Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Ji Chang Wook for TVN Launch and Fabricated City in Malaysia

Ji Chang Wook, one of hot korean actor was in town on 8 April 2017 for TVN movies launch and Fabricated City Gala premiere.
During the press conference for Fabricated City, he talk about the hardship he had to endure during the filming of the movie. One of the challenge is at the start of the filming, the weather was hot but towards the end the weather was very cold. Despite that he gave his best. This time around his character required a lot of actions and fighting scenes. His character: In real life, Kwon Yoo (Ji Chang Wook) is unemployed but in the virtual world he is recognized as a top gamer with no rival. 

This is his first time in Malaysia, he would like to come again for holiday and explore more about Malaysia. Currently he is busy with filming romantic comedy drama. He will be enlisted in army by the end of this year.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Running Man Alive in Malaysia 2017


Organised by YS Entertainment, RUNNING MAN 2017 LIVE IN MALAYSIA set to vow fans with full surprises at The Mines International Exhibition & Convention Center (MIECC) on 22nd of April 2017 6pm sharp. 
Ever since South Korea’s longest running popular variety show RUNNING MAN has embarked on their world concert tour in February 2017, the very own entertaining stars like Song Ji-Hyo, Lee Kwang-Soo, Kim Jong-Kook, Ji Suk-Jin and HAHA will be meeting Malaysian fans very soon this April. 
Aside from the first announcement of Skull, the famous South Korean reggae singer as special guest, the organiser is announcing more surprises as new line-ups. International Korean singer who made it a success in various European and Asian countries, Se7en (Choi Dong-Wook) and Victor Wong Pin Kuan, Malaysian born Chinese singer who made his name well in the Taiwan music scene since 90’s will be appearing as special guests as well. 
Se7en has returned to the Korean music scene after his military service, and now focused on making his own album whilst running promotion in Asia region under his own established company – Eleven Nine. Fans in Malaysia will have this golden opportunity to witness Se7en’s famous solo performance after so long. Se7en is more than excited and looking forward to be part of the RUNNING MAN 2017 Live in Malaysia concert to perform in front of his Malaysian fans. Fans out there don’t miss this precious chance! 
Running Man Turbo Spartan Kim Jong-Kook had released a Mandarin Single numbered “Don’t Need To Return My Love” in January 2017, which he did a special crossover with Malaysian Chinese Singer, Victor Wong. Kim JongKook fell in love right away with Victor’s composition of the song, hence the crossover. Besides the wonderful chemistry from the song they made, you could enjoy the lovely vocal of Victor Wong on stage during the concert. 
Since the commencement of ticket launch on 29 th March, VIP and PS5 tickets snapped up in minutes. In order to show gratitude towards fans’ great support, VIP and PS1 ticket purchasers will receive complimentary official light stick. VIP ticket holders will also entitled for a chance to get close with the 5 members of RUNNING MAN. For other ticket purchasers will also get a complimentary concert poster on the day itself. 
RUNNING MAN 2017 LIVE IN MALAYSIA organized by YS Entertainment, ERA FM & MY FM as official media partners. Ticket sales are now available throughout all appointed TicketCharge outlets in Malaysia and online purchases on www.ticketcharge.com.my. Ticket prices from RM 758 (VIP), RM 608 (PS1), RM 508 (PS2), RM408 (PS3), RM308 (PS4) and RM 208 (PS5), all ticket prices inclusive of RM4 processing fees. 

For ticket sales enquiries, please contact TicketCharge at +603 9222 8811 (Kuala Lumpur ot +604 645 9811 (Penang) and +603 9520 4310 (Concert Hotline) for other enquiries.

Saturday, 1 April 2017


Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, 31 March 2017 – Multi-talented actor JI Chang-wook is set to grace Malaysian shores next week for the first time ever on 8 April 2017, to discuss his new action crime film, Fabricated City. This movie is proudly presented by tvN Movies, World’s First & Only Korean Blockbuster movie channel, which will be launched in Malaysia via HyppTV (CH 222) on 1 April 2017. 

Helmed by a multiple award-winning director PARK Kwang-hyun, Fabricated City talks about a hardcore gamer Kwon Yu (JI Chang-wook), who spends most of his time in an Internet café - due to chronic unemployment - after being booted out of the national Taekwondo team for assaulting a teammate. Kwon’s life takes an unexpected dip following an abrupt arrestment and life imprisonment for sexually assaulting and murdering a minor, which supposedly happened after he returned an abandoned cell phone to a mysterious female caller. With the help of his virtual teammates, they uncover a massive plot to a mysterious underworld organization and it is up to Kwon and his allies to combine forces to prove his innocence.

“When I’m standing on the edge of the world, who will hold my hand? Can a group of powerless people come together to fight against a mighty foe? This was the message of hope that I wanted to convey in Fabricated City,” said Director PARK, who wrote the script based on current socioeconomic inequalities, as portrayed by Kwon and team who seek retaliation against rich and powerful organizations, out searching for scapegoats to stand-in for their felonies. 
Director PARK’s 2005 seminal feature film ‘Welcome to Dongmakgol’ that combines reality, fantasy, humanism and humor was a phenomenal hit which brought in more than 8 million admissions in South Korea. 

With regard to his lead actor, a familiar face in top rated Koreans dramas such as The K2 (2016) and Healer (2014), Director PARK said, “JI Chang-wook is extremely capable of understanding and pulling off believable acting and action sequences. From portraying a strong male figure to a vulnerable boy, his acting spectrum is very wide. He’s an adaptable actor”. 

Fabricated City also marks JI's feature film debut as lead actor. JI will be in Kuala Lumpur for the Gala Premiere of Fabricated City, set to be held on 8 April 2017, at GSC Cinemas, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Media and invited guests will get the opportunity to meet and interact with the actor during media conference, as well as the premiere, within the same day itself. 
Fabricated City will be released in nationwide cinemas on 20 April 2017. For more information on Fabricated City, please visit www.facebook.com/SonyPicturesMY

Fabricated City is presented by tvN Movies, the world’s first & only Korean Blockbuster movie channel, which will be launched in Malaysia via HyppTV (CH 222) on 1 April 2017. tvN Movies strives to introduce and deliver top grossing, all-time favorites and award-winning Korean movies to audience in Malaysia. 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

EXO concert update


Korean boy band EXO will be back to Kuala Lumpur with their #3 World Tour “The EXO’rDIUM” on March 18th, 2017 at the Stadium Merdeka. The ticket sale crossed the 10- thousand threshold with over 14,000 tickets sold to date and ticket sale is still moving fast! 
The nine EXO members recently recorded an exclusive video which went viral on the internet, garnering over 330,000 FB video views in mere 3 days. The group’s popularity continues to rise reported several major music awards won under their belt. 
Organized by Star Planet, supported by Malaysia Major Events, the 2-million Ringgit stage production will begin setup at the Stadium Merdeka this Sunday. Tickets are priced at RM688 (Rock), RM588 (CAT 1), RM468 (CAT 2), RM388 (CAT 3), RM348 (CAT 4) and RM228 (CAT 5) *subject to RM4 processing fee. 
EXO officially kicked off their brand new tour “EXO PLANET #3 The EXO’rDIUM” with six dates in Seoul, setting a new record as the first K-pop group in history to have the longest solo concert ever run, at Seoul’s Olympic Gymnastics Arena, with over 84,000 spectators. The tour has reached major cities including Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei. 

For more information, please log on to www.starplanet.com.my / www.ticketcharge.com.my or call hotline 03-9223 3667 / 9222 8811.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Official Launch of BONIA Flagship Boutique at The Pavillion Elite, Kuala Lumpur

In conjunction with the opening of Bonia flagship boutique at The Pavillion Elite, Kuala Lumpur, a contest is being held until 10 March 2017. All you have to is spend a minimum of RM100 at any Bonia boutique or shop online for a chance to win Two (2) Business Class tickets to Korea. 

1) Fly in Biz Class to Korea Contest
  • Contest date:; from now untill 10 March 2017
  • Spend RM100 and stand a chance to win TWO (2) Business Class tickets to Korea
  • Automatic enrolment. No enrolment form is needed,
  • The Contest is only applicable at all Malaysia BONIA Boutiques and Shop Online BONIA.com (www.bonia.com). More info on the T&C : http://www.bonia.com/bonia-fly-in-biz-class-to-korea-contest

2) The Official Launch of BONIA Flagship Boutique, Pavillion Elite
  • Date : 10 March 2017
  • Celebrity appearance : Ms Kim Tae Hee

Do check the video below from Ms Kim Tae Hee and don't forget to participate in the contest for a chance to win the two business class ticket to Korea.


Thursday, 2 March 2017

F.Y.I On Stage with Hanbyul

Kuala Lumpur - M.E Malaysia is set to bring the charming and talented Korean-Australian artiste, Hanbyul this March under “F.Y.I On Stage”, a series of events which introduce and highlight talented undiscovered artists. “F.Y.I On Stage with Hanbyul” features renditions of songs from prominent Korean dramas and films, and promises a cozy intimate show for the fans. 
Formerly the lead singer of Korean group Led Apple, Hanbyul is also known as an excellent vocalist with perfect and memorable rendition of hit songs via “Music Note” section on YouTube. He was formerly active as a co-host and emcee of Arirang TV's popular show "After School Club” which gain him many international fans. After his departure from Led Apple, Hanbyul has participated in the OST for KBS’s “Sassy Go Go” and SBS’s “Remember” and gained a reputation as a soloist. His OST for “Remember,” titled “Winter Wind” rose to No. 7 on the Chinese music site QQ. He is currently preparing for a comeback and hope to show everyone a more mature image via F.Y.I On Stage.
 “F.Y.I On Stage with Hanbyul” will take place on Saturday, 11th March 2017 in SEGi University Kota Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. General Admission (RM180) , V.I.P (RM280) and Premium (RM380) passes is available in limited quantity. For more information on how to secure your passes, log on to http://www.facebook.com/ME.Malaysia or email M.E Malaysia at medley.encore@gmail.com. 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Oh!K Launches Saimdang, 'Soulmates Across Time' Contest Giveaway!

In conjunction with Valentine’s Day, we’re pleased to share that Oh!K (Astro Ch 394), the hottest Korean channel in town has just launched its ‘Soulmates Across Time’ Giveaway!

Hosted on a dedicated contest microsite (www.ohk-tv.com/Saimdang), Malaysians are encouraged to share a photo of themselves and their soulmate, along with a narrative of why that person is special to them.  Participants are also encouraged to get their friends to vote for their entry!

The grand prize for this giveaway, worth USD$1185 (RM5271) includes the following:
·         2D1N staycation at a 5-star hotel
·         The History of Whoo hamper
·         Dinner for 2 at a selected restaurant

The contest microsite is available in both Bahasa Malaysia and English language options. Contest period starts today, 14thFebruary – 13th March 2017! Together with this, we have attached two contest visuals for your onward use. We hope you find this news of great interest to your readers.

Be sure to catch new episodes of Saimdang, same time as Korea, every Wednesday and Thursday at 9PM, exclusively on Oh!K (Astro Ch 394).

Monday, 13 February 2017

The EXO'rDIUM KL Concert

Due to high demand, the hottest South Korea boy group EXO officially kicked off their brand new tour “EXO PLANET #3 The EXO’rDIUM” with 6 dates in Seoul last July, setting a new record as the first K-pop group in history to have the longest solo concert ever run, at Seoul’s Olympic Gymnastics Arena, with over 84,000 spectators. 
This new tour marked EXO’s third solo concert tour since their debut in 2012, and the concert title, inspired by the Latin word “exordium” which means “beginning,” suggests that fans can expect to see a more mature and improved side of EXO. Touring cities also include Bangkok, Taipei, Hong Kong and more with tickets fully grabbed up in minutes, which has again proven its immense popularity! 
To be organized by Star Planet, supported by Malaysia Major Events, EXO is set to return with EXO PLANET #3 The EXO’RDIUM in Kuala Lumpur, striving to thrill fans with a 1-night concert at Stadium Merdeka Kuala Lumpur on March 18th , 2017 at 8p.m. The group hit it big at their last KL concert, successfully amazed a crowd of over 15,000 people. The upcoming gig, said to be one of the biggest concerts of the year with an extraordinary production, is anticipated to attract an even greater turnout. 
EXO debuted in 2012 and had rose to fame with the release of their million seller album XOXO in 2013. The group has received a large number of awards to their winning streak, nominated as #1 Best K-Pop Song by American Billboard in 2013, the biggest influence in Korea by Forbes Korea Power Celebrity in 2014 and 2015 for two consecutive years, among others. Their 2 nd studio album EXODUS made EXO the highest-charting Korean male act on the Billboard 200 in 2015. 
EXO becomes ‘triple million-seller’ when their second studio album on 2015 and third studio album on 2016 both recorded platinum by selling more than 1 million copies, along with winning #1 awards 4 years in a row on multiple year-ending award ceremonies. The group rewrote history and created a big wave in the music scene. 
Tickets are priced at RM688, RM588, RM468, RM388, RM348 and RM228 *subject to RM4 processing fee. For more concert information, please visit www.starplanet.com.my or www.ticketcharge.com.my or call +603 9223 3667 / 9222 8811.



One of the world’s topheavy metal bands credited with popularizing the genre, Megadeth, is finally coming to Malaysia!
After a much-anticipated wait, Megadeth’s debut performance in Kuala Lumpur - organised by IME Malaysia - will see the band rock Stadium Negara on Thursday, 4th May 2017 at 8pm.
Founded in 1983, Megadeth virtually gave birth to a genre when their debut release became recognized as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time.
“Kuala Lumpur is somewhere I've always wanted to hit when we've been trekking through Asia,” co-founder and front man Dave Mustaine was quoted saying in an interview recently.“They're going to let us bring our brand of metal music, it's really rewarding,” he added.
The tour is in support of their latest album Dystopia, their first album in 3 years and their fifteenth album to date. Rock critics and fans around the world are hailing Dystopia as a triumphant return from one of the most important bands in the scene.
The album earned a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance of 2017. With 49,000 units sold in its first week of release, Dystopia took the no. 3 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart alongside Adele and Justin Bieber. It’s the highest charting album for the band since 1992’s Countdown to Extinction which peaked at No. 2 on the chart. Dystopia was listed as one of the 20 Best Metal Albums of 2016 by Rolling Stone magazine.
The current Megadeth line up comprises of Dave Mustaine on vocals and guitar, David Ellefson on bass, guitarist Kiko Loureiro and drummer Dirk Verbeuren.
For the past 3 decades, Megadeth has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 12 Grammy nominations and scoring five consecutive platinum albums.
Tickets to Megadeth Live in Malaysia are priced at RM428 (Deth Pitt Zone, Free Standing), RM388 (VIP, Numbered Seat), RM358 (Rock Zone, Free Standing), RM288 (CAT1, Numbered Seat) and RM198 (CAT2, Free Seating). Tickets are available via TicketCharge online at www.ticketcharge.com.my 
or the hotline +603-92228811 starting from 10th February 2017, 11:00am onwards. Fans also can purchase ticket at selected outlets for Speedy video, Victoria Music, Rock Corner, Chambers Music, PJ Live Arts, information counter at The Mines shopping mall and 1 Shamelin. Outstation outlets such as Eden Ultimate (Kuantan) and Blonde Brunette (Penang). All ticket prices are inclusive of 6% GST but exclusive of RM4 processing fee.
For the latest updates on the event, visit @IMEAsia on Facebook, @IME_Asia on Instagram, @IMEProduction on Twitter, or @IMEProductions on WeChat.