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Sunway Lagoon reached out to 980 children to promote 3Rs elements through edutaining programme

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Sunway Lagoon recently collaborated with Pelangi and Q-dees Kindergarten for its Phase 1 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Education Reach Out programme. The initiative aimed to provide an early learning experience for pre-schoolers on effective waste disposal as part of Sunway Lagoon’s commitments to support the SDG Goals. A short briefing was provided by the Sunway Lagoon team at the commencement of the event to enlighten the pre-schoolers on the 3Rs elements and its contribution towards reducing pollution and conserving natural resources, landfill space and energy. The students then had a hands-on experience in waste segregation through interesting and fun-filled activities.
The edutaining programme has since empowered a total of 980 children from 10 kindergartens to incorporate the ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (3Rs)’ elements as the basis for sustainable waste management.
“Education is the key to build awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals. We see the importance of inculcat…

Introducing Airbnb Adventures

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From travelling around the world in 80 Days, searching for Sasquatch or living with a nomadic tribe - all you have to do is show up
Today we’re unveiling Airbnb Adventures - an expansion of Airbnb Experiences that includes the incredible opportunity for daring guests to channel their inner Phileas Fogg and travel Around the World in 80 Days. This epic voyage across six of the Earth’s continents joins other Adventures now available to book through hosts on Airbnb ranging from tracking lions on foot with Sabache Warriorsin Kenya to hunting for UFOs in Arizona.
Since we launched over 11 years ago, Airbnb has provided an alternative to uniform and mass produced travel, meeting a demand for more uniquely local travel experiences. We started with people opening their homes and in 2016 expanded to allow people to share their passions and talents with Airbnb Experiences, which is now available in over 1,000 cities worldwide. Today we go one step further, with hosts providing unique and magical …

HARI RAYA SEASON THE CATALYST FOR MALAYSIANS TO DECLUTTER AND REDUCE WASTE

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●Carousell’s in-app survey indicated 54% respondents declutter ahead of celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri ●Survey also shows that annual Hari Raya house cleaning is the perfect time for family bonding ●More than 245,000 items were transacted this Hari Raya, with 67% of all items being preloved ●9% increase in transactions compared to last year
Carousell, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing classifieds marketplace, conducted an in-app survey that drew 1,724 respondents gather some insights into the traditional house cleaning or decluttering during Ramadan in preparation for the Hari Raya celebrations. 94% of the respondents said that house cleaning is an annual affair that forges a better relationship between family members.

Parents remained the key drivers to kickstart the cleaning with 35% of the respondents saying that decluttering is mainly initiated by their parents. Meanwhile, the remaining self-initiated cleaning (26%), led by a spouse (19%) or a sibling (19%).
Old clothing …

FUELLING HOPE FOR KIDNEY PATIENTS

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In conjunction with the festive season, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. has kick-started its Syawal charity campaign, ‘Anda Pam, Kami Derma’ to support the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF). For every litre of petrol pumped at Shell stations in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan on weekends starting from 15 June 2019, 315 Shell retailers will channel 1 sen (RM0.01) to NKF’s fund towards supporting underprivileged dialysis patients, as well as purchasing new dialysis machines for NKF’s dialysis centres.
Speaking during the launch ceremony with NKF, Zharin Mohd Zhafrael, National Sales Manager of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd expressed her delight at Shell Retailers’ contribution to strengthen the support by working together with untiring effort to give back to the society. “At Shell, our mission is to make life journeys better for all Malaysians. We want to leave a positive impact in the communities where we operate and this initiative is something prevalent that we …

The Palette’s design competition to promote sustainability in Setapak and beyond

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Platinum Victory is organising the Paint The Town Green Award, that calls for participants to conceptualise a sustainable and creative design focusing on three aspects: interior design, landscaping and architecture; including designs for wall mural, public & social spaces, and restaurant façade (interior and exterior), for its 7.4-acre lakefront commercial and social space, The Palette in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
Platinum Victory is collaborating with various universities, institutions and other strategic partners including contest sponsor Kansai Paint for this competition towards nurturing budding talent in the field of design. The panel of judges include Michael Gibert, Creative Director of Arkilab architectural firm; Iko In, founder of In Publishers; Nur Maihan Muhammad, Landscape Architect from Hashim Design and a representative from Platinum Victory.
The competition is open to all nationalities in Malaysia who are 18 years old and above for a chance to walk home with a total of R…

THOMAS & FRIENDS™ ALL ABOARD THE MALAYSIA BOOK OF RECORDS

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Thomas makes his mark in Malaysian history with the largest Thomas & Friends™ diorama built, along with the launch of a new toy range, Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Thomas & Friends™ steams into the Malaysia Book of Records with the Largest Thomas & Friends™ Diorama. The impressive over 50 square metres display – built with the newly launched Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ – will be at the Ground Floor Centre Court, Old Wing at 1 Utama Shopping Centre from now until 10 June 2019. If you’re thinking of embarking on an adventure with your children this school holidays, visit Thomas’ Holiday Adventure for a day of entertainment and adventure. “With some huffing and puffing we’ve built the largest Thomas & Friends™ diorama with the Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ sets, making our mark in the Malaysia Book of Records. With this achievement, we look to continue stirring children’s imaginations on the bigger world around them through the wonder and awe of trains. …

KidZania Kuala Lumpur and KRU Group Collaborate to Introduce Animation Creation among Children

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Good news to all the visitors to KidZania Kuala Lumpur, the award-winning themed edutainment centre have yet another attraction to look forward to – an animation studio! This new development comes following an industry partnership between KidZania Kuala Lumpur and KRU Group, one of Malaysia’s leading media and entertainment outfits.
Amplifying the ‘Learn Life Today’ philosophy, the new KRU Animation Studio at KidZania Kuala Lumpur will encourage early stage exposure and learning of animation among children, equipping them with new skill sets for the future. Representing KidZania Kuala Lumpur at the announcement ceremony held recently was its Mayor, Shahrul Nizar Ahmad while KRU Group was represented by President and Group CEO of KRU Entertainment, YBhg. Dato’ Norman Abdul Halim. Also witnessing the ceremony was Chairman of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS), YBhg. Dato’ Hans Isaac and Chief Executive Officer of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia…