Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Scholastic Reading Lounge for Children & Families

Kickstarting the new year, Scholastic, the world’s largest children’s book publisher and distributor today has officially launched the brand new Scholastic Reading Lounge in Sunway Pyramid. The Scholastic Reading Lounge is the first program in the country to be recognised this year as part of the KL World Book Capital 2020 (KLWBC2020).


The Scholastic Reading Lounge is created by Scholastic in collaboration with Sunway Malls with the objective to promote literacy and bonding for families. The lounge is equipped with Scholastic bestselling books that cater to children across all ages and will host regular reading activities and workshops, encouraging families to read together.


Speaking at the launch, Selina Lee, Asia Vice President of Scholastic shared, “In today’s world where everyone in the family is looking at their phones more than they are talking to each other, reading should not be an activity we expect children to do on their own in isolation. Just as eating together as a family is important to help a family connect and build relationships, reading together becomes more impactful and meaningful for children when it’s done together with the family.”


Selina Lee also shared that according to a reading habit study conducted by Scholastic, 40% of children ages 6-11 still wish their parents would read to them. Meanwhile, 85% of children ages 6 – 14 who are or have been read-aloud to consider the activity as a special time with their parents.

On behalf of the advisory committee of KLWBC2020, Mr. Arief Hakim Sani Rahmat, President of Malaysian Book Publishers Association (MABOPA) said, “We’re pleased to have Scholastic as KLWBC2020 partner. As one of the world’s largest children’s book publisher and distributor with 100 years of experience in helping children learn to read and love to read, we are sure Scholastic will make KLWBC2020 much more exciting and impactful.”



Mr. H.C. Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Malls & Theme Parks said, “By collaborating with Scholastic, our young visitors, from pre-schoolers up to young adults, can now have access to over 600 quality books. And I must emphasize that this privilege is absolutely complimentary. It is an initiative for our community and visitors alike.”


“We are excited to be a part of Scholastic Reading Lounge as it is a great initiative to provide a platform for children to begin their digital learning journey. We believe that cultivating reading habit should start at an early age hence, prioritising younger generation is the key to success for a brighter future”, said Mr Jack Yeo, Head of Retail, XOX Mobile.


The Scholastic Reading Lounge is open to the public daily from 10am – 10pm and is located at Level 1, Blue Zone, Sunway Pyramid (opposite Tealive). The lounge also welcomes advance bookings for educational visits from schools and learning centres throughout the school year.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

DASHING ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP IN MALAYSIA WITH JUVENTUS

Merriment fills the air as ardent football fans gather at the IOI City Mall today. Coming from all walks of life, these fans are here to commemorate the official regional partnership in Malaysia between two larger-than-life icons – DASHING, Malaysia’s leading brand of male grooming and personal care products and Juventus , one of the world’s most respected and revered football clubs. DASHING, a name that stands for fun, brotherhood, contemporary masculinity and active lifestyle, transformed the mall’s centre court into an interactive exciting Football Experience Centre. At this unique “experience centre”, guests were able to put their football skills to the test with games such as Radar Speed Cage, Target Football, Goalkeeper Reaction Test and Electronic Skills Mat.

“Juventus and DASHING are two distinctive icons in their respective fields – one in the world of football and the other in men’s personal care and grooming,” said Mr Sriram Krishnamurthy, Chief Executive of Wipro-Unza Malaysia. “Both brands share identical values and bro-codes such as supreme team spirit, brotherhood, always ready to back one another, enjoying each other’s success, and the constant passion to excel and win.”


Sriram adds “In the coming months, DASHING has lined up a number of exciting launches, activations and promotions in partnership with Juventus . Several Malaysian fans will get the golden opportunity to visit the facilities of Juventus first-hand, in a money-can’t buy experience”

Tomas Aricò, Juventus Head of Partnerships, stated: “The announcement of this partnership with DASHING in Malaysia represents for Juventus another significant step into its international activity and confirms Club growing presence in the APAC region further supported by its newly opened branch in Hong Kong, here represented by its Managing Director, Federico Palomba”.


“I am delighted to attend this announcement event,” Federico Palomba added. “This partnership has been the first opportunity we facilitate for the Club’s new partnerships development in the APAC region. We will strive to provide the best support to activate the strategic partnership in such a key market and look forward to our great success in the near future.”

As part of the partnership, DASHING is proud to announce the DASHING x Juventus Buy , Whatsapp & Win Contest which will be running from October 2019 – March 2020 is set to reward every winner with the ultimate football experience - 6 grand prize winners will be flown to the Italian city of Turin for a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet their favourite Juventus players in person as well as watch live match at the Allianz Stadium – the home ground of Juventus.
Other cool prizes include exclusive official autographed Juventus merchandises and limited edition DASHING / ELITE x Juventus gift sets.

Win this exclusive opportunity with a few simple steps. Consumers can participate in this contest by buying any product of DASHING or ELITE at any participating outlet in Malaysia and partake in a Whatsapp entry competition. To encourage more participation and make dream come true for all Football fans in Malaysia there is no restriction on amount or number of items that needs to be purchased for participation.

“I am so honoured and elated at the same time to visit Malaysia and meet Juventus fans here for the first time,” says Trezeguet at the event. “From the thunderous applause alone, I can see how passionate Malaysians are when it comes to football. I guess that’s the true beauty of football — it’s not just a sport; it’s a tie that binds everyone, everywhere, together.” For the last 25 years, DASHING has been at the top of its game as a leading men’s personal care and grooming product purveyor, thanks to the undying loyalty of its fans,” says Venkat Jangam, Marketing Manager for Wipro-Unza Malaysia. “Thus, this fabulous experience is one of our ways to express gratitude for the continuous support we have received from Malaysian men. We are sure they will see for themselves why the DASHING – Juventus partnership is the coming together of champions.”

Fans also were in absolute awe when, for the first time in Malaysia, they are able to get up-close and personal with the legendary Serie A trophy. Throughout its illustrious 122 years of history, Juventus has won the most with 37 championships.


Event aside, a complete 360-defree marketing campaign will be rolled out nationwide, and this includes a limited-edition range of DASHING x Juventus co-branded products that will be retailed on special point-of-sales materials bedecked with the club’s iconic black and white livery. The limited-edition collection is slated to meet fans in March next year. The DASHING x Juventus event at IOI City Mall will be opened to the public on 28 November 2019 and ends on 1st December 2019. #DashingJuventus


For more information on DASHING x Juventus “Buy, WhatsApp & Win” contest visit DASHING Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Dashing.MY and Instagram: www.instagram.com/dashing_my

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Toppen Shopping Centre: fun-filled and family-friendly activities

Have a nice day to dear readers and visitors of this blog. This coming December we'll be planning for our family road trip. It's nice that school holidays soon and we can plan where to go. That's new shopping mall in Johor, do you know about it? 

IKEA Southeast Asia marked the grand opening of Toppen Shopping Centre with a sneak preview of what is in-store for Johoreans and beyond, as it sets itself to become the new community hub of Tebrau.


From 13th November until 24th November 2019, Toppen Shopping Centre welcomes everyone to enjoy fun-filled and family-friendly activities such as art workshops, yoga for kids, face painting, and family Zumba. Local skateboard, parkour and dance groups will be running workshops and competitions as well. Visitors can also look forward to game booths, food stalls, fashion corners, and many more previews to what Toppen have in the pipeline for the months to come.

(From left to right) Christian Olofsson, Shopping Centre & Mixed Use Director of IKEA Southeast Asia; Joakim Hogsander, General Manager of Toppen Shopping Centre; Christian Roejkjaer, Managing Director of IKEA Southeast Asia; Ir. Hajah Nazatul Shima binti Mohamad, Deputy Secretary – City Council of Johor Bahru; and Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia during Toppen’s grand opening ceremony on 13 November

The #JelesEk Festival
Inspired by the #JelesEk opening campaign that is a homage to iconic Johorean traits, a key highlight of the festival is a live performance of the #JelesEk anthem on the 16th November 2019. This will be performed by Johorean stars, Joe Flizzow and Joyce Chu who created a special music video for Toppen. The song is also central to Toppen’s #JelesEk TikTok challenge. In the first collaboration between a shopping centre and the leading destination for short-form mobile video, Toppen invites the public to dance and lip-sync to its song. Participants will stand chance to win RM10,000 worth of prizes. As part of the partnership with TikTok, visitors can enjoy TikTok-able spots through the shopping centre, which will also host the annual TikTok Creators Day on 17th November 2019, gathering 80 of the platform’s top influencers across Malaysia and Singapore, to create fun and creative content around Toppen. Also, on the 13th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th November 2019, visitors are encouraged to participate in a treasure hunt organised by TikTok.

The Topp
The centre’s crown jewel rooftop known as The Topp plays a key role in hosting the festival. Designed specifically for the diverse community, there is something for every visitor. For thrill-seekers, the youth active zone features a skate park, parkour zone, and wall climbing area, while those who are looking to go on a gastronomical journey can enjoy a variety of local and international food from the alfresco eateries. The interactive outdoor space also includes a multi-purpose court, an event piazza, a rooftop garden, kids’ water-play area, the region’s first permanent outdoor cinema, and an e-sports arena for a great day out with friends and family.


“When we had the vision to create Toppen, we knew that it cannot be just another shopping centre. We wanted to create a meeting place that can contribute positively to the surrounding neighbourhood”, said Christian Roejkjaer, Managing Director of IKEA Southeast Asia.


He further added, “We built Toppen with the community’s interest in mind. Together with the help of local authorities and groups, we have all put a conscious effort in celebrating what makes Johor unique. We are proud to house both local and international brands, while creating a hub where home-grown Johorean talents and communities can come together to share and create.”


Community-Friendly Facilities
Anchored by IKEA Tebrau, the 1.25 million square-feet shopping centre offers four levels of ‘retailtainment’ experiences. With 300 shops ranging from household names like Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G.) and TGV Cinemas, 80% of Toppen’s offerings are new-to-Johor brands such as The Pantheon, 9 to 9, and Concept Haus. Toppen will operate alongside 90% of its tenants opening on the same day.


The new lifestyle hub is easy to reach with accessibility to major roads, public transportation, and ample parking with over 4,600 spaces across two levels. Toppen was also inspired by its Scandinavian roots, featuring spacious and clean designs with lots of natural light, and greeneries, making it an enjoyable place to spend any day.

Toppen’s crown jewel rooftop known as The Topp includes multi-purpose court, an event piazza, a rooftop garden, kids’ water-play area, alfresco eateries and the region’s first permanent outdoor cinema


Joakim Hogsander, General Manager of Toppen Shopping Centre explained, “With a name like Toppen which means ‘great’ in Swedish, we strive to exceed expectations at every turn. Besides understanding the needs of the people, we also acknowledge that every customers’ journey is unique to their own. Therefore, we look at offering appropriate, concise and customized offline and online services to make each shopper’s experience more personal and positive.”


Toppen Shopping Centre is the third anchored-by-IKEA shopping centre in Malaysia and the fourth in Southeast Asia. Following the success of other IKEA Stores and shopping centres in the region, Toppen is set to be the prime meeting place that creates a better everyday life for the many people. It is projected to attract more than 15 million residents and tourists by the year 2020.



About IKEA Southeast Asia
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has created a better everyday life for the many people by offering well-designed, functional home furnishings at affordable prices.  As a franchisee, we inspire and enable people to make home count in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Our multi-national team has ambitious plans to enter the Philippines, Vietnam and Mexico in years ahead.  Our shopping centres are anchored by IKEA and, with partners and investments in other types of real estate, we create walkable communities where people shop, work, live and play. Part of the Ikano Group, we are the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

DUNKIN' UNVEILS NEW BRAND IDENTITY IN MALAYSIA

Marc DaSilva, Managing Director -South East Asia, China & New Zealand, Dunkin’ Brands International; Peter Yu (虞国安), Managing Director of Golden Donuts Sdn. Bhd.; Jesrina Liew (廖燕卿), Group General Manager of Golden Donuts Sdn. Bhd.; and Howard Hiew(伟云), International Business Manager South East Asia, Dunkin’ Brands International sharing a light coffee toast moment during the Dunkinlaunch even


Dunkin’ Donuts has been on a first-name basis with its fans around the world, many of whom naturally and affectionately refer to the brand simply as “Dunkin’.” In recognition of this relationship, and as one of many steps to transform itself into a premier beverage-led, on-the-go brand, the company revealed its new brand identity as “Dunkin’” in Malaysia, aligning with Dunkin’ U.S.’s official rebranding in 2018. In conjunction with the rebranding, Golden Donuts Sdn. Bhd., the franchisee for Dunkin’ in Malaysia, launched its new outlet in Suria KLCC, the first in Malaysia to carry the Dunkin’ brand and revamped ‘360 store design’ concept.


The new branding conveys the company’s commitment to energising guests around the world through great-tasting coffee and donuts, while embracing Dunkin’s heritage by retaining its familiar pink and orange colours, and iconic font, introduced in 1973. Beginning in November 2019, the new branding will appear on in-store packaging, as well as the brand’s advertising, website and social channels in Malaysia. Going forward, the new “Dunkin’” logo will also be featured on exterior and interior signages on all new and remodelled stores.


