Run For Your Lives Malaysia: Zombie Apocalypse Chronicles

Run For Your Lives Malaysia: Zombie Apocalypse Chronicles

Did you know that on December 31, last year, Malaysians spent their final night of the year with the thrill of battling zombies into 2017? The event also turned the National Botanical Garden of Shah Alam into a scene right out of a zombie apocalypse horror movie!

Well, just in case you didn’t, let me brief you on it very quickly so that you can better prepare yourself before the next night of the living dead. Time is of the essence here, so take heed.

Run For Your Lives (RFYL) is a 3-5km zombie-themed obstacle-adventure run series brought over from the United States since 2011. It is of an international level and was introduced for the first time to Malaysia back in 2014. It has also been held in Sweden, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and now in Malaysia!

Did someone say Zombies?

Photo credit to Run For Your Lives Malaysia

According to Monkey Theory, the RFYL organizer of Malaysia, Run For Your Lives is the world’s premier Zombie-infested 5K (five kilometres) obstacle course whereby participants assume the role of either a Survivor or a Zombie in this one-of-a-kind event filled with thrilling chases, rocking music by performing deejay’s and a kick-ass dance party finale.

Part obstacle course, part music festival, and a full on encounter with “the running dead”, Run For Your Lives promises a fun day (and night) with friends, colleagues and evil ex-bosses alike.

Photo credit to Run For Your Lives Malaysia

You’ve played the video games. You’ve watched the movies. You’ve even followed the whole TV series. Now’s the time to put what you know into practice. Maybe you fancy your chances reaching the Safe Zone for supplies through a Zombie-infested 5K route laced with demanding obstacles? Or perhaps getting transformed into one of the “running dead”, Zombies hell-bent on stopping the Survivors in their tracks? This is your chance to Run For Your Lives!

2014

On December 13, 2014, the first ever zombie apocalypse invaded Kuala Lumpur attracting a whopping 7,000 participants in Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang. In the zombie infested fun run, it consisted of thrilling obstacles such as Blood Pit, The Ladder, The Crawl Fence and many others. Many survived the apocalypse while many also failed to save themselves in this thrilling run.

Photo credit to Run For Your Lives Malaysia

The idea behind the highly anticipated Run For Your Lives Malaysia is that a zombie apocalypse has plagued the world, and so, participants were given the choice to take part as a ‘Survivor’ or a ‘Zombie’ in a gameplay that is generally simple – the survivors have to outrun the zombies who have the goal of ‘capturing’ the humans. Besides the chasing zombies, survivors also have to battle a gruelling obstacle course.

2015

Photo credit to Run For Your Lives Malaysia

Catching on the deadly virus, Penang were soon invaded on May 16 at Penang Botanical Gardens for the very first time – attracting about 1,500 participants from the small island to again experience the world’s most thrilling run.

Photo credit to Run For Your Lives Malaysia

The 2015 edition round was accompanied by obstacles such as Blood Pit, Smokehouse, Holey Trap and many others throughout the 5KM route. The gamification of this exciting and thrilling run is to give participants the chance to choose between being a Zombie (chasing and catching humans) or a Human (running away and escaping from the zombies).

2016

Photo credit to Nick Josh Karean

In 2016, Malaysians got the opportunity to experience the first ever zombie “Running Dead” (Night Edition) in Malaysia! This time, the virus continued to spread and found its way back to Kuala Lumpur, breaching the city’s first line of defence. Run For Your Lives Malaysia 2016 was hosted on New Year Eve’s, 31 December accommodating about 7,000 participants! They came from different ages, levels and experiences who showed skill and courage during the run. There was also a fantastic sense of camaraderie along the course.

