Get Exclusive LEGOLAND Offers from Matta Fair 2019

Hurry, only a few days to get a LEGOLAND® Annual Pass at the Price of a One Day Ticket with Free Entrance to SEA LIFE Malaysia

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LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is offering MATTA Fair attendees exclusive deals for its theme park and hotel. This year, customers that purchase a one-day ticket will be upgraded to an annual pass that will give them unlimited access to the theme park and water park as well as a free entrance to SEA LIFE Malaysia when it opens. Visitors who purchase the LEGOLAND® Hotel Family Experience will receive a discount of up to 35% for this package.

SEA LIFE Malaysia, scheduled to be open in April 2019 will be the only SEA LIFE in the region that will combine the interactive aquarium concept with unique LEGO® elements. SEA LIFE, the largest aquarium brand in the world will provide visitors with a new, fun and educational experiences as it will house 13,000 marine life from 120 species from 11 habitats.

LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort offers various exclusive experiences including housing the only Virtual Reality Roller Coaster in Malaysia; The Great LEGO® Race VR Coaster. The theme park also recently launched a brand new 4D movie, LEGO® City 4D Movie – Officer in Pursuit! and LEGO® Movie Event Days where visitors can connect with their favourite characters from the LEGO® Movie™ franchise.

Aside from that, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is the only LEGOLAND® theme park to provide visitors with the complete NINJAGO® experience.

The LEGOLAND® Hotel offers visitors a variety of themed rooms and suites such as NINJANGO® and Pirate. The hotel is best suited for families as it offers a variety of activities and performances such as dance parades and speed building challenges. Guests can also look forward to the introduction of the hotel’s brand-new family friendly pool bar later this year.

MATTA Fair has always been a great platform for our guests to grab special deals. We are happy to partner with MATTA for the seventh year in a row with exclusive discounts that will only be available to MATTA Fair visitors. Through this offer, we want Malaysians to explore LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort and SEA LIFE Malaysia. With end-to-end offering from the hotel to theme parks and soon, our interactive aquarium, our resort is truly a unique family destination in this region,” said Thila Munusamy, Director of Sales & Marketing at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort.

“We encourage everyone to head over to the MATTA Fair to take advantage of this special price. We believe that with the special pricing, families will be able to get more value with each visit to our resort throughout the year,” she added.

Guests can head over to LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort booth 5019-5022 at the MATTA Fair from 15th – 17th March to take advantage of these awesome deals.

For the latest update on promotions and activities, stay connected with us via LEGOLAND®’s official website (https://www.legoland.com.my), Facebook and Instagram.

Mermaids Alive!: New Attraction at Sunway Lagoon

You can catch these mesmerizing Mermaids  this School Holiday!

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Want to know what it takes to be a mermaid?

From 23rd to 31st March, visitors can look forward to all mermazing related activities, including”

  • Meet & Greet with the Mermaids
  • Mermaids Makeover
  • Swim with the Mermaids

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For the little Mermaids aspirant, head to Titan Scuba Asia to learn how you can breathe underwater with scuba equipment (exclusively for kids aged 5 – 11 years old). Fun and exciting activities like Mini Golf, Aqua Volley and Tic Tac Toe will surely entice the little ones too!

“In recent times, mermaid-inspired trends have truly taken flight in so many aspects of our lives, from fashion to make-up to hairstyles to mermaid-inspired food and décor, making mermaids a distinct part of modern culture, which was why we decided the time was right to put together an event like this for the school holidays,” said Sean Choo, General Manager of Sunway Lagoon.

Meanwhile, Meet & Greet sessions by Clown Walkabout Characters, Captain Quack & Lady Quack, SpongeBob & Patrick in Pirates overlay! , Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT), Dora the Explorer and her best friend, Boots will be making special appearances for photo opportunities not to be missed!

Exclusive mermaid merchandise will also be available for purchase including mermaid keychain, mermaid t-shirt, mermaid’s tail pool floats, MER-licious Ice Cream Treat from I Scoop 4 U ice cream parlour and Oceanie Slushie mermaid-themed beverage from Chill Lah… outlet at Surf Beach. Guests who participate in the various on-ground activities will stand a chance to win RM30 cash voucher from GEM Studio, RM20 cash voucher from Havanians and 50% off voucher on Mermaid swim course.

In conjunction with Mermaids Alive! , Sunway Lagoon is making it even easier for families to experience this adventure with the FAMFun package or 4-To-Go package which makes for big savings!

For more information, please:

A&W Launched Its 47th Outlet at Ekocheras Mall

Wow, my favorite restaurant is now at Ekocheras Mall and easily accessible by MRT train..

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A&W Malaysia, which made local history by becoming the first ever fast food restaurant in Malaysia, has officially opened its 47th outlet in the country at EkoCheras Mall. The announcement came following an event which was attended by up-and-coming Malaysian singer-actress, Ms Nabila Razali, as well as CEO of A&W Malaysia, George Ang and Mr David Lee, Director of Supply Chain & Technical, A Great American Brand Sdn. Bhd.

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Sporting a fresh new effervescent vibe, the new outlet plans to rejuvenate the A&W brand in Malaysia, targeting it to a young new generation of discerning consumers.

For more than half a century, A&W has etched itself into the hearts of Malaysians with its famed and distinguished RB, floats, burgers, ice cream waffles and its beloved mascot, Rooty the Great Root Bear.

A pioneer in the Malaysian fast food industry, the brand has now conceptualised plans to leverage on its rich heritage and legacy in Malaysia to make a big comeback, reclaiming the hearts and minds of young consumers. These plans also come at a time when the A&W brand celebrates its centennial anniversary worldwide this year.

Along with this brand rejuvenation, A&W Malaysia’s parent company, Inter Mark Resources Sdn. Bhd. has massive expansion plans on the cards, with plans to increase the number of restaurants in the country to 60 by the end of 2019 and 100 by the end of 2021.

This follows the take-up of the entire interest of A&W Malaysia by Inter Mark Resources Sdn. Bhd. from KUB Malaysia Berhad in September last year.

“These are exciting times indeed for the fast food industry, and we believe the time and market conditions are ripe to revive the A&W image in Malaysia to modern consumers who can look forward to a fresh new experience at our stores, in line with our expansion plans,” said George Ang, CEO of A&W Malaysia.

With the new opening at EkoCheras Mall, A&W is all set to chart a new course for the brand in Malaysia and it certainly looks like Malaysians are set to create many more stories and memories at A&W, truly making the brand a taste to remember.

Starbucks introduced New Range of Teavana Tea Beverages

Following of the good responses of the TeavanaTM tea beverages, Starbucks has released yet another new range of TeavanaTM tea beverages. These new tea-inspired Starbucks coffee and tea beverages with Cold Foam which combine the velvety mouthfeel of Cold Foam and aromatic TeavanaTM tea beverages, as well as coffee beverages, will tantalise taste buds everywhere. Starting on January 22 onwards, these new beverages will replace the current Starbucks TeavanaTM  promotion lineup.

  • New! TeavanaTM  Chestnut Black Tea Latte – This year’s familiar comfort to help you unwind this season. Blending finely ground black tea with velvety steamed milk, delectable roasted chestnut sauce, and topped with a sprinkle of chestnut and strawberry bites; the perfect choice of beverage for the festive season.
  • New! TeavanaTM Mango Passionfruit Cold Foam Iced Shaken Black Tea – With a hint of honey and fruity notes of mango and passionfruit juice-infused Cold Foam, the refreshing Mango Passionfruit Cold Foam Shaken Iced Black tea is a match-made-in-heaven.
  • New! Matcha Cold Foam Iced Americano – A dream come true for coffee and tea lovers; Starbucks is reimagining the classic Iced Americano with the infusion of Matcha, in the format of meringue-like, earthy Match Cold Foam.

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Starbucks Malaysia is also sharing the love with the ever-popular “Signature Heart” merchandise collection that is adorned with a pastel purple theme, hearts and arrows. From a lively tumbler charm, adorable water bottles to fun festive tumblers, these will be the most thoughtful gifts for that special someone in your life or to treat yourself. To add to the romantic collection is the new Cupid Arrow Starbucks Card and the Heart Shaped Starbucks card, which comes in a variety of colour and designs. Gifting these cards is sure a way into someone’s heart.

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Additionally, Starbucks Malaysia has also introduced new and returning Starbucks Reserve Coffee Beans flown in from around the world. Experience love at first sip with the New Peru Amazonas Huambo, a coffee grown in the high elevated slopes of the Andes, from several hundred humble coffee farming families around Huambo. The dense rainforest soil and high altitude gives Huambo coffee beans a light body but high acidity and has bright flavours of Morello Cherry with a sweet toffee finish.

Not to forget, master the art of coffee brewing to you preference with:

  • Returning Favourite! Sundried Uganda Sipi Falls – This returning favourite comes from the African region of Uganda, known for its three major waterfalls. Grown in the lush gardens by the Sipi Falls, these Arabica beans have lemon-like acidity with chocolate and caramel accents. Experience the magical Uganda Sipi Falls through the flavours n a cup.
  • Returning Favourite! Tanzania Muriba – Ripe coffee cherries travel from soil to the Muriba washing station located n the remote regin of Tarmine, Tanzania. The high acidity and medium bofied coffee beans comes with aromatic florals with notes of bergamot tea, lemon and grapefruit. Try the outstanding quality of unexpectedly clean, fully washed Tanzania Muriba coffee beans.

25oz purple with arrowsThe new Chestnut Black Tea Latter and TeavanaTM  Cold Foam beverages which are priced at RM14 onwards and will be available at all stores starting from 22 January 2019. Furthermore, the Signature Heart merchandise is priced from RM48 onwards, while the Starbucks Cards all have minimum activation of RM30. Both these collections will be available from 1 February 2019 onwards, while the already launched Starbucks Reserve Coffee Blends are priced at RM65 onwards. Both merchandise and whole bean offerings will be available in stores while stocks last.

For more information, please visit the website at Starbucks Malaysia

GRAB Introduces New Regional Centre of Excellence

This Southeast Asia’s leading Online-to-Offline (O2O) mobile platform, launched its new Regional Centre of Excellence (RCoE) in its newly expanded 54,000 sq ft office space.

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The Centre of Excellence will house Grab’s core business strategy and operational functions, including legal, customer experience, financial services and creative services. This is the second showing of Grab’s strong investment back into the country where it first started, with the first being the launch of its R&D Centre in Malaysia just last month, the 7th in Grab’s global R&D footprint, to nurture Malaysia’s deep tech talents.

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The launch of its newly expanded office space was officiated by YB Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry.

By launching its Regional Centre of Excellence and R&D Centre in Malaysia, Grab will immediately create at least 400 new high-value jobs, bringing its total employees in Malaysia to 1,000.

The RCoE will spearhead development of an in-house pool of highly-skilled professionals who are experts in their respective domains. With Grab’s presence in 336 cities across 8 countries, they will be given the opportunity to take a regional lens in offering solutions and implementing projects.

The legal team will provide advice on regulatory, policy and legal issues that impact the entire region; the customer experience team will provide quality customer support for several countries; the creative and design team will develop creative assets for regional marketing campaigns and projects; and the financial services team will implement financial, procurement and risk management policies across all countries where Grab operate in the region.

The tech and engineering team in Malaysia’s R&D Centre will focus on building trust and safety solutions and capabilities that not only solve safety issues for citizens in Malaysia, but also across the whole of Southeast Asia. As Grab doubles down on its global investments in more advanced technology, data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning to make every ride, every delivery order, every financial transaction that takes place on our platform safer and more secure than ever before, the Malaysian tech and engineering team will play a pivotal role in setting a high bar for safety standards in Southeast Asia, and achieving our ultimate goal of zero preventable incidents on our platform.

“Malaysia is proud that it is the birthplace of a technology unicorn like Grab. Grab represents innovation, tenacity, creativity, a keen sense for business, and hard work – values that the Government aims to cultivate among Malaysian tech companies. We are happy to see Grab contributing back to Malaysia and committing to nurturing local tech talents and facilitating knowledge transfer through its R&D centre. As an everyday super app for Malaysians, Grab not only serves local transportation needs through its ride-hailing offering, but also plays a pivotal role in empowering local businesses through its delivery and payments platforms.” said Datuk Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry at the launch.

“This is exactly what Malaysia needs to move ahead in our digital economy goals – more Malaysian companies who have done well at the global stage to heed the Ministry’s clarion call for quality investment back home to develop the nation, by creating high-value jobs and nurturing the next generation of Malaysian entrepreneurs.”

He added,

“Indeed the Government will continue to chart Malaysia’s digital transformation towards achieving greater economic prosperity and societal well-being. In this context, the National Policy on Industry 4.0 (Industry4WRD) and the National e-Commerce Strategic Roadmap (NeSR) are the key blueprints to “attract, create and transform”. In particular, this entails attracting key enabling technologies to create the right digital ecosystem; transforming the manufacturing and services sectors into “agile sectors”, and enabling Malaysian entrepreneurs to become ‘e-commerce ready’. Therefore, the Government encourages continued collaboration between the public and private sectors, in realising the action plans set out in both blueprints, for our mutual benefits.”

“Our strong investments in anchoring our Regional Centre of Excellence and latest R&D Centre in Malaysia is our response to the Malaysian government’s call for public-private partnerships to help drive Malaysia’s Industry 4.0 blueprint and digital economy ambitions. We are committed to helping Malaysia unlock greater economic gains by creating high-value jobs, nurturing deep tech talents, and attracting more Malaysians overseas to return home. We have always remembered our roots, as Malaysia is where we founded Grab almost seven years ago, with the simple goal of solving the problem of transportation safety. Now that we have grown beyond ride-hailing to become the leading SEA’s everyday super app, it is natural for us to contribute back to the country where we first started,” said Sean Goh, Country Head for Grab Malaysia.

“These investments are above and beyond our continued mission to make transportation accessible and safer for all, while at the same time, creating better income-earning opportunities for our driver and delivery partners, and enabling local businesses to leverage our user base and distribution network to earn higher business revenue. There is a lot more we can do to improve the daily lives of fellow Malaysians, and we want to partner closely with the Malaysian government to develop win-win regulations and policies that allow innovation to thrive, and best serve the interests of the larger Malaysian population”, added Sean.

Grab is committed to contributing to Malaysia’s Industry 4.0 blueprint in the following areas:
1. Shared, Seamless and Smart mobility solution for all: We will make transportation more accessible for all Malaysians. With the widest range of transportation services already readily available on our platform, we will work closely with governments, public and private transportation providers to serve the first-mile-last-mile transportation needs of Malaysians.

2. Better livelihoods and income-earning opportunities for driver-partners: 86% of our driver-partners supplement their income part-time with Grab. These driver-partners earn 37% more supplementary income with Grab, on top of their day-to-day jobs. Our GrabTaxi driver-partners also earn 10% more daily income compared to the past when they can only rely on street-hails and regular taxi bookings. We will continue to better the livelihoods of our driver-partners and offer increased income-earning opportunities, greater financial support, better technology tools and skills training, and more community activities for them and their loved ones.

3. Digital shop fronts for GrabFood, GrabRewards and GrabPay merchant partners: We will empower micro-entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses to set up their digital presence on Grab app and leverage our user base and distribution network to earn higher business revenue.

4. Access to GrabPlatform to help like-minded start-ups and partners scale their business: Partners can either build their services into GrabPlatform or integrate Grab’s suite of technology and products into their own websites or apps, for example GrabPay for mobile payments, GrabExpress for logistics, or GrabProfiles for user authentication.

This will give partners direct access to Grab users and help scale their business faster.

“Abundance of Prosperity” Transformed Suria KLCC into Mandarin Orange Garden

What a stunning garden Suria KLCC have for this coming CNY Celebration!

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The entire mall has been transformed into a magnificent Mandarin orange garden with a theme “Abundance of Prosperity”. Besides Mandarin oranges, the red lanterns that hang around the garden signify fortune, wealth and abundance. The decoration depicts a garden in a traditional Chinese courtyard house.

Mandarin orange has a deep symbolic meaning as it sounds similar to the word “gold” in Chinese culture and it also represent good luck. Having Mandarin  oranges at home, office and shops during Chinese New Year is said to bring riches into your life and Suria KLCC would like to share these positive vibes with shoppers and visitors during this festive celebration.

“Traditionally, giving Mandarin oranges during Chinese New Year indicates a sense of good fortune and the colour of Mandarin oranges also symbolises “gold” making it significant to be presence at anywhere during the festive period. The Cantonese pronunciation of giving Mandarin oranges-Somg Kam” is the same as “giving gold”, therefore it signifies wishing prosperity upon the recipient. The Lunar New Year celebration is also about family and we appreciate the traditional values that come with it. It reminds us of our roots and family is an irreplaceable wealth. For this, Suria KLCC wants you to come home and celebrate a season full of love and warmth this CNY.” said Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Andrew Brian at the launched of Suria KLCC‘s CNY campaign.

The auspicious CNY launched delighted mall shoppers, tourists and guests who were greeted by the God of Prosperity to welcome prosperity, longevity and happiness for 2019. The ceremony was followed by a Chinese traditional dance and a lion dance by an award-winning Kwong Ngai acrobatic Lion Dance Group. This troupe is the Overall Champion of the 2017 National Dragon and Lion Dance Championship.

Visitors also can soak up the festive atmosphere and capture the moments at various photo spots the mall has set up including outdoor at the KLCC Esplanade. Shoppers are in for a surprise to see a grand new 40ft height Basket of Mandarin oranges replica known as “Basket of Good Fortune”, welcoming shoppers and visitors.

A basket of full Mandarin oranges is an auspicious representation of wealth in all aspects of life which is an important element in CNY celebration. The replica will be displayed until 22 February 2019.

Suria KLCC also offers an array of performances-traditional dance. Lion Dance, Dragon dance and 10 Festive Drums throughout the campaign period.

Meanwhile Alamanda and Mesra Mall in Kerteh Terengganu are also running their campaign to usher in CNY and have line-up activities for shoppers.

SHOP and GET REWARDED

Suria KLCC is making shopping a more rewarding experience through partnership with Citibank this festive season. From now until 10 February, Citibank Visa card holder who spend a minimum of RM1,000 in a single receipt will receive an exclusive candy tray, a pack of “Ang Pow” packet and Suria KLCC parking tticket worth RM10.. The parking ticket is limited to first 30 Citibank customers per day.

For purchases of RM3,500 and above in a maximum of two receipts, shoppers will receive a Spring Garden restaurant dining voucher and a pack of “Ang Pow” packet. Purchase must be made on Friday,Saturday and Sunday only and its limited to first 40 shoppers per day.

Non-Citibank customer will receive similar rewards when they spend RM3,500 and above in a single receipt on Saturday and Sunday. This is limited to first 20 customers per day. Customers with minimum purchase of RM1,0000 is one receipt will receive candy tray and a pack of special “Ang Pow” packet.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

Community driven initiatives have always been Suria KLCC’s priority and this festive season is no exception. Suria KLCC continues to collaborate with Hospis in Malaysia in a “Speak-up-There’s an Elephant in the Room” campaign, creating awareness and seeking public support towards palliative care” programme championed by Hospis Malaysia.

Shoppers are encouraged to support the cause by contributing RM15 to the campaign and in return, they will receive a token of appreciation from Suria KLCC. There are also souvenirs by Suria KLCC to commemorate the campaign. All proceeds raised from  the fund-raising initiatives will go to Hospis Malaysia. Shoppers who interested to do their part of charity can proceed to the Concierge at Level Concourse or call 03-2382 2828 for more information.

For more activities and info at Suria KLCC Group of Malls, visit:

 

Celebrate Your Prosperous Reunion Dinner at Sunway Putra Hotel

Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur brings another exciting food promotion in conjunction to celebrate the Chinese New Year festive season. Amazing buffet serve at Coffee House are specially created by Executive Chef Rossham Rosli. There will be varieties of food prepared specially for the festival. More than ten (10) menus are prepared for Appetizer, Soup & Salad, Main Course & Dessert.

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Here are some of the menus for the Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner.

Appetizers

  • Chicken BBQ on Platter
  • Seafood on Ice (Oysters, Green Mussels served with Lemon Wedges and Tabasco)
  • Mini Octopus Salad
  • Hot and Sour Szechuan with Crabmeat Soup
  • Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Ginseng
  • etc …

Main Course

  • Seafood BBQ (Tiger Prawns, Squid Head and Small Herring Fish with Green Chilli Dipping, Red Chilli Dipping, hai Sauce and Sriracha Sauce)
  • Assorted Maki Sushi (Cucumber, Tuna, Tamago)
  • Pan-Seared Chicken with Mushroom Ragout Sauce
  • Chinese Black Pepper Beef
  • Stir-Fried Hong Kong Nai Pak with Garlic
  • etc …

Dessert

  • Green Tea Red Bean Chocolate Cake
  • Mango and Sago Creme Brulee
  • Red Dragon Fruits Layer Cake
  • Coconut Lemon Velvet
  • Ginger Chocolate Cheese Cake
  • etc …

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Here are details for the Dinner Buffet at Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur;

  • Venue: Coffee House, Level 9.
  • Date: 4th and 5th February 2019, 6.00 pm to 10.30 pm
  • Price: MYR 118 nett per adult, MYR 68 nett for children aged 7-12 years old. Children aged 6 years old and below eat for free.

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Any inquiries and reservations, please contact:

  • +603 4040 9888
  • email: spkl.ch@sunwayhotels.com