Month: October 2012

It’s Maké Time!

Tucked away among the embrace of the Marrakesh, one of the four unique precincts in Sunway Pyramid, you will discover authentic Kelantanese cuisines cradled for your delightful gastronomic satisfaction. As you step into the restaurant, you can already see a hint of some Kelantanese touch on its walls and floors – the Kelantanese wau, some photographs which carry the reminisces of Kelantan and furnitures that reflect the Malay culture.

Image The Interior of Maké

ImageFurnitures which reflect the Malay culture

As you settle yourself for food, ready to order, do remember this – the food can get pretty spicy at Maké so be mentally prepared for it. We recommend that you arm yourself with Teh Tarik (with or without ice, your choice) or Sirap Bandung Selasih to combat its spiciness.

ImageNasi Hujan Panas

The ‘Rain Shower Rice’ or ‘Rainbow Rice’, a traditional Malay dish, is well-known for its colourful appearance and very popular in Kelantan, especially at big celebration and Malay wedding ceremony. It is typically cooked with ghee or oil and served with spicier gravies such as curry and sambal. You can eat this with Ayam Masak Merah (Marinated Chicken with Chili and Tomato Paste – RM13.90), Gulai Ayam (Chicken Curry – RM13.90) or Kerutuk Daging (Traditionally Cooked Beef with Special Herbs – RM15.50).

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Traditional Nasi Lemak is the way to go. For those who can’t get enough of this famous Malaysian food, try Maké’s interpretation of nasi lemak which has your usual cucumber, ikan bilis and half boiled egg served with coconut rice and fried chicken. Yummmm! This Malaysian traditional special rice is steamed with coconut milk and comes with a variety of other accompaniments such as chicken, cuttlefish, cockle, pickled vegetables, etc. You can eat this with Ayam Berempah (Herbal Fried Chicken – RM13.90) or Sambal Sotong (Spicy Squid – RM12.40).

ImageNasi Kerabu – RM14.90

Blue rice. Well, not many would be overly crazy over eating anything that looks blue but get past that and you will be surprised with delight by the delicious Nasi Kerabu, a traditional Kelantanese steamed rice which is accompanied by freshly chopped ulam, flaked fish, desiccated coconut and a variety of herbs, sauces and spices. You can have a choice of eating your Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Percik (Special Grilled Chicken – RM14.90), Ayam Berempah (Herbal Fried Chicken – RM14.90), Daging Bakar (Grilled Beef – RM16.50), or Ikan Celup Tepung (Special Fried Fish – direct translation fish dipped in flour – RM13.80)

ImageNasi Ayam Kukus

*snif, snif* Hmmmmmmmmmmmm… How about having the Nasi Ayam Kukus? This fragrant steamed rice comes with well-marinated deep-fried chicken into spices and other dressings which can be eaten with Ayam Berempah (Herbal Chicken – RM13.90)

ImageLaksam – RM9.80

Mmmmmmm. This Kelantanese homemade rice-based flat noodle served with white coconut milk curry, a traditional recipe made from fish and coconut milk, is unique to taste. If you wanna know what an authentic Kelantanese dish is like, then this is a must-try. When served, this comes with freshly chopped ulam (vegetables) and sambal (special homemade chili sauce).

ImageCome and check out Maké at LG2, Marrakesh

Location:

Maké @ LG2.91

Sunway Pyramid

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Christmas with Carlo Rino

Let’s get ready for Christmas! Lion hunts down some amazing heels and bags for Christmas parties from Carlo Rino!

This year’s Carlo Rino’s Fall-Winter collection is all about Sweet, Fun and Ingenious! Check out this extensive collection of totes, carry-all, handbags, clutches and wallets. The soothing pastel shades of pink, cherry, yellow, blue, ocher, cream and beige really make up this season’s holiday palette.

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Water Color Wonderland

They also have collection for the leather lovers. Come in explosive yellow, red and green, these full-leather shoulder bags provides much space for you to chuck all your ‘must-carry’ items when you’re out of home. A quick twist to the edges would expand your bag into a carry-all too. Now… talk about luxurious versatility!

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Luxury = Leather

Are you in the mood for love this Christmas?? 😉 Carlo Rino has a vibrant heart-shaped design bags just for you! These In Love collections come with gorgeous gold-coloured key charms to unlock your every heart’s desire….. awwwwww….

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  Love is Carlo Rino!

Now let’s pair up the bag with the perfect shoe! Animal Print design for you? How about wooden clog? Or… maybe some luxurious velvet inspired wedges? Well, whichever your pick would be, these shoes will certainly make you look sensual enough for any social occasion.

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Platform For Perfection

Yes! There’s no shortage of sexy, confidence-boosting heels to fit every occasion with Carlo Rino. Glam up with the diamante on black for that black-tie event, OR peep-toe heels for that cocktail do.. there’s also party-perfect pumps with satin ribbon trimming and strappy heels with crystal detail for that passion-fueled date. Perhaps some zip-up booties for that rocker-chic party for you? What more could a girl ask for?? 😉

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Heels Up

It’s never too late to prepare for Christmas.  Let’s embody the holiday spirit with heels that lift your look and colors that lift your spirit! This season’s exclusive from Carlo Rino would be the criss-cross heels that fit snugly around your feet while giving you that butt-lifting boost in this season’s signature colors of GREEN and RED.

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Christmas Carnival

Fantastic baby! Here are some flats that offer not only comfort, but sizzle! Opt for sweet, delicate laser cut-out patterns with bow embellishment, faux animal-print motifs with metal studs, or snake skin patterns for that sexy edge.. Take your pick!

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Fantastic Flats

Now you have no reason not to visit Carlo Rino for that perfect bag and shoe you’ve always desired.

Location:

Carlo Rino @ LG1.83

Sunway Pyramid

“Yasmin How You Know?”

ImageThough we’ve never got the honour to meet the late Yasmin Ahmad in person, watching her Petronas ads and movies such as Rabun, Gubra, Sepet, Mukhsin, Muallaf and Talentimemade her our best friend, the partner-in-crime who we would tend to go to when we needed a break from everything. The messages in her works are simple, though often misunderstood as controversial, but she would always express the harmony and tolerance among Malaysians, throwing in some inter-racial relationships and friendships.

As simple as they were, in her own words,

“Simplicity is one of the hardest things to do”.

Reading Yasmin How You Know?  was like having a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night – it’s soothing and heart-warming, leaving you with profound thoughts and insights of your own life.

The book was a tribute to the great film director, copywriter, sister, daughter, friend, “a brand builder”, containing a lot of “Yasmin-isms” which would melt even the stoniest of hearts.

Written from the viewpoints of her friends, fellow colleagues, family members and mentees, we couldn’t put the book down, even re-reading it several times, especially when life seemed so tough and stressful that all we needed was just a tiny bit of “Yasmin-isms” to get through the troubles.

Yasmin was a gifted poet as well; and she did not even have to use all “big and flowery” words to express her emotions.

She had a jovial and upbeat look on life, taking everything rather positively, even when the critics and naysayers were out to get her.

“No matter how badly people behave towards you, just think good thoughts. Only good thoughts” – wise words, which became our personal favourite among all her “Yasmin-isms”.

Her sense of humour and cracking wittiness were so infectious, that those who were interviewed for the book immediately cheered up every time she was nearby, even at the times they were dejected and crestfallen.

She did not give a hoot to whatever anyone said about her, not afraid to call a spade, a spade. The talented soul had a knack with words, often describing things as she saw them, like telling her former colleague Ng ChooSeong that “the sky is sticking its tongue out at you” upon seeing a half-moon one night.

She was the soul and life of any party, according to those who knew her best, putting everybody’s best interest in her heart and treasuring every single minute of her life.

The book made us laugh, made us cry, made us grin, made us smirk.

And we think these qualities made Yasmin, who gone too soon, a remarkable, unique soul.

“On no soul does God place a burden greater than it can bear”.

Rest In Peace dear Yasmin.

Child Safe Shopping Campaign

Children nowadays can do more than we could imagine. Let’s talk about kids…! They can beat adults even in using the latest gadgets in the market! Now, they can even educate the adults on the safety measures while using the escalators. Something new to you?  Check this out:

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The Safety Rangers putting on their uniform

A lot of parents often don’t take the necessary precautions when riding on the escalators, by bringing shopping trolleys up on the escalators and not holding their child’s hand. To provide a safe environment for both parents and children to truly enjoy a unique shopping experience, Sunway Pyramid has organized The Safety Rangers Workshop whereby the kids will act as the Safety Rangers and put on a ‘safety mission’ to remind their parents and public shoppers on the safety aspects.

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The Safety Rangers gearing up for the workshop

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The Safety Rangers are excited for the commencement of the workshop

The Safety Rangers consists of the Leo Cubs members, aged 7 to 12. First on the agenda was the training and briefing sessions. The briefing covered escalator safety, spotting uniformed personnel in the mall, steps to take when they and their parents are separated in the mall. The children also learnt about the Child Distance Monitors and Wristbands available in the mall.

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Safety Rangers Workshop Coordinator, Ms. Anu, briefing the Safety Rangers on their Safety Mission

The Safety Rangers then took a simple “Safety Quiz” to recap what they have learnt, and followed by the pledge of the “Safety Oath”.

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Q & A session

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The Safety Rangers taking their “Safety Oath”

Excitedly, the Safety Rangers then moved on to their patrolling duties with Leo and Leona in groups, showed shoppers the right ways to use the escalators and distributed the Child Safe Shopping info tips.

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The Safety Rangers are ready to take on their mission!

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ImageThe Safety Rangers distributing Child Safe Shopping tips

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The Safety Rangers completed their mission after an hour

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The Safety Rangers receiving their certificate of participation

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The Safety Rangers with Leo & Leona after completion of their safety mission

The Safety Rangers workshops were held on 20 & 21 Oct and 3 & 4 November 2012.

Sunway Pyramid has also produced a video entitled “Safety Tips when Riding the Escalators” to provide information on some safety tips at the mall. It was uploaded on YouTube and Sunway Pyramid’s Facebook Page in line with the Child Safe Shopping Campaign 2012. The video served to remind parents and guardians on the tips to ride on escalators properly and safely.

Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh was in Sunway Pyramid

 On 19 October, we saw lots and lots of people at the Anlene Roadshow and we wondered what was going on, so we waited to see what was going to happen…

Guess who we saw…

Ohhhhh, it’s Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh!

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Image Apparently, she was going to launch the Anlene Roadshow to kickstart the 3-day awareness campaign, basically to tell the public the Malaysian women are not consuming enough calcium and are at high risk of suffering from osteoporosis later in life.

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The emcee was introducing the event and the speakers of the day.

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There is Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh, sitting with Joanne Todd while Mr. Ross was giving a talk on stage.

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Here is David Ross, managing director of Fonterra Brands (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, giving a speech.

“Anlene has long been committed to helping raise awareness about bone health. This event on World Osteoporosis Day is another step in creating greater awareness on the risk of Osteoporosis as well as the importance of a balanced diet and exercise in maintaining strong and healthy bones.”

“We introduced our Bone Health Checks in 2006 and since then have helped more than 600,000 Malaysians understand more about their own bone health. We are proud to be able to continue this work to help educate Malaysian communities at our ‘Drink to Your Bones’ event over the next 3 days.”

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A very enlightening speech from leading orthopedic and trauma consultant, Dr. Chin Chee Howe

“The lifestyle of many Malaysian men and women puts them at risk of developing Osteoporosis – a disease that deteriorates bones making them weaker and fragile and easily fractures. Malaysians must change their lifestyle by eating a daily balanced diet with plenty of calcium-rich foods and having regular exercise to improve their bone health.”

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Joanne Todd, Innovation Manager of Fonterra Brands New Zealand tells us why Osteoporosis is a cause for concern in Malaysia

“The current calcium intake in the Malaysian diet is 300 – 500 mg per day which is far below the recommended daily intake of between 1,000 to 1,200 mg per day. This suggests that later in their lives, many Malaysian women will be at risk of developing poor bone health and may suffer from bone-related disease such as osteoporosis,” said Todd.

“High-calcium milk are an excellent source of Calcium: ‘Anlene ™ a revolutionary formulation for adults’ optimal bone health, is fortified with Calcium to work in synergy with other ingredients, such as Vitamin D, Magnesium and Zinc , to be effectively absorbed and utilised to help build strong bones.”

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All the VIPs back to their seats

Datuk Seri Datuk Michelle Yeoh telling us about how she became an Anlene ambassador

“Bone health is something very close to my heart. Many Asian women like myself are the backbone of our families. Hence, it is vital that we protect our bones so that we can continue to be the pillar of strength for our families. This is why I ensure I take sufficient calcium to get my daily requirements of bone nutrients,” said Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh.

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VIPs did a toast to ‘Drink to Your Bones’, a toast to a healthier lifestyle

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During the Q&A Session with the media

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Yup, peeps! Drink to Your Bones!

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Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh taking a walk around the Concourse to check out the roadshow

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Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh looking at the Bone Health Check equipments as Ross walks with her

When the launch was over and Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh left, we checked out the roadshow.

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Many shoppers get themselves scanned to see if they were at risk of osteoporosis.

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Shoppers also talked to some consultants there after the results have been tabulated.

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Shoppers considering their next course of action as they were looking through their charts and some information from Anlene

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You can get these yummilicious, health drink from the mall during the roadshow at LG2 Blue Concourse.

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Some shoppers get to play interactive games to test their fitness level or just to have some fun

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Here is some useful information for shoppers

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A couple contemplating what to buy

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Shoppers getting a milky taste

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Shoppers waiting for their milk

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Smile! You are on candid camera! Some shoppers satisfied with their milky goodness.

The Anlene Roadshow was held in conjunction with World Osteoporosis Day is indeed an eye-opening event. So peeps, remember to drink up to your bones!

Ice Watch Grand Opening

 Ice-Watch is finally here! The colorful and chic fashion watch brand from Belgium has finally opened the FIRST….  Yes…. FIRST flagship store in Malaysia! This brightly lit, colorful and vibrant store is located at none other than Sunway Pyramid 😉 Fans of the brand made a beeline to the store during the soft launch with many of them leaving the store satisfied with their newly purchased Ice-Watch timepieces!

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Ice-Watch flagship store in Sunway Pyramid

The strong colors and wide variety of designs from the Ice-Watch brand made it a dream for those who wish to showcase their personalities and fashion style via their choice of watch.

The brand concept of “Change. You Can”, Ice-Watch offers colourful, chic, innovative, and elegant designs that can be considered as affordable luxuries to complement any lifestyle. Check this out:

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 “Ice-Jelly” design

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“Ice World” design

The flagship store in Sunway Pyramid is the first Ice-Watch store in the world with the Ice-Match App. It is a next-generation technology in consumer shopping experience that uses a touch screen TV and camera to capture a photo of the shopper and offer several matches or options of Ice-Watch models and colors that are best suited to the shopper’s gender, skin tone and clothing.

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Ice-Match App

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Ice-Clocks

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“Ice Elegant” design

The flagship store also showcases several colorful Ice-Clocks to denote the time of major cities around the world.

At the official launch of the flagship store, guests were asked to gather at the Sunway Pyramid Ice Rink to enjoy an ice mob performance and a special performance by Asia No.1 and World No.4 Shawn Lee “Ice Watch” Beat box.

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Ice Mob Performance

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Shawn Lee- Asia No.1 Beat boxer

Other celebrity guests were also seen at the official launch ceremony. Amber Chia, actress Lavin Seow, actor Jehan Miskin, One FM DJ Nicholas, singers Kit Teo, Ke Qing and Victor Lee, models Esther Tan and X TopModel Vier Tan were spotted wearing their favorite Ice-Watch timepieces at the event.

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(From left: Kit Teo, Ke Qing, Mr Jean-Pierre Lutgen, Jack Low, Jehan Miskin, Amber Chia, Vier Tan, Esther Tan,Lavin Seow, Nicholas, Shawn Lee)

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Mr Didier Kinsoen, Director of Logistics and Distribution from the Ice-Watch brand attended the launch event, representing the founder of Ice-Watch, Mr Jean-Pierre Lutgen.

Location:

Ice Watch @ F1.09

Sunway Pyramid