Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Giant’s New Branding | It's the little things that make a GIANT difference

Giant has always been there for consumers in Malaysia, and in 2021, Giant has decided to have a total rebrand of the iconic brand with the new logo that will travel across 57 stores to provide freshness and quality in their service. The 8th of April happens to be a day to remember in history as Giant unveils a whole new look while promising their loyal customers guranteed freshness, quality, and value. Taking a moment to reminisce about their establishment in 1944, they have definitely come a long way to built on Giant's position of being the low-price leader in Malaysia, to provide customers with the best value. 

In conjunction with their new look, there will definitely be new offerings in stores! With many refreshed new offerings, here are some highlights to look forward to where they have over 2,000 new products across fresh food, groceries, and household essentials in-store to excite and delight customers. Another section that got me excited would be the 'World of Food' where customers would be able to enjoy an even wider selection of new imported food selections from all around the world, as well as local delicacies. 

Another new section to check out would be the Ringgit zone, which will be available in selected Giant stores. It's a completely new proposition that reinforces Giant's position offering items that would cost at only RM3 across all categories within the section to cater to customers who are on a budget and enjoy good deals. Bargain hunters will surely find this section an exciting section to explore ranging from snacks to kitchenware, home, and personal care at a value deal of RM3 per item. 

There will also be a General Merchandise Section which offers a reinvention of Giants General Merchandise range to deliver good quality products to over 700 new products from cooking needs, appliances, home storage, and organization items. There's also their Ready to Eat offerings at selected hypermarkets as well offering freshly baked delights every day from in-store bakeries with a wide range from bread and loaves to cakes and assorted buns. 

And to also add more convenience to Giant Customers, there's also a new section that features Guardian stores that are placed in selected Giant hypermarkets, superstores, and supermarkets, giving shoppers a one-stop solution to get the best of both worlds. By the end of April, a total of 35 Giant stores will have the Guardian store-in-store for added convenience. If you would like to experience the store-in-store experience, Guardian is now available within Giant in Kota Damansara. 

Another additional add-on would be that you can now find Meadows in Giant as well. To bring customers with greater quality and value, Dairy Farm launched Meadows, an own-brand offering globally sourced from high-quality food, with prices that are significantly more affordable than the equivalent brands. There are currently over 240 Meadows products launched which have been well received and customers can look forward to the launch of another 210 more Meadows products in the coming year. 

We all know and love the prices at Giant stores, and this time around, Giant is committed to offering even better deals! Giant will be launching more Value Deals, offering multi-buy deals, festive essentials, category discounts of up to 50% as part of the launch. Just to name a few, you can get broccoli at RM3, tomatoes at RM2.95/kg, Siakap fish at RM6.95/pc, Jati Rice at RM 23.95, and in conjunction with the Ramadhan season, you can get dates at RM7.95/kg! Talk about affordability!

So what are you waiting for? If youre a regular Giant shopper, you may have realized that the new rebranded look is out, and to match the new branding, Giant is committed to improving service levels to match the brand new look and feel. With an Expanded shopping experience, Giant promises to deliver on a Giant difference. I have explored Giant personally just very recently prior to their rebranding, and I must say that Giant is on a roll with giving better service to their customers. Be sure to pop by any Giant Store near you to experience the difference. 

Giant Malaysia


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Lulu Hypermarket now available at Setia City Mall!

Hey guys, I’ve got some exciting news to announce to you. Lulu Hypermarket is now open at Setia City Mall in Bandar Setia Alam and is featuring unbelievable feals that you wouldn't want to miss. Just to name a few items to keep your eyes locked on, there are iphones, 65’’ TVs, Milo, fresh goods, hot food, bread and so much more that is available at a special price for the next 4 days in conjunction with the opening. 

