Asssorted Taiwan Delights Popping up @ 1Utama Shopping Centre

I always buy Taiwanese Pineapple Tarts whenever I travel to Taiwan. In fact, there are many more variant and delicious Taiwan Delights available. Good news to us, we can taste them all for Free at the Taiwan Food Tour Pop-Up Shop happening at 1Utama Shopping Centre from 26 Oct to 30 Oct 2022.
From left: Chang, Taiwan Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Malaysia national vice president James Wei, Taiwan Trade Center (Kuala Lumpur) director Eva Peng, Taipei Investor’s Association in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur standing committee director Kambric Yin Tsui Min and Malaysian cooking influencer Coco Lim, during the opening ceremony.

Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade and Taiwan External Trade Development Council are leading 25 Taiwanese food & beverage companies to set up the Taiwan Food Tour Pop-Up Shop here, following the launch of the “Taiwan Food Tour Go” in August 2022.
Taiwan has always been famous for its teas, pineapple tarts, boba milk tea, and this event is the perfect opportunity to discover the next big hit. There are 5 main categories of products being showcased in this Taiwan Food Tour Pop-Up Shop, namely: healthy boosing food, prepared food, condiments, beverages and snacks.
With featured products include iTi Superior Taste Award winning Xiluo Datong Soy Sauce, Chien Hsiang Alkaline Water, and Yuan Long Tang teas; Taiwan's leading exported sesame oil from Flavor Full, winter melon tea brick from Lao Tao Ke, 100% additive-free dried fruits from Chao Hsiang, Taiwanese rice cakses from Hahn Shyuan, agricultural products from Chen Jiah Juang, plant-based dried meat from Hoya Foods, as well as canned foods from Hung Chan Food.

Get Rid of Acne with Thursday Plantation

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most teenagers and adult alike, including myself. When I do my research online, I found that acne stems from hormonal changes that occur in our body. Teenagers are the worst hit when going through puberty due to the tremendous increase in androgens hormones. While adult women like me also face a similar acne crisis when the body lacks estrogen hormone and testosterone hormones increase rapidly.

Though acne is a common condition, its impact on quality of life should not be overlooked. For those who have been dealing with it over a long period of time, there is frustration, embarrassment and even anger.
With Thursday Plantation’s Acne Skin care range, all those with trouble acne skin can now be relieved of their skin problems. Origins from Australia, Thursday Plantation’s Acne Skin care range is specially formulated to treat sensitive acne-prone skin, with 100% Pure Australia tea tree oil as a key ingredient as well as other plant ingredients in combating acne. Tea tree oil has both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which help with treating inflammatory acne lesions, such as pimples and breakouts.
I have been using the 4 steps Thursday Plantation Acne Skin care for a week now, and my skin feels soothe and calm. Just follow the simple 4 steps below;

Step 1: Tea Tree Face Wash

To start-off your acne-care routine, cleanse the skin with Tea Tree Face Wash. The naturally derived cleanser captures the antibacterial power of Tea Tree Oil to gently remove sebum excess, dirt and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils. It leaves the skin looking clearer, fresher and healthier.

The foaming, soap-free cleanser helps prevent acne and pimples by gently cleansing the skin to remove the build up of excessive oils.

[ comfort zone ] Sublime Skin Collection is the Anti-Aging Skincare that You Need

