SHOPEE Wraps Up 12.12 With Over 12 million orders

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, wraps up a record-breaking year with its highly successful Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale.

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On 12 December, Shopee saw over 12 million orders across the region, surpassing all past records including the recent Shopee 11.11 Big Sale.

Supported by more than 450,000 brands and merchants, Shopee recorded 48 million visits as users shopped 60 million deals across all categories. Shopee’s in-app games were also highly popular like the Shopee Shake which was played 46 million times throughout the campaign.

In Malaysia, Health and Beauty, Home and Living, and Baby and Toys were the top three most popular categories. Leading brands, including Watsons, Nestle, Pet Pet, Realme and Petronas emerged as favourites amongst users.

Additionally, all tickets for Shopee’s Regional Brand Ambassador, BLACKPINK’s 2019 World Tour that went on sale were sold out in less than an hour, with 100 tickets snapped up within the first 30 seconds.

Malaysians grew up with Milo so it came as no surprise when the Nestle Milo Energy Cube became the top favourite, with raving reviews about its unique bite-size goodness. Additionally, people are getting more health conscious as they continue to maintain a balanced lifestyle. The Russell Taylors Air Fryer was a sought-after product to add to their kitchen essentials as a healthy alternative to fry food while another crowd-pleaser was the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 for wearers to track their fitness progress by recording their daily activities such as walking, sleep, heart rate and calories burnt. The old adage “an Apple a day keeps the doctor away” does ring true when iPhones became another attraction during the Shopee 12.12. Birthday Sale.

Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director, Shopee, said,

Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale marks another significant milestone as we celebrate a year of exponential growth. This follows the success of Shopee 11.11 Big Sale in November and Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day in September. We are pleased to see the never ending support from our Shopee users, and to record around 16 million downloads in Malaysia is a huge achievement as we continue to be a leader in the e-commerce industry. A big thank you to our loyal users, sellers and partners for their continued support. It has been an exciting and fulfilling quarter for us as we surpass past records and set new benchmarks to reach next year. We look forward to having everyone join us in attaining even greater heights in 2019.”

Since launching in 2015, Shopee has seen tremendous growth across its seven markets, achieving over 195 million downloads across Southeast Asia and Taiwan .

Shopee Malaysia’s key milestones in 2018

2018 has proven to be an exciting year for Shopee Malaysia. Key highlights include:

● Scaled-up partnerships with leading brands
-Shopee boasts an extensive product variety featuring leading international and local brands including NYX, MR DIY, honor, Tefal, Tesco, LEGO, Fossil and more. This year, Shopee secured several exclusive mobile launches which were very well-received, including the honor 9 Lite which saw 500 units sold out within five minutes and Realme 2 Pro which is now the fastest growing smartphone brand on the platform. Shopee is the title sponsor of Piala FA Malaysia 2018 where more than 20,000 e-tickets were purchased on Shopee. Shopee also teamed up with Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) to provide a host of opportunities to KLFW alumni such as kick-starting their official stores on the platform and curating fashion campaigns both online and offline.

● Strengthened partnerships with leading logistics providers
-In line with Shopee’s dedication to providing the best online shopping experience, Shopee expanded its logistics network through its partnerships with leading logistics providers DHL eCommerce and AirAsia’s logistics arm RedBox to ensure smooth and efficient deliveries to all users.

● Forged deeper engagement with users through innovative ways
-The Shopee Celebrity Squad was launched in May to provide Shopee users with convenient access to products from adored local stars, including Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin, Nora Danish, Ummi Nazeera, Tomok, Shuib Sepahtu and Siti Sarah. To date, Shopee has over 20 local celebrities in the squad, and aims to onboard even more celebrities in the coming year.

To round off Shopee’s birthday celebrations, users can shop one final round of birthday treats at Shopee 12.12 Thank You Sale happening from 13 to 14 December.

