Tuesday, April 7, 2020

CANCELLATION OF KUALA LUMPUR STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON 2020


                                 


 Press Statement 

In light of the uncertainties brought about by the still developing Covid-19 global pandemic, Dirigo Events regretfully announces the cancellation of the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) 2020 that was scheduled to take place on 13 and 14 June 2020. The health and safety of our runners, organising crew, volunteers, medical personnel, officials and police personnel are our top priority, and after consultations with all relevant stakeholders, we could not in good conscience proceed with the event without being able to guarantee everyone’s safety.

After exploring all possible avenues for a postponement of the event, we unfortunately could not find an available date or venue that would be suitable for an event of the magnitude of KLSCM. We have therefore decided that the only possible course of action would be to cancel this year’s event and automatically defer all individual registrations to 2021. We are planning to have KLSCM 2021 at a similar time period as this year, which is the second week of June, pending confirmation from the city council.

“This was not an easy decision as we understand the amount of time and preparation that has been put into this year’s event from all parties has been significant. Thank you to all of our runners, volunteers and fans for your support and understanding at this time. We realise that there will be many questions with regards to the cancellation in the coming days and have updated our FAQ section on our website to address this,” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of KLSCM and Director of Dirigo Events, the owner and organiser of the event.

Consequently, all remaining Running Clinics, the REPC (Race Entry Pack Collection) and the Active Lifestyle Expo for KLSCM 2020 have also been cancelled. The Run For A Reason (RFAR) charity initiative will continue until 14 May and all funds raised thus far will be disbursed to the respective charity beneficiaries.
We implore everyone who is a part of the KLSCM family, and the wider national and global community to do their respective parts in combating the coronavirus.
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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Taiwan Innovative Products From DYACO & ACERA @KLSCM2019 Expo



Taiwan Excellence joined the KL Standard Chartered Marathon, the biggest marathon event in Malaysia, for the first time this year. Representing the best of Taiwanese innovation and products, Taiwan Excellence aims to convey its “Run in Style” in the Active Lifestyle Expo from the 26th to 28th of September. The Taiwan Excellence Pavilion will showcase the most fashionable Taiwanese apparel to drive home the message of “positivity, health, vitality” and to provide the perfect opportunity for visitors to experience the lifestyle innovation Taiwan has to offer.

Category: Sports & Leisure


Brand:

by DYACO


TREADMILL CT900

·         Oversize pulleys and 12 groove poly-v belt with tensioning idler reduce stress on the system for added reliability
·         Double-sided .5mm phenolic coated deck, 3.0” rollers and multi-ply Habasit® belt combine to provide a low maintenance system for thousands of miles
·         Roomy 22” x 62” workout surface offers clients plenty of room for a comfortable workout
·         Industrial, 5.0 horsepower AC drive system provides power and longevity

·         Polyurethane shock absorbers ensure just the right amount of cushioning

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ELLIPTICAL CE900




·         30 lbs. flywheel with a 12:1 pedal to flywheel ratio creates the perfect balance for smooth stride motion at any speed/resistance level

·         Extra wide, 12 groove poly-v belt with roller bearing tensioner system to provide smooth feel and long product life
·         21” stride length with exclusive 2-degree pedal inversion to assure a comfortable motion
·         Industrial grade 72mm roller bearings assure for long life and added reliability
·         Generator system allows the unit to be placed in any location



     



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Category: Lifestyle

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ACERA, founded in 1986 by Yu Chun-Ming, is a Taiwanese brand, which interprets the tradition of the best Taiwan craftsmanship in a modern way. Its travel mugs, in fine ceramic, are its iconic products. Aiming at creating a world-renowned brand of ceramic products, ACERA introduced unique ceramic techniques and patented technology to rigorous manufacturing processes, and adopt both traditional and modern designs. 


LIVEN KINGS VACUUM MUG

LIVEN KINGS VACUUM MUG comes with a ceramic interior and a stainless steel exterior. The use of an insulated container with an interior made of mineral materials and equipped with a shock-absorbing structure endows the product with unique safety properties.The product has the function of releasing far infrared rays and negative ions, which gives users a pleasurable experience when using it for drinks. It has excellent hot and cold insulation propertiesand easy to carry.






Cheongsam Travel Mug


Cheongsam is a typical representative of modern Chinese women’s fashion. Its flowing melodies and rich poetry show Chinese women’s gentleness, softness and connotation. Deep cultural heritage and aesthetic qualities create fascinating Oriental fashion. Chinese-Style Lady Tumbler reproduces the classic style of the old era by paying tribute to female curves. They adopt the shape of Cheongsam in body design. The noble and elegant, charming and beautiful style shows the poetic tradition of Cheongsam. The product is full of attractive design elements as well as inventive retro temperament.




