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WE’V GOT YOUR WINNERS!

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Guess what guys! Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and Nuffnang Malaysia have read through a total of 150 interesting contest entries. It was hard for us to just pick out three (3) winners from all the great entries we have received, but MGTO have concluded that these three entries deserve a 3D2N all-expenses paid trip to MACAU which includes a return air ticket and 2 night accommodation at a 4-star hotel! *Yahoooo*

Nuffnangers, ARE YOU READY for the winners announcement?

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CONGRATULATIONS

Melvin Raj a/l Paul Singaraj

Naqhizan Nasir

Boey Sher Reen

for sharing with us your “Dream Trip To Macau”, well now, let Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and Nuffnang Malaysia help you in fulfilling these dreams of yours. *jumps in joy*

For all the Nuffnangers who have participated in this contest, thank you for sharing your dreams with us. We hope that every single one of you enjoyed researching and writing up for this contest. Fret not, there would be an upcoming contest in two (2) weeks’ time, keep a close eye on Nuffnang Official Blog for more details.

P/s: Winners, do check out your email! ;)

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Nuffnangers, who is excited for an all-expenses paid trip to Macau? Raise your hand and read on! *hand raised*

Macau is Special Administrative Region of China. Chinese and Portuguese are the official languages but Cantonese is the main language spoken. In recent years, Macau has been the top tourist attractions that received ovation from the travelling public.

Well before we let you in on the good news, let us tell you the top 4 reasons why we Nuffies love Macau!

1)      Portuguese Egg Tarts

Firstly, look at these amazing Portuguese egg tarts, our mouth is watering just by looking at this food porn display heavenly baked Portuguese tarts.

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2) Bungy Jumping Off the Macau Tower

Being adrenaline junkies who can’t step down from a challenge. Bungy jumping off the Macau Tower is definitely on our bucket list (*hints bosses for upcoming company trip). We can only imagine what a thrilling experience it must be as the tower still holds record for “The World’s Highest Bungy Jump Facility”!

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(Portuguese Traditional Dance & Bungy Diving)

3)   Experience Asia’s Most Legendary Race

*Vroom vroom..speeding off*

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(Macau Grand Prix)

4)      UNESCO Heritage Spots & Cultural Experience

In 2005, the Historic Centre of Macau was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, making it the 31st designated World Heritage site in China. These places must be worth visiting as it is listed in the UNESCO list.

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(Sight-seeing & Heritage Sites)

That aside, we also hear that participating in a traditional Portuguese Dance along the heritage sites is an experience not to be missed too!

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Now that you have read our reasons to want to visit Macau. We have some awesome news for you! We’re challenging you Nuffnangers to tell you why you want to visit Macau and why should we send you off on an all-expense paid trip to Macau!

The Blog Contest

1)       Write a blog post with the title – Dream Trip to Macau

2)      In your blog post, let us know the Three Most Amazing Things that makes you want to visit Macau and why we should send you for this superb opportunity

3)      Check out Macau Government Tourist Office’s official website and official Facebook page for more information. Don’t forget to place interesting visuals to describe your love for Macau, you are also welcomed to utilize pictures from your past visits to Macau in your write up too!

4)      Include a shout out and link back to Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and Nuffnang Malaysia

5)      Post your published blog post URL in the comment section of this blog post once you are done with your masterpiece by 23rd November 2014 (Sunday) 11:59PM

6)      Feel free to share your blog post on social media and tag #MYMacau, @NuffnangMY (Twitter), @Nuffnang (Instagram/Facebook)

All glory to Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), the 3 Nuffnangers with the Most Interesting Blog Posts will be flying to Macau to experience a 3D2N all expenses paid holiday (including return air ticket and 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel).

What are you waiting for Nuffnangers, we are all set to read what you have to say about Macau!

 

Contest Terms & Conditions

  1. This blog contest is open to participation from Nuffnang Malaysia bloggers only
  1. Bloggers are welcomed to
    • Write the blog post in English OR Malay language
    • Submit as many entries as they like by writing unique blog posts; however, a blogger is only eligible to win 1 prize
  2. Contest Entries will be disqualified in any of the following cases
    • Blog Post URL is not valid and accessible by public
    • Blogger removes contest entry from the blog
    • Blogger fails to follow contest criteria
    • Content of blog post are plagiarised
  3. To complete the contest submission, Nuffnangers need to publish their blog post and comment their Blog URL in this blog announcement. Deadline for publishing of blog post and comment on this blog post is 23rd November 2014 (Sunday) 11:59PM.
  4. Winners are required to:
    • Share their experiences on social media platform (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) during the trip
    • Blog about your travelogue in Macau
    • Travel during stipulated period determined by organizer of the contest
  5. This contest is hosted by Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), judges’ decisions are final and organizer reserves the right to alter contest mechanics without prior notice.
  6. Winners will be announced on 1st December 2014 (Monday) on Nuffnang’s official blog and social media, winners will be contacted via email.
  7. Winners to make the booking by 15th December 2014. Travel period last until 31st March 2015.

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Samantha Tew
Nuffnang Community Team

Yen (aka Baby Sumo) blogs at Goodyfoodies about food, travel, hotel reviews and kids stuff. Here are 5 lesser-known facts about her.

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#1 Cooking from a young age

I started cooking when I was about 7 years old. I am starting my kids young too – my son who is 4 years old now started baking/cooking in the kitchen (with supervision) since he was 2+ years old. And he’s loving it!

And since we’re on the topic of cooking, one of my favorite chefs and inspirations, Gordon Ramsay follows me on Twitter 

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#2 I love travelling

I used to live in the UK for 7 years before moving back to KL. Happy that I got to visit so many wonderful places in Europe (just to name a few – Spain, Germany, Luxemburg, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Venice)  and all over UK while I was there. My two favorite places are Scotland (the beautiful sceneries) and London (musicals, Michelin restaurants and visiting all the touristy places).

When I was pregnant with our first child, Hubby flew me from London to Kuala Lumpur on Business Class and later, when I was pregnant with our second child, he flew me First Class on Malaysia Airlines on the same route . Unfortunately for me, I’ll be flying Economy Class from now onwards as I am not planning to have any more children.  :P

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#3 I love photography

I bought my first DSLR after the birth of our first child (so I can take lots of photos of our baby girl). That was about the time when I started taking lots of photos of food.  And thanks to my love of food photography, I got into food styling a.k.a making food look good and appealing on the plate. I guess it has now become a hobby of mine.  I also love taking photographs of nature – flowers, insects, sunrise, birds.

I love Instagram. Been using it since the app first came out. It’s become a routine for me to post at least one photo a day, so do follow me @babysumo for daily photo updates. 

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#4 I have a double-degree

Most people are surprised to hear that I am a housewife with two degrees under my belt – a First Class Honours in Engineering as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying from two reputable universities in UK.  I am proud to be a full-time mum to my two kids now.

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#5 Urban gardener, music and yoga

I cook a lot of Western food at home and Western cooking usually calls for lots of fresh herbs. For that reason, I started a herb and fruit garden.  I find great joy in harvesting basil and making my own pesto as well as roselle to make jam.  Yup, gardening is therapeutic and very rewarding. Try it.

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I like listening to music when I blog. Puts me in a good mood. And I do yoga to keep fit and healthy.

Samantha Tew
Nuffnang Community Team

Yen (aka Baby Sumo) blogs at Goodyfoodies and here, she shares with us her 5 blogging tips to make your blog more awesome.

1. Blog about what you love.

Words come naturally when you blog about what you love.  For me, it is food (both eating out and cooking), travel and anything to do with my kids.

Kids, travel and food.. the perfect combination for me!Yen 1

2. Food photography

Whenever possible, use natural lighting. I think food looks most appetizing when shot in natural light. I shoot most of my food photos with my Canon EOS 500D & travel/kids photos with the 100D. For macro and nature photography, I like using my Leica V-Lux3 for its 24x optical zoom function. And my iPhone is always on hand to capture moments on-the-go.

Shot in natural light, and the addition of hydrangea in the background is so pretty, right? Yen 2

3.  Dedication

To gain blog readers, you need to have dedication and devote time to generate blog material.  If possible, try to update your blog regularly (at least once every 2 days).

To be a good food blogger, you also need to have knowledge on food. I like watching cooking shows and MasterChef on TV, as well as reading cookbooks and food magazines. I also like surfing the net for food styling inspirations. Yen 3

4. Be honest

I receive a lot of invitations to attend food reviews.  For me, it is important to be honest and transparent in my food review regardless of whether it is an invited or self-paid review. If there was a dish I did not like at a review, I would rather omit it from my blog post rather than rave about how good it was.  You will lose credibility with your readers if you often “fake” it.

5. Food styling

If I am shooting my own cooking for recipe sharing on the blog, I make sure that I take some effort to plate and style the food in some way so that it looks more appealing and appetizing to my readers.  Visual is just as important as the taste – you know the saying, we eat with our eyes first.

For example, a steak on its own just looks brown. Slice it and show off the steak doneness (medium-rare to medium is best for photos) and garnish with some fresh herbs, mustard, salt and cherry tomatoes on the side.Yen 4

Thank you for reading xoxo

Samantha Tew
Nuffnang Community Team

“I did not kill my wife, I am not a murderer!” – Nick Dunne 

Gone Girl (2014)

What will you do when people are accusing you for killing your loved ones? How will you react when all of the evidences found are pointing at you? Will you start doubting if you might just be the murderer?

Stop wondering and come join us at the #NNPremiereScreening of #GoneGirlMY. Read on for more details! =)

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Synopsis

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On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing

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Under pressure from the police and growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble.

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Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

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Thanks to 20th Century Fox, Nuffnang will be giving away 50 pairs of exclusive passes! The details are as follows:

Date: 9th of December 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 9.00 PM

Venue: TGV One Utama

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Answer the question below:

“What would you do if you were accused of murder?”

(answer in no more than 50 words)

       2.  Leave your answer in the comment section below.

       3.      Remember to include your blog URL in your comment!

The submission deadline is by 2nd of December, 12PM.

Watch the trailer if you curious to weather Nick Dunne really murdered his wife. The hint might just be in it.

But wait, the fun doesn’t stop here. We want to know what you think of the movie after watching it, so write us a review and stand a chance to win a pair VIP Passes to our next #NNPremiereScreening of your choice. Tweet us at @NuffnangMY and link us your blog post together with the hashtag #GoneGirlMY.

Terms and Conditions

1. This contest is open to all Nuffnangers only.
2. Your Blog URL must be included in your comment.
3. Screening tickets/passes are NOT to be given away as prizes.
4. RSVP is a must when you’ve received our invitation. Failure to do so will result in invites being passed on those in the waiting list.
5. These Terms & Conditions are subject to changes at any time without prior notice.

Samantha Tew
Nuffnang Community Team

“I think you just got to have the bad days so you can love the good days even more!” 

–        Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

You have no idea what a bad day is all about if you have not experienced it yourself, but you are about to find out by joining us at the #NNPremiereScreening of #AlexandTheTerrible to laugh at the Cooper’s misfortune.

Read on to find out how to secure your pair of passes.

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Synopsis

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Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another.

 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him.

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He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Thanks to Sony Pictures Malaysia, Nuffnang will be giving away 37 pairs of exclusive passes! The details are as follows: 

Date: 2nd December 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 8.30PM

Venue: TGV 1 Utama

 

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Answer the question below:

“What would you do to make yourselves feel better on a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day?”

(answer in no more than 50 words)

      2. Leave your answer in the comment section below.

      3.      Remember to include your blog URL in your comment!

The submission deadline is by 26th November 2014, 12PM.

Join us to find out what makes a horrible day HORRIBLE!

But wait, the fun doesn’t stop here. We want to know what you think of the movie so write us a review and stand a chance to win a pair VIP Passes to our next #NNPremiereScreening of your choice. Tweet us at @NuffnangMY and link us your blog post together with the hashtag #AlexanderAndTheTerrible.

Terms and Conditions

1. This contest is open to all Nuffnangers only.
2. Your Blog URL must be included in your comment.
3. Screening tickets/passes are NOT to be given away as prizes.
4. RSVP is a must when you’ve received our invitation. Failure to do so will result in invites being passed on those in the waiting list.
5. These Terms & Conditions are subject to changes at any time without prior notice.

Samantha Tew
Nuffnang Community Team

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Hey everyone, did you hear? The Maze Challenge Asia is coming soon to Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia on the 29th and 30th of November 2014 :D and Nuffnang is proud to be part of this big event, as we are being recognized as the exclusive online partner for the Maze Challenge Asia!

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Not only that, we are inviting our regional talent bloggers from Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Philippines and last but not least, our very own Malaysian talent bloggers :)

We are so excited so let us to introduce the bloggers,

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From Malaysia, we have our own fitness junkie, Karen Kho and comic blogger, Chee Ching who are both very excited to be involved in this :)

From Singapore, we have Shenny and Jon, who are both into fitness that they don’t want to miss a chance to be part of this Maze Challenge!

From the land down under, Australia, we want to introduce you to Arman who is a fitaholic who surprisingly is allergic to rice which is funny because this makes you wonder, where does he get his energy from?

From Thailand, we have two lovely ladies, Miss Wanida Pansug and Miss Panithi Paiboon who are Thailand’s top bloggers who frequently go to the gym even with their busy schedules.

From the Philippines, we introduce to you two extremely fit and outgoing talent bloggers, Jinoe and Noelle who are so keen to participate, they might even consider swimming and trekking all the way to Malaysia!

Want to know more about them? Check them out to see more of what they do on a daily basis! :)

We can’t wait for the Maze Challenge to begin, we’re only 10 days away from it.

Get pumped, get hyped for the biggest maze Malaysia has ever seen :D

 

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Jack Saw
Nuffnang Community Team

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