Monthly Archives: August 2015

Halal Mooncakes by Grand Dorsett Subang

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In celebration of the Mid-Autumn festival, Dorsett Grand Subang introduces the tradition of mooncake crafting, with its highly anticipated selection of mooncakes. This year, the hotel offers a selection of HALAL certified mooncakes that will offer its Muslim guests a peace of mind when consumed.

Mooncakes are a traditional staple during Mid-Autumn festival which occurs between the month of August and September every year. During the Yuan Dynasty, mooncakes were used by the Chinese to plan a rebellion against Mongol government.

A total of 11 types of mooncakes will be available for purchase, the traditional baked mooncakes and the snowskin variant of the mooncakes.

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The traditional baked mooncakes.

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The crystal skin variety of mooncakes.

A must try ncluding the signature Honey Dragon Fruit mooncake. The unique flavour of Honey Dragon Fruit comes in both baked and crystal skin variations, handcrafted by master chefs.

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Honey Dragon Fruit mooncake, crystal skin

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Honey Dragon Fruit mooncake, baked version.

The exotic dragonfruit is high in both antioxidants and Vitamin C hence, making it less of a guilty pleasure for guests who are health conscious.

For guests who are keeping track of their sugar levels, Dorsett Grand Subang offers low-sugar variations for its baked mooncakes.

“Jewels of Mid-Autumn’ is available from 4th August to 27th September and prices start from RM24.00 nett. Guests who purchase four pieces of mooncakes and above receive exclusively designed mooncake gift box.

For bulk purchase, 15% discount is given for 10-29 boxes purchased; and 30% discount for 30 boxes and above purchased. Dorsett Prestige Club members will receive 20% discount on all mooncakes purchases. The rates and 10% service charge are inclusive of 6% GST rate.

For orders and enquiries, please call 03-50316060 or visit www.dorsetthotels.com/malaysia/subang

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Miss Earth Malaysia 2015 Grand Finale, Syeun Hotel Ipoh

Picture credit to: Garfield

The search for Miss Malaysia Earth 2015 has finally come to an exciting end where 25 stunningly beautiful finalists are chosen to be in the running for the coveted title; Miss Malaysia Earth 2015 and the the winner will represent Malaysia in the Miss Earth 2015 in Austria. The grand finale was held in Syeun Hotel, Ipoh.

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Panel of Judges

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The VIPs

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Mr. Ken Leong, Chairman of Blue Planet International Sdn Bhd and Mr. Zhang Shu Quan, CEO of Harmony Harvest Investment Holdings Limited with previous year winner.

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25 finalists

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Finalists introducing themselves

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Opening presentation in beautiful traditional wear.

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Thematic Wear

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One of the finalists in Thematic Wear

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More Thematic Wear

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Interesting presentation during Environmental Wear round.

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Evening gown session

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Miss Malaysia Earth Top 13

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Q&A session to determine the winner of Miss Earth Malaysia 2015.The court of Runners Up are best manifested in the titles name after a few natural elements :-
Miss Earth-Fire ( 3rd.Runner Up )
Miss Earth-Water ( 2nd.Runner Up )
Miss Earth-Air ( 1st.Runner Up )
The result for Miss Malaysia Earth 2015 is as below:

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Miss Malaysia Eco Beauty: Janice Tan from KL
Miss Malaysia Eco Tourism: Felcy Francsie from Sabah
Miss Malaysia Earth Fire: Yoyo Bek from Penang
Miss Malaysia Earth Water: Emily Chung from Sabah
Miss Malaysia Earth Air: Amreet Kaur
Winner: Miss Earth Malaysia 2015, Danielle Wong Kar Wai from Melaka

The beauty pageant was organized by Blue Planet International and supported by various sponsors with Syeun Hotel, Ipoh as official venue and accommodation.

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Malaysia International Mask Festival 2015

Mask has been used by man for protection, subterfuge, performance and entertainment for the last few millennia. It is an item that exists in many cultures of the world, each with its own identity and function. As an instance, in Malaysia, the Orang Asli Mah Meri tribe from Carey Island, Selangor, is well-known for its mask art.
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Thus, Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Motac) via the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) will be organising the Malaysia International Mask Festival (MIMAF) 2015 from August 13-16 at Esplanade, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park.

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This programme is going to be held for the first time in Malaysia as a signature event that is deemed able to attract tourists from all over the world to come to Malaysia.

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This festival also aims to instill understanding on the local and international community socioculture in relation with the mask culture by featuring the uniqueness of masks according to their motif and creation.

It also exposes the characteristics, universality and variations of shape and design of mask in accordance with its function and role.

Therefore, KLCC as a landmark of Malaysia has been selected as the location for this event, as it is a base for Malaysia’s most iconic shopping mall, hosting a series of prominent and unique international brands. Its location in the centre of the city makes it a popular tourism destination, ideal for a large scale prestigious international event such as MIMAF.
The four-day festival involves 379 (please refer to the attachment) participants:

Malaysia : 287 participants
Foreign countries : 92 participants
Sum : 379 participants

MIMAF consists of five main components: performance, exhibition, demonstration, competition and parade.  The performance component consists of gala, country and pocket showcases. Exhibition will feature mask and costume, demonstration will emphasise on mask-painting and carving, along with face and helmet-painting.

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The competion aspect of MIMAF will highlight mask-painting and coloring, while the parade will spotlight the use of masks and costume—accompanied by grandiose music.

The main showcase will feature performances from all participating countries, while the showcases will be held in various tourist-attractive places such as the Central Market, Sungei Wang Plaza and Nu Sentral.

A one-kilometre mask parade will be held in the tourist-friendly roads such as Jalan Ampang (in front of MaTiC), Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan P.Ramlee and Suria KLCC.

JKKN is an agency under Motac that organises culture and arts activities in Malaysia.

MIMAF is expected to achieve its goal in promoting Malaysia as an international culture-tourism destination through the highlight of its strong mask culture amongst the local and international community.

Members of the public can browse MIMAF official Facebook fanpage, Malaysia International Mask Festival for many interesting and up-to-date information on MIMAF. Out visitors can also upload ‘selfie’ and ‘wefie’ pictures with the hashtag #mymask2015 or #mysenibudaya to social media accounts during and after festival.

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Behind The Scene Tour

By AlienGoTravel

I went to Genting for Behind the Scene Tour with my parents and blogger friends last Sunday. It is an interactive tour that shows you how some things are operated in Genting. Everyone else takes the bus but since our house is quite near go Genting, my papa drove up instead. When we arrived, we were greeted by a group of Genting staff and Miss Irene, the cute PR lady personally lead us to our first stop, the huge laundry room in First World Hotel.

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First World Laundry

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It is a very hot and uncomfortable place

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We get to see staff hard at work, cleaning dirty clothes and bedsheets by using very big machines.

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Clean clothes, ready to be sent to customers.

Our next stop is : See, Do& Eat Interactive Workshop. Here, participants of the tour were given a chance to make sushi bento or decorate cupcakes or doughnut. Since I don’t like to eat rice, I chose to decorate my own doughnut instead.

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Everyone is busy making their doughnut after being shown how to do if by the chef.

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Doughnut for everyone. It is sliced into two so that you can put filling of your choice onto it.

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Sliced chocolates, for decoration

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I chose strawberries and cream as fillings and toppings.

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I made this. Simple one. I call it Strawberry Attack. It tasted much better than those we buy in bakeries. :)

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Miss Irene and friends. They joined in and made their own doughnuts to eat too. They are the kind people who bring us around for the tour and let us have fun in Genting. I think, their doughnuts looks better than mine.

After eating the food that we made, Miss Irene brought us to Genting International Showroom. Here, we were shown how lights and music is managed during shows and concert.

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Sound and light engineer showed us how it is done.

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The stage with lights and music.

It was really a fun and happy visit. Thank you Resort World Genting and Miss Irene and friends for taking us to experience this educational tour. Hope to see all of you soon.

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Superstars of Magic 4

By AlienGoTravel

Do you like to watch magic shows? I do. I like watching magic show. Good news, Superstars of Magic is back with its fourth instalments of spectacular Magicians from all over the world performing in Resort World Genting.

I wasgiven an opportunity to watch it recently with my parents. Check out the cool stuff here.

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This year they have 7 outstanding World Class Illusionist standing by to bedazzle you right in front of your very eyes. Jeff Lee, Ted Kim, One Guy, Jay Mattioli, Alana Moelmann, Joseph Gabriel and Mrs.Mattioli.

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Jay Mattioli. The emcee of this show and a celebrity magician.

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Magic by Jay Mattioli

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An escape routine by Jay Mattioli

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This is freaky. I don’t really like this. It scared me. I don’t think my mum likes it too. She don’t like horror stuff, but she pretend she does.

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And then there’s Germany’s Alana Moelmann, with many hands like Octopus!

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Jeff Lee from Taiwan an award-winning celebrity magician who performs with TV magic and modern music.  

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Ted Kim, from Korea.

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One Gun would literally step onto the stage in a casual T-shirt and jeans, and promptly stun his audience with his clothes that on their own keep changing in colour and type— right before the audiences’ eyes. 

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Joseph Gabriel’s show is regarded as the Godfather of Dove Magic, and his show headlined broadway in the past.

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His act is said to be light years ahead of the classical dove act that we are all familiar with.  

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Our group photo.

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Maybe one day I can be a magician too! :) The magicians says I got potential if I practice always.

Together, all seven illusionists will present a show on a scale never before seen in Malaysia. Tickets are available now at the price of RM248 (VIP), RM148 (PS1) and RM98 (PS2) for adults; while the show tickets for children are priced at RM98 (VIP), RM68 (PS1) and RM48 (PS2). Grab your ticket today.

Call +603 2718 1118 or hop over to www.rwgenting.com  for more information.

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Steamboat Dining at Resort Seafood Restaurant, Genting Highlands.

What to eat in Genting Highlands? Steamboat sounds good, don’t you think? Steamboat is always good in cold weather.Resort
Seafood Restaurant, Genting Highlands is offering fresh exotic seafood dishes and dining steamboat style so you might want to try it out.

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Set for 8 pax.

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Herbal Chicken Soup

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Platter for 8 pax: Shittake Mushroom, Enokitake Mushroom, Chimaji Mushroom, King Oyster Mushroom, Fatt Chou Fishball, Fried Vegetables Ball, Fu Chew Fishball, Bean Curd Roll, White Bean Curd and Pacific Clams.

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Chicken ham slices.

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Grass Prawn.

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Garoupa slices.

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Ostrich Meat.

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King Noodles.

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Poh Choy.

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Fresh chicken eggs

The set for 8 pax costs RM456 for members and RM502 for non members. Prices are subjected to GST.

Bookings and reservations is recommended:

Resort Seafood
Level One Resort Hotel, Resorts World Genting
Genting Highlands 69000, Malaysia
Telephone Number: +60 6036 1011 118

Opening Hours
12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10pm (Daily)

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Nong&Jimmy Seafood Restaurant

Looking for a place to eat seafood in Kuala Lumpur? Here’s a good place to have seafood.

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Nong&Jimmy, Seafood Restaurant.

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Pricing of the seafood is displayed at the whiteboard for customers’ reference.

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Seafood produce are fresh from the sea

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All seafood produce are counted in kilograms except for cockles which was priced per plate.

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Seafood being grilled

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Fresh BBQ crab

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Also spotted in the vicinity of the restaurant is a You Tiao stall.

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Some dishes that we managed to try the other day; Mango Salad, Prawn Cakes,Seafood Fried Rice, Seafood Tomyam, Grilled Stingray, Steamed Seabass, Sweet Sour and Spicy Seabass, Butter Prawns, BBQ Crab, Black Pepper Crab, BBQ Squid and Mini You Tiao.

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Prawn Cakes RM15 (small) / RM30 (big).

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Mango Salad /Kerabu Mangga RM12 per plate.

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Seafood Fried Rice RM6 per pax.

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Tom Yum Soup RM15 (small)/ RM30 (big).

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BBQ Stingray RM20.

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Butter Prawns RM44 per /500grams.

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BBQ Squid RM12 per plate. Served with a side of homemade Thai chilli sauce.

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Thai Style Steamed Fish RM40.

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Thai Style Fried Fish RM40.

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Grilled Crabs RM70/per kg.

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Black Pepper Crabs RM70 per kg.

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Last but not least is the Mini You Tiao served with a side of rich, homemade coconut jam.

This modest restaurant is located in Taman Cahaya Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Early bookings and reservation is recommended as the place tend to be crowded with diners.

Nong & Jimmy Thai Seafood BBQ
Lot 27363, Jalan Cahaya 1,
Taman Cahaya,
Ampang Selangor, 68000
Tel: 03-4251-1807
Business Hours : 6pm -11.00pm (Closed on Monday)

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KFC Masak Merah Wrap

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KFC Malaysia has created a unique twist to their well-received Zinger Rice Wrap, incorporating the delicious traditional Masak Merah sauce in the new KFC Masak Merah Rice Wrap.The new product is all about a wholesome on-the-go meal that includes our very own local favourite flavour, Masak Merah.

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The new KFC Masak Merah Rice Wrap is KFCs all-time favourite Zinger strips wrapped in warm toasted tortilla bread, packed with Colonel Rice, fresh tomatoes, onions, crunchy cucumbers and Masak Merah sauce. The Masak Merah sauce has a beautiful combination of sweet and spicy flavours, just like the authentic flavour of Ayam Masak Merah. The Masak Merah Rice Wrap makes for an appetizing complete meal that is not just portable, but mess free.

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For the first time, KFC Malaysia is offering its Rice Wrap range in a Jumbo size (10.5 inch tortilla) for only RM6.90* a la carte. For a bigger eat, customers can opt for the Jumbo size Masak Merah Rice Wrap in a combo that comes with regular fries and a newly introduced drink, 7Up Lemon & Mint in an affordable price of just RM8.90*.
For extra value, customers can also opt for the Super Jimat Rice Wrap Box, which consists of a Junior (6.5 inch tortilla) size Masak Merah Rice Wrap, one piece of Original Recipe or Hot & Spicy chicken, one Crispier Fries (small), and one carbonated drink for an incredibly affordable price of just RM9.45!

So make your way to the nearest KFC today and enjoy the new KFC Masak Merah Rice Wrap which is now available starting from 3 August, while stocks last.
(* A la Carte and Combo prices may vary by location.)

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Pizza Hut 4 For All

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Pizza Hut Malaysia is giving all pizza lovers the chance to eat merrier and enjoy a variety of pizzas with the new 4 For All promotion.

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With the tagline Any Toppings, Any Crust! the new 4 For All features four personal sized pizzas with your choice of toppings from the Family Favourites range and crusts  Pan or Hand Stretched  all for only RM36.00 (from RM9.00 each)! Customers can also upgrade to the Supremes topping and Stuffed Crust (with minimal additional cost).

Pizza Hut is well known for their variety of choices when it comes to pizza toppings and crusts. The new 4 For All means everyone will get their favourite!

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The promotion is valid for dine-in, take-away and delivery. Customers can opt to order special add-ons at affordable prices. Dine-in customers can also order two personal pizzas for just RM18.00.

Hash tag #4ForALL to view and also share your photos about this promotion. Pizza Huts 4 For All is now available at all Pizza Hut restaurants in the country for a limited duration, from 4 August till end of September 2015

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Travel to Space with Miles of Tomorrowland

Disney Junior’s “Miles from Tomorrowland,” is an intergalactic adventure series that will blast off  on 17 August at 9am on Disney Junior (Astro Channel 613). 
This brand new program is ideally for kids aged 2-7 and it incorporates unique space and science facts.

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This ‘Superstellar’, intergalactic adventure charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family – mom and ship captain, Phoebe mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and robo-ostrich pet, Merc – as they help connect the universe on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. 

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Each of this episodes features two 11-minute action-packed stories as Miles, Merc and the Callisto family explore wondrous and diverse new worlds, taking young viewers and their families on a futuristic journey that fuels kids’ natural interest in space, and at the same time reminding them of the importance of what lies close to home – the family bond.

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This interesting cartoon series was created and executive-produced by Sascha Paladino who has been the story editor and consulting producer for Disney Junior’s “Henry Hugglemonster”; the head writer and producer for Nickelodeon’s “Ni Hao, Kai-Lan”; as well as writer for “Doc McStuffins”, “Team Umizoomi”, “Wonder Pets”, “Winx Club”, “Tickety Toc”, “Blue’s Clues” and ” Sid the Science Kid”

Catch Disney Junior’s “Miles from Tomorrowland,” from the  17 August at 9am on Disney Junior (Astro Channel 613). It will be aired every Monday at 9am.

In anticipation of the series launch, the search is on for Disney Junior’s Space Adventurers across Southeast Asia! Kids aged 2-7 are encouraged to create their very own Starjetter – an exploratory spaceship that the Callisto family use for their short space trips.

Parents and kids have to just visit the website – Disneyjunior.asia – and download the Miles from Tomorrowland Space Adventurer E-kit which not only features fun activity sheets but also a step by step guide on how to create the Starjetter. 

The most creative photo entries of the Starjetter submitted will win the title of “Disney Junior’s Space Adventurers” and be featured on the channel. 

 This competition is now on until to 14 August 2015, so hurry, and help your little ones build their Starjetter and submit it to  Disney Junior Asia’s website.

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Families in Malaysia may also head down to Petrosains, The Discovery Centre at Level 4, Suria KLCC from 1 August 2015 to check out special Miles from Tomorrowland-themed activities.

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