Monday, January 22, 2018

The Mines Shopping Mall Chinese New Year Launch

A glorious 20 feet golden tree takes center stage at The Mines Shopping Mall this Chinese New Year. The launching ceremony started with Spring Fairies Dance Performance by a group of talented students from SMK Seri Kembangan and SJK (C) Serdang Baru 2.

I was also impressed with the 8-Prosperity Season Drums performance. The students played the drums very well.

The 8-Colorful Lion Dance at the launching ceremony with God of Prosperity.

To usher in prosperity and good fortune, the God of Prosperity gave out goody bags containing exclusive CapitaLand's prosperity red packets and gift vouchers sponsored by Drums, Fish & Co. and Natural Health Farm to 100 shoppers. For shoppers who did not get the goody bag, they can redeem it with a minimum spending of RM 88.00 in a maximum of 2 combined receipts from 18 January until 20 February 2018.

Photo credit: The Mines Shopping Mall Facebook

From 23 January until 20 February 2018, shoppers can redeem an exquisite 2 piece set of colorful ceramic bowl with chopsticks with a minimum spending of RM 350.00 in a maximum of 3 combined receipts on the same date at Level 3, Information Counter from 10am-10pm. Only 1 redemption per shopper per day and while stocks last.

CapitaStar Members are entitled to redeem the same 2 piece set of ceramic bowl with chopsticks with 2000 STAR$ points and a minimum spending of RM 200 in maximum of 2 combined same date receipts.

There are many events and performances lined up for this Chinese New Year such as Chinese Brush Painting, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop, Zodiac Light Clay Making Workshop, Spring Fairies Dance Performance, Kids Spring Fashion Show, Joyous Chinese Musical Instruments Performance, God of Prosperity Walkabout and Lion Dance Performance.

For more information, please visit The Mines Shopping Mall FACEBOOK or WEBSITE or call their customer service at 03-8949 6333.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Julie's Love Letters

Turn your love into words this Chinese New Year with Julie's and share it out with Julie's "What's your love letter?" campaign by writing down your most sincere love message. With the “Spread Your Joy; Share Your Love”, Julie’s encourages everyone to send their warmest regards to the people they care about and fill the air with love and warmth this festive season.

Since Chinese New Year is coming soon, giving Julie's biscuits would be a great gift. It is never the monetary value of the gift, but the blessings and well-wishes from the giver that matters most. Julie’s Love Letters are not only a taste of beautiful memories for most Malaysians, but also a taste of sincerity and love.

Express your Love with Julie’s

Julie’s launched the “What’s Your Love Letter?” 2018 CNY campaign at Sunway Velocity Mall recently. Julie’s Malaysia Senior National Sales Manager Mr. Dennis Swee Jing Wei said they are continuing their annual tradition of encouraging everyone to pen down their heartfelt messages and send it out to their loved ones. At the same time, they also wish that everyone can share their love and care to those who need love, and together make our society a better place.

“When was the last time you picked up a pen to write something down? How often do you miss the opportunity to share your excitement with your family? Are there words that you wish to tell your partner or best friend but just couldn’t say it out loud? It’s time to put down your mobile phone and write down your love,” he added.

He said since its initiation in 2015, Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter?” Campaign has received warm response from the public. The objective has always been simple, to write down your feelings and turn those touching moments into an eternal memory.

“Since we initiated the What’s Your Love Letter?” Campaign, we’ve been receiving overwhelming response from the public. Over the years, we have done this is several ways, from postcards to last year’s “Love Invites”, we continue this effort of showing love through words to strengthen the relationships. Because of the public’s support and participation, we are confident to let this beautiful tradition continues,” he said.

He added that with this campaign, everyone can send their love and care through these “Love Letters”, and help to raise the spirits of those in need. This year’s, Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter? Campaign is encouraging everyone to send their blessings to strangers and together make the World a better place.

“To celebrate this year’s Chinese New Year, we have designed a special ‘Fudai’ along with our 700gram Julie’s Love Letters. Inside the Fudai, there is a Love Note for you to write down your blessings and thank you notes for your friends and relatives. Julie’s hope that in this New Year, we can bring more love and hope to everyone beside us,” he said.

In 2018, Julie’s will continue their “What’s Your Love Letter?” Campaign and Chinese New Year promotion around Malaysia.

