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A Smile For Every Child: RM100,000 Worth of Toys To Underprivileged And Oncology Children Through Mattel’s Happy Playcation Campaign

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KUALA LUMPUR, 30 August 2021 With the objective of bringing A Smile for Every Child, toy company Mattel popular for signature brands like Hot Wheels, Uno and Barbie will be collaborating with e-commerce platform Shopee to send out toys worth up to RM100,000 as both companies look to address the need to uplift the spirits of underprivileged children during these turbulent times.

Pledging one toy for every order made via selected stores, Mattel and Shopee, as well as NGOs Dignity for Children Foundation and the Childhood Cancer Caring Society of Kuala Lumpur (CARES), are partnering on a special campaign called Happy Playcation taking place from 1 till 3 September 2021.

The participating stores are the Mattel, Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price official stores on Shopee. To further encourage Malaysians to support the campaign, Mattel will offer up to 30% off on its toys during the campaign period.

Murat Ariksoy, General Manager of Mattel Continental Asia said, “We acknowledge the adverse impact of the global pandemic on children in terms of learning and simply having a memorable childhood. We are launching this campaign with the common goal of uplifting the next generation. We strive to enable all kids to feel like children again with this partnership, while seeding joy into the community and helping parents with our learning toys.”

This campaign is part of the #ShopeeGivesBack movement, which is aimed at creating awareness and driving donations for various charitable organisations to support their respective causes from healthcare and underprivileged communities to the marginalised, including animals.

Having started in 1998, the Dignity for Children Foundation provides education and care for marginalised and urban poor children in Kuala Lumpur. It currently serves over 1,700 children and youth aged 2-19 years, mainly operating education programmes in Sentul.

Liew Tong Ngan, Dignity’s Director of Marketing and Communications said, “We are extremely grateful to be receiving these wonderful toys from Mattel to be distributed out to our children and youths. A very big thank you to Mattel and Shopee for remembering the underserved and allowing the young and old to reach their full potential through play.”

Meanwhile, CARES is a non-profit NGO formed by parents whose children have been diagnosed with cancer, medical professionals and caring volunteers. CARES’s mission statement is to improve the quality of life and well-being of children and teens with cancer and at the same, to provide social support for the families and caregivers of the sick child while they undergo treatment for their medical conditions.

Ms. Margaret Low, CARES President said, “We’re honoured to be a part of this movement that will surely leave a positive impact in the lives of those children receiving these toys. Hopefully more meaningful initiatives like Happy Playcation will be executed down the road to continue inspiring these special individuals of our community.”

Shopee Malaysia Senior Manager (Business Development) Zed Li said, “At a time when members of the community are battling with their own struggles to get through this difficult period, it is all the more important that we lend a helping hand in the best way that we can. The underprivileged children are a group whose needs should not be neglected, especially now, and it is crucial that we help alleviate the pressure they may be facing. Mattel’s Happy Playcation campaign seeks to do just that. We’re hopeful that this initiative will bring positivity to their lives, beyond the fun that they can have with the Mattel toys. We commend everyone involved for their efforts and are pleased to provide our support to Mattel’s Happy Playcation.”

This campaign coincides with Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day which has something in-store for all its users and is currently taking place till 9 September. Buyers can look forward to claiming Free Shipping and 99% Coins Cashback vouchers, both with no minimum spend.

On top of this, the Happy Playcation campaign will stream Shopee Live sessions to showcase how Malaysians can assist in bringing a smile to a child in need. The first Shopee Live guest session was held on 27 August at 3PM, which featured a guest speaker from the Dignity for Children Foundation.

The next session on 1 September at 8.30PM will host guest speakers from CARES, who will further highlight how this campaign will bring cheer to the children. Exciting giveaways and an unboxing session of Mattel toys will also take place.

The Happy Playcation campaign is also launched in collaboration with Shopee Mum’s Club, a one-stop shop for all mothers’ needs for their child. The club shares the same aspirations of bringing happiness to a child, even beyond a mother’s own. Happy Playcation will be handing out exclusive vouchers to club members to encourage participation of the campaign among the community of mothers.

To learn more about Mattel’s Happy Playcation campaign, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/mattel-happy-playcation

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Shop Review: Famous For Its Crispy Fried Chicken, The ‘Loh Burger Putrajaya’

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There are actually getting more and more creative and also delicious recipes that have been created here in our beloved country, Malaysia, and Putrajaya will also definitely not going to miss the trend. Recently, a particular shop in Putrajaya called ‘Loh Burger Putrajaya’ has really caught my attention and also my preferable taste palate.

‘Loh Burger Putrajaya’ has open their own shop in Presint 9, Putrajaya and it looks really amazing and eye-catchy. This is because their shop is painted orange in color and also has a lot of fascinating painting of burgers on their wall. Even the shop itself could have attracted so many customers. The other major thing that got me attracted to the shop would be their own crispy fried chicken that is incorporated in many dishes that their shop is selling.

According to the Facebook post that stated, “Alhamdulillah. With the blessings, prayers, and support from family, friends, and customers who have been like family to us all this time, Loh Burger Putrajaya has now moved a little forward in the business. With the effort and support from all, Loh Burger Putrajaya has operated in a new place, namely in Putra Harmoni Precinct 9, Putrajaya. Customers can walk in or even order online like always. Thank you once again for the support”.

I have tasted two recipes from this shop and there are Nasi Lemak Pandan Ayam Crispy and Burger Ayam Crispy.

Picture: Facebook Loh Burger Putrajaya

Their Nasi Lemak really attracts me to buy it. The first reason is that it is green in color. For someone who loves the green color, I would definitely want to try it. The taste of the Nasi Lemak is so amazing because it is one of a kind. The taste blends really well with the sambal and I love every bite of it. The second reason is none other than because of the crispy fried chicken. You can rarely see Nasi Lemak that comes with boneless crispy fried chicken. Their innovation of using crispy fried chicken rather than another type of fried chicken really makes theirs in the next level.

Picture: Facebook Loh Burger Putrajaya

The second thing that I really obsessed with this shop would be their Burger Ayam Cripsy. First of all, their burger is huge and you can definitely feel full just by eating this. If you have not eaten anything throughout the day, this shop’s very owns Burger Ayam Crispy could help you with that. Every time I buy their burger, it would always come hot because the crispy fried chicken is fried when you order it. That is why you can really enjoy the crunchiness of the crispy fried chicken in the burger when you bought it. Other than the crispy fried chicken, the sauce that they are using also tastes really delicious. It just completed the taste of the Burger Ayam Crispy with vegetables and chicken.

Sources: Facebook Loh Burger Putrajaya.

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Shop Review: Get The Right Skincare Products With ‘The Soaphaus’!

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It’s difficult to love your skin when it’s constantly acting up. Skin problems, whether they’re dry, itchy areas or infrequent pimples, aren’t simply inconvenient to deal with; they may also make you feel self-conscious. I know being the way you are is just right, but sometimes taking care of ourselves is important too. That’s where skincare comes to play. And it’s not just for women, even men needs one too!

There are just tonnes of skincare products. Finding the best skin care products is difficult, as anybody who has ever browsed the aisles of a beauty store or even a drugstore will attest. And choosing is the toughest process ever. We all want products that are natural and safe but the truth is, lots of beauty products contain harmful chemicals that will give instant results but might leave a long-lasting effect later on. Not only that, most products are way too expensive.

If you’re a newbie to skincare or someone who’s confused about what products to use and want something that is safe yet affordable, you are on the right page.

Picture: The Soaphaus

Welcome to The Soaphaus. The Soaphaus founders were always intrigued about how a product was manufactured and what ingredients were used in it! They were ready to design items that are suitable for Asian skin after conducting extensive study and reading.

One of the many reasons they established this skincare company is that they wanted to produce products that do not bleach or whiten the skin. It is so often people have this stereotype that fair is beautiful but here at The Soaphaus, they believe that every skin tone is beautiful as it is.

Another reason that drives this company is the pricing factor. The creators think that everyone should be able to afford a good skincare routine. They have clients ranging in age from teenagers to the elderly who purchase skincare to ensure that their skin improves with each use! Some of our items are also suitable for children.

It is safe to say that almost all their products are vegan– by almost meaning only the Goat Milk Soap and Honey and Oat Scrub aren’t. Also, they never test their products on animal. So yay to free animal cruelty!

The Soaphaus offers are a wide range of products from cleansers to body care that is sure to bring the best version of yourself. They also have certain products that treat oily skin and acne skin. Here are some of them.

Cleanser

The Soaphaus has four types of bar cleansers:

  1. Natural Turmeric Soap
  2. Goats Milk and Orange Soap
  3. Natural Clay Soap
  4. Natural Rosemary Charcoal Soap

My favourite one would be the Goats Milk and Orange Soap. Suitable for damaged and dry skin, goats milk and orange soap is prepared from pure goats milk and orange oils. It aids in moisturizing and soothing damaged parts of the skin. It contains vitamin E oils, which assist to reduce wrinkles and slow down the ageing process. Our soap contains vitamins D, C, B1, B6, B12, and E, which are absorbed straight into the skin. This medication also aids in the treatment of eczema and the evening of skin tone. A soap that not only removes grime but also replenishes the skin’s hydration!

Toner

Picture: The Soaphaus

Toner helps to close pores and tighten the cell gaps after cleansing. So far, the Orange Antioxidant Face Toner is one of the best I’ve used so far. This great face toner has radiance-boosting elements as well as a variety of other nutrients that your skin requires to look vibrant. When you first start using it, you will notice a change in how smooth and hydrated your skin feels, as well as how radiant it seems. It also contains orange oil, which has antimicrobial effects. Witch hazel extract can help treat scars and prevent acne, and rosehip oil can aid with scarring and repairing dry skin. For a cooling effect, you can leave it refrigerated before using it.

