Review: The Cube & Celcom Xpax

10 10 2011

When I first found out that I was selected for My Selangor Story 2011, I knew I had to bring along my iPhone so that I can Tweet and Facebook while on the go during the five days trip. Thankfully, The Cube which is our official telco for MSS 2011 was gracious enough to provide us with a SIM card each and RM 50 credit so that we would stay connected wherever we go. Yay!

First of all, what is The Cube? The Cube is basically a mobile content portal where Celcom Xpax user can download music, games, Call Me Tones (where callers get to hear your favourite song while they wait for you to answer), ringtones, Fun talk dedication (Allow you to send a song straight to your friend’s phone along with a personal message) and wallpapers straight to your mobile phone.

The fun doesn’t stop here as The Cube also allow subscriber to write on walls, poke existing friends and make new ones all from your mobile phone. With The Cube, you don’t need a smartphone when you have Facebook via SMS at RM1 weekly for unlimited usage.  How cool is that?

If you are looking for the latest music ringtones, cool animated wallpapers and loads of other EXCLUSIVE content for your mobile, The Cube is everything you need. Just dial *118# to access an array of Xpax services including the latest music, movies and games and data plan activation.

I am lucky to be able to connect to my Facebook and Twitter throughout the entire MSS 2011 event. I didn’t know that the rest of the bloggers were so actively twitting until I check my Twitter page!

That is not all. Celcom Xpax is reasonably priced. Each SMS costs only 1 cent to the same network (5 cents to other network) and 28 cents for every 10 minutes of voice call to the same network (28 cents for every 5 minutes to other network). Click here to see the latest SMS and calling rates for Xpax.

Xpax also offers attractive privileges with awesome offers, discounts at selected dining, hotel, travel, health & beauty and retail outlets. All you need to do is to flash your mobile screen to the merchant to enjoy the privileges! To check out the list of participating merchants, click here.

Other features of Xpax include Voicemail, Call Waiting/Hold, Missed Call Notification, SIMcard Rescue and Caller Line Identification.

To learn more about Xpax and The Cube click here and here.

You can also follow them via Facebook.





MSS 2011 Day 5: Chilling Out @ Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

9 10 2011

After a tiring day, we arrived at Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie for some rest & relax time. Unfortunately, I was not feeling well after that and decided to rest, thus skipping the dinner at The Mix.

But kudos to Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie for providing me with a room that is so comfortable to stay in and allowed me to rest and recuperate throughout the night. Breakfast was also good with a wide selection of local and international buffet to choose from. Too bad I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures as told by one of the staff working there.

Nevertheless, I managed to took a few shots of this exquisite hotel here. One good thing I love about Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie is its location which is not too far from either KL or PJ. It is also situated in the traffic free area of Glenmarie thus ensuring that I won’t get caught up in the congestion when I left the hotel the next morning.

This concludes my story about My Selangor Story 2011. It was definitely a fun experience. More importantly, it had really opened up eyes to a new horizon through meeting fellow bloggers both from local and international countries. Despite our different backgrounds, cultures and origins, we actually shared more things in common than we realized. I have met new friends whom are now close to my heart. Although this is a competition, it has never felt like one from the first day. The spirit of cooperation, support and teamwork was evident right from the start and even till now, through our close discussion group in Facebook.

I have also learned that Selangor has so much to offer in terms of its rich tourism resources and we have barely scratch its surface. I am sure the next MSS will offer even greater depth in terms of the places and activities that new bloggers will be doing.

My heartfelt thanks to Horizon Communications for taking up such a tremendous tasks in organizing such an event. And to the sponsors, again your warm hospitality never failed to amaze me. Throughout my five days trip, I have never been happier and comfortable. Despite being really sick on the last few days, I have never felt like going home.

This is my story, my experience and my chronicle of My Selangor Story 2011. Although the journey has ended, I will always remember all the wonderful moments that we shared in this trip.

Note: Picture above was taken using Pentax RS 1000

Organizer: Horizon Communication

Official Tourism Board: Tourism Selangor

Official Airlines: Firefly

Official Hotel: Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

Official Resort & Spa: Golden Palm Tree

Official Resort: Resort World Genting

Official Telco: The Cube

Official Restaurant: The Mix

Official Camera: Pentax

Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie
No. 1 Jalan Usahawan U1/8 Seksyen U1
40250 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: 1800 801 881  

Website: http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/kuala-lumpur/kulhi/hoteldetail





MSS 2011 Day 1: The Launch of My Selangor Story 2011 @ The Mix

9 10 2011

On the 28th September 2011, I participated in a five days trip called the My Selangor Story 2011 or MSS 2011 for short. MSS 2011 is a tourism blogging project created and organized by Horizon Communications to promote the many places of interest in Selangor state through social media. Hence, a handful of local and international bloggers were selected by the organizer to join the tour and more importantly to blog and promote the event throughout the entire five days trip.

The trip kick started at Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie where bloggers, partners and sponsors congregated for a press conference at The Mix.

The press conference started at around 4:30 p.m. when Amelia Tan who represented Horizon Communications gave a short welcoming speech.

This was followed with a rousing round of applause for YB Elizabeth Wong (EXCO for Tourism, Environment & Consumer Affairs) who addresses the fellow bloggers and elaborated on the objectives behind MSS 2011 which is to promote Selangor’s cultural diversity and rich tourism resource to travelers around the world.

Ms. Dian Azura Muhammad Ghiathuddin was also invited to the floor to share her experience on winning the past MSS 2010.

Here are some of the candid pictures taken during and after the press conference.

And here are some of the pictures of all the bloggers who were qualified for the MSS 2011. Congratulations to all of you!

On this note, I would like to personally thank our sponsors and partners for supporting MSS 2011.

Organizer: Horizon Communication

Official Tourism Board: Tourism Selangor

Official Airlines: Firefly

Official Hotel: Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

Official Resort & Spa: Golden Palm Tree

Official Resort: Resort World Genting

Official Telco: The Cube

Official Restaurant: The Mix

Official Camera: Pentax








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