Hennessy V.S.O.P. Red Party, Kix HD – Are You Tough Enough?, 300: Rise of an Empire

Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Collection 4 Launch

[Upcoming Event]


The Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Collection 4 will be available in clubs and entertainment outlets this month, and to launch it there will be a series of nationwide Hennessy V.S.O.P Red Parties with the first to be held on 20 March from 10pm at PLAY @ The Roof.

The event promises a trademark Hennessy V.S.O.P party experience (read about my experience at Hennessy V.S.O.P. parties here – with a journey of sight, sound and taste, and featuring local dance music acts.

The colour of the night will be RED, while the main act will consist of two local DJ’s whose identities will only be revealed during this year’s first Hennessy Artistry party that is set to happen in Penang in May.

The Privilege Collection 4 is a limited edition premium offering, featuring a sophisticated and distinct design inspired by Hennessy V.S.O.P’s unique amber red cognac colour. The bottle has an intense glossy finish with electric red hues, giving it a radiant feel and impression of depth as a mark of respect towards the history and heritage of Hennessy V.S.O.P., making it one heck of an outstanding bottle that’s sure to garner attention from the ladies in a club or bar.

So want to join me and Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers at the Hennessy V.S.O.P Red Parties at PLAY? Well you can get some exclusive invites at PLAY @ The Roof from 1 March 2014 onwards by participating in the on-going Hennessy V.S.O.P. promotion.

See you at the party!

For more info, head over to




Kix HD “AreYou Tough Enough?” Challenge Launch




KIX HD (Astro Channel 729) kicked off their “Are You Tough Enough?” Challenge to search for Malaysia’s Toughest with a magnificent feat of strength where Malaysia’s youngest strongman, Zarol ‘Baby Ox’ Alfiyan, took up the challenge of pulling two Hummers chained together outside the main entrance of Sunway Pyramid on 5 March 2014.

The launch was the start of a month-long recruitment to find ten of Malaysia’s toughest individuals by KIX HD and Astro, as the official platform, and is supported by main sponsor Berocca, venue sponsor Sunway Pyramid and supporting sponsors Everlast, Fitness First and GNC.

“KIX HD epitomizes toughness with the warriors from our MMA (mixed martial arts) fight events, the action babes from our movies and series, and the daredevils from our reality shows. So it is natural that we ask our audience ‘Are You Tough Enough?’ We want to see if we can find at least ten people from our Malaysian viewers who are just as tough, if not tougher, than the action heroes and heroines we show on our channel. Let’s hope we can find some guys and ladies with the guts to challenge themselves and show everyone what they are made of,” said Andy Chang, Senior Vice President, Marketing of Celestial Tiger Entertainment, Hong Kong.

“KIX HD has been one of Astro’s most popular HD channels and we are excited to partner with KIX HD in search of Malaysia’s Toughest. “Are You Tough Enough?” is another example of the high energy action programmes we have come to expect from KIX HD and goes beyond the television screen,” said Junaidah Said Khan, Senior Assistant Vice President, English Customer Business, Content Group, Astro.

To promote the search, KIX HD will be sending their hot female KIX HD “Tough Troopers” across hotspots in Klang Valley to find Malaysia’s toughest individuals to compete in a final showdown. The recruitment campaign will see the “Tough Troopers” challenging Malaysians to a series of physically-demanding as well as mentally-challenging activities.

Eventually ten finalists will be chosen to compete in the “Are You Tough Enough?” Challenge for the title of “Malaysia’s Toughest” and a grand prize of RM30,000. The finals will be held on 26 April 2014, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, at the Orange Concourse of Sunway Pyramid.

Malaysian MMA champion and model Peter Davis, who along with fellow model and MC Hansen Lee tried to match the Baby Ox by attempting to pull the Hummers as well but I think they better stick to their daytime jobs. An exhausted Peter later mentioned that the finale event will be an ultimate showdown of toughness, much like fighters who compete in a mixed martial arts cage, and is a feat that involves challenging one’s core strength and mental endurance, pushing one to their very limits and emerging stronger and tougher than ever before.





Malaysia’s youngest strongman, Zarol ‘Baby Ox’ Alfiyan, took up the challenge of pulling two Hummers chained together and succeeded!

(click on any of the photos below to view a larger version)



The Challenge is opened to all Malaysian residents, and you can apply by filling out an online application at

For more information, head over to http://www.KIX-TV or


Review: 300: Rise of an Empire



The movie “300” back in March 2007 was one of those ground-breaking movies which was just so epic that their sequels in the series have struggled to live up to it. “300: Rise of an Empire,” is told in the same visual style as “300” and is a new chapter of the Greco-Persian wars but this time featuring the sea battles!

The story happens concurrently with the Battle of Thermopylae where King Leonidas and his 300 men were battling the Persian army of Xerxes, and pits the Greek general Themistokles against the massive invading Persian naval forces led by Artemisia, the beautiful but dangerous commander of the Persian navy.

Knowing his only hope of defeating the overwhelming Persian armada will be to unite all of Greece, Themistokles ultimately leads the charge that will change the course of the war.

Starring in this one is the very stunning former Bond girl Eva Green as Artemisia, while reprising their roles from “300” are Lena Headey as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; and Rodrigo Santoro as the Persian God-King, Xerxes.

The film was directed by Noam Murro, from a screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad, based on the graphic novel Xerxes, by Frank Miller.

tomcat says – Guys will love this one as there’s the beautiful Eva Green and lots of action and blood flying around, while girls will love seeing all the six packs and half naked men running around. I enjoyed the movie although I didn’t think it was as epic as “300”. Guess it’s really hard to outdo a brilliant movie.

The film is being released in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX, and opens in Malaysian cinemas on 6 March 2014.

More info at



About Tim Chew

Managing Editor and Founder of MHB Digital - More than 15 years of media, marketing, and management experience with various media owners and publishers.

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