVibesFest returns to The Ranch at Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands on 12 & 13 August 2017 with an amazing lineup!Phoenix ("1901", "Lisztomania"), French foursome that honed its crossover power-pop to a fine point;G-Eazy ("Me, Myself & I", "Tumblr Girls"), the American producer-rapper with radio-friendly bangers;Kodaline ("All I Want", "High Hopes"), Irish chart-toppers;The Kooks ("Naive", "She Moves In Her Own Way"), Britpop giants;Dua Lipa ("Blow Your Mind (Mwah)", "Scared To Be Lonely"), English dark-synthpop singer-songwriter in possession of a sultry voice and stage presence;Shura ("Indecision", "Touch"), Londoner lo-fi pop star who dazzles with gauzy, somnolent slow-burn growers.LA-based three-piece LANY ("ILYSB", "pink skies") will soundtrack your perpetual summer at #GoodVibesFest with their sun-kissed alt-pop tunes, trademarked by dreamy instrumentals and distinct vocals. American rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer on the rise gnash ("Lights Down Low"), responsible for the runaway hit "i hate u, i love u" is also joining the festival's lineup.GRYFFIN ("Heading Home", "Whole Heart"), American multi-instrumentalist maestro brings his glittering, spirited house music productions to us.Lido ("Murder", "Tokyo Narita"), Norwegian-based producer and singer-songwriter will warm the crowd with a cacophony that wholeheartedly embraces samples, sharp electornic stabs and shifting textures.Snakehips ("All My Friends", "Don't Leave"), British electronic duo who collaborated with ZAYN, Chance The Rapper, Tinashe and more.Zhu ("Faded", "Hometown Girl"), the mysterious electronic music producer who enjoyed a meteoric rise for his slick summer sounds, rounds up the list of international artistes.As for the local lineup, alextbh ("stoop so low", "Wayfaring Stranger"), poster boy for electronic producers in the age of the Internet; breakout rapper-producer Airliftz ("Gwalos", "YAGK"); Talitha Tan ("Okay"), singer-songwriter and Youtuber.The dream pairing of Dae Kim, KL-based Korean electronic bedroom producer, and Jin Hackman of Raising The Bar fame;Jangly-rock duo Jaggfuzzbeats ("Damncoldurban", "Hours");Art-punk outfit Killeur Calculateur ("Golden Triangle", "Tayang Sulit")Soul songstress Najwa ("Before", "Seri Mersing")Funk soul band RYÖT JONES ("Disappear", "On My Knees")In addition to the local lineup acts, you can party with DJ Arabyrd; indie and nu-disco veteran Bunga; premier DJ, producer and Zouk Club KL mainstay Goldfish; deep house deejay Hulkas; disco, nu-disco and house act IRAMA; scene veterans Lapsap; HOAX Vision founder Naufal (also of the eponymous duo Naufal & I-Sky); music junkie Nazkimo; purveyors of good vibes and selectors of diverse styles Public School; drum and bass DJ-producer powerhouse Tubby.Jhin, beatmaker and peddler of bangers;NYK, Subang's own R&B singer-songwriter.Check out the set times below:-For more information, visit www.goodvibesfestival.comFollow #GoodVibesFest on: TWITTER: @GoodVibesFestFACEBOOK: fb.com/GoodVibesFestINSTAGRAM: instagram.com/GoodVibesFest#GoodVibesFest #GVF2017

TM BOOSTS ITS CONTENT PROPOSITION WITH NETFLIX

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s Convergence Champion and No. 1 Converged Communications Services Provider will be offering its customers easy access to Netflix, come October 2017. Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network which offers a wide variety of critically-acclaimed Netflix original TV shows, movies, documentaries and more.TM customers who subscribe to the service will become Netflix members and they will be able to enjoy unlimited viewing of content including award-winning series such as House of Cards, The Crown and Stranger Things. In addition to a huge library of licensed shows and hundreds of original TV series, films, documentaries and more on Netflix, there is always something new to discover on the service.Commenting on the collaboration, Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, New Media, TM, said, “Our latest collaboration with Netflix is testament to our commitment towards becoming Malaysia’s content aggregator champion where Malaysians will have easier access to Netflix’s award winning content at their convenience. Furthermore, with high speed internet access powered by UniFi coupled with unlimited data mobility with TM’s mobility service provider, webe, our customers can fulfill the crave for their favourite movies or shows from Netflix on multiple devices at their own convenience – at home, on the move, anywhere and anytime.  This is in line with TM’s convergence aspiration and our vision of “Making Life and Business Easier, for a Better Malaysia.”According to Tony Zameczkowski, Vice President, Business Development, Netflix Asia, “Netflix has something for everyone, from globally popular Netflix original series to anime, kids content to Bollywood drama.  Through this collaboration with TM, we can now reach out to even more Malaysians who want to watch their favourite shows on Netflix anytime, anywhere, on a big screen, on their mobile device or on any internet-connected device of their choice.”

Comedy At The Oasis” which happens every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

Opening this September, the latest Open Mic Comedy Night is for all to enjoy. It will be a family night out for parents and kids, dating couples or just catching up with friends. You can enjoy the best of the local comedians, watch the new comedians joking on stage or simply taking part in his open mic. Hey, you may catch some big-name comedians and celebrities just dropping by too!!!Come early too to enjoy the great coffee and food served at Will You Cafe@Oasis. Set in self-made pine wood furniture and fittings, WYC@Oasis is the home to arts, entertainment and comedy in the avant-garde locale of Ara Damansara. Hey, not just great location but we have great parking too at RM1 for the whole night.They say, “Don’t drink and drive.” We agree, let GRAB and UBER take you safely home. The comedy open mic should be a night for all to enjoy a good night of laughter and fun. HEADLINER OF THE WEEK - Phoon Chi HoAge Limit- 16 years and above!Will You Cafe, Oasis Village, Ara DamnsaraTime : 8.00PM-10.30PMPrice : RM15 Per EntryDate : Happens Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month 

2017 DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE

This year, Malaysia is on board again alongside Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) worldwide with Penang edition. Riders Garage and Rotten Motocycles will jointly organize the DGR Penang edition with full support from Art of Speed Malaysia. The convoy will take dapper riders on a tour around UNESCO Heritage City of Georgetown from morning to afternoon. The ride is planned to push-off from one historical place (TBC) and make stops at Heritage buildings for photos and to create awareness.Wan Zamani Ahmad, 37 years old, the founder of Rotten Motocycles, a local Penangite that runs a motorcycle restoration and custom workshop will rally the call to action for all motorcycle communities based in northern regions including; Perak, Kedah, Perlis and Penang to suit up and join a worldwide cause to bring awareness on prostate cancer & men’s mental health.Meanwhile, Jeremy Leong, 29 years old from Riders Garage lends their support with management expertise to ensure this non profit event runs smooth. Both parties will be playing volunteer roles as their way to give back to the community.MALAYSIA – JOHOR BAHRUMalaysia is adding another landmark city as part of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride charity drive which is Johor Bahru. The movement in JB will be spearheaded by Muhammed Khairul Neezal Razali, 34 years old from Leftee Works, a local brass metal craftman. Neezal will also rally all the riders from Johor and including Singaporeans to join this dapper ride in the southern most state of Malaysia. Team Art Of Speed will be taking part in the ride in Johor Bahru.With the three gentlemen hosting the Penang & JB edition, Art of Speed Malaysia is on board to assist with their event expertise & marketing strategies to maximize awareness about DGR, prostate cancer & men’s mental health.We welcome sponsorship enquiries & questions regarding this event. Please channel your enquiry to: artofspeedmy@gmail.com or call, Asep Ahmad Iskandar +6 012 563 9796.Global: The spectacle that is the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is coming to a city near you, with 70,000 dapper men and women riding classic and vintage styled motorcycles for charity on Sunday September 24th.Streets across the world will be humming with the tune of classic and vintage style motorcycles passing through over 600 cities in a spectacular parade to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and mental health programs on behalf of official charity partner, the Movember Foundation. Distinguished details include: Founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa, Sydney Australia.Raised over $8M USD for charity since 20132017 target of $5M USD for prostate cancer and mental health programs on behalf of The Movember Foundation70,000 registered riders to raise funds and participate within 600 cities across 95 countries during 2017Global celebrity ambassadors Major rewards for fundraisers and donors including motorcycles and luxury watches from major partners Triumph Motorcycles and Zenith Watches

NBL ASIA RENEWS LARGEST CLUB BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT IN THE COUNTRY : aforadio.com

It’s an exciting season for sports fans and particularly, basketball fans, as promoter, NBL Asia announced the Seri Mutiara Champions Cup 2017. One of Asia’s elite basketball club tournaments will feature eight (8) teams from seven (7) countries, vying for the coveted Cup.The tournament’s third instalment is set to entertain fans from 12-17 Septemberat the newly refurbished MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. The competition gets stiff this year, as reigning champions, Guangzhou Securities (China) and runner’s up, Malaysia’s very own NS Matrix, will be joined by Tochigi Brex (Japan) and Kano Pillars (Nigeria), both champions in their respective leagues. The other international teams competing are LG Sakers (Korea), Beijing Fly Dragons (China), KK Split (Croatia), and Fubon Braves (Chinese Taipei). “Seri Mutiara Champions Cup was created to fuel basketball communities in the region, and we’re growing in scope and significance. There’s much to cheer for Malaysia as our local team, came in 2nd place last year. The reigning champions, Guangzhou Securities are defending their title, and two more league champions will be fighting for the ultimate title. By showcasing the very best action to fans of the great game as well as provide a platform for the best teams in Asia to compete, we hope we’re able to push Malaysian basketball to the next level,” said Tan Kee Hian, Chief Executive Officer of NBL Asia.  Among the host of top basketball luminaries making the trip to compete in Seri Mutiara Champions Cup 2017, point guard Yuta Tabuse from Tochigi Brex is one to look out for. He is the first Japanese player to ever play in the NBA, and is widely considered as the Michael Jordan of Japanese basketball. Other notable players include Yuta’s teammate, Takatoshi Furukawa, who was this year’s MVP in Japan’s Basketball League; Kim Jong-Kyu of LG Sakers (Korea), who is a starting centre for the Korean National Basketball Team; and Abubakar Usman of Kano Pillars (Nigeria), one of the best basketball players in Africa.The excitement continues beyond the main games at the court, as NBL Asia are also hosting a variety of activities for fans who make the trip down to MABA Stadium. Fans stand a chance to win RM5,000 worth of cash and prizes in its Guess the # of Balls Competition. The Sure Shot Competition puts fans on the court to attempt a 3-pointer and half-court shot for a chance to win a trip for two to Beijing. There’s fun and games for the whole family too, as the Games Carnival at the Mezzanine of MABA Stadium will host a variety of carnival games to entertain in between games. The most creative dunks will be showcased at the Slam Dunk Challenge, where the top players in the competition will compete for added bonuses. More than that, the players will also compete for the title of Seri Mutiara Champions Cup’s Straight Shooter in the Li Ning3-Point Shootout.Set against the backdrop of Seri Mutiara Champions Cup 2017, NBL Asia is also hosting a Star Coach Camp led by highly-regarded basketball executive, Tony Ronzone. Coaches will be flying in from across the ASEAN region to receive instruction from Ronzone, who is renowned in the NBA for his flair in scouting international players.  “Seri Mutiara Champions Cup and the Star Coach Camp is designed to further Malaysians through sports, and the vehicle is basketball. Our mission at Seri Mutiara is to inspire Malaysians to lead active and positive lifestyles, and I’m excited that the wealth of sporting activities in the country these past few months goes a long way to help us reach that goal. I wish all the participating teams good luck,” said Datuk Yee Tuck Sing, Group Chief Executive Officer at Seri Mutiara Development.To find out more about Seri Mutiara Champions Cup 2017, visit fb.com/nblasia 

NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES ANTI-BULLYING DIGITAL CAMPAIGN IN MALAYSIA WITH A SERIES OF PSA : aforadio.com

Nickelodeon announced Nickelodeon's Together For Good anti-bullying campaign, in support of UNICEF Malaysia's on-going efforts towards anti-bullying. Nickelodeon's animated series of PSAs will run on Nickelodeon Asia's Facebook page, with the release of a new PSA each week over the next three weeks. Nickelodeon's Together For Good is an initiative to empower kids to make positive changes in the world around them and the slogan of Together For Good in anti-bullying is simple: "It's not OK. Say Something."The approach is to educate children about the different kinds of bullying and to propose methods of stopping it, which includes a call-to-action to contact Malaysia's Talian Kasih (care hotline): 15999.Through the PSAs about the fictional stories of kids who have been bullied and their response to it, Nickelodeon is targeting to reach children who may have been experiencing the same kinds of bullying as featured in the PSAs, such as cyber-bullying, discrimination, a girl's bullying experience and a boy's bullying experience. The popular kids' entertainment brand hopes to encourage young Malaysians to speak out against bullying by talking to a parent, a teacher or an adult they can trust.“Engaging audiences through our pro-social initiatives is a commitment we do not take lightly. As an entertainment company, we believe we have the responsibility to engage our fans in Malaysia, in whatever part we can play. We want to create awareness against anti-bullying. Bullying is not ok and kids need to learn to speak against it. Through this digital campaign, we hope to educate our young fans that if they or their friends are being bullied, they can tell someone about it and learn more. And they can help prevent it,” said Syahrizan Mansor, Vice President, Nickelodeon Asia, Viacom International Media Networks.“Bullying is never acceptable. It is hurtful and a part of a cycle of aggressive behavior. Everyone is affected – victims, perpetrators and bystanders,” said Marianne Clark-Hattingh, UNICEF Representative in Malaysia. “We are encouraged by Nickelodeon’s ongoing efforts, and hope these videos will enable children to identify bullying and not turn a blind eye. When children feel empowered, they can take the appropriate action, be it telling an adult or people in authority over them.”

