Thursday, December 12, 2013

Top 8 most famous Malaysians in the world...

(Pictures to follow soon)
While Malaysia is a relatively small country, the nation has produced its fine share of well-known and talented people. They are leaders in their own fields, ranging from the arts to entertainment to sports. They have inspired many young Malaysians to achieve the status and success they have already gained. Here is a list of these inspiring Malaysians:

1)Dato’ Michelle Yeoh

In the world of entertainment, Dato’ Michelle Yeoh is definitely Malaysia’s most successful movie star. Her career began in Hong Kong when she starred alongside Jackie Chan in The Police Story 3, a critical and successful movie which was released in 1992.
Dato’ Michelle impressed Jackie so much that she is among the handful of stars that he would allow to do their own stunts.
Since then, she has appeared in both Hong Kong and Hollywood films.It is safe to say that appearing as a Bond girl in the James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies, alongside Pierce Brosnan elevated her status not only as an action star but it also proved she could take on Hollywood as well.
Notable movies she has appeared in includes the highly acclaimed Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Mummy 3 and Babylon A.D. Indeed an impressive list for a girl who hailed from the small town of Ipoh.
Dato’ Michelle has proved time and time again that she has the acting skills to take on dramatic roles and has broken the stereotype that Asians are limited to only action roles.

2)Dato’ Jimmy Choo, OBE

When you have a theme song and that song was recorded by Ashanti, you know you have made it.
When people like Jay-Z and Lil’ Kim mentions your name too, there is definitely something right in what you are doing.
Jimmy Choo is not your ordinary shoemaker. His name is synonymous with luxury footwear and women all around the world would do just about anything to own a pair designed by him.He was born in Penang to a shoemaker and at the age of 11 years old, he had already crafted his very first shoe.
He went to London to study and in 1983, he graduated from the London College of Fashion.
Three years later, he opened his shoe shop in Hackney. His designs quickly established himself as an up-and-coming shoe designer and when British Vogue expressed desire to feature him in their publication, his career as a shoe designer took off. The magazine gave him a record 8-page spread where he featured his collection and from then on, Jimmy Choos have become the sought-after footwear of the rich and famous.
From ordinary people to celebrities and even royalty, people from all walks of life desire a pair of Jimmy Choos.
Even the late Princess Diana was a loyal client of his.
In the fashion world, there is definitely no Malaysian who can compare to Jimmy Choo. He is probably the most talked about Malaysian out there today.
The UK has even recognised his contributions to the fashion and shoe industry by conferring him an Order of the British Empire (OBE).

3)Ling Tan

The name and face may not be familiar to you but Ling Tan has indeed made it big in the world of international modelling.
Ling has an Asian face desired by many big brands and agencies. She first appeared in a relatively small fashion show before a commercial with Tiger Beer provided her with some success in the local market.
She then went to New York and was quickly snapped up by one of the most famous modelling agencies in the world, IMG.Name a designer and most probably Ling would have already worked with them.
Just to give you an idea, Ling has worked with Donna Karen, Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino and Jean Paul Gaultier, all of which need no introduction. On the other hands are names less familiar such as Richard Avedon, Mario Testino and Patrick Demarchlier but these are geniuses in the world of photography that have worked with Ling.
Besides doing runways and photo shoots, Ling has also been featured in reputable fashion publications such as Elle and Vogue, appeared in an episode of Sex and the City as herself as well as the George Michael’s music video “Fast Love”.

4)Sheila Majid

Over the past two decades, Sheila Majid has been slowly but surely dominating the international market.
The country’s premier diva was the first ever Malaysian to successfully penetrate the Indonesian market and in 1986, she won the Indonesian BASF award in the category of Best Female Artist, a truly remarkable accomplishment as the award was never won by a non-Indonesian before.
Besides Indonesia, Sheila Majid also has a strong following in Japan and still remains the only Malaysian recording artist to do so.
She has been given the nickname the Queen of Jazz and has collaborated with some of the world’s best musicians, including the Japanese violinist Aska Koneko and the American bassist Nathan East.
In 1996, she performed a sold out concert at the Royalty Theatre in London’s West End and later the same year, she returned to perform at the jazz Mecca of music where Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder had once performed too.

5)Nicol David

Dato’ Nicole David is a professional female squash player who is currently ranked no.1 in the world.
She is the first Asian female to hold this title and has won a record of 6 World Championship titles in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. She has also added the British Open title to her cap for 3 times in 2005, 2006 and 2006.
Nicol has also been honored with the Order of Merit (Darjah Bakti) in conjunction with Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin’s birthday.
She was the first ever recipient of this title which was established way back in 1975.
In 2004, Nicol was invited to carry Malaysia’s Olympic torch during the build-up to the games in Athens and also in the same year, she was appointed as the UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Malaysia.
Nicol is definitely a sports icon and inspires many young Malaysians to achieve the success she has achieved thus far.

6)Lee Chong Wei

Lee’s career as a badminton player began when he was discovered by Misbun Sidek, a former national badminton player turn coach.
At the young age of 17, he was drafted into the national squad. Lee is a professional badminton player and was the first ever Malaysian to reach the finals of the men’s singles category in the 1996 Olympic games, being the first to end the medal drought since then.
The achievement in the Olympic Games earned him the title of Datuk where the Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak, described Lee as a national hero.
Lee also has other accolades other badminton players yearn for – two All-England championships titles.

7)Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza

In terms of star power, no one can take that title away from Dato’ Siti. She started her career by joining the reality singing competition, RTM Juara Bintang, where she won the title in 1995 at the age of 16. Aside from making waves on home ground, her talent has taken her to other countries where she continues to awe and inspire.
She held a very successful solo concert in 2005 in London at the Royal Albert Hall where the media dubbed her as the Celine Dion of Asia.

8)Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

He takes the coveted title as being the first Malaysian to go into outer space but that’s not all. He was the first Muslim to observe Ramadhan while in space.
The historical journey took place on October 10th 2007 where he blasted off with two other astronauts from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station.
During his nine days on the space station, he performed various scientific tests and experiments.
Upon his return to earth, he has participated in space research programs and organized various motivational talks with the intention to relay to the younger generation that working towards your dreams do make it come true.   

The History of Malaysia.

There is not much archaeological evidence or written records about ancient Malaysia.
It is known that around 2500 BC a group of people-mostly farmers-migrated to Malaysia from China. These people came to be known as Proto Malays. 
At around 100 BC, sailors from India reached Malaysia in the search of a place called Savarnadvipa-the Land of Gold.
From that point onwards an ever-growing stream of Indian traders arrived in search of gold, aromatic wood, and spices.
Indian migration introduced Hinduism, Buddhism, and other elements of Indian culture in Malaysia. Local kings, who sent emissaries to the Indian subcontinent, were impressed by the efficiency of the Hindu courts, and soon began to refer to themselves as "rajahs." They integrated what they considered the best Indian governmental traditions with the existing structure.
Today, the most conspicuous example of the early Indian influence is in the Malay wedding ceremony, which is very similar that of the subcontinent. Until the 15th century, neighboring kingdoms in Cambodia and Indonesia largely overshadowed the Hindu kingdoms of peninsular Malaysia.
The strongest of these kingdoms was called Srivijaya and it was lauded as the best trading port in the region. It was the first great maritime kingdom in the Malay Archipelago, and other portsquickly emulated its success.
At some time around the 13th century, as other entrepots emerged, Srivijaya's influence declined. The lack of a strong central power, coupled with the ever-present nuisance of pirates, amplified the need for secure, well-equipped port in the region.
This need gave rise to the city of Malacca. Malacca was founded in 1400 by a fleeing Palembang prince named Parameswara. Its rise from a village of royal refugees to a wealthy kingdom was swift. Perfectly located for trade, within 50 years it was the most influential port and trading center in Southeast Asia.
With these traders came Islam, and Malacca's rulers now referred to themselves as "sultans."
Malacca established a kind of regional "navy" that policed the local waters and escorted friendly vessels. With the success and power it enjoyed, Malacca came to control the entire west coast of the Malay Peninsula, the kingdom of Pahang, and much of Sumatra. 
In 1511, a Portuguese fleet led by Alfonso de Albuquerque sailed into Malacca's harbor and captured the city. The Portuguese constructed a massive fort in Malacca-A Famosa-which the Dutch captured in 1641.
This gave the Dutch an almost exclusive control over the spice trade until 1785, when the British East India Company convinced the Sultan of Kedah to allow them to build a fort on the island of Penang.
While the European powers fought among themselves, the local Malay sultanates continued with their own affairs. After Malacca was captured, Johor and later on Perak became the new Muslim trading centers. 
In the late 1860's, a number of Malay kingdoms began fighting each other for control of the throne of Perak, causing enough of a disturbance in the region to inspire Britain to intervene and essentially force the Malay rulers to sign a peace treaty known as the Pangkor Agreement in 1874.
The treaty gave Britain a much greater role in the region and monopoly on the vast amount of tin being mined in the peninsula. 
Britain ruled over what was then called Malaya until the Japanese invaded and ousted them in 1942. During this time, large numbers of Chinese fled to the jungle and established an armed resistance, which, after war's end, would become the basis for an infamous communist insurgency.
In 1945, when World War II ended, Britain resumed control again, but Malaya's independence movement had matured and organized itself in an alliance under Tunku Abdul Rahman.
Malaya finally achieved independence in 1957 and Tunku became the first prime minister of Malaya.
The British colonies of Singapore, Sarawak, and Sabah (called North Borneo) joined the Federation to form Malaysia on September 16, 1963.
Singapore withdrew from the Federation on August 9, 1965, and became an independent republic.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Top 3 viral parody videos from Malaysia

Enjoy these.. I did.. they are funny and pretty cool actually...Thanks from the awesome Ean and Jinny boy from Hitz FM Malaysia.....

Must see... I swear you will not regret it!!

1. Atuk (Havoc)

2. Ylvis - "The Fox" Parody (The Drama)


Top 10 Malaysian hottest actresses as of now...(unofficial)

10) Lisa Surihani binti Mohamed (born March 23, 1986 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is a local Malaysian actress. Lisa graduated in law from Help University College and Aberystwyth University in Wales, United Kingdom. Her first television appearance was in Gergasi in TV1 and later Ayah Kami. She first acted in films 'Goodbye Boys' and recently Sekali Lagi with Malaysian actor Shaheizy Sam. She was given the Best Actress award at the 23rd Malaysian Film Festival.
9) Nora Danish Mohd Hanif born March 7, 1982, commonly known as Nora Danish, is a Malaysian-born actress, model and television host. She was born in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. She was educated at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Convent in Kajang where she graduated with SPM. She then pursued her modelling career. She has once modelled for Clearasil CF. From there, she became an actress. She is popular for her leading role as Puteri in the popular drama sitcom, Puteri, on TV3. She has acted in several drama series and movies. The current movie which she acted in with Farid Kamil is called Cuti Cuti Cinta, a new romantic movie by Ahmad Idham. The movie is now in theaters. She has acted with Awal Ashaari, Beego, Kanchana Dewi, Intan Ladyana, Farid Kamil and many more.
8) Belinda Chee (徐慧华) born May 17, 1982 is a Malaysian-born TV Host/ Actress/ Emcee/ Model/ Voiceover Talent. At a young age, growing up in Kuching, Sarawak, Belinda loved performing on stage. Speech competitions, school plays and even singing contests - she was up for anything. Her interest soon shifted to the sporting arena when she was 8 years old - that was when she discovered her love for swimming. She swam competitively, representing Sarawak and Malaysia, for about 8 years before retiring from competitive swimming to concentrate on her studies. 
7) Nur Fazura Sharifuddin (born September 27, 1983) is a Malaysian actress, TV Host and VJ. She began her career in Malaysian entertainment industry in hosting a television show and several minor acting roles. She was the host of a television show called Teens World. In 2004, she launched her film career with playing the leading role in Bicara Hati which became her breakout role and earned her an award nomination. Later in 2005, she starred as the bubbly-energetic lead character in the film Gol & Gincu. Fazura is considered as one of the most stylish actress and celebrity in Malaysia according to many entertainment and fashion magazines and frequently appears in these magazine's "Stylish" and "Hot" lists. Up to 2010, she has done 10 featured films and countless hit TV series and dramas as well as hosting a numbers of television program.  
6) Maya Karin Roelcke (born on October 29, 1979) is a Malaysian actress, television personality, and singer. Commonly known as Maya Karin, she is largely known for her roles in supernatural horror and thriller films. 
5) Julie Woon is a multi talented actress, model, emcee & host and you can catch her on 8TV Quickie, Astro, Star World, ESPN and ntv7. Feisty & playful during the MH Woman photo shoot, Julie spills her secrets to Men’s Health on what makes her swoon!
4) Juliana Sophie Johari Evans born July 5, 1989 is a Malaysian actress, model and Television personality. She was born in Shah Alam, Selangor and the youngest of 3 siblings. She's Eurasian. 
3) Daphne Eleanor Iking is a Malaysian television personality, an emcee and an occasional actress. Iking was born in Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia to a nurse, and local politician Mozes Iking who are both native Kadazan-Dusun. She is the second eldest amongst four siblings. Her family temporarily moved to Kent, England so that her father could further his studies. After about four years of age, she spent the rest of her childhood in Penampang, Sabah. She completed a masters in Communications in Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, after a degree in broadcasting at the same university by 2002.
2) Hannah Tan (born October 25, 1981 in Penang), also known as Hannah T or Hannah Sarah Tan, is a 1 Malaysian singer-songwriter, actress, model and television personality. She is half-Chinese and half-Kelabit.
1) Carmen Soo Wai Mun (simplified Chinese: 苏慧敏; traditional Chinese: 蘇慧敏; pinyin: Su Huimin) is a Malaysian Chinese model and actress. Born and raised in Malaysia of Chinese descent, she currently resides in Petaling Jaya, Selangor with her family. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management and can speak fluent Malay, Mandarin and English while also learning Tagalog to help her television acting career in the Philippines. She was part owner of a boutique named 'Kushi' located in Bangsar. 

