Vivarious Magazine Issue 5 | Jul-Sept 2017

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contents 07 Management Picks 08 New Openings


happenings 10 Sarawak Society for the Deaf Clash of the Kingz Reqaseni V.X Legasi Kelingit Lunau 2017 Love Asean Colouring Contest Metro Living Furniture Fair Sarawak Energy APPreciation Day MPH Book Fair Bintang Kecil RTM Audition Subaru Showroom

vivacity event hall Voice: 12 YoungThe V Viva Kids Singing Contest Voice 2.0 Mandarin Karaoke Competition Miss Grand Sarawak 2017 Water Cube Cup: Chinese Songs Contest for Overseas Chinese Hobby Carnival 2017

focus 20 Hello Harvey Norman!

feature 22 Celebrate This Merdeka Day



16 The Bunny Garden & Dad: A Title Just Above Queen & King The Mum Virtuoso Sugarbun Dota Cup 2017 When Gawai Meets Raya Fun & Vibrant: 3D Mural & Art Mural

the story

24 Discover Our Mall A-Z


28 Trollbeads Laneige: Sparkling Beauty Yummy Yang: The Art of Tarts

movie time 34 Must Watch: July-September Blockbuster Movies

calendar 35 July-September Events & Roadshows




Editor-in-chief Ivy Lai

writer Mebang Aoki Tajang Bato Gary Chan

Design & Art direction Ivy Lai Wong Ping Ping Cally Bong

Contributors Alexis Chelsea Amelia Phung Browny Adam Candy Tan Evy Kiing Jackson Pui Kelvin Lee Raymond Ting


Coramax Mall Sdn Bhd Vivacity Megamall Management Office Ground Floor, Jalan Wan Alwi, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak.


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VIVACITY MEGAMALL MANAGEMENT OFFICE Ground Floor, Jalan Wan Alwi 93350, Kuching, Sarawak.

illustration by: Cally Bong

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Next issue of VIVARIOUS: October 2017

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editor’s note The 5th edition of Vivarious is filled with celebration and discovery, as we highlight the mid-year festivals and celebration from the Gawai Dayak Festivity to Hari Raya Aidilfitri and the coming Merdeka day celebrations. Not forgetting the fun times we had at the Bunny Garden during Easter and all throughout Mother’s Day and Father’s Day this year. In this discovery issue we say hello to 8 brand new tenants recently opened in the past months. Aside from that, we have prepared and A – Z list essentially the all you need to know about Vivacity Megamall. The mall also recently underwent a facelift courtesy of our friends from UiTM Sarawak’s Art & Design Faculty as they designed magnificent 3D Murals available on the ground floor and level 1. We also say hello to Harvey Norman as they schedule to open their first ever store in East Malaysia this November! (more on page 20-21) In this issue we feature one of our best cosmetic tenants Laneige and their best selling products with FREE samplers ! We also had a chat with Yummy Yang owner Mr Alan Chua as he shared with us The Art of Tarts. We know how much you love movies so we rounded up all the Must Watch movies coming to TGV Cinemas in the months ahead. Come journey into the Discovery issue of Vivacity Megamall’s one and only magazine Vivarious, to know more on past, present and future events in Your Mall !!! Let the Discovery process begin and flip through to know more. Until the next issue shoppers, Happy Reading !!! Editor-in-Chief, Ivy Lai


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4 1. Terranova: Crossover Back Top 2. PC Image: GoPro Hero Black 5 3. Mango: Bead Denim Shorts 4. Trollbeads: Earthly Wonders Bracelet 5. Laneige: Limited Edition Laneige X Swarovski BB Cushion




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lower ground

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Known for their sheep placenta which aids in regenerating cells and improving overall health, their sheep placenta extract tablet contains stem cells which are master cells which can turns into different cells to aid in repairing and maintaining a fit body. It is 100% all natural and safe.

Traditionally handmade sweets, updated with a modern twist, the Sticky Candy makers sculpt and create from molten sugar into a fascinating, beautiful, delicious and fun candy. Originating from Australia, it is now available in Malaysia as well.

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Started off in Australia in 2000, Boost Juice Bar entered the Malaysian market in 2009, bringing a variety of healthy juices and smoothies which are free of preservatives, artificial flavours and colours, using their TD4ÂŽ low fat frozen yoghurts.


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Kota Kinabalu based multi-brand outdoor equipment store Montanic has just opened its very first store in Kuching at Vivacity Megamall. The store carries quality outdoor equipment and products from some of the world’s most trusted names in adventure & outdoors such as Thule, Kuhl, Lowe alpine and Caribee.

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The newest toy shop on the block, Monkey Toys by TMC is a wonderland for children. Being the first store in Vivacity Megamall that solitary supplies toys, you will find possibly anything a child could ever wish for in Monkey Toys !

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The King of all potatoes is here ! Serving up two varieties of deep fried goodness topped with a selection of sauce from cheesy to spicy they have it all. Located on Level 3 next to GrEAT Food Court, other bestselling fast food by Potato King include hot dog buns, burgers and sausages.

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A store also operated by TMC, Rock Phone guarantees all the best in phone accessories and gadgets. Located on Level 2 of Vivacity Megamall you won’t miss its bright blue dÊcor !

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Renowned with their desserts soups in Hong Kong, Hui Lau Shan is known for its prominent use of mango in its menu. Hui Lau Shan opened its first branch in East Malaysia after making its first appearance in Malaysia market some 5 years ago at Vivacity Megamall, Kuching.


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clash of the kingz April, 1-2 - More than 20 local b-boy individuals took part in the Clash of The Kingz battle last April. The competition held at the East Atrium organised by Mega Music World and presented by Magnum, attracted street dance enthusiasts and shoppers from all over. The winners and the state representatives of the two day event were Lit Crew, Danger Feasible and Nutella Streetdance which won prize money in their respective BBoy Battle and All Style Battle .

reqaseni v.x legasi April, 6-12 - The final year students of the Art & Design Faculty of UiTM Sarawak really pushed the envelope in creating art projects for their final year exhibition. The exhibition was the 10th edition for the faculty, some of the activities include an art market, talks by industry leaders, cosplay/fashion show and photography competition.

Keligit Lunau 2017 April, 22 - 8 finalist were chosen here in Vivacity Megamall at the Keligit Lunau / Harvest Queen Semi-Finals. Held by Persatuan Wanita Kayan Sarawak, the talent show event was attended by Balai Ringin assemblyman Snowdan Lawan who was invited to present prizes to the finalists as well as Miss Agatha Musa for winning the Miss Talent subsidiary title during the colourful event.

love asean colouring contest April, 22 - Held as a fringe event of the Asean International Film Festival & Awards, the Love Asean Colouring Contest saw more than 150 participants taking part. Opened to kids age 7 - 12 years, the contest was split into 2 Categories which saw students from as far as SK Serian joining. The 1st prize winners for both categories walked away with RM500 cash, trophies and cash vouchers.

Metro living furniture fair April, 22 - The clearance sale by Metro Living was stationed at the Viva Gallery from 1st May - 4th June 2017 . Branded mattress, Scandinavian sofa sets & dining sets were all available during the month long sale. It was a direct factory clearance SALE right in Vivacity Megamall. All mattress & sofa were discounted up to 70%. Shoppers didn’t miss out on the special offer as there was also a buy 1 Free 1 on all promotion bedding and free gifts worth up to RM 1,000.



MPH BOOKFAIR May, 1-15 - Shoppers enjoyed up to 50% off at the 1,500sq ft sized MPH Bookfair at the East Atrium last May. The 2 week long bookfair, offered a variety of book genres, children’s activity books and stationary. MPH main store is available on the 2nd floor of Vivacity Megamall.

Sarawak energy appreciation day April, 29-30 - A 2 day APPrecitation event was held for users of Sarawak Energy’s highly convenient mobile app “SEB cares” and e-services. Organised in collaboration with Astro Radio and Vivacity Megamall, there were exciting games and fun prizes for all who downloaded the app. It was an event with fun filled activities as some even walked away with prize money.

Bintang Kecil RTM Audition May, 20- Over 30 contestants tried their luck at the ever popular Bintang Kecil RTM open audition. The mall was filled with young talents aged 7 -11 years old belting out their tunes and showing off their dancing skills. Supporting shoppers and parents cheered on as the talents heated up the stage.

subaru showroom April, 22 - Settled on the ground floor of the complex is the newest edition of the mall, the Subaru Showroom is a 908 sq ft showroom which is perfect for such car display. Run by Sebangga Auto, the Subaru Showroom show cases the latest Subaru car models. Operating hours are from 10am - 10pm, daily.


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The competition opened to all Malaysian children was divided into Category A (7-9 years old) and Category B (10-12 years old) received a total of 40 participants. Besides winning the overall title, there were also categories form Most Popular, Best Costume as well as Voter’s Prize. The two day event at the Event Hall was filled with parents and supporters of the young singers. Winner for Category A was Yap Yi Sen who also took home Most Popular and Best Costume award. Category B went to Jackvin Chai Chang Wei. The competition was sponsored by Vivacity Megamall’s very own Rock n’ Roll Karaoke. Winners took home trophies and prize money.

Miss Grand Sarawak 2017

1st Prize Winner: Anthea Chai

Supported by Persatuan Artis Cina Malaysia and sponsored by Rock n’ Roll Karaoke. On its second edition, Voice 2.0 Mandarin Karaoke Competition narrowed the competition down to 15 finalist with a special condition, the condition being one classical oldie song must be su ng during the finals. But there was only one that stood out and captured the hearts of the professional juries, the winner Anthea Chai took home RM1,500 cash, Rock n’ Roll Vouchers and a trophy. Over 40 contestants sang contemporary modern songs during the preliminary rounds that went on from 29th 30th April 2017 and oldies during the finals on 7th of May 2017.

Miss Grand Sarawak 2017 beauty pageant presented the 16 finalists chosen via audition from all over Sarawak for the first time here in Vivacity Megamall on 9th April, followed by the Pageant Week on 14th May which housed the Mother’s Day Zumba session and 16 finalist pagents posing on stage. the National Costume Presentation; definitely a night to remember event as the ladies paraded their extravagant costumes down the runway. The overall winner will represent Sarawak in hopes of winning the national level and then advancing to representing Malaysia in the international level. National Costume Presentation



Water cube cup

chinese songs contest for overseas chinese

Group A Winner: Lee Kah Yean

Group B Winner: Anthea Chai

Overseas Chinese youth living in Sarawak had a chance to showcase their singing talents in the international “Water Cube Cup”, held at Vivacity Megamall. Divided into 2 categories, teenagers and adults, The winners will be competing in Kuala Lumpur on 24th June 2017 with other state representatives to find out who will represent Malaysia in the finals of the 2017 Cultures of China “Water Cube Cup” Chinese Songs Contest for Overseas Chinese in Beijing, China.

HOBBY CARNIVAL Organized by Kuching Diecast Collector and Sentosa Thempark with main sponsor Vivo Smartphones. The Hobby Carnival was a hit with Kuching folks as Mini 4WD enthusiast and Diecast collectors filled up the Event hall last June. In addition to that, there was also an RC Drift demo, drifter meet up and car show display. The fun filled weekend also had boardgames and toys for sale. Some event goers even walked away with surprise goody bags.

Stunning structure built with Brickem Lego.

Hot Wheels diecast cars collection

Mini 4 Wheels Challenge


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G Easter Egg Painting Competition

enerally celebrated by Christians all over the world. Easter is the celebration of resurrection, to many it marks the beginning of Spring time. Hence, a little Bunny Garden made out of balloons by Wanna Ballons was formed last Easter, the Bunny Garden was the main attraction of the fun filled weekend. During the Easter celebration the management held various events such as, the Easter Colouring Contest and Egg Painting Contest. There was also an Egg Marbling workshop, a charity event in collaboration with the Sarawak’s Children Cancer Society. Hundreds of parents and children joined in on the fun and colourful weekend stationed at the Centre Atrium.

Easter Colouring Contest.

Children and members of the Sarawak Children Cancer Society. 14 | VIVACITY MEGAMALL

Ballet performance by Tyng Tyng Dance Academy


mum & DAD:

a title just above queen & kING


mother’s love is unconditional they say, no other way to celebrate her presences than a day dedicated to our darling mothers! On the 14th of May, Vivacity Megamall held various events and activities celebrating Mother’s Day. One that got the attention of many was the Mum & Me Photobooth contest with over 50 entries submitted. Besides that, there was also a Mother’s Day greeting card making contest, which was flooded with kids expressing their love in their art making. Bt Supiah

1. Supiah Bt Adenan 2. Martinna Tennyson 3. Nik Anis Fariha

Group B Champion: Anna Chew

Group A Champion: Bong Xiang Han


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4. Illyasha Shairah 5. Lavern Lakon

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100 roses were given out to the publics during Mother’s Day.

Winners artwork for Father’s Day Family Tree making contest:


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Mother’s Day greeting card making contest.


ather is our first hero and someone we look up to, what better way to say thank you than a day of fun filled activities in the mall. The Father’s day Photobooth was a little different from the other’s because the winner was chosen based on how creative their poses were. Apart from that, kids joined in on the family tree making contest where free gifts and goodies were given to fathers accompanying their children on the date.

1. Jimmy Chong 2. Ismawandi Bin Rajali 3. Foo Loon Tung

4. Stephen Foo 5. Ho Chun Yii


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he tournament saw 16 teams competing for the title of Champion in the Dota 2. The Tournament was held at Vivacity Megamall from 19 to 21 May 2017 at the C. Atrium. Supporters and friends came together to cheer for their favourite teams while they fought in a 5 vs 5 battle in a 2 best of 3 rounds game. Organised by Sugarbun as a pilot event in hopes of a sustainable environment for gamers to grow. The champions C.C.N.C received RM5,000 cash prize, trophy, individual medals and Logitech peripherals.

Aeriel view of DOTA tournament.

Players fighting it out in a 5 vs 5 match.

All the winners of the tournament.


Photos from: SugarBun Esports FB Page

The champion goes to group C.C.N.C.


Gawai Dayak: Longhouse decorated with bunga jarau and shield, together with bamboo bridge at the side that brings out the mood of Gawai celebrations in the mall.

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Dancers and shoppers having fun on stage.

Raya Aidilfitri: Significant Malay house with lights and ketupat decorating around.

he Gawai Dayak celebration of Borneo met the bright colours of the holy month of Ramadan this year as the mall was decorated in a village theme, starting off with a little longhouse which transition into a dainty kampong home. Most of the activities and decoration were nestled in the East Atrium where shoppers had fun crossing the bamboo bridge. The celebrations were also hyped with performances by the talented individuals of Jabatan Kebudayaan & Kesenian Negara Sarawak all month long. In addition to that, the Gawai-Ramadan celebration housed a little bazaar that sold eye catching jewellery, local products and the famous Kek Lapis Basah that were all enjoyed by shoppers as they enjoyed the pelita filled venue.

JKKN dancers presented awesome performances througout the festivals.

Kuih Lapis and various choice of accessories available at the Gawai-Raya Bazaar.


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Fun & Vibrant

3D Mural and Art Murals


hoppers can take pictures and enjoy the decorated wall art that are now present at the ground floor (West) and level 1 (East) of the mall. The 3D murals are artworks from the Faculty of Art & Design of UiTM Samarahan Campus, the almost realistic drawings located at the center lift lobbies bring the walls to life with a modern and contemporary texture and design theme.

SPECIAL THANKS TO Lecturer Mr. Mohd Razif Mohd Rathi Ms. Mursyidah Zainal Abidin Mr. Zaidi Wasli Mdm. Nur Aiza Zainol Abidin Ms. Noraziah Mohd Razali

At the East Atrium is the mural of Kuching City, with spot on resemblance our in-house designers have created a one of a kind mural of our beloved city as well as the painting of kuching old street along the way to alfresco, opposite Ice Watch.

Student Nashardy Bin Rijiman Muhammad Saiful Nizam Bin Shudarsan Nur Atiqah Suharto Mohd Izzudin Bin Naim Syed Mohd Afif Bin Wan Sulong Fityati Nur Aida Binti Fikri Muhd Muazzam Bin Rosemidian Mac Kevinney Anak Sanchez Follysia Julan Anak Stap

Kuching City iconic landmark at ground floor lift lobby, E Atrium.

Depiction of Main Bazaar with a twist. 18 | VIVACITY MEGAMALL


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hello harvey norman!


oming in as the fourth anchor tenant of Sarawak’s largest premium mall, Harvey Norman is set to open its doors to public in November, 2017. Taking up 46,806 square feet on Level 1 & 2 of the East Atrium, the store will be the first to open in East Malaysia. Carrying an extensive range of household trusted products, Harvey Norman strives to provide their customers with quality products and professional service, every day.


Present at the signing ceremony; Guest of Honour Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce. Directors of Vivacity Megamall Mr Sim Yaw Hang and Mr Alan Sim Yaw Yen, Managing Director of Harvey Norman Asia, Mr Kenneth Aruldoss, Lead General Manager of Harvey Norman Mr Eddy Ng, Bushy Martin – General Manager of Electrical, Eloise Sim – General Manager of Marketing Communications and Tan Swee Ing – Chief Financial Officer.


A trusted brand from Australia, Harvey Norman has 260 stores worldwide including 12 in West Malaysia. The stores business nature offer a wide range of Electrical, Computers, Furniture and Bedding products. Harvey Norman in Malaysia is operating under Elitetrax Marketing Sdn Bhd which is fully owned by Pertama Holdings Limited, operating predominantly in Singapore and Malaysia. Harvey Norman Malaysia started in 2003 and are looking at more expansion throughout West and East Malaysia.

Aeriel view of the ceremony while Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh is presenting his speech. Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh (front-centre) witnessing the official signing between Mr Sim Yaw Hang (front-left) and Mr. Kenneth Aruldoss (front-right) while Mr. Alan Sim (back-left) and Mr. Eddy Ng (back-right) looks on.

Mr Sim Yaw Hang (second left) presenting a memento to Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh (centre).


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MERDEKA day Have a happy Merdeka with us, from Merdeka Sales to all your favourite Malaysian Cuisines and Merdeka Day happenings right here in Your Mall !

merdeka sales The Merdeka Sale or Malaysia Mega Sale is a month long event in August. Get ready to shop till you drop, as all our favourite stores open their doors for the Great SALE !!! Stay Tuned to our Vivacity Megamall Facebook page to find out which of your treasured stores are having great deals.



malaysian favourites Don’t worry ! You don’t have to go far if you want a truly Malaysian Meal, you can find it all right here! Enjoy Malaysian all-time favourite meals under one roof. From am to pm we have you covered, explore the variety of local cuisines prepared fresh from our Kuching Flavours (non-halal) and GrEat (halal) Food Court on Level 3. Weather it is Ah Mui’s beef noodles or steaming hot Sarawak Laksa or the humble Nasi Lemak, try it all here in Vivacity Megamall.

Merdeka Happenings Celebrate your love for the country and be part of our awesome activities and contest this Merdeka month. Join in on the Patriotic Colouring contest, or check out the different Roadshows happening this August ! There is definitely something for everyone in Your Mall !


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the art of tarts

Portugese Egg Tart is one of the best selling tart at Yummy Yang.

Originally not a big fan of egg tarts, Alan Chua owner of Yummy Yang went to Macau in 2013 and fell in love with their signature Portuguese Egg Tarts. He saw the business opportunity as no one was selling that particular product in Kuching at the time. After many tries and countless amount of wasted tarts with the proper ingredients and the right measurements the perfect tart was created. Yummy Yang has come a long way starting out at the Kuching Food Fest in 2015 and advancing to the Miri Food & Exhibition Carnival. They have made a name for themselves internationally when they joined the Macau Food Festival, selling Musang King Durian Cheese Cake. When asked on further expansions of Yummy Yang, Alan said that they recently opened a branch in Miri City last May and are in the works with international investors. In addition to that, he was delighted to tell us that Yummy Yang will be adding new products in August. 32 | VIVACITY MEGAMALL

Yummy Yang’s outlet located at Lower Ground Floor (LG-022B), Vivacity Megamall.


Yummy Yang’s best sold tarts are the Portuguese Egg Tarts, which consist of flour, milk, sugar, butter and the key ingredient cream. Other mouth-watering desserts include their popular Cheese Tarts, Japanese Cheese Cake and Musang King Cheese Cake. Sharing tips for aspiring start up businesses, He said; Young people have to be passionate about their business/ product and not follow what is trending at the moment. If you want to succeed in a business you have to be persistent and not give up so easily when starting a new business. As Persistence is Key. A group photo of Alan Chua, owner of Yummy Yang (front-second right) and the team.

Alan also added that he is thankful for the support of his two close partners in creating Yummy Yang and a big Thank You to Yummy Yang’s loyal customers as they inspire him in venturing into new products for his growing supporters.

Yummy Yang made a name for themselves internationally when they joined the Macau Food Festival, selling Musang King Durian Cheese Cake.

buy 7 FREE 1

Portugese / cheese tart - Valid till 30 September 2017. - Only applicable at Yummy Yang, Vivacity Megamall. - Other T&C apply.

Japanese Cheese Cake


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