Saturday, November 02, 2013

Heineken Thirst 2013

Press Release



Experience a Heineken Moment as Heineken Thirst returns with two stages of electrifying and empowering electronic music on Saturday 14 December at Sepang International Circuit

Watch the experiences unroll as Heine
ken Thirst returns on Saturday, 14 December at Sepang International Circuit with its most extensive and eclectic list of stars to date. Featuring two massive stages – Green Stage and Star Arena – of uncompromising and unconventional music experiences, the line up includes a thrilling mix of established names and emerging leftfield electronic artists from both the international and local music scenes.

From David Guetta to Afrojack, Madeon to Example, W&W to R3HAB and Nervo, Heineken Thirst is constantly pushing boundaries and adding new musical layers to Malaysia’s leading electronic dance music festival. EDM, electro, Dutch House, nu-disco, grime and more come together for an unforgettable night of music and personal experiences.

This year, Heineken Thirst turns the spotlight back onto the thousands of Heineken consumers who provide the energy and emotion that truly powers the festival. We have a series of highlights lined up, ranging from crowd activated engagements to intimate experiences designed to completely transform the night of a few lucky people.

“The music, the stars, the design and the innovation of Heineken Thirst are only part of the story of its success,” comments Jessie Chuah, Heineken Marketing Manager. “What truly differentiates Heineken Thirst is the people – music fans from all walks of life – who join us to bring their energy and open minds. Heineken creates the spark: it’s our fans who bring the night to life.”

One of the highlights of any Heineken Thirst is the custom-built festival site and the bars that really propel the festival into a class of its own. Once you walk through the doors of Heineken Thirst you walk into a world where everything – from the music to the site itself – reflects our commitment to creativity, excellence and progressive new music experiences across the twin spectacles of the Green Stage and the Star Arena.

Lighting up the Green Stage, Heineken Thirst headliner, Parisian socialite David Guetta needs little introduction. The world’s most sought after DJ and the man who brought the worlds of EDM, pop and R&B together, Guetta will demonstrate why he’s the world’s most sought after DJ and producer seamlessly jumping from mainstream pop accessibility to floor pumping bass-filled tunes.

Joining him at Heineken Thirst’s Green Stage is Holland’s Afrojack. The Dutch super-producer is currently riding on the crossover kick of this year’s singles, ‘As Your Friend’ (with Chris Brown) and ‘The Spark’. One of the leaders of the Dutch House scene, Afrojack has the enviable task of building the crowd to fever pitch for David Guetta.

Also up at the Green Stage is a group of fast emerging electronica stars. Award-winning former songwriters for hire, Australia’s Nervo add a shot of high fashion glamour to Heineken Thirst. As one of the hippest acts on the EDM circuit, the last two years have seen them playing shows everywhere from Tomorrowland to MTV’s VMA.

Closer to home, Heineken Thirst regulars Goldfish and Blink will demonstrate why they’re Malaysia’s first EDM superstars. Having recently inked a deal with Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings they’ve recently become regular features on the playlists of artists like Tiesto, Guetta, Nicky Romero and W&W. And it’s a Heineken Thirst debut for Brains and The Eye (B.A.T.E.), the hotly tipped duo who topped JUICE magazine’s Best New DJs of 2012 poll.

If Heineken Thirst’s Green Stage is the main event, the Star Arena is where you go to see the superstars of tomorrow as well as to experience some of the more eclectic tangents and talents that dance music produces. Headlining the Star Arena is W&W, the Dutch duo that is a confirmed favourite with Malaysia’s outdoor music fans. Mixing trance and EDM in equal measures, this dynamic pair is highly ranked by artists like Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto and Sander Van Doorn, as much for the crowd-pleasing potential of their tracks as for their own inspiring live sets.

Yet another Dutch artist on this impressive Heineken Thirst line up, Holland’s R3HAB has been identified as the next step in the evolution of the Dutch House genre pioneered by Heineken Thirst artists like Afrojack and Chuckie. He’s joined by UK EDM legend Example in a typically leftfield addition to Heineken Thirst’s Star Arena. One of the pioneers of the UK dance scene, whose sound has brought together the separate worlds of EDM, rave and grime, Example’s live show will bring a touch of UK street style to Heineken Thirst.

Adding to the ‘you saw it here first’ vibe of Heineken Thirst’s Star Arena is the Malaysian debut of French nu-disco pioneer Madeon. A 19- year old tech geek, Madeon has a reputation for thrilling live shows. His love of new technology allows him to constantly break new boundaries as he attempts to redefine the role of the DJ.

XU needs no introduction to fans of Heineken Thirst. Last year he rocked the Star Arena with his LapSap partner DJ Blink. This year he brings his own rough-edged take on electro and EDM to the stage, this time solo. Expect the unexpected! Also flying alone from his Twilight Actiongirl cohorts, BUNGA will open the Star Arena with an inspired take on the sundown set.

Following the success of his appearance at Heineken Thirst 2012 the world’s top dance music photographer Rukes makes a welcome return to the event to capture the excitement and inspired craziness of this year’s festival via his website www.rukes.com

So get ready to get involved as Heineken Thirst unfolds over the next few weeks. We’ll be asking our music fans to participate in a range of activities designed to stamp their imprint and personality on Heineken Thirst this December. This personalisation, along with the experiences and moments we’ll be creating during the night itself is what separates Heineken Thirst from other music festivals. It’s a spirit of restless evolution and constant surprises that perfectly sums up the spirit of Heineken Thirst.

Stay tuned to Heineken's social media channels for the latest updates: for now, we can tell you that the line-up also includes an internationally known crowd pleaser, Dutch electronica outfit W&W. Rounding up the first reveal of this year’s Heineken Thirst lineup is Australian twin sisters and sometime David Guetta collaborators, NERVO. 


Event Details:

Date: Saturday 14 December 2013

Venue: Sepang International Circuit

Web: www.thirst.com.my & www.facebook.com/Heineken

Twitter/Instagram: @Heineken_MY / @heinekenmy #thirst2013

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/user/heineken_my 


Age Restriction: Heineken Thirst is open to those above the age of 18 years only

Get your hands on early bird tickets only on sale this weekend at Rock Corner, The Curve and come party together at #Thirst2013!


Ticket Prices:
Early Bird: RM118 (Limited Quantities)

Tickets ONLY available at Rock Corner, The Curve from 11 – 13 October 2013Pre-Sale: RM148

Tickets are available at all Rock Corner outlets from 14 October 2013 onwards

Tickets are available online at www.boxtix.asia from 14 October 2013 onwards

At the Door: RM188

Tickets are available at venue from 4PM on event day (14 December 2013)
VIP: RM248 (Limited Quantities)

Tickets ONLY available online at www.boxtix.asia from 14 October 2013 onwards

VIP benefits include: Raised VIP Viewing Deck / Exclusive VIP Entrance / 2 Complimentary Drinks / Private Restroom Facilities

For more information, head to www.thirst.com.my or follow the exciting action unfold on www.facebook.com/Heineken.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Urbanscapes 2013

 

Press Release

Join Franz Ferdinand, Tegan and Sara, Two Door Cinema Club and dozens more for Urbanscapes Festival 2013, The Big Weekend of creative arts, music and community, at MAEPS on Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th.



Urbanscapes is really excited to announce the latest round of artist additions to an already massive two-day lineup. Australian indie rockers the Last Dinosaurs bring a touch of Jurassic charm to the festival, while Sydney-based improvisational audio-visual outfit The Wires promise to bring the “oohs” and the “aahs”. There’s gutsy a capella from the UK’s Black Voices while closer to home, reality TV and YouTube sensation Asmidar demonstrates the left-turn creativity that Urbanscapes is renowned for. 

Our arts lineup continues to evolve and impress. Actorlympics is a who’s who of the Malaysia comedy scene, including legends like Patrick Teoh, Afdlin Shauki, Kuah Jenhan, Douglas Lim, Nell Ng and Rashid Salleh, collaborating to bring a touch of those “Whose Line Is It Anyway” improvisational comedy shows to Urbanscapes. And while Urbanscapes is known for its vendors, it’s never seen anything like Market of Experiences, a group of exhibitions and performance art installations that plays with our notion of retail and society, featuring works by Norman Teh and Jia Ling Chew, Vikas Kailankaje and Mun Kao, amongst others.



Gore fans should find time to check out Kult’s Real Horror Show. Curated by Singapore art gallery Kult 3D, the show includes a series of monsters and ghouls created by some of South East Asia’s most gruesome illustrators, B-movie horror montages and shockingly grabbing hands-on experiences including monster face painting, T-shirt silk screening and a doodling workshop.

For electronica fans, stay tuned to Deer in the Park curated by The Deer Society, with a lineup that includes veteran local stars like Flica, newbie sensations like Dangerdisko and Bass Sekolah as well as regional talents like Indonesia’s Midnight Runners and Bottlesmoker.

Fans of the old skool – this should make you smile. In an Urbanscapes exclusive, The Wknd Sessions hosts two of Malaysia’s most important indie music pioneers, Nice Stupid Playground and Damn Dirty Apes. It’s going to be an Urbanscapes to remember.




This year, for the first time, we’re asking you to start the Big Weekend early, and join us for a series of exclusive Urbanscapes Satellite Shows. On October 31st, we’re very pleased to announce a lineup of two incredible bands for you at KL Live. For their long-awaited return to KL, we bring you the awesome cosmic post-rock power of Explosions in the Sky. The Texans are known for the catchy yet pure cinematic grandeur of their music and the band has an enormous following in Malaysia. Loved the world over for their dynamic stage presence and sheer intensity, every show they play here becomes a huge occasion.

Joining them will be one of Denmark’s leading underground acts, the mighty Mew. Formed in 1994, this trio have been labelled dream pop, shoegaze, indie, alt, post-rock and even new prog, which simply shows how hard it is to categorise their sound. We agree with them, that they’re “the world’s only indie stadium band”, as they make catchy and accessible off-kilter pop that’s equally at home when you’re making Sunday breakfast as in a heaving rock venue.

Some people might think that Imperial is best but at Urbanscapes, we’ve always preferred metric. Especially when Metric are the stars of our second Satellite Show on December 3rd at KL Live. Over five albums, the Canadian New Wave and synth pop-influenced band have built a hardcore global fanbase, based around an incendiary reputation for their live shows and festival performances. Accomplished crowd-pleasers, the band is also known for throwing impromptu cover versions and other musical surprises into its live sets.

To help you make the most of your Urbanscapes experience, we’re offering a buy-one-see-all ticket in the shape of our All-Access Pass. These very limited tickets are available at RM397 and offer entry to Urbanscapes Festival and all Satellite Shows. Individual tickets for the shows are priced at RM177 (per show). 

Urbanscapes Festival 2013 is supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture and other partners.

Event Information:

Urbanscapes 2013

Ticket Prices: 
  • All-Access Pass: RM397 
  • Weekend Pass: Pre-Sale: RM227 (limited) 
  • Regular Sale: RM247 
  • Satellite Shows: RM177 (per show) 

Ticket Outlets: 
  • Online at http://www.ticketpro.com.my/jnp/festivals/1121690-urbanscapes-2013.html and at the following outlets: 
  • Tower Records Malaysia, Berjaya Times Square 
  • Rock Corner outlets: 1 Utama, The Curve, Subang Parade, The Gardens, Mid Valley Megamall, KLCC, Bangsar 
  • The Guitar Store outlets: Cheras, Desa Sri Hartamas, Damansara Perdana, Kepong, Balakong, Puchong 
  • Victoria Music Centre outlets: Sungei Wang Plaza, Tropicana City Mall, Bangsar 
  • Loud + Clear, Bangi 
  • Life Centre

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Sundown Beach Music Festival Asia



The Sundown Beach Music Festival Asia is hitting the Gold Coast Morib Resort Beach Front in Selangor, Malaysia, on 11 & 12 October, 2013!

Sundown Music Festival Asia 2013, the ultimate beach music experience has finally reached your shores!


Imagine electro waves hitting the coast, mixed with audio and visual vibes to saturate your senses. Sundown is the reality that all ravers dream of.

Step out of the club and say hello to the great outdoors, where the sand, sun, sea and breeze meet with the vibes to give you an experience like no other.

For more info:
https://www.facebook.com/sundownmusicfestival


Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Heineken Recruits Four Malaysians for Space Expedition


KUALA LUMPUR, 3 September 2013 – What’s the ultimate voyage for a legendary traveler? Taking on the final frontier of course! Leave Earth to the tourists, as Heineken preps you for space.

Earlier last month, 15 Malaysians won the Heineken ‘Legendary Traveler’ contest - the first installation of Heineken’s Voyage campaign. They will be rewarded with an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas where they and a friend will be whisked away on a voyage off the beaten path with Heineken. 

In the final installation of the global campaign, Heineken ups the ante by sending four Malaysians to space camp training at Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) in Amsterdam.

“Through our Voyage campaign, we want to further inspire people to be resourceful and open to the world. We are rewarding a select few of our drinkers to go beyond their borders by taking them on the ultimate voyage – an experience that truly allows them to journey to new frontiers,” said Ms. Jessie Chuah, Marketing Manager of Heineken Malaysia

To be fit for their space expedition, four of them will undergo SXC’s unique astronaut training missions, the same training sessions that real astronauts go through. 

In the G-centrifuge, they will experience the effects of elevated G-levels of up to 4G or experience weightlessness in the Zero-G or parabolic flights. The ultimate experience will be a stay in the Desdemona simulator, a first of its kind space simulator that is both full-motion and capable of generating all possible G-forces up to 3.3G.


 
To get on board Heineken’s ultimate voyage to SXC in Amsterdam worth RM40,000, all you need to do is:
Heineken ‘Ultimate Voyage’ Contest
1. Head to http://bit.ly/UltimateVoyage and key in your mobile phone number

2. You will receive a phone call followed by an SMS containing a unique code

3. Log on to www.heineken.com/my and insert the unique code to begin your journey

4. Point the compass in the correct direction, then drag and release to fly around the globe towards the next destination

5. Scoring for each voyage is determined by the overall distance from the intended destination at the end of each level

6. The lower the number of kilometers at the end of the game, the higher your chance of winning the prize!

Voyage is the fifth installment of the Heineken Legends campaign and is their latest global initiative that aims to inspire its drinkers to push their boundaries and seek experiences outside of their comfort zone.

The ‘Ultimate Voyage’ contest runs from 3rd Sept – 16th Oct 2013, so put your skills to the test and get ready for a legendary experience with Heineken!

Halloween At Sunway Lagoon


Weekend A La Carte Buffet Lunch Eat & Drink-All-You-Can @ Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine




Sandwiches, Sweets, Drinks & Shisha @ Nasi Hadramot Restaurant


                                                       Nasi Hadramot Restaurant 
No. 51 & 53, First Floor, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


New Steak creations from Outback - Limited time only


Outback Steakhouse
GL-12, BB Park, Low Yat Plaza, No. 7, Jalan 1/77, Off Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Short+Sweet Festival 2013



Short+Sweet is the biggest short play festival in the world. First produced at the Newtown Theatre in Sydney, Australia in 2002. This year happening in Kuala Lumpur and Penang with a brand new category: SONG!

The Festival will mark its 6th year in two most prestigious theatre establishment in the country, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre –klpac and Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac). The Festival is a hub to showcase aspiring talents in a highly creative, collaborative and professional environment.

This innovative and fresh theatre festival will feature ten-minute musical, dance, theatre, comedy and songs that showcase the best of established and emerging singer-songwriters, comedians, composers, lyricists, musical directors, writers, directors, actors, choreographers and dancers. Short+Sweet 2012 Malaysia will feature 10 minute plays in any language, 10 minutes choreography pieces; 10 minutes musical theatre 10 minutes comedy and 10 minutes song! The Gala Night will conclude each festival.

As this is also a competition, all the teams will be judged by invited judges and by you! So, still wanna give the S+S Festival a miss?

The Kuala Lumpur
Performing Arts Centre
Tel: +603 4047 9000
penangpac @ Straits Quay 
Tel: +604 8991 722 / 2722
TicketPro Online Ticketing 
www.ticketpro.com.my

Paul Loosley's Broadway On Film


After last year’s keen welcome for ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein on Film’, Paul brings you a batch of six more outstanding Broadway musicals that made the move from stage to screen; usually with ease, often with brilliance and always with magic. So, while the songs remain the same, and superb, we again see how evocative locations, spectacular settings, grand production numbers, intimate close-ups and dazzling camerawork transport us from the immediate excitement of the theatre to the huge dream world of the silver screen.

The Kuala Lumpur
Performing Arts Centre
Tel: +603 4047 9000
penangpac @ Straits Quay 
Tel: +604 8991 722 / 2722
TicketPro Online Ticketing 
www.ticketpro.com.my

Lunch Just Got Better @ Fa-Ying by Rama V


Get Free Drink All Day Long Only at Nyonya Colors @ The Curve






First Liquid Nitrogen Based Freshly Made Gelatos 

RM6 Small 1 Scoop, RM9.90 Medium 2 Scoops, RM13.90 Large 3 Scoops

F 074A, First Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
Lot F1-AV190, Asian Avenue, Level F, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Kids in Charge! Advisory board launched at Thistle Port Dickson Resort


image credit: Maggie Cheong, words: Jack Choo 

The Thistle Port Dickson Resort has taken innovation to the next level by appointing ten kids into a provisional Advisory Board. Their main task will be to deliberate amongst themselves and suggest exciting and fun activities that can be implemented into the hotel’s activities, exclusively for kids.

The quest for the Kids in Charge! Advisory board was launched as part of Thistle’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, with some 65 children from 6 local schools and homes, including Agape Home School and Home of Peace invited to be part of the campaign. Overseeing the campaign were Simon Farr, Regional Director of Operations of Thistle Hotels, Mr Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Country Manager Malaysia, SriLankan Airlines and Mr KJ Wong, General Manager (GSA), SriLankan Airlines.

The nationwide search was open to all children aged 7 to 12 years old residing in West and East Malaysia, including children of expatriates. Kids interested in participating only needed to download the entry form from Thistle’s website, answer three questions and of course, obtain the consent of their relevant parents/guardians to participate.

All entries received were then reviewed by a panel of six judges and narrowed down to 10 finalists who were inducted into the board. Each of the 10 board members will then be invited for four 3D/2N stays for a family of four at Thistle Port Dickson, during which the board meetings will convene. In all, 4 board meetings will take place over a period of four months until December 2013, after which the board will be dissolved.

When frigglive asked why induct children into an advisory board, Mr John Murphy, General Manager of Thistle Port Dickson Resort had this to say:

“Children today are more astute than ever before. Looking after them and meeting their needs is serious business. Very often hotels tend to focus on being hospitable to adults, but in our efforts we neglect to take in the expectations of this very important demographic of guests. As grown-ups  we can very easily lose sight of their needs. This is why we’re taking this very seriously at Thistle Port Dickson Resort, to ultimately allow kids to decide what they want”.

So without further ado and with an appropriate drum roll  here are the 10 finalists who made the grade:

Adam Mrani, 12, Aisyah Batrisyia, 12, Anitel Palur, 8, Chong Yun Xian, 8, Christopher Nantha, 12, Ella Morris, 8, Fong Jin, 11, Ng Zhang En, 9, Nur Jannah Lee, 8, and Tan Kah Hong, 12.

Following the induction ceremony held recently, the kids were promptly put to work by being taken on a tour of the hotel and then convening for their first ice-breaker meeting. There will be monthly meetings held after this.

Each board member is encouraged to contribute original and innovative ideas towards enhancing kids’ experiences at Thistle, and to discuss the implementation of these ideas with the resort management team to assess their creativity and feasibility.    

About The Thistle Port Dickson:

The idyllic Thistle Port Dickson Resort, located just 80km from Kuala Lumpur is set in 36 hectares of tropical landscaped gardens, along a 3-kilometre stretch of a private sandy beach in Teluk Kemang, one of the most popular beaches in Port Dickson.  Already recognized by a host of awards and accolades, including the 2012 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor, Thistle Port Dickson Resort boasts 251 luxuriously furnished rooms with views of either the Straits of Malacca or the resort’s very own golf course. All room bookings at the resort include complimentary unlimited wi-fi, watersports, golf, tennis and many other activities.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

NRG performing at Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral


New Performers at Punch Bar & Lounge, Premier Dua Sentral


Buy 2 free 1 Espresso promo at Chilla Cup


September Specials at Khao by Rama V


LG 21, Setia City Mall, South Entrance, No. 7, Persiaran Setia Dagang, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Tareq Taylor's Nordic Cookery premiering on Asian Food Channel



Set against the beautiful natural scenery of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, let renowned chef, Tareq Taylor show you the magical world of Nordic cooking in this brand new season.
 
With the fresh smell of snow and the brisk icy winds quickly approaching, Chef Tareq will take you on a spectacular culinary tour of Scandinavia for a mouth-watering taste of Nordic cuisine. Join him at as he goes on a search for fresh local ingredients and teaches you how to make your own Scandinavian feast.

Asia Harley Days

Harley-Davidson brings a week of fun and excitement to Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur, 4 September 2013 – Counting down to the first Asia Harley Days, Harley-Davidson owners and fans can expect fun and excitement during the event at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Organised in conjunction with Harley-Davidson’s global “110th Anniversary: 110 Years of Freedom” celebration, Asia Harley Days is an event for Harley-Davidson owners from all around the world to gather and experience Malaysia from a different perspective whilst giving the public an opportunity to experience the brand up close.

The event is open to the members of the public and will showcase an array of exciting activities including exhibitions, Harley-Davidson Experiences, games and non-stop performances by local and international bands.

“Asia Harley Days is a first of its kind event in Southeast Asia and Kuala Lumpur was selected as the location to celebrate this historical moment which will not only showcase Harley-Davidson to the public but also Malaysia as a destination,” said Iskandar Shahril, Marketing Manager, Asia Direct Markets, Harley-Davidson Asia Pacific.

Kick-starting the celebration is a two-day non-stop event in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre on 15 and 16 September, with activities such as the Harley-Davidson Experiences; motorcycles and exclusive merchandise exhibition; street performances; fashion shows; and a line-up of local and international band performances by Os Pombos, Sons of Adam, Made-in-Malaysia, Mad August, Blister, The Azenders, Creedence Revived, and General Luna.

The celebration continues with a five day riding tour to Terengganu and Penang on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Over 200 bikers are expected to participate in this tour to experience the country’s diversity.

“Malaysia is a multicultural and multiracial nation and the Riding Tour will allow riders to experience the diversity of the country”, added Iskandar. 


The riders will spend a night’s stay in Kuala Lumpur and Terengganu each, and two nights in Penang. Some riders who will be coming from as far as the Kazakhstan and South Africa will rent motorcycles from Harley-Davidson of Kuala Lumpur to take part in the event.

These riders are also invited to an exclusive welcome dinner at Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur prior to Asia Harley Days.

Asia Harley Days is an event organised by Harley-Davidson, Inc, and supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

For more information about Asia Harley Days, please visit www.asiaharleydays.com

Saturday, August 31, 2013

#Eatsomethingnice article 1 - Assam Laksa




frigglive is proud to be a part of Anas Zubedy's initiative the #SaySomethingNice campaign, where we are encouraged to spend 17 days from Hari Merdeka to Hari Malaysia encouraging truce and showcasing the best about our nation. During this short period, we portray Malaysia in a very positive light; we appreciate Malaysia. This is the third year Zubedy is running this campaign.

For 17 days, we put aside our partisanship, we put aside our locality, we put aside our race; rich or poor it does not matter, we just be Malaysians. And we say positive things about Malaysia. Frigglive's initiative is called #eatsomethingnice, and here's our 1st installment - Assam Laksa.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Urbanscapes Festival 2013


Press Release

Discover the stars of Urbanscapes and win an All-Access Pass to Urbanscapes Festival and Urbanscapes Satellite shows. From 15 August to 25 August we’ll be hiding QR codes around the Klang Valley and posting clues to their whereabouts on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be the first person to scan the code and reveal the artist it hides and you’ll walk away with a very cool Urbanscapes All-Access Pass worth an even cooler RM397 that will give you access to Urbanscapes Festival and all Urbanscapes Satellite Shows.


Kuala Lumpur – Get ready to make your November a whole lot bigger as Urbanscapes Festival 2013, The Big Weekend, in association with Malaysia Conference & Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB) and partners, returns with an explosion in the sky of music, arts, fashion, comedy, visual design and, of course, people. On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th we’ll be revealing Malaysia’s most diverse line up of creative talent for a weekend-long carousel of creativity and fun for all ages.

Urbanscapes is Malaysia’s largest and longest-running creative arts festival. Two days in November where everyone gets to play a part. It’s a place to stumble upon something new. To picnic with strangers. To watch and feel as the sun sets. Somewhere to dance under the stars. To hug. To kiss. To laugh uncontrollably. To watch the world grow a smile. Moments. This is the weekend you’ve been waiting for; the city’s Big Weekend.

For 2013, even our venue is bigger. We’ll be unveiling Urbanscapes at a fantastic new venue, the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS). With around 12 acres of lawns, hills and gardens to play with we’re letting our imaginations run wild, not to mention adding a dash of European-style pastoral festival chic to the sleek urbanism of Urbanscapes. Want to watch your favourite bands from the comfort of a gently rolling hillside? Get away from the crowd and chill with your friends under a canopy of trees and woodland? Urbanscapes Festival 2013 will be an amazing place to relax, hang out and enjoy the magic of the festival.

In and around it all we’ll have some of the region’s best food vendors, retailers, musicians, artists, comedians, thespians and all the artwork, installation pieces and excitement they can create in four specially created zones, complete with their own entertainment stages. We’re not going to say too much, but their names, The Commons, Woods, End of the Road and The Field should give you an idea of size and scope of our Big Weekend.

Headlining the Big Weekend are Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand, who will be in town for an exclusive performance at Urbanscapes Festival. It’s a concert not to be missed for festival-goers around the region as Malaysia will be the ONLY South East Asian stop in their leg of the tour in support of their fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. Also confirmed in the international line-up so far are the excellent Two Door Cinema Club, Efterklang, and Tegan and Sara.

The Canadian indie rock twins, Tegan and Sara will be touring in support of their seventh studio album Heartthrob, released in January 2013 and debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Influenced by synth pop and punk rock, the siblings, who’ve been making music since 1995, have gained a steadfast following and been nominated for numerous awards, including several Juno Awards, a Grammy Award for their Get Along DVD and most recently, they took home the Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Group.

Complementing the Big Weekend are two Satellite Show
s at KL Live, with Explosions in the Sky and Mew performing on 31 October and Metric on 3 December.


Line up announcements also so far include the very tasty Pierre Hollins, the comedian Time Out London describes with just two words – ‘Bloody Funny’ – Oh Chenatku!, Kyoto Protocol, They Will Kill Us All, Kuah Jenhan, Studio Bikin and Allthatissolid. Stay tuned for some major announcements over the next few weeks. We’re going to be teasing out some of our headliners and collaborators and we’re pretty confident it’s going to spark some serious water cooler conversations!



Satellite Shows
This year, for the first time, we’re asking you to start the Big Weekend early, and join us for a series of exclusive Urbanscapes Satellite Shows. On October 31st we’re very pleased to announce a line up of two incredible bands for you at KL Live. For their long-awaited return to KL, we bring you the awesome cosmic post rock power of Explosions in the Sky. The Texans are known for the catchy yet pure cinematic grandeur of their music, the band has an enormous following in Malaysia. Loved the world over for their dynamic stage presence and sheer intensity every show they play here becomes a huge occasion. 



Joining them will be one of Denmark’s leading underground acts, the mighty Mew. Formed in 1994 this trio have been labelled dream pop, shoegaze, indie, alt, post rock and even new prog which simply shows how hard it is to categorise their sound. We agree with them, that they’re ‘the world’s only indie stadium band’, as they make catchy and accessible off-kilter pop that’s equally at home when you’re making Sunday breakfast as it in a heaving rock venue.

Some people might think that Imperial is best but at Urbanscapes we’ve always preferred Metric. Especially when Metric are the stars of our second Satellite Show on December 3rd at KL Live. Over five albums the Canadian New Wave and synth pop influenced have built a hardcore global fanbase, based around an incendiary reputation for their live shows and festival performances. Accomplished crowd-pleasers, the band is also known for throwing impromptu cover versions and other musical surprises into its live sets.

To help you make the most of your Urbanscapes experience, we’re offering a buy-one-see-all ticket in the shape of our All-Access Pass. These very limited tickets are available at RM397 and offer entry to Urbanscapes Festival and all Satellite Shows. Individual tickets for the shows are priced at RM177 (per show).

Stay tuned to our social media channels for more Urbanscapes Satellite Show announcements.

Tickets are available from www.ticketpro.com.my as well as KL Live, Rock Corner (not at Bangsar Village branch), Victoria Music and The Bee outlets.

You Are Urbanscapes!
Want to star in this year’s Urbanscapes promo video? This year we’re turning the attention on the people who really make every festival special: the fans who support it year after year. Send us the footage of your favourite Urbanscapes moments and journeys and we’ll edit them into a special clip that will be shown across Malaysia and beyond. Hanging with your friends. Chatting with the artists. Dancing in the mud. Show us what Urbanscapes really means to you.

In early September we’ll be sending a call-out for your video clips and footage from previous Urbanscapes. Look out for the mechanics on our social media platforms. In return, you’ll get so see your footage immortalised and broadcast across the nation and we’ll list your name in the credits for the world to see.

For the latest on Urbanscapes, be sure to check out www.urbanscapes.com.my and our Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/urbanscapes), Twitter (https://twitter.com/urbanscapes) and Instagram (@urbanscapes) channels.

The Big Weekend! 
Join us for Urbanscapes Festival 2013, a Big Weekend of creative arts, music and community, at MAEPS on Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th.


Event Information
Urbanscapes 2013

Date: Saturday 23 November & Sunday 24 November 2013
Time: 2pm – 12 midnight (daily)
Venue: Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang
43400 Serdang,
Selangor
Web: http://www.urbanscapes.com.my
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/urbanscapes
Twitter: https://twitter.com/urbanscapes
Instagram @urbanscapes

Age: We operate an all-ages festival policy. Children under 12 years old enter free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult.
Ticket Prices: All-Access Pass: RM397
Weekend Pass: Early Bird: RM187 (limited)
Pre-Sale: RM227 (limited)
Regular Sale: RM247
Satellite Shows: RM177 (per show)

Outlets: 

and at the following outlets:
- Tower Records Malaysia, Berjaya Times Square
- Rock Corner outlets: One Utama, The Curve, Subang Parade, The Gardens, Midvalley Megamall, KLCC, Bangsar
- The Guitar Store outlets: Cheras, Desa Sri Hartamas, Damansara Perdana, Kepong, Balakong, Puchong
- Victoria Music Centre, Sungei Wang, Tropicana City Mall, Bangsar
- Loud + Clear, Bangi
- Life Centre

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Heineken Starclub at Good Vibes Festival 2013

Press Release

Heineken debuts Starclub at Good Vibes Festival 2013


KUALA LUMPUR, 14 August 2013 – With just three more days left to Malaysia’s first ever Good Vibes Festival, the festival site is steadily taking shape as we speak. Heineken will be unveiling the inaugural arrival of Starclub on our shores as Sepang International Go-Kart Circuit is transformed into a party central this Saturday. 


After making appearances at music festivals around the globe - Defqon.1, Loveland, Mysteryland - and playing host to the likes of Tiƫsto and Calvin Harris, this year Heineken Starclub makes its debut on Malaysian soil.

Introducing a new formula in the outdoor event scene – Starclub – the two storey porous pavilion with an indoor & outdoor club feel transports attendees to a unique music experience marrying the best of both worlds; a place where you can experience the rays of sunlight stream in during the day and feel darkness slink in as nightfall slowly blankets the sky over Starclub.


Heineken Starclub also serves as one of the festival’s three stages with an exciting line up of regional & homegrown acts: Poptart from Singapore, Dudesweet from Thailand, Dipha Barus from Indonesia and Malaysia’s very own Deer Society, Twilight Actiongirl and Goldfish.


Touted to be the perfect place to get your dancing shoes on, claim a piece of the dance floor at Starclub as the eclectic mixture of music resound through the speakers. Be the first to experience the good vibes at Heineken Starclub this Saturday!

Alongside this and of course great music with acts such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Modest Mouse, Ash and Japandroids to name a few, Good Vibes will feature art installations and fashion exhibits curated specially for the event.


Good Vibes Festival takes place at Sepang International Go-Kart Circuit on August 17. Get your pre-sale tickets at RM158 till August 16 at all Rock Corner outlets, Chic Yamada, Unity Store, Wheel Love Skateshop and online at www.myticket.my. For more info, head to www.goodvibesfestival.com.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Selamat Aidilfitri


Wishing everyone a safe journey home and back and a peaceful holiday break. Be good boys and girls, k?