Saturday, December 31, 2005

Celebrate 2005: Asian Heritage Row

“Celebrate the many things that is Life. Come join us as we usher in a new year and reflect on the year passed. We go forth with a positive message of great memories, future promises and human connectivity. Put away the sorrow and rejoice for all great love, friendships and all things we are thankful for. End Hate, Embrace Peace and Celebrate Life.” Celebrate is a 10 day festive event covering lunch, dinner and afterdark promotions over the period of Christmas and New Year on the Asian Heritage Row. With more than 15 outlets having varying items on offer, you will plan to visit AHR at least once as there's something for everyone. From great value lunch packages to festive season dinner packages to parties to dance the night away covering live bands, local & international DJ's or just chillin out after work. Whatever your flavour, AHR is sure to have it. So join us, Celebrate and have a great time. Quick links: Celebrate 2005: The Official Party on Asian Heritage Row Celebrate 2005: About Asian Heritage Row Celebrate 2005: Bar Blonde Asian Heritage Row Celebrate 2005: Weekly at The Loft at Asian Heritage Row Celebrate 2005: Cynna Xmas NYE Asian Heritage Row Celebrate 2005: Mezzanotte Lunch at Asian Heritage Row Celebrate 2005: Upstairs at The Loft at Asian Heritage Row Celebrate 2005: The Ivy Xmas at Asian Heritage Row Celebrate 2005: Kristao Xmas at Asian Heritage Row Celebrate 2005: MOJO's Asian Heritage Row Celebrate 2005: Tokyo Tei Lunch at Asian Heritage Row
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Monday, December 12, 2005

Celebrate 2005: About Asian Heritage Row

Asian Heritage Row Brief “The Asian Heritage Row is part of a plan to create Heritage Village KL, a cluster of old houses converted into upmarket and hip F&B outlets,” – Asian Heritage Row Sdn. Bhd. Nestled in the middle of Kuala Lumpur, the Asian Heritage Row on Jalan Doraisamy (beside Sheraton Hotel KL) is the new hot spot for everything food, fun and fashionable. With over 15 outlets ranging from restaurants to clubs to bars to even foot reflexology, one is spoilt for choice hopping from one outlet to another. It was the obvious choice for the Celebrate venue and to fuse the various cultural and heritage elements to usher in the new. Bar SaVanh CoChine Lounge Koi carp ponds, opium beds littered with plush cushions and mammoth Buddha heads combine to make Bar SaVanh, the slickest place along Jalan Doraisamy for aperitifs. Soak up the booze with tasty platter titbits from CoChine's extensive menu with many Indo-Chinese and Thai delights. The dining area upstairs overlooks the indoor “courtyard”. From Retro to RnB weekends nights and lunch time delicacies, Bar SaVanh deserves a visit. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26971180 F: +603-26971181 W: www.IndoChine.com.sg W Wine Room A cosy, trendy, boutique wine, cigar and champagne lounge. The lighting is soft and conducive for a luxurious relaxed night out, aided by the cushy sofas and armchairs in hidden corners to catch the Live Band or Jazz. For street-watching, there’s a sexy two-tier wooden outer deck nestled amidst a neighbouring tree’s canopy. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26918672 F: +603-26918669 The Vanilla Box Bakery Café Sugar spice and everything nice, it has to be Vanilla Box. This sweet little fresh oven bakery cafe serves a delectable range of cookies, brownies, cakes, pastries, pies, wood oven pizza's and western dishes like Sheppard's Pie and Schnitzels from breakfast, lunch to late tea time snacks, it's just the perfect place to curl up and give in to sinful indulgence. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26916007 F: +603-26926007 Kristao Restaurant & Bar Kristao specialises in Malaccan Portuguese cuisine. It’s a very homey two-floor establishment, with a full bar in front. A welcoming sofa section greets you for pre-dinner drinks. They have the longest happy hours around and an extensive drinks and wine list. The Malaccan-Portuguese chef's specialties are a must try. There’s a good supper menu and their breakfast is equally interesting. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26918768 F: +603-26981893 Senja Bistro Right in the middle of all foreign food outlets, enters Senja that delights and satisfies the sudden craving for good old Malay food done the traditional way. Food is served à la carte but there’s a lunch buffet too. It serves typical Malaysian breakfasts. The upstairs kampung style hall and dining bedrooms has to be explored. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26931918 F: +603-26932918 For more Information and Updates, go to www.SmoovePinch.net.ms That Indian Thing That Indian thing is a beautifully-designed fusion outlet full of variety, mysticism and spirituality that allows one to experience your five senses and even the sixth. The extensive use of dripping water, glass and mirrors gives the restaurant a snazzy calming atmosphere. Using Indian cooking as its base, explore the fusion influenced pasta's and tapas. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26986357 F: +603-26932199 W: www.thatindianthing.com Bar Blonde Bar Blonde is a trendy minimalist bar with a sleek clean white look. The front area is spacious as the upper floor has been peeled back into a mezzanine with an outdoor wooden deck patio at the top rear of the stairs. Home to the fashionable chill out crowd after a long night of partying. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26911088 W: www.barblonde.com.my The Ivy There are only a few true English pub restaurants in the city. The Ivy, a chic restaurant and bar, has always had the cosy intimate feel, with its long bar opening straight onto the busy galley kitchen. Decorated with deep wood and brass, Ivy is a charming, cosy and fun place to eat, socialise and dance. You will see families, singles, seniors and the usual bouts of socialites here. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26932260 F: +603-26932270 Old Cottage Foot Reflexology Aiming to be different than the other more commercially available reflexology outlets around town, Old Cottage takes to their work with pride and great service. Don’t wonder why they are amidst the Heritage Row outlets until you’ve experienced their massages and excellent pampering yourself. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26985168 F: +603-26983169 Mojo’s Mojo’s is unique place that combines the best of many worlds in a cosy little restaurant bar joint. Its large plush dining area upstairs is fitting for that private dinner amongst friends and its pool table and bar downstairs makes it ideal for a cocktail or two. Great music here is also another well known secret. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26977999 F: +603-26977998 The Loft KL The Loft KL is two storey lifestyle eatertainment area offering east and western cuisine fine dining, lounging and clubbing experience. It includes dining outlets, Mezza Notte and Tokyo Tei as well as the club lounge Upstairs. Upstairs Club Lounge Spread over 4 original 19th Century shop lots, Upstairs has a huge rich artistic studio feel to it with high ceiling and complimented with state of the art sound system and visual lighting. Their signature catwalk podium stage is home to those who want to dance the night away and is a fast growing favourite clubbing spot in KL. Mezza Notte Meaning Midnight in Italian, it is a stylish Italina fine dining restaurant offering traditional & modern Italian cuisine. Enoteca features a walk in wine cellar with 150 wine labels and selected premium champagne brands. It shares a common middle area with Tokyo Tei Tokyo Tei Tokyo Tei is an upscale Japanese Zen bistro featuring a sushi bar and various traditional, modern Japaneses cuisines and super Zen sushi for the new Asian. Huge glass windows, clean lines and lots of blond wood complete the splendour of this restaurant. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26915668 F: +603-26925668 W: www.theloftkl.com Cynna Cynna is a place for the deserving. With 5 intimately oriental themed rooms, the place lives up to its reputation of fine clubbing. Their endless vodka and cocktail concoctions will leave you itching to try a few more. Resident and guest DJ’s who play sexy house music, it’s one of the most unique sensual exclusive new clubs in KL Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26942888 F: +603-26925668 W: www.theloftkl.com Ye Chine The Asian Heritage Row would not be complete without the inclusion of a Chinene Restaurant with such royal twist in character. Sister to Cynna upstairs, it offers over 150 Shanghai and Szechuan dishes of the sumptuous kind. Exotic excellence is the flavour and ambiance here. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26941888 F: +603-26925668 W: www.theloftkl.com Palacio Palacio is a quiet little romantic discovery. From it’s elegant private dining rooms, select premium wines and European menu, it offers the Parisian charm of quaint hidden cafes that is a joy to discover. Little may be known but that is what makes Palacio such an interesting mystery. Promotions . Reservations . Enquiries . Contact T: +603-26920992 For more Information and Updates, go to www.SmoovePinch.net.ms Useful Contacts KL Taxi: 03-92217600 Public Cab: 03-62592020 Airport Limousine: +603-87873030 KL Tourist Police: +603-21496593 Police Emergency Hotline: +603-22627555 Puteri Malaysia Ambulance: 1-800-888-999 Lifeline Ambulance Service: +603-79569999 Fire Brigade: 994 Police & Ambulance: 999 KL City Council: +603-26916011 Do’s & Don’ts While every care has been taken to ensure comfort and safety, we hope to have your co-operation in observing the law and not causing any disturbances so that we all can have good clean fun. Please do not drink and drive. Consumption of alcohol is strictly for non-muslims. The organisers and sponsors have zero tolerance for drugs and narcotic substances. Anyone caught will immediately be handed over to the Police & Security officers patrolling the venues. Parking As parking within the area is limited and to avoid traffic congestion, please try to carpool, walk, take a cab, the LRT or Monorail to the venue. Nearest LRT and Monorail is Dang Wangi Station. Age Limit This event is organised for those above 21 years. However certain venues for dining have no age limits. Please check with each outlet.

Actorlympics is back.. again

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Friday, December 02, 2005

Trumpeting for Elephants

The Grand Ballroom, The Legend Hotel 8pm, Wed 14th December Performing - The Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra Zainal Abidin Operafest Charity Bazaar (free) will be from 5-8pm Concert tickets cost $30 for more details go to www.malaysianelephants.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 01, 2005

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Rock The World 6 "Show Me The Tickets"! Contest

THERE ARE 10 TICKETS TO BE WON!!! by simply emailing us at smoovepinch smoovepinch@ascension.com.my with your details (name, age, IC, occupation, contact details and a gooood pick up line)
Rock The World VI will be held this year on the 17th December from 4pm 'til Late at the Stadium Merdeka, Jalan Stadium off Jalan Hang Jebat. RTW VI is presented to you by Celcom X.pax and the event will be ticketed at RM25 per person. Check out more details at: www.fatboysrecords.com Tickets can be bought at the venue on the day, or at any Extreme shops. RTW VI will be featuring the following bands:- The A.C.A.B, The Pilgrims, OAG, 7 Collar T-Shirt, Cassandra, Gerhana Skacinta, LO, Disagree, Deja Voodoo Spells, Langsuyr, Vormit, The Times, Furniture, Pop Shuvit, Cosmic Funk Express, Plague of Happiness, and Frequency Cannon.

