Month: September 2014

The Search for Beauty: MCU Beautitudes

The search for inner and outer beauty is an ongoing journey especially for this generation. In Korea and Japan, more than half of the population has at least undergone a procedure to alter or enhance their body or facial features. This trend is slowly catching on among Malaysians, according to Dr. David Low, one of the aesthetic doctors from MCU Beautitudes, Sunway Pyramid.

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In Malaysia, a more common understanding of a beauty procedure usually means a plastic surgery, a liposuction, a painful procedure or a botox injection. There are more aesthetic clinics mushrooming in this country, signifying a higher demand for an aesthetic procedure that offers more than what was earlier mentioned.

MCU Beautitudes is the first aesthetic clinic to be opened in Sunway Pyramid and has attracted many people from all walks of life and most of them were first time walk-ins who braved through its doors with a promise of enhanced beauty with minimal discomfort and a safe procedure.

 

Types of Procedures

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There are basically 2 main types of procedures at MCU Beautitudes. The first is a non-invasive procedure which means there are no penetration of objects to the skin during the procedure. The second procedure is called the minimally-invasive procedure which involves a penetration of objects to the skin which causes minimal discomfort during the procedure.

The reason why more patrons choose to visit aesthetic clinics rather than undergo a plastic surgery is because aesthetic clinics are relatively safer than the latter, involves less discomfort and has a much more rapid recovery rate.

Patrons who opt for aesthetic clinic are, of course, seeking to enhance their beauty and not to make drastic changes to their overall look. This could mean having a double eye-lid through a minimally-invasive procedure (injection) rather than going under the knife.

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What’s Hot at MCU Beautitudes

“One of the most popular treatments in MCU Beautitudes here is the Double Suture and Twist (DST) procedure. Nowadays, patrons prefer coming by during lunch time and get a DST, a procedure that only takes about 30 minutes to 45 minutes, and return to work after that. It’s totally doable as the procedure is safe, with very minimal discomfort and only very slight swelling,” Dr. David added.

DST is an innovative procedure invented by Dr. Akhiro Minami, a renowned plastic surgeon in Japan. It is a scarless double eyelid creation technique that is reversible, should the patrons change their mind later on.

“This is popular in especially in an Asian country because based on what we hear from our patrons, those with bigger, double eye-lids appear brighter and more attentive. Most unfortunately, social discrimination in a stereotypical society is very real,” Dr. David added.

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Full Sculpting

Another popular procedure by MCU Beautitudes is Full Sculpting or CoolSculpting. This technique is not only a scientifically proven procedure which eliminates 20 – 25% of the treated area but it is also one of the safest ways to eliminate fat deposits there.

“Most of us struggle to lose weight sometimes because some of our bulges contain fat cells which are resistant to diet and exercise. This method, the CoolSculpting, uses controlled cooling to target and crystallise the fat cells. The crystallised fat cells eventually die and get eliminated from the body,” said Dr. Low who added that patrons experience the difference after undergoing just one treatment at MCU Beautitudes in 2 weeks.

This method was developed by a renowned Harvard University scientist, Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD and R. Rox Anderson, MD.

Administration of Botox

Botox administration is popular among celebrities. A common conversation we will hear about botox is how botox, while eradicating wrinkles from the older celebrities, also causes the muscles to stiffen and thus, causing them unable to smile.

“Actually, that can happen when the injection is administered incorrectly on the wrong muscles. However, at MCU Beautitudes, we know exactly which muscle to inject, causing the muscle to relax instead of stiffening,” Dr. Low added.

Why MCU Beautitudes?

MCU Beautitudes is a perfect place to go to for those who wants to get a quick beauty fix through a safe, minimally uncomfortable procedure. The changes may be subtle but it significantly make a difference to your overall look and not only alters its patron’s well being, but also boost their self confidence. On top of that, if they change their mind, they can always return and reverse the fix.

So, if you are thinking of giving it a go, call MCU Beautitudes at 03-5638 9366 for an appointment.

Dr. Low from MCU Beautitudes
Dr. David Low from MCU Beautitudes

You can also check out Dr. Low’s blog at http://davidaesthetic.blogspot.com/ to discover his thoughts on aesthetic beauty.

Location:

MCU Beautitudes, LG2.122

Contact:

03-5638 9366

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A Korean Street Food Affair with Myeongdong Topokki

Annyeong haseyo!

We are always in the mood for some sweet & spicy Korean food, so when a brand new MyeongDong Topokki outlet opened up in Asian Avenue, we simply couldn’t resist.

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As it’s name suggests, MeyongDong is well-known for it’s signature Topokki or Spicy Korean Rice Cakes. To warm up our tastebuds, we tried both the original and spicy ‘Challenge’ version.

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The texture of the rice cakes were hearty, chewy and perfectly complimented with the fiery hot spicy sauce. Spicy food lovers – we recommend the ‘Challenge’ version for a true spicy ‘kick’. You may even request for an extra spicy version, if you dare!

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For those craving some fried treats, MyeongDong also has a variety of finger food. We dug straight into these three bestsellers – the Kimali (deep fried seaweed rolls), Tempura Squid & Chicken Karaage.

Psst…did you know? These fried treats taste even better when accompanied with some spicy Korean hot sauce! The sauce is provided with ala-carte orders and additional sauce is available on request.

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Kimali – Deep fried seaweed rolls in crispy batter? It can’t get any better than this. We loved the savoury glass noodle filling, tasty vegetables and crunchy outer layer.

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Tempura Squid – We couldn’t get enough of these sweet, succulent baby squid, coated with light tempura batter. We devoured the entire basket within minutes!

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Chicken Karaage – A popular crowd favourite, the chicken was fried to perfection and came in a large, generous serving. For an extra ‘oomph’, we dipped it in the signature spicy sauce. Perfect as a sharing treat among friends.

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Urban Salada – Next, we gave our tastebuds a break with a refreshing avocado, lettuce, apple and tomato salad, topped with delicious tangy pineapple dressing. We all agreed that the salad dressing was one of the best we’d ever had!

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Beef Bulgogi Set Meal – For something more substantial, we also tried MyeongDong’s brand new Set Meal menu! All sets come with a main dish with rice, seaweed soup and ‘banchan’ (side dishes, refillable upon request).

Choose from 5 Set Meal options:

  1. Beef Bulgogi
  2. Chicken Bulgogi
  3. Hangul Chicken (Korean-style Chicken)
  4. Kal Guk Su (Korean Soup Noodles)
  5. Seafood Ramen

We fell in love with the juicy, tender marinated beef and fluffy rice – accompanied with the staple kimchi and vegetables. The best part? MyeongDong’s set meals are reasonably priced at RM12.90!

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To complete the meal, we had some refreshing Pear Juice & Rice Sikye drinks.

Our Verdict

We were impressed by the quality and variety of food, all reasonably priced from as low as RM1.50!

MyeongDong’s resident Chef Sky, has over 10 years of experience in cooking Japanese & Korean food, and the outlet prides itself in using authentic Korean ingredients & recipes. We felt truly satisfied and satiated – and will definitely head back for more!

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Picture courtesy of Myeongdong Topokki

Visit MyeongDong at F1.AV.148 & ‘Like’ their Facebook Page!

*Pork Free

Child Safety First with Sunway Pyramid

Our precious little ones need some extra love and care, and Sunway Pyramid has prepared additional amenities for your comfort and safety.

 

#1 Child Distance Monitor

Did you know?

Sunway Pyramid is the first and only shopping mall to introduce the Child Distance Monitor as shoppers’ safety is the mall’s top priority. For parents and guardians who are concerned with children getting lost in the mall, the monitor can be easily strapped onto the child’s belt or wrist. If the child wanders too far, a beeping device will alert parents and guardians.

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The Child Distance Monitor can be obtained at LG1, Blue Concierge, (near the Sunway Lagoon entrance). Click on the video to see the monitor in action!

 

#2 Baby Changing Rooms

We understand that newborns need more care and attention, thus 3 spacious Baby Changing Rooms were built for the privacy of mothers and babies. The rooms are easily accessible from Ground Floor (Red Zone)  & LG2 (Orange Zone), and come equipped with diaper changing shelves, sinks, private nursing area, paper towels and hot/cold/warm water to refill baby bottles.

Download the Sunway Pyramid Mobile App and select ‘Amenities’ to easily locate our Baby Changing Rooms! The app is available for both IOS and Android Operating Systems.

 

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The Baby Changing Rooms can also be located via our overhead signs. Simply look for the ‘Baby’ logo.
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Our spacious Baby Changing Rooms are open from 10am-10pm daily.

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#3 Baby Strollers & Kiddy Cabs for Children

Shopping can be a tiring activity. Let your children have a break with baby strollers, kiddy cabs or Buggy Rides, all available for rent at any Sunway Pyramid Concierge!

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Rent a baby stroller!

For more information on our Child Friendly Amenities, visit our website.

 

Child Safety First with Sunway Pyramid

Our precious little ones need some extra love and care, and Sunway Pyramid has prepared additional amenities for your comfort and safety.

 

#1 Child Distance Monitor

Did you know?

Sunway Pyramid is the first and only shopping mall to introduce the Child Distance Monitor as shoppers’ safety is the mall’s top priority. For parents and guardians who are concerned with children getting lost in the mall, the monitor can be easily strapped onto the child’s belt or wrist. If the child wanders too far, a beeping device will alert parents and guardians.

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The Child Distance Monitor can be obtained at LG1, Blue Concierge, (near the Sunway Lagoon entrance). Click on the video to see the monitor in action!

 

#2 Baby Changing Rooms

We understand that newborns need more care and attention, thus 3 spacious Baby Changing Rooms were built for the privacy of mothers and babies. The rooms are easily accessible from Ground Floor (Red Zone)  & LG2 (Orange Zone), and come equipped with diaper changing shelves, sinks, private nursing area, paper towels and hot/cold/warm water to refill baby bottles.

Download the Sunway Pyramid Mobile App and select ‘Amenities’ to easily locate our Baby Changing Rooms! The app is available for both IOS and Android Operating Systems.

 

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The Baby Changing Rooms can also be located via our overhead signs. Simply look for the ‘Baby’ logo.
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Our spacious Baby Changing Rooms are open from 10am-10pm daily.

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#3 Baby Strollers & Kiddy Cabs for Children

Shopping can be a tiring activity. Let your children have a break with baby strollers, kiddy cabs or Buggy Rides, all available for rent at any Sunway Pyramid Concierge!

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Rent a baby stroller!

For more information on our Child Friendly Amenities, visit our website.