April is the Guardian’s “Let’s Go Natural” Month

We had fun and really enjoyed ourselves doing a ‘mini shopping” at the Guardian’s “Let’s Go Natural” Expo. So much deals and information we get from the 20 booths that were set up during the expo!

Mr DY Cho, Marketing Director, South East Asia of Guardian Health & Beauty Sdn Bhd giving his speech at the event.

Since April is Guardian Malaysia’s ‘LET’S GO NATURAL’ month in all stores, customers can get great deals and savings up to 50% for products such as:

One of the participating brands at Guardian's Let's Go Natural fair, Total Image.

  • skin care
  • cosmetics
  • hair care
  • oral care
  • bath care
  • health care

One of the participating brands at Guardian's Let's Go Natural fair, Palladio.

All these products contain nature-friendly ingredients.

A blogger chatting with brand's representative at Love Beauty & Planet booth.

Marketing Director, Health & Beauty, South East Asia, Guardian Health & Beauty Sdn Bhd, DY Cho said:

“Central to Guardian’s brand philosophy is the concept of Healthy Beauty. To our customers, Health and Beauty are interlinked. Being beautiful means having both inner and outer beauty and the key is that good health is the root of true beauty. If you are Healthy on the inside, you will be a Beauty on the outside.”

He added being NATURAL is also an important component to being a Healthy Beauty.

“Products that have natural ingredients are also in demand and I am proud that we have nature-friendly brands and products that are exclusive to Guardian. This is our commitment to our Malaysian customers to bring in Brands that our customers want and brands which are setting the latest trends for the global health and beauty market.

All the 20 brands featured at the expo were innovative brands that incorporate the latest technologies and also have an emphasis on being NATURAL and even ORGANIC in its ingredients to promote Living Healthy and Living Beautiful.

 

Apex Biocare Introduces First Edible Whitening Sunblock

NuFinity White is soon to be a synonym to the health and beauty market segment with its innovation of being Malaysia’s first edible whitening sun protection.

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NuFinity White is created and produced by Apex Biocare, which aims to be a global leader in nutritional food and health supplements market segment and to contribute in raising the quality of life for those who enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy diet.

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Apex Biocare vision is to continuously become the frontline of innovation for nutritional food and health supplements with a variety of carefully researched products to meet the need of the consumers today. We want to be known for our contribution in raising the quality of life of those that enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy diet,’’ said Kirstecn Lim, General Manager, Apex Biocare Malaysia Sdn Bhd in her welcoming address.

NuFinity White is made of three main ingredients:

  1. colourless carotenoids (tomato extract) that gives protection from UVA and UVB rays induced-tanning
  2. marine collagen
  3. colourless carotenoids (melon extract) that promotes superoxides dismutase (SOD) level.

The production of NuFinity White comes with three main benefits:

  1. Whitening effect, which is mainly due to the core ingredient from the tomato extract, known to reduce the synthesis of melanin, resulting in fair and brighter skin tone
  2. Firming effect coming from the marine collagen where collagen is a protein present in the body and provides the matrix to sustain the body and skin texture. Marine collagen provides further integrity, firmness, and elasticity to maximise body collagen level to keep the skin supple
  3. Antioxidative effect from the melon extract (colourless carotenoids), the first orally effective Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of aggressive free radicals produces by oxygen metabolism.

The result of consuming NuFinity White can be visible as fast as within 14 days and this is due to the direct melanin formation inhibition, thus making NuFinity White stand out from any other product available in the market.

Kirstecn added,

“With the launch of NuFinity White, we are certainly confident that Apex Biocare will continuously strike in providing the best product. Soon, we will introduce another two more quality and affordable product in collaboration with the manufacturers in South Korea.”

Apex Biocare will also be releasing other series of NuFinity product range including a collaboration product of probiotics made 100% in South Korea and a high-quality liver supplement, which provides protection over alcohol-related liver damage, drunkenness and hangover.

It is the vision of Apex Biocare to have NuFinity as a household brand, synonymous with high quality and affordable products for local and international. The company is expanding in the South East Asia region, including Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, as well as in the great China market.

