Hiking: Bukit Saga, Ampang

While there are parts of Ampang’s Bukit Saga or Saga Hill, that are quiet and unspoilt, other parts can feel overly tended and less than natural. Still Bukit Saga is beloved by the community it serves. And the community loves it straight back.

There are many routes to choose from, which start from various sides of the hill. Saga Hill refers to the hilltop nearest the small town of Taman Saga, where the starting point is. Before you are considering Saga Hill, I strongly suggest wear a pair of proper hiking shoe and prepare a hiking stick for this hill.

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Saga Hill is a great hike for nature lovers. Mildly challenging trails that will work up a bit of a sweat. Many trails to choose from so be aware of your route or hike with someone experienced and knows the trails. Nice waterfall that will help cool you down.

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Once you have reached the peak of Bukit Saga, you may proceed further to reach the roundabout that will lead you to the Hilltop & Waterfall trail. We decided to take the waterfall trail instead of the hilltop. The Hilltop trail is very popular with hikers who are doing their trainings for mountain trekking.

Overall, it was a challenging trail for a beginner but with perseverance and persistence, it was worth it especially the satisfaction of reaching the waterfall. Would recommend everyone to at least have a go at Bukit Saga. As there seems to be some people who are maintaining the trail there, the area is well kept and very clean. Even the waterfall area is rubbish free allowing hikers to just enjoy the natural beauty.

The residents (many of which are more senior and like to climb every day) apparently prefer that climbers don’t park too near their houses, so the suggested parking space is a small park in front of a kindergarten (I think). From there, Saga Hill is clearly visible.

Flower Chimp Secured MYR 6 Million Funding Following Success Across Southeast Asia

Founders Set to Expand Business in Singapore by the second half of August 2018.

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KUALA LUMPUR, 15 August 2018 – “Say it with flowers!” Creating moments of love by sending flowers to your loved ones has gotten so much easier as the flower delivery industry booms with the growth of e-commerce worldwide. Imagine selecting your favourite bouquet and arranging for delivery as simple as a few clicks away.

From birthday bouquets to congratulatory flower stands, special messages on Valentine’s and Mothers’ Day, Flower Chimp caters to all your blooming needs from as low as MYR89. Ahead of its competitors, Flower Chimp offers a nationwide network which covers more than 80 districts across Malaysia, including in Sabah and Sarawak. Such wide coverage makes the platform the preferred online florist among consumers who enjoy further benefits with its free delivery on all orders at no minimum spend. Consumers can also arrange for the same day delivery for any orders made before 1 pm to surprise their loved ones.

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“Despite being a new player in the flower delivery business, Flower Chimp has grown into a household name in this industry. In less than two years, we became the No 1 choice in the online flower delivery service in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines recording five (5) times growth compared to last year,” said Maximilian Lotz, Founder of Flower Chimp.

Following its promising performance in the online florist service, Flower Chimp has recently secured an investment of MYR 6 million from its investors including Asia Venture Group (AVG), a private company that sees the promising potential Flower Chimp offers through its unique business model and marketing strategies. The same company has also invested in iMoney, Happy Fresh and iPrice.  “We aim to expand our reach to a new market in Singapore by the second half of August 2018, and other countries in Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong by 2019,” Lotz added.

Self-taught in the flower business, Lotz and partner/Chief Operating Officer, Niklas Frassa plan to utilize the funds received to strengthen their footprint in Indonesia and the Philippines and improve their technical infrastructure to offer better benefits to their customers with smart features including live order tracking. “At the same time, we conduct our market research to come up with new products and promotions regularly to entice our customers to return to find what they are looking for,” said Frassa.

Elaborating further, Frassa said, “With the power of online marketing and social media, we aim to enhance our branding and become the top-of-mind for our customers to look forward to as they become more tech-savvy every day. We are confident that in the next twelve (12) months; from Q4 2018 to Q4 2019, Flower Chimp will grow three (3) times over with contributions from all four major markets namely Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines”.

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Malaysia’s Biggest 24-Hour Bookstore

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BookXcess, the owner of a chain of bookshop and organiser of the Big Bad Wolf (BBW) book festival, made history when it launched the first 24-hour bookshop in the country.

Located at the scenic Tamarind Square, the new BookXcess branch is believed to be the largest in the country, covering a massive area of 37,000 sq ft. Over 500,000 books on numerous topics, with discount rates of between 50 and 80 per cent which are lower than the market price, are being offered.

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Its chief product officer, Yujeen Chua, said with the opening of the outlet last Tuesday they hoped to attract people from various walks of life, especially university students in Cyberjaya, Putrajaya and nearby areas.

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“The scenic landscape was chosen to provide a haven for readers to escape from the hustle bustle of the city and gain inspiration.

“Although located far from the Klang Valley area, the low prices are expected to attract book lovers from the Klang Valley, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka,” he said at the launch of the outlet.

The bookshop with free WiFi access also has a cafe and provides space for customers to work, read, as well as conduct arts and craft classes and colouring contests.

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BookXcess, which first opened its outlet in Amcorp Mall in 2006, now has stands out proudly with seven branches in shopping malls such as Starling Mall in Damansara, Fahrenheit 88 (Bukit Bintang) and 1Utama (Petaling Jaya.

– BERNAMA