Daily Archives: May 30, 2015

Medini Live!

 photo Medini Live Main Brand Poster_zps41gqonpz.jpg

Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn.Bhd, the master developer of Medini, the heart of Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia announces the debut of Medini Live! A two-day music, film, arts and community festival at the Mall of Medini, Nusajaya, Johor on June 6th and 7th, 2015.

Over 20 creative artistes have been selected exclusively for Medini Live! to ensure an outstanding artistic experience that aims to put Medini on the local and international map for creativity, culture and community interaction. Medini Live! will be showcasing its live music performances, film screenings and workshops and art exhibitions at the all new Black Box and White Box at the Mall of Medini, highlighting them as a high quality art and performance space in Iskandar Malaysia and Johor.

In partnership with KLs Premier Jazz Club, No Black Tie, Medini Live! has lined up a stellar list of musicians spearheaded by headlining act and Johorean, Joe Flizzow and his Kartel Records hit man, SonaOne. Other musicians worth looking out for include the Malaysian born, New York based, multi-award winning singer songwriter, Najwa and Malaysian music composer, Darren Ashley. Also included in the line-up are brothers JU/NY the exceptionally talented pianist and drummer duo from the US, the ever infectious Havana Social Club from Singapore and a surprise veteran Johorean singer to be revealed soon!

For contemporary art lovers, Medini Live! will be showcasing internationally acclaimed and innovative artists who will be featuring a diverse exhibition of art in varying media during its two-day festival. Among the artists featured are Johor-born Ahmad Zakii Anwar whose exhibition ‘Arang’ will feature a stunning selection of photo-realist charcoal drawings curated by the artist himself, Suzy Sulaiman, a multi-media artist and architect who specialises in new media technology-based artworks who will present an interactive art installation, “Rimba Nusa”, Lisa Foo, well known for her art installations through the use of mundane everyday objects who will present a kinetic art installation made of natural materials “The Wind Dancers” and Indonesian Risang Yuwono’s art photography collaboration with British photographer Helen Marshall, Project Tobong.

In partnership with [email protected], Medini Live! will be screening notable music documentaries at the Mall of Medini Black Box such as the 2013 Academy Award winning documentary, Searching for Sugarman, the 2011 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, HavanYork and Quartet! a Junichi Mimura movie about a family classical quartet.

In partnership with Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, Medini Live! will be conducting exclusive film workshops and studio tours. Workshops will be conducted by renowned writer and film director, U-Wei, alongside actress Sofia Jane and actor Sabri Yunus that will guide the audience through the process of directing and acting in filmmaking. Multi-award winning Producer/ Director Saw Teong Hin will share his behind-the-scenes stories of Puteri Gunung Ledang, the first Malaysian film to be selected for the Venice Film Festival and was on the long-list for the Oscars. Post production sound supervisor and editor Hiro Ishizaka of Imagica SEA, a Japanese key player in cutting edge audio technology and equipment based in Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios will be conducting a workshop on sound in cinema.

Generating some major buzz at Medini Live! will be a rare traditional musical theatre and workshop by one of the last remaining nomadic theatre troupes from Jogjakarta, Ketoprak Tobong supported by AirAsia Foundation and a Johor Traditional Arts special performance. A Johor NGO, Johor Womens’ League (Jewel), will be conducting a safety workshop for the community and the weekend will be completed by the introduction of tango to the public that is bound to get everyone going on their feet! Keep exploring to discover a bazaar of design, craft and iconic Johor dishes personally sourced by Festival Founder & Director, Suryani Senja Alias. ‘At Medini Live! festival, we will be covering the breadth of interests to be found amongst the residents, students, expatriates and the business community that make up the kaleidoscopic society of Medini Iskandar Malaysia. We want to appeal to an equal audience across Malaysia, Singapore and beyond with a finely curated festival by highlighting the interconnections between art, music and film as a theme for Medini Live!,’ says Suryani.

The sponsors and partners of MediniLive! 2015 include Mah Sing Group, Macrolink International, Zhuoyuan Iskandar, UM Land Berhad, B&G, CIMB, Sunway Iskandar, i2M, Link (THM) Group, Telekom Malaysia, Mall of Medini, [email protected], Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios (PIMS), AirAsia Foundation, No Black Tie, Jewel, Iskandar Malaysia, Doof and Johor Tourism.

Admission to Medini Live! is FREE. For more information on the program, please log on to www.medinilive.com.my or follow them on Facebook at /MediniLive, Instagram @MediniLive and Twitter @MediniLive. Alternatively, email us them at [email protected]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The European Affair at Majestic Hotel by Poh Kong

 photo Selected-models close up 2_zps0oae87wg.jpg

It was all about glitz and glamour  a couple of days ago as Poh Kong Gallery debuted its latest collection with a by invitation only event at the Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.  Themed “The European Affair“, Poh Kong once again previewed the latest collections and designs from Schoeffel, LUCA CARATI, MORAGLIONE 1922 and Poh Kong Gallery for 2015.  In signature Poh Kong style, models graced the catwalks showcasing the myriad of designer jewellery by the various brands while guest enjoyed a tete-a –tete in true European Fashion.

About Poh Kong
Founded in 1976 and listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad since 2004, Poh Kong is the largest jewellery retail chain in Malaysia reaching its 100th outlet mark in 2012, which include concept stores such as Poh Kong, Poh Kong Gallery, Diamond & Gold outlets, Diamond Boutique, Jade Gallery, Gold Boutique and Oro Bianco.  Poh Kong offers a wide range of gold ornaments, diamonds and gems specially created by its team of skilled craftsmen and designers. Poh Kong in-house brands include Tranz, Happy Love, Anggun, The Art of Auspicious, Bunga Raya Gold Bar and many more to come. Poh Kong is the licensee for Disney Collection; sole distributor for Schoeffel luxury pearls from Germany, LUCA CARATI & MORAGLIONE 1922 from Italy, ANGEL DIAMOND and its latest addition, HEMERA diamond with 101 facets, and carrier of many more exquisite jewellery pieces from all over the world. Poh Kong has won numerous awards including Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Awards (2011) and Fair Price Shop Awards (2010); and the company was listed in Retail Asia-Pacific Top 500 (2010).  

Posted in Events, Hotel, Travel | Leave a comment