Tuesday, January 21, 2020

OYO Hotels and Homes' Top 10 List and Milestones for 2019

OYO Hotels and Homes closed 2019 by announcing its Top 10 lists and milestones for its operations in Malaysia.  

  Starting in Malaysia in 2017 with just under 5,000 rooms and 121 properties, OYO had 17,474 rooms and 270 properties by late 2019.
   East Malaysia was a key growth segment, with Sarawak recording 51x growth in the number of OYO properties.
   Cities in Sarawak led in the growth of room numbers from 2018 to 2019:
o   Miri recorded the largest increase with 571 rooms
o   Kuching came second with 567 rooms
o   Bintulu was third with 381 rooms
   In Peninsular Malaysia, tourist favourite George Town saw the biggest increase in the number of properties at 5,710% comprising 346 rooms.
   Interestingly, upcoming destination Manjung saw the highest growth in rooms in West Malaysia at 3,750%, with a total of 375 rooms in 2019.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Special AirAsia CNY flights at fixed low fares

Malaysians traveling for the upcoming Chinese New Year are in for a festive treat as AirAsia celebrates Shared Prosperity with special late night flights at fixed low fares between Peninsula and East Malaysia from 21 to 31 January 2020. 

 Fly home from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu, Bintulu and Miri, as well as from Johor Bahru to Sibu at only RM149* one-way all-in-fares and from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan and Tawau at only RM199* one-way all-in-fares.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Stand a chance to ONG RM3,333 with Calbee this CNY!

Chinese New Year is fast approaching and apart from gathering with family and friends to share good food and great times, one thing synonymous with the celebration are the customs and traditions to bring in more luck so that the year ahead will be prosperous or in Chinese, “ONG!”

Want to try something new this year? Take on a new custom to be ONG with Jack ‘n Jill Calbee. Jack ‘n Jill Calbee will Elevate Your ONG with its golden potato chips and auspicious Chinese New Year Fortune Ang Pow Giveaway where you stand a chance to win the Grand Prize of RM3,333 cash ang pow and a Lion Dance Package Performance to usher in even more ONG!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Sayonara, 2019. Hello, 2020

Ah, what a busy year 2019 was. Even though I travelled abroad less in 2019, I gained so many more opportunities to discover myself through my work.

Monday, December 30, 2019

[Review] Philips 3100 series Automatic Espresso Machine

Owning an actual coffee machine has been a lifelong dream of mine. I even googled up barista courses to justify owning one at home but when I found out much a machine cost, it was back to cafe hopping. Then the Philips 3100 series Automatic Espresso Machine entered my life and it was life-changing.

Okay, I know this is starting to sound like a love letter but you have to understand that I am absolutely love coffee. I like walking into cafes where the first thing I smell is their coffee beans. I like smelling coffee beans samples and believe it or not, I can have coffee at night and still be able to sleep. Sometimes my dependence on coffee for me operate as a functioning human being went as much as three cups daily. I am trying to cut down now by pacing my drink throughout the day.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

6 Travel OOTDs under RM100 from Jalan Jalan Japan

I am a huge advocate of preloved/bundle shopping. There is always something so thrilling about finding something of value for a steal. I first learnt of the concept during my magazine days nine odd years ago from our beauty writer but never imagined I would be so into it like I am now.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Brew Cafe-Style Coffee at Home With Philips

If you have been reading my blog for a while and following my IG, then you would know that I live and breathe coffee. I drink so much coffee that my blood might be coffee. It has long been a dream of mine to own a coffee machine but never got around to doing so because I was broke af intimidated by all the fancy terms of how to brew the perfect cup of coffee.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

#GrabPay Cashless Challenge: I went Cashless for a Week

As the title indicated, I went cashless for one week as part of a challenge issued to me by the peeps at GrabPay. And let's just say...it wasn't as bad or as easy as it seemed. Perplexed? Yeah, that was me during that whole one week.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2020's Top Biodynamic Wineries in New South Wales

Planning your next travel plan around food has always been the norm with Malaysian travellers, where the taste of a place helps shape the entire experience of a destination. With an increasing emphasis placed on sustainable food and conscious consumption, we wanted to highlight a few biodynamic wineries in New South Wales that would be perfect places to visit next year!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Body Shop Christmas Collection 2019

It's that time of the year and the atmosphere at Fahrenheit 88 shopping malls is looking a lot like Christmas. This year The Body Shop is proud to collaborate with Fahrenheit 88 to take the grand entrance with the theme #DreamBig #F88DazzlingChristmas. This means that the Body Shop has brought in a myriad of its Christmas packages, gifts and three seasonal ranges to suit the occasion. Also as part of their empowerment movement, The Body Shop is helping girls around the world to dream big rather than being what they were told they should be.