Photo credit to Run For Your Lives Malaysia

Watch the video below for yourself and see it in action how extremely exciting and thrilling the experience was on the night the dead arose for dinner, and how the survivors strived to stay alive to not end up on the zombie menu:

2017

The Z-Virus for Run For Your Lives Malaysia 2017 was safely contained and zombies prevented from coming into existence. However, this may not be the end of the story just yet…

2018

Monkey Theory advises us to be wary of new outbreak warnings by following their Run For Your Lives Malaysia Facebook Page so that you can better prepare yourself before the next zombie invasion in Malaysia. Until then, no signs of an outbreak it seems. But don’t relax too soon… We may be safe for now, but the question is, until when?

To be continued…

Swordfish Hits KL! Epic Play Packed with Fun, Drama and Gamelan.

Swordfish Hits KL! Epic Play Packed with Fun, Drama and Gamelan.

Swordfish + Concubine, an epic production based on the classic Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals) by Kee Thuan Chye, is set to hit Kuala Lumpur from November 2 to 5.

This lavish and fun-filled piece of theatre, packed with drama, humour, silat and gamelan music performed by the magnificent Rhythm in Bronze, will be staged at Pentas 1 of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac).

The story of ancient Singapura attacked by swordfish until it is saved by a boy, and of a young, smart and spirited concubine sentenced to death by impalement – this is made relevant to Malaysia today.

The play pays tribute to Sejarah Melayu by sharing it with a wider audience, and celebrates Malay culture by drawing from traditional Malay dance and theatre forms like zapinwayang kulitkuda kepangbangsawandikir barat, etc. But it is also contemporary in embracing influences from Brecht, Tarantino and contemporary dance.

Venue:
KLPac Pentas 1

Showtimes:
Thurs (Nov 2) | 8.30 pm
Fri (Nov 3) | 8.30 pm
Sat (Nov 4) | 3 pm & 8.30 pm
Sun (Nov 5) | 3 pm & 8.30 pm

Ticket Price:
RM 95
RM 75
RM 45 (students & disabled)

Be Part Of The Good Cause!

This production aims to help raise funds for the family of Ooi Eow Jin, the former RTM Orchestra conductor, who is 80 and suffering from Alzheimer’s and whose son recently underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour.

Box Office: 03-40479000

For group bookings of 10 tickets
or more, contact
Cathy Chin at 011-26262744.

Check out our Facebook events page: https://m.facebook.com/events/1377125642357277

For enquiries, please e-mail [email protected].

The Dream Cast!
Na’a Murad, Sandra Sodhy, Qahar Aqilah, Alfred Loh,
Hana Nadira, Arief Hamizan, Amanda Ang, Bella Rahim,
Gregory Sze, Iefiz Alaudin, Lam Ghooi Ket and 12-year-old Joel Timothy Low.
In the play, they act, sing, dance and fight. Yes, fight!

Gamelan Will Rock!
Jillian Ooi, Teuku Umar Ilany, Adilla Fauzi, Amira Farhana,
Muhammad Anas Syafuan, Nur Diyana Nadirah, and
Thong Yoong How are going to rock the house!

About The Playwright

Kee Thuan Chye is best known for his plays 1984 Here and Now and We Could **** You, Mr Birch.
Both were staged to full houses, respectively in 1985 and 1994.

He has directed a dozen plays for the theatre, and is also an actor of stage and screen.

For more information on Kee, visit here

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Pearlly Chua’s 200th Performance of Stella Kon’s Emily of Emerald Hill

Pearlly Chua’s 200th Performance of Stella Kon’s Emily of Emerald Hill

Pearlly Chua's 200th Performance of Stella Kon's Emily of Emerald Hill

Will round up this season’s offering of the play. Every body’s favourite nyonya. Is set to wring your heart and entertain you with new shades of colouring in this coming production. If you have not seen it, don’t miss this opportunity. A performance that you will enjoy seeing again and again.

Emily of Emerald Hill

Presented By: The Play Haus
Playwright: Stella Kon
Starring: Pearlly Chua
Director/Producer: Chin San Sooi

Show Date & Time:

05.10.2017 (Thursday) 08:00pm

06.10.2017 (Friday) 08:00pm

07.10.2017 (Saturday) 03:00pm | 08:00pm

08.10.2017 (Sunday) 03:00pm | 08:00pm

06.10.2017 (Friday) 08:00pm

07.10.2017 (Saturday) 03:00pm | 08:00pm

08.10.2017 (Sunday) 03:00pm | 08:00pm

Vanue:

2-01, Pearl Shopping Gallery,
Jalan Klang Lama,
58000 Kuala Lumpur.

Ticket:

Normal Ticketing from 01 August 2017.
1. Standard Seating RM60.00
2. Exclusive Seating RM120.00

Students & Senior Citizens aged 60 above half-price

Emily Reviews

Ticketing Hotline: 012 234 5449
Further Inquiries: 018 3735 288

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5 Thai films you can watch for free this April!

5 Thai films you can watch for free this April!

5 Thai films U can watch for free this April!

Thai Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur: 20-26th April '17

// Scroll to the bottom to find out how to claim free tickets

#1

A Gift

// COMEDY / DRAMA / ROMANCE
An intriguing romantic film, a four-director omnibus examining love in all its aspects. Using musical compositions by the late King of Thailand, three separate but related episodes, with titles drawn from the King’s compositions, are tied together by themes of love: romantic, familial, platonic and passionate. The film tells the story of 6 people who are trying to overcome challenges that life has thrown at them. The first episode features two people who are asked to act as a married ambassador couple at a scholarship award event despite not knowing each other. The second features a woman who quits her job to take care of her Alzheimer-ridden father who starts getting back his memories after she plays her mother`s favorite song on the piano. The final episode looks at a retired rocker who now works as a financial analyst, but is invited to join an amateur band with his co-workers.

#2

One Day

// DRAMA / ROMANCE
Denchai is a geeky 30-year-old IT officer whose existence is only acknowledged when his colleagues, who often forget his name, need tech support. His world is flipped upside down when he goes to fix a printer for a new girl in the marketing department named Nui. She gets his name correct, making him feel valued once again and from that moment, Denchai falls head over heels for Nui, but only admires her secretly from afar, since he knows that Nui is out of his league.
Things take a strange turn while they are on a company outing in Hokkaido. Denchai makes a wish at the resort’s landmark Lucky ‘N Love Bell for Nui to be his girl for just one day. He may get his chance after she suffers an accident and is diagnosed with TGA, a rare temporary memory loss disorder which lasts for just one day. Denchai decides to tell Nui a lie: he is her boyfriend and they had plans to travel around Hokkaido together. Ethics aside, will Denchai get his dream girl, if only for just one day?

#3

Take Me Home

// HORROR
After losing his memory from an accident, Tan tried to find his identity. Eventually, he found something and led him back to his home sweet home. The more he knows them, the more he learns to fear of their secrets of his so-called family.

#4

The Crown

// DRAMA
A father, Satta, (Ekkachai Srivichai), who is almost blind, is a Manora dancer and leader. He gives high respect to the Manora crown. When he has to pass on his practices, he has serious arguments with his son, Sing, as he prefers guitar to Manora art and doesn’t want to be involved in the family’s heritage. The movie is directed by Ekkachai Srivichai who is a famous singer from the South of Thailand. His songs are often sad romances. His movie shows the great culture of Manora art and the Thai southern spirit deep rooted in the heart of the people.

#5

Mr Hurt

// COMEDY / DRAMA / ROMANCE
A perfect world champion tennis pro “Don Sri-Chang” (Sunny Suwanmethanont) who is an idol for everyone. He’s both lucky in game and lucky in love that his girlfriend is a superstar. Later, his girlfriend turned his marriage proposal down to date with a rock star. Don was left heartbroken. After having sunk into misery for months, his long-lost friend, “Dew” appears from nowhere and revives his paralyzed mind. Can this girl be the game changer in Don’s love life?

Free Ticket Redemption

Tickets to Thai Film Festival in Malaysia 2017 will be screened for FREE, courtesy of Royal Thai Embassy to Malaysia.

To redeem the free tickets, just present a printout or take a snapshot of any Thai Film Festival in Malaysia 2017 articles in any publication, online postings or GSC digital channels and you will be get two (2) complimentary tickets at GSC Pavilion KL, GSC Mid Valley or GSC 1Utama ticketing counters.

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Of late, “Goblin” has been the craze word among K-drama fans.

No, it isn’t the monstrous creature from European folklore, but a handsome and immortal character played by the charismatic Gong Yoo, known for his lead role in Train to Busan.

The character is from the South Korean drama “Gaurdian: The Lonely and Great God“, or simply referred to as “Goblin“, which has emerged as the second highest rated drama on Korean cable television.

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The drama, available on Kuala Lumpur-based streaming service iFlix, has also sent Malaysian K-drama fans into a frenzy.

The wildly popular and unorthodox drama features several iconic scenes which have driven tourists to flock to its filming sites.

Many of the iconic scenes were filmed in the South Korean province of Gangwon, where its city PyeongChang also happens to be hosting the Winter Olympics 2018.

One such location is Jumunjin breakwater located at 1609, Haeanro, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do.

In the romantic yet melancholic scene, the goblin who goes by the name Kim Shin, meets his destined bride for the first time, who is also fated to return him to ashes.

The beautiful Kim Go-eun plays the bride Ji Eun-tak, who is able to see ghosts.

Eun-tak was draped in a red scarf while holding a bouquet of buckwheat flower when she meets the goblin as the waves crash into the rocky platform they stood on.

Local merchants have started selling similar red scarves and flowers for a growing number of tourists visiting the site to reenact the scene.

Another iconic scene was filmed at Yongpyong Ski Resort, a 40 minutes drive away from the Juminjin beach.

The resort is located at 32-950, 715, Olympic-ro, Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do.

Featured in episode nine, Eun-tak who works at the resort rides, rides a cable car with the goblin.

The breathtaking scenery of the snowy mountain featured in the drama is equally is not more stunning when witnessed in person.

Stretching 7.4 kilometers, it is South Korea’s longest sightseeing cable car and takes some 20 minutes to ascend to Mount Balwangsan, which is 1,458 meters above sea level.

Below, snow sports enthusiast can be seen crisscrossing down the white slope past pine forests.

At the top, known as the Dragon Peak, are swiss-style chalets and South Korea’s first ski resort which opened in 1975.

The peak, which hosts ten giant wind turbines, offers a panoramic view of the region.

Coincidentally, Yongpyong resort was also the set for Winter Sonata, another hit series in 2002 which was also well-received in Malaysia.

Apart from Gangwon’s natural beauty being featured in dramas, the province also plays host to significant historical sites such as the Ojukheon House, located at Yulgok-ro 3139beon-gil, Gyeongpo-dong, Gangneung-si, Kangwon, Tel: +82-33-660-3301~3308.

The location was featured in the historical drama “Shin Saimdang: Memoirs of Colours“, currently being aired on Korean television.

The story follows the life of Shin, mother of a prominent 16th-century scholar Yulgok Yi.

Being a rare well-educated woman during the Joseon dynasty, Shin raised Yulgok into a scholar, who went on to become defense minister and foresaw the Japanese invasion of the Korean peninsular 100 years later.

Thriving for historical accuracy, the drama was set at Ojukheon House, the very place where Shin was born and lived some 500 years ago.

The well-preserved wooden structure, surrounded by pine trees and black bamboo, records the life of Shin and her son.

The site also gives a glimpse of the Joseon dynasty, with bank notes from that era on display as well as a bronze statue of Yulgok.

Shin on bank note

Yulgok Yi statue

Just a 10 minutes walk away is the Seongyojong House (Address: 63, Unjeong-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Tel: +82-33-648-5303), which was also featured in the historical drama.

Shin, played by Lee Young Ae, was said to have met her lover there.

The historical drama is Lee’s first debut in 14 years following her appearance in the hugely successful historical drama “A Jewel in the Palace“.

Lee is also the ambassador for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018.

This trip was sponsored by Gangwon-do Province and Korea Tourism Organisation

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