NEWS | ZEBAZTIAN KADESTAM SCORES TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT OVER AGILAN THANI IN KUALA LUMPUR

ONE Championship™ (ONE), treated fans to yet another exciting evening of world-class martial arts action. The packed Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia played host to ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER, which featured the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent. In the main event, Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam of Sweden scored a rousing third-round TKO of hometown hero Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Malaysia.“Agilan [Thani] is tough, he is really tough. I hurt my hand in the first round and I tried not to think about it. His wrestling was good and he is a tough kid. In the third round, I went back to my hand and it was good, so I said let’s go. I’ve been training hard for a long time, and this was just me flowing. Thank you to the fans in Kuala Lumpur for showing the support.” - Zebaztian Kadestam, ONE athleteWelterweight bout: Zebaztian Kadestam defeats Agilan Thani by TKO (Strikes) at 1:56 minutes of round 3In the co-main event of the evening, “Smokin’” Jo Nattawut of Thailand redeemed himself in the highly-acclaimed ONE Super Series, shutting the lights off on French debutant Yohann Fairtex Drai in the first round. Driven to reinsert his name into the winner’s column, Nattawut relentlessly drenched Drai with piercing combinations. He scored his first knockdown in the bout when he landed a staggering right straight to the chin of Drai. With a few seconds remaining in the round, Nattawut did not hesitate to fish for the finish, firing a torrent of impactful punches and then punctuating matters with his strong right hand. The victory earned Nattawut the GoDaddy Knockout of the Night.ONE Super Series (Muay Thai) Featherweight bout: Jo Nattawut defeats Yohann Fairtex Drai by Knockout (KO) at 2:59 minutes of round 1Promotional newcomer Tyler McGuire of the United States scored the biggest win of his professional career, beating former world title contender Luis “Sapo” Santos of Brazil by unanimous decision in his ONE Championship debut. Both men provided fans with a tremendous display of offense in a contest that saw the two welterweights exchanging unyielding blows and momentum-shifting takedowns for three rounds. Despite the menacing advances of Santos from bell to bell, McGuire kept his composure and boldly wrestled the dangerous Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner. With McGuire showing superiority in the grappling department, all three judges at cageside awarded the victory in favor of the 32-year-old undefeated American.Welterweight bout: Tyler McGuire defeats Luis Santos by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 roundsFormer ONE Featherweight World Champion Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa of Mongolia made a quick turnaround, taking on Kazuki Tokudome of Japan just three weeks removed from his last bout. The 42-year-old veteran looked fresh and in peak condition, overwhelming Tokudome with his strength and power. Although Tokudome did have his moments, it wasn’t enough to alter Jadambaa’s game plan. After three rounds of dominance, Jadambaa emerged the victor, earning the judges’ nod behind a powerful striking and grappling performance.Featherweight bout: Narantungalag Jadambaa defeats Kazuki Tokudome by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 roundsSergej Maslobojev of Lithuania established a two-bout winning streak in ONE Super Series, outclassing French striker Florent Kaouachi in a three-round kickboxing encounter. The Lithuanian powerhouse thrilled the crowd inside the packed Axiata Arena with a captivating performance, pestering Kaouachi with a variety of furious combinations all throughout the contest. Maslobojev was able to score a knockdown in the first round with a stinging jab. He dropped his opponent again in the final frame with a hard right straight, securing a unanimous decision victory.ONE Super Series (Kickboxing) Middleweight bout: Sergej Maslobojev defeats Florent Kaouachi by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 roundsHometown hero Keanu Subba placed himself back on the winning track, defeating Chinese featherweight prospect Xie Chao via first-round submission. Determined to walk away with the sweet victory in front of his countrymen, Subba effortlessly caught Xie with an armbar midway through the opening period. Xie exerted his best effort to defend and break the hold, but Subba applied pressure on the submission and forced the tap.Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Xie Chao by Submission (Armbar) at 3:31 minutes of round 1Top lightweight contender Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton of Costa Rica scored a much-needed victory, finishing Japanese stalwart Kota “Kong” Shimoishi with an impressive submission in the third round. The BJJ black belt Sexton started off the bout boxing beautifully, dropping Shimoishi in the first round with a huge right uppercut. Shimoishi recovered and came alive in the second, scoring on a series of takedowns, but Sexton dropped him again with a straight right hand at the bell. In the final round, Sexton caught Shimoishi in a reverse triangle, locked in the Americana, and forced the tap.Lightweight bout: Ariel Sexton defeats Kota Shimoishi by Submission (Americana) at 0:44 minutes of round 3Chinese martial arts ace Li Kai Wen continued his ascent up the featherweight ranks, stopping American contender Emilio Urrutia in the third round. Li displayed his familiar power early, tagging Urrutia with sharp combinations that knocked down his opponent twice in the opening frame. Although Urrutia was able to find his groove in the second with his stinging jabs and leg kicks, Li regained the momentum in the final round, connecting on a solid right cross to drop his foe for the third time in the bout. Once Urrutia hit the canvas, Li did not stop raining down punishing blows to compel the referee to call a halt to the contest.Featherweight bout: Li Kai Wen defeats Emilio Urrutia by TKO (Strikes) at 1:22 minutes of round 3In an impressive performance, 19-year-old Malaysian martial arts prodigy Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan put forth a dominant effort, earning a unanimous decision victory over Indonesia’s Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol after three incredible rounds of action. Radzuan stifled Gaol in the grappling department, flowing effortlessly with transitions while threatening with multiple submissions. Gaol tried her best to defend, but she could not overcome Radzuan’s relentless ground game. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Radzuan.Women’s Atomweight bout: Jihin Radzuan defeats Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 roundsThailand’s Petchdam Kaiyanghadao left a lasting impression in his much-awaited ONE Super Series debut, knocking out fellow debutant Josh Tonna of Australia in a Muay Thai contest. Petchdam got the job done in the second round by landing his signature left roundhouse kick before connecting with a follow-up knee to Tonna’s jaw that left the Australian on the canvas unable to recover.ONE Super Series (Muay Thai) Flyweight bout: Petchdam Kaiyanghadao defeats Josh Tonna by Knockout (KO) at 1:11 minutes of round 2Kicking off ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER were welterweights Trestle “Jun Minion” Tan of the Philippines and “Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park of South Korea. Park, an alumnus of Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series, made his ONE Championship debut by putting together a dominant three-round performance, utilizing a plethora of takedowns and doing damage with ground-and-pound to take home a unanimous decision victory.Welterweight bout: Dae Sung Park defeats Trestle Tan by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 roundsFor more info and updates on ONE CHAMPIONSHIP, CLICK HERE 

NEWS | Another Rough Road for Agilan Thani: From Tough Childhood to Second World Title Shot

ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER at Kuala Lumpur’s Axiata Arena on 13 July sees one of Malaysia’s favorite sons, Agilan “Alligator” Thani, continue along his road to redemption. Ben Askren was simply a huge task for Thani when they competed for the ONE Welterweight World Championship in May 2017. Now that the American has decided to call it a career after a successful title defense against Shinya Aoki last November, the road to the world title has seen its most costly toll removed. Despite the wide-open path to the promotion’s welterweight throne, Thani undergoes another detour as he is booked to face fellow world title contender Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam in the co-main event of ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER. Although he has proven his worth to be next in line for the vacant welterweight championship by acing his next two assignments since yielding to Askren via first-round submission, Thani does not mind taking the long route to another title shot. “I want to beat the best guys. I just want to win and move forward,” he said. “I just want to keep competing [against] the best so that I can win every match, and eventually get my way back to the title.” According to Thani, his climb to the apex of ONE Championship’s welterweight division draws striking similarities with his humble beginnings. Before establishing himself as one of the world’s best welterweight mixed martial artists, Thani suffered from obesity and was constant victim of childhood bullying. Not only did he endure physical confrontations, but Thani frequently experienced psychological torment as well. “People looked at you differently if you were from the higher or lower class, if you were a rich or a poor boy, if you have dark or light skin, and all of that stuff. Where I come from, it is a lower-class area, so I got bullied a lot,” he explained. Growing up, Thani’s mother abandoned the family when he was still an infant, leaving him in the care of his father who provided for his son as a restaurant manager. When Thani was eight years old, his father relocated the family to a one-bedroom apartment in Sentul, a crime-ridden area of Kuala Lumpur. Studying at a local academic institution in Sentul, the bullying started because the soft-spoken Thani was an easy target. “If you are a good boy, you get bullied a lot too, and I was a good boy. I was a lazy kid in school, but I never bothered anybody, so people started bothering me. I was a good kid in a rough neighborhood,” he recalled. Over the years, his classmates started to make fun of his appearance as he packed on an enormous amount of weight and bloated up to 139 kilograms during his teenage years. “Since I was fat, it’s like I had a woman’s chest,” he shared, chuckling in disbelief. “I did not have a man’s chest, so people made fun of that. They said you can get strawberry milk on the left, and chocolate milk on the right.” “Those things are the main ways they verbally abused me in school, and if I said something back, they pinched my chest and ran away,” Thani added. Thani admitted that bullying and abuse tore the emotional teen apart as the psychological torment and the constant embarrassment were something that he had immense difficulty dealing with. “That type of bullying happened 90 percent of the time,” he bared. “I used to cry sometimes. Like, ‘Why would people say these things to me?’ because this happened for a long time. People always just made fun of me.” Realizing that enough is enough, Thani started to stand up for himself, and when the bullies no longer saw an easy target, they began to leave him alone. Soon after, Thani’s newfound confidence borne through martial arts began to shine through. Thani transformed into a welterweight martial arts phenom, who worked at the gym full-time and was far from the chubby child who used to get made fun of. “As a martial artist, I want to use the platform that I am standing on to inspire people. Life isn’t just about what you achieve, it’s also what you inspire others to achieve,” he mentioned. Thani has persevered through life’s most heartbreaking circumstances and relates his life experiences to his current situation as a welterweight contender in ONE Championship. “It’s all hard work and dedication. My life and career are eventually the same,” he affirmed. “To succeed, you need to work harder each and everyday. Most importantly, appreciate everyone and everything around you.” Against a tough opposition such as Kadestam, Thani is training harder than ever to show that he deserves another chance at the welterweight crown. “I am training all aspects of the game to achieve my goal — to win against my opponent and be one step closer to getting back to a world title shot,” he concluded.