Official Launch of HISTORY Con Malaysia 2017

History Con Regional Branded Experience Launches for the first time in Malaysia.Stellar line up of international HISTORY & LIFETIME celebrities ignite the star-studded extravaganza showcasing an array of astonishing exhibits and exclusive experiences.History Con 2017, the mega entertaiment convention, launches for the first time in Malaysia with an impressive showcase at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in Selangor from 4th to 6th August. Astounding exhibits and experiences range from historic and classic displays to experiences showcasing traditional as well as contemporary and popular cultures including exclusive workshops by Malaysia's favourite stars. An exclusive LIFETIME Original Movies, a unique light graffiti photo booth and more.Presentation of Token of Appreciation to YB Dato' P. Kamalanathan a/l P. PanchanathanPopular HISTORY celebrities "Horny" Mike Henry (Counting Cars), Jaime Dempsey (Ride N Seek), Justin Mott (Photo Face-off), and iconic Malaysian comedian Harith Iskander (Celebrity Car Wars) ignite the star-studded extravaganza including headline LIFETIME celebrity, Matt Preston (MasterChef Australia judge) and local favourite, Jasbir Kaur (MasterChef Asia finalist) joiningthe stellar line up. Other special guests include Malaysia's very own award-wining musical and internet sensations, Aizat Amdan and Elizabeth Tan will also make special apperances during the mega entertainment convention.Everyone's favourite MasterChef Australia judge, Matt Preston will be putting on his chef's hat to conduct cooking demonstrations of his signature dishes and share inspirations on what it takes to become a great home chef. In addition, Malaysia's beloved MasterChef Asia finalist, Jasbir Kaur will unveil her tips and tricks on making the perfect roti and more hands-on cooking tutorials. Check out the food trucks and savour the variety of international and local delectable flavours by some of Malaysia's culinary entrepreneurs.Jasbir Kaur (MasterChef Asia finalist) & Matt Preston (MasterChef Australia judge)Other special highlights include the impressive automotive display of cars and motobikes. See your favourite international celebrities in action at the legendary motorcade rally with Jaime Dempsey and hand-on 'live' car airbrushing showcase by "Horny" Mike Henry. Check out Malaysian rally car legend, Karamjit Singh in the adrenalin rush rally car stunt show who will also invite an audience member on the challenge to ride as his passenger in the breakthrough performance."Horny" Mike Henry (Counting Cars)Explore the 'lenscape' of photography with award-wining resident professional photographer, Justin Mott. He will be conducting a few exclusive photography masterclass sessions where participants will learn photography tips, including a hand-on photo walk to apply their learning in an out-of-classroom experience. Participants are encouraged to bring along their DSLR cameras for the session.Justin Mott (Photo Face-off)Edward Sabin, Executive Managing Director, International A+E NetworksYB Dato' P. Kamalanathan a/l P. Panchanathan, Deputy Minister of EducationAizat Amdan, Malaysian CelebrityFor more info visit historyasia.com/historycon for ticketing details and more information.

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP HOLDS ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS KICK-OFF PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE VENETIAN MACAO : aforadio.com

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held a blockbuster kick-off press conference for ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS at the Sicily Room at The Venetian Macao in Macao, China.In attendance was Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong as well as reigning and defending ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil, and his opponent, world title challenger Andrew Leone of the United States.In addition, co-main event combatants Kairat Akhmetov and Adriano Moraes also graced the podium, as well as women’s atomweight prospects Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige and Jomary Torres.Womens atomweight competitors Rika Ishage (L) and Jomary Torres (R)“It is my honor and my pleasure to see some of the greatest martial artists on the planet compete in ONE Championship. The thing that makes ONE Championship different from any other organization in the world, is that we want to build and unleash martial arts superheroes to ignite the world with inspiration, hope, dreams, strength and courage. Our heroes are role models not only in the cage, but also outside of the cage.” - Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE ChampionshipONE Championship is set to electrify the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao on Saturday, 5 August, with another blockbuster evening of authentic martial arts action. In the main event of ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS, the longest-reigning champion in ONE Championship history, ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes will take on top contender Andrew Leone. In addition, the co-main event will crown the undisputed king of the division when ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat Akhmetov takes on ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes.“I’m excited for the fight. I’m going to bring my best to this fight. I’m going to bring my best jiu-jitsu. I’m a disciplined fighter, I work hard and I do my best in training. My opponent says he can defeat me, well let’s see.” - Bibiano Fernandes, ONE Bantamweight World Champion“I just want to thank ONE Championship. It’s amazing what the organization is doing in Asia. They’re really building heroes. Bibiano [Fernandes] has been a champion for a long time. I respect him. It’s going to be a tough night but I’m looking forward to it. I’m going out on Saturday to try to win a world championship.” - Andrew Leone, ONE world title challenger“I want to thank everyone who helped me prepare for this fight -- all my teammates, my gym. I’ve been away for a long time. Now that I’m back, I have become a better fighter. I’m ready to showcase my new skills. I believe it’s going to be a good and exciting fight with Adriano [Moraes].” - Kairat Akhmetov, ONE Flyweight World Champion“I’m so glad to be here. This is my second time to be in Macao. The last time I was here in Macao, it was a wonderful night for me when I brought this belt back to Brazil. I don’t know if you have seen my last fight with [Kairat] Akhmetov, but I think I won that fight. This time I will show the world that I am the true champion. ” - Adriano Moraes, ONE Interim Flyweight World ChampionFor more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow them on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like them on Facebook at fb.com/ONEChampionship.

tvN MOVIES LAUNCHES ON ASTRO AND PRESENTS THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND STAR TOUR IN MALAYSIA : aforadio.com

Korea's leading media & entertainment conglomerate, CJ E&M, is proud to announce the landing of tvN Movies - World's FIRST and ONLY Korean Blockbuster movie channel - in Malaysia on Astro, a Malaysian and ASEAN digital-first media and lifestyle company in the Digital TV, Radio and eCommerce space. From 1 August, tvN Movies will be available on demand on Astro GO and Astro TV Channel 435 offering first run and exclusive Korean titles.tvN Movies continues to introduce Korean movies to Southeast Asian audiences by presenting multiple top grossing Korean films. In support of the Korean movie industry and its launch on Astro, tvN Movies will work with movie distributors Clover Films and GSC Movies Sdn Bhd to proudly present The Battleship Island Star Tour in Malaysia. During the star tour, actor Hwang Jung-ming, heartthrobs So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki and high-octane director, Ryoo Seung-wan will be coming to Malaysia to meet with the public and media.The highly anticipated appearance of The Battleship Island stars and director will kick off at Pavilion KL's Main Entrance at 7pm on 9 August, followed by its Gala Premiere at GSC Pavilion KL thereafter.For more info, please visit en.cjenm.com 

Art of Speed Malaysia 2017, Malaysia’s very own homegrown Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture event.

Art of Speed, Malaysia’s very own homegrown Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture event is back with its annual treat for motor heads, showcasing the local kustom scene comprising of customised cars and bikes, art galleries, interactive activities, as well as a stunt show.Art of Speed 2017 (AOS 2017) was held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS), on 29 – 30 July 2017 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. The show recorded over 40,000 visitors for both days."Chopperdave" Freston from USA,Shige Suganuma from MOONEYES Japan, Coffee Talk.Cars and bikes enthusiasts had the chance to meet international guests including Cole Foster from Salinas Boys Custom Cars & Bikes USA, Jeff Holt from Hot Bike Magazine USA, David “Chopperdave” Freston from USA, Shige Suganuma & Wildman from MOONEYES Japan, Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters.com Japan, Kaichiroh Kurosu from Cherry’s Company Japan, Yuichi Yoshizawa from Custom Works Zon from Japan, Makonabe from Chopper Journal Magazine Japan, Tetsu from Hopping Shower Japan, Sugihara Ken from Fusty Works from Japan, Toshiyuki Osawa from 4th Dimension from Japan, Shigeo from 420 Kustom from Japan, Chicarockabilly Shima & Theresa Tay from Cherry Bomb Singapore, Irvine Jasta & Fahmi Freeflow from Indonesia,  The Nash from Burnout Magazine Japan, and the art collective pinstripe group from Japan; Makoto, Mr. G, Jetwrench and Cynar.The event also rewarded the best talents in the show via the AOS Invitational Bike Build Off 2017, powered by Petronas, which saw 10 builders from Malaysia and Singapore vying for RM10,000 cash prize (jury selection) & RM5,000.00 cash prize (public choice).The overall jury pick winner was an astonishing well customised Honda CX500 built by Muhammad Khalid Musa from Rusty Factory. The 30 years old Ipoh lad also walked away with the Public Choice award with the most cast votes beating out the other 9 builders.Invitational aside, visitors also witnessed a special collaboration between Boon Siew Honda, an iconic brand in Malaysia, and Art of Speed. The Boon Siew X Art of Speed section were among the main highlights of the event, featuring four lifestyle icons such as the Legend Racing Garage, BWB, District Shop Gallery and Ah Ho Motors to showcase their creations.The HOUSE OF VANS Skateboard & BMX Competition and art workshop was an exciting section to visit with plenty of activities for children, teenagers and the young at heart.Hot Wheels’ lead designer Jun Imai from USA also graced AOS 2017 with his presence.Popular Band HUJAN The Crowd at the HUJAN Concert.While visitors were busy feasting their eyes on the machines,  Oh Chentaku performed the opening act on Saturday, while popular band Hujan closed the event on Sunday with a bang! The presence of local celebrities such as Nora Danish and Alif Satar also added to the merriment of the event.Asep (Founder of AOS Malaysia) with Mohd Fadly Mohd Zerain on his Yamaha RX-Z twin Engine.Last but not least, there were daily lucky draws, where a CMC XY400 was given away on Saturday to Abdul Halim Mat, and a fully custom Yamaha RX-Z twin engine by FNG Works & Beautiful Machines was given on Sunday to a lucky chap from Perlis, Mohd Fadly Mohd Zerain.Keeping up with its traditions, the organisers once again brought in ‘souped up’ Japanese vehicles for an exhibition like no other. This year, visitors were treated with:HIDEYA TOGASHI from HIDE MOTORCYCLES feat. 1975 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FL MODEL (JAPAN)GEN LOVE ART feat. 1981 IRONHEAD SPORTSTER (JAPAN)DAISUKE SAKON from KUSTOMSTYLE feat. 1949 customised FORD “SHOEBOXAccording to, Asep Ahmad Iskandar, Founder of Art of Speed Malaysia, “This year’s edition is definitely our best installation yet, with the variety and complexity not only of the vehicles, but we have also expanded the activities throughout the weekend to suit all age groups.” Asep Ahmad Iskandar, (Centre with red cap, Founder of Art of Speed Malaysia) with his CREW.“This includes a Show and Shine competition in an air-conditioned 150,000 square feet hall with customs and classics in Hall A, while NEAT Fest occupying Hall C curated by NoEqual, an art gallery called Moto Circus with local and international artists, Kustom and Coffee Talk, as well as children and family friendly activities such as Star Wars costumed charity photo opportunities, a Soapbox Show & Go!, marketplace and a youth arena featuring an indoor skate park hosted by House of VANS.”SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS of Art of Speed 2017 included:Art of Speed Invitational Bike Build-Off 2017Cole Foster & friends SHAPING & FABRICATION WORKSHOPDrift TaxiMotorcycle test ridesRoda Rumble 2017 - Two Wheels Gathering & Outdoor FestivalFood Park featuring Food Trucks & Vintage MarketBesides the above, there was also a wide range of enjoyable activities such as:Indoor International Show & Shine community show & competitionCar & Motorcycle Mega Club GatheringInternational Art Gallery (MotoCircus)Pin-Up ladiesIndoor & Outdoor MarketplaceSoapBox & GO!Indoor SkateparkViewing Deck & GamesDie Cast CompetitionPin-Up ladiesCar & Motorcycle Mega Club GatheringArt of Speed 2017 also organized its third Mega Club Gathering and Roda Rumble gathering by the Retro Mania boys that injected new excitement to all classic, retro and olskool vehicle owners.The winner of Best of Show motorcycle and automobile categories won package trips to the MOONEYES Yokohama Hotrod and Custom Show this coming December as the Guest of Honour.List of AOS2017 winners:BEST OF MEGA CAR/BIKE CLUB GATHERINGKELFOLKSBEST OF MARKETPLACETRIUMPH MALAYSIABEST OF MOTORCYCLE DISPLAYMohd Faiz Rushdi from Rachun MCBEST OF CAR DISPLAYAbdul Wahab Bahari AOS Invitational Bike Build OffJury AwardRusty Factory – Muhammad Khalid Musa – HONDA CX500 (Malaysia)Public AwardRusty Factory – Muhammad Khalid Musa – HONDA CX500 (Malaysia) Best Of Show AutomobileNajib Kamaruddin – 1982 Merc 190E EVO2 DTM Replica (Malaysia)Best Of Show Motorcycle            Nodie Cycles – 1972 Shovelhead Harley-Davidson (Malaysia) International Invited Guest PickCole Foster – Salinas Boys Custom Cars & Bikes PickRWB Yamato Nadeshiko (America)Jeff Holt – Hot Bike Magazine PickDestreet Customs Harley (Singapore)David “Chopperdave” Freston PickBeautiful Machines – Dirty Fellow Ducati Scrambler (Malaysia)Kaichiroh Kurosu – Cherry’s Company PickBeautiful Machines – Kuro Suzuki GS550 (Malaysia)Yuichi Yoshizawa – Custom Works Zon PickBeautiful Machines – Mentadak Yamaha SR400 Supercharged (Malaysia)Makonabe – Chopper Journal Magazine PickOneway Machine – Destreet Customs Harley (Singapore)Hideya Togashi – Hide Motorcycles PickKenstomoto (Malaysia)Gen Love Art PickBeautiful Machines – Little Monster (Malaysia)Daisuke Sakon – Kustomstyle PickElden – VW Air Rde Beetle (Malaysia)The Nash - Kustom Kulture Produktion PickAllan Netto – Volvo (Malaysia)Cheetah CC PickAh Ho Motor – Honda MSX (Malaysia)Fusty Works PickSirajuddin – Lowrider (Malaysia)Andrew Jones - Pipeburn PickRusty Factory – Honda CX500 (Malaysia)Dino Dalle Carbonare – Speedhunters.com PickNajib Kamaruddin – Merc 190E EVO2 DTM Replica (Malaysia)Shige Suganuma – MOONEYES PickBeard Brothers Cycle Co. – Shovelhead (Singapore) AOS2017 Show & Shine winnersLowrider CategoryBest of 12”, 16” & 20” Wheel LowriderRohaizad Zakaria (Malaysia)Best of 24”, 26” & Open Wheels Lowrider & LimousineMohd Royzilee Mustaffa (Malaysia) OPTIONAL CATEGORY BEST PAINTRohaizad Zakaria (Malaysia)BEST FABRICATIONRohaizad Zakaria (Malaysia) Automobile CategoryBEST OF 60’sVijay (Malaysia)BEST OF 70’S (HIGHLIGHT)Rajinder RM Restorations (Malaysia)BEST OF 80’SMohd Hafiz Ibrahim (Malaysia)BEST OF JDM PRE-1992Mazlan Chong (Malaysia)BEST OF POST-1992 JDMAdam (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM RETRO PICK-UPBackwheels Bitches (Malaysia)BEST OF RADIKAL (CLASSIC & MODERN)Muhammad Izaaz Haziq Md Zaidi (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM VW AIR-COOLEDMax Ranjit Singh (Malaysia)BEST OF RACE/DRAG CARChoo Kok Sing (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM & RESTORED VW VANMuhammad Triumph (Malaysia)BEST OF RAT LOOKMujahid Che Hamid (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM CONTINENTALNajib Kamaruddin (Malaysia)BEST OF KCARAzaman Hamat (Malaysia)BEST OF STANCEBoey Wai Sun (Malaysia) OPTIONAL CATEGORYBEST PAINTFairul Irwan (Malaysia)BEST INTERIORRajinder RM Restorations (Malaysia)BEST ENGINE BAYAlex Liew (Malaysia)Motorcycle CategoryBEST OF OPEN CLASSD-Street Customs (Singapore)BEST OF CHOPPERBeard Brothers Cycle Co. (Singapore)BEST OF BOBBERNodie Azmil Abd Wahab – Nodie Cycle (Malaysia)BEST OF CAFÉ RACERBeautiful Machine (Malaysia)BEST OF MODIFIED HARLEY-DAVIDSON INC. SPORTSTER, SOFTAIL & PRO STREETIndracitra Ibrahim (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM BAGGERKicap – KKMG (Malaysia)BEST OF JAP STYLE & TRACKER (HIGHLIGHT)Muhd Izwan Jelani – D.I Motorsports (Malaysia)BEST OF RESTORED CLASSIC SCOOTERMuhd Razlan Isman (Malaysia)BEST OF STREETCUBAmirul Hakimi Ahmad (Malaysia)BEST OF RADICAL RUCKUSMuhd Amirul – Royal Auto Grooming (Malaysia)BEST OF RESTORED RETRO JAPANESESundares A/L Nadarajan (Malaysia)BEST OF RESTORED CLASSIC CONTINENTAL & AMERICANMeer Al-Rashid – Rachun MC (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM STREET BIKEKenny Yeon Oon Siak – Kenstomoto (Malaysia) OPTIONAL CATEGORYBEST PAINTRizal VSMG (Malaysia)BEST ENGINEERINGBeautiful Machine (Malaysia)BEST FABRICATIONKenstomoto (Malaysia) For more information about this event, please visit www.artofspeedmy.com or www.facebook.com/ArtOfSpeedMY/

UNVEILING THE NEXT GENERATION, THE BR-X2 TOURBILLON MICRO ROTOR : aforadio.com

Bell & Ross unveil its latest timepiece, the next generation - BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro Rotor that continues to innovate by going extreme into the simplification of watchmaking construction.Tong Chee Wei & Tay Liam KhoonA special preview cocktail event hosted by Bell & Ross was held at Element Hotel KL in the presence of Bell & Ross as well as Cortina Watch VIPs, guests, watch enthusiasts, celebrities and media. Venice MinAwal AshaariPatricia KAnjoe Koh, Venice Min, Xinle ChaiCherry Wong, Tong Chee Wei, Jeong Hwa Jang, Jennifer Jung, Kent Ong, Michelle ThamFyza KadirDJ IramaSamantha Kayty - Ms. Universe Malaysia 2017Awal Ashaari, Tong Chee Wei, Elaine Daly, Fyza Kadir, Tay Liam KhoonThe spanking new Element Hotel by Westin is a soaring eco-friendly hotel with unparalleled views of Kuala Lumpur's skyline where the setup and decor on Level 39 of mimicked BR-X2's transparent look. It was completed with a custom built see through stage over the pool where models sashayed on it showcasing the new timepiece.At the event, guests had a sneak peek of the next generation BR-X2's movement which is developed and manufactured to be square and thin, called the caliber BR380. In addition, BR-X2 is not housed in a traditional watch case, it is framed inside a holder which is cut in a solid plate of stainless steel as thin as the movement itself. The entire timepiece is built around the movement, which is the central piece, the masterpiece.BR-X1 Carbon Forge (right)BR-X1 TourbillonBR-X1 RS17 & BR-X1 RS16BR-X1 CollectionBell & Ross also announced its month-long lifestyle pop-up store in collaboration with Cortina Watch, from 1 to 31 August 2017 on Level 1, Suria KLCC. The pop-up store will see an exhibition showcasing BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro Rotor and the full collection of the BR-X1.BR-X1 has always stayed ahead of its time, is a high-tech chronograph with a sporty design, which is as robust as it is sophisticated. Revolutionary in its design, it was not just the beginning of a whole new chapter in the saga of the brand but the timepiece is much more than a top-of-the-range contemporary sports watch: it is the "Utility Watch".For more info, visit www.bellross.com

HISTORY CON MALAYSIA 2017

HISTORY CON® EXPANDS REGIONAL BRANDED EXPERIENCE TO MALAYSIAInternational celebrities from HISTORY® & LIFETIME® hit series to ignite thestar-studded entertainment convention in Malaysia.A+E Networks Asia announced the launch of HISTORY Con 2017 in Malaysia. The mega entertainment convention will be held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in Selangor from 4th to 6th August, promoted by GR8 Dreams.Popular celebrities “Horny” Mike Henry (Counting Cars), Ryu Lim (Forged In Fire), Jaime Dempsey (Ride N’ Seek), Justin Mott (Photo Face-off), and iconic Malaysian comedian, Harith Iskander (Celebrity Car Wars), will ignite the star-studded extravaganza in both cities.The convention in Malaysia will include a LIFETIME experience zone with headlining celebrity Matt Preston (Masterchef Australia judge) as well as local favourite, Jasbir Kaur (MasterChef Asia finalist). Further details of the convention in Malaysia will follow shortly.To celebrate HISTORY’s 10th year anniversary in Asia, HISTORY Maker Awards will be given to 10 notable individuals who have had a significant impact on their nation’s life and culture. The awardees will be announced closer to date.Event attendees will also be invited to make history by participating in various world-record breaking attempts.Among the highlighst of History Con2017HISTORY CON MALAYSIA 2017 || HIGHLIGHTS OUTDOORSKARAMJIT RALLY CAR STUNT SHOWThis is a must-see for all adrenalin junkies. Malaysian rally car legend Karamjit Singh will choose daring audience members to ride as his passengers in a rally car stunt show. Are you up for the challenge?One session per hour each day (from 11am - 6pm) MOTORBIKE MOTORCADE WITH JAIME DEMPSEYJaime Dempsey is known for her motorbike escapades off the beaten track across Malaysia and the Philippines in HISTORY’s Ride N’ Seek. This is your chance to go for a joyride around MAEPS with Jaime and her Malaysian motor biking friends!Two sessions per day on Saturday and Sunday PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO WALK WITH JUSTIN MOTTPro photographer and Photo Face-Off judge, Justin Mott, will take small groups of photography aficionados on an exclusive photo walk through History Con.  Take your photography skills to the next level, with Justin’s pro tips on using your camera, composition, lighting and more!One session on Friday and two sessions per day on Saturday and Sunday; each hour-long session comprises a half-hour tutorial, followed by a half-hour photo walk to the tropical areas around MAEPS. Transport is provided; attendees must bring their own cameras) INDOORSMOTORING ZONEAIRBRUSHING WITH “HORNY” MIKEExperience LIVE car airbrushing with the exceptionally gifted “Horny” Mike Henry from Counting Cars, alongside experienced Malaysian air-brusher, Jazz Wong. Together, they will show you the tips and tricks of their craft.Two LIVE sessions per day on Saturday and SundayCELEBRITY CAR WARSGet a sneak peek at one of the most fun challenges in the new season of Celebrity Car Wars – in first person!  This VR experience puts you right in the middle of the action, for a fast and frenzied car football competition.Then, test your car football skills on the spot with our remote control car football game – challenge your friends and family, and see who wins!Plus, look out for guest appearances by Harith Iskander, who will represent Malaysia in Celebrity Car Wars S2!GAMES ZONEJUST DANCE 2017HISTORY Con 2017, in collaboration with Gamesbond, brings you the Just Dance 17 experience, an hugely fun and interactive game in which players need to follow the routine of an on-screen dancer, scoring points based on their accuracy.Showcase your dancing skills, and compete against your family, friends and even strangers. More than bragging rights are at stake - the highest scorer in each period will win mystery prizes!MINI ESCAPE ROOMTest your wits in the Mini Escape Room and see if you can outthink the puzzles within the time limit!GIANT INFLATABLE GAMESThink inflatables are just for kids? Think again!  These inflatable games will test the strength and balance of the most coordinated adults and children alike.   MALAYSIAN HISTORY ZONE LIFE-SIZED DINOSAURSExperience what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth, with OWG’s impressive life-sized dinosaur display. A sure hit with the kids!NATIONAL MUSEUM INTERACTIVE EXHIBITDelve into Malaysia’s past with fascinating exhibits from the National Museum, including: Replica of Perak Man with a young archaeologist site excavationTools from the Neolithic and Metal ageFossils, fossil finding and dinosaur displaysMelaka Empire and Orang Asli displays and handicrafts.  LIFETIME ZONE MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA COMES TO LIFE! Learn from the best with much-loved MasterChef Australia Judge Matt Preston!  Watch on as he demonstrates his signature simple, yet delicious, dishes at HISTORY Con. Two times daily on Saturday and SundayIn addition, Matt will prepare an 8-course meal for VIP Ticketholders on Friday night so don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a meal specially prepared by a MasterChef Australia Judge! COOKING TUTORIALS WITH JASBIR KAUR Beloved MasterChef Asia finalist Jasbir Kaur, now successful professional caterer,will share her tips and tricks to making perfect roti and more, plus hands-on cooking tutorials. You can also join her on an exclusive food trail at various food stalls and vendors throughout the exhibition area. 1 cooking demonstration on Friday afternoon, 2 per day on Saturday and Sunday Hands-on cooking tutorials at the MasterChef booth – 2 per day on Saturday and Sunday  LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIES – SILENT CINEMAUnwind at Lifetime’s very first silent cinema booth!  You’ll receive a pair wireless headphones so you can fully immerse yourself in the best of Lifetime Original Movies!OPEN ROAD – LIGHT GRAFFITI PHOTO BOOTHWelcome to the Fempire, Malaysia. Using a unique low-light and a slow-speed camera shutter, this photo booth will allow you to share your own messages of strength by creating your very own “light graffiti masterpiece” and let your creativity come to light!Complimentary photo print-outs for all event-goers   OTHER HIGHLIGHTSCELEBRITY MEET & GREETSGet the chance to meet your favourite celebrities in-person, with multiple meet & greet sessions across the weekend.  HISTORY MAKER AWARDS This Negaraku, HISTORY looks back at ten Malaysians who have made significant contributions to the country. Who will be our History Makers in Malaysia? Find out at HISTORY Con!MUSICAL PERFORMANCES HISTORY Con brings you the best up-and-coming indie artists in Malaysia in an exclusive acoustic performance, live on stage.Look out for special guest appearances by Aizat Amdan and Elizabeth Tan.COSPLAY COMPETITIONDo you love cosplay? Come to History Con on Sunday 6 August dressed as your favourite character, and receive FREE entry! Dress to impress, as the best costumes will win attractive prizes! So don't miss out of the first ever History Con Malaysia 2017! 

SNAP AND WIN CONTEST.

Come join us at Art of Speed Malaysia 2017 and stand a chance to win a full car body-sticker-wrap from APD worth RM3,000.  Also up for grabs are 100 x Cash Vouchers worth RM80 each.To join the contest, just follow these simple steps:Step 1: Come join us on Saturday July 29th and Sunday July 30th, 2017 at Art of Speed Malaysia 2017 at MAEPS in Serdang. Look out for the AFO RADIO Booth located at the main entrance of Hall A.Step 2: Take a photo with our display, upload it here at our website, with your complete details before 3pm on Sunday 30th July, 2017.Step 3: Then join us at 3:30pm on Sunday 30th July, 2017 at the Main Stage as we announce the Grand Prize Winner.Upload your pictures on your Instagram and tag us #aforadio #Apdcrew #ArtOfSpeedMY to win Consolation Prizes. Terms & Conditions Apply.

100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship - Circuit 3 at Ayer Keroh, Melaka : aforadio.com

That's a wrap for Circuit 3 of 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship! Team Eagle (A) is the champion for the stop at Ayer Keroh, Melaka which took place at Jebat Racquet Sports Centre.Goh Liu Ying, who is the ambassador and current national badminton player was there during the prize presentation ceremony.The champion team brought home a cash prize of RM3000, VICTOR merchandises and 400 points in the race to qualify for the Grand Finals on 12th & 13th August 2017 at Quill City Mall Kuala Lumpur.Runner-up: BU Dragons managed to bag RM1,500 worth of cash and earned themselves 300 points for the Grand Finals.The Top 6 teams which qualifies for the Grand Finals of the 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship on 12 August 2017 in Quill City Mall Kuala Lumpur are listed below:-1. Team Eagle (A)2. BU Dragons3. Big Planet Travel Sdn. Bhd.4. Multimax5. Yang Yang Airasia6. AKSCThe champion of the Grand Finals wins RM25,000 cash + medals, Panasonic SKY Series air-conditioners + luxury stay at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort in Pulau Redang Malaysia + prizes from Victor!For more updates on 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship and the Grand Finals, www.allmalaysia.my or www.facebook.com/allmalaysia.my 

Art of speed Malaysia 2017, Engineered for better

Art of Speed, Malaysia's very own homegrown Ol-Skool & kustom screen comprising customized cars and bikes, art galleries, interactive activities, as well as a stunt show.To be held on the 29-30 July 2017 at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), Art of Speed 2017 (AOS 2017) will be open from 10:00am-7:00pm. Cars and bikes enthusiasts can expect some exciting international guests including Cole Foster from Salinas Boys Custom cars and Bikes USA, Jeff Holt from Hot Bike Magazine USA, "Copperdave" Freston from USA,Shige Suganuma and Wildman from MOONEYES Japan, Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters.com Japan, Kaichiroh Kurosu from Cherry's Company Japan, Yuichi Yoshizawa from Custom Works Zon from Japan, Jeffery Chang from Air Runner from Taiwan, Shigeo from 420 Kustom from Japan, Chicarockabilly Shima from Singapore, Irvine Jasta and Donny Ariyanto from Indonesia, The Nash from Burnout Magazine Japan, and art collective pinstripe group from Japan; Mokoto, Mr.G, Jetwrench and Cynar.The event will also reward the best talents in the show via the AOS Invitational Bike Build off 2017, which will see 10 builders from Malaysia and Singapore vying for RM10,000 Cash prize( Jury Selection) & RM5,000 Cash Prize (Public Choice).The Invitational aside, will also witness a special collaboration of an iconic brand in Malaysia which is Boon Siew Honda and Art of Speed. The Boon Siew X Art of Speed section also promises to be among the main highlights, where four lifestyle icons such as the Legend Racing Garage, BWB, District Shop Gallery and Ah Ho Motors will be showcasing their creations.If extreme sports is your thing, the HOUSE OF VANS Skateboard and BMX Competition and art workshop is definitely worth checking out.Hot Wheels' lead designer Jun Imai from USA will also grace AOS 2017 with his presence. So, if you're and avid Hot Wheels collector, this is the best time to meet the man behind your favourite scale models.While visitors are busy feasting their eyes on all the machinery, entertaining them will be Oh Chentaku who will be opening  on Saturday, and popular band Hujan who will be closing the event on Sunday.Last but not least, there will also be daily lucky draws, where a CMC XY400 will be given away on Saturday, and a fully custom Yamaha RX-Z twin engine by FNG Works and Beautiful Machines will be given on Sunday.Keeping up with its traditions, the organises are once again bringing in 'Souped up' Japanese vehicles for an exhibition like no other. This year, visitors will be treated with 1. HIDEYA TOGASHI from HIDE MOTORCYCLES feat. 1975 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FL MODEL (JAPAN)2. GEN LOVE ART feat. 1981 IRONHEAD SPORTSTER (JAPAN)3. DAISUKE SAKON from KUSTOMSTYLE feat. 1949 customised FORD "SHOEBOXAccording to Asep Ahmad Iskandar, Founder of Art of Speed Malaysia, "This Year's edition is definitely our best installation yet, with the variety and complexity not only of the vehicles, but we have also expanded the activities throughout the weekend to suit all age groups.""This includes a Show and Shine competition in an air-conditioned 150,000 square feet hall with customs and classics in Hall A, while NEAT Fest occupying Hall C curated by NoEqual, an art gallery called Moto Circus with local and international artists, Kustom and Coffee Talk, as well as children and family friendly activities such as Star Wars costumed charity photo opportunities, a Soapbox Show & Go! marketplace and youth arena featuring an indoor skate park hosted by House of VANS." SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS of Art of Speed Malaysia 2017 will include:Art of Speed Invitational Bike Buil-Off 2017 Cole Foster & friends SHAPING & FABRICATION WORKSHOPDrift TaxiMotorcycle test ridesRoad Rumble 2017-Two Wheels Gathering & Outdoor FestivalFood Park featuring Food Trucks & Vintage Market.Besides the above, there will also be a wide range of enjoyable activities such as:Indoor International Show & Shine community show & CompetitionCar & Motorcycle Mega Club Gathering International Art Gallery (MotoCircus)Pin-Up ladies Indoor & Outdoor MarketplaceSoapBox & GO!Indoor SkateparkViewing Deck & Games Die Cast CompetitionArt of Speed 2017 will also be organizing its third Mega Club Gathering that will inject new excitement to all classic, retro and olskool vehicle owners. The organizer will be hosting these cars at the provided huge exclusive parking lot, which measures up to 3 acres and can fit more than 1,000 vehicles.The winner of Best of Show motorcycle and automobile categories will win package trips to the MOONEYES Yokohama Hotrod an Custom Show this coming December as Guest of Honour.For more information about this event, visit www.artofspeedmy.com or www.facebook.com/ArtOfSpeedMY/

Be A Shark Hero ( BASH) Project Press Conference : www.aforadio.com

Shark Savers Malaysia (SSMY) is organizing a press conference in conjunction of new launch project - Be A Shark Hero (BASH) project. The BASH project is a sequel of My Fin My Life (MFML) campaign in 2016, the objective of the project is to continue engaging Malaysian not just ending the consumption of shark related products but also to empower them in taking action.The purpose of the press conference is to introduce new initiatives and partners on board to continue its advocacy on shark conservation through education and empowerment action plan. The partners involve will include Linkodes, Zoobabies, Berjaya Hotel & Resorts, Acexelent Sdn Bhd, Pocotee & Friends and IM4U.

TAKE YOUR SCREEN TIME MOMENTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THE M&M’s® SCREEN BITE AWARDS 2017 : aforadio.com

M&M’s® is calling all fans to show off their love for M&M’s® and their favourite screen time activity, with the first ever M&M’s® Screen Bite Awards 2017. The regional competition is being launched simultaneously in three countries - Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand - and will see M&M’s® fans vying for a chance to win a trip for two to Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan.From 1 - 22 August, M&M’s® fans and Malaysian consumers will be asked to share their fun "screen" moments by submitting either a photo or a short 20-second video based on three categories - #BestWOW (action), #BestLOL (comedy), or #BestXOXO (romance) - featuring their favourite M&M’s®. Six nominees from each country will be shortlisted to move on to the voting phase, where they will need to achieve the highest votes to become the Grand Prize winner. "M&M’s® recognizes the role screen time activities play in the lives of Malaysians; whether its watching a movie in the cinema, TV at home or vides on YouTube, posting on social media or playing mobile and console games. So, we decided to organize the M&M’s® Screen Bite Awards to help our fans share their special screen time moments with friends and family. We believe this campaign is a great platform for us to not only connect with fans of M&M’s®, but also bring them together in the spirit of fun and entertainment with their perfect screen time companion, M&M’s®, " commented Yee Pek Kuan, Category Director of MARS Chocolate SEA.In conjunction with the launch of the M&M’s® Screen Bite Awards, friends of M&M’s® Malaysia were treated to an exclusive screening of Baby Driver, one of the most anticipated movies to hit the silver screen this summer, at MBO Cinemas in Starling Mall. As the perfect screen-time companion, the cinematic experience was further enhanced with a special assortment of M&M’s® goodies to enjoy during the show. Friends of M&M’s® who were present included YouTube sensation Lugmannulhakim Kamaruddin (Luqman Podolski) and actor, Shaheizy Sam of 'Polis Evo' fame.The M&M’s® Screen Bite Awards Contest Mechanics1) From 1 - 22 August 2017, log on to www.screenbiteawards.com 2) Register and choose a category to upload your photo or 20-second video:#BestWOW: Show us your most action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled moment with your favourite M&M’s®#BestLOL: Show us your funniest, most hilarious way of enjoying your favourite M&M’s®#BestXOXO: Love is in the air! Show us your most romantic or cutest way of sharing your M&M’s® with someone you love3) Upload your best screen time moments and stand a chance to be in the running for the Grand PrizeTwo finalists for each category will be selected to represent their country for the voting phase from 7 - 21 Sept 2017, during which consumers will get to vote for their favourite screen time moments. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on 29 Sept 2017.For more info about the M&M’s® Screen Bite Awards, visit www.screenbiteawards.com or fb.com/mmsMalaysia 

Cathay Pacific & Cathay Dragon presents The Sounds of Travelling Well : aforadio.com

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon launched The Sounds of Travelling Well - a song and music video created by recording the sounds of travel. The Sounds of Travelling Well ContestThere will be a weekly contest running across 4 weeks for participants to win a pair of flight tickets to a destination within Asia. To participate, visit soundsoftravellingwell.cathaypacific.com and submit your most memorable sounds of travel or sound experience you wish to discover on your next trip. Don't forget to share your submission on your Facebook page to stand a chance to win!Weekly contest runs from 25 July - 21 August 2017.

ONE Championship adds 18-year old Malaysia Muay Thai prodigy : aforadio.com

Hayatun Najihin is the latest female to join the Malaysian contingent in ONE Championship, after superstar Ann Osman of Kuala Lumpur.“It’s an honour for me to join Asia’s biggest martial arts platform, and I plan to give honour to those that have come before me,” said Hayatun.“I know this is a big opportunity in my career, and I can’t wait to show the Malaysian fans that they have a new warrior they can root for.”Only 18 years of age, she is young and ready for a great showing as a professional. After an amazing 2016, her best year as a Muay Thai fighter, Hayatun transitions into mixed martial arts for the region's top promotion.“I am extremely glad for the opportunity that was given to me,” Hayatun added.“After a successful amateur career, I am now looking forward to a long and fruitful professional career. It’s going to be difficult, but with hard work and dedication, I know I can achieve great things.”Hayatun is a former wushu practitioner and a former MIMMA Season 4 women's champion. She's also a IMMAF Asia Open bronze medalist, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt and a former SEA Open gold and silver medalist.ONE Championship has a roster filled with great talent, not the least of which are the female warriors that showcase their skills inside the cage. Arguably the biggest star in the promotion is Angela Lee of Singapore, the company's atomweight titleholder and arguably one of the most well-known MMA figthers in the world. “I’m going to take things slow, cultivate my skills and work on my game the right way. In the end, it’s all about doing my country proud,” said Hayatun. “I’m willing to take on all challengers, but the biggest challenge I have ahead is myself and my own self-improvement. Nothing happens without my dedication to my craft, and I plan to get better until one day I am at the top.”For more details, visit www.onefc.com 

Slide The City Returns to Kuala Lumpur : aforadio.com

Slide The City is returning to Kuala Lumpur and it is gonna be here for a month long! Get you hats, sunscreen lotions and swimsuits ready for the massive three-lane slides under the sun! With a wide selection of food trucks as well as activities for all ages, we assure you that it's gonna be good fun!Date: 30th Sept - 29th Oct 2017Day & Time: Fri (5pm - 12am) / Sat (9am-12am) / Sun (9am - 12am)Venue: Setia City Convention Centre, Shah AlamTickets are on sale for RM29 for unlimited slides or if you want to feel like a VIP, get your tickets at RM86.Slide the City is a worldwide phenomenon and has invaded major cities including United States, Canada, Columbia, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan and many more.For more details and updates, visit www.slidethecity.asia or www.facebook.com/slidethecitymalaysia

Guinness Art of Pour Malaysia Winners : aforadio.com

Heineken Malaysia Berhad revealed the winners of Guinness Perfect Pour contest, at a prize-giving session in The Tavern, Sungei Way brewery. The winners representing four regions in Malaysia - Central, North, South and East Malaysia - faced stiff competition from more than 1,000 entries across the country in search of the perfectly-poured pint of Guinness.11 participants were shortlisted from more than 1,000 entries, and converged at the Sungei Way Brewery to discover who among them poured the best pint in their regions. The prize for this competition was an all-expenses-paid trip to the home of Guinness - Dublin, Ireland.How to pour the perfect pint of Guinness:1. Take a cool, dry, Guinness-branded pint glass2. Hold the glass firmly at 45° degress under the tap3. Pull the handle fully forward towards you. Slowly straighten the glass as it fills. Stop when the glass is ¾ full.4. Leave the surge to settle, allowing the creamy head to form. The head should be between 10 and 15mm high.5. Top up the glass by pushing the tap handle away from you. Stop when the head us proud of the rim.6. Enjoy your perfect pint of Guinness!"Our commitment to excellent quality brews at Heineken Malaysia doesn't stop when our beer leaves the brewery," said Andrew Woon, Sales Director at Heineken Malaysia Berhad."We want to make sure that every drinker gets the perfect pint in their hand, every time. That's why initiatives like the Guinness Perfect Pour training programme, along with others under the Heineken Star Academy, are so important. The perfect serve takes in many aspects - the flavour, the aroma, the presentation - and showcases the beer as the work of art it is.The quality we have seen in the Guinness Perfect Pour contest has been very impressive, and choosing the very best from across the country has not been an easy task. The winners, along with the rest of the participants, have shown that our drinkers can expect their favourite brews to be served at a world-class standard across the country."For more information, please visit www.heinekenmalaysia.com 

PARADIGM MALL AND AIRASIA BIG LOYALTY GIVE AWAY A BRAND NEW NISSAN X-TRAIL TO A LUCKY SHOPPER

KELANA JAYA, 22 July 2017- In celebration of Paradigm Mall's 5th Anniversary, the mall organised a joint campaign with AirAsia BIG Loyalty titled The BIG Giveaway which featured fun and fantastic activities and giveaway worth RM135,000 over the last few months.Tay Lit Tatt won the Grand Prize - a brand new Nissan X-Trail worth over RM135,000. He was not only surprised but ecstatic as his name was drawn from over 11,000 entries. Commenting on the win at a special prize presentation held at Paradigm Mall earlier today Tay Lit Tatt said, "I cant believe it. I never thought that just shopping at a mall would give me the opportunity to win a new ride. Thank you so much Paradigm Mall and AirAsia BIG Loyalty for this wonderful prize.During the campaign period from 29 April - 7 July 2017, all shoppers had to do was spend a minimum of RM100 at Paradigm Mall, fill up an entry form and drop their entries into the lucky draw box located at the Concierge Counter at Paradigm Mall. In addition, there were also 10 consolation prizes of 10,000 AirAsia Big points each that were given away during the prize presentation to 10 lucky shoppers who now have the chance to go on that dream holiday with their love ones.Tan Boon Leong, Center Manager of Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya said "It has been a great five years. The BIG Giveaway was our way of saying thank you to our loyal customers who have been a great support to us. The community plays an important role in contributing to the success of Paradigm Mall PJ."We will continue to enhance the mix of retail brands to cater to the needs of every shopper. We hope that loyal shoppers will continue to support us while attracting new ones who will find it amazing to shop at Paradigm Mall PJ."Kathleen Leong, Head of Commercial for Malaysia and Singapore, AirAsia Big Loyalty, said, "We are delighted to have been able to collaborate with Paradigm Mall to celebrate their 5th Anniversary. Partnerships like this are important as it gives us the opportunity to provide a wide range of attractive benefits and privileges to AirAsia BIG Loyalty members.""As we continue to innovate and strive to improve the loyalty programme, members of our AirAsia BIG Loyalty can look forward to more exciting rewards and benefits in the coming months so stay tuned. For those of you who have yet to sign up, I urge you to do so now so you'll not miss out on what's coming," she added.Paradigm Mall is the exclusive shopping mall partners for AirAsia BIG Loyalty. Shoppers can collect AirAsia BIG Points all year long by presenting their receipts at the Concierge Counter for validation where they can earn 1 AirAsia BIG point for every Ringgit spent on weekends and public holidays, and double AirAsia BIG points on weekdays. *The Programme is subject to other terms and conditions. The AirAsia BIG Loyalty mobile app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For more information on the mobile app plus other updates, log on to http://www.airasiabig.com or follow AirAsia BIG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more information on Paradigm Mall, please visit www.paradigmmall.com.my you may also visit the Concierge Counter at Level CC, Paradigm Mall or call the customer service hotline at +60 3 7801 1188 for further enquires.

R.I.P Chester Bennington the lead singer of Linkin Park.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has passed away.TMZ reported that Law enforcement sources informed them that the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.Chester was very close with Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide by hanging in May. Today would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday. Chester wrote an open letter to Chris on the day of Chris' suicide.Cornell's wife, Vicky, tweeted out a message following the news of Chester's death, saying, "Just when I thought my heart couldn't break any more ... I love you T."The band has had a string of hits over the years, including "Faint," "In the End" and "Crawling." Linkin Park crossed music genres, collaborating with Jay-Z.The band's album, "Meteora," was one of the biggest alternative albums in music history. Bennington was 41. - Source TMZ.comHere's a video of Chester Bennington talking about depression. Here's a video Billboard made in memoriam of Chester Bennington.

Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017

Miss Cosmopolitan World (MWC) 2017 is a Beauty Pageant comprising of 30 countries from all around the world, this prestigious event will be hosted by Amelia Production, the founder of Miss Cosmopolitan World, its main objective is to inject great vitality into the concept of competition and participation. Started in 2015 with the hopes of creating an annual event of great popularity, and with many golden moments cherished by appreciative audiences all around the world. This year for the third time in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, they will be looking to crown Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017.Ms. Amelia Liew (Founder)  "This year, Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 will be exclusively catered for beautiful, passionate, intelligent and charismatic woman from all over the world. The Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 will be the most glamorous and eye-catching with uniqueness beauty contest ever organised in Malaysia." Said Ms. Amelia Liew.The Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 is organised with the Support from Tourism Malaysia, and Penang State Tourism, the official partners for the pageant are, AFO Radio, Zeon Properties and HARTA, and the official Hotel and venue sponsor is Marriott Putrajaya, where the grand finals will be held on the 16th September 2017. For all who are interested in participating in this pageant and if you think that you have what it takes, there are the criteria that they are looking for, Natural born Female(Non Muslim), from all over the world, age 18-28years.Minimum height of 168cmIf you got what it takes and want to find-out more, visit the pageant website at: www.misscosmopolitanworld.com, or FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/MissCosmopolitanWorldOfficialThere will also be a live audition taking place on the Friday 22nd September 2017, 10am-3pm at Dazzling Cafe, F-001, Mid Valley Megamall.So those who are interested in participating, mark your calendar and go checkout Miss Cosmopolitan World website for more details.

Saiful Merican motivated to continue career renaissance in ONE Championship : aforadio.com

“I’ve worked to be in this position again. I am not letting go. I am excited to be in this new journey. I hope everything will turn our great for me in the future,” said Merican.He will be going against Chinese combatant "Rock Man" Chen Lei at ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS which takes place on 5 August 2017, Cotai Arena of The Venetian Macao in Macao, China.“I am looking forward to put on a great performance for my fans. I have been training hard and going through strategies with my coaches. I hope to give my 101 percent in the cage on August 5th,” Merican stated.“I am keenly working with my coaches for this fight because I want to maintain my speed and explosiveness. It has been my trademark ever since. Maintaining my signature traits as a fighter in my upcoming bout will boost my confidence inside that cage,” he asserted.“I know this will not be easy because I have a tough foe in front of me. But I am confident that I will prevail. For sure, it’s going to be a good fight. It will not go into the three judges’ hands for a decision.It will have a decisive finish,” Merican ended.For more details, visit www.onefc.com  

100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship - Circuit 2 at 1 Shamelin, Cheras : aforadio.com

That's a wrap for Circuit 2 of 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship! We've got the champion for the stop at 1 Shamelin, Cheras who are BU Dragons.We have our very own Malaysia's Men's Doubles, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong who were prize presenters on the 16th July 2017.The champion team brought home a cash prize of RM3000, VICTOR merchandises and 400 points in the race to qualify for the Grand Finals on 12th & 13th August 2017 at Quill City Mall Kuala Lumpur.Runner-up: AKSC who managed to bag RM1,500 worth of cash and earned themselves 300 points for the Grand Finals.For more updates on 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship, www.allmalaysia.my or www.facebook.com/allmalaysia.my 

Malaysian Featherweight Star Keanu Subba to Face Christian Lee in Battle of Top Prospects : aforadio.com

There will be fireworks when Keanu Subba (5-2) meets Christian Lee (6-1) at the center of ONE Championship cage at ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS on 18 August 2017 at Stadium Negara in KL.“I’ve never been more prepared both mentally and physically to take out Christian Lee,” said Subba. “I will shut down the doubters on August 18. It’s going to be an exciting fight, one that I have definitely been looking forward to for a long time now.”“It’s going to be an action-packed fight. I’m ready to throw leather,” said Subba. “I’m comfortable wherever the fight goes.”“This fight is going to be a treat for the fans,” said Subba. “We’re both young fighters on the rise, and are probably just a few wins away from a title shot. Whatever happened previously in our careers don’t matter much though, because what’s important is what happens next. I believe I’m ahead of the game because of how much I have improved as a fighter.”With the fight promising to be an action-packed affair, fans are definitely riled up to see this colossal matchup. By the time the final bell sounds off on this matchup, everyone will be a winner -- most especially the fans.Both Subba and Lee have great enough potential that a loss for either of them would reap the same benefits as a win. The two young fighters, beyond pushing each other to their limits, represent the future of Asian MMA. For more details, visit www.onefc.com 

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS IN KUALA LUMPUR ON 18 AUGUST : aforadio.com

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced another blockbuster evening of authentic martial arts action. ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS is set to return to the iconic Stadium Negara on 18 August for another spectacular showcase of Asia’s top martial arts talent. In the main event, undefeated ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov of Russia puts his world title on the line against top contender Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Australia.Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “It is always an exciting time in Kuala Lumpur whenever our world-class athletes climb atop Asia’s biggest and grandest martial arts stage. Our warriors are eager to put on a show for fans in Kuala Lumpur, and it is our honor to have them perform in this marvelous city. Marat Gafurov and Martin Nguyen are two of the promotion’s finest featherweights. They have met before, with Gafurov taking victory via submission in their first encounter. This time, however, a better-prepared and refocused Nguyen vows to finally bring the title back to Sydney.”Marat “Cobra” Gafurov of Dagestan, Russia, is the reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion. An undefeated martial artist with 15 wins and no losses, Gafurov is a high-level grappler with 11 of his wins coming by impressive submission over top-caliber opponents. Rarely challenged and always dominant, Gafurov captured the featherweight title in 2015 with a gutsy victory over former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa in an epic battle. In his last bout, Gafurov defeated Jadambaa once again in a rematch a year later to cement his claim as the undisputed ONE Featherweight World Champion. He will defend his title next against Australia’s Martin Nguyen.28-year old Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Sydney, Australia, is a former featherweight title challenger with a 8-1 professional record. His only loss came at the hands of reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov, when he stepped up to accept their first showdown on just a few days’ notice. None of Nguyen’s victories have gone to a decision, giving him five solid knockout wins as well as three victories by submission. In his last bout, Nguyen defeated Japanese veteran warrior Kazunori Yokota via first-round knockout. Nguyen’s all-around skill set allows him to compete at the highest level as a professional. In a highly-anticipated rematch, Nguyen once again receives a shot at the ONE Featherweight World Championship when he takes on Marat Gafurov for the second time.Ev “E.T.” Ting is a professional martial artist with deep roots in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Living and training out of Auckland, New Zealand, Ting owns a stellar 13-4 professional record, including four wins by submission and four exciting knockouts. A winner of four of his last five bouts over top-caliber opponents, Ting is one of the most talented competitors to come out of Malaysia. In his most recent bout, Ting challenged ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang, falling by unanimous decision in a gruelling five-round matchup. Ting now returns to Kuala Lumpur to face another challenge in Nobutatsu Suzuki.A 39-year old Japanese veteran from Tokyo, Nobutatsu Suzuki is the former ONE Welterweight World Champion. With a professional record of 11-2-2, Suzuki is adept in both striking and grappling, also possessing well-rounded wrestling ability. He first captured the inaugural title with a victory over veteran competitor Brock Larson, only to succumb to now-reigning champion Ben Askren in the bout following. After a break from competition, Suzuki now returns as a lightweight to face Ev Ting.Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be making his return to the ONE Championship cage following his first shot at a world title opposite reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren. Although Thani fell short of victory against the American, he gained a great amount of experience as a result and has emerged as a more seasoned combatant. The 21-year old is 7-1 as a professional, with five of his seven victories ending in the first round. All of Thani’s victories have come by exciting finish. The young Malaysian has shown steady improvement in each outing. He is now set to take on Sherif Mohamed.Sherif “The Shark” Mohamed is a professional martial artist from Cairo, Egypt, with a 8-3 record. The Evolution Light Heavyweight Champion, Sherif is a well-versed kickboxer and wrestler with all eight of his wins coming by finish. Of his total victories, Sherif owns four submissions and four knockouts, proving his versatility and well-rounded game. In his last bout, the Egyptian Top Team standout made his ONE Championship debut opposite Igor Subora. This time, Sherif takes on top welterweight Agilan Thani.Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, is one of the country’s most talented martial artists. With a professional record of 15-5, Belingon is known as a fierce competitor with the ability to finish opponents in a variety of methods. The 29-year old wushu stalwart owns six big knockouts on his resume, and is one of the most feared strikers in the bantamweight division. In his last bout, Belingon stopped Finnish grappling sensation Toni “Dynamite” Tauru with a volley of devastating strikes. He now takes on another tough task ahead in Reece McLaren.25-year old Reece “Lightning” McLaren is a Filipino-Australian professional martial artist from Toowoomba, Australia. He made his ONE Championship debut in 2015 with a spectacular submission victory over top bantamweight contender Mark Striegl, and then followed up that win with a unanimous decision over highly-regarded prospect Muin Gafurov. In his last bout, McLaren challenged Bibiano Fernandes for the ONE Bantamweight World Championship, falling just short of victory by way of split decision. Next up, he takes on Filipino striker Kevin Belingon.Malaysia’s Gianni Subba is a 24-year old flyweight prospect from Kuala Lumpur. He spends time carefully honing his craft with talented teammates, including brother Keanu, at Bali MMA in Indonesia. A winner of five of his last six bouts, Subba is a seasoned athlete with a stellar 8-2 clip in his young career. Five of his seven wins have come either by submission or by crowd-pleasing technical knockout. In his next assignment, the crafty Riku Shibuya poses a stern challenge.Japanese martial arts sensation Riku “The Outsider” Shibuya won the hearts of fans with his exciting, unorthodox style and powerful combinations. With a professional martial arts record of 13-3-2, Shibuya has figured in a series of exciting battles throughout his career. A former ONE Flyweight World Championship title contender, Shibuya is a veteran and easily one of the most enjoyable competitors to watch. In his last bout, the 32-year old took on Roy Doliguez in January 2016 to win a unanimous decision. After a recuperative break, Shibuya returns to take on Gianni Subba in what should be an intense matchup.31-year old Ann “Athena” Osman of Kota Kinabalu is Malaysia’s premier women’s combat sports star. Training out of the coastal locale of Sabah, the female warrior hones her craft at Borneo Tribal Squad, advancing her skills in various disciplines such as wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Muay Thai. A well-rounded martial artist, Osman likes to use her strength to overpower opponents and is extremely aggressive, always looking for the finish. Osman will take on Singapore’s May Ooi in her return to the ONE Championship cage.Singaporean female strawweight prospect May Ooi is a professional martial artist and a ONE Championship newcomer. With a 2-2 professional record, Ooi is a hard-working competitor possessing well-rounded striking and grappling skills. A former swimmer, Ooi represented Singapore in the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona. Today, she is one of the country’s most talented martial artists. Ooi is set to make her ONE Championship debut opposite Malaysia’s Ann Osman.26-year old Robin Catalan of Iloilo City, Philippines, is a member of the Catalan fighting family and a professional martial artist competing in the ONE Championship strawweight division. He currently owns a record of six wins and two losses, which includes two wins by submission and two by knockout. In his last bout, Catalan went head-to-head with fellow Filipino warrior Jeremy Miado to nab the win via split decision. Now, Catalan is set to face former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand.Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke is a three-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai world champion who has a 7-2 record as a professional martial artist. He is known as a technical striker with quick hands and lightning feet, employing some of the most unique and creative combinations. As a martial artist with over 25 years of competitive experience, Dejdamrong is a seasoned veteran. In his last bout, Dejdamrong took on Indonesia’s Adrian Matheis to bag a first-round knockout victory. Next, the Thai warrior goes up against Robin Catalan.22-year old Keanu Subba of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is one of the most promising young talents in ONE Championship’s featherweight ranks. He is 5-2 as a professional after making a name for himself as a MIMMA featherweight champion. In his most recent bout, Subba trumped fellow top prospect Ahmed Mujtaba of Pakistan, winning impressively by first-round submission. Subba’s experience inside the ONE Championship cage as a young fighter has taught him great lessons that he says has helped him improve his overall game. He is set to face Christian Lee in a highly-anticipated clash of young stars.19-year old Christian “The Warrior” Lee, younger brother of reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, began his professional martial arts career on an absolute tear, railing off five straight victories by thrilling finish. He has impressed fans with his ability to seek out stoppage wins over top-caliber opponents. In his last bout, Lee toppled Chinese prospect Wan Jianping via first-round technical knockout to improve his record to 6-1. Known as an unpredictable striker with unorthodox grappling technique, Lee is now set to face rival Keanu Subba of Malaysia.Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly is a 33-year old Filipino martial arts talent and one of the brightest featherweight prospects to emerge from the Philippines. A professional martial artist with a complete striking and grappling skill set, Kelly brings Team Lakay’s world-renowned wushu to centerstage as he looks to showcase his expertise inside the ONE Championship cage. Kelly has won his last three outings by spectacular finish. In his last bout, Kelly scored a third-round technical knockout of veteran competitor Sunoto of Indonesia. Kelly seeks to continue his amazing run, this time against Emilio Urrutia.Emilio “The Honey Badger” Urrutia is an American martial artist from Miami, Florida. The 30-year old made his professional debut in 2013, and has since produced a solid 9-4 record. A skilled grappler, four of Urrutia’s nine total victories have come by submission. Training out of the renowned Tiger Muay Thai gym in Thailand and Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore, Urrutia is set to make his ONE Championship debut as a featherweight. He will take on Filipino sensation Edward Kelly.38-year old Rene “The Challenger” Catalan of Manila, Philippines, is a 2006 Asian Games gold medalist in wushu. He made his ONE Championship debut in 2013 against Brazil’s Alex Silva, and has since amassed a 2-2, 1 No Contest professional record. In September of 2016, Catalan notched his first victory in the promotion with a unanimous decision over Zhang You Liang. In his most recent bout, Catalan submitted Adrian Matheis by armbar in the second round. Now Catalan is looking for his third straight victory, this time against Bu Huo You Ga.24-year old martial artist Bu Huo You Ga of China is a ONE Championship prospect with a professional record of four wins and two losses. He made his promotional debut in January of 2016 in the ONE Changsha Bantamweight Tournament, winning against Cai Chang Bo in his first bout, but losing to Ma Haobin shortly after. Months later, Bu Huo You Ga returned to competition as a flyweight to win the 2016 ONE Hefei Flyweight Tournament. Early in his professional career, Bu Huo You Ga has shown an incredible fighting spirit with solid striking and grappling offensive skills. Now ready to take his career to the next level, Bu Huo You Ga takes on Filipino wushu specialist Rene Catalan.For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com or www.facebook.com/ONEChampionshipFollow ONE Championship on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship

JUICECO, MALAYSIA’S LARGEST FRUIT JUICE STORE IS NOW OPEN IN BANGSAR!

Kuala Lumpur, 11 July 2017 – Juiceco Malaysia, the first fruit juice store of its kind locally, was officially launched in Bangsar. Renowned Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan also extended her glamorous footprint and made an appearance at the grand launch of Juiceco.  Juiceco is Malaysia’s largest fruit juice store and it will be serving up a variety of more than 200 unique, fun, preservative-free fruit and vegetable juices, blends, smoothies, milk shakes and specialty juices. The drinks range from RM5 to RM15 per cup.At the grand launch of Juiceco Malaysia, Kareena Kapoor Khan (middle) and Directors from Vitamin Palace Sdn Bhd cheered with Juiceco’s signature drinks to commemorate the joyful occasion.“We are thrilled to make our first endeavor into the Southeast Asian market. We could not have found a better location for our first store than Bangsar which attracts an eclectic crowd because Juiceco has a drink to suit every palate, whether it is something healthy or indulgent. Customers will find a good range, be it the traditional orange juice to unique innovative options using local fruits like bananas, pineapples and dragon fruits,” said Mr Zainul Abidin bin Muhammad Kutty, Director of Vitamin Palace Sdn Bhd.Juiceco Malaysia store also features a unique and innovative fresh fruits décor in-store to give patrons a rejuvenating experience as they enjoy their choice of beverage.Kareena Kapoor Khan, otherwise fondly known as Bebo by her fans, had this to say at the grand launch, “I am very excited to be here at the launch of Juiceco Malaysia. I had the opportunity to taste a mix of Juiceco’s range of juices, and I love them all but my ultimate favourite is the signature drink, the Jamaica. It is a fruity mix of mango, banana, apple, carrot and pineapple, and topped with ice cream!”. This was Kareena’s third visit to Malaysia.  Juiceco is owned and managed by Vitamin Palace from the Middle East. Vitamin Palace opened its doors to all things healthy about 40 years ago with the aim to promote a healthy living lifestyle through its chain of health and juice bars. Juiceco Malaysia is Vitamin Palace’s first foray into Southeast Asia. Currently, Vitamin Palace has a staff force of 600 located in more than 30 outlets around the GCC countries (Gulf Cooperation Council consisting of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates).“We believe in staying true to our tradition of providing unique, trendy, quality and refreshing juices with the sole purpose of satisfying our customers’ needs. Juiceco strives to become the preferred choice in the market that they operate in by offering quality products and impeccable service that suffices the needs of their customers. Seeing that Malaysia has a good infrastructure and coupled with a culturally diverse population, we believe that Juiceco has a potential to capture the heart of Malaysians and expand in the market,” added Mr Sharafudheen, Managing Director of Vitamin Palace Sdn Bhd.With 200 types of juices for Malaysia, Juiceco aims to add more stores and to share more fun with everyone. There are plans by Vitamin Palace Sdn Bhd to open 3 to 5 outlets within the next 12 months within Klang Valley, while considering other populated areas in states like Johor and Penang too.  As part of the promotional effort to commemorate the launch of Juiceco Malaysia, a social media contest was organised prior to the opening and 40 social media winners were chosen for a meet-and-greet with Kareena Kapoor Khan. Each winner was rewarded with a Juiceco goody bag comprising a t-shirt, a mug and RM20 vouchers valid from 15 July to 31 August 2017.Kareena Kapoor Khan extended her glamorous footprint in Malaysia and signed a Juiceco t-shirt which will be displayed at the store. Juiceco is located at No. 2, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. For more information or to find out more about the store’s happenings, visit Juiceco Malaysia’s website at juiceco.com.my/, or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/juicecomalaysia/.

