Arthur Guinness Projects Launch
Guinness launched their Arthur Guinness Projects (AGP) on 18 March 2014 at Publika in Kuala Lumpur. AGP was formerly known as the Arthur Guinness Fund which was first run in partnership with British Council Malaysia back in 2012 and saw the first 6 Malaysian social entrepreneurs receive more than RM 240,000 in funding, including mentoring and business support. The renamed AGP is designed to champion and celebrate people whose ideas, passion and spirit are enhancing and shaping our culture and identity.
The launch saw over 200 people in attendance to witness and participate in “Buy with Heart”, the first AGP social enterprise Marketplace held in Publika where consumers could learn more, as well as purchase social enterprise products and services. The event also marked the kick off to Wave 2 of the Malaysian Arthur Guinness Projects which is organized in partnership with British Council Malaysia.
“You can create social impact through what you eat, drink and wear; through your landscaping, home improvement, business development services you choose; and the gifts you buy and give. That’s what we wanted showcase here today. We wanted to inspire people to do their bit for the community even through their purchasing decisions, as it can contribute significantly in impacting positive social change in their communities.” said Bruce Dallas, Marketing Director of Guinness Anchor Berhad. “The Arthur Guinness Projects exists to inspire people to do more with their lives and champion those who choose roll up their sleeves and make a change like our social entrepreneurs here today. Every small deed can make a big difference”, he continued.
The event showcased 4 social ventures that received funding from the Arthur Guinness Projects – British Council “Entrepreneurs for Good” Wave 1 program. “The program has inspired us to contribute towards the community in ways initially unimaginable. It has created a brilliant platform for people to come forward and grab the opportunity to turn aspirations into ideas and ideas into reality.” said Rashvin from Biji Biji Initiative.
“The Arthur Guinness Projects – British Council’s Entrepreneurs for Good program offers skills training and mentoring, along with access to UK expertise, peer networks and start-up funding. So through the program we are supporting social entrepreneurs in making positive changes in their communities. In Wave 1, in partnership with the Arthur Guinness Projects we engaged with a network of very talented and passionate social entrepreneurs who grew their businesses, created employment opportunities and had a positive impact on their beneficiaries. We are really delighted to be continuing that partnership as we launch Wave 2 now, aiming to reach even more people. We are looking forward to meeting that next cohort of social entrepreneurs and supporting them to make a positive change”, said Gavin Anderson, Country Director of British Council.
The highlight of the evening was the Dutch auction where several one of a kind, up-cycled products from social enterprise Biji Biji Initiative were auctioned off including a pallet coffee table, bike wheel clock and the bottle bedside lamp (see the photos below).
If you’re keen to get your hands on some of these items you can head over to http://www.arthurguinnessprojects.com.my and see how you can BID for your favourite items online.
The Arthur Guinness Project works in partnership with British Council Malaysia here in Malaysia, and Wave 2 of the program will see another 6 local social projects awarded with funding as well as mentoring and business support. An expert panel will be looking for projects that will inspire people across Malaysia; those that deliver on innovation, creativity, achievability, as well as cultural and social good.
The general public will be able to vote online for the projects that they believe can truly make a difference in the Malaysian community. Voting begins early May to 23rd of May 2014 at http://www.britishcouncil.my/social-enterprise-wave-two
“Arthur Guinness Projects is inspired by our founder, Arthur Guinness. He was a true visionary, one of the original innovators who, along with many generations of the GUINNESS family, made many varied philanthropic gestures. The Arthur Guinness Project is the continuation of this philanthropic mindset and truly demonstrates how Guinness is Made Of More,” said Bruce Dallas.
As part of Guinness Malaysia’s continuous effort to build and support Malaysian social entrepreneurs, RM0.50 cents for every glass of Guinness® purchased at participating outlets nationwide throughout the month of May will go to the Arthur Guinness Projects to continue to fund, support and train future entrepreneurs.
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Impiana KLCC Hotel – April Promotions
Tonka Bean Café
International Buffet Lunch
The International Buffet Lunch from Monday to Friday at 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm only at RM68.00++ per person and 50% off for child 6-12 years old and children below 6 years old eats for FREE!
Psst! There are Baskin Robbins ice creams in the dessert section!
There will be fun-filled activities, clown & Easter bunny appearance, face & egg painting, cup cakes decorating and complimentary family snapshot.
The Easter Hi Tea on Sunday, 20 April 2014 from 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm only at RM78.00++ per person and 50% off for child 6-12 years old and children below 6 years old eats for FREE!
Visit Culinary Malaysia Buffet Dinner
The buffet will feature dishes such as the Roast Beef Platter with Sauce Remoulade, Smoked Spanish Mackerels with Lime and Chili Dressing, Norwegian Baked Fish with Lemon Butter and Pineapple Salsa, Oven Roasted Vegetable with Herb Butter, Wok fried Prawns in Black Pepper Sauce, Udang Masak Lemak Nenas, Tandoori Chicken with Plain Yoghurt and many more!
