KUALA LUMPUR: The band behind the chart-topping hit Sweet Disposition, is set to make its return to Malaysian shores on March 9. The Temper Trap which is made up of Dougy Mandagi on vocals, Jonathan Aherne on bass, Toby Dundas on drums and Joseph Greer on keyboards and guitar will be performing at The Bee, Publika. The event is jointly organised by Upfront @ The Bee and ADSC, a subdivision of The Livescape Group and supported by U Mobile and Tiger Beer.

Having performed at Future Music Festival Asia back in 2013 with over 8,000 fans crowding their stage, and then at Good Vibes Festival last year, The Temper Trap has since released its third studio album, Thick as Thieves in June 2016. The multi-award winning band had previously also won Album of the Year, Single of the year, and Best Rock Album at various Aria Music Awards.

The Temper Trap first rose to local acclaim in Melbourne, Australia in 2006 with the release of their debut EP. Their 2009 debut album Conditions, propelled by the hit anthem ‘Sweet Disposition’, was a huge success and sold nearly a million copies worldwide. Two years later, the band delivered the self-titled album, which featured the singles ‘Trembling Hands’ and ‘Need Your Love’ which was certified platinum.

More than a million albums sold; more than 150 million streams on Spotify; arena support tours with Coldplay and the Rolling Stones; gracing the stages of Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Coachella; being nominated and winning a number of prestigious ARIA Awards in Australia, as well as receiving a nomination for best international group at the BRIT Awards. It has been a good few years for The Temper Trap.

The Temper Trap Live in Kuala Lumpur is an 18 years-old and above event and is organized by Upfront @ The Bee in collaboration with ADSC, a subdivision of The Livescape Group and supported by U Mobile and Tiger Beer. Tickets, priced at RM148 (limited pre-sale) and RM168 (regular) are available for purchase from today onwards at or at The Bee outlets in both Jaya One and Publika. Ticket prices excludes ticketing fee and 6% GST.

The event also marks a celebration for The Bee at Publika as it reopens its doors following its recent refurbishment. Replete with an upgraded stage for performances, state of the art sound and lighting system, increased seating for live shows and a revamped outdoor space for cosy dining, the venue now opens to a whole new focus on international, regional and local live music and alternative DJ nights.

For more information on the event, logon to, or on Facebook or Alternatively, fans can also follow Livescape on Instagram via the handle @LivescapeAsia or The Bee @TheBeeMY.

About The Bee

The Bee is about much more than its menu; it’s a space where communities congregate, converse, and create. The Bee at Publika is home to its Upfront series which aim to showcase leftfield international artists in a small and cosy club setting and have hosted sell-out shows from The Vaccines, Grimes to Hiatus Kaiyote.

With The Bee Publika’s upcoming February 2017 relaunch, The Bee will introduce new resident nights to remain true to its reputation as one of the region’s go-to live music venues. The Bee will continue to champion and collaborate with the best of local artists and music collectives — such as Raising The Bar and Soundscape Records — to host parties and gigs that guarantee an adventurous night out.

Befitting new beginnings, The Bee at Publika will shed its former neighbourhood cafe ambience to reveal CBGB dive bar-esque aesthetics; complete with increased capacity for live shows and an upgraded stage, sound and lights system along with a revamped al fresco dining and entertaining area.

Since 2010, The Bee has supported a coterie of multi-arts, multi-cultural movers, shakers and doers: it has hosted disco-themed barbecues, dining theatre, and divination readings; and is the site for side-splitting comedy revues and spirited quiz nights. The Bee at Jaya One has hosted the long-running Feedback open mic nights since December 2011.

About The Livescape Group

The Livescape Group is a youth-centric music and creative events group of companies, specialising in conceptualising and executing formidable creative and activation platforms for some of the best known brands on the planet. We don’t do the ordinary and dare to try new ideas. This belief has driven us to be one of the key players in the Malaysian and Southeast Asian live events market.

At Livescape, we believe in a 360-degree approach to conceiving, marketing and executing events while injecting fun and sass into the work we do. We have an in-house marketing, creative design, event production, logistics management, and artist management and booking team to ensure that we put on a show people will not only remember but also talk about. Among those include IT’S THE SHIP, Armin Only Embrace Singapore and Jakarta, Rockaway Festival, and After Dark Social Club (ADSC).

