Friday, August 31, 2018

Tun M And Tun Siti's LEGO Mural Unveiled At Carousell's "Sayangi Malaysiaku" LEGO Art Exhibition

As Malaysians celebrate the country’s 61st independence day, Carousell, Republic of Bricks (ROB) and Sunway Pyramid Mall unveiled an array of unique murals built entirely from LEGO bricks celebrating our country.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah’s LEGO mural is the highlight of the exhibition, beginning 30 August to Sunday, 2 September 2018 at LG2, Central Avenue, Sunway Pyramid.

18 unique LEGO mosaics will also be on display, featuring interesting Malaysian moments, culture and sceneries, coupled with LEGO-themed activities for visitors by Carousell. LEGO fans can also connect with LEGO collectors across Malaysia on Carousell.

“The LEGO builders and fans have long traded and exchanged ideas via our platform and we in turn focus on creating authentic relationships with our communities. Naturally, Merdeka is the perfect opportunity for us to engage the LEGO fan community while celebrating 61 years of independence which highlights their creativity,” said Tang Siew Wai, Country Head of Carousell Malaysia.

Siew Wai added that hobbyists and enthusiasts could buy exclusive LEGO collections on Carousell. “To date, we have approximately 1 million LEGO listings on Carousell. This includes exquisite and scarce pieces of LEGO items to suit the user’s needs.”

“Sunway Pyramid has always been a strong supporter of the creative arts, advocating a variant of artists to display their pieces in our mall. Our collaboration with Carousell and ROB is part of our continuous efforts to offer a variety of activities to our shoppers especially on this very significant Merdeka celebration,” said Amy Hoo Ooi Mei, Senior Manager - Marketing of Sunway Pyramid.

“Matching different LEGO pieces to build this mural resembles the diversification of our culture and races living together in peace and harmony. The murals were built by artists from ROB to convey our love for our country and promote creativity with bricks. Carousell and Sunway Pyramid have been supportive partners in developing the community, and we hope that through this initiative, more will follow suit and develop their interest by joining our LEGO community on Carousell,” said Zen Chan Yang Shan, President of ROB.

A total of 166,888 pieces of LEGO bricks were used for the portraits displayed at the event, with 9,216 pieces used for Tun M and Tun Siti’s mural which was built by members of ROB.

ROB is a LEGO fan interest and networking group that focuses on LEGO projects, events and display in Malaysia. Over the years, the group has gathered LEGO hobbyists across the country to learn and share their passion. At present, the group has over 1,000 members that consist of enthusiasts from all walks of life.

For more information, visit Carousell on, or download the Carousell app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Museum Of Illusions Kuala Lumpur

I brought my family to visit Museum Of Illusions Kuala Lumpur recently. This is the place where you can see things that may not be true. Our brain gathers information from our senses, enhancing some details and ignoring others. This is where you will open your mind, twisting and turning your inner thoughts.

We had a great experience exploring all the exhibits, rooms and even testing our minds to solve puzzles and understand things. My family and I learnt a lot during our visit here. This is an amazing and unimaginable experience!

Look at me on the plate going to be eaten. Haha... Over here you can let your imagination run wild and have lots of fun!

The color room where you can see mixtures of colors from the three main colors of red, blue and yellow.

The Vortex tunnel where you will feel dizzy as it spins fast.

The Chair Illusion is one of my favorite. 

The Rotated room is like the upside down house. 


If you love to solve puzzles, try solving these. If you like them, you can buy them at the souvenir shop here.

There are many other illusions such as true mirror, holograms, anti-gravity room, optical illusions, puzzles and lots more. You need to come and experience it yourself. 

Museum Of Illusions is located on the 1st and 2nd floor of Ansa Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang. 
Telephone no.: 03-21102654
Opening hours: 9am-11pm Monday to Sunday
Ticket Price: RM 35 for adult, RM 25 for child and RM 90 for family

For more information, please visit Museum Of Illusions FACEBOOK or WEBSITE.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Ginn International Showcase

It was a blast at the Ginn International August Showcase at Hall 1 of KLCC Convention Centre on 5th August 2018. Approximately 260 guests attended this event wearing their best designed clothes. It began with a high level exposition of its brand & business direction by the Emcee of the Day, Isabelle Lee. This high level exposition was fully endorsed in the presence of its Founding President, Ms Ginnie Lam, Ginn Artistry President, Mr Nicolas Pang; and the Operations Director, Mr Derrick Yong.

Composed of 3 fashion & red-carpeted Runway Shows in a single Showcase, Guests were feted to its very own Ginn Artistry Fashion Show with Designer Evening Gowns by Glitter Venus & Ginn Int'l sponsored Jewellery. This runway performance was helmed by 12 of the most prominent M'sian Beauty Queens and local top Models whose Talents also earned them their appointment as Star Brand Influencers at this very Showcase itself.

This was quickly followed by the first Star Brand Awards Int'l presentation in KL, Malaysia by its President, Professor John Hee Chul Jung from Korea, who expounded on what's trending in the next wave of the Korean entertainment scene and beauty industry landscape, that will soon see a convergence of Asian Models, Entertainment Artists, Education institutions & Pageant Promotion Platforms. It gave prominent Guests much food for thought as the Program continued with a Presentation of the Star Brand Influencers Awarded Contracts to the very same 12 Ginn Artistry (M'sia) Models who graced the MIJF Runway with their amazing Opening Show.

The action picked up with the appearance of the Top 6 Graduating Stewardesses & Steward from the Cabin Crew Academy KL (Subang Skypark) who elevated the MIJF red carpet runway  with a Special Academy Uniform Parade (against the backdrop of the highly popular Triumph in the Skies' drama theme song. This was followed by a brisk session by the Managing Director of CCA KL himself, Capt. Amin Said. The highlight of the CCA KL segment was the Official Appointment of Ginnie Lam as the International Ambassador of Cabin Crew Academy KL, to promote and to carry the cause of elevating the aviation hospitality industry into an even nobler and socially equitable profession.

Next, as the Emcee ushered the Showcase Chairing Ms Ginnie to her backstage preparation for the Showcase's primary finale highlight, the attending Guests' were treated to a series of short Sharing sessions by:

• JCI Malaysia's Ms. Mikasa Chong on their campaign for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, a set of global objectives for all UN countries targeted for the year 2030; followed by the 

• International Aroma Association's (IAAA) Ms. Vicky Law on the "Art of Feminine Elegance through Aromatherapy; and finally by none other than

• Ginn's very own Operations Director, Mr. Derrick Yong together with Mr. Nicolas Pang on recounting the progressive journey of Ms. Ginnie Lam in Malaysia since becoming the Coffee & Tea Lifestyle Ambassador of the "Best Malaysian Cafés" Program in the year 2017.

The highlight of the showcase was the Korean Senior Models' Association's Traditional Hanbok Elegance Showcase with 10 top senior Korean Models showcasing the finest designs, from über traditional pieces to contemporary chic everyday pieces. Ginnie Lam herself was wearing the Hanbok and gracefully walked down the runway. 

In the Ginn Showcase Finale that was to wrap up the afternoon's joyous occasion, the Guests were shown a Special video presentation on Ginn Int'l's recent collaborative show in Korea on the 11th of July 2018 for the Federation of Arts & Culture Korea (FACO Korea). This was followed by a Special moving Appreciation Speech by Ginn Int'l Founder Ms Ginnie Lam herself.

For more information on the Ginn International Showcase, please visit Ginnie Lam's FACEBOOK or WEBSITE.

Swiss Dream Circus Family Entertainment

My family and I watched the great and entertaining Swiss Dream Circus at Desa Parkcity last Saturday. There is ample parking space near the circus tent. It was indeed a very exciting and impressive performance. Many people came to watch this amazing circus and it was almost full house. The Swiss Dream Circus will be here until 9th September 2018. 

Bring your family to watch if you have not seen it yet. My children enjoyed this circus performance very much and they told me it was very thrilling with dangerous acts performed skillfully. 

Photo of me, my son and Marco Baumgartner (Founder & Producer)

Here are some photos and videos which I took during the show.

Yurie Basiul – Handstand Act from Moldova

Maria & Alex – Pole Act from Romania

Isabela & Ernesto – Cradle Act from Venezuela. When Isabela did her act blindfolded, everyone held their breath as it was a very dangerous act.

Igor & Tatiana – Knife Throwing Act from Russia. Another dangerous act when Tatiana turns around on a rotating platform and the knives get stuck in the board next to her.

Trio Naumov – Russian Bar from Russia

My family and I had an enjoyable time watching this awesome Swiss Dream Circus performance. We would love to watch it again. Each performance was unique in its own way and there were no mistakes made. A truly well prepared performance that would take your breath away. 

For more information, read my earlier blog post HERE

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Antabax Introduces 'Bring Joy Back, Not Germs' Campaign

For the past few months, many parents were worried to bring their children out because of the rise of Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD). Spread of germs in public playgrounds, shopping centers and schools made parents worried. As of August 16, 2018 statistics from the Ministry of Health Malaysia show that 52,393 children have been reported to have contracted HFMD.

Antabax, Malaysia's number 1 Halal antibacterial personal care range introduced the 'Bring Joy Back, Not Germs' campaign to teach simple steps that can reduce the spread of communicable diseases, for more joyous and less germs day out with family.

Launched in conjunction with MBO Cinema's Blood Donation 5.0 at Starling Mall, Damansara Uptown, there was a talk about '5 Things That Parents Should Know About Common Infectious Diseases' by a specialist from Sunday Medical Center, hands-on hygiene demonstration by nurses from MAHSA University, interaction with the Antabax mascot, Germbuster, fun quizzes and lots of prizes.

Both parents and children learnt that good personal hygiene is important to reduce the spread of communicable diseases from this campaign. According to the Center for Diseases Control (CDC), about 80% of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch and the CDC recommends hand hygiene as one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.

Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal Care Department of Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn. Bhd. explained that the brand is carrying out numerous activities aimed at encouraging better hand and general hygiene practices that can support Malaysians active lifestyles.

Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal Care Department of Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn. Bhd. 

Antabax product range includes hand soap, bar soap, shower cream, antibacterial sanitizer spray, antibacterial sanitizer gel and antibacterial wipes that provide 24 hours protection against 99.9% of germs. It was great to see that the toilets at MBO Starling Mall uses Antabax antibacterial hand soap.

For more information on HFMD and ways to minimize the risk of spreading communicable diseases, visit Antabax FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

bio-home Sets a Malaysian Record for The Most Number of Participants in a Hand Towel Washing Event!

Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd receiving the Malaysia Book of Records award from Mr. Edwin Yeoh, Business Development Manager, of Malaysia Book of Records Sdn Bhd.

bio-home, has entered the Malaysian Book of Records for the most participants in a hand towel washing event, at a fun-filled ‘WE CARE’ activation held at the Atria Mall Shopping Gallery, here, today. My children and I participated in this event and we had a fun bonding time together.  Every participant received a white cotton hand towel with a stain on it. Their task was to wash the hand towel using bio-home laundry detergent and water until the stain was completely removed. The speed with which the stain was removed showcased bio-home laundry detergent’s gentle yet effective cleaning power. Effective and affordable, the bio-home laundry detergent is tested and proven to be safe and gentle on most delicate skin.

More than 725 participants, mainly children and their parents set the record in less than an hour using bio-home laundry detergent at an educational roadshow that was held in conjunction with the bio-home ‘WE CARE' campaign. Bio-home was certified as the record holder for Most Number of Participants in a Hand Towel Washing event by Malaysian Book of Records representatives.

Mr Francis Ng leading the 725 participants to a Malaysian record.

bio-home, proudly developed and owned by homegrown heritage brand Lam Soon, encompasses a range of eco-friendly home cleaning solutions made from biodegradable and renewable plant-based active ingredients that  are within reach of consumers who care for the environment, while creating a cleaner, greener and more pleasant home. 

The record number of participants were representatives from 100 kindergartens and 10 primary schools that bio-home had collaborated with this year, providing the children with insight into the environment, fostering recycling initiatives and teaching them life-skills such as helping with home chores. Members of the public also participated.

“The bio-home WE CARE initiative aims to educate families and especially young children on why and how we need to preserve the environment for our future. Sorting recyclable items for instance is a simple step that all of us could practise. Similarly using eco-friendly household detergents and cleaners such as those offered by bio-home is a good start,” said Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd. 

bio-home products include laundry detergent, delicate laundry detergent, dish washing liquid, kitchen cleaner, floor cleaner and multi-surface cleaner.

bio-home Laundry Detergent
bio-home laundry detergent contains non-toxic concentrates that deliver effective washing results. Its Plantmoist Technology helps to restore skins natural moisture barrier. In phthalates-free fragrance of Hyacinth and Nectarine.
Available in 1500ml, at RM27.35

bio-home Delicate Laundry Detergent
bio-home Delicate Laundry Detergent is a readily biodegradable formulation that is ideal for washing delicate clothing such as baby fabrics, silk, wool and underwear. Available in 1500ml, at RM27.35

bio-home Dish Washing Liquid 
bio-home Dishwashing Liquid is gentle on the skin, with no harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients and is kinder to the environment, breaking down naturally when released into waterways.  Available in 500ml, at RM7.45.

bio-home Kitchen Cleaner  
Made from non-toxic ingredients that remove tough grease and grime stains effectively in kitchen areas. The kitchen cleaner is formulated to be rinse-free, making kitchen chores easier without a second round of wiping. Available in 500ml, at RM10.

bio-home Floor Cleaner
A baby-safe concentrated solution that cleans floors effectively without leaving any harsh chemicals behind. bio-home floor cleaner is also dermatologically tested to be gentle on skin. Available in 1500ml, at RM14.05.

bio-home Multi-Surface Cleaner
bio-home Multi-Surface Cleaner features a rinse-free formula that makes cleaning easy and ensures surfaces are free from dirt and dust. It can be  used on all types of surfaces including wood, marble and veneer, Available in 500ml, at RM10.

About Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd
Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd (Lam Soon) has been an established manufacturer of edible foods, household and personal care products in Malaysia since the 1950s. In the household and personal care category, their selection of quality products include, Orchid Feminine Hygiene range, May personal care range, Fruitale FairWhite UV personal care range, Antabax antibacterial personal care range, ZIP homecare product range of dishwashing liquid, floor cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, powder and cream cleanser, Labour dishwashing liquid and paste, and bio-home dishwashing liquid, multi-surface cleaner, floor cleaner and laundry detergent.

As a renowned and trusted household brand among consumers, Lam Soon is dedicated to producing quality products for a healthier lifestyle and cleaner homes.

Thursday, August 16, 2018


In the spirit of celebrating Malaysia, Sunway Lost World Of Tambun (LWOT) will be hosting the Hello Malaysia campaign! To commemorate this special occasion, a myriad of activities will be prepared for Malaysians to get together to have a memorable ‘Malaysia Celebration’ in a relaxing environment of Ipoh surrounded by nature.

From 18 th August to 16 th September, visitors will be greeted with performance and activities such as Oh Merdeka! – a show which brings visitors on a trip down memory lane of Malaysia before its Independence Day, accompanied by Complete Malaysiaku, Rukun Negara Quiz and Merdeka Pinwheel DIY workshop for visitors to apply their patriotic knowledge in completing different challenges.

When it comes to street food, satay is undeniably the one delicious food that visitors can never resist. For those who wants more spice, be sure to participate in the LWOT Spicy Satay Challenge to satisfy your taste buds with the super-hot sauce satay, nasi impit, cucumber and onions, at the same time bring home a mysterious prize! 

After a long day of exhilarating activities, visitors can kick back and have a good time with loved ones under the starry night in complete comfort at Lost World Glamping – a trendy and glamorous style of camping which allows guests to enjoy the outdoors in a fun and relaxed way without sacrificing comfort.

“This campaign is held in conjunction with National Day and Malaysia Day, holds deep significance as it celebrates Malaysia and Lost World Of Tambun as a destination in one of Malaysia’s historical cities. Not only will this campaign build a stronger bond between Malaysians and also visitors from around to see and learn about the country’s beauty, it aims to also foster patriotism as they enjoy the Made In Malaysia natural hot springs and experience the mythical Luminous Forest whilst embraced in nature,” said Mr. Nurul Nuzairi Mohd Azahari, General Manager of Lost World Of Tambun.

Visitors are also able to redeem vouchers for in-park purchase when purchasing ticket (walk-in or online) with MyKad and MyKid rates. Enjoy offers for one (1) Adult entrance ticket at only RM58.20 and one (1) Child ticket for RM 54.00 online* during the campaign period. Alternatively, visitors can also get discounted price of RM61.30 for Adult ticket and RM54.70 for Child ticket at the ticketing counter**.

For more information on New Malaysia Celebration, log on to the website at or its Facebook page at or by calling the park at +605 542 8888.

*Tickets are valid up to 15 September 2018
*Tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours before the redemption
*Terms and conditions applied

*Applicable for MyKad or MyKid rate

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Flower Chimp Secured RM 6 Million Funding Following Success Across Southeast Asia

“Say it with flowers!” Creating moments of love by sending flowers to your loved ones has gotten so much easier as the flower delivery industry booms with the growth of e-commerce worldwide. Imagine selecting your favourite bouquet and arranging for delivery as simple as a few clicks away.

From birthday bouquets to congratulatory flower stands, special messages on Valentine’s and Mothers’ Day, Flower Chimp caters to all your blooming needs from as low as RM89. Ahead of its competitors, Flower Chimp offers a nationwide network which covers more than 80 districts across Malaysia, including in Sabah and Sarawak. Such wide coverage makes the platform the preferred online florist among consumers who enjoy further benefits with its free delivery on all orders at no minimum spend. Consumers can also arrange for the same day delivery for any orders made before 1 pm to surprise their loved ones.

“Despite being a new player in the flower delivery business, Flower Chimp has grown into a household name in this industry. In less than two years, we became the No 1 choice in the online flower delivery service in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines recording five (5) times growth compared to last year,” said Maximilian Lotz, Founder of Flower Chimp.

Following its promising performance in the online florist service, Flower Chimp has recently secured an investment of RM 6 million from its investors including Asia Venture Group (AVG), a private company that sees the promising potential Flower Chimp offers through its unique business model and marketing strategies. The same company has also invested in iMoney, Happy Fresh and iPrice. “We aim to expand our reach to a new market in Singapore by the second half of August 2018, and other countries in Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong by 2019,” Lotz added.

Self-taught in the flower business, Lotz and partner/Chief Operating Officer, Niklas Frassa plan to utilize the funds received to strengthen their footprint in Indonesia and the Philippines and improve their technical infrastructure to offer better benefits to their customers with smart features including live order tracking. “At the same time, we conduct our market research to come up with new products and promotions regularly to entice our customers to return to find what they are looking for,” said Frassa.

Elaborating further, Frassa said, “With the power of online marketing and social media, we aim to enhance our branding and become the top-of-mind for our customers to look forward to as they become more tech-savvy every day. We are confident that in the next twelve (12) months; from Q4 2018 to Q4 2019, Flower Chimp will grow three (3) times over with contributions from all four major markets namely Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines”.

Meet The Men Behind Flower Chimp

Maximilian Lotz

Chief Executive Officer, Flower Chimp
As the Chief Executive Officer of Flower Chimp, Maximilian is responsible for running all facets of the business across Flower Chimp’s four markets. Maximilian has an established track record in the e-commerce space from heading the Malaysia business of, an world-leading vendor of hearing aids. Prior to that, Maximilian gained vast experience investment banking & venture capital.

Maximilian graduated with a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Maastricht University (Netherlands) and Bocconi University Milan (Italy)

Niklas Frassa
Chief Operating Officer, Flower Chimp
As the Chief Operating Officer of Flower Chimp, Niklas is responsible overseeing operations across departments in Flower Chimp’s four markets. Niklas' background is in management consulting, where he among other roles acted as a project leader for the leading management consulting firm in Germany’s media industry. Furthermore, he gained vast e-commerce experience during stints in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia with Southeast Asia’s leading online fashion company, Zalora. Niklas graduated with a M.Sc. (CEMS) in International Management from Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands) and a B.Sc. from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany).

Flower Chimp in Malaysia
Instagram: @flowerchimp

Flower Chimp in Indonesia

Flower Chimp in the Philippines


About Flower Chimp
Flower Chimp was established in 2016 by two German entrepreneurs, Maximilian Lotz and Niklas Frassa who have been living in Southeast Asia for several years. Combined with their stint in the Netherlands, a known epicenter of floriculture; they decided to dive into the flower industry and set a new standard for online florist services. With the customers’ best interests at heart, Flower Chimp has been catering to the need for high quality flowers at affordable prices complete with nationwide free delivery. As the business grows, the team continues to improve on its services and research & development to offer more variants of flowers to the growing market.

Currently, Flower Chimp is operating in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. In the near future, the two ambitious entrepreneurs will launch their platform in Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries.