Author: Matt Liew

I’m On A Boat – Day 2

*If you missed out on Day 1, read it here!   Day 2 All worn out from the previous day’s activities, I woke up a little too late for breakfast – but there wasn’t an issue as I swung by Café Promenade for a quick bite. We were docked in back in Malaysia – Port Klang to be specific – and Royal Caribbean offered all guests the option to disembark for offshore excursions. Some of the other cruise attendees opted to disembark and explore what Malaysia had to offer, but being a local I wasn’t keen on leaving the...

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I’m on a Boat – Day 1

By Matt Liew   “I’m going on a cruise!” That’s a phrase you’d rarely hear from your friends in their 20’s, bar the overenthusiastic rave junkies attending Livescape’s annual cruise/rave mashup It’s The Ship – but that’s a different story for a different time. Last December, cruise masters Royal Caribbean collaborated with Dancing With Friends Singapore to throw Southeast Asia’s first ever Salsa Cruise, and they invited The Level (editor’s note: by The Level they mean CEO and Glorious Leader Matt) onboard for the experience of a lifetime. Fun fact: The only time I had ever salsa’d before in...

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We’re now accepting interns!

By Matt Liew and Scott Ng Hey everyone! As Christmas music (or CNY music, depending on where you live) begins to violate the airwaves and our eardrums, it was only natural to take a look back on 2016…and think about how it 2016’d us. Our year wasn’t without operational nightmares. We were founded as a brand under FMT before being acquired by our current owners, 1821 Media Sdn Bhd, a few months later. This roller coaster ride has been one of the most challenging experiences for the whole team, and one that cemented the idea that nothing was ever...

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Malaysia represented strongly in Laugh Factory’s search for “The Funniest Person in the World”

By Matt Liew Laugh Factory, one of the top comedy clubs in the world, is hosting a US$ 100,000 competition to discover “The Funniest Person in the World”. Featuring 89 participants from 56 countries, the competition culminates in a Grand Finale in Helsinki, Finland, from December 4-10. It should come as little surprise that both of Malaysia’s representatives in the competition are performing well, given our nation’s tremendous ability to find humor in even the darkest of times. I mean, seriously, trust us Malaysians to find the humor in really messed up situations and laugh about it. Leading the...

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iPhone 7 Plus’ camera vs. Sports Photography

By Matt Liew Apple unveiled iPhone 7 last week, and the world over has been obsessed with how Apple decided to “bravely” remove the 3.5mm headphone jack. However, the resulting media shitstorm and memes overshadowed the mind-boggling advancements made to the iPhone 7 Plus’ camera system. I’ll spare you the pain of going over the changes here (you can easily look it up, anyways), but while the list of advancements rattled off at the keynote may have seemed insignificant to the average joe, I found it telling that professional photographers on my social media were collectively freaking out over...

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