Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Say goodbye to hair tangles with Samsung’s New Anti-Tangle Turbine Vacuum Cleaner

To combat Malaysians’ top pet peeve of hair and dust getting tangled in brooms and vacuum cleaners, Samsung Malaysia Electronics recently introduced their newest innovation, the Anti-Tangle Turbine Vacuum Cleaner. Malaysians can now say goodbye to physically removing tangled hair stands and dust from their cleaning tools with their hands!

The Anti-Tangle Turbine Vacuum Cleaner is a bag-less cleaner, set to elevate and optimize your household cleaning experience to a fuss-free one. Samsung’s latest vacuum cleaner is equipped with the brand’s first CycloneForceTM with Anti-Tangle Turbine which blows hair strands, dust and crumbs out of the edge of the turbine fan. This ensures that the turbine fan rotates continuously to provide consistent suction power, and prevents the turbine grille from clogging, saving time on removing entangled hairs in the vacuum with your hands when cleaning.

Powered by a powerful motor with an innovative pick-up brush that adheres to floors for even pressure spread, the Anti-Tangle Turbine Vacuum Cleaner has extreme suction power which quickly and thoroughly sucks up dust, hair and dirt without clogging on various floor surfaces. The new vacuum cleaner also comes with an Anti-Tangle tool which is designed to have two separate airflows for the dust and hair inlet, and the air flow inlet. Thus, preventing hair tangles on the brush bar and shaft of the turbine fan.

For simple and convenient maintenance, the vacuum cleaner comes with an Easy Dustbin. With just the push of a button, you can easily detach the dustbin and empty the contents into a trash can. Additionally, the Anti-Tangle Turbine Vacuum Cleaner’s durable sponge type foam filter captures more dust and can be easily washed and cleaned by simply rinsing it to prevent clogging and maintain its suction power. This latest Samsung innovation also comes complete with a 2-year manufacturer warranty for consumers to have a peace of mind.

Starting at a reasonable retail price from RM369 to RM829, Samsung’s Anti-Tangle Turbine vacuum cleaner is now available at all Samsung’s outlets and authorized dealers. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/my/vacuum-cleaners/canister/.

Models Retail Price
VC21K5170HG/ME RM 829
VC15K4170VP/ME RM 659
VC18M31A0HP/ME RM 499
VC18M3110VB/ME RM 439
VC18M2120SB/ME RM 369

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Thursday, April 6, 2017


“Visit Victoria and Publika Shopping Gallery Street Art Competition in Malaysia”

Visit Victoria (VV) and Publika Shopping Gallery have launched a Street Art competition for all aspiring and professional Malaysian street artists.

Themed Make Your Mark in Melbourne, all Malaysian street artists aged 21 and above are invited to compete for a chance to participate in an all-expense paid cultural immersion in Melbourne.

The winner will collaborate with the respected Juddy Roller Studios in arty Fitzroy, and its founder Shaun Hossack, as well as contribute an artwork to regional Victoria’s Wall to Wall Festival Benalla 2018, the only street art festival of its kind in Australia!

Melbourne has long been heralded as the creative capital of Australia with a myriad of eclectic laneways, hidden bars, cafes, artist run art galleries and designer boutiques.

Visitors arriving to the city to sample Melbourne’s vibrant events, arts and design scene are often taken aback at the open air gallery that is created by the many colourful and outstanding commissioned artworks adorning the city’s streets and buildings. AC/DC Lane and Duckboard Place, Flinders Lane, Hosier and Rutledge Lane, Centre Place, Union Place and Croft Alley are just some of the city centre locations to spot a great new artwork. Inner north precincts of Fitzroy and Brunswick are also key to the movement’s core.

Wall to Fall Festival Benalla presented by Juddy Roller, as headed by Shaun Hossack, is Victoria’s first regional street art festival that runs annually in March. Artists involved in Wall to Wall Festival Benalla since its inception have included a host of local and internationally known names such as Rone, Adnate, Askew, Ears, Choq, Shawn Lu, Putos, Slicer, Rashe, Sirum, Kit Ritz, Guido Van Helton, Dvate, 23rd Key and Deams.

Aspiring street artists who wish to participate in the contest and vie for this experience of a lifetime in Melbourne are invited to submit their original artwork in digital format depicting any one or more of the following Melbourne related themes: food and drink; architecture, arts and culture, events and nature.

Submissions should be sent in by Friday 7 April 2017 (5pm) to www.makeyourmarkinmelbourne.com 
with a description of their artwork in no more than 50 words. 

Ten shortlisted finalists will be invited to showcase their artistic talents by creating their respective works of art live in public at the Publika Shopping Gallery. Their works will not only be open for viewing by the public, but members of the public will also have a role to play in the selection of the grand winner by voting for their favourite works of art. However, the final decision on the ultimate winner will be made by a Visit Victoria-appointed panel of judges, following a thorough review of the display of works.

The competition aims to bring affinity between Malaysia and Melbourne – with fierce dedication to promoting street art, discovering and exposing new artists.

“The exchange is an opportunity to further Melbourne’s arts credentials to our important Malaysian audiences and potential travellers, and of course for Melbourne to showcase its home-grown talent and the burgeoning street art movement,” said Celia Ho, Regional Manager, Visit Victoria.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting initiative and to be working alongside Visit Victoria. We strongly advocate the arts and we see this as a wonderful opportunity to showcase the works of local artists, while taking it to an international level,” said Nani Kahar, Placemaking Consultant, UEM Sunrise Berhad.

For more details of the competition with terms and conditions can be found at www.makeyourmarkinmelbourne.com.
To find out more about Melbourne, visit https://www.facebook.com/visitmelbourne.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


 Dato’ P.Kamalanathan, Deputy Education Minister I, Ministry of Education at National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur cheering with the students of SK SERI HARTAMAS during the launch of Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017.
Paddle Pop drives young students towards designing eco structures to promote unity as key to building a sustainable future

 Entering its fifth year, the Paddle Pop Young Builders Award was launched today with “Unity for a Greener Future” as its theme. The Paddle Pop Young Builders Award which is an annual national competition targeted at primary school children, promotes environmental awareness as kids design and build creative structures made from used and recyclable materials.

The Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017 is a platform to educate primary school kids on the various materials that can be reused, repurposed and recycled in fun and innovative ways. This year, the participants’ design must exhibit how the chosen structure is enhanced with local elements that promote unity within a school environment while promoting the message that a greener future is vital.

The award was officially launched by Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister Education I, Ministry of Education and Mr Shiv Sahgal, Marketing Director, Foods and Refreshment of Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd at the National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur.

Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister I, Ministry of Education, said, “By incorporating the message to reuse, repurpose and recycle and motivating kids to nurture their artistic abilities, the Young Builders Award has successfully shaped an inspiring platform for a greener future for our next generation. This initiative with its powerful underlying messages on unity for a greener future will further encourage kids to develop greater environmental awareness in a more holistic manner.”

Last year, a record-breaking number of 1009 entries were received from schools across Malaysia, which was an increase of 400% as compared to the year before.

According to Mr Shiv Sahgal, Marketing Director, Foods and Refreshment, Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd, “The Paddle Pop Young Builders Award challenges young minds in the hopes of unleashing their creativity to bring a new lease of life to materials that would otherwise be thrown away thoughtlessly. We hope that this year’s theme where participants have to build a robot with everyday waste materials where the robot’s purpose is to monitor and keep the school environment green in a fun and innovative way. This will help drive the message of a greener future that goes beyond just the immediate participants but to the whole school as well.”

The Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017 seeks to find the most creatively crafted life-size robot structure fully made from used and recyclable materials that also represents local elements of Malaysia and the participant’s respective states in conjunction with the country’s 60th National Day.

Materials allowed include plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic containers, aluminum tins, newspaper, magazines, Paddle Pop ice-cream sticks, ice-cream wrappers, and other materials that can be reused, recycled and repurposed.

The award is open to all national primary schools for kids in Standard 4 to 6. Schools can submit as many sketches of the robot they would like to build with the national and state’s identity in the design concept by 23 June 2017 to yba@paddlepop.com.my. The sketch must incorporate how the materials will be used. The top 20 designs will be chosen to build their life-size robot at a 3Day/2Night all-expense paid finale to be held in August at a venue to be determined at a later date.

Heading the panel of judges is famed local artist, Professor Jalaini Abu Hassan from Faculty of Art and Design, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam.

