Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

World's First Trillionaire, RM20 Trillion

Who is Kamal Ashnawi?

Who would have thought that the world’s first ‘trillionaire’ would come from Malaysia, a Malay even? At first glance, his looks screams mediocre businessman yet he is said to be the founder of one of the most influential oil and gas company who managed to extend six arms throughout the world. Despite his extraordinary wealth, he must have stayed low all these while (and I wonder how he managed to do that?!). Even his Facebook fan page has only 281 ‘Likes’. For a trillionaire he must have lived such a low-key life.

Who is Kamal Ashnawi, really? Even Google didn’t provide much information on him.

His name became a household topic in less than a week when he held a press conference and claimed that he is worth 5 trillion euros (equivalent to RM20 trillion). That is well in excess of Carlos Slim Helú, Mexican telco tycoon (touted) the world wealthiest man in 2011 by Forbes Magazine and number 23 in the world’s most powerful people list.

The man even outranks Oprah Winfrey, the richest African American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was for a time the world's only black billionaire.

Anyway, Malaysian Digest had the ‘privilege’ to meet him recently along with few other journalists to seek his story on why he had returned to help the Malays by ‘sharing’ some of his wealth. So, a bit of a background… Kamal was born and raised in Tanjung Malim Perak. He did his schooling at Sekolah Alam Shah (SAS) in Selangor for his secondary education. He later went to Dartmouth College in UK for his Marine Engineering and continued to further his study in Delft TU in the Netherlands.

For almost 20 years he resided in the Netherlands and became a Dutch citizen before he made a decision to return to Malaysia to be a good Samaritan to the people in his homeland. Prior to this, Kamal has been working as a consultant with Royal Shell and other Sierra Petroleum project companies. And, by the way, the man has 16 international passports (top that!).

Kamal’s Wonderland Projects

His vast experiences in oil and gas also include working experiences with some EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Commissioning) companies in Europe. Given that, he intended to develop a World Class Petroleum Industry Hub here in Malaysia and within Asia.

“This is my last bid to help the Malays and enterprises by investing in three projects in Perlis, Johor and Kelantan, in the near future,” he was quoted in the media.

Kamal plans to propose projects such as commercial tourist center in Kuala Perlis, theme parks themed Pirates of the Caribbean in Danga Bay, Johor Baharu, as well as a commercial project in Kelantan.

“I plan to build a replica of the giant squid just like in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and the squid would emerge from the sea just like the movie where its tentacles would spin around and around,” said Kamal narrating about his proposed project in Danga Bay.

Not just that, he also dreams of building the biggest swimming pool in the world with buildings underneath the pool, and also a reconstruction of the pyramid which is said to be impossible to build. Sounds like a fantasy, doesn’t it? Well, nothing’s impossible… yet, if you really have the dough, it could be possible… maybe… perhaps.

Anyway, about his projects in Perlis and Kelantan, Kamal plans to turn Kuala Perlis into a tourist hub that can put Langkawi to shame. In Tumpat, Kelantan, he plans to build a royal residing place – a place exclusively for the royalties to live in.

Unfortunately, Malaysia does not recognize him in the list of rich and famous. He was unheard of in Malaysia except in 2005 when he proposed and was turned down for an oil refinery project in Malaysia. Now he wants to renew the ‘kinship’ with Malaysia in developing a petroleum hub in Malaysia and he intends to give his company to be managed by a group of Sekolah Alam Shah’s alumni.

When asked whether he had intended to meet the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, he retorted with the question, “Why should I meet him? You tell me why should I meet him?”

President of Sierra Petroleum

As the president of Sierra Petroleum, Kamal has spearheaded the company to its extensive acclaimed income of US$1.5 trillion despite its mediocre looking website. Sierra Petroleum operates exclusively in oil and gas activities primarily engaged in acquiring, developing, exploiting and producing oil and gas properties.

Sierra Petroleum also manages and handles pools of various funds in the international financial market including the running of high-yield financial programs and channeling out and distributing the profits derived from Sierra Petroleum World Corporate Wealth Program. Sierra Petroleum Regional Division includes Africa, Oceania, Asia, Europe and America.

