Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Take In The Charm Of Spring at Cheras LeisureMall

Relive the allure of a simple yet beautifully immersive Chinese New Year at Cheras LeisureMall, as you are greeted with picturesque sceneries that harken back to the days of the countryside. Make a visit to Cheras LeisureMall, as it features a line-up of auspicious and prosperous events, with culturally meaningful activities - truly a visit to reminisce and usher in the Lunar New Year!

Exclusive Ang Pow Packet Redemption (from 16 January until 4 February 2019) 
This Lunar New Year, keep the custom of Ang Pow giving alive with Cheras LeisureMall’s exclusive Ang Pow packets. To redeem, shoppers only need to spend RM128 – RM627 in a single receipt, for an Ang Pow packet set, RM628 – RM1,227 in a maximum of two receipts, for two sets of Ang Pow packets, RM1,228 – RM1,887 in a maximum of three receipts, for three sets of Ang Pow packets, and RM1,888 and above in a maximum of four receipts, for five sets of Ang Pow packets. Redemptions must be made on the same day of the purchase receipts at the LG Information Counter. Redeem them while stocks last, and pass the tradition on! 

Performances Galore
Be astounded by the nimbleness and energy of the world champion lion dance troupe, Kun Seng Keng Lion & Dragon Dance Association, Muar, Johor, as they perform acrobatic lion dances steeped in tradition, which will have you cheering them on for more. A performance definitely not to be missed, so bring your friends and family along for the exhilaration on 10 February 2019 at 2pm and 8pm!

Witness the amazing acrobatic stunts by World Champion Lion Dance Troupe - Kun Seng

Keng Lion & Dragon Dance Association, Muar, on 10 February!

Be sure not to miss other famous Chinese New Year characters and mascots as they walkabout the mall on 5 and 6 February 2019, and also on weekends from 12 January to 17 February 2019 - a sure family delight! Rounding up the traditional Chinese New Year spectacles, Cheras LeisureMall has prepared a bevy of talented troupes performing Prosperity Drums on 1, 2 & 16 February, Chinese Diabolo on 3 February, Dragon Dance on 9 February, and Prosperous Dance on 17 February. Keep these dates in your diary for a full Chinese New Year experience!

Feed Your Creative Talent
Keep your weekends from now until 24 February 2019, 2pm to 8pm free, as Cheras LeisureMall brings some amazing Do-It-Yourself workshops that are sure to spark your creative streak this Chinese New Year. Fun and interactive workshops ranging from pineapple tart making to curate your own craft designs such as Chinese paper cutting, Chinese knot clip making, 3D lion dance craft, fortune bracelets, stitching and so much more. Impress your relations and friends by showcasing your D.I.Y. talent this Chinese New Year!

To participate, just present a single receipt of minimum RM30 spent in a single receipt at any of the participating outlets in Cheras LeisureMall. Don’t miss out on these amazing tutorials as each workshops is limited to 40 individuals, on a first-come, first-serve basis!

Candy & Chinese Craft Making Demo & Redemption 
Taking place every weekend until 24 February, and during the first and second days of Lunar New Year (5 & 6 February), witness the making of some amazing craft from malt and ding ding candy, to Chinese dough dolls and dragon beard candy, tanghulu and candy floss. Shoppers can redeem a packet of candy or a Chinese dough doll by presenting a single receipt with minimum RM10 spent at any participating outlet in

Cheras LeisureMall on the same day. Don’t miss out on these delicacies as they are only available for a limited time, while stocks last. 

Chinese New Year Prosperity Hampers & Goodies Bazaar (12 January – 4 February 2019)
Show your appreciation to your family, relations and business associates with a myriad of gift and prepacked hamper choices from Bee Cheng Hiang, Best Hamper, Biogreen, BPSW Enterprise, Ding Kee Premium Gift, Eu Yan Sang, Hong Kong Bay, Hong Qiao, Long Farm, Soon Thye Hang, YS Hampers, Jin Ye Ye, Wonderful Retail Group, Yin Onn and Yong Sheng Gift Shop. A gift along with well wishes from you this Chinese New Year will not only be a blessing on your recipients, but will also usher in prosperity for you all year round as well!

Valentine’s Day Instagram Photo Contest (20 January to 19 February 2019)
What better way to shower your loved ones with attention than participating in an Instagram Photo Contest that will land you cash vouchers worth up to RM200! To participate, just spend a minimum of RM50 in a single receipt, snap a photo together with your Valentine (can be your family, friends, pets and/or loved ones) and post the photo to your Instagram. Don’t forget to tag @cheras_leisuremall and three of your friends, use hashtags #clmmyvalentine and #cherasleisuremall, and include a caption on
“Why your Valentine makes your Valentine’s day so special”. The 10 sweetest photos with the best captions, stand a chance to win RM200 Cheras LeisureMall cash vouchers. Share the love around this Valentine’s Day!

Kindly call 03-9132 2386, visit the Cheras LeisureMall Facebook page or drop an email at for more details.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Master Pasto - Just Reheat To Eat Spaghetti

Great news for pasta / spaghetti lovers who love fast, fully cooked spaghetti which only takes 1-3 minutes to reheat before eat. Made by Lioco Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. from Penang, this tasty and delicious Malaysian instant pasta can save you lots of cooking time especially when you are on the rush. 

Recently, I was given 3 packets of the Master Pasto spaghetti to try out and I was surprised that it tasted delicious. The meat and sauce tasted really good but if they can improve on the pasta texture to make it more springy, then it would be perfect. There is no preservatives, no MSG and no refrigeration required. It is fully cooked and you just need to reheat and eat. These are all HALAL products.

After opening the box, you will see 2 separate Flexy Packy which is safe and reliable pouch which can withstand high temperature and pressure. One pack contains the pasta and the other pack is the sauce.

There are 2 ways to reheat. 

The first method is to boil water in a pot and place the Flexy Packy Pasta and Sauce into the hot water for 3 minutes. Remove the water, open and pour the pasta and sauce on the plate.

The second method is much easier. Open and pour the pasta and sauce on a plate. Reheat in microwave for 1 minute and it is ready to be eaten.

This is very fast and easy to prepare and really great for busy moms like me or anyone who wants to eat fast and delicious pasta. You can get your Master Pasto pasta from

For more information, you can visit Master Potato FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM.

Monday, January 21, 2019


It is tradition of #HappyBeautifulYear at Watsons. The largest health and beauty retailer in Malaysia and Asia ushers into Chinese New Year with a star-studded campaign video set in an opulent style of 1940s Malaysian Chinese and “East Meet West” culture infusion featuring local celebrities, popular social media influencers, and an original musical score. Of course, the storyline of this video comes with a twist - Watsons style. This video can be found on Watsons Facebook page.

Watsons Malaysia presented the star-studded cast of #HappyBeautifulYear music video.

“Every year, Watsons’ Chinese New Year music video has to be one of the highly anticipated campaigns across Malaysia. Following the success of our previous #HappyBeautifulYear, we are proud to bring back #HappyBeautifulYear as part of Watsons own tradition. This year, we welcome 2019 with a beautiful message of reconciliation and family togetherness. It’s about putting aside our differences to celebrate Chinese New Year together. Watsons is proud to showcase the music video that is produced and directed with the most original, comical storyline with a charming song arrangement. We believe it will be one of Malaysia’s favorite videos to watch in this festive season,” said Caryn Loh, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia.

(From left to right) Amber Chia, Malaysia celebrity, Mat Yeung, Hong Kong TVB Artiste, Caryn Loh, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia, Danny Hoh, Customer Director of Watsons Malaysia Chui Ling, TV& radio personality and JinnyBoy, Malaysian Youtube star.

The celebrities appearing in this star-studded video include JinnyBoy, Amber Chia, Pink Tan, John Tan, Justin, Han Xiiao Aii, with cameo appearances by Watsons own Malaysia’s Top Influencers (Fasiha, Eva and Daniel), Rubini Sambanthan, Eldison Lim and Gary Hau. Styled by renowned fashion designer, Beatrice Looi, the wardrobes drawn the inspiration from Haipai, an avant-garde but “East Meet West” culture from Shanghai back in 20th and 21st centuries. These wardrobes were a hit amongst Malaysian Chinese in the 1940s. #HappyBeautifulYear tells a musical story of siblings’ rivalry over trivial matter. The drama begins when a younger sister is seen donning the eldest sister’s outfit, makeups and accessories without permission during the family reunion dinner. The music video later ends with a beautiful message of putting aside differences and unites with one another for a time of togetherness and good wishes to everyone.

Caryn added, “At Watsons Malaysia, we aim to promote and celebrate inner beauty among our customers and looking the best during this joyous festivity. The choice of putting aside differences and coming together as family and friends reflects one of the “inner beauty” qualities that we all have within us. We hope that by sharing across such compelling message to everyone, customers who shop at Watsons will have a more meaningful and unique experience with their loved ones.”

According to Danny Hoh, Customer Director of Watsons Malaysia, “In conjunction with #HappyBeautifulYear campaign, “The Great Sale” is happening now across Watsons nationwide stores, enjoy up to 50% discounts on skin care, cosmetics, personal care, healthcare and many more. Watsons members also stand a chance to win up to RM888,888 worth of Watsons points when they spend RM88 at Watsons stores and online, and at the same time earn 8 times points when they pay with Boost.”

Lucky draw winner who walked away with RM88,888 worth of Watsons Points.

Watsons members also get to collect free and beautiful collectibles ahead when they spend:

  • RM88 and above to get free red Angpow packets and reward coupon.
  • RM138 and above to get free #HappyBeautifulYear bag with assorted beauty goodies.
  • For Watsons Elite members only, spend RM188 and above to get free limited edition 6” Premium Gold Bowl.

Joining the #HappyBeautifulYear bandwagon is our beloved Pocotee & Friends! There is a line-up of Pocotee & Friends limited edition collectibles ready for grab as Watsons offers 50% off under PWP (Purchase-with-Purchase) deals. With only RM20 and above or simply buy any participating product, Watsons members can splurge on these collectibles up to three PWP items each in one receipt. Catch these cute yet functional items such as luggages, cosmetic bags and foldable bags at all Watsons stores and online store too.

This year, together with TikTok, the world’s leading short-video platform, Watsons launches the TikTok dance challenge with prizes worth of RM20,000 up for grabs. To participate, post a video of you dancing to the tunes of our theme song and include the hashtag #HappyBeautifulYear in TikTok app. Follow Watsons Malaysia TikTok account for more details of participation,” Danny added.

From Watsons Malaysia, Caryn Loh, Managing Director and Danny Hoh, Customer Director took photo with Mat Yeung, famous TVB Artiste from Hong Kong.

During the event, Caryn and Danny led all the celebrities that were part of Watsons #HappyBeautifulYear video in a grand Lou Sang session. Later at the event, popular TVB actor Mat Yeung 楊明 held an exclusive meet and greet session with Watsons Elite members. He was recently seen in the highly-acclaimed TVB drama Fist Fight 兄弟. Watch and laugh along with the latest and biggest #HappyBeautifulYear video on Watsons Malaysia Youtube channel. Stay tune with Watsons Chinese New Year greatest deals and promotions at Watsons Malaysia Facebook page and Instagram.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sail Into A Year With Blessings Of Prosperity At Sungei Wang

Sail into spring as Sungei Wang celebrates this Chinese New Year season of goodwill and happiness with the theme “Blessings of Prosperity”. The celebration commences from 5 January to 11 February 2019

This year, begin your festive jaunt at Sungei Wang, where all manner of oriental decorations and displays await you to discover. Promises with millions blessings of good fortune and happiness, Sungei Wang brings you a life-sized golden sailboat display as the centre stage. Pairing with oriental patchwork quilt as one of the elements from the decorations, it brings meaning of blessings from different families, people or individuals. Cascading from the top, a giant lantern surrounded with dangling mini lanterns are to bring good fortune to shoppers.

Inspired by the ancient port in China, shoppers can expect strolling into Sungei Wang Prosperous Market Hall take on to a shopping spree and explore wondrous array of festive delights and products such as CNY home decors, CNY hamper and Chinese traditional costume that are perfect for the season of gifting and decorating. 

“Lunar New Year is the biggest celebration for the Chinese ethnicity. This year, Sungei Wang brings “The River of Gold’ to life wishing shoppers abundance of prosperity. Shoppers are welcomed to hop on to our life-sized golden sailboat and command like an ancient captain. Besides, we have added oriental patchwork quilt as one of the main elements from the decorations this year, hope to reminisce and inherit this heritage to next generation”, says Mr Abdul Hadi, Acting Complex Manager of Sungei Wang. 

Grand Launch of Blessings of Prosperity 

To kick start the campaign, a fascinating Grand Launch of Blessings of Prosperity was held on 5 January 2019. The launch was kicked off with a stunning acrobatic lion dance performance by the multiple international award winning dance troupe, Kwong Ngai Lion Dance. 

Thereafter, a video on Sungei Wang CNY Charity Initiative was shown where Sungei Wang management visited Siri Jayanti Metta Care Centre, an elderly home located at Setapak. Representatives from Sungei Wang Plaza Merchant Association was present to mingle with the elderly while SCCA provided free haircut to the elderly to welcome the Chinese New Year. The elderly were then entertained by lion dance performance and appearance of God of Prosperity. The home visit ended with a yeesang tossing session with everyone.

The launch was officiated by Mr. Lee Bing Hong (Secretary for YB Fong Kui Lun, Member of Parliament for Bukit Bintang), Ms Yuen May Chee (Property Manager of Sungei Wang) and Mr Abdul Hadi (Complex Manager of Sungei Wang) by opening the sail from the sailboat bow ensuring the brand new year of smooth running. Thereafter a Yeesang Tossing ceremony that signify blessings of good wealth and prosperity to kick start the year. The launch ended with CNY Warrior Dance Performance. 

Prosperous Carnival & Performance 
Meet Amber, the local renowned YouTuber up close and personal on 26 January 2019 for her first meet and greet session. Amber will be making a public appearance to interact with her fans. There will be fun games and prizes including a smartphone, electronic appliance, Museum of Illusion KL entry tickets and Serene Aesthetic beauty vouchers to be given away as well. Shoppers are advised to arrive early to snag a beautiful spot. 

Be entertained with the exquisite and traditional Chinese cultural performances. There will be lion dance performances, acrobatic lion dance performances, CNY dance performances and god of fortune walkabout on weekends to elevate your Chinese New Year shopping mood. 

Get your kids to join in learning with fun origami workshop on 1 February 2019 and it is absolutely free of charge. Register now at Customer Service Counter, LG Floor. Limited seats available so hurry and register now. 

Prosperous Donation Drive 

Not forgetting the less fortunate during the times of celebration, Sungei Wang initiates a Charity Drive to raise funds for Siri Jayanti Metta Care Centre, an elderly home located in Setapak. Show your love and donate generously to Siri Jayanti Metta Care Centre. All donations will go to the home for daily necessities and facilities upgrading work.

Prosperous Redemption 
Shoppers will be rewarded with festive redemptions when they spend in Sungei Wang. Spend RM388 and above in two accumulated receipts to redeem exclusive Oriental Dining Bowl Set. Spend RM168 and above in two accumulated receipts to redeem weekly collectable Ang Pao packet.

A Note of Appreciation 
“Blessings of Prosperity” is proudly presented by Sungei Wang. Museum of Illusion Kuala Lumpur, Serene Aesthetic and The Bowls as Sponsor, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur as Official Hotel, SCCA, StarMode Entertainment and Yites Event as CSR Partner. 

For latest information about the events and promotions at Sungei Wang, kindly visit: or Sungei Wang Facebook at

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Our Sanrio Times- Hello Kitty And Sanrio Characters At Quill City Mall

Great news for Hello Kitty and Friends lovers because Our Sanrio Times, the largest Hello Kitty and Sanrio Characters exhibition in Southeast Asia at Quill City Mall has been extended to 17 February 2019. Spanning 1500 sqm, this is a great place to bring your family to take memorable photos with the colorful and adorable Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters. My children and I were very happy to visit Our Sanrio Times exhibition and felt like we were living in Hello Kitty Town. It surely brought back memories of my younger times.

As we entered, we walked through the Sanrio Time Tunnel to see all the Hello Kitty merchandise created since 1974. There were water bottles, lunch boxes, cute stickers and others. 

I loved the Plushy World area the most because there was a 3.5m tall giant Hello Kitty there with many other plushies. What a lovely sight!

The paper doll fun area was my kids favorite play area because they could play dress up with Kiki and Lala.

Vintage Stationery House featured the classical stationery items. Wish I could own some of these cute pens.

Small Gift Big Smile reminds us that giving even a small gift can put smiles on the faces of loved ones. This is really true and it's always a great feeling to receive small gifts as surprises often.

Drawing Classroom is where we learnt how to draw the Sanrio characters. 

Sanrio Village is a beautiful place with a train and a beautiful clock where you can take memorable photos. You can hop on the train if you like. There is also a Sanrio Gift Gate where you can see lovely gifts.

Strawberry Office where you can enjoy reading Sanrio magazines on comfortable bean bags.

Sanrio in Malaysia is where we saw Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters at KLCC Twin Towers & KL Towers, Central Market, a typical 'kampung' Malay house and shop lots.

There is also a Cover Photo Studio where you can get a photo taken by the professionals for RM25 and a souvenirs gift shop selling Hello Kitty and Sanrio merchandise on your way out. If you love to play games, there is a game area with a few fun games.

My kids and I had a great time here and since they extended the exhibition to 17 February 2019, bring your children here to enjoy the lovely place. Adults and seniors can also relive their childhood memories here!

Ticket prices :
Adults : RM 33 for Malaysians, RM 60 for non-Malaysians
Senior citizens, students, OKU : RM 20

For more information, visit Our Sanrio Times FACEBOOK.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Creative Gifts From HKTDC DG Studio

If you love cute 3D wooden puzzles & creative household gifts, you will love what HKTDC DG Studio has to offer. I was at CM3, 1st floor of Sunway Pyramid and I was impressed with the creative and artistic gifts sold here. Some of the 3D wooden puzzles were amazing as that could move and play music. The cute 3D puzzle table lamp caught my attention too.

Click my video above to view all the lovely and creative gifts

3D wooden puzzle lamp

Tea infuser

Corn cob holder

Monster picks - to be used like a fork

HKTDC stands for Hong Kong Trade Development Council was established in 1966 to create opportunities for Hong Kong's business. With more than 50 years of experience, its mission is to small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) and connect them with business partners around the world. 

The idea of DG Studio is to arouse interests from local consumers and to help Hong Kong companies expand sales network in the ASEAN countries.

The participating product brands I saw at CM3 were :
Hobbee (
Team Green (
Tea Lab (

Other DG Studio product brands:

Konstar (
Hyone (
Artiart (
Eco Concepts (
MH Block (

You can find these items at :
  • Parkson at Pavilion KL and One Utama 
  • Times Bookstore at Pavilion KL and Bangsar Shopping Center
  • CM3 at Sunway Pyramid

If you love what you see here, get your cute gifts for yourself or your friends at the stores mentioned above.