Saturday, November 29, 2014

DiGi 4G LTE goes live in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, 28 November 2014- DiGi Telecommunications (DiGi) today launched 4G LTE services in Kota Kinabalu, enabling Sabahans to now enjoy a quality, high-speed and consistent internet experience with its brand-new network.

Officiating the launch, Y.B Datuk Siringan Gubat, Minister of Resource Development and Information Technology in Sabah said the internet plays an important role in driving all areas of state development, and creating an ecosystem that promotes wide use of digital technology will helping improve economic opportunity and standards of living.

Representative to Y.B Datuk Siringan Gubat, Yang Berbahagia Datuk Bruno Vun 
"We welcome DiGi's efforts to provide easy and affordable access to high-speed mobile internet services like 4G LTE. Bringing the internet to Sabahans present a tremendous oppourtunity to change their lives in a meaningful way. It will help them be more connected and take advantage of greater access to knowledge, information and economic prospects."

Loh Keh Jiat, DiGi's Chief Sales Officer said, "We are excited to bring 4G LTE services to a key market like Sabah, which has among the highest data users on our network. Our customers now enjoy a consistent internet experience of a minimum 1Mbps, 80% of te time our brand-new network. The introduction of 4G LTE will strengthen this experience with more capacity and faster speeds. Customers will see the different in faster HD video and music streaming, downloading apps and sharing on social media will almost be instant, and there is a difference when you connect your laptop with your smartphone hotspot.

Loh Keh Jiat, DiGi's Chief Sales Officer
"True to our mission to deliver Internet For All, we want as many people to enjoy what 4G LTE has to offer. Today, we are introducing a wide-range of LTE plans paired with the latest suite of LTE-enabled devices, both big and small screens, to fit different customer usage patterns."

Getting ready for the arrival of the VIP
Customer have a choice of premium devices like the iPhone6 to more affordable options such as the Honor 6, priced less than RM200 with our DG Smart Plan.

Press and Media
The company plans to complete its LTE rollout for the year by strengthening its network in East Malaysia. By year-end, DiGi's LTE population coverage in Kota Kinabalu will reach 48%, and will expand to Tawau and Labuan in Sabah, and Kuching and Miri in Sarawak.

Live conferencing 
"We will continue to progressively grow our LTE footprint in Sabah and nationwide, focusing on areas where we see strong demand for LTE services and availability of devices, and where we can make a real difference said Loh.

Yang Berbahagia Datuk Bruno Vun launching the gimmick by entering a SimCard into the phone replica  
In addition to Kota Kinabalu, DiGi's 4G LTE services are available in the Klang Valley, Penang, Kampar, Johor Bahrum, Kuching and soon in Kuantan, Tawau, Labuan and Miri.

DiGi 4G LTE officially launch
Starting today, DiGi will be hosting a three-days roadshow at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall where customers can sign-up for the new range of LTE postpaid DG Smart Plans, iDiGi Plans and Broadband plans. For this three-day duration, existing DiGi postpaid customers can begin enjoying 4G LTE with a free USIM upgrage redeemable at the DiGi Stores in Api-Api Centre or 1 Borneo Hypermall.

Group Photo
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Volvo Car Malaysia unveils its new modular powertrain, Drive-E, in the XC60 T5 and XC60 T6 

KOTA KINABALU – The newly redesigned XC60 will be available in two exciting variants – XC60 T5 & XC60 T6, through Volvo Car Malaysia’s authorised dealer in Sabah, Angkatan Hebat. Both variants will be equipped by the highly anticipated Drive-E Powertrain – a modular engine platform which will complement future Volvos built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). 

The reimagined exterior will showcase a new hood shape and chrome bar grille which emphasizes the car’s width, together with prominent horizontal lines that will visually connect the car to the road. The tailpipes are now integrated with the diffuser and act as a visual link to the new engine. Slight touches were made to the interior, including silk metal décor inlays and frames and paddle shifters. 

“In order to achieve our vision of a safer future, we are offering customers a greater range of accessibility to our products by making luxury and critical safety technologies more affordable on one end of the spectrum and showcasing our latest safety innovations and high-end performance on the other,” said Keith Schäfer, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia. 

Speech by Mr. Keith Schafer Managing Director of Volvo Cars Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Volvo is committed in achieving its vision statement, in which “by 2020, nobody shall be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo,” by constantly developing technological innovations that will make cars safer to drive. The new XC60 will feature world-leading technologies including a new and improved Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection*, Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning with Distance Alert and Queue Assist*, City Safety which now works up to 50 km/h, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Closing Vehicle Warning (CVW), Cross Traffic Alert and Road Sign Information system*. 

In terms of performance, the XC60 T5 will be powered by a two-litre, four-cylinder engine that produces 245 hp and 350 Nm of torque, while the XC60 T6 will be powered by the same two-litre, four-cylinder engine block but instead produces 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Both engine variants will be mated with an 8-speed Geartronic transmission that is sure to deliver a refined drive and excellent fuel economy.

The XC60 T5 will be available from RM292,888 (on-the-road price without insurance) while the XC60 T6 will be offered at a limited introductory offer of RM319,888 (on-the-road price without insurance). As with all new Volvos, both variants will come with a 5-year warranty, 5 years of free service including parts per scheduled maintenance, and 5 years of free roadside assist (Volvo-on-Call).

The new XC60 T5 and XC60 T6 are available from today, at all authorised Volvo dealers nationwide.

*Only available in the XC60 T6 

Unveiling for the Volv XC60 Picture 01

Unveiling for the Volv XC60 Picture 02

Unveiling for the Volv XC60 Picture 03

Unveiling for the Volv XC60

(from left to right) Mr. Keith Schafer, Tan Sri Dsp Hj. Ampong Hj Puyon Angkatan Hebat Sdn Bhd Chairman, Datuk Dr Ajaz Ahmad Bin Nabin Angkatan Hebat Sdn Bhd Deputy Executive Chairman, Mr Mohamad Nor Bin Tahir Angkatan Hebat Sdn Bhd Executive Director, Tuan Haji Syed Husin Bin Habib Omar Angkatan Hebat Sdn Bhd Chief Operating Officer
Demonstration and explanation of the Volvo XC60 by Mr Keith Schafer
Mr Keith Schafer and Tan Sri Dsp Hj. Ampong Hj Puyon posing with the Volvo XC60

The new XC60 T6 and XC60 T5 carries the same exterior and interior updates save for a few differences. The XC60 T5 is fitted with 17” Valder Alloy wheels with 235/65R17 tyres compared to the XC60 T6’s 8” Pan Alloy wheels with 235/60R18 tyres. The XC60 T6 will also feature an 8” Adaptive Digital Display, a power operated tailgate and a grocery bag holder in the cargo area.

Available colours & optional accessories
Buyers can choose from five exterior colours – Twilight Bronze, Ice White, Ember Black, Electric Silver, and Seashell and a host of optional accessories including the Iron Stone exterior styling kit, primed-colour running board and silver aluminium steps, mouldings for the front and rear, and also the 20” Diamond Cut or Iron Stone Alloy wheels.

Adaptive Digital Display*
The Adaptive Digital Display, which debuted in the all-new V40 T5, uses an active TFT (Thin Film Transistor) crystal display to bring the driver personalised information. There are three themes to choose from: Elegance, Eco and Performance.

The default mode Elegance has a classic look and layout. The Eco mode has a green colour theme and is designed to encourage and reward a fuel-efficient driving style. Performance features red illumination, and a rev scale instead of the speedometer displayed in the Elegance and Eco versions.

*Only available in the XC60 T6

All-new infotainment system – Sensus Connect

The Digital Display theme colours are also echoed in the all-new connected infotainment system. It features a refreshed HMI with a number of innovative functions, such as:
  • Cloud-based services integrated into the car, enabling future functionality updates 
  • Improved navigation with 3D maps, local search, and send-to-car remote destination setting 
  • TuneIn Internet radio (with 80,000 channels), and music streaming through Bluetooth 
  • Voice control of most infotainment and navigation functions* 

*Only available in the XC60 T6

The XC60 T5 is powered by a 4-cylinder Drive-E engine which produces 245hp at 5,500rpm and a maximum torque 350Nm at 1,500-4,800rpm. Whilst the engine offers greater output than the previous generation, it still retains class-leading fuel consumption figures for petrol engines in the segment and improved CO2 emissions at a 157g/km.

The new T6 Drive-E engine has an output of 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque – doing the century sprint in just 6.9 seconds. The engine features a class-leading combination of a compressor and a turbo charger. Using the supercharger to fill in the bottom end gives the engine a big, naturally aspirated feel. The mechanically linked compressor starts to function immediately at low revs, while the turbocharger kicks in when the airflow builds up. Fuel consumption with new 8-speed automatic is 7.3 l/100 km (169 g/km) in the XC60.


IntelliSafe, Volvo's blanket name for all active safety systems, is an important part of the driver-centric approach in the XC60. Several key technologies will debut in the XC60 T6:

Permanent high beam with groundbreaking technology*
The new Active High Beam Control eliminates the need to switch between low and high beam. Instead, Active High Beam Control makes it possible keep the headlights on high beam continuously.

When another car approaches from the opposite direction, the system helps to prevent dazzling of the oncoming driver by shading out only as much of the beam as necessary. This is done by an ingenious projector module mechanism integrated into the headlamp. The same benefit applies to drivers in preceding cars.

New Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection technology*
New advanced software, including more rapid vision processing, has now made it possible to extend Volvo Cars' present detection and auto brake technology to cover certain cyclist situations as well.

The new Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake is equipped with an advanced sensor system that scans the area ahead. If a cyclist heading in the same direction as the car suddenly swerves out in front of the car as it approaches from behind and collision is imminent, there is an instant warning and full braking power is applied.

The technology also detects if a pedestrian steps out into the road in front of the car. If the driver does not respond in time, the car can warn and automatically activate the brakes.

*Only available in the XC60 T6


The XC60 T6 will see the inclusion of several proven safety technologies such as Driver Alert Control (DAC)* – a world-first innovation that registers the car's progress on the road and alerts drivers whom are not concentrating; Lane Departure Warning (LDW)* – which alerts the driver with a gentle warning sound if the car crosses one of the road markings without an obvious reason such as use of the turn indicator; and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Queue Assist and Distance Alert* - a radar-based system which maintains the set time gap to the vehicle in front all the way down to standstill, making this comfort-enhancing system usable in slow-moving queues with repeated starting and stopping.

Road Sign Information - an extra "eye" on the traffic environment*
Road Sign Information supports the driver by displaying road signs in the instrument display. Road Sign Information can be combined with the Speed Alert function, which provides the driver with a visual warning in the speedometer if the speed limit is exceeded

Electrical Power Assist Steering*
The Electrical Power Assist Steering (EPAS), available with the all-new Drive-E engines, uses an electrical motor to support the steering rack, and the driver can choose between three levels of power assistance.

In Low mode the system provides a high degree of power support, making manoeuvring easier. Medium mode has somewhat lower power support to offer more road response at higher speeds. High mode is the ultimate setting for the enthusiastic driver, contributing to the car’s dynamic character.

*Only available in the XC60 T6


City Safety - active up to 50 km/h
Both the XC60 T5 & T6 features an upgraded City Safety system. This system is active at speeds up to 50 km/h. The car automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops - or if the car is approaching a stationary vehicle too fast.

Cornering Light for better visibility
Another innovative option for driving in the dark is the low-speed Cornering Light feature. As an extension of the current Active Bending Light system, it lights up the area the driver is steering towards for safer manoeuvring.

Enhanced Blind Spot Information System - for better visibility
Both the XC60 T5 & T6 offers the enhanced Blind Sport Information System (BLIS), which is radar-based. The technology can now also monitor and alert the driver to rapidly approaching vehicles up to 70 m behind the car. Of course it still informs the driver about vehicles in the blind spots on both sides.

Cross Traffic Alert - covering your back 
Cross Traffic Alert uses the radar sensors at the rear end of the car to alert the driver to crossing traffic from the sides when reversing out of a parking space. This is especially helpful in tight and crowded areas where the side view might be limited due to infrastructure, vegetation or other parked cars.

Press Conference

Special invitation to (Left) Mr Alfred Allen Ginsos Blogger/Executive Director Of Eleventh Avenue Media Marketing,Creator & Founder of  KK Food Events Dot Com together with Mr Keith Schafer (Center) The Managing Director of VOLVO Car Malaysia Sdn Bhd and (Right) Mr Chong Eng Khin (B.A)  Executive Director of  SJKV (Successive JK Ventures)
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Monday, November 3, 2014

Carlsberg Diamond Idol 2014


Presenting to you, the Carlsberg Diamond Idol 2014 Mr Tai Chun Leong from Kota Kinabalu. Congratulations for being crowned the Carlsberg Diamond Idol 2014.

Final results:
Champion: Tai Chun Leong from Kota Kinabalu
1st runner up: Rachel Wesley Pai from Kota Kinabalu
2nd Runner up: Vivian Wong Tzuu Hsien from Miri
3rd Runner up: Esther Au Ying Ling from Sandakan
4th Runner up: Christina Huang Zhi Ching from Miri

Competition Format:

Open Audition

Contestants have to perform their songs without music, save and except for accompaniment of one (1) live musical instrument. Contestants must choose at least 2 songs for performance (in a choice of English, Bahasa Malaysia or any Chinese dialect). Contestants may sing the same song as another Contestant. No song is allowed to be sung twice by the same Contestant during the whole competition. The time limit for each Contestant is within 7 minutes.

Area Final
Contestants must choose at least 2 songs for performance (Round 1 & Round 2), in a choice of English, Bahasa Malaysia or any Chinese dialect. Contestants have to prepare their own “minus one CD”. Contestants may sing the same song as another Contestant but no song is allowed to be sung twice by the same Contestant. No tuning is provided during Competition.

** Minus One CD shall means music recordings on whichever instrument (or voice type) is excluded from the recording.
Carlsberg Diamond Idol Camp

Contestants who qualify for the Grand Final will participate in a 3 Days 2 Nights training camp. Activities included are team building, vocal training, dance choreography by Synergy and live band practice lead by Roger Wang.
Grand Finale

Contestants are allowed to make a personal choice of songs save and except the songs sung by him or her in the Area Final Competition. Contestants must provide their Grand Finale song list to the Organiser before 12th October 2014. All music will be performed by live band during Grand Finale. Grand finale will be held on 2nd November 2014. There will be 3 rounds, 4 Contestants will be eliminated after Round 1 & Round 2. The remaining 8 Contestants (“Top 8 Finalist”) will compete in Round 3. In round 3, Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up, 3rd Runner-up, 4th Runner-up and Most Popular Award will be announced. For more information, please refer to terms and conditions.

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