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A Date with WLT Starz 华丽星星会 @ Empurau Fish Restaurant – Part II

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 5,201 views

Continue from Part I…

Halina Tam 譚小環 & Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍
Halina Tam 譚小環 & Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍 giving speech…

Moses Chan 陈豪
Moses Chan 陈豪

Wayne Lai 黎耀祥 (凭《巾帼枭雄》”柴九“一角而人气急升)
Wayne Lai 黎耀祥 (凭《巾帼枭雄》”柴九“一角而人气急升)

Halina Tam 譚小環
Halina Tam 譚小環

Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍
Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍

After giving opening speech they went round the table to meet the fans and took photo with them.

Meet the fans
Even aunty also Moses Chan 陈豪 fan, love him so much. Haha.

Group photo
Group photo of the Astro Guests.

Moses Chan 陈豪

Moses Chan 陈豪 & Wayne Lai 黎耀祥

Media Table

Vivian Tok 卓卉勤
Vivian Tok 卓卉勤 from MyFM was the MC of the day.

Vivian Tok 卓卉勤
She was very active and good emcee. She even help others to take photo!

TVB Star

TVB Stars
Wayne Lai 黎耀祥 also brought his camera along and asked Vivian to help him to take photo and they review the photo… they seems very happy with the pictures.

Hong Kong TVB artistes Moses Chan 陈豪, Wayne Lai 黎耀祥, Halina Tam 譚小環 and Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍

More exclusive coverage soon…

A Date with WLT Starz 华丽星星会 @ Empurau Fish Restaurant

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 5,217 views

Hong Kong TVB artistes Moses Chan 陈豪, Wayne Lai 黎耀祥, Halina Tam 譚小環 and Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍 came to Malaysia on 27 June 2009 to promote programmes aired over Astro Wah Lai Toi (Channel 311). The event themed “A Date with WLT Starz” 华丽星星会 organised by Astro Wah Lai Toi.

I’m honored to have a chance to lunch with them @ Empurau Fish Restaurant, Kuchai Lama. It was a fun event from early morning till night. Been following them since lunch, then Leisure Mall, Times Square and Sungei Wang. I will be covering the whole event as much as I could in details later. Arrive there around 10am+ and waited for their arrival. They arrived with quite a number of body guard. VIP ppl of coz need more body guard =)

Astro Crew Pass
After arrival collected my crew pass and this allowed me to have a nice place to do photo shooting and access the VIP area.

Empurau Fish Restaurant, Kuchai Lama
Empurau Fish Restaurant

Empurau Fish Restaurant, Kuchai Lama

Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍
Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍

Wayne Lai 黎耀祥, Halina Tam 譚小環
Wayne Lai 黎耀祥 (凭《巾帼枭雄》”柴九“一角而人气急升) & Halina Tam 譚小環

Moses Chan 陈豪
Moses Chan 陈豪

Moses Chan 陈豪

Wayne Lai 黎耀祥

Halina Tam 譚小環

Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍

A Date with WLT Starz 华丽星星会 @ Empurau Fish Restaurant

Stay tuned for more updates…

REMEMBERING THE LEGEND – MICHAEL JACKSON @ 1Utama

Sunday, June 28th, 2009 3,231 views

A tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON

REMEMBERING THE LEGEND – MICHAEL JACKSON 追悼會

(吉隆坡)一場向一代巨星麥可傑遜致敬的追悼會,將在週日(28日)晚上7時在八打靈再也One Utama新翼正門口舉行,歡迎麥可粉絲踴躍出席。
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Great Singapore Sale 2009

Sunday, June 28th, 2009 2,587 views

Great Singapore Sale

Singapore’s most anticipated shopping extravaganza is back from 29 May to 26 July 2009. It is an eight-week “shopathon” to enjoy discounts of up to 70% on just about anything, anywhere. From the central shopping belt of Orchard Road and Marina Bay to the shopping precincts in the heartlands, you’ll find fantastic value on fashion, watches, jewellery, electronics and more.

Visitors can pick up the Great Singapore Sale Tourist Privilege Card to enjoy the exclusive promotions on retail offers including season’s hottest buys and also special privileges on lifestyle options ranging from dining, sightseeing, beauty and wellness to nightlife & entertainment.

Major stores and malls along Orchard Road and Marina Bay will be extending their opening hours till 11pm during weekends of the sale period. Wow this is really shop till you drop!

So be prepared more SGD and get tons of good back from Singapore. It’s a great time to shop now as it’s middle of the year so plan your holiday now and get yourself some quality time off to recharge yourself.

I myself love Singapore and every time I get there, I will look for tech stuff in Sim Lim Square it’s more or less the same like Malaysia Lowyat Plaza. There’s a lot of tech gadget that I consider cheaper than Malayasia. So do pay a visit there and get yourself some gadgets that is still not available in Malaysia. Enjoy and see you there!

Great Singapore Sale

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009

Saturday, June 27th, 2009 4,294 views

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 Launch

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 is making a conscious effort in its initial year to help raise funds for many of Malaysia’s charities, so they can focus on what they do best. Which is caring for and serving the less fortunate.

Our initiative is a community effort and cannot be successful without the support of runners, corporations, media and other organizations. Through this the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 is taking a step forward to become a true community event and helping the less fortunate across all ages and ethnicities. The target groups include underprivileged and special needs children, people with disabilities, women in distress and the needy. Your generous donations to these initiatives will help them overcome their challenges and improve their lives.

EVENT INFORMATION
Date : Sunday, 28 June 2009
Start Point : Dataran Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur
End Point : Dataran Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur
Website : www.kl-marathon.com
Enquiries : + (603) 7843 3180
Email : inquiries@kl-marathon.com

-Marathon (42.195km) 5.00 am
-Half Marathon (21.1km) 6.15 am
-10km 7.00 am
-Fun Run (5km) individual & group 7.45 am
-Kids Dash
Between 10 – 12 Years Old (3km) 8.30 am
Between 6 – 9 Years Old (950m) 8.30 am
*Only one parent/guardian issued with an identification tag will be allowed to accompany any child 9 years old & below on the race course.

Map for Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 :
Map for Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009

Official Site : http://www.kl-marathon.com/


Check out the video where you gonna run across, I have viewed it and I think I will faint half way… haha. All the best to all the contestants. Good luck and enjoy your run!

Road Closure for Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009
Start from Dataran Merdeka, Jln Hishamudin, Bulatan Hishamudin, Jln Damansara, Jln Travers, Jln Tun Sambanthan, Jln sulaiman, Jln Sulatn Mohammad, Bulatan Sultan Mohammad, Jln Maharaja Lela, Jln Loke Yew, Jln Cheras, Jln Tun Razak, Jln Ipoh, Jln Raja Muda Abd Aziz, Jln Raja Abdullah, Jln Sultan Ismail, Jln Ampang, Jln Binjai, Jln Stonor, Jln Kia Peng, Jln Pinang, Jln P Ramlee, Jln Raja Chulan, Jln Bukit Bintang, Jln Gereja, Jln Tun H S Lee, Jln Sultan, Jln Hang Jebat, Jln Hang Tuah, Jln Dewan Bahasa, Susur Bukit Petaling, Jln Istana Baru, Lebuhraya Mahameru, Jln Sultan Salahuddin, Jln Dato Onn, Bulatan Dato Onn, Jln Parlimen, Jln Raja Laut, Jln Sri Amar, Jln T.A Rahman, Jln Raja, Jln Davis, Jln Imbi, Jln Kinabalu, Jln Cenderasari and Jln Cenderawasih.

Penutupan Jalan
Jalan-jalan yang terlibat akan ditutup 15 minit awal bagi memastikan tiada sebarang kenderaan berada diatas jalan laluan peserta dan dibuka semula apabila semua perserta telah melalui jalan-jalan tersebut.

So dear saimatkong blog reader, please take note of the road closure and make sure you plan your trip so that you will not stuck in between and get caught in jam. You could check the video streaming here too http://www.itis.com.my/atis/ocx_checker.jsf

Michael Jackson dies in LA hospital (R.I.P)

Friday, June 26th, 2009 3,915 views

Michael Jackson Is Dead – Rest In Peace, you will be remembered forever. Your songs will be playing all over the world today…”Beat It”

Updates with confirmation of death from coroner’s office

LOS ANGELES: Michael Jackson, the sensationally gifted child star who rose to become the “King of Pop” and the biggest celebrity in the world only to fall from his throne in a freakish series of scandals, died Thursday. He was 50.

Jackson died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner for Los Angeles County, confirmed his office had been notified of the death and would handle the investigation.

The circumstances of Jackson’s death were not immediately clear.

Michael Jackson
Police are seen outside UCLA Medical Center, where Michael Jackson was taken in Los Angeles Thursday, June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson died Thursday at age 50. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m. local time (3:30 EDT, 1930 GMT), Capt. Steve Ruda told the Los Angeles Times.

The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda told the newspaper.

Jackson’s death brought a tragic end to a long, bizarre, sometimes farcical decline from his peak in the 1980s, when he was popular music’s premier all-around performer, a uniter of black and white music who shattered the race barrier on MTV, dominated the charts and dazzled even more on stage.

His 1982 album “Thriller” – which included the blockbuster hits “Beat It,” “Billie Jean” and “Thriller” – remains the biggest-selling album of all time, with more than 100 million copies worldwide.

The public first knew him in the late 1960s, when as a boy he was the precocious, spinning lead singer of the Jackson 5, the music group he formed with his four older brothers.

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is seen in file pictures from top left, 1971, 1977, 1979, and bottom left, 1983, 1987, and 1990. Jackson has died in Los Angeles at age 50 on Thursday, June 25, 2009. (AP Photo)

Among their No. 1 hits were “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” and “I’ll Be There.”

He was perhaps the most exciting performer of his generation, known for his feverish, crotch-grabbing dance moves and his high-pitched voice punctuated with squeals and titters. His single sequined glove, tight, military-style jacket and aviator sunglasses were trademarks second only to his ever-changing, surgically altered appearance.

“For Michael to be taken away from us so suddenly at such a young age, I just don’t have the words,” said Quincy Jones, who produced “Thriller.”

“He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever. I’ve lost my little brother today, and part of my soul has gone with him.”

Jackson ranked alongside Elvis Presley and the Beatles as the biggest pop sensations of all time.

In fact, he united two of music’s biggest names when he was briefly married to Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie.

But as years went by, Jackson became an increasingly freakish figure – a middle-aged man-child weirdly out of touch with grown-up life.

His skin became lighter, his nose narrower, and he spoke in a breathy, girlish voice.

He surrounded himself with children at his Neverland ranch, often wore a germ mask while traveling and kept a pet chimpanzee named Bubbles as one of his closest companions.

In 2005, he was cleared of charges he molested a 13-year-old cancer survivor at Neverland in 2003.

He had been accused of plying the boy with alcohol and groping him.

The case took a fearsome toll on his career and image, and he fell into serious financial trouble.

Jackson was preparing for what was to be his greatest comeback: He was scheduled for an unprecedented 50 shows at a London arena, with the first set for July 13.

He was in rehearsals in Los Angeles for the concert, an extravaganza that was to capture the classic Jackson magic: showstopping dance moves, elaborate staging and throbbing dance beats.

Singer Dionne Warwick said: “Michael was a friend and undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest entertainers that I fortunately had the pleasure of working with … we have lost an icon in our industry.”

Hundreds of people gathered outside the hospital as word of his death spread. The emergency entrance at the UCLA Medical Center, which is near Jackson’s rented home, was roped off with police tape.

“Ladies and gentlemen, Michael Jackson has just died,” a woman boarding a Manhattan bus called out, shortly after the news was announced.

Immediately many riders reached for their cell phones.

In New York’s Times Square, a low groan went up in the crowd when a screen flashed that Jackson had died, and people began relaying the news to friends by cell phone.

“No joke. King of Pop is no more. Wow,” Michael Harris, 36, of New York City, read from a text message a friend sent to his telephone.

“It’s like when Kennedy was assassinated. I will always remember being in Times Square when Michael Jackson died.” – AP

For latest news, pictures and videos on Michael Jackson from the AP Wire

Source : TheStar

A Date with Wah Lai Toi Starz 星星同学会 Live in Malaysia

Friday, June 26th, 2009 4,323 views

Hong Kong TVB artistes Moses Chan 陈豪, Wayne Lai 黎耀祥, Halina Tam 譚小環 and Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍 will be coming to Malaysia on 27 June 2009 to promote programmes aired over Astro Wah Lai Toi (Channel 311). The event themed “A Date with WLT Starz” 星星同学会 organised by Astro Wah Lai Toi. Set at Cheras Leisure Mall and Sungei Wang Plaza respectively, will see artistes interacting and playing games with the audience at a closer range.

The stars will be in town to promote Wah Lai Toi’s non-drama programmes; “Coffee Confidential” 品味咖啡 a coffee-centric infotainment programme, “Destiny and Beyond” 玄學天王 : 星座篇 an astrology and feng shui programme, “The Master of Monkey King” 大唐西遊記 a documentary exploring the classic Journey to the West pilgrimage and “Off Pedder” 畢打自己人 a sitcom set in a publishing firm about a power struggle between men and women to lead Chao Magazine.

Moses Chan 陈豪
Moses Chan 陈豪

Wayne Lai 黎耀祥
Wayne Lai 黎耀祥

Halina Tam 譚小環
Halina Tam 譚小環

Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍
Wong Cho Lam 王祖藍

“A Date with WLT Starz” Roadshow
Date: 27 June (Saturday)
Time: 2.30pm Road show starts
Venue: Leisure Mall Concourse (Exit of Giant)

“A Date with WLT Starz” Roadshow
Date: 27 June (Saturday)
Time: 7.00pm Road show starts
Venue: Sg Wang (Outdoor)

So go the the particular venue to meet them! =)

GSC Website Traffic Overloaded Because Of Transformer?

Friday, June 26th, 2009 3,432 views

Have you watched Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?

Heard a lot of good review and feedback of it and it’s actually made GSC Website down because too many user login to book or purchase Transformer tickets thru GSC website? Wow I think this movie creates the history liao…

I myself have not watch it as I do not have any free premier tickets for it too bad. Hope with the New Opening of GSC Tropicana Mall, I could get the ticket this weekend, finger cross. If got also 1st two row of the cinema then I will not go for it lo don’t want to suffer for 2 and a half hours but to enjoy the movie!

GSC Website Too Many Users

Too Many Users
There are too many connected users. Please try again later.

Then GSC come out with a simplified page to over the problem so that the movie enthusiasts still able to get their tickets.

GSC Simplified Website

GOLDEN SCREEN CINEMAS

Due to extremely heavy online traffic, the usual landing page on www.gsc.com.my has been temporarily re-located and replaced with this simplified page.

GSC Online Payment

KLUE URBANSCAPE 2009 – The City's All-Day Creative Arts Festival

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 3,090 views

KLUE URBANSCAPE 2009 - The City's All-Day Creative Arts Festival

What’s Urbanscape?

Urbanscapes 2009 is the city’s yearly all-day creative arts festival for everyone including you and me to appreciate arts. Last year’s Urbanscape was a blast at KL Performing Arts Centre. This year, Urbanscapes 2009 will showcase all the best that the city has to offer – music, arts, film, theatre and fashion, marketplace vendors and more. Besides that, you get to dictate the show and take part as well, sound cool huh?! Let’s mark your calendar for that fascinating event! Besides that, there’s attractive prizes to be won too, read below for more details.

Event Details

Date : 27 June 2009
Time : 12noon – 12 am
Venue : KLPAC
Ticket Price :
PRESALE: RM25
AT THE DOOR SALES: RM35
BRAND ANCHOR: Xpax

Exclusive to Xpax/U.O.X. customers:

1. FREE TICKETS
Get 2 FREE tickets for the first 200 Xpax/U.O.X. customers. If you are not Xpax/U.O.X. user yet, no worry, just get yourself a RM30 reload and get a FREE Xpax / U.O.X starter pack. If you are the existing customer, you just have to top up RM30. You will be able to get the Free Tickets at the booth next to the ticketing counter at the event and each customer only eligible for 1 redemption.

2. TICKET DISCOUNTS
You also get to buy the Urbanscapes ticket at RM25 at the door (RM10 discount)

What if you are not a Xpax / U.O.X customer?
You must register to become a Xpax / U.O.X customer. (Buy a RM10 reload and get a Xpax / U.O.X starter pack FREE)

How do they redeem this discount? :
Step 1: Go to the U.O.X. booth close to the ticketing booth whereby they will be verified to see if they are a Xpax / U.O.X customer. If not they are not a customer they will be required to sign up for Xpax / U.O.X
Step 2: They will be issued a discount voucher. Each customer will only be able to buy 2 tickets maximum
Step 3: Bring the discount voucher to the normal ticketing booth , submit the voucher and purchase the tickets

X-SNAPS! Contest

X-SNAPS! is a photography contest which open to Xpax / U.O.X customers.

Contest Duration : 27 June to 11 July 2009

How to participate:
a) At the event
Step 1 : Snap pictures using camera or mobile phone during Urbanscapes. The pictures must be in the following categories:
Colour, Fashion, Music and Design

Step 2 : Upload the pictures via the following methods:
Method 1: At the booth at the 24hr KL booth area:
Participants can upload their pictures at the booth at the 24hr KL area by passing over their media card at the booth.

Method 2: MeTV
Users who snap the pictures using their phone can MMS it to 26388.

The subject of the MMS must include the following information separated by a comma:
< the name of the photo >, < which category the picture is supposed to be in >, < the person’s name >
eg: Funky stuff,fashion,Ali Ahmad

b) After the Event
Participants can still upload the pictures that they have taken via the following methods:
Method 1: Email it to xsnaps@xpax.com.my

The following details must be included in the email :
- Title of Picture, Category of Picture, Name, Mobile Number

Method 2: MeTV
Users who used their phone to snap the pictures can MMS it to 26388.

The subject of the MMS must include the following information separated by a comma:
< the name of the photo >, < which category the picture is supposed to be in >, < the person’s name >
eg: Funky stuff,fashion,Ali Ahmad

Metv:
Users can go to the metv wap site to view the pictures. There will be a special section in metv

What’s the prizes for the winner of X-Snaps?:
There will be a winner for each of the four categories:
Colour, Fashion, Music, Design

Each winner will receive a N97 + Half a year free airtime (RM150 x 6 mths), wow that’s a lot of talk time!

* This category is to encourage post event hype
* If winner is not a customer when they win they must sign up immediately

* Winners selection criteria: They will be judged by a panel of judges.

Map to KLPAC :

KLPAC Map


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Lee Chong Wei, Chin Eei Hui & Wong Pei Tty Champion in Indonesia Open 2009

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 3,115 views

Wow, finally a good show from Lee Chong Wei, Chin Eei Hui & Wong Pei Tty to show that they are no. 1 in Badminton. Malaysia Boleh, they both really show their spirit in this Indonesia Open Final, despite being “BOO” by the Indonesia fans they still able to make it, that’s the spirit! The only dissapointment is that our Malaysian Men’s double, Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong, did not make it to the final. Nonetheless, it’s a good show and performance from Malaysia team.

The men’s double final between Korea and China was very excited and it was a close fight between them, I must say Lee Yong Dae surely has potential to be the best badminton player as he’s very committed and strong mind.

Fearless Chong Wei stuns Taufik

PETALING JAYA: Intimidation from the Indonesian fans did not stop Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei from defeating local favourite Taufik Hidayat to lift the Indonesia Open men’s singles title at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta yesterday.

The world No. 1 carved out a stunning 21-9, 21-14 win over Taufik to justify his top billing in the eighth leg of the Super Series. It was the second time that Chong Wei won the title after 2007.

Chong Wei was in total command of the match against the six-time Indonesian Open champion, who has left the national team to fend on his own as an independent player.

The win for Chong Wei certainly made up for the disappointment of losing to Vietnamese Nguyen Tien Minh in the second round of the preceding Singapore Open.

National singles chief coach Rashid Sidek was happy with Chong Wei’s quick rebound in form.

“Chong Wei showed strong mental strength today. He did not let the spectators get to him. Instead, he was confident all the way,” he said.

“Even a short spell in the second game did not get him down. Instead, he showed the true quality of a world No. 1 player in his game against Taufik.

“It is a great day for Malaysia. It is the first time that we have won two titles in the Indonesia Open.”

Malaysia’s other title came in the women’s doubles through world No. 1 Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty, who defeated Cheng Shu-Zhao Yunley of China.

On the next assignment in the Malaysian Open Gold Grand Prix, which begins on Wednesday in Johor Baru, Rashid predicts another final encounter between Chong Wei and Taufik.

“They are the top two seeds and barring any upsets and fatigue, I hope Chong Wei can go all the way to win the Open at home too,” he said.

“Chong Wei definitely played better than he did in the Singapore Open. He is certainly shaping up well for the world championships (in India in August).”

Meanwhile, Lee Yong-dae of South Korea made up for his disappointment in the mixed doubles by winning the men’s doubles title with Jung Jae-sung. The duo played superbly to beat China’s Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng 21-15, 21-18 in a tight 43-minute battle.

Earlier, Yong-dae and his Olympic Games gold medal-winning mixed doubles partner, Lee Hyo-jung, went down 17-21, 21-8, 16-21 to China’s Zheng Bo-Ma Jin.

Source : TheStar

Badminton: Eei Hui-Pei Tty finally justify their No. 1 status

PETALING JAYA: It was a day of firsts for Malaysia’s Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty and India’s Saina Nehwal when they prevented a China domination in the women’s badminton events of the Indonesia Open at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta yesterday.

Eei Hui-Pei Tty ended six months of disappointment when they justified their world No. 1 status for the first time, beating China’s Cheng Shu-Zhao Yunlei 21-16, 21-16 in a 37-minute final match.

It was sweet revenge for the Malaysians, who were beaten by the Chinese pair once before in the final of the Japan Open last year.

For Eei Hui-Pei Tty, it was their third international Open title after their success in the Danish Open and the Super Series Masters Finals last year.

Chin Eei Hui & Wong Pei Tty
Malaysia’s Wong Pei Tty (right) and Chin Eei Hui bite medals after defeating China’s Chen Shu and Zhao Yunlie during their women’s doubles final match at Istora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. -AP

Their good run in the second half of last year saw them take the world No. 1 ranking in January but since then, they failed miserably and did not feature in a final until yesterday. And a back injury to Eei Hui in March did not help their cause. But yesterday, all went right for Eei Hui-Pei Tty.

“Honestly, the win here is something that is difficult for me to believe. We were not thinking about our world No. 1 status. We just took a match at a time,” said Pei Tty in a telephone interview.

“But to come this far and win our first title this year here in Indonesia is really great. I think, the turning point for us was our first-ever win over the Koreans (Lee Hyo-jung-Lee Kyung-won in the quarter-finals). It lifted a big burden off our shoulders. It gave us a lot of confidence to go all out in the final.”

The 29-year-old Pei Tty gave credit to Eei Hui, who celebrated her 27th birthday on Thursday, for her quick comeback from injury.

“It is common to be injured but Eei Hui certainly did great to make a strong comeback sooner than expected. It involves a lot of hardship.”

Eei Hui said that they played the right tactical game to get the better of the Chinese.

“Cheng Shu, especially, was making a lot of mistakes. She was our target for the day. Our defence was also solid and that frustrated our opponents,” she said.

“We certainly surprised ourselves with the win here. All the top pairs were in the competition and it definitely gives us confidence and a new hope to do well in the world championships (in India from Aug 10-16). But we still need to brush up some areas of our game.”

The next tournament for Pei Tty-Eei Hui is the Malaysian Open Gold Grand Prix, beginning on Wednesday in Johor Baru.

In the women’s singles, 19-year-old Saina scored a major breakthrough in her career when she put up a brilliant show, especially in the decider, to stun Wang Lin of China 12-21, 21-8, 21-9 in a 49-minute thriller.

It was Saina’s first Super Series title and it certainly gave her a huge dose of confidence ahead of the world championships in Hyderabad. Just a day ago, the former world junior champion, beat world No. 3 Lu Lan of China.

For the record, it is rare for China to return home without a title from either the women’s singles or doubles.

Source : TheStar

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