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Hello Breeze readers,

Our eyesight is one of the most precious things that we have and it is important to take care of it more than ever as we grow older. Thus, the team behind eyeMedics Specialist Eye Centre are dedicated to bring quality eye care to their customers with passion.

It is the month of Ramadan and we are excited to have Egyptians Ahmed Yousry & Shaymaa Arafah on the Cover of the magazine. ey are the founders of ’10 N GO, the rst Egyptian Restaurant in Sabah. Find out more about them and ’10 N GO at Feature and Personality.

Meet Dr. Terence, Dr. Lisa, Evix, and Sr. Olivia as they grace our Cover. Get to know them better in Personality and find out what makes them part of the amazing team behind eyeMedics. Also read about eyeMedics itself in Feature.

EDITORIAL TEAM

Editor in Chief – Dinoza Mahruf

Assistant Editor – Noel Jinguli

Writer – Geraldine Yong Writer – Chris Pereira

Editor in Chief – Dinoza Mahruf Assistant Editor – Hanis Batrisyia Writer – Geraldine Yong

Writer – Devyne Koh Writer – Adelina Adna Writer – Lisa Aveline Copy writer – Iliana A.

Writer Eilvane Chieng Writer – Jeremy Tan Writer – Devyne Koh Writer – Adelina Adna

CREATIVE TEAM

Copy writer – Iliana A.

Director – Dinoza Mahruf

Graphic Designer – Marina Suid Fashion – Glam Squad

Photographer – George Yong

Fasting is compulsory for Muslims during the month of Ramadan, but do you also know it is something that is practiced during non-Ramadan for health reasons? Learn about other types of fasting in Wellness. What are your thoughts about bu ets which are also popular during Ramadan? Check out Rants & Raves for our writer’s opinion about it.

Using the right equipment is also important when providing eye care. Optometrist uses an OCT machine to detect problems in the eye. One of the really good brands out there for OCT is Topcon. Also used in eyeMedics, check it out in Tech.

For some fun reading, go to Pop Culture which features iconic characters who wore glasses. Just one out of a bunch articles in this issue that discuss topics in regards to eye sights.

Photographer – Aznan Johary Photographer – Vance Tan Photographer – Srap

Director – Dinoza Mahruf Graphic Designer – Farah Ain Fashion – Glam Squad

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Photographer – George Yong Photographer – Aznan Johary Photographer – Vance Tan Photographer – Srap

Administrator & Finance – Mahirah A.

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Music on the other hand features Mika ‘D, a young local 13 year old singer who has already started making waves through dancing and rapping. There is also Super 7, a hidden gem for those who love Chinese food.

In Music, we talk about the Sabahan group ISOBAHTOS and their latest track RGB. ese lads have been making waves with their talents and currently fast rising in popularity. Also fast rising in popularity, we look at Standup Paddle Boarding in Destination. If you love having fun water activities, then you just have to try it out.

As usual, enjoy reading the rest of this issue. Have a great October and don’t forget to go for an eye check if you haven’t done so. Take care.

Foodies would also not want to miss out on Hilton Kota Kinabalu’s Roo op Poolside Bar & Grill. Back a er an absence during the pandemic, the restaurant features scrumptious regular favourites and new menu items. Hilton Kota Kinabalu is also o ering an amazing JELAJAH SELERA BERSAMA HILTON’ family i ar dinner bu et during Ramadan at Urban Kitchen that you don’t want to miss.

Enjoy the rest of the interesting reads in this issue and Happy Ramadan to all Muslims out there!

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content sight issue # 166 36 Recovery fitness 37 eat your carrots if you want shining eyes wellness 40 the tip of our tongue dental 42 hey four eyes! rants & raves 43 Iconic Characters who wore glasses pop culture 08 september 2022 happenings FLASH 12 EyeMedics: Setting Sights On The Community FEATURE 14 CIty Cineplex october 2022 movies movie 16 mika ‘d: talented dancer & rapper music 10 HYATT CENTRIC KOTA KINABALU SET TO OPEN ITS DOORS: WELCOMING ALL MODERN EXPLORERS! REPORT 24 PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP AT KG. KAWAYOI, TONGOD eco news 28 Dr. Terrence Soong, Dr. Lisa Tan, Evix, Sr. Olivia: Bringing quality Eyecare With Passion personality 18 Topcron OCT Triton tech 20 blinding lights automotive 22 kambai Records: Going on a Nostalgia Trip destination 44 windows to the soul beauty 46 madame clay fashion 48 Fried Red beancurd Chicken | matcha studio food | kedai kupi 52 THE CINE10 FILMMAKERS’ COMPETITION AWARDS NIGHT nightlife 50 Super 7 Restaurant & Lounge: A Culinary Journey Through Cultures RESTAURANT REVIEW

TRACIE SINIDOL IS THIS YEAR’S DEWI REMAJA

Kuala Lumpur, 3 September 2022 - Sabahan Tracie Sinidol was this year’s Dewi Remaja. As the winner, 21 year old Tracie brings home a trophy and RM10,000 in cash. Dewi Remaja is a nationwide beauty pageant and reality television show in which a number of aspiring Malaysian women compete for the title of “Dewi Remaja” and the opportunity to start a career in the modelling or acting industry based in Malaysia.

STEVE MADDEN OPENS IN EAST MALAYSIA

Kota Kinabalu, 15 September 2022 - American footwear brand, Steve Madden, has introduced 2 stores to the East Malaysia region located at IMAGO Shopping Mall and Jesselton Duty Free. The new store locations, which features a state-of-the-art shoes and accessories layout, is largely expected to entice the Kota Kinabalu market following its popularity with local and foreign shoppers. This is the ninth Steve Madden store launched by luxury and lifestyle retail group Valiram, the brand’s retail partner in Malaysia and Singapore. With a total retail space of 1,332 and 893 square feet respectively, the new space showcases fashion-forward footwear and bags from Spring 2020 as well as the latest Summer 2020 collection for both women and men. The new Steve Madden store location has been designed with the modern customer in mind. The store’s unique layout and product displays make navigation and shopping a more convenient and enjoyable experience.

Flash september 2022

COLOURFUL LUN BAWANG FESTIVAL RETURNS

Lawas, 9 September 2022 - The annual Irau Aco Lun Bawang organized by Lun Bawang Association of Sarawak held recently in Lawas, Sarawas was a huge success ever since the last edition held in 2019 was held due to the pandemic.

The 35th edition saw 3,000 participants participating in the various cultural events and sporting activities like football, volleyball, badminton, zumba and traditional games where participants from the Lun Bawang communities gathered from at least 3 countries including Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

“We are excited to finally have the festival running after a long wait, and to see and meet with many familiar faces after a while was a good wait. The support the Association received was tremendous especially from the Tourism ministries at the federal and state level, and also private sectors. We certainly look forward to next year where the annual event will be held in June,” said Mdm Dolphina Balang, President, Lun Bawang Association of Sarawak.

Throughout the festival, more than 10,000 visitors visited the three key locations where Irau Aco Lun Bawang 2022 was held in Lawas namely Dataran Bandar Lawas, Arena Lawas and Hotel Seri Malaysia Lawas. The festival was officially graced by YB Dato’ Henry Sum Agong, Deputy Transport Ministry of Malaysia and Member Parliament of Lawas who is also the patron of the Association and witnessed by YB Tuan Baru Bian, Ba’ Kelalan state assemblyman and the Association’s patron.

Dolphina added, “This year, the festival’s theme is Culture Inspires Unity and with that we hope to instill unity not just amongst the Lun Bawang community but also the various communities in Lawas and Limbang division especially. As Irau Aco Lun Bawang is an iconic festival in Sarawak’s tourism calendar, it is our vision to ensure everyone is welcome to be part of this festival.”

The festival usually held in June had to be postponed to September this year due few circumstances including ensuring the festival is held in a safer environment for everyone and allowing the relaxation of borders especially between Brunei and Indonesia where it would allow ease of logistic arrangements.

“This year, we took many considerations to ensure the success of staging a big scale festival. On behalf of the organizing committee, I thank all the agencies and also sponsors who have supported and made the organizing of this year’s festival a smooth success. We look forward to more support for the next year as we anticipate a bigger festival especially welcoming international tourists to the northern region of Sarawak,” said Mr Jude Benjamin Lisa, organizing chairman of Irau Aco Lun Bawang 2022.

The highlight of the festival was the crowning of its beauty queen and warrior named Ruran Ulung and Padan Liu Burung where winners this year were Kelly Raywyn Cahill representing Kuala Lumpur and Jhonson Elsen from Lawas Damit respectively. This year also saw the festival featuring star studded performances lined up during the cultural nights including Alena Murang, Meruked, At Adau and Peter Rining Paris.

Irau Aco Lun Bawang 2022 is supported by Tourism Malaysia, Sarawak Tourism Board and the Tourism Task Force Group Limbang Division with main sponsors including Ambang Angkasa Sdn Bhd, Curtin University Malaysia, Langkawi Pure, Malaysia Airlines and MAS Wings.

For more event highlights, visit Irau Aco Lun Bawang on Facebook and Instagram.

