CHERAS LEISUREMALL CELEBRATES MID-AUTUMN BY RELIVING THE 70/S MID-AUTUMN GOODNESS & ROCK THE MOON CONCERT


The splendor of the 70's Mid-Autumn festival comes alive as Cheras LeisureMall pays tribute to the greatness of the 1970s, a time when communities came together ever so often to participate in festive celebrations, especially in villages. Vibrant and colourful, crowds throng the village square amidst the soft glow of lanterns and brightly lit surroundings. This awe-inspiring, heartwarming scenario is recreated at the Cheras LeisureMall ‘village square', and patrons are invited to have a wonderful experience and relive the spirit of the 70's Mid-Autumn Festival from 14 September to 7 October 2017.

Among the major highlights is the much-anticipated Creative Lantern Making Contest 2017, which is bigger and more exciting than before since its last installment in 2013 with total prizes worth over RM46,000 to be won! Held since August 2017, the contest was open to all aged 15 and above whereby participants had to create their Mid-Autumn themed lantern masterpieces adorned with animal characters. The amazing prizes include OGAWA wellness products, Platform Cafe dining vouchers and Cheras LeisureMall cash vouchers.

The contest is a test of consummate skills and ingenuity as entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, workmanship and finishing, lighting effects, eco-friendly aspects, choice of materials, theme proximity and overall presentation. The illustrious panel of judges comprises Mr. Phillip Wong, Board Member of National Visual Arts Development Board; Mr. Chin Wan Kee, Professional Sculptor Artist/Sculptor Senior Lecturer, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College; Ms. Tan Yar Shi, Creative Arts Lecturer, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College and Mr. Stanley Woo Wai Yip, Senior Lecturer in 3D Animation, Dasein Academy of Art. These magnificent Mid-Autumn lanterns will be available for public viewing at the Lower Ground and Ground Floor Concourse from 10 September to 8 October 2017. Results will be announced in October 2017 and the Prize Giving Ceremony will be held on 7 October 2017 (Saturday), 2.00pm.

Mr. Subramaniam Apparow, Senior Manager (Property Division), PPB Group Berhad said, “The Mid­Autumn Celebration at Cheras LeisureMall is part of our commitment in fostering a tight-knitted relationship with the community, while we look to conserve Chinese cultural practices through the lantern-making handicraft, as well as buckets of Mid-Autumn festival experiences many patrons are fond of. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all the participants for their consistent enthusiasm in preserving this lantern making heritage throughout the years.”

The Mid-Autumn Festival celebration continues with an explosion of sounds on the night of October 7 as Cheras LeisureMall invites all to party with a cavalcade of stars who will set the night ablaze at the ‘Rock The Moon' Concert. Korean Superstar, Hwang ChiYeul joins a star-studded line-up of entertainers including popular songstress, Sing China finalist, Jeryl Lee, Astro Star Quest 2014 Champion Uriah See, Pop
Group Thomas & Jack, zest singer Jie Ying Tha, award-winning actress Crystal Lee and hip-hop artistes CLM ALLSTAR to give you a rollicking fun time!

Members of the public can get a pair of entry passes and be part of the concert to celebrate the Mid­Autumn festival over the roundest moon when they shop at the participating outlets in Cheras LeisureMall. VVIP passes are redeemable with a minimum of RM600 spent in a maximum of two accumulated receipts, VIP passes are redeemable with a minimum of RM300 spent in a maximum of two accumulated receipts, Zone R passes are redeemable with a minimum of RM50 spent in a single receipt. Located at Level 2 Cravings Lane, the entry pass redemption counter opens every weekend until 1 October 2017; from 12nn to 6pm. Terms and conditions apply.

Besides the magnificent display of these giant Mid-Autumn lanterns, over 1,000 childlike fantasy lantern artworks submitted by school students during the Children's Lantern Art Contest held in August 2017 are also on display at the concourses and Level 2 Link Bridge from now until 8 October 2017. Members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite children's lantern artworks which they think should win the best accolade.

Customers can also drop by the Mooncake and Confectioneries Bazaar held from 14 September until 4 October 2017 at the LG Concourse, where they will be spoiled for choice with the array of irresistible and mouth-watering mooncakes and delicacies featuring a variety of flavours, preparation and presentation. These are among the favourite selections from Qian Yue Ting, Casahana, Baker's Cottage, Yong Sheng Gift Shop, JDX, Yu-Ai, Bee Cheng Hiang, Setapak Teochew Restaurant, Tai Thong and Milky Way. These delectable mooncakes will sure make perfect gifts for friends, associates and family.

Cheras LeisureMall is also hosting many more cultural and festive activities in conjunction with the annual Mid-Autumn festivity, such as Children's Lantern Art Contest from 16 September until 1 October, Crystal Agar-agar Mooncake Workshop on 23 September, and Parent & Child Traditional Lantern Making Workshop on 30 September. Gamers and those who love a challenge are in for a heart thumping experience when the Halloween Super Play Match - Nerf Gun Game Session takes off this October. Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the winning teams of the Team Game Play.

Red Spade Entertainment brings JUMP, a Gravity-Defying and Internationally Acclaimed Comedy Sensation to Singapore for their 30,000th show


Having performed worldwide in over 152 cities in more than 87 countries, Red Spade Entertainment brings wacky action-packed Korean comedy sensation, JUMP, to Singapore for their 30, 000th show. Bold, funny and fascinating, JUMP is set in a typical Korean home, revolving around an average yet dramatically agile family.

Combining comedy, martial arts and acrobatics, eight kick-ass shenanigans showcase an incredible display of gymnastic and combat moves with a generous dosage of slapstick humour sure to tickle your funny bone.

From the dictatorial grandfather, drunken uncle and Tae Kwan Do savvy mother to the daughter’s inappropriate suitor, each member is a martial arts expert possessing championship levels of Taekwando, Taekkyum and butt-kicking moves.

The plot thickens when two burglars daringly break into the house in the middle of the night. When the family discovers the intruders, a mighty battle begins, entertaining audiences with their skilled yet hilarious antics as they try to get rid of their unwanted visitors.

Catch jaw-dropping moves and be prepared to laugh out loud from October 6 to 8. Suitable for the whole family, this non-verbal theatre comedy will be staged live for four shows only at Resorts World Singapore Theatres. Tickets priced from $38 (excluding SISTIC booking fee), are available at all SISTIC outlets.

Fresh, fun and entertaining! Just Go!” NY Theatre, New York
Amazing! A great new show! An incredible cast! Dazzling martial arts moves!” – Sunday Today in New York, WNBC TV
This is one of the most entertaining, hilarious and gravity-defying nights of Tae-Kwon-do kicking slapstick in the world.”- Sunday Mail Adelaide

JUMP will capture and entertain people of any nationality or culture; there is no hype in the success of this fantastic production.” Arts London News

The Shilla Duty Free and Changi Airport Group Present SHINee and Red Velvet for a One-Night Exclusive Concert



For the first time, The Shilla Duty Free and Changi Airport Group will present a one-night exclusive Shilla Beauty Concert featuring Korean pop sensations, SHINee and Red Velvet. To be held in the evening of 24 November 2017 at Suntec Convention Centre, this event will commemorate the upcoming launch of The Shilla Duty Free’s new store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 (T4). Sponsored by Samsung, Global Tax Free, Korea Tourism Organization and The Embassy of the Republic of Korea; concert tickets are available to the public only through The Shilla Duty Free stores located at Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 & 3 or online at iShopChangi.com.
From 15 September, customers who shop at any of The Shilla Duty Free stores at Changi Airport or online at iShopChangi.com will be able to redeem a pair of tickets to the Shilla Beauty Concert when they either:
  • Spend S$700 to be entitled to one pair of Tier 1 tickets; or
  • Spend S$500 to be entitled to one pair of Tier 2 tickets.
Terms and conditions apply for the redemption of concert tickets. More details of the promotion and redemption process can be found on concert.shilladutyfree.com.
“In appreciation of all our loyal customers who have shopped with us at Changi Airport, the concert will be an absolute treat and experience not to be missed. As we continue to expand our travel retail offerings with the upcoming opening of
our newest outlet at the new Changi Airport Terminal 4, we hope that travellers flying through here will be wowed by the diversity of range and exclusive product experiences that our T4 store has to offer,” says Ms Raelene Johnson, Vice President of Global Merchandise Division, The Shilla Duty Free. 

The future of duty-free shopping at The Shilla Duty Free
For the first time at Changi Airport, The Shilla Duty Free store at T4 will feature a seamless walkthrough duty-free shopping experience for travellers. Once they have passed the centralised area for departure immigration, travellers will be greeted with their favourite brands of cosmetics and fragrances as well as wines and spirits, which they would be able to purchase in a single transaction in the integrated duty-free zone operated by Changi Airport’s two core duty-free categories – Cosmetics and Perfumes and Liquor and Tobacco.

“The strong collaboration and shared vision between Changi Airport and The Shilla Duty Free has resulted in another innovative retail breakthrough – Changi’s first integrated duty-free zone at Terminal 4. We look forward to wowing our first shoppers when the new terminal officially opens, and welcoming the Korean pop sensations to Changi Airport,” says Ms Teo Chew Hoon, Group Senior Vice President of Airside Concessions, Changi Airport Group.

In line with its dedication to expand the travel retail assortment for travellers, The Shilla Duty Free will bring in new brands not currently offered at other terminals, such as Hera, Diptyque, Alexander McQueen, Bentley and Bath & Body Works.

Experience the future of duty-free shopping, coming soon at The Shilla Duty Free at Changi Airport T4.
 

[EXCLUSIVE] An interview with the soulful "Isaiah Firebrace"

The 17 year old Australian singer, Isaiah Firebrace has been in the spotlight for winning X Factor Australia in 2016 and has competed in EuroVision representing Australia. The soulful singer charms audience with his deep and rich voice. In our interview with Isaiah, he talks bout his upcoming album and coping with homesickness.

A few months ago, you've represented Australia in EuroVision. How has the experience shaped you? 
I learnt a lot about myself and and performing, especially on such a big stage. It was a super exciting time for me, my family and all my supporters. It was awesome and I still can't believe that I did that. 

You are famed as a soulful singer, is this the direction you want to stay on? Or would you want to try out a new route? 
Well, R&B, soul and gospel type of singing is what makes me who I am but obviously in this industry, you've gotta be a bit more appealing in the pop market. I would incorporate more pop aspects into my music. I do enjoy a lot of pop music, but definitely someone like Bruno Mars is direction I want to go. 

Recently, "streets of gold" was released with clips of you roaming Europe, how do you deal with homesickness while being abroad? 
I'm really okay with being away from home for long periods of time but when I went to EuroVision, I was away from Australia for over one month. By the end of my Europe trip, I was really missing home. I guess the only thing to do is to get back home and get together with the family and reconnect. That was probably the first time, I ever got really home sick. 

I heard you are currently in Singapore, how has it been so far? 
It's been so good, the weather is amazing. The food and the people,  and it's really clean as well. I'm having such a good time here. 

Who would you want to collaborate with?
That's a hard question, there's so many artists in music and great singers out there. A few people I would love to collaborate with will be Sia, Ariana Grande, Adele, Ed Sheeren, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Mariah Carey, she's just a big inspiration. 

Has there been an advice given to you in which resonated with you? If so, what advice was it? 
When I used to do my vocal lessons. My vocal coach told me to stay true to yourself and always be humble. Just good morals about respect in this industry. Always be appreciative and enjoy everything you do. So that's something that has resonated with me. 

