Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy New Year from,Your one stop graphic spot
World Drum Festival
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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Johan Nasir (R), Dave Avran (L) and all the Elves who work here would like to wish you a frigging Christmas & a lively New Year 2008

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

NYE at Borneo Barok Club

Mezzanotte Christmas Promotion

Flam's Christmas Menu

Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur

Spend your memorable Christmas Eve celebration with sumptuous Christmas Eve Dinner at Café Serena Brasserie. Savour the wonderful Christmas niceties such as Stewed Goose Casserole with Zucchini and Herbs, Crab Chowder with Roasted Sunflower Seed, Pan Fried Medallions with Forest Mushroom Sauce, Christmas Pudding and Christmas Yule Log. Priced at RM90.00++ per person. CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH 25 December 2007 Give a special treat for the family on this Christmas Day. Diners have the opportunity to savour delightful delicacies such as Cous-cous Salad, Salmon Roll in Puff Pastry, Honey Chicken Wings with Sesame Seed, Caramelized Corn on the Cob, Christmas Bread Warm Pudding, Moist Chocolate Fudge and many more. Priced at RM68.00++ per person.
NEW YEAR'S EVE BUFFET DINNER 31 December 2007 Celebrate together with family and friends at Café Serena Brasserie and savour a magnificent fest with fantastic specialties such as Crab Bisque with Kerisik, Roasted Hungarian Goose with Juice, Assorted Seafood with Basil Pesto, Sushi and Sashimi and many more. Priced at RM100.00++ per person. NEW YEAR'S DAY HI - TEA 1 January 2008 Indulge in the Hi-Tea spread at Café Serena Brasserie featuring sumptuous delights such as Thai Young Papaya Salad with Lime, Rojak Pasembor, Broccoli Cream with Roasted Garlic, Dim Sum, Blueberries Crumble with Vanilla Sauce and many more. Priced at RM68.00++ per person.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Live & Loud Kuala Lumpur 2007

KUALA LUMPUR – A new concept of music festival is expected to take the local music scene by storm this November when well-known artistes that have been lined up for this illustrious event will perform at a 10-day jam-packed music extravaganza aptly named Live & Loud KL 07.

Touted as the largest, most sensational and longest running music festival in South East Asia - Live & Loud KL 07 is expected to bring out a screaming horde of fans when they converge in harmonic fusion for the first time ever in the Klang Valley. It will start from 23 November to 2 December, where each passing day greets festival-goers with a solid 60 to 90 minutes live music play of different genre, different theme, different repertoire, different venue and most definitely different uber-stars.

While most music festivals are targeted at teenagers, Live & Loud KL 07 is unique as the event is organised for all age groups. Divided into three different categories – Main Events, Thematic and Fringe Events, Live & Loud KL 07 will be a truly amazing sensory experience for music aficionados as they indulge in the sight and sounds of famous celebrities - international, regional and also local.

Music enthusiasts can choose to go with friends or family members for the Main Events – Chinese All Stars, Turn on the Pop and the World Music, Heritage & Culture; or enjoy the Thematic Events which encompass Best of 80s, Acoustic, R&B and Jazz.

Big names who have been lined for this mega event include Whitney Houston, Elliott Yamin, James Taylor Quartet and Shaggy for Turn on the Pop; Mint Condition and K-Ci & Jojo for R&B; and James Morrison for Acoustic. There will also be an exclusive Dinner Show featuring the five-time Grammy Award winner, Dionne Warwick.

Live & Loud KL 07 will kick off with dynamic performances from Chinese All Stars on 25 November 2007, featuring A-Mei, Michael Wong, Fish Leong, among others. Bask in a night full of ballad songs as the stars belt out a succession of what will be the most memorable evening. There will also be an exclusive dinner show with Dionne Warwick to be held at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Live music performances under the Main and Thematic Events will be held at Bukit Kiara Equestrian Park and Stadium Negara respectively while Jazz will be at the Zouk.

It will also offer fun days of entertainment for the whole family as the event will be held during school holidays. Besides that, Live & Loud KL 07 gives festival-goers a chance to explore the art and commerce of the music industry, which comprises of Fringe Events themed as Music Cube, Visuals, Raw on Stage and Club as well as Seminars and Workshops. The Music Cube is a kiosk-like cube where everyone can learn more about Live & Loud KL 07.

Decked with computer terminals, one can search for more information about the shows, the artistes, the venues, the Seminars and Workshops, and even download stuff to one’s mobile and handheld. They are located in prominent spots within the Klang Valley with operating hours in tandem with its location.

The Music Cube’s partner-in-crime – the Visual, will showcase information about artistes who will be performing along with specially autographed limited edition memorabilia. Both the Music Cube and Visual will be located at several strategic indoor and outdoor venues within the Klang Valley and these include Cineleisure, Shangri-La Hotel, KL Sentral, among others.

Under Raw on Stage, the underground stars from Malaysia and the rest of the world will be able to showcase their performances - a step in helping these musicians launch their careers and for record labels to rope in new talents. Finally, the Club complements the Raw on Stage where heart-thumping electronic tunes will set one’s feet on fire with hot guest DJs from local and abroad take to the tables in Zouk and other hot clubs.

This mega event is organised by Live & Loud Sdn Bhd and is endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year. It is expected to arouse the interest of international visitors and make them aware that Malaysia has risen to be a premiere destination of choice for music and entertainment-based tourism. At the same time, it will also put Malaysia on the map as the centre of arts, culture and music in this part of the world.

Individual tickets for all the shows, including season passes, starting from as low as RM80, have been made available from 15 October 2007. For the family-based event World Music, Heritage & Culture, parents who intend to bring four of their children aged below 12 years old can enjoy free admission for the children. The fifth child onwards will only be charged RM10 each. All tickets are available in selected outlets throughout the Klang Valley, and can be purchased online through the official website

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Penang Island Jazz Festival 2007 – 4th Edition

The Penang Island Jazz Festival is back with its 4th Edition this year with a line up of Local and International Musicians performing on its Main Stage at the Gardens of the Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Ferringhi on 1st and 2nd of December 2007 (Saturday & Sunday). There will be 6 acts featured per night.
In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007, the Penang Island Jazz Festival 2007 is among one of the major tourism events for Penang – “The Pearl of the Orient”, and is supported and endorsed by Tourism Malaysia, the Penang State Government and the Penang Tourism Action Council.
The Festival is presented by Mercedes-Benz, with ASTRO, Lite FM, Rhythm MP and Bayview Beach Resort as our Partners, and Supported by the Australian High Commission & Viva Musica, Embassy of the Czech Republic – Kuala Lumpur, Starbucks Coffee, Heineken, AmBANK, Areca Center of Performing Arts, Goethe Institut Kuala Lumpur, The Guitar Store, AER, Tropical Spice Garden, InterGlobal Music and Alliance Francaise de Penang.
This year’s MAIN STAGE Performers include Jose Thomas & Groove Unction (Malaysia), Leonard Tan & BeanSproutz (Malaysia), Paul Ponnudurai (Malaysia), The Idea of North (Australia), Anke Helfrich Trio (Germany), Possicobilities (China), Nah Youn Sun (Korea), John Goldie (UK), Louis Soliano Quartet (Singapore), Bangkok Connection (Thailand), Bob Aves Jazz Group Featuring Grace Nono (Philippines).
Supporting Activities for The Festival begins from the 29th of November to 2nd December 2007 and include:
- The Jimmy Boyle Young Talent Jazz Competition Finals, 29th November 2007 at the Bayview Beach Resort (Free Entrance). The Winner of the Competition will be given the honour to open one of the nights of the Main Stage Performance Programmes.
- The Penang Island Jazz Festival 2007 Gala Dinner, on Friday, 30th November 2007 at the Bayview Beach Resort Grand Ballroom (Entrance by Purchase of Gala Dinner Ticket at RM100 per ticket). Co-Hosted by the International Women’s Association (IWA), Penang, part of the proceeds from the sale of the Dinner Tickets will be donated to Charity supported by IWA. Performers for the Gala Dinner include James Boyle & The Ragged Tigers, John Goldie and Louis Soliano Quartet.
- The Experimental Fringe Stage Performances, 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m., from 30th November to 2nd December 2007 at the Lobby Lounge of the Bayview Beach Resort. Performers for the Fringe Stage include Cheong & Friends, James Boyle & The Ragged Tigers, Evening Breeze, Elvira & Friends and the Areca Jazz Quartet & Quintet. (Free Entrance).
- The Jazz Gallery houses the Poster, Photograph, Paintings and Percussion Exhibition, from 29th November to 2nd December 2007. Short Demo and Talk on maintenance and repairs of Saxophone and Percussions will be conducted at the Jazz Gallery (Free Entrance).
- Workshops from 30th Nov. - 2nd December 2007 to be held at three venues – Alliance Francaise de Penang, Tropical Spice Garden, Bayview Beach Resort (Entrance to all workshops will be by Festival Ticket)
- Drum Circle By Members of The Aseana Percussion Unit & Tugu Drum Circle, 2nd December 2007 at Gardens of The Areca Centre of Performing Arts, 50 Peel Avenue, Penang. Contact No. 04-2273669 (Free Admission)
Visit for more details and information on the Festival.
Venue : The Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Dates : 29th November – 2nd December 2007
Main Stage Performances : Saturday 1st Dec. & Sunday 2nd Dec. 2007 The Bayview Beach Resort Gardens
From 6.15 pm
Ticket Priced at RM50 per night and RM80 for 2 nights
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Black Eyed Peas: Black, Blue & You Tour 2007

Event Review: The Black Eyed Peas performed in Genting– City of Entertainment as part of their worldwide Black Blue & You Tour 2007 to a crowd of over 5,000 people. The show was held in Arena of Stars on 26th October 2007.

Invited to review the event, we journeyed up to the Highlands. Members of the press were treated to the Press Conference two days earlier with band members, Fergie, Taboo and who willingly answered our questions and even did their hands prints in plaster.

Having met the group backstage, seeing their concert in 2004 at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort and again at the Force of Nature event in 2005, it was hard to imagine how different it would be this time. Expectations were high.

The Peas have been travelling around the world as part of their tour taking them across various continents like Europe, South America, South Africa and Asia. They’ve also been busy with a host of material since their last visit.

Fergie launched her solo effort with a string of hits like “Fergalicious”, “Glamorous”, “London Bridge” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. has also recently released his solo effort “Songs About Girls” with “I Got It from My Mama”, already popularly hitting the airwaves. Judging from his album, there will be more hits in store.

They also released their “Monkey Business: album after “Elephunk” and another collaboration album with Sergio Mendes. We were also told that Taboo and Apl were also working on their own albums too. Fans need not worry, they are not breaking up. We were reassured during the interview.

Fans were treated to a two hour energetic performance, featuring all their chart and award winning hits back to back. and Fergie also sang their own album hit materials like “I Got It from My Mama” and “Big Girls”, Fergalicious” and “London Bridge” respectively as well. They sang a total of 23 songs including “Hey Mama”, “My Humps”, “Don’t Lie”, “Mas Que Nada” and Don’t Phunk with my Heart”.

Just when they stopped and said goodnight, apparently they had a 1am flight to catch, the crowd screamed for an encore and they came back on belting out “Pump It”, “Where is the Love” and finished it off with “Let’s Get It Started”. What a night.

Overall, the concert was amazing and we have to thank Genting – City of Entertainment for inviting us. Now to see Live & Loud Kuala Lumpur. A tiny birdie also said someone was working to bring Justin Timberlake down. He’s apparenly coming to town in early-mid Dec once sponsors are confirmed. Can’t wait! :)

Press Release:

Get ready for a night of energizing hip-hop music and dance! The respected and highly acclaimed multiple Grammy Award winner, Black Eyed Peas, will be bringing their party to Genting – City of Entertainment on 26 October (Friday) at the prestigious Arena Of Stars (AOS)!

The Black Eyed Peas transcended their raw hip-hop roots and have become one of the music industry’s global phenomenon. The quartet won over the crowd with the monster-stomp ‘Elephunk’ in 2003. ‘Elephunk’ was a breakthrough album for The Black Eyed Peas, vaulting them to a level of success unparalleled by any other hip-hop group. The accolades are quick to recite: 7.5 million albums sold worldwide, 4 Grammy nominations, 1 Grammy award, and an unforgettable performance on the 2005 broadcast. Global hits such as “Where Is The Love”, “Hey Mama”, “Let’s Get It Started” and “Shut Up” elevated the group’s name.

With the forth album, ‘Monkey Busines’ (2005), the Black Eyed Peas solidified their status as hip-hop’s power group. Their fourth album further intensifies their passion for making music together and for connecting with their audience through the most fundamental way: making people have a good time. ‘Monkey Business’ raised William, Fergie, and Taboo status with hits such as “Don’t Phunk With My Heart”, “Don’t Lie”, “My Humps” and “Pump It”.

Over the years, the Black Eyed Peas have received accolades and recognition for their music. In 2004, the group received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for “Let’s Get It Started”. In 2005 and 2006, the group again won for the same category for their hits “Don’t Phunk With My Heart” and “My Humps”, respectively.

Don’t miss the chance to catch the sensation hip-hop group in action as they party at Genting Highland Resort on 26th Oct! Tickets are on sale now for RM120, RM220, RM320, RM420 and RM550. Get your tickets now to grab the 15% Early Bird Promotion for the first 1,000 tickets (subject to terms & conditions).

