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BUSINESS & INDUSTRIES Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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INTRODUCTION

EDITORIAL Phyllis Wong Francis Chan Ronnie Teo

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WRITERS Adrian Lim Jonathan Wong Sharon Kong Yvonne Tuah GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Mohd Rafizi Ramli Mohd Sabri Raduan Paul Mathieus Akin

n today’s day and age, businesses remain the bloodline that supports the economy. Sarawak’s booming business landscape rides on its many blessings: abundant natural resources, growing population, a strong workforce and a good economy. Many industries here are within its development stages with much potential yet to be tapped. Opportunities for growth comes in the form of expanding market share or

widening geographical scopes which is no easy feat in a terraneous land such as ours. Despite that, local businesses find their way to overcome said hurdles and continue to thrive. Sarawak's economy reflects this trend, growing substantially in the past five decades with real gross domestic product (GDP) soaring 110 times from RM527 million in 1963 to RM58 billion in 2013. The state’s continuous expansion connects major

growth nodes such as Kuching, Bintulu and Miri while bringing out the best Sarawakian corporations have to offer. Residential properties, for example, are an evergreen component in Sarawak’s scene. Not only are homes a place to stay and live our lives, many investors choose to play the property game, generating income from rental and resale. An interesting trend to note is the boom in condominiums and high-rise living in the

state. This captures the wants and needs of the urban generation of property buyers who yearn for heightened security and a relaxing lifestyle. Several property players here are offering said condominium projects in key growth areas such as Batu Kawa and Petra Jaya vicinities. One cannot talk about properties without also considering construction and building materials. In this respect, home furnishings and

decor also play a crucial part in keeping businesses lifeflow on the go, capturing the everchanging wants and needs of Sarawakian taste. The food and beverage industry is another with intensifying competition. In this respect, some businesses have even tapped into Sarawak’s very own offerings such as the Sarawak laksa paste to innovate its offerings. This is a clear example of our own homegrown innovativeness and creativeness.

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• BCCK offers top notch services for conferences • Professional car services at United Asia Motor

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• Equip your kitchen and washroom with Min Yang’s appliances • Yun Ming Wood features international quality furniture at The Garden showroom

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• Modern, custom-made office furniture from Akasep

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• SHM Development offers affordable residences

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• Slimlife offers Mother’s Day promotion

• P’Residence an investment opportunity not to be missed

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• All watches offers best deal for luxury watches

• De Batique a one stop shop for men’s batik

• Ecopile an environmentally friendly alternative to bakau

• Petra Jaya Properties offer various projects

• Wachong Glass offers safety, aesthetics for the modern home

• Esential Advisory to strengthen English usage among flight attendants

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• Grand Audio to have roadshow for World Cup, Gawai holidays

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• BDC projects remain competitive with several key projects

• Homestar Mattress House offers promotion for mattresses

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• Top grade timber flooring from AMHOME

• New Chef’s Delicious offers exclusive wedding dinner packages

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• ESMO accreditation to boost PCC credentials

• ‘Magical’ decor from Saujana Pesona

• A series of new models of Akira products from First Omni

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• Oxy Trading introduces Korean alkaline water filtration system

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• Goodrich Global offers touch of class with luxury furniture

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• Unique, contemporary furniture at Houstop Furniture

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• Pusat Latihan Proaktif: Industrial training with confidence

• Siong How expands 3rd Mile branch

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•CMS Property offers properties with high capital appreciation potential at Bandar Samariang, new projects at The Isthmus

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• Tay Motors offers comprehensive motorbike services

• Hong Seng goes for green approach with Golden Palm, Vision Land 3

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P’Residence an investment opportunity not to be missed We think this project will do well because of its reasonable price. The reason behind this low price is that we want to be able to allow everyone to purchase a property. Annie Bong, PWP Properties (EM) Sdn Bhd business development director

investment opportunity with high rewardable returns with each unit ranging between 1,100 to 1,200 square feet. “We think this project will do well because of its reasonable price,� saif PWP Properties (EM) Sdn Bhd business development director Annie Bong told The Borneo Post. PWP Properties is the exclusive marketing agent for this project. “The reason behind this low price is that we want to be able to allow everyone to purchase a property.� Its close proximity to commercial project D’ Public Square makes an attractive location for business owners in the area as well, Bong added. The project with a 99 year lease is located within a five mile radius of several amenities such as the MJC New Township, Central Park Commercial Centre, SMK Batu Kawa, Chung Hua Pr School No 6, SJK Chung Hua Batu 4 1/2, RH Commercial Centre, Kuching Sentral, Boulevard Shopping Mall. Its multi-tiered security system ensures security of the blocks at all access points – from entering the area itself to accessing your own block and thus your

apartment. For more information, contact PWP Properties at 082-239666 or call Sze Sze at 0198880186, Jenny at 016-8682558, Michael at 0128789600 or Anna at 016-8652477. Customers can also visit its Sales Gallery located at Section 55, Chonglin Park, Jalan Tabuan, 93100 Kuching. Interested parties are welcome to visit the P’ Residence roadshow at Boulevard’s new wing on May 16 to 18 from 10am to 10pm. For those who put in their interests during the three day road show will enjoy early birds discount.

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THE HOTTEST PROPERTY IN TOWN P’ Residence is situated next to the upcoming Emart New Commercial Centre & the existing Batu Kawa New Township Kuching. It is one of the biggest self-contained community projects in town and proudly developed by Tenaga Stabil Sdn Bhd. They strive to bring you an absolutely different modern resort living environments with a variety of lifestyle facilities. It is easy accessible with all kinds of public amenities. It is absolutely your irresistible smart choice of property investment!

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UCHING: Property hunters are welcomed to check out the P’Residence roadshow from May 16 to 18 from 10am to 10pm at Boulevard Shopping Mall (New Wing). This project slated to be the next growth node of the Batu Kawa vicinity, with its first three blocks seeing very good response. With a total of 276 units in Blocks 1, 2 and 3 now over 90 per cent sold, this led the group to now offer new blocks for registration. P’ Residence is situated next to the upcoming eMart New Commercial Centre and the existing Batu Kawa New Township. It is one of the biggest self-contained community projects in town, proudly developed by Tenaga Stabil Sdn Bhd, striving to bring you an absolutely different modern resort living environment with a variety of lifestyle facilities. What makes P’ Residence stands out is its unique individual sky gardens construction for each block. The gardens, situated on the first floor, offers residents the chance to relax and unwind in a modern concept landscape environment while not needing to leave the compound. At a low price of RM350 onwards per square feet, this project is definitely a low

For more information, please contact: 082-239 666 P1-G-1(A), Section 55, Chonglin Park, Jalan Tabuan, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak.

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Ecopile an environmentally friendly alternative to bakau By Sharon Kong sharonkong@theborneopost.com

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UCHING: Ecopile Engineering Sdn Bhd (Ecopile Engineering) has invented a special concrete pile named Ecopile, a relatively cheaper and environmentally friendly alternative to bakau piles. Ecopile Engineering has claimed that Ecopile will give the construction industry a more environmentally friendly product thus, contributing to a sustainable development for the country’s high paced construction industry. According to Ecopile Engineering, replacing bakau with Ecopile can result in minimising the cutting of bakau trees for use in the construction industry which means contributing positively to the conservation of the mangrove forest. David Tay, inventor of Ecopile and managing partner of Ecopile Engineering, highlighted that due to the increase in construction activities, the demand of bakau has exceeded the supply and this has led to a shortage in bakau piles for the past several years. He further explained that bakau trees are taken from the mangrove forest which actually protects the coastal eco-systems and soil erosion from sea waves and thus preservation of the forests are necessary as remedial works had incurred even higher cost. For this reason, the government banned the use of

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bakau in all government projects but the private sector are still allowed to use bakau since there are no other relatively economical alternative. “But with Ecopile appearing on the scene, our objective is also to persuade the government to do away with bakau as a piling material since we are able to prove that a viable alternative is now available,” Tay emphasised. Tay explained that research and development work took over one year and has gone through a series of bending resistance and dynamic load tests. Ecopile was SIRIM approved in September last year. Ecopile is also patent protected against unauthorized copying under the Malaysia intellectual property act for 20 years starting from the year April 2011 and has also won the ITE Gold Medal in February this year at the Kuala Lumpur International Technology Exhibition. Designed as a friction pile, Ecopile is four to six times higher

in loading capacity than that of each bakau presently available, which means you don’t have to pile so many numbers and therefore labour cost is saved resulting in comparatively similar cost but quality is much better. In fact Tay is so confident of the structural integrity of Ecopile that he guaranteed to replace any Ecopile that is broken during piling with a new one with the next order.

Recently we have added another feature to it and that is to enable it to be extended and piled down to firm strata and therefore can be used as an end-bearing pile too. No equipment is needed to join the extension and also no significant cost is added to it. “Engineers and developers don’t even have to worry whether the sub-soil condition is dry or wet as Ecopile can be applied in both unlike bakau which are not suitable for use in dry sub-soil as it will rot after a few years.”  Ecopile can also be left in the open for many years as they are not affected by weather conditions unlike bakau which will become dry and brittle if exposed to dry weather for quite some time and will cause it to easily break. Tay further highlighted that there is a steady supply of Ecopile in contrast to bakau piles which quite often experiences delay in delivery and interfering with construction schedule.

Wachong Glass offers safety, aesthetics for the modern home By Jonathan Wong jonathanwong@theborneopost.com

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UCHING: As the taste for the finer things in life starts to grow in the local community, Wachong Glass Sdn Bhd (Wachong Glass) tasks itself to tap into this market by offering a practical yet appealing laminated glass. Jasline Chen, sales manager of Wachong Glass said Wachong currently emphasises on the value of laminated glass and the company’s folding doors as well as window frames. She explained that laminated glass, unlike tempered glass offers higher durability and enhanced safety. “Laminated glass is layered like a sandwich – It is a layer of plastic between two sheets of glass so when it breaks, the glass remains adhered to the plastic making it much safer compared to tempered glass which would shatter upon impact. “This lamination proves to be an excellent option when it comes to break-ins. “The strength of the glass makes it difficult to break as the glass anneals together rather than shatters, giving family members and the neighbors fair warning of a potential break in.” “Even when trying to cut laminated glass, it needs to be cut from both sides,” she added. Another highlight of the

product is that due to its strength and durability, it could be cut into large sizes without fear of putting too much stress on the glass itself. Chen stressed that the glass could easily be cut in 10 to 12 feet in length without fear of the glass bending or potentially breaking. While the glass may be strong, the frame that holds it together needs to be as strong as the glass that it is holding. “If the frame is weak, it could be the chink in the chain for thieves to break in hence the company’s’ choice of frames are not only make to look sleek, but also provide an additional safety measure. “Our frames have hidden hinges. “What this means is that it would provide the illusion of the window being a fixed window and the fact that there are no screws visible means it would be extremely difficult for robbers to try and break in. “The products that we are offering are rather difficult to find in places such as Kuala Lumpur but over here, we are fabricating it ourselves so we could custom make orders for all our customers. “The hinges and rollers for the door and windows are heavy duty and unlike traditional sliding and folding doors/ windows, could be opened with ease.”

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UCHING: Borneo Development Corporation Sdn Bhd’s (BDC) several projects throughout Kuching is an affirmation of its reputation as a formidable competitor in the property scene. For example, its latest housing project at Dusun Bayu Phase 6 and 7 currently sees good progress on site. Located with excellent accessibility and connectivity of Jalan Bako and The Isthmus, the site is only about 10 minutes drive to Pending and about 20 minutes to Kuching city center. Dusun Bayu is located within an existing residential area and is an excellent option for home seekers who prefers a suburban setting to be their humble abode. Dusun Bayu Phase 6 & 7 will offer a choice of two designs that will wow the home seeker and potential home owners. This new addition to the Dusun Bayu estate consists of 104 units of

Double Storey Terrace houses. Properties previously developed in Dusun Bayu Phase 1 and 2 have experienced its triumph and glory, being the pioneer batch of Double Storey Terrace houses in the area. Dusun Bayu Phase 6 (Ruby) is of modern design with an enclosed floor area of more or less 1,600 sq ft. It is a brilliant choice

for those who fancy the modern house design. There are 48 units of this modern and stylish design homes, each with 4 bedrooms, including a master bedroom (with attached bathroom), and 2 other bathrooms. Corner units are very popular choice for buyers and only limited numbers are available. Dusun Bayu Phase 7 (Ivy and Lily) on the other hand offers a traditional house design with modern touches to the façade, and will cater very well to those who love conventional design. The double storey terraced houses, which differ by size, will also have 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an attached bathroom to the master bedroom. Ivy units have lot size of 6.7m x 11.5m and Lily units have dimension of 6.1m x 11.5m each. Apart from Dusun Bayu, BDC is also aggressively promoting the sale of Stakan Junction commercial units, located along

Jalan Muara Tuang and very close to existing housing areas and the Samarahan Army Camp. Construction works is currently at 70 per cent with completion expected by August this year. Another ongoing housing project at Taman Uni – Alam is located along Jalan Datuk Mohammad Musa, and sharing a boundary with the Unimas campus. Available for Bumiputra buyers only, the project is 90 per cent sold and booked. Completion is scheduled by early September. BDC is at the moment the most active property developer in Limbang, riding on the Limbang Light Industrial Estate (LIE) which is being actively developed. To date, there are 5 vacant semi - detached and 1 detached lots available for sale in Phase 1A & 1B of the project. Also available for sale are 2 units of semidetached industrial building, priced at RM870, 000 each. Several owners of industrial

lots in the estate are currently constructing their buildings and within the next 2 years the LIE is expected to be an active light industrial area in the Limbang Division. Residential and commercial properties will also be developed within the area in the next year or two. Properties developed by BDC are generally very competitively priced; Dusun Bayu Phase 6(Ruby) is currently priced from RM398,000 onwards. Ivy and Lily are currently available for sale at RM408,000 and RM388,000 onwards, respectively. The remaining Double Storey Terrace Corner Unit at

Taman UniAlam is priced at RM563,000, and the Double Storey Semi - Detached unit is for sale at RM580,000. Two detached housing lots are still available for sale in Taman UniAlam. Members of the public who are interested in owning BDC properties are welcome to visit its office at Wisma Satria, Taman Satria Jaya BDC or contact its Sales Office at 082–452958) or its sales representatives Chiam at 016–8631638, Warda at 016–8890991, Joanna at 013– 8390727 and Mohd Dollah at 016–8631839.

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A series of new models of Akira products from First Omni K

UCHING: First Omni Sdn Bhd (First Omni), the distributor of Akira home appliances and electrical & electronics goods is launching a series of new models for its products this year. The company said among the new model of products from Akira brand to be available in the market soon are televisions (TV), airconditioners, instant water boilers, soundbar systems, water dispensers, home theatre systems, water boilers, multimedia speakers and freezers. For TV, First Omni said the company will launch a new model of full high definition (HD) TV with 46-inch added with smart functions. As for air-conditioner, First Omni said customers can enjoy better value as the new model of air-conditioner from Akira can give customers of up to six years warranty period for its compressor. Other than that, the company will also unveil a different type of air-conditioner, which are ceiling air-cond and floor standing aircond. Floor standing air-conds ares available in two variants – one with power output of three horse power and the other one with power output of five horse power. As for ceiling air-cond, the power output available is from 2.5 horse power to five horse power. Meanwhile, the company’s

Shangyin Music Centre spreads culture on Chinese, Western music instant water boiler can sustain temperatures of more than 110 degree Celsius.For that, the company explained the instant water boiler is suitable for mothers who are going to prepare milk for their babies and infants. First Omni’s audio soundbar system is equipped with bluetooth with built in radio, multimedia player and higher power output. For Akira new water dispenser, First Omni said it has two types, which are water dispenser in fridge and water dispenser with storage compartment. The group’s range of freezers are of the non-frozen upright variety, with its own built in heater combined three layers of

glasses which provide good cooling conditions for items stored inside. It is available in two types, one with single-door and another type with double-door. Besides that, First Omni will also introduce a complaint hotline in the near future to allow customers to lodge their complaints through messenger using short message services (SMS), WhatApp and WeChat operated on 24 hours with the number 010-9791155. For more product information and services of Akira, contact the company’s customer care executive Andy Sim at 082-480788. The company is located at Lot 2238, Section 66, KTLD Jalan Dermaga, Pending Industrial Estate here.

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UCHING: For more than ten years, Shangyin Music Centre Sdn Bhd (Shangyin) has been spreading the Chinese and Western music culture via classes for both children and adults. There are currently two Shangyin music centres in Sarawak – at Kuching and Miri – in addition to a music school in Sinapore, all of which are independently managed. In Kuching, Shangyin’s Chinese music instrument classes currently cover Guzheng, Erhu, LiuQin, Yangqin, Pipa, ZhongRuan and Dizi while the western music instrument classes cover piano, keyboard and guitar. For those who are unsure of what they want to play, Shangyin has a short course (12 classes) for beginners to have tryout lessons with any of the instruments offered at the music school. According to Yap Ting from

Shangyin Kuching, this will enable students to be able to make a more informed decision after completing the course, upon which, they can then invest in the instrument of their choice. Exams offered at Shangyin include the Chinese Instrumental Graded Examination and for Western instruments, assessment are available from the Trinity College London Examinations Board and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). He further pointed out that grading for the exams are not biased as they are being assessed by one examiner only who will fly to Singapore first before coming down to Kuching. In fact, Ting highlighted that many of their students, especially those who had excelled in their exams and shown great interest in their musical talent, have gone on to become teachers at the tuition

centre. “Teachers from our Singaporebased Shangyin Music School also occassionally come down to Kuching to visit the music centre here to give lessons to both teachers and students. “They basically give us guidance and their own point of views,” Ting said. Shangyin ALSO has its own orchestral group called the Kuching Shangyin Chamber Ensemble. It was initially formed two years ago when the group was invited to perform at an event in Shanghai, China. The Kuching Shangyin Chamber Ensemble won an award at the expo for creativity due to their use of the sapeh instrument music infused with the Chinese traditional instruments music. those who are interested to join the classes can reach Shangyin at 082-463282 or 082-463084.

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By Sharon Kong sharonkong@theborneopost.com

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UCHING: Hong Seng Construction (EM) Sdn Bhd (Hong Seng), an established housing development company in Kuching, has gone for a ‘value for money’ and ‘green’ approach with projects Vision Land 3 and Golden Palm. Steve Tan, director of Hong Seng, highlighted that with Vision Land 3, is ‘value for money’ because it is bigger than other standard houses. In addition, the design is on average of a bigger size, in terms of the height and width of the house. “We try to minimise unnecessary wastage and we emphasise more on utilising the space. So, most of the layout is square,” Tan explained, adding that there is in fact more than enough space available for use by tenants, especially those low to middle income customers. Strategically located about 1.2 kilometres (km) from the new traffic light at the junction of Jalan Batu Kawah - Bau and Jalan Batu Kawah - Matang, he highlighted that as it is a short distance to travel by car, tenants can easily access the nearby lifestyle shopping center, hypermarket, fast food restaurants, cafes, clinics, banks, schools and many more.

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Hong Seng goes for green approach with Golden Palm, Vision Land 3 In addition, he explained that the land itself is on high ground, thus tenants will not have to deal with any flooding problems. As with the proven success of the previous two phases of Vision Land, Vision Land 3 currently has very limited units available. Only four units available for the one and a half storey semidetached houses, which is priced from RM410,000 while for the double storey terrace house, there are nine units left, priced from RM348,000. Not only is Vision Land 3 categorised as ‘value for money’, the other main selling point is its location. He further pointed out that further down, there is an upcoming MJC Emart, in addition to the fact that there are a few schools around that area. Focusing on the one and a half storey semi-detached houses, he pointed out that the floor area is extra large which makes it ‘value for money’. In regards to Golden Palm at

12th mile, Tan explained that as part of the company’s effort to support a greener tomorrow, this project is a new attempt for the company to adopt the ‘green’ concept in its affordable middle income house category. Strategically located off main road of Kuching Serian road opposite the JPJ headquarters at 12th mile and away from the noise of the traffic on main road,

Golden Palm is surrounded by serene greenery on flood-free high ground. “The design concept of Golden Palm utilises complex calculation combined with quality window system to enable natural cross ventilation. “This enables home owners to save on electricity bills in the long run and at the same time contribute to Mother Nature by reducing the carbon footprint,” he enthused. The surrounding greenery regulates the overall air quality around the vicinity to be fresher and cooler during hot days. Tan further added that during rainy days, with the

temperature of the surroundings having cooled down, it hence enables home owners of Golden Palm to enjoy the ‘natural airconditioning’ powered by nature. Aside from the cooling environment, everyday necessities are also within easy reach from Golden

Palm. These include hypermarkets such as Kedai 1 Malaysia, Giant hypermarkets, banks, schools, universities, all of which are within a short driving distance from Golden Palm. Starting prices for the double storey terrace houses are RM398,000 onwards, while for the double storey semi-detached houses, they are priced from RM515,000. Those interested can contact Hong Seng at 082-238902 or 016-8891880 from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 4.45pm and Saturday, from 8am to 12.30pm. More information is also available at the company’s website hongseng.my.

