Thursday, November 23, 2017
Put on your walking shoes, get the family together, and take a leisurely Sunday stroll this coming 3rd December 2017 at the inaugural GSC Popcorn Walk! The popcorn-themed carnival, which will be held at Central Park, Bandar Utama, will give families and participants a chance to sample a variety of delicious popcorn, while taking in the atmosphere from Pixar Animation Studios’ latest animated film, Disney/Pixar’s Coco.
Jointly organized with The Walt Disney Company, the GSC Popcorn Walk brings to life the festivities seen in Disney/Pixar’s Coco in all its colour, costumes, and culture. There will be a host of activities for all ages including fun-filled carnival games, piñatas, and even live music performances by a mariachi band.
Additionally, there is also a dedicated section for fans of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen, coinciding with the release of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure – a 21-minute featurette that will precede the screening of Disney/Pixar’s Coco. Attendees at the GSC Popcorn Walk will be able to catch the film and featurette at GSC 1 Utama, after the conclusion of the GSC Popcorn Walk on the same day.
“The GSC Popcorn Walk is the first event-of-its-kind in Malaysia, as well as our first as Malaysia’s leading cinema exhibitor. By partnering with Disney, we are able to bring the world of Coco to life for movie-goers, and give families an opportunity to bond over a shared activity, whether it is walking around the park together or sampling our range of Shake Shake Popcorn,” said Mr. Lionel Loh, Senior Marketing Manager, Golden Screen Cinemas.
“This initiative falls in line with our commitment to innovate and offer customers an enriching cinema experience. Beyond events like the GSC Popcorn Walk, we will be investing into other family-oriented offerings at our cinemas in the near future, which includes movie ticket promotional deals, as well as concession bundles for the entire family to enjoy,” he added.
From today until 30th November 2017, customers may purchase tickets to the event at RM25 for adults and RM15 for children. Senior citizens and the disabled (OKU) are also entitled to purchase tickets at RM15.
Upon purchasing their tickets, participants can redeem a goodie bag, which includes an event T-shirt, Disney/Pixar’s Coco movie merchandise, a popcorn combo voucher, wrist tag, and Disney/Pixar’s Coco movie ticket. All attendees will also qualify for a special lucky draw on the event day with prizes including a holiday trip and ZTE smartphone. Redemptions can be made on 3rd December at the event venue.
For more information, please visit GSC’s website www.gsc.com.my or GSC’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/GSCinemas.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
McMillan Woods would like to sponsor 500 runners for the MRCA Charity Run 2017, 26 Nov 2017 7am at the Sky Park @ OneCity, Subang Jaya.
500 slots will be given out based on first come first serve.
1. Registration method:
(i) Fill up the registration form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(ii) Fill up the following details and whatsapp to +6010 226 4693 (CK)
Emergency contact person.:
Name on BIB.:
2. Registration will be done through their firm, mainly due to monetary sponsorship comes from them. Thus, they are able to sponsor runners to participate in the event. Participants should expect a confirmation email at their email address soonest possible depending on how fast the firm can process the registration.
3. Race kit collection will be at their office, McMillan Woods at 305 Block E, Phileo Damansara 1, 9, Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan Damansara, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia from Friday & Saturday - 10am to 6pm.
4. Runner who wish to contribute to the event, do contact CK personally for further instructions at +6010 226 4693 (CK)
5. Any further details required, please refer to the official registration page.: http://www.racexasia.com/event/mrca-charity-run-2017/
UPDATE: ALL 500 SLOTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN. Email will ONLY be sent out to those selected for the run
Thursday, November 16, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, 3 November 2017 – Malaysians’ shared love of nasi lemak may just be the thing that will help to end AIDS in this country. At least that is what the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) hopes to achieve with its latest project.
Continuing its time-honoured tradition of dinner galas and high society fundraisers, the MAF is set to bring an all-new fine dining experience to the proverbial table.
Nostalgia Nasi Lemak, a nasi lemak-themed charity dinner celebrating the eponymous dish, will offer a first-of-its-kind dinner experience steeped in the nostalgic heritage of Malaysia’s most iconic dish while elevating it to fine dining status – all in support of the fight to end AIDS.
“The idea is to unite people over everyone’s favourite dish while shedding light on a timely issue that affects everyone, specifically the HIV/AIDS situation among women,” said Dato’ Maznah Abdul Jalil, Honorary Treasurer, MAF.
“The trend of new HIV infections among women is showing no signs of slowing down, despite a 50 per cent reduction in overall new cases in the past decade,” she explained.
More alarmingly, housewives – a social group whose HIV risk was previously thought to be extremely low – constituted one-third of the total 12,578 reported female infections.
“Women face heightened levels of HIV risk simply for being who they are. Gender inequality, shame, stigma, and poverty push women away from otherwise readily available lifesaving HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support,” she added.
Taking a leaf out of Betty Saw’s cookbook
Puan Sri Betty Saw (right) dedicates proceeds of the second edition of her 2013 best-selling cookbook Everything Nasi Lemak to the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) for its women's HIV treatment, care, and support programmes. With Dato' Maznah Abdul Jalil, Honorary Treasurer, MAF.
Nostalgia Nasi Lemak features a multi-course nasi lemak menu especially curated by Puan Sri Betty Saw. She is one of Malaysia’s most influential celebrity chefs and food consultants and the author of more than 20 cookbooks on Malaysian culinary delights. Her newspaper column, From Betty Saw’s Kitchen, has inspired many to open cafes and restaurants using recipes from her books.
In fact, the charity dinner will commemorate the official launch of Everything Nasi Lemak, the second edition of her 2013 best-selling cookbook featuring 75 kitchen-tested side dish recipes – from Nyonya Beef Rendang and Potted Fish Otak-otak to Mushroom Egg Roll and Ayam Pandan – to complement its star attraction, nasi lemak.
“Nasi lemak is called the national dish for a very good reason. Despite our ethnic and cultural differences, most, if not all, Malaysians will agree that nasi lemak is their most beloved local dish,” said Saw.
“I have yet to come across any Malaysian who does not love it.”
She further remarked, “It is this spirit of oneness that inspired me to dedicate this book to a worthy cause.”
Like the accompanying dinner, proceeds from the book will benefit MAF treatment, care, and support programmes for HIV-impacted women such as psychosocial counselling, health literacy, livelihood support, and vocational skills building.
“It is unacceptable that women living with HIV remain largely hidden and continue to suffer in silence. As AIDS enters its third decade in Malaysia, it is time to break the silence and empower our women to speak up. I hope my cookbook, through the efforts of the MAF, will give women a voice and a choice, in and out of the kitchen.”
The Swiss-Garden partnership
Stepping up to the plate on this charitable endeavour is Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur. Offering full sponsorship of the charity dinner, Nostalgia Nasi Lemak will mark the beginning of a long-term social responsibility partnership between Swiss-Garden International Hotels, Resorts & Inns and the MAF.
“We have seen first-hand the scale and impact of MAF’s work in effecting meaningful change in the lives of people affected by HIV/AIDS,” said Izudin Merican, Group General Manager, Swiss-Garden International Hotels, Resorts & Inns.
From left: Bryan Teo, Director of Sales & Marketing, Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur; Dato' Maznah Abdul Jalil, Honorary Treasurer, Malaysian AIDS Foundation; and Puan Sri Betty Saw.
“Our growth as a business is measured by the impact that we create on the community we serve. The most significant impact that our business can create is helping communities led by the MAF end what is widely considered the biggest threat to public health.
“To this end, we will collaborate with the MAF by providing a platform at all our participating properties for raising funds and increasing awareness, as well as supporting community-driven initiatives towards the common goal of ending AIDS,” he added.
Nostalgia Nasi Lemak Highlights
Adding resonance to the plight of HIV-impacted women, Nostalgia Nasi Lemak will be officiated by YB Dato' Sri Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development.
It also promises to be a star-studded affair featuring Red Ribbon Celebrity Supporters the likes of Bob Yusof whose recent comeback on a reality singing show made headlines. Joanne Kam, Malaysia’s undisputed Queen of Comedy, is slated for a cameo appearance. The full celebrity lineup will be announced as soon as details emerge.
Nostalgia Nasi Lemak will be held on Monday, 20 November 2017 at the Grand Hibiscus Ballroom, Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur. Tables are priced at RM10,000, RM5,000, and RM3,000, all of which are eligible for tax exemption. Contact Ahmad Arif at 012-9594596 email@example.com or Hafsah Nizar at 019-4413577 firstname.lastname@example.org for details and reservations.
