Sunday, July 31, 2016

Top 5 Reasons You Should Drink Your Fruit Juice Regularly



Whether they're fresh, frozen or canned, consuming more fruit and vegetables is one of the easiest things we can all do for better health and well-being. But fresh is being the best way to get the health benefits of fruit. Let's check out the top 5 reasons why having fresh fruit juice is best for you!

Rich in Nutrition
Freshly made fruit and vegetable juice is brimming with vitamins, enzymes, minerals and fibres that are often missing in packaged or pasturised drinks. Fruits are not only delicious but healthful too. Rich in vitamins A and C, plus folate and other essential nutrients, they may help prevent heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent some types of cancer and guard against vision loss.

Vital Naturally
Juices provide boost of energy, prevent diseases and make it easier to maintain optimum body weight. If it's the vitamins that promote good health, you may wonder if you can just pop supplements. Nope. Fresh fruits contain more than just vitamins; they're a complex combination of fibre, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals – as well as the vitamins – that work in combination to provide protective benefits. You can't get all that from a pill.

Gorgeous Skin
Promotes vibrant health at cellular level, helping with metabolism of every organs in your body, including the biggest one - your skin. No matter how many skin care products you apply to the outside of your skin, if you aren’t consuming healthy food to nourish your skin from within, your skin will look dull, unhealthy and undernourished.

Digestion Booster
Soothing and healing effect on the digestive system. Speed up the elimination of toxins and help to fast-track essential nutrients into the bloodstream. A healthy diet, in general, will also be healthy for the gastrointestinal tract. This includes low — fat and high — fiber foods, and avoidance of processed and fried foods. Incorporating greens, fruits, and vegetables each day will help to maintain regularity.

Hydration Wonder
Your body is nearly two-thirds water and so it is really important that you consume enough fluid to stay hydrated and healthy. If you don’t get enough fluid you may feel tired, get headaches and not perform at your best. ‘Fluid’ includes not only water from the tap or in a bottle, but also other drinks that give you water such as tea, coffee, milk and fruit juices.



If you are too busy running or running around and do not have the time to create your own juices at home, go grab a made-to-order juice or smoothie from any of Juice Works Malaysia’s outlets in most of the major malls in Malaysia.

ABOUT JUICE WORKS MALAYSIA

Juice Works Malaysia is the pioneering fresh fruit juice company in the country where they are trusted by thousands of loyal customers to craft the finest concoctions using natural ingredients.

Founded by Jason Choy and Ling Mooi Li, the duo opened their first kiosk at The Curve shopping mall in December 2004. The single kiosk soon won acclaim for its menu of remarkably delicious yet healthy juices and power packed smoothies.

From that one kiosk, Juice Works Malaysia has blossomed into 25 locations around the country with many more in the pipeline. The brand is renowned for creating healthy drinks that are freshly made to order, and which are so delicious that a return visit is guaranteed.

From busy business executives to parents and health conscious consumers, Juice Works Malaysia has that perfect drink freshly made for every individual need.


Friday, July 29, 2016

Media Release: 29th Seremban Half Marathon 2016



Kuala Lumpur, 28th July 2016 (Thu) —The 29th Seremban Half Marathon 2016 will be held on Sunday, 4th September 2016 at the MPS Padang in Seremban town, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus. This is the 29th year that the event is organised and SHM continues. to be longest organised half marathon in the Malaysia. It is held in commemoration of the 10th Yang Di Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

The main corporate sponsors for the coming events are :
1. Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad
2. Sport Toto
3. Sunrise MCL Land Sdn Bhd (Forest Heights)
4. Bata Malaysia Sdn Bhd

A cheque presentation ceremony was held today at the royal patron's office at Wisma UOA in Damansara Heights and representatives from each of the companies made official presentation to the Patron of the Seremban Half Marathon, Y.A.M. Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Tuanku Ja'afar.

Media Sponsors: The Sun & Nanyang Siang Pau will be the media sponsor for the event.

Major Sponsors: Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad is taking part for the first time in the event as major sponsor with cash contribution and cash in kind. Sport Toto continues to pledge the support as major sponsor with a cash donation while Sunrise MCL Land continues to support SHM as the major sponsor with cash donation and T-shirts. Bath, as major sponsor, will be providing cash contribution as well.

Donation and contributions by the sponsors aro usod to promote activities for Junior and Disabled Athletes In Weed Sembilan. All surplus funds received are placed in a Junior Athletes' Development Fund,

In support sports activities and potential talented junior athletes from Negeri Sembilan. It is also donated to the patron's charitable organizations such as Yayasan Tunku Naqulyuddin and Yayasan Tunku Nurul Hayati that has a home for 40 underprivileged children.

Co-Sponsors: Antah Health Care Group, Orix Leasing, Permanis, Delfi, Royal Selangor Pewter, Ixora Pewter, Milo

Multi-Sponsors: Royal Bintang Hotel, MyLap, Westport, Bigera Alliance, Ultron, Loreal, BP Lab, Best Art Run Route

The annual event will commence from MPS Padang, off Jalan Yam Tuan in the middle of Seremban town with more than 8000 participants. The run route covers Seremban town, Rahang, Forest Heights, Paroi-Ampangan, Lake Garden area and back to MPS Padang.

Categories: There will be five (5) categories of run for adults in 21km which including categories 2 specially designed for foreign male and female runners, six (6) categories for 10km. School children participants are aged between 13 and 18 years and SHM is one of the half marathons that include in its activities four categories in the competition for disabled people and those requiring special needs.

Prizes: This year, 520 adults will be awarded with Royal Selangor Pewter. On top of this, there are total of 660 additional IXORA quality medals will be given to all winners in 9 categories. 3000 quality medals will be awarded to school children as well.

The Registration Fee: Adult : RM 50 Children : RM 10 Special Categories : FOC To register.

The Organizer: Persatuan Olahraga Amatur Negeri Sembilan Majlis Perbandaran Seremban Syarikat Pesaka Antah

To register, please log on to http://www.themarathoshop.com.my or through link from www.serembanhalfmarathon.com.my.

Closing date: 31st July 2016

Media Release: Survivors Defy Cancer; Celebrate at Relay for Life, Kuala Lumpur



Kuala Lumpur, 27 July 2016 - The battle against cancer can be won, as cancer survivors ranging from years to decades will demonstrate at the survivors’ lap at the 10th Relay for Life (RFL) Kuala Lumpur.

On 6 to 7 August 2016, The National Cancer Society will celebrate its 10-year anniversary of the city’s biggest cancer fundraising and awareness event at Dataran Petaling Jaya. Survivors who walked the first ever lap in RFL Kuala Lumpur 10 years ago will continue their tradition this year.

“Apart from celebrating the National Cancer Society of Malaysia’s 50-year anniversary this year, we are also proud to reach 10 years for Relay for Life Kuala Lumpur,” says Dato’ Zuraidah Atan, Chairperson of Relay for Life Malaysia during the press launch held earlier today.

“We often see ‘top ten’ lists on the signs, prevention or coping with cancer. While this knowledge is important to raise cancer awareness, it is also crucial to celebrate our wins to show that cancer isn’t a death sentence. Our 10th RFL is just the right venue for that.”

A global event joined by over 4 million people, RFL invites families, friends, groups, co-workers and classmates to team up and walk around the running track. The overnight celebration that runs for 16 hours in Kuala Lumpur hosts campsites, live performances, on-stage exercises or Zumbathons, carnival style games as well as awareness activities.

Another signature activity is the Luminaria ceremony, in which participants gather and remember loved ones who have lost to cancer, honour those who fought, and support those still fighting.



Survivor Betty Gomes, who has been actively involved since the first RFL, says that the ceremony – along with the survivors’ lap – remains the most meaningful activity to her.

“We see Luminaria bags with inspiring messages and drawings, and they are placed around the Relay track,” she says. “It’s an amazing sight when the candles inside them are lit – you just have to be there to feel its significance.”

Betty recalls sitting at a little table, making call after call to recruit participants for the first Relay, and is amazed by how the event has grown through the years.

“Tears were running down our faces when we walked the first lap, and it is still very emotional for all of us,” she says. “We have lost many friends and gained many new ones through the years, and you can see how participants who were once new grow and move on to help other survivors.

“Mourning and honouring friends lost are only one part of RFL – we also make sure to have a grand time, and will do so at the 10-year anniversary this year. Our ‘day out’ at RFL is exactly how we go through life as survivors – laughing, growing and grieving together.”

“We thank participants, sponsors and fundraisers who have been with us all these years – we couldn’t have made it without you,” Dato’ Zuraidah Atan adds. “Every step counts, so join us once again to celebrate, remember and fight back. Speak to our survivors, be among fellow supporters, and see the difference that you have made.”

Online registrations can be made at relayforlifemalaysia.com.

NCSM is especially grateful to its sponsors Bridgestone, Astro, Vitahealth, Idifynetz, Accenture, Oriental Metal Industries, Brother International, Tune Protect, Credit Guarantee Corporation, Magnum, Magnum Cares and Spritzer.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Media Release: KIDZATHON - A Walk In The Park by Urban Health Magazine



Kuala Lumpur, 27 July 2016 — Urban Health Sdn Bhd and HANKidz Zone Sdn Bhd will be collaborating to bring the Malaysian public a unique kids' walkathon. For the first time in Malaysia, a kids' walkathon, which combines exercise and education, will be held at The Central Park. Desa ParkCity, on the 30th of October 2016 (Sunday), from 7:30 am to 12.30pm.

The walkathon will feature a 2km route with an expected turnout of 500 pairs of participants (a total of 1.000 participants). Each pair will consist of 1 child and 1 parent. There will be two categories of runners, kids aged 5-6 and kids aged 7-8 years of age. The educational component of the walkathon will be provided by the excellent team at HANKidz Zone who will be setting up 7 stations throughout the 2km route, representing the 7 continents of the world. Every pair will receive a 'passport' which will need to be stamped at each of these "continents" and at the end of the trail, a goodie bag awaits!



Aiveen Wong, CEO of Urban Health Sdn. Bhd. says. "We believe Kidzathon is a great way to promote health among kids and to encourage family bonding. We look forward to having more organisations who share these same objectives come on board with us."

The aim of this walkathon is to promote and increase health awareness among Malaysians along with strengthening the bond between parent and child, via participation in a fun outdoor activity. There will also be stage performances, sponsor booths, food trucks and a lucky draw with amazing prizes!

Coach Hanky, CEO and founder of HANKidz Zone Sdn. Bhd, adds, "We want to bring the world to the children and allow them to have space to explore. Moreover, we want the children to explore with their parents and strengthen their familial bond."



There win be 100 early bird tickets for sale at RM85 and after those are gone, the normal ticket price is RM95 Each parent and kid is entitled to receive a running T-shirt and finishing medal
Urban Health and HANKidz Zone would like to thank our venue sponsor, ParkCity Club Management BM. medical service partner, ParkCity Medical Centre: supporting NGO, Malaysia Paediatric Association and official apparel, Ultron. Special thanks to Switch Exhibits, Nelson's Corn and Terminus Babe Care.

For more information about Kidzathon, please visit:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741036869514338/
Instagram: #Kidzathon #koby
Hashtags: #Kidzathon #koby #UrbanHealthMagazine #hankidz

Media Release: RBC Brings Global Charity Fun Run to Kuala Lumpur



KUALA LUMPUR, 28 July 2016 – Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) today announced the RBC Race for the Kids global race series for children charities will make its way to Kuala Lumpur for the first time on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

RBC Race for the Kids Kuala Lumpur will be held in the beautiful Perdana Botanical Garden in the heart of the city. Everyone is welcome to run or walk the 5-kilometre course and take part in exciting activities at the post-race festival. This fun, non-competitive run is open to all ages and abilities and will see families, communities and RBC employees come together to raise money for RBC’s local charity partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia.



“RBC Race for the Kids is part of RBC’s global commitment to support local communities in which we live and work,” said Doug Moore, CEO, RBC Capital Markets Asia and Head of RBC Investor & Treasury Services Asia-Pacific. “For our first race in Kuala Lumpur, we are proud to partner with RMHC Malaysia and support their longstanding efforts in helping children and families in need.” RBC has a significant presence in Malaysia, employing more than 750 people in Cyberjaya and Kuala Lumpur.

RBC Race for the Kids Kuala Lumpur is expected to attract 1,500 participants and raise funds for a new sensory room for children with learning disabilities. The room will be built at Brickfields, an RMHC Malaysia community project that supports children with special needs.

“We are grateful for RBC’s support of RMHC’s vision to enrich the lives of less fortunate children, encouraging them to achieve their fullest potential. We have heard wonderful things about RBC Race for the Kids from our global counterparts, and we trust the Kuala Lumpur run will serve as a perfect family day out for all,” said Victor Sim, President, RMHC Malaysia.



RBC Race for the Kids is an exciting series of eleven charitable runs supporting children’s causes in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom and the United States. Increasing in popularity every year, RBC Race for the Kids events have attracted more than 100,000 participants to date, and raised over CAD 21.7 million for children’s charities around the world.

The races are part of our larger commitment to kids and youth through the RBC Kids Pledge, a five-year, CAD 100 million promise to improve the well-being of one million kids and youth. For more information on the race series and how to register, please visit www.rbcraceforthekids.com/kualalumpur

Media Release: PUMA Introduces The All-new IGNITE DUAL with Dual Benefits of Flexibility and Cushioning In One Running Shoe



Global Sports Brand PUMA continues to expand its successful IGNITE running franchise with the all-new IGNITE Dual for Autumn-Winter ’16 that offers duality in both function and style.



Engineered to provide ultimate flexibility and cushioning for mid and long distance runners, the IGNITE Dual features the proprietary IGNITE FOAM midsole that's visible on the heel and hidden in the forefoot to offer full length energy return. Articulated chevron grooves are designed to compress during landing and rebound.



The molded EVA sockliner cradles the foot comfortably for an easy run. The outsole has been technically enhanced by PUMA to mimic the natural gait of the runner. A guidance groove that runs from the heel allows a smoother transfer of the runner’s weight from heel-strike to toeoff. Deep forefoot flex grooves add to the freedom of movement while carbon rubber is introduced on the heel for extra durability.



The duality story extends to the upperwith a two-tone premium flexible mesh that delivers a comfortable fit, breathability and flexibity. Adding depth and dimension to the silhouette is the color shifting mesh and reflective panels for extra visibility in low light conditions. The look is finished with an exciting contemporary graphic that gives the IGNITE Dual a youthful appeal and hook back to the upcoming Olympics Games where the design DNA continues onthe training and podium wear of PUMA-sponsored Federations and athletes.



The IGNITE Dual is available in IGNITE Dual Disc and IGNITE Dual evoKnit iterations - variations of the upper design with the same tooling. The IGNITE Dual Disc features PUMA’s innovative laceless Disc Closure System that allows a quick, easy and custom fit with a turn of the Disc dial. Its upper is constructed with a combination of comfort foam that stretches to conform to the foot and net mesh for breathability and depth. The evoKnit Dual is created with a knitted upper for a soft comfortable fit, breathability, and flexibility.



The IGNITE Dual’s twin colorway and graphics also appear in PUMA’s Autumn-Winter ’16 inline running apparel range. All equipped with the innovative dryCELL technology - materials that draw sweat away from your skin to help keep you dry and comfortable during workouts, the latest apparel collection offers function as well as style.

The Graphic Shorts Sleeves Tee is designed with mesh inserts that help improve air circulation at critical heat zones while a Cleansport NXT finish ensures organic-based odor control. Additional reflective details give extra visibility in low-light conditions.



The Vent Thermo-R Runner Jacket adapts to and enhances movement with an innovative, lightweight, thermoregulating design. The windproof softshell material protects against windchill during your run while high tension areas in the garment enable ventilation to keep you cool when in motion and warm when at rest. The 2-in-1 Short, a lightweight woven short with an inner compressive tight is perfect for enhanced movement. It has a back-zip pocket with a laminated, waterproof lining to ensure that belongings stay dry. A tunneled elasticated waistband is in place for easy adjustability and reflective details finish off the design for added visibility.



The new IGNITE Dual and running apparel range is available at all PUMA stores, PUMA.com and sports retailers.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Media Release: Merdeka2016 Kuala Kubu Baru 21km Road Relay



Kuala Lumpur, 26 Julai 2016
- The inaugural Kuala Kubu Baru 21km Road Relay will be held on 3rd September, 2016 (Saturday), starting at 3pm at Stadium Mini, Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor, Kuala Kubu Baru.
The event is the brainchild of former national middle-distance runner B. Rajkumar, who is born and bred in Kuala Kubu Baru. He is the organising chairman ambassador of the event. It is his small way of giving back to the sport he loves so much and still very passionate about.

The road relay is also a collaborative effort with Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Athletic Association (FTKLAA) and Selangor Athletic Association (SAA) to revive the Road Relay Races that were popular in the 1960s to 1980s. It is also an effort to give athletes a new platform for competition and encourage the development of the sport at club level. It is also part of the Merdeka Day celebrations.



The running route has been mapped by FTKLAA officials to guarantee the runners a great running experience amidst the verdant greenery and interesting running terrain around the town of Kuala Kubu Baru. The race will be contested in the form of a relay wherein the baton, will be relayed among 4 runners per team. Each runner has to complete a running distance of 5.25 km along the interesting route before passing the baton to the next runner at the Stadium which will be the start, change of baton and finish station.

Each team shall consist of four runners as per entrance category stipulated. A timing chip will be affixed to the baton and each runner's time will be accurately recorded.

A Finisher medal and Finisher Tee (Dri-fit) will be awarded to each runner whose team completed the run. There will also be 3 trophies to be contested amongst the team — The Champion Trophy, The First Runner-Up Trophy, and the Second Runner-Up Trophy. There will also be cash prize money offered to a total RM14,500 for the eight categories,



ABOUT THE AMBASSADOR
B. Rajakumar, a household name middle distance runner, is the organising chairman and ambassador to this Road Relay Race. Rajkumar, the winner of the men's 800m at the Asian Track and Field championship in Jakarta in 1985 at the age of 22, grew up in Kuala Kubu Baru, did all his training in this town known as the ‘Sleepy Town' those days. It was his coach A. Tripadi, also from Kuala Kubu Baru, who nurtured him to become an iconic athlete. It is his vision to organise this race in Kuala Kubu Baru, to put this small town in the athletics map of Malaysia and also introduce this scenic area and facilities available for athletics training.

For more info, please click https://mro.myraceonline.com/kkb16/registrations

Monday, July 25, 2016

Hotel Review: 5 Good Reasons For Runners To Stay At Melange Boutique Hotel



Be it shopping, entertainment, good food or even a wonderful park for your run, Melange Boutique Hotel is located right where you can find them. We would recommend this hotel if you are in town for the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon or other races located in Kuala Lumpur. Strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, all the tourist attractions are easily accessible from here via public transport, including Dataran Merdeka, the start point of many KL running events. The room rate won’t burn a major hole in your pocket and leaves plenty of dough for shopping!

Here’s a list of five reasons why you should pick this cosy little hotel for your run-cation!



1.COMFY & STYLISH ROOM


Mélange was designed by fashion photographer turned creative director Daniel Goh. You can choose from three distinct unique themes – HANDSOME (TAMPAN), ELEGANT (AYU) and FUN (MANJA). We have chosen to stay the TAMPAN Room.



The Tampan room is bold and masculine as the name suggests. We like the simple yet stylish design.



There is a spacious work station, perfect to get some work done. The free WIFI connection is relatively good.



The bathroom is clean. There are two shower heads - the regular shower head, and the heavenly shower type that creates rain-like droplets on top of your head. Hair drier and basic toiletries are provided.



Other facilities include stuff that you would expect from a hotel - a small safe to keep your valuables, mini fridge, complimentary coffee, tea and mineral water. As a security measure, you need to use your room card to access the respective floor via the lift.



2. I RUN SO I CAN EAT AT JALAN ALOR

Jalan Alor - KL's biggest collection of roadside restaurants/ stalls is basically right at the door-step of Melange Boutique Hotel. You don’t have to go far to sample Malaysia’s street food. Well, if street food is not your thingy, there are a 24-hour KFC and McDonald’s nearby and also a slew of restaurants and food courts in the shopping malls.

For those party animals, we recommend Changkat Bukit Bintang where bars and pubs abound with live entertainment and drinks.



3. SHOPPING PARADISE


Melange Boutique Hotel is located just meters away from the best shopping malls in the country – Pavilion KL, Starhill Gallery, Fahrenheit 88, Lot 10, Berjaya Times Square, Sungei Wang Plaza, BB Plaza, Low Yat and Suria KLCC. Get your running shoes and gear from branded outlets such as Nike, Adidas, Asics, Puma, Under Armour and more at Pavilion KL.

If your feet get tired from running or shopping all day, there are plenty of massage or foot reflexology centres nearby to help you ease away the tension.



4. BB-KLCC RUNNING ROUTE

If you are not racing, we recommend a morning run to the KLCC Park. Evening run is doable but you have to dodge the shoppers at the crowed Bukit Bintang area.

From the hotel, head towards Pavilion KL and then take the Bukit Bintang - KLCC Pedestrian Walkway (1.173km long) to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Tip: Do not run on the walkway as the guard will try to stop you. Brisk walk!



You will arrive at the KL Convention Centre, find your way to the KLCC Park which is located right next to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.



This beautiful park is surrounded by trees and landscaped shrubs. One loop is about 1.3km. The track is rubberised so it is not so har for your feet. Don't worry about hydration as there are drinking fountains located in the park. Snap some post run selfies with KLCC in the background before heading back to Melange Hotel.



5. REFUEL AT ROCOCO

After your morning run and shower, head over to the top floor of the hotel where Rococo Restaurant is located. Cosy and artistically decorated, Rococo is the place to unwind and refuel afer your run.

We recommend the Go CLASSIC breakfast set- comes with 2 slices of bread with butter and jam, or if you like pancake, English hotdog and scrambled egg. Complete your meal with yoghurt or banana and a cup of beverage of you choice.



Melange Hotel

Address: 14, Jalan Rembia, off Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, MALAYSIA
Tel: +603 2141 8828 / +603 2110 3132
Email: reservation@melangehotel.com.my
https://www.facebook.com/MelangeBoutiqueHotel/
http://www.melangehotel.com.my/

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Media Release: MERCY Malaysia Celebrates the Superhero Spirit in Everyone at its Third Charity Run



Kuala Lumpur, 24 July 2016: Over 1,622 participants took part in the third annual #myMERCYrun International Humanitarian Run today, which is jointly organised by MERCY Malaysia and Go International Group. Themed ‘Run Like A Superhero’, this year’s charity run celebrates the deeds of everyday heroes in society who are willing to help one another in times of need, similar to what can be seen in MERCY Malaysia’s humanitarian work.



The charity run aims to raise awareness for the local and international humanitarian efforts of MERCY Malaysia, a non-profit humanitarian organisation. The event successfully raised RM 113,000 whereby all proceeds will be channelled to MERCY Malaysia’s General Humanitarian Fund, which supports efforts in providing aid to affected communities in crisis and non-crisis situations, both locally and internationally.



MERCY Malaysia’s President, Dato’ Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus and Honorary Secretary, YM Datin Raja Riza Shazmin Badrul Shah flagged off the #myMERCYrun, which was held at Padang Merbok. The run provided an avenue for Malaysians of all ages to gather and have fun while taking part in the 3km, 7km and 15km run in their superhero costumes.

“We are delighted to see so many participants enjoying themselves at the run this year together with their family and friends, and we are moved by their enthusiasm in supporting our cause. Their contribution has enabled us to continue fulfilling our mission to provide medical relief, sustainable health-related development and building resilience in vulnerable communities,” said YM Datin Raja Riza Shazmin Badrul Shah.

“Disasters and crises are continuously making headlines across the world, and more communities are in great need of humanitarian aid. At MERCY Malaysia, we believe that it is important that we unite to provide a helping hand to the affected individuals and families both locally and abroad. The #myMERCYrun allows us to create greater awareness on a cause that is close to our hearts, and we are grateful to all our partners and supporters who have played an invaluable part in our relief efforts,” said Dato’ Dr Ahmad Faizal Perdaus.



Adding to the excitement of the run were the “Selfie” and “We-fie” contests which had runners taking photos at several checkpoints along the race route and uploading them online to share their enjoyable experience at the run.



The #myMERCYrun ‘Run Like A Superhero’ participants who completed the race were awarded with a finisher’s medal and goodies bag each. Additionally, two individuals with the most creative and unique superhero costumes were also awarded with prizes from the sponsors.

At the event, guests were treated to special performances by local artists Altimet, Ady Suwardy, and Fhara Mohd. A few lucky participants also walked away with exciting prizes from the lucky draw contests that were held throughout the event.



For more information on MERCY Malaysia and the #myMERCYrun, please visit www.mercy.org.my.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Media Release: Challenge Trophy Introduced for the First Time at IJM Land Half Marathon 2016



Seremban, 22 July 2016 – IJM Land’s annual Half Marathon is returning yet again, with a promise to be bigger, better and faster than ever!

For the first time this year, the highly-anticipated run will announce the fastest man and woman of the race, who will be in the running to receive the coveted IJM Land Half Marathon Challenge Trophy. With the objective of celebrating the runners’ greatest running moments, the unique Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the man and woman who come out tops in their respective categories for three consecutive years, starting this year.

Scheduled to be held on Sunday, 14 August 2016, the IJM Land Half Marathon 2016 has already generated strong interest amongst the running community and the public at large, with over 6000 participants already signed-up for the event to date.



“We are pleased to introduce for the first time, the IJM Land Half Marathon Challenge Trophy, to celebrate the fastest man and woman at the race, and commemorate their greatest running moments. If they are able to uphold this title and top their respective categories for three consecutive years, they will then be awarded the highly coveted Challenge Trophy. This is one of the ways in which we hope to motivate and inspire our runners to push themselves and reach for the stars,” said Mr Hoo Kim See, Senior General Manager at IJM Land, during a media luncheon held recently.

At the luncheon, Platinum sponsor BMW Millennium Welt Seremban officially handed over goodie bag to IJM Land. The special goodie bag, along with a custom-made Finisher Medal and certificate will be presented to all the runners who have completed the race regardless of their category.

Meanwhile, Sworke also presented Mr. Hoo with Sworke eyewear products to commemorate their participation as a major sponsor in the event. Sworke is contributing 60 pairs of Sworke Optimus (2 frame with Revo Lens) for first to tenth place winners across 6 categories, plus 10 pairs of Sworke Primus with Polarised lenses for the lucky draw prizes.

The IJM Land Half Marathon 2016 will feature the 21KM (Half Marathon) categories for men and women aged 18 years and above, as well as juniors aged 12 to 17 years, in addition to a 10KM Fun Run category for men and women.

Visitors and participants can look forward to various other activities on the day of the race, including free health screening, free Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultation, free spine screening and posture checks, organ donation drives as well as free KT taping for runners. Lucrative lucky draw prizes worth more than RM 25,000 will also be up for grabs on the day of the event.



The carnival-like atmosphere will be further enhanced with plenty of free popcorn, cotton candy, balloon clown and much, much more, courtesy of sponsors BMW Millennium Welt Seremban, Sworke, TDK, 100 Plus, Ice Mountain, Mydin, Matrix, Yakult, McDonald’s and Spine & Joint. The event is supported by media partner Sin Chew Daily, medical partner SEHAT Medical Wellness Centre, technical partner The Event Crew (TEC) and the official apparel, Reverse.

For more information on IJM Land Half Marathon 2016, visit www.ijmlandrun.com.

Media Release: BOLTMOJI, The New Way To Message Faster



The 2016 Rio Olympics is just a couple of weeks away, and global sports brand Puma is backing its ambassador Usain Bolt aka ‘the world’s fastest man’ with the launch of "Boltmoji."

"Boltmoji" is an emoji keyboard featuring the Jamaican sprinter, who's regarded as the fastest man in the world, which resulted in his "Lightning Bolt" nickname.

Boltmoji is available today and compatible with iMessage, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and more, so be the first to get it!

For iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/boltmoji/id1134625897?ls=1&mt=8

For Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snaps.Boltmoji

In the Apple or Google Play Stores, search for “Boltmoji” and download the application. Once downloaded, open the app. You will be prompted through several set up screens to install the keyboard. Start using the keyboard “Boltmoji” in your iMessage, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, etc.



Monday, July 18, 2016

Media Release: Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore gets facelift to commemorate its 15th Anniversary



SINGAPORE - 7 July 2016– Singapore’s premier running event, Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS), will undergo a facelift with the introduction of key race updates, a new charity partner and a grown-up Kids Dash at Orchard Road.

Managing Director of event organiser Ironman Asia Geoff Meyer shared these updates at the SCMS Launch Roadshow. “Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore is the nation’s largest running event steeped in Singapore’s history, and culture, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to enhance the event experience to commemorate this special year,” said Meyer.

Key Race Changes
For the first time, Orchard Road will be the main starting point for SCMS 2016 – the Kids Dash on 3 December (Saturday), and both Full and Half Marathons on 4 December (Sunday). Sunday’s Race Day will see multiple wave starts for Full and Half Marathons runners based on their estimated finishing time in order to ensure a smoother start.

“Enhancing the SCMS route is one of our priorities for 2016 – we want to improve the overall running experience and alleviate start-line congestion with multiple wave starts,” explained Meyer. “The anniversary year presents the opportunity for us to make improvements based on our runners’ feedback, and introduce new initiatives focused on deepening family and community ties.”

A morning event in 2015, Kids Dash 2016 will now flag off at 6pm outside Ngee Ann City. The popular Orchard Road will be closed for parents and supporters to witness 5,000 kids, aged 13 and under, donning Santa hats and racing amidst the Christmas lights along Singapore’s iconic street.

SCMS: Building a caring and more resilient community together
Since 2002, SCMS has built itself into an inclusive event involving runners and supporters from all walks of life. Over 5,000 volunteers and supporters come together each year to create the unique SCMS experience. SCMS has also made fundraising a key theme of its community engagement programme - Run for a Reason.

SCMS has contributed more than S$270,000 to SportCares, a Sport Singapore initiative established in 2012. Title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank has also raised over S$350,000 for its global charity, Seeing is Believing, and other sight-related charities in Singapore. Over S$2.8 million has been raised via the SCMS platform for local charities and partners including Autism Association of Singapore, Breast Cancer Foundation, Community Chest, Club Rainbow and GiveAsia.

To commemorate its 15th anniversary, SCMS renewed its partnership with Community Chest, inking a 3-year agreement to profile Sharity as its event charity ambassador. As Community Chest’s iconic mascot, Sharity advocates “Caring and Sharing” and raises empathy among the young to care for the less privileged and disadvantaged in our community.

“Standard Chartered has been a title sponsor of the Singapore Marathon since 2002 and this is an event which the Bank and our staff are very proud of. The Bank has always been a champion for employee volunteering and corporate giving, and it make sense to integrate these initiatives in SCMS,” said Judy Hsu, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Singapore. “We look forward to working closely with Community Chest, our runners, supporters and partners to build a sustainable giving culture in Singapore.”

Commenting on this, Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, who officiated the launch, said “Mass participation activities like SCMS can shape the well-being of a nation by promoting an active lifestyle, deepening community ties and building the spirit of being caring and resilient. It will help us build a society that cares for the needy, and cultivate the reciprocity of giving back. This is the Singapore society that we are all proud to be a part of.”



Paying tribute to the runners, supporters and volunteers of SCMS
The SCMS Launch roadshow is a 4-day exhibition where visitors can take a walk down memory lane at the marathon’s throwback exhibition. It showcases memorabilia from the past 14 races, including contributions from race ambassadors and loyal runners, and running stories from past and present.

Organisers will also be giving away 100 entry slots and 1,000 anniversary tees to members of the public through on-site activities and lucky draws. Interested runners can also get a free baseline fitness test to help them begin their training journey for the race in December.

Mr Lim Teck Yin, CEO of Sport Singapore shared that “The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore has played a pivotal role in developing the local sporting and running landscape. The Marathon has matured, and we hope to leverage the strong foundations and work closely with new organisers Ironman Asia to enhance the event and race experience.”

Registration for the marathon begins today from 10am at the race website, fees for all categories have remained the same as last year. Standard Chartered cardholders stand to enjoy 15% off registration fee across all categories.

For more information, visit: www.marathonsingapore.com Follow the race: Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarathonSG Instagram: @MarathonSG Twitter: @MarathonSG

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Refueling: The Super Heroes Way at DC Comics Super Heroes Café



OK. OK. The title can be a little misleading. Heheh! But if there were real Super Heroes out there, I bet they would swear on these delicious meals for refuel purposes after a hard day of saving the world.



The recently opened DC Comics Super Heroes Café at the Pavilion, KL offers a wider variery of meals compared to the one in Sunway Putra Mall. Now you can order a complete meal consisting of appetiser, soup and main dish for lunch or dinner.



The cafe is located adjacent to the existing DC Super Heroes boutique on the 5th floor of Pavilion, KL. It's a perfect spot to grab a snack or have a proper meal while shopping! The cosy and brightly lit cafe is welcoming. One of the wall is beautifully adorned with some larger than life images of DC's most popular super heroes.



But of course, everything here is DC Superheores-themed. From the bottled water to the furniture to the food served.



We bet you will have a hard time to choose from the menu! This Pavilion branch offer a wide variety of premium food. Well, the menu is more than the usual burgers and pizzas to satisfy your superhero sized hunger.



Menu-wise, they offer drinks such as sodas, ice blends, shakes, coffee and tea served in a way that would make any superhero proud, emblem and all.



Suicide Cordon Bleu.
We reckoned this dish is inspired by the Suicide Squad. Sinfully rich ooey-gooey melted cheese wrapped with chicken meat and deep-fried to a golden perfection. Served with mash potato, coleslaw and pepper sauce. (RM38)



From the Seas of Krypton - A dish guaranteed to make Superman weak in the knees. Wholesome seafood chowder served in a charcoal bread bowl. (RM29)



Penguin's Attack Pack
- Warm smoked duck salad served with greens, cherry tomamtoes and raspberry dressing. Drools! (RM29)



Black is the Knight - Squid Ink spaghetti Aglio Olio - Olive oil, onion, garlic, red chili, baby scallops, parsley and fresh basil. Yummeh! (RM33)



Don't forget to leave some room for dessert! Pick from gelato, pancake, crepe, waffle, creme brulee, cakes and more to satisfy your sweet tooth!



DC Comics Super Heroes Café
Lot 5.11 Level 5,
Pavilion KL
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
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