CANON Introduces PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 Mark III

Canon’s flagship compact models continue with the series’ heritage, featuring a stellar combination of DSLR speed, quality and lightweight handling.

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The PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III boast:

  • a 20.1MP, 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor
  • a wide aperture of f/1.8- f/2.8 with a good optical zoom of 5X (PowerShot G5 X Mark II) and 4.2x (PowerShot G7 X Mark III)
  • Canon’s pioneering DIGIC 8 processor in their compact bodies to offer DSLR-like creative expression in both stills and uncropped 4K videos

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“Canon’s latest PowerShot G series offers upgraded features that improve cameras’ performance, to deliver on all levels so that users have the freedom to express themselves in any scenario.” said Albert Mah, Head of Imaging Communication Products Division, Canon Marketing Malaysia.

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  • Superb Image Quality in Any Situation

Powered by Canon’s DIGIC 8 Processor, the key highlight of the two cameras is its 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor, which is larger than sensors typically found in compact cameras. This enhances the cameras’ performance with faster autofocus to produce crisp, clear shots in almost any light.

With a newly designed f/1.8- 2.8 lens with 24-120mm focal range which provides a 5x zoom (the PowerShot G7 X Mark III has 24-100mm focal range, giving 4.2x zoom), the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is poised to handle anything from shooting portraits to macro close-ups of 0.47x magnification and is excellent for creating shallow depth of field effects.

  • Fast, Confident Shooting

One major challenge of shooting fast-moving subjects is capturing that one perfect frame when the subject is in focus and in the desired position. Now, you can shoot boldly with the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III. Its pre-shoot setting will start shooting at 0.5 seconds before you even press the shutter release button. Hence, the moment will still be captured even if you press the shutter button a split second later. Photographs can be taken at a high speed of 30 shots per second in RAW burst mode (and 20fps in jpeg), making sure you miss nothing, especially if you are capturing jump shots or your child blowing out candles on a birthday cake.

Both cameras include a panoramic mode, activated by a simple push of a button. With horizontal or vertical panning, you can easily capture panoramic shots with amazing details in high quality.

  • Create Movies in Stunning Definition

Both PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III lets users capture 4K movies without crop, allowing you to take full advantage of your lenses to shoot landscape videos.

With 4K movies recorded in motion JPEG, frame grabs are possible, allowing users to review footage and at any given point, extract a moment from the video and save it as a high-quality 8MP JPEG on the camera.

With a tilting LCD on both cameras, you can shoot from different angles, from the ground up, or from high angles to create videos with a unique point of view.

  • Intuitive Features and Ergonomic Handling

With their highly pocket-friendly dimensions and ergonomic design, both the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III can easily fit into a slip-pocket in your bag, which makes them ideal choice for lifestyle users looking for an all-in-one camera for everyday use.

The PowerShot G7 X Mark III comes in two colours- black and silver. Users familiar with Canon’s EOS cameras would appreciate both cameras’ operation and intuitive control features, which has been upgraded from the existing compact digital camera’s user interface.

  • Versatile Charging and Advanced Connectivity

Both the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III are capable of USB charging which makes it more convenient for users on the go.

The PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III are packed with connectivity features, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), to effortlessly connect with compatible smart devices with one single tap and switch seamlessly between Wi-Fi and BLE. Users can use the Canon Camera Connect app to perform network-related features.

Availability

  • The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is available in black colour and retailed at RM3,599
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is available in both black and silver colours and retailed at RM2,999

Both models are available at all Canon authorized dealers nationwide.

To see the new PowerShot G-Series cameras in action, check it out at #LiveYourStories #PowerShotG7XMarkIII, #CanonMalaysia

 

REALME 5 Series Equips With Quad Camera

The latest series: realme 5 and realme 5 Pro comes with FOUR or QUAD CAMERA!

realme global has recently introduced it’s latest quad camera smartphones series in India.

Both smartphones equipped with:

  • Qualcomm Technologies’ mobile platforms
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 665 and 712

realmes new product series shows a giant leap from dual camera to QUAD camera to cover variant demand and usage.

The new series consists of a QUAD camera function with features like:

  • high megapixel main camera
  • ultra wide angle lens
  • potrait lens
  • a macro lens

Want to fit everything in one photo?

