KUALA LUMPUR, JANUARY 2019 – New and exciting tidings gather aplenty at CUCKOO HQ as 2019 dawns. To kick-start this brave new year, CUCKOO has unveiled 2019’s star- studded line-up of CUCKOO Friends, each embodying CUCKOO’s philosophy of going Beyond Standards in all that we do, as well as CUCKOO’s goal of creating Healthy Homes for all.
- NICHOLAS TEO
SINGER, HOST, ACTOR
Crowned The Most Recommended Artiste by the media and the “Smiling Prince” for his irresistible charm, Teo’s iconic stardom is the fruit of years upon years of labour, beginning from humble roots in local singing competitions to a now prolific, media-spanning career with two Top 10 Golden Melody award-winning songs and one Best Mini Album award.
Teo’s sincere disposition and hard-honed talents serve as a beacon of joy for his fans, and beyond the music industry, his world-conscious efforts in raising awareness on recycling and pollution make him a true Malaysian pride.
- DR SHEIKH MUSZAPHAR
MALAYSIA’S 1ST ASTRONAUT
In his quest to shed light on the characteristics of liver cancer and leukaemia cells, orthopaedic-surgeon-turned-astronaut Dr Sheikh traversed beyond Earth to the final frontier – space – aboard Soyuz TMA-11 in 2007 for the benefit of science and mankind.
Today, Dr Sheikh treks the journey of parenthood as a proud father of four, and his drive to inspire each of us to brave beyond our limits continues to uplift the new generation of thinkers and tinkers.
- NABIL AHMAD
TV HOST, ACTOR
Crowned 2008’s “Raja Lawak”, Nabil Ahmad made a name for himself by constantly going all-out in reaching beyond the stars – his Asian Academy Creative Award for Best Entertainment Host is a testament to his determination.
As the host of Astro Meletop and Gegar Vaganza, an actor in numerous local TV series, and a proud father of three, Nabil Ahmad’s excellence in so many roles as well as his lovely upbringing of his children are the perfect embodiment of CUCKOO’s Beyond Standards philosophy.
- HETTY SARLENE
Hetty Sarlene is simply courage and determination embodied.
Beginning with her instant-hit debut single “Rindu Aku Rindu” in the year 2000, Hetty Sarlene’s career took her across multiple industries – music, film, and reality TV – pausing only so that she may focus wholeheartedly on raising a family.
Having returned to the limelight in 2018’s Gegar Vaganza 5, Hetty Sarlene is poised to take the industry by storm onstage, and cook lovely meals for her loved ones at home.
- SAM MAK
To be a working mum means to shoulder the weight of the world while building a Healthy Home for her children, and Sam has been nothing less than a testament to a mother’s resilience.
Preferring the approach of being close friends with her children, Sam will always make time to make life an exciting adventure for her children by learning new dishes and going on fun-filled family trips, no matter how hectic work gets at Melody FM.
- CHAN FONG
RADIO HOST, ENTREPRENEUR
With 27 years of radio excellence under his belt, Chan Fong ranks among the most established radio deejays in Malaysia.
Currently the host of 988’s breakfast show Morning Up and Friday late-night show City Heartbeat, Chan Fong is well-loved by listeners for his heartfelt conversations with his callers, often going beyond common courtesy to make his listeners feel appreciated. In the past two decades, Chan Fong had not only mastered the art of radio hosting, but also honed his skills as an entrepreneur with the establishment of an industry-leading Chinese advertising agency.
As the proud father of three, Chan Fong continues to spread positivity by sharing heart-warming tales and wisdom from all walks of life.
TV & RADIO HOST
Positivity is something the world sorely needs these days, and Raaga radio host Aanantha believes in using his position and fame to spread just that to people across the world.
To that end, Aanantha has strived throughout his vibrant career in music, TV and radio to champion culture, human values and environmental awareness. He is also a spokesperson for the Malaysian AIDS Council as well as a Youth Ambassador for IM4U, and is avidly embodying and sharing the joys of a positive life by embracing mediation, yoga and vegetarianism. He hopes to make meaningful, worldly music with passionate musicians as well.
The seven new CUCKOO Friends will make their appearances in the many events and happenings CUCKOO has in store for 2019. Until then, CUCKOO wishes you a joyous new year!
About CUCKOO Malaysia
CUCKOO is a well-known home appliance brand from South Korea. In South Korea, a CUCKOO water purifier is sold every minute and a CUCKOO rice cooker is sold every 10 seconds. Today, CUCKOO has successfully extended its operations to 30 countries across five continents. In 2017, CUCKOO’s global turnover hit a record of USD $760 million.
In October 2014, CUCKOO Malaysia joined the CUCKOO family. Within a short three-year period, CUCKOO Malaysia has sold countless water purifiers to Malaysians through a revolutionary rental plan, and also introduced CUCKOO multi-cookers and CUCKOO air purifiers to the Malaysian audience. In August 2016, CUCKOO Malaysia achieved a 600% growth in sales, while in December 2018, CUCKOO Malaysia garnered over 600,000 customers, and has since opened over 530 Brandstores and Brandkiosks nationwide.
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