Pertabalan Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah

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Get Help from USJ Optometrist for Color Blindness Problem

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Are you able to identify all the numbers from above photo?
Fun fact
  • Above test that has been around for more than 100 years is called as Ishihara's Test and it is the most well known color blindness test. Each of his tests consists of a set of colored dotted plates, each of them showing either a number or a path. 
  • Since then this is the most widely used color vision deficiency test and still used by most optometrists and ophthalmologists all around the world.There are other color blindness tests available, but none of them is as famous as the Ishihara plates. 
  • It is also well known, that even people with normal color vision sometimes struggle with this test.

So what is color blindness? Is all people with color blind only see black and white? Even though it's called color blindness, this visual impairment is not as simple as just seeing black and white. There are three types of color blindness, namely

  • Red-Green Color Blindness is the most common types of hereditary color blindness are due to the loss or limited function of red cone (known as protan) or green cone (deutran) photopigments. 
  • Blue-Yellow Color Blindness is rarer than red-green color blindness. Blue-cone (tritan) photopigments are either missing or have limited function.
  • Complete color blindness is people with complete color blindness (monochromacy) and they don’t experience color at all and the clearness of their vision (visual acuity) may also be affected. 

Treatment for Color Blindness
There is no known cure for color blindness at the moment. However, there are special contact lenses and glasses that may help. ChromaGen consisting of contact lenses and special glasses with specific color filters that help to enhance the color tone and make it easier to distinguish defective colors. 

ChromaGen can help all color vision deficiency to pass the Ishihara test in medical exam, JPJ driving theory test, university entrance test and even police & army test. 

Where to get it?
The help is available in USJ Optometrist, they have ready stock which you can get them immediately on the same day you visit them. It's better to make an appointment just to make sure they are open, many color vision deficiency have gone to them for urgent help. 

 28, Ground Floor, Jalan USJ 10/1E, 
Taipan Business Centre
47620 Subang Jaya
 Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: +60380119038
Email/ Facebook: usjoptometrist@yahoo.com
Business Hour: Monday to Saturday (11.00 am to 9.00 pm)
Sunday (11.00 am - 7.00 pm)

Malaysia Airlines and TUI Launch MHholidays

(Second from L to R) Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Operations Officer, Ahmad Luqman bin Mohd Azmi, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Yang Berhormat Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar bin Wan Chik, and TUI Group Executive Board member, Frank Rosenberger at the MHholidays launch event, at Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur
Earlier this week, Malaysia Airlines together with TUI; the world’s number one tourism group; launched MHholidays. MHholidays is the latest travel marketplace by Malaysia Airlines that allows travelers to tailor-make their holidays with the combination of flights and hotels.

The launch event was held at Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur and attended by Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Yang Berhormat Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar bin Wan Chik, Malaysia Airlines Group Operations Officer, Ahmad Luqman bin Mohd Azmi and TUI Group Executive Board member, Frank Rosenberger.

For every kind of traveler; experienced or new, young or old, MHholidays makes it quick and easy to discover suitable travel options. With over 5000 hotels and more than 50 destinations worldwide to choose from, travelers can unlock exclusive and affordable deals from Malaysia Airlines and save up to 80% off on hotels.

Malaysia Airlines’ Group Chief Operations Officer, Ahmad Luqman bin Mohd Azmi said, “Planning for your travels can be overwhelming and that’s why MHholidays bundles its offerings by having over 5000 accommodation partners ranging from budget hostels to luxury suites such as Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, and more. It is Malaysia Airlines’ commitment to constantly improve its customers’ user-experience. Hence, travelers will find it easy to search, filter, and compare flights and hotels to find the perfect holiday package that best suit their needs. In addition to that, travelers who book packages on MHholidays will also earn Enrich miles on every flight portion; allowing them to contribute to future holidays. In the future, MHholidays will also be expanding beyond flights and hotels to include ground transfers, tours and more.”

Meanwhile, Frank Rosenberger Member of the TUI Group Executive Board responsible for IT and Future Markets said, “We are delighted to team up with Malaysia Airlines to launch MHholidays. Not only will Malaysian travelers benefit from a vast array of new holiday opportunities via our Global Distribution Network, Malaysia Airlines will also reach new customer segments and generate additional revenue. At TUI, we create unforgettable moments for customers across the world and make their dreams come true – these holidays are also available in Asia, now”.

To celebrate the launch, MHholidays will be running a social media contest on Instagram from today until 6 August 2019.

Those interested can send in photos of their recent holidays or trip with Malaysia Airlines on Instagram, complete the caption “I deserve a dream holiday experience with Malaysia Airlines because...” and then tag @malaysiaairlines as well as include the hashtags #MalaysiaAirlines #MHholidays & #HolidayswithMalaysiaAirlines.

The winner with the most unique caption and most likes will stand a chance to win amazing prizes of a packaged flight and 5-star hotel stay in Bangkok, Kota Kinabalu or Penang, as well as 5x consolation prizes of a Junior Suite stay at Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur.

Log on to holidays.malaysiaairlines.com for more information.

BIMB Holdings Berhad Group Continuously Recognised And Top Ranked

R to L: Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, Chairman of BIMB Holdings Berhad receiving the award from PwC Building Trust Awards 2019 judge Nadiah Wan
BIMB Holdings Berhad’s (BHB) was recently selected as top 20 finalists in PwC Malaysia's Building Trust Awards 2019. It is an award which recognises Malaysian companies that make strides in building trust through their communications and interactions with stakeholders.

Selection of the finalists was made based on the quality of BHB integrated annual report benchmarked against the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) Framework together with the measurement of trust perception via assessment of leadership trust and poll from the public. No submissions or nominations were accepted for this award.

Meanwhile, for the first time, BHB’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (“Bank Islam”), has emerged top of the Bloomberg’s Global Sukuk league table from its 27th position (as at the end of 2018) in the first half of this year. It garnered a 17.31 per cent of the Global Sukuk market share, having successfully arranged landmark deals which raised a total of USD$5.15 billion (RM21.02 billion) worth of Sukuk.

Bank Islam also led the Bloomberg’s Malaysian Capital Market league table for the first time in the first half of the year in the category of issuances of Malaysian Bonds and Malaysian Ringgit Islamic Sukuk. As of 30 June 2019, its market share in the Malaysian Bonds and Malaysian Ringgit Islamic Sukuk stood at 34.71 per cent and 38.28 per cent respectively.

BIMB Investment Management Berhad (BIMB Investment), a full-fledged Islamic fund management company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank Islam providing Shariah- environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment products and services to individual and corporate investors, was also awarded the ESG Asset Manager of the Year 2019 Award by The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2019. The award is in recognition of its significant contributions and achievements in ESG, sustainability and asset management in Asia.

Bank Islam’s journey in ESG and sustainable investing started in 2015. Within four years, ESG efforts by the bank have gained traction and valued as an essential criterion in measuring the bank’s value, alongside fundamental analysis of its finances.

Chairman of BIMB Holdings Berhad, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang said: “We are indeed very proud of the achievements of our subsidiaries. I wish to extend our sincere appreciation to all stakeholders as these landmark achievements would not be possible without their trust and support. We shall continue to strive and deliver financing solutions to our clients, not only in the Islamic capital markets space but also in Islamic Finance in general.”

Malaysia’s Favourite British Singer, Ed Sheeran Sets Yet Another Spotify Streaming Record with 69m Monthly Listeners

 
English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has racked up yet another streaming record by surpassing a staggering 69 million (m) monthly listeners on Spotify, and is on course to soon hit 70 million.

The personable pop star, who leads the way with 69m monthly listeners on the world’s largest streaming service, has seen a spike in ‘Sheerios’ – as his fans are known – in the past month. The new record coincides with the 12th July release of one of the most anticipated albums of 2019: his ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’.

Ed Sheeran has always been a favourite among Malaysians. Besides earning bragging rights for Malaysia’s Most Streamed Artist of 2017, his album, ÷ (Divide) was also named the Most Streamed Album of the Year, clocking 3.1 billion streams worldwide. More than that, 12,000 of his concert tickets for the Malaysian leg of his ÷ (Divide) Tour were all snapped up in just 30 minutes!

Sulinna Ong, UK Head of Artist & Label Services and Acting Head of Music Culture & Editorial at Spotify says: “Ed Sheeran is an undisputed international superstar, so it’s really no surprise he and the Atlantic UK team are enjoying such success. He and his team were eager to leverage Spotify’s discovery capabilities to reach fans across our nearly 80 markets around the world and make No. 6 Collaborations Project even more of a global sensation. From prominent out-of-home advertising and exclusive listening parties across key markets, to a custom playlist featuring in-depth track-by-track interviews, this was a holistic campaign that was thought through at every angle.

“Further, given the collaborative and cross-genre nature of the album, the music was uniquely positioned to target an especially wide array of listeners -- both fans of Ed, and the many featured artists -- and music from his album landed in more than 800 official Spotify playlists, an incredible and rare feat.

“Ed and his team deserve every bit of the credit they’ve earned, and given the very strong early indications, we’re excited to see how the album continues to resonate with listeners throughout the summer and beyond.”

Ed’s latest album is a more R&B/hip-hop-leaning record than its predecessor, it sees the superstar collaborating with the likes of Justin Bieber, Stormzy, Eminem, 50 Cent, Camila Cabello, Chance The Rapper, Travis Scott, Cardi B and Khalid.

The hitmaker is no stranger to breaking Spotify records. The release of Divide (styled ÷) set a new high for first-day streams for an album (56M+ streams) and ‘Shape of You’ set the record for best one day streams for a track at the time of release (10M+ streams).

On the first day of the release, songs from ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ claimed five of the Top 10 tracks worldwide on Spotify. The biggest track from the album, the previously released ‘I Don’t Care’ (with Justin Bieber) was Spotify’s second biggest song worldwide on its release day.

Bank Islam Teams Up with Fintech Players in Cashless Payment Services

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Encik Azrin Hadi, Chief Executive Officer, BerryPay (second from left) and Encik Adi Asri Baharom, Head of Treasury, Bank Islam (second from right) after signing the MoU between Bank Islam and BerryPay, witnessed by (left) Dato’ Dr Mohd Daud Bakar, Chairman, BerryPay and Encik Mohd Muazzam Mohamed, CEO of Bank Islam (right).
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (“Bank Islam”) recently signed memorandum of understanding with two financial technology (“Fintech”) firms namely BerryPay (M) Sdn. Bhd. (“BerryPay”) and KiplePay Sdn. Bhd. (“KiplePay”) to offer new convenience of financial transaction through mobile remittance and e-wallet platform.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Encik Mohd Muazzam Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Bank Islam, Dato Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar, Chairman of BerryPay and Encik Tan Kay Yen, CEO of KiplePay.

BerryPay will provide mobile remittance services to serve foreign worker account holders by bridging them through a unique e-banking system of pseudo bank accounts to other banked and non-banked recipients and vice-versa. Partnering with Bank Islam, BerryPay aims to provide end-to-end foreign worker onboarding for plantations, peer to peer fund transfers, as well as cross-border payments for its customers.

Meanwhile, KiplePay is a licensed Bank Negara Malaysia e-wallet issuer where it operates on two fronts, namely a cashless payment gateway for the business and e-wallet for consumers. From this partnership, KiplePay and Bank Islam aim to empower the cashless communities further especially in the education sector and support the huge growth in payments for the e- commerce industry. As a start, KiplePay will introduce a new payment channel for Bank Islam via QR, the ability to do mobile reloads as well in-app marketing to users.

Encik Mohd Muazzam Mohamed said, “These partnership with BerryPay and KiplePay are a testament to the transformation in becoming digital Islamic bank of choice by end 2021. We are creating partnerships that are aimed to enhance customer experience and further drive the country’s cashless society and financial inclusion agenda.”

Mr. Ricky Lew, Head of Business Development, KiplePay (second from left), Encik Mohd Noor Jab, Head of Deposits & Cash Management, Bank Islam (second from right) after signing the MoU between Bank Islam and KiplePay, witnessed by (left) Mr. Tan Kay Yen, Chief Executive Officer of KiplePay and Encik Mohd Muazzam Mohamed, CEO of Bank Islam (right).
BerryPay is a cross-border virtual banking platform that encourages financial inclusion of an otherwise unbanked segment in Indonesia, other south Asian countries and the rest of the world. It aims to be a more accessible platform for remittances and cross-border payments. Through the partnership with Bank Islam, BerryPay envisions to extend its solution capability to users in Malaysia with the need to perform cross-border transactions seamlessly in the palm of their hands.

On the other hand, KiplePay will not just accelerate the cashless ecosystem at the university level but will also support Bank Islam and their online merchants in the B2B space through the enhancement in Bank Islam’s gateway solution, supporting the immense growth within the e- commerce and online transactions industry.

“Leveraging on a modernised payment gateway, Bank Islam’s merchants are able to customise the payment page, have fast and easy settlement while enjoying a multi-tiered rate based on the transaction peaks of their business,” said Encik Tan Kay Yen, CEO of KiplePay.

“Through these partnerships, Bank Islam is expected to increase its focus on growing its fee- based income and illustrating its appetite to work alongside Fintechs. We embrace and welcome Fintechs to provide new and better services to serve our customers.” Encik Muazzam added.

Yoodo Is The 'King of The Hill' For Gamers!

(L-R) Chow Tuck Mun, Head of Yoodo; Raymond Tan Boon Sheng aka iShotz; and Kevin Wong, manager of Yoodo Gank, at the PUBG MOBILE National Championships (PMNC) 2019, where iShotz was announced as the newest member of Yoodo Gank.
Yoodo, Malaysia’s first fully customisable and 100% digital mobile is rapidly making their name in the gaming segment. 2018 was a successful year for Yoodo in partnerships, where they were once again the Official Digital Telco for the Player’s Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) MOBILE National Championship (PMNC) 2019.

Organised by Tencent Games, the gaming giant attracted 384 teams with over 1,500 individuals participating across Malaysia for the PMNC National finals. At its climax, 16 teams reached the exciting finals to battle it out for a shot at a prize pool of RM 114,000!

(L-R) Chow Tuck Mun, Head of Yoodo, takes a photo with the champions of PUBG MOBILE National Championships (PMNC) 2019, ViP Squad – Victorious in Play, who took home a cash prize of RM 40,000 as well as one year’s worth of free Yoodo mobile plans.
 At the end of the grand finals, ViP Squad – Victorious in Play emerged as the champions of PMNC 2019. The team walked away with a cash prize of RM 40,000 as well as free mobile plans for a year from Yoodo. Mobile gaming has gone mainstream and is forecasted to grow at an annual rate of 25% reported by Newzoo.

Reinforcing its unwavering commitment to gamers, Yoodo has extended the free promo period for its PUBG MOBILE data add-on. This promo gives users 20GB of dedicated data for the popular game and is now free until the end of December 2019. “Now gamers can continue playing PUBG MOBILE at ease on Malaysia’s widest 4G LTE network without worrying about data charges,” added Tuck Mun.

“Mobile gamers look for telcos with fast, reliable and competitively priced broadband,” shared Chow Tuck Mun, Head of Yoodo. “We want gamers to know that we speak their language when it comes to mobile gaming. We’re ready to take their gaming experience to the next level.” 

Yoodo Gank members, Yoodo, and influencers pose for a photo after the exciting showmatch of PUBG MOBILE National Championships (PMNC) 2019. (L-R) iShotz, member of Yoodo Gank; Zukie; Xiao Ting; Chow Tuck Mun, Head of Yoodo; Janda Hunter; Summer Liew; Manparang, leader of Yoodo Gank; Abam Bocey; Akmal Ahamad, Head of Partnerships at Yoodo; Draxx, member of Yoodo Gank; and Geek, member of Yoodo Gank.
No stranger to the Malaysian e-sports scene, Yoodo sponsored the last PMNC tournament and rewarded the winners with one-year free mobile plans. To conclude the season, Yoodo signed on the champions becoming the first telco to unveil their own e-sports team Yoodo Gank.  They have just added their newest member, Raymond Tan Boon Sheng aka iSHOTz.

“Our goal as a company is to empower Malaysians to showcase their talents in not only e-sports but also in active sports, entertainment and tech segments,” shared Tuck Mun. “Sponsoring PMNC last year was a truly rewarding experience, being able to shine the spotlight on Malaysia’s growing e-sports talents. This is why we were quick to step up to the opportunity of sponsoring PMNC again this year.”
This is part of the telco’s direction to nurture and uplift Malaysian talent not just in e-sports but also in sports, entertainment and tech. Yoodo Presents, Malaysia’s first interactive online concert series to showcase local indie bands is one such initiative. Additionally, Yoodo also recently inked a sponsorship deal for the country’s new Malaysian Premier Futsal League 2019 organized by the Football Association of Malaysia. The sponsorship will help boost awareness and fan engagement for the new Futsal league.

To learn more about the 20GB PUBG Add-On, or any other Yoodo services, please visit www.yoodo.com.my and follow Yoodo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yoodoMY. For further information on the PMNC 2019 tournament, please visit: www.yoodo.com.my/pmnc2019/.

Skin That Always Glows With Pixy’s New “Make It Glow” Series Exclusively At Watsons

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Pixy Uses Japanese’s Expertise To Bring Out The Beauty In Asian Women
Watsons Malaysia and Mandom Management Team together with Social Media Influencers who participate in the PIXY Make It Glow Series contest journey.
Achieving beautiful glowing skin could be easier than you think. Fortunately, PIXY’s new Make It Glow Series enables your skin to radiate and glow at any time throughout the day with just a single application. Available exclusively at Watsons, PIXY’s Make It Glow series is made up of three different types of base makeup, which consists of Make It Glow Dewy Cushion, Make It Glow Silky Powdery Cake and Make It Glow Beauty Skin Primer. All containing moisturizing botanical extracts such as Olive Oil, Jojoba and Yuzu extract that give the skin a healthy complexion and natural-looking glow without compromising the coverage. PIXY’s Make It Glow Series is part of the new rebranding for PIXY commencing this year in creating a clear brand positioning and relevance towards the current and overall cosmetics category targeting the trends of the youth lifestyle and showcasing the brand’s new image of feminine, simple, chic and modern.

The natural moisturising extracts also helps nourish the skin from the inside, thus offering a healthy glow. Formulated with Light Reflection Technology that is seamlessly embedded into the Make It Glow series, the radiant effect is produced when light bounces off the skin. Working together with this special technology is the Smooth Polished Powder that blends into the skin to give the base makeup a longer lasting staying power, thereby allowing makeup to stay intact for up to 10 hours. All products also come with SPF with a range of 23 to 35, coupled with PA++ to PA+++ for optimum skin protection from the harmful UVB and UVA rays.

[From Left] Danny Hoh, Customer Director of Watsons Malaysia, Thoren Tan, Trading Director of Watsons Malaysia, Caryn Loh, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia, Mr Dexter Lee, President of Mandom Malaysia, Mr Shinichi Takata, Senior Executive Director of Mandom Malaysia, Ms Caryn Tan, Sales Division General Manager of Mandom Malaysia, Mr Tokushi Misawa, Marketing Division General Manager of Mandom Malaysia.
“The beauty industry is now seeing a major shift towards a beauty trend many dubbed as “glowy,” “dewy” or “glossy.” This essentially means having an incandescent and radiant complexion that looks like you’re glowing from within. At Watsons, we always listen to our customers and partner with innovative brands such as PIXY to offer the latest beauty offerings. The J-beauty industry is one of the biggest forces driving the beauty industry worldwide. PIXY’s new Make It Glow series will be no doubt bring new excitement to our customers in wanting to enhance their daily beauty results,” said Caryn Loh, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia.

During the PIXY “Make It Glow” series media launch event, the media had an opportunity to witness the launch of the new make-up series and also a “glow” make-up tutorial session with make-up guru Teyn Athirah using PIXY’s “Make It Glow” base make-up products. The winner of the #PIXYMakeItGlow Contest Review was also announced, where the ten key influencers were requested to upload their photos of their face with a sunray touch & a natural glowing look using medium and close-up angles and invite their fans to join the contest as well with hashtag #ThewayIGlow. The top 3 winners are then selected based on the best 3 photos with the #ThewayIGlow statement (how they glow inside out). The winners received make-up beauty boxes, PIXY MIG boxes and Watsons vouchers.

Make up demonstration using PIXY Make It Glow Series set by Malaysia Makeup Artist, Mya Syamira.
Present at the event were Caryn Loh, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia, Dexter Lee, President of Mandom Malaysia, Shinichi Takata, Senior Executive Director of Mandom Malaysia, Danny Hoh, Customer Director of Watsons Malaysia, Tokushi Misawa, Marketing Division General Manager of Mandom Malaysia, Thoren Tan, Trading Director of Watsons Malaysia and Caryn Tan, Sales Division General Manager of Mandom Malaysia.

“As for PIXY, Mandom uses its cosmetics expertise and technology to develop quality cosmetics for Asian women. PIXY products are created with the Japan quality standards with formulations that are compatible and clinically tested safe for the Asian women's skin starting from its very first based series which is UV Whitening Perfect Fit series and now Make It Glow series! We are grateful to be able to launch PIXY Make It Glow series in Watsons. As we all know, Watsons is rated as Asia’s No. 1 Drugstore / Pharmacy, we have trusted and valued Watsons’ support for the brand. As of today, we have expanded to more than 500 Watsons stores nationwide and available via online. Now, I am excited to announce the new series of PIXY - the Make It Glow range, our first premium based series!” said by Dexter Lee, President of Mandom Malaysia.

The  “Make It Glow” series base make-up products consists of:

Make It Glow Dewy Cushion (15g), priced at RM54.90
Packaged in a convenient cushion form for easy access and reapplication of makeup, this base product flawlessly covers blemishes and evens out facial skin tone to give the skin a natural glowy look. The light texture and high coverage of the product ensures that the skin continues to radiate for up to 10 hours without the oily feeling. Available shades for the Make It Glow Dewy Cushion include 101 Light Beige, 201 Neutral Beige and 301 Medium Beige.

Make It Glow Silky Powdery Cake (10g), priced at RM 34.90 with refill at RM24.90
This two-way cake powder that works in replacement of a foundation applies on softly and seamlessly onto skin, without comprising on coverage and glow. Embedded with the fine particles of Smooth Polished Powder, the product blends into the skin to give it a natural no makeup makeup look that lasts up to 10 hours. Due to its lightweight and easy-to-apply nature, the product is perfect for those who are looking for a fuss-free high coverage powder that can be used daily. Shades for the Make It Glow Silky Powdery Cake include 101 Light Beige, 201 Neutral Beige, 301 Medium Beige and 401 Sandy Beige.

Make It Glow Beauty Skin Primer (25ml), priced at RM28.90
To ensure long-lasting base makeup, one of the not-to-be-missed products before anything else is the primer. PIXY’s Make It Glow primer specially works to cover uneven skin tones as well as to camouflage dark spots or wrinkles, thus brightening up overall complexion of the face with just one product. Encapsulated with moisturizing properties as well, this primer is the perfect combination with either the Make It Glow Dewy Cushion or the Make It Glow Silky Powdery Cake for that perfect, healthy-looking skin.

This product series is available exclusively at Watsons stores and Watsons Online.

The Era of Live Starts Now: Galaxy A80 Available in Malaysia

The first 1,000 purchase of the Galaxy A80 comes with a complimentary BlackPink special edition package and a Galaxy Fit worth a total of RM818
Samsung Malaysia Electronics announces the launch of the new Galaxy A80 available for purchase in Malaysia. Built with Samsung’s latest innovations and upgraded essential features, the Galaxy A80 showcases Samsung’s first rotating triple camera that acts as both the main camera and selfie camera.

“The Galaxy A80 is built to drive the evolution of the ‘Era of Live’ to enhance live interactions, connection and self-expression through compelling innovations. This is why we have brought the latest innovations in the Galaxy A80 for the generation that believes in defying barriers and creating a world without limits,” said Yoonsoo Kim, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Share Your Experiences Live
A first for Galaxy devices, the Galaxy A80 is equipped with Samsung’s revolutionary rotating triple camera which provides the same high-quality lens, front and rear, so you never have to compromise the vividness of your videos and images. The rotating triple camera also lets you record footages continuously, using both the front and back camera simultaneously, so your memories can be seen in one video.

Whether you’re hiking up the mountain during the day or enjoying street food at a night market, the Galaxy A80 allows you to take clear and bright photos regardless of the time with its 48MP main camera. Now, with the Ultra Wide Lens that offers a 123-degree viewing angle , be reassured knowing that you can easily photograph or capture and share a live video of everything you see.

The Galaxy A80’s 3D Depth Camera allows you to capture your subjects with more depth, letting you create movie-like clips of your favorite moments with features such as Live Focus Video mode. Additionally, the camera’s Super Steady Video mode reduces bumps or shakes for pro-level action videos.

Immerse in a Cinematic Multimedia Experience

The Galaxy A80 features Samsung’s first New Infinity Display, an expansive, edge-to-edge, 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen . With a 20:9 display ratio, the New Infinity Display allows you to fully engage in your favorite multimedia content. Take your audio-visual experience one step further with Dolby Atmos when using earphones or Bluetooth speakers.

Stay Connected Conveniently and Securely

As part of the Galaxy experience, the Galaxy A80 also features Samsung Knox, Samsung’s defense-grade security platform designed to protect from chipset to software. In addition, Samsung Pass will allow you to securely and conveniently access apps and websites through the fingerprint sensor.

Equipped with an Intelligent Performance Enhancer, you can expect your Galaxy A80 to perform better, faster and longer whenever you need it. Its AI-powered performance optimization software maximizes the device’s CPU, RAM and battery capacity, tailoring your Galaxy A80’s efficiency to your everyday needs.

 
Stand Out with Distinctive Designs
The Galaxy A80 is available for purchase now at all Samsung Experience Stores and Samsung Malaysia Online Store with the recommended retail price of RM2,499. It is offered in three colors: Angel Gold, Ghost White and Phantom Black.

To top off the launch excitement, Samsung is running an exclusive promotion for its newly launched smartphone. The first 1,000 customers to purchase the Galaxy A80 will receive a complimentary BlackPink special edition package that includes a Galaxy A80 case, stand and photo card, together with a Galaxy Fit collectively worth RM818.

For more information on the Galaxy A80 product and promo campaign, visit
https://samsung.com/my/smartphones/galaxy-a80-a805/SM-A805FZKDXME/ and
https://samsung.com/my/offer/mobile/a80-launch-promotion/.

Samsung Galaxy A80 Product Specifications*

*Availability, colors and price may vary by market. All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.
**Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
***Viewing angle adjusted down for selfie mode on Ultra-Wide Camera.
****Typical value tested under third-party lab condition. Rated (minimum) capacity is less.

Celebrate Friendship through Fun and Fitness at SuperPark Malaysia This July


SuperPark Malaysia dedicates the month of July to celebrate friendship through the joys of fitness and play with friends and loved ones. The friendliest all-in-one park in the heart of the city is encouraging Malaysians to discover the many delightful moments that friends can share when they stay active and play together. In the lead up to World Friendship Day celebrated on 30 July each year, SuperPark Malaysia offers visitors the opportunity to get 4 tickets for only RM150 through the Super4 Promo from today until 9 August 2019!

Check off your #SquadGoals and get fit together with your best friends. Try out a unique range of activities at the park; from adventure games to interactive challenges, pit your skills against your friends or collaborate on a range of cooperative games! SuperPark Malaysia features over 25 different activities that promote active play and fun fitness where your body is the engine that runs all the activities available in the park.

“At SuperPark, we believe in combining fun, fitness, and friendship as the core of what we do, and we want to extend this to wider Malaysians. There’s no better way to foster healthy relationships than to discover new adventures together. In the spirit of that, we are driving this campaign as more reason to encourage friends and family to spend quality time while having fun and active lifestyles,” said Andes S.H Wong, Senior Marketing Manager, SuperPark Malaysia.


Whether it is the activities, the environment, or the people in SuperPark, fun is the centre of everything that goes on in the park. SuperPark is suitable for people of every age and fitness and always have well-trained staff to help keep you safe. Kick up a storm with your best buddies at SuperPinball or challenge them to a 2-on-2 PVP (player versus player) match at SuperBall. For those looking to amp up the challenge, rack up style points and show off your skills at Skate and Scoot World or test your penalty kick against the highly intelligent AI-powered Robo Keeper!

SuperPark is designed for boundless fun, with the indoor park keeping you protected from heat and harmful UV rays while staying safe from the elements. Play to your heart’s content come rain or shine!

Share your best moments and make new memories! Experience first-hand the many activities at SuperPark with your besties or even your family members and embrace the “SuperParking lifestyle” today! Fun does not need to take a back seat for exercise when you are with your loved ones. 

For more details on SuperPark Malaysia’s Super4 Promo, visit SuperPark Malaysia’s website at http://www.superpark.com.my/super4-limited-time-offer/


Watsons Rewards Its Members With Over RM80,000 In Holiday Packages

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Watsons rewards its members again with its Switch.Save.Travel with AirAsia contest campaign starting now till 31 July 2019. Ten lucky Watsons shoppers will get an opportunity to go on a dream 3 days/2 nights holiday destination to Bali, Busan, Chiang Mai, Gold Coast, Jeju, Krabi, Lombok, Melbourne, Phuket & Seoul, inclusive of return flights and hotel stays for two when they enter the contest. 

To enter the contest, a Watsons member just needs to make a minimum purchase of RM50 on a Watsons brand product, where Elite members will have the advantage for five entries. However, if you are not an Elite member, to get more chances of winning, just buy any participating Watsons brand product (Collagen by Watsons, Hair System by Watsons, Naturals by Watsons, Nutrabliss by Watsons, Target Pro by Watsons and Dermaction Plus by Watsons) to be eligible for two entries. All entries to be submitted to https://www.watsons.com.my/promo-ssw by 7 August 2019.

During this campaign, Watsons members will also get special discount of 5% on AirAsia Go when they book any hotel room stays* with a special promo code: WATSONSSSW. Bookings are valid for the travel period between 4 July 2019 to 31 Dec 2019.

The Switch and Save with Watsons Brand campaign launched in 2016, encourages Watsons VIP members and Watsons customers to switch to great quality with better savings by purchasing Watsons Branded products. An extensive research and development programme and stringent quality process goes into each Watsons Branded item to create products that are safe and effective in meeting Watsons customers’ needs. From personal care items, beauty essentials, and healthcare – Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer provides our customers the choice to save as much without compromising on quality.

For more details on Watsons Switch.Save.Travel with AirAsia, visit www.watsons.com.my / https://www.watsons.com.my/promo-ssw 

30 Children Named 2019 Jordan Picassos

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(From Left) Bjorn Kruizenga, General Manager of Jordan Asia Pacific, Sandee Chai, Regional Brand Manager of Jordan Asia Pacific, and Erlend Sannes Hardland, Deputy Head of Mission at the Royal Norwegian Embassy revealing the art gallery.
The Finding Jordan Picasso annual art contest by Jordan Oral Care Malaysia has ended on a high, with thirty talented children from all over Malaysia winning attractive prizes worth RM 30,000. The two categories included Category A of children between the ages of six and nine, and Category B of children between the ages of ten and twelve.

Sandee Chai, Regional Marketing Manager for Jordan Asia Pacific said, “The Finding Jordan Picasso contest has been running for three years in row. With this year’s theme being ‘My Favourite Food,’ we endeavour to remind children to brush their teeth thirty minutes after each meal.”

Sandee Chai, Regional Marketing Manager of Jordan Asia Pacific giving her speech during the Finding Jordan Picasso awards ceremony.
In order to participate in the contest, children between the ages of six to twelve were tasked to create art pieces depicting their favourite meals using non-digital mediums, with some going as creative as using recycled materials to build a delicious looking art piece. Sandee said, “A part of Jordan’s philosophy is sustainable living as we are 100 per cent Eco at Heart. Using recycled materials in the children’s art pieces definitely deserves a thumbs up from us!”


Deputy Head of Mission at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Erlend Sannes Hadland, who was also present at the event said, “Encouraging and nurturing creativity is important in a child’s development. Art is a form of self-expression, and a form of communication.” He continued, “I am happy that Jordan has been encouraging creativity in children through their Finding Jordan Picasso contest. This year’s food-related theme which comes with a reminder to brush your teeth thirty minutes after a meal further enforces Jordan’s commitment to both dental hygiene and fostering the love of art in children.”

The Deputy Head of Mission at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Erlend Sannes Hardland, giving his speech at the Finding Jordan Picasso awards ceremony.
8-year old Ivy Sam was happy to have won the Grand Prize in Category A. Her mother, Win Chong said, “My children have joined in many competitions and this is the first time any one of them have won. We, as a family, are truly excited and very happy for Ivy. In fact, all my children are even more excited to join in more competitions now and I will always provide them with my support.” Ivy’s art piece was a bowl of spaghetti.

Winning art piece by Ivy Sam San Yi.
12-year old Chong Poh Yi, the grand prize winner in Category B said, “I am very happy and excited for my prizes and this gives me encouragement to join in more competitions!” Her art piece was a sushi set.

Winning art piece by Chong Poh Yi.
The day did not only put smiles on the faces of the winners of the Finding Jordan Picasso contest, but also on the faces of 15 underprivileged children from Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah. Jordan Oral Care Malaysia had treated the children to a healthy and hearty meal, on top of teaching them about the importance of oral hygiene and distributing a full set of oral care items to each child during the event.

Children of Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah with Erlend Sannes Hardland, Deputy Head of Mission at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, and Bjorn Kruizenga, General Manager of Jordan Asia Pacific.


Taiwan Bubble Tea And Halal Products Have Landed In Malaysia


Halal bubble tea? That's right! The ever-popular bubble tea from Taiwan is made using halal raw material which makes it the ideal beverage for the Muslim community in Malaysia and beyond.

The Taiwan Expo 2019, held on the 5th and 6th of July at Penang's Setia SPICE Convention Centre, features the best halal products from Taiwan at the Taiwan Halal & Bubble Tea Pavilion. With the Penang government actively developing its halal industry, there are plenty of business opportunities between Taiwanese halal products manufacturers and Malaysian businesses waiting to be explored. 

Taiwanese halal products are highly regarded for the high-quality production and attractive packaging, and the products on display at this year's expo include many halal food & beverage items, halal beauty products and halal agricultural products.



The main exhibitors at the halal pavilion include five of the most iconic halal products and bubble tea makers in Taiwan, including Shih Chen Foods, Yilan Anyong LOHAS, FuFann Enterprise, Kuojer Enterpreise and Yung Soon Lih Food Machine. The companies will be showcasing their instant milk tea, premium fish essence, coconut paste, bubble tea raw ingredient, and multifunctional bubble tea cooker respectively.

The Taiwan Halal Products & Bubble Tea Sharing Session scheduled for the second day (6 July) is not to be missed. Amongst the activities lined up include halal cosmetic products feature by local social influencers as well as a special cooking demonstration by Penang's own celebrity chef Nurilkarim who will be whipping up delectable Nyonya Asam Fish Curry, Pineapple and Cucumber Acar (salad) using Taiwanese halal products. The media and halal industry players are welcome to join for this culinary delight.



As of today, Taiwan has more than 1,000 halal-certified manufacturers and eateries compared to the 500 each in Japan and South Korea. Taiwan has put significant effort and resources in developing its halal industry, and Malaysia, with more than 20 million Muslims as well as being the most advanced Muslim market in Southeast Asia, is one of Taiwan's most important target markets. In addition, the long-standing friendly relationship between Malaysia and Taiwan provide considerable room for further cooperation in the halal sphere.

Taiwan Halal organised by Taitra.

Introducing Spotify Lite: Small. Fast. Just as Loud.


Music is meant to be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of your network connectivity, data plan, and whether or not you have the latest phone. That’s why today, Spotify officially introducing Spotify Lite. Lite is a small, fast, and simplified version of our unparalleled music experience that works much like the main Spotify app. You’ll still be able to search and play your favorite songs and artists, save them, share with others, discover new music, and enjoy playlists made just for you, but with a few extra features making it ideal for older devices and operating systems.

“Spotify Lite was built from the ground up based on user feedback from around the world, allowing millions more to enjoy the world’s best music experience — especially in areas with limited bandwidth and phone storage,” says Kalle Persson, Senior Product Manager at Spotify. Lite can be downloaded separately, both for Free and Spotify Premium users, and used either alongside or independently from the main Spotify app on all Android phones running version 4.3 or higher.

"Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing music markets in the world but the music streaming culture has just begun. With smartphones users increasing day by day, more users are online for the first time and Spotify Lite is a great opportunity to connect more fans with the music they love," said Gautam Talwar, Managing Director of Spotify Southeast Asia .

With Spotify Lite, you can easily control your data and storage. It’s only 10 MB, so it’s quick to install and load while offering the same great listening experience that lets you discover, play, and enjoy millions of songs. Spotify Lite also comes with the ability to set a data limit and get a notification when you reach it. This way, you’ll be able to focus on finding your next favorite song—not worrying about data.

No need to worry if you’re running low on storage—Spotify Lite also allows you to control your cache, and clear it with a single tap.

Here's an important fact about Spotify Lite:
  • Lightweight and fast - this app is only 10MB in size.
  • Economical Data - useful when network coverage is unpredictable, difficult to get internet service while on the go, or if you choose not to use too much mobile data.
  • Download Spotify Lite app separately - available for all Spotify Premium and Free users, and can be used in tandem or separate from major Spotify apps on all Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) devices or higher.
  • Spotify Lite is now available in 36 markets* across Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa on Google Play with more markets and features to follow as Spotify continue to improve the Spotify Lite experience.

For more information, see Spotify support pages here.

*Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, India.

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MBO Cinemas Introduces Samsung ONYX Cinema LED Screen at New Outlet in Atria Shopping Gallery

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The Samsung Onyx Theater delivers ultra-sharp high definition content on the silver screen with a futuristic LED theatre display. (From left to right) 1. Lim Eng Hee, Chief Executive Officer, MBO Cinemas 2. Yoonsoo Kim, President, Samsung Malaysia Electronics
Moviegoers in Petaling Jaya can now look forward to a wholesome cinematic experience at MBO Cinemas following the launch of the latest outlet in Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara. Being one of the largest cinema outlets in Petaling Jaya, the latest cinema features two of the MBO’s much-loved concept halls, the MBO KECIL and Big Screen.

Another significant addition to MBO Atria’s lineup is the introduction of MBO’s first Onyx Cinema LED theatre from Samsung. The Samsung Onyx Theater in MBO Atria is set to captivate audiences by redefining traditional cinema-going experience and delivering ultra-sharp high definition content on the silver screen with a futuristic LED theatre display.

Samsung Onyx Cinema LED Screen at Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara
The hall also features cutting-edge technology including an impressive 4K resolution that supports High Dynamic Resolution (HDR) content, accurate colour presentation and distortion-free images. An advanced true-to-life audio sound technology powered by Harman’s JBL Surround Sound System also allows the audience in every row to experience a clear and balanced sound.

 “The film-watching culture in Malaysia is growing, and to increase cinema attendance, movie theatre operators are doing their best to make movie going a money-well-spent experience. This year, as our partnership with MBO Cinemas continues to expand, we look forward to bring the future of projector-less cinema screens to Malaysians.



With Samsung’s continuous innovation and vision to deliver immersive cinema experience, we want to showcase the best-in-class display standard for big screen picture quality and powerful multi-sensory movie viewing experience for all movie-goers,” said Mr. Yoonsoo Kim, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

(From left to right) Cheah Chun Wai, Chief Operating Officer, MBO Cinemas, Lim Eng Hee, Chief Executive Officer, MBO Cinemas, Yoonsoo Kim, President, Samsung Malaysia Electronics, Austin Park, Business Manager of Display Division, Samsung Malaysia Electronics
Held at the concourse area of Atria Shopping Gallery, the grand launch event was officiated by MBO’s Chief Executive Officer, Lim Eng Hee. Speaking at the grand launch ceremony, MBO’s Chief Executive Officer, Lim Eng Hee said, “We are committed to enabling a differentiated experience for moviegoers and for that, we have always looked into equipping our cinema halls with only the best of what technology, sound and visuals have to offer.”

“On top of our signature concept halls such as the child-friendly KECIL and the eye-opening Big Screen, we are proud to partner with Samsung to introduce the Onyx Cinema LED technology at MBO Cinemas with our first hall in Atria Shopping Gallery,” added Lim.

With the opening of the latest outlet in Atria, MBO also hopes to diversify the functionality of their concept halls by doubling up as a venue space to hire for press launches, corporate events and private functions.

The MBO Cinemas in Atria Shopping Gallery currently offers a total of 8 screens including a Big Screen, Onyx hall and two Kecil halls.  It seats a combined total of 1229 moviegoers comfortably. Extending unique offerings beyond the cinema halls, MBO also has Cafecito, a full-fledged coffeehouse themed concessions stand serving fancy beverages and light snacks as well as a mini playground area near the caf√© for the little ones.

Special appearance of “Spiderman” in conjunction with the screening of the Spider-Man: Far From Home at the Samsung Onyx Cinema LED Screen
MBO X Samsung Buy 1 Free 1 Movie tickets
For a limited time only, all Samsung Mobile App users get to enjoy a special Buy1Free1 promotion when you purchase a movie ticket for the Onyx hall at MBO Atria Shopping Gallery. Buy your movie ticket for the Onyx hall at MBO Atria’s ticketing counter and present the e-voucher code from the App at the counter to redeem your second ticket for FREE.

Announcing Winners of The BrandLaureate BestBrands Award 2018-2019 At Its Gala Dinner


The winners of The BrandLaureate Best Brands Awards 2018-2019 were announced at its gala dinner, held at the Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Organized by the World Brands Foundation (TWBF), the world's only brands and branding foundation, this special and prestigious The BrandLaureate BestBrands Awards recognizes brands that are market leaders in their respective categories.

Over 1,000 guests comprising government and corporate leaders, brand owners and leading personalities were in attendance. 

With the theme, "To Be Heard", the winning brands are those that have a strong brand voice, that are able to convey their brand stories with clarity. Every brands needs to have its own brand voice or else consumers will not know what the brand represents. 

In his speech Dr. KK Johan, World President for The BrandLaureate says that brands with strong brand voice are often influencers and game changers. They are the market leaders that are able to convince consumers to choose their brands over the rest of the competition.

Brands that do not have brand voices will not be heard. This will be hurting and damaging to brands and they will eventually be removed from the radar of consumers' mind.

He further reiterated that brand voice determine the brand identity and positioning of the brand, so every brand must take note of the importance of having its brand voice.


The night began with the announcement of the involvement and renaming of the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation to The Worlds Brands Foundation (TWBF). TWBF has been at the forefront of promoting brands and branding through its various initiatives such as The BrandLaureate BestBrands Awards, the publication of The BrandLaureate Business World Review, seminars, online education and the brand gallery which houses all the recipients of the Awards. 

In line with TWBF's mission to expand The BrandLaureate Best Brands Awards globally, 10 country presidents were appointed to carry on this objective. The 10 country presidents represent Australia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam. TWBP will then appoint its next batch of 10 presidents next year until in line with its expansion plan.

THE BRANDLAUREATE COUNTRY PRESIDENTS
No. Name Country
1 Mr. Andrew Kim Australia
2 Mr. Johnny Tai Teck Hing China
3 Mr. Bhatt Ganesh Parmanand India
4 Ms. Tomoko Takahashi Japan
5 Ms. Lesley Teres Retnam Philippines
6 Mr. Kevin Quoc-Cuong Vuong Singapore
7 Mr. Doryan Dohyun Ahn South Korea
8 Dr. Kriengsak Chareonwongsak Thailand
9 Mr. Paul Chan Meng Yeong Vietnam
10 Ms. Chew Bee Peng Malaysia
 
The highlights of the night was the presentation of The BrandLaureate Hall of Fame- Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 to H.E. President Baron Divavesi Waqa, the President of the republic of Nauru, as the 14th President of the nation and as a champion in promoting environmental sustainability.

The President of Nauru, Baron Divavesi Waqa receiving The BrandLaureate Lifetime Achievement Award at The Brandlaureate BestBrands Awards 2018 - 2019.
President Waqa is a two term elected President and also the voice of climate change in the international arena, with special focus in the Pacific Island States.

The World Brand Foundation's World President and Founding Father, Dr.KKJohan receiving The BrandLaureate Brand Voice Legacy Award at The Brandlaureate BestBrands Awards 2018 - 2019.
A special awards - The BrandLaureate - The Brand Voice Legacy Award 2019 was presented to Dr. KK Johan, the Founder and World President of The BrandLaureate. Dr. Johan is the voice of The BrandLaureate for the past 14 years and has successfully built The BrandLaureate to be the No.1 in the world branding awards.

THE BRANDLAUREATE BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS
Name Contributions
Tan Sri Dr. Augustine Ong Soon Hock The Father of Malaysian Palm Oil
Datul Lee Chong Wei Malaysia's Badminton Legend
Million Loves in Me - Director, Sampson Yuen An Independent Film That Received The Most International Awards
Alain Robert The French Spiderman

Other categories of Awards included The BrandLaureate Brand Founder Legacy Awards to honor brand owners who have built their businesses and carved their legacy through their brands.

Each recipients received The BrandLaureate 24K gold plated trophy and a glass-framed certificate. 

The winners of the Awards are evaluated and selected by the Brand Committee based on the following criteria:
  • Brand strategy
  • Brand culture
  • Integrated brand communications
  • Brand innovation
  • Brand performance

"The BrandLaureate is synonymous with leadership and ingenuity. Since our inception, we have stamped our mark in the business community. We have overtaken many awards that started way ahead of us and we continue to blaze the trail with our ingenious and innovative ideas. The BrandLaureate has brought branding into a new level and the sound of The BrandLaureate shaken and awakens brands." says Dr KK Johan, President of The BrandLaureate.

Rentokil Initial Malaysia Gives Back To Communities Through CSR Campaign In Petaling Jaya In Conjunction With World Pest Day

Happy students receiving the CSR kit from Rentokil Initial Malaysia at the end of the educational talks. Front Row L-R: Halipah Jamal (Representative from Ministry of Health), Nur Krislynda (Assistant Customer Care Manager), Christina Leong (Senior Branch Manager), Carol Lam (Managing Director), Mr Yeong (Branch Manager)
It’s​ the World Pest Day awareness in June! Rentokil Initial Malaysia is driving their annual nationwide Adopt-a-School CSR programme across all its branches in the month of June, with each branch collaborating with one school in their local community to raise the awareness of pest management. This year, Rentokil Initial Malaysia has teamed up with local authorities such as the Ministry of Health (MOH) to further inculcate the awareness towards managing pest issues and adopting good hygiene practices among the younger generations. This initiative is supported by Pest Control Association of Malaysia (PCAM) in conjunction with World Pest Day which happens on 6 June annually.

We have kicked off our CSR programme at Butterworth and Penang last week before coming back to Selangor at Sekolah Kebangsaan Petaling Jaya. The programme features informative Dengue Awareness Talk, which highlights the importance of eliminating Aedes​ ​mosquito breeding grounds to prevent Dengue fever.​ Besides, Personal Hygiene Talk was subsequently shared to educate students about the good washroom and proper hand hygiene habits. Both talks were shared by the technical experts from Rentokil Initial. 

After hearing the informative talk sessions, students were happy to receive the educational packs. Rentokil Initial Malaysia also adopted the washrooms of the school, equipped with full washroom hygiene facilities to allow students to practice proper hygiene habits after attending the educational talks. Mosquito fogging services will also be carried out on a quarterly basis to help eliminate adult mosquito breeding spots.

Living by their mission - Protecting​ People, Enhancing Lives,​ it is our aim to protect people from the dangers of pest-borne disease, risk of contamination from poor hygiene habits and enhancing lives in the community with our pest and hygiene services.​

The President of PCAM, Encik Nor Hisham bin Haji Badri adds on: “On​ this World Pest Day, PCAM would like to express our gratitude to all professional pest managers who contribute to the elimination and mitigation of health importance, quarantine and structural pests. The PCAM thank everyone who is directly and indirectly involved in promoting pest awareness campaign especially to Rentokil Initial for leading the initiatives in Malaysia.​”

“Being​ a responsible corporate citizen is a commitment that is instilled in Rentokil Initial​, ​we highly emphasise on the significance of maintaining good pest management and proper sanitation to sustain a healthy environment in the community by leveraging on our passion and technical expertise. ​We will continue to do what is right for our community whilst strengthening our company vision and values​,” said Ms. Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia and Deputy President of PCAM.

Since 2010, Rentokil Initial Malaysia has been driving CSR Programme and contributes back to the community through our technical expertise, to date, more than 20,000 students from various schools across Malaysia have been benefitted.

AirAsia welcomes inaugural flight to Melaka

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(Fourth from left) AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat; Melaka Chief Minister YAB Tuan Adly bin Zahari; Deputy Minister of Primary Industries and Member of Parliament for Hang Tuah Jaya YB Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar bin Haji Mohd Akin; Transport and Public Facilities Exco Member YB Datuk Mohd Sofi bin Abdul Wahab; Melaka Human Resource and Community Exco Member YB Tuan G. Saminathan receiving AirAsia's inaugural flight from Penang to Melaka.
AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline for the 11th consecutive year has celebrated and marked the arrival of its inaugural flight from Penang to the historic state of Melaka.

AirAsia Flight AK 6284, utilising an Airbus A320 aircraft, departed Penang International Airport at 1.20pm and landed at 2.25pm in Melaka International Airport, where it was welcomed by a water cannon salute upon arrival.

Guests on board the inaugural flight were greeted by Melaka Chief Minister YAB Tuan Adly bin Zahari; Deputy Minister of Primary Industries and Member of Parliament for Hang Tuah Jaya YB Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar bin Haji Mohd Akin; Melaka Public Works, Transport and Public Facilities Exco Member YB Datuk Mohd Sofi bin Abdul Wahab; Melaka Human Resource and Community Exco Member YB Tuan G. Saminathan; AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat and AirAsia Regional Commercial Head Amanda Woo.

Melaka Chief Minister YAB Tuan Adly bin Zahari said, “We are very happy to welcome AirAsia to Melaka. We applaud AirAsia’s effort in launching this new route, which coincides with Visit Melaka Year 2019 (VMY2019). Melaka received 17.02 million tourists in 2018, with 33.41% of them comprising foreign

tourists. This year, our target is to hit 20 million tourists. Under the VMY2019 initiative, we’ve introduced a variety of attractive accommodation packages and interesting activities to cater to more international and local tourists. We look forward to welcome more visitors to Melaka through AirAsia’s network.”

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said, “This is a proud day for AirAsia and the people of two UNESCO world heritage sites and cities - Penang and Melaka. The new route not only provides a boost to local tourism, but also contributes to long-lasting economic growth for the two cities. Our unrivalled connectivity opens up new flying options for the people of Melaka, particularly for those looking to travel to East Malaysia or onwards to other Asean destinations. We wish to thank the state government and all our partners for their support in making this route possible, and look forward to exploring more opportunities to further grow our presence in Melaka.”

Melaka becomes AirAsia’s sixth domestic destination and 14th route from its Penang hub. AirAsia now flies from Penang to Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Singapore, Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Phuket. 

AirAsia is currently offering 20% off on all seats, all flights. Bookings are available on airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app from now until 7 July 2019, for the travel period of 8 July to 21 November 2019. Simply log in and pay with BigPay to access seats at the lowest fares.