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foodpanda Malaysia Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

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-foodpanda Turns 3 and Rewards Customers with Free Delivery on Sunday

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — foodpanda Malaysia started in 2012 with just 40 restaurants operating only in the Klang Valley. After just 3 years, they have expanded their operations to over 700+ restaurants covering most major cities including Johor Bahru, Penang, Ipoh, and Melaka.

foodpanda Malaysia has come a long way. From just taking orders via their website, progressing to a mobile friendly site and finally developing a mobile application. “We recognize that modern consumers are moving towards mobile technology and we want to make ordering food as seamless as just a few taps on our app,” says Sidney Ng, Country Manager of foodpanda Malaysia. “We will also be launching a new version of our app very soon that will simplify the order process.”

When asked about foodpanda’s future plans, he mentioned that foodpanda has plans to expand their current zones within the Klang Valley and start operations in Kota Kinabalu. Having partnerships with most of the major restaurants, foodpanda has no intentions to stop adding more restaurants to their platform. With the recent funding, they also intend to further develop the website, mobile application and overall operations to improve the whole user experience during the ordering process.

“We treasure our partnership with foodpanda – they have definitely improved with leap and bounds in terms of both number of orders and operation efficiency since they started,” says Billie, the owner of Puzzini Pizza – one of foodpanda’s early restaurants.

In conjunction with their 3rd anniversary, they are rewarding their customers with free delivery on 30th March 2015. Customers can also expect discounts and promotions from their partners, Zalora, Lazada and HotelQuickly on their anniversary.

About foodpanda

foodpanda group is the leading global food delivery marketplace, active in 39 countries on five continents. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constantly evolving online technology. For consumers, foodpanda/hellofood offer the convenience to order food online and the widest gastronomic range, from which they can choose their favourite meal on the web or via the app.

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For more information on this press release, or to arrange interviews with company management, please contact:

Sidney Ng
Country Manager, Malaysia
Unit D-3A-08, Level 3A, Block D,
Southgate Commercial Centre,
No.2 Jalan Dua off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6016-3062330

Trisha Ang
Marketing Manager
Unit D-3A-08, Level 3A, Block D,
Southgate Commercial Centre,
No.2 Jalan Dua off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6016-7252996
Source: Foodpanda Malaysia Sdn Bhd

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March 30, 2015 at 6:19 pm

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MediaTek Taps Consumers for Global Naming Competition of Premium Chipsets

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-Contest will create Chinese moniker for new Helio ™ family of 64-bit True 8Core™ LTE products designed to power high-performance devices

HSINCHU /PRNewswire/ — MediaTek today announced a Chinese naming contest for its new premium mobile processor family — Helio. Open to entrants from around the world, the competition will choose one creative winner to receive the grand prize of 1 million RMB (approximately US$161,000) for his or her winning submission. In addition, MediaTek will also choose five finalists, who will each receive 50,000 RMB(approximately US$8,000).  Contestants can submit up to three Chinese names that best exemplify the strength, performance and innovation of the new Helio chipset family. Online submission will be accepted starting April 15th at and winners will be chosen in early June 2015.

Helio is MediaTek’s premium mobile processor family which integrates leading heterogeneous computing technology with advanced multimedia innovations. This new processor range consists of the Helio X, a high-specification range of chips offering extreme performance, and the Helio P, a range of premium performance chips. Helio X is focused on uncompromised multimedia performance backed by highest level mobile computing, whereas Helio P provides optimal thermal efficiency and reduction of battery size, enabling the slimmest possible smartphone form factors. Both the X and P sit in the MediaTek high-end range of SoC’s.

The first smartphone SoC offering is the Helio X10, the industry’s first True 8Core™, 2.2GHz 64-bit mobile processor, which operates ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Additional features include market-leading multimedia sub-systems that support many technologies never before possible in smartphones:

  • MiraVision — A high-performance, real-time pixel processing engine which dynamically controls sharpness, contrast and color, to enhance picture quality.
  • SmartScreen — An algorithm/pixel engine that compresses and enhances individual pixels, in real-time, to make the screen brighter, allowing users to experience TV-like quality using significantly less power.
  • 120Hz display in mobile devices — 120Hz refresh rates will create a crisper, smoother image quality when moving a document or text around, i.e., a map.
  • Super slow-motion — A camera capturing 480 frames per second (fps) for 1080p Full HD videos, with playback at 1/16 speed.
  • InstantFocus — Reduces focus time by 1.5 seconds. Improves tracking to ensure you always get a clear photo and never miss a shot.

The first Helio powered smartphones will be commercially available in the second quarter of 2015.

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market leader in cutting-edge Systems on Chip for wireless communications and connectivity, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. MediaTek created the world’s first True 8Core™ smartphone platform with LTE and our CorePilot® technology releasing the full power of multi-core mobile processors. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is creating a worldwide ecosystem in support of device creation, application development and services based around MediaTek offerings. With an emphasis on enabling technology for the masses and not the chosen, everyone can be an Everyday Genius®. MediaTek [TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide. Please visit for more information.

MediaTek Press Office:

Kristin Taylor, MediaTek Inc.
2860 Junction Ave, San Jose, CA 95134, USA

Joey Lee, MediaTek Inc.
+886-3-567-0766 # 31602
No. 1, Dusing 1st Rd., Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu City 30078, Taiwan

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March 30, 2015 at 4:11 pm

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RS Components Teams Up with Big Wipes to Deliver Market-Leading Industrial-Strength Cleaning Wipes

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RS customers worldwide can now clean up quickly and safely with superior-performing Big Wipes

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has become the first global, high-service distributor to stock the Big Wipes range of industrial-strength cleaning wipes, which are specially formulated for faster cleaning and superior skin safety.

RS Components teams up with Big Wipes to deliver market-leading industrial-strength
RS Components teams up with Big Wipes to deliver market-leading industrial-strength

With their large size, specialist formula with skin conditioners, and unique high-performance fabrics, Big Wipescan quickly remove unwanted substances such as PU foam, paint, varnish, silicones, glue, oil and grease from a wide range of different surfaces. The wipe can continue cleaning even when heavily soiled, so large clean-ups consume fewer wipes. The formula is biodegradable, preservative-free and compliant with the EU Cosmetics Directive, ensuring that Big Wipes are friendly to the environment and to the user’s skin.

RS is stocking the complete Big Wipes range, which comprises Multi-Purpose, Heavy-Duty and Multi-Surface wipes in pack sizes from 80 to 240 wipes. Low alcohol content (approx 5%) means the wipes can be used anywhere without handling restrictions.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin

RS Components on Weibo

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc

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March 30, 2015 at 11:53 am

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Western Union Responds with Support for Relief Efforts to the Victims of Super Cyclone Pam

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — The Western Union Company today announced a multi-faceted response program that will provide support for disaster relief efforts that target the families and communities most affected by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu. The program includes grant funding from The Western Union Foundation and a consumer no-fee* activation initiative, as well as Western Union® employee and retail Agent giving elements.

International Consumer Activation

For the benefit of consumers sending money to family and loved ones in Vanuatu, The Western Union Company activated a no-fee money transfer transaction program from participating Agent locations in Australia and New Zealand, through April 30, 2015. Consumers in these countries will need to include promotion code PAMRELIEF2015 with their transaction at retail Agent locations to utilize the no-fee offer.

The no-fee transaction program to Vanuatu is also enabled for the same time period for transfers sent in Australia and New Zealand respectively.  Online consumers in these countries will need to use the promotion code PAMRELIEF2015.

Furthermore, in the United States, Western Union has implemented a no-fee money transaction program from participating Agent locations for consumers sending money to Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Kiribati, through April 30, 2015. The no-fee program will also be enabled for the same time period at

“The Western Union family is committed to helping the communities we serve, and our thoughts are with the people of these Pacific Islands. The no-fee money transfers to these islands, will hopefully encourage relatives and friends living in Australia, New Zealand and the United States to provide immediate support to individuals, families and communities in the devastated islands,” said Tasko Alcevski, regional director for Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Isles, Western Union.

Philanthropic Contributions

To encourage and support additional philanthropy, through April 10, 2015, The Western Union Company will match two-for-one employee donations to the Western Union Foundation for disaster relief efforts in Vanuatu.

Western Union is also encouraging its Agents to join together in supporting relief efforts. Under the Western Union Foundation Business Partner Giving program, the Foundation will provide a dollar-for-dollar match of qualifying contributions to NGOs providing disaster relief support in the impacted region.

“Our hearts go out to those communities across the Pacific Islands affected by Cyclone Pam,” said Patrick Gaston, President of the Western Union Foundation. “Our collective efforts with Western Union consumers, Agents, employees, and The Western Union Foundation will provide tremendous support to the New Zealand Red Cross and their efforts to provide critical services to those affected communities.”

