Tuesday, May 31, 2016

16 Tips To Enjoy Fresh Juicy Fruit With Our Meals

Malaysians have never been as busy with life as we do in the 21st century! From the moment the alarm clock goes off, to the mad morning commute to work after work rush hour, there are little opportunities to whip up nutritious meals to feed the body and mind.

Yet, did you know that the best nutrients are also the most easily available in your kitchen? Plump golden mangoes and creamy bananas sitting at the kitchen countertop, good old apples a¬¬nd lemons, or a bag of berries stashed in the freezer – these natural immune boosters are just waiting for an opportunity to provide precious nutrients to even the busiest person.

“Fresh juices are precious elixirs of life. Whether taken directly or whipped up in a jiffy as a delicious drink using a juicer or blender, fresh fruits and vegetables contain a complete amount of the required vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (plant chemicals) required by our bodies daily,” explains Ling Mooi Li, founder of Juice Works, Malaysia’s leading premium supplier of freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juice and smoothies.

“It is a proven fact that fresh juices from whole fruits and vegetables contain a wealth of nutrients that are extremely beneficial to us. Juicing can reduce our risk of illnesses and diseases; boost our immune system that’s constantly battling daily stresses, cleanse our overworked liver and internal organs, aid digestion, removes harmful toxins, and even help us lose weight.”

What are the ways we can incorporate fruits and vegetables into our daily diets?

Juice Works shares 16 interesting, and delicious, options so that we can reap the incredible benefits of these life giving natural plants!

1) Make it a point to shop only once weekly so that your fruits and veges remain fresh

2) Keep them easily reachable either on your countertop arranged nicely on a bowl or in a basket, or the top shelve of your fridge.

3) Put an apple or two into your lunch box.

4) For children’s lunch boxes, take the time to cut them into slices or arrange them to create a picture so that it looks fun and attractive.

5) Almost every dish can include fruits and vegetables – as finely chopped or shredded toppings, as ingredients, or garnishings.

6) For breakfast, top up your cereal or muesli with bananas, peaches, apples or berries

7) Instead of soups as starters, how about a smoothie instead?

8) Main courses can be served with sliced fruits like apricots and apples.

9) Instead of reaching for a cold beer or glass of wine to wind down a day from work, reach out for a juice instead. Try this as an alternative mojito by blending a cucumber with celery, lemon, celery
stalks, some kale leaves and fresh mint.

10) Need a chilled drink or ice cream to battle the heat? Forego that store-bought sugar and calorie laden ice cream and make your own instead. Fruits are nature’s natural candies. Just blend your favourite fruits like mango or strawberries, pour the mixture into little jelly moulds and pop them into the freezer to enjoy the awesome icy delicacies after a few hours!

11) Although juices are best consumed freshly squeezed, you can still keep your favourite combinations in a thermos to be consumed on the way to work or a healthy mid-morning drink.

12) Cut the fruits into bite size cubes and mix them with a variety of unsalted nuts and seeds as an easily consumable snack at all times.

13) Create an interesting combination by mixing and matching your fruits, for instance, crunchy apples with juicy grapes and creamy bananas.

14) Celery and carrot sticks are rather sad looking snacks amidst our delicious repertoire of Malaysian snacks, but add in some fun and taste by whipping up a yummy dip created with what else, more fruits and vegetables seasoned with some mustard or honey! Or blend some peppers with cucumber and Greek yogurt for a creamy dip.

15) During cooking, jazz up your usual recipes by using blended fruits as healthy sauces or sauce bases.

16) For parties – simply arrange cubed mango, melons, kiwi, grapes and strawberries on little bamboo skewers for a pretty platter as a convenient appetiser or dessert.

And there you have it! These creative ways with nature’s bounty will help you maintain your required daily intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.

But if you are still lacking the time to create your own fresh elixirs at home, fret not for all you have to do is enjoy a made-to-order juice or smoothie from any of Juice Works Malaysia’s 25 outlets conveniently located at major malls around 4 states.

“Since 2004, we have been dedicated to bringing you the freshest juices and smoothies hand crafted with care where each cup offers a premium amount of natural goodness and vitamins as well as the most delicious taste you can ever imagine,” says Ling.

To make it even more convenient to safely store and carry around freshly squeezed juices, Juice Works Malaysia has launched a new design to join its popular tumbler collection.

These tumblers are made from eco friendly, recycled materials in line with Juice Works' focus on all things natural. They are available at all Juice Works kiosks while stocks last. Customers are entitled to a 10% discount, and Juice Works members even more discounts, when they bring their own Juice Works tumbler for a purchase. This beautiful and durable tumbler is made from eco friendly, recyclable materials that make it the perfect companion to keep juices and smoothies fresh while you're on the go.

Immuno Kick

Lychee Cooler

Mango Passion

Juice Works Malaysia offers over 30 choices led by the perennially popular Detox Juices range that includes carefully concocted drinks designed to support dietary goals, boost immune systems, soothe upset tummies or cleanse internal organs. The Berry Lovers range which blends zesty berries with low fat yogurts and other energising fruits is also a favourite alongside Tropical Paradise which holds the key to a rich repertoire of the exotic delights of sunny regions such as dragon fruits, lychee, jackfruits, mangoes and melons.

Whether in need of a health supplement, a dietary support, or just the thrill of a chilled fresh drink on a sunny day, Juice Works Malaysia offers the finest natural ingredients to create that perfect drink.

LUCOZADE SPORT™ Kickstarts ‘Fuel Your Performance’ Campaign To Educate and Support Dreams of Citizen Athletes

The Lucozade Sport™ ‘Fuel Your Performance’ Campaign got off to an energetic start recently at its first running clinic with Pacesetters Athletic Club, SMART Athletics Club and Tadonamo Triathletes. The exclusive event was the latest in a series of campaign activities designed to engage with Malaysian runners and an ongoing effort to bring its scientifically-proven formula to more than 1 million Malaysians through ground-level events and sponsorship of popular events such as the recent Reebok Spartan Race. Participants had the opportunity to learn from seasoned runner Edan Syah and exercise & sports nutritionist Dr Mahenderan Appukutty, Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation from Universiti Teknologi MARA who shared their experience on training and nutrition for sports enthusiasts.

“Helping dedicated athletes to achieve their performance goals is an important brand value for Lucozade Sport™. By supporting accomplished athletes and inspiring others to achieve their own dreams, we are sharing resources, skills and knowledge that encourage Malaysians to lead more active lives,” said Lee Hon Tong, Regional General Manager, Suntory Beverage & Food Malaysia, Singapore & Hong Kong. “We embarked on this campaign to reach out to Malaysian citizen athletes from all walks of life and our ‘Fuel Your Performance’ Advocates are exceptional individuals who have accomplished many goals in addition to the demands of work and family. They serve as inspirational role models for aspiring runners to kick-start their own dream, because they are living proof that dreams can indeed become a reality.”

In addition to sharing his personal training strategy, Edan also said, “It has taken me eight years and nine marathons for me to realise my true potential as a runner – it’s a long process but I believe it’s never too late to start as long as you’re willing to train hard. By sharing my experiences and life lessons from being a ‘citizen runner’, I hope to inspire the younger generation and see Malaysian marathoners in the 2020 Olympics!”

“High-performance athletes require a dietary plan that’s tailored to support and enhance their training. This includes consuming an appropriate amount of protein to help to build, maintain and repair muscle tissue. Hydration and energy are also essential factors for runners as stores of carbohydrates in the body get used up,” explained Dr Mahenderan as he provided structured guidelines designed to help participants fuel their runs with the right nutrition and hydration.

To maintain consistent energy levels, approximately 30-60g of carbohydrates are needed every hour – this would be equivalent to 1-2 bottles of Lucozade Sport™ for each hour of racing. Its science-based formulation of electrolytes and carbohydrates is specifically designed provide enhanced hydration to fuel athletes during prolonged exercise.

To attest to the importance of training, nutrition and hydration, the four ‘Fuel Your Performance’ Advocates are accomplished athletes who have achieved numerous accolades. Their examples further advocate the importance of achieving one’s dream:

Edan Syah started running eight years ago. The self-coached runner qualified for the 119th Boston Marathon 2015 and finished with a time of 2:41:55, and became the fastest and the youngest Malaysian to have run the Boston Marathon! At the Tokyo Marathon 2016, he achieved a personal record of 2:38:55 and is now ranked as the fastest marathon runner in Malaysia for 2016. Edan aspires to be the youngest and fastest Malaysian to complete the 6 World Marathon Majors (WMM) under 2hours 45minutes by 2018.

Mohd Amran bin Abdul Ghani has worked as a fire fighter since 2001. In 2014, this dedicated athlete came in first in the IRONMAN 70.3 at Putrajaya and again at IRONMAN Langkawi with a time of 10:15; at both races he was crowned Best Malaysian. This comes on the heels of his accomplishments in Powerman Malaysia where he came in first in his age category for 5 consecutive years, from 2009-2013. Amran’s dream is to race in international triathlons all over the world.

Mohamed Allie Helmy is a corporal in the Armed Forces who keeps fit because of passion, not only because of his line of work. He was the champion for the Port Dickson International Triathlon, Kedah International Duathlon 2015 and 113 Desaru Triathlon; and came in close as the second Malaysian in IRONMAN Langkawi 2015. Helmy aspires to race in the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii next year.

Alex Au-Yong wanted to channel his passion for long-distance running into something tangible for communities in need, so he created the XtraMile Run, Malaysia’s first-of-its-kind 100km charity run. The first event in 2011 raised RM111,000 for StART Academy, and the subsequent run in 2013 raised RM165,000 for the Dignity for Children Foundation. For 2016, his goal is to raise RM500,000 to ignite community involvement, provide education on holistic nutrition to children.

These Advocates embody what it means to reach for their dreams, and Lucozade Sport™ now invites other Malaysian runners to share their hopes and dreams as well via myLucozade@suntory.com.

A trusted brand since 1927, Lucozade Sport™ continues to hydrate and engage with Malaysian athletes at high-profile sporting events. Find out more about the ‘Fuel Your Performance’ campaign at www.lucozadesport.com or www.youtube.com/lucozade.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Media Release: BDB Triple Challenge 2016 Brings Triple Excitement for Adventure Sports Seekers

LANGKAWI, 24 May 2016 – A breath-taking scenery along a journey filled with 160 types of herbs, 80 types of timber trees, 73 species of birds and 169 species of butterflies await adventure sports seekers at the upcoming BDB Langkawi Climb and Run 2016 occurring this June.

Taking place on 4 June 2016, the BDB Langkawi Climb and Run will see participants climb up a 3.1km journey up the Tangga Helang Seribu Kenangan (Steps of Thousand Memories) to a maximum elevation of 781 meters high while being mesmerized by the lush greenery of the Hutan Lipur Sungai Sembilang located in Gunung Raya which is the highest point in Langkawi, Kedah. The BDB Langkawi Climb and Run is arguably one of the most unique physical fitness in Malaysia as participants will experience climbing up 4287 steps stair climb combined with a 15km downhill run towards the finishing line.

Organised by Minds@work with Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB) as the title sponsor and Brooks as a main sponsor, with support from Kedah Tourism in conjunction with Discover Kedah 2016.

“The BDB Langkawi Climb and Run is possibly one of the most unusual and challenging event in the world as climbing a route consisting of 4287 steps at an altitude is not an easy feat not to mention the additional downhill run after the climb. But the breath-taking view as well as the pristine flora and fauna available at Langkawi coupled with the uniqueness of the challenge will definitely be a motivational boost for the participants,” stated Dato’ Izham Bin Yusoff, BDB Group Managing Director.

It is the first in a series of events under the BDB Triple Challenge 2016. The BDB Triple Challenge 2016 aims to attract running, climbing, and fitness enthusiasts both locally and internationally to experience the lush attractions Kedah has to offer while partaking in a world class event. In addition to the BDB Langkawi Climb and Run, the BDB Extreme Jitra and the BDB Marathon Jitra will see participants running, climbing, and going through obstacles in the heart of Kedah.

“We are truly excited with the BDB Triple Challenge 2016 as we want to showcase the splendours of Kedah to both the local and international community with our world class event. Many might not know the gems hidden in Kedah and the BDB Triple Challenge 2016 will give visitors the perfect opportunity to discover and explore Kedah,” added Dato’ Izham.

The BDB Extreme Jitra 2016, occurring on 10 September 2016, will have participants go through a 7km obstacle challenge course that are both man-made and natural at Darul Aman Park in the serene town of Jitra while the inaugural BDB Marathon Jitra will complete the BDB Triple Challenge 2016 set to take place on 26 November 2016. The Marathon, divided into four categories, 42km, 21km, 10km, and 5km, expects to attract more than 5000 runners, features a combination of flat road and rolling hills with runners experiencing scenery of paddy field and discovering the beautiful rural ambience of Jitra as well as other parts of Kedah.

Known as the “rice bowl of Malaysia”, Kedah Darul Aman offers a kaleidoscope of natural beauty ranging from amazing limestone mountains to luscious rainforest to serene paddy fields for tourists and visitors alike. And in line with the Discover Kedah 2016 campaign, a plethora of activities has been planned throughout the year in addition to the BDB Triple Challenge 2016. Several local fruits festivals, arts and cultural outreach programmes and festivals, motorsports events and traditional games festival are just amongst the activities that will surely attract visitors and tourists from both locally and internationally.

“Kedah has a rich culture and a very prominent history as one of the oldest civilization in Southeast Asia. Combined with the challenges and thrills that we have concocted for the participants, the BDB Triple Challenge 2016 will not only benefit the communities in Jitra and Langkawi but the whole of Kedah in general as the BDB Triple Challenge 2016 will see a continuous flow of tourists and visitors to Kedah. They will experience the vibrant culture and attractive sceneries Kedah has to offer while engaging in healthy activities at the same time,” commented Kedah Aman Makmur CEO, Datuk Zulkifli Bin Mohamad.

The BDB Triple Challenge 2016 is expected to boost Kedah’s tourism, economic growth, and provide further opportunities for local businesses as well as the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kedah. It is the first event organised by Minds@work, with Bina Darulaman as the title sponsor.
Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB) is an investment holding company responsible for the development of township, construction, road works, quarry, golf, and leisure via its subsidiaries in Kedah.

Incorporated on 7 February 1995, BDB has been a key player in Kedah’s development contributing to many landmark achievements such as Bandar Darulaman, Trans Eastern Kedah Interland Highway (TEKIH), Langkawi International Airport, and Darulaman Golf and Country Club.

More information on the BDB Triple Challenge 2016 is available at www.facebook.com/bdbtriplechallenge2016 and for full list of activities for Discover Kedah 2016 is available at www.discover-kedah.my

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Media Release: Asics City Relay 2016 Conquers the Streets of Kuala Lumpur in a Pulsating Night Marathon Race

Kuala Lumpur, 28 May 2016 –Dataran Merdeka was transformed into an epicenter filled with pulsating energy and exhilaration when 400 teams of enthusiastic marathon runners took part in Malaysia’s inaugural ASICS City Relay Kuala Lumpur 2016. The night marathon race was officially flagged off by Kenji Oh; ASICS ASIA Marketing Director, Jacques Valentin; Manager Sports Marketing ASICS Europe and Chris Robb Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Worldwide, event owner and organiser of ACR KL 2016.

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It was an awesome sight to see participants in teams of four racing through the streets past some of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic landmarks including Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Parliament House, National Mosque, Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur’s Butterfly Sanctuary and Perdana Botanical Gardens enclave.

The inaugural ACR KL 2016 is the first-of-its-kind night relay marathon race—made possible by title sponsor ASICS, the true sport performance brand and event organiser, Spectrum Worldwide. Open to professionals and amateurs from all-men, all-women to mixed-gender categories, the night race is a community engagement effort by ASICS to promote healthy and active lifestyles. The night race offered two categories – full marathon with each team member running 10.5km (4×10.5km) while team members of the half marathon category ran 5.25km (4×5.25km).

A “race village” was specially constructed for participants to perform their warm-ups while waiting for their teammates to complete their individual run. Live DJ music and colourful street performers added to the electrifying atmosphere of the night race as families, spectators and friends cheered the runners throughout the night, particularly at the relay changeover zones. The race was also broadcasted live on a giant LED screen along with social media messages posted by runners. Live tracking also kept everyone updated on the leading teams and helped runners to get ready to start running to enliven the evening for both runners and spectators.

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“We are extremely thrilled that ASICS City Relay Kuala Lumpur 2016 has received such an overwhelming response from all layers of the community,” said Yogesh Gandhi, Managing Director for ASICS Asia PTE. LTD. “ASICS City Relay brought out the best in every runner regardless of age and ability, culminating in keen competition and warm camaraderie throughout the race. As part of ASICS ‘WANT IT MORE’ global campaign, we want to inspire and encourage all Malaysian athletes to push themselves to the limits to better their own best.”

“We are certainly impressed by the high-level of energy, determination and passion from the runners today. As such, we hope to position our race as one of the most anticipated sporting events in Malaysia,” said Chris Robb, CEO of Spectrum Worldwide, event owner and organiser for ACR KL 2016.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Media Release: Revive Isotonic’s REVRun is Back Again to Dial up the ‘’FUN’’ in the Run

Kuala Lumpur, May 18:
The second Revive REVRun will be back on May 28 at Sepang International Circuit.

Unlike other fun runs, the Revive Isotonic’s REVRun requires participants to break into three individual unique routes – ‘R’ for Road Run, ‘E’ for Environment Run and ‘V’ for Viper Run – meaning individual members will have to brave through conditions such as road, track trail or obstacle challenges. Teams will be reunited once again to rev-up the final team challenges together before crossing the finish line alongside each other. Finishing medals and t-shirts will be given away to all team members who cross the finish line together, announced Revive Isotonic Drink manufacturer, Permanis Sdn Bhd.

