Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Deepavali 1Malaysia

Frigglive wishes all Malaysians a happy Deepavali.
Please enjoy responsibly.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The KLCC Seni Festival returns at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

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Fresh from the success of the inaugural KLCC Seni Festival last year, Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) will continue to present an extravaganza in the form of a week-long celebration of music and arts called KLCC Seni Festival 2011 this month.

The idea behind the Festival was inspired by the fact that KLCC itself is a hub for the arts; DFP showcases the best in music and luminaries from various genres, Galeri PETRONAS houses a prolific collection of art pieces and installations from renowned artists, and Petrosains is the perfect place to experience the wonders of science and engage creative and expressive processes – a natural synergy of the arts all under the KLCC roof. Hence, this event promotes and celebrates Malaysian arts through a festival set at the iconic twin towers.

Malaysians shall again witness history in the making via a celebration of different forms of art; be it dance, music and other performing arts. With a predominantly Malaysian theme, the Festival will kick-off when the MPO Seni Ensemble joins forces with renowned local dance troupe ASWARA Dance Company on Wednesday, 26 October 11 at 8.30 p.m. Themed ‘Living Traditions’, both groups will perform six contemporary works combining music and dances. The DFP stage will witness sizzling performances of Wirama, Tapak 4 and Alarippu by renowned local choreographers such as Joseph Gonzales, Shafirul Azmi and Umesh Shetty. These will be followed by three works to be performed by the MPO musicians; Lex, Trio Tradisi and Vespertine Formations complemented by brand-new dances. Experience the synergy as the best of Malaysia’s dancers and musicians collaborate!

Next, the Festival celebrates ‘Malaysian Diversity’ on Friday, 28 October 11 at 8.30 p.m. The showcase will feature Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia under the leadership of Mohd Yazid Zakaria. The ensemble will showcase the rich cultural diversity of our country through music and songs, featuring guest singers Jaclyn Victor, Iqwal Hafiz and an Orang Asli group called Bahbola. Among the songs included in the repertoire list are Gemilang, Joget Kenangan Manis, Somewhere, Corazon Espinado, P Ramlee’s medley, Pak Ngah Balik, Santubong, Sayang Kinabalu, Dondang Sayang, Empat Dara and Zapin Budi. The showcase will reflect the racial harmony through artistic endeavours that embraces the 1Malaysia concept. It is jointly presented by Istana Budaya (Ministry of Information, Communication & Culture).

On Saturday, 29 October 11 at 8.30 p.m., we present you ‘MPO’s Native Foray’ whereby the Seni Groove Ensemble, led by MPO trombonist Marques Young, will present music inspired by P Ramlee, Sheila Majid, Siti Nurhaliza, James Brown and Ibrahim Ferrer, to showcase the best of local and foreign influences right here at our doorstep. Celebrate a brand new musical concoction inspired by a Westerner’s lifestyle in Malaysia.

The finale of the Festival is a showcase themed ‘Johor Heads North’ performed by Badan Kesenian Warisan Johor on Sunday, 30 October 11 at 8.30 p.m. Zapin dance and ghazal music come alive on the DFP stage. The finesse involved in mastering this artistry has impressed many and gained worldwide recognition. Be enthralled when you witness ‘Pesona Jauhar’, a musical of four segments; Tika Dinihari, Terbitnya Suria, Cahaya Mega and Berlabuhnya Malam Permata Tetap Bersinar.

(Note: In conjunction with the Festival, there will be an exhibition and workshop at Galeri PETRONAS, Level 3, Suria KLCC. Admission is FREE. For details, please call 03-23317770.)

(Note II: Petrosains’ Music, Art, Science exhibitions continue at Level 4, Suria KLCC. For details, please call 03-23318181.)

(Note III: Enjoy a plethora of activities and performances in the vibrant outdoors of the KLCC Esplanade by Petrosains, No Noise Percussion, Royal Rhapsody SERATAS, Seri Puteri Winds, Stage Circle, Amir Jahari, Tony Leo, Dikir Barat, Saturday Afternoon, ASWARA Dance Company, Floor Fever and ASWARA Percussion Ensemble, among others. Please refer attached visual.)

Be part of an unforgettable festival blending arts and music, only at DFP!

Concert Details

Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, PETRONAS Twin Towers

Orchestra / Conductor / Soloists / Ensemble:
MPO Seni Ensemble (26 Oct 11)
ASWARA Dance Company (26 Oct 11)
Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia (28 Oct 11)
Mohd Yazid Zakaria conductor (28 Oct 11)
Jaclyn Victor vocals (28 October 11)
Iqwal Hafiz vocals (28 October 11)
Bahbola Orang Asli group (28 Oct 11)
Seni Groove Ensemble (29 Oct 11)
Marques Young leader (29 Oct 11)
Badan Kesenian Warisan Johor (30 Oct 11)

Ticket Price: 
All tickets: RM58 (RM48 per ticket for the first 100 tickets per concert)
Box Office Hours
Mondays to Saturdays:10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., 9.00 p.m. on performance nights 
Sundays: 12.00 noon to performance time

Telephone Bookings: 03- 2051 7007 
Fax Bookings: 03- 2051 7077
Email Bookings: dfp_boxoffice at
DFP/MPO Websites: and

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Puma Stores Re-Open With Fresh Retail Concept

PUMA will revamp assortments, merchandising and store layouts in Klang Valley following results from a recent study. With consumer shopping trends around the world gearing towards a more ”holistic“ approach, PUMA’s revamped concept stores, now termed PUMA Retail 2.0, promises to engage consumers on a multitude of levels whilst elevating their overall shopping experience.

Kicking things off is its concept store in Pavilion KL, located on the iconic Jalan Bukit Bintang stretch. The 136.1 square meter store is now not only brighter and more inviting, but consumers walking in will instantly see a clear distinction – male and female products are placed on the right and left hand corner of the store respectively, and in between both sections is a “catwalk” display of lifestyle footwear, providing consumers with a feel of the shoes as they walk around in them. For consumers in a rush, the store’s more prominent window display – slated to change after every two to three months – will provide them with preview on what’s new, thus incentivising them to drop by and check it out when they have a bit more time on their hands. 

“We are constantly improving the design of PUMA stores as we want to provide consumers with a more relaxed shopping experience with simplified zones or sections for sport and lifestyle wear. Whether you’re fashion savvy or sports-inclined, you’ll easily find what you need from PUMA’s newest Motorsport, Lifestyle, Running, Fitness and Black Label collection,” said Gabriel Yap, Head of Marketing for PUMA Malaysia.

Gabriel believes that taking on a more contemporary design similar to PUMA concept stores in Japan and Europe will provide Malaysians with the same take-out that other customers are experiencing with PUMA products worldwide. “Malaysians now do not have to travel to neighbouring or international countries to soak in the ‘PUMA experience’; what is now available in Kuala Lumpur is on par with the rest of the world, and I truly believe that it timely as Malaysians have become more discerning when it comes to product choices and their overall shopping experience. Both are symbiotic and go hand-in-hand.”

Come this December, consumers living around Petaling Jaya will be able to imbibe in the experience when PUMA Retail 2.0 concept store opens in One Utama shopping centre. In January 2012, KL-ites will be treated to its brand new concept store in KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre), providing them with an enhanced PUMA retail experience like no other.