Sunday, September 5, 2021

Kulim Set To Become Leading Agribusiness Player by 2025


In conjunction with #kulim88 anniversary celebration, a series of activities has been carried out and I have the opportunity to attend their First Virtual Forum with Encik Mohd Faris Adli Shukery, Managing Director of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad on 1 September 2021.


Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad celebrates its 88th anniversary by unveiling its five-year transformation plan to become a leading agribusiness player. As part of the plan, Kulim aims to strengthen its core businesses, create new growth, enhance operational excellence throughout its Group, and pave the way for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2024.

Encik Mohd Faris Adli Shukery, Managing Director of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad
was presenting speech during the First Virtual Forum.

Mohd Faris Adli Shukery, Managing Director of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad, said one of his tasks after joining Kulim in October last year was to streamline its strategic direction.

"My goal is for Kulim to strengthen its position as a leading agribusiness player and establish not only a sustainable legacy but also a profitable organization built on the right beliefs and foundation for the next generation," said Mohd Faris at Kulim's media briefing in conjunction with Kulim's 88th anniversay.


Mohd Faris said the streamlining of the business structure includes the divestment of non-core businesses and assets, striking-off dormant or inactive companies, and enhancement of organization structure, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year. 

Mohd Faris also mentioned while expanding into Upstream, high-value crops and new growth areas - specifically smart or integrated farming and livestock management, Kulim is also venturing into downstream activities that could capture the margin of the entire value chain.


"Despite the challenges of pandemic Covid-19, Kulim registered a growth of 17% in revenue from RM1.21 billion in 2019 to RM1.41 billion in 2020," said Mohd Faris, adding that the result was due to the resilient manpower of Kulim, aided by the digitalization programme under the transformation plan.


"We implemented new systems for enhanced management, operations, administration and accounting systems, as well as to further enhance mechanization and automation by investing more in machinery," said Mohd Faris.

Mohd Faris mentioned that the key to a successful transformation was through recognizing the efforts of its employees, aided by digitalization and mechanization to increase productivity. While doing so, Kulim is also committed towards the Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) principles and recognize the importance of ESG throughout its organization.


"We are committed towards the RSPO and MSPO certifications, investing in Renewable Energy initiatives and working with biodiversity groups, to raise awareness on environmental issues. Kulim also carries out community development initiatives through institutions and programs for the community, children and education, people's welfare, infrastructure, culture and religion. The company also committed to integrity, Kulim was successfully accredited with the ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System ("ABMS") by SIRIM on the 4 June 2021," said Mohd Faris.


In conjunction with Kulim 88th Anniversary, Kulim is introducing their new logo
as part of the rebranding transformation.

At the event, Mohd Faris also revealed Kulim's new logo and corporate video as part of its rebranding exercise to portray a stronger and more prominent Kulim as part of Corporate Malaysia.


Kulim also launched the #kulim88 and #kulimpeduli campaigns to help those who were affected by the pandemic. #kulim88 campaign ended on 29 August while #kulimpeduli starts later this month until the end of December. This campaign targets to assist 1,500 recipients in Malaysia. Both initiatives are collaborations with various foundations namely MyFundAction, Yayasan JCorp and other strategic local Johor agencies.

Virtual Photo Session during the First Virtual Forum.

Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad Social Media Links:-


About KULIM

Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad traces its history back to 1933 when Kulim Rubber Plantations Ltd was incorporated in the United Kingdom. Kulim a wholly owned subsidiary of JCorp, pioneering the sustainable palm oil producers, certified to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil ("RSPO").


Over the years, Kulim has grown to become a diversified plantation company and continues to strengthen its position by securing new hectarage. Kulim Group's total oil palm planted area boosted to 63,509 hectares at the end of 2020, across Malaysia and Indonesia.

Kulim is looking at the expansion of its plantation segment to agribusiness which includes oil palm, pineapple, other crops, smart farming and livestock whilst driving innovative efforts; set on becoming one of the leading plantation and agribusiness players in Malaysia.


Kulim is focused on developing resilience in the supply chains, protecting revenues and managing profitability while reconfiguring capital allocation for a post-COVID-19 future. Guided by Kulim's transformation programme, Kulim will work towards achieving their goal to deliver sustainable long-term returns and value to shareholders as well as other stakeholders.

#kulim88 #kulimcelebrates #foryou #makeadifference #kulimpeduli #kulimberhad


Monday, August 30, 2021

Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad 88th Anniversary #kulim88 Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign


The world has been changing drastically with the existence of Covid 19 virus. While our living and life are being affected and forced to adapt to this unpredictable outbreak, the pandemic has brought us closer. Many philanthropists are giving back to society by helping needy people and supporting healthcare system.

In conjunction of 88th Anniversary of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad, the pioneer wants to give something big and meaningful to the community. The #kulim88 Campaign is carrying out to reach out the needy people and at the same time to increase their social media visibility.


In palm oil industry, Kulim Berhad is recognised as one of the leading palm oil groups with operations currently spanning over Malaysia and Indonesia. Kulim Berhad was amongst the earliest palm oil producers to be certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard. Kulim's management and growth strategy is fundamentally guided by Vision 30:30 FFB, which aims to raise fruit yields to 30 tonnes per hectare and palm product extraction rates to 30%, balanced with sustainable development principles. 

Focused on leveraging their expertise in plantation, Kulim Berhad expands agribusiness activities which include integrated value chain of oil palm, pineapple, cattle, coconut and other crops. Kulim Berhad is pioneering in the field of RSPO and MSPO which is sustainable palm oil.


Sustainable palm oil is beneficial to:-
✅ Fulfills increasing Food Demand
✅ Supports affordable food prices 
✅ Supports poverty reduction
✅ Safeguards social interests, communities and workers
✅ Protects the environment and wildlife

Another core business including Kulim's Intrapreneur Ventures Division that involved in a diverse range of businesses, which are support operations for plantation, biofertilizer agricultural machinery, oil palm nursery and provide training and other related services to Occupational, Safety and Health (OSH) as well as IT-related and insurance broking services.


Kulim Berhad is also hiring at Plantation Division where this is another part to help the community and those in need of job, with a lots of occupation opportunities are opened at the plantations. Currently Kulim Berhad has 9000 employees and they aimed to have more by the end of the year.

In regards to current negativity and perception by the nation for the relaxation, lockdown and others, Kulim Berhad hopes this #kulim88 Campaign of giving back to the community can bring positive energy by posting good sharing in social media.    


Let's help the community by participating #kulim88 Campaign in which a pledge of RM88,888 is to be given to MyFundAction. Each social media post will generate RM1 contribution to the foundation.

Join #kulim88 Campaign with 3 easy steps:-
1. Follow @kulimberhad Instagram and Facebook
2. Use your creativity and positivity by posting on your social media with hashtag #kulim88 and tag @kulimberhad
3. Ensure your social media account is Public

🌿 Most Likes and Comments will stand a chance to win weekly prizes of RM88 or Grand Prize of RM888
🌿 10 weekly winners will be announced every 5 days
🌿  Campaign starts from 6th August 2021 until 22nd August 2021

My social media submission for #kulim88
πŸ‘‰ https://www.instagram.com/p/CSmrX2wJYB9/ 
Come let's join to do a good deed


More information on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), please visit http://www.kulim.com.my/


#kulim88 #kulimcelebrates #foryou #makeadifference #kulimberhad


Monday, August 9, 2021

Recipe: Oregon & Washington Blueberries Cheesecake No-Bake

My no-bake Oregon & Washington Blueberries Cheesecake
inspired by certified dietician Georgen Thye's recipe

"Kiss you each morning, with strawberry skies, 'Cause I get so lost in, Your blueberry eyes.." While listening to this MAX featuring SUGA of BTS Blueberry Eyes song, I am kind of craving for blueberry now.. Let's Grab A Boost of Blue! Since it is now at the peak of perfection season for blueberry, we could always count on Oregon and Washington which are the two top blueberry producing states in the U.S. Owing to ideal growing conditions, these two states offer the best quality fruits that garnered much popularity the world over.

Oregon & Washington Blueberries

Blueberries are naturally sweet, tart and nutritious, making them a beloved superfood. This cute little wonders have huge benefits and are known to be a heart-healthy superfood that is so easy to include in your daily life. The highly versatile blueberries can be enjoyed as it is, a snack, or incorporated into various recipes. They are widely used in salads, baked items, desserts, smoothies, making them a convenient fruit to visually enhance and energise any meal.


