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UNIQLO Launches StyleHint App

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Style search engine and community platform launches in Malaysia

Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO announced the launch of StyleHint in Malaysia. StyleHint is a mobile app that gives users the opportunity to discover clothing they love and new ways to style their favorite pieces from daily uploads coming from people all around the world. Following on from the app’s successful launch in Japan, the U.S., some EU markets, Thailand and Philippines, StyleHint will be available to download in Malaysia via the iOS and Android app marketplaces starting July 4, 2022.

StyleHint functions as a style search engine for its members. It allows users to upload photos of items they love and be matched with similar UNIQLO styles that they can purchase immediately through the app. StyleHint also enables UNIQLO LifeWear fans to swap styling suggestions and shop curated looks posted by fellow fashion-focused members of this worldwide digital community.

“We are very excited to launch StyleHint in Malaysia as we aim to provide the Malaysian shoppers an easier and interactive way of discovering our LifeWear products. Through this app, we can showcase our wide range of items that can be styled and worn for every occasion” said Mr. Yamada Yuki, CEO of Uniqlo Singapore and Malaysia.

How it works: Find styles you love with a simple search: Search styles from around the world with photos you’ve taken or saved. Find items to bring looks you love to life and discover new ways to wear ones you already own.

Instantly shop items you fall for: Get items similar to styles you find. Clothes that you want to wear now, delivered straight to you.

Share your favorite outfits with the world: Take a picture of your favorite outfit and the items are tagged automatically. Share trends with fellow members around the world.

Download the StyleHint app and get RM15 off your next purchase: When you log in or sign up with a Uniqlo account

The StyleHint App will be available in Malaysia starting July 4, 2022.

COSORI Malaysia Launches Model Line-Ups For Premium Smart Air Fryers

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Helping Malaysians enhance their cooking experience with award-winning design and cutting-edge technology

COSORI Malaysia (COSORI) is about to make life in the kitchens easier than ever for Malaysians with the introduction of two (2) new models for its Premium Smart Air Fryers – Model: CP158 and CAF-P583S, which feature eye-catching designs and smart functions for improved user convenience. The air fryers come with a large capacity and use up to 85% less oil compared to conventional air fryers, allowing consumers to cook in a healthier way while maintaining the same delicious taste of food.

Favorable by consumers around the world for its ability to enhance user convenience, the No.1 Selling Air Fryer Brand in the US has now landed in Malaysia to deliver user-friendly products with premium materials for all consumers to live life tastefully.

COSORI Premium 5.5-Litre Air Fryer (Model: CP158- AF)

Recognized as Red Dot Design winner in 2019, the COSORI Premium 5.5 Litre Air Fryer is built in a rectangular form with a removable drawer. The brushed matte black color housing incorporates high-quality metal elements, which also frame the user interface. The air fryer’s spacious 5.5L square baskets can serve a family of 3 to 5 people, which can fit a whole 2.27kg chicken.

To help you prepare your daily meals easily, it comes with an intuitive LED touchscreen and 11 popular pre-set pictograms (Steak, Poultry, Seafood, Shrimp, Bacon, Frozen Foods, French Fries, Vegetables, Root Vegetables, Bread, and Desserts). Users can set the time and temperature when using the air fryer. With just a simple tap on display, you can also enable the preheat and keep warm functions to start cooking. By using Thermo IQ Technology, the smart air fryer achieves more precise temperature control and hot air circulation to avoid burnt or undercooked food.

With the 100-recipes cookbook included and COSORI’s online recipe library, you can get your cravings fixed effortlessly. For additional peace of mind, the air fryer features a dishwasher-safe, detachable, and non-stick basket, allowing users to clean it easier and quicker.

COSORI Dual Blazer 6.4L Smart Air Fryer (Model: CAF-P583S)

The COSORI Dual Blazer 6.4L Smart Air Fryer redefined the way to air frying with the patented 360 ThermoIQ™ Technology. This smart feature allows users to cook food thoroughly in less time without having to shake or flip as it can provide precise temperature control, ensuring food can always be cooked evenly with a crispy texture. This air fryer comes with a larger capacity of 6.4L square basket that can fit up to 17 chicken wings and cook evenly without having to stack them on the top.

Boast with a premium pure aluminum basket to enhance heat storage and conducting efficiency, The COSORI Dual Blazer 6.4L Smart Air Fryer delivers better-tasting food in less time. With just one touch, users can simply press the icons on the air fryer to start cooking and even customized the coking functions (Air Fry, Bake, Broil, Roast, Chicken, Steak, Seafood, Veggies, Fries, Frozen, Keep Warm and Reheat Function) with their preferred time and temperature. Featured with the heating elements up and down, the smart air fryer can bake, broil and roast besides air frying.

Users can also download the Vesync App to control the air fryer remotely, monitor cooking progress, and activate voice control with Google Assistant for an effortless cooking experience. This model also comes with a non-stick basket and crisper plate that are dishwasher-safe and easy to clean with a damp cloth.

“Our belief is that a healthy, homemade meal should not be sacrificed to a busy schedule. As a brand specializing in small kitchen appliances, COSORI aims to develop smart and user-friendly products. With the introduction of the new models of COSORI Air Fryers, we want our consumers to enjoy revolutionized cooking experience so that everyone can cook like a pro,” said Oscar Mei, Director of COSORI Southeast Asia.

The models are listed in the below table:




Promotion Price (RM)**

CP158- AF








Great news to all Malaysians! COSORI is having exciting promotions for its smart air fryers. Consumers can get the COSORI Premium 5.5-Litre Air Fryer (Model: CP158- AF) at only RM 449 (RRP: 499) and the COSORI Dual Blazer 6.4L Smart Air Fryer (Model: CAF-P583S) at only RM 699 (RRP:809) from now till 31 July 2022.

Other than that, COSORI is also giving out a free* apron for every purchase of the COSORI air fryer only on 10 July during Shopee Banner Day Special (limited to the first 100 buyers only).

Hurry up and head over to COSORI Official Store on Shopee to grab the promotions! 

*Terms and conditions apply
**Promotion valid until 31 July 2022 only

Agoda launches its third consecutive CODEGODA Competition in August

This time, championing for greater diversity & inclusion in the tech space

Registrations have officially opened for Agoda’s third global programming competition, Codegoda slated to take place this August. Following the success of the first two instalments, the digital travel platform is running another call for software developers and engineers around the world - this time, to solve the travel industry’s biggest challenges with code.

“Technology is at the heart of everything we do at Agoda, and we constantly seek to push the envelope on innovation. Growing our talent pool of engineers has been crucial to this. We believe that skills speak for themselves, regardless of age, background and experiences. That’s why we created Codegoda as a way to host an open, global call, for anyone who would like to try their hand at building new technologies.”, said Idan Zalzberg, CTO, Agoda.

This year, the team champions for greater inclusivity. “Agoda is an equal opportunity employer, and we want to use this platform to give opportunities to individuals who might not typically have the resources or capabilities to rise up the ranks the normal way. We hope to see more women builders, more diverse nationalities, individuals from various age groups or stages of their career, persons across different income groups, to try their hand at coding. Everyone is welcome. And everyone can be a tech builder.”, adds Zalzberg.

To support and encourage more women in tech, the top woman coder will also receive an additional cash prize of USD500. Participants stand to win over USD10,000 worth of prizes across the competition. The competition enables participants to demonstrate their programming skills on a global stage adding credibility to those looking to further their careers in the field. Additionally, if a participant’s skills are a match, they may land a job in Agoda’s tech team. To-date, close to 20 people have been hired and have grown their careers at the company.

With a time-limit of three hours, entrants will need to solve algorithmic challenges based off real world challenges presented at Agoda, using programming languages of their choice, including C++, Python, Java, Swift, Javascript, and more. The competition will be held on 6 August 2022 starting at 1.30pm (Indochina Time) ICT. The timer will begin the moment a participant starts on a challenge. The competition window ends at 7:30 PM ICT on the same day. Winners will be announced on 13 August 2022 via the Codegoda YouTube channel, Life at Agoda.

These challenges are set by Agoda’s best-in-class tech team who help power global travel at scale managing 1,000 experiments running in parallel at any given time, and 1,200 deployments every day. The tech team at Agoda is responsible for over 220Tbs of data written daily and oversees the smooth running of the trillion data events generated every day.

Non-coders can also get in on the fun via social media. Those who choose to help spread the news of the competition on their social media channels by tagging #codegoda or #codegoda2022 will enter into a lucky draw for attractive prizes.

All interested participants can visit for more details.

Strengthening Immune System & Wellbeing with Natural Food Comvita Celebrates First Store Presence in Malaysia with Its Best Kept Secrets of Aotearoa New Zealand

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  • Comvita, New Zealand’s No. 1 UMF™ Manuka Honey Producer, is passionate about helping people be well and connect with the goodness of nature through its UMFTM-certified Manuka honey products.
  • Manuka honey, as a natural food, has unique antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune modulatory properties that support the body’s health for digestion, immunity support, and skin care.
  • Key attractions at public launch event include Mixed Reality Manuka Honey Tasting Experience developed in partnership with Microsoft HoloLens 2, and complimentary sweet treats made with Comvita Manuka Honey.

Comvita, New Zealand’s No. 1 Manuka Honey brand with close to five decades of professional beekeeping craft, has opened its first store in Malaysia at Pavilion Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. Since its humble beginnings in 1974, the brand has grown to be New Zealand’s leading trusted Manuka Honey company backed by a strong heritage with science at its core.

Rommel Irwan (right) presented Comvita Special Reserve UMF 25+ Manuka Honey as the token of appreciation to Her Excellency Pam Dunn (center). He was holding a Comvita UMF 20+ Manuka Honey meanwhile Brian Tan (left) was holding a Comvita UMF 10+ Manuka Honey.

Manuka honey is made by bees that pollinate the Manuka flower, which is native to New Zealand and blooms only two to six weeks per year. With over 2,000 different natural compounds, Manuka honey has unique bioactive properties, giving antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune modulatory properties. Such qualities support the body’s health for digestion, immunity support, and skin care.

Rommel Irwan, Head of Southeast Asia for Comvita, said at the launch event that many of us live in population dense, unrelenting cities – the environment and lifestyle combined causes stress, illness, and general health damage. “Comvita’s founders were united by a belief that food is the best medicine, and that nature has the answers. As such, we are passionate about helping people be well and connect with the goodness of nature; and we are committed to the development of innovative natural health and wellbeing products, backed by credible scientific research,” he said.

Eating the Right Type of Natural Food for Better Immune System & Body Health
The launch event also saw a sharing session by Professor Dr. Sargunan Sockalingam, Head of Rheumatology from UM Specialist Centre (UMSC), on why and how the immune system is important for the human body and wellbeing, and what are the types of natural foods that are scientifically proven to support and strengthen the immune system.

Professor Dr. Sargunan shared that the human body’s immune system is an intricate network of cells, tissues, and organs that band together to defend our body against ‘harmful invaders’, such as germs, bacteria, and viruses. He explained that having a healthy immune system is akin to having a frontline barrier to prevent or stop bad, foreign substances from entering the body and creating health problems.

“Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from outside invaders and strengthened by healthy-living strategies such as eating the right type of food. When we are sick, we often seek foods that are believed to boost immunity or have healing properties.”

“Some common examples include taking citrus fruits, chicken soup, or tea with honey and lemon when you are down with a cold and flu; taking prebiotic foods such as garlic, or probiotic foods such as yogurt for better gut health; turmeric and curcumin for their anti-inflammatory properties; and Manuka honey that aids in soothing a sore throat or promoting wound healing.”

Her Excellency Pam Dunn, New Zealand High Commissioner enjoyed Comvita Mixed Reality Manuka Honey Tasting Experience with Microsoft HoloLens – an immersive experience that plays upon the senses of sight and sound to help better understand the link between Manuka honey’s complex taste, its beneficial compounds, and its sustainable origins. Malaysia is the second country where the Mixed Reality Manuka Honey Tasting Experience makes it appearance after its world debut at Expo Dubai 2020.

“It is important to understand how each type of natural food helps in strengthening the immune system and wellbeing and learn how to eat the right type for general or targeted health purposes,” he said.

Sustainably Sourced, Hive to Shelf
Touching on how Comvita’s Manuka Honey is sustainably sourced, Rommel explained that the company is guided by the ‘Kaitiakitanga’ (guardianship of nature) principle -- a New Zealand native term based on Māori world views that include conservation, replenishment, and sustainability of the environment.

“Our Manuka Honey is sourced from sustainable apiaries with nearly 50 years of beekeeping craftmanship. As Manuka honey can only be produced in areas abundant with native Manuka blossoms, Comvita’s beehives are located in some of the most remote, untouched parts of New Zealand – with some areas only accessible by helicopter.”

“To produce Manuka honey of the highest possible standards without compromising on the bees’ welfare, we ensure that we can manage the environment around our hives. We have over 40,000 hives and are committed to growing trusted relationships with our beekeepers to produce UMFTM Manuka Honey of the highest quality.”