Shop the Shopee 12.12 Thank You Sale at https://shopee.com.my/1212

FIREFLY Airlines Proudly Launched ‘Jom Jalan!’ Online Travel Portal

Firefly Airlines proudly launched its Jom Jalan with Firefly Holiday, an enhanced version of its online travel portal together with GoQuo at The Saujana Hotel.

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Marking as Malaysia’s first full-fledged travel portal 8 years ago, the Firefly Holiday team has grown and worked greatly to meet each and every customer’s expectations for an experience of a smooth journey with greater sense of satisfaction.

Firefly Holiday is ideal for global and regional travelers as it offers convenience from the time of booking to the point of arrival at the preferred destination. Customers are given full flexibility to customize and select their preferred flight timings, hotels and complement their holiday with optional transfers and tours. It has literally a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) capability to suit everybody’s holiday needs. Firefly Holiday has proven to be convenient and reliable, offering value-for-money packages since its inception in 2010.

As an airline’s best friend, GoQuo believes in empowering real time ancillary revenue by working with over 20 and trusted by over 40 ancillary product suppliers, GoQuo has revolutionized the traveling industry! Our platform aggregates a large range of travel services including hotel bookings, car rentals, activities and tours, insurance, airport transfers and many more.

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“GoQuo also has its own independent framework comprising of several hundred APIs and offer a wide range of global suppliers to our customers which best meet their needs and preferences,” said Ron Ramanan, Founder of GoQuo.

“As we work hand in hand with GoQuo to upgrade every experience, be ready to be spoilt for choice for hotels, deals and activities in Malaysia and worldwide. Car rental services too can be booked via the website to have a hassle-free trip,” said Firefly chief executive officer Ignatius Ong.

“Through Firefly Holiday, we are ready to offer our passengers with different holiday experiences through variety of choices, great conveniences and affordable packages. These will be carried by the Jom Jalan campaign initiatives covering the undiscovered places and heritage exploration. Firefly is working on collaborations with potential tourism and corporate partners to highlight on segments of initiatives such as medical tourism, be-like locals’ packages, eco-tourism, attractions, food, adventures and shopping,” added Ong.

A special mention and thanks to Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Akyra Beach Club Phuket, Pinang Medical Supply Sdn.Bhd and Crocs for being the sponsors for various items during the launch.

‘Merry Gifting Christmas’ Comes Alive at Avenue K

Really amazed by the views of red gift boxes of every shape and size which are beautifully wrapped with dazzling gold ribbon and piled up, one on top of another to create a towering Christmas tree. What a sight!

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With clouds of floating Christmas gifts illuminate the Atrium’s sky in a breathtaking display of sparkle and splendour, Avenue K invites you to step through a magnificent Christmas experience and be magically transported into a wonderland of presents!

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And decked in tinsel and glitter is a life size advent calendar inspired photo booth area as the highlight at the mall’s Atrium.

This festive season, let’s thrill your family and friends with unique  and personalised presents purchased from Avenue K. be inspired by gift ideas from Avenue K‘s exclusive Christmas Marketplace , offering an array of merchandise ranging from chic apparel to stunning accessories, festive decorations and lovingly crafted gifts that will ensure that there is something for everyone in Santa’s list.

Avenue K has Christmas entirely wrapped with an impressive line-up of events starting from 23 November until 2 January 2019 including captivating performances, workshops, gift redemptions and exciting giveaways and many Christmas-themed workshops to delight the little ones.

Let our Christmas carollers serenade you with sweet melodies while Santa takes you for an enjoyable walkabout. Bring the whole family for a day of holiday fun and be entertained by the Winter Sax Ensemble Show and Jazzy Christmas Band.

Get rewarded when you do your shopping at Avenue K and stand a chance to win super cool gadgets, a 7-day Mercedes-Benz-A-Class test drive experience and Avenue K cash vouchers worth over RM10,000 in total.

