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Thursday, September 23, 2021


Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN) is teaming up with Shopee to encourage Malaysians to use water-efficient products through the Jimat Air 1.0 campaign, from now to 31 December 2021. 


Malaysian households will be provided with a RM200 voucher when buying the selected water-efficient washing machines approved by SPAN through the e-commerce platform. There are more than 200 types of washing machines carrying the “Jimat 1.0” tag for ease of identification, to be featured in this campaign via a microsite.

The Jimat Air 1.0 microsite can be found in the Buy Malaysia in-app portal on the Shopee app homepage. Users can also reach the microsite by typing “Jimat Air” or “SPAN on Shopee” at the search bar.

Dato' Haji Ahmad Faizal bin Abdul Rahman, SPAN Chief Executive Officer said “Due to the increase of economic activities and population as well as urbanization, clean water has already become a scarce commodity in the country, therefore, it is important to educate the mindsets of Malaysians towards water conservation. I am hoping that each Malaysian can gradually reduce the amount of water that they consume daily through the awareness of programs such as the Jimat Air 1.0 campaign. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the country’s water consumption from the current 241 litre per capita per day, to 160 litre per capita per day by 2030.”

Kenneth Soh, Shopee Senior Manager (Marketing) said “Water plays an important role in our daily lives. Everyone has their responsibility in ensuring sufficient resources for years to come. Besides environmental conservation, consumers will not only obtain the savings from the vouchers, but they will eventually be benefitting from the reduction of their water bills. We thank SPAN for allowing us to be a part of this campaign which has a lasting impact not just on the lives of people but also the environment.”

For greater savings and a more rewarding experience, Malaysians can also look for deals during the e-commerce platform’s 10.10 Brands Festival which will take place from 20 September till 10 October 2021. The 10.10 Brands Festival will be offering Free Shipping Vouchers with a minimum spend of RM10 and 50% off Big Brand Discounts, along with a chance to Tap and Win a Toyota Vios. The lucky winner will be announced on 13 October 2021.

To find out more details regarding the Jimat Air 1.0 campaign, visit

Friday, April 16, 2021

Marina Bay Sands Holiday

Marina Bay Sands is the most famous place in Singapore since it was opened in 2010 until today. Its hotel is an absolute icon, holding the infinity pool that you see in photos every time you Google for "Singapore". In short, Marina Bay Sands defines a luxury lifestyle that is totally Singapore. 


If you're planning a 3 day 2 nights stay on this island, you can just stay in and chill in Marina Bay Sands. There's a mall, casino, skating rink, restaurants, museum and nightclubs. Imagine how many activities you can do here alone? Not to mention another famous attraction just next door is the Garden by the Bay. Connected by an overhead bridge from Marina Bay Sands Hotel. 


If you are thinking of a trip, just a little suggestion here.

Depart from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore on Friday morning. It takes about an hour by air and 4 hours by land. You'll reach there in time to check-in at a hotel in Singapore. Which hotel? Why not spend a little extra money on luxury? You Only Live Once, right? Gotta try those ultra-comfy beds and pillows while you live. Anyway, it's so much relaxing when you focus your trip on one area at one time. You can indulge yourself with a great spa treatment at the end of a tiring day of relaxing. And please remind yourself of all the Insta-worthy photos you're going to have by paying a visit to the SkyPark. The Observation Deck is free entry for hotel guests too. You get to see a panoramic view across the bay. You can also use the infinity pool when you're a hotel guest. 


After check-in, continue to do some shopping at The Shoppes. This retail space is massive and holds over 300 stores and food and beverage outlets with big names such as Chanel, Cartier & Gucci. There is a canal running thru the mall, and best of all, you can purchase a ride on a gondola. This is a must-do at The Shoppes so you get to relax after all the tiredness from shopping and dining. These activities should occupy you until night time.

Day 2 of the trip, start early in the morning how about a good swim, and then a good healthy breakfast. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the SkyPark infinity pool. You can go ahead with a visit to the Banyan Tree Spa for some TLC time. After feeling refreshed, around late afternoon, it is a good time to go to Gardens by the Bay. Enjoy the fresh greenery all around you. By the time you're done checking out the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest at least, you will have some time to find a good seat for the light show which starts at 7.45 PM and 8.45 PM.

Before you check out the following day, do pay a visit to the signature restaurants. There is plenty of choices, from Gordon Ramsay to Wolfgang Puck to Justin Quek. You will definitely be satisfied with the delicious food served, and the variety of it! Just make sure you have the energy to travel back to Kuala Lumpur.

And that is the end of your Marina Bay Sands holiday which I am sure will never be forgotten,

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Ong Sana Ong Sini this CNY with the Tesco Super Brand Day on Shopee

Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd returns with even more irresistible deals this Chinese New Year (CNY) for its Super Brand Day (SBD) on e-commerce platform Shopee. From 27 till 29 January, the hypermarket will bring eye-catching promos to Malaysians on an assortment of products from Home and Living to Health and Beauty, on top of an exciting Spend & Win contest for a wallet-friendly yet memorable festive season.

“At Tesco, we believe that Every Little Help Makes A Big Difference, especially so during challenging times such as this. At Tesco, we are continuously striving to bring greater value to our customers’ needs in the best way possible. Through this SBD collaboration with Shopee, customers can now shop for their daily as well as festivities needs through our extensive range of products on the Shopee platform,” said Non-Food and Multichannel Director, Janice Chan.

“If there is one particular aspect about this SBD that we are most excited about, it would be the Limited Time Deals where users can stretch the value for their Ringgit. We recommend setting reminders for these as you would not want to miss them,” added Chan.

Tesco’s official store on Shopee currently lists over 4,000 items. Among the popular products include the 2021 CNY hampers, canned drinks, diapers as well as Tesco’s very own Fred & Flo range and milk powder. Kitchen appliances such as the Tesco Stainless Steel Steamer, microwave ovens and rice cookers can also be found; while larger items such as family pools and banquet tables are also available. The store is home to many other much-loved Tesco Own Brand products, which offer great quality at affordable prices for customers.

