Monday, September 18, 2023

Philippine Blockchain Week 2023 to Host First-Ever Michael Cinco Metaverse Fashion Gala

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Witness the next evolution of haute couture as internationally-renowned Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco brings his acclaimed designs to Philippine Blockchain Week (PBW) in the country’s first-ever Metaverse Fashion Gala. Taking place on September 18 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Newport World Resorts Manila, the event will redefine how audiences see digital fashion.

For Cinco, whose designs have been worn by royalty of multiple countries, as well as celebrities like Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas, James McAvoy, Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki, Carrie Underwood, Sofia Vergara, Mila Kunis, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ellie Goulding, to name a few, the opportunity to break ground in a new medium was irresistible.

“Fashion has always been about redefining barriers, and right now, there’s no bigger barrier than taking what’s physical into the digital,” says Cinco. “I’m excited to be partnering with PBW and even more excited for everyone to see what we have planned.”

At the Gala, collectors will be treated to a showcase of signature Cinco pieces, while the runway models’ avatars will be shown wearing the same outfits in the Metaverse. Finally, fashion collectors will be invited to take home their favorite pieces, which will be made available for purchase through an exclusive pre-sale, which -in addition to the actual gowns- will come with special edition digital collectibles.

To drive further hype, PBW delegates will be treated to an exhibit of Michael Cinco gowns, which will be exhibited throughout the PBW venue, allowing fashion-forward fans to get up close and personal with Cinco’s iconic style.

According to PBW convenor Chezka Gonzales, the partnership with Michael Cinco is indicative of how Blockchain technology is changing every aspect of how the world lives, works, and plays. “Philippine Blockchain Week isn’t just about technology - it’s about showcasing how the Blockchain can complement creative professionals at the top of their field.”

Part of the proceeds from the Michael Cinco Metaverse Fashion Gala will benefit the World Wildlife Fund for the conservation of endangered species, and the Global Reskilling Movement, an international initiative devoted to providing better opportunities for the youth.

Tickets for the Michael Cinco Metaverse Fashion Gala are on sale now, granting holders VIP access to a once-in-a-lifetime experience while indulging in pre-show cocktails and a 5-course epicurean dinner. For reservations or more information, visit or or email

About the Philippine Blockchain Week 2023

Philippine Blockchain Week (PBW), the premier blockchain event in Manila, is scheduled to showcase the most prominent figures in blockchain technology, crypto, and web3 from September 19 to 21, 2023, at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Newport World Resorts, Pasay City.

With the theme 'BRKOUT,' PBW 2023 aims to transcend traditional norms by encouraging participants to venture beyond their comfort zones, abandon old habits, and embrace fresh opportunities in the blockchain space.

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tripleS to Make Southeast Asian Debut At Philippine Blockchain Week

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K-Pop mania will reach new heights in Manila when four members of tripleS stage their first-ever Southeast Asian performance on September 21! Philippine fans can look forward to watching YooYeon, SooMin, NaKyoung, and YeonJi perform live, while a privileged few will have the chance to participate in an exclusive Meet and Greet. The group will be performing multiple hits from tripleS’ previous albums: “ACCESS”, “ASSEMBLE”, “AESTHETIC”, as well as LOVElution’s newest release, “ↀ”.

YooYeon, SooMin, NaKyoung, and YeonJi are also the members of EVOLution, introduced in April 2023 as tripleS’ fourth official sub-unit. From the full 24-member roster, 8 members were selected by fans via their blockchain-based voting event, “Gravity”.

Bringing further excitement, P-pop girl group G22 will participate as tripleS’ opening act. Known for their singles, “BANG!”, “Defy”, and “Boomerang”, G22 consists of Alfea, Bianca, Jaz, and AJ, who will bring their signature sounds and killer dance moves to Philippine Blockchain Week.


The show will take place at Newport World Resorts Marriott Grand Ballroom as part of Philippine Blockchain Week (PBW), alongside the first-ever NEXUS FAN FAIR, an epic celebration of gaming, technology, entertainment, music, and MORE! While their Pinoy fans will have the chance to see 4 members of tripleS EVOLution perform for the first time in SEA, sister unit LOVElution is set to embark on their US tour. To complete the once-in-a-lifetime experience, limited Meet & Greet tickets will also be available! Finally, as a special bundle, tickets for NEXUS FAN FAIR will be free of charge with every tripleS stage event ticket.

tripleS is managed by Modhaus, an open architecture entertainment ecosystem that regularly partners with major Web3 industry players to promote blockchain mass adoption via the global popularity of K-Pop. Since launching, the main tripleS group has become a breakout hit across the Kpop and social media spaces.

Tickets for the tripleS stage event are available at For more information, visit, or email

About the Philippine Blockchain Week 2023

Philippine Blockchain Week (PBW), the premier blockchain event in Manila, is scheduled to showcase the most prominent figures in blockchain technology, crypto, and web3 from September 19 to 21, 2023, at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Newport World Resorts, Pasay City.

With the theme 'BRKOUT,' PBW 2023 aims to transcend traditional norms by encouraging participants to venture beyond their comfort zones, abandon old habits, and embrace fresh opportunities in the blockchain space.

For more information, visit

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KL-ites go wild over MR D.I.Y.’s giant inflatable iron

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Recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records

Malaysia’s favourite do-it-yourself store MR D.I.Y. had KL-ites in a frenzy today, when it unveiled a giant inflatable iron over the city skyline.

The launch of the inflatable iron marked the kick off of the retailer’s newest initiative, dubbed “Big & Small, MR D.I.Y Has It All” / “Kecil & Besar, MR D.I.Y. Ada”.

Measuring 16 x 7.5 x 8 metres, the inflatable iron hovers over the picturesque Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, and will remain in place until 15 October 2023. The park provides a safe space for the crowds converging to view the iron. The one-of-a-kind installation was recently recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records as the ‘largest inflatable iron in Malaysia’.

This specially curated “Kecil & Besar MR D.I.Y. Ada” initiative showcases the over 20,000 products that MR D.I.Y offers at its more than 1,200 stores nationwide.

Launching the initiative, MR D.I.Y. Group’s Head of Marketing, Alex Goh said, “Big or small, MR D.I.Y really has them all. We carry the smallest of items, for example, batteries, padlocks, and key chains to large items like vacuum cleaners, inflatable pools, and foldable stairs. We have low prices, starting from less than RM1.00. We have a smaller store format to cater to the needs of our customers in smaller towns like Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, and Sik, Kedah, right up to our superstore format MR. D.I.Y. PLUS in major cities like Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Johor Bahru, which covers an area of over 20,000 sq feet. And we serve the needs of babies through to retirees. It’s a big promise to make, and one that we are very proud to be able to deliver.”

“We are proud that our special installation is recognised in Malaysia Book of Records. The giant inflatable iron is a fun and engaging way of sending out this message of “Kecil & Besar MR D.I.Y. Ada” to all Malaysians, and a perfect way to give them something entertaining to enjoy as we celebrate the holidays around Merdeka and Malaysia Day. Do head out to Taman Titiwangsa to enjoy the sight -- it is really something to behold!” added Goh. He said that the installation effort was made possible with the collaboration of Kuala Lumpur City Hall [DBKL].

Goh said that “The Iron” would soon be travelling to other states, to give more Malaysians a chance to see the attraction.

The retailer has also placed other giant installations in some of the city’s high-traffic areas, including an interactive water tap at Dataran Merdeka, where visitors can draw drinking water, to a paint roller and battery charger at Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, a giant Disney tumbler at Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur and a dinosaur plush toy, and football at MyTown Cheras Kuala Lumpur. The different installations started from 5 September onwards.

Goh said that the installations serve the dual purpose of informing the public of the initiative, and for them to win prizes through the “#KecilBesarMRDIYada Snap & Win Contest”.

All contestants have to do is to snap a photo at one of the installations, upload it on social media with the KecilBesarMRDIYada hashtag, and submit it on the contest microsite.

There are prizes worth RM20,000 up for grabs, including a 4-hour yacht trip for up to 12 pax worth RM6,000, a 30-minute helicopter ride around Kuala Lumpur for 4 pax worth RM4,500, an ‘Omakase’ fine dining experience for 2 pax worth RM2,000, and MR D.I.Y. cash vouchers worth RM100 each for 100 winners.

For more information on the “Big & Small, MR D.I.Y Has It All” / “Kecil & Besar, MR D.I.Y Ada” initiative, as well as MR D.I.Y’s more than 20,000 products, visit the website, e-commerce platform, or social media channels, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

MR D.I.Y. is launching “Kecil dan Besar MR D.I.Y. Ada” initiative. The retailer also unveiling the largest inflatable iron in Malaysia and it is located at the Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur.


Locate MR D.I.Y. Besar Installations in Klang Valley.


MR D.I.Y. Besar






Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, KL

15 September - 15 October 2023


Dinosaur Plush Toy

MyTown, Cheras, KL

5 September - 1 October 2023



MyTown, Cheras, KL

5 September - 1 October 2023


Disney Tumbler


Mid Valley Megamall, KL

5 September - 1 October 2023


Paint Roller

Farenheit 88, Bukit Bintang KL

5 September - 24 September 2023


Water Tap

Dataran Merdeka, KL

13 September - 17 September 2023


Battery Charger

Farenheit 88, Bukit Bintang, KL

25 September - 4 October 2023

More locations coming soon in Quarter 4 of 2023.

About MR. D.I.Y. Group (M) Berhad

MR D.I.Y. Group (M) Berhad is a home-grown retailer with more than 1,100 stores across Malaysia and Brunei. The Group has four brands under its remit - MR. D.I.Y., MR. DOLLAR, MR. TOY, and EMTOP. The homegrown brand aims to make a positive impact on the lives of the communities it operates in by offering over 20,000 everyday essentials at “Always Low Prices” in convenient locations nationwide and on its e-commerce platform,

MR. D.I.Y. stores offer a wide selection of products across five major categories, namely hardware, household and furnishings, electrical, stationery, and sports equipment, as well as others like toys, car accessories, jewellery, cosmetics, and food and beverages.

The Company strives to put its customers first by operating an innovative and flexible business model, with a wide variety of good quality products that offer excellent value for money, in exciting store formats. All MR. D.I.Y. stores are managed directly, with the retailer working in collaboration with owners of shopfronts and malls.

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