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TOP NEW EXPERIENCES FOR SHOPAHOLICS!

The month of May is going to be an exciting one for us! Not only it is the holy month of Ramadan, but lots of exciting experiences await you! You can shop at the latest lifestyle mall, SkyAvenue at Genting Highlands, or visit brand new Central i-City at Shah Alam or have a retreat at RF Mall Johor Bahru. In addition to that, you can choose to have fun at some of the latest indoor theme parks, namely FlowRider, AirRider Indoor Skydiving, SuperPark, VAR LIVE, MyBestBox and The Rift. It is even more exciting that the arrivals of a two-week holiday from May 25 till June 9.

As people nowadays more inclined toward experiential shopping rather than just buying things, so, it is a good time to look at some new malls and new experiences that you can explore as well as connect closer with your friends and families with something meaningful. Here are the top new experiences that are worth looking at.

Shop and dine at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, Pahang

Resorts World Genting is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia and people normally prefer to hang out there for its cool weather. Now, one of the latest attractions that you should check out is SkyAvenue, a lifestyle mall situated 6,000 feet above sea level.

There is plenty to shop, eat and play at this mall! This vibrant shopping and dining landmark covers a gross floor area of 1.434 million square foot. One of the attractive features of the mall is that it is designed with open air decks that form a perfect platform for cafes and Highline alfresco dining on level 4. With a stunning view of the future theme park and an array of restaurants, its immense dining piazza offers a relaxed and inviting ambiance that’s just perfect for al fresco dining with family and friends.

With more than 250 brands and shops, you can get everything ranging from your everyday needs to exquisite jewellery, timepieces, shoes, gadgets and more. Some of the international luxury brands here include Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Montblanc, Swarovski, Jo Malone, Coach, Hugo Boss, Swiss Watch Gallery and Longines.

When you are hungry, just swing by any of its excellent restaurants to satiate your cravings. Once you are recharged, there are also plenty of fun family activities waiting for you to explore! Some of the must try FB outlets include Burger Lobster, Cafés Richard, Motorino, La Fiesta, The Laughing Fish by Harry Ramsden and Park Avenue Lounge.

“New Everyday Experience” at Central i-City Shopping Centre

Themed “New Everyday Experience”, the newly opened Central i-City is the first and largest Thai-inspired shopping centre in the capital of Selangor. A marriage between Thai hospitality and Malaysian friendliness, the shopping centre offers a brand-new retail experience for shoppers.

Central i-City has teamed up with three established anchor tenants – Sogo, Village Grocer and TGV Cinemas. This is the first Sogo in Selangor featuring all-new offerings spread across four levels of retail space; the 40,000 square-foot Village Grocer offers a wider range of products exclusively available at Central i-City, while the all-new TGV Cinemas features a hi-tech, state-of-the-art entertainment for everyone as it is equipped with the latest audio and visual technology, coupled with the largest IMAX hall in Malaysia and the largest Samsung Onyx LED screen in the world.

Some of Central i-City’s notable stores featuring all-new concepts are Food Empire, TBM electrical store, Ace Hardware, Padini Concept Store, Brands Outlet, Sportsdirect.com, Popular Bookstore, ALL IT Hypermarket and Grand Palace, while Sneaker Street, Anta Sports, Lifestyle by Skechers and Café Amazon make up some of the shopping centre’s first-in-Malaysia stores. In total, shoppers will have access to 350 retail stores spread across six levels, comprising Malaysian and International brands which are targeted to all age segments, complemented by ample car park bays on three levels.

Take a break at RF Mall, Johor Bahru

RF Mall Johor Bahru is just an 8-minutes’ walk from Singapore-Malaysia Custom Immigration Quarantine (CIQ) centre and connected by a fully sheltered linked bridge. With its easy access as well as a perfect combination of interior and exterior space, the mall is committed to change the shopping experience for both locals and Singaporeans.

The three-storey mall comprises brands and options cater to both millennials as well as family with kids. It is home to several retailers making their debut in Johor including the first Jaya Grocer in downtown JB; the first educational playland Kiddomo in Southern Malaysia; the first Kyochon fried chicken in JB.

Among the tenants will also be newcomers to the Malaysian retail scene such as Taiwanese Oregin Ji Ke and ROUTINE by Soon as well as anchor tenant Emperor Cinemas which hails from Hong Kong. Visitors can expect cinema seats made of sumptuous leather and fully equipped with USB charging ports.

Take a visit to innovative experiential theme park!

It is not just restricted to eat, shop and movie watching for a shopping mall hangout now. Well, the retail industry is moving fast and the industry players have come out with many new ideas to attract bigger crowds to their malls. We have a list of new indoor and adventure theme park in a mall for you and your families. Let’s check it out immediately!

FlowRider 1Utama, 1Utama Shopping Centre

1Utama Shopping Centre introduces FlowRider 1Utama as one of its new attractions to further position the mall as “world-class sports tourism destination”.

The first-ever FlowRider venue in a shopping mall brings ultimate fusion of water sports experience for people of all ages, especially sports-boarders a chance to show off their surf skills and tricks. The device is simulated wave generator featuring sheet wave technology for the sport of flowboarding, bodyboarding and surfing.

Guided by professional instructors, FlowRider 1Utama brings safety, confidence and thrills for all riders. Family and friends can also sit back and watch at the viewing area and enjoy all the excitement.

Promotions which are available now; FLOW on 5 (Buy 5 Hours Rides and get 1 Hour Free Ride) and FLOW on 10 (Buy 10 Hours Rides and get 3 Hours Free Rides). Both are ideal and suitable for FlowRider enthusiasts. For more information and price list, you can visit FlowRider 1Utama website at http://flowrider1utama.com.my

AirRider Indoor Skydiving, 1Utama E, 1Utama Shopping Centre


AirRider brings the simulated skydiving experience and is the first to be introduced in a shopping mall in the Asia Pacific. AirRider Indoor Skydiving is the simulation of an actual skydive at 14,000 feet.

The circular glass wind tunnel creates a cushion of air and allows a skydiver to become airborne when they enter the wind chamber, all within the arm’s reach of our internationally-trained instructors.

The minimum buy is 2 flights per person. Each flight is 50 seconds long. It has 2,4,10 flights packages. It also comes with 2 group packages; small group of 10 flights (to be shared by up to 5 people) and large group of 32 flights (to be shared by up to 16 people). Price packages have been engineered to be pocket-friendly for all ages (minimum 3 years old), starting at RM89 for the 2-flight first-time package. The first flight session starts at 12noon on weekdays and 11am on weekends. For more information and full prices, please visit http://airrider.my.

SuperPark, Avenue K

Originated in Finland in 2012, SuperPark is the friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park on earth, delivering a unique experience of joyful play that excites and unites people all over the world.

Boasting a 40,000 square feet site in the 3rd. and 4th. floor at Avenue K shopping mall, SuperPark Malaysia offers over 25 fun and healthy activities under one roof. It is divided into three distinct themed areas: The Adventure Area, the Game Arena and the Freestyle Hall. The ticket price starts from as low as RM30 per person (adult child).

Some of the exciting activities that appeal to kids, teenagers and adults include ice skating link, pedal car track, trampoline platform, augmented climbing wall and etc. For more information, you can check out SuperPark Malaysia’s website at www.superpark.com.my

VAR LIVE, MyTown Shopping Centre

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Discover experience that stimulate the senses at VAR LIVE (Level 2, MyTOWN Shopping Centre), the largest VR theme park in Malaysia with 11 immersive cool VR games and more to come.

Themed “Dream With Your Eyes Open”, it brings out the players’ greatest joy through somatosensory feedback (such as vibration platform, guns, wind power system and real scene infrared localisation technology) and ultimate audio-visual feast with immersive interaction.

Promotion is available from May 1 till July 31, which is RM98/package for 3 games + 1 FOC game (Crazy Rush only).For more information, please visit VAR LIVE website at www.varlivetech.com

MyBestBox, Berjaya Times Square

Check out Kuala Lumpur’s latest party space and largest variety show game hub, MyBestBox at the level six of Berjaya Times Square.

Inspired by variety game shows like Running Man, MYBestBox brings to you a family friendly indoor theme park in which you can outdo one another and enjoy some comic fun! Spreading out over 12,000 square feet, this urban theme park filled with more than 40 interactive games that you can enjoy for an entire day with your family and friends.

Some of the top pick attractions include the dry pool filled with colourful crystal plastic balls, human claw machine and rain biking. Other attractions include the Crazy Karts, a 360-degree drift kart as well as the coolest Rage Room where you can unleash your anger by banging on glass and throwing things around. Promotion is available now with buy 4 pax free 2 pax (Terms and Conditions applied). For more information, please visit MyBestBox website at https://mybestbox.com.my/

The Rift, Mid Valley Megamall

Dubbed Malaysia’s first ever hybrid Virtual Reality (VR)/ Augmented Reality (AR) adventure park, The Rift offers a taste of an out-of-this-world experience like no other!

Covering a massive 40,000 square feet on the third floor of Mid Valley The cool adventure park houses more than a dozen of attractions to choose from. Visitors can participate in all kinds of augmented reality games with the combination of physical activity.

Some of the key attractions include Zero Latency, Terminator X, Hurricane VR, Motion Blaster and etc. Find out the details before paying a visit, as you will need to select the attractions you want to try.

Price starts from RM30 for Junior Playland, as for Adult from RM75. For more information and prices, visit www. therift.com.my.
*This article provides information only and may be subject to change at any time without notice.

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MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD OR TOURISM MALAYSIA is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism Culture, Malaysia. It focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia as a preferred tourism destination. Since its inception, it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. In 2018, Malaysia registered 25.8 million tourist arrivals and RM84.1 billion tourist receipts, placing it among the major tourism destinations of the world.

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HIGH NOTES IN OCTOBER 2018

Love music? The month of October will bring many crowd-pulling acts to Malaysia. Here is a list of the most anticipated performances happening this month, from pop to classic to breezy island tunes!

Jacky Cheung A Classic Tour in Malaysia 2018

Proudly presented by Allianz Malaysia Berhad, organised by Star Planet, legendary “God of Song” Jacky Cheung will return to Kuala Lumpur for a 3-night performance on 5, 6 7 October 2018 at 8 pm.

The show, which will be staged at the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, created attention-grabbing headlines when the news was first announced, leaving many eager fans waiting to buy tickets.

Jacky Cheung “A Classic Tour” was first brought into Malaysia in last January with ticket demand far exceeding supply. And this upcoming “Encore” tour is anticipated to be another sellout concert!

Following the KL gig in January, the tour reached the shore of the United States, Australia and major cities in China, making headlines across international media platforms. In April, Jacky broke his own Guinness World Records by hosting his 147th show at Shao Xing, China, where his last world tour “1/2 Century” wrapped up with a total of 146 dates. The current tour is expected to hit 200 dates.

IL Divo Presents TIMELESS Live in Genting

 

Date: 7 Oct 2018

Venue: Arena Of Stars, Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands

Il Divo will bring their Timeless Tour to Malaysia this October. The classical crossover vocal group had recently released their new record, Timeless. Il Divo rose to international stardom after they became the first classical crossover band in history to reach the top of the US Billboard 200 list (2005). The sensational singing group was also crowned Artist of the Decade at the 2011 Classic Brit Awards.

A multinational quartet comprising Urs Bühler (Switzerland), Carlos Marín (Spain), David Miller (USA), and Sébastien Izambard (France), the band has released nine highly successful albums including Il Divo (2004), Ancora (2005), Siempre (2006), The Promise (2008), Wicked Game (2011), A Musical Affair (2013) and Amor Pasión (2015).

For more information, please go to https://www.rwgenting.com/entertainment/shows/IL-Divo

Richie Jen Live in Genting 2018

 

Date: 19 – 20 Oct 2018

Venue: Arena Of Stars, Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands

Richie Jen first found fame with his debut album, the Mandarin-language Ask Again in 1990, along with his role in the 1991 Taiwanese comedy film Cops Robbers. Signing with Rock Records in 1996, Jen’s star began to shine brighter with the release of his breakthrough album Too Softhearted, which became a massive success, selling over two million copies across Asia and the title track becoming his signature song. Additional success followed with the release of 1998’s Love Like The Pacific Ocean, featuring the hit song The Sad Pacific, which helped the album sell more than a million copies in Taiwan alone. Musical success continued through the 2000s, all the way to the release of his last studio album, 2011’s Daredevil Spirit and another one of his signature songs, Fold.

In addition to his musical successes, Jen has also found great fame in front of the camera. With over 40 movie roles under his belt, his roles range from comedies like Summer Holiday, romantic fantasies like Fly Me To Polaris and historical epics like Legendary Amazons. He also made his debut as a screenwriter and director in the recent All You Need Is Love. Beyond the cinema, Jen has also been a regular fixture on the small screen, acting in series such as 1998’s The Return Of Condor Heroes and 2011’s The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung. Jen also served as presenter on Top Gear China and has been a part of the Chinese Idol judging panel since 2013.

For more information, please go to https://www.rwgenting.com/entertainment/shows/Richie-Jen

Mariah Carey Live In Concert Kuala Lumpur 2018

Date: 16 Oct 2018

Venue: Plenary Hall, KLCC

The Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling songstress Mariah Carey is coming back to Kuala Lumpur. Proudly sponsored by Qi Group of Companies, the exclusive one-night only concert will take place at the Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre on October 16th. The pop Diva is set to perform her much loved number one hits, bringing a brand new show to her Malaysian fans.

Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/ songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few – with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance.

For more information, please visit https://www.ticket2u.com.my

Island Music Festival

Date: 12 – 14 October 2018

Venue: Long Beach, Redang Island in Terengganu

Now, if you are looking for different tunes and music crowd, head up to the east coast and let yourself loose in music and monsoon.

Island Music Festival is a 3 days and 2 nights celebration of Rhythm Nature that has been going on yearly at Long Beach, Redang Island since 2013. It’s a rain or shine festival on the beach so leave your raincoats at home. Expect to discover new music, make new friends, have new experiences and a new appreciation for Mother Nature while having a great time!

This package-based festival is pre-sold and the package is inclusive of accommodation, ferry transfer and all Island Music Festival activities and entertainment.

Featuring an eclectic mix of local and international performers, the Island Music Festival is a place where island-style hospitality meets the party scene with great music vibes. Presenting the very best in live music, the local flavours of the festival include sexy DJ sisters Leng Yein and Leng Sean, DJ Skeletor from Malaysia’s number one hit station Hitz.FM, soulful RB band Back2Basixx, hippie pop trio Jumero, sensual songbird Talitha Tan, and many more!

Meanwhile, coming all the way from Paris, Fabrice Morvan who was half of the pop duo Milli Vanilli will be performing in Malaysia for the first time.

Apart from the performances, the festival will also present a catwalk runway featuring the latest beach line of the renowned celebrity designer from LA, M the Movement.

There will also be some great island activities and workshops lined up such as beach volleyball, crossfit, jungle trekking, DJ workshop, limbo rock, yoga, and more.

For more information, please visit https://theislandmusicfestival.com.

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