Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Selangor Story Day 1 : I Found Love At i-City

This is my official post for Part 1 of 6 blog series for My Selangor Story blogging competition organised by Tourism Selangor.

I need your votes for this contest. Please click HERE and give me lots of HEARTS.

The day finally arrived on 23 September, when all top 30 finalists from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia came together in Selangor for a "showdown". I would like to take the opportunity to thanks all readers who have voted for me in the first stage of the blogging competition. Because of your votes, I made it to the top 30! (Insert applause here!)

Since I am staying in Selangor, I don't have the opportunity to be flown to Selangor. But the ironic thing is that somehow I still have to make it to the old Subang Airport, the designated meeting place at 3pm on that day. LOL!

No flight for me. Just a RM1 Rapid Bus ride from my home, Sunway to Skypark Terminal in Subang.

It has been ages since I last came to this airport. I was surprise to see a beautiful building, far from what I remembered this place to be.

The interior is as beautiful as the exterior with many upgrades and new facilities. FYI, the Skypark Terminal is the home for FireFly, the official airlines for My Selangor Story.

My one woman welcome team from Firefly, Aishah! She was the first person I met at the airport.

I was wrong about Aishah being the one woman welcome team. She had some support from the pilots, cabin crews and En. Raja Sa’adi (Head of PR & Marketing) too!

While waiting for the rest of the participants to arrived we were treated to lovely afternoon tea served by the generous people at Kapitan Kopitiam. I love the kuihs downed with a cuppa of piping hot teh tarik!

The official photographer for the afternoon coxing everyone to place for the group shot.

Ten! Ten! Ten!.....

For the group photo session, we were given a very funky bright orange jersey each from FireFly!

From the airport, we were taken by coach to a local hotel in Shah Alam.

Some "gift" from Tourism Selangor....:)

After freshing up, we attended a briefing session by the organiser of the blogging contest and received a camera each to take pictures during our 6D 5N trip around Selangor, thanks to the kind people from Pentax Malaysia.

I got myself a Pentax Optio WS80. I will be posting my video taken with this baby in my next post! It is water proof! Woohoo! :)

Our first Selangor tour destination on the first day was...i-City.

It was my second time there in i-City. I was in i-City in December last year during the Larian Rakyat. Read about it HERE and HERE.

This is Mr. Eu, the CEO of i-City giving us some insights on the concept and development of this intergrated intelligent place.

According to him, i-City is a RM2.0 Billion commercial development on a 7.2 acre freehold site, masterplanned s an integratd ICT-based commnunity.

It comprises of corporate towers, shopping mall office suites, data centre hub, innovation centre, hotels and....a "brilliant" park.

Yes...Ourdoor steamboat dinner with the brilliantly lit i-City park as the background.The park is first of its kind; a showcase of LED technology complete with a giant LED screen - it's like an outdoor cinema!

Let's talk about the lights after dinner.... :)

Before....

After....Heheh! (Insert burp here!)

The scrumptious dinner was brought to us by Tasty Pot Steamboat Restaurant.

After dinner, we were given about an hour to explore the place. Armed with my tripod, I made a quick run around that area and shot as if I was having a machine gun! The night scenery is simply breathtaking!

I fell in love with this place. I literally found LOVE in i-City...:) (See photo below)

The above photo is not in anyway digitally altered. As I was looking around for nice composition, the shape of one of that particular tree above caught my eyes! And it is in red too! A red heart = LOVE. :)

i-City dubbed City of Digital Lights is lit up by millions of LED lights set against lush greens and beautiful themed sculptures. A perfect place to unwind and get enchanted by the lights.

One hour is not enough for me to explore this place. I will definitely be back to i-City.

Some quick runwitme's travel tips to i-City:

1. Bring your tripod!

2. Wear comfy shoes. You need to walk a lot!

3. Enjoy the super fast internet connection. They don't call it a Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) City for nothing!

Location: Shah Alam, Selangor

Contact: 603-5521 8800

Opening Hours: No closing time for the park. Light display is turned on from 7pm-4am.