ZoukOut Singapore 10th Dec 2005

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

MVA -10th Malaysian Video Awards

The MVA Council proudly announced that the 10th Malaysian Video Awards Festival has raised its largest prize money so far, a total of RM 230,000 (Ringgit Malaysia two hundred and thirty thousand) of which, 5 grants worth more than RM 45,000 will be awarded to the Experimental Video and short films awards’ winners by FINAS. Two sets of Adobe software, worth RM 1,200 each, will be sponsored by Adobe Systems Pte Ltd. The software is the prize for the Gold winners of Experimental Video: Animation and Experimental Video: Amateur. The Gold winner of the Short Film: Drama/Fiction will be awarded a grant worth of RM 1,500 by Kodak. The Experimental and Short Films awards were presented on Friday, 7:30 p.m 25th November at the National Art Gallery. The festival was kicked off at 4pm with a screening of this year’s notable entries in the awards, followed by the Official Opening Launch of 10th MVA and the Experimental Video & Short Film Awards Ceremony at 7.30pm. This year, 40 judges worked around the clock for the 25 categories and were satisfied with the quality of works submitted for the festival. The council received an overwhelming 400 entries. The Short Films entries gain positive comments from judges claiming that a number of entries this year are beautifully shoot and well written. The festival also aims to promote and encourage young and talented filmmakers and animators. With hopes of unearthing budding talents and providing them with a helping hand to chart out a career path, the experimental category provides a perfect platform for the young to showcase their talents. Click post title to visit MVA's Website.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Santa in Penang Christmas Cards

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Selling Penang with Santa’s help (edited from article in The Star, Metro North, Nov 28, 2005) Santa Claus has been “spotted” around Penang – visiting well-known sites and tourist spots, taking a ride on a ferry and a trishaw, and even pedalling the three-wheeler himself! These scenes of Santa and his reindeer in Penang are the paintings of artist Eric Yeoh, 29, printed on a set of 12 greeting cards for Christmas. “I had a fun time painting the scenes and getting the cards printed,” said Yeoh, an engineer by profession. His personal favourites are the ones depicting Santa cheering a Chingay performance featuring the state and national flags outside the Penang City Hall building, and Santa pedalling a tri-shaw past some pre-war buildings and Komtar in George Town with two reindeer as passengers. Other scenes have Santa and his reindeer riding on trishaws, on a ferry, on a boat past the Penang Bridge, and on the funicular train up Penang Hill with presents in the goods carriage. There are also scenes of Santa waving from a window of a pre-war building, in front of the St George's Church, atop Fort Cornwallis next to the Seri Rambai cannon, and at the door of a gaily decorated Queen Victoria memorial clock tower. Yeoh also painted Santa distributing presents to monkeys at the Penang Botanic Gardens (yes, monkeys get presents too) and sunbathing - minus his red suit – on a deck chair at the Batu Ferringhi beach. On the back of each card is a short description of the place or activity depicted. “Many countries have Christmas cards that are locally themed but universal in appeal, such as those depicting the koala bear in Australia, but there are not many of these types of cards in Malaysia,” said Yeoh. The insides of the cards were left blank and could be printed over for corporate use. A portion from the proceeds of the card sales will go towards the Penang Heritage Trust (PHT), of which Yeoh is a member. The cards are available from the Penang Heritage Trust in Stewart Lane (04-2642631), Disc & Dat Music Centre in Tanjong Tokong (04-8990864), Pintail Cafe & Bistro (04-2642694) in Upper Penang Road. Only RM15 for a set of 12 cards. The cards are available in Kuala Lumpur by emailing your orders to art@ascension.com.my For details, call PenangArt at 012-4653893 or email: penangart@hotmail.com

Monday, November 21, 2005

Andy Lau Vision Tour

Ticket Outlets * Klang Valley * Info Counter Berjaya Times Square Mall * Music Valley Sungei Wang Plaza ** Music Valley Mid-Valley MegaMall * Music Valley Cheras Leisure Mall * Info Counter Lot 10 Shopping Centre ** Fantasy Music Sunway Pyramid * The Actors Studio Bangsar * Axcess Office Jalan Semangat P.J. ** Ipoh * Music Valley Greentown Shopping Mall * Penang * Music Valley Midlands Park * Johor Bahru * Music Valley City Square ** Other Outlets * Star Bookstore Outlets * RedBox Karaoke Outlets * Click here to proceed to Absolute Entertainment's Homepage

Thursday, November 10, 2005

6TH European Film Festival

In conjunction with the UK presidency of the European Union, the British High Commission and the British Council are organising the sixth annual European Union Film Festival in Malaysia. The festival will showcase the best of European cinema and will be jointly presented with Golden Screens Cinemas Sdn Bhd (GSC). A total of 25 films from 16 countries will be shown over two weeks. From Oscar winners to award nominees in independent film festivals, from romantic dramas to action thrillers, almost all of the featured films have received multiple internationally recognised awards. Klang Valley Dates: 24 – 30 November 2005 Venue: GSC Mid Valley, Kuala LumpurGSC 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Penang Dates: 2 – 8 December 2005 Venue: GSC Gurney Plaza, Penang The 6TH European Union Film Festival - Film Synopses: http://www.britishcouncil.org/malaysia-arts-events-euff-films.htm

The Original Zouk Abuse Story

As you may have heard, this incident shocked most of us, customers of Zouk and other venues. This is their official story.. http://zoukabuse.blogspot.com/ While we question the victim's movements that lead towards the incident, it is still very wrong and inexcusable for security staff to attack patrons, unless provoked excessively. Their function is simply to protect, ensure security and break apart any violent behaviour amongst intoxicated or aggravated patrons. We will still wonder why Ju-Lee, upon seeing her fiance in that state, didn't simply run out of the toilet first to get emergency help immediately from someone or anyone for that matter. Why when she is so familiar with her fiance's health condition, did she still not take calm measured actions, which should have been routine to her. We're guessing that in her state of panic, the thought never occurred to her. Why did the bouncers fail to identify a sick patron in need of medical help immediately? Why didn't anyone help? Questions plenty, sketchy details everywhere. Different people handle emergencies differently we figure and maybe this whole incident could have been avoided. We found out through one of the managers at Zouk that most of the security staff are new guys and the old ones who we had very high respect for and took the effort to get to know us patrons were no longer there. It is unfortunate that this incident has happened and we wish James and Ju-Lee a speedy recovery and hope Zouk management, after their internal investigation take the neccessary action against those accountable and publicly issues their side of the story for our assurance that this never happens again. party hard party clean party safe

Friday, November 04, 2005

No Black Tie is Back!

No Black Tie We are delighted to announce the opening of the new No Black Tie! Still the Best Live Music in town! Now in a new and improved space! and ... Serving Japanese-Inspired Cuisine from our New Gastro-Bar! starting november 8th ; tuesday, jazz musicians in the house wednesday night blues friday night acoustic fingers saturday night unclogged with alternative musos sunday, Soliano family performing with Remy Soliano on piano, Valentino on bass, Coni on drums, Irene on vocals and Salvador Guerzo on saxophone....and tuesday, november 15th we have more jazz! Michael Veerapen on piano, Lewis Pragasam on drums, Joe on bass, Junji Delfino on vocals and Bruce on trumpet & flugel horn... not to be missed. Venue: 17 Jalan Mesui (just five doors down from the old NBT) Opening Hours: 6pm-2am, Tuesday - Sunday : 03-2142 3737

Monday, October 31, 2005

SmoovePinch Special Halloween Treat at Sugar with Giorgio Acosta

With all the halloween parties going around town, you are just spoilt for choice. Well, we've Freddie Kruger'ed up with Sugar Club to treat you guys to a ghostly night filled with questionable mindless hysteria with Mr Candy Man Giorgio Acosta. Save and Print out the coupon and pass it on to your friends to get the special offer. Click here to find out more about this event in our Nightlifestyle section.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Saturday, October 22, 2005

GEMMA Youth Based Humanitarian Organization

GEMMA has just been born to play its part in trying to make this world a better place. GEMMA is a youth based humanitarian organization. We will be organizing our organization's official press launch on the 18th November 2005 at the Putra World Trade Centre and will be officiated by YA Bhg Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. We have also invited officials from various government and non government agencies such as The Ministry of Youth and Sports, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ministry of Education and The UN to support our organization Launch. We are looking for volunteers to assist this launch. We don’t have much time and resources and hope that you all may be able to help in these departments: 1. Inviting and following up on guests to the launch (Urgent!!). - expected number of guest: 150

- corporate sector - Higher Learning Institutions - NGOs and Youth groups 2. During the event day - usherers - decoration - general helpers GEMMA's vission is to embed the humanitarian spirit within the youths of Malaysia. our objectives are: To provide a platform for the youth to be involved in humanitarian activities; To provide knowledge and skills to the public especially the youth on constructive and positive reactions towards disasters; To provide the best and most effective humanitarian assistance for civilians in any disasters, conflict, or underdeveloped/ impoverished communities; and To promote global humanitarian culture and ideology in Malaysia

GEMMA plans to achieve its objectives by creating and providing a platform for everyone espescially youths in humanitarian related activities and programs such as: a. Humanitarian Workshops GEMMA has identified the basics and the dynamics of working in a humanitarian relief aid environment. Get trained by highly qualified trainers on emergency rescue where you can learn the basics of First Aid, Ascending and Descending (A&D), Search and Rescue (SAR), and safety precautions and coordination. Learn from experienced humanitarians the different aspects of disaster and conflict management, distribution of humanitarian aid, refugee and IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) care, trauma relief, needs assessment techniques, and many more. We hope to cultivate a generation of dynamic and efficient humanitarians. b. GEMMA Humanitarian Expeditions Our humanitarian expeditions is an activity that combines the adventurous experience of backpacking, with the soulful satisfaction of community based work. Travel and experience different and unique cultures, sceneries and people from places like Africa, Aceh, South Asia, Philippines, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, or wherever place that requires humanitarian assistance. Many areas in Malaysia too need a lot of humanitarian assistance in places and communities that have been devastated by flash floods, strong winds and also poverty. Not only you get to travel, we will coordinate participants and volunteers of our expeditions with the vast scopes of humanitarian duties such as Emergency Rescue, IDP and Refugee care, or maybe even education and psychosocial programs. With GEMMA, anybody can be a humanitarian. c. GEMMA Road Show and Humanitarian Campaign One of our strategies of attracting youths here in Malaysia in humanitarian relief is by conducting a National Road Show and a Campaign on Global Humanitarian Plights across higher learning institutions all over the country. The theme of the campaign is "A Touch Of Youth, For The Spirit Of Humanity". The objective of conducting this campaign is to educate the youths of Malaysia and make them aware of global issues such as world poverty, repercussions of war and conflicts, famine, and disasters. We would also like to educate these youths on what is humanitarian relief and the different aspects involved in it. With the backing of potential sponsors, we are hoping that we would be able to do this by early 2006. We are initially planning to have ten of these road shows. Our minimum target of the road show is for GEMMA to be established in the universities and colleges that we visit. We hope that in the future, GEMMA will have humanitarian volunteers from Universities and colleges all over Malaysia. If anyone is interested to help out, please get back to me ASAP. You may contact Zhariff at 016-9298317 or Mr Max 012-6700790. Thank you n god bless.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Casting for Panasonic TVC Ad.

We are looking for fresh female talents to play the lead role in this client's TV Advertisement. Ideal for new talents who want visible exposure. Requirements are as below: Pan-Asian/Caucasian Looks Age: 25-35 Medium: TV, Local, Regional and International Visibility. Required Shoot dates: 27th-28th October Contract: 1 Year Beautiful and able to act. If you or your friends feel you have what it takes, email us your face & full body portfolio pictures to johan@ascension.com.my immediately. We may call you to go for immediate casting in Sri Hartamas.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Philips & MTV Launch Season 3 of MTV Whatever Things

Philips & MTV Launch Season 3 of MTV Whatever Things, Announce ‘MTV NY Studio Passport’ Contest

All expenses paid trip for two to chill at MTV’s Times Square studio to catch a live show and hang out with world’s hottest artists and coolest VJs – then co-host a show with Edison Chen!

Good things come in three's, and MTV Whatever Things is proof in point! Back for the third consecutive year, and inspired by free-style spirit of Philips mobiles and MP3 portables, the fun-filled and wacky Season Three of MTV Whatever Things promises to be the coolest yet, with more celebrity appearances, goofier gags and by far the hottest prizes to boot. If you can convince the notorious Aiya Gang that your stunt ideas are the most creative, funky and freestylin’ in Asia then you’ll be jetting off to NYC with your best friend for a few days of star-studded action, hangin’ out at MTV’s Times Square studio, sittin’ in on a live show and chillin’ with the hottest artists and coolest VJs. Sound like fun? Then get off your duff and submit your most creative and wacky stunt ideas now!

The MTV Whatever Things ‘MTV NY Studio Passport’ Contest kicks off across Asia on 16 August 2005.

If a stylin’ trip to New York with Philips and MTV isn’t cool enough for you, then the very sweet icing on the very big cake is that you’ll also get to co-host a show on MTV Asia with Hong Kong’s Crown Prince of Cool…Mr. Edison Chen. Think you can handle it?

If so, you’ve got to enter the Philips and MTV Whatever Things ‘MTV NY Studio Passport’ Contest today! All you need to do is submit your most creative idea for a stunt that you want to see the Aiya Gang perform on the show. If you’re idea is chosen you’ll get full credit plus that dream passport to NYC and all things great at MTV studios. And speaking of dreaming, submitting your freestylin’ stunt ideas couldn’t be easier!

Would-be stunt masters can log onto MTV Asia’s website (www.mtvasia.com/Partner/Philips/WhateverThings3/contest/index.html) for contest submission details or sign up in person at the Philips and MTV Whatever Things on-the-ground fun fest, kicking off next month across 7 cities in Asia Pacific. (Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, Bangalore, Jakarta, Manila and Shanghai) Can’t make it? Don’t have on-line access? Do you live in a cave? Well jot your ideas on a drink coaster or a rock and come in person and we’ll make sure your nutty stunt ideas get submitted to the Aiya Gang! And remember, we’re looking for heroic stunts – candid, creative, freestylin’ outrageous, totally entertaining and non-stop-howling.

Come as you are!

All of the kick-start fun fests across all seven countries are going to feature local MTV VJs, hot bands, tons of cool Philips products and a couple of extreme stunts performed live by Asia’s wackiest and nuttiest group of jesters, the infamous Aiya Gang! It’s a party not to be missed, and the golden opportunity to see the Aiya stars in person and be inspired to up the ante with your coolest stunt idea!

See the action Live!

Be there to witness one of MTV Networks Asia’s best reality missions ever – the MTV Whatever Things 2005, inspired by free-style spirit of Philips mobiles and MP3 portables. Hosted by MTV’s funkiest VJ Colby Miller, with appearances by Aiya Gang (fronted by Hong Kong superstar Edison Chen) and local sensation Ahli Fiqir, there’s no place you should be this October 2nd, other than Sunway Pyramid. This year, MTV Whatever Things is into its 3rd season with more exciting events to offer. This year’s ‘contest’, themed “MTV NY Studio Passport Contest”, is iced with bigger prizes, tastier goodies – and MTV is all set to blast-off with style. Besides endless entertainment such as breakdancing, impromptu stunts and great music, contest participants will stand a chance to win fabulous prizes from Philips, and loads of MTV goodie giveaways. Look forward to seeing you there! Details as follows: Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2005 Time: 3.30pm Venue: Sunway Pyramid, Oasis Boulevard (near the main entrance)

Tune in now!

MTV Whatever Things season three gets rolling in mid-September on MTV SEA, as well as MTV Philippines, MTV Indonesia, MTV India and MTV China. Check out www.mtvasia.com to sign up for the biggest, the baddest, and the hottest all-Asia talent search and get the inside scoop on MTV Whatever Things. And to get up to speed on Philips latest ultra cool gear, you’ll want to jump into Philips’ consumer product site, www.thingstodoyourthing.com.

This year’s contest - running in China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and the Philippines - is hoping to uncover the most creative and extreme talent all over Asia. Think you’ve got a shot at being the MTV Whatever Things ‘MTV NY Studio Passport’ Contest winner? Then submit your stunt ideas today!

The MTV ASIA Awards 2006

The MTV ASIA Awards 2006 Returns To Rock Bangkok, Thailand Asia's biggest pan-regional music event to take place on Saturday, 25 February 2006

After an unforgettable MTV Asia Aid event in Thailand last year, the iconic MTV Asia Awards returns to rock Bangkok in 2006! Celebrating the Awards for the fifth consecutive year, the event that celebrates and pays tribute to musical talent across the Asia Pacific region will be held at the IMPACT Arena once more. Scheduled to take place on Saturday, 25 February 2006, the pan-Asia awards ceremony will be witnessed by thousands of screaming fans and millions of home viewers across the region. Touted to be the most glamorous and memorable annual music event, MTV Asia will be presenting a total of 19 awards during the show to recognise and promote the icons of youth culture and music.

David Flack, Executive Vice President, Creative, Content and Network Marketing, MTV Networks Asia, said, "We are delighted to bring the excitement and glamour of the MTV Asia Awards to Thailand next year. The event has evolved through the years to encourage wider participation among young people across Asia, allowing them to experience the event like no other. This also means greater creativity and flexibility for our sponsors to reach them in an unparalleled manner. So stay tuned, because the event next year will definitely spring a number of surprises."

Since the launch of the MTV Asia Awards in 2002 in Singapore, the event has gained a loyal following among young people aged 15 to 34 years old. Previously hosted by Ronan Keating and Mandy Moore (2002), Shaggy and Coco Lee (2003) and Vanness Wu and Michelle Branch (2004), the phenomenal show brings together a unique blend of East and West, featuring the largest gathering of international and local talent ever seen in the region.

In 2005, the MTV Asia Awards was repositioned into a global benefit, in support of the recovery efforts taking place in Asia, following the aftermath of the tsunami. The event, known as MTV Asia Aid, took place at IMPACT Arena in Bangkok on 3 February 2005. MTV Networks Asia partnered with UNICEF and made them the major recipient of funds collected from the event. Hosted by R&B diva, Alicia Keys, the event saw more than 11,000 fans gathering to show their support for the cause.

The latest updates on the MTV Asia Awards can be found on the official website at www.mtvasiaawards.com from 1 December 2005 onwards. Fans can visit the MTV Asia web sites for more information on Awards related contests and events. The Awards show will be broadcast to over 180 million homes across the region, with portions of the programming airing on MTV's global network of 43 music programming services reaching more than 400 million households and a billion viewers worldwide.

Monday, September 26, 2005

DJ Sonique At Hilton’s Zeta Bar

Super-Sonic Beats on 30 September & 01 October London’s famed singer and DJ set to dazzle for two nights! Sonique is the celebrated singer and DJ that brought the platinum album ‘Hear my Cry’ following her #1 selling single ‘It Feels So Good’. Sonique next released her second critically acclaimed album “Born to be Free”, in 2003. The new album shows a more grown up side of Sonique. Both albums blend Sonique’s diverse influences whilst cohering seamlessly as a whole. The multi-talented Sonique will set the party scene on fire with her pulsating sounds and entrancing voice exclusively brought by Zeta Bar to the Kuala Lumpur party scene. Click SmoovePinch's NightLifeStyle for more info.

Cinema Online "The Longest Yard" Movie Premiere

Get two free tickets to a special preview of "The Longest Yard" at TGV 1 Utama, 9pm tonight (26th September 2005)! Come to the cinema foyer at 8pm with a copy of Cinema Online Magazine's September issue and the Cinema Online Patrol will give you the two movie tickets as well as other goodies!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Stomp proudly presented by Malaysia Airlines

A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP is a multi-award winning and critically acclaimed show hat has been seen by millions worldwide with some touring companies playing non-stop for 10 years! STOMP explores the seductive power of percussion with clever abandon. Whether it's a soft shoe with broomsticks or impromptu counterpoint created from objects out of a garbage bag, STOMP works magic with the most ordinary means. The performers use everyday household items and some things you would never think of to create music and rhythm. Please visit Axcess for more infomation on STOMP. Click Here. Date: 13 Sept - 25 Sept 2005 Time: Tue - Fri : 8.30pm; Saturday: 3.00pm & 8.30pm; Sunday: 3.00pm & 8.30pm Venue : Istana Budaya Contact: 03 - 7711 5000

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Cinema Online DiGi IMAX Theatre Offer

Cinema Online invites you and 3 of your friends to join us for special DiGi Imax screenings of either one of these movies:
A) A Rainforest Adventure: Bugs 3D 2.30pm
B) Haunted Castle 3D 3.45pm
C) A Rainforest Adventure: Bugs 3D 5.15pm.
D) T-Rex: Return To The Cretaceous 3D 6.30pm.
Screening sessions: Venue: DiGi IMAX Theatre, Level 10, Berjaya Times Square Date: 24th September 2005, Saturday All you have to do is sign up with Cinema Online and then e-mail to imaxscr@cinema.com.my with the prefered screening session (E.g Session A) and your full name, IC and handphone number before 23rd Sept 2005 (Friday) 2pm. Hurry! Limited seats available on a first come first serve basis. Once you have replied, we will confirm if you've got your seats, and if you did, you can come to our redemption desk anytime from 30 minutes before the movie to redeem your four passes. If you are unable to make it and would like to transfer this invitation to someone else, all you have to do is let us know the name, IC and handphone number of the other person as well. This person will also need to be a registered member of Cinema Online. From, Cinema Online Team

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Too Phat Launch Invite

After two years of internal strain and rumours of a break-up, Too Phat looks set to squash all doubts with a whopping double album. Izuan Shah, The Star checks out the fuss. Malique and Joe Flizzow are back. Together as Too Phat, the rap duo - regarded as Malaysia's undisputed kings of hip-hop - are gearing up to reclaim their place with their fourth studio album. It is becoming their tour de force in a decade-long career of illustrious hits and regional success. Malique, who came under entertainment media fire last year after retreating from the spotlight due to a host of personal problems, is back. He has a lot to say and prove alongside chief collaborator Joe Flizzow (who had a solo career spin last year). Rebirth into Reality, a titanic double-disc hip-hop opus, contains 30 tracks (15 on each disc). It will be available from Sept 27 under the group's long-time label EMI. A first for Too Phat is that Rebirth will also be released under Kartel Records, its own imprint that already includes local hip-hop favourites Phlowtron, KLG Sqwad plus a list of newcomers. Too Phat is back, bigger and better than ever. For mainstream noise, the appearance of Siti Nurhaliza on the track Dua Dunia is bound to make the crossover news. An English version of the track called Million Miles is also tipped for regional success. Holding down the beats on the decks is Too Phat's long standing deejay T-Bone; other cameos and guest collaborators throughout the two discs include V.E. and Yasin, Indonesian dangdut queen Inul Daratista, Filipina R&B/ pop star Kyla, Taiwanese rap outfit Machi and Thai superstar emcee Joey Boy. Modelled loosely after OutKast's two-disc monster Speakerboxx/ The Love Below and Nelly's double opus Suit/ Sweat, the Too Phat rappers will each have an album of their own - Malique handles the Rebirth side while Flizzow rolls the rhymes on Reality. The black/ white, dark/ light theme of the album promises to excite - it is set to reveal the duo's more serious, pensive and unabashedly honest side. The new material will likely see Malique and Flizzow at their most creative and uncompromising best. Too Phat also becomes the most prolific Malaysian hip-hop outfit with four albums to their name, once Rebirth is unleashed. The video for the album's first single Snap is slated to premiere at the official album launch on Sept 22 at Zouk Club, KL. Most of the material on Rebirth is self-produced by Too Phat - with other producers (Illegal, Jae Chong, Yasin, Carlo Nanny and Navin) tightening up the loose ends. The album took nine months to complete. "This album will reflect a Too Phat that's definitely more mature, both as performers and as business people. We all feel it's the best album they've created so far," said Too Phat manager Raimi M. Yusof. In classic hip-hop idol tradition, the boys have also been branching out with their own clothing line - Phat Caps. Spirits in the Too Phat camp are on the up and this whopping double album is a concerted effort by the boys and their team to make a huge impression. "We're looking at another five good years of Too Phat as major players on the performing stage. I feel that there's enough classic material in these two discs to carve that space for them, before they go behind the scenes and into producing (other hip-hop artistes)," he added. If there was one homegrown act to overshadow Mawi mania this year, then Too Phat is our best bet.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Free MotoGP Tickets

We have free Moto GP tickets to give away!! The race is on this Sunday (25-Sept-2005) at Sepang International Circuit. For those interested, please SMS the following: TMGP-space-Full Name-space-IC No-space-65-space-07 Send to this number: 39988 TWO GrandStand Tickets (Worth RM 50.00 each) will be given away + 1 freebie. SMS Charges are RM 1.50 only and each person eligible for one pair of tickets. It will be an exciting race not to be missed!! Courtesy thru Torque Magazine

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Mel C Beautiful Intentions Tour 2005

Yes, it's true, former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, or Melanie C as she's better known, in a rare acoustic showcase and we have 10 VIP Invites to give away!! She'll be singing tracks from her new solo album 'Beautiful Intentions' including the UK Top 10 singles 'Next Best Superstar' and 'Better Alone' To get your hands on this limited invites for the showcase in Atmosphere on Friday 16th September night. Write to us your details.. 1) Fullname 2) IC Number 3) Address 4) Email 5) Mobile number in the comment box on the left under this posting.. (First 10 lucky people above 18 years will automatically get it.. but if we have more passes, we will SMS you on first come first serve basis.. so keep filling in your details.. you never know what surprise we have in store for you...) Live Showcase: Thursday 15th September - Penang, Chillout (9pm onwards) Friday 16th September - Atmosphere, KL (10.00pm onwards) Meet the Fan/Autograph Session: Thursday 15th September - Gurney Plaza, Penang (6.45pm - 7.15pm) Friday 16th September - 1 Utama, (6.30 - 7.00pm) Saturday 17th September - Tower Records, KL (4.00pm - 4.30pm) ‘Beautiful Intentions’ is the title of her third solo album, released on her own independent label Red Girl Records (inspired by her love of Liverpool Football Club) and distributed locally by Suria Records and EQ Music. Melanie will be performing a half-hour acoustic set of her new tracks including the UK Top 10 singles ‘Next Best Superstar’ and ‘Better Alone’. The spring release of ‘Beautiful Intentions’ in the UK saw the album enter the charts in the Top 25. The album had been nine months in the making and critics were pleased with the results, hailing Melanie for her “emotionally honest” work. One reviewer said, “She’s certainly not lost any of that girl power!” Melanie C, though she wasn’t dubbed Indie Spice by the British music press until after the Spice Girls’ second album, had always made it clear that she preferred Blur to Take That. With her debut ‘Northern Star’ (released on Virgin Records in 2000) and her follow-up ‘Reason’ (2003), Melanie broke from her Sporty Spice persona to prove herself as a legitimate musician with two surprisingly diverse records. Melanie showed she had a strong voice, a good sense of melody, and the personality to deliver everything from urban balladry to Brit pop to post-modern rock to neo-industrial punk to techno-influenced dance and electronica. With album sales close to three million copies today, Melanie C’s focus on music over mannerisms proves she has brains, and that’s real girl power.

1st Annual Musiccanteen Awards 2005

WIN !!! 2 exclusive invitational passes by simply emailing us at smoovepinch smoovepinch@ascension.com.my with your details (name, age, occupation, contact details and a good joke)
Contest closed! Congrats to our winners Boon & Yasmeen who both get to bring a lucky friend with them too!
Hi music fans! Since the launch of musiccanteen.com back in April 2004, independent music in Malaysia has never been the same. musiccanteen.com has since given independent music a tremendous boost and there have >> been many successes and achievements that we are very proud of. And we have you to thank for! We are pleased to inform that our inaugural
musiccanteen.com awards nite will be held on 18th September 2005 at Luna, Pacific Regency Hotel. (7pm onwards) This is an exclusive invite, as only musiccanteen.com artiste and the media will be invited.
The categories of awards that will be given out on this night will be as follows:- 1) Top 10 downloads 2) Top English / Malay / Chinese download 3) Top Artiste Individual download 4) Top Band / Group download There will, of course, be performances from musiccanteen.com artiste such as Nitrus (who sang with Artis Bersatu for the Malaysian official Tsunami Charity Song, Suluhkan Sinar), Frequency Cannon (who were the Champions of Astro’s Blast Off!), Juwita Suwito (AIM Award winner), Disagree (another AIM Award winner!), LO and more! It will definitely be a night of great music and celebration, so don’t miss it!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Vila Manja Spa Promotion

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Anugerah Era 2005 Tickets, Saturday 17th September

We have 10 tickets for the Anugerah Era event to give away. To get them, SMS 016-2212312 with your name by 6pm on Saturday 17th September to get them while stocks last. First come first serve. 1 ticket per person. Venue: Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil Entry into venue must be by: 8pm Date: 17th September 2005 Ticket collection at Stadium Putra before 8pm (Information for collection will be SMS'ed to winners). Catch Mirwana, Linda & Diana Rafar, Chilli, Elyana, Hazami, Siti Nurhaliza, Ferhad, Exists, Misha Omar, Ziana Zain, Jamal Abdillah, Yantzen, Aris, Mus, Nash, Too Phat, Ahli Fiqir, Gerhana Ska Cinta, Mawi AF3, Sharifah Zarina, Aidil AF3, Yazer AF3, Jaclyn Victor and Khafi in action. Also a special performance by Mel C (ex-Spice Girls). Tickets, thanks to and with compliments from Kudsia Kahar, Era, Astro.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Sax Music Bar Launcing VIP Invitation

Sax Music Bar The latest swanky club to hit KL is opening on Friday 16th September, 9pm. Free Flows, Saxy Music and Food awaits you! Be there at 9pm and be sure to look all swanky and chic. Exclusive to SmoovePinch, we have VIP invitations to give out for this launch Click on Nightlifestyle for more info.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Get Down On It

time to dig out your afro wig, wide-collared open necked shirt, bell bottoms and platform shoes.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Catch Gerard and Sherman in a retro trip if you happen to be in Johore.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Cancer Awareness - Celebrate Life - Yellow Week

Yellow Week will be upon us soon on the 12- 18th September. This year we will be raising funds for a mobile cancer screening centre (a bus providing mammography, colorectal screening etc) for the urban poor and rural areas. Your support for this cause would be fantastic! The mobile bus for the urban poor is a project which is achievable with a little bit of help. It will be about RM600,000 to set up. It is a programme which is sorely needed in the Klang Valley. Statistics have shown that for underpriviledged women newly diagnosed with breast cancer the average size of the breast lump is 5.5cm .... larger than a golf ball.... the size of a small peach!!! This is not a kampung in the middle of nowhere.... this is KL. Her chances of beating something like this is less than 50%. The bus can at least help educated and screen (mammograms) over 5-6000 women a year and at least change that statistic to something more positive. We have a couple of fund raising events lined up for the week and of course a few awareness campaigns based on the 'Celebrate Life ' theme. Please support ‘Yellow Week’ events in September! A synoposis of the events are as follows: 16-18th: Cancer Expo, Suria KLCC & Bangsar Shopping Centre (free breast cancer examinations, fashion show of cancer survivors: all ages 6yrs - 76yrs! and other activities) 16th: Wear Yellow Day: Participants from corporations, organizations & schools wear NCSM yellow ribbons or a yellow item of clothing and donate in support of NCSM 16th: CelebrateLife! Dinner Show with The Philharmonic Society of Selangor, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur 18th: CelebrateLife Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament, Palm Garden Golf Course Wristband Contest August 15th-September 14th.. Prizes worth more than RM10,000! (Tune in to MixFM, read the newspapers or call NCSM at 03-2698 7300 for more contest details) Many cancers can be cured if detected at an early stage. Be proactive. Be aware. Get educated. Early detection saves lives. Please call if you would like to participate in Wear Yellow Day or buy a table or more for the dinner!! We would really appreciate companies to buy the tables at the dinner. The dinner is a 4 course Western set and the show is going to be a lot of fun. The tables are priced at RM5000, RM 4000, RM3000 and RM2000 for the cause. Volunteers are also needed for these events. Please write to brian@lariche.net directly for details. Please pass this along and try to get your friends to help out as well. National Cancer Society of Malaysia 66 Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz 50300 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2698 7300 Fax: 03-2698 4300 Website: www.cancer.org.my

The Cascades Live

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

James Brown, The Godfather of Soul at Hilton KL

Kicking off its first anniversary celebrations with the high-style and glamour that is now synonymous with the property, Hilton Kuala Lumpur is presenting James Brown, “Godfather of Soul” for an exclusive, one-night-only performance this September 19. “James Brown Live!” will be staged exclusively for Hilton Kuala Lumpur at their Grand Ballroom, and this will be Brown’s one and only performance in Asia and part of many events the Hilton Kuala Lumpur is planning to celebrate the successful first year of operations.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

WOMAD Singapore, 26-28 August 2005

WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance, expressing the central aim of the WOMAD festival - to bring together and to celebrate many forms of music, arts and dance drawn from countries and cultures all over the world. WOMAD was originally inspired by Peter Gabriel: "Pure enthusiasm for music from around the world led us to the idea of WOMAD in 1980 and thus to the first WOMAD festival in 1982. The festivals have always been wonderful and unique occasions and have succeeded in introducing an international audience to many talented artists. "Equally important, the festivals have also allowed many different audiences to gain an insight into cultures other than their own through the enjoyment of music. Music is a universal language, it draws people together and proves, as well as anything, the stupidity of racism." As an organisation, WOMAD now works in many different ways, but our aims are always the same - at festivals, performance events, through recorded releases and through educational projects, we aim to excite, to inform, and to create awareness of the worth and potential of a multicultural society. The WOMAD Festivals Since the first festival in Shepton Mallett, England in 1982, WOMAD has presented more than 145 events in 22 different countries and islands. Having established its presence in the UK, WOMAD 's unique nomadic indentity evolved gradually during the eighties. In 1988, the festival began to be presented internationally, with initial events in Denmark and Canada. Since then, WOMAD 's worldwide profile has grown quickly, now embracing events in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Canary Islands, Sicily and the UK each year. The festivals are often weekend-long, family-oriented, active and diverse musical events, featuring simultaneous performances on two or three stages, including participatory workshops and special events for children, as well as music and dance sessions hosted by many of the visiting artists. Visit www.womad.org or Womad Singapore for more details. Posted by Hello