Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tealive brews up Life-Long Learning at KidZania Kuala Lumpur

Last month December 2019,there was a contest on instagram. It was Instagram Boomberang Video Contest, my son took part in it and I was with him in the Boomberang. You may clicked on the link to view. Sharing is caring, now you know there's also Tealive Cafe available in KidZania.

Bubble Tea, the international beverage sensation which has enticed the palates and captured the hearts of people all across the world, Malaysians included, has officially landed on the steps of KidZania Kuala Lumpur as the award-winning indoor family centre welcomed its newest industry partner, Tealive.

Tealive, a home-grown lifestyle tea brand formed in 2017 has since established itself as a household name, achieving rapid growth in less than two years. The brand currently operates over 450 outlets across the world. Besides Malaysia, Tealive is present in China, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Australia, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and now, in KidZania Kuala Lumpur!

“We’re delighted to have Tealive, one of Malaysia’s largest beverage chains and experts in their own right, partner with us to lend industry insight and work hand-in-hand to equip children with vital skill sets for the future such as self-confidence, attention to detail, independence and communication skills,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad.

“In this new world driven by advanced technology and gadgets, parents today face a new challenge of keeping their child away from their gadgets. What we offer at KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an avenue for kids to take a step back from all that screen time and experience real life in a fun and engaging way through one-of-a-kind role play activities that expose kids to real world professions and career possibilities,” he added.
The Tealive Cafe at KidZania Kuala Lumpur is officially opened! Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (2nd from left) and Bryan Loo (2nd from right) doing the honours.

Some of the activities visitors can look forward to at the Tealive café establishment include learning how to brew Tealive’s signature handcrafted teas – the Original Pearl Milk Tea and Mango Juice with Pearls, learning how to work the machinery and tools, manage a store, as well as handle customer service. The ingredients involved in making the milk tea and pearls are freshly-brewed tea and tapioca starch. All drinks that are prepared in the establishment are also capped at only half-sugar level.
Bryan Loo (left) briefing Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (right) on what will be in store for kids at the Tealive café.


To formalise the partnership, Bryan Loo, Chief Executive Officer of Loob Holding Sdn Bhd, the brand owner of Tealive, was presented with the ‘Key to the City’, a symbolic honour traditionally bestowed by a city upon esteemed individuals by KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s very own mayor, Shahrul Nizar Ahmad.

Aimed at promoting experiential learning and diverting children’s attention away from gadgets, the new Tealive café establishment will expose kids to the ins and outs of being a Junior Tearista through hands-on experiences that promote the development of useful life skills.
Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur (2nd from right) presenting the KidZania ‘Keys to the City’ to Bryan Loo, Chief Executive Officer of Loob Holding (2nd from left) to formalise the partnership between KidZania Kuala Lumpur and Tealive.
Children at KidZania will no longer be full of awe and wonder at how their pearl milk tea is made. At Tealive, children are given a chance of a hands-on experience is much better than watching videos to pick up a new skill.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Congrezz kid getting first-hand experience on being a Junior Tearista at the Tealive café

My children have got their own KidZania Pazzport, my eldest son Sean has been carrying the pazzport since the year 2015. Sharing is caring, busy parents with hectic lifestyle now you can plan on where to go for indoor family centre.

Me with my children at KidZania Kuala Lumpur
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning indoor family centre that promotes learning by offering interactive role-play experiences for kids. The first of its kind in providing edutainment fun, KidZania empowers and inspires kids to pursue their life’s dreams by providing them an avenue to explore what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city.

KidZania’s kid-sized city experience is targeted at kids aged between 4 to 14 years which allows them to choose from over 100 job related role-plays spread across 60 various city establishments. As in the real world, children perform "jobs" and are either paid for their work or pay to shop or to be entertained. KidZania is built as a replica of a real functioning child-sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognizable destinations in the form of "establishments" sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.

About Tealive
Tealive is the leading lifestyle tea brand in Malaysia with over 450 outlets. Born in Malaysia in 2017 with a passion to spread modern lifestyle tea culture to the world, Tealive continues to grow through strategic expansion and innovation of products and services. Its wide menu offering of milk tea, smoothies, chocolate and coffee has been created to satiate palates around the world. Tealive currently serves over five million consumers per month in Malaysia with presence in China, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Australia, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Scholastic Reading Lounge @Sunway Pyramid

Launch Ceremony feat. Dog Man’s First-in-Malaysia Mascot Appearance

Everyone has got busy lifestyle, there's time where everyone needs a break. Weekends where do family and friends usually go? Sharing is caring, there's The Scholastic Reading Lounge at Sunway Pyramid. Now you can bring your children to their reading time.

