5 Thai films you can watch for free this April!

5 Thai films you can watch for free this April!

5 Thai films U can watch for free this April!

Thai Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur: 20-26th April '17

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#1

A Gift

// COMEDY / DRAMA / ROMANCE
An intriguing romantic film, a four-director omnibus examining love in all its aspects. Using musical compositions by the late King of Thailand, three separate but related episodes, with titles drawn from the King’s compositions, are tied together by themes of love: romantic, familial, platonic and passionate. The film tells the story of 6 people who are trying to overcome challenges that life has thrown at them. The first episode features two people who are asked to act as a married ambassador couple at a scholarship award event despite not knowing each other. The second features a woman who quits her job to take care of her Alzheimer-ridden father who starts getting back his memories after she plays her mother`s favorite song on the piano. The final episode looks at a retired rocker who now works as a financial analyst, but is invited to join an amateur band with his co-workers.

#2

One Day

// DRAMA / ROMANCE
Denchai is a geeky 30-year-old IT officer whose existence is only acknowledged when his colleagues, who often forget his name, need tech support. His world is flipped upside down when he goes to fix a printer for a new girl in the marketing department named Nui. She gets his name correct, making him feel valued once again and from that moment, Denchai falls head over heels for Nui, but only admires her secretly from afar, since he knows that Nui is out of his league.
Things take a strange turn while they are on a company outing in Hokkaido. Denchai makes a wish at the resort’s landmark Lucky ‘N Love Bell for Nui to be his girl for just one day. He may get his chance after she suffers an accident and is diagnosed with TGA, a rare temporary memory loss disorder which lasts for just one day. Denchai decides to tell Nui a lie: he is her boyfriend and they had plans to travel around Hokkaido together. Ethics aside, will Denchai get his dream girl, if only for just one day?

#3

Take Me Home

// HORROR
After losing his memory from an accident, Tan tried to find his identity. Eventually, he found something and led him back to his home sweet home. The more he knows them, the more he learns to fear of their secrets of his so-called family.

#4

The Crown

// DRAMA
A father, Satta, (Ekkachai Srivichai), who is almost blind, is a Manora dancer and leader. He gives high respect to the Manora crown. When he has to pass on his practices, he has serious arguments with his son, Sing, as he prefers guitar to Manora art and doesn’t want to be involved in the family’s heritage. The movie is directed by Ekkachai Srivichai who is a famous singer from the South of Thailand. His songs are often sad romances. His movie shows the great culture of Manora art and the Thai southern spirit deep rooted in the heart of the people.

#5

Mr Hurt

// COMEDY / DRAMA / ROMANCE
A perfect world champion tennis pro “Don Sri-Chang” (Sunny Suwanmethanont) who is an idol for everyone. He’s both lucky in game and lucky in love that his girlfriend is a superstar. Later, his girlfriend turned his marriage proposal down to date with a rock star. Don was left heartbroken. After having sunk into misery for months, his long-lost friend, “Dew” appears from nowhere and revives his paralyzed mind. Can this girl be the game changer in Don’s love life?

Free Ticket Redemption

Tickets to Thai Film Festival in Malaysia 2017 will be screened for FREE, courtesy of Royal Thai Embassy to Malaysia.

To redeem the free tickets, just present a printout or take a snapshot of any Thai Film Festival in Malaysia 2017 articles in any publication, online postings or GSC digital channels and you will be get two (2) complimentary tickets at GSC Pavilion KL, GSC Mid Valley or GSC 1Utama ticketing counters.

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K-drama in Winter Olympics!

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Lu Wei Hoong | 17 March 2017
Of late, “Goblin” has been the craze word among K-drama fans.

No, it isn’t the monstrous creature from European folklore, but a handsome and immortal character played by the charismatic Gong Yoo, known for his lead role in Train to Busan.

The character is from the South Korean drama “Gaurdian: The Lonely and Great God“, or simply referred to as “Goblin“, which has emerged as the second highest rated drama on Korean cable television.

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The drama, available on Kuala Lumpur-based streaming service iFlix, has also sent Malaysian K-drama fans into a frenzy.

The wildly popular and unorthodox drama features several iconic scenes which have driven tourists to flock to its filming sites.

Many of the iconic scenes were filmed in the South Korean province of Gangwon, where its city PyeongChang also happens to be hosting the Winter Olympics 2018.

One such location is Jumunjin breakwater located at 1609, Haeanro, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do.

In the romantic yet melancholic scene, the goblin who goes by the name Kim Shin, meets his destined bride for the first time, who is also fated to return him to ashes.

The beautiful Kim Go-eun plays the bride Ji Eun-tak, who is able to see ghosts.

Eun-tak was draped in a red scarf while holding a bouquet of buckwheat flower when she meets the goblin as the waves crash into the rocky platform they stood on.

Local merchants have started selling similar red scarves and flowers for a growing number of tourists visiting the site to reenact the scene.

Another iconic scene was filmed at Yongpyong Ski Resort, a 40 minutes drive away from the Juminjin beach.

The resort is located at 32-950, 715, Olympic-ro, Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do.

Featured in episode nine, Eun-tak who works at the resort rides, rides a cable car with the goblin.

The breathtaking scenery of the snowy mountain featured in the drama is equally is not more stunning when witnessed in person.

Stretching 7.4 kilometers, it is South Korea’s longest sightseeing cable car and takes some 20 minutes to ascend to Mount Balwangsan, which is 1,458 meters above sea level.

Below, snow sports enthusiast can be seen crisscrossing down the white slope past pine forests.

At the top, known as the Dragon Peak, are swiss-style chalets and South Korea’s first ski resort which opened in 1975.

The peak, which hosts ten giant wind turbines, offers a panoramic view of the region.

Coincidentally, Yongpyong resort was also the set for Winter Sonata, another hit series in 2002 which was also well-received in Malaysia.

Apart from Gangwon’s natural beauty being featured in dramas, the province also plays host to significant historical sites such as the Ojukheon House, located at Yulgok-ro 3139beon-gil, Gyeongpo-dong, Gangneung-si, Kangwon, Tel: +82-33-660-3301~3308.

The location was featured in the historical drama “Shin Saimdang: Memoirs of Colours“, currently being aired on Korean television.

The story follows the life of Shin, mother of a prominent 16th-century scholar Yulgok Yi.

Being a rare well-educated woman during the Joseon dynasty, Shin raised Yulgok into a scholar, who went on to become defense minister and foresaw the Japanese invasion of the Korean peninsular 100 years later.

Thriving for historical accuracy, the drama was set at Ojukheon House, the very place where Shin was born and lived some 500 years ago.

The well-preserved wooden structure, surrounded by pine trees and black bamboo, records the life of Shin and her son.

The site also gives a glimpse of the Joseon dynasty, with bank notes from that era on display as well as a bronze statue of Yulgok.

Shin on bank note

Yulgok Yi statue

Just a 10 minutes walk away is the Seongyojong House (Address: 63, Unjeong-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Tel: +82-33-648-5303), which was also featured in the historical drama.

Shin, played by Lee Young Ae, was said to have met her lover there.

The historical drama is Lee’s first debut in 14 years following her appearance in the hugely successful historical drama “A Jewel in the Palace“.

Lee is also the ambassador for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018.

This trip was sponsored by Gangwon-do Province and Korea Tourism Organisation

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First Competitive Gaming (eSports) Academy in Malaysia

First Competitive Gaming (eSports) Academy in Malaysia

First Competitive Gaming (eSports) Academy in Malaysia – APU eSports Malaysia Academy

Kuala Lumpur,
23
February 2017

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) and eSports Malaysia (eSM) launched the APU eSports Malaysia Academy at APU’s new campus in Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil today.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between Datuk Dr. Parmjit Singh, CEO of APIIT Education Group, and Dato’ Latt Shariman Abdullah, President of eSM today.

This is the first partnership of eSM with a Malaysian university to establish an eSports academy within the university’s campus.

Deputy Higher Education Minister, Y.B. Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching witnessed the MoA signing and officiated the launching ceremony.

Jussi Pekka Tuomi (left), Computer Games Development student of APU, demonstrated his creation, Flail Rider during the launching ceremony. To date, Flail Rider has accumulated 7.5 million downloads globally.

Apart from the launch, a full-day exhibition by APU students from the Multimedia, Computer Games Development and Creative Design programmes also took place.

eSports Malaysia representative, Rinie Ramli, APIIT alumni, Wan Hazmer, who is now the Lead Game Designer of Final Fantasy XV, and APU Computer Games Development student, who is the developer of the mobile game – Flail Rider, Jussi Pekka Tuomi, also conducted talks to the participants of the event.

A MoA was signed between APIIT Education Group CEO, Datuk Dr. Parmjit Singh (right) and eSports Malaysia (eSM) President, Dato’ Latt Shariman Abdullah (left), witnessed by Deputy Minster of Higher Education, Y.B. Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching (center).

Upon its establishment, the APU eSports Malaysia Academy will serve as a platform for students to develop and channel their passion for competitive gaming. APU and eSM will partner in giving support, training and proper guidelines to the students, in order to equip them with essential skills to be a professional game, eSports shoutcasters, team managers and so on, thus creating new opportunities and talents within the Malaysian eSports industry.

Some of the upcoming activities that will be organized by the academy include: game tournaments, seminars, industry talks and more.

Wan Hazmer, notable alumni of APIIT & Lead Game Designer of Final Fantasy XV, conducted an industrial talk to share his valuable experiences in the games industry

Prior to the initiation of the academy, the relationship between APU and eSM started in January 2015, in which APU received official endorsement from eSM to establish the APU eSports Club. To date, the eSports Club has 280 members, in which some of them represented APU and Malaysia in the global arena of eSports, such as the IEF International Collegiate Esports League 2016 held in Korea, as well as the League of Legends International Collegiate Championship 2016 in Taipei.

In his opening speech, Datuk Dr. Parmjit Singh, CEO of APIIT Education Group, said,

“ Today is a meaningful day. It is truly an honour, and a privilege for APU to be the first university in Malaysia to launch an eSports academy together with ESM. I have no doubt in my mind, that this partnership will be an amazing journey ahead. With the launch of the APU eSports Malaysia Academy, we believe that we can deliver the best programmes and activities to the students, to prepare them for their future careers in the eSports and gaming industry.”

“The Esports Academy vision is to be one of the leading Esports Academies in the world providing talents not just to our local industry but also to the international scene as well. It is well known that our local players such as Mushi, Chuan, AmTuah and many more have been competing in many international tournament all over the world so we know that our local talents are able to compete with the best in the world. However, without proper guidance and a development program, only a few are able to compete at that level and we hope with APU Esports Malaysia Academy we are able to change that. Our mission is to ensure that the students of the academy are able to master the basic skills, act professionally and are competition ready. We want the academy to be able to raise the standard of our local competitive scene to the next natural level.”

said Dato’ Latt Shariman Abdullah, President of eSM.

The event received wonderful remarks from the attendees,

“ It is about time that we establish a healthy environment for our university and school students to participate in competitive gaming, while instilling soft skills such as communication skills, leadership skills and critical thinking skills within them. We are very glad that eSM and APU came up with this initiative to establish the eSports academy within the university’s environment,”

said Deputy Higher Education Minister, Y.B. Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching

at the launching ceremony.

Playing computer games has been a popular after-school activity for students of all ages, it is about time that we create a healthy gaming environment for the students, to ensure their privacy, safety and security.

APU also offers the BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development & BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development with a specialism in Games Concept Art under their School of Computing & Technology.

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+603 8996 1000 / hotline 1 300 888 278.

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About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in collaboration with Staffordshire University, UK with Technology. These programmes nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. Professionalism, problem-solving skills, and creativity & innovation are some of the key attributes of APU graduates. The multi-cultural student community comprises both Malaysian students as well as International students.  APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2013 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) on 1st November 2012.

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Suffragette (2015)

Suffragette (2015)

Suffragette (2015)

A 2015 British historical period drama film about women's suffrage in the United Kingdom

If you haven’t already, today is a good day to watch the film Suffragette (2015). IIRC, this movie didn’t reach Malaysian cinemas.

This story is about the women who were jailed, beaten and abused for campaigning for their right to vote – sometimes involving elements of militancy. It also documents how many British males were not supportive of what their suffragette spouses.

Believe or not, all women were only allowed to vote in the UK in 1928, behind Australia, New Zealand and the Russian Empire, among others.

In contrast, our grandparents didn’t have to spill blood specifically for universal suffrage in Malaya, Sarawak or Sabah.

Official trailer by Transmission Films

Happy International Women’s Day!

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