As the saying goes, good things always come in two’s. That’s why this year, Roller Coaster brings you non-stop, hair-raising action by combining two exhilarating events – the Roller Coaster X-Treme Challenge and the Tripl3 Thrill3r Thr3at – into one mega explosive challenge for twice the fun!
Partnered with Hot FM and Fly FM, the public were gamely invited to hunt down the radio cruisers to take part in games and quizzes in order to win lucky passes to Skytrex Adventure Park at Taman Botani Negara for the Roller Coaster X-Treme Challenge. After weeks of mad chasing after the radio cruisers, 250 adrenaline junkies finally descended onto Roller Coaster X-Treme Challenge at Skytrex Adventure Park on 28 May 2011 – all ready to battle their way to the top on that wet and wild morning!
From exhilarating flying fox to climbing rope ladders to dizzying heights to crossing zigzag bridges strung high up on trees at breakneck speed to beat the other contestants, the extreme-activity-loving duo of Arzy Fazamy Ahmad, 32 and Amarani Amir, 33 emerged as Grand Prize winners to score a brand new iPhone 4, hampers and a cash prize of RM500! As for the First Runner-ups, Dzulkifli Alip, 27 and Amirul Ikhsan, 28, they were pleasantly surprised to win an Xbox each, hampers and RM300 in cash prize.
Right after the flying excitement of Skytrex, quick on the heels of the Roller Coaster X-Treme Challenge was the Tripl3 Thrill3r Thr3at, whereby lucky candidates who completed an online survey were able to score an exclusive chance to conquer land, water and air via the Tripl3 Thrill3r Thr3at by go wet and wild while riverboarding in Kampar on 16 July 2011,
roaring off on an Off Road ATV expedition in Ulu Kelang on 24 July 2011 and Paramotoring in Pulau Indah on 23 July 2011!
With so much heart-stopping fun in the sun, this summer with Roller Coaster was definitely an ultimate experience for us and all you wacky, thrill-loving kindred souls that joined us in going loco. The only question is, what other thrills shall we embark on next to top off these unforgettable experiences? Heh.
Like a tidal wave of thrills, the Atrium at e@Curve was invaded by anime mania on 24 July 2010 as 20 fantastically dressed cosplayers brought popular anime characters to life at the Remaja NIPS Crazy Challenge Grand Finale.
From the initial stages of submitting their photographs of them dressed as their favourite anime characters to attending the audition at TV3 to act out their anime characters – these 20 cosplayers had to battle stiff competition to reach the Grand Finale, and boy did they deliver with their detailed costumes and passion for cosplay.
Clad in all their cosplay glory, they strutted their stuff onstage – fanning the hype as word of the exciting NIPS Crazy Challenge Grand Finale spread. Finally, it was time and everyone held their breath in suspense as the results were announced. A crowd favourite, the crowd went wild as Venus Lim who cosplayed as Yuuko Ichihara of xxxHolic walked away with the Grand Prize of a 4D3N trip to watch the Animelo Concert in Japan worth RM12,000, a hamper as well as RM1,000 cash prize.
The 1st Runner-up, Sandy Soon who dressed up as Rikku from Final Fantasy X, won a PSP, a hamper and RM1,000 cash prize, while the 2nd Runner-up Will Wee who cosplayed as the Arrancar Dordoni from Bleach scored an iPod Nano, a hamper and RM500 cash prize. While the remaining 15 contestants did not win big, they too were pampered with consolation prizes of a hamper each.
Psst…in case you’ve not heard, we’ve been invaded by Potato Heads for the past few months! In fact, according to the PNN (Potato News Network), you’re probably surrounded by them right now! *squints suspiciously around the corner*
And for all you non-believers out there, we even have videos as proof that Potato Heads are alive! Don’t believe us? Hop over to our JacknJillPotatoHeads’s YouTube Channel and see for yourself the thrilling suspense of Agent Potato and Samurai Potato in action. Seeking for some chills down your spine? Scream along as you try to survive watching the Potato Horror Show!
Say wha–? Oh yes, you heard us right but don’t worry…we ain’t going loco yet! We’re actually talking about our Jack ‘n Jill Potato Head Series that follows quick on the heels of our nostalgic Jack ‘n Jill Skinner TVCs on Youtube – which takes us back on a memory lane to the golden yesteryears when the crunchy goodness of Jack ‘n Jill Potato Chips first landed on the shores of Malaysia.
Seeking world domination (as ordered by our Potato Head head honcho), we next unleashed our potato mojo with our “Your Potato Head Friends” facebook application, which has been going around the web and infecting people to go potato-crazy and turn their friends’ facebook profile pictures into wacky Potato Heads.
But that’s not all! Seeing as how so many of you had such a ball with “Your Potato Head Friends”, we then threw in some BIG rewards with another one of our even more awesome applications called “Name Your Potato” contest. Just doodle on a potato, name it and voila! The Grand Prize winners would walk away with an iPad 2 whilst Consolation Prize winners would chomp away on RM100 worth of Jack ‘n Jill products!
Indeed, it was gruelling trying to pick our Grand Prize and Consolation Prize winners each week amongst so many crazily creative submissions but we finally did it! Here are our winners in weekly order:
Grand Prize – Chen Jie Low
Another member of the potato family, but this time, its about the sound of the crunch that matters. Potato DJ listens for the best crunch in every bite and Jack&Jill has certainly made the top of its list. Potato DJ has certainly been famous in choosing the best crunch out of everything!
Has a love for music, especially the crunches that it hears. A very friendly and cool potato. Has a whole lot of potato fans! Music is everything to it, and the crunch in that certainly make things sound a whole lot better!
Consolation – Mohd Hazwan Nordin
Rockstar wannabe! Highly passionate person and really wanted to be an singer.
Addicted to reallity show, especially singing competition. Very influenced by American Idol.
Consolation – Kc Lim Danny
A mysterious potato head, always in his bizarre world.
Superstitious and can be creepy at times but he is harmless, really.
Consolation – Kenlli Chooi
Police officer for Jack n Jill town. He has two kids named Potattoo and Potassium. He has a very good track record with The Royal Potato Police (RPP) and is claimed to be the best police officer of all time!
Disciplined and able to deal with danger calmly without flinching! Care for the public!
First certified pota-diver in the world. He is the only scuba diver who able to dive into the deep sea, at 1800m depth, a World Potanness Record. He is also the one who found the PoTitanic that sank on 15th April 1912. Currently working at PotAquaria loc.
Brave scuba diver and adventurer. Met and married with Mermaid-to during his diving in South Potato Sea five years ago.
Rocky has two small eyes. He wears white chef hat and apron. He has short and black curly hair. He has two chubbies cheeks. He has a big mouth and sharp nose. He has two small ears.
He is very energetic. He likes singing in the kitchen. He always dream to be famous chef someday. He likes cooking very much. He is very clean and neat. Everyday he will try any dishes from any countries. After that, he will invite his friends and neighbor.
Nev Er Shad Up
Nev has a motor mouth that can go on and on for days without having to stop. A character that provides conversation anytime and anywhere. He isn’t as annoying as you think cos’ everyone person knows someone like Nev. There’s always one Nev in every group.
Nev loves gossip but not the kind that destroys relationships; gossip surrounding the entertainment world is his forte’. He is extremely friendly and adapts to anyone and any situation oin a blink of an eye. Usually the life of the party, Nev has titles o
Hang Tuah lost brother.
Grand Prize – Chan Chung Hung
First potatronaut to set foot on the bloody stomach of human being! Joined National Stomach-aeronautics and Space Administration (NSASA) in 1853 when the first potato chip was born by George Crum. His missions are to study the stomach of human being and investigate why human love JnJ potato chips!
His spaceflights have earned him the Congressional Space Medal of Honor! His famous quote: “That’s one small step for a potato, one giant leap for vegetables!”
Consolation Prize – Chong Men Vei
This energetic potato is the best campanion when people is watching football matches, because Footballtato always cheer things up. By putting quality and taste behind it’s kicks, JACK’nJILL is always Footballtato’s favourite team!
Energetic, cheerful,& humorous. A loyal fans of JACK’nJILL team, dream of joining the team one day!
Consolation Prize – Foo Qing Yu
Potachef is the master in my kitchen with many years of experience. He is the leader of yam, carrot and pumpkin. He works well with his partners, onions and garlic. He knows exactly how to utilize the spices while making potato mash, french fries and potato chips (the most popular and icon dish).
He is creative and smart, he has a very fine skill, especially in splicing potato into potato chips. He is responsible towards his work and he is well disciplin that every food he made is certified to be clean and healthy, perfectly describe as close to godiness.
Consolation Prize – Chong Wui Lun
Robotic sound, clumsy and funny. Always smiling..
Future potato come to the present time and inspire people to eat Jack N Jill! And serves people with a smile as well.
Grand Prize – Jasmine Lin
A fable from the Jack & Jill stable of nursery rhymes. A favourite of all time beloved by every generation.
Worthwhile to buy, great to the last bite.
Consolation Prize – Muhammad Nur Ikram B Mohd Ruslan
Billy P. Tato, a young pota-boy who aspiring to become a sheriff. His ambition became a reality when he managed to defeat a train robbery with a capacity of very valueable Jack & Jill’s. Because of his courage, he was awarded a medal by the mayor.
Love Jack & Jill’s too much till get a title (Jackiell’s The Sheriff). Very brave and tough when performing his duties. Because of that, he was highly respected and loved by the resident.
Consolation Prize – Hoh Weng Fai
potato that is taught by Yoda in star wars and can be fight using light saber like master Yoda.
Strong, skillful, calm, smart, tasty.
Consolation Prize – Kalpana S Gopalakrishnan
One of a active member from JACK n JILL family. He very different than his other family members. This is because, Fishotoiz loves to eat POTATO alots. He curently, learning how to swim well , while eating his favourite POTATO chips.
Born on 15 February, at Carribbean sea.He such a brave fish because loves to swim at large sea.He knows all the swimming skills. He show more interest in learning new things. Everyday he will go for a dating with his sweetheart Fishitiz.
Congratulations once again to all the “Name Your Potato” winners! To everyone else who participated, thank you for your zany Potato Head characters! We love you guys and were really blown away by all your po-tabulous creativity!
Stay tuned to PNN for more Potato Head fun and po-tastic news!