Thursday, December 31, 2020

Fukuoka, Kyushu [Day 7] - Solo Itinerary to Ohori Park and Fukuoka Tower


My final day in Fukuoka was a bitter sweet one. It was the only day I got to wander about by myself but it was also my last day in Japan, my last 24 hours in Fukuoka. I headed out early, rolling out of bed at 730am to take a leisurely stroll along the canal to Nakasu. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

[Food Review] Sarawak Laksa at Kedey Kamek SS2

There seems to be a boom in Sarawakian cuisine readily available here. Kedey Kamek has been a time long presence here with several outlets in TTDI, Bangi and Kuching. Kedey Kamek is as authentic as they get with a team hailing from East Malaysia, from Kuching and Miri. Its name was in fact Sarawakian for 'my shop'. 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Christmas Turkey Feast at Quan's Kitchen, Four Points by Sheraton KL Chinatown

Disclaimer: This write up first appeared on The Malaysian Traveller as a part of an invitation from Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown

Christmas gatherings at restaurants and hotels will be very different this year but why not take this opportunity to enjoy a more intimate setting at Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown? We were invited down to Chinatown for a preview of their upcoming Christmas range at Quan's Kitchen and the main highlight of the spread was its Roasted in Chinatown Turkey. But we will get to that in a bit.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Snowy Berry and Merry Christmas Giveaway at BaWangChaJi

Christmas just got merrier as BaWangChaJi is adding a new seasonal drink to its Snowy Series AND offering fans a chance at winning exclusive Christmas gifts from BaWangChaJi simply by participating in ‘BaWang Christmas Wish Tree’ on-ground campaign and ‘All I Want for Christmas’ online giveaway. 

Friday, December 4, 2020

[Food Review] Foo Foo Fine Desserts, TTDI

"You want two desserts?" the look on the staff's face was incredulous, triggered by the mere idea that one person could finish two desserts that was meant for sharing. 

"And a flat white." I added before tacking on the request to have both desserts brought out at the same time. For photo-taking purposes. I had faith in my eating capacity even if it meant skipping dinner and going for a super hard workout later. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Vivo V20 SE Aquamarine Launch Collaborates with TNTCO, Sttroke and Instea

Vivo V20 SE first launched in Malaysia in September 2020, right before we went into our second CMCO and was introduced in two colour then - Gravity Black and Oxygen Blue. On 1 Dec, a new colour joined the colour stable of the Vivo V20 Se, the mesmerising Aquamarine. The sleek and elegant colour of vibrant cooling blues can be a real eyecatcher for young adults who are always on the move. 

The introduction of the new Aquamarine colour reinforces vivo’s commitment to aesthetic designs and innovation that place its users at the core. Besides that, vivo Malaysia is also collaborating with local brands Sttoke, Instea and TNTCO to offer limited-edition merchandise that caters to individuals who always on-the-go, adventurous and in love with fashion, encouraging everyone to Be Mer-Mazing, Be The Focus. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

[Cafe Review] Half and Hafu, the Hub SS2

 I first spotted this cafe on Instagram in October and since it was relatively near me, I made a mental note to check it out. Then it started appearing on a lot of cafe listicles and I decided wokay, time to pay a visit before it becomes too popular.

And that was how I found myself at Half and Hafu in the  Hub SS2. Its design reminded me of some of the bespoke cafes I peeped into when in Japan but never dared venture into and its name - Hafu meant half in Japanese. True to its name, half of the first floor lot was a hair salon and the other half was an aesthetically pleasing orange and brown cafe or rather coffee bar. Located away from the busy row of cafes and eateries that are often crowded with people, Half and Hafu was an oasis of peace and quiet. 

Friday, November 27, 2020

[Food Review] Shimmer Shine Cafe, Petaling Jaya

It has been a while since I've done a food review but I am back now with a impromptu dinner visit to the new cafe in PJ New Town. I've driven past Shimmer Shine Café quite a few times and it was hard to miss the gigantic shining signage on the same row as Pizza Hut and Orange Business Hotel. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Building Muscle Strength and Mass with Ensure Gold and Guardian

I did my physical test recently and was told that my BMI was on the overweight side. Excuse me? I have muscles okay! Not many people know this but BMI is not an accurate reading on your weight and health levels. It doesn't factor in muscles which is in fact heavier than fat. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

KLSCM 2020 Goes Virtual from 5-13 Dec 2020

The Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) today announced the introduction of its inaugural Virtual Run, which will take place from 5 -13 December 2020 and offers free registration. Organised by Dirigo Events and with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia as Title Sponsor, the KLSCM 2020 Virtual Run is set to become the premier virtual running event in Malaysia. The Virtual Run will offer the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km distance categories and runners from all over the world are expected to participate. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Starhill welcomes Taiwan's eslite spectrum (誠品生活), aka the World's Coolest Bookstore in 2022

How many of us here longs for the days when we can visit Taiwan once more for our fill of bubble tea and late night shopping at eslite spectrum? Well, to sate that itch for some Taiwan style shopping, the iconic Starhill in Bukit Bintang is partnering up with eslite spectrum to open its first ever eslite branch in Southeast Asia.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Bawangchaji: A Rising Star among Teahouses

While we may not be able to travel to China for now, we can still enjoy a taste of Yunnan through BaWangChaji which first entered the Malaysian market in 2019. The first-ever Rethink ‘Single’ Campaign of BaWangChaJi in conjunction with the 11.11 Single Day Celebration officially ended on a positive note, the teahouse brand once again broke its highest record in the history for the daily sales on Double 11. On this one-day shopping event, BaWangChaJi collaborated with 11 lifestyle brands at once and grabbed the opportunity to raise awareness on the importance and power of self-love. 

Friday, November 6, 2020

Fukuoka, Kyushu [Day 6] - Nanzoin Buddha and HakuHaku Mentaiko Making Experience

On the hindsight, I should not have returned the car so soon had I known what I know now. First the foremost, Nanzoin temple was quite a distance from Fukuoka in the countryside and was worth a drive out to even though there was a train station nearby. And secondly, the HakuHaku Mentaiko factory/museum was a good 20 minutes walk from the nearest train station and was best reached by car. 

Well, the more you know I suppose. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

9 Eco- Adventure Spots to Explore around Selangor

Those living the Klang Valley are fortunate to be living with vicinity of so many interesting places to visit - indoor and outdoor. This year has seen a growing demand for eco-adventure with more people just aching to go out rather than being cooped up within four walls. Selangor in particular has plenty to offer when it comes to attractive and exciting eco-adventures for everyone. 

Check out this list for your next weekend escape: 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

[Review] Origin Hybrid Pillow: An Investment Worth Sleeping on?

There are a few things in life that are worth putting in the extra dollar and not going cheap on. First and foremost is insurance. Second is the pillow to rest your weary head upon. Apart from a reliable comfortable mattress, your pillow is the most important thing to get the all important beauty sleep. And as someone who is particularly picky with her pillows, I am glad to say I might have found the one after a one week tryout period with Origin Mattress's Origin Superior Coolmax®  Latex Pillow. 

I prefer my pillow to be a bit solid and not cloud-like soft. Neck support is important for me as I have a habit of sleeping on my side. I also like to prop my head up a bit otherwise I would get muscle aches and a headache to match. Thankfully, Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow met all of my criterias. When I used the pillow, I rarely had to do adjust the pillow or my sleeping position. Whether I am sleeping face up, on my side or even just propping my upper body up to do work on my bed, the pillow was super comfortable. No more achy sleepless nights for me. 

The only negative part of my entire experience was the state of the pillow boxes when they were delivered to me. The boxes were crumpled with some parts falling off and looked as though they had taken a beating. Luckily the pillows inside were still in good condition as they were wrapped in plastic. While I understand the pillows are not fragile, I would still have like to received them in a pristine condition via in studier box or outer box to protect the package. 

I shouldn't be so surprised by the pillow's performance as it was featured as 1 of the Best 8 pillows to buy in Singapore 2020. Origin Mattress founders, Shaun and Gee understand that buying a mattress is a long term investment and one that will stick with you for a decade. They also know that shopping for one comes with endless unfamiliar terminologies and pushy salesmen and want to simplify the selection process. 

Credit image to Express Photography. 

Their Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow have gone through dozens of sleep trials, more than 10 different product tests and 100 density changes before making it to market. Designed in Germany by a team of experts, Origin is confident that their pillow is one of the best available in Malaysia and Singapore, matching even the best and highest priced pillow in terms of features and function. The pillow comes with its own cover, secured with a zip but if you want to keep it clean for longer, you can throw on your pillow casing. 

If you want to get your own Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow (priced at RM490, ongoing offer RM400), you can order it online at their recently launched website Origin Hybrid®️ Mattress. They offer free delivery to anywhere in Peninsular Malaysia, 15 years warranty and also free returns and full refunds with their 120 night trial. 

For those who prefer to touch-touch and see-see before buying, they have a showroom at the details below: 

Showroom address: 77, Jalan SS2/55, 47300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 
Opening hours: Mon - Fri (10am - 7pm), Sat (10am - 5pm)
Closed on Sundays and public holidays. 

- Origin Mattress
Website | Facebook | Instagram

- Best in Singapore
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Sleep tight!

Disclaimer: I was sponsored two pillows in exchange for a product review but all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.  

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Starhill Redefines The Shopping Scene In Kuala Lumpur With Introduction Of New Exclusive Flagship Stores

The Starhill, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous shopping belt Bukit Bintang, is rolling out the red carpet to fans of top global brands from Europe and around the world come Q1 2021, when it opens its doors with a slew of Malaysia’s first-ever exclusive flagship stores and new-to-market concepts and experiences. Previously known as Starhill Gallery, this iconic shopping destination for tourists and locals alike first announced its transformation plans and new identity as The Starhill in October last year.

The Starhill will be reinforcing its position as the Home of the Tastemakers, where the mall will redefine Kuala Lumpur’s shopping scene in a whole new concept that infuses hospitality into the retail experience. Patrons will shop and stay in a refined home-like environment replete with tasteful, thoughtful touches of true tastemakers. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

realme 7i and C17 Now Available in Malaysia

Joining the ranks of realme Malaysia's phone stable is the 90Hz refresh rate and 64MP Quad Camera realme 7i. On top of that, realme also introduced the realme C17 as the latest addition to realme’s entry level segment where users can own a smoother than ever device. 

Monday, October 12, 2020

New Jack N Jill Sambal Udang Flavour celebrates fans with ‘Temanmu Selalu’ Collaboration

A new flavour awaits lovers of JACK ‘n JILL Potato Chips in the form of Sambal Udang inspired by its sambal loving Malaysian fans. This year, JACK ‘n JILL celebrates the connection it shares with its fans, having been their ‘Temanmu Selalu’ for the past 36 years with an all new Sambal Udang flavour.

To commemorate the launch, JACK ‘n JILL has brought together Anugerah Juara Lagu champion Naim Daniel, and multidisciplinary creative artist-illustrator Cloakwork, to create a limited-edition tote bag themed ‘Temanmu Selalu’. 

Monday, October 5, 2020

TENTEN Lexis Hotel Sales on 10.10!

Fancy a seaside getaway to a beach resort to unwind and get your much-needed dose of vitamin sea while catching up on quality time with family and friends?  Or waking up to a view like this? 

Look no further as Lexis Hotel Group, which is known to offer guests a unique beach vacation experience with its own in-room private pools, in most of its resorts, is offering an exciting e-vouchers sale to all Malaysians from the 8th October to 15th October for all of its resorts’, as part of its inaugural PERFECT 10/10 Lexis Getaway e-Voucher Sale.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

BaWangChaji Mid Autumn Specialtea for Mooncakes!

If you're looking for a drink to go hand-in-hand with your mooncake during this Mid Autumn Festival, then look no further than BaWangChaJi's new Tie Guan Yin Series. Tea lovers can enjoy the series with Tie Guan Yin Macchiato (水月观音), Tie Guan Yin Milk Tea (清沫观音) and Cold Brew Tie Guan Yin (倾晨) with prices ranging from RM11.90 to RM15.90. 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Realme 7 series Has landed in Malaysia!

Oh wow, it's hard to believe that just slightly over a year ago, the Realme 5 Pro and 5 Series launched in Malaysia and this month, they have launched the Realme 7 series! Priced at only RM1,499 for the realme 7 Pro and RM1,299 for the realme 7, Malaysians can now capture sharper and charge faster with the functions equipped in the new series. 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Jack ‘N Jill Cloud 9 Uplifts Malaysia With The ‘Bite-Tarik-Senyum’ Movement

A smile is a tiny, simple gesture that can make a big impact. From lifting the spirits to reassuring others, or helping to break the ice, smiles are the universal, unspoken language that connects people from different geographies, cultures and background. In the challenging times we live in, the world needs more smiles than ever. 

Vivo V20 SE Launched in Malaysia at RM1,199

Let's get the important information out of the way first. 

