CELEBRATE ‘25 WONDER YEARS’ WITH SUNWAY LAGOON!

Sunway Lagoon, Asia’s premier theme park is turning 25 years old!In conjunction with Sunway Lagoon’s “25 Wonder Years” celebration as well as to usher the upcoming year-end holidays, the Theme Park is offering tons of attractive promotions with GREAT savings for local and international visitors.From now through 31st December 2017, visitors are invited to celebrate together with Sunway Lagoon, with RM25 off the two-day Fun Pass. Other attractive promotions include:From now – 24 November: Buy 1 adult ticket and get the 2nd ticket at only RM25From 25 November – 31 December: Buy the FAMFun or 4 To Go packages and enjoy a F&B voucher worth RM25From 27 November – 31 December: For 5 consecutive weeks, guests can collect 5 different Limited Edition 25 Wonder Years button badges from Monday to Friday upon purchasing 1 Sunway Lagoon Adult ticket (valid for walk-in only). Guests can redeem ONE (1) Adult ticket in January 2018 when they present any THREE (3) badges at the ticketing counter.As they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, and Malaysians are invited to share their best memories of Sunway Lagoon through photos and stand a chance to win exciting prizes! Visitors can submit their Instagram stories using the hashtag #SL25Years and #ExperienceIt.You can also download Sunway Lagoon’s original song and music video, titled “Experience It” sung by local artists Caprice, Mimi Fly and Kaka Azraff, via Spotify, KK Box, Joox, Yonder, Deezer.Sunway Lagoon’s transformation into a wonderland has helped to create millions of fond memories for the past 25 years, and it continues to be an avenue where friends and families can come together to experience their best moments for years to come.Visit Sunway Lagoon from 10:00am to 6:00pm daily to experience the best day ever. Tickets are priced at RM 170 for adults above the age of 13 and RM 150 for those aged 12 and below.For more information, please contact Sunway Lagoon at 603 5639 0000, visit www.sunwaylagoon.com or connect to www.facebook.com/SunwayLagoonMalaysia.

MAYFLOWER BLOOMS AMIDST DIGITAL BOOM

In tandem with the global trend towards embracing the digital lifestyle, Malaysia’s leading total travel specialist, Mayflower Group, a unit of Warisan TC Holdings Berhad, officially launched its online platform called Mayflower.com.my today. Mayflower.com.my is set to be Southeast Asia’s most powerful and comprehensive travel portal by leveraging on Mayflower Holiday’s extensive global tourist-industry network, which has been built over five decades.  Developed to be user-friendly yet feature-packed with great deals and offers, this home-grown online portal allows users to book air tickets, accommodations, and transportation as well as bundle packages online.Mayflower.com.my is also unique in the way that it offers professional travel agents and tour operators the capability of securing the best deals while making travel arrangements for their clients.The launch of Mayflower.com.my was officiated by the representative of YB Datuk Wira Mas Ermieyati Binti Samsudin, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia. Also present at the launch event was Mr. Tan Keng Meng, Chief Executive Officer of Warisan TC Holdings Berhad and Mr. Chin Ten Hoy, Chief Executive Officer of Mayflower Group.At the launch event, Mr. Chin said, “Since ‘Go Live’ in June 2017, Mayflower.com.my has enjoyed a rapidly increasing following. We started by offering only flight tickets and accommodations. We then expanded our services to include ground packages, entrance tickets, and tour activities."“Currently, Mayflower.com.my features access to over eighty airlines, connecting to over 5,000 destinations worldwide; 380,000 hotels; as well as more than 2,000 holiday packages across the globe.”“Moving forward, Mayflower.com.my will expand its offerings further by including airport transfer, cruises and rail passes. We will also continue to offer more special interest packages such as golf and dive vacations.”“In addition, we will also be rolling out Mayflower mobile application to enhance our customers' overall experience. This app will allow customers to manage their travel bookings ‘under one roof’, eliminating the hassle of engaging with multiple platforms, online or offline” he explained.“All in all, the global tourism industry continues to be disrupted by new innovations utilising the Internet and mobile telecommunications technologies. Mayflower Holidays’ strategic pivot towards the digital platform is both timely and practical, given our long established presence in this industry as well as our extensive network of tour operators, agents and business partners across the globe.” Chin concluded.In conjunction with the launch of Mayflower.com.my, Mayflower Group has also prepared a myriad of exciting activities and promotions at the Mayflower Travel Carnival. The carnival is held at the Ground Floor, South Court of Mid Valley Megamall from now until 12 November 2017. Consumers will be spoilt for choice as the carnival offers exclusive deals of up to 20% off on all airlines fare, 80% off on hotels, 50% off during golden hour sales, and one-hour special RM11 offers.Mayflower Travel Carnival is supported by TC Euro Cars Sdn. Bhd. (Official Partner), CHUBB (Official Travel Insurance Partner), GoAsiaPlus (Official Travel Magazine), TravelFlan (Official Online Travel Concierge Partner), Aforadio.com (Official Online Radio), Tripadvisor (Official Content Partner), and the Seoul Metropolitan Government (the exclusive joint marketing partner of Mayflower Holidays in Malaysia).   As added incentive, the travel specialist is rewarding its customers with an amazing five-month contest called ‘Buy, Travel & Win’ (#BTW). All one needs to do is make travel plans via Mayflower.com.my from now until 31 March 2018 to be in the running to take home jaw-dropping prizes worth a total of RM288,888. These prizes include a Renault Captur as Grand Prize, courtesy of TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd as well as flight tickets and staycation at five-star hotels to be drawn monthly.   Both the Mayflower Travel Carnival and the official launch of mayflower.com.my are supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.For more information, please visit www.Mayflower.com.my

Mayflower Travel Carnival 2017 : aforadio.com

Mayflower Travel Carnival is back with loads of attractive daily giveaways, massive discounts with travel deals up to 80% off! Date: 8 - 12 Nov 2017Time: 10am - 10pmVenue: South Court, Grd Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, KLFor more info, visit www.mayflower.com.my 

India's Funniest Comedians for Maharajas of Comedy : aforadio.com

Comedy lovers are in for a treat as Maharajas of Comedy will showcase a never before seen ensemble of India's finest comics. Kanan Gill, Varun Thakur, Sahil Shah, and Anuvab Pal will be entertaining fans with their 'masala' laced comedy at the exquisite KLCC Plenary Hall on the 20th Jan 2018.Malaysia's funniest doctor and the host for the evening, Dr. Jason Leong will ensure that there are no breaks between the laughter. From food, lifestyle, relationships, family, history, to popular culture, no topic is out-of-bounds for this satirical quartet."Comedy is best when its new and fresh, Kanan, Varun, Sahil, and Anuvab, are among the best comics India to offer, and will be a treat for Malaysian audiences thanks to their unique take on universal issues. Their one-of-a-kind style and content, transcends age, gender, and race, perfect for Malaysia's multi-cultural social landscape." - Vinodh Menon, CEO of Phoenix PRKanan Gill, arguably the 'sexiest comedian' in India, is among the biggest names in the business. He has over 1,000 sold-out shows to his name, starred in Bollywood film, and released a one-hour comedy special, "Keep It Real" on Amazon Prime. Varun Thakur, is an actor and has starred in four Bollywood movies, including Box-Office hit, 'JabTak Hai Jaan'.Sahil Shah has been dubbed as India's next comedic superstar as he has taken his brand of jokes around the world.Anuvab Pal, 'Mumbai's Top 20 to Watch' and hailed as "India's Most Intelligent Comedian" by The New York Times, so his hilarious take on nuances of Indian culture and history is not to be missed.For more information, visit www.ticketpro.com.my or stay tuned to fb.com/PhoenixPRMY 

