February 2017

Heston Blumenthal Wins the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

Celebrated chef Heston Blumenthal of The Fat Duck and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal has been awarded the 2017 Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award. The prestigious honour is part of ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ awards, which will take place on 5th April 2017 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Australia. One of the culinary world’s most influential figures, Blumenthal, 50, is largely self-taught. Aside from a two-week stint at

Accumulating Wealth 20

Getting Ready for a Colourful 2017 As you’re reading this article, chances are, you’re still in the midst of celebrating Chinese New Year (CNY). With this, let me wish you a prosperous and fruitful 2017! So, what can we expect in the year of fire Rooster? If 2016 was full of uncertainties, 2017 will not be less of it. Obviously, how the US President Donald Trump fares in the first

Grassroots Cricket Tournament for Schools 3

The sports-based event was organised as part of PTP 2017 CSR programmes encouraging a healthy lifestyle among students to excel in both academics and co-curricular aspects. The four-day tournament was held at SMK Dato’ Usman Awang, Johor Bahru with participation of 270 players from 10 primary schools and 8 secondary schools around Gelang Patah and Johor Bahru. Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer of PTP said, “PTP’s long association with the

Affordable Homes - Important In a Developing State 4

As many as 1,518 affordable homes under the state’s affordable housing development (RMMJ) will be built in the Tebrau constituency this year. Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin said this is the commitment of the state government to improve the quality of life for the rakyat, especially the lower income groups with the availability of affordable housing. “A total of 1,408 units of affordable homes and low cost developments

Amari Johor Bahru Appoints General Manager 5

ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Wayne Lunt as General Manager of the 242-room Amari Johor Bahru (Amari JB), which will be opening in May this year. Located in the hub of the city, the hotel is the first Amari in Malaysia. Enfolded by rich heritage and shopping centres, Amari JB is a couple of steps from the Persada Convention Centre, Komtar JBCC and City Square and a short walk to

Current Hot Singles 4

Imagine Dragons – Believer Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/IhP3J0j9JmY Buy Link: https://umg.lnk.to/Believer ‘Believer’ is Imagine Dragon’s powerful new song for Nintendo’s first-ever Super Bowl commercial to introduce its newest member of the family, the “Switch”. The perfect tune to rally the troops and spur on the march with epic, booming sound and energetic vocals, ‘Believer’ teases for the band’s forthcoming third studio album. Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello – Bad Things Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/QpbQ4I3Eidg Buy

Night Run to Promote Healthier Lifestyle

The inaugural Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run (MHWHNR) by AIA Vitality series came to an end at Puteri Harbour, recently. The third leg of the series saw a total of over 5000 runners taking part, bringing together more than 26,000 participations across all three locations. The MHWHNR challenged the participants to push their limits over a 5km, 12km or 21km course in order to help everyone lead a healthier

Tough Market Ahead with Sweet Spots in Certain Sectors – Part One 1

The property market outlook for 2017 is daunting with a general slowdown expected across all the property markets. From residential to commercial, experts at the recently concluded PropertyGuru 2017 Property Outlook Forum echoed similar sentiment. “Based on the combined data from the PropertyGuru Property Price Index and official statistics, 2017 is expected to be another slow year for the property market. With the completion of many new developments flooding the

Get Up and Stand Up For Your Rights

Scenario 1: A woman abused by her husband decided to take legal action and bring the case to court. An elderly woman said “You shouldn’t have done that. He is the father of your children.” Scenario 2:  A 14 year old girl was brought to a clinic. She was captured overnight by a known male friend aged 19 years old. The mother asked the doctor to examine the girl’s virginity

Malaysia Airlines Offers Special Economy Class Promotion to China

Malaysia Airlines is now offering Malaysians the opportunity to enjoy spring and summer in destinations such as Nanjing, Haikou, Fuzhou and Wuhan in line with the airline’s latest expansion into China. Enjoy discounts of up to 25% off for travel on Economy Class when you book between now until 28 February 2017 to travel from 22 February to 20 August 2017. For a limited time only, all-in return fares are