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Equip your kitchen and washroom with Min Yang’s appliances K

UCHING: Min Yang Sdn Bhd (Min Yang) is offering consumers a safer and more healthier alternative with its superior grade stainless steel kitchen and washroom accessories. Min Yang’s stainless steel accessories include its lead-free health faucets, sinks, shower sets, and etc. Made of good grade 304 stainless steel, Min Yang’s managing director Sylvester Liew emphasized that this grading is indicative of its superior quality. Focusing on the lead-free faucet, Liew highlighted that there are many advantages for users who prefer the pure grade stainless steel faucets. This is especially the case for users who are more health conscious and prefer a more environmental friendly option, durability, ease of cleaning and a more elegant and beautiful

kitchen and bathroom. Liew explained that with Min Yang’s non-rusting faucets, shower caddy and piping, consumers need not worry about polluted or contaminated supply of water, thus enjoying a safer and more healthier alternative to the usual steel products. Among the kitchen accessories offered for sale at Min Yang Sdn

Bhd are stainless steel faucets, basins, kitchen multi racks, sensor rubbish bins and builtin accessories including rice dispensers, pullout larders and many more. As for washroom accessories, Min Yang offers a wide range of stainless steel towel bars, towel shelves, glass shelves, liquid dispensers, toilet tissue holders and other related items. Min Yang Sdn Bhd is also the dealer of Fotile kitchen hood, hob, oven and sterilizer and the sole distributor of Acxing smoke guider. Min Yang Sdn Bhd is located at Lot 5506 (SL 10), Ground Floor, Phase 5, Kuching City Mall Commercial Centre at Stephen Yong Link Road. Interested dealers for Min Yang products are invited to contact Sylvester. For further information and enquires, call 019-8860188 (Liew) or 082-531818 or email sylvesterliew@hotmail.com.

Yun Ming Wood features international quality furniture at The Garden showroom By Yvonne Tuah yvonnetuah@theborneopost.com

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uching: Yun Ming Wood Industries Sdn Bhd (Yun Ming Wood) is offering a wide variety of international quality solid wood furniture featured at its The Garden Showroom on the second floor of Tun Jugah building. The locally-based furniture manufacturer specialises in the production of high-quality tropical, solid wood furniture that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor purposes. Yun Ming Wood is also an international exporting company, with regular clients in US, Europe and various other countries. With that said, operation manager Hiu Tsun Loi highlighted that the furniture featured in the store are international quality to

fit the demands of international buyers while its local-inspired designs are set to meet the needs of local buyers. In addition, as the company is local-based and every process in producing a furniture from design to assembly are done locally, Hiu outlined that the pricing is also affordable compared to furniture produced by international or national brands. Furniture showcased at the showroom and produced by the company include dining set, living room set, TV stands, and garden or patio furniture. It also produces wooden swing seat which is one of its main products, as well as a special altar for religious purposes. Customers can also opt of customised furniture by presenting their design to the company for it to produce.

According to Hiu, one of the special feature about tropical solid wood which is used for the production of Yun Ming Wood furniture, is its sustainability as the furniture is made from local timber which suits local weather. He noted that these furniture, made out of local timber, can last up to five to 10 years or more. Yun Ming Wood offers free delivery within Kuching for purchases above RM1,000. The furniture manufacturer will also hold a special promotion/sales from mid-May to June 7, with discounts from 20 per cent onwards. There will also be a purchasewith-purchase promotion whereby for purchases above RM400 for a single receipt, customers can purchase light-weight stool at an affordable price. Yun Ming Wood was established in 1987 and it had started exporting internationally since 1989. The furniture manufacturer has also participated in various international exhibitions in countries such as Canada. For more information, call 0143973455 (Colin) or 016-8071003 (Jirap). Alternatively, interested parties can visit its site at www. yunming.com or its showroom at Level 2, Tun Jugah Building, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.

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Modern, custommade office furniture from Akasep

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UCHING: Imagine working in an office where the environment is neat and tidy. A good and wonderful office environment stimulates positive thinking and ideas that gets things done quickly and efficiently. A happy employee creates productivity to the organisation and makes the organisation grows. Given that, a good planning for the office through proper selection and arrangement of office furniture is one of the factors that contributes to an organisation’s success. Hence, Akasep Sdn Bhd (Akasep) a local company which supplies office furniture and equipment as well as interior decoration, designing and renovation of office and homes has a wide range of ready made office furniture as well as custom-made office furniture for sale. Akasep says the office furniture it distributes is available in various patterns and specifications ranging from traditional to modern while the company also has a designer factory located at Pending Industrial Estate here which houses a design department to cater for custom-made clients. Some of the office furniture that can be ordered from the company are tables, chairs, cabinets, pedestals, compactors, lockers, cupboards and others. As for tables, Akasep observed that there are different types of tables for instance, ergonomic table, conference table, round meeting table and executive writing desk.

The company pointed out that there are designer chairs which comes in various shapes and colours. The company added some of the structures of its office furniture is installed with Artak Design Brand which strengthens the structure and provides solid foundation which can withstand heavy loads while looks attractive and clean. On another note, Akasep said as customers have their own thoughts on what type and design of office furniture they require, they can request for a quotation and layout of their office plan. The company can provide a 3D dimension drawing for customers and allow them to have an impression on how their office plan will look like in paper. Akasep believes that this method provides flexibility to customers to own their preferred office as well as the option to mix and match the features and designs of office furnitures that customers prefer. Furthermore, Akasep also provides wholesale of office furniture to Sibu, Bintulu and Miri. Akasep is located at No. 179, Ground Floor, Wisma Sugarbun, Jalan Satok, Kuching. For more information, contact its office at 082-248211, fax to 082-251211 or email to akasepsales@gmail.com.

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UCHING: SHM Development Sdn Bhd (SHM Development) is offering affordable residential properties equipped with modern and luxurious concepts at the rapidly growing Stutong Baru. The property developer has recently launched its housing estate or ‘Lot 15788’ located along Lorong 30, Stutong Baru. According to representatives of SHM Development, the estate is currently 60 per cent and is estimated to be fully completed by April 2015. The residential project comprises 34 units of single storey terrace houses of which 23 units are single storey terrace houses and 11 units are single storey terrace houses (low cost plus house). The property has a land size of up to 11.5 points for corner units and 4.94 points for intermediate units and the floor plan for single storey terraced units are 21.98 feet (width) by 43.96 feet (length), while for low cost plus houses, the floor plan is 19.68 feet (width) by 41.99 feet (length). The residential units are also designed in a modern, contemporary design to fit the lifestyle of urban dwellers. The open space modern design also allows interested property buyers or home owners to explore their creativity to create a stylish and unique ambiance in the house. Additionally, situated in the rapidly developing Stutong Baru area, there are various amenities conveniently located around the area. Among the facilities available nearby are Giant Supermarket

K which is just five minutes away, The Summer Shopping Mall, Kuching International Airport, upcoming commercial centres, and Kota Samarahan’s education hub which consists of Unimas, International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak and many more. SHM Development is also offering special Bumiputera discounts for units at ‘Lot 15788’. Sales and purchase agreement will also be borne by the developer and owners of units at ‘Lot 15788’ can enjoy a 99-year land lease. Similarly, another project located in Stutong Baru by SHM Development is ‘Lot 13350’ which is designed in the same concept as ‘Lot 15788’ but with a slightly bigger floor plan. All units for ‘Lot 13350’ are sold out, however, interested parties looking to purchase units at ‘Lot 15788’ can have a preview of the house as construction have begun at ‘Lot 13350’. Upcoming projects by SHM Development includes ‘Lot 933’ which is expected to be located in a prime area in Kota Samarahan, Lorong 2E, Uni Garden; fronting

Unimas and behind Uni.Capital which is a project by its associate company, Daco Resources Sdn Bhd. The developer is also looking to provide a total of 77 residential units of which, construction is expected to be done in phases with Phase 1 consisting of 37 units. The residential units in ‘Lot 933’ is expected to mirror the housing concept in SHM Development’s previous projects which are ‘Lot 895’, ‘Lot 896’, and ‘Lot 1730’. Units at ‘Lot 933’ is also expected to have a walled-up floor plan of 23 feet by 41 feet for double storey semi detached houses, and 22 feet by 41 feet for double storey terraced houses. For more information on SHM Development’s projects, visit www.shmproperty. com. Interested parties can also call 082-423768, 082422768, 016-8797206 (Nawie), 016-8636658 (Moi) or email shmdevelopment@yahoo.com. Alternatively, visit its office at Lot 545, 1st Floor, Bangunan Cheema, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, 93400, Kuching.

UCHING: Slimlife Beauty (Slimlife), which offers a comprehensive range of services that focus on the face, skin, body, hair and scalp, spa and wellness, will be running a Mother’s Day promotion from May 23 to 25. During the promotional period, customers will enjoy exclusive offers, free consultation by specialists and extra product cash vouchers for free. Slimlife highlighted that its swiss stem cell medical face treatment, which comes with a medical skin care set, is specially formulated to balance and harmonise skin cell functions and conditions. The treatment targets various skin conditions such as pigmentation, acne, open pores, aging lines, sagging skin and wrinkles. Slimlife now offers customers a 90-minute swiss apple stem cell rejunevation and skin renewal facial treatement at RM98 only (normal price is RM180). To top it off, customers can also enjoy a gold-lifting and face detoxification treatement on the neck, eye and face for RM18 only. Slimlife also offers 100 per cent natural, individual tailor-made body sculpting program to meet clients’ needs for visible long lasting effects and health without having to endure any pain or diet. Three-hour and 30-minute trials for body slimming programs are offered at RM99 only and is inclusive of a boost-up self calorie burning power system, fatty tissue break-down, reduction of body toxins and water retention, cellulite reduction and body firming. The hot promotion running now consists of a package of 10 visits

for RM688 only, with every visit comprising of a complete one hour and 30-minute body slimming programme. Dr Ray, the person-in-charge of the HeadSpa treatment at Slimlife, further highlighted that they are now launching a medical headspa treatment focussed on serving customers with professional medical skills and quality services. Customers can enjoy the first trial session at RM280 only (normal price is at RM680), which takes a minimum of two hours for the hair or scalp medical treatment. Slimlife pointed out that the hair or scalp medication treatment is aimed at helping customers regain their self-confidence and creating miracles for those who are facing problems of hair loss, severe dandruff, severe oily scalp or the headache of damaged hair. Every session of the headspa treatment will go by individual scalp micro-cam progress to let

each customer fully understand his or her scalp problem and the solution which will be fully solved starting from the roots of the problem. Slimlife also has a spa and body wellness therapy, which provides an extensive menu of aromatic anti-stress body massage, antioxidant lymphatic body massage, aromatic sea salt exfoliating scrub and a choice of detoxification sauna spa or a relaxing bubble Jacuzzi spa therapy. The unique ‘feel-good’ experience of five-in-one, twohour sessions is now priced at RM68 only. For reservations and enquiries, call 082-574766 or 013-8337988. Those interested can also visit Slimlife at Sunny Park, Ground Floor and First Floor, Jalan Dogan, off Jalan Batu Kawa. Slimlife’s operating hours are from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 6 pm on weekends and public holidays.

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De Batique a one stop shop for men’s batik

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UCHING: As a specialist in modern and exclusively designed men’s batik, De Batique combines traditional and contemporary designs in subtle or vibrant colours. It is the perfect choice for that special occasion, whether formal or casual. De Batique’s batik is produced at its centralised workshop both for batik making as well as for tailoring work. It constantly produces new designs by its house designer to keep up with growing customer design. Some of its latest projects include fusing an Indonesian motif with Malaysian designs. The group is also in the process of making a Sarawakian motif. “All our batiks are 100 per cent hand-drawn and are made of high quality fabric such as satin silk, jacquard silk, linen and cotton,” the company said. “Each piece is carefully and thoroughly checked in detail on the design and material before cutting and stitching. To ensure total customer satisfaction, stringent control checks are

done at all stages of production before the finished items are sent to our selection of exclusive boutiques.” Currently, De Batique’s products are available at its main outlet in Kuching, Sarawak at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites and also in selected exclusive boutiques in well established shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar, Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya on consignment basis. De Batique’s next target outlets will be in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Johor Bahru. De Batique constantly produces new and attractive designed batiks from simple to intricate designs and with the right combination of colours. The fine skill of canting and drawing technique is what makes De Batique’s products truly an exquisite and exclusive collection. “Each and every piece of De Batique’s batik is a masterpiece as there is only one design for each batik so as to maintain its exclusivity and uniqueness. You will never look out of place with any De Batique’s creation.” At De Batique, customers

are most welcomed to make special order design batik of their preferred design and colours, which usually takes at least two to three weeks to complete based on the design and colours. Another unique product of De Batique is the special matching set batik for couples, men wearing batik shirt and ladies wearing baju kurung in the same motif and design for special occasions. De Batique has designed and supplied corporate attires (mens-batik shirt, ladies-baju kurung/baju kebaya) to a number of government departments and private companies. Its stand-out design with give your organisation an enhanced corporate image and identity. De Batique also produces finished baju melayu. Materials used are of good quality fabric which gives a cool and comfortable feel when worn without forsaking the look of elegance. An extensive selection of baju melayu, kain songket and exclusive baju melayu buttons will be available this upcoming Hari Raya.

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Petra Jaya Properties offers various projects By Adrian Lim adrianlim@theborneopost.com

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UCHING: Petra Jaya Properties Sdn Bhd (Petra Jaya Properties) is offering a wide variety of property development projects ranging from residential, commercial and industrial buildings. As a well-established property developer, Petra Jaya Properties has launched its new project known as Taman Sri Maya which consists of 116 units of single-storey semi detached houses and six units of single-storey detached houses. The company said they are going to launch another residential project, Taman Sri Permai 2 by the third quarter of this year. The housing project will comprise of 111 units of single-storey terrace houses. All residential properties are located along Jalan Pasir Pandak near the D’cove Family park. The residential properties are in the low to medium cost category, exclusively for bumiputera and has a leasehold tenure of 60 years. The company said its existing project Taman Sri Permai which consists of 102 units of single-storey terrace houses located at Jalan Pasir

We are targeting government offices, commercial tenants as well as businesses from the private sector to lease from us. Petra Jaya Properties

Pandak has been fully booked. The project is now under construction and is expected to be completed by early of 2015. With its fast expanding location, less pollution and green environment, supported by overwhelming response from homebuyers for its existing project, Petra Jaya Properties believes that its upcoming new projects will receive similar responses as well. On another note, Petra Jaya Properties said there will also be 26 units/lots of double-storey industrial building offered for sale as well. The industrial buildings, known as Industri 87 located next to E-Park Light Industrial Park along Jalan Batu Kitang is available from a wide range of sizes with its land sizes measuring 12.90 points, which is the smallest to the biggest 35.70 points. Some of the plus points for the industrial buildings include sustainable on high load capacity, hybrid structure, built using Industrial Building System (IBS) as well as environmental friendly raw materials using green technology. As for the company’s office complex, Wisma Lagenda,

which is a four- storey building located at Jalan Sultan Tengah, Petra Jaya Properties plans to lease it out to interested parties. The artistic building has five separate tenancies ranging from 649.6 square feet to 7,327.8 square feet providing occupants the flexibility to single or multiple tenants with the floor area. Wisma Lagenda is built near proximity to government offices, commercial building and residential areas. Petra Jaya Properties observed that the design of the building offers tenants low maintenance costs while each floor is served by a lift facility. “We are targeting government offices, commercial tenants as well as businesses from the private sector to lease from us,” Petra Jaya Properties said. Those interested can contact Petra Jaya Properties’ representative at 0198808692, 013-8430321 and 0128838655 as well as its office number at 082-250088. The public can also visit its website at www. petrajayaproperties.com to find out more about the company’s property development projects.

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UCHING: AMHOME Flooring (Kuching) Sdn Bhd (AMHOME) supplies high graded timber flooring for homes and commercial usage. AMHOME says the timber flooring manufactured by the company is certified by international standards to be of top quality. The company said it primarily distributes and manufactures four kinds of flooring namely solid timber flooring, engineered

timber flooring, laminated timber flooring and PVC Vinyl flooring. Manufactured locally at its factory at Demak Laut Industrial Estate, Sejingkat here, the company said this can reduce its cost on imports while providing better pricing to customers.

Meanwhile, AMHOME noted that the different types of wood used in the manufacturing the timber flooring will produce differing effects. For instance, it observed that Villa wood convey an aura of warmth with subtle hues and vivid. The company observed that it provides an indication of grain patterns highlighting the knotty characteristics of the wood. Besides that, AMHOME noted that Classic wood are elegant and timeless, processing a rich beauty

that endures for the ages. The company said those versatile wood can be used for both traditional and modern setting. Furthermore, AMHOME said some of the features and benefits of its flooring are comfort while stepping on, termite resistant, glue free installation, stain resistant and environmental friendly. Depending on customers’ preferences, the company said it provides options for customers to choose their colours and

patterns. AMHOME said its flooring are also being supplied to some of the established property developers. Apart from flooring, the company said it also distributes doors with various designs and features. The company added that doors being sold by the company is 100 per cent colour uniformity, shrink resistant, termite resistant, comes with 12-month warranty and competitively priced. Established since 2002, AMHOME said the company’s

business has grown and expanded to have thirteen branches located throughout Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei. Those branches are stationed at major towns and cities such as in Miri, Bintulu, Sibu, Kuching, Sarikei, Mukah, Kota Kinabalu, Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Tawau, Kuala Belait and Gadong. For more information about its products and services,contact AMHOME office in Kuching at 082-571985 or visit its website at www. amhomeflooring.com.

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ESMO accreditation to boost PCC credentials

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UCHING: Parkway Cancer Centre (PCC), first established its Palliative Care Services, obtained accreditation as an ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care, a hallmark of quality holistic care. PCC, the first private cancer centre in Singapore to provide palliative care – medical care that focuses on pain management, home care, as well as end-of-life care – ensuring quality of life for patients and minimising suffering. Late last year, PCC was awarded the accreditation as an ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care. With this, PCC joins more than 160 cancer centres worldwide who have been awarded this title. There are now ESMO designated centres in countries all over the world, including Switzerland, the

Unique, contemporary furniture at Houstop Furniture By Yvonne Tuah yvonnetuah@theborneopost.com

This recognition affirms our centre’s commitment to providing comprehensive and holistic cancer care to our patients. Doctor Kok Jaan Yang, senior consultant, palliative medicine, PCC

UK, Brazil, US, Hong Kong and Singapore. Doctor Kok Jaan Yang, senior consultant, palliative medicine, PCC, says, “This recognition affirms our centre’s commitment to providing comprehensive and holistic cancer care to our patients. “The ESMO is probably the second largest society of oncologist specialists in the world, after the ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology). It is the leading European professional organisation committed to advancing the speciality of medical oncology and promoting

a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care. “Going through the process allowed us to discover our shortcomings, compelled us to change our mindsets and benchmark ourselves with the best practices in the world. “As an ESMO Centre, we hope patients and the public will have more confidence in the quality of care they will receive in PCC.” Khoo also noted that looking forward, PCC will continue its effort in providing state-of-theart treatment to bring about the best possible outcome for every patient. He added, “We will also continue to expand our support services to help patients cope with their illness better. “One area that we would like to focus on is survivorship, which has become increasingly important as more patients are cured of or are living longer with their cancer.”

Image shows Khoo (left) receiving the ESMO accreditation. There are now ESMO designated centres in countries all over the world, including Switzerland, the UK, Brazil, US, Hong Kong and Singapore.

As part of our cancer care philosophy, we believe that tending to our patientsʼ psychosocial health is just as important as treating them physically. Through CanHOPE, we strive to inspire hope in our patients and their loved ones by helping them better cope with cancer. Counselling, nutritional advice, rehabilitation, educational talk, care coordination and support group activities are at the core of what we do.

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Pejabat Urusan East Malaysia (Managed by Medicare Management) Helpline: 082 – 343 778 Fax: 082 – 345 778 Website: www.canhope.org Email: canhope.org_em@yahoo.com.my Website: www.parkwaycancercentre.com No. 32A Lot 10134, 1st Floor Section 64, KTLD Mendu Commercial Centre, Jalan Mendu, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak

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UCHING: Houstop Furniture Sdn Bhd (Houstop Furniture) is offering a wide range of unique modern and chic furniture, fit to give homes or offices a sleek and contemporary look. Among Houstop Furniture’s featured furniture is its main product: the Modular Kitchen Cabinet of which, customers can choose the overall design and sizes of their cabinets, by units or cabinet doors. There are three modular concept cabinet designs available at Houstop Furniture which are High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Door Panel, 3G Piano Gloss Door Panel, and 3G Frosted Film Door Panel. HPL Door Panel is ideal for those seeking a more economic option for custom-designed cabinets, as units are sold at affordable prices, while for 3G Piano Gloss Door Panel, the material used is much sturdier as it is coated with alkali and a wider choice of colours are available for interested customers. As for the 3G Frosted Film Door Panel, customers are offered the choice to expand their creativity in terms of the look of the cabinets as door designs are available in multiple designs and colours or customers can opt for a sleek ‘black mirror’ look for their cabinets. At Houstop Furniture, interested parties can mix and match 3G Piano Gloss Door Panel and 3G Frosted Film Door Panel units. Singaporean brand Excel Open Concept Wardrobe, renowned

for its easy do-it-yourself (DIY) installation and wide variety of add-on furniture units, is also featured at Houstop Furniture. The open-concept wardrobe are sold by units and customers are free to mix and match different types of shelving, hangers, drawers and many more. In addition, Houstop Furniture has expanded its colour options for the drawers and shelving from just white for drawers, and shelving, to an additional unique milky combra colour. According to showroom manager Ah Ling, This openconcept wardrobe is also ideal for new homebuyers or young buyers as it gives off a simple urban/ modern look, and the wardrobe is flexible and easy to adjust to fit any items ranging from clothes to TV or books. In terms of DIY, Houstop Furniture offers DIY Cabinets which now also comes in combra colour, aside from its usual white, black and walnut colours. Houstop Furniture offers free installation for Excel furnitures as well as free on-site measurements for its custom-made cabinets and wardrobe. For Modular Kitchen

Cabinets, the furniture store also offers free transport fee. Besides that, modern and designer concept chairs are also available at Houstop Furniture. These chairs are meticulously designed to fit modern day living. Ling noted that more new models will be available at the store before Hari Raya. She also assured that these chairs have gone through high-quality control at its manufacturing factory before arriving at the store. There are also a wide variety of office furniture at Houstop Furniture which customers can easily mix and match with various other modern furniture available at the store. Houstop Furniture has been established since 2010. Its operating hours is from 9am to 6pm on Monday to Saturday. It is closed on Sundays and holidays following the Chinese calendar. Visit its showroom and furniture store at No. 17, 18 & 19, 1st Floor, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, Kuching (next to Sunny Hill School). Alternatively, for more information, call 082-420211 or email houstopfurniture@gmail.com.

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‘Magical’ decor from Saujana Pesona By Adrian Lim adrianlim@theborneopost.com

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UCHING: Rug and carpet manufacturer Saujana Pesona Sdn Bhd (Saujana Pesona) is giving customers a touch of décor in their homes its so-called ‘Magic’ rug, a type of which customers can arrange and change according to their own preferences. Saujana Pesona managing director Albert Tan believes its latest product will be a big hit it allows customers to choose the design and colour they like from 40 cm x 40 cm rug attach them up together with other pieces of rugs through a velco tape at the back of a rug to form colourful patternsand shapes. He said customers can choose from a variety of seven colours and construct the rugs into various designs shapes. “This rug is very special because it allows customers to decorate their homes using a mixture of rugs to form different shapes and designs. “Currently, we are the sole distributor for this type of rugs throughout Malaysia,” he told The Borneo Post adding that the product was new and available in the market here since the end of last year. The rug is light in weight and easy to clean and keep while the price is reasonable. Besides that, Tan said his company also provides custommade wallpapers services. “What is unique about our services is that customers can bring their own photos for example, a family photo and we will assist them to turn it into wallpaper. “How wonderful that is if one

can see the family photo printed as wallpaper inside the house,” he asked. Tan said depending on customers’ desire, they can also bring photos of interest such as animals, music, travel, food and beverage to decorate their houses or business outlets. Nevertheless, he pointed out that the photos which customers bring must be in high resolution so that the effect created will be in good quality upon printed. “What is special about the wallpaper is that it is a Malaysian made product using South Korea’s technology. Therefore, the transfer of technology from other countries has enabled local people and customers here to have such as product offered at a reasonable price,” he noted. Tan said Saujana Pesona can take order for wallpapers for as high as 10 feet in height.

Apart from wallpapers, Saujana Pesona also distributes window blinds. Tan said customers can choose from a wide variety of raw materials noting that in the near future, the company is going to add more patterns of window blinds for customers to choice from. “We came up with carpet underlay and we also offer other product which is the Vinyl Vista, an eco-friendly flooring,” he revealed. Meanwhile, in conjunction with upcoming festivals season such as the Gawai Festival and the Ramadan month, Saujana Pesona is offering its rugs, carpets and some of its products at special rates. Saujana Pesona is located at No.226, Lot 33, Green Road here. For more information, contact Tan at 016-8878880 or Saujana Pesona at 082-411366.

Oxy Trading introduces Korean alkaline water filtration system By Jonathan Wong jonathanwong@theborneopost.com

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UCHING: Water dealer Oxy Trading Sdn Bhd (Oxy Trading) is offering a new made-in-Korea alkaline water filtration system with the most affordable price tag around. According to manager Micheal Jong, unlike conventional tap water, alkaline water helps detoxify the body by aiding the removal of normal acidic waste products accumulated from food, environment, unnatural by products and ‘normal’ process of

aging. Jong stated, “Alkaline water also acts as an antioxidant as it scavenges and neutralises harmful free radicals. This is because it is able to give up electrons which could neutralize and block free radicals from damaging your body. “People who are heavy meat eaters should consider alkaline water as it also helps alkalise the body’s pH which tends to be more acidic. Reason for this includes the high meat diet, high acid diet, high stress levels and exposure to toxins such as car fumes.” The ‘Classic’ brand filtration

system is a new product said Jong noting that while other filters in the market could range in the high thousands, for a promotional period ending June, the company is offering the alkaline water filter for RM888 from the RM1200 original price. Jong noted this would include delivery and installation of the filter and as an added bonus, Jong said the company was also offering a free ‘candle filter’ as a free gift. For more information regarding the product visit Oxy Trading at No.96, 1st floor, Jalan Kempas, 93350 Kuching or call the office at 082-452475.

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UCHING: Goodrich Global offers the best of the best in fashionable furniture to Kuching socialites. Its latest line of designer collection includes a brand name that’s no stranger to us - Roberto Cavalli, a renowned Italian fashion designer. Roberto Cavalli is synonymous with fashion, luxury and glamour. He has produced a unique style of wallcoverings which he has long since applied in the interiors of his houses, yachts, boutiques and clubs. In keeping with the philosophy and the DNA of the brand that has always combined the concept of fashion and design with glamour and sensuality, Roberto Cavalli Home is inspired by the iconic prints and patterns of the most significant collections from animal print to damask, the colors and textures overlapping. Great care and attention is devoted to the choice of materials and fabrics, the matching of pieces and processing. Among some of his iconic and luxurious design include

iconic prints like stripes and monochromic checks which can never go wrong on any wall. Consider different sizes when going for stripes and checks and add a new edge to these classic prints. Adding a dash of glamour to these yesteryear prints can recreate magic in your living spaces. Animal prints can bring about boldness and a sense of daring to your living space. Step away from the restrictive stereotype that animal prints can only be used for a feature wall. Go ahead and decorate your entire living space with animal print wallcoverings but just bear in mind to be consistent with the type of animal print and the colour palette that you choose. Animal prints epitomize class, sophistication and opulence. The power house of all patterns - damask, has an old school charm about it. Contrary to popular belief, damask patterns are versatile in the ways that they can be used. Start by studying the elements of the wall. Do the walls lines in the room form a rectangle, square

or any other shape? Damasks fit every type of wall. “When I create a dress I want it to emphasize the femininity of a woman at all times; and so as with designing for the home, I try to identify the character of the people I’m designing for, thinking how I can diffuse this with the colours, the warmth and joy of living that first of all one gives oneself,” Roberto Cavalli said. “My Home Collection was born from a personal desire to share the optimism of my fashion with those who love mederived from my creativity, my philosophy, and my style which is also evident in the decoration of the home ... there is no difference between the thinking behind designing a clothing line and a home ware line. My lifestyle is always hugely driven by passion.” Now you can be a proud owner of a designer piece from Roberto Cavalli. Do visit Goodrich Global’s gallery at no 527, Ground Floor, Jalan Ang Cheng Ho Kuching, or call the group at 082-415757 for further information.

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BCCK offers top notch Professional car services services for conferences at United Asia Motor By Yvonne Tuah yvonnetuah@theborneopost.com

convention centre is welcoming back its annual Ramadhan event which will be held from July 1 to 25. Meanwhile, the year 2014 is set to be a very active year for BCCK and Kuching as a whole, as the convention centre has a wide lineup of exciting activities and events planned to entice the business and tourism activities in the city. Eric revealed that BCCK has successfully clinched 16 international conferences for 2014 which includes Asia TEFL 2014, Soroptimist International South West (SISWP) Conference of Clubs 2014 and many more. While for 2015, Eric said that three are already on the books and for 2016, another three international conferences are expected to be held at the convention centre. Premala highlighted that 2016 will be a very exciting year for Sarawak as BCCK has successfully won the bid to hold the annual International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) For more information, call 08239288. Alternatively, BCCK is present on various social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Interested parties can also visit www.bcck.com.my.

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UCHING: Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a highlytrained team, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) is the ideal destination to make any type of event or conference memorable. As is the first purpose-built convention centre in East Malaysia, BCCK is also an ideal venue for Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) events as it is still committed to giving its clients value-for-money, exceptional service, and top-notched cuisine. In particular, new chief executive officer of Borneo Isthmus Development Sdn Bhd (Borneo Isthmus) Eric M van Piggelen highlighted BCCK’s culinary services, which are halal-certified, having successfully acquired a number of food quality and standards accreditation which include ISO 9001, ISO 2200 and food safety management, and hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP). This makes BCCK’s The Raintree Restaurant as well as its The

Raintree Cafe in Plaza Merdeka, and its outdoor catering services of high quality standards. While high standards may equate to high prices, BCCK assured that it is constantly looking to find the right mix between incredible food and the right price. Eric said, “We’re still committed to giving our clients value for money, exceptional service, and top-notched food.” BCCK’s culinary production team also provides a wide variety of menu options across international, Malay and Chinese cuisines, all prepared and carefully planned within any given budget. On its culinary services, Borneo Isthmus director of sales and marketing, Premala Danakiam, explained that The Raintree Restaurant focuses on fine dining, high quality experience, while The Raintree Cafe focuses on valuefor-money, with cuisines offered at reasonable prices. She also highlighted that BCCK offers outdoor catering services for events such as weddings, organisation events, and many more. For its recent culinary events at BCCK, Premala said that the

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UCHING: Automotive specialist United Asia Motor never settles for anything less than the best for its clients. “Most of the customers who have visited our workshop for car services and repairs come back for their regular maintenance and check-ups,” notes United Asia Motor managing director Adrian Yap told The Borneo Post. “As customer’s feedback is the most convincing words of mouth for a business to grow, we aim to deliver the trust given by our customers by going the extra mile in advising clients on the appropriate car care and solutions for their car problems.” Yap noted that sometimes it is not about sending a car to a car workshop and get it fixed while observing customers nowadays are more demanding and they want to understand more about what’s exactly happening to their car or vehicle when there is a problem arises. Hence, he pointed out that a few experienced mechanics at his workshop will provide the necessary suggestion to customers while the company also provides training to the staff by sending them overseas to further gain knowledge and technical skills in particular on fixing imported cars. Meanwhile, some of the services offered by United Asia Motor include car wash, polishing, waxing, spraying, coating, welding, and so on. He said there are different packages being offered by the company and customers can choose their car services based on their preferences.

For car polishing, Yap said the company is using a renowned brand called GM-Tech, a German technology which can remove sanding marks, scratches, stains and so on depending on the conditions of the car. Apart from that, the company also provides installation services for a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking system for vehicles. Known as Debezt GPS Tracking System, it can be installed in most of the vehicle and is also suitable for fleet vehicle management and staff logistic management by certain companies. Yap said the system is very reliable as it is able to track the movement of vehicles and its location in real time through a subsription service. “The system can track the location of a vehicle where it is moving. In the case that if a vehicle is stolen, the GPS system will remain active and vehicle owners can track the movement of their vehicle to their last location. “If the vehicle is transferred out of the border of the country,

the signal from the GPS system will still remain active within 200 miles out of the border,” he said. He said customers can track their vehicles using their mobile phones through short message service (SMS) as well as camera installed on computers. For the GPS system, Yap noted that certain transportation and logistics companies have engaged them to install the device in order for the company or the employer to monitor the workflow of their workers for example, whether a bus driver adhere to the speed limit or over speeding and delivery staff who is working or not. For more enquiries on car services and repairs, contact United Asia Motor at 082-330872 or 082-238997. United Asia Motor is located at No.54, Lot 2007, Section 64, KTLD, Foochow Road No.1, next to Chung Hua Middle School No.3 here. The company also has another outlet for car wash and services known as UAM Professional Auto Spa located at No. 33 Jalan Mendu. It opens daily from 8.30 am to 6 pm.

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NIIT College scholarships, financial aids available during Open Days K

UCHING: Institut Teknologi Maklumat Antarabangsa (NIIT) College will have its open days starting from June 13 to 15 this year for Sijil Pelajan Malaysia (SPM) leavers and for public enquiries. NIIT College is a governmentapproved institution of higher learning which offers up to 22 courses in collaboration with Manipal International University (MIU) ranging from certificates to degree programmes that are fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and is recognised by the private and public sectors. The college offers diploma programmes in Information Technology, Accountancy, Business Management and Secretaryship. NIIT College university partner, Manipal International University is providing full degree courses. Degree programmes with MIU in NIIT include Bachelor (Hons) Accounting, Bachelor (Hons) Actuarial Finance, Bachelor (Hons) Business Administration, Finance, Business Administration, Bachelor (Hons) Business Administration (Finance), Bachelor (Hons) Business Administration (Marketing), Bachelor (Hons) Business Administration (Islamic Finance), and Bachelor (Hons) Business Administration (International Business). NIIT College is also the authorised training centre of SAGE, which is a leading supplier of business management software and services to more than 6 million customers worldwide. Backed by a pool of experienced

lecturers, NIIT Kuching guides school leavers towards the right path for a brighter future. Heading the team is its principal Professor Dr Andrew Tiong Hock Seng, who is known for his passion for education and knowledge, and the role in developing the educational sector. He started his career as a chartered mathematician and earned his MBA from OCU, USA and PhD in Management from IUCTT, Malaysia. He has also been awarded the status of a chartered scientist and chartered mathematician. His specialties are in quantitative subjects. He had taught mathematics for 50 years in schools and universities. Professor Tiong is also an author of many study guides. His most recent study guide is research methodology for MBA and PhD students. His role in NIIT is to provide affordable tertiary educational opportunities for students and prepare them to face challenges in the work place. During the open day, applicants will get the opportunity to meet lecturers, to speak to education consultants to understand more on the courses, and to learn more about the college. The public will be able to tour the facilities and speak to staff and students about the courses and careers. Consultation hours have been extended from 9am to 5pm daily. Those studying the diploma programmes are eligible to apply for the National Higher Education Funds Corporation (PTPTN) study loan with as low as 1 per cent interest rate. Students or parents who are qualified EPF members can withdraw their savings from the

second account to finance their studies at NIIT. There will be a free education and career talk on the May 14 and 15 open day. Students can choose to go on the 14th of May for Engineering Talk by SAINS, accounting talk by MIA, and intro on college by Dr Tiong. Whereas on May 15, there will be a talk on Information Technology by Mr Tan, human resource talk by PSMB, and actuarial finance by Manipal International University. The most important and attractive offer by NIIT College is that students who enroll and study with the college will be provided with a 100 per cent full career support after they graduate. NIIT College offers three full scholarships to top straight

As SPM Students for this coming June 2014 intake who plan to enrol in their diploma programmes. The scholarships are given to students studying business programmes in the following areas:

accounting, business management, finance, marketing, Islamic finance, international business and actuarial finance. These scholarships will cover all tuition fees each year for four years.

Students who enrol during the open days will receive registration fee waivers of RM500. For early registrations there are free tablets, and free NIIT Limited edition T-shirt on a limited first come, first served basis. For Further details regarding the courses or scholarship, please contact NIIT College at Lot 2765 Block 10, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, 93150 Kuching (same row as Tarot Cafe) or contact 082-242411, 1-800888448 (toll free) or email to info@niit.edu.my.

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Essential Advisory to strengthen English usage among flight attendants

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UCHING: Essential Advisory Company’s (Essential Advisory) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NIIT College in a bid to strengthen the use of English among students of its flight attendant course. Essential Advisory, a leading airline training and placement centre in Southeast Asia, highlighted that English is the prime language used in the aviation industry either to communicate with the public or during the daily operation tasks. Anson Voon, founder and trainer of Essential Advisory believes that English is an international language which air stewards and stewardesses must master whether they are tasked with working on the local or international routes. “It is essential for air stewards and stewardesses to know and fluently speak in English with confidence, especially when they are involved in international routes. “For example, in European, Middle Eastern and also Asian countries, they communicate by using high standard and fluent English,” Voon emphasised. Voon believes the collaboration

will not only gain knowledge from the class, but also have the confidence to speak the language without any limitations. Currently, NIIT College is offering four English certificates for air stewards and stewardesses under the School of English Language. The first is the English Proficiency Certificate which covers Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Advance levels. Other certificates include the English Preparatory Certificate (ISESOL), English for Academic Purposes and English corporate training programme. The last programme offers three short courses, covering Telephone Skills, Incident Report Writing and English for Written Communication. Overall, the addition of English courses will likely further enhance the employability of Essential Advisory’s graduates in either the local or international airlines industry. The training centre guarantees a 90 to 95 per cent success rate with its Flight Attendant Preparatory Course’s graduate students in finding employment in the airline industry. This is not surprising, given that Essential Advisory’s teaching instruc-

tors such as Voon himself are professional and experienced people in the related fields. Aside from an introduction to the airline industry, the course also covers job interviews, teaching students on how to conjure excellent first impressions, proper dress codes, the application process and about the expectations during interviews and meetings. For the duration of the course, students will be able to build their character and image and at the same time, improve their skills in customer communication. In addition to being taught about maintaining a professional image and personal etiquette, students will learn about first aid and safety which also covers swimming classes. Interested applicants can attend Essential Advisory’s New Intake Open Day on Friday, May 5, from 10am to 2pm at its Kuching operation office located at No DD204, 1st Floor, MJC Batu Kawa New Township, Jalan Batu Kawa. It will also be holding an open day on Saturday, May 31, from 10am to 2pm at Kingwood Hotel, Sibu. For further enquiries, contact 082462115 or visit the company website at www.essentialmalaysia.com.

Voon (fourth from left) is seen with Anderson Voon (fourth from right), chief executive officer of NIIT College, during the MoU ceremony.

The store which opened in June last year noted an increase in awareness for luxury brands in Kuching noting that business is doing well.

All Watches offers best deal for luxury watches By Jonathan Wong jonathanwong@theborneopost.com

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UCHING: As a specialist focused on high-end watches in Kuching, All Watches promises the best deals when it comes to searching for the best wrapped on their wrist. Company director Benson Beh told The Borneo Post that the company has special discounts on all their watches ranging from new to second hand watches. “We offer the best prices for all our products ranging from Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Ferrari and Hublot, among others. We also offer service for the watches including touch ups, repairs and even add ons,” he enthused. Meanwhile, shop supervisor Bryan Kho added that for those that bought watches from the store and decided to upgrade to a better one within a year,

We offer the best prices for all our products ranging from Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Ferrari and Hublot, among others. We also offer service for the watches including touch ups, repairs and even add ons. Benson Beh, Company director

the company also offers a trade in or exchange for an upgrade while retaining 90 per cent of the original value of the watch. “We offer this for exchange for an upgrade for watches of the same brand so should a customer trade in a Rolex, we offer a discount for another Rolex watch,” Kho said. The store which opened in June last year noted an increase in awareness for luxury brands in Kuching noting that business is doing well. “Luxury items are always in demand, and with the increasing middle income group, demand is set to grow in tandem,” he

believed. “Another reason for the demand is that these items unlike nonbranded items, would appreciate in value over time. Some of our watches here appreciate between three to six per cent annually,” Beh highlighted. The company aside from dealing with watches available at the store also offers to order any other high end watches a customer is interested in. For more information, call Kho at 019-8280592 or Beh at 016-8786161. The store is located at Unit F26, first floor, Cityone Megamall, No.1, Jalan Song, 93350, Kuching.

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Grand Audio to have roadshow for World Cup, Gawai holidays

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UCHING: Grand Audio Products Sdn Bhd (Grand Audio) will celebrate this year’s World Cup championship and Gawai holidays with a four day roadshow from May 15 to May 18 at tHe Spring Shopping Mall. According to manager and supervisor Lo Han Ping, there will be a special promotion on Sharp products with special enphasis on the 60-inch as well as the 70-inch televisions. “With the World Cup going on, we believe football fans are eager to watch it on a big screen so we are offering special prices for the TV including the 3D Internet TV, the 70 inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV as well as the Quattron 4 colour 3D Net TV. “We also accept trade ins for older TVs as an icing on the cake for our customers,” Lo said. Aside from TVs, the company is also having special deals for their Sharp air conditioning, large four door fridges, Healsio Steam Oven and special prizes for those that buy on the roadshow date. For more information regarding the products or the roadshow, please visit Grand Audio at Kuching City Mall, Jalan Stephen Yong or call 082-531799 or 014-6813388.

Image shows a Sharp Quattron TV which will be among the products Grand Audio will have on offer during its roadshow at tHe Spring shopping mall

Homestar Mattress House offers promotion for mattresses

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UCHING: Sleepless nights are no longer a concern with Homestar Mattress House’s selection of mattresses. Located on the first floor of Crown Square, the company bring competition to a whole new level by introducing its own brand of mattress called Homestar with four bed types to choose from. The new mattresses came to form from its joint venture with a company from Germany to ensure the best quality is brought to the bedroom. Shoppers can be rest assured of a good night’s sleep from Homestar’s four bed types, namely Deluxe, Diamond, Galaxy and Platinum. Of special highlights are the Diamond and Galaxy brands. The Homestar Diamond mattress consists of a top layer of aloe vera cloth, specially formulated to reduce heat retention to allow for a cooling night’s rest. This is followed by a layer of latex and pocket springs. Meanwhile, its Homestar Galaxy mattress consists of laters of natural latex, pure coconut fibre and pocket springs which is anti-dust mite. These come with a warranry of 10 years. Apart from its home brand, Homestar Mattress House also offers other brands such as Orthorest, Lady Americana, Therapedic and Aerofoam, each with its own distinct selling point. Coming soon are other brands such as Sleep Magic. The company also sells Revano Sofa Leather and bedroom sets. Currently, the mattress house is offering a buy one free one promotion whereby each purchase of either a queen size or king size Diamond mattress will come with one free queen sized mattress. For the Orthorest brand, consumers who buy one king sized mattress will be given a free full set which includes a queen sized mattress and bed frame, among other free gifts. Stocks are limited on a first come first serve basis. For more information, call 082346422 or visit Homestar Mattress House at Level 1, Crown Square Shopping Centre.

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UCHING: New Chef’s Delicious Sdn Bhd (New Chef’s Delicious) is offering irresistible wedding dinner packages and ensures customers with its motto, “Your ideas, your style, your day, we make it happen.” The restaurant currently offers three types of wedding dinner packages, priced per table at RM389, RM468 and RM558. The package prices quoted are inclusive of service charges and government tax. For the RM389 package, dishes offered include Four Hot and Cold Combination, Fish Maw with Beancurd Soup, Honey Spare Rib, Fried Tilapia with Apple Sauce, Prawn Ball with Mixed Vegetables, Kampung Chicken with Herbs, Cantonese Shredded Chicken Noodle and Sweet Dessert. The second package, priced at RM468, comprises Four Hot and Cold Combination, Braised Assorted Seafood Soup, BBQ Sauce Belly Pork with Buns, Braised Seabass Fish, Fried Sea Prawn with Salted Egg, Roasted Chicken with Plum Sauce, Yam Basket with Assorted Vegetables and Sweet Dessert. As for the RM558 package, it has Deluxe Four Season Combination Platter, Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat, Braised Pork Leg with

Buns, Fried Garupa fish with Mangoes, Golden Nestum prawns, Braised Chicken with Chinese Herbs, Special Mixed Vegetables with Prawns and Sweet Dessert. For those who purchase 18 tables and above, New Chef’s Delicious is offering complimentary free flow of Kingway Beer, two bottles of red wine for the main table, invitation cards (limited to six pieces per table) and corkage for liquor, red wine, champagne and beer. There will also be free flow of

soft drinks and Chinese tea for customers’ guests, in addition to the provision of free peanuts and tissue. Other complimentary offers include a dummy wedding cake for the cake cutting ceremony, one bottle of sparkling juice for the toasting ceremony and parking lot for the couple. In terms of the wedding decorations at the venue, couples will have a free souvenir attendance book, elegant chair covers for all chairs, a flower centre-

piece and elegant chair covers for the VIP table and provision of a decorative grand entrance door arch. To top it all off, customers and guests will enjoy a New Chef’s Delicious first course food presentation during the wedding dinner. New Chef’s Delicious added that upon confirmation of the function, customers are required to place a deposit. The deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation of the booking. On a side note, aside from being a venue for wedding dinner functions, the restaurant is also available for birthday parties, private dinners, association gatherings and buffets (special reservation required) cum side catering. New Chef’s Delicious highlighted that its buffet/catering food package is priced at RM20++ per person for six items/dishes with free seasonal fruits offered for customers. For those dining in, a minimum of 30 pax is required while a minimum of 40 pax is required for outside catering. Chairs, tables and utensils will be provided for catering. New Chef’s Delicious stipulates that the buffet/catering food package requires customers to settle the payment upon confirmation of booking. For further enquiries and details on New Chef’s Delicious offerings, contact 082-232525 or its hotline at 014-8762222.

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Pusat Latihan Proaktif: Industrial training with Confidence K UCHING: Pusat Latihan Proaktif is an approved learning centre with ISO 9001:2008 certification which provides and transfers real hands-on industrial technical knowledge in the field of Electrical Engineering courses in Sarawak. Sarawak has embarked on another economic development boom with the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), which is aimed at bringing the State into developed nation status by 2030. Focusing mainly on the resulting economic activities related to vast green electric power from hydro dams, the state has attracted billion dollar industries to its shore with the promise that downstream activities will also flourish from the impacts of these large investments. Foremost amongst the needs of these investors are human resources and this is where Pusat Latihan Proaktif is focusing to cater to the growing needs of these emerging industries. With local talent and resources available, investors will be even more attracted as this means a steady supply of competent workers and professionals who

understand the local conditions and are accustomed to the lifestyle and are trainable. For the workers, these industries will be the best training ground to launch their careers into full fledged professionals after undergoing the necessary practical work and gaining experience to go higher in the profession and certified as competent Chargeman. The group’s courses are fully accredited by the authorities like the Electrical Inspectorate Unit (EIU), Ministry of Education (MOE), Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and Pembangunan Sumber Manusia (PSMB), The group is also in collaboration with Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB), and Jabatan Tenaga Manusia (Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP)) and Centre of Technical Excellence (Yayasan Sarawak/CTE). Its courses are mainly Industrial Electrical Engineering Competency Courses and Industrial Competency Short Course cater to working adults and young school leavers who want to further their careers in the electrical engineering fields. Its objectives include supplying a large number of EIU certified

competent Chargemen into the SCORE Industries. It must be noted too that its courses are real skilled hands-on industrial training conducted by experienced electrical service providers and qualified electrical professionals in the various fields. In terms of fees, prospecting students and parents will be happy to note that the centre can arrange for easy payment scheme. This arrangement is meant specially to allay fears of large up-front payment and other worries while also providing opportunities for working adults to be certified as competency chargeman without having unnecessarily burden their families. Pusat Latihan Proaktif also sponsored 80 students to take up the electrical competency courses. Another key point for those enrolling with Pusat Latihan Proaktif is that the training centre is fully equipped with electrical equipments which are similar to the industries. When students are graduated, they can immediately perform their duties well without further training at their work place. Students are also trained to be independent, discipline and

know how to communicate. We also provide training on English proficiency for those students who are weak in English language. Pusat Latihan Proaktif is an approved learning centre set up by a local electrical contractor/ service provider with more than 30 years of experience in electrical engineering (Bernard Protection System/ Bernard M&E Contracting Works S/B). This explains why graduates will be able to find employment upon graduation as the centre’s vast network caters to the emerging needs of the industries here. By focusing on relevant niche skills areas, their graduates easily fit into key areas where demands are high for certified graduates. Hands on experienced lecturers and equipments also provide students the confidence and practical aspects of life in the industries, which will prepare them better for their future employment and contribution to the country. The centre also provides job placement for our students who graduated with competency chargeman certificate and with conditions that they are unemployed.

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Siong How expands 3rd Mile branch KUCHING: Siong How Electrical and Electronics Sdn Bhd (Siong How) is set to move and expand its branch at 3rd Mile order to provide better choices and better service for their customers. According to Tan Soon Hing, senior manager of Siong How, “We are moving to a bigger location, effectively expanding our store size and service provided to cater to our customers better. “From May 16 to May 19, after the move, we will have promotions to celebrate our relocation with a ‘purchase with purchase’ discounts on selected brands as well as cooking demonstrations for some of our items including the air fryer.” The company has been in Kuching for over ten years with seven branches all over the city. Lo Kok How, director of Siong

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How sadded that they will hold a special lucky draw between 3pm to 4 pm during those dates where 10 customers (from a draw of 30) will get to have certain items at unbelievable prices ranging from RM9.90 to RM19.90. “For other purchases where it includes installation, such as air conditioning, we will install it for free during the promotion period,” he said. As an expansion of service, the company also allows people to pay their utility bills as well as buy reload cards for some major telcos at the shop. For more information, visit Siong How’s main branch at Jalan Perdana or call their office number at 082-628941 (seventh mile), 082-458389 (MJC), 082645388 (Matang), 082-645389 (Taman Lee Ling), 082-862959 (Siburan) and 082-333941 (main branch Pending).

Image shows Siong How’s main branch at Jalan Perdana. The company is planning to move and expand it’s current third mile store to cater to a growing demand.

CMS Property offers properties with high capital appreciation potential at Bandar Samariang, new projects at The Isthmus By Yvonne Tuah yvonnetuah@theborneopost.com

KUCHING: CMS Property Development Sdn Bhd (CMS Property), the property arm of Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMSB), is offering high capital appreciation potential residential and commercial properties at the thriving Bandar Samariang Township. It has also unveiled a slew of exciting projects to be launched at The Isthmus, which has been earmarked as the new central business district (CBD) of Kuching. On properties at Bandar Samariang, CMS Property’s executive director and chief executive officer Vincent Kueh believes with the strong demand for properties here, its properties at Bandar Samariang are now made more affordable. Sales & marketing manager, Ashley Ang added ,“CMS Property is also embarking on exciting plans to make Samariang livelier. With the upcoming development of Borneo Samariang Resort City (Water Theme Park & Safari Park) and the construction of the Mydin Hypermarket, properties at the Township are expected to see accelerating capital appreciation.” Another highlight to Bandar

Samariang’s properties is its connectivity to the Township which has been shortened by construction of the Federal Administrative Centre (FAC) Highway which connects Bandar Samariang to The Isthmus and Bako. “It takes less than 15 minutes to drive from the Zecon Toll and 20 minutes to drive using the FAC Highway if one wants to avoid the toll.” added Ang. The Township is also a mixed zone and properties in the area have a 99-year lease. Among residential properties that are up for grabs at Bandar Samariang are the Alam Oasis double-storey units which are set against the tranquil backdrop of Mount Santubong, featuring a modern, chic, practical and functional design for discerning buyers. The doublestorey terrace units are affordably priced from RM350,000 onwards and currently, 47 units are available for purchase. Alam Oasis also offers doublestorey semi-detached units which come in two designs: modern and tropical. The double-storey semidetached units have 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, while its built-up area is 1,710 square feet and its land size range from 7.4 to 11.7 points. Currently, only 3 tropicaldesigned units and 9 moderndesigned units are available, and the

selling price of these residential units are from RM461,000 onwards. Aside from Alam Oasis, units at Cahya Suria are now open for booking. After its launch a few months ago, only 28 units of Cahya Suria single-storey semidetached houses are left. Priced from RM335,000 onwards, Cahya Suria units have 904 square feet of space and feature 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Its land size ranges from 7.4 to 17.59 points. Bandar Samariang will also be equipped its own commercial complex called Samariang Ria Commercial Centre, which comprises 3 and 4-storey shophouses. It is expected to cater to the shopping needs of more than 25,000 residents from the surrounding housing estates, government offices, as well as the future Borneo Samariang Resort City. While units for Phase 1 of the commercial centre are sold-out, 50 per cent out of the 24 units for Phase 2 are now up for grabs. In addition, the commercial centre, expected to be completed by April 2015, will be located next to the soon-to-be constructed Mydin Hypermarket, fronting Jalan Sultan Tengah. Units at Samariang Ria Commercial Centre start from RM788,800 onwards, with built-up

area of 3,349 square feet. The Borneo Samariang Resort City, which will be built in the vicinity of Bandar Samariang, is expected to attract massive crowds locally, national as well as internationally as the resort is set to be built in accordance with international standards for a resort, water and safari theme park. Meanwhile, on the rapidly developing Isthmus, exciting new developments include the Raintree Square Commercial Shops which feature 54 units of three-storey, strata-titled shop offices. On the other end of the island is The Isthmus Commercial Showrooms which feature 14 semidetached units and one detached lot. Responses from interested investors have indicated that the space offered is the perfect size to showcase their products. Both Raintree Square Commercial Shops and The Isthmus Commercial Showrooms’ 99-year lease have been approved for foreign ownership. For more information on any of these projects, contact CMS Property Development’s Sales & Marketing office at 082-237777, 082-311887, 012-8177388, 0138113277 or email sales@cmsp. cmsb.com.my. Alternatively, visit CMS Property website at www. cmsproperty.com.my

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Tay Motors offers comprehensive motorbike services By Adrian Lim adrianlim@theborneopost.com

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UCHING: Tay Motors, a trading and distributor of motorbikes in Kuching, is offering a full range of services for motorbike enthusiasts particularly for the mass market. Offering bikes with a power output range between 97cc to 250cc, the company which was established five years ago also provides motorbike servicing and repairs as well as motorbike accessories at its

“We are giving customers a whole range of motorbike services so whatever customers needs, we can offer them at our outlet.” Aaron Tay, Tay Motors principal

outlet. Tay Motors principal Aaron Tay said, “We are giving customers a whole range of motorbike services so whatever customers needs, we can offer them at our outlet. “If customers are looking for higher power output bikes, we can assist them to search for it on a one-to-one basis upon request.

“Some of the well-known brands that we distribute are for instance Yamaha and Honda. “As for the Yamaha brand, due to its quality recognition and user-friendly features, I believe that it will be a top selling brand for us this year and for many years to come,” he said. Tay noted that as safety is the top priority for customers when

choosing a good motorbike, he will provide the necessary advice to them. He also believed in giving good services to customers so that satisfied customers will return and provide long term businesses to the company. Tay Motors is located at the corner lot of Lorong Liew Shan Bang 8, 7th Mile Bazaar going into After 7 food and beverage coffee shop at Lot 1475, Block KCLD, Jalan Penrissen, Kuching. For more information, contact the company at 082615116.

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Laksa paste cookbook to ‘spice’ things up By Jonathan Wong jonathanwong@theborneopost.com

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UCHING: The cookbook recently launched by MUSC Food Industries Sdn Bhd (MUSC) will showcase the versatility of Sarawak’s very own laksa paste. MUSC general manager Vincent Chong highlighted that unlike conventional cookbooks, this version will highlight the ingredients rather than the finished product itself. “The one common denominator these foods would have would be that they are all using Sarawak laksa paste. This gives room to a very interesting mix and very creative

The one common denominator these foods would have would be that they are all using Sarawak laksa paste. This gives room to a very interesting mix and very creative culinary skills by those that input these recipes for us. Vincent Chong, MUSC general manager

culinary skills by those that input these recipes for us. “Most people assume that since they all use the same paste, they would taste the same. “It could not be further from the truth as different ingredients like meat, would bring out different aromas from the spices. It is similar to like cooking chicken and beef the same way, it could be prepared with

the same style but the taste would be completely different,” Chong enthused. He explained that the recipes were a collaboration from the company’s production managers, the director’s spouses as well as a myriad of hotel chefs (Riverside Majestic, Grand Margherita, Grand Continental, Harbourview, and 56 Hotel). “The main aim for us to promote

this cookbook is to show the versatility of Sarawak’s Laksa paste. We are working very closely with the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) to help facilitate in boosting the state’s tourism sector. “Most people when you talk about tourism usually focuses on places to go forgetting another aspect of tourism is also the local food, so we want to showcase something uniquely Sarawakian per se.” The cookbook is exclusively available in certain areas such as hotels and Sarakraf Pavilion.

Chong poses with MUSC’s Sarawak Laksa cookbook. Chong says unlike conventional cookbooks, the ones being premiered will highlight ingredients rather than the finished product itself.

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UCHING: Taka Cake House (Taka) offers a myriad of baked goods for any type of occasion that can satisfy the taste buds of even the most discerning of pastry fans. On top of that, Taka has also vastly improved its packaging for its new line of pastries to make them ideal for gift-giving and to fit any occasions or events as well as to offer its customers the best quality in services. “We’re now focusing on the overall pastry, from packaging, taste and quality. We’re also looking to make Taka a one-stop cake house for all. So, that means, it’s not just birthday cakes here, now. We have a wide variety of cakes and pastries,” outlet manager of its recently-launched MJC outlet, Leong Kia Chun said. The new outlet is located behind Maybank at MJC Batu Kawah New Township and road signs are located from the main road to the

outlet to make it more convenient for interested parties. At the new outlet, Taka has also recently launched its Korean Bread pastry which is currently only available at the MJC outlet. Since its launch, the outlet manager said the Korean Bread pastry has been a hit with its customers. Fans of pastries can also enjoy Taka’s latest line of milk and pudding-based pastries which are packed in never-before-seen packages. In particular, Taka’s latest Egg Pudding, true to its’ name; is pudding placed in real egg shells, which have undergone high-level hygiene quality control. Leong said, the interesting packaging is set to be a hit with young consumers particularly the teenagers. Another new line of pastries at Taka are its milk-based pastries which are the Snow White expresso milk cake and Moo Moo milk cake.

These new milk and puddingbased pastries will be available in every Taka outlet and it will also be available for the cake house’s latest service: the Full Moon package. In a bid to constantly expand its services, Taka is introducing its Full Moon celebration packages featuring special pastries. Besides the Egg Pudding and milk cakes, available for the Full Moon package is Taka’s latest custom-made fondant icing cupcakes. According to Leong, Taka’s expert chefs and bakers are taking extra attention to designs of the cupcakes to meet customers’ demand. For more information or for reservations, interested parties can call Taka’s MJC outlet at 082593663 or drop by the outlet at Lot 2630, Phase C, Block E, Level 1 Unit 04 – Shop, Ce 104, Batu Kawah New Township (behind Maybank).


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