Scooby-Doo and his friends are celebrating the show’s 50th Anniversary!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 0 Comments A+ a-

Our favourite mystery-solving gang, Scooby-Doo and his friends, are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year!

For decades, Scooby-Doo and his friends have entertained viewers all over the world with their whacky, action-packed adventures as they travel around in their iconic green Mystery Machine van solving all sorts of mysteries.

In celebration of the show’s 50th Anniversary, Boomerang is throwing Scooby-Doo a birthday party on 7 September!

In true Scooby-Doo fashion, there’ll be opportunities to solve exciting mysteries at the party! Event attendees will also get to create fun crafts and even meet Scooby-Doo himself!

To score invites to Scooby-Doo’s Birthday Party, here’s what you have to do:

·         Step #1:  Tune in to Boomerang on Unifi TV (Channel 555).
·         Step #2:  Access the iContest page via the ibutton on your remote control.
·         Step #3:  Answer three (3) simple questions.

Contest Period: 1 – 21 August 2019.

If all the boxes are checked, you and your family might just be on your way to celebrating Scooby-Doo’s birthday with him this September!

While you’re at it, bring out your inner detective by uncovering the truth behind the crimes in ‘The Great Scooby Mystery’! With four unsolved mysteries and five possible suspects, keep a lookout for clues on the show to identify the real culprits! Would you do it for a Scooby Snack? Catch ‘The Great Scooby Mystery’ on Boomerang, every day from 6pm.

Boomerang is available on Unifi TV (Channel 555).

We hope you find this exciting announcement of interest to you and your readers. With this, kindly find the attached / appended visual for your usage.

For more information or media queries, contact us at / 03-22822152.


Launch of US HighBush Blueberries Season 2019 - The Little Blue Champions

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Blueberries Are Low in Calories But High in Nutrients!! That’s why I love it so much! I will choose fresh Blueberries as my topping to make my overnight oats for breakfast. 

I am pretty exciting to have a close up session meeting up with Linora Low to learn Blueberries recipe from her live demo.The US HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRY COUNCIL recently launched "The Little Blue Champion" campaign celebrating the amazing health properties of these little health powerhouses.

Native to North America, blueberries flourish from April to late September. Frozen blueberries available in retail are frozen straight from the farm, with all the good stuff locked in : nutrients, freshness and flavour. They can be kept in freezer for at least 10 months and is a healthy shortcut, whether you’re grabbing a quick snack, packing lunches or cooking up a storm.

Present at the launch held at Village Grocer, MyTown Cheras, Mr Bill Verzani , the Agriculture Attache at USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service said US Highbush Blueberries are native to North America and are cultivated by around to 2,500 farmers in farms where climates are perfect for the best blueberries. “The US is the world’s largest producer of blueberries. Blueberries thrive in areas with sunny skies, cold nights and warm days. We work hard to produce the best quality cultivated blueberries which are shipped fresh to the rest of the world. Our farmers are happy knowing that we are creating a healthier world with our blueberries,” said Mr Verzani. He added that the world is witnessing a renaissance in the enjoyment of blueberries thanks to its powerful health benefits and its versatility in recipes.

The health benefits the Blueberries are amazing – its packed to the brim with Vitamin C and each cup provides 25% of daily Vitamin C needs, 5% of daily vitamin B6 and 36% of daily vitamin K. Blueberries intake from an early age could reduce levels of cholesterol, keep the heart healthy and prevent DNA damage which inevitably reduces the risk of cancer.

“When it comes to blueberries, we believe our Highbush Blueberries are the best in the world. Blueberries are best enjoyed when they are at their freshest and to make sure you’re choosing fresh blueberries, look out for the silvery sheen that’s known as bloom. The more bloom, the fresher the blueberry,” advised Ms Phornthip Polpraset, Regional Marketing Representative of the US Highbush Blueberry Council.

Malaysian fitness icon and health advocate, Linora Low took the lead on the campaign. “The blueberry is a very hard-working berry and truly a little champion when it comes to food that is good for you. For those leading an active lifestyle, it’s a great snack that keeps you feeling full and satiated, reduces inflammation and lowers blood pressure. It also has only 80 calories per cup, virtually no fat and is low in sodium,” said Linora, a former radio host and World Fitness Federation Asia Ms Bikini runner-up.

“Eating well is always my top priority but with my packed schedule, it’s sometimes hard to get hold of something quick and nutritious. Blueberries are my go-to on these occasions. I love the juicy sweetness which is a great fix for my sweet cravings, and I love adding it to my salads for an added pop of flavour,” she added.

Linora shared two easy recipes that are great for those on a journey to a healthier lifestyle and also for the whole family. The first recipe, a Blueberry Milk was a great twist to the usual milk. The blueberries added a deliciously unique flavour and a beautiful colour, sweetened further with honey. She recommended getting kids as young as toddlers to start snacking on blueberries to benefit from its ability to improve cognitive abilities. “This is a creative way to get your kids to drink their milk every day and can be prepared quickly with fresh or frozen blueberries.” Linora also demonstrated a Cauliflower Blueberry Muffin.

Blueberries is the King of antioxidants. Definitely will encourage my kids to consume more blueberries and try to make these two easy recipe from Linora.

Let's get some fresh blueberries available at Village Grocer @ Mytown Shopping Centre.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur launches “ArchaeoKidZ” school-holiday programme

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KidZania Kuala Lumpur today officially launched its “ArchaeoKidZ” variable school-holiday programme, where children get to experience a series of themed role-play activities in history and archaeology. The initiative is aimed at developing historical and archaeological understanding in young minds through innovative and engaging learning experiences.

Mr Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (3rd from right) alongside representatives of KidZania Kuala Lumpur ArchaeoKidz collaborating partners, namely Faber-Castell, UHU, Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), F&N, Mission Foods, Canon and Emborg; and Professor Dato’ Dr Mokhtar Saidin (4th from right) officiating the launch of KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s ArchaeoKidz programme.

‘Fossils’ unearthed for KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s ArchaeoKidz programme, specially designed to engage the curiosity of young and inquisitive minds through interactive hands-on activities to showcase the fun side of learning about archaeology. 

The launch was officiated by Guest of Honour, Professor Dato’ Dr Mokhtar Saidin, Director of the Centre for Global Archaeological Research (CGAR) in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), who also served as the Vice-President of the Ikatan Ahli Arkeologi Malaysia (IAAM).
Speaking at the launch, Professor Dato’ Dr Mokhtar Saidin commented, “I applaud the effort made by KidZania Kuala Lumpur in taking the initiative to develop this programme, which I am certain will be an effective way to raise awareness among children and their parents of the importance of history and archaeology. Teaching children to understand the past will help them to understand change. It teaches them to think, which helps to develop their intellectual growth and skills such as cognitive skills. It is important when children are in the process of learning to be adults.”

Also present were Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur and representatives from collaborating partners comprising of Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), F&N, Canon, Faber-Castell, Mission Foods, Emborg and UHU.
Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur, Shahrul Nizar Ahmad said: “This programme definitely will be an enriching and unforgettable experience for the children and their parents. We explore the most engaging ways for teaching history and archaeology to children with a series of fun learning, kid-centric activities and workshops, resulting in more than a chance for children to have fun, but they will also glean many skills and gain some hands-on archaeological experience too. This will also open the door for us in conveying the excitement of history and archaeology to them.

“At KidZania, we always aim at creating quality programmes, which are educational and filled with fun. With the expertise of our partners, the ArchaeoKidZ programme is geared to inspire interest in history and archaeology. I’m excited about replicating the success of our “Science & Space” programme held in May where we implemented engaging activities to educate kids on the wonders of science and space. Moving forward, we will be actively rolling out more programmes like this,” he added.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s ArchaeoKidZ programme runs from 10 - 25 August 2019 to coincide with the school holidays in Malaysia. Two main activities, three weekend workshops and a special activity for loyalty programme members will be featured amidst other establishment activities to take place around different locations within KidZania to bring history and archaeology to life, which is in line with KidZania’s philisophy to empower children to “Learn Life Today”.
Professor Dato’ Dr Mokhtar Saidin (left) and Mr Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (right) get a hands-on feel of one of the various activities that participants can look forward to at KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s ArchaeokidZ programme.

In essence, the programme is designed to encourage exposure to history and archaeology, providing opportunities for the young community to learn how the world came to be with interactive workshops and hands-on activities, equipping them with vital skillsets for the future.

The main activities include a Fossil Excavation to introduce participants to basic principles and techniques of archaeological excavation with proper Archaeologist tools. Meanwhile, kids will learn about the type of dinosaurs and their profile in the Know Your Dino activity. Both activities by Canon are a form of sensory play that will help them to develop and improve their gross and fine motor skills.

