KITKAT unveils the New 4th Chocolate in the World, RUBY Chocolate!!

“Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate and Now, RUBY Chocolate! The pink chocolate that is all natural and organic”

KITKAT fans and chocolate lovers can now indulge in all-new treat with the arrival of KITKAT RUBY in Malaysia, which was unveiled as the brand’s newest chocolate variant at the KITKAT Chocolatory in Mid Valley.

Featuring the iconic four-finger wafer bar, KITKAT Ruby is sure to stand out with the distinctive pink hue of its premium Ruby chocolate. As the world’s first new chocolate variant to be created in eighty (80) years following dark, milk and white chocolate, the Ruby chocolate was developed completely without flavouring, colouring additives or genetic modification. KITKAT was the first to use the Ruby chocolate sensation worldwide, which was made by Swiss chocolate and cocoa processor Barry Callebaut from specially-selected Ruby cocoa beans found in a major cocoa-growing regions including the Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Brazil.

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Mr. Sachin Goel* said “They are thrilled to be bringing KITKAT Ruby to Malaysian shores! This marks the first country in Southeast Asia where KITKAT is introducing this incredible new chocolate sensation. The process involved in making Ruby chocolate is one-of-a-kind, unlocking the colour and flavour that are already naturally present in the Ruby cocoa bean. KITKAT has always epitomised the perfect break and with the Ruby chocolate’s naturally derived intense fruity flavour and lusciously smooth texture, our consumers are sure to enjoy the KITKAT Ruby.”

The launch of KITKAT Ruby took place at the opening of the new KITKAT Chocolatory Store in Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur. First opened to the consumers in 2016, the KITKAT Chocolatory offers consumers the chance to create their own customised KITKAT from over 10,000 different combinations of hand-made chocolate and toppings to personalised packaging designs. The new KITKAT Chocolatory Store now also features and open kitchen concept, where consumers are able to witness the creation process of their customised KITKAT products, or try their hand at creating their own KITKAT.

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Chef Andy Van den Broeck, Senior Technical Advisor, Product Development of Barry Callebaut in Asia Pacific, was present at the launch. With his deep expertise in the chocolate-making process, the creative Belgian chef captivated the crowd with a fascinating demonstration of Ruby chocolate pralines with saffron-infused white chocolate ganache filling, showing the step-by-step process of tempering, shell moulding, filling, closing and de-moulding.

To the rest of you who wants to experience and be creative in creating your own customised KITKAT chocolate, do visit:

  • KITKAT Chocolatory Store, Lot F048, Level 1, Mid Valley Megamall or,

You can go online at:

  • Lazada
  • Shopee
  • 11Street

To find out more about KITKAT and the Chocolatory, please click KITKAT and the Chocolatory

*Mr. Sachin Goel, Business Executive Officer for Confectionery Business Unit (ASEAN Markets), Nestle Malaysia.

Celebrate Your Prosperous Reunion Dinner at Sunway Putra Hotel

Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur brings another exciting food promotion in conjunction to celebrate the Chinese New Year festive season. Amazing buffet serve at Coffee House are specially created by Executive Chef Rossham Rosli. There will be varieties of food prepared specially for the festival. More than ten (10) menus are prepared for Appetizer, Soup & Salad, Main Course & Dessert.

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Here are some of the menus for the Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner.

Appetizers

  • Chicken BBQ on Platter
  • Seafood on Ice (Oysters, Green Mussels served with Lemon Wedges and Tabasco)
  • Mini Octopus Salad
  • Hot and Sour Szechuan with Crabmeat Soup
  • Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Ginseng
  • etc …

Main Course

  • Seafood BBQ (Tiger Prawns, Squid Head and Small Herring Fish with Green Chilli Dipping, Red Chilli Dipping, hai Sauce and Sriracha Sauce)
  • Assorted Maki Sushi (Cucumber, Tuna, Tamago)
  • Pan-Seared Chicken with Mushroom Ragout Sauce
  • Chinese Black Pepper Beef
  • Stir-Fried Hong Kong Nai Pak with Garlic
  • etc …