Website: http://i-city.my

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/icity

The next place to visit was Uptown Shah Alam, a night shopping destination!

Our arrival was announced by the DJ near the stage. Visitors to Uptown Shah Alam can show off their vocal prowess on the karaoke stage.

I am plesantly suprised when I was presented with a Company Profile of Uptown Shah Alam. Wow! Even "pasar malam" or night bazaar has a company profile.

Later the CEO of Uptown Shah Alam, En. Aizul Hisham bin Mohd Dom took gave us a briefing on how he started the business. I was really inspired by HIS SELANGOR STORY!

He told us how his father used to peddle various small items at "funfair". Now, his business has grown with estimated RM1,000,000 turnover annually!

And he told his story while carrying his little daughter! What a doting father, eh? :)

The Shah Alam Uptown is currently home to 400 business lots, selling a vast array of mechandise. Public amenities such as prayer hall, toilets and parking lots are provided. Let's check out some of the items found at Uptown Shah Alam....

Stuff for women.

Stuff for men.

F&B stalls.

Stall that sells money to make money... :)

Stalls that sell furry animals.

Stalls that sell furry toys.

They even have a hairdressing saloon, with a well known spokeperson. :)

My...You can even buy a car here....!

Not only a car....If you have the money, you can buy a house at Uptown! They even thrown in a free scooter during the promotion period! Mighty impressive stuff you can buy here, eh?

Well, you have car and house. What about love? ;)

I am totally dazzled by the amount of merchadise sold at Uptown Shah Alam. You can get almost anything here, from as small as a coin to as big as a house!

We also found time to check out a little magic shop.

Watch the magic show here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laO7cLkG5zU

Some quick runwitme's travel tips to Uptown Shah Alam:

1. Bargain! Bargain! Bargain!

2. Enjoy the karaoke at the stage.

3. Be mindful of your personal belonging.

Location: Kompleks Muhibbah,Persiara Sultan,Sesyen 24, Shah Alam, Malaysia, 40300

Contact: 03-55104926

Opening Hours: 7:00pm to 3:00am (Mon-Sat); 7:00am to 3:00pm (Sun)

Website: http://www.uptownshahalam.com.my

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uptownshahalam

To end my post for the first day, I leave you with some pictures I have taken at the i-City.

ENJOY!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

10 Free Entries for Genting Trailblazer Cross Country Run worth RM108 each for Grab!

Good news! We heard Resort World Genting is giving away 10 seats for the upcoming Genting Trailblazer Cross Country Run worth RM108 each!

If you want a chance to join the run, just answer two simple questions:

1. Name 5 sponsors for the Genting Trailblazer International Cross Country Run this year?

2. Why do you want to participate in the Genting ...Trailblazer International Cross Country Run?

E-mail your answers to publicrelations@rwgenting.com. The first 10 correct entries will win. Good luck!

For more info, please click http://www.gentingtrailblazer.com/cross_country.htm

Source: http://www.facebook.com/ResortsWorldGenting

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

October Thrill Challenge aka Adrenalin Junkies Is Back @ Genting Highlands

It's back and I can't join this year...(Insert frustrated scream here!) I have bigger things to do on 10.10.10 but those with balls of steel and and nothing to do on that date may want to give this a try!

What? October Thrill Challenge 2010

Where? Genting Higland Theme Park

When? 10 Oct 2010

Who? Organised by Resort World Genting Highlands

Why? To if you got the balls to complete the challenge!

How? Submit your particulars (a team of two) to themepark.info@rwgenting.com.

More info? http://www.rwgenting.com/

Check out my last year's experience below. http://runwitme.blogspot.com/2009/11/adrenalin-junkie-challenge-genting.html

Watch the video HERE:

Malacca Coastal Charity Fun Run 2010

What? Malacca Coastal Charity Fun Run 2010 (6km)

Where? Coastal Road, Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka.

When? 26 Dec 2010 at 7.30am

Who? Organised by Pemuda MCA Negeri Melaka

Why? To raise fund for Joy Workshop, a non-profit organization for people with learning difficulties.

