Just now around 8.00pm while having family “Chap Goh Meh” dinner at Dragon-I 1Utama, suddenly blackout for few seconds and luckily there’s emergency light in the new wing so it’s not that bad.
This candle was given to every table that having dinner in Dragon-I. It’s a candle light dinner at 1utama! Whole 1u blackout! Aircond also tak da! Everyone kalam kabut.
Everyone rushing to get out of the restaurant and to get out of 1Utama soonest. Luckily, there’s still barely enough emergency lights covered and the car park was not in total darkness.
Some of the shops in 1 Utama were forced to close as they do not want people “Chan Foh Ta Gip”! If not someone might steal or take advantage of the power failure and crime might happen?
The traffic was terrible as all of the 1Utama shoppers rushing out from the mall not knowing what’s the caused of the blackout and do not want to risk themselves.
Old wing was badly hit by the power failure I guess, because when I passed by, the either old wing was dark and I’m guessing there was no emergency light installed in the old wing?
I’m not sure what’s the caused of the power failure / outage, someone mention that there’s fire in 1Utama but I don’t see any. Moreover, Centre Point was affected by the power failure too! Center Point McDonald’s was affected too!
I have seen some ppl mention and tweeted a photo of a fire near the new wing roof top on twitter. I think the fire happened only after the blackout?
1Utama Facebook Page Updated about the blackout or fire incident too but not much details were reviewed yet! Hope nobody got hurt.
Official Updates From 1 Utama Facebook Page
So I was right, the fire breakout at the mall’s garden rooftop shed after the power outage from TNB. Don’t spread the false information and create hoax. Read the details below.
Dear 1 Utama Shoppers,
We would like to give you a quick update to clarify and explain the actual situation that took place at our mall yesterday. There has been speculation and factual inaccuracies over online reports that we would like to urgently address. Actual timeline as follows:
• At approximately 8.00pm on 24 February 2013, 1 Utama suffered a power supply outage by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) which the mall had unfortunately no control over.
• When this happened, the mall’s electricity backup system was automatically put in operation, while TNB worked to urgently address the matter. Mall emergency lights were switched on. Lifts and escalators were also working. Electricity was then restored section by section throughout the mall, and power fully restored by 8.50pm.
• Due to this downtime, our car park boom gate barriers had to be manually operated. Our car park personnel were immediately deployed to control traffic by stopping car entry and also managing car exits the best way we could. We sincerely apologise to patrons for the heavy car park traffic resulting from this.
• At 9.00pm, another unlucky incident took place, which was a minor fire that broke out at the mall’s garden rooftop shed. The fire alarm was set off and our safety personnel rushed to extinguish the fire, with Bomba authorities notified and arriving shortly after.
• The fire was properly contained and put out within a few minutes. Other than items stored in the small shed, damage was absolutely minimal as can be seen in the enclosed photo, with the surrounding garden plants and flowers intact and unaffected.
• The minor fire did not spread to other areas of the mall, and there were no casualties. However there was still heavy smoke lingering on the rooftop due to rain and wind during this time.
• At the time of this statement, we are still awaiting for Bomba to investigate and autopsy the source of the fire.
Please help to share this so that the public has a clearer and better understanding over these incidents. It is regrettable and unfortunate that two unlucky incidents took place on the same evening. We hereby apologise for the inconvenience caused to all parties for our shortcomings, as we wish to be always be on the go to constantly improve and ensure the mall is safe and comfortable for all shoppers.
Thank you for your kind understanding.
1 Utama Management
Have you received any Chinese New Year Greeting Card this year? I think it’s been a long time since the last time that I received any physical greetings card.
Now all of us are sending eCards with the primary difference being that it is created using digital media instead of paper or other traditional materials. It’s faster and save on costing too! It also considered more environmentally friendly compared to traditional paper cards.
However, it’s really happy and excited when you received any physical card for me at least! I think it’s more like personal touch instead of the eCards!
LDP was flooded around 5.22pm, luckily I skipped the flash flood and never caught in the jam! LDP at IOI Mall become Puchong River yesterday~! The flash flood in IOI Mall Puchong could be caused by the construction of the MRT nearby?
The news was updated so fast via Forum, Facebook and Twitter to warn all the road users to avoid LDP which was badly hit by the flash flood!
The flash flood, which was caused by backflow from monsoon drains feeding into the Klang river, reached 0.8m in height at parts of Km 21.36 and caused a number of cars to stall.
In addition, the basement floors of IOI Mall Puchong opposite the affected highway section were flooded as well.
The interior of the mall was hit as well, causing several businesses at the entrance to close down temporarily while cleaning operations were effected.
Initiated by the Malaysian Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO) in line with its theme, Delivering Happiness and supported by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, Drumming Up The Nation is a cultural and musical showcase of over 200 drums from Malaysia’s diverse ethnic groups reverberating in unison throughout Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown to usher the Year of the Snake.
Drumming Up The Nation promises to be the biggest ever street party in Malaysian history held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year Street Celebrations at Petaling Street on Sunday, February 17, 2013 between 5.00pm to 10.00pm.
Other highlights of the programme include abseiling performances by the Malaysian Armed Forces; performances and acrobatic feats by the World’s No. 1 Champion Lion Dance Association; Theatrical & Lights Production showcasing the rich history of Chinatown; live stage performances by various artists, a 200 drumming session that will include the public; hawker food-fare; pyrotechnic and fireworks.
The event is free to the general public with lots of goodies from the sponsors such as free chicken from Nandos, hair styling by Code 10, and Chinese paper cuttings. Come and enjoy yourself with some free food too k!
For added convenience and to ensure visitors enjoy Chinatown’s famed hawker food-fare, Jalan Sultan will be closed to traffic and turned into a walking thoroughfare on February 17 between 5.00pm to 10.00 pm. There will be a carnival like atmosphere with non–stop entertainment throughout.
It is a celebration of unity, harmony, joy and splendor of Malaysians from various races in true 1Malaysia spirit. Come let’s join the fun this Sunday ya!
Oohh yeah, another iOS problem! Someone discovered a method to bypass the passcode lock on any iPhone running the newest software update iOS 6.1.
The method is a bit complicated and will allow access to the phone application! While hitting the home button will re-lock the phone, the exploit does have potential to snoop through peoples contacts and make calls. How creepy it is!
Apple never do enough testing or it’s injected this bug on purpose?
Steps on how to hack / bypass iOS 6.1 passcord lock.
1. Lock device
2. Slide to unlock
3. Tap emergency call
4. Hold sleep button until the power down prompt shows. Click cancel, you will notice the status bar turn blue. Type in 911 or your emergency number and click call then cancel it asap so the call dosen’t go through.
5. Lock your device with the sleep button then turn it on using the home button.
6. Slide to unlock then hold the sleep button and in 3 seconds tap emergency call. This will spazz out the phone and cause it to open.
[Make sure to continuously hold the sleep button until you are done looking in the phone]
And there you go, the phone will reveal its contact, call, and voicemail information. You can also create a contact and view the photo gallery in doing so. You can also send emails and texts through the sharing a contact feature.
Update: One MacRumors reader notes that the technique does not appear to work if the user has turned off the “simple passcode” option to allow for more complex passcodes.
Update 2: AllThingsD notes that while Apple has yet to make an official comment on the issue, “sources close to the company say it is hard at work on a fix.”
Update 3: AllThingsD has now updated its report with a response from Apple.
“Apple takes user security very seriously” spokeswoman Trudy Muller told AllThingsD. “We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.”
A strange vehicle caught on camera in tunnel in Germany.
Did you receive CNY greeting letter + CNY Ang Pau Packets from our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak? I was surprise to receive this letter as I’m not sure how they got my database and I think most of my friends also got the same letters and CNY Ang Pau!
What’s the purpose of this greetings letters from BN? On top of that, I think it could be a large amount of money spent in sending out this bulk Chinese New Year greetings letter and Ang Pau packets? Hmm.
Will you use this “Najib Ang Pau”? I would be happier if there’s money in the “Najib Ang Pau“!
Besides that, Najib CNY poster and banner is all over the road side around you too! Really wanted to wish all of us have a great year! Huat ahhh!
Ohh yeah! I heard our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wishing us Happy Chinese New Year on Air! So nice of him learning Mandrin just to wish us Happy Chinese New Year! Lolz.
Najib and Nor Ashman extend Chinese New Year greetings on air in Mandarin
PETALING JAYA: Radio listeners were pleasantly surprised to hear Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak speaking with his youngest son, Nor Ashman, on air in Mandarin.
Najib and his 22-year-old son were featured in a 40-second Chinese New Year radio advertisement that went on air yesterday.
The advertisement started with a female narrator saying: “Hey, someone is learning to speak Mandarin”.
“Na Ji. Wo shi Na Ji (I am Najib),” said Najib as his son, who has previously studied Mandarin at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, corrected his pronunciation.
The narrator then went on to say: “What a surprise it is, our Prime Minister. And who is teaching him to speak Mandarin?”
Nor Ashman then asked his father if he knew the meaning of his name in Chinese, to which the Prime Minister replied: “Yes, I was told that it means to embrace luck and all positive things in life.
Najib then asked his son the meaning of his Chinese name, to which Nor Ashman responded: “Si ji ping an (Peace for all seasons)”.
Both the father and son combined their names to extend a festive greeting to listeners: “Chinese New Year is around the corner. Let us extend our greetings to all.”
“Na Ji ying chun (good fortune and welcome spring),” said Najib, followed by Nor Ashman, who added: “Si ji ping an.”
“Gong Xi Fa Cai,” said Najib and Nor Ashman in unison.
Najib’s political secretary Wong Nai Chee said it had been a tradition for the Prime Minister to send out greeting cards every Chinese New Year.
“But in addition to sending cards, we thought of doing something different this year,” he said, adding that the banter between Najib and Nor Ashman also reminded the public that the Prime Minister was also a father.
The advertisement, said Wong, was aired at 11 radio channels, including Red FM and 988 FM.
“Apart from the usual Putrajaya Chinese New Year card, a personal card will be given randomly to those born in the Year of the Snake.
“The card will feature both Roman and Lunar calendars on its back,” he said.
Popular blogger Jason Goh lauded the Prime Minister for going out of his way in delivering his Chinese New Year wishes.
“I liked it because it feels like the Prime Minister is learning Chinese just to wish everyone. The intonation sounded so good. It was as though a Chinese (person) was speaking,” said the 29-year-old from Kuala Lumpur.
As a member of the Chinese community, Goh said he was proud of Najib, wondering “if he’ll learn too speak Tamil when Deepavali comes?”
Joe Maxwell, 31, from Kuala Lumpur described the advertisement as creative, adding that one “could tell he (Najib) had put a lot of effort in making the greeting unique, and it came off as hip and youthful to the listeners.”
It seems that whatever was pursuing the truck was after the cargo which went missing immediately after. Is everyone just overreacting or could this really be something extraterrestrial? Curious to see just what was inside the truck and to know what the mysterious light caught on camera was?
PSY oppa gangnam style! OoooOooOOoooh yeah? PSY in the house? Hmm should we spend such a big amount just to invite PSY to perform and celebrate during the BN’s CNY Open House? RM2 million to get Oppa song live in Penang, Malaysia… Serious?
Who’s going to visit Penang just for this CNY Gangnam Style Open House with PSY?!
CNY Party With Gangnam’s Psy Sponsored By Private Firm, Says Penang BN
GEORGE TOWN: Event organizer Mega Ultimate and not Barisan Nasional (BN) is paying for Korean singer Psy’s (pic) appearance at the Chinese New Year celebration in Penang next week, say state BN officials.
Penang BN Youth chief Oh Tong Keong said Psy’s appearance was sponsored by a private company in Kuala Lumpur, refuting claims that the ruling federal coalition had splurged on public funds to bring in the celebrated singer of global hit song “Oppa Gangnam Style” in a bid to draw support from young voters in Election 2013.
“Even the preparations and food for the celebration are sponsored by several local companies,” Oh told The Malaysian Insider.
“We have prepared food for 50,000 people but we expect more will turn up to watch Psy’s performance,” he said.
The K-pop star whose real name is Park Jae-Sang, is set to perform on February 11 at the Han Chiang school grounds, significant for being the grounds that launched the DAP to overwhelming victory in Election 2008.
Psy was reported by local entertainment news portal Redcarpet to have asked a Malaysian concert promoter for US$750,000 (RM2.3 million) for a possible appearance in Kuala Lumpur last year.
“DAP and Pakatan Rakyat want to say and spin that BN spent government’s money worth RM2.3 million to RM3 million on Psy,” a Penang BN official told The Malaysian Insider.
“This is factually incorrect as Psy’s visit as a guest of the Penang CNY Open House event was arranged and sponsored by Mega Ultimate, an event organizing firm. No government or taxpayers funds are involved.”
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Psy’s presence could only raise the profile of Penang and Malaysia, which would help boost tourism.
Oh admitted Psy would be the main draw at the BN’s Chinese New Year celebration, which would Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak would also attend, but said it was not specifically aimed at getting the Penang youth vote.
“This is the first time Psy is performing in Malaysia so I am sure not only Penangites will be attending the event but it will also attract those from Kuala Lumpur, Kedah and Perak,” Oh said.
He said the mindset of the youth was different now and doubted they would be easily swayed just by Psy’s appearance at the BN party to vote for the coalition, which is now in the opposition in the state now under Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government.
“We use other more practical programmes such as job fairs to draw in the youth,” Oh said.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was reported by Chinese vernacular paper Nanyang Siang Pau to have encouraged Penangites to join in the state BN celebrations and enjoy themselves.
Lim, who is Chief Minister of Penang, asked revelers to dress in red, yellow and green, to show their political support for causes that his DAP party, as a partner in the PR federal opposition bloc, was backing.