Wednesday, 8 March 2017

EXO concert update

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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.

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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.

MEGADETH LIVE IN MALAYSIA

MEGADETH BRINGS THEIR "DYSTOPIA" WORLD TOUR TO MALAYSIA!

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.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Saimdang, Korea’s highly-anticipated series set to premiere in Malaysia this January

Jewel in the Palace star Lee Young-ae returns after more than a decade as
the lead in Saimdang


KUALA LUMPUR, January 23, 2017 – Making a comeback after a 13-year small-screen hiatus, Lee Young-ae takes centre stage in Saimdang, Oh!K’s latest period drama. A love story set across time about the life of historical Korean figure – Shin Saimdang, the series will premiere with double episodes simultaneously with Korea on 26 January 2017 (Thursday) at 9pm, exclusively on Oh!K (Astro Ch 394). Fans will be able to catch new episodes every Wednesday and Thursday at 9pm.

Lee Young-ae first gained international recognition in 2003 for her performance in the award-winning television series, Jewel in the Palace. The series which is currently airing on Oh!K was exported to 91 countries, increasing the Korean pop-culture phenomenon abroad.

Set in both the Joseon era and present day, Saimdang weaves a story of fact and fiction, uncovering the life of this unconventional 16th century Korean woman. In an interesting twist, Lee Young-ae is set to play both roles of the female lead in past and present - as Seo Jiyun, a part-time university lecturer and Shin Saimdang herself. The story opens when Seo Jiyun discovers the diary of Shin Saimdang in Italy, and goes on to uncover the secrets about a mystery painting she finds inside.

Acting alongside Lee Young-ae is Korean heartthrob Song Seung-heon (East of Eden, Autumn in My Heart). After a break of three years, he returns to the screen in his first period drama as Lee Gyeom, Shin Saimdang’s love interest. In Saimdang, viewers can expect to see a different side to the actor.

Be sure to catch the double-episode premiere of Saimdang, same time as Korea on 26 January 2017 (Thursday) at 9PM exclusively on Oh!K (Astro Channel 394). New episodes air every Wednesday and Thursday at 9PM.

For more information on Oh!K and its programmes, please visit the Oh!K Website or the Oh!K Facebook page.


More about Saimdang 

An intertwined journey of Jiyun (Starring Lee Young-ae), a university lecturer of Korean art in the present, and Shin Saimdang herself in the past comes alive in this brand new series. After Jiyun stumbles upon the diary of historical figure Shin Saimdang, she becomes intrigued by a mysterious portrait that she finds inside of it. Looking to discover the history behind the picture, she takes it upon herself to locate the real portrait and through this, Saimdang’s love and life story awakens.

View the official promo here:
·         https://vimeo.com/197864392 (English)
·         https://vimeo.com/197864417 (Mandarin)
·         https://vimeo.com/197864428 (Bahasa Malaysia)


Meet the Main Cast
                                        
Lee Young-ae (Plays seo Jiyun and Shin Saimdang)


Lee Young-ae is a well-known actress in the Korean entertainment scene. She began her career through a role in an advertisement in 1991, with Andy Lau. In 1995, she went back to school to pursue her favourite subject – acting.

After 10 years, since her appearance in the hit drama Jewel in the Palace, Lee Young-ae is finally returning to the screens.

Through her highly praised acting skills in Jewel in the Palace, she created a global craze for Korean dramas. In 2007, she received the Medal of Culture Merit from the South Korean government for her contribution to the Korean wave.

In Saimdang, Lee Young-ae takes on a double role in the series. She plays Seo Jiyun, the mother of a precocious eight-year-old son and a Korean art history lecturer at a university. When she comes across an old book in Italy suspected of being Saimdang’s memoirs, she gets swept up in the whirlwind of destiny.

She also plays Shin Saimdang, the woman who writes “the Sujinbang Diary” that Seo Jiyun discovered. She is an artist with an extraordinary sense of colour.

Song Seung-heon (Plays Lee Gyeom)


Song Seung Heon is an instantly recognisable South Korean actor. Wooed by many for his chiselled good looks, Song Seung Heon began his career as a model for the jeans brand STORM.

He broke into acting with the 1996 television sitcom Three Guys, Three Girls, and a very successful acting career followed.

His popularity increased tremendously with the 2000 drama Autumn in My Heart which made him one of the most recognised Hallyu stars and much sought-after actor.

Song Seung Heon has since starred in many popular films and dramas, including East of Eden (2008), My Princess (2011), Dr. Jin (2012), When a Man Loves (2013).


In Saimdang, he takes on the role as Lee Gyeom, a free-spirited boy who was locked in a prison disguised as a home. He was a man who never stopped loving Saimdang and stayed devoted to her all his life. He was the Joseon version of a chivalrous man who treasured even the shadow of the woman he loved.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

2016-2017 Park Bo Gum Asia Tour In Kuala Lumpur

2 HOURS OF GOOD CHARM
PARK BO GUM TO MEET FANS IN MALAYSIA FOR THE FIRST TIME

Korean heartthrob Park Bo Gum is set to make his debut appearance in Malaysia! 2016-2017 PARK BOGUM ASIA TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR, the first stop of the tour, will be taking place on 10 December, 7:30p.m. at KLCC Plenary Hall.
Half of the tickets are sold out on the day of the online ticket launch. The server was crashed half an hour before the sales begin as fans throng to the site to get their tickets early.
To engage fans’ participation, the organisers recently announced “Fan Project Involvement”, which is open to all ticket holders. Segregated into 3 parts, fans get to submit their questions, request what they wish to see Park Bo Gum do onstage and vote for best scene in the series Love in the Moonlight and Reply 1988. Park Bo Gum will answer your questions and requests.One of the many requests fans wish to see is Park Bo Gum’s BOOMBASTIC dance and him playing the piano etc.  But for sure, he will sing “My Dearest” on the event day.
Aside from showcasing his talents in acting and singing that evening, Park Bo Gum is also known of his warmness to fans. He prepare a lot of surprise segment to interact with his fans closely.  You will be surprised to find out what he has planned for his beloved Malaysian fans. He has already shown his affection by mentioning Malaysian fans being great in the promotional video, why don’t we get ready to be showered by his love? And get up close and personal with him as he greets each of you in person.
VIP ticket holders get the chance to take part in a lucky draw for a group photo session with Park Bo Gum (20 pax in a group, total of 15 groups). Autographed posters will also be given out to 50 lucky draw winners.
Exclusively at the Kuala Lumpur show, a GOODBYE SESSION will be held after the show where Park Bo Gum will greet his fans goodbye in close distance at the exit of the venue. All ticket holders are able to redeem a poster at the session.
Online ticketing details:
1. TicketCharge website
Tickets to 2016-2017 PARK BOGUM ASIA TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR are priced at RM690 (VIP), RM590 (CAT1), RM490 (CAT2) and RM390 (CAT3). Prices include 6% GST but exclude processing fee of RM4. Tickets are available via TicketCharge online at www.ticketcharge.com.my or call +603-92228811.
2. CJ WOW SHOP website

An exclusive ticket zone, priced at RM690 (VIP L2), is available only via CJ WOW SHOP at www.cjwowshop.com.my, other ticket zones are not purchasable here.The price includes 6% GST but excludes processing fee of RM4, theprocessing fee must be paid upon collection on the event day at CJ WOW SHOP ticket redemption counter. Goodie bag will be given out to ticket buyers of this category.