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.

Radiate Your Skin With PIXY’s New “Make It Glow” Series

It is not easy to get a glowing skin, but it is now with PIXY’s New Make It Glow series.

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These products enables your skin to radiate and glow at any time throughout the day with just a SINGLE application.

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Available exclusively at at Watsons, PIXY’s Make It Glow series is made up of THREE different types of base makeup:

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  • Make It Glow Dewy Cushion (15g)-RM54.90
    -Packaged in a convenient cushion form for easy access and reapplication of makeup, this base product flawlessly covers blemishes and evens out facial skin tone to give the skin a natural glowy look. The light texture and high coverage of the product ensures that the skin continues to radiate for up to 10 hours without the oily feeling. Available shades for the Make It Glow Dewy Cushion include 101 Light Beige, 201 Neutral Beige and 301 Medium Beige.
  • Make It Glow Silky Powdery Cake (10g)-RM24.90
    -This two-way cake powder that works in replacement of a foundation applies on softly and seamlessly onto skin without comprising on coverage and glow. Embedded with the fine particles of Smooth Polished Powder, the product blends into the skin to give it a natural no makeup look that lasts up to 10 hours. Due to its lightweight and easy-to-apply nature, the product is perfect for those who are looking for a fuss-free high coverage powder tat can be used daily. Shades for the Make It Glow Silky Powdery Cake include 101 Light Beige, 201 Neutral Beige, 301 Medium Beige and 401 Sandy Beige.
  • Make It Glow Beauty Skin Primer (25ml)-RM28.90
    -To ensure long-lasting base makeup, one of not -to-be-missed products before anything else is the primer. PIXY’s Make It Glow primer specially works to cover uneven skin tones as well as to camouflage dark spots or wrinkles, thus brightening up overall complexion of the face with just one product. Encapsulated with moisturizer properties as well, this primer is the perfect combination with either the Make It Glow Dewy Cushion or the Make It Glow Silky powdery Cake for that perfect healthy looking skin.

All containing moisturizing botanical extracts such as Olive Oil, Jojoba and Yuzu extract that give the skin a healthy complexion and natural-looking glow without comprising the coverage.

PIXY’s Make It Glow is part of the new rebranding for PIXY commencing this year in creating a clear brand positioning towards the current and overall cosmetics category targeting the trends of youth lifestyle and showcasing the brand’s new image of feminine, simple, chic and modern.

The natural moisturizing extracts also helps nourish the skin from the inside, thus offering a healthy glow. Formulated with Light Reflection Technology that is seamlessly embedded into the Make It Glow series, the radiant effect is produced when light bounces off the skin. Working together with this special technology is the Smooth Polished Powder that blends into the skin to give the base makeup a longer lasting staying power, thereby allowing makeup to stay intact for up to 10 hours. All products also come with SPF with a range of 23 to 35, coupled with PA++ to PA+++ for optimum skin protection from the harmful UVB and UVA rays.

“The beauty industry is now seeing a major shift towards a beauty trend many dubbed as “glowy”, “dewy” or “glossy”. this essentially means having an incandescent and radiant complexion that looks like you are glowing from within. At Watsons, we always listen to our customers and partner with innovative brands such as PIXY to offer latest beauty offerings. The J-beauty industry is one of the biggest forces driving the beauty industry worldwide. PIXY’s new Make It Glow series will be no doubt bring new excitement to our customers in wanting to enhance their daily beauty results.” said Caryn Loh, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia.

During the PIXY “Make It Glow” series media launch event, the media had an opportunity to witness the launch of new make-up series and also a “glow” make-up tutorial session with make-up guru Teyn Athirah using PIXY’s “Make It Glow” base make-up products.

The winner of the #PIXYMakeItGlow Contest Review was also announced where the 10 key influencers were requested to upload their photos of their face with a sunray touch and natural glowing look using medium and close-up angles ad invite their fans to join the contest as well with hashtag #ThewayIGlow.

The top 3 winners are then selected based on the best 3 photos with the #ThewayIGlow statement (how they glow inside out). The winners received make-up beauty boxes, PIXY MIG boxes and Watsons vouchers.

Present at the event beside the Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia are Dexter Lee, President of Mandom Malaysia, Shinichi Takata, Senior Executive of Mandom Malaysia, Danny Hoh, Customer Director of Watsons Malaysia, Thoren Tan, Trading Director of Watsons Malaysia and Caryn Tan, Sales Division General Manager of Mandom Malaysia.

“As for PIXY, Mandom uses its cosmetics expertise and technology to develop quality cosmetics for Asian women. PIXY products are created with the Japan quality standards with formulation that are compatible and clinically tested safe for the Asian women’s skin starting from its very first based series which is UV Whitening PerfectFit series and now Make It Glow series!

We are grateful to be able to launch PIXY Make It Glow series in Watsons. As we all know, Watsons is rated as Asia’s No.1 Drugstore/Pharmacy, we have trusted and valued Watsons’s support for the brand. As of today, we have expanded  to more than 500 Watsons stores nationwide and available via online. Now I am excited to announce the new series of PIXY, the Make It Glow range, our first premium based series!”, said Dexter Lee.

Thi products series are available exclusively at Watsons stores and Watsons Online.

GIGABYTE Announced Latest Content Creator and Gaming Laptops

GIGABYTE  introduced its latest iteration of the AERO 15 Classic line-up targeted at content creators, and the refreshed AORUS line-ups for gamers.

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Each of its line-ups are bolstered with the latest NVIDIA GeForce® GTX and RTX-series alongside Intel’s 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.

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Titled “Creation on the Go,” the media launch highlights GIGABYTE’s push to enrich and increase the output capabilities of content creators through the AERO 15 Classic. The event saw multiple speakers from GIGABYTE, NVIDIA, as well as Malaysian 3D & motion designer, Ismail Amir Abdullah.

A Response to Content Creation

GIGABYTE’s Vice President, Mr. Steven Chen believes that content creators are a niche that reflects the brand’s value and proposition for quality products.

“Content creators today have to take on a responsive and adaptable role when it comes to communicating with their fans. Having the ability to educate, entertain and express stories are crucial in building a loyal and expansive following. With our latest Aero 15 Classic, GIGABYTE aims to redefine the future laptop market by creating products that best fit content creators’ needs. We project that our latest release can help create a new wave of Brilliant Creators with the support of powerful and high-quality devices from GIGABYTE.”

Ms. Oreo Lee, Account Manager & Sales

AERO 15 Classic: 8 Core Mobile Processor, Industry Largest 94Wh Battery and other Premium Features

The AERO 15 Classic notebook comes with the top-notch 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 and i9 processor, delivering excellent computing power to every user. The 8-core processor is capable of up to a 5.0GHz clock speed, translating to a 25% performance score increase compared to its predecessor.

Partnering with tech giants Intel and Microsoft, AERO 15 Classic was built with the “All Intel Inside” concept, making it the world’s first AI (Artificial Intelligence) enabled high-performance laptop series. The automatic AI detects and learns based on a user’s work habits, constantly switching power between the CPU and GPU to assist users in experiencing the best performance without impeding in their needs.

The AERO 15 Classic comes:

  • with a 94Wh large battery, providing up to 8 hours of battery life to enhance work performance
  • As for graphic cards, The AERO 15 Classic comes with the latest GeForce® RTX™ 20 series GPU, supporting Real Time Ray Tracing, deep learning technology (DLSS) and NVIDIA Adaptive Shading® (NAS) adaptive shading.
  • its other premium components of the AERO 15 Classic line-up also introduces: an Intel® 760p SSD, Thunderbolt™ 3 port, Intel® based Killer™ 1550 Wi-Fi adapter, AUO 4K screen, Sharp GZO 240Hz panel, LG for 144Hz FHD panels, Samsung® for memory modules, Killer™ Wi-Fi chip, X-Rite™ Pantone®, and Nahimic™ 3 sound technology.

All these components reflect the product’s line of premium and high standards through build & design.

Inviting the Rising 3D Animator: Mr. Ismail’s Experience as a content creator

In support of the media launch, a rising star for 3D & motion design, Mr. Ismail Amir bin Abdullah (IG: @amr_render) was also in attendance. During his presentation, Mr. Ismail shared his personal experiences utilizing the AERO 15 Classic and how his overall workflow performance increased significantly as well as his ability to translate his latest ideas straight onto the laptop due to its form factor.

“Having experienced a content creator-first laptop for an extended period is definitely a game-changer. In the past, I used to be conscious when relying on my old laptops which was designed aggressively to appeal to gamers,” he says.

“Having the AERO 15 Classic gives me confidence in both producing my work due to its performance and sleek design. Its artificial intelligence (AI) software embedded within the laptop allows extreme levels of multi-tasking (Cinema 4D, After Effect, Photoshop, Illustrator, Daz Studio, Octane render, etc) which is suitable for my rendering needs. Not forgetting, its well-ventilated design features also ensures that my output is consistent with the standards I’ve set for myself,” he adds.

Introducing The Gaming Product Line: AORUS

GIGABYTE also introduced AORUS laptops as the gaming product line for GIGABYTE Group, including AORUS 5, AORUS 7 and AORUS 15. The highlight was the AORUS 15, which was introduced as the best performance laptop under 1 inch, which its 3D scores is in lead among others.

These slim notebooks use the same WINDFORCE Technology from our renowned AORUS graphics card specialist team, giving the laptop best thermal dissipation to boost its performance while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing design. The AORUS 15 arrives with a 240 Hz panel option for those seeking for a better visual gaming experience. For mainstream gamers, AORUS 5 and AORUS 7 has packs the LG® IPS 144Hz panel and Samsung® for memory modules, Killer™ Wi-Fi adapter, NAHIMIC™ sound technology, Intel® processor, Intel® SSD, and the NVIDIA® graphics processor.

Both the AERO and AORUS product lines are targeted to be available in Malaysia by the 15th of July through selected distributorships and dealers.

For more information on GIGABYTE Malaysia, please:

Get Rewarded When You Buy Pack Of TROPICANA

Let;s join the TROPICANA Contest held in conjunction with the introduction of Tropicana Essentials to Malaysians.

Tropicana, the World’s No. 1 brand in packaged 100% Juice and Nectars is holding a rewarding contest to give away cash prizes to its loyal consumers from 1 to 31 July.

This contest celebrates the recent launch of Tropicana Essentials, a range that provides Malaysians with much needed daily nutrition to support their busy, fast-paced lifestyles.

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The THREE new variants under the range, which include:

  • Orange Blend
  • Mango Blend
  • Banana Blend

“We are always looking for new, fun and interesting variants for our consumers to enjoy. The introduction of Tropicana Essentials Orange Blend, Mango Blend and Banana Blend give consumers additional options to pick from. By creating this new range, we believe that we can encourage more Malaysians to make healthier consumption choices, helping them to take care of their own health and wellbeing while keeping up with their daily routines,” said Santharuban T. Sundaram, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Alternate Business at Etika Sdn Bhd.

To be one of the lucky winners to walk away with the cash prize is easy. All participants have to do is:

  1. purchase Tropicana Essentials or any of their favourite variants from the refreshing Tropicana range worth RM10 and above in a single receipt at all participating TESCO, Giant, AEON and AEON Big outlets
  2.  type ETIKA (space) last 5 digits of receipt number (space) receipt date (space) MyKad number (space) Name (space) City
  3. send the details to the number provided via WhatsApp
  4. retain the original receipt as proof of purchase.

The number of entry entitlements will differ, depending on the purchase volume and type of Tropicana product.

Consumers can get three (3) entries when they purchase Tropicana Essentials 330ml; three (3) entries when they purchase Tropicana 100% Orange Juice 1L; three (3) entries when they purchase Tropicana Coconut Water 1L; two (2) entries when they purchase Tropicana PET Twisters 1.5L Twin Pack; and one (1) entry when they purchase Tropicana PET Twisters 1.5L.

The total cash prize value of RM38,000 consists of 10 Grand Prizes worth RM500 each, 50 Main Prizes worth RM300 each and 180 Consolation Prizes worth RM100 each.

“We want to reward our loyal fans for their continuous support and love for our beloved Tropicana brand. At the same time, we want to encourage consumers to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. We hope to continue delighting our consumers and we will do so by bringing more interesting offers to them in future,” added Santharuban.

For more information on the contest, please visit Tropicana Malaysia Facebook Page or http://www.etikaholdings.com/campaigns.

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.

 

Four Finalist Selected for GUARDIAN Are You ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’ 3rd Semi Finals

16 Finalist have been chosen so far for the Guardian Malaysia ARE YOU ‘THE FACE OF HEALTHY BEAUTY’.

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After a hard-fought semi-finals where each of the 25 shortlisted semi-finalists had to go through challenges that display their aptitude and personality to deservedly earn the title ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’, four finalists emerged to progress to the Grand Finals to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 27 July 2019.

Four finalists from the central region. (From left) Karyll Chee, Alwizah Al Yafii, Nurul Ezzaty, and Nur Aimi

The FOUR finalists from the Central region were:

1. Alwizah Al Yafii Binti Ahmad Kamal
2. Karyll Chee Kar-Yee
3. Nur Aimi Binti Abdul Ghani
4. Nurul Ezzaty Binti Hasbullah

Lawyer and mother of two teenage boys, Alwizah Al Yafii Binti Ahmad Kamal, 45, from Kuala Lumpur, was very happy and very surprised to be picked as a finalist.

“I really thought I did not stand a chance against such an accomplished group of semi-finalists who were so beautiful, so young, so confident with so much energy, from different walks of life and who mostly held professional jobs. So this win was really unexpected for me and I still can’t believe it. I’m so happy,” she said.

Alwizah said she wasn’t a ‘pageant’ person but she was a firm believer on being healthy especially now when women say they don’t have time to keep healthy because of work commitments.

“I want to be an ambassador for health and beauty because this is my passion,” she added.

Alwizah who counts Tun Mahathir as her idol says like Tun she wants to keep on working until she is in her nineties so keeping healthy is very important. And being the oldest semi-finalist in the Central region she feels she is on her way to achieving that goal.

Alwizah who didn’t have time to prepare for the contest due to her busy work schedule and mundane duties as a mother also said that she applauded Guardian for conducting this search because it shows that the ordinary women such as young working mothers and working women can be healthy and beautiful as well.

“We are not superstars, movie stars or celebrities. We want to show that we are normal women with normal problems and yet we can strive to be healthy and beautiful at the same time.”

More personal details on these first four finalists can be found on the contest microsite at https://theface.guardian.com.my.

The last semi-finals will be held in Kota Kinabalu Sabah on 7 July.

At the launch of this nation-wide search in May this year, Soren Lauridsen, CEO, South East Asia, Guardian Health And Beauty Sdn Bhd said:

“This search for The Face of Healthy Beauty is NOT a Beauty contest. In our books, the Healthy Beauty, is a person who lives life to the fullest in a healthy way, and has a distinctive style and pleasant personality. She is someone with a positive attitude, gives priority to being healthy first; and looks after her physical beauty too.”

Each winner will:

  • sign a one-year contract as Guardian Brand Ambassador that comes with RM10,000 cash
  • RM10,000 Guardian vouchers
  • RM5,000 each for them to give to a charity organization of their choice
  • Will be featured on the Cover of Guardian’s Brand Catalogues and other collaterals and will receive products from participating sponsors

Soren explains that the Healthy Beauty concept is at the core of Guardian’s brand philosophy and that this concept was borne from a consumer insight that good health is the foundation of true beauty.

“We discovered that our customers believe that true beauty comes from a healthy physical and mental state of being,” Soren said.

By focusing on this consumer need since its very first store at The Weld 52 years ago, Guardian, has become the store to go to for health and beauty needs.

He said:

“While these basic needs have remained, consumption trends have evolved driven by changing lifestyles and economic circumstances. Health and beauty are no longer as clearly defined as they used to be. They have been intertwined. Guardian too, has evolved. From being the health and beauty store, our mission now is to inspire our customers to live a healthy and beautiful life.”

“To achieve our mission, we have trained our team members to be beauty and health care advisors, while continuing to offer the latest and most innovative health and beauty products,” Soren added.

Touted as the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia, this search for ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’ is open to all Malaysian females aged 18 years and above. Entries were submitted online at https://theface.guardian.com.my.

Participants needed to upload a 30 second video of themselves indicating ‘Why they want to be The Face of Healthy Beauty?’ or write in not more than 100 words why they want to be The Face of Healthy Beauty.

One hundred (100) shortlisted participants will be selected to attend each semi-final to be held at Johor Bahru City Square, Gurney Plaza Penang, Central i-City Mall Shah Alam and 1Borneo Hypermall Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Four semi-finalists from each region will attend the Grand Finals in Shah Alam on 27 July 2019.

In addition to the four winners, there will be eight category winners to be awarded by sponsors. These are: Most Healthy (Blackmores), Most Elegant (Bio-essence), Most Youthful (Garnier), Most Expressive Eyes (L’Oréal), Most Passionate (Maybelline), Most Confident (Nivea), Most Cheerful (Safi) and Most Charming (TRESemmé)

Guardian customers can also vote, from 8 July – 24 July 2019 on the microsite, for their favourite finalist to win at the Grand Finals. The votes received for each finalist will contribute towards 50% of the total scores at the Grand Finals. Customers can earn more votes with purchases at Guardian. For one vote, no purchase is required; for 5 Votes, they need to purchase any item from Guardian and for 10 Votes, they need to purchase any participating sponsor brands in a single receipt.

If that particular contestant wins in the Grand Finals, then she will do a draw to pick her lucky voter. A total 4 draws will be done. Each Winner will pick 1 voter. The selected voter will be rewarded with RM500 worth of Guardian vouchers.

Furthermore, there is also a Scan & Win contest for customers from 10 June to 7 July 2019. QR codes will be placed in Guardian stores for customers to scan. After scanning the QR code, they just need to answer four questions related to healthy beauty. After answering, they will receive an instant voucher for their next purchase.

More details of the search, and the full terms and conditions for participation are available at https://theface.guardian.com.my.

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