Andersoon .Paak Is Coming to Kuala Lumpur on 26th July 2018!

Anderson .Paak will be performing at KL LIVE on 26 July 2018 alongside his renowned backing band, The Free Nationals! Hurry and grab your tickets for Phase  & VIP passes!Tickets for Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Live in Kuala Lumpur 2018 are available via Galactix Tickets, priced at RM158 for GA Phase 1, RM178 for GA Phase 2, and RM238 for VIP.

GCOX Adds Jason Derulo To Its Cast Of Stellar Names

With over 17 million Facebook followers and having sold over 30 million singles, Jason Derulo brings a touch of glamour to GCOX  Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) on Sunday announced the signing of the American singer and songwriter Jason Derulo, the latest luminary to join a growing list of international superstars at GCOX. GCOX is a global platform that allows celebrities to create and list their own Celebrity Tokens. Derulo will be in esteemed company, joining illustrious sporting names such as former Liverpool and Real Madrid football legend Michael Owen and Filipino boxer and senator Manny Pacquiao on GCOX’s roster.GCOX Chief Communications Officer (CCO), Evan Ngow, spoke of his excitement for the collaboration between GCOX and Derulo:“As one of America’s most famous singers, Jason needs no introduction. We are committed to assembling a diverse, multi-talented array of stars at GCOX, and Jason will certainly not be the last musician to join our ranks. We are honoured to have Jason in our line-up, and we look forward to helping him build his popularity for the benefit of his vast global fanbase. At GCOX, we believe that popularity alone isn’t the endgame – it is what you do with it that matters.”(Left) GCOX’s President of Corporate and Celebrity Relations, Ray Heng, puts pen to paper alongside GCOX’s latest celebrity, American superstar singer Jason Derulo (right).(Left) GCOX’s Ray Heng posing for the cameras with Jason Derulo (right), at the signing ceremony between GCOX and Derulo on 15 July 2018.GCOX aims to be the first platform of its kind where celebrities can leverage on blockchain technology to revolutionise and redefine popularity. It facilitates the creation, listing and trading of celebrities’ personal crypto tokens on its purpose-built blockchain called Acclaim.For more information, please visit www.gcox.com 

AirAsia Launches Inflight E-Marketplace with Plaza Bali as First Partner

OURSHOP is built on deep customer insights, unrivaled global logistics capabilities enabled by AirAsia's wide network and genuine premium products. The new shopping and services platform ourshop.com was launched across AirAsia's network of more than 130 destinations in 26 markets."OURSHOP proudly goes live with Plaza Bali Duty & Tax Free signed on as its first partner. It's an absolute pleasure to be working with forward thinking companies like Plaza Bali Duty & Tax Free who recognise the opportunities ahead. OURSHOP is a partner of the entire air travel ecosystem including airports, retailers, as well as the airlines and we look forward to building more relationships. What used to be a 20-minute shopping experience as travelers rush to their boarding gates is now 365 days of shopping indulgence. AirAsia was the first airline to sell tickets online in this region. We're going back to our e-commerce roots as we know it best. We've taken a mix of models and applied it to our marketplace. OURSHOP is an e-commerce site without the risks of capex and stocking". - AirAsia Group CEO and AirAsia X Co-Group CEO, Tony FernandesRetailers with OURSHOP will also have the added benefit of access to AirAsia’s guests insights, traveler’s departing and arrival destinations, enabling more precise marketing and delivery of products.OURSHOP will be the ultimate e-commerce marketplace, delivering best product selections and service to shoppers while pushing online sales for retailers and driving footfall to their physical stores, providing retailer a further option to upsell customers.  In the long run, OURSHOP will become a standalone product, available to other airlines too enabling a new way of travel shopping across all geographies and travel sectors.  Visit OURSHOP today at www.ourshop.com to purchase your next duty free item when flying on any AirAsia or non-AirAsia flights. At present airport pickup and onboard delivery are available at selected airports and flights respectively. More product and delivery options will be rolled out in the coming months.