To participate:

  1. Spend RM500 (RM450 for AK Neighbours Card members) in a maximum of TWO combined receipts on the same day, at any store in Avenue K
  2. Guess the number of gift boxes

The winner with the most accurate guess will win the top prize which is:

  • a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and
  • a 7-day Mercedes-Benz-A-Class test drive experience

Shoppers will also be rewarded with an exclusive Avenue K Christmas Gift Box with every R350 spend (RM300 for AK Neighbour Card Members) in a single receipt on the same day at any store in Avenue K.

So don’t miss a chance to be the FIRST 25 shoppers daily to enjoy this exclusive privilege.

Snap and spread the holiday joy at Avenue K!

All shutter-happy customers will be delighted to be in the running to win RM150 MUJI cash voucher when they join Avenue K Christmas social media contest.

This is how you can win the cash voucher:

  1. Just head over to the Christmas photo booth located at the Ground Floor Atrium
  2. Snap a picture
  3. Make sure to like and follow Avenue K’s social platform
  4. Share your picture on IG with the hashtag #AKXMAS18
  5. Flash the post at the Information Counter, Ground Floor
  6. Redeem an instant gift

Avenue K will also reward the top FIVE participants with the highest LIKES on the IG post with a MUJI cash voucher worth RM150 each.

Revel in the joy of gifting by redeeming complimentary gift-wrapping services with every RM100 spend in a single receipt at any store in Avenue K.

Gift shopping just got easier with the convenience of Grab rides. Be one of the early birds to enjoy RM10 off TWO Grab rides (valid for the first 1,000 rides) to travel to and from Avenue K. Just type in the code AKXMAS to redeem discount. This promotion is valid from 23rd November to 2nd January 2019.

To highlight the joy of giving with a purpose, Avenue K is collaborating with Charwiki to spread holiday cheers to 15 underprivileged kids from the House of Joy as part of its CSR initiative.

During the launch of Avenue K‘s Christmas campaign, the kids enjoyed a fun day of dinner at Nene Chicken and a shopping spree.

Village Grocer also donated a cart full of grocery goodies to the children’s home. A list of Christmas wishes from these underprivileged kids will be published on Charwiki’s website which shoppers will have the chance to make these kids’s dreams come true by donating a gift to them via http://www.charwiki.com.

Head onto Avenue K now for a magical holiday experience filled with gifting wonders and with a delightful shopping and dining experience unlike any other.

SHOPEE Seller Awards Recognises Star Sellers

These sellers are from across Malaysia and has shown an outstanding performance!

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Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan honoured its expanding community of sellers at the Shopee Seller Awards 2018.

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The star-studded occasion saw the attendance of YB Datuk Muez bin Abd Aziz, Deputy Secretary General of Consumerism and Management, Group Chief Corporate Officer, Pos Laju, and celebrities such as Nora Danish and Zoey Rahman. Leading brands such as Nestlé, Honor, and Digi shared the stage with celebrities as Shopee celebrated a landmark year.

“Since our inception in 2015, we have shattered our own expectations and 2018 was another year of significant milestones, including Shopee 11.11 Big Sale which saw over 11 million orders across the region on 11 November alone. We also unveiled BLACKPINK as our first regional brand ambassador in time for Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale, cementing our position as the leading e-commerce platform in the region. In line with our anniversary, we have prepared Shopee Seller Awards 2018 to thank sellers, brands, and partners, who form the backbone of our tremendous success thus far. We are humbled by their unending support and we dedicate this night specially for them,” said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee.

Shopee All Stars and Seller of the Year

A total of 14 accolades were given out at Shopee Seller Awards 2018 to honour the best sellers across various store categories. These include Lifestyle, Telecommunication, Fashion, and Electronics, with the most-coveted prizes being the Shopee Sellers of the Year for Shopee Mall and Marketplace. To keep things interesting, users could vote for the People’s Celebrity Award through a poll in the Shopee app.

Nestlé and Mono Digital were the biggest winners on the night, taking home the Shopee Seller of the Year Award for Mall and Marketplace respectively.

Additionally, Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza won the People’s Celebrity Award, named by Shopee users for her official store SimplySiti on Shopee Celebrity Squad.

