Timberland 40 Years Tribute to Heritage and Craftsmanship in Malaysia

Timberland Malaysia 40 Years

Timberland 40 Years Tribute to Heritage and Craftsmanship in Malaysia

Timberland® pays tribute to the 40th Anniversary of its iconic Timberland® Yellow Boot with a weeklong celebration that honors the brand’s heritage of quality craftsmanship. From the Yellow Boot’s inception 40 years ago in a humble workshop in New Hampshire, USA to its modern interpretation today, consumers can experience how the art of craftsmanship has been nurtured by Timberland® for the past forty years and how it is being interpreted by the millennial generation today.

“Timberland pays homage to the Yellow Boot that has been the inspiration for countless collection over the past 40 year. In fact, the Timberland Yellow Boot became such an icon that our company changed its name to The Timberland Company as recognition of the Yellow Boot’s impact back then,” said Daisy Tan, General Manager for Timberland, Singapore and Malaysia. “Through our BEST THEN, BETTER NOW campaign, we celebrate a very special milestone for Timberland® while sharing our inspiration towards craftsmanship and product innovations that are relevant to today’s generation.”

Timberland Malaysia Yellow Boot

Classic Yellow Timberland Boot with custom design

Creators at the Workshop

During this weeklong celebration, Timberland has built a Workshop — a living, breathing intersection of style, quality craftsmanship and millennial culture. In collaboration with local artisans – coined Creators at the Workshop – consumers can marvel and discover craft-making while witnessing Timberland’s values in action through the featured Earthkeepers™ Heritage Collection of eco-conscious footwear and apparel.

The Workshop, crafted in collaboration with local artisans KONTAK!, showcases Timberland’s shared values of sustainability and eco-friendliness by using recyclable and reusable materials for the staging and display areas. “A third of the materials used through our event are eco-friendly reusable materials. I’m very pleased that Timberland have this opportunity to collaborate with KONTAK!, to assist in constructing such a beautiful and unique event installation while remaining sustainable and eco-friendly,” said Tan.

“With Timberland’s core values of style, performance and sustainability, we knew we had to create an impressive runway stage. So, we came up with the idea of reusing wooden pallets to build the runway stage and display showcases. The result is a very usable installation that projects heritage with a sense of rustic ambiance,” said Shaffiq

Timberland Fashion Show in Malaysia

Timberland 40 Years Tribute to Heritage and Craftsmanship in Malaysia – Fashion Show featuring the Winter Collection

Ahmad, representative from KONTAK! To date, KONTAK! has collaborated with independent art galleries and independent artists to produce three-dimension art installations for local and international exhibitions.

Timberland is also collaborating with Art Misfits to showcase a new craft that represents the millennial generation. The collaboration allows consumers who purchase the Yellow Boots the opportunity to personalize the iconic product with inspired art pieces permanently etched onto the Yellow Boots using a technique called Pyrography, which is the craft of painting with intense heat suitable for materials like genuine leather.

“We are really honoured to be part of the celebration. Coming up with the right designs that work well with the existing aesthetics of the Yellow Boots was a good challenge for us, as it drove us to explore ideas out of the ordinary. We hope that this design personalization workshop will give Yellow Boots owners a sense of pride in owning an one-of-a-kind but stylish pair of boots,” said Michelle Yeoh, representative from Art Misfits.

Timberland Malaysia Fashion Show 2013

The Timberland Team in Malaysia during the 40th Anniversary Show

Workshop Highlights

  • Timberland is providing free custom design of Timberland Yellow Boots available for all purchases of the boot from 9th to 13th October 2013. The creator, Art Misfits will be present at the Workshop on Friday, 11th October 2013 from 12.00p.m. to 3.00p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, 12th and 13th October from 12.00p.m. to 10.00p.m.
  • The workshop also features Show and Tell areas. At the Show area, Timberland displays its Classic Yellow Boots, the 40th Anniversary Collection, the Global Limited Edition Collection and its latest Earthkeepers Heritage Collection. The Tell area on the other hand, features educational panels that tells the “Best Then, Better Now” stories, a series of Timberland’s 40 years excellence heritage and the evolution of the Yellow Boots.