ART OF SPEED MALAYSIA 2018 POWERED BY PETRONAS

Art of Speed, Malaysia's very own homegrown Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture, is back with its annual treat for motor heads showcasing the local kustom scene comprising of customised cars and bikes, art galleries as well as interactive activities and exciting lucky draw giveaways! The show is expecting 40,000 visitors across both days.Date: 28 & 29 July 2018Time: 10am - 7pmVenue: MAEPS, SerdangTickets: RM15 (for both days)Special highlights:-Art of Speed Invitational Bike Build-Off 2018 powered by PETRONASHot Wheels 50th Anniversary with Dmitriy Shakhmatov, Global Hot Wheels Product Design Manager (part of the Hot Wheels Southeast Asia Tour) - unveiling the Car Culture 2019 designs made in collaboration with RWB PorscheThe HOUSE OF VANS Skateboard & BMX CompetitionHail Vintage 2018 featuring a vintage denim exhibition and a vintage & collectible marketArt of Speed X Dice Magazine Party featuring Gerhana Ska Cinta, Black & Blues Band with a DJ set by Disko Santan @ Jenerator, KL City Walk on 28 July 2018 from 10pm - 1am (Members of the public can register HERE)Mudah.my (Official Motorcycle Marketplace) will be featuring a special collaboration with Pa'din MusaMain Stage - Fox Wanna Fly (opening act on 28 July 2018 playing theme song "Inspirasi"), Plague of Happiness (28 July 2018) and Bittersweet (closing act on 29 July 2018)For more info, visit www.artofspeedmy.com or fb.com/ArtOfSpeedMY 

ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER @ AXIATA ARENA, KL (13 July 2018)

