Tiger Translate Malaysia @ Kenanga City

Tiger Beer, the world’s iconic Asian beer presented the first ever Tiger Translate event here in Malaysia at Kenanga Wholesale City (KWC), right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Thousands of art and music enthusiasts witnessed as art and music collided under one roof for an unforgettable, one of a kind experience.

Bruce Dallas, Marketing Director for Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB) said, “Over the years, Translate has had resounding success globally and today we are happy to finally join the movement by introducing this platform to Malaysia. Tiger’s main aim has always been to connect with our hip, young and energetic consumers and with today’s turnout, the Translate platform has successfully enabled us to engage with them. Our deepest gratitude goes out to the visual and music artists who did a stellar job bringing the two worlds together and engaging with the audience. It has always been our aim to keep the brand relevant to our consumers and tonight was a testament to that. We definitely look forward to having more of these in the years to come.”

In true Translate fashion, attendees were treated to an array of live art installations as they made their way towards the main hall through the Translate art tunnel.

Within the tunnel, they had the opportunity to witness first hand, talented graffiti artist, Kenji Chai, creating beautiful pieces of Tiger Translate art.


*Kenji Chai doing live painting*

Upon exiting the tunnel, attendees find themselves being greeted by a massive trampoline at the Translate Jump Station where they had pictures of their jumps taken against the massive Translate logo and immediately shared on social media.


*Tiger Translate Trampoline*

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Starlight Cinema – Samsung Galaxy Life App

As some of you might have already knew this, the outdoor Starlight Cinema in Mont Kiara is back!

It Samsung Galaxy device users can just redeem the tickets for FREE! Non-Galaxy device users of course can opt to pay, but why pay if you can watch for free, right?

Samsung Galaxy device users just have to download the Samsung Galaxy Life App for FREE on the Google Play Store, then redeem the movie tickets and other stuff (including food, drinks, and desserts) at the outdoor cinema, located at Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club.

starlight cinema movie redeem

I saw the deals above yesterday but I was too late for it. To watch the Fast & Furious 6 on the Malaysia’s largest outdoor cinema, for FREE!! Dang!

So I went to check again today, as expected, there’s another movie deal of the day for Titanic. And I can redeem a pair.

starlight cinema bukit kiara equestrian club titanic

So if I were to go to watch, there are lots of other good deals that I can redeem to complement my movie session.

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Peranakan Platter @ D’Cuisine, Plaza 33

Had a scrumptious lunch the other day at D’Cuisine at somewhat new office building, Plaza 33 at Petaling Jaya. It’s located just beside Jaya 33.

D’ Cuisine is a fusion restaurant, featuring Malaysian unique dishes in a modern way, such as your local Nyonya curry noodles with salmon, and mustard and herb crusted baked chicken among others.

I ordered the Peranakan Platter aka nasi lemak Peranakan that comes with steamed coconut rice, chicken thigh, and prawn in their very own sambal sauce.

dcuisine peranakan platter

The steamed coconut rice is very fragrant that I can eat the rice alone without any condiment or dishes.

The chicken thigh is pretty crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The sambal prawn is another flavourful condiment that goes very well with the coconut rice.

Price wise, D’Cuisine is slightly on the high side where this plate is RM25. I wouldn’t mind returning for other stuff but maybe restricted to celebration meals only. That’s just me.

Weezer – Say It Ain’t So

Weezer, formed in 1992 in Los Angeles. The band currently consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, backing vocals), Brian Bell (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards).

Say It Ain’t So, is a single from its self-titled debut album in 1994. It’s the third single by Weezer and has remained their most popular song of all-time.

This song, of course, remains one of the best alternative songs of the 90′s.

Written by Rivers Cuomo, he believed his parents’ marriage ended because his father was an alcoholic and this made him fear the marriage between his mother and step-father would end this way as well. Hence this song.

Here is Weezer’s Say It Ain’t So lyrics and music video.

Weezer – Say It Ain’t So

Somebody’s Heine’
Is crowdin’ my icebox
Somebody’s cold one
Is givin’ me chills
Guess I’ll just close my eyes

Oh yeah
Alright
Feels good
Inside

Flip on the tele
Wrestle with Jimmy
Something is bubbling
Behind my back
The bottle is ready to blow

Say it ain’t so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain’t so
My love is a life taker

I can’t confront you
I never could do
That which might hurt you
So try and be cool
When I say
This way is a waterslide away from me
That takes you further every day
So be cool

Say it ain’t so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain’t so
My love is a life taker

Dear Daddy
I write you in spite of years of silence
You’ve cleaned up, found Jesus, things are good or so I hear
This bottle of Steven’s awakens ancient feelings
Like father, stepfather, the son is drowning in the flood
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Say it ain’t so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain’t so
My love is a life taker

Heineken Club Bottle – Heineken Color Series

Following its exciting unveiling during Milan Design Week 2013 and its Malaysian debut at Heineken Thirst, the exclusive and limited edition Heineken Club Bottle continues to redefine the after-dark drinking experience with the Heineken Color Series in March and April.

The Heineken Club Bottle was the centrepiece of Heineken’s Maggazzini installation at Milan Design Week. Maggazini was conceived as an experimental creative space that featured collaborations between the brand – world renowned for expanding the boundaries of creative culture – and leaders in the design world.

This collection of pioneering designers, artists and publications included Designersblock, PechaKucha, Cool Hunting, Joshua Davis, Tuttobene and Heineken Club Bottle creator, Matt W. Moore.

“The Heineken Club Bottle is one of the latest in a series of global Heineken design initiatives. In Malaysia, we have a long history of working closely with the creative community on cutting edge art projects. The Heineken Color Series enables us to bring those international and local elements together to create a new experience for our Malaysian consumers.”, comments Jessie Chuah, Heineken Marketing Manager.

In normal daylight the aluminium Heineken Club Bottle features a frosted geometric pattern framing a signature green star. After dark, under ultraviolet (UV) light a new story emerges. A new personality of startling fluorescent greens and blues shines through, vividly lighting up the club space to reveal a stunning piece of hand-held art.

Heineken Club Bottle designer Matt W. Moore is one of the most electrifying graphic designers and installation artists of the last ten years. A pioneer of the Vectorfunk style of graphic design, his work blurs the lines between technology and street art.

His Monumental Murals can be found on walls in cities across the world while his work with brands includes collaborations with companies like Heineken and even a design takeover of technology zeitgeist publication Wired.

At the Heineken Color Series, Kuala Lumpur would experience the UV magic of the Heineken Club Bottle. This exclusive series kicked off with BATE and Hulkas presenting a night of fast moving electronica and EDM at Vertigo on Saturday March 8.

The Heineken Club Bottle later moved to KL’s biggest regular night, LOUD featuring Goldfish and Blink at Zouk on March 22.

On April 5, the series closed at The Rabbit Hole, an exciting new concept bar and club on Changkat Bukit Bintang with special guest DJs such as LapSap. The Heineken Color Series brought together music, fashion and design in an unforgettable Heineken Club Bottle experience.

Heineken works to push limits and boundaries to proudly serve you the most innovative and progressive new music experiences.

To be part of Heineken’s exciting calendar of events, stay tuned at Heineken Facebook Page or Twitter.

HAPA-GAB Excellence Awards 2013-2014

The HAPA-GAB Excellence Awards 2013-2014, hosted by Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB) in collaboration with Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA), is set to return to Kuala Lumpur on 16 April 2014.

The number of entries for Malaysia’s premier hospitality industry awards has almost tripled following the success of the inaugural Awards in 2012.

One of the most anticipated hospitality awards in Malaysia, the HAPA-GAB Excellence Awards is a biennial award that will see GAB partner outlets in the country competing in eight award categories:

  1. Best Bar - Awarded to the outlet that showcases an extensive list of innovative drinks, and also delivers outstanding beer quality standards.
  2. Best Restaurant - Awarded to the outlet that brings gastronomic perfection to the dining experience. It also delivers memorable customer service.
  3. Best Resto-Bar - Awarded to the outlet that delivers extraordinary dining experience; one that showcases unique food selections to creative drinks menu.
  4. Best Club - Awarded to the outlet that presents the latest entertainment concept, creating the most electrifying party experience.
  5. Best Product Quality - Awarded to the outlet with exemplary standards in advocating beer and culinary product quality consistently. Sub-categories (only one winner in each sub-category):
    • Perfect Serve TIGER
    • Perfect Serve GUINNESS
    • Perfect Serve HEINEKEN
    • Perfect Serve KILKENNY
  6. Most Innovative Guest Experience - Awarded to the outlet that is committed to creating unique dining experiences through innovative products and services.
  7. Service Excellence - Awarded to the outlet that showcases hospitality of the highest standards by consistently providing exceptional service to its guests.
  8. Outlet of the Year Award - The award that recognises the most outstanding outlet that showcases excellence and innovation at all fronts, from entertainment experience, to product concept and service levels.

“We value our partners and we are aware that customers today are more discerning and have higher expectations. Therefore, we have a role to play in recognising F&B establishments with exceptional product quality, service and innovation,” said Hans Essaadi, Managing Director of GAB.

In 2012, WIP/SOULed Out Sri Hartamas won the Outlet of the Year Award as well as Gold in Service Excellence.

In order to ensure the highest standards of judging would be held, GAB partnered with HAPA, an independent body and leading regional hospitality awards programme, to facilitate the judging process.

The panel of judges, a confidential group of experts and influential tastemakers selected by HAPA, visited the nominated outlets anonymously within a five-month period as part of the stringent judging process.