DELL Technologies Unified Workspace Revolutionises New Way People Work

This new platform integrates software, services and hardware together to make the future of work a reality.

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As the future-of-work concept becomes a reality for organisations worldwide, employees demand the flexibility to work, collaborate and innovate anytime, anywhere and in any way they want.

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Businesses must provide this type of environment to attract new talent and keep their current employees engaged, productive and secure with devices personalised for their needs. Yet IT departments are often unable to focus on transformative initiatives for employee experience as they spend the majority of their time mired in run-the-business tasks like PC deployment, help desk requests, and monitoring and troubleshooting.

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Dell Technologies introduces Unified Workspace to help IT transform the end-user experience.

This visionary approach to end-user computing will give workers a frustration-free, ready-to-work experience, while enabling IT with automated, open and intelligent solutions for unified management. Dell Technologies Unified Workspace will revolutionise the way IT admins assist and enable their end users with device selection, deployment, security, management and support through flexible, scalable services and solutions that integrate with any customer environment, regardless of OS, device and cloud environment.

“IT departments today still struggle with basic tasks like PC deployment, help desk requests, and monitoring and troubleshooting, and are often unable to focus on transformative initiatives for employee experience. What they need is a solution that gives employees a frustration-free, ready-to-work experience, while enabling IT with automated, open and intelligent solutions for unified management. Dell Technologies Unified Workspace platform does just that – enabling IT admins to assist and enable their end-users with device selection, deployment, security, management and support in any customer environment, regardless of OS, device and cloud preference.”explained KT Ong, Country Manager – Malaysia, Dell Technologies.

Enabling IT to empower workers

Dell Technologies Unified Workspace helps make customers’ workforce transformation a reality by allowing IT to streamline time-consuming, complex, yet critical tasks with capabilities that provide visibility, insights and automation. The integrated platform allows customers to begin wherever they need the most help – whether it’s in the selection process or deployment or even security or management – and then move to the next priority until they have the full Unified Workspace experience to enable IT and empower workers.

Modernising PC deployment and management from the cloud

Traditional PC lifecycle management (PCLM) is high-touch, expensive and does not scale to increasingly mobile and remote workers. With VMware Workspace ONE as the backbone of Dell Technologies Unified Workspace, customers can utilise unified endpoint management technology to modernise how they deploy, manage and secure their Dell devices.

Once a device is deployed, unified endpoint management capabilities from Workspace ONE make it possible for customers to move beyond traditional PCLM with cloud policy management, streamlined application delivery, automated patching and improved device health monitoring and diagnostics. Workspace ONE delivers a unified, digital workspace experience as employees can seamlessly access any native, SaaS or internal application with single sign on from any device.

Through our integration with Microsoft, customers will benefit from Microsoft 365, Workspace ONE, and Dell Provisioning and Deployment Services seamlessly enabling world-class, modern IT deployment and end-user productivity.

Transforming selection and deployment with insightful data

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Game Is On with District Race by AIA Vitality

Get your game on with the WORLD’S greatest URBAN EXPLORATION RACE!!

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District Race made its Malaysian debut in Kuala Lumpur.

First launched in Singapore in 2018, District is a ground-breaking technology platform that encourages people to lead active, healthy lifestyles by providing an engaging and fun urban exploration experience through the District Race app.

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Ben Pember, Chief Executive Officer of District Technologies said:

“Having conducted successful District Races in Hong Kong and Singapore, we are excited to finally introduce District Race to Malaysia. By offering Malaysians a brand new urban exploration experience, we hope to enable active living and allow everyone to develop a greater appreciation of their cities. District Race is designed for anyone and everyone, and we believe that District Race is a great starting point to motivate people to get out and rediscover what their cities have to offer.”

Heng Zee Wang, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Malaysia echoes his sentiments:

“Maintaining a regular workout regime and an active lifestyle can be quite challenging for the current generation. Our work and family commitments plus long commutes often are barriers to us being able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is why AIA is excited to bring District Race to Malaysia for the first time ever – as a platform that enables Malaysians to explore their cities in a whole new way with their families and friends. We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to empower Malaysians to lead healthier, longer and better lives, and District promises a ground-breaking experience for everyone.”

The World’s Greatest Exploration App

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District Race app is an experiential technology platform that is redefining running and urban exploration through gamification. By combining cutting-edge augmented reality and location-based technology, the District Race app brings cities to life in an immersive urban exploration race.

Explorers can use the District Race app to navigate their way through the city, collecting as many points as possible by clearing virtual checkpoints and challenges. With no set route and set distance, explorers can create their own strategy and choose how they explore their cities.

From young urbanites looking to rediscover the city to elite runners who want to conquer a brand-new challenge or even families looking for a fun, healthy and educational experience together, District Race is designed to be an unforgettable experience for all.

Pre-event engagement to hype up the main race

The main race day will be held on 3rd November 2019 in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur with ticket prices ranging from RM60 to RM130, including Early Bird and Regular ticket prices. Before the finale in Kuala Lumpur, the race will go live in stages across Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Melaka and Johor Bahru. Virtual checkpoints called ‘grids’ will be set up across these locations, allowing everyone to explore for free and have an amazing opportunity to experience the District Race before the finale. These grids will go live between 21 June and 20 October and give explorers the chance to win exciting prizes as they go out, explore and rediscover their cities.

A series of community events known as #ExploreEvents will also be held at these four cities, and will feature themed virtual districts. Each district offers different challenges that highlight landmarks, as well as the culture and heritage of each city.

Start exploring with the District Race app and be rewarded

District Race will be launching the Ultimate Explorer Challenge in Malaysia to encourage people to get out, explore, and level up their fitness. The person who scores the most points by completing District grids in Malaysia from 17th June to 2nd November 2019 will be rewarded with a round the world trip for them to try out our District Grids in more than 15 cities around the world. This aligns with the mission of enabling everyone to go further, do more, and explore. The winner of this challenge will be announced at the main race day on 3rd November.

In addition, Explorers who download the app and complete at least five grids between 17th June and 31st July will also receive a free ticket to District Race Kuala Lumpur on 3rd November.

The world’s greatest urban exploration race

Explorers can opt to join either of the two categories – Discovery and Open – on the main race day, as individuals or in teams of four. Both categories vary in terms of difficulty and the number of checkpoints.

The Open category is a classic category which has been created for those wanting to explore new places around their city and compete in new challenges – it comes with over 100 checkpoints and challenges to complete in two hours.

The Discovery category on the other hand, is a family-friendly grid that is recommended for beginners. This grid introduces Explorers to District Race with a smaller grid and a shorter one-hour mission, with over 50 checkpoints and challenges located around the Base location.

Each category includes three types of challenges that have to be completed, namely the Scan Challenge, Discovery Challenge, and Time Trial Challenge. Each challenge will test the explorers’ skills such as speed, knowledge of the city, dexterity and problem-solving. To complete these challenges, explorers will have to strategise and plan their own routes, choosing the checkpoints that will maximise their points.

Explorers can track their progress on the live leaderboards hosted on the District Race app, creating a sense of friendly competition and a desire to push for that last checkpoint.

Tickets for District Race Kuala Lumpur are now available for sale on:

www.exploredistrict.com/en/events/kuala-lumpur

The District Race app is now available for download via the App Store and Google Play.

Visit District Race Malaysia’s website for more information and follow District Race Malaysia and AIA Vitality on social media for the latest updates.

 

Event Date: 3 November 2019 (Sunday)

Event Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

Event Time: From 6:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Programme:

0600 – Gates Open
0645 – Elite Wave
0700 – Open Waves begin
1200 – Prize Presentation
1400 – Discovery Waves begin
1600 – Event Ends

Run Distance With no set route and no set distance, explorers can strategise and plan their own routes, choosing which checkpoints and challenges to clear that will maximise their point.

How to Register Online Registration via Credit / Debit Card / PayPal on
http://www.exploredistrict.com/en/events/kuala-lumpur

Registration Deadline 1 November 2019
*Registration ends when all entries are filled

Race Pack Items All District Race Kits include the following items:
● District Race KL Tee
● AR-Enabled District Race KL Sticker
● District Race Bag
● AR-Enabled Finisher Medal (collect at finish line)

DISTRICT RACE BY AIA VITALITY 101

The Grid
The Grid will feature different areas in Kuala Lumpur, with each offering a unique race experience. The Grid with virtual checkpoints will be released closer to the main race day so explorers can strategise and plan their route.

Checkpoints and Challenges
Explorers can devise their own strategy and route and collect as many points as possible from Checkpoints & Challenges within the Grid within the time limit. Points are awarded when explorers successfully navigate to a checkpoint or challenge. Receive additional points when a challenge is completed.

There are 3 types of challenges – Scan Challenge, Discovery Challenge, and Time Trial Challenge, each requiring a combination of 4 different skill sets – city knowledge, speed & endurance, dexterity, and problem-solving.

The Points
Checkpoint scores range from 100 to 400, while challenge scores begin at 500 points.

All explorers will need to collect as many points as possible within the time limit. Track rankings on our live leader board – collect as many points as possible and return to the District Base within the time limit to win. Late return to the District Base will result in a points-deduction penalty.

The Categories
OPEN – It is the classic category with over 100 checkpoints and challenges. It is created for those wanting to explore new places around their city and compete in new challenges. Explorers can join individually or as a team of 4 and complete the race in 2 hours.

DISCOVERY -It is a family friendly grid that’s recommended for beginners. This grid introduces Explorers to District Race with a smaller grid and a shorter 1-hour mission. There are over 50 checkpoints and challenges around the Base location. Explorers can join individually or as a team of 4.

District Base
The District Base is the heart of the District Race. Located at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, District racers can experience awesome tech-focused activities, augmented reality and virtual reality games, great food, drinks and pumping music before and after the race.

The Highly Popular Mi 9 Family: Mi 9T Is Now in Malaysia

This highly popular flagship Mi 9 Family  is available at starting price of RM 1199, Mi 9T features the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730 Mobile Platform, AI 48MP triple camera, and a mesmerizing flame-inspired glass back

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Mi 9T will be available from 25th June 2019. The device sports the latest Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730 Mobile Platform, a 6.39-inch Full Screen Display, a 20MP pop-up front camera and a rear 48MP triple camera setup.

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“We can say with confidence that Mi 9T has set a new benchmark for smartphones in its price range. Mi 9T addition to the Mi 9 series brings key features such as a massive 4000mAh battery, true full screen display and the best-in-class Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730 mobile platform. We are demonstrating our philosophy of bringing innovation to every Malaysian consumer at honest prices.” said Allen An, Xiaomi Country Manager of Malaysia and Singapore.

He continues,

“We are also proud to announce that Malaysia is the very first market in Southeast Asia to introduce the Mi 9T. We are always thankful for the great support we have been getting from Malaysian Mi fans and customers. As a token of our appreciation, we want them to experience the Mi 9T first.”

Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730 with an increasing CPU and GPU performance

Mi 9T features the best-in-class Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730 mobile platform, offering an increase of 35 percent for CPU performance, and of 10 percent for GPU, as well as twice the AI performance, compared to its predecessor SnapdragonTM 710– all enabled an octa-core KryoTM 470 chip processor based on the 8nm process for extreme power efficiency, along with the 4th generation AI smart engine for delivering powerful AI performance.

The smartphone comes with the new Game Turbo 2.0 for an ultimate gaming experience by optimizing touch response, display, sound quality, network and in-game calls. Touch response rate goes up to 180Hz, while click and touch response times are reduced to about 70 milliseconds, the new Mi 9 family member is able to offer an esports-level gaming experience.

AMOLED Full Screen Display and unique curved glass back with flame design

Featuring a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen without a notch, the display of Mi 9T supports Reading and Sunlight mode 2.0, low-brightness color grayscale optimization, and 256-scale eye protection technology, delivering an incredible immersive viewing experience. It has also received low-blue-light eye protection certification by Germany’s VDE Testing and Certification Institute. By adopting an elegant pop-up selfie solution, Mi 9T is able to achieve a true full screen display.

Mi 9T applies a nano-holographic technology to produce a unique flame design on its four-sided curved glass back. The combination of 3D-glass and extremely narrow frame gives the phone an incredibly comfortable hand-feel.