Apart from this opening offer, Lulu also provides Ramadan necessities that fellow Muslims would need to celebrate this glorious month being just around the corner. There will be high-quality dates, special Arab drinks in conjunction with Ramadan and so much more! This just adds more fun I running grocery errands and I must say that the deals being offered were definitely irresistible that I quickly grabbed a trolley to not miss out on any good deals going out of stock. 

One thing I love about Lulu Hypermarket would be that their layout and arrangement is very spacious and clean compared to some stores I've been to. Despite the place being pretty high capacity during the launch, I must say that I still had space to walk around while everyone was practicing the SOP distance. With an area of 150,000 sqft, I must say that the space is very comfortable to walk in. 

The LG floor is 70,000 sqft that caters to fresh goods, high-quality imported chocolates, dates, nuts, hot food, bread, household goods, and more! The UG floor is 40,000 sqft offering Lulu Fashion and Malay traditional clothes. The remaining 30,000sqf houses electronics where you can buy furniture, and electronic goods at an affordable price. I would pretty much sum up Lulu Hypermarket as your one-stop center for anything that you need. 

There are 400 open-air parking spaces as well as multi-story parking, making it super easy to access Lulu Hypermarket and also an ideal way to get your groceries sorted on the go. I must emphasize that Lulu has always been tHEre for me, especially when it comes to making my shopping needs, even more, convenient in a very international shopping environment. So what are you waiting for? If youre staying nearby Setia City Mall, be sure to make your way to check out Lulu Hypermarket in Setia City Mall and I can guarantee that you'll go back home with BIG savings. Don't miss out on the 5-day special opening offer which is happening till 4th April 2021.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Interior Design Can Now Be Owned by All Malaysian

Despite being an architectural graduate who has gone through architorture for at least 5 years of my life, I've come to realize that I don't enjoy practicing it as a job, but I do enjoy sharing out opinions as a consultant. With that being said, I found this amazing book that would guide anyone easily to understand the concepts of designing without going through the long journey of what I've gone through back in the university days. Let me introduce you to your designing buddy the IDW Design Collection. 


A little introduction on how IDW came about would be that IDW or IDW Design & Build, was established in 2007 as a start-up business in interior and renovation company when both the founders were 21 years old. Young interior designers who graduated with a Diploma Studies in Interior Designers followed by a  Degree in Interior Architecture and ended with a Masters of Science Facilities Management. The company was offered an RM1.4 million project to renovate a bungalow, and at the age of 24 years old, both the founders received another bigger project that cost RM17 million and took only one year for completion. 

How i initially found out about IDW

Despite being very young in age, where usually people would have the stigma of claiming insufficient experiences due to age, the founders have proven to make their way to success through hard debt issues and were also scammed by contractors. Thanks to their high determination and persistence, they managed to still manage their IDW business, while pursuing their studies in Master of Science Facilities Management. Lokman Hakim, the IDW Board Director, faced great challenges but the founders then found their own love story and decided to get married in 2012, turning it into a family business.

In every story, there is always a tragedy faced, and for both founders, Lokman Hakim and Rabiatul Adawiyah, they tragically experienced a fire tragedy that had open their minds to create a stronger version of IDW's legacy. In 2017, the fire tragedy almost killed the founders and the family during their stay in New Zealand, and from that moment onwards, this gave them a push factor to educate and grow their team to be stronger than before to continue the IDW business legacy with the determination to help 1 million home property owners to get their dream home to be equipped with beauty and perfection. 

2020 & the COVID phenomenon

In 2020, Covid has shocked everyone whereby COVID-19 rapidly spreads throughout the world with its death announcement. With everyone having to face the total lockdown of staying home until the government announces otherwise, the founders of IDW were professionally prepared to face future challenges. Shifting their main focus, analysing every unpredicted challenges, means that they need to switch their gear to find the best attempt to be taken. Due to MCO, many homeowners felt they needed a better home for better comfort and happiness, which is where IDW found an opportunity to provide some solution for these homeowners who are seeking to make home a better place to work in (especially when we're all working from home). 

