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Yoodoo & The Bee Rock It Up with Bunkface and One Buck Short

It was an unforgettable night of angsty anthems and piercing power chords at the Yoodo x The Bee Presents: Punkrock Picnic recently featuring pioneering Punk Rock bands, Bunkface and One Buck Short.

Yoodo, Malaysia’s first truly customisable and 100% digital mobile service, partnered with The Bee for a one-of-a-kind punk rock party that rocked hundreds of music goers. The immersive one night only live show at The Bee, Publika Shopping Gallery featured all the head-banging hits from both the bands.

According to Head of Yoodo, Chow Tuck Mun, the brand is all about giving our users unique experiences.

“Yoodo is excited to have been able to provide this platform for Bunkface and One Buck Short and all their fans. Yoodo x The Bee Presents: Punkrock Picnic was yet another one of the not to be missed events that delights our customers.”

Bunkface turned up the volume with crowd favourites ‘Situasi’ and ‘Silly Lily’ as well as hits from their most recent album POP including ‘Shiver’. Bunkers in attendance were also treated to a very special performance of their latest single ‘Suara’.

Meanwhile, One Buck Short got the mosh pits rocking coming out to play some of their greatest hits including ‘Fast Times’ and ‘Kelibat Korupsi’. They also wowed fans with their first taste of some brand new tracks that the band debuted during Yoodo x The Bee Presents: Punkrock Picnic.

Speaking on the performance, One Buck Short’s bassist, Izal said, “It has been a while since we had the full line up of our band. This performance was a great way to kick off our musical journey and fans can expect more exciting gigs to follow. We were glad to go out there and rock out with our fans.”
Yoodo x The Bee Presents: Punkrock Picnic, is the follow-up to Yoodo’s successful inaugural Yoodo Presents event held earlier this year. That event featured 6 local indie music acts including Sevencollar T-shirt, Modescape, An Honest Mistake, Battle Bloom, Nadhira and A.RON.

Music is a key lifestyle segment focus for Yoodo, the Telco also sponsored the recent 2019 TAPAUfest as the Official Digital Telco. The festival featured an exciting line-up of local indie music talent including BTSWT, Midnight Fusic, Iqbal M, Airliftz, Milo Dinosaur and more.

For more information on Yoodo visit www.yoodo.com.my. For more info on The Bee please visit www.thebee.com.my

Agoda Reveals Most Popular Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve


Agoda.com, one of the world’s fastest growing digital travel platforms, reveals Tokyo, Paris and Las Vegas are the destinations-of-choice in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America for travelers celebrating New Year’s Eve.

In Asia Pacific, Tokyo steadfastly continues to be the most popular destination to ring in the New Year taking top spot again in 2019, while Taipei moves up to number two spot, and knocks Bangkok into third place. Thailand has, however, the most destinations for New Year Eve celebrations in the Asia Pacific region, with three of its bustling cities featuring in the rankings (Bangkok at #3, Chiang Mai at #7, and Pattaya at #10). Manila makes an entrance at number six.

In Europe, Paris and London have both held on to their spots as the two most popular destinations, while Rome leapfrogged Barcelona to take the third most popular destination title. The top climber in the European rankings this year is Milan which with its free New Year’s Eve shows, traditional fireworks displays and buzzing nightlife has moved up three places to become the seventh most popular New Year’s Eve destination. 


This year, in North America, the party city of Las Vegas has edged out New York as the number one New Year’s Eve destination. Meanwhile, similar to last year, the City of Angels Los Angeles remains the third most popular destination to ring in the New Year. Hawaii’s Honolulu entered the list of the first time this year, coming in strong at the fourth rank with its beaches, lively parties and rich culture.

Top 2019 New Year’s Eve Destinations (based on Agoda Booking Data)

 
Top 2019 Destinations
According to 2019 booking data from Agoda, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia continued to win hearts as the top Asian countries to visit for travelers across the globe. Among European countries, France took the crown, nudging the United Kingdom and Italy into second and third place for the year.

Meanwhile, Bangkok, Paris and Las Vegas were the top destination cities in Asia, Europe and North America respectively for the last 12 months. Bangkok and Las Vegas held on to their crowns as top destinations in their regions as compared to last year, while Paris replaced London as the most popular destination in Europe.


Where are Malaysians headed to ring in the New Year? 
  • Malaysians are flocking to Kuala Lumpur to celebrate the New Year, with the capital city being travelers’ number one choice for the fourth year running. 
  • Taipei is the second most popular destination for Malaysians to spend New Year’s Eve, and one of only three international destinations in the top ten together with Bangkok (#3) and Tokyo (#9). 
  • Those staying closer to home to mark the end of the decade will most likely be heading to local tourist favourites such as Kuching (#4), Penang (#5), Langkawi (#6), Genting (#7), Kota Kinabalu (#8) and Malacca (#10).

2019 Top Destinations for Malaysian Travelers
  • Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia remain as the top three countries for travel among Malaysians. 
  • Local travelers were busy exploring the country’s many beautiful cities in 2019, with nine out of the top 10 cities being local destinations. 
  • Bangkok saw a drop in its popularity to the number 10 spot this year, as compared to number 6 in 2018.

Samsung Raises Awareness On STEM Education Through Its B40 Children’s Outreach Programme

A group picture of Samsung Malaysia’s volunteers, programme partners, teachers and children from the Samsung B40 Children’s Outreach Programme
As the next generation holds upon their shoulders our hopes and visions for the future, it is vital that we play our part in creating environments that motivate, empower, and inspire the next generation to beat the impossible and do what they can’t. This year, educating the future generation has been the focus of Samsung’s corporate responsibility and hence, Samsung launched its B40 Children’s Outreach Programme. The initiative’s objective was to expose children from the household income group of under RM3,000 (B40) to the wonders of the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Held from the 17th till 20th December 2019, Samsung’s B40 Children’s Outreach Programme was a major project carried out in partnership with Me Books Asia, with the support from Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Selangor (PPAS), Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (YAWAS), Persatuan Taska Negeri Selangor, Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ), CoBlix, and Atom & The Dot. The four-day workshop, which took place through twenty-two sessions, introduced over 200 children from six schools and the public to fun and interactive STEM learning activities; such as interactive storytelling workshops, coding & cool virtual reality experiences, and more hands-on science experiments.