Emperor of Indonesia, China and Prince of India

Kamal also claimed throne of Indonesia, China as well as the prince of India. Claimed to be a royal descendant from Java, Indonesia, with the name Raden Mas Prabhu Gusti Agung Ki Asmoro Wijoyo, and a reincarnation of China’s past emperors. However, he told that he is expected to be crowned as ‘Emperor’ of Indonesia carrying the names ‘Paduka Ekatat Pangeran Ratu Gusti Agung Sri Maharaja Prabhu Hyang Ida Bathara Svambhu Raden Mas Ki Asmoro Wijoyo’ or ‘Paduka Shah Alam Tengku Khalifatullah Kamal Ashnawi Putra Al-Rashid Maliqul Muqsith Syed Putra Alam Shah’ in the next few years in a grand coronation ceremony. (Raden is a noble term bestowed automatically to the second until seventh descendents of the king who had ruled Java.)

He is said to be traveling exclusively with his private jet and enjoys his singledome since he has eight ‘dayangs’ (female attendees) to cater his every whims. During the interview, he tells that once he is crowned as the Emperor of Indonesia, he will have 800 ‘dayangs’ and 1,200 bodyguards accompanying him, and he will have eight private planes traveling with him whenever he visits a country. Yup, that’s what he said.

Kamal’s Trillions

An interview with Mingguan Malaysia revealed that he is indeed a trillionaire and he backed up his claims by presenting copies of bank statements from HSBC in London to the few ‘selected’ reporters. The bank statement alone is a supple evident of him to become the first person in the world to be called "trillionaire".

But where was he all these while? Why can’t Forbes netted him as one of the most influential people or slipped him into the list of the world’s richest? According to Forbes, the richest man Malaysia is Ananda Krishnan, which has a wealth of “only” US$9.6 billion.

Kamal explained during the press conference that his wealth was derived from the royal heritage through the accounts of the Combined International Collateral Accounts of the Global Debt Facility in 1875 and that he is the owner of the combined account and sole arbiter of royal assets.

“It’s a cumulative amount of generations of assets since 1,500 years ago,” said Kamal explaining on how one is able to attain such ridiculous amount of wealth.

A claim was made that in 1875 the wealth and assets of the royal families and nations held under colonial rule were centralized into one combined account to be used to the benefit of all nations of the world.

Kamal admitted living abroad to take care of business following the failure of a crude oil refinery project in Kuala Kedah he advanced in 2005.

Regarding the HSBC claim, the media is still waiting for the response from HSBC Holdings plc (commonly known as HSBC) headquarters in London, in support or refute of Kamal’s claim.

And, before he ended the press conference, he gave out a message that said, “This is the first and the last time you’ll see me.” Thank God we took some pictures of him…


Click here to view his news in The Star Paper and says.com

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Step Up 4 Exclusive Annoucement Piece (HD)

Step Up 4 have been set for release this July. Sure, it may not be the most anticipated blockbuster of the summer with The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises out there, but with plenty of fans, all of whom will probably be thrilled to see the film's first trailer, which debuted online today. Take a look below.

Synopsis :

Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.

From the looks of this trailer, trends like hydraulics on souped-up old cars never died, and Miami is exactly as hip and edgy as it was when Will Smith sang about it in the late 90s. I know the Step Up movies are supposed to be timeless and all, but this trailer feels a bit more like a time wrap.

But you know what? It doesn't matter. The dancing looks killer and completely over-the-top, the acting passable and the dialogue awful-- and it looks like way, way too much fun to ignore. You may not have known you wanted to see guys dancing on top of cars jacked up on hydraulics, but now that you have, aren't you dying to see the whole thing? Step Up 4 comes to theaters on July 27 2012.

