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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Simple Steps to Reduce Risk of HFMD Infection


Hand foot and mouth disease, also known as HFMD is most common among babies and children under the age of five. However, it is possible for older children and adults to be affected by HFMD as well1. Hence, it is extremely vital to stay clean whenever possible, and one of the simplest ways to do so is using the Antabax auxiliary range.


In Malaysia, this disease has affected many families and communities significantly with 35,886 HFMD incidents reported from January until July this year nationwide2.

Antabax, Malaysia’s number 1 Halal antibacterial personal care range, has an auxiliary range that comprises of a terrific trio of pocket-sized Antabax Antibacterial Cleansing Wipes, Instant Hand Sanitizer and Hand Sanitizer Spray. These handy cleansing essentials can help reduce the risk of HFMD infecting children and infants.


Product Usage
HFMD is a communicable disease that spreads through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, blister fluid and faeces of an infected child3. But, it can also spread indirectly through infected surfaces. It is best to sanitize frequently touched items at home or shared public equipment. Among those are the children’s water bottle, door knobs or baby chairs. Wipe them down with Antabax Antibacterial Wipes, freeing it from 99.9% of germs.


It was also recently discovered that the HFMD outbreak that started in Penang originated from supermarket trolley handlebars4. With ease and for peace of mind, use Antabax Hand Sanitizer Spray onto trolley handlebars and wipe it off with a clean tissue. It is also handy when sanitizing toys, schooling equipment’s like pencil case that may have been in contact with other children. It also does wonders when used on public toilet seats and train or bus handles for daily commute. My sons also like to use this hand sanitizer spray.


Our hands will always seem clean because germs are not visible to the naked eyes. It is important for parents to sanitize their hands after making contact with other people or public equipment before handling their children for precautionary measures. Let Antabax Gel Sanitizer do all the dirty work! Squeeze enough on your palm and rub it between hands and fingers as a thorough cleanse from germs, especially when soap and water is not available. I do keep the Antabax Gel Sanitizer inside my car, for the convenient to use as usual my kids will be using it after school.


The Antabax antibacterial range provides 24-hour protection and kills up to 99.9% of harmful germs. Formulated with skin vitamins and Aloe Vera to keep skin healthy and moisturized, its Derma Protect System contains Micro Moisture Serum to leave hands soft, smooth and healthy. Dermatologically tested to be gentle on the most delicate skin, the range is suitable for daily use.


Using Antabax gives all the family peace of mind because it is brand certified Halal by JAKIM.

Good hygiene practice starts from home. Together we can educate our children on its importance to help reduce the risk of your children infected by HFMD with Antabax.
For more information and tips on how to reduce the risk of being infected by HFMD, head to Antabax Facebook page, fb.com/NewAntabax or visit Antabax Instagtam @antabax for
continuous update.

1 https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-outbreak-in-malaysia-6-things-you-need-to-know-about 
 2 https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/rise-in-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-all-malaysia-states-except-sarawak 
 3 https://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/transmission.html 
4 https://www.prosyscom.tech/category/blog/


About Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd

Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd (Lam Soon) has been an established manufacturer of edible foods, household and personal care products in Malaysia since the 1950s. In the household and personal care category, their selection of quality products include May personal care range, Fruitale FairWhite UV soap, shower and olive oil range, Antabax antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, medicated powder and cleansing wipes, Orchid feminine wash range, ZIP homecare product range of dishwashing liquid, floor cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, powder and cream cleanser, Labour dishwashing liquid and paste, and Bio-home multipurpose cleanser and dishwashing liquid range.

As a renowned and trusted household brand among consumers, Lam Soon is dedicated to producing quality products for a healthier lifestyle and cleaner homes.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The New Revolution on 11street

11street's CEO, CHEONG Chia Chou also shared insights on the 8 key focus areas that the online marketplace will be focusing on in the near future.

11street (www.11street.my), one of the leading online marketplaces in Malaysia, is seeing a new revolution that will further enhance the user shopping experience and make significant contributions to the digital economy in Malaysia. This transformation comes on the heels of a strategic partnership between 11street and PUC Ventures Sdn Bhd. This partnership aims to tap into a broader digital world with the ease of integration and interoperability across platforms that cater to the country’s growing e-commerce sector.


Over the years, the Malaysian digital economy has witnessed an exponential growth with a total of 25 million internet users out of a 32 million total population. Presently, there are 15.2 million online shoppers in Malaysia who spend an average of RM321.15 annually. However, the online shopping user penetration rate is expected to rise from 51.4% in 2018 to 63.0% in 2022. To add to that, the e-commerce industry revenue is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2018 - 2022) of 17.9%, resulting in a market volume of over a trillion by 2022.
CEO of 11street, CHEONG Chia Chou said: “As everything in our world becomes digitalised, there is a need for a stronger e-commerce ecosystem where a customer’s physical digital journey can be fully integrated. Businesses are pushed to ride the wave of this rapid industry expansion to ultimately grow their businesses at a larger scale for better profitability and presence. The online marketplace in Malaysia can certainly be expected to grow at a swift speed in the coming years and the revamped 11street is reiterating our commitment to further contributing to the digital segment in our future plans.”


Upgrading the online shopping experience is more pertinent than ever with the growing user penetration and an internet penetration of 85.7% amongst Malaysians. 11street’s goal is to create a seamless and integrated customer shopping experience as well as to emphasise business development for their sellers that will increase their capability and capacity of running their businesses. Some of 11street’s key focus areas for the near future include:


* Payment Options
As we move towards the cashless payment trend in Malaysia, more and more users are preferring online transfer and credit or debit cards as a payment method when shopping online. The revamped 11street will be implementing a variety of payment options including e-wallet services such as Boost and Presto that are both seamless and convenient to use.



* Shopper Experience
To better enhance the site experience and address customers’ concerns in a timely manner, 11street will be rolling out a live chat function with in-house customer service for shoppers.

* Logistics
As with any online business, logistics are a crucial aspect of ensuring an ecommerce business runs smoothly. 11street aims to help their sellers enhance their business operations to improve the speed, cost and quality of their product deliveries.

* Mobile App
11street will be introducing a new user-friendly mobile app with minimal hassle to make purchases with the growing array of payment options enabled within the app. The online marketplace is also looking into setting up an influencer and celebrity store that comes with product reviews for a holistic shopper experience.

* O2O Commerce
11street will also enable convenient e-voucher sales management for sellers as well as consumer-friendly and innovative methods of purchasing products online which include QR code purchases and redemption.

* Official Stores
The online marketplace will also be re-launching official stores with enhanced features, look and feel to promote authenticity as well as supporting their sellers with after-sale service to draw in long-term customers.

* Micro Social influencers
This added feature will boost promotional outcomes and create an effective promotion and rewards channel for sellers and businesses by leveraging on the community of micro social influencers.

* Global Trade
11street will support their sellers by taking measures to evolve into a hub for overseas buying and selling through cross border trade which will boost SME growth while introducing these sellers to a world of opportunities.


CHEONG said: “We are really looking forward to the next phase of our growth and transformation as it focuses on continuously providing more benefits to both our customers and sellers. We want our customers to have the best possible experience when shopping with us and purchasing from highly efficient and trusted merchants. We are also dedicated to providing support to local sellers through development programs and upgrades to our system that will make running their businesses even smoother. This is a significant beginning for us and we’re excited to explore and push boundaries in e-commerce to better contribute to our digital economy.”


11street is kicking off their next phase with the launch of their Sayangi Malaysia campaign that promises exclusive deals and awesome giveaways from August 6 to September 30. With the support of brands such as Abbott, Chicco, Dale & Cecil, Dettol, Mamy Poko, Mead Johnson, Nestle, Samsung, Senheng, Skechers, Super and Watsons, 11street customers can look forward to
buy 1 free 1 deals and flash deals below RM61 on the online marketplace. Shoppers also have the benefit of product discounts of up to 88% and free shipping for all. 11street is also offering customers fantastic holiday and travel deals that are not to be missed out on. Visit www.11street.my to find out more.

About 11street (www.11street.my)
11street is a trustworthy and convenient online marketplace that offers a great variety of products at competitive prices. It strives to revolutionise consumer’s online shopping experience by making it more personalised and engaging. 11street has a diverse selection of product categories which are tagged on Fashion, Electronics, Groceries, Health & Beauty, Kids & Baby, Leisure & Sports, Home & Living, and Books & Services including e-vouchers. 11street is also an optimised marketplace where its merchandising ecosystem, education, and training programs can fully support sellers regardless of the size of their business. Established in Korea since 2008, 11street is now one of the top global e-commerce marketplaces with 400,000 sellers serving over 30million consumers worldwide. 11street in Malaysia is operated by Celcom Planet Sdn. Bhd. – a joint venture between Axiata Digital Services Sdn. Bhd., SK Planet Ltd, and PUC Ventures Sdn. Bhd. For more information, visit www.11street.my


About PUC Ventures Sdn Bhd
Established on 13 April 2018, PUC Ventures Sdn Bhd (“PUCV”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PUC Berhad ("PUC"). As an investment holding company, PUCV identifies opportunities through the investment or acquisition of equity interests with strategic alliances or joint ventures. PUCV’s target segments are companies which are primarily engaged in electronic commerce (“eCommerce”) businesses, electronic payment services, financial services, technological services, and related businesses which are synergistic and complementary to the existing businesses of PUC and its subsidiaries.


About Axiata Digital
Axiata Digital Services (Axiata Digital), the digital services arm of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), was established to support the increasingly digital lifestyle of Axiata consumers. In four years, this portfolio now consists of 18 digital brands focused on digital financial services (e-wallets, remittance, micro-insurance and micro-lending), digital advertising and platform services focused on API’s (Application Programming Interface) among which are Apigate, Boost, ada, BIMA, 11street and StoreKing. For more information, please visit www.axiatadigital.com.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hair Dye That Doesn't Damage

Independence Without Consequences
One of the best methods to symbolize your independence from the status quo is to dye your hair. Whether you want to show off your eccentric side and go for hues of blue or purple, or you want to stick with an earthier shade of red, brown, or blond, dyeing your hair can lead to problems. Too often, the harsh dyes that are used in typical salons can damage your hair over time. As you grow older, you want as healthy hair as you can manage to prevent hair loss and decay. As such, you may choose to forego the fun and freeing passage of dyeing your hair. However, there is a method available that doesn't come with the same repercussions as standard hair dyeing chemicals give.

The Power Of Nature
Henna is a herb that can be used to dye your hair a myriad of different colors. Because it's a plant and not a chemical, it actually does the opposite of damaging your hair. By utilizing botanical hair care, you can experience not only changing up your hair color at your whim, but you can also help keep it healthy.

Essentially, there are two versions of henna. The standard henna can help you dye your hair without damaging it. There's an even better version of henna, however, that can do more than just that. Lustrous henna can actually strengthen and nourish your hair. More than that, it provides UV protection, so your hair won't be bleached out by the sun. This is especially important for those who want to dye their hair a certain color in the summer but soon find the shade bleached out due to the UV rays. Lustrous henna also conditions your hair instead of drying it out and turning it brittle like many of the harsh chemicals used in hair dye does. Since additional herbs are used with Lustrous Henna, they all work together to prevent hair loss and keep your hair vibrant.

Simple Steps to Reduce Risk of HFMD Infection

Hand foot and mouth disease, also known as HFMD is most common among babies and children under the age of five. However, it is possible...