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Malaysia's First 24-Hour Jonetz by Don Don Donki @ Lot 10

Managed to catch a sneak preview of the latest craze in town - the first Jonetz by Don Don Donki in Malaysia! There are sooo many things to see and buy so head down to Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur tomorrow morning at 10am to check it outtt!

As the flagship store in Malaysia, this Don Don Donki will be open 24 hours! However, during this Covid period their operation hours are from 8am-midnight only. Still amazing for midnight snacks though!

Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10
Obviously, the food section is my FAVOURITE! There is a large array of premium quality fresh food at Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia ranging from fresh sashimi, scallops, mentaiko, Halal Japanese wagyu beef, uni, and ready to eat food. Complete your meal with some dango, taiyaki or mille crepe cake for dessert.

And you've probably heard of those super premium grade fruits that cost more than your regular supermarket fruits? You can find those here too!
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 food section
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 Halal wagyu and steak
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 fresh uni and scallop
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 unagi
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 fresh sashimi salmon tuna
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 ready to eat food chuka karage jellyfish
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 snacks dango
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 white taiyaki
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 Japanese Awayuki white strawberry and fruits
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 vegetables for curry rice
Next up: snacks and groceries!
I was in awe at the huge variety of KitKat flavours and snacks here. You can buy instant Ichiran Ramen (pork-free), endless ramen options, walls of furikake, instant miso soup with clams, the amazing Royal Milk Tea, natto, etc.
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 instant ichiran ramen
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 instant ramen noodles
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 instant miso soup with clams
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 royal milk tea
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 natto
There's a really cute sweet potato factory right outside too!
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 sweet potato factory
Apart from allll the food, Don Don Donki Malaysia also has really fun household and kitchen products along with a selection of beauty & skincare products.
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 store
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 beauty products and cosmetics
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 shiba plushie
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 figurines
Who's ready to go shopping at Jonetz by Don Don Donki?? 
Jonetz by Don Don Donki Malaysia Lot 10 shopping
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Best Staycation Singapore Ideas During Circuit Breaker

With the whole COVID-19 pandemic and Singapore's circuit breaker, I know everyone's itching to travel overseas but I say take this time to enjoy what your homeland has to offer safely and you might be surprised to find out your Singapore has plenty to offer. You can still enjoy family time or a romantic weekend in some of these amazing Singapore staycations.

Best part? No advance planning needed; nothing more fun than an impromptu trip where you just pack a bag and leave! Furthermore, it's so near (practically in your neighbourhood) that you don't need to take time off work for this trip. Plus honestly, it's so much more affordable lah. No stress!

Step 1: Choose a staycation approved hotel

Looking for a good hotel for your staycation? You can refer to this page on Traveloka for a list of top-rated staycation Singapore locations.

Marina Bay Sands with a beautiful view of the harbour, city, garden or skyline. There are even family studios big enough to accommodate up to 4 pax. Their rooftop Infinity Pool is phenomenal and is a fair alternative to sunny beaches. Do take note that certain hotels need advanced booking for usage of the shared facilities like the swimming pool and gym!

Staycation Singapore Marina Bay Sands
M Social Singapore: Missing the park? These lovely rooms at M Social Singapore come with your very own balcony/terrace space for you to enjoy a good book with fresh air and sun in your face, safely in your own room.
staycation singapore M Social Singapore
Shangri-La Singapore: Staycation with kids? The Shangri-La Singapore caters to the needs of families with their uniquely themed family suites! Whether your children love the safari, space, castles, or underwater world, they will be able to live their fantasy here!
staycation singapore Shangri-La Singapore themed family suite

Step 2: Making meals fun

Charcuterie board: Grab supplies from your local grocer to build your own charcuterie board! All you need are thin slices of meat and cheese to build the basic board but you can definitely outdo yourself by including fruits, olives, nuts, crackers, honeycomb and anything else you desire. You could even make it into a mini contest to see who makes the better board.

charcuterie board
Indoor picnic: If you're too lazy to assemble your own picnic treats, the Mandarin Orchard Singapore has gone above complimentary breakfasts with their traveloka Exclusive deals where you get a really nice picnic basket with your room! You also get a voucher for an Art Jam session at Arteastiq or the Bring-home Kit for two.
Mandarin Orchard Singapore picnic basket

Step 3: Choose your staycation activity

Paint by Number: I bet this one will be really fun with a bit of wine haha And don't worry if you are not artistic because the canvas already has numbers on it then you just fill in the colours based on the number. You can get these online or at Art Lane Singapore. The 10x15 cm basic ones are below $10 but you can go more advanced up to 40x50cm for below $40.

Paint by numbers staycation activity

Couple card games: Looking for staycation activities for couples? Being away from home, you're removing the daily distractions and taking the time to just focus on your partner. Now's the chance to rekindle the relationship with fun card games!

The Love Language card game consists of 150 questions for couples to ask each other, including topics from Family, Intimacy, Couple, Individual, and Past & Future. They make really fun conversation starters and who knows where it will go from there? Perfect for newlyweds or even couples who have been married for years to really know each other this upcoming Valentine's!

Best Staycation Singapore Ideas During Circuit Breaker-Love language card game

Are you ready for your next holiday? Check out Singapore Rediscovers Vouchers and pick a hotel in beautiful Singapore to book an amazing weekend now!

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BaWangChaJi Launches Christmas Snowy Berry Drinks!

This Christmas is looking tea-riffic at BaWangChaJi with the introduction of their new Snowy Berry seasonal Christmas drink AND great contests where you can win a month's worth of drinks!

BaWangChaJi Christmas Snowy Berry
Priced at RM 18.90, Snowy Berry will be available from 15th December onwards at all outlets in Malaysia. This healthy beverage was also created as part of a collaboration with Signature Market. Now you can enjoy your Jasmine tea with freeze-dried Fruity Strawberry Crunch or Crunchy Nuts Symphony Granola!
BaWangChaJi Christmas Snowy Berry

‘BaWang Christmas Wish Tree’

‘BaWang Christmas Wish Tree’

BaWangChaJi will also be having two giveaways from 15 to 25 December 2020 to add more excitement during this festive season. For the ‘BaWang Christmas Wish Tree’, tea lovers who visit BaWangChaJi’s outlets will be awarded with a customised greeting card to decorate the designated Christmas tree just by purchasing two beverages. Participants will be required to write their Christmas greetings along with their contact details to stand a chance in winning BaWangChaJi’s VIP-Month Card where they are eligible to redeem a free drink each day for a month.

All I Want for Christmas

BaWangChaJi All I Want for Christmas

Apart from the on-ground giveaway campaign, Malaysians are welcome to participate in the ‘All I Want for Christmas’ online giveaway in just three simple steps:

  1. Follow BaWangChaJi on Facebook and Instagram
  2. Comment at the social media post - All I Want for Christmas is Snowy Series + [any product of BaWangChaJi that you wish], do not forget to hashtag #BWCJSnowyChristmas #BaWangChaJiMalaysia.
  3. Next, tag your friends to join the ‘giveaway’ and increase the chance of winning

A winner will be selected each day to enjoy a full set of snowy series including the latest Snowy Berry and one BaWangChaJi’s beverage that they desired the most throughout the 10 days campaign period.

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Mangosteen - A Beauty Brand that Smells like Southeast Asia

We're spoilt for choices this Christmas season when picking presents but why not gift something that will actually change lives from just RM95 a set? And it's a totally win-win situation because you'll be getting (or rather, gifting) some really nice beauty products.

Mangosteen Pamper Holiday Gift Set

Conceptualised in 2013, Mangosteen began with a mission to help address the sustainability of organisations that do important work around the Southeast Asia region but rely on donations or grants to sustain or kick-start their work.

The lifestyle brand with a social mission commits 100% of their profits to help empower the lives of women and children across South East Asia (SEA) through carefully selected non-profit ogranisations.

The brand supports by funding organisations that empower women and children through:

  1. Education, Upskilling and Training
  2. Entrepreneurship and Micro-Financing 
  3. Physical and Mental Health Care
  4. Advocacy and Community Building 

Mangosteen products are the essence of Southeast Asia, with scents and fragrances derived from flowers, fruits and herbs you can find here. These include lychee, goji berry, bamboo and lemongrass!

You can support the cause by grabbing one (or two) of these Mangosteen Holiday Gift Sets. The Refresh Holiday Gift Set (RM95) comes with a Pomegranate Body Lotion, Pomelo Shower Gel, and a luxurious candle of your choice. I do recommend Lychee & Black Tea because that just sounds so delicious!

