News – Super GT 2013, Heineken Green Room, Epic, & Relaunch of Laundry

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2013 AUTOBACS SUPER GT Series (Malaysia)

 

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The 2013 AUTOBACS SUPER GT Series returns to the Sepang International Circuit on 15-16 June 2013 with the GT500 and GT300 classes, featuring Japanese sports cars with manufacturers the likes of Lexus, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Subaru, as well as continental marques that include Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMW, Mosler, Chevrolet, Audi, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz.

This year’s event will also witness the very first Asia Cup race organized by Meritus. Off the race tracks, grass root racing activities in the form of the Ultra Racing Gymkhana & Drifting, will encourage enthusiasts to compete.

Super GT fans will also be able to catch the action of the 2013 Malaysian SUPER GT Queen Search Pageant. The pageant is being held for the third consecutive year, and the crowned winner will stand the chance of joining a line-up of Japanese GT Queens in Japan with objective of promoting the sharing of knowledge, expertise and talent between Malaysian and Japanese GT queens.

Tickets for the Malaysian round of the AUTOBACS Super GT Series are priced at RM100.00, and fans can obtain it online via www.supergt.com.my or tune in to the entire season’s updates on www.facebook.com.my/supergt.my

Aspiring candidates for the 2013 Malaysian SUPER GT Queen Search Pageant can log on to the SUPER GT’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/supergt.my to obtain updates about the pageant.

BTW I attended the Super GT back in 2011 and you can read about that here – https://timchew.net/2011/06/20/super-gt-2011/

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Movie Review – Epic

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Official Synopsis

EPIC is a 3D animated fantasy adventure that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good who keep the natural world alive and the forces of evil who wish to destroy it. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world…and ours.

My verdict – I actually kinda expected something like FernGully: The Last Rainforest which was released back in 1992 and had conservationist theme to it. I as quite suprised though that it’s more of a fantasy good versus evil movie that’s good for kids and perhaps adults who just want to watch something not too serious. Look out for the talking snails which provide the comedic element to the movie.

Epic opens in Malaysian cinemas on 23 May 2013.

More info at http://www.epicthemovie.com/

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Relaunch of Laundry Bar (The Curve)

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New look Laundry

New look Laundry

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After a month of renovations, Laundry reopened with a special invite only party on 21 May 2013. The changes are not just cosmetic, as Laundry is set to reinvent itself with a fresh new concept in entertainment and music variety. For the next few months, Laundry will be bringing in an additional line-up of happening acts for its customers.

New highlights of Laundry include a designated entrance walkway, with a Hollywood style marquee, a permanent DJ console, a more focused stage with more than 30 mirror balls of varying sizes above it, a spanking new marble top bar, private booths with leather seats, 2 classic barber chairs, 2 VIP lounge areas, light fixtures from Spain and a visually engaging RGB wall designed by Carnovsky, a Milan based artist/designer duo comprising of Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/LAUNDRYBAR

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Heineken Green Room (June 2013)

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Heineken Green Room returns to bring you an electric dose of the latest leading edge music and visual art with headliners The Drums and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) on Saturday June 15 at KL Live.

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Making their Malaysian debut at Heineken Green Room, Brooklyn New York’s The Drums fall somewhere between classic British indie and classic 1950s surf pop fusing elements as wide as The Smiths, Joy Division and 60s girl group The Shangri-Las. Disciples of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, their reverb drenched pop led them to sign with Moshi Moshi, one of the hippest record labels in the UK. Their sophomore album, Portamento, saw them build on the critical and commercial success of their eponymous debut with tours and festival appearances across the globe. 2013 sees them preparing for a new chapter of The Drums, as well as solo outings for founders Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham.

Also arriving in Malaysia for first time, for an incendiary Heineken Green Room DJ set is 27-year old Orlando Higginbottom, better known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED). TEED seemingly soared out of nowhere last year to become one of the most talked about names on the electronic circuit. Already a critical darling after blogosphere hit Household Goods in 2010, which has amassed over 2 million views on YouTube (http://bit.ly/LWt9Z8) last year’s debut album Trouble saw him on numerous best of the year list alongside a developing reputation as a performer, with some of the most stunning stage visuals on the live circuit.

Returning to Heineken Green Room, this year Twilight Actiongirl (TAG) the quartet of DJ Bunga, ChaseyLain, Ribut 10:59 and DJ XU celebrates its tenth anniversary. Their signature brew of indie anthems and electro edged remixes – alongside a healthy dose of retro and esoteric Malaysiana – has seen them double as mentors and role models to a new generation of music obsessed fans. Joining them on this Heineken Green Room line up will be the celebrated party outfit Deer Society, who have built a reputation for staging some of the fiercest and most musically eclectic events in Malaysia, as well as one of the country’s rising talents, Darren Ashley, with a solo electronic set.

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At this year’s Heineken Green Room, TAG’s involvement doesn’t stop at the dancefloor. Along with visual artists and long-time Heineken collaborator Callen Tham (themancalleduncle), they will also be heavily involved in curating some of the arts and collaboration content that is a Green Room signature. While those collaborations are still under wraps, we can tell you that we will pushing our own limits of experimentation as our artists and collaborators create a sensory blowing experience that plays on the very idea of what a Green Room can be.

More info at www.facebook.com/Heineken

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