Available from Monday to Saturday starting 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm only at RM98.00++ per person and 50% off for child 6-12 years old and children below 6 years old eats for FREE!
Contact: 03 2147 1111 ext 3034.
Evening Impiana Tea daily from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm only at RM25.00++ per person and RM40.00++ for 2 persons inclusive of a pot of Dilmah tea or coffee.
Contact: 03 2147 1111 ext 3027.
Wine of the Month- STILL & SPARKLING WINE
Wine Of The Month – Still & Sparkling Wine at OSWEGO daily from 5.00 pm to 1.00 am. Torres Sangre de Toro & Torres Vina Sol only at RM35.00++ per glass and Santa Digna Estelado Rose only at RM45.00++ per glass.
Contact: 03 2147 1111 ext 3634.
Go for a dip or just enjoy chilling and relaxing with KLCC Tower view right in front of you while sipping on a Fresh Coconut or Healthy Mocktail at the Poolside Bar! Daily from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm only at RM12.00++ each.
Contact: 03 2147 1111 ext 3625.
Cedar On 15
Carvery Business Lunch
Cedar on 15 – one of my fav dining spots in KL city and they have a bunch of promotions in April. You can read about my previous review here – https://timchew.net/2014/02/06/romantic-dining-spots-cedar-on-15/
Exquisite Carvery Lunch from Monday to Friday at 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm only at RM55.00++ per person. The meal includes the soup of the day, appetizers, main dishes with two carvery items and deserts.
Happy Hour 1+1
Happy Hours special 1+1 promo at CEDAR ON 15 happens from Monday to Saturday at 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm, while there are special all night long drinks on Sundays from RM45.00++ per glass.
Special Thursday nights for ladies to unwind with FREE flow of selected mixologist cocktails all night long (5.00pm to 2.00am).
Aussie Beef at It’s Best
Especially for meat lovers this April with the limited period promotion only, enjoy daily dose of tender juicy beef at CEDAR ON 15 only from RM58.00++ per serving.
Contact: 03 2147 1111 ext 3711
Relax, rejuvenate and rediscover at Swasana Spa and make the most of the exciting April 2014 offer that blends pure pampering with blissful relaxation and everything in between with the “Essential Indulgence” spa package. Spend RM300 and above to enjoy a 20% off on the second treatment!
Contact: 03 2147 1111 ext 3333
For more info on Impiana KLCC Hotel
Toll-free: 1800 883 100
Impiana KLCC Hotel is located at
13, Jalan Pinang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Putrajaya Marriott Hotel & Spa – April Promotions
Hot & Sizzling at Tuscany
Tuscany Italian Restaurant has some special dishes prepared by Chef Din:
– Angus Filet Mignon with parmesan polenta, sautéed asparagus and morel sauce.
– Baked Atlantic Black Cod with bean puree, braised mushrooms with angel hair, honey spice barbecue sauce and pistachios.
The “Hot & Sizzling” promotion is available daily from 01 – 30 April 2014 through an A’ la carte menu from RM85++ per portion onwards. Tuscany Italian Restaurant’s operating hours are Monday to Saturday from 11:30am to 2:30pm for Lunch and 6:30pm to 10:00pm for Dinner, closed on Sunday.
For more info, head over to www.tuscanyrestaurant.com.my
Summer Palace – Chef Low’s Seafood Signatures
Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant’s catch of the month is a selection of seafood with Chef Low’s signature dishes such as Baked Jumbo Tiger Prawns with Golden Garlic Sauce, Sautéed Hotategai with US Asparagus & Pick Peppercorn Sauce and many more!
The “Chef Low’s Seafood Signatures” promotion is available during lunch and dinner time from 1 – 30 April 2014 through an A’ la carte menu priced at RM28++ per portion onwards.
Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant’s operating hours are daily from 11:30am to 2:30pm for Lunch and 6:30pm to 10:00pm for Dinner.
For more info, head over to http://www.summerpalacerestaurant.com.my
A Touch of Spice at Midori
At Midori Japanese Restaurant, Chef Fauzi has revisited the traditional sauces that are served with Japanese dishes and the result is a magical touch of spice, and a fantasy of flavours. Experience the sensation of spices with a number of delicious dishes such as EBI CHIRI AGE (deep-fried prawn with herb mayo), and SHICHIMI SHAKE MAKI (seven-spice salmon maki).
The “A Touch of Spice” promotion is available during lunch and dinner time from 01 – 30 April 2014 through an A’ la carte menu priced at RM30++ per portion onwards.
Midori Japanese Restaurant’s operating hours are daily from 11:30am to 2:30pm for Lunch and 6:30pm to 10:00pm for Dinner.
For more info, head over to http://www.midorirestaurant.com.my
Putrajaya Marriot Hotel is located at:
IOI Resort City,
62502 Sepang Utara,
Photo credits: Guinness Anchor Berhad, Impiana KLCC Hotel, and Putrajaya Marriot Hotel