*For a full list of award winners please refer to Appendix 1 below

Chew Soi Ping, Executive Director of Sales, Nestlé Malaysia Berhad said,

“We are delighted to win the Shopee’s Seller of the Year award and as the e-commerce industry grows in Malaysia, we are proud to be part of this growth with Shopee. We believe that this award further cements our position as the leading FMCG company in Malaysia and further reaffirms our commitment to continuously provide Malaysians accessibility to good food to improve quality of life. Nestlé is focused on our purpose to enhance the quality of life of Malaysians and contributing to a healthier future.”
Dato Seri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin added,

“When we first started SimplySiti in 2010, we saw the need and market for a local premium beauty brand that could compete locally and internationally. Our analysis was correct as SimplySiti has grown to be one of the most recognized brand locally and internationally. When we first decided to join Shopee in November 2016, we had already develop an e-commerce presence on our website but we saw the potential and value that Shopee could bring to our brand.  I would like to congratulate Shopee on all of its achievements and we are honoured to receive this award as recognition from customers and Shopee that SimplySiti is truly the people’s choice.”

“We are honoured to receive the Shopee Seller of the Year award for the marketplace category. We would like to thank Shopee and our followers for the recognition and amazing support we have received. We will strive to continue with the good work we have been doing to offer greater value for consumer electronic goods with great hope to win again next year!” added Gary Lum, Founder of Mono Digital.

Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale: Leading brands lined up for Shopee’s anniversary

Having started on 26 November, Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale features almost 3 weeks of daily promotions till the peak on 12 December to round off a record year. Users can enjoy nationwide free shipping from as low as RM12, 120% cashback every day, and daily deals from as low as RM12 from Shopee Mall over the entire event.

Leading brands such as Philips, Fossil, MR DIY, Tefal, PETPET, L’Oreal Group, Watsons and more will also be joining Shopee’s birthday with discounts of up to 90%, Shocking Sales, and exclusive giveaways.

Shopee’s industry partners, including FPX, BInfinite, Krispy Kreme, and Traveloka will also be giving back to users during Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale. For instance, Krispy Kreme will roll out limited-edition Shopee doughnuts to celebrate Shopee’s anniversary at all 17 outlets across Malaysia, while all users can enjoy THREE  free original glazed doughnuts for every half-dozen purchased from 1 to 20 December.

Ho closed,

“All that we do, from events such as Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale to initiatives like the Shopee Seller Awards has always been a way for us to show our appreciation to all our loyal users in Malaysia. As the end of 2018 approaches, we would like to sincerely thank all Malaysians for the immeasurable support throughout the year. We invite all Malaysians to join Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale as we celebrate another amazing year in our Shopee journey.”

For more information on Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale, visit link from 22 November.
Download the Shopee app for free on Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Shop from YG Official Shop on Shopee Malaysia here from 26 November onwards.

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Award Award Type Winner

  • Best in Lifestyle Shopee Marketplace: Odoso
  • Best in Lifestyle Shopee Mall: MR DIY
  • Best in Fashion Shopee Marketplace: Grimo
  • Best in Fashion Shopee Mall: VOIR
  • Best in Consumer Goods Shopee Marketplace: Wako
  • Best in Consumer Goods Shopee Mall:Watsons
  • Best in Electronics Shopee Marketplace: iBeli
  • Best in Electronics Shopee Mall: Honor
  • Best in Lifestyle Shopee Marketplace: BHP
  • Best in Telecommunication Partners: Digi
  • Best in Financial Services Partners: FPX
  • People’s Celebrity Award Partners : Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza
  • Seller of the Year Shopee Marketplace: Mono Digital
  • Seller of the Year Shopee Mall Nestlé

Celebrate Xmas with Sugar, Spice and All Things Nice, Hilton PJ

This year, Hilton PJ will be taking their guests on a sugar, spice and everything nice journey with an array of irresistible yuletide indulgences, mouth-watering dishes and beautifully decorated stalls offering traditional handicrafts, gourmet hampers for gifting and jolly baked treats.

