|SPECIAL STORY| SEA Games 2017 in Malaysia With Traveloka

KL 2017

Can you believe it? It's August already and the 29th Southeast Asian Games is already happening! For the sixth time, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is again the host city for SEA Games. As a fellow Malaysian who was born in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, I couldn't have been prouder! The SEA Games brought together 4888 athletes from the 11 member countries of Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF) and kicked off on 19 August 2017. There will be 404 events held for a period of 11 days and everything will come to an end on the eve of Merdeka day, i.e. Malaysia's National day on 30 August 2017. This is after all 39 sports are held in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu and Kedah. 

KL 2017
Malaysia is going to be 60 soon!

With SEA Games 2017 (also known as Kuala Lumpur 2017) and National Day happening, this is practically the best time to travel to Malaysia. Not only you will get to enjoy Malaysia's best weather and the beautiful culture, you'd also get to watch a game or two when you're here. That's literally killing two birds with one stone! Not just that, when you're in Kuala Lumpur, you'll get to enjoy a huge 50% discount while you're travelling around using MRT, LRT, BRT and Monorail. This once-in-a-blue-moon discount is going to last until the 31st of August, i.e. the National Day itself and it is in conjunction with the launch of the newly built MRT. Come on, there's no better time to come to KL than this August 2017!

Now now, you know you're coming to KL, it's time to book a flight! Wait! Before you go Googling "cheap flights" and spend hours looking at random websites bringing up results that are neither economic nor up to par, I want to recommend my personal favourite: Traveloka. As the trip planner in my family, I hated my role the most. I used to spend hours after hours looking for the perfect flight because I had to go from one airline company's website to another's to compare their prices. This is also the most annoying part of the whole planning process. Until I learnt about Traveloka on TV.

Traveloka's website.

If you watch enough TV or actively follow the news, I'm sure you are not unfamiliar with the name, TRAVELOKA. It is not a trip planner, but it is the best thing every trip planner can hope for. Founded by Ferry Unardi, Traveloka is a fairly new travel website that has everything we need when we're planning a trip. It enables us to easily look for the cheapest flights and accommodations. Yes you heard me right, even accommodations too! Hence it doesn't matter whether you're flying into the country or just here from the other states for a few days' stay to catch KL 2017, Traveloka will surely come in handy.

When I first saw Traveloka's website, I was instantly attracted to its simple user interface. I've come across many other travel websites before and none of them is as straightforward as Traveloka. Some of them even only allow us to start with booking of Hotels before we can proceed to booking our air tickets (why you like that la). Traveloka doesn't have such restriction. Once entered from https://www.traveloka.com/en-my/, you can either start with 'Flight Tickets' or 'Hotels' by clicking the tabs under the banner (picture above). After that all you have to do is just key in the details required and you'll be directed to a search result page like this one below.

After keying in required details, you'll be directed to this page.

Traveloka actually pulled out all the flights available and have them all on display here!

It is the most convenient when a website like Traveloka helps me gather all the information I need for booking a flight. I can save a lot of money and time now because I can easily choose the cheapest flight by just searching on ONE website! At the moment, Traveloka is offering special deals and promotions for both flights and hotels during the SEA Games period. So remember the dates of the SEA Games that I told you above and book accordingly! You shall save lots of money and you can spend all of them on buying more Nasi Lemaks and Prawn Mees while you're in the country. By the way, those are the two most important food you MUST try while you're here.

Also the Gold Sponsor for KL 2017, Traveloka will have an on-ground booth that is organising interesting activities in the Bukit Jalil National Stadium. That's main venue where you would've seen our Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, King Muhammad V officiate the event and the Parade of Nations on 19 August. Feel free to pay a visit to the booth and speak to the people behind Traveloka. They'll surely be really happy to know that you booked your flight and/or hotel using their website/app!

Some of Traveloka partners which you can easily find on the website itself.

Here are some benefits of using Traveloka. I can totally testify to the most extensive search results one!

Enough said, there's only so much I can tell you with my words. Why not experience it yourself? You can either head over to Traveloka's website or just download the Traveloka app for FREE to start experiencing the ease of booking both your flight and hotel now:

This post is sponsored by Traveloka but all opinions are mine while the pictures and facts are taken from Google. Check out Traveloka on https://www.traveloka.com/en-my/. Please read my disclaimer here.

|EVENT STORY| All Pink: Sugao From Japan Is In Watsons Malaysia!

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Last week I went to Botanica Deli to take a look at Rhoto-Mentholatum Malaysia's latest brand, Sugao which is now available at selected Watsons outlets. June, who graciously extended an invitation to me, told me that we would be required to dress up in pink that day. When I first saw the word "PINK" I was like, 'yeah, alright, that shouldn't be an issue, I should have something in the wardrobe.' As I happily slid open the door and scanned my wardrobe, I realised I don't own any pink shirt/dress that's suitable for the event! The only pink I have is a polo T-shirt which would be deemed totally inappropriate. 😭

|EVENT STORY| Shop Beauty Products From Japan With Luxella.com!

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Facing the camera is Luxella.com's founder, Kaylee Lim.

After I came back from Japan, the only thing I regret not doing is bringing back as many beauty products as possible because I just realised a lot of them are not available at all in Malaysia! But what can I do? I won't be going back to Japan any time soon unless I learn how to grow money on trees. Luckily I found out about Luxella.com, an e-commerce beauty store with a focus on Japanese skincare and cosmetics (they ship to US, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Norway)!