The device is equipped with the 7th-generation in-screen fingerprint technology. The dual optimization of hardware and software significantly improves the fingerprint recognition rate and speed.

48MP triple camera and 20MP pop-up front camera

Offering an AI triple camera setup, Mi 9T features a main 48MP camera with a 1/2″ Sony flagship IMX 582 sensor that can produce ultra-high resolution photos. For night portraits, the camera sensor supports merging four pixels to form large 1.6μm pixels to capture more details in low-light conditions.

In addition to the 48MP main camera, the Mi 9T also features a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens with a 124.8 degree field of view, and an 8MP telephoto lens. The options offered by the combination of these three lenses can cover most settings, delivering an SLR-like photography experience.

Mi 9T sports a 20MP pop-up front-facing camera with a sapphire glass cover. When the front camera is raised, it will display lighting effects and is accompanied by one of six sound effects. The light ring on top acts as a notification light for incoming messages and charging status.
Group selfies taken with the panorama feature, which allows panning the 20MP selfie camera, will let you include all your friends in a single shot.

4000mAh large battery, NFC and Hi-Res Audio certification

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AIRBNB Adventures Spotlight: Around the World in 80 Days

To celebrate the launch of Airbnb Adventures, Airbnb is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to channel Phileas Fogg and travel Around the World in 80 Days.

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To mark the launch of Airbnb Adventures, a limited number of guests will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go Around the World in 80 days.

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Inspired by the Jules Verne classic written almost 150 years ago, this Adventure will take guests across:

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  • six continents
  • 18 countries
  • two oceans
  • five seas
  • eight modes of transportation including, of course, a hot air balloon.

 

Mirroring the protagonist Phileas Fogg’s original departure in 1873, guests will embark on their epic journey from London. Departing on September 1, 2019, this incredible Adventure looks to satisfy every inch of wanderlust: from glaciers to volcanoes, mountains to desert, houseboats to yurts, mountains to whitewaters, like all Airbnb Adventures, this has crafted to introduce guests to natural wonders, cultures and communities that are hard to reach on their own.

Guests will travel across the world across eight modes of transportation including planes, trains, boats and a hot air balloon. Along the way, guests will meet all kinds of communities and characters that bring each destination to life. Among them are the mystical Elephant Singers in Nairobi, Dracula experts in Transylvania and a community of bamboo craftsmen in China.

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Across 18 countries, this trip is filled with bucket-list worthy exploration including sailing the Nile, hunting for Northern Lights, visiting Petra in Jordan, the Galapagos and the stunning mountains of Flinders Ranges in Australia, among many others. Other highlights include exploring medicine and myth in Bhutan, going on a Samurai pilgrimage near Osaka, Japan and by contrast, seeing the city lights of New York and Hong Kong.

“Growing up with the story of Phileas Fogg racing around the world in 80 days I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the launch of Airbnb Adventures than to bring this to life for our community to enjoy. Across so many different countries, landscapes and cultures, it really sets the tone for the huge breadth of Adventures now available to book on Airbnb thanks to the incredible imagination of our community.” – Joe “Joebot” Zadeh, VP Experiences, Airbnb.

Airbnb Adventures is a new collection of epic, multi-day experiences hosted by local experts that take intimate groups to epic, off-the-beaten-path locations and immerses them in unique cultures and communities. You can now enjoy a six day Galapagos Slow Food Safari, experience the wonders of Oman or camp on a cliff in Colorado – all you have to do is show up.

These 200+ Adventures are either entirely exclusive to Airbnb, or provided by small, local operators that are not typically found on any other major booking platform.

Around The World in 80 Days will be bookable as an Airbnb Adventure from Thursday, June 20 at $5,000 per person for 80 days.

Like all Airbnb Adventures, the host provides all lodging, meals and activities, departing from London on September 1 2019. Transfers between each destination and visas included.

Appendix of Countries visited:

  • UK
  • Romania (Transylvania)
  • Uzbekistan (Silk Road)
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Thailand
  • China
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Japan
  • USA
  • Ecuador
  • Chile
  • Iceland

About Airbnb
Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong through healthy travel that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive and sustainable. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions and talents to become hospitality entrepreneurs. Airbnb’s accommodation marketplace provides access to 5+ million unique places to stay in more than 81,000 cities and 191 countries.

With Experiences, Airbnb offers unprecedented access to local communities and interests through 15,000 unique, handcrafted activities run by hosts across 1,000+ markets around the world. Airbnb’s people-to-people platform benefits all its stakeholders, including hosts, guests, employees and the communities in which it operates.

 

Suria KLCC Celebrating International Borneo Fest 2019

Borneo, a land rich with arts and cultural diversity, contributed by more than 50 ethnics and sub-ethnics groups on the 743,330 square km island.

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While not everyone has the opportunity to visit Borneo and experience the arts and culture, therefore Suria KLCC in collaboration with the Association of Sabah & Sarawak Heritage of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor brings the Borneo to you.

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This is the 3rd year Suria KLCC collaborating with the association through the International Borneo Fest 2019.

“We are honoured to be part of this event that promotes harmony in the diversity of ethnicity, tradition, arts and culture in Borneo, specifically Sabah and Sarawak, Some of us may not have the opportunity to visit Sabah and Sarawak hence the International Borneo Fest 2019 are here to give them the chance to explore the two states,” said Suria KLCC Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Brien.

Th e International Borneo Fest was officiated by Federal Territory Minister, Yang Berhormat Tuan Haji Khalid Abdul Samad. Also present was Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd Chairman, Datuk Hashim Wahir, Dr Lawrence John- Chairman and Advisor of the Association of Sabah & Sarawak Heritage of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, Suria KLCC Chief Operating Officer, Francis Tan and Suria KLCC General Manager, Ben Chong.

The main highlights of the International Borneo Fest 2019 are Borneo Designers Award and Miss & Mister Ambassador 2019. This year, 12 Sabah and Sarawak-based designers  showcased their exclusive collections and they are:

  1. Hardi Roman
  2. Marcel Gatisi
  3. Amythen Chiew Phin
  4. Recheal Binti Paul
  5. Joanna Jane
  6. Dexter Dylen Dunstan
  7. Ahmad Fikri Gompul
  8. Lo Teck Hua
  9. Melanie Dewok/Bidayuh
  10. Dorothy Anak James
  11. Deasy Divinne Juanis
  12. Ahzwansyah Ahmad

Meanwhile, Dr Lawrence said the International Borneo Fest is a good platform for these young designers to showcase their collections. The best THREE designers will be given the opportunity to feature their collections at the final leg of the International Borneo Fest to be held in London by end of this year.

“I hope the experience in London will help build their confidence to further venture into the international market. The association goals is not limited to promote Borneo arts and culture, but also to develop talent that will brought up not only Borneo but our country name,” said Dr Lawrence.

Apart from designer’s award and beauty pageant, shoppers and visitors participated in “Sago worm” eating challenge and this is the first time its being organised. “Sago worm” or “Butod” among the locals is considered a delicacy and a major source of income for many households in the rural communities. The high-protein, high-fat grub can be dried, smoked, grilled or stir-fried. For the real connoisseur, you can try to eat it while it is still alive. The taste of the live ones is described as creamy like soft melted toffee without any of the foulness that one might associate with eating larva.

Other activities includes basket weaving demo from Penan tribe. Learned the art of weaving basket using pine straw, willow, pandan leaves, pandanus odoratisssimus and rattan from scratch.

Shoppers and visitor also tasted the authentic Sabah and Sarawak food and drinks such as layered cakes, black pepper cookies, traditional herbs, laksa Sarawak paste, rice wine and Sabah’s fragrant organic rice ” Beras Wangi Keladi”-planted ony at Kampung Tambutuon in Kota Belud. There are also bags and accessories made from beads, gem stones and wood.

 

Know These 5 Stops to the Great South West Edge, Western Australia

Experience the best of what mother nature has to offer on a trip fit for any nature lover

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For many of us, driving is a way to relax and unwind after a long work week. With the right music playlist and an open road, nothing beats a road trip surrounded by nature with your family and friends. Western Australia offers a host of routes for a self-drive trip across its five main regions that is bound to be relaxing for a road trip for families, friends or couples.