Interactive storytelling using the Galaxy Note10+ by Me Books Asia to the children from Tadika Denai Ilmuan
“As we head further into the 21st century, the importance of tech and IT literacy just gets more and more important. While we recognise our responsibility to the development of the nation, we are also equally committed to the communities around us. We hope that through these workshops, the children who participated have been inspired to explore the wonderful world of technology, and the abundant opportunities that it provides in life,” said Yoonsoo Kim, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Children listening attentively during the interactive storytelling workshop on the story Who Eats Who? by Oxford: InFact

Don't burn your wallet this Christmas and save up to 50% on gifts

Fave encourages Malaysians to purchase eCards to unlock 50% savings and express themselves with a meaningful message

With merry-making in full swing, make it a Christmas to remember with Fave’s latest feature, eCards! Paint the town pink with the best steals and deals from a variety of stores across the country. This convenient way of browsing, purchasing and delivering provides a great option for all frantic gifters rushing to find something special for your secret Santas and loved ones.

So what’s an eCard and why do you need it?
Customers can now buy eCards on Fave - a digital card that provides users a bonus cashback upon purchasing the eCard.

The paid amount and cashback will then be instantly credited to the user’s profile on their Fave account upon purchase. With eCards you get extra savings for meals with family and friends, plus eCards make a perfect idea for a gift this festive season. You can even write them a personal message to truly make it a gift from the heart!

With online shopping growing in prevalence, this practical and innovative gift resonates best with those who prefer a practical gift to go with their cash-light lifestyles. eCards make a perfect gift for those who don’t want to burn their wallet this festive season as users are set to benefit from instant savings of up to 50% when you purchase an eCard as a gift for your loved ones or yourself.

The festive season can be much more than just a guilty holiday from calorie counting. With Fave’s eCards providing a wide range of indulgent, yet healthy gift options available across Malaysia, why not treat your loved ones to a relaxing and soothing massage at Erawan Wellness or The Rub Bar followed by a delicious yet healthy bowl or two at Salad Atelier. Feeling refreshed and invigorated, you can make your way to SONY’s Mid Valley outlet to check out the latest in consumer electronic goods surrounded by some of the best Christmas decorations Kuala Lumpur’s malls have to offer.

Though there might not be snow, rewards are aplenty with Fave looking to lead the charge.
So grab an eCard and enjoy all exclusive F&B perks on Fave’s mobile app today!

AirAsia wins Miri City Mayor Award for its economic and social contributions to Miri

(From left) Miri City Secretary Morshidi Fredrick, AirAsia Miri Station team Chandran Naniapen, Miri City Deputy Mayor Julaihi Mohamad, Miri City Mayor Adam Yii, AirAsia Group Non-Independent Non-Executive Director Datuk Abdul Aziz Bakar, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Sarawak) Datuk Sebastian Ting, MP Subuti YB Tuan Lukanisman bin Awang Sauni, AirAsia Miri Station Head Alvin Sim, AirAsia Miri Station team Farrah Dimple, AirAsia Miri Station team Caroline Agong and Miri City Councillor Abdullah Jaini.
AirAsia has won the coveted Mayor’s Special Award at the Miri City Mayor Award 2019 for its significant contribution to the economic and social aspects of Miri and its people.

AirAsia was recognised particularly for its commitment in enhancing both domestic and international connectivity for Miri as well as enabling more people to fly.

AirAsia connects Miri to Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Johor Bahru as well as Singapore with 101 flights to and from Miri weekly.

As a result of the increased connectivity provided by AirAsia, passenger traffic at Miri Airport has tripled in the last 20 years from 0.79 mil in 1998 to 2.35 mil in 2018. In 2018, over 61% of the passenger traffic at Miri Airport travelled on AirAsia.

The award was presented to AirAsia’s Non-Independent Non-Executive Director Dato’ Abdul Aziz Bin Abu Bakar by Miri Mayor Adam Yii.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said, “As a passionate proponent of shared prosperity, we strive to provide opportunities for Malaysians to fly by offering low fares and advocating for fair airport charges. We are humbled to be recognised for our contributions in elevating Miri’s economic and social landscape. AirAsia is the only airline offering a direct international flight to Miri because we believe in Miri’s potential for tourism and trade. We hope to fly more visitors to Miri in the coming years which will not only create more job opportunities for its people but further boost the state’s economy as well.”

In 2018, AirAsia carried about 1.3 million Malaysians to/from Miri and about 250,000 visitors from other countries. The number of Bruneians crossing into Miri has also increased, as they take advantage of AirAsia’s vast connectivity and frequent flights from Miri.

Held for the second year, the award is aimed at recognising individuals and organisations which have made significant contribution to Miri city’s development.

Samsung and MSC Cruises Win Top Prize For Industry-Leading Indoor LED Project

For custom LED display aboard cruise ship MSC Grandiosa, Samsung and MSC Cruises awarded top prize in the Best Overall Customer Experience category

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and MSC Cruises were awarded for Best Overall Customer Experience from Daily DOOH, a leading industry publication, in recognition of their outstanding innovation in digital signage.

Samsung provided interactive touchscreens, digital signage and over 2,400 in-cabin TVs throughout MSC Grandiosa, the latest and largest flagship of MSC Cruises, as part of its longstanding partnership with the company. MSC Cruises had launched the MSC for Me digital ecosystem in 2017 to bring the latest connected cruise experience to its guests.

The project’s crowning achievement is located at the ship’s indoor promenade, the central social hub of the ship, where the custom 93-meter Samsung curved LED IF040H-D display is installed on the ceiling. The display has been dynamically designed to create an awe-inspiring atmosphere at all times, and it showcases mesmerizing visual performances three times a day.

