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E-Commerce Giant, GT Dollar Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 16th January 2016 – Y.B. Datuk Mas Ermieyati Binti Samsudin, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture debuted the launch of e-commerce giant, GT Dollar Malaysia at Sime Darby Convention Centre, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur today at the Malaysia FinTech Ecosystem Conference and GT Dollar Grand Launch.

The event was witnessed by distinguished government officials as well as 3,000 prominent IT and e-commerce industry leaders who support the development of a dynamic FinTech ecosystem, paving way for SMART innovations like GT Dollar, making Malaysia a force to reckon with in the FinTech sector.
This collaboration between the Malaysian government and GT Dollar helps to alleviate the lives of people through the launch GT Dollar mobile application, which is a “one-stop mobile e-commerce platform” that seeks to build a cohesive community for consumers and merchants from a myriad of industries to interact within its marketplace.

To complement this collaborative effort, GT Robot an innovative high-technological form under the GT Group, specializes its advancement in humanoid robotic solutions. In recognition of it’s advancement, the Malaysian government is planning to allocate a zone located along the Malacca-Negeri Sembilan border for GT Robot’s own manufacturing and assembly plant, which is worth approximate to RM 300 million in investment. This plant estimated to generate income for the company of approximate USD 20 Billon (which is equal to 10 Million pieces of Mobile Robot) and create more than 10,000 working opportunities for locals in the next 5 years. The GT Robot plant will be the first in Asia with eco-friendly manufacturing with the high technology equipment after China.

Today, marks the launch of a groundbreaking event that will go down in history. Unveiling an all new improvised major update of GT Dollar application, the world’s first social mobile e-commerce software. This new concept was first found in year 2014 by the GT Group President and CEO Dr. Paul Zhang Baolu, who is equipped with over 30 years of industry experience in high-technology management, economic and tourism development worldwide. The company is valued at more than $4.7 billion. The conference is aimed to drive development of regional interne use, where users and businesses connect seamlessly without barriers. This benefits the consumers greatly as businesses become more affordable thus stimulating economic growth, national tax revenue and employment growth.
As a major update, there will be new enhanced key features to help alleviate the overall user experience. Through the adoption of SMART technologies which comprises of AR technology to for implement “the seek honey feature”, “catch a bee to earn GT Cash features” which can be used for purchases within the interactive marketplace as well as being an effective Bee Commerce tool to help users manage their finances effectively by enjoying exclusive long term savings, emerging as Malaysia’s trendsetter in the world of e-commerce.

This application aims to embrace technology, thus contributing towards the economic growth of the country. A comprehensive platform for both consumers and merchants, encouraging cash free transactions around the world. With zero registrations, subscription and advertising fees, merchants need to purchase GT Dollar (Virtual Currency) and distribute it to their users anytime, anywhere. This will in turn form into e-promotion or e-advertising with minimal charges. The Online Payment Gateway will be used to accept payment online – E-wallet / Visa (Credit, Debit, Prepaid) / MasterCard (Credit.
Debit, Prepaid) / CUP Card (Credit, Debit, Prepaid) / Direct Debit Account to perform transaction charges.

GT Dollar primary focus is about a creating a world of convenience centered around virtual credits account to allow users to make payment via an e-wallet system which enables extensive search for products or services via a marketplace.

GT Dollar allows SMEs to function virtually. It connects them with new and existing consumers and maintains a loyalty programme through the distribution of virtual credits (GTD). Communication between merchants and consumers is facilitated via seamless GPS- location and user-friendly booking platforms.

The application serves as a composite of one’s daily lifestyle and a city guide to complement and simplify the increasingly hectic lifestyle by providing users with an unprecedented access to a large database of over 80,000 merchants worldwide hitherto not on Internet or mobile, but who offer a great range of products. Merchants and users can enjoy other services beside online shopping such as fund transfer, utilities bills payment, prepaid air time top-up, Social Network Chat (for up to 20 people in each group) and etc.

As per statistic, there are more than 18 million active digital users in Malaysia and up to 2015, a total 77.3% of Malaysian households have access to broadband services.

The application is active all through the day, allowing users to shop at their own convivence at the ease of their Smartphone. “We saw the opportunity to take advantage of the digital boom and developed an innovative solution that benefits both businesses and consumers” said Mr Patrick Chew, Country CEO of GT Dollar Malaysia.

YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of MOSTI mentioned, “in 2015, there were 3.4 billion Internet users globally with an expectation that it would increase to 9 billion over the next 10 years. Indeed, the government recognizes the importance of digital technology in propelling the economic growth. We are pleased to see a local company embarking on an innovative effort that is in line with the government’s aspiration to surge in the development of technology. We applaud GT Dollar for being a game changer in the e-commerce sector. And I am sure that users will benefit at large from utilizing the platform and its features”.

GT Dollar aims to shape the future of mobile travel and drive tourism growth with potential collaborations with Tourism Association to increase the tourism landscape in Malaysia. Paul Zhang being the Chairman of the China Tian Ma Travel Group, the third largest travel services and recreation provider in China hopes to woo China tourists to Malaysia with GT Dollar, which will serve as an essential city guide for tourists.

GT Robot is planning to start up its manufacturing and assembly plant in Malaysia located along the Malacca-Negeri Sembilan border which is worth approximate to RM 300 million in investment. This plant estimated to generate income for the company of approximate USD20 Billion (which equal to 10 Million pcs Mobile Robot) and create more than 10,000 working opportunity for the local in next 5 years. The GT Robot plant will be the first in Asia with eco-friendly manufacturing with the high technology equipment after China.

GT Dollar Malaysia hopes to expand its e-commerce business globally and be the gateway for Asia. At this launch, GT Robot, the innovative high-technological wing of GT Group that specializes its advancement in humanoid robotic solutions will be unveiling two of its robots called the GT Wonder Boy, a SMART social bot companion and GT Gobot, a multifunctional service bot that is targeted to improve the overall quality of people’s life, transcending into a new era of intelligence.

Congratulations Mohd Faiz Subri for winning PUSKAS award.

Congratulations Mohd Faiz Subri for winning PUSKAS award. The Malaysian striker was honoured at the Fifa Best Awards earlier in the week, beating the likes of Lionel Messi and the Brazilian superstar.


Subri said: “Believe me or not, I have hit the ball in the same way as I always do. But this time I think I’ve been a little bit lucky, the ball took that strange trajectory.

The first Malaysian to be nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award has claimed the prize, with Mohd Faiz Subri’s remarkable swerving free kick emerging as the best goal of the year after millions of votes on FIFA.com from fans across the world.
Nobody in the Bandaraya Pulau Pinang Stadium could have imagined the trajectory of the ball as Subri stepped up to take the set-piece some distance away from goal, far over to the left-hand side of the pitch. The diminutive No13, a prolific scorer in the Malaysian Super League, hammered his effort goalwards, producing a swerve so wicked that goalkeeper Mohd Nasril Nourdin stood no chance.
The breath-taking strike earned the Malaysian forward the 2016 FIFA Puskás Award, with Brazilian Marlone in second place and Venezuelan Daniuska Rodriguez in third. Subri becomes the latest player to collect this award after Cristiano Ronaldo (2009), Hamit Altintop (2010), Neymar (2011), Miroslav Stoch (2012), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2013), James Rodriguez (2014) and Wendell Lira (2015).

Honda Civic Test Drive KL to Penang (Day 2)


Early in the morning, everyone had a good breakfast and heading to our next location. This time, I drove for 1.8S Honda Civic. It was slightly less powerful compare than the 1.5 Turbocharge but one thing for sure. It's more fuel efficient and comfortable.

Personally I think it's good that I manage to drive Honda Civic since I'm planning to change my City to HRV. I think I will go for Civic instead.


You may want to read my Day 1 experience, HERE!
 

Another thing that I do love about the new Civic is they do have cool features such as Electric Parking Brake, Remote Engine Start, Auto Brake Hold and Walk Away Auto Lock. Not to mention they do have sexy "butt" too, the “C”-shaped LED taillights.

The New Honda Civic 2016 is available in both 1.8 and turbo versions. The prices of the 3 variants of Honda Civic are:
RM113,800 for 1.8S (On-the-road with insurance)
RM127,800 for 1.5 Turbocharged (On-the-road with insurance)
RM135,800 for 1.5 Turbocharged Premium (On-the-road with insurance)

Furthermore, customers can enjoy 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage with a service interval of 10,000km at 88 Honda dealers nationwide.

It is indeed a great price as we paying the price of C segment compact executive car but we are getting a D-segment spec car.


Finally after an hour drive from our hotel, we reach at the Escape Theme Park. For those who don't know what is Escape is, basically it's a adventure theme park. For those who like adventure activity.

ESCAPE is the fun destination with exciting rides and games hosted in a natural environment. ESCAPE re-introduces the play and values of yesteryear so to inject reality into a world overdependent on an isolation-inducing electronic lifestyle. Through fun activities, with an emphasis on self-directed and self-powered play, the visitor experiences Low Tech, High Fun. ESCAPE demonstrates there’s no age limit to having fun as the rides and games are designed for a wide range of age groups, abilities, and energy levels.


My favorite activity. Climb for 10 minutes and going down for 10 seconds lol.


For those who really love outdoor and adventure activity, do check out Escape Theme Park, HERE!


My conclusion towards the new Civic after 2 days 1 night spending time with them is, it must have in my car list.

1) Safety
- What else should I say when you have top class safety for all variants (6 Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist). 

2) Sporty Designs
- One thing I do realize about Honda Civic is, they are under young and energetic category. If you love sporty designs, you may want put this under your consideration. Not to mention it comes in 5 outstanding colors, Dark Ruby Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, and two brand new colours, Lunar Silver Metallic and White Orchid Pearl.

3) Performance
- Their engine performance is something that you should not worry about. What other features that I do love is their ‘Brake hold’ and auto cruise. I have eyes on the All-New Civic 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged.

4) Space
- For photographer and video producer myself, leg rooms and boot capacity is really important. Usually after a long journey, I will sleep in the car for 30 minutes for a rest. So, it's really important for me to have good space. Other than that, I do need big space for me to put my equipment.

5) Fuel efficient
- I only spend 1 fuel tank for my 2 days 1 night trip to Penang (Citta Mall -> Tg. Tualang -> Stadium Batu Kawan -> Penang Island -> Botanica Mansion -> G Hotel Kelawai -> Escape Adventureplay -> Tambun -> back to PJ).


Before we heading back home, we had another seafood feast. Prawn village is a must-come place for you to have lunch.

Last but not least, I would rate Honda Civic 8/10. As loyal Honda user, I'm happy to see what does Honda did and with this significant launch, the iconic Civic ushers in a new era. The All-New Civic will change the way Malaysian customers experience and drive a vehicle, up the expectations of customers towards a C-segment vehicle and literally change the game altogether.

Thank you Honda Malaysia for the memorable weekend.

For more information on the All-New Civic, you can visit any Honda dealer, call Honda's Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my or www.ridethedream.my to discover more about the exciting features of the All-New Civic.

Honda Civic Test Drive KL to Penang (Day 1)

Personally, I have been driving Honda ever since I got my license. No complain. From old Accord to City then to Jazz and back to City. Most people would say DON'T SPEND ON EXPENSIVE CAR but spend on properties instead. I have no issue with that. However, if you be in my place who have to spend every single day inside a car to travel here and there for a meeting and shooting, then I would say, you should pick the right car. Good and trustable.


Few features that caught my attention are; long distance features (auto cruise & turbo), safety and comfort. Currently I wanted to change my current City to HRV but then I feel this Civic quite interesting to have as one of my collection.. Oh yes.. That's car that I drove on the first day.



There's total of 5 cars that will heading down to Penang Island. Right after our nice breakfast, we are divided into 5 team (3 person per team). Since I'm so tired, I let Fatin Bella to be the first driver and I be the co-driver. I was very impressed by it's spacious seat I can place my legs comfortably.


Our first car was the brand new 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine which is developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology provides ‘Joy to drive’ with its dynamic performance and excellent fuel economy. Honda Malaysia is the first Japanese mass market manufacturer to introduce a turbo engine in the C-segment. The other engine variant is 1.8L i-VTEC. Both engines are mated with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for a smooth driving experience and fuel efficiency.


After a long drive, we drop by at Tanjung Tualang for a nice seafood. 




So, it's my turn to drive the Civic (my car is the silver color). I'm fallen in love with Auto Lock feature, the car will lock itself at a 2m distance. This is one of the safety feature and for the convenience.