Also present at the launch of NuFinity White were Dr. Chua Lee Suan, the Associate Professor from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia who shared on the pros and cons on dietary supplement. While Larissa Ping Liew, Miss World Malaysia 2018 shared her personal experience in consuming NuFinity White that has given her a confident radiant skin. Recognizing the confidence of a young and ambitious success, CAO The Label, a Malaysian-based womenswear label for chic and cosmopolitan ladies, came forward to dress the Miss World Malaysia in support of her appearance at the launch.

NuFinity White is available in a box of 30 sachets and is best-consumed one sachet daily. It is best to consume in the morning before meal or at night before bedtime. NuFinity White will be made available at affordable price in leading pharmacy stores nationwide soon.

For more information, visit http://www.nufinity.com.my or Facebook

 

Tohtonku Holds Its First Super Brand Day on Shopee

Started in 1964 where its products were sold door-to-door by the company’s sales force. While many of us may flinch at the idea of ringing the doorbell under unforgivable weather, that personalised sales concept proved to be a success. Coupled with effective advertising, interested international investors were soon knocking on its door, keen to expand into the Malaysian market.

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Fast forward 55 years later and Tohtonku has grown from a household brand into an international company with footprints across Japan, Middle East, China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Today, it has more than 15 major brands in its stable of products. These include:

  • Ammeltz YokoYoko
  • Kool Fever
  • NUTOX
  • Nanowhite
  • Follow Me
  • Ubermen
  • Silkpro
  • Can Can
  • King Kong

To keep up with the times and reach out to more consumers who are restricted by geography, Tohtonku ventured into the digital retail space as it continues its vision to help men and women look and feel confident about themselves.

To thank its loyal customers for their never-ending support, Tohtonku will be having its 1st ever Super Brand Day on Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan.

Taking place from 1 to 7 April, the campaign will feature up to 50% discounts across products from various brands including bestsellers Follow Me Anti-Bacterial Body Wash, Ubermen Hairstyling Wax, NUTOX Advanced Serum Concentrate, and Nanowhite Dark Spot Corrective Serum. There are also attractive vouchers worth a total of RM150,000 that are up for grabs and daily Shocking Sale with discounts up to 50% off to be enjoyed.

In conjunction with the seven-day campaign, Tohtonku Super Brand Day will feature an exclusive Nanowhite Beauty Set and NUTOX Anti-Ageing Beauty Set filled with skincare care essentials that customers can purchase for themselves, family and friends while saving up to 30%.

The Spend & Win contest, on the other hand, will reward customers who tops the list of being the biggest spenders during the campaign, with great prizes. Shopee’s in-app game called Shopee Slice, where users can ‘slice’ Tohtonku products to collect points to win up to RM500,000 worth of Shopee coins and vouchers up to RM10,000 is a fun and interactive way for shoppers to get more out of their shopping experience.

The Shopee Slice in-app game that is fun and interactive for shoppers
for a more engaging shopping experience.

On Tohtonku Super Brand Day which falls on 4 April 2019, there will be special highlights throughout the entire day including upsized vouchers with up to 30% off, and receive free shipping with a minimum of RM20 spend between 3pm and 6pm.

Tohtonku Super Brand Day is one of our initiatives to thank our customers for their loyalty and support towards the company and its brands for more than 50 years. With the campaign running over the course of seven days, customers can expect nothing more than great deals and offers to make their shopping experience a more enjoyable one. As a result, we are expecting to see a surge in orders and are ready to take on the huge capacity. The fact that Shopee has around 16 million downloads, we are able to reach out to more Malaysians and give them more value for their Ringgit when they buy our products. Through Shopee, we will be able to ensure customer satisfaction and maintain our high-level of service and satisfaction standards that we pride ourselves as a brand. Our Super Brand Day with Shopee is set to be one of our best digital initiatives yet,” said Jasper Lim, Executive Director, Tohtonku Sdn Bhd.

The Tohtonku Super Brand Day is also part of the Shopee Brands Festival celebration where Shopee users will be treated to:

  1. Bonus Voucher Days on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  2. earn double the amount of Shopee Coins on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  3. receive Free Shipping with minimum spend of RM20 during weekends from now until April 24 when they spend across brands in Shopee Mall.

For details, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/super-brand-day

BMW Malaysia Introduces The Newest Member: The 8

These new Sensational Sports Car boasts outstanding performance, emotion-stirring design, state of the art luxury and exceptional innovation.

Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia with The 8

BMW Group Malaysia introduced The 8, the newest member to the premium automaker’s portfolio of luxury vehicles.

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Developed on the race track to achieve supreme agility, precision, and poise, The 8 combines powerful engine with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system and BMW EfficientLightweight design measures – set to introduce new benchmarks in the luxury coupe segment.

“At the BMW Group, we’ve always had our sights on the future, and the First Generation BMW 8 Series is testimony to that. First introduced in 1989, the luxurious sports coupe was bold and ahead of its time in terms of performance, innovation and luxury. It was the first BMW vehicle to introduce electronic drive-by-wire throttle, Dynamic Stability Control and Integral Active Steering with the use of multi-link rear axle technology. Three decades on, we have taken the future-looking legacy of the BMW 8 Series and we are bringing this luxurious sports coupe into the modern era to set standards for the future.” said Mr. Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.

The 8 is introduced in the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe variant, boasting outstanding performance, emotion-stirring design, state-of-the-art luxury, exceptionally advanced equipment features when it comes to display and control technology, driver assistance and connectivity.

The exterior design of The 8 demonstrates a modern form of sporting appeal with a new styling language focusing on clarity, modernity and emotional engagement. The car’s low-slung design, an elongated silhouette with a slim window graphic and a roofline flowing elegantly into the rear with distinctive ‘double-bubble’ contouring, a long wheelbase and wide track widths are the defining visual elements of The 8’s proportions.

The latest V8 engine with incredible power delivery and acoustics also debuts in the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe, serving prodigious power delivery and an equally impressive soundtrack, which is further enhanced by the flap-controlled sports exhaust system.

A new design language for sporting appeal.

Everything about The 8’s appearance convey pure dynamism and turns the luxury coupe into a sports car brimming with passion and character. Onlookers will be greeted by the trademark hexagonal kidney grille with its elements framed by a single-piece surround. The 8 comes standard with the BMW Laserlight – the slimmest headlights of any BMW model to date.

The side view is dominated by a dramatic interplay of surfaces using sleek character lines to trace the flow of the air exiting the Air Breathers. Whilst the surfaces curve inwards of the far side of the front wheels, they flare outwards again above the rear wheels. This combines with the strikingly tapered glasshouse to create a muscular shoulder line. At the rear, the interplay of horizontal and diagonal lines emphasises the car’s width and low centre of gravity. The LED taillights add to this effect by extending deep into the flanks. Twin exhaust tailpipes with a trapezoidal contour are positioned on either side of the rear apron’s lower section.

The BMW M performance model is instantly recognisable by its exclusive exterior appointments in Cerium Grey, an M rear spoiler and illuminated door sills bearing the model name. It comes standard with an additional front spoiler to minimise the lift that occurs at the front axle at high speeds.

The 8 comes with exceptionally powerful 19” M Sport brakes along with blue painted M callipers. The standard specification for the BMW M850i xDrive coupe also includes 20” M light-alloy wheels in y-spoke style 728 M with mixed tyres. Specifically with the choice of the Sunset Orange exterior colour offering, the option for wheels in the Style 728 M in Jet Black are available.

BMW’s trademark Hofmeister kink has also been updated to a tightly-angled version. Carried over from the concept car, The 8 features the ‘double-bubble’ which mimics the rush of air rearwards along the roof at high speeds. To reduce the aerodynamic drag of The 8’s streamlined body, it has an almost fully sealed underbody, active air flap control with adjustable kidney grille slats and Air Curtains including Air Breathers.