“All our Manuka honey is traceable to its source – from the hive to the shelf. Our practices are sustainable to honour the purest natural state of Manuka honey and making sure that this extremely rare nectar is available for generations to come.”

Comvita’s Manuka Honey Products are UMF™ Certified
UMFTM (Unique Manuka Factor) is the only grading standard with independent testing of Manuka honey on its quality, purity and authenticity. The certification mark is only granted to genuine, monofloral Manuka honey from New Zealand, thus guaranteeing authenticity for Manuka honey users.

Comvita’s Manuka honey products contain only the very best of the hive’s healing power, tested for purity and potency in its own world-class accredited laboratory to meet and exceed the highest standards. Every batch of Comvita Manuka honey is tested for quality for over 30 times.

W Kuala Lumpur Appoints Volker Burth As Its New General Manager

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Sets the pulse for the team of hospitality disruptors by re-energizing the sought-after W experience with its innovative Whatever/Whenever philosophy

Marriott International, Inc. has announced the appointment of Volker Burth as its General Manager for W Kuala Lumpur replacing Christian Metzner who has moved to W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. W Kuala Lumpur made its debut in July 2018 – marking it the brand’s first foray into Malaysia.

Volker who is no stranger to the hospitality industry with 17 years under his belt is a well-rounded, passionate hotelier with five-star and luxury background in hotel operations management. Known as a hands-on and strategic leader with drive for excellence through enthusiasm and positive can do attitude, Volker will lead a band of disruptors ready to steal the scene as they deliver an infectious and electrifying experience to guests.

Dedicated to building strong teams within an organization and striving a proactive and guest focused style of leadership, Volker thrives with developing exceptional talents and bring their potentials to shine. Throughout the years his expertise in blending in various cultures and continents, Volker began his hospitality career with InterContinental Hotels Group completing assignments in Germany and United Kingdom. He then joined the Sheraton Hotel, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as Director of Food & Beverage in 2012 and subsequently moved to the flagship properties at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, Australia and W Bangkok, Thailand.

Born from the bold attitude and 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels, disrupted and redefined the hospitality scene for over two decades. Trailblazing its way around the globe, with nearly 60 hotels, W has defined expectations and breaking the norms of traditional luxury wherever the iconic W sign lands. With a mission to fuel guests’ lust for life, W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat.

Volker Burth
One the most dynamic and fastest growing cities in the world, Kuala Lumpur is a key hub for both business and leisure travel, additionally the hospitality industry is seen gearing up for a recovery, although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people travel, Volker is optimistic for a full recovery for the county, industry and the hotel.

Volker commented about his recent appointment, “I was fortunate to have been able to grow and travel in an industry for which I have a passion since an early age. Since joining the W Brand 6 years ago, being able to now take on the role to lead a young, vibrant and talented team is a dream come true and I am honoured to lead the team here at W Kuala Lumpur the most trendsetting hotel in town.”

Aiming to deliver an unexpected and exceptional stay for all guests and disruptors in town, the newly appointed General Manager will continue to bring the W culture and values that aren't just words; they've become a proud way of doing good business, as well as lead the formulation and implementation of strategies to deliver product and service excellence whilst building the loyal Brand know to bring What’s New and What’s Next. “It will be my mission alongside this great team to enhance the property's reputation as a leading accommodation of choice in the heart of the Golden Triangle,” he said.

Growth and development of the hotel are top of Volker’s priorities with the hotel set for its fourth year running re-opening post pandemic he promises to continue to inject the energy and never stop attitude into its associates and into the city while continuing the fantastic work by Christian Metzner since 2018 during the opening of W Kuala Lumpur.

“We want to also continue to bring guests closer to the music, design, fashion and fuel (the brand’s take on fitness and healthy lifestyle) scenes in Kuala Lumpur while providing insider access to what’s new/next and our signature Whatever/Whenever® service, delivering whatever guests want, whenever they want it, in this incredible city,” added Volker.

Pledge a healthy goal for your immunity: BiO-LiFE invites Malaysians to join the 21 Days Good Health By Yourself Immunity Challenge and win prizes worth more than RM46,000!

When the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, lives were lost as many became unsuspecting victims of the deadly virus. Because of this, people are now more aware of the importance of maintaining a robust immune system, either by equipping themselves with better protection, or by taking better care of their health.

Practicing healthy habits can help to build a stronger immune system, which acts as a “shield” to defend the body against any viral attacks. These habits include consuming a balanced diet that is rich in micro-nutrients, exercising or staying physically active regularly, or even setting aside time to relax and de-stress. However, this is easier said than done – keeping up with consistency over a long period of time may be daunting for some.

BiO-LiFE, a natural and holistic healthcare company with over 30 years of presence in Malaysia, invites Malaysians to rise above together with the 21 Days Good Health By Yourself (GHBY) Immunity Challenge!

Through this challenge, BiO-LiFE aims to help more Malaysians understand the importance of living healthily, so that we can build a stronger immune system in the face of continuous threats from contagious and evolving viruses. What’s more, the most creative participants who complete the challenge will stand a chance to win exciting prizes worth more than RM46,000 in total!

Balaji Rajagopal, General Manager - Malaysia & Singapore of MEGA BiO-LiFE expresses the company’s intention behind the introduction of the 21 Days GHBY Immunity Challenge: “Now, more than ever, immunity is something that we should not take for granted. With so many risks around us, it is crucial that we maintain our health and strengthen our immunity, so that we can stay protected. Through this challenge, we want to take the opportunity to encourage Malaysians to get active, stay healthy, and optimize their immunity!”

“Experts say that it takes 21 days to develop a habit. By challenging ourselves to stick to a new routine for 21 days, we might be able to break out of our comfort zones, or even pick up a new-and-improved lifestyle that contributes to our immunity! Whether it’s eating breakfast every day, walking 10,000 steps a day, or cutting down on half an hour of screen time daily – just select one challenge that best suits your goals! Even by yourself, it is possible to make a difference and enjoy good health,” continued Balaji Rajagopal.

From 1 June to 31 July 2022, pledge to achieve a goal through BiO-LiFE’s 21 Days GHBY Immunity Challenge! Simply choose a health challenge from one of the categories (diet, physical activity, or lifestyle) and share your progress across the span of 21 days on social media based on the timeline below:

Day 1 – Kick start
Share your personal challenge with the invitation card that will be sent after registering online. Encourage your friends and family to join together!

Day 7 & 14 – Progress update
Share your thoughts about your challenge to date, in either picture or video format.

Day 21 – Conclusion
End of challenge! Share your final outcome and thoughts after completing the challenge, such as the changes you’ve noticed, and whether you plan to continue this healthy habit.

Do make sure that posts related to the BiO-LiFE 21 Days GHBY Immunity Challenge fulfill the following criteria:
  • Posts are made public and shared through Facebook and/or Instagram;
  • Tag BiO-LiFE on Facebook @biolifemarketing and Instagram @biolifemy with the hashtags #21dayschallenge #MegaBiolifeGHBY #takechargeofyourwellness;
  • Add the sticker template you receive in the confirmation email to your photos or videos before posting them on your socials.

Best of all, the first 300 participants who completed the 21 Days GHBY Immunity Challenge will be selected as winners! However, to make things even more exciting, the most creative posts stand to win additional prizes worth more than RM46,000 in total:

Grand Prize (5 pax)
  • Langkawi Bella Vista Waterfront 3D2N worth RM810 (Bella Vista Suite, inclusive of breakfast, and 2x adult entry tickets to Splash Out Langkawi)

Special Prize (50 pax)
  • Touch n’ Go reload pin worth RM50
  • 1 month supply of BiO-LiFE Imunix

Consolation Prize (100 pax)
Touch n’ Go reload pin worth RM30
1 month supply of BiO-LiFE Imunix

Participation Prize (for participants who complete the 21-day challenge, 300 pax on first come first serve basis)
  • 1 month supply of BiO-LiFE Nat B Fizzy
  • 1 customized medal

Sign up for BiO-LiFE’s 21 Days Good Health By Yourself Immunity Challenge now! Get started here:

Amway Health And Wellness Holds Haute Couture Evening Celebration

Amway Malaysia welcomes over 4000 leaders and partners to its biggest ever National Leadership Event

Amway National Leadership Conference and Dinner 2022, the largest event with over 4000 leaders.

Amway Malaysia’s most anticipated event of the year, the National Leadership Conference and Dinner (NLCD) saw the gathering of over 4,000 Amway Business Owner (ABO) leaders from Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei for its first physical event after a two-year hiatus.

The event was filled glitz, glamour, fun and excitement with ABO leaders all dressed to impress, as they mingled and enjoyed a Paris Inspired Haute Couture evening The annual NLCD, a celebration to commemorate the efforts by the ABO leaders, witnessed their coming together in high spirit to celebrate their achievements as they take an entrepreneurship journey one notch higher while propagating a healthy lifestyle.

Malay Cultural Dance performance during the Amway National Leadership Conference and Dinner 2022.

After two years of hiatus, Mike Duong, Managing Director of Amway Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei said, “For two consecutive years, Amway leaders participated in the annual Virtual National Leadership Conference ("VNLC") from the safety and convenience of their homes. This year, we are very excited to finally reunite with everyone in person again. Furthermore, this is the biggest ever leadership conference hosted by Amway Malaysia with over 4,000 ABO leaders and business partners physically here, along with 500+ joining us virtually. These top ABO leaders’ mentor, service, and support almost one million customers and new entrepreneur seekers who made building the Amway business and healthier choices their personal goal.

We are also excited to share the destination for Amway Leadership Seminar (ALS) 2023 will be Paris - The City of Love and for Diamond Invitation (DI) 2023 will be Queenstown – The Adventure Capital of The World. Riding on the announce of ALS 2023 Paris destination, the MITEC convention hall was transformed to showcase Parisian landmarks, and monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and other prominent attractions. Attendees to the annual NLCD were entertained to an exciting evening with a variety of performances and delicious cuisine.

Hong Kong’s rising star, Kit Lam and Malaysian-born award-winning electric violinist, Dennis Lau with a powerful performance. 

The highlight of the night was a Paris Inspired Haute Couture Fashion Show curated by Starz Secret. Models strutted the runway adorning pieces from a wide array of fashion brands namely, CA Jewelry & Accessories, a Paris-themed brand; and Crisathena, a French luxury brand that creates beautifully sculptured timepieces. The celebration was further hyped with an outstanding performance by Dennis Lau, a renowned Malaysian-born musical prodigy and award-winning electric violinist and Kit Lam, a fresh talented singer and actor from Hong Kong.

Malay Cultural Dance performance during the Amway National Leadership Conference and Dinner 2022.

For the first time ever, award winning Qatar Airways, renowned hospitality groups: Pavillion Group as well as Marriott International, along with luxury watchmaker Crisathena collaborated with Amway Malaysia to give attendees amazing lucky draw prizes.

Models strutted the runway adorning pieces from a wide array of fashion brands namely, CA Jewelry & Accessories, a Paris-themed brand; and Crisathena, a French luxury brand.

Amway Malaysia is a leading Health and Wellness company that created income opportunities through entrepreneurship. To date, Amway has close to 900,000 ABOs and Amway Privileged Customers (APC) that contributed to the growth of Amway. Amway continues to help people live better, healthier lives by strategically and prudently investing in specific areas including ABO and APC-centric incentive programmes, product innovation and promotions, health-centric communities, as well as ease of doing business via digital platforms.

Nak Emas? Join Julie’s ‘I NUT EMAS’ Contest and stand a chance to win 100g Gold & Prizes worth RM100,000 in total!

  • The ‘I NUT EMAS’ Contest is Julie’s Peanut Butter Sandwich Biscuit first grand giveaway for the year and was inspired by the signature sandwich biscuit’s golden baked biscuit shape and buttery gold-like filling.
  • Contest is open to all Malaysians nationwide from 1 July to 15 August 2022, with the Grand Prize being a 100g gold worth RM30,000.

Founded in Melaka in 1985, Julie’s heritage-rich background and reputation built on quality and taste has been deeply rooted in the heart of every Malaysian. Julie’s biscuits have since then travelled all over the world with everyone sharing a bite of the variety of options the brand offers, including its signature Peanut Butter Sandwich Biscuit that is loved by many till today.

Tzy Horng Sai, Director of Julie’s Biscuits, attested that Julie’s Biscuits is more than just a biscuit company. “It’s also us making memories for every Malaysian, young and old, as they enjoy their favourite Julie’s products on all occasions,” he said.

“For as long as our 38 years of establishment, our Peanut Butter Sandwich Biscuit has always been a legacy, a must-have biscuit and snack in many Malaysians’ households. The aroma that emits from every packaging opened is iconic and ignites fond memories.”

The original and signature Julie’s Peanut Butter Sandwich Biscuit has a unique combination of sweet and savoury taste. The peanut butter cream filing is smooth, buttery, and fragrant, and pairs exceptionally well with the slightly salty, golden baked biscuit. It tastes great as a dipper biscuit or eaten alone.

Go Nuts with Julie’s ‘I NUT EMAS’ Contest!
To celebrate their 38th anniversary, Julie’s is proud to announce the ‘I NUT EMAS’ contest where customers can stand a chance to win prizes worth RM100,000 in total, with the Grand Prize being a 100g gold worth RM30,000.

Inspired from the Peanut Butter Sandwich Biscuit’s shape and gold-like appearance, the Julie’s ‘I NUT EMAS’ contest is a playful homophonous to the Bahasa Malaysia term ‘I WANT GOLD’. It is the brand’s fun way to incorporate the word ‘nut’ from ‘peanut’ and ‘want’ (‘nak’ in Bahasa Malaysia) into a tagline that all Malaysians could relate to.

How to Participate?
  • Between 1 July 2022 to 15 August 2022, purchase any pack size of Julie’s Peanut Butter Sandwich Biscuit worth RM5.00 and above in a single receipt.
  • Take a clear picture of the receipt. Ensure the store name, receipt date, receipt number, and product bought is clear in the photo.
  • Scan the QR code from point-of-sales material (e.g. poster), or visit to submit the receipt photo.
  • Remember to keep the original receipt as this would be required for winner verification!

The contest is opened to all Malaysians nationwide between 1 July 2022 to 15 August 2022. Purchases of Julie’s Peanut Butter Sandwich Biscuit can be made at any e-commerce or retailers as long as there is a valid receipt as proof of purchase.

In terms of prizes*, there will be –

Prizes & Description


Weekly Prizes

RM85 Touch ’n Go e-Wallet credit

396 winners
(66 winners x 6 weeks)

First Prize

10g Gold (worth RM3,000)

10 winners

Grand Prize

100g Gold (worth RM30,000)

1 winner

*Contest terms and conditions apply.

12 Out Of 2,000 Women Vie For Top Prize In Maggi’s Reality Show

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Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 Lines Up Celeb Mentors, Judges & Culinary Thrills

MAGGI® is returning with its six-episode reality show, Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2. From a pool of 2,000 women, 12 mentees made the cut to take on a series of culinary and entrepreneurial challenges for the grand champion title.

Set to surprise and excite, the Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 will showcase the endeavours of the mentees through various criteria and challenges, and be tested in the areas of Personal Growth, Business Acumen and Cooking Skills. Some notable challenges which the mentees will experience include the preparation of their signature dish and re-invention of an authentic Malaysian dish with unique ingredients! Beyond culinary challenges, mentees were also tasked to observe elements such as food sustainability, business viability as well as leveraging on content creation for social media platforms.

The reality show returns with its three prominent MAGGI® Mentors - Food Enthusiast and Brand Ambassador of MAGGI® CukupRasa, Datin Paduka Eina Azman; Director, Producer, Actress and Owner of The Dim Sum Place, Sheila Rusly; and Entrepreneur Icon and Owner of My Mum’s Bakery, Anne Idris - who will nurture the 12 mentees throughout the reality series in various Feedback Mentorship Sessions. For Season 2, the series will feature four celebrity guest judges - Stacy Anam, Betty Rahmad, Aisya J, and Chef Sherson Lian.

Speaking about Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2, Geetha Balakrishna, Business Executive Officer of MAGGI®, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad said, “We are excited to showcase the second season of the reality show to help further upskill and empower more women in terms of enhancing their business acumen, whilst providing them with a platform to both shine and achieve their dreams. Watch how the mentees step outside their comfort zones, undergo hurdles, build their self-confidence, and grow guided by MAGGI’s experienced Mentors and our new line-up of celebrity guest judges!”

“The MAGGI reality show aims to showcase and celebrate the mentees’ transformational journey in growing a food business to inspire women to take the leap of faith and embark on something new, ushering in positive change and improvement into their lives. We have witnessed discernible transformation in the mentees who won in the first season, and how they have truly inspired and impacted the lives of many others too,” said Geetha on their journey.

Aside from receiving a seed capital of RM8,000, the grand winner of the Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 will undergo an intensive 8-week mentorship programme with entrepreneur icon, Anne Idris, focusing on upscaling a food business, managing cost efficiencies and branding strategies. The Second and Third place winners will receive a seed capital of RM5,000 each.

Resipi Berani MAGGI® is a culmination of the Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI®, which aims to inspire more women to step out of their comfort zones, embracing the ‘Tak Kenal, Tak Cinta’ (‘Never Try, Never Know’) spirit. The programme is hosted in partnership between MAGGI® and Google Malaysia, featuring a series of Bengkel Online Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI® focusing on building self-confidence, improving business skills through digital upskilling and enhancing cooking skills. The 12 finalists of Resipi Berani MAGGI® were selected from a pool of over 2,000 women who participated in the series of upskilling workshops in 2021.

Speaking on her journey with the Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI® campaign since its inception in 2020, Datin Paduka Eina Azman said, “I have personally witnessed many transformational journeys and growth stories through the Program Mentor Wanita Cukup Berani MAGGI® and I’m truly honoured to be the Brand Ambassador for MAGGI® CukupRasa. I’m delighted that this programme has supported many women especially throughout the pandemic, and will continue to play its part to provide more women with the right guidance, mentorship and skills training for them to establish themselves as an entrepreneur.”

The 12 mentees who made it as finalists in the Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 comprise home-based food business owners - Anastasia Maigi (Sabah), Kalarani D/O Subramaniam (Putrajaya), Mellony Anak Stephen (Sarawak), Nazrina binti Zamani (Selangor), Noraslinda binti Rusli (Selangor), Norli binti Mohd Azmi (Selangor), Kentila D/O Veerayah (Selangor), Nur Syahidah Aimullah binti Abdul Rahim (Kedah), Nurul ‘Syaza Shahirah binti A. Samsuddin (Malacca), Nurul Hajar Ismail (Johor), Rozana Sari binti Roslan (Pahang) and Suzaimi binti Zahari (Terengganu).

The upcoming Resipi Berani MAGGI® Season 2 reality show will be aired at 5.00 pm every Friday for 6 weeks, beginning 8 July on MAGGI®’s YouTube channel ( maggimalaysia)

Vietjet’s seven new international routes from Da Nang to South Korea, India and Singapore commences July

Vietjet opens up seven new international routes connecting Da Nang with Singapore, South Korea and India. In bid to connect more people to more places, these new services will commence from July 2022 onwards, with a total of four to seven return flights slotted per week.

Aside from a direct flight into Singapore, the other new routes include Busan in South Korea and New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bangalore in India. As the travel industry slowly returns back to normal, Vietjet is all set to offer more choices in terms of routes and destinations to meet increasing demand.

Earlier this year, Vietjet also introduced four new services between Vietnam and India – from Hanoi to New Delhi/Mumbai and from Ho Chi Minh City to New Delhi/Mumbai. Following the success of these routes, Vietjet has plans to launch two more routes connecting the island city of Phu Quoc with New Delhi and Mumbai in September 2022.

The announcement was made during the Da Nang Investment Forum 2022, graced by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. At the Forum, Vietjet also announced plans to paint Da Nang’s tourism symbol on its fleet to promote the city’s image globally.

"Da Nang is one of Vietnam’s top attractive destinations for international tourists. In fact, Vietjet has transported nearly 22 million passengers to and from Da Nang to date and currently operates 8 domestic and 5 international routes to and from Da Nang. We believe that the new routes announced will continue to contribute towards opening up more opportunities and boost Vietnam’s economy, trade and business investment between Da Nang and other Vietnamese cities and regional destinations." said Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thanh Son.

With many new routes connecting Da Nang with the world, as well as the “Central heritage road”, Vietjet has constantly opened up more routes and will not stop offering more flight options with diversified flight schedules and memorable experiences for passengers aboard its new and modern fleet of planes.

As for Covid-19 travel rules, Vietnam has lifted the arrival regulations and travelers can enjoy a complete pre-pandemic travel experience upon arrival in Vietnam. The S-shaped country is more than ready to welcome international travelers to visit and explore its magnificent scenery.

Personal Digital Assistant to Help You Get Fit In 97 Workout Modes

Ladies, are you looking for the ideal smartwatch for yourself? Of course, why should boys have all the fun? Every smartwatch has its own features that makes it irresistible. The different varieties of features might assist you to pick what you need right now. Is it about keeping track with your health status? Is it easy access to your notifications? Do you frequently miss important phone calls, notifications, and alarms? Or is it simply to keep up with the rest of the world?

HUAWEI has got one for you.

Unlike the previous generation, HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 now brings more possibilities with the addition of a speaker. Bluetooth calling[1], music on the go[2], audio fitness coach – these fine additions will make smart living possible, elevating the wrist experience.

As a noteworthy mention, the HUAWEI Health App offers a wide range of ways to promote a healthy lifestyle. Users can customise a training plan, including daily steps, workouts, standing hours and more, which the app will remind them of every day, and offer positive feedback to keep users feeling good about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Made for daily use, it is HUAWEI’s first smartwatch with an animated personal trainer, which offers one-on-one personal training across seven workout courses including strength training, abdominal circuits and more.

Apart from all these, what makes the HUAWEI WATCH Fit 2 a powerful contender in the smart wearables segment is its solid health and fitness tracking features. The smartwatch tracks a range of health data, with HUAWEI’s upgraded Huawei TruSeen 5.0 heart rate monitoring technology accurately measuring users’ heart rate BPM and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2)[3]; and the ability to track sleep patterns.[4] Not only that, it can also track blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), stress levels and menstrual cycles4, helping users stay on top of physical and mental wellbeing, at all times of the month.

You will want a smartwatch that will help you stay connected conveniently. The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 includes a speaker as well as a microphone. Your phone calls can be promptly pushed to your watch no matter where you are. You may answer and end calls using the smartwatch instead of your smartphone.1 If you are occupied, you can instantly respond with a short message with a single tap.[5]

Price starting from RM599, it comes with vivid colourways including Isle Blue, Midnight Black, Sakura Pink and Moon White.

Get two (2) HUAWEI Watch Fit 2 Active Edition and get RM100 OFF*, promotion ends on 30 June 2022. Grab yours now!

In addition, get the HUAWEI Watch Fit 2 Classic Edition from 18 June to 18 July and you can get RM50 OFF*!

Available nationwide at HUAWEI Official Website, HUAWEI Experience Stores and participating HUAWEI Partner Stores such as HUAWEI Flagship Store on Lazada and HUAWEI Official Store on Shopee. Visit HUAWEI Official Website and HUAWEI Official Facebook Page for more information on HUAWEI WATCH Fit 2.

*Terms and conditions apply. While stocks last.

[1] This feature is only supported when the watch is connected with a smartphone.
[2] iOS does not support music syncing. This feature (Store up to 5,000 songs ) is available via OTA updates.
[3] Oxygen saturation (SpO2) is the proportion of oxygen-saturated hemoglobin relative to total haemoglobin in the blood, i.e. the concentration of blood oxygen in the blood. Monitoring data and results are for reference only, and should not be used for diagnostic or medical purposes.
[4] This product is not a medical device. Monitoring data and results are for reference only, and should not be used for diagnostic or medical purposes.
[5] SMS quick replies are only supported on mobile phones running Android 7.0 or later.

Live Smarter and Better With SmartThings Home Life

Our homes are where our daily lives take place. In a home, we prepare meals, relax and unwind, take care of our pets and family and create memories. Now, thanks to innovations in technology, consumers can transform a house into a connected space that adapts to and enhances their unique lifestyles. At a time when turning a house into a home is more valued than ever, Samsung Electronics’ SmartThings Home Life provides an all-in-one service to help users live easier and more comfortable everyday lives.

A Connected Home System

SmartThings Home Life delivers smarter and more seamless experiences across various home appliances, such as TVs, refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners, by connecting them in a single platform. Simply by talking to Bixby, users can operate all of their home appliances in a way that’s easier than ever before. For instance, automating your everyday tasks is quick and convenient in the SmartThings app. By setting these tasks as Routines in the app, you can eliminate the hassle of repeating these daily tasks yourself, such as manually adjusting the settings for loads of laundry or turning on the air purifier every time you open a window. Now, you can experience a better, smarter way to live each day with the SmartThings Home Life’s customized home service, tailored just for you. Read on to learn more about how SmartThings Home Life elevates any situation in your daily life to be smarter, safer and more convenient.

Indulge in a Delicious Dinner for One

After a long week at the office, I decided to pick up some beef tenderloin for myself on my way home. When I return home, I’m unsure of what I want to cook, so I say, “Hi Bixby, find me some recipes with beef tenderloin.” After hearing a few options, I choose the recipe that sounds the most appetizing and begin cooking right away. According to Bixby, the key to this dish is properly roasting the meat. I use the Sensor Cook to sear the tenderloin to medium. The kitchen hood turns on automatically as soon as I start using the induction, so I continue to cook without worrying about any lingering odors in the house. I know I’m not the most talented chef, but I feel great about cooking a perfectly seared steak. [1]

Before I start eating, I open the window to feel the spring breeze. As I plate my meal, SmartThings Cooking recommends me a wine that complements the steak, and the air purifier turns on after analyzing the air coming through the window. After taking pictures of my first successfully cooked meal, I take a sip of wine. It feels as if the fatigue from an exhausting week just melts away.[2]

SmartThings Cooking
SmartThings Cooking is a service that helps any user easily prepare meals like a professional chef. Thanks to an interactive cooking guide that reads out recipes and sends instructions to kitchen appliances, users can solely focus on cooking without the need to dig through recipe books while handling food. Going even further for convenience, users can enjoy high-quality cuisine by simply scanning the bar code on a meal kit. SmartThings Cooking will help users prepare their meals through connected kitchen appliances. In addition, by scanning the labels on meat packages, SmartThings Cooking can recommend different recipes and tips on storage methods. Users can also scan wine labels to save them to a wine list, keep track of their inventory and get recipe recommendations that pair well with each wine. [3]

SmartThings Air Care
SmartThings Air Care is a service that provides a complete air care solution using your home appliances, such as air conditioners and air purifiers. You can breathe easy with the Air Quality Keeper, which monitors and controls the air quality in your home automatically. The app also recommends air purification methods to maintain healthy indoor air quality based on current conditions. Whether you’re relaxing in the living room on a dusty day or preparing a feast in the kitchen, users can always have fresh, breathable air without ever opening a window or pressing a button.[4]

Take Care of Your Pet From a Distance

These days, due to an important project at work, I haven’t always been able to make it home on time. I’m worried about my pet, Max, who has been spending more time alone at home. Thankfully, whenever I miss him, I open the SmartThings app to check on him. In the past, the app alerted me that Max frequently barked while alone, but these alerts have decreased after he went through training sessions with the vet. I’m proud of him for doing so well by himself at home. I turn on the lights and TV with the app in the evening so Max doesn’t feel lonely. It looks like I’ll be working overtime again today, so I fill up Max’s dinner in his bowl through a feeder in advance.[5]

Suddenly, a SmartThings Home Care notification pops up from my parents’ house. I turn on my parent’s Jet Bot AI camera to look around, discovering that my mom tripped on the kitchen floor. I immediately call her, and she says that she cried out for help when she fell and couldn’t get up afterward. Thankfully, she says that she wasn’t hurt. This weekend, I will definitely take some time to visit her with Max.[6]

SmartThings Pet Care
SmartThings Pet Care creates a customized environment for any pet using your connected home devices. For instance, your air conditioner can be set to an optimal temperature depending on your pet’s breed, and your air purifier can effectively clean your pet’s fur from the air. Users can also turn on the TV or some music to keep your pets company while they are alone at home, creating a stable and safe environment for the pet no matter where the owner is. In addition, users can receive notifications when their pets bark or review the notification history to identify any possible signs of separation anxiety.[7]

SmartThings Home Care
SmartThings Home Care’s Family Care service provides a sense of security for any home. For instance, when the Jet Bot AI detects a family member shouting, “Hi Bixby, please help,” it immediately sends an alert to the other family members. Users can then search all over the house using the camera on the robot vacuum cleaner or contact another family member to help handle the situation. With safety at its core, SmartThings Home Care’s Family Care service can help alleviate concerns about leaving any family members alone in the house.[8]

Keep Your Golf Clothes Lasting Longer

I like to spend all of my Sundays playing golf with my friends. After playing a round, I always come home and store my brand-new golf shoes in the ShoeDresser to keep them nice and clean. The shoes are comfortable, so I want to keep them in good condition and wear them the next time I play 18 holes. After putting away my shoes, I go to the dressing room and put my golf wear in the AirDresser. SmartThings Clothing Care recommends a wash cycle perfect for the fabric of my golf shirts and pants. I save this cycle as ‘My Golf Care’. From there, I use the time I saved to organize the rest of my gear. I always feel recharged after spending the weekend playing golf, and it gives me full energy to start another week. [9]

SmartThings Clothing Care
SmartThings Clothing Care is a service that makes properly caring for clothes fun and easy. The service learns your specific habits based on the time, day and weather. From there, SmartThings Clothing Care suggests appropriate clothing care tips for the washer, dryer, AirDresser and ShoeDresser suitable for your clothes and shoes. This service provides holistic, integrated care for your wardrobe, depending on each piece’s use or purpose. Often, properly caring for clothes is a difficult task. By saving and naming these clothing recommendations as an automated course in the SmartThings app, you can ensure your clothing lasts without remembering all the fine details. Going beyond quality care, you can also manage your clothes like a pro using the recommendations provided to maximize the synergy of your clothing care appliances.[10]

Celebrate Spring With a Deep Clean

As the weather gets warmer, I always bring in the new season with some spring cleaning. I start by planting some flowers and washing my winter blankets. A couple of days ago, the SmartThings app notified me to replace my air purifier filters. The filters arrived just in time, so I replace them right away. I feel very productive, as I’ve knocked out an important task on my spring cleaning checklist. Then, I vacuum away the dust in every corner of my house. I celebrate a job well done by lying on my sofa with a glass of cool water, feeling fully refreshed. I look forward to the upcoming spring season[11].

SmartThings Home Care
SmartThings Home Care is a service that not only keeps tabs on all of your Samsung home appliances, but also responds to and helps prevent problems by predicting them in advance. For instance, the app sends you an early freeze risk alert when the weather becomes rapidly cold. It also offers a defrost guide and recommends you to use your air conditioner’s diagnostic functions as the weather warms up. Additionally, the service checks the status of any replaceable components in real time, sending you a notification when a replacement is required and streamlining your process to purchase a replacement. With SmartThings Home Care’s friendly chatbot service and its step-by-step response guide, users can troubleshoot home appliance issues independently without relying on a repairman for simple tasks. [12]

Save Energy Today for a Better Tomorrow

I’m very passionate about saving the environment — I carry a tumbler instead of a disposable cup, I use an eco-bag to avoid plastic bags and I eat a vegan diet. Recently, I’ve been exploring other ways to reduce my carbon footprint, so I have been looking into managing the energy consumption of my home appliances. With SmartThings Energy, I can check how much energy each device uses, control its energy consumption and receive tips on reducing energy usage for my most used devices. The best part is the AI Saving Mode, which automatically switches my devices to Energy Saving Mode before they reach a preset usage target. I hope my efforts, whether big or small, can help build a sustainable future.[13]

SmartThings Energy
SmartThings Energy allows users to take control of their energy consumption by providing real-time, detailed and accurate information on where and how energy is used within their home. The service measures energy levels in kilowatt-hours and cost over time, so any user can easily understand how much energy a device uses. The app also offers specific tips on reducing energy usage and encourages users to integrate eco-conscious activities into their day-to-day lives. Additionally, turning on AI Saving Mode helps reduce your energy usage by automatically switching your devices to Energy Saving Mode once they reach a certain energy use.[14]

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Antabax and R.E.A.L Kids Partner to Reduce the Spread of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

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While Hand, Foot and Mouth Diseases (HFMD) is on the downtrend in Malaysia with 106,477 cases reported as of 18 June 2022, it is still an approximately 39 fold increase compared to the 2,710 cases[1] reported for the same period last year, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a very contagious common illness which typically affects children below 5 years of age, although adults and older children can also be infected.

HFMD is highly transmissible, and childcare settings are the most common places for HFMD to be contracted because of toilet training, diaper changes, and the fact that children often put their hands into their mouths.

What can we as parents do to keep the little ones safer?

To accompany Malaysian parents in combating HFMD, Antabax, Malaysia's leading Halal anti-bacterial personal care brand is partnering with R.E.A.L Kids, the country’s largest owner-operated kindergarten chain with 45 centres and 3,600 students nationwide by equipping students, teachers and staff with Antabax care kits for on-the-go personal hygiene, and creative education materials to raise understanding of the dos and don’ts of HFMD.

“As a leading brand in hygiene and sanitation solution for consumers, Antabax is committed to providing regular education and continuous access to strengthen healthy and hygenic habits, and together creating a healthier and cleaner community. Good personal care, good hygiene especially hand hygiene may help prevent the spread of HFMD. Through Antabax product solutions, we trust that parents and teachers play an important role in teaching children to wash or sanitise their hands frequently before and after eating, as well as before and after going to the toilet, after group activities or touching suspect surfaces, and avoid sharing or touching other children, sharing water bottles, food or toys[2]. Provide your child with their own sanitiser and show them how to use it, and when to use it too! Clean hands keep us safe,” says Chua Su Fee, Marketing Manager from Antabax. She further remarked that this activity is only the beginning of Antabax’s long-term commitment to continuously contribute and bring a positive impact on Malaysian families.

Speaking on the partnership with Antabax, Ng Ming-yan, Operations Manager at R.E.A.L Kids says, “We are glad to partner with Antabax once again, as the brand continues to educate and raise awareness on infectious diseases that affect children in a creative and timely manner. We would also remind parents to reinforce good hygiene behavior at home, and to wipe down their little ones’ belongings to reduce the spread. Always remind your child to keep their hands away from their mouth, and if they are unwell do not send them to school but take them to a clinic or hospital for diagnosis[3].”

Antabax will be sharing educational materials and tips on reducing the spread of HFMD, which will be distributed to all R.E.A.L Kids students nationwide. Content includes creative discussion and activities sheets for students developed by teachers and caregivers on reducing the risk of HFMD. The brand continues its role as an enabler to encourage parents, students and teachers to get back in action by emphasizing good personal hygiene practices, which is in-line with its #BaxInAction theme.

The brand will be contributing its products including antibacterial sanitizer spray, bar soap and antibacterial wipes which able to kill 99.9% of germs and give parents peace of mind about their child’s hygiene.

A promotional voucher that can be used on Antabax products purchase is provided to support parents in making their next Antabax purchase.


Samsung Unveils ISOCELL Image Sensor with Industry’s Smallest 0.56μm Pixel

  • The 200MP HP3’s 12% smaller pixels can reduce camera module area by 20%
  • The Super QPD solution enables more accurate and quicker auto-focusing

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, introduced the 200MP ISOCELL HP3, the image sensor with the industry’s smallest 0.56-micrometer (μm)-pixels.

“Samsung has continuously led the image sensor market trend through its technology leadership in high resolution sensors with the smallest pixels,” said JoonSeo Yim, executive vice president of sensor business team at Samsung Electronics. “With our latest and upgraded 0.56μm 200MP ISOCELL HP3, Samsung will push on to deliver epic resolutions beyond professional levels for smartphone camera users.”

Epic Resolution Beyond Pro Levels
Since its first 108MP image sensor roll-out in 2019, Samsung has been leading the trend of next-generation, ultra-high-resolution camera development. Through the steady launch of new image sensors and advancements in performance, the company is once again forging ahead with the 0.56μm 200MP ISOCELL HP3.

The ISOCELL HP3, with a 12 percent smaller pixel size than the predecessor’s 0.64μm, packs 200 million pixels in a 1/1.4” optical format, which is the diameter of the area that is captured through the camera lens. This means that the ISOCELL HP3 can enable an approximately 20 percent reduction in camera module surface area, allowing smartphone manufacturers to keep their premium devices slim.

The ISOCELL HP3 comes with a Super QPD auto-focusing solution, meaning that all of the sensor’s pixels are equipped with auto-focusing capabilities. In addition, Super QPD uses a single lens over four-adjacent pixels to detect the phase differences in both horizontal and vertical directions. This paves way for a more accurate and quicker auto focusing for smartphone camera users.

The sensor also allows users to take videos in 8K at 30 frames-per-second (fps) or 4K at 120fps, with minimal loss in the field of view when taking 8K videos. Combined with the Super QPD solution, users can take movie-like cinematic footage with their mobile devices.

Ultimate Low Light Experience through ‘Tetra2pixel’
The ISOCELL HP3 also provides an ultimate low-light experience, with the Tetra2pixel technology that combines four pixels into one to transform the 0.56μm 200MP sensor into a 1.12μm 50MP sensor, or a 12.5MP sensor with 2.24μm-pixels by combining 16 pixels into one. The technology enables the sensor to simulate a large-sized pixel sensor to take brighter and more vibrant shots even in dimmed environments, like in-doors or during nighttime.

To maximize the dynamic range of the mobile image sensor, the ISOCELL HP3 adopts an improved Smart-ISO Pro feature. The technology merges image information made from the two conversion gains of Low and High ISO mode to create HDR images. The upgraded version of the technology comes with a triple ISO mode – Low, Mid, and High – that further widens the sensor’s dynamic range. In addition, the improved Smart-ISO Pro enables the sensor to express images in over 4- trillion colors (14-bit color depth), 64 times more colors than the predecessor’s 68 billion (12-bit). Furthermore, by supporting staggered HDR along with Smart-ISO Pro, the ISOCELL HP3 can switch between the two solutions depending on the filming environment to produce high-quality HDR images.

Samples of the Samsung ISOCELL HP3 are currently available, and mass production is set to begin this year.
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