Friday, December 15, 2017
Petaling Jaya, 13 December 2017 - SKECHERS USA, Inc (NYSE:SKX), a global leader in the lifestyle and performance footwear industry, opens its new Skechers™ City Outlet at the recently renovated IPC Shopping Centre, Mutiara Damansara. Covering a space of approximately 6,600 square feet, the new Skechers™ City Outlet will be the largest store for the athleisure brand in the Southeast Asia region.
Saturday, December 02, 2017
Rideasy.my, Malaysia’s first online car sharing service provider, today soft-launched their web application at one of KL’s most hottest hangouts, APW Bangsar.
Officiating their soft launch today, Rideasy’s CEO Nizran Kudus and his partner, Rizal Mukti, presented prizes to winners of their survey contest that was held throughout the month of September and October.
The grand prize winner won an all-expense paid trip to Hard Rock Hotel, Penang, inclusive of their ride from Kuala Lumpur. Salawati Binti Usoh, (44) will be heading up north for her trip in December.
“I am extremely happy to have won this prize from Rideasy and am so excited to go on this special trip with my husband…” said Salawati.
Also in attendance was Omar Hatmi, MD of Active Telematics, Rideasy’s telematics partner, gave a presentation on how his company is involved in Rideasy’s online fleet management. Thereafter, Nizran gave a short presentation on what Rideasy is about as well as to premier the company’s corporate video.
Rideasy.my, a Malaysian company that started in August 2016, is a new enterprise that offers a user-friendly, secure and comprehensive online platform for users to share and borrow cars from its community members. For car owners, this will be a good platform to earn some extra income, and as for borrowers, it will be a suitable alternative transportation platform to opt from especially those seeking to be free of financial commitments of owning and maintaining a car.
With Rideasy, borrowers will have a wide selection of vehicles to choose from, such as sedans, MPVs, SUVs and high-end vehicles, all at an affordable price of up to 30% cheaper than normal market rates.
Furthermore, users will have peace-of-mind as all transactions will be contracted with a sharing agreement and via a strategic partnership with Allianz
Insurance, shared vehicle will be protected with 24/7 nationwide breakdown assistance and personal accident coverage.
“This is an exciting new initiative in transportation in Malaysia, but it is the future as more and more young people, especially millennials, are opting to not own a vehicle due to its depreciating value. Our research showed that the younger generation does not place heavy emphasis on asset ownership, and would rather spend on travel and exploring the world. Rideasy aims to fulfill this need by providing vehicles on-demand. They’ll have the possibility of using a vehicle as needed for either a short term or for a longer period of time, whilst being free from having to bear any associated ownership costs such as hire-purchase, maintenance and so on…”, said Mr. Nizran.
To find out more about Rideasy or to sign up, do check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rideasy.my/ or their website at www.rideasy.my, or call 03-20119878 to speak to their customer service executives.
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.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Through the loyal support of an expanding customer base, Sports Direct Malaysia today launched its new 5-storey flagship superstore in Bukit Bintang, at the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. Marking the company’s unprecedented growth across Malaysia, Sports Direct now currently has 28 stores since making its way into the Malaysian market in 2011.
The launch was officiated by Paul Gibbons, Managing Director of Sports Direct Malaysia and witnessed by H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Datuk Seri Michael K C Yam, Chairman of InvestKL and Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Imran Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar, President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia.
“We have seen a demand for a better quality of life, with an emphasis on health and wellness that has contributed to more and more Malaysians taking up sports. In recent years, Malaysians both young and old, have become interested in group sports activities such as cycling, hiking, running, obstacle courses and general fitness. Being active is no longer a chore, but has evolved into inclusive, communally shared activities that are done with family, friends and even neighbors,” said Paul Gibbons, Managing Director of SportsDirect.com in Malaysia.
“Sports Direct is proud to play a role in helping Malaysians find a sport that they love and building an active sporting community, which is in line with efforts by the Youth and Sports Ministry to transform the country from a sports-watching nation to a sporting nation. Sport does not discriminate and should be enjoyed by everyone, which is the very core of Sports Direct’s business and customer values - to offer a great range of international brands and genuine products at very competitive price points to cater to each individual’s wants and needs. Through this, Sports Direct wants to encourage people to be more active in sports, regardless of age, demographic, level of fitness or involvement,” Gibbons elaborated.
Designed with the consumer in mind, Sports Direct’s big box store model offers a wide selection of global brands in sportswear, footwear and sports equipment. Customers will experience the same look, feel and flow of the modern UK stores, providing the widest and most in-depth range of equipment by brand, technical innovation and value.
The stores are zoned by key sports categories, namely:
The Boot Room for football
SheRunsHeRuns for running
Fitness & Fight Zones for fitness, cross training, gym equipment, weights, boxing, martial arts and yoga
Racket Centre for badminton, squash and tennis
Swim Shop for pool, beach, water sports and activities
Field & Trek for outdoor, hiking, trekking and camping
The Game Room for table games, darts, table tennis
Big Action for bikes and skates
Team Sports for basketball and rugby
Men Sports Lifestyle
Women Sports Lifestyle
Kids Sports Lifestyle.
The new Bukit Bintang flagship concept, differs slightly from the other Malaysian outlets as it will soon stage fitness classes on the rooftop level, where customers will be able to participate. The classes will kick off with Workout Day, organised in conjunction with National Sports Month, between 21–29 October 2017.
As part of Sports Directs further commitment towards investing in people and community, the company is also working to provide employment opportunities for those who are differently-abled. Gibbons explains that the company is “moving towards a more inclusive and diverse working culture, to remove barriers and perceptions, harnessing the value and talent that differently-abled people have to offer.”
As the UK’s #1 largest sporting goods retailer, Sports Direct is a well-known sports shopping destination in the UK and Europe with over 760 stores and a global annual sales revenue of 3.2 billion pounds (RM18 billion). Malaysia marks the first foray in the Southeast-Asian region, establishing a direct retail investment in Asia through a partnership with Malaysian owned MST Golf Group of Companies, a well-established golf retailer and service provider in the region.
Sports Direct is also available online at Lazada, with forthcoming plans to launch SportsDirect.com proprietary e-commerce site. The company is also working towards strategically grow their business in South East Asia, using Malaysia as the regional hub.
In conjunction with National Sports Month, Sports Direct is offering amazing deals to motivate Malaysians to get up and get active! To view more great deals and other instore promotions, visit the website at www.sportsdirect.com.my and follow SportsDirect.com on social media to keep up with the latest product news.
Monday, October 09, 2017
On 7 October 2017, more than 550 teams, each made up of four runners, participated in the ASICS Relay, marking the completion of the second leg of the event, which is taking place in four South-east Asian countries. The relay launched in Indonesia on 19 August.
The KL event, held in Putrajaya, attracted female and male runners, from 16 years old, and comprised fitness explorers, adventure seekers, health enthusiasts and recreational runners.
Guest-of-Honour Dato’ Mohd Nazifuddin bin Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib, Vice President of Olympic Council of Malaysia, flagged off the race at Anjung Floria. Runners sped towards the Heritage Square, passing various iconic buildings like the Attorney General Chambers of Malaysia and the Steel Mosque (Tunki Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque).
“We love the spirit of working as a team. The competition has been as much about an opportunity to run with friends as it was about the joy of running,” said Thanuja Ananthan, Miss World Malaysia 2009, who joined the run with her family as Team Kacang Panjang Pendek.
The ASICS Relay offers more than a competitive, team-bonding race. In each city, attendees are treated to music entertainment with local musicians and dancers, and a selection of food and beverages.
The event continues in Singapore (4 November) before rounding up in Bangkok (2 December).
Winners and Timing list
Full marathon (42km):
· Male category - Team Subra Running - 02:19:47
· Female category - Team Pacesetters Malaysia - 03:16:47
· Mixed category - Team Arul Running Club - 02:35:34
Half marathon (21km):
· Male category - Team Kelab Olahraga Sungai Besi - 01:16:32
· Female category - Team Kyserun Krew Savannah - 01:48:08
· Mixed category - Team Serious Runners - 01:16:24
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
The BHPetrol Orange Run is back for the 12th consecutive year! Organised by BHPetrol in collaboration with Polis DiRaja Malaysia, Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya and Affin Bank, the annual marathon encourages Malaysians to embrace healthier lifestyles while giving back to those in need in society.
Mr Tan Kim Thiam, Managing Director of BHPetrol said, “We are very pleased to mark another successful year of the Orange Run. For 12 years running, the Orange Run has provided a platform for people to join in the fun, stay in shape, and make a positive impact on the community by raising funds for charitable causes. It is great to see that even after all these years, we have so many participants gathering here for such a good cause. We look forward to many more years ahead!”
In line with BHPetrol’s commitment to giving back to the community, following the completion of the run, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, Deputy Chairman/Group Managing Director of Boustead Holdings Berhad, presented a contribution of RM30,000 to Yayasan Kebajikan Dan Perkhidmatan Perubatan Malaysia, Persatuan Rumah Kanak-kanak Ini Disayangi, and Persatuan Sindrom Down Malaysia, with each charitable organisation receiving RM10,000.
Flagged off today at the Curve, Mutiara Damansara, this year’s run saw over 5,000 runners participating. The 11-km run was open to all aged 13 and above. To encourage runners from all walks of life to participate, there were eight categories of contestants, namely Men Open & Veteran, Women Open & Veteran, Boys & Girls and Men & Women International Open. The winners of the eight categories bagged RM50,000 worth of cash prizes along with BHPetrol vouchers.
The BHPetrol Orange Run 2017 was thoroughly enjoyed by the runners and their families who came along to cheer them on. The crowd was also entertained by other activities such as product offers and sampling by BHPetrol, Affin Bank, Nestlé, Lucozade and many others.
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Petaling Jaya, 21 September 2017 – Merrell, the outdoor performance brand that empowers amazing outdoor lives, is excited to announce the launch of Nature’s Gym—a Merrell movement encouraging people to use nature as their gym. Nature’s Gym is where your active outdoor adventures happen, it’s where you explore, experience, and enjoy the outdoors.
In collaboration with Original Bootcamp Malaysia (OBC), the campaign kicked off with a group fitness bootcamp session at Dataran Petaling Jaya with invited media and guests. The bootcamp was led by experienced trainers from OBC and they started the session with warm ups and continued on with creative mix of bodyweight drills, workouts with ropes & soft medicine balls as well as high intensity interval training (HIIT).
The group was split into pairs and were instructed to perform a different workout from their partner. For instance, while one was doing burpees, the partner was performing a plank. Aside from that, the instructors had set stations on the field and each station was a different workout. Participants had to go through each station for a few minutes before moving on the next workout station. Once the fitness bootcamp was over, the trainers guided the participants on how to properly warm-down and stretch their body to avoid any injury.
In fact, Merrell Malaysia & OBC is planning to have a series of free outdoor fitness bootcamps for the public. Those who are interested in the bootcamps may follow Merrell Malaysia’s Facebook page for details.
In order to provide consumers with the right gear to take on whatever nature means to them, Merrell is rolling out a series of versatile footwear that have been specifically designed to help you take your fitness routine outdoors.
These shoes will give you a greater connection to your terrain, no matter what type of environment you might be in.
FIT: The Re-Booted Barefoot Collection with Trail Glove 4
Merrell’s best-selling barefoot collection is getting an update for 2017. The Trail Glove 4 has been re-designed with a minimal look for maximum performance. This barefoot shoe has a sock -like feel for a locked-down fit, plus a Vibram® sole for lightly cushioned performance. The Trail Glove 4 will be launching in October of 2017, and will be priced at RM459.
RUN: The Bare Access Flex
Merrell’s NEW Bare Access Flex running shoe is powered by FLEXconnect™ for hybrid performance – experience ultimate versatility, comfort, and ground connection on the trail, road and beyond. The shoes feature a 0mm drop, and the FLEXconnect™ technology features a Hyperlock™ heel for security during descents and sharp turns, dual-directional flex groove midsole for agility and stability, and sticky, durable outsole for superior grip. The Bare Access Flex shoes will launch in October of 2017 and will be priced at RM359.
TRAIL: The Agility Peak Flex
An update on this year’s Agility Peak Flex, this new trail runner is made with FLEXconnect™ technology to cushion, flex, and protect your feet on the trail. This shoe gives you the agility to excel on your longest runs and technical terrain. With a built-in engineered gaiter to keep out debris, and visible air cushion technology in the midsole to ensure maximum comfort, the Agility Summit Flex is taking trail running to the next level. This shoe will be launching in September of 2017, and will be priced at RM469.
adidas Malaysia today introduced its global running movement – adidas Runners to its fans in Kuala Lumpur, with an exclusive 8KM run in the city, followed by post-run activities such as trampoline workout and car tyre body strength training. adidas creators, communities of runners and media friends were invited to join this momentous celebration, to be the first batch of adidas Runners Kuala Lumpur members.
“We are very excited to be kicking off adidas Runners here in Kuala Lumpur, one of the key cities in Southeast Asia, to be a part of the global adidas running community. As the number one running brand in the world, we’re committed to deliver only the best training and running experience to our consumers, inspiring positive change and motivate runners to perform better,” said David Wong, Head of Marketing, adidas Malaysia.
“adidas Runners Kuala Lumpur will see like-minded runners coming together, charging through unique routes in the city, training in classes and wholesome experiences, along with expert coaching and pro athlete appearances, be assured that we will have sessions available for all standards and abilities to help unlock our members’ performance,” he added.
One global movement
adidas Runners is a global initiative by adidas to energize, support and unite runners all over the world. Members can find new like-minded friends in their city and around the world, allowing them to extend their physical and digital social networks. In essence, adidas Runners offers an athletic and social improvement platform.
Run hard, play hard
adidas Runners cares about runners’ performance - helping runners in achieving their personal goals and pushing them to the next level. It is a runners’ community to train together while having a good time and to celebrate success with those who share the journey.
Running will always be at the core of adidas Runners. Upcoming training activities will be planned by designated captains and coaches, catering for all aspects of a healthy lifestyle, i.e. running, full body fitness, nutrition and medical, enabling the members to be better runners to reach their individual goals.
The 8KM city run was led by adidas Runners Kuala Lumpur captains Azwan Bunjing, and Fatin Nabila. Attendees were also treated to an exclusive preview of the all new adidas UltraBOOST All Terrain range at the launch event, one of the perks of joining the adidas Runners community.
To find out more on the upcoming training sessions, join the adidas Runners Kuala Lumpur movement on Facebook and follow these hashtags #adidasrunnersKL #TakeChargeKL #adidasMY on Instagram and Twitter.