The Saujana Hotel KL Celebrates Christmas with’the Spirit of Giving’

Over 140 people attended the in “Celebrate the Spirit of Giving this Christmas” high tea at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur held in support of The Selangor Cheshire Home today.

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Established in 1963, the home provides permanently disabled residents of all races and religious background, without any means of income or resources, opportunities to learn new skills that would assist them in leading an independent life.

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Over the years, The Selangor Cheshire Home have been working hand-in-hand with The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur in providing tremendous support in training their residents in the Economic Empowerment Programme (EEP).

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The high tea, held at the Charcoal Restaurant, was graced by the presence of the President of the Rumah Amal Cheshire Selangor, Datin Paduka (Dato’) Khatijah Sulaiman and the Honorary Secretary, Major Habibah Baharom (R), AMP. They were joined by former and current residents of the home, invited guests and dignitaries, the senior management team from The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur and members of the media.

Ticking off the first agenda of the Christmas high tea celebration was the beautiful serenade of traditional Christmas carols with a twist. The inclusion of the upbeat jazzy tune, presented by the Jazzy Carolers from Putera Aman Assembly Church, brought the joyful spirit of the season of giving to the event.

Guests at the high tea were treated to a scrumptious selection of local and international cuisine prepared by the dedicated team of chefs from the hotel. Delicacies included a selection of savory finger sandwiches, sweet pastries, and traditional Malay kuih with apple crème brulee, raspberry pistachio cake and crepes suzette with apples cube, banana sliced and strawberry.

Exciting activities were organized such as entertaining Christmas games and an astounding fusion dance performance by the talented sisters, Anagha Laxmi Ramesh and Baghya Laxmi Ramesh.

The afternoon continued with a delightful string of performances by the former EEP students. As all good things that must come to an end, the high tea concluded with a special performance by the residents of the Selangor Cheshire Home and a thank-you speech from Mr. Ramesh Kumaraguru, the Director of Human Resource at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur. It was indeed, a wonderful afternoon of sharing and giving in true homage to the spirit of Christmas.

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‘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.

IPC Shopping Centre Bring Swedish-Inspired Wintery Wonder This Christmas

IPC Shopping Centre Brings ‘The Swede-est Christmas’ for a Double Celebration in conjunction with IPC’s 15th Year Anniversary

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Inspired by the old town of Gamla Stan in Stockholm, Sweden, IPC’s ‘The Swede-est Christmas’ features a snowy wonderland filled with unique Swedish flair of celebration, shopping delights, festive activities and exclusive deals from now until 1st January 2019.

The Swede-est Christmas at IPC Shopping Centre

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Celebrating IPC’s Swedish roots, shoppers and visitors will be taken on a journey through the snowy pathway at the concourse of the shopping centre. With festive Scandinavian houses, lighted reindeers, Tomte figurines, a 19-feet Christmas tree, together with a life-size Yule Goat, visitors will be spoilt for choice for Insta-worthy photo moments.

Visitors can also enjoy the different types of activities during the weekends throughout this festive period. The activities are crafted to suit the different interests and needs of each family member. There will be Christmas ornament and decoration workshops, special Tomte and Swedish maiden meet and greets, Swedish Polska dance performances, as well as fun arts and crafts workshops for kids.

15th Years in the Community

From the humble beginnings when Mutiara Damansara was still an up-and-coming hot spot, the neighbourhood shopping centre has diversified into more than just a shopping destination for the community. It has evolved into an inspirational space for all walks of life to meet, shop, dine, learn and create positive memories together.

Throughout the years, IPC managed to strengthen its partnership and has currently achieved more than 95% occupancy rate, while maintaining 46% of their long-term tenants such as Harvey Norman, Popular Bookstore, Padini, Brands Outlet, Spotlight and Ace Hardware. Since the redevelopment in 2017, more than 145 new and existing tenants have come aboard to further enhance the family-friendly environment.

Furthermore, IPC has accelerated its priority for comfort, security, and convenience for the many. Maximising cross-visitation and accessibility, the community-friendly shopping centre recently introduced a new access point to the Mutiara Damansara MRT Station from IPC, as well as link bridges linking IPC and IKEA to The Curve respectively.

“When we had the redevelopment last year, we knew the shopping experience we give to our visitors had to be more than just the physical space. It should be about a variety of factors, and one of it is the convenience in how they are able to access us from the nearest public transportation station and our other neighbours. We are very grateful in the strong partnerships and mutual understanding we have with our tenants, neighbours, as well as shoppers.

Hence, this Christmas serves as a beautiful reminder for us to reflect, and continue to strive to do so much more for the community,” said Karyn Lim, Centre Manager of IPC Shopping Centre.

With the concept of ‘So Much More’, IPC’s sustainability efforts continue to be an integral part of their business. Through everyday efforts, they have included simply ways to give back to the planet, such as using energy saving bulbs and placing waste-specific recycle bins around the shopping centre.

In addition, IPC was the first shopping centre in the Klang Valley to introduce its humble buy-back system through the launch of the Recycling & Buy-Back Centre in 2009. With its new upgrade from the redevelopment, the Recycling & Buy-Back Centre remains as a convenient drop-off point for visitors to get rid of their recyclable waste.

Karyn explained,

“When we adopted the concept ‘so much more’, it held so much meaning to the brand, to our team, and even our partners. There is always so much more we can do – for our shoppers, our community, our tenants, and even our planet. We believe in being so much more than just a shopping centre, because today’s shoppers are looking beyond just shopping – they want an experience. As we head into the next 15 years, we will continue our commitment to our shoppers, visitors, tenants, and partners, to grow alongside with the community, and build a meaningful future.”

With so much more than just festive décor, shoppers will also be rewarded with double delights every time they spend at IPC Shopping Centre from now until 1st January 2019:

  • For one day only, 15 lucky shoppers stand a chance to win RM25,000 worth of prizes during IPC 15th Anniversary Giant Mission Box Giveaway
  • A Giant Mission Box will be set up at the concourse of Level G on 15th December 2018, at 3:00pm
  • Shopper to choose one mission to complete and claim their prize upon completion
  • Redeem one (1) 2019 IPC table calendar and wrapping paper | With a minimum spend of RM100 in a single receipt
  • Redeem one (1) set of stainless steel straw, IPC notebook, table calendar and wrapping paper | With a minimum spend of RM500 in a maximum combination of 2 receipts

IPC’s First Kids Club

During this festive season, IPC Shopping Centre, a family-friendly centre, is also proud to introduce the IPC Små Club – a kids club specially for the little ones. Appropriately named ‘små’ which means ‘small’ in Swedish, the club allows parents with kids age below 12 years old to enjoy more promotions and discounts when they shop at IPC. With one year free membership, parents will get first dibs to any IPC kids’ workshops and activities, as well as receive birthday gifts during their child’s birthday month.

Besides that, one of the many benefits of becoming an IPC Små Club kid is the encouragement kids will get when they recycle at IPC Recycling & Buy Back Centre. For every 1kg worth of recyclable items, our little friends will gain one special Små Club sticker.

For more information about IPC Shopping Centre’s ‘The Swede-est Christmas’, its list of festive activities, or the IPC Små Club, visit http://www.ipc.com.my.