KUALA LUMPUR, 20 August 2018 – Starbucks today announced its first collaboration with Malaysian designer Rico Rinaldi to offer a curated collection of exclusive merchandise to celebrate Merdeka. Designed exclusively for Starbucks Malaysia and available only for a limited time, the 2018 Rico Rinaldi x Starbucks® Designer Collection will be offered at Starbucks stores throughout Malaysia.
The merchandise draws inspiration from three endangered animals representing the elements of nature – Forest, Sea and Air in the form of a Harimau (Tiger), a Penyu (Turtle) and a Kenyalang (Hornbill). Bold colors that are reminiscent of Malaysia’s heritage, flag and the diverse flora and fauna help round out the designs.
“Designing this collection, I was inspired by Malaysia’s rich nature. I am thankful for Starbucks for this unique opportunity to commemorate our 61st National Day, and I hope my fans and Starbucks customers alike will enjoy the collection,” says Rico Rinaldi, a well-known fashion designer in Malaysia for his nature-inspired collections and colorful floral prints. As design enthusiasts, Starbucks has a history of innovative partnerships with fashion’s elite.
Over the years, Starbucks has collaborated with Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Paul & Joe to bring designer products to customers in stores. However, the Rico Rinaldi + Starbucks® collection is the first Malaysian collaboration and is exclusive to Malaysia. Through this exclusive designer collection, Starbucks hopes to bring the unique cultural experiences of Malaysia to its customers.
“We are excited to be introducing this collection, the first Starbucks partnership with a Malaysian designer to inspire and delight our customers as they express their love for Malaysia,” said Sydney Quays, Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Food Berhad and Managing Director of Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei.
“The designs that Rico shared with us celebrates a very important part of Malaysia, and we are thrilled to be able to share that message through our merchandise for Merdeka this year.
The Rico Rinaldi + Starbucks® collection includes the following pieces:
• Rico Rinaldi + Starbucks® Double Walled Mug (12 fl oz) – A ceramic mug with painted ceramic lid and gold detailing on the rim.
• Rico Rinaldi + Starbucks® Thermos Tumbler (20 fl oz) – Thermos stainless steel tumbler with spill proof lid.
Exclusive to Malaysia, the Rico Rinaldi + Starbucks® collection includes a set of Double Walled Mugs and Thermos Tumblers in three different designs. The Double Walled Mugs are priced at RM150 each, while the Thermos Tumblers are priced at RM168 each. For those looking to own all-three designs of the Double Walled Mugs, can purchase them in a bundle price of RM450 or RM480 for all-three designs of the Thermos Tumblers.
This collection will be available from 31 August 2018 onwards at all Starbucks stores across Malaysia, while stocks last.
For more information, please visit the Starbucks Malaysia’s website at www.starbucks.com.my.
What can you get away with?
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Aug 2018 – Cheaters alert! The highly anticipated Monopoly Cheaters Edition has finally landed in Malaysia. Bringing a twist to the classic Monopoly board game, this outlandish game allows players to challenge each other and get away with as many cheats as they can. Get caught, and you’ll be cuffed!
Over the years, the classic Monopoly was known to have sparked feuds and arguments among players. A recent study conducted by Hasbro revealed that nearly half of game players attempt to cheat during Monopoly games and the game often ended in fights. This was due to players trying to cheat when the game was underway, using means such as sneaking extra cash from the bank or taking additional steps to avoid being jailed.
Change up game night with this version of the Monopoly game where cheating is not only welcome, it’s a must do! Cheating’s officially part of the game. With a set of interesting game rules, the Monopoly Cheaters Edition requires players to follow, bend or break the rules in order to win the game. Unlike the traditional Monopoly board game, the Cheaters Edition rewards players who managed to get away without being caught. The goal of the game still remains that the player with the most money at the end of the game wins, however it may be tougher and more challenging to achieve since cheating is now incorporated in the game. This means that players can skip spaces, collect extra Monopoly money when passing GO, and even skip out on rent when the tenant is unaware.
“It has always been our mission to create a game that is ‘fun to play, fun to watch and fun to share’ for everyone. I am thrilled to introduce the Monopoly Cheater’s Edition to all of you. This is definitely a game changer in the Monopoly space, and the key thing here is what you can get away with,” said Wu Hsiao Mae, Brand Manager of Hasbro Toy (Malaysia). Hasbro Toy (Malaysia) is a fully owned subsidiary of Hasbro Inc.
“This is a very interesting and challenging game to play with friends and family. Players will need to bring out their inner character persona to buy, sell, dream and scheme in order to win the game. I believe most of us have attempted to sneak out some extra cash from the Monopoly bank before or just skip our turn to avoid being jailed! With the launch of the Monopoly Cheaters Edition, we’re empowering players to be as sneaky as they want to accomplish the mission that is stated on the cheat cards.” Mae added.
The Monopoly Cheater’s Edition comes with plastic handcuffs to punish those who gets caught cheating. In addition to the Community Chest and Chance cards, the Cheater’s Edition also comes with a stack of 15 cheat cards which shows the player when and how to cheat.
The Monopoly Cheater’s Edition is now available in all major retail stores and retails at RM103.70.
More information and updates can be found on https://www.hasbro.com/en-my
Kuala Lumpur, 17 Ogos 2018 – Peminat K-pop Malaysia sangat bertuah kerana dua kumpulan ternama yang bernaung di bawah pengurusan YG Entertainment iaitu iKON dan WINNER bakal berkunjung ke negara ini.
Kunjungan mereka yang dibawa khas oleh MacpiePro ini merupakan sebahagian daripada siri jelajahan dua kumpulan ternama itu.
Konsert anjuran MacpiePro, iKON 2018 CONTINUE TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR dan WINNER 2018 EVERYWHERE TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR akan diadakan di Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam pada 13 Oktober (Sabtu) dan 14 Oktober (Ahad), bermula pada pukul 6 petang.
WINNER akan membuat penampilan pertama mereka di Malaysia, manakala ini adalah kemunculan kali kedua untuk kumpulan iKON.
Konsert dua hari berturut-turut pada hujung minggu itu, membuktikan bahawa MacpiePro memenuhi janji untuk menyemarakkan lagi persembahan secara langsung di masa akan datang kepada peminat-peminat K-Pop tempatan.
iKON dianggotai oleh tujuh ahli iaitu, B.I, Jay, Bobby, Song, Ju-ne, DK dan Chan. Huruf “C” dalam “ICON” digantikan dengan “K” bagi membayangkan bahawa anggota kumpulan tersebut mampu menjadi ikon Korea. Sementara itu, kumpulan WINNER yang dianggotai oleh empat pemuda, Yoon, Jinu, Hoony dan Mino.
Tiket untuk setiap konsert berharga RM693 (Zon IKONIC / INNER CIRCLE), RM673 (Zon Merah), RM573 (Zon Kuning), RM483 (Zon Ungu), RM373 (Zon Hijau) dan RM273 (Zon Biru).
Menepati kehendak ramai iaitu “MUZIK TANPA TEKANAN”, pihak MacpiePro menawarkan harga tiket yang berpatutan secara eksklusif kepada penonton remaja untuk hadir pada kedua-dua konsert tersebut kerana harga istimewa itu pernah ditawarkan dalam pesta muzik anjurannya sebelum ini.
Peminat yang berumur 18 tahun ke bawah berhak menikmati harga istimewa RM98 untuk tiket berharga RM273 untuk kedua-dua konsert ini.
Tiket boleh didapati melalui www.ticketcharge.com.my mulai 12 tengah hari, mulai 23 Ogos 2018 untuk konsert iKON 2018 CONTINUE TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR.
Untuk jualan tiket WINNER 2018 EVERYWHERE TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR, akan bermula pada pukul 2 petang pada hari yang sama.
Untuk 400 peminat pertama yang membeli tiket Zon IKONIC/INNER CIRCLE, atau 150 orang peminat pertama yagn membeli tiket Zon Merah, berhak untuk mendapat PAS SOUNDCHECK, manakala 280 orang peminat pertama yang membeli tiket Zon Kuning akan mendapat PAS SENDOFF untuk mengucapkan selamat tinggal kepada kumpulan kegemaran masing-masing. Selain itu, setiap pembeli akan mendapat poster rasmi juga. Semua itu bergantung kepada terma dan syarat-syarat yang telah ditetapkan.
Pastikan anda mengikuti @MacpiePro di Facebook dan laman web rasmi www.macpiepro.com untuk perkembangan terkini.
Albert Hammond Jr was in town yesterday for a one night only exclusive performance for U Mobile customers in the lead up to the Good Vibes Festival (GVF) in Genting from 21 to 22 July, of which U Mobile is the official telco sponsor. The party welcomed 700 attendees and was open to U Mobile customers and their invited guests who redeemed tickets via the MyUMobile app. Supporting local act was Orang, an alt-pop artist and producer who warmed the crowd up with his electronic-music.
Aside from the Albert Hammond showcase, U Mobile customers also enjoyed special Early Bird prices on tickets, exclusive VIP passes, benefits and special giveaways for the GVF festival this year. These exclusive artists tie ups and festival partnerships are part of U Mobile’s Unlimited Grooves music platform that bring the best “live” experiences to U Mobile customers that share an unlimited passion for music.