Saturday, February 24, 2018

4th Montanic Adventure Store Opens Door in Pavilion KL



“Let your adventure begin” – It has always been Montanic Sdn Bhd motto since the beginning of time in 2006. Think about it, what’s make your adventure a successful one after all? Gear preparation, physical training or is it tips on the trip itself.



Montanic begins in Sabah where Mount Kinabalu is. Without doubt many have come to them for advice of gears, trip and training for their adventures.

From a single 600sqft shop in 2006, they have a good reason to expand to their upcoming forth outlet in Pavilion KL in 2018. Other outlets are located at Suria Sabah, Imago KK and Vivacity Kuching).



Currently Montanic have some very exclusive brands and products which are carefully chosen and tested by them to ensure their features fit our Malaysian’s needs with an affordable price. Quality of the products is further ensured from 3 months up to lifetime warranties.

Montanic also believes Malaysia is already an outdoor haven with many pristine places yet to be explored.



Montanic Adventure Stories

Growing up in an era of no electronic entertainment in the 1960s, Montanic director, Lim Kwee spend his spare time venturing outdoors in Malaysia. In 1990s he moved to Brunei Darussalam in Borneo. He noticed that locals find it hard to receive proper outdoor equipment. Realizing people should learn to experience adventuring in the nature with safe, proper gears and knowledge.

In 2001, he opened his first outdoor gear store GL Extra Enterprise in Brunei. He started distributing various of outdoor brands. As Borneo have a lot of outdoor opportunities, he decided to expand his business into Malaysia. Inspired by his dad, Lim Kwee’s son, Charles Lim continues his father company and expanded the business in 2006 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah where it is a pilgrimage for adventurers around the world.

To this day, Kwee and Charles Lim strive to deliver the right knowledge and equipment for people who dream and hear of exciting adventures, but hesitant to do so.

As father and son, both want to share their experiences about theirs and other’s adventures in stories and realities with everyone.

They turned their passions into a business. A business into helping everyone to create successful adventure stories.



Among the premium brands offered by Montanic are Lowe Alpine, Kuhl, Fenix, Caribee, Rab, Leki, Lowa, Mac In A Sac, Lorpen, Ruike, Coldsteel, aLoksak, Munkees, Acecamp, Discovery Adventure, Barska, Osprey, Thule, Nalgene, O2cool, Camelbak, Sea To Summit, Buff, Hennessy Hammock, Trangia, Hypergear and more.

Montanic Adventure Store, Pavilion KL
Address:
5.24.06, 5th level, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Shopping Mall, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Website: http://montanic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Montanic.Malaysia/


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

NKF Open Day 2018 to Include Value, and Empower Women in Health



Kuala Lumpur, February 2018 – In conjunction of World Kidney Day (WKD) 2018, National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) brings back its Open Day on 8th March 2018 (Thursday) at the NKF – BERJAYA Resource Centre, which will be from 9am all the way till 4pm.

The day’s programme will kick off with a Bollywood Fitness Dance instructed by Mr Kirenjit Singh, the Bhangra Dance Master who was formerly a Fitness Manager for Celebrity Fitness. Free health screening will be provided for public to keep track of their blood pressure, blood glucose, blood cholesterol level with counselling given by NKF’s health professionals.

There will also be an organ donation campaign to encourage the public to pledge to donate their organs, which will go a long way in lending a new lease of life for people in dire need for organ transplants, including kidney transplants.

A health talk on the importance of annual medical check-up will be conducted by Mr Nizam bin Yusof, Consultancy Manager of Medi Diastika Sdn Bhd to encourage members of public to take charge of their own health, as determining of bodily functions can help to identify any abnormalities or disease before they can worsen, display symptoms, and pose a significant risk.

With the theme of WKD being ‘Include, Value, Empower’ this year, Dr Nor Fadhlina Binti Zakaria from Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia will be giving a health talk on ‘Supplements, Women, and Kidneys Health’ to reflect on the importance of women’s health and specifically their kidney health.

