Sunday, July 21, 2019

Open Office Concept | Klook Now Has An Office in Malaysia!

Managed to pay a visit to Klook's brand new office in Malaysia!
Travel junkies, if you LOVE traveling the world, you'd surely know the existence of Klook by now as the world-leading travel activities and services booking platform. My first time using Klook was during my recent trip to Japan, and it's a great platform to book your tickets in advance as you skip the physical line at the ticket box of the tourist attraction. If you have not heard about Klook on the other hand, Klook provides travelers with seamless ways to discover and book attractions, tours, local transportation, food and unique experiences around the world through its website and award-winning app.

Got my insiders pass to take you with me on a tour of Klook's office
Checkout their Milestones within the past 1 year!
And since it was an office warming session, just look at all the food they had to offer!
Over the past week, I had an opportunity to actually explore Klook's new integrated office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Spanning over 15,000 sqft, Klook's new Malaysia hub is located in KL Eco City and will consolidate major functions such as business development, corporate services, marketing, and service operations under one roof. Since 2017 when Klook first explored the Malaysian market, they have grown pretty fast with its mobile-first approach to assist travelers, as they partner with local businesses such as Aquaria KLCC, KLIA Ekspres, guided tours in Penang and island hopping in Sabah. And now, Klook has on-boarded more than 500 local attractions and activities and im pretty sure that its still growing.

One of their biggest office rooms, enough for about 20 pax
They even have this cute phone booth in their office
More office rooms for smaller meetings and discussions
The overall office space layout/concept
The rejuvenating room for employees to take a break
Exploring the new space that also houses one fo the company's largest regional customer experience teams, the multilingual team is comprised of more than 100 people who speak a total of 8 languages and provide around the clock to support for Klook's customers across a variety of channels. By having a physical office in Malaysia, the team now has an added advantage to be closer to the ground to work with merchants, suppliers, and partners to better serve the needs of customers.
Thank you Klook for the delicious brownies presenting during our visit
The open concept pantry area
With the tourism industry growing rapidly with free and independent travelers (FIT), Klook notices that travelers are looking for alternatives to planning their own itineraries instead of going for the traditional tour packages. With Klook now, Malaysians now have the choice to create their own experiences. The app being easy to navigate, they have also had evidence that over 70% of Klook's booking is made from mobile with an increase of 25% increase in same-day bookings over the last year.

Did you know that Klook stands for Keep Looking? 

In terms of future plans, Klook will continue to help grow the local tourism community with the Klook Travel Fest happening in 2019. Currently set to be held from the 28th to 29th of September at MiTEC. This will be a massive one-weekend only event to connect Malaysians to great travel deals as well. The event will also involve strategic partnerships with local travel industries, lifestyle, and retail merchants. Attendees will be able to look forward to exciting performances, games, travel workshops and more!

FOOD CARNIVAL @ Lulu Hypermarket & Department Store

Back here at one of my favorite place to get my groceries done
Lulu Hypermarket being one of my favorite places to shop for groceries, especially when they have a wide variety of products that may not be available in other hypermarkets, I decided to visit their latest store at 1 Shamelin Mall, and to my surprise had a “Food Carnival’ campaign happening from 19 until 31 July 2019. This new store which is also Lulu’s 174th globally is strategically located in Cheras district of Kuala Lumpur. 

Just because it's a food carnival, I just had to take a mandatory shot with all the food they have
When there's a campaign, there's definitely promotions!
Present during the campaign launch we had YB Datuk Dr. Shahruddin Bin Md Salleh
Maggi at only RM3.29 per pack
And of course, they also have prego for RM3.25 per can!
From what I've been told, the festival is celebrated in all LULU around the world as part of the marketing effort to introduce various food from all over the world to the Malaysians. It fits the Lulu slogan - Where the World Comes To Shop. Talk about shopping around the world right? Hehe. So, if you happen to be around planning to shop at LULU from the 19th of July till the 31st of July, you will get enjoy great offers from ready-to-eat and food-related items which are a part of the campaign promotion. I'd say that this would be a good time to discover their Hot Food section if you haven't already. There will be many types of food from local cuisines, Arabic, Indian, Oriental as well as delicious dessert, cookies & juices. 

Assorted Arabic sweet at only RM27.99/kg



Buying nuts at the roastery is a must when youre at Lulu's Hypermarket
Honestly speaking, when I found out about the Food Carnival happening at Lulu Hypermarket, my mind was set to invade the baklava section since its one of my favorite desserts that reminds me a lot of my Turkey trip. And for reals tho, their baklava collection at LULU is really tasty! Good news as if youre a fan of the sweet dessert too, in conjunction with the promotion, there are also having it on promotion thus its such a good time to buy and enjoy this delicacy with friends and family.

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

Since im there, im getting these long beans for dinner at RM4.99/kg
And since the baby in my tummy likes broccoli, im bringing this home too!
And oh, since this week is all about juices and salad, I also got myself south African apples to bring home as well
Also, just to give you a heads up so that you can plan your trip ahead, the staff there was nice enough to inform us that there will be thematic highlights throughout the month to promote different segments of food that everyone can enjoy. And since you took your time to come all the way here, the schedule would be as follows:

9th to 21st July 2019: Juices & Salad
22nd to 24th July 2019: Briyani
25th to 27th July 2019: Shawarma & Pizza
28th & 29th July 2019:  Rice & Noodles
30th to 31st July 2019: Grill & Kebabs

Think you got what it takes? Submit your recipe online and see if you have the cut for it!
While I was there, there were also the kids enjoying their coloring competition. SO CUTE!
Moreover, if you like pizza, there will also be an exclusive closing event where Lulu will be having a Big Pizza cutting ceremony happening on the 31st of July 2019, located at Lulu’s CapSquare. During this campaign period, Lulu will also be having some activities for their customers such as a Briyani Contest, Recipe contest, Cake decoration, coloring for kids and many more. So be sure to join some of these activities as their prizes are surely waiting for you. 

OTHER HAPPENING CAMPAIGNS

Currently, there are 2 ongoing promotions other than the Food Campaign as well. If you shop at LULU Hypermarket, you might be lucky enough to drive home a brand new Proton X70 as the Grand Prize for the Dream Drive Contest happening from the 1st of May till the 1st of September 2019. There are also many more prizes that are up for grabs otherwise such as an Apply iPhone 7+, UHD LED TV and Lulu Gift Vouchers. All you need to do is spend above RM75 in a single receipt during the promotion period and get your lucky draw coupon. It's that simple! 

Not to forget that they also have electronics on discounts as well
And I was so tempted to get this air fryer! Should I?
I was so happy when I found out that their Dutch Lady milk was on sale too! That goes in the trolley!
Also not to forget, did I mention that July 2019 is a good time to shop at LULU Hypermarket as well? There's currently an on-going sale where they are offering discounts up to 70% off! This sale will be happening from now until the 31st of July 2019 where shoppers will get a chance to enjoy great savings on ALL categories at unbeatable prices. Don't miss out on this great bargain! Be sure to follow Lulu's Social Media accounts to keep yourself updated with the latest offers happening at LuLu Hypermarket. 

Lulu Hypermarket Malaysia

Saturday, July 20, 2019

REALME 3 Pro | Best Smartphone Under RM1,000 in Malaysia

Managed to get a feel of the Realme 3 Pro and im impressed!
Tech junkies, you gotta keep yourself updated with the youngsters. With technology moving in a really fast-paced, have you ever wondered on to keep up with the trend without spending a huge load of cash at a time? Well, this is where REALME saves the day for you. With their competitive prices, it would surely get yourself tempted to own your very own REALME which is fully equipped with the best specifications that would actually be worth your money. 

It's sleek and stylish too!
Too bad im currently a pregnant mama, so I can't join in the leap challenge
Now, to celebrate the statement of REALME 3 Pro as the best smartphone under RM1,000 in Malaysia, REALME has done it again by introducing competitive prices for this particular model alongside with a new tagline being 'Dare to Leap'. If you haven't gotten your hands on the REALME 3 Pro yet, be sure to visit them in Sunway Pyramid over the weekend to check out the phone first hand and trust me, you'd be entirely impressed with the specs that they have to offer.

If you're not too daring, then maybe you can go for the beginners level by playing the ring toss
Toss and hook your rings on the yellow pinheads to win a mystery gift
“In conjunction with the celebration of our new tagline Dare to Leap, realme Malaysia is proud to announce a leap-forward price tag for our flagship and fans favorite realme 3 Pro. We believe that everyone should have fair access to revolutionary smartphone technology at an affordable price. Hence, we’ve decided to make such leap-forward announcement for our Malaysian fans today and putting RM999 price tag to realme 3 Pro (6+128GB). Here at realme Malaysia, we will leap forward and continuously bring more innovative technology to our young fans,” said Tiffany Teh, Brand Manager, Realme Malaysia.

Also, if youre daring in terms of racing, be sure to play this for free this weekend at Sunway Pyramid
Challenge yourself and break the speed record to win BIG prizes
For your information, the new tagline represents realme’s passion and spirit to provide fans with leap-forward experience in terms of performance, design, and quality. The performance of realme products will overwhelm users through powerful performance and superior configuration. Rest assured, realme products are designed for fashion and design lovers through our engagement with global design masters setting international design standards making it the ideal phone that is rapidly growing and winning hearts of the younger generation.

