Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lelaki Harapan Dunia - Malaysian Gala Premiere

Lelaki Harapan Dunia
In Cinemas 27th November 2014


Glittering array of celebrities and industry professionals join LELAKI HARAPAN DUNIA cast and crew for its homecoming premiere on 24 November 2014 at GSC Pavilion KL.  Datuk Kamil Othman (Director-General of FINAS), Jean-Pierre Dumont (Director of Alliance Fran├žaise Malaysia), Sofia Jane, Carmen Soo, Yeo Yann Yann, Bront Palarae, Sharifah Armani, Vanidah Imran, Rashidi Ishak, Beto Kusyairi, Khir Rahman, Melissa Saila, Redza Minhat, Osman Ali, Dain Said, Nandita Solomon, Chiu, Ellie Suriati, Saw Teong Hin, Julian Jayaseelam, Nik Amir Mustapha, Iedil Putra, Yeo Joon Han, Tan Chui Mui, Rewan Ishak, Ho Yuhang, Bernard Chauly, Sherry Alhadat, Lina Tan, Chris Chong, Leonard Tee, TP LIM and many more.
Liew Seng Tat’s highly anticipated film which has been selected for multiple international film festivals, Lelaki Harapan Dunia, is set to release on 27 November 2014 in Malaysian cinemas nationwide.
One of the key highlights of the night was when the director and cast of Lelaki Harapan Dunia rally together to carry a miniature replica of the house featured in the film in a true “gotong-royong” style. It was a wonderful sight to behold.

Lelaki Harapan Dunia follows a series of wild mishaps that befalls a quaint Malay village which lead to misunderstanding, false accusations and hilarious situations. The film has a stellar line up of Malaysian actors led by Wan Hanafi Su. It stars Harun Salim Bachik, Soffi Jikan, Jalil Hamid and Azhan Rani among others. It is produced by Sharon Gan and is a co-production project between Everything Films Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and Volya Films (The Netherlands), Flying Moon Filmproduktion (Germany) and Mandra Films (France).


Lelaki Harapan Dunia had its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival in August 2014. In September 2014, it had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival followed by Asian Premiere at Nara International Film Festival in Japan. Its festival run continued in October at Vancouver International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival. In November, it was selected to compete for the NETPAC awards in both Kolkata International Film Festival and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. It is currently screening at the Torino Film Festival in Italy (21 – 29 November 2014).



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Friday, November 21, 2014

Lelaki Harapan Dunia

Selected for
TORINO FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY

The 32nd Torino Film Festival kicks off today and will run till 29 November offering a selection of 197 titles, including 65 first and second feature films, 45 world premieres and 23 international premieres. The opening film is a French comedy, Gemma Bovary by Anne Fontaine, starring Fabrice Luchini and Gemma Arterton.  Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, will close the festival. One of the most eagerly awaited films this year includes Woody Allen's romantic comedy, Magic in the Moonlight. Eddie Redmayne, star of The Theory of Everything is one of the festival honourees this year.

Lelaki Harapan Dunia (English title: Men Who Save The World) is in the TorinoFilmLab selection, which will present nine titles backed by the international workshop.  Linked to the Torino Film Festival, TorinoFilmLab is a year-round, international laboratory that supports emerging talents from all over the world through training, development and funding activities. Lelaki Harapan Dunia participated in the TorinoFilmLab in 2010 and was one of the recipients of the production award that year.



Lelaki Harapan Dunia follows a series of wild mishaps that befalls a quaint Malay village which lead to misunderstanding, false accusations and hilarious situations. The film has a stellar line up of Malaysian actors led by Wan Hanafi Su. It stars Harun Salim Bachik, Soffi Jikan, Jalil Hamid and Azhan Rani among others. Directed by Liew Seng Tat, it is produced by Sharon Gan and is a co-production project between Everything Films Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and Volya Films (The Netherlands), Flying Moon Filmproduktion (Germany) and Mandra Films (France).

Lelaki Harapan Dunia had its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival in August 2014. In September 2014, it had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival followed by Asian Premiere at Nara International Film Festival in Japan. Its festival run continued in October at Vancouver International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival. This month it  has participated in two other festivals; Kolkata International Film Festival (10 - 17 November 2014) and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (6-21 November 2014).