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE) announced additional bouts for ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER, set for Friday, 13 July at the Axiata Arena in KL, Malaysia. In the main event, "Smokin" Jo Nattawut takes on Yohann Fairtex Drai in a ONE Super Series Muay Thai contest.Ticket info for ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER is available at www.onefc.com Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “ONE Championship returns to the Axiata Arena this 13 July for another blockbuster evening of world-class martial arts action. We have an amazing event planned for fans in Kuala Lumpur, as our ONE Championship athletes get ready to electrify the stadium with dazzling performances. In the main event, Jo Nattawut will face Yohann Fairtex Drai in a ONE Super Series Muay Thai contest. Also, we have four welterweights on the card competing in the ONE Welterweight Grand Prix. Agilan Thani takes on Zebaztian Kadestam, while Luis Santos faces Tyler McGuire.”Two-division Lion Fight World Champion and WMC Muay Thai World Champion Jo Nattawut is one of the finest attacking talents in the striking world. Right from the opening bell, Nattawut ignites the ring with his trademark intensity, and it has led him to sterling success in his striking career. After a tremendous run of success through Thailand, Nattawut moved to the United States in 2013, and continued racking up impressive wins. A world champion of two different weight classes, Nattawut joined ONE Championship earlier this year where he is one of the biggest marquee names in ONE Super Series. He takes on Yohann Fairtex Drai in the main event of ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER.Rising star and Super Muay Thai Champion Yohann Fairtex Drai of Marseilles, France is a French martial artist who lives and trains out of Pattaya, Thailand. He has built a reputation over the years as one of the hottest stars in Muay Thai with a 42-6 professional record, competing in promotions such as Kunlun Fight, All Star Fight, Thai Fight, Max Muay Thai, Super Muay Thai and WLF. A proponent of the prestigious Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya, which is home to many world-class martial artists such as the legendary Yodsanklai, Yohann Fairtex Drai will now take his talents to the ONE Super Series, and make his debut against Jo Nattawut.Former ONE Welterweight World Title Challenger Agilan Thani is one of the most remarkable athletes Malaysia has ever produced. Ever since making his debut as an amateur, “Alligator” has torn through the competition. Undefeated as an amateur, Thani captured a Malaysian national championship before turning professional, winning six bouts in a row on the global stage of ONE Championship to earn a shot at Ben Askren’s coveted world title. Training out of Monarchy MMA in Kuala Lumpur under well-respected Belgian BJJ coach Samir Mrabet and in the United States at the world-famous Team Quest, Thani looks to re-establish himself as one of the top contenders to the ONE welterweight throne. He takes on Zebaztian Kadestam next.Former PXC Welterweight Champion Zebaztian Kadestam started training in Muay Thai when he was 12 years old and later embarked on a highly successful professional career in the sport. Soon, he explored other disciplines, as he trained at the Pancrase Gym in Stockholm, and also traveled to the Philippines to sharpen his skills at the Legacy Gym in Boracay under famed martial artist Ole Laursen. Kadestam’s biggest victory came when he knocked out veteran Luis Santos in his ONE Championship debut, which earned him a shot at the ONE Welterweight World Championship held by Ben Askren. Though unsuccessful in his world title bid, Kadestam remains one of the top contenders in the division. He will take on Agilan Thani next.Now a veteran of over 70 professional bouts, Luis Santos made his mixed martial arts debut in 2000, entering an eight-man open weight tournament. Some of the athletes weighed in at over 100kg, but “Sapo” still triumphed, as he stopped all three of his opponents in the opening round to claim the first title of his incredible career. Though Santos holds a black belt in judo, as well as a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the veteran warrior is best known for his fearsome striking prowess. More than half of Santos’ victories have come by knockout, owing to the otherworldly power in his strikes. With the ability to finish opponents in a myriad of ways, Santos is one of the top contenders in ONE Championship’s welterweight division. He takes on newcomer Tyler McGuire next.Undefeated American mixed martial artist Tyler McGuire of Washington, USA, is a submission specialist who trains out of Sik-Jitsu Fighting Systems in Spokane. With an unblemished 10-0 professional record, the 32-year-old owns seven victories by way of submission. Known for his ability to display creative grappling techniques, McGuire finds himself travelling halfway across the globe to Asia, where he plans to showcase his skills on the global stage of martial arts competition. Making his ONE Championship debut, McGuire will face the always-dangerous Luis Santos.Sergej Maslobojev is one of the most accomplished strikers to ever emerge from Lithuania. He is a KOK and WKA Kickboxing World Champion with an impressive professional record against international competition. He began training in martial arts at the age of 18, and soon blazed a trail across the local and European kickboxing scene with his skills. He even moved to Lithuania’s capital city of Vilnius in order to have better access to sparring partners and professional trainers. Now training out of Sparta Fight Gym under Andrius Sipaila, Maslobojev has his sights set on a ONE World Championship. After making a successful ONE Super Series debut last May, he returns to face Florent Kaouachi.Three-time Kickboxing World Champion Florent Kaouachi is a veteran martial artist from Reunion Island, France, who trains out of Mahmoudi Gym. He sports a professional kickboxing record of 35-5, and is considered one of the top middleweight kickboxers to come out of Europe. Kaouachi’s experience has now brought him to the prestigious ONE Super Series, where he aims to compete against the world’s very best in striking martial arts. He makes his much-anticipated debut against Sergej Maslobojev.Former MIMMA Featherweight Champion Keanu Subba is the younger brother of Gianni Subba, who is one of ONE Championship’s top flyweights. Following in his older brother’s footsteps, Keanu became interested in mixed martial arts in 2005, after watching a reality TV show which centered around the sport. Today, he is one of the most highly-regarded featherweight prospects in ONE Championship. Since making his ONE debut in October of 2015, Subba has stopped several opponents, all in the first round, to stand out as one of the most exciting young talents to watch. He now returns to the ONE Championship cage to face Xie Chao.Top Chinese featherweight Xie Chao is originally from Qingzhou, in the Shandong province north of Shanghai. At the age of 20, he started training in Jeet Kune Do -- a famed martial arts discipline developed and founded by the legendary Bruce Lee -- and began preparing to compete in mixed martial arts just four years later. He showcased his burgeoning grappling skills in his very first professional bout, which he won via first-round armbar. Xie made sure to leave a lasting impression in his first appearance in ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI, where he submitted a game Marc Marcellinus via kimura armlock in just 90 seconds. Next up, he takes on the talented Keanu Subba.Two-time Costa Rican Brazilian jiu-jitsu National Champion Ariel Sexton grew up in Costa Rica, and was an extremely athletic child who first began training in BJJ back in 2001. He soon fell in love with martial arts, and decided to quit his job to become a full-time professional martial artist. Sexton went on to earn his BJJ black belt under the famed Renzo Gracie, and established himself as the best mixed martial artist Costa Rica has ever produced. In 2013, he beat Malaysian superstar Peter Davis at the MIMMA Season 1 Finale, and since joining ONE Championship, he has also defeated standouts the likes of Eddie Ng and Anvar Alizhanov. Sexton aims for the top of the lightweight division, but will have to face Kota Shimoishi to progress in his career.30-year-old martial arts veteran Kota Shimoishi of Osaka, Japan is one of his country’s top-ranked lightweight contenders. Representing Shooto Gym Blows, he has a professional mixed martial arts record of 21-5, and is set to join ONE Championship’s deep and talented lightweight division. A winner of five of his last six contests, Shimoishi is known for his well-rounded striking and grappling skills, as well as his ability to deliver victories using his craftiness. He will face Ariel Sexton in his ONE Championship debut.Wushu World Champion and MIMMA Women’s Champion Jihin Radzuan is one of the finest female martial artists to emerge from Malaysia. She began training in silat briefly when she was just six years old. She then joined Ultimate MMA Academy shortly after, training in various martial arts disciplines. After just three months of training, she competed in Muay Thai for the first time. Driven by a hunger to compete, she followed that up with bouts in wushu, BJJ, kickboxing, and boxing, and captured a wushu world championship along the way. Radzuan made her professional debut in July 2017 with a quick knockout victory, which earned her a spot on the global stage of ONE Championship. Radzuan returns to action now to face Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol.Former SEA Games Wushu Bronze Medalist Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol began training in wushu at the age of 17, after taking up an opportunity to compete for the Indonesian national team. She was highly successful in this regard, capturing both an Indonesian National Wushu Championship and a local boxing title. She even won a bronze medal in wushu at the Southeast Asian Games, with her striking success spurring her towards a career in mixed martial arts. Lumban Gaol is now set to face Jihin Radzuan in Malaysia.Former SFC Bantamweight Champion Emilio Urrutia is originally from Miami, Florida, where he earned his purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and embarked on a successful amateur martial arts career. In 2013, Urrutia decided to travel to Thailand to prepare for his professional debut, but ended up falling in love with Asia and making the move permanent. Urrutia currently trains and teaches at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand. In just four years, he has competed all over the region in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines, accumulating an impressive amount of experience in such a short amount of time. Urrutia is now currently one of the top featherweight talents in ONE Championship, and will face the surging Li Kai Wen in his next contest.ONE Featherweight Beijing Tournament Champion Li Kai Wen was introduced to martial arts by a friend, who had invited him to join a local gym called Tianjin Top Team in Tianjin, China. Li proved himself to be a prodigiously fast learner, and within weeks, he was surprising his teammates with his newfound striking skills. Li would go on to compete in both mixed martial arts and submission grappling, rapidly establishing a reputation for himself as one of the most exciting prospects on the notoriously competitive Chinese scene. Nicknamed “The Underdog”, Li burst onto the global stage in style, winning two bouts in a single night to win the ONE Featherweight Beijing Tournament in December 2014. In his last bout, Li stopped Filipino Rodian Menchavez in just 10 seconds, setting a record for fastest finish in ONE featherweight history. Next up, Li takes on Emilio Urrutia.For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit onefc.com or fb.com/ONEChampionship.