The Tesco SBD will also feature the Ox-Some Huat Deals, with up to 35 per cent off on Groceries and Home and Living items on 27 January, followed by up to 25 per cent off on products in the Baby and Toys, and Health and Beauty categories on 28 January.

On 29 January, the Tesco CNY Fire-Cracking Sale takes centre stage and brings Ong Sana Ong Sini with up to 50 per cent off on items from all these categories and more! This date will also feature mouth-watering Limited Time Deals where users can grab Lowest Price Deals from 12AM - 2AM, 12PM - 2PM and 8PM - 12AM.

The good news does not stop there for Tesco shoppers on Shopee. In the Spend & Win contest, users who spend RM188 in one checkout during the campaign period stand a chance to win attractive prizes worth up to RM4,000. Meanwhile, the new Group Buy feature allows consumers to buy selected items at even

lower prices when they do so together. Top these off with Shopee coins cashback and discount vouchers, and the Tesco SBD is sure to be a sale not to be missed.

The Tesco SBD is part of Shopee’s 2.2 CNY Sale where users visiting the platform stand to enjoy daily 88 per cent off discount vouchers, free shipping with a minimum spend of RM10 as well as bargains priced at a mere eight sen. It also brings users strings of entertainment including daily RM8,888 Shopee Fortune Box with cash prizes to be won.

To enjoy Tesco’s exclusive deals, visit For smoother checkouts throughout the SBD, top up and pay with ShopeePay.

About Tesco Malaysia

Tesco Malaysia was established in May 2002 through its first store in Puchong, Selangor. Today, it employs over 8,600 employees across one Head Office, two distribution centres and 62 stores throughout Peninsular Malaysia. In 2013, Tesco paved the way in online grocery shopping through the launch of Tesco Online which started in Klang Valley before expanding to Penang, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Ipoh. In July 2020, Tesco signed into the country’s largest commercial solar power purchase agreement which entails the installation of solar PV panels in 15 of its stores.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

3 Tips For Buying Antique Rugs

Many people love the look of decorative rugs and want to take their home décor to the next level with a beautiful antique. Before jumping online or heading straight to a bazaar, it is a good idea to do some research to ensure the right rug is bought at the right price. The desired style, condition and quality of the rug should be determined before shopping so that money is not wasted on the wrong item.

1. Choose a Style

Whether the theme of the home is nautical, 1920s or futuristic, there is probably an antique rug that can be found that will look fantastic in one of the rooms. People around the world have been making rugs for thousands of years, and each culture has its own distinctive design style. Figure out what style and color will work best in the home and then research that specific type.

2. Inspect for Damage

Some wear and tear is expected, especially if the antique rug has been used in many other homes before. Depending on the damage, much of it can be fixed by places that specialize in Atlanta rug cleaning and restoration. However, be aware that frayed edges can be expensive to repair and are prone to unraveling.

3. Determine Quality

A handmade rug should be nearly identical on both sides and will not have any matting or rubber attached to the back. Some dealers may sell rugs that were intentionally faded to make them look old, so be on the lookout for rugs with bright colors, as the dyes on vintage and antique rugs usually remain vibrant for hundreds of years.

Shopping for an antique rug can be a fun experience for many people, as they have the opportunity to learn about the culture that inspired the rug and obtain a beautiful conversation piece in the process.

Friday, November 13, 2020

TYCTTV: The Future Advocate Poetry and Storytelling Competition

Open to all children between the ages of 4 and 12 as part of Royal Canin’s “Take Your Cat to the Vet” initiative

 Submission deadline is extended! Post your entries by 12 noon 24 November, 2020

Newman Drama collaborates with Royal Canin Malaysia to launch the TYCTTV: The Future Advocate Poetry & Storytelling Competition starting 19 October 2020. The competition that opens to all children between the ages of 4 and 12 is part of Royal Canin’s “Take Your Cat to the Vet” initiative that has been continuously organised annually since 2016.

“Newman Drama wants to encourage young children especially to build the confidence to face real-life scenarios such as group interactions, oral communications, interpersonal skills and many more. With the recent announcement of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) that limits our physical classes, this competition couldn’t have launched at a better timing. We hope that children in Malaysia will take this opportunity to present and recite poetry, and share their stories about their favourite topic - their beloved cats!” said Siew Yong, Founder and Director, Newman Drama. “While we offer physical classes in the Klang Valley and Penang, now with the online competition, we can reach out to more children across the nation”.

The collaboration was signed to encourage more children to sharpen and showcase their talent in creative communications and public speaking. “Other than providing this platform for our future generation to express themselves and share their own insights, Royal Canin hopes to educate them about the importance of veterinary care for cats. We know that children love cats for the cute and playful nature, but we also need to teach them the proper steps to caring for our furry little friends - the type of food the cats need to maintain their overall health and shiny coat, the regular check-ups, the grooming and other aspects of pet care. With the collaboration with Newman Drama School, children can begin to cultivate the values of animal welfare from a very young age,” said Dr. Melissa Phoon, Corporate Affairs Manager, Royal Canin Malaysia.

The online competition is divided into two categories, poetry recital for children between the ages of 4 and 7 years old and the storytelling for those between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. Interested participants can send in a 3-minute video talking about taking their cats to the vet to qualify for the competition after playing an educational web game on cat care via link:

Once the video is ready for upload on the Newman Drama’s Facebook Event Page, the participants must tag @royalcaninMY and include the hashtags: #cat2vet, #tycttv #newmandrama for the judges to review.

“Newman Drama and Royal Canin will contribute up to 70% of the total evaluation, so the children are required to include their stories or experience taking their cats to the vet for extra marks.

Meanwhile, likes and shares on Social Media platforms will contribute to the remaining 30%,” Siew Yong added. “In conclusion, we’d like the children to share their sweet memories with their cats, hoping that they will continue to value their pets as part of their family members through this Social Media competition”.

The competition will run until 18th November 2020. Each child is entitled for one entry. Cash prizes, certificates and medals worth more than RM1,200 are up for grabs!

Find out more details about the TYCTTV: The Future Advocate Poetry & Storytelling Competition via official Facebook Event Page:

More information about Take Your Cat to the Vet Campaign is available at :


About Newman Drama:

Newman Drama was officially started in 2014.

This humble company was created by the chirpy lady Siew Yong. After years of providing drama classes in the Klang Valley, she was more convinced that teaching drama is really what she is passionate and good at (apart from performing, of course). Thus together with John Newman they have created a brand for her drama classes – Newman Drama.

The objective of Newman Drama is simple. Newman Drama uses Drama Tools to enrich the learning and teaching experience for both Malaysian students and teachers.

Newman premise their core value on holistic learning and teaching for students and teachers. They believe students and teachers are equally their great assets. Newman Drama’s vision is to provide a platform not just for students to excel but also for teachers to expand their teaching horizon. Thus, Newman Drama is also an ideal fusion platform for performing artists and professionals from different background (coming together) to pass on their ‘craft’ to the next generation.

Newman Drama currently offers classes in KL, Klang Valley and Penang. They have classes in learning centres, kindergarten, local, private and international schools.

To learn more about Newman Drama, visit

About Royal Canin:

The Royal Canin Company, owner of the ROYAL CANIN® brand, is a division of Mars Petcare and a global leader in health nutrition for cats and dogs.

Founded over 50 years ago by a French veterinarian, Dr. Jean Cathary, Royal Canin’s purpose is to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™ by pushing the limits of nutrition and knowledge in partnership with pet professionals and experts.

Royal Canin works closely with pet professionals, such as breeders and veterinarians, not only to design the most precise nutrition for cats and dogs, but also to develop a variety of services, monitoring and diagnostic tools to help understand and care better for them.

Its unique approach always places cats and dogs’ nutritional requirements at the heart of the innovation process. Their age, lifestyle, size, breed, sensitivities and activity level are studied through science and observation in order to produce diets for each pet’s specific needs. The company accelerates sustainable practices, particularly in terms of responsible sourcing, emission and waste reduction and use of sustainable packaging.

Operating in more than 100 markets, Royal Canin counts approximately 7,800 associates, including 500 veterinarians and nutritionists. It also manages 16 factories around the globe, 1 research and development center, 2 innovation centers and 4 laboratories. Royal Canin’s nutritional products are available at pet specialty retailers and veterinary practices worldwide.

To learn more about the Royal Canin company, visit


Diving into the science of swimming the fun way

SwimIn12's fun science-centred programme enables kids and teens to master swimming techniques 

Did you know Sir Isaac Newton's Law of Motion that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction is applicable to when you're in water? While in the water, swimmers must stroke downward to keep moving and stay afloat – opposing equal force that the water expends to swimmers to keep them from moving.

There is no escaping science. It can be always used to explain everything in everyday life. Similarly, there is much science to learn in the art of swimming.

"It is an added benefit when students understand and apply what they know about the science when they swim. For example, in asking them to keep their hands straight, we demonstrate how this is similar to the shape of a ship, plane or rocket that helps to cut through air or water faster.

"When we talk about more air in the lungs will help them float while less air will sink, we apply this to the ballast tank in submarines. We have heard success stories from our Swim Science students from as far as Australia, Singapore and India," said E.J. Yeap who is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SwimIn12.

The 11-year old institution kicked off the beta testing of Swim Science in March this year, just 10-days after the enforcement of Malaysia's Movement Control Order (MCO) following the worsening of the COVID-19 outbreak.

"The order meant that pools would be closed for three months and we thought of ways to keep an interest in swimming, especially for our younger students. 


"Led by our coaching team leader Darshini Balakrishnan, we are proud to say we innovated a new style of teaching by incorporating the evergreen laws of science. It helps beginners understand the concept of swimming faster by simplifying the important theory of water physics in an engaging manner.

"The programme also explains how swimming theories apply in many aspects of aerodynamic and marine sciences. With the help of today's technology, we make Swim Science sessions interactive and interesting for students to follow," Yeap explained.

Catered to those aged between seven and 18, SwimIn12 hires the help of video communications programme Zoom to conduct lessons.

"We admit that it is not easy to win the crowd when we mention online sessions. However, with Swim Science it's not a one-way direction. It is more than just listening and watching. We keep it interesting with some activities like quiz sessions and even treasure hunts for things around the house that are relevant to the lesson.

"I'd commend my team of 30-odd coaches at SwimIn12 for innovating this programme, teaching and educating students and keeping the lessons interesting for our students," he adds. 


Swim Science is offered in two packages – eight lessons (RM200) or 20 lessons (RM300) in a month. Yeap takes pride in saying that the programme is a purely Malaysian innovation, observing a similar approach taken a few months later, by a neighbouring country.


About SwimIn12

Swimin12 specializes in teaching swimming with 3 key applications, which are: energy efficient swimming, practical survival skills & therapy. We pride ourselves in teaching in an efficient learning environment and our aim is to enable everyone to learn to swim in 12 hours. A passionate and hardworking swim school, open 7 days week, 14 hours a day, for students to learn at their convenience.

Visit: for further information.


Monday, November 2, 2020

4 Things To Remember If You Have a House on the Water

Many people dream of living in a house near the water. With beautiful views and the sound of nature just outside the door, the only thing better is playing with your boats, skis, and other personal water toys. If you are one of those who want to live near the water, you should remember a few things before you buy that house.

1. Insurance Protection

Water has a habit of wreaking havoc without the slightest notice. That is why you need to understand what type of weather conditions your potential home will be subject to. Deep flooding, torrential hurricanes, and thick ice could surround and invade your home each year. Protect yourself by taking preventive measures by purchasing insurance for each contingency.

2. Watercraft Maintenance

Jet skis, scuba boats, and other personal watercraft help make the water an enjoyable place to live, but that can end when one of the toys breaks down. Create a budget for the possible failure of your toys, and then you can easily find replacement marine parts.

3. Pest Restriction

Houses near water attract pests for some reason. Whether it is mice, raccoons, or squirrels, the critters can be destructive to your home’s foundation and attic. Ask a pest protection team to walk around your home to help you identify possible routes of pest intrusion. The team can then block the entry points and prevent damage to your home.

4. Intruder Security

Unless you live on the property all year long, the possibility of intruders, burglaries, and vandalism can be a real concern. You can prevent property break-ins by investing in heavy locks, camera systems, and monitored security. Windows should also be shuttered if you leave the property for several days at a time.

A home on the water can be a dream come true if you make preparations for potential problems. Find insurance, create a budget, and secure your home so you can live peacefully all year long.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

9.9 Super Shopping Day; over 12 million items sold in the first hour on 9 September

Shopee, Malaysia’s number 1 e-commerce platform, concludes its most successful 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Powered by Shopee’s robust ecosystem, 9.9 Super Shopping Day delivered super entertainment and shopping deals for users and supercharged economic recovery for sellers and brand partners, with over 12 million items sold in the first hour on 9 September.

Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee said, “We are heartened by the strong support that consumers, sellers, and brands have shown towards 9.9 Super Shopping Day. We had a simple and clear goal for our signature annual shopping event this year - that was to help our communities emerge stronger from the effects of a global pandemic. This includes supercharging recovery for our sellers and brand partners while creating a super shopping experience for our users. We are delighted by another year of record-breaking performance, which reflects our commitment to grow together with the people and businesses we serve.”

Shopee delivers on its three commitments for 9.9 Super Shopping Day across the region 9.9 Super Shopping Day acted as a springboard for economic recovery as sellers and brand partners in the region maximised their visibility and sales on Shopee. Participating brands and sellers enjoyed strong sales growth, with 700,000 items sold in a single minute at the peak of 9 September.

Shopee’s strong ecosystem ensured buying and selling remained seamless even as shopping activity peaked during 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Sellers and brand partners leveraged Shopee’s integrated logistics network to fulfil their orders, while users enjoyed seamless transactions with a wide array of payment options on Shopee, including its mobile wallet ShopeePay.

Shopee also offered a super collection of entertainment throughout 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Users enjoyed all-day fun and earned special rewards with Shopee’s supersized range of in-app games, with 250 million water requests on the crowd favourite game, Shopee Farm. 


Users actively tuned in to Shopee Live to connect with celebrities, sellers, and brands during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day period. The number of hours spent watching Shopee Live streams increased by 3 times compared to an average day, highlighted by countdown and marathon streams on 9 September that celebrated 9.9 Super Shopping Day with users across the region. Shopee Live also gave users new ways to discover and shop the latest trends, with 2.5 times more items purchased during live streams in this period compared to an average day.

Highlights of 9.9 Super Shopping Day in Malaysia

9.9 Super Shopping Day was also a major success in Malaysia. Home & Living was one of the most popular product categories on 9 September as Malaysians turned to Shopee to spruce up their household.

Malaysians from all walks of life made the most of 9.9 Super Shopping Day to meet their shopping needs, in line with the increasing importance of online shopping in the new normal. In particular, men were actively shopping for smartphones while laundry detergents were a hot favourite among women. Various baby-related products including diapers, wet wipes and children face masks were a hit among users aged 18 to 34. As for users aged 35 to 50, they mostly shopped for household products such as home storage solutions like shelves, racks, and organiser boxes as well as cleaning supplies like detergents, dishwashing liquid and sponges. Meanwhile, users of all ages regardless of gender and race were seen to be purchasing MILO, proving to be Malaysian’s all-time favourite chocolate malt drink.

Mobile and electronic brands, retailers and sellers on Shopee Malaysia all recorded strong performance on 9 September. A testament to the robust demand, the newly-launched POCO X3 NFC (6GB + 128GB) saw a sell-out of 1,000 units within the first 2 minutes of the sale, at 12.02am.

Ho closed: “9.9 Super Shopping Day kickstarts the year-end shopping season and this year, it also marks the start of our efforts to pave the future of e-commerce amid the new normal. We promise to work even harder with the end goal of providing consumers with a delightful experience on Shopee, even as we propel sellers and brand partners to new heights in the coming months.”

Friday, July 24, 2020

Options for When You Need Money

Emergencies happen. If you don’t have the cash available in your emergency fund, you may be wondering what you can do to cover the cost. Fortunately, you have options. Here are a few to consider.

Take Out a Loan

One of the most common options for people in need of money is a personal loan. Bank loans typically have great rates and terms (especially if you have excellent credit), but the approval process can take a while. If you need money quickly, you can consider other types of loans such as peer-to-peer lending or short term loans Mississippi.

Tap into Your Home’s Equity

If you own your home and have built up some equity in it, you may be able to tap into to pay for what you need with a home equity loan or line of credit. While these provide excellent options, there is one important thing to keep in mind. Both of these options use your home as collateral. If you default on your payments, you risk losing your house.

Ask a Family Member or Friend

Another option to consider is to ask a family member or friend for help. Asking someone you know for money can be hard, and some people may not feel comfortable lending. You can, however, offer to draw up a contract and have the document notarized, so your family member or friend knows that you will pay them back (or they have recourse if you don’t). You can include information like payment terms, when payments will be made, and if you’ll be paying interest on what you borrow.
Finding yourself in financial need can be scary, but understanding your options can help make things easier. If you do choose to borrow, make sure that you understand the cost of your loan and compare your options before you sign.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Communities in Need in the Klang Valley Turn to #AyamWithYou Community Pantries

While times are tough due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysians are pulling together to support communities with kindness and trust, giving old methods such as communal food pantries an innovative spin.

The #AyamWithYou Food Pantry initiative, by Ayam Brand™ and 13 charity homes nationwide is helping charities, empowering them to help surrounding communities that are in need.

For example in the Anjung Singgah homeless shelter in Jalan Lekiu is leading the way for surrounding communities by managing the #AyamWithYou pantry in this area.

“We were concerned for the well-being of some families here especially during Ramadan and for Raya. We don’t have much, but they had less. We have been part of the Ayam Brand™ Community Care campaign in the past. This year Ayam Brand™ again provided our organisation with two months’ supply of their products for our residents, and suggested the food pantry or gerobok rezeki as a solution for the community. They have provided a weatherproof pantry and a separate stock of products that we can bless the community with,” said Anjung Singgah Yayasan Kebajikan Negara, operations officer, Encik Amir Rudin Bin Abdul Rahman.

The weatherproof pantry is set up outside the shelter so that social distancing is observed. It is open to the public round-the-clock. Staff and residents update the community about the food pantry through community groups on social media and messaging apps, and they top up the Ayam Brand™ products daily.

“We sent out messages by WhatsApp and Facebook that the food pantry items are free for those who need, while those who want to contribute can add dry foods, snacks, stationery, cleaning products and other essential items. The residents relish the responsibility of managing the food pantry and keeping it well-stocked. They get to practice kindness and generosity,” Encik Amir Rudin said.

Response to the initiative has been overwhelming with the daily allocation of Ayam Brand™ products such as tuna, baked beans, processed peas, canned pineapples and coconut milk snapped up quickly, and other essentials being added, with strong support from the community.

“Surprises have turned up at the food pantry including fresh vegetables, dates, baby formula, diapers and Raya cookies! We can feel the #KitaJagaKita closeness. The #AyamWithYou food pantry project has made this Raya very special by building stronger bonds of kindness, trust and support in our community, allowing us to contribute actively well-being,” he added.

Through its long-running Corporate Social Responsibility programmes Ayam Brand™ has contributed more than 2 million healthy meals for charity, providing nutritious food to more than 21,800 people from 524 charity organisations and NGOs over the past 12 years.

This year the brand has supported Covid-19 front liners at Hospital Sungai Buloh, 13 charity homes, the #AyamWithYou food pantry initiative, and the Anjung Singgah Kuala Lumpur Homeless Transit centre, with plans to support more organisations and communities.

“Covid-19 drastically changed our plans for the 13th annual Ayam Brand™ Community Care Campaign, but we see the positive impact of the #AyamWithYou Food Pantry initiative. It changes the narrative for our charity home partners, from being recipients to being contributors and donors in their respective communities. The community here has embraced the food pantry concept of ‘take what you need, leave what you can’ creating a virtuous cycle that is sustaining the initiative” said Ayam Brand Malaysia’s Marketing Manager, Nathan Deverre.

Ayam Brand™ staff have helped spread the word on the food pantry so that more can benefit or contribute, and started the ball rolling by being among the first to contribute non-food items to the pantry.

“Starting with our families and friends we sent out a list of necessities for the pantry. Those who could dropped off essential items at the pantry. The community are so willing and eager to help. They have shared the location of the pantry with those in need as well. All of us can help within our means,” said an Ayam Brand™ team member who lives in the area.

The #AyamWithYou food pantry is located Anjung Singgah, Lot 28-32 Jalan Hang Lekiu, 50100 Kuala Lumpur and at Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kasih Nurul Hasanah No 1, Jalan Pimping Kanan, Ukay Heights 68000 Ampang Selangor.

Be part of the movement to receive or to give essentials.

Find out more about the #AyamWithYou food pantry initiative, visit

About Ayam Brand
Ayam Brand, a household name in Malaysia and Asia for 128 years, is famed for its wide range of quality and healthy canned food that are preservative free and contain no added MSG. Ayam Brand products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities that meet the highest international standards with worldwide-recognized certifications (HACCP, ISO 9001) and are certified ‘Halal’. Since 2013, Ayam Brand has been ranked in the Top 10 of Malaysia’s most chosen FMCG brands, according to the Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint Study.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

3 Types of Insurance You Might Not Know You Need

When looking at insurance companies in Fort Myers FL, you may be overwhelmed at the number of policies that are available. While you likely understand that house, health and auto insurance are necessities, there may be other types that are less known that you still need. If you are in the market for new insurance policies, consider these that you may not have thought of: Renter's insurance, life insurance and boat insurance.

Renter's Insurance

If you rent a home or live in an apartment, you may breathe a sigh of relief that you do not have to cover the insurance costs for your dwelling. However, it is a good idea to have renter's insurance for the contents of your place. This type of insurance is usually relatively inexpensive compared to home insurance but can be extremely helpful if a flood or fire happens at your place of residence.

Life Insurance

If you are young and healthy, you may not feel the need for life insurance. You may consider it something that only old people need. However, it is important that your family members are taken care of in case anything ever happens to you. You never know when an accident might happen, and it is important that your family is able to take care of themselves after your untimely death. Some people even view this type of policy as a retirement investment if they, fortunately, do not have to use it for its intended purpose.

Boat Insurance

If you have a boat for recreation, you may have never thought of having it insured. However, something could happen to it and leave you still paying off a boat that you no longer have. Insurance can give you peace of mind about not losing this expensive piece of property.
When deciding what type of insurance you and your family needs, it is important that you consider all the types available.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Reasons To Use a Money Transfer

When a loved one needs funds quickly, there are many options available to you to use. Sending a money transfer to them is quick, cheap, and easy to retrieve on their end. Here are a few reasons you should use this service.

Have the Money In a Short Time

If a friend or family member is in need of inmate money transfers los angeles ca so they can purchase items while incarcerated, enacting a money transfer can be quicker than if you were to go through your bank. If you are willing to pay an additional fee, they can have the funds in hand instantaneously instead of waiting several days.

Lower Rates

Sending money by transfer can be less expensive than if you do it through a financial institution. This is especially true if your source is overseas. Banks can charge a high fee to process your request while companies that work with transfers have lower rates. However, shop around for the best rate before proceeding with your transaction.

Easy To Apply

While a bank might make you apply for an account with them to send cash to someone else, all you need to do to complete a money transfer is fill out a form. This can be done on paper or online. If you use your computer to finalize it, it will calculate your fees and your exchange rate if applicable. It will also give you an estimated date that it will happen.

Can Be Retrieved Worldwide

Working with a money transfer company is good for the recipient as well as the sender. They can pick the money up at multiple locations across the globe. However, warn them to take someone with them that they trust and hide the funds when they get them. This will keep them safe from those who would try to steal from them.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What To Do Before Moving In

When you buy a new home, there is a lot to think about and do. You will need to move into the new place, bringing all your stuff, and you will need to start making the place feel like home. The list of things to do may seem almost endless, but there are some things that should take priority. Here are three things you should do to your new house before moving in.


While it may seem strange, changing the locks on your doors is one of the first things you should do after buying a new house. You have no way of knowing who the previous owners gave keys to, or if you are the only one with access to the place. If you are looking for something high grade, you may want to hire a residential locksmith DC to ensure it’s one of the best.


For those who like upgraded, electronic systems throughout the home, installing them before you move in is often very helpful. Home automation systems can make living in your home extremely convenient. It can allow you to control the electricity, thermostat, appliances, and some entertainment systems. They also enable you to check the security of your home, alerting you when there is movement around it.


Once you have bought your new home, you should call your internet and cable company to see how soon they can set up the connections. If you do not have it done before you move in, you may be without television for the first few days you are there. Many depend on these things for work or entertainment purposes, and they often forget to have them put in before they move in.
Ensuring these things are completed before moving in can make your move easier and relieve some stress. Although they can be done after you get settled, it is simpler to have them done before.

Monday, December 23, 2019

A Christmas Treat with Pertubuhan Kebajikan Waja Home at the Curve

In the spirit of giving, the Curve brought early Christmas cheer to 27 children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Waja Home with a magical outing at the mall in conjunction with the Curve Christmas campaign themed A Beary Merry Christmas.

Two life sized bears stole the show with their cute and whimsical performance, which was part of the Merry Beary Christmas Musical.

Thumbs up: the Curve team, the kids and their caregivers from  Pertubuhan Kebajikan Waja Home after a delightful celebration at the mall!
The eventful morning started out as the special guests and their caretakers were ushered into the Centre Court with festive gusto. There was plenty of anticipation and excitement for what was in store as the kids walked into the Centre Court, filled with furry and cute bears of all shapes and sizes! Glittering Christmas trees peppered around the Centre Court also made for a magical and cozy setting for the morning’s festivities. The merriment and delight continued as the performers took centre stage for the Merry Beary Christmas Musical. The specially-choreographed live musical told the enchanted story of a life-sized teddy bear coming to life and dancing with glee alongside cheerful dancers. The musical kept the little ones well entertained as they sang along to the catchy Christmas numbers and were mesmerised by the graceful dance moves.

Jazmi Kamarudin, Senior General Manager of the Curve, said, “In the spirit of Christmas, we are delighted to give the kids from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Waja Home a special treat. There is no greater pleasure than sharing joy and excitement (please advise) with these children and ensuring that they have a memorable festive celebration this year. We do hope that they enjoyed celebrating A Beary Merry Christmas with us!”

En Jazmi Kamarudin, Senior General Manager of the Curve officiates the Christmas campaign, A Beary Merry Christmas.

As a perfect end to the outing, the children and their caretakers were presented with early Christmas gifts and treated to a scrumptious lunch at Roast & Grill.

Patrons to the Curve will be able to experience A Beary Merry Christmas until December 25, 2019. Throughout the campaign period, shoppers can take part in a myriad of Christmas activities and enjoy the special performance which will take place twice a day at 2pm and 5pm on weekends as well as public holidays.

‘Tis the season for gifting! Visitors to the Curve who spend a minimum of RM500 in a maximum of two receipts will be able to redeem A Beary Merry Gift, an adorable sleeping kit courtesy of the Curve. All redemptions are subject to terms and conditions and while stocks last.

Need to know more about the Curve’s Christmas campaign? Contact the Curve Customer Care officers at 03-7710 6868 or visit the Curve’s Facebook page at

Tuesday, November 5, 2019


AIMSMET GLOBAL under the AIMSMET GROUP collaborates with Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), United Kingdom launched the “Earn while you Learn” – Industry Sponsorship Program (ISP) towards Skills Apprenticeship Scheme for a Malaysia Skilled Future. The Program was endorsed by YB Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Bin Ismail, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP). The Chairman of AIMSMET GROUP, Professor Dato’ Dr Jayles Yeoh, the CEO of Institute Commercial Management, Mr. Adair Ford and the CEO of AIMSMET Lifestyle Service, Ms Alice Hoang paid a courtesy visit to the Minister’s office and the endorsement was sealed by the signing of plaque by the Minister and the CEO of ICM, UK. The ultimate goal isto draw young Malaysians, regardless of their starting points, into jobs and sectors that are growing, and equip them with the right skills and experience under the right ICM program for careers in these areas.

In recent months, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad addressed that the government
will press priority on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) under the Shared
Prosperity Vision in efforts to increase the people’s employment through skilled competency.
Dr Mahathir mentioned that TVET played an important role in improving the skills of workers
and that training must be made a precedency. The Shared Prosperity Vision will encompass
the 12th and 13th Malaysia Plans, spanning 10 years from 2021 to 2031. Thus, the launching
of the ISP for Skills Apprenticeship Scheme with AIMSMET LIFESTYLE SERVICE as the pioneer
is a timely program that is poised to champion the government’s vision in reducing the
unemployment rate in Malaysia and enhancing the skilled competency among the youths for
a digital economy.

The Critical Skills Monitoring Committee (CSC) identified that two of the critical jobs-lacking
in its work force are the service and sales workers. Among the reasons are lack of fluency in
English, communications skill, customer service skill and the ability to multi-task. Hence the
retail sector, mainly the Food & Beverage areas, requires immediate solutions to engage and
train local Malaysian, especially school leavers, to fill these gaps.

Since the initial introduction of the Industry Sponsorship Program in September 2017 and the
recruiting partnership with ACT Hubs Sdn Bhd in 2018, AIMSMET have over 30 industries
ranging from Food & Beverage to Digital Economy to Client Services such as Starbucks Coffee
Company, McDonald’s (Gerbang Alaf Restaurants), Marrybrown, Only World Group (OWG),

Watsons and many more sponsoring more than 80 school leavers and graduates in the ICM
programs. Through this movement, the skills, passion and contributions of every individual
will drive each organization’s next phase of human capital development towards an advanced
mastery of skills and lifelong learning.

During the meeting, YB Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Bin Ismail, Minister of Domestic Trade
and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), said, “In order for Malaysia to become a developed nation,
the Malaysian human capital needs to be further developed with programs such as AIMSMET’s Industry Sponsorship Program. As the government, we are committed to reduce the disparities of income for those living in the rural areas. We have applied the spirit of shared prosperity in the 2020 Budget and have prioritized sectors such as TVET and skills training. While Malaysia has made great strides in human capital development since independence, we cannot afford to sit on our laurels as we still have much to do before achieving our goal of being a knowledge economy that is competitive on a global scale.”

In conjunction with the endorsement of the “Earn while you Learn” – Industry Sponsorship
Program, a panel discussion was held on the topic, “A Paradigm Shift in Education & Training
– Skilled Apprenticeship Model”. 0ver 200 university students, educationists and industry
players were present to gain knowledge and industry insights. Among the panelists were
Dato’ ’Sri Michael Kang, President of SME Malaysia, Datuk Dr Chef Wan, Celebrity Chef, Datin
Winnie Loo, Founder of ‘A Cut Above’, Dr Janson Ang, Founder of The Giving Bank
Organization and Mr. Adair Ford, CEO of Institute of Commercial Management, UK while Prof.
Dato ’Dr Jayles Yeoh, Chairman of AIMSMET Group was the moderator.
Speech by Prof. Dato ’Dr Jayles Yeoh, Chairman of AIMSMET Group

According to Prof. Dato ’Dr Jayles Yeoh, Chairman of AIMSMET Group, “The aim of this
Industry Sponsorship Program is to bridge the gap and speed up the pace in producing
knowledge workers through the private sector. AIMSMET is ambitiously looking to
revolutionize the academic thinking by introducing real life education to ensure no misfits to
the relevant industries. With continuous support from the government and private sector,
the ambition to make Malaysia as the global leader in providing High Quality Knowledge
Worker for various industries is realized. Ultimately we hope to see positive spin off for the
economy as we are able to provide skilled knowledge workers for Foreign Direct Investments
(FDI) into the country.”

Also present at the event was Miss Tiffany Lim, Founder of ACT Hubs, who works closely with
AIMSMET to connect with Industry Partners and to recruit school leavers for the program.
Both AIMSMET & ACT presented a cheque of RM20,000 to support Yayasan Food Bank
Malaysia at the event. Present to receive the cheque was Mr. Abdul Wahab Long, CEO of Food
Bank Malaysia.

About AIMSMET Lifestyle Service
AIMSMET LIFESTYLE SERVICE is established with the aspiration to be one of the most popular
Skilled Apprenticeship Centers of the ICM, UK - the industry-based British qualification
programsthat AIMSMET Group is providing to Malaysian learnerssince itsinitialstart in 2017.
Starting with the Food & Beverage industry, branded as Vietdekat, AIMSMET LIFESTYLE
SERVICE focuses on providing real hands-on experience to complement the conventional
textbook theories in Business Studies and Hospitality Management. At AIMSMET LIFESTYLE
SERVICE, not only the learners are equipped with F&B skills but also nurtured and encouraged
to explore other potentials the students might have not seen for themselves in other related
industries so that when they complete the one-year of the Industry Sponsorship Program,
they can see a clearer future and pursue it further.

About Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), UK
Established as a charity for global outreach in 1979, the Institute of Commercial Management
(ICM) is the leading professional body for commercial and business development staff. ICM
provides a wide range of professional qualifications in business, management and related
vocational areas. Our programs are designed to address and respond to the training needs as
well as the personal development of learners, whether entering or continuing to work within
the wide and varied commercial sector. ICM exhibits best practice in responding to the
academic and vocational needs of learners by regular liaison and structured feedback
mechanisms, thereby ensuring that we stay in touch with the needs of Centers and learners.
We strive to implement rigor in the award of credit, inclusive in assessment and examination,
accuracy and efficiency in the certification of all our learners undertaking business,
management and related vocational education programs.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Getting Your Daughter Involved in Her Bat Mitzvah

It seems like only yesterday that you were teaching her how to ride a bike without training wheels, and suddenly you woke up and your baby girl is almost thirteen years old. How does time fly by so fast? As your daughter nears her teenage years it means that it’s time to start thinking about her bat mitzvah.

Get Her Involved

Even after you hire a bat mitzvah planner to help you with the process, don’t forget whose party it is. Ask your daughter her input and have her tell the planner what she is envisioning. Nobody knows how to party like the Jews, but she is a middle-school-age girl as well might have a different idea than you. Have her be in charge of picking colors and a theme to help your party planner start thinking of ways to incorporate them.

Make a Guest List

Even though it’s a religious ceremony and is considered a rite of passage in the Jewish culture, that doesn’t mean that people of a different faith should not be invited. Some people choose to only invite close friends and family to the Temple and witness the rites, then throw a party afterward with everyone invited. This is a celebration of her womanhood, so let her choose the people she wants to be there for it.

Pick a Venue

Depending on the size of the party, think about locations that would be ideal for what she is planning. If she wants a giant blow-out bash with two hundred people invited, then chances are your backyard won’t fit the bill very well. Decide what location is a good fit for her party and the number of people invited to it.
Celebrating your baby’s ascent into adulthood is an enormous thing. Plan this very important milestone together to make it a great memory for the whole family.

Friday, September 13, 2019

A Few Simple Steps Can Help Ease the Burden and Confusion of an Arrest

Ending up behind bars is a shock to almost anyone's life. The simple act of being arrested can disrupt a person's entire way of life and potentially lead to irreparable harm to one's reputation. While that might be true, it does not mean that proper preparation is not important. Keep the following tips in mind to increase the chances of an advantageous resolution in the situation.

Remember Your Rights Under the Law

In many jurisdictions across the United States, a judge can grant release prior to a trial or other conclusion of the criminal case. That probably means finding bail bonds Stroudsburg PA is a priority early on in this process. Beyond that, it is vital to any defendant to find expert legal representation and advice throughout the process.

Prepare for an Arduous Ordeal

Nobody said it was going to be a walk in the park. But an otherwise insurmountable journey can become a little less stressful by getting ready for everything to come. This will include outcomes including either preparing to defend against the charges in court or agreeing to some other terms with prosecutors in charge of the case. Either way, it pays to rely on the advice of trusted experts to guide a defendant in the right direction.

Keep Your Nose Clean

The worst thing to do, especially for someone out of jail on bail, is to get into any further legal trouble. Make sure to understand and abide by not only the law, but any terms imposed by the judge or court system.
Facing a possible criminal trial is a stressful situation for virtually all defendants. Knowing what to expect -- and most importantly what to do -- if that day arrives is the best step toward achieving a positive result and getting back to a normal life as soon as possible.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Glow-up in Suffolk County With New Beauty Techniques

People are turning to longer-lasting and semi-permanent solutions for their beauty woes- putting on loads of makeup every single day can be taxing. If you are committed to glamour, why not try one of these treatments out?

Lash Extensions

Extensions will go above and beyond the job of a curler and mascara together, and look more natural. They usually last a couple of weeks at a time, and you'll be looking fabulous 24 hours a day. You should be prepared, however, because appointments can take up to two hours. Basic lashes can start at around $120, but custom lashes are recommended to fit your eye shape, face and lifestyle. Visit a lash extension stylist suffolk county ny to get a consultation.

Hair Tinsel

Tinsel is one of the latest trends to hit the hair market. You know the tinsel that you put in your Christmas tree? It's almost the same thing, except it's woven into your hair one strand at a time. There are a variety of metallic colors to choose from, and you can choose the placement and amount of tinsel to create a unique look for yourself. You can tie it in yourself if you know what you are doing, but it's recommended to go to a salon for your first time.

Lip Plumper

If tingling lip plumper glosses aren't enough for you, why not go all the way? Lip injections are safer than ever, and can last between 1 and 3 years. Hydraulic acid is the injection of choice, approved by the FDA, so avoid any practitioners that offer silicone injections. This is also a good option to reverse aging lips, by erasing wrinkles and filling out volume.
Beauty can take a lot of effort, but is well worth it in the end. Feel your best with full lips, shiny hair and voluminous lashes. Glow up and step out!

4 Signs You Need To Hire a Child Support Attorney

If you are struggling with obtaining custody of a child, you may think that your strength and determination are enough to win over a judge. However, there are certain scenarios where hiring a child support attorney Orlando FL is a good idea.

Your Ex Has an Attorney

If you know that your ex has hired an attorney, it's a good idea to hire one for yourself. Having a professional to guide you through the process ensures that you are on a level playing field in the courtroom.

Your Circumstances Have Changed Significantly

If your life has taken a drastic turn since you first filed for divorce, it is a good idea to procure representation. Relocating or remarrying (or even moving in with a new significant other) can affect your custody case, and the laws concerning changes such as these during a custody battle vary from state to state.

There Is Bad Blood

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon that there is bad blood between exes in custody battles. If you fear that your ex may make a vindictive move or try to blindside you, hiring some legal assistance is a good idea. Having someone who understands the law on your side can help you fight back if your ex suddenly decides he wants full custody or wants to try to paint you in a bad light for personal gain.

You or Your Children Are in Danger

If you believe that you or your children are in danger, it is imperative that you get assistance with your case for safety's sake. An attorney can help with a restraining order, and can also handle all contact with your ex and his representation so you do not have to meet face to face.
Battles over child custody are never easy. However, hiring legal representation can make the process much more painless for you and your family.

Monday, September 9, 2019

4 Reasons to Consider Having Your Baby in a Birth Center

Having a baby is an exciting time. For many women, however, the thought of giving birth in a hospital can be frightening. If having your baby in a Tampa Bay hospital makes you feel scared or anxious, you may be wondering what to do. There are other options available, including a tampa bay birth center. Here are four reasons to consider a birthing center.

Greater Comfort

A hospital setting can be nerve-wracking. Rooms at a birth center are designed to be more relaxing and comforting, which helps you to feel more comfortable. The rooms are more private. You can also create a personalized birth plan, which helps you to have the birth you’ve always dreamed of.

More Opportunities for Bonding

In many hospitals, babies are immediately taken to be examined and cleaned. While some allow for immediate skin-to-skin contact, this is not the case with all. In a birth center, you receive your baby immediately and are given some time to cuddle and breastfeed your baby before an exam is performed.

Support with Breastfeeding

Birth centers encourage breastfeeding right from the start. While some mothers have no issues, many mothers struggle in the beginning, which can lead even the most determined mothers to quit. Birth centers offer support for those who are having trouble, which can help to increase your chances for a successful breastfeeding relationship.

Lower Cost

The average cost of an uncomplicated birth is expensive, especially without insurance. The cost can increase to significantly when you factor in pre and postnatal care. The cost of having a baby in a birth center is typically around half the cost of giving birth in a hospital.
Having a baby doesn’t mean that you have to give birth in a hospital. Consider your options and speak with your obstetrician or midwife to help determine the best option for you.


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