Paya Serai will be open for its guests on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’ Eve for dinner from 7pm to 10pm where they can enjoy traditional Christmas dinner with mouth-watering roast which includes Chef’s special recipe off whole roasted turkey, lamb and venison with delightful trimmings.

With varieties of delicious foods, Hilton Petaling Jaya invites you to get into spirit of Christmas, from an intimate dinner for two to a boisterous gathering for many, and indulge in our Christmas offerings for an extensive spread of sumptuous dining menu to satisfy taste buds.

Hilton Petaling Jaya promises diners a unique and memorable dining experience with complimentary party packs and sing along with carolers and for every minimum spend of RM250 in a single receipt, diners entitled to win mystery gift from the ‘Ginger Bread House’.

Christmas Eve (24 December) price: RM168 nett (Adult) & RM88 nett (Child)

New Year Eve (31 December) price: RM186 nett (Adult) & RMnett (Child)

**Special price of RM138nett for bookings made before 10 December 2018.

Christmas Day (25 December) price: RM148nett (Adult) & RM78nett (Child)

**Special price of RM128nett for bookings made before 10 December 2018.

If you wish to bring home some of the gastronomic delights like the Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake, traditional Christmas Fruit Stollen, Christmas Mini  Mince Pies, Roasted New Zealand Sirloin with Mushroom Sauce, sugary Christmas cookies and may more Christmasy food items , the head ton over to the Christmas Market at Cafe Cino. Also available for take-away.

This year, Hilton hotels in Malaysia is collaborating with Make A Wish Foundation Malaysia, the world’s largest wish-granting organisation for the inaugural “When You Wish Upon A Star’ campaign.

Make sure to look out for the blue star stickers such as cakes, cookies and even buffet dinners where a total of RM2 from each purchase will be channeled from all Christmas related sales to the Make A Wish Foundation Malaysia to fulfill the wishes of Hilton Petaling Jaya’s adopted child.

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Hilton Garden Inn Puchong For Savy Business Travellers

Hilton introduces its second focused service brand of hotels for savvy travellers in the heart of Klang Valley.

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For a busy traveller on the go, there is nothing like soaking in a salt-water pool after a long hard day at work or tucking into tasty cooked-to-order meals any hour of the day. If this is your idea of comfort and hospitality, and indulging in Brighthearted Hospitality, look no further than Hilton Garden Inn Puchong – the newest addition to Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) focused service brand of hotels.

The new hotel located in one of Klang Valley’s most rapidly developing townships, Puchong is the SECOND Hilton Garden Inn hotel in the country. The hotel joins the already existing nine hotels managed by Hilton in Malaysia, as the Group looks to double the presence of Hilton-branded hotels over the next few years.

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The Hilton Garden Inn brand is firmly establishing itself in the country’s hospitality landscape, with the launch of Hilton Garden Inn Puchong and just recently with the new extension in Chow Kit; Hilton Garden Inn Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman South in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. This expansion reinforces our promise to spread the light and warmth of our Brighthearted Hospitality, through focused service, inviting social spaces and high-end amenities; all of which are offered in high quality yet affordable accommodation.” said Jamie Mead, regional general manager for Hilton Malaysia.

YBhg. Datuk Rashidi Bin Hasbullah, Secretary General of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture graced the media event of Hilton Garden Inn Puchong said,

“The hospitality sector is important in pushing the growth of the tourism sector for the country. The introduction of focused-service brands like Hilton Garden Inn will lead the way in diversifying the hospitality landscape in a positive direction, working alongside other related industries to meet the evolving traveller needs in this day and age.”

Hilton Garden Inn delivers authentic and heartfelt experiences for guests, from modern designs to the charm of its Brighthearted Hospitality, from the first “hello” to the cheery “goodbye”. In Puchong particularly, Hilton Garden Inn is dedicated to the new-age, savvy business traveller who is always on-the-go but understands the importance of connecting to his or her surroundings

“With today’s discerning travellers, there is a growing demand for focused service. At Hilton Garden Inn Puchong, we are committed to fulfilling and delivering beyond the expectations of this dynamic segment of mid-income travellers, with a clear focus on the guests’ needs and preferences. Every detail is carefully executed with our guests in mind, backed by the Hilton Garden Inn Promise which we are known for – if something isn’t just the way you like it, simply let any hotel team member know, and we will make it right. Guaranteed.” added Mead.

Ideally located for business and leisure

Hilton Garden Inn Puchong makes a great addition to the surrounding Puchong area, which is shaping up to be the next hotspot for multi-national and local ICT companies, with establishments like the Puchong Financial Corporate Centre (PFCC) and the new MSC Cyber Centre as well as notable lifestyle-centric landmarks in the area.

Jamie added that,

“As one of the fastest growing suburbs and an up-and-coming business and lifestyle hub in Malaysia, we see significant potential in Puchong as the destination for modern-day business travellers. Hilton Garden Inn’s signature focused services is the answer to this trend, ensuring savvy travellers have what they need to be productive, yet relaxed while on the road.”

The new hotel is conveniently located, yet away from the hustle and bustle of the town. This makes it an ideal place to combine business travel with leisure time.

With the Kuala Lumpur International Airport a mere 25 minutes’ drive away, the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport a 30 minutes’ drive away, and a short walk to the Puchong Perdana RapidKL Light Rail Transit (LRT) station, Hilton Garden Inn Puchong allows its guests access to all major attractions and destinations within Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley.

Within the immediate vicinity of Hilton Garden Inn Puchong, guests may enjoy an array of dining, shopping, theme park and entertainment options. The hotel’s free shuttle service can take guests to the nearby LRT Station, as well as IOI Mall, an iconic landmark in the Puchong area, and Sunway Pyramid, Malaysia’s first themed shopping and entertainment mall, which is also adjacent to the famous theme park Sunway Lagoon.

For options closer on-site, Hilton Garden Inn Puchong is well-served by the Parkson M Square Mall, only a short elevator ride down from the comfort of the hotel. This allows direct access to endless shopping, dining and entertainment options.

The Hilton Garden Inn Promise

With 255 well-equipped guest rooms and suites, the hotel boasts the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens, on SlumberlandTM beds; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge and complimentary Crabtree & Evelyn bath amenities.

Guests may opt for a Guest Room overlooking the city or the lake, or if next-level comfort is what guests are after, they can treat themselves to a Deluxe Corner Room for extra space and a separate bathtub. Comfort is also made more sustainable through innovations such as the body heat sensor for air-conditioning in each room, which adjusts automatically to the body heat of guests in the room.

Guests at Hilton Garden Inn Puchong will be treated to numerous amenities and services, including:

• Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property catering to the business and social needs of guests;
• A 24-hour business center which offers complimentary printing facilities;
• A state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center;
• A 22m outdoor salt-water pool and heated outdoor Jacuzzi;
• Self-service laundry available 24 hours a day; and
• Complimentary transfer to and from key destinations within Selangor.

For business conferences and other events, the hotel features five meeting spaces of 255 square feet with soothing views of the lake and the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural lighting throughout all meeting rooms, featuring high-definition television (HDTV), built-in sound systems, individual temperature controls, ergonomic seating, free Wi-Fi, accommodating 130 guests in theatre-style and 80 guests in banquet-style setting.

Guests may dine on-property at the Garden Grille restaurant or grab a snack at the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart, which offers a selection of snacks, drinks, coffee, tea and instant meals. They may also opt for the evening room service from 7.00pm to 10.00pm daily.

Hilton Garden Inn Puchong is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, such as an exclusive member discount, free Wi-Fi and a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay. All guests will be automatically invited to join the Hilton Honors program to fully enjoy the rewarding benefits.

To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Honors members will receive 1,000 bonus points as part of the Grand Opening offer, with a maximum stay of five nights. To avail of the offer, guests may book by 15 November 2018, and stay any time between 17 September to 15 December 2018.

Standard room rates start from RM 200, with the Guest Room Lake View starting at RM 220, and the Deluxe Room at RM 250.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hilton Garden Inn Puchong or call +60-3-8060 8188. Read more about Hilton Garden Inn at hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi.

The new hotel is located just above the Parkson M Square Mall, on level 6 at Jalan DM2, Taman Desa Millennia, Puchong.

Taiwan HALAL Products Gaining Popularity in Malaysia

Taiwanese food producers have successfully expanded their presence in Malaysia in recent years and have just upped the ante with the Taiwan Halal Pavilion under the Taiwan Expo 2018 in Malaysia.

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The expo started from the 25th to 27th of October and HALAL products on display at the Taiwan Halal Pavilion include canned coffee, brewed milk tea, vegetarian products, franchise business and skincare products. The aim of the expo is to foster greater cooperation with Malaysian companies to collectively branch into the Southeast Asian HALAL market and beyond.

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Research and development are defining traits of Taiwanese products and have resulted in a wide variety of products with delicious flavours and exquisite packaging well received by the market.

Popular brands such as 3.15pm Instant Milk Tea and Mr. Brown canned coffee have become very popular amongst visitors to Taiwan and will be available in Taiwan Expo.

Taiwan Halal Center has been seeking greater cooperation with Malaysian counterparts to join forces in developing the global HALAL market. Taiwan Expo and the Taiwan Halal Pavilion are the perfect platforms to introduce to Malaysians the competitive edge of Taiwanese halal products.

The product debut in 2017 was a good test of market and the innovative products introduced received good feedback from Muslim customers. This year’s development has been even more noteworthy as the products have made inroads into major hypermarket as well as the Taiwan Halal Food Fair held organized by MyDin.

Among participating companies include BIOSOL TECH. CORP. LTD., TENART BIOTECH (MasKingdom); VEGEFARM, YOUNG QIN INTERNATIONAL (Fried Chicken Master); SHIH CHEN FOODD (3:15PM), KING CAR INDUSTRIAL (Mr. Brown), etc.

Special guests to the event include Mr. Mohd Aminuddin Sham Tajudin, Director of Halal, F&B and Agro-Based Section, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Mr.Zulkifly Md Said, Director General of Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), Dato’ Noor Zaleha Baharudin, Organising Chairman of MTC Gold Awards cum Vice President of Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) as well as 60 friends from the media and social media influencers. The guests and media were treated to a delightful runway show of the many wonderful products available.

Halal Food Fair with MYDIN

Outside of consumer products, Taiwan has also made significant strides in attracting Muslim Travelers and was ranked fifth in the latest Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) under the Non-OIC Destination category for the first time this year. The Taiwan Halal Center was awarded MTC Gold Awards by the Malaysia Tourism Council for developing and promoting Muslim-friendly travel destinations. Malaysia is home to more than 20 million Muslims and is the most advanced and developed Muslim market in Southeast Asia. It is also home to a large Chinese population that can communicate easily with Taiwanese companies, making it the ideal springboard for Taiwanese companies looking to expand into the global market. That Taiwan Halal Center plans to organize yearly business visit to Taiwan for overseas buyers to learn more about the products as it sets its sights on the Southeast Asia and Middle East.

Taiwan Expo in Malaysia is held from the 25th to 27th of October at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Taiwan Halal Pavilion is one of the theme exhibitions under the Expo and visitors are welcomed to visit Booth 402 to try out some of the delicacies.

The Taiwan Halal Food Fair with MYDIN will run from 25th of October to 4th of November at SAM Groceria NU Sentral. Hundreds of Taiwanese halal food products will be available including dried fruit, fruit vinegar, desserts, snacks, etc. All the products are certified halal and Malaysians from all walks of life can enjoy with peace of mind.

For more information, please visit official website: