HBO ASIA COLLABORATES WITH THE COFFEE BEAN AND TEA LEAF® IN MALAYSIA FOR FINAL SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES

MALAYSIA FOR FINAL SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES FREE GAME OF THRONES-Themed Espresso Cream Latte To Be Given Out At The GAME OF THRONES Branded The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Mid Valley Megamall Outlet For A Limited TimeAs the excitement continues to brew for the much anticipated final season of GAME OF THRONES, for the first time, HBO Asia is teaming up with The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®to unveil an exclusive GAME OF THRONES-inspired Espresso Cream Latte featuring the Viserion dragon latte art design at the Mid Valley Megamall outlet in Malaysia. To celebrate the eighth and final season of the hit series, 1,600 cups of free* GAME OF THRONES themed lattes will be given outat The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® outlet in Mid Valley Megamall (Unit G-047, East Atrium, Concourse Floor) over eight (8) days this month - April 13 to 15, April 19 to 21 and April 27 and 28, together withalimited-edition GAME OF THRONES premium. To redeem, simply look out for the weekly posts on The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Malaysia Instagram handle @coffeebeanmy.  While collecting their drink, fans can immerse themselves in GAME OF THRONES decorations and watch specially curated featurettes from the series at theMid Valley outlet of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®during the campaign period from April 11 to 30. In addition, capture your Viserion dragon latte art and/or GAME OF THRONES experience at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®Mid Valley outlet in the most creative way, share them on social media and stand a chance to win exclusive GAME OF THRONES premiums and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®prizes**. For details visit The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®Instagram.The eighth and final season of GAME OF THRONES will debut in Asia same time as the U.S. on Monday, 15 April at 9am, with a same day encore at 10pm, exclusively on HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 431 HD). The series will also be available on HBO On Demand. New episodes will premiere every Monday at the same time. Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. Members of the ensemble cast for the seventh season included Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. Season seven credits: executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin.* 200 cups will be given out each day, available on a first-come-first served basis, while stocks last.**Photo contest entries must include hashtags #HBOAsia #ForTheThrone and #GameOfThronesxCBTL and tune in: “Watch GAME OF THRONES on HBO every Monday, 9am and 10pm.”

BookXcess Opens Its Doors at Kong Heng Square, Ipoh’s Iconic and Historical Location

While immersed in rich history, book lovers in Ipoh will now be able to enjoy affordable books at 50% – 80% off recommended retail price.Further strengthening its commitment to make affordable books accessible, BookXcess is bringing the joy of reading to more Malaysians by opening its latest store in the Silver State – Ipoh! BookXcess Kong Heng occupies a historic location in Kong Heng Square which once housed one of the busiest banks in Ipoh. The premise has since been rejuvenated and the first floor and the basement are now home to what will surely be Perak’s finest attraction for book lovers and photoholics.The bookstore compliments its neighbouring Concubine lane with neon signs and tongue incheek quotes for a modern touch while also preserving the buildings original architecture. Readers can expect to find thousands of books from a wide variety of genres availableconsisting of novels, science-fiction, thriller, literature, young adult titles, business books,cookbooks, art and design books and many other hidden gems.The look and feel of the old bank have been maintained to provide customers with a uniqueexperience; the basement floor will see the customers of BookXcess Kong Heng selecting books from bank safety deposit boxes and from bank vaults that have been converted intobookshelves. Parents are also in for a treat as BookXcess will have an assortment of children’s books ranging from activity books, storybooks, sound books and more. Exclusively for BookXcess, parents of young ones will also find thirteen titles of Augmented Reality (AR) books available at the store.AR books create an immersive, interactive reading experience. Children will be able to read,play and learn with these AR books as it uses cutting-edge AR technology to revolutionisereading for the next generation.“It is such an honour to be part of Ipoh’s rich history and beautiful architecture. With theopening of the BookXcess Kong Heng, we hope to meet the demand for affordable books here in the Silver State. Based on our past experiences when we organised the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale in Ipoh, many of our customers requested for us to set-up a permanent store and now, here we are answering to their call,” shared Andrew Yap, Founder of BookXcess and the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale. Other than books and unique pop-art, the basement of the bookstore will also accommodate the little Yasmin at Kong Heng newseum (affectionately named to inspire new generations) which will be opened to all at BookXcess Kong Heng. Visitors can laugh, cry, love and forgive as they watch Yasmin’s best Petronas festive television advertisements and films. They will also be able to dive into Yasmin’s mind by going through her original Mac desktop where she typed in all her ideas. You can also read copies of her original "Sepet" and "Wasurenegusa" scripts here.“Having ‘Yasmin at Kong Heng’ nestled in BookXcess is an honour as we can continue the legacy of Yasmin and tell her story to the world so that her beloved storytelling is cherished and remembered,” added Yap. (L to R): Jovian Lee, Creative Group Head of Leo Burnett and Yasmin Ahmad’s friend;Andrew Yap, Founder of BookXcess; Yau Wai Leong, Co-Owner of Sekeping Kong Heng Group launching the BookXcess Kong Heng, Ipoh.In conjunction with the launch, customers of BookXcess Kong Heng will enjoy an additional 20%discount on all books and non-book items from 11 April till 14 April 2019. Customers are encouraged to stay updated to find out more on BookXcess’ latest books and promotions via BookXcess’ social media sites.BookXcess Kong Heng, Ipoh is open daily from 8.00am to 10.00pm and is located at No. 91,Jalan Sultan Yussuf (Belfield Street), 30000 Ipoh, Perak.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BookXcess/Instagram: @bookxcessWebsite: https://www.bookxcess.com/

BookXcess 书店在怡保旧街场光兴广场开业

漫游历史古迹,选购畅销经典好书,享有高达50% 至80%的折扣为了让更多人能选购价格实惠的书籍和继续分享阅读的乐趣,BookXcess 将在山城怡保开设书店。坐落在光兴广场BookXcess门店的建筑早期在怡保是一间繁忙的银行。经过改造之后,此店铺的一楼和底层如今已成为书迷及人们拍照打卡的好去处。这家书店与附近的二奶巷相得益彰,在保留此建筑原有的设计的同时, 此店以霓虹灯展板及令人拍案叫绝的语录为当地的老建筑增添新气息。读者可以在这片书海里找到各类书籍,包括小说、科幻小说、惊悚小说、文学、青少年读物、商业书籍、烹饪书、艺术和设计书籍及其它好书。BookXcess书店保留了老银行原有的室内外观及感觉,让客户在逛书店的同时能享有独一无二的体验,比如说在一个改装成书架的保险箱和银行金库淘书。来到BookXcess 书店的父母也可以为孩子选购各种儿童读物,例如作业本、故事书、有声书等等。父母也能在这里找到BookXcess 独家销售的13本扩增实境(AR)互动书。这些扩增实境书籍能让孩子们更加投入及享受互动式的阅读体验。采用先进扩增实境技术的AR互动书全面改变了新世代的阅读方式,小孩可以透过这些书本阅读、玩乐和学习。BookXcess 兼大野狼书展创办人Andrew Yap说: “我们很荣幸能成为怡保旧街场的一份子,并在这座美轮美奂的建筑开店营业。我们希望BookXcess 光兴门店能满足霹雳对价格实惠书籍的需求。我们在怡保举办大野狼书展时受到很多顾客们的要求希望我们可以在这里开设一家永久门店,如今我们终于能实现他们的愿望,并隆重向他们介绍这家书店。”除了书籍和独特的波普艺术装饰画,书店低层将保留为已故著名导演雅丝敏阿末(Yasmin Ahmad)的博物馆—Yasmin at Kong Heng (展馆名称为了激发年轻一代而设)。此博物馆将开放给公众参观。人们在观赏雅丝敏其中最佳国油佳节电视广告和电影时,可以跟着情节一起捧腹大笑、痛哭流涕、堕入爱河或学习恕己及人。大家也可以透过她的苹果电脑了解她编撰故事的思路,还可以阅读雅丝敏执导的电影《Sepet》和《Wasurenegusa》的原稿。Andrew Yap说:“我们很荣幸 “Yasmin at Kong Heng” 能在BookXcess 书店设立此博物馆,延续Yasmin的遗志 并向所有人分享她的事迹,好让大家珍惜及铭记她编撰的故事。 ” (左 - 右) :  Jovian Lee, Creative Group Head of Leo Burnett and Yasmin Ahmad’s friend;Andrew Yap, Founder of BookXcess; YauWai Leong, Co-Owner of Sekeping KongHeng Group 。配合新店开业,凡是在BookXcess光兴门店购买书籍或非书籍类商品,消费者将享有额外20%折扣,优惠期将从 2019年4月11日至4月14日。欢迎大家关注BookXcess的社交媒体账号,以掌握新书上架消息及最新动态。怡保BookXcess 光兴门店的营业时间是从早上8点至晚上10点,地址是91, Jalan SultanYussuf (Belfield Street), 30000 Ipoh, Perak。脸书: https://www.facebook.com/BookXcess/Instagram: @bookxcessWebsite: https://www.bookxcess.com/

911 Reunion concert in Malaysia 22 June 2019

THE REUNION 2019 LIVE IN KUALA LUMPUR 22 JUNE 2019After almost 20 years, UK’s top band of the 90s, 911 is thrilled to announce their comeback concert in Malaysia in June this year.Aptly titled The Reunion, band members Lee Brennan, Spike Dawbarn and Jimmy Constable are looking forward to reuniting with their Malaysian fans once again.The English pop group that won hearts with hits such as you Don’t Make Me Wait, Bodyshakin’, The Day We Find Love, A Little Bit More, Party People, Private Number and many more, will be performing live in Kuala Lumpur on 22 June 2019.At the height of their success, 911 sold millions of albums and scored several top 10 hits in the British charts and gained popularity in South East Asia where their first two albums reached the number one spot.Spike and Jimmy, who are both dancers, first met while working on the late- night ITV show by Pete Waterman in 1991.Then in 1995, Spike and Jimmy formed a partnership and teamed up with front man Lee to form 911. Their debut single, a cover of Shalamar’s Night to Remember reached number 38 on the UK Singles Chart, with subsequent releases rising higher on the charts.In May 1996, 911 scored their first top 10 hit with Don’t Make Me Wait from their debut studio album, The Journey, which was certified Gold by BPI (British Phonographic Industry).In Asia, The Journey became the group’s best-selling album, with Malaysia leading the way. The album topped the local charts and reached 12x Platinum, followed by 6x Platinum in Taiwan.In 2012, the ITV2 documentary series, The Big Reunion, brought 911 back along with a host of other 90s groups – 5ive, B*witched & Atomic Kitten for a TV series and live concert tours in the UK.911 have not stopped performing as a group since then.In 2013, 911 released their comeback album `Illuminate: The Hits & More’featuring the single `I Do’.Ticketing details for the Reunion concert will be announced soon!Organizer : Deromp Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd About Deromp Marketing (M) Sdn BhdDeromp Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd established in 1997 is an Event Management and Advertising Services company. For additional information, visit: www.deromp.com Jointly Brought to you by : aforadio.com, Air Asia Big Loyalty , Alstar Music, Quill City Mall 911 DISCOGRAPHY«  13 Singles«  3 Studio Albums«  10 UK Top 10 Singles«  10 Million Singles«  8 Million AlbumsTHE ALBUMS«  The Journey (1997)«  Moving On (1998)«  There It Is (1999)«  The Greatest Hits and a Little Bit More (2000)«  Illuminate ... (The Hits and More) (2013)THE SINGLES«  Night to Remember«  Love Sensation«  Don’t Make Me Wait«  The Day We Find Love«  Bodyshakin’«  The Journey«  Party People...Friday Night«  All I Want is You«  How Do You Want Me to Love You«  More Than A Woman«  A Little Bit More«  Private Number«  Wonderland«  I Do

Casio Malaysia Launches G-Shock with New Carbon Core Guard

Introduce the latest innovation from Casio's G-Shock line up , Casio Malaysia will hold a week long exhibition at the Centre Court (CCGF) Mid Valley Megamall from 8th April -14th April 2019 to showcase the Carbon G-SHOCK of 2019 featuring a carbon fiber also known as the “ third generation of toughness”.  Carbon fiber is hard , strong , light, strong against themal change, strong against time and strong against deformation. In essence, carbon fiber merges the ligtness of resin with strength surpassing metal to revolutionize shock resistance.  To kick-off the exhibition, a grand launch was held on 11thApril 2019. Two new carbon series, the GA-2000 and GWR-B1000 Gravitymaster both employing the Carbon Core Guard structure were introduced at the launch for the first time in Malaysia. To signify the official launch of the event, VIPs were tasked with throwing a G-SHOCK watch towards a bullseye target followed by an explosive and upbeat Japanese drum performance by an entourage of highly energetic drummers. Taking Casio’s G-SHOCK ultra tough reputation to the next level and sporting a new urban outdoor style with a sleeker look, the analog-digital GA-2000 with carbon Core Guard structure includes notable features such as a carbon fiber-reinforced case, guardless buttons, front light button, a double case back structure, and multi –color resin bands. Another unique feature of the GA-2000 is that unlike other G-SHOCKs the bands can lay completely flat with the case and are easily removable using a slide lever without special tools. The new shock resistant structure marks an important advance of G-SHOCK core technology, making this model the new standard bearer of the G-SHOCK lineup. The lightest Gravitymaster ever, the GWR-B1000 Gravitymaster with a new carbon monocoque case , is incredibly though but light at the same time. Designed for the severe environtments faced by pilots, this new timepiece delievers an even higher level of  toughness through the use of the same carbon and titanium materials found on modern aircrafts. The GWR-B1000 Gravitymaster comes with an array of premium features, including 52 layers of carbon sheeting bezel, a carbon fiber insert band, and scratch resistant sapphire glass which enchances readability. The watch also utilizes tough solar technology, atomic timekeeping, Bluetooth enabled and features full auto double LEDs which automatically illuminate in dark conditions.  To commemorate Casio’s bold new direction with Carbon Core Guard, the exhibition chronicled the material evolution of Casio’s G-SHOCK from yesteryears to present day and showcase of the actual Carbon Core Guard materials used in the production of these supremely tough watches. Throughout the week-long exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity and pleasure of brutalizing the Casio G-SHOCK by participating in the Giant Slingshot- slingshot a ball towards a bullseye target which is a G-SHOCK watch. All vistors to the exhibition are encouraged to participate to stand a chance to win exciting prizes!  Mr Tezuka Itsuro, Managing Director of Casio Malaysia “When the world thought we couldn’t get any tougher, we proved otherwise today with the introduction of the G-SHOCK Carbon Core Guard series, an even more resilient watch to our already formidable G-SHOCK line.” 

DISNEY CHANNEL INTRODUCES “SCHOOL’S OUT” - AN ALL-NEW PROGRAMMING BLOCK FOR MALAYSIAN KIDS FROM 25 MARCH

School’s out this March and Disney Channel (Astro Ch 615) is celebrating with an all-new programming block called “School’s Out”. Beginning 25 March, Mondays to Fridays at 1pm, Disney Channel will treat viewers to brand new episodes of Upin & Ipin, BoBoiBoy, Ejen Ali, Disney’s Milo Murphy’s Law, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Big Hero 6: The Series, DuckTales and more. To celebrate the launch of this campaign, Disney Channel has released a brand new music video now available on YouTube at (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3m1oyJlqNU&feature=youtu.be).The music video features the hugely popular Club Mickey Mouse Mouseketeers as they sing and dance to the song “Generasiku” which translates to Our Generation. The Mouseketeers also perform the “School’s Out Swag” in their new music video, a simple dance routine that kids in Malaysia will be able to follow and join in by using the hashtags #SchoolsOutSwag and #DisneyChannelMY on social media. Besides enjoying the exciting line-up of shows planned, Disney fans can get into the School’s Out spirit with the “School’s Out Word Up” contest. From 25 to 29 March, viewers can take part in this contest by spotting the number of times a special code word appears on  screen. 50 lucky winners will be selected daily to win awesome “back-to-school” merchandise. Viewers will need to log on to Disney.asia/schoolsout to participate.

<Crossroads: One Two Jaga> Won Six Awards at the 30th Festival Filem Malaysia (FFM30) and It Will Be Returning to Cinemas for Special Screening

The Malaysian film <Crossroads: One Two Jaga>had won six awards at the30th Festival FilemMalaysia (FFM30) which was successfully ended last Saturday. We are honored to announce that this film will be returning to cinemas for special screenings. The film <Crossroads: One Two Jaga>, directed by Nam Ron won The Best Film Director; The Best Film; The Best Actor for Rosdeen Suboh; The Best Screenplay for Amri Rohaiyat, Fared Ayamand Nam Ron; The Most Original Story; and The Best Poster Design forJazzy Pictures. It won a totalofsix awards and it becamethe biggestwinner of the awards ceremony. Previously, the film hadscreened on6thSeptember 2018 at all cinemas in Malaysia. It is a 2018 Malaysian crime action film directed by Nam Ron and co-produced by Pixel Play and Jazzy Pictures. The film portrays the lives of corrupt cops from the Royal Malaysia Police who take bribes from small business owners and get caught in criminal activity.Before its cinema release in Malaysia, the Pixel Play and Jazzy Pictures had brought this film to the international film festivals to increase the international audiences’ exposure towards the Malaysian film production. In order to recap this excellent film among local community,the producers decided to bring it returning to the cinema screens. The schedule of this re-screening will be setfrom 4 April to 10 April 2019. It will be screening at eight cinemalocations which includingTGV Cinemas Sunway Pyramid, TGV Cinemas Wangsa Walk, TGV Cinemas 1 Utama, TGV Cinemas TebrauCity, TGV Cinemas Bukit Raja, TGV Cinemas KLCC, TGV Cinemas Dpulzeand TGV Cinemas Kinta City. 

电影《十字路口》One Two Jaga 在第30届马来西亚电影节(FFM30)获得六项奖项 即将重返电影院大屏幕

马来西亚电影《十字路口》<Crossroads:One Two Jaga> 上星期六在第30届马来西亚电影节(FFM30)上收获满满并获得六大奖项,成为当晚的大赢家。监制及制作人们因此决定把这部电影重新带回电影院进行特别放映会。由纳姆·荣恩(Nam Ron)执导的电影 《十字路口》<Crossroads:One Two Jaga> 于第30届马来西亚电影节(FFM30)获得了最佳导演奖;最佳电影奖;最佳男主角;最佳剧本奖;最佳原创故事奖以及最佳海报设计奖。该电影在当晚一共赢得了六个奖项,并成为本届马来西亚电影节的大赢家。最佳电影《十字路口》<Crossroads:One Two Jaga>早前已于去年9月6日在马来西亚的各大电影院上映。这是一部由Pixel Play和Jazzy Pictures联合制作的马来西亚犯罪动作片。这部电影描绘了马来西亚皇家警察和腐败警察的生活,他们从小企业主那里收受贿赂并陷入犯罪活动。此外,在该电影上映于马来西亚电影院前,Pixel Play和Jazzy Pictures也已将这部电影带到了多个国际知名的电影节,以向外国观众推广及宣扬马来西亚的电影制作。最佳男演员最佳导演.最佳海报设计最佳剧本.为了让本地的观众回顾这部优秀的电影,监制及制片人们决定将其带回本地电影院,重返大屏幕放映。电影将在2019年4月4日至4月10日期间,在八家电影院进行特别放映会,其中包括TGV Cinemas Sunway Pyramid、TGV Cinemas Wangsa Walk、TGV Cinemas 1 Utama、TGV Cinemas TebrauCity、TGV Cinemas Bukit Raja、TGV Cinemas KLCC、TGV Cinemas Dpulze 和 TGV Cinemas Kinta City。

MALAYSIAN WINNERS OF PRESTIGIOUS ASIA YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD 2018 TO COMPETE REGIONALLY FOR PLACE IN HARVARD PROGRAMME

Loo Yi from University of Malaya and Zachary Khaw Lit Siang from Taylor's University Bag Gold Awards for Architecture and Interior Design Categories, Beating 1,260 Other Entries This YearLoo Yi from University of Malaya and Zachary Khaw Lit Siang from Taylor's University were announced winners of the prestigious Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2018. The two winners will soon be representing Malaysia in Singapore in March 2019 against winners from 14 other geographical locations across Asia for the title of Asia Young Designer of the Year 2018/19. In line with AYDA’s theme Forward: Challenging Design Boundaries, young designers across Malaysia took up the challenge to push the boundaries of design, thinking and innovating beyond the current norms of design while looking into the future to predict what would be sustainable and beneficial to the community, as well as humanity as a whole.Now in its 11th year, AYDA is a well-known platform spearheaded by Nippon Paint and supported by IJM Land Berhad with the goal of nurturing and discovering potential talent in the fields of architecture and interior design, empowering them to be able to think progressively while guiding them towards sustainability in their designs to help shape the future with innovative ideas. This year, the stakes have been raised as the regional winners, one each from the architecture and interior design category, will receive placement in a 6-week all-expense-paid Design Discovery programme at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in the USA. This follows the establishment of the Gennosuke Obata Fellowship at Harvard, a partnership between the esteemed institute of higher learning and Nippon Paint. The Harvard University Graduate School of Design is a global academic leader in the design fields thus students enrolled in its programme stand to gain quality education with valuable knowledge and experience that will surely enrich their thinking, designs and ideas.Winner of the Architecture category, Loo was awarded the top prize for his design, Mangrove Charcoal Living Museum, showcasing an unconventional museum concept, which incorporates a forward-thinking mentality in the harmonious integration of physical structure and nature. An activated space and living exhibition in itself, his design integrates existing traditional charcoal factories with nature and transforms the site into a new tourist attraction, at the same time achieving a sustainable development with the surrounding mangrove forest.He said, “It’s such an honour to be chosen as the Gold Award winner for this year’s Asia Young Designer Award (Architecture) and I thank the judges for believing in my work. When I came up with this design, I wanted it to be not just a gallery to display collections of physical remains at Kuala Sepetang Perak, but also a site to incorporate the locals’ non-material cultural practices and natural forestry heritage.”Meanwhile, winner of the Interior Design category, Khaw gathered inspiration from the local fashion design industry and manifested his ideas into The Weave, a fashion incubator for local designers, that draws upon the upcycling of old textile into new outfits as one of the foundations of his concept. This creative idea showcases how a building can be transformed into a future-ready concept to meet the inherent fashion needs of the society in a sustainable manner.He said, “This project has actually been a personal one for me as I am interested in all branches of design and understand the struggles of a budding fashion designer. In creating The Weave, I wanted to give young fashion design students a leg up in the industry and help them become successful, thanks to the facilities incorporated into the design. My first time entering an award like this, AYDA has indeed been a life-changing experience, showing me what I can do in this industry, thanks to the guidance of the judges.”As the Gold Award recipients of the Malaysian leg of AYDA 2018, Loo and Khaw each won RM5,000 and a chance to represent Malaysia at the Asia Young Designer Summit in Singapore, to compete for the coveted Asia Young Designer of the Year 2018/19 title. Meanwhile, Ngew Kah Sheng from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Low Kah Lim from Malaysian Institute of Art won the Silver Awards in the Architecture and Interior Design categories respectively with a prize of RM3,000 each; while Muhammad Nazli Bin Karamazaman from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Ooi Soon Theng (Jackson) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Vevitera A/P Kalaivanan and Lauridson Liaw Fu Kang both from City University of Malaysia won the Honorary Mentions in the said categories with a prize of RM1,500 each.  Gladys Goh, Group General Manager of Nippon Paint Malaysia Group, said, “The goal of this year’s AYDA’s theme Forward: Challenging Design Boundaries was to dare our young designers to challenge conventional limitations of design, while considering how the act of designing can bring a positive impact to environmental issues, infuse new values into social and cultural contexts, enhance better community living and lifestyle, and encourage progressive growth and development in a city. We are extremely proud of the Malaysian winners who have raised the bar to win the Gold Awards and have shown us what it means to question creative perimeters and think in a forward-looking, innovative way that breaks the norm of design as we know it. We at Nippon Paint believe that the youth of today are able to bring positive impact to not only their surroundings but the overall design industry as well. It is truly rewarding to see that through AYDA, young and talented designers are given a platform that allows them to excel further by showcasing their talents, and later to contribute to the development of cities and communities in the future.”Edward Chong Sin Kiat, Managing Director of IJM Land Berhad, said: “We at IJM Land are immensely proud of AYDA and the way in which it has evolved internationally, as winners prove year on year that they are designers shaping the future of our industry. Our partnership with Nippon Paint in its 5th year aims to connect students to the heart of the industry, to build places and spaces for vibrant living and thriving sanctuaries respectful of nature that resonate with families, business and communities. We strongly believe in shaping and empowering young talents who will essentially transform the architectural and interior design panorama of our future.”Presiding over the merits of the entries this year while contributing constructive feedback and sharing knowledge with the AYDA participants, the judging panel included distinguished and eminent figures in the architecture and design industry, led by chief judges Ar. Sarly Adre Sarkum, principal of Sarly Adre Sarkum Architecture, and Mr Lai Siew Hong, Chief Executive Designer of Blu Water Studio. In line with the aim to help nurture an innovative paradigm amongst the finalists, AYDA offered opportunities for the young talents to engage and gain first-hand exposure through personalized coaching, mentoring, skill-building workshops and a study tour to Bandar Rimbayu by IJM Land Berhad.Other than Nippon Paint and IJM Land, AYDA is also supported by the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE), Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Youth Malaysia (REHDA Youth) and the Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC), as well as the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB).To find out more about AYDA, the entries and other information, log on to www.asiayoungdesigneraward.com.

Aforadio On Ground with 100PLUS Reduced Sugar. #100plus4g

Lowest Sugar Carbonated Isotonic Drink100PLUS Reduced Sugar has 33% less sugar compared to 100PLUS Original, and it only contains 4g Sugar per 100ml, with no added artificial sweetener.Experience 100PLUS Reduced Sugar, the low-sugar beverage that replenishes fluids and electrolytes lost in an active day, allowing you to stay optimally hydrated and energised.For more info can visit the 100plus Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/my100plus The AFO announcers  will be on a Roving Tour starting from 30March 2019. Be Sure to mark your calendars as they will be at these location to entertain your day. 30th March ( Saturday )-  Pasar Sri Gombak , Gohtong Jaya , Bentong Walk (6pm) 7th April ( Sunday ) - Pacific Batu Pahat Mall , Batu Pahat Food Court Area 11th April ( Thursday) - Pasar Pagi Taman Muda , Cheras Leisure Mall ,Pasar MalamPandan Indah 20th April (Saturday) -Pulau Tikus Market, Penang Food Court Area, Avatar Penang25th April (Thursday)- Pasar Eng Ann , Bandar Bukit Tinggi 1,Pasar Malam Taman Klang Utama  29th April 2019 (Monday) - SS2 Pasar Pagi , PJ Uptown, Pasar Malam SS2Hashtag : #100plus4g

"JAC Redefine" MPIRE JAC SDN BHD The new distributor in Malaysia and introducing 3 exciting Model to Malaysia.

"JAC Redefine" MPIRE JAC SDN BHD The new distributor in Malaysia and introducing 3 exciting Model to Malaysia. After 50 year's in the industry JAC has achieved an annual production capacity up to 1,000,000 units and engine annual capacity of more than 500,000 units and has been listed in the Shanghai Stock Exchange (600418) in 2001.By now, JAC has Exported products to the region of South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and established friendly relationship with more than 130 countries around the world.JAC focuses on commercial vehicle manufacturing to consolidate and develop its leading position in various commercial vehicle market. JAC is dedicated to developing and producing safe, environment friendly, economical and energy-saving vehicle on the basis of sustaned brand progress and cost improvement.for more info visit https://jacmalaysia.com.my/

THE INNOVATIVE CINEMA EXPERIENCE, 4DX ARRIVES IN GSC IOI CITY MALL, PUTRAJAYA !

Next-generation cinematic experience in the heart of Malaysia’s administrative capital. Malaysia’s leading cinema exhibitor, Golden Screen Cinemas launched today its third 4DX cinema auditorium in GSC IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, bringing the next-generation cinematic technology to audiences in the heart of Malaysia’s administrative capital. 4DX, technology developed in South Korea by CJ 4DPLEX, enhances the on-screen visuals of action-packed blockbusters, transcending the traditional cinema experience through special effects including motion-synchronized seats, wind, fog, rain, lightning, snow, bubble, vibration, and scents. The result is one of the most innovativecinema formatsin the industry, drawing fans into the action on the big screen. CJ 4DPLEX’s Chief Executive Officer, JongRyul Kim officiated at the launch of the country’s third 4DX theatre, which can seat 112 movie-goers at the same time. With4DX, thrill seekers in Putrajaya can now be even more fully immersed and engaged in the films they watch, thanks to the 21 signature effects,such as,snow, rain, bubbles, wind, and motion that will razzle and dazzle their senses, seamlessly transporting them into the movies. “The opening of our third 4DX auditorium in Malaysia is a milestone for our partnership with CJ 4DPLEX, whom we are working with closely to bring new and exciting cinematic technologies to Malaysian audiences. The launch of this brand-new 4DX hall in Putrajaya is an affirmation of our commitment to innovation and continuous improvement as part of delivering enriching cinema experiences, and we will continue to invest into extending its availability in more locations for cinema-goers across the country,” said Koh Mei Lee, Chief Executive OfficerofGSC. Mr. Kim Jong Ryul receiving a token of appreciation from Ms. Koh Mei Lee at the event.“We are overjoyed to open our third location at Putrajaya’sIOI City Mall,the heart of Malaysia,” said JongRyul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. “As our partnership continues to expand, we are thrilled to share a new level of immersion and storytelling to Malaysian movie-goers. Our goal has always been to provide a genuine enhancement in movie-going, and we look forward to Golden Screen Cinema’s audiences experiencing the sensations of 4DX.” GSC IOI City Mall is the third cinema to carry 4DX, after GSC Paradigm JB and GSC 1Utama, with the latter recently launched in December 2018. Plans are also being put in place to roll out an additional 4DX theatre later this year, which will be available at GSC Mid Valley Southkey in Johor Bahru. On top of that, GSC and CJ 4DPLEX has also announced that it will be introducing a brand-new experience in Malaysia with ScreenX, a premium 270-degree panoramic movie experience. ScreenX utilises a propriety system to expand the screen image to the left and right walls, allowing audiences to go beyond the frame of traditional movie screen frame. The immersive multi-projection system is expected to arrive later this year.For more info : www.gsc.com.my 

Zamaera Drops Her First EP and Announces Nationwide Tour Presented by TGV Cinemas in LFx

Malaysian hip-hop sensation Zamaera, announced her first EP, “Z” with an intimate performance, live in surround sound. Guests who gathered at TGV 1 Utama were the first to witness this showcase in LFx (Lakefront Xperience). Zamaera also revealed her plans for a nationwide tour in LFx at selected TGV Cinemas across four states between the months of April and May 2019.“Z” will make its worldwide debut on March 29th, with pre-orders available from March 15th. The EP displays her growth as an artist through four full length tracks, “Z vs Z”, “Truth”, “KMS” and “Almost”. Guided by her label, Lakefront Records, Zamaera was paired with award-winning, 14-time Billboard charting producer and pianist Floyd ‘Timeless’ Thomas.Accompanying the full EP is an exclusive documentary dubbed “The Chicago Sessions” leading viewers through the recording process of “Z” which also features the string driven ensemble Matt Jones Orchestra. A rare talent, Zamaera writes all her own lyrics, raps effortlessly, and exhibits her vocals in the entirety of “Z”.Charting her journey in-between fierce bars and soulful composition, “Z” documents emotion, revelations and vulnerability. Setting herself apart with the ability to tell an intricate story in a matter of minutes, Zamaera explores the universal themes of change and love; confronting them with introspection, empathy and confidence.On its release, “Z vs Z” earned a premiere feature and exclusive on HipHopDX, one of the worlds largest and most reputed online hip hop magazines. To date the single has surpassed half a million streams and counting.“ ‘Z’ has been a reflection of my personal and musical growth. From the time spent working on the music, to the constant practice of ‘making things better’ such as my live performances. Just like this live EP performance in LFx, we want to create immersive experiences for the listeners. Above all else, I couldn’t have possibly done this without the contribution of my amazing team who turned this EP into a reality,” says Zamaera.Zamaera’s Nationwide TourZamaera is the first (ever in the world) to tour in a brand new format - LFx. Concerts in LFx features the artist in a perfectly calibrated environment, permitting the artist to perform live in 7.1 surround sound with visual accompaniment. The nationwide tour is made possible with the exclusive partnership between TGV Cinemas and Lakefront Records to bring LFx technology to life.Zamaera’s hour-long concert will feature tracks from her new EP - “Z”, and not forgetting her singles such as “Still Callin”, and the track which got it all started, “Helly Kelly”. The live concert experience is intended to be raw, fluid and heartfelt with sound designed specifically to envelope concert goers and make their experience richer. Coupled with larger-than-life visuals, Zamaera is confident that each concert will leave the audience wanting more.More details will be released as the dates draw closer, but it is certain that the tour will travel to TGV Cinemas in Johor Bahru, Penang, Miri with the first concert in Kuala Lumpur.“Z” will be available on iTunes and all streaming platforms from March 29th 2019.

The 18th Edition Of Le French Festival (LFF) !

THE FRENCH ARE COMING!The 18thedition of Le French Festival announces its full line-up:Exciting acts direct from France and an inaugural Franco-Malaysian production of French culture & heritage! The French are at it again! Malaysia’s highly-anticipated annual French event is back with the 18thedition of Le French Festival (LFF). From 4thApril to 12thMay, LFF is set to whisk Malaysians on an immersive experience of captivating events including French cinema screenings, art exhibitions, music and theatre performances, gastronomy and more. Since its inception in 2001, LFF has progressively evolved as an indomitable bridge of cultural exchange between France and Malaysia while successfully establishing its roots in four major cities,reaching over tens of thousands of spectators: Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabalu. (From right to left)H.E Frederic Laplanche, the Ambassador of the Republic of France to Malaysia sit along with Sharifah Amani, Malaysian Actress, Roland Husson, Cultural Counsellor from embassy of France and Jacques Bounin, Director of Alliance FrancaiseKuala Lumpur. This edition will - for the first time - be proudly presented by G. H. Mumm Champagne, the No. 1 Grande Maison champagne in France, and Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) as a longstanding collaborator and partner of the French Film Festival – pulling together a festival for everyone from all walks of life including families and children, French enthusiasts, movie buffs, and foodies among others. Some programmes of the French Festival are even designed specifically for schools and universities. For the first time in the LFF history, organisers Alliance Française (AF) together with the Embassy of France in Malaysia will not only be curating a variety of programmes and artistes from France but will also play the role of “producer”as they collaborate with the nationally acclaimed theatre company in Malaysia, KL Shakespeare Players (KLSP)to create a special performance for LFF 2019: a re-interpretation of “Cyrano de Bergerac” (“The Story of Cyrano de Bergerac”) deemed to be the most famous play in French theatre.A speech by The Ambassador of the Republic of France to Malaysia, H.E Frederic Laplanche.Mr. Jacques Bounin, Director of Alliance Française Kuala Lumpur shared that with Malaysia being France’s second-largest economic partner in ASEAN, cultural exchange and appropriation is important in all segments of growth for both countries. “A platform of exchange is inevitably in need for everyone to be able to express and interact with, without the existence of cultural boundaries. With LFF’s perennial history, we’re encouraged to see the affinity between Malaysia and France thrive as we are honoured to reach a pinnacle of our journey (to date) where this year, we have the privilege of working with local collaborators to create and present French content by Malaysians,” said Mr. Bounin during the press conference.Short snippet of The Story of Cyrano de Bergerac by Grégory Henno, Director& Playwright of Cyrano and Lim KienLee.LFF 2019 will feature the most current trends and entertainment from France including:The largest French Film Festival in Malaysia with 15 of the latest award winning French films (with English subtitles)A diverse range of Malaysian musicians performing French music Live theatre shows and dance performances.Art de Vivre events including food & drink tastings, cooking classes and much more!Some other exhilarating highlights to look forward to at LFF 2019 include:  “FUNAN”– Enjoy the French animated film that won Best Movie Awardat the Annecy Animated Film Festival 2018, written and directed by talented French filmmaker Denis Do.“Paris, by Lorànt Deutsch”– Take a walk along the Seine river with renowned French actor and writer Lorànt Deutsch in a lively theatre show. “Exit” – A humorous and frivolous extraordinary hip-hop performance,by Art Move Concept.“Brand New World” Pop ArtExhibition – Marvel at contemporary French artist Argadol’s masterpieces created exclusively for Le French Festival 2019 that depict current global challenges through visually stunning Pop and Street Art. Artisan bread workshops with PAUL – Learn to make French breads first-hand from the Master Bakers of PAUL, the Ambassador of the French art de vivre. Kuala Lumpur    : 4 April – 28 AprilPenang                 : 25 April – 5 MayJohor Bahru        : 2 May – 5 MayKota Kinabalu     : 9 May – 12 MayGracing the LFF 2019 press conference was special guest and esteemed Malaysian actress, director, and comedian, Ms. Sharifah Amani who is an unwavering supporter of diversity in cinema and an ardent enthusiast of French cinema. A speech by special guest of Le French Festival, Sharifah Amani, our Malaysian actress.Le French Festival 2019 is made possible with the support of presenter G. H. Mumm and French Film Festival partner Golden Screen Cinemas, as well as various Malaysian and French sponsors and partners including:SponsorsG.H. MUMM, Sofitel KL Damansara, Pullman KLCC, Novotel KLCC, Mercure KL Shaw Parade, Air France, Thalgo, Peugeot, Airbus, Atalian, BNP Paribas, Danone, Naval Group, CCI France Malaysia - CCIFM, ESCATEC, Intermovers, Paul and Vinci.Partners Brew n Brush, Chez Gaston, Club Med, The French Academy, Hotel Equatorial Penang, Istana Budaya, Kamerata Kuala Lumpur, KL Shakespeare Players, Institut Français, Malongo, Monin, Nathalie Gourmet Studio, Opika, SOL Wellness, Tina Barrat, Damansara Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Gallery des Artistes, MATIC, No Black Tie, Pavilion KL.For more information, please visit the website www.lefrenchfestival.com.my  or Facebook page facebook.com/lefrenchfestivalmy  French Film Festival : https://www.aforadio.com/movies/french-film-festival-2019Grégory Henno, Lim KienLee, Sharifah Amani,Fanny Surzur, Jacque Bouninand H.E Frederic Laplanche, the Ambassador of the Republic of France withthe sponsorsof this year of Le French Festival.

GSC opens its first family hall- PlayPlus and Starbucks kiosk

Malaysia’s leading cinema exhibitor , Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) , today unveiled its revamped GSC IOI Mall cinema in Puchong, which now features a brnad-new kid’s hall called Play Plus, an open lobby, as well as an on-site Starbucks kiosk. PlayPlus , which is GSC’s first kid’s hall , is a family-friendly auditorium that features a variety of colourful , comfortable, and specially –customised seating including spacious Cuddle Couches that can seat a family of four and plush individual Beanbags. There is also an indoor slide and play area in the hall, which younger audiences can enjoy safely, as the theatre is well- illuminated during movie sessions for visibility.  Additionally, PlayPlus also comes with an accompanying lounge that packs an assortment of visual aids, tools , and games that enable children to learn while they play.  “ At GSC , we are constantly seeking to create and deliver enriching cinematic experiences that custimers of all ages can enjoy at our theatres. This is why we are thrilled to introduce Play Plus, our lates edutainment offering that is designed to meet the needs of parents and children, as it injects an element of fun and learning in a typical visit to the movies. We hope that with PlayPlus, families will have even more enjoyable and memerobale movie moments together,” said Ms.Koh Mei Lee , Chief Wxecutive Officer of Golden Screen Cinemas. Besides the addition of PlayPlus in GSC IOI Mall, the new cinema refurbishment also introduces a revamoed lobby area. Situated at the Old Wing of GSC IOI Mall, this relaxing and inviting open lobby is a public area that provides customers a space to sit back and take a breather before their movie starts, as well as socialise with their friends and familiy.  Completing the open lobby is a Starbucks kiosk. Which has been opened in collabration with Starbucks Malaysia. The Starbucks kiosk extends the food and drink offerings, so customers can now enjoy their favourite handcrafeted hot ot cold Starbucks beverages at the movies.  “ We are pleased to be partnering with Starbucks to bring the first Starbucks kiosk to GSC IOI Mall at Puchong. The collaboration between both brands enhances the cinematic experince for our customers, so they can watch a film at our cinemas while enjoying their favourite beverage. It is a privilege to work with another consumer-loved brands, and we are looking forward to various ways that Starbucks can add on to our customer’s movie-going experience,” added Ms.Koh.  “ This partnerhsip with Golden Screen Cinemas is a significant strategic milestone for the growth of Starbucks in Malasia,”said Mr.Sydney Quays, Group CEO of Berjaya Food and Managing Director of Starbucks Malaysia & Brunei. “ Bringing together our coffee expertise into the counrty’s largest cinema exhibitor helps us amplify the Starbucks brand across the country, while delivering convenience and accessibility for our customers. We are also hopefulthat movie-goers in Malaysia will be delighted by the refreshing new options and experiences that we aim to provide.” Junior’s Special Menu – RM12 for a Starbucks Classis Chocolate or a Grande-sized Frapppucciono ( Chocolate Cream , Caramel Cream, Vanila Cream, Raspberry Blackcurrant & Mango Passion). Special Combo Set – Starting form RM15 for a Starbucks beverage+ Starbucks Snack( Starbucks Potato Chips, Mixed Nuts, Slice Cakes).  For more information on GSC IOI Mall, Puchong or PlayPlus, please log on to www.gsc.com.my You can now bring your favourite handcrafted Starbucks' beverages into the movies!From Left to Right: Mr Irving Chee (GM, GSC), Ms Wee Lay See (H ... Mr Jeffrey Ng (Director of Real Estate, Starbucks Malaysia)GSC's CEO, Ms Koh Mei Lee is giving her speech to the guests.