Thursday, 29 June 2017

Press Release: IOI City Mall Celebrated Muhammad Al-Fateh Home Children for Iftar

Putrajaya- In celebration of Syawal, we seize every opportunity to be extra charitable, especially to those in need and more so to the children. This annual tradition has been arranged as a part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and mall’s effort to reach out to the less privileged as well as in giving back to the community.
IOI City Mall continues to enliven the spirit and reap the barakah of Ramadan this year by organising a special iftar or buka puasa (breaking of fast) by inviting 26 children from Muhammad Al-Fateh Home. The children, ranging in age from 7-18 years, were also accompanied by their 5 guardians during the dinner.

The event started off with a complimentary “Despicable Me 3” movie session fully sponsored by Golden Screen Cinema (GSC) along with a prayer break after the movie.

The kids were then treated with a shopping spree at LOL whereby they were given a chance to shop for new clothes to adorn on Hari Raya which aimed to make these kids feel special and spread a little cheer among them.

For Musaffar Shah, 12, the excitement had been building for days. “They told about it last week and I’ve looking forward to it since then,” he said.

Additionally, the children also received duit raya and a bag of goodies from the mall as well as from generous contributor, Toyota. After a group photograph session, the kids with their guardians were then treated to a sumptuous spread by Texas Chicken Malaysia for buka puasa.

The staff and management of IOI City Mall also spent time bonding with the children as they sat and dined with the children during dinner.

The visit gives IOI City Mall employees the opportunity to reach out to the less fortunate and to instill in them a need to participate in such social responsibility activities.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Augustman Buka Puasa Get Together Session

We were blessed to be able  to meet up and join a few friends & running bloggers during the last week of Ramadan for a session with the people from Augustman, which is a Man's magazine. 

Augustman Malaysia is a glossy monthly magazine aimed at the affluent, globalroaming, cosmopolitan man who covets success and the finer things in life, August is fresh, irreverent and provocative.

The magazine will be holding its inaugural running event on October 22, 2017 and it's open for both men and women alike.  Details on the run can be found here.
Thank you again Augustman Malaysia for the hospitality.

We had so much fun and the company was interesting and it was chatting almost non-stop.

We learn plenty of stuff that's interesting about the run and for those who wants to register, can do so at :
http://www.myracingevents.com/product/augustman-run
The meet up/buka puasa session was held at Hotel Stripes, Kuala Lumpur and I really, really love the place. (well, from what I've seen so far lah which were the pool with its awesome view of KL tower) and the dining area.

Would be great if I can try one of the rooms too, but from what I heard from a friend who had stayed there, the rooms are equally awesome.
The running & blogging kaki after the session.

We went home at almost 10.00pm! Oh my...

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Reasons To Visit My Hometown, Raub (Hint: Run There)

You should come and visit my hometown, Raub.

It's not that far from KL, it's about 1.5 to 2 hours drive (depending on how fast you drive and how Karak highway is).

It's only about 110km only, which for some runners I know, is a completely a runnable distance. Hey! Route 68 84km already brought you 3/4 way to Raub! You run farther down a bit, you get to stop at Kow Pow ice cream shop in Bentong town. Run farther down lagi, you'll see Lemang To'Ki (OK, actually got two outlets that I know of) and plenty of durian and nangka madu stalls. Run some more and you arrive to Raub dy!

You can make a detour and use the jalan lama to Sang Lee and stop by a number of resorts/glamping places there or simply test your skill at the winding route (with gaung next to the road for added thrill).
Welcome to Raub!

For nature lovers, there are plenty of attractions here. 
Ini Lata Lembik...
My personal favourite is the lata or waterfalls. There are Lata Lembik, Lata Jarum, Pulau Chekas, Lata Berembun and Jeram Besu.
From Raub, you can also travel to Cameron Highlands via Sg. Koyan and you can also use the alternative road to travel to Gua Musang (or to Merapoh for TMMT in August). ^^

The road to Cameron Highlands from Sg. Koyan look like this.

Can also opt to run from Raub to Cameron la, I think.
And for runners/cyclist apart from enjoying nature in Raub, there will be a race in September at SEMESTA.
SEMESTA is Sekolah Menengah Sains Tengku Abdullah, and the alumni of the school is having the event to raise funds for the school.

The route will through the kampung area and I bet, it'll be a wonderful experience. 

More info on the race and for registration:
Facebook page 
Registration

The event is also open to members of public and not limited to SEMESTA students and alumni.

Come lah, let's find what Raub can offer you.

I'll be posting more about what we can find in Raub later. ^^
Photo credit : http://akuanakpahang.blogspot.my
In the meantime, let's learn a bit of Pahang Barat dialect. ^^

And oh! Kacang goreng Sempalit is from Raub. Sempalit is in Raub and other than the kacang, there's also Kari Ayam Sempalit...

OK lah...better not divulge too much. Later, takde modal to put up more stories. LOL

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri

تقبل الله مناومنكم  Taqabalallahu minna wa minkum.
May Allah accept your and our right doings.
May the day delight and the moments provide joy for all of you to treasure.
And may the year ahead be fruitful, for your home and family and especially for you.

From all of us.

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI
MAAF ZAHIR DAN BATIN

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Press Release: Run for National Unity 2017

Thursday 15 th June, Petaling Jaya- HELP University and the Redberry Group will be organising the RUN for NATIONAL UNITY 2017 on Sept 16, 2017 in conjunction with Malaysia Day. The inaugural RUN was a success in 2016 and this year, it receives the support of the Department for National Unity and Integration. The tag line for this year is #Cintainegaraku.
Today the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Kurup was the Guest of Honour at the Launch held in Redberry City.
From left, Redberry Group Managing Director and CEO, Datuk Siew Ka Wei, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Dept, Tan Sri Joseph Kurup , Vice-Chancellor and President, HELP University, Datuk Dr Paul Chan
The Run for National Unity 2017 will begin from 7.30am on Sept 16 from Padang Merbok in Kuala Lumpur.

The Run is being held not only to promote national unity and harmony but also to raise funds for deserving students to pursue their tertiary education.

All nett proceeds from the Run will be channeled to a scholarship fund for these students from all races.

The Run will be in held in 13 categories:

Men Open International (All Ages) – 10km
Women Open International (All Ages) – 10km
Men Open Malaysian (18 years – 39 years) – 10km
Women Open Malaysian (18 years – 39 years) – 10km
Men Open Veteran Malaysian (40 years and above) – 10km
Women Open Veteran Malaysian (40 years and above) – 10km
Primary School Boys (7 years – 12 years) – 5km
Primary School Girls (7 years – 12 years) – 5km
Secondary School Boys (13 years – 17 years - 7km
Secondary School Girls (13 years – 17 years) -7km
Family team – 5km
Corporate Team- 5km
Special/OKU- 5km

The Run will be conducted under the rules and regulations of the Malaysian Athletics Federations (MAF) while the technical support will be provided by the Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association (FTKLAA).

All finishers will receive medals and certificates at the Finish Line.

Besides getting a T-shirt and goodie bag, participants also stand to win attractive lucky draw prizes.

There will also be plenty of entertainment and other activities at Padang Merbok after the Run, including stage performances.

Entries for the RUN for NATIONAL UNITY 2017 are open NOW!

Walk in registration can be done at:
- FTKLAA Office, 2 nd Floor, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, 50150 Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2715 2843, email: sportftaaa@hotmail.com), or
- Department of Student Affairs, HELP University, Jalan Semantan 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2716 2131)

The operating hours for walk-in registration are 10am-5pm from Monday to Friday, and 10am-1pm on Saturdays.

Online entry is also available at www.myraceonline.com

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