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About Taiwan Excellence 

Supported by Ministry of Economic Affairs Taiwan, the “Taiwan Excellence Awards” is organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, and executed by TAITRA since 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 100 countries worldwide. The award winners were all prominent Taiwanese brands, which rigorously selected based on a thorough mechanism and several evaluation criteria including research & development (R&D), design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese manufacturing and etc. In order to allow Taiwan Excellence to reach out to the world and to establish a stronger position in the global marketplace, an integrated marketing initiative--Taiwan Excellence Image Enhancement Plan (IEP) has been implemented worldwide. Now, for the very first time, Taiwan Excellence arrived in Malaysia and series of promotional events will be carried out over the time.

* Please visit www.taiwanexcellence.org for more details.


Friday, September 27, 2019

Taiwan Excellence Sweeps Across in the KL Standard Chartered Marathon 2019


95 Taiwan Excellence Products to Promote Healthy & Excellence Lifestyle

 [Kuala Lumpur, 26 September 2019] Representing the best of Taiwanese innovation and product quality, Taiwan Excellence has made tremendous headway in promoting its branding in Malaysia and participats in Malaysia’s largest marathon ~ the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2019 for the first time this year. By carrying the slogan “Everyday Excellence”, Taiwan Excellence showcases95 different products from 27 Taiwanese manufacturers at the Active Lifestyle Expo from the 26th to 28th of September.
Themed “Run in Style”, Taiwan Excellence Pavilion in the Expo showcases 4 major categories: sports & leisure, health & beauty, e-sports & ICT and lifestyle. Amongst the featured items are the Matrix TF50XR professional treadmill by Johnson Fitness which comes with the company’s Ultimate Deck and state-of-the-art Johnson Drive System; compression sportswear by U.CR+ which are made using environmentally friendly high-tech materials to achieve low air resistance and improve performance; carbon fiber road bicycles by Volanda that are designed for competitive use featuring lightweight and shock absorbing frames designed to draw out every competitive edge; facial cleansing products, moisturisers and active body cleansers from MASKINGDOM that are designed for active lifestyles; and the GF75 Thin gaming laptop by MSI designed for a truly immersive gaming experience.
Smart Running in Preparation for Marathon
In addition to product testing at the booth, Taiwan Excellence also invited renowned Malaysian marathoner Coach Edan Syah from the Smart Athletics Club to host a running workshop for the visitors where he demonstrated the proper way to run and strategies to improve performance.
Edan Syah was selected as Malaysia’s fastest marathon runner in 2016 and has achieved outstanding results in various international marathon competitions, including a personal best of 2 hours, 30 minutes and 53 seconds in the 2017 Gold Coast Marathon. Edan Syah has always advocated “smart” running based on the right knowledge and adjusting the speed and intensity of running according to an individual’s heart rate in order to allow the body to perform at its peak in all situations.
During Edan Syah’s demonstration of his warm-up routine on stage, the audience was spurred by his energy and enthusiasm and started moving with him in a mass workout session
In addition to the energetic demonstrations by celebrity coach Edan Syah, Taiwan Excellence also has a series of exciting activities lined up across the three-day event. “Run for Excellence” encourage runners compete in race from Johnson Fitness and Spirit treadmill; visitors are also encouraged share their running photographs in the “Snap & Share My Running photos” activityto redeem a secret present; fans of Malaysian internet sensation Danny Koo can also get the chance to meet him personally as he will be spending the healthy and wonderful weekend with participants.
Visitors at the expo can experience the innovation of Taiwanese products first-hand with professionals at hand to guide them on the use of the products. After delivering a speech, Mr. Wan Yew Leong, Programme Director of Olympic Council of Malaysia Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) listens to the introduction of Johnson Fitness & Spirit machines. He encourages everyone with a busy daily schedule to steal time at odd moments and workout from a modern treadmill.  Wan also expresses his interest in Step2Gold Tada Chair, which is a portable chair as well as a walking stick.
The inaugural Standard Chartered Marathon in Kuala Lumpur began 11 years ago with 10,000 participants and the number of participants has since grown to 40,000 for this year’s event. The marathon is one of the most highlighted events in the Malaysia’s running calendar and is also the first running event in Malaysia’s history where participants are selected through a ballot system.
The Taiwan Excellence Pavilion pre-marathon Active Lifestyle Expo will be held in booth S3, Hall 4 at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.



Photos Caption: (From Left to Right)
Mr. Rainer Biemans
Director of Dirigo Events, Organiser of KL Standard Chartered Marathon

Mr. Edan Syah
Head Coach of Smart Athletics Club (SAC) Malaysia
Smart Running Educator
依登沙,馬拉松好手Smart Athletics Club教練

Ms. Tasha Hsiao
Director of Taiwan Trade Centre, KL Representative Office
吉隆坡台灣貿易中心主任蕭春雁 

Mr. Wan Yew Leong
Programme Director of Olympic Council of Malaysia Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC)
大馬奧林匹克理事會高階運動管理課程項目總監温有良  


About Taiwan Excellence

The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honours Taiwan’s most innovative products that provide tremendous value to users worldwide. All products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards based on their excellence in R&D, design, quality, and marketing that offer “Innovative Value” while satisfying the key criterion of being “made in Taiwan”. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 102 countries.

Taiwan Excellence Mark
The Taiwan Excellence logo is inspired by the pursue of “perfection” and the six interwoven arcs represent the close ties Taiwan has with the global economic system and the interconnectivity of today’s industries while the red colour represents the vitality of Taiwanese companies. The six arcs are independent on their own but yet come together to form a strong collective image to represent the way Taiwanese industries complement each other to form a whole.
The Taiwan Excellence logo has been registered in 102 countries to date.

Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, BOFT's role and position have been adjusted regularly to meet the needs of the ever changing international economic and trade environments. The BOFT has been guiding and working with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities both internationally and domestically. Having worked closely with TAITRA for many decades, the BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.

Implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, semi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 63 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Centre (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.

For further information, please contact Techtrans Public Relations:

Ms. Tio Sze Yuen                                                             
+603-8023 7798 / 010-257 9523                  
taiwan@techtrans.com.my

Friday, March 1, 2019

IN MEMORY OF EVELYN ANG

Specially written by Michelle Jane ( https://www.facebook.com/michelle.jane.397 )


No cones
She runs, 
He runs, 
We run, 
They run.

She stops, 
He stops, 
We stop, 
They stop, 
The car does not stop.

No cones they say, 
So what we say. 
No cones they say, 
He did not stop we say.

A life taken, 
No cones they say. 
A life gone, 
No cones they say.

They have one answer, 
We have no answer.

We hope, we pray
That just one day
Justice will be served
The punishment deserved.

MJ 2019


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2019 OPENS BALLOTING FOR PUBLIC


Balloting will run from February 13 to 19, 2019

Due to the overwhelming response to the loyalty registration period for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019 (SCKLM2019), there is a reduced number of slots available for public registrations as compared with the year before. There are a total of over 10,000 slots available across all categories and in order to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity of getting a race slot, public registrations for the SCKLM 2019 will be in the form of a ballot.
Runners will be able to cast their ballots from 10.00am, 13 February 2019 to 11.59pm 19 February 2019. Ballot selection will be completely random and computerised, and will be activated by YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports on 22 February 2019. Successful applicants will then be notified by email and will have until 5 March to complete registration by making payment. Each person is only allowed one ballot entry.
“We’ve taken some learnings from our 10th Anniversary edition last year and to prevent situations where potential participants couldn’t register due to network congestion or poor internet connections, the balloting period will ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity of earning a race slot for SCKLM2019,” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events. “We apologise to the running community as we’ve had to institute this system in reaction to the unexpected volume of take-ups during the loyalty registration period but moving forward, we will be using the ballot system for all registrations from 2020 onwards. There will be a guaranteed quota for 2019 registered runners and those who are unsuccessful in the loyalty registration ballot in 2020 will be automatically included in the ballot for public registrations, giving you two opportunities to secure a race slot,” added Rainer.
The multi-award winning Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be held on 28 and 29 September 2019 at Dataran Merdeka.

For registration
https://www.kl-marathon.com/

FAQ for balloting
https://www.kl-marathon.com/about/faq/?fbclid=IwAR0qADtkXPur-H195fC47EhW_FF65e6DF-8vA_J74fb1slKqrWa7jmkMogw


Thursday, September 6, 2018

S.E.A. Games Bronze Medalist Muhaizar Mohamad Attempts To Break The National Marathon Record

(credit : photo from Berita Harian Online)

Current and four-time consecutive winner of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, as well as S.E.A. Games bronze medalist, Muhaizar Mohamad will be attempting to break the national marathon record at the BMW Berlin Marathon on 16th September 2018. Muhaizar is currently being managed by Dirigo Events, who are also sponsoring his record breaking attempt. This is part of Dirigo Events’ continuing efforts to develop the sport of marathon running in Malaysia, as well as to provide support for one of Malaysia’s best marathoners.

Muhaizar has currently just completed acclimatization training in Cameron Highlands as he tries to give himself the best chance possible to break the current national mark. His personal best was recorded in his first ever overseas event when he posted 2:27:21 in close to freezing temperatures at this year’s Tokyo Marathon. He will attempt to go under the national record of 2:25:28 posted by Leo Tan, also in Tokyo this year.

Muhaizar will be leaving for Berlin on Saturday, 8th September 2018 on a 11.20pm flight from KLIA. You are cordially invited to meet him to offer your well wishes and he will also be available to answer any questions you may have. Muhaizar will be at the The Olive Tree at KLIA from 8.00 – 9.00pm.