This highly anticipated film hits Malaysia cinemas on 27 November 2014. For latest updates regarding the film, follow us on www.facebook.com/lelakiharapandunia

Film Synopsis
In a quaint Malay village, the villagers unite to help Pak Awang to physically carry an abandoned house from the jungle into the village as a gift for his daughter who is getting married.  Coincidentally an illegal African immigrant who is on the run found the house by accident and decided to hide in it.  When the village drug addict, mistook the black shadow he saw in the house as a ghost, the villagers fear that the relocation of the house has enraged the devil. The relocation of the house comes to a halt much to the distress of Pak Awang. A series of wild mishaps befall the village lead to false accusations, hillarious situations and 'ingenious' actions to protect the village from 'danger'.

Torino Film Festival
The Torino Film Festival (also called the Turin Film Festival, TFF) is an international film festival held annually in Turin, Italy. Held every November, it is the second largest film festival in Italy, following the Venice Film Festival. It was founded in 1982 by film critic and professor Gianni Rondolino as Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani or the Festival of Young Cinema. The festival's directors have included Alberto Barbera, Stefano della Casa, Giulia d'Agnolo, Roberto Turigliatto, Nanni Moretti and Gianni Amelio.



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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Julie's The Best Of You Life Exhibition

Celebrating everyday heroes at
The Best of You Life Exhibition at The Curve



The Best of You Movement was launched by Julie’s, the well-known biscuit manufacturer, in Malaysia and Singapore on June 1 2014. It’s a social awareness movement to celebrate everyday heroes.

The aim of the movement is to inspire a supportive community that revels in everyday accomplishments and milestones no matter how big or small they are.
 The movement called on the public to submit and share their personal and inspiring stories of people, things or experiences that have brought out the best in them via the website www.thebestofyou.my


They could make their submissions in any creative medium – writing, art and design, photography or film and music. About 1,000 Best of You entries were uploaded by participants from Malaysia and Singapore.
Their submissions have culminated in The Best of You Life Exhibition which will be held at The Curve, Petaling Jaya, from 28 October to 2 November 2014.
To influence or encourage the public to participate in the Best of You Movement, prominent and popular “Influencers” or spokespersons showed the way by sharing their Best of You stories on Facebook.

Influencers included actor Fizo Omar, TV host Owen Yap, world harmonica champion duo Aiden and Evelyn, well-known professional photographer Faizal Tan Sri Mustafa, Radio DJ Sophia Chin, folk music singer Peggy Lai, among several others, with engagement from three private colleges.
These colleges are: New Era College, One World Hanxing College and Cilantro Culinary Academy.  Engagement partners included Malaysia Chinese Photo Journalist Association, Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang  and House of Hope and Light).

The influencers will be present on 29 October at The Curve, together with Mr Sai Tzy Horng, consultant for The Best of You Movement, for the official launch of the Best of You Life Exhibition.

“The many seemingly small actions and achievements in our lives that are often neglected and forgotten are actually monumental,” said Mr Sai. “They represent our best efforts and stem from the love we have for our lives. It’s equally important that we take time out to recognize those efforts and achievements in ourselves and others.”
The Best of You Life Exhibition is a showcase for inspiring stories, poems, images, illustrations and videos. The public are invited to come and view the exhibition at The Curve, from 28 October to 2 November 2014, between 11am and 10pm.




The Best of You Movement and Life Exhibition will be an on-going annual event by Julie’s.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Suzuki Malaysia Automobile all geared up for its 2nd nationwide Suzuki Mega Roadshow

Enjoy great deals for all Suzuki models, stand a chance to win fantastic prizes & get to meet Celebrity Suzuki Enthusiasts!

Selangor, Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 - Suzuki Malaysia Automobile (SMA) has kicked off the brand’s second nationwide Suzuki Mega Roadshow in the Klang Valley, in what promises to be the best chance for Suzuki fans and enthusiasts to enjoy sensational deals on all Suzuki models, win fantastic prizes and get to meet celebrity Suzuki enthusiasts Keith Foo and Ustaz Hanafi Live in person.

“We are happy to end this year and welcome the new-year by organizing this mega roadshow with a bonanza of great deals, awesome prizes and thrilling test drives for all our loyal and new customers alike. This mega roadshow will be the SWIFTest way to happily drive away your favorite Suzuki model,” said Mr. Keiichi Suzuki, Managing Director for Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd.