World Kidney Day is observed globally every year on the second Thursday of March. This year, World Kidney Day promotes affordable and equitable access to health education, healthcare and prevention for kidney diseases for all women and girls in the world. The event will also raise awareness on the need for timely diagnosis and proper follow up of chronic kidney disease in pregnancy.

For more information on these and future NKF activities or to donate towards the organisation’s efforts, please visit http://www.nkf.org.my or call 03-7954 9048.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

PUMA X HELLO KITTY: AN ICONIC DUET #FORALLTIME



For over 40 years, fans have been smitten by Hello Kitty. She may only be as tall as five apples and weighs the same as three, but her influence spans the world over, gracing all things ‘kawaii’ since she first debuted in Japan in 1974. The PUMA Suede born in 1968 has long established its iconic status with roots in sport and relevance in the sneaker world. Both Hello Kitty and the PUMA Suede are certified pop cultural icons #ForAllTime.



How else can you explain a multi-billion dollar brand built largely on word of mouth? Hello Kitty is for fans of all ages, making her the perfect addition to the Suede’s 50th Anniversary.



Everything about the collection, from the red bow-toms to her milk bottle icon, pays homage to Hello Kitty, the little girl from London who loves fresh-baked cookies and Mama’s apple pie. Bold colors, cheeky graphics and fun, intricate details make this offering uniquely endearing.



We’ve seen the Suede get funky, fresh, chic and sporty. Now, we see the silhouette at its cutest. The PUMA x Hello Kitty Suede Classic toebox, tongue, laces, heel and Formstripe are a radiant red, popping against a Hello Kitty pattern and a chunky white sole. A notable detail includes the red bow-toms that showcase Hello Kitty’s signature bow, beaming through translucent outsoles.



The PUMA x Hello Kitty Suede Classic shoes are available in adult and junior, pre-school and infant sizes.



Apparel pieces round out the PUMA x Hello Kitty capsule collection. The PUMA x Hello Kitty Tee in white with the collab logo is all charm, while a red-white T7 set is peak adorable. The PUMA x Hello Kitty T7 Hoodie in red features the iconic 7cm stripe along the shoulder and arms with the trademark logo on the front and back.



The PUMA x Hello Kitty Pants, also Red with the T7 stripe, feature a small Hello Kitty icon on the front right leg and her classic milk bottle icon on the back of the left hip.



A nod to Sanrio’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy, the capsule collection also features supercute coordinating accessories like the Red-White PUMA x Hello Kitty Backpack and Gym Sack with an unforgettable collab logo and the PUMA x Hello Kitty Cap with a red translucent bill.



The PUMA x HELLO KITTY Suede collection is now avalaible in PUMA SELECT stores nationwide, with price ranging from RM210-510.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Go Love - A Blind Dating Party


Yesterday we joined a bunch of guys and girls on a little adventure while doing good! It was a blind dating party – themed Go Love, in conjuction with Valentine's Day.

The main organisers of Go Love are GoCar as car sharing partner, The Picha Project as impact partner and Wowwwz as romance lifestyle partner.



Billed an Amazing Race-style blind dating event, GoCar provided its cars for the participants to drive to different locations within the Klang Valley.

Our journey started at the MUV, Jalan Putra, one of many GoCar pickup points in the city. After a quick registration process, we were given a short briefing by the GoCar’s Head of Marketing, Ashley Chew.



GoCar is a car sharing platform based in Malaysia where you can book a car by the hour or day and unlock the car by using their smartphone app. The process is relatively easy. We found a box containing key in the glove compartment. After opening the box with a passcode, we were good to go!

Find out more about GoCar here => https://www.gocar.my/

First destination: Lex Gallery in Cyberjaya.

Four strangers in a car. So, what do we talk about? Thanks to the love-experts from Wowwwz, we kept the conversation flowing using the car talk cards provided.



The ride in the Nissan Almera car was smooth. It's spacious and comfy; the sort of the car you can rent (even for a few hours) to drive your family around or to impress your hot date!



We arrived in Lex Gallery just in time for lunch.

Staying true to its slogan - "Do Good While Finding Love", all proceeds of the Go Love event will go to The Picha Project and E-lluminate in support of their efforts in empowering refugee families in Malaysia through their food delivery and education platform.



The awesome lunch was provided from various kitchens of The Picha Project, a social enterprise which aims to empower marginalised communities in Malaysia through a sustainable food catering and delivery business.

We get to sample Mandi Rice & Roasted Chicken (Palestinian), Nasi Pulut & Curry Chicken (Rohingya), Chicken Tantu & Bolani (Afganistan), Basboysa & Apple Crumble (Syria).

The Picha Project helps by providing a few refugee families a platform to generate income by cooking. We can help by ordering the delicious food from them here => http://www.pichaproject.com



The fun began after lunch with an ice-breaking session followed by three rounds of speed dating!



Each participant got the chance to speak to three different persons, spending some 5 minutes to get to know the other person better before moving to a new person. Being a first timer in speed dating, we find the question cards provided helped a lot in keeping the conversation going.



For those looking for love, you can continue the search by using the app Wowwwz. Find out more here => https://www.wowwwz.com/



The next destination was a Burmese Refugee Centre. This time we get to ride with some new car-sharing buddies. After three noisy sessions of speed dating just now, we sort of kept our conversation to a minimum...enjoying some peace and quiet along the ride. LOL!



And the highlight of the day was a fun and interactive handicraft making session with some Myanmar refugee kids, where we made our own pendant and necklace from recycled materials.



It was a creative way to raise awareness about the many plights that refugees face in Malaysia and all the proceeds from the event would go directly to The Picha Project and E-illuminate.



It's great to know that while we had fun mingling around, we have also indirectly helped to make the lives of refugee families in The Picha Project slightly better.



Throughout this event we get the chance to meet interesting and like-minded people from the opposite sex through speed dating by Wowwwz, travelled with them with GoCar Malaysia and enjoy great food from Picha Project.

At the end of the event, we were given an envelope filled with special messages from the people we met.

We certainly have met a lot of new people in the Go Love event. It also open our minds to the plights of the less fortunate refugees. It was a Saturday well-spent!



The main organisers of Go Love are GoCar as car sharing partner, The Picha Project as impact partner and Wowwwz as romance lifestyle partner.

Other sponsors include Grab, Favepay, Prima Properties, Tan’Yaa Hotel by Ri-Yaz, Carpe Diem Orchard Home, Adventoro & Tribe Boxing Studio.


Monday, February 05, 2018

It's Back for the Fourth Time... Shamrock Run 2018 Kuala Lumpur



Shamrock Run is now back, bigger and better... and they want you back!

What? SHAMROCK RUN 2018, KL
Where? UM ARENA STADIUM, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, KL
When? 31 March 2018 (Saturday) 7am
How far? 10km & 5km (non-competitive)


Everyone is welcome, including papas and mamas with strollers. Kids as young as 5 years old are encouraged to take part in this fun and healthy event.

There will be prizes to be won in the lucky draw and also for the best-dressed participants.



All finishers will be getting a cute Shamrock Run medal each.




So, register now at https://www.ticket2u.com.my/event/10537/shamrock-run-2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Sennheiser Presents The Future of Audio with All-new Flagship Store in KLCC



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23 January 2018 – A unique audio experience awaits the public, as Sennheiser today launched its new flagship store in Suria KLCC. A combination of elegance and exclusivity, the new Sennheiser store will offer a retail experience that brings consumers to the world of audio excellence with the brand’s large offering of headphones, earphones, microphones and amplifiers. The store houses the widest range of Sennheiser’s consumer and professional audio products in Malaysia and will also feature seasonal audio products available only to Sennheiser stores worldwide.

“We are pleased to host our latest flagship store in a prominent landmark location such as Suria KLCC. As consumer preferences evolve, so do our retail experiences. We want to be an integral part of every audio lover’s journey by offering a place for music lovers, content creators and gadget fans alike to gather and exchange experiences together with Sennheiser, as we continue to bring the future of audio to Malaysia,” said Martin Low, Managing Director of Sennheiser Asia.



Home of the best headphones in the world
The new Sennheiser store was designed to create the ultimate audio experience for everyone. It is the first Sennheiser store in Southeast Asia to house the best headphones in the world, the Sennheiser HE 1. Retailing at a €50,000 price tag, the world’s most advanced headphone system embodies the best in audio engineering, design, and comfort that is housed in Carrara marble, combined with a state-of-the-art patented amplifier.

Audiophiles in Malaysia now have a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the Sennheiser HE 1 first hand by calling store to book an experience session at the new Sennheiser store during store opening hours.



Bringing prominent music partnerships to the heart of Kuala Lumpur
Sennheiser has delivered audio excellence for over 70 years and has continued shaping the future of audio through various partnerships. The new flagship store will carry exclusive products from Sennheiser’s prominent collaborations with some of the most notable brands and musicians in the world.

One in particular is the Sennheiser MOMENTUM HD 1 Pink Floyd Edition (MYR 2,649) – a unique pair of headphones created to commemorate the longstanding partnership between Sennheiser and Pink Floyd, one of the world’s pioneering and influential bands. Celebrating Pink Floyd’s “Their Mortal Remains“ exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Sennheiser designed this special edition of the MOMENTUM Wireless. The MOMENTUM HD 1 Pink Floyd Edition features intricate references to Pink Floyd such as the printed triangles, rainbow coating background on the ear cups, and a multi-colour stitching on the headband.

Fans of electronic music are also in for a treat as the Robin Schulz limited edition of the legendary Sennheiser HD 25 headphones will also be offered in store. One of Germany’s most successful artist, Robin Schulz has relied on Sennheiser technology since the start of his career. The HD 25 Robin Schulz Edition (MYR 1,390) includes the star DJ’s engraved autograph on the earcup in a brilliant-white, stylish finish, specially tuned for all monitoring jobs and for listening to music at home or when on the move.



Another highlight of the flagship store that Sennheiser customers can be excited about is the Dior Homme x Sennheiser Edition. A partnership that combines the best of French couture and German audio engineering has given birth to an assembly of inspiring style and technology that cannot be found anywhere else in the country. The collection features four exclusive bundles (MYR 5,300 – MYR 46,00) ranging from the reference class Sennheiser HD 800 S headphones matched specifically with the HDVD 800 headphones amplifier, the PXC 550 Wireless audiophile noise-cancelling wireless travel headset, and the superb IE 800 ear-canal headphones that come exclusively in the unique Dior Homme style and finish, and paired with uniquely-designed Dior Homme leather backpacks and pouches.

Smart audio solutions for mobile content creation
Apart from headphones and earphones, the store will also showcase Sennheiser’s current and future audio solutions for smart devices. From inconspicuous clip-on microphones to rugged handhelds (MYR 969 – MYR 2,399), Sennheiser’s digital products that deliver high-quality audio for mobile journalism and podcasting with smartphones and tablets can now be purchased in-store. Consumers will be able to experience the future of mobile 360° content production with Sennheiser AMBEO immersive 3D audio technology products like the AMBEO SMART HEADSET (MYR 1,690). This compact headset for immersive 3D audio recording lets consumers capture and listen to binaural audio recordings on their smartphones with unprecedented simplicity.



Grand opening specials
To celebrate the launch of Sennheiser’s new flagship store, audio enthusiasts can look forward to a series of exclusive storewide promotions, gift with purchases and MYR 20 star buys that will be happening daily throughout the official launch week.

Store promotions (Valid from 23 – 28 January 2018, while stocks last):
1. 20% Off Storewide

2. Exclusive Audiophile Bundle
a. HD 800 high end reference headphone + HDVA 600 headphone amplifier at MYR 6,490 (U.P. MYR 13,588)

3. Purchase with Purchase
a. Purchase the URBANITE/URBANITE XL wired headsets at only MYR 50 (U.P. MYR 899/MYR 1,169) with every minimum spend of MYR 399

4. Gift with Purchase
a. Free Sennheiser water bottle (worth MYR 45) with every MYR 199– MYR 599 spent
b. Free Adidas pouch (worth MYR 150) with every MYR 600 – MYR 1,299 spent
c. Free Sennheiser water bottle and Adidas pouch (worth MYR 195) with every MYR 1,299 and above spent

The Sennheiser store is open daily from 10am to 10pm and is located at Lot 134, Level 1, Suria KLCC. Members of the public can contact the Sennheiser store by phone at +60 3 2181 2912.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Nike Reveals It's Latest Revolutionary Running Shoe - The Nike Epic React Flyknit



Runners asked for one shoe that could do it all: offer more cushion from the impact of each stride, give them the energy return needed to stay fresh late in a run, feel light underfoot and also be able to withstand wear and tear of impact and elements run after run. Nike innovators, chemists, engineers and designers came together to deliver a solution in the form of a foam, called Nike React.



The shoe’s upper is simple. The forefoot, toe and arch are very sculpted thanks to the one-piece Nike Flyknit bootie (which takes cues from the Nike Flyknit Racer) that was precision-engineered for support, flexibility and breathability in the spots where runners need it. It’s minimal and close to the foot but still supportive.

In comparison, the tooling is relatively pronounced and exaggerated. Because Nike React foam is significantly softer than EVA-based foams of the past, it smooths bumps in the road more effectively — but the midsole had to be taller in order to avoid “bottoming-out” and wider to give runners a supportive base. To solve for that, designers extended the midsole beyond the perimeter of its upper around the heel to provide both the cushioning runners want and the stability they need.



Computational design, which enables rapid data-driven ideation, was used to create the midsole, which is one piece of Nike React foam (with no carrier, cement or glue). This method allowed for engineering the surface of the midsole to deliver cushioning and support in the specific spots needed during a run, while eliminating material wherever it’s not absolutely necessary in order to keep weight to a minimum. The visually complex pattern varies in depth, where deeper parts indicate areas of more cushioning and shallower portions produce more firmness.

Because the upper sits on one piece of foam, the outsole is essentially the same as the midsole, but with a segment of rubber under the forefoot and heel for added traction and to help enhance the shoe's durability.



The Nike Epic React Flyknit will be available February 22 on nike.com and at select retailers.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sharul Shah is back to tickle your funny bone with “Sharul weds Sharul”



Sharul Channa has been called many things, from ‘Pottymouth’ to ‘Singapore’s Only Full-Time Female Stand-Up Comic”, however, one label that is befitting, is that she is arguably one of the funniest comedians to come out of Singapore in recent years. Since her first performance at an open mic event at a Singaporean comedy club years ago, Sharul has gone on to perform in Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, and India, even making history in the process when she became the first Singaporean comedian to be selected for The Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2016.

Now, she returns to Malaysia, only this time with her 2nd stand-up comedy special, Sharul Weds Sharul. This one-woman, hour long show, is a rib-tickling take on Indian weddings, from couple hashtags, to the extensive wedding buffet, from Aunt Sunita to walking around the fire seven times for a promise of seven lifetimes. It is observational comedy at its best, as Sharul finds answers to some of the burning questions that we have about Indian weddings.

Sharul’s rise to fame did not come easy, in her early years, she had to struggle in a comedic scene, that was dominated by household names and while she did consider giving up, she turned her challenges into success, going on to become the first female Singaporean stand-up comic to do her own solo stand-up show, ‘Pottymouth’.

“On stage, I’m 150% of who I am in real life, and it’s actually a good thing because it keeps me extremely honest when I blare out truths about myself out loud.”

Her razor-sharp, self-deprecating comedic style, has lent Sharul a universality that allow for her shows to transcend nationalities, race, and gender. Catch her latest special happening at the Temple Of Fine Arts on the 24th of February.

Get your early bird tickets now at https://airasiaredtix.com/sharul_weds_sharul. Till the 31st of Jan, purchase 2 TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF 1. See you at the show.



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