BRAHIM’S Announces Its Opening Online Store at Lazada and Shopee

Now, it is much easier for everyone especially  travellers to get Brahim’s food..just order it ONLINE at Lazada and Shopee!!

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The announcement came in conjunction with the company’s 31st ANNIVERSARY!

More than 50 products ranging from Meal-Ready-To-Eat such as rice, porridge and dishes to Ready-To-Cook Sauces and Pastes are listed in the stores.

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Among them are NINE new products that are not available in the market as it is specifically made for online stores.

  1. Chicken Rice Porridge
  2. Savoury Rice Porridge
  3. Sambal Sotong
  4. Sambal Daging
  5. Sambal Telor Puyuh
  6. Daging Masak Hitam
  7. Rendang Tok
  8. Bubur Pulut Hitam
  9. White Rice

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In conjunction with the launch, Brahim’s Online Store is offering up to 30% discount on all their products at both Lazada and Shopee from 16 July until 23 July 2019.

Nur Fatin Dato’ Seri Ibrahim, Group Managing Director of Dewina Holdings Sdn Bhd. commented that:

“Brahim’s is excited to open its online store at Lazada and Shopee, a premier online marketplaces in Malaysia. We look forward to becoming a member of the local online community and building our reputation for excellence service and products among Malaysia consumers as well as the neighboring countries in the region. Brahim’s is committed to creating perfect meals that meet the needs of Malaysian’s. With this online store, we are offering convenience at just a click of a button on smartphones. Pick. Choose. Pay. The rest of the delivery process is our job to ensure customers’ satisfaction!”

Fazil Othman, Marketing and Sales Manager of Dewina Trading Sdn Bhd. said that:

“Lazada and Shopee have been among the top online portal popular among local consumers. Our company started joining the online platform in March this year and to date, the response has been overwhelming with about 35,000 meal packs dispatched during the 4 months period. Averaging 300 to 500 meal packs every day. We cannot lack in this online sales momentum and thanks to the acceptance and support from customers on our promotions and offers especially during the Ramadhan and Raya season and more so with the free shipping offered.

In today’s launch, we are introducing 9 new products from Chicken Rice Porridge, Savoury Rice Porridge, Sambal Sotong, Sambal Daging, Sambal Telor Puyuh, Daging Masak Hitam, Rendang Tok, Bubur Pulut Hitam and White Rice.

We hope to gain more traction on our online store with this launch and with the up to 30% discount offer on all our products available both at Lazada and Shopee. Our online team will constantly update new promotions and offers and ensure efficient customer services in keeping with the online service standard.”

In view of high demand for online purchases, Brahim’s will regularly promote its online activities on its social media platform and website. The brand offers high quality, ease, and convenience at affordable prices. Its main focus is on promoting new and tasty meals suitable for all occasions, from home, travel to outdoor.

More information about the products that ill be offered by Brahim’s Online Store can be found at: brahimsfoodisforsharing.com

 

 

 

AmBank and UnionPay Launches Its First Travel Credit Card

With the launched of the Ambank UnionPay Platinum Credit Card, making AmBank, the FIRST local bank to collaborates with a global payment network. The Ambank UnionPay Platinum Credit Card looks to tap into the fast-growing segment of Malaysia travellers.

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Since 2013 Ambank has partnered with UnionPay to provide a payment platform for its customers in Malaysia as one of its top acquiring banks in the market. In April 2019, AmBank was among the six companies from six Belt and Road Initiative countries invited by UnionPay in their bid to build an interconnected payment network within the region and support personnel exchanges.

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“We are pleased to have UnionPay on board as we launch our first travel credit card in partnership with them. Through this collaboration, we are able to leverage on UnionPay’s strong global presence, access to UnionPay exclusive deals and The U Collection, a global privilege programme that brings together hotels, shopping and specially-curated dining offers for its premium cardholders.” said Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group.

