The June edition of Manja Magazine is out and it features Aliff Aziz’ all grown up on the cover. Boy, has he come a long way from ‘Sayang, Sayang’. Get your copy now.
Orkestra Melayu Singapura (OMS) performs Echoes of Sahara, a sonic journey of Arabic-influenced music throughout the world.
Together with guest Malaysia artistes Yasin and Fauziah Gambus, The Arab Association (Al Wehdah) music and dance ensemble and NADI percussion ensemble, maestro Amir Amin and his 60-piece orchestra will take you on a showcase of music across time and cultures that are influenced by sounds from the Middle East.
Be treated to an enchanting night of traditional Samrah song and dance, popular world music hits such as Aishah and Mimpi Laila by Yasin, Deliverance by Yanni and Desert Rose by Sting.
15 June, Saturday, 8pm, Esplanade Concert Hall S$28
1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission
Dee Kosh ‘judges’ and reviews Singapore’s newest singing competition ‘The Final One’ on this episode of Hot and Juicy. How does the debut episode of this reality TV show fare in the eyes of this 987 Radio DJ?
You watched it? The tweets went crazy with two words; Taufik Batisah and Harris Baba. But our focus right here is that we’re sad a few ‘Abang Melayu’ are out! FOUR to be exact! Hakim, Khairul Asanullah, Ryan Sufiyan and Zulkarnain Kamy officially didn’t make it into Top 40 today. It’s OK, geng! Rezeki mana mana boleh di cari!
The Final 1 comes back on TV next Wednesday at 8pm, and Results out at 10pm.
Guess what? SingTel Mio TV is going to show the 2nd season of MasterChef Selebriti Malaysia starting this 6th May. We thought it was quite the tragedy that MediaCorp Suria is showing the 1st season NOW that the 2nd season is on. What.. why?
That means now makcik-makcik who love both Dato’ Fazley Yaakob (Spoiler Alert: He’s the winner of the 1st season) and one of the participants of Season 2, Rozita Che Wan amongst many, got to catch it both the shows Saturday & Sunday on MediaCorp Suria, and Mondays on SingTel Mio TV’s Astro Ria) . We got more scoop here, wait up for updates!
For more information on SingTel Mio TV, please visit: http://mio.singtel.com/miotv
Yes, you read that right. We are going to highlight ONLY the Malay minority in the Final 1; Channel 5′s latest talent-scouting program airing in 2 days. Last Malay folk standing will be OUR winner! Let’s get to know who’s up against each other, shall we?
21 year old Danial Razak whose cover videos have been shared by The Script and Hot Chelle Rae themselves.
21 year old Farah Erfina wants you to know if she’s smiling in the bus, she’s listening to TaeYang.
Victoria JC’s 18 year old Farisha Ishak is ready to win your heart.
Hakim, 20 years old, recently appeared on Fiza O’s Muzik Arena. So dah ada head-start sikit…
We were not sure dia Melayu ke tak, tapi dia Muslim lah geng! 21 year old Harris Baba.
Subang telinga tu kena buka k nanti kalau Suria panggil buat show Raya.
Hariz Maloy (Mohammad Hariz bin Imran Maloy), 19 year old, looks like Australian Idol, Guy Sebastian kan?
18 year old adik cantik Hashy Yusof has big potential!
Kamsani Jumahat, also from Top 20 MediaCorp Suria’s Anugerah 2009, is 22 years old.
Kassandra Dewi Sulastri macam familiar je!! Her profile says she’s a full time performer, she should know her goods.
26 year old Abg Berg Khairul Asan’ullah takda online profile eh?
18 year old Maggie Syazana with a name you can’t forget!
20 year old Mohamed Amirul -your Twitter username kena senang sikit tau! Who knows you might go a long way in the show!
22 year old Sufie Rashid has made his rounds in the Malay singing contest circuit.
31 year old Ryan Sufiyan is officially the eldest Abang Melayu in the show!
Show won’t be complete without Kakak Melayu 28 year old Zarinah Bahtiar with hoop earrings and all.
Last but not least, cutie pie here, 18 year old Zulkarnain Kamy!
Not bad eh, ada 18 orang Melayu-Islam (termasuk Indian-Muslim k?) All the images were conveniently taken off The Final 1 microsite because to use their selfies on their Twitter profile just won’t do it. Sorry, kalau kita ter-miss any other orang kita from the lot. We wish you good luck! Belajar cakap Melayu yang betul tau, it will come in handy when you win!
Use #TheFinal1SG on Twitter when you watch the premiere tomorrow 24 April 2013 on MediaCorp Channel 5 at 8pm. Tweet to us your favourite!
“Cinta Kek is a reality series about four cousins of distinctively different personalities, who run an artisan cake shop. Superwoman Raiha who is in charge of producing delectable cakes for the shop, finds herself also having to juggle with managing the expectations of both her staff and customers, and trying to maintain work-life balance at the same time. Each week, as the shop receives different orders with different requirements; the team has to deal with many customers who can be unappreciative or demanding. At the end of the day, it is their love for the craft and family ties that see them through.” – Taken off MediaCorp Website
We are not too sure if this is really Info-Ed as the website writes, or really Reality-TV as the trailer suggests it to be. Produced by Fine Cut Media and directed by Remi M Sali for MediaCorp Suria, the program picks a ready-made idea from “Cake Boss” on TLC Asia and “DC Cupcakes” on Star World Asia, and gives it a Singaporean-Malay twist. The reality part is that it is set and located at a real cake shop in the form of ‘Cake Love Couture‘ off Jalan Pisang in the Sultan Mosque/Kampong Glam district in Singapore. The Info-Ed part kicks in when they show know-how in cake decorating. Albeit slow plot and weak acting (Ya, Reality program some more), one thing that cannot be denied is that the goods in the show like the monster-sized cakes are real and such cake-decorating skills is not something everyone can easily hone.
Sadly, we couldn’t find much online until we started digging the Facebook comments off their official pages. We suggest to the admin of Cinta Kek Facebook Page to update showtimes, behind-the-scene videos, catch-up TV links EVERYDAY, and also highlight the fact that there is a REAL cake shop behind all that cake batter and TV make-up. We also suggest a designated Twitter account to broadcast #kekcinta hashtag throughout the week. At least it’ll sell more cakes!
Kek Cinta airs on MediaCorp Suria 4 April til 23 May 2013 Every Thursday at 9.00pm
Catch up Kek Cinta on XinMSN HERE.
Good morning Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei & Indonesia. We at Gumbira used to blog on a much simpler platform back in 2007 and since 2011, we have stuck to only the social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Now we are BACK! We want to give focus to Singapore-Malay entertainment; sometimes in Malay and most of the time in English; so that everybody can enjoy the scoop.
If you have any updates on dramas, TV specials, music, theatre and anything entertainment that’s happening in Singapore-Johor, give us a buzz at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re still new at this! Kalau ada buat salah-silap, mohon tunjuk ajar!