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Saturday, April 06, 2013

WeChat Party 2013 at Neverland, KL

Despite being a normal, everyday working Tuesday, I took off early a day after April Fool's day to avoid the jam & brave the KL streets to attend this event:
The WeChat Party 2013 which was held at Neverland, KL.

For the uninformed, WeChat is a mobile communication tool sort of like your BBM and Meebo instant messaging service but with it's own unique features. (Wrote an article on it back in 2012 here: http://www.ktheblogger.com/2012/06/apac-venture-glitz-glam-bloggers-party.html)

It's currently available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian, and Blackberry platforms and it's free. It's by the company Tencent which is a China company. Back in January 2011, WeChat was more known as Weixin which is popular among the Chinese crowd before rebranding it as WeChat to appeal more towards the worldwide market.

So there I was early at Neverland with not many people around and an almost empty place even though I've walked around Pavilion for awhile. That shows how early I had been!

Anyways, it's a good thing that WeChat had a group chat function to keep me amused which they also used it as a place to draw the final lucky draw:
They certainly do have really cute emoticons. LOL.

Once the crowd starts to grow and everyone is gathered and ready to party, the place kicks off with hip hop dancing on the stage:
The emcee for the night is Rudy:
Which then introduced the Vice President of Tencent International Business, Mr. Poshu Yeung, for his welcome speech to the crowd:
And without further ado, the showcase of the TVC on WeChat was highlighted much to the anticipation of the crowd.
The TVC which stars the WeChat ambassadors, Shaheizy Sam and Lisa Surihani shows some of the WeChat features in the commercial. Here's one of the videos which features WeChat's video call:



During the dinner provided, entertainment by singers Vivian Chua and Henley Hii lightens up the stage:
There's also a performance done by Awi Rafael which his energy jives with the audience:
In between performances, game sessions were held for some of the audience members to go home with great prizes including an iPad!
I, for that matter, am happy with the supply of beers given to me for my consumption.

The party ended with the sounds of DJ SykoGroove spinning his tunes the night away before the final lucky draw.

For further information on the WeChat app, head on down to www.wechat.com for more info.

6 comments:

SiMon Har said...

nice meeting u there that day!

Mr Lonely said...

good lor can gathering~

Kelvin 'finalkt3' Tan said...

@Simon
Nice meeting you again. :)

Kelvin 'finalkt3' Tan said...

@Mr. Lonely
Sure it is

Tekkaus said...

WeChat is really one of the best app available right now. Most importantly it is free and light.

Kelvin 'finalkt3' Tan said...

Right on!