Category Archives: Events

Lenny Kravitz Cancels F1 After Race Performance!

Category : Events , Lifestyle

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 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 cancelled. My ability to come 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.


[Event Update] FMFA 2015 Has Been Cancelled!

Category : Events , Home , Living

Sad news people, the organisers 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 organisers had issues obtaining a permit for the event. The organisers had worked tirelessly to obtain the necessary permit for the event. However, they received word of the ministry’s decision.

The organisers (Livescapes Singapore) said that they are extremely dedicated in holding a drug-free event and had set up tight 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 organise 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 emphasise 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.


[Event] The Great Eastern Colour My Heart Run 2015

Category : Events , Fashion Events , Living

Runners, the most colourful 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 centre of George Town at Padang Kota Lama on the 19 April 2015 whilst the event in Kuala Lumpur will take place in Merdeka Square on the 24 May 2015.

Early bird registrations start at RM45. Included in that is a 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, individualised 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 organised 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 “colour fun” stations.

The “colour fun” stations will basically be tents where participants will be showered with coloured 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 at both cities!

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


[Events] 10 Days 3 Festivals In Penang!

Category : Events , Fashion , Living

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.


[Event] Wedding Fête At Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Category : Events , Fashion Events , Living

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.


Confirmed! Mariah Carey, Live In Malaysia, Oct 22nd

Category : Events , Lifestyle

It is confirmed! Pop diva Mariah Carey is coming to Malaysia!

After a couple of weeks of rumours, the news has now been confirmed by concert promoter, IME Productions.

Get ready fans, Mariah Carey will be performing in Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur this Oct 22.

As part of the Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse world tour, the songstress has chosen KL as the first Asian stop ahead of Singapore, Philippines, China and Japan.

Tickets will go on sale from Aug 17th onwards with a special launch at Paradigm Mall, Selangor between 11am and 7pm.

Tickets are priced at RM680, RM580, RM480, RM380 for numbered seatings while RM250 and RM120 for free seating. There will be an early bird discount of 10%.

Online ticket sales will be available from Aug 18th via Ticket Charge.

For more information, call 03-9222 8811 (Ticket Charge hotline) or 011-2316 6198 (IME Productions hotlines).


John Legend To Perform Live In Malaysia, Sept 23rd

Category : Events , Lifestyle

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.


[Event] David Blaine Live In Malaysia, Sept 5th

Category : Events , Lifestyle

Is he for real or just a clever illusion? Wonder no more and see for yourself! 

The famous magician David Blaine is set to dazzle Malaysians when he comes down here for a performance this Sept 5th at Stadium Negara, KL.

Known for his mind-blowing stunts, such as ‘Frozen In Time’ where he was frozen into a block of ice for 72 hours, ‘Above The Below’ where he went without food for 44 days and ‘Vertigo’, where he stood for 44 hours on a 22 inch platform, this will be David Blaine’s first Asia tour.

It is expected that the magician dubbed as the Modern Day Houdini will stage some fascinating illusions and endurance stunts for his audiences here. He will take you on a journey in his 90 minutes performance and you’ll be left guessing if his act is real or magic!

Tickets will be available from TicketPro soon, details are as below:

Seatings

For more information, look out for updates on the organisers’ FB page – LOL Events and Livescape Asia


[Event] Energizer Night Race 2014

Category : Events , Lifestyle

Let’s get energised for Energizer Night Race 2014!

Date is set – August 9th, location is set – Dataran Merdeka, now for the race details!

The Energizer Night Race comes back this year with a mission – Light Up The Dark. It is an initiative by the brand as part of its That’s Positivenergy statement to unite and make positive changes for a brighter community. Energizer aims to make Malaysia a safer place for runners and community at large.

Touted to be the largest night race in Malaysia, the run will be divided into six categories:

  • 15km Men’s Open (18 years old and above)
  • 15km Women’s Open (18 years old and above)
  • 15km Men Junior Veteran (40-49 years old)
  • 15km Men Senior Veteran (50 years old and above)
  • 15km Women Veteran (40 years old and above)
  • 5km Fun Run (7 years old and above)

Registration is now open from May 22nd to July 8th. Fees are RM50 for the 5km route and RM60 for the 15km route.

As this race will be flagged off in the heart of the city, the course for both 5km and 15km routes have been designed for runners to take in the wonders of the city’s famous locations.

It will truly be an interesting experience to run through the city passing by the National Monument, the Parliament, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

An estimated 15,000 runners are expected to join the race. All registered participants will receive a unique Energizer 3-LED Headlights to be worn during the night race so transforming the route into a moving “river of light”.

On August 9th, it would be a safer bet to use public transportation to get to Dataran Merdeka. If you’re driving, here are the designated parking spots.

Log onto this site for registration. (Update May 22nd – the site might be a bit slow today due to the sheer volume of interested participants) 

Also, do stay up-to-date on announcements and activities leading up to race day via Energizer Malaysia’s Facebook page.


[Event] The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2014

Category : Events , Lifestyle

Calling all art lovers, seasoned collectors and first time art novices — The Affordable Art Fair returns to Singapore!

Set for May 23 to 25 at F1 Paddock Club in Singapore, The Affordable Art Fair is as per its name — a fair where buyers get to enjoy artwork with affordable prices so that art becomes accessible. Essentially a casual event, the fair also aims to deliver ease of buying, breadth of choice and user-friendly approach.

For a better idea of what to expect, just watch this video below:

This year’s art spectacle in Singapore sees 82 local and international galleries showing more than 600 artists with artworks that range from paintings, sculpture to photography. To put it simply, there is bound to be something for someone!More than just a marketplace, the Affordable Art Fair will also host several hands-on artist-led workshops that are suitable for all ages. Meaning that even if you don’t aim to get a piece of art, you can pay a visit to the fair to brush up on your art knowledge! The opening times and admission fees to The Affordable Art Fair Singapore are as such:

For more information on the Affordable Art Fair Singapore, please visit the official website here or their official Facebook Page here.


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