SPICED HONEY is DULUX Colour of the Year 2019

Hope 2019 will bring as sweet as “Spiced Honey” memories and life throughout the year!

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Also known as Creme Brulee 00YY 26/220, the colour has been chosen by AkzoNobel’s Dulux brand as the Colour of the Year for 2019 (COTY19), following expert research into global trends, insights and consumer behaviours.

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Perfectly capturing this year’s theme, “let the light in”, the warm amber tone is versatile and contemporary, and complements a wide variety of life and interior styles. It expresses the new sense of optimism felt throughout our global trend research.

“Our colours begin their journey at the Global Aesthetic Center, which has been responsible for trend analysis, colour research, colour design and art direction at AkzoNobel for over 25 years.  The reveal of Spiced Honey is another milestone in empowering our consumers worldwide to choose paint colours with absolute confidence.” explained Heleen van Gent, Creative Director of AkzoNobel’s Global Aesthetic Center.

Top design professionals from all over the world are invited each year to come together to capture the mood of the moment.

“Last year, many of us were left unsettled by global events, so we closed our doors to retreat and regroup. Now we feel ready to open our windows and let the light in. Our trend research shows that people around world are experiencing a renewed sense of energy, optimism and purpose. We want to reach out, engage with others and to make things better. Spiced Honey reflects those desires – it’s a colour that can be calming or nourishing, stimulating and energizing, depending on the light and colours surrounding it.” continued Heleen van Gent.

Now in its 16th year, AkzoNobel’s Dulux Colour of the Year is selected annually to help consumers make colour and design choices with more confidence, providing support on all steps from inspiration through visualization, product choice and application. Consumers can use various tools and innovative digital solution such as the Dulux Visualiser.

“At AkzoNobel, we pride ourselves in enabling our consumer to make confident choices in colours selection by providing them information based on the latest colour trends and interior themes. Our team work year-round to translate our ideas into beautiful colour palettes and products that meet our consumers’ expectations. With AkzoNobel’s innovative digital tool, consumers would be able to experience the impact of colours through their screens – allowing them to make decisions optimistically,” added, Oscar Wezenbeek , Managing Director of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints South East & South Asia, Middle East.

Under the umbrella of Colour of the Year, Spiced Honey inspires four harmonious colour palettes themed warm neutrals, soft pastels, intense pigments, and bold bright palette.

Each theme is inspired by the varied tones and remarkable properties of honey – natural, timeless and enduring, protective, rejuvenating, and healing –palettes are also forecasted to be seen on the rise of fashion, architecture and design.

For more information about the 2019 Colour of the Year, visit:

  • AkzoNobel website
  • Dulux Malaysia website
  • follow #CF19 on social media

Hilton Garden Inn Puchong For Savy Business Travellers

Hilton introduces its second focused service brand of hotels for savvy travellers in the heart of Klang Valley.

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For a busy traveller on the go, there is nothing like soaking in a salt-water pool after a long hard day at work or tucking into tasty cooked-to-order meals any hour of the day. If this is your idea of comfort and hospitality, and indulging in Brighthearted Hospitality, look no further than Hilton Garden Inn Puchong – the newest addition to Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) focused service brand of hotels.

The new hotel located in one of Klang Valley’s most rapidly developing townships, Puchong is the SECOND Hilton Garden Inn hotel in the country. The hotel joins the already existing nine hotels managed by Hilton in Malaysia, as the Group looks to double the presence of Hilton-branded hotels over the next few years.

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The Hilton Garden Inn brand is firmly establishing itself in the country’s hospitality landscape, with the launch of Hilton Garden Inn Puchong and just recently with the new extension in Chow Kit; Hilton Garden Inn Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman South in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. This expansion reinforces our promise to spread the light and warmth of our Brighthearted Hospitality, through focused service, inviting social spaces and high-end amenities; all of which are offered in high quality yet affordable accommodation.” said Jamie Mead, regional general manager for Hilton Malaysia.

YBhg. Datuk Rashidi Bin Hasbullah, Secretary General of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture graced the media event of Hilton Garden Inn Puchong said,

“The hospitality sector is important in pushing the growth of the tourism sector for the country. The introduction of focused-service brands like Hilton Garden Inn will lead the way in diversifying the hospitality landscape in a positive direction, working alongside other related industries to meet the evolving traveller needs in this day and age.”

Hilton Garden Inn delivers authentic and heartfelt experiences for guests, from modern designs to the charm of its Brighthearted Hospitality, from the first “hello” to the cheery “goodbye”. In Puchong particularly, Hilton Garden Inn is dedicated to the new-age, savvy business traveller who is always on-the-go but understands the importance of connecting to his or her surroundings

“With today’s discerning travellers, there is a growing demand for focused service. At Hilton Garden Inn Puchong, we are committed to fulfilling and delivering beyond the expectations of this dynamic segment of mid-income travellers, with a clear focus on the guests’ needs and preferences. Every detail is carefully executed with our guests in mind, backed by the Hilton Garden Inn Promise which we are known for – if something isn’t just the way you like it, simply let any hotel team member know, and we will make it right. Guaranteed.” added Mead.

Ideally located for business and leisure

Hilton Garden Inn Puchong makes a great addition to the surrounding Puchong area, which is shaping up to be the next hotspot for multi-national and local ICT companies, with establishments like the Puchong Financial Corporate Centre (PFCC) and the new MSC Cyber Centre as well as notable lifestyle-centric landmarks in the area.

Jamie added that,

“As one of the fastest growing suburbs and an up-and-coming business and lifestyle hub in Malaysia, we see significant potential in Puchong as the destination for modern-day business travellers. Hilton Garden Inn’s signature focused services is the answer to this trend, ensuring savvy travellers have what they need to be productive, yet relaxed while on the road.”

The new hotel is conveniently located, yet away from the hustle and bustle of the town. This makes it an ideal place to combine business travel with leisure time.

With the Kuala Lumpur International Airport a mere 25 minutes’ drive away, the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport a 30 minutes’ drive away, and a short walk to the Puchong Perdana RapidKL Light Rail Transit (LRT) station, Hilton Garden Inn Puchong allows its guests access to all major attractions and destinations within Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley.

Within the immediate vicinity of Hilton Garden Inn Puchong, guests may enjoy an array of dining, shopping, theme park and entertainment options. The hotel’s free shuttle service can take guests to the nearby LRT Station, as well as IOI Mall, an iconic landmark in the Puchong area, and Sunway Pyramid, Malaysia’s first themed shopping and entertainment mall, which is also adjacent to the famous theme park Sunway Lagoon.

For options closer on-site, Hilton Garden Inn Puchong is well-served by the Parkson M Square Mall, only a short elevator ride down from the comfort of the hotel. This allows direct access to endless shopping, dining and entertainment options.

The Hilton Garden Inn Promise

With 255 well-equipped guest rooms and suites, the hotel boasts the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens, on SlumberlandTM beds; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge and complimentary Crabtree & Evelyn bath amenities.

Guests may opt for a Guest Room overlooking the city or the lake, or if next-level comfort is what guests are after, they can treat themselves to a Deluxe Corner Room for extra space and a separate bathtub. Comfort is also made more sustainable through innovations such as the body heat sensor for air-conditioning in each room, which adjusts automatically to the body heat of guests in the room.

Guests at Hilton Garden Inn Puchong will be treated to numerous amenities and services, including:

• Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property catering to the business and social needs of guests;
• A 24-hour business center which offers complimentary printing facilities;
• A state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center;
• A 22m outdoor salt-water pool and heated outdoor Jacuzzi;
• Self-service laundry available 24 hours a day; and
• Complimentary transfer to and from key destinations within Selangor.