The next agenda is something that I'm looking forward. We are heading to Stadium Batu Kawan and learnt further about the Civic safety feature, design and differentiation between competitors. I just found out that the LED light is automatically switch on when it went to the tunnel.


The new Civic have 6 airbags in order to keep you and your passengers safe (Dual Front Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags and Side Airbags). For those who don't know what is VSA, VSA is basically Vehicle Stability Assist; is a built-in safety system that is always on. There is a off button as well but it is not recommended to turn it off. Well, you can't predict when the accident will happen right?


Gymkhana activity was done by professionals and to demonstrate the VSA safety feature.


Thank you Honda for the awesome experience.. and thank you for the tire too!


Our next trip will be the island. The All-New Civic 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged variant is equipped with a smart monitoring system, giving peace of mind in maintaining the efficiency of the engine performance. This feature will indicate the timing of oil change and notify customers with an indication lamp on the speedometer on their service status. At 88 Honda dealers nationwide, customers can enjoy 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage with a service interval of 10,000km.


The All-New Civic is available in five colours: Dark Ruby Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl. Lunar Silver Metallic and White Orchid Pearl. The price for the 3 variants are:

  • RM 113,800 for 1.8S (On-the-road with insurance)
  • RM 127,800 for 1.5 Turbocharged (On-the-road with insurance)
  • RM 135,800 for 1.5 Turbocharged Premium (On-the-road with insurance)

Before we heading to the bed, first thing first... of course a good dinner. Penang is a food heaven. I'm glad that they told us there will have a local cuisine. I never know Penang have hidden gem. Botanica Mansion is where we had our dinner. Built in early 1881, Botanica Mansion was restored and currently functions as a clubhouse solely for Botanica.CT residents. A gymnasium, swimming pool and restaurant is available for daily dining and private events.


On the way back to our hotel, we were shown the light features of the Civic. Actually I never thought that using LED Lights can be very bright. It's really useful especially when driving in dark areas.


Finally we step into our room, the Executive Room. My first impression, I'm amazed. G Hotel Kelawai will house rooms that are uniquely inspired by innovative design to create energizing space for guests to play or work by day or mix and mingle by night. In addition to that, it will also accommodate three trendy and stylish food and beverage outlets – a coffee house, lobby lounge and a 23rd floor chill out bar that are set to fulfil guests' gastronomic appetites.


For more information on the All-New Civic, you can visit any Honda dealer, call Honda's Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my or www.ridethedream.my to discover more about the exciting features of the All-New Civic.

Standing up for what you believe

Standing up for what you believe.

That boy over there.. is a dreamer. His dream is to build his own empire. When he put his first brick many years ago, people laugh at him, talked about him and leave him alone with tons of responsibility. He sit at the corner of his bed, blaming himself and crying. One day, he decided to look at the positive side and push his own limits.

Many years down to the road, he still standing up for what he believe. He don't care what people talked about him because he know what he want and what matters. Now he putting another brick to build his empire. Tq for all your support.

Officially get White Studio Malaysia 2nd studio keys

The tittle speak for itself. I'm officially receive White Studio Malaysia 2nd studio keys. Our new location will be at Parklane Commercial HUB Kelana Jaya. Inshallah, we plan to open our 3rd studio by end of  this year in Malacca.

Biar orang sibuk mengata, yang penting kita bina empayar.
Jangan jadi macam tin kosong, selalu omong kosong.
Dalam diam diam kita berkayuh, pasti banyak dugaan perlu ditempuh.

My temporary workstation at the new studio. I like the wireless system. Neat and tidy. Yes, my hard disk is wireless. Western Digital My Passport Wireless.


Some people told me I should start saving $$. For me, in order to increase $$, you should spend it. Spend means, investment. Since a lot of people PM me regarding @whitestudio.my 2nd studio, let me show you how it looks like.

So... we are looking for a second studio for @whitestudio.my and we are quite satisfied with the unit. This unit comes in two floor. Looking good. I'm so excited with my new studio.

Anyone want work as studio manager? Email us at hire@whitestudio.my

Brand New White Studio Malaysia in Kelana Jaya

December is a month of joy and happiness. In conjunction of our upcoming second studio, we at White Studio Malaysia would like to share with all of you a sneak peak of our second studio (3000 ++ sqft), which is will be located in the heart of Kelana Jaya, PJ.

Tentative launch : Mid of January 201

Our current studio which is located at Cheras Selatan will be our HQ and still open for rental as usual. Stay tuned for our special promotion for photographer & business owner.

We are expanding and looking for a team player to grow together, Send your resume to HIRE@WHITESTUDIO.MY

Job available :
- Studio admin
- Studio manager
- Sales executive
- Marketing executive 

Taurus Energy Drink is Halal Energy Drink!

As a photographer, video producer and busines owner myself, I do need stay energized 24 hours. Driving all day long can very tiring and my favourite energy drink so far is Taurus Energy.

TAURUS Energy Drink is a carbonated beverage that is specially formulated to provide energy for everyone. TAURUS Energy Drink is not only help you improve your energy but it also help you to focus more and be productive.

If you always busy like me, you definitely have to grab 1-2 can of TAURUS Energy Drink per day as your on-the-go energy booster. Remember, you only need a maximum of 2 cans per day as the content of TAURUS Energy Drink is already carefully measured by their makers to help our body rejuvenate and power up after tiring activities so drink up wisely!

Recently I had opportunity to join Taurus and some other fellow blogger to play laser tag at Laser Battle, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. Have you ever imagine how tiring it was when you have 3 games in a row? Lucky they do have TAURUS Energy Drink ready for us to improve our services.

Made in Malaysia, TAURUS Energy Drink contains Carbonated Water, Sucrose, Dextrose, Citric Acid, Taurine, Caffeine, Inositol, Vitamins (B3, B6), Other Color (E102, E110), E211, E202. Not only that, TAURUS Energy Drink has been certified halal by Jakim Malaysia (JAKIM / (S) / (22.00) / 492/2 / 1004-06 / 2014).

TAURUS Energy Drink contains:
0.4% Taurine 0.032%
Caffeine 0.0006%
Vitamin B2 0.002%
Vitamin B5 0.024%
Inositol 0.24%
Glucuronolactone

CAFFEINE : Due to its well-known stimulating effects, caffeine also has an influence on breathing and on the ability of the cardiac muscles to contract, as well as the heart rate ? it has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system and speeds up cardiac activity. Caffeine has a stimulating effect on the organism and ensures adrenaline release, so that more glycogen (energy reserves) and fats can be absorbed. Caffeine leads to stimulation of the metabolism and of blood pressure.

TAURINE : Taurine is a non-essential amino acid, which can be produced by the body with the help of cysteine. Taurine is important in the development of the central nervous system and the regulation of fluids in the body?s cells. Furthermore, taurine has been attributed partial protective functions for cell membranes and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that drinks containing taurine can furthermore significantly prolong the duration of their impact at a higher level of intensity. In combination with caffeine, taurine can have a stimulating and invigorating effect. Taurine improves and/or regenerates muscle tone and has a detoxifying effect. 

VITAMIN B5 / PANTOTHEN ACID : Vitamin B5 (pantothen acid) supports metabolism of carbohydrates as well as the breakdown of fats and thus ensures the extraction of energy from foodstuffs.

VITAMIN B2 / RIBOFLAVIN : Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is among other things important for control of breathing. At the same time, it takes over functions for energy metabolism, in particular for metabolising fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

INOSITOL : Inositol is a type of Vitamin B, an active ingredient for living cells. Inositol is considered to be a factor in growth and is also responsible for reducing fat deposits, in that it aids in the combustion of fats by ensuring the export of fatty acids to the liver, where they can be converted into energy.

GLUCURONOLACTON : Glucuronolacton is a substance naturally produced by the body (similar to sugar) and has an important detoxifying function for the body. It is produced in the liver from glucose and combines with harmful substances so as to produce a detoxification reaction, i.e. breaking down harmful substances which are produced by bodily exertion.

TAURUS Energy Drink is not suitable to be drunk by pregnant and breastfeeding, aged under 16, who have an allergy to caffeine, cardiovascular patients, and when doing strenuous sports activities. TAURUS Energy Drink is also not advisable to drink more than two cans a day out!

Do you know that TAURUS Energy Drink can be more than just a drink? These two lovely cake do have Taurus as ingredient. Taurus Brownies and Taurus Cupcake.

You can instantly get the TAURUS Energy Drink is in any 7-Eleven nearby. The original price is RM4.80 only!

Stay energized only with TAURUS ENERGY DRINK!
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