Month: November 2021

5 Reasons Why You Need Viomi Alpha UV (S9)

The vacuum cleaner is a staple of any home in 2021. Gone are the days when people had to go out and buy a new one every year, with the advancement in technology it is now a viable option to invest in a robot vacuum cleaner which will do all the cleaning for you. Viomi…

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Rapper defends China satire ‘Fragile’ as views strike 30m

By AFP A rapper who penned a viral Mandarin pop song poking fun at Chinese nationalists said Monday he had no regrets about being blacklisted by Beijing as his track hit more than 30 million views on YouTube. Released last month, ‘Fragile’ by Malaysian rapper Namewee, featuring Australian singer Kimberley Chen, has become a viral…

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Gordon Ramsay cafe to open in Malaysia

by ANIS HAZIM / Pic credit: Sunway Resort (Facebook) GORDON Ramsay Bar and Grill is set to lay its table in early 2022, marking the multi-Michelin-starred chef’s entry into Malaysia and introducing a new era of classic British style to the Southeast Asian dining scene. The striking new signature restaurant located at Sunway Resort in…

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NY auction smashes record for Frida Kahlo work

By AFP A exceptional painting by Frida Kahlo purchased in a fresh York auction property Tuesday for nearly $35 million, an archive price for a work by the iconic Mexican artist. At the same sale, a painting by French artist Pierre Soulages also broke an archive for his do the job by reaching $20.2 million…

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BTS becomes first Asian act to get top honor at AMAs

by BERNAMA / pic by BLOOMBERG SEOUL – South Korean supergroup BTS once again rewrote K-pop history Mon by becoming the first Asian act to gain artist of the year, considered the very best award, at the American Music Awards (AMAs). The septet clinched the award during the 2021 AMAs broadcast live from Microsoft Theater in Los…

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Peter Jackson’s ‘Get Rear’ finds joy in last days of the Beatles

By AFP “The Beatles: Get Back,” the eagerly awaited new Disney+ documentary from Peter Jackson, aims to dispel persistent myths about the Fab Four’s breakup, offering a more positive take on their final months as a band. The three-part series finds John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in January 1969, preparing for…

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BTS nominated for Grammy Award for most effective pop group performance

by BERNAMA SEOUL – South Korean megastar BTS was nominated Tuesday for the best pop duo or group performance at the Grammy Awards for the second year in a row. The septet was nominated for the pop genre prize for their megahit “Butter,” in a virtual ceremony streamed live, reported Yonhap. The group, however, did…

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SYA, Def Jam’s taboo-breaking female Malaysian rapper

By AFP Wearing sunglasses and a tiger print dress as she raps into a mic, Malaysian hip-hop artist SYA calls for empowerment while taking a sledgehammer to stereotypes of Muslim women.  The first female signing for label Def Jam — the label behind superstars from Jay-Z and Rihanna to BTS and Justin Bieber — in…

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Nationalistic war film smashes Chinese box office records

by AFP BEIJING – A nationalistic blockbuster set during the Korean War has racked up hundreds of millions of dollars in ticket sales and become the highest-grossing film ever in China, according to box office data. “The Battle at Changjin Lake”, a chest-thumping war epic, is the latest entry in a new era of Chinese…

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YTM, Cendana transform Muzium Telekom into general public digital art space

by SHAFIQQUL ALIFF / pic by TMR Document YAYASAN Telekom Malaysia (YTM) is usually collaborating with the Cultural Market Development Company (Cendana) to transform Muzium Telekom into an engaging open public digital skill space through Travel Motion Through Time within Fine art In The City’s Inaugural KLWKND. Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul…

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