“The longest LED sky at sea is one of the unique features of our Meraviglia generation ships, including MSC Grandiosa, topping the Mediterranean promenade and creating a one of a kind experience for our guests,” said Luca Pronzati, Chief Business Innovation Officer at MSC Cruises. “We worked together with Samsung to create this core element of the multi-use space, using state-of the-art technology. This helps to create different ambiances and atmospheres throughout the day and night, while also playing a key role in the ship’s entertainment schedule with its range of mesmerising shows.”

“Samsung technology is an integral part of giving passengers a completely unique and memorable experience on board many of MSC Cruises’ ships,” said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “From the moment they board and throughout their trip, the passengers will be viewing and interacting with Samsung displays that feature superior picture quality and intuitive usability.”

For more information about Samsung’s latest signage and displays visit: https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/

KL Hip Hop Festival 2019

Join the ultimate Hip Hop party of the year.

BSync Live, an entertainment production company, in partnership with NICO G Entertainment, a company owned by NICO G, announced today that they will be hosting a Hip Hop festival called ‘KL HIP HOP FESTIVAL 2019' (KLHHF 2019) on December 14, 2019 at UDG KL @ Ruang by Think City, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, opposite the Central Market, from 2PM (door opens, performances starts at 4pm) til late. The show features Hip Hop legends and rising stars such as NICO G, Ruffneck Clique, Lawalah Familia, Balan Kash, The Great San, Sxph, Delaflare and Budak Belakang. The KLHHF 2019 performance will open with the performances by newcomers Chico & TAC Gang, FK Blunt and 81 Agenda Records, and the event will have non-stop music by GOLDSOUNDS DJS, Kuala Lumpur.

According to Managing Director Bsync Live, Adam Sofian Mazlan, KLHHF 2019 is a project that will be hosted annually, another event for the local Hip Hop community supporters. He believes with Bsync Live’s technical expertise in the production and management of concerts combined with NICO G’s experience and influence of nearly thirty years in the entertainment industry, the strategic partnership is timely. KLHHF 2019 targets youth aged 15 to 20 years old and families with children between the ages of 7 and 15. In addition to the live performances by local Hip Hop artists, there are various activities planned for every segment of the community, including zumba exercises, Hip Hop dance classes, skateboarding ramp, live grafitti painting, sales of fusion, art and music-themed food, clothing and other peripherals by local traders at Dataran Jam located in front of UDG KL.  

KLHHF 2019 also gives platform for teenagers who have interest and passion to be the next Hip Hop stars to showcase their talents on the Open Mic stage, performing solo or duet for 10 minutes. Entries are open to the first 30 participants who register with NICO G Entertainment via email nicog.entertainment@gmail.com, and each participant is required to purchase a KLHHF 2019 ticket as the performance fee. KLHHF 2019 tickets are already on sale through the TicketApps, a mobile application that can be downloaded on Google Play or the Apple Store. KLHHF 2019 offers promotion of as low as RM45 and buyers will receive a Nano Stix starting kit worth RM148. The promotion is limited to the first 300 tickets and buyers must be at least 18 years to enjoy it. For those who miss out the promotion, fret not, tickets are selling at RM60 and are also available at the door on the event day.

As the pioneer of Hip Hop music in Malaysia, NICO G believes events like KLHHF 2019 are capable of uncovering new talents among the members of the Hip Hop community. NICO G is confident that with the growing public acceptance and exposure surrounding the local Hip Hop scene, good quality music produced by these young talents can be brought to a wider market. Previously, NICO G has organised the 'Hip Hop Showcase by NICO G' twice and through these gigs, NICO G has discovered a lot of new talents including a new and promising rapper named DelaFlare, who jointly wrote ‘KGB’ with NICO G, one of the song that will be included in their upcoming album, Black Edition.

For more information and latest updates about KLHHF 2019, follow the following social media accounts by NICO G: 
  • www.facebook.com/nicogentertainment 
  • www.instagram.com/nico_group 
  • www.twitter.com/@nico_group 

‘Mamak Maju’ Gone Viral!

You Will Never See The ‘Mamak’ The Same Way Again!


The much-beloved and truly Malaysian ‘mamak’ restaurant gets a special nod in EJEN ALI THE MOVIE when the catchy Mamak Maju tune and entertaining dance moves were featured in the hit animated feature film released in cinemas on 28 November 2019.

The Mamak Maju tune has become an overnight online sensation, receiving an overwhelming nod from netizens for its entertaining melody Netizens were amused with the hilarious and engaging Mamak Maju scene from the movie. The cheerful dance step, catchy songs lyrics, and unique music tempo went viral after the first kick-off flashmob performed by the mascots Ejen Ali, Ejen Alicia, and Primeworks Studios staff during EJEN ALI THE MOVIE Gala Premiere.

As of 7 December 2019, the Mamak scene from the movie has captured over 1.1 million views within its release on youtube. Through its upbeat tempo, Mamak Maju tune represents the identity of a true ‘Malaysian spirit’, expressing Malaysia’s multi-culture and unique diversity. The Mamak Maju dance has garnered attention after its first live TV debut on TV3 Malaysia’s morning talk show, Malaysia Hari Ini (MHI) on 4 December 2019.

Mamak Maju dance tutorial becomes a local phenomenon soon after it was uploaded on Ejen Ali official Instagram account, starting the viral hashtag #MamakMajuDanceChallenge. The top five dance covers will win free tickets to watch EJEN ALI THE MOVIE. The contest challenge will end on 8th December 2019.


Azri Yunus, the Lead Composer behind EJEN ALI THE MOVIE revealed that the idea and inspiration behind the song came from the movie’s director, Usamah Zaid Yasin, whom wanted to portray the viewers an iconic moment that all Malaysians can relate to, which is the Malaysians culture of hanging out at mamak. “We thought about people culture when making order at ‘mamak’, then we incorporated them into the song lyrics in Malay, before getting the help of our two colleagues to translate sections of the lyrics into Tamil.” Hakim Kamal, the assistant composer cum main vocals performer of the song, added, “It was quite hard to get the pronunciation of the Tamil lyrics right, but after a month of practicing, our native speaker friends said my pronunciation was better than theirs!”

With over 1.1 million YouTube views and Twitter reviews after 3 days of its release, here are some positive response from the netizens:
EJEN ALI THE MOVIE has collected more than RM13 million at the box-office within a week of its theatrical release at cinemas on 28 November 2019 simultaneously in Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. 

The animation follows 12-year-old Ejen Ali, who after being accidentally recruited as a spy has grown to embrace his role in secret agency Meta Advance Tactical Agency (MATA) to protect the futuristic city of Cyberaya from outside threats. Ali is surprised to discover that he is no longer the only master of the Infinity Retinal Intelligence System (IRIS) gadget, since MATA has now upgraded to IRIS Neo for all MATA agents. When the new invention leads Ali to question his place and usefulness to MATA, he is approached by a rogue figure who claims to know about a surprising personal connection to Ali. Risking his loyalty to MATA, Ejen Ali embarks on a thrilling chase to unravel these mysterious links.

Watch Ejen Ali and Ejen Alicia’s special ‘Mamak Maju’ performance on Malaysia Hari Ini (MHI) below:
For more info and updates about EJEN ALI THE MOVIE, follow:

YouTube : www.youtube.com/ejenali
Facebook : www.facebook.com/ejenali
Instagram : www.instagram.com/ejen_ali

Ejen Ali The Movie Remains #1 On The Chart With Rm13 Million At The Box Office In Seven Days!

EJEN ALI THE MOVIE has earned a massive RM13 million at the box office, in just one week after release on 28 November 2019. With the highest-grossing opening day for a local animated film, EJEN ALI THE MOVIE has also dominated the GSC Top 10 Movies Chart for 4 straight days making it the top choice amongst movie-goers.

The movie was released in conjunction with Malaysia’s year-end school holiday season and has been garnering positive reviews from film critics and the public alike.

EJEN ALI THE MOVIE, powered by Tenaga Nasional Berhad and in partnership with Mydin and Pediasure, continues to screen at cinemas simultaneously in Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei starting from 28 November 2019.

EJEN ALI THE MOVIE follows 12-year-old Ejen Ali, who after being accidentally recruited as a spy has now grown to embrace his role in secret agency Meta Advance Tactical Agency (MATA) to protect the futuristic city of Cyberaya from outside threats. Ali is surprised to discover that he is no longer the only master of the Infinity Retinal Intelligence System (IRIS) gadget since MATA has now upgraded to IRIS Neo for all MATA agents. When the new invention leads Ali to question his place and usefulness to MATA, he is approached by a rogue figure who claims to know about a surprising personal connection to Ali. Risking his loyalty to MATA, Ejen Ali embarks on a thrilling chase to unravel these mysterious links.

For more info and updates about EJEN ALI THE MOVIE, follow:

YouTube : www.youtube.com/ejenali
Facebook : www.facebook.com/ejenali
Instagram : www.instagram.com/ejen_ali
Twitter : www.twitter.com/ejen_ali

Samsung POWERstick Jet™: A Cleaner Home for an Enhanced Life

More powerful and efficient cleaning for a healthier home and lifestyle!

Keeping a home clean has its undoubted benefits. Yet, many of us often forego this daunting task until it’s too late – which is when the home has reached unhealthy levels of dirt and mess. Why is that? We said it earlier. Cleaning isn’t usually easy as the conventional tools we use are often inconvenient – conventional vacuum cleaners are usually quite heavy and need to be plugged in all the time, mops need their partnering bucket that’s at least half-full of water, and all wall and ceiling fans need to be turned off when you’re sweeping the floor with a traditional broom and dustpan.

Here is where the Samsung POWERstick Jet™ comes in. Its revolutionary lightweight build, ergonomic design, and innovative features were meticulously put together to keep a home clean as efficiently as possible. As Samsung believes in providing the best life its consumers can lead through innovative technology, the POWERstick Jet™ was designed to eliminate the hassle of keeping a home spotless and by extension, maintaining an organised home and lifestyle overall.

So, why is the POWERstick Jet™ the perfect companion, partner-in-crime for every person who wants to live in a spotless home? Read on!

No Dirt, No Dust Will Escape The POWERstick Jet™’s Jet Cyclone
Did you know that an uncleaned home, overwhelmed in dust and dirt, actually exposes you to the severe dangers of indoor air pollution? Dust mites, pet fur, and mold under your roof expose you and your family to allergies, asthma attacks, and potentially even pneumonia. This would be a nightmare, especially if young children are around.
The POWERstick Jet™ was engineered to optimize airflow and clean at the highest levels, ensuring that dust and dirt at all corners and crevices of your home are eliminated. Got dirt trapped in your carpets? Rubbish hiding at difficult-to-reach areas of the home? The POWERstick Jet™ has it all covered with its Jet Cyclone system that features a suction power of up to 200W and a 180-degree swivel head that lets it move in difficult angles, allowing you to clean every corner.

Moreover, its five-layer HEPA Filtration System has a micro filter that captures 99.999% of micro dust, ensuring that the air you breathe while cleaning is as dust-free as possible. That’s right, no more sneezing and coughing while you’re cleaning.

It’s All about Convenience & Keeping Order
Visual clutter almost always leads to mental clutter. It’s been proven that messier homes lead to higher levels of stress, and that is why keeping all parts of your home neat and tidy is vital in keeping your mind healthy.
Samsung had this in mind and designed the POWERstick Jet™ to come with its very own Z Station. Simply put, it is a seven-degree slanted “parking spot” which also acts as a charger for the portable vacuum. Moreover, its standalone, slim design allows you to place it anywhere in your home while looking pretty sleek and neat at the same time without the needs of drilling walls or mounting.

That aside, when you think of your usual conventional vacuum cleaner, how much would you imagine it weighs? The answer – heavy. This very reason may play a role in deterring people from regularly cleaning their homes, but this is where the Samsung POWERstick Jet™ comes in to save the day. Its lightweight body weighs just 2.7kg, which means back-breaking cleaning sessions are no more!

Your 2-in-1, All-Round Home Cleaner
What’s the one thing that separates a great product from other great products? Multi-functions.

The POWERstick Jet™ comes packaged with a Soft Action Brush, allowing you to pick up fine dust on hard floors and in crevices with anti-static silver threads and you can easily maintain the brush with a one-click button. You can also change to Turbo Action Brush that is powerful in pick up fine particles in the carpets and the hard floor. It spins around 3,750 times a minute, ensuring vacuuming of the highest performance.

However, maintaining a clean home doesn’t just mean keeping it dust-free. It’s also essential to keep your home squeaky and shiny, so that bacteria and germs don’t have a chance to spread. Samsung designed the Spinning Sweeper attachment that essentially mops your floors at the most effective level. With the Spinning Sweeper attachment, consumers can use reusable microfiber mop pads or even disposable wet cloths, making mopping the floor simpler.
The best part? It works for up to 80 minutes, which is plenty of time for you to hit all corners of your home’s floors!

It’s The Finer Details That Make Something Great
“It all lies in the details.” This is the truth, which is why Samsung put a great deal of attention to what sets the POWERstick Jet™ apart from other conventional vacuum cleaners. For one, it is equipped with a modern digital display that makes it super simple for users to know more about their cleaning partner-in-crime.
Apart from that, the POWERstick Jet™ was engineered to be completely versatile, able to handle all types of surfaces and levels thanks to the different types of brushes and attachments and its Telescopic Pipe that allows for length adjustments.
And if that doesn’t make things convenient enough, the POWERstick Jet™’s entire dust bin is fully washable!
No more looking for extra vacuum bags, no need for tiresome cleaning any longer. This one’s easily removable without even detaching the pipe from the handheld body, which means that cleaning your vacuum is as easy as it comes.

The time to raise your standard of living starts now. A revolutionary vacuum leads to a clean home, which stimulates a healthier body, mind, and lifestyle. It’s that simple. Head over to your nearest Samsung Experience Store, pick your new POWERstick Jet™ up, and begin your new and better life today!

The Samsung POWERstick Jet™ is available in several purchase options depending on your needs and what suits you best, at RM3,599, RM2,899, and RM2,699 respectively.
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For more information about the Samsung POWERstick Jet™, visit

https://www.samsung.com/my/vacuum-cleaners/vs9000-vs20r/ or watch The Story of Samsung POWERstick Jet video below:


Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya sets new record in Malaysia Book of Records with the ‘Most Number We Bare Bears on a Christmas Tree’

 
Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya (Paradigm Mall PJ) is all set to bring the warm, fuzzy holiday vibes with a record-setting feat. Head over to the mall to witness a Christmas celebration inspired by Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears and catch the ‘Most Number of We Bare Bears on a Christmas Tree’ – the first of its kind in the Malaysia Book of Records.

The gigantic Christmas tree measuring 8.3 metres in height and 4.5 metres in width is made up of 1,202 miniature versions of We Bare Bears plushies, namely Grizzly, Panda, and Ice Bear, another colourful Christmas ornaments and decorations complete the visual extravaganza situated at the Upper Ground Floor (UG) of Paradigm Mall PJ. Visitors to the mall will be able to check this tree out for themselves from 29 November onwards.


 
“No Christmas is complete without plush toys and stuffed animals,” says Ms. Selena Chua, Chief Executive Officer of WCT Malls Management. “Hence, we are extremely excited to incorporate them in our showcase of ‘Most Number We Bare Bears on a Christmas Tree’ this holiday season. At WCT Malls, we have always been passionate about creating unique experiences for our visitors. 

This gigantic decorative tree filled with tiny We Bare Bears will definitely excite the little ones and encourage families and friends to pose for holiday photos together, making their trip to Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya all the more memorable. On top of that, Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear from We Bare Bears will make a special appearance at all WCT Malls this Christmas that will fulfil their lifelong dream of being famous.

In keeping with the bear-y fluffy Christmas atmosphere at Paradigm Mall PJ, mall visitors can also participate in the ‘Adopt the Bear Campaign’ by making a donation of RM50 to orphanages. Contributors can collect their adopted bears on 29th December 2019. This celebration of the spirit of giving will bring smiles to the faces of children from House of Joy, Yayasan Sunbeams Home and Shepherd’s Centre Foundation.


 
“As Christmas is a time for spreading love and happiness, we would like to play a small part in bringing joy to less fortunate community members through this donation drive. We are honoured to share the spirit of the festivity with these children, and sincerely hope that they enjoy the fun-filled programmes we have curated for them,” added Chua.

Mall visitors can also look forward to a truly magical month of December at Paradigm Mall PJ with a slew of activities suitable for the entire family, and steal some clicks at the decorative We Bare Bears cave. 

An exclusive We Bare Bears Merchandise Area will also be available at Paradigm Mall PJ from 29th November until 29th December 2019 for mall visitors to purchase their bear-y Christmas gifts!

We Bare Bears Meet & Greet
Date: 14, 15, 21, 24 & 25 December 2019
Come over to meet the three cute brother bears, Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear in Paradigm Mall, Petaling
Jaya! These siblings will put on their Christmas hats and welcome you with tight bear hugs this Christmas.

 Mr. and Mrs. Claus AppearancesDate: 30 November, 1, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 21, 22, 24 & 25 December 2019
Christmas is never complete without meeting Santa Claus. Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, bring your toddlers to Paradigm Mall PJ to meet Santa and Ms. Claus and bring back some fancy Christmas gifts.

Christmas Performances
Christmas Acrobatic Dance Performance: 1, & 8 December 2019
Christmas Show Dance Jingle Bells: 15 & 22 December 2019
Smart Reader Kids Performance: 7 & 8 December 2019
Q-Dees Performance: 30 November 2019
Drum Connect Performance: 7 & 28 December 2019
Christmas music and dance performances may be a common sight, but have you seen a Christmas
Acrobatic Dance Performance? Come over and witness special local talents who will sweep you off your feet with their amazing moves. Paradigm Mall PJ also has many more cheerful performances for you to catch this holiday season!

Christmas Carolling
Date: 7, 14, 21, 24 & 25 December 2019
Given the popularity of holiday jingles, carolling is easily one of the most exciting parts of Christmas. Come and enjoy the Christmas Carolling with your family and friends and sing along to the classic Christmas tunes.

We Bare Bears Christmas Workshops
We Bare Bears Shadow Box Workshop: 30 November, 7, 11, 15, 22, 24, 28 & 29 December 2019
We Bare Bears Clay Ornaments Workshop: 1, 8, 14, 21, 25, 28 & 29 December 2019
We Bare Bears Fondant Cupcake Making: 7, 8, 22 & 29 December 2019
We Bare Bears Royal Icing Cookies Drawing: 8, 22, 28 & 29 December 2019
Get b-eary creative this Christmas and enjoy the arts and craft workshops that have been planned through the month of December, 2019.

Christmas Contests
Colouring Contest: 8 December 2019
Christmas Tree Decoration Contest: 29 November 2019
Christmas tree and gifts are the best part of Christmas. Why not flex your creative muscles and produce your own, thoughtful and personal gift - like an art, maybe? Bring your little ones to participate in the Christmas colouring contest. The best art wins exciting prizes too!
There is also an exciting Christmas tree decoration contest for mall visitors. Trees will be judged on the originality, creativity, use of materials and overall presentation. Families and friends are invited to participate in this competition as it is great way to spend time with your loved ones. The gift prize for this contest worth up to RM5000!*

Gift With Purchase (GWP)
Stand a chance to also redeem exclusive We Bare Bears merchandise with your purchase.

We Bare Bears Duffle Bag
Mall visitors who spend RM250 and above in a combination of three receipts will be able to redeem
exclusive We Bare Bears Duffle Bag that comes in the colour brown, black, and white; each representing We Bare Bear sibling: Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear. HSBC Credit Card holders and WCT Buddy members will only need to spend RM150 and above in a maximum combination of three receipts to redeem the merchandise.

Mall visitors and fans who can’t get enough of We Bare Bears can also catch the three bear siblings on the Cartoon Network channel; Astro Ch. 616 (SD) and Astro Ch. 636 (HD).

3,500 'Ejens' Turn IOI City Mall Into a Sea of Red for Ejen Ali's Misi: Ejen Rush!

 3,500 Ejen Ali fans came together on Sunday at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya all decked in the red Ejen Ali running gear for Misi: Ejen Rush. The highly-anticipated first edition of the 5km fun run with obstacle challenge event was designed in a MATA academy concept that was hosted yesterday (1 December 2019) by Primeworks Studios and WAU Animation, and also saw the participation of the two Chief Executive Officers, Datuk Ahmad Izham Omar and Usamah Zaid Yasin.

Early Sunday morning, participating Ejens flooded The West Garden, IOI City Mall Putrajaya for a warm-up Zumba session. The fun run then flagged off sharp at 7.30am with special appearance by the mascots Ejen Ali, Ejen Alicia and supported by Alif & Sofia, the latest animation title acquisition by Primeworks Studios with Blindspot Studios. Participants or Ejens consisted of parents, children, teenagers and as well as parents with baby strollers were seen geared up crossing through the obstacle challenges of Ejen Ali MIsi : Ejen Rush. Halfway through the course, Ejens then faced an obstacle course based on Ejen Ali’s four pillars of MATA; Kombat, Tekno, Inviso and Neuro. All participants then secured Finisher medals at the finish line upon them completing the run.

The first runner to complete the course was 14 year-old Ahmad Nazmi bin Mohd Hakimi, who completed the 5km route in under 25 minutes. “I had a really good time running the route of this event as it was very challenging, especially the obstacles area. My family and I all woke up as early as 5.00am feeling very pumped and looking forward to an awesome experience,” he commented.

Aside from the run, many other activities formed the highlight of the event, including a special performance by local heartthrob Ismail Izzani, showcasing two of his most popular songs, ‘Luar Biasa’ and ‘Sabar’.

Also present to support the event were local celebrities such as Lisdawati in which she mentioned, “This kind of event is created with a good cause not just in promoting the new Ejen Ali The Movie animation, but also it is a good opportunity for families to spend quality time with their loved ones”.

Dazrin Kamarudin, an actor added “I personally brought along ten family members of mine to support this event and all of us hope this event will continue and become a yearly activity that can be enjoyed by all the fans of this animation, congratulations!”.

“Nothing beats a good time exercising with your loved ones. It is one way to lead a healthy lifestyle, and me and my family will definitely join every year in hope it will become an annual event.'' said Azharina Azhar, a Malaysian top singer who also brought 12 of her family members including her grandmother who flew all the way from Sabah.

Ayu Damit, a singer and winner of reality tv show ‘One In A Million’ also added, “This was the first time ever I entered a fun-run event with my children and the fun escalated even more when they announced my children’s bib number got lucky to win prizes! Congratulations to Primeworks Studios for hosting this family oriented event!”.

Other celebrities spotted in supporting Ejen Ali: Misi Ejen Rush were Haiza, Hafiz Hatim and RD of Fly FM, Deen, Haziq and Rara of Hot FM, as well as Muaz from Kool FM. There were also prizes galore as Ejen Ali treated fans to awesome giveaways including tickets to catch Ejen Ali

The Movie in cinemas and lucky draw prizes of official Ejen Ali merchandise and a Grand Prize of a 40-inch Smart TV.

A huge thanks to all parties involved including Pediasure as our run partner, Bananana! as the Official Broadcaster, Alpha Runners Club as run organiser, IOI City Mall Putrajaya as the Official Venue Partner, Mydin and CJWOW Shop in making EJEN ALI MISI: EJEN RUSH a success.

Ejen Ali Misi: Ejen Rush was held in conjunction with the recently launched EJEN ALI THE MOVIE which have collected more than RM6.4 millions after its third day release at 162 cinema locations on 28 November 2019 simultaneously in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. EJEN ALI THE MOVIE follows 12-year-old Ejen Ali, who after being accidentally recruited as a spy has now grown to embrace his role in secret agency Meta Advance Tactical Agency (MATA) to protect the futuristic city of Cyberaya from outside threats. Ali is surprised to discover that he is no longer the only master of the Infinity Retinal Intelligence System (IRIS) gadget, since MATA has now upgraded to IRIS Neo for all MATA agents. When the new invention leads Ali to question his place and usefulness to MATA, he is approached by a rogue figure who claims to know about a surprising personal connection to Ali. Risking his loyalty to MATA, Ejen Ali embarks on a thrilling chase to unravel these mysterious links.

Tawaran tahunan musim cuti Spotify Premium kini kembali!


Tawaran Premium kembali lagi atas permintaan popular! Dapatkan tawaran musim cuti di mana an boleh mendengar lagu seperti “All I Want for Christmas” tanpa iklan: hanya dengan tawaran musim cuti global Spotify Premium. Dengan kadar purata penstriman selama 5 juta minit untuk lagu-lagu musim cuti dimainkan pada musim akhir tahun, jangan lepaskan peluang untuk merebut tawaran ini! [1]

Bermula pada hari ini, Spotify membuka tawaran langganan servis Premium untuk 3 bulan pertama dengan harga RM15.90 sahaja kepada pengguna yang layak melalui telco terpilih di laman web Spotify - https://www.spotify.com/my-en/comeback/. Sebagai alternatif, dapatkan tiga bulan percuma jika anda melanggan dengan menggunakan kad kredit di laman web Spotify. Kedua-dua tawaran ini hanya tersedia kepada mereka yang belum melanggan Spotify Premium sebelum ini.

Untuk masa yang terhad juga, Spotify menawarkan langganan tiga bulan dengan harga RM14.90 sahaja kepada pengguna yang layak yang telah melanggan Premium sebelum ini tetapi telah menamatkan langganan mereka atas sebab-sebab tertentu - ini bermakna anda hanya perlu membayar untuk satu bulan Premium dan dua bulan berikutnya adalah percuma. Harga langganan RM14.90 untuk tiga bulan boleh didapati mulai hari ini sehingga Januari 1, 2020. Walau bagaimanapun, tawaran ini tidak dapat dinikmati oleh pengguna yang menamatkan langganan Premium mereka selepas 19 Oktober 2019.

Sama ada anda pulang ke kampung atau menjadi tuan rumah untuk keluarga dan rakan-rakan, Spotify Premium menyediakan lebih dari 50 juta lagu secara “on-demand” dan tanpa iklan, dan 500,000 pilihan podcast untuk anda. Dapatkan maklumat lanjut mengenai promosi Spotify Premium di SINI dan sempena musim percutian ini, jangan lupa untuk membaca Spotify's Holiday Gift Guide yang diumumkan hari ini di For the Record.

[1] Marketing Interactive: Spotify Streams Spike During Year End

Misi Kembali Ke Sekolah Ejen Ali x Mydin

Kolaborasi pertama MYDIN dan Ejen Ali sempurnakan  persiapan persekolahan 2020
Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad (MYDIN) bersama Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd (Primeworks Studios) dan WAU Animation buat pertama kalinya berganding bahu memeriahkan persiapan kembali ke sekolah dengan melancarkan kempen ‘Ejen Ali Misi Kembali ke Sekolah Di MYDIN’. Kempen yang akan berlangsung selama dua bulan ini akan bermula pada 1 Disember 2019 dan berakhir pada 31 Januari 2020. Majlis pelancaran kempen ini telah dirasmikan oleh Yang Berhormat Tuan Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Menteri Belia dan Sukan.
MYDIN, syarikat pemborong dan peruncit tempatan memilih Primeworks Studios, syarikat gergasi media sebagai rakan kongsi bagi mempergiatkan lagi kempen yang diadakan buat julung kalinya di seluruh Malaysia. Melalui kempen dan kolaborasi ini, pelbagai koleksi eksklusif lengkap persekolahan ditawarkan khas untuk orang ramai. Kerjasama ini dijangka dapat menarik perhatian kanak-kanak yang bakal melangkah ke alam persekolahan pada tahun 2020.

Apa yang membuatkan kempen kali ini lebih istimewa ialah orang ramai berpeluang memiliki koleksi dari karakter filem Ejen Ali yang hanya boleh didapati secara eksklusif di cawangan MYDIN di seluruh negara. Dengan setiap pembelian berjumlah RM50 ke atas, pembeli boleh mendapatkan satu kad figura karakter Ejen Ali secara percuma. Pembeli boleh mengumpul kesemua enam koleksi kad karakter Ejen Ali dan berpeluang membeli sebuah kotak set permulaan Ejen.
Menurut Pengarah Urusan MYDIN, Datuk Wira (Dr.) Haji Ameer Ali Mydin, “MYDIN sentiasa komited menyediakan kelengkapan persekolahan dengan harga yang kompetitif dan berbaloi. MYDIN yang memiliki 72 cawangan seluruh negara melihat kerjasama ini sebagai salah satu komitmen mengangkat hasil karya tempatan ke taraf antarabangsa. Pelbagai kelengkapan persekolahan koleksi Ejen Ali ditawarkan seperti set uniform lengkap sekolah, stoking dan sebagainya. Selain itu, kami turut membantu golongan kurang berkemampuan untuk memiliki koleksi ini melalui dana tabung MYDIN Prihatin.“
Datuk Ahmad Izham Omar, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif, Primeworks Studios pula berkata, “Kempen ini merupakan platform terbaik untuk Primeworks Studios memperluaskan jenama Ejen Ali kepada kanak-kanak. Penghasilan animasi popular dengan kerjasama WAU Animation ini telah menjadikan karakter Ejen Ali sebagai ‘role model’ yang positif kepada orang ramai. Kami yakin filem EJEN ALI THE MOVIE akan menjadi penanda aras kepada kejayaan filem animasi negara pada tahun ini setanding dengan jenama animasi dari luar negara. Dengan promosi yang meluas bersama pihak MYDIN, kami percaya kesan kolaborasi ini dapat memberi satu pengalaman membeli-belah yang inovatif sejajar dengan aktiviti promosi yang pelbagai di MYDIN.”
Sempena kempen kembali ke sekolah ini, MYDIN turut menggerakkan tabung MYDIN Prihatin untuk program tanggungjawab sosial korporat yang telah dilancarkan pada perayaan Deepavali lepas. Kutipan jualan produk sebanyak 5 sen hingga 20 sen dari jenama produk Alagappa’s, Ameera, Julie’s, Lady’s Choice, Antabax, Pran, Ceygold, Trichy serta Vinda akan disumbangkan kepada 500 kanak-kanak yang kurang bernasib baik dari 10 sekolah terpilih. Setiap jumlah belian produk terpilih yang disalurkan ke Tabung MYDIN Prihatin akan dikumpulkan dan jumlah wang tersebut akan digunakan untuk membeli kelengkapan persekolahan dari koleksi eksklusif Ejen Ali.

Antara aktiviti yang dirangka sepanjang kempen kembali ke sekolah ini adalah program Jelajah Misi Ejen Ali yang bakal berlangsung di MYDIN Seremban 2, MYDIN Parit Buntar, Perak dan MYDIN Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang. Aktiviti jelajah ini bakal dimeriahkan lagi dengan kemunculan maskot karakter utama filem EJEN ALI THE MOVIE iaitu Ejen Ali dan Ejen Alicia di 20 cawangan terpilih MYDIN. Selain dari itu, aktiviti-aktiviti yang dijangka bakal menambah tarikan kepada kempen ini adalah seperti pertandingan mewarna, pertunjukan fesyen, ‘slime making’, kuiz Ejen Ali.
Bagi menghangatkan lagi kempen ini, MYDIN turut menjalinkan kerjasama strategik bersama CJWOW, syarikat gergasi media dagang yang mempunyai posisi yang kukuh dalam pasaran e-dagang di negara ini dengan menawarkan pakej pembelian eksklusif melalui rancangan CJWOW Shop. Penonton berpeluang mendapatkan pakej menarik dengan pelbagai tawaran serta hadiah percuma. Tawaran ini adalah terhad hanya pada siaran 13 Disember 2019 (Jumaat) sahaja. Menerusi tawaran istimewa ini, penonton dapat membeli 2 set baju sekolah dengan harga serendah RM139.50. Antara hadiah percuma yang bakal diperolehi oleh penonton adalah t-shirt eksklusif Ejen Ali keluaran MYDIN, bekas botol minuman (700ml), poster filem dan fail ‘EJEN ALI THE MOVIE’.
Jangan lupa untuk menyokong filem animasi tempatan. Jom Kembali ke sekolah bersama MYDIN dan Ejen Ali!

Bank Islam Perkukuh Kerjasama Dengan Jabatan Bomba Dan Penyelamat Malaysia

(Dari kiri) Puan Siti Rohani Nadir, Pengarah Bahagian Pengurusan Korporat JBPM, Dato’ Mohammad Hamdan Hj. Wahid, Ketua Pengarah JBPM, Encik Mohd Muazzam Mohamed, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Bank Islam dan Encik Zamree Mohamed, Ketua Perbankan Pengguna bergambar bersama di Majlis Menandatangani Nota Kolaborasi antara Bank Islam dan JBPM di Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (“Bank Islam”) awal bulan ini menandatangani nota kolaborasi dengan Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia (“JBPM”) untuk perkongsian ilmu terutamanya dalam bidang perbankan dan pengurusan kewangan Islam serta keselamatan kebakaran melalui program-program anjuran bersama serta aktiviti bersepadu ke arah meningkatkan lagi kerjasama di antara kedua-dua pihak. 

Menandatangani nota kolaborasi tersebut bagi pihak Bank Islam ialah Encik Zamree Mohamed, Ketua Perbankan Pengguna, manakala JBPM diwakili oleh Puan Siti Rohani Nadir, Pengarah Bahagian Pengurusan Korporat. Majlis ringkas tersebut telah turut disaksikan Encik Mohd Muazzam Mohamed, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Bank Islam dan Dato’ Mohammad Hamdan Hj. Wahid, Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia.

Encik Mohd Muazzam berkata “Kerjasama ini merangkumi persetujuan berhubung peranan dan aktiviti dua hala antara Bank Islam dan JBPM yang meliputi perkongsian ilmu mengenai bidang pengurusan kewangan Islam; latihan keselamatan kebakaran; kerjasama menjayakan Sambutan Hari Anggota Bomba; serta menganjurkan program-program yang relevan ke arah memperkukuhkan kerjasama strategik demi manfaat bersama.”

“Bank Islam amat berbesar hati kerana diberi peluang untuk menjadi rakan strategik JPBM kerana ia mencerminkan penghargaan kami di atas jasa dan khidmat yang diberikan oleh anggota keselamatan dan penyelamat dalam memastikan kesejahteraan rakyat dan negara ini. Kerjasama ini juga turut membolehkan kami meningkatkan akses penyelesaian kewangan yang bersesuaian dengan keperluan anggota JBPM, selain membantu mereka dalam aspek pengurusan tunai yang mampan,” tambah Encik Mohd Muazzam.