13 Jan 2020

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8 Jan 2020

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MALAYSIA's premier shopping destination, Pavilion KL, today hosted the highly anticipated “World Dragon & Lion Dance Extravaganza – Malaysia Edition 2020”, one the first events of a calendar-packed Visit Malaysia 2020. 

The extraordinary sight of 4 majestic dragons and 130 lions from dance troupes all over Malaysia converging at Pavilion KL in a trilling day-long series of performances showcases the uniqueness of Malaysian culture and heritage and is a big draw to tourists and local alike.

Present to officiate the launch was Guest of Honour, YB Tuan Haji Khalid Bin Abdul Samad, Minister of Federal Territories; accompanied by YBhg Dato’ Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur; YBhg Dato’ Joyce Yap, CEO of Retail, Pavilion KL; YBhg Dato’ Philip Ho, CEO of Pavilion REIT; and YBhg Dato’ Maznah binti Abdul Jalil, Pavilion REIT Board of Director. The event was also attended by partners, tour and travel agencies, as well as members of the media, and looked on by hundreds of tourists and shoppers.

The VIPs took part in the traditional eye dotting ceremony of 10 colourful lions, bringing them to life and filling them with energy and liveliness to launch the auspicious event. To add to the festivities, the VIPs also made a wish tossing golden coins into the iconic Pavilion Crystal Fountain to symbolize luck, prosperity and good fortune.



“As Malaysia’s premier shopping destination, Pavilion KL is always looking to elevate the experience for shoppers, visitors and tourists. Today, we uphold an auspicious tradition to usher in the new year and support Visit Malaysia 2020. In preparation of this exhilarating new year for Malaysia, we have already entered into a number of strategic partnerships to deliver extra value to our visitors, and we are very excited to share them in 2020”, says Dato’ Joyce Yap, CEO of Retail, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

Over 1200 dedicated members from various dragon and lion dance troupes from all over Malaysia took part in this fun-filled and vibrant, day-long extravaganza. Continuing with the excitement, visitors were treated to the Kids Lion Dance Championship featuring children aged two to twelve years old from 10 different dance troupes representing their respective primary schools. 

Everyone also enjoyed a special finale performance by 2019 Genting World Lion Dance Championship winner, Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe.

Shoppers, visitors and tourists were treated to a colorful and extravagant Pavilion Parade, where the 130 lions paraded around the different entrances and precincts of the mall to bless and bring good luck and good fortune for the New Year.

Held for the third consecutive year at Pavilion KL, this is the first time the World Dragon & Lion Dance will feature a Cultural Exhibition at Dining Loft, Level 7 to showcase the unique origins and history of this wonderful cultural heritage. This exhibition is open to the public from 1 January until 9 February 2020.



In conjunction with this celebration, and to uphold the heritage of Lion Dance, Pavilion KL also donated ten lion costumes to ten respective schools in Malaysia –  SJKC Kepong 3; SJKC Jalan Davidson Lion Dance Group; SJKC Tsun Jin; SJKC San Yuk Lion Dance Rawang Selangor; SJKC Kampung Baru Ampang; SJKC Choong Min Teluk Intan; SJKC Serdang Baru; SJKC Subang; and SJKC Yu Hua Dragon & Lion Dance Association Kajang.

Since opening its doors to the public in 2007, Pavilion KL has always been actively promoting shopping tourism and elevating the status of Malaysia as a tourism destination. The mall is at the forefront of retail innovation and excellence, winning over 47 international and local awards.

To support Visit Malaysia 2020 and reward tourist shoppers, Pavilion KL has embarked on a new gifting partnership with Union Pay and Royal Selangor to create a unique gift – a boarding pass holder in 3 colours designed with a pewter panel on the cover, featuring the iconic Pavilion Crystal Fountain. 

Promoting Malaysian pewter heritage and craftmanship, this gift is available for redemption throughout the year for Union Pay cardholders with minimum spend of RM300 in a single receipt.

7 Jan 2020

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ENTER THE FAT DRAGON
RELEASE DATE: 25 Jan 2020
LANGUAGE: Cantonese
GENRE: Action, Comedy
DIRECTOR: Jing Wong, Kenji Tanigaki
CAST: Donnie Yen, Niki Chow, Teresa Mo, Louis Cheung, Wong Cho Lam

SYNOPSIS
Fallon Chu (Donnie Yen) is a Hong Kong Police Special Task Force agent. He is an agile fighter with a high crime detection rate and a police role-model in the eye of the public. Unfortunately, his fiancée dumped him before their marriage. Heartbroken, he indulges himself in food to relieve his pain. In three month’ time, his endless intemperance transforms him into a 300-pound being.


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6 Jan 2020

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VANGUARD
RELEASE DATE: 25 Januari 2020
LANGUAGE: Cantonese
GENRE: Action, Comedy
DIRECTOR: Stanley Tong
CAST: Jackie Chan, Yang Yang, Miya Muqi, Ai Lun

SYNOPSIS
Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.


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5 Jan 2020

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THERE's more to China than red lanterns, dragons and noodles – in Conquering Northern China, popular vloggers Winston Sterzel @SerpentZA and Matthew Tye @laowhy86 traverse the vast nation’s northern region, which is home to diverse cultures and landscapes. 

Armed with little more than their precious hand-built motorcycles and fluent Mandarin, their 40-day journey across 10,000km takes viewers into local homes and businesses, introduces unique cuisine, and presents unexpected sights and breath-taking beauty – it’s China as it’s never been seen before!

As expatriates who have lived in China for over 10 years, Winston and Matthew offer a unique perspective, being foreigners yet familiar and respectful of Chinese culture and traditions. Their mutual passion to experience more of China’s diversity takes viewers for a captivating ride through little-known sub-cultures, fast-fading traditions and local specialities for an immersive and enlightening experience.

Their journey begins in the coastal town of Qingdao. Once a German concession port, it’s reputedly the home of beer in China, with a famous local brew that’s served in plastic bags, and where the spoon worm aka ‘sea penis’ is a delicacy.

Moving on to Rongcheng, famed for its mantao and oyster farms, they experience the warmth of local people while witnessing their daily life, from delivering food to fishermen to dining in traditional homes roofed with seaweed.

“The hospitality and generosity of people here is spectacular,” said Matthew. “This is what I absolutely love about China – after travelling 3,000km on bikes to a village we’ve never heard of, we were on a boat with a local villager to get some oysters.”

Spanning four episodes, ‘Conquering Northern China’ showcases wide-ranging terrain, from coastal towns to vast grasslands where nomadic tribes roam. In addition to breath-taking natural landscapes like the Red Sea Wetlands, the northern region is also home to unique man-made sights like the border town of Linjiang where North Korea lies literally a stone’s throw away; the ghostly, uninhabited Fushun City; and the bustling Russian-inspired architecture of Harbin, close to the northernmost point where descendants of ethnic Russians and reindeer reside.


“We just wanted to show people what Northern China is like,” said Winston. “When people travel around China, they usually fly or take the high-speed rail or travel in a car or bus on the highway. 
But it’s boring – it’s a straight shot to your destination, you don’t stop anywhere. For us, we were forced to take little roads, went into villages and got lost but I think we’ve shown people a part of China no one has ever seen before.”
“I didn’t expect that I would come across so many different types of people in Northern China. All the different cultures and minorities and languages that we got a glimpse of was absolutely incredible. 
The people that we met were some of the nicest and most generous people we’ve ever met,” added Matthew. “This trip has made me fall in love with China all over again.”


Don’t miss the adventure of ‘Conquering Northern China’ when it premieres on 8 January, Wednesday 9:55pm on Blue Ant Extreme (Unifi TV Ch 474) with new episodes on subsequent Wednesdays for 4 weeks.


[CREDIT: BLUE ANT EXTREME]

4 Jan 2020

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MYSTERY  of Dragon Seal: Journey To China that stars Jackie Chand and Arnold Schwarzenegger will be releasing in cinemas on 9 January 2020. 







[KREDIT: TGV Pictures]

3 Jan 2020

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HBO, home to the biggest and latest Hollywood blockbusters and award-winning HBO Originals, and Warner TV, the No. 1 general entertainment channel, are kick starting the new year with exciting new and returning series in 2020. 

In January 2020, eight series will premiere across the respective WarnerMedia platforms – HBO GO, HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD) and Warner TV (Astro Ch 719), with many more highly-anticipated series premiering in the months to come. 

The HBO Asia Original, Invisible Stories will premiere on 5 January at 10pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD) after making its rounds at international film festivals in Japan, Singapore and Germany. 

Starring Golden Horse Award winner Yeo Yann Yann, the series shines light into dark corners and tells untold stories from the heartlands in a fictional neighbourhood housing estate in multi-cultural Singapore. Each episode follows one resident as he or she navigates through everyday life and its challenges.

For a dose of reality TV, watch magician Michael Carbonaro as he interacts with people at random public places and surprises them with his magic tricks and pranks in The Carbonaro Effect Special which premieres on 7 January at 8.10pm on Warner TV (Astro Ch 719).

On a more serious note, the HBO Original series, The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, premieres same time as the U.S. on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD) on Monday 13 January at 10am with two back-to-back episodes. This brand-new drama series explores the investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy and the mysterious force surrounding the case.

For comic book and superhero fans, the concluding two episodes of the highly-anticipated five-part Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover of DC superheroes series continues on Wednesday, 15 January with Part 4: Arrow and Part 5: DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow premiering back-to-back at 9pm and 9.50pm respectively on Warner TV (Astro Ch 719), leading up to the season five premiere of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow which will debut same day as the U.S. on Wednesday, 22 January at 9.50pm on Warner TV.

For a night of laughs, two HBO Original comedy series will premiere back-to-back on Monday 20 January from 11am on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD), starting with Avenue 5, set 40 years in the future and stars Hugh Laurie as a space cruise ship captain, followed by the premiere of the tenth season of award-winning series Curb Your Enthusiasm starring Larry David at 11.30am.

Wrapping up the month is the second instalment of the anthology series, Miracle Workers: Dark Ages, which is slated to premiere same day as the U.S. on 29 January at 10.40pm on Warner TV (Astro Ch 719). Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi, the series centers upon a group of medieval villagers trying to stay positive in an age of extreme income inequality, poor healthcare, and widespread ignorance. 



INVISIBLE STORIES
Premieres 5 January at 10pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD).

Invisible Stories shines light into dark corners and tells untold stories from a fictional neighbourhood housing estate in multi-cultural Singapore. Each episode follows one resident as he or she navigates through everyday life and its challenges. These stories include the ups and downs of a mother and her autistic son; a taxi driver by day and a spiritual medium by night; and a banker who is a father and husband who harbours a secret that comes to life late at night.


 

THE CARBONARO EFFECT SPECIAL
Premieres 7 January at 8.10pm on Warner TV (Astro Ch 719).

Magician Michael Carbonaro interacts with people at random public places and surprises them with his magic tricks and pranks.



THE OUTSIDER
Premieres 13 January at 10am on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD).

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, the series follows police detective Ralph Anderson played by Emmy® winner Ben Mendelsohn, as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of an 11-year-old found in the Georgia woods. The mysterious circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney played by Cynthia Erivo whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.



CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS
Part 4: Arrow and Part 5: DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow premieres on 15 January at 9pm 9.50pm respectively on Warner TV (Astro Ch 719).

The Arrowverse’s biggest crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths, continues with Part 4 featuring an episode from Arrow and Part 5 featuring an episode from DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow.  



DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 5
Premieres on 22 January at 9.50pm on Warner TV (Astro Ch 719).

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow is a disparate group of heroes and villains assembled to confront an unstoppable threat, one in which not only is the planet at stake, but time itself. In the new season, the Legends continue to confront unruly monsters and magical creatures.


 

AVENUE 5
Premieres on 20 January at 11am on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD).

Created by Armando Iannucci of Veep, Avenue 5 is a comedy set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business. Avenue 5 starsGolden Globe® winner Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, the confident and suave captain of “Avenue 5,” a space cruise ship with luxury amenities like gourmet buffets, a spa, an observation deck and yoga classes.



CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Season 10
Premieres on 20 January at 11.30am on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD).

Curb Your Enthusiasm revolves around a fictionalised, gleefully misanthropic version of Larry David as a ubiquitous camera chronicles the private, often banal world of this (relatively) public man. The series continues to prove how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life – a cold cup of coffee, a stained shirt, a missing toothbrush – can precipitate a chain of misfortune to hilarious effect.


TBS PRESENTS MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES
Slated to premiere 29 January at 10.40pm on Warner TV (Astro Ch 719).

The second season of the anthology series stars Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi and centers upon a group of medieval villagers trying to stay positive in an age of extreme income inequality, poor healthcare, and widespread ignorance.


[CREDIT: HBO Asia, Warner TV]

2 Jan 2020

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The HBO comedy series High Maintenance, created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, returns for its nine-episode fourth season same time as the U.S. on Saturday, 8 February at 12pm exclusively on HBO GO. The critically acclaimed show uses The Guy (Sinclair), a marijuana dealer, to tell a variety of distinctly authentic, empathetic and insightful stories about the New York Community, including his own.

High Maintenance continues to paint a unique and loving portrait of New York City, exploring the often-messy interpersonal moments of everyday people who are looking for meaning, companionship and a little high to make it through the day. The series is executive produced by Katja Blichfeld, Ben Sinclair  and Russell Gregory.

This season finds The Guy (Ben Sinclair) back traversing the city on his bicycle, having said goodbye to last season’s RV. With a new friend by his side, The Guy drops in on a variety of customers whose disparate lives, jobs, identities and circumstances reveal the human connection that we all seek.

Playing out over the course of a year, this season focuses on cycles of renewal, webs of human connections, and putting down roots in the ever-changing ecosystem of New York City.

Returning guest stars this season include Crystal Monee Hall, Heléne Yorke, Ken Leung, Julianna Luna Vasquez, Avery Monsen, Rob Morgan, Max Jenkins, Chris Roberti, Becca Blackwell, Chris McKinney and Birgit Huppuch. New guest stars include Ira Glass and his team at This American Life, Nick Kroll, Rebecca Hall, Larry Owens and Calvin Leon Smith. 


Upcoming episodes:

Season 4, episode 1: “Cycles”
Debut date: Saturday, 8 February at 12pm exclusively on HBO GO

The Guy (Ben Sinclair) finds a lost canine. A new reporter at This American Life, Yara (Natalie Woolams-Torres) pitches a story about her parents’ marriage and inadvertently strains her own relationship when her boyfriend Owen (Marcus Raye Pérez) visits for their anniversary weekend. A singing telegram (Larry Owens) in a bad mood looks for some relief while crisscrossing the city on a crazed workday. Written by Ben Sinclair; directed by Ben Sinclair.

Season 4, episode 2: “Trick”
Debut date: Saturday, 15 February at 12pm exclusively on HBO GO

The Guy (Ben Sinclair), with new friend “Fomo” in tow, delivers to Matthew (Calvin Leon Smith), a man looking for a connection who hires a new-to-the-business escort (Jay Jurden) for the night. After bonding on set with a familiar face, intimacy coordinator Kym (Abigail Bengson) learns a surprising fact about her new love interest that threatens to derail their romance just as it’s beginning. Written by Isaac Oliver; directed by Katja Blichfeld.

Recently named one of the best TV shows of 2019 by The New Yorker, High Maintenance’s third season was hailed by The Atlantic as a “gentle work of sociology, asking who people—all sorts of people—really are, and not harshly judging the answers that it discovers,” and by IndieWire, as “brilliant” with an “emotional core direct and true.” The New York Times called it “generous-hearted” and a “show [that] combines a winning slacker charm with a detail-perfect sense of life as lived, right now, in its slice of the city.”

High Maintenance was created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair; executive producers, Katja Blichfeld, Ben Sinclair and Russell Gregory; producers, Willy Friedman, Gwen Bialic and Emi Irikawa.


[HBO Asia]

1 Jan 2020

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BASED on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel of the same name, this six-part limited series imagines an alternate American history, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they watch the political rise of aviator-hero and xenophobic populist Charles Lindbergh, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism. 

The Plot Against America will premiere same time as the U.S. on Tuesday, 17 March at 9am on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD) with an encore telecast on the same day at 10pm on HBO.




The cast includes Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Anthony Boyle, Azhy Robertson, Caleb Malis and John Turturro. 

The Plot Against America is based on the novel by Philip Roth and created by David Simon and Ed Burns; executive produced by Simon, Burns, Nina K. Noble, Joe Roth, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Susan Goldberg and Jeff Kirschenbaum; co-executive produced by Philip Roth and Dennis Stratton.


[CREDIT: HBO Asia]