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Sunday, February 28, 2016

[Fashion] Style It Your Way - 3 Decade old YFS Concept Store revamped to a Korean Streetwear Brand

YFS Concept Store offers this and more
Ever heard of YFS Concept Store? Actually, YFS concept store has been around for more than 3 decades with it's first store in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It has now grown to over 50 outlets nationwide and is one of the leading apparel companies in Malaysia. 

Testing my Calligraphy skills

This year, YFS which stands for Young Fabulous and Stylish, revamped its brand to a Korean Streetwear Concept along with a new tagline 'Style It Your Way'.

Well wishes from the many bloggers and media at the event

To launch this new brand identity, YFS which offers competitively priced fashion clothing celebrated their new stand by throwing a blogger and media party in conjunction with Chinese New Year. 

With fellow blogger Wendy Pua at the giant Lou Sang


To my advantage, the luncheon was held in IOI City Mall in Putrajaya which is a stones throw away from where I reside, yippee!

Mr. Nicholas Chong, CEO and Co-founder of YFS Concept Store

The CEO and Co-founder, Mr. Nicholas himself was there to greet the bloggers and media. In his short and sweet speech he explained that YFS clothes have a very Asian appeal no matter in style or size. He also added that the Korean fashion you find in YFS stores are versatile and cater to both a male and female clientele. 

All the elements of good luck and Mr. Nicholas Chong

Official Picture courtesy of YFS Concept Store. Check out their FB for more

It tasted as beautiful as it looks! Thick salmon slices and dragon fruit  was the highlight for me

Lou Sang by BMS Organic. Official Picture courtesy of YFS Concept Store. Check out their FB for more

Mr. Nicholas' speech was followed by an auspicious Lion Dance performance and special appearance by the Monkey King! All media and guests then gathered around for a huge Lou Sang toss that traditionally signifies abundance of luck & happiness for all. 

This is what my fortune said. Good reminder.


During the event, we were treated to many interesting activities such as My Wishing Tree corner, Instagram Contest, Makeover session, Photo shoot corner & Gift redemption session. I didn't get to have my makeover tho as I spent all my time picking out my outfit for the Photo Shoot Corner :D 

Official Picture courtesy of YFS Concept Store. Check out their FB for more
It was indeed tiring but the scrumptious vegetarian lunch by BMS Organic kept me fueled throughout!

Portion of the women's clothing section at IOI City Mall
3 of my Final ensambles. I had to take a picture to decide.


Our photos were automatically entered in to the “Style It Your Way Fashion Challenge by YFS”, a
Facebook Contest only opened to the invited guests of the event.

Contest ends on 6 March 2016 so you still can vote!

The Top 10 highest LIKES will receive RM100 worth of products and the winner, will walk away with RM300 worth of products.

Do checkout their Facebook page for all the looks and VOTE FOR ME if you think I am worthy. Please vote :) 

What do you think? 


YFS Concept Store surprised the invited media by getting us to choose our own Chinese New Year presents. Each guest got to bring home a set of YFS clothing and a pair of Ad Jeans. Ad Jeans is one of YFS Concept Store's priced apparel as they come in various colours, designs and are stretch to fit & flatter all body sizes.

Some of the accessories available at the store

The store really is a one stop centre as it offers bags and accessories as well as a children's line and if you are stumped for choice, you can always ask their sales personnel.

Casual doesn't have to be lazy
Children's section at IOI City Mall

According to Mr. Nicholas Chong, YFS Concept Store staff are not only well trained personal shoppers but also fashion lovers who are passionate about style & love looking good. They are capable of providing fashion & styling tips to customers.

They have a variety of funky, fashion bags  for every outfit


For more information, please visit YFS Concept Store official webpage at www.yfscorp.com.

You can also become a fan at YFS Concept Store Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/YFSConceptStore/ to get the latest updates and information.

Instagrammers..do checkout and Follow their Instagram 'YFS Concept Store' for contests and such!

This is a bit late but hey! Huat Ah!






Monday, February 15, 2016

[Amusement Park] Sunway Lagoon launches Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon - Come Feel The Fun

Cowabunga! The much anticipated Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon has opened its doors right here in Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia.

Sorry son, you have to be at school while mama goes exploring with Dora

On the 2 of February 2016 (which also happened to be my Birthday), Sunway Lagoon threw a big media launch at the Explorers Trail which saw media and guests alike passing through pineapple columns and intricate carvings as we climbed 'ancient temple steps' to the launch venue, in the heart of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.

Looks like Batu Caves on Thaipusam Day. A huge crowd gathered for the official launch of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon

The launch was graced by guest of honour, Selagor Chief Minister YAB Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali; Sunway Group Founder & Chairman, Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah; Tan Sri Datuk Seri Raman M. Hashim, Sunway Group Deputy Chairman and Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, VIMN Asia.

The Chief Minister of Selangor launching the event with a Bang (of the Gong)

It was definitely a proud moment for Sunway Group as this addition adds another top notch choice to Sunway Lagoon's 5 existing parks , which include it's famed Water Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Interactive Wildlife Park and Lynton V Harris Scream Park.

Dora, Boots, Patrick Star; SpongeBob SquarePants; Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M.Hashim, Deputy Chairman of Sunway Group; Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President & Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia; Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, Chief Minister Of Selangor; Leonardo; Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group; Hannah Yeoh, Subang Jaya Assemblywoman; Elizabeth Wong, Selangor Executive Council; Raphael; Donatello; Michelangelo with the rest of the Sunway Lagoon team after the launch


YAB Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, in his speech said " This park is a fantastic addition to Sunway Lagoon and one that will greatly boost the appeal of Selangor as a tourist  destination". On a lighter note, he added that "My kids were so excited that I was going to see Spongebob and Patrick Star", acknowledging the fact that Nickelodeon characters have Rockstar status among kids (and some of us who grew up watching them).

The official launch was closed with a daytime firework display and the eruption of the Sunway Lagoon Volcano

During the launch we also got to witness the not to be missed Daily Signature Slime Event that happens at the magnificent SpongeBob SquarePants structure and observe fully grown men & women go gaga over the Nickelodeon Characters.

Mi Amigos and I

So if chasing mascots is on your to do list, you may be able to catch the Meet and Greet session by the Lakeside restaurant. The good people of Sunway Lagoon will help you snap a shot with your own device as well as snap a shot with their high end camera. So even if you don't want to pay the RM40 odd dollars for the fancy official pic, you still have your moment captured.

Look who I met at the launch? Datuk Aznil Nawawi :)

The opening of this new park sees an additional 14 attractions suitable for a variety of ages. One can expect an exhilarating experience thanks to interactive play areas which use the latest in reactive technology, a variety of waterslides, retail shops, games & a myriad of food establishments.

Bff and I checking out the Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon map. The place was bigger then expected

Sounds Interesting? Here are the deets.....

The Rides (some of them)

MONSOON 360
Take the Monsoon 360 Challenge if you dare!
Get ready for the MONSOON 360 countdown, 3,2,1!, facing forward, arms crossed, wait in anticipation for the trap door to open below you that will take on a journey into an intense vertical free fall. Challenge each other to a thrilling race reaching speeds of up to 60kph or 0 - 2.5g in under 2 seconds that will leave you breathless.

KUBARANGO
Experience the KUBARANGO where you will be unleashed into a steep drop before it takes you up on a near vertical experience for a moment of weightlessness and backwards into a reversed free-fall before returning you with a splash.


HIPPO VALLEY
Plash and splash about to the sounds of tribal drums

The HIPPO VALLEY is where all rivers flow into a busy waterway where tribes meet to catch a drink and laze until sunset. Watch Hippos swim on the banks and monkeys swinging from trees to trees. Catch the ‘Whopping Splash’ coming your way while you enjoy the serenity of the rainforest. You will hear tribal drums and tribal warriors calling for celebration!


PRIMEVAL
One name 3 games! Checkout all the three slides

The PRIMEVAL is set to take you on a journey of our Lost Lagoon with exciting twists, turns and drops that climbs over trees, hills and into the gullies to experience nature at its best. The 3 unique ride experiences of COBRA CREEK, BOA CONSTRICTOR & CROCODILE GULLY can be enjoyed by all ages.


JUNGLE FURY
Oooh get ready for a family adventure!

The JUNGLE FURY will take you on a over-the-edge ride with your family and friends, experience surprise drops, twisting turns and ending with a wholesome family fun that ensures a happy family always stays together!


The Price
Adults - RM150 (with MyKad RM120)
Children (under 11 yrs old, more then 90cm height) - RM120 (with MyKid RM96)
Senior Citizens - RM120 (with MyKad RM96)

*20% Off online bookings

**You can look out for Tuesday promo at RM50 for selected Tuesdays (12 JAN / 16 FEB1 MAR / 5 APR / 3 MAY / 14 JUNE / 12 JULY / 2 AUG / 6 SEPT / 4 OCT / 1 NOV)

IS it YOUR BIRTHDAY? Get in FREE the whole week, along with a RM10 meal voucher. If you re a Sunway Pals member, get 30% off for up to 4 accompanying guests entering with you as well as a free use of a double tube.

Lockers
The small lockers go for RM22 and the big for RM43. We opted for the big one & put all our stuff in it. The locker key is a bar code that they will stick on your wristband, so to open it you just need to flash it on the scanner. Also you can't bring your camera on most if not all rides (unless you are stealthy ;) shhhh ..however if it spoils u tanggung sendiri la haha). 


Food
There are many restaurants inside but expect to pay at least 300% more. A bottle of coke can cost you RM6.50 whilst 1 plastic cup of thirst quenching fresh watermelon juice would cost you RM10. You are not allowed to bring outside food either so you may want to keep aside a fair amount of cash for spending on food as there is no ATM inside the theme park.  


Opening hours
The parks open from 10.00am to 6.00pm so get there early as there are so many things to do which honestly, you may not be able to cover in one day. Some rides have longer waiting time then others such as the Vuvuzela. We waited at least 45minutes on a weekday!Also, since there are wet and dry rides, plan which parks you want to go first.


Smoking Policy
You CAN'T smoke anywhere you like! But, Sunway Lagoon is very considerate to have many designated Smoking spots.


Others
- There was a lingering smell of feet all over the park and in the showers. I don't think it's my feet. I mean, I don't have smelly feet, like I can vouch for it!
- I actually didn't see any baby rooms.
- Make sure you are over 110cm if you are planning to get on rides :P

Surprise birthday cake from mi amigos at the lush Explorer's Trail area. Did you know you get FREE admission to Sunway Lagoon for a period of 1 week from your birthday? Awesome!

All in all, it was a wonderful event and we enjoyed the theme park. Do let me go if you are going or your experience at the theme park. I would love to know!

What better way to celebrate my Birthday then with my besties at a theme park! Feeling 13 again. FYI, if you go on your birthday your pals get 30% off entrance fees.

For more information log on to their website http://sunwaylagoon.com/.


The train service will send you to and fro from the Lost Lagoon to the Surf Beach entrance. Adios! 

Cheers, and stay tuned for more fun stuff.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

[Fitness] Country Club Fitness FTX Launches Its First Fitness Centre in Malaysia - Bukit Bintang

With the popularity of hashtags such as #bbg #fitness #weightloss and the likes growing everyday, it is no surprise that the demand for fitness centres continue to grow as well. The latest fitness centre to hit Malaysia is Country Club Fitness FTX which just opened its doors here in Bukit Bintang on 3 February 2016. 

Mr Rana Daggubati, Mr Y Varun Reddy, Datuk M. Saravanan, and Mr Y Rajeev Reddy sharing a light moment with the media at the launch

The brand that originates from Hyderabad, India aims to get Malaysians to be fit and healthy, with their unique technology from Australia, and a 45-minute functional training exercise for optimal benefits. To demonstrate this, Rana Daggubati the current sensation and heart throb - of the highly acclaimed Bahubali movie fame was invited to launch the event alongside Datuk M. Saravanan, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Y. Rajeev Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, Country Club Group and Y. Varun Reddy, Chief Operating Officer, Country Club Group. 

Rana, the spokesperson and ambassador of the brand who sported a well-toned body with very defined six packs, delighted over 200 fitness fans who came to meet him at the Country Club Fitness’ 45-minute HIIT workout demonstration at the launch. “I am glad to be here in Malaysia to witness the launch of this fitness centre, as well as to share my workout demonstration with all of you. Maintaining my body figure is part of my job. Because of my time limitations, I am very glad to have discovered this 45-minute functional training, which can give great results while make the most out of my time in the gym,” said the actor voted as #1 Most Desirable Man in 2014 by Hyderabad Times.

During his speech, Mr. Y Rajeev Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, Country Club Group described his first visit outside India which was to Malaysia at the age of 20 as love at first sight! "Malaysia and India historically have shared strong trade relations and similar socio-economic values and cultures. Thus, it gives me great pleasure and happiness to be back in Malaysia! Country Club, today, has over 475,000 members across India and the rest of the world. We are the pioneers in the field of specialty services including holiday destinations, clubbing, social events, health and fitness. Our footprint spans over 50 cities across India and over 25 destinations internationally,” he added.

Datuk M. Saravanan, Mr Rana Daggubati, and Mr Y Varun Reddy were demonstrating the proper workout method during the ceremony.

According to Mr. Reddy, the high level of awareness of the FTX Fitness brand and the excellence that the brand delivers is reflected by industry accolades that they have received such as being one of the 30 brands recognized by Pacesetters in the UAE for achievements, contributions, and excellence in entrepreneurship and named as one of the Top 50 inspiring entrepreneurs by The Economic Times of India.

Mr. Reddy, who is confident that everyone will love the FTX Fitness centre which is strategically located in the city, thanked Datuk Saravanan for gracing the occasion and hopes to forge stronger ties with Malaysia and its government.

So, what can we expect from this gym or rather how does it differentiate itself from the rest? According to Mr. Reddy, Country Club Fitness FTX is the first exclusive functional training studio in  Kuala Lumpur which offers a radically different fitness method to burn high calories, cut fat rapidly, build stamina and endurance, improve body balance, enhance joint mobility, tone your muscles, and to shape a person’s body in an efficient manner. This functional studio is the first of its kind and combines technology with HIIT – Hi Interval Intense Training. 


Country Club Fitness FTX is located at 
4th Floor, Patent House, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Country Club Fitness FTX Contact Number
60 3-2110 3823

Website
www.countryclubmalaysia.com/
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About The Country Club Hospitality and Holidays Limited 
Country Club Hospitality and Holidays is a 25-year-old India-based company operating primarily in the Middle East and in India with presence in Europe and Asia. Listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange, the club currently has over 475,000 members. Country Club owns and operates over 100 properties comprising of clubs, hotels, resorts, and fitness centres. Their unique family membership offers members access to all its hospitality verticals. 

Country Club has its own mobile application, which can be downloaded from the Google play store and the Apple app store - however it is NOT a fitness app.  The app allows users to browse and locate updated Country Club properties and events (Resorts, Hotels, Clubs and Fitness centers) all across the globe.

About Country Club Fitness FTX Sdn Bhd 
Country Club Sdn Bhd was established in 2015 to set up, grow, and manage the Country Club Fitness FTX in Malaysia.