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In this August 31st, our beloved country, Malaysia is going to be 57 years old.

Many of you reading this (including myself) are probably not old enough to witness the birth of this country, but what a long way we’ve come since. Our blend of difference races, culture, and background in this vibrant society is what makes this country so unique, and is one that I will not give up.

I identify myself as a Malaysian first, and the love for the country is always within me.

ESCAPE Shots contest

For this Merdeka, you too can show your love for the country by featuring a person, a cause, a belief or anything that celebrates and promote the legacy of Malaysia by making a video and stand a chance to win RM 157,000 worth of prizes.

Here’s my entry to the contest, with Haze covering Sudirman’s “Warisan”, and myself painting the logo of Merdeka 57.

Entering the contest is simple by following the steps:

  • Make a video of up to 3 minutes in length with any device and upload it to YouTube.
  • Based your video on the theme “Di Sini Lahirnya Sebuah Cinta”, which is the first line of Sudirman’s “Warisan”. At least part of the song must be included in the video
  • Submit your video through a YouTube link on celcomescape.com or via DVD by 18 August 2014

Celcom Escape participating instructions

So, head to www.celcomescape.com, make a video and show your love to Malaysia!

Merdeka!

If you’ve been paying attention in the digital photography world, you’ve surely heard about the Samsung Galaxy Camera by now. It is simply a camera that changes everything with regards of how we share photos. After all, great photos are meant to be seen, and a photo that isn’t accessible isn’t one that’s very useful.

samsung galaxy camera panaroma photo at batu caves
Samsung Galaxy Camera panaroma photo at batu caves

A short summary of the camera’s specifications:

  • 3G/Wifi Connection
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Powerful 21X Optical Zoom Lens
  • 23 MM Wide Angel Lens
  • 1080P Full HD Video Recording
  • 121.1 MM (4.8”), 308 ppi,  HD Super Clear Touch Display
  • 16.3 Megapixel ½.3” BSI CMOS

sample photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera
sample photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera

I’ve had the Samsung Galaxy Camera for more than a couple weeks now, and I gotta say I’m rather impressed by this more than capable gadget. Besides looking great, the most important feature of all is that it runs on Android (Jelly Bean) and has 3G capabilities.

You can now get the Samsung Galaxy Camera for as low as RM 1499 with Celcom’s First Data Lite plan, the camera is otherwise priced at RRP of RM 1,899, so that’s a good RM 300-400 savings. Check out the plan below:

Samsung Galaxy Camera with Celcom First Data Lite plan

With the data plan you can pretty much share your photos instantly from basically anywhere to all your favorite social networks. I’ve been posting to instagram (check out instagram.com/kyspeaks) almost exclusively with photos taken from this camera in the past couple weeks.

The photo quality beats mobile phone’s quality hands down.

Haze with Samsung Galaxy Camera

More in depth review of the camera coming to this space soon. For now, check out Samsung Galaxy Camera with Celcom’s First Data Lite page for more info.

If you fancy a tablet, now is as good a time as anytime to get one. Celcom is again running the I LOVE TABLET FAIR at GoMobile 2012. Go check it out at KL Convention Center Hall 1 & 2 (Booth 91) on 11-13th May 2012 from 11 am to 9 pm.

Here are some of the deals you’ll find there:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 from RM 1,228

With subscription to

  • Broadband Lite + Voice @ RM38
  • Broadband Basic + Voice @ RM58
  • Broadband Advance + Voice @ RM88

Save up to RM 790 and comes with free Samsung goodie bag

Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus from RM 668

With subscription to

  • Broadband Lite + Voice @ RM38
  • Broadband Basic + Voice @ RM58
  • Broadband Advance + Voice @ RM88

Save up to RM 851 and comes with free screen protector worth RM 99

samsung galaxy 10.1

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 from RM 888

With subscription to

  • Broadband Lite + Voice @ RM38
  • Broadband Basic + Voice @ RM58
  • Broadband Advance + Voice @ RM88

Save up to RM 831 and comes with free desktop stand worth RM 119

With three different sizes of tablet, there’s definitely one that fits you snugly, but if a phone is what you’re looking for, here are some deals worth checking out too.

  • Samsung Galaxy S II from RM 978 (save up to RM 531 with free S II flip cover worth RM 99)
  • HTC One X from RM 1,358 (free Beats Audio Headphones with subscription of Celcom Exec package while stock lasts)
  • iPhone 4s from RM 558 (free 6,000 minutes and 6 GB data)
  • Xperia S from RM 1,218 (free accessories worth RM 534 & Live View worth RM 288)
  • Vodafone 555 Blue – FREE (with subscription of Celcom Exec 50 + mLite @ RM 78)

Sign up for Celcom Broadband at the fair and you’ll also get up to RM 120 rebate (RM 10 x 12 months) and free volume quota for 6 months. For music lovers, if you download and activate Musicube app on any Android devices or iPhone at GoMobile 2012, you can enjoy:

  • The chance to win a shopping spree of up to RM1,500 and shop along with Pixie Lott at Ted Baker (KL) on 27 May 2012!
  • You could also win 40 pairs of passes to the Pixie Lott showcase in KL (26 May)
  • And even get the chance to win awesome Beats audio headphones!

Visit www.celcom.com.my/smartphones for more information.

For those who aren’t in KL, I LOVE TABLET FAIR 2012 is also coming to a location near you:

  • Gurney Plaza, Penang – 17 to 20 May, 2012
  • One Borneo, Kota Kinabalu – 8 to 10 June, 2012
  • Spring Mall, Kuching – 22 to 24 June, 2012
  • KSL City Mall, Johor Bahru – 29 June to 1 July, 2012

Remember the previous post about Axiata Cup? Well, there’re both good and bad news on this follow up post.

The bad news is, Team Malaysia did not make it to the finals.

The good news is, you can still get a piece of the action on your mobile. Get on The Cube and subscribe to Who Will Win for exclusive Axiata Cup downloads and there’s a chance to win some awesome prizes, including a brand new Nissan Livina X-Gear.

Writing this actually makes me miss badminton, I should be able to play again in 1.5 month’s time if the MCL injury I suffered recovers according to schedule. 😀

i took the Nissan X-Gear for a test drive too
this is the same car to be won (maybe different color lah)

Here are the many ways you can participate to potentially get your hands on the prizes:

Who Will Win Trivia

  • put your badminton trivia and general knowledge to the test, you’ll receive badminton related SMS too
  • type <ON NICKNAME> and send to 23355

Who Will Win MMS Puzzle

  • this is a spot the shuttlecock contest, you have sharp vision?
  • type <ON GAME> and send to 22229

Who Will Win Call Me Tones

  • Music lovers can win by downloading any Singles vs Singles Call Me Tones or Duet vs Duet Call Me Tones
  • Selamanya – *888*140413# vs Untukmu – *888*139353#
  • Insyaallah – *888*101091# vs Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – *888*138245#

Get Axiata Cup Anthem for free

  • Axiata Cup Tigers Anthem – *888*152309#
  • Axiata Cup Leopards Anthem – *888*152310#

The are a tonne of cool stuff and exclusive contents on the Cube so make sure you check it out. Other than the Nissan Livina X-Gear, there are 12 weekly prizes of Samsung Galaxy Note and 100 daily prizes of Special Edition Jersey & Water Tumbler too.

Check out axiatacup.com for more!

Almost everyone in this badminton crazed country knows about Thomas Cup, Malaysian Open, and All England, but have you heard about Axiata Cup?

The Axiata Cup is a new regional badminton event created for the Axiata Group – one of Asia’s largest telecom companies, and most importantly, the biggest names in badminton in our country are in. That of course, includes world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei and also our top doubles pair in Kien Keat-Boon Heong.

The good news is, Malaysia is now through to the semi-finals and will duke it out against the Indonesian teams on 31st March to 1st April at Stadium Badminton Cheras.

  • 31st March, 2pm: INA Rajawali vs MAL Leopards
  • 1st April, 8pm: INA Garuda vs MAL Tigers

So go there and cheer for Team Malaysia!

gateminton

If you get there before 4pm, be sure to check out “Gateminton”  – where you can beat your opponent and get cash prizes. The more rounds you win, the more cash prizes you pick up.

This just reminds me of  times I spent playing badminton right outside my old house in Penang. Good times!

To get free tickets to watch the action this weekends:

  • Spend RM50 or more at selected Blue Cube outlets in Klang Valley. Check here
  • Sign up for CE50 for Celcom Exec 1+5 Plan at the participating Blue Cube outlets & receive 2 FREE tickets!
  • Sign up for any Celcom Broadband plan to get 2 FREE tickets!
  •  Sign up for any smartphone plan with Celcom & get 2 FREE tickets!

Other than that, there’s also the WHO WILL WIN contest where the winner drives home a brand new Nissan Livina X-Gear.  Follow the Axiata Cup action on The Cube by getting the hottest badminton downloads.

  • Put your badminton knowledge to the test in the WHO WILL WIN Trivia – send ON NICKNAME to 23355 to start
  • Spot the shuttlecock in the MMS Puzzle and stand to get rewarded! – send ON GAME to 22229
  • Check out http://www.thecube.my/mdp/promo_axiatacup.jsp for many other ways to join WHO WILL WIN on The Cube