Dessert

  • Green Tea Red Bean Chocolate Cake
  • Mango and Sago Creme Brulee
  • Red Dragon Fruits Layer Cake
  • Coconut Lemon Velvet
  • Ginger Chocolate Cheese Cake
  • etc …

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Here are details for the Dinner Buffet at Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur;

  • Venue: Coffee House, Level 9.
  • Date: 4th and 5th February 2019, 6.00 pm to 10.30 pm
  • Price: MYR 118 nett per adult, MYR 68 nett for children aged 7-12 years old. Children aged 6 years old and below eat for free.

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Any inquiries and reservations, please contact:

  • +603 4040 9888
  • email: spkl.ch@sunwayhotels.com

Bring Home Your Love this Chinese New Year with Julie’s Love Letters

The Lunar New Year is the most important celebration for the Chinese community. After a year of hard work, it is the perfect time to unwind and reunite with their loved ones and enjoy a sumptuous meal together.

To usher in Chinese New Year, every household will be busy doing the Chinese New Year shopping. Julie’s Love Letters are not only a taste of beautiful memories for most Malaysians, but the most appropriate gift you can get for your relatives and friends. From Jan 11 to Feb 3, 2019, Julie’s will be doing its annual promotional roadshows to spread joy and love around Malaysia.

This year is the fifth year of Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter” campaign. This event has received overwhelming responses over the years and this year Julie’s is continuing their tradition of encouraging people to share their love through words. Instead of leaving a note only to your loved ones, you may send your message together with your purchase receipts through mail or drop them in the Julie’s promotional booth boxes to participate in the “What’s Your Love Letter” campaign contest that begins from Jan 8 to Feb 3, 2019. Fifteen (15) winners of the campaign will walk away with RM1,000 worth of reunion dinner vouchers to treat you and your family to a sumptuous meal this Chinese New Year.

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Julie’s Love Letters is a must-have item in almost every household, it is not only a taste of beautiful memories, but also a taste of love. Some believe that every little love letter is rolled up with fortune and luck, that will bring happiness and prosperity to all. Julie’s Love Letters also is a product of quality and it comes in two (2) flavours; Chocolate & Strawberry. The chocolate flavoured ones are rolled up with rich melty chocolate, where every bite is filled with the chocolaty goodness that makes you crave for more. The strawberry flavoured ones are filled with the aroma of sweets strawberries that you cannot resist, just like the heavenly feeling of first love.

This year, Julie’s Love Letters have a little surprise for you. Buy any tin of 700gm Julie’s Love Letters and you will bring home one of the three beautifully-designed “Fudai” pouches. Collect all three (3) today, and bring all the blessings home.

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Julie’s Love Letters have been in a household brands for more than 30 years. They are made with hi-tech processes and emphasise on hygiene and nutrition. All ingredients used are natural without additives, free from trans-fat, compliant with the ISO and HACCP standards and manufactured under stringent quality control.

 

A Blossom Chinese New Year at Avenue K

Immerse yourself in the royal grandeur of a floral paradise as Avenue K transform its Atrium into a spectacular imperial palace blooming with wealth and prosperity to usher in the Chinese New Year from 7th January to 19th February 2019.

 

pic 1In line with the theme, ‘Imperial Blossoms‘, the mall’s Atrium resembles a blossoming floral market place set in the magnificence of an imperial palace. The booths at the floral market place are crowned by stunningly elegant peonies while majestic bright red lanterns festooned with peony flowers cascade from the ceiling, creating a waterfall of illuminating lights. Step into a world of palatial splendour as you climb the regal steps, leading to a Chinese imperial palace. Discover a traditional study room covered in oriental paintings and decorated with Chinese artefacts and ornamental works of art to represent the glorious period of the emperor’s reign.

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Kick-start the Chinese New Year celebration to shop for festive essentials at the market place. From mouth-watering cookies to trendy apparel, fashion accessories, and tableware; add a touch of festivity to your New Year celebrations with galore of goodies.

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Delight your senses with a host of interesting cultural activities and artistic performances lined up to entertain both young and old. Treat your little ones to a series of fun Chinese New Year -themed workshops such as Chinese Rattle Drum Making and Water Art Painting, and indulge in family-friendly events including Classical Folk Dance and Fusion Instrumental Musical. Don’t miss out our signature ceremony where mandarin oranges are rolled out to welcome wealth and money is released from the mouth of Lion Dance performers to usher in good fortune, happiness and longevity on 12 February.

Shopping has never been this fruitful as Avenue K reward you with prospers rewards. Start the auspicious year by redeeming a set of exclusive Avenue K Ang Pow packets for FREE with every purchase of RM288 (RM200 for AK Neighbours or HSBC Debit/ Credit Card holders) and above in a maximum of two (2) combined receipts.

Try your lucky streak this Chinese New Year with our Prosperity Wheel of Fortune with amazing prizes worth over RM60,000 in total to be won. When you spend a minimum of RM488 and above (RM388 for AK Neighbours or HSBC Debit/ Credit Card holders) in a maximum of two (2) combined receipts. You will stand a chance to walk away with a 4D/ 3N staycation at Club Med’s Cherating, Bali, Phuket, Kani Maldives resorts for two (2), or a Dinner in the Sky and many more.

On top of that, Avenue K is having a Facebook Contest called “Spot the Missing Zodiac” contest! As a reward, five (5) winners will walk away with Avenue K Cash Voucher worth RM100 each. Visit Avenue K‘s Facebook page to find out how you can be one of the five (5) lucky winners.

That’s not all!

Be the first lucky 1,000 riders to enjoy RM10 off of two (2) Grab rides when you travel to and from Avenue K. Just type in the code to grab your discount.

As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts of the mall, for this festivity, Avenue K have invited 20 old folks from the ‘Rumah Orang Tua Ampang’ for a day of shopping and performance treat featuring our very own Malaysian Teresa Teng, who brought back fond memories for the old folks who were taken back in time with a rendition of classic Chinese songs. The old folks who were also treated with an Ang Pow giveaway by the Deputy General Manager of Avenue K, Ms. Phang Sze Sze and a delicious dinner at The Chicken Rice Shop.

Since Valentine’s Day falls on the same period as Chinese New Year this year, the mall is concurrently running a Valentine’s Day giveaway when you spend RM120 in a single receipt on 14th February for the first 50 shoppers to redeem two (2) beautifully decorated cupcakes from Bisou Cupcakes.

With an abundance of Chinese New Year activities, cultural experience and prizes to be won, Avenue K will be your choice mall to revel in the festive celebration. Avenue K wishes you a Happy Chinese New Year!

GUARDIAN Ushers 2019 with”READY SET GLOW’ Healthy Beauty Campaign

It is my new resolution to practicing healthy lifestyle on 2019. Now with Guardian Healthy Beauty initiative ‘READY SET GLOW’, I hope I can lead healthier life internally and beautiful externally..Fighting!!

Joanna Soh, Asia's No 1 Fitness Youtuber and Wong Vai Chi, Head of Marketing and Promotions, Guardian Health and Beauty Sdn Bhd at the launch of Ready, Set, Glow Campaign

“This month long ‘READY SET GLOW’ campaign is another campaign reinforcing Guardian’s leading reputation as a specialist in Healthy Beauty where we help our customers keep healthy internally and be beautiful externally with our product offerings,” said Mr DY Cho, Marketing Director, Health and Beauty, South East Asia, Guardian Health & Beauty.

“For this Ready, Set, Glow Campaign, we are collaborating with Asia’s No. 1 Fitness YouTuber, Joanna Soh to develop a series of exercise videos to guide and inspire Malaysians to achieve their health and beauty goals in 2019,” Cho added.

Joanna demonstrating simple workout steps that Malaysians can incorporate into their daily routines (2)

Together with Joanna, Guardian is encouraging Malaysians to Join The Glow Squad and be a part of this nationwide movement to view and put these exercise tutorials to use in their everyday lives. The videos are THREE short exercise videos that Malaysians can incorporate into their daily routines to have a more active lifestyle to achieve a healthier GLOW in 2019

At the end of these videos, there are special product promotions that viewers can screenshot an e-voucher to redeem the special offer.

These include:

  • RM5 off a 2.5kg tin of Good Morning V-Grains
  • RM5 off purchase of 2 units of Kinohimitsu Snow Lotus Bird’s Nest
  • Kita Beauties at a special price of RM28.80 for 10s range of 6g.

Once you are part of the Guardian Glow Squad, Guardian will have weekly checklists on the Guardian FB and IG pages to keep you motivated on your progress.

Additionally, Guardian is offering amazing deals at amazing prices and great promotions on the widest variety of products catered to make healthy beauties of their customers.

Major promotions that will be coming up include:

1. An array of Chinese New Year Gift sets from Brand’s Essence, Royal Bird’s Nest, Kinohimitsu Bird’s Nest and more, which are ideal this festive season to be given to family and friends.
2. During our Beauty Fairs, we have deals up to 50% off for our Cosmetics & Fragrance products
3. During our Facial Cleanser Fairs, a FREE Face Mask is offered with purchase of any Facial Cleanser worth RM25 and above.
4. During our Personal Care Fairs, a FREE Phyliss Pop Up Toaster is offered with any purchase of RM128 & above from our Personal Care products range.

So READY SET GLOW with Guardian this new year season. No matter where you are and what you need, Guardian has a store that can provide you with all the essentials you need to be a healthy beauty with a glow.

The Saujana Hotel KL Celebrates Christmas with’the Spirit of Giving’

Over 140 people attended the in “Celebrate the Spirit of Giving this Christmas” high tea at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur held in support of The Selangor Cheshire Home today.

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Established in 1963, the home provides permanently disabled residents of all races and religious background, without any means of income or resources, opportunities to learn new skills that would assist them in leading an independent life.

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Over the years, The Selangor Cheshire Home have been working hand-in-hand with The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur in providing tremendous support in training their residents in the Economic Empowerment Programme (EEP).

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The high tea, held at the Charcoal Restaurant, was graced by the presence of the President of the Rumah Amal Cheshire Selangor, Datin Paduka (Dato’) Khatijah Sulaiman and the Honorary Secretary, Major Habibah Baharom (R), AMP. They were joined by former and current residents of the home, invited guests and dignitaries, the senior management team from The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur and members of the media.

Ticking off the first agenda of the Christmas high tea celebration was the beautiful serenade of traditional Christmas carols with a twist. The inclusion of the upbeat jazzy tune, presented by the Jazzy Carolers from Putera Aman Assembly Church, brought the joyful spirit of the season of giving to the event.

Guests at the high tea were treated to a scrumptious selection of local and international cuisine prepared by the dedicated team of chefs from the hotel. Delicacies included a selection of savory finger sandwiches, sweet pastries, and traditional Malay kuih with apple crème brulee, raspberry pistachio cake and crepes suzette with apples cube, banana sliced and strawberry.

Exciting activities were organized such as entertaining Christmas games and an astounding fusion dance performance by the talented sisters, Anagha Laxmi Ramesh and Baghya Laxmi Ramesh.

The afternoon continued with a delightful string of performances by the former EEP students. As all good things that must come to an end, the high tea concluded with a special performance by the residents of the Selangor Cheshire Home and a thank-you speech from Mr. Ramesh Kumaraguru, the Director of Human Resource at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur. It was indeed, a wonderful afternoon of sharing and giving in true homage to the spirit of Christmas.

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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