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News Update: Glenmorangie Highlander, Honda CRV, and Nissan Fashionably KL


Glenmorangie Highlander Party

Glenmorangie’s first Orange-themed party this year took off at The Hill in Damansara Heights on 28 March 2013 with the brand celebrating a theme that close to its heart – the Scottish Highlands, the birthplace of Glenmorangie single malt whisky.

Single malt whisky fans, local personalities and fans of Glenmorangie were treated to a bespoke party and a trademark Glenmorangie experience, as everyone at The Hill became Highlanders for a night and spoke in Scottish accents. Football stars were no exception, as former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann and former Chelsea captain Dennis Wise also joined in the fun.

Body painted Glenmorangie models sporting kilts added some sexiness the night, while a performance featuring Deer Society’s DJ Alex Asquared and a live bagpipe band brought great Scottish cheer to The Hill. Will Quah, who was the host of the evening, also handed out a bottle of Glenmorangie Original to guests who had the most authentic impersonation of the Scottish accent.









Look out for Glenmorangie Wednesdays at The Hill, a month-long promotion featuring four different nights of Glenmorangie-approved entertainment, which will happen every Wednesday night throughout the month of April:


COMEDY NIGHT featuring Douglas Lim

Date: 3 April 2013

Tickets: RM58 each, includes 2 complementary glasses of Glenmorangie Original



Date: 10 April 2013

Tickets: RM58 each, includes 2 complementary glasses of Glenmorangie Original



Date: 17 April 2013

Tickets: RM98, includes 4 hours of free flowing drinks and a total of RM2,000 worth of prizes to be won



Date: 24 April 2013

Tickets: RM158 each, includes a premium 4-course dinner


More info at


Honda’s 4th Generation CR-V Launch




Honda Malaysia launched the 4th generation CR-V which is the first CKD model launch for Honda Malaysia in 2013 on 5 March 2013.

The 4th generation CR-V was conceptualized as a “Premium Smart SUV” and is powered by an improved 2.0-L i-VTEC engine which provides 155 PS and 190 Nm at 4,300 rpm matched with 5-speed Automatic Transmission for well-balanced performance and fuel efficiency.

The CR-V is equipped with the ECON button which promotes fuel efficient driving with the push of a button while the Eco Assist guides the driver on efficient driving styles through the illuminated ring color on the meter cluster that changes from white to green for uneconomical driving to fuel efficient driving respectively. The All-New CR-V also provides a smoother and quieter experience with improvements in its reduction in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

The All-New CR-V is slightly smaller in size compared to its predecessor and sports 17-inch alloy wheels, adding to its more aggressive stance. The bolder look is also courtesy of deeper sculpting of body lines and highlighted front grille.

The class-leading interior of this SUV has been extended in the All-New CR-V through smart reengineering of the seat configuration. The big classy cabin is even more spacious with better legroom now while giving driver and passengers a high view point. Enhancing comfort for rear passengers is the new Rear Air Conditioner Vent. The cargo area can be increased dramatically from 589 liters to 1,146 liters and is able to fit two mountain bikes side by side, through the One-Motion Rear Foldable Seats.

The All-New CR-V boasts a well-balanced synergy of efficiency, functionality and confidence that comes from combining upscale sedan-like drive and fuel economy of a car, with the practicality and sense of security of a SUV.

The All-New CR-V is available in 5 colours of Twilight Blue Metallic, Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Polished Metal Metallic and is priced at RM148,800.00 on-the-road with insurance.

Honda Malaysia offers a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage and a new service interval of 10,000 km to provide the best ownership experience for the 4th generation CR-V. In addition, All-New CR-V owners are entitled to 6 times free labour services alternating with paid services. Supporting this new service package are 62 Honda dealerships nationwide.

More info at




Nissan Fashionably KL

Nissan Fashionably Kl celebrated art, fashion and music in collaboration with Publika’s Mapkl Arts Festival 2013 kicking off on the evening of 5th March 2013 where invited guests experienced the entire Nissan Fashionably KL festival starting from an art exhibition reception at White Box featuring a fashion-oriented art installation, followed by an exclusive fashion showcase at Black Box by local designers Syomir Izwa, Zleqha and Allien Gan, then on to The Square for entertainment by local DJ Chris Olivia.



