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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bwicity/ 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

‘VACCINATE FOR LIFE’ & HELP PROTECT AGAINST PNEUMONIA AND PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE


GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Sdn. Bhd. (GSK Malaysia) on 12 November 2019 launched 

its Vaccinate for Life campaign in Malaysia to raise awareness and educate the public on

the importance of vaccinations and vaccine preventable diseases. Backed by a long 

standing legacy in Malaysia for the past 60 years, GSK a science-led global company with a 

purpose, through this campaign, aims to highlight the importance of vaccination throughout 

life.


(L to R) Dr. Ashwini Saha (Vaccine Medical Director, GSK Malaysia), Dr. Yong Junina Fadzil (Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Cardiologist), Dato’ Dr. Musa Mohd Nordin (Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist), Mr. David Lin (Communications & Government Affairs Director, GSK Malaysia) discuss the importance of vaccination for life.

Launched in conjunction with World Pneumonia Day underlining pneumonia as one the most common vaccine preventable diseases, the campaign demonstrates how vaccines in action can help protect the lives of children aged five and below. 

I am mom of two children, both having different time of schooling and tuition. I am glad I took time off to attend and witness this meaningful event.
 
The Media Launch of the ‘Vaccinate for Life’ campaign.

(L to R) Dr. Ashwini Saha, Dato’ Dr. Musa Mohd Nordin, Dr. Yong Junina Fadzil, Dr. Lien Pham (General Manager, GSK Malaysia) Mr. David Lin.

Pneumonia is today one of the leading causes of deaths in children, accounting for 18% of all deaths of children under five worldwide. Children under five years old are particularly susceptible to the disease especially those with compromised immune systems which may be weakened by malnutrition or undernourishment, especially in infants who are not exclusively breast-fed in spite of it being preventable and treatable in many cases3.

In Malaysia, pneumonia is listed as one of the top five causes of death according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.,6 Pneumonia was the principal cause of death for the population aged 0 to 14 years in 2018 at 4.8 per cent.

Pneumonia, a lung infection, can be caused by different bacteria, viruses and even fungi. Pneumococcal disease, in either invasive or non-invasive forms, is an infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria (pneumococcus).1, Pneumococcus can cause various types of infections, some of which can be life-threatening.1 One of the most common causes of severe pneumonia is pneumococcus bacteria.2 Besides pneumonia, pneumococcus bacteria can also cause ear and sinus infections (non-invasive).1

‘Invasive’ pneumococcal bacteria can invade the bloodstream causing bloodstream infection (bacteremia) and meningitis (infection of the tissues and fluids covering the brain and spinal cord).1,2

Pneumonia is today one of the leading causes of deaths in children, accounting for 18% of all deaths of children under five worldwide. Children under five years old are particularly susceptible to the disease especially those with compromised immune systems which may be weakened by malnutrition or undernourishment, especially in infants who are not exclusively breast-fed in spite of it being preventable and treatable in many cases3.

In Malaysia, pneumonia is listed as one of the top five causes of death according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.,6 Pneumonia was the principal cause of death for the population aged 0 to 14 years in 2018 at 4.8 per cent.

The incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) according to a 4-year study (2014 – 2017) was estimated at 3.8 per 100 000 cases each year in Malaysia in children aged five years and below.

While pneumococcal disease is a very serious illness, invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) is deadly as it is an invasive bacteria infection in children. Children under two years of age fall into the highest general risk group for IPD.

There are vaccines to prevent pneumococcal disease in children and adults.2 The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) in many countries worldwide has helped to reduce infant deaths from pneumonia. Globally, while an estimated 71.3 million infants have received PCV, at the end of 2018, there were 55 million infants who still had no access to PCV.

“Next to clean drinking water, vaccination is the most powerful public health policy in preventing infectious diseases. We at GSK, believe that every child deserves access to vaccination. Through vaccination it has been demonstrated that diseases such as small pox can be eradicated. With improving healthcare policies and access we will continue to see the elimination of mortality and morbidity due to infectious diseases,” said Dr. Ashwini Saha, Vaccine Medical Director, GSK Malaysia.
Dr. Ashwini Saha (Vaccine Medical Director, GSK Malaysia) presenting at the media launch of the ‘Vaccinate for Life’ campaign.