Singapore, 15 November 2018 – Registration for the marathon category at Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2017 (SCSM 2017) has officially closed with more than 12,500 participants, a 20% year-on-year increase from 2016. The Half-marathon and 10km expected to sell out very soon.
Commenting on the increased demand in the full distance, Geoff Meyer, Managing Director of IRONMAN Asia said “This year, we’ve had numerous initiatives like pacer runs, the women’s squad, and clinics to educate and empower runners to trade up. It’s very encouraging to see that these have led to the marathon category selling out for the first time in many years, and less than 200 places remaining in the half marathon. In addition, the introduction of the new route with iconic Singapore landmarks and added entertainment have led to the marathon going truly international, attracting close to 50,000 runners of 126 nationalities.”
Runners who have booked their spaces at this years’ marathon can look forward to completely new routes which will take runners through some of Singapore’s iconic heritage locations such as Little India, Chinatown and the Downtown Core.
Over the years, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon has developed significantly in size, stature and race experience, attracting an average of close to 50,000 runners yearly. Among the registrants, 48% of those participating in the marathon category are non-Singaporean, with 37% coming from across Asia.
“These numbers show the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is one of the most attractive races in the region. As a city, Singapore has a lot to offer runners, and we’re working towards delivering a top-class experience for everyone at the race this year.” Added Geoff.
Into its 16th year, Singapore’s only International Association of Athletics Federations Gold Label event will double as the National Championships this year, as it bids to join the Abbott World Marathon Majors.
Runners still looking to sign up for the Half Marathon and 10km categories are urged to do so quickly at www.singaporemarathon.com as the categories currently have less than 200, and 400 slot respectively. Standard Chartered Cardholders will enjoy 15% off registration fee across all categories.
For more information, visit: www.singaporemarathon.com
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Friday, November 10, 2017
Kuala Lumpur, 6 November 2017 – Some of the world’s best triathletes will convene in Langkawi, Malaysia on 11 November 2017 to race at the 5th edition of IRONMAN® Malaysia, as announced today by IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company.
Fredrik Croneborg – who won his first IRONMAN race in Malaysia last year with a time of 8h39min12sec – is back to Langkawi in 2017 hoping to take the trophy home again. The 36 year-old Swedish triathlete shared his excitement to be back to Langkawi this year “IRONMAN Malaysia is my favorite race. I’ve raced all around the world but Malaysia is where I perform at my best and if feels special because I got my first IRONMAN win here. Langkawi is also one of the nicest destination for holidays and I will keep coming back, even after my racing career. Starting as a defending champion, it's impossible to improve my ranking, but I feel better prepared this year. I hope I can improve my timing from last year and hopefully retain my title.”
In the professional female category, Diana Riesler from Germany will be the most expected contender for the win on Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa finish line after winning the three previous editions of IRONMAN Malaysia in 2014, 2015 and 2016. “IRONMAN Langkawi was my first ever IRONMAN race in 2008 as an amateur and I promised myself to come back to race again here as a professional. I returned in 2014 as a professional athlete and bagged my first IRONMAN win. The tropical climate and the hospitality of local supporters make it really special. I’m excited to race in Langkawi again and fight for another win on November 11.”
“We are delighted to have our two defending champions Fredrik Croneborg and Diana Riesler back to Langkawi this year. They are both exceptional triathletes and an inspiration for all the age-group athletes who will be racing here on 11 November.” said Geoff Meyer, Asia Managing Director for IRONMAN. “The amazing response from the IRONMAN community shows that Langkawi is one of the preferred locations to race and we are looking forward to another great race this year.”
The full list of professional triathletes racing at IRONMAN Malaysia can be downloaded here
This year’s event in Langkawi will host over 1,800 athletes shared between IRONMAN Malaysia and IRONMAN® 70.3® Langkawi. More than 70% of registered athletes are coming from over 50 different countries. The Top 4 countries are Japan, Singapore, Australia and Philippines.
2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi will be an age group race only offering 30 qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.
2017 IRONMAN Malaysia will offer a $25,000 USD professional prize purse and 50 age-group qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN® World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States of America.
2017 IRONMAN Malaysia and 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi races are part of the 2018 Asia TriClub Qualifier Series.
IRONKIDS race will be held on November 10, for kids aged between 4 and 17, taking part in 3 distances; 500m, 1km and 1.5km dash along Cenang Beach, sharing the IRONMAN finisher’s arch with kids able to experience the same finish line as their heroes at the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa.