The zero-emission Nissan LEAF is a 100% electric vehicle which offers a unique driving experience because it has no internal combustion petrol or diesel engine and is powered entirely by an electric motor.
The Nissan X-GEAR combines aggressive SUV-inspired exterior styling with class-leading versatility and spaciousness. It remains practical with 60:40 split-fold rear seats that double the available luggage space from 383L to 769L when folded down. Look out for my test-drive review coming soon!
Inside Black Box in MAP KL for the fashion show. That’s Miss World Malaysia Chloe Chen (R) with her colleague.





Over the course of the weekend, there were plenty of activities in the form of the art exhibition at White Box, and open musical performances at The Square by local names such as Nadhira, SonaOne, BeatNation, Caprice, H3, Meliha Faisal and more.


On a separate note, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, Japan recently announced a global recall for the Nissan Cube, X-Trail, Maxima and Teana that were manufactured from August 2000 to January 2004 involving a total of 480,000 units of these vehicles. This recall was to check and, if necessary, replace the potential faulty front passenger air bag inflator for these models.

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM), the sole distributor and assembler of Nissan vehicles in Malaysia confirms that only four (4) CBU (Completely Build-Up) units of Nissan X-TRAIL in Malaysia were affected by this global recall. The CKD (Complete Knocked-Down) units were not affected by this recall.

More info at


Launch of Project L.I.V.E (Life Is Vert Energetic)

Wong Yu Jin

HealthPro, a company that specializes in corporate wellness programs, launched Project L.I.V.E. (which stands for “Life Is Very Energetic”) today together with IJN Foundation at the Wellness Recipe Café in Petaling Jaya on 25 MArch 2013.

“There is a need to change the status quo of Malaysian health. We are now considered the fattest country in Southeast Asia. Heart disease and other lifestyle-related illnesses are on a steady rise”, says Wong Yu Jin, the Managing Director and founder of HealthPro. A former lawyer, Yu Jin is known as the “Wellness Guru”, having trained top CEOs, celebrities, models and beauty queens.

With the experience of training more than 5000 people, Yu Jin has collected invaluable tips and tricks that he wants to share with the Malaysian public. One of the ways is the introduction of the LXG (L.I.V.E. Exercise Guide) – a guide consisting of 30 different exercises grouped into 10 workout routines that has been tried and tested to get maximum results in minimum time. The LXG, which also features Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Kimberley Leggett working out with Yu Jin, is suitable for those who are starting off as well as those who want to take their workouts to a new level.

There will also be the L.I.V.E. Talk Series, which will be given by Yu Jin absolutely free of charge to those interested, as well as advice on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. “We believe that our efforts are a stepping stone that will branch out to bigger ideas that will reach an even wider audience. When someone embraces a healthy lifestyle, there is a rippling effect just like how a tiny drop of water in an ocean creates a ripple. They will inspire and influence the people around them to also adopt change,” said Yu Jin.

All profits from Project L.I.V.E. will be channeled to IJN Foundation to help the less fortunate. More info at

Yu Jin with his celebrity friends
Yu Jin with his celebrity friends


Starhill Gallery Luxury Channel Launch


Starhill Gallery launch it’s Luxury Channel with a special appearance by Hollywood star Kimora Lee Simmons at Shook! on 25 March 2013.

The Starhill Gallery Luxury Channel is a new multimedia platform that provides compelling, high quality videos, trendsetting online editorials and showcases an outstanding range of high-end retail products that are available in Starhill Gallery. The audience will have access to a full range of expertise and be able to experience all that Starhill Gallery has to offer from their own homes.


The online channel will feature five different segments which will broadcast its own programmes, including Fashion’, ‘Watches & Jewellery’, ‘Health & Beauty’, ‘Dining’ and ‘Home & Living’. All the latest collections, fashion shows and events will feature on the ‘Fashion’ channel while more than 120 different watch and jewellery brands, which are located on Adorn floor, will be showcased on the ‘Watches and Jewellery’ channel. The city’s finest dining options are discoverable on the ‘Dining’ channel or how best to have an indulgent experience when at Starhill Gallery with the ‘Health & Beauty’ channel. The ‘Home & Living’ channel will give an insight and tips on how one’s home and lifestyle can be spiced up.

The sexy shoe and bag designer Ung Yiu Lin was also there
The sexy shoe and bag designer Ung Yiu Lin was also there

Starhill Gallery’s exclusive channel will be updated regularly with the latest videos, including exclusive interviews and behind the scene footage of fashion shows from Starhill Gallery Fashion Week, and can be viewed at


Photo credits: Glenmorangie Malaysia, Honda Malaysia, Starhill, HealthPro Solutions, and author’s own


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