GSK’s Vaccinate for Life campaign, launched in conjunction with World Pneumonia Day on 12 November, was attended by Dato’ Dr. Musa Mohd Nordin, Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist, Dr. Yong Junina Fadzil, Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Cardiologist, Dr. Lien Pham, General Manager, GSK Malaysia and Mr. David Lin, Communications & Government Affairs Director, GSK Malaysia.

With a 60 year footprint in healthcare in Malaysia, GSK remains committed to their patient focus values reiterated by Vaccinate for Life with a two-fold objective :
  • To provide information on vaccine preventable diseases to the public to support them to make informed decisions on their healthcare.
  • To highlight the importance of vaccinating throughout one’s life.

We truly support the Ministry of Health’s call for children to be vaccinated against pneumococcal disease. We certainly welcome the much-awaited news on the inclusion of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) into the National Immunisation Programme (NIP),” said Mr. David Lin.
Mr. David Lin explains the Vaccinate for Life Campaign and its objective.

“GSK’s Vaccinate for Life campaign extends beyond just a call for vaccination against pneumonia and IPD. Vaccination doesn’t stop at childhood as it helps give children a healthy start in life. It is not something you outgrow as vaccination is needed throughout one’s life to protect against preventable diseases and to prevent diseases from spreading in the community, ” explained Mr. David Lin.

As one of the leading manufacturers of vaccines, GSK has 41 vaccines globally to help protect people at every stage of life, from childhood right through to adolescence, pregnancy and beyond for example vaccines that protect against pneumococcal and HPV. In Malaysia, GSK’s wide range of vaccines encompasses 12 vaccines indicated for children, eight for adolescents and another eight for adults and the healthy ageing population.
Dato’ Dr. Musa Mohd Nordin speaking during the panel discussion

Emphasising the importance of vaccination, Dato’ Dr. Musa shared, “As we age, our immune system does too. This makes us vulnerable to life-threatening diseases. By strengthening our immune system with vaccination through scheduled administration of vaccines, we can certainly protect ourselves and those closest to us and eventually help save lives. The vaccinations we receive as children can certainly protect us from life-threatening or debilitating diseases and lays the foundation for a stronger immunity later in life.”
Dr. Yong Junina Fadzil speaking during the panel discussion.

Dr. Yong Junina Fadzil added, “There is a huge misconception about vaccinations and its implications on a child’s health. On-going education, collaborations with healthcare professionals as well as affirmative action by policymakers can change people’s mindsets. The Government’s move to include the pneumococcal vaccine into the NIP is indeed laudable and it exemplifies the importance of getting children vaccinated against this infectious disease. Just like regular exercise and a healthy diet, diligently keeping to a scheduled vaccination programme is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Ensuring the health of our children will ensure the health of our nation.”

Lets spread the awareness of this campaign. Sharing is caring, as not everyone aware of this though its already on the news.


Consult your healthcare professional on vaccination against pneumonia and pneumococal disease today.

About GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Sdn. Bhd.

GSK – a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer through vaccines, medicines and consumer healthcare products that is founded in research and development. Backed by its 300-year legacy of helping transform the health, lives and future of millions of people around the world, today, GSK operates in more than 150 countries including major research and development centres in the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Belgium and China. Their presence in Malaysia spans over 60 years. For further information, visit my.gsk.com

Sunday, November 10, 2019

SuperDayCamp Provides Children With an Early Head-start Through The Power of Play


Everyone has got busy lifestyle, what better way to spend our weekend? With daily busy lifestyle we know that not just parents kids too need a break. We visited the SuperPark Malaysia, the friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park originating from Finland, yesterday introduced SuperDayCamp, a unique school holiday programme packed with exciting guided sporting activities. This camp promises one to three days of fun and happiness in a safe indoor environment to foster fitness, social-cognitive abilities and teamwork during the year end school holidays in November and December.


Designed and approved by the Finland Education Board, largely regarded as one of the best education systems in the world, SuperDayCamp provides a gadget-free alternative for all children between the ages of four to ten years old. With a small 1:7 coach-to-child ratio, campers will be guided through a series of engaging play activities within the park to develop physical, mental and emotional wellbeing while making new friends in a supervised and fun environment. SuperPark coaches aim to inspire participants with the power of sports while giving them a boost in confidence, motivation and leadership to grow and be successful in school and in life.



“Extending our core concept of the ‘power of play’, SuperDayCamp strengthens relationship, builds trust and supports self-confidence, giving children an early head-start in developing a strong foundation of important life skills. Certified by the Finnish Education Board, this day camp offers a multi-layered learning experience where participants can break a sweat while having fun in a social setting. It is conducted in an environment free from outside elements such as rain and heat, offering parents peace of mind on the whereabouts of their children this school holiday,” said Andes S.H Wong, Senior Marketing Manager, SuperPark Malaysia.

It was reported recently that more than half of Malaysian adolescents choose a sedentary lifestyle, preferring to sit for hours without any physical activities. They are also increasingly reliant on gadgets as some have been using digital devices as young as two to three years old.


Speaking at the launch event, Charlene Marie Samuel, Director of Autism Behavioral Center and a trained Applied Behavior Analysis therapist said, “Active play time is crucial for a child’s overall development especially during their formative years. It allows them to learn important skills like problem-solving, working in teams, pushing boundaries, and adapting to new environments – all of which will be extremely useful as they grow older.”

 My son having a good time at the Super Day Camp, as you can see the above photo the children are guided through a series of engaging play activities within the park. My son was shy and he gets along after he started engaging in the activities, he also build confidence in paddle the bicycle on his own later on.


My son didn't know how to paddle on two wheels bicycle, this is good practice for him. On the spot, he gets to learn on how to control his balance and moving left to right to avoid hitting the cones. He has the confidence to paddle on himself after the practice of paddle he learned the skill from there.

My son is so happy as after the day camp, he continue the fun activities in the park. He was given a choice of choosing big or small paddle bicycle. He chosen the big paddle bicycle to paddle. You can check out the short video I have added in the post. It's fun indoor park where I don't have to worry about my son when there's rain or heat outside.

It's good activities for children as it's also time to removing their gadgets so that they can have a series of engaging play activities within the park to develop physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. 

Thinking of what activities for children this coming November - December, check out the Super Day Camp.



Spend your school holidays at SuperDayCamp!
Children can attend either a one-day camp or a three-day camp throughout Monday – Wednesdays from 25 November 2019 to 18 December 2019. This tailored camp programme will start 9:00 am till 3:30 pm during the days of the camp.


Ticket prices for SuperDayCamp Early Bird Discount (before 15 November) Ticket prices
1-Day Camp RM179.10 RM199
3-Day Camp RM449.10 RM499

SuperDayCamp tickets purchased before 15 November will include a 10% early bird discount. The ticket prices in RED are the prices of tickets purchase before 15 November.

All SuperDayCamp participants will receive:
· Certificate of Completion (endorsed by Education Finland)
· Lunch (vegetarian option available)
· Welcome Pack (SuperPark Branded Merchandises)
· Limited Edition Camp T-shirt
· Full-Day Access to SuperPark Malaysia after the camp session
*Any child below 8 years old must ALWAYS be accompanied and supervised by a responsible guardian (aged 18 or above) with paid and valid admission

Don't just read here, get start your plan with your children now. It's fun bonding time with family too at the fun indoor park. For more details on SuperPark Malaysia’s SuperDayCamp, please visit SuperPark Malaysia website https://www.superpark.com.my/super-day-camp/
 
You can also get up-to-date with the with SuperPark Malaysia’s latest news, promotions announcements by following it on Facebook (SuperParkMY) and Instagram (@superparkmy).

About SuperPark Malaysia
SuperPark is the friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park on earth, delivering a unique experience of joyful play that excites and unites people all over the world, no matter their age or fitness level. Hailing from Finland, since its inception in 2012, SuperPark owns, licenses and operates 18 activity parks globally, with Malaysia as its third location in Asia. SuperPark Malaysia launched in 6 December 2018 and is located in the centre of Kuala Lumpur at a 40,000 square foot site in Avenue K Shopping Mall.

The activity park features 3 main areas – Adventure Area, Game Arena and Freestyle Hall - with over 25 fun and exciting activities suitable for all ages and fitness levels under one roof.

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