Friday, June 22, 2018

TGV Cinemas Unveils First We Bare Bears Pop-Up Store In Malaysia

The hilarious and endearing characters of the internationally-acclaimed animated sitcom, We Bare Bears, has landed in Malaysia through a first-of-its-kind revolutionary pop-up store conceptualised and brought to reality by TGV Cinemas, one of the country’s leading cinema chains.

We Bare Bears Pop-up store, which was unveiled at an exclusive media event today, is located at TGV Cinemas Sunway Velocity Mall (Cheras) and will be opened for a limited period, from Saturday, 9 June 2018 until Sunday, 8 July 2018.

This first-of-its-kind pop-up store, spearheaded by TGV Cinemas in collaboration with Cartoon Network and Innocraft Sdn Bhd (the official Malaysia licensee of We Bare Bears), offers fans and movie-goers the opportunity to take home authentic We Bare Bears merchandise and collectibles. These include official plush toys, mugs, notebooks, notepads, t-shirts and coin bags, amongst many others. There are also a wide-range of F&B products as well as an entire themed area dedicated to the series for visitors to indulge in a complete We Bare Bears experience.

Raymond Letchmanan, Senior Manager, Concessions Department at TGV Cinemas Sdn Bhd, said, “As one of the leading cinema chains in Malaysia, we are continuously seeking creative ways to bring new experiences to moviegoers. This pop-up store is one such initiative, as it is not tied to any cinematic feature, and is purely introduced to connect to fans of the show. TGV Cinemas Sunway Velocity Mall is the only place in Malaysia where one can get their hands on official We Bare Bears merchandise, and we look forward to having fans of the series at the cinema.”

We Bare Bears tells the story of three brothers doing their best to try and fit in with human society - no easy task when you are a bear! Set in the San Francisco Bay area, the cartoon follows Grizz, the oldest of the three and the most fun-loving, Panda, a social media enthusiast who is easily embarrassed, and Ice Bear, who is the youngest but of the strong, silent type.

TGV Cinemas will be kicking off with a Special We Bare Bears Cup Topper Combo, and it comes in two options:
(i) We Bare Bears Cup and Topper with free drink + regular Hollywood popcorn at RM29.90
(ii)We Bare Bears Cup and Topper at RM19.90
Available at TGV Cinemas nationwide.

A special treat for shoppers of We Bare Bears Pop-up store who spend RM50 and above in a maximum of two receipts is in when they tap to pay with Visa payWave. They will get to redeem an ice-cream in We Bare Bears custom-designed cup. This offer is valid while stocks last and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

The store is located in the main foyer of TGV Cinemas Sunway Velocity Mall. It will be opened from 12:00 noon until 10:00 pm daily. For more details, please visit us at Pop-up store website or TGV’s special combo website.

AirAsia BIG Loyalty Partners With Fave for Customers to Earn BIG Points

AirAsia BIG Loyalty announced an exclusive partnership with Fave, marking its first step beyond travel deals through the launch of BIG Deals by Fave, a new feature on the AirAsia BIG Loyalty app. BIG Members will now be able to receive double the rewards, earning BIG Points and redeeming their favourite everyday deals using BIG Points while enjoying savings up to 95% off on the best travel and lifestyle deals by Fave.

BIG Deals by Fave allows over 3.6 million BIG Members in Malaysia to earn 1 BIG Point for every RM1 spent on lifestyle vouchers every day. They can also utilise their BIG Points to redeem BIG Deals vouchers, from food, beauty and activities to automobile services, travel and fitness, with popular brands like A&W, Healthland, Forever 21, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, Kenny Rogers Roasters and more offering discounts of up to 95% at over 3,700 outlets.

Last year, Fave offered up to RM185 million in savings to their users. With this new partnership, AirAsia BIG Loyalty is extending the privilege to BIG Members in Malaysia, as part of its commitment to giving members more freedom to enjoy bigger experiences at better value. Fave users will also be able to reap new rewards. AirAsia BIG Loyalty opens the door for more than 3 million Fave Malaysia users to start enjoying BIG Member privileges and seeing the world even faster. By signing up and linking their BIG Member account to their Fave account before shopping, they will be able to earn 1 BIG Point for every RM1 they spend on Fave, which can be used to redeem AirAsia flights to amazing holidays across more than 130 destinations.

AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “This is an important milestone for AirAsia BIG Loyalty. As we move towards making BIG Points a standalone digital currency, we want to go beyond travel into other segments as well. This deal allows us to do just that while offering incredible value to our members, starting with Malaysia and eventually across the rest of Asean.”

AirAsia BIG Loyalty Acting CEO Sereen Teoh added, “We have over 3.6 million BIG Members in Malaysia who have been tremendously loyal and supportive over the years. With BIG Deals in partnership with Fave, we can now doubly reward them not just through travelling, but all the time with amazing offers on the things they already love doing every day, all from the BIG Loyalty app.”

Fave founder Joel Neoh said, “This partnership with AirAsia BIG Loyalty will allow us to further enhance our mission of delivering everyday happiness and rewards to both BIG and Fave users. Whether they choose to go for a massage, buy their morning coffee or go for a short staycation, both Fave users and BIG Members can now earn BIG Points.”

This move is part of a continuous effort to reward BIG Members every say. In November, AirAsia BIG Loyalty launched its eStore, which allows BIG Members in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines to shop from over 160 lifestyle and travel partners all on one platform - A seamless shopping experience with carefully selected brands like Uniqlo, and more, eStore rewards BIG Members with a faster way to earn BIG Points and gave them an easier, more convenient way to shop.

Download the AirAsia BIG Loyalty app and sign up as a BIG Member today to start shopping on BIG Deals and earn BIG Points! Redeem flights to more than 130 AirAsia destinations plus BIG Deals vouchers, keep track of your BIG Member account, BIG Points balance and stay updated on the latest news and promotions, all on the AirAsia BIG Loyalty app. Alternatively, download Fave today and start saving instantly through amazing deals across multiple categories such as F&B, travel, beauty, activities and many others.

Both BIG Loyalty and Fave apps are available on Google Play and the App Store.

Gintell and Simon Yam Let Mom Be A Star Celebration in Malaysia

The Malaysian-made brand, GINTELL, commemorated Mother’s Day by organising a memorable celebration exclusively for mothers with renowned Hong Kong artist and brand ambassador Simon Yam Tat Wah. The event was held at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya in conjunction with the official launching of GINTELL’s DéSpace Star Massage Chair. Simon Yam alongside the group’s Managing Director Datuk Goh Cheh Yak officiated the event which garnered almost 300 fans and shoppers.

Speaking at the event, Simon Yam expressed his gratitude on being able to celebrate a special day with fans in Malaysia. He commented, “This year’s theme of Let Mom be A Star is very fitting. Mothers are our every day superheroes. They are often there for us even before we are born. On this special day, we should turn the table and take care of them instead. Let them shine healthily!”

The newly launched DéSpace Star of the UFO Series Massage Chairs, boasts unique elements such as the Moon Hand Grasp feature. This is an intelligently designed massage roller balls which provides a very humanized massage technique. There is also the 4D Reflex Spa which is a complete reflexology session involving calf and knee heating therapy, covering all 27 acupuncture points on foot. GINTELL’s revolutionary massage chair technology strives to also provide a great alternative for those unable to carry out additional physical activities by doing it all at the comfort of one’s home.

Managing Director of GINTELL Datuk Goh added, “The event is not only aimed to honour mothers all over the nation. It is also in line with GINTELL’s core values of promoting a healthy family lifestyle which begins with a prominent mother figure in each family unit.”

The Mother’s Day special treat offers a ‘buy for mother, free for you’ promotion for a limited time. With every purchase of DéSpace Star Massage Chair, buyers are entitled for another massage sofa for free (worth of RM4488). Terms and conditions applied. For more information, please visit any GINTELL store or log on to GINTELL website.

The Giving Bank, WPG Bring the Children to DreamWorld Playland

The Giving Bank together with WPG (WillPower Group) rocking with the Children in DreamWorld Play Land. A day out with the children of 4 homes namely, Yayasan Sunbeams Home, Jalinan Kasih Services, Pusat Penjagaan Kanak Kanak Cacat Taman Megah and Pusat Kebajikan Sweet Care.

63 children enjoyed themselves to the fullest. We can see the joy, the laughter and the smiles of their face. This event is not made possible without the support from WPG, DRM Marketing, DreamWorld, Dochi Juice, CPH Productions, and TOC Productions.

The kids get to get out from their home, to have a fun play day on Saturday, with an indoor play land, and many more activities layed out such as Balloonist, Clowns, Magician and Minions. Full capture of Happiness !

Lunch and Drinks were served, and door gifts to the children were given. 

Each participating home also gotten Cash Contribution to ease their monthly expenses, and have also gotten a set of air and water purifier.

God Bless all of the children, the donors, the partners, and the sponsors. If you want to donate, please visit The Giving Bank website or The Giving Bank facebook!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Fresh New Addition to Domino’s Hottest Korean Sensation

Fall in love all over again with the sweet and spicy Ssamjeang flavors especially created by Domino’s Pizza. Hot on the trail of its popular Ssamjeang Pizza range, Domino’s introduces its latest addition, the new Ssamjeang Prawn pizza, the fourth variant added to the range.

Featuring springy, succulent prawns marinated with Italian herbs & spices coupled with nutritious seaweed that’s rich with umami flavour, fresh cherry tomatoes, green peppers, sprinkled with roasted sesame seeds atop the specially developed Ssamjeang sauce, the Ssamjeang Pizza is packed with well-balanced flavors and textures.

Speaking on the new flavors, Shamsul Amree, Senior General Manager, Operations, Domino’s Pizza Malaysia and Singapore said, “We received tremendous love and support from our customers and Korean fans when we first launched the Ssamjeang Tuna, Chicken and Beef. The response was overwhelming and to cater to the growing request of the Ssamjeang pizzas, we have taken it further and created Ssamjeang Prawn. We believe this new addition enhances the flavor profile of the Ssamjeang sauce especially with the delicious combination of multiple flavours and textures in a single pizza.” 

Truly inspired by Malaysians love for Korean food, Domino’s Ssamjeang Pizzas were specially crafted to deliver the perfect combination of savory, sweet and spicy flavors. Versatile and flavorful, the Ssamjeang sauce is also available with Ayam-haseyo Chicken Wings, a side of chicken wings baked to perfection with an outer coating of the deliciously addictive Ssamjeang sauce.

During the festive Ramadan and Raya period, customers can enjoy Ssamjeang Prawn with the two combo deals namely Ssamjeang Buddy Combo and the Ssamjeang Super Combo. Priced at RM37.65, the Ssamjeang Buddy Combo includes one Regular Ssamjeang pizza, one Ayam-Haseyo, one Garlic Twisty Bread and two cans of soft drinks; while the Ssamjeang Super Combo, priced at RM56.51 comprises of two Regular Pizzas, one Ayam-Haseyo, one Cheesy Mozzarella/Cheddar Stix and a bottle of 1.5L soft drink. 

The all new Ssamjeang Prawn is available at all Domino’s Pizza stores for a limited time only, from June 4 to July 1, 2018, while stocks last.

Visit Domino’s stores, order online at Domino website, or call 1300-888-333 to make an order. To learn more about Domino’s Pizza Malaysia’s Ssamjeang Prawn Pizza as well as other ongoing promotions, visit us Domino website.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Mines “Supermom” Mother’s Day Contest

For the recent Mother’s Day, The Mines shopping mall is organizing the inaugural iconic event “Supermom” Mother’s Day Contest with the objectives of providing a fun and interactive session for moms and kids to know the importance of housework sharing amongst the kids.

There are 11 pairs moms and children are participating the contest, challenging the skills and speed of completing the assigned daily housework tasks such as cooking, crafting, sport, shopping, and health and beauty knowledge. I am one of the participants for the contest with my son. The best mom will be crowned the “Supermom” and walk away with attractive prizes.

The contest was divided into 6 main sections. The first section is Meal Preparation at Oliver Gourmet (Level 3, East Court) where all of us are required to prepare simple meal using the ingredients provided by Oliver Gourmet. The results is judged based on the criteria of teamwork, time and food presentation. I am happy with the sandwich that i prepared together with my son in a limited time and ingredients. We love it so much.

Second section is the bonus stage at Natural Health Farm (Level 3, East Court) whereby the we need to answer 10 simple health and product related questions including searching for certain products in the Natural Health Farm store. The fastest team who answered correctly for each question will be rewarded with bonus points. I managed to answer 2 questions in this section.

The third station, Crafting section is held at Mr. DIY store (Level 4, North Court) where we need to create a string-art masterpiece. The kid need to sketch a Mother’s Day related artwork on a piece of paper under guidance and suggestion provided by the mom and thereafter the completed artwork will be transformed by the mom onto the given wooden board using strings & nails. The results will be judged based on the criteria of time, neatness, creativity and teamwork.

Next, we move to the Sport Challenge section, at Fun Factory (Level 4, North Court). I and my son are required to complete the roller skating track in the fastest time. This is the first time we play roller skating. The professional instructor from Fun Factory teach us the basic roller skating skills prior to the contest. The results will be judged based on time and teamwork. We are not manage to get the fastest to complete the track but we enjoy the experience of first time playing roller skating.

The final station is the Shopping Hunt at Giant Hypermarket whereby al the contestants will be given a list of grocery items that we need to search and collect all these items into the trolley in Giant Hypermarket within the given time. The results will be judged based on number of collected items and teamwork. I think i am able to get 5 items out of the 10 items within 5 minutes, really need to run fast to seach the items.

After completed all the sections, the marks accumulated from all the contest sections will be summed up for winners’ identification. The champion of the contest will win RM500 worth of cash prize and hampers, products and cash vouchers worth over RM1,800.00 sponsored by participating tenants, while 1st runner up and 2nd Runner Up will win cash prizes worth RM300 and RM200 respectively and hampers, products and cash vouchers worth over RM900.00 and RM600.00 respectively. Consolations will win cash prize of RM50 with products and cash vouchers worth over RM200.00.

Congrats all the winners. I only manage to get consolations prize where it really need a lot of hardwork to become a "Supermun". I enjoy completing all the mission together with my son, that is the most precious bonding time for me and my son. Thanks The Mines for organizing such an amazing contest. Hope they will continue to organise it every year.

For more detail, please call Information Counter at 03-8949 6333 or visit The Mines shopping mall website or The Mines shopping mall Facebook page.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A “Puas-Puas Puasa” With California Raisins

California Raisins are a healthy snack for adults and children alike. Dried in the warm California sunshine, they come by their sweetness naturally and contain a host of goodness. Indeed, this little fruit has many benefits that help to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I am glad to attend a California Raisins showcase at Hotel Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur that presented by Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC). The showcase featuring California Raisins’ tasty and nutritious role for the imminent holy Ramadan month. 
To celebrate Puasa, the media event, themed “Puas-Puas Puasa” (“Happy Fasting”), shed light on the wholesome goodness of California Raisins, together with creative yet easy recipe ideas to serve up for Sahoor and Buka Puasa. There are a competition for all of us to prepare a creative recipe using California Raisin for cupcakes and biscuits. The winner will get the RM600 cash.  Let's take a look of my creation and all the creative creations.

RAC’s Trade Promotions Director for Southeast Asia, Mr Richard Lieu says for most consumers, especially children, California Raisins are a healthy snack, compared with other snack foods, as they are naturally sweet and do not contain any added sugar. California Raisins are also a very versatile ingredient and can inspire a wide repertoire of dishes from appetisers and main dishes to desserts and beverages especially as consumers are becoming more health conscious and more adventurous in their culinary endeavours. He adds that for Puasa, California Raisins are ideal for Sahoor or break fast, as they are ready-to-eat, tasty and healthy. A package of California Raisins fits perfectly in a purse or briefcase They also conveniently fit in lunch boxes, gym bags, and in your desk drawer.

To demonstrate the simplicity of incorporating California Raisins in home cooking, popular TV personality and a busy mother herself, Nur Affizzabinti Azmi demonstrated three recipes using California Raisins for busy and active working professionals and mothers to enjoy during the fasting month. The recipes were California Raisin Sweet & Sour Donuts, California Raisin Puas Smoothie and California Raisin Tom Yum Chicken Angel Hair Pasta.

Certified dietitian from KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital Adibah Rushda Ismail who shared health insights to the media said that fasting can take atoll on the body and mind during Ramadan. Adibah shared practical ways to keep one healthy during this period. She also expounded on how California Raisins can be a great ingredient to boost energy and provide the body with the necessary nutrients to keep it going during Ramahan.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that adults consume 1½ to 2 cups of fruit per day.A portable, readily available fruit, such as California Raisins, is ideal to help fulfill this quota. Some key benefits of California Raisins include: 
  • They are all-natural
  • They are naturally sweet and do not contain added sugar
  • They are fat- and cholesterol-free and naturally low in sodium
  • They are a source of potassium(an important electrolyte that aids in muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function)
  • They are a source of fibre
  • They are a source of concentrated nutrients
  • They are known to contain phytonutrients that suppress the growth of oral bacteria associated with cavities and gum disease 

Congrats to all the media/bloggers that won the "Puas-Puas Puasa" California Raisins Creative Creation competition. We really can prepare a lot of recipe using that to replace sugar for more healthy lifestyle.

For  more information and recipes on California Raisins, please visit California Raisin Website, California Raisin recipes website or California Raisin facebook page