Thursday, July 19, 2018

#RuntheworldwithMongChin on A+E NETWORKS®’ LIFETIME® ASIA



Kuala Lumpur, 17 July 2018 - A+E Networks’ LIFETIME Asia is set to air its brand new six-part, digital-first original production, WHO RUNS THE WORLD WITH MONG CHIN on 23 July 2018. Hosted by popular Singaporean social media influencer, Yeoh Mong Chin, the highly-anticipated series takes her on an epic adventure – six runs in six Southeast Asian countries over eight weeks: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. The series marks the latest partnership between A+E Networks’ LIFETIME Asia and Canon.



Making her debut on the small screen as the star of the series, Mong Chin, also known by her social media moniker ‘Mongabong’, is no stranger to being in the limelight. Having carved out a niche for herself on the Instagram landscape, she’s created a career from her love for fashion, beauty, travel and food. Since starting out 5 years ago, she has amassed a loyal following and made a name for herself, with over 147,000 followers on Instagram.



As part of her adventures across Southeast Asia, Mong Chin explores unique locations that are off-the-beaten-track. While prepping for her runs, she also meets individuals from all walks of life who are united by their love for running, music, food, fashion and more. Mong Chin shared, “Embarking on this project is a first in many ways for me and encompasses all the things that I’ve always loved from travel, food and photography. Being a part of WHO RUNS THE WORLD WITH MONG CHIN has given me the confidence to overcome many challenges and brought me closer to my followers as well. I’m excited to use this opportunity as a new platform to be able to share my experiences by creating unique and authentic content for my followers.”



In WHO RUNS THE WORLD WITH MONG CHIN, LIFETIME Asia will be embracing a digital-first approach where Mong Chin’s followers and LIFETIME Asia viewers get to follow her on her journey with exclusive online content filmed on-location. Viewers can connect with Mong Chin on a personal level, as they peel back the curtain to see what goes on in the life of an influencer.



This is also in line with LIFETIME Asia’s mission to encourage and cultivate women’s talent and advocate for more women in influential content making roles in the media landscape.

Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Domestic Operations, Canon Singapore also added, “Canon’s expertise in cutting-edge imaging solutions enables us to complement the increasing demand for consuming and creating content on-the-go. We are excited to partner with A+E Networks on their digital-first original production series and confident that the latest Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera with 4K movie shooting capability and a feature for seamless image transfer to mobile devices, will empower viewers to experience running the world vicariously through Mong Chin’s adventures.”



Highlights of Mong Chin’s adventures on WHO RUNS THE WORLD WITH MONG CHIN

1. Singapore
In her home country, Mong Chin takes on the ILLUMI Run, an ultimate party on the run where participants run through ILLUMI glow water and experience electrifying music in the ILLUMI dance zones. She also joins outdoor enthusiasts, Ministry of Adventure for a kayaking expedition at Punggol Waterway. Mong Chin then goes behind-the-scenes of Toruk: The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil, where she tries her hand at performing some moves with cast members including kite-flying and boomerang-throwing. Not to be missed is the ‘instagrammable’ Boufe Café, where Mong Chin tastes and snaps the most colourful sweet treats.



2. Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
The city’s most iconic running event – Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon – sees Mong Chin join runners from all over the country, who pit themselves against international champions on the streets of Kuala Lumpur. To get in shape before the run, she meets personal trainer and businesswoman, Nana Al Haleq for a training session. While in Kuala Lumpur, Mong Chin visits batik artist Lazim Ismail and Nadia Hasbi, to design hand painted batik sports leggings. For a grand cafe experience, Mong makes a trip to Juan Valdez for their rich cup profiles, where she also has a go at making latte art.

3. Thailand (Chiang Mai)
Mong Chin takes part in the annual Singha Songkran Chiang Mai Run – a race to celebrate the Thai New Year. This nighttime run ties in with four days of celebrations across Chiang Mai. As part of the festivities, Mong Chin joins the locals and tourists as they get soaked in water fights all along Chiang Mai Old City. Viewers will also see her walk through the Bua Ton’s Sticky Waterfalls. The rushing waterfall is not only a sight to behold but it has a unique feature that allows one to climb directly up the rocks into the oncoming cascading water. Mong Chin get the chance to feed and pet sheep at Farmyard Café, and then enjoy a refreshing ice-cold dessert – mango bingsu!

