The CIMB Music Run (TMR) Happening Soon on 23 November!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Music Run (TMR) by CIMB happening on 23 November at the National Stadium at KL Sports City will be Malaysia’s first carbon neutral mass participation event and the first sustainability themed running event in the country.

Combining the elements of music and running, TMR will take the form of a 5-kilometre and 10-kilometre running race with more than 100 speakers lining the entire Sound Track circuit, culminating in what is regarded as the world’s best finish line party. With a giant stage showcasing local bands and the renowned Live The Beat show, this fun and energetic event provides a one-of-a-kind, safe, healthy, enjoyable and sustainable experience for all participants.

Mohamed Adam Wee Abdullah, Group Chief Marketing Officer, CIMB Group said, “We are excited to be part of TMR, a great platform to raise awareness, encourage and empower participants to embrace sustainability and take action towards shaping a more responsible society. TMR ties in well with CIMB’s focus on championing the sustainability agenda as one of the key pivots in our current growth strategy. Given our firm commitment on sustainability, we have worked hard to ensure every aspect of this event is not just fun, but also sustainable.”

“Besides making the event bigger and more fun this year, we also realise the potential impact of 20,000 individuals on the environment. This is why we are making sustainability a primary focus this
year. Together with CIMB as our Presenting Partner, we are taking an active stance to achieve our sustainability goals by reducing single use plastics while also implementing an industry-leading recycling and food waste-management programme,” said Sam Middlehurst, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Music Run.

“This is made possible by teaming up with a number of remarkable ‘green’ and enterprising organisations who actively champion environmental issues. For instance, we have teamed up with YTL Group Sustainability to independently track all greenhouse gas emissions produced during the event. With the help of CIMB, the event’s emissions will be offset through an investment in a water filtration project in Indonesia that uses ceramic filters to produce safe drinking water, thus eradicating the traditional requirement to boil water prior to drinking it. This is a Gold Standard project which contributes to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 13 - Climate Action in addition to benefitting local communities by contributing to at least two additional SDGs,” he added.

The organisers will also be working with Visionary Solutions, using proprietary technology by Sweden’s Bluewater, one of the world’s most innovative clean water solution companies, to incorporate a revolutionary water distribution system, eradicating the need for single-use plastic water bottles. Participants will have access to 100% clean and purified drinking water, and, using reusable water bottles provided by CIMB in their run pack which they can conveniently refill at stations strategically placed throughout the venue. This initiative will prevent potentially 80,000 single-use plastic water bottles from entering our landfills and oceans. Moreover, the organisers will also be eliminating more than 40,000 pieces of single-use plastic wrapping from items in participant run packs, including T-shirts and medals.

In addition to cash prizes and other goodies, race winners will also be the proud recipients of Malaysia’s first Winners’ Trophies made from recycled E-Waste provided by CIMB in collaboration with ERTH, a Malaysian company specialising in the recycling of e-waste. To date, CIMB has collected 3- tonnes of E-Waste, all of which will be recycled into the Winners’ Trophies. TMR by CIMB will also partner with Paperway to makeover its iconic “Rock Hand” giveaways using recycled cardboard, which will replace the traditional foam used in previous years. Paperway will also be supporting the event with their unique recycled cardboard tables and chairs for participants to relax at the Food Village.

Indeed, waste management will play a huge part of the event to ensure the event to be as sustainable as possible. As part of the effort to reduce, reuse and recycle waste wherever possible, the event will also see the involvement of some of the country’s most innovative green enterprises including KLEAN, which will showcase new ways to reward consumers for recycling using their “reverse-vending machines”. All recycling at the event will be handled by industry experts, iCYCLE, with dedicated recycling bins dotted across the venue. Meanwhile, all compostable food waste at the Food Village will be collected and taken to a composting facility operated by Ground Control. This nutrient rich compost will then be used by the Free Tree Society to plant trees that will be donated and replanted at local schools. Any leftover food will be accounted for by The Lost Food Project, which adopts appropriate food and hygiene standards in redistributing the food to those in need.

Participants of TMR are encouraged to do their part in order to ensure the success of this noble cause.
Among the practical ways they can contribute include car-pooling or using public transportation, including the LRT, to get to the event. Participants will also be reminded to maintain the cleanliness of the event area, while responsibly and appropriately disposing of any waste.

More information about the event can be found at www.themusicrun.com.my


#ShopMoreWinMore With CARiNG Pharmacy!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Hello merry goers! What sounds better than shopping? Shopping & Winning some more to shop more!

From 9 September to 3 November, CARiNG Pharmacy is having an in-store campaign where there is RM250,000 worth of cash vouchers to be won! Of course, I didn't waste any more time since it was already the 4th week of the campaign and rushed off to get some of my MUST-HAVE products from CARiNG before my trip to the USA!

My family has been a loyal customer at CARiNG Pharmacy especially my mum as she likes their service and they've got great deals too. Not only that, but they also carry some brands that you won't find in other pharmacies like Body Buddy. I've actually used this product before and love their Aloe Vera series

Just look at this awesome deal! BUY 2 FREE 1 for this Body Buddy Aloe Vera Moisture Real Soothing Mask. I literally grabbed every last piece they had in store that day. It's super soothing plus it's a great deal too. Alright, settled my in-flight masks. Now let's see what other deals they have :)

Oh for you ladies out there that have bloating issues try this Tresor Lemon Ginger Tea! It has chia seeds in it too and helps to calm your tummy plus helps with bloating too. Tresor Earthfood has plenty health & beauty products in CARiNG Pharmacy so you should definitely check them out.

Alright, now I'm done with my shopping let me show you how you can stand a chance to win more cash vouchers and shop more! With minimum RM50 spending, all you've got to do is:

1. Spend RM50 in a single receipt and scan the QR code at the bottom of the receipt

2. You'll be directed to their Google Form where you have to key in your particulars and answer a few simple questions

3. And you're DONE! Time to #ShopMoreWinMore. Winners are announced every week!

So what are you waiting for? Head on to the nearest CARiNG Pharmacy near you and go SHOPPING! For more details:



Free Food & Beverages at Paradigm Mall!

Saturday, October 05, 2019

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Hey everyone! Here's some amazing news for you! How would you like to get a chance to be rewarded with food and beverages for FREE once you manage to collect required amount of stamps on the passport card when you shop at Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya (Paradigm PJ) from 19th August – 17th November, 2019. 

It is a known fact that Malaysians love food, hence Paradigm Mall, Petaling Jaya (PMPJ) the iconic suburban mall is organizing ‘The Taste of Paradigm – Spend and Be Rewarded’ campaign from 19th August - 17th November, 2019 for all food lovers. 

Ms. Selena Chua, Chief Executive Officer of WCT Malls said, “We are excited to offer our loyal customers an opportunity to be rewarded with free food and beverages at our mall. As a friendly neighborhood mall, we not only offer unmatched shopping and leisure experiences to our customers but also provide them with a wide array of food preferences that promises to tantalize their taste buds. With close to hundred F&B outlets at Paradigm PJ, our shoppers are spoilt for choice. The ‘Taste of Paradigm’ is the perfect platform to directly engage with our loyal patrons and reward them with delicious prizes.”

Paradigm Mall PJ has recently completed the first phase of Asset Enhancement Initiative (AEI) dedicating the entire LG level to the mall’s first and only food court – Food Arcade. The refurbishment showcased a mix of high-quality food & beverages (F&B) outlets offering shoppers a variety of flavors in their meal from authentic Malay, Italian, Middle-Eastern, Thai, Javanese, and Hong Kong to Taiwanese food. The mall has also brought in a number of new F&B options such as Nene Chicken, Waffuru Café, Sedap Sedap, T Bun, SRK Noodle House and Farmers Street. There are new tenants that will be joining soon which are Mr. Chizu, An View, Harum Manis, Daboba, GinGer Thai and Salad Atelier. 

Image from Paradigm Mall

Campaign details
To participate, visitors need to collect a Taste of Paradigm passport from the concierge counter. The competition has two simple steps - Spend and Be Rewarded. 

Shoppers spending a minimum of RM30 in a single receipt at any F&B outlets of PMPJ will be eligible to collect a stamp. 

Shoppers can redeem the free F&B from Sepiring, The Chicken Rice Shop, Waffuru Café, Seaweed Club, The Energy Club, Fish & Co, Warung Mama, Vanilla Mille Crepe and Papparoti from the outlets at Paradigm Mall PJ once they have successfully collected a certain number of stamps on their Taste of Paradigm passport. 

Full contest details can be found at: https://www.paradigmmall.com.my

So, save the date and head on over to  ParadigmMall, Petaling Jaya to participate ‘Taste of Paradigm’ contest with friends and loved ones. 

Further details below:
For more information about the activities and promotions, kindly visit the malls’:

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Shiang Hai Japanese Style Vegetarian Restaurant

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Serving Nature's Best In Rolls! That's the aim of Shiang Hai Japanese Style Vegetarian Restaurant. As of July 2019, HerbaLine Wellness Group has reinforced its foothold in the food wellness business with the opening of its new Japanese Style vegetarian F&B outlet called “Shiang Hai”. 

Some of you might be familiar with another popular healthy dining under HerbaLine Wellness Group - Mama Kim which serves up healthy cuisines with 80% vegetables and 20% meat concept.  

While Mama Kim caters to the greater masses, Shiang Hai will resonate with those who hankers for the finer taste of life. Shiang Hai ( 香海 ), which literally means “aromatic seas” in the vast natural life has inspired Shiang Hai’s search for a world of greater tastes. The natural goodness of nature inspires Shiang Hai’s aim to help realise the greatness of life with tasty foods at its natural best.

Located at Sunway Mentari, you will be able to enjoy up to 70 types of vegetarian dishes prepared by skilled chefs. It’s not your typical vegetarian foods as we excite with tastes, sauces, combination of ingredients, healthy cooking, making it a trendy vegetarian cuisine place to cater for modern healthy  lifestyle. It provides fresh and fashionable haven for both full on vegetarians and those who wish to make healthy eats as part of their lifestyle as much as possible.

Most people have a perception that vegetarian food is boring and bland.  Bet these thoughts will change when they encounter the vegetarian sushi from Shiang Hai.  

Have your salad but in a roll? Enjoy your mango in your sushi?  Pick from a variety of vegetarian sushi which is trendy, tasty, healthy and fashionable? Shiang Hai Dishes are innovative and visually appealing from all the natural colours. 

Natural fillings are combined for prefect blend of tastes such as banana, mango, alfalfa, beetroot, dragon fruit, beansprouts etc with minimal sauce made on-the-spot to ensure freshness.  Now you can indulge in many rolls of sushi without worrying about carbs or salty sauces. Filled with healthy greens, fruits or plant bases where, you can indulge and not feel bloated or filled up!  

Sushi can’t get any more natural goodness and healthier and exciting than these.  Some sushi rolls come with mystical nature-inspired names like Holy River, Sunshine etc all catering to what your day is and how you feel and what you desire to satisfy your gastronomical needs. 

They even prepare a birthday sushi cake for you if it’s your big day!  It’s platter of colourful and tasty sushi to celebrate and share with our friends. Just remember to light up your candle!     

Signature Dishes
  • Mango Sushi
  • Beetroot Sushi
  • Holy River Sushi
  • Banana Sushi
  • Blue Sky Sushi
  • Signature Shiang Hai Mushroom Curry
  • Prosperity Tofu
  • Heavenly King Combo  (Fried Rice with Sushi Rolls set)
  • Grape Seed Juice

Promotion Alert!

Enjoy Buy 1 Free 1 sushi in conjunction for Shiang Hai launch from now till 31 July 2019. Take this opportunity to grab your friends and family to try out all their colourful and healthy sushi rolls. My personal favourite: Mango Sushi! Also their Signature Shiang Hai Mushroom Curry is really one of the best I've tried. Love that they use all natural colouring like the Butterfly Pea Flower for their Blue Sky Sushi too. 

Restaurant Details
Address :  Ground Floor, Mentari Plaza, Bandar Sunway, 40, Jalan PJS 8/2, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operation Hours :  Daily 10am – 9pm
Seating Capacity :  48 people     
Contact Details fb/shianghaimalaysia
Tel:  03 – 5621 1016


Baskin Robbins X Tom Abang Saufi “Bungkus of Happiness” Collaboration Bring Your Happiness Home in Our Limited Edition Wrap this Hari Raya

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Attention all dessert lovers! Did you hear?World’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops Baskin Robbins announced something exciting this festive season - a collaboration with famous local designer Dato Tom Abang Saufi’s brand TAS!

Who said Raya was over? Celebrate this joyous Raya season with this limited-time “Bungkus of Happiness” featuring 3 specially-designed Baskin Robbins inspired wraps that incorporated modern elements with traditional classiness. Now you can “bungkus” (wrap) home your favorite ice-creams in this premium quality TAS wraps and share your happiness with family and friends! 

“Bungkus of Happiness” represent a beautiful gift that you can take away to share with your family and friends. The “bungkus” here are the wraps designed by Dato Tom Abang Saufi for this special occasion; while the “happiness” is of course the delicious Baskin Robbins ice-creams, the perfect blend of sweet and creamy goodness in every scoop.

Dato’ Tom Abang Saufi is a leading designer in the Malaysia fashion industry and is well-known for her efforts in promoting the colourful Batik culture. Her TAS collection has never been shy of using vibrant colours to portray the clashing of modern fashion and traditional cultures, inserting creative elements into all her designs.

The three wraps she designed for Baskin Robbins – the gentle Ketupat wrap, sweet Ice-cream wrap and vibrant Waffle wrap, are all made from high quality silk mix fabric. The wraps are perfect for gifting and can be reused in many different ways, including using them as scarves or tudungs (head scarves). 

Ice-cream Scarf

The Beautiful Meaning behind “Bungkus of Happiness”

The inspiration for “Bungkus of Happiness” comes from the designer’s childhood memories.

“The word “bungkus” (wrap) cognates many images for me. My earliest memory was how clothes were “bungkus” for the laundry lady and it all comes back in the same fabric crisp and clean with the scent of freshly-ironed clothes,” she reminisced.

She said in the villages then, stacks of plates were wrapped in fabric kept in the community centre and would only be brought out during special functions or celebrations.

To Dato’ Tom Abang Saufi, “bungkus” represents love and cherish. She said the use of fabric to wrap items was used in most cultures. And often, the richer the fabric, the more pronounced the present inside would be.

“I can virtually see my late mother smiling as she unwrapped a bungkus of precious fine batik,” she added.

Waffle Scarf

Since founded, Baskin Robbins has been a favourite to many around the world. Baskin Robbins has near to 31 years of history in Malaysia while Dato’ Tom Abang Saufi has been designing for more than 35 years.

“It’s our pasts that inspire us, and we need to keep injecting new life into our traditions. TAS’s mantra is to keep our customers contemporary, chic and classy. We are happy to collaborate with Baskin Robbins, to allow customers unwrap the beautiful “Bungkus of Happiness” and reveal the delicious ice-creams inside and share their happiness with their family,” she said.

The Hari Raya Limited Edition “Bungkus of Happiness”

The “Bungkus of Happiness” wrap were designed by Dato’ Tom Abang Saufi especially for this coming Hari Raya. The limited-edition wrap integrates both the Malays tradition and Baskin Robbins’ culture. 

Ketupat Scarf

Ketupat is a traditional Malay delicacies and a popular Raya food. Dato’ Tom uses various colours to represent the woven palm leaf to bring out the gentleness in it. Waffle and ice-cream are inseparable! Dato’ Tom uses Baskin Robbins signature colours to bring out the vibrant in the wrap while the Ice-cream wrap features the sugary sweet ice-cream motifs.


Inside “Bungkus of Happiness” are 8 regular scoops, 10 junior scoops or 4 pints of ice-cream of your choice, packed tastefully with a limited-edition Baskin Robbins X TAS wrap. Don’t miss out this opportunity to bring home your pack of happiness!

·  10 single junior scoops for RM115
·  8 single regular scoops for RM125
·  4 pints for RM145

Choice of wrap designs: Gentle Ketupat/Sweet Ice-cream/Vibrant Waffle

Available from 3rd June – 31st July 2019 (while stock lasts). “Bungkus of Happiness” is available at all Baskin Robbins outlets in Malaysia, including Baskin Robbins Premium Outlets, Johor Premium Outlet (JPO), Genting Premium Outlet (GPO), all outlets in KLIA, Genting, Sabah and Sarawak. Customers can also purchase it through Lazada.

For more information, please refer to Baskin Robbins website at www.baskinrobbins.com.my


California Raisins Raya Rasa Sayang 2019 Cooking Challenge

Monday, May 20, 2019

Selamat Hari Raya to all my dear readers who are celebrating this festive season. Are you prepared with all your Raya dishes? California Raisins is back with their Cooking Challenge so here's some of the recipes that you can prepare for your guests this year!

This year, I joined this competition with my partner-in-crimes Aliza Sara and Suki! This is the third year I join this competition with Sara and it is becoming a tradition of ours. We decided that we will be the Spice Girls for this year and our theme is to utilize raisins in our dishes.

Raisins is an awesome healthy snacks loved by both kids and adults. I personally love raisins as well to boost my sugar level when it is low and it is a great snack on the go too. Not only that, because of its versatile nature, you can incorporate it in dishes too and not only for desserts.

All ready to dish out our dishes

For our group, we went all out and prepared 3 dishes, starting with 'Mango Salad with Raisin Vinaigrette', 'Raisin Sambal with Chicken' and 'Fried Cauliflower Rice' as our dish, presenting it as Ramadhan Blessings.

During the challenge, all 8 teams were given one hour to plan, prepare and cook a meal! One hour is definitely not enough and all the teams created unique dishes to incorporate raisins. With the power of three, we managed to dish out three different dishes which all paired well with each other. 

Our final creation

Once we were done with our dishes, it was JUDGING time! It never gets easier even if it was our third time joining the competition. The concept of our dish is that we are using California Raisins in our dishes as a form of blessings to everyone who eats it. California Raisins are super healthy and it is a natural sweeter too. So no added sugar or flavouring were needed in our dishes. We also showcased how versatile California Raisins can be used in both savory and sweet dishes.

And once again, we were the Grand Prize Winner for the California Raisins Cooking Challenge. Really grateful for California Raisins giving us this opportunity to showcase their amazing raisin in our dishes and showing how versatile and healthier it is to use their raisins. Below are some of the unique dishes that the rest of the themes prepared.

So remember! The next time you grab a box of California Raisins, it not only serves as a healthy snack but also as an amazing ingredient in your next dish. For more details on the recipes and what other dishes you can create using California Raisins, check our their official website. And if you've got some unique dish idea, share them with me in the comments below.

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