WATSONS Partners with BCWA for “Pink Power” Campaign

Approximately 1 in 20 women in Malaysia are at risk in developing breast cancer in their lifetime according to data from the National Cancer Registry of Malaysia. Understanding more about breast cancer may help save lives and also improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

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Watsons in-collaboration with the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA) for the second consecutive year, aims to promote the early detection of breast cancer among Malaysian women through the Watsons Pink Power campaign.

The Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA) was founded in 1986 by medical specialists who realized the need for peer support for women with breast cancer and promotes public education of the early detection of breast cancer. The association is solely funded by public donations, membership fee and fund-raising activities.

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The Pink Power campaign by Watsons which starts from 1st to 31st October 2019 will enable shoppers to contribute to the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA) by purchasing RM50 and above of participating product brands, where RM1 will be donated with every RM50 purchase.

In addition, shoppers will get a free RM10 voucher from participating brands. Participating brands of the Watsons Pink Power campaign includes  Naturals by Watsons, Pink by Pure Beauty, Betadine, Bio essence, Blackmores, Biore, Cetaphil, Gatsby, Good Virtues Co, Herbal Essences, Hada Labo, Kitsui, Kinohimitsu, Lifebuoy, Loreal Paris, Max Factor X, Maybelline, NH Detoxlim, Nivea, Nutox Stay Young, Nature’ Bounty, Oral B, Rimmel, Shokubutsu, Safi, Sunsilk, Simple, Vantelin, Vaseline and Wardah.

The pink ribbon which is a global symbolism of breast cancer awareness will also be available in the form of pink ribbon magnets which can be purchased at only RM5 in selected Watsons stores and online. Upon purchase, customers will get free health check and a free express make-over by Watsons experts.

“Every year, October marks the Breast Cancer Awareness month worldwide to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. With the Watsons Pink Power campaign, we aim to make a difference by empowering our shoppers as well as our staff to educate themselves on breast cancer awareness including promoting regular health checks. In order to reach out to the younger set of audience, this year we decided to bring to life the journey of a breast cancer survivor in a touching Instagram

Story inspired by a real-life breast cancer survivor. As there is nothing more impactful than visual messaging. We hope this video will increase the awareness of breast cancer and encourage self-checks and early detection. The Pink Power campaign in-collaboration with the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia aims to communicate that breast cancer patients have support groups with various programs. This is so that breast cancer patients don’t feel helpless and alone in their challenging journey combating the disease. It is our privilege yet again for the second consecutive year to partner with the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia. We hope that the donations channeled from the Watsons Pink Power campaign to the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia will enable the association to continue with their mission to improve the quality of life for women with breast cancer and to create a well-informed society with regard to breast health and breast cancer”, said Caryn Loh, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia.

Present during the Pink Power campaign launch were Ms. Caryn Loh, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia, Ms. Ranjit Kaur, President of the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia, Ms. Janet Khor, Vice President of the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia, Ms. Low Siew Hui, Finance Director of Watsons Malaysia and also a member of the Global Group CSR Committee, and Mr. Danny Hoh, Customer Director of Watsons Malaysia, partner brands representatives, members of the media and breast cancer survivors. The media were also treated to a fashion show in-collaboration with MIXXO, a leading women’s fashion brand from Korea. During the fashion show, breast cancer awareness messaging was communicated through the models.

To find out more of how you can support the Watsons Pink Ribbon campaign, visit http://www.watsons.com.my and the official hashtags for Pink Power campaign is #pinkpower #wellbeingASW #BCWA.

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VIVOBOOK S14 and S15 Comes With Colour Blocking Designs

These ultraportable laptops featuring the FIVE unconventional color blocking finishes that add a dash of personality to mobile computing to appeal to a younger audience. The sleek metal chassis features unique design touches and includes the ErgoLift hinge design for comfortable typing.

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They also incorporate the new frameless four sided NanoEdge display design that gives them more compact dimensions, and an immersive viewing experience thanks to an up to 88% screen to body ratio. Powered by up to Intel® Core™ i7 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 discrete graphics, these laptops also feature up to a 1TB PCIe® SSD. These are also the first VivoBook models to feature an infrared (IR) camera, and Wi Fi 6 (802.11ax).

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Design that defies convention

VivoBook S15 have a metal chassis finished in Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver or Gun Metal and VivoBook S14 only have Gun Metal and Transparent Silver, with each color featuring complementing accents to give the laptops color blocking designs that really pop.

The nature inspired Moss Green is paired with Energetic Orange accents to showcase the spirit of exploring the great outdoors, while the street styled Punk Pink with Moss Green trim represents the rebellious streak of a younger generation that’s not afraid to stand up for their beliefs. To appeal to a younger market, these are the first in the VivoBook range to feature the VivoBook logo on the lid, and the lid also features a tactile textured finish to further highlight the series’ different approach to computing. There are also intricate design touches like twill inspired vents and speakers on the underside of the chassis.
The NanoEdge display design provides VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15 with a more compact chassis footprint. Weighing just 1.4 kg and 1.8 kg respectively, they easily slip into a messenger bag or backpack, making them perfect for users who are constantly on the go.

User friendly features

The frameless four sided NanoEdge displays provide VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15 with up to 5.2mm thin bezels and 88% screen to body ratios, giving more immersive visuals for work or play. The ErgoLift hinge tilts the keyboard by 3.5° to provide users with a more comfortable typing experience; its one piece construction also results in a much more durable hinge.

Intel-powered Wi¬ Fi 6 (802.11ax) delivers superfast networking speeds that are up to 3X faster than Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), with 4X the network capacity and 75%-lower latency to reduce large 4K video transfer times by up to 70%. The built in IR camera offers hands-free face login: advanced biometrics work seamlessly with Windows Hello, allowing users to wake their laptops and log in with a simple look. In addition, Harman Kardon certified audio provides high quality detailed sound that’s second to none.

Celebrating uniqueness

VivoBook S14 and S15 also include stickers featuring unique designs and phrases that go well with each of the five different VivoBook colors, allowing younger users to further personalize their VivoBook.

Product Website Link:

VivoBook 15: https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-S15-S531FA/Features/
VivoBook 14: https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-S14-S431FL/Features/

VivoBook S14/S15 Product video: https://youtu.be/-U8_ad2RhUw
VivoBook series introduction page: https://www.asus.com/Laptops/VivoBook-Series-Home/
VivoBook series introduction video: https://youtu.be/6osDnMG00_0

Specification -VivoBook S15 S531FL

  • Processor Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor 1.6GHz quad core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.9GHz) and 6MB cache
  • Operating system Windows 10 Home
  • Display 15.6″ LED backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) panel with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Frameless four sided NanoEdge display with 88% screen to body ratio
  • 178° wide view technology
  • Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Memory 4GB 2400MHz DDR4 on board + 1 empty memory slot (Maximum up to 12GB)
  • Storage 512GBPCIe SSD + 1 empty expansion slot
  • Wireless 802.11ac Intel® Wi Fi 5
  • Bluetooth® 4.2 Connectivity
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C™ (USB C™) Gen 1
  • 1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Combo audio jack
  • 1 x Micro SD card reader
  • Keyboard and touchpad Full size keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel
  • Touchpad with palm rejection technology and precision Touchpad (PTP) technology with four finger smart gesture recognition
  • Audio ASUS Sonic Master with surround sound and smart amplifier technology
  • Array microphone with Cortana voice recognitionCertified by Harman Kardon
  • Software ASUS Splendid
  • ASUS Tru2Life Video
  • ASUS Audio Wizard
  • Battery Fast charge to 60% capacity in 49 min
  • 42Wh 3-cell lithium-prismatic battery
  • 90W power adapter
  • Colors Moss Green / Punk Pink / Cobalt Blue / Transparent Silver / Gun Metal
  • Size 180 x 357.2 x 230.3 mm
  • Weight 1.8 kg
  • Price RM3199

VivoBook S14 (S431FA)

  • Processor Intel® Core™ i7-8565U 1.8GHz quad core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.6GHz) and 8MB cache
  • Operating system Windows 10 Home
  • Display 14″ LED backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) panel with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Frameless four sided NanoEdge display with 86% screen to body ratio
  • 178° wide view technology
  • Graphics Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
  • Memory 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 on board
  • Storage 512GB PCIe SSD
  • Intel® Optane™ memory H10 with Solid State Storage
  • Wireless 802.11ax Intel® Wi Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax)
  • Bluetooth® 5.0
  • Connectivity 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C™ (USB C™) Gen 2 (Up to 10Gbps)
  • 1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Combo audio jack
  • 1 x SD card reader
  • Keyboard and touchpad Full size keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel and optional backlight
  • Palm rejection technology
  • Precision Touchpad (PTP) technology with four finger smart gesture recognition
  • Audio ASUS Sonic Master with surround sound and smart amplifier technology
  • Array microphone with Cortana voice recognition
  • Certified by Harman Kardon
  • Software ASUS Splendid
  • ASUS Tru2Life Video
  • ASUS Audio Wizard
  • Battery Fast charge to 60% capacity in 49 min
  • 47Wh 2-cell lithium-polymer battery
  • 45W power adapter
  • Colors Transparent Silver / Gun Metal
  • Size 18.0 x 323.3 x 213.7 mm
  • Weight 1.4 kg
  • Price RM3899

 

The BEE Unveiling ‘Live Karaoke Night’

The Bee, well-known for its music prowess, is unveiling the first ever Live Karaoke night, a talent search platform, that will serve as an avenue for Malaysian hopefuls to showcase their potential.

A contestant at The Bee Live Karaoke Night singing his all on stage for a chance of a lifetime.

Featuring a rotating concept where the theme, judges and prizes differ each month, The Bee Live Karaoke concept keeps it interesting for participants and provides every performer an equal opportunity to show off their talents.

Jazper Nimoi, winner of The Bee Live Karaoke Night premier.

For one evening a month, in-the-shower soloists; karaoke mic-monopolisers; stuck-in-traffic jammers or Whitney wannabes can bask in the spotlight as they croon and dance to their chosen song. It is a night for family, friends and everyone to enjoy music, drinks, food and performances.

“There are so many talented Malaysians waiting for their big break. For some, it can take years to come, or not at all, which is why we decided to establish a platform for anyone who wants to give their dreams a shot. Live Karaoke is all about giving hidden talent a chance to shine,” said Rahul Kukreja, Director, Brand Partnerships & Talent Bookings, The Bee.

Debuting on October 17, Live Karaoke starts off with ‘Rock’ – a crowd-favourite genre as its theme. Participants will pick a song from a pre-selected list to perform to a panel of judges consisting of industry experts such as local artists, members of music associations, and music label representatives.

The winner of the month will go on to battle it out at a Grand Finale which will be held twice a year. Two grand finalists will then go head to head in a battle for the coveted title and prizes. The winner of the Bi-Annual Grand Finale will receive prizes such as; an opportunity to open for an International Act performing at The Bee in 2020, a mentorship programme on winner’s preferred genre, as well as a pair of The Bee Special pass to any show at The Bee, for one year.

Interested talents can sign up for their golden ticket through three easy steps:
1. Purchase a participation ticket for single or group category.
2. Participants to receive registration form and list of songs.
3. Participants are to sign in on the night of the contest with their song selection.

For more information on The Bee Live Karaoke talent search, visit www.thebee.com.my. Let The Bee take your talent to a higher note!

GIANT Brings Students On A Journey to National Museum

30 underprivileged students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Jalan Hang Tuah 1 are taken to the National Museum of Malaysia for a tour with the aim to help the younger generations understand the true meaning of independence and the sacrifices involved in the formation of Malaysia.

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Giant has been present in Malaysia for more than 75 years. Regardless of age, race, religion, and social standing, the love for the Giant brand is fondly engraved in the hearts of many Malaysians since childhood.

As one of the oldest retail chains in Malaysia, Giant plays an important role in raising awareness of the importance of unity and instilling an appreciation for the struggle of our nation’s forefathers for independence in the younger generation.

This initiative is aligned with Giant’s mission to contribute to the development of the nation by inspiring Malaysian children with the spirit of patriotism and impressing a sense of national pride in the hearts of the children.

The students were able to witness the extensive collection of artifacts, crafts, and historical monuments being displayed in the museum that portrays Malaysia’s major historical events and cultural activities. It is great to see the children taking pride in the rich history, diversity, and culture of our beloved nation.

In conjunction with this year’s Malaysia Day celebration, Giant Malaysia continues providing bigger variety and greater value to the nation with the selected second item at 50 percent off promotion, happening until 18 September 2019 at all Giant stores throughout Peninsular Malaysia.

CANON Introduces PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 Mark III

Canon’s flagship compact models continue with the series’ heritage, featuring a stellar combination of DSLR speed, quality and lightweight handling.

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The PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III boast:

  • a 20.1MP, 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor
  • a wide aperture of f/1.8- f/2.8 with a good optical zoom of 5X (PowerShot G5 X Mark II) and 4.2x (PowerShot G7 X Mark III)
  • Canon’s pioneering DIGIC 8 processor in their compact bodies to offer DSLR-like creative expression in both stills and uncropped 4K videos

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“Canon’s latest PowerShot G series offers upgraded features that improve cameras’ performance, to deliver on all levels so that users have the freedom to express themselves in any scenario.” said Albert Mah, Head of Imaging Communication Products Division, Canon Marketing Malaysia.

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  • Superb Image Quality in Any Situation

Powered by Canon’s DIGIC 8 Processor, the key highlight of the two cameras is its 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor, which is larger than sensors typically found in compact cameras. This enhances the cameras’ performance with faster autofocus to produce crisp, clear shots in almost any light.

With a newly designed f/1.8- 2.8 lens with 24-120mm focal range which provides a 5x zoom (the PowerShot G7 X Mark III has 24-100mm focal range, giving 4.2x zoom), the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is poised to handle anything from shooting portraits to macro close-ups of 0.47x magnification and is excellent for creating shallow depth of field effects.

  • Fast, Confident Shooting

One major challenge of shooting fast-moving subjects is capturing that one perfect frame when the subject is in focus and in the desired position. Now, you can shoot boldly with the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III. Its pre-shoot setting will start shooting at 0.5 seconds before you even press the shutter release button. Hence, the moment will still be captured even if you press the shutter button a split second later. Photographs can be taken at a high speed of 30 shots per second in RAW burst mode (and 20fps in jpeg), making sure you miss nothing, especially if you are capturing jump shots or your child blowing out candles on a birthday cake.

Both cameras include a panoramic mode, activated by a simple push of a button. With horizontal or vertical panning, you can easily capture panoramic shots with amazing details in high quality.

  • Create Movies in Stunning Definition

Both PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III lets users capture 4K movies without crop, allowing you to take full advantage of your lenses to shoot landscape videos.

With 4K movies recorded in motion JPEG, frame grabs are possible, allowing users to review footage and at any given point, extract a moment from the video and save it as a high-quality 8MP JPEG on the camera.

With a tilting LCD on both cameras, you can shoot from different angles, from the ground up, or from high angles to create videos with a unique point of view.

  • Intuitive Features and Ergonomic Handling

With their highly pocket-friendly dimensions and ergonomic design, both the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III can easily fit into a slip-pocket in your bag, which makes them ideal choice for lifestyle users looking for an all-in-one camera for everyday use.

The PowerShot G7 X Mark III comes in two colours- black and silver. Users familiar with Canon’s EOS cameras would appreciate both cameras’ operation and intuitive control features, which has been upgraded from the existing compact digital camera’s user interface.

  • Versatile Charging and Advanced Connectivity

Both the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III are capable of USB charging which makes it more convenient for users on the go.

The PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III are packed with connectivity features, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), to effortlessly connect with compatible smart devices with one single tap and switch seamlessly between Wi-Fi and BLE. Users can use the Canon Camera Connect app to perform network-related features.

Availability

  • The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is available in black colour and retailed at RM3,599
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is available in both black and silver colours and retailed at RM2,999

Both models are available at all Canon authorized dealers nationwide.

To see the new PowerShot G-Series cameras in action, check it out at #LiveYourStories #PowerShotG7XMarkIII, #CanonMalaysia

 

REALME 5 Series Equips With Quad Camera

The latest series: realme 5 and realme 5 Pro comes with FOUR or QUAD CAMERA!

realme global has recently introduced it’s latest quad camera smartphones series in India.

Both smartphones equipped with:

  • Qualcomm Technologies’ mobile platforms
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 665 and 712

realmes new product series shows a giant leap from dual camera to QUAD camera to cover variant demand and usage.

The new series consists of a QUAD camera function with features like:

  • high megapixel main camera
  • ultra wide angle lens
  • potrait lens
  • a macro lens

Want to fit everything in one photo?

Switch to ultra wide angle lens as the visual angle goes up to 119 degree and helps in capturing any breath-taking landscape photo or accommodate more people for a group photo.

Portrait photography is all about capturing the person’s attitude and personality. A portrait lens works with unique filtering system, software adjustment and exposure to redefinte users’ portrait experience.