CLUB MICKEY MOUSE IS BACK - AND BIGGER THAN EVER BEFORE!

The Mouseketeers are back! In the brand new second season of Disney Channel’s #1 show “Club Mickey Mouse”, Malaysian audiences can look forward to new original songs composed by renowned local music producers, and even more comedy, games and celebrity guest appearances, including popular singer-songwriters Hael Husaini, Haqiem Rusli, and actress Diana Danielle.Reprising their roles are Head Mouseketeer Charis, and fellow Mouseketeers Dheena, Erissa, Faiz, Gabrieland Wafiy. As Mouseketeer Natasya graduates from Club Mickey Mouse, the talented 14 year-old Ellya will join the family as a new Mouseketeer this season. Together, the Mouseketeers will continue to entertain kids and families in this contemporary and uniquely Malaysian show.Kicking off the season in the first episode is the heart-pumping song “Start Me Up”, composed by Audi Mok, the man behind various award-winning songs by top Malaysian artists, including Faizal Tahir, Joe Flizzow and Siti Nurhaliza. Fans can check out the catchy tune on the Disney Channel Asia YouTube page (www.YouTube.com/DisneyChannelAsia). More original songs will be revealed this season by local composers Aizat Amdan, Anas Amdan and Mia Palencia.To celebrate the launch of the new season, the Mouseketeers will take Club Mickey Mouse on the road in the first-ever “Club Mickey Mouse: LIVE!”. Fans can look forward to live music and dance performances by the Mouseketeers, exciting games, a sneak peek of what’s to come in the new season and a chance to meet the Mouseketeers themselves. Don’t miss the Mouseketeers in action on these dates:• 14 – 15 July: Penang, Gurney Paragon• 18 – 19 August: KL MyTown Mall• 1 – 2 September: KL IPC MallClub Mickey Mouse made its debut in Southeast Asia in September 2017. The first season was a huge success, becoming the #1 show on Disney Channel with 2.7 million on-air viewers, 11 million visitors across digital platforms, and 14 million video views on the Disney Channel Facebook Page. Created by Walt Disney himself in 1955, the iconic variety show for children has been revived, reformatted and reimagined over the decades in order to remain relevant to audiences. The series will feature content in a mix of English and Bahasa Malaysia, and will have a total of 13 episodes.Season 2 of Club Mickey Mouse will premiere on Friday, 6 July 2018, 2.30pm on Disney Channel (Astro Ch 615) and will also be available On Demand. Astro subscribers can also catch the premiere of “Club Mickey Mouse” on Disney XD (Astro Ch 617) and Disney Junior (Astro Ch 613) at the same time.

Malaysia Social Media Week 2018

Malaysia Social Media Week is a national event connecting people, content and conversations around emerging trends in social and mobile media. Delivered through a network of creative conferences and streamed online through social media, MSMW reaches an extensive network of people (including C-level executives, entrepreneurs, journalists, bloggers, brand managers, social media strategists, students, artists, activists and technology/media specialists), connecting and communicating ideas and experiences to advance our understanding of social media’s role in society. Malaysia Social Media Week brings hundreds and thousands of people together through learning experiences that aims to advance our understanding of social media’s role in society.ENGAGE, EDUCATE & ENTERTAIN Yourself ! Social media has dramatically altered the way we think and act. The manic pace it has set leaves most of us dumbfounded. Our annual Malaysia Social Media Week, with its august speakers seeks to demystify the world of social media. Having garnered a huge success from previous editions, this national conference connecting people regarding content and conversations on emerging trends in social and mobile media, unfolds yet another striking edition. MSMW’s theme “Engage, Educate & Entertain”, reflects the role of social media as a catalyst in stirring the cultural, political, economic and social development of a nation. The theme encourages thousands of individuals and organisations to project, orchestrate and execute original ideas- through social media. Wildly popular and happening, the seventh chapter of the Malaysia Social Media Week (MSMW) 2018 is no longer a mere event- it's a movement!

STARBUCKS UNVEILS NEW SUMMER FRAPPUCCINO® FLAVORS: PISTACHIO BON BON AND MILK TEA PANNA COTTA 

Starbucks continues to embrace the season of summer by bringing you two new handcrafted Frappuccino® beverages featuring layers of indulgent creaminess and unique flavor pairings. Summer is just about to get more fun with these east and west fusion Starbucks' Frappuccino® blended beverages!New! Starbucks® Pistachio Bon Bon Frappuccino®: Inspired by the taste and texture of gelato, Pistachio Bon Bon Frappuccino® is a whimsical beverage handcrafted by Starbucks consisting blends of authentic ground pistachio nuts with decadent chocolate sauce, topped with fluffy whipped cream with chunky, crunchy pistachio and waffle pieces. This unabashedly nutty and chocolatey serving of delight also creates a pastel green canvas when the vibrant green shades of pistachio blends with the cream-based Frappuccino.New! Starbucks® Milk Tea Panna Cotta Frappuccino®: Featuring an unexpected layer of panna cotta pudding, Starbucks takes a new spin on everyone’s favorite milk tea with a western twist that will bring a sensorial surprise to customers in every sip of the smooth and aromatic milk tea.  Topped with fluffy whipped cream and a sprinkle of crunchy pistachio and waffle pieces, Milk Tea Panna Cotta Frappuccino® packs an intense black milk tea note from premium grounded tea leaves, with a sweet and creamy texture from the panna cotta for a balanced yet charismatic flavor profile. Get your summer craze fixed with our new banana food offerings from Starbucks such as the Banana Walnut Slice Cake that comes with banana bits and walnut, and Banana Caramel Swiss Roll, a chocolate filled sponge cake with caramel toppings. The bananas used in these new delicious offerings are sourced directly from Kampung Lubuk Jaya, Kuala Selangor, where Starbucks Malaysia provides ongoing support and development as part of its connecting communities program. Starbucks also introduces cool and fresh merchandise collection that channels tropical getaway vibes with toucans and tropical floral icons making their debut in bright and energetic colors. Stay hydrated with a printed Starbucks tumbler on the beach or on a tropical getaway! Cold Brew coffee is this year’s hottest beverages. And now Starbucks has made it easier than ever to craft your own batch at home. The Cold Brew Pitcher Pack is a blend of Latin American and African beans, masterfully roasted to bring out their rich, dense coffee flavor. Simply steep the pitcher pack in your refrigerator overnight to enjoy bold, super-smooth, cold coffee all week.  For its masterfully roasted packaged whole beans, the favorite Starbucks® Iced Coffee Blend is returning to combat the sizzling heat. Featuring a blend from African and Latin American coffee beans, it is perfectly roasted to accentuate the caramel notes. This bean pairs well with nuts, lemons and oranges, and was developed for the perfect cup of iced brewed coffee. The handcrafted Starbucks® Pistachio Bon Bon Frappuccino® and Starbucks® Milk Tea Panna Cotta Frappuccino® are priced at RM 17.50 onwards. All the Summer 2 Offerings are available at all stores starting from 5 June 2018, while stocks last.  For more information, please visit Starbucks Malaysia. 

Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! Live, 7 July, Saturday, 8.30pm

Put your hands up for Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! Live, a stand-up showcase brought to you by comedy entertainment company LOL Events on 7 July, Saturday, 8.30pm at the HGH Convention Center! Bringing together a roster of diversely talented comics, stay tuned for 14 of the most distinct voices in Asian comedy from around the world. Nothing is off-limits when you have a night hosted by Ahmed (US), and your funny bone tickled by Sugar Sammy (CA), Aiko Tanaka (JP), Dwayne Perkins (US), Esther Ku (US), Helen Hong (US), Hung Le (VN), Jennifer Hsiung (HK), Joanne Kam (MY), Jocelyn Chia (SG), Justin Rivera (PH / US), Jinx Yeo (SG), Kuah Jenhan (MY) and Victor Anastacio (PH).These comedians will take the stage in a once-in-a-lifetime event. They'll have you giggling at the edge of your seat with topics such as the ironies of Asian traditions and schooling you on perspectives you've not even dreamed of before!Date: 7 July 2018, SaturdayTime: 8.30pmVenue: HGH Convention Center, 475, Jalan Sentul, Sentul Selatan, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaTickets: Available from Ticketpro Malaysia (https://www.ticketpro.com.my/LOLEvents/2315463-Comedy-Central-Stand-Up-Asia-Live.html) Price:VIP - RM 220Category 1 - RM 160Category 2 - RM 120Category 3 - RM 100 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR MISS COSMOPOLITAN WORLD 2018

The Miss Cosmopolitan World 2018 will be exclusively catered for beautiful, passionate, intelligent and charismatic women from all over the world. The Miss Cosmopolitan World 2018 will be the most glamorous, eye-catching and a unique beauty contest ever in Malaysia. In 2017, the number of participating countries has grown to 30 countries. Since 2015 till 2017, in total there were 45 countries from all over the world that has participated in Miss Cosmopolitan World. VISION To become the most pursued, recognized and desired International Pageant to promote Malaysia through power of promotion, and also to increase the participating countries every year. BEAUTY MISSION To select and groom the titleholder of the Miss Cosmopolitan World who personifies a new female image as an independent, self-improvement, dare to dream, beautiful and filled with passion as well as talents. OBJECTIVES To foster unity and understanding globallyIncrease the diversity and strengths of the participating countries by showcasing their individual talentsProvide opportunities for candidates to further develop interpersonal skills through individual and group activities including public speaking and various related eventsCORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (CSR) CSR activities will be carry out throughout the pageant weekTo create social responsibilities engagement for contestants and awareness to the public, with the influences, fame and beauty of the beauty queens The MCW will do its part for the society as well. A percentage of the proceeds during the Grand Finals will be donated to a few charity homesSUPPORT FROM TOURISM MALAYSIAMCW aims to create an international level of beauty pageant, to make Malaysia known through events and the talents we’ve trained. Amelia Productions Management has been working closely with celebrities, media and representatives from various countries. We will be celebrating this prestigious event, to also promote “Malaysia Tourism” and “Malaysia Truly Asia” to the world. Our philosophy is on par with Tourism Malaysia, we believe that with the support from Tourism Malaysia and State Tourism, it will definitely bring this event to the higher level and an excellent international beauty pageant will come forth. Invitation to Tourism Minister to grace the event launching during the Grand Finals. SUPPORT FROM STATE TOURISM Visiting other states including Penang, Perak, Pahang, Melaka and Selangor. Getting the endorsement from the mentioned State Tourism throughout this project to support our event during the visitation to each of the states. Special appearances of the International Finalists and also publicity to their respective countries. Amelia Liew, Founder of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2018Productions Director of Amelia Productions. Vast experience in organising beauty pageants. Founder of Miss Cosmopolitan World. Franchise holder and organiser of Miss Asia Pageant Malaysia from 2012 to 2014. Represented Malaysia to Miss Asia Pageant 2011 International Grand Finals in Hong Kong. Amelia’s quote: “It is a really challenging task to be the first to organise something new for the first time in Malaysia, but if you don’t take the first step, you will never know”. The Miss Asia Pageant Malaysia 2012, 2013 & 2014 was a success and a great beginning to an International beauty pageant in Malaysia for the many years to come. For more info and updates, visit Miss Cosmopolitan World 2018 

Whisky Auction for Charity 2018 @ The Whisky Bar KL

HELLO WHISKY LOVERS & COLLECTORS !Whisky Gives Back Charity Auction is back for the 4th time, bigger & better than before!As they will be supporting Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras Selangor with the funds raised this year.Save the date and join them on the 21st June 2018, Thursday, 6.30pm for this exciting yet meaningful event.Bid or donate and be part of this great cause.Details of the event: Date: 21st June 2018, Thursday Time: 6.30pm Venue: The Whisky Bar KL, 46, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala LumpurCome as a bidder; come to support; or make a donation! We welcome any form of support possible.Please do not hesitate to contact events@wernersgroup.com or +6016-387 9579 / +6012-526 1335 should you require further details on this upcoming event.For more info : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfj8rJjRskfA3AfaOoeahzEcuPwnMQTrxSXxT-LgounGHiO8w/viewform 

WATCH THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA LIVE AT KLCW FANZONE!

Hyundai presents the KLCW FANZONE, a feast of football with almost every Matchday being shown LIVE on the only 500meter-long World Cup fanzone in town, that's happening in KL City Walk from 14 June - 15 July 2018!Footie Fun for the Family: Play World Cup-themed games to win cool football merchandises!Tasty Sport-y Menu: In a tasty twist, Tap Toi chefs have imagined modern spins on classic sport-y food fare - wait 'til you try the hot dogs!All-Night Drinks Promo: Tap Toi & Ba-kami have the longest Happy Hour in KL, until 11pm every night!For more info and the latest updates, visit KL City Walk 

THEMEPAKTU DINOSAUR KINGDOM @ SETIA ECOHILL SEMENYIH

Themepaktu (a.k.a theme-park-to-you) Dinosaur Kingdom is a mobile Dino-themed park originated from Malaysia. The concept is to encourage kids (and adults) to spend time outdoors since they are too engrossed with the digital devices. Things you can look forward to at Dinosaur Kingdom:-Live ShowsAttractions & Interactive ActivitiesGamesFood & BeveragesDinosaur MerchandisesSpecial AppearancesThere are more than 25 attractions in the park, the main attraction is the 40-mins LIVE SHOW! Apart from that, kids get to enjoy climbing Pterosaur's Nest, riding a Dinosaur Bumper Boat and take part in Raptor Maze.Venue: Setia Ecohill, SemenyihTime: 12pm - 10.30pm (Daily)Date: 14 June - 8 July 2018Entrance Fee: RM30 per personFor more info or ticket purchasing, visit @themepaktu