Sustainability Drives XpreSole, the World’s 1st Shoes Primarily Made from Coffee, Spring ’20 launch follows CCILU’s second consecutive Red Dot Design Award honor

LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2020,/PRNewswire/ — XpreSole, the latest green technology developed by CCILU Footwear, makes its formal debut in Spring 2020 season, embodying the brand’s vision for sustainability and the protection of Mother Earth through the development of an entire recycling ecosystem. The result of a three-year endeavor by CCILU‘s R&D team, XpreSole – in its first iteration – recycles spent coffee grounds (SCG) into sustainable footwear material. CCILU’s first application of this revolutionary technology has already been honored by the Red Dot Awards in the Product Design category for 2019.

XpreSole will be incorporated into pioneer footwear SKUs set to debut in Q1 2020. The first product is the “aromatic” (coffee smell) Cody sneaker with its major components (upper, insole, and outsole) all primarily made from SCG ( One pair of Cody sneakers averagely consumes the SCG from 5 cups of coffee. To embrace the spirits of entrepreneurs, true innovations, and impacting the emerging / younger generations, CCILU‘s featuring XpreSole Cody will be firstly exposed at several crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter ( and Indiegogo, then moved to CCILU branded stores worldwide, and brand-owned channel CCILU has further plans to share XpreSole with other brands, to assure expansive dissemination of this environmentally-focused technology.

Sustainability Drives XpreSole, the World’s 1st Shoes Primarily Made from Coffee, Spring ’20 launch follows CCILU’s second consecutive Red Dot Design Award honor

XpreSole-CCILU footwear found a way to mix and melt spent coffee

Gold Coast Piazza goes Hand in Hand with the FSES, ‘Tithe Ethical Consumption Movement’ Handing Love to the Seniors

HONG KONG, March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the purchase of daily necessities were made difficult and the daily lives of Hong Kong elder citizens were immensely affected. Seeing to this, Gold Coast Piazza and the FSES ‘Tithe Ethical Consumption Movement’ curated a goodie bag for the elderlies in Tuen Mun district, sending warm blessings and love. All products inside the goodie bag were carefully selected, all were specially chosen for the elderlies.

Products for goodie bag

The goodie bags include set of vacuum handle mug and pu erh tea; a health combo with canola oil and organic red rice. The bag also includes seniors’ favorite – products of Chinese medicine and plasters. Other than that, instant soup and tea, warm Ning Bo Tong Yuen dessert, adding a hand sanitizer on top can surely bring some warmth for our elderly friends.

Thanks to the support from generous brands, including:

Siu Ning Bo

Siu Ning Bo Sesame Tong Yuen

Made with vegetable oil, production process is closely monitored to ensure hygienic product. It is well-known around the with a reputation of 60 years.


Vacuum handle mug 500ml

Keep warm and cold. No BPA, non-slip bottom silicon base can avoid slippery and scratch.

Yu Tea House

Yu Tea House Pu Erh Tea

From Yunnan, China. This puerh is expertly crafted by the hands of experienced tea masters using the spring flush from Xishuangbanna of the Yunnan Province as the the main ingredient.


Van Don International Airport Welcomes the Return of Thousands of Expatriates and Overseas Students

QUANG NINH, Vietnam, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As COVID-19 pandemic continues, many Vietnamese who are either studying or working abroad have decided to return home in recent days. Various airports in Vietnam, including Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh, are prepared to receive the returning passengers.

VDOs staff is available 24-7 to serve flights from epidemic-stricken areas

According to the statistics from Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security, from March 14 to March 19, more than 121,000 foreigners, and about 84,000 Vietnamese exited and entered Vietnam via airports and land border gates.

In the past six days (March 18-23), Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi has received around 7,500 passengers (foreigners and Vietnamese) from epidemic-stricken regions. Meanwhile, Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City has been receiving 1,300 to 1,700 people every day (statistics updated to March 19).

Since March 18, 2020, Vietnam has temporarily suspended issuance of visas for foreigners for a period of 30 days.

Besides the country’s two largest cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, other airports in Vietnam have also been receiving flights coming from areas adversely affected by the epidemic in recent weeks.

From February 1 to March 23, Van Don International Airport in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh has received 24 flights from epidemic-stricken regions such as Wuhan (China), South Korea, Japan and several European countries with a total of 3,526 passengers, including around 345 foreign

Palawan Based Ten Knots Group gets the prestigious Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network Certification

Ten Knots Group gets WFEN certification

Ten Knots Group, a Palawan-based upscale resort chain, was recently awarded by the prestigious Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) the world’s first-ever Sea Turtle Friendly Tourism Certification for its exceptional care for the aquatic animal.

Working with WFEN since 2017 to develop and implement best practice guidelines for resorts and tourism stakeholders to contribute to conservation, the group has demonstrated their commitment to sustainability and protection of biodiversity including critical mangrove, seagrass, and coral reef ecosystems.

El Nido Lio Beach – Ten Knots Group gets WFEN certification

A subsidiary of Ayala Land Inc., the group is composed of four luxury El Nido Resorts—Apulit Island, Miniloc Island, Lagen Island, and Pangulasian Island, and Lio Tourism Estate, a 325-hectare master-planned mixed-use sustainable resort community in mainland El Nido with low-density boutique hotels, commercial establishments, residences, restaurants and lifestyle shops.

The properties have met the requirements for mitigating key threats to sea turtles and their survival through their Be GREEN (Guard, Respect, Educate El Nido) program, which includes best practices to minimize negative impacts. Conservation practices include ensuring beachfront lighting that does not cause disorientation of hatchlings, and conduct of sea turtle patrols to help protect nests, hatchlings, and adult turtles from poachers and other threats.

Scuba diving in El Nido photo via Ten Knots
Scuba diving in El Nido photo via Ten Knots

Be GREEN started out as an environmental education program in 1999 for its staff, and eventually expanded to include nature interpretation trainings, community

SKYE Suites Sydney: Sydney’s Most Insta-worthy Hotels

SYDNEY, March 18, 2020,/PRNewswire/ — SKYE Suites Sydney is proving to be one of Sydney’s most instagrammable hotels since it opened in October 2018, having already been captured and shared by hotel guests and KOLs on social media.

SKYE Suites Green Square – Pool

This includes a Grazia fashion shoot, Grazia x ICON magazine launch event and most recently has been snapped by the likes of influencers Alona Kalinina and Brock Ashby, celebrity fitness trainer Jono Castano and his wife Amy, TV presenter Nikki Phillips and international model Cartia Mallan.

Visitors to Sydney seeking an Insta-worthy backdrop to their next hotel stay should seek out the new SKYE Suites serviced apartment hotel on Clarence Street in the heart of the city, or SKYE Suites Parramatta, which opened in 2017 and offers an outdoor pool with an expansive foyer.

Fashionistas and photographers are already anticipating the opening of SKYE Suites Green Square in the coming months, which already has one of Sydney’s most instagrammable rooftop pools on an open-air podium level that has views all the way to the city. A recent photoshoot with Alona shows it off in its best form. The building Infinity by Crown Group with its unique looped shape has already caught the attention of the world, winning several awards, and was also named one of the world’s best projects at the 2017 Australia Property Congress.

SKYE Suites Green Square guests will also have access to the exciting new retail and dining