This is why I love blueberries, it is so versatile to be my everyday-diet superfood, and also research findings indicate blueberries contain antioxidants and other nutrients that aid our bodies to stay healthy and may help to prevent age-related diseases.



Oregon & Washington Blueberries Layered Cheesecake
by Dietitian Georgen Thye ιƒ‘仲杰

Oregon & Washington Blueberries Layered Cheesecake by Georgen Thye

Serves 8
Ingredients:

Crumb Base
🌿 100g Oatmeal Crackers 
🌿 60g Melted Butter

Cheesecake Filling
🌿 250g Cream Cheese
🌿 150g Plain Yoghurt
🌿 150g Oregon & Washington Blueberries
🌿 1 piece Lemon
🌿 13g Gelatin Powder
🌿 40g Brown Sugar

Top Jelly Layer
🌿 200ml Water
🌿 ½ tsp Gelatin Powder
🌿 ½ tsp Agar Powder
🌿 100g Oregon & Washington Blueberries
🌿 40g White Sugar

Methods:

Make Crumb Base
1. Place oatmeal crackers in a food processor and blend until they become coarse sand texture.
2. Pour in the melted butter and continue to blend until fine crumbs.
3. Transfer the crumbs to the prepared pan and press with a spoon to form an even layer of crumbs.
4. Place the pan into a fridge and let it refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Make Cream Cheese Filling
5. Pour 80ml of water to the gelatin powder in a bowl and let soak for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, juice the lemon.
6. Place the Oregon-Washington blueberries, lemon juice and sugar in a pot. Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, stir frequently and let cool to room temperature after that.
7. Meanwhile, whisk together cream cheese and plain yoghurt until smooth and fluffy.
8. Pour the blueberries compote into a food processor and blend until it turns into a smooth puree.
9. Fold the blueberries puree into the cream cheese mixture.
10. Microwave the soaked gelatin for 30 seconds until melted.
11. Stir the melted gelatin into the blueberries cream cheese mixture.
12. Take the pan out from the refrigerator and pour mixture over crumbs until the pan is ¾ filled.
13. Return the pan to the refrigerator for another 1 hour until the cream cheese filling is set.

Make Top Jelly Layer
14. Pour 200ml water into a pan, followed by ½ tsp gelatin powder, ½ tsp agar powder and 40g of sugar.
15. Cook over medium fire, stir frequently until all sugar is dissolved and no lumps of gelatin remain. After that let cool to room temperature.
16. Take the pan out from the refrigerator, place fresh blueberries on the set cream cheese fillings in a single layer.
17. Pour the clear agar solution and top up the remaining ¼ of the pan. 
18. Return to the refrigerator for another 1 hour until the top agar layer is set.
19. It's ready to serve!

Oregon & Washington Blueberries Cheesecake by Georgen Thye

Nutrition Information (1 Serving):
Energy: 281 Kcal
Carbohydrate: 22.1g
Protein: 4.8g
Fat: 19.7g
Fibre: 1.2g


Feel free to check my video on how easy to make this no-bake blueberry cheesecake inspired by Georgen's delicious recipe πŸ‘‰ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oMVKVNVvp4


You can also check out Georgen Thye's other recipes using the healthy delicious Oregon & Washington Blueberries here:-

1. Oregon Washington Blueberries Oatmeal Muffin | Georgen Cooking

2. Oregon Washington Blueberries Layered Cheesecake | Georgen Cooking

3. Summer Oregon Washington Blueberries Popsicles | Georgen Cooking


Oregon Washington Blueberries Oatmeal Muffin by Georgen Cooking

Oregon Washington Blueberries Layered Cheesecake by Georgen Cooking

Summer Oregon Washington Blueberries Popsicles by Georgen Cooking

Certified dietitian Georgen Thye also shared various blueberries nutrition facts and health benefits:-

1. One cup (148g) of blueberries contributes 25% of your daily value of vitamin C, 14.4 milligrams of vitamin C.

πŸ€ Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant stabilizing free radicals, thus helping to prevent cellular damage.
πŸ€ Vitamin C aids in collagen production, assists with iron absorption, helps to heal wounds and to keep your gums healthy.
πŸ€ Vitamin C may help to support the body's immune system.

2. One cup (148g) of blueberries contains 3.6g fibre, equivalent to 14% of your daily fibre requirement.

πŸ€ Dietary fibre has been shown to provide numerous health benefits, including improving blood lipid levels, regulating blood glucose, and increasing satiety (makes you feel full longer), which may help with weight loss.

Oregon & Washington Blueberries

3. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants

πŸ€ Blueberries are believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables.
πŸ€ Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage your cells and contribute to aging and diseases.

4. One cup (148g) of blueberries contributes 36% of your daily value of vitamin K, 28 micromilligrams of vitamin K.

πŸ€ Low intakes of vitamin K have been linked to a higher risk of bone fracture. However, adequate vitamin K intake improves calcium absorption and may reduce calcium loss.

Blueberries are certified as a heart-healthy food by the American Heart Association and contain natural compounds that help the brain stay strong.

Oregon & Washington Blueberries

More information at:- 

#Oregonblueberries #Washingtonblueberries #GrabABoostOfBlue 
#blueberrygoodness #healthyblueberries 




Saturday, July 24, 2021

Acne Free Skincare with Cosmoderm Tea Tree Oil and Revive Skincare with Cosmoderm Vitamin E


Even though my skin is entering into the mature stage, sometimes my face skin is still getting those irritated breakouts especially when I am rushing my projects and sleep late at night.


What Is Acne?
"Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages." ~ Google Search

Factor Causes Acne
According to MedicalNewsToday.com, several factors contribute to acne:- 
⬩ Hormonal factors
⬩ Genetic factors
⬩ Some medications that contain androgen and lithium
⬩ Diet
⬩ Greasy cosmetics
⬩ Hormonal changes
⬩ Emotional stress
⬩ Menstruation


One of the recommended home-care remedy or treatment for mild acne is to apply tea tree oil. There are many tea tree oil range in the market nowadays, one of the range that Charlotte's Beauty Journal wants to discover is Cosmoderm Tea Tree Oil, together with the new launch range Cosmoderm Vitamin E.


Cosmoderm Tea Tree Oil
This Tea Tree Oil range is suitable for those who has oily and acne-prone skin. Formulated with Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil that is well-known for its natural antibacterial, it has the soothing properties to reduce acne and acne spots. The Tea Tree Oil range helps to control the excess sebum secretion that can cause clogged pores.

Cosmoderm Tea Tree Oil is HALAL certified, dermatology tested and paraben free.
 

Step 1
Cosmoderm Tea Tree Oil 
Oil Control Facial Cleanser
🌿 Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin
🌿 A creamy cleanser which cleanses gently and deeply to remove oil and to unclog pores 
🌿 Multi-benefit properties provides nourishment and comfort to the skin


How To Use?
✔ Squeeze a small amount
✔ Gently massage onto wet face
✔ Rinse thoroughly


Step 2 
Cosmoderm Tea Tree Oil 
Refining Oil Control Serum
🌿 Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin
🌿 A refining oil control serum which helps to control excessive sebum secretion and helps to balance the skin's complexion
🌿 Removing excess dead cells from the skin surface to prevent clogged pores


How To Use?
✔ After toning, apply serum onto face 
✔ Massage gently over entire face until it absorbed

* This product contains AHA that may increase skin's sensitivity to the sun
* Recommend to apply sunblock when serum is applied during the day


Cosmoderm Vitamin E
This Vitamin E range is suitable for those who has dry and dull skin. The range contains antioxidant that protects the skin from oxidative damage by fighting off free radicals. The Vitamin E range has the moisturizing and skin rejuvenating benefits which help to strengthen skin barrier function.

Cosmoderm Vitamin E is HALAL certified, dermatology tested and paraben free.


Step 1
Cosmoderm Vitamin E Facial Cleansing Foam
πŸ€ Suitable for normal, dry and combination skin
πŸ€ A gentle gel-based foaming cleanser 
πŸ€ Enriched with antioxidants that enables deep cleansing to remove oil, grime and dirt without stripping the skin's moisture

How To Use?
✔ Squeeze a small amount
✔ Gently massage onto wet face
✔ Rinse thoroughly


Step 2
Cosmoderm Vitamin E Bi-Phased Toning Essence
πŸ€ Suitable for normal, dry and combination skin
πŸ€ A perfect dual power oil and water toner that consists of 2,000 I.U of Vitamin E and Vitamin B5 that soothes and protects the skin from harmful UV and environmental pollutants
πŸ€ Helps to balance skin's microbiota, brighten and rebalance uneven skin tone
πŸ€ Leave the skin feeling hydrated throughout the day


How To Use?
✔ After toning, apply toning essence onto face 
✔ Massage gently until it absorbs



Cosmoderm Tea Tree Oil and Cosmoderm Vitamin E can be purchased at https://www.cosmoderm.com.my/
Or at Shopee πŸ‘‰ Cosmoderm Official

#Cosmoderm #TeamofCosmoderm #Youturnbeauty #ControlAcneDelete 




Friday, July 16, 2021

BiO-LiFE NAT B FIZZY Effervescent Tablet ~ Stay Ahead with Energy and Vitality


Hi guys, welcome to the month of July and I wish everyone stay safe and stay healthy during this EMCO. Another challenging period for Malaysian and yet this is another great opportunity for us to practise good habits while staying home. For me, I am planning to adopt 7 good habits during this challenging time as to stay healthy. 

My to-do-lists include 1⃣ Sleep early 2⃣ Eat breakfast 3⃣ Balance diet 4⃣ Read book 5⃣ Music and Yoga 6⃣ Tidy up work at home space 7⃣ Exercise regularly


In order to achieve my to-do-list, I need to stay energetic and alert throughout the day so that I could continue to discipline myself with good habits, this is where BiO-LiFE NAT B FIZZY comes in just the right time!


What is NAT B FIZZY?
#VitaminBs #VitaminC #DailySupplement #DailyNutrientReplenish
#Energy #Vitality #EffervescentTablet #StayAheadwithNatbFizzy #biolifemy

πŸ€ NAT B FIZZY contains high strength of vitamin Bs and vitamin C
πŸ€ Helps to replenish the daily nutrient requirement in effervescent form


πŸ”† How Does NAT B FIZZY Help In Supporting Optimal Health?
✓ Vitamin B1 converts carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy
✓ Vitamin B2 releases energy from carbohydrates, fats, proteins and stimulates growth
✓ Vitamin B3 helps the body in utilization of energy from food
✓ Vitamin B5 helps to metabolize fats and carbohydrates
✓ Vitamin B6 participates in red blood cell formation
✓ Vitamin B12 aids in red blood cell formation
✓ Biotin breaks down carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy
✓ Vitamin C aids in the synthesis of collagen, absorption of iron and free radical scavenging
✓ Calcium aids in the development of strong bones and teeth
✓ Magnesium promotes development and maintenance of bones


πŸ”† Who Are Recommended
✓ Health conscious 
✓ Live a busy and stressful lifestyle
✓ Young adult
✓ Active students who aged 15 years old and above

πŸ”† What Is The Recommended Dosage?
✓ Adult: 1 effervescent tablet dissolved in a glass of water after breakfast meal
✓ Children under 15 years old should consult a healthcare professional before taking this product

Good Habits Kit from BiO-LiFE NAT B FIZZY

πŸ”† Unique Features of BiO-LiFE NAT B FIZZY
✓ High strength vitamin B complex and vitamin C
✓ Individually packed effervescent tablet ~ hygienic and reduce oxidation
✓ Convenient and compact packaging that can carry along everywhere
✓ Irresistible FIZZ in the drink that ZAPS energy!

Note:- 
*This product is not Halal certified but it does not contain any ingredient from animal origin and contains no porcine-derived material/pork
*All active ingredients and excipients are in synthetic form, it is free from animal-derived material


Each NAT B FIZZY Effervescent Tablet contains:-
🌿 Vitamin B1 (as Thiamine Mononitrate) 15mg
🌿 Vitamin B2 (as Riboflavin Sodium Phosphate) 15mg
🌿 Vitamin B3 (as Nicotinamide) 50mg 
🌿 Vitamin B5 (as Calcium D-Pantothenate) 23mg 
🌿 Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 10mg
🌿 Biotin 0.15mg
🌿 Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 0.01mg 
🌿 Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 1000mg 
🌿 Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) 100mg
🌿 Magnesium (as Magnesium Hydroxide) 100mg


This delicious NAT B FIZZY drink has becomes my daily energy booster to maintain my good habits practice during my stay at home time. The vitamin C contains in NAT B FIZZY also helps in boosting my body immune system which is much needed during this pandemic period.


For more information on NAT B FIZZY, please visit http://Biolife.2.vu/natb