Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kuala Lumpur City Day Run 2009

~ Date: Sunday, 22nd February 2009
~ Time: 7.30am
~ Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
~ Distance: 10km, 7km, 5km & 3km
~ For more details, please download the entry form now!
with courtesy from Naz/Haris


Date : 29/1/2009
Distance : unknown
Timing : 28:51
Venue : BLM

World Vision Child Sponsorship

World Vision is on a mission to find sponsors for 3,000 children in 3 months.

Joining us in this mission are celebrities Lee Sinje, Francissca Peter, Danell Lee, Deborah Priya Henry, Roshan, Royce Tan and Siow Hui Mei. They have pledged to spread the word amongst their circles of influence. You can make a difference too!

Lee Sinje has visited World Vision projects in Kenya and Mongolia, and seen how children’s lives are being changed. Come listen to this celebrity child sponsor’s heartfelt sharing, and bring a friend to this meaningful event!

Date: Saturday, 7th Feb 2009
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Lecture Hall 2,
Wawasan Open University Main Campus,
54, Jln Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang
(Tel : 04 - 228 9323)
Hosts: Roshan (MixFM announcer) and Royce Tan (MYFM announcer)

Seats are limited, and are on a first come first served basis.
Call Ayn/Hsien Ling at 03-7880 6414
or email
to reserve a place by February 5th 2009.

Hope to see you there!

From all of us atWorld Vision Malaysia

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 Set To Take Off In June With The Aim Of Being Sustainable
RM 350,000 biggest ever cash prize for a marathon in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 20 January 2009 – The inaugural Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 is set to place Malaysia on the global map of marathons by being a sustainable event. Following in the footsteps of eight successful Standard Chartered Marathons spanning four continents, the Race offers the biggest prize money ever for a marathon in Malaysia (RM 350,000) with a guaranteed prize pool for Malaysian runners.

Octagon, a division of CMGRP (M) Sdn. Bhd and Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad officially launched Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009, today. The launch was officiated by the Minister of Youth and Sports, YB Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob. Endorsed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 is also sanctioned by the Malaysia Amateur Athletic Union (MAAU), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

YB Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri said in his speech,

“Our vision at the Ministry of Youth and Sports is to develop an active, healthy and energetic community. Specifically, we aspire to realise this by making running an accessible sport for all to enjoy.

A world-class, international race such as the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 lends support to this goal by fostering the spirit of excellence not just among professional athletes but among all Malaysians, from the youngest to the oldest of them.”

Octagon who are specialists in sporting events worldwide, aims to attract 12,500 participants for what is expected to be the marathon of the year. Ivan Brixi, Managing Director for Octagon in Asia, elaborated,

“We aspire for this race to become a race for everyone – professional athletes, amateurs, families with children, corporate and NGO bodies and anyone who wants to be a part of something fun and inspirational.

We have every intention to make this Marathon a sustainable one – both by “greening” it and through the charity element. This means we will do our best to use recyclable materials where possible for the runners’ giveaways and encourage KL to become a car-free zone for the day. Indeed we will do everything in our power to reduce the carbon footprint of this event.

The Race will start from Merdeka Square on 28 June 2009. The route for the marathon will showcase some of the capital’s most famous landmarks, making it an ideal attraction for tourists and out-of-towners.”

Julian Wynter, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad said,

“We are very excited to add KL to the Standard Chartered series of marathons. In all eight countries where we sponsor Marathons, each has created a real buzz amongst the marathon-running community globally and we know that Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be no exception.”

“Standard Chartered Marathons characterise the values and attitudes we believe in and live by every day – having a can-do attitude, the courage to try, and the stamina and determination to go the extra mile, no matter what. They also embody our Right Partner promise to our governments, our communities, and our people – to help our communities grow and prosper.”

Octagon’s goal is to establish the Standard Chartered KL Marathon as the best in the region and to ultimately achieve the Silver and Gold recognition from IAAF within the next 5 years.

Octagon proudly welcomes Standard Chartered Malaysia as the Title Sponsor and MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd as a Gold Sponsor in the Insurance category. More sponsors will be announced in the coming months.
For media enquiries, please contact:

Standard Chartered Malaysia
Karen R Yap, Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs +6 03 2781 7257 +6012 292 6780

For Octagon: Weber Shandwick Malaysia, at 03-7843 3100, or;
Alina Morais (017 323 3078 / 03 7843 3125)
Suninthini Ramalo (012 635 6351 / 03 7843 3131)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Why Run a Marathon?

An Interview with Dan Kiefer (source from Parkinson's Disease Foundation)
Dan Kiefer, a member of PDF’s People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC) and a long-time member of Team Parkinson, a group that raises money for PD research, is familiar with the challenges and rewards a marathon brings. Below, he shares reflections on distance running with PDF’s News & Review.

Q. Dan, thank you for chatting with News & Review! We would love to hear about your marathon experiences. Can you tell us a bit about the races you have completed?
A. I ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 2006. It was my first and, so far, only full marathon. I also ran half-marathons in 2004 and 2007, along with several 5k races. These races have been empowering experiences for me personally. I have used each race to raise money, through Team Parkinson, for PD-related research.

Q. What inspired you to start? Were you always a runner?
A. I’ve always loved exercise — I played golf and skied and I was a recreational runner — but before I was diagnosed with PD, I had never run more than eight miles. I first became involved in distance running through John Ball and Team Parkinson. John has run many marathons and lived with PD for over 25 years. I owe a lot to the encouragement I received from him and his wife, Edna.

Q. Marathons and half-marathons are challenging for people with and without PD. Can you explain the benefits of running in general and of longer races?
A. First, running has so many physical benefits. Since my PD can make it difficult for me to stay still, I find that when I am running, my symptoms actually improve. In my opinion, running is also the best antidepressant. Marathons and half-marathons give a great sense of accomplishment. It is a good feeling to not allow PD to limit what I can do. It was also wonderful to have so much support on the course — to run by cheering friends, family and team members.

Q. Can you tell us about the challenges you experienced during the marathon, and any that are specific to being a marathoner with PD?
A. Marathoners always talk about ‘hitting the wall’ and I certainly did, around mile 18. The last eight miles were particularly painful. In terms of PD, I have to be very careful in the timing of my medications, and invariably, at some point, I experience PD symptoms and have to medicate. I carry some of my meds with me on the course. In my everyday life, I basically can’t move in the morning until my pills begin to work, and I experience “wearing off” intermittently.

Q. How do you feel about being a person with PD in a marathon, where most runners may not face the same obstacles that you do?
A. Proud! I think that when people with PD run a marathon, it raises awareness of PD and among many people, reminds them that not everyone with PD is limited to a wheelchair or to certain activities. I am open about what I have and proud of the things that I can do to defy it, or despite it.

Q. How has your life changed since you began running?
A. Running these races has taught me to be a lot less self-conscious about my PD and how it affects my gait. Before I started running, I didn’t want anybody to notice my symptoms. I wouldn’t tell anyone that I had PD and I tried to hide it. The marathon and half-marathon races and training runs helped change that. I also feel very good about the money I’ve raised to help fund Parkinson’s research.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Date : 26/1/09
Distance : Unknown
Timing : 51:42
Venue : Bandar Laguna Merbok


Date : 25/1/2009
Distance : T.B.A
Time : 34:56
Venue : Taman Ria Jaya

Friday, January 23, 2009

Gong Xi Fa Cai

A Very Happy And Prosperous Chinese New Year Of OX
May This New Year Bring You ...
Good Health,
Good Luck,
Good Fortune,
Abundant Wealth,
Perpetual Peace and Harmony,
Lots of Laughter and Joy,

Kong Xi .. Kong Xi
Gong Xi Fa Cai
Kong Hei Fatt Choi
Keong Hee Huat Chai

Thursday, January 22, 2009


with courtesy from Tey

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 (Bernama) -- The inaugural Standard Chartered KL Marathon, one of eight international series, is set to become the biggest marathon event in Malaysia with an expected 12,500 participants.
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said with RM300,000 prize money guaranteed for top Malaysian finishers, the target would be achievable.

"An international race such as the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009, will develop an active, healthy and energetic lifestyle among Malaysians as well as foster the spirit of excellence among professional athletes and ordinary citizens from all walks of life," he said adding that participation would be open to all ages.

The marathon's event organiser, Octagon Asia Managing Director, Ivan Brixi said Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) would be the flag off and finishing point for the marathon scheduled on June 28.

He said the route would be decided later, but disclosed that participants are set to run pass several famous tourism landmarks in and around Kuala Lumpur.

"Octagon's goal is to establish the Standard Chartered KL Marathon as the best in the region and to ultimately achieve the silver and gold status recognition from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)," he said.

Meanwhile, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, managing director and chief executive officer Julian Wyner said KL Marathon is one of eight marathon series sponsored by the bank, worldwide.

"We are very excited to add Kuala Lumpur to the Standard Chartered series of marathons. In all eight countries where we sponsor marathon events, each has created a real buzz among the marathon-running community globally. We know that KL Marathon will be no exception," he said.

The marathon is endorsed by the Youth and Sports Ministry and sanctioned by the Malaysia Amateur Athletic Union (MAAU), IAAF, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Date : 18/1/2009
Distance : 20K
Timing : 2:15:07
Venue : GE20K

Friday, January 16, 2009

聯邦州際公路 車速減10公里



Date : 15/1/2009
Distance : 3 Laps
Timing : 27:32
Venue : DJ

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Date : 14/1/2009
Distance : 3 Laps
Timing : 30:42
Venue : DJ

Adidas Pre-Lunar New Year Factory Outlet Sales - Singapore

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Berlys Chocolates Sales


Date : 12/1/2009
Distance : 3 Laps
Timing : 34:39
Venue : DJ

Monday, January 12, 2009


This year event PowerBar is setting up a breakfast station for all participants.

They will be providing a half bar of the Performance Bar an hour before the race start.

Not to miss out the OFFER do check out at the PowerBar breakfast station.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Date : 11/1/2009
Distance : 6laps
Timing : 57:26
Venue : TTP

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wines Warehouse Sales

The Heartstringers Charity walk

THE Heartstringers Charity Walk will be held on Jan 17 in Taman Tasik Permaisuri, KL. The Heartstringers is a pioneer charity project by the undergraduates of the Fourth Residential College of Universiti Malaya.

The project is organised in line with the United Nations Children’s Education Fund’s (Unicef) Schools for Africa Campaign, which aims to collect funds to build a school and carry out teaching programmes in Angola, Africa.

Entry fee is RM10 for adults and RM5 for students (aged seven to 17).
Submission deadline is Jan 12.

For registration and details, contact
012-580 5556(Mazuin)/
012-743 2516 (Hafiz)/ or


Date : 09/01/09
Distance : 3 laps
Timing : 31:59
Venue : DJ

Friday, January 9, 2009

KLIM loses title sponsor

AMBANK Group will not be part of the Kuala Lumpur International Marathon (KLIM) this year.
AmBank Group, with its annual contribution of RM400,000, had been the title sponsors of the KLIM since 2004. Besides the sponsorship, AmBank Group had also initiated a series of programmes, including a three-leg running circuit, to promote the KLIM.
The KLIM, organised by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association (FTAAA), had gained international recognition and was included in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) calendar.

However, the DBKL had informed the financial institution that they were looking at other sponsors for the 2009 edition of KLIM.
AmBank Group public affairs director Syed Anuar Syed Ali confirmed that they had received a letter from the DBKL regarding the KLIM.
“The letter stated that they had a new sponsor and would like to thank AmBank Group for the support rendered since 2004. For the past four years, as the sponsors, we have played a part in the promotion of marathon in Malaysia.
“We wish the DBKL and FTAAA all the best in organising the KLIM,’’ said Syed Anuar.
However FTAAA are still waiting for the DBKL to confirm the date for the 2009 KLIM.
FTAAA secretary S. Vegiyathuman said they had tentatively scheduled the KLIM for Feb 22.
“The date is not far away and we have yet to receive any feedback from KL City Hall. We have to work fast as we have to start the promotions,’’ said Vegiyathuman.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tenji Japanese Buffet Restaurant @ Solaris Mont' Kiara

Tenji Japanese Buffet Restaurant
was opened only a week ago and currently running a promo lunch which is priced at RM29.90++ for 1st hour, additional RM10 for the subsequent hour or RM49.90 ++ for the entire lunch session; meaning from 11.30 a.m. till 4.00 p.m.

Tenji Japanese Buffet Restaurant is located at:
Lot L-01-01, SohoKL,
Solaris Mont ' Kiara2 Jalan Solaris,
5o480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 1700-80-1818
Operation Hours:
Lunch 11.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. RM77++
Dinner 5.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. RM88++
Supper 10.00 p.m. - 2.30 a.m. RM88++
Weekend & Public Holiday :
Lunch 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. RM77++
Dinner 5.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. RM88++
Supper 10.00 p.m. - 2.30 a.m. RM88++

with courtesy from:

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Date : 4/1/2009
Distance : 3 laps (I)
Time : 26:49
Venue : BTP

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Date : 01/01/2009
Distance : 3 Laps
Venue : BTP
Time : 21:51mins

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