Environmental friendly products with sustainability concept is very popular amongst the beauty junkies. [ comfort zone ], a certified B Corporation’s skincare brand acknowledged and favoured by users with a propensity for earth friendly and environment sustaining skincare, has renewed its Sublime Skin Collection with a range of products that delivers an even higher level of performance in rejuvenating the skin. These products are enhanced with a new and proven natural filler solution to counteract the effects of structural ageing and the causes at a cellular level, while ensuring greater environmental sustainability in accordance with [ comfort zone ]’s conscious skin science mission.
The new Sublime Skin collection includes 6 new SKU as below:
  • Sublime Skin Micropeel Lotion
  • Sublime Skin Intensive Serum
  • Sublime Skin Cream
  • Sublime Skin Eye Cream
  • Sublime Skin Peel Pads
  • Sublime Skin Lift-Mask
The hero product of these range is the Intensive Serum. The light and silky serum delivers a comprehensive action to counteract cellular ageing and preserves skin structure. The serum is designed to support sustainability and circularity by offering an innovative refill pack that allows the glass bottle to be reused for 1 year and the packaging is easily recycled.
Moreover, repeated purchase of the refill, which weighs 91% less than the original pack, reduces CO2 emissions and therefore helps to limit environmental impact. [ comfort zone ]’s research and development is driven by its commitment to maximise performance and sustainability. The [ comfort zone ] laboratory at the Davines Village Scientific Garden has dug deep into its DEGENER-AGING™ research on the ageing mechanisms of fundamental skin structure such as water, proteins and lipids. The study has led to the development of an innovative solution to treat cellular senescence.
Owing to a new pool of active ingredients to combat DEGENER-AGING™ in the solution, the renewed suite of Sublime Skin products are more advanced, cleaner and sustainable, as well as clinically proven to reduce wrinkles, plump and firm the face, as akin to a natural filler effect.


MILO® is my family favourite beverage. I let my kids drink a cup of it in the morning everyday, I am so excited that they have launched the new UHT variant - MILO® CALCIUM Pluz™ which contains calcium and vitamin D per serve that is comparable to a glass of milk. Part of MILO®’s growing range of nutritious UHT offerings, MILO® CALCIUM Pluz™ provides mothers a convenient solution to help them meet the nutritional needs of their child to win the day in school.
Made from the goodness of milk, malt barley and cocoa, MILO® CALCIUM Pluz™ is packed with MILO®’s unique blend of key vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B2 to unlock energy from food as well as vitamin D that helps the body to utilise calcium. With 2x calcium and more milk in a serving1, MILO® CALCIUM Pluz™ is high in calcium which helps to develop strong bones and teeth.
“We are delighted to introduce MILO® CALCIUM Pluz™ in our effort to help mothers provide the best for their child. With school life returning in full force, mothers look to provide the right nutrition for their child to fuel their energy and achieve their passions in school. They want something nutritious and delicious that is comparable to the nutrition of milk. Having the right balance of essential vitamins and minerals, including a high calcium content, MILO® CALCIUM Pluz™ would be able to help improve nutritional intake among children with the great taste of MILO® that they love, while energising them to go further in school, no matter what they set their minds to,” said April Wong, Business Executive Officer – Ready-to-Drink, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad.

Suria KLCC Group Marks Deepavali Celebrations with a Vibrant Feast for The Senses

With pandemic restrictions lifted and the economy in full swing, this Deepavali calls for a more colourful affair as the Hindu community in Malaysia welcomes this important celebration.

The Suria KLCC Group, consisting of Suria KLCC, Alamanda and Mesra Mall, is set to usher in the festival of lights, which falls on 24 October 2022, with vivacious sights and sounds.

“Deepavali is a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. This festive season reminds us to not only celebrate with gusto, but also with gratitude as we journey ahead as a community after the struggle of recent times.” said Andrew Brien, CEO of the Suria KLCC Group.
Dazzling festivities at Suria KLCC

Suria KLCC will be hosting the Deepavali celebrations for 17 days, from 14 to 30 October 2022. A vibrant garden installation at the Centre Court beckons visitors into its fold throughout this period. Visitors will be fêted to a lively setup filled with floral peacocks and traditional Indian gazebo adorned with flower garlands. The festive mood is further augmented with Deepavali tunes.
In the middle of the garden, a 20-foot rotating kolam with motion sensor lighting and sound is poised to provide visitors with a fun, interactive experience. This feature comes to life with multi-coloured lights when shoppers trigger the sensors on this festive centrepiece. On selected weekends, shoppers will also be treated to traditional Indian dance performances at the Centre Court.

