Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism : aforadio.com

Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia, the world's best low-cost airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement which will see both parties collaborate to promote tourism in Malaysia.The signing ceremony was held between Dato' Sri Abdul Khani Daud, Deputy Director General (Promotion), Tourism Malaysia and Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad, and witnessed by Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism & Culture Malaysia. Dato' Seri Nazri was in Shanghai to lead Malaysia's participation at the inaugural ITB China event at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre.The two-year agreement between Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia will include efforts in terms of brand ads, promotional activities and campaigns; familiarisation trip for consumer, trade, media, travel agencies to Malaysia; synergy in planning between tourism development and air transportation to provide better connectivity; market intelligence sharing and assistance for the development of Tourism Sector; joint roadshows between both parties to market Malaysia to trade partners; and many more.Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia will focus on developing promotional activities to promote Malaysia to all of 10 Asean countries, China, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Australia and New Zealand.In conjunction with this partnership, AirAsia is offering 5% special discount on top of all existing promotions exclusively for UnionPay Cardholders. This discount is available for booking starting now until 4 July 2017, with travel period from 5 May 2017 to 5 June 2018. Visit airasia.com or use the AirAsia mobile app on iPhone or Android devices to book this special discount.For more info on AirAsia, visit www.twitter.com/AirAsia or www.facebook.com/AirAsia

SHELL LAUNCHES NEW FUELS : aforadio.com

FROM L-R: Au Tong Sing (National Sales Manager of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd), Shairan Huzani Husain (Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell TimurSdn Bhd), Mae Ascan (Senior Scientist for Shell Global Solutions), Ben Mahmud (Head of Retail Marketing of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd)Shell Malaysia launched its new fuels, designed for engine efficiency. Now available at Shell stations nationwide, the new fuels are designed to work with both modern as well as older vehicles. The new formulations contain DYNAFLEX technology, designed to keep engines clean and protected for efficient running.Shell’s new fuels are the result of over five years and tens of thousands of hours in research and development, to help enhance the efficiency of customers’ journeys. Created using new DYNAFLEX technology, they are Shell’s most advanced fuels.Shell’s commitment to research extends beyond engines and vehicles. Shell also announced the results of its new ground-breaking research to better understand Malaysian motorists, that used the latest wearable technology and mobile apps. Monitoring over 2,500 journeys in Kuala Lumpur, the research found the average speed of drivers was just 14.5 km/h, placing increased stress on vehicle engines as well as drivers.In partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London, the research used a combination of wearable emotion tracking devices with chatbot technology, GPS from the Shell Motorist App, and weather and traffic information, to gain a more complete picture of what drivers are experiencing on the roads.Dr. Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths, University of London, said: “What’s unique about this driving experiment is that we are able to observe drivers during their everyday journeys. Looking at Malaysian drivers we can see that despite the harsh conditions brought about by traffic congestion, they are both resilient and resourceful. We explored performance signals from personality traits through to nutrition, hydration, and lifestyle choices that were linked to our highest performing drivers.”

WAZE introduces Voice Recording Feature : aforadio.com

Waze announced the new Voice Recorder feature, which lets you record all your voice prompts any way you like. Channel your inner playful mood or add some sass to guide the way.The Voice Recorder function lets Wazers customise their drive by recording turn-by-turn voice prompts. Easily turn Voice Recorder on in Settings/Sound & Voice, and record as many voice prompts as you like. For prompts left unrecorded, Waze will play the default voice directions in your country. Currently, the recorded voice prompts will be available to the individual user, with a future plan to make sharing voice recordings possible between Wazers.This feature is going LIVE worldwide however, on Android platforms only, iOS platform will be coming soon.

AXN Announces Open Auditions for Asia's Got Talent : aforadio.com

Open auditions for Asia's Got Talent Season 2 will be held in KL on Saturday, May 20th 2017."This season, we invite all Malaysians of any age and with any talent to show our producers what they can do. We are delighted to welcome Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur as our official destination partner for the open auditions and together we look forward to discovering the next generation of Malaysian superstars on AXN", said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and the Head of Content, Production and Marketing, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia."This landmark collaboration will be among the many mega events we are seeking to host as part of our Amazing Sunway City campaign that will bring the world to Sunway City and Malaysia to the world. We hope to list Sunway City as among the top three must-visit destinations in the country," said Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO, Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group.Due to the expected turn out and exceptionally high demand for an audition slot, aspiring stars are encouraged to pre-apply online at (www.AXN-Asia.com/AsiasGotTalent) to experince a smooth registration process on the day.Doors will open from 10:30am and upon arrival at Sunway Lagoon at Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur, performers should enter the theme park via the Surf Beach entrance, located next to Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa. Here. they will receive a wristband which identifies them as an Asia's Got Talent audition participant. They can then make their way by foot through Sunway Lagoon's lush environment, arriving at the amphitheater and wait for their turn to audition.If an act is successful, they will be selected to perform at the judges' auditions later in the year. The judges' auditions comprise of the first five episodes of the series and precede the semi-finals as well as the grand finale episode where the winner of Asia's Got Talent will be crowned, winning USD100,000 in cash.Asia's Got Talent is slated to premiere in the second half of 2017 exclusively on AXN!More details on Asia's Got Talent open audition cities and dates as well as the T&C of participation, CLICK HEREJoin the social conversation and watch the AXN crew report live throughout the day from Sunway Lagoon amphitheater via AXN's Facebook page @AXNAsia@AsiasGotTalent #AXNAsia#AsiasGotTalent#AsiasGotTalentAudition

Raising The Roof and Funds All in the Name of Charity : aforadio.com

The MAH Charity Jam Session is back for the 18th year to once again raise awareness through a unique combination of performances by top local acts, and delicious meals. Funds raised will be for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of University Malaya Medical Centre, Food Aid Foundation and the Malaysian Red Crescent Selangor State Society.An initiative that was a result of teamwork and passion for nation, five friends, SS Rajaa, Sam Cheah, Charlil Michael, Alan Chong and Jason Souza pooled their resources and knowledge from the hospitality background to create an epic marathon jam session to showcase talents of local performers, food and drinks from the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH)."It has been a great journey running this event and having this incredible platform to fo good for our beneficiaries, for the promotion and exposure of our local music bands to perform and rock the crowd as well as showcase the culinary skills of our MAH members. Together we hope to make an impact for our society and to foster a greater sense of awareness for the less fortunate," said Mr. S.S Rajaa, the Organising Chairman of the MAH Charity Jam."We believe that hospitality should be accessible to everyone, and the MAH Charity Jam Session is one of the initiatives that have allowed us to reach the community at all levels. We welcome and urge all Malaysians to support us all in the name of fun and charity!" said Mr. Cheah Swee Hee, President of Malaysian Association of Hotels.On top of the performances and awesome food, there will also be other activities such as lucky draws, Dutch auditions, free basic medical checkup by PICU and many more! All sales are done via coupons costing RM150 per book of 10 coupons of which will cost RM15 per serving of food and beverage per coupon. Coupons can be bought at MAH Secretariat/Modesto's @ PJ Palms and at the door on the event day.Doors open at 12noon - 12midnight at Modesto's @ PJ Palms on 6th May 2017 hosted by MAH Selangor Chapter together with co-host Modesto's and supported by the Rotary Club of Metro KL, The Malaysian Food & Beverage Executives Association (MFBEA) and The Society of Golden Keys.Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng, the Chairman of MAH Selangor Chapter commented, charity is very close to our hearts at the MAH Selangor Chapter. We have been very active in organising many CSR events in Selangor. We are indeed very honoured to be involved in this year's charity jam and to be able to contribute to help the less fortunate.

Thrill to Trail Run 2017 @ Semenyih Eco Venture Resort & Recreation : aforadio.com

Over the weekend, we witnessed the FIRST Trail Run event which ended with a sundown pool party where participants get to unwind and relax after their run with good music, courtesy of AFORadio.The event took place at Semenyih’s Eco Venture Resort & Recreation 22nd April 2017, which saw over 500 participants who join the run divided into 3 categories FUN (7km), CHALLENGE (15km) and ENDURANCE (30km).Organised by Ebakz Sports and supported by partners, AFORADIO, THULE, Semenyih Eco Venture Resort & Recreation, Look 4 Thrill, FORD, ToughAsia, O2Cool, BROOKS, JonLivia and BaikBike.com