DON’T PLAY, PLAY! BEST IN SINGAPORE, JOHOR BAHRU AND SOME SAY BATAM. PHUA CHU KANG LIVE IN KUALA LUMPUR THIS 23rd NOVEMBER 2019.

Based on the smash-hit sitcom that was aired almost a decade ago from the 2009-2010 period, Phua Chu Kang or better known as Gurmit Singh is making his way to Kuala Lumpur this 23rd November 2019! Join Phua Chu Kang and team as he takes you back to the glory days and enlighten you with his humour.Phua Chu Kang (PCK) also known as “Ah Kong”, a Singaporean contractor who boasts that he is the "Best in Singapore, JB, and some say Batam" despite the fact he has only two men working for him is always known to be the funny, witty personality he is. Phua Chu Kang (PCK) is set to take the stage with some of his classic acts and punch lines. He rekindles good memories with the younger generation with his clothing trademarks of yellow pair of boots, curly hair, a giant black mole, and long nails on his pinky fingers. He never fails to impress with his uncanny ability and habits of hoisting one leg up on the seat of a chair when he sits down and having to grow his one long fingernail to scratch his ears.Audiences will also get to catch other acts such as Prakash Daniel and Mad Sabah during the opening acts. You and your family are sure to be entertained with these lively performances, that will make you want to say “Don’t play, play”.Tickets are available from now till 23rd November 2019, so hurry and get your tickets! For more information on the show, cast and where to purchase tickets, visit https://pck.qtic.my or https://www.facebook.com/pckliveinmalaysia/ . It’s time to crack it up!Show Date: 23rd November 2019Venue: Quill Convention Centre, Quill City MallTicket Prices: RM238 (VIP) | RM 188 (CAT 1) | RM 128 (CAT 2)*Ticket prices are subject to RM5 ticketing fee

Get FREE holiday with AirAsia Credit Card's 100,000,000 BIG Points Giveaway!

Apply for the AirAsia Credit Card this October to unlock your free BIG holiday!Not 1 million, not 10 million, but 100 million! That's how many BIG Points AirAsia BIG is giving away this October in its biggest giveaway yet.From now till 31 October 2019, applications for AirAsia Credit Card will be accumulated and the more applications received, the more BIG Points will be unlocked for a BIGGER share for all successful applicants! All it takes is 3 simple steps: apply AirAsia Credit Card, unlock more BIG Points and enjoy FREE flights! With up to 100,000,000 AirAsia BIG Points to be given away, all the new AirAsia Credit Cardholders will be able to live even bigger and go further. These BIG Points can be used to redeem free flights to any of AirAsia’s 150 destinations, as well as other travel and lifestyle deals across the region. The AirAsia Credit Cards offer great benefits with AirAsia which include earning AirAsia BIG Points with every transaction, instant upgrade to BIG Platinum Membership status and no annual fee for the first year. The credit cards allow cardholders to earn up to 6X BIG Points on daily and AirAsia spend* and elevate their travel experience with priority check-in, boarding and Xpress baggage*. Cardholders will also enjoy an incredible welcome gift and quarterly bonuses of up to 25,000 BIG Points*. With the AirAsia Credit Cards, BIG Members can truly #EarnBIGLiveBIG!AirAsia BIG Chief Executive Officer Spencer Lee said, “AirAsia Credit Card turns your everyday spending into BIG experiences as it allows users to earn more BIG Points faster so they can indulge in more travel and lifestyle experiences. Today, we’ve also opened up more channels for BIG Members to use their BIG Points beyond AirAsia flights including hotels such as Red by Sirocco and Tune Hotels, tours and activities, F&B and other lifestyle deals, PETRONAS and more. There’ll be more options for BIG Members to redeem their BIG Points in the near future as we work towards making BIG Points a digital currency for everyone.”For more information on how to get in on the deal, please visit www.airasiacards.com/my/en/promotion*Terms and conditions apply

Sean Kingston Malaysia Live Tour 2019

Sean Kingston is a Jamaican-America singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer whose pt album as Sean Kingston was released in 2007. In a venture between Epic Records and Koch Records, Kingston recorded and released the single "Beautiful Girls" in May 2007. The song peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. "Beautiful girls" was success internationally, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom.The song spent tour 4 weeks at the summit of the UK singles Chart. In 2007, Kingston was the opening act for Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape Tour and for select dates on Beyonce's "The Beyonce's Experience Tour". Jamaican-American Singer, Sean Kingston is touring in Malaysia. You won’t be strange of the song “Beautiful Girls”, once peaked the top of Billboard Hot 100. He will be performing with local DJ and Vocalists, SonaOne, Alif, J Vene Lim, Pennie Freeze, Emcee Chan. What’s more excited is, YOU will get one #FREE drink upon entry. No doubt, It is slated for 19th October, 2019, 8.30pm Quill City Mall Kuala Lumpur.Tickets can be purchase at : https://premier.ticketcharge.com.my/shows/show.aspx…

亚航信用卡送出高达一亿BIG积分!于这个10月申请亚航信用卡以获取您的免费BIG假期!

不是一百万,不是一千万,而是1亿!在这个10月,亚航BIG将送出迄今为止最高的BIG积分。由即日起至2019年10月31日,亚航信用卡的申请数量将会被累积。申请的数量越多开启的BIG积分也越高,合格申请人就可分得更高的BIG积分!仅需3个简单步骤:申请亚航信用卡,开启更高BIG积分,并享受免费航班!通过送出高达1亿亚航BIG积分,所有新的亚航信用卡持卡人将能体验更多,去得更远。BIG积分可免费兑换任何亚航150个航点的航班以及其它旅游和日常生活优惠。亚航信用卡为持卡人提供了很多的优惠,包括每笔交易可赚取BIG积分,即时升级至Platinum会员等级,和第一年免年费。持卡人以亚航信用卡支付亚航和日常消费可赚取高达6倍BIG积分*,并享有优先办理登机手续、登机和领取行李*以提升他们的旅行体验。持卡人还可享受迎新和季度奖励高达2万5千BIG积分*。通过亚航信用卡,BIG会员可以真正的#EarnBIGLiveBIG!亚航BIG首席执行官李德龙表示:“亚航信用卡让您的日常消费转换成BIG体验,因为它让持卡人更快地赚取更多BIG积分,让他们可以享受更多的旅游和生活体验。如今除了能免费兑换亚航航班以外,我们还为BIG会员提供更多兑换BIG积分的选择,包括酒店如Red by Sirocco和Tune Hotels,旅游活动,餐饮及其它日常生活优惠和PETRONAS汽油等。随着我们不断地努力让BIG积分成为每个人的数码货币,BIG会员在不久的将来会有更多兑换BIG积分的选择。”有关此促销的更多信息,请浏览www.airasiacards.com/my/en/promotion

FEAR LIVES HERE AT MALAYSIA’S BIGGEST FESTIVAL OF FEAR

It’s time to face the darkness that lives within as Sunway Lagoon’s Nights of Fright returns for the seventh year. From the 4th October until 3rd November 2019, Nights of Fright 7 (NOF7) will feature 8 haunted houses, 1 haunted theatre, 2 scare zones, 11 thrilling rides and 2 show stages.Here's a lil sneak : Known to many as Malaysia’s biggest and scariest festival, the event will play host to a horde of ghosts, ghouls, and sinister creatures (including sharks!) and unveils the most outrageous, creepy, terrifying haunted houses in the nation.Be prepared as you enter the World’s First Sharknado walkthrough themed attraction, SHARKNADO ALIVE! The most absurd attraction ever made, Sharknado Alive! is set on the Hollywood soundstage of Asylum Studios Hollywood so you can explore the craziest horror/comedy movies ever made featuring sharks in tornadoes!Last seen in the times of the catastrophic bubonic plague, Plague Doctors have reappeared to taunt a local village into believing that the plague has returned. These strange characters, with bird-like beak masks, wander the outskirts of the village seeking to save – but are they helping...or simply feeding off of death? You be the judge – you can always trust the doctor, but beware THE PLAGUE!Imagine if your creepiest nightmares came to life! Combining a drop of spooky, a pinch of strange, and a big bit of scary, ANIMALIUM houses these “zombified” animals that live strangely like humans deep inside a mountain in the lagoon.Remember the horror movies SAW, and Wolf Creek? Neither do we – we had our eyes closed all the time too! Inspired by these movies, BLOOD.SHED. takes its visitors through a remote and long-abandoned cluster of sheds, where it is believed many young tourists were captured, tortured, and left to die – the only remains are the remnants of the horror, and the bloodshed. You have been warned to stay away!Step inside the HOTEL dEVILle and you may never leave! Long abandoned, and a shadow of its former glory; the rooms in this hotel have some very scary guests who have outstayed their welcome! It is a slaughterhouse of evil – the scariest place on earth. Make sure you do not become a permanent residence here too because fear does live here!Welcome to HORRORJUKU IN UV3D, the ANGOSCIA fashion house - the scene for models, mayhem and murder! It is said that the famed Italian designer, Giorgio Angoscia, moved to Tokyo’s Harajuku district to design the most beautiful Gothic styles. One by one, however, models started disappearing after modelling for Angoscia, never to be seen again! The horror continues as the mannequins carry their lifeless souls in a haunting palace of beauty.Beware the evil that lies behind these doors at HOUSE OF VOODOO. Based on the origins of voodoo in New Orleans, Marie Laveau housed a collection of the spookiest and scariest talismans and totems. A museum of witchcraft, candles and candelabras, this place of sinister worship awaits your soul!Spend some time with all of your favourite horror movie icons in HORRORWOOD STUDIOS, where movie memories come to chilling life – take good care and beware as you wander the corridors of HORRORWOOD and come face to face with your fears. See Ghost Face, along with Freddy, Billy, Jason, Michael, Aliens, Ghostbusters and Pennywise.Welcome to the SCARYTALES THEATER! This year we bring to you the mystical ancient arts of the BOMOH. Governing all who enter this run-down theatre, do not trust your eyes or ears as the whispers of demonic chants blankets your conscious mind. Sit still and do not leave until the film ends or suffer the wrath of the ‘bomoh’ and scariest talismans and totems. A museum of witchcraft, candles and candelabras, this place of sinister worship awaits your soul!Face your fear by walking into our Scare Zones. Keep your eyes wide open and always go in groups, you wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to you on that freaky night! Take a stroll down this street on your way to Horrorwood Studios – it seems like some of Hollywood’s most famous horror killers have been set loose! Familiar faces are waiting for you at SLASHER STREET!Beware once you at SIREN’S COVE. Pirates and plunder, sirens and scares! These mythological beauties lure the unsuspecting with their hypnotizing charms into the domain of zombie pirates who protect them.“Nights of Fright is one of the most important events in our calendar and the whole team is committed to improve and make it more exciting every year. This year, our team has worked even harder to meet the expectations of our returning guests. We have new attractions infused in this year’s installment with different scare levels for all, making it relatable to anyone who dares to walk in to face the darkness that lives within!” said Sean Choo, General Manager of Sunway Lagoon.Lynton V. Harris, Chairman & CEO of The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company further expounded, "We have gone all out again for Nights of Fright 7! Each year presents an opportunity to explore new and interesting scary themes led this year by our host The Plague Doctor - Dr. Plague. Our team at The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company is about to deliver to the promise that at Fear Lives Here at Nights of Fright 7!”Moving this event up another notch, the biggest festival of fear has partnered with realme, the smartphone brand that specializes in providing high quality products for youth as the official smartphone partner and Maybank QR Pay as the official e-wallet partner. Participate in the NOF7 survey and stand a chance to win a realme smartphone when they spin the Wheel of Misfortune.NOF 7 comes to life at 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm every Friday – Sunday from 4th October to 3rd November 2019. Tickets are priced at RM79 (published rate) which comes with either a Blood Bag or Devil’s Horn. Otherwise, choose to beat the queue with the Combo Package at RM158 which is inclusive of NOF7 admission ticket, express pass and your choice of either Blood Bag or Devil’s Horn. Guests can also enjoy an exclusive Combo Rate Deal of RM138 per person which is inclusive of NOF7 admission ticket and express pass. (Applicable for walk-in purchase only).Get your tickets now at https://sunwaylagoon.com/nof7/ For more information, call 603 5639 0000, visit www.sunwaylagoon.com or connect to www.facebook.com/SunwayLagoonMalaysia.*This event is recommended for guests above 13 years old. Visitors dressed in their coolest and spookiest costumes will not be allowed to wear face masks or theatrical makeup to the event nights.

Over 20,000 Attendees Filled with Wanderlust at Malaysia’s First Mobile-Led Klook Travel Fest

Malaysians saved a total of RM1 million from event-exclusive deals More than 22,000 activities and services were purchased via Klook’s mobile appKlook, a world-leading travel activities and services booking platform held Malaysia’s first-ever mobile-led Travel Fest with more than 20,000 attendees at the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC). The two-day travel festival on 28 and 29 Septemberhad attendees bring home more than 22,000 booked activities and services via Klook’s mobile app.The festival was organised to disrupt the traditional travel fair experience and customers were able to purchase e-tickets, ranging from popular theme parks, tours and travel essentials via Klook’s mobile app. Exclusive onsite limited flash deals were also made available every half an hour alongside Insta-worthy booths, interactive games and educational sharing sessions by celebrities and influencers.Marcus Yong, Regional Marketing Director, Klook shared, “Malaysia’s first mobile-led Klook Travel Fest was a success with over 20,000 attendees booking more than 22,000 travel deals within two days. It was heartening to know that dream holidays were fulfilled as the attendees saved over RM1 million from the event exclusive travel deals.”Japanese Taiko Performance by Wadaiko Syo. Malaysians’ love for Japan continued as 60% of the bookings during the festival were made up of Japan- related activities, with the top three activities being - Universal Studio Japan, JR Pass, and Osaka Amazing Pass.Additionally, Western Japan has also been rising in popularity. In order to better serve this demand, Klook partnered up with West Japan Railway (JR-West), allowing Malaysian travellers to easily redeem their JR-West tickets via train station vending machines after purchasing them on Klook. Travellers could also opt for JR-West Rail Pass combo packages to enjoy popular local activities in Osaka,Hiroshima, and Okayama.Friend of Klook, beauty and travel influencer, Chanwon sharing her tips and tricks to make your Japan dream come true.“While Malaysians are very receptive to adopting digital trends, they also love to be connected through experiential events. We saw a spike of 250% mobile app downloads across the two-day festival. This truly reaffirms our offline-to-online strategy, which helped us to reach out to a wider target segment of consumers directly and learn more about their travel preferences. We were able to educate them on the best ways to leverage our platform to create a seamless travel experience,” Mr. Yong said.Alongside the amazing travel deals, celebrities such as Sazzy Falk, Daphne Iking and Wong Chui Ling shared tips on traveling with children. Special performances by content creator Jenn Chia and singer- songwriter Jon Liddell, immersive historical-themed theatre show by Encore Melaka, Japanese Taiko drum performances by Wadaiko Syo and also K-Pop dance moves by Kueendom & Kingsmen kept the attendees entertained.Universal Studios Japan booth at Klook Travel JapanAttendees scored amazing flash deals and engaged with popular attractions such as Ocean Park Hong Kong, Malaysia Airlines, Aquaria KLCC, Sunway Lagoon, Kidzania, Singapore Zoo, Universal Studio Singapore, Universal Studio Japan, Sea Life Bangkok, Paris Disneyland, Lotte World, Everland and Shanghai Disneyland. Limited edition Klook merchandises and prizes such as Dyson Supersonic hairdryer, Apple AirPods, and Nintendo Switch were given away to complete their travels. Uniqlo also gave out stylish yet functional AIRism and HEATECH pieces for free at the event.Klook will continue to empower travelers with more accessible and seamless booking experiences. Stay tuned for the upcoming 10.10 sales at Klook Malaysia’s website: https://www.klook.com/en-MY/

Celebrating The Jazz Legend Nat King Cole with Yannick Bovy

GOING BACK TO THE ROOTS: CELEBRATING THE JAZZ LEGENDYannick Bovy channels the soul of Nat King ColeNat King Cole rose to prominence at an early age, starting out as a jazz pianist. This African-American’s soft baritone voice captured the attention of people around him and eventually emerged as a popular solo performer with hits like “Unforgettable” and “Mona Lisa”.Despite his untimely demise in the 1960s, Nat King Cole’s music is still favoured by many today. Yannick Bovy, believes that Nat King Cole has paved his way as one of the most influential black artists in American Music History and especially in Jazz music.When Bovy was first approached to perform in the ‘Nat King Cole 100’ show in December 2018, it was a way to pay tribute to the legendary jazz artist. This year, the Universal Music signed artist put fourteen covers together and released Yannick Bovy Celebrates 100 Years of Nat King Cole and fellow Malaysians will get to join him ; celebrating the life and music of Jazz Legend “Nat King Cole” this 4-5 October at Istana Budaya.One of the songs, “The Soul Of Nat King Cole” was written by Belgian music legend Will Tura. “ Like me, Will has a passion for jazz and swing music, and we got to know each other a few years ago. He told me: ‘if there is anyone who can sing this song in English with the passion it needs, it’s you” What a great honour it is for me and a pleasure, because “The Soul Of Nat King Cole” is such an amazing song to sing,” adds Bovy.“His music and lyrics were universal and had beautiful messages of love and life. They are all still very meaningful today. As an artist, Nat King Cole has been a great role model for the swing- jazz artists of today,” shares Bovy. He also believes that as music becomes more global because of our digital world, you’ll start to notice that different music styles influence one another, which makes this a very exciting time for everyone who performs and loves music.He adds, “Although I’ve known of Nat King Cole’s repertoire since I was a teenager, I discovered ‘The Rules Of The Road’, VRT Big Band suggested to do for the show in 2018. To me, the song had a fantastic arrangement, lyric, and melody, but most importantly, it had a message about life and love, where you live and learn.Bovy will be channeling Nat King Cole this October as he covers fourteen Nat King Cole’s songs in Yannick Bovy Celebrates 100 Years of Nat King Cole. For two nights only, fans will be treated to this charming crooner’s melodious voice in Istana Budaya . Kuala Lumpur will be the second stop, after Belgium, for the Yannick Bovy Celebrates 100 Years of Nat King Cole album world tour.Grace Lee, Managing Director of Milestone Production Sdn Bhd shares “There’s no better way to celebrate this legendary jazz artist. Even today, Nat King Cole’s music is still so impactful as it was when it was first released. You would hear his love songs at weddings, jazz music nights and many more. There’s no limit to music as it connects everyone together. I truly believe that Yannick embodies the soul of Nat King Cole and fans can expect to be serenaded with style. You’ll have to be there to experience the whole package!”CIMB Group Of 4Enjoy 20% off tickets when you purchase a group of 4 tickets with your CIMB cards.This promotion is applicable to 4 tickets with same ticket category and same event time only. It’s only valid for Premium, VIP, CAT A and CAT B only.Payment must be made with CIMB Bank debit, credit or prepaid card issued in Malaysia.Show Dates and Time4th – 5th October 2019 (8:30pm show)Ticket PricingPremium – RM480VIP – RM380Cat A – RM250Cat B – RM150Cat C – RM80*All ticket price is subject to RM4 ticketing feeFor more information on the show and ticketing details , please visit:https://www.facebook.com/MilestoneEntertainment.Show/www.milestone-entertainment.com

SEIKO 5 Sports Makes a Refreshing Comeback with All-new Designs

The legendary SEIKO 5 Sports line makes a refreshing comeback with the unveiling of 16 exciting models available in Malaysia. The relaunch of the brand’s most recognized collection revives the legacy and nostalgic memories of the past when SEIKO 5 was first introduced to the world in 1963 as Japan’s first ever automatic day-date watch.In celebration of the rebirth of this iconic collection, Mr Junpei Matsue and Mr Atsushi Shinkai from Seiko Watch Corporation were specially invited to share on the design inspirations that have made this collection endeared by legion of fans around the world, especially among the younger watch enthusiasts.Thong Sia Sdn Bhd General Manager Mr Michael Lim said, “We understand that there is an increasing demand among the younger watch enthusiasts who are constantly on the lookout for sportier and youthful-looking timepieces that best represent their unique sense of style. Thanks to the trust and meaningful partnership fostered with Seiko Watch Corporation over the years, we have this privilege of introducing the newly revamped SEIKO 5 Sports collection to further reach out to our ever-growing avid SEIKO fans in Malaysia.”Steeped in five decades of horological history, the revival of SEIKO 5 Sports collection stays true to the brand’s core designs with clearly defined principles. The range features the same five attributes that ardent SEIKO 5 Sports fans have grown to enjoy over the years; automatic movement, day-date display, water resistance, recessed crown at the four o’clock position and durable case.Designed for young passionate individuals of the new generation, the return of SEIKO 5 Sports boasts five distinctive variants namely Sports, Suits, Specialist, Street and Sense to cater for different individualities. Dubbed the most modernized iteration of the line seen so far, this refreshed lineup celebrates diversity in terms of fusions of colors, textures and materials used. The line is carefully created with purpose and accessibility in mind and making it incredibly versatile for watch lovers to wear for various occasions; whether for daily casual wear, active lifestyle or to complement a professional look.Aside from SEIKO 5 Sports, Thong Sia Sdn Bhd also distributes other SEIKO collections namely Grand Seiko, Prospex, Presage, Astron and Lukia.The SEIKO 5 Sports lineup is now available at SEIKO boutiques and other authorized dealers in Malaysia. For list of authorized dealers and more information on SEIKO, visit Seiko Website , Seiko Malaysia Facebook or SEIKO Malaysia Instagram .

SEIKO 5 Sports隆重回归展现全新设计风貌

传奇性的SEIKO 5 Sports系列腕表以崭新面貌隆重回归,在本地推出16款令人振奋的腕表。重新推介精工表品牌最受推崇的腕表系列,唤醒了传承自过去SEIKO 5于1963年作为日本第一款双历自动表于首次向全球推介的怀旧记忆。为配合此标志性的珍藏腕表再生,来自日本精工表(Seiko Watch Corporation)的松荣纯平先生和新海篤志先生,特别应邀到来与大家分享令此表备受全球拥趸,尤其是年轻手表爱好者喜爱的设计灵感。通城钟表有限公司总经理林文胜先生说:“我们了解到那些不时寻求更动感和外观更年轻化,最能反映个人独特风格的腕表的年轻手表爱好者,在这方面的要求正日益增加。感谢日本精工表多年来的信任和与我们建立具意义的合作关系,我们很荣幸能够向本地持续增加的狂热精工表迷,推介重新设计的SEIKO 5 Sports腕表系列。”运用50年的精湛钟表制造技术重新打造的SEIKO 5 Sports,基于明确的原则延续此品牌的核心设计,具备忠实SEIKO 5 Sports迷喜爱的五项特质:自动上链机芯、设于3时位置的星期及日期显示、防水功能、设于4时位置的陷入式表冠,以及坚实耐用的表壳与表带。重新推介的SEIKO 5 Sports,设计以新一代年轻手表爱好者为导向,共推出五个精致的表款:Sports、Suits、Specialist、Street及Sense,以迎合个人风格。展现新风貌的SEIKO 5 Sports,被喻为迄今所见的最现代化迭代腕表系列,其构造揉合了不同的颜色、结构与材质,钜细靡遗的设计着重于用途和易读性,适合在不同的场合配戴,不管是日常休闲,活跃的生活方式或是衬托上班服装。除了SEIKO 5 Sports,通城钟表也推出其他精工珍藏表包括Grand Seiko、Prospex、 Presage、Astron及Lukia。SEIKO 5 Sports如今可在精工表专门店和全国各地的授权代理商处买到。关于代理商名单及精工表的其他更多详情,请浏览www.thongsia.com.my,马来西亚精工表脸书https://www.facebook.com/seikomalaysia/或马来西亚精工表Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seikomy/。

Now Is Her Time

HISTORY WAS HER TIME NOW IS HER TIME THE FUTURE IS HER TIME - PHARRELL WILLIAMSPharrell Williams launches Now Is Her Time, a campaign aimed at female empowerment across the world through the power of representation and bold voices. Pharrell's latest collaboration with adidas Originals is told from the point of view of females from different backgrounds and the allies who support them. Honing in on the zeitgeist of our times, Now Is Her Time is a call to action for the 21st century. The campaign utilizes Pharrell’s platform to amplify the voices of women making waves across a number of issues and perspectives. The women featured range from activists to artists and the topics they champion are rooted in gender, sexuality, sexual rights, race, and equality. The campaign is lensed by legendary photographer Collier Schorr, whose portfolio of work explores the themes of gender, sexuality, and identity. Featuring changemakers such as Patrisse Cullors, community organizer and co-founder of Black Lives Matter; Nadya Okamoto, nonprofit leader and founder of period.org (singer-songwriter Syd; writer, director and broadcaster Reggie Yates; architectural technologist Iddris Sandu; surfer Keala Naihe; filmmaker and human rights activist Sunny; models Isabela Rangel Grutman, Sara Cummings, Kadija Diawara; and dancers Sheena Cain and Sophia Parker. The adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams ‘Now Is Her Time’ pack is a new unisex collection of apparel and shoes for adults, juniors, kids and infants that stand for women's rights — featuring a democratic offering that promotes choice and options for individuals. A depth of color-ways like never before, the range includes favorite silhouettes, Solar HU, NMD, BYW and the Adilette, a new silhouette to the HU collection. The adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams ‘Now Is Her Time’ collection will be available August 31, 2019 at adidas flagship stores, Foot Locker, select retailers, and online. Now is her time to be powerful. Now is her time to run the world. Now is her time to teach us all. Now is her time to equalize the playing field. Now is her time to stand up for her right to choose. Now is her time. 

FOR ITS 17TH YEAR, URBANSCAPES 2019 EXPANDS ITS CITY-WIDE TAKEOVER WITH MORE CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAMMING THIS NOVEMBER

This year’s much-anticipated first lineup includes world-renowned stalwarts from musical, visual, and performance arts fields with many more to come.Malaysia’s longest-running creative arts festival Urbanscapes partners with U Mobile to take over Kuala Lumpur once again with nine days of music, visual, and performance art from 16 to 24, Nov 2019. This year’s edition Urbanscapes is expected to draw over 50,000 attendees to its city-wide celebrations.Building on previous year’s themes, this year, Urbanscapes beckons festival-goers to #reconnectKL as they encounter the much-loved festival’s activities that will occupy Medan Pasar, River Of Life, REXKL, The Godown KL, Sentul Depot, Kwai Chai Hong, the backlanes of Lorong Bandar 13 and Lorong Panggung, and other unique spaces in the heart of the city.Staying true to its ethos, Urbanscapes will once again work with local and international artists and creative communities to bring Kuala Lumpur to life. “We want Urbanscapes to inspire people to get out of their homes and explore their city, to discover new experiences and create meaningful conversations around all the fest has to offer,” says festival founder Adrian Yap.This year, the Unlimited Grooves Festival (UGF) by U Mobile returns with a three-day music extravaganza that will culminate with Urbanscapes’ closing party. On 21, 22, and 24 Nov at Sentul Depot, UGF will showcase local and international musicians for every palate such as Boy Pablo, Colde, Lost Spaces, Sunset Rollercoaster, and The Drums. UGF’s general tickets will go on sale on 12 Sept at www.galactix.asia. U Mobile customers will get an exclusive early-bird chance to purchase tickets two days before the public on 10 Sept.The BMW Shorties – Malaysia’s most prestigious and longest running short film competition will also be at Urbanscapes to host Tayangan BMW Shorties, a week-long screening of genre films from Southeast Asia. Held at the iconic REXKL theatre from 16 to 24 Nov, the mini-film festival will culminate with the BMW Shorties Awards Night on 23 Nov, where the Top 10 Finalists and Grand Prize Winner of BMW Shorties 2019 will be announced.A much-beloved part of the Urbanscapes experience for many are the colourful art installations and public art works. And this year, NIPPON PAINT presents Colours Of Life that commissions emerging and established street artists to bring life and colour to the city. Along with that, IMMERSIO, with its indispensable site-specific new media art curated by audio visual collective Filamen, will produce an interactive arts exhibited paired with performances inside three heritage shophouses in Medan Pasar.Additional lineup announcements will follow. For more information and announcement updates, visit https://urbanscapes.com.myFESTIVAL LINEUP HIGHLIGHTSUnlimited Grooves Festival by U MobileNov 21, 22, 24 Sentul DepotTickets range fromRM199-RM 309Lineup includes:●  777 Music Presents Boy Pablo ( Everytime) will return to Malaysia with his eclectic mix of indie and bedroom-pop music; Malaysian dream-pop band lost spaces (boxset.girlfriend);  Sobs (Girl) A bedroom-pop trio from Singapore;  Taiwanese city-pop band Sunset Rollercoaster (My Jinji);●  Urbanscapes x City Roars Festival○ North Asian and Taiwanese artists to be announced.● Unlimited Grooves Festival Closing Party The synthy funk of British band Boy Azooga (Face Behind Her Cigarette);South Korean rapper and heartthrob Colde (Your Dog Loves You);  Mexican-American singer/producer Cuco (Lo Que Siento) with hisdreamy, gentle psychedelic synths and charming writing; The Drums (Lets Go Surfing) bringing their indie-pop tunes from NewYork City. With more acts to be announced.Tayangan BMW ShortiesNov 16 to Nov 24,REXKL.A free event.Screenings of:  A film by past BMW Shorties alumni, Zahir Omar’s Fly By Night (2018) a film aboutextortion, greed, and protecting the ones you hold dear;  Shanjhey Kumar Perumal’s Jagat (2015) a critical looks at standardized schoolprograms and the wildly creative minds that are forced into it; and  The endearing story of an unlikely friendship in Pan De Salawal: Sweet Taste ofSalted Bread & Undies (2019) with a special appearance by the director, Che Esperitu from the Philippines, as the Closing Film of the festival.Expect panel discussions and workshops from film industry experts including:●  Voice Acting for Animation by War of the Worlds: Goliath Voice Director, Gavin Yap.●  More talks and workshops to be announced soon.NIPPON PAINT presentsColours of Life Nov 16 to Nov 24,citywide.A free event. Suzy Sulaiman, whose artworks tend to engage with the public sphere and physical context. Trained in architecture and new media art, Suzy has often been commissioned for festivals and events.Condiment Strings consists of Hanisah Johari and Ahmad Syahmi whose strings art are an exploration of texture, dimension, and scale, in which traditional hand techniques such as macrame knotting, and weaving are used to create expressive and fluid forms.Mohd Anuar bin Mustapa, also known as Fritilldea, a summation of the phrase, "FRIends TILL DEAth", developed his love for murals because of how large scale works show more detail.IMMERSIONov 16 to Nov 24, Medan Pasar.A free event.●  Curated by Filamen, an Audio Visual collective that serves as a platform for people who are into audio visuals to interact with each other and the public;●  Ady Setyawan (IND), an emerging new media artist from Bandung, Indonesia, whose video mapping artworks for festivals and galleries alike famously uses local materials;●  Farhan Fathee, an engineer turned electronic art integration artist who blurs the lines between art and electronics,●  Max Jala, formerly a computer programmer and now a full-time interactive / visual artist keen on utilizing his knowledge of software coding to create new algorithms and programs for real-time interactive digital art  KIMY.A, a.k.a Ahnaf Hakimi Ahmad is a Penang-based artist specializing in using digital graphic manipulation to tell stories about life in Southeast Asia;Iwaz, who uses visual programming software as tools to express his thoughts;Weng Nam, whose strength lies in his ability to produce solutions that pushcreative limits and whose work has earned him accolades from various countriesincluding the Netherlands, Japan, and Switzerland.●  Saishogen, a multifaceted group consisting of five individual artists: NULL,NAD.IO, Furryhead, Syed Muhammad & Ashraf Omar who hail from various creative backgrounds of motion graphic, graphic design and creative tech.Some of the amazing Highlights from Urbanscapes 2018 : 

