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NINETOLOGY OPENED THE SECOND EXPERIENTIAL FLAGSHIP TOUCH POINT AT GURNEY PARAGON PENANG

Written by crizlai on Jul 5th, 2014 | Filed under: event, mobile, penang, product, technology

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Barely a year from the opening of the first Ninetology Experiential Flagship Touch Point at Plaza Low Yat, Malaysia’s Largest IT Lifestyle Mall, on 30 August 2013, Ninetology today had expanded to the Northern region with the second Experiential Flagship Touch Point at Gurney Paragon, Penang. With a unique concept unlike others, consumers from Penang as well as the surrounding states would get to experience the touch and feel of its devices to complement today’s lifestyles and culture.

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The launching ceremony was graced by the management team of Ninetology ASEAN comprising of Mr Sean Ng (Chief Executive Officer), Mr Marco Beh (Chief Operating Officer), Mr Leslie Loh (Chief Digital Officer) plus Malaysian singer and songwriter, Yise Loo.

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“Our Experiential Centers celebrates freedom of expression with a wide offering of our latest Ninetology U9 smart phones and lifestyle accessories that cater to consumers with a wide variety of interests including technology, fashion, art and so forth. Here at our center, we do not only showcase our products, but it is a place where consumers can indulge the ‘urbanite’ environment and convenience alongside the recent introduction to our eChannel. Our smart phones can be purchased through our outlets and eChannel with efficient payment gateways for ultimate convenience at their finger tips,” said Sean Ng, Chief Executive Officer of Ninetology ASEAN.

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Both experiential centers in Gurney Paragon and Low Yat Plaza, Kuala Lumpur focuses on upholding Ninetology’s after sales service, 9care. 9care is available both online and offline, hence users can now find convenience to identify or solve any issues regarding their devices. The Ninetology’s Flagship Touch Point is opened from 10.00am to 10.00pm daily.

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For the opening, the Gurney Paragon Ninetology Experiential Flagship Touch Point also had the Unlock Screen Challenge, where customer would get the chance to unlock the U9Z1T screen with a 9 dots special code. The person who could unlock the phone would get to win home the U9Z1T. Each try would be at RM1 and proceed would go to the respective charitable organizations. Terms & Conditions apply.

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The official opening of the Ninetology Experiential Flagship Touch Point was also attended by some of the Penang bloggers.

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For more information, please visit:
Ninetology’s Official Website: http://www.ninetology.com/
Ninetology’s eChannel: http://www.ninetology.com/echannel
Ninetology’s 9care: http://www.ninetology.com/9care

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WINES OF THE WORLD LAUNCH AT THE BEST BREW @ FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON PENANG

Written by crizlai on Jun 16th, 2014 | Filed under: announcement, penang, review

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For those wine lovers, chilling out would not be the same anymore with the launch of Wines of the World (WOW) at The Best Brew @ Four Points by Sheraton Penang. You have the option to try out 250 wines from 30 quality wineries in 11 countries from Australia up to Spain. Why not enjoy the comfort of the bar while watching FIFA World Cup 2014 with a glass or a bottle of wine instead? Currently, up to 15 July 2014, SPG members get to enjoy any 3 selections from our Wines of the World menu at 25% off at The Best Brew or The Eatery. If you are not a member, you can sign up for SPG membership here at http://bit.ly/1q2QQRT

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Cheese always pair well with wine, thus the chef had prepared some cheese spread such as bleu cheese, brie, cheddar, mozzarella plus some vegetable sticks, fruits and crackers to blend in with the occasion for the night.

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Now, let me introduce you to a few of the top selling brands for the wines. Firstly, there’s the De Bortoli Sparkling Brut N/V (Australia – Glass: RM60+/ Bottle: RM250+, Non-Vintage). The sparkling wine was bubbly refreshing with fresh fruit flavors and smooth to drink. It had some delicate, creamy and crisp acid finishes. This medium-dry and light bodied wine would be best enjoyed as an aperitif.

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Next, we had a sample tasting on 3 different white wines such as the Parellada Torres Mas Rabell (Spain – Glass: RM35+ / Bottle: RM150+), Bianco, Frescobaldi Remole Toscana (Italy – Bottle: RM170+) and Sauvignon Blanc, Deen Bortoli Vat 2 (Australia – Bottle: RM160+). The fresh, light bodied and uncomplicated Parellada Torres Mas Rabell Spanish wine was pleasantly fruity with a light sparkling acidity. Its freshness fits excellent consumption during young years. The Bianco, Frescobaldi Remole Toscana is a pale straw color shot through with greenish highlights and has a lovely fruitiness on the nose, with confident notes of ripe pear and nectarine. Its delicate floral notes continue onto a palate that is crisp, tangy and full-flavored. The Italian wine would act as an excellent aperitif to enhance flavors in salads, pasta and fish. On the other hand, the award winning (2013 Brisbane Wine Show – Gold Medal, 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition – Bronze Medal and 2013 Perth Wine Show – Bronze Medal) Sauvignon Blanc, Deen Bortoli Vat 2 is perhaps the best value range of wine amongst the 3 option stated above based on its refreshing and fruity taste. It’s bright on the nose with hints of snow pea and passion fruit, almost similar to the smell of guavas with a light touch of the aroma of freshly chopped parsley. It’s also crisp and lively on the palate with tropical fruit flavors and cleansing acidity.

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We also tasted 3 different red wines such as the Carinena Garnacha, Torres Mas Rabell (Spain – Glass: RM35+ / Bottle: RM170+), Frescobaldi Remole Toscana IGT (Italy – Bottle: RM140+) and Shiraz, Deen Bortoli Vat 8 (Australia – Bottle: RM160+). The Carinena Garnacha, Torres Mas Rabell is deep ruby colored with a hint of ochre with rather complex notes of spices and blackberries, almost similar to a fruity version of licorice. The Spanish red wine would be ideal to pair with hearty dishes such as meat roasts and casseroles. The Frescobaldi Remole Toscana IGT has a luminous ruby of appealing depth, rich and announces an equally complex nose, peppery spicy with multi-faceted aromas of red and dark fruits. The entry is velvety and warm with a tasty vein of acidity and an aromatic fruity finish. It can be enjoyed on all occasions especially with those non-spicy charcuterie pastas with tomato base. Lastly, we also tasted the Shiraz, Deen Bortoli Vat 8 which had a distinctive dry prunes aroma, red and black berries flavors and soft oaky nuance. The palate offers sweet and ripe fruits characteristics with a light touch of peppery and oaky tannins.

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Overall, the Best Brew had a large selection of wines for everyone’s personal needs. You would sure find a brand that would suit you for casual drinking or to pair with your meals. Don’t forget to register yourself with SPG for more value added offers.

The Best Brew @ Four Points By Sheraton is located along the main road of Jalan Tanjung Bunga. To get there, just use the road going towards the beaches of Batu Ferringhi. As you reach a curving part of the road, keep to your right after the first traffic lights (Chinese Swimming Club on your right). At the second traffic lights, turn right into the hotel’s premises to find a car park. Walk straight into the lobby and you can find The Best Brew is located at the left wing of the hotel.

Honest and uncomplicated, Four Points by Sheraton Penang is located on the main road connecting UNESCO World Cultural Heritage city Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi, a popular beach area. The hotel is situated on a stretch of white sandy beach overlooking the shimmering sea of Tanjung Bungah. Ideal for leisure and business travelers looking for a peaceful, yet convenient getaway, the hotel is 12 minutes from the bustling city center and 45 minutes from the Bayan Lepas International Airport by bus or taxi.

Known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, the what-to-do-list on the island of Penang is plenty. It attracts visitors with its flavorful cuisine, vibrant culture and rich history. For those who are interested in the history and heritage of this island, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is just 15 minutes away from the hotel with numerous old architectures, shops and cafés to admire. Alternatively, take in the spectacular views of Georgetown and the iconic Penang Bridge from a distance on top the Penang Hill, via a cable car ride up. For more information or to make reservation please call +604-371 8888 or email [email protected] or visit www.fourpoints.com/penang.

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Name: THE BEST BREW @ FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON PENANG
Address: 505 Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-371 8888 (General), 604-371 8707 (The Eatery)
Business Hours: 12.00pm – 1.00am (Monday – Thursday) & 12.00pm – 2.00am (Friday – Sunday)
GPS: 5.463681, 100.301836
Please refer to: The Best Brew Menu

RATING:
Ambience: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 7.5/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

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GURNEY PARAGON MALL HAS UNLEASHED THE GIGANTIC TRANSFORMERS IN PENANG

Written by crizlai on Jun 9th, 2014 | Filed under: announcement, event, penang

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Early this morning, Gurney Paragon Mall has unleashed the gigantic Transformers, namely Optimus Prime and Bumblebee at its main atrium from 9 June 2014 until 13 July 2014. Being popular icons for blockbusters and toys for the last 3 decades, Hasbro kicked-off the “Thrilling 30th Anniversary” to celebrate the Transformers brand legacy all around the world.