The modern and minimalistic exterior design language is continued inside the new BMW 8 Series Coupe, creating a relaxingly luxurious ambience. All lines point lengthways, automatically directing the gaze to the front and emphasising the focus on sporty driving. All control elements are clearly arranged. A concise surface design lets the high-quality materials really stand out. The use of trim finishers, for instance, is restricted to the sports car-style transition between the centre console and the instrument panel.

In addition to multifunction seats and the M leather steering wheel, the M Sport package include an anthracite BMW Individual headliner, M pedals, M driver’s footrest and special floor mats to inject the cabin with distinctly sporty flair.

The newly developed sports seats are upholstered as standard in Merino leather. The fulled leather trim for the door shoulders and instrument panel is also standard. Thanks to the low seating position of both rear seats, it has been possible to design the head restraints as an integral part of the backrests. The rear backrest can be split 50:50 as standard and folded down to increase the capacity of the 420-litre luggage compartment.

For the first time ever, active seat ventilation is also made available where the cooled air is sucked in from the interior then guided along the body to the seats’ built-in fans for particularly effective temperature control of the seat cushions and backrests.

Formidable power generates supreme dynamic performance.

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PANTENE Inspires Woman via “Braids of Strength” Campaign

In the third phase of the #WANITABESI campaign, Pantene encourages women to stay STRONG, stay BEAUTIFUL and stay in SPORTS

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In Malaysia, female participation in sports is also much lower than male participation. Data from the National Sports Council of Malaysia (NSC) revealed that in 2018, Malaysia only had a total of 1,844 female athletes as compared to 2,483 male athletes who participated in sports.

Realizing the need to help women to unleash their strength to stay in sports, Pantene proudly presents Braids of Strength.

Braids of Strength is the third and latest instalment of the #WANITABESI campaign which aims to champion inner strength and confidence in women to achieve their goals. This campaign aims to give voice to women in embracing their passion and inspiring them to stay in sports accompanied by the perfect hair braid, which helps them to feel confident and comfortable while playing sports. This campaign was announced in conjunction with the globally celebrated International Women’s Day.

Keeping an active lifestyle is vital to the success of the next generation of Malaysian women and based on the data from the NSC, Pantene decided to dive further into the issue. Pantene embarked on this campaign to better understand the relationship between women and sports in the country.

Here are the results from the poll:

● 52% of respondents believe that sports make women less feminine. This indicates that personal image is a huge barrier for women staying in sports.
● However, 80% of respondents believe that girls who play sports grow up to be stronger and more confident women.
● Over 86% of respondents felt that women deserve an equal chance to become a professional athlete.
● In fact, 83% of respondents believe that women can be the ones to bring home Malaysia’s first gold medal at the Olympics.

Through the research, Pantene also discovered that women often feel like they could not continue to participate in sports because they feel uncomfortable with how they look after each strenuous activity. Their hair will be messy and sweaty; making them feel very conscious of how others will perceive them. Pantene aims for every woman to be strong and beautiful; and to look good with the perfect hair as they play sports. It is as true about hair as it is in life: strong hair can handle anything.

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Anggia Pulungan, Haircare Commercial Director of P&G Malaysia said,

“At Pantene, we are rooted in the belief that strong is beautiful. For a woman, her hair is both a personal and a public matter; it is a big part of her confidence. Through Braids of Strength, Pantene wants to encourage more women to embrace the #WANITABESI spirit, pursue any sport of their choice to boost their inner strength and eliminate their worry of self-image. By showcasing the perfect way to braid their hair, women get the confidence boost they need to look good. Using the right shampoo and conditioner will also help to solve the problem of bad odour, frizz and hair fall based on scientific data.”

The team of researchers and scientists at Pantene have developed a uniquely engineered braiding technique to keep hair both strong and beautiful. The unique style for braiding increases hair strength and reduces friction by immobilizing the hair strands which prevents it from rubbing off on the clothes. It also prevents tangling and creates interlacing points to provide blockage from sweats to be further distributed down the tip. Women no longer have to worry about self-image and they can continue to engage in any sporting activity, for as long and as much as they wish as they can now have the perfect hair from using Pantene’s superior range of shampoo and conditioner coupled with the perfect hair braid.

