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foodpanda Now Available in Ipoh, Malacca, Seremban, Kuching, Miri and Kota Kinabalu!

foodpanda fans outside of KL will be thrilled to know it is now also available in Ipoh, Malacca, Seremban, Kuching, Miri and Kota Kinabalu! To-date, foodpanda has made its mark in over 80 cities in eight countries across Asia Pacific.
“We are pleased to have been able to reach so many more hungry Malaysians in the last 6 months alone. Our mission is to bring convenience and variety to our customers. We look forward to reaching even more Malaysians across new towns and cities in the next few months,” said Sayantan Das, Managing Director, foodpanda Malaysia

foodpanda is part of Delivery Hero which in the first quarter of the year alone, has experienced a revenue growth of 93% (267 euros) year-on-year on a constant currency basis. In the past year, Delivery Hero delivered more than 125 million orders globally, a 55% increase from 2017.

To date, foodpanda has increased its restaurant partners across Malaysia. Customers nationwide can enjoy a wide variety of food from their favourite restaurants including KFC, Pizza Hut, OLD TOWN White Coffee and Gong Cha.

Gong Cha new Chocolate Pearls

Surprise!! Gong Cha will be introducing 3 new yum yum flavours in July with... chocolate flavoured pearls! These new additions will exclusively be available on foodpanda first before they hit the stores. Choose from GC Signature Double Chocolate, Strawberry Smoothie with Chocolate Pearls or Earl Grey Milk Tea with Chocolate Pearls.
Gong Cha Strawberry Smoothie with Chocolate Pearls
Gong Cha Signature Double Chocolate, Strawberry Smoothie with Chocolate Pearls and Earl Grey Milk Tea with Chocolate Pearls

Since foodpanda set foot in Malaysia in the year 2012, the food delivery service has since refined the app to include unique key features like:
  • Minimum order spend at only RM5 per order
  • Lowest delivery fee pegged at RM3 in the Klang Valley and RM2 nationwide
  • Large variety of food cuisines from international chains to local favourites
  • Over 6,000 restaurants available across Malaysia
  • Fast expansion in multiple states nationwide
  • 24/7 delivery service
  • User-friendly app - that enables multiple payment methods, pre-order and reorders features, various filter option, swimlanes and voucher wallet
  • Close to 1,000 deals and discounts monthly including free delivery regularly
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Taiwan, the Next Halal MICE Location

Companies are constantly looking for fresh and exciting places for their MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions) activities and Taiwan is here to become the next MICE leader!
Sponsored by Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) and organised by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), media, suppliers, travel agencies, venues, hotels, city governments and PR agencies gathered at the Meet Taiwan Networking 2019 on 17th June 2019 to discuss some awesome reasons for you to “Jom Taiwan”!
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 (TaiNEX 2)
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 (TaiNEX 2)

Impressive Exhibition and Conference Locations

The Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 (TaiNEX 2) has a 3,600-capacity conference hall and it is the only exhibition hall in Taiwan with a unique sky garden. Other exhibition and conference venues in Taipei include:
  • Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC)
  • Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 (TaiNEX 1)
  • Taipei Expo Park
  • Taipei International Convention Center (TICC)
  • Taipei Fine Arts Museum
  • GIS NTU Convention Center
  • Taipei Marriott Hotel

57 Muslim-friendly Restaurants in Taipei

Taiwan was the 19th most popular destination worth visiting in 2019 (Airbnb) and Malaysians were #1 among the 2.43 million visitors from SEA in 2018! The Global Muslim Travel Index 2019 ranks Taiwan 3rd most popular country for Muslims to visit. Indulge in one of the 57 Muslim-friendly restaurants in Taipei or splurge at one of the 24 Michelin-starred restaurants.

Beautiful Location for Work + Play

Of course, we all love some time off once the work is done. Taiwan is rich in mesmerising natural beauty. Alishan National Scenic Area is one of Taiwan's top attractions and it's easy to see why. If your schedule is a little tight, here are some places to visit in Taipei:
  • Taipei 101
  • Huashan 1914 Creative Park
  • The Red House
  • Shilin Night Market
  • Xinbeitou Hot Spring Area
  • Dadaocheng
  • Maokong Gondola
  • Lungshan Temple
  • Yangmingshan National Park

If you plan your trip right, you may even be able to join the beautiful Lantern Festival!
Lantern Festival in Taipei

Visa-free Services

In addition, the government has established a flexible visa policy for visitors from Southeast
Asia. There are now visa-free services for countries such as Malaysia.
amba Hotels & Resorts Taipei
amba Hotels & Resorts Taipei

Over 600 Hotels in the 5th Safest City in the World

After a long day, rewind at one of the many hotels in Taipei:
  • amba Hotels & Resorts
  • Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Taipei
  • Hotel Valletta
  • Home Hotel

2019 Asia Super Team - Enterprise Star

Enterprises from 8 countries in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia, which are Thailand,
Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan and Korea, are invited to join AST 2019 where the champion team will receive an incentive tour to Taiwan valued at US$50,000!

Online Registration (6/13–8/15) on Asia Super Team Official Website: http://asiasuperteam.meettaiwan.com/

You can find out more about local incentive travel in Taiwan from Lion Travel Service or Welcome Travel Service.
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How to Get a Promotion as a Nurse

Whether you’re just starting out in your nursing career or you’re an experienced healthcare professional, it’s always a good idea to be thinking about the future. Your current role will always be your priority, but there is nothing wrong with making plans or simply researching how you could progress further down the road. The field of nursing is much broader than many people assume and the invaluable skills, knowledge, and personal qualities nurses possess can be applied in a variety of settings. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, there are some simple ways to increase your chances of being promoted to a senior nursing role.

Senior Nursing Roles: The Options

While most (if not all) nurses will start in a healthcare organization or hospital ward caring for patients through specific procedures and processes, this is not necessarily how they will spend their whole career. Nurses in more senior positions can practice medicine to a higher level and may even be able to authorize diagnostic investigation or make referrals. There are also senior roles which involve more managerial responsibility, including staff training, research, policy development, and maintaining the standards of patient care. For an example of a senior nursing role, take a look at this Director of Nursing job overview.

How to Make Promotion More Likely

Excel in Your Current Role
To move on to a role with more responsibility, you need to ensure you are more than competent in your current position. If there are gaps in your knowledge or others around you have superior experience, takes steps to rectify this to ensure you’re amongst the best of your peers.

Network
Networking is one of the most effective ways to develop your professional skills, gain new knowledge, and make vital connections with influential people. When you do meet people with careers you wish to emulate, take the opportunity to ask them about their career path. They may also have information about the career, which may make you rethink your ambition and pursue a new direction. Networking regularly will also make it more likely that you’ll hear of promotion opportunities when they open up.

Continue to Study
A great way to separate yourself from other candidates for promotion is to enhance your resume with further study and qualifications. If you are interested in specializing in a particular area of healthcare, you should make an effort to gain relevant accreditations. There are great benefits to online study which enable you to fit the course around your work schedule.

Maintain Professionalism
Your professionalism and work ethic will be crucial to your career progression chances. Teamwork, collaboration, politeness, reliability, and efficiency are all absolutely necessary when working as a nurse. If you ever find yourself confronted by something you don’t know how to do, always ask for support or advice. This is particularly important if you find yourself feeling anxious or stressed in your job.

Go the Extra Mile
This ties in with professionalism, but you also need to find ways to stand out in the crowd. This could be by taking on extra responsibility, volunteering for extra shifts, asking to observe more advanced procedures, and offering your help to others who are struggling. You will be an asset to the team and top of the list when the opportunity for promotion arises.
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WIN Universal Studios & TGV Beanie Hall Tickets from Jack ‘n Jill Calbee

Movie fans will love the new Jack ‘n Jill Calbee as well as this opportunity to win tickets to Universal Studios Singapore, TGV Beanie Hall Access Vouchers, and exclusive movie premiere tickets!
Jack ‘n Jill Calbee new flavours
Jack ‘n Jill Calbee was recently launched in January 2019 by the Joint Venture between URC Snack Foods Malaysia who is widely known of the “Jack ‘n Jill” mother brand, and “Calbee” – the leading potato chips manufacturer in Japan. The brand-new potato chips are available in Classic Salted, Smokey BBQ and Flamin’ Chilli flavours.

Emmanuel B. Puno, SVP of URC Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore said “2019 is set to be a year for blockbuster flicks. While Malaysia’s young adults constantly seek for quality snack food that offer great flavours, we aspire to be their first choice as a “go-to” snack to complement their screen time. We definitely want our consumers to fully experience the best of our snacks when enjoying a nice film”.

Exclusive superhero movie screening

Join Jack ‘n Jill Calbee for a superhero blockbuster movie premiere night this July!
Date: 4th July 2019
Venue: IMAX TGV One Utama
To redeem a pair of these exclusive movie premiere passes, purchase RM15 and above of JNJ Calbee from their activation booth in Aeon Sunway Pyramid, Aeon Bukit Tinggi, Aeon Bandar Utama or Aeon Metro Prima Kepong. Limited to 12 tickets giveaway per day, on first come first serve basis.

WIN Tickets to Universal Studios Singapore & 200x TGV Beanie Hall Access Vouchers

Jack ‘n Jill Calbee is giving away TGV Beanie Access Vouchers for 2 pax to 200 lucky winners for a treat to an elevated movie experience and even better, the Grand Prize: an all-in travel package to Universal Studio Singapore for two. Consumers stand a chance to win these amazing prizes with every purchase of Jack ‘n Jill Calbee worth RM8 and by just tagging their favourite movie buddy on Jack ‘n Jill Calbee’s Facebook contest post.
Jack ‘n Jill Calbee bringing you to the movies contest
Click HERE to join!

For more information on how to participate in these contests, check out our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JacknJillCalbee.MY/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jacknjillcalbeemy/ for the latest updates.
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Dine & Wine at The BAR°N, Sunway Pyramid

Welcome to the newest The BAR°N at Sunway Pyramid! It offers a unique ambience while serving up a refreshingly distinct experience for diners with signature offerings which include tapas, flame-grilled delectable and an extensive selection of wine.

This is their 6th outlet after Citta Mall, Desa Park City, 1 Mont Kiara, Pavilion KL and Gurney Plaza. It easily stands out with it's elaborate ceiling featuring magical wire mesh animals floating in clouds.
The BAR°N Sunway Puramid
And guess what.. they brought an actual camel to the launch LOL The BAR°N Sunway Pyramid was launched by Barny the Camel, a special guest traversing the Pyramids of Egypt before making a stop at the Pyramids of Sunway.
The BAR°N is located on the ground floor of Sunway Pyramid with large glass windows so sunlight fills the room. However, I sat beside the window and it was very hot.

Ms. Candice Lee, one of The BAR°N’s founders, expressed at the launch, “We’re so glad to formalise the growth of The BAR°N with today’s launch of our outlet right here in Sunway Pyramid. Indeed, our success through the years is due in part to the constant support of our guests, who have been our inspiration throughout the years, for which we are truly grateful. Today’s launch is a testament of that. But we are more than just another dining venue. We’re about creating that WOW experience and developing a culture which ultimately creates that unique offering to our guests,”

“It is our hope that The BAR°N will one day be the natural choice for people when seeking out a place to dine with some good food and drinks, be it for business or pleasure, we created The BAR°N specifically to be a place where anyone can simply chill, hang out or call their own.” Candice continued.
outside The BAR°N Sunway Puramid
The BAR°N Sunway Puramid
The BAR°N's menu is huuuge with a large selection of non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, wine, alcohol, and even food. You could even bring your family here in the daytime as it is family-friendly.

Three bespoke wine cocktails were specially curated by The BAR°N’s resident bartender to be served to the guests at the launch. Inspired by the land of golden sands, these wine cocktails are aptly named The Hump, Cleopatra Dreams, and Sangria from the Pyramids.
Being called a wine bar, The BAR°N offers an extensive list of wines ranging from the classical red and white to sparkling and even dessert wine sourced from all around the world.
There is also a lotttt of food here but I didn't get to taste most of it so I shall share only photos.
Operating every day from 11am to 12am, The BAR°N Sunway Pyramid can be reached for reservation and enquiries at 03 5612 9066 or by contacting Ms. Anna Tatarnikova, The BAR°N’s Restaurant General Manager at anna@thebarn.com.my. Reservations can also be made on The BAR°N website at www.thebarn.com.my
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New Thai Drama Series Coming to dimsum!

In conjunction with its Songkran campaign this month, video streaming service dimsum hosted a special media preview at STREAT Thai restaurant, Bangsar South.

As the video-on-demand service with the largest Thai content offering in Malaysia, dimsum aims to further promote Thai creativity and culture in Malaysia, as part of its Asian content focus. The event is honoured by the presence and speech by Minister Counselor Mr. Amnat Phalapleewan from the Royal Thai Embassy.
Dimsum announced their new Thai content coming from Channel 3, a major Broadcaster in Thailand. The titles included Thong Ake – The Herbal Master, The Cupids, Nakee, Waves of Life, and featured future productions of My Love from Another Star, Prophecy of Love, and My Husband-in-Law.

“We are pleased to conclude a multi-territory and multi-title deal with Channel 3, acquiring 350 hours of their Thai drama series, which comes timely with our Songkran celebration. Our findings show that there is a growing popularity of Thai content in Malaysia and the region, and this new partnership will mark a big expansion in dimsum’s Thai library, attracting more subscribers and retaining dimsum’s position as holding the largest Thai content line up in this region,” said dimsum Chief Marketing Officer, Lam Swee Kim.
Some of the titles to look forward to:

Thong Ake – The Herbal Master

A romantic comedy set during the reign of King Rama 5. As a local doctor, Thong Ake’s grandfather, Thong In, was exiled but he still secretly treats the villagers with his knowledge in herbal medicine. Chaba wants to study traditional Thai medicine with Thong In, and there she meets Thong Ake and secretly falls for him. However, Thong Ake is not interested in Chaba but only has his eyes for Chong Ko.
Cast: Mario Maurer, Kimberley Ann

My Love from Another Star

Adapted from a hit Korean romantic series. Achira, a handsome alien, met and saved Bua. By saving Bua, he was unable to return to his spaceship in time and stranded on Earth for the next 300 years. With only three months left before his long-awaited departure, he meets Fharada, a famous actress who recently moved in next door. Soon, he realizes that Fharada and Bua are the same person, and starts to fall in love with her. Will he choose to return to his planet or stay on Earth with her?
Cast: Barry Nadech, Matt Peeranee

Prophecy of Love

Rosita is a Thai-French girl who can no longer tolerate her French father, so she moves back to Thailand with her mother. There, she was saved by a mysterious old woman who gives her the gift of clairvoyance. One day, she has a vision in which she is madly in love with Teeruth, a hotshot actor who she met previously, but they are always at odds with each other.
Cast: James Jirayu, Ice Preechaya

My Husband-in-Law

When architect Tiarawat gets involved with a woman who is married to the son of a powerful man in society, Tiarawat tries to get away by faking a marriage with Mei. Mei is the daughter of his mother’s friend and was adopted into his family when her mother died. Tiarawat is not interested in her and when he finds out that she secretly loves him, he wants to divorce her. However, he doesn’t know that this will be first and only marriage.
Cast: Mark Prin, Mew Nittha

Nakee

This award-winning series comes with an extraordinary storyline and the highest rating. Kumkaew, a beautiful girl of Baan Dorn Mai has a mysterious birth. Nobody knows that she has supernatural power, including herself. Tossapol, an archaeology student who unexpectedly see the statue of Nakee goddess, was enchanted. He leaves everything for love and to stay beside her, but his love has many obstructions.
Cast: Ken Phupoom, Taew Natapohn

The Cupids

4 years ago, Peem created a matchmaking company, Cupid Hut with 8 beautiful girls in 8 different departments. With them being single, it is hard for the clients to trust them in matchmaking. To save the company, Peems challenges the girls to find a boyfriend before the next Valentine’s and those who succeed will be rewarded with 1 million baht in bonus.
Cast: Toey Jarinporn, Boy Pakorn, Cris Horwang, Panjan Kawin, Namtarn Pichukkana, Ken Phupoom

Waves of Life

Jee is a famous model and actress who is prone to scandals with a succession of men. She yearns for someone who really understands her. Her mother married a rich man who secretly lusts after his stepdaughter. One night, he attempts to sexually assault her, but Jee manages to escape. Being drugged, Jee accidentally crashes into Tewadee, Satit’s fiancée. Tewadee dies and Satit vows revenge on Jee. After that, her life is never the same again.
Cast: Mark Prin, Urassaya Sperbund
Among the cultural activities arranged for this occasion include dessert making of Khanom Chor Muang (Steamed Flower Dumplings) and Khao Neeo Mamuang (Mango Sticky Rice), traditional costume wearing, and traditional rice craft-making.
For more information, visit dimsum.asia, dimsum official Facebook (facebook.com/dimsum.asia) or Instagram (@dimsum.asia).
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NEW Bose Single Branded Store @ 1 Utama

Any Bose fans here?? Noriko Sdn Bhd, a Thakral Group company, announced that it is now an authorised premium reseller for Bose and launched the Bose Single Branded Store, BOSE @ 1 Utama.
The Bose @ 1 Utama is located at Lot S336, 2nd Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Witnessed a throng of Bose fans crowding the store to check out all the audio equipment.
Bose @ 1 Utama
Bose Single Branded Store @ 1 Utama
Bose Single Branded Store in 1 Utama
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Bose. Bose invests heavily in developing next generation audio technology, and their core values resonate well with us. We look forward to combining forces to bring the authentic Bose experience and high-quality sound to customers in Malaysia and the region. Bose’s high standards will also make us better as a company,” said Bikram Singh Thakral, Director of Noriko Sdn Bhd.
Christian Rojas, Market Development Leader from Bose, Southeast Asia & Korea, and Gurmukh Singh, Managing Director from Thakral Group
Christian Rojas, Market Development Leader from Bose, Southeast Asia & Korea, and Gurmukh Singh, Managing Director from Thakral Group, opening the new Bose store in 1 Utama.
Christian Rojas, Market Development Leader from Bose, Southeast Asia & Korea, and Gurmukh Singh, Managing Director from Thakral Group
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth® speaker is convenient to bring out even on hiking or biking trips because it is small and waterproof. Simply attach it to your bike, backpack or cooler with the tear-resistant silicone strap and enjoy.
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth® speaker
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless II headphones - Tried this on at the store and I attest that its noise cancellation is superb! It wasn't even tight but it immediately drowned out everything in the background and I could hardly hear Tania.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless II headphones
Trying Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless II headphones @ 1 Utama
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose Home Speaker 500
SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth® speaker - surprisingly powerful for something so small. Link 2 units for more oomph!
SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth® speaker
Bose Soundsport Free Wireless offers 5 hours of music + 2 case recharges. Comes with "Find my Buds" feature in the app which can be pretty useful considering you wouldn't want to lose your RM949 wireless headphones.
Bose Soundsport Free Wireless
Bose Noise-masking Sleepbuds is rather interesting.. Soft, stable eartips for all-night comfort and soothing sounds built in. Battery lasts for up to 16 hours so they don't die on you right when you're about to fall asleep.
Bose Noise-masking Sleepbuds
Set in a modern and immersive environment, BOSE @ 1 Utama will offer shoppers the opportunity to discover and experience Bose’s complete range of innovative audio solutions. The 916sqft store will also include a ‘Demo Room’ where customers can enjoy the full ‘Bose Experience’.
Interior of Bose Single Branded Store @ 1 Utama
Inside Bose Single Branded Store @ 1 Utama
Got your attention yet? Head on over to 1 Utama to check them out yourself!
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