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.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


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 =>

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 =>

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 =>

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!

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