WITH A HUGE SUCCESS 35th Edition Welcomed More Than 3,000 Participants and 10,000 Visitors

HYATT CENTRIC KOTA KINABALU SET TO OPEN ITS

After much anticipation, Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu will soon open its doors in Kota Kinabalu. A special moment as it is the first of the Hyatt Centric brand hotels in Southeast Asia, offering explorers and adventurers from the world over a launchpad to the wonders of Sabah. With its prime location in the Kota Kinabalu downtown area, the hotel is the perfect first hub offering insight into the abundant beauty and indigenious cultures the land below the wind has to offer.

The Hyatt Centric brand was introduced to meet the needs of the Modern Explorer, travellers looking for cosmopolitan vibes in the centre of action. Therefore, Hyatt Centric hotels will act as the hub of a traveller’s experience, connecting them to the uniqueness and the best a destination has to offer - experiences that will lead to amazing stories.

Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu features 222 rooms and suites, all featuring a private balcony with views of the South China Sea, green hills or the vibrant city centre. Crowned with a rooftop swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, a duplex dining destination ON22 restaurant and ON23 rooftop bar with stunning sunset views. The modern hotel rooms include a selection of thoughtful amenities; environmentally conscious BeeKind bathroom amenities, digital key, wireless charge pad, USB ports on the bedside, ample working space and guests can stream their favourite show through in-room Chromecast.

Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu recognises the increase of travellers wanting to support the local communities and visit authentic Sabahan shops and restaurants. In line with this, their team of passionate and energetic Sabahan hosts are always ready to guide guests to experience the local culture, food, and hidden gems found in this stunning corner of Malaysia. A fascinating kaleidoscope of fun and excitement awaits all guests of Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu.

Stay from 1 November 2022 and enjoy an opening offer of 15% off, with a breakfast buffet for 2 persons included for the duration of your stay. World of Hyatt members will get an extra 5% off when you book today. Guests will also be able to enjoy late check-outs up to 3pm, along with complimentary guided street art walking tours and 1-way airport transfers.

For reservations and enquiries, contact 0154-874 1234 or book online at www.hyattcentrickotakinabalu.com.

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Sights On The

The gift of sight is always a joy and privilege to have. Sadly, not all of us are lucky enough to experience it. Some may not have it since birth, while others might lose it somewhere along their lifetime. Certain methods such as spectacles or contact lenses were introduced to help with eyesight issues. Surgeries and other procedures have also made it possible for those who lost their eyesight regain them. This is where EyeMedics comes in, the eye specialist for everyone.

First opening their doors to everyone on February 2nd, 2020, EyeMedics was founded by retinal specialist and consultant ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Terrence Soong. Located in T1 Bundusan, Penampang, EyeMedics is devoted to the treatment and management of eye conditions and diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, and myopia among others. They provide the complete range of eye care services both for adults and children. What differentiates them and other specialists is the calming and welcoming atmosphere for their patients.They do their best to stick to their core values, which are:

• Integrity: Maintain the highest standard of integrity and safeguard patient interests.

• Patient-Centred: Individualised and customised care.

• Continual Medical Education: Continual updating of medical knowledge in the latest advancements of eye care.

• Corporate Social Responsibility: To serve the community through God.

The EyeMedics doctors, nurses and support staff are as professional as they can be. Led by Dr. Terrence Soong, the experienced team vows to provide assistance to all their patients every step of the way. Their vision is to provide international standards of eye care at affordable costs while they’re on a mission to be the preferred eye healthcare organisation in Sabah and beyond. Professional service is in their DNA and making sure their patients are comfortable with the services and environment is what they strive for.

Speaking of their patients, I’m sure we understand that each and everyone of us are different in various ways. That’s why the EyeMedics team makes sure that each patient is given the

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correct treatment based on their needs and suitability. This patientcentred approach allows each patient to be treated as individuals and receive customised care. So for example, two patients in need of cataract treatment might not undergo the same experience, as one might go a different route because of another existing condition. Every patient is checked and assured that a certain treatment path is suitable for their current situation.

EyeMedics also continues to follow the advancements made in technology focused on eye-care. They make sure that the technology they’re using now will be updated in the future in order to meet the needs of their patients. Currently, they offer procedures and services such as cataract surgery, retinal laser therapy, and implantable collamer lens procedure among others. Apart from that, EyeMedics is one of the most advanced ophthalmic care centres in Kota Kinabalu as they use the latest and modern state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. From the optical laser and ultrasonic biometry, to the auto refractor - keratometer, EyeMedics ensures that patients have nothing to worry about when it comes to their eye-care.

In collaboration with Rotary Club Kota Kinabalu (RCKK) Pearl, EyeMedics conducted a programme dubbed “Hope in Sight”. This programme which first started in October of 2020, provided free cataract surgery for eligible women from the B40 low income household bracket. This enables the candidates to regain their independence and contribute to their family’s income which were affected by the pandemic, in line with the objective of the community-based project.

At the end of the day, EyeMedics isn’t merely just another specialist centre. Giving their patients the best experience in terms of the service, environment, and treatment is just another page in their ever growing story. However, giving back to the community where it’s possible, just shows their commitment to better everyone as a whole. So, if you’re ever in need of help with the care and health of your eyes, don’t hesitate to look EyeMedics up for more information.

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movies city cineplex october 2022 movies Release Date: 6 October 2022 Genre: Comedy, Romance Director: Ol Parker Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts A divorced couple teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago. TICKET TO PARADISE Release Date: 6 October 2022 Genre: Comedy, Drama, History Director: David O. Russell Cast: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington In the 1930s, three friends witness a murder, are framed for it, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history. AMSTERDAM Release Date: 20 October 2022 Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-fi Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan After nearly 5,000 years, Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world. BLACK ADAM Release Date: 27 October 2022 Genre: Action, Drama, History Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Cast: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch The remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s. THE WOMAN KING Release Date: 13 October 2022 Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director: Timo Vuorensola Cast: Imran Adams, Sydney Craven, Gabriel Freilich Forced to travel with her boyfriend, Laine begins to experience premonitions associated with the urban myth of The Creeper. JEEPERS CREEPERS: REBORN Release Date: 13 October 2022 Genre: Horror, Thriller Director: David Gordon Green Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Andi Matichak The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode comes to a spinechilling climax in this final installment of the franchise. HALLOWEEN ENDS

Mika ‘D: talented dancer & rapper

You might think that’s already a resume to be reckoned with. Well don’t forget Mika ‘D is also a rapper. SInce the pandemic happened, he obviously couldn’t join any dance competitions during that time. So he ventured into his side passion of rapping. His deep interest in rap and hip hop propelled him to produce 4 songs since then. His second single, Istimewa, talks about strong and resilient single mothers and is dedicated to his mother. It has been playing on our local radio stations such as ERA Sabah, Kupi Kupi FM, and RTM since its release.

After the release of his fourth single titled New Chapter, which he wrote to thank all his teachers and his transition into a secondary school student, Mika ‘D is now working on features with other local artists. He will be featured in a single titled “Barang Baek” by Kozae of One Nation Emcees due to release soon. All the while, he’s hopeful to release another single by early next year and aims for more international exposures in the dancing world. You can catch Mika ‘D and listen to his songs on his YouTube channel, @Mika D Official Channel.

Multi-talented individuals are a very rare sight to witness. Be it in sports, academics, or art, someone who can seemingly do it all is very impressive indeed. Well, in this month’s feature, we have Mika ‘D, a talented local dancer and rapper. Now get this, he’s only 13 years old today and started his rapping career when he was 9. Read on to know more about Mika ‘D and his venture in the world of dancing and rapping in his young career.

Born Ahmad Mikhail Damsal bin Abdul Hakim, Mika ‘D has been actively involved in the world of performing arts since 2018. He joined his school’s dance group, Tatih Group, and competed in the Tugu Budaya Etnik Sabah which was an International Youth Folk Dance Festival. Under the guidance of Sabah’s National Department of Culture and Arts, Mika ‘D was invited to join Kelab Bimbingan Seni Cemerlang. From then on, he participated in multiple competitions and took home several gold medals. Among them are:

1. Dance World Cup

• 2019 Portugal (Trio Nambuyunan, Gold Winner)

• 2020 Country Qualifier for Malaysia for Dance World Cup Rome (Overall Best Dancer Children’s Category 2020 | Solo Children’s Category, Gold Winner | Children’s Small Group Category, Third Place | Big Dance Street Dance, Second Place)

2. World Championships of Performing Arts USA (Solo, Third Place)

3. Borneo Performing Arts Festival 2019 (Solo, Second Place)

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Topcon OCT Triton

Have you ever wondered how optometrists even know what is wrong with our eyes? Obviously they have specialised tools to do so, but aren’t you a little curious as to what they actually do or even what they’re called? Well, just like the mainstream tech we use daily, the tech an optometrist uses is also quite interesting when you learn more about it. So, why don’t we get to know more about an OCT machine from the brand Topcon?

An OCT machine, a.k.a optical coherence tomography machine, is a device that has the ability to detect problems in the eye before any symptoms are present in the patient. It might sound like a time machine, right? Obviously not, but it is a non-invasive diagnostic instrument that’s used for imaging the retina. A laser obtains high-resolution images of the cross-section of the back of our eyes. From said images, optometrists are able to identify and diagnose eye diseases.

The top optometrists around know to use only the best OCT machines and Topcon is one of the best out there at producing them. Their Triton series of OCT machines combine the world’s first Swept Source OCT technology with multimodal fundus imaging. Topcon is invested in helping optometrists and patients discover issues before they arise or become serious. In the Triton series, they focused on 3 components:

1. Image Quality: With its 100kHZ scanning speed and 1050mm wavelength, the Triton’s Swept Source allows clear and detailed images even for the deepest layers of the eye in a short time.

