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Tuesday, November 24, 2020




7 ACCESIBLE TOURISM DESTINATIONS IN SELANGOR

WHICH ARE AWAY FROM THE CROWD

 

Enjoy a Relaxing Day at 7 Best Destinations in the State

                                                                                   

Once in a while, you will need time to calm your mind by going to places with quiet surroundings and away from crowded urban areas. Therefore, to anyone who wishes to go to serene and quiet areas away from the public, the following list consists of 7 accessible tourism destinations in Selangor as suggested by Tourism Selangor.

 


1) MYRTLE LEMON TEA PLANTATION, SABAK BERNAM

Many people do not know that there is a beautiful Myrtle lemon tea plantation in Sekinchan. Myrtle tea plantations are commonly found in Australia, but are also now available in Malaysia. If you are planning a visit to this plantation, you are able to enjoy the view of the greenery farms and paddy fields; perfect for pictures or "photoshoots". In addition, there are a few hammocks provided for visitors to enjoy a relaxing time. You can also buy products made from myrtle tea at the stall such as hand soap, body soap, Myrtle tea, fresh lemon tea water and many more. The entrance fee is RM3 for adults, RM1 for kids below 7 years old and the plantation only opens on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9am to 5pm.

Address: Lot 16281, Jalan Tali Air 6 Sekinchan,Selangor Darul Ehsan

 


2) PADDY FIELDS, SEKINCHAN, SABAK BERNAM

Sabak Bernam is well-known for its beautiful paddy fields. Therefore, if you are looking for a serene and refreshing environment, this is the right spot for you to come with your loved ones. There are many activities that you can enjoy here such as walking around and taking pictures at the paddy fields, stop by at a special bakeshop, Ah Ma House, which sells traditional Chinese light food such as biscuits, crackers, snacks, and traditional baked goodies such as pineapple tarts, kuih kapit and kuih bangkit (tapioca cookies). You can also visit the Paddy Gallery to learn about seed planting and the process of harvesting rice.

Address: Sekinchan Paddy Fields, Sekinchan, Sabak Bernam, Selangor

 

 

3) THE NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN, SHAH ALAM

The National Botanical Garden is an agro-tourism park designed for leisure purposes as well as for research. National Botanical Garden features a green, serene and refreshing environment. This park has their special attraction for visitors which is the famous four-season house where you can experience all 4 types of seasons; winter, spring, autumn and summer. However, the four-season house will only open to the public in early 2021. Furthermore, there are also cactus, orchid and spice gardens as well as animal park, fruit gardens and many more. Entrance fee are RM3 (12-54 y/o), RM1 (6-11 y/o), RM1 (55 y/o and above) and free for OKU. Operation hour is from Tuesday to Sunday (7.30am to 4.30pm).

Address: Taman Botani Negara, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

 


4) SELANGOR RIVER DAM, HULU SELANGOR

If you have some free time, you can stop by at Sungai Selangor Dam because it is one of the interesting destinations especially to nature lovers and photographers where you can enjoy the natural environment with a lake which is crystal-clear and take pictures of the beautiful scenery of the hills. Not only that, there are also fishing and cycling activities along the way here. If you stop by at night, you can enjoy watching the night sky filled with stars (stargazing) while relaxing with your family and friends.         

Address: Lookout Point Sungai Selangor Dam, 55, 44000 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor

 


5) PAYA INDAH DISCOVERY WETLANDS, KUALA LANGAT

Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands is a perfect place for those who love going to quiet and peaceful places where they can enjoy the natural environment. The landscape around this area is very beautiful because it is filled with trees, large fields and natural plants such as waterlilies. This place has become a habitat area for more than 300 species of animals and to all bird lovers, you can enjoy bird watching too. Not only that, you can also enjoy activities such as feeding rhinos, crocodiles and fish as well as go for fishing, cycling, kayaking, jungle trekking and many more. Other of the unique activities is the "Safari Insta-Tour" which is a 45-minute ride on a truck to three scenic locations; Bamboo Trail, Lake Sendayan and Rumah Melayu. The rates are RM 35 on weekdays, and RM 45 on weekends, and MyCard holders get to enjoy a 20% discount. Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands is open daily from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Address: KM 4, Jalan Dengkil, Banting, 43800 Dengkil, Selangor

 


6) SELANGOR FRUIT VALLEY, KUALA SELANGOR

Selangor Fruit Valley is a perfect place to visit as it offers many types of local fruit farms such as rambutan, papaya, starfruit, guava and many more and you can enjoy the fruits for free. Not only that, there are other attractions and activities such as visiting mini petting zoo, agricultural center, traditional houses, dear and kelulut honey farms and enjoy kayaking activity. There is also a tram service where you can take a stroll around the park while enjoying fresh air. Furthermore, there is a coconut stall where you can take a rest and quench your thirst with fresh coconut water. Selangor Fruit Valley opens every day except Friday (9.00am to 4.00pm) and entrance fees are RM 15 (adults), RM 10 (60 years and above), RM 10 (OKU and kids 4-12 years old), and free for kids below 4 years old.

 Address: Selangor Fruits Valley SFV, Rawang, Berjuntai Bestari, Selangor, Malaysia

 


7) PULAU KETAM, KLANG

Pulau Ketam is located in Klang which it is an interesting destination to visit where visitors can enjoy the peaceful surrounding of the beach and carry out exciting activities with friends and family. In order to reach Pulau Ketam, you need to take a ferry (RM14 two-way) per person or speed boat (RM20 two-way) per person. The area is a fishing village that is populated by a majority of the Chinese community. It is also famous for its many seafood restaurants serving delicious menus. Some of the activities you may enjoy here include renting a bicycle and strolling around the village, taking pictures at mural sites and Chinese temples, enjoy and experience the scenery ambience of a fishing village, and many more.

Address: Jalan Foreshore, Kawasan 20, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor


PAYA INDAH WETLAND

PAYA INDAH WETLAND

PULAU KETAM


PULAU KETAM


PULAU KETAM


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Credit to: @narztraveldiary (SEKINCHAN PADDY) 


Credit to: @narztraveldiary (SEKINCHAN PADDY) 


SELANGOR FRUIT VALLEY


Credit to: @ekstagram (SUNGAI SELANGOR DAM)


Credit to: @ekstagram (SUNGAI SELANGOR DAM)


Credit to: @littlemisshappyfeet (TAMAN BOTANI NEGARA) 


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Credit to: @maya_jaafar (TAMAN BOTANI NEGARA)


Credit to: @narztraveldiary (TEA GARDEN SEKINCHAN) 


Credit to: @narztraveldiary (TEA GARDEN SEKINCHAN) 


CONCLUSION

In conclusion, there are a lot of exciting attractions that you can visit in Selangor which is away from the crowd. You may want to consider the recommended suggestions by Tourism Selangor to relax and calm your mind. On the other hand, do not forget to always maintain social distancing and adhere to the standard operation procedures (SOPs) especially during your visit to these places to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

 

For more information, please log on to the official website of Tourism Selangor at Selangor.Travel

 

 

About Tourism Selangor

Tourism Selangor is a state government tourism arm established to increase the number of local and international tourists to Selangor by enhancing and developing the known as well as the undiscovered beauty of the State. Many initiatives are taken to achieve this such as organizing local and international campaigns, events, overseas tourism trade missions, local roadshows and many more.

 







OXWHITE LAUNCHES X PERFORMANCE COLLECTION


Bundle deals and free workout tips for Malaysians to unleash their potentials in the comfort of their own homes in style

 

Unable to hit the gym due to the on-going Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)? No problem!

 

Oxwhite collaborated with Anytime Fitness Eco Sky to put together an easy to follow 30-minute high intensity exercise routine video for Malaysians to stay safe and healthy at home.

 

The video was released in conjunction with the launch of Oxwhite X Performance Collection which consist of moisture absorbing, sweat wicking and cool fit activewear -- training tees, training shorts, sports bra launched today.

 

With the launch, Oxwhite is offering a limited-offer bundle deal exclusively for the first 2,000 customers.

 

With the bundle deal, Oxwhite customers are able to purchase Oxwhite X Performance range in sets of two at a price point that  starts at RM98 and get an Oxwhite Breatheasy face mask worth RM19.90 free!

 


About Oxwhite

 

Oxwhite is an e-commerce lifestyle brand that operates on a direct-to-consumer model, providing an accessible alternative to luxury brands that maintain the premium quality at a fraction of the cost.

 

Oxwhite first launched in Malaysia in 2018 with a single hero product, a classic white shirt. Since then, the brand has expanded its selection to offer a wide array of products tailored to the daily needs of the modern Asian: from business wear to casual wear, and from travel to home & living essentials.

 

As a brand, Oxwhite aims to continually improve its offerings to become the e-retailer of choice for Asians who want to look good and feel good affordably. For more info, visit www.oxwhite.com

Friday, November 20, 2020






In conjunction with ASUS 11th Gen Laptops launch earlier this month, ASUS is having some really exclusive Shopee deals going on from today onwards.

The all-new ASUS laptops powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Xe graphics, breaking the boundaries of performance for thin and light laptops!

 

PROMO #1 @ TODAY!

Grab limited RM 1,111 Shopee Coins on ASUS #Intel11thGen Laptop Launch, exclusive on Shopee from November 20th (8:00 pm) – November 21st (8:00 pm)!

RM1,111 worth of Shopee Coins to first 11 customers who purchased 11th gen Intel laptops. Shopee Coins can be used in any stores and only be used after purchase.

 

PROMO #2

Enjoy limited RM 110 discount upon purchase of ASUS #Intel11thGen Laptops!

  • Shopee users can collect limited RM 110 vouchers at ASUS MICROSITE.
  • Vouchers will be available and collectable at MICROSITE from 24.11.2020, 0000. First come first serve basis.
  • Validity of voucher : 24.11.2020 – 04.12.2020
  • Users will be able to apply the voucher code upon check out and enjoy the discount immediately.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

 


NEGERI SELANGOR SALUR INSENTIF KHAS

BERSASAR SECARA ONE-OFF KEPADA PENGGIAT INDUSTRI PELANCONGAN

 

Insentif Khas Sebanyak RM 1,000 Seorang telah Disalurkan

 kepada 553 Penerima yang Layak melalui

Pelan Pemulihan Ekonomi Negeri Selangor

 

SHAH ALAM, 19 November 2020 - Kerajaan Negeri Selangor merupakan antara pendahulu dalam menangani impak pandemik Covid-19 kepada rakyat Negeri Selangor dengan pengumuman Pakej Rangsangan Ekonomi merangkumi dua fasa pelaksanaan, serta Pelan Pemulihan Ekonomi Negeri Selangor, yang telah diumumkan oleh Y.A.B Dato’ Seri Amirudin bin Shari, Dato’ Menteri Selangor, pada 13 Julai lalu.


Antara yang terkandung dalam Pelan Pemulihan Ekonomi Negeri Selangor adalah Pakej Bantuan Sektor Pelancongan kepada Penggiat Industri Pelancongan Negeri Selangor dengan jumlah keseluruhan peruntukan sebanyak RM 2,600,000.00.


Sebanyak RM 553,000.00 dari jumlah ini merangkumi pemberian insentif khas bersasar secara one-off sebanyak RM 1,000 seorang, di mana. Kerajaan Negeri Selangor pada Khamis telah secara rasmi mengagihkan insentif khas ini kepada seramai 553 orang penerima merangkumi 486 pemandu pelancong berlesen dan berdaftar dengan Selangor Tourist Guide Association (SGTA), 16 pengusaha rumah inap atau homestay yang diperakui oleh Kementerian Pelancongan, Kesenian dan Kebudayaan (MOTAC), serta 51 Hos Komuniti Selangor.


Majlis yang hanya dihadiri oleh wakil penerima dari SGTA, penyelaras rumah inap Negeri Selangor dan Hos Komuniti Selangor telah disempurnakan oleh Y.B Tuan Hee Loy Sian, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Pelancongan, Alam Sekitar, Teknologi Hijau, dan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli Negeri Selangor.

 

Pelan Pemulihan Ekonomi Negeri Selangor turut menggariskan Pakej Bantuan Sektor Pelancongan melalui penerbitan subsidi “Baucar Pelancongan Negeri Selangor” dengan nilai bantuan peruntukan sebanyak RM2,000,000.00.


Pakej bantuan kedua bagi pemulihan ekonomi Negeri Selangor dalam sektor pelancongan ini sedang dikemaskini pelaksanaannya pada peringkat akhir, dan dijangka akan dilancarkan pada pertengahan bulan Disember tahun 2020, mengikut situasi semasa Covid-19 khususnya di Negeri Selangor.


Subsidi Baucar Pelancongan Negeri Selangor adalah sebuah langkah seiring yang proaktif dengan pelaksanaan Kempen Promosi Pelancongan Domestik, “Pusing Selangor Dulu” yang telah diperkenalkan oleh pihak Tourism Selangor bagi merancakkan semula industri pelancongan Negeri yang terjejas teruk ekoran pandemik Covid-19.


Kempen Pusing Selangor Dulu turut memberi penekanan kepada inisiatif promosi serba mampan dengan melibatkan usahasama dengan penggiat industri pelancongan seperti pihak Hotel, Agensi Pelancongan, Media dan Syarikat Penerbangan bagi mempromosikan tarikan pelancongan Negeri Selangor secara lebih meluas, termasuk  pakej pelancongan bersepadu merangkumi 9 Daerah dan 12 PBT di Negeri ini.


Adalah menjadi harapan Kerajaan Negeri dan Tourism Selangor agar tawaran insentif dan inisiatif promosi yang dijalankan dapat membantu penggiat industri pelancongan yang terkesan. Hal ini kerana, sektor pelancongan domestik dilihat mempunyai potensi yang besar untuk dikembangkan dan diberi penekanan ke arah mengukuhkan ekonomi kendiri bagi penggiat industri pelancongan, seterusnya memacu pertumbuhan ekonomi Negeri Selangor.



Dari kiri, Encik Azrul Shah Mohamad, Pengurus Besar Tourim Selangor, Y.B Tuan Hee Loy Sian, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Pelancongan, Alam Sekitar, Teknologi Hijau, dan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli Negeri Selangor dan Encik Mohd Faiz Bin Abu Bakar, Penolong Pengarah (Sub- Seksyen Pelancongan, UPEN – Seksyen Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan, Negeri Selangor


Penyerahan mock-up cheque kepada Encik Perremal Maruthamuthu, Pengerusi Persatuan Pemandu Pelancong Selangor (STGA) mewakili 486 ahli STGA

 

Penyerahan mock-up cheque kepada Encik Haji Basir Bin Wasiman, Penyelaras Homestay Banghuris, Sepang merangkap Pengerusi Persatuan Homestay Negeri Selangor


Y.B Tuan Hee Loy Sian menyerahkan mock up cheque kepada graduan Hos Komuniti Selangor tahun 2018, Encik Tee Chee Yang dan graduan tahun 2019, Encik Afzal Bin Azhari   


Y.B Tuan Hee Loy Sian bersama wakil penerima bagi insentif khas bersasar sempena Pelan Pemulihan Ekonomi Negeri Selangor bagi sektor pelancongan


Untuk informasi lanjut, layari laman sesawang rasmi Tourism Selangor di Selangor.Travel


Tentang Tourism Selangor

Tourism Selangor adalah cabang pelancongan Kerajaan Negeri yang ditubuhkan untuk meningkatkan bilangan pelancong tempatan dan antarabangsa ke Negeri Selangor dengan membangunkan keindahan dan keunikan tersendiri Negeri. Banyak inisiatif telah diambil untuk mencapai matlamat ini seperti menganjurkan kempen di peringkat domestik dan antarabangsa, mengadakan misi perdagangan pelancongan yang dilakukan di luar negara, melancarkan misi jelajah dan kembara, dan banyak lagi.




Five Reasons to Have Easy, Tasty and Healthy, Ready-to-Eat Frozen Meals from Ayam Brand™

From Freezer to Table in Less Than 5 Minutes

 

Pasta lovers will be delighted by the new Ayam Brand™ ready-to-eat frozen spaghetti meals that tick all the boxes – no preservatives, no added MSG, no GMO, and made with organic pasta!

 

With the extended CMCO, those of us who are working or studying from home should have healthier options at the ready to resist the temptation of fast foods. 

 

The three ready-to-eat frozen spaghetti meals from Ayam Brand is café quality - choose from Green Curry Tuna with Organic Spaghetti, Spicy Shrimp with Organic Spaghetti or Saba in Tomato Sauce with Organic Spaghetti. Better yet, try them all as they are below 330 calories each.

 

Easy, tasty and healthy, these meals are ready in under 5 minutes with a simple four-step process that takes them from freezer to table. Remove the sleeve, open and cover loosely with the lid, place in a microwave on high for 4 minutes and 30 seconds, and enjoy your meal. It is that easy.

 

Here are five reasons you should make space for Ayam Brand ready-to-eat frozen meals in your life:

  • Balanced single serving portions that combine carbohydrates, protein, and fat for a tasty, filling, low-calorie meal to give you the energy and nutrition you need to take on challenging work or study at home
  • Has at least 4g of dietary fibre per meal to keep you full
  • Does not contain trans-fat for a healthier meal
  • A quick, healthy and convenient meal that ensures we are well-fed even at our busiest times – less than 330 calories per meal!
  • Made from real whole foods including mackerel, tuna, shrimp and vegetables and certified organic pasta. Without MSG, artificial flavorings or preservatives, just rich, natural flavours. Cooked to just the right level of doneness, then flash-frozen on a bed of organic pasta to retain the taste, texture and quality without the need for preservatives
  • Certified Halal by JAKIM, Ayam Brand Frozen Organic Spaghetti range can be enjoyed by all. Available at selected Jaya Grocer stores at RM13 per pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ayam Brand Spicy Shrimp with Organic Spaghetti

Malaysians love it spicy, and the heat from this meal will wake you up. Juicy shrimp, tender baby corn, carrots and crisp green beans tossed in a chili dressing help you eat the rainbow for better health.

 

At 260 calories per meal, it has the lowest calories of the three ready-to-eat meals in the range. 

 

Ready in under 5 minutes, this is the perfect pick-me-up in between your online conferences at home!

 

Ayam Brand Saba in Tomato Sauce with Organic Spaghetti

Flavorful saba fillets in a piquant tomato-based sauce over spaghetti is classic comfort food. Rich in umami flavors for a satisfying meal and packed with protein and omega 3.

 

268 calories of pure delight to accompany a binge-watching session of a trending series.

 

 

 


Ayam Brand Green Curry Tuna with Organic Spaghetti

This Thai-Italian fusion combines meaty tuna chunks with the mild heat of chilies, the freshness of cilantro, lemongrass and galangal, and the creaminess of coconut milk over al-dente spaghetti for an instant favorite.

 

We may not be able to travel now but let the taste of green curry bring you back to the beaches of Thailand. All in just 330 calories per meal.

 

Explore more from Ayam Brand at  www.ayambrand.com.my/frozenpasta 

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ayambrandmalaysia and via 

Instagram  at  https://www.instagram.com/ayambrandmy/


Stay safe and stay healthy!

 

About Ayam Brand

Ayam Brand, a household name in Malaysia and Asia for 128 years, is famed for its wide range of quality and healthy canned food that are preservative free and contain no added MSG. Ayam Brand products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities that meet the highest international standards with worldwide-recognized certifications (HACCP, ISO 9001) and are certified ‘Halal’. Since 2013, Ayam Brand has been ranked in the Top 10 of Malaysia’s most chosen FMCG brands, according to the Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint Study.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020




French prestige beauty retail giant integrates Atome’s flexible payments across its e-commerce website, mobile app and brick & mortar stores in Singapore


SINGAPORE, 18 November 2020 — French prestige beauty retail giant Sephora Singapore has partnered with buy now pay later service Atome to offer customers flexible payment options across its e-commerce website, mobile app and brick & mortar stores in Singapore.


Sephora is the world’s leading prestige beauty retailer with over 2,600 stores in 38 markets, offering customers a unique retail experience with innovative services and nearly 300 beauty brands, including Sephora’s own brand, Sephora Collection. In Singapore, Sephora has 12 physical outlets, an e-commerce website and mobile app, which offer a range of products including makeup, skincare, fragrance, haircare, bath and body and more.


Alia Gogi, President of Sephora Asia, said: “The shopping behaviour and profile of Sephora customers has evolved in the last few years, but especially so this year. They now not only expect a secure, seamless and easy payment experience but also flexibility and choice in how they shop and pay for their beauty products online, on mobile and in-stores. We’re delighted to partner with Atome in introducing ‘buy now pay later’ flexible payment options to first our Singapore -- and later Malaysian -- customers, enhancing their shopping experience both online and in our stores.”


Atome, a leading “buy now pay later” technology company headquartered in Singapore, launched its service in December 2019 and now partners 1,500 online and offline retailers across verticals including fashion, beauty, homeware and lifestyle. Atome allows customers to split their purchases into three equal payments over time with zero interest, hidden charges or annual fees. Atome has since expanded to Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Vietnam.


David Chen, CEO of Atome, said: “We’re really humbled to partner Sephora, a global brand that is not only a leader in beauty and retail, but is also constantly evolving and staying on the forefront of the latest consumer shopping behaviours and payment trends. We’re thrilled to be able to offer Sephora customers in Singapore, and later Malaysia, a safe, easy and flexible payment experience, especially as we enter the festive end-of-year shopping season.”


Atome is available on the App Store and on Google Play

 







Alia Gogi - President of Sephora Asia

David Chen - CEO Atome


About Sephora

Founded in 1970, Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept founded in France by Dominique Mandonnaud. In 1997, it was acquired by luxury conglomerate, LVMH as a way to become the world’s largest retailer of perfumes and beauty. Beauty is written in Sephora’s DNA, and Sephora has since earned its reputation as a beauty trailblazer globally. In 2008, Sephora made its debut in SEA by launching its first retail store in Singapore. In 2015, Sephora acquired Luxola, with a vision to build its e-commerce arm in the SEA region. Today, with 100+ stores in the region, Sephora has established itself as a leader in beauty retail, with true omni-channel presence across South East Asia and Oceania key markets: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Hong Kong SAR, India and Indonesia. The presence also extends to E-commerce first markets like the Philippines. Sephora SEA carries an unparalleled assortment of international brands such as Fenty Beauty and Huda Beauty; cult brands like Tarte Cosmetics and Urban Decay, as well as Pixi and Glamglow. Driven by the idea of offering consumers a seamless, omni buying experience, Sephora SEA continues to reach beauty enthusiasts through multi-channel touch points.


About Atome

Atome is a leading buy now pay later brand in Asia, partnering online and offline retailers to increase conversions and grow average orders and customer segments. For consumers, Atome offers choice, convenience and flexibility in how they choose to shop and pay.  Atome is part of Advance Intelligence Group, a Series-C AI-driven technology company in Asia-Pacific headquartered in Singapore, with operations across Southeast Asia, India and China. Advance Intelligence Group is part of a consortium applying for Singapore's digital wholesale banking licence and was recently ranked No. 5 on LinkedIn’s 2020 Top Startups List in Singapore.

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