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Jennifer Hudson and B.O.B. for 2014 MTV World Stage at Sunway Lagoon!

MTV Worldstage Malaysia 2014

After a whole lot of teasing, MTV Asia has finally announced earlier today that Jennifer Hudson and B.O.B. are the final 2 artists who joins Yuna and Boys Republic in the line up for the 2014 edition of MTV World Stage Malaysia!

Once again, the 2014 MTV World Stage Malaysia is happening on 16 August 2014, 7.30 pm at Sunway Lagoon.

They’re still giving away passes to the show at worldstage.mtvasia.com. As usual, the passes to the show are FREE so do not pay any money to get your hands on them!

Official event hashtag: #worldstageMY

MTV Asia is on the Hunt for the 2014 MTV World Stage Insider Again!

2014 MTV World Stage Malaysia Insider

The hunt for the 2014 MTV World Stage Insider is back!

MTV Asia is hunting for someone to take over their social networking accounts for 10 days to cover the MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia again.

So once again, as the MTV World Stage Insider

  • you “take over” the MTV Asia social media channels – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • have your blog reposted on the MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014’s official site on a dedicated page that also displays relevant content produced by you (if applicable)
  • have a ‘backstage pass’*** to MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014
  • connect the MTV Experience with fans
  • NEW! There is an option of a potential MTV internship** after the 10-day stint

** The chosen candidate who impresses the MTV team during his/her 10-day stint stands to be offered an internship with MTV Asia (subject to candidate’s availability, MTV’s business requirements, mutual agreement on terms, and compliance with applicable laws (e.g. employment regulations).

*** Subject to on-the-role brief on rules of engagement and scope of backstage access as an MTV ‘staff’.

If you are a music fan in Malaysia and around Southeast Asia and have an active social presence (Instagram, Twitter, blog), you just might be the one that MTV Asia is looking for!

You are required to submit a creative social media resume in a video, blog link or social post to MTV, telling or showing MTV what makes you the right candidate for the role. If you are submitting a video, the video should not last longer than 2 minutes. You submission can be on any of your social media platforms and MUST be tagged with #worldstagemy and #insidews AND the post must be titled “Hunt for MTV World Stage Insider”.

The hunt ends at 12.00 pm on 24 July 2014 and the chosen candidate will be announced on 6 August 2014 and the role happens on 7 – 16 August 2014.

Good luck and have fun!

The Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral Experience Post Mortem

Disclaimer: While the costs of the trip was covered by MTV Asia (I think), all comments and opinions are in NO WAY dictated by MTV Asia or Aloft Kuala Lumpur/Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Once again, I would like to thank the awesome and nice people at MTV Asia and Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral (Aloft KL Sentral) for the brilliant weekend stay.

With that sorted, here we go with some highlights of the Aloft KL Sentral hotel for me.

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

As I have mentioned in my previous post about the “Live at Aloft Hotels” post, I practically missed like the whole set for The Light Fantastic because of the flight delay out of Singapore and a mess up at the baggage claim in KLIA. Booooo.

It was quite a shame really, the W XYZ bar is really very nice and cozy. Very good for an intimate acoustic session.

Anyway, when I got into the room, I was greeted by this (ignore my bags, lol):

Aloft KL Sentral

Aloft KL Sentral

Aloft KL Sentral

Check out the view of my room:

Aloft KL Sentral
Aloft KL Sentral

The first thing I noticed about the room was how spacious it was. Also, I really like how the entire hotel and rooms are have a modern, clean and sleek finishing. Also, I couldn’t help noticing how well designed the room was and how there were so many power sockets placed in convenient spots for you to charge your mobile devices.

Aloft KL Sentral

There’s also a whole bunch of plugs at the wall where you can borrow the cable from the “Aloha Desk” (ie front desk) to watch stuff from your mobile devices on the TV in the room.

Also, I like the toilet design as well. I don’t have a good photo of the toilet because I can’t get a good angle but really, I really like the space utilization in toilet area a lot. However, I didn’t really like how the clothing rack bar was perpendicular to the width to the wardrobe. It wasn’t very functional at that position. Would have preferred for the bar to be parallel to the width instead.

HINT: you can actually request for a room of different artwork if you have been a guest with Aloft KL Sentral previously!

After I was done settling into my room, I popped down to Nook, the in-house restaurant for a late dinner.

Nook @ Aloft KL Sentral
A “cabin” @ Nook, Aloft KL Sentral. Fun fact: the green carpet in the “cabins” are made from horse fur, the most durable carpet material in the world.

In the 4 days and 3 nights stay at Aloft KL Sentral, I tried various items on the food menu and I highly recommend the Wagyu Beef Rendang (RM 48.00 nett) and the Sarawak Laksa (RM26.00 ~ RM28.00 nett or so, I forgot). I’m drooling as I type the names of the dish. I am not kidding. It is really, really that good.

Wagyu Beef Rendang @ Aloft KL Sentral
Wagyu Beef Rendang @ Nook, Aloft KL Sentral

 

Sarawak Laksa @ Nook, Aloft KL Sentral
Sarawak Laksa @ Nook, Aloft KL Sentral. This organic saba noodles version is from the special menu.

HINT: There a special/secret menu at Nook where you can try their award winning dish: Smoked scallop semai sushi duck confit.

Special Menu @ Nook, Aloft KL Sentral
Special Menu @ Nook, Aloft KL Sentral

Click on the image of the menu to see the full res version of the menu. I really like the organic saba noodle version of the Sarawak Laksa. Soooo gooooood. And just so you know, if you want to try this special menu, it’s best to order at least a day in advance because the duck confit takes about 4 hours to prepare.

Another highlight of the Aloft Hotel for me was the infinity pool on the rooftop.

Pool @ Aloft KL Sentral
Pool @ Aloft KL Sentral

The place looks AMAZING in the day. Check out it out at night!

Pool @ Aloft KL Sentral
Pool @ Aloft KL Sentral

Breathtaking isn’t it? Also, at night, the rooftop bar, Mai Bar comes alive and you can choose to chill by the pool or in the pool.

Mai Bar @ Aloft KL Sentral
Decor of Mai Bar @ Aloft KL Sentral

In all, I think Aloft KL Sentral is amazing! How the whole hotel is wifi enabled with free wifi definitely is a very large plus point in me coming to this conclusion. LOL.

Besides, it is a really good place to stay if you want to have a chilled-out getaway from Singapore. The environment surrounding KL Sentral isn’t as noisy and messy like the Bukit Bintang/KLCC area. It is also really convenient to get there as it is just a 28 minute KLIA Express (RM 35.00 one way) ride from KLIA.

If you want to go shop for a bit, KLCC is just 4 or 5 stops away by Putra (RM 1.60 one way), Mid-Valley is 1 stop away (RM 1.00 one way) by KTM and Bukit Bintang is a few stops away via the Monorail.

Definitely a place I’d recommend if you want a quick getaway with a few friends or if you are a family unit with kids in the primary school age.

For more information, go check out the Aloft KL Sentral official website: www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com.