August 2017

Quality Healthcare Services 1

Hospital accreditation is a process that assesses a hospital’s performance against a set of standards. In Malaysia, most hospitals go through an accreditation process by Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH). MSQH is recognised nationally and internationally as the leading Malaysian organisation that promotes and improves safety and quality in the provision of healthcare services in Malaysia. Columbia Asia Hospital – Iskandar Puteri (CAHIP) in Johor received a full

Experience the Force in Singapore Alongside Global Star Wars Force Friday II Launch

At the stroke of midnight on Friday, 1st September 2017, the Force will be strong at ION Orchard, Singapore with the launch of Star Wars: Experience the Force Singapore festival. Organised by ReedPOP and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, with event partner ION Orchard, and the support of the Singapore Tourism Board, the 10-day festival will take place from 1st – 10th September 2017. It will kick off with

Marlborough College Malaysia Appoints New Master 1

The Marlborough College Malaysia Council was delighted to appoint Alan Stevens as Master of Marlborough College Malaysia, in November 2016.  Stevens succeeded Robert Pick, the Founding Master, who has led the College during its first five years and has been associated with Marlborough for 37 years. Alan Stevens together with his wife, Heather, will join Marlborough College Malaysia ahead of the Michaelmas Term of 2017 from Barnard Castle School, an

Johor Setting Its Sight To Be World’s Leading Halal Food Manufacturing Centre - Part Two 1

During the launch of Johor Halal Park’s (JHP) sales gallery in Pasir Gudang last year, Mohd Noor Abd Salam, Chief Executive Officer of UMLand J-Biotech Park Sdn Bhd., revealed that JHP has attracted significant interests from the domestic and overseas markets. They include Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, China, Turkey and recently the United States. So far, JHP said it is making great strides especially in neighbouring Singapore and Korea.

Johor Premium Outlets National Day Sale

Shoppers and shopaholics alert! Following the runaway success of its 5th Anniversary and Midnight sale events last year, Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) is treating its shoppers to a not-to-be-missed National Day Sale this year, to commemorate the country’s 60th year of Independence.  The highly anticipated five-day celebration sale will start from 30th August 2017 to 3rd September 2017 where shoppers will enjoy extended shopping hours from 10am to 12 midnight

Relationship Starts at the Dining Table - Part 1

We’ve seen it everywhere – Parents who allow their children to use smartphones or tablets at the dining table. Although this is the fastest way to keep children occupied so that parents can have their meals, there are also consequences for it. How Children Bond During Meals? Children and babies learn about relationship through their senses. Though it is easy to entertain them using smartphones and gadgets, but what we

Lending a Helping Hand

In an effort to help those in need, employees from Amari Johor Bahru joined arms with Kechara Soup Kitchen volunteers on every Saturday for the month of July to help feed the city’s homeless. The hotel’s Executive Assistant Manager, Johann Ong and other department heads took turns to lend a helping hand to Kechara Soup Kitchen volunteers to distribute 150 boxes of food consisting of white rice and vegetables between

Matta Reveals Preferred Travel Destination 1

Time to renew your passport and pack your clothes as MATTA Fair is back again in Batu Pahat Summit Mall on 29th to 30th July 2017 and at [email protected] City Mall from 4th to 6th August 2017 with loads of exciting travel bargains. With 160 booths available, there will be 4 local tourism organisations including Tourism Johor with first timers Tourism Perak, Tourism Melaka and Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), 3

Petron’s Hypermarket Sweep Challenge Back for the 3rd Time 5

Did you see families in blue shirts running around Giant Hypermarket Plentong with their trolleys filled with bicycles, cartons of Milo, comforter sets and other groceries? It was not an apocalypse but Petron’s Hypermarket Sweep Challenge back for the third year, giving away RM40,000 worth of prizes to 10 lucky families in Johor! Through Petron Miles programme, there are total 56 winners from Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, Penang, Kuantan and

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Part One 1

In order to curb sexual harassment in the workplace, employers too have to play a role.  The establishment of law is provided and acts as a guideline, but the application depends on the parties involved especially the employers. The employers must be quick on their feet when they receive a sexual harassment complaint. The HR department also needs to proceed with preliminary investigation within 30 days from the date the