According to Peter Yu Kok Ann, Managing Director of Golden Donuts, “Our new branding is one of the many things we are doing to elevate the Dunkin’ experience for our guests in Malaysia. For starters, our new stores will adopt a ‘360 store design’ concept – a warm and welcoming café-style approach that prominently highlights Dunkin’s coffee culture and menu offerings. While donuts remain a key priority, we are committed to make Dunkin’ the preferred choice for guests to recharge for the day through great beverages, delicious food and unparalleled convenience.”


In line with the brand’s coffee and beverage-forward strategy, Golden Donuts will progressively expand its Dunkin’ beverage menu, including further development of its espresso range. Some of the recent additions include Flat White and Caramel Macchiato, which will be available at all Dunkin’ outlets nationwide from 8th November onwards. Golden Donuts will also channel its efforts into building Dunkin’s coffee credentials by educating guests about its coffee quality and heritage, which goes back nearly 70 years.


Yu added, “To showcase the breadth of our donut varieties, the new Suria KLCC store is offering more than 40 flavours, including exclusive items such as the Donut Fingers, Cheesecake donuts, Big Boss donuts and Coffee Bean donuts. We will continue introducing exciting flavours to consumers – the latest being the aromatic Vanilla Latte and Coffee donuts, made with coffee-
flavoured dough. We see the potential of positioning donuts for celebration and gifting, for occasions such as weddings and birthdays, and would like to drive this message to consumers.”

Dunkin’ in Suria KLCC is the first outlet to carry the new Dunkin’ brand identity in Malaysia with a revamped ‘360 store design’ concepta warm and welcoming café-style approach that prominently highlights Dunkin’s coffee culture and menu offerings

"Our savoury menu is another area we will focus on. Made fresh in store every day, our selection of premium sandwiches is perfect for a grab-and-go meal which satiates the palate. Take our SunnyEgg sandwiches, for instance; a unique item made with our donut buns, egg patty and a filling of choice – with Tuna and Chicken Mayo being top favourites. For a better-for-you alternative, guests can choose an egg white patty,” Yu further commented.


Since Dunkin’ was founded in the 1950s, the company has grown to more than 12,900 restaurants worldwide in 42 countries. Dunkin’ expanded to Malaysia in 1987, with its first outlet in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Today, there are 92 Dunkin’ outlets operating nationwide in strategic locations, including malls, gas stations, highway rest and service areas, transportation hubs and airports. Four new outlets are scheduled to open by end of 2019 at Toppen Shopping Centre, Tropicana Gardens, LRT Masjid Jamek and LRT Abdullah Hukum respectively.


In addition to expanding its in-store business, Golden Donuts will also expand the Dunkin’ brand presence through food delivery and e-commerce platforms. As consumer lifestyles become increasingly digitalised, the brand is reaching out to consumers through integrated platforms. For example, Golden Donuts is currently partnering with GrabFood and Foodpanda on delivery, and recently set up its official store on Shopee to tap into digital shoppers.


As part of its CSR initiative, Golden Donuts will be contributing all proceeds from the Suria KLCC store’s a la carte coffee sales in November 2019 to OrphanCare, in aid of underprivileged children. OrphanCare is a not-for-profit foundation which works closely with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, and Department of Social Welfare, to give institutionalised children and unplanned, at-risk, newborn babies the opportunity of growing up in the care of a loving family.

To further drive Dunkin’s coffee offerings and build a daily ritual among coffee lovers, there will be a nationwide Dunkin’ Coffee Hour from 8th to 30th November 2019, with half-priced coffee beverages available at all Dunkin’ Malaysia outlets (except Dunkin’ Malaysia airport outlets) from morning to 2pm daily.

For more details, contact 03-4256 0688, visit www.dunkindonuts.com.my or connect to www.facebook.com/dunkin.malaysia.

About Dunkin’
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 13 years running. The company has more than 12,900 restaurants in 42 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.


About Golden Donuts
Golden Donuts is the master franchisee for Dunkin’ in Malaysia. In 1987, it set up the first Dunkin’ shop at Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Since then, the company has steadily expanded its footprint in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah, and now operates more than 90 outlets. In Malaysia, Dunkin’ is a market leader in donuts, and is also well known for its hot and iced Dunkin’ Arabica coffee and SunnyEgg sandwiches. For more information, visit www.dunkindonuts.com.my.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AS THE BUTTER CHOICE!

(Left) Kennie Thong, Marketing Manager of Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn. Bhd. unveiling Kenny Rogers ROASTERS (KRR) specially marinated Garlic Butter Chicken, making its comeback by popular demand!

What did the block of butter say to the bulb of garlic? “It’s always butter when we are together”. To welcome the year-end, Kenny Rogers ROASTERS (KRR) invites guests to dive into a pool of rich aromatic flavours as the rotisserie-roasted chicken restaurant is bringing its delicious specially marinated Garlic Butter Chicken meal back by popular demand!

Marinated in garlic butter exclusively for the Garlic Butter Chicken meal, indulge in KRR’s tender and juicy chicken livened with a strong creamy garlic butter gravy. The combination of these two components bring about a distinctive flavour, the perfect complement for a robust meal. Be spoilt for choice with the meal options catered for sharing or to have on its own:


1. Garlic Butter Chicken Meal @ RM24.90 – 1 piece of Garlic Butter Quarter Chicken + 3 side dishes + 1 piece of Kenny’s Home-made Muffin

2. Garlic Butter Chicken & Soup Meal @ RM 26.90 – 1 piece of Garlic Butter Quarter Chicken + 1 side dish + 1 Kenny’s Mushroom & Chicken Soup + 1 piece of Kenny’s Home-made Muffin

3. Garlic Butter Whole Chicken @ RM 55.00

4. Garlic Butter Family Feast @ RM88.80 – 1 Garlic Butter Whole Chicken + 2 side dishes + 4 pieces of Kenny’s Home-made Muffins + 1.5 litre of Coca-Cola 


Match the meal with a glass of Minty Passion Mocktail, a refreshing mix of tropical passion fruit topped with citrusy lime and garnishes of fragrant mint leaves.

“As a brand, we look to diversify KRR’s food offerings throughout the year for a meaningful meal experience. Each quarter, guests will see a special meal campaign put forth, carefully-thought out to delight our guests’ palate. Thus, we themed this meal campaign as ‘Back and
Butter than Ever’ as we received a great abundance of response to bring back the Garlic Butter Chicken,” said Kennie Thong, Marketing Manager of Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn Bhd.

KRR Card members nationwide are in for a treat! KRR Card holders who activate or reload RM100 in their KRR Card will get a complimentary Nasi Lemak Solo. For registered KRR Card members celebrating their birthday, double the happiness with a Kenny’s Quarter Meal on the house, with any purchase within their birthday month.

Always been thinking what to eat, weekend usually we headed to shopping mall for family time. There are many restaurants in mall which makes us wonder what to eat. Now you know of this, you can plan your meal with loved ones.



For more information on Kenny Rogers ROASTERS, kindly contact 03 - 2119 9888, visit www.krr.com.my or connect to www.facebook.com/krrmalaysia.

* All prices are inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% Service Tax where applicable
* Price varies at KRR Genting Highlands

ABOUT KENNY ROGERS ROASTERS
Kenny Rogers ROASTERS (“KRR”) was originally set up by popular Country and Western singer, Kenny Rogers, and former Governor of the state of Kentucky, John Y Brown Jr, in 1991. In April 2008, Berjaya Corp Bhd (BCorp) wholly owned subsidiary of ROASTERS Asia Pacific and master franchise for KRR fully acquired the chain’s parent, US-based NF Roasters. Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of BFood and BCorp, is the operator for KRR chain of restaurants in Malaysia.

KRR is a multi-award winning mid-casual dining restaurant with rotisserie roasted chicken as its main core product complemented by a wide variety of wholesome choices. With restaurants all over Malaysia, KRR has also expanded internationally and has restaurants operating in China, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Bangladesh, Thailand, UAE, USA and India

NKF's Golden Journey Honours Patients. Support Services

(Centre) Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr.Abu Bakar Suleiman, President of the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia;and Y. Bhg Dato’ Dr. Zaki Morad Mohd Zaher, Chairman of the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia; together with members of the current and past Board of Governors and Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Petaling Jaya team members, representative for the Late Dato’ Dr Sreenevasan, representative for the Late Dato’ Pathmanaban and representative for the Late Dr Ganesan celebrating National Kidney Foundation Malaysia’s (NKF Malaysia) 50thanniversary in a cake cutting ceremony
In conjunction with its 50th anniversary this year, the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) paid homage to patients who were aided by the organisation, together with nurses and staff who have served at NKF’s dialysis centres located throughout the country.

In a simple yet meaningful celebration at the Royal Lake Club, Kuala Lumpur, NKF, Malaysia’s leading non-profit dialysis treatment provider, honoured its pioneers and long-serving staff.
Aptly themed “A Golden Journey”, the anniversary celebration was attended by Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Abu Bakar Suleiman, President of the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia; Y. Bhg Dato’ Dr. Zaki Morad Mohd Zaher, Chairman of the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia, Members of the Board of Governors and Board of Directors, former and existing NKF staff, patients as well as donors.

“Since our inception in 1969, NKF has grown tremendously and reached such a great number of patients, thanks to the unwavering support of various government bodies and agencies, countless other organisations and individuals. This has enabled us to expand our role from being just a dialysis treatment provider, to becoming a one-stop national resource centre for all kidney-related matters. Our tireless efforts to fight kidney-related disease has also been recognised through the Code of Good Governance which was recently awarded to NKF by the Registry of Societies Malaysia,” said Dato’ Dr Zaki Morad, Chairman of NKF Board of Directors.


“Now that we have achieved the endorsement by the Ministry of Health for all our centres, the MQA Accreditation of our Training Centre, and MSQH for several dialysis centres, our patients can be assured of consistent high quality service,” said Dato’ Dr Zaki.


Annually, NKF needs RM24.9 million to subsidise the dialysis treatments costs for its 1,700 patients who seek treatment at its 28 dialysis centres nationwide.

“It is no easy feat to raise such a huge sum but through the generosity and overwhelming backing from various organisations, as well as donations from members of the public, grants and various forms of financial support we have received, NKF is able to subsidise the treatment cost for the patients on dialysis,” he said.


The organisation is on the forefront of promoting public awareness of kidney disease and its treatment, while striving to raise the standards of care it provides to patients with kidney failure and those who are suffering from various kidney-related illnesses.


Currently, regular health talks, public forums, health screening and counselling sessions are conducted in various cities and towns across Malaysia to educate the community on early detection and prevention of kidney failure. In recent times, these included NKF’s #SihatBersama and #GreenWednesday social media campaign, which were launched in support of the Ministry of Health’s efforts to promote healthy living amongst Malaysians as well as educating the public on organ donation and organ transplantation.


To date, NKF has screened about 600,000 Malaysians for early signs of kidney disease, including the Orang Asli community. Over the next few years, NKF will be channelling more resources – including using social media platforms – to promote kidney health and prevention of kidney failure.

One of the NKF pioneers honoured at the event was Shirley Koh, its former Fundraising Head. Recalling her journey, she said: “Now, with NKF’s good work known to many more people, I hope the organisation will continue to receive strong financial support and hopefully, in due time, NKF will be able to provide free dialysis treatment to all needy dialysis patients.”

Another pioneer in the NKF family is its Jalan Hang Lekiu Centre Manager, Jayarani D/O Savarimuthu. She said: “Seeing NKF centres across the country brings a deep sense of appreciation of the efforts of every single person that made NKF what it is today”. Dialysis patient at NKF-Calvary Cheras Centre, Chin Yoke Kian, who suffers from kidney failure as a result of Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) said: “Thank God for NKF, as I am unemployed. The fees are affordable.”

Meanwhile, Josbir Singh S/O Keher Singh who undergoes dialysis at NKF – Apex Centre in Klang said: “I am proud to be with NKF. December 2018, marked my 22 years of dialysis. Whenever the doctor comes, he will advise on how to take of my health as a dialysis patient.”

Similarly, another NKF patient, Hafsah Hajar who regularly receives dialysis treatment at Charis Centre in Cheras cited a short period when she was required to go through dialysis in the Kepong centre. “Although I was not their (Kepong) patient, the nurses treated me well and equally as other patients.”

According to Dato’ Dr Zaki, as NKF continues to serve kidney patients in need across the nation, the organisation remains in need of long-term financial support for its efforts, given that the country has 40,000 individuals on dialysis with more than 7,000 new patients every year.

For further information National Kidney Foundation Malaysia please call 03 – 7954 9048 or visit http://www.nkf.org.my/.

National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia is a non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to helping Malaysians suffering from end stage kidney failure who lack access to or cannot afford dialysis treatment. NKF currently has over 1,700 dialysis patients receiving subsidised dialysis treatment in over 28 dialysis centres nationwide.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Free Food and Beverage to win!

Wow that is so awesome because everyone of us need to eat, a day we need to have how many meals? Breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Now there's chance for you to win , simple and easy to take part, the detail is in the website. Just click on the link to find out. PMPJ campaign, awaiting folks that love to eat to take part! Foodie good luck to you!