Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Nike Air Max 720 will be available globally in 2019

Launching next year, the latest Air Max 720 will feature the first full-length lifestyle Air Max unit that will raise the standard for all-day wear comfort. Following the footsteps of its predecessor the Air Max 97, this latest silhouette is pushing the envelope for what’s possible in a lifestyle shoe. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Now you can enjoy 30 days free trial for BBC Player, thanks to TM and BBC Studios

Do you enjoy BBC TV programs like we do? Our viewing is no longer limited to the living room with the announcement by BBC Studios and unifi TV that they are expanding the BBC Player service, enabling all unifi and pre-unifi (Streamyx) customers to enjoy the best of British documentaries, dramas, comedies, lifestyle and preschool programmes via streaming and downloading of the content to their devices.

Previously available only to subscribers of unifi TV’s Ultimate pack, BBC Player will now be available to more than two million unifi subscribers for FREE for 30 days. You can enjoy 30 days free trial immediately upon signing u, after you download the BBC Player from Google Play or Apple Store, of course.

There are plenty of award-winning and premium shows that are available on BBC Player, for example Donal’s Asian Baking Adventure, Patrick Melrose, MasterChef UK (series 14), Blue Planet II, The Graham Norton Show and more.

“More and more viewers are going to online platforms in search of interesting programmes to watch. The Malaysian audience on BBC Player has steadily grown since the service was launched in early 2017, signaling an increasing appetite for our content online. Dramas like Victoria, lifestyle programmes like the award-winning The Great British Bake-Off, our blue-chip natural history programmes like Blue Planet II, and the ever popular irreverent Top Gear, consistently top the charts as the most-watched programmes by unifi’s Ultimate Pack subscribers, on both BBC Player and unifi TV,” said Ryan Shiotani, Vice President, Content, Asia of BBC Studios.

“It is evident that BBC content resonates with Malaysians and their families who are looking for high quality, intelligent programmes. We are glad that we are now able to offer these programmes to a wider base of Malaysians,” he added.

Meanwhile, Emily Wee, Vice President of unifi Content (Product) said, “The BBC brand is synonymous with quality and trust. These are the same traits our customers expect and demand from us. We at unifi TV are happy to be collaborating with BBC to meet the diverse needs from our customers by providing a compelling suite of BBC channels as well as access to top rated British content via BBC Player.”

And if you like BBC educational programs, you should not miss the new entertaining science series, “Got Science?”, hosted by the Malaysia’s Godfather of Stand-up Comedy, Harith Iskandar.

The show was launched at the same press event where the announcement for the expansion of the BBC Player service was made.

In this BBC Earth original commission, Harith Iskander explores and explains the science in everyday life using reason, logic, and rationale, and science.

Some of the themes explored in the series are food, health and fitness, sport, anatomy and technology. Fast-paced and packed with information, Harith threads these stories together in his inimitable light, almost tongue-in-cheek manner through his running commentary and funny one-liners.

Popular myths like durians and alcohol will kill you, and MSG is bad for you are just some topics covered in the new series.

Got Science? premiered on BBC Earth on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 at 8.05pm. Those who missed it can play catch up and watch it on BBC Player now.

To find out what Harith Iskander had said about the "Got Science" program, watch the his interview with Daphne Iking HERE.

BBC Player is available as an app – downloadable from the Apple and Google Play app stores, and online at

To activate the 30-day free trial, unifi subscribers just need to sign in to the BBC Player app or website while on their unifi home broadband network.

After the 30-day free trial, the subscription will be priced at RM10 a month and the BBC Player subscription fee will be reflected in the customers’ monthly bills.

Let's enjoy the BBC Player now!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

R U Tough Enough? is Back, But This Time, Searching for Southeast Asia’s Toughest!

Are Malaysians the toughest in Southeast Asia? Well, that is what Fisherman’s Friend and KIX HD are trying to find out. With the support of Fisherman’s Friend, KIX HD (Astro Ch 729), is bringing back its annual R U Tough Enough? competition on an even bigger scale this year.

Finalists from six countries in Southeast Asia - namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - will be competing for the title of “Southeast Asia’s Toughest” and a grand prize of US$15,000 (RM61,900)!

Fisherman’s Friend and KIX HD are seeking male and female participants who have the physical strength, the mental endurance, and the emotional resilience to take on contestants from five other countries and prove that he or she is the toughest.

