Sunday, January 10, 2010

9 Jan 2010: MAS Touchdown Charity Indie Gig - Post event report

Hi hi folks! How are we feeling this 9th day of January in 2010?

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Today, we've just completed a special event titled the Music Charity Friends - MAS Touchdown @ Skypark Terminal SAAS Airport where 10% of sales of items (some offer 100% of proceeds) would go towards benefiting the Food Bank for the Poor, Women's AID Organisation and Bandar Harapan Organic Farm.

It was real nice to see CEO/MD of Malaysia Airlines Tengku Dato' Azmil as well as Skypark Terminal SAAS Airport Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Jana drop by the stalls and watch the bands perform.

All of Pesawat band members autographed this model airplane and put it up for auction! Did YOU make a bid?

How did this all begin? Well, let's say it was just an idea when Jasmine Low, Founder of Doppelganger Open Mic and MD of Go International Group visited Sydney, Australia in March 2009. As a student, she was an active member and VP of SUAMS - the Malaysian students association. She contacted Jenny, the current President of Malaysia Fest and they met up. Jasmine was interested to see if she could bring some bands over to Sydney to perform. M-Fest on the other hand, was looking for talents to perform at their annual show at Darling Harbour in September. Come 27 September 2009, Malaysia Airlines flew indie band One Buck Short and singer songwriters Reza Salleh, Liyana Fizi and Rashdan Harith to Sydney to perform not only at M-Fest, which attracted over 5,000 people at the beautiful Darling Harbour Tumbalong Park, but also at Doppelganger Open Mic's first Aussie gig held at TASTE SURRY HILLS.

Liyana Fizi @ M-Fest, Darling Harbour in September 2009. It was FREEZING that day, 11 degrees Celcius and I'm sure her fingers were shivering as she strummed her guitar!

So when the chance came along to work together again, the artistes were invited to perform at MAS Touchdown and all said YES! One Buck Short and Reza Salleh were sadly not able to make it due to prior commitments. But instead, Pesawat and Najwa Mahiaddin, as well as George Wong, Ariff Abu Bakar, Daymien (you catch him busking around KL sometimes) and super energetic band, An Honest Mistake all made it for the one day show.

MAS employees jumble sale booth, MAS Wings, Firefly,, Saya Nak Cuti with Astro, Women's AID Organisation, Bandar Harapan Organic Farm, Foodbank for the Poor, Doppelganger's Indie Scene Cafe stall and about 30 Bijou Bazaar fashion vendors made their presence felt.

The Guitar Hero setup at Doppelganger's Indie Scene Cafe stall was a popular hit! So were the Doppelganger Lucky Dolls - one of our new products rolled out for 2010. In view of Saturdays being NO PLASTIC BAG day in the state of Selangor, we also invited our friends from Tiny Tapir to bring in their recycle RUME Bags as well as foldable drinking bottles.

Finally, courtesy of CANON Malaysia, two A1100 digital cameras worth RM700 each were put up as the main prize for the MAS Touchdown Mass Blogger Review Competition. With the deadline extended to Monday 12pm, if you still have not blogged about the event, it's not too late. Want to read blog entries submitted for the competition? Click here for the link:

Thank you MAS!

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Hi there Zaileen! Thanks for taking care of the posts on the MHBlogs :) You've been great! Thanks thanks!

I loved this look! Check out the heels... Style kau kau L)

Lunchtime Guitar Hero distraction

Emcee Anuar Faiq is a magician and musician. Here, he is an auctioneer and he's offering tickets for auction from as low as RM70 to Bangkok! The highest bid was RM390 for the return ticket. What a bargain!!! Then there were tickets to Melbourne, Jakarta, Bali, Hong Kong up for grabs! All monies raised went directly to the charity kitty. Thanks, MAS! Wha a great idea! Please do this again! Again?! Again?!

Ady Suwardy performs 'Beku' and a few other numbers from his EP. I like!

This is Najwa and her band, fresh from opening for NE-YO the previous night, this is one band to look out for. We wish her lots of love and that she will continue to perform at the best jazz concerts in the country and regionally. Thanks for being a part of MAS Touchdown, Najwa!!!

Well... hello Liyana Fizi! As one of the performers who performed at Malaysia Fest Sydney, Australia last September 2009, Liyana has shown tremendous professionalism in her musical career. Here's another indie artiste to look out for! Check out her tunes at

Welcome to the Doppelganger Indie Scene Cafe booth ... and thanks to Shida and Jana of Skypark, as well as MAS CEO/MD Tengku Dato' Azmil for supporting the cause by purchasing some items from our booth!

The Rashdan Harith Band - all set to take off!

Najwa and band receive thumbs up from MAS CEO/MD Tengku Azmil and Skypark COO Jana. Yes, they were really impressive. Too smooth for cool.

An Honest Mistake's Eve Oh and Darren Teh with Rayhel of MAS posing with AHM's stickers :)

The Tick - band anak MAS
Sorry - don't know how to turn this pix on blogger - that's George Wong!

Daymien and band
Jaz and Anuar Faiq doing some 'DID YOU KNOW' trivia on Skypark

Our emcee, Anuar Faiq and Ariff Abu Bakar - showing you how to book flights via your iphone on!

Just to make sure you won't get lost...

Here are the MAS super ladies!

MAS CEO/MD Tengku Dato' Azmil snapping a shot of ReaXions - a band made up of MAS employees... Now that's a cool CEO! And that ends our report... Malaysia Airlines, you're the best in supporting us in making the first overseas trip by Doppelganger Open Mic come true! Thank you, curtsies and bows. We're believers :)

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