Monday, August 26, 2019

Launch of KidZania's Touch 'n Go eWallet Innovation Hub and Z-Wallet App

KidZania Touch ‘n Go eWallet Innovation Hub launches Z-Wallet app
A game changer in promoting financial literacy among Malaysian kids

KidZania Kuala Lumpur Mayor Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (left) presenting Ignatius Ong, CEO of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd (right) with the KidZania Kuala Lumpur ‘Key to the City’, a symbolic honour to formalise the partnership between the two companies.

Following its latest partnership with TNG Digital Sdn Bhd, KidZania Kuala Lumpur recently launched the Touch ‘n Go eWallet Innovation Hub and Touch ‘n Go Z-Wallet app – the first of its kind among its KidZania franchise.

Exclusively downloadable only when in KidZania Kuala Lumpur, the kids will be able to trade in KidZos (the KidZania currency) using their own mobile phones or for those without one, a phone loan is made available for their transaction within the award-winning edutainment centre.

Kids will learn about financial literacy through spending their hard-earned KidZos via the mobile application or just by tapping at contactless payment terminals located throughout KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur Mayor Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (left) and Ignatius Ong, CEO of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd (right) officiating the opening of the Touch ‘n Go eWallet Innovation Hub at KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

“The app enables kids to check their balances online which would make them start thinking about saving and to be more financial-savvy. This is indeed a milestone for us as a role-playing indoor theme park in line with our motto of ‘Learn Life Today’. Helping kids understand financial aspects of earning a living is a key component of what we do here,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

He said experts have suggested that financial literacy should be imparted to children as young as kindergarteners, citing preschools in England and Wales, where children are taught to use money, save and donate, which promotes responsible living.

Shahrul Nizar said although Malaysians are more attentive towards financial education and financial planning, the financial literacy gap in the country is acutely pronounced with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reporting Malaysia ranked 20th out of 31 countries tested on financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviour.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur Mayor Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (left) taking KidZania’s CongreZZ kids through the features of the eWallet at the Touch ‘n Go eWallet Innovation Hub while Ignatius Ong, CEO of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd looks on.

“This is across the general Malaysian population, what more among the young and children,” he said, adding: “Thus, what we’re doing here at KidZania Kuala Lumpur together with TNG Digital Sdn Bhd is crucial to inspire positive change among our young Malaysians!

“As the Malay proverb goes ‘Melentur buluh, biarlah dari rebung’, which means if we must nurture and mould someone, it is best to begin while they are still young”.

Meanwhile, TNG Digital, which is setting its sights on being the No.1 eWallet player in Malaysia is well on its way to shift Malaysians’ mindset towards embracing a cashless future by making cashless transactions more accessible, seamless and safe for all Malaysians.

Apart from lifestyle offerings such as purchasing movie and flight tickets, shopping, mobile reloads, and food & beverage; the Touch ‘n Go eWallet is also championing urban mobility through the introduction of RFID system, its’ partnership with EzCab and Public Cab, as well as PayDirect for toll payments. At the moment, the Touch ‘n Go eWallet has close to 5 million registered users and more than 70,000 merchant acceptance points to-date.

Its newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer Ignatius Ong, who was the guest of honour at the event said, “Children in today’s world live in a technology-first environment, with some as young as 10 years owning and proficient with smartphones. As a cashless champion, we want to encourage all Malaysians – whether young or old – to embrace technology and consider going cashless. Through this partnership with KidZania, we are empowering the younger generation to learn about technology as well as financial education in a safe and controlled environment.”

my son had a good time learning how to use the app

“The younger generation can also act as cashless ambassadors, educating their parents who may be resistant to hop onto the cashless bandwagon on the benefits where convenience at one’s fingertips is key to a cashless lifestyle,” said Ignatius Ong.

With the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, get ahead at KidZania Kuala Lumpur with speedy entrance via the #terusgo lane at the ticketing counter. What’s more, visitors can enjoy 35% off tickets and 10% off merchandise when they use their Touch ‘n Go eWallet!

KidZania Kuala Lumpur is a 80,000 sq feet, kid-sized City offering children the opportunity to try their hands at 100 professions through role playing activities spread across 60 various establishments. Through this experiential journey, children learn to adopt positive behaviours that will help to groom them to handle the demands and challenges of everyday life.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Celebrating over 40 years of Transforming Babies & Parents Lives by MAM BABY

Busy parenting didn't stop me from coming by the MAM Baby press event that held at Empire Hotel Subang.

MAM is celebrating 40 years of experience for babies and parents. Founded in 1976 by Austrian plastics engineer Peter Rohrig, his unique insight was the idea of creating baby products that combined attractive, innovative design with proven medical benefits. In the mid 1970s, the choice was one or the other. Rohrig committed his then young company to providing both and the results were quick in coming.

MAM sold its first soother in 1976 and today - 40 years later - is firmly established as the world's leading authority on the design of baby products. In addition to soothers & baby bottles, including related accessories and breastfeeding product as well as cups and specialist teething and oral care products.

MAM has own natural latex production facility in the South of Thailand which has been given a CSR award for outstanding working conditions.

MAM is committed to producing only 100% safe, top-quality products for babies and young children. For this reason, extensive testing is carried out to ensure product safety and reliability. MAM soothers are subjected to 40 different testing methods, while bottles need to pass 28 separate tests.

Mrs. Lee demonstrating the function of Silk Teat that mimic the Breastfeeding method
At the event Mrs. Lee, Director of Nuline Products Sdn Bhd -sharing her vast knowledge in child development with "MAM Baby" and her experience on how to make day-to-day baby care easier for parents.  

The MAM Baby bottle is easy to assemble and use for sterilizing. It's my first time to see this type of baby bottle that be open at the bottom too, this is good for new parents as it's easy for mom to clean and sterilize them.

MAM Easy Start Anti-Colic: less colic for 80% of babies' and familiar teat feeling for easy acceptance.

*BPA/BPS free. All MAM products are made from materials free of BPA and BPS.
MAM Easy start anti-colic bottle
Studies confirms that the benefits of the MAM Easy Start Anti-Colic bottle, making it the ideal bottle for newborns. Its innovative vented base allows babies to drink at their own pace, relaxed and without interruption. Newborn discomfort such as colic is reduced, as confirmed by 80% of mothers, while babies enjoy more authentic feeding experience. It has unique SkinSoft Silicone surface and its unique flat and flexible shape, MAM Teat gives babies a familiar sensation that's incredibly close to breastfeeding. The smart teat is easily accepted by 94% of babies. The self-sterilising function ensures simple, safe bottle cleaning in only 3 minutes in the microwave.

Mr & Mrs. Lee, Director of Nuline Products Sdn Bhd

Megan Tan and family

MAM Pacifier range
MAM Perfect Start: with an extra small shield and designed to reduce the risk of misaligned teeth.
They had clinically proven soother was developed in close cooperation with orthodontists and paediatric dentists. Experts agree the thinner and more flexible the neck of the teat, the less pressure is exerted on baby's teeth and jaw. Based on a long-term study** the MAM Perfect can be recommended by experts to support healthy tooth and jaw development and minimises the risk of misaligned teeth. The extra small shield of the MAM Perfect Start provides newborns with improved comfort.

MAM Oral care range
6 in 1 Electric Sterilizer and Express Bottle Warmer
MAM products are renowned for their technical innovation, medical advances and unique design.
Thank you MAM BABY for having me at the press event. 

Sharing is caring, would you like to win the below set of MAM BABY products for your loved one?
It can be a nice gift for new parent too. Check out my Instagram account to know how to join the giveaway.

The MAM products of giveaway :
Set A
  • MAM Easy Start Anti-Colic bottle
  • MAM Oral Care Rabbit Teething Glove for early oral care
  • MAM Baby's Brush 
  • MAM Gum Massager
Set B
  • MAM Perfect Start Pacifier
  • MAM Cooler
  • MAM Baby's Brush
  • MAM Training Brush

If you are shopping for baby products and gifts for new parents and babies, you can visit MAM Baby's website, click on the link for more information.

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