Please be advised that no admission for infants in arms & children below 3 years old. Children aged 3 years old & above MUST purchase tickets for admission. For more details and ticket reservation, please log-on or call 03 2718 1118.
Black Eyed Peas: Black, Blue & You Tour 2007 in Genting – City of Entertainment is presented by OSIM, Official TV – NTV7, Official Radio –, Official Karaoke – Be A Star, Official Loyalty Card – Genting MasterCard and Tour Agent – Midas Promotions.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Genting International Magic Festival 2007

Genting – City Of Entertainment today unveiled another exciting attraction up at the hill come November which is sure to excite magic & illusion enthusiasts of all ages. It is the Genting International Magic Festival 2007, which will be held on 16 - 25 November 2007.

In a press conference held today at the hill top resort, it was announced that the one-of-a-kind event is a spectacular gathering of top magicians who will be participating in the “Champions of Magic Show” starring top Champion magicians from around the world and “Stars of Magic” Show, featuring invited established or rising stars of the Magic World who will compete for a first prize of USD10,000.

The event is expected to attract not only children but also the young at heart and magic & illusion enthusiast to Genting Highlands Resorts. It is officially recognized and sanctioned by the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM).

The IBM is the world's largest organization for magicians boasting nearly 13,000 members worldwide. With over 300 local groups called Rings, in more than 73 countries, the IBM is considered to be the most respected organization for amateur and professional magicians in the world!

“Genting – City of Entertainment is excited to bring this unique event for our visitors this November. It will be a congregation of the best international magicians and illusionist that should not be missed by the whole family, the first of its kind in Malaysia” Mr. Alan Teo – RWB Executive Vice President.

During the press conference, David Sandy’s stunt was showcased in front of Genting Hotel. A lucky reporter from the local media was given the chance to ride together with the renown magician during the exciting blindfold drive which was with obstacles.

During the Genting International Magic Festival in November, apart from the two main events, the event will also feature strolling close-up artistes including Michael Ammar – The World’s Greatest Close-Up Magician and Jon Armstrong - 2007 Close-Up Magician Of The Year (as voted by The Academy Of Magical Arts). There will also be daily magic seminars, competitions and enrichment sessions for both children and adults.

Mr. Alan Teo further expressed "We are delighted to partner with DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd. We thank DiGi for the support in helping to make the festival a success."

The Genting International Magic Festival 2007 is proudly presented by DiGi with the support of Official Sponsor – Nasa & Stopoil, Official Car – Proton, Official TV Station – NTV7 and Official Loyalty Card – Worldcard.

Be on a look out for exciting ticket offers and packages nearing to the date. Check out or call 03 2718 1118 for details and purchases.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Recharge Revelation presents Global Gathering

This year Recharge Revelation presents Global Gathering,

Europe's biggest dance music festival!

40 ACTS over 6 ARENAS.

Saturday, 27th October 2007,

A'Famosa Resort, Melaka, Malaysia.

Dance.Hip Hop.Electronica.Rock.Retro.

Leading the massive 10,000-capacity Recharge Godskitchen Arena is a true Revelation hero, Dutch trance icon Johan Gielen. One of the highlights of Recharge Revelation3 in 2005 was the sight of 15,000 clubbers hanging onto his every move. Performing alongside him will be fellow Dutchmen Sander Van Doorn – a DJ Magazine Top 100 star in his own right – and Marcel Woods – a DJ who has brought the sound of the hard trance scene’s underground raves and warehouse parties overground. Along with Finland’s DJ Proteus, one of the world’s top hard dance jocks, and local boys Bass Agents and Fono, the Recharge Godskitchen Arena is well sorted out.

Elsewhere, the Recharge Global Arena is headlined by Layo & Bushwacka, the electro, techno and breaks superstars whose eclectic style has made them one of the most in-demand festival performers on the circuit. Also on the bill are the cheekily-named Astro & Glyde, whose deep and twisted post-Twilo sound has made their infamous Sunday Sessions night New York’s hottest. Ibiza regulars, The Shapeshifters, add their Balearic techno to the Recharge Global Arena mix, and Global Gathering resident, DJ Eston, completes the party vibe of the stage with funk and jazz tinged journey through electronica.

Over at the TQX Freedom Electric Arena there are two distinct flavours. Day-time sees the stage take a more live flavour, courtesy of headliners Black Strobe, the French electro-rock group whose recent debut album, Burn Your Own Church, looks set to become one of the critical raves of the year. Joining them on the bill are Thailand’s top electro sleaze rockers Futon.

When the suns goes down, the TQX Freedom Electric Arena hypes the energy levels even further with sets from Plump DJs, arguably the top breaks and party DJs in the world. They will be joined by hip hop legends, Jungle Brothers featuring Mike G. Support comes from local acts, DJ Blink – Recharge Revelation’s in-house DJ ambassador – and DJ Goldfish, premiering his Spaceship project, as well as local hip hop crew Stylustiks.

Rock fans should also be at the fest, as the TQX Freedom Amp Stage will present some of the region’s top bands (Pop Shuvit, Lied, I Am David Sparkle). Indie disco turntable poppers, Twilight Actiongirl, feature alongside Indonesia’s rock-influenced electro decks ‘n’ fx show of Agrikulture, and Thailand’s Rehab gives Futon mainman Bee a chance to show off behind the decks. And from Singapore there’s the indie-rock turntable madness of Beat!

The best local and international DJs have been kept for the Recharge Foam Bar with hometown DJs like Raysoo, DJ Gabriel, Joey G (CosmicSpaceMunkys), and Groovedoctor, as well as international talents like Damian Saint (Britain), Josh Ezelle (US), DJ Anton Wirojono (Indonesia), Remy Irwan (Indonesia) and Voilah! (Singapore) set to take on the decks. Other international artists that are confirmed playing at the festival will be Simian Mobile Disco and Hyper (Live).

Festival Tickets :Pre-Sale* : MYR63 / IDR185K / THB660 / SGD35
Door Sale* : MYR83(*includes 2 drinks & ticket charges)
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Monday, July 02, 2007

Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival

2007 is the 10th Anniversary of the Rainforest World Music Festival. It is going to be a massive reunion party where only bands who have played over the last 9 years will be returning to Santubong where the festival is held. Over 20,000 people are expected to converge under the night stars and canopy of the rainforest in the Sarawak Cultural Village. With a performers line up from all over the world, it will be an aural buffet of all sorts for everyone. The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique festival that brings together on the same stage renowned world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of Borneo. The festival will have a total of 19 bands. Each of the bands will have the opportunity to play at least once on main stage, while most will be taking part in the various workshops, some of which would be interactive ones throughout the three days. The festival site also sets up a variety of food and drink stalls, an arts and crafts area as well as a counter for festival memorabilia, Sarawak souvenirs and CDs by the performing artists, all this contributing to a fun filled, wholesome festival experience. World Music plus a country fair atmosphere in the midst of lush greenery! The festival is organized by the Sarawak Tourism Board and it will be held at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Santubong on the 13th, 14th and 15th of July. Tickets are already on sale and can be bought online at as well as at all Visitor Information Centres in Kuching, Miri and Sibu. Tickets are priced at RM80 for a one day Adult Pass, and RM200 for a 3-day Adult Pass. Children aged 3 – 12 years of age can purchase half priced tickets. Evening shows will start at dusk from 7.30 pm while numerous workshops will be held at different longhouses at the Sarawak Cultural Village in the afternoons. More information on the festival can also be found on the website

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Penang World Music Festival

The air in the beautiful resort island of Penang will be filled with enchanting melodies originating from various parts of the world this July, as the world-renowned musicians Malaysia as well as from overseas, converge in harmonic fusion at the “World Music Festival 2007 – Penang”.
The festival spans over for three consecutive days, starting from 20 to 22 July. It is organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia jointly with Tourism Malaysia, Penang Tourism Action Council and Sarawak Tourism Board. This is the first of such grand scale festival ever held in Penang and is one of Visit Malaysia Year 2007 main events.
Audiences will enjoy enthralling shows from 14 bands performing music from cultural or community-inspired roots. Each band – 11 international bands and three Malaysian ones, while vastly different from the next one, will showcase a very strong ethnic edge and identity with traditional instruments being a focal point. Overall, there will be almost 100 musicians here for the festival.
The venue that has been selected to host this event is the newly-launched Quarry Garden, situated just left of the entrance to the famous Botanical Garden, amidst the lush trees and tropical foliage surrounding the whole area.
The combination of the powerful music and the magic allure of the venue will definitely be the web-spinners for the “World Music Festival 2007 – Penang”. With the wide range of quality hotels available in Penang, the organisers expect a big number of world music fans to be making their way to Penang for a mind blowing immersion of music and revelry.
For more information, please visit: for schedule and ticket prices.

Tioman Mega Dive

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