The V20 SE just launched in Malaysia at only RM1,199 and can be found Vivo’s official store on Lazada and Shopee. Customers that buy the phone between 24 September to 2 October will get an exclusive gift (either a mini speaker or car phone holder) worth up to RM199. It is available in two colours – Gravity Black and Oxygen Blue.

Monday, September 21, 2020

From Booth to Lot, Realme Experience Store Opens its doors at Sunway Pyramid

Over the weekend, realme Malaysia officially opened its doors to its its new experience store at Sunway Pyramid. Fans and shoppers who visited the store will enjoy a wholesome experience as realme has upgraded its image store to an experience store. The experience store in Sunway Pyramid will be equipped with the first in-store service point, ready in October to provide comprehensive device servicing for the users. 

Friday, September 18, 2020

GoPro Hero9 Black lands in Malaysia at RM2,099

GoPro Inc announced its new camera, HERO9 Black—featuring “more everything”—including a new sensor that delivers 5K video and 20 megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization with in-camera horizon leveling, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30% more battery life, and a Max Lens Mod accessory that brings Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and Max SuperView ultra wide-angle photo and video to HERO9 Black. 

HERO9 Black is available in Malaysia for RRP of MYR2,099. GoPro also shared that it has eliminated plastic from HERO9 Black’s packaging and added value by packaging the camera in a high-quality travel case that fits additional mounts and accessories. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

realme Malaysia's latest Experience Store and Service Center at Sunway Pyramid

realme Malaysia will be adding another experience store at Sunway Pyramid from the recent ones at NU Sentral, Kuala Lumpur and Alor Star Mall, Kedah. Malaysians who are staying around Bandar Sunway are able to shop comfortably and have a better experience with realme devices.

The first in-store service point will be available by October in this experience store providing comprehensive device servicing for the users such as consulting, upgrading, fixing and change of the devices. In conjunction with the grand opening of realme Experience Store at Sunway Pyramid, there will be various activities and experiences for the fans and shoppers to enjoy from 19th till 20th September 2020.

Be sure not to miss out on such an opportunity to visit the grand opening of realme Experience Store at Sunway Pyramid. This is because fans will be able to participate in a variety of activities such as Super Check In Lucky Draw, Fitness Challenge and CLAW your realme.

Aside from that, fans are eligible to purchase realme products with its Purchase With Purchase (PWP) 50% and discounts of 20% for its AIoT products. Fans who are interested may visit the store at Lot F1.45, Level F, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.

Follow them on their Facebook page as well as Instagram at @realmemalaysia

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

[Hotel Review] Four Points by Sheraton Chinatown 2D1N Staycation

Chinatown Kuala Lumpur has garnered some hype on social media for the revamping of Kwai Chai Hong and the emergence of many bars, cafes and traditional-turned-modern eateries built into the historical shoplots. It is in reminiscent of what Penang has done with Georgetown and it's certainly a step in the right direction to preserve the charms of the area. Weekends often sees swamps of visitors taking to the streets to check out the alley and instagrammable cafes in the area. 

And swiftly becoming an easy identifiable landmark in Chinatown is Four Points by Sheraton Chinatown. I recently enjoyed a staycation at the hotel thanks to Triumph Malaysia and the first thought that came to mind was...I can check out the bars in the area and just head back to my room after! Better yet, I can just roll out of bed and check out the morning scene of Chinatown. 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Triumph Autumn Winter 2020 Collection

Ladies, sometimes what truly matters most to your outlook and inner confidence isn't just what you wear on the outside but also what you wear underneath it. Known for its dedication to craft, innovation and passion for detail with 134 years of expertise, Triumph understands that fit is the most effective way to improve how you look and most importantly, how you feel. 

Recently launched at Four Points by Sheraton Chinatown, Triumph's latest Autumn Winter 2020 Collection brings in styles that cater to women's need for comfortable, well-fitting and stylish lingerie. The event highlighted three main styles in the lineup to suit all body sizes and lifestyles. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

New Nescafe Caramel Macchiato and Smooth Cappuccino in environmentally-friendly sippy lid cups

Want to enjoy your favourite coffee drink in a cup without the guilty conscience of damaging the environment? To ease your worries, Malaysia's favourite coffee Nescafe has unveiled its latest ready-to-drink variants in 250ml cup formats, Caramel Macchiato and Smooth Cappuccino. These new Nescafe Cups come in specially-designed, environmentally-friendly cups with sippy lids, a first for the segment in the market. 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Time to Vote for your Favourite Brands at the Guardian Healthy Beauty Awards 2020

Guardian Malaysia's annual brand appreciation contest is back, starting from 2 - 30 September 2020. Known previously as Guardian’s Most Voted Brands Awards, it has been renamed Healthy Beauty Awards. 

Customer of Guardian Malaysia can now vote for their favourite brands and win prizes of up to RM50,000 in prizes at the same time. Anna Ng, Retail Marketing Director, Guardian Health And Beauty, Malaysia and Singapore said: “This search for the top brands as voted by Guardian’s customers aims to give our customers a voice in selecting the best healthy beauty products in the industry that is on offer at all Guardian stores. So I urge all our customers to come make your voice and your choice heard."

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Discovery Channel's Shark Week 2020 Featuring “Fintastic” Shark Edutainment And Hollywood Celebrities

I will confess, I have an unexplained fascination with sharks. Granted, I have never got diving or cage diving before to see one of them upclose but have spiralled into the black hole of shark videos on Youtube. Bonus points if the videos are about huge ass megaladons. 

Which is why I am excited that Shark Week is back. For its 32nd year running with bigger sharks and breathtaking breaches from Monday, 31 August to Sunday, 6 September, Shark Week 2020’s “fincredible” lineup will deliver magnificent shark stories and celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Air Jaws’. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

828 Fan Festival Happening this Weekend at the first Realme Design Studio in Malaysia

If you don't have anything planned for this coming Merdeka weekend, then why not swing by the realme 828 Fans Festival at the new and very IG-worthy Realme Design Studio! There are heaps of activities to do and prizes to be won, even a Realme phone and Airbuds! 

Before we get ahead of ourselves, let's talk about its first Design Studio in Malaysia. Fans of realme know that the brand embraces collaborations with designers of all walks of life and have even worked with world-renowned designers like Naoto Fukasawa and Jose Levy, to produce trendsetting realme products. 

Monday, August 24, 2020

[Hotel Review] OYO RG Heritage Boutique Hotel, Penang

If there is one tip I will given you when in Penang, is stay in a heritage hotel. Trust me. It's quite an experience being able to appreciate the architecture and design of these old shoplots or house turned accommodation. These hotels are also often more affordable and strategically located within proximity of the good food that Penang is known for. 

Case in point: my recent stay at OYO RG Heritage Boutique Hotel. 

Friday, August 21, 2020

[App Review] Booking a car on Trevo for a Penang Roadtrip

Did you know that 90% of a car's lifetime is spent parked? Go to work, park car. Go home, park car. Go to shopping mall, paktor and park car. Does getting stuck in traffic jam count as parked? 

Basically, despite all our ride-sharing and public transportation options, Malaysians still love owning their own car (or in some cases, cars) but with the price of convenience, comes the price of literally watching your cash burn away. Every car owner should know that cars do not appreciate in value. 

But what if there was a way for your car to pay itself off? That's where Trevo comes in. To put it simply, it's like Airbnb for cars. If you have a car just sitting in your house, you can put it up on Trevo to be booked by a guest in need of a car. Guests, like myself when I needed a sedan car for my road trip to Penang. 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Head South to Desaru Coast - Malaysia’s Hidden Holiday Retreat

As more Malaysian residents begin to venture out of their homes for a much-needed getaway, the spotlight beams brightly on the plethora of destination options available within the country. Local tourism has witnessed a boost in recent weeks as holidaymakers make a beeline for popular hotspots. However, very few, if any, can claim to “have it all” in one place while at the same time, ensure a proper, physically distanced holiday, far from the maddening crowds – with one exception, perhaps.

This Merdeka, one hidden gem on Malaysia’s southern coastline is all geared up to entice visitors to rediscover what makes this country truly great, with the best that it has to offer. Boasting wide open spaces across 3,900 acres along a 17-km unspoiled beachfront, Desaru Coast Destination Resort (Desaru Coast) certainly has it all – globally acclaimed hotels and resorts, nature pursuits, one of the biggest waterparks in the world, golf, as well as a host of retail and lifestyle offerings, all nestled within a rich bio-diverse location which is easily accessible via road, air and sea.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Realme 828 Fans Festival & Realme C12 Coming Soon!

Fans of realme, mark these dates! 28-30 Aug! 

“Dare to Be realme” campaign by realme Malaysia will be kicking off together with its 828 Fans Festival to leap as a trendsetter brand with more than 40 million realme fans all over the world. The 828 Fans Festival is organised to encourage youth to be themselves and become important new forces in changing the world. 

There will be lots of fun for fans during the 828 Fans Festival as realme Malaysia has collaborated with popular brands like Laneige, Sunway Lagoon, Lazada, Shopee, Nene Chicken, Nerdunit, Eggette Lab, BaWangChaJi and many more. The 828 Fans Festival will take place on 28th and 29th August 2020 from 11.30am till 10pm, and then on 30th August from 11.30am till 12.00am. 

Apart from that, realme Malaysia will also be launching another leap forward device to provide the best experience for Malaysians. Here comes the latest addition to its C series, realme C12 featuring a Mega 6000mAh battery, Triple Camera Setup and Geometric Gradient Design. 

Do stay tuned for more special updates on realme’s 828 Fans Festival at realme Facebook page and Instagram.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Socar CEO And Trevo GM Take The Heat While Raising Awareness On Car Sharing

TREVO – the latest and most innovative app-based people-to-people car sharing marketplace, recently hosted residents and commuters working in its Bangsar neighbourhood at the TREVO Lighthouse Activation Center in a casual gathering called Grill-lah, where attendees learnt more about how they could benefit from the platform. 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Eggette Lab Introduces New Butter Garlic Flavours Malaysians

Eggette Lab Malaysia has launched its new Butter Garlic Eggette and Butter Garlic Charcoal Eggette to kick off August. Eggette and garlic lovers can enjoy the Butter Garlic Eggette at only RM10.90 whereas Butter Garlic Charcoal Eggette at RM11.90. Both new flavours will be available at Eggette Lab Malaysia’s outlets located at Sunway Pyramid, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Utama Shopping Centre and Gurney Plaza, Penang.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Realme Malaysia Experience Store Open Doors at Nu Sentral

Great news for  realme users and fans out there! Realme Malaysia has just launched its first ever flagship experience store at NU Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. Located on Level 2, right next to Oppo and the Digi Store, the new store saw a gathering of its Malaysian fans at its grand opening for a first glimpse of its smart ecosystem of not just phones but also lifestyle gadgets.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

7 tips for a smooth ride on the road this long holiday weekend

With Hari Raya Aidiladha coming up and interstate travel made possible again, going back to our hometown or taking a short blissful holiday with your family and loved ones is something exciting to look forward to. But before you start your journey to Balik Kampung or your much-anticipated road trip, here are a few tips to prepare yourself for a long drive on the road:

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Hey PJ-ians, Jaya One Now Has an Aeon Big Hypermarket for Your Grocery Needs

After seven long months of renovation, Jaya One finally has a hypermarket once more! Alongside welcoming Aeon Big, The School by Jaya One also launched its new entrance to the hypermarket and its other food tenants such as Tiger Sugar, Famous Amos, Sangkaya and Fulleaf as well as Guardian pharmacy.  The brand new entrance opening indicates the transformation of a wholesome experience that caters to the needs of the neighborhood around Section 13. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

6 Products from Earth Home for a Pest-Free House

Like most households in Malaysia, my bedroom is no stranger to having the occasional cockroach and lizard make an appearance. This, of course, has me rolling up whatever newspaper I have at hand to whack the crap out of the roach. 

Or in the case of a screaming from the room and refusing to go back inside for a couple of hours. Yes, I loathed lizards that much and having cats doesn't help.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Not One But Two Don Don Donki to Open in Malaysia by 2021?!!!

So yes, everyone is hyped up about Don Don Donki coming to Malaysia for the first time and right smack in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. seems that, Don Quijote isn't just opening up one outlet in Malaysia but rather TWO outlets.


Fukuoka, Kyushu [Day 5 Part 3] - Half Day in Itoshima

Phew, I am finally on part 3 of day 5.

To recap, I spent my morning exploring some parts of Nagasaki and then drove to Takeo, Saga to visit the Teamlab Borderless exhibition in Mifuneyama Hotel and the gardens. Our final stop before Fukuoka was Itoshima, a lazy seaside town an hour's drive away. The journey to get there from Takeo had us heading off the main highway and into the countryside, alongside clean rivers, mountain passes and some of the steepest and loopiest overhead roads ever to be installed into the side of a mountain. Definitely one of the most memorable drives of that trip - the other being the near zero visibility driving down Mount Aso.