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.

Need a getaway? Treat Yourself with AIRBNB Wellness Staycation

Health and fitness are on most people’s list of priorities but sometimes even thinking about squeezing in an hour of self-care can be daunting.

In fact, the World Health Organization is now classifying burnout as a legitimate medical diagnosis, according to the International Classification of Diseases, WHO’s handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases.

According to WHO, “burnout is characterized by ‘feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy.’ ”

With the rapid growth of wellness industry around the globe, the Malaysia Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) also recently announced that Malaysia is listed in the top 10 wellness tourism markets in Asia Pacific with expenditures standing at RM20.5 billion and 8.3 million trips as there’s a growing trend for wellness vacations .

A getaway can be a great jumpstart to a new plan that sets up good habits while exploring a new place at the same time. From practicing meditation and yoga to indulging in outdoor infrared saunas, take the time to rejuvenate in these luxurious wellness retreats without having to leave your home.

Below are the list of Sabah, Malaysia based Airbnb Homes for the city dwellers who need a quick gateway:

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  • Arcadia Mount Kinabalu, Ranau, Sabah

    Arcadia Chalets is situated within the Golf Club area on the plateau of Mount Kinabalu, 1500 meters above sea level. Mount Kinabalu is one of the highest mountains in South East Asia and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arcadia is a place to unwind with families and friends, have great conversations over dinner or just curl up with a book. People who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life will enjoy the peaceful environment of Arcadia.

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  • CaravanBah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

    Fancy a different kind of gateway? Treat yourself with the first caravan in Sabah, a mobile accommodation that gives you the freedom to travel anywhere. The caravan itself will be able to take up to four adults with a private shower, kitchen and mini bar available.

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  • Pagnakan Dii Tropical Retreat, Sandakan, Sabah

    Pagnakan Dii is the perfect tropical retreat for travelers who wants quiet gateway while experiencing the traditionally inspired Malaysian stilt house room that is made of tropical timber. Fun fact: The property itself is also sustainable friendly as 30% of the property is made of recycled and repurposed timber.
    Sunbean Luxury Villa, Kudat Riviera, Kudat, Sabah

    This beautiful and luxury Sunbeam villa is a tropical retreat for everyone who wants to escape the city. It is a luxury two-bedroom villa with easy access to the beach. The villa offers 2 large bedrooms with comfy beds and air-conditioning. Both rooms feature a private balcony that overlooking the tropical garden and swimming pool.

  • Hibiscus Villa, Kudat, Sabah

    A truly idyllic, luxurious and private holiday villa nestled amongst vibrant jungle on the stunning west coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. It offers absolute privacy and exclusivity for up to nine guests. A stay at Hibiscus Villa is the epitome of peace, relaxation and escapism from busy lives.

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  • Frangipani Luxury Villa, Kudat Riviera, Sabah

    Frangipani is a luxury four-bedroom beach front pool villa with stunning sea view. All bedrooms are spacious, clean and have en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs and walk in showers. This space has been getting a lot of attention for the travelers and even the locals who want a quick break during the weekend.

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.

 

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.