Monday, 28 October 2013

Overwhelming response at 13th 7K Run

The Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run continue to receive encouraging support with 14,000 participation after its 13th year in aid of the 7K Beneficiaries; Special Olympics Sabah and Sabah Thalassaemia Society. This run which started in 2000 aims to bring the Kota Kinabalu community together in the spirit of giving while promoting a healthier lifestyle in a fun and exciting way.

 The Run, which begins and end at the Covered Tennis Court of Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club starts with a warming-up session at 5pm conducted by ZFS team with our guest of honours. At 5.17pm, the Deputy Permanent Secretary Mr Panyuki Matta representing the Minister of Youth & Sports YB Datuk Haji Tawfiq bin Datuk Haji Abu Bakar Titingan flags off the Run with thousands of runners of all ages eager to meet the 77 minutes time limit to be eligible for the lucky draws offering attractive prizes.

At the second flag off our Guest of Honour Encik Panyuki Mata, VVIPs YB Datuk Edward Yong, Assistant Minister to the Chief’s Minister and his wife YBhg Datin Mary Yong, Mr Howie Roberts, General Manager of Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club and other invited guests accompany the children from the beneficiaries; Sabah Thalassaemia Society and Special Olympics Sabah who also participated in the Run. The second Run was flagged off by the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu YBhg Datuk Abidin Madingkir.

Those not participating in the run enjoyed themselves at the 7K Carnival tucking into the many mouth-watering local and international delicacies as well as various offerings from the sponsors. As the last batch of runners returns, the deejays from Era FM KK, MY FM KK and KK continue to entertain the crowd and the sporting crowd had great fun participating the games conducted.

The crowd were then entertained by our local talents TAKT, Apiz Paschya, Theo, Vons, April, Pure Harmony, Hippocamps, Diary of Us, Dang Bangs and Janrywine who wowed the crowd with their energetic performances. 

This litter-free event is supported by DBKK, Ministry of Youth & Sports Sabah and Jabatan Belia & Sukan Persekutuan Negeri Sabah. The official drink is F&N/100Plus and our the official radio stations are Era FM KK, MY FM KK and KK. The main sponsors for the 13th Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run are Sayfol International School and Volkswagen Kota Kinabalu. Other sponsors include DGII, Mah Sing Group, Malta as well as Sounds Tech Production.

All nett profits from the 7K Run through registration, sale of coupons as well as sponsorships/donations from the public will be divided equally between the two beneficiaries. 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Oktoberfest Malaysia this coming 25th and 26th October!

GRAB THE special edition Oktoberfest Mug with a limited edition metal lid – be sure to drop by early to reserve yours!

This month, Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB), the leading beer and stout company in Malaysia will be celebrating the iconic German Oktoberfest with an exciting consumer promotion that provides discerning beer drinkers with a special edition 1 liter Ceramic Oktoberfest Mug when they enjoy GAB’s iconic brews!

Kota Kinabalu’s GAB Oktoberfest roving parties will be held at the following locations: -

25 October 2013
Lintas Square
• Hello Bar (Club M Pub & Lounge) • Ballroom Bar • Crystal Lounge • Le Face Spaccio Di El Bar & Lounge • 9 Night Wine Bar • Hitz Voice

Warisan Square
• Oyster Bar • Hot Rod

Kk Waterfront
• Bar Tzar
• Novus Karaoke
• Shamrock Irish Bar
• Cock & Bull Bistro
• Step'In Restaurant & Bar

26 October 2013
KK Times Square
• Sullys Bar • Vino Vino Yakitori • Plutonic • The Retro Club Bar & Grill • Mr Ho’s Fine Foods • FF Sport CafĂ© • Jarrods & Rawlins

Drinkers can celebrate Oktoberfest with a series of themed parties in Kota Kinabalu. Expect evenings of good food from around the world, great fun with exciting contests, promotions and activities and of course, GAB’s selection of award-winning beers including Tiger, Guinness, Heineken and the official Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier, brewed exclusively for the Oktoberfest season.

Monday, 7 October 2013

KK’s First Biggest Oktoberfest

Have you ever been to a big scale Oktoberfest bash in Kota Kinabalu before? Here’s one coming your way, complete with an all-girl Oompah band from Germany to lift the spirits high! Sutera Harbour Resort will be celebrating its first ever organised Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 19 at the Covered Tennis Court of Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club. The organiser, Sutera Harbour Resort along with its main sponsors BMW and GAB Tiger are expecting to entertain about 2000 party-goers.