Earlier last week, The Western Union Foundation together with two of Western Union Agents in New Zealandpledged a grant of US$20,000 to the New Zealand Red Cross to support the organization’s immediate response activities in these islands.

Wesley Rasu, CEO of the Post in Vanuatu commented, “Once again, Vanuatu Post takes pride in Western Union’s no-fee program during this major disaster caused by Cyclone Pam. The people of Vanuatu experienced one of the worst cyclones that hit most communities in Vanuatu islands. The grants donated by The Western Union Foundation together with the support from Western Union Agents and employees and the no-fee program through participating Western Union Agent locations in the United States, Australia and New Zealand will have a great impact on supporting relief efforts to affected communities and meeting the needs of the people throughoutVanuatu.”

Since its inception in 2000, the Western Union Foundation has provided financial support to more than 140 natural disasters and emergency situations in 65 countries.

* Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. No-fee or $0 fee money transfer transactions will be available from participating retail Agent locations and in United States, Australia andNew Zealand.

Due to the severity of Cyclone Pam, some Western Union Agent locations in Vanuatu may not be immediately operational or possess sufficient funds.

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of December 31, 2014, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks. In 2014, The Western Union Company completed 255 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving US$85 billion of principal between consumers, and 484 million business payments. For more information, visit

About The Western Union Foundation

The Western Union Foundation is dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few but a right for all.  Through its signature program, Education for Better, and with the support of The Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, The Western Union Foundation works to realize this vision by supporting education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future. Our combined social ventures efforts make life better for individuals, families and communities around the world.  Since its inception, The Western Union Foundation has paid more thanUS$101.1million in grants and other giving.  These funds have been pledged to more than 2,739 nongovernmental organizations in more than 135 countries and territories. The Western Union Foundation, is a separate §501(c)(3) recognized United States charity.  To learn more, visit, or Follow us on Twitter @TheWUFoundation.

Source: Western Union Financial Services, Inc.

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March 30, 2015 at 11:12 am

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Verizon Ignites Innovation with Kickoff of 2015 Powerful Answers Award

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-Third annual award challenge opens for submissions today, and will award $6M to powerful technology solutions in Transportation, Emergency Response, and Internet of Things

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.  /PRNewswire/ — Expanding its ongoing commitment to innovation and social responsibility, Verizon said today it is now accepting ideas for its 2015 Powerful Answers Award program.

Now in its third year, Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award offers innovators, developers and entrepreneurs a total of $6M in cash prizes, plus the opportunity for winners to participate in an Accelerator program designed to help develop their ideas and bring solutions to market faster.

The Verizon Powerful Answers Award program seeks ideas that leverage cutting-edge technology to create solutions that deliver social good. The 2015 program is seeking ideas in three core categories, each with three subcategories:

  • Transportation: How can technology enable better, more efficient ways to reduce the complexities of transportation and distribution in the physical world?
    • Smarter Driving
    • Public Transport & Sharing
    • Logistics and Distribution
  • Emergency Response: How can technology enable first responders and emergency crews to locate and save lives faster; what solutions can improve long-term recovery for survivors?
    • First Responders
    • Search and Rescue
    • Long Term Relief
  • Internet of Things:  How can using technology behind the Internet of Things (IoT) enable new intelligent actions that will have wide-scale and beneficial impacts in the following areas?
    • Connected Health
    • Smart Cities
    • Smart Agriculture

Ideas can be submitted beginning today through June 18, 2015, at Submissions will be judged by panels of industry experts, and winners will be announced in late 2015.

Verizon will award cash prizes of $1 million to the top winner in each of the three core categories. The second prize winner in each category will receive $500,000 and two third-prize winners in each category will receive$250,000, for a total of $6 million.

“Verizon is committed to supporting innovation at all levels, from early stage startups to more developed companies through a variety of initiatives including the Powerful Answers Award, Verizon Ventures’ portfolio and investments, and through the Accelerator program for Powerful Answers Award winners,” said John Doherty, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Verizon Ventures. “We’ve seen previous winners enjoy great success, and look forward to the new ideas and solutions this year’s program generates.”

