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Discover a list of captivating events happening in Australia, Malaysia, and Indonesia on our specially curated column. Stay tuned for further updates as we bring you the latest and most exciting happenings in these countries. From cultural festivals and music concerts to art exhibitions and tech conferences, our comprehensive collection of events will keep you informed and entertained. Check back regularly for the latest updates and make sure you don’t miss out on the most interesting experiences in these diverse and vibrant regions.

Truffle-Inspired Comfort Food

Sydney, July 3: Slim’s Quality Burger is bringing back its highly anticipated limited-time truffle-inspired menu.
From July to August, burger enthusiasts in Sydney can savor the rich flavors of the Truffle Bacon Combo.
With three locations in Sydney, Slim’s captures the essence of classic American diners and drive-ins, offering high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.
The star of the limited edition menu is the Truffle Bacon Double, featuring two juicy 100 percent Angus Aussie beef patties, smoked maple bacon, grilled mushrooms, onions, Swiss cheese, sinfully rich truffle mayo, and a signature toasted potato bun.

Slim's Quality Burger is back again with a mouth-watering limited time only truffle inspired menu.
Don’t forget to try Slim’s Quality Burger’s french fries too.

Hand-cut Parmesan Truffle Fries topped with bold Parmesan cheese, truffle mayo, and grilled onions complete the experience.
For a complete meal, go for the Truffle Bacon Combo, which includes the Truffle Bacon Double, Parmesan Truffle Fries, and a regular thick shake.
Slim’s Quality Burger celebrates the versatility and complexity of truffles, promising a surprising and delightful winter dining experience.
Don’t miss out on the ultimate truffle burger at Slim’s Quality Burger from July to August.

Melbourne Welcomes Henrietta!

Henrietta, Officially Opens in Melbourne
Henrietta, Officially Opens in Melbourne

Melbourne, July 3: Henrietta, the highly anticipated Middle Eastern restaurant, is opening in Melbourne on July 7th as ESCA Group’s first interstate venue. The 80-seat dining space on Chapel Street in Windsor combines Middle Eastern flavors with a modern Australian flair. The menu features iconic dishes like charcoal chicken and falafel, as well as elevated options such as kingfish with baharat and rhubarb. The carefully curated beverage selection includes a signature cocktail inspired by Arak, alongside a small but intricate wine list. With stunning interior design by Russel and George, Henrietta promises a memorable dining experience that captures the essence of Middle Eastern cuisine.

Electric Eel: Vintage Beach Dining in Bali

Bali, July 3: Opening on July 7, Electric Eel is a charming vintage beach house restaurant and lounge in Canggu, Bali. Created by Tai “Buddha” Graham and Adam McAsey, the venue features custom marble tables, cozy corduroy couches, wood paneling, and retro touches like a black and white chequered floor. The menu offers delightful grandma cakes and fresh-baked goods, along with classic breakfast staples and a range of lunch and dinner options. The drink list is carefully curated, catering to all tastes and occasions. With coastal seating and Indian Ocean views, Electric Eel provides a welcoming space to connect and enjoy a home-away-from-home experience.

Australian Muslim Convention Unites

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Latest Convention
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Latest Convention

Sydney, July 5: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia will hold its 35th Annual Convention, ‘Jalsa Salana,’ on July 8th and 9th at the Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens, NSW.
The event aims to foster spirituality, peace, and unity, bringing together around 3,000 attendees from Australia and abroad.
The convention offers lectures, discussions, and exhibitions, providing a unique spiritual experience. It encourages dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims and welcomes people from diverse backgrounds.
The event attracts government officials, faith leaders, and media outlets, and promotes interfaith and intercultural dialogue.

MR D.I.Y. Celebrates 18th Anniversary!

Kuala Lumpur, July 5: MR D.I.Y. Group (M) Berhad, Malaysia’s largest home improvement retailer, is celebrating its 18th anniversary with discounts of up to 30 percent on over 60 products throughout July. They offer a wide range of items, including hardware, electrical, household goods, car accessories, sports equipment, stationery, and food and beverages.
They also have a contest with a chance to win a special MR D.I.Y. designed 5-gram gold bar. Eligible youth can use their eCash credit from the eBelia Rahmah Campaign at MR D.I.Y., MR. DOLLAR, and MR. TOY stores and receive cashback when using Boost and TnG e-wallets. MR D.I.Y. has grown from a single store to over 1,100 locations across Malaysia, and they have introduced various brands, such as MR. TOY, MR. DOLLAR, MR. D.I.Y EXPRESS, and MR. D.I.Y. PLUS. In May 2023, they launched their first EMTOP store, an international hardware brand trusted in 80 countries.

