Posts Tagged ‘Malaysia’

[UPDATED] Girls’ Generation to perform in ’2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia’ in May!

March 12, 2013


Good news for Malaysian SONEs! It has been confirmed that Girls’ Generation will be coming to the South East Asian country for the ’2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia’ in May!

According to Marctensia the organizer, the ’2013 Asia Super Showcase’ will take place at 8.30pm on May 19th, 2013 at Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur and Girls’ Generation is the first of the lineup for the event to be announced.

The ’2013 Asia Super Showcase’ will mark the second time of Girls’ Generation coming and performing in Malaysia after the ‘TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012′ concert held at the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur back in March 2012, which was reportedly attended by over 68,000 people.

Other details on the showcase including ticket sales and further lineup will be announced soon!

Meanwhile, you can give suggestions for fan events to make the showcase more memorable for the girls and all the fans. Leave your suggestions here!

Credit: Marctensia Concerts

Update 1: Marctensia announces change of date and other details

Marctensia, the organizer of the event, has announced a change in the date of the showcase and it has been brought forward from May 19th to May 12th, a week earlier than initially planned.

Besides that, they also announced the next group in the lineup – rookie girl group AOA of FNC Entertainment. The third and last group in the lineup is still a mystery but they should be unveiled soon.



The seating plan for the showcase was also revealed but ticket prices are still unknown so stay tuned for more updates on the event!

Credit: Marctensia

Update 2: Seating plan updated with ticket prices!
As previously announced, the ’2013 Asia Super Showcase’ will be taking place at 8pm on May 12th, 2013 at Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The ticket prices for the different zones for the concert was announced earlier today, ranging from RM223 and above. The ticket prices are as stated in the seating plan below and tickets will be sold by the official ticketing agent Ticket Charge. Other ticketing details will be announced soon.


Credit: Marctensia Facebook page

Update 3: Early bird promotion for ticket sale to start on March 23rd!
As announced by the organizer Marctensia, the tickets for the ’2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia’ will go on sale with an early bird promotion starting March 23rd (10 am) till April 6th. Tickets bought during this period, not including the VIP tickets, will enjoy a discount of 10% and ticket holders of the same event last year will get a 15% discount.

Tickets will be available online at www.ticketcharge.com.my and at selected walk-in TicketCharge outlets while VIP ticket pre-orders can be done by contacting Marctensia Concerts at 03 2092 1199 or email ticketing@marctensia.com.

For more details, check out www.ticketcharge.com.my

Credit: Marctensia + TicketCharge

Girls’ Generation – TTS nominated with ‘Twinkle’ in 27th Golden Disk Awards!

December 6, 2012


With their mini album ‘Twinkle’, Girls’ Generation – TTS has been nominated in several categories of the upcoming 27th Golden Disk Awards, namely the Disk Album Award, Digital Music Award and Popularity Award.

The 27th Golden Disk Awards will be held at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 15th and 16th, 2013. Being one of the most prestigious award ceremony in South Korea, this event is expected to be attended by more than 20 groups of Kpop artistes, who will perform or receive their awards.

Tickets for the two-day event is priced at RM688 for Rockpit and RM999 for the Samsung Galaxy Zone for two-day access while early birds who buy their tickets starting from December 9th to 15th will get a discounted price of RM620 and RM898 for each zone respectively.

Some of the other artistes nominated in the 27th Golden Disk Awards include TVXQ, 2AM, 2NE1, f(x), BEAST, Big Bang, CN Blue, Epik High, FT Island, KARA, Infinite, SHINee, MBLAQ, Sistar, Psy, Miss A, Super Junior, Wonder Girls and more.

Meanwhile, the previous Golden Disk Awards was also held outside of Korea earlier this year at Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan where Girls’ Generation won the Digital Daesang Award for the ‘The Boys’. Girls’ Generation have also won Daesangs consecutively on previous occasions; Digital Daesang in 2009 for ‘Gee’ and Disk Daesang in 2010 with ‘Oh!’