For business conferences and other events, the hotel features five meeting spaces of 255 square feet with soothing views of the lake and the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural lighting throughout all meeting rooms, featuring high-definition television (HDTV), built-in sound systems, individual temperature controls, ergonomic seating, free Wi-Fi, accommodating 130 guests in theatre-style and 80 guests in banquet-style setting.

Guests may dine on-property at the Garden Grille restaurant or grab a snack at the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart, which offers a selection of snacks, drinks, coffee, tea and instant meals. They may also opt for the evening room service from 7.00pm to 10.00pm daily.

Hilton Garden Inn Puchong is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, such as an exclusive member discount, free Wi-Fi and a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay. All guests will be automatically invited to join the Hilton Honors program to fully enjoy the rewarding benefits.

To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Honors members will receive 1,000 bonus points as part of the Grand Opening offer, with a maximum stay of five nights. To avail of the offer, guests may book by 15 November 2018, and stay any time between 17 September to 15 December 2018.

Standard room rates start from RM 200, with the Guest Room Lake View starting at RM 220, and the Deluxe Room at RM 250.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hilton Garden Inn Puchong or call +60-3-8060 8188. Read more about Hilton Garden Inn at hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi.

The new hotel is located just above the Parkson M Square Mall, on level 6 at Jalan DM2, Taman Desa Millennia, Puchong.

JOTUN Officially Launched Global Colour Trends 2019

Jotun’s Latest Colour Collection represent three themes: CALM, REFINED and RAW.

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These themes are designed to inspire homeowners to choose colours and combinations that reflect and embrace their own personal identity.

In celebration of individual personalities, the launch event held at The Space, Menara KEN TTDI where each of the IDENTITY themes were brought to life through interactive experiences that resembled each theme from refined floral bouquet making sessions to a raw and healthy food station allowing them to discover and express their identity.

Similarly, Jotun recognised that in a fast-moving world full of distractions, home is one of the few places we can authentically express who we are. In a busy life, home should be an anchor and a comfort: the place where we can relax into our true selves and tell our own stories. Home is an expression of identity.

These observations are the founding ideas behind the Jotun Colour Card 2019. Compiled over a year by the Jotun colour specialists in Sandefjord, Norway, and incorporating on the insights of a global network of colour-trend researchers, this year’s card – titled Identity – explores the colours that characterise and reflect modern urban lifestyles around the world.

The card presents a palette of 28 colours, many of them new, created by the globally renowned paint company, demonstrating how homeowners and interior designers can create inspiring spaces that authentically express the values, interests and personality of their occupants.

The age of using colour and design to reflect aspiration or ‘put on a show’ for guests is over; today’s colour palettes are built on honesty, integrity and truth – the home of 2019 says simply: ‘This is me’.

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Jotun Global Colour Manager Lisbeth Larsen, together with a team of colour consultants from across South-East Asia, the Middle East, Turkey and Scandinavia, have translated their insights into a palette of 28 shades to be added to the extensive Jotun paint range.

“We believe that home is the living story of who we are, told in the objects and colours we fill it with. Our research identified three identities that resonate with homeowners of every global city: A calm palette of slowness and simplicity that you can peacefully return to as life grows faster and busier; a refined palette inspired by vintage treasures and new design pieces that you love to store and showcase and a raw palette that reconnects you to the warm colours of soil and sand, reminiscent of a relaxed, rural atmosphere. We’ve designed our colour card as a tool to help discover their true identity through the beauty of colours.

To illustrate how different colour combinations can be employed to communicate different identities, Jotun has identified three distinct, globally resonant themes, each describing an individual mindset and way of living – the story of an individual, told in colour.

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JOTUN GLOBAL COLOUR TRENDS 2019

CALM

Soft, light neutrals and warm, subtle contrasts

The calm identity prizes meaning above quantity in the things they surround themselves with, revelling in the almost-Nordic simplicity of their space. Their home is a refuge of clean, easy living and a place of peace, a Zen sanctuary given character through a handful of choice artworks or objects that carry deep personal significance. Nothing is superfluous; there is no room for clutter. Everything has a place and a reason to be in it.

REFINED

Sense-stimulating greens and yellows, given depth with different textures

The refined identity is that of the modern-day curator: discerning, considered and interested in intriguing juxtapositions. Their home is dotted with a seemingly eclectic collection of art and artefacts, vintage pieces and contemporary design, all carefully positioned in order to acquire new meanings in their relationship with one another. This home is a personal gallery – a dialogue between colour and object whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Refined Colours

RAW

Deep earthy reds, sensuous peaches, greens and darker neutrals

The raw identity is rooted in the earth. Their home is that of a maker and an artisan – an individual that relishes the honesty of working with their hands, who values provenance above polish. They are chefs and hunters, bakers and carpenters. They find beauty in craft and utility – reflected in rustic homes and grounded spaces full of natural, wood-and-stone textures and the colours of soil and sand.

These three identities are in no way prescriptive. Users of the colour card are free to mix and match the new colours as they wish. After all, the rooms of a home can each reflect different facets of an identity – someone may be a hunter in the kitchen or a curator in the living room, but seek a moment of Zen in the bedroom – or be a combination of all three types. The colour card gives people the freedom and flexibility to reflect themselves as they are. It includes Jotun’s practical colour-matching tool, allowing users to easily identify complementary shades within a single colour family, or create harmonious colour variations in the same space.

The card is brought to life with inspiring photography by Line Thit Klein, featuring the colours at play in three interior settings, styled by Oslo creative studio Kråkvik & D’Orazio, long-standing Jotun collaborators.

LAUNCHING IDENTITY

Identity – Colour Design by Jotun will launch in Stockholm on 21 August 2018, and will be released across Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and China over the following four months.

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SHOPEE 11.11 Big Sale Tawar Promosi Jualan Hebat Besar-Besaran

Wah seronoknya bolehlah membeli-belah dengan adanya pesta beli-belah hujung tahun terhebat dari Shopee 11.11 Big Sale yang menawar jualan besar-besaran hebat tanpa SST serta pelbagai aktiviti dan hadiah menarik

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Berikutan kejayaan luar biasa Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day bulan lepas, Shopee 11.11 Big Sale menjanjikan promosi yang LEBIH BESAR dan menarik secara terus-menerus dari 25 Oktober hingga 11 November!!

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Ia termasuk tawaran tanpa Cukai Jualan & Perkhidmatan (SST) daripada jenama-jenama terkemuka, anjuran semula hari bertema kegemaran ramai dan juga tawaran syiling Shopee bernilai RM1.1 juta yang boleh dimenangi menerusi permainan dalam aplikasi Shopee Shake yang mendapat sambutan hebat.

Sebagai acara yang menampilkan LEBIH 100 jenama dan 15,000 penjual, Shopee 11.11 Big Sale kini kembali dengan tawaran lebih hebat dan menarik di mana Shopee telah berganding bahu dengan LEBIH 50 jenama utama termasuk L’Oreal, Universal Traveller, Siti Khadijah, Vivo, Tefal dan Maybelline untuk menyerap kos SST bagi lebih daripada 1,000 produk, lantas membolehkan pengguna menambah penjimatan apabila membeli barangan kegemaran mereka pada Singles’ Day (Hari Bujang) dan musim beli-belah akhir tahun.

Untuk memeterai kerjasama ini, Ian Ho, Pengarah Urusan Serantau Shopee, telah menandatangani memorandum persefahaman dengan enam wakil jenama di majlis pelancaran Shopee 11.11 Big Sale.

“Pengguna di seluruh rantau, termasuk Malaysia, kini menganggap Singles Day (Hari Bujang) sebagai tarikh penting dalam kalendar beli-belah hujung tahun mereka. Shopee sedia menerajui usaha ini, dengan menganjurkan acara 11.11 buat kali ketiga, yang bakal menjadi acara 11.11 terbesar yang pernah kami anjurkan.

Kami berbangga untuk berdiri teguh bersama 50 jenama tempatan terkenal untuk mengecualikan SST bagi Shopee 11.11 Big Sale. Di samping itu, kami telah bekerjasama rapat dengan pelbagai pihak berkepentingan termasuk peniaga, rakan jenama serta penyedia perkhidmatan logistik dan pembayaran untuk membawakan tawaran luar biasa dan pengalaman beli-belah tiada tandingan pada musim beli-belah hujung tahun ini.” 

Satu sebab penting kejayaan Shopee di rantau ini ialah pendekatan khusus yang diambilnya untuk memenuhi keperluan dan pilihan pembeli dan penjual.

Shopee 11.11 Big Sale meneruskan janji ini sambil Shopee mengukuhkan kerjasama dengan selebriti dan jenama terkenal Malaysia dan membawakan produk kegemaran terus kepada mereka.

Di pelancaran umum Shopee 11.11 Big Sale, Shopee bekerjasama dengan Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) untuk membawakan acara Shopee 11.11 KLFW Runway Night (Malam Pertunjukan Fesyen) untuk tetamunya.

Pertunjukan fesyen menarik ini membabitkan jenama yang menyertai Shopee 11.11 Big Sale buat pertama kali, termasuk Tarik Jeans, Poplook, JTNC oleh Justin Chew, dan MIKASERIES oleh Zoey Rahman.

Di samping itu, pengguna boleh menantikan pilihan tawaran eksklusif selanjutnya daripada Shopee Celebrity Squad (Skuad Selebriti Shopee) yang sangat popular semasa Shopee 11.11 Big Sale, mengetengahkan jenama daripada bintang-bintang terkenal seperti Dato’ Seri Siti Nurhaliza, Nora Danish and Izara Aishah.

Memandangkan aktiviti beli-belah dalam talian semakin menjadi lumrah hidup rakyat Malaysia, jenama gaya hidup kini menjalin kerjasama eksklusif sempena Shopee 11.11 Big Sale.

Shopee telah meningkatkan lagi kerjasama dengan peserta utama daripada pelbagai industri seperti Digi, Pizza Hut, MBO Cinemas, Traveloka, FPX, Standard Chartered dan banyak lagi pada 11.11.

Untuk memeriahkan pengalaman beli-belah dalam talian, Shopee 11.11 Big Sale bakal menganjurkan semula hari bertema yang popular.

Mulai 25 Oktober, rakyat Malaysia boleh memanfaatkan kempen harian selama tiga minggu menjanjikan ciri-ciri yang ditambah baik dan pelbagai tawaran meliputi semua kategori produk. Malah apa yang lebih menarik ialah jenama seperti Watsons, Mr DIY, Procter & Gamble, Nestle, NYX, PETPET dan banyak lagi akan menawarkan penghantaran percuma dengan perbelanjaan minimum RM11. Para pembeli juga boleh membeli beratus-ratus barangan pada harga serendah RM1.10 semasa Jualan Kilat Shocking Sale.

“Dengan pelbagai promosi tiada tandingan dan ciri-ciri menarik yang dilancarkan berasaskan maklum balas dan permintaan pengguna, Shopee 11.11 Big Sale menekankan komitmen berterusan Shopee untuk membawakan pengalaman beli-belah dalam talian terbaik kepada pengguna di rantau ini. Kami menjemput semua pembeli untuk bersama-sama merebut tawaran hebat di Shopee 11.11 Big Sale,” rumus Ho.

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National Gallery Singapore Presents the First Minimalism Exhibition in SEA

National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum are collaborating for the FIRST time to present the region’s FIRST exhibition focusing on Minimalism.

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Led by the Gallery and set across these two sites, over 130 works will explore the history and legacy of this groundbreaking art movement, which continues to influence a wide range of art forms and practitioners across the world today.

Dr. Eugene Tan, Director of National Gallery Singapore said,

“This institutional collaboration will enable us to extend the scale of the exhibition, to further examine the many rich and complex dimensions of this significant artistic tendency, which has had such an enormous influence on contemporary art and design but has been little seen in Southeast Asia. Its profound impact will become evident through the exhibition set across both venues, each of which will have a distinct focus in our examination of Minimalism. This will further allow both institutions to reach out to and engage different audiences, due to our respective localities and programmatic focus. We hope to further enhance our understanding of Minimalism and its legacies for art today through this exhibition.”

Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum added,

ArtScience Museum is delighted to partner National Gallery Singapore on Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. The curatorial teams at both museums have worked together to create a coherent single exhibition that shows how Minimalism became a radical turning point in the history of 20th-century art, stepping away from the experience of art as an object, to the consideration of the spatial, social and political contexts in which art exists. Playing to our strength as a museum of both science and art, ArtScience

Museum will present artwork which meditates on the notions of the cosmological void, emptiness and nothingness – principles which are resonant to both Minimalism and to science. Our show seeks to exemplify the comment often attributed to Albert Einstein that, ‘everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.’”

The exhibition will provide a re-examination of Minimalism’s origins, broadening the scope beyond New York to consider related tendencies around the world. A key aspect is the ongoing engagement of Minimal art with Asian art and spirituality in the work of Asian, American and European artists.

The Gallery’s exhibition will explore the development of Minimal art and ideas from the 1950s to the present day, tracing its shift from painting to sculpture and then to spatial installations and immersive environments.

It will feature works by some of the most significant artists of the past 70 years, including:

  • Mark Rothko (USA, 1903-1970)
  • Donald Judd (USA, 1928-1994)
  • Yayoi Kusama (Japan, 1929- )
  • Charlotte Posenenske (Germany, 1930-1985)
  • Lee Ufan (Korea/Japan 1936- )
  • Olafur Eliasson (Denmark/Iceland, 1967- )
  • Anish Kapoor (India/UK 1954- )
  • Ai Weiwei (China, 1957- )
  • Po Po (Myanmar, 1957- )
  • Singaporean artists Kim Lim (1963-1997) and Tang Da Wu (1943- ).

ArtScience Museum will present a thematic exhibition exploring form, colour and spirituality, including the work of influential artists such as:

  • Carmen Herrera (Cuba-USA, 1915- )
  • Mona Hatoum (Lebanon/UK, 1952- )
  • Richard Long (UK, 1945- )
  • contemporary artists Song Dong (China, 1966- )
  • Tan Ping (China, 1960- )
  • Charwei Tsai (Taiwan/France/Vietnam, 1980- )
  • teamLab (Japan, 2001- )

Singaporean artist Jeremy Sharma (Singapore, 1977- ) will also be showcasing his new commission at the exhibition.

ArtScience Museum will also explore the impact and legacies of minimalist sound and experimental composition within a dedicated Sound Room.

Throughout the duration of the exhibition, special programmes at both venues will feature music, film, dance and interactive installation, showing the close engagement of other art forms with Minimalism. Further details to be announced.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit: https://www.nationalgallery.sg/minimalism https://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/minimalism.htm

About National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore is a visual arts institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Situated in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in two national monuments—City Hall and former Supreme Court—that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting venue. Reflecting Singapore’s unique heritage and geographical location, the Gallery features Singapore and Southeast Asian art from Singapore’s National Collection in its long-term and special exhibitions. The Gallery also works with international museums to jointly present Southeast Asian art in the global context, positioning Singapore as a regional and international hub for the visual arts.

In 2016, the Gallery won the awards for “Best Attraction Experience”, “Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism” and “Best Customer Service (Attractions)” at the prestigious Singapore Tourism Awards for its role in adding to the vibrancy of Singapore’s tourism landscape.

About ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is the cultural institution in Singapore that explores the intersection between art, science, technology and culture. Since opening in February 2011, the museum has staged large-scale exhibitions by some of the world’s major artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh, and M.C. Escher. In addition, it has presented significant exhibitions which explore aspects of science, including, in recent shows, big data, particle physics, natural history, marine biology and space exploration.

ArtScience Museum’s striking lotus-inspired building, designed by Moshe Safdie, features 21 gallery spaces spanning nearly 5000m2. The museum has staged international exhibitions in partnership with renowned museums and galleries around the world, including the British Museum and Science Museum in London, the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Ambrosiana in Milan, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, the Australian Centre for Moving Image in Melbourne, and many others. ArtScience Museum also originates and produces exhibitions in-

house, and runs a full programme of education, events, activities and learning opportunities for a wide range of audiences.

ArtScience Museum is owned and operated by Marina Bay Sands.

Lot 10 X August Gears Up for Merdeka Day With Awesome Activities

 

For this coming Merdeka Day, Lot 10 has prepared lots of awesome and fun activities for the shoppers.

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LOT 10 X AUGUST, a new series of youthful, exuberant events starting today onwards until the Merdeka Day

“2018 is an exceptional year for Malaysia and we can feel a strong patriotic buzz around us for this Merdeka month of August. Lot 10 pays tribute to the hearts of the people by stepping up our celebration with an exciting new lineup of events building up to an awesome Merdeka long weekend. We promise to give all Malaysians and tourists many reasons to Shop, Sweat, Salute, Shimmer, Sing and Savour the best of local flavours right here in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.”

-Joseph Yeoh, Vice President of YTL Land & Development

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Shop Local, Shop We.Women Market

Kick-starting the first week of August from 1 to 5 August, the We.Women Market – In Bloom Artisan Showcase celebrates girl power with a curation of unique handcrafted products by female entrepreneurs.

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A collective of 18 local artisans will take over Lot 10’s Concourse to offer the best of locally-sourced and produced goods perfect for local visitors and tourists. Malaysian brands such as Bow ‘n’ Engel, Jas & Co., JYW Jewelry, Khoo Kies, Sweet Palate and Vive Snack will bring together diverse creations from homemade dessert and cookies, scented tea to handmade jewellery and fashion apparel.

Sweat It Good in the City

Starting on the first Saturday 4 August, #goodsweat will present a series of free-for-all fitness classes at Lot 10’s Basketball Court on Level 3 over 20 Saturdays in six months running up to January 2019.

This program aims to make healthy living and fitness accessible to all right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Collaborating with the best of KL’s fitness clubs including Lot 10’s very own Celebrity Fitness, MMA Monarchy Gym and independent yoga teacher, Shazana Zulkifli, #goodsweat will offer four trendy workouts namely:

  • Combat Core (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai)
  • Bends & Beats (Electronic Dance Music and Reggae Yoga)
  • Dance Cardio
  • Unplugged HIIT – a high-intensity interval training with hip-hop choreography that is backed by live music performances. Unplugged HIIT is a relatively new breed of workout around the world and in Lot 10, it is the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia.

Salute to Malaysia with #lot10xmerdeka

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In honour of the nation’s 61st Independence Day this August, Lot 10 will stage the first-ever #lot10xmerdeka, a host of activities from 25 August to 2 September to drum up the patriotic spirit and celebrate everything truly Malaysian.

Starting with Merdeka Kraf from 25 to 26 August at the Concourse, The Language Arts Studio, a homegrown Malaysian studio that supports literary and fine arts, will be celebrating Malaysia’s independence at Lot 10 with Merdeka Kraf featuring ceramics, painting, writing and woodwork activities.

FIVE celebrated Malaysian craftsmen and artisans will organise creative and engaging activities for both adults and children. Arts and craft workshops will allow shoppers to be hands-on in making Merdeka-themed crafts such as ceramic cup coaster painting class by Purple Ling, hand-weaving of Penan bags and baskets with the Helping Hands Penan, creating table lamps and model catapults with Super Brain Bridge as well as making wood crafts and natural soap bars with G Wood & Craft.

The Language Arts Studio will also provide a space for writing, art jam and face painting activities. A traditional game station offering free and interactive activities to children and adults will be set up to rekindle the love of Malaysian games we grew up with such as batu seremban, gasing, congkak and carom.

Following the success of the screening of the South Korean hit “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?” in June, #lot10cinemaparadiso is making a patriotic comeback for Merdeka Day with two screenings of a local social documentary film “Rediscovering Each Other” on 30 and 31 August at the Basketball Court.

Filmed across communities throughout Malaysia by the social enterprise TRP Creative, the 2017 film presented by the Rojak Projek focuses on discovering and embracing the rich diversity of race, language and culture of Malaysians and their integration for one united nation; a definite not-to-be missed film.

Continuing from Mereka Kraf for the best of local retail offering is We.Women Market – We are Local Artisans (Merdeka Artisan Showcase) making a return to the Concourse from 30 August to 2 September. Themed to the Merdeka weekend, a curation of outstanding local artisans and vendors will assemble for shoppers the best of Malaysian crafts and products locally sourced and produced.

Shimmer and Sing at #lot10openstage

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Schneider Announced Winners for “AvatarOn:The World’s Smallest Masterpiece” Contest

Top 10 shortlisted finalists pitched their artworks live in a bid to bring home RM22,800 worth of total cash prizes during the contest finale held in conjunction with the 19th International Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX)

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And for the winner, they will be featured as part of Schneider Electric’s exclusive AvatarOn collection!!

 

hdrThe  competiton were held in conjunction with the launch of Schneider Electric’s inaugural AvatarOn series, an extensive range of customisable switches that integrate easily into every interior styles thanks to its wide variety of covers including plastic, wood, metal, marble, leather and a DIY customisable and printable covers.

Chio Pei Leng from INTI Center of Art and Design emerged as Champion in the Non-Professional Category bring home RM3,000, whereas Foo May Yee who is also from INTI Center of Art  and Design and Yap Pei Feng from High School, SMK (P) Jalan Ipoh nabbed the second with cash RM2,000 and third place, RM800 respectively.

Meanwhile in the Professional Category saw Mohamed Shahril from Shahril Faisal Design Studio as the champion where he gets to bring home RM10,000; with Teh Boon Soon and Pearly Lim Pei Li with both from Boon Soon Architect following closely behind at second with cash RM5,000 and third place, RM2,000.

“From the entries received, we saw that Malaysians are indeed very creative and many of the works exhibited good skills, technique and most importantly, imagination and creativity. We were thrilled to have received these creative entries from remarkably talented students and professionals, and we are happy to have been able to provide this platform to nurture talents. We would like to thank all participants, finalists and winners for their support. Schneider Electric hopes to continue our efforts in showing our commitment in growing and nurturing local talent pools, and we hope to receive as much support from the public in future activities.”

– Schneider Electric Malaysia Business VP Retail, Mr Francis Heng

The “World’s Smallest Masterpiece Contest” ran from 1 March 2018 to 30 April 2018, and received a total of 1,074 entries nationwide, from students and professionals alike.

Participants were required to come up with their own creative designs on an 85mm X 85mm canvas, measuring up to the size of AvatarOn switch covers.

The finale of the contest was held on 6th of July 2018, in conjunction with the 19th International Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where the top 10 shortlisted entries were showcased and judged live at Schneider Electric Malaysia’s booth.

List of winners:

  • Professional Category-1st Place Mohamed Shahril Shahril Faisal Design Studio RM10,000 + Design to be featured in Schneider Electric’s exclusive AvatarOn collection
    -2nd Place Teh Boon Soon Boon Soon Architect RM5,000
    -3rd Place Pearly Lim Pei Li Boon Soon Architect RM2,000
  • Non-Professional Category-1st Place Chio Pei Leng INTI Center of Art and Design RM3,000 + Design to be featured in Schneider Electric’s exclusive AvatarOn collection
    -2nd Place Foo May Yee INTI Center of Art and Design RM2,000
    -3rd Place Yap Pei Feng High School, SMK (P) Jalan Ipoh RM800

For more information on the contest, please visit www.schneider-electric.com.my/avataron

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