Among the models to look out for that will be on promotion is the multiple award-winning Suzuki Swift, the Autocar Asean Supermini/Small Sedan Car of The Year 2013, along with the exhilarating Suzuki Swift Sport which recently bagged the Best Value for Money Sports Car award at the Asian Auto Allianz Industry Awards 2014, on top of being the Autocar Asean’s Small Sports/Performance Car of The Year 2013.  The accolades don’t stop here as the Swift was also voted the “Best Local Assembled Compact Car” by Asian Auto Allianz Industry Awards 2013, and it recently won the Autocar Asean Supermini/Small Sedan Car of The Year 2014 award.

“These awards are a clear indication of how popular and well-received the Swift is, and it reflects the Swift’s strong position and continuous appeal in the market today. All these awards also affirm the quality of Suzuki and the confidence our customers have with their respective Suzuki’s, which has been further bolstered by the 4-STAR scoring achieved in the NCAP Crash Test 2013,” stated Mr. Keiichi Suzuki.

The Swift is perfectly described by its name – It is a stylish and nifty car to be enjoyed for swift cruising through the streets – perfect for moving around through the hustle and bustle of the city and ideally complementing for ones’ lifestyle.



During this mega roadshow, customers can look forward to enjoying promotions and offers such as cash rebate of up to RM7,000, and an attractive financing rate from as low as 1.68% on selected models. Customers who come forward to test drive their favorite Suzuki models will stand a chance to win RM10,000 cash prize.

Also, customers will be in for a special treat as popular local celebrities Keith Foo and Ustaz Hanafi will be making special appearances at selected venues during the mega roadshow to share their take on the Suzuki ‘Way of Life!’ which involves their own personal travel experiences, as they impart valuable travel tips and advice for a safe and pleasant drive or journey.

Suzuki fans and enthusiasts will be able to test drive their favorite models at the following locations nationwide:

7 Nov – 9 Nov (Friday – Sunday)
Mydin USJ, Subang Jaya
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 8 November

14 Nov – 16 Nov (Friday – Sunday)
Setia City Mall, Shah Alam
Special appearance by Keith Foo from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on 15 November

21 Nov – 23 Nov (Friday – Sunday)
e@Curve, North Circle, Petaling Jaya
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 22 November

28 Nov – 30 Nov (Friday – Sunday)
AEON Seri Manjung Shopping Centre, Perak
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 29 November

5 Dec – 7 Dec (Friday – Sunday)
Queensbay Mall, Penang
Special appearance by Keith Foo from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on 6 December

12 Dec – 14 Dec (Friday – Sunday)
AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 13 December

18 Dec – 20 Dec (Thursday – Saturday)
Mydin Mall Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 20 December

8 Jan – 10 Jan (Thursday – Saturday)
KB Mall, Kota Bahru Kelantan
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 10 January

16 Jan – 18 Jan (Friday – Sunday)
East Coast Mall, Kuantan Pahang
Special appearance by Ustaz Hanafi from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 17 January

23 Jan – 25 Jan (Friday – Sunday)
Komtar Shopping Centre, Johor Bahru
Special appearance by Keith Foo from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on 25 January

30 Jan – 1 Feb (Friday – Sunday)
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Melaka
Special appearance by Keith Foo from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on 30 January

During the Suzuki Mega Roadshow, visitors and customers will get the opportunity to come up close and personal with the entire range of Suzuki cars, namely the Suzuki Swift, Swift RS, Swift Sport, Alto, Jimny, and Grand Vitara. Potential buyers will have all the more reason to go for the Suzuki Mega Roadshow as customers who register successfully at any of the Suzuki Mega Roadshow venues will receive limited-edition Suzuki Bluetooth speakers. So check out the list of dates and venues to visit the nearest Suzuki Mega Roadshow and see first-hand which Suzuki suits your lifestyle best while getting the opportunity to meet your favourite celebrity Suzuki enthusiast as well.     


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Great deals and better peace of mind with Chevrolet Year End Sales Campaign!

 Five-star models now offered with three-year free service inclusive of parts, lubes and labour

Kuala Lumpur, 24 October 2014 – To celebrate the year-end festive period, NAZA Quest Sdn Bhd, official distributor of Chevrolet in Malaysia, is running a Chevrolet Year End Sales Campaign from 1 October to 16 November 2014.

In conjunction with the campaign, all 2014 Chevrolet models including the Captiva, Colorado, Cruze, Orlando, Sonic and the newly launched Malibu purchased and registered during the promotional period will come with a three-year free service package (or 60,000km, whichever comes first) inclusive of parts, lubes and labour.

This offer allows prospective Chevrolet owners to enjoy the performance, practicality, reliability and safety – hallmarks of the Chevrolet brand – of their cars with a greater peace of mind.

To top it off, all Chevrolet showrooms nationwide will offer visitors the ‘Chevrolet Xperience’ from 1 to 2 November 2014, between 10:00AM to 7:00PM each day. As part of the experience, visitors will be able to test drive Chevrolet models and experience their European ride and handling first hand. Additionally, those who test drive or place a booking for any Chevrolet model during the ‘Chevrolet Xperience’ period will be rewarded with a special gift.

Starting from a pocket-friendly RM90,888, the Chevrolet Colorado boasts a five-star Asean NCAP safety rating – the only pickup truck to earn the distinction. The Chevrolet Cruze (*RM103,888), Orlando (*RM118,888), Captiva (*RM158,888) and Malibu (*RM153,888) are equally capable in the safety department, all having aced their respective European NCAP safety tests with five-star ratings as well.

The recently-launched Chevrolet Malibu executive sedan was also named as the “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) for two years in a row.

“Chevrolet cars have a proven track record in safety and the Chevrolet Year End Sales Campaign aims to promote our class-leading safety features to the masses by bundling them with stronger aftersales value and better peace of mind. It is one of our many initiatives to enhance the ownership experience of our customers and make Malaysian roads a safer place,” said Datuk Wira HJ SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, NAZA Group of Companies Joint Group Executive Chairman.

For more information on the Chevrolet Year End Sales Campaign and Chevrolet Xperience, call 1-800-2-CHEVY (24389) or visit www.chevrolet.com.my. Follow @Chevrolet_MY for the latest updates and offerings of Chevrolet Malaysia.


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Friday, August 8, 2014

RUN AND CYCLE THIS MERDEKA ON THE SEPANG FORMULA ONE RACING TRACK AT SUMMERNATS MALAYSIA


RUN AND CYCLE THIS MERDEKA ON THE SEPANG FORMULA ONE RACING TRACK AT SUMMERNATS MALAYSIA

Selangor, 7 August 2014 - Summernats Malaysia, which will be held from 29 to 31 August 2014 at the Sepang International Circuit, is calling on all running and cycling enthusiasts to be part of a rare opportunity to do what they love together on Merdeka Day.

Members of the public will have a chance of participating in an “11.08km Merdeka Run” and the "Biggest Merdeka Summernats Bicycle Gathering" which will be taking place this on 31 August on the Sepang Formula One racing track. The event is aimed at bringing together more than 8,000 participants. The "Biggest Merdeka Summernats Bicycle Gathering" will also enable cyclists to explore the Formula One and MotoGP racing track for two hours.

Participants who register before the closing date of 15 August 2014 for the “Sepang 11.08km Merdeka Run” need only pay a nominal fee of RM30. Finishers will receive a medal and certificate of participation. The "Biggest Merdeka Summernats Bicycle Gathering" meanwhile, will be free for cyclists who register before the closing date of 9 August 2014, and RM50 for those who register later which is also inclusive of a certificate of participation for those who participate in the two-hour event.

Enthusiasts and visitors to Summernats Malaysia are encouraged to also download its mobile application “Summernats Malaysia” on Google Play and Apple App Store which provides convenient information retrieval of the event, ticket purchasing and registration. The application also provides the Summernats Malaysia event schedule, houses a gallery page, the event layout, lists the many attractions available during the weekend and will also serve to remind users to attend the event. 

Modelled after Australia’s biggest automotive event Summer Nationals, Summernats Malaysia is an all in one mega motoring, lifestyle and family event, featuring a wide variety of attractions from a display of muscle, classic cars and hot rods, car modifications to being filled with engaging activities for the entire family. JPM Motorsport, the same organiser who brought you SuperGT from 2011 to 2013, invites the Malaysian public to come celebrate this unique Hari Merdeka event, which includes the opportunity of watching the 12-hour Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race.

“The “Sepang 11.08km Merdeka Run” and the "Biggest Merdeka Summernats Bicycle Gathering" is a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to experience the racing circuit on Merdeka Day, and it will take place just hours after the prestigious annual 12-Hour Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race,” said JPM Motorsport Managing Director T.J. Chin.

In conjunction with Summernats Malaysia, JPM Motorsport is also targeting to register two Malaysia Book of Records milestone for the Biggest Summernats Bike Gathering and the Biggest Summernats Car Gathering.

JPM Motorsport is no stranger to record breaking attempts, having set a Malaysia Book of Records for the largest Supercar Gathering in 2012 with a total of 608 supercars of different models and marques gathered on the Sepang International Circuit. Last year, the company also successfully attracted a total of 2,202 motorcycles in a single convoy to the Malaysian round of the Super GT Series at Sepang International Circuit, an event in which it was also the organiser.

Envisioned to become a regional attraction for the ASEAN automotive market, Summernats Malaysia will serve as a large commercial and marketing platform for car manufacturers, exhibitors of automotive products and accessories to display and promote their products to the general public.

To register for the event, kindly log on to www.summernats.com.my or forward your enquiries to JPM Motorsport at 03-77128762. Participants can also get more information about the two events from http://www.summernats.com.my/sepang_11.08km_run.php#.U7ZOI5SSz9U and http://www.summernats.com.my/biggest_summernats_bicycle_gathering.php#.U7ZOR5SSz9U.

For more information on Summernats Malaysia, visit www.summernats.com.my or for enquiries and to register your participation, call JPM Motorsport at 03-7712 8762.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

The stylish new Suzuki Swift RS zips through Malaysian streets in a blaze of colour

The stylish new Suzuki Swift RS zips through Malaysian streets in a blaze of colour

Selangor, Thursday, 12 June 2014 - Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd (SMA) introduced its sprightly new Swift RS to the Malaysian market today. Sharing the same DNA as its predecessor, the 1.4 Litre Swift RS is a sporty compact that has benefited from a bright splash of colour and technological enhancements.

This new variant of the popular Swift model delivers the same dynamic performance but with even greater flair. The Swift RS features an eye-catching black and red gradient rooftop, side body decal, stylish red lining on the body-kit with an additional back spoiler, LED Day-Running-Light, 16-inch ‘gun metallic’ aluminium-alloy wheels and the RS emblem to complete the look.
 
In line with Suzuki’s brand philosophy of delivering excitement, the Swift RS brings stand-out style to Malaysian streets and appeals to youthful drivers wishing to reflect their vibrant personality in their car’s appearance,” said Mr. Keiichi Suzuki, Managing Director of Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd.

The interior of the Swift RS is sporty and fresh with black and red leather seats and red stripe side-door trims. This latest variant also features a 2-Din touch-screen audio system with reverse camera, Bluetooth system with microphone, and True Mirroring with Smart phone* (*additional items required).

 “Being such a popular model with the younger Malaysian market, we have customised the Swift to suit the latest trends – with a pop of colour, sporty features and new technology,” added Mr. Keiichi.

This 1.4litre-petrol-engine vehicle has a maximum output of 95PS (70kW)/6,000rpm and maximum torque of 130Nm/4,000rpm. Its standard Swift features are worthy of highlighting too:  LCD display dashboard, telescopic steering wheel, keyless transmitter and push-start system and SRS airbags.

The Swift RS is available with Automatic Transmission at the sensational price of RM 79,388.00 – On The Road (OTR) without insurance for Peninsular Malaysia, RM 85,140.00 for Sarawak and RM85,124.00 for Sabah. The Swift RS comes with 3 years warranty or 100,000km (whichever comes first), with the exception of the RS rooftop sticker, which has a 2-year warranty.



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Friday, June 6, 2014

SUMMERNATS MALAYSIA EXCITEMENT KICKS OFF WITH THREE ROADSHOWS THIS WEEKEND

SUMMERNATS MALAYSIA EXCITEMENT KICKS OFF WITH THREE ROADSHOWS THIS WEEKEND

Selangor, 5 June 2014 - Summernats Malaysia, modelled after Australia’s prestigious Summer Nationals, kicks off its promotional campaign with three roadshows this weekend to introduce enthusiasts and the public to what is envisioned to become Malaysia’s largest automotive event.

Organised by JPM Motorsport, Summernats Malaysia will be held from 29 to 31 August 2014 at the Sepang International Circuit, and is an all-in-one mega automotive, lifestyle and family event, featuring a wide variety of attractions from a display of muscle, classic cars and hot rods, car modifications to a wide variety of engaging activities for the entire family.
This weekend’s roadshows will take place at the Art of Speed Kustom Kulture auto show at Citta Mall in Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya from 7 to 8 June; in conjunction with the Encorp Strand Mall grand opening in Kota Damansara from 6 to 8 June; and at the Auto City Carnival in Juru, Penang from 6 to 8 June.

The next leg of the Summernats Malaysia roadshow will take place at the PJ Lifestyle Carnival from 13-15 June at Menara MBPJ in Petaling Jaya.

The public can take this opportunity to register to participate in an 11.08km fun run to be held around the Sepang International Circuit in conjunction with Summernats Malaysia. Also organised will be a fun ride for cyclists around the Sepang International Circuit which will coincide with the Biggest Summernats Malaysia Bicycle Gathering. Both events are free of charge and enthusiasts need only to register their participation at the roadshow to be entitled to a free cap.

“Summernats Malaysia is a weekend getaway for everyone, catering not only to automotive and motorsports enthusiasts but is planned around a myriad of activities and attractions for the whole family,” JPM Motorsport Managing Director T.J. Chin.

In line with capturing the excitement of Summernats Malaysia, JPM Motorsport is also running a photo contest where shutterbugs and auto enthusiasts stand to win attractive prizes. All you are required to do is “Like” the Summernats Malaysia Facebook page during the roadshow, snap a photo with the cars and bikes on display and share on Facebook.

During the roadshow, members of the public can register their interest to participate in a record-breaking feat to set three new achievements for the Malaysia Book of Records. This will be an attempt to set the records for the Biggest Summernats Malaysia Bike Gathering; Biggest Summernats Malaysia Car gathering; and Biggest Summernats Malaysia Bicycle Gathering.

Visitors to Summernats Malaysia will also have the chance to celebrate Hari Merdeka watching Malaysia’s prestigious 12-hour Merdeka Millennium Endurance race.

Also envisioned to become a regional attraction for the ASEAN automotive market, Summernats Malaysia will serve as a large commercial and marketing platform for car manufacturers, exhibitors of automotive products and accessories to display and promote their products to the general public. It is also a platform for enthusiasts to display their passion on motoring hobbies for public display.

For more information on Summernats Malaysia, visit www.summernats.com.my or for enquiries and to register your participation, call JPM Motorsport at 03-7712 8762.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SummerNats Malaysia: The largest congregation of classic, custom, hot rods, muscle and super cars and motorcycles

SummerNats Malaysia: The largest congregation of classic, custom, hot rods, muscle and super cars and motorcycles
Malaysia to host the first international show for Australia’s Biggest Auto Event
A four-day auto escapade with diverse proportions

Australia’s biggest automotive event, Summer Nationals or SummerNats, is coming to Malaysia and for motor heads, the hosting of the very first SummerNats Malaysia is going to be the start of a huge annual pilgrimage for custom and collectible car and motorcycle lovers.
Promoted by JPM Motorsport, SummerNats Malaysia will be held at the Sepang International Circuit over four days from 29 August to 1 September 2014. The prestigious event was officially launched by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Tan Sri Abdul Aziz, the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia together with Mr Russell Avis, General Manager of SummerNats Australia, Mr J.P. Chin, Founder of JPM Motorsport and witnessed by Ms. Susan Kahwati, Senior Trade;Investment Commissioner of the Australian Trade Commission in Malaysia; Brunei and Datuk Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of Sepang International Circuit.
“This is the first international debut for SummerNats and it’s going to be big!” said JPM Motorsport Founder, J.P. Chin.

Summer Nationals or SummerNats, has grown into a genuine Australian icon, an annual auto festival that was the brainchild of renowned car enthusiast Chic Henry who kicked off the first event of its kind in 1988. Today, 26 years later, SummerNats is regarded as the biggest event in Australia. It was voted as Australia’s Favorite Event in 2013 and in 2014, attracting a total of 103,437 spectators.

Evolving into what has become an annual pilgrimage for motor heads down under, up to 1,500 of the toughest Australian elite street machines descend on Exhibition Park in Canberra for a three-and-a-half day showdown in front of close to 100,000 spectators fueled by the judging of top street machines, the world’s best burnout battle, precision driving demos, horsepower heroics, and much more.

SummerNats Malaysia sets out to emulate this high octane show in what will also be the SummerNats brand’s first ever foray outside of Australia. SummerNats Malaysia will however, diversify its attraction to welcome the world of custom motorcycles and superbikes, in addition to taking on a more family-oriented weekend for spectators.

“Having an event, not only for the enthusiast, but one which caters to the entire family is something we strongly believe in. We’ve proven this to become a successful formula for three years running when we previously acquired the rights to host the Malaysian round of the Super GT Championship,” said Chin whose company not only promotes motor-racing events but has also successfully a carved a niche for itself in organizing concerts in Malaysia by international K-Pop artistes.

“This marks a new milestone for JPM Motorsport. We see this exciting event, as another step towards realizing our vision and mission which is: to make motorsports accessible to enthusiasts by creating opportunities and proper platforms, and to build an active and dynamic motorsports lifestyle community through various events, and ultimately, and by doing so, becoming a leader through active participation and unique conceptualization of all motorsport related activities.”

As a leading promoter of international and world class events, JPM Motorsport believes Malaysia is an ideal hub for SummerNats given the increasing levels of appreciation and the growing number of enthusiasts as well as serious collectors of classic, custom, hot rods, muscle and super cars. 

Envisioned not only to become Malaysia’s largest automotive event but a regional attraction for the ASEAN automotive market, SummerNats Malaysia will also serve as a large commercial and marketing platform for car manufacturers, exhibitors of automotive products and accessories to display and promote their products to the general public.

There will be hundreds vehicles on display which consists of American and European classic, sports and muscle cars, some of which are collectibles from JPM Motorsport’s very own auto musuem.  This includes legendary classics such as the AC Cobra, the Chevrolet Camaro SS, the Chevrolet Bel Air, the Chevrolet Impala and the all American, the legendary Ford Mustang. Also on display will be thousand custom made two wheelers and exotic super bikes.

The first edition of SummerNats Malaysia will feature 8 of the competition winning cars from Australia being put on display for Malaysian car enthusiasts.

One of the highlights of the event will be the SummerNats Street Machine parade which will involve not only Muscle Cars, Classic Cars, Supercars and Sports cars but also include all genre of motorcycles from choppers and superbikes, to sports bike and even interesting bikes like Vespa participating in a parade within and outside of the Sepang International Circuit. For bikers, JPM Motorsport will be organizing a Malaysia Riding Tour in which the final rendezvous point will be at SummerNats Malaysia.

SummerNats Malaysia will also have ample local flavor, acknowledging homegrown talent by crowning the Best Local Custom Car and Motorcycle. The SummerNats Judging Pavilion will see cars and bikes alike competing against each other in 12 categories, judged by a panel of reputable judges from Australia and Malaysia through partners such as Tom’s Stickers.


SummerNats Malaysia will also feature the best Burnouts involving both cars and motorcycles. Track time will also be provided for super car and sports car owners. The event is also being supported by the presence of a fleet of thoroughbred supercars from the Ferrari Owner’s Club of Malaysia, Porsche Club Malaysia, and the Lamborghini Owner’s Malaysia.

Auto enthusiasts and spectators can also look forward to what is being planned as the biggest car and motorcycle gathering, in an attempt to set an all-new milestone under the Malaysian Book of Records. JPM Motorsport will be out to create another Malaysia book of records entry with the biggest bicycle gathering on Merdeka Day. The target is to have 10,000 cyclists gathered and for those who like, do some fun laps around the Sepang International Circuit.

SummerNats Malaysia will include a motorshow with the aim of housing all reputable car and motorcycle brands during the weekend. And for those who love or intend to customize their cars, there will also be a special zone dedicated to aftermarket products and accessories. Also being staged at SummerNats Malaysia is the UltraRacing Gymkhana for local car enthusiasts.

