Lazada “Online Revolution” & Nikka Whisky Cocktail Tasting at Marini’s on 57




If you’re one of those who enjoys online shopping then do take note of the huge online sale that’s happening tomorrow! I for one love buying stuff from reliable online sites such as Lazada as I like their return policy as well as the secure payment gateway that offers multiple platforms to pay including credit card and direct debit from your bank account as well as cash payment when your product is delivered. I’m also quite a fan of the discounts that I get from the site on most of the items.

Lazada shakes up the online marketplace with their “Online Revolution” – the biggest sale of the year in Southeast Asia, starting on 11 November 2014, which will see Lazada offering shoppers a month of sales, discounts and promotions with all the best deals at one site! Expect a wide range of products on offer, from mobiles, tablets and consumer electronics to fashion, household goods, toys, and sports equipment.

Lazada also makes shopping easy and safe by providing a fast, intuitive and secure online shopping experience. If you prefer shopping from your mobile, you can also do so with the Lazada smartphone app. For added convenience and peace of mind, Lazada offers the widest reach of delivery and cash-on-delivery service, so shoppers from all over Malaysia can buy now and pay only on arrival. Citibank customers within the Klang Valley may also shop online using their Citipoints.

Visit Lazada ( on 11 November 0214 as the Online Revolution launches with a day of mega sales featuring a flash sale every hour from 11.00am to 11.00pm, with discounts up to 82% off the hourly-promoted product. 

That’s not all as Lazada will also be giving away 3 pairs of Air Asia flight tickets to the top 3 spenders on 11 November 2014. The lucky winners may choose to fly to Koh Samui, Bandung, or Cambodia for free.



The fantastic daily deals continue on 12 November and there are special deals throughout the week:

MasterCard Monday – Enjoy 10% off when you pay with a MasterCard

Trendy Tuesday – Find great bargains on the hottest items in Fashion, Home & Living and Watches

WOW Wednesday – Go crazy with up to 70% off a bestseller item when you purchase with Lazada’s mobile app

Tech Thursday – Get tech-savvy with this steal on our latest technology gadgets and innovations

Flashsale Friday – It’s fastest fingers first every Friday for timed deals and steals. Ready, get set, click!

Wireless Weekends – Save money on-the-go with our mobile app exclusive sales on Cameras every weekend


Bargain hunters can also visit Lamido (, Lazada Group’s C-to-C online marketplace, for other deals.  Lamido is a buy and sell platform, empowering merchants and consumers with an easy way to conduct safe transactions.



Daily Specials – Enjoy the biggest 11 deals on 11 November, and thereafter 11 special daily deals until 22 November

Seller Promotions – Check out the Lamido homepage for huge seller promotions such as free shipping, storewide discounts and more

Competitions – Facebook fans can “like” daily deals and share it with friends to unlock a special item at the lowest price in the market. Consumers can participate in a treasure hunt on the site to find hidden treats in store.

Mobile App – Discover more fabulous daily offers for our Lamido mobile app users


Nikka Whisky Cocktail Tasting at Marini’s on 57




Headed over to Marini’s on 57 on 5 November 2014 for the Nikka Whisky Cocktail Tasting session featuring six (6) specially designed whisky cocktails only available on the night.

In 1918, Masataka Taketsuru embarked alone on a long voyage to Scotland to study chemistry at the University of Glasgow. He was the very first Japanese ever to study the art of whisky making and apprenticed at distilleries, learning first-hand from craftsmen and receiving training as a blender. In 1920 Masataka returned to Japan with Jessie Roberta (Rita), whom he had married earlier that year, and joined a company that aspired to make genuine whisky in Japan. He succeeded in producing Japan’s first whisky., however as Masataka’s vision of whisky was formed by his experience in Scotland, and he knew that the right environment was essential.

Thus to produce the whisky the way he wanted,  Masataka established Nikka Whisky in 1934, and built its first distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido. The distillery was rather inconveniently located, however Masataka considered to be the ideal site in Japan for whisky-making, similar in many ways to the Scottish town where he had studied. Rita stayed with Masataka and supported him in his whisky venture until her passing in 1961. Masataka passed on in 1979 and was buried together with his wife Rita in Yoichi making it quite a remarkable tale of whisky and love.

Today, Masataka’s legacy lives on through Nikka whisky which is internationally acclaimed and is distributed globally.

Nikka has two (2)  malt whisky distilleries, Yoichi and Miyagikyo. Yoichi produces rich, peaty and masculine malt. The whisky gets its distinct aroma and body from direct heating distillation, in which the pot stills are heated with finely powdered natural coal–the traditional method that is hardly ever used today, even in Scotland.

The Miyagikyo distillery on the other hand, is dedicated to the memory of Masataka’s wife and makes more delicate whiskies. The location was selected for whisky production because of its clean air, just the right humidity for storage, and abundant underground water filtered through a layer of peat. In Yoichi, Masataka Taketsuru saw numerous reminders of Scotland, and this convinced him that this should be the home of Japanese Whisky.

The Yin & Yang of Nikka Whisky concept is based on the Nikka Whisky’s story, and we got to try whiskies from both distilleries, three (3) more masculine cocktails designed to highlight the more masculine malts, and three more feminine cocktails designed to highlight the more delicate whiskies.

Mixologist, Yin Ying created the cocktails based on whiskies made mainly from Miyagikyo, while Junior prepared with a twist some classic cocktails based on Yoichi whiskies.


Yin Ying’s Cocktails:

THE ADVENTURE – Nikka Coffey Grain, Pear Juice, Liquorice Syrup, Lemon Juice, Xocolatyl.

NIWA 1969 – Nikka Miyagikyo 12 Years, Green Tea, Strawberry Preserve, Oleo Saccharum, Lime Juice.

POPCORN – Nikka Pure Malt Red, Salted Caramel Sauce, Orange Syrup, Egg White, Lemon Juice.

Junior’s Cocktails:

WHITE MALT SOUR – Nikka Pure Malt White, Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup, Ginger Espuma

SPICE SPACE – Nikka From The Barrel, Cinnamon Water.

PEACHY OLD FASHIONED – Yoichi 12 Years, Peach Syrup, Orange Bitter


Of course I preferred the more masculine cocktails like the  Spice Space and Peachy Old Fashioned however (as expected) the girls preferred the more feminine cocktails. Nikka also gave away some special whisky glasses for every purchase of two (2) bottles of Nikka whisky.


Making the cocktails were two of Marini's  on 57's top bartenders
Making the cocktails were two of Marini’s on 57’s top bartenders




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More info on Marini’s on 57 at


Marini’s on 57 is located at:

Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC,
50088 Kuala Lumpur,

Telephone +603 2386 6030


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