Sunday, April 16, 2017

Celebrate Ramandhan With A Bazaar Themed Buffet Feast At Big Apple Restaurant, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, KL

The sacred month of Ramadhan is around the corner and everyone is looking forward to Ramadhan Bazaars that pop up all around the country.The smells from a myriad of local delicacies and delights are inevitable. It's also a time for reflection and celebration, a time to be spent with friends and family.

Lucky for us, Berjaya Times Square Hotel is offering the experience of a full Ramadan Bazaar sans the smoky air and crowded lanes. To usher in the holy month of Ramadan this year, the chefs of Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur has skilfully put together a sumptuous buffet spread with more than 200 authentic local cuisines from different states of Malaysia, promising an exceptional dining experience for all.

True to the bazaar theme this year, the casual all-day dining outlet, The Big Apple Restaurant will be transformed into the classic Ramadhan bazaar stalls reminiscent of those found in popular outdoor bazaars around Malaysia during the festive period.

You will be able to experience first-hand what the contemporary Malaysia food bazaar is like in Malaysia during Ramadhan. You'll get to enjoy the lively atmosphere of a bazaar with an authentic and memorable dining experience. With over 200 dishes, guests will be able to indulge but this time enjoy heir food in a more comfortable setting,

Aside from the lively and inviting bazaar atmosphere, Berjaya Times Square Hotel has also prepared a special Kedah Claypot Fish Head Curry, lovingly prepared by the hotel’s Sous Chef, Chef Yusoff using his grandmother’s family recipe. Utilizing only the freshest ingredients and aromatic spices, the Claypot Fish Head Curry is guaranteed to be the highlight of the entire buffet dinner.

Individual stalls will be spaced around the restaurant featuring special signature dishes. Guests can expect Lempeng Kelapa, Lamb Briyani, Ikan Keli/ Cencaru Bakar, Pucuk Manis Ubi Keledek, Otak- Otak Muar, Murtabak Istimewa, Ayam Goreng Uncle Bakri amongst many other must-try traditional Malay dishes. Those looking for lighter and healthier options can toss up their own Ulam-Ulam Tempatan or pick from a variety of ready-made salads on offer.

Besides the delectable buffet spread at The Big Apple Restaurant, this Ramadhan, you will also be able to enjoy the Nasi Briyani Gam Batu Pahat made with traditional herbs and spices which comes in two delectable choices; chicken or lamb.. It's specially prepared by Chef Yusoff and will be available for takeaway at the stalls located at the lobby of the hotel.

The Ramandhan Buffet on 29th May till 4th June 2017 and 19th June till 22nd June 2017, buffet priced at RM 128.00 nett for adults and RM 58.00 nett for children. On 5th June till 18th June 2017, dinners can enjoy the Ramadhan buffet priced at RM 138.00 nett for adults and RM 68.00 nett for children. Early bird vouchers are also available for purchase at RM 100.00 nett for adults and RM 50.00 nett for children.

If you prefer more privacy, you can enjoy a Ramadhan Buffet at RM118.00 nett per person, with a guaranteed minimum of 10 tables. For every 10 confirmed tables, guests will receive one complimentary table. Ramadhan meeting packages are also available at RM148.00 nett per person for full day meetings and RM158.00 nett per person for half day meetings.

2 days one night Ramadhan Residential Packages during the Ramadhan Month are also available from RM428.00 nett per person per night onwards. The package is inclusive of buffet breakfast, a 1-day meeting package with two breaks, 1 buffet lunch or dinner, alongside the use of meeting rooms and meeting facilities.

The Bazaar Ramadhan buffet will starts from the 29th May 2017 till 22nd June 2017, 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Kindly contact 03-2117 8000 for reservation or inquiries.




























Media Ramadhan Preview - Big Apple Restaurant

Recently I've had been invited to Media Ramadhan Preview Bloggers Gathering at Big Apple Restaurant. It was been held to try out some of the ramadhan buffet menus included their signature dishes ''.
Me, twin sis Erin & bloggers friends Dilla, Iena & Joanne

Me, twin sis Erin & bloggers friends Dilla, Iena & Joanne


Me, twin sis Erin & blogger friend Syafiera


The meals would be incomplete without desserts (who doesn't love desserts right?). A lot of desserts to choose from.

The event started with a food tasting, followed by voting for favorite dishes session in the end as a feedback from participant bloggers. Eventhough the price a little bit expensive, it was such a sinful day as I've got to enjoy these delightful food spread.

Had been invited to be among the first to taste a wide selection of #Malaysian appetizers & variety of dishes at Ramadhan Preview 2017. Thanks Synthia & @bthkl for having us! The buffet #spread can surely satisfy everybody's taste buds especially the variety of desserts! 😋😉😄

Food #galore at Ramadhan Preview 2017 at Berjaya Times Square Hotel! If you savour traditional Malay cuisines then you should come & try out their ramadhan buffet at Big Apple Restaurant where this year, they offers more 200 delicacies from different states of Malaysia. The 'Bazaar Ramadan Buffet' is priced at RM128 nett per adult & RM58 nett per child on 29 May - 4 June 2017 & 19 June - 22 June 2017 but the price would be differ to RM138 nett per adult & RM68 nett per child on 5 June - 18 June 2017 from 6.30pm - 10.30pm during this holy the month. Interesting thing about having a ramadhan buffet here is that guests will get to experience the classic Ramadhan bazaar stalls reminiscent the outdoor bazaars around Malaysia throughout the month of Ramadan. For more info or for a reservation, you can call Big Apple Restaurant at 03-2117 8000 ext 8133, email at bth.bigapple@berjayahotel.com. or visit their FB page www.facebook.com/berjayatimessquarehotelkualalumpur. Thanks again @bthkl for the #delicious food spreads! (Head over to my blog for the full review ~ http://jellybeanstar.blogspot.my)

For more info do check their facebook page Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala LumpurIf you like my story, do follow me on InstagramFacebook and Twitter for more food or eatery discoveries!


xoxo - aly

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Goodbye Blackheads Thanks To Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub

Our weather has been hot and humid these days. A little humidity can be a good thing for keeping your skin soft and hydrated. But when the water in the air tops 50 percent or more, it can leave your complexion sweaty and shiny and can even lead to breakouts.

Thus the perfect skincare products to make or maintain your skin healthy and glowing is by using Neutrogena Deep Clean Skin Care. It offers variety products that suits different kind of skin condition such as normal, dry and oily. Thanks to Neutrogena I've got to try these products Cleansing Oil To Foam, Foaming Cleaser and Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub myself. From all the three products given I really love Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub.




I have a combination skin with blackheads/whiteheads and open pores. With the unpredictable weather, the heat and humidity had worsened the situation. I tried many scrubs in the past to tackle these problems and to keep my skin clean and clear but it doesn't works wonders for my skin. With Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub doesn’t just fight blackheads, it helps eliminate them for clearer, smoother skin. This gentle scrub immediately works two ways to not only clear out the blackheads, but also to help prevent new ones from forming.




At first, you will feel it tingles as its maximum strength acne medicine, Salicylic Acid, penetrates deep to eliminate blackheads by removing stubborn dirt and oil trapped inside pores. Then, you’ll feel it's gentle, skin-soothing micro beads exfoliate without overdrying to help stop blackheads before they even start.




The scrub forms very mild lather and wash off easily with few splashing of water without leaving any slippery feeling. It removes dead skin cells, impurities and extract dust from clogged pores. It controls oil secretion up to certain extent. I use it for a minute every alternate day. After using this scrub, my skin feels soft, clear and refreshed. It doesn't make my skin dry or stretchy even it is very hydrating and suitable for dry skin too. It is non-comedogenic and dermatologist and allergy tested.

After using it for a week, I think this is the scrub which I can use without any guilt of overdoing. As you can see, the scrub has some orange, round granules and tiny white granules concentrated enough in the entire scrub. The base itself doesn’t feel like soapy, but rather creamy and mild. Surprisingly my clogged pores have reduced up to 65%, and I love the soft feel of the skin after using this scrub.

What it contains:
  • Beta hydroxyl acid formula – cleans dirt and excessive oil
  • Skin-conditioning beads – condition and soothe skin
  • Blackhead Fighting Complex – penetrates deep into pores to remove dead skin cells to help eliminate blackheads
  • Cedarwood extract and moisturizer – help strengthen the skin’s natural water and oil balance, and prevent new blackheads from forming with continuous use

How to use:

As a daily cleanser, squeeze a pea-size amount of the Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub onto your palm. Add a little water to form a lather and gently massage over the face. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Can be used everyday.

Overall Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub is a nice concentrated yet mild scrub for daily use for sensitive, oily or acne prone skin. Your face will feel rejuvanated and clean when the day's impurities are removed from your skin. This scrub leaves the skin soft, reduces clogged pores, and skin is visibly clearer for me. I recommend this scrub to be used regularly!

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Say Cheee-zu with Japanese Cheese Drink

Calling all cheese lovers, there’s a brand new drink in town! Chizu combines Japanese cheese foam with various coffee or fragrant tea to create “an original Japanese cheese drink”. Curious to know what this new beverage taste like? The Chizu Drink opened their first outlet on Wednesday, 15th March 2017 at Sunway Pyramid.

People usually consume cheese in the form of desserts (croissants, tarts, cakes) or food (pizzas), but thanks to Chizu, you can now drink it. Chizu, which means cheese in Japanese, not only offers roasted and fruity teas but coffee and chocolate as well.

Their signature drinks include Matcha Red Bean Cheese, Blackcurrant Cheese, Season Tea Cheese, Roasted Oolong Tea, and Coffee Latte Cheese. According to the company, their nutritional drinks also have several health benefits.

Keep up to date with Chizu Malaysia’s latest happenings and promotions via their Facebook page www.facebook.com/chizudrink.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pharmaton The No.1 Adult Multivitamin Brand In Malaysia - Reward Your Achievement

Pharmaton, the No.1 adult multivitamin brand in Malaysia and its latest initiative aimed at rewarding Malaysians for their outstanding achievements in 2016 and giving them the tools to fulfill their goals this 2017. With a record of more than 50 years, Pharmaton is the No.1 adult multi vitamin brand in Malaysia.

This 2017, Pharmaton​® is out to give Malaysians the extra mileage for those eager to keep their resolutions and achieve bigger and better things throughout the year! Pharmaton​® has rolled out its latest “Reward Your Achievement” campaign that encourages Malaysians to reflect on their achievements in 2016 and celebrate their hard work, as well as fueling them to fulfil their resolutions in the upcoming year.




An event of "Reward Your Achievement" has been held on the 15th February 2017 at The Cooking Studio, Amarin Kiara where Renowned Celebrity Chef and Brand Ambassador of Pharmaton, Sherson Lian and his celebrity friends such as Siti Saleha, Sandra Woo & Hansen Lee had a talk show sharing their biggest achievements in 2016 and their goals for the upcoming year ahead followed by a fun cookout session.






 According to Ms. Carmenza Alarcon, Head of Consumer healthcare Malaysia/Singapore, Sanofi-aventis (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Pharmaton had launch the initiative ideals in promoting self-improvement by taking charge one's life and well being. Live in well being not an easy task as in many challenging factors come across everyday such as work pressure, health concern, financial constraints and so on that can affect on one's health condition.







As a health awareness and you would like to participate in this "Reward Your Achievement" contest, pick up a form at any participating retail outlets and tell us in 30 words or less why you deserve to win. The contest form can drop into a collection box or Whatsapp us at 017 235 2960 to join. The most creative achievements will WIN!

15 Malaysians will be sponsored by Pharmaton to assist in achieving their goals in year 2017. These selected winners will be given the option to select the area they have set to accomplish that related to health, self-development, pamper and travel. Not only that, ONE of these 15 winners will stand a chance to win a special cookout experience with celebrity chef and brand ambassador, Sherson Lian where he will teach a special dish based on the key pillar selected.

Let's join and grab a chance to WIN! Do visit www.pharmaton.com.my for more info.




Friday, March 24, 2017

XOX MOBILE x Universal Music Malaysia - ONEMUSIC For Music Lover

Well everybody love music and this will be music to your ears. XOX Mobile has collaborated with Universal Music Malaysia for a first-of-its-kind partnership to deliver innovative digital music contents as part of XOX Mobile’s focus to reward its loyal subscribers with the introduction of the ONEXOX Universal Music Starter Pack (or known as ONEMUSIC Edition Starter Pack) together with ONEXOX Friends MTV VJ and singer Fazura, pop-rock group Bunkface and popular singing and acting duo ThomasJack which was held at Sunway Pyramid recently.




The starter pack is loaded with music-related goodies that will obviously excite any music fans (including me). Among the benefits are unparalleled access to digital music and music showcases which includes special ticket offers, artistes’ merchandise and exclusive meet-and-greet experience and up-close encounters with local and international artistes within the Universal Music family. Yay to this amazing opportunity!




In addition, subscribers will also be able to receive special offers on concert and showcase tickets organized by Universal Music Malaysia on top of discount deals on their products at selected CD-Rama outlets (20% discount) as well as Lazada Malaysia (10% discount). The best part is that you also stand a chance to be invited to artist workshops and flyaways, along with first hand exclusivity on all their latest updates, upcoming concerts and pre-release purchases. These are definitely money-can’t-buy experiences.




Users will also get to enjoy exciting, a lifetime experiences with Universal Music’s artists, much like when selected XOX MOBILE subscribers were given the opportunity to play in a futsal tournament with the members of Bunkface, in conjunction with the band’s 10th anniversary concert last year. Definitely a rare opportunity indeed. These experiences gives music-lovers and fans a chance to connect directly with their favourite musicians.




During the launch of ONEMUSIC there were exciting activities that being held for the public. Free music, video streaming, mobile game and VR booth, photobooth and also Universal Music merchandises were up for grab to win with any purchase of an album. There were also performances by Universal Music artists, Sid Murshid and Nik Qistina prior to the launch ceremony.

If you're constantly connected to internet (well I can't live without it) and tired of slow data all the time, I think this is the right time for you to change to the XOX mobile for some prominent usage. I heard some good feedback and I might as well change to ONEMUSIC too!




The ONEMUSIC Edition Starter Pack is price at RM10, available for purchase online at www.xox.com.my with free delivery nationwide. Alternatively, the pack can also be purchased via Universal Music Malaysia’s distribution channels.

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