The main prize is RM6,000 cash to the winning school, 3 Day/2 Night LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort Family Vacation which includes a travel voucher worth RM500, combo admission tickets and hotel arrangement for each of the four participants in the team and a certificate of participation each. The two consolation prizes include RM2,000 cash to the school, and 2 LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort combo admission tickets for each team member. 

The Paddle Pop Young Builders Award programme is part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) to make sustainable living more commonplace. USLP aims to remove environmental footprint from its growth and increase positive social impact. This includes addressing consumers’ health and wellbeing by improving nutrition. Paddle Pop ice cream variants are formulated to meet the nutritional criteria and abide by healthy nutritional guidelines specifically for calories, saturated fats and sugar. Through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) it is assured that the Paddle Pop kids ice cream range contain no more than 110kcal per serving, 3g saturated fat per serving and 20g of added sugar per 100g.

“As an iconic brand that has been a part of many kids’ childhood, Paddle Pop ice cream variants have been formulated to make it a healthier choice for kids today,” added Shiv Sahgal.

At the launch event, a life-size robot designed and created by the Art and Design faculty of UiTM team was unveiled to highlight Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017’s theme and be an inspiration to interested participants. The structure which was led by Senior Lecturer, Elliza Hashim described that the robot comprises of various used materials of plastics, paper based boards and some discarded fabrics. The robot, named Tuah, is meant to be stationed in schools to monitor the recycling habits of kids. It has a set of multi-terrain wheels which portray a very hardworking robot on a mission to scavenge waste materials and ensure that it is properly recycled. It has almost human-like arm function to pick up things and work productively. Tuah also has a set of gadgets like a blaster gun to recycle waste items brought to him by kids wanting to recycle. He will then reward the kids with Paddle Pop ice cream. Tuah is dedicated to help schools contribute to a greener future.

For more information or to download the contest form, teachers, kids and parents are encouraged to visit www.paddlepop.com.my.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Fish for Great Taste & Health Is More Convenient Ayam Brand ™ Sardines and Mackerel Range

Ayam Brand ™ Sardines and Mackerel combine the great taste with benefits of Omega-3 that complement the needs of active individuals who need ready-to-eat, convenient, versatile and nutritious snacks and meal options that are high in Omega-3, calcium and protein.

Love healthy fish but hate cleaning, gutting and preparing fish for meals? Open a can of Ayam Brand™’s Sardines or Mackerel range for a convenient and tasty way to get more healthy fish into your diet.
Ayam Brand ™ Sardines and Mackerel combine the great taste with benefits of Omega-3 that complement the needs of active individuals who need ready-to-eat, convenient, versatile and nutritious snacks and meal options that are high in Omega-3, calcium and protein.

Ayam Brand Sardine Sandwich Toast.

Ayam Brand ™ obtains its sardines and mackerel from cold seas for their higher content of healthy oils such as Omega 3 its tasty and juicy flesh before quickly canning them using the brand’s innovative and proprietary vacuum technology. As with all Ayam Brand™ products, these are free from preservatives, with no added mono-sodium glutamate MSG, allowing the natural flavor of quality sardines and mackerel to be savored.
According Ayam Brand, Marketing Manager, Mr. Nicholas Nyeow, “Ayam Brand™ Sardines and Mackerel are staples of many Malaysian households and are popular with college students and young adults who appreciate the great taste, and the healthfulness of fish. As we celebrate our 125th anniversary with the theme of ‘We care, We are Family!’ we are overwhelmed by the preference Malaysians have for Ayam Brand™ Sardines and Mackerel products,” Mr. Nyeow said.

Steamed Ayam Brand Sardines Rice Noodle roll.

Cheese Ayam Brand Sardine Wontons.

Fresh from Cold Seas
Ayam Brand™ Sardines are exclusively of the Sardinops or Genus Sardina species from the North-Western and Eastern Pacific waters, Southern waters of the Indian Ocean and North-Western Atlantic waters. Mackerel are exclusively of the Scomber species, caught mainly in the North Atlantic Ocean, North-western Pacific and Eastern Pacific waters. Sardines and mackerel living in extreme cold conditions are fattier, juicier and richer in Omega 3.

