SHOPEE Wraps Up 12.12 With Over 12 million orders

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, wraps up a record-breaking year with its highly successful Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale.

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On 12 December, Shopee saw over 12 million orders across the region, surpassing all past records including the recent Shopee 11.11 Big Sale.

Supported by more than 450,000 brands and merchants, Shopee recorded 48 million visits as users shopped 60 million deals across all categories. Shopee’s in-app games were also highly popular like the Shopee Shake which was played 46 million times throughout the campaign.

In Malaysia, Health and Beauty, Home and Living, and Baby and Toys were the top three most popular categories. Leading brands, including Watsons, Nestle, Pet Pet, Realme and Petronas emerged as favourites amongst users.

Additionally, all tickets for Shopee’s Regional Brand Ambassador, BLACKPINK’s 2019 World Tour that went on sale were sold out in less than an hour, with 100 tickets snapped up within the first 30 seconds.

Malaysians grew up with Milo so it came as no surprise when the Nestle Milo Energy Cube became the top favourite, with raving reviews about its unique bite-size goodness. Additionally, people are getting more health conscious as they continue to maintain a balanced lifestyle. The Russell Taylors Air Fryer was a sought-after product to add to their kitchen essentials as a healthy alternative to fry food while another crowd-pleaser was the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 for wearers to track their fitness progress by recording their daily activities such as walking, sleep, heart rate and calories burnt. The old adage “an Apple a day keeps the doctor away” does ring true when iPhones became another attraction during the Shopee 12.12. Birthday Sale.

Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director, Shopee, said,

Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale marks another significant milestone as we celebrate a year of exponential growth. This follows the success of Shopee 11.11 Big Sale in November and Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day in September. We are pleased to see the never ending support from our Shopee users, and to record around 16 million downloads in Malaysia is a huge achievement as we continue to be a leader in the e-commerce industry. A big thank you to our loyal users, sellers and partners for their continued support. It has been an exciting and fulfilling quarter for us as we surpass past records and set new benchmarks to reach next year. We look forward to having everyone join us in attaining even greater heights in 2019.”

Since launching in 2015, Shopee has seen tremendous growth across its seven markets, achieving over 195 million downloads across Southeast Asia and Taiwan .

Shopee Malaysia’s key milestones in 2018

2018 has proven to be an exciting year for Shopee Malaysia. Key highlights include:

● Scaled-up partnerships with leading brands
-Shopee boasts an extensive product variety featuring leading international and local brands including NYX, MR DIY, honor, Tefal, Tesco, LEGO, Fossil and more. This year, Shopee secured several exclusive mobile launches which were very well-received, including the honor 9 Lite which saw 500 units sold out within five minutes and Realme 2 Pro which is now the fastest growing smartphone brand on the platform. Shopee is the title sponsor of Piala FA Malaysia 2018 where more than 20,000 e-tickets were purchased on Shopee. Shopee also teamed up with Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) to provide a host of opportunities to KLFW alumni such as kick-starting their official stores on the platform and curating fashion campaigns both online and offline.

● Strengthened partnerships with leading logistics providers
-In line with Shopee’s dedication to providing the best online shopping experience, Shopee expanded its logistics network through its partnerships with leading logistics providers DHL eCommerce and AirAsia’s logistics arm RedBox to ensure smooth and efficient deliveries to all users.

● Forged deeper engagement with users through innovative ways
-The Shopee Celebrity Squad was launched in May to provide Shopee users with convenient access to products from adored local stars, including Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin, Nora Danish, Ummi Nazeera, Tomok, Shuib Sepahtu and Siti Sarah. To date, Shopee has over 20 local celebrities in the squad, and aims to onboard even more celebrities in the coming year.

To round off Shopee’s birthday celebrations, users can shop one final round of birthday treats at Shopee 12.12 Thank You Sale happening from 13 to 14 December.

Shop the Shopee 12.12 Thank You Sale at https://shopee.com.my/1212

SHOPEE Seller Awards Recognises Star Sellers

These sellers are from across Malaysia and has shown an outstanding performance!

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Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan honoured its expanding community of sellers at the Shopee Seller Awards 2018.

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The star-studded occasion saw the attendance of YB Datuk Muez bin Abd Aziz, Deputy Secretary General of Consumerism and Management, Group Chief Corporate Officer, Pos Laju, and celebrities such as Nora Danish and Zoey Rahman. Leading brands such as Nestlé, Honor, and Digi shared the stage with celebrities as Shopee celebrated a landmark year.

“Since our inception in 2015, we have shattered our own expectations and 2018 was another year of significant milestones, including Shopee 11.11 Big Sale which saw over 11 million orders across the region on 11 November alone. We also unveiled BLACKPINK as our first regional brand ambassador in time for Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale, cementing our position as the leading e-commerce platform in the region. In line with our anniversary, we have prepared Shopee Seller Awards 2018 to thank sellers, brands, and partners, who form the backbone of our tremendous success thus far. We are humbled by their unending support and we dedicate this night specially for them,” said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee.

Shopee All Stars and Seller of the Year

A total of 14 accolades were given out at Shopee Seller Awards 2018 to honour the best sellers across various store categories. These include Lifestyle, Telecommunication, Fashion, and Electronics, with the most-coveted prizes being the Shopee Sellers of the Year for Shopee Mall and Marketplace. To keep things interesting, users could vote for the People’s Celebrity Award through a poll in the Shopee app.

Nestlé and Mono Digital were the biggest winners on the night, taking home the Shopee Seller of the Year Award for Mall and Marketplace respectively.

Additionally, Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza won the People’s Celebrity Award, named by Shopee users for her official store SimplySiti on Shopee Celebrity Squad.

*For a full list of award winners please refer to Appendix 1 below

Chew Soi Ping, Executive Director of Sales, Nestlé Malaysia Berhad said,

“We are delighted to win the Shopee’s Seller of the Year award and as the e-commerce industry grows in Malaysia, we are proud to be part of this growth with Shopee. We believe that this award further cements our position as the leading FMCG company in Malaysia and further reaffirms our commitment to continuously provide Malaysians accessibility to good food to improve quality of life. Nestlé is focused on our purpose to enhance the quality of life of Malaysians and contributing to a healthier future.”
Dato Seri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin added,

“When we first started SimplySiti in 2010, we saw the need and market for a local premium beauty brand that could compete locally and internationally. Our analysis was correct as SimplySiti has grown to be one of the most recognized brand locally and internationally. When we first decided to join Shopee in November 2016, we had already develop an e-commerce presence on our website but we saw the potential and value that Shopee could bring to our brand.  I would like to congratulate Shopee on all of its achievements and we are honoured to receive this award as recognition from customers and Shopee that SimplySiti is truly the people’s choice.”

“We are honoured to receive the Shopee Seller of the Year award for the marketplace category. We would like to thank Shopee and our followers for the recognition and amazing support we have received. We will strive to continue with the good work we have been doing to offer greater value for consumer electronic goods with great hope to win again next year!” added Gary Lum, Founder of Mono Digital.

Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale: Leading brands lined up for Shopee’s anniversary

Having started on 26 November, Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale features almost 3 weeks of daily promotions till the peak on 12 December to round off a record year. Users can enjoy nationwide free shipping from as low as RM12, 120% cashback every day, and daily deals from as low as RM12 from Shopee Mall over the entire event.

Leading brands such as Philips, Fossil, MR DIY, Tefal, PETPET, L’Oreal Group, Watsons and more will also be joining Shopee’s birthday with discounts of up to 90%, Shocking Sales, and exclusive giveaways.

Shopee’s industry partners, including FPX, BInfinite, Krispy Kreme, and Traveloka will also be giving back to users during Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale. For instance, Krispy Kreme will roll out limited-edition Shopee doughnuts to celebrate Shopee’s anniversary at all 17 outlets across Malaysia, while all users can enjoy THREE  free original glazed doughnuts for every half-dozen purchased from 1 to 20 December.

Ho closed,

“All that we do, from events such as Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale to initiatives like the Shopee Seller Awards has always been a way for us to show our appreciation to all our loyal users in Malaysia. As the end of 2018 approaches, we would like to sincerely thank all Malaysians for the immeasurable support throughout the year. We invite all Malaysians to join Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale as we celebrate another amazing year in our Shopee journey.”

For more information on Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale, visit link from 22 November.
Download the Shopee app for free on Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Shop from YG Official Shop on Shopee Malaysia here from 26 November onwards.

