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Shell Mint Hotel Is Malaysia’s First Gold GBI Certified Petrol Station

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KUALA LUMPUR, 3 May 2021 Shell Malaysia is proud to announce its Mint Hotel Station as the first petrol station in the country to be awarded the Provisional Gold Standard by Green Building Index (GBI).

The station is integrated with a multifaceted approach of combining both renewable energy (RE) and energy-efficient (EE) innovations that reflects the GBI Gold Standard requirements. The solar Photo Voltaic (PV) rooftop system at the station is able to generate almost 90,575KWh of electricity per year, enough to power an average of 382 households per month*. The electricity generated through the solar power panels are also able to reduce the station’s carbon emission by 62.8 tonnes per annum, which is equivalent to saving 1,118 trees*.

To lessen the station’s usage of water from municipal systems, a rainwater harvesting system is utilized to collect and store rainwater for the station’s facilities. The water conservation system coupled with efficient waterflow fittings saves approximately 167,749 gallons of water per year, which is equivalent to supplying water to 24 households for a month*.

Another feature at Shell Mint Hotel station is its food waste composting machine that converts food waste into fertilizers. The station is capable of collecting about 30kg of food waste every day and convert it into approximately 6kg of fertilizers; which is equivalent to producing up to 2,190 kg of fertilizers in a year that can fertilize up to 4,000 potted plants*. Other low carbon innovations include energy-efficient air conditioners and chillers, recycling facilities and smart LED lighting system at the forecourt.

In January 2021, Shell reached another milestone in its journey to lower carbon emissions in its mobility operations by the installation of solar panels at 100 of its petrol stations in Malaysia. Together with Cleantech Solar, Shell has installed solar panels at another 51 stations as of May. A total of 15,929 solar PV panels with a total capacity of 7.17-megawatt peak (MWp) were installed on the stations’ roofs, enough to power 1,853 households per year. These 151 solar-powered Shell stations can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 4,448 tonnes per year, which is equivalent to planting 79,185 trees*.

“At Shell, we are committed to our purpose to power progress by providing more and cleaner energy solutions. Shell Mint Hotel Station is our latest milestone towards fulfilling this commitment. By powering Malaysia with cleaner energy and innovation mobility solutions, Shell hopes to mobilise the energy sector and increase its efficiency by offering products and services with lower carbon emissions. We must all come together to ensure a greener future.” said Shairan Huzani Husain, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd Managing Director. 

Shell’s commitment to making life’s journeys better for its customers and the communities it operates in is reflected in its dedication to reducing carbon emissions by Reusing, Recycling and Repurposing. For example, innovative low carbon initiatives include Shell Recharge and bringing innovative Reverse Vending Machine to its petrol stations. 

Shell Recharge EV charging bays are available at 7 locations: Shell Mint hotel, Sunway Medical Centre, iOi City Mall, Lot 10, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity and 163 Retail Park Mont Kiara. The Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles/ Electric Vehicles (PHEV/EV) charging bays can be utilised via the ParkEasy mobile app available on both iOS and Android. Furthermore, to enhance the electric mobility experience in the country, Shell and Porsche Asia Pacific recently announced the implementation of Southeast Asia’s first cross-border high performance charging (HPC) network with 12 charge points at six Shell stations strategically located along Malaysia’s North-South highway, offering EV drivers the possibility of smooth and convenient travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang.

The innovative Reverse Vending Machines called Klean Machines at Shell Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Shell SKVE Serdang (Kajang-bound) allow customers to be rewarded 1 BonusLink point per PET plastic bottle or aluminum can recycled at the machine. The recyclables collected are then transported to authorized recycling centers, thus preventing deeper landfill pollution. Within 2 months of launching, more than 5,000 PET plastic bottles and aluminums cans were collected. Shell is currently working on plans to bring Klean Machines to more Shell stations in the coming years. 

Currently, Shell has 3 GBI-certified sites while 5 other stations are being assessed for GBI certification. In their pursuit of mitigating carbon emission, Shell aims to have a total of 300 solar-powered and 40 GBI-certified sites by 2021.

In 2021, Shell brings to focus its refreshed strategy called Powering Progress which sets out goals in support of its purpose to power progress together by providing more and cleaner energy solutions, to accelerate the transition of its business to net-zero emissions. Sustainability at Shell means providing energy in a responsible manner, respecting people, their safety and the environment.

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Movie Review: ‘Don’t Listen’, Horror Movie With Unexpected Jump Scares Galore

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‘Don’t Listen’ is actually a Spanish supernatural horror film directed by Ángel Gómez Hernández. The movie follows a man who after the inexplicable death of his young son in their new home begins to experience ghostly phenomena, prompting him to seek the help of a paranormal expert.

It is one of the new films that was released on Netflix on 27th of November. This Spanish horror film has ghosts, witches and even delves into Spain’s dark past history with unexpected jump scares galore. The movie is already number charted number 9 in the U.K.’s Top 10 Films on Netflix.

What ‘Don’t Listen’ Is About

Daniel, Sara and their only son Eric are a happy family that move to an old house in the country. Working as home restaurateurs, Daniel and Sara plans for restoring and sale the house after the job be done change drastically when the own Eric is found dead in the pool close to the house. Broken by the pain, Sara moves to her parents for a days after a strong discussion with him, while Daniel keeps alone in the house. However, at the next night Daniel tapes Eric’s voice in his cell phone when he was sending an audio message to apologize Sara.

Looking for answers, Daniel meets Germán Redondo, a veteran and renowned writer and supernatural investigator specialized in electronic voice phenomena. Traveling to the house with his daughter Ruth, Germán analyzes Daniel’s audio message, installing infrared cameras hoping to find any kind of ghostly activity, while at the same time Ruth tries get closer to her father, still affected by the suicide of his wife that is Ruth’s mother happened years ago.

What Can Be Said About ‘Don’t Listen’

‘Don’t Listen’ is a worthy addition to the family-moves-into-haunted-house genre, a predictable yet truly terrifying journey that masterfully creates an unsettling atmosphere. The jump scares don’t feel cheap, and the twists and turns and backstory reveals are earned. Even when it’s utilizing clichéd tropes and story beats, it manages to remain fully engaging and suspenseful.
‘Don’t Listen’ isn’t necessarily reliant on innovation. The film’s strength comes from its ability to suck you in completely, immersing you in a world where something sinister lurks behind every corner. If you’re a lover of the genre and down for a predictable journey that boasts some truly scary moments and magnificent atmosphere, you’re gonna love this one.

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(Video) Perfect Bakery Cafe In Cheras Where You Can Get Freshly Baked Fruit Strudel

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There are actually so many different types of pastries that can be enjoyed from pies to tarts and even quiches to croissants. One of the most favorite pastries ever made would definitely be fruit strudel. Talking about fruit strudel, there is one particular bakery cafe that sells amazing fruit strudel and it is called ‘iCon Brewings’ located in Cheras.

Fruit strudels at this bakery cafe are loved by many people because they are freshly baked daily. Aside from using fresh fruits to top off their deliciously flaky pastry, they also make their whipping cream and jam filling from scratch every day. That is why this is one of the best bakery-cafes that served fruit strudel.

 

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Other than Peach Strudel, there are also other fresh fruits such as Kiwi, Blueberry, and even Mango Strudel. They all would taste as good as they look whether or not you have a favorite fruit of your choice. Even though that this particular bakery cafe is well known for its fruits strudel, it also got many other pastries that customers could enjoy.

Aside from serving yummy-looking fruit strudels, this cafe is also known for selling a wide variety of artisan pastry. There are also croissants, Danish pastries, tarts, and many more. In addition, they also have cafe food and coffee here.

 

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For those who are interested on going to iCon Brewings, this is their address.

Address: 24, Jalan Manis 3, Taman Bukit Segar, 56100 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Sources: Instagram iCon Brewings, Facebook iCon Brewings.

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Upholding The Malay Tradition, These Are Different Styles On Wearing ‘Sampin’

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The tradition of wearing sampin has come way back since the generation of our elders. There are so many people that can be seen wearing sampin as part of their essential outfits. Definition of sampin according to Kamus Dewan would be as a sarong worn after wearing the pants in the Malay attire and usually from the waist to the knees only. Sampin is also used to complement the looks when wearing baju Melayu.

Nowadays, we often see people wearing sampin during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Aidiladha, or any other formal events that require them to wear baju Melayu. There are actually so many different styles that can be used when someone is wearing sampin. All of these different styles come from different regions and sometimes bring different meanings for the wearer.

These are examples of different styles of wearing sampin:

1) Ikatan Pancung

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The method on how to wear this style is just by using loose fabric. The fabric is wrapped around the waist and before reaching the end of the fabric, the fabric is “beheaded”. That means the fabric is pinned while letting the end of the fabric hang down.

2) Ikatan Kembung

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This is the style of wearing sampin that usually worn by the bridegroom in any wedding custom of the Malays. The word kembung comes from the impression of looking like you are bloating when wearing this style. The fabric is pulled to the middle or side of the body to be tied and knotted in various ways so that it will stick to the waist.

3) Ikatan Lingkup

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This is the usual way on how people wear sampin. The sheath fabric is rolled up and draped over the front or sides. Similar to how to wear a sarong for everyday needs.

4) Ikatan Anak Raja Lima

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When wearing this style, you have to balance the fabric in the middle. Arrange and fold downwards. Finish the tiered layer. Take the bend and update the side ties at the waist.

Sources: Pecinta Warisan Melayu.

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