Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pavilion Pit Stop - A Glamorous Night of Fashion

23 March 2012, Kuala Lumpur - For the fourth consecutive year, Pavilion KL continued its partnership with MasterCard Worldwide which presented the most anticipated red carpet event of Pavilion Pit Stop 2012. Themed ‘A Glamorous Night of Fashion’, the event reflected the pulsating hype and buzz of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix. Celebrities, corporate heavyweights, influential media and the city’s most fashionable people rubbed shoulders at this exclusive event which saw a high-energy fashion show by international brands and a special musical tribute to Whitney Houston by Malaysia’s top diva Ning Baizura.

The 400 chic guests were also indulged with a fashion show by Shanghai Tang showcasing their latest collection called ‘The Rite of the Phoenix’. The glamorous affair was the perfect event to debut the new Vertu Constellation Quest Ferrari phone, whose design was inspired by the Ferrari 458 Italia. Karen Millen also showcased their Spring/Summer 2012 collection, an eclectic mood with abstract prints, intense tropical patterns and bold colors.

Speaking at the event were Joyce Yap, CEO-Retail of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and Jim Cheah, Vice President and Senior Country Manager, Malaysia and Brunei, of MasterCard Worldwide. The fashionable setting was the ideal time for Yap to announce plans for the opening of Fashion Avenue, the mall’s newest lifestyle precinct, in September 2012. Event sponsors including GH Mumm, the official champagne of the F1, Shu Uemura, Miko Galere and Symphony Illuminate were also acknowledged.

“We are proud that Pavilion Pit Stop continues to be a much-anticipated event on the social calendar, in celebration of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix. As the defining authority in shopping, dining and urban leisure, it is only natural for us to host a campaign full of fashion, style and excitement to coincide with such an illustrious international event like the F1 Grand Prix. We are pleased to continue our collaboration with a global brand like MasterCard Worldwide to present this high-octane fashion party since 2009,” said Yap. Also attending ‘A Glamorous Night of Fashion’ were 10 lucky MasterCard cardholders who spent RM1,000 and above at Pavilion KL.

Jim Cheah, Vice President and Senior Country Manager, Malaysia and Brunei, MasterCard Worldwide shares, “MasterCard is excited to participate in the Pavilion Pit Stop 2012 fashion event, offering our discerning cardholders a world of exclusive privileges combining the world’s most exciting sporting event and the glitz and glamour of high fashion.”

Many high-end retailers provided ‘special’ benefits to MasterCard cardholders at this year’s Pavilion Pit Stop Grand Prix sale. MasterCard cardholders enjoyed special discounts and privileges at these participating retailers – Karen Millen, Canali, Zanotti, Shanghai Tang, Godiva, Tumi, Michael Kors, IWC Shaffhausen watches, Rolex watches, Coach, Vertu and Swiss Watch Gallery – all at Pavilion KL.

F1 fanatics who attended the event were beyond excited at the prospect of winning a piece of the Caterham F1 car personally autographed by drivers Heikki Kolvaleinen, Vitaly Petrov and former Caterham F1 driver Jarno Trulli. The eventual winner of this priceless Caterham F1memorabilia Mr. Reza Ghazali said, “Winning the prize is absolutely unexpected. It’s the best F1 build-up ever and together Caterham F1 and Pavilion KL are winners!”

The dress code for the event was ‘A Touch of Karen Millen or Shanghai Tang’ and each best dressed winner received a Karen Millen iPad case or Shanghai Tang clutch respectively.

Malaysian super star Ning Baizura performed a powerful rendition of the late Whitney Houston hits ‘I Will Love You Always’ and ‘I Want to Dance with Somebody’ much to the crowd’s delight. Many guests were seen singing along and enchanted by the performance.

‘A Glamorous Night of Fashion’ was hosted by Pavilion KL and MasterCard Worldwide in conjunction with Pavilion Pit Stop, which presents five adrenaline-charged pit stops – Fashion & Party Pit Stop, Shopping Pit Stop, Cars Pit Stop, Connection Pit Stop and Dining Pit Stop – bringing the energy and pulse of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix to the heart of the city.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Race Track Welcomes Caterham F1 Team Home to Malaysia

The roaring engines, the blistering hot weather and with great anticipation, we present you the home-grown Caterham F1 Team in an exclusive collaboration with RaceTrack. Sander Apparel Sdn Bhd, principal of Race Track will officially welcome Caterham F1 Team to Malaysia on 21st March at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. To celebrate this occasion, F1 drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov will officiate the launch of Caterham F1 merchandise at RaceTrack. 

Established in 2009, Caterham F1 Team is the F1 arm of Caterham Group, an automotive, technology and innovation business. The team made its base in Hingham, Norfolk in September 2009 and made its foray into Formula One™ in 2010 under the guidance of Team Principal Tan Sri’ Tony Fernandes, setting about its 2010 season with the goal of winning the battle of the new teams in Formula One™. The team successfully achieved its goal and in 2011 consolidated its standing in the Championship with a 10th place finish and giving itself the perfect platform to head into 2012 and beyond as Caterham F1 Team. 

More than just motor racing, Caterham F1 Team merchandise exudes attitude, a lifestyle and sensibility based on quality and integrity with its green and yellow livery that pays homage to the marque’s illustrious heritage and demonstrates that the team is fully aware of its place, standing on the shoulders of motorsports giants.

Starting as a single store in Malaysia in 2011, Race Track is a retail concept selling official F1 & Motorsports merchandise. Brands sold under the umbrella include Ferrari Official Licensed products, Aston Martin Racing, Mini Cooper WRC Team, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, Mercedes AMG Petronas, Mercedes AMG Petronas Michael Schumacher Collections and today, you will find Caterham F1 Team merchandise alongside brands mentioned. Race Track has further developed its concept with other products, including apparel, luggage, accessories, home textiles, toys, bags, stationary and model cars. In addition, Race-Track products are available in retail outlets in Doha, Dubai, Qatar and Singapore.

In conjunction with the Malaysia F1 Grand Prix, 2 winners will be announced to win the Grand Prize of an autographed Caterham F1 Team Rear Wing End Plate by drivers or the First Prize of 2 Grandstand tickets + Exclusive Caterham F1 Team Garage Tour.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Borneo Jazz Fest 2012

Hey there. The exciting Borneo Jazz Fest (previously Miri Jazz) is less than 2 months away. Who best to tell you about it other than the Artistic Directer Ms Yeoh Jun Lin? Here it is in her own words:

Uhh... you gotta spank this lil fella for more info

Monday, March 12, 2012

Future Music

17 Mar 2012

Time     2pm
Sepang International Circuit

Admission     RM98-RM158

Phone     03-8775 4666

The future is here! Why party in a club when you can do it outdoors, for 12 hours straight, with all your favourite

DJ acts from around the region? With four main stages and fringe platforms, you are in for some unforgettable

sounds in Southeast Asia’s biggest music festival. So head-bang your way to the music of the Chemical Brothers, Bud

Culture, They Will Kill Us All and more.

Napoleon Hill International Convention 2012

The Napoleon Hill International Convention is a learning platform aimed for those looking to make a positive change or improvement in their personal and  professional lives.

The theme of the conference is "Making A Difference". It will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 14 and 15 March, 2012, in conjunction  with a 10 day play entitled Napoleon Hill The Musical. 

The lead speaker is Dr Deepak Chopra, internationally renowned self-management guru and speaker. He will share the 10 fundamental principles all leaders should followl and help unlock the applications of these timeless truths to our lives by illuminating the characteristics of great leaders.

Napoleon Hill The Musical

Date & Time: 9 – 19 March 2012 @ 8:30pm  
March 11, 17 & 18 Matinee shows @ 3:00p

Venue: MaTiC, Malaysian Tourism Center,  
JalanAmpang, Kuala Lumpur

                                           RM128.00 for all evening shows. 
                                          Matinee shows at RM88, 25% discount             for senior citizens & students.

                                        Call/Walk-In: NHA office at Jalan Sultan           Ismail, all AirAsia RedTix and Tune group outlets, PJ Live Arts and online bookings.


                      , Napoleon Hill The Musical event page on fb, twitter, Youtube.

Dr. Napoleon Hill during his lifetime interviewed more than 500 successful people of his time and documented their mind maps in their journey toward success. Dr. Hill’s desire was to share this secret pathway to success with the entire world. Through his organization NAPOLEON HILL FOUNDATION, Dr. Hill and his associates have been able to pass on this knowledge to millions of people, through his famous book “THINK & GROW RICH” and other stimulating seminars, courses and books.

This musical theater predominately traces the life and times of Dr. Napoleon Hill and will incorporate his philosophy contained in his world famous book “Think & Grow Rich”. The musical will endeavor to lay out the principles of the pathway to success and how to use these techniques in our day to day life for the benefit of the individual and the community at large.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Puma Motorsports Launch


PUMA heralds new line of motorsport apparels with Pavilion showcase and a myriad of motorsport related activities

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (8 March, 2012) – Global SportsLifestyle brand PUMA is all set to celebrate the run-up to the 2012 Malaysian F1 Grand Prix in style with an exciting campaign dubbed the Puma Motorsports Red Cube.

Held at Level 3, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur from 7 March until 25 March 2012, the PUMA Motorsport Red Cube is part of a regional initiative to promote the thrilling new PUMA Motorsport Collection and will be the biggest pop-up store attraction located at the bustling walkway, with the Red Cube’s built-up dimensions measuring 28ft (width) x 10ft (height) x 50ft (length).

The Red Cube will showcase the latest Puma Motorsport collec
tions that are branded with the stylish new Ferrari Shield emblem, with merchandise ranging from apparels, footwear, bags, accessories and watches. 

"The PUMA Red Cube is truly a sight and event not to be missed. We at Puma are very excited to be bringing this regional initiative to Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur this March and will also be running a number of fun and exciting promotions, contests and events concurrently, including giving visitors the chance to win race passes for the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix,” said Gabriel Yap, Head of Marketing for PUMA Malaysia.

Red Cube PUMA Promotions and Competitions
Visitors who purchase items worth RM500 and above in the Red Cube will not only receive a limited edition PUMA umbrella, but will also be in the running to win two passes to the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix from 23 – 25 March at the Sepang International Circuit. Customers will also receive a free mystery gift with every pair Puma motorsport footwear purchased.

PUMA announced two more events that will be held during the Red Cube campaign, where participants stand to win PUMA merchandise and cash vouchers.

“PUMA is excited to be holding the PUMA Motorsport Red Cube Fashion Runway, where we will be crowning the best Malaysian PUMA Motorsport fashion designer, as well as the PUMA Motorsport Simulator, which will crown the next top virtual racing driver,” Yap said.

To add some glamour into the world of racing, PUMA has organised the PUMA Motorsport Fashion Runway competition, where teams made up of college students will compete to design the best possible outfits utilising PUMA products and adhering to the theme of ‘motorsports’. The finals of the competition will be held live at the Pavilion Red Cube on March 15, where a panel of judges will crown the best designers as champions and award them with RM3,000 worth of Puma cash vouchers.

“This is going to be an interesting search as we are looking forward to see budding designers coming up with sassy, fun and or glitzy designs using the Puma Ferrari collection,” said Yap, who will be among the judges for the finals.

Meanwhile, the PUMA Motorsport Simulator will see participants, who will receive a RM20 PUMA voucher simply for taking part, competing to set the best lap times during the qualification stages from 8 – 22 March. The top 10 participants will qualify for the grand finals on 25th March and stand to win RM 1,500 worth of PUMA merchandises. More information can be obtained at


PUMA further strengthened its presence in the world of motorsport in 2012 by cementing two new partnerships with top manufacturers and teams. From 1 January 2012, PUMA became the exclusive licensing partner to MERCEDES GP PETRONAS for footwear, apparel and accessories in a multi-year partnership agreement. Under the agreement, PUMA is also an official Team Partner and will receive prominent branding locations on the MGP W03, the team’s 2012 race car, and on all race and teamwear products. PUMA will also provide MERCEDES GP PETRONAS with its latest innovations of fireproof racewear for the team’s drivers and all technical pit personnel.

In another landmark agreement, PUMA announced in February a multi-year partnership with BMW Motorsport. From 1 Feb 2012, the global SportLifestyle brand became the Official Supplier of team apparels and racewear for all BMW Motorsport racing operations, including DTM, ALMS and various high-profile long-distance races such as the 24-hour Nürburgring pursuit. PUMA will also assume the role of Exclusive Licensed Partner for BMW Motorsport in the Footwear, Apparel and Accessories product categories.

Head on down to catch the Red Cube and friends of PUMA
Head on down to the PUMA Red Cube at the Pavilion any time from now until 25 March and you could just be lucky enough to catch a host of PUMA celebrity friends, such as national goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat, radio DJ Phat Fabes, race car driver Fairuz Fauzy, actor Zain Saidin, TV Host Jay Menon and Musician-cum-actor Dennis Lau, among others.

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