The Scholastic Reading Lounge Launched was held in Madam Kwan's restaurant at Sunway Pyramid. The reading lounge is located at Blue Atrium Level 1, just two doors away from XOX, walk towards the washroom. It's just nearby there, before the launched there were
Speech by Ms Selina Lee, VP of Scholastic Asia,

   Speech by Mr H.C.Chan, CEO of Sunway Malls & Theme Parks, and
   Speech by Mr Terence Gill, CEO of Stickman Plus

It's good that now you can also find a reading lounge in the mall, Scholastic Reading Lounge


  • The first in Asia, the unique Scholastic Reading Lounge is a ‘family-friendly library’ aiming to build reading interest among children
  • Featuring over 600 quality books for pre-schoolers up to young adults with highly engaging wide-range of themes and interests
  • Free digital English assessment (Lexile Test) for children between 9 – 14 years old
  • Children and adults can read the books for free in the lounge, up to two hours each day
  • The Scholastic Reading Lounge was prior visited by YB Teo Nie Ching for a special read-aloud event with young girls, co-organised with Women’s Aid Organization
  • Scholastic Reading Lounge is recognised by the KL World Book Capital as a project in supporting of KLWBC2020


  • Coincides with the year Kuala Lumpur is named as World Book Capital 2020 by UNESCO
  • Features first-in-Malaysia mascot appearance of Dog Man, from “Dog Man”, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey, with more than 26 million copies in print and in 35 languages worldwide. The creator Dav Pilkey is recently named as Publishers Weekly’s Person of The Year for 2019.
  • Coincides with Scholastic’s 100th Anniversary with the slogan Reading is Transformational. Read On. Scholastic’s mission is to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy.
  • Coincides with the spirit of New Year resolutions to read more books

About Scholastic (Asia) Sdn. Bhd

Scholastic (Asia) Sdn. Bhd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Scholastic Inc., a publicly held company trading on NASDAQ under SCHL that brings children's books and media to children, parents, and teachers through retail and schools with a wide selection of award-winning reading materials, effective classroom and professional resources, and library supplies.

Scholastic Asia spearheads the development and distribution of leading-edge educational products and resources, alongside the company’s bestselling children's properties such as Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Goosebumps, Geronimo Stilton, The Magic School Bus, and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

The corporate mission of Scholastic is to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy, the cornerstone of all learning. With 100 years of experience supporting the learning lives of children, Scholastic remains committed to providing quality, engaging content in digital and print formats for the next generation of learners, and the families and educators who guide them.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Shopping Boxy Shirt for this New Year!

Happy New Year to dear family, friends, readers and followers of my blog. It's 2020 year and soon there will be Chinese New Year. Sharing is caring, everyone has got their busy schedule and children is back to school. Never too late to shop for Chinese New Year shirts. I love red color shirt and I prefer to choose cotton, there's microfiber material too if you prefer to shop that. Online shopping is convenient now as we don't have to step out of the house as the weather been crazy too rain or shine lately. 

 Loving to shop online and I prefer to wear bigger size shirts. I chosen the XXL size the Premium Cotton Casual Tee. The Cotton shirts comes with other colors too namely Black, Coral, Lt Mint, Blue, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, Smart Green, White or Yellow.
 There's other style available too, the polo styles! Do click on the website below to see more of their apparels.
Ready for coming CNY soon.

Best Microfiber & Cotton Plain Shirts Online Home of plain t-shirts online in Malaysia. I know everyone has got their favorite colors, what is yours?

They have many colors to choose from, their website is easy to browse and use. Choose from their polo shirts, t-shirts, long-sleeves shirts and short-sleeves shirts collections. Go ahead to check out their website, its good idea to have plain color shirts too. I have seen some friends prefer to shop same color apparels for their family members or company trip. 

Checking on Boxy website, I get to know that their products are made with high quality microfiber and cotton materials. Trusted by more than 10,000 customers in Malaysia. They have 100% ready stock shirts. It's important when comes to shipping, I always check if their delivery will be slow or fast, good to know they provide Fast shipping.

Now you know where to shop for plain color apparels online. Don't worry if you feel don't know how to shop online, they have provide the guideline on how to purchase at the website. 

Monday, December 23, 2019

UHU DRIVES THE MARKET WITH INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS FOR CREATIVITY AND EVERYDAY SOLVING ESSENTIALS

Faber-Castell Malaysia has recently introduced UHU’s latest innovative products, with each targeting at a specific usage and target market. With its latest expansion into the extreme repair adhesive product category, UHU now commands a significant market share in the Malaysian retail adhesive market.


“UHU strives in producing innovative products through continuous research and development since the 1930s. Since then, the brand has remained as the glue innovator and expert in the retail adhesive market because of the quality as well as innovative products it produces,” said Mr Andrew Woon, Managing Director of Faber-Castell Malaysia.


Among new UHU products to look out for at stores starting November 2019 would include the UHU Stic Magic Blue and the Limited-Edition PETS 2. Meanwhile, the UHU Max Repair for extreme repairs, Super Glue Ultra-Fast Control and the Super Glue Mini for a one-time use will be available in stores from March 2020.


A more detailed description for each product is as seen below:

UHU Stic Magic Blue (8.2g – RM4.70, 21g – RM8.90)
With a magical disappearing colour formula developed by UHU, a blue tinge is seen upon application but the colour disappears in a few seconds. This formula makes glue application more precise with the blue tinge as a visual guide. This product is suitable especially for children who will be amazed with the disappearing colour formula. The Magic Blue is ideal for gluing paper, cardboard, photos, Styrofoam, labels, textiles and more. A solvent free glue formula with 98% natural ingredients, this product is easily washed off with cold water and it is safe for children too.





UHU Stic The Secret Life of PETS 2 - Limited Edition (8.2g – RM4.40, 21g – RM8.70)
A must-have in offices, classrooms and at home – the popular UHU Stic is now available in a series of eight ‘The Secret Life of PETS 2’ limited edition designs which makes them ideal as collectibles. Gidget, Max, Cute Snowball, Chloe, Duke, Mel, Pickles and Sweet Pea are among characters featured in this limited-edition design of the UHU Stic.


UHU Max Repair Extreme (8g, RM18.90)
The UHU Max Repair Extreme is an extremely strong adhesive which makes it ideal for major repairs around the house, shoes or any broken items. It is an all-rounder that can handle any kind of gluing job and the result is resistance to shock, temperature, UV and it is also dishwasher safe.


UHU Super Glue Ultra-Fast Control (3g, RM7.90)
The new UHU Super Glue Ultra-Fast Control features its unique Direct-Stop Technology and improved adhesive formula. So, no more dirty fingers, no more spilling and no more uncontrolled adhesive flows. The special inlay in the tube exerts counter-pressure which causes the tube to veer back into its original shape when it meets light pressure, creating a suck-back effect. With improved adhesive formula, the Super Glue Ultra-Fast Control becomes the new adhesive shelf standard, bringing all the following advantages together in a single product.


The original UHU Super Glue now also has a 1g (1g pack of 3, RM10.90) mini variant for one-time use repairs on the go, anywhere, anytime!


UHU products are sold at major stationery stores, hardware stores and convenient stores nationwide as well as e-commerce platforms such as shopee.com.my and lazada.com.my.


#fabercastellmy #UHUMalaysia @fabercastellmy


About UHU/Bolton Adhesives
UHU is a brand of Bolton Adhesives. Bolton Adhesives represents the glue division of the Bolton Group and stands for four leading brands: Air Max, Bison, UHU and Griffon. Bolton Adhesives products offer the best solutions for bonding or sealing paper and cardboard, leather, fabric and wood, as well as for joining metal and plastic. At home, in the office, at school, for DIY projects as well as professional jobs. The Company's distribution channels consist of supermarkets, office supply stores, do-it-yourself stores and the professional market. Bolton Adhesives employs approximately 700 employees.


UHU is solely distributed by A.W Faber-Castell (M) Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.

About Faber-Castell Malaysia
Faber-Castell Malaysia was established in 1978 with only 8 staff. It started its production of natural rubber and PVC erasers back in 1980 and since then, it had been developed into one of the largest eraser manufacturers in the world with an export of 90% of 150 million pieces of eraser including writing instruments such as the latest Fast Dry GEL PEN Innovation.

Keeping up with the company’s philosophy of being innovative and competent, Faber-Castell Malaysia achieved many recognized certifications such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and SIRIM and many more. In addition, Faber-Castell Malaysia had also been selected as the SUPER BRAND in 2002 for stationery industry in the country besides being the Official Supplier for stationery products to the 16th Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. Owing to its excellent innovation in product development, Faber-Castell Malaysia won the ISPA award in 2007, and the iF Design and Promotional Gifts Award 2008 for the Sleeve eraser. In addition, it also won the PBS award in 2008 for its Kosmo eraser.

To cope with its rapid development, Faber-Castell Malaysia moved into its latest factory in Sept 2002. Officiated on Now 13, 2002, one of the factory’s special features is the Pencil Tower housing the world’s Tallest Pencil. Awarded by the Malaysia Book of Records and the world’s longest pencil by Guinness World Records, the Faber-Castell Pencil Tower measures 19.75 meters in height and 0.8 meters in diameter, making it a landmark in Malaysia.

In March 2018, Faber-Castell Malaysia launched a 90,000 sqft distribution centre located at Subang Jaya. This new distribution centre features a digitalised operations process with improvement in delivery accuracy and system efficiency, warehouse management system and six loading bays.
Faber-Castell is also the first company in the stationery business to agree to a social charter that serves as a guiding principal for our staff welfare. In Malaysia a collective agreement was signed between its staff union and Faber-Castell Malaysia on October 11, 2004. For more information about Faber-Castell, visit their website at http://www.faber-castell.com.my/

Friday, November 29, 2019

2020 year can still wear white shoes

Good day to dear readers and visitors of my blog. Everyone has got busy lifestyle and there's time that we need to pay attention to our children. Especially a mother, you probably know how tough it is juggling your different responsiblities at work and at home.

Coming towards end of the year soon and we as parents we know that we got to shop new shoes for our children. Sharing is caring, I always want to choose the best for my sons. Therefore important for me choose the school shoes that are light weight and COMFORT to wear. Our children are growing, not just their body, their mind but also their little feet too. Important that we find suitable shoes for them to wear, as you know next year is 2020. Children can still wear White Shoes for year 2020 and it's still my first choice to choose white shoes because I find it more hygiene compare to Black shoes. Next year is the final year of wearing white shoes and my sons too agree to wear for the last year.

My children Sean is gonna be 14 years old, that's FORM 2 next year while his little brother gonna be Standard 3 next year. Sharing is caring, Sean's little brother is wearing shoes model 307-0164 W, which is Extra Light Weight!



Wow2wee website has variety of school shoes, white colors win my heart as white shoes hygiene, reduce the risk of mosquitoes bites, and gives the heat dispersion. When my son's shoes get wet, they are easily dry up too!


As for Sean who is Form 2 next year, he knows that everyone in school most of them are wearing shoes with laces. You can see the photo of shoes below, these are shoes model 307-196W.
The Velcro type available and also the Pallas Jass Star Low Cut Shoe Lace, the shoes rubber insole for better rebound (insole not easy to collapse), it is more comfy and it has New fitting (broader fitting). Don't worry if you are thinking that your son might not fit in, they have sizes up to #13. Sean's wearing the size of #11. I must say I understand that it's not easy to find big size shoes, especially for children who are growing up. Whenever I found the suitable shoes for my children, I would stock up a few pairs. Rain or shine we know that children need to wear their school shoes to school.
Don't worry if you thinking about their sizes and whether the shoes fit or not.
If you like to know the measurement check out https://www.wow2wee.com/w2w-measurement-guide


With Internet access today, its easier for everyone to shop online. Even sending gifts for loved ones, if you are planning to shop for school shoes, you can buy at www.pallas.com.my or www.wow2wee.com.You can also buy Pallas shoes at AEON Supermarket.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Wondrous Winterland at IPC Shopping Centre

The joy of Christmas is in the air at IPC Shopping Centre. The community- friendly shopping centre’s ‘A Wondrous Winterland’ features a snowy wonderland filled with a unique flair of celebration, shopping delights, festive activities and exclusive deals from now until 1st January 2020. This year, the celebration is much more significant as it also marks IPC’s 16th anniversary.

 Nice to visit the mall, I like the insta worthy spot. We have got some nice photo sharing with you here.


The Wondrous Winterland at IPC Shopping Centre
In collaboration with Toblerone, the legendary triangular chocolate – IPC Shopping Centre will be taking shoppers and visitors to an enchanted festive journey filled sweetness and joy at the main concourse area. Shoppers will be able to walk into a giant lighted crystal globe that has a 15-feet Christmas tree inside, while kids get to tour around the concourse area filled with 3D Tomtes in a magical train ride - yeah check out my son he is happily seated waiting for the ride. With smart phone devices today everyone has got their social media networking, you will be spoilt for choice for Insta-worthy photo moments. I love sharing my photos in instagram as some friends are communicating with me through there.


Visitors can also enjoy the different types of activities and workshops during the weekends throughout this festive period. The activities are crafted to suit the different interests and needs of each family member. There will be Christmas ornament and decoration workshops, special Tomte and Swedish maiden meet and greets, Festive dance performances, as well as fun arts and crafts workshops for kids.




Visitors can also enjoy the different types of activities and workshops during the weekends throughout this festive period. The activities are crafted to suit the different interests and needs of each family member. There will be Christmas ornament and decoration workshops, special Tomte and Swedish maiden meet and greets, Festive dance performances, as well as fun arts and crafts workshops for kids.


The IPC Tack Club
From the humble beginnings when Mutiara Damansara was still an up-and-coming hot spot, the neighbourhood shopping centre has diversified into more than just a shopping destination for the community. It has evolved into an inspirational space for all walks of life to meet, shop, dine, learn and create happy memories together.


This year, in conjunction with its 16th anniversary, IPC Shopping Centre will be extending its relationship with its partners and shoppers through its new loyalty programme called the IPC Tack Club, for shoppers to enjoy so much more rewards and perks from the shopping centre.

Karyn Lim, General Manager of IPC Shopping Centre and Christian Olofsson, Shopping Centre and Mixed-Use Director at IKEA Southeast Asia celebrates 'A Wondrous Winterland' and IPC's 16th Anniversary

Karyn Lim, General Manager of IPC (Third from right) presenting a token of appreciation to Rahul Mathur, Marketing Manager of Mondelez Malaysia (Third from left)


“When we adopted the concept ‘So Much More’, we committed ourselves to create market-relevant shopping experiences that fit our consumers' lifestyles. We do this by consistently identifying opportunities to improve the customer journey through new trends that reflect a well-curated mix of retail and dining concepts, as well as a personalised shopping experience. We understand how consumers have become accustomed to digital self-service through their experiences with mobile apps and online retailing. For a loyalty program, offering the ability to accrue, track and redeem rewards or perks in real-time is no longer a distinction — it's an expectation” said Karyn Lim, General Manager of IPC Shopping Centre.


‘Tack’ which means ‘Thank You’ in Swedish will offer customers with perks and rewards for each purchase at the shopping centre. The program will further extend IPC’s successful digital capabilities, following the success of the award-winning Mood Menu feature - to play an active role in shaping shopper’s experience before and after their visits.


She further explained, “From picking up groceries to shopping for clothes, or to a meal at one of the dining outlets here, The IPC Tack Club will allow customers to make the most from their relationship with IPC Shopping Centre. The programme is fuelled with our commitment towards customer experience and will enable us to further sharpen our ability to provide a seamless offering to each one of our customers.


The data-driven loyalty program will officially be available on IPC Shopping Centre’s mobile app on 2 December 2019. The fully digitised programme will require a one-time registration in the mobile app to recognise every membership. Shoppers will only need to scan their digital membership code on the mobile app in future to enjoy gifts with purchase at lower spend.


The new feature will also integrate IPC Små Club for kids, where existing members can renew their membership for free on the app itself.


With so much more than just festive décor, shoppers will also be rewarded with perks during the festive season from now until 1st January 2020: -

· Upon registration, as a welcome gift, IPC Tack Club members will enjoy free one ice-cream from IKEA

· New and existing IPC Små Club will receive a freebie upon signing up and renewing their membership respectively.

· IPC Tack Club members can redeem one (1) set of 2020 IPC table calendar and Toblerone Milk 100g | With a minimum spend of RM50 in a single receipt

· IPC Tack Club members can redeem one (1) set of Cooler Bag, 2020 table calendar and Toblerone Milk 100g | With a minimum spend of RM400 in a maximum combination of 2 receipts


16th Anniversary Surprise Giveaway
IPC Shopping Centre will also treat 16 lucky shoppers to a ‘mission’ that would score them a chance to win RM16,000 worth of prizes from participating tenants such as All IT Hypermarket, Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G), Happi Kiddo, Harvey Norman, IKEA, Popular Bookstore and Spotlight on 15 December 2019, at 3:00pm.


For more information about IPC Shopping Centre’s ‘Wondrous Winterland’, its list of festive activities, or the IPC Små Club, visit www.ipc.com.my.

About IPC Shopping Centre:
Malaysia’s first shopping centre anchored by IKEA, and the first of many shopping centres in IKEA Southeast Asia’s portfolio in the region. A sub regional Shopping Centre strategically located in the heart of a mixed development of offices, hotel, commercial centres & residential, it serves as the neighbourhood shopping destination for the community, complementing the shopping hub in the district known as Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre.

They opened their doors in December 2003 and today they welcome an average visitation of 15 million visitors per year to their Centre.

Friday, November 22, 2019

FABER-CASTELL’S BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN TO NURTURE CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION OF CHILDREN

Faber-Castell Malaysia launched its ‘Back to School’ campaign this year with the focus on nurturing the creativity and imagination of children. The company believes that this will in turn, stimulate the brain development of young children.

Launch of the Faber-Castell Back To School Castle Heroes Display
(L-R) (Ms Wendy Hew, Manager of Trinity Community Children's Home), (Encik Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur), ( Mr Andrew Woon, Managing Director of A.W. Faber-Castell (M) Sdn Bhd), (Ms Ivy Leong, Marketing Manager of  A.W. Faber-Castell (M) Sdn Bhd) along with children from Trinity Community Children's Home and the Faber-Castell Castle Heroes
According to Mr Andrew Woon, Managing Director of A.W Faber-Castell Malaysia Sdn Bhd, choosing the right stationery products is an important contributing factor to the brain development of young children. “A good stationery set will enhance their learning experience and also improve their fine motor skills. Tri-Grip pencils and Grasp Crayon for example, were invented with practicality and grip comfort in mind so that children would love using them and this will also pique their learning interest,” said Woon.

Bearing the quality and the R&D tenacity of a German brand, Faber-Castell products are designed and developed after years of research, resulting in ergonomic designs. With its products, Faber-Castell aims to offer creative experiences that will delight and inspire customers.


This year’s Back to School campaign themed Castle Heroes, features a male character named Bernard and a female character named Cassandra. Both these Castle Heroes characters will inspire children to use their imagination in conquering obstacles and challenges.

so fun, after color just scan the QR code on the box of Colour to Life, the bar code locate right corner box.

Four inspirational Castle Heroes sets are introduced in conjunction with the Back to School launch. They include an essential school set containing complete stationery items that one would need, a drawing set coupled with a set of creative drawing cards, a mechanical pencil set and a 3-piece eraser set.



Apart from the Castle Heroes sets, Faber-Castell Malaysia is also introducing several Back to School sets, promotional sets and gift sets which are ideal as gift for the holidays. Among them are also new innovative products such as the ‘Colour to Life’ Augmented Reality Colouring Book with Connector Pens; My Colour Companion First Grasp Crayons coupled with a colouring book – designed especially for toddlers aged three to four years old; and also an attractive Colour Design Tri-Writing triangular pencils which is perfect for writing and drawing.


‘Colour to Life’ is Faber-Castell Malaysia’s latest digital application to bring colouring and drawing to the next level. The set comes with a colouring book, a set of coloured connector pens and an app that makes the characters in the book come to life with colours. This Augmented Reality colouring book is the first of its kind by a stationery company.

Handover Ceremony To Trinity Community Children's Home 
Center (L-R)(Mr Andrew Woon, Managing Director of A.W. Faber-Castell (M) Sdn Bhd), (Ms Wendy Hew, Manager of Trinity Community Children's Home)

The Back to School launch event also saw the participation of 24 children, aged 4 to 16 from the Trinity Community Children’s Home. The home is also sponsored with a year’s supply of stationery items by Faber-Castell Malaysia as part of their corporate social responsibility programme.


The public can also look forward to several activities, which will inculcate creativity in conjunction with this year’s Back to School campaign such as the ‘Spot, Snap and Win’ contest as well as on-ground colouring activities and creative Tack-It workshops at selected mall locations nationwide.

Faber-Castell Malaysia is also collaborating with KidZania to offer special discounts for KidZania entry tickets with the purchase of the Faber-Castell Slim-Flexi or Watercolour pencils. A single receipt purchase, entitles customers to purchase up to four tickets with 35 per cent discount from 1 November to 31 December 2019 and a 40 per cent discount from 1 January to 31 March 2020. In addition to that, a colouring contest organised by Faber-Castell will also be held from the 1 to 30 November 2019 with the colouring sheet available for redemption at KidZania or simply download from Faber-Castell Malaysia’s Facebook page.


To learn more about Faber-Castell Malaysia’s Back to School Campaign, the public can log on to Faber-Castell Malaysia Official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fabercastell.malaysia/


About Faber-Castell Malaysia
Faber-Castell Malaysia was established in 1978 with only 8 staff. It started its production of natural rubber and PVC erasers back in 1980 and since then, it had been developed into one of the largest eraser manufacturers in the world with an export of 90% of 150 million pieces of eraser including writing instruments such as the latest Fast Dry GEL PEN Innovation.

Keeping up with the company’s philosophy of being innovative and competent, Faber-Castell Malaysia achieved many recognized certifications such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and SIRIM and many more. In addition, Faber-Castell Malaysia had also been selected as the SUPER BRAND in 2002 for stationery industry in the country besides being the Official Supplier for stationery products to the 16th Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. Owing to its excellent innovation in product development, Faber-Castell Malaysia won the ISPA award in 2007, and the iF Design and Promotional Gifts Award 2008 for the Sleeve eraser. In addition, it also won the PBS award in 2008 for its Kosmo eraser.

To cope with its rapid development, Faber-Castell Malaysia moved into its latest factory in Sept 2002. Officiated on Now 13, 2002, one of the factory’s special features is the Pencil Tower housing the world’s Tallest Pencil. Awarded by the Malaysia Book of Records and the world’s longest pencil by Guinness World Records, the Faber-Castell Pencil Tower measures 19.75 meters in height and 0.8 meters in diameter, making it a landmark in Malaysia.

In March 2018, Faber-Castell Malaysia launched a 90,000 sqft distribution centre located at Subang Jaya. This new distribution centre features a digitalised operations process with improvement in delivery accuracy and system efficiency, warehouse management system and six loading bays.
Faber-Castell is also the first company in the stationery business to agree to a social charter that serves as a guiding principal for our staff welfare. In Malaysia a collective agreement was signed between its staff union and Faber-Castell Malaysia on October 11, 2004. For more information about Faber-Castell, visit their website at http://www.faber-castell.com.my/

Thursday, November 21, 2019

KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Be A Star Variable Programme returns for a glitzier second season!

It's Friday, good day to readers and visitors of this blog. School holidays is about to start, have you got plan for your children? It's been raining couple of days, sure parents want their children to stay safe and indoor so we don't worry about the rain or shine! KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Be A Star variable school-holiday programme is back for a second season by popular demand, following stellar reception from the programme’s debut last year.

Mr Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (5th from right) alongside representatives of KidZania Kuala Lumpur Be A Star Season 2 collaborating partners, namely TeaLive, BFM 89.9, Aqademi, FINAS, Fraser & Neave (F&N), Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) Suu Balm and Canon after presenting KidZania Kuala Lumpur very own Walk of Fame Star.
Recently launched, the second season of the Be A Star programme promises to be bigger, better and more glamorous, with the aim of exposing young kids to the dynamic world of performing arts and entertainment through fun and engaging learning experiences.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur being a platform to inspire kids to pursue their life’s dreams by providing them an avenue to explore what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city as demonstrated by KidZania Kuala Lumpur CongreZZ kid Aleesya Nayla and Daphne Iking.
Indeed, KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Be A Star programme is the ideal platform for young ones to shine and express their creative talents through specially curated activities and workshops, including the highly lauded STARZ Talent Contest, which will make a comeback with more alluring prizes such as a Canon iNSPiC C, Canon TS8270 Inkjet PIXMA, one year’s worth of TeaLive supply (52 cups) and also breakthrough prizes from TeaLive, a visit to BFM radio station, cash prizes from Fraser and Neave (F&N), hampers from SUU Balm and more.

Present at the launch were representatives from collaborating partners comprising Canon, TeaLive, Suu Balm, Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), F&N, BFM 89.9, the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) and Aqademi.

Speaking at the launch, Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur said, “As we are all aware, some of the best and biggest dreamers out there are kids. So this school holiday, we want to give kids the “star treatment” they truly deserve by exposing them to performing arts and entertainment industry based activities like acting, modelling, singing, dancing, grooming and hosting while also exposing them to today’s current technology to truly give them a hands-on, in-depth experience of what it would be like to ‘Be A Star’.”

“The return of the STARZ Talent Contest this year also brings an exciting element to the mix. There are many kids who possess various talents but don’t get the opportunity to showcase them within the four walls of the classroom setting. Not only does this talent contest allow participants the opportunity to discover what they are good at, it also encourages healthy competition as well as equip them with important life skills as they learn the value of critical feedback, both positive and constructive. Moreover, what we offer is a safe, educational, family-oriented way to gain knowledge about the talent industry,” he added.

Submission of entries for the STARZ Talent Contest will open from 16 to 30 November 2019. The four contest categories include Star Model, Star Singer, Star Presenter and Star Dancer. Aspiring young stars are encouraged to submit an audition video showcasing their talents in singing, dancing, acting or modelling. After which, three finalists from each category will be shortlisted to battle it out at the Final Stage on 28 December 2019.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Be A Star programme runs from 23 November to 3 January 2020 to coincide with the year-end school holidays. Staying true to KidZania’s philosophy of empowering children to “Learn Life Today”, the programme encourages the development of core life skills that will prepare kids for the future such as overcoming shyness, building confidence, and developing positive self-esteem, learning proper etiquette and good manners, and strengthening the ability to interact with others.

Apart from the talent contest, six main activities and six weekend workshops will be featured amidst a special activity exclusively for loyalty programme members and other establishment activities to take place within KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

The main activity highlights include:
· Walk Like a Star by Canon (16 November – 28 December 2019)
Get ready to strut your stuff as you learn all about the owning the runway 


· Sing Like A Star (2 December – 6 December 2019)
Pick up some tips and tricks on pitching, voice control, vocal range and verbal cues to bring out the inner singing diva in you 


· Act Like A Star by Suu Balm (9 December – 13 December 2019) 
Embody the inner ways of a Zuperstar in this special etiquette workshop 


· Dance Like A Star (16 December – 20 December 2019)
So you think you can dance? Groove to the beat as you learn several types of dance choreographies including traditional and modern dance 


· Look Like A Star (23 December – 27 December 2019)
Give yourself the star treatment as you learn basic hairdo and makeup artistry skills 


· Talk Like a Star by Canon (30 December – 3 January 2020) 
Have what it takes to be a kool TV host and personality? Learn the ropes of commanding the stage and owning the camera in the hosting workshop 

Other weekend activity highlights include learning how to make your very own star ornament as a fitting welcome to the coming festive season, bedazzling in celebrity-like glitter nail polish, concocting coolers fit for a star, accessorising in your very own star-shaped bracelets, as well as making your own stardust soap and lip balm using natural ingredients courtesy of MPOC.

The Be A Star programme will also feature exciting meet and greet sessions happening every weekend of December courtesy of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS). Now you know the schedules of this programme, you can get start planning with your children. Visitors will have the golden opportunity of meeting renowned stars and industry heavyweights, listen to success stories, engage and be inspired by their journey to achieving stardom. Visitors also stand a chance at walking away with prizes from TeaLive by participating in a Boomerang Video Contest at their Glam Booth.

As part of the programme, KidZania Kuala Lumpur will also be conducting a B. KidZanian special where kids will stand a chance of winning exciting prizes after completing three of the Be A Star themed activities. Visitors will also get to create their very own microphone bookmark in the special establishment activity available throughout the programme.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur will be offering up to 35% off on tickets so that more people will be able to participate and enjoy the Be A Star programme. More information about the programme and further details about activities can be found at https://bit.ly/2KlBbNb.

About KidZania Kuala Lumpur
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning indoor family centre that promotes learning by offering interactive role-play experiences for kids. The first of its kind in providing edutainment fun, KidZania empowers and inspires kids to pursue their life’s dreams by providing them an avenue to explore what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city. KidZania’s kid-sized city experience is targeted at kids aged between 4 to 14 years which allows them to choose from over 100 job related role-plays spread across 60 various city establishments. As in the real world, children perform "jobs" and are either paid for their work or pay to shop or to be entertained. KidZania is built as a replica of a real functioning child-sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognizable destinations in the form of "establishments" sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Staycation at Best Western i-City Shah Alam


How we spend out last weekend? We have a 3 days 2 nights stay in a hotel. We spend the nights at Best Western i-City Shah Alam. How about you, how you spend your weekend? We only checked in the Friday evenin,g no kidding. I am sure you like to know about this My Stay is My Way at Best Western i-City Shah Alam, instead of checking in the normal time of 2pm because busy parenting and son has got tuition on the day. We couldn't make it in time. Glad to see that this hotel offers the flexible check-in time and also check out time. You just need to top up an additional of RM60 nett from your room rate to enjoy. We know check out time is often 12noon, early morning that's the time we always hurry to pack before the clock strike 12noon, now you can personalized your stay at your convenient! 

 So sweet, I found this welcome note of #bwicity, that's not all its also on the TV screen, click on the link to listen as my son read from looking at the TV screen.

Checking in on Friday and we get to choose the Betta Fish for the stay before check out. Yeah it's cute Betta Fish for RM5 each night for each fish during the stay. Just nice as my sons never had a pet fish and these are fighting fishes which we got them in separate. Jasper and Grace are their names! Each Betta Fish are unique as it carries its own name.

About Grace, it will always greet you with this beautiful tail elegantly. An ancient warrior, he has no fear.

About the Jasper, it loves dreaming, quite funny sometimes. He loves fighting. Don't mess with him.
 You are looking at the spacious Deluxe Room, yeah we have got ourselves two rooms. There's connection door in the room. Just nice as the boys can have their own bed. Parents too get to have some privacy. If you like to have a connecting room you got to request for it.
Its important having a connecting room for family as children are still young. I like this hotel as we got to keep our eyes on our children though we are in different room. We can have our inside connecting door opens so that we can go in and out the room easily without stepping out of the hotel's room.

As we checked-in the hotel in the evening surely we feel hungry and thinking what to eat. There's All You Can Eat Seafood BBQ on Friday evening starting at 7pm to 10pm. Dining at alfresco dining area at The View Café on Level 5. This Seafood BBQ eat-all-you-can promo includes a free bottle of beer or mocktail.


Seafood BBQ eat-all-you-can every Friday 7pm to 10pm


You can choose to dine indoor or outdoor of The View Cafe at Level 5. Yeah because it was rainy Friday, we dine indoor that night.

After yummy meal in the night, we headed back to room for rest. We have a good rest in the night as in morning after breakfast buffet we have got plan to play in WaterWorld i-City. Free unlimited WaterWorld access for all Best Western i-City hotel guests! How cool is that, which means that we can access the WaterWorld i-City for many times a day.



Sean has got his eyes on cereals, yeah that's what he had on Saturday's morning and Sunday's morning. He also had the pancakes, and many other food.

Don't forget to bring along your IC and your room key card pouch. You need to show to the counter and there's a form to sign.


After a fun morning in the WaterWorld i-City, my children have a good time playing. There's paddle boat at which he likes paddle. After playtime, we are feeling hungry. What to eat for lunch? Check out New Go Beyond Signature, variety choices namely Cincalok beef, Salmon noodles, Sambal Rollade, Malaysian Spagetti Classic, Satay burger, Tuna miso, Coffee Lamb and Stuffed Tempoya Eggplant.



What about beverage?The beverage Suck It-up menu... We ordered this Masam Manis Fizz calamansi juice with asam moi soda water sugar syrup. , Lime Ginger Nojito inside has sliced ginger, lime, mint leaves and sugar syrup, Sushy Mania fresh watermelon cubes, lime juice with sugar syrup. One more Is Go Green with cucumber, carrot, green apple and celery. Dining in alfresco dining area at The View Café on Level 5 at Best Western i-City.

 
That's our lunch and we head back the room to rest and watch TV, we bring along the board games. Kids loving it playing the snake and ladder board game. It was rainy in the evening and we have got a good time as I have play along too. It takes a long time to complete the game as the snake kept swallowing us.


In the evening there's rain and we didn't want to get out of the room. Good thing there's Room Service, yeah have anyone tried out the QR code for ordering food? This is their new ordering system! Just scan the QR code it is located at the wall of dressing table in the hotel room.

Having our dinner in the room, enjoying the animation movie at the same time.


I really like the Chicken Club Sandwich its delicious at every bite. Yummy meal for the night before sleep as we have our dinner in room. We continue having some fun time with the snake and ladder board game. It's been raining on the Saturday evening we didn't want to get out of the room.

Scan QR code located near the dressing table, select your food / drinks and click ‘order’. Your meal will be sent straight to your room! Above is the successful order details looks like.

Day 3
In the morning we woke up early to go for breakfast buffet spread at The View Cafe, at Level 5. Yeah when comes to food, there's only one place to go. That's Level 5 in the hotel, I always remembered that. After that, we went for morning walk around the hotel area. It's nice as it brings back lot memories to my son Sean and me when we had a night event together a few years back. Yeah they are changes and Sean no longer a kid now, he's a teenager now.

We also had Sunday Hi-Tea, then headed back to room and then check out at 4pm.

Sunday Hi-Tea from 12.30pm-4pm



family time, dining together at The View Cafe, Level 5

Indeed an amazing stay we have at this hotel. Surely we plan to go again for family staycation. For your information the Itsy Bitsy & City of Lights is nearby the hotel.After checked out of the hotel, we head to nearby mall in Shah Alam.

School holidays coming soon, if you are planning for family time you can consider this hotel. Free unlimited WaterWorld access for all Best Western i-City hotel guests. Call 03-5521 9000 or email enquiry@bestwestern-icity.my to make your room reservation today. 
For more information check out the website https://www.bestwestern-icity.my
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