4. Vietnam (Hanoi)
In Hanoi, Mong Chin joins a local running club, the Hash Hound Harriers, on their run along the countryside. Following a trail set by ‘Hares’, the runners race to a mystery end location where a crate of beer awaits them! Mong Chin also helps the Hares set the trail for this race. While in Hanoi, Mong Chin soaks in the sights via a street tour on a Vespa, visiting the Unicorn Pub for a Pho Cocktail and wraps up at the famous Train Street along Hanoi’s Old Quarter. She is invited to dine at a local’s home and have a taste of authentic Hanoian cuisine. To conclude the trip, Mong Chin takes part in a 1920s themed murder mystery party and has to figure out who the murderer is by the end of the night!



5. Indonesia (Lombok)
On the day of the famous Rinjani 100 ultramarathon, Mong Chin visits the second highest volcano in Indonesia, Mount Rinjani and does the beginners run up Bukit Sisek. In Lombok, Mong Chin also meets Chelsea Etienne, owner of Island Mermaids, the first school in the world to do mermaid swimming out in the open ocean! Mong Chin becomes a mermaid for a day and takes a glass bottom boat out in the clear sea for a swimming lesson at Pantai Pandanan. She visits the local Tanjung market to shop for local produce, then uses the ingredients to whip up a delicious meal in a traditional Indonesian cookery class.

6. Philippines (Cebu)
Continuing her adventure in Philippines, Mong Chin takes on the Spartan Sprint as part of the Spartan Race Cebu 2018. She faces multiple obstacles having to climb, push, jump, and crawl through fire, mud and barbed wire in order to finish the race. To wind down, she goes to Cebu’s famous BBQ street, Larsian Sa Fuente, the ultimate go-to place for Cebuano foodies to check out the best grill eateries in town.



To catch Mong Chin in action and to learn more about the unique and vibrant Southeast Asian cultures, tune in to WHO RUNS THE WORLD WITH MONG CHIN on 23 July, Mondays, 9.30pm on LIFETIME Asia (Astro Ch 709).

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Relay for Life Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia’s Largest Cancer Event to Celebrate Caregivers



Kuala Lumpur, 29 June 2018 – the nation’s largest cancer celebratory and remembrance evening is back for its 12th year at Dataran Petaling Jaya.

Relay for Life (RFL) Kuala Lumpur, organised by the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, will celebrate the most important people in a cancer patient’s life: caregivers. Previously held for 16 hours, the duration of this year’s relay has been shortened to eight hours.

From 4pm to 12am, participants – patients, caregivers, family, friends, and local communities – will take turns walking around a running track to show their unity against cancer. RFL will also feature a remembrance ceremony, track challenges, on-stage fitness activities, and performances by survivors.

“Our theme this year is caregivers – our unsung heroes in a cancer journey,” says Dato’ Zuraidah Atan, Chairperson of Relay for Life Kuala Lumpur. “These are the people who take care of their family members or friends tirelessly, ensure that the doctor’s advice is followed, and even advocate for better care, more funds, or more research on cancer.”

However, the role of caregiving is also often very stressful and neglected, Dato’ Zuraidah says. Taking care of the practical needs such as transport, hospital visits, cooking and cleaning, and running other errands can be physically exhausting.

Many struggle to balance job responsibilities with their tasks while taking care of their parents or children, and some are even battling cancer themselves.

“They often fear – and feel responsible – for their loved ones’ health, but suppress these feelings because they feel they have to be a pillar of strength and hope,” she says. “They also neglect their own needs, which leads to frustration, and risk emotional as well as mental exhaustion.”

Apart from celebrating – and highlighting the importance of – caregivers at Relay for Life Kuala Lumpur, the National Cancer Society of Malaysia had also set up a toll-free cancer helpline to provide information as well as emotional support.

“When we set up the cancer toll-free helpline in 2016, we expected that most of the callers would be patients,” Dato’ Zuraidah says. “To our surprise, half of the callers are actually family members or friends, who ask many questions on behalf of the patient.

“We found that the well-being – whether physical or mental – of the patient really falls on the caregiver. We are currently strengthening our cancer support programmes, in the hope that our survivors can share the load by providing emotional and some practical help.

“Funds raised from Relay for Life will go towards these programmes – we have currently set up networks in Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Tung Shin Hospital.”

Funds will also go towards NCSM’s education and outreach activities, cancer and health screening services, as well as free accommodation for children with cancer.

Online registrations can be made at www.relayforlifemalaysia.com.

NCSM is especially grateful to its sponsors and supporters Astro, Bridgestone Tyres, ROSEN Malaysia, Accenture, Idifynetz, Vitahealth, Shokobutsu, Yakult, Popcart, Copper, Parkson, and Shape magazine.

UNIQLO Announces Unique Partnership with Roger Federer as Global Brand Ambassador



Tokyo, Japan, and London, UK, 2 July 2018 - UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, announces today a partnership with Roger Federer, the greatest tennis player of all-time and one of the world’s most influential and universally admired people, as its newest Global Brand Ambassador. The new partnership means that Mr. Federer will represent UNIQLO at all tennis tournaments throughout the year, starting with The Championships, Wimbledon 2018.

Commenting on the announcement, Tadashi Yanai, UNIQLO Founder and Chairman, President & CEO of Fast Retailing, said, “Mr. Federer is one of the greatest champions in history; my respect for him goes beyond sport. Our partnership will be about innovation on and off court. We share a goal of making positive change in the world, and I hope together we can bring the highest quality of life to the greatest number of people. UNIQLO will help Mr. Federer continue taking tennis to new places, while exploring innovations in a number of areas including technology and design with him.”

Mr. Federer said, “I am deeply committed to tennis and to winning championships. But like UNIQLO, I also have great love for life, culture and humanity. We share a strong passion to have a positive impact on the world around us and look forward to combining our creative endeavors.”

UNIQLO enters the partnership inspired by the past accomplishments of Mr. Federer and his previous partners. While respectful of new standards they set together, UNIQLO is not a sports company. UNIQLO describes itself as a life company that creates LifeWear, thoughtful everyday apparel with a practical sense of beauty, and constantly improved through craftsmanship and technology. With today’s announcement, LifeWear has a new champion.

Design
Roger Federer’s game wear for Wimbledon 2018 was designed at the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center, led by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire. Instead of the classic polo shirt or crewneck style collar, UNIQLO reflected Roger Federer’s preference for a short stand-up collar to emphasize a more sophisticated look both on and off court. The design of the shirt and shorts is accented by a burgundy color line - incorporated at the edge of the sleeves and the front panel of the shirt, and down the sides of the shorts - to highlight the company's corporate color, especially at the launch of the partnership.

Highly Functional Dry EX Material Trusted by Top Athletes
Jointly developed by UNIQLO and Toray Industries, Dry EX features a special arched structure that dries faster than ordinary dry function material, preventing the steamy and sticky feeling due to perspiration and keeping a comfortable feel during play. The raised structure is well suited to the strenuous movements of tennis. Highly breathable mesh has been used in areas that accumulate sweat, helping to avoid overheating and allowing the athletes to be at their very best during competition.

The UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador Program
UNIQLO partners with world-leading people to promote its brand and LifeWear globally. Reflecting core UNIQLO values, Global Brand Ambassadors embrace challenge in pursuit of the highest possible achievement. They are universally admired for their integrity and character, and for the optimism, respect and humility they demonstrate to all.

UNIQLO combines the expert professional insight of its Global Brand Ambassadors with its most advanced proprietary technologies, creating apparel that supports human performance at the highest level, while also bringing greater comfort and functionality to the everyday lives of its customers. In addition, UNIQLO works with its brand ambassadors to promote community engagement and development initiatives around the world.

In addition to Roger Federer, the UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassadors today are Kei Nishikori (Tennis), Shingo Kunieda and Gordon Reid MBE (Wheelchair Tennis) and Adam Scott (Golf).

Monday, June 25, 2018

Lung Cancer Awareness Charity Run 2018



What? Lung Cancer Awareness Charity Run 2018
Where? Taman Metropolitan Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
When? 11th November 2018 (Sunday) 7.00 am
How much? RM60 - 280
How far? 3.5, 7km
Organised by? EMPOWERED-The Cancer Advocacy Society of Malaysia


Lung cancer is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Malaysia and worldwide. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer death after breast cancer, accounting for about one out of five malignancies in men and one out of nine in women. Those who smoke have a risk of developing lung cancer that is 10 to 17 times higher than that of non-smokers. Smoking has been shown to be the main risk factor for lung cancer. The risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked per day and the number of years the person has smoked. The risk of lung cancer for non-smokers who are exposed to smoke in the environment (known as second-hand, passive or involuntary smoking), is as much as 30 percent higher than that of those who are not. Basically, everyone is succumb to lung cancer, even for young women and non-smoker.

In spite of the alarming statistics, public awareness of the symptoms, signs and nature of lung cancer was found to be poor. This has been identified as a cause of late presentation of the disease at an inoperable stage in many patients, and also a delay in diagnosis. Thus, Lung Cancer Awarenss Charity Run 2018 with the theme of Love Lung , Love Life is a charity drive organized by EMPOWERED-The Cancer Advocacy Society of Malaysia, with the objectives

1) To raise awareness about the many types of lung cancer, recent evolution in diagnostics, therapeutics and prevention.

2)To work in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote smoke-free public and workplaces.

3)To encourage and educate the public to achieve healthy lungs and active lifestyles.

4)To raise sufficient funds to allow ongoing implementation of our grassroot cancer screening and treatment projects, so as to allow an increasing number of underprivileged communities throughout Malaysia to have their basic right to fight against cancer.

" Besides being just an ordinary run, there will be lucky draw, food truck, performances, exhibition booth and many more interesting activities which will make your weekend into a wonderful and fruitful experience with your beloved friends and family.

Register here-> https://event.howei.com/event/lung-cancer-awareness-charity-run-2018

adidas and Parley for the Oceans are calling on their global communities to unite against marine plastic pollution



Based on the brands’ love of sport and responsibility, adidas and Parley for the Oceans today announced the return of Run For The Oceans, a global running movement that uses the power of sports to raise awareness for the threat of marine plastic pollution.

Through this worldwide initiative, adidas and Parley call on their global communities between June 8 and July 8 to take action and protect the oceans that are increasingly endangered due to man-made issues including pollution, waste and growing consumption. Since 2015, the partners have been working together to prevent plastic entering our oceans, transforming it into performance sportswear crafted from Parley Ocean Plastic™.



Taking the initiative to the next level for 2018, adidas will match every kilometre run with US$ 1 – for the first one million kilometres – to support the Parley Ocean School program, which educates and empowers the next generation of Ocean Guardians through immersive experiences in the environment we are fighting to protect. With in-school program and water sports activities, Parley Ocean School introduces youth to the underwater world, teaching them about the impacts of marine plastic pollution and giving them the tools and inspiration to protect their future with Parley AIR.

Cyrill Gutsch, Founder of Parley for the Oceans said: "Every second breath we take is created by the Oceans. Still, we are killing its life in rapid speed. We are hosting Run for the Oceans with adidas to step out of our routine, to take a deep breath and to reflect on how important the sea is for every one of us. And to show that millions of little steps can make a huge difference for our movement."

To get involved, adidas and Parley are hosting a series of physical runs in several key cities worldwide including Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London, Barcelona, Milan and Shanghai. adidas Running is mobilising the global adidas Runners network to organise weekly running initiatives in 50 adidas Runners communities worldwide.



Andre Maestrini, General Manager, adidas Sports Business Units said: “At adidas, we believe that sport has the power to change lives and the Run For The Oceans movement truly reflects this. We have created a unique global platform that gives everyone the opportunity to impact their lives by joining a collective running movement that fights marine plastic pollution. Seeing the adidas family unite for a shared purpose is what makes the campaign so powerful.”

Runners around the world can also sign up and track their runs on the digital platforms of Runtastic to contribute and help reach one million kilometres, joining adidas ambassadors Shaunae Miller, Tori Bowie and Wayde Van Niekerk among other high-profile athletes in their efforts to spread the message.



Inspired by the fragility of the oceans, adidas Running will reveal limited-release UltraBOOST Parley and UltraBOOST X shoes, fusing performance-oriented footwear technology with progressive eco-innovation. The high-performance, high-purpose products prove adidas’ and Parley’s commitment to tackle the major threats one step at a time. Featuring an energy‐return BOOST™ midsole and 95% Parley Ocean Plastic™ Primeknit upper, each pair prevents approx. 11 plastic bottles from the possibility of entering our oceans.



FW18 ULTRABOOST PARLEY

Retails for MYR850, the silhouettes are available adidas.com.my from June 20 and in the following stores from June 27:
1. adidas Sports Performance KLCC
2. adidas Sports Performance Pavilion
3. adidas Sports Performance The Gardens
4. adidas Sports Performance Midvalley
5. adidas Sports Performance IOI City Mall
6. adidas Sports Performance One Utama
7. adidas Sports Performance Sunway Pyramid
8. adidas Sports Performance Sky Avenue

Everybody in Malaysia can join the movement by downloading the Runtastic app to track each step between June 8 and July 8. To find out more about the Run For The Oceans and sign up, visit: adidas.com.my/Parley.

Follow the conversation at @adidasrunning on:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/adidasrunning
Facebook: www.facebook.com/adidasRunning
Twitter: www.twitter.com/adidasrunning
adidas Runners KL Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/adidasrunnersKL/
Hashtags: #RunForTheOceans, #adidasParley, #UltraBOOST

Friday, June 22, 2018

How to fix running app GPS recording issues on Huawei phones



I am recently a proud owner of Huawei Mate 10 Pro. I am loving the phone but there was one thing that almost drove me insane after taking it out for a run. My first run with my Mate 10.

Out of the box, I just can't seem to get the Nike+ Run Club app to keep running (very punny, right?) in the background. Nike+ recording stops right when the screen turns off, rendering it useless. No map was rendered for my run.




Then, I tried to change the setting of the battery app and gave permission for Auto-launch, Secondary Launch, and Run in background.

Settings> Battery> Launch> Manage Manually



I also went into app settings and assigned ignore battery optimisation.

Settings> Apps & notification> Apps> Settings> Special Access> Ignore Battery Optimisation



It still didn't work properly. The Nike+ app only recorded the points where I turned on the screen to check the distance. Therefore, my run was tracked in straight lines! But, well at least, I got a map....albeit the pace was totally out. Pace 17? I must be slower than a snail. LOL!



Then, my friend, Chief Chapree @ Low Yat with some help from Terry @ Huawei (Thanks guys!!) threw me a lifeline. They pointed out that my phone's firmware was the old version and I should get it update. After updating the firmware from version 119 to 138....



Viola...My Nike+ Run Club works fine! (Insert happy tears here)



So, I learned a couple of things about my new Huawei Mate 10 Pro phone.

In order to preserve battery life, the battery saving settings on Huawei phones can force quit the GPS at any time, which means that the running apps like Nike+ cannot continue to record your activity. There is a reason why the battery is so good. The phone is basically shutting down when idle.

Try these tips when recording with a Huawei phone:

1) Make sure your firmware is the latest.
2) In the battery settings, give permission for Auto-launch, Secondary Launch, and Run in background.
3) In the application settings, assigned ignore battery optimisation for the running app.

Now that everything is sorted, let go for a run. :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Media Release - 40th Gold Coast Marathon attracts record international entries



Gold Coast, 19 June 2018 - A record number of runners from overseas will arrive in Queensland next week for the 40th Gold Coast Marathon, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones announced today.

With still over a week remaining until entries close, over 4,000 runners from 46 overseas countries have registered for the event to be held on 30 June – 1 July 2018.

“To have a record number of runners visiting from overseas is a testament to the standard of events we have on the Gold Coast,” Ms Jones said.

“Events like the IAAF Gold Label Gold Coast Marathon showcase the region to international visitors and provide an opportunity to participate in a world-class event in one of the most sought-after tourism destinations on the planet.

“Interest in this event is at fever pitch, with the 42km race sold out and other races selling quickly. We expect to attract more than 7500 international competitors including family and supporters - this will give the Gold Coast tourism industry a great boost.

“With a late surge of entries anticipated, the event is expecting to generate more than 90,000 visitor nights and up to $27 million – a record economic impact.

“This is another great legacy of the Commonwealth Games.”

Ms Jones highlighted the record number of entries from Greater China and South East Asia as major contributing factors to the overall unparalleled international numbers.

“The appeal of this event to runners from China is at an all-time high, luring more than double the number of entries last year,” Ms Jones said.

“We had one participant from China in 2010 and we have well over 500 this year. Record participation in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia also shows the appeal of this event in Asia.

“Best-ever numbers are also coming from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, while Japan continues to provide the most number of visiting international runners.

“It’s highly likely New Zealand will reach a record number this year too.”

Ms Jones said the global media exposure of the Gold Coast Marathon has contributed to the increased profile of the event and the Gold Coast.

The 2017 television highlights program was broadcast to an estimated two billion viewers resulting in significant international exposure.

“Television coverage of the Gold Coast Marathon last year generated 1700 hours of air time with a potential reach into 900 million households across 93 countries,” Ms Jones said.

“In addition, the live stream of the Gold Coast Marathon is available around the world, complementing the significant global audience engaged on social media.

“Not only are media partnerships raising the profile of the marathon but also of the Gold Coast as a destination for major events.

“We will also host more than 50 media representatives from Japan, greater China and southeast Asia this year.”

The Gold Coast Marathon is organised by Events Management Queensland, a major event management company wholly owned by the Queensland Government as part of Tourism and Events Queensland.

Events Management Queensland Chairman Kerry Watson said he is delighted with the growing international interest in the Gold Coast Marathon.

“Targeted long-term marketing strategies in collaboration with Tourism and Events Queensland, Gold Coast Airport, City of Gold Coast, Gold Coast Tourism and major sponsors have resulted in unprecedented participation numbers from overseas markets,” Mr Watson said.

“The growth we are seeing today is based on the platform we’ve laid for even more visitors to come and experience the Gold Coast Marathon both this year and in future years.

“Our strategies, combined with the celebratory occasion of the 40th edition, as well as the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games have attracted significant attention to this destination, and we plan to ensure the Gold Coast Marathon adds value to that focus on the Gold Coast for many years to come.”

This 40th annual Gold Coast Marathon will be held on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July.

Entries for all races on the program close on Friday 29 June.

Overseas countries ranked by participants

  1. Japan
  2. China*
  3. Hong Kong*
  4. New Zealand
  5. Singapore *
  6. Taiwan*
  7. Malaysia*
  8. USA
  9. Indonesia*
  10. Macau*
*indicates a record number in 2018

Percentage growth on last year
  • Macau +127%
  • China +125%
  • Indonesia +91%
  • Malaysia +82%
  • Hong Kong +69%
  • New Zealand +26%
  • Taiwan +21%
  • Japan +18%
  • Singapore +2%

The 40th edition Gold Coast Marathon will feature eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, Garmin 4km Junior Dash and Garmin 2km Junior Dash.

Visit goldcoastmarathon.com.au for more information.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Celebrate the Kool-est Raya ever in Sunway Lagoon



Arguably the biggest festive season in Malaysia, Hari Raya is celebrated extravagantly by all Malaysians. Joining the celebration, Sunway Lagoon welcomes guests to its ‘Kool Raya’ campaign from 15 – 24 June 2018 to celebrate the Kool-est Raya ever!

Guests will be greeted with the Kool Raya Welcoming Dance and Sunway Lagoon’s Captain Quack and Lady Quack who will flaunt their wacky Joget Lambak moves! A total of 3,000 Raya packets with vouchers will be given out to all visitors from 15 – 17 June 2018 and one (1) lucky winner will walk away with a surprise FAMFun package voucher worth RM368 every day!

Head on to the Raya Bazaar at the Surf Beach from 12pm – 4pm during the ten-day celebration to indulge in Raya delicacies (Lemang and Ketupat), and partake in a series of fun games and activities such as the Giant Jenga, Anyam Ketupat, 4D Twister, Henna Mehndi and the Tornado Blast Challenge that promises a whirlwind of fun. Look out for exciting rewards including Malindo roundtrip flight tickets to Medan and Sunway Lagoon ticket discount vouchers.

Younger theme park goers will have their share of fun as they get the opportunity to take a photo with Baby Shark cut-out characters at the PinkFong Baby Shark Bash. Cool things up further and receive a pair of Kool Shades upon purchase of a Baby Shark Combo Meal or PinkFong Baby Shark Ice Cream! There will be special appearances by everyone’s favourite Nickelodeon characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Boots.

Sean Choo, General Manager of Sunway Lagoon commented, “Sunway Lagoon is bringing the traditional and modern elements of Raya together to cater to all ages so there is a feeling of nostalgia and also new experiences to look forward to. The festive season is all about spending quality time with loved ones and this is our way of inviting our guests to a whole new celebration of Hari Raya! With the multiple thrilling and relaxing rides and attractions, variety of wildlife to learn about, meet and greet sessions with television characters, with the exciting in-park shows we have in store, we assure that our guests will bring home great memories to be cherished.”

Visitors can also indulge in several photo opportunities at the many unique and unconventional festive decorations around the park, such as the Glowing Hari Raya Cube @ the Piazza – a cool version of a Hari Raya greeting card. Visitors can also observe a classic Hari Raya Open House @ the Carousel, which will be set inside a rumah kampung in full festive merriment.

Enjoy 40% off published admission rates when you purchase your tickets with Maybank QR Pay or buy online the special holiday school packages, FAMFun (2 Adult 2 Child) at RM368 or 4-To-Go (4 Adult) at RM 432.

Visit Sunway Lagoon today and flaunt your Best Day Ever pictures during Raya on your social platforms and hashtag #SLKoolRaya and #SunwayLagoonMY.
More information about Sunway Lagoon can be obtained online at www.sunwaylagoon.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SunwayLagoonMalaysia.

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