Environmental Awards Ignite Activism

Photo by William Debois, Head On Photo Awards Finalist 2022.

Sydney, July 5: Australian Geographic and Head On Photo Festival launch Environmental Awards, encouraging environmental activism through photography.
Entries open until July 16th, with an AU$10,000 prize and exhibition at Bondi Beach.
Open to global photographers, seeking work that advocates for positive change.
Visit www.headon.org.au/awards for details.

Freshable’s La Tomatina Delights

From left: Chef Joao Mole from Olivia Deli and Adeline Tang, CEO and Co-Founder of Freshable.co.

Kuala Lumpur, July 6: Freshable, the ready-to-cook meal kit delivery service, is collaborating with Olivia Deli to celebrate La Tomatina, the world-famous festival.
Limited-edition meal kits will bring the essence of La Tomatina to your kitchen, combining Freshable’s fresh ingredients and Olivia Deli’s expertise in regional cuisine.
Customers can expect Spanish-inspired meal kits featuring tangy tomato salads and hearty seafood paellas. The partnership aims to transport food lovers to the heart of La Tomatina.
The meal kits will be available for a limited time in July and August.
For more information, visit Freshable’s website and social media pages.

2023 Awards Deadline Approaching

Sydney, July 12: The 2023 Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards is calling for entries, with the online submission period closing on Friday 21 July.
The awards celebrate the achievements of female small business owners from various industries across the country.
The program offers over 55 small business categories and four individual categories, showcasing the diversity and success of women in small business.
Research indicates that female business owners represent over one-third of all small businesses in Australia.
The awards provide an opportunity for recognition and can have significant marketing benefits for small businesses.
To apply go here.

 Infiniti Indah Celebrates Pesta Kuantan 188

Family Fun and Concert with A-List Artists
Family Fun and Concert with A-List Artists.

Kuala Lumpur, July 17: Infiniti Indah Sdn. Bhd., the hospitality arm of MAA Group Berhad, is thrilled to present the annual Pesta Kuantan 188 festival, set to take place from 29 to 31 July 2023. Supported by the Pahang State Government, Tourism Pahang, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, this three-day event aims to showcase the unique culture and geography of Kuantan 188, a prominent destination for travelers visiting the Malaysian East-Coast.
Pesta Kuantan 188 offers an array of family-friendly activities, including the Royal Pahang Dragon Boat Race, the Kuantan 188 Challenge talent show, cultural performances, fashion shows, Zumba sessions, retail booths with handcrafted items and local cuisine, as well as a Fun Run and Fun Ride along a 5km running track and a 35km cycling route.
The festival also includes Kids Club activities such as a mini petting zoo, kids’ zipline, karaoke competition, bouncy castle, and health screenings for parents. A highlight of the festival is the Royal Pahang Dragon Boat Regatta 2023, featuring teams in the Pahang Open and Pahang Closed divisions. The race will start in front of the Jetty for the Marine Department of Kuantan and finish in front of Kuantan 188, with 34 confirmed participating teams. Additionally, a free-entry concert featuring renowned artists will be held on 31 July 2023.
The Pesta Kuantan 188 festival, with its remarkable activities and attractions, aims to celebrate Malaysia’s culture and communities while attracting visitors from around the world. The ultimate goal is to establish Pesta Kuantan 188 as an annual event in the Tourism Pahang Calendar, contributing to Pahang’s tourism product and establishing it as a modern tourism hub. With the Kuantan 188 Tower providing a stunning panoramic view and a variety of dining and relaxation experiences, the festival promises an unforgettable experience for the estimated 20,000 visitors attending this year.

Future Workplace at Integrate 2023

EPOS Announces the IMPACT 1000 headset series for the open office
EPOS Announces the IMPACT 1000 headset series for the open office.

Sydney, July 18: Premium audio and video brand EPOS is returning to Australia’s Integrate trade show in 2023. At the event, they will exhibit their Meeting Room Solutions and offer visitors the chance to experience the latest workplace tools.
The booth will also feature an F1 racing simulator for added excitement. EPOS’s Meeting Room Solutions, built on BrainAdapt™ technology, aim to address the challenges of hybrid work environments.
Products such as the EXPAND Vision 5 and IMPACT 1000/5000T headsets will be showcased.
The event will take place from Aug 30 to Sept 1 at ICC Sydney.

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