Priya Manikam

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MICappella could be the next best thing from Singapore ever since their launch in 2009. Besides reaching more than 1.3million viewers on Facebook, the band was recently back in action in Germany and currently running for Best Rock/Pop Album and Best Original Song. As for our Movie Session – It’s time to hum “la la la la la la …..” as Smurfs return as The Lost Village on 6th April.

Strategic Collaboration to Bring in Potential Investors 3

The rise of halal cosmetic sector has garnered a lot of interest especially with customers from Muslim countries. Currently, Malaysia is the leading Halal manufacturing country in the world with estimated USD $12.0 billion halal exports. In line with that, UMLand J-Biotech Park Sdn Bhd (UJP), The Cosmetic & Perfumery Association of Hong Kong Ltd (TCPAHK) and Persatuan Anggun Menawan Malaysia (PAMM) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently to

Special Treat Awaits Japanese Food Lovers

Designed by the acclaimed US-based EDG Interior Architecture  + Design, Neon Pigeon restaurant at The Working  Capitol  building  at Keong  Saik Road, Singapore  is built  to  represent  a veiled  corner  of  an urban metropolis. Known for its Izakaya sharing plates and original Japanese-inspired cocktails, the restaurant launches a new menu this spring.  Melbourne-born Chef Justin Hammond announces 13 new dishes designed with elements of surprise to the eye as well

Johor Halal Park as Smart Integrated Industrial Park 2

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and UMLand J-Biotech Park Sdn. Bhd, a 50:50 joint venture collaboration between Johor State Government via Johor Biotechnology & Biodiversity Corporation (J-Biotech) and United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand) inked a Collaboration Agreement for the provision of TM’s high speed broadband (HSBB) network infrastructure and UniFi services as well as TM’s Integrated Business Solutions at Johor Halal Park (JHP) development in Pasir Gudang, Johor, recently. This agreement

citizenM Hotel to Open in Kuala  Lumpur in 2018

Affordable luxury for the traveller of today and tomorrow – Artyzen  Hospitality Group  (AHG),  together with Pinnacle Supreme Sdn Bhd, a member of Cornerstone Partners Group, have announced the signing of citizenM hotel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. It was confirmed during a launch ceremony in Singapore, that Kuala Lumpur will be the location of Asia’s  third citizenM hotel, as part  of  Artyzen  Hospitality  Group’s  plans  to  transform  the hospitality 

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Singapore songstress Linying released her first single, ‘Sticky Leaves’, landing on Spotify’s viral charts: globally, in the US and the UK, before receiving its worldwide premiere on Billboard. She will be making her SXSW debut in March, the music conference and festival, which is held annually in Austin, Texas, USA. The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic

Easing Parents’ Burden

Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor had given financial aid to 56 of its staff in preparation for the start of the schooling semester in 2017. All staff who had worked for at least a year, with children entering primary school or university received RM100 assistance for each child. “The end of the year always marks as the busiest and most expensive time for parents with school-going children.  High expenses are

Giving Back to the Community 1

In this day and age where people are driven by their busy lifestyle and workload, UMLand Seri Austin employees broke the norm when they volunteered their time to spread happiness to the mentally handicapped children and adults of Pertubuhan Kebajikan Insan Istimewa Johor Bahru (Love Foundation). The event was held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration and the visit started with a guided tour by Cynthia, the person

MICCI Southern Golf Tournament

MICCI Johor Southern Region recently held their golf tournament at Ponderosa Golf & Country Club (Ponderosa), as a way to develop and promote MICCI Southern to members and non-members. Besides having a successful tournament, the event fostered fellowship among chamber members and also encouraged business networking where MICCI Southern functions as the preferred commercial platform to build business relationship between industries. Golfers and guests were treated to a round of

Editor’s Note

Welcome to the second month of the year! We have a couple of updates from Universal Music Singapore. ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ is releasing their soundtrack and there are a few hot singles that should keep your head bobbing. We have included the links for you to buy, so get those headphones on. The Walt Disney Company brings us two action dramas with ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (based on a true story) directed