PRICE REVEAL OF REALME 3 PRO


Now, for the moment of truth, the realme 3 Pro will be priced at RM999 for the 6GB + 128GB while the smaller specs with 4GB+64GB will be priced at RM899. In conjunction with this exciting reveal, REALME has also prepared exciting activities for those who 'dare to leap' and possibly win a REALME 3 Pro if they get the best scores when joining their challenges. Be sure to take that leap and join in the fun if you happen to be around Sunway Pyramid (20th July -21st July 2019) over the weekend.  To find out more about our events and promotions, don't forget to follow realme on their Facebook page as well as Instagram at @realmemalaysia

Friday, July 19, 2019

[REVIEW] Farhat Wellness | Skincare Soothing Mist

Presenting Farhat Laboratories Skincare Soothing Mist
Hey guys, the other day I visited Farhat Wellness in Kota Damansara since I was around the area. And to my surprise, I found myself checking out the products that her center offers other than the aesthetic services that the center offers as well. I believe my current beauty status would not be too much on treatments, but on how to maintain my current skin to last longer as I age, and that is how I decided to try out one of Dr. Farhat's products, which would be the Skincare Soothing Mist.

Skincare Soothing Mist

Comes in a plastic spray bottle
It's also super hydrating with a slight cooling effect that leaves a light peppermint scent
The Skincare Soothing Mist by Dr. Farhat is priced at RM150 and it comes in a spray bottle of 100ml. Produced by Farhat Laboratoires, I must say that this the first Soothing Mist that I've considered trying that is beyond the mainstream market. At first, I actually thought that the price may be a little on the higher side, but thinking that the formulation of this not so ordinary mist, since it's formulated by a doctor with years of experience, I just had to find out on how well it works!

How To Use 

Step 1: Cleanse skin before application
Step 2: Pat skin dry
Step 3: Spray 15cm away from face and ensure that it evenly spread
Since I've been using the mist for about a week now, I can roughly say that it does keep my skin well hydrated. It's not complicated to use, and on a daily basis, I would usually spray this on my skin after cleansing and toning for maximum results as suggested by Dr. Farhat herself. The texture is pretty watery, but I love the feeling of it each time I spray it on as it leaves a cooling feeling just before you apply your serum and moisturizer. Its really feels good on the skin as it preps your skin, just before you start your day. Ocassionally, I would use it over my makeup, but I still think it works best when you apply this right after applying toner on the skin.

INGREDIENTS
There's always an ingredient list on the back of the bottle in case you're curious
For your information, the Farhat Soothing Mist is specially formulated from natural sources with extracts of flowers and leaves as its ingredient to naturally minimize stress on the skin. It also does not contain harmful chemicals and prohibited substances, thus making it perfect for me to use this when im pregnant without any worries on the chemicals. Farhat Soothing Mist also contains herbs such as Hamamelis Virginia leaves or better known as witch hazel leaves that help reduce inflammation. The anti-inflammatory properties found in these herbs help to relieve the condition without acting directly on the cause of inflammation, thereby giving a gentle recovery on the skin.

There's also instructions on how to use this as well
Other than that, the Damascus roses and the chamomile ingredients are not only known for its natural fragrance but also has pharmacological functions as an antibacterial ingredient that helps to pacify skin inflammation. The antioxidant protection of these flowers will also be able to soothe and moisturize the skin. The aloe vera ingredients functions to restore and acts as an anti-inflammatory substance that reduces skin irritation. This in return would allow the skin condition to restore faster and minimize the effects of scarring.

After spraying, i usually like to pat it dry to maximise the absorbancy
The presence of Centella which contains active compounds including madecassoside serves as an antioxidant on the skin. The content is rich in amino acids which also provides a good moisture and soothes the skin from problematic or damaged skin. It also reduces the effects of skin damage caused by sunlight and enhances skin protection capabilities. Farhat Soothing Mist also contains magnesium sulfate compounds that help to keep the skin fresh, healthy and youthful by reducing fine lines and wrinkles on the face while also preventing acne and freckles from being developed. It is also non-toxic, which also means it does not damage or irritate the skin.

Currently including this in my daily skincare routine and im loving it!
With over 15 years of experience in skin health care, I trust that Dr. Farhat knows that prevention is important in ensuring long-lasting health. Farhat Laboratoires has always focused on skincare and beauty products especially in the skincare segment by providing a high-quality product range that suits all skin types. And in case youre wondering, Farhat Laboratoires product line has also received its approval accreditation from Ministry of Health Malaysia, giving you a sense of relief that you won't have to worry about the safety of the product. 

VERDICT

Find out what I think about it in the paragraph below
 As a verdict, I would have to say that the Skincare Soothing Mist may be priced on the higher side, and im not entirely a huge fan of the packaging, but let's be honest that the value of the product is the content. Im actually impressed that the Soothing mist does soothe my skin really well, especially when I have new pimples popping up, then when I spray this twice daily, I noticed that my pimple was gone within a shorter period of time than the usual duration of when it usually goes away. If you have money to splurge, then I would recommend you to try this out yourself! It's available at Dr. Farhat Ayaz Skin Clinic, Farhat Laboratoires & Farhat Wellness. Fell free to leave me a comment below, and I'll be more than happy to answer to your inquiries. 

Farhat Wellness
No.29-G Jalan PJU 5/20A, 
The Strand Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, 
Selangor
019-616 7505