MACEOS and BECM Announced ‘BE-READY’ Initiative For Business Events

The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS), has collaborated  with the Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM), to launched the ‘BE-READY’ initiative.

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Designed to showcase the industry’s safe execution of events such as meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE), in line with their Business Events (BE) Guidelines, which have been developed in accordance with the approved Malaysian National Security Council (MKN) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

‘BE-READY’ was officiated by Dato’ Dr. Noor Zari bin Hamat, Secretary General, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) and Chairman of the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) and was supported by MyCEB.

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The event brought to life exhibition stand mock-ups and various event setups to demonstrate practical examples of how business events in the new normal are being conducted in a controlled, organised, safe and structured manner, as part of an effort to rebuild public confidence in the meetings and events industry. By attending the launch, stakeholders and the media had a first-hand experience of event execution in the new normal.

The launch also included a briefing session for industry players and stakeholders on how to apply the BE Guidelines when planning and executing their events. The briefing covered employee and personal safety, physical distancing measures, increased health and safety measures, attendee management and control, as well as on-site communication encouraging adherence and the provision of guidance and compliance.

Chairman of BECM, Alan Pryor, shared,

“We are pleased to resume business events with strict adherence to stringent health and hygiene measures and our prime importance is to provide a safe, controlled and regulated operating environment for our clients, stakeholders and event attendees. We would like to commend the solidarity and collaboration of the industry supply-chain to proactively drive engagement with Government to get our industry SOP approved and to demonstrate that business events, unlike mass gatherings, are executed in a safe, controlled, and regulated environment.”

According to MACEOS President, Dato’ Vincent Lim,

“All of us must take note that it will be a new normal in organising and welcoming our visitors or delegates to our business events. Now that we have the BE industry guidelines and SOPs endorsed, we urge all members, professional conference organisers (PCOs), professional exhibitions organisers (PEO), convention centres, contractors service providers, and other stakeholders to strictly observe and comply to these SOPs.

These guidelines must be practiced; providing assurance and gaining public confidence that business events like exhibitions and conferences are safe; and that all industry players must play their role to collectively work and continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the safety and health of everyone as our foremost priority.”

Pryor concluded, “We welcome the additional steps that the Government has taken to support our sector. We continue to have open dialogue with the Government and are actively engaging with them on the value of our industry to the economy’s recovery. As a social and economic driver, Business Events deliver thousands of jobs, economic impact and grows Malaysia’s profile and market share globally. We are confident that with the Government’s support the Malaysian business events industry is well positioned to rebound strongly, and are thrilled to be hosting events again safely and securely.”

The ‘BE-READY’ launched was jointly organised by BECM and MACEOS, co-hosted by MyCEB and the Centre (venue host), with support by industry partners including C-BOSS, DOREMi, InQBay and Pico.

 

PG MALL Ranked the 3rd Most Visited Marketplace Online

Within a short span of 3 years, PG Mall, the homegrown online marketplace founded by Public Gold Group (commonly known as PG Group), has impressively ranked 3rd most visited online marketplace among other foreign-owned online marketplaces in Malaysia, by iPrice Insights with a total monthly site visit of 1,688,500 visitors as of its Q1 2020 report.

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Established in 2017, PG Mall is the brainchild of PG Group Founder and Executive Chairman, Dato’ Wira Louis Ng Chun Hau, who aspires to grow and push homegrown brands to global frontier under a unique Sharing Economy business model. In view of the evolution of internet over the last decade and rapid growth in eCommerce in the recent years, Public Gold which specializes in physical gold and silver bullions trading, equipped with online trading facilities since 12 years ago, saw an opportunity to diversify its gold & silver products, to venture into consumer goods trading under PG Mall Sdn. Bhd.

PG Mall’s strength as a newly founded local eCommerce site is in its shared customer base with Public Gold that has more than 1,000,000 customers (and still growing) across South East Asia (SEA). As part of its preliminary marketing goals, PG Mall aims to bridge its local merchants to regional SEA markets, followed by global venture in the near future to boost and accelerate the local economy.

Despite it being a fairly new player in the industry, PG Mall saw an impressive revenue growth in its initial startup years, and true enough, within just a short span of 3 years since its establishment, it has won over a substantial market share to compete with bigger and long-established international players within the ecommerce industry.

According to the Managing Director of PG Mall Sdn. Bhd., Dato’ Wira Louis Ng,

“We are thrilled by the recent ranking on iPrice. Based on iPrice’s 2019 third quarter report, we were ranked Top 5 for the highest monthly web visit among other international players of similar kind, and to be able to get onto the third position in just 6 months with an impressive increase of 812,400 total web visits, to 1,688,500 total web visits is definitely mind-blowing, especially for a homegrown brand like ours, which makes us the No.1 local eCommerce site in Malaysia. No doubt that we are now officially a serious market contender and will continue to aggressively grow to top the chart.”

From a mere RM500,000 revenue recorded in 2017, PG Mall’s revenue expanded 10 folds in the following year to RM5 million in 2018. With the exceptional growth seen to date, PG Mall is set to reach a targeted revenue of RM100 million by year end.

PG Mall’s rapid growth is made possible through an aggressive marketing strategy that relies heavily on shoppers to grow its merchant and customer base under its very own unique business concept known as ConsuMerchant.

The ConsuMerchant concept is basically a profit sharing plan developed to benefit PG Mall shoppers by rewarding them with cash back ranging from 0.5% up to 3.5% on every successful transaction made. This concept also applies for referring new shoppers onboard under PG Mall referral programme. For every successful transaction made by the referred shoppers, the introducers will also receive cash back of 0.5% per transaction, up to a maximum of 3.5%.

This business model aims to help create a healthy and balanced economy business ecosystem by giving everyone an opportunity to earn legitimate incomes and build a permanent business empire with PG Mall. The brand believes shoppers are the value creators for the whole economy chain, for every goods must have a buyer in order for it (goods) to be valuable within the supply and demand economy ecosystem.

“Our business model enables anyone at any age, to own a business empire through referral under our ConsuMerchant concept and drop shipping method, without needing to master any business skills. Mostly we want to revolutionise shopping through our ‘Shop, Share and Earn’ mechanism. In general, people shop to buy things they need or desire and while they Shop we reward them with cash back of 0.5% per transaction. And if they enjoy shopping with us, we encourage them to Share their wonderful shopping experience with family and friends, and reward them further with more cash back up to 3.5%. The more they shop and refer, the more cash back they will Earn. It’s that simple,” explained Dato’ Wira Louis.

To enhance its shipping facilities, PG Mall has collaborated with Pos Malaysia Bhd’s courier arm, Pos Laju under a strategic partnership, as the main logistic partner in the region. This enables PG Mall to reach out to millions of online shoppers in urban areas through Pos Malaysia’s 700 outlets nationwide.

Apart from Pos Laju, PG Mall also partners with many other renowned courier service providers such as DHL, GDEX, Skynet, ABX Express, J&T Express, Easy Parcel, Pgeon, The Lorry and CJ Century for the betterment of the logistic industry because PG Mall believes that the logistic industry in Malaysia is growing in tandem with eCommerce and getting more competitive by the day. Therefore, they deserve the support from eCommerce company like PG Mall to grow hand in hand to reach its full potential.

Not just that, PG Mall has collaborated with iPrice Group, Selluseller, and Involve Asia Technologies to adapt to the increasing demands of modern-day shoppers. Through these collaborations, they are able to share their marketing expertise with PG Mall. Also, for market expansion, PG Mall partners with leading telecommunication companies in Malaysia such as Maxis, Celcom and redOne to reach out to wider market.

To enhance shoppers’ online shopping experience, especially in the recent months with the increase in online shopping activities during the recent Movement Control Order (MCO) and ongoing Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in battling the current Covid-19 pandemic, PG Mall has collaborated with major digital payment service providers in Malaysia namely Boost, GrabPay, Touch ‘n Go eWallet, Maybank QR Pay, iPay88, MCash and kiplepay to ease payment process while enabling shoppers to enjoy enormous special deals from time to time. PG Mall is the only ecommerce platform that integrates all major eWallet services in Malaysia for the convenience of its shoppers.
Since its inception, PG Mall has attracted over 10,000 merchants and 1,000,000 shoppers onboard with approximately 1,000,000 merchandise, consisting of mainly lifestyle products and services to cater to local and regional markets.