The European Union Film Festival is back!

A cinematic journey through Europe with 19 award-winning filmsThe European Union Film Festival (EUFF) returns once more to selected Golden Screen Cinemas. Celebrating its 20thanniversary in Malaysia, The EUFF remains one of the most anticipated international film festivals in the country. This year, a more focused programme promises to showcase the dynamism, breadth and innovation of contemporary European cinema, as well as the cultural diversity of Europe, with critically-acclaimed films from across the continent.The European Union Film Festival will take place at selected Golden Screen Cinemas outlets in Kuala Lumpur (17 – 27 October) – GSC Mid Valley, GSC Pavilion KL, GSC 1 Utama - and Penang (31 October - 6 November) – GSC Gurney Plaza.Since its first edition in 2000, the EUFF has brought together film enthusiasts, students, families and even people looking for their first foreign-language film experience.  Spanning animation, drama, romance, comedy, adventure, family films and documentaries, the wide ranging programme is a testament to Europe's continued creativity and diversity and has something for everyone's tastes."Europe has never been just one, but many cultures, languages and lifestyles. Through EUFF, we celebrate our cultural diversity. We put culture at the centre of our international partnerships around the world, including with Malaysia," said H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Malaysia."We hope that these films not only entertain, inspire and teach us about European culture but also open people's eyes to how both European and Malaysian people enjoy cultural diversity," she added. From left, Mr Matthias Vanheusden (Charge d’Affaires a.i, Embassy of Belgium to Malaysia), H.E. Mr Kreso Glavac (Ambassador of Croatia to Malaysia), H.E. Mr Frederic Laplanche (Ambassador of France to Malaysia), H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez (Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia), H.E. Mrs Gunn Jorid Roset (Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia), Mr Maciej Tumulec (Charge d’Affaires a.i, Embassy of Poland to Malaysia)The 19 award-winning films this year come from 15 European countries. The festival line-up also features films from non-European Union countries Switzerland and Norway. Most of the films are collaborations or joint-productions between European countries and many are courtesy of a project by the European Commission managed by a Consortium formed by Goethe-Institut (lead), Institut Français and Cineuropa, the portal for the promotion of the European cinema. These films bring to life the fact that Europe, just like Malaysia, is united in our diversity and highlight that story-telling and art have no barriers across cultures and countries.This year, Romania's inspirational feature film, Beside Me, will open the film festival with a heart-breaking story that explores the idea of human connectivity. Directed by the first Romanian disabled filmmaker, Tedy Necula, Beside Me is a telling reminder that we are all strangers until something brings us together. It is a story about empathy, self-awareness and tolerance, messages that are relevant today. Les Invisibles, the film screened at the press conference, is a comedy about a group of social workers who do everything in their power to help the homeless women within their shelter reintegrate into society and is an example of Europe’s commitment to social justice, Many of the main characters are played by former homeless women who are not professional actors. The director, Louis-Julien Petit, spent a year volunteering in women’s homeless shelters in Grenoble and Paris, saying he wanted to get the tone of the film right. Six films –– Lada Kamenski (Croatia), Winter Flies (Czech Republic), Ailo's Journey (Finland), The Romantic Exiles (Spain), Don't Stop Me Now (Italy), and As Needed (Italy) –– will be screened for free at all participating cinemas. Coupons for the free screenings can be downloaded or screenshot from  www.euff.com.my and redeemed at the participating GSC ticketing counters on a first-come, first-served basis.The 20th European Union Film Festival is organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia, in collaboration with the embassies and cultural institutions of 13 European Union Member States, and Norway and Switzerland.The Film Festival is also supported by local partner organisations Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn. Bhd. Golden Screen Cinemas International Screens, GSC Movies and CinemaOnline.EUFF tickets are sold at MYR9 (normal seats). Tickets for GSC International Screens title Les Invisibles (France) are sold at prevailing GSC prices. Tickets can be purchased via GSC E-payment at www.gsc.com.my, GSC Mobile Apps or at participating GSC outlets. For movie details, screening schedules and more information on the European Union Film Festival, visit www.euff.com.my or www.gsc.com.myEUFF tickets sales start from 10th October.From left, Mr Devinder Singh (Marketing Director of Cinema Online), Mr Matthias Vanheusden (Charge d’Affaires a.i, Embassy of Belgium to Malaysia), Mr Maciej Tumulec (Charge d’Affaires a.i, Embassy of Poland to Malaysia), Mrs Silvia Marrara (Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Italy to Malaysia), H.E. Mr Frederic Laplanche (Ambassador of France to Malaysia), H.E. Mr Kreso Glavac (Ambassador of Croatia to Malaysia), H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez (Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia), Mr Tung Yow Kong (General Manager, GSC Movies), H.E. Mrs Gunn Jorid Roset (Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia).

DELIVERING UNPARALLELED MOVIE EXPERIENCES

GSC to rebrand Signature and announces partnership with GETHAGolden Screen Cinemas (GSC), Malaysia’s leading cinema exhibitor, today announced a partnership with GETHA, the nation’s notable manufacturer of 100% natural latex foam lifestyle products. Through this partnership, GSC revealed its plans to rebrand its boutique cinema offering, GSC Signature, to a new, ultra-luxe offering – Aurum Theatre. As part of the affiliation, Aurum Theatre will include co-branded halls with GETHA, featuring exclusively-designed suite-styled seating with luxury recliners that are designed to deliver a more relaxed and opulent movie experience.The especially co-branded halls with GETHA will be known as the GETHA Lux Suites, which will be the platinum standard in extravagant cinema experiences. GETHA Lux Suites will be located at both The Gardens Mall in Kuala Lumpur, and at The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey in Johor Bahru with two and three halls respectively. As the next evolution of GSC’s premier boutique cinema, Aurum Theatre is designed to deliver an unparalleled cinema experience like no other, and aims to transform movie-going into an unforgettable experience with true style and class. “We’re proud to announce our collaboration with GETHA to build the country’s first-ever luxury cinema suites for our new boutique cinema – Aurum Theatre. For the last 13 years, GSC Signature has always been at the forefront of luxury cinema, delivering unparalleled cinema experiences, and as GSC continues to innovate as a brand, it is only natural that we continue to drive new, luxurious, and prestigious experiences for cinema-goers in Malaysia,” said Ms. Koh Mei Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Golden Screen Cinemas. Ms. Koh Mei Lee, CEO of GSC giving her welcome speech and brief introduction to the brand-new GETHA Lux Suites, which will be available exclusively at Aurum Theatre.  “This partnership with GETHA will enable us just to do that, and we believe our customers will truly appreciate the high-quality latex products and comfort that GETHA is well-known for. These luxury recliners, combined with our personalized butler service, fine food and drink, and top-of-the-range cinematic technology will make every visit to our cinemas a lavish experience that will be positively memorable no matter the occasion,” she added.  “As GETHA celebrates our 50th anniversary, we continue to endeavour onto new concepts of luxury and innovation that can be catered to all Malaysians. This has been made possible with our collaboration with GSC in creating the GETHA Lux Suites; an ultra-luxurious cinematic experience with the comfort of Malaysia’s national treasure: 100% natural latex. It is important to us to provide a comfortable and supportive experience, which not only complements but elevates the movie experience,” said Ms. Melissa Tan, Chief Executive Officer, GETHA. “We are proud of our partnership with GSC, Malaysia’s leading cinema, as it exemplifies the First Class experience that Malaysian hospitality has to offer.”Ms. Melissa Tan, CEO of GETHA delivering her speech on GETHA’s collaboration with GSC, which will be a first for Malaysian cinema.The GETHA Lux Suites were specially designed by Italian architect, Marco Fumagalli. Known for his innovative designs, Fumagalli projects surpass traditional limits for extra added value. In addition, the Aurum Theatres will also feature other ultra-luxe halls with private cabins and thematic theatres, all of which come with bespoke service and contemporary dining. Aurum Theatre will also feature – for the first time – a standalone gastrobar that will give movie-goers a place to feast and while the time away before their movie.For more news on Aurum Theatre, follow GSCinemas on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or visit the website at www.gsc.com.my for more updates.

KARTEL RECORDS JOIN FORCES WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC MALAYSIA TO FORM DEF JAM MALAYSIA & DEF JAM SINGAPORE

Hip-hop in South-East Asia is about to enter the next frontier. On 17 September, Adam Granite, Universal Music Group’s (UMG) Executive Vice President, Market Development, formally announced that legendary Malaysian hip-hop label Kartel Records and Universal Music Sdn Bhd have locked arms to form a new entity: Def Jam Malaysia and Def Jam Singapore. Kartel Records is home to some of the most esteemed and prolific artists in the ecosystem of South-East Asian music. To have the legacy of artists such as Joe Flizzow, arguably the most important name in the tapestry of regional hip-hop, combined with the panoramic reach and resources of UMG, as well as the storied lineage of Def Jam Recordings, marks a new era for the scene and culture not just in Malaysia and Singapore, but for the region as a whole.Ensuring the credibility and integrity of the newly incepted Def Jam Malaysia and Def Jam Singapore, its organisational structure will see the Kartel vanguard taking up key regional leadership roles. The new appointments are as follows: Joe Flizzow as Managing Director, Def Jam South-East Asia; David Tee as Vice President, A&R and Commercial Def Jam South-East Asia and Yaniz Merican as Vice President, Talent Management & Marketing Def Jam South-East Asia. This managerial upper echelon also warmly welcomes Tang Eu-Jin as Manager, Talent Management & Marketing. He will steer Def Jam Malaysia as it recruits new talent into the fold, while aiding in the continued ascent of its existing artists.Already, Def Jam Malaysia and Def Jam Singapore has a spectrum-blasting array of talent in its inaugural stable: Joe Flizzow, SonaOne, AbubakarXLI, Caprice & the Badboii collective from Malaysia and ALIF, Fariz Jabba and Yung Raja from Singapore. And this musical firepower will only expand over time.Alif & SonaOneYung RajaAbubakarXLIJoe FlizzowFariz Jabba Caprice South-East Asian hip-hop is not an overnight phenomenon. It’s the sum total of all the struggles its artists have had to overcome and all the accolades they’ve amassed to validate the craft. The creation of Def Jam Malaysia and Def Jam Singapore is a powerful acknowledgment of that. As Joe Flizzow says, “For the last 20 years, a lot of sweat, blood and tears have gone into building what we can now call the ASEAN hip-hop industry. Def Jam South-East Asia represents the next chapter in my illustrious career and I am truly blessed to be part of this brand that has contributed so much and helped shaped the culture. It is time for South-East Asian hip-hop to be heard all over the world. It's time to create history”.

THE NORTH FACE: The Classic ICON Collection Reintroduced

Inspired by Mountains, Dressed for StreetsEver since its establishment in 1966, The North Face has been devoted to bringing the best apparel and gear to athletes and explorers — offering full and best protection for all types of outdoor adventures. Since the 1980s, the ICON collection was created to serve the needs of expeditions in the harshest regions of the world. Today, these products and styles still boast utmost technical functionality but have been adopted by top trendsetters, who have helped make them much-loved icons of American street culture.To celebrate the heritage of TNF’s ICON collection, Malaysia has released the reintroduced styles of the: 1990 Mountain Jacket, 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket, 1995 Retro Denali Jacket and 1978 Base Camp Duffel on 13 September 2019 — and hopes to reach out to all urban adventurers who can explore wherever and whenever they want, through music, art and culture.1990 MOUNTAIN JACKET GTX II From mountain summits to the city streets, the reintroduced 1990 Mountain Jacket is an enhanced replica of our original version from 1990. Bold, iconic blocking in red, yellow and blue are now a distinct visual identity that has become popular among today’s street-fashion lovers.First introduced as part of an alpine system to protect climbers and mountaineers from extreme elements, the Mountain Jacket has become a standard for durable protective outerwear. This heavy-duty veteran is incredibly weatherproof and has been tested by our athletes in many hostile environments over the years, including Himalayan and polar expeditions.This retro-styled jacket is made of waterproof materials and mixed with silk taffeta and brushed tricot drop-lining to achieve a combined performance of breathability and warmth. The VISLON zipper belt is a double-layer windbreaker with snap closure, providing windproof support for outdoor activities.1995 RETRO DENALI JACKETSince it was first introduced in 1988, as a zip-in fleece to the Mountain Jacket, worn by pioneers Todd Skinner and Paul Piana on their first free ascent of the Salathé Wall in Yosemite, the Denali Jacket completely revolutionized technical fleece. Perhaps no single piece of apparel represents authentic outdoor culture more completely than the Denali. Its iconic blocking and bold styling have since made it one of the most recognizable and coveted fleece jackets ever. Since the 2000s, the Denali has been adopted as the campus uniform across America.Today, the 1995 Retro Denali Jacket follows the original iconic blocking and color designs, with woven overlays on the collar, chest and back of yoke and sleeves; and is compatible with the Mountain Jacket. The fleece fabric and the underarm gussets with pit-zip venting help to resist wind while maximizing breathability. With the VISLON® center front and hand-pocket zips, two secure-zip chest pockets and the woven hem with adjustable bungee cinch, outdoor trips and daily adventures are both comfortable and carefree.1996 RETRO NUPTSE JACKETSince it was first introduced in 1992, the Nuptse Jacket quickly became a part of every expedition around the world. Together with devoted outdoor travelers, the Nuptse Jacket witnessed some of the most challenging routes to be discovered and explored.In the golden age of the 1990s, New York’s booming street culture had become a new source of inspiration for the Nuptse Jacket. The excellent thermal performance and retro style was widely loved by trendsetters, while the hip-hop community made it a style statement.Today, built for mountain- and city-life to keep you warm and dry when it gets cold and wet, the Nuptse Jacket’s signatures include its boxy silhouette, original shiny ripstop fabric, iconic oversized panels, stowable hood and 700- fill goose down insulation.1978 BASE CAMP DUFFELThe legendary Base Camp Duffel was originally designed in 1978 as hardwearing, soft luggage crafted from vinyl laminated fabric. It was equipped to be hauled by porters, yaks and camels to every region of the world.With its iconic handles introduced in 1989 and its classic D-zip opening added in 1996, this Duffel easily became cemented on every expedition checklist.Today, the 1978 Base Camp Duffel is made from wear-resistant ballistic nylon. The bag’s 50-litre-volume body is equipped with improved detachable, adjustable, alpine-cut shoulder straps and a thick carry-bag handle, while a more ergonomic design minimizes contortions. The side-zip pockets are designed to store handy belongings such as a mobile phone and wallet; while the D-zip opening has a weather-resistant zipper flap; and the end-cap zippered compartment can store wet clothes, dirty shoes or extra gear without sacrificing volume.The classic ICON collection is exclusively available in :1. The North Face Sunway Pyramid - F1.87, Sunway Pyramid, No 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Sunway City, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.2. The North Face Gardens Mall - T-221, 3rd Floor, The Gardens, Midvalley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.The North Face Boutique Shop at Sunway Pyramid.