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The magical journey of musicals begins at KLPAC this April

From the dramatic and iconic tunes of Les Misérables, Chicago, and The Phantom of the Opera to the family-friendly soundtrack of Beauty and the Beast and Wicked, this is what music lovers can expect when they attend KL Pac Orchestra's latest offering- Magical Musicals. Held for only three days 7 to 9 April 2017, this is an orchestra performance not to be missed.

The smashing season opener under the baton of Lee Kok Leong will also comprise of  multi-award winning singer and entertainer Tria Aziz, the charming tenor-baritone Joel Wong and trumpet virtuoso Kay Wong Sze Yen.

Always a delight to watch on stage, Tria Aziz is no stranger in the musical scene having performed since she was 12 and appeared in over 20 productions. After winning ntv7’s Audition reality TV show, she went on to bag Best Actress in SHORT+SWEET Musical 2013 and Best Musical Performer at the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2014. Her vocal prowess and captivating stage persona makes her a crowd favourite.

Magical Mus…

NESTLÉ targets RM1 million in sales on Shopee

If you're a fan of Nestle products, you're in for a treat!

Shopee, the No 1 mobile-first marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan has been chosen by Nestlé Malaysia as their latest online shopping partner. Nestlé targets RM1 million in sales by offering bundled food and beverages (F&B) under 14 different brands.

This is part of Nestlé’s pre-campaign promotion happening in April called “Wellness-Together-Gather”. The Wellness Together-Gather campaign which took place last October was the first multibrand nutrition, health and wellness campaign in Malaysia and the largest e-commerce campaign for groceries. Nestlé Malaysia estimates the e-commerce business to reach RM500 million in the near future.

“Nestlé has been one of the favourite brands that we hold so close to our hearts, from birth to adulthood . We want consumers to enjoy shopping for their favourite Nestlé’s products by transforming their retail shopping habits to going fully online for their own convenience,” said…

NEUTROGENA® welcomes Nicole Kidman as its latest Global Brand Ambassador

Known for her elegance, poise and porcelain skin, it is no wonder that worldwide premium skincare brand NEUTROGENA® has chosen Nicole Kidman as its latest Global Brand Ambassador. Academy Award-winning actress, activist for women’s cancer research and Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women.

In January of 2006, Kidman was named, and continues to serve, as Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, whose goals are to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality, to raise awareness of the infringement on women’s human rights around the world and to end violence against women.

She is also an activist in supporting research of women’s cancer. Along with her husband, Keith Urban, she helped raise nearly half a million dollars for the Women’s Cancer Program, a world-renowned centre for research into the causes, treatment, prevention, and eventual cure of women’s cancer.

According to Cory Price, General Manager of NEUTROGENA® at Johnson & Johnson US, “Nico…

The Hunt for the Milky Way- Day 7 Tamparuli

Our final stop was at Sekolah Guakon Baru, Tamparuli. Hubby and I checked in at Tang Dynasty Lodge, Tuaran instead of camping at the school.

We had a nice dinner across the road at Sala Thai Restaurant which also housed a plant nursery.
We left for the school at around 3am and reached around 4am. Hubby was a zombie and remained in the car while I managed to see a fireball in the clear night sky.
Before we knew it, the sun was already rising behind Mount Kinabalu. After a quick nasi lemak breakfast at the foot of the hill, we made our way back to the hotel to freshen up, catch two hours of sleep before heading back to Kota Kinabalu to catch our flight back to Kuala Lumpur.

I'm still amazed at how beautiful our night skies are without the light pollution. Despite my milky photos not turning out great, I'm grateful for those who attended this event for their patience and kindness for giving me the opportunity to observe the beauty of the Milky Way with them.

The Sabah Stargazers …

The Hunt for the Milky Way- Day 6 Tip of Borneo

We left Kota Belud after lunch and arrived at Kudat at around 4pm. We quickly checked into our chalet at Borneo Tip Beach Lodge before heading to the Tip of Borneo to catch the sunset.

The chalets near the Tip of Borneo are very basic. Ours was an air-conditioned room about 10'x 10' in size with a very tired looking bathroom with hot water. The rooms are priced like a 3 star hotel but you can expect 1 or 2 star accommodation. Chargeable breakfast was really simple but nice.

The Hunt for the Milky Way Sabah- Day 5 Kota Belud

Hubby was feeling himself again after the much needed rest. We left after breakfast to Kota Belud.
The quaint town of Kota Belud lies about 70 kilometers, or an hour’s drive away, from Kota Kinabalu. Well-known for its ‘Land of the Cowboys of the East’ soubriquet, it is also one of the most scenic districts in Sabah.

Kota Belud is a wonderful tapestry of cultures and customs; embracing those of the Bajau Muslim majority and smatterings of the KadazanDusun and Irranun mores. For many centuries, Kota Belud has played an imperative role as the cultural hub of Northern Borneo. It is mostly known for its vivacious tamu and unique handicrafts. Kota Belud is also the gateway to the beautiful Mantanani Island.

We reached the beach side in the late evening and waited for the sunset to capture some photos. Tonight, the Sabah Stargazers were planning to sacrifice themselves to the mosquitoes in the paddy fields to capture the sight of the Milky Way.

I had booked a night at Tang Dynasty Lodge an…