The Ultimate Movie Buff by TGV Cinema

The Ultimate Movie Buff Challenge is a celebration event which jointly organized by TGV Cinemas and Gurney Paragon Mall in conjunction with Gurney Paragon 's first anniversary and also the completion of TGV Cinemas in Gurney Paragon, Penang. Specially thanks to TGV Cinemas Gurney Paragon for the invitation to this special event.

How to join the competition ?  You have to spend a minimum of RM30 in a single receipt in any shops of Gurney Paragon Mall and submit the receipt together with a movie ticket that you brought in TGV Cinemas Gurney Paragon. 

The competition began on 17 July, and more than 600 entry forms were received by TGV Cinemas. However, there are only 15 participants were shortlisted to join The Ultimate Movie Buff Games Show based on the complete entry and also the originality, creativity and relevance of the slogan.

 Are You The Ultimate Movie Buff ?

 The battle stage for the contestants, mics and buzzer have been prepared.

Are you ready? A little warmup given by the MC of the day.

All the contestants will split into 3 groups to test their movie knowledge and the winner of each round will directly proceed to the final round to fight for the grand prize! If you answer the question correctly, you will be awarded 10 points. However, if you get the answers wrongly, the others contestants will gains 10 points each. 

The games shows will separated into 4 different categories as stated at below:

Poster Poser 
A zoom in photo will be presented and contestants need to guess which movie is the poster belong to.

Do you know the correct answers?  
The Dark Knight, Titanic, Alice in the wonderland, Avatar.

Seen that Scene  
Watch a short video clip which cut out from the movie and guess which movie it is.

Actor Factor
Information of the actor was presented, contestant need to guess who is actor or what movie it is. 

Do you know the correct answer for this two questions?

A fact of movie have been give, contestant need to answer whatever question it asking.

Seriously, I watch this two movie before but I got no idea and scratch head for this two question.

 Round 1 contestants

Round 2 contestants

 Round 3 contestants

Before I revealed who will be the finalist of the game show. Let's talk about what grand prize can the champion have. A unit of Mitsubishi Attrage 1.2 SE CVT and also a limited edition TGV Gurney Paragon All Year Access Pass card exclusive develop for the champion of this game show. Wow!

Tada...!! Finally, present to you the finalist of The Ultimate Movie Buff by TGV Cinemas Gurney Paragon Mall. Start from right, the Round 1 winner Mr. Anand, Round 2 winner Ms. Linda and Mr. Santhanan as winner of Round 3. 
Mr.Santha's cool pose and smile confidently.

The final round will adding from 10 questions to 15 questions and it will adding in another sections call Mini-Me. Mini-me section is like a simple illustration or symbol presented on screen and contestant need to guess it belong to which movie.

Here come the Mini-Me question, do you get the correct answers? Frankly speak, I have no idea with all of this except scream. The correct answer for this three is Matrix, Scream and Forrest Gump.

Guess who will be the winner?
Opps! There still tie between Mr. Santha and Mr. Anand. 70 Vs 70! 

 Here we go to the tie breaker questions! 
The Tie Breaker Question. 
P/S: I got totally no idea who it is! Haha! How about you?

One of the finalist ring the buzzer and get a correct answer in 4 seconds! 
Helena Bonham Carter!

A big round of applause! Congratulation!

Congratulation Mr.Anand.

** The final results of The Ultimate Movie Buff Game Show ** 

Second runner-up, Oon Lee Choo Linda 

First runner-up, Santhanan Venkatasen. The 1st and 2nd runner-up will walked away with Top Gun movie pass which valid for 1 year free up to 60 tickets free movie tickets per months, 1x private screening beanie hall, 1x RM100 TGIF Voucher, 1x RM100 Italiannies Voucher and 1x RM450 Strip Voucher.

Here we go, the champion of The Ultimate Movie Buff !! Anand Raj Markandu. He walked away with grand prize worth about RM130K, which comprised of an All-Year Access Pass, a brand new Mitsubishi Attrage SE CVT, 1x RM100 TGIF Voucher, 1x RM100 Italiannies Voucher, 1x RM450 Strip Voucher.

According to Ms Celeste Koay, the Senior Marketing Manager of TGV Cinema told us that "The All-Year Access and Top Gun Pass are exclusively developed for the winners and it is not for sale to the public, Winner of these cards are entitled to two free tickets daily to enjoy any movie of their choice at TGV Cinemas Gurney Paragon."

