Friday, August 24, 2012

SHORT+SWEET FESTIVAL 2012 (5th Sept – 28th Oct)

Short+Sweet is the biggest short play festival in the world. First produced at the Newtown Theatre in Sydney, Australia in 2002. This year happening in Kuala Lumpur AND Penang with a BRAND NEW category: STAND-UP COMEDY! The Festival will mark its 5th year in two most prestigious theatre establishment in the country, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre –klpac and Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac). The Festival is a hub to showcase aspiring talents in a highly creative, collaborative and professional environment. This innovative and fresh theatre festival will feature ten-minute musical, dance, theatre and COMEDY that showcase the best of established and emerging composers, lyricists, musical directors, writers, directors, actors, choreographers and dancers. Short+Sweet 2012 Malaysia will feature 10 minute plays in any language, 10 minutes choreography pieces; 10 minutes musical theatre AND 10 minutes COMEDY! The Gala Night will conclude each festival. As this is also a competition, all the teams will be judged by invited judges and by YOU! So, still wanna give S+S Festival a miss?


S+S Categories Penang Dates/Time Prize Giving
Dance (Penang) 5th – 8th Sept @ 8.30pm 8th Sept
Theatre (Penang) 12th – 15th Sept @ 8.30pm 15th Sept
S+S Categories Kuala Lumpur Dates/Time Prize Giving
Comedy (KL) 19 – 22 Sept @ 8.30pm 22 Sept @ 8.30pm
Musical (KL) 26– 29 Sept @ 8.30pm 29 Sept @ 8.30pm
Dance Week 1 (KL) 3 – 6 Oct @ 8.30pm
Dance Week 2 (KL) 10– 13 Oct @ 8.30pm 14 Oct GALA @ 8.30pm
Theatre Week 1 (KL) 17– 20 Oct@ 8.30pm
Theatre Week 2 (KL) 24– 27 Oct @ 8.30pm 28 Oct GALA @ 8.30pm

VENUE           :
Penang: Stage 2, Performing Arts Centre of Penang
KL: Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

RM28 (Adult); RM23 (students, disabled, senior citizens & TAS card members)

RM43 (Adult), RM38 (students, disabled, senior citizens & TAS card members)

Festival Package COMBO: Buy 4 tickets and Save!!! Pick your dates early. (Not applicable for GALA Nights)
RM92 Adult (for 4 tickets, any combination of S+S Category / Save RM20 (Applicable to one person per receipt)
RM76 TAS Card Members (for 4 tickets, any combination / Save RM16 (Applicable to one person per receipt)

School Booking
With every booking of 10 tickets, 1 complimentary ticket will be provided for the chaperone teacher. Please contact Joanna at 603- 40479000 or email


Call or Walk-in:
klpac @ Sentul Park (+603-40479000)
The Actors Studio @ Lot 10 (+603-21422009 / 21432009)
Walk-in Only  : ILasso Tickets @ A606 Block A, Phileo Damansara II, PJ +603-79576088
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AFO RADIO OFFICIAL ONLINE RADIO STATION the website and online radio began net-casting in July 2010 and in 2011 it won the Digi WOW Awards for the Best Internet For All Ideas Category.  Encapsulating the best in entertainment, listeners also tune in to weekly programs on urban music via ‘The Crib Show’, motor vehicle updates on ‘Carz’, women’s lifestyle on ‘Mag-Net’, a countdown show on ‘Top 20 with K’Sha’ and ‘Dudes INC’ for the latest in movies & album launches.  Recently, it created a segment on Performing Arts that airs every Thursdays. is accessible 24 hours via home PCs, laptops, iPads, ‘Android Market’ and ‘App Store’ mobile applications.

Asia Media Sdn Bhd, wholly owned by Asia Media Group Berhad, is Malaysia’s leading, digital out-of-home Transit TV company. We are a media provider, offering high-quality infotainment and targeted advertising through the use of digital electronic displays installed in various outdoor premises. Recognised as the ‘Largest Transit-TV Network’ in Malaysia, as awarded by The Malaysia Book of Records. Asia Media has 3,993 LCD screens installed in 1,800 buses travelling in the market centric hubs of Klang Valley and Johor Bahru.

Australia maintains some 80 diplomatic missions, which include Australian Embassy, Consulates and High Commissions, in foreign countries around the world to represent the interests of the Commonwealth of Australia. The Australian Embassy has many functions, but in brief an Australian Embassy is responsible for the peaceful advancement of Australia’s interests abroad. In this regard, an ambassador in an Australian Embassy and their staff may deal with a range of matters including politics, economics, commerce, trade and investment, culture, defense, and development co-operation.

The BMCC is KL’s No.1 networking chamber with 350 top member companies with an outreach of over 75,000 employees. Since 1964 the BMCC has been a catalyst in providing businesses in Malaysia with support, networking, knowledge exchange and bilateral trading assistance.  British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) help to promote and foster trade, services and investment between Britain and Malaysia and we provide a platform for the interchange of business views and experiences. The BMCC also works beyond the country. Our members enjoy regional benefits, as BMCC is part of an elite group of British Chambers in South East Asia named BiSEA, the collaboration allows our members to enjoy the similar Chamber benefits in 7 other countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Singapore.
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Some might be surprised but Australian wines commands the biggest sales in Malaysia.  The forward fruity style of Australian wines tends to agree with our palate and our love for strong flavoured foods.  Cave & Cellar is privileged to represent Accolade Wines Australia (previously known as The Hardy Wine Company).  They are one of the largest suppliers of quality wines in Australia with around 25% of the Australian wine market.  The company has one of the broadest and most comprehensive portfolios with vineyards and wineries in all the major wine-producing regions including such iconic brands as: Hardys, Houghton, Moondah Brook, Leasingham, Stonehaven, Banrock Station, Chateau Reynella, Yarra Burn and Bay of Fires.
We do represent wines from other countries as well.  While they may not be as big a brand as Hardys but we have developed as very good relationship with them through the years and we regard them as very important suppliers to us as well.  Some of the brands we represent are; Delheim, Hill & Dale and Stellenzicht from South Africa; Giesen and Marlborough Ridge from New Zealand; Vina Morande and Veramonte from Chile; Chakana and Aberdeen Angus from Argetina; Whistler Ice Wine from Canada; Fiee des Lois, boutique Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley wines and Lanson Champagne from France; Invinovini srl and Ceralti from Italy; Cvne from Spain, Ravenswood from California and Offley Port from Portugal. We too represent other beverage like Gaymers cider from U.K.

Established in 1972, Club 221 is Asia's leading purveyor of luxury fashion. our 3, 800 employees across four continents are experienced in wholesale distribution, sourcing, brand guardianship and vertical retail. Over the last four decades, Club 21 has managed over 250 brands across nearly 400 stores in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Our intimate knowledge of local consumer markets, relationship with customers, retail expertise and full vertical capabilities make Club 21 a much sought-after partner in new business opportunities. Partnership underpins all our business relationships. In each case, we work with partners to grow markets while protecting the DNA of their brands.
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The Malaysian youth of today have the talent and the capacity to influence their communities and shape the direction of this country. Our strength in diversity – in our different ethnicities, our skills and our numerous interests – makes us a potent force. Dana Belia 1Malaysia is a platform for young people to channel their talent and energy towards promoting youth development in this country. It offers youth an opportunity to realise their dreams, building upon what Malaysia had come to symbolise: a country where people of all creed and colour call home and prosper together as one people.

Esquire Malaysia has redefined life for men in Malaysia. A magazine, iPad and Android App, website, social media channels, and a series of live events make Esquire Malaysia the ultimate guide for successful individuals who want to live life as Man At His Best.

Established in 2005 by Fiona Lim, FIFOTO is comprised of a team of vibrant, creative photographers and videographers, all with a passion for the art. With both local and international clients that include Kimberly Clark, FJ Benjamin, TSH Ekowood, Piaget, TBWA, Focus Point, Chaswood Resources, Milk PR, Pernod Ricard, Avilion Resort Group, Heineken, Club 21 and Sincere Watches, FIFOTO has established itself as one of the trendiest photography studios in the Malaysian photography industry covering events, portraits, weddings and commercial work. In the area of architecture and interior photography, FIFOTO’s work has been featured in both local and international interior design magazines such as Habitus and D+A.
Recognized as “Female Photographer of the Year” two years running by Weddings & Portraits Photographer Malaysia (WPPM) in 2010 and 2011, Fiona is a celebrated photographer in the industry and her art can be found in numerous collaborative works including Absolut Vodka and Heineken Green Room. Fiona’s long-standing accomplishments have also been recognized by Raymond Weil, Olay, Tiger and JUICE. She is currently the brand Ambassador for Metz Flash and President of WPPM.
Having recently moved into a new studio and partnering with a team of creative young talents, the FIFOTO team is now focusing their energy on commercial work, studio portraits and expanding into videography

GameOn is Malaysia’s leading video game e-store. Set up in 2008, GameOn has grown by leaps and bounds and is currently serving customers from all over Malaysia. GameOn operates mostly online via the company official website, e-mails and Facebook. The business is gaining momentum and volume in sales, fans as well as loyal customers.

Gorgeous Fitness was established in the year of 2010 by Founder Mr. James Lau and Mr. Calvin Hee. Located in the heart of Puchong, Bandar Puteri, Gorgeous Fitness is the first lifestyle concept fitness centre that instantly gives you a feeling of opulence and has been designed to offer the ultimate fitness experience and motivation to its members.
Gorgeous Fitness is the fastest growing fitness centre with the opening of its 2nd club at Southgate commercial centre Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin in July 2011. Providing a distinct look environment, we offer an extensive range of health and fitness program and fitted with high quality equipment, facilities and is the 1st fitness centre in Asia to offer RIP 60 class and programme.

KAKISENI ARTS ONLINE is Malaysia’s foremost arts platform, producing major arts events such as the annual BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, the Women 100 Festival and the Kakiseni Arts Exchange 2012. At Kakiseni, it’s about believing that good things should be shared. We are convinced more people should have access to the performing arts and we are certain that when people get together to have the same conversation, it makes for an enriching experience. Kakiseni seeks to engage artists in establishing Malaysia as a vibrant performing arts centre in Southeast Asia, and to facilitate forging links between regional artists and their peers across the globe.

The Malaysian Reserve is an all business daily (Monday-Friday)  first published on July 28th, 2007 in recognition of the fast moving and ever changing market environment. As a pro-business newspaper, it stresses on balanced reporting encompassing local and international news. The layout is uncluttered and designed to facilitate ease of reading.
The Malaysian Reserve is targeted at  senior and top management of organizations (the C-Suites) , businessmen, policymakers, investors and  high net worth individuals  who are significantly powerful within their sphere of influence. It is also  read by researchers, analysts and post graduate students.
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NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto™
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Designed and marketed in partnership with KRUPS, one of the leading manufacturers of high-end espresso machines, NESCAFÉ® Dolce GustoTM is striking in both function and design. Using a patented smart capsule technology that optimises the extraction pressure, the innovative technology offers coffee lovers the versatility to make that fine espresso as well as perfectly frothed milk within one easy-to-use, maintenance-free system. A variety of beverages are available include Espresso, Grande Intenso, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Mocha, Chococino, Cappuccino Ice and Chai Tea Latte, and exclusive on the online shop, Green Tea Latte and Lungo.
For more information and purchases online, please visit or the Twitter page at @DolceGustoMY

Palate Palette restaurant where our motto is love, laugh and live. Love. Maybe you noticed that we’re all about love – giving, receiving and sharing. Laugh. Laugh at us or laugh with us, the important thing is working those HAHA muscles. You’ll live longer, or at least be guaranteed a more enjoyable ride. Live. This is our truth. You and us: cooking, barbeque-ing, eating, mixing, drinking, chilling, painting, reading, screening, partying, fire-twirling. We hope to make your dining experience special with many more memories for the journey ahead.

This is a magazine published by Penang Institute, in response to the growing insight among Malaysians of their responsibility for the future of their country. It provides critical and reliable information for the concerned citizen and to inspire positive action among its readers. Penang Monthly stimulates discussion on significant issues that concern Penang and Malaysia. Each issue is backed by a socio-economic data section and studies present trends in the arts, industry, politics and economics for the benefit of decision-makers in government and the private sector. Not only do we highlight Penang’s importance as a generator of culture, education, industry and urban lifestyles, but also seek to capture, enhance, present and represent the positive dynamism of Malaysia and its people.

Great Taste at Best Prices for Every Occasion.

Time Out KL is your guide to better living. Since launching in April 2008, we’ve become the pre-eminent entertainment magazine in the city. No one captures the pulse of this town and puts that heartbeat in print and online like we do. And we’re trusted. We’re committed to editorial independence. We don’t take freebies and we always review anonymously- NO OTHER MAGAZINE IN KL CAN CLAIM THE HIGH STANDARDS OF JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY THAT WE DO- FACT.

At Time Out Penang, we preview, investigate and celebrate everything that’s hot and happening by tapping into Penang’s vast social spectrum of food, arts, bars, theatre, dance, film, spas, sport, fashion, nightlife, and music. Think of the mag in your hands, the website at your fingertips and the app on your phone as indispensible proof that we live in a rich, racy, unique metropolis and that Penang is a great state which deserves a great magazine and Time Out is it.

TNT Kickboxing was founded in 1999 to fill the void in the martial arts scene in Malaysia for full contact kickboxing as a sport and as an exercise activity. We have successfully developed a system that allows everyone access to the experience of kickboxing as a workout and we also want to introduce it in Malaysia as a credible, recognized and entertaining sporting activity. Believe it or not, 70% of our clientele are female who look to keep fit and toughen up. But that doesn’t mean the workout is easy for our male clientele! Beyond our workout classes, TNT sells Fight Gear (Boxing Gloves, Hand-wraps, Thai-pads, Focus Mitts), provides specialised Ladies Self Defence Courses and Kickboxing/Muay Thai Instructor Certification Courses.

Since Yamaha Music Foundation was established in 1966, it has generated a wide range of music activities throughout global society, including Yamaha music schools, and the Junior Original Concert. Strong commitment to promote and support music education and popularization is one of the most significant elements to distinguish Yamaha from its competitors.
Yamaha has endeavored to produce products and services that satisfy the diverse needs and desires of people worldwide. Its products and services are recognized the world over for superior quality in acoustics, design, technology, craftsmanship, and customer oriented services. These products and services under the brand name of Yamaha are highly regarded by a large number of professionals, institutions, business people within the related industries, and consumers.
Our corporate philosophies are embedded in our customer oriented management and operations; providing excellence in our products and services; continuous efforts to expand our existing market and create new markets; enhancement of research and development on a long range perspective; commitment to care for end users through providing even better service after sale; pursuit of further globalization of Yamaha’s business; fostering positive growth through diversification.
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A name synonymous with ‘A Thousand Miles’, Xenri denotes an intimate haven for gourmands who relish quality food with good wines in a comfortable modern Zen-inspired décor with attentive service. Xenri Group of Restaurants is a Malaysian-owned company. Xenri prides itself in offering patrons memorable gastronomy journeys featuring delectable medleys of textures, flavours and styles.
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A distinguished business hotel in the moderate price range, Vistana Hotel Kuala Lumpur is designed to cater to business travellers both local and international. An international-standard hotel which doesn’t come with international-standard prices, the hotel is consistent and immaculate in both its product offerings and level of service. Located within the city’s main business hub, the hotel grants easy access to the city’s major business centres such as Putra World Trade Centre and KLCC.

Zalora Malaysia – Fashion’s Latest Destination | Destinasi Fesyen Terkini | 最新时尚总站。
Online shopping has never been easier! Our huge collection of fashion and shoes from international and local brands will have you spoilt for choice. Ladies, select a dress from our top international brands like Betsey Johnson, BCBG, RELIGION. Or pick from Malaysia’s home-grown selection like Tom AbangSaufi, JendelaKL and Chic Yamada. Whether you’re dressing up or dressing down, look stylish for a special occasion or snag a casual outfit for hanging out with friends – we’ve got everything you need, and more!
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MARK CLEARY Founder S+S International
DATO’ FARIDAH MERICAN Festival Director + Executive Producer
JOE HASHAM OAM Artistic Director
About The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Opened in May 2005, klpac is Malaysia’s only fully-integrated performing arts centre. A non-profit organisation, it aims to nurture and develop the performing arts in Malaysia. Since opening, it has housed close to 400 performances, film screenings, art exhibitions and events. The klpac Academy conducts a wide range of courses and runs a crucial community outreach programme.
Other educational initiatives include the klpac Orchestra, a Theatre for Young People (T4YP) programme, an Artist in-Residence programme as well as an annual bursary called Datin Paduka Seri Endon Award for Performing Arts Excellence. klpac is the result of a partnership between The Actors Studio, YTL Corporation and Yayasan Budi Penyayang. Its sponsors for 2009 to 2011 period include HSBC in the Arts, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, JT International Berhad and Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Malaysia. For more information, please visit


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