Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CoolBlog Opens Its Largest Store In Malaysia

CoolBlog has been in the industry for 10 years and now it has opened its first largest store in Melawati Mall next to GSC Cinema. Being a kiosk based beverage brand, CoolBlog has taken a leap into its branding by revealing its new, refreshed and urbanised look. The 973 square feet dine-in store has a combination of pink and black color with its wooden fittings and frames to give customers an urban feel.

CoolBlog introduced over 25 flavors of beverages and desserts with over 300 product variants. CoolBlog is known for their ice blended and smoothie based creations.

CEO of CoolBlog Apps Sdn. Bhd. said, "We saw Melawati Mall as the best location to start our flagship store as its location was within the busy urban area and falls in line with our new target audience. The mall is constantly patronised by students and families around the Klang Valley and this is an ideal place to start. We are also located right next to the cinema which is a perfect location given the daily traffic."

Keith Loh made the limited edition Cool Blue drink which is only available at CoolBlog Melawati Mall until 28 February 2018. This cool, bright baby blue drink topped with ice cream is very refreshing.

CoolBlog has a three-year growth plan to increase the number of outlets in local and international markets to 500 outlets. CoolBlog's mission is to provide quality products and services to customers from all walks of life.

For more information on CoolBlog, please visit their FACEBOOK or WEBSITE.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Double Happiness Set Dinner (Chinese New Year) and Valentine's Set Dinner at Bintang Revolving Restaurant

Chinese New Year and Valentine's day is just around the corner. If you are looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate these two occasions, you can consider dining at Bintang Revolving Restaurant. I had the opportunity to try the Double Happiness (Chinese New Year) 5 course set dinner and the Valentine's 5 course set dinner a few days ago. Dining at Bintang Revolving Restaurant (Malaysia's first revolving restaurant) on the 18th floor of The Federal Kuala Lumpur was truly a great experience as I could see the beautiful Kuala Lumpur night view in 360 degress as it revolves. It is an ideal venue for families and couples get together. 

Photo credit: AJ Zackery

Celebrate this auspicious year of the Earth Dog with good health, good luck, wealth and longevity by having a sumptuous gourmet at The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Unravel the exciting treasure trove of Luna New Year specials be it the Reunion & Prosperity Buffet Dinner or Fatt Choy Hi Tea at the Kontiki Restaurant, or the Reunion & Prosperity 9 course set menu in the dining atmosphere of imperial setting at the Mandarin Palace restaurant, or the Double Happiness 5 course set dinner at the Bintang Revolving Restaurant at The Federal Kuala Lumpur.

To usher this auspicious Chinese New Year, there will be a spectacular lion dance performance on the first day of Lunar New Year on 16 February 2018 at 9.30am. The lion dance will start at the front entrance for guests to take photos with God of Prosperity and dance through the hotel. The hotel has Chinese New Year festive decorations such as plum blossoms and red lanterns.

Double Happiness 5 Course Set Dinner (RM 138 nett per person)

This is available in January and February 2018, priced at RM 138 nett per adult and RM 78 nett per child (Kid's Menu) from 5pm to 12 midnight. Come and indulge in the sumptuous set dinner with your family and friends.

The Double Happiness Set Dinner consists of :
1. Appetizer - Seafood Glass Noodle With Honey Plum Sauce
2. Soup - Double Boiled Chicken & Lotus Soup With Chinese Herbs
3. Sherbet - Lime Sherbet
4. Main Course - Oven Baked Rack Of Lamb With Garlic Brown Sauce (served with Fresh Vegetables & Berny Potato) or Grilled Salmon With Honey Light Soya (served with Fresh Vegetables & Butter Rice with Enoki Mushrooms)
5. Dessert - Nutella Tartlet With Strawberry, Coffee or Tea

Seafood Glass Noodle With Honey Plum Sauce as appetizer was delicious and a little sour & spicy. Love the fresh prawn and glass noodle.

Double Boiled Chicken & Lotus Soup With Chinese Herbs

Oven Baked Rack Of Lamb With Garlic Brown Sauce (served with Fresh Vegetables & Berny Potato). Lamb was tender and delicious and went well with their sauce.

Grilled Salmon With Honey Light Soya (served with Fresh Vegetables & Butter Rice with Enoki Mushrooms)

Nutella Tartlet With Strawberry

Valentine's 5 Course Set Dinner (RM 288 nett per couple)

Come and celebrate this year's Valentine's day at Bintang Revolving Restaurant to enjoy delicious food and the beautiful Kuala Lumpur city night view. This would definitely be an unforgettable Valentine's Day with your loved one.

Valentine's  Set Dinner consists of :
1. Adam & Eve - Carpaccion De Salmon (served with Fresh Green Salad & Marinated Fresh Salmon with Dill Yogurt Dressing)
2. Love Tonic - Broccoli & Potato Cream Soup With Roasted Almond
3. Getting Amourous - Lime Sherbet
4. Centre of Attraction - Surf N Turf (combination of Lobster Thermidor and Grilled Chicken Breast with Wild Mushroom Sauce) or Baked Tenderloin in Fillo Pastry with Mushroom  Stuffing
5. Sweet Distraction - Passion Fruit Mousse With Berries, Freshly Brewed Coffee or Honey Lemon Tea

Carpaccion De Salmon (served with Fresh Green Salad & Marinated Fresh Salmon with Dill Yogurt Dressing)

Broccoli & Potato Cream Soup With Roasted Almond. This soup was creamy and tasted very delicious.

Surf N Turf (combination of Lobster Thermidor and Grilled Chicken Breast with Wild Mushroom Sauce). The lobster was fresh and the meat was very tasty. The chicken meat was tender and grilled to perfection.

Baked Tenderloin in Fillo Pastry with Mushroom  Stuffing

Passion Fruit Mousse With Berries. The passion fruit mousse was very smooth, delicious and not too sweet.

Photo credit: AJ Zackery

Dining at the Bintang Revolving Restaurant was a great experience for me and I enjoyed the beautiful scenery with delicious food. This is a great dining place for families, couples or friends get together. I would love to dine here again.

For more information or to make reservations, please call 03-2148 9166 or visit their website at www.fhihotels.com.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

My Unique Malaysian Chocolate Experience at Harriston Signature

If you love to eat and try different flavors chocolate, you have to try Harriston chocolate. This is a Malaysian brand chocolate which uses the finest cocoa beans. Eating chocolate is known to decrease stress levels and make people feel happier. Harriston is founded by S.C. Teng in 2005 and has 5 flagship stores in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Pahang. Thanks to Mr. Shahrel from Harriston's Sales & Marketing and Racheal, founder of Foodilifecious & drLife for my unique exprience at Harriston Signature.

Harriston has won 3 prestigious awards :
- Gold Award Tourism Boutique Outlet 2017 by Malaysia Tourism Council 
- Best Choice Recognition 2016 (Quality Top Branding Chocolate) by Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) 
- Sin Chew Business Excellence Award 2017 by Sin Chew Daily.

Mr. Shahrel, the friendly staff at Harriston Signature greeted us as we came in and gave a brief description about the establishment of Harriston and 'How Chocolate Is Made'.

He explained the fun facts about chocolate.

From left to right: dark chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate and cocoa powder

Harriston chocolates are made using 100% pure cocoa butter in adherence to ISO 9001 and has halal certification. There are more than 150 varieties of chocolate including an exotic range of tropical fruit chocolates, durian chocolates, coconut and Tongkat Ali chocolates. When I was there, it was my first time I tried curry chocolate and chilli chocolate. The curry chocolate tasted just like curry and the chilli chocolate was sweet at first, after it melted, then tasted spicy in the end.

The store is very spacious with many friendly staffs letting you taste the chocolates.

Lovely packaging which tourists can keep as souvenirs or as gifts to friends & family.

Festive Hampers & Gift Boxes are also available.

If you have always wanted to try to make your own chocolate, you can join their DIY Chocolate Workshop. The fee is RM 35 per pax and takes about 1 hour. It comes with Harriston DIY chocolate kit, apron and certificate. My son and I really enjoyed making our own creative chocolate designs.

My creative chocolate designs.

This chocolate workshop is for adults and children above 3 years old. It was a great hands-on experience and we get to bring back our own handmade chocolates. We did the Chocolate Moulding, Lollipop, Chocolate Painting and Moulding Harris, the Orang Utan.

My blogger friends and I had a great experience at Harriston Signature. Here's a group photo of us after our DIY Chocolate Workshop.

For more information, please visit Harriston website at www.harriston.org or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HarristonMY/.  Come and exprience Harriston chocolate yourself!

10 & 12, Jalan 13/91,
Taman Shamelin Perkasa,
Jalan Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur,
Phone: +603 9281 5122 / +603 9282 5122
68, Jalan Kelawei, 10250,
Georgetown, Penang,
Tel: +604 226 1626 / +604 226 2306
Pusat Perlancongan Malaysia (MATIC)
139 Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +603 2162 2008 / +603 2162 4008
20-D, Jalan Bagan Jermal,
10250 Penang,
Tel: +604 226 7010
Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highland
1 & 2, Jalan Jati 1,
Bandar Gohtong Jaya,
69000 Genting Highland,
Tel: +603-6100 2010
Operation Hours

9am-6pm daily and 9am-8pm (Harriston Boutique, Jalan Ampang)

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 www.facebook.com/JuliesBiscuits.

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.