Mr Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (left) and Professor Dato’ Dr Mokhtar Saidin (right) get a briefing on how Fossil Excavation is done by a Kidzania’s CongreZZ Kidz.
The ArcheoKidz programme will also feature three weekend workshops. The Dino Wrap workshop by Mission Foods and Emborg will allow participants to learn to make a dino-shaped wrap. The Glue Fossils workshop by UHU and Faber-Castell will teach the children about fossils, and the fascinating way they are created. Similarly, kids will also get to replicate stone-carved glyphs using craft supplies by UHU in the Mayan Art workshop.

As part of the programme, KidZania Kuala Lumpur will also be conducting a BkidZanian special activity supported by F&N namely Spell the Dino, where the kids have to spell dinosaur names correctly to redeem prizes. Participants will also have the opportunity to make primitive-inspired bead bracelets, design their very own brand of dinosaur with handprint and paint, enjoy earth-coloured manicure service, and listen to a live program with in-house radio DJs who will discuss about archaeology and dinosaurs.

Last but not least, parents and kids are in for some squeaky clean experiences at the Dino Soap workshop run by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) where they will learn how to make their own dinosaur-shaped soap using palm oil!

More information about the programme and further details about activities can be found at

Common Terms in Sale & Purchase Agreements

Sunday, July 28, 2019 0 Comments A+ a-

You may now have a better understanding of the whole process of buying a house or HDB such as Tampines HDB after reading about the conveyancing process. Some days later, you then receive a stack of thick and wordy documents for your signing. In this article, we will guide you through the salient terms which you should take note of in your Sale and Purchase Agreement for the purchase that is still under construction. In Singapore, all contracts for the sale and purchase of houses by licensed housing developers are governed under the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act. All the Option to Purchase (OTP) and Sale and Purchase Agreements which you are required to sign are standard form contracts found in the Housing Developers Rules. All changes and amendments to the standard form found in the Rules have to be approved by the Controller of Housing before they can be validly issued to purchasers.
1. Tenure (Clause 2)
This is understandable but bear in mind that your 99-year or 999-year lease starts from whenever the developer was granted the land. This means that when you are signing the agreement, a year or even a few years of your tenure might have already passed.
2. Payment Schedule (Clause 5)
For a building under construction (BUC) purchase, payment is made as and when certain stages of works have been completed on the building. At the outset, you will be making payment for the first 20% of the purchase price which is payable within 8 weeks of the date of the OTP. Subsequently, upon the completion of each stage of construction as certified by their architects, the developer will send a notice to your lawyers to inform them that payment is due. Your lawyers will then arrange for payments to be made by either drawing down on your bank loan, CPF funds, or instructing you to provide a cashiers’ order, depending on your source of funds.
Upon receipt of the developer’s notice, payment is to be made within 14 days. If not, you will suffer late payment interest as stated under Clause 6. This will generally only be of concern if you are using cash for such payments.
3. Repudiation (Clause 7)
Non-payment of purchase price or interest can also lead to the developer treating the agreement as repudiated by you. The agreement will be treated as annulled if the amounts owing are still unpaid after the developer gives 21 days’ written notice.
Upon termination of the agreement, 20% of the amounts you have paid may be forfeited, in addition to recovering interest, property tax, maintenance charges, legal costs and all other amounts owing and unpaid.
4. Delivery of vacant possession (Clause 12)
Clause 12 states the latest date on which the developer should deliver vacant possession of your unit. Should they fail to do so, the developer will have to pay liquidated damages at the rate of 10% per annum on the portions of the purchase price already paid.
5. Defects liability period (Clause 17)
Upon Temporary Occupation Permit, the 12-month defects liability period begins. During these 12 months, the developer is responsible for any defects that become apparent. Notify the developer of the defects which the developer should rectify it within one month of receiving your notification. If not rectified after one month, you can approach your own contractor for a price quotation. Give the developer written notice of your intention to carry out rectification works using your own contractor. Also, provide the developer with the quotation which you obtained. If the developer fails to carry out rectification works within 14 days after receiving your written notice with quotation, you may get your own contractors to carry out the works. Costs incurred by you in carrying out the rectification works can be claimed from the sum held by the SAL as stakeholder.
6. Building specifications and amenities (First Schedule)
The First Schedule includes terms regarding to the facilities and building specifications. Almost all Sale and Purchase Agreements will describe the material to be used in very generic terms. Regardless of what brand or colour or quality of furniture, doors and other amenities you might have seen in the show flat, it is the description in this First Schedule that is legally binding. That means that what you may not be getting exactly the same as what you saw.
7. Transaction particulars (Fourth Schedule)
It is essential to check that the transaction particulars reflected here are accurate. Check that the purchase price, option fee paid, and most importantly, the unit number, are all correct.