Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Lion Parkson Run 2018 To Raise Funds for Education & Charity

Kuala Lumpur, 15 March 2018 - Lion-Parkson Foundation (LPF) is organizing the third Lion Parkson Run at Pavillion Kuala Lumpur on 22 April 2018 to raise funds for education and charity including the expansion of the Home for Handicapped & Mentally Disabled Children in Banting, Selangor.

The Home for special children was built at a cost of RM2.2 million contributed by LPF, on a 4.17 acres piece of land worth RM1.2 million donated by Lion Group. The funds to build the Home came from a series of TV programs in 2008 and the Million Dollar Dance Grand Finale Charity Show in February 2009, both produced by LPF Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng. The Home which can accommodate 100 children was officially opened by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng and National Shuttler, Dato' Lee Chong Wei on 4 November 2012. The expansion of the Home will be able to accommodate another 100 children and an old folks home.

Parkson Merchandising Director, Ms Natalie Cheng in her opening speech invited the general public, members of the mass media and running fraternity to join in the Run for a good cause. The Run will have two routes of 3km and 10km. The registration fee for the 10km route is RM80 whilst the fee for the 3km is RM55 and RM120 for Family Run, for a family of 2 adults and 1 child aged below 12 years old. There is also a special 1km run for cancer patients and survivors.

Lion Parkson Run 2018 was then launched by Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng, Lion Group Director and LPF Trustee, Datuk CS Tang; LPF Trustee, Dr CHua Siew Kiat; and Ms Natalie Cheng.

The Run is targeting to attract 5,000 participants. The co-organiser is Lee Chong Wei Foundation whilst the main sponsor for the Run is Parkson, with other sponsors being Polo, Akemi, Flamoff, Hi-Rev Lubricants, Hwa Tai, Venue Sponsor - Pavillion Kuala Lumpur, 988 FM - Official Radio Station and Official Drink - Spritzer.

Lion-Parkson Foundation was launched in 1990 to administer and disburse funds for various needs such as education, charity and scientific research. Todate, the Foundation has sponsored a total of 448 students through various sponsorship programmes worth RM10.4 million. In addition, the Foundation has also contributed another RM24.5 million towards other causes, making a total contribution of RM34.9 million todate.

For more information or to register for the run, visit to register online. Those who may not be running but would like to donate, may visit Lion-Parkson Foundation at and Lion Group, for more information.


Finisher Medal

Event T-Shirt and Finisher T-Shirt for the first 1,000 10km finishers.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Plogging in Malaysia: My First Plog @ Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur

Have you heard of plogging? It is the latest workout trend sweeping the world. And it has arrived in Malaysia.

This morning I plog for the very first time in my life. Plogging is a form of excercise said to be originated from Sweden, where the term was first coined.

Plogging comes from the Swediesh phrase "plocka upp" which means to pick up. Well, basically it means picking up trash while you run/ jog.

This morning's Plogging Run was organised by a bunch of my friends under the BD Project, led by ultrarunner, Rudy Irwan.

Our plogging excercise started at the Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, a beautiful park located in the city centre. About 20 of us turned up, hoping to get some workout while keeping the city clean.

While the average jogger may just jog past a piece of trash along the sidewalk, roadways and trail, a plogger will make picking it ip a crucial part of his workout routine. In no time, we are breaking out a sweat!

You can never be too young to start plogging!

Or too old! Heheh! We are saving the Earth one piece of trash at a time.

Look at the amout of trash we collected. These are collected only half way through our plogging session. We were wrong when we thought that a beautiful and well-maintained park like the Taman Tasik Titiwangsa is quite free from trash.

We picked up food wrappers, paper cups, styrofoam, ciggie packs, plastic bottles, tissue paper was inconsiderately strewn around the park. Among other interesting stuff picked up by the ploggers are condom wrapper, RM1 note and an identity card!

Killing two birds with one stone. Plogging keeps the environment clean while giving us a good workout. You don't need much - your usual running gear, one or two small sized trash bag and a glove (if needed).

Plogging provides a variation of body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running. It's kinda like an interval training.

Even though it was less than 3km of plogging, one bag was not enough. That show how inconsiderate some people are towards the environment, leaving or throwing their rubbish inconsiderately in the park.

The first edition of BD Project Ploggin Run is a success! We picked up a total of 42 bags of trash. Good job, everyone! Thank you RD Project for sponsoring the gloves and trash bags. Thank you Rudy Irwan for spearheading this good cause!

Hope to see more people plog around Malaysia. Do look out for the next Plogging Run on our FB page - 🤗

Friday, March 16, 2018

New Balance marks 30 years of their iconic NB 574 silhouette with the Legacy of Grey collection!

One of the timeless classics since the 1980’s, the New Balance 574, has been crafted over time. Unaffected by trends, the 574 represents the classic running silhouette that is still a classic design till today. The New Balance 574 features a timeless, utilitarian design whose legacy spans generations, revitalized by the independent spirit within each era.

In conjunction with marking 30 years since the introduction of the classic favourite New Balance 574 silhouette, New Balance is introducing the Legacy of Grey collection, launching this March across all JD stores nationwide. The men’s Legacy of Grey pack takes inspiration from two of the most legendary grey styles from the New Balance 99X and 1000 series – the original 990 and the 1300JP.

As part of New Balance’s Grey Day celebration, New Balance has collaborated with two independent Malaysian artists, Vincent Paul Yong, a fashion photographer and Annie (most well-known as Con Ele), a designer and tattoo artist to create their very own rendition of the classic ‘N’ symbol that will be displayed in-store at JD Pavilion for one day only on the 15 March 2018.

Alexis Su Ann, Yuth Gan and Nicholas Mak showcasing the trendiest styles from JD established brands such as Supply and Demand and Pink Soda Sports paired with the classic New Balance 574 trainers.

The New Balance 574 will be launched on 15 March 2018 in the 990 and 1300JP grey colourways, retailing for RM339, respectively.

For a limited time only from 15 – 18 March 2018, footwear aficionados can enjoy RM50 off any New Balance 574 footwear items exclusively at JD. Time to get your hands on your favourite pairs of New Balance trainers at your nearest JD outlets including the flagship store located at JD Pavilion Elite, JD Sunway Pyramid, JD Sunway Velocity, JD KOT Mid Valley, JD AEON Tebrau City, JD KOT IOI City Mall, JD KOT Sunway Carnival and JD Mahkota Parade.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

KK Ceria Run 2018 10K, 5K

What? KK Ceria Run

Where? Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3, Putrajaya

When? 1 April (Sunday) 7:30am

How far/ how much? 10K & 5K (as low as RM15)

How to register?

Runwitme Says:
This run is jointly organised by KK Super Mart and Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan (KWP) in conjunction with the Karnival Kad Ceria. Participants are entitled to a lucky draw - a car as the Grand Prize and many more attractive prizes.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Bigger, Wilder with More Splash at Sunway Lagoon's AQUA RUN 2

Prepare to run, slide and climb with your family and friends at the upcoming Sunway Lagoon’s Aqua Run 2 this 22nd April 2018 (Sunday).

Guests will be promised BIGGER and WILDER SPLASHES as they go through the fun run’s obstacle course spanning approximately 3.5km! Runners will experience a H2Owesome time with adrenaline-inducing challenges such as Avalanche Peak, Go Kart Sweat, Daredevil Splash Mountains, Zambezi River Adventure, and Water Boogie Disco among the 12 fun zones. Pump up the volume with the Music Party finale to end the run.

Stand a chance to win two (2) flight tickets to Auckland, New Zealand when you purchase early bird tickets (minimum purchase for 4 pax at RM520, available until 11 March 2018) at All package purchases are inclusive of entrance to Aqua Run and Sunway Lagoon’s park admission ticket at only RM150 (applicable for Malaysians)!

For more information, visit or call 603 5639 0000.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Nike's Latest Film "Choose Go"

Nike has just launched its latest film "Choose Go" contemplates an age-old question: What would happen if the world stopped spinning?

The film has featured humorous responses from a combination of elite athletes including basketball legend Kobe Bryant, scientist Bill Nye, sprinter Ge Manqi, gymnast Simone Biles and many more.

Nike will also be launching seven new audio-guided runs from the voices of “Choose Go." Nye, Biles, Antetokounmpo, Kevin Hart, Colleen Quigley, Evan Jager and Mo Farah each teamed up with Nike's top coaches to provide guidance, motivation and inspiration to help runners improve their strength, speed and endurance. These will be available on the Nike Run Club (NRC App) beginning March 2.

For more information on Nike's latest film "Choose Go" and its behind the scenes, please visit:

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
5.24.06, 5th level, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Shopping Mall, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur


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 or call 03-7954 9048.

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