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Antabax | ‘Bring Joy Back, Not Germs’ Campaign



Family days out should be fun-filled opportunities for bonding. However, with the rise in communicable diseases such as Hand, Foot & Mouth Diseases (HFMD) the possibility of bringing germs back is increasing.


Antabax, Malaysia’s number 1 Halal antibacterial personal care range has introduced the ‘Bring Joy Back, Not Germs’ campaign to teach simple steps that can reduce the spread of communicable diseases, for more joyous and less germy days-out with the family.

The worries that parents and caregivers have regarding their children and charges contracting HFMD especially in public areas is well-founded. As of August 16, 2018 statistics from the Ministry of Health Malaysia show that 52,393 children have been reported to have contracted HFMD.


Launched in conjunction with MBO Cinema’s Blood Donation 5.0 at Starling Mall, Damansara Uptown, here today, the campaign featured a talk on “5 Things That Parents Should Know About Common Infectious Diseases” by a specialist from Sunway Medical Center, hands-on hand hygiene demonstration by nurses from MAHSA University, interaction with the Antabax mascot, Germbuster, fun quizzes and lots of prizes.


The activities succeeded in delivering information to adults and children on the importance of practising good hand and general hygiene habits, while taking extra hygiene precautions to reduce the spread of communicable diseases especially those that are spread by unclean hands.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 80 percent of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch[1] and the CDC recommends hand hygiene as one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.[2]


Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal Care Department of Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, explained that the brand is carrying out numerous activities aimed at encouraging better hand and general hygiene practices that can support Malaysians active lifestyles.


“Malaysians are increasingly involved in active lifestyles be it sports, socialising, shopping or entertainment such a going to the movies. The challenge is not to bring back unwelcome and harmful germs after a fun day out. Simple steps such as correct handwashing can help to stop the spread of up to 99.9% of harmful germs. Simply put clean hands save lives. That’s the message we aim to drive home,” said Mr. Ng.

Antabax’ product range includes hand soap, bar soap, shower cream, antibacterial sanitizer spray, antibacterial sanitizer gel and antibacterial wipes that provide 24 hour protection against 99.9% of germs.


Antabax has your hygiene needs covered even in situations where soap and water are not available with our range of antibacterial sanitizer spray, antibacterial sanitizer gel and antibacterial wipes. For example before diving into your popcorn at an MBO cinema, quickly wipe your hands with our antibacterial wipes. A simple precaution that can help you bring back the joy of the movies without the germs,” quipped Mr. Ng.  


This is MBO Cinemas fifth annual blood donation drive, and the company is proud to have Antabax as its partner as they are contributing to the conversation on health by highlighting the important issue of hygiene. While the MBO blood donation drive is adding to the nation’s blood banks, preventing the spread of infectious diseases as promoted by Antabax is always better than a cure.

Dr. Anza Elias, an Occupational Health Physician from Sunway Medical Centre provided a comprehensive guide for adults and children on simple steps to reduce the spread of communicable diseases and made the serious topic of good hygiene easily understandable. She took questions from concerned parents and helped them allay their fears, while motivating kids to be cleanliness superheroes.


Nurses from MAHSA lead by Pn. Habibah Binti A Jalil, took the crowd in an energetic yet through introduction to the seven steps of hand hygiene, and the four steps to hand sanitising. They kept time to the catchy Antabax hand hygiene song and had everyone following along. Everyone present had the opportunity to receive one-on-one hand washing instructions from medical professionals.


Mouse mommy and kids MR MH also got to learn the correct steps of handwashing technique to keep our hands clean and hygiene. Mouse mommy does bring along antibacterial hand sanitizer or wipes whenever we go as in convenient and handy.

For more information on HFMD and ways to minimize the risk of spreading communicable diseases visit Antabax,



[1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC Quick Reference Guide for Public Information on Infection Control.
[2] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives. http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html December 11, 2013.

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Jom Donate Blood At MBO Cinemas Blood Donation Drive 5.0 | Blood Connects Us All.



Five years and going strong, MBO Cinemas and St John Ambulance of Malaysia (SJAM) returns with their annual blood donation drive. This campaign which is supported by the National Blood Bank and the Ministry of Health will be held at MBO Cinemas outlets nationwide.


The theme for this year’s campaign – Blood Connects Us All - stresses on the importance of how Malaysians with different blood groups can be united through this single act of selflessness. This drive also aims to inspire Malaysians that share the same goal to help top up the depleting blood supply at the National Blood Bank, which usually tends to drop drastically before festive seasons and school holidays.

Photo credit to MBO Cinemas.
Over the past four years, MBO’s Blood Donation Campaign has successfully collected close to 17,000 pints of blood and once again counts on its Malaysian customers and fans to come together as a community and contribute to the cause.

“Despite ongoing efforts to raise awareness for the need for more blood donations and drives around the country, the National Blood Bank is struggling to keep up demands and is facing a shortage nationwide.” said MBO’s General Manager of Marketing and Sales, Ms Jamie Tiong.

“On that note, we are calling all Malaysians and Internationals to help us fill the blood banks for this year’s blood donation drive. Through their help and support, we are hoping to achieve the collection of 6,000 pints of blood at 25 MBO outlets nationwide.”, added Ms Jamie Tiong.

Photo credit to MBO Cinemas.
According to Dr Noryati Abu Amin, Director at the National Blood, the demand for blood has drastically increased over the years because of three main factors, namely the rise in the number of patients, the increase in the development of medical technology and the increase in the availability of speciality hospitals in Malaysia.

Blood banks need a constant supply of donations, as red blood cells can only last a maximum of 42 days, while platelets can only be kept for five to seven days. Plasma can be frozen and if kept in the right conditions, can keep well for years. The short lifespan of some components is the reason why the blood bank is constantly in need of supply. Also, despite a 25 percent of the population having blood type A, it often runs short in the blood bank.


“Thanks to organisations like MBO Cinemas for their continuous commitment to organise an annual blood donation drive, 82,619 new donors have joined the cause nationwide as compared to 76,213 new donors recorded in 2016. This is a positive sign as the patients’ needs are being met under the Ministry of Health”, added Dr Noryati Abu Amin.

An important message the campaign also tries to highlight is the importance of giving blood regularly so that the blood stock can be kept at sufficient levels before an emergency arises. Only 2.2% out of 30 million Malaysians donate blood – which is a far cry from the 3.5% – 5% recorded in more developed countries. On average, government and private hospitals in Malaysia need to prepare around 2,000 bags of blood to support the needs of 1,000 patients per day.

Photo credit to St. John Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM)
“We are glad to co-organise this event with MBO Cinemas for the fifth year now. Over the years, we have seen many new faces and continue to receive support from the regular donors who never fail to come forward. We have faith that this annual collaboration will continue for years to come,” said Dato' Lai See Ming, Commander-in-Chief at St. John Ambulance of Malaysia.

In conjunction with St John Ambulance’s 110th Anniversary in Malaysia, a free CPR training and demonstration exercise will be conducted in tandem with the blood donation drive to celebrate their formation in Malaysia which stretches back over a century. “Through this CPR training and demonstration exercise, we can educate members of the community on the proper way to perform CPR, so that they are capable of providing help and potentially saving the life of a person in need of CPR, especially of a loved one.”, added Dato' Lai See Ming.


As a sign of gratitude to the donors, MBO will provide each donor with an exclusive goodie bag which includes MBO movie vouchers, snacks and a variety of vouchers from the generous sponsors of this year’s blood donation drive.

The nationwide blood donation drive will be held on the 18th & 19th of August, from 11am – 6pm with the exception of Kedah and Johor where the dates will be the 17th & 18th of August from 11am – 6pm.

Blood Connects Us All.

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Antabax | Bring Joy Back, Not Germs Campaign This Saturday 18 August 2018



Hand foot and mouth disease, also known as HFMD is most common among babies and children under the age of five. However, it is possible for older children and adults to be affected by HFMD as well[1]. Hence, it is extremely vital to stay clean whenever possible, and one of the simplest ways to do so is using the Antabax auxiliary range.

In Malaysia, this disease has affected many families and communities significantly with 35,886 HFMD incidents reported from January until July this year nationwide[2].

Antabax is introducing the Bring Joy Back, Not Germs campaigns, to educate movie goers on communicable diseases such as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease that can impact public health.


As up to 80% of communicable diseases are spread by hands, instilling good hand and general hygiene is vital to reducing the spread of communicable diseases. However, most of us are still not practising good hand hygiene. The ‘Bring Joy Back, Not Germs’ campaign aims to help more of use experience more joy, and less germs.

This event will be held in conjunction with MBO Cinema’s Blood Donation 5.0. The campaign aims to make the serious topic of general hygiene and preventing the spread of communicable diseases easier to understand, including for children.

Sunway Medical Centre, Occupational Health Physician, Dr. Anza Elias will be sharing on communicable diseases specifically HFMD and what parents, caregivers and kids can do to reduce the spread, while nurses from MAHSA University will be demonstrating, and overseeing members of the public in the correct method of hand washing.

Kids can also look forward to meeting Germbuster, the friendly Antabax mascot, participating in quizzes and games. There are also Antabax products to be won.

Antabax has an auxiliary range that comprises of a terrific trio of pocket-sized Antabax Antibacterial Cleansing Wipes, Instant Hand Sanitizer and Hand Sanitizer Spray. These handy cleansing essentials can help reduce the risk of HFMD infecting children and infants.

HFMD is a communicable disease that spreads through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, blister fluid and faeces of an infected child[3]. But, it can also spread indirectly through infected surfaces. It is best to sanitize frequently touched items at home or shared public equipment. Among those are the children’s water bottle, door knobs or baby chairs. Wipe them down with Antabax Antibacterial Wipes, freeing it from 99.9% of germs.

It was also recently discovered that the HFMD outbreak that started in Penang originated from supermarket trolley handlebars[4]. With ease and for peace of mind, use Antabax Hand Sanitizer Spray onto trolley handlebars and wipe it off with a clean tissue. It is also handy when sanitizing toys, schooling equipment’s like pencil case that may have been in contact with other children. It also does wonders when used on public toilet seats and train or bus handles for daily commute.

Our hands will always seem clean because germs are not visible to the naked eyes. It is important for parents to sanitize their hands after making contact with other people or public equipment before handling their children for precautionary measures. Let Antabax Gel Sanitizer do all the dirty work! Squeeze enough on your palm and rub it  between hands and fingers as a thorough cleanse from germs, especially when soap and water is not available.

The Antabax antibacterial range provides 24-hour protection and kills up to 99.9% of harmful germs. Formulated with skin vitamins and Aloe Vera to keep skin healthy and moisturized, its Derma Protect System contains Micro Moisture Serum to leave hands soft, smooth and healthy. Dermatologically tested to be gentle on the most delicate skin, the range is suitable for daily use.

Using Antabax gives all the family peace of mind because it is brand certified Halal by JAKIM.  

Good hygiene practice starts from home. Together we can educate our children on its importance to help reduce the risk of your children infected by HFMD with Antabax.

For more information about Antabax and tips on how to reduce the risk of being infected by HFMD,



[1] https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-outbreak-in-malaysia-6-things-you-need-to-know-about
[2] https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/rise-in-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-all-malaysia-states-except-sarawak
[3] https://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/transmission.html
[4] https://www.prosyscom.tech/category/blog/

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HBO ASIA Brings An Exclusive WESTWORLD VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE To Malaysia From 18 To 29 APRIL 2018 At Sunway Pyramid!


Can You tell me What is Out There? In anticipation of the second season of WESTWORLD, which debuts same time as the U.S. on Monday, April 23 at 9am exclusively on HBO (Astro Ch 411 / HD 431), fans in Malaysia are invited take a trip into this thrilling Emmy®-winning drama series at an immersive WESTWORLD experience event from 18 to 29 April 2018 (10am to 10pm) at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre (Blue Concourse).


Presented by HBO Asia and in partnership with Astro, the event will be held at with numerous fun-filled activities for fans including an exciting Virtual Reality experience, brought directly from the U.S., that would leave visitors wondering what’s real and what’s not! Ops! This is really exciting experience that not to be missed!  


The entire Virtual Reality experience begins with an introduction by a white-suited host – just like any visitor would encounter as a guest starting their visit to WESTWORLD at the Delos office, the corporation behind WESTWORLD. Visitors would then be instructed to don the Virtual Reality goggles and headphones, entering an immersive and interactive experience! 


Once in the Virtual Reality realm, guests are invited to select either a black or white hat, try on suitable outfits and pick their weapon of choice (in reality, a joystick with a trigger), before embarking on different virtual activities within WESTWORLD such as practicing at a shooting range or getting involved in a shootout with Sheriff Pickett.


The WESTWORLD Virtual Reality experience* will take about 10 minutes per person and is open to all visitors from Monday to Thursday, and exclusively to pre-registered Astro subscribers from Friday to Sunday. For more information, visit www.astro.com.my/astrocircle


Mouse mommy was so excited and had already pre-registered for the Saturday, 21 April 2018, 6pm slot. Hope to see you there! 
* only for adults aged 21 years and above 



This immersive WESTWORLD experience event also features a range of WESTWORLD-themed activities such as a Shooting Gallery, a Ring Toss Game, a photobooth and more! Mouse mommy wants to bring along family to have a great family day out too! More photos can click here to view


WESTWORLD returns for its ten-episode second season, same time as the U.S., on Monday, April 23 at 9am exclusively on HBO (Astro Ch 411/ HD 431) with same day primetime encore at 10pm on HBO; or catch it on Astro GO and On Demand. Subscribers can catch up on all ten episodes of the critically acclaimed first season of WESTWORLD every Saturday night on HBO from March 24 to April 21 or on Astro GO and On Demand.


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