Friday, July 3, 2015

Tourism Malaysia To Further Enhance Cooperation With Media

PORT DICKSON, July 2 (Bernama) -- Tourism Malaysia will further enhance cooperation with the local media in efforts to promote tourism products that are available in every state.

Tourism Malaysia Communication and Publicity Division director Datuk Mohmed Razip Hasan said one of the ways was to increase media trip porgrammes to potential domestic tourism products.

"We are always working closely with the media because the media's role is important to introduce local tourism products.

"We provide an opportunity to our friends in the media to experience and interact with the locals and tourism operators and we hope through their writings and reports, many tourists will be attracted to come to these tourism destinations," he told reporters after the breaking-of-fast with the tourism industry stakeholders, organised by Negeri Sembilan Tourism Malaysia here today.

Hence he urged the state government to work closely with Tourism Malaysia in every state to have more media trip programmes to potential domestic tourism products.


Tourist Arrivals To Malaysia Drop 8.7 Per Cent In First Quarter

image: Tourism Malaysia
GEORGE TOWN, July 2 (Bernama) -- The number of tourist arrivals to the country has dropped by 8.7 per cent compared to last year, said Tourism Malaysia director-general Datuk Mirza Mohammad Taiyab.

He said the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flights incidents and floods in several places in the country were among the factors that contributed to the downward trend.

However, he was optimistic the statistics on tourist arrivals to Malaysia would improve in the second quarter of this year, especially during the hot season.

"Nevertheless when compared to the first quarter of this year to that of 2013, there is still an increase of five per cent," he told reporters after officiating the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2015 (1MMSC) in Queensbay Mall, here today.

On the 1MMSC 2015, Mirza said 1,267 retailers were participating in the one-month long campaign.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Langkawi Homestays To Be Promoted In Nagoya This September

LANGKAWI, July 2 (Bernama) -- The Langkawi Homestay Association will join a group of Malaysian homestay operators to promote their holiday programmes in Nagoya, Japan, early this September.

Its chairman Mokhtar Shahabuddin said this would be the second time the association had gone to promote the industry in the Land of the Rising Sun.

"Earlier we had joined an entourage from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture to Tokyo, Japan, and from the promotional efforts, we received encouraging response from tourists there," he told Bernama here.

He said a total of 12 representatives, consisting of homestay operators and members of the traditional dance group from Langkawi will participate in this promotion. "Apart from Langkawi, also joining this promotional effort will be representatives from Perak, Sarawak, Sabah and Negeri Sembilan.

At present in Langkawi, there are 48 homestay operators who own 188 homestays from Kampung Wang Tok Rendung, Kampung Sungai Itau, Kampung Padang Lalang Ayer Hangat, Kampung Bukit Tangga and Pulau Tuba.


Over 500 Orchid And Bonsai Species On Show At KLOBS 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 (Bernama) -- More than 500 orchids and bonsai trees will be exhibited at 'Kuala Lumpur Orchid and Bonsai Show 2015' (KLOBS 2015) to be held at the Perdana Botanical Garden KL here from August 7 to 16.

Kuala Lumpur mayor, Tan Sri Ahmad Phesal Talib said the programme would be participated by more than 23 countries out to display unique species of orchids and bonsai, making this event more interesting than last year.

Among the participating countries are Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Japan, New Zealand, USA, Australia, Canada, Italy, China and Malaysia.

"Last year the exhibition was focused only on local species of orchids and bonsai, nevertheless, it attracted more than 15,000 visitors. "So this year with the unique display of orchids and bonsai from other countries, this will definitely attract more visitors including tourists," he told a press conference at Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), here today.

Apart from the exhibition, KLOBS 2015 will also be organising various competitions, among them the prettiest orchid and bonsai competitions. Ahmad Phesal said the event would revolve around 3F (Flora, Festival, Food) as the theme, in an effort to enliven the event as well as attract visitors of different generations.

Other activities include graffiti drawing, colouring and photography contests, cooking demonstrations with the use of flowers, and a flora fashion show, he said.

KLOBS 2015 will be opened to the public Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am to 10pm.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lot 10 Supports 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival Shop Till You Drop And Win Prizes Worth Up To RM25,000!

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 June 2015 It is that time of the year again for fashionistas, shopaholics and trendsetters to celebrate as one of the biggest sales of the year has arrived - the 1Malaysia Mega Sale. To celebrate the start of the annual 1Malaysia Mega Sale this year, Lot 10 Shopping Centre has planned a series of activities where shoppers stand the chance to win attractive prizes worth up to RM25,000.

Lot 10 is home to a number of international brands including the first Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) flagship store in Malaysia. Just recently, Lot 10 dedicated an entire floor to international and local sports and fitness brands, now known as Lot 10 Sports Hub. The popular Hutong Village continues to house some of Malaysia’s best-loved national treasures and has survived three generations.

In 2012, Kuala Lumpur attracted a phenomenal 13.3 million tourists ranking Kuala Lumpur as the 6th Most Visited City in the World by Euromonitor International’s Top City Destinations.  Lot 10 bestowed Gold Award by the esteemed Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards 2014 which recognises local establishments and individuals who have strived and achieved to promote Kuala Lumpur as an international tourist destination.

“We are 100% behind the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia’s initiatives to grow Malaysia as an international tourist hub and increase tourist arrivals to 29.4 million in line with Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 or MyFest 2015,” said Joseph Yeoh, Vice President, YTL Land & Development Berhad, YTL Hotels and Properties.
“Sale periods are the best time to shop for value deals and we urge our visitors, both Malaysians and international visitors, to explore all that Lot 10 has to offer this season. By offering the finest fashion brands, Lot 10 is the place to shop during the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival.  I welcome you to join us in this mega shopping excitement.” he added.
Throughout the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival period from 27 June 2015 - 31 August 2015, shoppers with a minimum purchase of RM100 in a single receipt mall-wide, may participate in the lucky spin and stand a chance to walk away with attractive prizes, which comprise of shopping vouchers, fitness & pampering vouchers as well as beverage vouchers which may be redeemed at outlets within the mall. Grand prizes include H&M shopping vouchers worth RM1,000, designer sunglasses from Sunglass Hut worth RM1,500 and an  iPhone 6 from Machines.
There are also attractive deals and offers from Hour Passion, Hush Puppies, Timberland, Guardian, The Marathon Shop, Nike Women, Hoops Station, Starbucks, Celebrity Fitness, Herbaline, Beyond Beauty and others.
For more information, contact Lot 10 Shopping Centre’s Concierge at 03-2782 3566 or visit Facebook page at

-YTL Land.

SIC announces legendary Max Biaggi as Wildcard for eni FIM World Superbike Championship 2015 Malaysia Round

Sepang International Circuit (SIC) today confirmed former two-time World Superbike champion Max Biaggi’s comeback to action – competing as a wildcard entry in the eni FIM World Superbike Championship 2015 (WSBK) Malaysian Round, taking place on 31 July to 2 August 2015. The announcement was made by SIC Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Razlan Razali at the Official Launch of the eni FIM World Superbike Championship 2015 Malaysian Round today. The launch was officiated by Dato’Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, accompanied by Dato’ Razlan and SIC Chairman Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir.

Dato’ Razlan described Biaggi's decision to compete in Malaysia as a huge endorsement for the sport in the country. "We are absolutely thrilled Max Biaggi accepted our offer to compete as a wildcard entry in the eni FIM World Superbike Championship round in Malaysia. He is a legendary rider who has not only achieved extensive accolades in motorcycle racing, but has also greatly contributed to the sport. His decision to compete in Malaysia is indeed a reflection of the prestige and popularity of motorcycle racing in the country,” commented Dato’ Razlan.

Biaggi, the Italian ace who retired in 2012 after claiming his second world superbike title, is a major icon in world motorcycle racing and will certainly attract global attention when he competes in Malaysia.Local fans will vividly remember the "Roman Emperor" who used to command support from his legions of fans whenever he raced in Malaysia in the 1990s. 

The high-flying Biaggi sensationally claimed the 250cc title four times between 1994 and 1997 before moving on to the 500cc class. In total, he would go on to bag an amazing 42 GP victories. He then later moved on to World Superbike racing where he wrested the world crown twice in 2010 and 2012.

Biaggi, on board an Aprilia,has already made the headlines at the recent race in Misano where he sensationally clocked the fastest times during the free practice sessions. He qualified fifth fastest and went on to finish sixth place in both races.

Biaggi's presence is expected to bring in the fans who will remember his heroic exploits over the years. The Italian ace will be representing SIC with expertise from the Aprilia Racing Team in the Malaysian Round which is being staged in Sepang for the second consecutive year. “Biaggi will be the biggest name to ever compete in Team SIC Malaysia colours,” Dato’Razlan said.

Slotted as Round 10 of a 13-leg championship, the eniFIM World Superbike Championship
2015 Malaysia Round will be held from 31 July to 2 August - featuring the Superbike World Championship and the Supersport World Championship as well as a host of support races including the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup, Round 2 of the Malaysia Superbike Championship and the Ducati Desmo Cup. 

Meanwhile, at the ceremony, SIC also unveiled the new official Winner’s Trophy for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2015, which was specially designed by Royal Selangor. The new trophy has an avant-garde look inspired by the structure of the superbike itself. The combination of sharp and sleek curves allude to the chassis and the overall silhouette of the superbike as it roars down the track, cornering smoothly before speeding towards victory. The trophy base is coloured red to symbolise the passion ignited by the superbike championship in Malaysia.

This year, fans will get to experience one of Malaysia’s biggest bike fests at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) in conjunction with theeni FIM World Superbike Championship 2015 (WSBK). 

During the eni FIM World Superbike Championship 2015 (WSBK) Malaysian Round, SIC will be transforming the circuit into a wholesome festival for two-wheel fans. The fest is bringing in popular biking events in Malaysia such as Motack, Motojamm, the Malaysian Supermoto Championship, the Auto Carnival and adding on exciting offerings of products and services for bikers and bike-related business owners alike, in a magnificent treat for biking fans, all under one roof. 

Motorcycle racing fans are advised to grab their tickets early to get the seating of their choice. With the Early Bird promotion having ended on 30 June, tickets will be available at the still attractive normal prices from 1 July. Ticket prices begin from RM84.80 inclusive of GST for seats at the K1 Grandstand, which provides a perfect view of Turns 6, 7, 8 and 9 as well as Turn 15 and the entry on the front straight. Main Grandstand tickets are available at RM137.80, inclusive of GST. For a special treat, fans can get into the excitement with Max Biaggi’s diehard fans at the Max Biaggi Tribune areawhich comes with an exclusive Max flag located at the Main Grandstand’s Diamond zone for only RM153.70.

For maximum enjoyment of the event, fans are recommended to purchase the Paddock Access tickets, which will allow fans to be up closewith the riders at the paddock, catch the race from the rooftop of the Pit Building andenjoy a close behind-the-scenesview of the activities within the paddock. The paddock passes are offered at RM530. 

Fans also have the option of purchasing various ticket packages, which combine exclusive event merchandise with the ticket. 

Need to know more about the tickets and activities? Fans are urged to visit or email

1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2015 The Biggest Shopping Spree Of The Year!

The 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival is back! It’s Malaysia’s biggest shopping extravaganza with hundreds of retail outlets giving bumper offers, price markdowns, redemptions, exciting activities and fun-filled promotions with lots of prizes to be won. Enjoy more than two months of great shopping from 27 June to 31 August 2015. Look out for specials brought to you by shopping malls and stores throughout the country. That’s not all. Experience much more than shopping at integrated, contemporary malls with a host of attractions – from dining, entertainment and recreation to indoor sports and leisurely pursuits for the entire family. Come and join in the fun!


Take part in “A Bag for a Cause: Kindness in Action” campaign from 27 June to 31 August 2015 held in conjunction with the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2015. This collaboration between Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur and National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) is a partnership to support NCSM Children’s Home of Hope. Support this noble cause to help underprivileged children suffering from cancer to receive adequate care and treatment. Spend RM100 in not more than one receipt and Berjaya Times Square will pledge RM10 to a fund commissioned for NCSM Children’s Home of Hope. From 3 July to 19 July 2015, check out apparels, shoes and accessories from Vintage Collection Raya Promotion at attractive bargains at Lower Ground Floor (West wing) from 10am to 10pm.

From 27 Jun to 31 Aug, enjoy more discounts at participating outlets with Tourist Privilege Pack. Tourists can redeem the offers by presenting their passports at the Information Counter (terms and conditions apply). Catch Cultural Dance Performance at 9pm every Saturday and Sunday at Central Market Outdoor Stage. Other happenings include Ketupat Weaving Demonstration, Hari Raya Cooking Demonstration, Ghazal Music Performance and Welcoming Syawal Celebration.

Head down to Cheras Leisure Mall and join the “Fun in the Sun” event, now on until 30 June 2015. Enjoy the mall’s breezy summer beach vacation atmosphere created especially for the event. Don’t miss the line-up of activities, including Underwater Photography Exhibition, Hug-A-Shark & Take A Pledge event by Shark Savers Malaysia, Most Creative Facebook Photo Contest, ocean-related game booths, and soap-making and decoupage workshops. Take part in the mall’s Hari Raya Facebook Photo Contest (#CLMRaya) from 13 July to 16 August. All you need to do is send a selfie or wefie photo of your most happy moment during Hari Raya celebration. 10 Happiest Photos will be chosen and the winners will get RM200 Cheras Leisure Mall Cash Vouchers each. From 1 August to 20 September, join the Merdeka Facebook Photo Contest. Send the mall a photo of you at any landmarks located in Malaysia holding a self-created sign “I Love Malaysia #CLM” and stand a chance to win cash shopping vouchers. Top 10 pictures with the most number of “likes” will win RM100 Cheras Leisure Mall Cash Vouchers each and Top 5 Special Judges Awards will receive RM200 Cheras Leisure Mall Cash Vouchers each.

CHERAS SENTRAL SHOPPING MALLFrom 29 June to 20 July, Cheras Sentral will collaborate with Akemiuchi to host a Tropical Jungle Theme Roadshow in conjunction with Hari Raya Celebration. Activities like Bedding Fashion Show and Raya Performances will take place at the Concourse Area. Enjoy special promotions and discounts of up to 70% during this roadshow.

Get rewarded when you shop from 27 June to 31 August 2015. “SALE-BRATE” the biggest sale of the year at fahrenheit88. Enjoy duty-free shopping, rewards, contests, exclusive tourist privileges and more. Get FREE Toys ‘R Us Express cash vouchers with RM200 spent in a maximum of 2 accumulated receipts at specialty stores or RM300 in a single receipt at Brands Outlet or UNIQLO. WIN Folli Follie gifts by getting 1 stamp with RM50 spent on selected categories. Collect all 10 stamps and stand to win Folli Follie gifts. FREE Tourist Privilege Card with exclusive discounts and privileges at over 50 participating brands and a toiletry bag with RM100 spent in a single receipt mall-wide. Join the Let’s Take A “Salefie” promotion. Shop, snap and share your shopping #salefie and upload on fahrenheit88’s Facebook and Instagram, and you stand to win shopping vouchers.

Raya Goodies promotion is on from 19 June to 16 July. FREE exclusive Raya packets with every purchase of RM180 and above. FREE Cookies Canister with every purchase of RM300 and above and FREE Candy Jar set with every purchase of RM500 and above mall-wide.

This Hari Raya, Mid Valley Megamall and its exclusive partner Maybank are bringing to you the sights and sounds of a traditional balik kampung journey, even before you embark on it. From 25 June to 21 July, receive a packet of exclusively designed green packs with a minimum spend of RM100 with your Maybank Card in a single receipt (RM200 for cash and other cards). Redeem a weaved basket when you spend a minimum of RM350 with your Maybank Card (RM450 for cash and other cards), or a sparkling piece of Bohemia Crystal with a minimum spend of RM3,000 with your Maybank Card (RM5,000 for cash and other cards). From 31 July to 31 August, enjoy better privileges when you spend with your HSBC Credit Card. In conjunction with the Merdeka & Malaysia Day celebrations, the mall collaborates with WWF-Malaysia to raise awareness of the dwindling number of Malayan Tigers in the country and the importance of saving the Malayan Tiger. The campaign is on from 26 August to 20 September. Do your part and donate to WWF-Malaysia to support conservation efforts. Hobby classes are available at the mall for shoppers of all ages to learn something new and pick up a new hobby, free of charge! Classes listing are available and registration forms are available at the Information Counter located at Centre Court, Ground Floor.

PAVILION KUALA LUMPURIt’s time to sail through the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival with a sea of great offers and discounts. Enjoy shopping for international brands from Italy, UK, US as well as France, and stand a chance to win great prizes at Pavilion KL from 27 June to 31 August 2015. Tourists will enjoy a world of privileges, special offers, discounts, gifts and more at over 250 participating stores. Receive a free gift with RM500 spent in a single receipt centre-wide. Terms and conditions apply.

Enjoy special privileges and offers from participating stores during the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival from 27 June to 31 August 2015. Shopping at this mall for this Hari Raya will take you to the days gone by. Take a walk back in time and relive the festivities of KL in the 1980’s, presented for this Hari Raya till 16 July 2015. Food, handicrafts and fashion wear by participating outlets are displayed at the Main Court. Take a journey of entertainment from 25 June to 12 July 2015 to experience the spirit of Hari Raya by MUDKL, which is presenting The Story of KL musical show. Redeem a festive gift on 26 June to 5 August 2015 when you spend RM80 in a single receipt at participating outlets to receive an exclusive Raya packets or spend RM200 in a single receipt (RM150 for MBB cardholder) at participating outlets to receive an exclusive ceramic plate. Terms and conditions apply.

