Tuesday, November 30, 2021

[Cafe Review ] Poppy Kat cafe, Cheras

Cats, coffee and croffle - the three major Cs of Poppy Kat cafe in Cheras. After seeing postings of its orange interior and cats circulating on social media, I just had to check it out. The opportunity came one gloomy morning after a hike to a certain lake that shall not be mentioned (since it's a private property). 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Cycle (Virtually) Your way to Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon

Cyclists can look forward the return of The Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon with a new route and a virtual reality riding experience for those unable to fly into Hong Kong. 

 The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced recently that the hugely popular event will make its keenly-anticipated return on 16 January 2022, and will for the first time include the Hong Kong section of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge (HZMB). Free virtual ride experience will also be offered to cyclists around the world.

HKTB Executive Director Mr Dane Cheng said the event would feature two “first” elements. “This year’s Hong Kong Cyclothon will not only be the first sports event held on the world’s longest bridge-tunnel sea crossing as it is taking a whole new route on the HZMB, but also the first time a virtual experience has been incorporated into the event, offering cyclists worldwide who are unable to take part physically a thrilling and immersive experience of racing over the landmark bridge.

-Mr Adam Kwok, Executive Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), the Hong Kong Cyclothon’s long-time title and charity sponsor, remarked in his speech, “Every time, the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon brings new enhancements for everyone. This time, we will have a rare opportunity to change the cycling route from the Tsing Ma Bridge to the Hong Kong Section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. I’m sure Hong Kong cycling enthusiasts are eagerly looking forward to this magnificent route! 

A Never-before-taken Route
The Hong Kong Cyclothon this year will first move to the HZMB (Hong Kong Section). Cyclists will start from the HZMB Hong Kong Port and pass by the Scenic Hill Tunnel and the highway between Airport Channel and the western waters, returning along the way before reaching the HKSAR boundary.

For Malaysians participating virtually:
To share the excitement of racing on the bridge as widely as possible, a free virtual race experience is being introduced to allow cyclists from Hong Kong, the Mainland, and overseas unable to join in person to enjoy a mesmerising simulation of the experience.

This year free Virtual Races will recreate the 26-km actual route of the HZMB (Hong Kong Section). Participants can feel the authentic ups and downs and resistance of the scene in an immersive virtual journey. E-sports elements such as timed acceleration zones are also included to add excitement to the ride.

Members of the public and cyclists can also use their own training bike stations and join the virtual races directly through the app. Participants can check their time and ranking upon completion of the route.

For more information and to register, check out www.discoverhongkong.com/cyclothon

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Farm To Plate Teams Up With Plantonic To Create first-ever Plant-based Tasting Menu

The benefits of clean and healthful eating have gained heightened awareness in recent times. Today, increasing emphasis is being given to diets that focus on fresh, whole and “real” food which have been minimally processed or altered to maximise their nutritional offering, without compromising on quality or taste.

One prominent champion of this culinary approach is Farm to Plate – a rustic, fun eatery which has become well known for its hearty fare using fresh and seasonal ingredients cooked with an emphasis on family-style, affordable dining. Based in Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya, the eatery lives true to its name with a focus on produce-driven cuisine showcasing the best ingredients directly from local farms in their purest forms and flavours, to its kitchen, before making its way onto its diners’ plates.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

[REVIEW] Club Med Cherating Resort, Pahang

I was in dire need of a holiday getaway in 2020 and decided, with my friend, to book at Club Med Cherating for a 4D3N trip. Why Club Med? 

Why not? It had everything inclusive of the price, from food and drinks (plus booze) all day, activities, two beaches, two swimming pools and the sea right at the doorstep of my room. It was the perfect place to go especially in a time of a pandemic when you just want to minimise exposure and contact with people and just not think about what and where to eat for your next meal on holiday. 

Friday, November 12, 2021

Foodpanda and KFC Tag-Teams 11.11

Looking for im-peck-able offers this 11:11? Look no further as foodpanda Malaysia together with KFC will be delivering a surprise “snek box” in conjunction with the #PandaBawaKFC campaign to loyal customers around the Klang Valley.

Targeting pedestrians and road users of Persiaran Subang, Bandar Utama and Bukit Bintang, this KFC “snek box” giveaway is scheduled to run on 12 November 2021 from 10am to 7.30pm.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Malaysia's first Braille-enabled vending machines by ATLAS Vending in collaboration with the Malaysian Association for the Blind

There are a lot of things in life we often take for granted - the clothes on our backs, the change in our purse and even our senses. Without our senses, even the simplest tasks in our daily life becomes something that requires extra thought and consideration. 

Say for example, buying a drink from the vending machine. Aiming to enable accessibility for visually-impaired customers, ATLAS Vending, the biggest F&B Vending Operator across Malaysia and Singapore, has collaborated with the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) to roll out its pilot programme for vending machines specially equipped with additional assistive features.