The Livescape Group also consists of:

  • Livescape Singapore Pte. Ltd. – Livescape’s first foreign office based out of Malaysia which operates as both a live events organiser and a creative events and activation agency
  • Livescape Indonesia – Livescape’s second foreign office based in Jakarta. It currently organises the Armin Only Embrace Jakarta show and DGTL LVE, a boutique art cum indie dance festival
  • Livescape Events – A world-class creative and event production arm that supports the The Livescape Group’s platforms. Livescape Events also provides customised event solutions for television and corporate lifestyle clients such as CHANEL, Superdry, RedBull, Asia’s Got Talent, Supermodelme, and the Ironman Triathlon among others
  • After Dark Agency – Curators and brand owners of the underground club night, After Dark Social Club (ADSC), which aims to experiment and expose lesser known Electronic Dance Music genres to the masses. After Dark Agency is also an artiste management and touring company and is predominantly responsible for engaging the various international acts for The Livescape Group’s brands such as IT’S THE SHIP. The agency also provides talents to promoters around the region.

For media queries, kindly contact:

Jason Kong

Regional Group Head of Marketing, PR & Strategic Planning

The Livescape Group

+60 13 388 8453




NEW BEE-GINNINGS: The Bee’s brick-and-mortar renovations, replete with landscaped terrace, will create an intimate venue for scene-setting programming that champions leftfield genres and international performances

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 FEB — In support of The Bee at Publika’s ever-growing evolution, the new year will see the newer-and-improved The Bee set its sights on solidifying its reputation as one of the region’s go-to live music venue for inventive resident DJ parties, themed gigs and international music showcases.

“We’re taking what we do best and doing it better. The Bee has always been, at its heart, a community-driven and functional musical space, having hosted intimate encounters with the likes of Grimes, Lucy Rose, Mac DeMarco and The Vaccines. The Bee is set to re-launch to be the epicenter for music, live, local and beyond, ” said The Bee’s founder and director Adrian Yap.

Get ready to rock, roll and go along for the ride as The Bee at Publika doubles down on its programming to be a more dedicated live music venue, bringing with it an even sharper, stronger focus for local, regional and international acts.

Its sell-out Upfront series returns this year to showcase leftfield, rising international artists for evenings of thrills and spills. To start, French hip hop beatmaker Onra (“Ms. Ho”, “The Anthem”) takes to the stage on 24 Feb to play a live show as well as a DJ set; Australian anthem rock band The Temper Trap (“Sweet Disposition”, “Trembling Hands”) plays The Bee on 9 March; and Canadian brother-and-sister electronic act Tennyson (“Lay-By”, “With You”) is set to charm the crowd on 18 March.

Always in support of music live and local, The Bee introduces new resident events and recurring nights in collaboration with the crème de la crème of local artists and music collectives. KL’s premiere nu-disco and indie rock DJ outfit Indiego & Co has found a new home on Saturday nights at its host The Bee, kicking off with its comeback gig on 25 Feb. The Bee will also debut Femme Bam, its live show curated by girls and for girls monthly on Thursdays. The foremost and fiercest proponents of independent hip hop in Malaysia, Raising The Bar hosts its very own hip hop shindig every last Wednesday of every month. Meanwhile, on 26 Feb over The Bee’s re-opening weekend, KL’s cult sneakerheads collective KLKIX will host a sneaker swap meet.

To mark The Bee’s mission of music excellence, it sheds its neighbourhood café skin to re-surface as a cozy, dive bar-esque live music venue. Monumental redesigns and restorations have been made to maximise the music experience at The Bee, transforming it into a premium live music venue. Its indoor space has been revamped into a live music bar open from 5pm until late, while maintaining its all-day dining services at its outdoor patio from 10am until late on Mondays through Fridays, and 9am until late on weekends.

Make your way into the music hall inside through the Broadway-style incandescent marquee and ticketing booth, a sign of things to come inside. A complete overhaul of the stage, which comes with the latest lighting rigs and state-of-the-art sound system, serves to give The Bee’s renowned shows a much welcomed edge for music lovers, by music lovers. The space has increased its seating and standing capacity to fit up to 500 guests, thanks to new indoor bleachers that guarantee intimate ringside experience during live sets.

The World Is Flat — the pizza joint and sandwich stop celebrated in Singapore’s culinary circles — is set to take over the kitchen at The Bee. This is no foodie fling; with The World Is Flat serving at The Bee by this month’s end, you’ll be able to sample playful, unrestrained food with a modern take on pizza and sandwiches. Think charcoal deep dishes and flaky puff pastries, with bread and dough prepared from scratch onsite, as well as toppings such as duck confit and house cured salmon.

Meanwhile outdoors, punters partial to al fresco dining can expect pre- and post-gig good times at the all-new landscaped cantina-style terrace, replete with a mural commissioned to the city’s finest street artists.


