HYPERPLAY REVEALS FIRST WAVE OF PERFORMERS FOR MTV SPOTLIGHT

Hyperplay has revealed its first wave of performers for MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay with South Korea's superstar vocalist and rapper CL, Thailand's leading rock band Slot Machine, Indonesian idol Afgan and Singapore's favourite The Sam Willows.Hyperplay, the first integrated ASEAN esports and music festival, is set to feature MTV Spotlight, which brings multi-genre talents onto a single stage at different times during Hyperplay. The two-day ticketed event will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 4th Aug 2018 & 5th Aug 2018."Can't wait to head to Singapore to meet all my fans. Looking forward to being part of the festival and to share my music at MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay. It's going to be pretty spectacular!" - CL"We're psyched to be part of MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay! Get ready Singapore... we are coming to rock the stage at Singapore Indoor Stadium! Big thanks to MTV for this opportunity and see you all at Hyperplay!" - Slot Machine"What an honor to be part of the first MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay. I'm so excited to meet everyone in Singapore and to connect with the other artists too. I also can't wait to catch some of the gaming action at the event!" - Afgan"Enjoying the ride with MTV and all of our fun collaborations so far. We could not be more stoked to next perform at MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay and to share the stage with some great acts. Thank you MTV for the invite! Come through, we are ready for you!" - The Sam WillowsCATCH THE LIVE SCREENING AND BROADCASTStreaming live across the two-day ticketed event on Hyperplay.sg, with key segments broadcast live across Southeast Asia, the first edition of Hyperplay will feature the first ever League of Legends ASEAN tournament with national teams from the 10 ASEAN countries. They will clash head-on in two days of intense League of Legends matches, where the victorious team will earn the title of ASEAN champion.Fans can get direct information and news updates by following Hyperplay on Facebook.

亚航 BIG 忠诚计划与 Fave 让会员通过 8000 多个优惠赚取 BIG 积分

亚航 BIG 忠诚计划与 Fave 让会员通过 8000 多个优惠赚取 BIG 积分全新的合作使 BIG 会员在 Fave 消费同时赚取免费机票吉隆坡, 2018 年 6 月 6 日讯 - 亚航 BIG 忠实计划今日宣布与 Fave 独家合作,推介 BIG Deals by Fave,提供除了旅游以外更多的优惠,也是亚航 BIG 忠实计划手机应用程序的一项新功能。如今,BIG 会员能获得更多奖励,赚取 BIG 积分同时也使用积分兑换他们最喜欢的日常优惠,并通过 Fave 享有高达 95% 的旅游及日常生活优惠。BIG Deals by Fave 让马来西亚超过 360 万名的 BIG 会员以购买生活礼卷消费的每 1 令吉赚取 1 分BIG 积分。会员也能以 BIG 积分兑换 BIG Deals 礼卷,这包括了食品、美容、汽车服务、旅游及健 身等活动,流行品牌如 A&W、Healthland、Forever 21、吉隆坡艾美酒店、肯尼罗杰斯餐厅等超过3,700 家店铺都提供高达 95% 的折扣。去年,Fave 为用户们节省下的数额多达 1.85 亿令吉。透过与亚航的新合作,亚航 BIG 忠诚计划将 把这项优惠推介于马来西亚所有 BIG 会员,作为给予会员更多自由以更多价值体验的承诺。Fave 的用户也能获得新的奖励。亚航 BIG 忠诚计划欢迎 Fave 在马来西亚的 3 百万名会员,他们即 可开始享有 BIG 会员的专利,并能更快地实现他们的旅游计划。购物前先注册 BIG 会员帐户并链接 到他们的 Fave 帐户,每消费的 1 令吉可赚取 1 分 BIG 积分,积分可使用于兑换亚航飞往超过 130个目的地的机票。亚航集团首席执行员丹斯里 Tony Fernandes 说:“这是亚航 BIG 忠实计划的重大里程碑。随着我 们逐步将 BIG 积分作为独立数码货币,我们希望能涵盖旅游以外的领域。这项合作为我们的会员提供更多价值,先从马来西亚开始,最终将扩展至东盟。”亚航BIG忠实计划代理首席执行员 Sereen Teoh 补充:“在马来西亚我们有超过 360 万名 BIG 会员,多年来非常忠诚和一直支持着我们。与 Fave 合作的 BIG Deals,我们除了在旅行时奖励会员,也随时能通过更多日常生活中的活动而奖励会员,一切都能在 BIG 忠实计划手机应用程序里完成。”Fave 创办人 Joel Neoh 说:“与亚航BIG忠诚计划的合作使我们能够进一步为BIG和Fave用户提 供更多的日常欢乐和奖励。无论会员们选择去按摩、早晨时购买咖啡或出游旅行,Fave 与 BIG 用户都可以获得 BIG 积分。”这项合作旨在奖励 BIG 会员。去年 11 月,亚航 BIG 忠诚计划推介了电子商店,在马来西亚、泰国、 印尼、新加坡及菲律宾的 BIG 会员能透过 airasiabig.com 一个平台上浏览超过 160 个生活及旅游品 牌。在电子商店网购即方便又快速,其中电子商店的品牌包括 Uniqlo 及 Hotels.com 等,使 BIG 会 员能更快及更轻易赚取 BIG 积分。今日就下载亚航 BIG 忠诚计划手机应用程序注册为 BIG 会员,即可在 BIG Deals 开始购物并赚取BIG 积分。通过亚航 BIG 忠诚计划手机应用程序以 BIG 积分换取亚航飞往 130 个目的地的机票、兑换 BIG Deals 礼卷、查询剩余 BIG 积分、交易记录及最新咨询与优惠等等。或者,下载 Fave,并通 过餐饮、旅行、美容活动等多个类别的优惠,可立即节省更多。亚航 BIG 忠诚计划 及 Fave 手机应用程序在 Google Play 和 App Store 即可下载。

AirAsia BIG Loyalty partners with Fave to allow customers to earn BIG Points

AirAsia BIG Loyalty announced an exclusive partnership with Fave, marking its first step beyond travel deals through the launch of BIG Deals by Fave, a new feature on the AirAsia BIG Loyalty app.BIG members will now be able to receive double the rewards, earning BIG Points and redeeming their favourite everyday deals using BIG Points while enjoying savings up to 95% off on the best travel as well as lifestyle deals by Fave.BIG Deals by Fave allows over 3.6 million BIG Members in Malaysia to earn 1 BIG Point for every RM1 spent on lifestyle vouchers every day. They can also utilise their BIG Points to redeem BIG Deal vouchers, from food, beauty and activities to automobile services, travel as well as fitness, with popular brands like A&W, Healthland, Forever 21, Le Meridien KL, Kenny Rogers Roasters and more offering discounts of up to 95% at over 3,700 outlets."This is an important milestone for AirAsia BIG Loyalty, as we move towards making BIG Points a standalone digital currency, we want to go beyond travel into other segments as well. This deal allows us to do just that while offering incredible value to our members, starting with Malaysia and eventually across the rest of Asean." - AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes"We have over 3.6 million BIG Members in Malaysia who have been tremendously loyal and supportive over the years. With BIG Deals in partnership with Fave, we can now doubly reward them not just through traveling, but all the time with amazing offers on the things they already love doing every day, all from the BIG Loyalty app." - AirAsia BIG Loyalty Acting CEO Sereen Teoh"This partnership with AirAsia BIG Loyalty will allow us to further enhance our mission of delivering everyday happiness and rewards to both BIG and Fave users. Whether they choose to for a massage, buy their morning coffee or go for a short staycation, both Fave users and BIG Members can now earn BIG Points." - Fave founder Joel NeohThis move is part of a continuous effort to reward BIG Members every day. In November, AirAsia BIG Loyalty launched its eStore, which allows BIG Members in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines to shop from over 160 lifestyle and travel partners all on one platform - airasiabig.comA seamless shopping experience with carefully selected brands like Uniqlo, Hotels.com and more eStore rewards BIG Members with a faster way to earn BIG Points and gave them an easier, more convenient way to shop. Download the AirAsia BIG Loyalty app and sign up as a BIG Member today to stary shopping on BIG Deals as well as earn BIG Points! Redeem flights to more than 130 AirAsia destinations plus BIG Deals vouchers, keep track of your BIG Member account, BIG Points balance and stay updated on the latest news and promotions, all on the AirAsia BIG Loyalty app. Alternatively, download Fave today and start saving instantly through amazing deals across multiple categories such as F&B, travel, beauty and many others.Both BIG Loyalty and Fave apps are available on Google Play and the App Store.

NEW ENTREPRENEUR CHAMPIONSHIP CONFERENCE 2018

An “EXPERIENTIAL & LEARNING” Entrepreneur Conference that train entrepreneurship in real time via a business challenge & to uncover your skillsets in create solution that build better communities.Event DetailsDate: 30 June 2018 (Saturday) Time: 10am – 6pmVenue: Gamuda Gardens Property Gallery, Sungai BulohJudges / SpeakersJoel NeohFounder, CEO - FaveJoel Neoh is one of Asia’s most recognised and successful young entrepreneurs. With a passion for democratising technology to enhance the lives of millions of consumers across Asia, Joel is the Founder of Fave, Southeast Asia’s leading loyalty & rewards platform with presence in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. As a Kuala Lumpur native, Joel was one of the initial founders of the Groupon businesses in Asia, and headed up the Asia Pacific region for 4 years. He played an instrumental role in establishing the high-growth business model that propelled Groupon into a multi billion dollar business, with thousands of employees spanning across 12 countries. Joel firmly believes in the importance of creating a world-class work culture to inspire employees. Under his leadership, his companies has been listed amongst WorldBlu’s Most Democratic Workplaces. Joel has co-founded several successful companies including social news platform SAYS.com, and invested in a string of technology venture capital funds and startups across Asia. In 2013, SAYS.com merged with Catcha Media and the company was rebranded as REV Asia. REV Asia was recently acquired by Media Prima for over RM100mil.Joel has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Malaysian Tatler also awarded Joel Entrepreneur Par Excellence in 2018 Starting out young in entrepreneurship, Joel built his first company at age 20 while studying engineering at Monash University. Today, he remains as an advisory board member of the Monash School of Business and AIESEC, the world’s largest student organization. He completed his studies in Monash University and Harvard Business School and has lived in a number of Asia Pacific cities, including Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Sydney and Singapore.Wayne LimGroup CEO, Malaysia SME Media GroupWayne Lim, Chief Executive Officer of the MALAYSIA SME™ newspaperhas been actively involved within the SME community for the past 10 years. He started the SMI Business Directory with SMI Association of Malaysia in 2001 while he was attached to a Singapore PLC and has been deeply involved in the business of SMEs ever since.Wayne founded the MSME media group in 2005, and subsequently conceptualised the MALAYSIA SME™ media brand. In less than three years, he has propelled the group from being the publisher of a single directory to becoming the largest SME media corporation in Malaysia. The group currently publishes the nation’s first and only SME newspaper with a fortnightly audited circulation of 50,000 copies.In addition to the first SME newspaper and Business Directory, Wayne was also the first to launch many media products and services specifically for SMEs. The MSME media group currently publishes the MALAYSIA SME™ CD-ROM, and MALAYSIA SME™ Online, as well as manages the MALAYSIA SME™ Business Networking and Seminars, MALAYSIA SME™ Congress, MALAYSIA SME™ On Air, MALAYSIA SME™ Mobile and MALAYSIA SME™ Membership.In the course of his business endeavours, Wayne always stays closely connected to the SME community. He is very knowledgeable about the SME industry and has a great understanding of their trends and challenges. He expresses his opinion and shares his knowledge on the SME industry regularly through his column ‘SMEminism™’ where he champions for SMEs to be recognised and assisted on a level playing field with large corporations.Apart from being well versed with the ins and outs of the SME community, he is passionate about sports and deeply loves the game of football. He is an avid football fan and a FAM certified football coach.Dato'Chevy BehFounder & CEO , BookDocDato’ Chevy Beh graduated from University of Virginia, US in 2007 with a double major in Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in Economics and East Asian Studies. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). Upon graduation, he started his career in investment banking as an associate with Dominick & Dominick LLC, New York, and subsequently as an analyst with the Maxim Group LLC, New York in 2008.He joined BP Healthcare Group in 2009 as Managing Director till 2013. He then left BP Healthcare Group in October 2014, and founded BookDoc, a mobile based platform that connect and unite patients and healthcare professionals. He served as a Director on the Board of Directors of Pantai Hospital Ipoh from 2008 to 2013 before the said hospital became part of IHH Healthcare Berhad. He also served as a Director of Sunway-City Ipoh which is a JV with Sunway Group Berhad from 2006 to 2013.Beh was awarded most promising Entrepreneurship Award at the 2012 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) and invited to be one of the participants at the panel discussion of the Forbes Healthcare Summit hosted by Forbes media editor-in-chief Steve Forbes in New York December 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He serves as the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) of National University of Malaysia (UKM), on Healthcare Innovation and Technopreneurship from 2015 to 2018.He also served as a council member of Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA). In recognition of his entrepreneurship and his outstanding achievements, he was selected as the Top Nominee for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the preceding two (2) consecutive years, namely, 2013 and 2014. He was also awarded as the Great Entrepreneur Brand Icon Leadership Award 2015 by the Brand Laureate.Jonathan QuekFounder, Owners CirclesJonathan Quek is a beloved educator, award-winning entrepreneur, international financial speaker and best-selling author of 3 books translated into 4 languages. He has a personal mission to make a difference through financial education.In 2016, he founded Owners Circle, a business owners community with over 300 business owners managing and sharing businesses together. The company has incubated crowdfunded projects in F&B, hospitality and more. He is also the Venture Partner of Wemerge Ventures, the mastermind behind the sourcing, analysis and approval of projects based on founding team, project idea and economic model. He leads the incubator and accelerator program; hosting workshops and seminars to propagate community blockchain fundraising.Prior to joining the digital currency landscape, Jonathan has established himself as a veteran in the innovative finance industry. He is the founder of SilverMalaysia.com, an industry leader in precious metals. He became the best-selling author of several books translated into various languages, most notably “Why Gold? Why Silver? Why Now?" and “Keep Investment Simple & Stupid”.Jonathan was nominated as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs (MIYE) 2016 in Malaysia and has been featured in numerous media such as Bloomberg, The Edge, BFM, The Star, VTV4 and more. He has touched the lives of thousands, having spoken on international platforms in Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Korea.Gan Teck HooiFounder, ICFO President Elect, ICSMEETeck Hooi is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He has over 18 years of experience as a qualified accountant in the professional and commercial environment with a keen eye on financial reporting, planning, change management and resources management. He is the founder and managing consultant of ICFO Solutions, a company established to advise and support the growth and expansion of SMEs.Audrey OoiExecutive Director, Blogger - Colony Space AsiaAudrey Ooi is the Executive Director of the Colony. Backed by Oak Drive Ventures, Colony is a lavish serviced office and co-working space founded in July 2017 whose unique workplace and amenities such as Espressolab coffee and swimming pool access have attracted the likes of Maybank, Dell, and AIA among a multitude of clients. The company has plans to have at least 3 locations by the end of this year.Having started her career in Social Media Marketing, Audrey is also a prolific blogger under the handle Fourfeetnine and is one of the most popular influencers in Malaysia. In her capacity as an influencer, she has worked with Huawei, Sony, Maxis, Resorts World Sentosa and more. Audrey is a mother of two and is married to renowned entrepreneur and influencer Timothy Tiah.Andrew TanManaging Partner - Tinkbig VentureAndrew Tan is a serial entrepreneur and an all rounder venture capitalist where his forte is on deal structuring, Merger & Acquisitions and also fund raising. He is now at helm of a venture capital firm and a private equity firm which currently manage a pool of funds totalling USD50 million.Prior to that, Andrew was a private-equity investor based in Hong Kong where he regularly advised his limited Partners on private-equity deals and fund formation. Before that he successfully listed his company at the MESDAQ Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Securities Exchange and Hong Kong Growth Enterprise Market where he learned the intricacies of the stock market.Andrew Tan have personally involved and successfully raised more than RM 300 Million in his 15 years of entrepreneurship.Andrew received his Master in Ecommerce from Queen Mary University London. Andrew has been featured various publication and newspapers as an outstanding entrepreneur. His previous experience include EBay UK, TESCO, MAVCAP and CGC Malaysia.Chan Kok LongCo-Founder & Executive director - iPay88Mr Chan Kok Long, is one of the 3 key founders of iPay88 and he is currently the Executive Director of both iPay88 Holdings Sdn Bhd(formerly known as iPay88 Sdn Bhd) and iPay88 (M) Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Mobile88.com Sdn Bhd).He is a British Petroleum scholar, graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with a Bachelor of Mathematics Science (2nd class upper honours) in 1990. He is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute ofMarketing (CIM), United Kingdom, and he also holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.He is actively involved in sales and marketing, working very closely with various customers, partnersand agencies in shaping the e-commerce landscape locally and regionally. With over 25 years ofexperience in online businesses, he is also actively engaged as both speaker and mentor for mostmajor e-commerce conferences and seminars in the ASEAN. Mr Chan has also been featured onvarious media channels, such as BFM and Bloomberg as a guest expert within the field. In recognitionof his contributions, Mr. Chan has been awarded with Technopreneur Excellence Award presented byPIKOM ICT Leadership Award (PILA) 2016. He was also one of the Top Nominees for EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 under the Emerging Entrepreneur category. Mr Chan is currently Advisor and E-Commerce Malaysia Deputy Chair for PIKOM. He is also a council member of PayNet Advisory Forum.

Entrepreneurship Conference To Inspire and Galvanize Malaysian Entrepreneurs

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Lead Tropicana is set to host an entrepreneurship conference on June 30 at Gamuda Gardens in Sungai Buloh, Selangor. The inaugural New Entrepreneur Championship Conference (NECC)- Light Up Your Greatest Treasure will feature prominent speakers from the entrepreneurship industry in an effort to encourage young active citizens to go into business by providing practical guidance for promising youth-led startup companies to grow within the region and beyond.  NECC is an engaging program, which aims to develop entrepreneurship mindset by giving participants the chance to address real life business challenges as well as explore business opportunities. This conference serves as an ideal platform where great minds gather together to inspire and share ideas of best practices, effective approaches and successful business framework necessary to cultivate better communities as well as a more robust economy. “ We are excited to host this inaugural entrepreneurship event- this will be an excellent platform for entrepreneurs and investors alike to connect and catalyze the Malaysia entrepreneurship ecosystem. We will work with young entrepreneurs to further sharpen their deliverables and business sense from the viewpoints of customers, investors, marketers, and technologists in order to be as viable as possible,” said the Organizing Chairman of NECC , Jin Tan. NECC offers a range of unique activities for participants : Entrepreneur Championship is a real time “ Business Game Challenge” where selected participating teams of five will be asked to solve business cases within three hours and present their model solutions within 10 minutes in front of a panel of judges who are industry leaders. Evolution will be premised on problem definition and analysis, ideas and recommendation, implementation or plan of action, presentation method and skillset as well as abilities to handle questions. The winning team will be awarded with a cash prize and Championship Trophy. A pre-event training will also be offered to all contestant in order to equip them with the necessary know-hows to train their critical thinking, develop business proposals and pitches, sportsmanship, etc.Entrepreneur Conference is a sharing session by diverse and prominent speakers on their entrepreneur journey, experience and knowledge. Some of the exciting line ups would be Founder and CEO of Fave, Joel Neoh; Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ipay88, Chan Kok Long; Group CEO of Malaysia SME Media Group, Wayne Lim; Founder and CEO BookDoc, Dato’Chevy Beh : Founder Owner Circle, Jonathan Quek ; Founder and ICFO President Elect @ICSMEE, Gan Teck Hooi; Executive Director and Blogger Colony Space Asia , Audrey Ooi and Managing Partner of Thinkbig Venture, Andrew Tan.Business Corridor is a showcase of latest business trends and business matching opportunities. Some of the key topics that will be discussed are current market trends and an opportunity, new market strategies, tips on business preparation, etc.Investor Connect is a networking and mentorship opportunity for entrepreneurs, startups companies, industry experts and business owners to meet with investors.The President of JCI Lead Tropicana, Alfred Ang applauded the vent nothing that it will help the country to share practices and promote youth entrepreneurship.“ NECC is creating an impact and empowerment for new entrepreneurs and startups, in terms of preparing them in starting their entrepreneurial journey. We are creating a soft ground for them to test their skillset and develop their critical thinking to be able to become a successful entrepreneur in the future through trial and error. This conference is bridging the gap between new entrepreneurs and seasoned professional who can share their knowledge and experiences.” Aligned with NECC’s vision, NECC is honored to collaborate with Gamuda Gardens who share the same value proposition. Being a township, which serves as a common ground for everybody to connect and live in, NECC has decided to host the event at Gamuda Gardens Township, which is a testament of good connectivity and innovation by itself. “ As a town-maker, we believe in making sustainable town that stand the test of time. We aim to do things better today for a better tomorrow, “ said Gamuda Land Project Director, Mr.Aw Sei Cheh. Alfred Ang also added that NECC’s objective is to increase the numbers of young entrepreneurs in order to grow business, create more jobs and employment opportunities as well as to ensure future economic prosperity. Indeed, in support of NECC’s initiative, GAMUDA GARDENS is offering exclusive packages only for event registrants on the event day to help kick start easier home ownership for conducing living. This year NECC is expecting over 500 participants from various entrepreneurship industries. Organizing Chairman of NECC , Jin Tan. Jin Tan highlighted that there are several plans in the pipeline for the next NECC , “ We look forward to having this entrepreneurship conference annually to encourage young entrepreneurs-which is why we will be extending this event to the university and college students. Furthermore, we are planning to organize a Chinese version of NECC in the following year.”Public who are interested can redeem tickets by registering at https://www.necc.com.my/and will be contacted for further details. 

Hungarian Film Fiesta 2018

The football-themed HUNGARIAN FILM FIESTA IN MALAYSIA on the 7 th – 10 th of June 2018 which will be held at GSC Pavilion KL. This is to commemorate the 65 th year anniversary of the football game between Hungary and England (at which Hungary won 6-3, becoming the first team to beat England in London in 90 years) and to also welcome the 21 st FIFA World Cup 2018, which will be held in Russia. The Hungarian Film Festival 2018 cordially invites you to the screening of ‘Puskas Hungary’.Puskas Hungary tells the story of legendary soccer player Ferenc Puskás, who started from the Budapest slums and became an international star, living his life irrespective of politics, war and conventions of society, doing the one thing he loved and knew best: play soccer. After a physical and mental breakdown, he returned to the top with an amazing effort once again in his 30's, and became a world- renowned forward for Real Madrid. The Launching Ceremony of the Hungary Film Festival will be held on the 6 th June 2018 (Wednesday), and the Film Fiesta Free Screenings for the public will be opened from June 7th – 10th June 2018 at GSC Pavilion KL. Tickets for the Hungarian Film Fiesta can be redeemed for FREE from GSC Pavilion KL ticketing counter from 11am, May 31 (Thursday) onwards, on a first come first served basis. This year, we are delighted to have Mr György Szöllősi, Ambassador of Hungarian Football Tradition and affairs concerning the heritage of Ferenc Puskás. Mr Szöllősi is currently the editor-in-chief of the leading Hungarian daily sport newspaper Nemzeti Sport and the Hungarian edition of FourFourTwo football magazine, is also known as the authorised biographer of Ferenc Puskás, one of the world’s greatest footballers ever. In addition, it will be our pleasure to have Mr Mohd Faiz Subri, a Malaysian professionalfootballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or forward for Penang FA as our Guest ofHonour for the Launching Ceremony on the 6 th June 2018. He is well-known for his free-kick goal which won him the 2016 FIFA Puskás Award. In conjunction with it, there will be a total of 4 movies being played at GSC Pavilion, 2 documentary and 2 comedy films. First, Puskas Hungary. Next, Barca’s Untold Legends. FC Barcelona and Messi are adored by millions around the world. However, few people know that the ‘Messi’ of the 1950s was a Hungarian by the name of László Kubala. Kubala’s fame was the reason that Camp Nou was constructed, that still stands as the largest football stadium in Europe. In addition, Brazils will also be playing. It is about a town where they announced that this year the gypsy minority’s football team called Brazilians can also take part in the local football championship. Events, emotions and anger take unpredictable directions in this comedy film.Last but not least, 6:3 A.K.A Past Plays Itself. A comedy and suspense-filled film about a man appearing and spoiling the atmosphere by predicting the goals of the long awaited game between England vs Hungary on November 25, 1953. For more information, visit www.gsc.com.my or https://kualalumpur.mfa.gov.hu/eng For movie info : https://www.aforadio.com/movies/hungarian-film-fiesta-2018

Introducing the All-New Shopee Celebrity Squad

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches its brand newinitiative, the ShopeeCelebrity Squad, which allows users easy access to a curated collection of products by their favouriteMalaysian celebrities.Today, with approximately 10 million users and around 400,000 sellers on the platform, ShopeeMalaysia continues to rank as the number one shopping app on App Store and Google Play.  “Our users form the core of all our strategies, and we always strive to find new ways to connect with them on a deeper and more meaningful level. We know Malaysians adore their local celebrities, and with an increasing number of celebrities launching their own brands, we began to notice a rising demand for their products among users. Hence, we decided to launch the ShopeeCelebrity Squad, a dedicated in-app space featuring a variety of celebrity brands, allowing shoppers to enjoy easy access to products sold by their favouritecelebrities at the click of a button! In line with the launch, we also promise shoppers exclusive deals and special discounts across the celebrities’ collections,” said Ian Ho, Shopee’sRegional Managing Directorat the launch ceremony. Ho added, “We are pleased to announce the participation of six top Malaysian celebrities as pioneers of the ShopeeCelebrity Squad. As a zero-commission e-commerce platform that provides free shipping nationwide, our commercial friendly trade terms allow for celebrities to tap on Shopee’splatform and features, dedicated support and extensive reach across Malaysia to further grow their online businesses. Moving forward, we aim to further expand the ShopeeCelebrity Squad with the introduction of new celebrities every month.”Featured in the debut of the ShopeeCelebrity Squad:Malaysia’s top singer, YBhg. Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin, with her skincare and cosmetics line, SimplySitiPopular actress, Nora Danishwith her brand Owl, which offers a modern twist to traditional Muslim fashionThe much-loved actress, IzaraAishahwho will be introducing her lip wear brand, Madame Izaraon ShopeeStar of hit drama Separuh Jiwaku, ElfiraLoy,and AkademiFantasiaSeason 5 finalist, HelizaHelmi,with their brand EL and Heliza GuzelHive– selling traditional Muslim clothingMulti-talented Emma Maembongwho is not only an actress and model, but also an entrepreneur with her skincare line, EMBSIn addition to having more celebrities join the ShopeeCelebrity Squad in the coming months, Shopeeusers can also look forward to the special weekly Celebrity Squad campaigns, featuring not-to-be-missed deals and activities. The weekly campaign will feature exclusive online product launches such as YBhg. Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza’sSIMPLYSITI New Gold Edition range, with soft-focus technology and gold dust which will be available only on Shopee. Fans of the celebrities can also look forward to a series of upcoming community events and giveaways organisedby Shopee, such as fan meet-and-greet sessions with the celebrities, as well as social media contests with cool prizes to be won. The launch of the ShopeeCelebrity Squad is part of Shopee’sexpansion plan for 2018, as Shopeecontinues to grow from strength to strength and further solidify its position in the e-commerce segment. This follows after a strong start to the year, where Shopeeachieved a regional Gross merchandise value (“GMV”) of US$1.9 billion in the first quarter - a year-on-year increase of 199.5% from US$648.3 million for the first quarter of 2017. Additionally, Shopee’sGross orders for the quarter increased year-on-year by 217.4%, from 35.1 million for the first quarter of 2017 to 111.4 million. Currently ongoing is also the Shopee CahayaRaya campaign. From May 3 to June 17, users can stand a chance to snag prizes worth more than RM1.5 million by participating in Shopee’sexciting in-app games. In collaboration with Visa, Shopee’spopular Ketupat Rayagame promises to reward lucky shoppers with a host of prizes including a ‘Rumah Impian’ (dream house) worth RM350,000, a Honda HRV worth RM100,000, a Volkswagen Polo worth RM80,000 as well as Shopeecoins, vouchers, televisions, portable irons, hair-dryers and more. Additionally, Shopeewill be giving out up to 28 million worth of Shopeecoins through the Duit Goncanggame, which will happen at 5.00am and 7.00pm daily from 17 May to 8 June. Visit Shopeebetween May 24 to 27 for the best offers this Raya where shoppers can catch the Upsized Shocking Salehappening five times a day and steal better deals by getting your hands onvouchers with Shopee’s Beat the Clockcampaign. Besides that, the all-new Campur-CampurBundleallows shoppers to curate their own bundles of choice by mixing and matching from the menu of products available, andget them at a discounted price. Last but not least, look out for the Best of CahayaRayacollection to score up to 90% discounts across a wide variety of preferred products. For more information on the ShopeeCelebrity Squad, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/Shopee-Celebrity-Squad For more information on the CahayaRaya campaign, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/shopee-cahaya-raya.  Download the ShopeeApp for FREE via the Apple App Store or Google Play store.

BORNEO ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INVESTMENT CONVENTION 2018

The Borneo Entrepreneurship & Investment Convention 2018 is a one-of-kind experience designed to provide an exceptional opportunity for business leaders.This year, BEIC expects to bring some of the most brilliant and innovative minds to discuss the most pressing issues, and latest business trends, and to empower people and small businesses to achieve better lives for themselves, their families, and the communities in which they serve.Event DetailsDate: 19 July 2018 (Thursday) Time: 9am – 6pmVenue: KTS Garden, Jalan Datuk Abang Abdul Rahim, 93450 Kuching, Sarawak, MalaysiaMeet the SpeakersOpening Keynote by:Yang Amat Berhormat Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Abang Openg– Chief Minister of SarawakAndrew TanManaging Partner, TBV CapitalAn individual of many talents, with experiences as a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and mentor for new and potential start-up founders. Sales oriented, well-rounded professional with a wide range of expertise, possesses astute business understanding and contributes to strategic planning, delivering improvements in processes, productivity, and costs.Koichi SaitoFounder, KK FundKoichi Saito is founder & General Partner of KK Fund, a venture capital fund investing in seed stage internet and mobile startups across South East Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Launched in 2015, KK Fund has made 20 investments including Kaodim, TheLorry, Hostel hunting, Supplycart, Policystreet and CapitalBay. Koichi previously worked at IMJ Investment Partners, Private Equity Fund founded by George Soros, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Security. Koichi holds a Master of Business Administration degree from IE business school in Spain.Edmund LohDirector, MusemancerEdmund Loh has sold millions of dollars in products and services through the Internet since 2005. He started his little enterprise straight from his laptop and today has a full-time team based in Kelana Jaya. Edmund and team also trains individuals to make money online using the same strategies they use for more than a dozen years and running. He is also the bestselling author of "Secrets of Millionaire Students" and "Crushing It!".Nadhir AshafiqExecutive Director, TheLorryNadhir Ashafiq is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of TheLorry – and on-demand logistics platform that connects customer to lorry, van and 4x4 drivers. He previously co-founded Glokalise, a social networking app and has experience working in air freight logistics and investment banking. Nadhir is a recipient of Forbes Asia’s 2017 30 Under 30.Yienyee SohCo-founder & CMO, AVANAYienyee is the cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer at AVANA - an ecommerce enabler that empowers more than tens of thousands of small businesses in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia to bring their products online and scale to compete on a global level. Yienyee graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from HELP University College, Malaysia. During her university years, she founded an online fashion aggregator called A Shopaholic’s Den - pioneering a strong community of online sellers in Malaysia. The young entrepreneur started organizing offline events to complement the online community. It was during this time that Yienyee discovered the challenges facing online merchants: there was little technology to automate routine tasks such as updating inventories, managing orders, and tracking deliveries. This was the spark that drove Yienyee to develop a solution to empower small businesses. Yienyee’s passion for helping small businesses grow has powered her successful career trajectory. In 2017, the company she co-founded, AVANA, was one of first Southeast Asian companies to be listed on the worldwide Facebook Messenger Platform Provider Directory.Spencer LeeCommercial Director, AirAsiaSpencer is the Commercial Director of AirAsia Malaysia. He has over 12 years of experience in the aviation industry from serving AirAsia in several positions. In his current role, Spencer leads the entire Malaysia commercial functions including product development, revenue management, marketing, distribution, ancillary, government, partnership and customer relationship management, and has received numerous industry awards.Spencer is an advocate of talent development through effective leadership. With the backing of a solid work culture, he champions openness, innovation and a ‘can-do’ spirit in the workplace and has led the growth of the airline to be a leader in the region.Spencer is a member of World Federation of Advertisers, a member of Malaysia Advertisers Association, and Board Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation Malaysia. He is a supporter of Manchester United FC.Jan WongFounder, OpenMinds ResourcesJan Wong is an entrepreneur, youth advocate, and founder of OpenMinds that specializes in digital media consultancy and startup development. Starting at the age of 17, he has ventured into eight businesses, a part time lecturer at the Asia Pacific University (APIIT / APU), a certified e-commerce consultant, published an academic journal during his Masters degree, sits on the Academic Advisory Board of KDU and Sunway College, has published an academic article at the Global Communications Conference and more recently, listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 list under the media, marketing and advertising category.Dr. Janson AngCEO, Janson GroupMalaysian born, Dr. Janson Ang assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of Janson Management at the age of 27. Having graduated from the Chartered Institute of Marketing at Sunway University, Dr. Janson began his career with the KEU group starting out as a Corporate Service Executive with KEU Control Engineering in 1999. Throughout his tenure at KEU Group, Dr. Janson has also exposed himself to various academic training courses in safety & health, personality development, leadership programs and employee management. Dr. Janson is also known to be the chartered member of Who’s Who International, President of the Lions Club of KL Seputeh Malaysia and President of the KEU Toastmasters International Club. Dr. Janson is also the member of PUMM, member of CEO Club Malaysia, member of MENSA Associations and member of Business Network International.Having worked his way up the corporate ladder within the KEU Group, Eways Group, Arzek Group and M Group as Director in Corporate Management, Dr. Janson also assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer for Janson Management Sdn Bhd and Janson FashionHQ Sdn Bhd. All in all, Dr. Janson runs the show of 29 subsidiaries under his strong management. Dr. Janson during his free time, contributes in public speaking for both Malaysia, Asean and National conferences. His biggest achievement is speaking to delegates around the world congress of 6,700 members. Dr. Janson have made appearance on many medias and on TV airs. Dr. Janson also received several awards and acknowledgements through years in his career. Dr. Janson always would like to serve in a competitive industry, utilizing his skills by working in cutting-edge technologies to the fullest.Ng SaiKitChief Executive, Captii VenturesSaiKit leads the Captii Ventures team and spends a lot of his time connecting with tech-startups across SEA. SaiKit supports investee founders on many things from strategy to business development to fund-raising for their business.Tom SiewCo-founder, Koford ConvertingVisionary, dynamic, passionate, open minded, humbleCo-founder and Business Development Director in Koford Converting Sdn Bhd which is a leading away-from-home (AFH) paper products manufacturer in Malaysia. He is responsible for the company’s marketing directions and strategies, new markets development as well as new business opportunities exploration. During the 1st year of startup, he manages to run the company with RM 6.5 million annual sales turnover and reaching RM 10 million in the 2nd year. Currently the export markets cover Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, France, Germany, Switzerland, Chile, USA as well as Singapore.Founder of The Solution Keys specializing in export business consultant. He has helped quite a number of local SMEs to grow their export markets, bridging the locally made products to the overseas markets.He holds a Dean Honour Bachelor Degree of Business Management (Marketing Major) from a world’s top-ranking Australian university, The University of Queensland. After graduated in year 2008, he worked as Regional Sales Manager in an Australian company, Milton Tradings Pty Ltd which is one of the largest distributor of disposable foodservice packaging products. He has successfully set up a new branch for Milton Tradings in Melbourne with annual turnover AUD 5 million. In year 2011, he returned to Malaysia and joined Kooka Paper Manufacturing Sdn Bhd as Business Development Manager with responsibility to look after the company’s export markets. During the 4 years, he has grown the export sales for more than 20% and captured significant market share in Australia and New Zealand market.Shaun LingManaging Director, iPrima MediaShaun has co-founded numerous multi-million businesses that leverage on Digital Marketing for Growth. His main businesses are iPRIMA MEDIA (Managing Director) & STONE AMPEROR (Marketing Director) which he actively involves in every digital growth hacking activities.He has grown from $0 to $100K/month for both businesses through his well designed Growth Marketing Strategies.He has helped several successful local businesses in various niches (home security, renovation, curtain shops, beauty, etc.) grew their revenue by over 167% in ONE YEARSince 2012, he has helped over 400+ local businesses in building their Online Presence, Automate & Scale their businesses.Spring WongFounder, 50gramFounder of 50Gram the fastest growing florist in Malaysia.Brian TanCo-founder, FutureLabHaving successfully delivered several strategy projects during his time as a management consultant at Accenture, Brian has developed strong design thinking and digital implementation skills. Highly adaptable and an experienced team builder from working with multinational teams, as well as building his own ed-tech startup, FutureLab.myKenneth HoFounder, BEAMKenneth is the founder and CEO of BEAM, a global platform for business connections, investments, and resources. A graduate from Monash university who sold 2 businesses previously, Kenneth has been very passionate about entrepreneurship and empowering entrepreneurs to take their business globally with the use of technology.Zaiwin KassimChairman, K.O.B.I.S.Zaiwin Kassim is an entrepreneur, innovator & a collaboration strategist. CEO of Pro Auto Care Centre Sdn Bhd; an automotive hospital in Kuching and the Chairman of Koperasi Belia Inovatif Sarawak Berhad (KOBIS); a state cooperative organization focusing on youth development in the areas of innovation, skills and entrepreneurship.Michelle ChuahFounder, Supermodel SecretsMichelle Chuah is the founder of Supermodels Secrets – an online beauty store in Malaysia since July 2010. She grew the business from a small one-woman-blogshop with only 2 products, to a company that offers more than 600 products with sales hitting over a million ringgit annually. She also shares her knowledge and experience when she can, and has trained several hundred merchants and business owners on social media marketing over the years.David ChewVice-Chairman, FAME International GroupMr. DAVID CHEW, a Chinese Sarawakian who has been involved in higher education, information technology, business consulting, creative and art industry for the past 20 years.He is currently the Vice-Chairman of FAME International Group, CEO of FAME International College Sarawak, Director of Crowe Horwath Consulting (MM2H) Sdn Bhd, Director of FAME International Consultant Sdn Bhd, Director of Momentum Information Technology Sdn Bhd, Vice-President of Sarawak Entrepreneurs Association, Organizing Chairman of ASEANChina Entrepreneurs’ Conference, and Vice-President of Sarawak Artist Society. David holds a Bachelor Information Technology qualification from Australia, trained in an international leadership and management programme, “Money & You” and “Core Values” Programme; at the same time he is also trained in Online Marketing Strategy and etc. He is also an Artist of Sarawak, Malaysia, who is well-known in his Abstract Expressionism painting.He has been involved in projects based in China since 2007, and has good experiences in China and Malaysia business dealing. David also involves in facilitating of commercialization of business ideas and business startup.Under his leadership, the FAME International College Sarawak has successfully developed a full-fledged of vertical programmes ranging from Certification to Degree programmes, and also built the brand-name in this industry. The college is specialized in Business and Accounting higher education.David is also specialized in business IT consulting, and over years he has leaded his team to assist SMEs to overcome business issues, company workflows by applying IT solutions and processes reengineering.Ronnie TeoBusiness Editor, The Borneo PostRonnie Teo is the business editor of The Borneo Post, the largest circulating newspaper in East Malaysia. He has been in media for more than eight years, covering a wide range of topics such as plantations, oil and gas, properties and so on. He graduated with a degree in accounting which helped him further his career in business reporting.Jerryson Abraham DossCEO, Viva City GlobalJERRYSON ABRAHAM G. DOSS is a philanthropist & Co-founder of the VIVA STARFISH PROJECT and the CEO-Futurist for VIVA CITY GLOBAL which have been involved with Drug Rehab Centres, homeless and educating underprivileged youths since 2001. His involvement with rehab centres started back in 1997 as part of the integration program through sports and has been creating businesses that gives opportunities to this special crowd.He is also a motivational speaker and facilitator for various youth and entrepreneurial development programs nationwide. He has inspired many youths in his quest to empower the younger generation to rise up and maximise their potential and contribute towards self-development and for the community with sustainable projects through social entrepreneurship. His passion to serve the marginalised communities enabled him to receive the highest honour as the recipient of the Star Golden Heart Award for 2016 and the STAR Malaysian National Influencer for Unity 2017. He has recently received the TOP OUTSTANDING YOUNG MALAYSIAN AWARD and now a nominee for TOP OUTSTANDING YOUNG PEOPLE WORLDWIDE.He is also the Director of Viva Odyssey an international company that provide Safety consultancy for the Oil & Gas industry. He has received the title of best safety trainer in South East Asia by Shell Global and has been the QHSE, Training & People’s Development Specialist for Renowned O&G companies like Shell, Transocean, Frontier Houston and SapuraKencana Drilling.Heather GohCMO, AirAsia BIG LoyaltyHeather Goh, currently the Chief Marketing Officer of AirAsia BIG Loyalty has over 13 years of brand and marketing experience across various fast-paced industries. Based in Kuala Lumpur, she currently oversees branding, digital marketing and communications, social media and membership services across the region in her current role.Focused, highly passionate and a true marketer at heart, Heather is an established senior marketing professional accorded with various high achiever awards in different roles throughout her career and has led her teams to numerous local and regional award wins. Prior to AirAsia BIG Loyalty, she was the Head of Maybank2u, the no.1 online banking channel in Malaysia. She has also headed key brand and marketing roles with Celcom Axiata Berhad, Nokia Malaysia, and UOB Malaysia.

Margaret Cho Bloats To Malaysia!

LOL Events is honored to announce that five time Grammy & Emmy nominated comedian - Margaret Cho will be tickling ribs in Malaysia with her latest tour ‘Fresh Off The Bloat’. Margaret was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time and has received rave reviews for the initial shows for this tour. ‘Fresh Off The Bloat’ is said to be Margaret's most compelling stand-up comedy show to date. A pioneer amongst women in comedy, Margaret doesn’t take anything for granted as she continues to tackle difficult subjects with sensitivity and her razor sharp insight with her takes on addiction, abuse, activism and Asianness. It's all about the politics of disgust and what is disgusting about politics. Show DetailsWhen:   11 May 2018 (Friday)Time        :   8.30 PM Venue:  HGH Convention CentreTickets for the show will be available from 5 April 2018 (Thursday) at 10am through Ticketpro Malaysia Ticketpro Malaysia (www.ticketpro.com.my) https://www.ticketpro.com.my/LOLEvents/2289368-Margaret-Cho-Fresh-Off-The-Bloat.html with tickets prices ranging between RM112 to RM250. Tickets will be released in 3 phases with prices differing between each phase.  More details for the show are available on : www.lolevents.my or LOL Events Facebook page www.facebook.com/LOLEventsMY .

GET READY TO ASSEMBLE FOR THE BIGGEST SUPERHERO MOVIE OF THE DECADE! Experience the Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War at GSC and take home a piece of the movie with a variety of promotions!

Kuala Lumpur, 18 April 2018 – With the most eagerly anticipated superhero blockbuster of the decade, Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War just looming over the horizon, Malaysia’s leading cinema exhibitor, Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) has kicked-off a slew of promotions to celebrate this global event.From today onwards, fans can look forward to a host of bundle deals and collectibles including T-shirts, tumblers, keychains, posters, and more when they catch the movie in GSC theatres nationwide.Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War T-Shirt Combo: Purchase the Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War T-Shirt Combo and get:One (1) Large PopcornTwo (2) regular Soft Drinks * Limited to 1,000 pieces ONLY. While stocks last.* Available at selected locations onlyGauntlet Keychain Giveaway:Purchase two (2) tickets to Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War and get:One (1) exclusive Infinity Gauntlet Keychain* Available at selected locations onlyPoster and Logo Keychain Giveaway:Purchase two (2) Gold Class OR four (4) Premiere Class tickets to Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War and get:  One (1) exclusive Avengers logo keychain & movie posterPoster Giveaway:Purchase two (2) tickets to Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War and get:One (1) exclusive Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War movie poster* Available at selected locations onlyMarvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War E-Combo:Purchase the Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War E-Combo and get:One (1) Soft Drink (served in Iron Man tumbler)One (1) Soft Drink (served in Spiderman tumbler)One (1) Large Popcorn* Only applicable for purchases of Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War movie tickets via GSC’s website & mobile App** Redemptions can only be made on the day of screeningIn addition to this, there will also be Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity Wars Collectible Coins that will be made available for redemption at a Golden Screen Cinemas theatre near you. Announcements will be made via GSC’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Diners at The Burger Outpost are also in for a treat, as The Burger Outpost will be offering a special burger combo set from 1 April 2018 onwards.Eat-finity Sambal-Lah ComboRegular Eat-finity Sambal-Lah Combo: RM24.90 Mini Eat-finity Sambal-Lah Combo: RM15.90** Only available at GSC Pavilion, KL, GSC 1Utama, GSC Signature, and GSC Paradigm JBMarvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War is set to be the longest running film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bringing together every plot thread in the series’ ten-year history. This cinematic event of the decade will see Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos, who is on a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain, as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment. Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War releases in cinemas on 25th April 2018.

VIVID Sydney 2018 - Celebrating 10 Years of Creativitiy & Innovation

The world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney returns in 2018 with a spectacular new precinct at Luna Park, the return of much-loved Customs House, and a fantastical blend of everyday objects and Australian-inspired motifs on the sails of the Sydney Opera House.Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall said, “Vivid Sydney has delighted and inspired people from around Australia and the world. With the Festival now in its 10th year, visitors and locals alike can once again expect to be mesmerised by the Vivid Sydney program, with larger installations and a gripping Music and Ideas offering, so I encourage visitors to start planning their trip early to get the most out of this year’s exciting line-up.“Over 23 nights from Friday 25 May to Saturday 16 June, Vivid Sydney will paint the Harbour City in the colour and spectacle of Vivid Light, take over Sydney stages with Vivid Music’s electric performances and collaborations, and provide a global forum for thought-provoking debate and creative discussion at Vivid Ideas.”Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW and in 2017, attracted a record-breaking 2.33 million attendees to Vivid Sydney, delivering an incredible $143 million of visitor expenditure into the NSW economy.VIVID LIGHTFor the first time, Vivid Sydney’s dazzling Light Walk extends to new precinct Luna Park Sydney,where the iconic amusement park comes alive with large-scale projection on the façade of Coney Island. The show celebrates the history, magic, creativity, engineering, fantasy and imagination that have come together to create millions of memories on this unique and special site.This year also marks the first time Luna Park’s iconic Ferris Wheel will be lit for the festival following an LED refit, which has included a massive boost in the number of lights adorning the wheel.Vivid Sydney’s bright lights will illuminate the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney again in 2018, where visitors will follow a pathway that weaves through an exciting nocturnal environment inspired by nature. Here, Parrot Party inspired by the New Zealand Kea Parrot and the Australian Rainbow Lorikeet, comes alive as people gather, breaking into song and radiating colourful light. Aqueouswill dazzle with its interactive landscape of meandering pathways of light, which will flow and glow in full illuminated interactivity, engaging visitors in collaborative play. The Bloom, a giant electric, metallic flower with petals adorned with mirrors that refract and reflect light, puts you in the centre of the flower capturing the perfect photo moment, and He’e nalu gives the joyous sensation of surfing a wave.In celebration of their 100 year anniversary, May Gibbs’ iconic and immortal characters,Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and their stalwart companions come to life on the façade of Customs House, as they journey through the Australian Bush and encounter the weird, the wonderful, and things quite unknown altogether. This whimsical piece will be narrated by renowned Australian film and television actress Noni Hazlehurst AM, Patron of the Australian Children’s Laureate, and beloved by Play School devotees far and wide.All eyes turn to the World-Heritage listed Sydney Opera House at the centre of the Vivid Light Walk for Lighting of the Sails, created in 2018 by award-winning Australian artist Jonathan Zawada. Visitors will be captivated by Metamathemagical, a bold and dynamic display of morphing digital sculptures inspired by recognisable Australian motifs across science, nature and culture.Sydney’s iconic buildings will once again be transformed, including the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) with Virtual Vibration, a highly-collaborative creative work produced in conjunction with MCA Collection artist Jonny Niesche and composer Mark Pritchard. Interactive lighting display Skylark will let visitors put their own colourful mark on the city, stretching from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the skyscrapers of Circular Quay to the reaches of Sydney Harbour.Network Ten and MasterChef Australia will bring a magical experience to the façade of the ASN Co. Building in The Rocks, in celebration of both Masterchef and Vivid Sydney’s 10th Birthday with Mystery Gâteau. Mini construction-worker chefs will guide you on a journey of fun and wonderment, with the famous MasterChef clock ticking down to the final extraordinary surprise.Popular precincts Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour, Chatswood, Barangaroo and Kings Cross will return in 2018.Festival favourites from last year are back along with a whole new mob of fierce, fantastic, quirky and endearing species for Taronga Zoo’s Lights for the Wild. Visitors will discover some new spectacular animal light sculptures, and learn how Taronga is working to help save 10 species from extinction over the next 10 years.An art-meets-technology water fountain, light and laser experience takes Darling Harbourvisitors into a dream-like dive under the ocean, while the iconic rooftop of the Australian National Maritime Museum will be projected with BBC Earth and Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II,exploring the fascinating world beneath the waves.A pop-up market inspired by the colourful neighbourhood street markets of Brazil, built from scaffold and recycled materials and lit by lasers will transform the Chatswood CBD. The Concourse will take visitors on an immersive, deep dive into space featuring NASA’s amazing imagery and 360-degree projection.Barangaroo glows under layers of light and sound that evoke the surrounding waterways, with the precinct coming to life through the magnificent art of puppetry with a breathtaking, giant luminescent creature venturing along the waterfront in a theatrical display of sound and light.Precinct contributor Coca-Cola returns to light up the streets of Sydney’s iconic Kings Cross and to support another KX program in 2018. The colourful strip along Darlinghurst Road will be transformed with a spectacular display of light and life. The famous Coca-Cola sign comes alive again in 2018 with an array of flair and a creative colour show. Other Vivid KX transformations include the historic Victorian Terrace; World Bar, which will unfurl a multi-story house party, and the renowned Kings Cross Hotel, which will host cutting-edge artists curated by legendary party-crews.VIVID MUSICVivid Music ups the ante in 2018 with an electric line-up, from noise to jazz, sonic experimentation to soul. Highlights inclu0pxde a one-night-only performance by Grammy award-winning rock-goddessSt. Vincent, and the return of Curve Ball headlined by Alison Wonderland – a large-scale live music and art event created by the team behind Field Day, Harbourlife and Listen Out – both atCarriageworks.The City Recital Hall returns to the program, tracking the extraordinary rise in jazz with theInnovators In Jazz series featuring the undisputed king, triple Grammy award-winner saxophonistBranford Marsalis.The world’s finest jazz vocalists including Kurt Elling and chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux, will line up alongside Orange is the New Black star Lea Delaria in her musical comedy, jazz interpretation show.Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House hosts a stellar line-up of Australian exclusives as part of Vivid Sydney, including several Opera House debuts. Highlights this year include American dream-pop icons Mazzy Star, the godfather of West Coast rap Ice Cube, acclaimed 90s indie rock singer/songwriter Cat Power, Grammy award-winning artist Solange, and the long-awaited collaboration between iconic Australian artists Daniel Johns and Luke Steele. Now in its 4th year as part of Vivid Sydney, Heaps Gay struts uptown to Sydney Town Hall for an unmissable experience, the inaugural Qween’s Ball. Other not-to-be missed events include Young Hearts Run Free and one of Australia’s most exciting breakthrough artists performing at the Enmore Theatre, Vera Blue.Also returning to Vivid Music in 2018 is X|Celerate, a partnership between Vivid Sydney and the City of Sydney to enliven music venues across town. Showcasing grassroots and emerging local music talent, highlights will include Purple Sneakers 12th birthday at The Lansdowne, a fusion of food, wine and music at Cake Wines Cellar Door, and HAPPY and VISIONS at The Lady Hampshire.VIVID IDEASAs architects of the future, it’s time to join the masterminds and creative catalysts at Vivid Ideas for inspiration. Vivid Ideas provides a forum to workshop, collaborate and cultivate fresh thinking to drive the creative agenda across tech, design, entertainment and culture. Vivid Ideas returns in 2018 with some of the world’s greatest minds as we explore the future-shaping scenarios that will define our lives.Vivid Ideas 2018 showcases those who are leading the way in technology, creativity and science. Game Changers and Creative Catalysts this year include film-maker, marine explorer and conservationist James Cameron. In a Vivid Sydney exclusive, James will explore his passion for science and technology, and how it has influenced his work as a film director and environmentalist. James will be joined in conversation by Adam Spencer, while in Sydney to open the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum.Australian global success story Dare Jennings – founder of Mambo Clothing, Phantom Records and Deus ex Machina – joins his good friend James Valentine to discuss creating cult brands that cut across age and lifestyles as well the joys of throwing out the rule book.Futurist and game developer, Jane McGonigal can prove games have the power transform our real world lives. She and Artificial Intelligence expert Kriti Sharma join Vivid Ideas to explore the latest in AI, VR and gaming to ask what kind of society we can create with technology. Visual strategist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-founder of the Museum of Awe, Dan Goods joins the Vivid Ideas Creative Catalysts line-up to explore how creativity and science interplay and why NASA has a virtual strategist. The New Horizons series explores the mega-trends and micro-developments in technology and innovation, and shines a light on experts tackling the biggest issues with creativity in a bid to make our future brighter. Topics include Future Fashion, Algae is the New Black, Blockchain Decodedand Evolving Democracy. Over three successive Wednesdays, Vivid Sydney will take over the Art Gallery of NSW to create an intimate portrait of our better selves. Our special guests dare to ask if we can improve dying, how we can find common ground when and where there’s conflict, and why we should nudge perceptions around female sexuality. These events will be accompanied by curated music from Goldheist, Air Land Sea and Haiku Hands.The Vivid Ideas Exchange at the Museum of Contemporary Art returns, boasting a diverse line-up of talks presented by creative experts covering topics including the future of work, the ethics of humanising technology and how to become agents for change.  

100PLUS Awarded With Healthier Choice Logo By The Ministry Of Health Malaysia & Launches An All-NEW Flavour -100PLUS Blackcurrant

Since the launch in 1983 as the first isotonic beverage in Malaysia, 100PLUS has always been ahead of its time with its Sports & Active Lifestyle positioning. Understanding the shift in consumer preference towards healthier beverage, 100PLUS takes the leap to meet the demand. Today, F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd is proud to announce the whole range of 100PLUS will now carry the Healthier Choice Logo. The reformulated 100PLUS ORIGINAL and 100PLUS ACTIVE was released with the Healthier Choice Logo last year after the launch by the Ministry of Health in April 2017. 100PLUS followed suit with the initiative to reformulate the whole range including 100PLUS BERRY, 100PLUS ORANGE, and 100PLUS LEMON LIME, which had rolled out into the market with the Healthier Choice Logo printed on its new packaging starting March 2018. Graham Lim, Vice President, Brand Marketing of F&N said, "From here forward, each beverage in our portfolio will trail along as we are committed to offer our consumers the best. 100PLUS will also make headway as a healthier beverage among consumers who are not only active in sports, but live an active lifestyle too. Now everyone can enjoy 100PLUS as a healthier choice of beverage with a lower amount of sugar content.""Reformulation is a complex process, and we want to ensure that we were still able to retain the right balance of taste and flavours that are already favoured by our consumers as well as providing the optimal benefits of rehydration. We have successfully revamp the formula for the entire range of 100PLUS variants, which will now contains 6 grams or lesser amount of sugar for every 100ml, and essentially meeting the criteria for Healthier Choice Logo regulation. This is in line with the brand's aspiration to encourage individuals to unleash their potential and live an active lifestyle," added Graham Lim. The Healthier Choice Logo is intended to provide point-of-sale information to the consumer in making nformed food choices. The objective is to create an environment which supports healthy eating and to promote active living for all.  Leong Wai Yin, 100PLUS Senior Marketing Manager added, "In conjunction with this healthier movement, we also wanted to elevate the excitement further by launching an all new flavour that ranks amongst the most popular flavours Malaysians love; 100PLUS Blackcurrant - a refreshing carbonated dark purple drink that will not only provides an optimum hydration, but satisfy your taste buds."100PLUS Ambassador Mira Filzah, who was present in the launch said, "Being in the entertainment industry, work schedule can get hectic very quickly. Hence, I choose 100PLUS as my go-to beverage to hydrate my body throughout the day. Not only does it provides a refreshing taste, it also helps to replenish body fluid lost."Joining Mira to celebrate and host the launch was celebrity host CK Faizal. The event was also graced by Lai Ming Kong, Senior Vice President, Domestic Commercial Operations F&N and Datin Wira Dr. Hajah Siti Hawa Mohd, Director of Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad.  Stay hydrated with Malaysia’s No. 1 Isotonic Drink, a smarter choice for your active lifestyle!

E-NEWS | JAPANESE ACTOR KAZUKI KITAMURA AND MALAYSIAN ACTOR BRONT PALARAE TO STAR IN HBO ASIA'S NEW HORROR ANTHOLOGY ORIGINAL SERIES 'FOLKLORE'

HBO Asia announced that Japanese actor, Kazuki Kitamura (Godzilla: Final Wars, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2) as well as Malaysian actor, Bront Palarae (HBO Asia's Halfworlds Season 1 & 2, Satan's Slave) will be starring in HBO Asia's new horror anthology Original drama series, FOLKLORE. Principal photography has also begun for the six-part hour-long series in various locations in Asia. The series is scheduled to premiere later this year on HBO Asia's on-air, online and on-demand platforms. Developed by HBO Asia and created by award-winning Singaporea film-maker, Eric Khoo, all six episodes of FOLKLORE will take place across multiple Asian countries including Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand and each episode will be based on each country's deeply rooted superstitions and myths.Helmed by different directors from various countries in Asia, each episode will seek to modernise or update Asian horror, exploring societal dysfunctions in a manner that is specific to the country but possessing themes that will resonate across the continent. The six directors involved for FOLKLORE are Joko Anwar (Indonesia), Takumi Saitoh (Japan), Lee Sang-Woo (Korea), Ho Yuhang (Malaysia), Eric Khoo (Singapore) and Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Thailand). FOLKLORE will be filmed in the local language of the country that the episode is based in, with English and local language subtitles (where available).Starring in the lead role for the episode based in Japan and directed by Takumi Saitoh (Blank 13, Ramen Teh) will be Japanese actor, Kazuki Kitamura. Kitamura has acted in a number of Hollywood and Japanese films. Internationally, he's best known for his roles in "Godzilla: Final Wars", "Kill Bill: Vol 1 & 2". In Japan, he has won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Yokohama Film Festival for his works in three films - "Kyohansha", "Minazuki" and "Kanzen-naru Shiiku".The episode based in Malaysia will be directed by Ho Yuhang ("Rain Dogs", "Mrs. K") with Malaysian actor Bront Palarae starring as the lead role. Palarae is a familiar name in the Asian television circuit having starred in a variety of drama and comedy series in Malaysian and Southeast Asia. His film credits include a Malaysian comedy series "Sejoli", both seasons of HBO Asia's Original fantasy drama series "Halfworlds" and most recently, "Satan's Slave", the biggest Indonesia horror hit movie of 2017. He has also been awarded the Best Actor award at the 23rd Malaysia Film Festival Awards, Astro Warna Award 2014 as well as ASEAN International Film Festival Awards 2015. Production for FOLKLORE kicked off with Joko Anwar's ("Halfworlds", "Satan's Slave") episode based and shot in Jakarta, followed by Eric Khoo's ("Ramen Teh", "12 Storeys") episode based in Singapore and shot in Batam as well as Ho Yuhang's episode shot in Malaysia. The remaining three episodes are currently in production. They include Takumi Saitoh's episode in Japan, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's ("Samui Song", Last Life in the Universe") episode in Thailand and Lee Sang-Woo's ("Fire in Hell", "Dirty Romance") episode in South Korea.

AHM x Levi's Live Summer Tour

MUSIC AND FASHION; THE INSEPARABLE BONDMusic and fashion have long been intertwined. In fact, they are inseparable. In the 70s, it was the bell bottoms and loose bohemian-style tops and bandanas which were a reflection of 70s Rock and Roll while skin tight denim jeans, jackets, leather and spandex took over in the 80s with Glam Rock. The 90s was the era of colourful patchy windbreakers and if you did not own a pair of Levi’s® 501 Jean, you were not as cool as the kid that did. The 90s was also the era of the explosion of boybands.Then, came the 2000s where more than ever, fashion and music are defined by each other. The age of social media has changed the landscape of music altogether. Everything is at the tip of your fingers and you want what you want. While that is prevalent, we have also seen the wave of music and fashion repeat itself. The sounds of 80s pop is making a comeback successfully coining the term, ‘new old skool’. This basically means taking something from the past and making it better. This is also true for artistes here in Malaysia.Road tours have always been the staple when it comes to promotions of music. If a band had a new album out, the immediate response is to pack up and get on the road, drive city to city, night after night performing and selling their CDs as well as merchandise. Do it for 2 months or 3 months and then the process repeats with every new release.Come 30th March 2018, Pop Punk darlings, An Honest Mistake with the release of a brand new release, The Corporate EP, heads out on a 6-stop college tour together with Hip Hop DJ/Producer, DJ Biggie, rising Hip Hop star, Kiddsanthe, Producer/DJ, Cuurley, award winning singer-songwriter, Aisyah Aziz as well as social media heart-throb/DJ, damnyoudan. The 6-stop tour will take place in some of the major colleges in Klang Valley namely KDU Glenmarie, UCSI, Sunway University, Nottingham University in Semenyih, Taylor’s University and SEGi University in Kota Damansara.Remember the term ‘new old skool’? The tour will be incomplete without the fashion element. Levi’s® Malaysia has partnered with the team to add some spice to the music tour. In line with their summer youth campaign, ‘LIVE SUMMER‘ embrace the theme of common bond – where all kinds of individuals get together to celebrate music and diversity. This season, Levi’s® introduced bold pastels as well as bringing back the innovative sold-out COOL denim jeans. Levi’s® has made 2018 a year of connecting with their roots of music and fashion. An airstream will be seen as the main feature of the setup while denim customization stations (iron-on patches and denim stencil) will be made available. Free gifts via a customized Levi’s® vending machine to be given away as well.The best part about this tour is that there will be specially tailored mentorship sessions for the students led by An Honest Mistake as well as the other ambassadors. The students would have the opportunity to hear from the artistes themselves anything pertaining to music. Such questions are to be expected and discussed, e.g. ‘How do I get into a band? Where do I start as a music producer? How do I balance studies and music?’. Apart from education, there will be a Battle of The Bands aka Summer Jamming, to encourage bands and singers at a college level to discover and hone their craft in music. The involvement of music clubs from the universities is also to give music clubs real-life experience to work with professional artistes and brand. The winner of each university will then advance to the final showdown at The Bee, Publika on 12th of May 2018. The winner will win Levi’s® apparels worth RM2,000 and a one-song recording deal with Pulse Soundworks fronted by An Honest Mistake.  Bringing together the element of music and fashion is definitely ‘new old skool’. Having all these artistes together is a wholesome representation of the music scene here in Malaysia; rock, hip hop, dance and singer-songwriter. A road tour of this scale has not been done in Malaysia for a long time. With the element of education and a ‘tour’ in place, this will pave the way for future musicians to do the same while participating institutions will contribute to the growth of the music industry here in Malaysia.Tour schedule:30th March 2018 – KDU Glenmarie3rd April 2018 – UCSI, Cheras5th Apri 2018 – Sunway University10th April 2018 – Nottingham University, Semenyih13th April 2018 – Taylor’s University19th April 2018 – SEGi University, Kota Damansara

Starbucks Welcomes New Bottled Tea-Based Frappuccino® Additions in Malaysia : aforadio.com

Starbucks Malaysia introduced two new tea-based bottled Frappuccino - Bottled Matcha Tea Frappuccino® and Bottled Black Tea Frappuccino® in the ready-to-go category. The Starbucks Frappuccino® tea series will be available at the bottled section of most premium supermarkets, petrol marts and major convenience stores across Malaysia.Mr. Jordan Lung, Senior Business Manager (CPG), Berjaya Food Trading Sdn. Bhd."Yum cha" (drinking tea) is one of the unique cultures embedded in Malaysians as part of its multicultural community. Tea beverages such as Chinese tea, 'Teh' and 'Teh Tarik' have always been Malaysians go-to drink to catch up with friends and family. Building on their deep respect for the local tea-drinking culture, and following its popular launch amongst consumers in China, Starbucks Malaysia is bringing in the Bottled Tea-Based Frappuccino® to further elevate the Starbucks experience to consumers beyond the stores.Starbucks® Bottled Matcha Tea Frappuccino® (L) and Starbucks® Bottled Black Tea Frappuccino® (R)(From L-R) Mr. Sydney Quays (CEO of Berjaya Food Berhad), YBhg Dato' Tunku Shazuddin (Chairman of Berjaya Food Berhad), Mr. Kelvin Lee (Senior Merchandising Manager of 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Mr. Jordan Lung (Senior Business Manager CPG of Berjaya Food Trading Sdn Bhd)Launched for the first time in Malaysia, the Starbucks® Bottled Matcha Tea Frappuccino® is crafted with high-quality Matcha powder from Jeju Island, South Korea. The Matcha powder undergoes a fine steaming and grinding process, together with high-quality milk from New Zealand which provides a refreshing and delightful taste. Starbucks® Bottled Black Tea Frappuccino® features a blend of Ceylon black tea from Sri Lanka, Dianhong tea from Yunna Province in China and Assam tea from India. With the perfect combination of tea and milk, Starbucks® Bottled Black Tea Frappuccino® gives an authentic tea aroma as well as rich flavour which comes with a full-bodied flavour that lingers long after the first sip.For more info, visit Starbucks Malaysia FB page HERE