Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang (MOP KLIA), Japan’s branded factory outlet shopping mall announced the winners for its ‘Spend & Win a Car’ contest with each driving back a Toyota Avanza and Toyota Yaris respectively, in conjunction with the outlet mall’s Chap Goh Meh celebration.
The ‘Spend and Win a Car’ contest which was held in conjunction with MOP KLIA’s 2019 Christmas promotion has successfully garnered more than 13,000 entries and two winners were selected from among the entries submitted. The ‘Spend and Win a Car’ contest only required shoppers to spend a minimum amount of RM300 in a maximum of two receipts to participate.

“In MOP KLIA, there are always rewards for shoppers. The value shoppers bring back with them is more than what they pay for. Shopping at MOP KLIA offers great value, up to 70 per cent discount all year round. Moreover, our attractive promotions further increases their shopping value with cash back promotions, winnings from contests and lucky picks,” said TJ Cheah, MFMA Development’s Deputy Managing Director.
Suhaimi Bin Mahdar, 52, one of the lucky winners who drove away a Toyota Avanza was overwhelmed when he received a call from MOP KLIA. “I filled out the ‘Spend and Win a Car’ form at the information counter to participate but didn’t think much about it after that. I later received a call informing me that I was in the running to win an Avanza and all I needed to do was to answer one questions correctly. I didn’t quite believe that it was true until they read out my IC number,” said Suhaimi.

Still stoked about winning a brand-new Toyota Avanza, Suhaimi said that he will be on the lookout for more campaigns by MOP KLIA. “Who knows maybe I will win another amazing prize from MOP KLIA again in the future,” said Suhaimi.
Another grand prize winner of the contest, Mohd Zafri Mohd Shariff, 52, who won the Toyota Yaris, shops at MOP KLIA approximately three times in a year with his wife. He said he could not believe that he was lucky enough to win the grand prize. “I have entered several contests like this in the past but I have never been lucky enough to win anything. I’m really happy to be the winner of the Toyota Yaris,” said Zafri.

When asked about his plan with this new car, Zafri said that he will now have a car in standby if emergency happens, and he can drive different cars every other week as well.
The Chap Goh Meh Chinese New Year celebration brought together Malaysia’s multi-racial community which was made up of shoppers as well as business partners and tenants of MOP KLIA. Together, they were entertained with the Chinese cultural performances such as the Sichuan Face Changing Show, Lion Dance and the tossing of the Prosperity Yee Sang.
MOP KLIA hosts a variety of Malaysian festivities throughout the year by offering unique experiences and excitement for tourists and local visitors alike in line with Visit Malaysia Year.

MOP KLIA is strategically located, just 8 minutes away from KLIA and klia2 and approximately 45 minutes from KL City Centre. The outlet mall is easily accessible through various highways such as ELITE, LDP, KESAS, MAJU Expressway, North South Expressway Central Link, and NKVE. Getting to MOP KLIA is also convenient as there are ample of public transportation services available.
For more information on upcoming offers, promotions and happenings at MOP KLIA, visit or


Sunday, 23 February 2020

Have you always wanted to eat healthier but worry that it can sometimes be too difficult or dull? The new year may be over but it’s never too late to get started on your resolutions and Hellmann’s is here to help. The world-renowned condiments brand arrived to Malaysian shores last November with the delicious launch of their new range of salad dressings that will challenge the misconception that eating healthy has to be boring with unimaginative salads.
I had my Smoky Caeser salad dressing to elevate my salad bowl to the next level. Simple and easy, you buy you pour and you eat! 😆 You also can DIY salad bowl with these unique dressing to elevate each dish, making more salads to become exciting and extraordinary.
With its exciting blend of real ingredients and a hint of a smoky flavour profile, Hellmann’s has elevated the usual salad dressings Roasted Sesame, Thousand Island and Caesar from ordinary to extraordinary. These dressings are the perfect addition for a unique meal, taking your salads to a whole new level with richer flavours, making for more exciting salads.
“At Hellmann’s, we believe we can bring more to the table than just great taste. We are not only on the side of food, but also on the side of our consumers, encouraging Malaysians to bring out the best in their meals. While Hellmann’s salad dressings may not be the main ingredient in a meal, it’s the perfect addition to elevate each dish - making ordinary meals extraordinary,” said Shiv Sahgal, Marketing Director of Foods & Refreshment, Unilever Malaysia.
Hellmann’s encourages you to experience their great taste by creating your own salads! To get you started, here are some recipes you could try your hand at with their Roasted Sesame, their Smoky Thousand Island and their Smoky Caesar salad dressings. But don’t let us stop you here! Create your own twist on salads and let these three new dressings help you on your journey to the delicious salad.
Pick up any one of the new Roasted Sesame, Smoky Thousand Island and Smoky Caesar salad dressings at all major supermarkets and hypermarkets for the retail price of RM9.00 for a 210ml bottle. Hellmann’s is even available on partnering e-commerce sites such as Lazada and Shopee.
Limited edition salads by La Juiceria Superfoods, which features the three new salad dressings, will be sold at RM21.90 each and are available in all their outlets as well as food delivery platform GrabFood from now until 29th Feb 2020. 
For more information and updates, follow Hellmann’s Malaysia on Facebook ( or visit Unilever’s Total Foods website (


Friday, 21 February 2020

Great News!! Vietjet's discount is here again!! Vietjet has announced its latest special promotion offering 50% discount on ticket fares for all routes (*). The promotional tickets are up for grabs from now until 29 February 2020, giving tourists the opportunities to experience new destinations and enjoy flying green with Vietjet.
And now is the best time to travel: because you can't delay life. We all want to make the most of our time here, which is why taking a break or a mini-retirement shouldn't be put on the backburner. Stop delaying all those things you really want to do and just do them. Make a travel plan and stick with it.

All you have to do is apply the code "BOOKNOW50" when booking your ticket to get 50% discount. The discount code includes all domestic routes in Vietnam and Thailand, as well as international routes connecting Vietnam with attractive destinations all over Asia – Malaysia, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, etc. The offer is only applicable for travel between 20 February 2020 to 27 April 2020 (**).
Vietjet currently operates the Kuala Lumpur – Ho Chi Minh City route on a daily basis. Flying time per sector is about one hour and 55 minutes. The flight takes off from Kuala Lumpur at 13:10 and arrives in Ho Chi Minh City at 14:05. The return flight departs from Ho Chi Minh City at 9:30 and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 12:25 (all local time).

The promotional tickets are available via Vietjet’s website, “Vietjet Air” mobile app and Facebook (just click the “Booking” tab). Payment can be easily made with Visa/ MasterCard/ AMEX/ JCB/ KCP/UnionPay cards. 
With 50% discount special promotion, Vietjet welcomes all passengers to participate in their "Protect our planet - Fly with Vietjet" programme. Vietjet begins a new journey to conquer new destinations whilst inspiring and calling on people around the world to join hands to protect the green future and Mother Earth, bringing civilized values and reducing the risk of natural disasters, epidemics.

Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thanh Son, said: “Further expanding our international flight network, Vietjet is now connected to many new, attractive and safe destinations with unique and beautiful culture such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka (Japan), Bali (Indonesia) and especially New Delhi and Mumbai, the two biggest hubs of India, with amazing destinations in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Nha Trang, etc. Equipped with a modern, fuel-efficient fleet, Vietjet's eco-friendly flights will bring new flying experiences to people and tourists at an altitude of 10,000 meters.”
As the people and tourists’ airline, Vietjet pioneers to offer flying opportunities for millions of customers globally, promoting the aviation revolution as well as contributing to socio-economic changes to many destinations where Vietjet flies to. The airline also strives to bring the best values to the community, for today and the future.

(*) Excluding taxes and fees 
(**) Excluding public holidays

About Vietjet:
The new-age carrier Vietjet has not only revolutionized the aviation industry in Vietnam but also been a pioneering airline across the region and around the world. With a focus on cost management ability, effective operations and performance, Vietjet offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customers’ demands.

Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. As Vietnam’s largest private carrier, the airline was awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars in 2018 and 2019 by the world’s only safety and product rating website and listed as one of the world's 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in 2018 and 2019. The airline has also been named as Best Low-Cost Carrier by renowned organizations such as Skytrax, CAPA, Airline Ratings, and many others.

With a young, modern fleet with an average age of only 2.7 years, and as one of the leading airlines in the world in terms of safety, quality and technical reliability, Vietjet operates around over 400 flights daily and has carried nearly 100 million passengers to date across an expansive network that includes destinations throughout Vietnam and international destinations in India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia and China.

Further information, please visit at their website


Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Bubble Tea, the international beverage sensation which has enticed the palates and captured the hearts of people all across the world, Malaysians included, has officially landed on the steps of KidZania Kuala Lumpur as the award-winning indoor family centre welcomed its newest industry partner, Tealive. 
Tealive, a home-grown lifestyle tea brand formed in 2017 has since established itself as a household name, achieving rapid growth in less than two years. The brand currently operates over 450 outlets across the world. Besides Malaysia, Tealive is present in China, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Australia, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and now, in KidZania Kuala Lumpur!
To formalise the partnership, Bryan Loo, Chief Executive Officer of Loob Holding Sdn Bhd, the brand owner of Tealive, was presented with the ‘Key to the City’, a symbolic honour traditionally bestowed by a city upon esteemed individuals by KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s very own mayor, Shahrul Nizar Ahmad. 
Aimed at promoting experiential learning and diverting children’s attention away from gadgets, the new Tealive cafĂ© establishment will expose kids to the ins and outs of being a Junior Tearista through hands-on experiences that promote the development of useful life skills.
“We’re delighted to have Tealive, one of Malaysia’s largest beverage chains and experts in their own right, partner with us to lend industry insight and work hand-in-hand to equip children with vital skill sets for the future such as self-confidence, attention to detail, independence and communication skills,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad.
“In this new world driven by advanced technology and gadgets, parents today face a new challenge of keeping their child away from their gadgets. What we offer at KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an avenue for kids to take a step back from all that screen time and experience real life in a fun and engaging way through one-of-a-kind role play activities that expose kids to real world professions and career possibilities,” he added. 
Some of the activities visitors can look forward to at the Tealive cafĂ© establishment include learning how to brew Tealive’s signature handcrafted teas – the Original Pearl Milk Tea and Mango Juice with Pearls, learning how to work the machinery and tools, manage a store, as well as handle customer service. The ingredients involved in making the milk tea and pearls are freshly-brewed tea and tapioca starch. All drinks that are prepared in the establishment are also capped at only half-sugar level.

Commenting on the partnership, Bryan Loo said, “Malaysians already have a strong tea culture. We’re happy to extend this into a modern tea-drinking lifestyle and in the process enabling Tealive to be the leading brand in hand-crafted tea at home and in this region.

“This venture is yet another Tealive Breakthrough for us and we’re excited to be chosen by KidZania Kuala Lumpur for this meaningful activity for our young. We’re confident this partnership will be successful and beneficial to both the children and parents.”

Loo said for the young and curious, their inquisitive minds would be fulfilled through interactive activities to showcase the fun side of how their favourite beverages are brewed.

“Children at KidZania will no longer be full of awe and wonder at how their pearl milk tea is made. At Tealive, we strongly believe that providing a hands-on experience is much better than watching videos to pick up a new skill.

“Actually, it’s more than just learning a new skill here. This process will boost each child’s self-confidence that they, too, can do something productive – independently on their own rather than depending on others.

“Thus, in this context, making your own cup of Tealive pearl milk tea will carry a lot more weight and significance than meets the eye. Parents will appreciate this character-building and confidence-boosting exercise. Imagine what a milestone it will be for a young boy or girl to make a drink and serve it to customers instead of always being served by others,” Loo said.
This process, he added, would give children fresh insight into the effort, care and attention to quality and hygiene behind-the-scenes before each cup is ready to be served. “They will have a healthier respect for customer-service staff wherever they go and will hopefully grow up to be ‘better’ customers themselves,” he quipped.


