Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, officially introduced the enhanced 2015 Mitsubishi ASX on 22 September 2015.
The enhanced ASX is priced from RM104, 791.87 onwards with the introduction of a new variant, ASX 2WD GL. This is in addition to its current variants; the ASX 2WD which is priced at RM 112,571.39 and the ASX 4WD which is priced at RM125, 040.67 (without insurance, GST inclusive for private registration in Peninsular Malaysia).
The compact SUV now comes with refreshed exterior features for 4WD and 2WD incorporating Daytime Running Lights and Shark Fin Antenna. The ASX 4WD now comes with 7 airbags including Dual, Side, Curtains and Knee Airbags and two-toned 17” alloy rims.
Interior wise the 4WD and 2WD variants come with Touch Screen, USB, Bluetooth, Navigation, Virtual Acoustic Positioning System (VAPS) which provides surround sound stage audio for a magnificent interior acoustic experience, new center console design and piano black door switch panel.
Under the hood is a 2.0-litre MIVEC engine with an output of 150 PS and 197 Nm of torque. The enhanced INVECS-III CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) with Sports Mode now allows better acceleration and fuel efficiency.
There is a new colour option for the ASX – Sporty Blue. The existing colours include Titanium Grey, Cool Silver and Solid White. The ASX comes with 5-Years warranty package.
Standard equipment for all three variants (ASX 4WD, 2WD and 2WD GL) include leather seats, automatic air conditioning, coloured Multi-Info Display and auto retractable side mirrors whilst touch screen entertainment system is standard for the 2WD and 4WD variants.
The higher spec ASX 4WD comes with keyless entry with push-start operation, cruise control and paddle shifters, Mitsubishi’s All Wheel Control 4WD System, Active Stability Control (ASC), Traction Control, and Hill Start Assist (HSA).
ABS and EBD are standard across all variants. The agile and easy handling ASX has a class leading turning radius of 5.3 meters.
In conjunction with MMM’s 10th Year Anniversary in Malaysia, MMM is rewarding customers with an additional cash rebates up to RM12,000 (terms and conditions apply) for selected models. Current Mitsubishi owners also stand a chance to enjoy additional cash deals when they book any new Mitsubishi models from now until 31 March 2016.
Images courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia.
Celebrating 50 Years of Singapore-Malaysia Friendship
Bridging Cultures with Art, Craft, Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Theatre, and Talks
TITIAN BUDAYA will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21 November 2015 to 17 January 2016 to celebrating 50 years of Singapore-Malaysia ties. The festival is presented by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Singapore (MCCY) and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MOTAC), and will showcase the creative talents of Singapore and Malaysia across a wide spectrum of art forms.
TITIAN BUDAYA will reach out to a wide range of audiences in Malaysia to celebrate the shared cultural connections between Singapore and Malaysia. Held over a span of three months, TITIAN BUDAYA will feature an estimated 400 participants from creative communities in Singapore and Malaysia in diverse programmes across different venues in Kuala Lumpur. MCCY has commissioned CultureLink Singapore to conceptualise, develop and produce the event.
The events underline the spirit of partnership, collaboration and co-operation between the two countries, and will involve about 150 Malaysian participants alongside Singapore creatives. The events also explore cross-cultural expressions, and highlight shared cultural and entertainment traditions and icons familiar to both countries. Additionally, TITIAN BUDAYA introduces aspects of Singapore’s creative scene that have not been widely encountered in Malaysia.
Singapore’s Senior Director, Arts and Heritage Division, of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Yeo Whee Jim, says: “2015 has been a significant year for Singapore as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our independence. Titian Budaya is also taking place at a special time in our bilateral relationship. This year, we celebrate 50 years of Singapore–Malaysia ties. Titian Budaya reflects the close friendship we share, including our people-to-people and cultural exchanges. With this year’s Titian Budaya, we are looking forward to share with our Malaysian friends a diverse cultural programme, featuring collaborations between Singaporean and Malaysian artists and cultural partners. In the process, I hope the performers and artists will also find new friendships and strengthen existing ones”.
Malaysia’s Undersecretary, International Relations Division (Culture) of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, YBhg Dato’ Yean Yoke Heng, says: “Malaysia is honoured to host Singapore’s Titian Budaya cultural showcase to celebrate the friendship between Singapore and Malaysia to mark 50 years of established diplomatic relations between both nations. Titian Budaya which means “cultural bridge”, exemplifies the warm and friendly ties between Singapore and Malaysia and serves as a platform to enhance deeper understanding besides providing an excellent opportunity for both nations to explore, understand and embrace cultural diversity, arts and heritage. We welcome the extension of this cultural bridge to engage and connect our peoples through our common interest and passion in arts and culture. We are therefore delighted that Titian Budaya, through encouraging collaboration between Singapore and Malaysian artists and institutions will enable our communities to come together to celebrate our shared cultures”.
TITIAN BUDAYA festivities will kick-off with a supercharged weekend carnival titled Next Door at Publika on 21-22 November 2015 with a series of four events transforming the mall into a cultural playground. The theme ‘Next Door’ aptly conveys notions of everyday living with shared experiences in a common neighbourhood. The first event features the opening of Art Next Door, a contemporary art exhibition that will run till 13 December 2015. Specially selected and commissioned art works by artists from Singapore and Malaysia are featured alongside one another, providing glimpses into photography, video art, and installation works of Singapore’s post-1965 generation and their Malaysian counterparts. The exhibition is curated by Tang Fu Kuen.
The public will also get the opportunity to dip their creative hands in Bazaar Next Door, a family friendly event within the Boulevard at Publika. Organised in partnership with Art for Grabs, Kuala Lumpur’s most popular arts, design and crafts market and the Singapore Makers Association, there will be over 70 stalls that will occupy and delight Malaysians young and old.
The third programme at Publika is Music Live Next Door that will feature performances by some of Singapore’s top and emerging music groups: Kailin Yong’s PLUS Trio, Rustic Vibes and SA (仨). Popular Singaporean and Malaysian singer-songwriters Charlie Lim and Liyana Fizi will perform with their respective bands as well as share the stage in a duet. All music performances will be held at Publika’s outdoor stage The Square.
The fourth and final programme at Publika is Cinema Next Door, that will include a live animation concert by the TO Ensemble; animation films based on stories by five Singapore writers; and a collection of Singapore’s best short films. On Sunday 22 November 2015, we wind down the weekend with an outdoor film screening of Jack Neo’s iconic I Not Stupid.
A significant highlight of TITIAN BUDAYA is TITIAN BUDAYA NIGHT, which will be held on 8 December 2015 at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, Malaysia’s world-class concert venue. This one-night-only gala event is infused with the colours, flavours and rhythms of the region that gives full meaning to the spirit of building bridges across cultures, boundaries, and art forms. A star-studded cast of soloists that includes jazz maestro Jeremy Monteiro and Singapore Idol Taufik Batisah will join the Singapore Chinese Orchestra to perform the works of well-known Malaysian and Singaporean composers in a multicultural extravaganza. Tok Dalang Eyo Hock Seng will lead the Kelantanese wayang kulit troupe Kumpulan Sri Campuran to perform a specially commissioned work from Malaysian composer Yii Kah Hoe, based on the play The Silly Little Girl and the Funny Old Tree written by the doyen of Singapore theatre, the late Kuo Pao Kun. The concert also celebrates the music of the legendary late P. Ramlee in a medley of his beloved songs especially re-arranged by Eric Watson. The entire programme will be musically supported by a 90-piece Singapore Chinese Orchestra, one of Singapore’s two national professional orchestras.
Dance enthusiasts are also in for a treat too, as TITIAN BUDAYA, in collaboration with Damansara Performing Arts Centre and T.H.E. Dance Company, will present the Company in two performances on 19-20 December 2015. The Company will perform a double-bill comprising a work by its Artistic Director Kuik Swee Boon, as well as premiere of a new piece commissioned by Indonesian choreographer Jecko Siompo.
From 14-17 January 2016, the inaugural SINGAPORE FILM FESTIVAL in Malaysia will close TITIAN BUDAYA. The Film Festival is produced in collaboration with the Singapore Film Society and National Museum of Singapore. It presents an anthology of post-independence Singaporean films starting with the revival of local cinema since the mid-90s, and showcases 10 breakthrough works by Singaporean filmmaking talents from first-generation directors such as Eric Khoo and Jack Neo, to a younger generation of filmmakers like Anthony Chen, Boo Junfeng, Liao Jie Kai, and Royston Tan. The festival will highlight award-winning films and box office successes that have put Singapore cinema on the world map. Screenings will take place at Golden Screen Cinemas at 1Utama Petaling Jaya and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
TITIAN BUDAYA will also feature talks and discussions to deepen the knowledge and understanding of creative engagements, as well as facilitate cross-border networking and learning between Singapore and Malaysia socio-cultural institutions. These will be organized in conjunction with MY Performing Arts Agency. There will also be an arts-enabling project UNSEEN by artist Alecia Neo who works with visually-impaired communities in Malaysia. This project will be supported by the Singapore International Foundation and aims to use art as a means to effect positive change amongst the participants, as well as the larger community.
Said Ms Goh Ching Lee, Executive & Artistic Director of CultureLink Singapore, “CultureLink is proud to be the Creative Producer for TITIAN BUDAYA. The programmes of TITIAN BUDAYA are ultimately made possible by the enthusiasm and warm support of artists, colleagues, partners, and collaborators in Malaysia, and in Singapore. It is also heartening to discover that many among them live, work and create across both sides of the causeway, proving that art has no borders, and that they regard both Singapore and Malaysia their creative and inspirational homes.”
For more information on Titian Budaya, head over to www.titianbudayasg.com