The Bee Publika Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday, 10am until late

Saturday and Sunday, 9am until late

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Resident Programming

  Femme Bam Indiego & Co. Raising The Bar
Dates Every Thursday starting

2 Mar

Every Saturday starting

25 Feb

Last Wednesdays of the month starting 29 Mar
Time 9:30 pm – 12 am 10pm – 2am 9 pm – 12 am
Ticketing Free Entry Free Entry Free Entry


Upfront Series at The Bee Publika presents:


Profile Globetrotting French hip-hop producer Onra has staked his claim as one of the most exciting beatmakers in recent years. Onra evidently takes influences from a hugely eclectic range of sounds, from Jazz through to Funk and RnB; carefully and respectfully using these styles to craft a unique and refreshing take on traditional Hip-Hop. He will be playing a live show as well as DJ set.
Date 24 February, Friday
Time 8pm – 12am
Ticket Price RM78 / RM98


The Temper Trap

Description With their choirboy vocals and panoramic pop/rock sound, The Temper Trap started building an audience in Melbourne, Australia. ‘Sweet Disposition’ may have been their not-so-secret weapon, but they backed it up with an album of nuanced epic-pop perfection and a work ethic that they have been working on for the past three years called, Thick as Thieves.
Date 9 March, Thursday
Time 8pm – 12am
Ticket Price Pre-sale ticket – RM148

Regular ticket – RM168



Description Coming from a family of classically trained musicians, Luke (production) and sister Tess (drums/percussion) have always been performers. They took their first shot at a full project, releasing jazz cover albums and dabbling into electronic music shortly after. The Upfront show will mark Tennyson’s debut performance in Malaysia.
Date 18 March, Saturday
Time 8pm – 12am
Ticket Price Pre-sale ticket – RM48

Regular ticket – RM68


About The Bee

The Bee is about much more than its menu; it’s a space where communities congregate, converse, and create. Since 2010, The Bee has supported a coterie of multi-arts, multi-cultural movers, shakers and doers: it has hosted disco-themed barbecues, dining theatre, and divination readings; and is the site for side-splitting comedy revues and spirited quiz nights. The Bee at Jaya One has hosted the long-running Feedback open mic nights since December 2011.


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Account Executive

M: +6012 381 9032


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Account Executive

M: +6019 333 6887




Freeform to launch Tiffin, celebration of food and drinks, in 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Dec 2015 —​ Freeform Untitled, the organisers of the creative arts festival Urbanscapes today announced that it will launch Tiffin in 2016. Like the concept of the Tiffin carrier, Tiffin is a multi-layered platform for varied dining experiences and activities; that are spurred by this region’s unparalleled love affair with food and drink. The brand will be launched during ‘Taste of Tiffin’ ​ from 26 Feb to 28 Feb 2016 in Publika. ‘Taste of Tiffin’ will offer a sneak preview of its flagship project Tiffin Week, a city-wide celebration of food and drinks slated for the second half of 2016. “We’re excited to bring the best of the region to all of Tiffin’s initiatives.‘Taste of Tiffin’ ​ will give those with a deep affection for food and drinks a preview of Tiffin Week’s dining experience and activities. ​ We will also take the opportunity this February to announce more details on Tiffin Week. We hope foodies everywhere will join us in Publika and find out how we’re celebrating the love of food and drink in real exciting ways,” said Adrian Yap, founder of Tiffin and Freeform Untitled. ‘Taste of Tiffin’ will comprise of a series of free and ticketed events, namely the weekend food market ​ Chow Down​ ; ​ Brunch Sessions​ that are catered by independent tastemakers; and the mixology and craft spirits enthusiasts’ pop-up bar ​ Heart Of The Run​ . The 3-day event will be kicked off by the first ​ Tiffin Throwdown​ , which will also serve as Taste of Tiffin’s official launch party.
Not your usual culinary contest; ​ Tiffin Throwdown​ is where a panel of judges and the public vote for the best all-time favourite foods within a high-octane party environment. The debut Throwdown will see the nation’s 10 best burger maestros;​ ​ myburgerlab​ ,​ ​ Burger Giler Power​ ,​  ​ YummyLicious​ and​ ​ Bob Republic Burger Bakar​ compete for ultimate bragging rights and cash prizes. Judges include 8TV and Asian Food Channel host​ ​ Razif Hashim​ , celebrity chef​ ​ Sherson Lian​  and​  ​ DJ Blink​ . ​ Tiffin Throwdown will take place on Friday, 26 Feb 2016 from 7.30 pm onwards.​ At RM55 per entry, patrons will have a chance to sample 10 burger sliders. The party will feature ice cold drinks, and entertainment by DJ trio Indiego & Co.

A summary of ‘Taste of Tiffin’’s events are as follows. Detailed information are in the accompanying fact sheets provided.

1. Chowdown: 12 pm to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 27 & 28 Feb 2016. Free Entry. Throughout the weekend, saunter down a gastronomic path and discover delicious delicacies from 25 of the nation’s best food vendors such as ​ Top Catch​ , ​ Fresca​ , The Balls​ , ​ Yumcious​ , and plenty more throughout the entire Taste of Tiffin weekend. 1

2. Brunch Session: ​ 11 am to 12:30 pm and 1.30 pm – 3 pm​ , Saturday and Sunday, 27 & 28 Feb 2016. Advanced booking at RM90 per entry. Let there be brunch! Join the culinary geniuses behind ​ Root Cellar KL​ and Singapore’s ​ Brunch Bandits​ for a pop-up brunch with coffee pairing by ​ Pulp by Papa Palheta​ . Expect a breakfast fare with an international twist from modern European, South East Asian influence to the burst of Afro-Latin flavours. Each of the four ticketed brunch sessions seat 40 people.

3. Heart of The Run: ○ 12 pm to 10 pm on Saturday, 27 Feb 2016. Free Entry The nomadic ​ 44 bar​ , will run a pop-up service featuring well-known and well-heeled speciality American craft spirits cocktails. An intimate oasis for those with a thirst after a culinary journey.

○ 12 pm to 10 pm on Sunday, 28 Feb 2016. Free Entry Get tippled with KL’s most wanted bartenders from bars such as ​ Marini’s on 57​ , ​ Nobu KL​ , Chinatown’s first speakeasy ​ PS150​ , ​ Hyde at 53M​ and Omakase + Appreciate​ . Enjoy classic and tiki-styled cocktails, as well as concoctions from the prohibition and disco era.

○ 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, 28 Feb 2016. RM110 (early bird) or RM145 (at the door) Otherwise, make like a cocktail connoisseur and guarantee a Sunday well-spent. Brush up on your knowledge on an impressive repertoire of 40 varieties of specialty craft white spirits. from all 15 purveyors.

Tickets are on sale at Peatix now at: ● Brunch Session ● Tiffin Throwdown ● Heart The of Run​ – Sunday Sampling Session
For more information on Tiffin, please visit: web: ​ Facebook: ​ Instagram: ​ @tiffinevent
For high-res images, fact sheets and biographies, please visit:​ ​

For interviews and media queries, please contact Commas & Industry: Ying Nee Ooi Publicist M​ :​ +6012-362-2810 E: Stephanie Goh Publicist M​ : +6017-280-8526 E​ : Priyanka Supramaniam Associate Publicist M:​ +6012-369-3656 E: ​

About Tiffin Adopting the concept of the Tiffin carrier, Tiffin is a platform for multi-dimensional dining experience that is spurred by Malaysians unparalleled love affair with food. It’s flagship project Tiffin Week, a city-wide celebration of food and drinks, will take place in the second half of 2016. The brand will be launched in February 2016 during its sneak preview initiative ‘Taste of Tiffin’.

About Freeform Founded in 2000, Freeform began as a media company which published titles such as KLue, Junk and Tongue in Chic, covering urban lifestyle, music and fashion respectively. The company made its mark organising Kuala Lumpur’s first creative arts festival Urbanscapes, which has been running for the last decade. A trendsetter in the creative and youth culture industry, Freeform is expanding their repertoire with the launch of Tiffin.

44 Muntri launches Muntri Festival 2016, George Town Festival’s festival-within-a-festival, celebrating new tastes and discoveries

A feast for palates and curiousities in and around the historic Muntri Neighbourhood 

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 JULY 2016: ​George Town, Penang is obviously a land bountiful with some of the world’s best street food. But that’s certainly not all it can offer, and Muntri Festival 2016 is here to prove just that. Presented by 44 Muntri and in partnership with food & drinks platform Tiffin, Muntri Festival promises a weekend of unexpected culinary delights and activities in conjunction with the month-long George Town Festival.
Happening this​ 27 & 28 August 2016​,​ 11am to 11pm ​in multiple venues along​ historic Lebuh Muntri​ and the streets around it, the carnival of new tastes and discoveries will offer up an exciting array of​ food, drinks, markets, movies and music​ in one of Penang’s most hidden gems.

The heritage-rich neighbourhood houses the largest concentration of boutique hotels (Muntri Mews, Muntri Grove, Seven Terraces, Edison Hotel, 23 Love Lane) and popular institutions for thirsty locals– Antarabangsa for wholesale alcohol and Mish Mash for the island’s best cocktails. Also on the same row is famed comfort food at Tai Buan’s Teo Chew Porridge, attractions like the Purrfect Cat Café and the Camera Museum, and cultural centerpieces– the Hainan Temple and the iconic Cheong Fatt Tze, better known as the Blue Mansion.

“Muntri is a truly special place, and the festival aims to shine a light on all the fantastic experiences that can be found here– great food and drinks, charming spaces and things to do for all,” says Adrian Yap, co-owner of 44 Muntri.

“We’re excited to have this opportunity to breathe new life into Lebuh Muntri, to introduce to the public what we consider the underrated sibling of George Town’s major streets. We want to bring this neighbourhood to the fore it so deserves.”


The festivities revolve around gastronomic treats (this is, after all, Penang!), and for the first time ever, 44 Muntri’s ​Pop-Up Series​ will bring ​myBurgerLab​, Klang Valley’s founding fathers of new-school burger joints (and winners of last year’s Tiffin Throwdown People’s and Judges’ Choice Burger) to Penang. Burger fans up north will finally get to experience The Geeks’ famed juicy patties on fresh charcoal buns!

Cheong Fatt Tze’s Indigo Heritage Restaurant​ will be offering a festival-exclusive four-course menu of exciting fusion delights. The delectably fresh RM78++ menu features a roast duck tortilla, grilled Japanese mackerel with pineapple and cucumber and a pandan panna cotta with sago, gula melaka and red bean.
Thirsty microbrew enthusiasts can look forward to 44 Muntri’s tenant bar TAPS’ ​Craft Beer Tasting​ session – the perfect way to have fun, drink and learn at the same time. Food and craft beer pairings will also be available to those who want a bite with their delicious brews.


There’s no celebration without a great soundtrack, and Muntri Fest has this sorted as select Muntri tenants will host performances from acts such as songstress ​Dasha Logan as well as island favourites ​Elsa & Kelvyn ​and​ Lemongrass​. INCH’s special edition of Moonshine’s Feedback Open Mic will also see up and comers alongside Youtube singer-songwriter ​Anne Marie Choon ​showcase their budding musical prowess onstage.
Muntri Markets​ features a selection of unique and beautifully crafted products that can be found from local independent brands, and will be held along the storefront of all participating outlets.

In a playful touch to the already-vibrant Muntri Street, get your hands on the ​Muntri Fest Passport ​to score yourself loads of goodies. Drop by our partner outlets, try their delicious food and drinks, or take part in their activities, and get your passport stamped to win exciting prizes!
For more information on Muntri Festival 2016, visit ​

For more information on Tiffin, please visit: Facebook: ​

Instagram: ​@tiffinevent

For high-res images, fact sheets and biographies, please visit:​ ​
For interviews and media queries, please contact Commas & Industry: Grace Wong Publicist M:+6016-606-0168 E: Julia Taslim Publicist M: +6016-903-3755 E:

About 44 Muntri Once home to the family of a rich pepper merchant, the heritage-rich F&B events space on Muntri Street now stands as home to INCH, which serves contemporary Western and tried-and-true South East Asian dishes, and the first-ever TAPS Beer Bar outpost.

About Tiffin Tiffin, a project by Freeform Untitled, is a multi-layered platform for varied culinary experiences that is spurred by our region’s unparalleled love affair with food and drink.

About Freeform Untitled An off-shoot of the media company Freeform, Freeform Untitled made its mark organising Kuala Lumpur’s first creative arts festival Urbanscapes, which has been running for the last 14 years and counting!

Upfront Series

For an evening of thrills and spills, the Upfront series brings the hottest live acts from around the world to Malaysia. With The Bee at Publika as home, the intimate series offers true music fans the experience to catch their favourites right up close. And in 2014, we’re happy to introduce Upfront Arena for shows that just need that little bit more space. Past acts include: The xx, Oh Wonder, Bastille, The Temper Trap, Fleet Foxes, The Vaccines, Grimes, TOKiMONSTA, to name a few.


Urbanscapes Festival

Malaysia’s longest running creative arts festival has seen itself grow year by year, from a one-night music gig to a green-field weekend affair, and now – in its ultimate form – a city-wide festival spanning three full weeks. The annual festival brings together Kuala Lumpur’s colourful communities in the Arts, Food, Fashion and Music industries to collide in multiple events. The fest features a long list of big-name alumni, including Local Natives, Chvrches, Mogwai, Tame Impala, Rudimental, Crystal Castles, and Hyukoh.