The Upgraded Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion with 5 Hyaluronic Acids for Maximum Hydration

Hydration is most important and essential in maintaining healthy skin. A hydrated complexion looks more plump, healthy, and youthful looking. Having an adequately hydrated face will help to improve skin elasticity which will reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Additionally, hydrated skin also helps to combat oiliness. Dehydrated skin produces more oil because it is compensating for a lack of moisture. Dehydrated skin is also less resilient to environmental irritants. When your skin is fully hydrated, it is able to fight and flush out toxins more effectively because your cells are getting the maximum amount of hydration that they need to function at their best.

The best ingredient for hydration is Hyaluronic acid (HA), as it is natural, has a high viscosity, and is water-retaining. It retains water just like a sponge, to achieve the efficient water-locking effect. It is often used as a base for skin care.
Since the launch of Hada Labo in Japan in 2004, it has continued to conduct in-depth research on hyaluronic acid and is committed to providing consumers with a more perfect moisturizing experience. After 18 years of research, Hada Labo has made a new breakthrough and developed the World’s First Fermented Hyaluronic Acid! The R&D inspiration comes from the traditional fermentation process developed by the monk from Shoryakuji Temple in Nara, Japan 600 years ago.

Pavilion REIT Malls Usher in Deepavali with Lights & Delights

With the Festival of Lights upon us, Pavilion REIT Malls invite shoppers to celebrate Deepavali with vibrant kolam designs, beautiful decorations, irresistible shopping deals and fun-filled activities for everyone from now until the end of October!


Malaysia’s premier shopping destination, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, presents a ‘Majestic Deepavali’ this year, with extravagant decorations, performances, activities and shopping rewards!
Be sure to stop by and admire the glorious decorative elephants and colourful kolams illuminating the iconic Crystal Fountain. In Hindu culture, elephants are sacred symbols of peace, mental strength, and power, while kolams signify auspiciousness and good luck. Inspired by stunning saree designs, the mall is decorated with brightly coloured flowers, capturing the hues of the rainbow,— six yards of pure grace, elegance, and beauty commemorating the festive season.

Catch the festive performances by Temple of Fine Arts on the 8, 9, 15 and 16 October from 3pm to 3.30pm at Pavilion KL’s Main Entrance. The Temple of Fine Arts has planned a series of Indian Cultural Dances, including Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Kathak, and Contemporary – there’s even something for Bollywood fans! Bring your friends and family to rediscover the wonders of these ' cultural, artistic and spiritual traditions.
Plenty of festive treats and shopping await at Pavilion KL this festive period. Shop for your Deepavali-themed body and shower products from LUSH, and find your signature scent from Amouage. Get festive-ready and bling on with stacks of gold-toned crystals from Swarovski. For some exciting entertainment, catch the latest blockbusters at Dadi Cinema, then cap off your day with delectable Northern Indian delicacies at Royal India and visit The Coffee Academïcs for coffee and dessert.

Support Pink October Month with a Purposeful Shopping at Pavilion KL

In honour of Pink October, Pavilion KL has curated a list of brands you can do to show your support. With a plentitude of pink, Pavilion KL celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with style, strength and steadfast support.
Dine-in for a cause

Showing your support for Pink October is as easy as dining in at The Coffee Academics. With their high standards in coffee quality and exceptional coffee experience, we guarantee you’ll be able to enjoy in their cozy environment for a pick-me-up or a hearty meal. Proceeds will directly support the National Cancer Council (MAKNA) in their commendable efforts in executing awareness campaigns for breast cancer.
Location: The Coffee Academics, Level 3, Connection

All Pink Meal!