The fourth lens, macro lens offers user a focal length of 4cm to let you explore a whole new world in just a small space. Moreover, the F2.4 aperture and bokeh effect let you take more outstanding and focused shots.

Lastly, the new product series with QUAD camera able to capture stunning photos in all situations no matter during day, night, recording portraits, landscape or macro level.

To find out more about our upcoming events and promotions, do follow us on our Facebook page as well as Instagram at @realmemalaysia.

 

SONY WF-1000XM3: Noise Free, Wire Free and Worry Free

The new addition of new generation truly wireless headphones – the WF-1000XM3,  Sony’s Industry-leading Noise Cancellation is improved further with the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e chip and Dual Noise Sensor Technology which delivers exceptional Noise Cancelling performance, enabling you to hear the music and nothing else.

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The next level of silence

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The WF-1000XM3 headphones feature Dual Noise Sensor technology that works with the new HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e to catch and cancel noise respectively, so that all attention is on your music. Thanks to Dual Noise Sensor Technology, one feed-forward microphone and one feed-back microphone on the surface of the headphones catch more of the ambient sound around you.

Having caught the ambient sound, the dedicated HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e gets to work. The processor cleverly creates an inverted sound wave to offset bothersome background noise. It not only cancels more noise across almost all frequencies but also uses less power. Anything ranging from annoying aircraft cabin noise, to hustle and bustle on the city streets, is dramatically cancelled by the buds – so it’s all about the music.

Exceptional sound quality

Characteristic of the 1000X family, you can enjoy premium, high quality sound on the WF-1000XM3 buds and listen to your music the way that the artist intended. The HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e also accomplishes stunning sound thanks to 24-bit audio signal processing and DAC with amplifier. Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX™) upscales compressed digital music files including MP3 formats, to bring you closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio. Fully immerse yourself in high quality sound, whether you’re listening to music or enjoying the latest movies on the go and thereby transform the dreaded commute into a fun and relaxing escape from the commotion around you.

True wireless, true freedom

The truly wireless design of the WF-1000XM3 buds allows you to move freely without the nuisance of getting tangled in wires. The WF-1000XM3 buds are small and light but manage to pack in a newly developed BLUETOOTH® chip. This allows for L/R simultaneous BLUETOOTH® transmission which means that both left and right earbuds receive audio content at the same time, rather than the conventional left-to-right relay BLUETOOTH® transmission. Teamed with the new optimised antenna structure, this results in a highly stable wireless connection, so nothing gets in between you and your music. Also, low latency syncs what you see on screen precisely with what you hear on your headphones for enjoyable TV shows, videos and more.

The WF-1000XM3 buds are specifically designed for improved comfort and stability in the ear. The ‘ergonomic tri-hold’ structure holds the earbuds firmly in place, with three supporting points for the ear. A high-friction rubber surface has also been included to ensure a stable fitting. With four sizes of hybrid earbuds and three sizes of triple comfort earbuds, you can find your perfect fit.

Clever convenience

The HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e has low power consumption, boosting the battery life and your listening time considerably. You can listen for up to 24 hours with Noise Cancelling on, thanks to WF-1000XM3 earbuds’ sleek case that doubles up as a charger, perfect for a battery boost on the go. The buds even have a quick charge function – just 10 minutes of charging gives you up to 90 minutes of battery life.

For ease, you can use Quick Attention mode to communicate without removing your earbuds. Simply place your finger over the touch panel of the left earbud to quickly lower the music volume and let the ambient sound in, so you can hear announcements or order a drink. Plus, with the fully customisable touch sensors on the earbuds , you can easily play, pause, skip songs or activate your voice assistant with simple taps. Additionally, the new Wearing Detection feature automatically pauses your music when you remove one of the earbuds from your ear and resumes playing when you put the earbud back in your ear, so you never miss a beat.

Optimised for the Google Assistant , you can control your headphones by voice, making the WF-1000XM3 the perfect commuter companion. The headphones are also compatible with the Sony | Headphones Connect app, where you’ll find customisation features for sound, noise cancellation, touch controls and more.

Pricing and Availability

The WF-1000XM3 is available in Sony Stores KLCC and Curve, Sony Store online and all authorised dealers in Malaysia at RM949.

For product specifications,
Please visit https://www.sony.com.my/electronics/truly-wireless/wf-1000xm3