About KidZania Kuala Lumpur 
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning indoor family centre that promotes learning by offering interactive role-play experiences for kids. The first of its kind in providing edutainment fun, KidZania empowers and inspires kids to pursue their life’s dreams by providing them an avenue to explore what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city. KidZania’s kid-sized city experience is targeted at kids aged between 4 to 14 years which allows them to choose from over 100 job related role-plays spread across 60 various city establishments. As in the real world, children perform "jobs" and are either paid for their work or pay to shop or to be entertained. KidZania is built as a replica of a real functioning child- sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognizable destinations in the form of "establishments" sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.

About Tealive
Tealive is the leading lifestyle tea brand in Malaysia with over 450 outlets. Born in Malaysia in 2017 with a passion to spread modern lifestyle tea culture to the world, Tealive continues to grow through strategic expansion and innovation of products and services. Its wide menu offering of milk tea, smoothies, chocolate and coffee has been created to satiate palates around the world. Tealive currently serves over five million consumers per month in Malaysia with presence in China, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Australia, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

Let the 2020 Chinese New Year feast begin! Feast with the whole family and ring in the Year of the Rat at Utara as Executive Chef Chew Teik Chye and his team dishes up a sumptuous offering of traditional Chinese cuisine across their buffet spread.
As a prelude to the Chinese New Year festivities, from 17th till 23rd January 2020, Utara will feature a Pre Chinese New Year Reunion Buffet Dinner. Priced at RM80+ per adult, RM60+ for senior citizens and RM40+ per child, the buffet will start featuring a wide variety of symbolic dishes of prosperity, good luck and abundance that will also include local, Western, Japanese and Indian cuisine.
Chinese Herbal Chicken Kee Chee
Fried Kam Heong Crab
Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables with Lotus Root
Steamed Seabass with Black Fungus in Soy Sauce
Sang Har Noodles
And also there are some other dishes diners can look forward to. The Chinese New Year Reunion Buffet Dinner on 24th January 2020 and Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner on 25th January are priced at RM 90+ per adult and RM 45+ per child.
Toss to good health and good fortune with the traditional King Salmon Yee Sang at RM88+ per portion and Fruitti Veggie Yee Sang (vegetarian) at RM78+ per portion. 
Another indulgence that should not be missed is the opulent Treasure Pot that is also known as ' Poon Choy. Braised deep in flavor and filled to the brim with an abundance of mouthwatering delicacies such as Abalone, Prawns, Scallops , Clams, Sea Cucumber, Duck and other flavourful ingredients make s the Poon Choy a truly satisfying dish. The Poon Choy is available for dine - in and as a take - away at RM488+. The takeaway Poon Choy is presented in a claypot that is yours to keep!
 Both Yee Sang and Poon Choy are available to order from 1st January to 9th February 2020. For guests who wish to indulge in exclusive set menus or impress business partners, Chef Chew and his team has whipped up a few Banquet Set Menus ideal for family, friends or business.
Health, Wealth, and Luck awaits you when you dine with: 

The Pearl Pre stige Set Menu priced at RM 1188+ 
The Everlasting Future Set Menu priced at RM1288+ 
The Splendour Treasures Set Menu priced at RM1388+ 
The above Private Dining CNY Set Dinner Menus are for a table of 10 persons with minimum 2 tables required for private dining. Groups of 10 persons and above will receive a complimentary Salmon Yee Sang. Available to order from 1st January to 9th February 2020. 

For more information on reservation, please visit or reach them by calling +603 7954 6888 (ext. 4557 Utara Coffee House) for any booking enquiries.

Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya
Lot 6, Lorong Utara C, 
Section 52, Darul Ehsan, 
46200 Petaling Jaya, 
Contact: +603-7954 6888