Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wellness Journey returns for its second year


Kota Kinabalu, 23 July 2012 – It's all too simple to forget about one's health in this hectic workaday world. Kota Kinabalu may well be a laid back town filled with various relaxing diversions, but the daily wear and tear of work, traffic and periods of stress can still take their toll on the average person. It is ultimately still essential to safeguard personal health, wellness and happiness above all else.

This is the entire basis of Wellness Journey 2012 (WJ), an exhibition that intends to bring the very best of health and wellness to Kota Kinabalu. Jointly organised by Maxx Media Sdn. Bhd. and the Sabah Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals Association (SWEPA), the exhibition is slated to run on 24 and 25 November 2012 at the Sabah Trade Centre in Likas.

The second edition of this event intends to build on the features introduced during its debut in 2011, which included an Exhibition Gallery, a Wellness Conference and a series of Enriching Workshops. SWEPA itself is an organisation of businesswomen and female executives who acknowledge the importance of keeping fit and healthy as well as the necessity of minimising stress, concepts which have led the association to co-organise the Wellness Journey for a second year running.

The Exhibition Gallery will feature several participating vendors and exhibitors who specialise in offering products and services relevant to the beauty and health industries. Arranged into zones depending on their products, visitors will be able to browse booths showcasing items in the Spa, Health, Beauty, and Academy categories. The four zones will offer a wide variety of products and services, including organic food, health supplements, fitness classes, cosmetics, spa treatments, and much more.

A unique feature of the gallery is its structure and the design the exhibition hall itself, which ensures that visitors will only be able to move in a single direction from the entrance all the way to the exit. This one-way flow ensures that guests will be able to experience basically everything that the exhibition offers. This path also literally reflects the event's name, as every visitor to the exhibition will be going on their own personal wellness journey. 

A new highlight for WJ's second edition is the Wellness Garden, a central gathering area that will allow visitors to rest and recuperate. Designed to look like a lush, verdant garden, it will also serve as a small stage area, with attractions such as a regular Lucky Draw as well as a Buy and Win contest, which rewards visitors who make purchases of various products and services at the exhibition. The Wellness Garden will also be a venue for a number of special events, designed to give guests a glimpse into the world of health and wellness through a handful of exhilarating activities.

This year's WJ sees the return of the Wellness Conference, a full-day forum centred on presenting information and talks delivered by a number of prominent players in the beauty, health and wellness industries. For RM400, visitors will be exposed to two invigorating days of unique learning experiences. Nourishing refreshments will also be served throughout the conference, which will be able to accommodate up to 400 participants.

Guests who wish to participate in a smaller, but no less interesting version of the Wellness Conference may consider joining the event's various Enriching Workshops. Also conducted by leading experts in the field, these free workshops will teach attendees the ins and outs of different wellness disciplines and activities, providing a hands-on learning experience which ensures that guests will leave equipped with new and innovative ways to relax and rejuvenate in the comfort of their own homes.

As the biggest expo in the history of East Malaysia that is dedicated wholly to the concept of wellness, WJ aims to elevate public understanding towards the concept of wellness by showcasing what the industry is all about. Wellness Journey is also a one-stop centre for the public to gain knowledge about spas, beauty and medicine, and to conveniently purchase products and services directly from the exhibitors. 

The Wellness Journey is a project of Maxx Media Sdn. Bhd. and will run on 24 and 25 November 2012 at the Sabah Trade Centre, Likas from 11am to 8pm. For further information, visit or, or call 088-719787. 
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Nazri Noor

Berbuka Puasa At Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

To celebrate this year’s holy month of Ramadhan, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu has prepared a lavish buffet spread of more than 200 items featuring a host of traditional fast-breaking fare and international favourites at Tanjung Ria CafĂ©. 

Executive Chef Tunku Farazil Hussain and executive sous chef Djohan Radzi bring their culinary expertise to the Hyatt kitchen and are presenting traditional favorites like Hyatt’s signature oxtail assam pedas, ketam goreng mamak, kambing krutuk, gulai kepah berebung muda, daging rendang tok tulang rawan, udang galah masak lemak cili padi, nangka muda masak lemak and many other Malay specialities.
In the live stations, chefs will be on hand to serve up roasted lamb, duck and chicken, meat shwarma, murtabak, mini burgers, seafood noodles, mee bandung, mee jawa, a variety of naan and tandoori and more.

Of course, no berbuka puasa will be complete without the obligatory satay, ketupat, lemang, curries and an assortment of sambals which will be available in the extensive buffet spread.

For those with a sweet tooth, there will be an array of traditional home-made goodies like ondeh-ondeh, kuih jala emas, kuih penjaram, keria, ketayap, apam kismis, cucur badak,  kasmi, kasturi and many more brought to you by our specialty chef.

A variety of beverages like kurma juice, sirap bandung, sirap selasih, and air mata kucing will also be available.

The buffet is priced at RM98++ for adults. Show up after 8:00 pm for a special price of RM88++. All prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 6% government tax.

Please contact the hotel at 088- 221234 for more info. Members of Hyatt’s dining membership, Club At The Hyatt will also get a discount.

During the entire Ramadhan period, guests can also utilize a special Tarawih prayer room set up on the 3rd floor of the hotel.

About Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, a 288-room hotel, is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu’s business, shopping and entertainment hub overlooking the beautiful coral islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the South China Sea.  Hyatt Regency Kinabalu offers newly renovated guestrooms, exceptional service, modern comfort, and a dazzling choice of local and international cuisine.  Reservations for Hyatt Regency Kinabalu may be made by calling +60 88 22 1234 or visiting

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hula La Party at Sunset Bar

Monday blues hitting you hard today? Don't worry, it will pass. Here is something to look forward to instead - Hula La Party at Sunset Bar this Saturday! From 6 pm till midnight, join us as we shake our hulas and let our hair down at the Hula La Party. Come in your straw skirts and hats and party the night away!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

ASAHI Introduction Night

ASAHI fever in town! WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU! Asahi Super Dry, the most popular Japanese Beer around the world! Have you ever tried? Please come and presents a sense of excitement on Asahi Super Dry!

Event comes along with Street Dance Performance, Harajuku Girl Dance, DJ Performance and exciting games & lucky draw.

Event Detail:-
Date: 13.07.2012 (Friday)
Time:8:00pm to 01:00am.
Venue: Firefly Bar & Grill, KK Times Square, Kota Kinabalu.

Let us make your Fridaynight memorable! See you around!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Taste of Chef Zam introduce by The Square Restaurant at Novotel Kota Kinabalu 1Borneo...

Novotel Kota Kinabalu 1Borneo Hypermall is bringing you the taste of Chef Zam! Come and savour the east coast of Malaysia buffet spread this fasting month. 10% off for Platinum Club members!