Among the singles you've released, which song has been your personal favorite? 
I think personally, "Streets of Gold" is probably one of my favorite so far because I co-wrote it myself and it's feels more special. 
You've won X factor Australia and represented your home land in EuroVision, what other goals are you determined to achieve? 
There are so many things I want to achieve in my career, like I want to travel to America. The main big goal, is to be a worldwide international artist. A successful singer songwriter. 

When it comes to song writing, what kind of song do you tend to gravitate towards to?
I really like R&B soul, I would like to sing a lot of soul-ballads as well. But I do like writing up-beat songs. The kind of song like Bruno Mar's "Up Town Funk". Well I like to write whatever mood I'm in. Songwriting is a process you can't really control. You sit down and write whatever that comes to your mind. I write anything from like ballads to up-beat pop songs. 

Growing up in the digital age, how do you utilize the internet and technology to connect yr music with the rest of the world? 
I think with social media, it's really easy to let your fans and supporters know what you're up to. The fans really like knowing what you're up to especially with Snapchat, a more personal experience, kind of like vlogging on their phones." 

Would you consider vlogging on YouTube?
A lot of people asked if I wanted to but I think it just takes too long. You've got to set up the a little studio, buy a good camera to make it look professional. I think it's a bit too much hard work committing. 

So what's next for you? What can the fans expect? 
Yes definitely a new album, the last few months, I've been working on new music and being in the studio songwriting, laying down demo tracks. Getting to release an album is exciting, I want to share that with everyone. 

When asked if the album would be released anytime soon. He responded that  the album might be released this year but he was unsure how quickly everything will be completed. He hope the album will be out this year before Christmas but if not, it will be out early next year.  The upcoming album will have a blend of R&B aspect and pop elements. 

Do you have a message for the Malaysian fans?
I would just want to say Hello to all my fans in Malaysia. Thanks for supporting my music and hopefully one day I'll be able to come to Malaysia and meet you all. That would be really cool. Stay tune for more music and the album coming soon. 

[UPCOMING] Z-Uk First Promo Tour in Malaysia 2017

The former members hip hop male group Bigflo, Jung Jae Wook also known as Z-Uk will make his first appearance in Malaysia for Z-UK First Promo Tour in Malaysia 2017.

His promo tour will last for three (3) days from 25 to 28 August 2017 inclusive an exclusive Fan Meet party with his beloved fans. From this tour, fans can expecting his new identity as solo artist. He will not come alone, his good friend Hwang Ki Chun (Ki-Chun) and an international dancer/ choreographer, Doobu will join him this time round special. This is something fans cannot miss out.

Z-Uk is not only a passionate artist, he is also showing so much interest in composing and dancing since his early involvement in this industry and of course he will take the lead of hid group glory path. Z-Uk joined a new artist agency since last December upon his retirement from his previous agency. After a year of study and effort, his new album will be released in August 2017. He still makes Hip Hop as the main element and add in a little sexy concept to give various feels in it.

Z-Uk and friends are working hard to bring a spectacular and wonderful performances special for their fans in Malaysia. The promo tour will be held in Kuala Lumpur and IPoh. Meanwhile, the Fan Meet party will be in Kuala Lumpur. This event will give so much artist - fans interactions in various slots prepared by the organizer such as stage games, selfie and high touch, fan sign as well as merchandise sale.

Aside of the powerful performance, they are also preparing special gift and fans are able to join the Fan Meet party for dinner. How to join? Please visit Yi Pin’s facebook for details at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialYiPinStudio/
Thank you!

Event info as follow;-
Venue: Concourse Stage, Sungei Wang Plaza, KL
Date: 26 August 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
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Z-Uk First Promo Tour in Malaysia - AEON Mall Ipoh Station 18
Venue: AEON Mall Ipoh Station 18
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Date: 27 Aug 2017 (Sunday)

Special Appearance at YESTHEDAY Bar & Bistro, Ipoh
Venue: YESTHEDAY Bar & Bistro, Ipoh
Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
Date: 27 Aug 2017 (Sunday)
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Fan Meet party  - (Upon invitation)
Venue: Fish & Co Malaysia, Sunway Velocity Mall
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Date: 28 Aug 2017 (Monday)

[COVERAGE] YG Republique's Grand Opening in Kuala Lumpur

The highly anticipated YG Repulique and K-Pub has officially opened! The grand opening was graced by popular K-POP stars - Big Bang's Seung Ri, FT Island's - Choi Jong Hoon, TV Personality - Jung JoonYoung. Alongside Seungri's NHR music label DJs Danu, TPA & Glory, with K Plus models, Yeon Hui and Soh Hee. Fans gathered outside the venue to greet the stars and even brave through the rain. 

On the same night, Seung Ri performed his first ever DJ set at Zouk KL, along side the guest DJs. An estimated 350 guests were present at the invite only event at YG's K Pub and alfresco. Korean ambassador to Malaysia Dr You and Korea's YG Foods CEO, Noh Hee Young were also present at the opening.Apart from producing talented singers, the entertainment company YG is known for their eateries. The extension of  their eatery entering Malaysia has been a brave marketing strategy. No doubt, many fans of the K-scene and also the general public will find the restaurant designed for everybody and will not be disappointed. Unfortunately, the restaurant is not halal for the Muslim customers. 

The Korean stars had a private dining session at 3 Geori Butcher's. Thereafter, signing YG Republique's signature pig-shaped balloons and marking the walls with their handwritten signatures, as part of  their venue opening ritual. A local wall mural artist also presented Seungri an original artwork, a portrait of the Korean pop star. 

3Geori Butchers: 12pm- 3pm (Lunch) / 6pm - 2am (Dinner)
​K Pub: 6pm - 3am

[Exclusive] Interview with the "Faded" hit maker - Alan Walker


Alan Walker is no stranger to the music scene. Started at the age of 14, Walker taught himself to produce music by watching YouTube tutorials. The famed music producer best known tracks are "Faded", "Alone" and "Sing Me to Sleep". With millions of hits on YouTube, he has garnered a huge following from all over the world. We caught up with the producer himself, he shared his insights on touring and on trying out a new genre.

You have made a mark in the music scene, what advice would you give to your younger self before you started making music?
That would be the same as I give others – not to give up on your dream, because you never know what can be right around the corner.

In your words, what makes “Alan Walker” incomparable from the other EDM music producers? 
I like to think that I create music that separates from other typical EDM songs in the sense that it’s more melodic and might be easier for people outside of the EDM community to enjoy as well.


Which of the many tracks you’ve produced has been your personal favorite?
It’s hard to not say Faded, as it was that track that really made everything possible for me.




You are famed as an EDM producer/DJ. Have you ever thought about trying out a new genre in the coming future? 
I’m definitely open to trying new sounds and implementing other genres in my music in the future.

When you produce music, how do you decide which direction to take a track?
It’s very much a natural process, and depends on what’s on my mind at that time.

If given a chance, would you collaborate with international singers from other countries that may not speak English? If so, who would you like to collaborate with?
Of course. I don’t have any specific artists in mind, but would definitely consider it.

In the midst of touring, how do you find time to immerse yourself back into the creative state when creating music?
I try to use my off time to focus on producing and being creative, as touring periods can be very hectic and time-consuming.

What can the public expect from you in the coming months? Will there be any plans for a tour in South East Asia or a new single?
People can expect new music, for sure. Both singles, remixes and collaborations. Also, I’ll definitely be back on tour in Asia.

KOREA’S FAMOUS YG FOODS OPENS YG REPUBLIQUE VENUES IN KUALA LUMPUR @ TREC

Get ready to dine and revel in true blue Korean style at TREC KL from Aug 12, as YG Republique makes its opening debut in Malaysia in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur with two of its famous F&B brands – 3Geori Butcher's and K Pub, which is Malaysia's bonafide and first fully-themed K-Pop bar.