ALOFT HOTELS & MTV SPOTLIGHT TOP REGIONAL MUSIC TALENT WITH THE FOURTH ANNUAL PROJECT ALOFT STAR: AMPLIFIED BY MTV IN ASIA PACIFIC : aforadio.com

Designed for the millennial traveler, Marriott International’s Aloft® Hotels and the biggest and boldest global youth brand, MTV, is now accepting submissions for the fourth Asia Pacific edition of Project Aloft Star, amplified by MTV.With the success of the past three years, the reach of the competition is now extended to Australia and Indonesia. Providing an annual platform to discover music talent, the competition will identify and support aspiring music acts in nine markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Last year, the competition drew over 500 entries and 600,000 public votes.Project Aloft Star 2016 South Korea Winner - Brown WhaleProject Aloft Star, amplified by MTV; promotes Aloft’s commitment to supporting self-expression by identifying the latest emerging music talents in the region. The response every year from musicians and fans has been tremendous and the competition is a highly anticipated event that’s become known for showcasing original music from aspiring acts. Together with MTV, Aloft has helped boost the visibility and quality of original compositions amongst musicians and continues to be a catalyst for musical creativity, with Project Aloft Star serving as a platform for showcasing the hottest up-and-coming artists.Project Aloft Star 2016 GC Winner - Wang Dazhi (a.k.a. Big Tattoo)Partnering with music and entertainment powerhouse MTV, Project Aloft Star is expected to create region-wide awareness and buzz for the latest instalment of the exciting competition. MTV is the only global music player with coordinated local on-air and online teams, reaching millions of music fans every day. From large-scale live shows to on-air programmes such as MTV Ok Danceoke and MTV PUSH, MTV is widely recognized as a youth destination for discovering music and talents.Project Aloft Star 2016 SEA Winner - Soph RetiefThe competition covers key markets in the Asia Pacific via three contest clusters consisting of Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), Southeast Asia and Australia (Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand), and South Korea.Bands, artists and songwriters are invited to submit their original compositions[1] – either through YouTube, Youku, or SoundCloud[2] links to the website at projectaloftstar.mtvasia.com, between 5 July to 21 August 2017.Public voting for People’s Choice FinalistFour finalists will be shortlisted for each cluster – three will be selected by judges from MTV, and the fourth will be a People’s Choice finalist. From 25 August to 11 September, the public can vote for their favorite artist from curated entries on projectaloftstar.mtvasia.com. One voter per cluster will also stand a chance to win US$1,000.Live finals at the newest Aloft Hotels in AsiaThe four shortlisted finalists[3] in each cluster will perform at the finals in front of a live audience, and a panel of judges from Aloft, MTV and the music entertainment industry. Aloft and MTV are partnering up with Believe Distribution Services - a leading independent distributor and services provider for artists and labels worldwide - to offer a career-changing prize. Each winning artist will receive a mentorship from MTV and Believe Distribution Services, a Believe Distribution Services deal for marketing and distribution, and US$10,000 to kickstart their music career.Finals will be held from October to November 2017 at Asia’s newest Aloft hotels: Aloft Perth for the Australia and Southeast Asia finals, Aloft Seoul Myeongdong for the South Korea finals, and Aloft Taipei Zhongshan for the Greater China finals.

Say Hello to the World of New Possibilities with the new Moto Z2 Play, Moto C and Moto E4 : aforadio.com

Motorola announced a new addition to its Moto Z family with the all new Moto Z2 Play, which can instantly transform into exactly what you need, when you need it, when paired with Moto Mods. Now it's thinner, lighter and faster, the Moto Z2 Play delivers on the features you care about, while still offering transformative experiences with Moto Mods.The Moto Z™ family of smartphones with Moto Mods™ has allowed people to do things that were never before possible with a phone. From projecting up to a 70" screen anywhere to adding 10x optical zoom, Moto Mods offer unprecedented mobile innovation. This gives you even more new ways to transform your smartphone.Moto Z2 PlayAll metal unibody design5.5" Full HD Super AMOLED displayAll-day battery2.2GHz Octa-Core ProcessorUp to 7 hours of power with 15 mins of chargingFirst camera combining laser & dual autofocus pixels5MP Front CameraMoto VoiceTwo colours: Lunar Gray & Fine GoldRM1,999Available for sale at all authorised Lenovo Mobile dealers and retail outlets.The first 1,000 customers who purchase the new Moto Z2 Play at authorised dealers and retail outlets will receive an exclusive gift box (Carbon Fiber Style Cap, Moto Z2 Play Metal Phone Frame, Motorola Selfie Stick and Nano Liquid Film) worth RM299**While stocks lastCatch the Motorola Cars!From 7th - 12th July 2017, you can keep a look out for the Motorola cars in Klang Valley.. and stand a chance to win a new Moto Z2 Play worth RM1,999 as well as daily prizes! For more information on contest mechanics, routes and details visit www.facebook.com/MotoMsia Moto C Plus4,000mAh battery power (last up to 30 hrs)5" HD Display8MP Rear Camera2MP Front CameraQuad-core processorAndroid™ 7.1Two colours: Starry Black & Fine GoldRM539Moto C5" Display5MP Rear Camera2MP Front CameraAvailable in 3G2,350mAh battery powerDual-SIMQuad-core processorAndroid™ 7.1Two colours: Starry Black & Pearl WhiteRM399Moto E4 Plus5.5" HD Display5000mAh Battery Power10W Rapid ChargerFingerprint reader13MP Auto-Focus Rear Camera5MP Front Camera with Selfie FlashQuad-core processor4G speedAndroid™ 7.1Two colours: Iron Gray & Fine GoldRM799Moto E45" HD DisplayQuad-core processor4G Speed8MP Autofocus Rear Camera5MP Front Camera2800mAh Battery PowerTwo colours: Iron Gray & Blush GoldRM639The new range of Moto smartphones embody the commitment towards meeting the needs of different users, including the entry-level market, while keeping up with the demands of our dynamic society today.Moto Z2 Play, Moto C, Moto C Plus, Moto E4, and Moto E4 Plus are now available at all authorised Lenovo Mobile dealers and retail outlets.For further information on the new Moto products, visit www.moto.com.my/my/home or follow www.facebook.com/MotoMsia 

Don't miss this weeks Live broadcast of AirAsia Goes Live For Visit Asean@50 With A Unique Travel Series, ‘Adventure Live’

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 asimple 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). If you missed last weeks show, here is the recording.Broadcasting from Yangon, Myanmar! Find out why people from all over are flocking to this latest boomtown in Southeast Asia.Follow Natalie’s adventure as she meanders through Yangon’s bustling streets and narrow alleyways to meet new friends and sample some exotic delicacies.Stay till the end for a chance to win 50,000 AirAsia BIG Points!AirAsia flies 14x weekly to Yangon. Book now on airasia.comExplore Southeast Asia affordably with Asean Pass @airasia.com/­aseanpass#AdventureLive #LiveLifeUnexpectedFor more promos and the latest broadcast go to www.facebook.com/AirAsia/

5th Edition of The Bald, Bold & Beautiful

80 musicians to perform and 8 to go bald  in support of Childhood CancerAn electic combination of eighty young and veteran artists will grace Waikiki PJ stage on Sunday 9th July to raise funds for children undergoing cancer treatment. The much talked about annual fundraiser, Bald, Bold & Beautiful  will enter its 5th year with eight participants going bald in between performances. Among those joining the cause in going bald “live” at the event are Waikiki’s owner Tony Siew, ardent & repeat participants Shel Ling, Y C Ang, Dr Jean Teoh from Ipoh, Helen Sta Maria and Dr. Revathi Rajagopal, Paediatric Oncologist of University Malaya Medical Centre  (UMMC). Also going bald for the first time are a couple known in the local entertainment scene, Amizan Ariffin & his wife Kyra Neng.Scheduled to commence from 5pm sharp, the 8-hour non-stop live entertainment boasts of some seriously exciting acts, ranging from impressive young bands to stalwarts in the music industry. It will be a treat to see and feel the energy of so many young talented bands on one stage. They include the flamboyant musical pop group Fazz, Volatile from Penang, Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men, Battle Bloom, RYOT Jones and The Maha Jeffery Band. Joining them will be the highly popular Evelyn Feroza & Lethrio, Russell & The Rowdy Gentlemen, Hazel Leong & friends, Double Aze, Purple Haze, The Flerz, Debbie Su & Friends and Oyent Hazryl. There will be a special guest from Louisiana, Seth Roach who will share the stage with fellow local musicians. One can expect more surprises & special appearances by guest artists at the closing jam hosted by Joy Victor, 9 Lives & friends.Funds for the evening are raised through proceeds from the 1st drink charge of Rm30 nett per person, a percentage of bar sales for the night, T-Shirt sales as well as last minute auctions and donations. Meanwhile those going bald or bold have already started the ball rolling by sourcing donations for their participation.The event is organized annually by a fully voluntary group who call themselves Tribute To Kindness also known as TTK.  TTK is a community of like minded friends, getting together to make a difference for those in crucial need of medical aid. A more focused objective was adopted in 2012 to support Childhood Cancer (the Gold Ribbon). TTK started off organizing ad hoc events at Waikiki Club PJ from 2009. They have extended financial aid to specific causes i.e. Kirtarsh Orphanage and a number of musicians who were in critical need for medical attention. In 2012, TTK organized a family fiesta called “Share The Power of a Wish” and raised RM31,000 to fulfill the wishes of 60 terminally children at KLGH. That event was a defining moment for the group. They then decided to give cancer stricken children from less privileged family background a fighting chance at survival.The maiden Bald & Beautiful took place in Feb 2013. For the first 2 years, funds were disbursed directly to 30 families who needed help for their childrens’ cancer treatment. Later in 2014, UMMC fully sanctioned TTK’s efforts which led to a formal collaboration between the two parties. The Heston Siew Tribute fund was established and parked at UMMC under the purview of a working committee. The committee comprises TTK’s founder Tony Siew, retired hotelier Judy Pow and artist Joy Victor, UMMC’s Paediatric Oncology and Social Services departments.  The committee review cases of patients & families who are in dire need of financial help and by consensus, allocate funds to purchase chemo drugs and subsidize related treatment for the children undergoing treatment at the medical facility.The annual fund raiser has since been renamed Bald, Bold & Beautiful to allow more flexibility for participation. Besides going bald, participants can opt to go bold i.e. change their hair color to go blond, pink or whatever color they fancy. Since coloring consumes time, participants are encouraged to do so prior to the event.  Funds are raised through each participant who reaches out to their family & circle of friends for a minimum donation of RM1,000 for their participation.TTK members & volunteers, participants and musicians are not remunerated in any way. What makes the event so popular is its transparency with 100% of donations and proceeds of the night going into the fund. The fund was inspired by the fighting spirit of Tony Siew’s son, Heston who at 8-months old in 2012 was diagnosed with AML. Today, Heston is in remission and the fund in his name fully supports childhood cancer.Over RM620,000 have been raised by TTK from 2012 till 2016. To date, funds have been disbursed to a total of 79 children who have undergone or are undergoing cancer treatment. 30 were assisted directly and the remaining 49 were assisted via the Heston Siew Tribute Fund at UMMC.In 2016, a much welcomed ripple effect took place with the Dance For Fund Society in Klang joining the fund raising efforts. Proceeds from their annual dinner and sponsors added a further boost of RM50,000 to the Heston Siew Tribute Fund. A major portion of this new fund was utilized to establish a halfway house which offers outstation patients much needed respite in between their treatments. For more information on the event, check out the links below! https://www.facebook.com/Tribute-To-Kindness-249295125199664/        https://www.facebook.com/events/401738946892305/

DNCE Live In Kuala Lumpur For The First Time Ever

ONEMUSIC by XOX Mobile proudly presents DNCE LIVE IN Kuala Lumpur! DNCE will be gracing Malaysian shores for the first time ever this coming August brought to you by Universal Music Malaysia and Wilbros in a first-time collaboration to materialize the dream to bring down DNCE for Malaysian fans.  Universal Music Malaysia ran a ‘stream to unlock’ activity to gauge the response of Malaysian fans. Fans had to stream the DNCE album as much as they want in order to show us their eagerness to bring DNCE down. Fans proved themselves as they over-achieved in the first two weeks of the campaign launch. Pop rock quartet DNCE brings the party to the dance floor with an infectious blend of catchy-as-heck tunes and exuberant showmanship.Assembled by front man Joe Jonas (formerly from the group Jonas Brothers) and formed in the summer of 2015, features guitarist JinJoo Lee, bassist/keyboardist Cole Whittle, and drummer Jack Lawless, was born from Jonas’s long-brewing plan to launch an offbeat pop project inspired by the melodic R&B of Earth, Wind & Fire and Hall & Oates. DNCE first introduced themselves to audiences worldwide with the release of their debut single "Cake By The Ocean," their now certified double-platinum breakout smash which has made them one of 2016's most buzzworthy acts. The song was a certified smash at radio, becoming one of the most played songs of the year. To date, global consumption for the song is over 6 million. Their other dance-ready standouts like “Toothbrush” and “Body Moves” bring the same combination of youthful energy, grooving bass, and passionate vocals in a power packed self-titled album DNCE that was released November 2016. The album has now garnered over 8,700 album unit sales here in Malaysia! The band name, ‘DNCE’ has its own wacky origin — it’s the next best thing for “when you’re too drunk to spell ‘dance,’” says Jonas — there’s also a deeper meaning that’s got to do with the shedding of self-consciousness. “It’s incomplete, it’s imperfect, but it’s still all right,” says Lee of DNCE’s name and guiding philosophy. “You don’t have to be a great dancer to dance — you can dance however you want to, and still have so much fun. That’s really the beauty of this whole thing.We cannot deny that DNCE brings a palpable chemistry which they hope to carry over through their music – ‘We really want this to feel like a party’, Jonas says. When asked to describe DNCE’s live show, he adds: “It’s like going to some club in Europe at 4.00am and everybody’s all sweaty and looks like they’re in the Village People. We’re all from different worlds, but we’re all here together.”As DNCE hits Kuala Lumpur for the first time ever this 8th of August, ticket buyers are in for an all-out pop dance party they won't soon forget. Tickets will be available for sale on 04 July 2017 onwards and can be purchased at www.myticket.asia. Tickets are tiered at RM288 (PS2), RM388 (PS1) and RM538 (VIP). VIP ticket holders get to enjoy priority lane access and secret merchandise! Check out their latest album here: https://lnk.to/DNCEalbumWo

STREETHING Fashion Market @ APW Bangsar : aforadio.com

For one night only, Streething is gathering fashion stylists, editors, store owners, collectors, personalities and industry who's who for a fashion market. One can find rare fashion pieces and collectibles all under one roof in this market at APW Bangsar. Bring lots of cash. Free music and eye candy till midnight!Date: 8th July 2017 (Sat)Time: 6pm - 12amVenue: APW BangsarFor more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/streething/

100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship - Circuit 1 at Bukit Mertajam, Penang : aforadio.com

That's a wrap for Circuit 1 of 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship! We've got the champion for the stop at Bukit Mertajam, Penang who are Big Planet Travel Sdn. Bhd's team.The champion team brought home a cash prize of RM3000, VICTOR merchandises and 400 points in the race to qualify for the Grand Finals on 12th & 13th August 2017 at Quill City Mall Kuala Lumpur.Runner-up: Team Eagle A who managed to bag RM1,500 worth of cash and earned themselves 300 points for the Grand Finals.Day 2 of 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship Circuit 1Day 1 of 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship Circuit 1That's wrap for Day 1 of Circuit 1 for 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. After 19 teams completed their Group Matches, only 8 Teams qualified for the rounds after which will be happening on Day 2!

