Monthly Archives: December 2015

Genting Back to Nature Eco Retreat 2015 with Underprivileged Children

Resort World Genting has organized their annual Back To Nature Eco Retreat and Team E.T.A was given the chance to join in. The event is part of Resort World Genting CSR program to foster awareness and appreciation on conserving nature among the public. The event stressed on taking care of the environment and the tropical rainforest that we have in our country.

The event started with the registration of the media and the participants at Awana Longhouse. Participants were briefed on the security measures that we should take throughout the program and was supervised by an experienced ranger.

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During the 30 minutes session,  participants, amounting to about 80 underprivilleged students from schools from all over Pahang and members of the media were briefed about the rainforest in the vicinity of Resort World Genting that has existed for over 130 million years old.

During the briefing, participants were strongly reminded not to break the plants or picking up the plants to maintain the greenery and the beauty of native plants in the forest.

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After the briefing, we were were taken to trek the jungle. It was really challenging as they were only small and narrow dirt paths.

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The trek that we went was the shortest route known, which was 1.8km.

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After the strenuous trekking through the woods as far as 1.8km, participants were treated to a delicious lunch at Pasar Ikan Bakar.

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After the short break and a noon meal, the next event is inauguration of the event  by YB Datin Paduka Chew.

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Tree planting ceremony during the launching by Datin Seri Paduka Chew. Looking on, the VP or Genting Public Relation Division, Ms. Katherine Chew.

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Part of the program itinerary was eco talk by Eco Knights, Environmental fashion show where participants teamed up together and produce environmental wear made from recycled materials and plants and last but not least Treasure Hunt

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Treasure Hunt session

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Enviromental wear fashion show

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The Genting Back to Nature Eco Retreat 2015 was a well organized event and it was indeed an adventurous and memorable and educational weekend for everyone.

Well done to Resort World Genting for giving back to the community through this Genting Back to Nature 2015 event and we look forward for more events like this one in the future.

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Love Letter to A Wife: Renewing Love with Poh Kong Year End Festive Collection

Dear Wife,

How long has it been since I told you how much I love you? It’s been quite some time ago, don’t you think? We used to spend so much time together. I could still remember the time when we just got married. You were so young, sweet and naive, just like I was and things were not as complicated as our lives now. We were carefree and had not much life commitment and obligations. Then, unexpectedly, you got pregnant and our lives were turned upside down.

From just a wife, you became a mother. And from just a husband, I became a father. It all happened so quickly that we never really got a chance to enjoy each other and become lovers. After becoming a father, as much as I love you, romance was never something I put priority on. You can’t blame me for that, can you, my Love? We both knew that financial stability is something that we must concentrate on in order to keep both our marriage alive and our child, grows up well.

I did not know when we started to drift apart and drown in our daily routine. We talked, but not really communicate. We speak to each other but not really understanding. I love you very much and worked hard for our family, but at what cost? We may now have all the comfort and everything we could ask for but we are no longer that close to each other like before.

No, I’m not blaming you. All I’m saying is that life challenges has kept us apart. Work commitment consumed a lot of my time while you, you are busy being a mother.

You used to call me and talk to me whenever I’m not around. You used to send me messages just to tell me that you are thinking of me. But not anymore. Perhaps, that’s my fault as I almost never have time to pick up those calls, or reply those messages. I missed that and I’m sorry for not having enough time for us.

I try really hard to spend more time with you, but it’s still not enough, I guess. You never told me but sometimes I caught you looking so forlorn and lonely and my heart break for both of us. I guess, somehow life somewhat torn us apart and you don’t really share what’s in your heart anymore.

Just last week, I caught you looking at Poh Kong website and showed our son Poh Kong Year End Festive Collection.

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Poh Kong Year End Festive Collection.

You said they are just so beautiful and you told our son, that you wish you’d be able to wear some of them one day. I spotted you admiring each and every one of the collection.

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Tranz Nature Collection by Poh Kong

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ANGEL™ Diamond

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Poh Kong Multiple Joy Ring

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Simply Elegant Collection

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Earrings from Circle of Inspiration and Diamond Allure collection.

I’m sorry for spying on your private time with our son, but I can’t help it. Sometimes, the way to know what you are thinking or find out how you feel is through our son. You opened up to him more than you do to me.

Did you know? A decade has passed since we said our vows, but I guess I never really got to know you. I never knew that deep down, you like jewelries. You never mentioned to me before nor did you asked for it all these while.

I went to take a look at the collection and I couldn’t agree more. The jewelries are beautiful and I have no doubt that you would look exquisite wearing them. You told our son that the Multiple Joy Rings are lovely and how nice it will look on you, but my Love, you deserve more just just the rings.

Here is the the Top 3 items from Poh Kong that I would love to have for you; intricate pieces from ANGEL™ Diamond collection, because deep down, I still think of you as my angel, just like when we first met. My love for you has never wane. I might not be poetic or the wordy kind of husband but I feel so blessed to still be able to wake up everyday with you beside me.

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Angel Diamond Ring. Looking at this, made me wish that we are not yet married. I would have proposed to you with this if I could but our time has passed. Perhaps, this would be just the perfect gift for my Angel for our anniversary.

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Angel Diamond Earrings would no doubt bring out the radiance within you.

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Angel Diamond Pendant, an alluring icon of light would pale in comparison if I were to compare it with the joy and laughter that you brought into our lives, but if you are to wear this piece, it will dazzle whoever looking at you and they would see the light in you that I have been blessed with all these while.

My dearest wife, marital duties and commitments have somewhat kept us distant even though we’re near to each other. Since our son is no longer a toddler and is fast becoming pre-teen, don’t you think we ought to start being lovers again instead of just parents?

Let’s go on dates more often. Let us break the rules and routine a little and love each other a little bit more. Let us put the gadgets away when we’re on dates and hold hands and steal kisses while we’re in public. Let’s open up more to each other. Our marriage may be more than a decade old but let’s treat each day from now onwards as I’d we just got to know each other and renew our love.

My darling wife, I may not be able to adorn you with the Top 3 items from Poh Kong right now and hopefully one day I could. For now, let’s do something fun for our first date in 2016, shall we? You love shopping for clothes and accessories, don’t you? Let’s make our first date in 2016 all about you and check this out:

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Clothes Buffet Malaysia Season 3 will be happening from 26-27th of March  2016 at Lot 10, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur and Poh Kong is one of the Clothes Buffet Malaysia Season 3 2016 Main Sponsor and I heard there is plenty of prizes to be won when you participate in the clothes buffet. You can find out more on Clothes Buffet HERE. Let’s go for this. My treat and we’ll go for an ice cream date and a movie afterwards if you feel like it.

Waiting for your reply with anticipation,

Your husband

PS: hop over to Poh Kong website: www.pohkong.com.my
Facebook: pohkongjewellers
Instagram: pohkongmy

And whisper to me which of the items from Poh Kong Year End Festive collection you like most. You can tell me all your whimsical desire. I won’t judge or scorn you. Don’t be shy, I’m your husband after all, and I’d love to make your dreams come true if I could.

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Things To Do In Genting Highlands in December 2015

Fancy celebrating a little bit of a white Christmas up in Genting Highlands? Here’s what Team E.T.A would recommend you to do:

1. Watch Alvin& The Chipmunks. They are having a mini Christmas Concert in Genting Highlands. For details refer to the info below:

Venue: Times Square Stage, First World Plaza

Showtimes:
12.00pm – 12.30pm 
5.30pm – 6.00pm 
7.00pm – 7.30pm
No show on Monday

Christmas live show will be ongoing from 1st December 2015 till 1st January 2016 in Resorts World Genting. It is a must-watch family Christmas concert for the festive month.

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Alvin and the gang performing

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There’s also a meet and greet session after the mini concert, so be sure to take a selfie or two or even get the professional photographer to take a family photo for you to keep.

2. Spoil yourselves at Coffee Terrace

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It’s Christmas here in Coffee Terrace, Genting Highlands. Christmassy deco can be seen from the entrance.

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The usual stalls like Flavours of Malaysia, Chinese, Western, Western Asian and Japanese Cuisine is available as usual in addition of special Christmas offerings consisting of colorful pastries, candies & sweets, such as miniature pasties, pineapple cookies, orea, chocolate chips, homemade tartlets, assorted cake, jellies & pudding, freshly baked pudding, assorted mousse, chocolate fountain for marshmallow [heart shape, twist, flower], jelly bean, mini smarty, kiwi jelly rainbow twist, kiwi jelly twist, kiwi jelly cube, gummy apple ring, gummy black currant ring, gummy cola, gummy peach ring, color meringue and not forgetting popcorn, cotton candies, crispy pan cake, assorted ice cream, ice kacang and cendol are available from the individual food station.

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Salad bar

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Popcorn stall is one of it the Christmas treats.

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Live action stall for crepes

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Ais Kacang booth

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Candy floss booth

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Chocolate fountain

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Candies and gummies

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Assorted ice creams

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Assorted cakes and pastries

Check out below for your dining reference:

ESCAPE TO WONDERLAND

Date : 1 December 2015 to 3 January 2016 

12.00 nn to 2.30 pm – Buffet Lunch
5.00 pm to 9.30 pm – Buffet Dinner 

Buffet Lunch
RM 55.00 nett [adult] ; RM 20.00 nett [child]
Buffet Dinner
RM 88.00 nett [adult] ; RM 35.00 [child] 

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR PROMOTION

24 & 31 December 2015 -Buffet Dinner
25 December 2015 & 1 January 2016  [Buffet Lunch & Dinner]

12.00 nn to 2.30 pm [Buffet Lunch]
5 .00 pm to 9.30 pm [Buffet Dinner]

 RM 98.00 nett [adult] ; RM 49.00 [child] 

 HI TEA

Date : 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 December 2015

3.30 pm to 4.30 pm

RM 30.00 nett [adult] ; RM 15.00 nett [child]

For bookings and enquiries, and also family holiday packages, click HERE

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Read Novels for Free with NovelPlus

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NovelPlus is the game changer for indie writers and avid readers by creating a complete ecosystem for independent publishing and reading. 

NovelPlus, a creative publishing and reading smartphone app, have accepted and published more than 500 Malay-language fiction titles by Malaysian independent authors. 
NovelPlus offer authors a fast, easy and free way to write, collaborate and directly publish their novel and distribute them to millions of avid readers.

Unlike the traditional route of self-publishing, NovelPlus removed the technology barrier through easy-to-use tools for publishing novel, making it easier for authors to focus on writing and reaching new readers. 

To date, NovelPlus have about 500 self-published titles by independent authors, and these contents are available for free to all NovelPlus users. The in-app purchase mechanism will be launched later on as more users get familiar with the app.

NovelPlus aim to do two things: helping people to tell their stories and then enabling them to share their work directly with their audience. With the advent of technology, reading has become easier than lugging a copy of paperback when you take the train to campus or work. 

With the release of NovelPlus, which are available on Google Playstore and Apple App Store via www.novelplus.co, people are able to imbibe beautifully woven stories written by people just like them, and escape to another creative world through wonderfully rich story. It does not just end there.

Today, self-published books are widely distributed, but NovelPlus made it easier to do that specifically for the local community, with heart-wrenching, romantic and very relevant stories that speak to Malaysians. 

NovelPlus is the only app that publishes Malay-language novels digitally. The app has great readability and readers can turn the pages just like a book.

NovelPlus, a creative and independent publishing platform, do not just allow a conduit between authors and readers, it also encourages reading among Malaysians by making it easy and fun.  
Launched in 2015 , NovelPlus have now made more than 500 titles  available to more than 11,000 users.

To download the app: www.novelplus.co

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