STARBUCKS Malaysia Welcomes Ramadan with Three New Food Offerings

During the month of Ramadhan and Aidilfitri, Starbucks welcomes customers to celebrate the festive Ramadhan season through its newest offerings that is inspired by the diversity and rich heritage of Malaysia.

Introducing new dessert options from Starbucks perfect for complimenting a cup of coffee or gifting it to loved ones this holy month of Ramadhan.

The new offerings include the Bandung Éclair, Gula Melaka Donut and Green Velvet Nangka Cake, as well as the returning favorite, Ondeh-Ondeh Muffin that will be sure to bring you nostalgic and familiar flavors of all our hometown favorites.

Nangka Pandan Cheesecake

• New! Green Velvet Nangka Cake – The irresistible Green Velvet Nangka Cake is definitely something not to be missed! The pandan flavor of the green velvet is enhanced with bits of jackfruit (Nangka) and cheese mousse. This cake is best paired with our signature Pike Place Roast or Kenya beans.

Gula Melaka Doughnut

• New! Gula Melaka Donut – Shaped like a star, this donut is the first of its kind and was inspired by ‘Gula Melaka’ or palm sugar. This heartwarming favorite is topped with roasted Hawaiian coconut shavings, making it the perfect gift for the Aidilfitri homecoming. Try it with our signature Pike Place Roast beans or Starbucks Ice Shaken Passion Tea.

Bandung Eclair

• New! Bandung Éclair – The classic French pastry is given a Malaysian twist. This éclair features soft custard filling, with its pastry submerged in rose cordial syrup (Sirap Bandung) topped with pink chocolate and pink chocolate drizzle. This pastry is best paired it with our Veranda Blend or Starbucks Americano.

Ondeh-ondeh Muffin

• Returning Favorite! Ondeh-Ondeh Muffin – Inspired by the traditional local ‘kuih’, the muffin has a combination of pandan and coconut flavors, complimented with a rich ‘Gula Melaka’ or palm sugar sauce and a hint of coconut bites. This Ondeh-Ondeh muffin is a unique flavored muffin perfect for treats during Hari Raya open houses or gifting during this festive season.

In celebration of festivities, this year’s Aidilfitri Starbucks Card features patterns, layers and shapes of geometric strapwork interlaced in an unending continuous pattern. The golden brown lines are symbolism of purity and peace while celebrating influences and contributions of Islamic arts to the world.

With a minimum reload of RM50, the beautifully crafted Aidilfitri Starbucks Card is a definite collector’s item for Starbucks Card collectors all across Malaysia.

This Ramadhan, customers get a sweet Buka Puasa promotion with the purchase of two grande beverages and a piece of cake at the price of RM29.90! This promotion is only valid from 6pm – 10pm at all participating outlets nationwide and will end on 3 June 2019.

Join Starbucks Malaysia as we celebrate this Ramadhan month together with friends and loved ones. The Starbucks Hari Raya food offerings are priced starting RM7.20 onwards.

The already launched Starbucks Ramadhan food offerings are available at all participating outlets nationwide, while stocks last. Additionally, the Aidilfitri Starbucks Card will be available starting 20 May 2019 onwards.

For more information, please visit Starbucks Malaysia website at http://www.starbucks.com.my.

GMBB Hosts 2019 Souk Raya Featuring Local Designer Brands

This Asia’s Design Hub will showcase over 30 establish fashion brands throughout Ramadan with respective latest fashion Raya collections. It starts from May 1 until May 31.

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GMBB, the first commercial mall that is built for creativity is hosting the 2019 Souk Raya, a month-long immersive Moroccan themed Raya market throughout the Ramadan month.

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GMBB as venue provider together with AX Events and Communications as the organizer kick-started Souk Raya with a fashion preview of over 30 stylish looks from 9 well-known designers for both female and male attire as well as kids wear.

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The fashion preview featured ready-to-wear and couture designs from local designers namely:

  • Shanell Harun
  • Raya by Calvin Thoo
  • De Bunga Raya Collection by Ridzuan Bohari
  • Chic Cool Chica by Tom Signature (ladies’ attire)
  • Goodman and Dato Shah Reza (men’s attire)
  • Kids by ASLI (children)
  • Najla Shoes
  • Suzanna (accessories)
  • Bunga Lab (flowers)

The Souk Raya fashion preview was honoured with the presence of Yang Mulia Che Puan Temenggong Perlis Datin Seri Diraja Fazarinawati Datuk Mohd Din.

Over 300 invited guests were treated to a spectacular Souk Raya Fashion Preview to experience a closer view of the designer’s art pieces. Local fashionista and celebrities Datuk Tom Abang Saufi and Iman Zulkarnain were also at the event.

Souk Raya is a unique urban fashion and trend market that is happening during the month of Ramadan. The location at GMBB is specially selected to provide visitors and shoppers with a different experience. This is the first year GMBB hosted the event to infuse the sense of artisanal and independent retail experience where creativity takes center stage. From couture to ready-to-wear designs at an affordable price, shoppers will be spoilt for choice with the vast options that ranges from clothing, shoes, hijabs to accessories.

Speaking at the event, Encik. Abdul Azeez Salleh, the Managing Director of AX Event and Communications said,

“We are honoured to collaborate with talented local fashion designers in introducing their 2019 Raya Collection to Malaysians. Drawing inspiration from the design elements and components of each fashion piece, each collection showcases a mix of unique textures, colours and patterns that represents a certain meaning. Souk Raya is not only a platform for local fashion designer to showcase their fashion creativity but also to showcase and share their passion to others, while providing them the opportunity to establish their brands in the business industry.

This is the first time that Souk Raya is being held at GMBB. We are confident that GMBB’s concept fits perfectly with Souk Raya’s and we look forward to make this collaboration an annual affair – where top fashion trends can come together. We would like to extend our appreciation to GMBB for supporting us in this event.”

Local designers featured at Souk Raya:

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  • Ainalif Hijab Nur Iman Zulkarnain
  • Arts & Fashions Mariam Abang Saufi
  • Arts & Painting Habsah Abang Saufi
  • Batik_more Anne Zuraini Zubir
  • Bunga Lab Azlina
  • Calvin Thoo Calvin Thoo
  • GoodMan Attire Aminuddin
  • Hayyan Engku Mohd Zainul
  • Kanzashi handmade by Suzana Suzana
  • Khatreena Sharifah Khatreena Nuraniah
  • Kids By ASLI Lina Hafizzah
  • MrStailista Ayie Ali
  • Najla Shoes Najla Sarbini
  • PadusiCouture Rozita Che Wan
  • Rangrezza Fashion Sarina Ayesha Noor
  • Ridzuan Bohari Ridzuan Bohari
  • Salman Scarfs Salman
  • Shah Rezza Dato’ Seri Raja Shah Rezza
  • Shanell Harun Shanell Harun
  • TAS Signatures Dato’ Tom Abang Saufi
  • Tudung Sisthur Nur Azureen Man Azli
  • Zapatos Zain Saidin

Souk Raya will be held at Level 1 and 2 at GMBB. Visitors are welcome to discover Souk Raya 2019 with its various offerings for the upcoming Eid celebrations from today until May 31, every day from 10am to 10pm.

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GUARDIAN and NAELOFAR Introduces Summer Collection Tote Bags

NATURE BEAUTY, RED BLOSSOMS and FLORAL SERENITY tote bags are made Exclusively for this Ramadan.

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They  were designed and inspired by talented actress, TV Presenter, model and successful entrepreneur Miss Neelofa, the owner of one of Malaysia’s leading contemporary fashion brand, NAELOFAR.

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Speaking at the launch of the Summer Collection, Ms Wong Vai Chi, Head Of Marketing, Health And Beauty, Guardian Health and Beauty said:

“This collaboration with NAELOFAR is our special way to welcome the Holy month of Ramadan with our customers. We want to offer our customers something exclusive and, of course, beautiful, when they drop in to shop for their health and beauty necessities at Guardian stores.”

  1. Floral Serenity-Flowers and butterflies symbolise grace and beauty, with a touch of vibrant colours to give more festive-like feelings. Designed exclusively for those who embrace elegance
  2. Nature Beauty-Designed to go beyond the norm towards modernisation, The use of clean, irregular shapes with tropical colours emphasize on the beauty effect of the design.
  3. Red Blossoms– A vibrant colour of iris flowers designed with golden rectangle geometry to lead the eye from one design element to the next. Exclusively designed to look bold and elegant

The Guardian Exclusive Summer Collection tote bags can be purchased at a 40% discount with any purchase of a sponsor’s product worth RM20, or RM30 of a non-sponsor’s product.

After the 40% discount, the bags will retail for only RM17.90. The Guardian Exclusive Summer Collection is available from today until stocks last.

“So please start collecting these three tote bags early as stocks are very limited,” said Vai Chi.

Vai Chi also announced that Guardian stores will have a special theme called “Seiring Ramadan” during the month of Ramadan where Guardian will strive to offer customers the best deals throughout this Ramadan season with discounts of up to 50% on some products.

“And for those who would like health tips during Ramadan, Guardian will be uploading on its Facebook page, some useful advice from Joanna Soh, Asia’s #1 Fitness YouTuber from time to time,” she added.

So in the month of Ramadan, what better time to shop at Guardian and to carry your purchases home in a must-have tote bag designed by Neelofa herself.