The Timberland Workshop was held from 9 October – 13 October 2013 from 10am to 10pm at Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur in conjunction to the Timberland 40 Years Tribute to Heritage and Craftsmanship in Malaysia.

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Tritha from North India to perform at AMF 2013 Sarawak

Tritha from North India

Tritha from North India to perform at AMF 2013 Sarawak

Miri will resonate with the sound of music as the inaugural Asia Music Festival takes place at the Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club on the 4 & 5 October 2013. 13 Asian bands from the Philippines, Korea, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei have confirmed to perform at this festival. Among them will be the talented Tritha from India that will make her first ever performance at the Asia Music Festival in Sarawak.

Tritha was born in Kolkata. She started training in North Indian classical music at the age of five, and never stopped. She has forged her own unique, inclusive sound and has already gained critical and popular acclaim for her songs. Tritha’s dusky tones and throbbing intensity, vibrating and moving emotional commitment, thrills her audience and leaves the public spell bound.

For the past four years Tritha has also toured in Europe, including performances in famous venues such as Lieu Unique (Nantes), Il Posto (Verona), La Bellevilloise, Cabaret Sauvage, Bus Palladium, Satellit Café and St Eustache Church (Paris). She is a true global artist, always eager to discover new cultures and sounds.

As a woman, Tritha has suffered her share of harassment and discrimination in her country. She feels that her live performances, as well as her recent success as an original musician in India, are giving confidence to other women to assert themselves and follow their dreams. She is an ardent supporter of women’s rights in the country.

She includes her ideas in her songs with “Lyrics that deal with women’s liberation, social oppression and sexual exploitation” (Hindustan Times). In June 2012, she was featured on a full page in Marie Claire India as one among the ten most interesting young Indian women, and also that same month, in Tehelka Magazine. Tritha’s picture has been traveling all over the world in 2011 and 2012 with the exhibition Women Changing India, organized by the Magnum Photo Agency and BNP Paribas.

Asia Music Festival Tickets are still available at Visitor’s Information Centres in Miri (085-434180). For enquiries, contact Sarawak Tourism Board at 082-423600 or log on to http://www.asiamusicfestival.net and http://www.facebook.com/VisitSarawak for more updates. You can also view a list of the other Music Festivals in Sarawak.

Fakhrul Razi from Brunei to perform at Asia Music Festival 2013

Fakhrul Razi Brunei

 

Fakhrul Razi from Brunei to perform at Asia Music Festival 2013

Fakhrul Razi was the only Bruneian who got into the final stage of the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) that took place in Hollywood, California earlier this year. He will perform in Miri, Sarawak for the first edition of Asia Music Festival held at the Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club this Friday and Saturday. He will also be performing alongside with one of Miri’s top local bands – Camouflage.

As an independent Brunei singer-songwriter, he began writing his own songs when he was 14 years old. He has performed in numerous shows and events in Bruneiand International arenas since 2004. Against his career in the music scene, he is also a TV host for the morning show Rampai Pagi at Radio Televisyen (RTB), a Radio announcer at Kristal FM, an independent radio station in Brunei and one of the most sought emcees for important and exclusive event in Brunei Darussalam.

Fakrul had impressed the judges and crowd at WCOPA in Hollywood as he won gold medals in the R&B/Jazz, Original Works and Open Vocal (Male) categories. He had also won two silver medals for the Broadway and Pop categories. At Asia Music Festival, Fakrul will also perform together with local band from Miri, Camouflage.

Other than Fakrul, there will be 7 other international bands will be performing at Asia Music Festival, namely Bembol Rockers (Philippines), VSTAR featuring Kamal Musallam (Korea), Anthony Dassan Yen Party Band (South India), Orkes Soesah Tideor (Indonesia), Foxy Girls (Indonesia), Boy Thai Band (Thailand) and Tritha (North India).

Camouflage Miri

Camouflage Band from Miri, Sarawak

Not forgotten, the Malaysian bands, among them are Melissa Francis, Starlet Band, The Mountain Wind Band, Hevance Band and Sarawak very own Bob from the famous Malaysian TV program, Akademi Fantasia.AMF promises the most electrifying eclectic, mix-genre of live music comprising bands from the Asian region that will thrill the crowds.

The Festival tickets are still on sale at all STB’s office and Visitors Information Centre located at Old Court House, Kuching (+6 082-410944), Jalan Melayu, Miri (+6 085-434180) and Jalan Tukang Besi, Sibu (+6 084-340980), Curtin University Sarawak Campus and Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club (+6 085-421010).

Entry tickets are priced at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children/students aged 3-18 (ID required during entry). Information and updates about the festival is available at http://www.asiamusicfestival.net and http://www.facebook.com/SarawakTravel.

Timberland 40 Years Anniversary of Yellow Iconic Boot

Timberland 40 Years Anniversary Yellow Iconic Boot

 

Timberland 40 Years Anniversary of Yellow Iconic Boot in Malaysia

Timberland Celebrating 40 Years Anniversary of the iconic yellow boot is going to be held on the 10th of October 2013 at the Mid Valley Center Court. The event is also themed ” A Heritage of Craftsmanship” in a tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Iconic Timberland Yellow Boot. There will also be a Timberland Fall ’13 Runway Show during the event here at Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Bembol Rockers to play at Asia Music Festival Sarawak

Bembol Rockers

Bembol Rockers to play at Asia Music Festival Sarawak

If you were a huge fan of Elvis, the Rat Pack, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk and Plas Johnson or if you want to try something new, then check out the Bembol Rockers at Asia Music Festival (AMF) held at 4th and 5th October at Miri, Sarawak. This band from Philippines formed since the Summer of 2006 consisting of Marc Liwanag on guitar and vocals, Lakshmi Kirtan das Ramirez on upright bass and vocals, Archimedes Archie Lacorte on tenor and alto sax, and Steven Hamilton Vasquez Mora on drum.

The music that they create, that is what making them so special. A lot of other bands tried to do jazz or rockabilly, but no one tried to combine these two types of music and that is exactly what Bambol Rockers do. A lot of music that they are playing are originals. They use the superiority of sound of their kundiman-rockabilly mish-mash and adds a element of Filipino pride.

But their main goal is to go back to the classics they all love and recover a new appreciation for it in light of today’s world. Their intention is to influence the younger generation to take a look at the past and see where their music comes from, to create a renewed interest in the Golden Fifties. Not just for the music, but the lifestyle, the dancing and the vintage attire, as well. They also want to make their mark on the Original Pilipino Music scene and help raise its level of artistry. They want to be remembered for music that is positive and fun.

Other bands that have been confirmed for this first year event are VSTAR featuring Kamal Musallam (Korea), Anthony Dassan Yen Party Band (South India), Orkes Soesah Tideor (Indonesia), Foxy Girls (Indonesia), Boy Thai Band (Thailand), Tritha (North India) and Fakhrul Razi (Brunei).

There will also be bands and singers from Malaysia and among them are Melissa Francis, Starlet Band, The Mountain Wind Band, Hevance Band and Sarawak very own Bob from the famous Malaysian TV program, Akademi Fantasia.

Entry tickets are priced at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children/students aged 3-18 (ID required during entry). Tickets available from all STB’s office and Visitors Information Centre located at Old Court House, Kuching (+6 082-423600), Jalan Melayu, Miri (+6 085-434180) and Jalan Tukang Besi, Sibu (+6 084-340980). For enquiries, contact Sarawak Tourism Board at leisure@sarawaktourism.com or +6 082-239171 or log on to http://www.asiamusicfestival.net and http://www.facebook.com/SarawakTravel for more updates.

The Killers MyTeksi Service

The Killers live in Malaysia 2013

 

The Killers MyTeksi Service

The Killers are coming to Malaysia! They are gracing the stage in Sepang with their new album Battle Born. Along with the concert, MyTeksi is at it again providing a safe and secure ride home. In two months, MyTeksi has secured rides for Good Vibes, We Love Asia and plans to partner with Arthur’s Day. Despite being fresh in the business, MyTeksi is making their mark at Malaysia’s biggest events. Their services facilitates the ultimate concert festival experience, removing the hassle of designated drivers and parking. But more than that in partnering with events, MyTeksi is making itself part of Malaysia’s young new cultural fabric.

For The Killers, MyTeksi is offering RM20 cash-back for all taxi rides booked via the MyTeksi app to the event (anywhere from Klang Valley, Cyberjaya, and Putrajaya only). MyTeksi strives to offer users the ability to enjoy a hassle free concert with seamless transportation to and from the event.

However, what might be seamless to your everyday concert goer is hard work and planning for MyTeksi. Prepared to serve not just the passengers but also their drivers, MyTeksi pulls out all the stops. In addition to setting up to serve their passengers, MyTeksi also values their drivers by making sure they have dinner and a place of their own. Events for MyTeksi are not about business, they’re about people.

“Malaysia’s big events are what MyTeksi was made for,” says MyTeksi’s Regional Marketing Head, Cheryl Goh. With rave reviews, MyTeksi is excited to participate with The Killers. This isn’t MyTeksi’s first rodeo and they’re ready to take the astronomical turn out now that they’re seasoned with experience. Cheryl adds, “For us, this is more than a business, it’s a social enterprise. We come to these events to show that we’re providing safe public transportation AND show our taxi drivers that we appreciate them. We’re not just here to bus people around, but to make them aware of our service and innovation.”

Also they’re giving out free ice cream! Yes, free. Anyone with the MyTeksi app is free to collect on some sweet Artisan Potong Pops. At every event so far, MyTeksi has been helping passenger’s satisfy their sweet tooth and get home with fuller stomachs. Music events are a place to enjoy the night life. MyTeksi is putting taxis where and when you need them. Though simple it is innovation at work. As a young start up, it’s doing two important things: answering a problem most Malaysians have had with getting a taxi and tapping into Malaysian youth to start a change.

Friendi Mobile launch in Malaysia

Friendi Mobile Malaysia

Friendi Mobile launch in Malaysia

Virgin Mobile MEA Group teams up with Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad to launch FRiENDi mobile prepaid service. On the 12th September 2013, Virgin Mobile MEA (Middle East & Africa), an associate company of the UK-based Virgin Group, led by global entrepreneur icon Richard Branson, and Malaysian partner Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad, have launched the FRiENDi mobile prepaid service to help Malaysians communicate better and more frequently with their local and global circle of friends and loved ones.

Quoting data released by Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission that the mobile penetration rate at 143.4% in the second quarter of 2013, FRiENDi mobile Malaysia Chief Executive Officer Mr. Jonathan Marchbank has the view that while Malaysia is undisputably a mature market for basic voice and messaging services, there are still many things that can be done to give the customers a better and more fair mobile experience.

Lego Star Wars Days opens 16-18 August at Legoland Malaysia

Lego Star Wars Days Legoland Malaysia

Lego Star Wars Days opens 16-18 August at Legoland Malaysia


To commemorate the newly launched LEGO®
Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display, Legoland Malaysia is organising a special celebration called the LEGO Star Wars Days this weekend.  The themed weekend will see various fun filled activities lined up at the Park for fans and families.

This includes free entry for children that come dressed up in their favourite Star Wars characters to the Park from 16th – 18th August.

“We have seen fans of all ages flocking to Legoland Malaysia to see the largest Lego Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display. There is more excitement to come this weekend as the Park becomes alive with the activities. This is the perfect opportunity for fans young and old to join forces on a special LEGO Star Wars adventure,” said Siegfried Boerst, General Manager Legoland Malaysia.

Park guests will also be able to enjoy a host of other activities including themed building activities of the R2-D2 Star Wars LEGO model, Star Wars Lightsaber performances, mystery LEGO mural building and movie screenings at the 4D Cinema. Special collectible badges are also up for grabs at the Park during this time and there are four to be collected starting from 16th – 18th August 2013 at Legoland Malaysia.

Good Vibes Festival Partners with My Teksi Malaysia

My Teksi Good Vibes

Good Vibes Festival Partners with My Teksi Malaysia 

Future Sound Asia with its first ever Good Vibes Festival 2013 is making an impression on the Kuala Lumpur music scene. In partnership with the Future Sound Asia is the innovative, new, Malaysian start up My Teksi. The official transportation for Good Vibes My Teksi will be providing a discounted taxi service to venue, Sepang F1 Circuit. The company is making a splash in Malaysia’s youth culture. With acts like the Smashing Pumpkins, Modest Mouse, and Japandroids the festival looks to amaze with formidable indie bands and by partnering with the innovative new start-up.

For taxis booked more than two days in advance using the app the users will get a flat rebate of RM25 no matter where they’re coming from. After the 15th of August the rebate will be for RM20. My Teksi is offering the young and hip seamless transportation to and from the festival.

“Events like Good Vibes is exactly what My Teksi was made for.” says My Teksi head of marketing, Cheryl Goh. Good Vibes is  essentially a good time with good friends and good music. But before and after is the hassle. First there’s parking, distance, and who will be the designated driver. Driving home at 2 AM even while drowsy and dropping off friends is enough to kill your Good Vibes buzz. However, My Teksi offers a solution to safely get to the event and arrive home all at discount with the rebate.

My Teksi Malaysia

My Teksi is making its presence and its relevance known. Music festivals are a place to let loose and enjoy the day. “My Teksi is putting taxis where and when you need them. Though simple it is innovation at work,” says Suthen Thomas, an head of ITS  for My Teksi.  As a young start up its doing two important things: answering a problem most Malaysians have had with getting a cab and tapping into Malaysian youth to start a change.

But better than that they’re giving out free ice cream. Yes, free. Anyone with the My Teksi app is free to collect on some sweet relief. So any way you put it My Teksi is serving Malaysians either with easier travel or fuller stomachs. To learn and understand more about how My Teksi got started and the principles behind the social enterprise visit the MyTeksi Website. Otherwise, have a great event at Good Vibes 2013.

Good Vibes Festival 2013 Malaysia

Good Vibes Festival 2013

Good Vibes Festival 2013 Malaysia

The Good Vibes Festival 2013 in Malaysia, which makes its debut at the Sepang International Kart Circuit in Selangor on Aug 17, will showcase Grammy-award winning alternative rock group Smashing Pumpkins, led by pioneer member Billy Corgan, holds down the headlining slot at the outdoor festival, while Northern Irish pop punk outfit Ash will also be performing.  American indie outfit Modest Mouse alongside Canadian garage rock duo Japandroids complete the main stage line-up. Much to the delight of local music fans, all four international bands have not played in Malaysia before.

Regional highlights include Dudesweet (Thailand), Dipha (Indonesia), and Poptart (Singapore) while local deejay crews Twilight Actiongirl, Deer Society and dance music maverick Goldfish will be on the decks. In terms of local bands, Good Vibes Festival has picked the cream of the scene, including MonoloQue, Pitahati, Pesawat, OJ Law, Pastel Lite, Liyana Fizi, Kyoto Protocol, Tenderfist, They Will Kill Us All and Impatient Sisters.

Good Vibes Concert 2013

Organised by Future Sound Asia, with support from Malaysia Major Events, the festival also promises a user-friendly layout, facilities and food and drink. It will run across three stages, and feature a food village, art installations by local artist Nini Ramlan, the ancillary fashion/beauty hub called Chic Vibes and more.

Good Vibes Festival 2013 Malaysia

  • Venue: Sepang International Kart Circuit (SIKC)
  • Date: 17th August 2013
  • Time: 4 pm to 12 midnight

Tickets, ranging from RM128 (early bird, limited), RM158 (pre-sale), RM188 (door) and RM258 (VIP), are available from June 17 at MyTicket Website or all Rock Corner outlets in the Klang Valley. For more info, visit the Good Vibes Website. IF you have been waiting to catch the Smashing Pumpkins and the many other international acts, make sure you have the 17th of August free and head over to the Good Vibes Festival 2013 in Malaysia.