COWAY ‘KECIL’ For Cosmopolitan Homes

Sleek and slim, the NEW Coway water purifier offers direct water purification system and digital temperature panel.

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Small but smart like Malaysia’s fabled Sang Kancil, the water purifier which features direct filtration technology with minimalist design will be available from end of July 2020 onwards.

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Aptly named, Kecil (meaning small in Malay) shows that great things come in small packages. Its USPs can be summarized as “7-1-0”:

• 7-inch wide – it is compact, small and powerful!
• 1 Touch digital panel – providing a convenient water extraction experience
• 0 Seconds – the amount of time it takes to get clean and safe water from Kecil – with Coway’s direct filtration technology

Available in sago beige colour, it is specially designed for discerning and minimalist house owners with space-saving needs.

Coway Kecil water purifier brings life-changing, clean water with urban Malaysian families in mind,” said Coway Malaysia’s Managing Director Kyle Choi Ki Ryong at the special virtual launch event hosted at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).

The launch featured Anslem Roy, one of Asia’s leading illusionists, who made the Coway Kecil water purifier ‘magically’ appear on stage in a sleek performance which delighted the audience!

The slim yet nifty water purifier offers infinite possibilities to “Change Your Life” – from a refreshing cold beverage to a steaming bowl of noodles with your loved ones in a jiffy. Coway Kecil is a perfect fit for cosmopolitan lifestyles.

“With a large number of residential properties at an average size of 1,000 square feet today, and modern house owners opting for compact appliances as opposed to bulky ones, we are confident that Kecil will be a hit among urban Malaysian households,” he said, adding that it can be well fitted into any nook and cranny in the kitchen or dining room.

The key features of the Coway Kecil are:

  1. its direct water purification system
  2. sleek and slim design

Coway recently won the Platinum award under the water purifier category for Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand 2020, the 6th year in a row.

“We are committed to ensure everyone is able to enjoy clean water free of impurities to safeguard their health and happiness. Unique to Kecil is its digital panel which provides a convenient, one touch water extraction experience with intuitive navigation, offering a variety of water temperature settings to meet the diverse needs of Malaysian households, allowing users to get easy and quick access to cold, hot or room temperature water effortlessly,” added Choi.

To optimise hygiene levels, the Kecil water purifier has a transparent faucet cover that is easily detachable for cleaning. It also allows users to spot dirt that may accumulate on its surface.

The Coway Kecil water purifier will be available for lease at a monthly rental rate of just RM99 or available for purchase at a retail price of RM 3,590.

The virtual launch event included a special video message from James Park, Managing Director of Global Business Division, Coway Co., Ltd. – streamed from Seoul, Korea. Park said Coway has been providing healthy, clean water options for over three decades and has been awarded the Water Quality Association Gold Seal Mark annually since 1995 in recognition of its high attention to quality. In 2010, Coway received Halal certification from Malaysia’s Islamic Religious Department for its water purifier series.

In his speech, Park has been proud of the Coway Malaysia team for successfully reaching 1.5 million customers across its entire customer base in Malaysia. This is a growth of half a million customers within the first half of 2020 and it appears to be on an upward trajectory as Malaysia heads into the recovery phase.

“As a market leader, we are dedicated to research and development of environmental solutions, particularly personal health and wellbeing. With the world’s best researchers working hand-in-hand, we strongly believe that we can achieve our mission of making the world a cleaner, safer and better place,” said James Park.

Coway remains at the forefront of innovative product design as The Life Care Company.

For more information on Coway’s Water Purifiers, please visit:

https://www.coway.com.my/products/water-purifier

 

A New On-Demand Delivery App Is Here

Yessss… What a wonderful news for online sellers. Now, you can use iHantar, for express courier and also bulky goods!

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And the best thing, you can get bonuses of up to RM25 for downloads and recharge!

Developed by service provider: Vertex Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd, this new mobile application (app) offering same day pick-up and drop-off service. And besides this new app, Vertex also has a licensed e-hailing app called Ridez.

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The company’s founder, Mr. Kabeer Maand said iHantar is an on-demand same day delivery platform that allows users to place delivery requests via the mobile app. Rest assured, customers can rely on the affordable delivery platform for express courier and delivery services, bulk deliveries, essential goods, food items, groceries, medical supplies and much more than that.

“When it comes to sending an item on time, several on-demand services would probably come into your mind. Undoubtedly, one of them will soon be iHantar. We are changing the way deliveries are being done and at the same time simplifying the lives of people. In our app based world where everything can easily be done with just one-tap your finger, iHantar fits in perfectly on how delivery is done.”

The iHantar delivery app lets all users to call and hire a van, truck or motorcycle to deliver goods from the palm of your hand, with real-time tracking.

Steps on how to use iHantar app:

  1. Go to the iHantar app
  2. Tap on ‘Delivery’
  3. Then key in pick-up and drop-off locations
  4. Fill in recipient information
  5. Confirm your booking
  6. Get a driver and YEY..the item is good to go!

AND the best thing about the iHantar aps, you will be able to track the movement of the item and when it gets delivered.

Vertex is currently running a promotional campaign to attract users to the app. For users who:

  • recharge RM50 will get an additional RM5 bonus
  • recharge RM100, will get a RM15 bonus
  • recharge RM200, will enjoy a bonus of RM25

Mr. Kabeer said iHantar has several value propositions that make the product unique and stand out in the marketplace.

iHantar is affordable and offers lean fares, coupled with high-quality service and convenient service. All the drivers are also certified with no criminal background.

iHantar offers an active customer support system, advance booking service, and multiple stops facility.

“Everything will be cashless. Buying products and paying for service cashless is the new norm. It is basically a new way of doing things and we want to ensure that all our customers have this convenience. With the rapid change in market trends and consumer buying behaviour, we have to constantly deliver new products and services that meet all their requirements. Consumers are the kings of markets. All the activities of our business ends with consumers and consumer satisfaction,” he added.

According to Mr. Kabeer, the official launching of iHantar is targeted to be on June 1, 2020.

On the outlook, Mr. Kabeer is bullish on the delivery service market and the company has set out several strategies to grow the business.

“We are looking to expand into new markets to effectively grow the business. We want to be an early adopter and we need to consider every possible avenue for expansion, which may include finding new customer demographics, penetrating new markets and regions and growing a base of repeat customers. The company will also need to expand ‘What Your Service Entails’, and be able to find genuine solutions to real world problems. There are a lot of players in the market but we don’t see them as our competitors. We will launch several promotions to acquire both users and partners,” he said.

In less than a month, iHantar has been able to secure more than 1,000 service partners and he expects this number to increase by the end of this year. More than 1,000 riders across Peninsular Malaysia have also registered with the company.

About Vertex Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd

Vertex Technology Solutions was established in May 2019. It is a technology driven company aimed to provide a wide range of passenger transportation network via the Ridez mobile application and delivery of goods via iHantar.

The company’s vision is to provide economical and safer transportation and delivery access to all Malaysians with just a tap of a finger.

 

Giant China-based Company Targeting Malaysian Telcos for 5G Development

This telecommunications (telcos) are looking out for local mid-size telcos as it ratchet up efforts to accelerate the commercialisation of superfast 5G technology.

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Industry sources said the Chinese group is looking at companies which are under valued and have 5G capability to grow the business and at this moment are targeting TWO local telcos.

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“They may target Green Packet Bhd and XOX Bhd. XOX  is the cheapest telco stock on Bursa Malaysia and are now one of the fastest growing telcos in Malaysia,” said industry sources with knowledge on the matter.

For information, XOX has about RM35 million cash on hand and currently offers the most competitive and innovative 4G data plan. It is focusing to build 5G infrastructure in the region.

This 5G technology has many to offers and some are:

  • to transform the landscape of telecoms as it promises faster download speeds and high network reliability
  • will open opportunities for new services, network operation and improved customer experience
  • providers will be able to increase both download speeds and monthly data capacity on unlimited plans
  • The transition to 5G is expected to generate a windfall for network, infrastructure, and equipment vendors

Three months ago XOX partnered with Advance Tech Communication Sdn Bhd (ATC) to launch 4G and 5G smartphones, with additional satellite communication capabilities termed XPLORE.

Therefore, XOX will be the FIRST MALAYSIAN telco to market and distribute the products to its users across Southeast Asia.

The smartphone, equipped with satellite connectivity and digital mobile radio, will be launched by ATC to XOX users. It is said that  XOX’s Executive Director Steve Tan has mentioned that the company aims to provide a unified network plan by integrating XOX’s prepaid plans and messaging platform with ATC’s extensive satellite emergency services. However, Tan was not available for comment at press time.

“XOX is quite strong as a company. It implemented the right marketing strategy as well as innovation ideas and products to see it through the current Covid-19 pandemic and drive the company forward. The success factor for XOX is built by leveraging on the brand, distribution channel with a solid growth of customer base,” said a source close to XOX.

Analysts believe telco stocks will rally as the sector is making handsome profits, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

XOX is ranked FIFTH in the telco sector and is the Number ONE  MVNO company in Malaysia with current customer base almost reaching three million, including prepaid and post paid mobile phone users.

Last month XOX inked an agreement with DGB Asia Bhd to collaborate in the deployment of up to 1,000 next generation AI vending machines. This move is in line with XOX’s strategy to focus on different silos of its business to build up its revenue streams.

Valuations of telcos in Malaysia are becoming attractive again and the sector is expected to grow at an accelerated rate with the current shifts happening in digital landscapes such as 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).

PANGOI Launched Its Online Store

The online store already started this month with the theme “Raya Tetap Raya Bersama PANGOI”.

 

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PANGOI, which aims to fulfil women’s desires to own a high quality handmade batik collection and yet affordably prices fashion apparel for women and men. PANGOI products are available at its FIVE outlets in Malaysia.

And now they are proud to announce the launch of its highly anticipated online stores; with something great awaiting for everyone.

Pangoi’s Online Stores will offer the same collections as in-store, giving customers access to a wide range of clothing and accessories for woman and man. There will also be exclusive ‘online-only’ item available all year-round.

#Raya Tetap Raya Bersama Pangoi encourages Malaysians to remain calm and we can still have our Raya celebration this year. Shop online, we will deliver the goods to your doorstep in good hand.

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Customer will now have twenty-four hours access to the best of our fashion and latest Raya collections via their computers, smartphones, and tablets from anywhere in Malaysia. Everything shoppers love about Pangoi fashion will now be accessible with the click of a button in every city across Malaysia’ Says Patrick Goi, Pangoi Founder.

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To mark the arrival of Online Stores, Pangoi will donate rm10 per Raya Batik Collections 2020 set purchased to Tabung Covid-19, to help those affected by the Coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia.

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Online Store:

  1. Shopee Malaysia : https://shopee.com.my/pangoifashion?smtt=0.0.9
  2. Zalora : https://www.zalora.com.my/pangoi/
  3. Lazada : https://www.lazada.com.my/shop/pangoi-fashion/

For more information and latest updates from Pangoi, please visit:

  • pangoi.com
  • follow Pangoi on Facebook
  • @pangoiinternational on IG
  • WhatsApp at +60169014283.

 

Kenny Rogers’s Seoul Sedap Chikin for K-Wave Lovers

Kenny Rogers ROASTERS (KRR) is kicking off new year 2020 with their latest Korean-inspired – Chikin Craze campaign through a variety of Seoul Sedap Chikin that will whet K-food fans’ appetite!

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Taste the authentic flavours of succulent Korean-style fried chicken straight from the streets of Seoul with the popular Sweet Chilli and Soy Garlic flavour options, topped with nutty and crunchy sesame seeds to heighten every patron’s love for K-chicken! Amplify the meal experience with a choice of either fragrant garlic rice or crispy golden wedges. Guests can pick out their Seoul Sedap Chikin preference from a variety of options as follows:

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1) Seoul Sedap Chikin Soup Meal @ RM 27.80 – 2 pieces of Seoul Sedap Chikin (with a choice of sweet chilli, soy garlic OR mixed flavour) + Seoul Sedap Garlic Rice + Kenny’s Mushroom and Chicken Soup + 1 piece of Kenny’s Home-made Muffin

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2) Seoul Sedap Chikin Meal @ RM 21.80 – 2 pieces of Seoul Sedap Chikin (with a choice of sweet chilli, soy garlic OR mixed flavour) + Seoul Sedap Garlic Rice OR Golden Wedges Classic

3) Seoul Sedap Chikin Family Feast @ RM 98.80 – 6 pieces of Seoul Sedap Chikin (with a choice of sweet chilli, soy garlic OR mixed flavour) + 2 a la carte side dishes + 4 pieces of Kenny’s Home-made Muffin + 1 bottle of 1.5 litre Coca-Cola Rasa Asli

4) Seoul Sedap Chikin (3 pieces) @ RM 24.80 with a choice of sweet chilli OR soy garlic flavours

5) Seoul Sedap Chikin (6 pieces) @ RM 46.80 with a choice of sweet chilli, soy garlic OR mixed flavours

6) Seoul Sedap Garlic Rice @ RM 8.50

Match the meal with a glass of Orenji Splash (RM 8.80 with purchase of any Seoul Sedap Chikin– normal price @ RM 10.80), a refreshing drink made with sparkling lemonade and soft candied orange bits!

“As the popular K-wave is continually taking Asia by storm, and more prominently in our home ground in Malaysia, KRR as a brand has kept up with the trend to diversify our food offerings. This is our go at introducing yet another refreshing meal campaign by serving an authentic Korean-style fried chicken meal experience to fellow Malaysians. On top of that, we are rewarding our loyal guests through a very special ‘Seoul in Love Contest’ to stand a chance to win a trip to Seoul, Korea!” said Kennie Thong, Senior Marketing Manager of Berjaya Roasters (M) Sdn Bhd.

KRR will be rewarding two lucky pairs of winners with a dream holiday trip to Seoul, Korea in the ‘Seoul in Love Contest’.

To be in the running, guests:

  • simply need to scan the QR code on the Chikin Craze’s displays located in the restaurant or head to KRR’s social media platform and website for the contest link upon purchasing any Seoul Sedap Chikin
  • answer 2 simple questions
  • complete a slogan before submitting their entry through the Google form between 20th January 2020 – 12th April 2020.

Up for grabs is the Grand Prize of a 5D4N trip for (2) two pax to Seoul, with the Second Prize being a 4D3N trip for (2) two pax to Seoul, inclusive of flight, hotel accommodation and Klook credits. Twenty consolation prize winners will stand to win preloaded KRR Card worth RM100 each.

To welcome the new decade, KRR will also unveil a whole new KRR Card design – ‘Blossom’ that displays a refreshing look with ‘Batik-inspired’ motif and colours which brings out Malaysia’s vibrant culture.

In January 2020, guests who activate or reload RM100 in their KRR Card will get to enjoy a complimentary Kenny’s Nasi Lemak Solo. While with an activation of RM50 in the KRR Card, guests will get a Buy 1 Free 1 Quarter Delight Meal e-voucher that includes a Kenny’s Quarter Meal and Kenny’s Mushroom & Chicken Soup.

For more information on Kenny Rogers ROASTERS, kindly contact 03 – 2119 9888. You can also visit http://www.krr.com.my or connect to http://www.facebook.com/krrmalaysia.

* All prices are inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% Service Tax where applicable
* Price varies at KRR Genting Highlands

Al-Ikhsan Sports Collaborate with Skechers and Introduce Exclusive Range

What a good news for Skechers fans!! Well I am one of those happy fans…

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Al-Ikhsan Sports announced this great news on 15 January during the launched of exclusive footwear collection held at The Curve.

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The wide range of exclusive footwear are available below RM199 in Al-Ikhsan Sports stores. Being known for its variety of affordable, yet high quality sports products. The exclusive collections are all priced affordably so that all Malaysians are able to own their pair of Skechers and start to embark on their journey to achieve healthy lifestyles.

During the launched event, Al-Ikhsan Sports and Skechers launched their January collection, which consists of:

  • 2 variations of sports shoes for men
  • 7 variations for women

All are priced at RM199 and below. The overall collection consists of 28 in different styles and colours to cater to every sports lovers’ needs.

“As the number 1 sports retailer in Malaysia, serving over 15mil sports enthusiasts, our core purpose has always been keeping Malaysia fit and active by making sports affordable for all. This initiative of bringing exclusive Skechers collection below RM199 is in line with our core purpose. Al-Ikhsan Sports has always been endeavoured to work with top global brands to bring extremely affordable and high quality products to Malaysia. Thus, we are really glad to launch this Al-Ikhsan Sports x Skechers collection to all sports lovers in the country.” said Vach Pillutla, the Chief Executive Officer of Al-Ikhsan Sports.

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“Skechers, being a brand that emphasizes quality and comfort, is more than elated to be releasing this exclusive collection with Al-Ikhsan Sports. The business partnership was formed in May 2018 with just 20 doors and from there we have increased to 60 doors by the end of 2019. In the past year alone, we have grown alongside Al-Ikhsan Sports over 350% in sales, an achievement that means over 30 thousand pairs of shoes sold. Thus, we aim to expand our collaborated stores to over 100 doors in 2020, a feat to extend this amazing partnership. We hope that our customers enjoy this exclusive collection with Al-Ikhsan Sports and Skechers aims to continue making quality footwear available for all,” said Zann Lee, Vice President of Skechers Southeast Asia.

With this collaboration, sports lovers are now able to get their hands on Skechers sports shoes, which are renowned for its maximum comfort and high-end quality, at affordable prices. These collections are available exclusively at Al-Ikhsan Sports stores across Peninsular Malaysia.

TONY ROMA’S Is Bringing Back the Fortune Feast Menu

Thank you Tony Roma’s for bringing back these miraculous dishes to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2020!

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The Fortune Feast Menu symbolize the importance of unity and gathering. So, put your diets aside for the Year of the Rat is just around the corner, and enjoy the sumptuous dishes from the Fortune Feast Menu that will get your mouth watering.

Chinese New Year celebration is the time of reunion and thanksgiving, and is only complete with the tossing of the “Yee Sang”, which is a symbol of prosperity, abundance, health and all things auspicious.

Tony Roma’s is providing just that with its TWO variations of Ong Lai Salad:

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Ong Lai Salad with Crispy Salmon Skin (RM38.88 nett)

This is not an ordinary “Yee Sang” as it is made up of special ingredients like fresh radish, zucchini, pineapple, carrot, red cabbage, red capsicum, walnut, fried won tan strips, crumbs and crispy Salmon Skin. In every bite, you will get to taste the crunchiness of the fresh salad and that perfectly crisp salmon skin.

IMG202001051253332. Fortune Salad with Grilled Salmon and Crispy Salmon Skin (RM58.88 nett)

This has all the same salad and crunch, the fresh radish, zucchini, pineapple, carrot, red, cabbage and red capsicum, walnut, fried won tan strips and crumbs, but this crunchy goodness has a little twist. To kick it up a notch, it has both Crispy Salmon Skin and Grilled Salmon.

Both Ong Lai Salad are served with flavourful fortune dressing that will leave you wanting for more. So, wait no more and get that chopsticks ready for a prosperity toss at Tony Roma’s. After the tossing, it is time to indulge in some appetizers and main entrees.

The Fortune Feast Menu provides two specially crafted appetizers:

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Fortune Dip (RM28.88 nett)

-Feel the heat as you dip some Crispy Potato Chips and French Toast into the Rich Chipotle Beef and Beans.

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Trio Happiness (RM68.88 nett)

– Why get one when you can order this trio of Chicken Wings with three different flavours – Red Hot Buffalo Wings, Salted Egg Chicken Wings and Flaming Spicy Chicken Wings.

As for the main entrees, they are always serving some distinctive dishes to satisfy the customers.

There are two delectable main entrees from this festive menu:

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Reunion Meal (RM138.88 nett)

– This combines three all-time favourites on one plate that is perfect for sharing. Everyone will get to taste the juicy meat of the Flame Grilled Lamb Ribs, the tanginess of the half BBQ Chicken and the crunchy spicy half Signature Kickin’ Shrimp.
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Short Ribs with Honey Plum Sauce (RM98.99 nett)

– Tender and seasoned Short Ribs with Honey Plum Sauce. Nothing beats that succulent short ribs drenched in that sweet and sour condiment. This meal is also served with Mashed Potatoes, Fire Roasted Vegetables and French Toast.

Finally, it is time to wash down that full and satisfied stomachs with any of these three choices of refreshing drinks:

  1. Cranberry Colada
  2. Golden Angpow
  3. Pineapple Ong Lai

Priced at RM20.88 nett each, the sweetness and sourness of the drinks complement and balance each other, and are just perfect for any occasions.

As the Chinese New Year is not far off, it is time to get your celebration gear on and head over to any Tony Roma’s across Malaysia to feast on the Fortune Feast Menu, which will be available at any time including weekends and public holidays from 2nd January to 1st March 2020.

For more information about Tony Roma’s, visit www.tonyromas.com.my

 

GOODYEAR Unveiled Four New Addition of Eagle Family

These new editions bolstering the variety of  Ultra High Performance (UHP).

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They are:

  1. SuperSport RS
  2. SuperSport R
  3. SuperSport, Asymmetric 5
  4. SuperSport Asymmetric 3 SUV.

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This launch in Malaysia comes after Goodyear’s recent sponsorship of three participating teams in the World Endurance Championship (widely known as the Le Mans), namely Jota Sport, Jackie Chan DC Racing and High Class Racing.

Alex Ng, Managing Director of Goodyear Malaysia said:

“Racing is in our DNA. Throughout the years, Goodyear has been involved in many races such as NASCAR, Le Mans and the British Touring Car Championship, therefore, it is inevitable that we will once again align ourselves with high-speed motorsports. We continue to innovate to bring cutting-edge technology and differentiated features to our tyres. The most important aspect is that motorsports allows us to test our capabilities and push our limits so that we can eventually achieve excellent technology transfer and utilise development experience from the tracks to the road.”

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As part of the official launch of the Eagle F1 family, Goodyear Malaysia recently announced two additional tyres, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 and the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV.

In addition to this series, Goodyear will be announcing a brand new tyre in 2020. This is part of Goodyear’s commitment for thrill seeking drivers and this tyre will enable all enthusiasts to enjoy premium tyres at competitive prices.

Fly With the Eagles

Designed for comfort, control and superior in the wet, the Eagle F1 SuperSport was developed for better grip and handling on the road. Through the usage of an innovative U-shaped compound, the Eagle F1 SuperSport Series has specialised power zones which creates pockets of control for superior wet and dry handling. The tyre also has a thread deformation protector which helps in maintaining its shape, allowing better footprint preservation for high-speed stability. To increase grip during cornering, Goodyear applied a closed outside pattern, which allows for more agile performance. Additionally, it also has a stiffer sidewall design which improves handling and stability.

Focusing on wet conditions, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 offers luxurious comfort and superior wet breaking. The specialised thread design and Impulse Control Compound Technology, a highly refined silica compound, allow the tyre to endure the force of high-speed braking, shortening the braking distance. This compound also allows a patch extension through Goodyear’s ActiveBraking Technology, which allows the tyre to slightly expand when braking to create more grip using its walls. In addition, the tyre is not only built for wet conditions – its Power Cushion Technology (stiff coupling of carcass and pattern) produces precise power transmission, leading to excellent dry handling.

For larger cars and SUVs, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV is designed to be sturdy while promoting better fuel consumption due to its low rolling resistance. It is also capable of shortening braking distance through ActiveBraking Technology, in any condition. It enforces stronger grip, which makes it easier for handling and braking. Its specialised compound known as the Grip Booster compound increases the tyre’s stickiness with the road surface, allowing it to be comfortable while maintaining handling when travelling at higher speeds giving the driver to total control.

Expanding the family

At the launch, Goodyear Malaysia also reacquainted the market with its other tyre families, namely the Assurance, EfficientGrip and the Wrangler series.

For the Assurance range, Goodyear offers a comfortable, quiet and safe drive of one’s vehicle by highlighting the Goodyear Assurance TripleMax 2, as well as the Assurance DuraPlus 2. The Assurance TripleMax 2 is equipped with the latest HydroTred technology for enhanced wet braking performance, while its asymmetric threads allows for better handling, and comfort performance for a quieter and safer drive. The Assurance DuraPlus 2, on the other hand, is equipped with TredLife technology and a specialised compound to reduce exterior noise, increase overall comfort, and at the same time allow for further milleage.

The EfficientGrip Performance is a tyre equipped with higher gripping compounds that enables shorter braking distances on wet roads. Infused with ActiveBraking Technology, the EfficientGrip Performance increases contact between the tyre and the roads increasing the braking distance performance for up to two meters on wet roads. This has allowed the tyres to be A-rated by european regulations. In addition to that, it also comes with FuelSaving Technology that reduces rolling resistance by up to 18% in comparison to its predecessor, Goodyear EfficientGrip. The inclusion QuietTred Technology also ensures that the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance is able to provide a quieter drive.

Aside from the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, Goodyear also showcased the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance SUV. Similar to the EfficientGrip Performance, the EfficientGrip Performance SUV is designed to be quiet and comfortable to fit luxury highway SUVs. In addition to that, with reinforced and robust construction, the EfficientGrip Performance is equipped to match all driving conditions. Its QuietTred Technology reduces exterior and interior noise levels to provide luxury SUV drivers with a quieter ride. Goodyear’s FlexContact technology uses heavier gauge under thread and barrier cushion that reduces vibration and increases tire insulation for improved ride comfort

When it comes to the Wrangler series, the Goodyear Wrangler AT SilentTrac is equipped with Durawall technology provides light off-road durability with improved quiet and comfort for on-road and extended mileage, to achieve the best balance between on and off road. For the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac, the pattern offers additional transaction through its TractiveGroove Technology, which allows the treds to offer better grip in off-road situations. Furthermore, its highly angled centre tread blocks enhance traction as well as adds stability to reduce road noise, leading to a quieter drive.

