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    Perak Expects More Visitors from Singapore with New Tigerair Flights

    Something new is brewing at Tigerair. The airline has just launched a new service schedule specifically for the Singapore-Ipoh route.

    The Singapore-Ipoh service will be launched by leading Singapore-based no-frills airline Tigerair on the 29th of May, which will have up to four flights per week.

    The new service is to be operated by an Airbus 320 aircraft and it will carry about 1,440 passengers per week, making Tigerair the only Airbus operator to fly directly to Ipoh four times weekly. It is said to boost tourism and create more ease for business travelers from Singapore to Perak.

    Ipoh is the fourth largest city in Malaysia and it is home to both rich heritage footprints and trendy entertainment alternatives, making it an ideal holiday destination. The route to Ipoh will be Tigerair’s fourth Malaysian destination, which currently comprises Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, and Penang. The new service will help attract tourists looking for a short getaway to enjoy the many attractions Ipoh and Perak have to offer.

    Tigeair announced its excitement for this route and they feel that it will help boost tourism between Malaysia and Singapore. They are also the first to operate jet flights to Ipoh. This will mean it more convenient for travelers in Perak to Singapore and they can even connect to other flight destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas, with other carriers in Singapore Airlines Group.

    Tigerair is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines Group. Other Singapore Airlines Group companies operating out of Singapore are Singapore Airlines, Silk Air and Scoot.

    Tickets are already on sale now. For more information, visit www.tigerair.com

    Flight Information

    Inaugural flights (all times local):

    Flight No. Routing Departure Arrival Operation commences
    TR 2482 SIN-IPH 1600 1720 29 May 2015
    TR 2483 IPH-SIN 1900 2020 29 May 2015

     

    Weekly flight schedule (all times local): 

    Days of Operation Flight No.   Routing   Departure   Arrival  
    Monday TR 2482 SIN – IPH 1510 1640
    TR 2483 IPH – SIN 1720 1840
    Wednesday TR 2482 SIN – IPH 1520 1640
    TR 2483 IPH – SIN 1720 1840
    Friday TR 2482 SIN – IPH 1600 1720
    TR 2483 IPH – SIN 1800 1920
    Sunday TR 2482 SIN – IPH 1345 1505
    TR 2483 IPH – SIN 1555 1715
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    Coca-Cola Collectors Fair Gets Personal With Personalised Cans!

    Heads up Coca-Cola collectors and fans of all things Coca-Cola, you’ll want to know about this!

    This year, at the annual Coca-Cola Collectors Fair, it pays tribute to the iconic contour bottle as it celebrates its 100th anniversary, but there’s an extra treat for visitors who can also get a limited-edition personalized can.

    During the Chinese New Year season this year, Coca-Cola had a unique promotion where you could get your own personalized can. It was a huge hit and if you missed out on the opportunity to grab your own personalized can, don’t miss out on this event!

    One of the most recognized images in the world is the iconic Coca-Cola contour bottle. It first made its appearance in 1915 and the collectors this year will be displaying their own bottles that have been lovingly collected.

    The event will be taking place on Saturday, 9th May 2015 at the Lower Ground Concourse at Berjaya Times Square from 10 am till 9 pm. 

    The Coca-Cola Collectors Fair this year will be boisterous and colorful with cheerleaders on stage, interesting Coca-Cola memorabilia displays from over 60 Malaysian and international collectors, plus quizzes and prizes to be won.

    As for you being able to grab your own personalized Coca-Cola can, the Happiness Machine that produces personalized cans will be present at the event. So, all you need to do to get one is purchase six 325ml cans of Coca-Cola and you’ll be eligible to get a can with the name of your choice on it.

    Managed by 7-Eleven, purchases must be made at the venue of the Coca-Cola Collectors Fair and can be redeemed only on the day of the event by showing the proof of purchase while stocks last.

    For more information on the mall’s latest activities and promotions, visit Berjaya Times Square’s Facebook page.

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    [Event] Change For Good: Looking At Social Issues & Challenges In Malaysia

    Are you interested in social issues, social challenges and the future of social issues will be in Malaysia?

    If social issues are your thing, then don’t miss out on this upcoming event, Change For Good. It is an event where the prediction of the future of social issues in 20 years will happen with some of Malaysia’s largest NGOs and social organizations such as UNICEF, Mercy Malaysia, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creative Centre (MaGIC) and #PowerShiftMsia.

    The event aims to expand our minds by addressing social challenges by looking at innovative approaches and models organizations are using to solve complex challenges.

    The world was supposed to meet the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations this year. As it’s always coming to the middle of 2015, this is to examine how Malaysia is doing and how to move Malaysia’s development forward.

    The event will be discussing issues like the future for poverty eradication, humanitarian relief, children’s rights, and the differently-abled in Malaysia. It will also question what kinds of new challenges and opportunities will arise in that period, as well as what ways of thinking will be obsolete and what are the kind of solutions that are needed in the midst of social and technological change. More importantly, how does one adapt to the problems of the future.

    These are the esteemed presenters that will be examining the Malaysian social sector and what it will be in twenty years from now:

    Wivina Belmonte: UNICEF

    Ahmad Faezal: MERCY Malaysia

    Adrian Yeo: #PowerShiftMsia

    Ehon Chan: Malaysian Global Innovation & Creative Centre (MaGIC)

    Date: April 22nd, Wednesday
    Time: 7.30pm – 10.00pm
    Location: Wisma Hong Leong, 18 Jalan Perak
    Admission: Free

    This event is hosted by the Hong Leong Foundation. Change for Good is organized in partnership with Hong Leong Foundation, Tandemic and Do Something Good. For more information, visit their Facebook page here.

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    Lenny Kravitz Cancels F1 After Race Performance!

    After the cancelation of the FMFA15, sadly, another performance has been nixed – Lenny Kravitz.

    It has been confirmed by Kravitz’s management team that Lenny Kravitz will not be performing at the after-race concert for the 2015 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix on the 29th of March 2015.

    Kravitz stated the following in an official statement,

    “Unfortunately, due to contractual scheduling conflicts beyond my control, I will not be able to come to Kuala Lumpur to perform. I have been looking forward to coming to play for my fans and I’m deeply sorry that my concert had to be canceled. My ability to come to play for you all is a huge concern to me and I’m looking forward to rescheduling so I can perform for you as soon as possible.”

    Ticket holders have been assured that the post-race concert at the Sepang International Circuit will still proceed as scheduled.

    If you purchased tickets for the Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix, you are allowed entrance to the after-race concert plus the F1 Carnival and other selected activities at no additional cost. There are also One Ticket Unlimited benefits, discounts and other promotions available at selected retail outlets in Kuala Lumpur.

    For those who would like more information about tickets or on their ticket status, please contact the SIC Ticket Hotline at 03-8778 2222 or log on to their website for more details.

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    [Event Update] FMFA 2015 Has Been Cancelled!

    Sad news people, the organizers of the Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) 2015 have confirmed that their appeal to Singapore’s Home Affairs Ministry has been rejected.

    As you know we did an update a few days ago mentioning that the organizers had issues obtaining a permit for the event. The organizers had worked tirelessly to obtain the necessary permit for the event. However, they received word of the ministry’s decision.

    The organizers (Livescapes Singapore) said that they are extremely dedicated to holding a drug-free event and had set uptight security measurements and the appropriate medical management plans for the event, but sadly, the event is not to be.

    A formal press statement was issued stating the following:

    “We are extremely disappointed that our appeal to the Ministry of Home Affairs to organize Future Music Festival Asia 2015 (FMFA15) in Singapore has been unsuccessful. We can confirm that we have received the official rejection of our appeal. FMFA firmly stands behind our goal of creating a drug-free event for our festival-goers to enjoy. Despite having put in place a robust event, security, safety and medical management plan which has been developed alongside both local and international experts with a combined 50 years of experience in running similar large-scale events, our Public Entertainment License has not been granted. The plans that have been developed far exceeds international standards.

    We emphasize that the safety and security of our festival-goers are of utmost importance and will continue to be our number one priority. Regarding concerns the authorities may have about the drug-related incidents that took place in Malaysia last year, we reiterate that these were isolated incidents that took place outside Singapore, which cannot and do not carry any implication that FMFA is linked to drug use or drug abuse.”

    So far, approximately 15,000 tickets have been sold for the FMFA15 scheduled for the 13th and 14th March at Changi Exhibition Centre. Full ticket refunds will be made to all FMFA ticket buyers, details of which will be made available by Monday evening. Please check the FMFA website for updates and details.

    A care team has also been set up to help answer any concerns directly via this email address: support@futuremusicfestival.asia.

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    [Event] The Great Eastern Colour My Heart Run 2015

    Runners, the most colorful run will be happening very soon!!

    The Heart Foundation of Malaysia (Yayasan Jantung Malaysia) and Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad have collaborated for the inaugural Great Eastern Colour My Heart Run this year both in Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

    The collaboration is a key part of Great Eastern Life’s Live Great Programme, which is designed to assist people in achieving their health goals and to promote health and to improve the level of general happiness amongst Malaysians.

    Held over two weekends in Penang and Kuala Lumpur in April and May, the Great Eastern Colour My Heart Run is an international class event. The events will be featuring a 12km timed race and a 5km fun walk. The 5km fun run is catering to all ages and fitness levels.

    The event in Penang will take place in the center of George Town at Padang Kota Lama on 19 April 2015 whilst the event in Kuala Lumpur will take place in Merdeka Square on 24 May 2015.

    Early bird registrations start at RM45. Included in that is an RM5 donation to the Heart Foundation as well as a kit for participants in the 5km race containing a wide range of items including a t-shirt, a pair of sunglasses, stickers, powder packs, individualized bibs, face masks, fake tattoos, and a snack pack.

    The event in Kuala Lumpur will be combined with the existing 12km Great Eastern Live Great Run that has been organized over the past four years by Great Eastern Life Assurance.

    Both the Penang and Kuala Lumpur’s 5km Fun Run courses focus on an experiential fast walk environment.  So, if you’re a first-timer, you need not worry about not being able to keep up because it’s open to everyone and you can travel at your own pace. Participants will also pass through specifically designed “color fun” stations.

    The “color fun” stations will basically be tents where participants will be showered with colored powders and a host of other surprise activities!

    Both events will also have a post-event carnival where there will be free medical check-ups, interactive games and various types of entertainment. It’ll definitely be an event where you’ll not find boring with all that is set to go on in both cities!

    For information on ticketing, discount information, as well as the latest updates and promotions, please visit their Facebook page.

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    [Events] 10 Days 3 Festivals In Penang!

    This November and December, Penang will be very busy as they play hosts home to 3 Festivals consisting of George Town Literary Festival, In-between Arts Festival and Penang Island Jazz Festival. 

    If you’re thinking of going away for a quick break, why not try Penang. With the amount of things lined up for the upcoming festivals, it sounds like it’s going to be an awesome time! If you’re not sure what the festivals are about, we have a synopsis of the events for you.

    The George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) returns this year with an impressive lineup of local and international writers. GTLF is enjoying its fourth year return. It was well received before and this year, it will feature 30 acclaimed writers in the likes of Miguel Syjuco, Kassim Ahmad, Rehman Rashid, Rana Dasgupta and Sudeep Sen. These talented writers will present their stories through prose, poetry, spoken word and / or film. This year will also be a little different by taking a look at how writers’ engage in GTLF’s theme ‘Capital’ through lectures, workshops and more. And for those of you who enjoy a night of laughter, there’s even a ticketed comedy night where the proceeds will go to charity.

    The In-between Arts Festival is quite an interesting festival. The festival will feature lots of fun things to do. Things like a drive-in movie, badminton flash mob and performances by various artistes such as Bihzhu and The Rubberbands.

    The drive-in movie will be very popular as it’ll be great old cinematic experience under the stars. Fingers crossed for good weather! All movies will be based on a first-come-first served basis. So, if you’re keen on this, go early to nab your parking spot. As for the badminton flash mob, this one has nothing to do with dance. But instead, it will celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship with a lot of racket-on-court action.

    Last but not least, is the Penang Island Jazz Festival, it will be a music-filled event. International and local jazz artistes perform at Jazz by the Beach. Held at Bayview Beach Resort, catch Seth Glier, CNIRBS, Laila Biali Trio, Monoswezi, Dutch Swing College Band, Richard Bona Group, Jo Young Deok Trio, Schroeder-Headz, Crystal Bowersox, Fresh Dixie Project and Carmen Souza. Bringing a dash of local flavour on stage is Jazzhats & Ray featuring Man Kidal.

    There’s also a Sunrise at Tropical Spice Garden which is basically starting your say with breakfast with a side of jazz. There’s also the Creative Malaysia Fringe Stages. Staged in the lobbies of Bayview Beach Resort, Hard Rock Hotel Penang and Parkroyal Resort, we hope you’ll be able to catch a series of performances of various musical styles. Spot Sid & Troublemakers, Riz & Endleaves and Christian Mark Theseira perform at Hard Rock Hotel before making a switch to Bayview Beach Resort for Manuel Ukulele, Hazel & Jay, Uglymen and more.

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    [Event] Wedding Fête At Hilton Kuala Lumpur

    Celebrating weddings here has become incredibly interesting over the last few years. We are blessed with being in a multicultural country that has diverse cultures and thus, we have rather colourful weddings.

    Not necessarily weddings in full rainbow colours but it’s colourful in so many other ways – in literal colours, in the taste and senses, cultural diversity and traditions. Weddings here can be one of a kind and each one is celebrated in their own right with excitement, enthusiasm and best of all, with love.

    Hilton Kuala Lumpur has been one of the more popular places as a wedding venue. Be it for a traditional Malay wedding, an exuberant Indian wedding or Chinese wedding, it’s a place where they can fit in everything for a memorable wedding day.

    This year, the wedding showcase at Hilton Kuala Lumpur is themed ‘Wedding Fête: where style meets culinary’. The team at Hilton Kuala Lumpur has taken it up a notch in doing things differently compared to other wedding fairs held at other hotels. Featuring the best of epicurean spread and culinary finesse, their team of award-winning chefs and patissiers will bring you on a journey that captivates your palates and a feast to your senses.

    The week-long bridal boutique is on display at the lobby lounge from the 2nd till 8th of November 2014 and is open to the public. The main highlight of the grand showcase with a bridal couture fashion show on the 9th of November 2014 (which, by the way, is by invitation only).

    The bridal boutique will showcase breathtaking floral arrangements, bridal gowns from local top couture designers Carven Ong and Alia Bastamam, exquisite and elegant decorations/set ups, sophisticated wedding menus and heavenly creations of bespoke cakes for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

    If that’s not enough to entice you engaged couples to check it out, there are also special savings and value added offers to the wedding packages at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

    SPECIAL SAVINGS & VALUE ADDED OFFERS FOR OUR WEDDING PACKAGE:

    Exclusive offers await CIMB credit cardholders from 2 November 2014 till 31 December 2014:

    • 10% discount on Wedding Package (Promotion valid from 2 November till 9 November 2014)

    • 5% discount on Wedding Package (Promotion valid from 10 November till 31 December) 2014

    • Special group room rate at RM350.00++ per room/per night inclusive of two breakfasts for friends and relatives attending the wedding event – minimum booking of 10 rooms per night. (Valid from 2 November 2014 till 31 December 2014)

    Special benefits for wedding bookings confirmed on 9 November 2014:

    • CIMB credit cardholders enjoy 10% discount on Wedding Package (Promotion valid from 2 November till 9 November 2014)

    • Special group room rate at RM350.00++ per room/per night inclusive of two breakfasts for friends and relatives attending the wedding event – minimum booking of 10 r ooms per night. (Valid from 2 November 2014 till 31 December 2014)

    • Chance to win a lucky draw grand prize worth RM50,000*

    – Hilton Kuala Lumpur will send the luck y couple on a luxury honeymoon to Paris, the city of love, including return flight tickets by Etihad Airways

    – Wedding gown by industry’s most sought-after fashion designer Carven Ong

    – An elaborate centrepiece wedding gown cake (for display only) by Executive Pastry Chef, Paul Gardin

    – Wedding photography package by Pages & Pixels Concept

    • Complimentary 1 extra room night in Bridal Suit e at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

    • Double Hilton Honors Event Bonus Points

    • Special rate for Full Day Actual Day Wedding Photography package at RM4,500 by Pages & Pixels Concept (u.p RM5,500)

    If you recently got engaged (or know someone who has gotten engaged, and if you do tell them about this!), do drop by at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur to have a look at the bridal boutique. You won’t be disappointed.

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    Top 5 Halloween Events In Kuala Lumpur

    If you’re going to celebrate Halloween (Friday, October 31, 2014) this year, we suggest you go all out.

    Head down to your local costume shop and prepare to either scare yourself (or someone else) or drink yourself silly at one of these Halloween events. Or, if you prefer a more subdued route, we’ve got that covered too, including something a little unusual that includes your furkid!

    Plan your fancy dress in advance and have fun this Halloween. After all, when is it ever you can wear that Playboy bunny costume and get away with it?

    Here are the Top 5 Halloween Events In Kuala Lumpur :

    1. Shocktoberfest: Mystery Theatre

    Not everything needs to be absolutely horrific and gory for Halloween. If you’re looking to have something fun and different, leave it up to Brian Tan and Prakash Daniel to give classic horror a comedic twist with this mystery theatre show.

    Gnurr and Phang Kuan Hoong will be accompanying the duo to provide chill-inducing music. Shocktoberfest is a series of Halloween events organized by Big Night Out in collaboration with The Wknd. Held at Barlai, you can also be sure to have a jolly night ahead with their fabulous cocktails. A sure win for a great night out!

    For more information, visit their Facebook page.

    2. House Of Horrors @ i-City

    Beware when night falls in this October! The House of Horror@i-City will try to scare the pants off you! Visitors to this scary attraction will burst in scream, fear and perhaps, even have some tears shed as the ghouls, ghosts, mummies, vampires, and zombies decide to come alive during the Halloween Fest.

    Starting from 31 October till the 2nd of November 2014, this House of Horrors will feature renowned rock stars such as the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Visitors can participate in some fun events such as the Zombie Cupcake Design that allows children to design their own idea of Halloween on their cupcakes; Humpty Pumpkin Contest which dares you to brave the House of Horrors and count the pumpkins located within; Dance from the Dead Rock Stars where you get to watch and participate how these terrifying creatures move their body; Giant Skeleton Ladder Contest and more.

    Get dressed up in your scariest outfits to entitle a special promotion rate for House of Horror at RM10.00 per person while enjoying a myriad of activities that are available. Halloween Fest at i-City is open from 2.00 pm to 11.00 pm. You can get your tickets online here or call 03 – 5521 8868 for more information.

    3. Zombie ApoKLypse

    If you’re in need of a unique adventure event, this one will definitely have you covered. The Zombie ApoKLypse returns again this year in Publika, Solaris Dutamas this coming Halloween weekend: 31st October and 1st November.

    In the event, participants will go through various obstacles and missions in order to save the world from the Z Virus outbreak. It is guided by actors in the full character of a Commando who will help you traverse the route and of course, avoid the zombie attacks.

    It will take place from 8:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on both days. Participants need to pre-register to participate in this event. You’ll get your time slots and go off on an approximately 30 minutes experience throughout Publika with various missions and obstacles in order to rescue the Z-virus cure. It ends up finishing at the Decontamination booth where they will be scanned to see if they have been infected by the zombie virus themselves. FYI, the zombies will have this special UV paint that will be then scanned by a UV light.

    You can purchase your tickets on this site.

    4. Halloween Bus Tour – Part 2

    Bait repeats their Halloween Bus Tour again this year, but, this time, they are partnering with Uber to save everyone the horror of driving back home (by the way, you’ll get free RM30 credit).

    The event starts off at Bait, and the rest of the stops for the night are SIX, The Rabbit Hole and Rootz. Tickets are inclusive of drinks, goodie bags, and transport. Early bird tickets are available now at Bait until Oct 24. Get more details here.

    5. My Furry Halloween

    For those who want something a little more subdued but that includes your furkid and to do some charity at the same time, this one’s for you. Hop Hop Café and Sit & Stay Artisan Pet Food are co-organizing a charity Halloween dinner for dogs and their owners on the 2nd of Nov 2014.

    The event aims to raise funds to help out their furry friends at Cherishlife Home, a private no-kill animal shelter in Hulu Langat. There will be Halloween-themed buffet spreads and best-dressed contests. The folks here have not left out your dogs. For your dogs, Sit & Stay Pet Food Artisan will also be serving dog food of human-grade ingredients such as pork, pumpkin, eggs, and flaxseeds with no additional flavorings and additives. Pet owners, on the other hand, can look forward to dining on a delicious spread of food such as squid ink pasta, puff pastries, chicken bratwurst and more.

    For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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    John Legend To Perform Live In Malaysia, Sept 23rd

    he All Of Me Tour is heading to Malaysia!

    John Legend, the crooner who is famous for hit tunes such as Let’s Get Lifted, Ordinary People and So High among others, will be bringing his All Of Me Tour to Malaysia this September 23rd.

    Spend an evening with the Legend and hear him sing live for his Malaysian fans at the Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre.

    Tickets will go on sale next Friday, July 18th from TicketPro with prices at RM195, RM295, RM325, RM525 and limited Platinum seats at RM725 each.