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Monday, September 3, 2018

COCA-COLA UNVEILS HARI KEBANGSAAN VIDEO IN CELEBRATION OF THE NATION’S 61 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

September 03, 2018 1 Comments


Hari Kebangsaan is an important day to Malaysians. In a video that plays tribute to all Malaysians and the state of the nation today, Coca-Cola Malaysia is celebrating Malaysia’s independence with a familiar image that has a patriotic twist to it in the form of a special can emblazoned with the Jalur Gemilang.

Accompanied by a rousing arrangement of the much-loved Sejahtera Malaysia, the video goes beyond the standard image of waving flags yet is able to express the relevance of the Jalur Gemilang in the daily lives of all Malaysians as a celebration of pride, harmony and freedom enjoyed by all citizens.

The video was produced in a joint effort with Ogilvy – the company’s brand experience partner – and brings to life the hope and optimism of everyday Malaysians who want to build a better future for the nation as they share a moment over a Coca-Cola.

“Coca-Cola has been with Malaysians for over 80 years, since it was first bottled in what was then Malaya in 1936. Growing with the nation, we know that Malaysians are always optimistic and looking forward to a better future which they hope that they can contribute to. So this year we wanted to refresh that sentiment and add some excitement so that they can express and share the excitement of Hari Kebangsaan with their friends, especially in a manner that so many Malaysians love to do these days, which is by social media,” said Ahmed Yehia, the Country Manager for Coca-Cola Singapore and Malaysia.

Lim Kean Yew, the IMC Director for Coca-Cola Singapore and Malaysia said, “Sharing is such an endearing part of Malaysian culture, so we wanted to celebrate the sense of national pride and the very special feeling with our fellow Malaysians in a simple video that we can all relate to, where the special Jalur Gemilang can touches everyone and encourages the sharing of national pride.”

“There is a fantastic sense of optimism in Malaysia right now and one of the best ways to enhance that positivity and pride is by paying tribute to the Jalur Gemilang and to all those who call Malaysia home.”

Commenting on the project, Campbell Cannon, Managing Partner for Ogilvy Malaysia said, “When collaborating with the Coca-Cola team on this project, it was clear from the outset that we wanted to create an inspiring experience all Malaysians could feel, not simply view. With our one-of-a-kind Jalur Gemilang can design, we brought out the natural spirit of Malaysians through an uplifting rendition of ‘Sejahtera Malaysia’, and filmed it so the positive feelings could be shared across the nation,”
Malaysians who want to see how Coca-Cola is expressing the feeling of national pride as well as share it in celebration of the nation’s 61st year of independence can watch the video at the Coca-Cola Malaysia Facebook page.


Issued on behalf of Coca-Cola Malaysia by WestCoast Public Relations Sdn Bhd.
For further information, please contact David Ong-Yeoh at 03 – 79544505 or david@westcoast.my



The Coca-Cola Company in Malaysia
In addition to Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable brands, the Coca-Cola system in Malaysia manufactures, markets and distributes over 80 products including sparkling beverages (Fanta, A&W, Schweppes), low and zero-calorie sparkling beverages (Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Coca-Cola Stevia, Sprite), juice drinks (Minute Maid Pulpy), teas (Heaven and Earth), isotonic (Aquarius) and water (Dasani).

Coca-Cola has invested over RM1.5 billion in Malaysia since 2010, creating more than 800 jobs with a total reach of over 200,000 customers across Peninsula Malaysia and East Malaysia. Through its programmes and partnerships Coca-Cola Malaysia aims to make a lasting positive difference in the local community.   

From recycling through partnerships with the Malaysian Nature Society, Global Environment Centre, Reef Check, MareCet, Waste Management Association of Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia; and working on water projects with Muslim Aid Malaysia and Raleigh International to provide access to clean water for more than 23,000 villagers in rural Sabah, to economically empowering women through the Coca-Cola KU entrepreneurship programmes – Coca-Cola is committed to building sustainable communities in Malaysia.

Monday, August 27, 2018

PAKAR MENGESYORKAN MAKANAN BERKHASIAT MENJAMIN MENTAL YANG FOKUS UNTUK KECEMERLANGAN AKADEMIK

August 27, 2018 0 Comments
Amalan pemakanan berkhasiat adalah satu faktor penting bagi mencapai tahap prestasi optimum untuk mencapai kecemerlangan dalam pembelajaran serta aktiviti ko-kurikulum seseorang, kerana ia menjadikan minda serta tubuh badan lebih bersedia dalam meningkatkan produktiviti, sesuatu yang ramai kurang memberi perhatian kerana kesibukan rutin harian semasa di peringkat sekolah lagi.

“Mengamalkan pemakanan berkhasiat menjamin tahap mental yang lebih fokus serta daya tumpuan seseorang dalam meningkatkan produktiviti, membantu mengurangkan tekanan dan membekalkan tenaga kepada tubuh badan untuk menjalani aktiviti seharian bermula dari pagi sehingga lewat malam,” kata Yau Chin Chin, Pengurus Kanan, Bahagian Permohonan & Kajian Saintifik, BRAND’S® Suntory Asia.

Bercakap kepada ibu bapa dan para pelajar pada majlis penyampaian hadiah BRAND’S® SMART Achievers Award, beliau berkongsi tentang informasi sains di sebalik produk terkenal BRAND’S® Sari Pati Ayam serta menerangkan tentang bagaimana ianya boleh mengurangkan kelesuan fizikal, meningkatkan daya tumpuan secara mental dan mengekalkan kesejahteraan emosi.

Satu-satunya pati ayam dalam pasaran yang disokong oleh lebih daripada 44 kertas saintifik antarabangsa dan hasil kajian klinikal membuktikan bahawa pengambilan harian BRAND’S® Sari Pati Ayam mampu meningkatkan daya ingatan sehingga 15% serta meningkatkan daya tumpuan sebanyak 22% sambil menambahkan metabolisme sehingga 16%.

Yau juga menerangkan, “ Peningkatan aliran darah serta saluran oksigen ke otak dan tubuh badan akan menghindarkan keletihan mental dan fizikal, di samping mengurangkan kemurungan serta tekanan hormon, kortisol, supaya keupayaan untuk kekal cerdas atau fokus tidak terjejas.   

Ini dapat membantu para pelajar untuk mengekalkan minda yang tajam dan mempunyai daya tumpuan yang lebih baik semasa di dalam kelas dan ketik mengulangkaji pelajaran, manakala peningkatan aliran darah dan metabolism membantu untuk mengekalkan tahap tenaga untuk menjalani aktiviti-aktiviti mereka sepanjang hari. 



Sebagai sokongan daripada hasil-hasil kajian tersebut, seramai sekurang-kurangnya 21 orang pelajar cemerlang dalam peperiksaan akhir mereka tahun lepas dan mereka telah pun dipilih untuk menerima anugerah di majlis BRAND’S® SMART Achievers Award.  


Bermula daripada sekolah menengah sehingga ke peringkat universiti, mereka semua dipilih daripada ratusan permohonan untuk menjadi yang terbaik di kalangan yang terbaik, bagi mendapatkan penganugerahan yang didambakan, yang hanya akan diberikan kepada penerima paling cemerlang dalam bidang akademik dan prestasi kurikulum tambahan.

Dengan rasa penuh bangga, para pelajar dan ibu bapa mereka telah hadir ke majlis penganugerahan yang istimewa ini, yang mana mereka telah menerima hadiah berupa wang tunai dan hamper produk sebagai penghargaan. Mereka datang daripada 8 negeri yang berlainan sejauh Sabah, Sarawak, Johor, Pulau Pinang, Pahang dan Perak. 


BRAND’S® SMART Achievers Award mempunyai 4 kategori yang menawarkan hadiah berupa wang tunai – PT3/UEC Tingkatan 3 (RM500), SPM (RM1,000), STPM/UEC Tingkatan 6/pra-universiti (RM1,500) dan peringkat university/kolej (RM2,000).


Program ini bertujuan untuk menggalakkan dan membolehkan generasi muda untuk mencapai kebolehan mereka dan terus untuk mencapai cita-cita untuk menjadi seorang pemimpin di masa hadapan. Program ini juga telah menganugerahkan hamper 280 para pelajar elit bermula daripada tahun 2006.

BRAND’S® memberi penganugerahan kepada para pelajar cemerlang dengan hadiah wang tunai yang lumayan serta memberikan pengiktirafan bagi kalangan rakan sebaya mereka kerana telah menjadi ahli kumpulan elit BRAND’S® SMART Achievers. Penganugerahan ini adalah untuk memberikan pengiktirafan kepada mereka yang mana ianya bukan dahaja sekadar memperolehi keputusan akademik yang cemerlang malah juga mencapai prestasi yang baik dalam aktiviti ko-kurikulum sebelum memohon untuk memasuki kelab yang berprestij ini,”. kata Kuang Ming Ming, Pengurus Besar, BRAND’S® Suntory Malaysia. 


Pendaftaran untuk memasuki Anugerah tahunan yang terkenal ini telah pun dibuka sehingga 31 Disember 2018 dan para pelajar yang menduduki peperiksaan akhir pada tahun ini boleh memulakan hasrat impian mereka sekarang untuk menjadi salah seorang penerima anugerah BRAND’S® SMART Achievers pada tahun hadapan.

Muat turun borang pendaftaran boleh didapati di laman web www.brandsworld.com.my atau mereka boleh mendapatkannya di Pusat Perubatan Cina terpilih serta farmasi utama, pasar raya dan pasar raya besar di seluruh negara, yang mana BRAND’S® Sari Pati Ayam yang berkhasiat ini boleh didapati bagi membantu untuk meningkatkan kuasa ketahanan minda dan tubuh badan untuk para pelajar yang sedang membuat persediaan untuk menduduki peperiksaan.

Dikeluarkan di kilang yang disahkan halal bertempat di Bukit Jelutong, BRAND’S® Sari Pati Ayam merupakan minuman berkhasiat semula jadi yang dihasilkan tanpa garam tambahan dan bebas kolesterol dan lemak, sesuai untuk diminum setiap hari.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

OVER THE MOON WITH PROMENADE'S VERY OWN MOONCAKES

August 16, 2018 2 Comments


Known for its range of exquisitely crafted Halal mooncakes, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu is proud to once again unveil its much-anticipated tapestray of unique flavours for this year's Mid-Autumn Festival. A total of 8 mooncakes and 3 mini crystal mooncakes were officially launched by the hotel's General Manager- Mr. Hafizan Wong at the hotel's Lobby Lounge - Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - Kota Kinabalu.




 Besides bring back the popular Musang King Durian Paste Mooncake, Mooncake aficionados will be more than delighted to enjoy 2 NEW flavours this year - Pumpkin & Yam available in both mooncakes and crystal mooncakes (Mini Crystal Durian Mooncakes), Mini Crystal Pumpkin Paste & Mini Crystal Yam Paste. All specially prepared by Dynasty Restaurant's team of Master Chefs led by Dim Sum Chef - Arthur Chew Foo Chung.


'This and the whole range of Promenade's mooncakes are halal, with less sugar and minimum preservatives. Therefore, it's best refrigerated. Besides selling our mooncakes here in Kota Kinabalu, we will also be making them available at Promenade Hotel Tawau and Promenade Hotel Bintulu". - said Mr. Hafizan Wong.







The launch was witnessed by Senior Citizens from the Senior Day Care Centre of Kota Kinabalu's Widows Welfare Association (SDCC-KKWWA) and friends from the media fraternity followed by a sumptuous lunch and mooncake tasting. We've specially invited aunties from SDCC-KKWWA whom we believe will appreciate Chinese Festive Gathering such as our Mooncake tasting today. All guests in attendance were each given a miniature box of mooncakes in this year's aesthetic Mooncake box available in orange and red.


Promenade's Mooncakes will be on sale until the actual Mooncakes Festival Day (or while stocks last) on Monday, 24th September 2018 from 10am to 8pm at the Mooncake Sales Counter in the Hotel Lobby and from 8pm to 10pm at Dynasty Restaurant (Ground Floor).

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For current, ongoing and upcoming Food & Beverage promotional details, plese call Promenade Cafe / Dynasty Chinese Restaurant / Lobby Lounge / Deli Corner at 088-252 396 / 265 555 ext 5107.



Monday, July 16, 2018

NANDO'S CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF PERI-PERI PERFECTION!

July 16, 2018 2 Comments

Nando's the iconic brand that is loved the world over, celebrates its 20th birthday here in Malaysia. From its humble beginnings in Jalan Telawi, Nando's has grown to be a favourite amongst the flamed-grilled chicken enthusiasts locally. Sizzling the hearts of Malaysians with its glorious PERi-PERi sauce, trademark cheecky wit and out spoken humour, the brand has not only introduced to Malaysians, really really good chicken, but a host of other delectable eats that keep them coming back for more.


Truly passionate about chillies, Nando's grows its own PERi-PERi chillies with the help of over 1,400 independent farmers in South Africa. Mixing these fiery little wonders with onions, oil, herbs, fresh lemons and a kick of garlic produces the brand's unparalleled secret weapon, the Nando's PERi-PERi sauce. 


Putting flavour first and heat second, the Nando's PERi-PERi sauce is unlike the 'all-out-burn' of other chilli sauces. The chickens are marinated in the sauce for 24-hours and then basted with ones choice of heat level ranging from Lemon & Herb to the fiery Extra Hot. 

"We are very excited about reaching such a significant milestone here in Malaysia. We started in 1998 and 20 years on and we are still firing up the tastebuds of our amazing fans and hitting a few new-comers as well. Our magical little chilli called PERi-PERi is to thank for this as it is our heart and our heat and it is truly unique to Nando's," commented Stephen Chew, CEO of Nando's Malaysia.

 In Sabah alone, Nando's has opened three restaurants to ensure fans always have a coop to go to when they are in need of some PERi-PERi goodness. Having first opened in 1 Borneo almost five years ago, Nando's has since nested comfortably in the hearts of the Kota Kinabalu people.

 The brand's success in rooted in its value-for-money offering, giving chicken lovers a bang for their buck. For less than RM20, patrons get to enjoy a full hearty meal of a flame-grilled PERi-PERi quarter chicken and servings of two delicious sides of their choice. The loyalty programme, a Nando's mobile application, also showers fans with the best rewards by allowing them to redeem a free quarter chicken, right up to a whole chicken by collecting just nine chillies.

 As an added bonus in conjuction with their 20th Birthday, Nando's is giving the people of Kota Kinabalu even more reasons to celebrate. All restaurants, which are 1 Borneo, Oceanus and Imago, will be setting up an Ayam Lucky Draw board where 100 PERi-PERi lovers stand a chance to win anything from free sides to Full Platters (whole chicken with 2 large or 4 regular sides) daily. All they have to do is present their receipt for a chance at the draw. 

The brand which has procured almost a cult status in Malaysia also have PERi-PERi sauces that fans can purchase for their home consumption, because sometimes, a dose of PERi-PERi is all one needs. '

'It is truly a moment of great pride and honour to have completed two successful decades here. Malaysia has been fantastic for Nando's as the Malaysian pride of diversity, hospitality and sense of family reflects the values that Nando's holds dear. At Nando's, we believe that the people and experience is what counts; and it is extremely satisfying to see so many fans enjoying the Nando's experience wholeheartedly,'' added Chew.

  •  PERi-PERi chillies are unique to Nando's

  •  It takes 42,000 chillies to fill one 14kg bag and 25,000 bags are filled every year - that's over a billion chillies! 
  • Each chilli pant produces about 300 chillies which are hand-picked and plucked one at a time

  •  they are also hand-sorted and naturally dried in the African sun 
  • PERi-PERi chillies contain capsaicin that delivers a 'feel-good' effect - your pupils will dilate and your metabolic rate will increase you feel the rush of endorphins
  •  PERi-PERi is also rich in Vitamins A, B and C 


About Nando's The story of Nando's began in a small Johannesburg suburb in South Africa in 1987, with all the passion for Portuguese-inspired flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken. In 1998, About Nando's opened its first restaurant in Kuala Lumpur and has been grilling Malaysian's taste buds ever since. Now Malaysia is home to 76 Nando's restaurants across various states, best known for its legendary and delicious flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken. At Nando's, we surround our customers with warmth, hospitality and fun, whilst offering them a meal to remember. 

Served in their signature heat levels-Lemon & Herb, Mango & Lime, Mild, Hot & Extra Hot - On, or off the bone, in a wrap, burger or pitta, and served with a delicious selection of sides, salads, appetisers and sharing platters, Nando's offers great variety, and mouth-watering recipes to please all food palettes. You'll find yourself spoilt for choice! 

Whether you go for a quick bite, a family party, a fun night out with friends, it won't be just your taste buds that are invigorated. For futher information visit our website: www.nandos.com.my, and for more info, visit Nando's at: 

Instagram : Nando's Malaysia 
Facebook : Nando's Imago Kota Kinabalu










Thursday, July 5, 2018

Beautiful Selection Of Fresh Blooms From A Better Florist Malaysia

July 05, 2018 1 Comments
Tired of chasing around for florists whenever you need good, fresh, quality flowers? If you end up disappointed, frustrated every single time you need flowers, and fast, then A Better Florist is the solution to all your struggles, because this florist listened, and they understood exactly what you as a customer need. The best florist in Malaysia so far offers an incredibly fast delivery, that’s completely free, and comes on the same day, they have the most beautiful selection of fresh blooms and they never disappoint. Oh, and this is the Malaysia flower delivery that won’t leave you penniless either.

You can expect from this Malaysia flower delivery to always have fresh flowers on hand, no matter what the day is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a holiday, the weekend or any other day of the week. The way they are able to provide gorgeous flowers on the daily is due to them sourcing beautiful blooms from local farms and flower nurseries and delivering them straight to their flower shop, where they will be, as if by magic, transformed into one-of-a-kind floral arrangements. There’s a flower bouquet just about for any occasion you can think of.

Among these beautiful flowers, this florist also offers hampers and a fruit basket collection. As a gift delivery, they strive to offer the most unique hamper you can get now from your KL flower delivery, your florist in Ipoh, the florist in Penang and your flower delivery to JB. With the utmost of care and attention, they design these gorgeous gifts, and give you the option to add your personal touch to everything. For example, you can order a get well soon hamper, and choose what you want in it, or you can get a baby hamper as it is and have it delivered immediately! No muss, no fuss.

You can expect from the best florist in Kuala Lumpur, the most efficient flower delivery. A Better Florist offers a same day flower delivery, but the perk is actually that it is completely free. As long as you order before 3pm, you get to take advantage of a free same day flower delivery, to any part of Malaysia. This is exactly why they became the best Singapore flower delivery, and why they keep expanding. They now have a flower delivery Dubai loves, and overall a great UAE flower delivery, a Hong Kong flower delivery and even a flower delivery Brisbane can enjoy as of now!

If you do a bit of searching online, to see what the word of mouth is, you’ll definitely come across a lot of praise for this team of florists. Whether it’s their best flower delivery in the UAE, or the best hk florist, or the best flower delivery Singapore has, they are widely known as a florist that knows exactly how to please a customer. Just with a convenient deliver and beautiful choices that are affordable, they were able to gain such a large customer base, that not trying them out would be a total miss! Jump on their website, or find them in real life, whatever you prefer. If you prefer shopping online, go to their website, scroll through the beautiful catalog of flowers and gifts and enjoy!








Friday, June 1, 2018

Make a pit stop at FamilyMart to fuel your mind and body with a single serving of BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken

June 01, 2018 0 Comments
Struggling to stay focused or having a mid day slump? Worry not as BRAND’S® Essence Of Chicken is now available in ready-to-drink single bottle servings, making it convenient for people on the go to consume the essence anytime and anywhere to give themselves a mental and energy boost.

Enjoyed chilled or warm depending on how you like it, the single serve BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken is priced at RM5 for a 42g bottle in selected FamilyMart outlets across the Klang Valley.

The ten selected FamilyMart outlets are located at Damansara Uptown, KLIA2 Gateways (Arrival & Departure), Bandar Sunway, Amcorp Mall, Nu Sentral, MyTOWN, Scott Garden, Jalan Sultan, MyTOWN and Wisma Lim Foo Yong.

So whether you want to fuel your mind and body at the start of the day, have a mid day boost or stay focused and energized when pulling in all-nighter, head over to the friendly convenient FamilyMart for your single serving of natural goodness.

“BRAND’S® continues to innovate and expand our consumer touch points to meet their evolving needs and preferences. Our experience has shown that single serves are also popular in Thailand and Singapore and we want to bring this new channel to Malaysian consumers. We are excited about having our first single serve at FamilyMart and we plan to grow this concept of making it more convenient for our consumers to stay mentally and physically energetic all day,” said Kuang Ming Ming, General Manager of BRAND’S® Suntory Malaysia.

BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken is backed by over 40 international scientific papers and clinical studies and results have shown that regular/ daily consumption improves memory by up to 15% and enhances concentration by 22%, while metabolism can be increased by up to 16% to give the body an added energy boost.

Clinical studies show that regular consumption of BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken not only improves one’s mental and physical performance while keeping stress at bay by reducing anxiety, mental and physical fatigue as it increases blood circulation and oxygen flow to the body and brain.

For more product information and details, visit www.brandsworld.com.my, BRAND’S® Smart Living on Facebook or call BRAND’S® Customer Care Line at 1-300-228-300.