These 5 outdoor activities are a great way to stay fit and healthy!

These 5 outdoor activities are a great way to stay fit and healthy!

These 5 outdoor activities are a great way to stay fit and healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Malaysia now sees an increase in daily confirmed cases of Covid-19, we must take note that not all outdoor activities are a blanket green light when it comes to safety. However, if you want to unplug for a while and focus on your fitness goals, there are some outdoor activities that you can do while maintaining your social distance.

To help you plan your fitness activity, we have put together 5 outdoor activities that you can do to stay in tip top shape.

As Malaysia now sees an increase in daily confirmed cases of Covid-19, we must take note that not all outdoor activities are a blanket green light when it comes to safety. However, if you want to unplug for a while and focus on your fitness goals, there are some outdoor activities that you can do while maintaining your social distance.

To help you plan your fitness activity, we have put together 5 outdoor activities that you can do to stay in tip top shape.

Farm to Plate

Gardening can also keep yourself fit, and as a happy bonus, you could come out with some delicious—and free—fruits, vegetables, or herbs for your trouble. It can burn up to 300 calories in an hour. Not only can you burn calories, but in the end, you’ll have a beautiful landscape to show for it.

Farm to Plate is not a new concept; in fact it has been around for many, many years.

Essentially it means that the food on the table comes directly from your own garden, without going through a market, store or distributor along the way. This practice directly promotes a healthy eating practice.

In the video, Soon and Yean explain why they enjoy gardening and share some helpful tips for starting your very own vegetable garden.

Yoga for flexibility

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Are you too old for yoga? Definitely not!

A matter of fact it actually helps with our balance. This exercise can be carried out anywhere too, in your home or even outdoors, grab a mat and you’re good to go!

Find out some of the benefits of yoga and whether you have to be flexible to do yoga from Dania.

Lace up for a jog

Jogging regularly will allow you to maintain a healthy weight, especially if you also modify your diet. Performing active lifestyles helps to improve your bone health, immune system, strengthen muscles around joints and maintain flexibility as you age.

Get out of the house and get in a cardio workout at the same time.

As long as you’re able to social distance, jogging is a good choice if you want to get out of the house and get in a cardio workout at the same time. To be even safer, carry your hand sanitizer for double protection.

Find out from our jogging enthusiasts – Susan and Prince on the best time to go for a jog, what to do before you begin your jogging exercise and ways to relieve sore muscles and joints after a long jog.

Farm to Plate

Farm to Plate is not a new concept; in fact it has been around for many, many years. Essentially it means that the food on the table comes directly from your own garden, without going through a market, store or distributor along the way. This practice directly promotes a healthy eating practice.

Gardening can also keep yourself fit, and as a happy bonus, you could come out with some delicious—and free—fruits, vegetables, or herbs for your trouble.

It can burn up to 300 calories in an hour. Not only can you burn calories, but in the end, you’ll have a beautiful landscape to show for it.

In the video, Soon and Yean explain why they enjoy gardening and share some helpful tips for starting your very own vegetable garden.

 

Yoga for flexibility

A matter of fact it actually helps with our balance. This exercise can be carried out anywhere too, in your home or even outdoors, grab a mat and you’re good to go!

Find out some of the benefits of yoga and whether you have to be flexible to do yoga from Dania.

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Are you too old for yoga? Definitely not!

Lace up for a jog

As long as you’re able to social distance, jogging is a good choice if you want to get out of the house and get in a cardio workout at the same time. To be even safer, carry your hand sanitizer for double protection.

Jogging regularly will allow you to maintain a healthy weight, especially if you also modify your diet.

Performing active lifestyles helps to improve your bone health, immune system, strengthen muscles around joints and maintain flexibility as you age.

Find out from our jogging enthusiasts – Susan and Prince on the best time to go for a jog, what to do before you begin your jogging exercise and ways to relieve sore muscles and joints after a long jog.

Ride your bike

Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout.

You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.

Whether you’re cycling hard or going on an easy ride, remember that the same rules for jogging apply here — maintain proper social distance while you’re riding.

Let’s hear from cyclists – Munirah, Alif and Sandhya – on the benefits of cycling and their remedies to relieve leg or knee pain after cycling.

Take a hike

Going up and down hills gets the heart pumping, creating a great cardio workout. Like most cardio exercises, hiking helps reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your blood pressure.

It is a weight-bearing exercise, which builds and maintains strong bones, and helps prevent osteoporosis.

Let’s hear from seasoned hikers – Kelvin and Koshla – about why they love hiking and some tips for new hikers.

Ride your bike

Whether you’re cycling hard or going on an easy ride, remember that the same rules for jogging apply here — maintain proper social distance while you’re riding.

Let’s hear from cyclists – Munirah, Alif and Sandhya – on the benefits of cycling and their remedies to relieve leg or knee pain after cycling. 

Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.

Take a hike

Going up and down hills gets the heart pumping, creating a great cardio workout. Like most cardio exercises, hiking helps reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your blood pressure. It is a weight-bearing exercise, which builds and maintains strong bones, and helps prevent osteoporosis.

Let’s hear from seasoned hikers – Kelvin and Koshla – about why they love hiking and some tips for new hikers.

Keep Moving and Stay Fit with a balanced diet

If you’re looking to set yourself up for optimal health, focusing only on exercise is not enough.

For those who are not regularly engaged in exercise

You may want to check with your healthcare professionals to assess your fitness level prior to starting a new exercise regimen. To maintain a healthy lifestyle you should combine your workout routine and eating nutritious foods as part of your balanced diet. Both of these will do wonders for your body and health!

Did you know?

Study shows that those who consume 2 glasses of milk that comes with MFGM (milk fat globule membrane) and important nutrients along with exercise regularly, experienced 40% more improvement in muscle mass, 3x the improvement in balance and 2x the improvement in flexibility.

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As we age, moving might feel harder. Our bones, joints and muscles may become weaker and affect our strength and flexibility to perform daily activities.

Anlene Gold 5X™ is scientifically formulated for adults 45 years old and above with MFGM Active™, high protein, 10 Vitamins and Minerals, Collagen and has no added sugars.

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Taking care of your bones, joints and muscles should start from as early as possible to support your active lifestyle. 

Anlene Actifit 3X™ is specially formulated with 50% more nutrients* and Movemax™, contains high calcium, protein, collagen, 10 vitamins and minerals

Keep Moving and Stay Fit with a balanced diet

If you’re looking to set yourself up for optimal health, focusing only on exercise is not enough. For those who are not regularly engaged in exercise, you may want to check with your healthcare professionals to assess your fitness level prior to starting a new exercise regimen. To maintain a healthy lifestyle you should combine your workout routine and eating nutritious foods as part of your balanced diet. Both of these will do wonders for your body and health!

Did you know?

Study shows that those who consume 2 glasses of milk that comes with MFGM (milk fat globule membrane) and important nutrients along with exercise regularly, experienced 40% more improvement in muscle mass, 3x the improvement in balance and 2x the improvement in flexibility.

Anlene Gold 5X

As we age, moving might feel harder. Our bones, joints and muscles may become weaker and affect our strength and flexibility to perform daily activities.

Anlene Gold 5X™ is scientifically formulated for adults 45 years old and above with MFGM Active™, high protein, 10 Vitamins and Minerals, Collagen and has no added sugars.

Anlene Actifit 3X™

Taking care of your bones, joints and muscles should start from as early as possible to support your active lifestyle. 

Anlene Actifit 3X™ is specially formulated with 50% more nutrients* and Movemax™, contains high calcium, protein, collagen, 10 vitamins and minerals

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5 places you probably forgot to clean in your house!

5 places you probably forgot to clean in your house!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pandemic made us sit up and realize that mere sweeping and mopping is not enough to keep a house clean.

Do you know that there are places within our homes that could be insidiously harbouring numerous infections unknown to us? These are some places that you may have forgotten to clean.

The pandemic made us sit up and realize that mere sweeping and mopping is not enough to keep a house clean.

Do you know that there are places within our homes that could be insidiously harbouring numerous infections unknown to us? These are some places that you may have forgotten to clean.

1) Poor air conditioner system

When you fail to maintain your air conditioner, it collects high concentrations of dust, pollen, and mold. All of this can increase the risk of developing asthma, or even a respiratory tract infection. Also make sure to dust off the debris collecting around the air conditioner as it would stain the walls in the long run.

2) What is lurking behind your refrigerator and microwave?

Two areas often neglected in the kitchen are behind the refrigerator and the microwave. Sort of the out of sight, out of mind theory, right?

Lots of dust on the coils can cause a refrigerator to run inefficiently

Plus, the walls behind the refrigerator also need attention because if the area is damp, mold can grow on the walls. Look behind your microwave too! We’ll bet you didn’t realize the wall behind your microwave is also dusty with cobwebs.

Remember, these are the appliances you use to store and heat up your food. If it is not cleaned thoroughly, it will affect your health.

3) Clean your furniture

Light switches, door knobs, door bells, faucets, cupboard shelves, sofas, and kitchen countertops have been identified as surfaces that are touched most frequently.

These are inadvertently touched by family members and guests

before hands are sanitised and can harbour infections that can spread swiftly.

Also look at the walls behind your furniture pieces. You may be shocked at what you find clinging on it. Start vacuuming and get rid of that dirt today! 

4) Don’t forget to remove the debris from your blinds

During spring cleaning, it is often that the blinds are overlooked, until one day we realize they’re coated with dust, or they’ve gotten yellow and discolored from the sun. Whether they are wooden, fabric or plastics make sure to dust off those dirt as they would affect the cleanliness of your walls too.

1) Poor air conditioner system

When you fail to maintain your air conditioner, it collects high concentrations of dust, pollen, and mold. All of this can increase the risk of developing asthma, or even a respiratory tract infection. Also make sure to dust off the debris collecting around the air conditioner as it would stain the walls in the long run.

2) What is lurking behind your refrigerator and microwave?

Two areas often neglected in the kitchen are behind the refrigerator and the microwave. Sort of the out of sight, out of mind theory, right?

Lots of dust on the coils can cause a refrigerator to run inefficiently. Plus, the walls behind the refrigerator also need attention because if the area is damp, mold can grow on the walls. Look behind your microwave too! We’ll bet you didn’t realize the wall behind your microwave is also dusty with cobwebs.

Remember, these are the appliances you use to store and heat up your food. If it is not cleaned thoroughly, it will affect your health.

3) Clean your furniture

Light switches, door knobs, door bells, faucets, cupboard shelves, sofas, and kitchen countertops have been identified as surfaces that are touched most frequently. These are inadvertently touched by family members and guests before hands are sanitised and can harbour infections that can spread swiftly.

Also look at the walls behind your furniture pieces. You may be shocked at what you find clinging on it. Start vacuuming and get rid of that dirt today! 

4) Don’t forget to remove the debris from your blinds

During spring cleaning, it is often that the blinds are overlooked, until one day we realize they’re coated with dust, or they’ve gotten yellow and discolored from the sun. Whether they are wooden, fabric or plastics make sure to dust off those dirt as they would affect the cleanliness of your walls too.

5) If walls could speak, they’d tell you about the germs on them.

When we are indoors we are surrounded by the walls of our home, the largest indoor surface which could be a medium of transmission of viruses and bacteria. We may not realize it, but we often touch walls during our daily activities, making walls a top breeding ground for viruses and bacteria to lurk on!

Now with most of us spending our time indoors, it’s essential that we ensure our surroundings are well protected.

Therefore, choosing the right type of paint is important not only for its aesthetic function but also to foster an ideal indoor environment. 

5) If walls could speak, they’d tell you about the germs on them.

When we are indoors we are surrounded by the walls of our home, the largest indoor surface which could be a medium of transmission of viruses and bacteria.

 

We may not realize it, but we often touch walls during

our daily activities, making walls a top breeding ground for viruses and bacteria to lurk on!

Now with most of us spending our time indoors, it’s essential that we ensure our surroundings are well protected. Therefore, choosing the right type of paint is important not only for its aesthetic function but also to foster an ideal indoor environment. 

It is formulated with Silver Ion Technology which is scientifically proven to destroy 99.9% of Covid-19 and other harmful viruses and bacteria on the painted surface. This in-turn, protects people’s health and provides a peace of mind against the growing threat posed by viruses. 

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Anti-viral and anti-bacterial coating range are available in a wide choice of colour selection to beautify your living and working spaces.

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Highly recommended for use in any indoor space, both at residences and commercial areas.

It is formulated with Silver Ion Technology which is scientifically proven to destroy 99.9% of Covid-19 and other harmful viruses and bacteria on the painted surface. This in-turn, protects people’s health and provides a peace of mind against the growing threat posed by viruses. 

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Effective against viruses and bacteria within 6 hours of exposure to painted surfaces to create safer indoor environments for everyone.

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Anti-fungal, low odour, ultra-low VOC, stain repellant, superior washability, long-lasting colours and easy maintenance.

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Anti-viral and anti-bacterial coating range are available in a wide choice of colour selection to beautify your living and working spaces.

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Highly recommended for use in any indoor space, both at residences and commercial areas.

Nippon Paint Anti-Viral & Anti-Bacterial Range was specifically curated to ensure that our walls are protected and safe to touch. It comprises of Nippon Paint VirusGuard, Nippon Paint Spot-less Plus, and Nippon Paint Vinilex Fresh Plus, all of which has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

So, let’s transform ordinary walls into safewalls with Nippon Paint Anti-Viral & Anti-Bacterial Range!

Nippon Paint Anti-Viral & Anti-Bacterial Range was specifically curated to ensure that our walls are protected and safe to touch. It comprises of Nippon Paint VirusGuard, Nippon Paint Spot-less Plus, and Nippon Paint Vinilex Fresh Plus, all of which has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

So, let’s transform ordinary walls into safewalls with Nippon Paint Anti-Viral & Anti-Bacterial Range!

Lack of physical activity may affect muscle and bone health

Lack of physical activity may affect muscle and bone health

 

 

Physical inactivity, 4ᵗʰ leading risk of mortality

Poor posture may affect bones and muscle health

The prolonged RMCO measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic have been disrupting our daily routine unprecedentedly where not only our movement is restricted, but our physical activity as well. The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey findings show that 1 in 4 Malaysian adults were physically inactive. Globally, physical inactivity has been reported as the fourth leading risk factor for mortality¹.

Poor posture may strain bones and muscles

Physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyle over long period of time is one of the triggers for  muscle loss and poor bone health. Long hours of working in front of a computer without having proper posture and breaks, could have detrimental effects to your health without you knowing. For example, sitting for too long can make our hip flexor muscles to shorten that leads to problems of the hip joints.  Besides, other common troubles include poor posture, numbness, soreness and stiffness around the neck, shoulders, back and even legs. Poor posture may strain bones and muscles.

Strong bones, joints and muscles are important to support mobility

The changes in our bones and muscles may affect our movement such as walking and the strength to carry things and flexibility to do our daily chores. In some cases, it may lead to the development of serious health concerns such as osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal issues in the long term.

Musculoskeletal disorders, bone health and chiropractic care

Chiropractic care is one of the early prevention steps to help care for bone and muscle health.  Having strong bones and muscles helps to protect you from falling, which is a common factor for bone fractures.

“We are healthcare professionals who perform diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders alongside prevention counseling. ‘Neuro’ refers to the nerves while ‘muscular’ revolves around matters affecting the muscles,” explains Dr Sean Lee from Discover Chiropractic.

Chiropractic care. Care for bones and muscle health
Brought to you by Anlene.

When the nerves and muscles are functioning properly, it helps improve the ability to turn and tilt. Chiropractors also perform soft tissue therapies, stretches and exercises and some other treatments to help improve your mobility and stability, while relieving pain, soreness, and stiffness around the affected areas. By applying appropriate chiropractic treatments, it helps strengthen the muscles and tissues surrounding your bones to stabilize your movement, which is instrumental in maintaining mobility health.

 

Prevention is better than cure

Healthy lifestyles start with balanced diet and regular exercise

 

A balanced diet that includes food high in calcium (e.g. milk and dairy products, leafy greens, legumes, tofu) and protein is one of the keys to maintaining strong bones and muscle that is important to support good mobility. It’s also important to include vitamin D that helps to absorb calcium. Besides, protein⁴ provides important building block for our body defence system to help protect us from harmful foreign invaders.  

Adult’s milk powder such as Anlene Gold is one of the smart choices.  The product is scientifically formulated with MFGM Activeᵀᴹ (providing components similar to those found in joint fluids), collagen, 10 vitamins & minerals, and no added sugars. It also provides high protein to help build and repair body tissues. 

96% feel better strength and flexibility after 4 weeks*. Watch how Anlene has helped to support them in their daily nutritional intake.

*Source: Survey conducted by Home Tester Club between 22/10/2019 and 3/1/2020, 100 members have received and home tested Anlene Gold.

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Drink two glasses daily as part of your balanced diet. Let’s move with good flexibility & strength and support a good body defence system today!

References: ¹ WHO, 2010  |  ² NOF, 2009  | ³ Daly R et al., 2013  |  RNI, 2017

 

 

 

The prolonged RMCO measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic have been disrupting our daily routine unprecedentedly where not only our movement is restricted, but our physical activity as well. The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey findings show that 1 in 4 Malaysian adults were physically inactive. Globally, physical inactivity has been reported as the fourth leading risk factor for mortality¹.

Poor posture may strain bones and muscles

Physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyle over long period of time is one of the triggers for  muscle loss and poor bone health. Long hours of working in front of a computer without having proper posture and breaks, could have detrimental effects to your health without you knowing. For example, sitting for too long can make our hip flexor muscles to shorten that leads to problems of the hip joints.  Besides, other common troubles include poor posture, numbness, soreness and stiffness around the neck, shoulders, back and even legs. Poor posture may strain bones and muscles.

Strong bones, joints and muscles are important to support mobility

The changes in our bones and muscles may affect our movement such as walking and the strength to carry things and flexibility to do our daily chores. In some cases, it may lead to the development of serious health concerns such as osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal issues in the long term.

Musculoskeletal disorders, bone health and chiropractic care

Chiropractic care. Care for bones and muscle health Brought to you by Anlene.

Chiropractic care is one of the early prevention steps to help care for bone and muscle health.  Having strong bones and muscles helps to protect you from falling, which is a common factor for bone fractures.

“We are healthcare professionals who perform diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders alongside prevention counseling. ‘Neuro’ refers to the nerves while ‘muscular’ revolves around matters affecting the muscles,” explains Dr Sean Lee from Discover Chiropractic.

When the nerves and muscles are functioning properly, it helps improve the ability to turn and tilt. Chiropractors also perform soft tissue therapies, stretches and exercises and some other treatments to help improve your mobility and stability, while relieving pain, soreness, and stiffness around the affected areas. By applying appropriate chiropractic treatments, it helps strengthen the muscles and tissues surrounding your bones to stabilize your movement, which is instrumental in maintaining mobility health.

 

 

 

A balanced diet that includes food high in calcium (e.g. milk and dairy products, leafy greens, legumes, tofu) and protein is one of the keys to maintaining strong bones and muscle that is important to support good mobility. It’s also important to include vitamin D that helps to absorb calcium. Besides, protein⁴ provides important building block for our body defence system to help protect us from harmful foreign invaders.  

Adult’s milk powder such as Anlene Gold is one of the smart choices.  The product is scientifically formulated with MFGM Activeᵀᴹ (providing components similar to those found in joint fluids), collagen, 10 vitamins & minerals, and no added sugars. It also provides high protein to help build and repair body tissues. 

Drink two glasses daily as part of your balanced diet. Let’s move with good flexibility & strength and support a good body defence system today!

Try Now!
 

96% feel better strength and flexibility after 4 weeks*. Watch how Anlene has helped to support them in their daily nutritional intake.

*Source: Survey conducted by Home Tester Club between 22/10/2019 and 3/1/2020, 100 members have received and home tested Anlene Gold.

Reference

¹ WHO, 2010  | ² NOF, 2009  | ³ Daly R et al., 2013  | RNI, 2017

14th Malaysian Media Conference boasts buzz worthy speakers set to lead discourse on the industry’s recovery strategy, registration open now.

14th Malaysian Media Conference boasts buzz worthy speakers set to lead discourse on the industry’s recovery strategy, registration open now.

14th Malaysian Media Conference boasts buzz worthy speakers set to lead discourse on the industry’s recovery strategy, registration open now.

The Malaysian Media Conference (MMC) is back for its 14th year! Registrations officially started rolling in last week as soon as the page went live; unsurprising for an industry that has been deprived of physical gatherings for almost half a year.

The annual MMC is a proven landmark event for all media and marketing professionals to get everyone on the same page one day in the year. There has never been a year as important as 2020 for stakeholders in our industry to come together and assist each other to bounce back from the unparalleled challenges we’ve been smacked in the face with.

“As we enter a unique window of opportunity to shape the recovery of our industries, MMC 2020 will offer insights from experts to help inspire the media and marketing industries to determine the future state of Malaysia’s communication landscape,” said the organising committee of MMC 2020.

The committee added that by hosting a grand industry gathering, MMC 2020 is officially initiating The Great Comeback.

This year, MMC is bringing bright minds together, to give talks that are focused on inspiring the individuals who make up Malaysia’s media landscape, foster learning, inspiration and wonder – inevitably provoking conversations that matter for our industry. The line-up of expert speakers include media owners, advertisers, marketers and agency individuals.

Regional Director of Marketing from McDonald’s Malaysia, Eugene Lee is one of the speakers and will be discussing the idea ‘If you don’t get it, don’t get into it’, to emphasise the importance of understanding what you’re marketing, beforehand. Karen Chan, CEO of Asean’s fastest growing travel platform, AirAsia.com will also be part of the conference as a guest speaker. Visit the official conference website for the full list of speakers and panelists.

“One of the goals for this year’s conference is to trigger an open discourse on the “knots” faced by three symbiotic industries and the potential synergies that could be activated by addressing these challenges,” said the chairman of the organising committee, Harmandar Singh. “While COVID-19 has exposed our flaws and vulnerabilities as an industry, it has created the opportunity for us to have more raw and uncensored discussions on what’s wrong and how to fix it and it’s time for our industry to have that conversation, led by a line-up of speakers and panelists who are experts in their own field.”

When asked why a boomerang was used as the official conference logo, the organising committee explained that when they conceptualised the idea that led them to this year’s conference theme, they realised that the marketing, media and advertising industry needs a unique weapon to achieve a remarkable recovery.

“A boomerang is a rare example of a non-ballistic weapon,” a representative from the organising committee added. “When used correctly, boomerangs fly roughly parallel to the ground and as long as they maintain sufficient speed and rotation, they can resist the force of gravity.”

Similarly, the goal of MMC 2020 is to inspire Malaysia’s media landscape to follow the trends on the ground while remaining one step ahead and to be flexible as they keep moving forward towards The Great Comeback.

Drawing from the vision and vast expertise of each stakeholder, MMC 2020, in its 14th year, is designed to provide an unparalleled platform for creating, shaping and delivering collaborative solutions for the upcoming decade.

Call 03 7726 2588 for more information. MMC 2020 is also HRDF claimable.

A Benchmark for a Safe Campus

A Benchmark for a Safe Campus

A Benchmark for a Safe Campus

“Everyone is precious, hence we had spared no expenses in keeping everyone at APU safe,” said Datuk Parmjit Singh, CEO of APIIT Education Group.

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 July 2020 – In line with the announcement made by the Ministry of Higher Education on allowing various categories of students back to their university campuses, the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) prepares itself for the reopening by enhancing its current efforts on Health & Safety throughout its campus. The efforts were described via a #StaySafeTogether campaign launched on the university’s various social media channels.

Prior to the announcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO), an Emergency Response Team (ERT) was formed in January 2020 to manage student welfare, ensure timely communication and to ensure that stringent health & safety measures are implemented for a safe campus.

During MCO, APU took a major leap forward when it welcomed more than 2,000 students for the e-Orientation that was broadcasted live to students from over 90 countries. APU was also among the first universities in Malaysia to go live with online digital and remote learning during the MCO period.

Fast forward to 6 months later, the ERT is now extended to include the Safety Ambassadors, who are made up of friendly, caring and dedicated students and staff from various functional areas of the university. They will be educating, assisting and guiding the APU Community on the practice of social distancing and various hygiene measures. The Safety Ambassadors will be moving around the campus and will be placed in various locations, to ensure that the community stays safe together at all times.

APU has established a team of Safety Ambassadors to educate, guide and ensure the adherence of the SOP among the APU community.

Safety Ambassadors are our APU Front Liners – we expect all staff & students follow their guidance at all times, and approach them for any clarifications on the Health & Safety SOPs that are in place on campus. Safety Ambassadors are around to keep everyone safe and alert,”  said Datuk Parmjit Singh, CEO of APIIT Education Group.

With aims to make the campus safe by setting new safety standards, APU has implemented various stringent health & safety measures, as described in its #StaySafeTogether campaign video and the Health & Safety Guidelines.

Some of these measures include the installation of high-end thermal scanners, face recognition system, and other advanced technologies. Regular, frequent sanitisation that has been taking place throughout campus since mid February 2020 will be continued, whereas automated hand sanitisers have been installed on every floor and every block of the campus.

Thermal scanners and other advanced technologies have been deployed to ensure a safe campus environment.

At APU, we are a family of 12,000. Everyone is precious. Malaysia has an excellent track record in managing the COVID-19 situation. Our front liners have done a fantastic job; we have spared no expense in also ensuring everyone at APU remains safe,” said Datuk Parmjit Singh, CEO of APIIT Education Group.

Regular sanitisation procedures have been taking place throughout the campus since mid February.

The first batch of students, who are final year students of their respective programmes, will return to the campus for laboratory, workshop and studio sessions on Monday, 6th July 2020. Other categories of students will be returning to the campus by batches over the month of July.

APU is looking forward for further relaxations for all of its students to return to campus in stages and also international students who are awaiting to return back to their Campus. Click here to read APU’s Health & Safety Guidelines

About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

 

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in Technology that aim to nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. The multi-cultural student community comprises 12,000 students from over 130 countries.

Prospective students and parents who are interested to discover study pathways at APU may visit the APU Open Day (by appointment), on 11th & 12th July 2020 from 9am to 5pm.

About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

 

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in Technology that aim to nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. The multi-cultural student community comprises 12,000 students from over 130 countries.

Prospective students and parents who are interested to discover study pathways at APU may visit the APU Open Day (by appointment), on 11th & 12th July 2020 from 9am to 5pm.

Opportunity seldom knocks twice for house-hunting

Opportunity seldom knocks twice for house-hunting

This is the real moment to get your dream home

There are several unavoidable big-ticket items that people traditionally aspire to own and one of them is easily the most important in your life – a dream home! To many people, especially those who have been searching high and low for one, this could be a lifelong ambition and commitment. It takes time, money and energy to make that happen – a roof over your head. 

The good news is that things are starting to look up for our economy as businesses are opening up with more and more economic perks in place. The ‘reintroduced’ 2020 Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) is bringing unprecedented incentives to the delight of people from all walks of life, in the next 12 months. 

PENJANA incentives 

Calling all homebuyers both first-timers and those contemplating getting additional properties, this could be your once in a lifetime opportunity to make the best out of  the recently announced short-term economic recovery plan called  “Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara” (PENJANA) – a RM35 billion stimulus package to invigorate our economy 

The 4th and latest emergency relief, which is part of the RM295 billion economic boost to-date, aims to increase home ownership among Malaysians amid rising living costs. This is being implemented via two very practical measures – stamp duty exemptions on the Instrument of Transfer (MOT) and Loan Agreement for new launch properties (valid till 31 May 2021), and Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) exemption for disposal of up to three properties (valid till 31 December 2021), under the 2020 HOC.

Huge potential savings
Let’s say you are planning to buy a RM500,000 residential property, the potential savings you get to enjoy are illustrated below:

Buy properties and enjoy extra benefits 

More encouragingly, you can have a diverse property portfolio and still enjoy full and partial applicable stamp duty exemptions under the HOC campaign.

This is further sweetened by the lifting of the maximum 70% financing margin for the third home loan onwards (applicable to properties priced above RM600,000), meaning you can now borrow more to ease your home loan burden to suit your budgeting. 

Put it simply, be it you are a first-time homebuyer or an investor, you stand to gain from the now even more palatable HOC incentives. It is a win-win situation for both the buyers and developers.  

What properties qualify for the 2020 HOC and who can benefit from it?

NEW Residential properties* priced between RM300,000 and RM2.5 million by participating developers for Malaysian citizens.

*Properties registered with the relevant authorities for each region as follows:

Peninsular Malaysia Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA)
Sabah Sabah Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (SHAREDA)
Sarawak Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (SHEDA)

Low borrowing rates

Bank Negara Malaysia, within the first half of the year alone, lowered the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) three times, starting in January, followed by that in March and May (lowest since 2010) – to make the borrowing environment more conducive for consumers. The move is to cushion the Covid-19 inflicted economic impact. 

Knowing that OPR changes will directly influence the Base Rate (BR) and Base Lending Rate (BLR) revisions by the banks, lower OPR simply means lower borrowing rates for the consumers.

This certainly augurs well for house-hunting homebuyers as the current home loan interest rates have dropped to a very favourable range to the delight of home buyers. Please refer to the banks for the latest rates. 

So, is now a good time to buy your dream home? 

YES, obviously!

Goodies up for grabs

Don’t miss out on Mitraland’s Father’s Day promotion this June with plenty of giveaways to take home including 10 units of Ogawa massage chair worth RM5,999 each – on a first come, first served basis, for bookings made by 30 June 2020, subject to certain terms and conditions.

Other goodies include a lucky draw renovation package (voucher) worth up to RM50,000 to style up your unit, zero downpayment, extremely low booking fees from RM1,000, additional subsidy for 12 months (limited units only), zero-cost Sales & Purchase Agreement (SPA), legal fees and stamp duty.

Get smart!

Given the intensifying competition and irresistible offers out there, this could be the most opportune time for you to close the deal.

Gravit8 @ Klang South and Upperville @ Melawati are two specially crafted developments suited for the communities that they serve in.

The 2020 HOC is running until 31 May 2021 to make your dream come true.

Visit the Gravit8 or Upperville Sales Gallery as it’s Open Daily

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