By selecting these fatty fish that live in cold sea waters, Ayam Brand™  ensures its  products are richer in ‘healthy fats’ including DHA & EPA, the most beneficial forms of Omega-3.
Nutritional benefit
Sardines and mackerel are an excellent source of natural Omega-3. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that we must ingest because the body does not synthesize them but requires them for good health. Among the health benefits of Omega-3 are promoting brain growth, reducing age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s Disease as well as reducing risk factors for heart diseases.
In addition, sardines and mackerel also provide the body with other essential nutrients such as minerals and Vitamins B.
Sardines are among the best sources of calcium, containing two times the calcium as in regular skimmed milk.
Serving suggestions
Ayam Brand™ Sardines and are ready-to-eat straight from the can, make a filling meal with crackers or bread, are tasty toppings or dressings for salads, can be eaten over rice or with porridge or with pasta – the possibilities are endless yet the taste is always amazing. 
Ayam Brand™ has an amazing selection of sardine and mackerel recipes to choose from that span simple recipes that can be completed in less than 10 minutes to show-stopping main courses that are perfect for the festive season. Please visit us at http://www.ayambrand.com.my/recipe.html for more tips to on how to enjoy sardines and mackerel in a variety of styles! 
Pricing and Availability
Ayam Brand™ Sardines are available in tomato sauce, chilli oil and extra virgin olive oil. This range retails from RM4.03 to RM10.28 (inclusive 6% GST).
Ayam Brand™ Mackerel are available in tomato sauce, black beans and chili sauce. This range retails from RM4.03 to RM8.37 (inclusive 6% GST).
The complete range of Ayam Brand healthy and convenient products are available at retail outlets nationwide.

Friday, March 24, 2017

A woman’s body’s fertile signs

She may not be sensitive enough to notice it, but a woman’s body will give a woman signs that she is fertile and can easily get pregnant. So what signs are we looking for when it comes to knowing our body’s fertile signs?

1. Basal body temperature
A woman’s body temperature can be tracked using a basal body thermometer. A woman may chart her fertility to tell the changes of her body every day before you even get out of bed. When a woman is fertile, she will be able to see a spike in her temperature in the chart. This means she’s possibly fertile and going to ovulate soon.

2. Cervical mucus
The so-called egg white cervical mucus is the most fertile of all CM types because it allows the sperm to swim easily into the cervix. Its consistency is similar to raw egg whites and it can stretch an inch or two without breaking in the middle. This is another sign that you are fertile.

3. Increased sex drive
Many women notice an increase in their sex drive when they are fertile. It is due to the hormonal changes happening inside a woman’s body.

Whether you are trying to get pregnant or not, knowing when you’re fertile greatly helps. Through this, you will know when to use contraceptives if you’re family planning or baby dance if you’re trying to get pregnant.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


- Greenview Islamic School’s one-of-a-kind approach to education receives shining recognition -
Greenview Islamic School recently received its first The BrandLaureate award when it was named the Best in International Islamic Education at The BrandLaureate Corporate SME Awards 2016. The award was accepted by Muhammad Azman bin Tan Sri Hamzah, School Director of Greenview Islamic School, and was a milestone in the journey of the school since it was founded in 2010.

Over the years, Greenview Islamic School has become a reputable brand name in Malaysia’s International Islamic education sector. With growing competition, the school continues to differentiate itself from its competitors through placing equal emphasis on academic education, character development, and spiritual strengthening.

“From our humble beginnings, we have channelled our resources towards creating thinking and caring global citizens, and our success in accomplishing that, is the reason for this recognition. This award is dedicated to the parents, and students who work tirelessly towards making their dreams come true and we are ever grateful to them for choosing us as their gateway to the future,” said F. S. A. Majeed, Principal of Greenview Islamic School.

The school’s growth from just four students and six teachers to reaching almost 500 students in just over five years, with limited promotional and marketing efforts, was possible thanks to its curriculum that focuses on enhancing a student’s ability to critically think, communicate effectively, be creative, and build an excellent character. This approach led to the formation of an extensive network of satisfied parents who endorse the efficacy of the school’s approach and recommend it to others.

F. S. A. Majeed added, “Via learning methods such as positive reinforcement learning, we aim to produce highly qualified practicing Muslims who will make positive contributions to Malaysia’s progress as well as becoming active members of the global community.”