Enjoy great Mega Sale offers from 26 June to 26 July at various outlets in Sunway Putra Mall this Hari Raya! Catch the splendour of traditional Anyaman-inspired decoration at the Concourse. Enjoy exclusive redemptions by spending RM300 (RM250 for Sunway Pals members) in 2 receipts to redeem alluring Scented Candle and RM150 (RM100 for Sunway Pals members) in 1 receipt to redeem colourful Raya packets. Terms and conditions apply.

SURIA KLCCWarisan Raya Promotion starts from 26 June to 26 July. Festive Rewards – spend RM650 and above in a maximum of 2 accumulated receipts at any specialty outlet to receive a 2-piece coloured bowl set and a pack of Raya packets. Weekend Rewards – Spend RM3,000 and above in a maximum of 2 accumulated receipts at any of the mall’s specialty outlet to receive a set of Shiseido beauty products and a pack of Raya packets (limited to the first 20 shoppers on each Saturday and Sunday). VISA Parking Rebate – Spend RM350 and above in a single receipt at any specialty outlet to receive a parking rebate worth RM10 (exclusive for VISA Platinum, VISA Signature and VISA Infinite credit cardholders).

Check out the Gift for Eid promotion. Spend RM600 (RM550 for The Gardens Club members and HSBC credit cardholders) and above in a single receipt at any of the mall’s specialty stores from 25 June to 19 July 2015 to redeem an exclusive scented candle along with a pack of Raya money envelopes. First 60 shoppers who spend RM1,200 (RM1,000 for The Gardens Club members and HSBC credit cardholders) and above in a single receipt will also receive a Royal Selangor cash voucher worth RM50. Spend RM750 (RM700 for The Gardens Club members or purchases made from participating booths on the Ground Floor) and above in a single receipt at any of the specialty stores to redeem an exclusively designed throw pillow set. Terms and conditions apply. Hari Raya special performances are also held in June and July, including angklung and Etno fusion music performances and traditional silat and dance performances.

Viva Shopping Mall will be having the Super Sale & Win and Weekend RM1 Special from 27 June to 31 August. A minimum of RM100 spent in a single receipt at any specialty stores entitled shoppers to join the Super Sale & Win Contest and weekend RM1 special buy at the mall’s Customer Service Counter, Ground Floor. Shoppers stand to win 6 Grand Prizes, including iPad mini, bedding set, sofa set and many more. Shoppers are also eligible to buy premium items at RM1 each under the Weekend RM1 Special Buy campaign. Premium items include bowl (RM39.90), bolster (RM79.90), velvet stool box (RM128) and lots of other products. Look out for the mall’s F&B “Finger Licking Food” special discounts and promotions, too. Terms and conditions apply.


Kenangan Raya Bersama P. Ramlee is on from 19 June to 26 July. Grab the chance to win any one of 16 pairs of flight tickets to 8 holiday destinations overseas! All you have to do is join the 1MMSC promotions in conjunction with Hari Raya celebration! Shoppers who spend RM200 and above at Gateaway@KLIA2 are entitled to take part in the contest.

Check out the mall’s Exclusive Festive Cookies Bag Redemption and Exquisite Raya Green packets redemption offers. Redeem a set of exquisite Raya Green Packets when you spend RM100 and above in a single receipt. If you are a Maybank Cardholder, redemptions can be made with purchase of RM50 and above in a single receipt. An exclusive Festive Cookies Bag is also yours when you spend RM300 and above in a single receipt (RM180 and above in a single receipt for Maybank Cardholder). Take part in the Shop & Win Holiday Contest and stand a chance to win holiday packages from Sekeping Serendah, Lexis Port Dickson and The Shorea. Receive one contest entry for every RM300 purchase (RM180 for Maybank Cardholder). Get invited to the mall’s Symphony Raya@TheSymphony Walk special gathering. The mall will invite the daily highest top spenders during this festive season for its Open House Party on 26 July 2015 at The Symphony Walk, Ground Floor and Main Entrance.

The mall has fantastic Mega Sale offers from 26 June to 26 July. To enrich your shopping experience this Ramadan, head on down to the LG2 Orange Concourse to see the age-old tradition of anyaman or weaving coming back to life. When you’re there, don’t miss the chance to try your hand at the traditional art of weaving with guidance from a Kraftangan Malaysia craftsman. For the young ones, look out for special appearances by the mall’s beloved mascots, Leo and Leona. You can also shop your way to exclusive redemptions by spending RM300 (RM200 for HSBC Credit Cardholders) in 2 receipts to redeem Dazzling Glass Set and RM150 (RM100 for HSBC Credit Cardholders) in 1 receipt to redeem Delightful Raya packets. Terms and conditions apply.


The mall’s Anugerah Ramadan events including Bubur Lambuk cooking competition and Pesta Kacau Dodol are on 4 July. From 31 July to 16 August, don’t miss the Merdeka Sales.  On 30 August, a host of activities such as live band performances and cultural dance performances will be held.


From 27 June to 31 August, don’t miss the special offers and discounts of up to 70% during the 1Malaysia Mega Sale. Spend a minimum of RM250 in accumulative receipts and you’ll get one FREE try at the spinning wheel and a chance to win prizes (first-come-first-served and while stocks last. Valid on the same day spending only). RM1 Crazy Sale is on every Saturday from 7pm to 9pm. Spend a minimum of RM200 in accumulative receipts and enjoy the time to buy selected products at only RM1 each during the RM1 Crazy Sale campaign. From 19 June to 19 July, Riang Raya Green Packet Redemption is open. Spend RM200 and above in accumulative receipts at any outlet to redeem a FREE Raya green packet. Other happenings include Raya Bazaar, congkak competition, Riang Ria dance performance and Batik T-shirt Decoration Competition.


1ST AVENUE Stand a chance to win return flight tickets for 2 to Bangkok when you participate in the mall’s Mega Sale Contest from 27 June to 31 August. More than RM20,000 worth of prizes to be won. Shoppers who spend RM150 and above in a single receipt on the same day are entitled to take part. 3 x Prizes: Bangkok Return Flight Tickets for 2 and 5 X Prizes RM200 Cash Voucher for 2. From 1 July to 30 July 2015, don’t miss Hari Raya & Information Technology Campaign where you need to spend RM150 & above in a single receipt to get an exclusive 1st Avenue Sampul Duit Raya. FREE 1st Avenue exclusive gift for shoppers who spend RM100 and above in a single receipt or RM300 and above in 2 combined receipts at any outlet. “I Love George Town” Campaign is on from 1 August – 31 August 2015 with FREE 1st Avenue exclusive gifts to be given away when you can spend RM100 and above in a single receipt, or RM300 and above in 2 combined receipts or RM500 and above in 2 combined receipts at any outlet. Don’t miss out the Best Denki road show from 9 to 12 July. Best Denki is one of Japan’s largest electrical chain stores. 30 winners will walk away with RM1,000 worth of Dynasty Travel Vouchers each! Other activities include OPPO Road Show, Cafe Show, Penang Local Food Fair, Street Art Exhibition, Gamelan Workshop & Performance, Silat Performance, Ketupat-making Workshop, and Merdeka Hunt and Colouring Contest.

Stand a chance to win the Grand Prize of an iPhone 6 and other attractive prizes with every RM50 purchase in a single receipt storewide except at dealers’ counters. The iPhone 6 Contest ends on 31 August 2015. Don’t miss special offers and discounts of up to 70% on selected items at departmental store levels from 27 June to 31 August.  The mall’s Ramadan Bazaar until 16 July offers a wide selection of beverages, cookies, dairies, fresh produce and other groceries all at super-hot value deals. Catch the two-day Members’ Sale on 3 and 4 July with fantastic discounts of up to 80% on selected products at the departmental store.
Enjoy additional discount of 10% and more on selected merchandise at the departmental store level. Shoppers will also receive a RM10 bonus voucher with net purchase of RM100 in a single receipt at the departmental store level. From 26 June, Muslim customers will receive a pack of Raya Packets with RM60 net purchase in a single receipt storewide (except dealers’ counters).  Any shopper who spends RM200 net in a single receipt on fashion wear, shoes and bags at departmental store levels will get an exclusive paper bag for free (while stocks last). Under the Raya Redemption programme on 3 July, you will receive a 6-in-1 Round Compartment with net purchase of RM400 at departmental store levels or RM800 at the Supermarket, Electrical, Artist Record, Optical and Watch/Clocks counters. For higher tier of purchase of net RM800 or RM1,600 and above respectively, you will receive a 2-pc 10” Claytan dinner plate set (while stocks last).

The mall celebrates its 2nd anniversary with lots of “double” specials and mega offers. For the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival, shoppers who spend a minimum of RM300 in a single or maximum of two combined receipts at the mall from 27 June to 31 Aug stand a chance to win weekly prizes – holiday packages/air tickets to selected destinations (Phuket-Krabi Cruise onboard SuperStar Libra, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Pattaya and many more). Salam Aidilfitri promotion starts from 1 July to 30 July. Spend a minimum of RM300 and be rewarded with an Akemi Uchi’s bath towel worth RM69.90. Don’t miss Hari Raya activities: Play Time At Pondok, Wau-making Workshop, Traditional Games (congkak) and Ketupat-weaving Workshop (subject to change without prior notice). The mall’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration will be held from 1 August to 31 August 2015. Turning Two Sweet Treats promotion offers you a complimentary double scoop ice cream from Haagen-Dazs when you spend a minimum of RM222 and above at the mall. Under the Buy 1 Win 1 More promotion, you stand a chance to win another item that you’ve bought in Weekly Double Reward Campaign. Another special at the mall is the Twins movie Ticket Reward offer – the first 200 pairs of twins will get to redeem a pair of TGV movie tickets. Under the Two For One promotion, when you bring a friend to sign up for The Gurney Paragon Card, you’ll enjoy Two-for-One special rate. Terms and conditions apply.

Get rewarded with shopping and dining vouchers when you shop at Gurney Plaza from 27 June to 31 August. Spend RM300 and above (maximum of two combined same-day receipts) at any outlets to redeem your rewards. HSBC Card Holders will need only to charge RM250 to redeem.  Weekly redemptions can be made at different outlets. Salam Aidilfitri Green Packets Redemption Programme is now on till 19 July 2015 – spend RM300 (RM250 for HSBC Card Holders) and above (maximum of two combined same-day receipts) at any outlets to redeem. Malay traditional performances are held on 27-18 June and 4-5 July. Join the Mystical Art of Marrakech Workshop on 4-5 July.

The 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival Lucky Draw is on from 1 July to 23 August.  Stand a chance to walk away with fabulous prizes worth up to RM20,000 when you buy RM100 and above in a single receipt. The grand prize is 3D/2N stay at Club Med Cherating. There are other fantastic prizes to be won, too. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get lucky. The mall has also put together numerous programmes during the carnival.  Raya Packet Redemption (18 June to 16 July) - any purchase of RM80 and above in a single receipt will receive a pack of KBJ Duit Raya Packet. Congkak Game Corner (20 June), Play Ketingting childhood game (28 June), Dance to P. Ramlee’s Songs Workshop (4 July), Special Penang Heritage Day Redemptions (7 July 2015), Kuih Raya-making Contest (11 July), Wayang Kulit Performance (12 July), Raya Classic Dance Performance (16 July) and Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House (10 August).

Stand a chance to win marvellous holiday packages when you take part in the mall’s 1MMSC 2015 Contest from 27 June to 31 July 2015 with minimum spending of RM100 (HSBC credit card) or RM150 (cash and other credit cards) at any outlet. During Maybank Chillax Treat Redemption from 18 June to 19 July, spend RM200 in a single receipt using Maybank Credit Card to redeem two DOME coffee/tea vouchers. 27 June onwards, Citibank Deluxe Treat Redemption is on – spend RM888 (max in 2 receipts of the same day) using Citibank Credit Card to redeem one Esprit 3pc towel gift set. Also happening at the mall are numerous activities, including Colour Splash Fashion Show, Colours of Batik, Hari Raya cultural performances, Miss Penang Earth competition, wayang kulit workshop and Penang George Town Festival.

The mall has an extensive line-up of events in July and August. Watch out for the Mega Sale 2015 Lucky Draw Redemption and Instant Lucky Dip from 4 July to 31 August when you shop and dine at any outlets and push carts (excluding promotional booths) with spending of RM300 and above in a maximum of two combined receipts to win fantastic cash vouchers for many products/services, ranging from F&B, beauty, sports, fashion, lifestyle to arts and crafts on the spot!  Hari Raya and Merdeka Day celebrations promise fun-filled days for shoppers. Activities include Art & Culture Celebration, Summer Charity Fayre, Paw-a-thon Charity event, regular live band performances, ketupat-making workshop and other workshops, Colour Our Nation Colouring Contest, family fun rides by the sea and lots more.

Enter the mall’s contest from 27 June to 31 August 2015, and stand a chance to win attractive prizes with a minimum spend of RM200 in a single receipt and double up your chances when you spend during the weekdays. From 26 June to 19 July, join in the Hari Raya promotions. Manisnya Raya event will have workshops, live band and traditional Malay dance performances throughout the 24-day celebration. Don’t miss the Sweet Raya Collectibles promotion.
Redeem a set of limited edition Hari Raya packets when you spend RM150 and above in a single receipt or get an exclusive candy jar when you spend a minimum of RM350 in a maximum of two combined same-day receipts. You are also entitled to join the mall’s FREE Sweet Nostalgia fun learning workshops like wau or vase-making when you spend RM50 and above in a single receipt. Terms and conditions apply.


CENTREPOINT SABAHRetail outlets at every shopping floor of the mall have something special for shoppers during the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival. Some of the highlights are Warna Warni Ramadan at Hijabista KK, Mitsubishi Roadshow, Hari Raya Sales by Bangga Budi, Furniture & Electrical Fair by Chan Furniture, P1 Beyond Broadband by Packet One and Sofa Fair by KK resources.



SUMMIT GROUP nationwide offers discounts up to 50% for selected items during the Mega Sale Carnival from 27 June to 31 August. Check out the mall nearest to you. SELANGOR - IOI Mall Puchong, Giant Kota Damansara, Aeon Bukit Tinggi, Aeon Rawang and Setia City Mall. KUALA LUMPUR - Berjaya Times Square, Aeon Alpha Angle and KL Festival City Mall. PERAK - Aeon Ipoh Station 18. JOHOR - Holiday Plaza, Plaza Angsana, City Square, Giant Plentong, Sutera Mall, Aeon Bukit Indah, Aeon Tebrau City, Aeon Taman Universiti, KSL City and Kluang Mall. MELAKA – Dataran Pahlawan, Mahkota Parade and Aeon Ayer Keroh. NEGERI SEMBILAN - Aeon Seremban 2. SARAWAK – Bintiang Maga Mall, Miri.

From 23 July to 31 Aug, enjoy exclusive beauty deals and Beauty Hall voucher from Robinsons, Kuala Lumpur. Ladies’ and men’s wear, shoes and bags, home and lifestyle, kids and toys, ladies accessories and lingerie are all up for grabs at huge discounts of up to 70%.

From 27 June to 31 August, try the Spot-on Result Moisturising Treatment by Societe Francaise De Cosmetiques (Sothys) Kuala Lumpur. Targeted result in 1 treatment @RM140 and receive product worth RM179 (Total worth: RM389, Savings: 64%)
-Tourism Malaysia.

Iftar@KL - Solat Terawih Perdana & Rakaman Takbir Raya ( 4 Julai 2015 )

-JKKN facebook.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mid-Year Shopping Carnival Begins!

(From L-R): YBhg. Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General, Tourism Malaysia; YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Ong Hong Peng, Secretary General, Ministry of Tourism and Culture; and YBhg. Datuk Rashidi bin Hasbullah, Deputy Secretary General (Tourism), Ministry of Tourism and Culture launched the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival on 27 June 2015. 

PUTRAJAYA, 27 June 2015 – The country’s biggest shopping extravaganza – the annual 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival and 1Malaysia Unified Sale – are back again, offering big bargains, huge discounts and fun-filled promotional activities put together by malls, retail stalls and other participating trades throughout Malaysia.

Running for over two months from today till 31 August, both sales pulsate with excitement at a time when Ramadan bazaars also sprout up all over the country, lending a dynamic fusion of colours to the local shopping scene. Street bazaars and shopping malls are also hyping up with numerous offers for the upcoming Hari Raya celebrations and the Merdeka Day public holiday.

The sales events were launched today by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Tan Sri Dr. Ong Hong Peng at the Marriot Putrajaya Hotel.

The launching ceremony was also attended by 49 foreign journalists, TV crews and travel agents from 13 countries, namely Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Thailand, UAE, and Vietnam. They are here under Tourism Malaysia’s Mega Fam programme to help promote the country as a premier shopping haven, as well as a top-of-mind tourist destination.

Prior to the launching ceremony, the Mega Fam participants attended a Destination Seminar at Marriott Putrajaya where the Director General of Tourism Malaysia Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab delivered a presentation on Malaysia’s tourism industry and its latest developments. Representatives from KL City Grand Prix and Jump Street Asia were also there to share their tourism products and attractions with the participants. 

Retail stalls and various trades in the country have put together a wide range of products and bargains under the 1Malaysia Unified Sale 2015, which is aimed at creating greater spill-over effects of consumer shopping and boosting trade and business transactions. As at 23 June, a total of 1,267 retailers have registered to participate in the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival and 1Malaysia Unified Sale.

Adding to the excitement of both sales is the #beautifulMalaysia Online Contest, with weekly prizes to be won over 12 weeks from 15 June to 20 September. One grand prize and three consolations prizes are up for grabs every week. Grand prizes include a GoPro Hero 4, iPad Air 2, Canon EOS 100D and OPPO Find 5.

The contest, which is open to participants from all over the world, requires them to submit photos that best encapsulate the beauty of Malaysia in four categories, namely places, festivals, food and shopping. Photos can be uploaded on Instagram using the hashtag #beautifulMalaysia or directly on to the contest campaign website (

Winning photos will be featured on postcards at the end of the campaign. These postcards together with other specially designed postcards bearing the theme Beautiful Malaysia will be placed at selected airports in the country. The postcards will also be used to further promote 2015 as Malaysia Year of Festivals, or MyFest 2015. Various festivals and events happening in the country will be highlighted on the postcards, which can easily be picked up by tourists visiting the country.

Besides the contest, two pocket events will also be held to coincide with the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2015, namely the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) 2015 (12 to 16 August) and Time Kulture, which is a timepiece exhibition (29 July to 9 August). Both events will be held at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

KLFW 2015 promotes local fashion designers and local brands, and creates opportunities for international recognition and further develops the Malaysian retail market for branded fashionable wear. Time Kulture Exhibition by Swiss Watch Gallery showcases the best of Swiss Watch makers renowned for the finest watch brands and high-end jewellery and accessories.

To boost the country’s shopping sector, Tourism Malaysia has embarked on promoting Experiential Shopping packages with lifestyle elements, encompassing culinary delights, entertainment, and recreation for the whole family. Besides that, places of interest around the malls are also being highlighted in the packages.

Tourism Malaysia has also earmarked specific areas with attractive shopping attributes and categorised them as Extended Shopping Zones. These include Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman Heritage Shopping Zone, Bandar Utama, Bandar Sunway and Subang Jaya in Selangor, George Town in Pulau Pinang, Johor Bahru in Johor, as well as Melaka, Sabah and Sarawak.

The designated zones have been approved in February 2015 during the National Key Economic Areas Tourism Steering Committee meeting. The Extended Shopping Zones will be promoted along with the major shopping districts in Kuala Lumpur, such as Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Central Market.

Tourism Malaysia is also producing the Shopping Malaysia Fun Maps that will make it easier for shoppers to find shopping attractions in different locations. These maps will come in handy for both locals and tourists to enjoy the best shopping experience in Malaysia.

The 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival is one of three nationwide shopping campaigns. The other two are the 1Malaysia Grand Prix Sale in March and the 1Malaysia Year-End Sale from November 14 2015 to January 3 next year. Organised by Tourism Malaysia through its shopping promotion arm, Secretariat Shopping Malaysia, the three sales events have helped bring numerous benefits to the local retail sector and boost tourist expenditure in the country.

Malaysia’s shopping sector is a major contributor to the country’s tourist receipts, amounting to RM21.6 billion or 30% of the total receipts of RM72 billion in 2014. The shopping sector continues to hold the second biggest share of tourist expenditure after accommodation, which was only higher by 0.3%.

FAST FACTS:• Malaysia’s tourist arrivals for 2014 reached 27.4 million, an increase of 6.7% compared to 25.7 million tourists in 2013. 
• Tourist receipts for 2014 were RM72 billion, an increase of 10% compared to RM65.4 billion in 2013.
• In 2014, tourists spent RM21.6 billion on shopping in Malaysia, an increase of 9.3% compared to RM19.8 billion in 2013.
• The retail sector constituted 30% of the total tourist expenditure in 2014 against 30.2% in 2013.
• Shopping expenditure continues to hold the second biggest share of tourist expenditure after accommodation.
• MyFest 2015 is expected to help Malaysia achieve the targeted 29.4 million tourist arrivals and RM89 billion in tourist receipts for 2015. These figures will help achieve the target of 36 million tourist arrivals with RM168 billion in tourist receipts by 2020 under the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan.
-Tourism Malaysia.

Borneo Cultural Festival 2015 To Be Held From July 30-Aug 8

SIBU, June 30 (Bernama) - The Sibu signature event, Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF) 2015, will be held at the Sibu Town Square from July 30 to Aug 8.

The organising chairman of the 12th annual event, Datuk Andrew Wong Kee Yew said, a lot of interesting events had been lined up including stage performances by various groups.

"There are 15 local groups, two from peninsular Malaysia, one each from Indonesia, India and Taiwan, China and South Korea," said Wong at a press conference on the BCF here today. The type of performances included traditional and modern dances, martial arts and song performances.

Apart from those performances on the main stage, there will be a lot of other activities held nightly at the Malay/Melanau, Dayak, Chinese and Youth pavilions which are erected separately.

The Sibu Tradex (trade expo), held in conjunction with the BCF at the Sibu Town Square Phase II, will also feature many interesting activities for members of the public such as product promotions, young talent contest, comic drawing contest, colouring contest for children and dance competition. Wong invited members of the public all over Sibu and other places to experience the BCF and enjoy themselves.

However, Wong, who is also the deputy chairman of Sibu Municipal Council, reminded the public not to illegally park their vehicles within the Sibu Town Square as the area will be very congested during the event. Those who do not adhere to this reminder will be issued compounds," he said, adding that members of the public could park their vehicles anywhere outside the town square.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Pelancong jana RM21.6 bilion perbelanjaan beli-belah

photo: PelanconganKini
PUTRAJAYA 27 Jun - Sektor beli -belah terus menjadi penyumbang kedua terbesar perbelanjaan pelancong tahun lepas kata Menteri Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz. 

Menurut beliau, perbelanjaan beli belah daripada pelancong ini mencatatkan peningkatan sebanyak 0.3 peratus kepada RM21.6 bilion iaitu sumbangan sebanyak 30 peratus daripada perbelanjaan keseluruhan pelancong. 

"Jadi untuk meningkatkan lagi sektor beli-belah, kita telah mengenal pasti setiap bandar utama setiap negeri untuk dijadikan Zon Beli-Belah Tambahan. 

"Selain itu, kita juga akan mengeluarkan peta-peta lokasi beli-belah Malaysia yang berkonsepkan keriangan bagi membolehkan pelancong tempatan dan luar negara merasai sendiri pengalaman beli-belah di negara ini," katanya. 

Beliau berkata demikian ketika menyampaikan ucapan perasmian Karnival Juala Mega 1Malaysia, Jualan Bersepadu 1Malaysia dan pertandingan dalam talian #BeautifulMalaysia di sini hari ini. 

Teks ucapan beliau dibacakan oleh Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan, Tan Sri Dr. Ong Hong Peng yang turut dihadiri Timbalan Ketua Setiausaha (Pelancongan) Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan, Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah dan Ketua Pengarah Tourism Malaysia, Datuk Mirza Mohammad Taiyab. 

Karnival Jualan Mega 1Malaysia dan Jualan Bersepadu 1Malaysia ini akan diadakan selama lebih dua bulan sehingga 31 Ogos nanti. Menurut Mohamed Nazri lagi, Zon Beli-Belah Tambahan yang dikenalpasti itu termasuk Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Bandar Utama, Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Sabah dan Sarawak. Selain pelancaran Karnival Jualan Mega 1Malaysia, turut dilancarkan hari ini ialah peraduan dalam talian dengan hashtag #BeautifulMalaysia melalui laman sosial Instagram. 

Menurut Mohamed Nazri, peraduan ini akan membolehkan sesiapa sahaja di seluruh dunia memuat naik gambar-gambar menarik sekitar Malaysia yang turut membolehkan mereka memenangi hadiah-hadiah mingguan terbaik. 

"Peserta boleh memaparkan keindahan Malaysia melalui empat elemen termasuk tempat menarik, sambutan perayaan, makanan dan beli-belah dan memuat naik ke Instagram dengan hashtag #BeautifulMalaysia," katanya.
-Utusan Online.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SIC Zoomers - Jom Singgah Sahur ( 26 Jun - 12 Julai 2015 )

-Sepang Circuit facebook.

Unlucky Race For DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team At Assen

Assen, Netherlands – Saturday 27th June
Circuit: TT Circuit Assen
Circuit Length: 4.5 km
The Dutch Grand Prix saw an unlucky end for the DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team, with Zulfahmi Khairuddin caught up in a high speed crash and Jakub Kornfeil crossing the line outside the points in 20th.
As race day at Assen got underway luck was not on the side of Zulfahmi Khairuddin. After heading out for morning Warm Up, the Malaysian rider soon encountered a technical issue with his bike. Returning to the box before one flying lap was complete, Khairuddin was forced to sit out of the remainder of the twenty minute session whilst his crew worked relentlessly to fix the problem.
Starting from row ten Khairuddin steadily began to pick away at positions but only five laps in bad luck struck again when Gardner clipped the back wheel of the #63 machine taking him out of the race.
Feeling more confident following a positive morning warm up, Jakub Kornfeil made a good start claiming four places on the opening lap. The 22 year old was looking in good form as he fought his way up to fifteenth place but as he entered the last chicane on lap six, another rider forced him wide. Despite re-joining the fight for eighth place Kornfeil was again caught up in another incident, running off track for a second time. Losing valuable time Kornfeil was unable to progress further than 20th position.
Johan Stigefelt – Team Manager
“Today has not been a good race for us. Both riders made a good start so it’s very unfortunate how it has ended here at Assen. Jakub worked his way up to fifteenth and was in the group fighting for eighth position which was good. Top ten was what we were hoping for and what we expected. Unfortunately on lap six he got pushed into the last corner and ran off the track, losing about four positions there. Then when he was going into turn two another rider came from the outside and didn’t see him, so he had to run off track again losing around seven seconds. This caused him to lose all contact with the group so that was the race over for him because it’s very hard to get back from something like that. I believe if this hadn’t have happened we would have finished with a good result. Fahmi had really bad luck today, starting with a technical issue in warm up and then after making a positive race start, he was taken out by another rider. He’s alright and that’s the most important thing.”
#63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin – DNF
“The start of the race was not so bad and I made up a few positions. I knew I had the pace to catch up, even with Jakub and then the other riders behind me started to make a fight; in the last turn they hit me from behind. There’s nothing really else I can say after that; it’s disappointing because I feel I improved so much with my riding here and I was feeling very positive. I look forward to improving more in Sachsenring because I think now we are in a good place and I know I can continue to progress more on track. I also want to say a big thank you to my crew who worked non-stop to fix my bike after warm up for the race.”
#84 Jakub Kornfeil – P20
“My bike was very good today and I was prepared to battle for a good position. The start was very good and I made progress from the first laps, which I wanted, so I did it. I was in the second group fighting for eighth position, so I knew it was possible to finish well. Then before the last corner unfortunately one rider came in front of me on the brakes very hard and I had to go straight through the chicane onto the grass. I lost a lot of positions here but I didn’t think it was too much of a problem because I was still in the group and there were fifteen laps to go. I was just focussing on building my race again when in corner three I was ran ride again. I went completely out because another rider who went wide did not see me and as I was full gas he moved into my line, I nearly crashed there; I lost all the contact with the group and here is where my race really finished. For sure the result today could have been much better.”
-SIC Racing Team facebook.
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