Saturday, June 3

Popular mega bookfair at CityONE Megamall

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Visitors browse through the array of fiction books.

KUCHING: Popular mega bookfair returns to Sarawak shores from yesterday to Jan 1, 2018 at CityONE Megamall, from 10am to 10pm daily to continue Popular’s mission of cultivating reading habit among Malaysians.

Visitors to the mega bookfair can expect to be delighted by a wide array of English, Malay and Chinese books of various genres, along with stationery, CDs and DVDs as well as multimedia products all tagged with irresistible prices! What’s more, Popular will also be hosting a charity campaign in Kuching in tandem with this mega bookfair, to spread the love of reading this Christmas season.

Daily specials which are selected products tagged at unbelievably low prices will be made available each day with deals as low as RM5.

More than 120 products will be featured, including books, stationery, multimedia products, music CDs and gift items.

Those who spend a minimum of RM80 nett in a single receipt on the same day are entitled to free Popular vouchers worth a total of RM20.

These consist of two RM5 vouchers that may be redeemed at all of Popular’s Kuching outlets and an RM10 Bonus Treats Voucher. Patrons also get an additional of two fancy notebooks (while stock last) with a minimum purchase of RM150 at the mega bookfair.

The Bonus Treats Voucher is only redeemable at the Bonus Treats Counter in the mega bookfair and valid only on the date of issuance.

Popular card members also get to enjoy exclusive special deals and bargains, including premiums: a Popular exclusive multi-purpose bag when applying or renewing for 3-Year Popular Privilege Card or multi-function stylus pen when applying or renewing 1-Year Popular Card.

Those who enjoy cooking and food-lovers are also invited to join in the Cook Out Day session happening on Dec 30 (Sat). Bestselling cookbook authors Chef Norzailina Nordin and Chef Hussin Khan will be showcasing their exceptional cooking skills in preparing mouth-watering dishes in the cooking demonstration from 12pm to 1.45pm.

For children, there’s ‘Little Eco Warriors’ recycling carnival (Dec 22-Jan 1, 12pm to 5pm), ‘A Green Earth Begins with Me’ children’s colouring competition (Dec 24), Book Cover Design calligraphy competition (Dec 25, 12pm-5pm) and handicraft workshop open to children aged five to 12 years old on Dec 26, 27, 28 and Jan 1, 3pm-5pm (limited to 20 participants per day).

The ‘Little Eco Warriors’ is a comic book published exclusively by Popular Malaysia, earlier this year. It narrates the adventures of a group of youngsters, who band together to save Planet Earth from pollution.

Now, young ones can be part of the team, in discovering lessons not usually taught in the classroom, with this recycling carnival. This carnival promotes environmental awareness amongst youngsters, by showing them how to reduce waste, reuse items and recycle materials. Register for free online at http://bit.ly/kcorc17

The colouring competition is divided into two categories, A (five to eight years old) and B (nine to 12 years old). Category A runs from 11am to 1pm and category B from 3pm till 5pm. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded Faber Castell hampers worth RM400, RM250 and RM180 respectively, and 10 consolation prize winners stand to  take home hampers worth RM80 each.

All winners shall also receive a certificate and trophy. There’s an RM5 registration fee, and participants may register at Popular’s Everrise BDC Complex, Boulevard Shopping Mall, CityONE Megamall, Tun Jugah Centre, Matang Mall outlets; or register online at http://bit.ly/kcocc17.

The Book Cover Design calligraphy competition is co-organised with stationery brand, Pentel. It includes free workshop from 12pm to 2pm; before the actual competition takes place from 3pm to 4.30pm.

Participants shall receive a door gift worth RM30, with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners taking home Popular cash vouchers worth RM300, RM200 and RM100 respectively.

It is limited to 30 participants, so register for free online at http://bit.ly/mbkco17.

Utusan Borneo, The Borneo Post, and See Hua Daily News readers should look out  for the ‘Exclusive Deals’ cut-out coupon in either paper during the bookfair to take home a TOP detergent sample pack. Packs are limited to 200 per day.

Shoppers are invited to join ‘Christmas Gift Bank’ charity campaign.

Take the opportunity to play ‘Santa’ this Christmas season by donating gifts and grant the wishes of the occupants of charitable organisations! Simply purchase gifts worth at least RM15 from Popular outlets in Kuching or at the Popular mega bookfair.

Participants will enjoy free gift-wrapping and receive two RM5 promotion vouchers for every gift donated. The gifts collected will be channelled to Peryatim Kuching, Sarawak.

During the bookfair launch and media tour yesterday, Popular presented a cheque to Kompleks Kebajikan Hamidah Yakup for the [email protected] 2017 campaign.

The campaign is an annual initiative organised at all Popular and Harris outlets, to help charity organisations across Malaysia in conjunction with the month of Ramadan. Popular also presented Christmas gifts to some of the children from Komplex Kebajikan Laila Taib.

For enquires, visit www.popular.com.my, the Popular Facebook page or call the Popular Customer Service hotline at 1 300 88 6336 during office hours.