Mr Wenhui Yang, General Manager, UnionPay International Southeast Asia said:

“We are delighted to partner AmBank, a leading Malaysian bank for our first credit card issuance with a local bank. This collaboration marks another step forward in our expansion plan in Malaysia, and our commitment to providing products and services which are relevant to locals, including the increasingly well-travelled Malaysians by resonating with their lifestyle needs. Cardholders will appreciate the convenient, fast and secure UnionPay transactions, together with great rewards, travel, dining and lifestyle privileges in popular international travel destinations like Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and domestically in Malaysia.”

“We are very excited to partner with UnionPay as they have set up a strong issuing business support for their partners, especially here in Malaysia for us. There is a fresh branding campaign focusing on worldwide travel and dining privileges such as the Michelin Star restaurants. The look and feel is young and modern.” said Jade Lee, Managing Director, Retail Banking, AmBAnk (M) Berhad.

“In addition, we are working together to have an all year long Four Seasons campaign whereby in every quarter we ill be sending an AmBank UnionPay cardholder to popular overseas destinations according to the season. Our UnionPay card will excite our customers who travel, entertain and enjoy dining, here in Malaysia, internationally and especially China.”added Jade.

The Four Seasons campaign will see opportunities for cardholders to win exclusive overseas travel packages for each season starting from Spring, when they spend using the card from 1 October to 31 December 2019. This will then be followed by Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Amongst the privileges and deals being offered through AmBank UnionPay Platinum Credit Card/ Credit Cardholders are:

  • 5x AmBonus Points for every RM1 overseas retail usage
  • 2x complimentary access to Plaza Premium Lounge, subject to terms and conditions
  • Complimentary access to UnionPay lounge Pavilion KL, the first card scheme lounge located in a shopping mall with a dedicated Customer Service Personnel, complimentary coffee and tea, mobile charging points and free WiFi
  • Preferential rate for access to more than 1,400 DragonPass airport lounges in more than 150 countries worldwide. DragonPass is the world’s first all-in-one digital airport platform that offers discounted airport lounges, enjoy restaurant discounts privileges, airport Limousine services and personal  meet & greet concierge service all within a single platform
  • Discounted rental rate for pocket Wi-Fi
  • Discounts up to 10% OFF at 100 international airports’ duty-free stores
  • Golf privileges at selected golf courses worldwide

In addition to that, AmBank will be offering additional privileges and deals to its cardholders such as:

  • GSC movie tickets for the first 100 cardholders who apply for the AmBank UnionPay Platinum Credit Card
  • Upon card approval, new AmBank UnionPay Platinum Credit Card cardholders are entitled for RM50 cashback for any amount of retail usage
  • within 90 days from card approval, new AmBank UnionPay Platinum Credit Card cardholders will be entitled up to 65,000 AmBonus Points for an accumulated amount of RM2,000 retail usage
  • Over 240 readily available credit card deals on AmBank Spot (www.ambankspot.com) where 40 are UnionPay-exclusive deals and over 200 existing AmBank credit card deals

Existing AmBank customers can apply for their new AmBank UnionPay credit card directly via AmOnline or AMY our Virtual Assistance on AmOnline mobile app. Our online banking platform not only enables card application but has the capabilities for our cardholders to activate and operate their account online. AmOnline is available in English, Bahasa Melayu and Mandarin across its web and app platforms.

Present at the launch ceremony were Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group, Mr Larry Wang, Vice President, UnionPay, Ms Jade Lee, Managing Director, retail Banking, AmBank (M) Berhad, Mr Lenon Cheong, Head, Cards and Merchant Services, AmBank (M) Berhad along with the Senior Management from AmBank Group and UnionPay.

LAZADA Mid Year Festival is Coming This 12 July

Lazada will hold its first ever mid-year sale event, the Lazada Mid-Year Festival, on Friday 12 July 2019 at midnight (local time) across all its six markets in Southeast Asia (SEA).

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For 24 hours, Malaysian shoppers will be able to snag items up to 50% off on Lazada Malaysia!

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Lazada users will enjoy a richer, more rewarding and entertaining shopping experience with new features such as:

  • GUESS IT livestreamed gameshow
  • Chup Dulu pre-order deals to reserve and guarantee the purchase of selected products as well as a Lowest Price Guarantee*.

The Mid-Year Festival also coincides with Lazada’s annual Big Baby Fair which takes place over 5 days from 12 – 16 July.

“Lazada strives to be an everyday lifestyle destination for consumers in Malaysia, offering more assortment, function and style at price points to suit individual needs. The Mid-Year Festival brings the best Lazada has to offer to both shoppers and sellers, as it takes place during a traditionally quieter shopping season. This presents more chances in a year for us to bring continuous excitement to shoppers and provide our sellers more opportunities to boost their performance,” said Leo Chow, Chief Executive Officer, Lazada Malaysia.

As part of Lazada’s new Mid-Year Festival, the eCommerce leader is furthering its Shoppertainment strategy with its first region-wide livestreamed gameshow across six countries.

GUESS IT is a 30-minute in-app show that combines a gameshow concept with professionally-generated livestreamed content. It involves entertaining local personalities Aiman Tino, Harris Baba, Sharifah Sakinah, Sean Lee, Jordan Yeoh, Sherry Alhadad, Nabil Aqil, Shu Faye and Theeban G playing host and giving away clues for viewers to guess the price of products.

Your One-Stop Lifestyle Destination

To encourage more shoppers to follow their hearts, Lazada is offering attractive benefits such as free shipping deals with participating sellers as well as millions of Lazada vouchers to be given away throughout the day. Look out for 50% discount vouchers off items storewide, and attractive vouchers for new customers. Here’s what shoppers can look forward to:

• GUESS IT (1 – 12 July 2019)
Join the livestreamed games on the Lazada app from 1 to 12 July every day at 12pm, 1pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm! Each livestream session will have 6 rounds of Guesses. Players who guess the quickest with the closest price will win! The more viewers join the livestream, the bigger the rewards! Share the livestream link with your friends and receive a Guess Card for a higher chance to win*.

• Chup Dulu (29 June – 11 July 2019)
Enjoy exclusive deals and unbeatable prices on selected items when you Chup Dulu. Reserve the items you want by paying a non-refundable deposit via the Lazada app before 11 July 2019 to guarantee that the item is yours*. Check out and pay the balance of your payment on 12 July 2019 to secure your purchase and the item will be shipped out to you.

• Lowest Price Guarantee* (12 July 2019)
Lazada is committed to providing shoppers with great savings and value when you shop with us this Mid-Year Festival! Enjoy shopping with our Lowest Price Guarantee on LazMall products this 12 July 2019. If you spot a lower regular selling price on an identical, in-stock, non-promotional product on another online store; let us know and we’ll pay you two times the difference!

• Deals that make your Heart Beat from our partners
-Burger King – Scan the Lazada QR code in participating Burger King outlets and get a 5” Whopper at only RM5.
-Malaysia Airlines – Get up to 15% off on your flight tickets.
-Mastercard® – Save your Mastercard (Credit, Debit, Prepaid) for your purchases on Lazada and get 15% cashback in your Lazada Wallet. For cards already saved, enjoy 5% on purchases on 12th July. From 5th to 11th July, top up and save your Mastercard on Lazada wallet and get up to 15% cashback.*
-Citibank – Get RM17 off with a minimum spend of RM150 when you check out with your Citi credit card!
-Lazada Social Media Contest with partners – Win prizes such as flight tickets from Malaysia Airlines to exotic locations, all you can eat ice cream buffets for your family from Baskin-Robbins and other special experiences when you participate.

• Big Baby Fair (12 – 16 July 2019)
Shoppers can look forward to great savings with up to 80% off, RM 1 deals and over RM100,000 worth of collectable vouchers on diapers, milk, strollers, feeding accessories, toys and more.
*Terms and Conditions apply.

One Doc Medical Unveils Next Generation Picosecond Laser Technology

It is known as the world’s fastest eraser laser for Asian skin.

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Award-winning Laser Treatment and Aesthetic Centre, One Doc Medical (One Doc), celebrated its third anniversary with the unveiling of the revolutionary PICOCARE laser by WONTECH, South Korea’s leader in laser and aesthetic devices.

This partnership solidified One Doc as the centre with the largest number of Pico Laser devices in Malaysia.

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The collaboration places a “PICOCARE 450” device in every one of One Doc’s current 12 outlets and any future outlets to come. To commemorate, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between One Doc Medical Co-founders Dr. Terrence Teoh and Dr. Michael Ong, and WONTECH Principles Ms. Genie Jung and Mr. Isaac Jang.

The world’s most advanced, innovative and US-FDA approved super-speed laser treatment for skin imperfections uses Picosecond technology that delivers ultra-short bursts of energy to the skin in picoseconds – trillionths of a second; that’s almost instantaneous! Patients can immediately experience a difference in skin quality and appearance.

WONTECH’s Overseas Sales Division Director, Genie Jung, assured that dramatic results can be achieved with lesser treatment sessions, lower costs, minimal discomfort and downtime, faster recovery and it is almost pain free.

“PICOCARE is known as the new gold standard of lasers with the “450 picosecond (ps) pulse duration” hallmark, making it the fastest laser that yields results in one session that traditional lasers achieve in three,” she added.

“Its superior performance makes it the most powerful, non-ablative laser for pigmentation that’s especially effective in treating the most common Asian skin problems – acne, pigmentation and aging skin,” said One Doc Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Michael Ong.

TREATMENT FOR:

One Doc Pico Laser treatment uses the non-surgical, non-invasive PICOCARE laser specifically for the treatment of:

  • Melasma
  • Sun damage
  • Freckles & age spots
  • Acne & acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone & dark patches
  • Poor skin texture
  • Fine lines, wrinkles & enlarged pores

WHAT TO EXPECT

Unusual amongst all other Pico lasers, PICOCARE 450 offers six different hand pieces for targeted therapies – the most powerful being the HEXA Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB). Generating LIOBs at 450ps pulse duration, the intense impact created shatters target skin pigment particles (discolouration) which the body easily eliminates. The body’s natural healing response triggers collagen production. After recovery, skin will see exceptional improvements in skin elasticity, pigmentation and enlarged pores.

Patients only feel mild to no discomfort during treatment as the laser is gentle to the skin’s outer layer, causing no burn or damage. Slight pinpricks may be noticed, but this varies depending on pain tolerance. Minimal skin redness (pinkish) may be experienced for less than 3 days.

One Doc Executive Director, Dr. Terrence Teoh, advises patients that a minimum of 4 treatments about 3-4 weeks apart are required for best results.

“This treatment is highly recommended for those struggling with severe acne or hyperpigmentation, who are actively seeking a solution that caters to their busy lifestyle and preference for low social downtime,” he added.

One Doc offers multiple One Doc Pico Laser treatment packages to suit different skin conditions. Suitable treatments for specific skin issues will be recommended after a brief consultation.

This is the right time to experience the journey to FLAWLESS, RADIANT SKIN IS JUST PICOSECONDS AWAY.

SAY GOODBYE TO ACNE, DARK SPOTS

AND AGING SKIN.
AVAILIBILITY- ONE DOC MEDICAL
The One Doc Pico Laser treatments are available at all One Doc Medical outlets

nationwide.

Visit http://www.onedoc.com for list of outlets.

Call +6018-2100886 to request for a consultation.

Singapore’s No 1 PropTech Powerhouse: Ohmyhome Officialy Launched in Malaysia

Having successfully transformed the Singapore property transaction scene with its record breaking industry firsts, the progressive PropTech (Property Technology) startup, Ohmyhome, officially launched in Malaysia.