Credit to CinemaBlend.com

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

February 2012 Nylon Cover : Nina Dobrev


We've been watching Nina Dobrev on television since her Degrassi debut - not to mention the weekly Vampire Diaries episodes that satisfy our teen bloodlust every week - but soon we'll have a chance to see the trilingual actress in a new light. (It's English, French, and Bulgarian - her home country - in case you were wondering.) This Fall, Dobrev stars with Emma Watson, Logan Lehrman, and Paul Rudd in the hotly anticipated movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She spoke with us about her latest endeavor, her Twitter dilemmas, and why she should be able to play a drug addict.

On doing more films
“I want to become a different person, and that’s what working in film allows. I want to be a punk or a sweetheart or a drug addict! There are so many things to explore... Sometimes they’ll be like, ‘She’s not plain enough.’ Or ‘She’s not edgy enough.' That frustrates me. I feel like a blank canvas, and I wish people would be a little more open-minded.”

On her pet cats
“I’m gonna say [I am a] ‘cat woman,’ because ‘cat lady’ makes me sound 500 years old... But I love my furry friends. I even made a calendar for 2012. It’s calledMy Pussies: A Hairy Love Story. [Cats] just migrate to me. I’m pretty sure I was a cat in a past life.”

On her former Degrassi costar, Aubrey Graham (Drake.) "He was so sweet. It’s almost weird to me that he’s a rapper and a sex symbol now. I remember being in the car going to a party, singing along with the radio, and somebody said ‘Isn’t that your buddy Drake?’ I was like, ‘Who’s Drake?'”

On being really famous.
"I can’t say I’m not interested in Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and their family. But it’s something you fight really hard to preserve and keep private.”

Jacket by McQ, shirt by Emporio Armani, shorts by Siwy, necklace by Erica Weiner, triangle ring by Pamela Love, silver ring by Lee Angel, spike rings by Joomi Lin.

Shirt by Gap, vest by True Religion.

Jacket by McQ, shirt by Emporio Armani, shorts by Siwy, necklace by Erica Weiner, triangle ring by Pamela Love, silver ring by Lee Angel, spike rings by Joomi Lin.

Shirt by Gap, vest by True Religion.

Shirt by Prada, vest by Dollhouse, skirt by Thakoon. 

Ring by Heidi Gardner.

Jacket by Levi's, top by H&M, hat by Genie by Eugenia Kim, necklace by Jensen-Conroy.

Nina Dobrev

For more Nina Dobrev, pick up the February issue, and stay tuned to nylonmag.com - we'll have Nina with us this season on the front lines of Fashion Week!

Credit to nylonmag.com

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Color Picker Pen by Jinsu Park

Impressive! Korean designer Jinsu Park has created this color picker pen that basically brings the eyedropper to real life. The pen can scan objects and detect the colors, then users can then use the detected color to draw.

The color picker pen has a RGB Color Sensor for detecting color, a color display showing the color detected. When color is detected, the RGB ink cartridge inside the pen will mix the inks to create the color.

The sensor of the pen detects the color of the apple.

It turn into the apple's color just similar to the use of eyedroppper.

The sensor of the pen detects the color of the leaf.

Color of nature, leaf

Photo credit to itechnews.net and designboom.com

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Friday, January 20, 2012

TGV Cinemas Beanie Plex

TGV Cinemas bring new frontiers to its cinema-goers by being the first to introduce the ‘Beanieplex’ movie hall at its latest multiplex in Sunway Pyramid, Selangor which opened earlier this year. The revolutionary ‘Beanieplex’ cinema hall featuring bean bag seats, offers patrons a cosy and relaxed viewing experience and has become a favourite among the movie-goers.

Apart from offering an enjoyable movie going experience, TGV Cinemas also caters for all occasions, with hall rentals available for private functions, seminars, entertainment programmes, corporate functions, sales presentations, company parties, school plays as well as private movie screenings.

Bean Bags are cleaned at least 2 times a day. Tickets are preferably sold to couples, but you can still purchase the seat. To avoid feeling uncomfortable, you can purchase the whole seat. It's about Rm19 for a seat. You can check what movies are showing in Beanie Plex by checking the icon [B] in front of the Movie Name that you are purchasing. For more info, please go to TGV website

Photo credit to SamLeong Photography

1 good thing if you're watching the movie alone and purchased the whole seat, you'll be so comfortable. =)

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Friday, January 20, 2012

2012 Chinese New Year Mall Decoration

Here are some of the Chinese New Year decoration at the shopping mall at Klang valley and Kuala Lumpur area. Photo taken when I'm doing my site visit at KL. Enjoy the Dragon!

KLCC Golden Dragon

KLCC Red Lantern

Pavilion Dragon.

Flowers at Pavilion

First time visit to Pavilion Tokyo Street

Fahrenheit's Decoration

Sunway Pyramid's Dragon 万象更新,吉龙呈祥

This 121m-long dragon -- the longest in the state -- 'looms' near the entrance to Melaka's Jonker Walk. Malaysian-Chinese are all abuzz with excitement as the Chinese New Year of the Dragon nears.

Photo credit to vincentloy.wordpress.com 
Photo credit to nst.com.my

Photo credit to nst.com.my

Self made 2012 Year of Dragon Greeting card

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Sister!

Happy birthday to my sister. Can't mention her age here cause everyone knows woman don't like to talk about their age. 

Happy birthday!


Fruit cake!

Wish you always healthy, wealthy, happy, pretty and always look young. =D

from your brother.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Wing Heong dried meat, 永香肉乾

Wing Heong dried meat, 永香肉乾 is currently very famous at the web and many social network site. I found out their video is very interesting and it lead me to blog about it.

Here are the history of Wing Heong dried meat, 永香肉乾。

The Wing Heong brand of dried meat had its beginnings in the early 1970s with its founder, Mr. Mun Wing, embarking on a rigorous product testing exercise among family and friends to come up with the ultimate recipe.

Mr. Mun experimented with numerous recipes, particularly for sliced pork meat – a Wing Heong specialty before settling on one that today is much loved by customers.



Here're all the flavor of Wing Heong Dried meat, 永香肉乾.

They are having a contest too.

Legend of Wing Heong
Interesting Photos / Video Clips Submissions
for "Legend of Wing Heong"'s MV

Be a part of Wing Heong's Chinese New Year Song - "Legend of Wing Heong"s MV! Submit your photo or video clip together with your name, address and contact number to yokman2@wingheong.com (Terms and Conditions Applied) 30 of the most creative submissions will be edit & compile into the song's MV and win a 500g packet of Dried Meat.

What are your waiting for? Come and be a part of the legend!

* T&C:
Only original pic / photo / video clips are accepted. Otherwise disqualified. Closing date will be on 15/1/2012.
Landscape / Horizontal pictures / clips are favourably preferred.
One contestants can submit multiple entries, but are only entitled to win a maximum of one prize.
Submissions should not contain offensive elements like sex, religion, politics, sensitive issues, etc.
Please refer to the lyrics below to increase chance of winning.

For more information please head to Wing Heong BBQ Meat 永香肉乾 Facebook or wingheong.com
Photo credit to wingheong.com

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Early Christmas Party In 2011

Here's a very very late post due to I have jobs to be done during last weeks of December 2012. I celebrate my early Christmas with all my friends. High school friends, Basketball friends, my brother and College design's friends. 

Here's the address of the place we had our early Christmas party at, 

Sepang Gold Coast Address:
No. 67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang,
Kg. Bagan Lalang, Sungai Pelek,
43950 Selangor,

It's the address of Golden Palm Tree Sepang Gold Coast, we held our party just next to the resort at the beach.

For those who afraid is it illegal to have BBQ session, no worries it is legal. About Bonfire, read this post and you'll find out. Here we go.

We prepared a lot of stuff before we head there, such as enough food, charcoal, newspaper, plastic floor mat and many more. After the rain stops, first thing we did was to light up the fire for BBQ as all of us are hungry due to about an hour of driving route from USJ Summit. 

My photo are all gone, but thanks to Sennie who made this video.

I will end this post with a video made by Sennie Tee, 倩的天空

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