Lam Soon Introduces Total Hygiene Care Campaign

Clean More, Spend Less with Brands You Trust  
There is no place like home when it comes to teaching and practising good health and hygiene, but with rising costs the world over, families often face the challenge of getting the best care and protection on a limited budget.   
To address this situation, Lam Soon’s Home and Personal Care Division has launched its ‘Total Hygiene Care’ campaign to promote overall wellness, health and hygiene among Malaysians by making quality products from brands Malaysians trust, affordable.

Lam Soon Total Hygiene Care

The campaign will run for 16 weeks from March 10 to June 30, 2014 with Lam Soon’s trusted brands such as Antabax, bio-home, Fruitale, Labour, May and Zip offering products at promotional prices at all participating retail outlets, nationwide.
According to Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, General Manager, Household and Personal Care, Marketing Division, Mr. Francis Ng, the campaign is aimed at putting the tools for good health and hygiene within reach of more Malaysians, towards building a healthier nation.  

“It is a common belief that our homes are cleaner than external environments, but this is not always true. According to a germ study conducted by NSF International in 2011, findings revealed that three of the top five germ hot spots in homes were in the kitchen[1]. Often what stands in the way of proper personal and home hygiene is cost and time. We are making our products more affordable so that more people can practice good health and hygiene habits at home to reduce the risk of infection,” said Mr. Ng.
“As a caring Malaysian corporation, Lam Soon has been running this campaign for more than 10 years to encourage better health and hygiene practices at home, towards building a healthier nation,” added Mr. Ng.

Included in the personal hygiene offering is the 24-hour 99.9% antibacterial protection offered by the Antabax range, the young, fun and fruity Fruitale range that is enriched with 100% natural fruit extracts, and the May beauty range that includes skincare ingredients and exclusive fragrances.

Antabax is a trusted medicated brand that offers a complete range of antibacterial products to promote healthy and hygienic lifestyle. Antabax cleans and removes 99.9% of germs to provide your family with 24 hours antibacterial protection. Dermatologically tested to be gentle on the skin, its formulation comes with additional essences and special ingredients, including anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamin C and E, as well as cell-rejuvenating effects of Vitamin B complex (B3, B5 and B6). It is also formulated with Derma Protect System, an advanced moisturizing formula that contains Micro Moisture Serum to leave skin softer, smoother and healthier.
Participating Lam Soon home care brands include Zip, kitchen and toilet cleaner, Labour dishwashing range as well as bio-Home, the award winning environmentally friendly dishwasher liquid and multi-purpose cleaner.
“This year, the Total Hygiene Care campaign will also see new products including Antabax Medicated Talc, Fruitale Pure Olive Oil, Orchid Feminine Wash, and relaunches of ZIP Dishwashing Liquid and Syaza Bar Soap,” said Mr. Ng. 
Among the super saver stars in this campaign are Antabax Shower Cream Refill Twin Pack of 550ml, offered at RM11.90 (regular price RM16.60) and three Antabax hand soap refill packs of 300ml at RM8.50 (regular price RM15.00).

The young, fun and fruity Fruitale offers four bar soaps of 85g for the price of three at RM2.65. Dazzling skin can now be yours for only RM10.90, when you purchase May Shower Cream Diamond Dazzle Refill Twin pack of 600ml, which comes in four different combinations to choose from. For those who prefer natural ingredients such as goat’s milk, betel leaf and lemongrass in their beauty regime, Syaza offers one bar soap for free upon purchase of two Syaza bar soaps at only RM3.00. 
In helping to keep homes clean and safe, two bottles of Zip Toilet Bowl Cleaner (available in Floral and Lemon) of 500ml are offered at only RM6.60, instead of its regular price RM9.90.
“Consumers can enjoy the benefits of our quality and award-winning brands, while saving up to 50% for some products. With the Total Hygiene Campaign bringing brands you can believe in, now everyone can clean and be hygienic!” concluded Mr. Ng. 
Discover more and stay up-to-date with Antabax via Facebook:

About Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn BhdLam Soon Edible Oils Sdn. Bhd. (Lam Soon) has been an established manufacturer of edible foods, household and personal care products in Malaysia since the 1950s. In the household and personal care category, their selection of quality products include, May personal care range, Fruitale FairWhite UV personal care range, Antabax antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer range, ZIP homecare product range of dishwashing liquid, floor cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, powder and cream cleanser, Labour dishwashing liquid and paste, and bio-home dishwashing liquid. As a renowned and trusted household brand among consumers, Lam Soon is dedicated to producing quality products for a healthier lifestyle and cleaner homes.

All Happy Families Campaign from Ayam Brand

Ayam Brand™ Introduces ‘All Happy Families’ Campaign to Share Its 120-Year Heritage with A Global Audience 
Ayam Brand, one of the oldest continuously produced consumer brands in Asia
Ayam Brand™, a purveyor of canned food, without preservatives or added MSG, is strengthening its global presence by emphasizing its strong Asian roots through its ‘All Happy Families’ Campaign that builds on a rich heritage of being a favorite of families for more than 120 years.
Established in 1892, Ayam Brand™ is easily recognized by its rooster or ‘Ayam’ logo. It is one of the oldest continuously produced consumer brands in Asia with offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, China, France and Japan, and is available in more than 30 countries, worldwide. Ayam Brand™ is consistently ranked among the top 500 consumer brands in Asia.
Currently the brand produces over 60 million cans annually and counts more than 1,000 employees around the world. Ayam Brand™ is famed for canned fish such as sardines, mackerel and tuna, Asian ingredients such as coconut milk, sauces and pastes and fruit and vegetables such as baked beans, green peas, mushrooms, pineapples and more.
In line with its aspirations to strengthen its presence globally, Ayam Brand is promoting Asian and specifically Malaysian cuisine around the world, through the ‘All Happy Families Campaign’ that showcases it as a heritage brand that is trusted and loved through many generations across the region.
Ayam Brand launches All Happy Families Campaign
Ayam Brand™ goes around the world to get various real families to share how Ayam Brand™ is part of their family traditions. A series of video interviews of these families are available on the Ayam Brand™ website and Facebook fan-pages.
The campaign shows happy local families with their own history and culinary traditions, in front of iconic locations, like the Kuala Lumpur Skyline, the Sydney Opera House, The Hong Kong Peak and the Singapore Marina Barrage.
Internationally renowned, award-winning Malaysian photographer Stefen Chow, a winner of the World Press Award 2013, shot the campaign. He leads the creative direction of the three-year project, travelling around the world to seek, document and photograph families willing to share their story and culinary traditions.
The campaign will run from 2014 to 2016 in three series, one per year with on-the-ground activities as well as print and online exposure in regions where Ayam Brand™ is active. To take the story of Ayam Brand™ global, the campaign was extended in the form of advertisements on the inflight magazines of major world airlines like Qantas, Singapore Airlines, China Southern, SilkAir and Malaysia’s very own AirAsia
According to Ayam Brand Group Marketing Director, Mr Herve Simon, Ayam Brand’s uniqueness lies in its commitment to quality, staying true to its brand heritage and the adaptation of its products to local and regional needs, as well as introducing new variants and products in sync with changing lifestyles and tastes, while carefully extending its reach to a wider audience.
“In Asia, Ayam Brand™ is very much a part of the culinary repertoire of families. The families featured in this campaign are not paid talents but real-life Ayam Brand™ users. The experiences and recipes that they share are truly their own, in keeping with Ayam Brand’s commitment to not adding flavoring, added MSG or preservatives,” said Mr Simon.


Ayam Brand baked beans made with Ayam Brand canned Baked Beans.

The products featured in the Malaysian advertisement are Sardines in Tomato Sauce, Chili Tuna, Baked Beans and Coconut Milk, which are all traditional favorites.
The recipes shared by the families are also representative of the culinary habits of their countries, like En Muhamad Faiz Azizan’s family offering the Malaysian picnic and teatime classic, sardine sandwiches.
“While Ayam Brand™ products are available globally through Asian specialty stores there are still huge opportunities for growth that we are in the process of developing. We are expanding carefully to be true to our brand identity and values. For example our focus is on freshly canned produce, without preservatives or added MSG with the assurance of it being Halal for our Muslim consumers,” said Ms Marie-Magali Falcoz , Ayam Brand Marketing Manager Malaysia said.
“Our aim is to bring the great taste and proven quality of Ayam Brand™ to a wider global audience by showcasing how our brand is a part of the lives of the culinary traditions of the Asian region. The best way to do that is through real people, real families who can attest to the goodness of our product over generations,” Mr Simon said in closing.
For more information on Ayam Brand™ and the ‘All Happy Families’ Campaign, please visit or

M.A.C. Rihanna Viva Glam Red Lipstick

This will be shocking for a lot of women who love M.A.C. Cosmetics…but I haven’t tried or purchased any M.A.C. Lipstick until now. I have a few MAC brushes but I guess I didn’t pay much attention to lip color before. I only have 2 or 3 shades and that’s it. Those colors will last for the year. 
I’ve been interested in exploring lip colors recently and have been trying different brands as well. While reading my monthly copy of Women’s Weekly, I came across MAC Viva Glam Rihanna collection. The color is incredibly striking, beautifully furious. I was captivated and I knew I gotta have one.
So, yes, I explored it at the MAC boutique during one of my visits to Pavilion. I loved it.

M.A.C. Rihanna Viva Glam Lipstick – RM68 for 3g

The lipstick tube is in a sexy red color with matte finish. With the cap off, the tube features Rihanna’s signature in red color against black.


M.A.C. Rihanna Viva Glam Lipstick box

The box is adorned with Rihanna’s signature in metallic red against MAC’s standard black packaging. Truly a celebrity style. Though, of course, we’re not going to use the box, I like that the brand paid attention to it and incorporated the signature.


M.A.C. Lipsticks – Rihanna Viva Glam and Matte Lipstick

The lipstick is using the exact shape and size of the standard MAC lipsticks in the same bullet-like casing. And another good similar thing, MAC Viva Glam Rihanna has the same price as the other MAC lipstick at RM68. 


Swatches of M.A.C. Rihanna Viva Glam Lipstick

The texture of this lipstick is beautiful. It glides smoothly on the lips and has a buildable finish. You can start with lighter red color or swipe a few times until you have that ‘Rihanna’ red effect on your lips. I swipe around three times until I reach that deep red color since that is the shade that I fell in love with in the first place. This Viva Glam item is a frost lipstick so it has that light shimmer finish. Here’s a closer look:

M.A.C. Rihanna Viva Glam swatches

The color is just so defined and creates an immediate impact to my makeup look. You can probably get away with having very simple eye makeup or no makeup at all then just swipe this MAC Viva Glam lipstick and you already have a fashion/ makeup statement. Oh, that red, red lipstick is to die for.

Love, love this MAC lipstick and I’m predicting I’ll have a few more. In fact, I bought this item together with a MAC Matte Lipstick in another deep red shade.
My current lip color collection top picks…(yeah, my last splurge was a Dior lipstick)

About MAC Viva Glam
Rihanna launches the new M.A.C. VIVA GLAM with two strikingly bold shades of red frosted Lipstick and Lipglass, perfectly capturing her fearless, confident style. Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Rihanna goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Limited-edition, soft-touch red packaging features RiRi’s signature.

GUESS Blogger Awards for Denim Lovers – presented by Female


Can’t live without denim? Love your jeans with all your heart and style? Then you stand a strong chance to win wonderful prizes including a GRAND Prize worth over RM4,000!
Denim jeans are still my most comfortable and most prized type of pants. Well, if only I can wear jeans all the time, I’d probably be sporting different cuts and styles of jeans everyday! There’s just something timeless about denim that makes it an ultimate fashion must-have for both boys and girls. Now this contest especially dedicated to denim and to bloggers is definitely an exciting one!


Guess Jeans Blogger Awards presented by Female


Just share your fashion thoughts and inspirations

How can you participate? Guess Jeans and Female Magazine invite bloggers to simply share fashion thoughts and inspirations. All we need to do is follow the 2 steps below to be shortlisted for this contest:
Snap a photo of yourself wearing your favorite pair of denim and tell why denim completes your look in a maximum of 50 words.

GUESS Denim Jeans

Include your full particulars: name, NRIC, blogspot, occupation, address, telephone and email. Email it to 30th April 2014 (please state ‘female GUESS Blogger Awards’ as your subject header)
Click HERE or on this link to send your entry to Guess Blogger Awards 2014:
And that’s it, you’re on your way to winning prizes!
Grand Prize
  1. A two-page feature in the September 2014 issue of Female magazine
  2. RM2,000 cash
  3. GUESS voucher worth RM2,000
  4. An award badge to display on the winner’s blog

Top 3 Prizes
  1. RM500 cash
  2. GUESS voucher worth RM1,000
  3. An award badge to display on the winners’ blogs

4x Consolation Prizes
  1. GUESS voucher worth RM500

Terms and conditions:
  • This contest is open to all female bloggers aged 16 and above
  • Must be residing in Malaysia
  • Must be actively blogging for the past 6 months
  • The judges’ decision is final and Female reserves the right to reject or disqualify incomplete entries. No correspondence will be entertained. Staff of Blu Inc Media Sdn Bhd and all sponsors, and their immediate family members, are not eligible for entry. 
We still have until 30th April 2014 to submit our entries so start capturing your fashionable denim moments now!


Gotta love those denim jeans!

NARS Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara for Thicker & Longer Lashes

I’ve recently been trying a lot of new brands for the first time. This is really exciting!

We all want longer, thicker eyelashes, don’t we?

How many of us ladies would want to have those beautiful, long, solid black, rich lashes? Truth is every woman would want to have captivating eyes. After all, our eyes say a lot more even when we don’t speak. Did you know that in ancient Rome, Roman women should have long and thick lashes as a sign of beauty? Not only do eyelashes signify beauty but it was also believed that “eyelashes fall out from excessive sex”; this meant that it was very important for women during those times to maintain beautiful, long and thick lashes to prove their chastity. That’s a lot of pressure to have nice lashes!
Luckily, we don’t have that kind of pressure now. But, of course, we still desire beautiful lashes. It just makes a lot of difference on how we look. To some, it boosts their confidence. We cannot do much on how big or small our eyes are but we can definitely ‘influence’ how our eyes look, especially the lashes.
In continuation of my journey into trying new things, this time around, I tried and tested a set of volumizing and lengthening mascaras from another new brand that I haven’t tried before…NARS!

NARS Mascaras for me!

I was advised to use 2 mascaras together. First step is volumizing.
NARS Larger than Life Volumizing Mascara
RM95 for 0.21oz
Color – Black, Made in USA
This mascara comes in a nice, matte finish black tube. The applicator or wand is quite easy to use. The bristles are thick, which is good for volumizing effect. I like the look and feel of this tube, simple but chic. There’s just something about black packaging for cosmetics that give a posh appeal.

NARS Larger than Life Volumizing Mascara
NARS Volumizing Mascara applicator/ wand

The mascara itself has a nice texture, easy to apply and is not prone to smudge. Application is done evenly with the brush, convenient and fast to use. But if you do accidentally smear some on your eyelid, just quickly rub with your ring finger and it will easily blend with the eye shadow.
The name itself tells you what it does for your eyelashes: VOLUMIZE. This means thicker-looking lashes. Just what I need for my thin ones!
Second step is lengthening.
NARS Larger than Life Lengthening Mascara
RM95 for 0.21oz
Color – Black, Made in USA
Like a twin of the volumizing mascara, Larger than Life Lengthening Mascara also comes in the exact matte finish black tube. The wand consists of fine bristles meant to maximize lengthening effects of the product.

NARS Larger than Life Lengthening Mascara
NARS Lengthening Mascara applicator/ wand
The mascara has a good texture, not the type that makes your lashes feel heavy. One of the reasons why I’ve stopped using mascaras for years is that “heavy feeling” that stays with the eyes during the entire day. But this one is very light on the lashes, even with 2-3 layers.  
I have “okay” lashes but I wouldn’t mind having the extra length. Oh, why do our lashes get shorter when we age? Nah, don’t answer that.
Before I applied these mascaras, I actually did a small test. Another concern that I have with mascaras is its resistance to water. I hate black smears from mascaras as the day wears on. Let’s see if this one passes…
NARS Mascaras under water resistance test
I let water run through it and it didn’t budge or smear. In fact, I rubbed it afterwards and it still didn’t smudge. I used a makeup cleansing lotion then it finally came off. NARS Larger than Life Volumizing and Lengthening Mascaras passed the water test!
So I applied the 2 mascaras together. And voila! See the difference…

Before (left) and after (right) application of NARS Volumizing + Lengthening Mascaras

My lashes do appear longer and thicker, although not really “larger than life”. But it still does make a difference on how my eyes appear. When you need to remove the mascara, be a bit more patient as it won’t wear off fast. What I do is I gently massage the makeup cleanser (mine is a lotion type) longer than my usual. Then I use another eye makeup remover on a cotton pad then place it on my eyelashes for several seconds to soak the mascara off.
So how was my first set of NARS products? It was good! The mascaras were comfortable to use and make a noticeable improvement on my lashes. They were waterproof so I don’t need to constantly check my eyes on the mirror. The mascaras don’t feel heavy at all even with several layers. NARS mascaras make a stylish final touch to my eye makeup!
The NARS effect on my lashes

Where to buy NARS cosmetics?
NARS Cosmetics opened their first store in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur last year, located at Level 3.

NARS Cosmetics store in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Level 3

About NARS Cosmetics (via
NARS Cosmetics is a Shiseido-owned cosmetics and skin care company founded by François Nars, make-up artist and photographer. The cosmetics line began with twelve lipsticks sold at Barneys New York. Since then, NARS have created various multi-use beauty products. The minimalist packaging was created by Fabien Baron and has been hailed as a modern design icon. In 1996, Nars started his first advertising campaign doing the photography for the ads himself.
Product shades carry provocative names like ‘Orgasm’, ‘Deep Throat’, ‘Striptease,’ and ‘Sex Machine’. NARS ‘Orgasm’ blush is one of their most top-selling products, being Best of Sephora’s Best Blush for 2006, 2007 and 2008. They have developed an entire “Orgasm Collection,” including blush, lipgloss, multiples, illuminators, and even nail polish. In addition, NARS product shades are also named after geographic locations such as ‘Iceland’, ‘Kalahari’, and ‘Kuala Lumpur’.
Some of the most popular NARS products are blushes, bronzers, lipsticks, and their world famous eye-shadow palettes. The shadows are highly pigmented and come in an array of beautiful colours. They have been known to release products inspired by artists such as Andy Warhol using colours from one of his famous paintings ‘Marilyn Monroe’. (for more info, log on to

Shizens Shui and Replenish Nutrient Expert

Shizens Hydro Anti-Aging Skincare Regimen (part 2)
Thanks for your interest to read on after part 1 – Shizens Hydro Cleanser and Hydro Enhancing Lotion product review
After application of the Hydro Enhancing Lotion, the skin is now well prepared for the following skincare products. 

Shizens SHUI
Shizens SHUI comes in the same elegant gold and pearl color scheme as the other Hydro products but SHUI has a screw cap instead of a pump. The bottle has a double layer of white and clear acrylic, which is also evident in the screw cap. Even without a pump, dispensing is very controllable and the liquid is easy to pour on the palm.

Shizens Shui on my palm
The product itself is also water-like in viscosity like the Enhancing Lotion. Using the palm, it is delightful to apply on the face. Some prefer to apply serums or essences with the palm or fingertips since there’s no wastage left when using cotton pads. And it’s nice to feel the product from skin to skin. This essence is definitely one of my favorite skincare items now.
SHUI acts like an enzyme to prepare your skin to accept other nutrients easily. By activating the cells, it will improve the skin blood circulation. The more rapid the blood circulation, the easier for the skin to detoxify the negative substances such as pimples, oil seeds and etc. By replenishing the missing nutrients, skin will be restored to its best texture, tone, and luminosity while strengthening its immune system. Shui detoxifies negative substances and replenishes nutrients to make the skin healthy and flawless.
SHUI is enriched with the Ganoderma Lucidum extract, which comes from a type of mushroom known as Ling Zhi (in Chinese) or Reishi (in Japanese). The mushroom has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. The extract, also known as the “medicine of eternal life”, inhibits the formation of melanin, so this means brightening efficacies for the skin.
How to use:
After applying the Enhancing Lotion (or your normal toner/ lotion), dispense SHUI onto your palm or on a cotton pad.  Apply all over the face, pat gently.
Shizens Shui price: RM588 for 180ml

Shizens Replenish Nutrient Expert

Shizens Replenish Nutrient Expert (RNE) comes in a square-ish jar with the same gold and pearl color as SHUI. The jar features the double-layer container elegantly (yeah, I’m very amused by the nice pearl and transparent layers of the containers huh). It also has a secondary cover after the cap for better hygienic purposes and to prevent the product from spilling to the inside of the cap when accidentally kept upside down.

Shizens Replenish Nutrient Expert on my hand
The cream itself has a light peach color, not your traditional white or off-white color for a moisturizer. Surprisingly, for its yoghurt-like texture, it was not greasy at all and doesn’t make my face sticky. During the day, it blends well with my sunscreen and liquid foundation. I love how it makes both my face and neck feel supple even after my first overnight application. Amazing. This is a must-have-stock moisturizer in my vanity cabinet.
Various botanical extracts were used in the formulation of Shizens Replenish Nutrient Expert. These botanical extracts synergize perfectly with each other to deliver the best result to the skin and stimulate the collagen production and restore elasticity of skin. It contains natural herbs that are proven to have anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-oxidant and healing properties. RNE helps to hydrate the skin and keep it moist and supple.
Replenish Nutrient Expert works synergistically together with SHUĬ, the perfect essence to detoxify negative substances as well as strengthen skin immune system. SHUĬ motivates the absorption of Replenish Nutrient Expert that supplies sufficient nutrients to our skin. Visible changes can be seen with combination usage of SHUĬ and Replenish Nutrient Expert. Skin looks healthy and luminous after few days of continuous use.
How to use:
After applying SHUI, dab amounts of Replenish Nutrient Expert on the face and neck using your fingertips. Massage gently until fully absorbed.

Shizens Replenish Nutrient Expert price: RM148 for 10g/ RM380 for 30g
So what’s my overall VERDICT?
O.M.G. This regimen is amazing for me. I’ve felt the difference in just a few days. It is not easy to show the improvement on the photos but I think most important is how a person feels about her/his skin. Within 3 days, my skin feels great, feels supple and smooth. Within 7 days, there’s improvement on the texture and clarity of my skin. My pores are less noticeable and there’s reduction in redness on some areas of my face. Waking up to refreshed skin is also a great plus! Now, even if I had less sleep, my skin still looks clear in the morning as long as I don’t skip my regimen in the evening.
See my before and after photos below, taken right after washing, no other product applied (ignore brightness/darkness as it’s difficult to maintain lighting consistency on photography and I didn’t want to edit).

Before (left) and after (right) 3 days of using Shizens skincare regimen

Third day (left) and Seventh day (right) of using Shizens skincare regimen

This experience has revealed confidence for me to use Shizens products. I think I should explore more Shizens items soon! 

Here are the Shizens products that I used:


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Discover more skincare and cosmetics from Shizens at
Shizens Outlets:
Pavilion – Lot 6.47.00, Level 6, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Times square Outlet – Lot-04-20B, Berjaya Time Square, 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Wangsa Walk – Lot GK-03A Wangsa Walk Mall, 1 Jalan Wangsa Delima 12, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Isetan KLCC – 1st Level, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Isetan Garden – 2nd Floor, The Gardens Mid Valley Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Metrojaya BB Plaza – LG Floor, Bukit Bintang Plaza 111 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Metrojaya Mid Valley – Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Festival Mall –1st Floor, KL Festival City, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Sungai Wang – LG-111, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Pavilion – Level 3, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson KLCC – 1st Floor, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
AEON Maluri – Jalan Jejaka, Taman Maluri Cheras 55100, Kuala Lumpur

About Shizens

Shizens is a skin care and cosmetics brand, propelling its expansion in Malaysia as well as regional market. Inspired and infused by bountiful natural ingredients, Shizens offers a wide range of products, from make-up, skin protection to skin care, all created to revive and nourish your natural beauty.

Combining eastern values emphasizing benefits from botanical extracts and the advancement of western technology, Shizens products are enriched with natural ingredients selected from different part of the world.

Shizens offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic and skin care products. Eye Charm, Lip Painter and Liposome Fair Refining Essence are Shizens best-selling products. Additionally, Shizens offers products such as Natural Pore Nutrient Foundation, Pore UV Essence BB cream, Double Auto Eyebrow (eyebrow pencil), Mascara, Silky Renewal Gel, Moisture Cleansing Balm and many more to help individuals exude personal glamour with a natural look.

As a growing cosmetics and skin care company in Malaysia, Shizens will keep improving by bringing more excelling products to benefit our customers.

Shizens Hydro Cleanser and Enhancing Lotion

Shizens Hydro Anti-Aging Skincare Regimen (part 1)
Well, this is totally new to me. I’ve never tried any Shizens product before, not even their very famous mascara or lip products. Not that I didn’t want to try but I guess I’m more comfortable with brands where I can do beauty shopping at my own pace and time. When I have really made up my mind to purchase a certain item from a brand’s beauty counter, yes, I do approach one. Or when I was doing competitor checks while I was still managing skincare brands. But, most of the time, I prefer going around and exploring different brands and products myself with less intervention from beauty consultants until I ask for it.
With special thanks to Shizens, I had the opportunity to try some of their products and what I’m about to share is a revelation. I do respect the brand but I wasn’t quite sure if the products are suitable to me…before.
Shizens Hydro Anti-Aging Skincare
Shizens has an anti-aging skincare range, the Hydro Series, which combines hydration and anti-aging. I had 4 products to test and try: Hydro Cleanser, Hydro Enhancing Lotion, SHUI and Replenish Nutrient Expert.
Being a skincare addict, I’m one of those people who are particular in making sure that the first step of the skincare regimen is done right. I don’t compromise on cleansers; my cleanser should have the efficacy to thoroughly remove dirt and yet good enough to nourish my skin.

Shizens Hydro Cleanser

Shizens Hydro Cleanser comes in this beautiful gold and pearl colored bottle (you might have noticed in my previous posts that I have a weakness for gorgeous packaging). I love the color combination that makes an elegant statement. The bottle itself is a double layer of white and clear acrylic, with highlight of gold pump and gold strip on the removable cap. Pretty gorgeous, isn’t it?

Shizens Hydro Cleanser on my palm
The cleanser product itself is a shimmering gel with tiny reddish micro-beads if you look closely (you can’t see it here, though). With addition of water, it turns into light foam that spreads nicely on the face. I really fell in love with this item; it has a feel of soft cushion on my skin while I was massaging. And after rinsing, it leaves a smooth, lovely feel on my face, almost “babyskin-like”. There was no dry or stinging feel, just soft and tender. The scent of the cleanser is just mild and pleasant to the senses.
Shizens Hydro Cleanser removes dirt and impurities without stripping off the skin’s essential moisture. It helps in increasing the moisture level of the skin to make it hydrated, healthy and radiant. It is gentle, non-irritant and suitable for most types of skin. 
How to use the Hydro Cleanser:
Pump a pea-size amount on your palm. Add a bit of water and rub between your palms to create light foam then gently massage all over the face. Rinse thoroughly. (For those who use heavy and waterproof makeup, like me, it’s best to use a makeup remover/ cleansing oil or lotion prior to face cleanser)
Shizens Hydro Cleanser price: RM158 for 100ml

Shizens Hydro Enhancing Lotion
Shizens Hydro Enhancing Lotion also comes in the same gold and pearl color bottle as the cleanser. The pump makes it easy to dispense just the right amount of the product on a cotton pad. You also have the option to use your hand to apply this on your skin if this is more convenient or comfortable for you.

Shizens Hydro Enhancing Lotion on my palm
The lotion product itself is a clear fluid with water-like viscosity. Like the cleanser and other products within this range, it has a mild, pleasant scent that does not linger. It is easily absorbed in the skin and does not leave any sticky residue. My skin feels clean and refreshed after applying the lotion.
Shizens Hydro Enhancing Lotion serves as a second cleanser to further cleanse the face for better absorption of following skincare products. It works to repair skin cells and decelerate aging of the skin. It contains anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for youthful skin.
How to use the Enhancing Lotion:
After cleansing your face and wiping it dry, dispense the lotion on a cotton pad or on your palm. Pat gently all over the face. Apply day and night.
Shizens Hydro Enhancing Lotion price: RM188 for 100ml
So that’s the Hydro Cleanser and Enhancing Lotion. After applying these 2 products, it’s time for Shui and Replenish Nutrient Expert. For purposes of not making this post too long, I’ve split it into 2 parts. To read on about Shui and Replenish Nutrient Expert, click HERE and discover Shizens results on my skin within 7 days.
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Discover more skincare and cosmetics from Shizens at

Shizens flagship store in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

Shizens Outlets:
Pavilion – Lot 6.47.00, Level 6, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Times square Outlet – Lot-04-20B, Berjaya Time Square, 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Wangsa Walk – Lot GK-03A Wangsa Walk Mall, 1 Jalan Wangsa Delima 12, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Isetan KLCC – 1st Level, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Isetan Garden – 2nd Floor, The Gardens Mid Valley Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Metrojaya BB Plaza – LG Floor, Bukit Bintang Plaza 111 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Metrojaya Mid Valley – Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Festival Mall –1st Floor, KL Festival City, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Sungai Wang – LG-111, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Pavilion – Level 3, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson KLCC – 1st Floor, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
AEON Maluri – Jalan Jejaka, Taman Maluri Cheras 55100, Kuala Lumpur

About Shizens
Shizens is a skin care and cosmetics brand, propelling its expansion in Malaysia as well as regional market. Inspired and infused by bountiful natural ingredients, Shizens offers a wide range of products, from make-up, skin protection to skin care, all created to revive and nourish your natural beauty. 
Combining eastern values emphasizing benefits from botanical extracts and the advancement of western technology, Shizens products are enriched with natural ingredients selected from different part of the world. 
Shizens offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic and skin care products. Eye Charm, Lip Painter and Liposome Fair Refining Essence are Shizens best-selling products. Additionally, Shizens offers products such as Natural Pore Nutrient Foundation, Pore UV Essence BB cream, Double Auto Eyebrow (eyebrow pencil), Mascara, Silky Renewal Gel, Moisture Cleansing Balm and many more to help individuals exude personal glamour with a natural look.
As a growing cosmetics and skin care company in Malaysia, Shizens will keep improving by bringing more excelling products to benefit our customers.

Philips Fidelio SoundBar HTL9100, World’s 1st Soundbar with Detachable Speakers!

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can enjoy movies at the comfort of your living room or bedroom? But you want to have the full experience of sound effects as a cinema house. You wish you could install some nice speakers, hmmm, but your condo space is too tight for those bulky units.
Good news! Philips has again led the way in technology advancement for betterment of our lives! You, your friends and your loved ones now have access to surround sound experience of watching movies at home minus the hassle of fixing wires and allotting big space for speakers.
WOOX Innovation recently announced the Malaysian release of the Philips branded world’s first Soundbar with detachable speakers, the Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100, in conjunction with the Harvey Norman IPC Atrium Road Show 2014.
Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100 is now in Malaysia!
The multiple award-winning Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100 is the first to feature detachable wireless side speakers that when removed, changes the soundbar from virtual surround sound to 5.1 channel surround sound on demand.  The HTL9100 features a wireless subwoofer with the stylish high-end design consumers have come to love and expect from the Fidelio line.

The Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar is a clever and simple wireless system that provides consumers with the convenience of saving on space in their homes without the hassle of dealing with a mess of wires thereby enjoying a truly cinematic experience in the comfort of one’s own home.
According to the WOOX Innovations Malaysia, Business Leader, Mr. Andrew Tan, the Philips Fidelio SoundBar HTL9100 is the first of its kind to feature wireless detachable speakers that automatically changes the soundbar from Virtual Surround Sound to 5.1 Channel Surround Sound on Demand when the speakers are removed from the main console.

“Soundbars are simply speakers in a bar that save space and boost TV sound. Many come with subwoofers and a growing number are Bluetooth-enabled but the sound quality tends to be lacking. The Philips Fidelio HTL9100 is different as it delivers convincing 5.1 Channel surround sound,” Mr. Tan explained.
The Philips Fidelio SoundBar HTL9100 was awarded the Home Theater Innovation 2013-2014 Award by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) in 2013.

“New homes in Malaysia, especially condominiums and apartments seem to be getting smaller and space is at a premium.  A full surround home theatre system simply takes up too much space and is not practical for high-rise dwellers.  We have received many requests for the Philips Fidelio HTL9100 from Malaysian consumers and are confident of its appeal to discerning audiophiles who are faced with space and budgetary constraints,” said Mr. Tan.
“We understand that with rising prices, consumers are looking for innovative, space-saving, design driven solutions to suit their lives and lifestyles.  This is why we have various introductory offers that will offer even more value,” Mr. Tan said. 
HOT DEAL at Harvey Norman IPC Atrium Roadshow until 16th March!
Only at Harvey Norman outlets, every unit of HTL9100 purchased during the IPC Atrium Roadshow from March 12 – 16 will entitle the buyer to purchase the Philips HMP8100, a media player at only RM99, instead of the usual price of RM699, as well as receive a RM200 discount voucher.   
The RM200 discount voucher can be used for the purchase of the HTL9100 Soundbar.   Any purchase of RM500 and above of Philips Audio products consumers will be entitled to participate in a lucky dip that offer premium prizes. 
The Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100 retails for RM2,999 and is available at all major retail outlets.
A sleek black silver banded cylindrical artifact, the Philips Fidelio HTL9100 is a minimalist masterpiece designed specifically for people who have limited space.  The ends can be removed to become wireless rear satellite speakers, communicating with the main unit via 5.8GHz signal to avoid interference from Wi-Fi or Bluetooth signals.  They run on rechargeable batteries that last up to 10 hours before returning to the main bar to be recharged.

What’s inside the Philips Fidelio HTL9100
Main Unit (W x H x D) – 1035 x 70 x 156  mm
Main Unit Weight – 4.18  kg
Subwoofer (W x H x D) – 200 x 510 X 200  mm
Subwoofer Weight – 5  kg
Packaging (W x H x D) – 765 x 260 x 371  mm
Weight incl. Packaging – 16  kg
Surround sound
The exploded configuration of the Fidelio HTL9100 surrounds the listener with two 1-inch tweeters and four 2.5-inch midrange drivers.
The HTL9100 decodes Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks, and switches to a standard 5.1-channel signal once the satellites detach. Impressive audio panning brings movies, gaming, television shows and music to life.  This is a highly functional pop-up home theatre system for people with limited space.
Sound Enhancement
                        Double Bass Sound
                        Night Mode
                        Treble and Bass Control
                        Surround on demand
Sound System
                        Dolby Digital 5.1
                        DTS Digital Surround
Speaker output power – 120
Subwoofer output power – 90
Total Power RMS @ 30% THD – 210  W
Connectivity is a breeze as the satellites plug into the main unit via a proprietary connection supported by magnets.
Integrated Connections – Bluetooth
iPod/iPhone – via 3.5 mm Audio In
Rear Connections
                        AUX in
                        Digital coaxial in
                        Digital optical in
                        HDMI 1.4 output (ARC)
                        HDMI IN 1
                        HDMI IN 2
Side connections – Audio In (3.5 mm)
Aside from the Home Theater Innovation 2013-2014 Award by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) in 2013, at the 2013 What Hifi Awards, the Philips Fidelio range also bagged 3 awards, which included ‘Product of the Year’ in the category of Soundbars for the Philips Fidelio SoundBar HTL9100.
Well, I’m not a very technical person when it comes to sound systems. But the look alone of this gadget is enough to get anyone looking and drooling. To movie buffs and everyone who enjoys chillin’ and watchin’ at home, you gotta check this out!
About WOOX Innovations
WOOX Innovations is dedicated to delivering meaningful innovation in connected entertainment. From great sound quality, to advanced technology and sophisticated design, we strive to improve the entertainment experience. Headquartered in Hong Kong and with over 2000 employees worldwide, WOOX Innovations develops, markets and sells Philips branded audio, video, multimedia and accessories products worldwide. WOOX Innovations is a subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips N.V.

Healthy Hair with Olive Shampoo & Conditioner from the Skintopic

I’m not one of those lucky ladies who were blessed with glorious, flowing, manageable hair. I did have beautiful hair when I was younger and it didn’t matter what shampoo I use. It just stays straight, shiny and soft. But as I aged, my hair became harder to maintain and manage. I remember starting to worry about it when I was around 14. I started having frizzes, my hair became unruly, and if I cut it shorter than shoulder length, I’ll have “bad hair days” for at least a month! Not that I intentionally torture myself by cutting it that short; but sometimes, some hair stylists can’t stop cutting. 
As I mentioned in my other hair care-related posts, I have resorted to hair rebonding years back. But now, I’m trying to reduce the need to go through this treatment. So I am actually in search of good hair products that can help me in achieving soft, manageable hair even if it’s not super straight like how it gets from rebonding. 

Olive with extra virgin olive oil Shampoo and Conditioner
I can’t remember if I’ve already tried using hair products with olive oil as a key ingredient but I was so thrilled when I was given a chance to try Olive Hair Nourishing Shampoo and Olive Hair Hydrating Conditioner. These products are available at theSkintopic outlets or boutiques (full store list below). Made in New Zealand by Simunovich Olive Estate Limited, Olive hair products are free from parabens, mineral oils, artificial colors and other harmful ingredients. I do know that olive oil is an amazing skincare ingredient because of its antioxidant properties. And I’m quite sure it will also do wonders for the hair.
Olive (with Extra Virgin Olive Oil) Hair Nourishing Shampoo
250ml at RM101
Life after opening – 12 months 
Olive with extra virgin olive oil Hair Nourishing Shampoo @ theSkintopic
The shampoo comes in a light olive green plastic bottle with a clear cap. The look of the bottle has that “organic” feel to it, with its clean appeal and green-brown color combination. I love that the cap of the shampoo comes with a push function, which makes it easy to open and close while giving control to the amount you disperse. 

Simunovich Olive Estate Emblem/ Seal
I also liked the emblem stamped on the box and on the bottle itself. It features the Fleur-de-lis (fleur means ‘flower’ in French and lis means ‘lily’), a stylized lily or iris used as a decorative symbol. The emblem or logo on this product stands for Simunovich Olive Estate — Nature – Nurture – Growth. 

Olive Hair Nourishing Shampoo and foam
The product itself is a clear liquid with very mild scent of olive oil and herbs. With sufficient amount of water, the shampoo creates light foam. It’s easy to use and massage all over the hair but you might need more amount than normal shampoos. This is because Olive Hair Nourishing Shampoo does not contain those harmful sulfates like other ordinary shampoos have. After use, my hair does feel light and smooth, not frizzy and rough.
What the packaging says:
A moisturising and hydrating shampoo for natural and salon treated hair. A gentle pH balanced, nutrient-rich blend containing extra virgin olive oil that will help to cleanse your hair and scalp of excessive oils and pollutants, while restoring moisture for softness and proteins for conditioning.
Use daily or as needed. Massage onto wet hair and work into a lather. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. To ensure healthy hair we recommend you use Olive Hair Conditioner and Olive Renewal Hair Masque. Beneficial for both natural and salon treated hair. Can be used daily. For external use, if product gets into eyes, rinse immediately with water.
Key active Ingredients:
Extra Virgin Olive oil: Assists the skin’s ability to naturally regenerate, nourish, hydrate, oxygenate and protect itself.
Aqua Spring water: Helps the natural and organic plant extracts penetrate and hydrate.
Vitamin B: Deeply moisturises, hydrates and guards against dryness
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sucrose Cocoate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, D-Panthenol, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Glyceryl Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Xanthan Gum, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Beta Carotene, Lactic Acid
Olive (with Extra Virgin Olive Oil) Hair Hydrating Conditioner
150ml at RM101 
Life after opening – 36 months
Olive with extra virgin oil Hair Hydrating Conditioner
I can’t live without conditioner so my hair care always comes in a set. The Olive Hair Hydrating Conditioner comes in a soft tube with the opening at its base. Like the shampoo, this product also features the Simunovich logo with the Fleur-de-lis that I like. I find it unusual, though, that the size of the conditioner is smaller than the shampoo. It should at least be the same size of 250ml shampoo. I can predict that I’ll finish the conditioner much earlier than the shampoo. The product itself is an opaque, white fluid that has a mild olive scent. 

Olive Hair Hydrating Conditioner
I applied the conditioner after washing with the Olive shampoo then leave it on for around 5 minutes with a shower cap on. It’s easy to rinse, unlike other conditioners that tend to take much water to wash off. With water shortage nowadays in Malaysia, it does help to require less water to wash and bathe. My hair feels a lot softer after washing, definitely better than just washing with shampoo alone.
What the packaging says:
A conditioning treatment to moisturise and hydrate natural and salon treated hair.
A deep moisturising and hydrating treatment for natural and salon treated hair. Olive’s pH balanced, nutrient-rich blend of natural plant extracts and extra virgin olive oil will provide deep conditioning while restoring softness, manageability and a healthy shine.
After washing hair with Olive Hair Shampoo, apply conditioner, then massage gently all over your hair, paying more attention to the roots and tips. For best results, comb through the hair and leave for a few minutes, allowing time for the nutritional ingredients to penetrate the hair. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Beneficial for both natural and salon treated hair. Can be used daily. For external use, if product gets into eyes, rinse immediately with water.
Key active Ingredients:
Extra Virgin Olive oil: Assists the skin’s ability to naturally regenerate, nourish, hydrate, oxygenate and protect itself.
Aloe Vera: Healing, soothing, hydrating, softening, anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties.
Jojoba: Exceptional softening and moisturising properties promoting suppleness.
Vitamin B: Deeply moisturises, hydrates and guards against dryness
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-57, D-Panthenol, Inulin, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Glycerin, Moringa pterygosperma Seed Extract, Glyceryl Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin
My Verdict:
The organic Olive Hair Care set is a great choice especially for those who have sensitive scalp, dandruff or dry hair. Extra virgin olive oil in shampoo and conditioner can give amazing benefits for the hair. Potent with health and beauty benefits and used for centuries, olive oil remains to be a powerful antioxidant that is good for the hair, the skin and the body.
The Olive Hair Care range by Simunovich Olive Estate is 
  • Free from parabens
  • Free from mineral oils
  • Free from silicones
  • Free from artificial colors
  • Free from animal products
  • Perfect for the whole family
  • Not tested on animals
  • Natural, safe for the skin


Ooooh and I also bought this Tebe Lavish Soap bar (RM75 for 170g)! The scent alone is enchanting and relaxing. So excited to ‘lavish’ my body soon with this soap that contains pure olive leaf and green tea extracts!
You can check more products at these Skintopic outlets:
theSkintopic at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
theSkintopic Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Lot P5.12.00, Level 5
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 03-2142 9988
theSkintopicAvenue K
C-16A, Concourse Floor
156 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2166 9988
Subang Parade 
Lot LGC01, Lower Ground Floor
No 5 Jalan SS16/1
47500 Subang Jaya

Phone: 03-5638 2988
theSkintopic Hartamas Shopping Centre
PF3, First Floor
No. 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-6205 8828
theSkintopic The Curve
K-G8-W, Ground Floor
No. 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara,
47810, Petaling Jaya Selangor
Phone: 03-7722 2213
For general inquiries, you can call +603 7722 2213
Stay connected to Skintopic via their FB page:
Find out more about Olive Tebe products at
theSkintopic has a wide range of body care and skincare products including premium brands like Linden Leaves, Olive and Tebe, Wild Ferns and Evolu.

KidZania KL Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

KidZania was a mystery to me until last Sunday. Although I’ve heard of it several times and meet kids who go ‘gaga’ over the mention of KidZania, I didn’t really have the time to explore what this place is about, and moreover, my son was only 2 years old when KidZania first arrived in Malaysia.
KidZania KL 2nd Anniversary

Oh, how fast time flies! KidZania KL, award-winning indoor family edutainment centre, just celebrated its second anniversary with its industry partners, children and parents in a day that proved that ‘All Good Things Come in 2s’! Now my son is already 4 years old and I was just delighted to be part of KidZania’s celebration together with him. At this age, he will have a better understanding of what to do in this play land. For those who also find KidZania a new concept, KidZania is an indoor city where children can engage into different activities that simulate real life professions such as fire fighter, baker, chef, radio DJ, dentist, policemen, postman and more.
Entering KidZania for the first time, I was welcomed by flights of escalators that lead up to the edutainment area that is beaming with happy children all around. I actually didn’t know where to start. Luckily, a helpful staff informed me that I need to encash the cheque at CIMB bank. So my naughty son and I headed to CIMB.

Encash the CIMB cheque for KidZania money

KidZos from The Bank of Kidzania
My son was given this stack of paper money, or what KidZania refers to as KidZos. The KidZos are to be used to pay for some of the activities while some activities allow children to earn money. It’s a great way to educate children about real life, and how they will eventually need to work on their own to have money for things they want to do or buy.
In conjunction with KidZania’s 2nd anniversary, the first 200 hundred visitors were given free entry, with subsequent visitors receiving 40% off regular ticket prices. There were special performances by the Beaming Strings Ensemble and the KidZania Kuala Lumpur Artistic Percussionists, as well as 200 party packs that included popcorn and exclusive merchandise for kids who turned up at the park at 2:00pm, kept the party going.

The second anniversary celebrations were presided over by the Governor of KidZania Malaysia, Yang Mulia Tunku Dato’ Ahmad Burhanuddin, who is also the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd, Mr Andrés Fabre, Chief Operating Officer of KidZania Central Government, with En Mohd Daud Mohd Arif, Secretary of Industry Development Division, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MOTAC) and Tuan Haji Zainuddin Abas, Director of Co-Curriculum and Arts Division, Ministry of Education, Malaysia.
Grand Prize winner of KidZania Video Contest
KidZania KL also held a video contest and the winners were announced that day. The grand prize winners, eleven year old Emily Gunn Shian Mum of Petaling Jaya and eleven year old Lau Hau Shien of Klang, each received an all-expenses paid vacation for a family of four to KidZania Dubai, worth RM25,000. Wow!

Happy birthday, KidZania!
The ceremony was marked with lighting of several cakes. Each letter from “KidZania” had 1 rectangular cake and the guests of honor lighted the cakes. This was followed by a dance performance of KidZania’s mascots that mesmerized the kids including my son. He particularly liked Bache, a cute dog in light blue. I rarely get a chance to take a photo of him with a mascot because he doesn’t want to. But he really liked Bache. 

Naughty boy with KidZania’s Lovable Dog, Bache

After the ceremonies, the first thing he tried was the BHP petrol station. Yes, like a lot of young boys, my son has this special attraction to things that involve cars, train or anything with wheels. After performing the activity, the children were given several KidZos. So this is actually a “money-making” activity where they can earn. Good stuff.
BHP Petrol in KidZania
Then he tried the auto repair shop, of course, because it involved wheels! He was so engrossed with removing tires from the red car. He actually did this activity a few times!
Auto Repair Shop at KidZania

He also tried a few other things such as baking a cupcake at Ayam Brand and he wanted to be a firefighter. However, the queue to the firefighter center was very long and my son cannot wait. But he had a blast with the auto repair shop so he’s happy.
We also visited the National Store of Kidzania where cool merchandise are for sale. See those adorable Bache stuff? But my son’s addiction to wheels prevailed. He picked a DIY wooden puzzle figure of a double-decker bus.

National Store of KidZania

The place is truly a haven for children and even parents. I’m sure it will be a delight for other parents, too, to see their kids engaging in simulation of careers that encourages children to think ahead. New activities are regularly introduced at KidZania Kuala Lumpur as new industry partners become part of the children’s city, giving young visitors more edutainment experiences and exposure to real-life professions.  In 2013, 43 industry partners joined KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
There are so many things for your kids to try at KidZania
So should you bring your kids to KidZania? If they’re above 4, YES! They will definitely have a good time and will easily spend hours of engaging in educational activities. Who knows, this can be a small step towards their mission of becoming a doctor, dentist, engineer or chef one day.
Stay connected to KidZania KL via their FB page:
And for more info, visit their website at:
Admission fees:

About KidZania

KidZania is an indoor family education and entertainment centre, which offers an interactive learning and entertainment experience targeted at kids aged 4 to 14 years. KidZania combines role-play with real life, creating a kid-centric city experience designed to educate and inspire kids; from arriving at the airport, to visiting a city centre to exploring the city streets. As in the real world, kids choose activities – such as being a police officer, doctor, journalist or a customer – and earn money, which they can then spend or save. KidZania operates just like a real city complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognisable destinations in the form of “establishments” sponsored and branded by leading international and local brands. The facilities are designed to educate through experience, fostering the development of life skills, but from a kid’s perspective it is all about fun.
Essentially the fastest growing educational and entertainment brand in the world, KidZania has won numerous awards, having been voted “Best Theme Park Worldwide” by The Themed Entertainment Association, “Top Family Entertainment Centre of the World” by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (“IAAPA”), “Global Leisure Operator of the Year” by Retail and Leisure International and “Concept of the Year” by MAPIC.
Recently, KidZania Kuala Lumpur won the “Best Experience for Kids” at the Best of Malaysia Awards (BOMA) 2013 and the Bronze Award for the “Best Online Driver” category for its Kids for a Greener World campaign at the Marketing Events Awards 2013.
About Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn. Bhd.
Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Malaysian Government’s investment arm, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, was incorporated in June 2009 to develop, manage and operate theme parks and attractions in Malaysia, serving as a catalyst for the leisure and tourism industry and bringing premier international theme parks and attractions to the region. The theme parks include KidZania Kuala Lumpur, an indoor family education and entertainment centre, which offers an interactive learning and entertainment experience; LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort – the sixth LEGOLAND to be built in the world and the very first in Asia; SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN, the first of its kind outside of Japan; The Little Big Club, a single themed attraction that is home to five popular global characters; and LAT’s Place, a themed restaurant with live animation based on the popular Kampung Boy (Village Boy) character by famous local cartoonist, LAT. Themed Attractions will also develop, manage and operate KidZania Singapore.