"It is exciting that TGV Cinemas choose Gurney Paragon Mall as the first mall to kick off the " Ultimate Movie Buff " challenge. Congratulations to all the winners and a special thank you to the patrons of the mall for making Gurney Paragon Mall their favourite mall. It has been a great year and we are looking forward to more activities such as this to reward our shoppers," said Ms Lily Tan Siew Feng, Executive Director of Hunza Properties Berhad. 

Feeling good with the brand new car! 
Mr Anand and CEO of TGV Cinemas, Mr. Gerald Dibbayawan.

After the game show, all of the bloggers and contestant are invited to have lunch at Ben's restaurant Gurney Paragon Mall. I love Ben's mushroom ever!

Last but not the least, thanks to TGV Cinemas for the invitation. I feel honor to witness the first Ultimate Movie Buff Game Show in Penang.

Travel Log - Bangkok Trip Day 2 (Maeklong Railway Station & Damnoen Saduak Floating Market)

A very good morning to Bangkok again, today will move from Bangkok City to Hua Hin a lovely place out of Bangkok City. Basically from Bangkok City to Hua Hin need around 3 hours road trips but along the road trip there are some interesting place to drop by such as the Maeklong Railway Station and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. 

Maeklong Railway Station, the one of the only interesting things in Maeklong Railway is to watch how the train going through a tightly packed market which just barely fit with and how speedy the market stalls seller occupy the railway line immediate after the train pass through. 

Everyone are so eager for the train come in and ready all the phones and camera to record down this risky yet excited moments. As you can see in the photo, the stalls owner have pack away their things and pull away the stall umbrella ready for the train to pass through. 

Choo Choo Train is coming in! Although, the speed of the train is slow than usual but please be careful take caution because it is really extreme close with you.

Woohoo! I never imagine how close it is when it pass through in front of me, I can barely feel my face are really very close to the train! Huh..~ Risky and yet exciting! Hahaha..

I walk along the market for awhile, nothing much special to me because it more towards a wet market which mainly selling all the sea creatures, vegetables, pickled food and so on. Thus, I just have a quick walk then say bye bye to it!

Don't feel disappointed if you miss out the train which come into the Meaklong Station. Just need to wait another 30 minutes times, the train will turning back from Maeklong station to Lad Yai again.

Let's move on, the next destination is Bangkok City signature floating market >> Damnoen Saduak Floating Market which located near with Maeklong Railway Station which took us around 15 minutes to arrive there. 

You need to negotiate price with the boat driver there rather than just follow the price they offer because they might offer you a relative high price. They counting the charges depend on the times which you wish to spend like 1 hour ride, 1 and half hours or even 2 hours. We just pay 100 Baht per person for a ride of 1 hours. Besides, to take note that the Damneon Saduak Market are operating from 7.30am to 12.30pm only. 

 This is how our paddle boat look like! 

 7 adults and 1 kids in a paddle boat including the driver too.
 We reach there around 11 and the weather start to turn hot.
 He like to sit at the front and keep explaining this and that acting like a professional tour guide. Swt!

There are many small boat there which selling different things such as snack, fruits, souvenir, noodles and so on. You just need to wave your hand, the seller will approach near your boat.
 We brought  mango sticky rice from this ladies and she help to delivery our order coconut ice cream too! You are advice to ask for how much first before you decide to purchase or else will kena chop head. 

 Selfie with the Coconut Ice cream ! Yummy ice cream ever in Bangkok! 
Why I cant find it in Penang?

 Yummy Mango Sticky Rice

 You can order food over there and enjoy it inside your boat, the driver will helps on sending back the bowl to the seller after.

Overall, there are fun to have a paddle boat ride experience over there. We didn manage to buy souvenir over there because the price are relatively high compare what we can get in the Bangkok City. Thus we just focus in enjoying delicious food. 

Lastly, stay tune for my next post will be all about HuaHin !

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How to get there: Maeklong Rilway Station / Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Take a sky train to Victory Monument Station and follow the No.2 exit walk to Century the Movie Plaza, you will see a 7-11 then turn right hand side, you will see a lots of stalls over there. Just need to tell them your destination will do. For your reference, 70 Baht for Meaklong Railway and 90 Baht for Damneon Saduak.