The First McDonalds In Malaysia Is Now ‘Mekdi’ As Part of Celebrating Merdeka Day

Besides that, McDonalds Malaysia also introduces Nasi Lemak McD as part of the Merdeka Day celebration and 37 years of being Malaysian.

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The signage for Mekdi, which is the localised nickname for ‘McD’, short for McDonald’s – is now prominently displayed at McDonald’s Bukit Bintang restaurant, the very first McDonald’s to open its doors in Malaysia back in 1982.

“Over the past 37 years, Malaysians have helped make McDonald’s Malaysia the recognised brand that it is today. As a gesture of appreciation for their continuous support, we decided to embrace the Mekdi name Malaysians have affectionately given us, which is now synoymous with our brand,” said Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of McDonald’s Malaysia, Melati Abdul Hai.

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In celebration of all things Malaysian this month, McDonald’s Malaysia has also introduced Nasi Lemak McD, its own version of a dish beloved by so many Malaysians. The meal comes complete with fragrant coconut rice, crispy anchovies, fresh cucumber, and fried egg, topped with spicy sambal. Customers can also maximise their meal experience by adding on Ayam Goreng McD and a cup of Iced Lemon Tea.

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Recognising the popularity of Nasi Lemak amongst Malaysians, McDonald’s Malaysia has also initiated a nationwide petition on Change.org to rally for Nasi Lemak to be officially recognised as the national dish of Malaysia, with a target of gathering 1 million signatures by Malaysia Day (16 September). To be part of this movement, head over to http://chng.it/LDfjGDJsQs.

Nasi Lemak McD is now available in all McDonald’s Malaysia restaurants nationwide and will be a permanent item on McDonald’s menu, available 24 hours a day.

The Nasi Lemak McD set is only RM5.99 during breakfast hours and is served with an Iced Milo. During regular hours, the set is priced at RM12.99 with 1 piece of Ayam Goreng McD and an Iced Lemon Tea, while it is RM15.99 for 2 pieces of Ayam Goreng McD and an Iced Lemon Tea.

McDonald’s Malaysia – Malaysian at Heart

Since opening its first store in Bukit Bintang in 1982, McDonald’s Malaysia has localised almost its entire business – from its menu, suppliers, franchisees, community, and charity initiatives.

 Localised menu offerings: In addition to its core menu items, McDonald’s Malaysia continuosly introduces menu offerings that are distinctly Malaysian and appeals to local tastebuds, such as the latest Nasi Lemak McD and Extra Spicy Ayam Goreng McD. In fact, Malaysia was one of the first markets in the world to include Ayam Goreng in its menu. Local flavours are also infused in the dessert menu, such as the Cempedak McFlurry, Corn Pie, and Cendol Cone, all of which are currently available at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide.

 Locally sourced ingredients: 80 percent of McDonald’s Malaysia’s ingredients are sourced right here in Malaysia. Everything from chicken, to vegetables, and sauces – including Malaysians’ favourite Chilli Sauce – are produced or sourced locally. Only the freshest and highest quality local ingredients are used in all its exciting menu offerings.
 Restaurants are backed by an all-Malaysian workforce*: McDonald’s Malaysia currently employs 14,000 Malaysians, and the company is committed to providing local employees with equal and quality opportunities for development, training, and career advancement at every level.

 Franchisees are 100 percent Malaysian: McDonald’s Malaysia continues to work closely with local Malaysian entrepreneurs to grow the brand in areas such as Sabah and Sarawak. All 21 of our local franchisees are Malaysian, operating over 30 restaurants across Malaysia.

 Local grassroots activities: McDonald’s restaurants nationwide give back to local communities by organising various initiatives such as meal donations to local charities, Teacher’s Day celebrations as well as flood relief efforts. In 2018 alone, McDonald’s Malaysia held more than 10,000 community engagements.

 Charity initiatives for Malaysian children: Through Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), McDonald’s Malaysia continues to support programmes that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Another initiative close to McDonald’s heart is the ‘Back-to-School’ programme, which has benefitted 23,000 urban poor primary school children since 2017.

Melati added, “While McDonald’s is one of the most renowned global brands, McDonald’s Malaysia prides itself in being a Malaysian company at heart. Our business focuses on Malaysians and understanding their needs, whether through our menu items, charity efforts, or nurturing our talent.”

For more information on McDonald’s exciting menu offerings this Merdeka month, visit http://www.mcdonalds.com.my.

SHERIDAN Re-enters Malaysia With Stylish and Luxurious Spring Summer Collection

It is good to have this Stylish, Elegant and Luxurious Brand to Malaysian market!

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Sheridan, one of Australia’s most loved and coveted bed and bath brands, makes a stylish re-entry into the Malaysian market with the launch of its luxurious Spring Summer 2019 collection at its flagship counter at Parkson Elite Pavilion.

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Already making waves around the world, the new collection features a nature-inspired seasonal palette which draws inspiration from Australia’s signature natural surrounds, and sun-soaked days by the beach.

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At its newly-renovated flagship counter at Parkson Elite Pavilion, Sheridan showcased its latest collection as part of the larger “Make Tomorrow Beautiful” campaign.

Through this launch, Sheridan re-affirmed its commitment to the environment and its desire to make tomorrow beautiful, not only by creating beautiful products, but also by choosing sustainable materials and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.

Speaking at the launch, Sheridan Group General Manager, Mr Paul Gould, said that while artistry and quality have always been synonymous with the brand since its founding over 50 years ago, sustainability is also a key tenet of its identity. In fact, Sheridan’s founder, Claudio Alcorso, not only had a vision to introduce creative thought and beauty into the everyday things of life, he was also a passionate environmentalist.

With that in mind, Sheridan launched its campaign to Make Tomorrow Beautiful – not only by bringing artistry and craft into day-to-day life, but by creating long-lasting, quality products that are produced in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Mr Gould explained that with Sheridan products, customers can sleep easy knowing that they have done something good for the planet, because more than the luxurious fabrics, high thread counts, and soothing artistry, these products were made with the goal of minimizing environmental impact.

Luxurious and long-lasting products

For instance, Sheridan uses only superior long-staple cotton, which, as its name suggests, has been cultivated to have very long fibres. Fabric woven from these fibres is more durable, less prone to pilling, and possesses a softer touch. This means that these sheets can be used for a long time, rather than being replaced after just one or two years of use.
A prime example of the quality of Sheridan’s sheeting fabrics is the Palais range, which is an evergreen classic of enduring luxury. Spun from superior long-staple fibres in a lustrous sateen weave which creates luxuriously soft next-to-skin comfort, these 1,200 thread count sheets also feature a close weave that yields a silky yet durable fabric. The pillow cases and duvet covers are trimmed with Palais’ trademark triple-stitched embroidery, available in a range of designer colours.

Environmental sustainability

Chief amongst its efforts to be environmentally sustainable is the use of fibres and products that minimize environmental impact. For instance, Sheridan uses renewable fibres, like organic cotton and Tencel™. Sheridan’s Organic Cotton collection uses 100% Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton and will be available in Malaysia by October 2019. It comprises fitted sheets, pillow cases, and hand and bath towels, and in continuing its sustainability goals, the fitted sheets and pillow cases come in reusable matching cotton bags.

In addition, Sheridan also uses Tencel™, which is a renewable and innovative cellulosic fibre that leave no trace in nature. This season, Tencel™ is available in the Sanderling bed, which features a botanical jacquard weave made from Tencel Lyocell and cotton blended fibres. This artwork was hand drawn in Sheridan’s design studio, and then interpreted into a weave by its master weaver.

At the same time, Sheridan is continually working towards removing all unnecessary packaging from its products. In the past 12 months, Sheridan has already eliminated 100 tonnes of cardboard from its packaging, and is working to ensure that by 2025, all of its packaging is recyclable or reusable.

Spring Summer 2019 – When beds become art

Turning to the Spring Summer 2019 collection, Mr Gould shared that the inspiration behind the collection was the idea of how we fill the summer days – languid, carefree days by the beach, sun-soaked afternoons in the great outdoors, and respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

True to the brand, Sheridan’s artists interpreted this inspiration through depictions of Australian flora and foliage, using a palette of warm neutrals, hues like coral, rose, wheat and gold, accented with natural greens and blues. All of the artwork that adorns the beds were created in-house by Sheridan’s artists in its Sydney Design Studio. The result is a cohesive collection that soothes, calms and rejuvenates.

Some standouts include the Bellport bed, which features a watercolour print of a contemporary take on Australia’s signature natural surrounds. Rendered in coral, gold, and blue, it celebrates the change of seasons and co-ordinates well with this season’s accessories.

Another featured bed is the Atherton Plantation, which provided a rich counterpoint to the Bellport. Evocative of the inkiest campfire nights, Atherton features rich floral prints against a navy background.

Finally, Sheridan also presented a strong range of decorative accessories, including throw cushions and bed covers rendered in a variety of materials, such as sheep fleece, silk, velvet, and linen, all in beautiful co-ordinating colours.

With such exquisite detailing, thoughtful touches, and conscious resourcing, sleep has never been more alluring. Sheridan’s Spring Summer 2019 collection of quality home products is now available at:

  • its flagship counter at Parkson Elite Pavillion
  • Parkson Elite Gurney (Penang)
  • Sogo KL
  • Isetan KLCC
  • Sogo Southkey (JB).

Prices

  • Palais – Fitted sheet from RM1,100
  • Organic Cotton – Fitted sheet from RM690
  • Sanderling – Bed set from RM2,180
  • Bellport – Bed set from RM2,700
  • Atherton – Bed set from RM2.950

 

VIVO S1 For Stylish Young People

Vivo Malaysia officially launched its newest product, the Vivo S1 for Malaysia.

(L-R) Lewis Zeng, CMO Vivo Malaysia, Mike Xu, CEO Vivo Malaysia and Vivo Star Priscilla Abby officially launching the new Vivo S1

The first unit of the S-Series carries the tagline “Unlock Your Style”, targetted at young consumers who are energetic, stylish, and always keep up with the latest trends.

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The Vivo S1 comes with a range of excellent features such as:

  • Screen Touch ID
  • a 32MP AI Selfie Camera
  • a 4500mAh big battery with Dual-Engine Fast Charging
  • AI Triple Rear Camera and a stylish design with a choice of Diamond Black and Skyline Blue colours.

Mike Xu, CEO of Vivo Malaysia said,

“As a consumer-based technology brand, Vivo wants to meet the increasingly varied needs of Malaysians. Our internal research shows the segmentation of young consumers who wants a stylish smartphone with features that suit their lifestyle. This is what we want to fulfill through the the S-Series.”

Screen Touch ID with Stylish Design

In terms of design, Vivo S1 comes with a Super Amoled Ultra All Screen screen with a screen size of 6.38 inch FHD+, a resolution of 1080 × 2340, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, and a percentage of screen-to-body ratio of 90%.

The Vivo S1 provides a more fun visual experience when watching videos or interacting on social media. The Vivo S1 high resolution screen is also equipped with the Screen Touch ID feature which not only makes it easy to authenticate users, but also more attractive with the latest design visualisation from Vivo.

On the rear, the Vivo S1 uses a Nano-Ion coating technique to produce colour gradations with a stylish light reflection effect. The Vivo S1 is available in two colour choices, namely Diamond Black and Skyline Blue. Trendy colour choices that combine with the 2.5D design also make the Vivo S1 not only look attractive to accompany various activities, but also comfortable to be held.

Clear Photo Results with Smart Camera

The Vivo S1 comes with a 32MP AI Selfie Camera that is equipped with intelligent features such as AI Filter, AI Selfie Lighting, AR Stickers and AI Face Beauty, producing crystal clear images with high-resolution front camera. The Vivo S1 also provides more options for customising photos to be more optimal and expressive.

On the rear, the Vivo S1 carries an AI Triple Rear Camera with a 16MP main camera, 8MP AI Super-Wide Angle Camera for wider photos up to 120 degrees, and 2MP Depth Sensor Camera for smooth portrait or bokeh results. Smart features can also be maximised by users such as AI Portrait Framing, Portrait Mode, and Professional Mode.

Reliable Performance to Support Your Lifestyle

“The Vivo S1 carries the specifications that young consumers look for in choosing a smartphone, such as stylish design, smart cameras, clear visual experience with a wide screen and reliable performance. There also some popular features on the Vivo S1 such as the Ultra Game Mode and Screen Touch ID to make the mobile experience even more enjoyable,” added Mike Xu.

The Vivo S1 has 6GB of RAM and 128GB ROM which provides more memory space for storing videos, music and pictures.

To provide a powerful smartphone experience, the Vivo S1 has a 4,500mAh battery with Dual-Engine Fast Charging processor. A combination of processors that save power and high battery capacity makes the Vivo S1 perfect to actively support a variety of consumer activities for a longer time.

The Vivo S1 runs on the latest Funtouch OS 9 operating system based on Android 9.0 Pie, with Smart Button and AI Jovi features. The Vivo S1 also comes with Ultra Game Mode with Multi-Turbo and Competition Mode which helps the smartphone’s performance become smoother when playing games and whilst saving battery life.

Availability

The Vivo S1 is available for pre-orders from now till 26 July 2019 and available for sale on 27 July 2019 at all Vivo Concept Stores, collaboration partners, authorised dealers nationwide for RM1,099.

The public may pay RM50 and get RM100 instant rebate when they pre-order their Vivo S1 at the Vivo Concept Stores. Pre-order buyers will enjoy an exclusive gift of a Vshare K1-Bluetooth Speaker.

Online, the Vivo S1 is available for pre-order on Lazada, Shopee, Presto Mall and Vivo Store. Pre-order buyers who purchase online will also receive a mystery gift.

Key Specifications:
• Screen Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor
• 32MP Selfie Camera
• 4,500mAh high capacity battery
• Dual Engine Fast Charging
• 16MP+8MP+2MP AI Triple Camera
• 6.38 Full HD+ Super Amoled Ultra All Screen
• Mediatek Helio P65 Octa Core processor
• 6GB RAM & 128GB ROM
• Diamond Black and Skyline Blue Colours
• Funtouch OS 9 (based on Android 9.0 Pie)
For more information, head over to Vivo Malaysia’s website https://www.vivo.com/my and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VivoMalaysia.

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ABOUT VIVO

Vivo is a leading global technology company committed to creating trendsetting smart mobile products and services. Vivo is devoted to forming a vibrant mobile internet ecosystem, and currently owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centers in San Diego, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou and Taipei. These centers focus on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies including 5G, AI, mobile photography and next-generation smartphone design. Vivo has also set up 5 production bases around the world across China, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Vivo has over two hundred million users enjoying its mobile products and services around the world. Vivo is present in 18 markets globally and features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide.

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.

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:

‘Lick It, Crunch It’ to Enjoy Creamy Crunchy Eperience with Oreo Chocolate Coated

It tastes wonderful, creamy yet crunchy and you will feel good when eating them!

Oreo Stays Playful with the Launch of Oreo Chocolate Coated - [L-R] Mico Chia, Brand Manager, Oreo, Simon Crowther, Senior Marketing Manager, Biscuits and Snacks (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand), Arpan Sur, Associat

Oreo, the world’s leading biscuit brand under confectionary powerhouse Mondelēz International, introduces its latest product variant to the Malaysian market, the Oreo Chocolate Coated.

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The new Oreo Chocolate Coated is a collaboration between Mondelēz International’s two favourites brands, which are Oreo and Cadbury Dairy Milk.

The iconic crunchy Oreo cookie is coated with the smooth and creamy Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, creating a creamy and crunchy texture, giving way to a more enhanced and indulgent eating experience.

Oreo Chocolate Coated also brings forth an all-new twist on the iconic “Twist, Lick, Dunk” eating ritual. With the Oreo cookie being coated in Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, a new eating ritual “Lick It, Crunch It” is introduced for the Oreo Chocolate Coated. Now, the iconic cookie not only provides its loyal fans a new way to indulge in their favourite cookie, but also challenges them to always be ready to try something new.

Speaking at the launch of Oreo Chocolate Coated, Simon Crowther, Senior Marketing Manager, Biscuits and Snacks (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand), said

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“We wanted to create a product that breaks free from the conventional mold of our other product variations, while still ensuring that it is something our consumers would turn to whenever they feel in need of a snack. As a brand that prides itself on its playfulness, we believe that the introduction of Oreo Chocolate Coated will inspire our consumers to stay playful in their ways of coming up with more creative and fun ways of indulging in the Oreo Chocolate Coated”.

This latest product variant first launched overseas in regions such as South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia and India and was very warmly received.

Made in Egypt, the Oreo Chocolate is now making its debut in the South East Asian market, with Malaysia being the first to host a media launch.

The new Oreo Chocolate Coated is now available in chocolate aisles and checkout counters, retailing nationwide at RM2.70.

Mondelēz International leads the future of snacking with their tagline “Snacking Made Right” which aims to inspire consumers to snack right — with the right snacks, made the right way, at the right moment. Mondelēz International believes in always thinking ahead by innovating boldly with speed and excellence in order to ensure that they stay ahead of market demand and their consumers.

For more information on the all-new Oreo Chocolate Coated, check out:

 

DELL Technologies Unified Workspace Revolutionises New Way People Work

This new platform integrates software, services and hardware together to make the future of work a reality.

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As the future-of-work concept becomes a reality for organisations worldwide, employees demand the flexibility to work, collaborate and innovate anytime, anywhere and in any way they want.

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Businesses must provide this type of environment to attract new talent and keep their current employees engaged, productive and secure with devices personalised for their needs. Yet IT departments are often unable to focus on transformative initiatives for employee experience as they spend the majority of their time mired in run-the-business tasks like PC deployment, help desk requests, and monitoring and troubleshooting.

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Dell Technologies introduces Unified Workspace to help IT transform the end-user experience.

This visionary approach to end-user computing will give workers a frustration-free, ready-to-work experience, while enabling IT with automated, open and intelligent solutions for unified management. Dell Technologies Unified Workspace will revolutionise the way IT admins assist and enable their end users with device selection, deployment, security, management and support through flexible, scalable services and solutions that integrate with any customer environment, regardless of OS, device and cloud environment.

“IT departments today still struggle with basic tasks like PC deployment, help desk requests, and monitoring and troubleshooting, and are often unable to focus on transformative initiatives for employee experience. What they need is a solution that gives employees a frustration-free, ready-to-work experience, while enabling IT with automated, open and intelligent solutions for unified management. Dell Technologies Unified Workspace platform does just that – enabling IT admins to assist and enable their end-users with device selection, deployment, security, management and support in any customer environment, regardless of OS, device and cloud preference.”explained KT Ong, Country Manager – Malaysia, Dell Technologies.

Enabling IT to empower workers

Dell Technologies Unified Workspace helps make customers’ workforce transformation a reality by allowing IT to streamline time-consuming, complex, yet critical tasks with capabilities that provide visibility, insights and automation. The integrated platform allows customers to begin wherever they need the most help – whether it’s in the selection process or deployment or even security or management – and then move to the next priority until they have the full Unified Workspace experience to enable IT and empower workers.

Modernising PC deployment and management from the cloud

Traditional PC lifecycle management (PCLM) is high-touch, expensive and does not scale to increasingly mobile and remote workers. With VMware Workspace ONE as the backbone of Dell Technologies Unified Workspace, customers can utilise unified endpoint management technology to modernise how they deploy, manage and secure their Dell devices.

Once a device is deployed, unified endpoint management capabilities from Workspace ONE make it possible for customers to move beyond traditional PCLM with cloud policy management, streamlined application delivery, automated patching and improved device health monitoring and diagnostics. Workspace ONE delivers a unified, digital workspace experience as employees can seamlessly access any native, SaaS or internal application with single sign on from any device.

Through our integration with Microsoft, customers will benefit from Microsoft 365, Workspace ONE, and Dell Provisioning and Deployment Services seamlessly enabling world-class, modern IT deployment and end-user productivity.

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JOHNSONS Introduces New Johnson’s Ultra Gentle For Babies

Malaysian moms’s No. 1 choice, JOHNSON’S pushed the envelope of gentleness for baby by introducing the New JOHNSON’S: a range of baby products with Ultra Gentle formulas that contain 0% parabens, phthalates, sulfates and dyes and designed to be irritation free for baby and toddlers’ delicate and developing skin.

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New JOHNSON‘S is more than a reformulation exercise, it represents a reinvention of the total JOHNSON’S baby care range from the user or parents’s [perspective. It is also created with the brand’s 125 years’ experience and in-depth knowledge in baby skin and manufacturing science.

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To create the New JOHNSON’S range of products, we put parents at the center, listening to more than 26,000 parents from around the world and paired their feedback with the latest science to shape and refine our products inside and out. The result is JOHNSON’S gentlest range of baby care products ever, raising the bar of our Best for Baby standard from the formulation to packaging design.”Mr. Prashant Mahalingam, Country Director, Consumer at Johnson & Johnson Malaysia.

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Marking its biggest re-launch-to-date, the New JOHNSON’S sets the new standard for gentle through the selection of purposeful ingredients and complete ingredient transparency. Boasting a new packaging design and easy-to-understand labels for parents to recognize products for children of different ages and stages of development, the products are created using ingredients that are assessed and have undergone a rigorous safety-assurance process, promising parents a greater peace of mind.

“Safety is and will always be our number 1 priority, with every JOHNSON’S product designed to meet or exceed the top internationally recognized regulatory standards.”

What has changed in the New JOHNSON’S?

  • Purposeful ingredient choice-considered every single ingredient in the range, rejecting over 400 ingredients during the reformulation. Ingredients portfolio have been reduced by over 50% with naturally-derived oils like coconut and cottonseed replacing ingredients like mineral oil. The new range has 0% parabens, phthalates, sulfates and dyes-less than 2% of cosmetic ingredients globally meets these standards of gentleness.
  • Fragrances designed with mom and baby in mind-Smell, memory and emotion are intimately connected, with decades of research showing that multi-sensory experiences are a key part of happy, healthy baby development. JOHNSON’S has not only retained the iconic scents for which their classic products are known and loved for, but also designed to maximize bonding moments.between parent and baby. All the fragrances are now formulated to be free of allergens, and continue to follow the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) global standards.
  • Parent-friendly packaging-The New JOHNSON’S bottles are now equipped with pumps designed for easier and one-handed use for parents, so mom and dad’s attention can remain focused on the baby.
  • Products specially designed for every age and stage in a baby’s life-JOHNSONS’S products do not just simply cleanse and moisturize, each are specially formulated to address special skin needs of babies and to turn moments of care into opportunities to strengthen babies’ connection to their parents and to nurture their healthy development. The new range features 4 ‘Ages & Stages’ to help parents easily navigate between the products within their ranges. The New JOHNSONS’S baby care range is suitable for minutes old newborn babies to 6-year-old kids.

Reasons babies require gentle products

To help Malaysian mothers understand why newborns and toddlers need gentle skin care, Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Ismail, Consultant Pediatrician and Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Association lends his presence at the launch to answer some frequently asked questions from moms. He explained that infant’s skin is under-developed and is therefore delicate and requires gentle cleansing and care.

“A newborn’s epidermis or the outmost layer of skin is 30% thinner than adults. It means it cannot absorb and retain moisture in the skin and is prone to moisture evaporation and dry skin”

With baby skin already vulnerable to losing moisture, strong cleansers will only disrupt the skin barrier even more, causing further dehydration. As such, parents need to select gentle cleansers that do not disrupt baby’s delicate skin and keep the skin barrier hydrated and in healthy condition with moisturizing.

Why you should CHOOSE gentle

“At JOHNSON’S, we have always been committed to delivering only the best for babies. We have never been more passionate in advocating for parents to CHOOSE gentle, that is to select the gentlest baby care products for their little one.” shared Mr. Prashant Mahalingam.

Excited about the JOHNSON’S CHOOSE gentle campaign, several celebrity mothers attended the launch to show their support.

“As my little boy is actively crawling and constantly on all fours on the various floor surfaces at home, I have to ensure his skin is well moisturized and protected so that he can enjoy his exploration and develop happily.” said actress and model Amyra Rosli who became a mother in 2017, and advocate of gentle baby care products for 1 year 7 months old Aqeef Anaqi Amar.

Comedian actress and well-known radio announcer Gan Mei Yan also advocates Malaysian moms to CHOOSE gentle. The mother of two recommends JOHNSON’S CottonTouch Wash and Lotion for newborns and infants below 12 months.

“I believe every newborn deserves the gentlest baby care products. This ultra-light, easy-to-rinse wash and lightweight lotion with no sticky residue allow me to get a good grip of my little Seng Sum during bath and change. It gives me even more confidence to handle her, even though I have had experience caring for Seng Jo. And the smell..it makes her even more lovable to hug and hold. Expecting moms, you need this JOHNSON’S gentlest baby care for newborns!

The New JOHNSON’S range of baby care products will be available at major outlets nationwide starting June 2019.

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HONOR Newest Addition: Honor 20 Lite Is Now In Malaysia

HONOR announced  the latest addition to the HONOR series, the HONOR 20 Lite is launched in Malaysia!

 

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Thoughtfully designed for the way we connect, communicate and express ourselves through images and videos, the HONOR 20 Lite is packed with HONOR’s industry leading smartphone cameras: a triple-lens rear camera, wide-angle lens, and breakthrough 32MP selfie camera that helps users make the most of every moment, along with a comprehensive list of top features.

 

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“To better meet young people’s needs of technology, design, personal expression and community engagement, we are committed to delivering the latest premium features at an accessible level for them,” said George Zhao, President of HONOR.

“Aware of the unique way the young people want to express themselves, HONOR is working tirelessly to refine its camera capabilities. The pioneering 32MP front camera and triple-lens camera system in the HONOR 20 Lite have been created for the socially active and highly visual generation to help them capture the most precious moments in life effortlessly and co-create a new lifestyle together.”

Recognized for innovative devices with advanced features and a well-placed marketing strategy, HONOR not only reigns supreme in its home country as the No.1 smartphone e-brand, but achieved remarkable results overseas with a 170% growth in global sales in 2018.

In 2018, HONOR was a Top 5 smartphone brand in market share in Russia, Finland, Germany, Italy, France, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine and Czech Republic, based on a GfK report. In Europe, HONOR has experienced an explosive growth in sales volume since its entry, with a 200% increase in the UK and 500% increase in Spain, according to market-level data.

“The smartphone evolution is moving at a fast pace, and with competition so stiff, brands will need to constantly innovate to cater to changing consumer demands while remaining competitively priced. We commend HONOR for introducing yet another quality smartphone to the local market, this time with wide-angle lens and an industry-leading selfie camera, so that you look your best in every shot. This also reflects our beliefs in providing affordable products without compromising quality, or making luxury goods more accessible to Malaysians, looking at how costs are on a constant rise. We are privileged to be a partner in this HONOR 20 Lite exclusive launch as well as the HONOR Super Brand Day which offers users the best of HONOR when they shop on Shopee. We look forward to working closely with HONOR to offer Malaysians an excellent service to stay connected with one another,” said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director, Shopee.
Key features of the HONOR 20 Lite

Triple-Lens Camera to Capture What You See

The HONOR 20 Lite’s 24MP primary camera captures the view with breath-taking realism, rich in detail, sharpness and colour. With the f/1.8 wide-aperture lens and the Quadra CFA sensor, the camera system boosts light sensitivity and lets more light pass through, allowing for epic shots in low-light environments.

The 120-degree ultra-wide angle lens is a feature you will only see in premium smartphones. You will be able to capture the full scene (e.g. iconic buildings, full view of long beach, panoramic city view), regardless of where you are.

To elevate the photography game, the Super Night Shoot mode effortlessly produces silky smooth night shots without a tripod, while the AI multi-scene recognition, capable of recognizing 22 categories of objects and 500+ scenarios, helps you create professional-grade photographs with ease.

Breakthrough 32MP Selfie Camera

The HONOR 20 Lite’s AI-enhanced 32 MP selfie camera is HONOR’s best front-facing camera setup yet. It takes selfies to another level, effortlessly converting selfies into 2.3×1.7m-sized celebrity posters without compromising details. The built-in AI beauty algorithms intelligently touch up selfies based on gender, age and skin tone, creating the most perfect yet natural look you could ever want.

With the AI backlighting imaging technology, the HONOR 20 Lite’s selfie camera makes sure the most flattering amount of light is well-captured under any conditions – be it backlight, sidelight or front light. The impressive lighting capabilities are made possible by the flawless combination of a 32MP ISO-enhanced lens, the screen ring light-filling technology and the Quadra sensor.

Impeccable Experiences across All Dimensions

The powerful combination of hardware and software delivers an upgraded and flagship-like experience that helps you get the most out of everything you do – all in your palm.

The HONOR 20 Lite is an exquisitely-crafted art piece in an avant-garde gradient design that comes with two beautiful finishes –Phantom Blue and Phantom Red. It is ergonomic with a 3D curved body and rounded corners. With a minimalist dew-drop notch and an over 90% screen-to-body ratio, its 6.21-inch FullView HD screen creates an immersive entertainment experience.

The HONOR 20 Lite is powered by a Kirin 710 chipset that delivers a seamless and fast experience, comparable to that of a flagship smartphone. The 4GB RAM further enhances the processing speeds, while 128GB storage enables you to keep your favourite moments and bring all the hit TV dramas on-the-go.

Based on the EMUI 9.0 operating system, the HONOR 20 Lite enables a smarter life. The EMUI 9.0, optimized by the latest Android 9 system, represents an overall software upgrade that features a concise user interface, enhances data management system and optimises user experience. Not only is it your dedicated, caring personal assistant that counts calories in every meal with just a scan of the food, but also your public library that answers all of the questions.

Availability

In conjunction with the launch, Shopee will be organizing a Super Brand Day from 22 April to 26 April 2019, offering deals on selected HONOR products.

The HONOR 20 Lite 4GB RAM + 128 GB ROM will be available exclusively on Shopee and HONOR’s website hihonor.com/my beginning 24 April 2019, pricing at RM949.

First 500 purchases of the HONOR 20 Lite made on Shopee will be entitled to a branded drawstring bag and RM30 worth of Shopee Coins, while the subsequent 1,000 purchases will be entitled to an HONOR gift box and RM30 worth of Shopee Coins. Meanwhile, the first 50 purchases made on hihonor.com/my will be entitled to an HONOR gift box.

The HONOR 20 Lite will also be available at HONOR Experience Stores nationwide beginning 26 April 2019. The first 500 purchases will be entitled to a branded drawstring bag.