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 

Iyaz Live @ ENVY KL : aforadio.com

With over 2 million followers on social media, this guy really made a name for himself in the music industry worldwide.The "Replay" singer will be performing LIVE for the first time ever in Malaysia!Date: 1st July 2017 (Sat)Time: 10pm - 5amVenue: Envy KLSupported By:DJ TwisterDJ DneshDJ NextoDJ SilentMC Mr. HotspotFor more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/ENVYKL/

Movie Under the Stars: The Girl with All the Gifts : aforadio.com

Every Saturday, Frisky Rooftop Bar offers FREE Outdoor Movies & Popcorn under the stars.Date: 1st July 2017 (Sat)Time: 9.30pm - 3.00amVenue: Frisky Rooftop Bar, KL*THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2016)*In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.Starring: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Dominique Tipper Director: Colm McCarthy Genre(s): DramaFor more info, visit http://www.facebook.com/friskybarkl

Events | Malaysia | July 2017 : aforadio.com

When Classical Meets PopCome and enjoy an afternoon of instrumental music presented by Music Specialists, a music academy in Penang headed by Mr. Peter Lo, featuring classics by Mozart and Beethoven to popular hits by Teresa Teng and Bruno Mars and many more….Date: 2nd July 2017 (Sun)Time: 3.00pmVenue: PenangPacFor more info, visit http://www.penangpac.org/Streething Fashion MarketFor one night only, Streething is gathering fashion stylists, editors, store owners, collectors, personalities and industry who's who for a fashion market. One can find rare fashion pieces and collectibles all under one roof in this market at APW Bangsar. Bring lots of cash. Free music and eye candy till midnight!Date: 8th July 2017 (Sat)Time: 6pm - 12amVenue: APW BangsarFor more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/streething/Reebok Spartan Race: Malaysia SUPERGet Spartan-ready for the Malaysia SUPER, and conquer endless possibilities as you challenge yourself to greater heights, terrains and grit.With a longer distance than the Sprint and more obstacles, the Super will test your endurance, perseverance and resilience. The 13 Km+ Super packs more than 25 Signature Spartan Obstacles through tougher and more rugged terrain. The Super is the test en route to your Spartan TRIFECTA.Date: 9th July 2017 Time: 6.00am - 6.00pmVenue: Nexus International School Malaysia, PutrajayaFor more info, visit http://www.spartanrace.my/en/race/find-raceBengal Tiger at The Baghdad Zoo The streets of Baghdad are torn asunder by Iraq War. Within the city’s ruins, two American soldiers and an Iraqi translator are haunted in the conflict. Amidst the chaos, a quick-witted tiger roams the streets attempting to find meaning and redemption, but the reality of war is not so forgiving.Rajiv Joseph’s groundbreaking play explores the sheer power of human will, the dire consequences of violet acts and the endless search of God in a world of suffering.Date: 7th - 9th July 2017Time: 8.30pm / 3.00pmVenue: PenangPacFor more info, visit http://www.penangpac.orgOrigen:  Flamenco Music PerformanceOrigen will take the public into a trip, a journey in life, the life of the artists and Flamenco music itself.Date: 12th & 13th July 2017Time: 8.30pmVenue: KLPACFor more info, visit www.klpac.orgFAMEFAME follows some students of the College of Performing Arts (P.A.) as we journey through four years of their college life. We see them coming to terms with life and relationships; we see those who persevere, who are resilient - and those who are not. Above all, we see them perceiving the need to strive for excellence.The characters each face different challenges throughout their time at P.A.: the girls want to stay skinny, the boys need to keep their pride, some have a stronger desire to get famous quickly, while others realize that even for the most talented, too much ambition too soon can lead to a collision with the wall of stark reality.Date: 14th - 22nd July 2017Time: 8.30pm / 3.00pmVenue: KLPACFor more info, visit www.klpac.orgComedy Central Stand-Up AsiaTWO 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!Date: 13 & 14 July 2017Time: 8pm (doors open at 7pm)Venue: HGH Convention CentreFor more info, visit www.comedycentralasia.comMACC - NOW That's What I Call Jokes: Vol. 8New comedy material, funny videos and hilarious song parodies await you. There is no conspiracy, no scandal and no hidden agenda; just 1 and-a-half hours of healthy Malaysian laughter. All are welcome providing that you : can understand English, actually enjoy comedy, and have enough money for tickets. Date: 14th & 15th July 2017Time: 8.30pmVenue: PenangPacFor more info, visit PenangPac Great Eastern Genting: King of The Mountain 2017This highly-rated event will be focused on the mountainous setting of the location, as participants will have to go through hilly terrain, road and exciting brand new obstacles. The cooler climate of Genting Highlands also offers a unique experience for participants, different from the soaring heat Malaysia is known for. Although it is daunting for some, never fret as every participant will still be able to complete it with a team or solo and enjoy what the surrounding area of Genting Highlands has to offer.Date: 15th July 2017Time: 8.00am - 7.00pmVenue: Batang Kali, GentingFor more info, visit Viper ChallengeK Fun Stage SO FRESH Live in Malaysia 2017This will be the first concert after Triple H debut, together with HYUNA and JAYPARK, and there will also be 2 mystery guest performers.Date: 15th July 2017Time: 8.00pmVenue: Surf Beach, Sunway LagoonFor more info, visit KFunStageRoasters Chicken Run for Charity 2017Date: 16th July 2017Time: 7:00 am onwardsVenue: Berjaya Times SquareFor more info, visit www.krr.com.myHarry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone in ConcertFor the first time in Malaysia, audiences will experience a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in History.The concert will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.Date: 15th & 16th July 2017Time: 7.00pmVenue: Plenary Hall, KL Convention CentreFor more info, visit CreonAsiaUpfront Presents: Oh Wonder - Live in MalaysiaOh Wonder is the London, England-based songwriting duo of Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht, who craft and sing -- in unison -- wispy, mostly slow-grooving, R&B-flecked tunes.Date: 19th July 2017Time: 8.00pmVenue: The Bee @ PublikaFor more info, visit upfrontMYStory Party Malaysia | Dating StoriesStory Party is a show where you'll hear professional storytellers talk about a time they got played, made, or just tangled up in that love stuff. The show runs approximately one hour followed by a chance to laugh and drink some more.Date: 22nd July 2017Time: 7.00pm - 10.00pmVenue: PJ Live ArtsFor more info, visit TheStoryPartyVIXX FAN MEETING TOUR IN SE ASIA 2017This fan meeting tour is even more special as it was initiated by Starlights, their official fandom name. Starlights in Southeast Asia created a viral movement via www.mymusictaste.com, an online service that brings together music fans to request their favorite artist’s concert, and demanded VIXX come to their cities. VIXX is ready to meet and interact with their fans who made this dream tour happen; through fun, fan-engaging activities, wholehearted conversations and breathtaking performances, VIXX and Starlights will become closer than ever before.Date: 27th July 2017Time: 7.30pmVenue: KL LiveFor more info, visit Galactix AsiaTo Beethoven... With Love with the KLPAC OrchestraThe concert begins with Yeo Chow Shern’s stirring “Celebration and Dance (Perayaan)”. It moves on to Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy in E-Flat Major op. 46” featuring renowned violinist Zhao Tian (2nd prize winner at the Canetti International Violin Competition) and talented harpist Bryan Lee. It wraps up with one of Beethoven’s most celebrated work - “Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major op. 55”.Date: 27th - 29th July 2017Time: 8.30pmVenue: KLPACFor more info, visit www.klpac.org Electric Run Recharged 2017ELECTRIC RUN Malaysia : RECHARGED is one of the world's most colourful and musical 5km night fun runs. Our 2017 RECHARGED World Tour will be amping up healthy living by taking you on a 5km journey through our seven unique course lands, with all of them featuring a variety of lights and sounds.Date: 29th July 2017Time: 8.00pmVenue: Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, PutrajayaFor more info, visit Electric MYComic Art Festival KL 4Entering its fourth year, Comic Art Festival Kuala Lumpur is a creator-focused event where independent and professional artists from various circles share and learn from each other. Thousands of artists, fans and comic enthusiasts gather to experience the various comic cultures of Malaysia with artist booths, art demonstrations by guest artists and forums by members of the industry.Date: 29th & 30th July 2017Time: 10.00am - 7.00pmVenue: Dewan Bunga Raya, Campbell Complex KLFor more info, visit www.cafkl.com6th Annual Art of Speed Malaysia 2017Malaysia's premier Kustom Kulture, Classics & Custom community event featuring 150,000sqft indoor exhibition covering lifestyle and customized & classic automotive displays.From trends, fashion, lifestyle, 'LIVE' music to action sports including international guest with Special Custom Vehicles brought in from japan especially for the show! Expect a great time among family & friends with over 8 acres of fun & activities!Date: 29th & 30th July 2017Time: 10.00am - 6.00pmVenue: MAEPS, SerdangFor more info, visit www.artofspeedmy.com

The Bee Presents Double Bill ft. Narmi & Son of a Policeman : aforadio.com

The Bee Publika features a double bill of two great artists from the Malaysian music scene, back-to-back.This week we are featuring Narmi and Son Of A Policeman (SOAP) from 9:30PM onwards.Date: 30th June 2017 (Friday)Time: 9.30pm Venue: The Bee @ PublikaFREE ENTRY

Good Attack Publika Artisan Market : aforadio.com

Artisan Market featuring 78 booths and 90 Artisans filled with loads of good stuff, we can guarantee you that! Date: 30th June - 2nd July 2017 (Fri-Sun)Time: 10am - 10pmVenue: Publika, KL

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 travelseries, dubbed ‘Adventure Live’, that will be broadcasted directly from six destinations in Southeast Asiavia 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 occasionfor Asean with the 50th anniversary. As a truly Asean airline and the only airline that flies directly to all 10Asean countries, we are excited to celebrate it in a big way. With ‘Adventure Live’ on Facebook, we aim tocontinue to raise the bar and engage travellers in Asean and beyond through innovative ways in line withour digitalisation journey.”He added, “With this real-time series, we want to showcase the beauty of Asean to the world in a uniqueand ubiquitous way by using technology, real props and live adventures. We also hope to ignite the passionof viewers to discover new travel experiences across the 80 Asean destinations that we fly to and enjoyfixed 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 willelevate the concept of live video through stabilised motion, perfect audio and live music. It is a huge jumpinto 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 asimple 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.Natalie KnieseDenise ChanAdventure Live’ will be live-streamed every Friday at 5pm (GMT+8) starting 16 June 2017. Watch the teaser.Share your adventure #AdventureLive#LiveLifeUnexpected(1st episode: Hanoi, 16 June) Be a part of Natalie's adventure as she runs through the streets of Hanoi to meet new people, try new food and find magic! Stay till the end for a chance to win 50,000 AirAsia BIG Points! AirAsia flies 11x weekly to Hanoi. Book now on airasia.com #AdventureLive#LiveLifeUnexpected(2nd episode: Cebu, 23 June) Be a part of Natalie's adventure as she explores the shores of the island to meet new people, try new food and find magic! Stay till the end for a chance to win 50,000 AirAsia BIG Points!AirAsia flies direct from KL to Cebu. Book now on airasia.com #AdventureLive#LiveLifeUnexpected

Fiesta San Pedro 2017 : aforadio.com

Fiesta San Pedro is a celebration for the feast day of the patron saint for the fisherman, St Peter. At the Portuguese Settlement, the feast is celebrated on a large scale, kicking it off with mass, decorated boats competition, food, fun and a whole lot of merry making! Kicking off on the 29th June, this year, although on a little smaller note, the celebration itinerary are as follows: So if you're not doing anything this end of June, why not drop by to the Portuguese Settlement and experience the excitement of Festa San Pedro! 

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

MAJOR LAZERSURPRISES WITH NEW EP OUT TODAY, NEW SINGLE FEATURING TRAVIS SCOTT, CAMILA CABELLO AND QUAVO EP FEATURES J. BALVIN, MACHEL MONTANO, SEAN PAUL, ANITTA, BUSY SIGNAL AND MORE

MAJOR LAZERSURPRISES WITH NEW EP OUT TODAY, NEW SINGLE FEATURING TRAVIS SCOTT, CAMILA CABELLO AND QUAVOEP FEATURES J. BALVIN, MACHEL MONTANO, SEAN PAUL, ANITTA,BUSY SIGNAL AND MOREMajor Lazer today releases a surprise, six-track EP, Know No Better, alongside the new single “Know No Better” featuring Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and QuavoThe EP comes two years to the day after the band’s groundbreaking LP Peace is the Mission, and expands upon the group’s global sound, taking inspiration from their travels to Pakistan, Cuba, South America, Africa and more while paying homage to their island roots.Know No Better finds the trio collaborating with artists from the world over who share their mission of “making the world smaller by making the party bigger.” Jillionaire’s fellow Trinidadian Machel Montano makes an appearance, while Jamaican artists Busy Signal, Sean Paul and Konshens join their countryman Walshy Fire. As ever, Diplo’s Florida-bred, globe-trotting sensibilities introduce a plethora of global sounds to the music.The band puts these features at the forefront, blending elements from the featured artists’ sonic pallettes with their own. “Buscando Huellas” featuring J. Balvin and Paul is a reggaeton anthem, while the Afrobeats-inflected “Particula” features the South African rapper Nasty C, Nigerian artists Ice Prince and Patoranking, and Jidenna. Dancehall superstar and longtime Major Lazer collaborator Busy Signal contributes vocals to “Jump,” while “Sua Cara” co-stars Brazilian iconsAnitta and Pabllo Vittar and is influenced by elements of their native samba. The EP’s Carribean closer “Front of theLine” features the soca star Mantano alongside dancehall legend Konshens. Know No Better also features production contributions from the likes of Jr. Blender, Boaz van de Beatz, King Henry, Maphorisa and more.“Front of the Line” will also feature in Bacardi’s Sound of Rum initiative launching in the coming weeks—Major Lazer has created a special rum blend with Bacardi which will be available in limited edition bottles this summer, and will be collaborating with the brand on special performances and events throughout the year. Jillionaire has also been appointed the brand’s Minister of Rum.The new EP follows the worldwide, record shattering success of “Run Up” featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj, “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and MØ and “Lean On” with DJ Snake featuring MØ, one of the most successful songs of all time.Furthermore, Major Lazer’s documentary Give Me Future, filmed at their historic, 400,000 person 2016 show in Havana, Cuba, premiered earlier this year at Sundance to rave reviews and is set for release this fall.KNOW NO BETTER1. Know No Better (feat. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo)2. Buscando Huellas (feat. J Balvin & Sean Paul)3. Particula (feat. Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna)4. Jump (feat. Busy Signal)5. Sua Cara (feat. Anitta & Pabllo Vittar)6. Front of the Line (feat. Machel Montano & Konshens)

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

Raya Ria Bersama Gila-Gila (26 May - 2 July)

Come celebrate Hari Raya at Paradigm Mall and have fun and join the activities installed for the whole family.

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."

XIXILI LINGERIE FASHION SHOW 2017 - WANDERLUST, COME AWAY WITH ME.

THURSDAY, 18TH MAY 2017, KUALA LUMPUR – XIXILI unveiled the Spring Summer 2017 Collections in its 5th annual lingerie fashion show themed “Wanderlust, Come Away With Me” at Makespace, Quill City Mall. XIXILI Spring Summer 2017 Collection debut.XIXILI - WANDERLUST, COME AWAY WITH ME The fashion show brought to light a wanderlust soul who loves exploring and enjoys every moment of her life. The theme was inspired from the Spring Summer 2017 campaign shoot taken in Bali; capturing the outdoor serenity with natural daylight; breezy weather; nonchalant poses and effortless styling. XIXILI Spring Summer 2017 Campaign shot in Bali.EVENT VENUE – MAKE SPACE The event venue was transformed and decorated with globe string bulbs intertwined with fairy lights to emanate a cozy vibe and romantic ambience. There were light boxes displayed at various corners with highlights of the beautiful SS2017 collections. The photowall is assembled with 16 lighted cube boxes and haystacks with carpet rugs; all to give off a mix of rustic and elegant feel. EVENT EMCEE – JENN CHIA & LIVE BAND The event emcee, Jenn Chia who also known as So I’m Jenn, a multi-talented YouTuber, a Singer cum Song Writer. With her wittiness and joyous personality; the guests were infectiously happy and taken away the moment Jenn hopped onstage. Jenn surprised the crowd with an opening song performance – ‘Tonight You Belong To Me’ with her ukulele just before the start of the XIXILI Spring Summer 2017 fashion show. A 4-piece live band led by Xiong entertained the guests with the best bossa nova summer music that set a relaxation mood for the wonderful night. SPRING SUMMER 2017 LINGERIE FASHION SHOW The values of a ‘free-spirited wanderlust enjoying moments of her life” and “the power of being comfortable in her own skin” were evident when the 14 gorgeous models breezed through the runway styled with wide brim boater hat and dainty choker to take on that edgy style with confidence. Taking from the brand’s core purpose to embrace and uplift women of all sizes; the runway showcased a total of 56 lingerie sets from everyday basic wear to those for special occasions with an extensive of brassieres styles and loungewear. This season’s colour palette is dominated by beautiful shades of pastel pink, sweet ivory and champagne gold, all with an array of intertwined delicate embroidery laces and lustre microfiber fabrics. This season's collection also highlights the most awaited statement lingerie pieces in animal leopard prints.  

MAXIMUM MOVIE MAGIC COMES TO MYTOWN CHERAS : aforadio.com

Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) is bringing the largest GSC Maxx screen in Malaysia to GSC MyTown, Cheras - at the 34th cinema to open until today. Other than the MAXX screen, GSC MyTown will also be equipped with D-BOX motion seats, Dolby Atmos Surround Sound and THX-certified sound quality as well as a 5-star Premiere Class Hall.GSC MyTown has 13 halls with a total of 1835 seating capacity, including wheelchair spaces. Other than that, there will also be E-Kiosks; allowing faster ticket purchase and quick access to the halls via the current autogate system.As part of GSC MyTown opening celebration, customers can look forward to Buy 1 Free 1 movie ticket promotion starting 25th May, while stocks last basis! In addition, movie posters collectors can look out for the Wonder Woman poster giveaways (starting 1st June) and Despicable Me 3 poster giveaways (starting 15th June). Customers will also get a collectible Coca-Cola glass bottle with any Combo 2 or 3 purchased, while stocks last.Besides that, there are also plenty of on-ground activities such as Spiderman: Homecoming Photo Booth (25th May - 17th June), Treasure Chest Game (27th May - 18th June), movie character appearances, popcorn samplings, candy floss, and balloon giveaways! If you don't have a ride to catch a movie at MyTown, no worries... GSC has partnered with GrabCar [Voucher Code: GrabGSCMyTown] for a special RM8 off to customers traveling to or from MyTown Cheras (25th May - 12th June).

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

WAZE introduces Voice Recording Feature : aforadio.com

Waze announced the new Voice Recorder feature, which lets you record all your voice prompts any way you like. Channel your inner playful mood or add some sass to guide the way.The Voice Recorder function lets Wazers customise their drive by recording turn-by-turn voice prompts. Easily turn Voice Recorder on in Settings/Sound & Voice, and record as many voice prompts as you like. For prompts left unrecorded, Waze will play the default voice directions in your country. Currently, the recorded voice prompts will be available to the individual user, with a future plan to make sharing voice recordings possible between Wazers.This feature is going LIVE worldwide however, on Android platforms only, iOS platform will be coming soon.

Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism : aforadio.com

Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia, the world's best low-cost airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement which will see both parties collaborate to promote tourism in Malaysia.The signing ceremony was held between Dato' Sri Abdul Khani Daud, Deputy Director General (Promotion), Tourism Malaysia and Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad, and witnessed by Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism & Culture Malaysia. Dato' Seri Nazri was in Shanghai to lead Malaysia's participation at the inaugural ITB China event at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre.The two-year agreement between Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia will include efforts in terms of brand ads, promotional activities and campaigns; familiarisation trip for consumer, trade, media, travel agencies to Malaysia; synergy in planning between tourism development and air transportation to provide better connectivity; market intelligence sharing and assistance for the development of Tourism Sector; joint roadshows between both parties to market Malaysia to trade partners; and many more.Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia will focus on developing promotional activities to promote Malaysia to all of 10 Asean countries, China, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Australia and New Zealand.In conjunction with this partnership, AirAsia is offering 5% special discount on top of all existing promotions exclusively for UnionPay Cardholders. This discount is available for booking starting now until 4 July 2017, with travel period from 5 May 2017 to 5 June 2018. Visit airasia.com or use the AirAsia mobile app on iPhone or Android devices to book this special discount.For more info on AirAsia, visit www.twitter.com/AirAsia or www.facebook.com/AirAsia

Raising The Roof and Funds All in the Name of Charity : aforadio.com

The MAH Charity Jam Session is back for the 18th year to once again raise awareness through a unique combination of performances by top local acts, and delicious meals. Funds raised will be for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of University Malaya Medical Centre, Food Aid Foundation and the Malaysian Red Crescent Selangor State Society.An initiative that was a result of teamwork and passion for nation, five friends, SS Rajaa, Sam Cheah, Charlil Michael, Alan Chong and Jason Souza pooled their resources and knowledge from the hospitality background to create an epic marathon jam session to showcase talents of local performers, food and drinks from the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH)."It has been a great journey running this event and having this incredible platform to fo good for our beneficiaries, for the promotion and exposure of our local music bands to perform and rock the crowd as well as showcase the culinary skills of our MAH members. Together we hope to make an impact for our society and to foster a greater sense of awareness for the less fortunate," said Mr. S.S Rajaa, the Organising Chairman of the MAH Charity Jam."We believe that hospitality should be accessible to everyone, and the MAH Charity Jam Session is one of the initiatives that have allowed us to reach the community at all levels. We welcome and urge all Malaysians to support us all in the name of fun and charity!" said Mr. Cheah Swee Hee, President of Malaysian Association of Hotels.On top of the performances and awesome food, there will also be other activities such as lucky draws, Dutch auditions, free basic medical checkup by PICU and many more! All sales are done via coupons costing RM150 per book of 10 coupons of which will cost RM15 per serving of food and beverage per coupon. Coupons can be bought at MAH Secretariat/Modesto's @ PJ Palms and at the door on the event day.Doors open at 12noon - 12midnight at Modesto's @ PJ Palms on 6th May 2017 hosted by MAH Selangor Chapter together with co-host Modesto's and supported by the Rotary Club of Metro KL, The Malaysian Food & Beverage Executives Association (MFBEA) and The Society of Golden Keys.Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng, the Chairman of MAH Selangor Chapter commented, charity is very close to our hearts at the MAH Selangor Chapter. We have been very active in organising many CSR events in Selangor. We are indeed very honoured to be involved in this year's charity jam and to be able to contribute to help the less fortunate.

SHELL LAUNCHES NEW FUELS : aforadio.com

FROM L-R: Au Tong Sing (National Sales Manager of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd), Shairan Huzani Husain (Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell TimurSdn Bhd), Mae Ascan (Senior Scientist for Shell Global Solutions), Ben Mahmud (Head of Retail Marketing of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd)Shell Malaysia launched its new fuels, designed for engine efficiency. Now available at Shell stations nationwide, the new fuels are designed to work with both modern as well as older vehicles. The new formulations contain DYNAFLEX technology, designed to keep engines clean and protected for efficient running.Shell’s new fuels are the result of over five years and tens of thousands of hours in research and development, to help enhance the efficiency of customers’ journeys. Created using new DYNAFLEX technology, they are Shell’s most advanced fuels.Shell’s commitment to research extends beyond engines and vehicles. Shell also announced the results of its new ground-breaking research to better understand Malaysian motorists, that used the latest wearable technology and mobile apps. Monitoring over 2,500 journeys in Kuala Lumpur, the research found the average speed of drivers was just 14.5 km/h, placing increased stress on vehicle engines as well as drivers.In partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London, the research used a combination of wearable emotion tracking devices with chatbot technology, GPS from the Shell Motorist App, and weather and traffic information, to gain a more complete picture of what drivers are experiencing on the roads.Dr. Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths, University of London, said: “What’s unique about this driving experiment is that we are able to observe drivers during their everyday journeys. Looking at Malaysian drivers we can see that despite the harsh conditions brought about by traffic congestion, they are both resilient and resourceful. We explored performance signals from personality traits through to nutrition, hydration, and lifestyle choices that were linked to our highest performing drivers.”

Thrill to Trail Run 2017 @ Semenyih Eco Venture Resort & Recreation : aforadio.com

Over the weekend, we witnessed the FIRST Trail Run event which ended with a sundown pool party where participants get to unwind and relax after their run with good music, courtesy of AFORadio.The event took place at Semenyih’s Eco Venture Resort & Recreation 22nd April 2017, which saw over 500 participants who join the run divided into 3 categories FUN (7km), CHALLENGE (15km) and ENDURANCE (30km).Organised by Ebakz Sports and supported by partners, AFORADIO, THULE, Semenyih Eco Venture Resort & Recreation, Look 4 Thrill, FORD, ToughAsia, O2Cool, BROOKS, JonLivia and BaikBike.com

MITA Travel Fair 2018 - Malaysia's Largest Tourism Fair Is Set To Become The World Class Icon Event For Malaysia

Hailed as Malaysia’s Largest Tourism Fair , MITA Travel Fair 2018 will be showcasing a wide variety of travel and tourism offerings with an expected number of 1,000 booths available for industry players to promote and sell their travel related products. It will be held at the newly –opened Malaysian International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC), the latest convention Centre in the city fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.MITA Travel Fair 2018, the brainchild of inbound industry experts at Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA); will be the third edition held since its inception in 2016. MITA Travel Fair has grown from 150 booths ( 2016 ) to 650 booths ( 2017). This year the event will take place from 19th-21st January 2018 and anticipates at least 75,000 visitors with projected sales of RM25million. The event is held to promote Domestic & Inbound Tourism segment which is growing by the year. Last year (2016), a total of 189.3 Million Domestic Visitors were recorded with 253.9 Million trips made. Total expenditure was RM74.773 Billion ( up by 7% as compared to 2015).“Since the first MITA Travel Fair in 2016, we have received good support form Ministry of Tourism and Cultural (MOTAC), Tourism Malaysia, State Tourism and the tourism industry players itself. As the tourism industry is an important engine for Malaysian economy, we are giving special priority to boost the domestic inbound tourism sector at the fair. This is to encourage Malaysian to travel domestic and take advantage of the special offers available at  the fair” said Mr Uzaidi Udanis, President of MITA during the press conference of MITA Travel Fair 2018.Mr Uzaidi Udanis - President of MITA Travel Fair 2018.The highlights of the MITA Travel Fair 2018 includes the discounted travel packages up to 70% off the normal price as well as popular “Happy Hour Sales” where visitors can purchase tickets of theme parks at an unbelievable price of only RM8 nett and special rates of RM88 per room/per night for hotel accommodation.“This year , we are going to introduce different pavilion to cater different target groups throughout the travel fair such as Golf Fest for golfers, Dive Expo for diving enthusiasts, Eco & Agro Tourism Hall for nature & environment lovers as well as the Malaysian Food Festival which will feature a fantastic array of authentic local cuisine form all over Malaysia,” explained Mr Adam Kamal bin Ahmad Kamil who is the organizing Chairman of the event.Mr Adam Kamal Bin Ahmad Kamil - Organizing Chairman MITA Travel Fair 2018. “ After resounding success with 100 international buyers attended this year’s Buyers Meet Seller Session ; next year we plan to double the participants of international trade buyers to 200 international  trade buyers from all over the world including China, India, America, Europe, the Middle East, India Sub Continent and ASEAN” added Adam Kamal.MITA Travel Fair 2018 will also be introducing the first World Travel Fair to introduce new and upcoming travel destinations such as Turkmenistan, Guilin and Nantong to name a few. There will be also be forums/ seminars on Eco and Argo Tourism to educate industry players on the new emerging trends for the local market.MITA will be also cooperating with other Associations namely the Bumiputera Travel Association ( BUMITRA), Chinese Travel Agents Associations (MCTA), Malaysia Indian Travel Agents Association (MITTA), Malaysia Scuba Diving Association , and Malaysia Budget Hotel Association (MyBha)  as well as other Government agencies like Tourism Malaysia , Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Ministry of Agriculture & ANGKASA to make the event a success and become an icon world class tourism event for Malaysia.YB Datuk Mas Ermieyati Binti Samsudin - Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture MalaysiaFor any enquiries/ booth reservations, please log on to https://www.mita-travelfair.com/wp/