Super GT Round 3 Malaysia @ Sepang International Circuit (SIC)

Although I have known Super GT since 2001, this is the first time I have ever been to a Super GT race in Sepang International Circuit (SIC) as part of the media on 9th and 10th June 2012 at the Super GT International Series Malaysia, Round 3.

Together with me was Jason as my co-photographer and thanks to Evelyn for such opportunity. Being in the media room was such a different and great experience.

The Super GT International Series Malaysia Round 3 is the ONLY race outside of Japan in the Super GT Series.

Being in the media room brought us ‘closer’ to the race because we got to monitor the whole race and felt the suspense in the pits, as compared to watching from TV or grandstands.

The Japan Super GT Race has been featured in Malaysia since year 2000 where it was only a special exhibition race back then, only in recent years the Super GT Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, was included as part of the whole GT tournament, and usually it’s at Round 3.

Like any other motor sports, Super GT is often associated with its super cars and also the hot Japanese team ambassadors, whom we called them GT Queens.


*ENDLESS LADY 2012. From L>R – Yuki Ichinose, Akari Suzukawa, Takana Honda, and Mina Aida*

Pretty GT Queens came out from their team’s pits to greet the fans and crowd during the Pit Walk session.


*D’STATION Fresh Angels. From L>R – Chikako Tsugawa, Chihiro Andou*

The GT Queens are ambassadors to their teams and they take pride in their job.

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Tiger Street Football 2012 Returns To The Streets Of Malaysia

UPDATED: Meet and Greet session with Edgar Davids.

The much anticipated street football tournament, Tiger Street Football is back for more gritty actions for the second consecutive year. Participating regional teams nationwide will be battling it out as they compete against each other at the Tiger Street Football National Finals in Kuala Lumpur on 25th August 2012.

There will also be even more excitement in store as the top four teams will be competing against the international teams from Holland and Australia on 26th August, Kuala Lumpur.

The winning team will then represent Malaysia to contend against the teams from Thailand, Singapore, China and Vietnam, where they will vie for the coveted grand prize of USD30,000.

Telecasted LIVE on ESPN Star Sports, this exhilarating street football action will be watched by audiences around the world

“Bringing together the top teams from six different countries, Tiger Street Football is aimed to serve as ultimate centre stage to showcase the amazing skills of the world’s elite street footballers. For this second year edition, fans can expect even more action from the edgiest football experience to ever hit Malaysia. We are very excited to see the players’ incredible talent and impressive footwork, right here on the streets of Kuala Lumpur,”

said Sean Koh, Marketing Manager of Tiger.

Malaysia will be the third stop of this exciting football tournament, after touring Thailand in March and Singapore on 1st and 2nd June.

The tournament will make it way to China before clashing in the epic battle at the Grand Finals in Vietnam. Malaysia played host of the inaugural Tiger Street Football last year that drew thousands of street football fans and spectators from seven countries.

“We are extremely pleased to work together with Tiger again to build this exciting football tournament and take it to a new level in Malaysia and across the region,”

said Harvey Davis, ESPN STAR Sports vice-president of event management.

For those who are unable to join the battle as players, Tiger has lined up equally exciting engagements be it consumer promotions on ground and online to participate in.

To find out more on Tiger Street Football, kindly log on to www.tigerstreetfootball.com or “Like” them on www.facebook.com/tigerbeer.

UEFA Champions’ League Final 2012 With Heineken @ GSC Signature, The Gardens

Football fans witnessed the much anticipated UEFA Champions League (UCL) final battle between Chelsea and Bayern Munich with Chelsea bringing home the coveted trophy.

Didier Drogba scored the decisive goal in the penalty shootout beating Bayern Munich after a dramatic 1-1 draw on 19th May 2012. Chelsea got its first Champions League title, four years after losing in a shootout to Manchester United.

For the first time in Malaysia, the match was telecasted in HD (High Definition) in an exclusive event hosted by Heineken at GSC Signature cineplex at The Gardens; transporting fans to the excitement live from the Allianz Arena in Munich.

Aptly called the Heineken Legendary Night, the event was part of Heineken’s ‘Legendary Football’ campaign for the UEFA Champions League 2012 Finale in Munich.

Whole of GSC Signature cineplex lobby had been turned into a party room where bottles of Heineken were served all night and games like foosball and penalty shoot-out simulations.

Proof that I was really right at the GSC Signature lobby waiting to enter the cinema hall. Haha.

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Tiger FC Fans @ SOULed Out, Hartamas – FA Cup Final, Liverpool vs Chelsea

As the English football season 2011/12 is coming to an end, the FA Cup Final, Liverpool against Chelsea was played on 5th May 2012 at the Wembley Stadium with a crowd attendance of 89,102..

