Thursday, September 22, 2022

MUSIC Run is back for its 7th Edition!

Running events are making a comeback and so is the Music Run by CIMB after a three-year hiatus. Back for its seventh edition, the most fun, music-infused Sound Track running event has once again partnered up with CIMB Group as its Presenting Partner and will take place on 3rd Dec 2022 at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Pika-Pika Your Way to Singapore, Japan and South Korea

Pokemon fans, get ready to book your flights via Scoot to Japan and South Korea because you're in for a treat!
The Pokemon Company has launched its Pokemon Air Adventures in Singapore, commemorating the project with a partnership with Scoot Pte Ltd (Scoot) for an exclusive Pikachu Jet TR in Singapore. This will be the first time aviation and Pokemon fans will be able to see the unique Pokemon-themed flights outside of Japan.

Monday, August 29, 2022

[A KLSCM Feature] Remember the Battle against Cancer

Many of us run for various reasons. Be it as a way to get healthy, drop the weight or to relieve stress. But to others, running is so much more than just a hobby or an excuse to eat more. Running is an escape and therapy. For 43 year old businessman Adrian Yeo, it has become a way to honor his mother who had passed away from cancer. 

Growing up, Adrian had always been close to his mother and was known as the Mommy's boy in his group of friends. Most weekends were spent with his parents. He recalled, "My fondest memories of my mother were when we were travelling for holidays together. She was always smiling and excited."

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The 7 Bucketlist Experience around Australia

There is nowhere else on earth quite like Australia. A continent and a country rolled into one, Australia is home to unique wildlife not found anywhere else in the world, world-class cuisine, stunning landscapes and friendly locals. And so many things to do and see that is completely worthy of its own bucketlist for any traveller - new or experienced.

Here is my top 7 bucketlist of things and experiences to do when traveling to Australia and where you can do them.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Hidden Gems outside of Sydney that are absolutely worth Including in your Itinerary

Sydney is undoubtedly home to the most iconic sights and landscapes in the world, a city embedded within nature, fringed by water. But did you know that the surrounding regions around the city hold their own little hidden gems that are well worth the drive out and spending a day or two at? Go beyond Sydney, and explore the state of New South Wales!

Varying from a two to three hours' drive from Sydney, these spots around New South Wales truly shine a spotlight on the natural wonders of the state with something for everyone. Be it for the solo traveller, a getaway with friends or a family vacay, grab a pen and paper (or just save this post) and add them to your itinerary!

Monday, August 8, 2022

Things to See, Do and Eat at these 4 Amazing Beaches in Sydney and New South Wales

Sunblock, check! Beach towel, check! Bathing suit, check! Sunnies, check. Get ready to hit the water because I am going to show you how you can spend a day at one of these four amazing beaches that just is just a short drive away from Sydney!

Saturday, August 6, 2022

5 Wildlife encounters in Western Australia

To say that Western Australia is vast is putting it lightly. Not only is it Australia’s biggest state, taking up one third of the continent, it is also home to 141 of Australia’s 207 mammal species and 439 reptile species, 1,600 fish species (that’s a lot of fishes) and over 1,200 species of wildflowers! Now that is a lot of flora and wildlife!

You will be surprised by how easy it is to come across an encounter with any one of Western Australia’s native wildlife in almost all your Aussie adventures. Here are five wildlife encounters you can look forward to in Western Australia. Be sure to save this post for future reference when you’ve gotten your Aussie ETA.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

5D4N Itinerary of Cairn's Heritage and Nature Exploration

Welcome to Cairns, the adventure capital of Australia and home to not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. If you’re looking for an off the beaten part adventure in Queensland, think no further than Cairns and let’s get right down to planning with this 5 days nature loving itinerary.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Tsutaya Books Bukit Jalil - More than Just Books and Pens

Undoubtedly the most popular Tsutaya is probably the one at Shibuya only because you can get a view of the famous Shibuya Crossing from the second floor of its tenant, Starbucks. The second famous Tsutaya is the instagrammable one in Nagoya. 

But now in Malaysia, the name Tsutaya Books goes hand-in-hand with Pavilion Bukit Jalil, home to the first Tsutaya outlet in the whole of South East Asia. Making a promise to be more than just books, Tsutaya is "a space to discover and explore and to cultivate creative pursuits." Their words, not mine.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Asics Celebrates Our Southeast Asian Athletes And Ambassadors With Inspiring New Films That Uplift Minds And Bodies

There is huge untapped potential of a better world through movement. Firmly grounded in its founding ethos and mantra, “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body”, ASICS’ latest global brand campaign “#LiveUplifted” showcases the transcending impact of movement for both the body and mind.

Earlier this year, the campaign kicked off with a powerful series of content featuring a group of diverse storytellers who utilized the power of running to bring people together and uplift their communities through sport. In these videos, inspiring souls across the globe share their personal stories on how movement positively shifts their outlooks and perspectives on life.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Enjoy new Business Class menu by Chef Wan for Qatar Airways' 25th Anniversary

Looking for an excuse to splurge on business class flights? This might be your sign to do so. Qatar Airways has partnered with Malaysian celebrity chef icon, Chef Wan, unveiling a new Business Class menu. Starting July 2022, the indulgent menu of delicious, locally-inspired meals will be available to Business Class passengers departing from Kuala Lumpur for Doha.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Paws Day Out for All Dog Lovers Out There!

We all recognise that our doggos are the absolute best and chances are, we would do almost anything for them. The utter joy and happiness that our furry friends bring to us is none like any other, that’s why it’s crucial to take care of our pets’ health with the help of professional vets.

With the goal to create more opportunities for Malaysian dog owners to kickstart the healthy habit of bringing their pets for regular vet visits, Royal Canin’s Take Your Pet to The Vet campaign will be dedicating a day just for you and your dog on the grounds of Central Park, Bandar Utama on 19 June (Sunday).

Monday, June 13, 2022

4D3N Seoul, South Korea Itinerary for Noobs

 If you're my level of crazy or just desperate to travel and don't mind walking your feet to death around Seoul, then this is the itinerary for you. My DIY 4D3N itinerary covers mainly Myeongdong, Gangnam and Jongno-gu areas by train and foot. 

Friday, June 10, 2022

Cleaning teeth, saving nature with the new Jordon Ultralite

Who would have thought you can maintain a good oral hygiene while saving the environment? Jordan recently unveiled its brand new Jordon Ultralite range, the lightest- weighing, high- performing and sustainable toothbrushes in the world!

 At only 8.7 grams for the sensitive range and 9.2 grames for the regular soft range, you won't even feel the Jordon Ultralite in your travel bag thanks to a genius combination of Scandinavian-inspired urban design and sustainability in mind without compromising on performance.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Happy 110th Birthday, OREO!

How often do you see a well-loved cookie turn 110 years old and is inviting its fans to join in the celebration! 

Kicking off the party, Oreo has launched a limited-edition flavour, Oreo Birthday Sprinkles - a treat with lashings of vanilla and creme filled with sprinkles. This will be available nationwide from June to July 2022.  Grab your pack today at all major hypermarkets and supermarkets. You may also get them at Shopee or Lazada! While you are there, grab your special Ecommerce bundle while stocks last!

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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.