2013 Official Top 10 Richest man in Malaysia

Number 10 with a Net Worth of RM3.95 Billion

Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian – KL Kepong Berhad (KLK)
tan sri lee

Number 9 with a Net Worth of RM4.18 Billion

Tan Sri Azman Hashim – AmBank Group
tan sri azman hashim

Number 8 with a Net Worth of RM9.14 Billion

Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar al Bukhary – DRB Hicom & Yayasan Al-Bukhary
syed bukhary

Number 7 with a Net Worth of RM9.75 Billion

Tan Sri Dr. Yeoh Tiong Lay – YTL Corporation
tan sri yeoh

Number 6 with a Net Worth of RM10.42 Billion

Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan – Hond Leong Bank
tan sri quek hong leong

Number 5 with a Net Worth of RM14.17 Billion

Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay – Genting Group
tan sri lim kok thay genting

Number 4 with a Net Worth of RM14.68 Billion

Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng – IOI Group
tan sri lee shin cheng

Number 3 with a Net Worth of RM15.10 Billion

Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow – Public Bank
tan sri teh hong piow

Number 2 with a Net Worth of RM29.4 Billion

Robert Kuok (Kuok Group)
robert kuok

Number 1 and the richest man in Malaysia with a Net Worth of RM30.56 Billion

Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan – Usaha Tegas, Maxis & Astro
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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Air Asia's Box of Memories contest (13 Nov - 20 Dec)

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Hamley's toystore in Selangor, Malaysia

Hamley’s in London was supposedly the world’s largest, oldest and finest toy store until Toy R’ Us opened their big one in Times Square New York.
Anyway, I ‘ve been to the one in London before.. 10 years ago.. and it was huge.. it was mesmerizing.. and fascinating…7 floors filled with all toys imaginable…
Hamley’s finally opened their first toy store here in Malaysia.. at the One Utama mall. Well.. it’s not as humongous as the one in London.. in comparison, this would be tiny… but it’s nice….
This is the main entrance.. itnis on the 1st floor of the New Wing of One Utama.
Pick a bag before you start shopping…. huge red bags are for you to use to shop around the shop…
Wow… look at the toys. My little daughter couldn’t contain her excitement when she saw all these…
Adorable Hamley’s inhouse brand bears….
The rows and rows of Barbies….
This little fella was going on a special.. if you purchase more then RM80, you could bring him home for about RM40.. (I think)
Gorgeous dolls…specially for Hamley’s toy store…
Little daughter got her way and got herself something….. so she is all smiles
“Lookie. I got something from Hamley’s. …”
They got little play areas for toddlers to kiddies of all ages to try out or play….
My verdict.. pretty awesome.. and little daughter is already planning her next trip here hopefully with her BFF….. sigh….