YG Republique KL is located at Hive block at TREC KL – Malaysia's largest entertainment and F&B enclave on Jalan Tun Razak. YG Republique KL's opening on Aug 11 will be accompanied by the exclusive artistes appearance. Among them is BigBang's member Seungri. More names and a full programme will be announced closer to the opening on Aug 11.

YG Republique KL is a partnership between YG Foods [Korea] and KL-based Korean restopreneur Sainy Chun, and prominent Malaysian businessman Dato' Douglas Cheng who is one of the two founders of TREC KL.

YG Foods is led by Ms. Noh Hee Young – a wellknown food consultant, celebrity and lifestyle guru, in her own right. The charismatic entrepreneur has been at the helm of YG Foods venues in Korea, overseeing the food quality to lifestyle and entertainment aspects.

With three outlets in South Korea, the ever so popular 3Geori Butcher's pork barbecue restaurant is located in Hongdae district. The brand also opened its first branch in Bangkok’s Show DC mall, as it continues to expand its global footprint.

UNIQUE YG REPUBLIQUE EXPERIENCE 

Occupying two units at Hive, this integrated venue will see 3Geori Butcher's and K Pub bring everyone’s favourite Seoul bar & eatery experience with its trendy and vibrant spirit. Staying true to its flagship in Korea, YG's Korean chef Ji Byung Kwon of its famous venue in Hondae lends his culinary expertise, leading the kitchen at YG Republique in KL for six months. The new KL branch offers a mouthwatering selection of Korean BBQ and ala carte • an eyecandy range of signature cocktails & popular drinks.

Serving Only Premium Meats

The 3Geori Butcher's is a BBQ grill restaurant that serves premium pork & beef. Samgeori Butcher's in Hongdae is where YG Foods [a subsidiary group] all started. The second branch in Korea - 3Geori Butcher’s is an upgraded version of the original, serving only first-class pork and beef. Over at 3Geori Butcher’s in Kuala Lumpur, YG Republique has reimagined the space inspired by old Korean-style butcher’s shop. It features an eclectic setting of vintage, nostalgic tableware and furnishings, juxtaposed against ABOUT: 3GEORI BUTCHER'S Presents 3 different types of premium pork cuts are cured in Cypress Pine to add flavour and texture Foodies, take note: YG Republique KL uses only iberico pork from Spain Special sauces developed to accentuate the pork flavours Serves carefully-chosen high quality beef with special cuts, then cured for the optimum taste Incorporates 3 Cross Aging - Wet Aging [4 Weeks] → Dry + Cypress Aging [3 Days] and using turmeric gray salt to accentuate the flavour of the beef contemporary design and decor, with the mixed use of unprocessed old wood sourced from junk shops, unfinished metals and concrete to give it that edgy industrial veneer. One thing doesn't change, though: The same first-class meat will still be prepared, cooked to perfection. YG Republique KL uses only iberico pork from Spain. Expect to see details in its food presentation of the meat, which arrives on the table wrapped in newsprint. Besides BBQ grill, 3Geori Butcher's also features a neardozen ala carte meals, including YG Specials – Andong Jjimdak, a traditional Korean chicken stew with glass noodles


A B O U T: K PUB
Malaysia's 1st fully-themed K-Pop bar

Indulge in K-pop tunes while enjoying a wide variety of beverages including soju cocktails, soju, makgeoli, craft beers, wines, cocktails, Korean whisky and more. 

K-SNACK and K-CHICKEN

Pair the drinks with food from the delicious snack menu comprising 10 delicious ala carte items priced from RM25 each.

K-Snacks inlcude Spicy Rice Cakes, Seasnail Salad, Smoked Sausage Platter, and Korean Pancake. K-Chicken selections are K-Fried Chicken selections are K-Fried Chicken, Red Chicken and Garlic Sauce Chicken, which are among some of the fun bar grub to fill the hunger!