ARTAID17: BEBAS paints a Malaysia free from negative impact of HIV and AIDS


Hey guys, the ARTAID17 is back for the third installment in the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) art exhibition series, is uniting 40 established and emerging Malaysian contemporary artists on a mission to free the country from the negative impact of HIV and AIDS.

Themed Bebas (Freedom), this year’s collection critically tackles stigma and discrimination – arguably the single largest barrier to HIV and AIDS healthcare – as well as other inequities that harm, hinder, and hamper progress in the AIDS response.

Professor Dato' Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Chairman of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation speaks at the Opening Night of ARTAID17. In the background, ARTAID17 contributions from ARTAID series regular Arif Fauzan Othman, "Penjuru Belenggu" and "Di Dada Penjara".
Professor Dato’ Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Chairman of the MAF said:

Through effective prevention programmes, Malaysia has been successful in halving new HIV infections in the past decade. The Government has also been providing free to HIV treatment since 2006. However, only 40 per cent of people living with HIV are receiving treatment, a very low percentage considering that free medication is provided by the government. Feeling the threat of stigma and discrimination, many people living with HIV continue to live their lives in fear and on the fringes of society. Many are afraid to come forward for treatment for fear of being exposed, refused treatment, and discriminated against.
We have also seen the negative impact of stigma and discrimination in all aspects of life – employment, education, healthcare, and law enforcement – despite evidence showing that HIV, if treated, has no impact on productivity and risk of onward transmission through casual contact. From employees being demoted, forced to resign, and terminated to students having their diplomas withheld – all on the account of their HIV positive status – injustices occur everyday and they sadly go unnoticed and unreported. As the MAF expands its efforts to address this situation through policy change and community empowerment initiatives, what better way to create awareness and a stronger sense of urgency than ARTAID17.

Returning to the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) ARTAID series as advisor and curator of ARTAID17 are Ahmad Zakii Anwar (right) who is also a Trustee of the MAF and Noor Mahnun Mohamed (left), respectively.

The ARTAID series is the brainchild of Ahmad Zakii Anwar, undoubtedly one of Malaysia’s most illustrous and celebrated fine artists renowned for his still-life portraits and paintings. It began three years ago when he rallied his peers, including those from Indonesia, to help him raise funds for the MAF, of which he is a Trustee.

Now serving as advisor of ARTAID17, Zakii said that: 

I am proud to see how much the ARTAID series has grown, from a group of artists who just wanted to contribute back to society to an annual art exhibition showcasing some of the most compelling works of our homegrown talents on subjects related to HIV and AIDS that are often considered taboo. Thanks to the concern and generosity of collectors and other patrons of the arts, we have raised close to half a million ringgit in the past two editions.

Proceeds from the sale of the ARTAID17 collection will be channeled to the MAF for its high-impact HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support programmes benefiting particularly underprivileged women and children in hard-to-reach settings.

ARTAID series regular Cinta Ayuandrea with her ARTAID17 contribution "Secret Admirer".

Afiq Faris returns to the ARTAID series with his ARTAID17 piece titled "Gold Fence".

Returning for the second time as curator of ARTAID17 is visual artist, printmaker, and art writer, Noor Mahnun Mohamed.

“Building upon the lessons learned from last year’s ARTAID exhibition which explored the theme of ‘love’, I feel there is a need to dig deeper into our conscience and examine the HIV and AIDS situation in Malaysia that continues to be shrouded in myths and misconceptions,” she remarked.

“This year’s theme, Bebas, poses the existential question of freedom and liberation. When viewed from the lens of HIV and AIDS, it espouses the notion of freeing our minds from the root cause of stigma and discrimination – be it ignorance or apathy – and challenging our long-held beliefs, biases, and prejudices.

“As a society, we simply must catch up to the progress made in the AIDS response. It saddens me that, even after thirty years, we are still talking about stigma and discrimination. But until we put an end to it, the discourse must go on,” she concluded.

Najib Ahmad Bamadhaj with this ARTAID17 contribution "The Black Sheep with Golden Horns". 

The ARTAID17 exhibition is currently on view at White Box @ Publika, Solaris Dutamas until 27 September 2017. It is open to the public for free from 11 AM to 9 PM daily.

Visit the ARTAID17 webpage to view the complete list of participating artists and their artworks, pricing and up-to-date sales status. To make your purchase or enquire further, contact Arif at 012-9594596. All purchases are eligible for tax exemption.


Just a bit more on Malaysian AIDS Foundation: The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) was formed in 1993 to raise and administer funds to support the activities and programmes of the Malaysian AIDS Council and its Partner Organisations. MAF funds high-impact HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes such as harm reduction, s helter homes, financial and medical assistance schemes as well as HIV health literacy and empowerment activities for underprivileged women and children living with HIV and other key populations nationwide. Learn more at http://yam.org.my/V2/.


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28 September, 2017

Dutch Lady reintroduces Drink.Move.Be Strong Special Project through Anugerah 3K with 4.0 times more participation in state level

Drink.Move.Be Strong Special Project

This year, definitely is a milestone for the collaboration between Dutch Lady Malaysia and the Ministry of Education as the dairy company’s involvement in Anugerah 3K programme was renamed Drink.Move.Be Strong Special Project; and for the first time, resulted in a 4.0 fold increase in participation. This project is an initiative from Dutch Lady Malaysia as a mean to help address and prevent the development of noncommunicable disease (NCD) among the young generation.

Anugerah 3K (Kebersihan, Kesihatan, Keselamatan) is an annual national awards programme which educates and recognizes primary and secondary school children in their efforts to improve their school environment based on three key aspects – hygiene, health and safety, in which Dutch Lady Malaysia is a strategic partner for the health component and the main sponsor for Anugerah 3K programme since 2015. The increase in participation can be attributed to extension of the programme to state level this year, where winner schools are selected from every state in Malaysia.

SMK Puteri Ampang students demonstrating how to 'move' such as exercise in their school programme

From the central region, SK Kampong Medan and SMK Kota Kemuning emerged as champions for Anugerah 3K category in Selangor; SK Putrajaya Presint 9 (2) and SMK Putrajaya Presint 14 (1) were on first place for the same category in Putrajaya; and SK Taman Koperasi and SMK Puteri Ampang were the state winners for Kuala Lumpur. The latter also swept up first places from the Drink and Move categories respectively with SMK Sinar Bintang winning the Be Strong category.

CONGRATS!!!!!!

Dutch Lady Malaysia’s Managing Director, Ms Saw Chooi Lee said that Drink.Move.Be Strong is a campaign that advocates drinking two glasses of milk a day and spending at least an hour on physical activities. “We are proud to have collaborated with the ministry since 2015 to inculcate these healthy lifestyle habits among school children; and we are pleased to continue our corporate social responsibility to help address noncommunicable disease (NCD) issues among the young generation through our Drink.Move.Be Strong Special Project,” she added.

Explaining the benefits of Drink.Move.Be Strong Special Project which includes nutrition talks and outdoor physical activities in school, Saw said: “Our aim through this project is to educate and inculcate healthy dietary and active lifestyle habits among Malaysian children from a young age. This, in turn, helps to build a stronger, healthier generation.”

The Anugerah 3K -- Kebersihan, Kesihatan & Keselamatan
She added that unhealthy diets and physical inactivity are the key risk factors to noncommunicable diseases (NCD) development. Hence, Drink.Move.Be Strong is also initiated to help address Malaysian children’s nutrition issues found in the South East Asian Nutrition Survey (SEANUTS). The research indicated that one in five children studied is overweight or obese; and nearly half the children suffer from calcium and vitamin D insufficiency.

It is also reported that a high proportion of school-aged children have low physical activity. Therefore, there is a pressing need for better nutrition and dietary practices, as well as regular physical activity among Malaysian children as a mean to reduce the risk of developing noncommunicable diseases (NCD).

“As the leader of the dairy industry in Malaysia, it is our responsibility to support the government’s education agenda to assist them in producing a generation of excellence for our country’s future. Through Anugerah 3K, we are able to do just that. For the past 4 years, we have reached 2,245 schools and 178,250 students with our in-school nutrition talks and Dutch Lady Drink.Move.Be Strong physical activity programmes. This is important because students who take good nutrition and do not skip their breakfast are often perform better at school.”

With regards to the increase in school participation this year, Deputy Minister of Education I YB Dato’ P. Kamalanathan said that he is very pleased that school participation in the programme has grown immensely since the last year, from 51 to 200 schools.

He attributed the growth in the key decision to kick-start activities earlier in March at state level.

“By creating a momentum before entering the national level, which starts in the second half of the year, more awareness of Anugerah 3K and Dutch Lady Drink.Move.Be Strong Special Project can be raised. This has definitely encouraged higher participation from every state in Malaysia” shared Dato’ P. Kamalanathan.

“We are proud of our achievements in the 3K program and Drink.Move.Be Strong Special Project,” said Zahariah Binti Abdul Halim, principal of SMK Puteri Ampang, one of the winners of the programme and project.

“Our participation provides the students an opportunity to improve and learn more about the school environment and how to incorporate milk drinking as part of a healthy lifestyle,” Zahariah continued. 


Students of SMK Puteri Ampang drink up their milk for strong bones and other nutritional benefits!


“We conducted activities and events to foster a healthy lifestyle among students in our school, such as organizing talks, co-curriculum activities, and also inviting famous personality to provide encouraging words in support of our efforts to educate and foster healthy practices that are balanced with good nutrition intake and physical activity daily.”

Participation for Anugerah 3K and Dutch Lady Special Project Drink.Move.be Strong state-level submissions took place between March to early May 2017, with prize-giving ceremonies for winning school in each state starting mid-May. Winning schools at the state level will be evaluated for the awards at state-level with the final results to be announced on 30 October 2017.

For more information on Dutch Lady Drink.Move.Be Strong campaign, please go to this page

See ya!

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26 September, 2017

Do Bigger Things with Samsung Galaxy Note8!

Hey guys! 

It's official! THE GALAXY NOTE 8 is announced! Designed to help you achieve more in work and life with an Infinity Display, enhanced S Pen and Dual Camera with Optical Image Stabilization!

Mark your calendar, pre-order is from 5th to 10th September, 2017 - details here.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduces the Galaxy Note8, the next level Note for people who want to do bigger things. With the Galaxy Note8, consumers get a bigger Infinity Display that fits comfortably in one hand, S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and Samsung’s best-ever smartphone camera to capture stunning photos. The Galaxy Note8 is designed for the way consumers lead their lives and lean on technology today.



“We appreciate the relentless passion of the Note community. They’ve been a constant inspiration to us and we designed the new Note for them,” said DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “From the Infinity Display to the enhanced S Pen and a powerful Dual Camera, the Galaxy Note8 lets people do things they never thought were possible.”

Samsung first introduced the Note series in 2011. Since then, a community of enthusiasts emerged through their affinity for Note’s signature expansive screen and S Pen. According to Samsung market research1, 85 percent of Note users say they’re proud to show off their Note and recommend it to friends, and 75 percent say it’s the best phone they’ve ever had.

Enjoy and Do More on the Infinity Display

The Galaxy Note8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet its narrow body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand. The 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display lets you see more and scroll less. The Galaxy Note8 gives you more room to watch, read and draw—making it the ultimate multitasking smartphone.

Note users have long been able to do more with Multi Window. With the Galaxy Note8, the new App Pair feature lets you create a custom pair of apps on the Edge Panel and simultaneously launch two apps with ease. Watch a video while messaging your friends or dial into a conference call with the number and agenda in front of you2.

This is the ONE I wanna get! Yaaaasss!!!


A New Way to Communicate with the S Pen

Since its introduction, the S Pen has been one of the Note’s defining features. With the Galaxy Note8, the enhanced S Pen unlocks entirely new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone and communicate with friends. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity3, and features that enable users to express themselves in ways that no other stylus or smartphone ever has.

When communicating with text just isn’t enough, Live Message allows you to reveal your unique personality and tell expressive stories. With the Galaxy Note8, you can now share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support animated GIFs 4. It’s a whole new way to communicate with the S Pen—adding lively and emotional connections that bring your messages to life.

The Always On Display allows Galaxy users to stay on top of their notifications without unlocking their phone. And with the Galaxy Note8, it’s even more powerful. Screen off memo allows you to take up to one-hundred pages of notes as soon as you remove the S Pen, pin notes to the Always On Display and make edits directly from the Always On Display.

For overseas travels or when you come across a website in a foreign language, the improved S Pen Translate feature lets you hover over text to quickly translate not only individual words, but entire sentences in up to 71 languages, and instantly convert units and foreign currencies.


Better Pictures with Galaxy Note8’s Best-in-Class Camera

For most consumers, one of the things they look for when purchasing a new device is the camera. Samsung set the standard for smartphone cameras and with the Galaxy Note8, we’re delivering our most powerful smartphone camera yet.

The Galaxy Note8 is the first smartphone with two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) on both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses. Whether you’re exploring a new city or running around your backyard, OIS lets you capture sharper images.

For more advanced photo-taking, the Galaxy Note8’s Live Focus feature lets you control the depth of field by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect in preview mode and after you take the photo.

In Dual Capture mode, both rear cameras take two pictures simultaneously and allow you to save both images; one close-up shot from the telephoto lens and one wide-angle shot that shows the entire background.

The wide-angle lens has a Dual Pixel sensor with rapid Auto Focus, so you can capture sharper, clearer shots even in low-light environments. The Galaxy Note8 is also equipped with an industry-leading 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats.

Galaxy of Features and Services

The Galaxy Note8 is built on the Galaxy legacy—a collection of unique features and capabilities that, together, have redefined the mobile experience:


  • Water and Dust Resistance: Four years ago, Samsung introduced the first Galaxy device with water resistance. And today, you can take your Note almost anywhere you want with water and dust resistance (IP685) on the device and the S Pen. You can write even when the display is wet.
  • Fast Wireless Charging: Two years ago, Samsung introduced the first Galaxy device with wireless charging. The Galaxy Note8 supports the most advanced wireless charging capabilities yet, so you can get a quick, convenient charge6 without having to mess around with ports or wires.
  • Security: The Galaxy Note8 offers a choice of biometric authentication options—including iris and fingerprint scanning. Samsung Knox7 provides defense-grade security at the hardware and software layers and with Secure Folder, keeps your personal and professional data separate.
  • Powerful Performance: With 6GB RAM, a 10nm processor, and expandable memory (up to 256GB), you have the power you need to browse, stream, play games, and multitask.
  • Innovative Mobile Experiences: Samsung DeX enables a desktop experience, powered by your phone. You can keep your files on your device, conduct work on the go, and use Samsung DeX when you need an even bigger screen. The Galaxy Note8 includes Bixby8, a smarter way to use your phone; it learns from you, improves over time, and helps you get more done.

Mobile Performance, Productivity and Security for Businesses

The Galaxy Note8 takes business innovation to the next level with advanced features that improve performance, productivity and security for a wide range of industries, simplifying how work gets done:



  • Enhanced S Pen for Business: The S Pen lets professionals do what other smartphones can’t, like discreetly taking notes in Screen off memo or quickly annotating documents and photos.
  • Non-Contact Authentication: The Galaxy Note8 offers iris scanning for professionals—for example, professionals in the health care, construction, or public safety sectors who may find themselves in a position where they need to unlock their phones without having to swipe or scan a fingerprint.
  • Enhanced DeX Capabilities: The Galaxy Note8 powers Samsung DeX for those who need to extend their simple mobile experience seamlessly to the desktop —whether they’re in the field, at the office or at home.



Our Continued Commitment to Safety
Samsung continues to uphold its commitment to lead the industry in battery safety. The Galaxy Note8’s battery has undergone Samsung’s 8-Point Battery Safety Check—the most rigorous in the industry.

“We have been closely working with Samsung to make meaningful advancements in the science of smartphone quality and safety evaluation. As a result, the Galaxy Note8 has successfully completed a rigorous series of device and battery safety compatibility test protocols. We look forward to maintaining our strategic relationship with Samsung and helping ensure device safety for all consumers.” said Sajeev Jesudas, President, UL International.

The Galaxy Note8 will be available starting in mid-September and will be offered in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold and Deepsea Blue9.

In anticipation of the arrival of the Galaxy Note8 on Malaysian shores, Samsung Malaysia Electronics is structuring a special pre-order package for consumers. Those looking forward to get their hands on Samsung newest and most revolutionary Note, get ready as the Galaxy Note8 will be available for pre-order from 5th to 10thSeptember 2017. Stay tuned as more details on the package will be announced at www.samsung.com/my/note8preorder.

If you are interested to read detailed specs, go to this link.

Survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence, July – August 2017, commissioned by Samsung Mobile. For more Survey details, see https://news.samsung.com/my/why-note-users-are-loyal-to-galaxy-note     
2 Application must support Multi Window mode
Compared to the Galaxy Note5 S Pen
GIFs created may not be supported by some social media and messaging services depending on the size and length of GIFs
Water resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes; rinse residue/dry after wet. 
Fast charging requires Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) or Quick Charge 2.0-compatible charger to work. Testing under laboratory conditions. Results may vary. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other applications usage patterns.
Knox is a mark for a Samsung device tested for security and is specifically configured with enterprise use in mind. For information about Samsung’s Knox device, please refer to www.samsung.com/us/knox.
Bixby service ability may vary by country. Voice command recognizes English (U.S.) and Korean. Not all accents, dialects and expressions recognized. Service ability may vary by country or carrier. Voice command works with a select, growing list of Samsung and third-party apps; see “Apps with Voice” in Bixby for list of compatible apps
Color availability varies by region.

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24 August, 2017

TRONEXUS: ANNOUNCED NEW LUCKY DRAW WITH ATTRACTIVE PRIZES

If you haven't heard of Tronexus, it's about time you do. It's actually a new telco service provider that provide sim cards and users a chance to earn extra income. Well, that's what I heard. :)

Tronexus Global Sdn Bhd - a subsidiary company of Talk Focus Sdn Bhd and also the company behind the exceptional Tronexus’ simcard (the only simcard that allows its members to obtain income at their own pace and time using only their mobile phones),  announced and kickstarted an exciting change in its special ongoing contest now in the form of a Tronexus Lucky Draw; in celebration of the festive Raya month with its loyal customers and supporters.

Head to their website for more info.

In the recent “Buka Puasa” event held as an expression of Tronexus’ appreciation and gratitude to their loyal members who supported them throughout the years, Tronexus is always seeking for a way to make their members’ journey with them as rewarding and beneficial as possible - where they can create their own opportunities and be successful together.

With the contest starting last October, the event highlight of announcement – the change of the contest mechanism to a “More Easier 2 Win” Lucky Draw (effective from now till 30 September 2017) have the guests all delighted in hearing of the simplified mechanism contest which will allow participants to stand a chance to win a BMW 330e sport - the grand prize of the Lucky Draw followed by the second prize of Proton Persona 1.6 Executive CVT.

Tronexus Corporate Video

Apart from these amazing new rides, there will be 23 other prizes by Tronexus to be won which are just as tempting,  consisting of tour packages worth RM 18,000 for two, two Honda Alpha 110 Motorcycle, five Smart TVs, five iPads and ten Foldable bicycles (personally, I would like to have the foldable bike, they seems so cool!)

“After hearing most of the feedback from the members and a long consideration, Tronexus Management is now simplifying the contest mechanism by changing it into a Lucky Draw mechanism, and giving more benefit to our participants to win more awesome prizes,” said Dato’ Sri Eric Yap, CEO of Talk Focus Sdn Bhd during the “Buka Puasa” session.

“We prioritised the needs of our members and we are committed to give them more excitement, more great prizes and a high chance for them to win something that will be gratifying for them to bring home.”

In this new contest mechanism, Tronexus Premium Member will be entitled for 1 Lucky Draw ticket for every successful referred Premium T.A.S.K member. Newly joined Premium Member or members who upgraded their current membership to Premium Membership will be eligible for 2 Lucky Draw Tickets, increasing their chance to win some of the great prizes.

During Tronexus’ “Buka Puasa”, members were also introduced to Tronexus’ products while enjoying a sumptuous meal together organised by Tronexus itself. Dato’ Sri Eric said that Tronexus always values their members and will reward them constantly with referral bonus, performance bonus and leadership bonus throughout their business career.

“Our business model allows our members to earn side income without having to sacrifice long working hours. With this model we are providing opportunities to housewives and even office workers who are looking to earn extra income but do not have the time to spare due to their busy lives and commitment. This model is based on our understanding of the current community and we are eager to be successful with them as we provide them with benefits and rewards for their support. By organising this “Buka Puasa” event, we want to sincerely expressed to our members our gratitude and appreciation of their support to us. Additionally, we hope this event can be a platform for them to socialize with other members, expand their connections, enjoy the delicious meal and giving them a satisfying experience,” added Dato’ Sri Eric.


For more information on the Lucky Draw or how to become Tronexus Premium Member, please visit www.tronexus.com



So if you are keen to win some prizes, perhaps it's time to head to Tronexus? Good luck!

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11 July, 2017

True Fitness Ceased Operations, CHI Fitness Released Statement

I am very sure most of us (even if we are not True Fitness members), is still very much shocked by the news.

Are you one of the TF members?
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The abrupt drop of such devastating news to members is uncalled for and pretty much irresponsible - no prior announcement, no compensation, no nothing or whatsoever.... for the members, it's a very terrible situation to be in, especially for new sign ups!

This happened in Bangkok too, read it here and here. After reading a bit, the best line in the CNA report:

A True Fitness spokesman told TODAY newspaper that the closures would not affect its Singapore outlets nor its expansion plans in China.

I am not sure if I believe the last line. Definitely not.

Back to Malaysia, the story is involving...

A quick glance:

On 9 June, Fri, this is what on TF's website:

Dear Members, 
It is with deep regret that we announce the closure of our operations in Malaysia. All True Fitness and True Spa centres in Malaysia will cease operations on 10 June 2017.
Thanks to members like yourselves, we’ve been able to build a strong community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about wellness and health, and we value the support you’ve shown us. However, the past few years have proved challenging, and unfortunately the businesses are no longer financially viable due to evolving market conditions. 
We know many of you will be concerned about finding another fitness centre and have been working to find alternatives for you to continue your membership months and personal training sessions. Arrangements have been made with Chi Fitness for you to continue with your fitness regime with them. 
True Fitness members in Malaysia will have access to all Chi clubs except those located in Bangsar, Bangsar South (Nexus) and the Northern Clubs. Under the arrangement, True Fitness has purchased memberships for members to redeem and personal training sessions to be utilised at Chi Fitness. Redemptions can be completed online. We will be sharing further details on the mechanics for redemption at a later date. Redemptions at Chi Fitness centres will only commence on 3 July 2017. More details of this fitness provider can be found on their official website at chi-fitness.com. 
The validity of these redemptions for membership months and personal training will be for 24 months from 3 July 2017 or until all membership months and personal training sessions have been utilised. We are unable to refund in cash the unused portions of your membership months or personal training sessions. 
All terms of redemptions have been set by True Fitness Malaysia. We regret that Chi Fitness will not be able to facilitate service redemption queries. If you have any questions regarding this or any other matter, please contact our customer service at malaysia@truefitness.com.sg. Our customer service representatives will not be present at Chi Fitness. 
As for True Spa, we are looking for a reputable service provider to service your un-utilised sessions. We will be getting in touch with our affected members when we have more details. 
We apologise for any inconveniences caused as a result of the closure of the clubs and would like to thank you for your past support.
The Management of True Fitness & True Spa, Malaysia

And on 10 June, the website is updated with this announcement:


Like, seriously? Needless to say, all members is furious! One such member, Whitney who just signed up is now stuck in a limbo. Here's her screenshot with one of the consultant:


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Screenshot from TF NEW customer (newly sign up), Whitney. This is indeed a "wash my hands clean" situation.

As of now, Whitney has yet to receive any news from TF team and she can't go any gym for now. Same for most of the TF members and the question remained: WHAT NOW?

To make things worse (or clearer), CHI Fitness released a statement on both FB and their website on 11 June.

As of 11am, there's 120 shares and members is venting on the comments.

True Fitness members are directed to reach out to TF via website.
Question: If you are CHI Fitness members, are you worried or concerned with the sudden announcement that True Fitness members gonna come over to your gym?

If you are True Spa members, the question is not answered at all, as they are still looking for reputable spa to take over - but will any reputable spa willing to take over the members and services? Will the members be happy with the new arrangements?

No one will know. I guess we all have to wait and see. As for the public, we all just want to know what actually happened!

My recommendation is to reach out to Malaysia's Consumers Tribunal for advise. Technically, you paid for the service, if it's not rendered or provided, you should be getting a refund. I am not sure on the exact details but I guess it's worth a try. You can log a report here. And if you would like to call them to ask some questions:

My advise? Call tribunal and ask if anything can be done... 
Meanwhile, if you would like to sign up with CHI Fitness, check out their FB and website. Alternatively, you can consider to sign up with a local gym that has full facility (except no swimming pool), one such gym is Work Out Studio in Kuchai Lama, check out their Facebook page here.

If there's any update, I will post updates on my FB page.

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13 June, 2017

Beauty Beat | Nutox Advanced Serum Concentrate gives you younger skin in 7 DAYS



Look your youngest in 7 days with the newly improved Nutox Advanced Serum Concentrate that delivers visible anti-aging skin benefits in shorter time!




The wait for a fast-performing anti-aging beauty serum is over. The new and improved Nutox Advanced Serum Concentrate is here! Housed in its signature red bottle, the elixir works diligently to speed up production of skin’s natural collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid levels to reveal visibly-younger skin in just 7 days!

Christine Law, Skincare Marketing Manager of Tohtonku Sdn. Bhd. provided the background to the newly-improved Nutox Advanced Serum Concentrate. “When it comes to skincare, the modern Malaysian woman is well-informed about her choices. She’s smart, savvy and only wants solutions that give her real results. Equipped with consumer understanding and innovative science, Nutox has been providing her with effective skincare products that promise visible results,” she said.

In 2006, the company introduced Nutox’ now-bestselling anti-aging serum, Serum Concentrate. It quickly became a popular choice among women looking for an effective anti-aging solution to address skin concerns such as wrinkles, loss of elasticity and firmness.
The signature RED BOTTLE - get younger in just 7 DAYS!

“Interestingly, our consumer research has shown that a majority of Malaysian women do not take any preventive measures despite their desire to obtain wrinkle-free, firm-looking skin. They only start to take action when the signs of ageing become visible on their skin, leading them to have extremely high expectations when it comes to the efficacy of their skincare products,” said Law.

In line with this finding, Nutox has taken the initiative to develop its anti-aging skincare range even further, improving the products’ efficacy to deliver visible results within a shorter duration while retaining their affinity with the skin.

Explaining what’s new in the improved serum, Law said: “We enhanced the formula by incorporating a key technology known as Actigenic+, which allows users to notice an improvement in a week. Now, you can defy the signs of ageing and look your youngest in 7 days!

Infused with Bird’s Nest and enhanced with Actigenic+ Technology, Nutox Advanced Serum Concentrate is formulated to dramatically reduce the effects of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. Harnessing the powers of Macro Algae and Indian Gentian Extracts, Actigenic+ is an epidermis regeneration system that significantly firms up the skin, resulting in a more youthful complexion.

How does Nutox Advanced Serum Concentrate work?

1)   Restores & rejuvenate
This new and improved Advanced Serum Concentrate with Actigenic+ replenishes and reactivate the production of collagen and elastin in as early as 7 days.

2)   Lift, firm & smoothen
Skin is firmer and more lifted in just 7 days. With continued use, see even more improvements on the 14th and 28th day including smoothen skin texture and further visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

The results speak for themselves; 118 Malaysian women who have tried Nutox Advanced Serum Concentrate agreed that they look younger in just 7 days!

98%* of women noticed lesser appearance of wrinkles and smaller pore size, while 97%* also said that their fine lines became less pronounced.

With Nutox Advanced Serum Concentrate, skin texture becomes smoother, skin feels firmer and more lifted, the complexion is brighter and healthier-looking, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are visibly-reduced.



Nutox ambassador and international artiste, Nancy Wu shared her love for the newly-improved Advanced Serum Concentrate: “It’s no secret that I’m in my 30s, and while I am very comfortable with my age, I love what I do and I want to keep acting for as long as I can!



My job requires me to look good all the time, not just in front of the camera, but also in real life. Even without makeup on, I often bump into my fans who ask me for selfies, so having youthful, flawless skin is a must.”

She added: “I’ve always believed in the effectiveness of Nutox skincare products. Since I became Nutox’s ambassador in 2014, the brand has never let me down. With the new Advanced Serum Concentrate, my skin stays bright, smoother and lifted. That’s why I always have a bottle with me wherever I go, especially when I’m travelling or on location at shoots!”


For Nur Fazura, Nutox ambassador and international artiste, the new Advanced Serum Concentrate by Nutox has exceeded her expectations. “I was pleasantly surprised to notice that my skin is firmer, and my fine lines have lessened! It’s just unbelievable – I think I have never looked younger and in just 7 days!” she exclaimed.

“These days, when I look in the mirror every morning, I feel empowered because day after day, my skin continues to look better. I feel that over time, everything in my life is improving, including my complexion. Thank you Nutox for creating the Advanced Serum Concentrate; it’s an amazing product! I think every woman should definitely have a bottle at home or in her bag,” continued Fazura.

New & Improved Nutox Advanced Serum Concentrate which is only RM79.90 for 30ml - which is pretty much a deal for me!

To look your youngest in 7 days, try Nutox Advanced Serum Concentrate (RM79.90, 30ml), now available at all major pharmacies, supermarkets and hypermarkets nationwide. For more information, follow Nutox Malaysia on Facebook.

Be deelicious,
5 May, 2017

*In a home usage test, for 7 continuous days, among 118 women in Malaysia, between January to March 2017.