In addition, SummerNats Malaysia will also feature an infotainment zone. This is a new innovation where the objective is to educate the public everything about automotive, from safety related issues to fun stuff. Activities will include talks by reputable hosts, product demonstrations and crowd engaging competitions.

It will be nothing short of high speed action at SummerNats Malaysia which will also coincide with the running of the annual Sepang 12-Hour Race or previously known as Merdeka Endurance Race. The race will feature many local and international race teams, with world-class drivers piloting equally world class racing machines dicing it out for 12 hours.

In line with making SummerNats Malaysia a truly family event, JPM Motorsport has also lined up activities for ladies and children which includes a bazaar, food festival and special kids zone.

Tickets to SummerNats Malaysia are priced at RM100 for four days, and are available online from the JPM/SummerNats website or via appointed ticketing agents.

For more information about SummerNats Australia and to give visitors an idea of what is in store for Malaysia, visitwww.summernats.com.au and www.summernats.com.my

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Suzuki gets off to a Swift start in 2014 with the extension of its nationwide Suzuki Mega Roadshow

Suzuki gets off to a Swift start in 2014 with the extension of its nationwide Suzuki Mega Roadshow
Fantastic deals on all models with cash rebate offers now up to RM15,000!

Kuala Lumpur, 13 January 2014 – Suzuki Malaysia Automobile (SMA) brought 2013 to a sensational conclusion in December with its inaugural nationwide Suzuki Mega Roadshow. Now, to kick-start the New Year, Suzuki has extended the promotion until 2 March 2014! The roadshow continues with its first stop of the year at Mydin in Kuala Terengganu.
“The 2013 roadshow was a great success and customers really appreciated the opportunity to end the year on a high note – with their new Suzuki! Hence, we’ve decided to extend the promotion with fantastic deals, exciting prizes and enjoyable test drive experiences right through Chinese New Year, until the first weekend of March,” said En. Shahrul Mizan, Head of Sales and Marketing Division for Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd.
Among the models on promotion is the multiple award-winning Swift, which received the Autocar Asean Car of The Year 2013 award, under the Supermini/ Small Sedan category, while the Swift Sport was the clear winner in the Small Sports/ Performance car category.  The Swift is also touted as the “Best Local Assembled Compact Car” by Asian Auto Allianz Industry Awards 2013.
“These awards speak volumes of the popularity of the Swift and the local market’s appreciation of exceptional quality. Through the extension of our roadshow, we’re bringing the best of Suzuki at amazing prices to Malaysians across the country,” added Shahrul.
The Swift is the perfect representation of its name – a stylish and nifty car that swiftly cruises through the streets – perfect for the hustle and bustle of city living.
The promotion offers customers cash rebate amounts of up to RM15,000 (subject to terms and conditions). Buyers of the Swift GL and the Swift GLX, will also get to enjoy the low financing rate of 1.88% per annum from either MayBank or RHB Islamic Bank.
Fans of Suzuki will be able to test drive their dream model at the following locations for the duration of the roadshow:                                            
17 - 19 Jan (Friday-Sunday)
      i.        Mydin Mall, Kuala Terengganu

24 - 26 Jan (Friday-Sunday)
      i.        Delta Mall, Sibu

5 - 7 Feb (Wednesday-Friday)
      i.        KB Mall, Kota Bahru

7 - 9 Feb (Friday-Sunday)
      i.        East Coast Mall, Kuantan
    ii.        AEON Kinta City, Ipoh

13- 15 Feb (Thursday-Saturday)
      i.        Star Parade, Alor Setar

21 - 23 Feb (Friday-Sunday)
      i.        Ujana Kewangan Mall, Labuan

28 Feb - 2 Mar (Friday-Sunday)
      i.        DRB-HICOM Auto Fest 2014 @ EON Head Office Complex, Shah Alam,  Selangor


 
Adding even more reason to visit the Suzuki Mega Roadshow is the promise that the first 500 Suzuki SWIFT customers who register successfully at any of the Suzuki Mega Roadshow venues will stand a chance to participate in the lucky draw. Exciting prizes range from the Grand Prize of an all expenses paid trip two to Japan, a 60” LED TV & Home Theater system, Savings Accounts with ASN/ASB worth RM10,000 and Parkson shopping vouchers valued at RM5,000 (terms and conditions apply).                





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