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Monday, March 23, 2015

Come to Taiwan's Travel Fair at 1 Utama

Visit the 1st Taiwan Travel Fair at LG Oval, 1 Utama Shopping Centre from 25th - 29th March 2015.


Eat, shop & go on two wheels in Taiwan!
Before that grab the best travel deals at Taiwan Travel Fair

Whether you are considering a first or subsequent visits to Taiwan, there’s never a better time to tour the island than in 2015! Taiwan Tourism Bureau Kuala Lumpur (TTBKL) is organising its first-ever Taiwan Travel Fair in Malaysia. With the theme of “Time to Enjoy Life”, it will be held at 1 Utama Shopping Centre, where the public can get the best deals for Taiwan travel at this one-stop event from 25 to 29 March 2015.

With the first Taiwan Travel Fair, TTBKL hopes to present great value travel deals to Malaysian families. They have tied up with top Taiwanese and Malaysian travel agencies to offer a variety of exciting packages and the most attractive travel deals for all destinations in Taiwan. This also includes customised packages or tours specially-catered for Muslim visitors. 

For visitors of the fair who purchase any tour package from participating agents, they stand a chance to participate in a lucky draw for every RM500 spent. Prizes include Taipei return flight tickets sponsored by China Airlines and Eva Airways; and East Asia cruise on Star Aquarius, Star Virgo and Aquarius liners sponsored by Star Cruises. So do make a date with us and visit the Taiwan Tourism Fair to bring back these fabulous prizes!


The Taiwan Travel Fair will be held at the Oval concourse in 1 Utama Shopping Centre from 25 to 29 March 2015. Opens 10 am daily. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/tbrockl !

Based on a survey conducted by Taiwan Tourism in 2012, the top attractions for inbound tourists are sights and sceneries, food and shopping. As such, the Taiwan Travel Fair will also highlight three major experiences under the theme of “Time to Enjoy Life”:

Time to Eat


When it comes to food, Taiwan has it all. Dine like royalty without paying a king’s ransom for it. From juicy seasonal fruits, sumptuous traditional Chinese dishes, healthy vegetarian dishes, icy desserts to creative tea drinks, Taiwanese cuisine makes full use of local ingredients and age-old techniques to surprise and satisfy your palate. Don’t forget the world-famous night markets, filled with the enticing aromas of delicious street food and snacks!


Time to Shop


Taiwan is a shopaholic’s dream come true, with many large shopping centres and chain department stores in all four corners of the island. Shop for anything you want, from high-quality made-in-Taiwan 3C products, to famous highland tea and handmade weavings. For the fashion lover, all kinds of affordable clothing, leather goods and branded products are at your fingertips. In Taiwan, you are sure to find just about everything you want.


Time to go on Two Wheels


These days, the LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) trend is gaining popularity as people begin to be more health and eco-conscious. Taiwan is well-known for its LOHAS practices, and there is no better way to experience it than to travel along the breath-taking coastal highways by bicycle! Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and appreciate the simple yet wonderful things in life with your loved ones. 


Friday, March 20, 2015

RICOH and MakerBot 3D Contest

Ever heard of 3D printing?
 This revolutionary technology is set to make changes and life improvements to mankind.
Printing is never the same again once you set your eyes on 3D printing.
Ricoh brand is synonymous with innovation and cutting edge technology and is continuously moving forward with new ideas and is always finding new ways in improving lives. 
Ricoh believes in the creative potential of individuals and organizations with emphasis on forward thinking and positive results. Hence the birth of the Imagine 3D Contest.
Partnering together with MakerBot, Ricoh and MakerBot aspires to bring printing to a whole new level with brand new cutting-edge 3D printing technology poised to provide the resources and best solutions to compliment the growth of many industries.

Samples of 3D printing in relevant industries below:

EDUCATION

FASHION

ARCHITECTURE

 Or as a Simple Hobby

The contest ran from 7th Jan 2015 - 8th March 2015.
and took both individuals and corporates alike on a journey fuelled by creativity and innovation, with a theme, 'Imagine Functionality : the Perfect Office Aid'. 
The objective is to imagine an idylic office aid designed to help enhance one's physical workspace - the idea is then brought to life with 3D printing.


Ricoh Malaysia and MakerBot's Imagine 3D Contest
The entries were overwhelming and there were some really outstanding creativity out there.

Mr. Peter Wee, Chief Operating Officer of Ricoh Malaysia said " this competition is able to provide an avenue to champion the power of imagination and creativity of local Malaysians"
 Ms Winnie Lim, Marketing Manager of Ricoh addressing the crowd
Mr Gan Yu Han, Marketing Director of iMakerZone. 
iMakerZone is a pioneer 3D printing company in Malaysia in 3D printing services, 3D design services, rapid prototyping and 3D printing workshops

Presenting, the MakerBot models that prints in 3D. 
It comes in 3 models for 3D printing in different sizes, small, medium and large.

MINI
This mini MakerBot Replicator Mini is priced at an affordable RM 4,999. 
Never before has 3D printing become so affordable.
Details of this modehere


MEDIUM
The MakerBot Replicator (pic below) prints a larger build volume by 11% compared to the mini MakerBot replicator. Details of the model here

LARGE
As the name suggests, this 3D printer model is for the super large prints.

Still curious how the 3D printer works? Check out this video:
Here I am amazed by the state of art MakerBot working up a live demo on a 3D print prototype.

A big congratulations to all those who made it to the top 10 for each category.
Drum rolls...and here are the winners for the Imagine 3D contest
The winner for the People's Choice 3D Design Award goes to Akademi Usahawan Mikro Sdn Bhd who a Pentax Camera

The winners of Corporate Category are:

1st Prize: Alwin Wong

 2nd prize: Fabian Khaw
         
3rd Prize: Wai Hoong

Click here to view the top 10 Corporate Category shortlisted 


The winners of Individual Category are:

1st Prize: Ew Chee Guan
  
2nd prize: Tan Kin Seng

3rd prize: Tan Yi Xuan
Click here to view the top 10 Individual Category shortlisted 

Proud moment of all the winners and their masterpiece

The beautiful Miss Ricoh with 3D printed accessories wrapped all around her.
Stunning accessories that makes a statement. Don't you think?

3D printing can do wonders. With 3D printing, you can now make anything you want.
It's not just about creating a 3D piece of accessory, a tool or a decorative object. 3D printing can also aid those with disability. For example, a dog with the aid of  3D printed leg prosthetics can now walk and even run without any disabilities.
It's just incredible.

And on the medical aspect, 3D printing can even print inner replacement body parts.
Read the full story here.

3D printing is set to revolutionize the world!

For more info, follow RICOH at RICOH's Official Facebook Page or their website

To explore the Ricoh e-store or for more information on the MakerBot 3D Replicator printers, visit: https://biz.ricoh.com.my/Ricoh-estore




Monday, March 16, 2015

Interior Design Inspiration at Habitat-my

Don't you just envy those perfect looking home designs you see in magazines?


It's easy to be inspired by the exceptional home and interiors by architects and interior designers from Asia and all over the world. 

Look no further as all these info are at the click of a button at :



Habitat-my is a directory for ideas and inspiration for aspiring home owners both old and new.

With this handy website, you get to explore ideas, share your experiences and get connected with the right professionals and businesses to achieve your dream home.
It's a one stop website for your home improvements and home renovation journey.

The http://www.habitat-my.com/ website showcases lovely homes and tastefully planned interior designs both locally and Internationally.

Here's what can be done on the site:

A) Normal Users
* save ideas and inspirations to your account.
* save contacts and company profiles for your future references.
* bookmark articles and pictures that you love without the hassle of searching for it.

B)  Business Users
* create company profiles
*share company portfolio with habitat-my's readers
* submit projects to be featured with write ups.


Their facebook page is also updated regularly. 
Do check them out for home improvement ideas.

Discover exciting home design ideas at 
http://www.habitat-my.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HabitatMY

For enquiries or have a project to feature, e-mail to adrian@habitat-my.com

Miso (전통공연 미소)

I recently was invited to attend MISO, a traditional Korean dance and music performance. The show was adapted into a traditional dance drama and love story. It is a must see musical performance with spectacular dance moves and great plot.
I was lucky to catch it with special VIP tickets from Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)

Spectacular wardrobe designs and skilfull dancers mesmerised the crowd.


Awesome backdrop and colour display

Great acrobatic action!

The cast were all so professional and energetic
In the end, it was a great story well told.
 The cast taking a bow after a spectacular performance.
It was a wonderful show with light humour. Simply an unforgettable evening.
Special thanks to my friend, Vera who scored tickets from KTO and invited me.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

RING! It's Time For Taiwan

I wanna go to Taiwan!
I wanna go to Taiwan!
I wanna go to Taiwan!

WHY?


Because it's such a beautiful country and Taiwan has so much to offer. 
Taiwan, a country filled with plenty of wonders, pleasures and treasures.
It's a paradise for food, shopping, relaxation. 


The Taiwan map is shaped like a sweet potato.
The island has more than 23 million people and is one of the most densely populated places in the world!

Be awed by its natural landscape and beautiful nature. It's just amazing.
Before I move in to my shopping escapades in Taiwan, let me serenade and share with you Taiwan's breathtaking sceneries that captured my heart and made me wanna go back!
Check out these photos of Yehliu from my last Taiwan Trip.

You can see plenty of unique formation of rocks called the mushroom rocks here. 
This is one of my favourite and most momorable spots in Taiwan.
It's simply breathtaking.


These were unique textures on the floor. Holes filled with water. What a unique sight!

Look at the beautiful and unique rock formation. These rocks were given imaginative names. Now you know why....Imagine...what these rock look like.

This rock formation below is one of the most famous of them all, called the Queen's Head.
It's my favourite. It really does stretch one's imagination.
Inspired by my last trip there, I wish to revisit Taiwan again.
One can never get bored and this is a country so rich in beautiful landscape.

It's time to enjoy life in Taiwan (again)
.
The wind was super strong and my hair was in a mess. 
Netherless, I enjoyed the cool breeze.
CP buat lawak pontianak.

The Beauty of Taiwan in full bloom

Take time to admire the beauty of Taiwan all around. 
See and appreciate the little things around you. 
Take time to smell the flowers. 
These were some of the amazing blooms that caught my attention. 






Food
There are plenty of street food snacks all around Taiwan which offers interesting food. 
Here's a glimpse of some of the street food and snacks in Taiwan.
 I found these at Shilin Night Market.

Everything also I wanna try. 


From stir oyster omelets to stir fried cuttle fish and stinky tofu, my little food adventure in Taiwan began.
Besides the street food that must be consumed there, you can also buy these to bring back a piece of Taiwan. Here's their famous Mochi and Pineapple tarts. 

Shop Till You Drop in Taiwan.
So here comes my favourite part. Shopping time!
Behold on some of the unique items that caught my eyes which I think were pretty intersting. Here' are some of my top picks for interesting items in Taiwan and great places to shop!

Cute shaped umbrellas which I felt was so Taiwan. Have not come across anything like this before from my other travels. The coned shaped umbrella is good for one and offers quite a good coverage from the rain. Bought myself one without hesitation.
Found these at the Shilin Night Market

Pei Pa (bought mine at Jiu Fen), a famous tourist attraction, a village by the hills.
A bottle of Pei Pa costs me about RM50. 
This is a must buy as it's a great remedy for cough and soothes the throat.

If you want to try something different, I dare you to try out these Asparagus Juice. 
So if you feel that you're not eating enough greens, have drink your greens. It's easily available at the 7 Eleven.

Taiwan T-Shirt Designs
One can never go wrong with T-shirts to show that you've been there.


Another must try are the bitter gourd juice which is one of a kind. These are special and unlike the usual bitter gourd you find back home. It's a great way to detox. It's not that bitter. Go try it for yourself. I miss this juice!
Also try the Papaya Milk Juice  which is also one of Taiwan's famous drinks.
Remember to drink more juices to stay hydrated!

I went huting for unique flavoured snacks at 7 Eleven and look what I found!

 Interesting packaging of milk drinks sighted. I am a sucker for unique packaging. Must try their milk tea.
Taiwan has a lot of these small stalls which offers interesting drinks to quench your thirst

These helmets caught my eye. They are simply one of a kind!
 It's only about RM20 each. But based on Malaysian law these cannot be worn back in our streets. Love everyone of them.
Check out the strawberry and watermelon ones.
Plenty of accessories
 Bling it on handphone covers. Covers shouting for attention.
 Some of the shoe designs in Taiwan. They are so trendy and affordable.

My favourite shopping haunt is Ximending
It has everything! This is a must go place in Taiwan. 
 Overall I had such a great time and told myself I will be back, Taiwan!

Taipei IOI - Taiwan's famous landmark stand majestically tall.
 One of the signature buildings in Taiwan. Amazing architecture.

Now you know why I want to go back and revisit Taiwan.
 I just can't get enough of this beautiful island.
There's just so many this to do, to see, eat and enjoy.
The beauty of Taiwan, captured my heart!

Well, dear readers, hope you've enjoyed reading my Taiwan blogpost.
Just to share with you,here's one of my favourite shot by the sea.
A quiet time to reflect surrounded by the sounds of the calm sea. 
A moment to remember in Taiwan.

I love Taiwan

For more amazing discoveries of Taiwan, log on to:
http://timefortaiwan.tw/en/index.jsp
http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/

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