As a well-trusted interior desinger brand, IDW has succesfully design and build every home area to look luxurious in every project execution. Realizing there's a need to design and suit each client's preferences, IDW decided to create an awareness to every homeowner to understand the concept of style and preference with the quality design for alignment of lifestyle. Even though IDW design services would start from RM6k, it still creates certain boundaries due to financial issues. Not forgetting to provide a solution, this is how IDW Design Collection launched in 2021, where IDW strives its best to make every home owner's dream come true with an affordable price that can be owned by anyone. 

IDW Design Collection

Even my little girl got excited when she saw the book

Check out how colorful the content is. Perfect! 

The IDW Design Collection book offers 200 exclusive design with every element and style for each area exist in the house, complete with detail drawing, 3D design and concept references for their source of inspiration in building their dream home. Evaluating it as an architect, I must say this book feels like I have my very own reference book that is easy to understand and replicate. The conceptual styles and design layout has been very well thought of, making it suitable for homeowners to be inspired by the designs that are available. So what are you waiting for? Be sure to get this book today!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Mid Valley Megamall offers bundles of super savings this Shopee 4.4 Mega Shopping Day!

Malaysians are once again thronging malls to get their fix of retail therapy, relaxation and entertainment after prolonged stay-at-home measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. As such, Mid Valley Megamall KL is working with Shopee to offer a slew of exciting e-voucher packs from participating tenants that will go at up to 60% off this Shopee 4.4 Mega Shopping Day!

Solo shoppers in the Klang Valley looking to treat themselves to a pair of sleek new sneakers from JD Sports can purchase the ‘Me Time Bundle’, while lovebirds should look out for the ‘Sweet Date Bundle’ where they can both enjoy an invigorating hour of foot massage at Thai Odyssey. 

Parents keen on taking the kids out may opt for the ‘Family Fun Bundle’, where the little ones would surely return home with smiles on their faces after satisfying their hunger pangs at Pizza Hut, buying new reading materials from MPH Bookstore and enjoying a sweet treat from Baskin-Robbins.

Meanwhile, those looking for a staycation will definitely want to check out the Cititel and The Gardens - A St Giles Signature Hotel & Residences deals. These hotels are right next to Mid Valley Megamall KL and provide a much-needed escape after a stroll around the mall. 


Here are more details on these mouth-watering offers* redeemable at Mid Valley Megamall KL:



Original price

Promo price

Mid Valley Megamall: Me Time Bundle

1x Sushi Jiro RM30 cash voucher

1x Siam Oasis 30 mins half body massage voucher 

1x JD Sports RM50 cash voucher



Mid Valley Megamall: Sweet Date Bundle

2x Thai Odyssey 60 mins foot massage voucher
1x RM50 Chili’s Grill & Bar cash voucher

1x RM50 HYPE cash voucher



Mid Valley Megamall: Family Fun Bundle

1x RM100 Pizza Hut cash voucher

1x RM100 MPH Bookstore Books & Stationery voucher

1x RM100 Adidas cash voucher

4x Baskin-Robbins Single Regular Scoop Ice Cream voucher



Cititel Mid Valley

2 Days 1 Night in Superior Room with breakfast for 2 adults



The Gardens - A St Giles Signature Hotel & Residences

2 Days 1 Night in Deluxe Room with breakfast for 2 adults




These deals were rolled out as part of Shopee’s 4.4 Mega Shopping Day, the region’s first mega shopping festival of 2021. Running till 4 April, the campaign features free shipping with a minimum spend of RM4, daily 95% off deals and vouchers and a new RM10,000 Shopee Money Wheel game show where participants get to spin the wheel and win moolah if they successfully guess the word on the board.


Plus, stand a chance to win 44,444 Shopee Coins when you top up a minimum of RM50 to your ShopeePay wallet.


The shopping festival will also be launching exclusive collaborations between fashion labels and celebrities, namely Pestle & Mortar x Jameson, Roscani x Fatin Afeefa, Tomorrow Showtime x Amelia Henderson, and Hype x Kide on 30 March.


Another highlight is the Shopee 4.4 Mega Show which will be aired on Shopee Live, Astro Ria and Astro Gempak at 9PM on 3 April. The show will feature performances by A-listers such as Dayang Nurfaizah, Hael Husaini, Zizi Kirana, Hazama, Elizabeth Tan and Naim Daniel as well as the legendary Dato’ M. Nasir. 


The shopping festival will culminate on 4 April, featuring 12AM - 2AM Midnight Madness with exclusive 4.4 Only Deals and Vouchers, Super Brands Spotlight, Shopee Live marathon streams from 9AM and more. Shopee’s regional 4.4 Mega Celebrity, globally-acclaimed K-Pop girl group Mamamoo will be presenting their top hits exclusively on Shopee Live from 9PM - 11PM.


To know more about the 4.4 Mega Shopping Day, visit -

*Remember to read the terms and conditions and the validity period of the vouchers.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Collectable Hello Kitty Visit Malaysia Tins | Start collecting from 7-Eleven today!

To Hello Kitty fans, this is your chance to collect limited merchandise from Hello Kitty in collaboration with 7-Eleven Malaysia. The nations leading convenience store chain has teamed up with Sanrio to launch its collectible premium loyalty program, featuring Hello Kitty Visit Malaysia collectible tins. Since I just got my first few in hand, im honestly really excited to share with you that you should get it too! 

The one-of-a-kind collection comes in 30 adorable designs, featuring iconic places of interest that represent all the states and federal territories of Malaysia. Just to name a few, it features Hello Kitty in Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur, i-City in Selangor, Dataran Merdeka in Selangor, Fort Cornwallis in Penang, Kellie's Castle in Perak, Langkawi Eagle Tower in Kedah and Rantau Abang beach in Terengganu. Since it's been a while since I last traveled, I must admit that these collectible tins are indeed something really exciting to collect, other than it being a functional piece to store small objects lying around the house. 


Cutting to the chase, you must be wondering how to get these adorable tins into your hands. All you need to do is purchase RM5 in a single receipt at any 7-Eleven Malaysia outlets from now until 2nd May to be rewarded with a sticker. Here's a tip in collecting more stickers in a shorter period: Theres bonus stickers that will be rewarded if the purchase includes a selected partner product from brands such as Goodday, mentos, 100plus, P&G, Nestle, and Mi Sedaap, and more! With a total of 15 stickers, you can redeem a Hello Kitty VISIT MALAYSIA collectible tin for FREE! Alternatively, if you would like to purchase a collectible tin, you may do so with 8 stickers at only RM9.90. Act fast because the redemption period of this campaign is from now until 9th May 2021. 

I also noticed that if youre a huge fan of 7-Eleven, which involves your Facebook account already liking 7-Eleven's Facebook, you can also participate in their "Answer & Win' social media contest and stand a chance to take home a Hello Kitty VISIT MALAYSIA collectible tin. It's pretty easy to join as the mechanics of it would be to just answer all three questions correctly by commenting on the post on their official Facebook page. With 4 rounds in total, you wouldn't want to miss this opportunity as there will be 10 winners each round, where each winner will walk away with three collectible tins! 

With 2,400 outlets across the country, be sure to hurry to your nearest 7-Eleven and enjoy their exclusive offer which also includes the UK's No.1 skincare brand, Boots to its extensive 7-Eleven packaged bakery selections, featuring a delectable range of imported and trending products to its scrumptious selection of onigiri and chilled Ready-to-eat meals as well as my all-time favorite, the 7-Eleven's signature Slurpee!

Before I end my post, be sure to download the MY7E app today to grab your favorites at members' prices and other amazing in-app deals. For more information on Helly Kitty VISIT MALAYSIA collectible tins, visit or follow its social media pages at 7ElevenMalaysia