14th Penang Island Jazz Festival

14th Penang Island Jazz Festival - 30th November to 3rd December 2017 This year’s 14th edition of Malaysia’s longest running annual jazz festival, The Penang Island Jazz Festival, will be held from the 30th November to 3rd December 2017. A number of musical activities will be held in various venues on the island such as an opening performance at 23 Love Lane and an exhibition at The Black Box - Penang House of Music in Georgetown, Fringe Stages in the lobbies of Hard Rock Hotel, Penang and Bayview Beach Resort, the early morning “Sunrise@Tropical Spice Garden in Teluk Bahang and the “Jazz By The Beach” stage in the gardens of Bayview Beach Resort.Besides musical performances, there will also be workshops conducted by participating artists, the Island music forum on topics revolving around other aspects of the music industry, gallery exhibitions and the after- hours jazz jam.This year’s main stage programme showcases a diverse and eclectic line-up of performers on the “Jazz By The Beach stage” on 2nd & 3rd December 2017. Among them are: Italian fingerstyle guitarist “Peppino D’Agostino”Jazz, blues and swing band - “Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys”Jazz saxophonist cum opera singer “Haakon Kornstad”Polish-Indonesian collaboration “Grzegorz Karnas Formula”Creative jazz drummer “Eva Klesse and her Quartet”Ethno-fusion bands “SE:UM”“Modern Pansori” from KoreaModern jazz Luxembourg-USA collaboration trio “Reis Delmuth Wiltgen”Acoustic folk jazz quartet “Holler My Dear” And Penang’s own jazz quintet “Tonal Alchemy”The Penang Island Jazz Festival 2017 is part of 10 Days 3 Festivals and supported by Penang Global Tourism Sdn. Bhd., Goethe Institut,  Austrian Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Embassy of The Republic of Poland, IAM Culture, Jazz Polsku, Sori festival, Jeonbuk Culture Contents Industry Agency, Redcon Music Factory, Music LX, The Culture Factory SE:UM, Incheon Cultural Foundation, Arts Council Korea, Bupyeong Cultural Foundation, Aesop, KK Jazz Festival, LBS Music World, Roland Asia Pacific, The Guitar Store, Official Ride Partner – UBER, Venue Partners,  Bayview Beach Resort, Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Tropical Spice Garden, The Black Box Penang House of Music, 23. Love lane, Media Partners aforadio.com, Malaysian Insights, Homegrown Productions and Rentak Sejuta.  Tickets to the “Jazz by the Beach” performances are priced at RM85.00 per night and is available via www.ticketpro.com.my and its authorized outlets.Also, why not UBER it to all the venues for the Penang Island Jazz Festival? With the PROMO Code UBER10D3F, you'll get 10 RM5 off your ride! So go for the Opening Concert at 23 Lovelane On Thursday 30th November, then to the Creative Malaysia Fringe Stages at Hard Rock Hotel and Bayview Beach Hotel from the 1st until the 3rd of December and finally to the highlight of the festival, the "Jazz by the Beach" Mainstage at Bayview Beach Resort on 2nd & 3rd of December. So don't think twice and just UBER-it! For more information on the Festival activities, visit www.penangjazz.com or check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/PenangIslandJazzFestival/,  on Twitter @penangjazzfest, on instagram @PenangIslandJazzFestival and on youtube lookout for PenangIslandJazzFestival.The Penang Island Jazz Festival is organized and managed by The Capricorn Connection

Events | November 2017 : aforadio.com

Tour the World with SnoopyCelebrate the holidays with the world’s favourite neighbourhood beagle at Resorts World Genting!Be the first in the world to catch Snoopy in 52 custom-made costumes of different countries and culture. Catch the Peanuts gang parade and join activities for the whole family! Date: 1 Nov 2017 - 1 Jan 2018Venue: Resorts World GentingFor more info, visit Tour the World with Snoopy - MYPizza Hut Live Challenge - Cheesy Bites SeriesDiscover the many ways of Malaysians eating Cheesy Bites pizza! Watch Pizza Hut Live Challenge this Thursday, 8:30pm! RSVP for a chance to win prize!#morecheesemorefunDate: 9 Nov 2017Time: 8.30pmVenue: Pizza Hut, 46200 Petaling JayaFor more info, visit fb.com/pizzahutmalaysia/2017 Malaysia AutoshowDate: 9 - 12 Nov 2017Time: 10am - 9pmVenue: MAEPS, SerdangFor more info, visit www.autoshow.com.my/SoundValley Festival 2017The first music festival to be held in conjunction with Malaysia’s Largest Annual Autoshow, MALAYSIA AUTOSHOW 2017. It's a TWO day festival featuring Local & International Legendary Bands.Date: 11 - 12 Nov 2017Time: 2pm - 11pmVenue: MAEPS, SerdangFor more info, visit www.soundvalleyfestival.comRichie Jen Live in GentingRichie Jen Hsien-chi is a popular Taiwanese singer and actor. Upon releasing his album with the hit single, Heart Too Soft, Richie Jen gained widespread popularity throughout Asia, capturing the hearts of many with his melodic voice. Date: 11 Nov 2017Time: 8.30pmVenue: Arena of Stars, Genting HighlandsFor more info, visit Richie Jen - GentingAdventures of the Monkey King: The Golden Hooped RodA thrilling combination of live acrobatics and 3D visual effects, The Golden Hooped Rod is a theatrical performance inspired by a main character from the popular folktale “Journey to the West”.The story tells of the antagonist Chi Yu, a sea demon with a penchant for evil. To fulfil his selfish ambitions, Chi Yu must destroy the Golden Rod, a magical staff of immense capability. Meanwhile, Sun Wukong, a monkey born of supernatural powers, successfully earns possession of the Golden Rod from the mystical underwater kingdom.The Golden Hooped Rod is performed by the award winning Nanjing Acrobatics Troupe. Date: 11 Nov 2017 - 1 Jan 2018Time: 9pm/4pm/5pm/8pm*Venue: Genting International ShowroomFor more info, visit Monkey King Show - GentingTINARIWEN Live in KLPUSAKA and Selangor Youth Community (SAY) is proud to present the first-ever Malaysian concert by TINARIWEN, the Grammy Award-winning Tuareg world music band who have captivated music lovers everywhere with their spellbinding sound of 'Sahara Blues'. TINARIWEN's concert in KL is their only appearance in Southeast Asia during their 2017 Asia Tour.Date: 13 Nov 2017Time: 8pmVenue: KL Life CentreFor more info, visit PusakaEd Sheeran Live in KLAEG Presents and PR Worldwide are proud to announce that Ed Sheeran will return to Kuala Lumpur and bring his highly- anticipated tour of 2017 with Lauv as the Supporting Act. Sponsored by U Mobile, Cornetto and SP Setia and supported by Malaysia Major Events, the most awaited concert will take place at the Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil on November 14th 2017 (Axiata Arena was previously known as Putra Indoor Arena). Date: 14 Nov 2017Time: 8.30pmVenue: Axiata Arena, Bukit JalilFor more info, visit fb.com/PRWorldwide/The Bootleg Beatles - Live in MalaysiaSince their inception in 1980, the band have performed thousands of gigs across the globe, earning themselves an amazing reputation along the way. The late George Martin himself described the Bootleg Beatles experience as “A terrific show”, whilst the Mail On Sunday (UK) hailed their “Mind-boggling accuracy”.Date: 16 Nov 2017Time: 7pmVenue: The Bee, PublikaFor more info, visit fb.com/TheBeeMY/Lala Hsu "You Made My Day" World Tour Concert 2017Lala Hsu 徐佳瑩 is a Taiwanese singer-songwriter. She was crowned the champion for Taiwanese singing competition program One Million Star-Season 3 by her original song called, “Riding on a White Horse身騎白馬” in 2008. For her excellent composing and writing competence, she was called as one of the Most Promising Female Singers in the Chinese World, with many albums has been released, most of which are composed and written by herself. Date: 18 Nov 2017Time: 8.30pmVenue: Arena of Stars, Genting HighlandsFor more info, visit Lala Hsu - GentingUpfront Arena Presents JUNGLEThree years ago, Londoners Jungle bounced onto the scene from out of nowhere, putting out an instantly addictive danceable album of white soul that refused to be pigeonholed. Raised on a diet of dance and inspired by their French predecessors Daft Punk, these Brits create a synergy of pop with a dash of funk-inspired groove.On stage, they push all the right buttons: expect an atmosphere dripping with heady beats and a non-stop mix of sexy and infectious sounds.Date: 18 Nov 2017Time: 7pmVenue: KL LiveFor more info, visit fb.com/upfrontMY/Remix 100% Angela Zhang World Tour - Malaysia 2017The Mandopop star is shaking things up with a new tour called REMIX 100% Angela Zhang World Tour 2017 - Malaysia brought to you by IMC Live Group.This tour marks the singer’s first solo concert in Malaysia.Date: 18 Nov 2017Time: 8pmVenue: Stadium NegaraFor more info, visit fb.com/imclivegroupTotorro Live in KLTOTORRO is one unique band. Hard to classify. Instrumental music that tells you stories, that makes you feel special, special sensations, special emotions.Date: 22 Nov 2017Time: 8pmVenue: Playspace LIVE, Damansara PerdanaFor more info, visit fb.com/soundscaperecords.my/The Takeover: Jarreau Vandal presented by AgainstlabThis time SaturdaySelects has joined forces with local streetwear label Againstlab to host the very talented Jarreau Vandal on the line up as part of their weekly party series “The Takeover” at SIX Bangsar. Against Lab is a contemporary fashion label and multidisciplinary creative entity. We dedicate ourselves to create beyond the constraints of fashion to embody an approach to lifestyle we believe in.Date: 23 Nov 2017Time: 10.30pmVenue: SIX, BangsarFor more info, visit www.againstlab.com/Vir Das - The Boarding Das World TourOn the heels of sold out performances across the world, accomplished Indian actor, stand-up comedian, musician and writer, Vir Das, will be coming to Kuala Lumpur as part of his global stand-up tour - Boarding Das World Tour.Das' performance is a marriage between theater and comedy, captivating audiences with his fast-paced high-energy delivery and clever wit. He transforms the western image of the typical Kwik-E- Mart humor into a show that is raw, edgy, intelligent and relevant. His comedy perspective is accessible and relatable to a mainstream audience and he is poised to take on the world with his unique point-of- view.Date: 23 Nov 2017Time: 8.30pmVenue: Galaxy Hall, HGH Convention Centre, KLFor more info, visit fb.com/LOLEventsMY/Gabriele Poso [Live] (Yoruba Records, IT) // Godwin PA true multi-instrumentalist, Italian born Gabriele found a particular affinity for percussion at a young age, studying in Puerto Rico and Cuba.Early in his childhood, he established a deep connection with music, and felt that he was truly born when he discovered his family’s vinyl collection comprised of the best jazz, soul and Afro-Latin music.Date: 24 Nov 2017Time: 11pmVenue: REN, Mandarin Oriental KLFor more info, visit fb.com/clubkyokl/Etsy Made Local MalaysiaEtsy Made Local is a nationwide, Etsy-supported, Christmas market on 25 November 2017. It celebrates the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across the country. From coast to coast, cities around South-East Asia and Australia will be participating in this event run by local Etsy Teams and participating sellers. Team Etsy Malaysia is honoured and proud to host Etsy Made Local Malaysia 2017.Date: 25 Nov 2017Time: 11am - 7pmVenue: PAM Centre, BangsarFor more info, visit Etsy Team MalaysiaTVB Star Awards Malaysia 2017Organized by TVB Entertainment News, the annual TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2017 will be held on 25th November at the Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting. The awards ceremony will be broadcasted live in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Malaysian viewers can cast their votes for thirteen award categories.Date: 25 Nov 2017Time: 8.30pmVenue: Arena of Stars, Genting HighlandsFor more info, visit TVB Stars Awards 2017 - GentingHamleys AnniversaryDate: 25 - 26 Nov 2017Time: 10am - 10pmVenue: 1 Utama Shopping CentreFor more info, visit fb.com/hamleysmalaysia/Noah "formerly known as PETERPAN" Live in KL Even with their name change in 2012, their fanbase has continued to grow at a stellar rate. You’ll find 'Sahabat NOAH' all over Asia!Building on Peterpan’s fanbase, they’ve performed as many as 150 concerts in a year. This year, they’re planning to spread their love to their hardcore and loving fans from across the sea, to Malaysia!Date: 25 Nov 2017Time: 8pmVenue: Stadium NegaraFor more info, visit Noah Live in KLTitanland Festival 2017Titanland Festival 2017 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's Largest InflatableFestival. This year Titanland Festival will be setting up the facade of a 1 acre land with new thematic features of the route run with a 38m x 28m man-made pool at the race course. Besides having the inflatables run as the main event, Titanland Festival will be launching its Titan Kingdom on a full scale thematic theme park for visitors to participate in this momentous event, full of excitement!The fantasy city Titanland aims to bring the inflatables run to the next level!Date: 25 - 26 Nov 2017Time: 10am - 11pmVenue: Stadium Shah AlamFor more info, visit www.titanlandfestival.comLate Night Comedy with Atul KhatriAtul Khatri, better known as Horny Sindhi is one of India's most successful standup comedians and YouTube personalities. From Bollywood and pop culture to all things political, Khatri provides a bitingly funny view of every aspect of life. If you’re looking for something funny, you can’t go wrong with Khatri’s sense of humour that is bound to make people laugh. Date: 25 Nov 2017Time: 10.30pmVenue: Genting International ShowroomFor more info, visit Atul Khatri Comedy - GentingAlex in WonderlandPhoenix PR and Evam Entertainment proudly presents, South India's comedic sensation, Alexander The Comedian in his first solo stand-up special, Alex In Wonderland! This 75-minute show will include his typical rib-tickling, knee-slapping comedy and plenty of music and Tamil.Date: 26 Nov 2017Time: 8pmVenue: Plenary Theatre, KLCCFor more info, visit fb.com/PhoenixPRMY/Penang Island Jazz Festival 2017A number of musical activities will be held in various venues on the island such as an opening performance at 23 Love Lane and an exhibition at The Black Box - Penang House of Music in Georgetown, Fringe Stages in the lobbies of Hard Rock Hotel, Penang and Bayview Beach Resort, the early morning "Sunrise@Tropical Spice Garden in Teluk Bahang and the "Jazz By The Beach" stage in the gardens of Bayview Beach Resort.Besides musical performances, there will also be workshops conducted by participating artists, the Island music forum on topics revolving around other aspects of the music industry, gallery exhibitions and the after- hours jazz jam.Date: 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2017For more info, visit www.penangjazz.com

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

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

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

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

16th Latin American Film Festival kicks off in November

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

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

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

Lite-Shock Pushing Boundaries of Design & Innovation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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