Although Oktoberfest traditionally originates from Germany, the Resort feels that it would be a cultural experience that can be enjoyed anywhere around the world.  Oktoberfest is actually a part of Bavarian culture celebrated in a 6-day festival that starts from late September to the first weekend in October. To the Germans, Oktoberfest is about traditional German food like Hendl (chicken), Steckerlfish (grilled fish on sticks) and Wurstl (sausages). Don’t be fooled though as German food also includes the famous pretzel, called Brezeln, which many Malaysians are familiar with. There’s also the Kasespatzle (cheese noodles) and Knodel (potato/bread dumplings). At the Sutera Harbour Resort’s Oktoberfest, there will be lots of these food options. 

While they offer you the best food and drink options during the party there is also additional entertainment provided by Bodycare Studio dancers, their in-house DJ Rachman who spins at JUGs nightly from 8pm to past midnight and a special performance by celebrity deejay, DJ UNO on the deck. The Oktoberfest programme also includes a BMW Roadshow showcasing its latest series at the area just outside of the Covered Tennis Court of Sutera Harbour Marina Country Club. BMW’s showcase kicks off at 10am and ends just before the Oktoberfest party takes off for the night at about 6pm.

Tickets are already on sale at RM60nett per person, inclusive of 1 bottle of Paulaner beer. Purchase of food is by vouchers only, sold at RM10 per book.

To purchase your tickets and food vouchers, call the Membership Counter at +60 88 308 111.

Go grab your drinks people!

2013 Property Hunter Expo Coming to Miri!

The 2013 Expo which was previously held in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau managed to garner over RM200 million worth of properties sales collectively. The organizer, Maxx Media (S) Sdn Bhd, aims for record breaking sales in Miri as well. According to Director Elson Kho, “We are very positive about the property investment scene in Miri. The city has always been vibrant especially with the influx of wealth as the result of the oil and gas industry. Besides, we also aim to attract visitors from the neighbouring country of Brunei.”

For the first time ever, Property Hunter Expo (PH Expo) will be venturing outside of Sabah and will be held in Miri. The event will be held from 18 to 20 October (10:00am to 8:00pm) at the Miri Indoor Stadium. Admission is free.

For the Miri edition, over 25 participants will be showcasing various developments in Malaysia and overseas. Australia Property and Development will be showcasing their C3 Apartment located in Melbourne, Brunswick. C3 is an award winning, state of art apartment that exceeds the requirements of Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD), achieving a 6 Star First Rate thermal scoring. Another much anticipated international property that will be showcased is The Westcom, the latest B2 ramp-up industrial development by Far East Organization from Singapore. Situated in the heart of Tuas Industrial Hub, it provides convenient storage and manufacturing space at the gateway to our neighbours and the Southeast Asia region.

Some up and coming developments from across Malaysia will also be featured including the D’Summit Residences, the new high-rise service apartment developed by Wealthy Growth Sdn. Bhd, a subsidiary of IOI Properties Berhad. It is strategically located at the Kempas-Tebrau growth Corridor in Johor, only minutes away to city attractions and Woodland, Singapore.

For properties in East Malaysia, Homelite Development from Miri will boast its Airport Avenue, a modest apartment building that offers 76 units located at the doorstep of the Miri Airport. The location is convenient as other developments around the area include Merdeka Mall, Mosjaya Shopping Area, the Emart commercial centre and schools.

From Sabah, IJM Properties will highlight two of their developments: Utama Park Residence at Bandar Utama, Sandakan which comprises of 26 units of two-storey bungalows and 54 units of two-storey semi-detached homes, and Sky Mansion in Kota Kinabalu which comprises of 96 units.  


ACT would like to thank Dr. Edwin Bosi, Senior Vet at Companion Animal Clinic, the Animal Welfare Unit (AWU), government agencies who have been so supportive of our efforts, InkByte Media for the sponsorship of banners, Mr Jonathan Chan for his wonderful photography, all our kind sponsors and friends who have been nothing but supportive, our participants and their loyal canines, and the members of the media for supporting our event and cause.

The first annual Dog Walk organised by Animal Concern Team (ACT) was held for the first time in Sabah, in conjunction with World Animal Day, which is celebrated world-wide each year on October 4th.

The aim of this walk is to raise awareness of pet ownership responsibility and to stop animal cruelty and abuse. ACT also hopes to educate the general public of the importance of spaying and neutering their pets to prevent the number of strays increasing. 

All funds collected from this event will be publicly announced on ACT’s official Facebook page ( and website (, and will go towards the TNR of strays, starting with the Kota Kinabalu area. The operations will be done by volunteer vets at our rehab centre, following which the strays will be looked after for a short rehabilitation period before being released back to where they were found. 

ACT's prime objective as an NGO is to Trap, Neuter & Release (TNR) stray dogs and cats in Kota Kinabalu. With the implementation of this TNR programme, ACT hopes to eventually reduce the population of stray dogs and cats in Sabah, as once a stray has been neutered, it will be unable to reproduce, which will result in less and less strays being born onto the streets. Other benefits of the TNR programme would include better temperaments and reduced aggression in strays, decreasing attacks from strays on humans.