Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Koe no Katachi (声の形) - A Silent Voice

Based on the manga of the same name, the 2 main characters of the show are Shoya Ishida and Shoko Nishimiya.
During elementary school, Shoko Nishimiya emerged into Ishida's class as a new classmate but there's a very big difference to her besides being a new transfer to the school - she is deaf. Ishida being a mischievous and naughty person led the way into bullying Nishimiya till no ends. After many a times of abuse and bullying, Nishimiya finally transferred away and Ishida found himself from being the bully to being the bullied. He was blamed for it and soon he found himself isolated away from the rest of the people aside from being bullied.
High school period came and Ishida had planned to commit suicide but before that, one of his to do things in his bucket list before he did the deed was to visit Nishimiya again and to return back the notebook that he threw into the water during elementary school. But after reuniting with Nishimiya, he felt that it wasn't worth committing suicide and continued living. The next day, his mother found out about his plans and forced him to swear that he will never do so by threatening to burn all the money he saved up for when he worked but his mother accidentally burnt that money anyway. LOL. Anyway, both Nishimiya and Ishida are still haunted with the past and moving forward together, Ishida made some new friends along the way and tried to reunite back with his old friends along with Nishimiya together.
The movie continues on with the showing of their struggles together as they get on with their lives.
Koe no Katachi will start screening in Malaysian cinemas nationwide starting from Thursday, 20 April 2017.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Suria KLCC Usher in the Lunar New Year with 'Peranakan Home Coming Reunion' Themed Festive Decorations

The essence of Chinese New Year is reuniting family members on the eve of the celebration. Families congregate for a reunion dinner and eat dishes with auspicious names. With that in mind, Suria KLCC's decoration this year is themed, 'A Peranakan Homecoming Reunion' where a replica of the dining hall of an opulent double storey 'Peranakan' manor had been constructed at the centre court.

"We wanted to showcase to shoppers and visitors, a glimpse of the rich 'Peranakan' community opulent lifestyle and their mixed customs and traditions during this Chinese New Year. Some of the unique elements of 'Peranakan' community can be seen through the choice of furniture and ornaments decked out at this centre court," said Andrew Brien, Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer of Suria KLCC Sdn. Bhd.

Besides bringing family members together, the Lunar New Year is also an essential time to unite Malaysians irrespective of religion, creed and background. In its effort to celebrate the unique ness of Malaysia and to bring Malaysians together during the festive season, Suria KLCC once again constructed the tallest Chinese lantern made of small Chinese lanterns and cherry blossom ornaments at KLCC Esplanade. This majestic structure is 72 feet high and 40 feet wide. Visitors can take pleasure in the structure and take photos with friends, loved ones or family members from today until 5 February.

Suria KLCC has also not forgotten the underprivileged community. For this Chinese New Year, Suria KLCC and Alamanda shopping centre pledged their support towards spreading lunar happiness to 'Shelter Home for Children' through 'Share the Care' fundraising effort. Shoppers and visitors who donate RM10 for the cause will receive a 'kuih kapit' shaped card as a gesture of appreciation for their support. Donors will be asked to write down their name on the card and the card will be hung on a cherry blossom tree placed at a designated area in both malls.

Shelter Home for Children is a registered welfare organization established in 1981 to help abused, abandoned, neglected or at risk children. For more information about Shelter Home for Children, members of the public can contact 03-7956 2382 or visit
Shoppers will be rewarded

At Suria KLCC, shoppers who spend a minimum of RM800 in a single receipt at any specialty stores are entitled to redeem two exclusive condiment pots and red packets, while the top weekend spender will receive an exquisite pendant from Lukfook Jewellery.

Suria KLCC will also entertain shoppers and visitors with a variety of performances including LED dragon dance, acrobatic lion dance, hands percussion performance, traditional Chinese orchestra, God of Prosperity walkabout and many more from 19 January until 5 February.
For more information about Suria KLCC's Chinese New Year promotion and performances, please visit

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ANGSANAcare Receives Cash Donation This Holiday Season

Suria KLCC and Alamanda shopping malls donated RM16,267 to ANGSANAcare as part of their concerted and continuous efforts in giving back to the community mainly to the underprivileged individuals during this festive season.  ANGSANAcare is a fully registered non-profit Malaysian organization created as a support service to palliative care for underprivileged paediatric patients and their families in government hospitals in Malaysia.  

Present at the event were Francis Tan - Chief Operating Officer of Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd, Ria Thomas - Chairperson of ANGSANAcare, Fartini Zaharuddin - Public Relations & Communications  Manager of Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd, and Baldev Singh – General Manager
of Alamanda Shopping Centre.

“ANGSANAcare rely completely on public and corporate donations to continue providing free services to their patients.  Our aim is to raise RM10,000 through the sales of Christmas gift boxes from 26 November until 26 December.  We are truly grateful to our shoppers and visitors as we have exceeded the target amount. With their support and generosity, we managed to raise a total amount of RM16,267 and 100% will be donated to ANGSANAcare.  We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our shoppers and visitors for supporting the cause,” said Fartini Zaharuddin, Public Relations and Communications Manager of Suria KLCC and Alamanda Shopping Centre.

The Chairperson of ANGSANAcare, Ria Thomas explained, “Paediatric palliative care patients live with fear, stress and uncertainty.  ANGSANAcare psychotherapists assess and support the emotional needs of the children in their care.”   She added, “They provide play, art and music therapy to these children with the aim of facilitating enjoyment and peace in their last days. Studies prove that these therapies not only allow children to express themselves more freely, but also successfully aid in the reduction of physical pain. Play, art and music therapies help them to focus their minds elsewhere whilst simultaneously creating an outlet for their fragile emotions.

Members of the public who wish to donate directly or find out more about ANGSANAcare can visit or e-mail to