New Accelerator Program for Powerful Answers Award Winners Helps Get Solutions to Market Faster

The Verizon Powerful Answers Award Accelerator program at BootUp Academy, designed to strategically accelerate the growth of participating Powerful Answers Award winners, was recently launched for the 2014 winners.

The Accelerator provides 2014 winners with customized programs built to accelerate growth and drive go-to-market strategies. Based at BootUp Academy in the heart of Silicon Valley, participants embark on intensive workshops and knowledge exchange sessions that provide “best practices” in business planning, product development, UX/UI design, global go-to-market strategies, communications, financing and growth hacking. The 2014 winners in the program also have the opportunity to be connected with Verizon Subject Matter Expert Mentors, global advisors, investors, thought leaders and industry experts who can support the acceleration of their powerful answers into sustainable, meaningful companies.

To learn more about the Verizon Powerful Answers Award program or to submit your idea, please Follow the journey with these innovators on Twitter at #VZPAA.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 106 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,500. For more information, visit

Source: Verizon

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March 30, 2015 at 10:56 am

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The Redwood Group Announces Two of the Largest Private Logistics Real Estate Developments in Japan, Combined Estimated Completion Value over US$1 billion

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TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — The Redwood Group (“Redwood”) continued its rapid pace of expansion in the Japanese logistics real estate market with the announcement today of the closing and commencement of two new prime developments in greater Osaka, with a combined estimated completion value of over 120 billion Japanese Yen (over US$ 1 billion).

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Redwood Nanko DC-1

The two new distribution centers (DC), Redwood Nanko DC and Higashi Osaka DC, are strategically located in the bay area of Nanko Naka and inland at Fujiidera respectively, providing customers with excellent coverage to the greater Osaka market.

Given the scale of the projects, Redwood is proud to partner with financial powerhouses Diamond Realty Management (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and Shinsei Bank as primary lenders.

The planned Redwood Nanko DC, will represent circa 250,000 m2 of Gross Floor Area (GFA) making it one of the largest logistics real estate developments in Japan.  Strategically located at the port of Osaka just 15-minutes drive from Osaka CBD and 40-minutes from Kansai International Airport, the two double-ramped distribution centers at Nanko are targeted for delivery in 2016 and 2018.  Redwood Higashi Osaka DC is designed as a 5-storey warehouse with a total GFA of over 150,000 m2.  Construction is to commence October 2015 and completion by end of 2016.  Its location at the confluence of the Meihan, Kinki and Hanshin highways provides excellent access to each of Osaka CBD, neighboring Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama and beyond to Nagoya.

As with all Redwood Japan projects, the construction design of both is set to best international practices, including highly efficient movement of goods with access for vehicles to each floor and a prioritization of safety and sustainability.  The developments will feature seismic resistant structures to the newest standards and back-up generators to ensure safety and security while providing business continuity to customers at all times.  With the environment as a priority, the facilities are to include water saving devices, energy efficient lighting and the installation of three of the larger rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Japan yielding a combined generation capacity up to a full 8 megawatts of clean energy for use in the metro area.

The Redwood senior management for over 15 years has been building prime distribution centers in Osaka, second only to Tokyo as the largest logistics market in Japan. With a population of circa 24 million and known as a major global manufacturing center of the electronic, machinery, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, greater Osaka has an estimated annual GDP of US$800 billion in one metropolitan area and has for centuries played a pivotal role both in Japan’s import/export and domestic distribution of goods.

Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson (President and CEO respectively), made this joint comment: “We are thrilled to announce these developments in Kansai of significant scale.  Each is carefully located and designed to service with efficiency, safety and environmental sensitivity the logistics needs of our domestic and international clients.”

Japan Managing Director, Hideaki Matsunami and Business Development Director, Atsushi Maeda added: “Underlining the strong demand in the region, the vacancy rate for industrial and logistics properties in theGreater Osaka region is at an all-time low of 0.4% compared to Greater Tokyo of 3.8%, making it difficult for firms to find enough quality space to meet their needs.  Given the high visibility of both projects coupled with shortage of supply, we are honored that prospective tenants have been proactively contacting us about both locations.”

Redwood also commenced construction on its Chibakita DC, strategically located in Chiba Prefecture, one of the most important distribution regions in Greater Tokyo. The area is known for its industrial concentration and offers opportunities to meet rising demand for domestic distribution from both retail and e-commerce customers. The development project will have a gross floor area of 36,944 m2 built on a land site of 18,622 m2. The 4-storey build-to-suit facility for DAIWA Co. Ltd. is scheduled to be completed end March 2016.

About The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group (Redwood), founded in 2006 by Charles de Portes and Stuart Gibson, is operated by senior local professionals in Singapore, Japan and China.  Redwood, along with its significant global institutional investor partners, invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate in the largest metropolitan areas of Asiamost tied to and growing fastest with global trade.

The senior officers of Redwood, considered pioneers in the development in Asia of international investment quality logistics platforms, have executed more than US$ 5 billion of logistics real estate investments in the region since the late 90s, and several million m2 of developments and acquisitions in the product class while providing high quality distribution space for some of the largest end users and logistics service providers operating both within Asia and around the world.  Redwood is a strategic partner of the international investment firm founded and chaired by Sam Zell, Equity International.  Additional information about Redwood may be found and about Equity International on


Redwood Osaka Leasing:

Masatora Matsumoto

Taro Inoue

Redwood Investor Relations:                         

Pierre-Alexandre Humblot

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March 30, 2015 at 10:14 am

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Russell Peters Makes Malaysia His Final Stop In The ‘Almost Famous World Tour’

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Russell Peters, named the third highest-paid comedian in the world by Forbes magazine in 2014, is on the second leg of his ‘Almost Famous World Tour’ and will make his stop in Kuala Lumpur on the 10 & 11 April 2015 in Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam. The tour that started off in September 2014, has taken Russell to Canada, America, New Zealand, South Africa and India. He is currently performing in Australia, before making his way to South East Asia and will have Malaysia as his final stop in Asia.
Latest poster for the Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour 2015 in Malaysia
Latest poster for the Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour 2015 in Malaysia

When fans first heard that comedian Russell Peters has included Malaysia in his ‘Almost Famous World Tour’, they were thrilled — and it showed with a social media frenzy. Tickets for the April 10 show sold out in a few days with 90% of tickets sold in less than 24 hours. Tickets for the April 11 show are now on sale with less than 2,000 tickets available in the 8,000 capacity venue.

The ‘Almost Famous World Tour’ promises ALL NEW MATERIAL featuring observational comedy, highlighting Russell Peter’s opinions on ethnic and cultural stereotypes, jobs, the usage of cell phones and dating. The tour will also see appearances by Russell’s Official Tour DJ, Spinbad and opening act Gregg Rogell. The show is brought to you by LOL Events, supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME), an agency under the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism. Partners for the event include Comedy Central Asia, MTV Asia, Mix FM, Hitz FM, Westin KL, Enrich by Malaysia Airlines and Uber.

Russell Peters is best known for his cultural anecdotes having grown up as a Canadian born Indian. He is notorious for selling out shows all over the world and has made more than 100 million people laugh on YouTube. He is also highly acclaimed for his ability to keep audiences laughing on the edge of their seats with his lightning fast improv and amazing crowd interaction.

Tickets for the show in Malaysia which range from RM128 to RM458 are available through Ticketpro Malaysia’s website ( or at Ticketpro’s outlets nationwide. Tickets for disabled customers are only available from Ticketpro outlets at RM150, and will require the presentation of a PWD card during purchase.

In collaboration with LOL Events, Tourland Travel Malaysia is offering comedy fans a tour package promo which includes Platinum tickets to the Almost Famous World Tour in Malaysia. The packages ranging from RM928 to RM837 will include accommodations, a city tour as well as transfers from the hotel to the airport and show venue. Interested individuals can contact Tourland by email at

About LOL Events Malaysia

LOL Events began its foray in the comedy scene in 2009 with the highly successful The Comedy Club KL shows. They then extended their range of comedy shows by producing the LOL Comedy Stars Series, Laugh Off Asia, Comedy Kao Kao and Kings & Queen of Comedy Asia. In over 5 years, they have hosted over 100 globally proclaimed comedy acts such as Jeff Dunham, Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed, Danny Bhoy, Kumar, and Sugar Sammy. Their latest mega show was the highly successful Jeff Dunham’s Disorderly Conduct Tour organized in both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook

About Malaysia Major Events

Malaysia Major Events (MME) is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC). MME was established under the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to identify, promote, facilitate as well as support viable international events to be staged in Malaysia. With its main objective to enhance Malaysia’s economic growth and profile, MME is also tasked to identify and support major event bids for sports, arts, lifestyles and entertainment events and provide assistance to home-grown and home-hosted events in order to further strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as the venue of choice for major events in the region. MME also acts as a conduit between the public and private sectors in ensuring seamless processes are achieved through synergistic relationships with diverse event stakeholders in staging successful events in Malaysia.

