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“New year, same old me?” Forget Resolutions, We List Out 6 Most Important Things M’sians Should Focus On In 2021


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With the dawn of every new year, most people would often set new resolutions that they wish to achieve for the year. But after going through the very tumultuous first quarter of 2021, we feel that it’s probably best that we put those resolutions to rest this year.

Instead, let’s focus on a few things that really matter for the sake of our well-being. Got any ideas? Check out this list for some inspo!


1. Pay attention to your mental wellness

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Staying at home during MCO is safer for everyone, but it can take a toll on your mental health. If you’ve been feeling demotivated, anxious, stressed or lonely, please start taking steps to improve your emotional state and mental wellness. What you can do:

  • Try some meditation or breathing exercises. A simple one is the ‘square breathing’ method where you can inhale, hold, exhale, hold, all for 4 seconds each and repeat!
  • Walk around your house area to get fresh air (of course, with a mask on and proper SOPs in place).
  • Minimise your social media usage as it can promote unhealthy experiences such as feeling isolated or inadequate.


2. Get some exercise in even if it’s just aunty-style power walking

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If you’re staying at home 24/7 and working on a laptop from 9 to 6 every day, there’s a good chance your body is not getting enough movement, which will lead you to feel like you’ve aged 40 more years in a blink. What you can do:

  • Set up a timer to take a break every few hours to get up and stretch.
  • Get any form of exercising done, even if it’s just power walking around your house.


3. Say goodbye to teh tarik & boba teas

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We know that pretty much everyone would set ‘get on a diet’ as their resolution but actually, you don’t need to put yourself through that torture. Even just skipping sugary drinks can already do wonders! What you can do:

  • Skip sugary drinks altogether and all the junk/fast food.
  • Start eating your meals on time to avoid snacking or random cravings. NEVER skip your meals!


4. Find a creative hobby to express yourself


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Since we have a lot more free time indoors, why not fill them up by indulging in creative hobbies? Not only will this keep you occupied, but it’ll also provide an expressive outlet for your brain. What you can do:

  • Try out a new creative hobby like painting or embroidering (there are tons of step-by-step kits you can get).
  • Challenge your creativity by rearranging furniture or reorganising closets.


5. A simple “you ok, bro?” text/call can do wonders for you AND your friend

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It is more important than ever now for you to stay connected and check in on your friends from time to time. It will also help you stay socially connected. What you can do:

  • Sending a simple “how are you?” text can make all the difference.
  • Don’t disregard any ‘red flags’ from their postings on social media.


6. Time to make ‘rumahku, syurgaku‘ a reality!

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We’ve spent a great deal of last year staying at home and it seems like we’ll be doing the same this year, too. Thus, try to take some effort to create a more comfortable and stable living environment at home to survive these uncertain times. What you can do:

  • Don’t be a hoarder! A cluttered space = a cluttered mind
  • Reorganise your shelves, cupboards, storerooms, all of it!
  • Upgrade your place while the market is beneficial for buyers.

After spending a lot of time at home due to the MCO, many Malaysians have come to realise just how much our living environment can actually impact our well-being. A good home is important to not only help you stay sane but also to upgrade your overall lifestyle.

Speaking of upgrading, if you’re currently considering moving to a new place, now might be the perfect time to do so, especially with the property market offering so many crazy deals. I mean, have you seen the deals offered by Tropicana? It’s awesome!

Tropicana Corporation Berhad is currently having their Tropicana 100 campaign where they are offering 10X more deals on their amazing developments!

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Just like its name, this campaign aims to provide a 100% state of living experience to their buyers as they are offering 100% not-to-be-missed deals for every purchase, such as:

  • 100% Returns – Enjoy low booking fees and you’ll also get a 100% return on them!
  • 100% Interest-Free Flexibility – The zero-interest easy payment scheme will ease your financial commitments.
  • 100% Legal Fees borne by the developer – Legal fees for SPA and Loan Agreement will be absorbed and the stamp duties will also be exempted.
  • 100% Furnishing – There are fully and partially furnished units that are move-in ready.
  • 100% Financing – Homeownership is made easier & more flexible through the lowest monthly payment via Houzkey by Maybank Islamic or you can enjoy zero down payment by MBSB Maybank.
  • 100% Additional Referral Rewards – Earn double the referral rewards when you successfully introduce a family member or friend.

Moreover, you can choose from eight of their signature developments nationwide. From high-rise to landed to even industrial lots, the choice is yours! Check out some of the projects below:

  • Tropicana Aman, Kota Kemuning
  • Tropicana Metropark, Subang Jaya
  • Tropicana Gardens, Tropicana Indah
  • Tropicana Heights, Kajang
  • Tropicana Miyu, Petaling Jaya
  • Tropicana Grandhill, Genting Highlands
  • Tropicana Danga Cove, Iskandar Malaysia
  • Tropicana Uplands, Gelang Patah

Lakeside residences at tropicana heights, kajang

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Elemen residences at tropicana aman, kota kemuning

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Tropicana miyu condominium at petaling jaya

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Triana shop offices at tropicana aman, kota kemuning

Don’t these pictures look inviting? You can also visit their website to view e-brochures or take a virtual tour without ever leaving your home! And the good news doesn’t stop there…

Tropicana has also launched its Tropicana FreeD0M campaign where buyers can enjoy amazing deals for their completed projects!


Yes, when we say completed projects, it means that all of these properties are ready to move into and you won’t have to go through any waiting time. The campaign also comes with other benefits where you can enjoy:

  • FREE downpayment
  • Up to 50% rebate
  • 100% financing with HouzKEY by Maybank Islamic
  • Immediate move-in after signing your SPA
  • Up to 10 years of free maintenance
  • Up to 2% referral rewards when you refer your family and friends

Just check out this list of completed properties that you can choose from. Spoiler alert: they all look breathtaking! 😍

  • Tropicana Metropark, Subang Jaya
  • Tropicana Aman, Kota Kemuning
  • Tropicana Heights, Kajang
  • Tropicana Residences, KLCC
  • Tropicana Landmark, Kota Kinabalu
  • Tropicana 218 Macalister, Penang
  • Tropicana Indah Shops
  • Tropicana Danga Cove, Iskandar Malaysia
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Tropicana landmark condominium at tropicana landmark, kota kinabalu

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Paisley Tropicana Metropark Subang Jaya Subang Jaya Malaysia

Paisley serviced residences at tropicana metropark, subang jaya


Both of these promos will last for a limited time only so you definitely need to hurry and check these out. To register for the Tropicana 100 and Tropicana FreeD0M campaigns, simply head on over to their respective websites now!


Have any habits you want to improve on in 2021? Share them with us below!

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