SCLand Developement Introduces its Maiden Project at Kota Damansara

Called EMHub, the 9.4-acre specialised, six-storey ramp-up facility with a one-stop, self-contained e-Commerce ecosystem is expected to be ready by 2022.

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SCLand Developement Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcom Group Berhad held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on 23 April at Selangor Science Park 1, Kota Damansara.

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Attended by Guests of Honour, YAB Tuan Amirudin Shari, Menteri Besar of Selangor, YB Dato’ Teng Chang Khim, Senior Executive Councillor and Chairman of the Standing Committees for Investment, Industry & Commerce, Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) & Chairman of SITEC, YB Tuan Hee Loy Sian, Chairman of Environment, Green Technology, Consumer & Non-Islamic Affairs Committee, Dato’ Hasan Azhari Hj Idris, CEO of Invest Selangor Berhad, Dato’ Seri Subahan Kamal. Chairman of Alcom Group Berhad and Dato’ Tony Lim, Managing Director of SCLand Development Sdn Bhd, the ceremony heralded the start of a new dawn in the Malaysian e-Commerce industry.

This e-Commerce hub is a manifestation of the SCLand Developement Sdn Bhd‘s vision to elevate the e-Commerce industry with a one-stop, self-contained e-Commerce ecosystem and further complemented by office suites, incubator & co-working space and retail space at Emporis.

According to Dato’ Seri Subahan Kamal, Chairman of Alcom Group Berhad:

“EMHub is a highly suitable space for start-ups or brick and mortar SMEs venturing into e-Commerce. Supported by high-speed fibre optic broadband, 24/7 security, uninterrupted power supply and more, we have got our e-Commerce players’ needs covered in every aspect, a fact that is supported by our SITEC e-Commerce Hub Certification which we will officially receive when the development is ready.”

At the ceremony, EMHub and Emporis were jointly the first in Selangor to be awarded a provisional SITEC e-Commerce Hub Certification by YAB Tuan Amirudin Shari.

With this certification, SITEC and the Selangor State Government will officially recognise the developements as being facilitative of e-Commerce activities in Malaysia, through its stellar physical infrastructure, fulfilment & distribution centre solutions, an e-Commerce friendly ecosystem, and a commitment to talent development programmes in areas of Coding, Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence and many more to be conducted by the Incubator in collaboration with prestigious world-renowned universities.

“We re pleased to receive the award and we are highly committed to advancing the e-Commerce industry with our one-stop solution. Our strategic outlook include building an e-Commerce and technologically-conducive ecosystem with our partners and platform providers to facilitate e-Commerce and cross-border trading services.

We have gone to great lengths to meet the strict and comprehensive requirements set out by SITEC, and are confident in our facility” said Subahan.

“The Selangor State Government is serious about turning Selangor into a regional e-Commerce hub. As such we are peased to encourage and recognise local developers and e-Commerce players through initiatives like this. SCLand Development Sdn Bhd has demonstrated that they are more than capable of delivering on our extensive requirements for the Selangor e-Commerce Hub certification.” said YB Dato’ Teng Chang Khim.

Kick Off Summer with 3 New Starbucks Frappuccino Blended Beverages

Believe me! They are trully refreshing and makes you craving for more!!!

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Try indulge in the new and refreshing Frappuccino® blended beverages which include the:

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  • Triple Mocha Frappuccino®
  • Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® 
  • Mixed Berry Frappuccino® with Pomegranate Pearls

The beverages are only available as Frappuccino® blended beverages, and already hit stores starting 16 April 2019 onwards.

The Triple Mocha Frappuccino® and Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® blended beverages were specially created for chocolate and caramel lovers who crave an indulgent treat on those oh-so-hot days.

For those looking for a refreshing option, the Mixed Berry Frappuccino® blended beverage with Pomegranate pearls is the perfect complement to the Malaysian heat.

SO, come and get away with our newest Starbucks Frappuccino® beverages:

• NEW! Triple Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Beverage – This beverage is a dream come true for dessert lovers, featuring layers of whipped cream infused with cold brew, joined with dark caramel, and a triple combination of white chocolate mocha, dark mocha and also a swirl of mocha drizzle to finish the beverage off. For those who enjoy the very best of coffee and chocolate, this beverage is sure to bring a smile to your face this summer. The Triple Mocha Frappuccino® blended beverage is available blended only.

• NEW! Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® Blended Beverage – Topped with rich, creamy dark caramel sauce, the new Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® blended beverage offers layers of whipped cream infused with cold brew, white chocolate and dark caramel. The summer beverage includes a spoonful of dark caramel sauce on each layer of whipped cream and at the bottom of the cup, ensuring each sip is as good as the last. The Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® blended beverage is available blended only.

• NEW! Mixed Berry Frappuccino® Blended Beverage with Pomegranate Pearls – This beverage features pearls bursting with real pomegranate juice as they pop in your mouth, which was specially created to surprise and delight your palette this summer. The Mixed Berry Frappuccino® blended beverage with Pomegranate Pearls has mixed berry sauce blended with velvety milk to create a smooth fruity flavor. The beverage is completed with whipped cream to balance the tart berry flavor. The Mixed Berry Frappuccino® blended beverage with Pomegranate Pearls is available blended only.

In welcoming the summer, Starbucks introduced a new range of merchandise collection of island scenes and tropical plants that will transport you straight to the beach! The gradient colors layered throughout the merchandise follow a time of day from early morning sunrise to the end of day night fall.

The A Day in the Island Merchandise collection is specially curated with a variety of stainless steel bottles and large cold cups for you to hold your favorite Starbucks Frappuccino® beverages while cooling down in the Malaysian heat.

This season, Starbucks also announced a designer collaboration with famed American fashion brand Vera Bradley to launch a limited-edition merchandise collection that is exclusive to stores in Asia only. The gorgeous Starbucks® X Vera Bradley Merchandise collection features drinkware with colorful paisley and flower patterns that are designed to represent the most confident and ambitious you. Vera Bradley is a brand that balances functionality and beauty, optimism and happiness, energy and joy, charm and femininity – making it the perfect partner for this unique Starbucks® X collaboration. The collection is also available starting 16 April 2019 in selected stores across Malaysia, while stocks last.

Additionally, Starbucks Malaysia launched new and returning Whole Bean Coffee blends this summer. Introducing the NEW Kopelani Blend, which highlights soft caramel notes and has a roasty sweet finish. Rediscover our returning whole bean coffee favorites:

• Returning Favorite! Kati Kati Blend- The juicy and tangy flavors of the Kati Kati Blend extracted from Africa exhumes citrus and spice tasting notes. The media roast coffee bean provides a balanced, smooth and rich coffee experience all in a cup.

• Returning Favorite! VIA Iced Coffee Blend- The simple iced coffee brings a caramelly smooth body with hints of citrus. It is sweetened with a touch of cane sugar for a well-balanced, refreshing finish. The Iced Coffee Blend is designed for your convenience, made available only in VIA size.

Not to forget, the Summer Starbucks Card available in a fun design that showcases the playfulness of the season. Starbucks Malaysia will also be rolling out their new Mother’s Day Starbucks card to celebrate the international appreciation day of mothers.

Come in to our stores for a getaway and try the new Triple Mocha Frappuccino®, Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® and Mixed Berry Frappuccino® blended beverages which are priced at RM17.50 onwards.

Additionally, the Summer merchandise collection is priced at RM52.00 onwards and the Starbucks® X Vera Bradley merchandise collection will be priced at RM58.00 onwards. All Starbucks cards have a minimum activation of RM30 and the whole bean coffee is priced at RM40.00. All Summer Beverages, Starbucks cards and promotional whole bean coffee will be made available in all stores nationwide from 16 April 2019 onwards while stocks last. Also available from 16 April 2019 onwards, the Starbucks® X Vera Bradley merchandise collection will only be available in selected Starbucks stores while stocks last.

For more information, please visit Starbucks Malaysia website at http://www.starbucks.com.my.

GOODDAY Milk Launches Pasteurised Kurma Milk

Made with real Kurma extract, its taste very delicious!

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Goodday Milk, Malaysia’s favourite milk brand is making waves once more by introducing Goodday Pasteurised Kurma Milk into its illustrious pasteurised milk range.

Made with real kurma extract, this delicious variant is sure to keep consumers coming back for more.

Kurma, considered to be a superfood, has become increasingly popular in Malaysia over the past few years due to it known nutritional benefits. It is also one of the Sunnah foods for Muslims, typically consumed during the month of Ramadhan and a recommended daily snack for the health conscious who need to keep up their energy levels.

Rich in nutrients, fibre and essential minerals such as potassium and magnesium, kurma is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties and acts as an anti-oxidant .Daily consumption of kurma can help to promote eye health, muscle development, memory improvement and keep the waistline in check by curbing hunger pangs.

Along with its many health benefits, kurma is also an excellent source of natural sugars like glucose and fructose which enables them to act as energy boosters and restore blood sugar levels, which is especially needed during the fasting month. This comes with the added benefit of ease in digestion which allows for faster assimilation of nutrients.

Packed with the nutritional benefits of real kurma extract, the Goooday Pasteurised Kurma Milk contains similar goodness and nutrients as the other products in Goodday Milk’s pasteurised milk range that consumers have come to know and love. Among the nutrients are protein, calcium, vitamin D, B2 and B6, which are crucial for growth and development. Fans will also be pleased to know that with the Goodday Pasteurised Kurma Milk, the calcium content is higher for better bone health, making this delicious milk even more delectable among consumers.

“The introduction of Goodday Pasteurised Kurma milk comes at the back of the success of the Goodday UHT Kurma Milk which was launched mid last year. The positive response from our consumers has inspired us to extend this variant into Goodday Milk’s pasteurised milk range, giving us an opportunity to address the demands of different consumers in the market,” said Santharuban T. Sundaram, Vice President of Marketing at Etika Sdn Bhd.

Goodday Milk has been a part of Malaysians’ lives for the past 50 years. Therefore, we are absolutely honoured to share the newly launched Goodday Pasteurised Kurma Milk with our fellow Malaysians. The naturally sweet taste of kurma elevates the already-beloved taste profile of Goodday Milk’s pasteurised milk, which is sure to excite consumers,” he added.

Goodday Pasteurised Kurma Milk is now available at hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience, and provision shops nationwide in two sizes – 300ml and 1L.

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/gooddaymilkmalaysia.

Touch ‘N Go eWallet Embarks Partnership with Tealive

Yey, now you can enjoy various exclusive promotions and discounts at Tealive when  pay with the Touch ‘n Go eWallet.

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Touch ‘n Go eWallet (“eWallet”) has announced its year-long partnership with Tealive, bringing together technology and life’s simplest offering – tea.

This partnership also signals the start of more attractive promotions and discounts for selected Tealive drinks with payment made through the Touch ‘n Go eWallet.

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Syahrunizam Samsudin, CEO of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd said,

“Malaysians are passionate about tea, and technology allows us to enable these moments. We are extremely excited that Tealive shares this vision with us and together, we want to make a difference in the lives of Malaysians in the simplest and most meaningful way.”

Upcoming promotions include a Raya Campaign which will begin on 5th May 2019 until 15th June 2019, where users can enjoy their favourite Tealive drinks at only RM2.50, exclusively with the Touch ‘n Go eWallet.

“We are inspired by the love that Malaysians have for handcrafted tea and aspire to bring more value for these communities. Our partnership with the Touch ‘n Go eWallet is a great way for us to reward our fans and at the same time, allows us to modernise tea drinking experience too. The convenience of payment with the eWallet is ‘icing on the cake’ that makes for an innovative experience for our customers,” said Bryan Loo, CEO of Loob Holding Sdn Bhd.

For more information, updates and terms & conditions for all Tealive promotions, log on to:

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Starts 2019 With 5 New Models

And they are looking forward to enhancing the brand experience with innovative mobility solutions, exciting new products and engaging experiences through customer services.

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In a challenging market environment, with natural seasonality and sales-driven by new model introductions, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) successfully delivered a total of 2,944 vehicles to customers in the first quarter of 2019 and continues to remain its position at the top premium automotive brand in Malaysia.

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MBM showcased persistent strength, dominance and performance in the first quarter of 2019 with the introduction of five new variants:

  • E200 SPORTSTYLE Avantgarde
  • E 300 Exclusive
  • E 350 AMG Line
  • GLC 300 Coupe
  • GLE 450 AMG Line,

With the solid number of model launches, continuous enhanced customer services and experiences offered, MBM is looking forward to a challenging year ahead with its first-class customer experience as well as the introduction of an array of exciting new products to the market.

MBM President and CEO, Dr Claus Weidner said:

“We started the year with the launch of 5 new models in the first quarter of 2019. We will continue to enhance our brand experience with innovative mobility solutions, introduction of new products and engaging experiences through our customer services.

At MBM, we place high importance in offering the right mix of product and services to our existing and new customers. Our customer-centric approach will continue to provide our customers with the best service and the best customer experience. This includes continue to honour our brand promise through the various formulated service packages to ensure that our customers enjoy ultimate peace of mind throughout the entire ownership life cycle of their vehicles.”

Commenting on the Q1 performance, Mark Raine, Vice President, Sales & Marketing said,

“We remained as the number one premium market leadership position with a total of 2,944 vehicles delivered to customers in the first quarter and a best-ever sales in March with 1,334 vehicles. This was a direct contribution from the exceptional financing offer coupled with a comprehensive service packages offered.”

The first quarter of the same financial year also saw Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia (MBSM) records a financing portfolio of over RM 2.7 billion with an increase of 0.3 billion of year-to-date growth. MBSM financed four out five Mercedes-Benz vehicles sold and 50% of them were insured by MBSM.

Over 40,000 vehicles were serviced in the first quarter of 2019 – a 13 per cent increase compared to the previous year. The positive growth volume of vehicles serviced is attributed to the extensive network of 35 dedicated dealerships nationwide.

Commenting on MBM’s outlook for the year ahead, Dr Weidner said,

“We will continue the momentum in the first quarter of 2019. We are indeed looking to introduce more upcoming premium products and we will be sharing more information in due time.”

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!

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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:

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  • 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.

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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.

 

Hilton Garden Inn South Suitable For Families Getaway

Twin Deluxe Room with KL Tower View_HGI KL SouthHilton Garden Inn South offers families a home away from home as they are offering an array of room sizes at affordable prices and world-class hospitality.

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The hotel offers a variety of double-bed deluxe rooms overlooking the gorgeous Kuala Lumpur skyline. Ranging from 344 sq.ft to 398 sq.ft., they present a plethora of choices for families of up to four persons to stay together. Larger families can opt for a combination of deluxe and single-bed guest rooms according to their needs. Cribs can be provided upon request for families with babies or toddlers, and the 24-hour self-service laundry centre allows families to travel light.

The spacious Garden Grille serves a delicious buffet breakfast daily as well as room service in the evenings. A children’s menu is also available for the little ones, and the Pavilion Pantry is open 24 hours for guests who would like to grab a snack or drink on the go.

The hotel situated in the lively enclave of Chow Kit, and a stone’s throw away from public transport such as the monorail and bus stops, makes it ideal for exploring the city. Nearby attractions include the Chow Kit Market, Central Market, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Forest Eco Park, Kuala Lumpur Tower and Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial. For the adventurous, there is the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Petaling Street and Aquaria KLCC.

“Ideally located in the heart of the cultural hub in Kuala Lumpur, Hilton Garden Inn South makes for the perfect place for the entire family to experience a premium and comfortable stay at an affordable rate. Completed with our promise of Brighthearted Hospitality, the hotel offers an abundance of amenities for those who make our hotel their home away from home,” said Jamie Mead, regional general manager for Hilton Malaysia.

“Our promise of a Brighthearted Hospitality is guaranteed as we continue our commitment to ensure our guests a heartfelt experience at every stay, from the first “hello” to the cheery “goodbye”. Ultimately, we harness the strengths of the Hilton Garden Inn brand – our high standards of safety, cleanliness and flexibility – to deliver elevated comfort and give our guests the joy of simplicity – when everything is in the right place at the right moment,” added Mead.

Hilton Garden Inn South Highlights:
• Vibrant hotel situated in the midst of a lively city
• A short 2-minute walk to the Chow Kit Monorail Station, and a 1-minute walk to the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman Bus Stop
• Close to local attractions such as Chow Kit Market, Central Market, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Forest Eco Park, Kuala Lumpur Tower and Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial

Guestrooms
• 267 well-equipped guest rooms and suites
• Hilton’s signature SlumberlandTM Bed with comfy white duvets
• Walk-in shower with refreshing Crabtree & Evelyn bath amenities
• 40-inch Smart HDTV, mini refrigerator and coffee and tea brewers

Dining & Leisure Highlights
• The Garden Grille restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
• To-go meals and snacks are available 24/7 at the Pavilion Pantry®
• Evening room service from 5:00PM to 10:00PM
• Rooftop swimming pool overlooking Kuala Lumpur

Hilton Garden Inn South is located at 452, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur. Room rates start from RM 150. Group bookings are also available. For more information or to make reservations, please contact the hotel at +60-3-27716888 or visit Hilton Garden Inn Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman South.

Read more about Hilton Garden Inn at hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi.