Local driver Afiq Yazid and Japanese team mate Toshiyuki Ochiai recently came top place at the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia series 2016 held over at Malaysia’s famous international F1 circuit and the famed Fuji International Speedway in Japan.
Yazid, a graduate of Lamborghini’s Young Driver Program, has been competing in the series for four years running and has come a long way since his first foray into the world of Lamborghini racing. He has shown what can be achieved with dedication and commitment, performing tremendously well in the past two seasons.
The race wraps up after a weekend of racing highlights in Fuji, drivers and teams now focus their attention towards the sixth Asia series race and Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final, both in Valencia. The World Final in December will see the convergence of competitors from all three international series – European, North American and Asian – on the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, which will see a head-to-head competition for a place on the top steps of the global podium – as the Super Trofeo World Champion.
在雪邦国际赛场与闻名遐迩的日本FujiInternational Speedway举办的2016 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia第5场巡回赛，由马来西亚赛车手Afiq Yazid和日本搭档Toshiyuki Ochiai双双荣登榜首。
The winners of People’s Choice Award 2016, an initiative founded by Brand Yourself to recognise outstanding individuals with prominent achievements in their industries, were announced during a Gala event held at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. Around 300 guests attended this year’s People’s Choice Award, which also marked the second year of the award ceremony where 14 eligible nominees were selected to run for the 4 awards.
在吉隆坡Le Meridien酒店举行的第二届人民选择奖(People’s Choice Award)由拿汀卢妙卿与黄荣斌主持，吸引约300人踊跃出席。共有14人被提名角逐4个奖项，最终 Cyrus Chin 赢获人民选择奖 (People’s Choice Award)与最富魅力奖 (Most Charismatic Award)，Sky与 Kevin Ong勇夺最有前途企业家奖 (Most Promising Entrepreneur Award)，Aw Tai Hau 赢得时尚大奖 (Most Stylish Award)。当晚的大会嘉宾是SAME（马来西亚中小型企业拓展中心）首席执行员符策勤，大马偶像 (Malaysia Idol)第一季决赛入围者 Nikki Palikat 以甜美且饱满的声线呈献Gemilang一曲，震撼全场观众。
For the sixth year in a row, Art Stage Singapore has brought Southeast Asian art to the forefront of international art market. The anchor event of Singapore Art Week was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre from 21 Jan to 24 this year.
Art Stage Singapore has long been the summit for serious collectors from Southeast Asia and beyond, a fact further proven by attendance of respected international art collectors and experts such as celebrity auctioneer Simon de Pury, architect Rem Koolhaas; and leading collectors Alain Servais (Belgium), Daisuke Miyatsu (Japan), and Deddy Kusuma (Indonesia).
Highlight of Art Stage Singapore 2016 was the Southeast Asia Forum that explored the bridge between the art market and the non-commercial facets of contemporary art. Encapsulating this idea was the exhibition ‘Seismograph: Sensing the City – Art In the Urban Age’ that successfully underscored the significance of contemporary art in developing the modern society.
Despite facing a gloomy economy and experiencing a dip in the number of visitors, Art Stage Singapore saw favourable sales. Among the top selling artists and artworks at Art Stage include Yayoi Kusama whose works fetched USD1.2 million and Chun Kwang Young who saw one of its works fetching USD 175,000.
The 88th Oscars was yet another glamorous success for those in the movie industry. Host Chris Rock actually did a good job playing down the #OscarSoWhite controversy by tackling the topic head on commenting on the black issues and hit a home run with ‘the White People’s Choice Awards’ statement.
As for the winners, Leonardo DiCaprio finally got to make his Best Actor acceptance speech after five nomination whereas Brie Larson clinched the Best Actress with Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikader for Best Supporting Male and Female roles. While Best Picture went to Spotlight, Director Alejandro G. Iñarritu won the Best Director for the second year in a row. It was not just a night about winners and losers but it was also one of the most important nights for the stars showing off their sparkling jewelleries and beautiful luxury outfits competing for attention.