Monday, September 21, 2020

[Activities] An adventure to the Taralamas River Canyon, Kg. Tiang Lama, Ranau.

Wow, what a year.  I can't remember the last time, oh wait I did went for hiking months back to Tamaza Waterfall (sorry blog post tergendala) but I haven't been doing it as often that I would have liked.  This time, went on a trip with my group from handstand class with a runner friend to Taralamas River Canyon in Ranau. 

We opt for overnight at the homestay which cost us RM30 per person, coz we needed the electricity to charge our phones (there's camping 🏕 option: Bring your own tent at RM10 per pax and RM20 per pax for option at the sulap), and coz it's way more convenient than waking up early and driving at 3am to get to our somewhat unknown destination that might take us 3 hours to reach. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Russell ‘Taylors’ to Sabahans’ needs by bringing its products to S-Mart Sabah

Russell Taylors, a brand specialising in kitchen appliances for the home, now delivers its line of products to Sabahans directly from the state itself via a collaboration with Malaysia’s no. 1 e-commerce platform Shopee. This expansion is on the back of market research executed by the brand, where resulting insights have shown a strong demand for Russell Taylors goods from Sabah.

With the country still battling the spread of Covid-19, the digitalization of businesses becomes essential as more Malaysians shop online for necessities including home appliances. This is apparent in the sales performance achieved by Russell Taylors on Shopee during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Sabah student's display of exemplary determination attracts Shopee

E-commerce platform hands over Care Package to Veveonah and launches Shopee Sapot Lokal Bah! campaign for Sabahans.

The story of Veveonah Mosibin who had to spend a night up a tree to get better internet access in order to do her exams online, has caught the attention of Shopee.  The e-commerce platform sent a team over to Kg Sapatalang, Pitas, to visit the 18 year old student and presented her with a Shopee Care Package.

After hearing her plight, Shopee got in touch with Veveonah to better understand her needs.  The e-commerce platform then put together a kit comprising a laptop, smartphone, backpack, wireless Bluetooth speaker, headphones, powerbank and smartwatch to aid her in her education.  Shopee Mall retailer, N4 Camera Store who learned about Veveonah's interest in Youtube video-making also extended a sponsorship of a tripod and ring light to support her hobby.

Veveonah Mosibin (center) together with her parents are happy to receive the Shopee Care Package from the Shopee team at her village in Kg Sapatalang, Pitas, Sabah
Veveonah Mosibin (center) together with her parents are happy to receive the Shopee Care Package from the Shopee team at her village in Kg Sapatalang, Pitas, Sabah

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Double Value Deal only at Hilton Malaysia!

Treat yourself and your loved ones with Hilton's Double Value Deal!

Double Value Deal is a wonderful gift to experience Hilton's best-in-class dining and wellness service all wrapped into one cash voucher.

Hilton (Malaysia) invites all residents in Malaysia to enjoy the #DoubleValueDeal Sale, a limited-period cash voucher offer on its 9 hotels across the nation.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

[Event] 10KM Wild Wild Virtual Run 2020

In line with World Wildlife Day's theme this year "Sustaining all life on earth", Tourism Malaysia in collaboration with WWF Malaysia is organizing a 10KM Wild Wild Virtual Run: From Ridge to Reef in hopes to put positive impacts and to promote the importance of our wildlife and habitat conservation in Lahad Datu.  Run, jog or walk from 30 July to 12 August 2020!

Time to grab your running shoes and join this run! 

Details as follows:

This run will be highlighting one of Sabah's most important biodiversity hub: LAHAD DATU, from it's ridge to its reef including Danum Valley and Silam Coast!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Explore Malaysia through a Brand New Lens with Hilton

Hilton invites all residents in Malaysia to experience the country through the eyes of a tourist with a limited-period offer on its 11 hotels across the nation.

Starting today, Hilton's new "Dream Away"package invites all Malaysians and residents to stay at any of its hotels in the country, present in all major business and lifestyle destinations, at up to 30 percent off the Best Available Rate when they book direct at

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

The Sabah International Convention Centre launches food delivery 🚚

Embracing the ‘new normal’, the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) introduces its current food promotions to the residents of Kota Kinabalu with the option to self-pick-up or home delivery.  Mind you, when they announce this, I got a little excited. 

The a la carte menu Dishes of Borneo and festive set menus; Santapan Hari Raya and Flavours of Kaamatan focus on authentic local cuisines with strong emphasis on home-grown and fresh produce.

While there are no open-house visits this year, SICC can help customer delivery the festive celebrations to their guests, offering a vibrant selection of signature heritage delicacies which brings back nostalgia from their hometown.  

The festive set menus on offer are priced based on two persons packaged in generous serving proportions (very generous indeed, I was eating this packed meal with my family and I was stuffed) 😋 :

Had the opportunity to try these delicious meals which I'll posted on my Instagram and Facebook page.  You could read my review, here.  I love how they use biodegradable packaging and paper bag for this delivery.  There is still the usage of sealed bags, but these are minimal. 

Biodegradable packaging 

I also love that they took the time to label the foods.

On the Santapan Hari Raya festive menu available until 24 June’20, there are three set-menus to choose from; Set Adil Fitr at RM88.00nett, Set Syawal at RM118.00nett and Set Muhibbah Raya where favourite Raya dishes are featured in each set with additional 17 dishes to customise own selections.  


Closely following Raya celebration is the Harvest Festival, while homebound, it is still an event not to be missed.  The culinary team have created two special set menus for Flavours of Kaamatan; Set Magahau at RM88.00nett and Set Monupad at RM118.00nett incorporating traditional cuisines.  Flavours of Kaamatan ends 1 June’20   


Customers are welcome to mix it up a little by adding items to their set menu order from the a la carte menu; Dishes of Borneo offers signature dishes popular with the local diners as well as a range of daily baked cakes, breads, buns and rolls.  

These are impressive and flavorful. 

Best described as authentic, wholesome, made fresh from local produce, the menus are crafted by our director of culinary Mohd Firdaous Bin Mohd Izhar and the culinary experts from SICC’s banquet kitchen.

Also had desserts, some have tried and some was my first time. 

If these doesn't make your mouth water, I don't know what will.

Available daily from 11.00am with the last order being 7.00pm, the guest services team are at hand in helping customers with their order or to assist in arranging gift of a prepared festive meal to their clients or business associates.  Online food order can be made via or call through dedicated mobile number +60 12 836 0717.

Don't wait too long. 

Thank you for reading, feel free to comment 🤗

Monday, April 13, 2020

Shopee Announces RM15 Million Seller Support Package for 70,000 Malaysian SMEs

Some 70,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country are expected to benefit from the RM15 million Shopee Seller Support Package. The e-commerce platform today announced its support package to help SMEs and businesses that have been adversely impacted by the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Shop Safely From Home with S-Mart Sabah

The Movement Control Order (MCO) has put a restriction on Malaysians in order to curb the spreading of COVID-19. Sabahans are finding it harder to shop for essential items during this period, given the limited access. 

Shopee is extending its support to Sabahans via S-Mart Sabah, a Sabah-dedicated online store on the platform, providing them with greater convenience so they can shop for their daily needs from home. The e-commerce platform is working closely with brands like Nestle, Oral-B, Harpic, Follow Me and Genki to manage supplies and bring in more products like instant noodles, milk, cereal, toothpaste, shampoo and diapers so shoppers will have access to them throughout this period. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

[Food] Grand Opening of the freshly refurbished Camaca outlet at Jalan Dewan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

This Taiwan based dessert shop founded by a Traditional Chinese Medicine professor recently had a face lift and reopened the Jalan Dewan branch (located near the KK Community Hall).  The Imago Shopping Mall branch has closed down.  

Monday, March 09, 2020

[Activities] Paddle with the Legend: Sunrise Kayaking at Kg. Serusup, Tuaran.

With the current covid-19 situation, traveling abroad is best avoided.  Life aren't necessarily be boring for all of us (in reality my life is pretty hectic with running plans and food tasting, occasionally will take a day or 2 off just to rest).  There's so many beautiful places that you can go on an adventure locally at a reasonable price.  In reality, I don't think anyone will be able to finish it unless they travel full time.

The view of Mt. Kinabalu 😍

Thursday, March 05, 2020

[Promo] Sutera Harbour Resort 50% off Flash Deal! 5 days ONLY from 4th - 8th March 2020

Sutera Harbour is extending one of its best deals of the year for families to spend the upcoming school break.  This one-of-a-lifetime sale is limited to 5 days ONLY, with booking period starting from 4th to 8th March 2020 and stay period from 13th to 21st March 2020, so make your booking NOW!

Stay at either the sleek Deluxe Golf View room at the Pacific Sutera Hotel at only RM350.00nett per night or in a more modern-contemporary Deluxe Garden View room at the Magellan Sutera Resort at only RM400.00nett per night.  Also a 50% OFF on your second room (MUST be the same room category and same date).

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

[Event] Shopee Launches Sabah-Dedicated Online Store

Shopee App

Shopee, Malaysia's number one e-commerce platform, is expanding its presence in East Malaysia with the launch of its Sabah-dedicated online store called S-Mart Sabah.  The move is expected to serve the local market with greater convenience and help reduce cost of living on daily essentials for Sabahans.

S-Mart Sabah, which can be found on Shopee by searching for "s-mart sabah", offers one-stop access to a range of groceries and household necessities from leading brands including MILO, Maggi, Nescafe, Oral-B, Harpic, and Downy, with more coming on board such as PetPet and Genki.  According to Nielsen, Malaysians are becoming more financially prudent and seek to save on daily necessities .  In 2019, 88% stated that they are adjusting spending to save on household expenses, while 4 in 5 are seeking the lowest prices on necessities.  S-Mart Sabah caters to the need for greater value by offering quality products at competitive prices, with up to 10% savings daily and up to 40% during special campaigns.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

[Food] Celebrate Auspicious Beginnings with Sutera Harbour Resort

Celebrate auspicious beginnings at Sutera Harbour Resort, where a spread of abundant Chinese New Year feast awaits.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

[Food] Prosperity Yee Sang to Good Fortune at Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Chinese New Year celebration is never complete without the partaking of the traditional auspicious salad dish known as "Yee Sang".  To kick start the 2020 Chinese New Year, Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu shared a customary tossing of "Yee Sang"session with members of the press led by the hotel's Director Sales & Marketing - Ms. Winnie Chua, recently with a tantalizing medley of its traditional festive dishes specially prepared by its Master Chefs!

Monday, January 13, 2020

[Food] Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Unveils Auspicious Celebrations

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu kicks off the Chinese New Year celebration with a Yee Sang tossing with the management of the hotel as well as local foodies.

Friday, January 10, 2020

[Food] Roadtrip to Keningau: Keningau Food.

It has been a struggle trying to blog.  One reason being exhausted on a daily basis, another would be that I needed fast internet connection and blogging from home is not an option due to this issue and doing it from work, well, I don't really have all the time in the world thrown on my lap.  

On another note, am finally catching up on writing (being motivated and all), so hopefully all those pending posts will come out this year (given that, am still motivated).

So last Christmas (okay a day before Christmas, 24th Dec to be exact), me and my group decided to go on a food roadtrip to Keningau.  This was our first trip together as a group and coz we clicked (we spent a huge amount of time together food tasting for a year or so already).  We didn't really have a  clear plan but we compiled a list of some worthy places to visit based on my personal trip (to Keningau), Keningau people's recommendations and Google Map.

First trip with my cabinzero Adv Dry 11L (thank you cabinzero for Cyber Monday).  You could follow cabinzero via Instagram for latest update and sales, who knows you could win one too!  Or if you can't wait that long, use my code for 10% off, here.

Left at 7:30am and got to Papar for breakfast in an hour.  Carpool! And we had a system to how we were gonna split the bill.