Greenview Islamic School offers a wide variety of courses for students from Year 1 to Year 11, with both curricular and extra-curricular activities that contribute to a student’s holistic development. Using positive reinforcement learning, students are inspired to develop self-discipline, and take pride in their own school work, studies, and personal growth.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs form a crucial facet of the school’s business as giving back to society is a vehemently held value. Its initiatives include, awarding financial discounts for potential filled students who have financial difficulties, and providing special care and support to students with special needs.

Those looking to find out more about Greenview Islamic School can visit their branches at either Bukit Jelutong or Bangi and speak to a representative from 8:30am to 12:30pm from Mondays to Thursdays and 8:30am to 12:00pm on Fridays.

Feel free to visit their official website at http://www.greenviewislamicschool.com/, or official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenviewislamicschool/ 

Friday, March 10, 2017

World Kidney Day 2017 Event in Putrajaya for ‘Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Kidneys’

Malaysian Society of Nephrology invites the public to join the fun cycling and walk event.

The World Kidney Day 2017 (WKD17) is an annual event and this year’s focus is on healthy lifestyle to prevent obesity as obesity can lead to chronic kidney disease. Obesity remains the number one preventable risk factor for chronic kidney disease because obesity largely mediates diabetes and hypertension, the 2 most common etiologies for end-stage kidney disease1. Overweight and obese people are also more prone to develop albuminuria and, for at least some types of kidney disease, a greater amount of albuminuria and more rapid progression of renal failure. Apart from that, obesity also leads to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and other serious health problems2.

According to WKD17 organising chair, Dr Lily Mushahar, senior consultant nephrologist, Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, one of the more effective ways of making Malaysians slim down to a healthier weight is through proper education, exposure and awareness. Dr Lily said that eating has become a part of our local culture. Our local food, especially those with high calorie content is one of the contributing factors to the high prevalence of obesity amongst Malaysians.

“We are a multicultural nation with a wide selection of delicious delicacies. However, most of these foods are usually made up of glutinous rice, coconut milk with a high content of sugar. What we can do is to educate everyone on this epidemic and create awareness for a better, healthier lifestyle through this national level World Kidney Day 2017 on the 18th of March, with the Cycling Convoy flagging off from Hospital Serdang to Taman Botani, Fun Run, Zumba and a lot more activities that promote and encourage healthy lifestyle. This year’s WKD17 celebration is special as it started off with a group of 30 cyclists pedalled 633KM from Kangar to Putrajaya over 6 days – all in a bid to raise awareness regarding the importance of healthy lifestyle, exercise to combat obesity and kidney diseases! The journey involves 16 pit stops where the 30 cyclists will spread health messages and collect signatures on a banner, which will be officially given to the Deputy Health Minister on the 18th of March at Putrajaya during the official launce of WKD17 celebration. ” said Dr Lily.

Major private companies such as Lucenxia, Baxter, Fresenius, Sanofi, Kyowa Kirin, Roche and AJ Pharma are also helping to promote and sponsor the event.

“This program is very interesting because not only will there be fun and healthy activities that everyone can participate, but there will also be a talk on kidney health awareness and how to take care of them. Being obese is very closely linked to chronic kidney diseases which can be prevented if more people are aware of their unhealthy eating habits and their sedentary urban lifestyle that lacks exercise,” added Dr Lily.

There will be free health screening including measurement of body mass index, blood glucose level and blood pressure measurement. There will also be various booths promoting health, outdoor activity equipment and a blood donation campaign at Taman Botani Putrajaya this March 18, 2017.

According to the findings by World Health Organization, about 600 million of the world population were overweight and about 41 million of children under the age of 5 years are either overweight or obese3.

Revealed recently by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, obese Malaysians make up 17.7 percent while the ones that are overweight make up about 30 percent, bringing the percentage to 47.7 percent in total. Statistically, Malaysia is the most obese country in Asia and the officials blame it on the high calorie diet and sedentary urban lifestyle4. The health minister has also warned that the country is in the midst of obesity epidemic.

For more information on World Kidney Day 2017 and for registration, please visit
 http://goo.gl/zMQehB for fun run, and http://goo.gl/NpKmJK for fun cycling ride.