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New Year's Eve @ That Little Wine Bar

If the world does end in 2012, then for goodness sake conclude life over dinner at That Little Wine Bar with intimate friends, reminiscing over pleasurable years and less appetizing ones, maybe even finally propose to that person you’ve longed for seated right next to you! What have you got to lose? If she says yes, fantastic, if not, a selection of wines will be ready to console you. Just do it before the clocks strike twelve.



That Little Wine Bar Address: Jalan Chow Thye, Georgetown, 10050 Georgetown, Penang
Phone: 04-226-8182

A non-believer you say? Well you can still be assured of a fine meal with us regardless of what the future holds. Worlds may end and new ones may emerge but epicureans can always fall back on old-world culinary finesse practiced by Chef Tommes and his team. We’re no apocalyptic soothsayers either, so we’ve come up with a special menu to celebrate in glory the transition of one brilliant year to another.

We begin with the intensely hued beetroot-glazed salmon in c…

Yuletide Festivities At Hartamas Shopping Centre

Popular suburban mall, Hartamas Shopping Centre at Plaza Damas, is all set for a spectacular festive season. Regardless of age or interest, Hartamas Shopping Centre promises something for everyone. This festive season, bringing together Christmas and New Year, offers a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends, or to reconnect with people we have not seen for a while. With a festive season all about colour, cheer, and coming together, what better place than Hartamas Shopping Centre to liven up all of these.


Kick-starting our festive season is something special by kids. Twenty, seven foot tall Christmas trees, decorated by the wonderful kids of Krista Education, will be on display from 2-11 December. Themed, “Christmas of the Future”, these twenty trees represent the hopes and dreams of our next generation, looking at Christmas through their eyes. Following ten days of display, the trees will be donated to orphanages and old folks homes around KL, in order to share the Ch…

50 Foot Dandelion Arrives In Asia For Heineken Thirst 2012

Wish, a 50 foot LED dandelion has arrived at Sepang International Circuit right on the heels of Malaysia’s premier electronic music festival, Heineken Thirst happening this 8 December.


Installation of the towering structure is in progress & will be ready for its Asian debut. Already a favourite at international music festivals like Coachella Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival and Nocturnal Wonderland, the 50 foot high Wish will be a sight to behold this Saturday.

Designed by San Francisco public art conceptualist Robert James, Wish consists of ‘three contemporary dandelions that are losing their seeds in the wind’. Clad in aluminium leaves and mirrored glass, the structure is edged with pulsating LEDs that react to the beats of music surrounding it.

“Wish is a figurative sculpture of three dandelions losing their seeds in the wind. As a child, I was always told when you held a dandelion and blew the seeds off, that a wish was to be made. Building it from ground up for the first tim…

Meet & Greet With Ian Rush At Courts Setapak

In conjunction with the Liverpool F.C International Academy (Liverpool Academy) Courts is pleased to announce the legendary footballer Ian Rush will be making a special in store appearance for Liverpool football fans alike.  The meet and greet will take place at Courts, Setapak on Sunday 2 December, 2012 from 11am until 12pm.

Ian is here in his capacity as head mentor and coach for the Liverpool Academy which will be taking place from 3 – 14 December at Persada Plus Mini Stadium.  The Academy endorsed by Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) is an opportunity for children to experience an international coaching programme taught and guided by Ian and his team of three expert Liverpool coaches. 

A player that really needs no introduction, Ian has trademarked his skills on the football pitch as one of Liverpool’s top strikers, scoring a total of 346 goals in over 600 appearances.  Signing on as a young talent to the renowned football club, Rush too started off learning the tactical game…

Free Egg McMuffin On McDonald's Breakfast Day

To make a good breakfast an essential part of a great morning, McDonald’s has recently called on the entire nation to join the McDonald’s Breakfast Day movement on 19 November 2012.


From 7am to 10am, each of the 215 McDonald’s Breakfast Restaurants nationwide will offer a FREE Egg McMuffin to the first 1,000 customers. The movement will see more than 200,000 Malaysians showing support at McDonald's Breakfast Restaurants across the country.

All McDonald’s head office staff will be joining the excitement and lending on-site support to McDonald’s breakfast restaurants around Klang Valley. Managing Director of McDonald’s Malaysia and Regional Manager of McDonald’s Malaysia & Singapore, Sarah Casanova will be heading down to McDonald’s Mutiara Damansara Drive-thru restaurant to serve the first Egg McMuffin of the day.

Sales Engineer Wins RM160K Volkswagen Golf TSI from P1

Imagine winning yourself a brand new Golf TSI. Imagine no more, as last week, 43-year-old Sales Engineer, Ng Joo Inn subscribed to a P1 ForHome™ broadband plan, and won the much coveted bonus of a brand new Volkswagen Golf TSI worth RM160,000.  Ng subscribed to P1 when the service provider was running its “iPunya Buy & Win Contest” with the Golf TSI as the grand prize.


At the prize-giving ceremony held at the P1 headquarters today, Ng who was obviously ecstatic with his big win which came tied with a bow, said, “I’ve never won anything this grand before. I’m excited and happy beyond words.”   
The contest was opened to subscribers of P1 broadband plans who also signed up for a P1 self-care account and submitted a slogan and answered a couple of questions correctly. Ng’s slogan reads, “I like P1 because it is everyday LOW cost with HIGH quality; they know they are not the best but always try harder!
Additionally, 35 other subscribers also won attractive prizes comprising Samsu…

Puma Presents The Autumn Winter 2012 Collection

Sports Lifestyle brand PUMA breaks the tradition by taking Puma Social out of the after-hours into the everyday moments of joy. Bring out the Puma Social ‘Playmates’. Puma believes life should be fun and exciting throughout the day. It is especially at times when life gets mundane that ‘Playmates’ are inspired to break of the norm and transform the city into an urban playground.
Each Playmate brings a unique trait to the team – ‘The Foodsnapper’, who documents every meal that is served; ‘The Dynamic Duo’, the inseparable pair who does everything together; the one with the most energy ‘The Kungfu Dancer’; and ‘The Captain’, who takes charge and makes plans to ensure that the group has a great time. When their powers combine, the fun will amplify when they hit the streets; finding every situation as a chance to express their individuality.
For the Autumn-Winter 2012 campaign, Puma acknowledges these unusual suspect as the ‘Playmates’ set out to play in the city by supplying them with th…

Apple Products Now Available In Courts Malaysia

Courts announced today that from 26 October 2012 its stores around Malaysia will offer shoppers the opportunity to learn and experience Apple's range of innovative products - including the complete range of iPad, iPod, and Mac and a wide range of accessories.
 Courts will celebrate the availability of Apple products with a number of special offers and promotions available in the store, running from 26 October - 30 November 2012.
Customers at Courts will have access to knowledgeable experts who will be available to help them learn about all the latest products from Apple including the Resolutionary new iPad with 5MP iSight camera and A5X chip, the new iPod touch engineered for maximum funness, and the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the world's highest resolution notebook.
Offering service and advice for first time users, small business owners or anyone interested in Apple products, Courts will also offer regular in-store demonstrations and training to help customers ge…

Enterprising Kids Marketplace @ Hartamas Shopping Centre

Comng up this weekend, would be this rather interesting event happening over at Hartamas Shopping Centre. We all love a bargain, and we thrive on bazaar environments when one pops into our neighbourhood. It becomes even more special when the stall-holders are kids – selling their wares to friends, family, and the community. That’s right – the Hartamas Shopping Centre Kids Marketplace is back – bigger and brighter than before.

Enterprising Kids Marketplace @ Hartamas Shopping Centre Dates Saturday 3 November 2012
Sunday 4 November 2012
Time 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue Ground Floor Concourse
Hartamas Shopping Centre
60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Sri Hartamas 50480
Kuala Lumpur

No one said business was easy, but these enterprising youngsters are giving it their all at the Kids Marketplace – a bazaar with a difference – run by kids, for the rest of us to enjoy. Aimed at promoting communication and entrepreneurship skills amongst youth aged 8-18, the Kids Marketplace, now in its third year, will feature ju…

Tiger Goes Spooky this Halloween

So there's another upcoming Halloween party, this round courtesy of Tiger, where everythinig's trendy and lively. This time around, Tiger will hold not just one but 22 Halloween parties across two days on 26 & 27 October. How cool is that? Personally I will be at the party tomorrow 26th October at Thai Club. This would be a pre-event writeup for the upcoming party.


Leading up to the biggest Halloween party by Tiger, consumers in the social media and online front has been enticed with ‘Zombie Onslaught’. By simply sharing the fun Facebook game (www.facebook.com/tigerbeer/app_423608767701439) with their friends, the highest sharer walks away with cash voucher worth RM500 from Tiger.



Tiger’s 22 Halloween concurrent parties offer party goers great beer promotions, fun games and standing a chance to walk away with amazing prizes. Dress up this weekend, let loose & at the same time, be rewarded in the biggest Halloween party in the city this weekend.


Tiger has firmly est…

Bewitching Halloween At Tony Roma's

I've always felt Tony Roma's is a rather nice spot to go to for a good meal. Do check out my previous short dining experience review at their branch in Pavilion. (Tony Roma's Pavilion KL). This writeup will be on Tony Roma's latest Halloween promotion, check it all out below.   Celebrate all the thrills, chills, tricks and treats of the Halloween season at Tony Roma’s this Halloween from October 29. Bringing back four (4) Halloween specials by popular demand, dine in true All Hallow’s Eve fashion with the rib warming  Pipin’ Hot Pumpkin Soup and Howlin’ Pumpkin Pie. Then, complete your dinner with mystifying drinks like the Vampire Kiss and Witches Brew.


Kick-start your Halloween meal with the creamy Pipin’ Hot Pumpkin Soup made from fresh pumpkins, topped with bread cubes and parsley. Available both in a bowl at RM9.90 or a cup at RM7.90 it is served piping hot and guaranteed to warm you up before a night of spooky chills!  The soup comes with an order of any en…

James Bond Skyfall "Crack The Case" With Heineken

As actor Daniel Craig reprise his role as James Bond this October, he will also be featured in Heineken’s thrilling marketing and digital campaign called ‘Crack the Case’ for the first time ever alongside stunning Bond newcomer Bérénice Marlohe.


Heineken has extended its 15 year partnership with the James Bond franchise. It will introduce an unprecedented and innovative global marketing campaign to support the launch of the new film SKYFALL. This is the 23rd film in the James Bond series, and the 6th consecutive James Bond film that the Heineken brand has been involved with.

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the SKYFALL producers added: “The level of collaboration with Heineken is unprecedented. We are excited by the global reach and the creativity that the Heineken team is able to deliver.” 

The ‘Crack the Case’ campaign takes consumers into a moving train somewhere deep in snow-covered mountains, giving them an experience to be secret agent themselves. Transitioning seamless…

UMW Toyota Motor Championing Green Growth @ IGEM 2012

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd participated in the 3rd International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) by displaying the world’s popular Hybrid vehicles, the all new PRIUS c and the new, improved version of the 3rd generation Toyota PRIUS. The three day conference was held from 10th to 13th October 2012 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
  Themed "Greentech for Growth", the IGEM2012 aims to help push the rapid adoption of green technology to deliver a double impact of sustainable economic growth as well as to address the environmental and energy security issues. As part of Toyota Global Vision commitment, UMW Toyota Motor is in support of this effort to lead the way to the future of mobility enriching lives around the world and respect for the planet with the safest and most responsible ways of moving people.
The idea of participating in this international exhibition is to showcase and create public awareness for consumers and public a…

Ricoh Malaysia ‘Make A Change In 100 Minutes’ Comic Contest

Held in conjunction with the launch of their Aficio SP 100e series black & white printer, Ricoh launched their ‘Make A Change In 100 Minutes’ comic contest on the 16th October 2012, combining the popular medium of comic books with the good intentions of Malaysians. This contest will run from 1 October to 9 December 2012 and is open to all Malaysians aged 16 and above.

To take part in this contest, participants are required to produce a comic strip detailing just how they would make a difference in 100 minutes, utilizing their own drawing style. Each entry must follow the theme of ‘Make A Change In 100 Minutes’. The comic must be a minimum of 10 comic panels in a single A4 page, must be in black & white and is required to be an original idea.
Participants are then required to submit their comic strip to the RICOH MALAYSIA (Official) Facebook Page by 31 October 2012. Technical details on submissions are listed on Ricoh’s Facebook page. Between 1 - 18 November 2012 the top 100 f…

Catch Malaysia in a Talent Frenzy. Audition online at bit.ly/2m2fame !

A new event is coming to town, and it's big! mFace is scouring the country in search of the next BIG THING. Tens of thousands of Malaysian hopefuls from across the nation are dreaming of stardom. You can sing, dance, juggle, or joke, it doesn't matter! All it takes is #2mins2fame, thanks to mFace.






The mFace #2mins2fame talent show is giving you the opportunity to aspiring superstars an easy way to audition online. Just get on to bit.ly/2m2fame and record the best 2 minutes of your life and take a shot at fame.



Check out the videos of the previous champions and their awesome winning moments for all to see. It's pretty cool to see them perform.




Don’t you just ache to be there? mFace is also looking for talent who may not think of auditioning. Recommend the mFace #2mins2fame Talent Show to family and friends or anyone who thinks they could be the next BIG THING.






While the mFace #2mins2fame talent show is opening up an avenue of possibility for Malaysian talent, it would be …

Tiger Woods Is Coming To Mines!

Personally I'm not a fan of golfing, in fact I can't golf. Would love to try it out one day given the chance though. Anyway this post is to share on a piece of news which I've gotten wind of. Tiger Woods will be making his appearance at the Mines Resort and Golf Club from 25th to 28th October 2012 for the CIMB Classic.
  This will be second time playing in the same course after emerging as champion in the 1999 World Cup of Golf. The event will be a big boost for the Mines Resort and Golf Club located within Mines Resort City as world renowned players such as reigning champion Bo Van Pelt and Ben Crane of the United States will be joining in line up as well. CIMB Classic will feature 48 players including 30 from the USPGA Tour and 10 from the Asian Tour.
Palace of the Golden Horses and Mines Wellness Hotel are the on-site tournament hotel for the Southeast Asia’s only USPGA Tour sanctioned event. Both hotels will be offering special room rates together with season passes fo…

Astro On-The-Go Now Available For Android Devices

I've been enjoying Astro On-The-Go for the past month or so on my iPhone and iPad, and it's definately good news to share that now the app has gone live on Android devices as well. Spread the love, and enjoy selected Astro channels on your favourite device.


Following the successful launch of Astro On-The-Go for iOS devices, Android users can now rejoice, as the Astro On-The-Go application is now available in Google Play for free starting with selected Samsung devices. For Astro customers with Android devices to enjoy the Astro On-The-Go experience, Astro has extended the preview period for Astro On-The-Go to all Astro customers.


The latest update for Astro On-The-Go application now includes 8 additional radio channels; Radio Hitz, Radio Mix, Radio MY, Radio Sinar, Radio Era, Radio Gegar, Radio THR Raaga and Radio Lite. iOS users are encouraged update their current Astro On-The-Go app to Version 2.7.2. via the Apple App Store to enjoy the new radio channels.

The Astro On-Th…

Lexus Malaysia Roadshow Goes Nationwide

The Lexus roadshows are part of the outreach programme that aims to introduce the Lexus brand and models to a wider audience. The roadshows will take place at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, from 1st - 5th September, Sutera Mall, Johor Bharu, from the 21st - 23rd September and Gurney Plaza Mall, Penang, from 27th - 30th September.

It will showcase the historical perspective of Lexus as well as an insight into the brand’s success and model line-ups. In line with our commitment to superior customer service, this roadshows will also incorporate some intresting activities to ensure that our guests and their family have a 360 degree experience that is informative yet enjoyable.
The philosophy of Lexus has always been centered on the pursuit to perfection where this single underlying factor has always been the driving force for everyone at Lexus. With a global presence in over 60 countries, Lexus belongs to the Toyota Group of motor vehicles. In Malaysia, Lexus was officially launched in 2007 and have…

Astro Brings To You The World Of Movies

Today, Astro launched Astro Best to bring its 3.1 million customers/homes the hottest Hollywood and Asian Movies available on both DTH (Direct-To-Home) satellite and IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) platforms.

With Astro Best, customers can now watch Hollywood and Asian titles as early as three months after the movies' cinema release and where available in stunning High Definition in the comfort of their homes. Starting today, customers can purchase Astro Best Hollywood titles –“ Marvel’s The Avengers”, “The Hunger Games” and the hit Korean movie chronicling the rise to stardom of several KPop artistes, “I AM: SM Town Live Tour in Madison Square” on Astro Channel 481, at RM10 per movie, available for 48 hours after purchase. Future titles of Astro Best include, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “The Cabin in The Woods”.  
Henry Tan, Chief Operating Officer, Astro said, “Today, Astro launches Astro Best to provide our customers with more titles to view Hollywood and …