Here in Kuala Lumpur we have had our own party as well, supported by Tiger FC, football fans gathered and thronged the viewing party at SOULed Out, Hartamas..

The adrenaline-filled match was further intensified with Tiger FC’s stadium-like atmosphere, with avid football fans cheering for their favourite teams excitedly despite the match commencing in the wee hours of the morning..


*Chelsea fans are excited about the match*

I have somewhat supported for Chelsea in this match because they were really on-form in recent weeks while Liverpool is still trying to shake off their poor form..

Fans were treated to a street viewing party environment with plenty of amazing prizes and Tiger FC merchandises being given away throughout the night..

As Tiger FC is committed to the role of the “Fan of Real Fans” in full force, the Chelsea and Liverpool fans who declared their loyalty to their clubs upon registration were also given the exclusive Tiger FC jerseys..


*Tiger FC ambassadors*

Ramires opened the socring in the 11th minute to give Chelsea the lead and Chelsea were on attacking mode in the first-half of the match..

Not long after the match kickstarted into the second-half, Drogba gave Chelsea a two-goal lead in the 52nd minute..On-form Torres wasn’t in the starting line-up, nor he was substituted in in the second-half..

Andrew Carrollw was substituted in for Jay Spearing and he managed to score a goal about 10-minutes into the game, reviving Liverpool’s hope in the 64th minute..


*Liverpool fans cheering when Carroll scored*

It was in the second-half that Liverpool had played a better game as compared to the first-half, making Chelsea under pressured..

The 35-million pounds Andrew Carroll seemed to be getting on-form, at last, when he tried to score with a header in what may seemed like a goal but Petr Cech managed to pushed the ball out of the goal-line..

This may be another controversial match that will be remembered for years where it costs Liverpool a chance in perhaps, the extra-time..Chelsea won the FA Cup with a 2-1 score..

Being a follwer of English football since I was still in Primary school back in 1995, Roberto Di Matteo is definitely one of Chelsea’s regular players back then and now we can see he’s somewhat walking the path of Barca’s manager Pep Guardiola..

If he’s given a chance to become a full-time manager instead of a caretaker manager post in season 2012/13, I bet Chelsea would be one of the worthy opponents in the title contender..


*Lim Ju Lee, Senior Brand Manager of Tiger with the lucky winners*

Several lucky winners of the night walked away grinning from ear to ear when they won the 40-inch Sony LCD TV, RM1,000 Tiger FC prepaid card, as well as the exclusive framed Chelsea and Liverpool jerseys..

Now it’s time to prepare for the final week of the English Premier League Season 2011/12..

Tiger Viewing Party – Arsenal vs Chelsea, Season 11/12

The English Premier League Season 2011/12 is coming to its last few matches and as usual, the matches always seemed like they were fixed in a way that 3rd-placed team have to go against 4th-placed team for the Champions’ League spot and the top two teams have to battle it out on the last match of the season to vie for the title, and so on..

On 21st April 2012, I have attended the Tiger Viewing Party – Arsenal vs Chelsea at Publika Dutamas for bringing down the Emirates Stadium from north London to Kuala Lumpur..

Makeshift walls were built as the one resembled the real Emirates Stadium, tunnels, and also tiered seats to make the game more enjoyable..

The Gunners Stadium, is half of the wall at the outdoor area of Publika in front of The Bee..Invited David to join me..

The entrance tunnel into the ‘stadium’ where Tiger beer is served!

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ADC Florianopolis Crowned As Tiger Street Football Tournament Champion

Award-winning Tiger Beer’s innovative football offering, Tiger Street Football which started its campaign in Asia this April successfully ended its search for the Kings of the Streets..

On 18th September, the world-class street football tournament saw team ADC Florianopolis of Brazil winning the first Tiger Street Football Tournament and walking away with the grand prize of USD30,000 after a stunning display of sublime street play throughout the day..


*Tournament champion, ADC Florianopolis*

Today’s grand finals saw qualifying teams from Malaysia, Singapore, China, Thailand and Vietnam as well as two invited professional street football teams from Brazil and Holland battling it out in high winning spirits, they fought to  the last whistle in the fast-paced, adrenalin-pumping game..

Tiger Street Football is a fresh and innovative consumers experiential offering from Tiger Beer through its Tiger FC platform that engages football fans with a total football experience; from the best football viewing parties, to the best online football games engagements and now bringing the edgiest football action to the streets of Malaysia..


*Champion flanked by Tiger FC Cage girls and Sean Koh (middle)*

“Tiger FC has a legacy of delivering the best viewing parties, football themed promotions, contests and perks to football lovers in Malaysia. Last year, Tiger FC hosted 700 viewing parties across the nation in conjunction with the 2010 FIFA World Cup – the largest number ever in Malaysia,” said Ms Yap Swee Leng, Marketing Director of Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB)..

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