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With Perth only being a five-hour flight away from Malaysia, your adventure begins the moment you get past the arrival hall at the airport. With so many affordable car rental services available at Perth airport, you’ll be on your way to an epic road trip in no time!

Why is a trip down to the Great South West Edge bound to be one epic road trip?

Well, simply because it is an 11-day drive that offers multiple scenic stops that begins and ends in Perth, with a plethora of beautiful sights of nature that will be sure to help rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.

Check out a few of the top sights you must see on your epic road trip to the Great South West Edge.

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1. Get up close and personal with friendly dolphins at Bunbury
Seeing a dolphin up close is a pretty rare occurrence for anyone living in Malaysia. Well, if you’re headed to Bunbury along your road trip, you are in luck. Bunbury, a city famed for its wild but friendly bottlenose dolphins, is located just a two-hour drive away from Perth and is the perfect spot where you can swim alongside these playful mammals, among other fun activities suitable for the whole family.

To meet with these friendly locals, head to the Dolphin Discovery Centre, where you can learn all about dolphins and other local marine life. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, then try heading to the shores of Koombana Bay, which has a dedicated interpretive centre and interaction zone that lets visitors get up close with the bottlenose dolphins that frequent its calm waters. Alternatively, if you want to swim with the dolphins, join a tour for a viewing and swimming activities for a completely out-of-this-world experience!

2. Indulge in the best of what Margaret River has to offer

Located a little over an hour away from Bunbury is Margaret River that has evolved from a chilled-out surfer’s town to a popular spot that lets visitors enjoy the region’s spectacular sights and flavours. Blessed with mild weather and abundant sunshine, there is something for everyone to enjoy during your stop here.

For wine aficionados, you’ll be happy to know that Margaret River is the producer of over 15 per cent of Australia’s premium wine and offers a whole array of wine-tasting experiences. With over 100 wineries, boutique breweries and produce such as exquisite cheeses, we can guarantee that you’ll be spoilt for choice.

If you’re looking for an adventure, it will be hard to miss the 40 top spots along the coast of Margaret River to catch the best big-wave surfing opportunity. These spots offer waves suitable for all levels, from powerful reef breaks to fun beach surfs. For an activity the whole family can enjoy, take a relaxing stroll along the sandy beaches and take in the remarkable view of the sunset.

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After a stop at the beach, take a scenic 30-minute drive inland and surround yourself with the world’s tallest hardwood trees at Boranup Karri Forest. It is also the perfect spot for a romantic picnic under the canopy of majestic 60-metre timber giants. You can also explore one of the many captivating caves in the forest with a guided tour to Jewel Cave where you’ll find the world’s longest straw stalactite.

The fun doesn’t stop there!!

Margaret River also offers rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, canoeing and whale watching tours. You might even want to try your hand at fishing at one the many designated fishing spots as well. Now that’s what we call an adventure!

3. Go on a Tree top walk at Walpole

Walpole is a charming town located just three hours away from Margaret River and is a must-see stop for nature lovers. It is an adventure waiting to happen with its expansive national parks, state forests, wide sandy beaches, pretty picnic spots and tranquil rivers that offer more than a day’s worth of exciting activities. From bushwalking to white water rafting to four-wheel driving on the beach, there’s something for nature lovers of all ages.

The real beauty of Walpole lies when you take a gentle 600 metre stroll through the canopy of 400-year-old tingle tress on The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park. During the walk, take in the spectacular views of the tallest timber trees on Earth while having a relaxing lunch under the trees.

4. Take a refreshing dip in Greens Pool

Described as mother nature’s most inviting swimming pools, Greens Bay is located in William Bay National Park and is just under an hour’s drive away from Walpole. Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a perfect view of clear emerald waters and pure white sand, perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

Once you’re out of the water, take a short stroll on foot to Elephant Rocks, where you can find natural elephant-like sculptures bathing in the clear waters. Take a peaceful walk along the stunning coastline to admire the breath-taking views of Madfish Bay, Waterfall Beach and if you are travelling during the spring, an abundance of beautiful wildflowers.

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5. Enjoy Nature’s Best at Porongurup National Park

Porongurup National Park is a haven for Australia’s most unique flora and fauna, including more than 100 species of birds and 750 varieties of plants. The park is located just over an hour away from Greens Pool and is home to the amazing Castle Rock Granite Skywalk – a walkway situated at the heart of Porongurup National Park that offer visitors affording breath taking views of the park below.

With over 1,100 million years in the making, it features a unique granite range of 12 peaks. For the more adventurous, there is also the option of scaling the last few metres via a short rock climb to reach the summit.

The park is also one of the best spots in the South West region to see wildflowers. Make sure to visit during spring or early summer to enjoy the colourful displays of Bluebells, Wattles, Hoveas, Banksia, Dryandras, Hakeas, Hrevilleas and Orchids.

With these top nature spots on your relaxing road trip, we’re sure you will be recharged and ready to come home rejuvenated and ready to face another day at work in the big city!

For a full itinerary of the Great South West Edge self-drive trip, head over to Tourism Western Australia’s website at https://www.westernaustralia.com.

About Tourism Western Australia

Tourism Western Australia is the State Government agency responsible for promoting Western Australia as an extraordinary holiday and event destination. This includes marketing the State; developing, attracting and promoting major sporting, arts, cultural and business events; and supporting major projects that will draw visitors to particular destinations.

I AM ENERGY Campaign Energises Awareness Among Red Bull Drinkers

Red Bull Malaysia advocates the importance of energy level awareness

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Since the launch of Red Bull Malaysia’s ‘I AM ENERGY’ campaign in March, the brand is kicking things up a notch for this year’s festivities by initiating a Labour Awareness Month.

It aims to honour all Malaysians who have dedicated their lives to the nation’s progress. The campaign also serves as a reminder to everyone to boost, focus and sustain their energy levels throughout the day to stay productive.

In Malaysia, the workforce comprising of physically-demanding jobs forms the backbone that has significantly contributed to the country’s development. A report by the Ministry of Human Resources in 2017 identified that craft and trade workers, as well as technicians and associate professionals make up a total of 21 per cent of the entire workforce . These individuals have built the country’s infrastructure, from iconic landmarks such as the KL Tower and KLCC to high-tech offices and every Malaysian’s home.

Edmund Lee, Head of Commercial, Red Bull Malaysia said:

“As the number one energy drink brand in Malaysia and globally, we would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Malaysia’s workforce. Their fruits of labour stand in our city centres as testaments of their hard work, sacrifice and impact to the nation. And what better way to honour our unsung heroes than by having a Labour Awareness Month?

“In addition to remembering the commitment of this nation’s most driven workers, we also want to create a conscious understanding of how we expend energy on a daily basis, regardless of the nature of our work. We aim for Red Bull’s campaign to serve as a reminder for Malaysians of different creeds, occupations and backgrounds on the importance of energy, so they know what happens behind the scenes when they boost, focus, and sustain their bodies for optimised performance.

“Through ‘I AM ENERGY’, we want to remind Malaysians to stay energised through their daily activities, even if they are professionals who primarily work in an office. In fact, 34.4 per cent of our workforce consists of professionals and they too, need energy to get through the day and perform at their best. Ultimately, we would like to educate Malaysians on the significance of maintaining their energy levels during all occasions,” he concluded.

Red Bull Malaysia also actively partners all year-round with numerous organisations for on-ground events nationwide for Malaysians to experience Red Bull products; at the same time educating Malaysians on the importance of how the ingredients boost, focus and sustain.

As a nod to the contributions of the entire workforce in Malaysia, a custom-made music video made its debut during this campaign. The music video features Malaysians in various professions singing the song Kau Ilhamku by Man Bai.

The video can be seen on Red Bull Malaysia’s social media platforms, Facebook and YouTube.

For more information on Red Bull’s ‘I AM ENERGY’ campaign, visit:

  • redbull.com.my
  • to view the music video, please visit facebook.com/RedBullMalaysia/ or youtube.com/RedBullMalaysia