Friday, 29 December 2017

KSP Forecasts 200 Thousand Users For The MPay Negaraku Mastercard.


Sometime in November, I talked about the introduction of the MPay Prepaid Mastercard which was a collaboration between Kelab Sahabat Persaudaraan and Managepay Systems Berhad.

Now, a month or so later...

The Collaboration between both parties has reached another milestone in their effort to reduce the burden of the less fortunate in our community.

27th December 2017 - KSP has managed to round up more than 20 Non-Governmental Organizations with a total strength of roughly 12 thousand members to join forces in making Program Sahabat Negaraku a reality.



You may be wondering what this entails right? well it's very simple...

Under the program there are numerous activities that are scheduled to take place, beginning with the MPay Negaraku Mastercard.
The program is also aimed towards a collective goal of uniting NGO's in line with its vision of Negaraku by hosting programs and activities for all communities.

Kelab Sahabat Negaraku and Managepay Systems Berhad have forcasted an initial sum of 200 thousand users for the Mpay Negaraku Mastercard. Kicking of this initiative with the members of the NGO's themselves. The card will be making it's debut in the state of Selangor and Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur respectively with the help of the NGO's in attendance as well leaders from each areas political parties.


What role do the NGO's play as part of the program?

As for the NGO's on the other hand, they actually play a very important role in gaining the the all out support of the ruling party and government to pursue the ultimate goal of receiving the initial funding to offset the sign-up costs of those who take part in the program.


Why is this card so different from any other discount card out there?

The MPay Negaraku Mastercard in itself acts as a form of  digital subsistence that allows it's users to acquire products and services at a discounted / cheaper rate. The card does not limit it's use to jsut products and or services, the card holder will also be empowered the same as all other card holders. You can enjoy online shopping, movies, theme parks and also have the ability to do funds transfer and other such transactions.

What's even more interesting is that MPay will do its best to provide users with monthly promotions on selected items so that we as the consumers are able to leverage even more on savings.


The MPay Negaraku Prepaid Mastercard is due to be launched in early 2018.
Today, KSP and Manage Pay have already accrued quite a number of NGO's to the program.

I for one am looking forward to see this program in action! It's not everyday that you see people taking an initiative to help those in need without thinking about profitability... 

If you would like to find out more pertaining to the MPay Negaraku Prepaid Mastercard Program, you may refer to the following:

Kelab Sahabat Persaudaraan
Pn Farina Abd Razak : 017-3921711
KSP Media Unit: 
Metts Mohd Nor : 019-3660168
Email : mediasp.ksp@gmail.com
www.sahabatpersaudaraan.org

Managepay System Berhad
Ms Tan Cjia Wei : 016-2337678
Email : chiawei.tan@mpsb.net


Friday, 22 December 2017

A Day In The Life Of A Naval Officer - A Day With The Royal Malaysian Navy.


As a child I had always dreamed of joining the Malaysian Armed Forces, regardless of weather it was Army, Air Force or the Navy. Unfortunately as the saying goes, "God knows best". So those dreams never did materialize. 

I'm proud to still be wearing a uniform in a totally different scope of duty. #MCDF rocks!!!

Anyway, about a week or so ago...


I received an invite to join the Royal Malaysian Navy - Day with the Media event. 
This event was held by the Royal Malaysian Navy to create an awareness about the life and duties of a Naval Officer.

Today we were going to be the first few people to set foot on the Navy's brand new state of the art training vessel, The "Kapal Latihan GAGAH SAMUDERA 271" !!!. This vessel is not only state of the art but it is also the first Naval Ship to be commissioned to fulfill the Navy's and Naval Officers training at sea.

GAGAH SAMUDERA was delivered to the Royal Malaysian Navy on the 1st of March 2017 and has already completed is Sea Worthy / Readiness course from the 30th of March till the 5th of May this year. This means that GAGAH SAMUDERA is ready to be put into active duty.

A Brief Overview of Kapal Latihan GAGAH SAMUDERA 271.

- The Ship spans 75.9 Meters from end to end.
- Weighs in a a whopping 1366 metric tonnes
- Is equipped with a Helipad
- KLGS is also capable of travelling 2500 nautical miles non stop at a pace of 12 knots or 14 days.

She also houses 45 crew members comprising of 8 Officers and 37 Crew members, as well as being able to accommodate an additional 60 recruits and 10 Training Officers.



What amazes me the most is the fact that this quaint training vessel is fully loaded with state of the art radar (Kelvin Hughes Sharp Eye S & X Band), navigation and communications as well as combat systems such as the MSI 30mm Cannon and close range combat firepower. It's simply jaw dropping!!!!




So what's it like being on a Naval Vessel for the first time? Well all i can say is this, If you ever have the opportunity to board one of these gentle giants of the sea.... DO NOT MISS IT!!!.
It's a once in a lifetime experience that serve as an eye opener into the lives of those we put trust in to ensure the safety of our country.

Over the years there has been a sort of STIGMA surrounding the Royal Malaysian Navy due to unruly remarks made by citizens regarding the Navy's duties and whereabouts during times of distress. Believe me, as the saying goes "empty vessels make the most noise".

My Personal Experience and Insight whilst aboard Kapal Latihan GAGAH SAMUDERA was AWESOME!!!!


Being able to sail with the men and women in white is not something that happens everyday, so obviously i was stoked. Aboard the vessel we were allowed full access to throughout the entire ship including the Command Deck. Whilst there we were introduced to their equipment and given a sneak peek into their revolutionary new radar and combat systems.

Watching each and every person on deck diligently carrying out their task was epic! The level of concentration and communication between them was out of this world (considering they had people from the media hovering around every corner).




Part of the days event was specifically to shed light on their routine (which is carried out on a daily basis) to ensure that each and everyone on board is ready for any circumstances that may arise while at sea.

One of the exercises  carried out was the Flood and / or Fire Readiness drill which is carried out at least twice daily (once during the day, and once during the night). This exercise is simulated with different scenarios with the aim to ensure every fire break out or hull breach can be isolated, contained and overcome within the shortest period of time.





Later that day we privileged to witness an emergency supply transfer between Kapal Latihan GAGAH SAMUDERA and Kapal Diraja LEDANG !

This joint exercise is one that is normally carried out at sea to aid or replenish goods aboard a partner vessel. You would think that this meant that both Navy vessels would be parked in the middle of the ocean whilst it's carried out right?

WRONG!!!!!

They literally  sail side by side while the entire exercise is being carried out! Talk about having great coordination. What's even more astounding is that they are able to communicate with the use of flags that signify morse code.





Wheeeewwww..... that was exhilarating .....

Just as i thought all the hype and excitement had ended, we were then brought down to the helo deck for a chance to handle some firearms.... HELL YEAHHH!!! I havent shot a gun in more than 7 years so of course I was super duper pumped with adrenaline.

These BIG BOY TOYS as i call them were the infamous Carbine M4 and the H&K P30.
Here's a brief rundown of what these are for those of your who dont know a thing about fire arms.

Carbine M4 :
- The Carbine M4 is the little brother of the M16 (shorter and lighter)
- Has a magazine capacity of 30 rounds
- Capable of mounting a M203 or M320 grenade launcher
- Has an effective range of 500meters with its 5.56mmx45mm Nato rounds. 

Heckler & Koch P30 :
- More widely used by the armed forces now compared to it's predecessor the Glock
- Magazine capacity of between 10 - 15 rounds depending on variant
- Has an effective range of about 50 meters

So yeah.... now you know...

I have shot firearms before but nothing prepared me for the kickback that came from the tiny beast (H&K P30), the first round that was fire almost caused the gun to hit me in the head! LOL!...





Such was the story of this Kementah Reject (ME! Hahaha...)

As the day drew to a close we decided to take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy it while it lasted. The Officers, Crew and everyone on board were a crazy bunch and i must say it was an experience like no other!




Today is the day that many of us were humbled by the sheer commitment and discipline that is required to be a Navy Officer / Navy Personnel, it may seem like all fun and games to us but these are the men and women who would give their lives to protect their people and their country.

I for one, have the highest level of respect for the armed forces and utmost gratitude for their willingness and sacrifice. Aptly too is their Motto - "Royal Malaysian Navy - Ready To Sacrifice" or in Bahasa Malaysia "Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia - Sedia Berkorban".

THANK YOU!!! Royal Malaysian Navy and The Navy People for this truly mesmerizing and unforgettable experience. I salute all of you on behalf of our Nation!

THE UNSUNG HEROES OF THE SEA!!!



If any of you would like to find out more about our Royal Malaysian Navy, you may refer to:

Website : www.navy.mil.my
Facebook : Royal Malaysian Navy
Twitter : @tldm_rasmi
Instagram : @tldm_rasmi
Youtube : Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia


P/S : I am burnt but happy! I won my dream bag in the lucky draw during the Hi-Tea at Wisma Indah KD SAAS during the closing. YAHOOO!!!!

Monday, 18 December 2017

Usher In The Christmas Cheer at 1Mont Kiara!


The School holidays have started and the joy of Christmas is just around the corner. I'm sure many of us already have a great month planned out all the way to the New Year...

But... For those of you who haven't made any plans to usher in the festivities, why not come to 1 Mont Kiara.



1 Mont Kiara isn't only a centralised location for you to gather all your loved one's from near and far, it is also one of the best places to hang out.

Especially if you're a Food & Wine connesure because of outlets like The Barn where you cane dine and chill over some wine or drinks.


If booze isn't your cup of tea or if you plan on bringing along the kids, you need not worry because there's always great eateries around 1 Mont Kiara.

Take Bangkok House as an example, serving authentic thai cuisine to tantalise your taste buds. Everything from spicy Tomyam to the ever so sweet and savoury Desserts.


After a wonderful meal, you could always treat the young ones to some finger licking pastries at Pastry Ville. 

After All everyone loves to give in to their sweet tooth every once in a while right? ( Im guilty too... Lol).

No only that, with such a wide range of outlets. You dont need to limit yourself to just food and fizz. There's numerous other ways you can enjoy this holiday season ay 1 Mont Kiara.


Take for instance last weekend, on the 9th of December.
There was an awesome Christmas Rooftop Party held at 1 Mont Kiara to usher in the feeling of Christmas.


Not only were there fun and games, they even had a Jazz Band Showcase, A Christmas Costume Contest for Children and A Rooftop Movie Screening as well.
All attendees both young and old certainly enjoyed themselves, eye's lit up with the feeling of Christmas.





The kids were having so much fun that it made me wish that I was a lil kiddo once again... hehehe...

I remember when i was a kid, Mum used to take me to all the shopping centers to see their decorations and even meet Santa. Most famous mall at the time was Kerries, now better known as Plaza Ampang City.

So, if you're an adult that is still young at heart like me! LOL!
I strongly suggest you head on over to 1 Mont Kiara because the festivities have only just begun.

They have a wonderful agenda lined up all the way till Christmas.


Let's all head over to 1 Mont Kiara and share the spirit of Christmas together shall we?
Hope to see you there.

Happy Holidays!


To find out more, you can refer to their social media pages at :

1Mont Kiara Facebook

Saturday, 16 December 2017

SIMON VILHELMSEN TAKES POLE POSITION IN MOTO 1 - FIM Asia Supermoto Championship


KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 16 DECEMBER 2017 – The 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship – Malaysia completed its Qualifying and SuperChrono round with Denmark’s Simon Vilhelmsen taking pole position for Moto 1 tomorrow, followed by chart leader, United Kingdom’s Lewis Cornish and Malaysia’s Khairi Zakaria.

SuperChrono, a race between the top 6 qualifiers from the Qualifying round, witnessed a battle between top international riders that braved through the 800-metre tight track that consists of a double off-road section. With the circuit cleared from other riders, Simon, Lewis, Khairi, Trakarn, Habibullah and Naoto sped through the track without any obstacle.

Simon Vilhelmsen

Simon Vilhelmsen, fourth-ranking at the S1GP World Championship, attained the fastest lap time of 47.469 said that he was pleased with his performance today compared to the previous round in Singapore where he faced a persistent brake malfunction during the race.


“The weather here is different compared to the races in Europe. Having Lewis trailing closely behind was intense, but that motivated me to perform better. The Asian riders were also very professional, and the level of this championship is definitely on par with any international SuperMoto races.”

On the other hand, Lewis expressed his grief and disappointment to start the Moto 1 on second grid. He was merely 0.0021 seconds behind the Danish and acknowledged that his experience at the world championship has helped him to catapult his position at the final round.

“My ultimate focus will be on the overall championship title tomorrow. However, I will put on a good fight with Simon and hope to steal the pole position, which will be a strong factor in determining my chances of winning.”

Khairi Zakaria

Malaysia’s Khairi Zakaria had a slow start during the SuperChrono session but managed to increase his pace to secure the third grid position. The 2012 and 2013 champion also admitted that he had some difficulty riding due to swollen thighs caused by a crash during the Free Practice session yesterday.
“I am pleased with the result today, especially in this condition. Hopefully, the sky will be shady tomorrow as the weather was scorching this afternoon. I think this condition has affected many of us [riders], but I think that things will improve after four sessions [of races] today.”

“I know that all eyes are on me to steal the Asian Class title from Trakarn, and I will do my best just to relive my championship title once again.”

Simon Vilhelmsen will take pole position at Moto 1, followed by Lewis Cornish, Khairi Zakaria, Trakarn Thangthong, Muhd Habibullah and Naoto Takayama.

The 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship – Malaysia at Bukit Jalil will be streamed live on twenty3.tv from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.

For more information, visit www.supermotoasia.com.

FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship is organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd; promoted by Asia Supersports Group; sanctioned by FIM Asia and Automobile Association Malaysia; and supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia), Malay Mail, Kelab Blogger Ben Ashaari, and TX Sports.

Qualifying Result:
PosNo.NationalNameLapsBest TimeTotal Time
18GBRLEWIS CORNISH1047.60615:41.473
264DENSIMON VILHELMSEN647.7088:42.240
35THATRAKARN THANGTHONG2048.22719:37.990
432MASKHAIRI ZAKARIA1748.54319:11.380
51MASMUHD HABIBULLAH1648.68717:59.190
6300JPNNAOTO TAKAYAMA1248.81911:18.808
7101JPNTAKASHI SASAKI849.0927:56.704
82JPNMAKOTO ARAI1549.18615:51.831
997RUSARTEM TESLENKO2750.43825:09.394
1077SGPHASROY OSMAN1650.65821:24.646
117INAPEDRO WUNER1252.48415:37.608
1240TWNLEE WEI953.16510:41.605
13720TWNLIN CHIN PEI953.5998:58.898
1427CHNSUN TONG854.56812:48.198
15102HKGTSANG WAI KEI1954.74423:38.677

SuperChrono Result:
PosNo.NationalNameBest Lap Time
164DENSIMON VILHELMSEN47.469
28GBRLEWIS CORNISH47.490
332MASKHAIRI ZAKARIA48.014
45THATRAKARN THANGTHONG48.367
51MASMUHD HABIBULLAH48.604
6300JPNNAOTO TAKAYAMA48.680

Lewis Cornish
Trakarn Thangthong

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