SHOPEE Wraps Up 12.12 With Over 12 million orders

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director, Shopee, said,

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

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

Shopee Malaysia’s key milestones in 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pet Lovers Centre Keeps Stomach Full for A Charitable Cause

Back after a successful run last year, the 3rd Annual Pet Food Drive organised by Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia will commence from 1st to 16th December 2018.

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All Pet Lovers Centres and The Pet Safaris across the nation will be taking part in the latest pet food drive campaign, allowing Malaysians to help our furry friends stay fed and healthy this holiday.

Based on the theme of ‘Stomachs Full, Dreams Come True!’, this pet food drive aims to lower the day-to-day food costs and fill the bowls of shelter dogs and cats, which in turn helps alleviate the financial burdens faced by animal welfare groups.

“As part of our ongoing efforts to encourage our customers to support animals in need, the Pet Food Drive allows us to reach out to animal welfare groups nationwide. Since 2016, we have collected a total of 2642.71kg of food worth RM56,334 and we hope the positive trend continues this year,” says Bryan Boo, Operations Director of Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia.

To contribute, customers simply pay for their choice of pet food at any Pet Lovers Centre store at a special discounted price. The purchased products will then be delivered to the beneficiaries at the end of the campaign. All pet food raised will be updated on the Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia’s official website, http://www.petloverscentre.com.my.

Which animal welfare group will the Pet Food Drive benefit?

The food collected from this year’s campaign will be allocated equally to four beneficiaries: Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS), PAWS Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Save A Stray Malaysia (SASM) and Second Chance Animal Society (SCAS).

The PAWS animal shelter takes in surrendered animals at its shelter and prepare them for adoption and now looks after over 500 dogs and cats. Pet Lovers Centre has been a long-term partner of PAWS as the pet retail chain does their best to help the animal shelter manage the welfare of strays. Besides the Pet Food Drive, Pet Lovers Centre also collects donation as well as providing an adoption space for PAWS through their Adopt 1st program.

“Once again, our partner Pet Lovers Centre is collecting food donation for our shelter animals. As it is the Christmas season, it’s the perfect time for sharing and it is a blessing to be able to give. We at PAWS, would like to thank everyone for their generosity and wishing them a blessed Christmas.” says Edward Lim, Manager of PAWS.

On the other hand, NANAS, a free-roaming no-kill sanctuary is currently home to over 1,000 rescued animals whereas SASM, a Pulau Ketam-based initiative, works to sterilise and rehome local strays. SCAS is also a no-kill shelter that aims to rehome rescued dogs. The centre currently cares for dogs that were victims of abuse, injury and abandonment.

“The daily wish for our 500 rescue animals is to be able to end the day with a happy and full tummy. Therefore, we would like to thank Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia‘s Pet Food Drive for helping us make their dreams come true,” says Kim, Advisor cum Treasurer of SCAS.

Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia currently has 29 retail stores operating across Klang Valley, Johor Bahru and Penang. It is the leading pet retailer in the country, striving to provide the best solutions for pet owners and enable them to give the best care for their pets. Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia is also an advocate for stray animals and the Adopt 1st Centre at SS2 Central.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gingerbread Baking Session with White Lodge International Prechool

The children had a fun day learning on how to knead dough, cutting out cookies and decorating the gingerbreadman cookies and finally, cannot resist the temptation to taste the cookies..

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What a great experience for these young small kids to enhance their skill and creativity.

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Thank you to White Lodge International Preschool (White Lodge), these kids have some memorable memories.

White Lodge was borne in Singapore in 1999, with three students and two teachers and armed with the ambition to provide better early childhood education and support to parents and children alike.

Since then, it has enrolled over 10,000 students from more than 30 nationalities to successfully grow into becoming one of the very first preschools in Singapore to recognise the value of creative education to preschool-aged children.

Jayne Nadarajoo, Founding Director of White Lodge Education Group Services, said that she was inspired to establish White Lodge after realising that childhood education tends to focus on academic excellence, with little emphasis on long-term intellectual and emotional growth.

Bringing Creative Education to Malaysia
After two decades since inception, White Lodge has seven schools in Singapore and two in Malaysia.

Newly-opened White Lodge Bangsar South and Mont Kiara offer a range of learning facilities for children aged 18 months to six-and-a-half years old. The White Lodge syllabus invites children to explore and learn creatively but at their own pace. Providing flexible two-, three- or five-day programmes, the preschool and childcare provide options for parents to suit their needs.

White Lodge offers a variety of programmes for children aged 18 months to six and a half years in an environment where it includes an orientation towards mastery and students are fundamentally motivated to demonstrate mastery rather than just good grades.

“Early childhood education is undoubtedly one of the most crucial phases children go through as they are taught the many life skills on how to approach the world. Other than learning academic lessons, children at White Lodge are fundamentally equipped with wider skillsets such as awareness, respect, and social interaction – all of which are crucial elements to thrive in a rapidly changing world,” Jayne said.

To help children fulfil their true potential, White Lodge also adopts a uniquely-designed educational programme to foster their growth and development into unique individuals. This is enhanced by a child-centred learning environment that facilitates active learning, involvement and discovery through a hands-on approach that equip them with the confidence, skills and abilities to succeed in school and beyond.

Specially-Adapted Programmes and Theories for Child Development

White Lodge incorporates the creative approach from the United Kingdom National Curriculum and the theories of High Scope, Reggio Emilia and Howard Gardner into the curriculum to ensure personalised learning. This is so that children are empowered to be independent and responsible for their own learning.

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The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Features 4.5 Million Books

You can get 75% – 95% discounts across all genres up for grabs until 17 December 2018!

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The nation’s favourite annual Book Sale is back with more books from all genres, in three languages – English, Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese from best-sellers, young adult novels, romance, sci-fi, crime, thriller, business books, architecture books, art and design books, cookbooks and more. Parents will also find augmented reality (AR) books available.

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In an aim to give back to the society, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is partnering with Astro Kasih Knowledge Zone through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the Red Readerhood Programme where public is encouraged to donate books to underprivileged children.

Astro Kasih Knowledge Zone Celebrities are bringing in celebrities like Lisa Surihani, Dina Nadzir, Daniel Lawak Solo, Lin Ariffin, Calista Leah, Emily Quak, Joe Chan and JieYing Tha who will make their appearances as storytellers as well as coordinating quizzes at the Sale to show their support towards the initiative.

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Customers of the Book Sale can also join the Selfie & Win or Book Haul contest to win yourself RM50 vouchers or the Grand Prize of a 10-book Harry Potter companion book set.

Contest Period:6-16 December 2018
6 – 16 December 2018

‘Make a PAWSitive Difference’ Helps in Changing Pets’s Health and Well Being

The campaign empowers pet owners with the knowledge and innovations to make a positive difference in their pets’ lives.

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Launched at Sunway Nexis, this campaign featured a panel discussion with industry experts; fun games and activities as well as special appearances by key influencers such as Bujibu Chempel, Johan and his cats and The Als Malaysia Cat.

Together with PURINA, these experts and influencers were on hand to showcase the new PURINA innovations and provide advice on cats’ health and interactions.

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“For 85 years and counting, PURINA has been guided by the belief that pets and people are better together. This has inspired us to continuously drive pet nutrition forward and today, we are proud to unveil three new innovations namely PURINA ONE, Fancy Feast, and Felix as part of our PAWsitve Difference campaign. These innovations are made with one thing in mind, your pets’ nutrition, hence it contains all the right and best quality ingredients your pets need to keep them healthy,” said Lam Pui Yuee, Business Executive Officer, PURINA Petcare, Nestlé PURINA Malaysia.

With PURINA ONE, cat owners are able to see a difference in their cats within three weeks. From the first week, owners can see their cats being more energetic and have healthier digestion in the second week. By the third week, their cats would have a shinier coat. It contains high-quality ingredients of which more than 30% is made out of protein where meat is the first ingredient.

Understanding that cats love to have a variety of flavourful food and textures, Fancy Feast Dry Gourmet Food is now available in a larger pack size for added convenience. Together with its Wet Food range, Fancy Feast Dry Gourmet Food completes the total culinary food experience that cats love. This is indeed true as Fancy Feast is endorsed by Malaysia’s own celebrity cat Bujibu Chempel.

The new Felix single serve wet food, is made with a Japanese recipe that contains meaty grilled chunks in succulent golden jelly with irresistible smell. It is available in six different varieties ranging from Adult Tuna, Salmon, Chicken, Mackerel and Sardine, and Kitten Tuna.

Furthermore, all of PURINA’s cat range products is certified with ‘SUCI BERSIH’ which certifies that the product’s ingredients comply with the Shariah Law. The logo that appears on the packaging is awarded by the Islamic Food Research Centre (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., which is a member of the World Halal Council.

To help pet owners understand their pets’ nutrition health better, PURINA invited Dr Hasliza Abu Hassim who is a senior lecturer attached to the Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, to share her knowledge on pet nutrition. During her panel discussion session Dr Hasliza explained the type of foods cat can and should consume. She also stressed on the importance of understanding the nutritional needs of cats and the benefits of feeding cat formulated food over human food (table scraps).

“As we often find ourselves bombarded with information both online and offline these days, it is almost impossible for us to know what is the right information that we should follow. Hence, we are pleased to have Dr Hasliza and Johan here with us to share their advice and experience with pet owners and help them understand their pets’ needs better to make a PAWSitive difference in their pets,” said Pui Yuee.

PAWS Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was present at the event to drive public awareness around animal adoption, educating the public on the challenges of running an animal shelter, and how each person can do their part. This was done via activities at their booth and through a sharing session by the PAWS shelter manager, Edward Lim.

To commemorate this, PURINA will be providing pet food to PAWS for over 100 pets over 100 days, with hopes of nourishing these pets with the right amount of nutrition and keep them healthy.

PURINA also donated 12% of total sales of products from 1st to 12th December 2018 on its Shopee page to PAWS. This is part of PURINA’s commitment for ‘Make a PAWSitive difference’ campaign.

‘Merry Gifting Christmas’ Comes Alive at Avenue K

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To participate:

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

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

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

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

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

Snap and spread the holiday joy at Avenue K!

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

This is how you can win the cash voucher:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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