The definition of driving

The definition of driving

BMW Malaysia recently introduced its all-new BMW Z4, the automaker’s newest open-top roadster, boasting an ’emotion-packed body design and a purist, driver-focused interior’.  

“The BMW Z4 is back! More captivating than ever to rewrite a new chapter for BMW in its brand-defining roadster history,” said Harald Hoelzl, managing director of BMW Group Malaysia at the launch.

The Z4 is fashioned with striking new proportions and combines sporty on-road prowess with highly advanced, top-class equipment features and connectivity such as the BMW Live Cockpit Professional and the BMW Digital Key, says the Bavarian marque.

It is offered in the BMW Z4 sDrive30i M Sport variant capable of hitting the 0-100km/h mark in just 5.4 seconds.

Redefining its iconic, traditional roadster DNA with a modern and contemporary design based on its classic low, elongated silhouette with short overhangs, the new Z4 is available in Malaysia only in the M Sport trim. 

The premium roadster stuns with its exterior impression, featuring a significant growth in length by 85mm (4,324mm), width by 74mm (1,864mm) and a slight bump in its height by 13mm (1,304mm) as compared to its predecessor. The wider track makes for more stable and agile cornering says the manufacturer while the shorter wheelbase provides a smaller turning circle. The lower and more centralised centre of gravity delivers sportier handling.

The increased luggage capacity, larger door compartments and additional storage areas behind the seats benefit the driver who is always in need of more space along with the increased legroom for superior comfort when on the road.

The new Z4 features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine delivering to the rear wheel 190kW/258hp with a peak torque of 400 Nm from 1,550 to 4,400 rpm and a top speed of 250km/h.

The low centre of gravity and equal front-to-rear weight distribution showcases its roadster characteristics. The BMW Z4 sDrive30i offers an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, M Sport Suspension and Variable Sport Steering. 

Inside, the Z4 gives driving pleasure with its driver-focused cockpit design. The interior is adorned with a sporty two-seater cockpit, a classic canvas roof, minimalist interior trim surfaces and a low seating position to encapsulate the driver in a premium vehicle like no other.

Controls are intelligently grouped into ‘function islands’ for convenience, while the piece-de-resistance is the innovative indirect ambient lighting that allows the drivers to create their preferred lighting moods with calming colours like lilac and mint.

BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional is strategically placed at the same level as the central touchscreen information display and gives drivers information directly within their line of vision.

This new sports car can be locked and unlocked from a smartphone. The smartphone simply has to be held up to the door handle to unlock the door. Once inside, the engine can be started as soon as the phone has been placed in the Wireless Charging or smartphone tray. 

The new Reversing Assist, meanwhile, provides an impressive form of support when operating in narrow spaces. The intuitive system remembers the last 50 metres of the drive to the parking space and will use that knowledge to assist the driver in exiting the spot by taking over the wheel.

In terms of colour offerings, the Z4 offers four vibrant exterior colours in San Francisco Red, Misano Blue, Black Sapphire and Alpine White, matched with interior options of Black décor with Black stitching, Magma Red with Black stitching or Cognac with Black stitching.

All this for about half-a-million ringgit. Book yours here today!

Malaysia – China Belt & Road Economic Cooperation Forum

Malaysia – China Belt & Road Economic Cooperation Forum

Latest Update On Belt & Road Economic Cooperation

Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC) is organizing the Malaysia-China Belt & Road Economic Cooperation Forum on 8.8.2019 at Kuala Lumpur Royale Chulan Hotel as a follow up of the Second Belt & Road Forum held in April 2019 in Beijing where PM, Tun Mahathir had participated in few key events. With the positive outlook on future collaboration on Belt & Road Initiative projects, it’s an opportune time for entrepreneurs and investors from both nations to tap into its full potential of the abundant opportunities available to the region. Malaysia with her few advantages over the region’s neighbors (ASEAN nations) such as the strategic geographical location, linguistic skill, skill talents availability and lower cost of production must move ahead to entice investors from China and vice versa.

Keynote by Credential Chinese Scholars

This forum is divided into main session and six concurrent sessions. The main session involves renowned speakers from China who are deeply involved with BRI such as :

Jiang Zengwei, the Hon advisor to China Chamber of Industry & Commerce
Prof Wang Yiwei, Professor of School of International Studies, Renmim Universirty China
Prof Hu Biliang, Dean of Emerging Markets Institute, Belt & Road Research Institute of Beijing Normal University.
Huawei Malaysia CEO, Michael Yuan will update on the new era of 5 G and opportunities
The Minister of MITI will enlighten audience of Malaysian economic position under the current trade tension scenario.
Chinese ambassador to Malaysia , Bai Tian will provide an over view on the potential of BRI.

For the benefit of entrepreneurs from both nations especially the SMEs, six concurrent sessions
covering the ground issues will be held involving:

a. Food exportation to China in particular the birdnest
b. Tourism and Culture Industry
c. Positioning Malaysia as a preferred INVESTMENT destination
d. Benefiting from E-Commerce
e. Risk Management & Dispute Prevention
f. Towards greater synergy got TRADE connectivity

For each topic, the moderator and panelists will discuss in dept the issues and challengers facing the industry and the solution to it.

Discussing Current Trade Issue

For an example, for birdnest exportation to China, it is the first time that the regulators from Malaysia(DVS) and China (Chinese custom) discuss face to face in the presence of Malaysian birdnest association’s president as key stakeholders where each will present their side of the story on the issues and challengers and to provide recommendation and solution. It is the organizer’s vision that participants leaving the concurrent feel benefited from the knowledge and inner side story discussed that will provide him a new outlook and direction to move into that market. With a crowd of 500 entrepreneurs from Malaysia and China and also key officials, it is good networking platform to enhance and seek new opportunities for projects related to Belt & Road Initiative.

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Air Selangor embarks on its digital drive

Air Selangor embarks on its digital drive

SHAH ALAM: As climate change and rapid development adversely affects water availability and sustainability, water operators must harness advanced technologies brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution – which range from data analytics, artificial intelligence to remote sensing – to solve long-standing water management challenges.

Realising this, Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) has embarked on a Digital Drive to help the organisation to develop secure, sustainable and resilient water resources.

Air Selangor’s digital transformation is about using technology, people and processes to radically change its business performance.

The new Intelligent Command Centre (ICC) is one of the key drivers in the digitalisation of the water services.

The organisation understands that a digital transformation is most powerful when it is strategic and addresses both the technological and human elements of implementation. As such, when Air Selangor outlined its business strategy in 2017, it had built digital investments into those strategies to transform Air Selangor into a digital utility.

A digital water utility not only enjoys increased efficiency, cost savings, operational reliability, improved decision making, increased public safety and enhanced value to customers, it also improves water quality services leading to best customer experience.

Air Selangor’s three immediate digital strategies are:

  • Real-time monitoring & prediction
    With the use of real-time monitoring and prediction systems, Air Selangor can undertake real-time monitoring of water assets as well as pipe burst prediction, among others.
  • Digital Working Culture
    As the organisation becomes more digital, utility professionals are undergoing a shift to adopt new technologies such as application of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) and workforce mobility which not only raises their efficiencies but also provide the best service possible to customers.
  • Empowered Customers
    As the organisation transforms digitally, it can offer its customers with a rich digital experience to empower customers to not only get latest water supply updates but also be more in control of their water use.

Real-time monitoring of the water supply and distribution systems.

On 9 April 2019, more than 600 Air Selangor employees were given updates on the progress of the organisation’s digital transformation at the Air Selangor Digital Drive 2019 event.

The event also placed Air Selangor on the IoT Day Map, making it the only organisation in the country to hold an event to acknowledge and embrace the advent of the Internet-of-Things in this Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

Lovin’ it topless!

Lovin’ it topless!

Mini last week introduced to the Malaysian market the new Mini Convertible as part of its celebrations of the 60th birthday of Mini in the country.

“The first Mini Convertible with an all-electric soft-top debuted at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show with the brand’s hallmark proportions, characteristic agility and clever functionality.

“To this day, the Mini Convertible is coveted for its stylish open-top driving excitement, non-stop thrill behind the wheel and complete with its unique go-kart drive feeling.

“In 2019, the New Mini Convertible returns to Malaysia to celebrate the 60th birthday of Mini,” said Harald Hoelzl, managing director of BMW Group Malaysia.

The hallmark driving fun in the new Mini Convertible is attributed to elements such as the new engine-transmission combination, an extended range of standard features, newly-designed headlights and taillights, additional body finishes as well as cutting-edge connectivity technology for convenience and infotainment.

Taking pride in Mini’s heritage, the Union Jack from the “Mini Yours” design portfolio is woven into the fabric of the roof on the Mini Convertible. The soft top opens electrically within 18 seconds even with the car moving at up to 30km/h. When the top is closed, the multiple layers of fabric make for excellent sound insulation and provides comfort on long journeys.

The electrically-powered soft top is also uniquely different to other offerings in the automotive market in that it is a quiet, intelligent Z-folding mechanism which can operate in three stages of open, closed or sunroof to let the breeze in.

The taillights, on the other hand, feature the eye-catching Union Jack design to portray Mini’s rich heritage. A chrome frame surrounds the two-part LED Union Jack taillights to further convey modern driving.

A two-litre four-cylinder Mini TwinPower Turbo engine sits at the heart of the Mini Convertible, producing 192hp and 280Nm of torque. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 7.1 seconds while consuming 5.7 litres of fuel per 100km. The Convertible has a maximum speed of 230km/h.

The engine is paired with a seven-speed Steptronic Sports automatic transmission. Additionally, the selector lever allows drivers to opt for manual-shift or automatic mode according to their driving preference. The Start/Stop function also makes driving more economical as it helps decide whether the car is in a better position with its engine switched off or running for better efficiency.

Three driving modes are available for the Convertible. To optimise fuel delivery and disengage the engine when the driver’s foot is off the throttle, switch over to the fuel-friendly “Green” mode. Alternatively, switch to “Sport” mode for more responsive steering and acceleration or stay in “Mid” mode for the best of both worlds.

The interior of the new Mini Convertible is embellished in Leather Chester, a brand new lush, diamond-stitched saddle leather in Malt Brown. The door armrest and knee roll will also complement the Malt Brown seats.

With “Mini Yours” illuminated interior surface in Piano Black, owners can choose from 12 different colour options illuminating from the Union Jack Design. “Mini Yours” also presents the highest-quality materials and stylish designs with precise craftmanship. The superior quality leather is carefully selected for the “Mini Yours” Nappa Leather steering wheel with hand-finished aluminium-coloured contrast stitching.

The Convertible now features a newly-designed electronic selector lever that returns to its original position after changing between driving mode ‘D’, neutral position ‘N’ and reverse mode ‘R’. The parking lock is activated by pressing the ‘P’ button. To support a particularly sporty driving style as well as allow manual intervention, owners can activate the ‘S’ mode from position ‘D’ by shifting the selector lever to the left.

Safety in the Convertible is further enhanced with the active rollover protection system, which ensures driver and passengers are given additional head protection should the vehicle ever overturn. The car also comes with front airbags and pelvis-thorax airbag for the driver and front passenger. Additional safety features include Rear Park Distance Control, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).

The Convertible also features a new high-resolution 6.5-inch touch screen display in the centre instrument. It houses state-of-the-art technology and puts a wealth of navigation information at the driver’s fingertips.

Advanced digital services in the new Convertible include the new generation “Mini Connected” with built-in 4G SIM technology. Mini Connected maximises safety and convenience through its extensive connectivity capabilities and personalised services including Intelligent Emergency Call, TeleServices, Mini Online, wireless Apple CarPlay and Remote Services.

The Convertible will feature the special exterior colour offering of Caribbean Aqua which is exclusive to the model. Additional exterior colour offerings include Chili Red, Solaris Orange, Melting Silver and Starlight Blue.

The new Mini Convertible goes for RM279,888 and only 20 units will be available following its launch on July 20. Will you be in time?

【Modern Home Exhibition】Mid Valley Exhibition Centre 44th Modern Home Fair Friday – Sunday (July 19 – 21)

【Modern Home Exhibition】Mid Valley Exhibition Centre 44th Modern Home Fair Friday – Sunday (July 19 – 21)

For those looking to refurbish their home or hunting for great savings on home products, we have good news! The MODERN HOME FAIR is back from 19th till 21st July 2019 (Fri – Sun) at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre KL. With 350 booths featuring all categories of home items and quality brands, there will be loads of fantastic offers for kitchen cabinet, sofa, mattress, electrical and lots more. Do not miss out on the best deals in town!

想节省更多,翻新房屋或添置家居产品,我们有好消息! MODERN HOME FAIR将于2019年7月19日至21日(周五至周日)在吉隆坡谷中城展览中心举行。 350个展位包括各类家居用品和优质品牌,厨房橱柜,沙发,床垫,电器等等都有很多优惠。 千万不要错过时尚家居展最优惠的价格!

Kami ada berita baik kepada sesiapa yang mengejar penjimatan hebat keatas barangan rumah dan kelengkapan kediaman mereka. PAMERAN MODERN HOME kini kembali bermula 19hb hingga 21hb Julai 2019 (Jumaat – Ahad) bertempat di Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, KL. Terdapat lebih kurang 350 gerai menampilkan pelbagai kategori dan jenama terbaik barangan kelengkapan rumah. Sudah tentu terdapat banyak tawaran menarik untuk kabinet dapur, sofa, tilam, barangan letrik dan banyak lagi. Jangan lepaskan peluang untuk tawaran hebat ini!


Best expo to shop for home products

Best expo to shop for home products

Modern Home Fair Returns with Loads of Best Deals

The Modern Home Fair is considered one of more established and popular home exhibitions in the Klang Valley since it first began in January 2007. Twelve years on, it is still going strong. The good news is the Modern Home Fair returns in mid-July with loads of amazing deals and incredible savings. Those looking to spruce up their homes or hunt for home products should not miss this great opportunity.   

Renovation, refurbishment and re-decoration have generally become a norm over the years and necessity for good maintenance of homes. It is no surprise that home exhibitions still appeal to many who are keen to enhance their living condition. The 44th Edition Modern Home Fair will be held at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre KL (MVEC) from 19th to 21th July 2019 (Friday to Sunday). It opens daily from 10.30am to 9.00pm and admission is free.

The Modern Home Fair will occupy the entire exhibition floor space of MVEC consisting of Hall 1, Hall 2, Hall 3 and the Atrium, featuring 350 booths. Organized by BW Cyans Advertising Sdn Bhd with its management arm – Cyans Event Management, this home expo is set to thrill shoppers and visitors with lots of great savings, excellent new deals and choices from many leading manufacturers and dealers. It covers a wide range of home-related products and services under one roof. The long list of participating exhibitors and quality product brands include Sharp, Panasonic, Electrolux, Crown Furniture, Chateau, Casarano, DM Design, Tivolli Design, View In Cabinet, LTC Kitchen, LB Aluminium Cabinet,  Luxury Curtain, EB Curtain, Getha, SweetDream, Dunlopillo, Nature’s Rest, Slumberland, Dreamland, THC Security Door, Top Security Door, Wira Sky Steel, Wei Wang, Fagolli, Floor Depot, Excel Floor, KK Wood, Sugawal, Sincerol, Vigico, Rubine, Rinnai, Alphamax and Armpro CCTV amongst others.

The Modern Home Fair is undoubtedly a brilliant opportunity to fulfil your home needs. Those wishing to renovate, refurnish or decorate their homes will have plenty to choose from, as the exhibition provides a wide range of home-related products and services. Categories include Living Room & Dining Furniture, Kitchen Cabinet & Equipment, Bedroom Furnishing, Bathroom Fittings, Home Electrical & Entertainment, Doors & Flooring, Home Security, Home Decor and Other Home Essentials.

One of the highlights of this exhibition is that shoppers will get to enjoy up to 100% rebate on popular electrical brands including Sharp and Panasonic under the Mahnee Loyalty Programme. BW Cyans Director Charles Yong explains, “Mahnee is a technology company that has built a loyalty program & rewards infrastructure for its consumers. Mahnee offers up to 100% rebate rewards on all your purchases and visitors to the Modern Home Fair can sign up for instant free membership to enjoy the benefits”. Shoppers who wish to take advantage of the Mahnee rebate rewards can visit their booth at Function Room B for more information.

Apart from enjoying loads of irresistible bargain at the Fair, shoppers who spend RM500 and above in a single receipt from any Modern Home Fair exhibitors will be eligible to purchase special product items at very low prices through the “Purchase With Purchase” deals at the Organizer Counter.

The 44th Edition Modern Home Fair is definitely an event not to be missed and there will be fantastic discounts and plenty of good buys for everyone. The Organizer wishes to extend its warm welcome to all. For inquiries or further information on the event, kindly contact 017-237 9391, 014-337 2598 & 03-7772 6132.