Moisturizer

Picture: The Soaphaus

Moisturizing your face is important because it keeps your skin moist. The Soaphaus offers two types of moisturizer which are Lily Noir and Bergamot. Bergamot is a mild moisturiser, which contains aloe vera extracts and Bergamot oil, which can do wonders for your skin. If you’ve always coveted glowing skin, this face serum is the way to go. It will not only clear up your acne, but it will also give your skin a healthy glow by absorbing into your skin faster than most face serums. If you like natural skincare, you may already be aware that this serum may help you get rid of acne, acne spots, and other scars while also hydrating your skin and giving it a healthy glow. So, stop worrying about your oily skin and acne problems and start using Bergamot Face Serum to have a clear, healthy complexion.

Facial Oils

Picture: The Soaphaus

Not one, not two but six different types of oils. Each has its own benefits and makes your skincare a little extra. Here’s what The Soaphaus offer:

– Cold-Pressed Rosehip Oil

– Cold- Pressed Watermelon Seed Oil

– Fractionated Coconut Oil

– Japanese Camellia Oil

– Soaphaus Luxury Facial Oil

– Golden Castor Oil

The trending oils would be Watermelon Seed Oil, Cold-Pressed Rosehip Oil and Golden Castor Oil

Facial Mask and Exfoliators

Picture: The Soaphaus

Cleansing, toner and moisturizing your skin is not the only way to care for your skin. By using face masks and exfoliants, you remove the dirt or dead skin from your face. The Soaphaus has five types of face masks but my favourite one would be the Turmerice Face Mask. Turmeric is well known for its medicinal values for ages. This turmeric mask helps to clear clogged pores, excess sebum, and uneven skin texture. It also aids in the reduction of drabness. It also aids healthy cell renewal in the skin. Also, the mask assists in the reduction of discolouration, pigmentation, and sun damage. The impacts of environmental factors, pollution, and UV stress are also reduced with this mask. Turmeric can also be used instead of acid-based Glycols or AHA.

Picture: The Soaphaus

For exfoliating the skin, the best choice would be Honey and Milky Oat Scrub. This nourishing oat scrub is like a nutritious food for your skin. While enjoying the soothing benefits of real honey, colloidal oats, and shea butter, polish away dead skin cells, makeup, and extra pollutants. With shea butter, colloidal oats, and natural honey, this scrub can help you nourish your skin. This scrub incorporates oats in addition to honey as its major ingredient. Oats are high in saponins, which have anti-ageing qualities and can assist with acne, pimples, and other skin problems. Because oats are soft on the skin, they won’t irritate or cause skin hypersensitivity when you use this scrub.

See, turns out choosing the right skin product is not so hard and expensive after all! If you would like to know in detail which product suits you the best, you can get a free skincare consultation from them. To purchase their products, you can buy them from Instagram, their website or Whatsapp. Also, you can save more time because they ship the products directly to the convenience of your home!

Sources: The SoaphausInstagram

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(Video) Fascinating! These Are Places With Unique Name In Malaysia!

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Malaysia is actually such an interesting country to live in because it is definitely full of places with a unique name. These places with unique names may sound weird but it is what it is because the names have stuck with the places for a very long time already. Things that make it more amazing would be that every state in Malaysia would always have them.

The places with unique names have been compiled in a video that went viral on the TikTok app. The video has been posted by a particular TikToker that goes by the name AmirulAirbus330 recently. There are examples of places with unique names from each state in Malaysia. Hearing the names might be funny but they are such an icon for the state.

@amirulruslan82Jika Ada Nama Tempat Yang Lagi Unik Sila Komen✌️#tiktokmalaysia #fypmalaysia #tiktokfyp #fupage #foryoupage #fyp #fypviral #tiktokviral

♬ Danza Kuduro – Julio Martinez

1) Perlis

  • Padang Melangit (Beseri)

2) Kedah

  • Kota Sarang Semut
  • Permatang Kerat Telunjuk (Bandar Baharu)

3) Pulau Pinang

  • Kampung Seronok (Bayan Lepas)
  • Permatang Tiga Ringgit (Kepala Batas)

4) Perak

  • Mambang Diawan (Kampar)
  • Kampung Batak Rabit (Teluk Intan)
  • Kampung Belum Baru (Gerik)

5) Selangor

  • Batang Berjuntai

6) Negeri Sembilan

  • Kampung Bongek (Rembau)
  • Batang Benar (Seremban)

7) Melaka

  • Kampung Ketek
  • Batang Melaka

8) Johor

  • Seri Bunian (Pontian)
  • Kampung Parit Jerman (Pontian)
  • Desa Temu Jodoh (Segamat)

9) Pahang

  • Kampung New Zealand (Samaran)
  • Kampung Dada Kering (Kuala Lipis)

10) Terengganu

  • Kampung Mangkuk (Setiu)
  • Kampung Anak Ikan (Jerteh)
  • Kampung Imam Lapar (Kuala Berang)

11) Kelantan

  • Kedai Lalat (Kota Bharu)
  • Kampung Pangkal Meleret (Machang)

12) Sarawak

  • Bau (Kuching)
  • Batang Sadong
  • Batang Ai (Lubok Antu)

13) Sabah

  • Menggatal (Kota Kinabalu)
  • Manumbok (Kuala Penyu)
  • Kampung Baru Jumpa (Tenom)

Sources: TikTok AmirulAirbus330.

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