Switch to ultra wide angle lens as the visual angle goes up to 119 degree and helps in capturing any breath-taking landscape photo or accommodate more people for a group photo.

Portrait photography is all about capturing the person’s attitude and personality. A portrait lens works with unique filtering system, software adjustment and exposure to redefinte users’ portrait experience.

The fourth lens, macro lens offers user a focal length of 4cm to let you explore a whole new world in just a small space. Moreover, the F2.4 aperture and bokeh effect let you take more outstanding and focused shots.

Lastly, the new product series with QUAD camera able to capture stunning photos in all situations no matter during day, night, recording portraits, landscape or macro level.

To find out more about our upcoming events and promotions, do follow us on our Facebook page as well as Instagram at @realmemalaysia.

 

ARTBOX Malaysia 2019 Levelling Up For Second Edition

Due to its success last year, Artbox Malaysia 2019 returns with a leveled up theme: Assemble.

 

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The most popular creative market in Southeast Asia is back in Malaysia on the 6 to 8 and 13 to 15 September at Sunway City Outdoor Open Air Carpark  with FREE admission for everyone.

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Artbox Malaysia is levelling up for its second edition, with its signature containers being stacked and arranged to charm and attract guests from all over Malaysia.

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Artbox is recognised internationally for its captivating structures surrounding the vicinity. This year’s edition takes inspiration from nostalgic childhood games such as Tetris and Jenga.

With Artbox Malaysia: Assemble being their new theme, this creative market will once again provide creative and unique retailers from across the region such as Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia & Singapore formed a holistic, one-of-a-kind curated experience.

Artbox Malaysia: Assemble showcased a range of over 300 booths that grab the attention of Malaysians.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Invade Industry Singapore, Mr Kent Teo said,

Artbox Malaysia 2019 plans to be bigger, better and more memorable than last year. This year, we are pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones and bringing amazing ideas to life for the community of Malaysia. Artbox Malaysia has a lot to offer and we hope to provide our guests with an all-inclusive extraordinary experience. We hope to see our food lovers and art enthusiasts once again have unforgettable moments with us. We’re also honoured as Artbox Malaysia is once again supported by Sunway Group, one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates, with its flagship Sunway City Kuala Lumpur as our key venue partner.”

As Malaysia’s premier tourist destination with retail, leisure, hospitality and entertainment under one roof, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur is the venue of choice for Artbox Malaysia: Assemble which will see a large influx of visitors.

Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah said,

Sunway City Kuala Lumpur is proud to play host to Artbox Malaysia for the second consecutive year. Last year, the event garnered overwhelming responses from art enthusiasts, aspiring designers and shopping and food lovers from all over Malaysia. We trust this one-of-a-kind event will reach out to an even bigger crowd this year. In our continuous effort to boost the vibrancy of Malaysia’s tourism industry, we will continue to bring in events of a regional and global scale to Sunway City Kuala Lumpur.”

Artbox Malaysia also gave visitors the chance to indulge in gastronomic bites, from delectable food and beverage stalls each weekend. Some intriguing flavours that foodies can look out for are Dum Dum Thai Drinks, Saychiizu, IceDEA and Salmon Portion, these brands are based in Malaysia but they showcased exclusive thai fusion flavours for Artbox Malaysia.

With its mission to provide creative makers, local artists and musicians a platform to showcase their talents. Artbox Malaysia provided a stage with live music performances from Maha Jefferey, Ili Ruzanna, Rufus and more as they serenaded visitors with their sweet-sounding voices under the alluring ambience of the starry-filled night sky throughout the weekend.

[L to R] Haoming Lee Regional Head of Strategy of Invade, Kent Teo Chief Executive Officer of Invade, Sayantan Das Managing Director of foodpanda, Fabian Emanuel Head of Marketing of foodpanda, Kevin Jacob Offline

Artbox Malaysia is also proudly presented by foodpanda, Malaysia’s largest food delivery platform. All food and beverage selections are available on foodpanda’s app throughout the festival period. Visitors are able to skip long queues by using the new pick-up feature on the app. This feature enables visitors to purchase from food and beverage vendors at Artbox and a notification will appear when their food is ready allowing visitors to collect their order at the foodpanda pick up line. Alongside that, visitors also enjoyed themselves at the foodpanda zones filled with games, fun activities and surprises throughout the day.

Each weekend brings forth a different set of unique creative lifestyle and fashion vendors that presents a diversity of style from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. For instance, a collaboration between JD Sports x adidas brought a larger-than-life gaming experience with a modern twist. With towering LED screens surrounding the space, visitors challenged a friend to an epic showdown of JD King of Trainers: The Game and stood a chance to win exclusive prizes from JD Sports and adidas.

Other than that, Artblocks Tower provided an offline-to-online experience that involves interactivity on Instagram and visitors stood a chance to win exclusive giveaways and grand prizes from JD Sports and adidas when you form Tetris shapes with your photos within Instagram’s 3×3 grid.

As an all-inclusive creative market, Artbox aspires to provide the latest in retail assortments. Pestle & Mortar Clothing, who pride themselves in incorporating local flavour in all of their pieces, released an Artbox Malaysia exclusive ‘Artbox X PMC’ merchandise capsule consisting of all-new limited edition t-shirt designs, bags and accessories. Visitors also expected exclusive promotions and surprises at Pestle Mortar Clothing’s container at Artbox Malaysia.

Visitors can enjoy free admission to Artbox Malaysia which takes place from 3pm-11pm on 6 – 8 September and 13-15 September at Sunway City Outdoor Open Air Carpark.

Don’t miss out by following Artbox Malaysia’s social channels for all announcements and updates.

 
About Artbox
Artbox is recognised for its unique curation of local entrepreneurs and creative retailers presented in a creative night market! Artbox Malaysia, brought in by Invade has become one of the most highly-anticipated experiences with the first year bringing in more than 350,000 visitors. Artbox Malaysia created numerous magical moments last year and will be back again for two weekends in September.

The second Malaysian edition, themed Artbox Malaysia: Assemble, will capture stunning moments with creative art installations and interactive elements that will intrigue all your senses. Artbox Malaysia: Assemble aims to be bigger and better than everything you’ve ever imagined and creating an artistic force unlike any other. Artbox Malaysia: Assemble will feature unique retailers, tantalising meals and fascinating art installations in a space that pushes the boundaries of creativity.
Artbox Malaysia: Assemble is an event not to be missed!

About Invade
Invade is a creative retail space activation and events management company founded in 2010. Known for its innovative retail concepts, Invade manages pop-up retail stores, runs some of the largest creative markets, and also operates a real-time retail booking system that allows businesses to rent and list spaces in an efficient manner in Singapore. Invade will also host the Artbox Asia tour, bringing the best of creative markets to the region with each city’s installation infused with the local flavour. For more details, please visit http://invade.co.

About Ad-nology
Ad-nology is a boutique marketing agency who focuses on innovation and creativity. Ad-nology is build by the forever generation, for the forever generation. Working towards uncharted territory, ad-nology creates live experiences that has never been done before and to create unique and memorable events.
Discovering uncharted grounds . For more info visit us at https://ad-nology.com
ARTBOX MALAYSIA ASSEMBLE FACT SHEET

Event Details
FREE ADMISSION!
This event is open to public

Operating Hours
6 – 8 September 2019
13 – 15 September 2019
Friday – Sunday
3PM – 11PM

Location
Sunway City Kuala Lumpur
Outdoor Open Air Carpark

By Public Transport
– Take LRT Kelana Jaya Line from any station to USJ 7 station & interchange with BRT to Sunway Lagoon station.
LRT stations with parking space: USJ 21, Ara Damansara, Putra Heights, Glenmarie & Gombak
– Take KTM Komuter Port Klang Line from any station to Setia Jaya station & interchange with BRT to Sunway Lagoon station.

Drive & Park
Sunway Geo (Park & ride BRT at SunMed station or use Canopy Walk)
BRT Sunway depot (Park & ride BRT at SunU-Monash station or use Canopy Walk)
Sunway University (Park & ride BRT at SunU-Monash station or use Canopy Walk)
The Pinnacle Sunway
Menara Sunway

Find out more here: https://www.sunway.city/getting-here/

Date 06 – 08 Sept 2019
13 – 15 Sept 2019
Friday – Sunday
Time 3 – 11PM

Venue Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Outdoor Open Air Carpark

Address Jalan Lagoon Timur (9/1), Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Organizer INVADE x Ad-nology Labs x Artbox Thailand

Admission Free Admission

Official Instagram https://www.instagram.com/Artbox_MY/
Official Facebook https://www.facebook.com/malaysia.artbox/

Official Website https://Artbox.my
Official Email Hello@artbox.my
Official Hashtag #ARTBOXMY2019
#ARTBOXASSEMBLE

ARTBOX MALAYSIA KEY VENDORS

No Name Description Country of Origin IG / FB
1 Dum Dum Thai Drinks F&B Malaysia Instagram page
2 Saychiizu F&B Malaysia Instagram page
3 IceDEA F&B Malaysia Facebook page
4 Salmon Portion F&B Malaysia
5 Lemon Me Farm F&B Thailand Instagram page
6 Ohhoo Glass jelly F&B Thailand Instagram page
7 Barhop Barburger F&B Thailand Facebook page
8 Fox Cha Milk Tea F&B Thailand Facebook page
9 Ka-Nom-Thai F&B Thailand Facebook page
10 Singapore Laksa by PGFN F&B Singapore Facebook page
11 Moonset Retail Thailand Instagram page
12 Loma.Whale Retail Thailand Instagram page
13 The Thirty August Retail Thailand Instagram page
14 Emmi Shoes Retail Thailand Instagram page
15 Lalyl Studio Retail Thailand Instagram page
16 Lichi Official Retail Thailand Instagram page
17 Airmocks Retail Singapore Instagram page
18 ACAPFashion Retail Singapore Instagram page
19 Patti.Felli Retail Indonesia Instagram page
20 Charista Retail Indonesia Instagram page

“RAGE”- A New Cafe Concept In KL

This home-grown Malaysian tech startup has been the talk of the town for reinventing the local coffee scene in the Klang Valley with a refreshing new cafe concept and mobile application, DrinkRage.

(Left) Jevin Singh, CEO & Co-Founder of RAGE; Makissa Sophia, Chief Community Officer of RAGE + DrinkRage App

Armed with a catchy “RAGE to #NeverSettle” tagline, the brand hopes to assemble go-getters, dream chasers and entrepreneurs to do what they love, and #NeverSettle, while fuelling themselves with specialty coffee and other sumptuous offerings.

 

RAGE is the brainchild of Jevin Singh, and it aims to be much more than your typical instagrammable cafe. What sets RAGE apart from your copy-and-paste coffee chain is their focus on technology and community.

Pre Ordering via the DrinkRage App & Picking it up

With their app DrinkRage, they don’t aspire to only sell you coffee, but rather deliver inspiration on demand. Within the app, there is also a specific community tab which allows fellow RAGERs to sign up for events and build relationships with people who enjoy the same cup of coffee.

“Most relationships start over a drink and very often that happens to be a caffeinated beverage. It can be as easy as ‘Hey, let’s go and grab a cup of coffee’,” emphasised CEO and Co-Founder of RAGE, Jevin Singh.

“We want everyone to walk into any RAGE outlet and feel the close-knit communal spirit that we aspire to create across all outlets. Even the interior is build with a focus on Relationships-First; most of the seating we have are communal long tables and we even have a “RAGE room” where you and your friends get to let out some steam after a stressful day at work”.

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FUELLED BY TECHNOLOGY

Upon realising the energising power of caffeine to keep the working crowd constantly revitalised, RAGE is among the first in the market to develop an application called DrinkRage, which allows RAGERs to pre order their drinks and even get it delivered.

To ensure maximum freshness, RAGE uses a micro-delivery model within a geofence from each RAGE outlet. At the moment, delivery areas are mostly targeted at high density office areas such as KL Sentral and Bangsar LRT station. Members can now get their caffeine fix in just a few taps and have it sent to their doorstep without having to leave the office!

People are forever in a hurry and with so little time to waste, RAGE aspires to be a part of a solution that helps make the experience of ordering coffee and other caffeinated beverages, a smooth and efficient transaction. Upon placing an order, RAGERs can expect their coffee to be ready for pickup when they arrive or delivered within 20 minutes by an assigned runner.

For those who dread the morning coffee queues, DrinkRage offers you the perfect pre-order solution. And those of us who aren’t lucky enough to have a dedicated runner to pick up coffee for us, DrinkRage offers you the perfect “tea runner” on demand while in the office.

AN INSPIRED COMMUNITY

As a brand that advocates building meaningful relationships and facilitating stronger connections, communal seating is conveniently offered at RAGE’s flagship store situated in Menara UOA Bangsar, which encourages interaction between all guests of the outlet.

The brand is also heavily invested in curating workshops in hopes to support aspiring individuals and tie the working community closer together. From movie nights to personal branding and motivational talks, RAGE has curated a fascinating lineup of interactive activities in store for all its members. To stay in-the-know, RAGERs can check out the DrinkRage app and sign up to join in on the conversation.

“Most of what we do at RAGE revolves around our goal of promoting the urge to #NeverSettle. It is our belief that every individual stands to benefit from interacting with other interesting individuals. That is when differing perspectives are gained; ideas propagate and sometimes turn into action,” says Makissa Sophia, Chief Community Officer of RAGE.

RAGE is also a strong proponent of working with other local businesses and places strong emphasis on participating in the circular economy. Circularity has never been more prevalent and necessary than it is now, therefore RAGE has taken the initiative to put systems in place. Collaborating with eco and chemical-friendly beauty brand ‘The Mineraw’, RAGE’s coffee waste is the star and vital component in their body, face and lip scrub produced by these ethical connoisseurs.

GET REVITALISED

Of course, most important of all, customers can rest assure that good quality coffee comes at an affordable price range and it doesn’t stop there –– vegans and lactose-intolerant RAGERs are given an extensive range of alternatives to dairy milk such as oat milk, soy milk and even coconut milk!

All recipes in the RAGE menu are meticulously crafted, seeking to offer customers the perfect balance of taste and nutrition. The flagship store in Bangsar is also vegan-friendly as they serve plant-based food and to keep taste buds aroused, the RAGE menu is constantly reinventing itself.

Spreading energy and motivation at five locations in less than two months, the ambitious startup aims to have a total of 50 outlets in full operation by H2 2020, and hopes to encourage more individuals to punch through the fatigue and revitalise themselves by using the DrinkRage app.

For orders made via the DrinkRage application starting from 22nd of July to 18th of August, members will get a promotional rate at RM 5 (Black Coffee), RM 6 (White Coffee and Matcha) and RM 7 (Specialty Drinks) across all outlets! *Alternative milk options will cost an extra RM2.

 

GIGABYTE Announced Latest Content Creator and Gaming Laptops

GIGABYTE  introduced its latest iteration of the AERO 15 Classic line-up targeted at content creators, and the refreshed AORUS line-ups for gamers.

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Each of its line-ups are bolstered with the latest NVIDIA GeForce® GTX and RTX-series alongside Intel’s 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.

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Titled “Creation on the Go,” the media launch highlights GIGABYTE’s push to enrich and increase the output capabilities of content creators through the AERO 15 Classic. The event saw multiple speakers from GIGABYTE, NVIDIA, as well as Malaysian 3D & motion designer, Ismail Amir Abdullah.

A Response to Content Creation

GIGABYTE’s Vice President, Mr. Steven Chen believes that content creators are a niche that reflects the brand’s value and proposition for quality products.

“Content creators today have to take on a responsive and adaptable role when it comes to communicating with their fans. Having the ability to educate, entertain and express stories are crucial in building a loyal and expansive following. With our latest Aero 15 Classic, GIGABYTE aims to redefine the future laptop market by creating products that best fit content creators’ needs. We project that our latest release can help create a new wave of Brilliant Creators with the support of powerful and high-quality devices from GIGABYTE.”

Ms. Oreo Lee, Account Manager & Sales

AERO 15 Classic: 8 Core Mobile Processor, Industry Largest 94Wh Battery and other Premium Features

The AERO 15 Classic notebook comes with the top-notch 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 and i9 processor, delivering excellent computing power to every user. The 8-core processor is capable of up to a 5.0GHz clock speed, translating to a 25% performance score increase compared to its predecessor.

Partnering with tech giants Intel and Microsoft, AERO 15 Classic was built with the “All Intel Inside” concept, making it the world’s first AI (Artificial Intelligence) enabled high-performance laptop series. The automatic AI detects and learns based on a user’s work habits, constantly switching power between the CPU and GPU to assist users in experiencing the best performance without impeding in their needs.

The AERO 15 Classic comes:

  • with a 94Wh large battery, providing up to 8 hours of battery life to enhance work performance
  • As for graphic cards, The AERO 15 Classic comes with the latest GeForce® RTX™ 20 series GPU, supporting Real Time Ray Tracing, deep learning technology (DLSS) and NVIDIA Adaptive Shading® (NAS) adaptive shading.
  • its other premium components of the AERO 15 Classic line-up also introduces: an Intel® 760p SSD, Thunderbolt™ 3 port, Intel® based Killer™ 1550 Wi-Fi adapter, AUO 4K screen, Sharp GZO 240Hz panel, LG for 144Hz FHD panels, Samsung® for memory modules, Killer™ Wi-Fi chip, X-Rite™ Pantone®, and Nahimic™ 3 sound technology.

All these components reflect the product’s line of premium and high standards through build & design.

Inviting the Rising 3D Animator: Mr. Ismail’s Experience as a content creator

In support of the media launch, a rising star for 3D & motion design, Mr. Ismail Amir bin Abdullah (IG: @amr_render) was also in attendance. During his presentation, Mr. Ismail shared his personal experiences utilizing the AERO 15 Classic and how his overall workflow performance increased significantly as well as his ability to translate his latest ideas straight onto the laptop due to its form factor.

“Having experienced a content creator-first laptop for an extended period is definitely a game-changer. In the past, I used to be conscious when relying on my old laptops which was designed aggressively to appeal to gamers,” he says.

“Having the AERO 15 Classic gives me confidence in both producing my work due to its performance and sleek design. Its artificial intelligence (AI) software embedded within the laptop allows extreme levels of multi-tasking (Cinema 4D, After Effect, Photoshop, Illustrator, Daz Studio, Octane render, etc) which is suitable for my rendering needs. Not forgetting, its well-ventilated design features also ensures that my output is consistent with the standards I’ve set for myself,” he adds.

Introducing The Gaming Product Line: AORUS

GIGABYTE also introduced AORUS laptops as the gaming product line for GIGABYTE Group, including AORUS 5, AORUS 7 and AORUS 15. The highlight was the AORUS 15, which was introduced as the best performance laptop under 1 inch, which its 3D scores is in lead among others.

These slim notebooks use the same WINDFORCE Technology from our renowned AORUS graphics card specialist team, giving the laptop best thermal dissipation to boost its performance while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing design. The AORUS 15 arrives with a 240 Hz panel option for those seeking for a better visual gaming experience. For mainstream gamers, AORUS 5 and AORUS 7 has packs the LG® IPS 144Hz panel and Samsung® for memory modules, Killer™ Wi-Fi adapter, NAHIMIC™ sound technology, Intel® processor, Intel® SSD, and the NVIDIA® graphics processor.

Both the AERO and AORUS product lines are targeted to be available in Malaysia by the 15th of July through selected distributorships and dealers.

For more information on GIGABYTE Malaysia, please:

Game Is On with District Race by AIA Vitality

Get your game on with the WORLD’S greatest URBAN EXPLORATION RACE!!

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District Race made its Malaysian debut in Kuala Lumpur.

First launched in Singapore in 2018, District is a ground-breaking technology platform that encourages people to lead active, healthy lifestyles by providing an engaging and fun urban exploration experience through the District Race app.

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Ben Pember, Chief Executive Officer of District Technologies said:

“Having conducted successful District Races in Hong Kong and Singapore, we are excited to finally introduce District Race to Malaysia. By offering Malaysians a brand new urban exploration experience, we hope to enable active living and allow everyone to develop a greater appreciation of their cities. District Race is designed for anyone and everyone, and we believe that District Race is a great starting point to motivate people to get out and rediscover what their cities have to offer.”

Heng Zee Wang, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Malaysia echoes his sentiments:

“Maintaining a regular workout regime and an active lifestyle can be quite challenging for the current generation. Our work and family commitments plus long commutes often are barriers to us being able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is why AIA is excited to bring District Race to Malaysia for the first time ever – as a platform that enables Malaysians to explore their cities in a whole new way with their families and friends. We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to empower Malaysians to lead healthier, longer and better lives, and District promises a ground-breaking experience for everyone.”

The World’s Greatest Exploration App

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District Race app is an experiential technology platform that is redefining running and urban exploration through gamification. By combining cutting-edge augmented reality and location-based technology, the District Race app brings cities to life in an immersive urban exploration race.

Explorers can use the District Race app to navigate their way through the city, collecting as many points as possible by clearing virtual checkpoints and challenges. With no set route and set distance, explorers can create their own strategy and choose how they explore their cities.

From young urbanites looking to rediscover the city to elite runners who want to conquer a brand-new challenge or even families looking for a fun, healthy and educational experience together, District Race is designed to be an unforgettable experience for all.

Pre-event engagement to hype up the main race

The main race day will be held on 3rd November 2019 in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur with ticket prices ranging from RM60 to RM130, including Early Bird and Regular ticket prices. Before the finale in Kuala Lumpur, the race will go live in stages across Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Melaka and Johor Bahru. Virtual checkpoints called ‘grids’ will be set up across these locations, allowing everyone to explore for free and have an amazing opportunity to experience the District Race before the finale. These grids will go live between 21 June and 20 October and give explorers the chance to win exciting prizes as they go out, explore and rediscover their cities.

A series of community events known as #ExploreEvents will also be held at these four cities, and will feature themed virtual districts. Each district offers different challenges that highlight landmarks, as well as the culture and heritage of each city.

Start exploring with the District Race app and be rewarded

District Race will be launching the Ultimate Explorer Challenge in Malaysia to encourage people to get out, explore, and level up their fitness. The person who scores the most points by completing District grids in Malaysia from 17th June to 2nd November 2019 will be rewarded with a round the world trip for them to try out our District Grids in more than 15 cities around the world. This aligns with the mission of enabling everyone to go further, do more, and explore. The winner of this challenge will be announced at the main race day on 3rd November.

In addition, Explorers who download the app and complete at least five grids between 17th June and 31st July will also receive a free ticket to District Race Kuala Lumpur on 3rd November.

The world’s greatest urban exploration race

Explorers can opt to join either of the two categories – Discovery and Open – on the main race day, as individuals or in teams of four. Both categories vary in terms of difficulty and the number of checkpoints.

The Open category is a classic category which has been created for those wanting to explore new places around their city and compete in new challenges – it comes with over 100 checkpoints and challenges to complete in two hours.

The Discovery category on the other hand, is a family-friendly grid that is recommended for beginners. This grid introduces Explorers to District Race with a smaller grid and a shorter one-hour mission, with over 50 checkpoints and challenges located around the Base location.

Each category includes three types of challenges that have to be completed, namely the Scan Challenge, Discovery Challenge, and Time Trial Challenge. Each challenge will test the explorers’ skills such as speed, knowledge of the city, dexterity and problem-solving. To complete these challenges, explorers will have to strategise and plan their own routes, choosing the checkpoints that will maximise their points.

Explorers can track their progress on the live leaderboards hosted on the District Race app, creating a sense of friendly competition and a desire to push for that last checkpoint.

Tickets for District Race Kuala Lumpur are now available for sale on:

www.exploredistrict.com/en/events/kuala-lumpur

The District Race app is now available for download via the App Store and Google Play.

Visit District Race Malaysia’s website for more information and follow District Race Malaysia and AIA Vitality on social media for the latest updates.

 

Event Date: 3 November 2019 (Sunday)

Event Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

Event Time: From 6:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Programme:

0600 – Gates Open
0645 – Elite Wave
0700 – Open Waves begin
1200 – Prize Presentation
1400 – Discovery Waves begin
1600 – Event Ends

Run Distance With no set route and no set distance, explorers can strategise and plan their own routes, choosing which checkpoints and challenges to clear that will maximise their point.

How to Register Online Registration via Credit / Debit Card / PayPal on
http://www.exploredistrict.com/en/events/kuala-lumpur

Registration Deadline 1 November 2019
*Registration ends when all entries are filled

Race Pack Items All District Race Kits include the following items:
● District Race KL Tee
● AR-Enabled District Race KL Sticker
● District Race Bag
● AR-Enabled Finisher Medal (collect at finish line)

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The Grid
The Grid will feature different areas in Kuala Lumpur, with each offering a unique race experience. The Grid with virtual checkpoints will be released closer to the main race day so explorers can strategise and plan their route.

Checkpoints and Challenges
Explorers can devise their own strategy and route and collect as many points as possible from Checkpoints & Challenges within the Grid within the time limit. Points are awarded when explorers successfully navigate to a checkpoint or challenge. Receive additional points when a challenge is completed.

There are 3 types of challenges – Scan Challenge, Discovery Challenge, and Time Trial Challenge, each requiring a combination of 4 different skill sets – city knowledge, speed & endurance, dexterity, and problem-solving.

The Points
Checkpoint scores range from 100 to 400, while challenge scores begin at 500 points.

All explorers will need to collect as many points as possible within the time limit. Track rankings on our live leader board – collect as many points as possible and return to the District Base within the time limit to win. Late return to the District Base will result in a points-deduction penalty.

The Categories
OPEN – It is the classic category with over 100 checkpoints and challenges. It is created for those wanting to explore new places around their city and compete in new challenges. Explorers can join individually or as a team of 4 and complete the race in 2 hours.

DISCOVERY -It is a family friendly grid that’s recommended for beginners. This grid introduces Explorers to District Race with a smaller grid and a shorter 1-hour mission. There are over 50 checkpoints and challenges around the Base location. Explorers can join individually or as a team of 4.

District Base
The District Base is the heart of the District Race. Located at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, District racers can experience awesome tech-focused activities, augmented reality and virtual reality games, great food, drinks and pumping music before and after the race.

HBO ASIA, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Collaborates for Final Season of Game of Thrones

And guess what?

FREE GAME OF THRONES-Themed Espresso Cream Latte Wil Be Given Out At The GAME OF THRONES Branded The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Mid Valley Megamall Outlet For A Limited Time

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As the excitement continues to brew for the much anticipated final season of GAME OF THRONES, for the first time, HBO Asia is teaming up with The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® to unveil an exclusive GAME OF THRONES-inspired Espresso Cream Latte featuring the Viserion dragon latte art design at the Mid Valley Megamall outlet in Malaysia.

To celebrate the eighth and final season of the hit series, 1,600 cups of free* GAME OF THRONES themed lattes will be given out at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® outlet in Mid Valley Megamall (Unit G-047, East Atrium, Concourse Floor) over five  (5) days this month

  • April 19 to 21
  • April 27 and 28, together with a limited-edition GAME OF THRONES premium.

To redeem, simply look out for the weekly posts on The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Malaysia Instagram handle @coffeebeanmy.

While collecting their drink, fans can immerse themselves in GAME OF THRONES decorations and watch specially curated featurettes from the series at the Mid Valley outlet of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® during the campaign period from April 11 to 30.

In addition, capture your Viserion dragon latte art and/or GAME OF THRONES experience at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Mid Valley outlet in the most creative way, share them on social media and stand a chance to win exclusive GAME OF THRONES premiums and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® prizes**. For details visit The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® Instagram.

The eighth and final season of GAME OF THRONES will debut in Asia same time as the U.S. on Monday, 15 April at 9am, with a same day encore at 10pm, exclusively on HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 431 HD). The series will also be available on HBO On Demand. New episodes will premiere every Monday at the same time.

Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. Members of the ensemble cast for the seventh season included Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. Season seven credits: executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin.

* 200 cups will be given out each day, available on a first-come-first served basis, while stocks last.
**Photo contest entries must include hashtags #HBOAsia #ForTheThrone and #GameOfThronesxCBTL and tune in: “Watch GAME OF THRONES on HBO every Monday, 9am and 10pm.”