Scribble Your Love and Win a 24k Gold Fortune Pouch Charm Bracelet

A chance to express your love to your family and loved ones! This year, Julie’s Love Letters launched the “What’s Your Love Letter?” Contest. Purchase two tins 700gram Julie’s Love Letters from Jan 8 to Feb 11, 2018, and write down your love message within 20 words on the Love Note. Fill in your personal details, attach the receipt from your purchase and participate by dropping your contest form inside the giant Julie’s Fudai at Julie’s promotional block or post it to Julie’s mailbox. The top 50 most touching messages will stand a chance to win a 24K Gold Fortune Pouch Charm bracelet. 10 lucky winners will be selected weekly.

Delivering our Blessings to All this CNY

In the Chinese tradition, every household will adorn their homes with the word ””(fu, blessing) during the Chinese New Year in hope to bring the best blessings to their families. This year, Julie’s will let you bring home our blessings!

To thank the public for their strong support over the years, Julie’s will travel around Malaysia to deliver our blessings to all. Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter?” 2018 Chinese New Year Roadshow will be held from Jan 19 to 21, Jan 26 to 28, and Feb 2 to 4 respectively in Selangor, Penang, Ipoh, Johor, Kedah, Pahang and Melaka.

Join us at our “What’s Your Love Letter?” 2018 Chinese New Year Roadshow at the 35 shopping malls. Purchase 2 tins 700gram Julie’s Love Letters and you can participate in our “Bring Your Blessing Home” on the spot. Bring home exciting prizes with vouchers and Julie’s merchandise (terms apply).

In addition, at 11am every Saturday during our roadshow, the first 188 customers who purchased 2 tins 700gram Julie’s Love Letters will receive a free 400gram Julie’s Love Letters and a limited edition “Fudai” woven bag! On first come first served basis, while stocks last. For more details, please visit Julie’s Biscuits Facebook page at

Julie’s “把愛寫出來”新春巡禮地點
Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter?” 2018 CNY Roadshow Venues

Jan 19 to Jan 21, 2018
Aeon Cheras Selatan, Kuala Lumpur
Aeon Big Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Giant Batu Caves, Selangor
NSK Selayang, Selangor
Pacific Alor Setar Mall, Kedah
Billion Jelapang, Perak
TF Value Mart Sg. Siput, Perak
Maslee Setia Indah, Johor Bahru, Johor
Giant Plentong, Masai, Johor
Pacific Batu Pahat, Johor
Jan 26 to Jan 28, 2018
Aeon Bukit Tinggi, Klang, Selangor
Tesco Puchong, Selangor
Mydin Subang USJ, Selangor
NSK Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur
Aeon Big Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur
Aeon Bandaraya, Melaka
NSK, Seremban 2, Negeri Sembilan
TF Value Mart Bt. Gajah, Perak
TF Value Mart Botani, Perak
Econsave Taman Daya, Johor
Aeon Big Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru, Johor
Billion Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang
Gama Supermarket, George Town, Pulau Pinang
Feb 2 to Feb 4, 2018
Tesco Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Aeon Metro Prima, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
NSK Klang, Selangor
TF Value Teluk Intan, Perak
Billion Lumut, Sri Manjung, Perak
Aeon Terbau City, Johor Bahru, Johor
Tunas Manja Air Putih, Kuantan, Pahang
TF Value Mentakab, Pahang
Family Store Kipmart Bachang, Melaka
Sunshine Square, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Sunshine Farlim, Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang
Tesco Penang Extra, Pulau Pinang

Julie’s Love Letters, A Taste You Will Never Forget
During the festive seasons, Julie’s Love Letters is a must-have in almost every household. It is not only a taste of beautiful memories, but also a taste of love. Some believed that every little love letters is rolled up with fortune and luck, that will bring happiness and prosperity to all.

Julie’s Love Letters is a product of quality and it fulfills the modern trend of needing a variety in flavours. The chocolate flavoured ones are rolled up with rich melty chocolate, where every bite is filled with the chocolaty goodness that makes you crave for more. The Strawberry flavoured ones are filled with the aroma of sweet strawberries that you can’t resist, just like the taste of first love.

Julie’s Love Letters is a brand name of more than 30 years. They are made with hi-technology processes that emphasize on hygiene and nutrition. All ingredients used are healthy and natural, without additives, free from trans-fat and cholesterol, with the ISO and HACCP standards and strict management.

Julie’s production’s priority is to bake with love by providing their employees with a comfortable and green working environment, making sure that everyone remembers to put love in what they are doing.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Straits Hotel & Suites Melaka

Last weekend my family had a short 3 days 2 nights fun vacation in Melaka. We stayed at The Straits Hotel & Suites Melaka which is located in the heart of historical city of Melaka and UNESCO World Heritage site. There are 352 rooms designed elegantly for maximum comfort. This 4 star hotel is within walking distance to most tourist attraction spots such as The Stadthuys, St. Paul's Church, Jonker Street and A'Famosa. It is just 2 minutes walk to shopping centers.

