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ABOUT IMPRESSION MELAKA

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Upon the completion of a property development proposal in Melaka, PTS Impression’s CEO Boo Kuang Loon searched high and low for the missing puzzle that would complete his ground-breaking plan. The ‘a-ha’ moment struck when a friend mentioned about the Impression series from China. Having watched the Impression series several times and were deeply impressed by its creativity and magnificence, he instantly knew that he has found the ideal match.

After intensifying his research on Impression and understanding the concept behind it, he was determined to bring Impression into his hometown, Melaka. He was certain that the Impression would elevate Melaka’s status as the ultimate tourist destination in Malaysia, as well as boost the country’s economic growth and create job opportunities for the locals.

His journey to securing Impression kickstarted with numerous calls and follow-ups with the official Impression team in Beijing, China. Luck was finally on his side when he got through and was granted a meeting with the directors. His motivation to succeed was running high; he gave his best to win the project where he contested against over 150 cities from all over the world.

After rounds of detailed assessments and numerous visits to China, PTS Impression successfully convinced Impression China to produce its first international show outside the country, in Melaka, Malaysia. Aptly named Impression Melaka, the city will be the first location outside China to stage the spectacular show.



Boo Kuang Loon
Chief Executive Officer, PTS Impression Sdn Bhd

Backed by years of experience in business ventures and niche property developments, Boo was the mastermind behind the introduction of Impression Melaka to the Southeast Asian market. He is the man who makes Melaka the first venue out of China to stage one of the Impression series – a world-class, mega ‘live’ theatre production that has been staged only in China for more than 10 years.

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Zhang Yimou

Co-founder of Impression Wonders Arts Development Co., Ltd, famous director, and chief adviser for the Impression Series shows

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Wang Chaoge

Co-founder and CEO of Impression Wonders Arts Development Co., Ltd, and chief director of the Impression Series shows

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Fan Yue

Co-founder and CCO of Impression Wonders Arts Development Co., Ltd, and chief director of the Impression Series shows

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Boo Kuang Loon
Chief Executive Officer, PTS Impression Sdn Bhd

Backed by years of experience in business ventures and niche property developments, Boo was the mastermind behind the introduction of Impression Melaka to the Southeast Asian market. He is the man who makes Melaka the first venue out of China to stage one of the Impression series – a world-class, mega ‘live’ theatre production that has been staged only in China for more than 10 years.

Under his leadership, PTS Impression Sdn Bhd – a subsidiary set up by PTS Properties Sdn Bhd to oversee the development, performers’ training, operations, and management of the entire production – was awarded the exclusive rights to import the Impression series into Malaysia, amidst a stiff competition of over 150 cities from all over the world. The significance of the project has led the Impression Melaka to be endorsed by Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia as one of the National Key Economic Area project.

Although working and residing in Kuala Lumpur for over two decades now, Melaka has always held a special spot in Boo’s heart. Born and raised there, he has always envisioned contributing to the state by helping to optimise its growth potential. He figured that to reinvent and enhance his homestate’s tourism industry, he would need to bring in a catalyst that would attract people from around the globe to visit the history-rich state. Nothing fitted the missing puzzle better than the Impression series, where it is expected to contribute a state GDP of RM788mil or an increase of 3.7% annually through the forecasted additional 1.2 million tourist traffic.

Boo aims to enhance the Impression Melaka project by developing an integrated tourist village to showcase Melaka cuisine and knick-knacks. To meet the demand of tourist influx into the state, Boo plans to bring in a chain of high-end hotels too.

On giving back to society, Boo aspires to make the ticket pricing for Impression Melaka as affordable as possible for people from all walks of life to enjoy this “one-of-a-kind”, spectacular production.

Moving forward, Boo aims to further enhance Melaka’s value as a second home destination where he plans to build residential and retirement homes within the vicinity of Impression Melaka’s location

 
 
 
 
 

Zhang Yimou
Co-founder of Impression Wonders Arts Development Co., Ltd, famous director, and chief adviser for the Impression Series shows

Counted as an iconic figure among the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, Zhang Yimou acted as chief director for the opening & closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and for the public evening gala on the National Day of 2009 in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. His representative films include: Red Sorghum, Raise the Red Lantern, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles, Curse of the Golden Flower, etc.

 

  • In 2010, Zhang received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Yale University.
  • In 2009, Zhang acted as the chief director for the public evening gala on the National Day in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
  • In 2009, Zhang was given an Emmy Award (Best Special Program Award) for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and acted as the chief director for the Impression Series shows.
  • In 2008, Zhang acted as the chief director for the opening & closing ceremonies of the 29th Summer Olympics in Beijing.
  • In 2008, Zhang came in first in a satisfaction survey on the public image of Chinese performing celebrities.
  • In 2005, Zhang received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF).
  • In 2005, Zhang was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Naples International Film Festival in Italy.
  • In 1998, Zhang was recognized as one of the ten most influential people of the year by the American weekly news magazine Time.
  • In 1995, Zhang was honored as one of the world’s ten most outstanding film directors at the Montreal World Film Festival (WFF).

 
 
 
 
 
 

Wang Chaoge
Co-founder and CEO of Impression Wonders Arts Development Co., Ltd, and chief director of the Impression Series shows

Acclaimed as the most innovative director in China, she pioneered real-scene performances in China in collaboration with Zhang Yimou and Fan Yue, and has brought the Impression Series real-scene performances to a commercial success as the chief director.

Representative Works: Large-scale modern dance-drama Willful Comeback, original opera The First Emperor; Impression Series: Impression Sanjie Liu, Impression Lijiang, Impression West Lake, Impression Hainan, Impression Dahongpao, Impression Putuo, Impression Wulong, Encore Pingyao, etc.

 

  • In 2011, Wang was awarded the title “Goodwill Ambassador of Health Care for Women” by All-China Women’s Federation.
  • In 2011, Wang was awarded the title “Goodwill Ambassador of Health Care for Children” by China Children and Teenagers’ Foundation.
  • In 2010, Wang created the amazing “Vigour Matrix Climax Show” as the chief director for the Private Enterprises Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.
  • In 2010, Wang acted as interior art designer for the China Pavilion at the 12th Venice Biennale of Architecture, with a design work titled Wind Wall.
  • In 2010, Wang staged the theme event “Impression: Top of the World” in collaboration with BMW, in Lhasa nearly 4,000m above the sea level.
  • In 2008, Wang worked as one of the six members of the core creative team for the opening & closing ceremonies of the 29th Summer Olympic Games.
  • In 2006, Wang co-directed with Zhang Yimou and Fan Yue the original opera The First Emperor (Plácido Domingo in the title role; music by Tan Dun), the first opera directed by Chinese directors in the 150-year history of the New York-based Metropolitan Opera.
  • In 2003, Wang co-directed with Zhang Yimou and Fan Yue the gala event – “Olympic China, Touching Beijing” – in celebration of the unveiling of the official emblem for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fan Yue
Co-founder and CCO of Impression Wonders Arts Development Co., Ltd, and chief director of the Impression Series shows

As one of the most creative directors and stage art designers in China, Fan Yue has taken part in, designed and directed a great many stage plays, showing great talent in the area of art. He has worked with Wang Chaoge and Zhang Yimou to create the new form of staging – “real-scene performance”.

 

  • In 2011, Fan was awarded the title “Goodwill Ambassador of the Happy Angel Fund” by the Chinese Red Cross Foundation.
  • In 2010, Fan created the amazing “Vigour Matrix Climax Show” as the chief director for the Private Enterprises Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.
  • In 2010, Fan acted as interior art designer for the China Pavilion at the 12th Venice Biennale of Architecture, with a design work titled Wind Wall.
  • In 2010, Fan staged the theme event “Impression: Top of the World” in collaboration with BMW, in Lhasa nearly 4,000m above the sea level.
  • In 2009, Fan worked as a member of the core creative team for the public evening gala on the National Day in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
  • In 2008, Fan worked as one of the six members of the core creative team for the opening & closing ceremonies of the 29th Summer Olympic Games.
  • In 2006, Fan co-directed with Zhang Yimou and Wang Chaoge the original opera The First Emperor (Plácido Domingo in the title role; music by Tan Dun), the first opera directed by Chinese directors in the 150-year history of the New York-based Metropolitan Opera.
  • In 2003, Fan co-directed with Zhang Yimou and Wang Chaoge the gala event – “Olympic China, Touching Beijing” – in celebration of the unveiling of the official emblem for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
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