Participants will enjoy the splashing fun run with Jordan Yeoh (Fitness Personality), Katrina Ann (South East Asia Synchronised Swimming Champion) and Irfan Shamshuddin (South East Asia Discus Throw Champion) from the region.

The run invites all individuals above the age of 12 – parental consent is necessary for those under 18 – to participate in the 10km fun run.

“The Revive Isotonic’s REVRun is one of the most exciting fun runs around,” said Permanis Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Hemalatha Ragavan. “As one of the key isotonic drink brands in the country, we took the challenge to dial up the thrill-factor to allow participants to beat the sweat and get fit,” she said that over 2,000 participants from all over Malaysia and neighbouring countries took part in the inaugural Revive Isotonic’s REVRun in November last year.

“This year, REVRun is brought back once again with hopes to promote healthier outdoor activities that are in line with the Ministry of Health’s call to exercise more. The unique routes we have mapped out enables Malaysians to stay fit in a variety of challenges, and that is what makes REVRun 2016 different,” Hemalatha said.

“The important thing during this activity is to remember to stay focused as a team and more importantly have fun,” Hemalatha said.

Sign up in teams of three, get the early bird tickets priced at only RM50 per pax. That’s right, all those fun packed activities for just RM50. What are you waiting for? Hurry! The early birds catch the worm, start looking for your running buddies now!

Register now at www.revrun.my and meet Jordan Yeoh, Katrina Ann and Irfan Shamshuddin along the fun run! For more information, visit Revive Isotonic’s Facebook at fb.com/reviveisotonic.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Media Release: Sunway Property's Green Races Are Coming To Town

Race For A Better Planet 2016 – Calling for Malaysians to protect the environment in conjunction with World Environment Day

Bandar Sunway, 25 May 2016 – Sunway Property, Malaysia’s leading property developer and Master Community Developer, is set to host a series of green community events across its regions as a step forward to care for Mother Nature this World Environment Day (WED).

Embarking on a bigger scale of commemorations this year, Sunway Property announces its official inaugural celebrations themed ‘Race For A Better Planet’ with four different races coming to town in Penang, Ipoh, Johor Bahru and Klang Valley.

This year, public are invited to four environmentally-themed race events at:

• ‘Discovery Race’ at Sunway City Ipoh on 28th May 2016 in Perak
• ‘Ride With Nature’ at Sunway Iskandar on 28th May 2016 in Johor
• ‘Hike With Nature’ at Sunway Valley City on 29th May 2016 in Penang
• ‘Discovery Walk 2.0’ at Sunway South Quay on 4th June 2016 in Klang Valley

“To support a diverse and yet well-balanced ecosystem, Mother Nature and our communities play pivotal roles in creating a holistic ecosystem. At Sunway, we are more than just builders of homes and developments. We recognise the importance of sustainable living as we engage and nurture our green communities across the regions,” explained Sarena Cheah, Managing Director of Sunway Berhad Property Development Division.

“This resonates well with Sunway’s commitment to build sustainable developments in efforts to provide a liveable environment for the community. We are instrumental in supporting the cause and we want to further empower the public to take greener actions starting from home,” said Sarena.

In partnerships with not-for-profit NGOs, EcoKnights and MENGO, this initiative aims to create a healthy and sustainable community by raising the awareness on making positive environmental actions to preserve and protect Mother Nature. Echoing this, Sunway Property aims to nurture a greener community by urging all Malaysians to join hands in working towards a green nation.

On 28th May 2016, the ‘Discovery Race’ is set to witness participants taking part in a treasure hunt at Lost World of Tambun, Sunway City Ipoh. Participants will have to complete a list of tasks and puzzles revolving topics of environment. They will also stand a chance to win attractive prizes upon completion of the race. Public are welcomed to drop by the green market featuring homegrown brands and sustainable-living workshops organised by the NGO partners.

A separate cycling event will take place concurrently on 28th May 2016, with the community in Johor at Sunway Iskandar. During the ‘Ride With Nature’ event, participants will be cycling through the township in an effort to promote environmental awareness. There will also be lucky draws as well as green activities including tree-planting and fish-releasing which are open to the public.

In Penang, the ‘Hike With Nature’ will take place at Sunway Valley City on 29th May 2016. Along the trail, participants get to enjoy the scenic views of Nan Shan Hill while staying close to nature. Families and friends are also invited to experience an exciting line-up of activities including environment workshops, a recycling fashion contest, green talks and more.

Following the well-received ‘Discovery Walk’ last year, residents of Klang Valley can look forward to ‘Discovery Walk 2.0’ which will be held on 4th June 2016. Located within the vicinity of Sunway South Quay, participants will be on a race to complete a treasure hunt involving environmental-related subjects. Green bazaar, eco-drum performance, sustainable-DIY workshops and giant games are also part of the itinerary as well as a yacht ride for all.

Sunway Property has been spearheading many green initiatives with the communities across its developments. Some of the community driven green engagements in the past include a WED celebration in Sunway Iskandar supported by the US Embassy; the first installment of the 6km Discovery Walk as well as the well-received Sunway Property Water Jam in Sunway Resort City; an eco-bags initiative and environmentally related challenges in Sunway City Ipoh; the “Be A Green Hero” booth activity and collage arts competition in Sunway Penang and more.

For more information about Race For A Better Planet 2016 and the race events, please visit Sunway Property’s Race For A Better Planet official page at www.facebook.com/Race-For-A-Better-Planet.

Media Release: AXN Announces The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 Online Casting Call Kicks Off Today

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 May 2016 – The Amazing Race Asia, the world’s most popular adventure reality series, is returning to AXN later this year and this time it’s more adrenaline-fueled than ever before.

In this latest season, 10 teams of socially savvy, fearless warriors from all over Asia will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, traversing the globe and proving their mettle on a quest to be crowned the all-out champion. The highly anticipated series will be hosted by Chinese-American actor and host Allan Wu, who was the face of the race for AXN’s first four seasons.

“The Amazing Race Asia takes viewers on the world’s most thrilling adventure where drama, surprise and intensity all collide in a highly dramatic edge-of-your-seat experience,” said Virginia Lim, Vice President and Head of Content and Marketing. “We’re seeking dynamic teams who embody the AXN attitude that is smart, tenacious, determined and strong. A passion for social media is also a key requirement as contestants will be engaging with AXN’s viewers and sharing their heart-pumping experiences throughout the race,” Lim added.

Travelling to multiple countries in the shortest amount of time, each team will arrive at a new destination where they must compete in a series of physical, mental - and often emotional -challenges. Only when the tasks are completed will the teams learn of their next exotic location. Teams who fall the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning The Amazing Race Asia and the USD$100,000 (more than RM 400,000) cash prize.

Be Part of the Action. Apply Now!
The casting call kicks off today via AXN’s website: www.AXN-Asia.com/TARA

All interested participants can submit their applications in teams of two, and must be:
1. Living and/or working in Asia
2. Required to be over 21 years of age
3. Must speak English
4. Possess both a valid passport and an international driving licence

Participants can visit www.axn-asia.com/TARA, fill out the application details and send AXN a link to their audition video of up to three (3) minutes’ in duration. All information on The Amazing Race Asia can be found on www.AXN-Asia.com/TARA.

Friends in Malaysia are invited to head on down to Sunway Pyramid on 4 and 5 June to create their audition video and apply to be part of the action on the spot. Each applicant who submits a video will receive a limited edition AXN gift. Applicants are required to bring along the above four necessary details for registration.

Walk-in audition details as follows:
Date : Saturday and Sunday, 4 and 5 June 2016
Time : 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Venue : LG1 Pyramid Concourse, Sunway Pyramid
No.3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (Click here for location)

The Amazing Race Asia is brought to you by Wonderful Indonesia.

WEBPAGE http://www.axn-asia.com/

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/theamazingraceasia/


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ghostbusters Slime Night Run 2016

If there's something strange in your neighborhood. Who you gonna call?

What? Ghostbusters Slime Night Run 2016

When? 9 July 2016 (Saturday) 8pm

Where? Sunway Lagoon Piazza Area

How far/ How much?
5km/ RM55

Last day of Registration? 6 June 2016 or upon reaching the 1800 runners. (whichever comes first)

How to register? Click HERE.

Runwitme says: Yes, they are back to the cinemas in the 2016 reboot featuring four female leads to save the world (again) from being taken over by evil forces. This run is organised in conjunction with the release of the movie on 14 July by Sony Pictures Releasing International (Malaysia).

Being a fan of Ghostbusters, we can't wait to get our hands on the runner's entitlement which include the awesome Ghostbusters medal, event T-shirt, water bottle and sling bag. Not sure if the runners will be slimed... We will update when we have more info.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Media Release: Summer 2016 Nike Free

Building upon over a decade of Nike Free innovation, Nike unveils new additions to its Free footwear family. Each features a progressive geometric auxetic midsole designed to enable an athlete’s natural motion and develop strength, whether they are running or training.

Drawing upon new studies that reveal how the foot expands and contracts upon impact with and liftoff from the ground, the splaying, auxetic midsole mimics how the body and foot react to force. It absorbs shock while accounting for the dual-plane expansion in foot size — approximately one size in length and two sizes in width — that occurs throughout an athlete’s foot strike.

Moreover, the multi-directional outsole flexibility closely mimics this changing shape, whether an athlete is moving linearly in running or multi-directionally in training. The resulting flexibility puts the foot, rather than the shoe, in control. Or, as explained by three-time gold medal sprinter Allyson Felix, "Using Nike Free footwear in my training is all about strengthening my feet. I really like having that natural movement in my shoes. Everyone’s feet are different, so it’s great to have a shoe that really moves with you."

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit (RRP: RM599)
This running shoe enables the runner’s most dynamic movement. It pairs a fully adaptive, single-piece Nike Flyknit upper featuring 3D ribbing from the forefoot to heel with the new auxetic midsole.

Nike Free RN Flyknit (RRP: RM519)
The zonally engineered, lightweight Flyknit upper combines a sock-like fit with a classic silhouette that molds to the foot. The midsole features the same expansive auxetic technology with a brand new, softer IU foam for additional underfoot comfort.

Nike Free RN (RRP: RM439)
Lightweight and dynamic, this running shoe unites an engineered mesh upper for flexible support with a brand new, softer IU foam for additional comfort underfoot.

Women's Nike Free Transform Flyknit (RRP: RM599)
This low-profile training shoe features a Flyknit upper designed to enhance support. Flywire locks down the foot during lateral cuts while an integrated heel counter keeps an athlete stable for movement in all directions. A two-piece interior pairs cushioning for repetitive high-impact moves with a firm outsole that delivers more support during the toughest workouts.

Men's Nike Free Train Force Flyknit (Not available in Malaysia)
This low-profile training shoe features a 5/8-height Flyknit upper designed to promote a feeling of support. Flywire locks down the foot during lateral cuts while an integrated heel counter keeps an athlete stable during hard cuts. Dual-density tooling pairs cushioning for repetitive high-impact moves with a firm outsole that delivers stiffer support during rigorous lifts.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Media Release: Rexona Partners with Electric Run to Raise Cash Donation of Rm100,000 for 5 Disability Charities

Kuala Lumpur, 10 May 2016 – The world’s leading deodorant, Rexona together with over 15,000 participants of the Electric Run moved for two hours to bring hope to the disabled wishing to regain their mobility. The Rexona Freshmoves campaign which aims to raise RM100,000 for five disability charities in Malaysia was a unique movement initiative that saw participants ‘contribute’ by moving even more during the Electric Run.

Rexona partnered with Electric Run as the Official Freshmoves Partner to ensure that participants stayed fresh while they moved for a good cause. Motion sensors placed at the concert area detected every Freshmoves made by participants where the accumulated movements were converted into cash donation.

During the Electric Run on 7 May at Selangor Turf Club, Rexona’s newly appointed brand ambassador- SonaOne performed and encouraged the participants to move for the cause and stay fresh at the same time.

Guan Lee, Head of Skincare and Deodorant Categories, Unilever (M) Holdings Sdn Bhd said: “Through the Rexona Freshmoves Campaign, we are delighted to encourage people to move more. The cash donation will be channelled to five disability charities with the aim to change the lives of children and young adults with mobility disabilities caused by accident or illness such as diabetes. The funds will provide them with mobility aids such as limbs, prostheses, crutches, wheelchairs and access to physiotherapy.”

The proceeds will benefit five disability charities, namely Pusat Harian Kanak-kanak Spastik, Legs for Legless by Rotary Club of Bandar Sunway, Society for the Orthopedically Handicapped (POCAM), Special Children Society of Ampang (SCSOA) and Pertubuhan Amal Sosial Masyarakat Penyayang Malaysia.

“Everyone deserves to lead a better life. We hope that the proceeds will enhance the life of those that are disabled and allow them to gain their mobility. Through Rexona Freshmoves campaign, our aim was to inspire and encourage Malaysians to not only move for themselves but also move for a good cause and make a difference,” added Guan Lee.

The new Rexona MotionSense is activated by movement. It contains microcapsules filled with fragrance that burst with friction, so that with every move, a burst of freshness is released. Rexona MotionSense keeps you fresher with every move!

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/RexonaMY

For more photos of Electric Run, please click HERE.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Giveaway: 20 Pairs of "The Dragon Run" Entry Tickets to be Won!

On​ your mark, get set and onwards to the world’s first martial arts inflatable obstacle race Dragon Run​that will make its debut on ​14 May 2016 at the Ranch in Resorts World Genting. ​Designed for those with the love of martial arts and the thrill of a run, Dragon Run is an adrenaline-pumping 6K run around a course that incorporates eye-catching, often towering and certainly challenging Martial Arts-inspired obstacles. An all-ages event set in an Asian contemporary atmosphere, Dragon Run will feature activities for the whole family.

We are giving 20 lucky readers of this blog a pair of tickets (so you can bring your friend) to participate in the Dragon Run.

Date: 14 May 2016
Venue: The Ranch, Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands.
Time: Wave 2:00pm
More info at http://www.dragonrun.asia/

Here's how you can win. Answer this simple question

Name TWO martial arts associated with The Dragon Run.

Send your entry via email to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject "DRAGON RUN" not later than this Wednesday 11 May 2016 (11:59pm). Winner be drawn randomly and will be contacted via email. Do include your FULL NAME, IC / Passport Number and Phone number.

Please take note:
Running times are organized in waves. Participants should arrive at the event site no later than one hour before their designated wave time. All winning participants are required to present the confirmation email, sign a waiver form, provide Emergency and Medical Details, and collect their Race Pack.

Race Pack will include Dragon Run sports T-Shirt, towel, small rattle drum, tattoo stickers and additional goodies!

Upon completion of the run, participants can enjoy the rest of the day with your fellow Dragon warriors at the Dragon Village, where food and beverage offerings, carnival games, live feed of the run and combat demonstrations await.

Check out the fun and exciting martial art-inspired obstacles that are waiting for you HERE.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Media Release: The Under Armour Test of Will 2016 Hits Malaysia Like A Storm

Petaling Jaya, April 2016 – Triple Pte. Ltd., the exclusive distributor for U.S. high performance sports apparel Under Armour has hit Malaysia with a two-day event in celebration of human performance, functional fitness and training lifestyle.

The Under Armour Test of Will 2016 is an elite Southeast Asia regional event like no other that is accessible to everyone with the will to train. The fitness challenge is distinctively curated for the growing community of advanced athletes, high achievers and fitness enthusiasts with a drive for competition across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The first national heat kicked off in Singapore followed by the Philippines, and will be hitting Thailand soon, whereby the two highest scoring men and women of the national heats from the respective country will then compete in the Grand Finale in Singapore.

Over the course of two days, the Malaysia’s national heat attracted over 803 contestants competing under one roof. Each of them was required to complete a 4-minute circuit challenge that assesses pure functional fitness through callisthenic motion using body weight and simple gear. The circuit challenge comprised of four sets of exercises: burpees, squats, dumbbell presses and pull-ups (inclined pull-ups for women), where each contestant was to complete the maximum number of reps he or she can achieve within 60 seconds respectively.

Both men and women were not spared the goblet squats which came as part of the second challenge. While men endured 20kg, the women bore 10kg.

Following two gruelling challenges, contestants had to endure their third challenge right after in the form of dumbbell presses, 20kg for men and 10kg for women.

Under Armour Malaysia’s Brand Athlete, Nana al Haleq continued to test her will at the 1-minute pull-ups.

Contestant challenging himself with the intensity challenge by Subaru.

Contestants were also treated with an intensity challenge organised by Subaru, where they were required to carry and stack eight tyres from one end to another as fast as possible. The fastest female or male to stack the eight tyres will win RM300 worth of Subaru merchandise.

On top of that, the crowd was entertained by a showdown between Captain America and Iron Man, played by our very own Malaysia’s Brand Athlete Kit Mah and Peter Davis. The Under Armour Civil War Alter Ego collection is now available at all the brand houses.

Choose your side – Team Captain America (Kit Mah) vs Team Iron Man (Peter Davis).

Jonathan Wong and Andrew Kwan were the best under the male category with the highest score of 148 and 145, while Elaine Hong Ai Leen and Letchumi Sinadurai made the ladies proud by emerging as the top scorers for the female category, scoring a total rep of 217 and 193 respectively. These four winners have won a trip to Singapore to compete in the Under Armour Test of Will Grand Finale which will be held on 28 May 2016 at Gardens by the Bay.

At the Grand Finale, the best contestants from the four countries will battle it out over a series of challenges in a specially built 14-metre tower designed to test strength, endurance, determination and will. The overall winner will become Under Armour’s Southeast Asia Brand Athlete and receive a 12-month Under Armour sponsorship package. On top of that, both winners in the male and female categories will be featured in leading health magazines, Men’s Health Singapore and SHAPE Singapore.

For more photos of The Under Armour Test of Will 2016, please click HERE.