When I walked into the hotel lobby, I saw a very spacious and comfortable waiting area with complimentary orange juice, cookies and snacks. There was a cafe where you can buy other drinks and snacks too. I felt very relaxed here and my children loved to eat their cookies.

The friendly staffs at the receptionist area were fast with my check in. They collected RM 100 refundable deposit and RM 8 for heritage tax for 2 days. The staff told me to get a parking card at Level 1 by giving the parking management RM 30 refundable deposit. This is because Straits Hotel & Suites building is connected to Novotel Hotel and both share the same parking spaces. 

Corridor of the 22nd floor with beautiful flower designs on the carpet

There are four types of rooms - Deluxe Twin, Deluxe King, Premier Suite and Straits Suite. My family stayed at the Straits Suite room and Deluxe King room which were linked through a door. Both these rooms had a balcony and comes with comfortable king size bed, LCD TV,  kitchen cabinet with a sink and complimentary mineral waters, coffee and tea, toilet amenities, shower, free wifi, mini fridge, wardrobe, bathrobes, safety box, hair dryer and slippers.

Here is a short video I recorded with my children in the hotel rooms. 

Deluxe King room photos 

 Comfortable king size bed with 4 big pillows and 2 smaller pillows.

 Wardrobe, tv, desk and chair with free wifi for hotel guests.

I love the kitchen cabinet where I can put my things and be more organized. 

Safety box

The Straits Suite room is bigger with a dining table, living area with comfortable sofas and television. The bathroom has a bath tub and iron & ironing board are provided. We loved the Straits Suite room as it was more spacious and my children love to play at the bath tub. 

Straits Suite room photos

 This spacious area with a dining table and comfortable sofas with pillows made our holiday more relaxing.

My daughter and I enjoyed watching movies here especially the Disney channel.

Nice dining table for four people

Kitchen cabinet with a mini fridge

A big desk for those who need to do their work

A complete set of amenities which included sewing kit, comb, shower cap, tooth brushes, shaving kit, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, sanitary bags and cotton buds.

 Bathrobes and slippers

Iron & ironing board

The hotel has a great view and we could see the sea view from our room on the 22nd floor.

There is an infinity swimming pool on the 23rd floor where my children and husband enjoyed themselves. The swimming pool has a depth of 1.2 meters. The view here was very beautiful here. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is also served here besides the pool area. There is also 2 sauna rooms located next to the pool for you to relax and lose weight.

My husband, daughter and son enjoying their swimming time here.

The beautiful sunset view at the pool area.

Gym room on the 3rd floor with lots of exercise equipment.

The hotel provides daily buffet breakfast on the 23rd floor besides the pool. There is a wide range of delicious food served here. Breakfast is served from 7am -10am.

My delicious breakfast

We ordered delicious meals for lunch and dinner here. Dining here was very enjoyable as we could see the beautiful view of Melaka town. The day and night views both look so scenic and beautiful. Below are some photos we took during our 3 days here.

Nasi Goreng Kampung

 Char Kuey Teow

 Mee Rebus

Asam Stingray Rice

Vegetable Pizza

 Chicken Chop was very delicious and the meat was tender. 

Sea Bass was my husband's favorite, the fish was fresh and tasty.

Every Sunday from 12pm-5pm, The Straits Hotel & Suites Melaka offers a variety of delicious buffet. We had mini burger, roti canai, satay, pizza, fried chicken wings and lots more. There was coloring activity for kids after meals.


 There were 3 types of pizzas - Tuna Pizza, Vegetable Pizza and Hawaiian Pizza

 Hot and cold drinks
 Crispy fried chicken wings which was my son's favorite dish.

 Mini Burgers


 Spring Rolls and Fried Sweet Potatoes

 Fruits and jelly for dessert

The mesmerizing view while dining here was an unforgettable experience for my family. 

A special thanks to Mandy from The Straits Hotel & Suites for organizing and hosting my family for this lovely 3 days 2 nights trip here. We really enjoyed our stay here. 

For more information, please visit their website : or 

The Straits Hotel & Suites Melaka
No. 1-B Jalan Melaka Raya 2,
Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka, Malaysia

Telephone : +606 2898 555
Fax: +606 2898 488