Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Property Hunter raised RM10,000 for NGO Habitata Human

The 2014 Property Hunter Expo (PH Expo) saw over 15,000 visitors during the three-day event. A total of 200 units were sold which collectively were worth over RM150 million.

Organizer Maxx Media (S) Sdn Bhd made an earlier pledge to donate RM50 for every unit sold to Habitat for Humanity. Through the sales, they managed to raise RM10,000 for the non-governmental organization that helps eliminate poverty housing by building affordable houses for the less fortunate. Apart from this, public donation coupled with donation made by speakers at the expo amounts to RM4605.55. Speakers who donated the money from their book sales are Ahyat Ishak, Chris Tan, Miichael Yeoh, Faizul Ridzuan and Richard Oon.

Its President for Habitat for Humanity Kota Kinabalu mentioned in an interview that he encourages everyone to impact lives and give hope by being a volunteer to build decent homes for the needy. The NGO is in constant need of support from members of the public not just in funds, but also in manpower to build houses.
HFH identifies families in need of financial support and assist them in building new homes or refurbish existing ones. According to its National President Mr Allen Tong, the average funds required for the construction of a house is RM30,000. Qualified beneficiaries will be granted the fund on a loan basis with no interest, and the NGO is also involved in the construction of house to ensure the fund is appropriated.

“We can volunteer in many ways to help build homes, build hopes & build lives. We can help many who are in need of decent housing and it begins with ensuring that they have a proper roof over their heads.” Said Mr Allen Tong.

“Property Hunter is excited to embark on this project in partnership with Habitat For Humanity Kota Kinabalu branch. This will be our key CSR project for the year. We will continue the donation drive in our upcoming expos in Sandakan & Tawau.” Said Property Hunter’s Director Mr Michael Hiew. He added “it has always been our dream to assist the poor by putting a roof over their family, and we are committed to see this project come to realisation.”

Apart from the donation drive, customers who made purchases during the PH Expo were entitled to join the Buy and Win contest. Lucky homebuyer Brenda Esther Sator walked away with a 9D7N round trip for two to Shanghai sponsored by Airworld Travel and Tours.

Visitors who registered at the Expo also had an opportunity to enter the Visit and Win contest. Liaw Jun Yung won himself a brand new iPad mini sponsored by Suria Sabah.

Visitors who registered at the Expo also had an opportunity to enter the Visit and Win contest. Liaw Jun Yung won himself a brand new iPad mini sponsored by Suria Sabah.

The next SHAREDA PH Expo which will take place in Sandakan from 11 to 13 April at the Yu Yuan Secondary School Function Hall. This free to attend event will operate from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily. For more information, visit

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

KK Burger Bakar offers MORE!

Remember the last burger bakar you had in Tanjung Aru? The KK Burger Bakar has made it BIG this year!

Located at the “food city” - 88 Market Place, Kepayan Area, it is easy to track the KK Burger Bakar place. Facing to the busy highway of Jalan Pintas, the signboard is bright enough to catch your eyes in any direction. Otherwise, it is just right beside Austral Cafe.

Today, as we all were checking out this place, they are offering something unique – interesting colourful burger buns. Choose between Rose Red (+ RM1), Green Day (+ RM1), and Charcoal (+ RM2). Or else, you still can choose the normal buns for your burger at no additional cost.

Well, that’s the whole package we get and let’s look deep into each burger.

Classic Titanic 
Beef patty and Beef slices with homemade sauce, salad and tomato

Classic Double Six with Charcoal Bun*
RM14 + RM2*
2 beef patties with homemade sauce, salad and tomato

Classic Salsa Chic with Green Day Bun*
RM10 + RM1*
Egg with homemade sauce, salad and tomato

Classic Lava Gunung Kinabalu with Charcoal Bun*
RM20 + RM2*
3 beef patties with homemade sauce, salad and tomato

Ini kali lah PRA 
This is one of their specialities in the restaurant. A plate of burger patties served without buns! So by looking on the picture that I took, you can see there’s beef patty, chicken patty, salad, fries, and completed with homemade sauce.

 Take a mouthful of these succulent burgers and taste their patty because everybody can be watching you! The restaurant is always full and the line at the counter can be long in queue too! Take away aka tapao is available here. So share some love to your friends and family back home.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

REDUCE: Adopt Biodegradables; Take away responsibly!