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In line with the celebration, Gurney Paragon Mall is proud to present to you for the very first time in Penang, the giant Autobots featuring the 23’ Optimus Prime and 17’ Bumblebee.

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At the same time, Bumblebee’s disguise as the legendary yellow Chevrolet’s Camaro, the special edition performance car which has both style and power, was also on display. You can check out the cool exterior and interior of the stylish sport car.

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The event was launched by Hunza Properties Bhd’s Executive Chairman, Dato’ Khor Teng Tong, by starting the engine of the limited edition Chevrolet Camaro. “For the very first time in Penang, the giants’ robots are unleashed at Gurney Paragon Mall and we are thrilled to share this celebration with the fans in Malaysia and around the region. The Transformers is a pop culture phenomenon with millions of fans all over the world. We believe this international event will help to add vibrancy into the tourism sector and solidify Penang as an exciting tourism destination,” remarked Ms. Khor Tze Ming, Group Executive Director of Hunza Properties (M) Sdn Bhd.

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Furthermore, there will be a showcase of Transformers collectibles and toy fair during the 30th Anniversary campaign. Fans and shoppers can view the Transformers action figurines in various shapes and sizes and shop for their favorite toys character merchandise. Besides the display of the two giant Autobots at the atrium of Gurney Paragon Mall, shoppers can have the photo opportunity with the 7’ high Optimus Prime and Bumblebee respectively, located at Level 8 (in front of TGV ticket counters) for free, courtesy of TGV Cinemas.

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To get the exclusive opportunity to have your photos taken with the gigantic Autobots, shoppers can redeem an exclusive photo opportunity with the Optimus Prime or Bumblebee with a spending of RM200 and above in a single receipt. Professional photography service will be available on the spot to provide their expertise. Alternatively, fans of Transformers can take photo with EITHER ONE of the giant robots at RM38 or pay RM88 to have the ultimate photo opportunity with ALL the main highlights such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the Chevrolet Camaro. A 4R photo would be produced, inclusive a CD hardcopy and handed over to the photograph owner within the next 30 minutes to an hour.

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To make the event more fun-filled, social media fans can take part in the selfie contest organized by Gurney Paragon Mall in Facebook or Instagram. The winners will stand a chance to win attractive Transformers merchandise worth more than RM3000. For more information about the contest, please log on to their Facebook page at http://facebook.com/gurneyparagon.

The Gurney Paragon Mall Management would also like to extend their gratitude to TGV Cinemas, Chevrolet and Sharp for their sponsorships.

 

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ELECTRIFYING EXPERIENCE WITH H-ARTISTRY 2014 AT SPICE PENANG

Written by crizlai on May 27th, 2014 | Filed under: event, penang

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Just like last year, the H-Artistry 2014 rocked more than 2000 Penangites at SPICE (Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre) formerly known as PISA (Penang International Sports Arena) on 17 May 2014 from 7.00pm until 1.00am. Party revelers were treated to a spectacular mix of stellar acts from across the globe from the East and West, namely Australia, Taiwan and Malaysia with an eclectic mix of pop, EDM, and electro house beats. Again, this year’s event was another epic super-clubbing experience for all.

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This year’s H-Artistry had the guests dressed up in hues of red and black, turning the whole party arena into a sea of lively individuals filled with excitement, energy and strength. We were again greeted by the host, Julie Woon, an experienced emcee for all the H-Artistry events. This year’s stage set-up was amazing with towering H-Artistry LED backdrops. The energy in the main arena peaked as the opening sequence featured an electrifying laser show, striking LED visuals and a build-up of energy and excitement from the crowd that definitely shook the arena.

As the room faded to black, individual lights lit to reveal Paperplane Pursuit who serenaded the crowd with their hits such as “Everybody Wants Somebody” and “Higher”. The Malaysian pop sensation wooed the crowd as they joined in to echo the lyrics of each song.

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Suddenly, there was an unscheduled surprise for the crowd as the H-Project DJ’s joined the pop trio to deliver an up-tempo collaboration on “Beats of Your Love”. That’s got the crowds’ party mood boasted. The H-Project DJ’s continued to deliver an epic fist-pumping set, resulting in fist-pumping movements and screams of excitement from the crowd. The energetic experience was only to be topped off with a reveal of the duo behind the decks – with the reveal leading to the introduction of DJ Ernest C, and DJ Reeve to the enthusiastic crowd.

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The crowd went wild into more excitements when Taiwan’s EDM/mando pop band, Magic Power took over the stage, delivering a multi-genre musical journey like no other. The energetic Taiwan based band featured hit tracks such as “Never Play by the Rules” and “Super Hero”.

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Magic Power had a surprise collaboration with Paperplane Pursuit by having a duet on “Love The Way You Lie” (originally by Eminem). I’m sorry I could not get the best audio here but you can see in the video below that they did a great job during the night. It was obvious that their performance was a hit as fans whole heartedly declared their love for the all male assemble in the form of excited cheers.

As the cheers grew louder, the Australian queen of big room-beats, DJ Brooklyn, took over the deck and made her presence obvious as she dropped beats and tunes that got the whole arena pumping.

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With energies soaring across the roof, the crowd gave a warm Malaysian welcome to the electro house trio, Imma*Bleep*YouUp and their warm welcome was well received as the trio responded with waves of EDM drops, accompanied by stunning laser projections, which definitely delivered Penangites with nothing short of an epic super-clubbing experience.

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H-Artistry Penang 2014 at SPICE was truly a night of musical artistry, paired with a sensational experience befitting of an epic first H-Artistry series of epic super-clubbing parties for 2014. H-Artistry events are by-invite-only and are open to non-Muslims aged 18 years old and above. Keep it locked on www.h-artistry.com.my for updates on future H-Artistry events slated for 2014.

As always, H-Artistry-The Global Art of Mixing, strongly advocates responsible drinking and works towards ensuring the safety of each and every guest at the event. Amongst the safety and security measures implemented at the H-Artistry Penang 2014 were taxi chauffeuring to and fro with subsidized taxi fares, endless reminders to party revelers to be responsible, chill-out zones with complimentary mineral water, availability of F&B vendors and medical personnel in case of needs.

Prior to the night’s event, some of us also had a meet & greet session with the artistes. They were indeed a bunch of down-to-earth people who were willing to share their experiences as well as future dreams with the invited guests and media.

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THE ARTISTES LINE UPS OF H-ARTISTRY 2014 AT SPICE PENANG

Written by crizlai on May 11th, 2014 | Filed under: event, party, penang

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With the H-Artistry 2014 just around the corner on 17 May 2014 from 7.00pm until 1.00am at the SPICE (Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre) formerly known as PISA (Penang International Sports Arena), who would you be expecting as the line ups? Feeling curious now? Check out below for some peeps on what to expect during Penang’s biggest H-Artistry 2014 party.

More information on how to get the tickets can be obtained here.

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Magic Power: Hailing from Taiwan, this multi-genre MandoPop band brings a fresh and new style of music through their fusion of rock, hip-hop and EDM beats. Hailed as MandoPop’s number 1 EDM band, the boys from Magic Power have been taking over airwaves and hearts all around the world with hits such as “Gan Jue Fan” and “Tian Ji”. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for an experience like no other with Magic Power at H-Artistry Penang 2014.

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DJ Brooklyn: Hailing from the land down under, Gold Coast’s DJ Brooklyn was introduced to the stage at a very young age and has not looked back ever since. Inspired by Havana Brown’s performance style, DJ Brooklyn is famous for her big-room tunes and will definitely send the H-Artistry Penang 2014 dance floor into a fist pumping, body rocking frenzy with her infectious energetic personality.

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Imma*Bleep*YouUp (IMBYU): IMBYU is one of Malaysia’s very own group of house music heroes – consisting of Mr Fluff, Addic3rd and UnkleJaymz. Heavily influenced by Alesso, Avicii, Dada Life, and Tommy Trash, the big room style of IMBYU will definitely bring the house down at H-Artistry Penang 2014.

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Paperplane Pursuit: Serenading the world with their pop-inspired beats and songs, Paperplane Pursuit is currently one of the hottest bands on Malaysian airwaves. Having released their first single and mini album in 2009, which was featured on MTV Asia, the trio have since released numerous hit singles such as ‘Everybody Wants Somebody’, ‘What If’ and ‘Beats of Your Love’. Get ready to be serenaded by one of Malaysia’s best pop bands at this year’s H-Artistry Penang 2014.

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