Credit: kpopwave.joinsmsn.com + HypeMY@twitter

[EVENT] T-ARA Showcase in Malaysia

June 26, 2012


Here’s the official press release from Jazzy Group, the organizer of the showcase:

T – ARA will be coming to have their 1st showcase in Malaysia. It will be held at Dewan Wawasan, Menara PGRM, Kuala Lumpur on 3rd October 2012 (Wednesday), at 8.30p.m.

T – ARA is a popular Korean girl group formed by Core Contents Media in 2009. This Korean girl group insisted of 7 members, Lee Ji-hyun, Jeon Boram, Park In-jung, Park Ji-yeon, Ryu Hwa-young, Ham Eun-jung, Park Sun-young . They has signed a $4.3 million contract with management company J-ROCK for their Japanese debut, which is the highest out of all the girl groups debuting in Japan.

T – ARA’s first single, a remake of their 2009 hit “Bo Peep Bo Peep”, debuted at number one on the Oricon weekly charts with 49,712 copies sold and became the first for a debuting Korean girl group ever in history. T – ARA has also won “Top Artist of 2011”at Billboard Japan Awards.

The ticket list range for your favorite girl K-Pop group’s T-ARA tickets are as below : -
-VVIP (Lovey) – RM 683.00 + Free 1 T-ARA t-shirt and 1 T-ARA cap (Limited Seat),
- T1 (Dovey) – RM 383.00 + Free 1 T-ARA cap (Numbered Seating),
-T2 (Roly) – RM 283.00 + Free 1 T-ARA lanyard (Numbered Seating),
- T2 (Roly) Upper Level – (L) & (R)– RM 283.00 + Free 1 T-ARA lanyard (Numbered Seating),
-T3 (Poly) – RM 183.00 + Free 1 Transformer toiletries set (Free Seating),
-T3 (Poly) Upper Level – RM 183.00 + Free 1 Transformer toiletries set (Free Seating),
-T4 (We were in Love) – RM 103.00 (Free Standing)

*Ticket Prices including RM3 processing fees*.

Ticket will be open on sale at Monday (25/06/12). If necessary, please contact us to get more details
For Early bird, ticket starting from 25th of June to 30th of June will have discount 10% or free gift for every tickets purchase [Excluded the ticket for VVIP (Lovey) and T4 (We were in Love)].

Ticket for VVIP (Lovey) only avalaible at Jazzy Group office and the first 120pax who bought VVIP ticket entitle to be on stage to get T-ARA poster autograph.

Tickets are available at all Ticket Charge outlets ticketing counter and Jazzy Group office only.

Stay tune with Jazzy Group Facebook, Official radio station One FM, Hot FM and official TV station 8tv for their latest news update. Do not miss out your opportunity to see an awesome and beautiful performance from your favorite girl K-Pop group in Malaysia. Grab your ticket now. See you there!

For more information, please visit our website or contact enquiry hotline:
TicketCharge 03-9222 8811 (www.ticketcharge.com.my) / JazzyGroup 03-5622 1600, 016-2706253 , 016-2705892 (www.jazzygroup.com)


[EVENT] B.A.P Showcase in Malaysia

June 26, 2012


Here’s the official press release from Jazzy Group, the organizer of the showcase:

Jazzy Group proudly announces that we are the organizer of 《B.A.P Showcase in Malaysia》. The showcase will be held at KL Live Centre, Kuala Lumpur on 6th July 2012 (Friday), starting from 8.30p.m. Come and enjoy watching their great dance performance and amazing voices that will definitely rock you throughout the night.

This is their first time to be on stage as B.A.P and meet-the-fans in Malaysia. They receive a lot of attention and rise their popularity not only in Asia but also America and Europe since their first debut with the single “Warrior” in January 2012. In April 2012, B.A.P made a comeback with their second EP entitled “Power”with the lead single of the same name.

B.A.P is a six member boy band formed by TS Entertainment in year 2012. The group consists of Bang Yong Guk (leader), Kim Himchan (rapper and vocalist), Jung Daehyun (main vocalist), YooYoungjae (lead vocalist), Moon Jong Up (main dancer and vocalist) and Choi Jun Hong (Zelo – lead rapper and lead dancer).

Amazing performances is specially brought to you in town, come join us on 6th July 2012 and be the first to grab your ticket. Ticket price range listed as RM303 (VIP)(Limited Ticket)(only available at Jazzy Group office), RM203(Rockzone A), RM203(B.A.P Zone)(UpperTier), RM103(Rockzone B), RM83(Rockzone C)(*ticket price including RM3 processing fees). See you there!

To further reward fans for being supportive of the showcase,Jazzy Group will offer unlimited surprises :

  • The first 100 fans who purchase VIP ticket at Jazzy Group office will get a B.A.P poster + to be on stage to get FANSIGN.
  • The first 100 fans who purchase Rockzone A-Rockzone B ticket will be given 10% discount + 1 piece B.A.P poster. (Term and condition apply).
  • Tickets are available at all Ticket Charge outlets ticketing counter and Jazzy Group office only.

    Stay tune with Jazzy Group Facebook and official radio stationOne FM& Hot FM for their latest news update.

    For more information, please visit our website or contact enquiry hotline:
    TicketCharge 03-9222 8811 (www.ticketcharge.com.my) / JazzyGroup 03-5622 1600, 016-2706253 , 016-2705892 (www.jazzygroup.com)


    [Exclusive] Malaysia, put it back on!

    March 26, 2012


    March 23rd, 2012 was a very memorable day for Malaysian SONEs as Girls’ Generation performed for the first time on Malaysian soil. After almost 5 years of waiting, the girls had finally landed and performed in Malaysia. On this historical day, fanwonder.com news and media teams were there to witness the Soshi effect in Malaysia.

    In conjunction with the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix weekend, a free-to-public concert ‘TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012′ was held at  the  outdoors near the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and was reportedly attended by over 68,000 people! The first of the two-day concert was also graced by the ex-lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls Nicole Scherzinger and local artistes.



    Fans were at the venue as early as the night before and crowds had already formed at the foot of the iconic buildings by the morning of the event. Prior to Girls’ Generation’s performance during the night, the audience were also entertained by the local DJs and huge responses were given when Kpop songs were played. MC of the night, Jojo Struys, were also amazed by the audience participation.

    Girls’ Generation arrived in the city at about 5pm on the day itself and left about 6 hours later, immediately after the concert.

    In the half-hour performance set, the eight girls, minus Yuri who could not make it due to conflicting filming schedules of ‘Fashion King’, stunned with their all-white outfits and sang six of their hit songs – ‘The Boys (Korean version)’, ‘Genie’, ‘Hoot’, ‘Run Devil Run’, ‘Mr. Taxi’ and ‘Gee’.


    Despite the hastily organized concert, which was only announced three days beforehand, fans came prepared with banners and printed paper messages which says ‘Finally, You’re Here’, to which the girls replied, “Yes…finally, we are here!”. The paper message was displayed on the huge LCD screen on the stage as the girls prepared to rock the stage with ‘The Boys’. The ground was shaken when the fans chanted ‘GG!’ along with Jessica.

    Other than greeting fans with local greetings such as “Terima Kasih”, “Selamat Datang” and “Kita Cinta Malaysia”, fans were also ecstatic when Tiffany said, “Malaysia, put it back on!” during ‘Genie’ after years of waiting for the girls to come to Malaysia. Upon seeing the enthusiastic and passionate fans, Tiffany said ,”Wow, Malaysia, you’re so hot!”, probably referring to the hot weather and the explosive reactions from SONEs.


    Despite performing in the hot weather with perspiration oozing out from their pores, the girls pulled off brilliant performances as usual. Since the girls arrived on the day itself, they did not get the chance to rehearse but their excellent professional display proved that they were ever ready to rock the stage at any place, anytime.

    Although Yuri could not make it to the event this time, the girls made their promise to come back to Malaysia with all nine members in the future, much to the joy of all the fans.


    [EVENT] Girls’ Generation heads to Malaysia for the first time!

    March 21, 2012



    In conjunction with the F1 Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend, Girls’ Generation will be joining a list of international artistes to perform at the upcoming ‘TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012′ concert at the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur on March 23rd!

    Headlining the first of the two-day free-to-public concert, Girls’ Generation will be joined by Nicole Scherzinger, ex-lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls, Malaysian artistes James Baum, Reshmonu and DJ Nadine while day 2 consists of international artistes Orianthi and Kelis, along with Malaysia’s Faizal Tahir and DJ Nikki.

    This exciting event also marks the first ever Girls’ Generation appearance and performance in the country! Stay tuned as Fanwonder.com brings you the latest update on the exciting event!

    Here’s the official press release from the organizers of the event.

    Kuala Lumpur, 21 March 2012 – The forthcoming TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012 is proud to announce the addition of Greek Australian rock guitarist sensation Orianthi to the artiste line-up set to perform at the base of the PETRONAS Twin Towers.

    The first of the two-day free-to-public concert will see American singer, songwriter and dancer Nicole Scherzinger joined by Korean pop girl-group Girls’ Generation, Malaysia’s top artistes James Baum, Reshmonu and DJ Nadine will take to the stage on Friday, 23 March 2012. Taking to the stage as the show’s host is model, actress and TV personality Jojo Struys.

    Joining the show’s A-list cast of international artistes, Orianthi will take to the stage alongside American R&B/Dance star Kelis on the second of two shows on Saturday 24 March 2012. Also performing on that night are multi-award winning Malaysian star Faizal Tahir and DJ Nikki. The show will be hosted by Miss Universe Malaysia 2011, Deborah Henry.

    Dubbed as one of the world’s best promising and talented female rock guitarist, Orianthi has received numerous accolades since being selected to be Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist for his ill-fated tour in 2009. Having performed with legendary artistes like Prince and Eric Clapton, she has even opened for Steve Vai. An accomplished performer, in 2011 Orianthi was announced as Alice Cooper’s new guitarist, becoming the first female member of the band. She comments, “I am excited about coming to perform in Malaysia at the TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012 for the very first time. To be able to come back and visit the country and to play right here in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the base of one of the world’s most famous towers is definitely an experience I am looking forward too!”

    Taking to the turntables at the TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012 are two of the country’s top and accomplished DJ’s. Sporting their own unique style of entertainment; established model and Miss Universe Malaysia 2010 DJ Nadine (Nadine Ann Thomas) is set to perform on Friday, while DJ Nikki will bring her versatile, fresh and exciting set to the stage on Saturday.

    Set to be an unforgettable international show in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, entrance to the TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012 concert venue is free to the public.

    Issued by JoJo Events
    21 March 2012

    Ticket Information
    The concert is free to members of the public in the public access area. There are ticketed zones which can be obtained via several channels.

    Purchase RM150 worth of merchandise at the 2012 Formula 1™ PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix Showcase at the concourse level of Suria KLCC and be entitled to two (2) Fan Zone tickets. Spend RM300 worth of merchandise and be in the running for four (4) Fan Zones tickets. Tickets are available for both concert days. Subject to availability.

    Partial Road Closure Announcement
    In preparation for the TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012, the concert management in collaboration with the police and Kuala Lumpur City Hall wish to inform of partial road closures along several roads within the immediate vicinity of the concert venue.

    The scheduled partial closure will take place from 5.00p.m to 3.00a.m on 23rd and 24th March and will affect the following roads:
    1. The intersection of Jalan Ampang and Persiaran KLCC, closest to Maxis Tower
    2. Main intersection of Jalan Ampang, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng and Jalan P Ramlee
    3. Jalan P Ramlee from the main intersection towards the intersection with Jalan Pinang
    4. The intersection of Jalan Pinang and Persiaran KLCC
    5. Persiaran KLCC infront of the two towers

    Note: Members of the public will still be able to utilise alternative roads leading to Jalan Sultan Ismail.

    Please follow instructions by the traffic police.

    Universal Music Malaysia and KNUKEast present ‘Universal K-pop Crazy Party’ in Kuala Lumpur!

    February 3, 2012


    Come this February 11th, Universal Music Malaysia and KNUKEast will present the first K-pop fan-gathering of the year ‘Universal K-pop Crazy Party’ from 3pm onwards at Bentley Music Auditorium in Mutiara Damansara. This invite-only event will consist of various activities including competitions for fans such as K-pop Artist Impersonations, K-pop Cover Dance Competition, Quiz and Fun-Games session, Best Dressed Awards and a lucky draw with chances to win a trip to Super Junior’s sold-out Super Show 4 in Singapore or Beast’s Beautiful Show and other cash prizes, as well as autographed artist merchandise. There will also be a video booth and signing booth for fans to leave personal messages to their stars of choice. Fan-clubs are also invited to submit their impersonator candidates to add cheer to the event.

    The event will be highlighting new and current K-pop stars under the Universal Music label, including artists from CUBE Entertainment (Beast, 4Minute, G.Na, Troublemaker), SM Entertainment (TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls Generation, f(x)) and JYP (2AM, Wonder Girls, MBlaq) and many more.

    The main event headlining the event will be the Universal K-pop Crazy Party Cover Dance Competition, open to groups of two to nine after purchasing one of the Universal K-pop Artist albums, Super Junior’s ‘Mr. Simple’, Girls’ Generation’s ‘The Boys’ and Troublemaker’s Mini EP or selected caller ringtones. Ten groups will be selected to choose a song from a selected list of songs to be in the running to win cash prizes and a Universal Music hamper.

    On the day itself, there will also be booths selling K-pop artists merchandise, including calendars, diaries and more, as well as albums and food booths from local Korean restaurants.

    First 200 caller ringtones downloaders from each of the three telcos (Maxis, Celcom and Digi) will receive an invite via SMS and automatically be in the running to win the tickets to the concerts. Fans can also purchase Super Junior’s ‘Mr. Simple’ album, Girls’ Generation’s ‘The Boys’ album or HyunA & JS’s ‘Troublemaker’ Mini EP album to receive invites to the party.

    For information on the event, check out Universal Music’s website (www.universalmusic.com.my), Facebook page or call them at 03-79587433 (ext 102/504).

    First 10 readers to mention @fanwonderdotcom on Twitter with hash tag #fwgiveaway win passes to this invite-only event!

    SNSD’s interview with Malaysia’s ‘The Star’ newspaper

    June 12, 2011


    Malaysia’s ‘The Star’ newspaper tried to interview the girls while they were in Jeju Island for the Wonderful Jeju Super Concert on April 24th but due to their schedules, the interview could only be conducted through e-mails. Here are some contents of the interview which was published in the Star2 section of the paper on June 12th:

    2010 was a very good year for Girls’ Generation. How are you going to top that?

    Taeyeon: I’m not sure how we will prepare our concept for our performance, but we will never disappoint our fans.
    Yuri: Many fans like our style. We will come back with a perfect stage which is full of SNSD magnetism.
    Sooyoung: We always try to show fans a mature and varied performance. We hope they will love our new album, Mr Taxi (released in Japan last month).

    People always accuse Asians of copy­ing the West in music but when Lady Gaga released her single. Bom This Way, recent­ly, she was accused of plagiarising your Be Happy by your international fans. What does this say about the growth of K-pop?

    Taeyeon: Yes, many people throughout the world are interested in Korean pop music. But it is more important how K-pop applies to various styles rather than just being copied in other countries.
    Yuri: There’s a craze for popular Korean cultures in many Asian countries because Korean pop music is a successful com­bination of the old and new.
    Sooyoung: It is inevitable to refer to western music because it was developed earlier than Korean music. However, K-pop also reinterprets its style well.
    Seohyun: Recently, Korean pop music has become successful in the western market. I think it is because there are so many singers who work hard at it. That’s why it’s getting popular with foreigner audiences.
    Sunny: Because of the growth of Korean pop music, many fans can easily get the experience. So we will try to put up better performances for our fans.
    YoonA: I would like to show our music to fans from other countries. We are supposed to go to Japan next.

    Fans love your style. Can you recom­mend any Korean fashion lines or shops for Malaysian fans who want follow your style?

    Taeyeon: I would like to introduce Myung Dong as a great place for youngsters’ culture.
    Yuri: There are many famous places, but I would like to suggest Rodeo Street, Sinsadong garosugil.
    Sooyoung: We also read many fashion magazines to find the best fashion.

    The article also mentioned:

    Unfortunately, they were not able to say when they’ll be heading to Malaysia for a concert” - Star2

    Credit: The Star Newspaper

    [UPDATED] #SNSDtoMY topped Twitter’s worldwide trending topic list

    February 1, 2011


    Not sure what #SNSDtoMY means? It simply means ‘SNSD to Malaysia‘ and the hashtag went on to top Twitter’s world wide trending topic list, just 30 minutes after the first SONESEATrending The SEA‘ project kicked off at January 29h, 12am KST!


    It was a success not only for Malaysian SONEs, but also South East Asia and all the SONEs in the world. It has been proven once again that Kpop is dominating the world stage and SNSD’s popularity have increased tremendously in the past couple of years. Malaysian SONEs have been dreaming of seeing the girls live in person for almost 4 years and it is time to have their voices heard. That effort was being channeled and echoed to the rest of the world through SONESEA, the South East Asia SNSD Fan Union‘s project ‘Trending The Sea‘ which started on January 29th at 12am KST. #SNSDtoMY being the first-leg of the project. For two months, there will be trending projects for the rest of the countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, etc where fans in the countries in this region are very ‘hungry’ and ‘determined’ to go all out just to catch a glimpse of the girl.

    As mentioned earlier, the victory belonged to all SONEs in the world. Due to the passion and love for the girls, SONEs joined hands and helped out one another to make their dreams come true. Like Tiffany said, strong chemistry and team work is the strength and key to a firm foundation of a group. Indeed this also applies to SONEs. Fans have been standing side by side supporting and loving the girls for almost 4 years now and #SNSDtoMy’s success on Twitter along with other successful activities such as Soshified’s meet-ups, NorCal SONEs flashmob, etc are the indication of how united SONEs are.

    As there will be more trending projects coming up, it will be awesome to see #SNSDtoTH, #SNSDtoINA, #SNSDtoVN, #SNSDtoSG, #SNSDtoPH, etc taking the no.1 worldwide trending topic spot as well. Let’s turn those wishes into realities, SONEs.

    Hopefully, these efforts will be translated into the realization of dreams for the SONEs in South East Asia.

    UPDATE 1: #SNSDtoMY’s no.1 trending on Twitter being featured on Malaysian newspaper

    The news of #SNSDtoMY‘s successful trending exercise on Twitter had garnered attention from local Malaysian newspaper, Borneo Post. On February 1st, an article on it was published. The sensitivity and awareness of the media to the Kpop reactions in various countries is important in cultivating interest and spreading the Korean Wave and of course, the Soshi love as well. Here’s a scan of the article.


    Credit: IQ_of_62@Twitter (Screencap)/Borneo Post