“As a sportswoman, I have had my share in facing harsh negativity and criticisms. Sportsmanship is tougher when you are a woman, and it is an added pressure to prove your worth and that you belong in this industry. I am immensely proud to be the campaign ambassador for Pantene’s Braids of Strength and share my experience in overcoming issues of societal expectation of women in sports. I am excited to help girls and women everywhere to overcome all their personal and professional barriers to Stay Strong, Stay Beautiful and Stay in Sports. It is time to show everyone the strength we are made off!” says Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, campaign ambassador and national artistic gymnast.

National sports shooter, Suryani Taibi who was featured as part of the Braids of Strength campaign video added,

“Embracing our womanhood through sports is at times, challenging but ultimately rewarding. I had my fair share of this experience when I was competing in the 2012 Olympics. At that time, I was 8 months pregnant. I powered through the training and still represented my country. It was a tough choice as I made my way into motherhood while participating in a prestigious sporting event, but I believe, as with women everywhere, you are stronger than you think. It is an honor to be a part of this campaign along with strong, aspiring women of #WANITABESI so we can show both men and women that it is possible for women to achieve great things in sports.”

In conjunction with the Braids of Strength campaign and to encourage women to take up and stay in sports; customers who purchase Pantene products in TESCO, GIANT, AEON and AEON Big will receive a golden ribbon.

The golden ribbon can then be presented to any Celebrity Fitness/Fitness First outlets in Malaysia where customers can redeem a free 14-day pass to the gym. The promotion is valid until 31 March 2019.

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LACTACYD ‘Be The Best You on V Day’ Encourages Womens’ to Love Themselves

They also encourages all Malaysian women to shine the spotlight on self-love this Valentines’ Day

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The brand, which has been innovating feminine care products to support women at different stages of life held a small tea party at Greenhouse by Muir. Held exclusively for influencers from all walks of life, gathered at the venue to discuss various aspects of self-care and beauty (grooming) and health. The event also emphasised that loving yourself first is actually the best love you would give to anyone.

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Ms. Maynart Mesommonta, Marketing Director of Lactacyd Malaysia said,

“Lactacyd has been around for more than 30 years and is a preferred feminine wash products by doctors and women everywhere. This Valentine’s Day had us thinking out of the box and gave us an opportunity to reinforce our brand’s belief; to empower women and encourage them to give importance on self-love by starting from taking care of their feminine hygiene. We believe that true confidence comes from within because when you are confident, you can take over the world and Lactacyd is there for you to achieve this. Through this campaign, we want women to place more importance on vaginal care and enjoy Lactacyd products that offer cleanliness, freshness, and comfort for the confidence every woman needs to bring out her best.”

Three amazing women, namely Datuk Dr. Nor Ashikin Mokhtar, an obstetrics and gynaecology specialist; Weena Marcus, Miss Tourism Malaysia 2009/2010, and beauty lifestyle influencer; and Juanita Ramayah, former HITZ radio host and current TV host discussed ways on loving and embracing yourself by taking care of your personal hygiene and how vaginal PH balance matter for a healthy vagina. Through the forum, Lactacyd unveiled the fact that most women do not spend much on feminine products other than sanitary napkins and would only seek help when an infection occurs.

Guests at the event were also able to express their self-love such by creating their own ‘Loving Me Basket’. Seasoned florists from The Florest guided the session where guests were taught step-by-step on how to make their own bouquet of flowers accompanied with Lactacyd products.

The event concluded with a group photo with Lactacyd’s key management personnel and guests in attendance. The ‘Be The Best You on V Day’ campaign will run throughout February 2019.

For more information on the campaign and other activities initiated by Lactacyd, please visit:

Lactacyd offers different variants such as:

  • All Day Fresh
  • White Intimate
  • Soft & Silky and
  • all-time favourite Feminine Hygiene

Every bottle of Lactacyd are specially formulated with natural milk Lactoserum and Lactic acid that help maintain PH balance of your V.

#BeTheBestYouonVDay #LactacydVLoveYou

 

“Abundance of Prosperity” Transformed Suria KLCC into Mandarin Orange Garden

What a stunning garden Suria KLCC have for this coming CNY Celebration!

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The entire mall has been transformed into a magnificent Mandarin orange garden with a theme “Abundance of Prosperity”. Besides Mandarin oranges, the red lanterns that hang around the garden signify fortune, wealth and abundance. The decoration depicts a garden in a traditional Chinese courtyard house.

Mandarin orange has a deep symbolic meaning as it sounds similar to the word “gold” in Chinese culture and it also represent good luck. Having Mandarin  oranges at home, office and shops during Chinese New Year is said to bring riches into your life and Suria KLCC would like to share these positive vibes with shoppers and visitors during this festive celebration.

“Traditionally, giving Mandarin oranges during Chinese New Year indicates a sense of good fortune and the colour of Mandarin oranges also symbolises “gold” making it significant to be presence at anywhere during the festive period. The Cantonese pronunciation of giving Mandarin oranges-Somg Kam” is the same as “giving gold”, therefore it signifies wishing prosperity upon the recipient. The Lunar New Year celebration is also about family and we appreciate the traditional values that come with it. It reminds us of our roots and family is an irreplaceable wealth. For this, Suria KLCC wants you to come home and celebrate a season full of love and warmth this CNY.” said Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Andrew Brian at the launched of Suria KLCC‘s CNY campaign.

The auspicious CNY launched delighted mall shoppers, tourists and guests who were greeted by the God of Prosperity to welcome prosperity, longevity and happiness for 2019. The ceremony was followed by a Chinese traditional dance and a lion dance by an award-winning Kwong Ngai acrobatic Lion Dance Group. This troupe is the Overall Champion of the 2017 National Dragon and Lion Dance Championship.

Visitors also can soak up the festive atmosphere and capture the moments at various photo spots the mall has set up including outdoor at the KLCC Esplanade. Shoppers are in for a surprise to see a grand new 40ft height Basket of Mandarin oranges replica known as “Basket of Good Fortune”, welcoming shoppers and visitors.

A basket of full Mandarin oranges is an auspicious representation of wealth in all aspects of life which is an important element in CNY celebration. The replica will be displayed until 22 February 2019.

Suria KLCC also offers an array of performances-traditional dance. Lion Dance, Dragon dance and 10 Festive Drums throughout the campaign period.

Meanwhile Alamanda and Mesra Mall in Kerteh Terengganu are also running their campaign to usher in CNY and have line-up activities for shoppers.

SHOP and GET REWARDED

Suria KLCC is making shopping a more rewarding experience through partnership with Citibank this festive season. From now until 10 February, Citibank Visa card holder who spend a minimum of RM1,000 in a single receipt will receive an exclusive candy tray, a pack of “Ang Pow” packet and Suria KLCC parking tticket worth RM10.. The parking ticket is limited to first 30 Citibank customers per day.

For purchases of RM3,500 and above in a maximum of two receipts, shoppers will receive a Spring Garden restaurant dining voucher and a pack of “Ang Pow” packet. Purchase must be made on Friday,Saturday and Sunday only and its limited to first 40 shoppers per day.

Non-Citibank customer will receive similar rewards when they spend RM3,500 and above in a single receipt on Saturday and Sunday. This is limited to first 20 customers per day. Customers with minimum purchase of RM1,0000 is one receipt will receive candy tray and a pack of special “Ang Pow” packet.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

Community driven initiatives have always been Suria KLCC’s priority and this festive season is no exception. Suria KLCC continues to collaborate with Hospis in Malaysia in a “Speak-up-There’s an Elephant in the Room” campaign, creating awareness and seeking public support towards palliative care” programme championed by Hospis Malaysia.

Shoppers are encouraged to support the cause by contributing RM15 to the campaign and in return, they will receive a token of appreciation from Suria KLCC. There are also souvenirs by Suria KLCC to commemorate the campaign. All proceeds raised from  the fund-raising initiatives will go to Hospis Malaysia. Shoppers who interested to do their part of charity can proceed to the Concierge at Level Concourse or call 03-2382 2828 for more information.

For more activities and info at Suria KLCC Group of Malls, visit: