Feb 24, 2023

Be An Ocean Hero at IPC Shopping Centre’s Ocean Playground

IPC Shopping Centre invites parents and their children to a meaningful, exciting and an educative school holiday adventure with its larger-than-life intricate balloon sculptures themed ‘Ocean Heroes to the Rescue’. This is the largest and first sustainable balloon installation in Malaysia where adult shoppers and young visitors can take a deep dive into endangered marine species, ocean - conservation, and sustainability education.

From now until 5 th March 2023, parents can bring their children to the centre’s Concourse to enjoy and immerse themselves in an Ocean Playground that is made up of 85,000 pieces of biodegradable balloons.

The Ocean Playground consist of beautifully sculptured underwater landscape while featuring five most endangered marine life - Hammerhead Shark (longest balloon animal at 5m long), Orca Whale (tallest balloon animal at 4m high), Hawksbill Sea Turtle, Dugong and Giant Manta Ray. 

This magnificent installation uses 100% biodegradable Qualatex balloons which will be properly disposed at the end to ensure it does not end up in a landfill or the ocean. This is in line with the Centre’s sustainability business core.

IPC Shopping Centre has partnered with 20 world-renowned balloon sculpture artists from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Malaysia to bring this extravagant installation to life. The team was led by Malaysian Balloon Master, Joseph Ho, and Taiwan’s Godfather of Balloons, Ho Kun Leong, who have worked together on multiple occasions, one being their greatest achievement when bagging Gold at the 5 th World Balloon Convention in San Diego, California on 2018.

Ms Karyn Lim, General Manager of IPC Shopping Centre, said, “Malaysia is one of the top plastic ocean polluters and it is not something to be proud of. We need immediate action collectively to take better care of our ocean and marine life. Unlike other destinations, this Ocean Playground is our way of raising awareness on the importance of preserving our ocean for the livelihoods of marine lives and with hopes of cultivating our next generation Ocean Heroes. At IPC, we strive to include green efforts into our everyday business, and we are pleased to be partnering with both balloon masters again for the 5 th time on this creative and sustainable installation. 

This has been also the first sustainable biodegradable balloon installation in Malaysia, and IPC hopes to continue setting the benchmark and being the role model to inspire and encourage more people to embrace an environmental mindset.”

Joseph Ho, Malaysian Balloon Master said “I am excited to be working with IPC again as this marks the 5 th year we’ve partnered together. The pandemic affected all large-scale balloon exhibitions, so I am thrilled to be part of the first and only sustainable balloon installation in Malaysia. I hope more shopping centres in Malaysia will follow suit and be more sustainable in-malls so that together we can create a greater impact on our people and planet together.”

Over two weekends, IPC Shopping Centre will also be hosting educative on-ground activities and complimentary sustainability-driven workshops at Atrium, Level G for children aged 12 years old and below on a first come-first serve basis (priority is given to SmÃ¥ Club members). Listed below are the timing of the activities:

🐙 Balloon Mascot Walkabout (Daily from 1:00pm – 2:00pm)

🦑 Paper Plate Painting Kids Workshop (2:30pm – 3:30pm; Limited to 15 participants per session)

🦞 Storytelling Session by Hong Jie Jie (4:00pm – 4:30pm)

🦀 Balloon Making Kids Workshop (5:00pm – 6.00pm; Limited to 10 participants per session)

Ocean Heroes to The Rescue Perks and Contest

🐋 Exclusive for Små Club members: Redeem a headgear representing an endangered animal of choice at i-Counter (Level G) while stocks last.

🦈 New sign-up for IPC Tack Club Members: Redeem a free set of collapsible lunch boxes at the i- Counter (Level G).

🦭 #IPCOceanHeroes photo contest for Tack Club Members to participate and redeem RM10 Popular vouchers. 

The steps to redeem the vouchers are listed below:

o Visit the ‘Ocean Heroes to the Rescue’ balloon installation and snap a photo(s) with the


o Post the photo(s) on your Instagram or Facebook, tag @IPCShoppingCentre and include the hashtags #IPCOceanHeroes and #FromTheSeaToIPC.

o Present your post and Tack Club membership at i-Counter (Level G) to receive RM10 worth

of Popular vouchers.

For more information on IPC Shopping Centre’s ‘’Ocean Heroes to the Rescue’ campaign, please visit www.ipc.com.my/oceanheroes and follow on Facebook and Instagram for the latest promotions, events and updates.

Feb 23, 2023


BAD LAB officially launched and officially announced their latest endeavour, in the world of motorsports, partnering with BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM, to launch a campaign aptly named ‘MAN-GINEERED FOR POWER’ in a monumental landmark event recently.. 

The initiative was part of BAD LAB’s mission to support local talents thus creating more Malaysian riders that are able to compete in the global stage.


BAD LAB (Brave and Daring Laboratory), a Malaysian brand known internationally with its range of grooming products that are MAN-GINEERED for unconventional men who are

BRAVE AND DARING was seen as the perfect brand to partner with the highly respected BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM – an entity under BOON SIEW HONDA that manages the motorsports section of the giant motor vehicle company that originates from Japan. The announcement was made after months of discussion between parties to determine the objectives of the campaign and sponsorship, exploring possibilities both creatively and commercially.


Lum Chong Heng, BAD LAB’s Commercial Director, explains, “The decision to partner withBOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM is not only a strategic one, but aligns perfectly well withBAD LAB’s mission to empower the youth to be brave and daring in the pursuit of their dreams no matter what field they are involved in
This is indeed one of the most important chapter in the brand story of BAD LAB since it was first introduced to the local and international market in 2014. As a campaign, MAN-GINEERED FOR POWER is part of our strategy to support and develop a new generation of Malaysian riders by providing a platform for them to showcase their skill and learn from some of the best riders in this country”.


As a tease prior to the official announcement of this nationwide campaign, BAD LAB have previously launched a contest for its customers offering limited edition motorbikes as its main prizes. 



At the event, BAD LAB also unveiled the official riders that will represent BAD LAB KC HONDA RACING TEAM. The selection is a true testament to the commitment of BAD LAB to nurture and give-rise to more Malaysian riders that are able to compete internationally in the thriving global motorsports industry.


The riders are:

(i) Muhammad Irfan Haykhal Bin Amidi, 16, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus

(ii) Muhamad Shahzul Naim Bin Razali, 25, Selangor Darul Ehsan

(iii) Adib Hareez Bin Hazwat, 17, Johor Darul Takzim; and

(iv) Muhammad Farish Iqmal Bin Khayrul Elyas, 17, Johor Darul Takzim


According to Zulhelmi Ahmad, Manager of BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM, “We are delighted to have BAD LAB on board as a partner to form this year’s BAD LAB KC HONDA RACING TEAM. Known for its daring marketing initiatives that often tap into current youth trends and/or sub-culture and in the process championing the goals of their audience, BAD LAB in more ways than one, illustrates our core slogan – ‘SEMANGAT IMPIAN’,”


“The four riders selected to carry the torch to race for BAD LAB KC HONDA RACING TEAM are young Malaysians below the age of 25, armed with huge talent and the right winning attitude. To be handpicked by BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM speaks volumes about their credibility and potential to go far in this industry, perhaps to one day emerge as a world champion in their respective categories” he added.


Also revealed at the event are the team’s specially designed official racing suit and motorbikes that will be used by the riders, meticulously designed with accents of black and gold.


The riders of BAD LAB KC HONDA RACING TEAM will be racing for their team for the first time starting from this 25 February 2023 at the upcoming first round of the 30th edition of Petronas Malaysian Cub Prix (2023), which will be held at the Sepang International Circuit race track.

“We have high hopes for this team and our four riders. However, what is more important as a takeaway from this initiative is sending out a positive message to everyone out there, especially the youth, that with hard work, drive and persistence, nothing is impossible. And with
BAD LAB, we can all look and feel fantastic while striving to achieve our various life mission”, says Lum Chong Heng enthusiastically.


Kindly follow BAD LAB on social media via its Instagram at @badlabco, and Facebook at BadLabMY  #Badlab


Kindly follow BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM on social media via its Instagram at @boonsiewhondaracingteam

Feb 21, 2023


In conjunction with the school holidays, Alamanda Shopping Centre (Alamanda) is hosting the VIKids Carnival from 18 February to 12 March. This event promises an array of thrilling activities, fun games and exciting rides for VIKids members.


VIKids members are eligible for a Carnival Pass that enables them to enjoy a host of carnival- themed activities found at the Centre Court. This area will be transformed into a vibrant affair filled with joy, laughter and happy smiles.


The pass offers VIKids a mix of complimentary activities to try out at the carnival such as a carousel ride, kiddie rides, basketball arcade game, fun fair games, as well as face or hand painting.

Apart from that, a day at the carnival would not be complete without some fluffy, mouth-watering cotton candy, which will be available for free.


Each VIKids member is limited to one Carnival Pass redemption per day, while stocks last. The redemption is also limited to a maximum of two VIKids members per family in a day.

Once your child has completed the activities at the carnival, the Carnival Pass will be stamped. The Carnival Pass can then be submitted to the Concierge to get a chance at spinning the Wheel of Prizes.

There are many prizes up for grabs. Your child stands the chance to win prizes such as an art set, soft toys, a Superkidz Day Pass and a cotton candy treat.

Parents, your child also gets a VIKids Reward surprise gift set when you spend at least RM300 in two receipts at any specialty stores. This redemption is limited to one shopper per day, while stocks last.


During the weekends, the VIKids Carnival will crank things up a notch with an array of entertaining performances. Children will be amazed by the line-up that includes acrobatics performance, magic show and a balloon sculpting demonstration by clowns. VIKids get to walk away with colourful balloons creatively sculpted into various animals and objects.

Andrew Brien, CEO of Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd said, “As the go-to family-friendly mall in Putrajaya, Alamanda is poised to engage with the local community in their day-to-day lives. The VIKids Club provides a safe space where little ones can explore and learn while having fun."


Free VIKids membership for a minimum spend of RM50
Do not worry if your child is not a member yet! Non-members can become VIKids with a minimum spend of RM50 in a maximum of two receipts from any specialty stores at Alamanda Shopping Centre.

The VIKids Club provides children with an avenue to indulge in healthy activities while harnessing their creative talents and helping them gain new knowledge. Membership in the VIKids Club is open to children aged 5 to 12 years old. Members of the club stand to receive regular updates on activities held at Alamanda, welcome gifts, birthday treats, promotions, exclusive invitations to activities and mystery gifts.

Alamanda proudly welcomes visitors to a delightful day out at the VIKids Carnival! For enquiries and more information, contact the concierge at 03-8888 8882 or visit www.alamanda.com.my.

Music 2023 - Everything But The Girl - Nothing Left To Lose

Everything But The Girl confirmed details of Fuse, their first new studio album in over 24 years, which will be out on 21st April. 


The first single - and opening cut from the 10-track album - is Nothing Left To Lose, accompanied by a video from director Charlie Di Placido (Kojey Radical, Jungle). Written and produced by Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn over the spring-summer of 2021, Fuse is a modern take on the lustrous electronic soul the band first pioneered in the mid-90s. 

Thorn's affecting and richly-textured voice is once again up front in Watt's glimmering landscape of sub-bass, sharp beats, half-lit synths and empty space, and as before, the result is the sound of a band comfortable with being both sonically contemporary, yet agelessly themselves.

Speaking about the band’s re-emergence and new album, Tracey says: ‘Ironically the finished sound of the new album was the last thing on our mind when we started in March 2021. Of course, we were aware of the pressures of such a long-awaited comeback, so we tried to begin instead in a spirit of open-minded playfulness, uncertain of the direction, receptive to invention'.

The pair recorded in secret at home and in a small riverside studio outside Bath with friend and engineer Bruno Ellingham. For the first two months, the artist name on the album files was simply TREN (Tracey and Ben), and early takes focussed on ambient sound montages and improvised spectral piano loops recorded by Ben on his iPhone at home during his enforced pandemic isolation - ideas which later blossomed into atmospheric tracks such as When You Mess Up and Interior Space.

Yet, as confidence grew, so did the pulse and rhythm of the album, culminating in the writing and programming of later songs, such as the new single Nothing Left To Lose and Caution To The Wind. 

Shot through with alternating hope, desperation and vivid flashbacks, the album's lyrics - sometimes allusive, sometimes richly detailed, capture what it's like to start again.

Ben explains: ‘It was exciting. A natural dynamism developed. We spoke in short-hand, and little looks, and co-wrote instinctively. It became more than the sum of our two selves. It just became Everything But The Girl on its own’.

The duo's renewed studio partnership also led to the new album title. ‘After so much time apart professionally, there was both a friction and a natural spark in the studio when we began’, says Tracey. ‘However much we underplayed it at the start, it was like a fuse had been lit. And it ended in a kind of coalescence, an emotional fusion. It felt very real and alive’.

Everything But The Girl broke through on the UK indie scene in 1982 with a stark jazz-folk cover of Cole Porter's Night and Day. They then released a string of UK gold albums throughout the 80s, experimenting with jazz, guitar pop, orchestral wall-of-sound and drum-machine soul. 

After Watt's near-death experience from a rare auto-immune condition in 1992, the pair returned unbowed with the million-selling ardent folktronica of Amplified Heart in 1994. 

It includes their biggest hit, Missing, after New York DJ-producer Todd Terry’s remix unexpectedly made the leap from heavy club play to global radio success (Number 2 US Hot 100; Number 3 UK Top 40). The sparkling Walking Wounded - emotional songs brimming with ideas from the mid 90s electronic scene - followed in 1996 (Number 4 UK Album Chart). 

Spawning four UK Top 40 hits, the record became the band’s first platinum selling album. After their final show at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2000, the pair chose to quit Everything But The Girl on a high.

The intervening years have of course been anything but empty. From 2007 Tracey released four solo albums, a movie soundtrack for Carol Morley's The Falling, four non-fiction books and wrote extensively for The New Statesman. Ben became an international DJ and remixer, and ran his electronic label Buzzin' Fly for ten years before returning to his singer-songwriter roots with a trilogy of solo albums from 2014-2020.

Everything But The Girl’s new album Fuse will be released on 21st April on Buzzin' Fly Records through Virgin Music Group, except North America, where it is released on Buzzin' Fly Records through Verve. So watch out for it!!!

Album tracklist:

Nothing Left To Lose

Run a Red Light

Caution to the Wind

When You Mess Up

Time and Time Again

No One Knows We’re Dancing



Interior Space


Album credits:

Produced and arranged by Everything But The Girl

Tracey Thorn - lead vocals, backing vocals

Ben Watt - drum and sound programming, piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, backing vocals

Recorded and mixed by Bruno Ellingham at Riverside Studios, Bath

Additional iPhone recordings by Ben Watt | Additional percussion programming on Caution To The Wind, When You Mess Up and No One Knows We're Dancing, and field recording of Druidstone Beach on Interior Space by Bruno Ellingham | Additional drum and synth programming on No One Knows We're Dancing by Ewan Pearson

Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London

Songs published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Artwork by John Gilsenan at iwantdesign.co.uk

Feb 20, 2023

Beautiful and affordable real Gold jewelry from Chiang Heng Jewellery

Most of us are fascinated with gold jewelry…Gold jewelry is after all lovely to wear as a symbol of status… But did you know that are actually many benefits of wearing gold jewelry including spiritual and health benefits.  


Well-being and reduced stress and anxiety are a couple of health benefits. Gold is said to work wonders on the solar plexus and heart chakras. It is believed to bring luck, fertility, and wealth. 

Gold can absorb heat from the body and returns it as a warm feeling. Gold jewelry chosen with care will remain fashionable and provide healing effects for a lifetime. Gold jewelry will also have future financial significance as an investment. A person can sell old gold jewelry to get new items that better reflect their taste and current style. Gold is a fantastic investment because of its beauty, and health advantages.


And we all know anyone can rock a lovely pair of gold earrings. Gold jewelry makes you feel better about yourself and good self-esteem automatically improves mood. This helps alleviate worry and stress.


Scientific study has shown that wearing gold earrings can reduce the friction in your eyes and improve your vision. The nerves in the ear are connected to the eye, therefore wearing a gold earring sharpens your eyesight.

Chiang Heng Jewellery offers a wide variety of yellow, white and rose gold diamonds and gem jewellery at the most affordable proce as well as the CHEAPEST gold prices in town!!!


I personally like Chiang Heng Jewellery’s wide variety of jewellery collections range from exquisite pieces to simple designs and are all crafted to meet the every important moment of one’s life. 


This would be one of my favories… you can actually invite love and good luck linto your life with these pair of heart-shaped abacus earrings, which are symbols of prosperity and quick-thinking money-making strategies… The heart - shaped abacus is a symbol of love, prosperity and quick-thinking money-making strategies. It is feminine and great for use by lady entrepreneurs and female corporate leaders as well as a great benefit to the careers of those involved with the stock market, banks, investments and trading industries.


I was also looking for something for my daughter and I found this cute charm that even came on a rope bracelet…. I thought it was cute and suited her as she liked simple jewellery and yeah I wasn’t disappointed…



The delivery of the product is fast and it comes well packed and with a nice velvet jewellery box as well as a nice paperbag so that it feels like you have shopped in a physical store too!!! Chiang Heng Jewellery is noted in The Malaysia Book of Records as Malaysia Lowest Price Gold Store and offers 7 Days Return And Exchange…


Check out Chiang Heng’s beautiful jewellery here:
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Feb 17, 2023


Malaysian female quartet DOLLA continues to reign as the top local girl group to date. Ever since making their debut during the height of the pandemic, these talented girls have achieved countless milestones in carving their brand.


Recently stealing attention with local powerhouse Naim Daniel through their ballad duet called ‘Mungkin Ini Adalah Lagu Yang Paling Sedih Pernah Aku Buat’, the four ladies re-emerge with another track that is set to make waves.


On January 28 this year, DOLLA livened up the Seen Festival in Kuala Lumpur 2023 with international K-Pop sensational stars namely NCT Dream, WayV, KARD and ALICE.


"We feel very proud to be lined up with great entertainers from South Korea. Being able to share a stage with those big names is a dream that we have longed for since getting into the music industry.


"This opportunity means a lot to us personally as artists who are still trying to establish a name. It's the biggest recognition for our career especially because it's DOLLA's ambition to penetrate the international market again," they said.


Christened LOOK AT THIS, the single which was originally written in English by a Swedish producer has been translated into Malay, specifically with DOLLA fans in mind.


According to one of DOLLA’s members Tabby, the song sings of self-confidence.


“It speaks of self-confidence and not caring about what other people think. The catchy number tells of someone who is confident about being attractive and comfortable in their own skin. In fact, there is a line which sings “kau pandang di sini mata memerhati, (you are looking here, eyes are watching) but I ain't even worried bout that,” says Tabby.


The song writing process took a bit of time since the original version was conjured in English.


“It took us a while as we had to find the suitable words in Malay to fit this kind of melody. We needed the words to live up to the amazing original lyrics which were written in English.


We worked for months with our team along with Cikgu Shafi, and SYA to complete and make the lyrics perfect. For the rap bit, we were assisted by Yonnyboii and ASYRAF NASIR to make the track sound better. Thanks to everyone’s help, the end-product became a success. We are very satisfied with the song and feel that all our hard work has been worthwhile,” she added.


According to Syasya of DOLLA, the song shows a different side of the group.


“The vibe is a tad different from our past hits. In fact, the dance moves lean more towards hiphop. But thanks to the help of Ezra Tham and team from UNC Dance Studio, they managed to guide us through.


As for the music video, we collaborated with Ghazi who took time to listen to our ideas for some difference. We are thankful because it was really easy to work with everyone,” said Syasya.

However, Sabronzo claimed there were some challenges while shooting the music video.


“The first challenge was completing the whole video in one day due to bad weather. The second problem was saving all our energy and staying awake for 28 hours to complete it! Initially we planned the shoot to take up two days but due to the bad weather state, we had to do what we can,” said Sabronzo.


The girls of DOLLA hope that the song will be well-received by everyone including the international market. It truly is something different from what they have shared before.

Yours truly had the chance to listen to it at the #LATParty held at Deep Blue at the FACE Suites and it was an amazing song !!!definitely loving it!!!!


The single LOOK AT THIS can be stream on all digital platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, KKBOX, Deezer and YouTube Music from February 17 at 12 midnight, while the music video can be viewed on the DOLLA YouTube site on February 17 at 9 PM