QSR Brands Launches KITA FIGHT COVID-19 and Terangi Ramadan, in support of frontliners and those in need

Dusit International launches the ‘Dusit Care Card’ in support of two local charities

I have to say, I am very impressed by the sheer amount of companies and organizations doing their part during COVID-19 pandemic, especially those supporting their local community. So is Dusit International. 

Advance-booking campaign offers exceptional value on stays with breakfast at Dusit Hotels & Resorts in Thailand, and continues Dusit’s mission to support its local communities by helping to raise funds for two distinct causes. Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies is continuing to leverage its resources to the benefit of local communities by launching a gift card with altruistic benefits.

Available now, the ‘Dusit Care Card’ allows customers to make advance reservations at the special price of 2,888 baht per night with breakfast for two persons, with stay dates valid through 31 December 2021 at participating Dusit Hotels & Resorts in Thailand. Any purchase of 10 cards or more will receive 10% discount.
The Dusit Care Card - each card sold, Dusit will donate 500 baht to the two charity partners.

For every Dusit Care Card sold, Dusit will donate 500 baht to be shared equally between the Contribute to COVID-19 Patient Treatment Project at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, where the funds will go towards purchasing medical equipment, and the Walking Through COVID-19 With Elephants Project of the Thai Elephant Alliance Association. 
The Dusit Care Card also serves as an attractive option for those who are seeking to buy gifts for frontline medical personnel and other key staff who have worked so hard to protect the public during the COVID-19 crisis.
Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International, explained that the launch of the Dusit Care Card coincides with positive signs that the number of cases of COVID-19 in Thailand is declining, following government regulations to limit the spread of the virus. She said the campaign serves as an opportunity for the company to leverage its resources, including rooms and services, to support communities in need while also helping to spread positive messages of hope and gratitude.

Dusit Thani Hua Hin
“Over the past few months, we have put all our efforts into sustaining our company to take care of all of our stakeholders – employees, customers and shareholders alike,” said Ms Suthumpun. “We have also leveraged our resources to give back to our communities wherever possible, including by making regular food donations to frontline healthcare personnel and other key workers at hospitals and agencies tending to the public nationwide. 

With the number of COVID-19 cases in Thailand now diminishing, we are looking towards the future with hope, and we will continue to seek ways we can use our resources to help our communities in need while also supporting united efforts to help mend, propel and restore the Thai economy when the crisis is over.”
Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort
Suthumpun said the company is preparing for the ‘new normal’ ahead by implementing new hygiene measures and systems, and establishing new standards of customer service, to ensure the safety and well-being of its guests, customers, employees, and local communities.
Dusit Thani Pattaya

“We have enhanced our already stringent health and safety practices, which have included tracking and monitoring arrivals and regularly disinfecting all rooms and public areas, to include additional measures across three key areas – physical distancing, contactless service, and screening of guests, customers and employees,” said Ms Suthumpun. “We have also trained our staff to follow all the latest recommended hygiene practices for accommodating and taking care of customers in a post COVID-19 world. Steps such as these will ensure we are well-positioned to maintain guest and customer confidence, and ultimately provide comfortable, enjoyable, and most importantly, safe stay and dining experiences when our hotels and outlets are open as usual once again.”

The Dusit Care Card is available to buy online at dusitgiftcard.com. Both digital and physical cards are available.

And the participating hotels under Dusit is:

  • Dusit Thani Hua Hin
  • Dusit Thani Pattaya
  • Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
  • Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort
  • Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok
  • dusitD2 Chiang Mai
  • dusitD2 Ao Nang Resort, Krabi
  • Dusit Princess Srinakarin, Bangkok
  • Dusit Princess Chiang Mai
  • Pathumwan Princess, MBK Centre, Bangkok

  • Be deelicious, 
    4 May, 2020

    Hilton Hotels in Malaysia Launched 'Chup! Makan Dulu' Takeaway Menu

    Today mark the first day of the Holy Ramadan month, taking this opportunity to wish every Muslim friends a very peaceful and happy Ramadan. May Ramadan inspire you and provide you with the strength to overcome every challenge. Ramadan Kareem!

    Yesterday, it is announced that MCO is extended till 12 May and today is the start of the puasa, and if you are thinking what to order for buka puasa, you might be in for a deal.

    Hilton Hotels in Malaysia presents 'Chup! Makan Dulu', a take-home menu to take guests on an exciting culinary journey in the comforts of their home. The menu comprises all-time favourite dishes across the hotels' restaurants, including Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Melaka, JB and Penang.

    The 'Chup! Makan Dulu' promotion uses the casual and playful connotation of 'Chup!' which is a Malaysian slang synonymous with the word 'pause' and is used to interject or remind someone in a friendly manner. This promotion invites guests and to sit back, relax and enjoy a hearty meal and appreciate the time spent with loved ones.

    Starting from RM30 to RM1650 for selections of the set menu, the promotion runs from 23 April to 23 May 2020. Participating restaurants include Makan Kitchen, Vasco’s, Paya Serai, Garden Grille, Urban Kitchen and Waterfront Cafe, serving an array of traditional 'Kampung' style dishes, and a variety of cuisine such as Malay, Chinese and Indian, featuring unique Malaysian spices.

    “The abundance of fresh and dry spices from lemongrass to turmeric is what makes Malaysian cuisine diverse yet unique. When it comes to flavours, there is so much to explore. The take-home 'Chup! Makan Dulu' menu is our way of sharing this with our guests”, said Chef Kazi, Executive Chef of Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

    Indulge in your favourite dishes from Hilton Hotels in Malaysia at home such as 'Nasi Lemak' – coconut-flavoured rice served with fried chicken, prawn sambal, hardboiled egg, anchovies, peanuts & acar, 'Bubur Lambuk Pak Pander' – a porridge of chicken meat with cumin, ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk with fried shallots and spring onion, 'Sup Berempah Pak Deli'– beef rib, beef tail, beef lung, beef strips, beef tongue and lamb served with sambal kicap, sambal merah utara, spring onion and fried shallots, 'Daging Masak Hitam Berempah' – braised beef in soy sauce, star anise, cinnamon, cumin, fennel and poppy seed, as well as many other local dishes.

    A meal is not complete without dessert. Treat yourself to Assorted Kuih Melayu, Pengat Durian Sago, Durian Tempura and other mouth-watering local desserts. To accompany your meal, enjoy Bandung Laici and Kurma Drinks, and more.

    All menus are available on the TABLEAPP delivery page.

    The 'Chup! Makan Dulu' menu is available for pick-up and delivery from 8am – 8pm daily.

    To place your orders and find out more, click on the names of the following Hilton hotels listed here: 

    Enjoy and stay safe guys! 

    Be deelicious,
    24 April, 2020

    UNIQLO Launching Daniel Arsham x Pokémon UT Collection in May 2020

    Guys, take a look at the brand new UNIQLO UT Collection coming in May! It is the Daniel Arsham x Pokémon UT Collection, which is a brand new line that imagines unearthing Pokémon a thousand years into the future and if you are a big fan of Pokémon or play the PokémonGo game, this is for you.

    The Japanese global apparel retailer announces that it will launch the Daniel Arsham x Pokémon UT Collection in May, where the UNIQLO T-shirt collection offers an array of authentic pop culture and art graphics from around the world that allow the wearer to express their individuality. 

    Launching as part of the art collaboration project between Pokémon and Daniel Arsham, UT designs will feature Arsham’s drawings of quintessential Pokémon and its sculpture. The artists take on Pokémon presents a unique interpretation of the beloved Japanese game franchise. 

    Commenting on this collaboration collection, Arsham said, With many of my projects, I try to make work thats not just for art people and I think UNIQLO has a similar egalitarian culture. The reason I feature iconic characters in my work is that they are very recognizable, and, on the surface, they make it easy to enter my work. Pokémon has been a monumental presence ever since I was a child and I’m excited about the opportunity to present my work to a much wider audience.

    Blending fact and fiction: Since his partnership with Kim Jones at Dior, Arsham has become a spectacularly popular presence in art, fashion, street culture, and other areas. He employs a creative concept that he terms Fictional Archeology to imagine how familiar objects will look 1,000 years from today. For the art project with Pokémon, Arsham will present a sculptural collection titled Relics of Kanto Through Time, imagining Pokémon unearthed a thousand years into the future. This unique interpretation is reflected in the UT Collection as well.

    Glorious prints of delicate sketches: The collection offers seven design variations for men, women, and kids. The monotone graphics feature crystallized sketches of such emblematic Pokémon as Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Jigglypuff. The delicate lines of Arshams sketches are well translated on to the t-shirts as wearable art. The collaboration collection stemmed from his desire to share favorite examples of his work with as many people as possible.

    Daniel Arsham born in 1980 in Ohio, straddles the line between art, architecture, and performance. Raised in Miami, he attended the Cooper Union in New York City. His work has been shown at MOMA PS1, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Athens Bienniale, the New Museum, Mills College Art Museum, Carré d'Art - musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes, and the How Art Museum.

    Collection launch date in May with the below line up:

    Mens T-shirts in 5 designs @ RM59.90:

    Womens T-shirts in 2 designs @ RM59.90: 

    Kids T-shirts in 3 designs @ RM39.90: 

    For more information on the merchandise, click here and UT2020 magazine is available at all UNIQLO stores and online, featuring an interview with Daniel Arsham.

    Meanwhile, stay safe and stay home!

    Be deelicious,
    17 April 2020

    Things to do at home during movement control order. Quite a lot actually, mostly FREE.

    Now is not the time to go out and mingle. Whether you are living alone, with housemates or with family, here are some ideas for you (and your mates) during this MCO time, especially during the weekend when you MUST be home-bound. While you stay home during this movement control order period, there are some interesting things to do at home.

    I am trying to keep it short and simple. I will update this particular blog with more ideas, so if you have more ideas that you think should be on this list, let me know. 

    1. Home improvement/recycling. 

    Home improvement can be even re-arranging your stuff. Or install that cupboard you wanted since 2 years ago. Or drill that hole to hang your favourite painting to you swear you will do but it has been 1 year ago. Do it. 

    Do your part to recycle, while you KonMari your stuff because not everything is meant for the rubbish bin. Keep those that spark joy, and those not so much of joy; repurpose or recycle it.

    Just in one day, I can recycle 1 IKEA bag. In the last round, I did a full clean up of my kitchen, it was 5 bags of stuff that can be recycled. Not easy, take time but once you muster some guts (you need it, trust me), and when you start, you can't stop. Or at least, just clean up your home. So, just do it.

    Just 1 day worth of recycling stuff.

    2. Shopping (or window shopping) - DIGITALLY. 

    You can't go out and shop (except for grocery) - but you can still shop. Do everything online. Why not? Even if you are not buying it now, you can just drop it into your wishlist or mark it with "love" or "favourite" it, come back later.

    I myself needed some new clothes, I do so with... UNIQLO. And I did a quick shop for their loungewear - hey, you need to be as comfortable as you can, even at home. And I love how versatile it is for me to wear it, for all the video conferences that I will be doing at home during MCO. 

    Like hello...... comfortable wear....... (and hello free delivery with order more than RM150)!

    Loungewear Info 19FW
    Image from UNIQLO site.
    I screenshot this from the UNIQLO app - you can shop there!
    No shipping cost - if you purchase more than RM150, it's free delivery to you! Yay!

    Not even joking. Free delivery - it's not just UNIQLO, many other online stores are doing the same thing. One of the best time to make some purchases with all the promotions, who say that we cannot be comfortable and stylish at the same time? No one. 

    3. Cooking + be the Chef of the house.

    Always wanted to cook for the family or try out a new recipe? It's about time you do it, and if you can't find the time, this is it. 

    I cooked this simple meal at home. 
    It's good to experiment and enhance your cooking skills now, even for those who know how to cook. I even managed to try with something new or expected.

    I tried making jeruk (or mango pickle) because I happened to have one huge mango that is not ripe but I had cut it open, instead of wasting it, I googled some simple recipe. Recipe included in caption.

    Recipe for Mango pickle: 1 huge mango, sliced or cut to your liking, clean it - add two tablespoons of salt. Wait for 1 hour, let all the juice come out, drain it, place it into a jar and pour in sugar water (in my case, I use brown sugar just because I want to see whether it work or not, it did work for me). Make sure the sugar water is at room temperature, not hot. Keep it in the fridge for at least 24 hours. It is that so very simple.

    Or simply order food, try new things, I mean why not? Lee Sharing (another site) provides a list of delivery takeaway that is running promotions, including KFC, McD, Grab and many more - read it here.

    Need to top up your grocery or cooking ingredients? Here are some lists of online grocery delivery, thanks to KL Foodie and NST, click here and here (I particularly like this one because it has extended list even for organic stuff).

    And I got you covered for beers (click here) and wine (click here) too. You are welcome.

    4. Netflix your way.

    If you got time to kill (which I bet you do now), needed some good entertainment, glue yourself to... NETFLIX. 

    Hello Malaysians, I know what you are doing. Thank you for making this No.1, I guess?
    Netflix is like a pandora box - and Malaysians are so darn good at choosing movies and dramas, I simply just go to "Top 10" to see what others are watching. And today, Fifty Shades Freed is No.1 in Malaysia. Way to go, Malaysians! 

    Another hot choice that everyone is dying to watch is... 

    They have family-friendly titles too, so don't worry. 

    What's the price? Here's the price chart: 

    To be honest, not really expensive. Mine is premium and I get to share with my friends and family on different devices. Cool, ya?
    If you are keen to sign up, you can do it here

    Interestingly, Iflix is currently offering FREE access to all their shows and content during MCO - till when I am not sure, but what I am sure of is that it's free now.

    More info, check it here.

    5. Home spa.

    There's no need to sacrifice your look, beauty and the much-needed pampering for your skin, face, body, and soul

    Some of the items that I am currently using at this moment and would like to recommend to you.
    AHC face masks; L'Occitane Immortelle Divine face oil and Herbae body wash; Claire's anti-acne facial scrub; Neal's Yard essence oil; Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate; and LUSH's Ocean Salt (face and body scrub), Bucks Fizz Body Conditioner and BIG Sea Salt Shampoo.

    If you don't have it now, it's ok. There are some beauty and grooming sites that you can get all your beauty must-haves. Like Althea, Hermo and  Sephora.

    Interesting eh? ALTHEA is giving FREE hand sanitizer + free shipping with a minimum order of RM99! Yay!

    Want to know how to make some interesting body scrub? Let Priyanka Chopra show you how: 

    Or you can always try this at home, using home ingredients, FREE as well: 

    And for the men, let's not appear like a caveman after two weeks, here are tips on how to shave, read my post on shaving the right way

    6. Read or write.

    Do you know you can borrow ebook from our National Library? Like OMG. How can I not know this? 

    Wow. Apparently, more than 14,000 books FREE for you to download and read. Click here to find out more and e-Sentral is the direct link, make sure you search for FREE.

    I mean, it's FREE you know... 

    Another one is Open Library that I absolutely love. 

    You can search thousands of titles in Open Library.

    7. Learn something, every day. 

    Improve yourself. Learn new things, every day, at your own time and leisure. Best of all? It's free. Most of it is free - but if you want the certification, you can pay for it, but the point is, be a better person. Here's a list of site that offer e-learning or courses that is free. Nothing to lose, everything to gain. 

    This is so darn genius!

    Learn as much as you can - at your own pace, from all the leading learning institutes around the world.

    8. Keep yourself healthy.

    Again, FREE. CBS News compiled a list of free workouts. Go to any of the sites, there's lots of live-streaming, classes and sessions to choose from. No excuses, even YouTube have a long list of home workouts and yoga. 

    9. Get ready for some EPIC GAMES!

    Install some interesting games on your laptop, tabs or mobile. Even Pokemon Go introduced some changes to their game rules since there's restriction in movement. Tons of it, FREE if you will. 

    All yours to choose from. Free or special discounts and deals.
    Even Playstation is giving away free games (T&co applies), click here

    10. Spend time with your loved ones. Guess what? It's FREE.

    Not sure if you know but..... video conferencing is practically free now. Yes, apparently Google and Microsoft announced that their conferencing tools are now free, connecting enterprises and those in education, doing conferences or lectures on digital. But you can do it now too with your family and friends, using the same tools. 

    Other than that, consider the following list: 

    1. Zoom, special version during COVID-19, click here.
    2. Skype

    Of course, LINE, WhatsApp and WeChat - can connect you via video but from one device to another device. If your family and friends is like all around the world, Google (Meet or Hangout), Microsoft (Team), Skype and Zoom is very much recommended. And of course, it's FREE.

    Zoom offering free video conferencing during this difficult time.

    As of now, this is what I can think of but I guess it's enough for all of us to spend our time wisely. If you have more ideas, do reach out to me and I will update the list.

    And if you want to find out more about all the essential services during MCO, FMT covered it extensively, read here

    Meanwhile, be safe and stay home!

    Be deelicious and stay safe guys!
    21 March 2020

    And no, this is not a sponsored post - but a disclaimer, I did copy my Netflix code as part of their referral program, I mean, why not? 

    Maserati starts testing the prototype of the new MC20

    The news is out. Maserati starts to test its prototype of the new MC20, the super sports car has emerged from the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena.

    Maserati has 100% Italian DNA and is in continuous movement: the Brand has identified and selected a series of iconic locations in Italy that effectively convey the “Masters of Italian Audacity” global statement, of which the new MC20 is the first and ultimate expression.

    The prototype has been photographed at night in Piazza degli Affari in Milan, below Maurizio Cattelan's sculpture L.O.V.E., a symbol of Italian audacity in international contemporary art. Pretty cool, eh? Kinda like the whole vibes and message, it's a strong start, I say.

    Now, this marks the start of a period of road and track tests, in various conditions of use, to acquire vital data for the preparation of the car's final setup. During the next few days the prototype will visit other locations symbolic of Italian audacity, before returning to Modena.

    I sense a strong statement at the final line in the release: Maserati: Masters of Italian Audacity

    More to come, I believe, I am looking forward to the exciting news coming from Maserati.

    Be deelicious,
    6 March 2020

    Celebrate Your Weekend and Secretary With Some Love from Hilton!

    Available at Iketeru, Hilton KL
    A wholesome meal made easy with this bento set! The weekend calls for a well-deserved treat to an authentic Japanese Bento box packed with delicious flavours.

    Choose from Shokado Bento with seasonal simmered dishes and grilled fish served with vegetables, Sushi Bento with California Roll, assorted sushi and hotel buckwheat noodle with bonito soup and Tenppanyaki Bento with salmon and scallop accompanied by Miso butter sauce and beef, chicken or lamb served with garlic sauce.

    Indulge in a hearty meal that comes with rice, salad, and other sides with coffee or tea.

    Promotion Period: From 7 March 2020 | 12 - 2:30pm | Every Saturday & Sunday
    Price: RM160 nett (inclusive of Japanese Green Tea)

    And if you are looking to celebrate the unsung heroes in the office, can't live without secretaries! Celebrate them and recognise all their hard work, Hilton presents to you, two special set menus. 

    Find this Secretary's Specials, only at Tosca, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
    Choose Prawn Bisque, Chicken Parmigiana or Mushroom Risotto as your main course and complement it with iced lemon tea, coffee, or tea and raspberry sorbet for dessert. Walk away with a discount voucher for a massage at Oriental Signature and a homemade chocolate lipstick too! 

    Promotion Period: 1 - 30 April 2020

    Price: RM35 nett for 2-Course Set Lunch and RM48 nett for 3-Course Set Lunch

    For reservations, call Hilton at +60 3 2172 7272 or visit www.eatdrinkhilton.com.

    Be deelicious, 
    6 March 2020

    UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON 2020 Spring/Summer Collection to Launch on March 27 Includes Long-Awaited Kids Line

    The news is out! Mark your calendar, 27 March is the day! 

    2020 Spring/Summer UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON - Available from 27 March, nationwide. 
    Global apparel retailer UNIQLO today announces that it will launch its 2020 Spring/Summer UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON collection on Friday, March 27. Developed once again with leading London-based fashion brand JW ANDERSON, the latest collaboration is themed “British Country Style” and includes a long-awaited line for kids.

    The collection combines the functionality and details of LifeWear with Jonathan Anderson’s playful take on such traditional British patterns as gingham checks and patchworks to add fun to spring and summer. This marks the very first time for the designer to create a kids’ line.

    Jonathan Anderson By Scott Trindle

    The traditionally inspired collection includes numerous new items in JW ANDERSON’s signature bold hues. Men’s pocketable parkas are updated with in-trend anorak styling, for a genderless look. For women, the line features patchwork dresses and skirts, tote bags with large gingham patterns. 

    Designs and details for the kids’ line are essentially the same as for adults, only in commensurately smaller sizes. There are also linen blend blouses inspired by vintage sailing apparel. Regular fit shirts incorporate stitched panels for an additional styling touch. All items for kids coordinate easily with adult outfits to make family outings more fun.

    The range will be available globally and all UNIQLO stores will stock some items from the collection, while the full lineup will be accessible through Fahrenheit 88 and at https://www.uniqlo.com/my/

    Check out more of the designs at UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON website: 

    Just a tiny bit on JW ANDERSON.... who is a Northern Irish designer, Jonathan Anderson established JW ANDERSON in 2008. At first an elaborate collection of accessories, it quickly attracted attention and enabled the fledgling label to show on-schedule during the 2008 London Fashion Week season.

    The success of this debut collection earned both critical acclaim and commercial success for Anderson, whose label is now regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward thinking brands. 

    JW ANDERSON has received the following awards:

    • 2012 British Fashion Awards for Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear
    • 2013 The New Establishment Award
    • 2014 Menswear Designer of the Year
    • 2015 British Fashion Awards for Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year

    Alright guys, see you at the UNIQLO store on 27 March!

    Be deelicious, 
    4 March 2020