Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Adventure Awaits in Western Australia

Did you know that in 2019, Malaysians was Western Australia's third biggest market? Australia’s largest state which boasts the longest coastline and many activities for great adventures is ready to welcome visitors once more. Only 5 hours away from Kuala Lumpur to Perth by flight, a trip to Western Australia is bound to be an adventure-filled one.

The western gateway to Australia, Western Australia is the only Australian state that shares the same time zone as Malaysia, translating to the absence of time difference and jet lags and allowing visitors to start exploring from the get-go.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Ainz & Tulpe : All your beauty needs at Pavilion Bukit Jalil

Beauty fans rejoice for Ainz and Tulpe has opened its first ever Southeast Asian store at Bukit Jalil Tsutaya Books at Pavilion Bukit Jalil! Look forward to over 4,000 products from over 250 Japan made beauty products now up for grabs! Get lost in time while browsing the products and immerse in A Time to Discover as A and T strives to take customers on a journey of self-discovery to bring forth beauty from within with their quality products.

Where to find it? Head down the impressive main entrance staircase at Pavilion Bukit Jalil and turn right where you will see Tsutaya. Ainz and Tulpe is right next to it!. This is the first outlet outside of Japan with five more outlets in the works to be opened in Malaysia within the next two years. 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Super delicious Wok Hey now in Sunway Pyramid

Wok Hey, Singapore’s fast-casual, convenient, take-out kiosk concept offering tasty, nutritional, value-for-money, customizable Asian stir-fry dishes with a modern twist, is bringing the deliciousness to Malaysia. Inspired by the cornerstone of Cantonese-style cooking, Wok Hey was seeded on the idea to create modern interpretations of the traditional Asian stir-fry staples in a box. 

Since opening its doors in 2017, Wok Hey has held on to the belief that one day, Asian stir-fry staples can become a significant mainstream segment in the fast-casual category globally. With over 34 outlets in Singapore, Wok Hey made its international debut in Sunway Pyramid in mid-January 2022. Located at LG2.43A, Wok Hey is set to charm Malaysian tastebuds with Singapore’s finest stir-fry dishes, flavoured with a whole load of “wok hei” goodness.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Gear Up for a Unique Decathlon Sports Experience Like Never Before

Decathlon raises the bar and sets a whole new ball game for sports shopping as it launches the most disruptive sports experience ever in Decathlon’s history. Nestled in the heart of bustling Kuala Lumpur, Decathlon’s new flagship store at Shoppes @ Four Seasons is set to become the first ever Decathlon store in the world that gives its customers more than just retail as it officially opens on 14th May 2022.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

[Review + Promo code!] Sudio E2 armed with Dirac's Spatial Audio

I am back with another round of earbuds reviewing thanks once again to Sudio.

 Sudio's latest wireless earbud collection, the E2 has a lot to offer all packed up in one compact box with the choice of four colours that lets those around you immediately know that those are not Airpods - black, grey, sand and jade.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

GEL-LYTE™ III OG Subway Pack with NYC and TYO Subway Map Designs in Collaboration with atmos

ASICS recently announced two new models of the GEL-LYTE™ III OG Subway Pack, designed in collaboration with atmos. These GEL-LYTE III OG sneaker is designed to encourage people to walk around the city with the iconic Tokyo and New York City's subway route map patterns.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

[REVIEW] Work-STAYCATION at Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur Part 2

Let it be known that I was not just slaving away with work when I was staying at Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang which you can read about here in part 1. Sure their fast and stable wifi, working spaces and the Pow Wow lounge made it easier to get work more productively but having a salt water infinity pool on the 41st floor made it even better. 

I spent most of my mornings at the pool to catch the sunrise while taking a dip. The water was salt water, selected for its health benefits in relaxing the body without that chlorine smell. The only thing missing was a pool bar serving up cocktails and coffee....

Along with the infinity pool, the 41st floor also held the Spin N Play - a rest and relax space with a foosball table, television and circling views of Kuala Lumpur. Here, long-term occupants lounged in the comfortable beanbags while waiting for their laundry with the hotel's self-serving, coin operated washing machines and dryers. The sauna was also located in the changing room here, making it easy for guest to transition from pool to sauna to washing up and straight to doing their laundry. 

After my dip in the pool and a quick washup, it was off to the Den for their buffet breakfast. Located on the mezzanine of the 40th floor, you can enjoy a meal wit a view. The buffet selection was limited but the quality and service triumphed over quantity any day. And honestly, how much can you eat? My immediate go to was the egg station, always for all-in omelette and the coffee machine. 

The staff was also ever present to take your drink order if you are too busy stuffing your face with their delicious nasi lemak and pastries. As part of their SOP, guests are required to wear a plastic glove and their face mask when taking food. If you're lucky, you can score some fresh out-of-the oven pastries like croissants and pain au chocolate! Those were seriously good. 

As my sister and I were finishing up breakfast, the staff went to each table and offered the guest fresh chocolate cake and oh me oh my, it was so decadent. Even if you're full, it would be a sin to not try their chocolate cake with a hint of hazelnut. 

Psst, Capri, please have it on your day menu and I will gladly drop by the Den for coffee and cake more often. 

As mentioned previously, the Den doesn't serve food outside of breakfast but they are working to add this on in the coming months! 

Now, after all that nom nom on all three mornings at Capri, hitting the gym seemed like a must which I did on most of the evenings. I have a body weight workout programme, courtesy of Chloe Ting and the weights at the gym complimented my 1 hour session well. Spacing for body-weighted workouts was a bit awkward as most of the windows and walls with mirrors are taken up by the machines and weight rack. 

But understandably, the layout was to accommodate for social distancing so I managed.  

But if the gym doesn't do it for you (like hello, you're on holiday!), then fret not because you can easily burn calories just walking and exploring Bukit Bintang and its vicinity by foot or public transportations. 

Most of the time, when you get to your hotel, you would be all hyped up to leave immediately to explore the area and make the most of your staycation and holiday. But believe me, Capri was one of those rare hotels where you are torn between staying in the hotel to enjoy their facilities and actually going outside to explore the surroundings. 

I spent my Saturday morning just strolling around Pavilion and Lot 10 but as it was also the weekend of that crazy Moonswatch launch at Pavilion, the crowds were crazy. After buying some ingredients to cook for lunch from Don Don Donki, Lot 10, I retreated back to my premier one bedroom apartment. 

Using my laptop, I projected my music onto their smart entertainment system and their very fancy soundbar in the living room and just soaked the afternoon away in the tub with a bubble bath with a view of TRX in the background with a glass of apple cider in hand.

A bit extra, I know but after all the work I did throughout the week, I deserve my break and Capri offered just that.  

A good chunk of my stay was also spent watching Netflix (hello Business Proposal!) and playing with my sister's cat, Zorro that came to stay with us for one night.

Oh, and by the way, Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang is also pet-friendly so don't just spoil yourself, spoil your furkid too. Currently the pet-friendly area is only limited to your respective rooms and there is a 8kg weight limit for your pet with an extra RM180 charge per pet per night.

For Zorro, we brought along a makeshift litter tray and his food in containers. To keep him from redecorating the apartment, we kept him confined to the bathroom whenever we went out. Thankfully, he was a cat well-adjusted to go out so it wasn't an all too stressful outing for him. Just something to consider for any pet owners wanting to bring their pets for a city staycation. 

What about guests with dogs? How does Capri clean the room after a dog has stayed there, you might wonder? Fret not because Capri has considered this and their housekeeping will do a thorough samak/ religious cleansing once the dog has checked out.   

Capri by Fraser strives to balance work with play, appealing to the modern working group of young adults especially in a post-pandemic era when working remotely has become acceptable. They understand that people no longer are shackled to their work desk at office hours and that work can become a holiday too. 

Despite its high tech facilities and stellar location, Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang does something many other hotels fail at and that is making its guests feel like they are coming home to a familiar face and space.  

So if you're considering this hotel for your next staycation for you and your pet, click on over to their website here to book. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Covid-19 RTK Test Kits for only RM4 at Guardian, until 24 April 2022

In the spirit of Hari Raya, Guardian has reduced its All Test brand, Covid-19 RTK Test Kits to only RM4 per set (usual price RM7.55 each). 

Angela Teo, Head of Marketing, Guardian Malaysia and Brunei said, “At Guardian, we realise that many Malaysians will be on the move or ‘balik kampung’ this Hari Raya after more than two years of restricted movement due to the Covid pandemic. Now with all borders open, we feel that it is our responsibility, as the Number One* health and beauty retailer in Malaysia, to help keep our families and loved ones safe during this festive and holiday season by making the RTK Test Kit as affordable as possible." 

At RM4 per set, it is currently the most affordable RTK Test Kit in the market and will encourage customers do more frequent testing. The All Test Covid-19 RTK Test Kits are available at all Guardian stores and on-line while stocks last.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Calling all Marvel Fans, this TGV ‘MARVEL SUPER PASS’ is for you

Sometimes, when you spot a press release in your inbox with the word Marvel on it, you just know it's the Power That Be telling you to post about it. Because this news is too good to keep to myself. 
With a string of Marvel blockbusters arriving on the big screen this year, TGV has partnered with Maybank & Disney to introduce an exclusive Marvel movie pass which offers fans access to the top 3 Marvel movies of the year at great value!

Monday, April 11, 2022

[REVIEW] WORK-Staycation at Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur Part 1

Hotels are now so much more than just your home away from home. Say goodbye to old fashion business hotels for work and say hello to Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang. Located right smack in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Capri by Fraser offers a haven for digital working nomads looking to have the best of both world, transiting from work to vacation seamlessly. 

And to see if this could be done, I stayed over at the hotel for 4 days at the tail end of a busy work week and right into the weekend. 

Monday, April 4, 2022

Trying out the Car Lift at Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang

I recently stayed at Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang and wasn't the only one getting a staycation. My car too got a flood-free stay for 3 nights in their amazing elevated parking bays. You know those car parking spaces in Japan's cities where cars go in and magical disappear after the shutters close? Well, they have it here too and considering how it rained cats and dogs for two of the evenings I was there, it was such a relief that my car wasn't waterlogged. 

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Get Ready for Nutella B-Ready!

Nutella fans who enjoy it in a jar can now try it in a bar! For those constantly on the go and looking for a quick snack between meals, the Nutella B-Ready can be your easy convenient solution. Nutella B-Ready is crunchy on the outside with its wafer shell, and creamy on the inside with delicious Nutella® and sprinkling of puffed wheat crisps. These go-to biscuits bars are individually wrapped for consumption throughout the day, anytime and anywhere.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Tsutaya Books Bukit Jalil - bookworm wonderland for all ages opening in Q2 2022

Books do still hold a special place in my heart. What kind of a writer would I be to turn my back on the foundation of my creativity and love for the written word? As a child, books are where our imaginations can run free with the skies and our knowledge being the limit. 

Parents and children would be keen to know that the new soon-to-open Japanese bookstore, Tsutaya Books at Bukit Jalil will have its own children section. Think over 20,000 children's book titles from over 10 genres including children’s literature, cognitive development, picture books and art books, encyclopedias, creative handicrafts and many more. This vast collection would make Bukit Jalil's Tsutaya Books outlet home to the largest collection of kids edutainment section in any bookstore in Malaysia; a place of discovery for budding bibliophiles!

Monday, March 28, 2022

AFEW x ASICS GEL-LYTE™ III "Beauty of Imperfection"

Having just raised over €13,000 for charity with the 1-of-1 AFEW x ASICS GEL-LYTE™ III “Beauty of Imperfection CP 1/1” sneaker, Asics are excited to present its next collaboration with AFEW.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Somersby Passion Fruit & Orange Cider: First Combination Flavour Cider in Asia

The first combination flavour in the Somersby Cider range – Somersby Passion Fruit & Orange Cider has made its debut in March, and Malaysians are the first in Asia to enjoy it. A match made in paradise; it is a refreshing tropical quencher that exuberates a cheerful drinking experience. Available in 320ml cans, this tropical fruity variant perfectly combines the sweet oranges and tangy passion fruit in a refreshing cider, a wonderful complement to the existing Somersby Cider variants of Apple, Blackberry and Watermelon.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

[Cafe Review] Kona Bakehouse SS2 Petaling Jaya

Cafes are popping up around Petaling Jaya like happy mushrooms, sending crowds of people into the further corners of the suburbs in search for the next it place for their next social media posting. I am no different but there are days when all I want is a quiet cafe with good pastries and coffee where I can spent a hour just chilling and trying not to virtually murder my colleagues. 

Kona Bakehouse in SS2 hits that mark right on a weekday. I imagine on weekends, being right next to the viral matcha-coffee specialist, Story of Ono, Kona would have its fair share of crowds as well. With Japanese in its theme, their main highlight is the shio pan which basically translates to salted bread. And it just so happened, I was hunting for shio pan and to my knowledge, there were only two bakeries that does this quite well. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Support Your Wellness with Triumph Spring Summer 2022 collection

Springing into action to offer an all-new level of support for 2022, Triumph's Fit Smart & Shape Smart collections bring bras and shapewear to the next level, delivering lingerie suited for any lifestyle occasion. Designed to cater towards busy women's needs, Fit Smart & Shape Smart help ladies to always feel and look great, without causing a compromise between the two.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Gear up for St. Patrick at SOULed OUT and WIP!

St Patrick's Day is just around the corner, set to take place on 17 March. And for those who are unfamiliar with the celebration, just imagine a lot of green, booze, top hats in green, beer and a lot of partying. 

And where else better to spend St Patrick's Day than at SOULed OUT and WIP. Throughout the month of March, these restaurants all over Malaysia will be featuring Irish themed food and drink offerings to keep the St. Pat’s vibe going all month long. Of course, in true St. Patrick’s spirit, the curated cuisine has been infused with the world’s most loved stout, Guinness. All participating outlets boast ample open-air dining, stringent SOPs and fully vaccinated staff so guests can enjoy a day or night out without any qualms.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Australia is open for travellers! Woohoo!

Tourism Australia is excited to be welcoming back travellers from Malaysia to Australia, with Australia reopening its borders for fully vaccinated visa holders, tourists, business travellers, and other visitors around the world from 21 February 2022 onwards. 

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Free Connectivity For All! Thanks to Yoodo and Safi Special Promotion

The next time you head out to restock your must-have Safi facial cleanser, micellar water, or essences, keep an eye out for a familiar salmon-red band on the packaging to get a complimentary Yoodo SIM card with 5GB high-speed data! This promotion comes from a special collaboration between Yoodo – Malaysia’s first fully customisable and 100% digital telco – and Safi, renowned and trusted Halal skincare brand in Malaysia.

Friday, February 11, 2022

5 Romantic Dining Spots to celebrate Your Love This Valentine’s Day

Revel in the season of love with a plethora of romantic dining options and specially curated set menus at these five romantic hotels in Malaysia. Whether you are looking for a classic celebration or an intimate dinner, these hotels has plenty of ways for you to express your love.

Be sure to make your Valentine's Day reservation as soon as possible to make this one day magical. 

Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah

Friday, January 28, 2022

Celebrate the New Year with Triumph

elcome in a lucky New Year with our collection of striking Aqua push-up bras. Breathable, lightweight designs with Deep V necklines will give you a confident start to the Year of the Tiger.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

5 Luxury Resorts in Switzerland that will make you feel like Royalty

Home to luxury brands such as Rolex, Swatch and Victorinox, Switzerland has long been associated with high quality and attention to detail. Its most luxurious hotels maintain the country’s high-class reputation, too, offering guests everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to helicopter rides to the most relaxing and pampering escape one could dream off. 

Whether you’re heading to the heart of Geneva or the romantic Lausanne, here’s my pick of the most luxurious hotels that awaits you in Switzerland. 

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Texas Chicken Malaysia Drums Up The Festive Spirit With The All-new Crimson Crunch Chicken

Texas Chicken Malaysia is drumming up the festive spirit with the all-new Crimson Crunch Chicken. Inspired by Malaysians’ Chinese New Year favourite snack, the dried chili shrimp rolls – this new Crimson Crunch Chicken will send your palate tingling with the explosive combo of sweet, spicy and savoury flavours. The lingering umami taste comes from the coating that features a mixture of breadcrumbs and crispy prawn chilli which have been combined with key ingredients like garlic, dried chilli and fried onions.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Usher in Your Ong this Chinese New Year with Nestlé’s Popular Peraduan Hari-HariMau Ong

The 2022 edition of the Nestlé Ready-To-Drink (RTD) Peraduan Hari-HariMau Ong will be the most exciting one yet where eight extremely ONG Malaysians will each win a life-sized limited-edition MILO or NESCAFÉ Ready-To-Drink Gold Cans worth RM40,000 each. This chance-of-a-lifetime prize is made from 999 gold weighing in at +-150 gm. Four lucky Grand Prize winners will be announced each month throughout the two-month contest beginning 3 January 2022 and ending on 28 February 2022.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Malaysians ready to travel this CNY as travel bookings soar, Shopee shares

More Malaysians are confident and optimistic about travelling as Shopee noted a two third increase in travel bookings for bus and flights on its platform in the first two weeks of January 2022 as compared to the same period in December 2021. In particular, an uptick of 10 times was observed for Chinese New Year travel dates from 24 January to 2 February 2022*.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

DJI Experience Store Premium Opens at 1Utama

Drone are quickly becoming the next tech to elevating photography and videography to the next level and it's not surprised that DJI is leading the charge in Malaysia. Following the opening of their flagship store in Pavilion KL, DJI recently launched their second outlet at 1Utama, Petaling Jaya. 

Friday, January 7, 2022

Ready to Shake Shack in 2023


Guess which other modern burger franchise is coming to Malaysia, ready to shake up the burger scene. Considered as a modern-day 'roadside' burger stand, Shake Shack is known for its all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (said to have no hormones or antibiotics)

Shake Shack and licensee SPC Group is planning to open 10 Shacks in Malaysia by 2031. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

[REVIEW] Hompton by the Beach, Penang

Penang is one of those destinations where you can choose and pick your accommodation based on what you want to do or eat. Want to be surrounded by food and a UNESCO site, then stay in Georgetown. Want to wake up to isolation from the crowd, then stay around Balik Pulau. If you're looking for a beach side hotel, look no further than Hompton by the Beach, Tanjung Bungah.