Indulge in “The Pink Series” menu where you’ll be served with an all pink 3-course meal at 
Michelangelo’s & OCEAN TWE12VE! A creamy pink potato soup with a hint of beet root and herbs to start off, followed by their homemade pink fettuccine topped with Halibut Fillet. That’s not it! End your meal with a Pink Rose Latte and Strawberry Panna Cotta, a perfect way to celebrate Pink October and up your social media game!
Location: Michelangelo’s & OCEAN TWE12VE, Level 3, Connection, Pavilion KL

SAH Malaysia! Showcases the Most Viral Mi MAGGI® Creations

2022 marks the 51 years of history of Mi MAGGI® in Malaysia! Congratulations to my favourite instant noodle brand - Mi MAGGI® !
I grow up with Mi MAGGI®, it is always my go-to noodle every time I am cravings for one. Hence I am very excited to celebrate this milestone together through its annual MAGGI® SAH Malaysia!, campaign, which was organised in conjunction with Malaysia’s 65th Independence Day as well as the 59th Malaysia Day recently.
The campaign reached its culmination via a Grand Finale and on ground fiesta celebration as MAGGI®‘s biggest event of the year, held at the architectural and historical landmark of the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) on 20 Oct 2022.
Officiating the Grand Finale of MAGGI SAH Malaysia

Introduced in Malaysia in 1971, Mi MAGGI® has since been a Malaysian favourite, from a hearty bowl of MAGGI® Soup noodles at home to a plate of MAGGI® Mi Goreng at the restaurant.

Speaking at the media event, Juan Aranols, CEO of Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad said that the MAGGI® SAH Malaysia! campaign themed DuniaKu Bersama MAGGI® celebrates the richness and heritage of MAGGI® creations from home to food outlets, paying tribute to the culinary creativity of warungs, mamak stalls and food trucks nationwide, all of which form the colourful fabric of Malaysian lifestyle.

New & Exclusive Brands @ Guardian Malaysia in Conjunction with 55th Anniversary

Congratulations to our favourite pharmacy - Guardian Malaysia for celebrating it's 55th Anniversary in October 2022. Not only that, it also marks the 5th Anniversary of Guardian’s Gaya Squad.
I am always glad to be a part of The Guardian Gaya Squad. It is an initiative by Guardian Malaysia to build relationship with customers through social media is now a key delivery channel for customers to access ideas and information for smart and healthy living.
This October, Guardian Gaya Squad were given a special preview on the new and exclusive brands on offer in a special event held at the beautiful Ampang GlasshouseGuardian Malaysia has introduced a slew of new and exclusive brands in the event.

“What started with a modest 200 square feet of trading space inside the Weld Supermarket, has over the last 5 decades become the leading pharmacy, health and beauty retail chain in the country, that has been voted the number one Malaysian-grown retailing brand at the recent 2021 Putra Brand Awards. Today, Guardian has more than 520 stores all over the country, and a booming e-store and an app that is accessible 24/7,” said Angela Teo, Head of Marketing, Guardian Health and Beauty Sdn Bhd.
“Today, as part of our 55th Anniversary celebrations, we are introducing 24 new arrivals to our stores and to our Guardian Gaya Squad members. These new and exclusive brands cover various product segments which include skincare, make-up, hair care, health and beauty.

Ovaltine Showcases Versatile Serving Occasions with #SimplyAddOvaltine Ground Coffee Collaboration.

Ovaltine Malaysia has joined hands with Ground Coffee Uptown, a trendy café in Petaling Jaya to introduce drinks with a unique infusion of Ovaltine products. The collaboration took off on Thursday at a fun-filled event rife with contests, drink-making demonstrations, activities, music performances, prizes, and goodie bags.
#SimplyAddOvaltine was a first-of-its-kind exclusive event aimed at celebrating Ovaltine’s integral and unique part in our everyday lives. With its wholesome nutrition and delectable taste, Ovaltine has been the go-to drink of many Malaysians for decades.
The event saw influencers and bloggers, members of the media, special guests, and Ovaltine online contest winners in attendance. Ground Coffee baristas demonstrated three drinks with a wholesome Ovaltine twist to them. These uniquely-named drinks are;

- Ovalanché, chilled Ovaltine malted milk added to espresso and sprinkled with Ovaltine Crunchy Pop.
- O-Mighty Mocha, a delectable Ovaltine mocha with ristretto and Ovaltine powder.
- Malty Delight: a flavourful Ovaltine beverage perfected with a side of Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Cookies.

These beverages will be available at Ground Coffee for a limited time, from now until 31st October 2022. To try these special Ovaltine-infused beverages, visit Ground Coffee at No 27, Jalan SS 21/34, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Suria KLCC Brings Mental Health to The Forefront in #YouMatter Campaign

Mental health has always been an issue that’s in dire need of attention. This was true long before COVID-19 struck Malaysia, and it continues to remain prevalent even as we recover in the endemic phase. One of the biggest obstacles to addressing mental health in this country is the stigma surrounding it.
In conjunction with World Mental Health Month in October, Suria KLCC together with The Body Shop invites the public to be part of the change in de-stigmatising mental health problems in their month-long campaign. The campaign with the tagline #YouMatter starts from 11 October 2022 until 10 November 2022.

Following the success of last year’s mental health awareness campaign, Suria KLCC will once again be joining hands with the Green Ribbon Group, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that champions a community approach to mental health. Also in collaboration for this year’s campaign is MIASA (Mental Illness Awareness & Support Association).
Andrew Brien, Executive Director of Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd.

As a lead-up to the #YouMatter campaign, artworks by youth artists with lived experiences of mental illness were showcased at the Park Mall of Suria KLCC entrance area from 3 October until 8 October 2022. These works of passion from the National Art Gallery (via the Young Art Entrepreneurs programme) illustrate the artists’ personal struggles.
Safe Space @ Suria KLCC

Suria KLCC is the first and only mall in Malaysia to take a mental health awareness campaign to the next level via the creation of a safe space for the community. This space, dubbed the Safe Space @ Suria KLCC, is designed for people to gather and converse on the subject of mental health.

K-Crunch Menu @ Marrybrown - a Flavourful Korean-inspired Meal

Calling all foodies, it is time to embark on another delicious food trip as Malaysia’s most popular and largest homegrown Halal Quick Service Restaurant, Marrybrown invites you to say Sarang-K on their latest Around the World journey! Available nationwide at all Marrybrown outlets, Malaysians can now say annyeong to Marrybrown’s K-Crunch menu - a flavourful Korean-inspired meal that will leave your tastebuds with a fiery yet sweet surprise.
With decades of experience serving quality food to its Memang Best fans, Marrybrown has been upholding its mission of offering “something different” and delicious that cater to the tastebuds of Malaysians. This October, Marrybrown is pleased to present an exciting menu of their famous succulent crispy chicken coated with tantalisingly sweet and spicy Gangjeong sauce. Fans can expect nothing less than top-tier quality meals on top of experiencing the excitement of K-culture when indulging in Marrybrown’s K-Crunch menu!
“Modern Korean culture has steadily gained momentum in Malaysia. From this wave, Malaysians have found their way of creating their own K-pop-related moments. Similar to how Malaysians love integrating Korean culture into their own, at Marrybrown, we’re also embracing the Hallyu wave in our food with our own Malaysian twist to make it extra inviting,” said Dato’ Joshua Liew, Chief Executive Officer of Marrybrown.
Crispy 2-pc K-Crunch Chicken combo

Like Korea’s electrifying pop culture, the K-Crunch menu is nothing short of sensational made from the finest quality of ingredients that encapsulates the Korean taste perfectly. Fans can now be transported to the heart of Seoul with just a bite of the crispy 2-pc K-Crunch Chicken combo accompanied by their well-seasoned french fries, and their special K-Fizz drink infused with refreshing flavours of yuzu and passion fruit, priced from RM20.90.

Amway Malaysia Releases New and Improved Nutrilite™ DOUBLE X™ that Neutralizes Free-Radicals and Fills the Nutrition Gap

Amway (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd — A health and wellness company that helps people live healthy lives — has launched a new and improved version of multivitamin, multimineral and phytonutrient supplement; the new Nutrilite™ DOUBLE X™ - a result of tests on different plant extracts from around the world.

The DOUBLE X™ features a new and improved formula that consists of three multiple products – multivitamin complex tablets (MAL20116135N), multimineral complex tablets (MAL20116132N), and phytonutrients complex tablets (MAL210160a7T).
The new DOUBLE X™ features a special blend derived from Rosemary, Turmeric and Onion extracts. The special blend, along with the vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients in DOUBLE X™ promotes the production of the body’s own natural antioxidant to fight excessive free radicals for maintaining health and to fill the nutritional gap.

Phytonutrients are plant nutrients found in fruits, vegetables and other sources that are associated with a variety of health benefits in providing support to a healthy human body.

Healthy Yummy Steamed Chinese Cuisine @ Hani Steamfood Restaurant, Jalan Puchong (Pork Free)

My friend who stays at Taman OUG Parklane has introduced me to a healthy steamfood restaurant located in his neighborhood recently. In fact, Hani Steamfood Restaurant at Jalan Puchong is no stranger to people staying nearby Jalan Puchong. It is a Chinese restaurant that serves steamed food, and seafood with reasonable seasonal price. It is strategically located just opposite OUG Parklane.
Hani Steamfood Restaurant Jalan Puchong is a standalone two storey building with ample of FREE Car Park located on the ground floor. Diners can park their cars at ground floor and walk up or take the lift to the upper floor to reach the restaurant. It is really convenient for diners as we do not need to worry about parking here.
Once you entered Hani Steamfood Restaurant, you will be greeted by the friendly workers here. You can choose to sit at the open area section or the VIP room section which is equipped with air condition. We highly recommend everyone to book the VIP room (minimum spending required) because you get to enjoy the food with your loved ones in the private room and sing karaoke too!
A bunch of us were there for dinner and we have ordered many of their signature dishes. It was a joyous memorable dinner experience, read on the find out more.

US Oyster XL Size with White Wine

AEON Celebrates Deepavali with Largest Participants Wearing Indian Attire @ AEON Mall Bukit Raja, Klang

AEON CO. (M) BHD. (AEON), in collaboration with Colours of India Creation and Global Mega Exhibition has set another milestone as the nation’s record holder for organising the “Largest Participants Wearing Indian Attire in A Gathering” by The Malaysia Book of Records following its Deepavali gathering event held at AEON Mall Bukit Raja, Klang on Saturday, 8 Oct 2022.
I was so honored to be part of this memorable event. All the participants were so excited that Shrutika Arjun and Kuraishi The Entertainer were there to meet and greet their fans too.
The event was graced by Charles Santiago, Members of Parliament Klang and Keiji Ono, Managing Director of AEON. Also present at the ceremony was G V Sathia Kumaran, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Colours of India Creation and Global Mega Exhibition, as well as the representative from Malaysia Book of Records.
According to Keiji Ono, “Festival celebrations has always been a way for us to be engaged with our customers because in AEON, we are not only focusing on a good financial return, but also to ensure we are very well connected with our ecosystem which includes our suppliers, partners and above all our beloved customers and the nearby community,”

“AEON wants to enrich our customers with traditional and values as well as becoming the centre for family reunions and gatherings. We want to make all of our malls and stores more than just a new retail as we continuously strive to provide pleasant and new experience to our customers, for them to create beautiful memories while they are with us,” he added.

UNIQLO Launches New Roger Federer Model DRY-EX Replica Game Wear and “RF” Cap

Global apparel retailer UNIQLO announces the launch of new Roger Federer replica game wear and “RF” cap models developed together with its Global Brand Ambassador. This latest game wear, originally designed for Roger Federer to wear at his next tournament, comprises a polo shirt and shorts, with polo shirts also available in kids’ sizes. Caps featuring the “RF” logo are available in two colors to match the game wear. Items will be available at select UNIQLO stores and through the online store, starting Monday, October 10.
This chic game wear has a base color of black with purple accents. Subtle line details across the chest and on the short pants bring out the purple color. The use of mapped meshing for the polo shirt in quick-drying DRY-EX material ensures optimal breathability and comfort during times of heavy perspiration. Matching caps are available in black and white with a purple RF logo.

Roger Federer commented: “I may no longer be playing for ranking points on the tour, but my passion for the game will never cease. Although I wasn’t able to showcase this collection before my retirement, I am excited to continue working with the team at UNIQLO to create great tennis wear for all my fans and to showcase the different looks during future endeavors and appearances.”
DRY-EX made from recycled polyester: One of the sustainability initiatives at UNIQLO is the development of DRY-EX products made of polyester fibers recycled from PET bottles, first launched in 2020. This unique material was made possible through partnership with Toray Industries, one of the world’s top fiber and materials innovation companies. New filtering technologies to remove impurities in recycled PET bottles allows for the production of high-quality specialty fibers. The new material retains the moisture-wicking functionality of DRY-EX, while providing a level of comfort that allows players to perform at their best.

200 "Oh Bear Go!" Cycling and Rail Themed Travel Taiwan Advertising Vehicles Hit the Road Awarded the Malaysia Book of Records

Listen up, travel buddies! Taiwan prepares to fully open its borders on 13 October 2022! In conjunction with this, Taiwan Tourism Bureau Kuala Lumpur Office launches "Oh Bear Go!" Cycling and Rail themed Travel Taiwan advertising vehicles in Malaysia on 6 Oct 2022. 200 "Oh Bear Go!" themed advertising vehicles will travel through the streets of Klang Valley, Penang, and Johor, displaying beautiful scenery of Taiwan and hoping to evoke good memories of people traveling to Taiwan.
2022 "Oh Bear Go!" Cycling and Rail themed Travel Taiwan advertising vehicle launching ceremony was held at Kloe Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. On display was the brand-new Travel Taiwan advertising vehicle "Oh Bear Go!". Three theme appearances, including Nantou Sun Moon Lake Bike, Chiayi Alishan Cherry Blossom Train, and Taipei Yangmingshan Hydrangea Flower Sea, as well as a mascot Taiwan "Oh Bear Go!" riding a bicycle, will be the eye-catching highlights of the streets in Klang Valley, Penang, and Johor!
Chou Shih Pi, director of Taiwan Tourism Bureau Kuala Lumpur Office, who attended the launching ceremony, emphasized, "Taiwan has adopted ‘Cycling & Rail' as its tourism promotion theme in the past two years, so of course, bicycles and trains are matched with the beautiful scenery of Taiwan in the advertising design. Furthermore, prior to the pandemic, Taiwan used Salam Taiwan as the theme to actively promote Muslim-friendly tourism, so this advertising vehicle also included Muslim-friendly tourism elements, hoping to further attract Malaysian Muslims to travel to Taiwan.”
Taiwan continues to improve the Muslim-friendly reception environment in order to attract Muslim friends from all over the world to experience the beauty of Taiwan. Major transportation hubs and national scenic spots are equipped with Muslim-friendly service facilities. At the same time, over 200 restaurants and hotels have received relevant halal certification. According to Mastercard-Crescent Rating's "Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2022, Taiwan maintained its second-place position among the world's non-OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) destinations for providing a Muslim-friendly travel environment has made it the preferred destination for Muslim travellers travelling abroad.

Breaking Barriers to Cancer Care Columbia Asia opens its first cancer center in Bukit Rimau

The Columbia Asia Group of Hospitals proudly announces the launch of their first cancer center in Bukit Rimau. With the opening of their new center, they also unveiled their latest effort to change the cancer-care landscape in Malaysia with the launch of the Breaking Barriers initiative, a holistic approach to cancer care that addresses three major gaps relating to this disease: cancer prevention, cancer patient navigation, and support for those living with cancer.
Dr. Chan Boon Kheng, Managing Director & Group CEO of Columbia Asia and Ms. Lee Hui Chuen, Regional General Manager of Columbia Asia hospitals at Bukit Rimau, Petaling Jaya, and Seremban unveiling the Breaking Barriers initiative at the launch of Columbia Asia Cancer Center.

According to the World Health Organization, 48,639 new cancer cases were recorded in Malaysia in 2020. The 2012 - 2016 Malaysia National Cancer Registry Report showed an 11% increase in new cancer cases and 30% more deaths from cancer when compared to the 2007-2011 report.1 This upward trend reveals a greater need for more access to quality cancer care. With the launch of its cancer center, Columbia Asia aims to address the three major cancer-related gaps, and increase cancer care access for all Malaysians.

“Cancer care requires a holistic and multidisciplinary approach. It is our hope that our new cancer center will make high-quality integrative cancer care more accessible,” said Dr. Chan Boon Kheng, Managing Director & Group CEO of Columbia Asia, at the launch of the new center. “Cancer is a life-changing diagnosis. It affects every part of your life: physically, mentally, and emotionally. We understand that cancer treatment needs to be more than just medical. By employing an integrative approach, we can offer our patients personalized treatment plans that combine clinical innovation and patient-centered care. We hope to deliver the best quality cancer treatment.”
(L-R) Dr. Rama Krishna Kumar Krishnamurthy, Consultant O&G cum Columbia Asia Hospital - Bukit Rimau Chief of Medical Services; Dr. Chan Boon Kheng, Managing Director & Group CEO of Columbia Asia; Dr. Habibah Abdul Halim, Consultant Internal Medicine Physician & Hematologist; Ms. Lee Hui Chuen, Regional General Manager of Columbia Asia hospitals at Bukit Rimau, Petaling Jaya, and Seremban; Dr. Jayendran Dharmaratnam, Consultant Clinical Oncologist cum Head of Columbia Asia Cancer Center; Dr. Kananathan Ratnavelu, Consultant Medical Oncologist at the launch of Columbia Asia Cancer Center.

The cancer center offers cancer screening & diagnostics, individualized treatment options, post-treatment care, a cancer rehabilitation program, palliative care, dietary consultation, multi-disciplinary specialty care, pain management, home care, patient group support, and clinical trials.

The center has been furnished with the equipment and a collaborative team of experts comprising consultants and oncologists who are supported by a radiotherapy team, a chemotherapy unit, a patient experience team, procedure specialists, oncology nurses, and a dietician.
Mohd Khairul Mohd Zambri, Radiotherapy Manager introducing the radiotherapy unit at Columbia Asia Cancer Center.

The radiotherapy unit is equipped with the most recent addition of a sophisticated linear accelerator machine, the Elekta Versa HD. This machine can deliver precise treatment to even the smallest tumors in previously untreatable areas, sparing the surrounding healthy tissues, thus reducing side effects.

A Whole Latte Love: Crazy Facts and Must-Try Coffees To Celebrate International Coffee Day

October 1 is International Coffee Day, and we are celebrating with the most brew-tiful beverages known to humankind (in our opinion)! Whether French Press, cold brew, or cafè latte, drinking a good cup of coffee is an essential and satisfying way to start the day. Even if you're an avid coffee lover, you might not know some of these fun coffee facts.
Here are some coffee trivia and recommendations to caffeinate your day!

#1 CO2 Coffee Bar is the first coffee bar in Malaysia

Jazz up your caffeine hit with CO2 Coffee Bar, which serves up nuanced coffee cocktails, or cof tails as they call them, with a fun mix of caffeine, fruits, smoky spices and herbs. We recommend the Young-Man-Go, a blend of cold brew coffee with condensed milk and lemon juice, topped with rosemary and fresh mango — it is an incredibly refreshing pick-me-up that will leave you coming back for more!
Location: CO2 Coffee Bar, Level 3 (Pink Zone), Pavilion Bukit Jalil

#2 Roasting is what turns coffee brown
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