Saturday, June 25, 2016

Value For Money Watsons House Brands

The household brands from Watsons have been a favorite amongst all customers in particular Watsons VIP members whereby monthly promotion dedicated to exclusive VIP members were given a priority. Watsons believes that Malaysian consumers will warm up to the unbeatable combination of quality, variety and affordability offered by the Watsons Brand.



According to Caryn Loh, Chief Operating Officer, Watsons Malaysia, “Watsons is a major player in the health and beauty retail. In Asia alone, we managed to sell more than 260 million Watsons Brand products to date. We want our customers to be sure of the quality of Watsons Brand, hence an extensive research and development programme and stringent quality process goes into each Watsons Brand item to create products that are safe and effective in meeting our customers’ needs. In fact, each. Watsons Brand product is put through an 18-month quality control test. And we test them again throughout the production process, to make sure that our customers receive nothing but the best.”



To further strengthen on this statement, Watsons Malaysia welcomed 5 top Malaysian celebrities to show their love for Watsons Brand to the media.Celebrated actor and model, JC Chee, beauty queen and host, Lee Yvonne, singer, Nomad, singer and host, Dayah Bakar and TV actor, Ikmal Amry came forward to share their personal testimony during a chit chat session with the media. Each Watsons celebrity friend was introduced to the media and paraded with their personal favorite Watsons brand product which was also showcased through a compilation video already shown on Watsons Malaysia’s YouTube and Facebook platform and to date has gained more than 260,000 views online.


The 5 Watsons celebrity friend had the opportunity of a lifetime for a shopping spree experience with 10 lucky media members and blogger’s community. They were divided into 5 groups and challenged to a timed shopping spree for Watsons Brand products at Watsons new concept store in Sunway Pyramid. The winning team received the biggest cheer as they brought home the whole Watsons Brand products that were snapped during the shopping spree, nearing the amount of RM888. The shopping spree was to showcase that Watsons Brand products are economically valued and quality for all household users.


Watsons celebrity friends and the lucky media members and blogger’s community then joined by Caryn and Danny Hoh, Head of Marketing, Watsons Malaysia for a group photo.

(shared from Watsons Malaysia)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

11street Buka Puasa @ Jeumpa d'Ramo

I was invited to 11street Buka Puasa event last week. During the event, Mr Hoseok Kim, CEO of 11 street revealed their findings on Malaysian spending habit to all media and blogger community and the offers available at the website during Raya festive season. Conducted from May 16 to June 6 with over 2000 respondents, the goal of the survey was to provide a better understanding on the expenses of the nation as Hari Raya approaches. The response, acting as the voice of the nation, delves into 3 important categories – spending patterns, priorities and platform of choice.


Mr Hoseok Kim said the survey shows that baju Raya is still the most necessary item during the Raya celebration because it has significant ties to the traditions of Hari Raya. 78% of the respondents stated that they will purchase new Hari Raya clothing before purchasing any other items which include accessories, shoes, and luxury branded goods. The survey did, however, show an increase in brand consciousness in men when purchasing Raya clothing.

The survey also shows that 95% of Malaysians are positive about online shopping suggesting that technology is playing a big role in the establishment of e-commerce. Kim adds, “E-commerce is again proven to be a go-to outlet with many are positive with the possibilities of purchasing things online. As Hari Raya approaches, we are expecting more people to turn towards online shopping in the interest of convenience and time.”


With valuable insights from the survey, Kim also highlighted, “It is important to understand the consumer first, then being able to provide when the economy hinders the spending power of the consumer. With this festive period upon us, 11street acknowledges the means to purchase something considered a necessity at an affordable price.”

Kim continues, “With more than 6 million products at unbeatable prices from19,000 sellers under our e-roof, we are giving Malaysians all across the nation the means to have a fruitful Hari Raya without much strain on expenditure. At 11street, we constantly strive to provide the best for our customers.”

11street is offering Manis Ramadhan, Meriah Lebaran Campaign to cater for all of Malaysia’s Hari Raya needs with up to 90% discount and RM10 million worth of coupon giveaways supporting popular brands like Tupperware, SyomirIzwa Fashion and Nestle so customers all over Malaysia, whether looking to hold close to tradition or are tight on a budget, can afford the necessities this Hari Raya.




Selfie....
Jeumpa d'Ramo is a nice place for private function with no more than 30 guests.They allow outsiders to pay a visit and stay a night as it is registered as a guest house. Nevertheless, they will have massive renovation after Raya for upgrading service.



For more information on Manis Ramadhan, Meriah Lebaran Campaign, please visit 11street.my (www.11street.my) or contact 03-2720 0000 for more information. Happy Ramdhan everyone!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Spacestatic Adventure With Ice Age: Collison Course

Leading up to the opening of world’s first Twentieth Century Fox World Theme Park at Resorts World Genting in 2017, there are many exciting activities in store. Such as the Spacetastic Adventure with Ice Age: Collision Course at Resorts World Genting this June. The release of the upcoming movie will be celebrated with a series of fun activities at Resorts World Genting. Spacetastic Adventure with Ice Age: Collision Course will be held from 4 June to 24 July 2016, a promise to be as exciting as it sounds. 


Apart from the special premiere screening of the movie on 5 July, all in the family can join the line-up of events at the resort, from an educational interactive game and social media contest to meet-and-greet sessions with the popular characters from the show.



What is Ice Age Collision Course about? This time, Scrat's pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him into outer space where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that threaten Earth. The other lovable characters from the show, Manny, Sid and Diego lead the rest of herd on a quest that is full of thrills and spills, along the way providing lots of laughter. Like the movie tagline suggests, it's “one small step and one giant mess”!

 



Spacetastic Adventure Challenge is a fun interactive game and activities for whole duration of 10 mins. Kids and family would enjoy this contest that highlights fun facts about the solar system and constellations when they take part in three challenges and complete a Facebook contest. Participants stand to win Ice Age Collision Course movie merchandises worth up to RM3,000.



Fans of the movie also have the chance to get up close and personal with their favorite Ice Age characters like Sid, Scrat and Diego at the various meet-and-greet sessions scheduled to be held from 4 to 12 June, and on 18, 19, 25, 26 June 2016 and 5 to 10 July 2016. The hours scheduled: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Buck, Crash & Eddie for the first time at Resorts World Genting and not forgetting Scrat in his Spacesuit!




Parents who interested to participate with their kids should take note of the timing: 10am to midnight, from 4 June to 24 July 2016. Genting Rewards members enjoy free admission to the event and likewise First World Indoor Theme Park wristband holders and SnowWorld customers.



For more information, visit www.rwgenting.com or call 03 – 2718 1118. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

School Holiday Carnival with Power Rangers at Resorts World Genting

Last week was school holiday. In conjunction with it, Resorts World Genting was having a great show to have fun with the school kids. My famous childhood TV show, Power Rangers was put to live on stage in Genting International Showroom from 28 May to 26 June 2016. The one-hour show features an international cast and crew—specifically 25 Japanese joining forces with 15 Malaysians to make the production a reality. They will bring to life the actions Power Rangers are best known for—in this case, battling Sledge's Army for the magical Energems that hold invincible powers.








The live show is based on the two Power Rangers television series, the popular Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Dino Charge. The Rangers, the five warriors chosen by the Energems to protect Earth and to prevent it from falling into evil hands, find themselves repeatedly engaged in battle with the villains, Fury, Poisandra and their sidekicks. One of the Power Rangers, Pink, is captured by the villains—along with an Energem. The fate of the world then lies in the hands of the rest of the Power Rangers—they have to free Pink and regain the Energem.


Tickets to the live show at Genting International Showroom are priced at RM108 (VIP), RM88 (PS1) and RM68 (PS2). But the good news for fans is they can take advantage of the Early Bird promotion valid till 26 May 2016, that allows Genting Rewards Card members 20% discount. Otherwise, Genting Rewards Card members can expect 10% discount off the normal ticket price.


The superheroes will also meet their fans at specific hours namely 12 noon and 7.30 pm at the Time Square Stage, Power Rangers Activation Booth at Universal Walk, Genting Grand lobby and at the Genting International Show Room areas. And if its shopping you prefer, there is a kids' world fair at the Times Square with every kind of toys imaginable available for sale till 26 June 2016. But other products are also offered, from clothes to accessories like shoes and socks as well as wide selection of stationery and bags.

For more information, please call 03–2718 1118 or log on to www.rwgenting.com.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Buka Puasa with AnCasa Hotel & Spa KL


Last week, I received a Buka Puasa invitation from a friend who works as a PR in AnCasa Hotel KL. Due to this reason, I have become their regular guest! LOL...I came late as I was rushing from Serdang to go back home to take a short bath before fetching my dad together for the dinner. The PR who is my friend is really an awesome woman. I am very busy this month, sometimes I either forget to reply or no time to reply via email. She personally whatsapp me asking if I could come few days after email invitation sent. I just replied "OK" a very brief reply to her and she said: "ACik will rsvp for u and ur dad yeah!" I was like "wow" she already knew what is in my mind! She still remembered I brought my dad to Ramadhan Buka Puasa last year. Anyway, for event like the one with "makan-makan" I always bring my family member as my plus one because after marry or if we work at other place, there is lesser time I could spend with them. Or should I say a bit of rewarding for my parents since they really working hard to raise me up and supporting me to continue my PhD while others already start working to earn money.


Well, that's my personal encounter with the hotel personnel. On that day, they offered bubur lambuk for free to public starting at 3pm which is the tradition of the hotel during Ramadhan. They also gave away 500 food packs to community stayed at Pudu Sentral and China Town. The charity move indirectly foster unity among multi-racial society.


This year, the AnCasa Hotel & Spa, Kuala Lumpur combines elements of 60's theme and unveil memories with the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee to commemorate the death of this impressive artist on May 29, 1973. The glory of him as an artist is irreplaceable until now. Although he has left us for a very long time, but his name is still a household name and his artwork still take place in the national art arena.


Offering more than 120 dishes including the "live" stall is sure to excite the appetite of visitors like Apam Balik, Satay, Laksa Asam, Golek Lamb, various selection of Setapak soup, dozens options of desserts and sweets. All these are prepared by talenetd Chef Yohanis, Chef Mariam& Chef Syukri.

Guests were also entertained with live music and Ghazal selection of classic songs on that night that became the ear candy during the month of Ramadan this year.



Ramadan Buffet Selera Desa '60s Nostalgia "is open every day from 7th June 2016 until the 3rd of July 2016, from 7.00pm to 10.00pm at RM68 nett for adults and RM40 nett for children. For booking and more information, please contact Saffron Brasserie at 03-2026 6060 ext. 7703 or toll-free line at 1-300-88-0032.


My simple dinner on that night with Nasi Kerabu. We can not stuff everything into our little stomach. I always go around to have a look on all offerings before deciding what to eat. Most important, I never waste any food on my plate. I never leave my plate with food that untouched, it is such a waste for me, I hate people who doing so either the adults or the kids. Well, that's my two cents.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Taste of Kota Bahru (TOKB) Cafe

 TOKB is the very first military concept cafe in Malaysia. Strategically located at Petaling Jaya which is not far away from University Malaya Medical Centre, this latest eatery is certainly a must visit place for all! TOKB stands for Taste of Kota Bahru, the cafe serves up tantalizing Kelantanese dishes prepared by 2 head chefs, namely Puan Norma binti Salleh from Kelantan, lovingly dubbed as Kak Ma by others and Lucas Lee, one of the 2 founders of the cafe.
 
 
The cafe occupies a fair area of the ground floor of the newly built 18 storey Avenue D'Vogue and has ample parking space in the basement with some lots reserved for cafe diners on the ground floor.
 
TOKB cafe serves authentic Kelantanese fare such as Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Dagang, Laksam, Nasi Rocket (Nasi Tumpang), and Teh Atom (Teh Tarik Madu). They also offer Japanese and Western tidbits like Edamame and Smoked Salmon canapes demonstrating the 2 ruling powers who landed in Malaya in early days.

Nasi Kerabu RM17.90
Nasi Kerabu is a fragrant blue rice served with ayam goreng. kerisik sambal ikan, solok lada, salted egg, fresh aromatic herbs accompanied by budu and sambal belacan. It is a signature dish of Kelantanese.

Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak RM16.90
This is the favourite dish among us. The paste is tasty which has been corporate with durian and really appetizing to eat together with rice!

Nasi Rocket RM15.90

Nasi Rocket with Beef Serunding is a special dish for me. The concept is like the dumpling however Nasi Rocket has a different shape and the filling is separate by layer. Diners can choose either fish serunding or beef serunding stuffing together with gulai ikan tonggol and gulai udang. It is traditionally known as Nasi Tunpang, the multi-tiered cone shaped rice was once a convenient, daily fuel for fishermen, farmers, workers on the go!

Ikan Keli Paprik RM12.90

Laksam RM13.90
Laksa is one of our famous Malaysian cuisine. There are many different presentations and every state has its own laksa. This flat rice noodle rolls in creamy white fish and coconut gravy is known as laksam, laksa of Kelantan.

Ayam Masak Merah RM11.90

Gulai Udang RM14.90
Teh Atom RM9
Teh  Atom is teh tarik with honey. The honey adds a good dose of natural sweetness to Malaysian's favourite drink, at the same time contributing to its intense frothy texture!






Spanning over 6000 sq feet, the cafe has a semi outdoor area for alfresco dining, an indoor air conditioned area and a cosy mezannine floor, all in all seating around 100 diners comfortably. And for private functions, the area can be further extended to accommodate up to 300 pax!
 


 


Fans of the cafe can opt to join Loyalty program  which will see them accorded with their very own engraved military dog tag bearing the key personal details and ranking from Sergeant to General, depicting their discount entitlement beginning from 8% all the way up to 22%.


 


The cafe is open for dining from 12pm to 9pm daily with take out options. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/tokbcafe/

Address:
Ground Floor, Menara Inspiration (Avenue D'Vogue),
No. 3A, Jalan 13/2, Section 13,
46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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