For more information, please visit and follow us on and Twitter @MyMajorEvents
Seat Layout & Price for the Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour 2015 in Malaysia
Seat Layout & Price for the Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour 2015 in Malaysia

Tour Packages for the Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour in Malaysia
Tour Packages for the Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour in Malaysia

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March 30, 2015 at 9:09 am

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ASEANbeauty 2015: The Most Anticipated Beauty Exhibition in Southeast Asia Will Open Its Doors Next Month

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BANGKOK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Thailand’s beauty industry is growing, fueled by increasingly sophisticated consumers, including the men’s market which is proving to be particularly lucrative. With 70 million potential consumers, the luxury goods segment continues to boom with a 24% increase in year-on-year sales. There are many opportunities for both international as well as domestic companies in this vibrant market, which values new and innovative products. A recent reduction in import duties in Thailand is also believed by the government to be attracting more foreign shoppers, as well as increasing domestic spending on cosmetics.

ASEANbeauty 2015 expects to attract over 200 exhibiting brands from different countries and regions including Taiwan, mainland China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand, who will join a host of global businesses focusing on the Asia region. Many of these brands will take the opportunity to launch new products and innovations during the event. At the show visitors can also take advantage of free conference programs to develop a winning product and business strategy to prepare for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

On the afternoon of Wednesday, 8 April, a Beauty Talk: “Thailand is Ready for The ASEAN Beauty Market,” with invited speakers from association and government bodies will share thoughts on how Thailand is ready for the ASEAN beauty market and how the AEC will impact the ASEAN beauty industry as a whole. Another highlighted conference not to be missed will be “Consumers and Marketing Focus for The Cosmetics Industry in 2015.” This will enable industry players to stay ahead with the latest trends, with brand new market data, case studies and insights. The presentations are free to attend and guaranteed to spark new marketing ideas.

The event will also present many live demonstrations and workshops on hair, nails, and make-up application and techniques. This comprehensive offering will help in bringing you innovative market knowledge and improve your skills and vision for your business in the future. The event is expecting to welcome over 8,000 trade visitors from across the ASEAN region when it opens its doors in April 2015.

Held at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand, ASEANbeauty 2015 will run from April 8 to 10, 2015. This event also promises to forge strong networks of entrepreneurs for the future. Visitors can PRE-REGISTER from TODAY until April 6, 2015 at or by contacting the organiser directly by phone at +66 (0) 2642 6911 Ext: 124 or by email at

Notes to the Editor:

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 60 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

About UBM Asia in ASEAN (

In ASEAN, we serve 13 market sectors with wholly-owned subsidiary companies and JV companies in seven offices in the major cities in ASEAN, including Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Singapore. We provide over 60 products in various categories: trade fairs, conferences and publications. As the leading B2B event organiser in the region, we are the largest exhibition organiser in Malaysia.

Our products serve tens of thousands of exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers, subscribers and corporations in the region and from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events and quality conference programmes presented by top-notch industry leaders. We have over 130 staff in six countries.

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March 30, 2015 at 9:01 am

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Best Western Introduces Two New Hotel Brands Vīb and BW Premier Collection to Asia

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BANGKOK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Best Western International recently launched two new global hotel products, Vīb (as in vibrant) an urban boutique hotel concept, and the BW Premier Collection, a soft brand targeting upscale and luxury independent hotels. After unveiling the new offerings at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, the company today hosted an event in Bangkok for international developers and investors to see and learn about the brand’s global development strategy for these two new hotel products.
Best Western International, led by David Kong-President and CEO, launched two new global hotel products, Vīb (as in vibrant) an urban boutique hotel concept and the BW Premier Collection, a soft brand targeting upscale and luxury independent hotels. After unveiling the new offerings at the IHIF in Berlin, the company hosted an event in Bangkok for international developers and investors to see and learn about the brand’s global development strategy for these two new hotel products.
Best Western International, led by David Kong-President and CEO, launched two new global hotel products, Vīb (as in vibrant) an urban boutique hotel concept and the BW Premier Collection, a soft brand targeting upscale and luxury independent hotels. After unveiling the new offerings at the IHIF in Berlin, the company hosted an event in Bangkok for international developers and investors to see and learn about the brand’s global development strategy for these two new hotel products.

The Vīb concept re-imagines the Best Western hotel experience for today’s traveler who is seeking: innovation, technology and style with an authentic, local flavor offered at a great value. Style and Value is the vision of Vīb and something that Best Western can deliver like no other global hotel chain.

“We believe that the stylish design of Vīb combined with the concept’s business model and low cost to build will be very appealing to developers and investors throughout Asia. In fact we are delighted to announce that we have signed a deal for the first Vīb to be developed in South Korea,” said Best Western International President & CEO David Kong.

The first Vīb signed to be developed is a 148 room new construction project in Seoul, South Korea. “The Vīb project we are developing is in the heart of the central business district of Gangnam, Seoul and is expected to break ground in the next six months. We believe the central business district’s high density and energy is the perfect fit for Vīb,” said Best Western South Korea President John Choi.

Best Western is also launching BW Premier Collection, its new soft brand. “The BW Premier Collection offers a compelling proposition to independent hoteliers who want to lessen their reliance on online travel agencies without a long-term commitment. We think the unique pay-for-performance fee structure of the BW Premier Collection will be very attractive to independent hoteliers,” noted Kong.

In addition to developing the Vīb and BW Premier Collection brands, the company is focused on continuing to enhance the quality of its hotels globally and maintaining a strong development pipeline for the BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® and BEST WESTERN PREMIER® brands. Currently Best Western’s international pipeline has 290 projects in development. Highlights include:

The pipeline in the Asia-Pacific region is comprised of 90 percent new construction projects with 35 percent either BEST WESTERN PLUS or BEST WESTERN PREMIER projects.
There are nearly 50 projects in India, China, and Indonesia; virtually all are new constructions.
Countries forming the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) have a combined 37 projects representing 6,110 rooms in the pipeline.
Vīb development opportunities are currently being considered in Bangkok, Thailand, Sarawak and Shah Alam, Malaysia and Ortigas, Philippines.
Best Western continues to expand in emerging travel markets, with recent openings in Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Mandalay.

Best Western’s portfolio of six hotel products offers development opportunities spanning the midscale to upper upscale segments:

BEST WESTERN PREMIER: The Company’s upscale hotel offering earns an average daily rate (ADR) of $134*. Since 2011 the portfolio of BEST WESTERN PREMIER branded hotels has grown to almost 150 worldwide.

BW Premier Collection: Best Western’s new soft brand consists of independent upscale and luxury hotels in destination and major markets. The unique pay-for-performance fee structures means hoteliers only pay fees for business earned through Best Western channels.

BEST WESTERN PLUS: Since introducing the upper midscale PLUS descriptor in 2011, the global footprint of BEST WESTERN PLUS hotels has grown to more than 1,000. With an ADR of $105* BEST WESTERN PLUS provides an excellent return on investment (ROI).

BEST WESTERN PLUS EXECUTIVE RESIDENCY: This upper midscale extended stay hotel is designed to generate a superior ROI. In the steadily growing extended stay segment, the average occupancy rate is 75 percent and ADR is up seven percent.

Vīb: Best Western’s new chic, hip boutique concept is designed to combine value and style for today’s traveler and is unique to the midscale segment. Development strategy, for this boutique concept, is focused on major markets.

BEST WESTERN: With a global footprint of more than 2,700 hotels and an ADR of $90* BEST WESTERN outperforms the competition in the midscale segment in most countries.

For more information on development opportunities in Asia with Best Western please visit


Best Western International, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,000+* hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers six hotel products to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS®, BEST WESTERN PREMIER®, BEST WESTERN PLUS EXECUTIVE RESIDENCY, Vīb and BW Premier Collection. Now celebrating 69 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and online and mobile booking capabilities. More than 22 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. Best Western continues to set industry records and accolades, including Business Travel News naming BEST WESTERN and BEST WESTERN PLUS as the best mid-price and upper mid-price hotel chains, three consecutive Compuware Best of the Web gold awards for best hotel website and six consecutive AAA/CAA Hotel Partner of the Year awards. Best Western branded hotels worldwide won four times more TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards than industry average.

*Numbers pertain to North America and are approximate and may fluctuate.

For more information, please contact:

Best Western International – Asia
Jane Kamolnithi
Tel: +662 656 1260

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March 30, 2015 at 8:49 am

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