For more info, visit their website or Instagram!

Mangosteen Refresh Holiday Gift Set

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Triumph Celebrates Christmas with Festive Collection

Oh with Christmas around the corner, we're all getting into the festive spirits. Why not complete the mood with Triumph’s collection of classic and timeless lingerie? They'll also make great presents for your loved one.

Triumph Sculpt Rosanne and Astra Embroidery

The new festive collection has been inspired by the rose and exudes stylish femininity. Created to sculpt and flatter, the Sculpt Rosanne and Astra Embroidery feature smoothing and supportive design features.

Triumph Sculpt Rosanne
Triumph Sculpt Rosanne on model

Sculpt Rosanne

Here's a very sweet looking set with soft rose-patterned lace in a dusty rose colour and even a tiny bling in the center! The Sculpt Rosanne not only looks good but it is also comfortable to wear with its subtle jacquard elastic straps. The inner and outer slings and strong mesh side wings offer excellent support and a smooth finish. The Sculpt Rosanne is available as a wired half cup padded bra or a wired push up butterfly design in Grey and Wild Raspberry with matching hipster briefs.

Triumph Astra Embroidery

Astra Embroidery

If you're more adventurous or you just want to try something fun, the Astra Embroidery is sexy yet sophisticated, inspired by the fullness of roses in bloom. It is available in three timeless colours: classic Black, glamorous Rouge and enchanting Bordeaux. The best-selling padded wired bra creates a flattering, feminine shape and the push up wired bra, with removable Aqua padding, features a seductive plunging neckline. Available with a matching hipster brief.

Sculpt Rosanne and Astra Embroidery will be available in stores from RM279 - RM299 (top) & RM 89.90 - RM99.90 (brief) respectively.

Order online at https://my.triumph.com/pages/sculpt-rosanne

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[Up To 50% Off] Guardian Global Beauty Sale from 26 Countries

With travel restrictions still in place, we're finding other ways to 'travel' and enjoy what other countries have to offer. Apart from eating food from different countries, you can now also buy beauty products from all over the world at Guardian's Global Beauty Sale (GBS)!

The Guardian Global Beauty Sale will run from 3rd Nov to 2 Dec 2020, featuring thousands of trendy beauty products from around the world.

“For example, we have a section for the best beauty products that gives you that beauty radiance from Thailand, that lovely Korea drama look that is so outstanding and the everyday beauty look from Japan dramas, make-up that gives you that classic western

European glam and many, many, more for personal care, hair care, skin care and daily essentials,” said Anna Ng, Retail Marketing Director, Guardian Health And Beauty, Malaysia and Singapore.


Other highlights of the Guardian Global Beauty Sale include:

  • BUY 1 FREE 1 offers for more than 190 personal care products
  • Over 100 Skincare items at RM11
  • Everyday BEST value – over 1,300 daily essential products at reduced prices everyday
  • Get a FREE Bluetooth Smart Digital Weighing scale with a minimum RM220 purchase of any Health Care product in a single receipt (while stocks last)
  • FREE Silicon Kitchen Utensil (3 pcs set) with a minimum spend of RM88 on any Personal Care products in a single receipt
  • A BRAND NEW Honda Civic to be won in the SHOP, WAVE & WIN Contest. Just spend a minimum of RM30 and pay with your MyDebit ATM card, take a photo of your transaction slip, send in your photo and stand a chance to win the Grand Prize of a brand new car.

Start shopping on www.guardian.com.my and follow my Instagram for a giveaway soon!

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Trevo Car Sharing Marketplace: Review & Trevo Promo Code

During our previous trip to Penang, we took the ETS directly there but this time, we decided to take a Trevo instead. What is Trevo? It's basically a car sharing marketplace aka an Airbnb for cars!

Sign up with Trevo code "ISABELLEE"

Get RM50 Trevo credit when:
⭐ You book your first Trevo
⭐ Someone books your car

So we got a nice Honda City to drive all the way up and down. 

Trevo Car Booking Review

Why do I need to get a Trevo when I have a car?

Okay there are a few advantages of getting a shared car here:

  • It is obviously more comfortable to travel long hours in a bigger car
  • Need space to fit all the luggage (I own a small Myvi)
  • You can make pitstops on the way!
  • Can drive around instead of relying on public transport or walking everywhere (us, the previous trip)

Sharing some of the places we went to in Ipoh, Penang and Taiping which we managed to explore just because we booked a Trevo instead of taking the ETS or flying!

Lunch at Ipoh

Otw to Penang we decided to stop first at Ipoh for.. obviously food! By this point we were quite hungry and this shredded chicken noodle soup (kai see hor fun) at Restoran Ipoh Kong Heng really hit the spot.

shredded chicken noodle soup restoran ipoh kong heng
The whole area is quite nice and can take Insta-pics. For example, this is the exterior of the kopitiam we ate at LOL then we walked around and found this nice alley attached to The Happy 8 Retreat Ipoh which also has rooms - the whole place has an elaborate wooden theme going on.

Restoran Ipoh Kong Heng
Happy 8 Retreat Ipoh

Then you can walk around some more to the area around Sekeping Kong Heng Ipoh which features several art installations, some food and bazaar. Of course, not missing out the BookXcess in Kong Heng as well.

sekeping kong heng ipoh
BookXcess Kong Heng Ipoh

Penang - What to do in Penang?

Coffee at Norm Micro Roastery

We're finally on the island! I loved Norm from my previous trip so this time we headed to their newer Norm Micro Roastery. The place is very big and the sunlight coming down from the high ceiling is so perfect for photos!

Address: 13, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Norm Micro Roastery Penang
Norm Micro Roastery Penang

Still full from the noodles earlier so only ordered tiramisu and iced coffee to cool down with.

Norm Micro Roastery Penang Tiramisu
Norm Micro Roastery Penang iced coffee

Breakfast at Cecil Street Market

Apart from the cafes, you should definitely explore the local cuisine when in Penang! One must-have is char koay teow and I highly recommend this duck egg char koay teow at Cecil Street Market. While you're there, the koay teow th'ng and curry laksa are also amazing!!

Address: 40-48, Lebuh Cecil, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Countryside Stables Penang

We drove all the way to the other side of the island for this!! This is an absolute heaven for horse lovers: the place is huge with lots of horses, ponies and donkeys roaming around. You can get close to them, pat them and feed them at ease as they're mostly friendly. You can also pay more for a guided horse ride around the compound.

Address: Lot 10050, Jalan Sungai Burung, Kampung Sungai Burung, 11000 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang

Countryside Stables Penang


Countryside Stables Penang ponies
Countryside Stables Penang horse riding
Countryside Stables Penang 2

Sunset at the Beach

On the way back from the stables, we wanted to drop by Ferringhi beach but stumbled upon this beach near Tropical Spice Garden that was quieter. We ended up watching the sunset there.

Penang beach

Rimba Lab Nursery & Plant Cafe

Here's something that we can't find in KL (yet)! We've been to Jetty35 before but this cafe is new. With Tania's current obsession with plants, we simply HAD to visit this place. The entire shop is literally filled with plants you can sit and have coffee with. The owner is super duper friendly and there's a plant sifu to chat with. If you're having issues with your plant, you can drop it at Rimba Lab's 'plant hospital' too.

Address: (Inside Jetty35) 35, Pengkalan Weld, 10300, George Town, Penang

Rimba Lab plant cafe Penang

Aside from the nursery, it's also a lovely cafe serving drinks and cakes. Can you please look at the setup?? This place is so Insta-worthy from any angle.

Rimba Lab plant cafe Penang tea set
Rimba Lab plant cafe Penang cheesecake

Taiping Lake Gardens

Taiping Lake Gardens

Otw back from Penang to KL, we dropped by Taiping Lake Gardens for a brief walk. In the mornings you can see many people from young to old here exercising, taking photos of birds or simply enjoying the morning air.

🌟Get Your RM50 Trevo Credit!🌟

If you're finding where to book a car for your next trip OR you want to earn by sharing your car, Trevo is a good choice!

Sign up with code "ISABELLEE"

Get RM50 Trevo credit when:
⭐ You book your first Trevo
⭐ Someone books your car

Website: https://trevo.my/

Trevo car sharing marketplace

Trevo car sharing marketplace
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