2. Diagnostic Capability: The Triton empowers clinicians and optometrists with multimodal imaging capabilities to help assess and preserve the patient’s eye health. This is done

with the OCT angiography, fundus autofluorescence, and en face OCT features, allowing optometrists to see deeper for a better understanding of the ocular pathologies.

3. Practice Efficiency: Optometrists will have easier and more efficient workflows with the Triton’s automated functions such as the single scan capture and SMARTTrack system. This system simplifies the data capture, analysis, and followup.

So there you have it, you didn’t think you’d be reading about a device specifically used by optometrists today, did you? I for one find it quite interesting. It’s cool to know that somewhat of a time machine does exist after all. Plus, when you think about it, it’s also a device that sees through walls too. Sure, the walls of our eyes, but still cool though, don’t you think?

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Blinding Lights

Have you ever noticed that headlights have become increasingly blinding the last few years? Well, I certainly have, and I’m sure it has annoyed many with how bright the headlights can become. You might be thinking, why do people do this and is it even legal? Well, the answer isn’t simple and does depend on a few factors.

There are a few types of headlights used on our cars these days. The older technology of headlights used is the halogen type, which has a warmer cast to it. Basically, the old yellow light we’re used to. HID, or High Intensity Discharge lights are the ones we mostly complain about these days as they are very bright white lights. HID lights are also confused with LED lights. Although they seem similar, LED lights are generally dimmer compared to HIDs.

So why do people fit their cars with lights that are too bright? The obvious answer is to see better at night, the logic being brighter equals better vision. There’s also the argument of making the car look better overall as headlight replacements do change the look of a car. However, it does pose a danger to other road users if the lights are too bright. From a minor annoyance to unfortunately causing accidents. These bright lights can blind other road users, causing them to lose their attention from the road.

The legalities of these lights are always questioned. According to the Road Transport Department (JPJ), cars can only use the type of headlights that came stock from the factory. So, even if you need to change them, you should only use parts that are considered stock to the car. This can mean two things. It is illegal to retrofit cars with HIDs if your car came stock with halogen lights. Second, if your car came with an LED set of headlights, then it should be fine to replace it with other LED type headlights.

However, it should not have a colour temperature higher than 4300 K (Kelvin). The issue with HID lights is that they tend to have significant colour temperatures.

Another thing to take note of is how the headlights are installed. Did you know you can adjust the height of the light beam of the headlights? Well, not many know that and leave the lights beaming too high, blinding other road users. So, even if you’re using halogen lights, you could still blind people. Just keep that in mind.

With that said, no matter what type of headlights you’re using, you should always be a courteous road user.

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Do you miss the good old days of music, playing your vinyl records and rewinding your cassettes? These days, music is a more digital affair and somehow something feels missing in the musical experience as a whole. Well, why don’t we go on a nostalgia trip and bring back the days where you could physically hold on to your music? With Kambai Records, that might just be possible now.

Located in Alamesra is a charming little space for every music lover. Kambai Records brings the joy of music and nostalgia, reintroducing physical albums of music in multiple formats such as CDs, cassette tapes, and even vinyl records. For now, they mostly feature albums from local Sabahan and Malaysian underground punk bands. However, they aim to expand to provide more genres for any music tastes out there as time goes by.

At the moment, they mainly focus on the sale of the albums themselves. However, depending on the demand, they plan on selling the players for said physical formats as well. So, you might be able to play those cassettes, vinyls, or CDs you have gathering dust at home. Speaking of which, to anyone who has any they’re keen to pass on, Kambai Records does accept them as donations or consignment too, so other people can enjoy the music you enjoyed back in the day.

Reintroducing physical formats of music is just one of Kambai Records’ goals, as they are also helping local artists to venture into producing physical formats of their music for fans and listeners. They believe this will help increase awareness towards an artist’s music and also to the format itself. It also provides a different experience when listening to music. If you remember, you could read the thought process of the band, info on the album, and even follow along with the lyrics provided with your physical format of choice. That’s the experience Kambai Records wants every listener to have.

Kambai Records also started an archive of past musical works from previous decades. Preserving the musical heritage of Sabah is another big goal of Kambai Records. It’s important for everyone to learn and know how our music developed through the years. Although difficult, it truly is a work to be proud of when you’re able to share the musical talents of artists from yesteryear to the future.

Visit them:

Tuesday - Friday (1PM-7PM)

Saturday & Sunday (2PM-8PM)

Closed on Monday

Location: 1st Floor, Block K Lot 63, Lorong Plaza Utama Alamesra, Plaza Utama, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Lack of power is tangled up with poverty. The Sabah Renewable Energy Rural Electrification Roadmap (SabahRE2) surveys found 71% of the 120,000 rural communities without grid electricity in Sabah are located within the eight districts of Malaysia’s top ten poorest districts. But with the potential of renewable energy resources, these remote villages can manage and maintain their own energy supply which in turn generates socio-economic prospects and sustainable income.

Secluded in the district of Tongod is home to the communities of Kg. Kawayoi, Kg. Susui and Kg. Tambunan Dua. SabahRE2 is working alongside these three villages to implement a community managed micro-hydro power (MHP) mini-grid system at their local watershed, Sungai Andikapan, to be able to produce firm energy for their villages and households.

To build community readiness, SabahRE2 held numerous workshops with the villagers which includes the residents collectively forming an Ahli Jawatankuasa (AJK) or community committee, an exposure visit to other rural communities to see how they manage their own renewable energy mini-grid systems, and even interacting with software simulations of a MHP mini-grid via provided tablets.

Recently in September, SabahRE2 conducted a project management training workshop on community watershed protection or also titled Tadahan Air Renewable Energy

Komuniti (TA-RE-K) with the three villages. With guided sessions from Consortium members, PACOS Trust and TONIBUNG, the communities had hands on experience mapping out their watersheds and landscapes, learning GPS data collection, developing community protocols, and monitoring reports for TA-RE-K.

The importance of managing watersheds has long been understood by Sabah’s rural communities, with their livelihoods so closely connected to the health of those surrounding them. Through each workshop, the villagers of Kg. Kawayoi, Kg. Susui, and Kg. Tambunan Dua are progressively growing and learning together to prepare for the implementation of their community managed MHP mini-grid system.

Growing a renewable energy ecosystem rooted in equity, inclusion, and environmental stewardship will be central for a fully electrified Sabah.

SabahRE2 is supported by UK-PACT. For more information, head to www.sabahre2roadmap.org

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JHEWA AND MPWS CONTINUES TO EMPOWER

THE WOMEN OF SABAH

The Sabah state government continues to empower women through the Sabah Maju Jaya Roadmap under the Human Capital and People’s Well-being initiative.

The Ministry of Community Development through the Sabah Women’s Affairs Department (JHEWA) and the Sabah Women’s Advisory Council (MPWS) have planned and implemented various programs such as skills and leadership courses. It aims to ensure the development of women in the state of Sabah.

A total of 36 women’s associations that are active and registered under JHEWA have received allocation grant assistance to enable community activities to be carried out.

Meanwhile, a total of 104 single mother entrepreneurs and B40 women have received the JHEWA Mentoring Entrepreneur Equipment Assistance Grant to help increase the income from the business they are engaged in.

The recipients of this equipment grant are those who have followed skills programs organised by JHEWA.

COOPERATIVE IDENTITY

DEFINITION

A cooperative is an autonomous human organisation where its members unite voluntarily to achieve common interests and common aspirations in the economic, social and cultural fields, through a jointly owned and democratically controlled body.

VALUES

Cooperatives are based on the values of self-reliance, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity or justice, unity, loyalty and unity. In line with the tradition of the movement's founders, cooperative members embrace ethical values, including honesty, trust, transparency, social responsibility and concern for others.

COOPERATIVE PRINCIPLES

The cooperative principle serves as a guide for the cooperative to practice its values.

First Principle: Voluntary and Open Membership

A cooperative is an organization that is open to all people who can use its services and who are ready to accept the responsibility of membership without discrimination of gender, social class, race, politics or religion.

Second Principle: Democratic Control by Members

Cooperatives are democratic organisations controlled by their members who actively participate in policy-making and decision-making. The men and women who serve as elected representatives are accountable to all members. In the Basic Cooperative, its members have the same voting rights (i.e. one member one vote) and the cooperatives at other levels are organised democratically.

Third Principle: Economic Involvement by Members

Each member contributes capital equitably and controls the capital of the cooperative democratically. At least part of the capital becomes the common property of the cooperative. In general, members who contribute capital as a condition of membership will receive limited returns, if any. The members will divide the surplus or profit for the following purposes: advancing their cooperative may be through reserves, part of which cannot be distributed to the members; benefit members in proportion to their transactions with the cooperative, and assist in other activities agreed by the membership.

Fourth Principle: Autonomy and Freedom

A cooperative is an autonomous and independent organisation controlled by its members. If the cooperative makes an agreement with other organisations including the government, or receives capital from outside sources, then it must preserve the principle of democratic control by the membership while maintaining the autonomy of the cooperative.

Fifth Principle: Education, Training and Information

Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and staff so that they can effectively contribute to the development of their cooperative. Cooperatives provide information to the general public, especially to teenagers and community leaders.

Sixth Principle: Cooperation among Cooperatives

Cooperatives serve their members in the most effective way and they strengthen the Cooperative Movement if they work together with other cooperative structures, local, national, regional and international.

Seventh Principle: Caring for the Community

The cooperative strives to obtain sustainable development for its community through policies agreed by its members.

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stablished by Dr. Terrence Soong Kwong Weng, eyeMedics Specialist Eye Centre ranks amongst the top medical establishments in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. As a private clinic, they offer quality eye care services ranging from general eye exams to surgical care, all within a framework of friendliness, comfort, and affordability. Known for their early detection and efficient diagnosis, they pride themselves in providing cutting edge diagnostic testing and are planning to further develop their technologies in the near future. Of course, none of this would be done without a team of skillful and devoted specialists and staff, all of which kindly giving us an insight into their profession for this issue. Read to find out more about their medical journey, personal goals, the reality behind the curtains of this career, as well as the most rewarding parts of it.

Dr. Terrence Soong, Dr. Lisa Tan, Evix, Sr. Olivia : Bringing quality Eyecare With Passionpersonality
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Dr. Terrence Soong Kwong Weng

The Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Retinal Specialist and founder of EyeMedics, Dr. Terrence Soong Kwong Weng is a well-established ophthalmologist in Malaysia.

For Dr. Soong, the uphill journey to becoming a vitreoretinal surgeon was a 17 year-long one, which took him around the world from Malaysia to Singapore, to the UK to Australia, and back to Malaysia. His vocation was rather a product of circumstances than a lifelong ambition: he insists that specializing in a particular branch of medicine is not always a choice, and one must take opportunities when they arise. In 2000, upon completion of his medical degree, he embarked upon his medical training journey where he worked in the National Health Service in the UK for 7 years, thus becoming fully naturalized to the British professional climate.

Upon returning to KL, Dr. Soong was attached to the University Malaya Medical Centre, where he continued to hone his skills and knowledge in local medical practices and local eye diseases. He found that while the pace and work ethics remained similar, there was a vast difference in the expectations of patients in the UK and Malaysia. Of the many aspects of medical practice in the UK, one which has left an indelible mark on Dr Soong, is to ensure that every patient is allocated sufficient chair time.

In 2011, Dr. Soong was admitted as a Fellow in both the prestigious Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He then went on to obtain a sub-specialty fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery & Retinal Disorders at Flinders Medical Centre, in Adelaide, South Australia. Being a sub-specialist in this area meant that he is one of the few eye specialists in Sabah who is able to manage eye conditions holistically, both in the anterior and posterior segment of the eye. After that, he returned to Malaysia to practise at Selayang Hospital, the leading hospital in Malaysia for vitreoretinal surgery.

Even after his many accomplishments and awards in the medical field, Dr. Soong maintains that the most rewarding part of his job remains the act of restoring a patient’s sight through surgeries which are less complex such as cataract surgeries. In such cases, the positive outcomes for patients tend to be more dramatic. Calling the process “a joy”, he describes with a hint of emotion, the gratitude he encountered from people whose vision has been restored. In 2020, he started the EyeMedics Corporate Social Responsibility project in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu Pearl aptly called “Hope in Sight”, to provide free cataract surgery to women from the B40 income group.

Despite his hectic schedule, Dr. Soong manages to pursue his other interests, which include competitive tennis, cooking street food (a smart way to save on eating out!), as well as spending time with his wife and three sons. He was particularly proud when he finally nailed the art of cooking ‘Wat Tan Hor’, to the approval of his family, during the pandemic lockdown. As he states, “work-life balance is essential for career longevity”.

Looking forward, Dr. Soong hopes that EyeMedics will continue its legacy as an alternative establishment to the major hospitals, known for providing patients and relatives with a positive environment, high-value care, and affordable rates. A humble man by nature, his goals are not financially motivated, which explains his lack of interest in opening many branches of EyeMedics across the world, although not for lack of offers. He hopes that he can attract like-minded doctors to join his vision. This private enterprise, known for its “quality over quantity” approach to service, will no doubt keep changing lives.

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Dr. Lisa Tan Sor Earn

A recent addition to the EyeMedics team, Dr. Lisa Tan Sor Earn couldn’t think of a single downside to her job when asked. Instead, she listed off the rewarding aspects, from patients bringing food to the clinic as a show of gratitude for getting their vision back, to the feeling of accomplishment after a successful surgery.

A Malaysian-born, Dr. Lisa always knew she wanted to work in a surgical-based sector, being fascinated with orthopaedics. Upon completing her medical studies at the University Malaya and her residency, she decided to come out of her comfort zone and join the ophthalmology department in which she had little experience, slowly building herself up along the way. A gutsy move, and one which paid off. After five years living a city lifestyle she decided to move back to KK, hoping to enjoy a less hectic and traffic-dominated routine. This is when she heard that Dr. Soong was looking for an associate, and the rest is history. In the seven months she has been working at EyeMedics, she has been able to take part in both the clinical and surgery-based sectors of the clinic, and this sense of balance is one thing she loves most about ophthalmology.

She believes that the three most important qualities to succeed in the field of medicine are hard work, empathy, and modesty. She recalls times when Dr. Soong would pay attention to her way of operating and show genuine interest in learning from it. The virtue of humbleness and constant thirst for knowledge is something Dr. Lisa implements in her own professional attitude. Indeed, she attends annual conferences such as the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) which she says serve as continuous education, as well to keep up to date with the latest evolving technologies such as ReLex Smile, the newest version of Laser Vision Correction. And amid her busy schedule, she still finds time to go on the occasional swim, jog, yoga, or Zumba class. “It’s an on-andoff thing”, she smiles guiltily.

Dr. Lisa surprisingly believes that her job is something “anyone can do”, which at first seems like an exaggeration. But she insists, saying a lot of it comes from work ethic, learning, and a genuine passion for helping others. It’s a refreshing sentiment to hear from someone so accomplished. She however remains a realist, saying that hospital work is not at all like shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy” portrays them to be. “It’s actually a very dirty job,” she says. But so worth it.

E vix, a Consultant Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist at EyeMedics, initially had a childhood ambition to be a doctor, and a second dream of being a pharmacist. When he was unable to follow those paths, he decided to go for his third aspiration: becoming an optometrist. Born in Kota Kinabalu, he showed great skill in physics and chemistry at school, which he refers to as the “basics of an optometrist’s job”. Following his 4-year University degree in Kuala Lumpur, he worked in Sandakan until 2018, before deciding to come back to KK to be closer to his family.

He describes his field as more than a mere business, citing empathy and communication as necessary virtues to have when pursuing medicine. As for its biggest misconception? “An optometrist is a special qualification, which is different from an optician”, he affirms, referring to people’s common impression that the two have the same duties: while opticians can give advice and fit the eyewear, they do not examine the eyes for diseases and conditions.

Briefly running us through his daily routine, he outlines the procedure: the client first gets their vision checked by the ophthalmologist, which determines whether he or she needs to see Evix. If they do, he will check the front, intermediate and back of the eye, make a full report, and send it over to the specialist. He is also the person a patient sees for glasses fitting and prescribes specialised contact lenses for specific eye conditions such as keratoconus. Outside of his busy work hours, he dedicates Saturday afternoon and Sunday to his musical endeavours, which include playing guitar and drums at church! Evix aspires to take on the challenge to open his own optometrist clinic outside of KK in the future in collaboration with EyeMedics.

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Sr. Olivia

S r. Olivia is the Practice and Nurse Manager at EyeMedics. Growing up, her parents advised her to become a teacher, which was when she decided to try nursing. Years after completing her training from Subang Jaya Medical Centre in Selangor, she moved to KK and joined Dr. Soong in 2020. She describes her role in EyeMedics as a new exposure, as her previous work experience was in a multi-disciplinary operating theatre.

She works in the clinic management and assists Dr. Soong in the operating theatre. The key word for her job duties is “planning”. She describes every day as planning for the next. This includes things such as procedures for patients who are due to come in for minor injections. And when she is not doing that, she is in management documenting and organizing paperwork files, or briefing her staff.

One thing which bothers her is the misconception of the public regarding eye doctors and the crucial role that the eye plays as part of the human body. Eye specialists often go unappreciated or underestimated due to the mistaken common belief that organs such as the leg or the arm are more vital to our overall health. This leads some people to wait for years before getting their vision checked. Sr. Olivia therefore wishes to raise awareness on the importance of the eye and its place as a direct extension to the brain, thus urging people to value eye doctors for the complex work they conduct.

While she explains that being an eye specialist takes a large amount of hand-eye coordination, she emphasizes that close attention to detail is key in her profession; she cites the ability to conduct an early detection of symptoms as the most important step in a success recovery story. Speaking of those, she recalls emotional moments when several patients uttering “Are you real?” to her after a lifechanging surgery when their sights have been restored.

Outside of work, she extends her passion for helping others by volunteering at old folks’ homes in Kinarut and KK, as well as attending church. She echoes the sentiments of Dr. Lisa when she states that learning is a growing process, and one she intends to keep on pursuing. As she truthfully says, “if you have passion, you should strive to know more.”

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BRINGS YOU GLOBALLY

Have you noticed that in recent years, there’s been a boom of local Sabahan products hitting the shelves of supermarkets? ese products all sport modern packaging with colours that attracts your attention. Gone are the days of bland and old-school packaging styles, all thanks to GLOPEC.

Have you noticed that in recent years, there’s been a boom of local Sabahan products hitting the shelves of supermarkets? ese products all sport modern packaging with colours that attracts your attention. Gone are the days of bland and old-school packaging styles, all thanks to GLOPEC.

GLOPEC (Global Entrepreneur One Stop Centre) is a strategic partnership between Yayasan Sabah Group and TERAJU as part of the initiative under the 11th Malaysia Plan. Established in January 2021, it focuses on helping Sabah’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) manage and expand their businesses through marketing and connecting them to the global business market. SMEs who are working with GLOPEC have become very successful in marketing their products and expanding their business. Learn more about some of the businesses and what their founders have to say in this month’s newsletter.

GLOPEC (Global Entrepreneur One Stop Centre) is a strategic partnership between Yayasan Sabah Group and TERAJU as part of the initiative under the 11th Malaysia Plan. Established in January 2021, it focuses on helping Sabah’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) manage and expand their businesses through marketing and connecting them to the global business market. SMEs who are working with GLOPEC have become very successful in marketing their products and expanding their business. Learn more about some of the businesses and what their founders have to say in this month’s newsletter.

ingredients used in drinks produced by Uinah are all natural and of high-quality. Drink’s avours are all extracted and fermented from the ingredients during production. is takes time and patience to bring out the correct tastes for the drink. Uinah doesn’t take shortcuts such as using arti cial avours. Since they’re sourcing local ingredients, they understand the value of giving back to the community, in monetary terms and through teaching and long-term growth.

ingredients used in drinks produced by Uinah are all natural and of high-quality. Drink’s avours are all extracted and fermented from the ingredients during production. is takes time and patience to bring out the correct tastes for the drink. Uinah doesn’t take shortcuts such as using arti cial avours. Since they’re sourcing local ingredients, they understand the value of giving back to the community, in monetary terms and through teaching and long-term growth.

However, one of the bigger challenges of using natural ingredients is the change in avours and tastes depending on the season and weather. One solution they’ve found is to use organic lemon extracts to ensure a constant avour can be tasted. With this, they are more con dent in building their brand and introducing more drink avours to the market. Matthias hopes that Uinah Drinks can be the o cial soda of Sabah one day.

However, one of the bigger challenges of using natural ingredients is the change in avours and tastes depending on the season and weather. One solution they’ve found is to use organic lemon extracts to ensure a constant avour can be tasted. With this, they are more con dent in building their brand and introducing more drink avours to the market. Matthias hopes that Uinah Drinks can be the o cial soda of Sabah one day.

Rosmawati bt Sanda | Founder of AR Food Industrial Sdn Bhd (MINA Kerepek)

Rosmawati bt Sanda | Founder of AR Food Industrial Sdn Bhd (MINA Kerepek)

Uinah Drinks was founded in 2018 as a result of Matthias’s search for local products that can add value to Sabah’s natural resources. Matthias noticed that Sabah has many high-quality natural resources but are marketed with bland packaging and promotions, the complete opposite of some products from other countries. erefore, he decided to introduce a new drink category to the market, cra sodas. Ginger Land, a soda made with organic and locally sourced ginger, is the rst from their popular line of drinks.

Uinah Drinks was founded in 2018 as a result of Matthias’s search for local products that can add value to Sabah’s natural resources. Matthias noticed that Sabah has many high-quality natural resources but are marketed with bland packaging and promotions, the complete opposite of some products from other countries. erefore, he decided to introduce a new drink category to the market, cra sodas. Ginger Land, a soda made with organic and locally sourced ginger, is the rst from their popular line of drinks.

e whole operation of Uinah Drinks based on three core

e whole operation of Uinah Drinks based on three core

Rosmawati, or Kak Rossie for short, is the founder of AR Food Industrial Sdn Bhd. ey are famous for their MINA Kerepek brand of chips. With 20 years of experience in the chip production market, Kak Rossie started the business in her kitchen. As she worked hard to grow the business, they were eventually able to slowly move production in a factory in January 2020.

Rosmawati, or Kak Rossie for short, is the founder of AR Food Industrial Sdn Bhd. ey are famous for their MINA Kerepek brand of chips. With 20 years of experience in the chip production market, Kak Rossie started the business in her kitchen. As she worked hard to grow the business, they were eventually able to slowly move production in a factory in January 2020.

ough, the pandemic hit and a ected everyone, that year was challenging for Kak Rosi and her business. However, it was somehow a blessing in disguise. Before, the company would only rely on o ine marketing. Since movement was restricted to most of 2020, Kak Rossie knew they had to adapt and studied how to market online. is led to massive growth in the business. What started as a home-made of 100 kilos of chips per day, has grown to them producing 20 tons per day.

ough, the pandemic hit and a ected everyone, that year was challenging for Kak Rosi and her business. However, it was somehow a blessing in disguise. Before, the company would only rely on o ine marketing. Since movement was restricted to most of 2020, Kak Rossie knew they had to adapt and studied how to market online. is led to massive growth in the business. What started as a home-made of 100 kilos of chips per day, has grown to them producing 20 tons per day.

Matthias Liew | Founder of Uinah Sdn Bhd (Uinah Drinks)
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Matthias Liew | Founder of Uinah Sdn Bhd (Uinah Drinks)
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With the ease of restrictions, they’ve continued to do o ine marketing while doing more online. ey can now sell out 150 thousand packets of chips in two months.

With the ease of restrictions, they’ve continued to do o ine marketing while doing more online. ey can now sell out 150 thousand packets of chips in two months.

For Kak Rossie, learning new skills is always essential to growth, as evidenced by the growth of her business. She still attends marketing classes and seminars, along with her children, who she invited to work with her. In 2019, she was awarded the Sabah’s 100 best Entrepreneurs award while recently being o ered a BrandLaureate award for MINA Kerepek. ere’s certainly a thing or two to learn from Kak Rossie, that’s for sure.

For Kak Rossie, learning new skills is always essential to growth, as evidenced by the growth of her business. She still attends marketing classes and seminars, along with her children, who she invited to work with her. In 2019, she was awarded the Sabah’s 100 best Entrepreneurs award while recently being o ered a BrandLaureate award for MINA Kerepek. ere’s certainly a thing or two to learn from Kak Rossie, that’s for sure.

Zita Bolingkong | Founder of Puhus Pepper Plantation (Puhus Pepper)

Zita Bolingkong | Founder of Puhus Pepper Plantation (Puhus Pepper)

Finding the right was one of her biggest challenges due to some monetary constraints. However, it was a big step in order for her to have a very proud moment with the business. Being Halal certi ed was a huge step in the right direction. As most in the food and drinks industry know, the Halal certi cation is one of the strictest certi cations to get, as everything needs to be for a business to pass the test. Hasrah believes being certi ed Halal can help get the products everywhere, with consumers putting a lot of trust into Halal products as well.

Finding the right was one of her biggest challenges due to some monetary constraints. However, it was a big step in order for her to have a very proud moment with the business. Being Halal certi ed was a huge step in the right direction. As most in the food and drinks industry know, the Halal certi cation is one of the strictest certi cations to get, as everything needs to be for a business to pass the test. Hasrah believes being certi ed Halal can help get the products everywhere, with consumers putting a lot of trust into Halal products as well.

During her free time, Hasrah usually spends more time with her family and goes on holidays. She hopes to penetrate the national snack market while helping the community around her.

During her free time, Hasrah usually spends more time with her family and goes on holidays. She hopes to penetrate the national snack market while helping the community around her.

Zita Bolingkong isn’t only the founder of Puhus Pepper Plantation, she’s also a pioneer in PLAS, Persatuan Penanam dan Pengusaha Lada Hitam Sabah (Sabah Black Pepper Farmers and Entrepreneurs Association). Her main inspiration is her commitment to introducing pepper farming and marketing in Sabah. Bringing peppers to plant from Sarawak was only the rst step, as the association is constantly educating farming communities about farming peppers. With the Puhus Pepper Plantation business, Zita aim’s is to not only start planting peppers but also to market them properly.

Zita Bolingkong isn’t only the founder of Puhus Pepper Plantation, she’s also a pioneer in PLAS, Persatuan Penanam dan Pengusaha Lada Hitam Sabah (Sabah Black Pepper Farmers and Entrepreneurs Association). Her main inspiration is her commitment to introducing pepper farming and marketing in Sabah. Bringing peppers to plant from Sarawak was only the rst step, as the association is constantly educating farming communities about farming peppers. With the Puhus Pepper Plantation business, Zita aim’s is to not only start planting peppers but also to market them properly.

Hendry Charles | Pemborong Mangkab Enterprise (PME Ginger Drink)

Zita’s day usually starts at ve in the morning, managing her children. She then checks her social media accounts for orders made the night before and quickly prepares them for shipping. Zita will also spend some time at the factory to check on the production side of things, ensuring things run smoothly and products are constantly being churned out. She may also have meetings with clients to negotiate business with them.

Zita’s day usually starts at ve in the morning, managing her children. She then checks her social media accounts for orders made the night before and quickly prepares them for shipping. Zita will also spend some time at the factory to check on the production side of things, ensuring things run smoothly and products are constantly being churned out. She may also have meetings with clients to negotiate business with them.

Puhus Pepper can be found in supermarkets such as Bataras and the UTC store, and Zita is currently dealing with multiple stores to supply Puhus Pepper. Being the pioneer of PLAS, she is proud that the market in Sabah nally recognised the Sabah pepper industry in 2017. In 2019, Zita was awarded Sabah’s Excellent Entrepreneur award. She hopes to penetrate the national and global markets with Puhus Pepper and further introduce Sabah’s pepper industry to the world.

Puhus Pepper can be found in supermarkets such as Bataras and the UTC store, and Zita is currently dealing with multiple stores to supply Puhus Pepper. Being the pioneer of PLAS, she is proud that the market in Sabah nally recognised the Sabah pepper industry in 2017. In 2019, Zita was awarded Sabah’s Excellent Entrepreneur award. She hopes to penetrate the national and global markets with Puhus Pepper and further introduce Sabah’s pepper industry to the world.

Hasrah Malik | Millionaire Industries (Snek Hasfizudin)

Hasrah Malik | Millionaire Industries (Snek Hasfizudin)

What started as a way to help her mother earn a living has become a growing business for Hasrah Malik, the founder of Millionaire Industries. Growing up in Sandakan, Hasrah remembers the days helping her mum produce the chips to be sold to neighbours. As the demand for the chips increased, she decided to take the business to Kota Kinabalu when she moved to Tuaran. Hasrah would help produce the chips and market them to a much bigger audience. Now, she has a premise that’s been making chips for about six years now.

What started as a way to help her mother earn a living has become a growing business for Hasrah Malik, the founder of Millionaire Industries. Growing up in Sandakan, Hasrah remembers the days helping her mum produce the chips to be sold to neighbours. As the demand for the chips increased, she decided to take the business to Kota Kinabalu when she moved to Tuaran. Hasrah would help produce the chips and market them to a much bigger audience. Now, she has a premise that’s been making chips for about six years now.

Founded in 2008, Pemborong Mangkab Enterprise (PME) is known for their Ginger Drinks. Its founder Hendry Charles is proud to be a producer of high-quality Tambunan ginger products such as ginger powder and drinks. e processing factory has been certi ed JAKIM Halal since 2008, MeSTI by the Malaysian Ministry of Health in 2012, and obtained the GMP recently in 2019. Apart from managing the PME, Hendry divides his daily routine as a panel consultant for MARA Sabah and a panel coach for INSKEN. With PME, besides monitoring the day-to-day factory operations, he’ll most likely meet clients, attend seminars, and even participate in local and international trade fairs.

Founded in 2008, Pemborong Mangkab Enterprise (PME) is known for their Ginger Drinks. Its founder Hendry Charles is proud to be a producer of high-quality Tambunan ginger products such as ginger powder and drinks. e processing factory has been certi ed JAKIM Halal since 2008, MeSTI by the Malaysian Ministry of Health in 2012, and obtained the GMP recently in 2019. Apart from managing the PME, Hendry divides his daily routine as a panel consultant for MARA Sabah and a panel coach for INSKEN. With PME, besides monitoring the day-to-day factory operations, he’ll most likely meet clients, attend seminars, and even participate in local and international trade fairs.

Hendry admits that PME faces a few challenges from time. In the beginning stages, the lack of capital, marketing, inconsistency of raw materials, and product quality were a huge issues that needed to be solved. During the pandemic, operations had to be stopped due to the lack of supply of raw materials and logistics problems. However, with determination and perseverance, Hendry and his team went through the business’s rough patches.

Hendry admits that PME faces a few challenges from time. In the beginning stages, the lack of capital, marketing, inconsistency of raw materials, and product quality were a huge issues that needed to be solved. During the pandemic, operations had to be stopped due to the lack of supply of raw materials and logistics problems. However, with determination and perseverance, Hendry and his team went through the business’s rough patches.

e determination also comes from Hendry’s inspiration from his mother. She started making ginger products a er attending a training course in 2007. A er that, Hendry took over and slowly expanded the business to where it is today. He saw potential in the ginger industry, especially downstream, as only a few have ventured in Tambunan, even with the abundance of ginger farmers. Tambunan is famous for its ginger quality, its strong taste and aroma and is one of the major producers of ginger in Malaysia.

e determination also comes from Hendry’s inspiration from his mother. She started making ginger products a er attending a training course in 2007. A er that, Hendry took over and slowly expanded the business to where it is today. He saw potential in the ginger industry, especially downstream, as only a few have ventured in Tambunan, even with the abundance of ginger farmers. Tambunan is famous for its ginger quality, its strong taste and aroma and is one of the major producers of ginger in Malaysia.

Hendry Charles | Pemborong Mangkab Enterprise (PME Ginger Drink)

fitness Recovery

Whether you’re a seasoned gym veteran gunning for a one rep PR or a beginner just getting into working out, recovery is probably one of the most underrated and important aspects of training for long-term progress. Today, we are going to share a few tips to help you recover better and reap the benefits of the hard work you’re putting in at the gym.

Recovery Tip #1 : Nutrition.

Nutrition is crucial for recovery. Good nutrition fuels your daily activities and workouts. Think about it this way, there would be no mileage for a car that isn’t filled with enough fuel! The best approach would be to make sure you are consuming enough calories for your daily needs, keep your protein intake sufficient (see our previous article on protein consumption, or drop us a DM!), and have a balanced diet to ensure sufficient micronutrient consumption.

Recovery Tip #2: Not Over-training.

Programming for your workouts matters! Going too hard or doing too much all the time will put you in a recovery deficit, meaning your body simply cannot keep up with your recovery demands. You can curb this by training within your MEV (Minimal Effective Volume) and MRV (Maximum Recoverable Volume). In layman terms, train hard enough to still notice progress but not so hard that you have trouble recovering from your sessions. A few rest days in a week will make a world of difference!

Recovery Tip #3: Sleep.

One of the hardest things to get enough of aside from training volume and good nutrition would be sufficient sleep. Studies suggest that the ideal amount of sleep for most people, while highly variable, is anywhere from 7 to 9 hours per night. However, the general population on average seem to get less than 7 and that is a problem. Lack of sleep can impede performance during your training sessions and can even affect your psychology throughout the day causing lethargy, grogginess and mood swings. Insufficient sleep also increases stress levels, increasing cortisol (the primary stress hormone) production. Overproduction of cortisol could even lead to hyperglycaemia, causing Type 2 Diabetes!

No debate is necessary, it is clear that recovery is just as important, if not more important than the work we put in to achieve our goals. Where there is workload, there must also be rest. Hope this helped some of you struggling to maintain a balance between work and recovery!

Group Classes, Personal Training, and Nutrition Coaching available in at Hustle Fitness!

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In every this or that question, whenever it relates to eyesights; I will always sacrifice the later. Visibility is a priority on a personal preference, hence why the blind will always have my full respect. When its pitch black in sight, we miss out a lot of beautiful things in life. I can’t imagine life without visuals as I am also a person who is visual-oriented; in learning, and experience life.

I am sure the rate of long and short-sightedness are quite high with current screen time increments year after year with more tech evolutions. Yours truly is guilty of the long late night scrolls on the phone and screen time on the computer for the entire day, but I am considered lucky to still have a good eye-sight that does not require glasses; yet.

Here are some ways to practice to ensure minimal damage to your eyes.

Reduce screen time and take breaks

Digital eye strain, also called computer vision syndrome, is a common ailment affecting those who overexpose themselves to digital screens. This condition causes dry eyes, headaches, blurry vision, eye fatigue, and more. But there are several options to alleviate the effect these screens have on your eye wellness, like the 20-20-20 rule.

Every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break from looking at your screen to focus on something 20 feet away. This helps relax your eye muscles from being too focused on your screen and manages vulnerability to blue light.

WELLNESS

Get a good pair of sunglasses

Many would think only divas would get a pair of sunglasses; but it is advised to get a good UV protected sunnies to keep your eyes protected from the harsh sun rays. Weather its for that incar drive use or general tint on your current spectacles. Here’s a checklist on your next optical hunt :

• Block 99% of both UV-A and UV-B radiation

• Have perfectly matched lenses in colour and distortion

• Screen out at least 75% of visible light

Getting your vitamins on healthy food

Having a healthy diet means having a balanced intake of vitamins, antioxidants, and even some healthy fats. Examples of powerful nutrients and where to find them are:

• Vitamin C – Found in great quantity in oranges, tomatoes, grapefruit, and broccoli.

• Vitamin A - Orange coloured fruits and vegetables for example sweet potatoes.

• Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Mainly from fish, but also found in walnuts and soybeans.

• Zinc – An essential mineral present in red meat, beans, seeds, and seafood.

• Vitamin E – In Avocados, almonds, sunflower oil and seeds, and hazelnuts

And remember to eat your carrots! Carrots contain betacarotene, a substance that the body converts to vitamin A, an important nutrient for eye health. An extreme lack of vitamin A can cause blindness. Vitamin A can prevent the formation of cataracts and macular degeneration, the world’s leading cause of blindness.

Get an annual routine check-up & eye exams

It’s recommended that you have your eyes examined at least once a year, especially if you’re over the age of 40. The reason for this is to allow your optometrist to notice changes in your eyes and detect eye diseases early. Eye doctors can also build you a customized preventive plan, ensuring your eye wellness is maintained.

Eye diseases can come about suddenly and have lasting consequences, so it’s in your best interest to give your optometrist (and yourself) an upper hand. Preventive measures to practice regularly because, prevention is always better than cure.

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IMPLANTABLE COLLAMER LENS ( ICL) IMPLANTABLE PHAKIC CONTACT LENS (IPCL) PRESBYOPIA CORRECTING IPCL

Surgical refractive correction has come a long way since its inception 30 years ago. Today, we can offer our patients a wide range of lens- and cornea-based refractive surgery procedures. Example of lens based surgery includes phakic implantable contact lens and refractive lens exchange. Cornea based surgery includes laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), photo refractive keratectomy (PRK), and small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE).

Implantable phakic contact lens are usually used for the correction of moderate to high degrees of refractive error or when corneal refractive surgery is contraindicated, in patients 21-45 years of age. Unlike in cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange, the patient’s crystalline lens is not removed. There are a number of indications for the implantation of phakic contact lens, ranging from hyperopia, myopia and astigmatism to special situations like keratoconus.

There have been a number of implantable phakic contact lens on the market and this includes the EVO Visian ICL and CareGroup IPCL. Recently, a new phakic posterior-chamber diffractive IOL by (CareGroup presby IPCL) and also extended depth of focus (EDOF) IOL by (STAAR Surgical EVO Viva) is available for presbyopic correction, has been introduced to cater to those in the presbyopia age group ranging from 40 to 60 years old.

Advantages of implantable phakic contact lens over corneal refractive surgery include quicker recovery and reversibility. They are a safer alternative to refractive less exchange which carries a risk of retinal detachment and loss of accommodation.

Implantable phakic contact lens like the EVO Visian ICL and CareGroup IPCL have more than 10-year-long history. Clinical validations of safety, efficacy, stability, and predictability for moderate to high myopia and even extremely high myopia are well documented.

The phakic implantable contact lens can offer many distinct advantages over other cornea refractive surgery procedures. For starters, the ICL has been shown to yield better simulated retinal image quality versus LASIK as the latter induces higher mean total higher-order aberrations (HOAs) which can degrade image quality. Furthermore, studies comparing LASIK to ICL implantation have found ICL to be superior in treating patients with higher degrees of myopia. Further, in eyes with high myopia, contrast sensitivity improved significantly after implantation of the ICL but deteriorated after LASIK.  In studies comparing ICL versus LASIK, patients with ICL reported better vision–related quality of life including less activity limitations, fewer symptoms such as eye dryness or discomfort.

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Eyemedics Specialist Eye Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia eyemedics@yahoo.com 018-291 7300 088-532 462 How does the ICL Work?
EVO ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) functions like a contact lens placed inside your eye between the iris (the coloured part of the eye) and the natural lens, where it is invisible to you and from the outside.
is able to treat up to -20.0 diopters, while LASIK would not suitable for high powered patients with limitation of
does not induce dry eyes, and is suitable for patient who have pre-existing dry eye problems. An important advantage is that while the ICL can permanently correct your vision, it can be removed and/or replaced if Why ICL? - Have great vision instantly - High range of correction - No corneal tissue removed - Reversible lens - No more dry eyes What are you waiting for? Make an appointment with Eyemedics today.

Believe it or not, the tongue is one of the most important organs in our body. It not only allows us to taste the food we put into our mouths but also helps us to form sounds when we speak. Yet, not many understand its importance in helping us achieve our daily activities. Together with Dr. Sylvia Lim of Phi Dental, let’s take some time to learn more about our tongue and understand how we can take care of it.

As mentioned in the introduction, our tongue is not only for tasting but also aids in our ability to speak. However, another important trait of the tongue not many realise is it’s a digestive organ. It moves the food around our mouths and helps in the chewing and swallowing process. Not only that, the tongue also keeps our airway open so we’re able to breathe properly.

Now that you’re aware that the tongue is important, why don’t we talk about ways to recognise if it’s damaged. Well, the easiest and simplest way to tell is through any discolorations. If it’s white, it might indicate thrush, lichen planus, or leukoplakia. Red or purple might be related to geographic tongue (which is harmless), vitamin deficiencies, scarlet fever, or Kawasaki disease. When it’s black, it might be “black hairy tongue”, but it doesn’t mean there are hairs growing on your tongue, just the build up and presence of bacteria, food, and other debris on your tongue’s filiform papillae. Other indications of issues are the presence of bumps, soreness, inflammation, or the feeling of burning among others.

Knowing all that, here are some things you can do and avoid to keep your tongue healthy. Firstly, mouthwash will only kill outer cells on the tongue surface. It’s always best to thoroughly remove bacteria with a toothbrush or tongue scraper. Think of it like your car, just hosing it down with water will only remove the larger pieces of dirt, you need a towel to actually get the fine layer of dirt off. It’s also best to avoid piercing your tongue. It may look good, but when not correctly taken care of. Infection caused by the bacteria might happen, while you could break your teeth after accidentally biting the jewellery. It also poses a choking hazard in some cases due to accidental breaking of the jewellery.

Your tongue is as unique as you are. Just like your fingerprint, there’s no other quite like it. Taking good care of your tongue keeps it healthy and reduces the risk of harmful oral bacteria. If your tongue becomes sore or changes in appearance, schedule a visit with your healthcare provider right away. Phi Dental can help identify the problem and determine if your symptoms are related to an underlying condition.

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TONGUE TIED?

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RANTS & RAVES

Hey Four Eyes!” A phrase not too rare we hear around; Four eyes is defined as an insulting expression that is defined as people who wear eyeglasses. Often also associated with nerds and victims of bullying. What is technically wrong being shortsighted right? It’s a shame that some kids are born with bad eye-sight and has to do through insecurities. This often leads to serious mental health concerns which is, to be honest should be avoided. But hey! We can’t control human behaviours but we can fix as much as we can.

With current technology advancement, eye surgeries like LASIK. Imagine not having to experience life from behind lenses. Imagine waking up in the morning, and starting your day without wrestling with contact lenses or hunting for your glasses. Imagine being able to wear prescription free sunglasses without having to fit them over your spectacles. With current technology advancement, eye surgeries like LASIK, LASEK it’s no longer impossible! However, the risk is high as it requires finest care and precision. I mean, one false step during surgery and it could cost your eye-sight! Which is a big no-no to anybody.

So will you actually risk it?

Personally, I’d prefer contacts lens. Call me chicken but lens are working fine and comfort level is flexible depending on the lenses we use; it even provide cosmetic improvements at a certain level. Yes, the hassle of prepping for lenses, and dry eyes can be bit of an inconvenience but it is definitely not something that we cannot solve! I mean, if you’re at home, its okay to be Four Eyes! And with current era; it’s going to be very childish to even judge a person by the spectacles.

While we all will get our own Four Eyes in the later stage anyway! Am I right?

With that said, the risk of going blind still send me chills down the spine; and the thought of undergoing the operations with your eyes wide open seeing everything from a patient view is not only scary but mentally traumatising in some way. However, we do have people who are brave enough to undergo these surgeries.

Of course if it is a medical condition that requires it; it says for itself to gain back your eye-sight. But what I meant was, for aesthetic and cosmetic reasons. Cosmetic procedures are done to improve puffiness, sagginess, and fine lines surrounding the eyes. Although it does not really cornea involved, the cosmetic side of the does carry certain risk of infections. Among Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is the most common cosmetic eye procedure. As it helps boost self- esteems, it also burns the pocket. But as long as it comes with confidence and happiness; I guess it’s personal preferences and a judge on value.

So Four Eyes, or not; be yourself and what you are comfortable with. We now live at an era where Four Eyes are the majority; even if you see less of them walking on the streets. Rest assure that at the comfort of our homes - Four Eyes is your comfort goto. With the current mass usage of technology and screen time we spend on the phone and UV rays impacts. It is inevitable that it has come to a phase where spectacles and eye-care is a necessity.

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POP CULTURE

Glasses, or spectacles, have somehow been associated with nerd culture in the past. You never seem to fail to identify the “smart guy” in a show or movie when a character is wearing glasses. However, things sort of took a u-turn in recent years as the emergence of cool main characters donning glasses have made wearing them a trend. So, just who were these characters?

The first one is very obvious. Harry Potter became a household name even before the movies were released. The “Boy Who Lived” wore glasses since his first introduction in the series of books. I still remember the scene where Hermione repaired Harry’s glasses using magic, making me wish I had the power to do so with my own glasses. Even though at first you can argue Harry was a bit nerdy and timid, his journey to defeat Lord Voldermort shows everyone that it’s not the glasses that make the person, but one’s character makes them who they are.

Being smart and still being able to be a dangerous person is a tough act. Well, not for Walter White it isn’t. The main character from Breaking Bad is the epitome of character growth in a show. From a family man to a cold hearted dealer, it just goes to show that if pushed to their limit, people are willing to do everything they can to survive.

You might not recognise him when you see him but Clark Kent is the ultimate chameleon when it comes to blending in. The alter ego of Superman, all he has to do is put on a pair of

glasses and no one bats an eye on the resemblance. It has always baffled many how Clark Kent manages to do this. Yet, many of us who wear glasses know that, if people aren’t used to seeing you without glasses, you could easily be a totally different person.

Okay, I admit, this last one might be a stretch but you can argue if this character loses their glasses, they can’t really see what’s going on without accidentally hurting someone. I’m talking about Cyclops from X-Men. His mutant power is shooting laser beams at whatever he looks at with his eyes open. That’s why he needs his specially designed glasses to use his powers efficiently without causing harm to his team or innocent people.

So, if you ever feel down about your glasses, just remember some of these iconic characters doing what they do while wearing glasses. I’d also like to add Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to this list, being one of the greatest to play the game of basketball, while wearing glasses on court. Though, he isn’t a fictional character like the one in this list, and he wore glasses to mainly protect his eyes from further injury.

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Iconic Characters who wore glasses

Jasmine! I have been creative for all my life and I am drawn to natural colours and aesthetic line art design. I specialize in line art drawing and creating color palettes for every occasion.

Contrary to belief, my name is not Clay, its Jasmine! I have been creative for all my life and I am drawn to natural colours and aesthetic line art design. I specialize in line art drawing and creating color palettes for every occasion.

I am from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Land below the wind, and married, also I own beautiful Golden Retriever dog named Charlie and Bonny the Shih Tzu dog.

I am from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Land below the wind, and married, also I own beautiful Golden Retriever dog named Charlie and Bonny the Shih Tzu dog.

I am a rm believer that success is subjective and everyone will have their own de nitions. What matter is that you are enjoying the process.

I am a rm believer that success is subjective and everyone will have their own de nitions. What matter is that you are enjoying the process.

HOW DID IT START

HOW DID IT START

MADAME CLAY is a projection of my mind through aesthetic line art and colors that makes me feel good and bring vibrance to my everyday life. e business started in early January 2021 as a hobby to take me away from the stress of work and then accidentally turned into obsession which I ended up working day and night on.

MADAME CLAY is a projection of my mind through aesthetic line art and colors that makes me feel good and bring vibrance to my everyday life. e business started in early January 2021 as a hobby to take me away from the stress of work and then accidentally turned into obsession which I ended up working day and night on.

Madame Clay was started at my study room thats where I spent all my lockdown days making a jewellery trying to escape from everything.

Madame Clay was started at my study room thats where I spent all my lockdown days making a jewellery trying to escape from everything.

A er doing a few o cial selling my creation online, the support I have received was incredible and I’m so lucky to have had that sort of reaction.

A er doing a few o cial selling my creation online, the support I have received was incredible and I’m so lucky to have had that sort of reaction.

Polymer C y Handmade Accesso es by Jasmine Jay

Polymer C y Handmade Accesso es by Jasmine Jay

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I would be nowhere without my community and the people around me who have offered so much advice and support, because frankly, I had no idea what was I’m doing at the beginning.

I would be nowhere without my community and the people around me who have offered so much advice and support, because frankly, I had no idea what was I’m doing at the beginning.

I continuously learning about the business side of things everyday. It can be overwhelming because I’m just one person making and did marketing. My dream is to eventually expand into teaching workshop (which I have already started) and also be able to bring my design travel the world.

I continuously learning about the business side of things everyday. It can be overwhelming because I’m just one person making and did marketing. My dream is to eventually expand into teaching workshop (which I have already started) and also be able to bring my design travel the world.

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FRIED RED BEANCURD CHICKEN

METHOD

INGREDIENTS

• Chicken (your preference, thigh, wings, breast etc)

• 1 cup all purposes flour

• 1 tsp red food colouring

• 2 tablespoon red & white chinese beancurd

• 2 cups of cooking oil for cooking

• 1 tsp sugar

• 1 egg

• Pinch of salt

1. Marinate chicken with all salt, sugar, beancurd & food colouring, leave overnight or at least 30 min in the chiller

2. Pre heat oil into a pan,

3. Two separate bowl 1 for all purpose flour & 1 for egg (beaten)

4. Add chicken into beaten egg & dust with all purpose flour & add chicken into pan fried until chicken is cooked

5. Serve with ketchup/chili sauce

or coffee and tea lovers, especially Matcha lovers, Matcha Studio is now open at Level 1 (opposite JOJO Gastrobar), Sutera Avenue.

Matcha Studio is a contemporary Matcha bar that serves a wide variety of premium quality Matcha (powdered green tea) beverages and desserts.

The Breeze team was at the preview session before the opening and we love what we saw. Loving the minimalist white interior design and we also get to taste their delicious Matcha Tart and Matcha Choux. And of course, we had to try their Tsubaki Hojicha, which satisfied our taste buds.

We highly recommend you to come by and try out the rest of their menu items, which are prepared by a dedicated and passionate team.

Location: Level 1 (Opposite JOJO Gastrobar), Sutera Avenue

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The main thing one notices upon entering Super 7 is how spacious the dining hall is! Understandably so, considering the restaurant is packed every evening. At first glance, the decor conveys an impression of grandeur and elegance, with its hardwood flooring and darker color tones. However, it emits a homely sense of cosiness, encouraging large family gatherings and lively dinner-table discussions. The walls are decorated with beautiful Chinese paintings, an opportunity to enjoy the artistic aspect of the culture, as well as the culinary.

We were warmly welcomed by F&B in charge, Zack Lim Jung Yung, who guided us through the tasting with professionalism and courtesy. We were seated in a quiet private room, normally reserved for meetings, with a sliding door for privacy. Looking down, I noticed that the porcelain plates even displayed the restaurant’s logo… talk about consistent branding! We were given a pair of chopsticks, but for tourists who are clueless on how to use them, no worries, the staff will happily provide you with cutlery!

As an entrée, we were poured a bowl of the popular Chinese dish Fish Maw Soup. As a starter, it was not too heavy on the stomach and did not clash with the following dishes. In addition to the dry-fried fish maws, the soup included a variety of other ingredients, such as mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and vegetables, giving a mouth-watering first impression. Fish Maw Soup is known to be rich in protein and collagen, thus helping skin complexion to remain youthful, as well as aiding blood circulation.

Next up was the lamb in grape sauce. As the title suggests, it was a sweet-tasting dressing laid on lamb chops, which did not hide the natural savoury flavours, but enhanced it. The composition was just between chewy and crispy, agreeably melting under the tongue. And even before having picked up the fork, the aroma

emanating from the plate would have been appetizing enough to tempt anyone.

The next dish we tried was the lihing beef. Alike the lamb, the composition was masterfully balanced, giving the impression that the meat was dissolving at first bite. The gravy was succulent and made for a very strong taste, great for those who enjoy sweetand-sour gravy. The plate is topped off with radish and perfumed herb, ensuring a well-seasoned experience.

We then moved on to my personal favourite of the day, the crispy golden chicken. Cooked to perfection, the skin came off effortlessly, leaving a chunk of juicy meat. A sprinkle of pumpkin spices was added, complimenting the flavour, and bringing a crispy and unique savour to the dish. A delectable pick which I simply cannot recommend enough.

The Assam Nyonya Fish filet proved to be a difficult one for me to judge as I have a bit of an aversion to spicy food. Nevertheless, I could easily tell from the small portion I had that it was a

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skilfully made bowl of wonder. Doubtless the most varied dish out of the lot, it comprises a sweet, salty, and spicy fish curry accompanied by various vegetables including carrots, tomatoes, mint leaves, coriander, and more.

Another standout dish was the golden pumpkin prawns. Although the concept did not initially appeal to me (mixing pumpkin sauce with prawns seems a bit odd!) I quickly retracted my judgment after my first bite. The seasoning is rich and the pumpkin flavour is certainly not as strong as I feared it would be. Instead, it perfectly melts with the wellcooked fresh shrimps, making for a surprisingly delightful mix.

For those who in need of a homely meal, be sure to try the tomato fried egg, a traditionally home-cooked dish which tastes of nostalgia and comfort. As the name indicates, it very simply consists of a well-cooked omelette sprinkled with tomatoes, bathing in a delicious thick sauce. Truly a culinary hug.

For the grand finale, we were presented with Super 7’s signature and most popular dish, the Yam ring – also called the prosperity basket. A Singaporean dish by origin, it consists of a crispy deep-fried ring of mashed taro surrounding stir-fried ingredients such as mushrooms, carrots, basil, and other vegetables. Super 7 describes it as a dish which symbolizes reunion, and we couldn’t agree more. With its sizable portions and varied textures, it truly has something for everyone.

Regarding the prices, it is no secret that Super 7 offers great bargains, ranging from RM12 to RM45 being the costliest item on the menu. Considering the portions are extremely generous and the quality is top tier, I would confidently say it is a fantastic deal.

Following our feast, we were led to the downstairs area of the building, where we were presented another side of Super 7: a large – yet intimate – bar lounge, complete with a large bar counter, a karaoke corner, and a pool table. It was refreshing and pleasantly surprising to see a restaurant offer so much entertainment variety to its clients. Opening their doors at 6:00 PM onwards, the lounge offers dining tables as well for those wishing to grab an evening bite. The overall dim lightning and jazzy tunes make it an ideal spot for anything from a quiet early evening drink with friends, to a sizable celebration party, which can be arranged through reservation.

If Super 7 was to be summed up in three words, these would be, “innovative”, “welcoming”, and “refined”. Delicious food, gracious staff, and a stunning decor to top it off. If you have not been, this is your sign.

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Tomato Fried Egg Assam Nyonya Fish Filet Lihing Beef Yam Ring Golden Pumpkin Prawns Crispy Golden Chicken Fish Maw Soup Lamb in Grape Sauce
Location: Lot 36, 37 & 38, Grand Industrial Centre, Jalan Bundusan, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Opening Hours: 8.00 PM - 00.00 AM / Monday-Sunday Call: +6014-348 7188 Facebook: Super 7 Restaurant & Lounge SERVE NO PORK
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