 

COWAY ‘KECIL’ For Cosmopolitan Homes

Sleek and slim, the NEW Coway water purifier offers direct water purification system and digital temperature panel.

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Small but smart like Malaysia’s fabled Sang Kancil, the water purifier which features direct filtration technology with minimalist design will be available from end of July 2020 onwards.

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Aptly named, Kecil (meaning small in Malay) shows that great things come in small packages. Its USPs can be summarized as “7-1-0”:

• 7-inch wide – it is compact, small and powerful!
• 1 Touch digital panel – providing a convenient water extraction experience
• 0 Seconds – the amount of time it takes to get clean and safe water from Kecil – with Coway’s direct filtration technology

Available in sago beige colour, it is specially designed for discerning and minimalist house owners with space-saving needs.

Coway Kecil water purifier brings life-changing, clean water with urban Malaysian families in mind,” said Coway Malaysia’s Managing Director Kyle Choi Ki Ryong at the special virtual launch event hosted at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).

The launch featured Anslem Roy, one of Asia’s leading illusionists, who made the Coway Kecil water purifier ‘magically’ appear on stage in a sleek performance which delighted the audience!

The slim yet nifty water purifier offers infinite possibilities to “Change Your Life” – from a refreshing cold beverage to a steaming bowl of noodles with your loved ones in a jiffy. Coway Kecil is a perfect fit for cosmopolitan lifestyles.

“With a large number of residential properties at an average size of 1,000 square feet today, and modern house owners opting for compact appliances as opposed to bulky ones, we are confident that Kecil will be a hit among urban Malaysian households,” he said, adding that it can be well fitted into any nook and cranny in the kitchen or dining room.

The key features of the Coway Kecil are:

  1. its direct water purification system
  2. sleek and slim design

Coway recently won the Platinum award under the water purifier category for Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand 2020, the 6th year in a row.

“We are committed to ensure everyone is able to enjoy clean water free of impurities to safeguard their health and happiness. Unique to Kecil is its digital panel which provides a convenient, one touch water extraction experience with intuitive navigation, offering a variety of water temperature settings to meet the diverse needs of Malaysian households, allowing users to get easy and quick access to cold, hot or room temperature water effortlessly,” added Choi.

To optimise hygiene levels, the Kecil water purifier has a transparent faucet cover that is easily detachable for cleaning. It also allows users to spot dirt that may accumulate on its surface.

The Coway Kecil water purifier will be available for lease at a monthly rental rate of just RM99 or available for purchase at a retail price of RM 3,590.

The virtual launch event included a special video message from James Park, Managing Director of Global Business Division, Coway Co., Ltd. – streamed from Seoul, Korea. Park said Coway has been providing healthy, clean water options for over three decades and has been awarded the Water Quality Association Gold Seal Mark annually since 1995 in recognition of its high attention to quality. In 2010, Coway received Halal certification from Malaysia’s Islamic Religious Department for its water purifier series.

In his speech, Park has been proud of the Coway Malaysia team for successfully reaching 1.5 million customers across its entire customer base in Malaysia. This is a growth of half a million customers within the first half of 2020 and it appears to be on an upward trajectory as Malaysia heads into the recovery phase.

“As a market leader, we are dedicated to research and development of environmental solutions, particularly personal health and wellbeing. With the world’s best researchers working hand-in-hand, we strongly believe that we can achieve our mission of making the world a cleaner, safer and better place,” said James Park.

Coway remains at the forefront of innovative product design as The Life Care Company.

For more information on Coway’s Water Purifiers, please visit:

https://www.coway.com.my/products/water-purifier

 

Anzo Holdings Shares Its Highest Traded in 12 Months: Eyeing New Business?

With the highest traded within a period of ONE YEAR, this Malaysian’s manufacturer of high quality timber doors and markets timber products for building projects is ready for NEW business!

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The company that located in Port Klang, Selangor are expanding from their current business to more new opportunities to generate additional income for the group.

It is understood that the group is talking to several foreign investors for the plan and according to the source with knowledge on the matter:

“The shareholders are planning something for Anzo to take it to a new level. Anzo could get new investors and they may inject new business into the group” 

For readers’ information, shares of Anzo were:

  • UP 4 sen or 41.18 per cent 
  • CLOSED at 12 sen

It was one of the HIGHEST traded stocks on the local stock exchange and the closing price at 12 sen was also the highest traded in the last 12 months!

The TOTAL VOLUME of shares transacted was: 189 million

Congratulations for such a great achievements!

“The hike in share price shows something is up in Anzo. Looking at the trend these days where most Bursa-listed companies are diversifying and venturing into healthcare and healthcare-related industries, Anzo could be planning the same to diversify its earnings,” said the source.

Besides timber, Anzo is also involved in construction and property development, focusing on construction and interior design fit up works and related maintenance services.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Anzo said it is cautious of the prospects for the current financial year as the economy continues to face various headwinds especially with the coronavirus outbreak that has affected people globally.

A broad-based slowdown in the economy is expected and the group is actively pursuing measures to manage its operating costs and revising the business plans to mitigate any potential negative impact arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Therefore, Anzo will continue to focus on its operational efficiency and productivity so that satisfactory results can be achieved for the current financial year,” 

The group posted revenue of RM8.37 million in the third quarter ended April 30, 2020, almost SIX times more than the preceding year corresponding quarter. It said this was mainly due to the contribution made from the trading section of the construction division, which provided RM7.5 million turnover during the quarter.

However, the timber division was badly affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO) which came into effect in March 2020. This was evinced by its contribution of only RM0.9 million (2019: RM1.5 million) turnover during the period.

Anzo said that in line with the improved operating results, the group achieved a minor pre-tax loss of RM2,000 compared to a pre-tax loss of RM1.03 million in the previous year’s corresponding quarter.

For the year to date, as the result of the improved trading business, the group’s:

  • revenue and gross profit INCREASED to RM15.51 million and RM1.38 million respectively
  • Pre-tax loss REDUCED by almost half from: RM2.7 million in 2019 to RM1.39 million in 2020

A New On-Demand Delivery App Is Here

Yessss… What a wonderful news for online sellers. Now, you can use iHantar, for express courier and also bulky goods!

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And the best thing, you can get bonuses of up to RM25 for downloads and recharge!

Developed by service provider: Vertex Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd, this new mobile application (app) offering same day pick-up and drop-off service. And besides this new app, Vertex also has a licensed e-hailing app called Ridez.

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The company’s founder, Mr. Kabeer Maand said iHantar is an on-demand same day delivery platform that allows users to place delivery requests via the mobile app. Rest assured, customers can rely on the affordable delivery platform for express courier and delivery services, bulk deliveries, essential goods, food items, groceries, medical supplies and much more than that.

“When it comes to sending an item on time, several on-demand services would probably come into your mind. Undoubtedly, one of them will soon be iHantar. We are changing the way deliveries are being done and at the same time simplifying the lives of people. In our app based world where everything can easily be done with just one-tap your finger, iHantar fits in perfectly on how delivery is done.”

The iHantar delivery app lets all users to call and hire a van, truck or motorcycle to deliver goods from the palm of your hand, with real-time tracking.

Steps on how to use iHantar app:

  1. Go to the iHantar app
  2. Tap on ‘Delivery’
  3. Then key in pick-up and drop-off locations
  4. Fill in recipient information
  5. Confirm your booking
  6. Get a driver and YEY..the item is good to go!

AND the best thing about the iHantar aps, you will be able to track the movement of the item and when it gets delivered.

Vertex is currently running a promotional campaign to attract users to the app. For users who:

  • recharge RM50 will get an additional RM5 bonus
  • recharge RM100, will get a RM15 bonus
  • recharge RM200, will enjoy a bonus of RM25

Mr. Kabeer said iHantar has several value propositions that make the product unique and stand out in the marketplace.

iHantar is affordable and offers lean fares, coupled with high-quality service and convenient service. All the drivers are also certified with no criminal background.

iHantar offers an active customer support system, advance booking service, and multiple stops facility.

“Everything will be cashless. Buying products and paying for service cashless is the new norm. It is basically a new way of doing things and we want to ensure that all our customers have this convenience. With the rapid change in market trends and consumer buying behaviour, we have to constantly deliver new products and services that meet all their requirements. Consumers are the kings of markets. All the activities of our business ends with consumers and consumer satisfaction,” he added.

According to Mr. Kabeer, the official launching of iHantar is targeted to be on June 1, 2020.

On the outlook, Mr. Kabeer is bullish on the delivery service market and the company has set out several strategies to grow the business.

“We are looking to expand into new markets to effectively grow the business. We want to be an early adopter and we need to consider every possible avenue for expansion, which may include finding new customer demographics, penetrating new markets and regions and growing a base of repeat customers. The company will also need to expand ‘What Your Service Entails’, and be able to find genuine solutions to real world problems. There are a lot of players in the market but we don’t see them as our competitors. We will launch several promotions to acquire both users and partners,” he said.

In less than a month, iHantar has been able to secure more than 1,000 service partners and he expects this number to increase by the end of this year. More than 1,000 riders across Peninsular Malaysia have also registered with the company.

About Vertex Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd

Vertex Technology Solutions was established in May 2019. It is a technology driven company aimed to provide a wide range of passenger transportation network via the Ridez mobile application and delivery of goods via iHantar.

The company’s vision is to provide economical and safer transportation and delivery access to all Malaysians with just a tap of a finger.

 

Giant China-based Company Targeting Malaysian Telcos for 5G Development

This telecommunications (telcos) are looking out for local mid-size telcos as it ratchet up efforts to accelerate the commercialisation of superfast 5G technology.

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Industry sources said the Chinese group is looking at companies which are under valued and have 5G capability to grow the business and at this moment are targeting TWO local telcos.

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“They may target Green Packet Bhd and XOX Bhd. XOX  is the cheapest telco stock on Bursa Malaysia and are now one of the fastest growing telcos in Malaysia,” said industry sources with knowledge on the matter.

For information, XOX has about RM35 million cash on hand and currently offers the most competitive and innovative 4G data plan. It is focusing to build 5G infrastructure in the region.

This 5G technology has many to offers and some are:

  • to transform the landscape of telecoms as it promises faster download speeds and high network reliability
  • will open opportunities for new services, network operation and improved customer experience
  • providers will be able to increase both download speeds and monthly data capacity on unlimited plans
  • The transition to 5G is expected to generate a windfall for network, infrastructure, and equipment vendors

Three months ago XOX partnered with Advance Tech Communication Sdn Bhd (ATC) to launch 4G and 5G smartphones, with additional satellite communication capabilities termed XPLORE.

Therefore, XOX will be the FIRST MALAYSIAN telco to market and distribute the products to its users across Southeast Asia.

The smartphone, equipped with satellite connectivity and digital mobile radio, will be launched by ATC to XOX users. It is said that  XOX’s Executive Director Steve Tan has mentioned that the company aims to provide a unified network plan by integrating XOX’s prepaid plans and messaging platform with ATC’s extensive satellite emergency services. However, Tan was not available for comment at press time.

“XOX is quite strong as a company. It implemented the right marketing strategy as well as innovation ideas and products to see it through the current Covid-19 pandemic and drive the company forward. The success factor for XOX is built by leveraging on the brand, distribution channel with a solid growth of customer base,” said a source close to XOX.

Analysts believe telco stocks will rally as the sector is making handsome profits, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

XOX is ranked FIFTH in the telco sector and is the Number ONE  MVNO company in Malaysia with current customer base almost reaching three million, including prepaid and post paid mobile phone users.

Last month XOX inked an agreement with DGB Asia Bhd to collaborate in the deployment of up to 1,000 next generation AI vending machines. This move is in line with XOX’s strategy to focus on different silos of its business to build up its revenue streams.

Valuations of telcos in Malaysia are becoming attractive again and the sector is expected to grow at an accelerated rate with the current shifts happening in digital landscapes such as 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).

PANGOI Launched Its Online Store

The online store already started this month with the theme “Raya Tetap Raya Bersama PANGOI”.

 

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PANGOI, which aims to fulfil women’s desires to own a high quality handmade batik collection and yet affordably prices fashion apparel for women and men. PANGOI products are available at its FIVE outlets in Malaysia.

And now they are proud to announce the launch of its highly anticipated online stores; with something great awaiting for everyone.

Pangoi’s Online Stores will offer the same collections as in-store, giving customers access to a wide range of clothing and accessories for woman and man. There will also be exclusive ‘online-only’ item available all year-round.

#Raya Tetap Raya Bersama Pangoi encourages Malaysians to remain calm and we can still have our Raya celebration this year. Shop online, we will deliver the goods to your doorstep in good hand.

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Customer will now have twenty-four hours access to the best of our fashion and latest Raya collections via their computers, smartphones, and tablets from anywhere in Malaysia. Everything shoppers love about Pangoi fashion will now be accessible with the click of a button in every city across Malaysia’ Says Patrick Goi, Pangoi Founder.

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To mark the arrival of Online Stores, Pangoi will donate rm10 per Raya Batik Collections 2020 set purchased to Tabung Covid-19, to help those affected by the Coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia.

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Online Store:

  1. Shopee Malaysia : https://shopee.com.my/pangoifashion?smtt=0.0.9
  2. Zalora : https://www.zalora.com.my/pangoi/
  3. Lazada : https://www.lazada.com.my/shop/pangoi-fashion/

For more information and latest updates from Pangoi, please visit:

  • pangoi.com
  • follow Pangoi on Facebook
  • @pangoiinternational on IG
  • WhatsApp at +60169014283.

 

Kenny Rogers’s Seoul Sedap Chikin for K-Wave Lovers

Kenny Rogers ROASTERS (KRR) is kicking off new year 2020 with their latest Korean-inspired – Chikin Craze campaign through a variety of Seoul Sedap Chikin that will whet K-food fans’ appetite!

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Taste the authentic flavours of succulent Korean-style fried chicken straight from the streets of Seoul with the popular Sweet Chilli and Soy Garlic flavour options, topped with nutty and crunchy sesame seeds to heighten every patron’s love for K-chicken! Amplify the meal experience with a choice of either fragrant garlic rice or crispy golden wedges. Guests can pick out their Seoul Sedap Chikin preference from a variety of options as follows:

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1) Seoul Sedap Chikin Soup Meal @ RM 27.80 – 2 pieces of Seoul Sedap Chikin (with a choice of sweet chilli, soy garlic OR mixed flavour) + Seoul Sedap Garlic Rice + Kenny’s Mushroom and Chicken Soup + 1 piece of Kenny’s Home-made Muffin

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2) Seoul Sedap Chikin Meal @ RM 21.80 – 2 pieces of Seoul Sedap Chikin (with a choice of sweet chilli, soy garlic OR mixed flavour) + Seoul Sedap Garlic Rice OR Golden Wedges Classic

3) Seoul Sedap Chikin Family Feast @ RM 98.80 – 6 pieces of Seoul Sedap Chikin (with a choice of sweet chilli, soy garlic OR mixed flavour) + 2 a la carte side dishes + 4 pieces of Kenny’s Home-made Muffin + 1 bottle of 1.5 litre Coca-Cola Rasa Asli

4) Seoul Sedap Chikin (3 pieces) @ RM 24.80 with a choice of sweet chilli OR soy garlic flavours

5) Seoul Sedap Chikin (6 pieces) @ RM 46.80 with a choice of sweet chilli, soy garlic OR mixed flavours

6) Seoul Sedap Garlic Rice @ RM 8.50

Match the meal with a glass of Orenji Splash (RM 8.80 with purchase of any Seoul Sedap Chikin– normal price @ RM 10.80), a refreshing drink made with sparkling lemonade and soft candied orange bits!

“As the popular K-wave is continually taking Asia by storm, and more prominently in our home ground in Malaysia, KRR as a brand has kept up with the trend to diversify our food offerings. This is our go at introducing yet another refreshing meal campaign by serving an authentic Korean-style fried chicken meal experience to fellow Malaysians. On top of that, we are rewarding our loyal guests through a very special ‘Seoul in Love Contest’ to stand a chance to win a trip to Seoul, Korea!” said Kennie Thong, Senior Marketing Manager of Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn Bhd.

KRR will be rewarding two lucky pairs of winners with a dream holiday trip to Seoul, Korea in the ‘Seoul in Love Contest’.

To be in the running, guests:

  • simply need to scan the QR code on the Chikin Craze’s displays located in the restaurant or head to KRR’s social media platform and website for the contest link upon purchasing any Seoul Sedap Chikin
  • answer 2 simple questions
  • complete a slogan before submitting their entry through the Google form between 20th January 2020 – 12th April 2020.

Up for grabs is the Grand Prize of a 5D4N trip for (2) two pax to Seoul, with the Second Prize being a 4D3N trip for (2) two pax to Seoul, inclusive of flight, hotel accommodation and Klook credits. Twenty consolation prize winners will stand to win preloaded KRR Card worth RM100 each.

To welcome the new decade, KRR will also unveil a whole new KRR Card design – ‘Blossom’ that displays a refreshing look with ‘Batik-inspired’ motif and colours which brings out Malaysia’s vibrant culture.

In January 2020, guests who activate or reload RM100 in their KRR Card will get to enjoy a complimentary Kenny’s Nasi Lemak Solo. While with an activation of RM50 in the KRR Card, guests will get a Buy 1 Free 1 Quarter Delight Meal e-voucher that includes a Kenny’s Quarter Meal and Kenny’s Mushroom & Chicken Soup.

For more information on Kenny Rogers ROASTERS, kindly contact 03 – 2119 9888. You can also visit http://www.krr.com.my or connect to http://www.facebook.com/krrmalaysia.

* All prices are inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% Service Tax where applicable
* Price varies at KRR Genting Highlands

Al-Ikhsan Sports Collaborate with Skechers and Introduce Exclusive Range

What a good news for Skechers fans!! Well I am one of those happy fans…

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Al-Ikhsan Sports announced this great news on 15 January during the launched of exclusive footwear collection held at The Curve.

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The wide range of exclusive footwear are available below RM199 in Al-Ikhsan Sports stores. Being known for its variety of affordable, yet high quality sports products. The exclusive collections are all priced affordably so that all Malaysians are able to own their pair of Skechers and start to embark on their journey to achieve healthy lifestyles.

During the launched event, Al-Ikhsan Sports and Skechers launched their January collection, which consists of:

  • 2 variations of sports shoes for men
  • 7 variations for women

All are priced at RM199 and below. The overall collection consists of 28 in different styles and colours to cater to every sports lovers’ needs.

“As the number 1 sports retailer in Malaysia, serving over 15mil sports enthusiasts, our core purpose has always been keeping Malaysia fit and active by making sports affordable for all. This initiative of bringing exclusive Skechers collection below RM199 is in line with our core purpose. Al-Ikhsan Sports has always been endeavoured to work with top global brands to bring extremely affordable and high quality products to Malaysia. Thus, we are really glad to launch this Al-Ikhsan Sports x Skechers collection to all sports lovers in the country.” said Vach Pillutla, the Chief Executive Officer of Al-Ikhsan Sports.

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“Skechers, being a brand that emphasizes quality and comfort, is more than elated to be releasing this exclusive collection with Al-Ikhsan Sports. The business partnership was formed in May 2018 with just 20 doors and from there we have increased to 60 doors by the end of 2019. In the past year alone, we have grown alongside Al-Ikhsan Sports over 350% in sales, an achievement that means over 30 thousand pairs of shoes sold. Thus, we aim to expand our collaborated stores to over 100 doors in 2020, a feat to extend this amazing partnership. We hope that our customers enjoy this exclusive collection with Al-Ikhsan Sports and Skechers aims to continue making quality footwear available for all,” said Zann Lee, Vice President of Skechers Southeast Asia.

With this collaboration, sports lovers are now able to get their hands on Skechers sports shoes, which are renowned for its maximum comfort and high-end quality, at affordable prices. These collections are available exclusively at Al-Ikhsan Sports stores across Peninsular Malaysia.

TONY ROMA’S Is Bringing Back the Fortune Feast Menu

Thank you Tony Roma’s for bringing back these miraculous dishes to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2020!

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The Fortune Feast Menu symbolize the importance of unity and gathering. So, put your diets aside for the Year of the Rat is just around the corner, and enjoy the sumptuous dishes from the Fortune Feast Menu that will get your mouth watering.

Chinese New Year celebration is the time of reunion and thanksgiving, and is only complete with the tossing of the “Yee Sang”, which is a symbol of prosperity, abundance, health and all things auspicious.

Tony Roma’s is providing just that with its TWO variations of Ong Lai Salad:

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Ong Lai Salad with Crispy Salmon Skin (RM38.88 nett)

This is not an ordinary “Yee Sang” as it is made up of special ingredients like fresh radish, zucchini, pineapple, carrot, red cabbage, red capsicum, walnut, fried won tan strips, crumbs and crispy Salmon Skin. In every bite, you will get to taste the crunchiness of the fresh salad and that perfectly crisp salmon skin.

IMG202001051253332. Fortune Salad with Grilled Salmon and Crispy Salmon Skin (RM58.88 nett)

This has all the same salad and crunch, the fresh radish, zucchini, pineapple, carrot, red, cabbage and red capsicum, walnut, fried won tan strips and crumbs, but this crunchy goodness has a little twist. To kick it up a notch, it has both Crispy Salmon Skin and Grilled Salmon.

Both Ong Lai Salad are served with flavourful fortune dressing that will leave you wanting for more. So, wait no more and get that chopsticks ready for a prosperity toss at Tony Roma’s. After the tossing, it is time to indulge in some appetizers and main entrees.

The Fortune Feast Menu provides two specially crafted appetizers:

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Fortune Dip (RM28.88 nett)

-Feel the heat as you dip some Crispy Potato Chips and French Toast into the Rich Chipotle Beef and Beans.

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Trio Happiness (RM68.88 nett)

– Why get one when you can order this trio of Chicken Wings with three different flavours – Red Hot Buffalo Wings, Salted Egg Chicken Wings and Flaming Spicy Chicken Wings.

As for the main entrees, they are always serving some distinctive dishes to satisfy the customers.

There are two delectable main entrees from this festive menu:

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Reunion Meal (RM138.88 nett)

– This combines three all-time favourites on one plate that is perfect for sharing. Everyone will get to taste the juicy meat of the Flame Grilled Lamb Ribs, the tanginess of the half BBQ Chicken and the crunchy spicy half Signature Kickin’ Shrimp.
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Short Ribs with Honey Plum Sauce (RM98.99 nett)

– Tender and seasoned Short Ribs with Honey Plum Sauce. Nothing beats that succulent short ribs drenched in that sweet and sour condiment. This meal is also served with Mashed Potatoes, Fire Roasted Vegetables and French Toast.

Finally, it is time to wash down that full and satisfied stomachs with any of these three choices of refreshing drinks:

  1. Cranberry Colada
  2. Golden Angpow
  3. Pineapple Ong Lai

Priced at RM20.88 nett each, the sweetness and sourness of the drinks complement and balance each other, and are just perfect for any occasions.

As the Chinese New Year is not far off, it is time to get your celebration gear on and head over to any Tony Roma’s across Malaysia to feast on the Fortune Feast Menu, which will be available at any time including weekends and public holidays from 2nd January to 1st March 2020.

For more information about Tony Roma’s, visit www.tonyromas.com.my