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Featuring a unique hybrid model of a DIY (do-it-yourself) plat- form and full fledged agency services; Ohmyhome helps ease pain points for buying, selling and renting, while reinforcing their commitment to making these transactions simple, fast and affordable. They are also the first cross-border property transaction platform which seamlessly facilitates Malaysia-Singapore proper- ty deals.

Proven track record

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Bursting into the Singapore property scene in September 2016, Ohmyhome made history by emerging as Singapore’s No.1 app for mass market property transactions in just four short months.

Co-Founded by Malaysian-born sisters, Rhonda and Race Wong have methodically and meticulously grown their business, developed new technology innovations, and added new services to enhance the customer experience. To date they have served more than 4,500 transactions with a combined value of more than MYR 5 billion.

Ohmyhome is unique because of their ‘best-of-both-worlds’ model combining the DIY platform with end-to- end services. They take care of the entire transaction process from search and deal closing all the way through to conveyancing and mortgage advisory.

“Ultimately at the heart of it all, we go all out to sell your homes by providing the DIY platform, top-tier in- house agent services, mortgage advisory, conveyancing and more importantly, we leverage on tech to help us sell at record breaking speed and concentrate on the human-side of things – building trust and providing excellent customer service,” says Rhonda Wong, Co-Founder and CEO of Ohmyhome.

Malaysia to benefit from leapfrogged PropTech

As a technology platform, Ohmyhome anticipates Malaysia will have its own set of challenges, but they are confident that the learning over the past three years will serve them well. Malaysia will benefit from all the prior developed proprietary technology, minimal adjustments to the user interface (UX), but more important- ly the fluid business processes and protocols which have been fine-tuned to serve its customer base with high efficiency. At the core, the platform features 100% genuine listings and zero duplicates which is made possible by their proprietary algorithms. Cutting through this clutter, Ohmyhome makes it faster than market norms to search and transact properties.

For Ohmyhome customers who engage with their agents, technology aids approximately 70% of the agent processes (such as sourcing for new leads, matching of buyers, scheduling, advertising and more) allowing agents to provide more accurate and highly-professional services.

The DIY portion will remain free, and offers a host of tools to empower users to take charge and handle the transaction from end-to-end with minimal stressors. Customers can pick and choose the services they want, which in turn allows them to save up to 4% on agency commission fees.

“Being Malaysian born, it was a natural choice to expand to Malaysia first. In our pre-launch phase, we’ve accumulated a healthy demand for our platform which is indicative of the market’s readiness for a new standard in transacting their properties. We target to have 1,000 listings and 100 transactions”

As part of the expansion strategy into Malaysia, Ohmyhome has secured major partnerships to provide bet- ter services to its customers, such as with major partner banks and conveyancing firms who will offer hous- ing loans and conveyancing services respectively. In addition, several partnership deals have been inked with housing developers, most notably with Sime Darby, Mah Sing Group and Tan & Tan Developments.

Potential buyers are guaranteed the best prices from partnered developers, and enjoy complimentary rides to the showrooms through the Ohmyhome platform.

Cross-Border Opportunities

New to Ohmyhome is the cross-border functionalities which not only increase the pool of buyers and sellers on the platform, but provides a unique proposition to many Malaysians and Singaporeans who have in- vestments or want to invest in both countries.

Race Wong, COO and co-founder of Ohmyhome said,

“We come across many homeowners in both Ma- laysia and Singapore who want to transact their properties, but don’t know where to begin, who to turn to and entrust with their property. Trust is one of the main pain points in this type of cross-border transaction and this is where our customer service and agent team come in. Ohmyhome will be their trusted guide that takes care of the entire process from marketing to viewing and closing. Simply pass us the keys and we’ll handle the rest. With Ohmyhome, your property is in good hands!”

Ohmyhome is currently serving the Greater Kuala Lumpur area and plans to commence business in Johor Bahru in the near future.

For Malaysia, Ohmyhome is accessible via web (www.ohmyhome.com.my), mobile web and on the Google Play Store. The iOS app is set to launch at a later date.

 

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.