First Thai pop music showcase in Malaysia


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 10 Nov 2019

Musical affair: Vogiatzakis (back row, in white), flanked on his left by Soratana and on his right by dimsum chief marketing officer Lam Swee Kim, posing for a group photo with the Thai artistes at the launch of Thai Pop 2019 at Central i-City in Shah Alam.

SHAH ALAM: Nine Thai artistes are set to rock the stage tomorrow at the Thai Pop 2019 showcase, which will be held at Ideal Convention Centre here.

The country’s first Thai pop music concert is being held in conjunction with the third anniversary of dimsum, Malaysia’s first homegrown all-Asian video-on-demand (VOD) service.

The artistes are Sunny Suwanmethanot, Thanapob Leeratanakachorn (Tor), Kritssanapoom Pibulsonggram (Jaylerr), Chonlathorn Kongying-yong (Captain), Ice Paris Intara-komalyasut, Wongravee Nateetorn (Sky), Billkin Putthipong, Kanyawee Songmuang (Thanaerng) and Nichaphat Chatchaipholrat (Pear-wah).They are also actors and actresses in Thai movies and dramas which are featured in dimsum.

At the event launch held at Central i-City in Shah Alam yesterday, fans were thrilled to catch a glimpse of their pop idols.

Loud chanting and cheering broke out as the artistes appeared onstage to greet the fans, some of whom had turned up as early as 2.30pm.

Dimsum chief marketing officer Lam Swee Kim said there was growing demand for Thai dramas and movies.

“Dimsum has been supporting Thai content since our launch and we can see the trend getting popular with growing demand from fans.”

He said dimsum wanted to celebrate its anniversary by recognising the growing Thai pop sensation in the region.

Also present at the launch were Star Media Group Bhd chief executive officer Andreas Vogiatzakis and Royal Thai Embassy minister and deputy head chief of mission Rutch Soratana.

“As a young brand, dimsum has been creating waves regionally with its focused Asian content.

“Audiences in this region are dynamic and their ability to consume and appreciate content and entertainment across multiple languages, cultures and genres is what makes this market so exciting.

“We look forward to offering dimsum to more Asian audiences soon, ” said Vogiatzakis.

The showcase will start at 6pm. There will also be games, songs and dances by the Thai artistes.

Tickets are priced at RM199 (PS1), RM299 (PS2), RM399 (PS3), RM599 (VIP), RM2,000 (VVIP) and are available at ticketcharge.com.my.

There is also a bazaar at the Central Concourse of Central i-City. It runs from 10am to 10pm and will end today.

The bazaar comprises booths from dimsum and its partners, namely A Bonne, Etika, Sunshine Delight, Boat Noodle, Blue Elephant, Cho Chang, Thai Dancer and Book Doc.

Subscribers and new users who sign up for the 12-month package at this bazaar will enjoy a 20% discount as part of the celebration.

Thai Pop 2019 is supported by the KL Royal Thai Embassy, New World Petaling Jaya Hotel, IDCC, Central i-City, Pepsi, Malaysia Airlines, Nadao Bangkok Co Ltd, GMM Grammy Public Co Ltd, Ani-One, JKN Global Media Public Company Ltd, and The Bangkok Television Co Ltd with official media partners The Star, mStar, 988, Suria FM, Hot FM and TikTok.

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