May 30, 2011

Fun and excitement at Sepang Super GT 2011 Final Countdown Party


A final countdown party to the third series of the Super GT Race 2011 at Sepang on June 18-19 was organized by JP Performance Motorsport (JPM) at the Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang Jaya. Selangor on Saturday 28th May 2011.

JPM is the race organiser for the Malaysian round of the Super GT series.

Held at the open space outside the shopping centre, the venue was transformed into a carnival like atmosphere with various activities to excite the crowd of motoring enthusiasts and Super GT fans who turned up to enjoy the fun and excitement in store.

Among the attractions were stage performances featuring special duet dance by Japan Super GT Queen Ayami Sasaki and Malaysian Super GT Queen Jillayne Ting who jointly sang a popular Japanese number “Go to way”; and Waidako Japanese drum played by Japanese Nakanishi Takayuki and Malaysian Yuki Chong Chiew Seek.

The main attraction which everyone waited was of course the Super GT Queen Search 2011 semi final contest where 29 leggy lovely beauties took the catwalk and wowed the audience and judges in their dazzling and stunning pieces.

The panel of judges had a hard time deciding the 18 winners from the crop of beautiful and ravishing 29 ladies. In the end though they were happy to pick the 18 finalists.



Japan Super GT Queen Ayami Sasaki (left) and Malaysia Super GT
Queen Jillayne Ting delight the crowd with their lively rendition of
a Japanese song "Go to way" during the launch of 2011 Autobacs
Super GT Round 3 Final Countdown Party at Empire Shopping
Gallery on Sat 28 May 2011.

JP Performance Motorsport (JPM) founder JP Chin (second from
left) presenting memento to Touch 'n Go director Peter England
during the launch of 2011 Autobacs Super GT Round 3 Final
Countdown Party. Looking on are JPM managing director TJ
Chin (first from left) and Malaysia Super GT Princess Wengli.

JPM founder JP Chin (second from left) presenting memento to
Tourism Selangor event and marketing manager Fazly Razally.
Looking on is JPM managing director TJ Chin.

JPM founder JP Chin (second from left) presenting memento to
RTM director of strategic development Dr. Ahmad Jailani Muhamad
Yunus. Looking on are JPM managing director TJ Chin (first from
left) and an RTM official.

Thumbs up: (L-R) JPM managing director TJ Chin, founder JP Chin
and Tumasek Pewter general manager David Tan give the thumbs up
after unveiling the Winner's Trophy at the Super GT 2011 Final
Countdown party.

The GT 500 racing car on display. The GT500 category will see
cars with max 500 horsepower pitting it out on the tracks. It runs
on 3.4 litre V8 engines making them possibly the fastest GT
racing cars in the world.

An energetic Waidako drum performance by Yuki Chong Chiew
Seek (left) from Malaysia and Nakanishi Takayuki from Japan.

The beatings of Odaiko drums in unison
enthralled the crowd.

Coca D Monday reggae band plays some reggae songs.

Soothing music and reggae band Coca D Monday enlighten
the party mood.

Performing arts students from UiTM Shah Alam doing a flash
mob dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller".

Visitors can put your strategic driving skills to test at the realistic
Super GT racing simulator.  

An awesome display of 25 Renault Megane cars after a convoy
around the city.
 
Tourism Selangor staff Aizan (left) and Liyan promote the must-visit
places in Selangor to visitors at their booth.

The merchandise booth sells limited edition GT collectibles,
including T-shirts and caps.

Fans purchased tickets at early bird prices for the first Femme
Fatale GT Party 2011 on Sat 18 June where international DJs,
including DJ Mayumi, the No.1 DJ from Japan will play
hot music for their mixes.

At the mini bazaar, there are stalls selling all sorts of items at
affordable prices, including this stall operated by Clothier Boutique.

A stall selling clothes for all occasions.

Malaysia GT Princess Wegnli having fun with
the kids.

Japan GT Queen Ayami Sasaki (left) and
Malaysia GT Queen Jillayne Ting meet
and greet their fans.

Japan GT Queen Ayami Sasaki (left) and Malaysia GT Queen
Jillayne Ting pose near the Renault Megane car.

(L-R) Malaysia GT Princess Wengli, Malaysia GT Queen
Jillayne Ting and Japan GT Queen Ayami Sasaki.

The performing arts students from UiTM Shah Alam pose for a
group photo after their flash mob dance.

Contestants getting ready for the semi-final round of the Malaysia
Super GT Queen Search 2011.

A bevy of beauties charm the crowd and judges with their poise
and personality.in the semi-final round of the Malaysia Super GT
Queen Search 2011.

The judges for the semi-final round of the Malaysia Super GT
Queen Search 2011.
 
Pretty and cheerful Elaine Tan is one of the
contest judges.
Photo courtesy : TY Koh.
 

Contestants took to the catwalk in their stunning pieces.

A contestant wearing a red cheongsam.

A contestant strikes that sexy pose.

Looking sexy in a low rise hot pant.

Attractive and cheerful.
 
Dazzling and stunning.

Contestants dressed up in scintillating dresses and styles to impress
the judges.

They look absolutely beautiful in white.
 
Simply gorgeous and lovely ladies.

Contestant Sydney Wong (right) made it
to the final round with her mother's support.

The 18 finalists to the Super GT Malaysia Queen Pageant 2011 on
18 June at Sepang circuit are all smiles as they pose for a group photo.



May 25, 2011

DPM Muhyiddin visits Buddhist Maha Vihara for Wesak 2011


Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin attended the Wesak Day celebration in the 1Malaysia spirit at the Buddhist Maha Vihara temple in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday 17th May 2011.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin’s arrival at 9.30 am was greeted by Chief Monk of Buddhist Maha Vihara and Chief High Priest of Malaysia, Venerable Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana Maha Thera and cultural performances that represented the multi-cultural ethnicity in the country. There were also performances by the Verapitiya Dance Group from Kiribadgoda, Sri Lanka and the Nepali musical troupe.

Joining in the celebrations were several cabinet ministers including Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr. Wee Ka Siong, Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Dato’ G. Palanivel, Deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk M. Saravanan and Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Senator A. Kohilan Pillay.

Others included Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, co-founder and president of the Pure Life Society Datin Paduka Mother Mangalam Iyaswamy Iyer, as well as representatives from other religious faiths and foreign dignitaries.

Muhyiddin was led to the Asoka Hall of Wisma Dharma Cakra located within the temple complex where he watched cultural performances, had vegetarian meal and later symbolically planted a tree in a flower pot.

Tens of thousands of Buddhist devotees had gathered at the temple offering prayers and alms. Monks in saffron chanted holy hymns and volunteers distributed small bottles of holy water and yellow strings to devotees.

Wesak Day is celebrated to pay homage to Lord Buddha and commemorate his birthday, attainment of enlightenment and passing away.

Various programmes were held at the temple, including blood donation, distribution of free vegetarian food and drinks, exhibition, mass prayers and floats procession in the city during the evening.


Everything changes, nothing remains without change
 - Gautama Buddha


Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin arriving at
Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields on Wesak Day 17th
May 2011. Receiving him was the Chief Monk of Buddhist
Maha Vihara and Chief High Priest of Malaysia, Venerable
Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana Maha Thera.

Devotees and visitors waiting to shake hands with deputy
prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (left) and
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha (right) waving
to the devotees and visitors.

Buddhist Maha Vihara temple welcomes the visit of Deputy Prime
Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Wesak Day, May 17th 2011.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was given a
warm welcome.

The visit by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin generated excitement and
enthusiasm among the devotees and visitors.

The Verapitiya Dance Group from Kiribadgoda, Sri Lanka performed
a traditional welcome dance for Deputy Prime MInister.
 
A multi-racial lion dance troupe with children performing.

A Nepali musical troupe performed to the accompaniment of Nepali
folk music.

From left: Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Senator A. Kohilan Pillay,
Deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk M.
Saravanan, Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Dato’ G.
Palanivel and Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman
Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
  
Chief High Priest of Malaysia, Venerable Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana
Maha Thera (left) sharing a light-hearted conversation with Transport
Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.
 
Chief High Priest of Malaysia, Venerable Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana
Maha Thera (left) stressing a point while Malaysian Crime Prevention
Foundation vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye listens attentively.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr. Wee Ka Siong (left) enjoys
a light-hearted chat with Chief High Priest of Malaysia, Venerable
Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana Maha Thera.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin (third from right) enjoying
the cultural performances at Asoka Hall of Wisma Dharma Cakra.

There was a sense of harmony and unity among all those present.
 
Chief High Priest of Malaysia, Venerable
Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana Maha Thera

delivers the welcome address.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho wishes all Buddhists
a Happy Wesak Day.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said 19% of the
population are Buddhists who had contributed significantly to the
growth of the country.

Children from Ti-Ratana Welfare Society put up several dance
performances for the VIP guests.

A choir sings with their splendid musical theatre voice.

The Verapitiya Dance Group from Kiribadgoda, Sri Lanka captivates
the audience with their high energy dance moves.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was presented
 with a souvenir of his visit.
 
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin
Yassin planting a tree to commemorate his
first visit to the Buddhist Maha Vihara
temple in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.


Devotees and visitors pack the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields
to pay homage to the Lord Buddha on Wesak Day.
 
Devotees kneeling with their knees before the Lord Buddha inside
the Main Shrine Hall of Buddhist Maha Vihara.

A devotee kneels down in front of the statue of Lord Buddha
and
touches his head to the ground to show his deep respect
to the Lord Buddha.

A monk sprinkled holy water to devotees during a prayer session.

A statue of the Lord Buddha garlanded in
flowers on Wesak Day.

Buddhist monks blessed devotees who queue up to get holy
water sprinkled on them.

Volunteers distribute yellow strings to devotees to be tied to
the wrists. The yellow string has been chanted to protect the
wearer and give good luck. 

Devotees offering flowers to the Lord Buddha.

Devotees lighting lotus-shaped candles and offering incense to
the Lord Buddha.

A devotee holding a candle in her hand and
pray silently to the Lord Buddha.

A devotee offering prayer to the Lord Buddha.

Devotees walk around a circle of Buddha images to pay their respect
to the Lord Buddha 

Devotees lighted oil lamps as they pray to the Lord Buddha.

Devotees praying before the Lord Buddha statue.

Devotees offering lighted joss sticks to the Lord Buddha.

The six metre high hexagon-shaped lantern
with over 40 smaller lanterns and fitted with
colourful rotating lights.

A blood donation campaign was held inside the Asoka Hall after
the Deputy Prime Minister left.

Beverage company F&N sponsored free flow of Fruit Tree
juices and Jasmine green tea.

Volunteers cooked and packed vegetarian food in polystyrene boxes.

Volunteers distribute packed food for devotees.