Nov 30, 2022

Having the joyous time of your life at Suria KLCC’s Santa Workshop

Suria KLCC is transformed into the fabled “Santa’s Workshop” where Santa Claus and his elves are said to craft toys and presents to be given out during Christmas.

Throughout Suria KLCC’s Christmas campaign, the hub of Santa’s amazing toy workshop can be found at the mall’s Centre Court until 25 December 2022. Here, you will be greeted with the sights and sounds befitting a season of joy and merriment. Watch as Santa is assisted by his hard-working elves and mechanical arms in packing presents at the toy-making carousel. A whimsical clock tower also bursts into life every hour, with festive music featuring adorable elves and nutcrackers in synchronised movements.

This is also where Santa goes through his naughty or nice list. Shoppers will be able to submit their names on an interactive screen and find out if they made it into Santa’s naughty or nice list to receive a surprise gift! This surprise gift is limited to the first 100 shoppers per day.

Shoppers are bound to have a wonder-filled Christmas shopping experience at Suria KLCC. A Christmas Card Corner invites shoppers to send the season’s greetings to loved ones with Suria KLCC’s Christmas Cards. 

Children, on the other hand, will be excited to experience the Santa’s Workshop Alive! feature. Here, they can colour their favourite Christmas characters, scan them and watch them come to life on-screen. During the weekends, shoppers can also meet Santa Claus and children will receive a lollipop from him!

Photo opportunities galore with plenty of festive backdrops to capture the mood of the season. Ramlee Mall at Level 1 features a small-scale Santa’s Workshop, while the Ampang and Ramlee Mall entrances feature counters and shelves where the toys and presents are stored. Meanwhile, Santa’s sleigh can be found stationed at the Park Mall entrance, poised to deliver gifts. There is also a Festive Photobooth where shoppers can embody memories with loved ones with complimentary photo print-outs together with e-copies for social media uploads.

The iconic tallest Christmas tree in Malaysia — standing at a whopping 100 feet tall — returns to The Esplanade to greet visitors in all its grandeur. Not only is it brilliantly lit up and adorned with baubles and ornaments, but it also features an abundance of presents on conveyor belts at its base — an extension of the Santa’s Workshop theme. This creates a more Instagrammable moment for visitors.

A Christmas shopping experience would not be complete without shoppers receiving Christmas rewards. Shoppers who spend RM1,500 and above in two receipts at any specialty stores from 25 November to 18 December 2022 will receive a RM100 Suria KLCC (SKLCC) e-Voucher via the Shoppers’ Rewards Programme. Meanwhile, those who spend RM3,000 and above in two receipts at any specialty stores will receive a Pandora bracelet set worth RM600.

“With these rewards in place, we hope that they will help our retailers make the best out of this joyous season as we wrap up the calendar year on a high note,” said Andrew Brien, CEO of Suria KLCC.

Brien added, “Christmas has always been a special time for us at Suria KLCC as no expense is spared in creating an uplifting festive atmosphere for shoppers. However, we also take careful consideration in maintaining safe spaces where people can come together with peace of mind to welcome the year-end festivities.

“At the end of the day, Christmas is so much more than amazing décor and stunning displays — it’s about getting together with loved ones. After making it through the last few turbulent years, we have much to celebrate and be happy for.”

In an ongoing initiative of the Mental Health Awareness programme, Suria KLCC has pledged to support the Green Ribbon Group through monetary sales of the Suria Ribbon Pin. The ribbon pin can be purchased from the Concierge at RM10 per pin.

Avenue K's having a "Blooming Christmas"

This holiday season, Avenue K Shopping Mall takes things up a notch with the unveiling of a spectacular rose-filled, 30-foot Christmas tree in line with the theme of ‘Blooming Christmas’. 

Be enchanted by this breathtaking view of stunning blooms from 18th November to 25th December 2022 as Avenue K glistens with the beauty and radiance of roses under the warm glow of Christmas lights.

Inspired by the glamorous and stylish Christmas festivities in cosmopolitan cities such as New York and London, the gigantic Christmas tree towers over the Atrium decked from head to toe in beautiful blooming roses, giant baubles, mesmerising poinsettias, and twinkling lights. 

The stunning sight makes Avenue K the perfect destination for an Instagram-worthy holiday picture.

Don’t miss the Broadway Academy in action and many more exciting live music and dance shows including the Christmas Acapella Performance, Christmas Fairy Forest Dance, and Christmas Carolling Performance. Santa and Santarina will also delight both the young and old as they engage on a walkabout that includes selfies, wefies, and candy giveaways.

Shop more to win more as Avenue K rewards its top spenders with attractive prizes including a Grand Prize of a Leica camera worth RM6,000 while premium luggage bags await the First, Second, and Third Prize winners. For a sure win, spin Avenue K’s Wheel of Joy and redeem either a gift voucher or a mystery gift! To qualify for one spin, just spend RM350 and above (RM300 and above for AK Neighbours card members) in a maximum of two combined receipts.

Be one of the early birds to enjoy RM5 off two AirAsia rides (valid for the first 1,000 rides) with the promo code AVENUEKRIDE when you travel to and from Avenue K to do your holiday shopping. 

Once you’ve picked out the perfect present, redeem our complimentary gift-wrapping service with every RM100 spent in a single receipt. Nothing says Christmas like festive wrappers and glittery ribbons.

As part of its mission to improve the quality of life and make a positive impact in the neighbourhood communities, Avenue K will sponsor the grocery needs of orphans from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Mary in Kuala Lumpur. In the spirit of gifting, Avenue K in collaboration with Max Fashion and Pizza Hut will also plan a special treat for the children to enjoy dinner and go home with new apparels to greet the holiday season.

This year, come celebrate an extravagant Christmas and a magical shopping experience, only at Avenue K Shopping Mall.


Starbucks will be launching a collaboration with EMILY IN PARIS to bring a trendy, eye-catching line of daily essentials to Starbucks® stores in Malaysia this December!!! Yours truly was blessed to get to check it out at the new Starbucks cafe in Bamboo Hills along with Starbucks latest seasonal cakes and drinks...

In conjunction with the collection, Starbucks Malaysia is also launching a contest which will see one of its customers win a flight and accommodation package to Paris, France. Isn’t that just so exciting!!! I want that chance to go to Paris as it has been many years since I went there! 

And that is not all!!! In addition to the grand prize, Starbucks Malaysia will also be offering other travel packages for its second and third-prize winners, as well as preloaded Starbucks cards or Starbucks merchandise for more than 100 winners.

To participate in the Starbucks ‘Fly Me to Paris’ Contest, customers need only purchase from the Emily in Paris + Starbucks® collectible line between 6th December 2022 to 2nd January 2023. 

They can then either scan the QR code in-store to download the contest form, or visit and follow the instructions to upload their receipt. 

For registered Starbucks Rewards members, if they purchase the collection with their Starbucks Rewards card, they are given double entries for each purchase. All participants must also answer various questions throughout the month-long campaign for a chance to be in the running to win.

“We are so excited to be able to offer this contest to our customers, especially now that the international borders have reopened. At Starbucks, we have always been committed to pushing our own boundaries, and aside from providing quality coffee that is accessible to all, we also aim to provide a unique retail experience for our customers,” said Dato’ Sydney Quays, Group CEO of Berjaya Food Berhad and managing director of Starbucks Malaysia & Brunei.

“The ‘Fly Me to Paris’ contest captures the same desire to live boldly and leave a positive legacy as the main character of EMILY IN PARIS, and we hope that the message will resonate to all our customers across Malaysia.”

The Grand Prize of the Starbucks ‘Fly Me to Paris’ will include a seven days and four nights travel package with accommodation included for two people, including a RM500 preloaded Starbucks Card. 

For the second prize, they will receive three days two nights stay at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, including return flights for two, and a RM400 preloaded Starbucks Card. 

For the third-prize winner, they will get a three days and two nights stay at Berjaya Langkawi Resort for two and a RM300 preloaded Starbucks Card.

In addition to the top three prizes, Starbucks Malaysia is also offering prizes for those who placed fourth to eighth in the drawings, which will include RM200 preloaded Starbucks Card together with Starbucks Merchandise worth RM500. 

There will also be 100 consolation prizes awarded out for those who place ninth and over, in which they will receive Starbucks merchandise worth RM100 each. 

The draw of the top eight prizes, including the Grand Prize, will be picked in front of a live audience early next year.

Inspired by the hit Netflix series set in Paris, the Emily in Paris + Starbucks® collectible line features drinkware and lifestyle accessories embodying a mix of Emily’s fun personal style and the effortless Parisian way of life. 

Featuring the characteristic heart-shaped Eiffel Tower charm and bold shades of pink and vibrant floral prints that are typically Emily, along with quintessentially Parisian illustrations of peonies, the collection celebrates Emily’s strong sense of optimism and desire for adventure.

“Starbucks is thrilled to partner with Paramount Consumer Products in bringing the bold and playful Emily in Paris + Starbucks® merchandise collection to the fans of the series and Starbucks in Asia,” said Erin Silvoy, vice president, Product and Marketing, Starbucks Asia Pacific. 

“We hope the collection will play a role in inspiring people to enjoy and celebrate their lifestyle to the fullest, just like the energetic and stylish Emily in the series.”

Says Darren Star, creator of Emily in Paris, “I am thrilled with this partnership with Starbucks, a brand synonymous with a global lifestyle so many of us around the world have embraced. And the timing for this launch is simply perfect as we go into yet another season of adventures with Emily and her friends.”

As the show returns for its third season on December 21st, the Emily in Paris + Starbucks® collection is the perfect holiday gift for fans of the show as they enjoy their everyday life in chic ‘Emily in Paris’ fashion.

The limited-edition collaboration will be available beginning December 6th at all Starbucks® stores across Malyasia, including Brunei. However, only the merchandise purchased at stores in Malaysia will be valid to enter the contest. So what are you waiting for!!!! Go get one of those adorable merchandise now and get in the running for these amazing prizes !!!

Nov 29, 2022

IC-CFS Project Showcase at KLCC Convention Centre

The “Improving Connectivity in the Central Forest Spine Landscape” (IC-CFS) project was designed to assist the Malaysian Government in addressing the fragmentation of the Central Forest Spine in Peninsular Malaysia, with conserving the CFS areas which have high megadiversity of species, including the only remaining population of Malayan tigers….

The project was endorsed in 2014 and to date, remains highly relevant and represents important opportunities of cross-dissemination to inform the Government of Malaysia’s (GoM) flagship Central Forest Spine initiative as well as Malaysia’s commitment in international convention specifically the Convention on Biological Diversity to maintain at least 50% of forest and tree cover in perpetuity.

Every project has its ups and downs and IC-CFS is no exception. The project got off on a slow start and experienced a mix of implementation challenges including the Covid pandemic. 

Nonetheless, the project made several adjustments and put in place effective-adaptive management plans, showcasing its versatility and adaptability to weather the storms which enabled the project to receive its final project continuation until December 2023.

As the project steps on the pedal to cross the finishing line by end of 2023, it is evident from today’s showcase that the project is making a concerted effort to document its key achievements and transfer of knowledge to all agencies.

The IC-CFS project has been made successful thanks to the support of all agencies such as the Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia (JPSM), Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Semenanjung Malaysia (PERHILITAN), Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia (FRIM), Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri (JPN) Perak, Pahang and Johor as well as NGO such as World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF), Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Pelindung Alam Malaysia (PELINDUNG), Malaysian Rainforest Station (MRS) and Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tiger (MyCAT)…

Like it or not, we are in an unprecedented moment in the history of our planet, with warning signs flashing red. However, we have the choice to unlock policies, capacities and finances for the social, economic, and environmental transformations needed to rebalance our social and planetary systems, so that humans, nature and the planet may thrive together.

Sustainability must be the key focus. And as we are gearing towards the Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 next month, member states will discuss the post-2020 Biodiversity Framework – a new set of global biodiversity targets to put a stop to the loss of biodiversity and ecosystems.

UNDP -United Nations Development Program is committed to assist the Government of Malaysia in addressing the global crisis through early implementations of post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - Early Action Support funds by GEF and the spin off project ‘Building Institutional Capacities to Reduce the Poaching and Trafficking of Iconic Wildlife and Wildlife Products in Malaysia’ in collaboration with KeTSA.

UNDP stands ready to walk this journey with you as we make this ambitious commitments and targets happen, building forward a better, greener and fairer future for Malaysia and the world.

Malaysia has been identified as one of the 17 megadiverse countries that have 70 percent of the known species in the world. Biodiversity is a valuable natural asset of the country in maintaining the natural environment as well as life-support systems in various sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, medicine and tourism.

Currently, Malaysia’s forest cover is 18.28 million hectares or 55.3 percent of its total land area. The government will continued their commitment to keep the 1992 Earth Summit Pledge which is to maintain at least 50 percent forest and tree cover in Malaysia. Today, three decades later, Malaysia has not reneged on that pledge….

Nov 28, 2022

Celebrating a ‘Season of Wonder’ at Pavilion KL

Oh gosh, as a fan of  The Walt Disney Company, I am so excited that it is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is giving their shoppers the opportunity  to be the first in Southeast Asia to experience ‘Disney 100 Years of Wonder’.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s Centre Court has been transformed into an enchanting village of ‘Season of Wonder’ from now until 26 December 2022. 

The festivities include Parkson’s ‘Disney 100 Years of Wonder’ retail pop-up at the Centre Court, where shoppers will also be treated to an exclusive first look at Disney100 merchandise. 

In addition,, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia’s flagship e-commerce destination, will also curate a special pop-up for the first time. 

Besides a showcase of Disney collectibles and merchandise, 12 Limited Edition Doll designs such as Jasmine, Snow White, Tiana and more will be featured. 

Don't miss out on the chance to meet some very special Disney friends including Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck!!!

Shoppers can hop aboard the Disney100 Express, a life-size train installation to embark on a wondrous experience featuring Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars films and animations. 

Travel through the ages in each carriage – from Mickey Mouse’s first appearance in Steamboat Willie released in 1928, to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney’s first feature-length animated film. 

Friends and families can also come together to celebrate their love of The Walt Disney Company entertainment with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, sing “Hakuna Matata” with the motion picture The Lion King, or imagine getting transported to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars and The Mandalorian series.

 In one carriage, fans can fall into the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland to sing The Unbirthday Song, which comes fully furnished with’s Mad Tea Party themed dining and drinkware. While in another, set off on an adventure To Infinity and Beyond inside the Toy Story carriage designed as Andy’s room decked out with all of Andy’s replica toys.  
The ‘Season of Wonder’ campaign was jointly launched by Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and The Walt Disney Company.

At the main entrance, shoppers can also admire the Chanel No. 5 Holiday campaign, one of seven magnificent installations around the world, featuring a spectacular culmination of gorgeous design and interactive elements for shoppers to enjoy. Santa Claus will also be dropping in for kids to share their wishes.     

Shoppers can experience fantastic shopping, entertainment, and dining at Pavilion KL with the opening of several new brands, such as coffee houses HWC Coffee and Kenangan Coffee and the revamped Sacoor Brothers store, and can catch the latest flicks, such as Disney’s upcoming film Avatar: The Way of Water, at Dadi Cinema on December 15.

Pavilion Privileges Members can pick up complimentary Dadi Cinema movie passes when they spend RM300 and above (RM500 and above for non-members) in a single receipt, while shoppers spending RM800 and above (RM1,500 and above for non-members) can redeem premium Dadi Cinema Star+ Passes. 

Maybank cardholders who spend RM1,000 and above can walk away with a Disney Double Wall Glass and Stirrer, while those spending RM2,000 and above can take home a Disney PVC Tote Bag, or those who spend RM5,000 and above can roll home a Disney Cabin Size Luggage.

For more information on ‘Season of Wonder’ activities and promotions, visit or check for real-time updates via Facebook, Instagram, or contact Pavilion KL’s Concierge at 03 2118 8833.