R U Tough Enough? Southeast Asia will be accepting applicants from now until October 15 via its official website: Applicants can also sign up via Tough Trooper activations in their cities.

“R U Tough Enough? has grown in scope, size and participation every year, and now we are excited to take this competition to a regional level,” said Betty Tsui, Vice President, Programming of KIX.

“We are looking for Southeast Asia’s toughest and we are thrilled to invite everyone with an inspiring tough story to join us! It is not just a battle of the body, but also the mind, and we encourage all tough participants to join and show us what they’ve got!”

This year’s R U Tough Enough? Southeast Asia Advocate is none other than dynamic Malaysian fitness instructor Ishaq Vadillo. As a young man trying to support his family through financial difficulties, he was repeatedly told he was too young and wasn’t taken seriously. However, he persisted and took on various jobs before discovering fitness as a passion.

To all aspiring R U Tough Enough? participants, he says “Challenge yourself; you never know what you are capable of until you push yourself to achieve something great. It all starts with determination and perseverance.”

R U Tough Enough? Southeast Asia is open to all Malaysian residents aged 18 and above. To participate, apply online at by October 15 or at the Tough Trooper roadshows at Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for closed-door auditions and a total of four finalists will be chosen to represent Malaysia together with the previous winner Vincent Mallang, a fitness trainer from Sarawak. The finalists will then take part in a “Final Showdown” at Sunway Pyramid on December 2.

Since its launch in Malaysia in 2014, R U Tough Enough? has expanded to the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia. And this year, the competition launched for the first time in Singapore and will be introduced to Vietnam as well. In the course of its run, it has attracted thousands of participants in various countries and crowned many deserving contestants, a testament to how well the competition has been received in Southeast Asia.

R U Tough Enough? Southeast Asia is presented by Fisherman’s Friend, the strong adult candy with added benefits, and official fitness partner Celebrity Fitness with the official partner Astro, official venue partner Sunway Pyramid and hotel partner Dorsett Grand Subang.

Stay updated on the competition through KIX HD’s social media platforms, including Facebook:, Twitter: @KIXAsia, and Instagram: @KIXAsia.

4,000 Malaysians walk a mile towards healthier hearts

NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS Walk-A-Mile, the longest-running walking event in Malaysia returned for the 17th consecutive year today at Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens) to mark World Heart Day with the largest crowd turnout yet: 4,000 Malaysians pledging to take their first steps towards better heart health. It also marks the 17th year of partnership with Yayasan Jantung Malaysia (YJM) in the fight against high cholesterol, a major risk factor of heart disease.

Cold Storage Kids Run Returns to Promote Healthy Living Among Children

Petaling Jaya, 16 September 2018 – The Cold Storage Kids Run is back for its second year running and is better than ever! This year’s Kids Run featured a longer route and a challenging obstacle course that promised an exciting day out for children and adults alike. Part of an initiative by Cold Storage Malaysia to promote Malaysians on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, the 2018 edition of the Kids Run aims to promote healthy routines from a tender age.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

HOT & COLD Charity Run 2018 gets Malaysians to run for an AIDS-free nation

Malaysian Celebrities, Vanidah Imran and Rashidi Ishak lead the 5km race at the Malaysian AIDS Foundation HOT & COLD Charity Run 2018.

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 September 2018 — The Malaysian AIDS Foundation's HOT & COLD Charity Run 2018 was not only a fund-raising initiative. It also sought to promote the foundation's goal to ending AIDS and stand in solidarity with people living with and affected by HIV. Jointly organised by the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (FOMUM), the run was held on 16 September 2018 (Sunday) at the University of Malaya.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Muhaizar Mohamad Attempts To Break National Marathon Record at Berlin Marathon

Current and four-time consecutive winner of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, as well as S.E.A. Games bronze medalist, Muhaizar Mohamad will be attempting to break the national marathon record at the BMW Berlin Marathon on 16th September 2018. Muhaizar is currently being managed by Dirigo Events, who are also sponsoring his record breaking attempt. This is part of Dirigo Events’ continuing efforts to develop the sport of marathon running in Malaysia, as well as to provide support for one of Malaysia’s best marathoners.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Malaysia Airports Brings KLIA’s Top Culinary Delights to the MIGF 2018

As a runner, our adventures are not limited to local running events. So, our oversea running adventure usually starts when we are at the airport. Thanks to the awesome F&B outlets at KLIA and klia2, we are always greeted with mouth-watering good food before we fly out or when we arrive!