Phng Li Kim

    Celebrity Host

    Bio

    Li Kim is an individual of many facets. An accomplished businesswoman and international publisher, she is a dynamic personality who has now found passion in entertainment and broadcasting. As the host of the popular TV series The Paranormal Zone, she has traversed the country in search of the unexplained. Its first season was rated the most popular locally produced English documentary series in 2012.

    In 2014, Season 1 and 2 were aired regionally on NBCU’s Syfy Asia. NBC Universal has co-produced Season 3, which premieres on Syfy Asia on June 15, 2015.

    Personal Information

    {FULL NAME}
    Phng Li Kim
    {BIRTHDATE} May 11, 1971{NATIONALITY} Malaysian{ETHNICITY} Chinese
    {HAIR} Short, Dark Brown{EYES} Dark Brown{WEIGHT} 130 lbs {HEIGHT} 5’5″
    {LANGUAGE} English, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese
    {OTHER INFO} Lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is open to travel. Mother of 3 boys (11, 13, 16)

    Life is a bitch. I am life. - Lk

    Work

    THE PARANORMAL ZONE
    “What we see may not be real, what is real we may not see”
    Garnering over 3.4 million viewers in its 13-week run, The Paranormal Zone was rated the most popular locally produced English documentary series in 2012. Created to feed off our natural curiosity of the unknown, Li Kim and her team objectively investigates classified, strange and unusual phenomena in Malaysia – covering almost all racial and cultural segments of the country.

    This program is aimed at providing entertaining substance to the public by giving both the mystical and informative perspectives on topics such as hauntings, ghosts and spirits, trances, the after life and local myths.

    “Hosting was never in the cards for me, let alone hosting a show on apparition and unrest souls. However, I am a firm believer of ‘taking chances’ and ‘grabbing the bull by its horn’, and this came as a pleasant surprise. I have not just learned new things about our colourful country and its people while being involved in the show, but also new things about myself. I see hosting as topping my career priority now and I look forward to receive more opportunities to host other programmes of different subject matters”.

    In 2016, Li Kim completes shooting Season 4 of The Paranormal Zone, which is a co-production with NBC Universal.

    TV
    Experience

    Host, The Paranormal Zone
    Season 1 of The Paranormal Zone received phenomenal ratings on Malaysia’s ntv7 in 2012 and is a reality-based-documentary series on investigations of the paranormal that cannot be logically explained; from taking trance to exorcism, telepathy, past life regression, haunted houses and of course, spirits. Season 2 extends TPZ’s reach regionally as it covers paranormal activity in exotic Thailand. Season 3 and 4 raises the bar even further, as a co-production with NBCU’s Syfy Asia channel.

    Host, Who’s Who in Kechara
    A programme which documented the personal experiences and spiritual aspirations of people from all walks of life in the Kechara Buddhist organisation. The show, presented on DVD, was produced to inspire people on what modern spirituality was about and how different people embrace their spiritual journeys. It was empowering yet personal, bringing out thoughts and emotions at many different levels of human experiences and life.

    Life
    Experience

    Skills
    Emceed at various events; from corporate events to charity functions.

    Pepperdine University, Malibu, USA
    (1990 to 1993)

    Kechara Buddhist Organisation,
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

    (2011-current)
    Director
    Member of the Board of Directors to ensure the highest integrity and governance of this registered society in Malaysia.

    Kechara Media & Publications,
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

    (2009-current)
    Chief Executive Officer
    Publisher of spiritually uplifting books in Malaysia and worldwide.

    AsiaWorks
    (Graduated the trainings in 2000)
    Facilitator for the trainings and
    Guest Event Speaker

    Participated on a volunteer basis to assist and facilitate the trainings with the Trainers. Presented the introductory course for the trainings to new guests.

    Johor factory
    (1993 – 2001)
    Director of Operations
    and Administration

    Managed the operations and administration of a latex examination and surgical gloves factory in Malaysia.

    Gallery

    nstonline-tpz-season4 NST Online: Step into the paranormal Press
    jakartaglobe-tpz-new-season4 Jakarta Globe: Supernatural Series Explores Haunted Parts of Jakarta in Upcoming Season Press
    Li Kim with H.E. Tsem Rinpoche (Kechara Soup Kitchen) 1 Li Kim with H.E. Tsem Rinpoche Out & About
    tpz-highlights-javanese Jakarta Post: ‘The Paranormal Zone’ highlights Javanese mysticism Press
    jakarta-globe-tpz-s3 Jakarta Globe: Phng Li Kim Chases Down Asia’s Ghosts, Goblins on Syfy Channel Press
    rileksmedia-tpz-s3 Indonesian mysticism in Season 3 Press
    gohitzz-telephone-interview GoHitzz telephone interview with Li Kim Press
    nst-tpz3 Uncovering the truth about hauntings Press
    detikhot-tpz-s3 detikHOT: Li Kim ventures into South East Asia in Season 3 Press
    detikhot-likim-experience-tpz3 detikHOT: Li Kim’s Season 3 experience in mystical Yogyakarta Press
    wanista-tpz3 Li Kim brings the paranormal experience to life Press
    tpz3-media-launch The Paranormal Zone Season 3 Media Launch Press · Videos
    aforadio-tpz3 Malaysia’s The Paranormal Zone Takes On South East Asia Press
    Li Kim, Li Kheng and Vincent Martin at the end of a fruitful meeting Meeting Vincent Martin of DailyMotion Out & About
    NBCU Anime Fair 2014 COMIC FIESTA 2014 Out & About
    Li Kim with Tracy Forsyth, genre director of factual entertainment and entertainment of BBC Worldwide Asia TV Forum 2014 Out & About
    syfy-first-ever-asian-co-production Syfy’s first ever Asian Co-Production Press
    8 days 8 Days: Paranormal Activities Press
    lk4 Introducing: Phng Li Kim Profile · Videos
    TheStar 1 Oct 2014 The Star: New Territory Press
    Lianhe Zaobao-27Sept2014 Lianhe Zaobao: The episode for the spirit board is the scariest Press
    hype-malaysia-phnglikim-cropped A Spooky Chat With #TheParanormalZone’s Phng Li Kim Press
    25092014_Overcoming Fear_Oriental Daily Oriental Daily: Uncovering the Supernatural Press
    25092014_Singapores Paranormal Activities Revealed_Harian Metro Harian Metro: Singapore’s Paranormal Activities Revealed Press
    ImagineNetworkTV Li Kim on Imagine TV Network Press · Videos
    Li Kim was given a Syfy goody bag from NBCU! Here she is with Nicole Quek and Scott Mackenzie, VP, Channels, Asia at NBCUniversal, Inc. Working with NBC Universal Singapore Out & About
    Li Kim with a fan BOOKFEST 2014 Out & About
    Bookfest2014-LK begins Be Happy – by Phng Li Kim Videos
    Bookfest2014-autographs Book Sharing Session with Phng Li Kim Videos
    Li Kim and Nicole Quek, Manager of Programmes and Acquisitions at NBC Universal Singapore Li Kim signs with NBC Universal Out & About
    likim&liliantoo Feng Shui World: Is the Dragon Real? Press
    phng li kim on bfm radio Careers Unusual: The Paranormal Hunter Press
    Li Kim and sons Prestige: Mother Knows Best Press
    li kim and sister Hervantage: The Enterprise Sisterhood Press
    phng li kim and dave rogers Rock Your Life Radio: Female Entrepreneurship Press
    Image0001 Her World: Inspiring Woman Press
    tatlerscan-1 Tatler: Faces Press
    li-kim-promo-shoot During a break on the Promo shoot today On Set
    With Michele Schofield, vice-president, programming and marketing, A&E Networks Asia. Asia TV Forum 2013 Out & About
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    divining-destiny-the-paranormal-zone The Paranormal Zone – Divining Your Destiny [Full Episode] Videos
    Li Kim and Haflins Haflins Debut Collection Preview Out & About
    lk10 - trailer The Paranormal Zone: Season 1 & 2 Trailer Videos
    Malaysia-Tatler-2013-1 Malaysia Tatler Ball 2013 Out & About
    Li Kim with Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh and the owner of The Elegance Club, Datuk Tracy Ong The Launch of Elegance Club, KL Out & About
    Li Kim supports UNICEF and MyKasih, the beneficiaries of the charity luncheon Anya Hindmarch & Malaysia Tatler Charity Luncheon Out & About
    lk12 BFM Radio: Exploring the Supernatural this Halloween Press
    behind-the-scenes-2 Behind The Scenes: The Paranormal Zone Season 2 On Set
    lk3 VY Bless and Be Blessed Videos
    lk32 FZ.com: Through Their Eyes Press · Videos
    lk26 Behind The Scenes: The Paranormal Zone Season 1 On Set
    lk24 The Paranormal Zone: Season 1 On Set
    lk5 - blooper The Paranormal Zone: Ep07 Bloopers Videos
    people-places The Edge: Led by Vocation Press
    tatler Tatler: Tittle Tattle Press
    lk1 - chat Chat with Li Kim: Spooky Singing Videos
    Li Kim and Diana Khoo, Editor in Chief of The PEAK The PEAK CEO Dinner Series Out & About
    star-sheila The Star: Mystery of the Unseen Press
    lk-article-The-Sun-2012 The Sun: Mission to the Unknown Press
    Golden-Awards-1 Golden Awards 2012 Out & About
    times-showbiz New Straits Times: Glimpse into the Unknown Press
    phng li kim featured in the new straits times New Straits Times: Paranormal Activity Press
    The-Paranormal-Zone-Official-Launch-1 The Paranormal Zone Official Launch Out & About
    prestige Prestige Magazine: Women Rule Press
    Li Kim at the 6th Asian Film Awards Hong Kong International Filmart and the 6th Asian Film Awards Out & About
    lk2 BFM Radio: Enlighten Business Press

    BLOG

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    Meeting Vincent Martin of DailyMotion

    When not in front of the camera, Li Kim works hard behind the scenes to learn about new technologies and changes in the media industry. The media industry, technologies, markets and audiences are constantly evolving, so Li Kim is on a constant learning curve to familiarise herself with the possibilities and potential opportunities available for her to generate revenue and maximise her TV series, The Paranormal Zone. Today, she and her sister, Li Kheng, met with Vincent Martin, Chief Representative, VP distribution & business development at DailyMotion.

    More photos here.

    Li Kim, Li Kheng and Vincent Martin at the end of a fruitful meeting

    Li Kim, Li Kheng and Vincent Martin at the end of a fruitful meeting

    Asia TV Forum 2014

    The Asia TV Forum (ATF) is the only entertainment market in Asia that brings international TV content sellers and Asian buyers together – to buy, sell, finance, distribute and co-produce, across all platforms. ATF provides the platform to tap into the region’s key entertainment segments and opportunities to build the relationships that count.

    This was the third year Li Kim is attending ATF and this time, she brought her sister Li Kheng along. Ms Han, head of TPZ’s production house Kechara InMotion, also attended. As usual, it was great to meet new key players in the television industry and to see familiar faces again. More photos here.

    Li Kim with Tracy Forsyth of BBC Worldwide

    Li Kim with Tracy Forsyth of BBC Worldwide

    Working with NBC Universal Singapore

    On 25-26 August 2014, Li Kim was invited to NBC Universal Singapore for meetings on the upcoming premier of The Paranormal Zone Season 1 on Syfy Asia on 29 September 2014!

    Li Kim was invited to meet the NBC Universal family at their internal ‘town hall’ event, which is where their MD Christine Fellowes and key staff update all the employees on the latest updates at NBCU. Usually, these townhalls happen once every two months and we were told that it was always nice to have the TV personalities working NBCU to meet the staff. This time it was Li Kim!

    During this visit to Singapore, NBCU also organised a promo shoot for Li Kim at various locations around Singapore. It was a successful and productive trip and Li Kim looks forward to working closely with NBCU!

    More photos here.

    Li Kim and sons

    Li Kim was given a Syfy goody bag from NBCU! Here she is with Nicole Quek and Scott Mackenzie, VP, Channels, Asia at NBCUniversal, Inc.


    Signing on with NBC Universal!

    Singapore, 4 June 2014 - It is with great pleasure that we share the exciting news of Li Kim signing a distribution agreement with NBC Universal today at their office in Singapore. The Paranormal Zone Season 1 will air on Syfy Asia channel in October, followed by Season 2.

    Li Kim said, “Thank you to all who have seen me through the making of TPZ. I am thankful. Especially so to Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and May Phng who believe in me. And of course my dedicated crew who never judge me when I have a diva fit!… and all who have supported the show!”

    Datuk May Phng, Li Kim’s very supportive mother, is the Executive Producer of TPZ Season 2 and was also very proud of this achievement.

    She said, “We are delighted that The Paranormal Zone will be seen throughout the region on Syfy Asia as well as other channels owned or controlled by the NBC Universal group in the territories.”

    Territories covered by the agreement include Afghanistan, American Samoa, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (Hotels and Foreign Compounds Only), East Timor, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan (Military Bases Only), Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, Oil Rigs & Sea going vessels located within the satellite footprint of the Channel(s) in Asia-Pacific, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Niue, Nauru.

    Season 2 is currently aired on ntv7 in Malaysia every Wednesday at 9pm so do catch it then but if you missed it, you can always watch it on tonton.com.my! Sorry, though, tonton is also only available in Malaysia so if you are not in Malaysia, you will just have to wait to watch it on Syfy!

    More photos here.

    Li Kim and sons

    Li Kim signing the contract


    Li Kim in Feng Shui World

    Li Kim and The Paranormal Zone are featured in the June 2014 issue of Feng Shui World, which is a popular magazine sold all over the world via the internet and also the World of Feng Shui’s chain of stores. Read the full article here.

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    Phng Li Kim on BFM’s Careers Unusual

    Li Kim speaks to Maya Tan of BFM the business station on “Careers Unusual”. Here, Li Kim explains how her spiritual guide, Tsem Rinpoche, conceptualised The Paranormal Zone and how she became involved in the show. Listen to the full interview.

    phng li kim on bfm radio

    Mother Knows Best

    Li Kim was featured on the cover of Prestige magazine May 2014 issue, as well as in an article entitled, “Mother Knows Best”, where she speaks candidly about her divorce, her role as a single mother to her three sons and how she manages to juggle motherhood, her career as a TV host and as the CEO of a publishing house. Read the full article here.

    Li Kim and sons

    Li Kim and sons


    An Inspiring Woman

    Li Kim was featured as an “Inspiring Woman” in Her World magazine, January 2014 edition. Read what she had to say here.

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    At the Asia TV Forum 2013

    Li Kim attended the Asia TV Forum in Singapore (Dec 2-6, 2013) to attend various talks and to meet with the movers and shakers in the international TV industry. It was a productive trip with interesting discussions for possible collaborations. More photos here.

    Li Kim and Haflins

    Li Kim and Michele Schofield, Vice-President, Programming and Marketing, A&E Networks Asia.

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