The IRONMAN Sports and Lifestyle Expo will take place from November 8-12 at Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC), featuring booths by sports and lifestyle exhibitors as well as the IRONMAN official merchandise.
The 2017 IRONMAN Malaysia Langkawi is supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME), a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia; Kedah State, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), and Naturally Langkawi.
For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com.
In tandem with the global trend towards embracing the digital lifestyle, Malaysia’s leading total travel specialist, Mayflower Group, a unit of Warisan TC Holdings Berhad, officially launched its online platform called Mayflower.com.my today.
Mayflower.com.my is set to be Southeast Asia’s most powerful and comprehensive travel portal by leveraging on Mayflower Holiday’s extensive global tourist-industry network, which has been built over five decades. Developed to be user-friendly yet feature-packed with great deals and offers, this home-grown online portal allows users to book air tickets, accommodations, and transportation as well as bundle packages online.
Mayflower.com.my is also unique in the way that it offers professional travel agents and tour operators the capability of securing the best deals while making travel arrangements for their clients.
The launch of Mayflower.com.my was officiated by Mr. Tan Keng Meng; Chief Executive Officer of Warisan TC Holdings Berhad; alongside Mr. Chin Ten Hoy, Chief Executive Officer of Mayflower Group and Mr. Cheah Kwan Cheong, Chief Technology Officer of Mayflower.
At the launch event, Mr. Chin said, “Since ‘Go Live’ in June 2017, Mayflower.com.my has enjoyed a rapidly increasing following. We started by offering only flight tickets and accommodations. We then expanded our services to include ground packages, entrance tickets, and tour activities."
“Currently, Mayflower.com.my features access to over eighty airlines, connecting to over 5,000 destinations worldwide; 380,000 hotels; as well as more than 2,000 holiday packages across the globe.”
“Moving forward, Mayflower.com.my will expand its offerings further by including airport transfer, cruises and rail passes. We will also continue to offer more special interest packages such as golf and dive vacations.”
“In addition, we will also be rolling out Mayflower mobile application to enhance our customers' overall experience. This app will allow customers to manage their travel bookings ‘under one roof’, eliminating the hassle of engaging with multiple platforms, online or offline” he explained.
“All in all, the global tourism industry continues to be disrupted by new innovations utilising the Internet and mobile telecommunications technologies. Mayflower Holidays’ strategic pivot towards the digital platform is both timely and practical, given our long established presence in this industry as well as our extensive network of tour operators, agents and business partners across the globe.” Chin concluded.
Mayflower.com.my partners with reputable business associates around the world to provide consumers the best travel deal in terms of timing, pricing, and quality. The right online tools and resources to help them to choose for the best. The online portal also features crisp photos of the recommended hotels as well as detailed overviews of the hotel and amenities nearby; easy user interface and in-depth flight information to the destination of choice.
Making it easier for consumers to plan their ideal gateway via air; land or water, Mayflower.com.my provides a broad range of exciting activities and attractions packages, ranging from the adventurous, practical, family friendly to romantic. There is something for everyone!
In conjunction with the launch of Mayflower.com.my, Mayflower Group has also prepared a myriad of exciting activities and promotions at the Mayflower Travel Carnival. The carnival is held at the Ground Floor, South Court of Mid Valley Megamall from now until 12 November 2017. Consumers will be spoilt for choice as the carnival offers exclusive deals of up to 20% off on all airlines fare, 80% off on hotels, 50% off during golden hour sales, and one-hour special RM11 offers.
Mayflower Travel Carnival is supported by TC Euro Cars Sdn. Bhd. (Official Partner), CHUBB (Official Travel Insurance Partner), GoAsiaPlus (Official Travel Magazine), TravelFlan (Official Online Travel Concierge Partner), Aforadio.com (Official Online Radio), Tripadvisor (Official Content Partner), and the Seoul Metropolitan Government (the exclusive joint marketing partner of Mayflower Holidays in Malaysia).
As added incentive, the travel specialist is rewarding its customers with an amazing five-month contest called ‘Buy, Travel & Win’ (#BTW). All one needs to do is make travel plans via Mayflower.com.my from now until 31 March 2018 to be in the running to take home jaw-dropping prizes worth a total of RM288,888. These prizes include a Renault Captur as Grand Prize, courtesy of TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd as well as flight tickets and staycation at five-star hotels to be drawn monthly.
Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia strongly supports Mayflower Travel Carnival and the official launch of mayflower.com.my.
For more information, please visit www.Mayflower.com.my
Monday, November 06, 2017
The world’s largest duathlon in the Powerman series, returns to Dataran Putrajaya, Malaysia on 4 March 2018 with 4,000 global athletes expected to compete for the prestigious Asia Championship title. E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, the promoter and organiser of the race, said that this would be the largest and most competitive duathlon race in Malaysia, the region and the world.
Powerman, the pinnacle of duathlon competition globally, is the platform for ardent runners and cyclists to master both disciplines. The run-bike-run race format held in Putrajaya last March broke its own Malaysia Book of Records figure with over 3,500 participants registered and competed in the race.
“Duathletes in Malaysia and the Asia region is growing significantly. This is evident with the increasing number of multi-sport athletes, especially runners and cyclists who come out to compete at the Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships – Malaysia. We will continue our efforts to provide a quality platform for participants to compete, and ultimately grow the running and cycling industry in across the region,” said Andrew Ching, Chief Executive Officer of E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd.
The Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships – Malaysia comprises of four categories – Individual Classic and Team Relay Classic (10km – 60km – 10km), and the Individual Short and Team Relay Short (5km – 30km – 5km) and will be held on Sunday, 4 March 2018.
Andrew added that the Asia Championship also promotes duathlon at the grassroots level. “PowerKIDS is a programme catered for children between the age of 5 and 12. We believe that by building their foundation in these two disciplines, we will be developing a stronger multi-sport community in the long run.”
PowerKIDS will be categorized into three aged groups – 5 to 7 years old (0.4km – 1km – 0.4km), 8 to 10 years old (0.8km – 2km – 0.8km), and 11 to 12 years old (1.2km – 3 km – 1.2km) and will be held on Saturday, 3 March 2018.
World ranked Number 2 male elite and two-time champion at the Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships, Thomas Bruins from the Netherlands, has confirmed his return to the 2018 edition, aiming for a hat-trick at the Asia Championship.
“I love competing in Malaysia. The unique atmosphere is different compared to races in other countries, and this will motivate me to perform better especially with a large number of professional athletes in the race as well. I will return to the Powerman Asia Duathlon Championship in 2018 and hopefully I will be able retain my title and improve on my overall world ranking,” said Bruins.
Airi Sawada, world ranked Number 3 female elite and Japan’s top contender also expressed her anticipation to compete in Malaysia. “I have undergone rigorous training programmes since the last Asia Championship. Despite securing a spot on the podium this year, I hope that I can win the female elite category for the first time in the 2018 edition.”
World ranked Number 11 and Malaysia’s sole elite category contender, Jason Loh, emerged fifth in the overall elite category also stole third place on the podium at the 2017 Putrajaya ASTC Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon Asian Championships’ male category. The Malaysian said that he will be well-prepared for the race and is looking forward to waving the Malaysian flag at the podium.
“I am confident that I will perform better at the 2018 Powerman race. I saw great improvements since my participation in the 2016 edition, and I hope that my training in different sports including swimming, running and cycling, will improve my stamina in preparation for the race. I believe that everyone is training hard, but only the best of the best will emerge as the champion. I am confident that I can make Malaysia proud in the championship,” said Jason.
The 2018 Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships – Malaysia is promoted and organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd; sanctioned by the International Powerman Association, the Asian Triathlon Confederation and the Triathlon Association of Malaysia; and supported by Perbadanan Putrajaya, 1 Malaysia Youth Cities, and twenty3.tv.
For more information, visit http://www.powermanmalaysia.com.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Put your fitness to the ultimate test as you crawl your way through 11 obstacle challenges and sweat your calories out in an 8-hour back-to-back group exercise class. Fit in The City is jointly organised by two iconic brands in the fitness world, Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First Malaysia. This is an important milestone for the two brands as they are set to dominate the fitness world under Evolution Wellness Holdings Ptd. Ltd.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF EVENT:
11 obstacle challenges
8-hour back-to-back group exercise class
Over 100 presenters from Celebrity Fitness & Fitness First
Exclusive sneak peek of Les Mills newest release
Date: Saturday, 4 November 2017
Time: 7AM – 10.30PM
Venue: Level 13A, KWC StarXpo Centre
Participants can purchase their tickets online via http://heyjom.com/fitinthecity or at your nearest Celebrity
Fitness OR Fitness First Clubs.