Let us celebrate EARTH MONTH 2014 in this MARCH!

Keep our oceans beautiful by reducing waste and adopting bio-degradables. Take away responsibly by bringing your own container or use biodegradable packaging. This year’s Earth Month 2014 Beautiful Ocean campaign, brought to you exclusively by The Estee Lauder Companies, Mid Valley Megamall, HSBC Bank Malaysia & Shark Savers is held at South Court, Ground Floor at Mid Valley Megamall from 19-30 March.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Embrace failure

Embrace failure. Life doesn't come with an instruction manual. Who have not failed before? I do. Everybody does.

Think about what I have encountered back in the days when I was in Kuala Lumpur pursuing my studies in Quantity Surveying, it is not what I have planned to do, but I just go with the flow saying that ‘I can do it’. Definitely, I still can manage the first and second year, but when it comes to the third year, I am doomed. Frankly speaking, I never learn Additional Mathematics in my secondary, but I learnt when I was taking my Diploma. Good news, I passed my finals even though it’s difficult for me to learn Add Math in Diploma level.

Somehow, things started to change. I started to fail a lot of my subjects, including the one that I was the Top 3 in the class in the Building Services subject. Oh Lord, that is unbelievable unacceptable. And I do remember, I was teaching my classmate on the same subject and for all the subjects that I am good in but guess what, I failed and they passed. When I received a phone call from them asking me “What do you get for your finals?” and I answered sadly, “I have failed Building Services”. And, this is what I get in return, “You didn’t study enough”. Well, this I will not forget.

How’s life in Kuala Lumpur? You got to be tough, strong, independent, and all those positive and encouraging words you can think of right now. Back in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is like a new life for me but I handle it positively. My parents gave me a choice of 3, either I should continue my studies to be a Singer, Musician, or study Tourism. Well, you guessed it right. I chose tourism and the reason is I love Sabah and I want the best for Sabah. If I have chosen Singing or Musical, I will not be staying in Sabah and for me, singing and playing musical instruments can be learnt slowly, which I did.

Now, look what failure did to me. It doesn’t mean that I am successful now. I will still continue to learn new things, listen to the people around me and continue take new experiences in life! I like true stories and real experiences. So, don’t stop when you fail. Stand up tall, look forward, and explore yourself again. Take up the challenge!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Partygoers had 'March More Fun' at the Guinness St Patrick's 2014

The countdown to the official St Patrick's Day was truly a spectacular one as Guiness had a roving party in different popular drinkeries around the city including those in the KK Waterfront, Warisan Square, Metro Town and KK Times Square. Participating outlets include Cock & Bull Bistro, Shamrock Irish Pub, Novus Karaoke, BarTzar, Oyster Bar, Hot Rod, Bull Dog, Jarrod & Rawlins, and Mr. Ho's Fine Foods.

During the roving parties, guests were able to participate in various activities as the crowd enjoyed the ambience and delicious food and GUINNESS® on offer, the talented performers enthralled the enthusiastic crowds with something to suit all tastes.

So mark your calendar and remember these places!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Nahm Takes Top Honours at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards in Singapore

Nahm Restaurant in Bangkok has secured the No.1 spot at the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 awards in Singapore, earning the title of The S. Pellegrino Asia's Best Restaurant. Opened in 2010, it is also named The S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Thailand.

Now in its second year, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna and organised by William Reed Business Media, announced the 2014 winners at an awards ceremony at Capella Hotel, Singapore.

China leads Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 with 16 establishments, followed by Japan and Singapore landing 10 and eight restaurants respectively. The 2014 list welcomes 10 new entries, including first-time representation from restaurants in Korea (Jungsik, No.20), and Taiwan (Le Moût, No.24).

Individual Country Awards:
Amber (No.4) in Hong Kong earns the title of The S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in China.

Last year's winner Narisawa (No.2) takes the title of The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Japan. Japan boasts three new entries, namely L'Effervescence (No.25), Sukiyabashi Jiro (No.38) and Sawada (No.41).

Restaurant André (No.6) is named The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Singapore for the second consecutive year.  Chef-owner André Chiang also picks up the respected Chefs' Choice Award, voted for by his peers on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list. Singapore's eight entries includes the new addition of Tippling Club at No. 23.

India is well represented on the list with six entries. Leading the contingent, Bukhara (No.27) takes the title of The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in India.

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants also awards Nihonbashi in Colombo (No.44) The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka and Sarong in Bali (No.47) The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Indonesia. 

The winners' circle also includes Ivan Li of Family Li Imperial Cuisine in Shanghai (No.46), who is the worthy recipient of The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award. Chef Lanshu Chen of Le Moût in Taiwan has double reason to celebrate: aside from Le Moût entering the list at No.24 and securing the title of The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Taiwan, Lanshu is named Veuve Clicquot Asia's Best Female Chef.

Other award winners announced include:
Asia's Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by Cacao Barry: Janice Wong
For a second consecutive year, Janice Wong, owner-chef of 2am: dessert bar in Singapore, is the recipient of this prestigious award. 

Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by LesConcierges: Jungsik
Entering Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list at No.20, the Seoul restaurant earns the Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Les Concierges, as well as The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Korea.

One To Watch, sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro: Tenku RyuGin
Located in Hong Kong, making its debut on the list at No.50, the first satellite restaurant of RyuGin Japan continues chef Seiji Yamamoto's tradition of serving time-honoured Japanese dishes with a hearty dose of modern style.

Highest Climber Award, sponsored by Zacapa Rum: Fook Lam Moon
A Hong Kong institution, the family-run Fook Lam Moon rose 29 places, from No.48 in 2013 to its current standing at No.19.

William Drew, Group Editor of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, said: "Asia's 50 Best Restaurantscontinues to evolve and grow, as evidenced by the addition of 10 new restaurants to the list. These new entries highlight the creativity, variety and sophistication of Asia's ever-changing culinary scene."

The full list of award winners is available at

Sutera Harbour Resort Wins BIG

Sutera Harbour Resort was honoured with a series of awards including the Best Lifestyle Living Experience Award for Kinabalu Park, Sutera Sanctuary Lodges during the HOSPITALITY ASIA PLATINUM AWARDS 2013 – 2015 (MALAYSIA SERIES) held at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya recently.

The Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) recognizes and rewards the crème de la crème of the hospitality in 35 different categories, and is dedicated in recognizing and rewarding individuals as well as establishments who have shown the drive, dedication and passion for the hospitality industry.

Sutera Harbour Resort was nominated in 14 categories and walked away with 9 awards.

 From Left - Mr Ravi Kathiravelu, General Manager of The Magellan Sutera Resort, Mr Sudesh Sharma, Director of F&B of The Magellan Sutera Resort, Mr Rehman Shariff, Front Office Manager of The Magellan Sutera Resort, Ms Kueh Lian See, Executive Assistant Manager, The Magellan Sutera Resort, Mr Howie Roberts, General Manager of Sutera Harbour Marina Golf & Country Club, Ms Christina Lam, Senior Sales Manager of Sutera Sanctuary Lodges, Ms Sigrid Stelling, General Manager of The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Mr Ramsabri Wahed, Concierge Supervisor of The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Mr Ravi Shanker, Director of F&B The Pacific Sutera Hotel and Mr Nicolas Reschke, Group Director of Sales & Marketing of Sutera Habrour Resort.

HAPA Best Lifestyle Living Experience
• Kinabalu Park, Sutera Santuary Lodges

HAPA Flavours Of The West (Hotels/Resorts/Independent)
Best 5
• Ferdinand’s at The Magellan Sutera Resort

HAPA Flavours of Asia (Hotels/Resorts)
Best 5
• Spice Island at Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club

HAPA Concierge Excellence
Best 10
• The Pacific Sutera Hotel

HAPA Front Office Excellence
Best 10
• The Magellan Sutera Resort

HAPA 5-Star Resort – Exceptional Experience
Best 10
• The Magellan Sutera Resort

HAPA Restaurant of the year – Dining Experience (Hotels/Resorts)
Best 10
• Ferdinand’s at The Magellan Sutera Resort
• Spice Island at Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club

HAPA Resort of the Year – Best Discovery
Best 10

• The Magellan Sutera Resort

To know more about Sutera Harbour, visit website at