Appendix 1

Award Award Type Winner

  • Best in Lifestyle Shopee Marketplace: Odoso
  • Best in Lifestyle Shopee Mall: MR DIY
  • Best in Fashion Shopee Marketplace: Grimo
  • Best in Fashion Shopee Mall: VOIR
  • Best in Consumer Goods Shopee Marketplace: Wako
  • Best in Consumer Goods Shopee Mall:Watsons
  • Best in Electronics Shopee Marketplace: iBeli
  • Best in Electronics Shopee Mall: Honor
  • Best in Lifestyle Shopee Marketplace: BHP
  • Best in Telecommunication Partners: Digi
  • Best in Financial Services Partners: FPX
  • People’s Celebrity Award Partners : Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza
  • Seller of the Year Shopee Marketplace: Mono Digital
  • Seller of the Year Shopee Mall Nestlé

Watch Celebrity Car Wars and Wins Prizes

Pump and stand a chance to win amazing holiday packages, cash prizes, Caltex merchandises and more from now until November 30, 2018

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Chevron Malaysia Limited, which carries the Caltex® brand, is calling out to all die-hard automotive fans to strap on and get ready for an adrenaline-packed star power adventure and stand a chance to win awesome holiday packages, cash prizes and more.

The campaign was rolled out recently in conjunction with the premiere of Celebrity Car Wars Season 3, which currently airs on HISTORY Asia (ASTRO CH555 and CH575 HD).

Caltex is once again the proud presenting sponsor of the award-winning reality automotive competition series, which aims to showcase how Caltex petrol and diesel can help vehicles deliver under even more challenging driving scenarios.

The show features a star power line up from Asia who are competing against one another through 19 challenges to be part of the Celebrity Car Wars Hall of Fame.

Among the challengers on the show are Malaysian actor, producer and director Hans Isaac, who is up against Singaporean actor and comedian Munah Bagharib; Filipino actor and VJ, Diego Loyzaga; American-Filipino actor, model, and singer Xian Lim; Thai-Australian actor, singer, and model, Matthew Deane; his wife and competitor Thai R&B idol, actress, and social media influencer Lydia Sarunrat.

From now until November 30, 2018, customers need only

  1. spend RM 40 on a fuel transaction in a single receipt at Caltex stations nationwide,
  2. send a picture of the receipt via WhatsApp to 017 7070683
  3. type Caltex<space>NRIC<space>date oftransaction<space>transaction total (Example: Caltex 880818008888 12/10 RM 45) to stand a chance to win prizes totalling over RM200,000!

Caltex® believes just like the celebrities in Celebrity Car Wars who have pushed beyond their limits to complete the given obstacles to champion the show, the need to always be ahead in delivering the best engine solutions for consumers are a top priority for the brand.

Shahid Ahmed, Chevron Malaysia Country Chairman said:

“Caltex® is continuously taking one step further, taking on the challenge to provide nothing but the most innovative products for engine protection. This platform allows us to demonstrate Techron’s high-performance fuel that can help vehicles deliver under more challenging scenarios. The show features professional tips to help drivers improve their drive to gain better fuel economy, including how the right fuel can maximize power and increase engine reliability. The promotional campaign was ignited to ensure that we reward our consumers who fuel at Caltex® for a better, smoother and worry-free ride.

“Additionally, we constantly seek out methods to strengthen relationships with our customers, to make certain they have a great journey, alongside engage with them and reward them for their never-ending support towards the Caltex® brand.”

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Don’t miss out on the final episode of Celebrity Car Wars Season 3 this Sunday, 28 October at 9.55pm on ASTRO History Channel 555 and 575 HD. Find out who will emerge as the Champion for Celebrity Car Wars Season 3.

For more information on Caltex® and its products, please visit:

Discover Local Taste at 24-Hour BookXcess at Tamarind Square

What a great activity to enjoy with your loved ones!

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Spend your Malaysia Day with us at BookXcess as we celebrate the spirit of Malaysia at REMPAH 2018. Visitors will get to enjoy a host of activities catering for all ages such as storytelling, puppet shows, and the creation of customised bookmarks by talented local watercolourists, as well as other amazing arts showcases throughout the entire day!

Date: 16 September 2018, Sunday
Time: 9.16am – 9.16pm
Venue: BookXcess, Tamarind Square, Cyberjaya

There’ll be fun activities like:

  • the Ejen Ali Colouring Competition
  • screening of short films by Astro
  • video art performances by a group of dancers taught by Malaysian Indian classical dancer January Low
  • creative writing workshop by Malaysian writer Tunku Halim
  • a series of talks – on topics like weight loss, and on “Content Media” by Nina Sharil, founder of PopCon
  • financial talks and consultation with Joyce Chuah, CEO of Success Concepts.

Apart from that, the first 2,000 visitors to BookXcess Tamarind Square during REMPAH 2018 will get an exclusive VIP Pass to the upcoming Big Bad Wolf KL 2018.

How to get the VIP Pass?

  1. Just snap a picture at the event, expressing what diversity in Malaysia means to you
  2. post it on Facebook with the hashtag #BBWKL2018 and #REMPAH2018,
  3. tag 5 friends in the post
  4. Then, show the post to the staff to receive the VIP Pass.

Time Activities Location

  • 11.00AM – 12.00PM Weight Loss Talk – Tunku Halim Epilogue Room, BookXcess
  • 11.00AM – 12.00PM Ejen Ali Coloring Competition Group A (5 to 8 years old) The Stage, BookXcess
  • 12:10pm – 12:45pm Music Therapy Talk – Dr. Indra Selvarajah of UPM Epilogue Room, BookXcess
  • 13.00PM – Suhaili’s Group Dance Performance Video Screenings Epilogue Room, BookXcess
  • 13.00PM – 14.00PM Ejen Ali Colouring Competition: Group B (9 to 12 years old) The Stage, BookXcess
  • 15.00PM – 16.00PM Creative Writing Workshop – Tunku Halim Epilogue Room, BookXcess
  • 16.00pm – 16.30pm You too can Vlog! – Nina Sharil Khan from PopCon The Stage, BookXcess
  • 16.00PM – 17.00PM Taking Charge of Financial Life Talk – Joyce Chuah, CEO of Success Concepts Epilogue Room, BookXcess
  • 17.00PM – 18.30PM Astro Short Films Screening and Q&As session with directors The Stage, BookXcess
  • 17.00PM – 18.30PM Financial Consultation – Joyce Chuah, CEO of Success Concepts Epilogue Room, BookXcess

For more information on the exciting activities, follow the updates on the BookXcess Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BookXcess/.

See you there!

Tun M and Tun Siti’s Lego Mural Unveiled at Lego Art Exhibition

As Malaysians celebrate the country’s 61st independence day, Carousell, Republic of Bricks (ROB) and Sunway Pyramid Mall unveiled an array of unique murals built entirely from LEGO bricks celebrating our country.
(L-R) Tang Siew Wai, Country Head of Carousell Malaysia, Zen Chan Yang Shan, President of ROB and Amy Hoo Ooi Mei, Senior Manager - Marketing of Sunway Pyramid unveiled the Tun M and Tun

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah’s LEGO mural is the highlight of the exhibition that were held on 30 August at LG2, Central Avenue, Sunway Pyramid.

(L-R) Amy Hoo Ooi Mei, Senior Manager - Marketing of Sunway Pyramid, Tang Siew Wai, Country Head of Carousell Malaysia and Zen Chan Yang Shan, President of ROB unveiled the Tun M and Tun

18 unique LEGO mosaics will also be on display, featuring interesting Malaysian moments, culture and sceneries, coupled with LEGO-themed activities for visitors by Carousell. LEGO fans can also connect with LEGO collectors across Malaysia on Carousell.

“The LEGO builders and fans have long traded and exchanged ideas via our platform and we in turn focus on creating authentic relationships with our communities. Naturally, Merdeka is the perfect opportunity for us to engage the LEGO fan community while celebrating 61 years of independence which highlights their creativity,” said Tang Siew Wai, Country Head of Carousell Malaysia.

Siew Wai added that hobbyists and enthusiasts could buy exclusive LEGO collections on Carousell. “To date, we have approximately 1 million LEGO listings on Carousell. This includes exquisite and scarce pieces of LEGO items to suit the user’s needs.”

“Sunway Pyramid has always been a strong supporter of the creative arts, advocating a variant of artists to display their pieces in our mall. Our collaboration with Carousell and ROB is part of our continuous efforts to offer a variety of activities to our shoppers especially on this very significant Merdeka celebration,” said Amy Hoo Ooi Mei, Senior Manager – Marketing of Sunway Pyramid.

“Matching different LEGO pieces to build this mural resembles the diversification of our culture and races living together in peace and harmony. The murals were built by artists from ROB to convey our love for our country and promote creativity with bricks. Carousell and Sunway Pyramid have been supportive partners in developing the community, and we hope that through this initiative, more will follow suit and develop their interest by joining our LEGO community on Carousell,” said Zen Chan Yang Shan, President of ROB.

A total of 166,888 pieces of LEGO bricks were used for the portraits displayed at the event, with 9,216 pieces used for Tun M and Tun Siti’s mural which was built by members of ROB.

ROB is a LEGO fan interest and networking group that focuses on LEGO projects, events and display in Malaysia. Over the years, the group has gathered LEGO hobbyists across the country to learn and share their passion. At present, the group has over 1,000 members that consist of enthusiasts from all walks of life.

For more information, visit Carousell on www.facebook.com/carousell.my, or download the Carousell app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

With Over 1,200 Merchants, the 5th #MYCYBERSALE Is Set to Be the Biggest Online Sale

Nearly 70 percent of them are Small Medium Enterprises (SME) and not only that, 600 merchants are ready to ship all orders locally and overseas. 

#MYCYBERSALE 2018 also attracts more than 100 partners offering fantastic discounts up to 99%, contributing more than 62 per cent private sector funding and has the potential to reach over 13.9 million online shoppers in Malaysia

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#MYCYBERSALE 2018, happening from 3rd to 7th September, is organised by the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) and supported by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

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The regional and international brands taking part in this online sale event include:

  • Lazada
  • Shopee
  • Shopback
  • 28Mall
  • Malaysia Airlines Berhad
  • Qoo10
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  • Shopback
  • Coca Cola
  • Mead Johnson
  • Unilever.

#MYCYBERSALE merchants have lined up attractive deals and items at hugely-discounted prices for consumers to take advantage of. This is the time to grab fantastic travel deals, your favourite tech gadgets, shop for festive holiday gifts and year-end parties,” said Ganesh Kumar Bangah, Chairman of PIKOM.

Almost two thirds of the Malaysian internet users are online shoppers and #MYCYBERSALE 2018 has the potential to reach over 13.9 million online shoppers in Malaysia!!

Ganesh also added that PIKOM is confident the targeted RM370 million in GMV for the event will be surpassed. GMV is defined as the total revenue generated during the five-day sales period before making an allowance for discounts.

In line with its theme – ‘DRIVING GROWTH THROUGH OMNI CHANNEL COMMERCE,’ #MYCYBERSALE 2018 is aimed at encouraging SMEs and micro-enterprises to adopt an omnichannel approach for their businesses to reduce dependency on social media private messaging sales.

More than 600 merchants are expected to ship orders to China, United Arab Emirates, United States and other countries in Europe and South East Asia.

With the favourable Ringgit currency rate expected to attract more overseas customers to #MYCYBERSALE 2018, PIKOM is confident that the targeted RM50 million export revenue will be achieved, said Ganesh, who was speaking at the launch of #MYCYBERSALE 2018 which was attended by more than 350 guests, here in Kuala Lumpur today.

#MYCYBERSALE 2018 online sale event has become a catalyst for merchants in Malaysia to be part of the e-Commerce ecosystem and contribute to the domestic and export e-Commerce revenue.

In 2017, #MYCYBERSALE attracted 1,007 merchants generating RM311 million in GMV, with RM39 million in export revenue.

#MYCYBERSALE 2018 event drew strong support from more than 100 leading corporate and retail brands in the private sector which included Pinnacle Partners Commerce.Asia, Fusionex, Mastercard and Lazada; Premier Partners Mobiversa, SAP Malaysia, Shippop, Shopback, CapFiX and y5zone Malaysia; Gold Partners iPay88 and Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) and Silver Partners SF Express, eGHL, GDex, LWE, SF Express, World First and City-Link Express. The event also attracted initiative partners and marketing partners as well as lucky draw sponsors.

“This is the second year that PIKOM is helming #MYCYBERSALE and I am confident it is on a progressive road to become a fully self-sustainable event as more than 62 per cent of the event this year is funded by the private sector compared with 40 per cent last year,” Ganesh added.

He added that from this year onwards, the #MYCYBERSALE event will be held annually between the National Day and Malaysia Day for consumers to take advantage of the attractive deals and rock-bottom prices, offered by the merchants during these memorable national celebrations.

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), commended the efforts by PIKOM in taking on the mantle of organising the campaign for the second year running.

“Initiated by MDEC in 2014, we are pleased to continue to support #MYCYBERSALE, which is helping more local SMEs take their rightful place in the burgeoning eCommerce arena and place Malaysia as a regional eCommerce powerhouse.

Initiatives as #MYCYBERSALE are aligned with a most fundamental objective of the National Strategic eCommerce Roadmap, which is to accelerate adoption of eCommerce (in Malaysia). Our SMEs and microenterprises will benefit greatly from these proactive steps to boost online trade.”

According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the eCommerce growth rate in Malaysia is expected to grow from the 10.6% in 2016 to 20.8% by 2020. With one of the highest internet penetrations in Southeast Asia at 85.7% and mobile penetration at almost 140%, Malaysia has become one of the fastest growing emerging eCommerce emerging markets in the region.

“The nation’s merchants, SMEs, industry and our consumers are forging ahead to digitalise Malaysia’s proud tradition as a global trading nation. These are stepping stones to even greater things: Malaysia is now moving up the value chain and trading in ideas, innovation and new technologies in a spirit of collaboration across different sectors.”

At the stroke of midnight on 3rd September, consumers will be spoilt for choice by the wide array of promotions and deals at www.mycybersale.my from over 20 retail categories to choose from.

Products ranging from electronics, fashion, baby and kids, travel, health and beauty, home and living, food and beverage, wellness services, home appliances, to sporting equipment and the best is there are over 70 lucky draw prizes to be won!!

More info, check out http://www.mdec.my

HP Gears Malaysian Gamers With OMEN 15 and OMEN 17

It is packed with power, design, and performance to #DominateTheGame on the go

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HP, in collaboration with Intel and game developer PUBG Corporation, a Bluehole Inc company, announced the launch of OMEN by HP – Challenger Series Tournament in Asia-Pacific and Japan, a gaming tournament based on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).

To gear Malaysian gamers for PUBG glory, HP Malaysia also unveiled its bold OMEN by HP laptop series, a more powerful laptop1, with expanded functionality of OMEN Command Center software with OMEN Game Stream2.

The collaboration reinforces HP’s commitment to fueling the growth and evolution of the gaming landscape through strategic industry partnerships. With the OMEN Challenger Series, PUBG gamers in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand can take part in an open amateur tournament to win from a prize pool of USD50,000.

HP expects more than 3,000 competitors to join either the amateur and influencer invitational categories and compete on OMEN by HP laptops which deliver beastly performance, smart software, and stunning displays ready for play at the highest levels in eSports.

The latest iteration of the OMEN by HP Laptop is an even sleeker powerhouse that gives gamers enhanced portability, while improving the hardware and features they crave. Engineered for gaming performance,

HP continuously pushes boundaries to develop the latest cutting-edge and comprehensive portfolio of OMEN gaming devices to fuel the passion, excitement and competitive spirit of gamers.

Beyond developing groundbreaking technologies, our collaborations with the likes of PUBG Corporation mark a significant step in our goal towards developing deeper connections with the gaming community and evolving the landscape altogether.” said Jacob T Jacob, Managing Director, HP Malaysia.

PUBG, which features a battle-royale gameplay, has quickly become one of the biggest gaming titles in the world. Since its introduction, it is considered by fans and enthusiasts as one of the games responsible for injecting new energy into today’s gaming landscape.

OMEN Challenger Series

The OMEN Challenger Series registration is now open while the team qualifiers will kick off online from September 15, 2018. Up to 80 amateur teams of four will participate in the country qualifiers, which will be livestreamed via local streaming studios. In addition, two influencers per country will be invited to form teams of four at the Grand Finals in Thailand which will be held at COMMART in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 2-4, 2018. A total of 40 teams will competing in the amateur and influencer categories.

To register for the OMEN Challenger Series, visit: https://omengaming.co/

OMEN by HP Pricing and Availability3

• The OMEN 15 retails from RM 4,485.00 and is available at HP Online Store and authorised HP resellers in Malaysia.

• The OMEN 17 retails from RM 8,699.00 and will be available starting from mid-September 2018.

From 3rd September to 3rd October 2018, gamers who purchase the OMEN by HP series stand a chance to win a trip for two to catch the OMEN Challenger Series Tournament LIVE in Bangkok, Thailand from 2 – 4 November 2018. A total of 3 pairs of winners will be chosen.4

For more information about the OMEN by HP ecosystem of gaming PCs, displays and accessories, visit here.

1. Based on HP internal testing, an OMEN 15 with 32GB DDR4-2666 RAM, i7 CPU, and GTX 1070 Max Q graphics can be considered most powerful 15” OMEN.

2. Must activate OMEN Game Stream account on your OMEN PC and download the OMEN Command Center app from the Microsoft Store onto other Windows 10 PCs. Game Stream requirements: OS – Microsoft Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update or later); Network

– Minimum upload and download speeds of 10Mbps at 5GHz; CPU – X Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor or better; GPU – Intel® HD 4000 / NVIDIA® 8000 series / AMD® 2000 series or better with latest graphics drivers; System Memory – 4GB DDR3

3. Pricing from HP.com, subject to change without notice. Retailers pricing may vary.

The Rojak Projek Promotes Unity, Culture and Diversity via “Rediscovering Each Other”

An initiative by TRP CREATIVES, a social enterprise it focuses on creating positive understanding and awareness by promoting unity, culture and diversity.

Co-Founders of The Rojak Projek, Rachel Lee, Faye Lim and Jon Cool

Led by a group of young Malaysians who travelled around Malaysia, they filmed a documentary called, “Rediscovering Each Other” which depicts their journey in transforming the idea of being ethnically colour-blind to colour-embracing; in a time where the call for unity has never been more profound. Through their travels they found that Malaysians are very ‘Rojak’ (mixed), and that speaks about the beauty and diversity of Malaysia.

The Rojak Projek's concept (from colour-blindness to colour-embracing)
Q. SO, WHAT DOES “COLOUR-EMBRACING” MEANS TO ‘THE ROJAK PROJEK’?
“People would think that the way to achieve unity among our differences is to be a colour-blind nation. However, we, The Rojak Projek, think otherwise. MALAYSIANS belong to uncountable cultures and traditions… that is just how different and diverse we are as a nation. We believe that our colours, our incredibly vibrant diversity and culture should be fully embraced. It is what makes us who we are, not something to be diluted.”

Q. SO WHAT DOES ‘INCLUSIVENESS’ MEAN TO ‘THE ROJAK PROJEK’?
Inclusiveness as what Faye Lim and Rachel Lee shared with Astro Awani on 13th August 2018 regarding their adopted Kelabit mother, Mummy Supang Tagong.

“A friend we met along our journey, Anderson Kalang, brought us to Miri to meet his mother and toward the end of our trip, she adopted us as her own, as family. From then on, we were referred to as cousins and introduced to other family members as our “cousins”. She could have easily said, “This is Anderson’s cousin…”. She didn’t. Instead, she said, “This is your cousin”.

In between all the journey of travelling around Malaysia (2016-2017), they had public events called, ‘The Rojak Party’, a social event where attendees are encouraged to eat, share, embrace and learn from and with each other to explore what it means to be a united nation. There was food to eat and friends to make during these events.

The Rojak Projek held its first Rojak Party in March 2015 and opened it to public in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor areas from October 2016 until May 2017 on the 16th of every month to reinforce the idea of Malaysia, for all Malaysians.

Jon Cool, Co-Founder of The Rojak Projek was there to capture all the ‘Black & White’ portraits while we collected information and stories for our experiment. We noticed that there were cultures and heritages (ethnicities) that we’d never heard of that were listed in our forms.

Note that many of us had not known about the existence of Malaysia Day, the formation of federation between Malaya, North Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore on 16th September 1963 as many of us here in West Malaysia mostly celebrate Merdeka Day (31st August 1957).

This was the moment when we had no idea that due to our lack of acknowledgement to Malaysia Day, it was a sign of not acknowledging the existence of others in Sabah and Sarawak.

The Rojak Projek team have also produced 540 food artworks (2015-2017) showcasing Malaysians from all 13 states.

Why 540?

Because Malaysia was born on the 16th of September 1963 (54 years prior to 2017) when East Malaysia was included as an essential part of the Malaysian Federation. Without Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia will not be the Malaysia it is today.

Q. SO, WHY FOOD?
“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate and our Malaysian food takes it to the next level, and we Malaysians know it! Our food has always been the gesture of peace which allows us to sit, eat and enjoy each other’s company despite our differences. It is our differences that makes us unique. These artworks are about showcasing not only the beauty in variety of Malaysian food but the message that our diversity is equally beautiful.”

Q. SO WHAT HAPPENED AFTER YOU CREATED THE FOOD?
“All the food were eaten, packed, documented, and delivered to bless others. We also gained terrible weight for the entire year!!! With the works we’ve done so far, we’ve only managed to cover a portion of Malaysia in its entirety! That means that there is so much more to discover!”

The Rojak Projek will be showcasing their documentary on Merdeka Day (Independence Day) at Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur. Furthermore, they will be showcasing an exhibition of 550 artworks (another 10 additional artworks will be created in conjunction to Malaysia’s 55th birthday) in collaboration with Perdana Fellows Alumni Association’s, “Youth Festival of Ideas 2018” at Sunway University on 15th September 2018.

For more information about PFAA’s event:
Youth Festival of Ideas (YFI) aims to bridge the gap between young Malaysians from
different backgrounds and interests to have open dialogue and celebrations differences.

Date: 15th September 2018
Location: Sunway University (court)
Time: 9.00am-5.00pm

The Rojak Projek’s highlight at 1.00pm-1.45pm to showcase the largest artwork exhibition*

The purpose of this is to pave a way to inspire younger Malaysians to begin their own journey of being problem solvers, carrying the responsibilities of bridging gaps together. Our hope is that this will become a larger Malaysian nation building movement.

“The ultimate aim is to break ignorance and allow our nation to know each other better. We cannot do it alone and this has to be a nationwide project.” – Faye Lim, Co-Founder of The Rojak Projek

To know more about our journey, what were our challenges, and not to mentioned to view our conceptual artworks, please go to: www.therojakprojek.com/phase-2

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For ‘Black & White’ portraits:
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OUR BACK STORY
It started off as an idea at the end of 2014 when, over the years, more and more negativity seem to surface around Malaysia. This slowly grew as we met new friends to join in on this persistent mission throughout 2015. The beginnings of these efforts were launched on New Years, 2016, for and with our fellow Malaysians to show new, creative and positive forms of how our Malaysian diversity is truly beautiful.

CO-FOUNDERS BACKGROUND
1) Lim Sheng Feiyan (also known as Faye Lim) is a Malaysian Conceptual Artist who believes in serving her country. She received her Diploma in Advertising & Graphic Design from The One Academy Communication Design, Malaysia. She is a visualiser and her strength lies in her conceptualism and her determination to show how unique, strong and beautiful we are together as Malaysians through creativity. After witnessing many challenging event that happened in Malaysia, she took a risk and embarked on a journey to travel around Malaysia to focus on inspiring unity, culture and diversity through creativity and thus ‘The Rojak Projek’ is born.

2) Rachel Lee is an Architect that graduated with her Masters of Architecture from the University of Newcastle, Australia. She is also active in her other interest such as humanitarian efforts, awareness movements and inclusive & sustainable building. Rachel left Australia early 2015 to return to Malaysia as she saw the beauty, potential and strength her country has and that lied in their diversity. Though she has a formal design and construction background, she truly found her passion in social and community work and decided to go hand in hand with Faye and Jon to start off ‘The Rojak Projek’.

3) Jonathan Chong (also known as Jon Cool) is a self-taught professional photographer, best known for his portraiture work. Through his photography, he realised the treasure in Malaysian diversity and had a vision to bring Malaysians together to embrace each other’s differences. Along with Faye and Rachel, he co-founded The Rojak Projek and used his passion of photography throughout The Rojak Projek’s journey.