How much? RM25

How? For more information and registration, please click http://www.melakacharityrun.org/index.html

Check out the goodies! (Insert excited squeal here!)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nike City 10K KL Set To Conquer The Street (Media Launch)

WAKE UP FEET! It's time to train for the Nike City 10K!

What? Nike City 10K Run Media Launch

Where? Nike Store, Pavilion, KL

When? 21 Set 2010 (9:30am)

Who? Celebrity Azura Zainal, Sarah Lian, Burn and Adi Fashla (ERA FM).

Nike Malaysia had officially launched the race route for the Nike 10K Kuala Lumpur on the morning of 21 Sept. The run is slated to take place on 10 October 2010.

The Nike City 10K will be hosted by 22 countries across the globe, with Malaysia and Singapore carrying the banner for South East Asia.

On the race day, Kuala Lumpur will witness more than 9,000 young runners racing through major streets in the city including Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Ampang and Jalan Sultan Ismail in their bid to be crowned city champions.

Panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur and an engaging en route entertainment featuring top Malaysian acts including Bunkface, Estranged, Popshuvit and One Buck Short await runners who have registered for the inaugural city race.

With race participants given the option of choosing between a 5km or 10km route, Nike Malaysia is organizing a series of training runs to help these young runners commit their kilometers as they prepare for the upcoming race.

Open to public, the Nike Training Run Series will take place at select locations across the city and is designed to train runners to build stamina for long distance races. Coupled with tips from running experts, participants will also have the opportunity to trial the latest Nike running shoes.

The media was invited to kick off the Nike 10K training run by a run around Pavilion alongside the celebrities. We get to try on the Nike LunarGlide+2.

Unfortunately, we don't get the chance to keep the shoes....It is really a nice pair of shoes. :(

After changing to our running gear and laced up the Nike LunarGlide+2, we made our way down from the Nike Store to the ground floor.

The run was led by two top Semenyih Runners (Orange Nike vest)

Warm up session....led by Jamie Pang.

WE RUN THIS CITY!

Life is hard being a paparazzi for runners. LOL! Seen here - Wai Ting (pink T) from Voize.my and Yum, Ronnie See's official photographer.

The leading pack making it back to Pavilion.

Warm down....led by Jamie Pang.

Group pic.

We were provided with wet cool towel to refresh ourselves. Thanks Nike! Very thoughful of you!

Waiting to the press con to start.

The emcee.

Menaha Nadaraja, Country Marketing Manager, Nike Malaysia.

According to Mehana, “The Nike City 10K Kuala Lumpur underscores Nike Malaysia’s commitment to the running community in Malaysia and it serves to inculcate the passion of running amongst Malaysian youth. The Nike Training Run series that we launched today is part of our outreach program to educate new runners on how to run the right way and to dispel myths that running is a difficult sport to pick up.”

Wan Ozairi, Nike Product Specialist giving a presentation of the latest Nike running shoes.

Jamie Pang (Again! LOL!) This fler is everywhere! He gave a short talk on "How To Prepare Yourself and Run a 10km Race". Check out his entry on the media launch HERE.

After that, the official race Tee was unveiled. Check out the funky Official Race T HERE.

FYI, Jamie Pang will be leading the Nike Training Run series, to prepare runners for the Nike City 10K.

So, it's time to wake up and smell the coffee happy feet!

You can join the below Nike Training Run series by calling 012-6729350:

22 Sep – Nike Pavilion, 3K, 5pm

23 Sep – TTDI Park, 3K, 5pm

25 Sep – Nike Pavilion, 5K, 8:30am

26 Sep – TTDI Park, 5K, 5pm

28 Sep – Nike Pavilion, 7K, 5pm

30 Sep – TTDI Park, 7K, 5pm

2 Oct – Nike Pavilion, 10K, 8:30am

3 Oct – TTDI Park, 10K, 5pm

5 Oct – Nike Pavilion, 5K, 5pm

Watch the summary of the event in the video. FYI, the background music is Revolusi by Bunkface - one of the hottest bands in the country that will be performing at Nike City 10K.

ENJOY!

Watch KL Team celebrities trash talk Singapore HERE.

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