Sunday, December 18, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
November 16th 2011; 7.25 pm
Canning Garden, Ipoh
A man has died in his mansion, succumbing to multiple injuries on various parts of his body in Canning Garden Ipoh today.
The PDRM have confirmed the death, which happened around 5pm today when the man, Busines Tycoon and Ipoh Socialite Datuk Jackson Mo was believed to have been resting in his study at home before being brutally attacked by what is believed to be a planned attack by a few different suspects.
"Homicide squad detectives from the Ipoh IPD are investigating the multiple injuries sustained by Datuk Jackson in this gruesome murder and will hopefully get to the bottom of the case as soon as possible" a PDRM spokesman said.
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Assistant Superintendent of Police and Chief Investigating Officer Hamzah Mat Noor said police received a call about two men trying to break into number 52 Canning Garden around 4.30 pm.
At the same time, another call was made to the PDRM from somebody who claimed to be inside the mansion that was being broken into, saying that two men were after him.
When police arrived, they found one man hiding in a closet, another man holding a knife and a woman inside a box.
ASP Hamzah said one man tried to escape and struggled with police before being arrested. The PDRM were also shocked to recover 3 KG's of marijuana and 400 grams of unprocessed heroin from this suspect. Upon further investigation the PDRM also discovered 4 'parangs' and 2 unused molotov cocktails in a backpack carried by the suspect.
A witness who refused to be named then saw another man climbing from the balcony of the mansion. That man fell, narrowly missing four police officers who had just arrived at the scene.
‘‘We don’t know whether these parties are known to each other,’’ ASP Hamzah said.
‘‘So it’s too early at this stage to give a full briefing.’’
Police who were at the scene at the time have not yet been interviewed. The PDRM have also apprehended the following suspects to aid with the investigation:
Anne James, Davina Goh, Nabihan Yaacob, JD Menon, Terence Conrad and Jon Chew
The mansion was cordoned off this evening and the general public are urged to come forward and help with this investigation.
Please help us find out 'WHO KILLED JACKSON MO?'
Further details about this pending investigation can be obtained directly from the crime scene from the 2 - 17 of December 2011 at:
Black Box @ MAP
Level G2-01, Block A5,
Jalan Dutamas 1,Off Jalan Duta,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
6-11 December 2011 @ 8.30 pm
13-17 December 2011 @ 8.30 pm
Matinee 10 December @ 3.00 pm
Preview 2 December 2011 @ 8.30 pm
RM 68 Adult / RM 38 Concession
Online Ticketing: www.tix.my
Walk In: PJ Live Arts Box Office,
Jaya One Block K, 72 A Jalan Universiti,
Petaling Jaya 46200.
Phone: +6017 2287849
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Bring your family to enjoy the upcoming Family Fun Day concerts by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, KLCC. ThemedBach To The Future, the concerts are scheduled on 12-13 Nov 11 and will be presented by Platypus Theatre. These concerts are suitable for children 4 years and above.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
The idea behind the Festival was inspired by the fact that KLCC itself is a hub for the arts; DFP showcases the best in music and luminaries from various genres, Galeri PETRONAS houses a prolific collection of art pieces and installations from renowned artists, and Petrosains is the perfect place to experience the wonders of science and engage creative and expressive processes – a natural synergy of the arts all under the KLCC roof. Hence, this event promotes and celebrates Malaysian arts through a festival set at the iconic twin towers.
Malaysians shall again witness history in the making via a celebration of different forms of art; be it dance, music and other performing arts. With a predominantly Malaysian theme, the Festival will kick-off when the MPO Seni Ensemble joins forces with renowned local dance troupe ASWARA Dance Company on Wednesday, 26 October 11 at 8.30 p.m. Themed ‘Living Traditions’, both groups will perform six contemporary works combining music and dances. The DFP stage will witness sizzling performances of Wirama, Tapak 4 and Alarippu by renowned local choreographers such as Joseph Gonzales, Shafirul Azmi and Umesh Shetty. These will be followed by three works to be performed by the MPO musicians; Lex, Trio Tradisi and Vespertine Formations complemented by brand-new dances. Experience the synergy as the best of Malaysia’s dancers and musicians collaborate!
Next, the Festival celebrates ‘Malaysian Diversity’ on Friday, 28 October 11 at 8.30 p.m. The showcase will feature Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia under the leadership of Mohd Yazid Zakaria. The ensemble will showcase the rich cultural diversity of our country through music and songs, featuring guest singers Jaclyn Victor, Iqwal Hafiz and an Orang Asli group called Bahbola. Among the songs included in the repertoire list are Gemilang, Joget Kenangan Manis, Somewhere, Corazon Espinado, P Ramlee’s medley, Pak Ngah Balik, Santubong, Sayang Kinabalu, Dondang Sayang, Empat Dara and Zapin Budi. The showcase will reflect the racial harmony through artistic endeavours that embraces the 1Malaysia concept. It is jointly presented by Istana Budaya (Ministry of Information, Communication & Culture).
On Saturday, 29 October 11 at 8.30 p.m., we present you ‘MPO’s Native Foray’ whereby the Seni Groove Ensemble, led by MPO trombonist Marques Young, will present music inspired by P Ramlee, Sheila Majid, Siti Nurhaliza, James Brown and Ibrahim Ferrer, to showcase the best of local and foreign influences right here at our doorstep. Celebrate a brand new musical concoction inspired by a Westerner’s lifestyle in Malaysia.
The finale of the Festival is a showcase themed ‘Johor Heads North’ performed by Badan Kesenian Warisan Johor on Sunday, 30 October 11 at 8.30 p.m. Zapin dance and ghazal music come alive on the DFP stage. The finesse involved in mastering this artistry has impressed many and gained worldwide recognition. Be enthralled when you witness ‘Pesona Jauhar’, a musical of four segments; Tika Dinihari, Terbitnya Suria, Cahaya Mega and Berlabuhnya Malam Permata Tetap Bersinar.
(Note: In conjunction with the Festival, there will be an exhibition and workshop at Galeri PETRONAS, Level 3, Suria KLCC. Admission is FREE. For details, please call 03-23317770.)
(Note II: Petrosains’ Music, Art, Science exhibitions continue at Level 4, Suria KLCC. For details, please call 03-23318181.)
(Note III: Enjoy a plethora of activities and performances in the vibrant outdoors of the KLCC Esplanade by Petrosains, No Noise Percussion, Royal Rhapsody SERATAS, Seri Puteri Winds, Stage Circle, Amir Jahari, Tony Leo, Dikir Barat, Saturday Afternoon, ASWARA Dance Company, Floor Fever and ASWARA Percussion Ensemble, among others. Please refer attached visual.)
Be part of an unforgettable festival blending arts and music, only at DFP!
Orchestra / Conductor / Soloists / Ensemble:
MPO Seni Ensemble (26 Oct 11)
ASWARA Dance Company (26 Oct 11)
Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia (28 Oct 11)
Mohd Yazid Zakaria conductor (28 Oct 11)
Jaclyn Victor vocals (28 October 11)
Iqwal Hafiz vocals (28 October 11)
Bahbola Orang Asli group (28 Oct 11)
Seni Groove Ensemble (29 Oct 11)
Marques Young leader (29 Oct 11)
Badan Kesenian Warisan Johor (30 Oct 11)
All tickets: RM58 (RM48 per ticket for the first 100 tickets per concert)
Mondays to Saturdays:10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., 9.00 p.m. on performance nights
Telephone Bookings: 03- 2051 7007
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Ecoba's Oktoberfest is not your typical celebration with different kinds of international beers, they've got a carnival like atmosphere with a flea market cum bazaar, mechanical bull, dunk machine together with lots of drinking games and performances. Check it out on 1st October in Ecoba Damansara Perdana.
- Centurion Challenge
- Carnival like atmosphere with food stalls, mechanical bull, dunk machine, bazaar
- Beerlympic games: beer pong, around the world, beer run, 4 x 1 relay, pint relay
- Performances by Acoustic Fourplay, Nyl, Lish & Blastique;
- renowned saxophonist Azmi Hairuddin.
- Open mic by Doppelganger
- Flea market by ThreadZoo
- Authentic Bavarian live band Beer girls & hostesses
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Always at the Forefront of the Beer Experience, Craft Brews is Going Rogue
Petaling Jaya, 13 September 2011.
Damansara’s gastronomic open-secret, Craft Brews, tonight expanded beer-lovers’ taste horizons by introducing a unique range of imported craft beer, Rogue. With a myriad of flavour from a more traditional Mom Hefeweizen to some quite spicy numbers such as Brutal IPA or OREgasmic Ale, this range of beer will extend the palate of any enthusiast.
Launched tonight was a selection of eight fine beers from the Rogue range – four available on tap, four available by the bottle. Even with such a selection, themes were evident with the Chocolate Stout, Mocha Porter, and Hazelnut Brown Nectar, along with some more traditional-styled beers like Mom Hefeweizen. Quite unique on the range is Juniper Pale Ale, which may be considered the beer-lover’s equivalent to a gin and tonic; and Dead Guy Ale, the drink of the ‘living and the dead’, as featured recently on Supernatural, a popular American television series.
Whilst tonight launched eight of the Rogue range, it is only the beginning for Craft Brews as they plan to introduce more of the range over time. Already in the pipeline for introduction to their menu later in the year are Somer Orange Honey Ale, Chipotle Ale, and Morimoto Black Obi Soba. Rogue’s diverse and intriguing range is definitely something the Craft Brews team plan on sharing with their customers. Craft Brews remains committed to bringing the finest quality and most exciting range of beers to its customers.
Emcee’d by popular radio personality Linora Low, the evening had a great party atmosphere. High in energy, with lots of amber gold flowing, accompanied by specialty dishes the Craft Brews kitchen has become famous for, the crowd had plenty of opportunity for additional fun, with beer-inspired games getting them worked up. Spin-the-bottle, a risque game from our teenage years, offered torturous chili’s and ginger as punishments, some more mild options, a few Rogue rewards, and of course, bottles of Rogue for all those who spun. Traditional ‘keg weightlifting’, along with other games also consumed the crowd and got people looking, if not drinking.
Craft Brews focusses on what its name suggests – serving craft beer. A craft beer is one that avoids using fillers, thickeners and artificial flavours, and generally results in a beer drinking experience that embraces natural flavour with a myriad of ingredients to create outstanding taste sensations. Craft beers simply show how beer can be extended in flavour, and how what we perceive as a traditional beer can be transformed into a new world of flavour. Since their opening, Craft Brews has fast gained a reputation for excellent beer, great food, and a really fun environment.
“Our mission is to continually extend the beer drinking experience for Malaysians, to let our customers try the best of what is available in the world of beer, and to show that beer is not just the drink we used to think it was – there are so many flavours that we can enjoy. Beer is the new wine, as we look at helping people further appreciate taste explosions, and the subtleties of new flavours and fresh ingredients. Tonight is simply the beginning of our journey with Rogue; there is definitely more to come” explained Paul Khong, Business Owner of Craft Brews.
Rogue originated in the United States, and has fast been viewed as a sought-after beverage worldwide. Rogue ales are made with the finest hops and barley malt, free range coastal water and Pacman top fermenting proprietary yeast. Preservative, additives, chemicals are never added, leaving every Rogue Ale a true craft beer. Rogue is bottled using an oxygen absorbing cap, brown glass for better shelf life, and plenty of malted barley and hops to provide stability.
Rogue continues to enjoy the recognition of its professional peers for quality, innovation, and dedication to the perfection of the craft of brewing. Having won numerous awards internationally since its inception in the late 1980’s, Rogue continues to be at the forefront of craft beer production, and in sharing the love of beer with the world. A great parallel to Craft Brews, who seek to share their love of fine beer, ‘one pint at a time’.
The Rogue range is exclusively available in Malaysia at Craft Brews. To sample for yourself, come on down to Craft Brews and experience their special brand of hospitality, expand your drinking horizons, and truly enjoy going Rogue with Craft Brews.
Craft Brews is located at G3 Podium, Ground Floor, Menara KLK, 1 Jalan PJU 7/6, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Craft Brews is open daily from 12:00 noon until late. For reservations please telephone 03-7722-3000. You can find Craft Brews on Facebook www.facebook.com/CraftBrews and on Twitter @CraftBrews.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Macy sofa creations launch had an incredible amount of publicity and for a limited time period, they were all displayed at Ikano. BMW has agreed to provide the space and invite their customers and friends to auction them off on Sunday 10th of July. Harith Iskander has kindly agreed to do stand up show. Jojo Struys will be hosting it and Dennis Lau and Ash Nair will be performing. So come join us for a good cause and some fun. Click the picture for more details.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
MASiF was initiated in 2010 as a platform for Malaysian creativity and innovation, designed to be an event where young talent could let loose and show their abilities to the community, and at the same time, give them a platform to propel themselves onto the world stage to demonstrate their artistic abilities and creativity to the world.
“Last year, the event was supported and officiated by the Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak, which reinforced the contribution that MASiF made to the personal and professional development of young talent. With this in mind, our goal for 2011 is to continue supporting these individuals through several programmes collectively termed as the ‘Road to MASiF’”, added Ir. Adam Salim.
The ‘Road to MASiF’ programme is designed to provide individuals with an opportunity to participate in a series of activities such as a photography competition, a poster design competition, and a bowling tournament – in a bid to unleash creativity and further enrich the spirit of patriotism and community amongst Malaysians of all races.
The photography competition, kicked off on 1 June 2011 will end its run on 31 July 2011. Leveraging on the 1Malaysia concept, submitted entries are required to have a 1 Malaysia element, which can range from individuals, groups, locations, cultures or customs that reflect the harmony of Malaysia and the spirit of 1Malaysia. A strong and clear visual message is imperative, and winners of the three (3) categories – All Malaysians; Students; and Foreigners – will be able to take home with them prize money worth RM10,000 (All Malaysians) and RM5,000 (Students & Foreigners) respectively.
The poster design competition was also kicked off on 1 June 2011 and will end its course on 31 August 2011. Specifically targeting the youth, with a focus on 1Malaysia as well, shortlisted candidates will see their designs featured in Don’t Panic packs that will be distributed throughout universities and colleges in Malaysia and around the world. The winning artwork will be featured in the Petronas Gallery for a total of 2 weeks, where it will be stand proud amongst other featured artworks from local and international talents.
The bowling competition, on the other hand, will be held at Ampang Superbowl, Ampang Point on 9 July 2011, where a maximum number of 90 teams will battle it out prize money and hampers worth RM1,500 (1st Place), RM1,000 (2nd Place), RM700 (3rd Place) and RM300 (4th Place) respectively.
Come 11 September 2011, a few days before MASiF 2011 is open to the public, a series of on-ground activities organised by Don’t Panic, entitled ‘INVSN’ will swarm designated locations within the City Centre to create excitement and generate additional awareness on the event. Guerilla pop-up stores at strategic touch points around the City Centre will feature workshops on music, arts and fashion, providing city dwellers with little-known-facts and allowing them to find interesting locations, specialty stores, guides to the best bargains and a lot more.
This year, MASiF will be held in Suria KLCC Concourse in conjunction with Malaysia Day. The three day event will kick off on 15 September 2011 with “Lets MASiF”, where current hip-happenings in the world of contemporary music art and style will be highlighted through display, performance, and interactive opportunity. Day two, entitled “One MASiF”, will showcase Islamic, Environmental and Nationalistic content, touching on the rich diversity of Malaysian culture, along with a deeper understanding of working within the environment. The finale, to be held on 17 September 2011 is entitled “Massive MASiF”, and will feature successful international Malaysians and select regional artists, singers, musicians and designers sharing their inner passion to tantalise creative cravings.
“In the long run, we want MASiF to be synonymous with 1 Malaysia Day and be the starting point to drive international recognition for Malaysian talent. At the same time, we’re keen to work hand in hand with the government, and relevant partners to achieve the ultimate goal – increased tourism – as international travellers desire and seek to discover more about Malaysia. I also believe that having this event in conjunction with 1 Malaysia Day will encourage Malaysians to celebrate the rich diversity of culture through unity, commemorating the creation of the Malaysian Federation, through showcasing of their talent to the world”, concluded Ir. Adam Salim.
In addition to these three days, MASiF will also be holding other exciting events and activities over the same time. At the KLCC Esplanade, youth activities, cultural shows, street performances and the like will enthrall attendees over the three days, giving them a rounded, more interactive opportunity with the arts in general. Between 15 - 25 September 2011, at the Petronas Gallery, there will be an art exhibition featuring art work, photography, sculpture and illustration all resultant from the participants in MASiF 2011. Workshops and seminars related to the arts will also be available for the public to participate in, contribute to, and broaden their understanding.
Individuals who wish to find out more about or participate in MASiF 2011 can do so by logging onto: www.masifestival.com. Together, let’s celebrate the new wave of creative talent to emerge out of MASiF 2011!
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Date: 21 - 22 June 2011 (Tue - Wed)
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Location: Malaysiakini Office
48, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama,
59000 Kuala Lumpur.
Normal fee: RM1,688.00
There are limited seats available. Kindly RSVP your participation to Ms. Julie Hin (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or call 03-22843367 (ext.105)
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The advent of all-inclusive suburban shopping malls within proximity of residential areas heralds unprecedented convenience at the modern consumer’s doorstep. 1 Mont Kiara, set within the prestigious Mont Kiara precinct north of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, represents a truly integrated shopping mall replete with shopping, dining and pampering for adults and kids of all ages. The upscale development is a stone’s throw from the numerous residential condominiums and office complexes comprising the Mont Kiara Township. With such strategic location and an eclectic tenant mix, 1 Mont Kiara is poised to become a veritable confluence of dining and shopping needs for the expatriates and discerning executives among the Mont Kiara populace.
1 Mont Kiara is wholly owned by ARA Asia Dragon Fund, the flagship private real estate fund of ARA Asset Management Limited. The latter is a real estate fund management company with retail assets in Singapore, Hong Kong and China exceeding RM44.3 billion in value. The mall represents ADF’s first successful foray into Kuala Lumpur (the first mall is AEON Mall in Malacca), Malaysia with other subsequent investments soon to follow.
Located away from the city centre, 1 Mont Kiara sets itself apart from conventional retail establishments by reaching out to the residents of the Mont Kiara precinct, as well as nearby estates – Sri Hartamas and Damansara, offering them a one-stop shop that will meet their daily basic needs as well as life indulgences, such as grocery, fashion, lifestyle, dining and fitness needs. Prominent tenants include Village Grocer, Fitness First Platinum, Young Explorer, Harvey Norman, LeAnn Maxima, iStudy, Urban Retreat Spa, World of Watches II,Tony Roma’s,Overtime, and many more. In the pipeline are plans for activities and promotions that focus on engaging and bringing together the Mont Kiara community. Such novel positioning will promote a sense of attachment, comfort and familiarity among residents in the vicinity, transforming 1 Mont Kiara into a social enclave and beyond the notion of a mere cookie cutter shopping mall.
Location: 1 Mont Kiara, No.1 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara 50480, Kuala Lumpur
Monday, May 23, 2011
Singer songwriters are musicians who compose it how they like it, original poetry in music.
An Actors Studio initiative to encourage creative talent.
All happening Live @ The Actors Studio.
Date & Time: 26 – 28 May 2011 @ 8.30pm
Venue: Pentas 2, klpac
Tickets: Absolutely Free
Food and drinks are allowed in the theatre. Come as you are.
26 May 2011 (Thu) @ 8.30pm
Set 1: Azmyl Yunor | Min’z | Wong Siew Jye
Set 2: Izuan Shah | Jasemaine Gan | S.C.A.M.
27 May 2011 (Fri) @ 8.30pm
Set 1: Ida Lisa | Nightlights | Rashdan Harith
Set 2: Priscillia Xavier | Joshua Foong | Ariff Akhir
28 May 2011 (Sat) @ 8.30pm
Set 1: Ian Chow | Wani Ardy | Tony Leo
Set 2: Markiza & Peter Hassan | Khairil M. Bahar | Devon Chew
Duration approximate: 2 hours with 15 minute intermission.
For more information on the singer songwriters visit: http://www.theactorsstudio.com.my/?p=1293
Thank you for supporting Malaysian Theatre.
Saturday, May 07, 2011
New Media is more than just stereotypically having a static presence on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and a website. It is all about interactions, and the impact it has on the people that the media touches. The conference aims to broaden the views and test new ideas and theories and attendees can put them to use immediately.
Topics of focus include, but are not limited to:
* the many facets of new media and how they are leading the way to engagement
* social media and how media today involves conversations
* compelling new business models
* gaming and gamification of applications
* social networking and social network services
* digital goods
* new marketing methodologies
* how old media and new media collaborate
* the evolution of media
* enterprise uses of social media
* analytics & measurement
for more details, click here
to register, click on the title
RM98++ per person (food only)
RM128++ per person (inclusive of free flow of draught beer and wines)
Tempt her taste-buds and eyes with an array of both local and international favourites as we tease her senses with dishes like Rolled beef with asparagus, watercress and grain mustard, Chili honeyed roast pumpkin with herbs and sour cream soup, Spanish paella, Lamb chop Masalidar and more. Not forgetting, the variety of sweets we have prepared for Mommy Dearest on the dessert counter - Bread butter pudding, Mango yoghurt chocolate mousse cake, Strawberry compote with Mascarpone cream and crumble, to name a few.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
MPH Bookstores brings distinguished author, Guy Clapperton, from the specialised area of online business and social media to share his expertise in MPH's Power Packed Seminar entitled Show Me The Money:The Business Impact of Social Networking.
The seminar will be held at PJ Hilton on May 25, and includes networking lunch and a copy of the author’s latest book. Ticket price is RM499 for members and RM699 for non members.
Click on the title for details
Friday, April 29, 2011
May 1, 8, 22, 29 Paul Loosley's Shakespeare on Film Season 5
May 2 The Platform
May 5 Fast, Cheap & Dirty (Khairil M. Bahar’s Showcase)
May 7 – 8 Audition Call: klpac Symphonic Band 2011
May 9 – 29 Land of Gods & Shadows
May 13 & 14 The Hidden Sessions
May 19 – 22 A History of Falling Things
May 23 & 24 Centhini, Empat Puluh Malam dan Satunya Hujan
May 26 Live @ The Actors Studio: Singer-Songwriters
May 30 White Crane Silat
June 4, 11, 18 World’s Best Movies
June 6 The Platform
June 22 – 26 Nitya Sumangali
June 14 – 19 FUSED
June 15 & 16 Rock Paper Scissors by Noord Nederlandse Dans