Cathay Pacific & Cathay Dragon presents The Sounds of Travelling Well : aforadio.com

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon launched The Sounds of Travelling Well - a song and music video created by recording the sounds of travel. The Sounds of Travelling Well ContestThere will be a weekly contest running across 4 weeks for participants to win a pair of flight tickets to a destination within Asia. To participate, visit soundsoftravellingwell.cathaypacific.com and submit your most memorable sounds of travel or sound experience you wish to discover on your next trip. Don't forget to share your submission on your Facebook page to stand a chance to win!Weekly contest runs from 25 July - 21 August 2017.

Art of Speed Malaysia 2017, Malaysia’s very own homegrown Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture event.

Art of Speed, Malaysia’s very own homegrown Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture event is back with its annual treat for motor heads, showcasing the local kustom scene comprising of customised cars and bikes, art galleries, interactive activities, as well as a stunt show.Art of Speed 2017 (AOS 2017) was held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS), on 29 – 30 July 2017 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. The show recorded over 40,000 visitors for both days."Chopperdave" Freston from USA,Shige Suganuma from MOONEYES Japan, Coffee Talk.Cars and bikes enthusiasts had the chance to meet international guests including Cole Foster from Salinas Boys Custom Cars & Bikes USA, Jeff Holt from Hot Bike Magazine USA, David “Chopperdave” Freston from USA, Shige Suganuma & Wildman from MOONEYES Japan, Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters.com Japan, Kaichiroh Kurosu from Cherry’s Company Japan, Yuichi Yoshizawa from Custom Works Zon from Japan, Makonabe from Chopper Journal Magazine Japan, Tetsu from Hopping Shower Japan, Sugihara Ken from Fusty Works from Japan, Toshiyuki Osawa from 4th Dimension from Japan, Shigeo from 420 Kustom from Japan, Chicarockabilly Shima & Theresa Tay from Cherry Bomb Singapore, Irvine Jasta & Fahmi Freeflow from Indonesia,  The Nash from Burnout Magazine Japan, and the art collective pinstripe group from Japan; Makoto, Mr. G, Jetwrench and Cynar.The event also rewarded the best talents in the show via the AOS Invitational Bike Build Off 2017, powered by Petronas, which saw 10 builders from Malaysia and Singapore vying for RM10,000 cash prize (jury selection) & RM5,000.00 cash prize (public choice).The overall jury pick winner was an astonishing well customised Honda CX500 built by Muhammad Khalid Musa from Rusty Factory. The 30 years old Ipoh lad also walked away with the Public Choice award with the most cast votes beating out the other 9 builders.Invitational aside, visitors also witnessed a special collaboration between Boon Siew Honda, an iconic brand in Malaysia, and Art of Speed. The Boon Siew X Art of Speed section were among the main highlights of the event, featuring four lifestyle icons such as the Legend Racing Garage, BWB, District Shop Gallery and Ah Ho Motors to showcase their creations.The HOUSE OF VANS Skateboard & BMX Competition and art workshop was an exciting section to visit with plenty of activities for children, teenagers and the young at heart.Hot Wheels’ lead designer Jun Imai from USA also graced AOS 2017 with his presence.Popular Band HUJAN The Crowd at the HUJAN Concert.While visitors were busy feasting their eyes on the machines,  Oh Chentaku performed the opening act on Saturday, while popular band Hujan closed the event on Sunday with a bang! The presence of local celebrities such as Nora Danish and Alif Satar also added to the merriment of the event.Asep (Founder of AOS Malaysia) with Mohd Fadly Mohd Zerain on his Yamaha RX-Z twin Engine.Last but not least, there were daily lucky draws, where a CMC XY400 was given away on Saturday to Abdul Halim Mat, and a fully custom Yamaha RX-Z twin engine by FNG Works & Beautiful Machines was given on Sunday to a lucky chap from Perlis, Mohd Fadly Mohd Zerain.Keeping up with its traditions, the organisers once again brought in ‘souped up’ Japanese vehicles for an exhibition like no other. This year, visitors were treated with:HIDEYA TOGASHI from HIDE MOTORCYCLES feat. 1975 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FL MODEL (JAPAN)GEN LOVE ART feat. 1981 IRONHEAD SPORTSTER (JAPAN)DAISUKE SAKON from KUSTOMSTYLE feat. 1949 customised FORD “SHOEBOXAccording to, Asep Ahmad Iskandar, Founder of Art of Speed Malaysia, “This year’s edition is definitely our best installation yet, with the variety and complexity not only of the vehicles, but we have also expanded the activities throughout the weekend to suit all age groups.” Asep Ahmad Iskandar, (Centre with red cap, Founder of Art of Speed Malaysia) with his CREW.“This includes a Show and Shine competition in an air-conditioned 150,000 square feet hall with customs and classics in Hall A, while NEAT Fest occupying Hall C curated by NoEqual, an art gallery called Moto Circus with local and international artists, Kustom and Coffee Talk, as well as children and family friendly activities such as Star Wars costumed charity photo opportunities, a Soapbox Show & Go!, marketplace and a youth arena featuring an indoor skate park hosted by House of VANS.”SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS of Art of Speed 2017 included:Art of Speed Invitational Bike Build-Off 2017Cole Foster & friends SHAPING & FABRICATION WORKSHOPDrift TaxiMotorcycle test ridesRoda Rumble 2017 - Two Wheels Gathering & Outdoor FestivalFood Park featuring Food Trucks & Vintage MarketBesides the above, there was also a wide range of enjoyable activities such as:Indoor International Show & Shine community show & competitionCar & Motorcycle Mega Club GatheringInternational Art Gallery (MotoCircus)Pin-Up ladiesIndoor & Outdoor MarketplaceSoapBox & GO!Indoor SkateparkViewing Deck & GamesDie Cast CompetitionPin-Up ladiesCar & Motorcycle Mega Club GatheringArt of Speed 2017 also organized its third Mega Club Gathering and Roda Rumble gathering by the Retro Mania boys that injected new excitement to all classic, retro and olskool vehicle owners.The winner of Best of Show motorcycle and automobile categories won package trips to the MOONEYES Yokohama Hotrod and Custom Show this coming December as the Guest of Honour.List of AOS2017 winners:BEST OF MEGA CAR/BIKE CLUB GATHERINGKELFOLKSBEST OF MARKETPLACETRIUMPH MALAYSIABEST OF MOTORCYCLE DISPLAYMohd Faiz Rushdi from Rachun MCBEST OF CAR DISPLAYAbdul Wahab Bahari AOS Invitational Bike Build OffJury AwardRusty Factory – Muhammad Khalid Musa – HONDA CX500 (Malaysia)Public AwardRusty Factory – Muhammad Khalid Musa – HONDA CX500 (Malaysia) Best Of Show AutomobileNajib Kamaruddin – 1982 Merc 190E EVO2 DTM Replica (Malaysia)Best Of Show Motorcycle            Nodie Cycles – 1972 Shovelhead Harley-Davidson (Malaysia) International Invited Guest PickCole Foster – Salinas Boys Custom Cars & Bikes PickRWB Yamato Nadeshiko (America)Jeff Holt – Hot Bike Magazine PickDestreet Customs Harley (Singapore)David “Chopperdave” Freston PickBeautiful Machines – Dirty Fellow Ducati Scrambler (Malaysia)Kaichiroh Kurosu – Cherry’s Company PickBeautiful Machines – Kuro Suzuki GS550 (Malaysia)Yuichi Yoshizawa – Custom Works Zon PickBeautiful Machines – Mentadak Yamaha SR400 Supercharged (Malaysia)Makonabe – Chopper Journal Magazine PickOneway Machine – Destreet Customs Harley (Singapore)Hideya Togashi – Hide Motorcycles PickKenstomoto (Malaysia)Gen Love Art PickBeautiful Machines – Little Monster (Malaysia)Daisuke Sakon – Kustomstyle PickElden – VW Air Rde Beetle (Malaysia)The Nash - Kustom Kulture Produktion PickAllan Netto – Volvo (Malaysia)Cheetah CC PickAh Ho Motor – Honda MSX (Malaysia)Fusty Works PickSirajuddin – Lowrider (Malaysia)Andrew Jones - Pipeburn PickRusty Factory – Honda CX500 (Malaysia)Dino Dalle Carbonare – Speedhunters.com PickNajib Kamaruddin – Merc 190E EVO2 DTM Replica (Malaysia)Shige Suganuma – MOONEYES PickBeard Brothers Cycle Co. – Shovelhead (Singapore) AOS2017 Show & Shine winnersLowrider CategoryBest of 12”, 16” & 20” Wheel LowriderRohaizad Zakaria (Malaysia)Best of 24”, 26” & Open Wheels Lowrider & LimousineMohd Royzilee Mustaffa (Malaysia) OPTIONAL CATEGORY BEST PAINTRohaizad Zakaria (Malaysia)BEST FABRICATIONRohaizad Zakaria (Malaysia) Automobile CategoryBEST OF 60’sVijay (Malaysia)BEST OF 70’S (HIGHLIGHT)Rajinder RM Restorations (Malaysia)BEST OF 80’SMohd Hafiz Ibrahim (Malaysia)BEST OF JDM PRE-1992Mazlan Chong (Malaysia)BEST OF POST-1992 JDMAdam (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM RETRO PICK-UPBackwheels Bitches (Malaysia)BEST OF RADIKAL (CLASSIC & MODERN)Muhammad Izaaz Haziq Md Zaidi (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM VW AIR-COOLEDMax Ranjit Singh (Malaysia)BEST OF RACE/DRAG CARChoo Kok Sing (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM & RESTORED VW VANMuhammad Triumph (Malaysia)BEST OF RAT LOOKMujahid Che Hamid (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM CONTINENTALNajib Kamaruddin (Malaysia)BEST OF KCARAzaman Hamat (Malaysia)BEST OF STANCEBoey Wai Sun (Malaysia) OPTIONAL CATEGORYBEST PAINTFairul Irwan (Malaysia)BEST INTERIORRajinder RM Restorations (Malaysia)BEST ENGINE BAYAlex Liew (Malaysia)Motorcycle CategoryBEST OF OPEN CLASSD-Street Customs (Singapore)BEST OF CHOPPERBeard Brothers Cycle Co. (Singapore)BEST OF BOBBERNodie Azmil Abd Wahab – Nodie Cycle (Malaysia)BEST OF CAFÉ RACERBeautiful Machine (Malaysia)BEST OF MODIFIED HARLEY-DAVIDSON INC. SPORTSTER, SOFTAIL & PRO STREETIndracitra Ibrahim (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM BAGGERKicap – KKMG (Malaysia)BEST OF JAP STYLE & TRACKER (HIGHLIGHT)Muhd Izwan Jelani – D.I Motorsports (Malaysia)BEST OF RESTORED CLASSIC SCOOTERMuhd Razlan Isman (Malaysia)BEST OF STREETCUBAmirul Hakimi Ahmad (Malaysia)BEST OF RADICAL RUCKUSMuhd Amirul – Royal Auto Grooming (Malaysia)BEST OF RESTORED RETRO JAPANESESundares A/L Nadarajan (Malaysia)BEST OF RESTORED CLASSIC CONTINENTAL & AMERICANMeer Al-Rashid – Rachun MC (Malaysia)BEST OF CUSTOM STREET BIKEKenny Yeon Oon Siak – Kenstomoto (Malaysia) OPTIONAL CATEGORYBEST PAINTRizal VSMG (Malaysia)BEST ENGINEERINGBeautiful Machine (Malaysia)BEST FABRICATIONKenstomoto (Malaysia) For more information about this event, please visit www.artofspeedmy.com or www.facebook.com/ArtOfSpeedMY/

100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship - Circuit 3 at Ayer Keroh, Melaka : aforadio.com

That's a wrap for Circuit 3 of 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship! Team Eagle (A) is the champion for the stop at Ayer Keroh, Melaka which took place at Jebat Racquet Sports Centre.Goh Liu Ying, who is the ambassador and current national badminton player was there during the prize presentation ceremony.The champion team brought home a cash prize of RM3000, VICTOR merchandises and 400 points in the race to qualify for the Grand Finals on 12th & 13th August 2017 at Quill City Mall Kuala Lumpur.Runner-up: BU Dragons managed to bag RM1,500 worth of cash and earned themselves 300 points for the Grand Finals.The Top 6 teams which qualifies for the Grand Finals of the 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship on 12 August 2017 in Quill City Mall Kuala Lumpur are listed below:-1. Team Eagle (A)2. BU Dragons3. Big Planet Travel Sdn. Bhd.4. Multimax5. Yang Yang Airasia6. AKSCThe champion of the Grand Finals wins RM25,000 cash + medals, Panasonic SKY Series air-conditioners + luxury stay at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort in Pulau Redang Malaysia + prizes from Victor!For more updates on 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship and the Grand Finals, www.allmalaysia.my or www.facebook.com/allmalaysia.my 

HISTORY CON MALAYSIA 2017

HISTORY CON® EXPANDS REGIONAL BRANDED EXPERIENCE TO MALAYSIAInternational celebrities from HISTORY® & LIFETIME® hit series to ignite thestar-studded entertainment convention in Malaysia.A+E Networks Asia announced the launch of HISTORY Con 2017 in Malaysia. The mega entertainment convention will be held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in Selangor from 4th to 6th August, promoted by GR8 Dreams.Popular celebrities “Horny” Mike Henry (Counting Cars), Ryu Lim (Forged In Fire), Jaime Dempsey (Ride N’ Seek), Justin Mott (Photo Face-off), and iconic Malaysian comedian, Harith Iskander (Celebrity Car Wars), will ignite the star-studded extravaganza in both cities.The convention in Malaysia will include a LIFETIME experience zone with headlining celebrity Matt Preston (Masterchef Australia judge) as well as local favourite, Jasbir Kaur (MasterChef Asia finalist). Further details of the convention in Malaysia will follow shortly.To celebrate HISTORY’s 10th year anniversary in Asia, HISTORY Maker Awards will be given to 10 notable individuals who have had a significant impact on their nation’s life and culture. The awardees will be announced closer to date.Event attendees will also be invited to make history by participating in various world-record breaking attempts.Among the highlighst of History Con2017HISTORY CON MALAYSIA 2017 || HIGHLIGHTS OUTDOORSKARAMJIT RALLY CAR STUNT SHOWThis is a must-see for all adrenalin junkies. Malaysian rally car legend Karamjit Singh will choose daring audience members to ride as his passengers in a rally car stunt show. Are you up for the challenge?One session per hour each day (from 11am - 6pm) MOTORBIKE MOTORCADE WITH JAIME DEMPSEYJaime Dempsey is known for her motorbike escapades off the beaten track across Malaysia and the Philippines in HISTORY’s Ride N’ Seek. This is your chance to go for a joyride around MAEPS with Jaime and her Malaysian motor biking friends!Two sessions per day on Saturday and Sunday PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO WALK WITH JUSTIN MOTTPro photographer and Photo Face-Off judge, Justin Mott, will take small groups of photography aficionados on an exclusive photo walk through History Con.  Take your photography skills to the next level, with Justin’s pro tips on using your camera, composition, lighting and more!One session on Friday and two sessions per day on Saturday and Sunday; each hour-long session comprises a half-hour tutorial, followed by a half-hour photo walk to the tropical areas around MAEPS. Transport is provided; attendees must bring their own cameras) INDOORSMOTORING ZONEAIRBRUSHING WITH “HORNY” MIKEExperience LIVE car airbrushing with the exceptionally gifted “Horny” Mike Henry from Counting Cars, alongside experienced Malaysian air-brusher, Jazz Wong. Together, they will show you the tips and tricks of their craft.Two LIVE sessions per day on Saturday and SundayCELEBRITY CAR WARSGet a sneak peek at one of the most fun challenges in the new season of Celebrity Car Wars – in first person!  This VR experience puts you right in the middle of the action, for a fast and frenzied car football competition.Then, test your car football skills on the spot with our remote control car football game – challenge your friends and family, and see who wins!Plus, look out for guest appearances by Harith Iskander, who will represent Malaysia in Celebrity Car Wars S2!GAMES ZONEJUST DANCE 2017HISTORY Con 2017, in collaboration with Gamesbond, brings you the Just Dance 17 experience, an hugely fun and interactive game in which players need to follow the routine of an on-screen dancer, scoring points based on their accuracy.Showcase your dancing skills, and compete against your family, friends and even strangers. More than bragging rights are at stake - the highest scorer in each period will win mystery prizes!MINI ESCAPE ROOMTest your wits in the Mini Escape Room and see if you can outthink the puzzles within the time limit!GIANT INFLATABLE GAMESThink inflatables are just for kids? Think again!  These inflatable games will test the strength and balance of the most coordinated adults and children alike.   MALAYSIAN HISTORY ZONE LIFE-SIZED DINOSAURSExperience what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth, with OWG’s impressive life-sized dinosaur display. A sure hit with the kids!NATIONAL MUSEUM INTERACTIVE EXHIBITDelve into Malaysia’s past with fascinating exhibits from the National Museum, including: Replica of Perak Man with a young archaeologist site excavationTools from the Neolithic and Metal ageFossils, fossil finding and dinosaur displaysMelaka Empire and Orang Asli displays and handicrafts.  LIFETIME ZONE MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA COMES TO LIFE! Learn from the best with much-loved MasterChef Australia Judge Matt Preston!  Watch on as he demonstrates his signature simple, yet delicious, dishes at HISTORY Con. Two times daily on Saturday and SundayIn addition, Matt will prepare an 8-course meal for VIP Ticketholders on Friday night so don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a meal specially prepared by a MasterChef Australia Judge! COOKING TUTORIALS WITH JASBIR KAUR Beloved MasterChef Asia finalist Jasbir Kaur, now successful professional caterer,will share her tips and tricks to making perfect roti and more, plus hands-on cooking tutorials. You can also join her on an exclusive food trail at various food stalls and vendors throughout the exhibition area. 1 cooking demonstration on Friday afternoon, 2 per day on Saturday and Sunday Hands-on cooking tutorials at the MasterChef booth – 2 per day on Saturday and Sunday  LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIES – SILENT CINEMAUnwind at Lifetime’s very first silent cinema booth!  You’ll receive a pair wireless headphones so you can fully immerse yourself in the best of Lifetime Original Movies!OPEN ROAD – LIGHT GRAFFITI PHOTO BOOTHWelcome to the Fempire, Malaysia. Using a unique low-light and a slow-speed camera shutter, this photo booth will allow you to share your own messages of strength by creating your very own “light graffiti masterpiece” and let your creativity come to light!Complimentary photo print-outs for all event-goers   OTHER HIGHLIGHTSCELEBRITY MEET & GREETSGet the chance to meet your favourite celebrities in-person, with multiple meet & greet sessions across the weekend.  HISTORY MAKER AWARDS This Negaraku, HISTORY looks back at ten Malaysians who have made significant contributions to the country. Who will be our History Makers in Malaysia? Find out at HISTORY Con!MUSICAL PERFORMANCES HISTORY Con brings you the best up-and-coming indie artists in Malaysia in an exclusive acoustic performance, live on stage.Look out for special guest appearances by Aizat Amdan and Elizabeth Tan.COSPLAY COMPETITIONDo you love cosplay? Come to History Con on Sunday 6 August dressed as your favourite character, and receive FREE entry! Dress to impress, as the best costumes will win attractive prizes! So don't miss out of the first ever History Con Malaysia 2017! 

Be A Shark Hero ( BASH) Project Press Conference : www.aforadio.com

Shark Savers Malaysia (SSMY) is organizing a press conference in conjunction of new launch project - Be A Shark Hero (BASH) project. The BASH project is a sequel of My Fin My Life (MFML) campaign in 2016, the objective of the project is to continue engaging Malaysian not just ending the consumption of shark related products but also to empower them in taking action.The purpose of the press conference is to introduce new initiatives and partners on board to continue its advocacy on shark conservation through education and empowerment action plan. The partners involve will include Linkodes, Zoobabies, Berjaya Hotel & Resorts, Acexelent Sdn Bhd, Pocotee & Friends and IM4U.

PARADIGM MALL AND AIRASIA BIG LOYALTY GIVE AWAY A BRAND NEW NISSAN X-TRAIL TO A LUCKY SHOPPER

KELANA JAYA, 22 July 2017- In celebration of Paradigm Mall's 5th Anniversary, the mall organised a joint campaign with AirAsia BIG Loyalty titled The BIG Giveaway which featured fun and fantastic activities and giveaway worth RM135,000 over the last few months.Tay Lit Tatt won the Grand Prize - a brand new Nissan X-Trail worth over RM135,000. He was not only surprised but ecstatic as his name was drawn from over 11,000 entries. Commenting on the win at a special prize presentation held at Paradigm Mall earlier today Tay Lit Tatt said, "I cant believe it. I never thought that just shopping at a mall would give me the opportunity to win a new ride. Thank you so much Paradigm Mall and AirAsia BIG Loyalty for this wonderful prize.During the campaign period from 29 April - 7 July 2017, all shoppers had to do was spend a minimum of RM100 at Paradigm Mall, fill up an entry form and drop their entries into the lucky draw box located at the Concierge Counter at Paradigm Mall. In addition, there were also 10 consolation prizes of 10,000 AirAsia Big points each that were given away during the prize presentation to 10 lucky shoppers who now have the chance to go on that dream holiday with their love ones.Tan Boon Leong, Center Manager of Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya said "It has been a great five years. The BIG Giveaway was our way of saying thank you to our loyal customers who have been a great support to us. The community plays an important role in contributing to the success of Paradigm Mall PJ."We will continue to enhance the mix of retail brands to cater to the needs of every shopper. We hope that loyal shoppers will continue to support us while attracting new ones who will find it amazing to shop at Paradigm Mall PJ."Kathleen Leong, Head of Commercial for Malaysia and Singapore, AirAsia Big Loyalty, said, "We are delighted to have been able to collaborate with Paradigm Mall to celebrate their 5th Anniversary. Partnerships like this are important as it gives us the opportunity to provide a wide range of attractive benefits and privileges to AirAsia BIG Loyalty members.""As we continue to innovate and strive to improve the loyalty programme, members of our AirAsia BIG Loyalty can look forward to more exciting rewards and benefits in the coming months so stay tuned. For those of you who have yet to sign up, I urge you to do so now so you'll not miss out on what's coming," she added.Paradigm Mall is the exclusive shopping mall partners for AirAsia BIG Loyalty. Shoppers can collect AirAsia BIG Points all year long by presenting their receipts at the Concierge Counter for validation where they can earn 1 AirAsia BIG point for every Ringgit spent on weekends and public holidays, and double AirAsia BIG points on weekdays. *The Programme is subject to other terms and conditions. The AirAsia BIG Loyalty mobile app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For more information on the mobile app plus other updates, log on to http://www.airasiabig.com or follow AirAsia BIG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more information on Paradigm Mall, please visit www.paradigmmall.com.my you may also visit the Concierge Counter at Level CC, Paradigm Mall or call the customer service hotline at +60 3 7801 1188 for further enquires.

R.I.P Chester Bennington the lead singer of Linkin Park.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has passed away.TMZ reported that Law enforcement sources informed them that the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.Chester was very close with Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide by hanging in May. Today would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday. Chester wrote an open letter to Chris on the day of Chris' suicide.Cornell's wife, Vicky, tweeted out a message following the news of Chester's death, saying, "Just when I thought my heart couldn't break any more ... I love you T."The band has had a string of hits over the years, including "Faint," "In the End" and "Crawling." Linkin Park crossed music genres, collaborating with Jay-Z.The band's album, "Meteora," was one of the biggest alternative albums in music history. Bennington was 41. - Source TMZ.comHere's a video of Chester Bennington talking about depression. Here's a video Billboard made in memoriam of Chester Bennington.

Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017

Miss Cosmopolitan World (MWC) 2017 is a Beauty Pageant comprising of 30 countries from all around the world, this prestigious event will be hosted by Amelia Production, the founder of Miss Cosmopolitan World, its main objective is to inject great vitality into the concept of competition and participation. Started in 2015 with the hopes of creating an annual event of great popularity, and with many golden moments cherished by appreciative audiences all around the world. This year for the third time in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, they will be looking to crown Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017.Ms. Amelia Liew (Founder)  "This year, Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 will be exclusively catered for beautiful, passionate, intelligent and charismatic woman from all over the world. The Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 will be the most glamorous and eye-catching with uniqueness beauty contest ever organised in Malaysia." Said Ms. Amelia Liew.The Miss Cosmopolitan World 2017 is organised with the Support from Tourism Malaysia, and Penang State Tourism, the official partners for the pageant are, AFO Radio, Zeon Properties and HARTA, and the official Hotel and venue sponsor is Marriott Putrajaya, where the grand finals will be held on the 16th September 2017. For all who are interested in participating in this pageant and if you think that you have what it takes, there are the criteria that they are looking for, Natural born Female(Non Muslim), from all over the world, age 18-28years.Minimum height of 168cmIf you got what it takes and want to find-out more, visit the pageant website at: www.misscosmopolitanworld.com, or FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/MissCosmopolitanWorldOfficialThere will also be a live audition taking place on the Friday 22nd September 2017, 10am-3pm at Dazzling Cafe, F-001, Mid Valley Megamall.So those who are interested in participating, mark your calendar and go checkout Miss Cosmopolitan World website for more details.

SNAP AND WIN CONTEST.

Come join us at Art of Speed Malaysia 2017 and stand a chance to win a full car body-sticker-wrap from APD worth RM3,000.  Also up for grabs are 100 x Cash Vouchers worth RM80 each.To join the contest, just follow these simple steps:Step 1: Come join us on Saturday July 29th and Sunday July 30th, 2017 at Art of Speed Malaysia 2017 at MAEPS in Serdang. Look out for the AFO RADIO Booth located at the main entrance of Hall A.Step 2: Take a photo with our display, upload it here at our website, with your complete details before 3pm on Sunday 30th July, 2017.Step 3: Then join us at 3:30pm on Sunday 30th July, 2017 at the Main Stage as we announce the Grand Prize Winner.Upload your pictures on your Instagram and tag us #aforadio #Apdcrew #ArtOfSpeedMY to win Consolation Prizes. Terms & Conditions Apply.

100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship - Circuit 2 at 1 Shamelin, Cheras : aforadio.com

That's a wrap for Circuit 2 of 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship! We've got the champion for the stop at 1 Shamelin, Cheras who are BU Dragons.We have our very own Malaysia's Men's Doubles, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong who were prize presenters on the 16th July 2017.The champion team brought home a cash prize of RM3000, VICTOR merchandises and 400 points in the race to qualify for the Grand Finals on 12th & 13th August 2017 at Quill City Mall Kuala Lumpur.Runner-up: AKSC who managed to bag RM1,500 worth of cash and earned themselves 300 points for the Grand Finals.For more updates on 100PLUS ACTIVE ALL MALAYSIA 2017 Badminton Team Championship, www.allmalaysia.my or www.facebook.com/allmalaysia.my 

Art of speed Malaysia 2017, Engineered for better

Art of Speed, Malaysia's very own homegrown Ol-Skool & kustom screen comprising customized cars and bikes, art galleries, interactive activities, as well as a stunt show.To be held on the 29-30 July 2017 at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), Art of Speed 2017 (AOS 2017) will be open from 10:00am-7:00pm. Cars and bikes enthusiasts can expect some exciting international guests including Cole Foster from Salinas Boys Custom cars and Bikes USA, Jeff Holt from Hot Bike Magazine USA, "Copperdave" Freston from USA,Shige Suganuma and Wildman from MOONEYES Japan, Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters.com Japan, Kaichiroh Kurosu from Cherry's Company Japan, Yuichi Yoshizawa from Custom Works Zon from Japan, Jeffery Chang from Air Runner from Taiwan, Shigeo from 420 Kustom from Japan, Chicarockabilly Shima from Singapore, Irvine Jasta and Donny Ariyanto from Indonesia, The Nash from Burnout Magazine Japan, and art collective pinstripe group from Japan; Mokoto, Mr.G, Jetwrench and Cynar.The event will also reward the best talents in the show via the AOS Invitational Bike Build off 2017, which will see 10 builders from Malaysia and Singapore vying for RM10,000 Cash prize( Jury Selection) & RM5,000 Cash Prize (Public Choice).The Invitational aside, will also witness a special collaboration of an iconic brand in Malaysia which is Boon Siew Honda and Art of Speed. The Boon Siew X Art of Speed section also promises to be among the main highlights, where four lifestyle icons such as the Legend Racing Garage, BWB, District Shop Gallery and Ah Ho Motors will be showcasing their creations.If extreme sports is your thing, the HOUSE OF VANS Skateboard and BMX Competition and art workshop is definitely worth checking out.Hot Wheels' lead designer Jun Imai from USA will also grace AOS 2017 with his presence. So, if you're and avid Hot Wheels collector, this is the best time to meet the man behind your favourite scale models.While visitors are busy feasting their eyes on all the machinery, entertaining them will be Oh Chentaku who will be opening  on Saturday, and popular band Hujan who will be closing the event on Sunday.Last but not least, there will also be daily lucky draws, where a CMC XY400 will be given away on Saturday, and a fully custom Yamaha RX-Z twin engine by FNG Works and Beautiful Machines will be given on Sunday.Keeping up with its traditions, the organises are once again bringing in 'Souped up' Japanese vehicles for an exhibition like no other. This year, visitors will be treated with 1. HIDEYA TOGASHI from HIDE MOTORCYCLES feat. 1975 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FL MODEL (JAPAN)2. GEN LOVE ART feat. 1981 IRONHEAD SPORTSTER (JAPAN)3. DAISUKE SAKON from KUSTOMSTYLE feat. 1949 customised FORD "SHOEBOXAccording to Asep Ahmad Iskandar, Founder of Art of Speed Malaysia, "This Year's edition is definitely our best installation yet, with the variety and complexity not only of the vehicles, but we have also expanded the activities throughout the weekend to suit all age groups.""This includes a Show and Shine competition in an air-conditioned 150,000 square feet hall with customs and classics in Hall A, while NEAT Fest occupying Hall C curated by NoEqual, an art gallery called Moto Circus with local and international artists, Kustom and Coffee Talk, as well as children and family friendly activities such as Star Wars costumed charity photo opportunities, a Soapbox Show & Go! marketplace and youth arena featuring an indoor skate park hosted by House of VANS." SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS of Art of Speed Malaysia 2017 will include:Art of Speed Invitational Bike Buil-Off 2017 Cole Foster & friends SHAPING & FABRICATION WORKSHOPDrift TaxiMotorcycle test ridesRoad Rumble 2017-Two Wheels Gathering & Outdoor FestivalFood Park featuring Food Trucks & Vintage Market.Besides the above, there will also be a wide range of enjoyable activities such as:Indoor International Show & Shine community show & CompetitionCar & Motorcycle Mega Club Gathering International Art Gallery (MotoCircus)Pin-Up ladies Indoor & Outdoor MarketplaceSoapBox & GO!Indoor SkateparkViewing Deck & Games Die Cast CompetitionArt of Speed 2017 will also be organizing its third Mega Club Gathering that will inject new excitement to all classic, retro and olskool vehicle owners. The organizer will be hosting these cars at the provided huge exclusive parking lot, which measures up to 3 acres and can fit more than 1,000 vehicles.The winner of Best of Show motorcycle and automobile categories will win package trips to the MOONEYES Yokohama Hotrod an Custom Show this coming December as Guest of Honour.For more information about this event, visit www.artofspeedmy.com or www.facebook.com/ArtOfSpeedMY/

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS IN KUALA LUMPUR ON 18 AUGUST : aforadio.com

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced another blockbuster evening of authentic martial arts action. ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS is set to return to the iconic Stadium Negara on 18 August for another spectacular showcase of Asia’s top martial arts talent. In the main event, undefeated ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov of Russia puts his world title on the line against top contender Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Australia.Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “It is always an exciting time in Kuala Lumpur whenever our world-class athletes climb atop Asia’s biggest and grandest martial arts stage. Our warriors are eager to put on a show for fans in Kuala Lumpur, and it is our honor to have them perform in this marvelous city. Marat Gafurov and Martin Nguyen are two of the promotion’s finest featherweights. They have met before, with Gafurov taking victory via submission in their first encounter. This time, however, a better-prepared and refocused Nguyen vows to finally bring the title back to Sydney.”Marat “Cobra” Gafurov of Dagestan, Russia, is the reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion. An undefeated martial artist with 15 wins and no losses, Gafurov is a high-level grappler with 11 of his wins coming by impressive submission over top-caliber opponents. Rarely challenged and always dominant, Gafurov captured the featherweight title in 2015 with a gutsy victory over former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa in an epic battle. In his last bout, Gafurov defeated Jadambaa once again in a rematch a year later to cement his claim as the undisputed ONE Featherweight World Champion. He will defend his title next against Australia’s Martin Nguyen.28-year old Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Sydney, Australia, is a former featherweight title challenger with a 8-1 professional record. His only loss came at the hands of reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov, when he stepped up to accept their first showdown on just a few days’ notice. None of Nguyen’s victories have gone to a decision, giving him five solid knockout wins as well as three victories by submission. In his last bout, Nguyen defeated Japanese veteran warrior Kazunori Yokota via first-round knockout. Nguyen’s all-around skill set allows him to compete at the highest level as a professional. In a highly-anticipated rematch, Nguyen once again receives a shot at the ONE Featherweight World Championship when he takes on Marat Gafurov for the second time.Ev “E.T.” Ting is a professional martial artist with deep roots in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Living and training out of Auckland, New Zealand, Ting owns a stellar 13-4 professional record, including four wins by submission and four exciting knockouts. A winner of four of his last five bouts over top-caliber opponents, Ting is one of the most talented competitors to come out of Malaysia. In his most recent bout, Ting challenged ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang, falling by unanimous decision in a gruelling five-round matchup. Ting now returns to Kuala Lumpur to face another challenge in Nobutatsu Suzuki.A 39-year old Japanese veteran from Tokyo, Nobutatsu Suzuki is the former ONE Welterweight World Champion. With a professional record of 11-2-2, Suzuki is adept in both striking and grappling, also possessing well-rounded wrestling ability. He first captured the inaugural title with a victory over veteran competitor Brock Larson, only to succumb to now-reigning champion Ben Askren in the bout following. After a break from competition, Suzuki now returns as a lightweight to face Ev Ting.Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be making his return to the ONE Championship cage following his first shot at a world title opposite reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren. Although Thani fell short of victory against the American, he gained a great amount of experience as a result and has emerged as a more seasoned combatant. The 21-year old is 7-1 as a professional, with five of his seven victories ending in the first round. All of Thani’s victories have come by exciting finish. The young Malaysian has shown steady improvement in each outing. He is now set to take on Sherif Mohamed.Sherif “The Shark” Mohamed is a professional martial artist from Cairo, Egypt, with a 8-3 record. The Evolution Light Heavyweight Champion, Sherif is a well-versed kickboxer and wrestler with all eight of his wins coming by finish. Of his total victories, Sherif owns four submissions and four knockouts, proving his versatility and well-rounded game. In his last bout, the Egyptian Top Team standout made his ONE Championship debut opposite Igor Subora. This time, Sherif takes on top welterweight Agilan Thani.Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, is one of the country’s most talented martial artists. With a professional record of 15-5, Belingon is known as a fierce competitor with the ability to finish opponents in a variety of methods. The 29-year old wushu stalwart owns six big knockouts on his resume, and is one of the most feared strikers in the bantamweight division. In his last bout, Belingon stopped Finnish grappling sensation Toni “Dynamite” Tauru with a volley of devastating strikes. He now takes on another tough task ahead in Reece McLaren.25-year old Reece “Lightning” McLaren is a Filipino-Australian professional martial artist from Toowoomba, Australia. He made his ONE Championship debut in 2015 with a spectacular submission victory over top bantamweight contender Mark Striegl, and then followed up that win with a unanimous decision over highly-regarded prospect Muin Gafurov. In his last bout, McLaren challenged Bibiano Fernandes for the ONE Bantamweight World Championship, falling just short of victory by way of split decision. Next up, he takes on Filipino striker Kevin Belingon.Malaysia’s Gianni Subba is a 24-year old flyweight prospect from Kuala Lumpur. He spends time carefully honing his craft with talented teammates, including brother Keanu, at Bali MMA in Indonesia. A winner of five of his last six bouts, Subba is a seasoned athlete with a stellar 8-2 clip in his young career. Five of his seven wins have come either by submission or by crowd-pleasing technical knockout. In his next assignment, the crafty Riku Shibuya poses a stern challenge.Japanese martial arts sensation Riku “The Outsider” Shibuya won the hearts of fans with his exciting, unorthodox style and powerful combinations. With a professional martial arts record of 13-3-2, Shibuya has figured in a series of exciting battles throughout his career. A former ONE Flyweight World Championship title contender, Shibuya is a veteran and easily one of the most enjoyable competitors to watch. In his last bout, the 32-year old took on Roy Doliguez in January 2016 to win a unanimous decision. After a recuperative break, Shibuya returns to take on Gianni Subba in what should be an intense matchup.31-year old Ann “Athena” Osman of Kota Kinabalu is Malaysia’s premier women’s combat sports star. Training out of the coastal locale of Sabah, the female warrior hones her craft at Borneo Tribal Squad, advancing her skills in various disciplines such as wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Muay Thai. A well-rounded martial artist, Osman likes to use her strength to overpower opponents and is extremely aggressive, always looking for the finish. Osman will take on Singapore’s May Ooi in her return to the ONE Championship cage.Singaporean female strawweight prospect May Ooi is a professional martial artist and a ONE Championship newcomer. With a 2-2 professional record, Ooi is a hard-working competitor possessing well-rounded striking and grappling skills. A former swimmer, Ooi represented Singapore in the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona. Today, she is one of the country’s most talented martial artists. Ooi is set to make her ONE Championship debut opposite Malaysia’s Ann Osman.26-year old Robin Catalan of Iloilo City, Philippines, is a member of the Catalan fighting family and a professional martial artist competing in the ONE Championship strawweight division. He currently owns a record of six wins and two losses, which includes two wins by submission and two by knockout. In his last bout, Catalan went head-to-head with fellow Filipino warrior Jeremy Miado to nab the win via split decision. Now, Catalan is set to face former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand.Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke is a three-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai world champion who has a 7-2 record as a professional martial artist. He is known as a technical striker with quick hands and lightning feet, employing some of the most unique and creative combinations. As a martial artist with over 25 years of competitive experience, Dejdamrong is a seasoned veteran. In his last bout, Dejdamrong took on Indonesia’s Adrian Matheis to bag a first-round knockout victory. Next, the Thai warrior goes up against Robin Catalan.22-year old Keanu Subba of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is one of the most promising young talents in ONE Championship’s featherweight ranks. He is 5-2 as a professional after making a name for himself as a MIMMA featherweight champion. In his most recent bout, Subba trumped fellow top prospect Ahmed Mujtaba of Pakistan, winning impressively by first-round submission. Subba’s experience inside the ONE Championship cage as a young fighter has taught him great lessons that he says has helped him improve his overall game. He is set to face Christian Lee in a highly-anticipated clash of young stars.19-year old Christian “The Warrior” Lee, younger brother of reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, began his professional martial arts career on an absolute tear, railing off five straight victories by thrilling finish. He has impressed fans with his ability to seek out stoppage wins over top-caliber opponents. In his last bout, Lee toppled Chinese prospect Wan Jianping via first-round technical knockout to improve his record to 6-1. Known as an unpredictable striker with unorthodox grappling technique, Lee is now set to face rival Keanu Subba of Malaysia.Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly is a 33-year old Filipino martial arts talent and one of the brightest featherweight prospects to emerge from the Philippines. A professional martial artist with a complete striking and grappling skill set, Kelly brings Team Lakay’s world-renowned wushu to centerstage as he looks to showcase his expertise inside the ONE Championship cage. Kelly has won his last three outings by spectacular finish. In his last bout, Kelly scored a third-round technical knockout of veteran competitor Sunoto of Indonesia. Kelly seeks to continue his amazing run, this time against Emilio Urrutia.Emilio “The Honey Badger” Urrutia is an American martial artist from Miami, Florida. The 30-year old made his professional debut in 2013, and has since produced a solid 9-4 record. A skilled grappler, four of Urrutia’s nine total victories have come by submission. Training out of the renowned Tiger Muay Thai gym in Thailand and Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore, Urrutia is set to make his ONE Championship debut as a featherweight. He will take on Filipino sensation Edward Kelly.38-year old Rene “The Challenger” Catalan of Manila, Philippines, is a 2006 Asian Games gold medalist in wushu. He made his ONE Championship debut in 2013 against Brazil’s Alex Silva, and has since amassed a 2-2, 1 No Contest professional record. In September of 2016, Catalan notched his first victory in the promotion with a unanimous decision over Zhang You Liang. In his most recent bout, Catalan submitted Adrian Matheis by armbar in the second round. Now Catalan is looking for his third straight victory, this time against Bu Huo You Ga.24-year old martial artist Bu Huo You Ga of China is a ONE Championship prospect with a professional record of four wins and two losses. He made his promotional debut in January of 2016 in the ONE Changsha Bantamweight Tournament, winning against Cai Chang Bo in his first bout, but losing to Ma Haobin shortly after. Months later, Bu Huo You Ga returned to competition as a flyweight to win the 2016 ONE Hefei Flyweight Tournament. Early in his professional career, Bu Huo You Ga has shown an incredible fighting spirit with solid striking and grappling offensive skills. Now ready to take his career to the next level, Bu Huo You Ga takes on Filipino wushu specialist Rene Catalan.For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com or www.facebook.com/ONEChampionshipFollow ONE Championship on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship

JUICECO, MALAYSIA’S LARGEST FRUIT JUICE STORE IS NOW OPEN IN BANGSAR!

Kuala Lumpur, 11 July 2017 – Juiceco Malaysia, the first fruit juice store of its kind locally, was officially launched in Bangsar. Renowned Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan also extended her glamorous footprint and made an appearance at the grand launch of Juiceco.  Juiceco is Malaysia’s largest fruit juice store and it will be serving up a variety of more than 200 unique, fun, preservative-free fruit and vegetable juices, blends, smoothies, milk shakes and specialty juices. The drinks range from RM5 to RM15 per cup.At the grand launch of Juiceco Malaysia, Kareena Kapoor Khan (middle) and Directors from Vitamin Palace Sdn Bhd cheered with Juiceco’s signature drinks to commemorate the joyful occasion.“We are thrilled to make our first endeavor into the Southeast Asian market. We could not have found a better location for our first store than Bangsar which attracts an eclectic crowd because Juiceco has a drink to suit every palate, whether it is something healthy or indulgent. Customers will find a good range, be it the traditional orange juice to unique innovative options using local fruits like bananas, pineapples and dragon fruits,” said Mr Zainul Abidin bin Muhammad Kutty, Director of Vitamin Palace Sdn Bhd.Juiceco Malaysia store also features a unique and innovative fresh fruits décor in-store to give patrons a rejuvenating experience as they enjoy their choice of beverage.Kareena Kapoor Khan, otherwise fondly known as Bebo by her fans, had this to say at the grand launch, “I am very excited to be here at the launch of Juiceco Malaysia. I had the opportunity to taste a mix of Juiceco’s range of juices, and I love them all but my ultimate favourite is the signature drink, the Jamaica. It is a fruity mix of mango, banana, apple, carrot and pineapple, and topped with ice cream!”. This was Kareena’s third visit to Malaysia.  Juiceco is owned and managed by Vitamin Palace from the Middle East. Vitamin Palace opened its doors to all things healthy about 40 years ago with the aim to promote a healthy living lifestyle through its chain of health and juice bars. Juiceco Malaysia is Vitamin Palace’s first foray into Southeast Asia. Currently, Vitamin Palace has a staff force of 600 located in more than 30 outlets around the GCC countries (Gulf Cooperation Council consisting of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates).“We believe in staying true to our tradition of providing unique, trendy, quality and refreshing juices with the sole purpose of satisfying our customers’ needs. Juiceco strives to become the preferred choice in the market that they operate in by offering quality products and impeccable service that suffices the needs of their customers. Seeing that Malaysia has a good infrastructure and coupled with a culturally diverse population, we believe that Juiceco has a potential to capture the heart of Malaysians and expand in the market,” added Mr Sharafudheen, Managing Director of Vitamin Palace Sdn Bhd.With 200 types of juices for Malaysia, Juiceco aims to add more stores and to share more fun with everyone. There are plans by Vitamin Palace Sdn Bhd to open 3 to 5 outlets within the next 12 months within Klang Valley, while considering other populated areas in states like Johor and Penang too.  As part of the promotional effort to commemorate the launch of Juiceco Malaysia, a social media contest was organised prior to the opening and 40 social media winners were chosen for a meet-and-greet with Kareena Kapoor Khan. Each winner was rewarded with a Juiceco goody bag comprising a t-shirt, a mug and RM20 vouchers valid from 15 July to 31 August 2017.Kareena Kapoor Khan extended her glamorous footprint in Malaysia and signed a Juiceco t-shirt which will be displayed at the store. Juiceco is located at No. 2, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. For more information or to find out more about the store’s happenings, visit Juiceco Malaysia’s website at juiceco.com.my/, or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/juicecomalaysia/.

ALOFT HOTELS & MTV SPOTLIGHT TOP REGIONAL MUSIC TALENT WITH THE FOURTH ANNUAL PROJECT ALOFT STAR: AMPLIFIED BY MTV IN ASIA PACIFIC : aforadio.com

Designed for the millennial traveler, Marriott International’s Aloft® Hotels and the biggest and boldest global youth brand, MTV, is now accepting submissions for the fourth Asia Pacific edition of Project Aloft Star, amplified by MTV.With the success of the past three years, the reach of the competition is now extended to Australia and Indonesia. Providing an annual platform to discover music talent, the competition will identify and support aspiring music acts in nine markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Last year, the competition drew over 500 entries and 600,000 public votes.Project Aloft Star 2016 South Korea Winner - Brown WhaleProject Aloft Star, amplified by MTV; promotes Aloft’s commitment to supporting self-expression by identifying the latest emerging music talents in the region. The response every year from musicians and fans has been tremendous and the competition is a highly anticipated event that’s become known for showcasing original music from aspiring acts. Together with MTV, Aloft has helped boost the visibility and quality of original compositions amongst musicians and continues to be a catalyst for musical creativity, with Project Aloft Star serving as a platform for showcasing the hottest up-and-coming artists.Project Aloft Star 2016 GC Winner - Wang Dazhi (a.k.a. Big Tattoo)Partnering with music and entertainment powerhouse MTV, Project Aloft Star is expected to create region-wide awareness and buzz for the latest instalment of the exciting competition. MTV is the only global music player with coordinated local on-air and online teams, reaching millions of music fans every day. From large-scale live shows to on-air programmes such as MTV Ok Danceoke and MTV PUSH, MTV is widely recognized as a youth destination for discovering music and talents.Project Aloft Star 2016 SEA Winner - Soph RetiefThe competition covers key markets in the Asia Pacific via three contest clusters consisting of Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), Southeast Asia and Australia (Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand), and South Korea.Bands, artists and songwriters are invited to submit their original compositions[1] – either through YouTube, Youku, or SoundCloud[2] links to the website at projectaloftstar.mtvasia.com, between 5 July to 21 August 2017.Public voting for People’s Choice FinalistFour finalists will be shortlisted for each cluster – three will be selected by judges from MTV, and the fourth will be a People’s Choice finalist. From 25 August to 11 September, the public can vote for their favorite artist from curated entries on projectaloftstar.mtvasia.com. One voter per cluster will also stand a chance to win US$1,000.Live finals at the newest Aloft Hotels in AsiaThe four shortlisted finalists[3] in each cluster will perform at the finals in front of a live audience, and a panel of judges from Aloft, MTV and the music entertainment industry. Aloft and MTV are partnering up with Believe Distribution Services - a leading independent distributor and services provider for artists and labels worldwide - to offer a career-changing prize. Each winning artist will receive a mentorship from MTV and Believe Distribution Services, a Believe Distribution Services deal for marketing and distribution, and US$10,000 to kickstart their music career.Finals will be held from October to November 2017 at Asia’s newest Aloft hotels: Aloft Perth for the Australia and Southeast Asia finals, Aloft Seoul Myeongdong for the South Korea finals, and Aloft Taipei Zhongshan for the Greater China finals.

Don't miss this weeks Live broadcast of AirAsia Goes Live For Visit Asean@50 With A Unique Travel Series, ‘Adventure Live’

Traversing the Asean cities are personalities Natalie Kniese and Denise Chan where viewers will also betaken for a ride as they are given the ability to decide on the adventures the hosts take on live through asimple voting system in each episode. In addition, viewers are in for a treat as there will be a total of 1million AirAsia BIG points to be won for 20 winners throughout the series.Adventure Live’ will be live-streamed every Friday at 5pm (GMT+8). If you missed last weeks show, here is the recording.Broadcasting from Yangon, Myanmar! Find out why people from all over are flocking to this latest boomtown in Southeast Asia.Follow Natalie’s adventure as she meanders through Yangon’s bustling streets and narrow alleyways to meet new friends and sample some exotic delicacies.Stay till the end for a chance to win 50,000 AirAsia BIG Points!AirAsia flies 14x weekly to Yangon. Book now on airasia.comExplore Southeast Asia affordably with Asean Pass @airasia.com/­aseanpass#AdventureLive #LiveLifeUnexpectedFor more promos and the latest broadcast go to www.facebook.com/AirAsia/