“Each pattern was passionately designed to suit consumer demands depending on preference. we know that the tyre is in between the road and the drivers ability to have control of the vehicle. Hence, we continuously enhance our HydroTred technology to achieve better braking performance on wet roads as well as in various conditions. We understand that the tyre is the only point of contact between the road and the car, amplifying the importance of constantly innovating new ways to stay in control. This is why evolution of our patterns is important at Goodyear. With innovation, it has pushed Goodyear to push boundaries and set itself apart,” concluded Ng.

For more information on Goodyear, please visit http://www.goodyear.com.my

 

Aurora Italia Embellished with Swarovski Zirconia

The upcoming Aurora Collection with Zirconia from Swarovski will be launched in January 2020. It will feature craftsmanship and special finishing techniques that elevate it into the ranks of international premium jewelry.

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The origin and authenticity of every individual Swarovski Zirconia is guaranteed by a laser engraving on the Zirconia. Founded in 2017, Aurora Italia designs and specializes in fine jewelry made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. The brand which first started with gold charms is now set to expand into other precious jewelry items in 2020. Aurora Italia is confident that its latest jewelry collection with Swarovski Zirconia sparkling as a diamond will be in high demand.

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Aurora Italia Jewelry is currently sold in Malaysia through five retail concept stores in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. Two additional retail concept stores are planned for Malaysia in 2020 and the company foresees expansion into the international market especially in Shopee Thailand, Tokopedia Indonesia, Weibo China, TMMall China and etc.

This collaboration will enable Aurora Italia‘s customers who are also fans of the Swarovski brand to add more charms and jewelries to their collection boxes and in the same time global followers of Swarovski will have another quality option to buy from Aurora Italia.

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Swarovski creates a more sparkling world and delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and sells the world’s highest quality crystal, genuine gemstones, Swarovski Created Diamonds and zirconia, finished products such as jewelry and accessories as well as interior design and lighting solutions. The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has a global reach with approximately 3,000 stores in around 170 countries more than 29,0000 employees and revenue of about 2. billion euros in 2018.

Together with its sister companies in Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2018, the Group generated revenue of about 3.5 billion euros and employed more than 34.500 people.

in 2019, Swarovski UK Limited received a Royal Warrant as manufacturer and supplier of crystals to HRH Queen Elizabeth II. A responsible relationship with people and the palnet has always been an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage and is embedded today in the company’s well-established sustainability agenda. In addition, the global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 500,000 children on the world’s gretest rivers. The Swarovski Foundation was set up in 2013 to honor the philanthropic spirit of company founder Daniel Swarovski and works to support culture and creativity, promoe human empowerment and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.

 

ASUS Celebrates 30th Anniversary with New Zenbook Range

Leading Malaysian Creators, YouTube and Instagram stars; as well as what many have hailed as the most innovative laptops in decades, were all part of ASUS 30th Anniversary celebration and grand launch of its new ZenBook laptop series in Malaysia.

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Entitled “Wiser Together”, the event was held at the KLCC Grand Hyatt and featured the groundbreaking dual-display ZenBook Pro Duo and Duo, new ZenBooks with second-gen touchpad displays, and a special white leather-wrapped 30th Anniversary “Edition 30” ZenBook.

ASUS 30th Anniversary and Achievements

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Established in 1989, ASUS has grown to become the world’s no. 1 motherboard maker for two decades. In the first half of 2019, ASUS became the world’s no. 3 and Asia Pacific’s no. 1 consumer laptop brand.

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Contributing significantly to ASUS’ stellar APAC performance, Malaysia saw ASUS achieving dominant no. 1 positions within the same first half of 2019 in the consumer laptop market with a 31% country share, and also in gaming laptops where ASUS achieved 48% market share. This means almost one in three consumer laptops and one in two gaming laptops purchased in Malaysia in 2019 was from ASUS.

Star Studded Supporting Cast

Designed to entertain, educate and enthrall creative professionals and enthusiasts, the Wiser Together event centered on the groundbreaking ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo.

These unique laptops have secondary displays which are ideal for multitasking and doing creative production work on-the-go. Supporting the event were leading Malaysian content creators, YouTube and Instagram stars including fashion & lifestyle blogger Jane Chuck, fashion designer Kittie Yiyi, video creator and DJ, Phei Yong; and acclaimed director and co-founder of production studios theGRIMFLIM, Jared Lee.

These creative celebrities shared insights into their work and techniques, and their experience using the new ASUS laptops.

Groundbreaking Dual Display Laptops: ScreenPad Plus

ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo

First announced at COMPUTEX 2019, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) with a 15.6-inch touch display, and the ZenBook Duo (UX481) with a 14-inch display, are groundbreaking ultraportable laptops featuring the new ASUS ScreenPad Plus – a revolutionary full-width secondary touchscreen that expands and enhances the interactive capabilities offered by the original ScreenPad.

ASUS ScreenPad™ Plus gives you on-the-go computing like you’ve never experienced before.

  • It’s a full-width 4K secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED touchscreen, giving you endless ways to optimize and personalize your workflow. A series of handy built-in apps help boost your productivity.
  • Quick Key allows one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences
  • Handwriting lets you input text intuitively.
  • There are also useful quick controls such as App Switcher, ViewMax and Task Swap for intuitive interactions between the main display and ScreenPad Plus.
  • Task Group lets you lock into work mode by opening multiple tasks with a single touch.
  • You can drag apps or in-app toolbars onto ScreenPad Plus to give you more room to work on the main display, wherever you are.

Ultrafast connectivity- First ZenBook Laptop with Wi-Fi 6

Both models also feature the latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) takes wireless speeds to the next level, for super smooth connections to the world. 802.11ax standard provides future-proof technologies, higher network efficiency, faster Wi-Fi speeds, greater coverage and improved battery life for connected devices, providing a significantly better networking experience for users.

ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)

Features: Designed to be the ultimate laptop for creators and designers, the larger ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) features a 15.6-inch 4K (3840 x 2160), Pantone validated, VESA Display HDR True Black 500 Certified OLED touch screen, and delivers extreme performance for effortless creativity with up to 9th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 32GB RAM, and an NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics engine.
To find out more: https://www.asus.com/my/Laptops/ZenBook-Pro-Duo-UX581GV/

ZenBook Duo (UX481)

Feature: The more portable ZenBook Duo (UX481) is better suited for business multitasking and offers a 14-inch FHD (1980 x 1080) Pantone Validated IPS LCD (non-touch) display. It is among the world’s first laptops to feature a 10th Generation Intel Core i7 CPU, along with an NVIDIA MX250 graphics engine.

World’s Smallest Laptops: ZenBook Edition 30 / ZenBook 13 / 14 / 15

The event also introduced the new ZenBook series ranging in the following display sizes:
• The 13-inch ZenBook 13 (UX334)
• The 14-inch display ZenBook 14 (UX434)
• The 15-inch ZenBook 15 (UX534)
• A special 30th Anniversary Edition of the ZenBook 13 known as the “Edition 30”
These new ultralight and ultraportable ZenBook models boast the smallest footprints in for their respective display sizes, a feat made possible by the frameless NanoEdge displays that creates up to a 95% screen-to-body ratio that maximizes the screen area in the minimum physical space.

The Intelligent Touchpad, Evolved – ScreenPad™ 2.0

They also feature the ScreenPad™ 2.0 display touchpad that now has a larger 5.65-inch touchscreen which offers many new features and benefits. This interactive secondary touchscreen enhances productivity, allowing for more efficient workflow. It includes a collection of handy ASUS utilities to boost productivity: Quick Key enables one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, Handwriting for natural text input, and Number Key for rapid data entry. The revised smartphone-like interface is more intuitive for improved ease of use. Third party developers can also use the ASUS API to optimize their software and user experiences for ScreenPad 2.0. The hardware is now also more energy efficient than its predecessor, allowing for 2.5X longer battery life when ScreenPad 2.0 is in use.

Celebrating 30 Years of ASUS Innovation

ASUS ZenBook Edition 30 – Genuine Luxury, with Genuine Leather

To celebrate ASUS’ 30th Anniversary, a special version of the ZenBook 13 (UX334) known as the “Edition 30” version was also launched. This is a special, limited production run model features luxurious design accents including a genuine leather lid cover and an 18-karat rose gold plated logo; and exclusively equipped with a complete set of premium accessories. It also features the ScreenPad 2.0 touchpad display.

Exclusive premium accessories
ZenBook Edition 30 is exclusively equipped with a complete set of premium accessories, including a Pearl White mouse, a leather-look box and mouse pad, and a genuine-leather sleeve. It’s a very special collection for your very special laptop.

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581)
Review & User Guide: https:bit.ly/ZenBookProDuoReviewUserGuide
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ASUS ZenBook Duo (UX481)
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ASUS ZenBook Edition 30
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ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX534)
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ASUS ZenBook 13/14 (UX334/434)
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