Saturday, January 23, 2016


 Titian Budaya 2015 commemorates 50 years of friendship between Malaysia and Singapore. It is presented by Singapore's Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth ( MCCY ) and supported by Malaysia's Ministry of Tourism and Culture ( MOTAC ). Showcasing the creative talents from Singapore and Malaysia, it is an opportunity for Malaysians to appreciate and enjoy the shared culture and heritage of Singapore and Malaysians to appreciate and enjoy the shareculture and hritage of Singapore and Malaysia.Titian Budaya is now coming to a close with the launch of the first-ever Singapore Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur comprising ten films that include popular narrative-fiction, award-winning art-house films, and documentaries. High Commissioner of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Vanu Gopala Menon launched the four-day festival at the gala opening held at Golden Screen Cinemas in Pavillion Kuala Lumpur on 14 January 2016.
 "We are now come to the final event in the Titian Budaya showcase, and it gives me great pleasure to present the inaugural Singapore Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur. The Film Festival aims to celebrate the diversity of Singapore cinema, which shares asimilar heritage with Malaysia's film industry. We are proud to be able to show ten critically acclaimed and award-winning film over the course of the course of the festival" said Mr.Vanu Gopala Menon during his opening speech. The festival's opening film was 7 Letters.


 Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year as recognized by many is one of the longest festive celebration by the Chinese community worldwide. Being one of the largest community in Malaysia, Chinese New Year is a grand celebration and is celebrated by every Chinese. In conjunction with the upcoming Lunar New Year, Sungei Wang Plaza is all set to usher in the auspicious year of Fire Monkey with celebration themed at "Hundreds Of Lions, Centuries Of Prosperity' for local shoppers and international tourists.
 "In Chinese beliefs, lions are able to extrude bad spirit, bring luck and good omen. So, in light of this Chinese New Year celebration, Sungei Wang Plaza hopes to convey good fortune and good luck to all of our beloved shop owners, tenants and shoppers" said Miss Natalie Leong, Executive Director ( Property Management Commercial ) of Knight Frank Malaysia Sdn.Bhd at the launch ceremony.
 Stunning LED Lion Dance Performance, Single High Pole Lion Dance Performance and Chinese New Year dance performance are part of the opening ceremony. The ceremony has been launched by Miss Natalie Leong, Executive Director ( Property Management Commercial ) of Knight Frank Malaysia Sdn.Bhd, Mr.Joseph Teo, Head of Marketing Communications of Sungei Wang Plaza, special artist appearance such as Adrian Tan, Alvin Chung, Eunice Hoo and Amy Wang. The artist are invited to meet the members of public and they share their childhood experiences during Chinese New Year in Sungei Wang Plaza. The artist line up have also sing Chinese New Year songs in Acapella, wishing all shoppers and tenants a Happy Chinese New Year
 The celebration start from 9 January till 14 February 2016, with a lot of exciting performance and event line up during the weekend including different kind of Lion Dance performances, Mask Changing Performances, CNY Mini Kids Dance Performances and many more. Parents with kids can also join the CNY art and craft workshop to learn on how to create decorative arts and craft. Prosperous giveaway is also one of activity not to be missed as our God of Prosperity will give away tokens of good luck to shoppers and tourist.
 At Sungei Wang Plaza, a series of promotions and redemption are available during this period. Shoppers can redeem a set of exclusive Ang Pao Packet from Sungei Wang Plaza every week ( total 4 designs ) with every RM150 spent ( Max. 2 combined receipt ) in any outlet within Sungei Wang Plaza. That's not all. Shoppers with minimum spent of RM388 and above in maximum of 2 accumulated receipts are entitle for a Prosperous Pull & Redeem instant redemption. Shoppers stand a chance to redeem an exclusive Sungei Wang Plaza's decorative lion head. Redemptions are availableat our Sungei Wang Plaza Customer Service Counter at LG Floor. For additional, shoppers can also spend RM150 and above in a single receipt in any outlet to redeem one free ride at the Kiddie Train at Sungei Wang Plaza.


 MITA ( Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association ) for the very first time will be organizing its first Tourism Fair Carnival this 29th till 31st January 2016 at KL Convention Center. MITA is highly dedicated in inbound market as they have been passionately promoting Malaysia and the Travel Fair all around the world. Based on the Go Domestic Campaign, MITA Tourism Fair targets the potential products that is based on Domestic Tourism in Malaysia for promotional efforts. Besides just popular places in Malaysia, there are still many other products that have potential that’s not covered, MITA 2016 has been paying attention to this and give them a platform for the industry players to take this opportunity to showcase their products.

 “Travelling is in all of us and its important to keep our currency rolling in the country itself to sustain the countries currency strength. And it is also our duty to further promote our own domestic products to each other as it is unique by its own way” said YB Dato’ Mirza Mohammad, Director General of Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia during the Press Conference.
The co-operation and awareness given by main media and alternative media’s are one of the main contributing factors that have been important to them and is highly appreciated. There were a few collaborations that has been made with the local entrepreneurs to further help and give a new and fresh feel to further improve the efforts of MITA 2016. Some of them are, Firelyz (Airline Partner), Super ( F&B ), MBI ( Sports Tourism ), AL-Hilmi Agrofarm (AgroTourism), National Heart Institution ( Medical Tourism ), MaTIC fm ( Internet Radio ) and many more.


 For the festive season this year, Ancasa Hotel & Spa Kuala Lumpur present 'A Magical Christmas, The Nutcracker's Tale'. Be awed by an impressive 15ft. Gingerbread House built at the Hotel's Lobby by its team of chef and artisans.  In the Gingerbread House, you will find lots of festive sweets, treats and goodies on sale. All round the hotel, you will also spot more than 100 figurines of the Nutcracker ....there's even a pair of 6ft Nutcracker guarding the entrance to the Gingerbread House.
 The magic continues at its Safron Brasserie with a X'Mas Day Buffet Hi-Tea, created exclusively by the hotel's team of talented chefs. The Saffron's X'Mas Buffet Hi-Tea offers an extensive spread of traditional Christmas delights while dining in a cozy ambience, bringing back fond memories of dining with family and friends at house.
 The X'Mas Day Buffet Hi Tea @ Saffron Brasserie will leave you spoilt for choice. Help yourself to Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Sauce and Chesnut Stuffing, Viennese Beef Goulash, Fish Schnitzel, Lamb Struddle...just to name a few. For a sweet-ending to your X'Mas Day, indulge in our home-made Chocolate Pudding, Linzer Tortes, Sacher Tortes and a whole array of X'Mas Puddings, sweet and jellies.