Coca-Cola has made Malaysia’s largest full colour LED wall screen, located at the Putra World Trade Centre (~ 40 storeys, huge indeed) in Kuala Lumpur. The illumination will appear every hour from 7:55pm until 2:00am from November 4-18, 2011…
Kuala Lumpur BERSIH lock-down
Malaysian authorities are limiting access to capital Kuala Lumpur on June 9 to avert a planned rally. Major city roads and public transportation hubs will be shut down or diverted from midnight (for 20-24 hours); restriction orders have also been issued to key individuals forbidding them from entering the city centre during the period.
Road closure infographic by Thestar, click image for larger pic.
The rally is organised by an BERSIH, an opposition-linked NGO, in demand for the electoral system to be reformed. I’ll skip the details to not bore most of you who are not from Malaysia. To make it short, our voting system is heavily biased in favour of the governmental coalition which has been ruling the country for 50+ years.
A similar mass gathering was held rather peacefully in 2007 without major incidents, so I’m quite appalled by the government’s iron-fist countermeasures despite not being a fan of public demonstrations to begin with. The rally will carry on regardless, hope that it won’t turn into a tragic episode. Check BERSIH’s website for updates.
Malaysia Digi K-pop Party 2011
Digi Malaysia had sponsored a K-pop concert in Kuala Lumpur last week, featuring artists from South Korean music label Cube Entertainment. The performers are solo singer G.NA, girl group 4Minute, and boy band Beast. Video by radio channel MyFM, it’s a nice summary of the event.
Digi is one of the main telecommunication service providers in Malaysia. K-pop is very popular in the country but there are not many K-pop concerts around. That’s probably due to lack of sponsors, hope this event is a success and hence can attract other companies to bring more Korean artists here.
KL International Motorshow 2010
A few photos from the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) on Sunday. Didn’t plan to visit the event on weekend, anticipated it to be crazily packed. Went there in the end because of a relative; that dude drove four hours to the city just for the event, felt bad if I rejected his request for a company.
Pikom PC Fair III (2009) – KLCC show girls
Pikom PC Fair, Malaysia’s largest computer and IT event, is held thrice a year concurrently in various locations. Sharing some show girls (and a few guys) photos by Demon; taken from KL Convention Centre over the weekend…
[Read more…] about Pikom PC Fair III (2009) – KLCC show girls
French “Spiderman” conquered Petronas Towers finally
Alain Robert, nicknamed Spiderman, climbed successfully to the top of Malaysia’s iconic 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers on September 1…
The 46-year-old Frenchman is famous for scaling skyscrapers and famous architectures across the world, without safety equipments.
This was Robert’s third attempt to conquer the 452m Petronas Towers, formerly the world’s tallest building. He made the first attempt in 1997, and the second a decade later; both climbs were thwarted by authorities on the 60th floor.
He was subsequently arrested and fined RM2000 (~USD567) for illegal trespassing.