Tuesday 30 July 2019

Coffee-lovers and members of the public who are passionate about their cuppa can now learn how to extract the best brews out of their coffee beans from Malaysia’s very own national and international coffee champions – Regine Wai and Jason Loo. The public will be able to get up close and personal with the two world coffee champions on Thursday 25 July 2019 and Saturday 27 July 2019 at the Roastedly® booth at Malaysia Coffee Fest 2019.
A respectable cup of coffee at the break of dawn will set the right mood for the whole day for many coffee drinkers. While there are those who depend on their regular barista to brew them their daily cup of coffee, others will find joy in brewing their own cuppa.
At the Roastedly® booth, both Regine and Jason will share valuable tips and pointers on how to attain the best brew out of any coffee bean – from how to store coffee beans correctly, choosing the best filters to give the best flavours, the various methods of extraction, and many more learning points.
Wai holds an impressive record in her list of achievements for Malaysia on the world stage in prestigious coffee competitions: 
• 2015 Malaysia Brewers Cup Champion 
• 2016 Malaysia Siphonist Champion 
• 2016 World Siphonist Championship – 1st Runner-up 
• 2017 World Siphonist Championship – 2nd Runner-up 
• 2018 Malaysia Brewers Cup Champion 
• 2018 World Brewers Cup Championship – 1st Runner-up
Loo also lists a remarkable list of accolades for Malaysia in the international and regional coffee championships: 
• 2013 Malaysia Barista Champion 
• 2013 Fushan Cup International Barista Championship 
• 2014 Indonesia Coffee Fest Barista Champion 
• 2014 FHA Barista Championship (Singapore) 
• 2015 World Barista Championship (Seattle) 
• 2015 Malaysia Barista Championship Champion 
• 2017 Malaysia Barista Championship Champion
The Malaysian world champions will appear on 25 and 27 July at the Roastedly® booth. Yip Leong Sum, President, Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association (MSCA), Host of Malaysia Coffee Fest 2019; will also be present.
Mighty delicious offers on great coffee by Roastedly® 
Amid the buzz of activities lined-up up at Malaysia Coffee Fest 2019, fans and connoisseurs of premium and specialty grade coffee who appreciate convenience and are constantly on- the-go will not be disappointed.
Five exclusive coffees from Malaysia’s top roasters will be packaged and presented at the festival as a special edition, while stocks last. Presented by Roastedly® , the coffee brand which delivers good quality coffee from around the world to its customers with no compromise on quality, price and convenience; the specially curated package will comprise the following five distinctively delicious coffees from the following countries and top local coffee roasters:
1. Ethiopia BOJI Kelloo Semi-Shade #18 – roasted by Beans Depot 
2. Rwanda Huye Mountain, SOVU – roasted by Beans Depot 
3. Malaysia Sabarica – roasted by Lighthouse Coffee Roaster 
4. Indonesia, West Java, Mt Tilu – roasted by Toothless Coffee 
5. Colombia, Juan Heraldo Farjado – roasted by Tongue Mission Coffee Roasters
For the ultimate convenience of coffee-drinkers who are always on-the-go, Roastedly® will bundle a premium disposable drip bag with each sachet. All one need is a cup and hot water to satisfy that coffee craving, and savour remarkably good coffee from different sources around the world in a single buy.
Visitors at Malaysia Coffee Fest 2019 will be able to enjoy the packaged brews at an unbeatable price of RM40 (one pack) and RM70 (two packs).

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Sunday 28 July 2019

During a busy morning, it's easy to let breakfast fall low in your list of priorities, but how many of us Malaysians understand the importance of having a healthy breakfast? Taking just a few minutes to have something to eat can really make a difference to your day. If you don't have time to eat before leaving the house, we have lots of breakfast ideas that can be eaten on-the-go or when you get to work.
Recently Mission Foods introducing a healthier way to wrap things up in the kitchen. The world’s largest flatbread producer has launched a range of healthy wraps in Malaysia to support those looking for an active and healthy lifestyle.
Mission Foods’ Healthy Wraps - Reduced Carb Wrap, Quinoa Wrap and Chia Wrap. 
The healthy wraps are available in 3 variants, which is the Reduced Carb, the Quinoa Wraps and the Chia WrapsEach with their own distinctive taste and qualities.
The Reduced Carb Wraps contain 70% less carbs and 90% less sugar than a regular wrap and are a source of protein and fibre, catering to consumers seeking to lower their carb intake, whilst the Quinoa Wraps and Chia Wraps are fortified with superfoods that are both high in nutrients and loaded with antioxidants and omega-3, and they are both a source of protein and fibre.
To kick start their Healthy Wraps range with bang, Mission Foods has teamed up with Malaysian champions Farah Ann and Peter Davis in a ‘Breakfast of Champions’ campaign. The campaign aims to inspire more Malaysians letting the Malaysians know how does the champion have for their daily breakfast. As part of the campaign, Farah Ann and Peter Davis will share their breakfast favourites using the Healthy Wraps range through various social media platforms.
Randall Tan, Brand Manager of Mission Foods South Asia said that “With our new line of Healthy Wraps now available, we hope to make an impactful change in the lives of Malaysians striving for a healthier and better lifestyle. Let us be a part of your mission for a better you”
Randall Tan, Brand Manager of Mission Foods South Asia. delivering his welcome note
From Left to Right : Farah Ann – Malaysian Gymnast,
Mark Tan – Retail Sales Manager of Mission Foods Malaysia,
Cosme Martinez – Chief Financial Officer of Asia and Oceania,
Randall Tan – Brand Manager of Mission Foods South Asia,
Peter Davis – Malaysian MMA Fighter
at the launch of Mission’s new Healthy Wraps
“Many people have the wrong idea and practice of skipping breakfast in order to stay fit and lean but this is not the right way. Not only does this do more harm to our body but it prevents us from staying on top of our game and leaves us feeling drained and moody by the end of the day”, Farah Ann said as she demonstrated two fun and easy recipes - ‘Banana in Chiajammies’ using the Chia wrap as well as ‘It’s a Party in my Wrap’ recipe staring the Reduced Carb wrap.
Farah Ann, Malaysia’s sweetheart and artistic gymnast, rose to glory when she brought home multiple medals at the recent SEA and has been on a winning streak since. She has a rigorous training regime both in the morning and afternoons and because of this she is a great believer of starting the day right with the right breakfast.
Farah Ann encouraging Malaysians to start their day right with a wholesome healthy breakfast and not skip breakfast as it is the first most important meal of the day. She happily shows her ‘Banana in Chiajammies’ recipe using Mission Chia wrap.

Man of the hour, Peter Davis certainly packs a punch in and out of the kitchen. The model, actor, host and professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter is a winner in all his roles. “As an MMA fighter, I have to stay sharp and focused at all times, to be swift like a coursing river. My energy level has to be constant throughout, and so I require food that is low in sugar and rich in fibre and protein which is why superfoods such as Quinoa and Chia benefits me tremendously.” Peter has won numerous MMA championships and continues to fight actively.
Peter Davis inspiring Malaysians to make a positive and healthy lifestyle change and to make your first meal of the day count. Wrapping up his healthy ‘Sea Bed’ recipe using Mission Quinoa wrap.
Peter who recently turned pescatarian mentioned favouring the Reduced Carb wrap because of the high fibre but low carb and sugar content compared to other wraps in the market. At the launch he demonstrated 2 recipes – the simple and cheesy ‘High Protein Spinach Feta’ recipe with the Chia wrap and ‘Sea Bed’ recipe using the Quinoa wrap.
The power duo championing through the recipe demo together showcasing the versatility and flexibility of the new line of Mission Healthy Wraps.
The #BreakfastofChampions campaign with Farah Ann & Peter Davis inspired me to think, act and eat like a champion. I am looking forward to make my own breakfast now. Eat like a champion, be a winner , because nothing beats starting the day like a winner!
Farah Ann (Left) and Peter Davis (Right) teamed up with Mission Foods on the #BreakfastofChampionsMY campaign showcasing their favourite healthy breakfast recipes using Mission Foods Healthy wraps.
The new Healthy Wraps range with its 3 variants are available at all leading supermarkets on the bread aisle alongside their existing range of Supersoft Wraps, Naan, Pita, Pizza Crusts and Chips.
To find out more, please visit Mission Foods links as below;


Wednesday 24 July 2019

Back for the eighth instalment, the Great Eastern LIVE GREAT Run will return this year to the iconic Bukit Jalil National Stadium on August 17 evening.
Riding on the positive response received from previous years, the Great Eastern LIVE GREAT Run 2019 5KM Triple Fun Run will continue to bring runners through three unique zones – the Bubble Zone, Colour Zone and Water Zone
Held annually to popular acclaim, the 12KM LIVE GREAT Run is a fan favourite among passionate runners who are eager to challenge themselves and beat their best personal times. Whereas the 5KM Triple Fun Run will bring runners through three unique zones – the Bubble Zone where the foam is non-toxic, gentle on the eyes and safe for all ages; the Colour Zone where a brand-new slime element made from corn starch and natural food dyes will be introduced in replacement of the coloured powder from previous years; and the Water Zone where participants can water down in.
Participants can also look forward to a food festival, carnival games, and many other attractions like a giant snow globe, and airbrush tattoos for both children and adults.

The Great Eastern LIVE GREAT Run is one of the signature events under the Great Eastern LIVE GREAT Programme, the first integrated health and wellness initiative by an insurance company in the region. The run was designed not only to encourage people to achieve their fitness goals, but also to demonstrate that leading an active lifestyle can be a fun and meaningful way to spend quality time with their loved ones.
The fun continues for participants with a post-event carnival, which includes inflatables for both children and adults and a trendy food festival where runners and visitors alike can treat themselves to a host of delicious international cuisines
Registration for the Great Eastern LIVE GREAT Run 2019 closes on July 28. The registration fee is RM79 for the 12KM LIVE GREAT Run and RM69 for the 5KM Triple Fun Run. Find out more and sign up now for a fun-filled evening with your loved ones at https://www.livegreatrun.com.

About Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad (GELM) 
GELM began its operations in 1908 as a branch office of The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited. The Malaysian operations were subsequently transferred to a locally incorporated public company, GELM under the Scheme of Transfer of Business. The Company was certified by The Malaysia Book of Records in 1998 as “The Oldest and Largest Life Insurer” in Malaysia. 

With more than a century of experience and solid financial foundation, GELM has RM81.2 billion in assets, over 3.0 million policies in force and a network of 19,000 agents nationwide as at 31 December 2018. To date, GELM has 21 branches nationwide and products include life insurance plans, investment-linked plans, mortgage protection, business protection, employee benefits, medical insurance and group health benefit schemes. GELM is a wholly- owned subsidiary of Great Eastern Holdings Limited and its ultimate holding company is Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC).

About Great Eastern Holdings Limited 
A market leader and a well-established trusted brand in Singapore and Malaysia, Great Eastern was founded in 1908. With S$85.0 billion in assets and over 4 million policyholders, it has three successful distribution channels – a tied agency force, bancassurance, and a financial advisory firm, Great Eastern Financial Advisers. The Group also operates in Indonesia and Brunei and has a presence in China as well as a representative office in Myanmar. 

It was named Life Insurance Company of the Year at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards in 2011 and 2013 by Asia Insurance Review. The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited and Great Eastern General Limited have been assigned the financial strength and counterparty credit ratings of by Standard and Poor since 2010, one of the highest among Asian life insurance companies. Great Eastern asset management subsidiary, Lion Global Investors Limited, is one of the largest private sector asset management companies in Southeast Asia. 

Great Eastern is a subsidiary of OCBC Bank, the longest established Singapore bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912. It is now the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets and one of the world’s most highly-rated banks, with an Aa1 rating from Moody’s. Recognised for its financial strength and stability, OCBC Bank is consistently ranked among the World’s Top 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance and has been named Best Managed Bank in Singapore by The Asian Banker. 

OCBC Bank’s key markets are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greater China. It has more than 570 branches and representative offices in 19 countries and regions. These include over 300 branches and offices in Indonesia under subsidiary Bank OCBC NISP, and more than 100 branches and offices in Hong Kong, China and Macao under OCBC Wing Hang. 

For more information, please visit greateasternlife.comhttps://www.greateasternlife.com/my/en/index.html.