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Aaronn Avit Ajeng, Ph.D.

Researcher in Biology and Biochemistry

Dr. Aaronn Avit Ajeng is currently a Biologist at the Institute of Biological Sciences, Universiti Malaya. Born and raised in Miri, Sarawak, Aaronn obtained his Ph.D. from Universiti Malaya (UM) in the field of Biochemistry and Biology in 2.5 years. For his doctoral thesis, he bioengineered a carbon-based material, biochar with effective Bacillus consortium with response surface methodology (RSM) software and investigate the optimal conditions for microbial survival, as well tested its efficiency on the growth response of Elaeis guineensis and analyse the metabolite profiles through metabolomics. His invention has been filled for national patent/intellectual property protection. For his outstanding achievements, he has received several international awards from Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) in 2022 and Rising Star Scientist from University of Nottingham in 2022. Outside of academia, he enjoys engaging with communities through creating meaningful contents on social platforms and public awareness programs.

Universiti Malaya

Ph.D. in Biology and Biochemistry

Universiti Malaya

B.Sc in Biotechnology

Matriculation Program

Pure Science Major

Research Manager

Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya

Graduate Research Assistant

Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya

Doctoral Internship

Institute of Systems Biology (INBIOSIS)

Biotechnology, bacteriology
Biological Engineering
Metabolomics, omics, metagenomics, Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Crop Cultivation


Awards Won






Scientific Reviewer



OPPO launches the A74 5G smartphone and Enco Buds exclusively on Shopee at its first regional Super Brand Day Sale

  • First regional Super Brand Day “Ready, Set, OPPO!” on Shopee starting from 5 May, across six markets in Southeast Asia
  • OPPO A74 5G and OPPO Enco Buds to be sold exclusively on Shopee from 5th - 18thMay, with the OPPO A74 5G available for a special limited time price of RM 999 during5th – 7th May.
  • New OPPO A74 5G and OPPO Enco Buds pairing offers fast and seamless user experience.
KUALA LUMPUR, 28th April 2021 - Leading global smart device company, OPPO today announced a strategic partnership with Southeast Asia’s leading e-commerce platform Shopee, to launch the latest OPPO A74 5G exclusively on Shopee. The latest A series smartphone, touted as the best budget 5G smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset in the market, will be available during OPPO’s first regional Super Brand Day with Shopee, which takes place from 5 to 7 May 2021.


With e-commerce in the region expected to reach 172 billion by 2025, the partnership will enable OPPO to leverage Shopees strong performance and wide base of mobile-first and digitally-savvy users in the region to unlock further growth opportunities. As the number of internet users in Southeast Asia SEA reaches 400 million and 5G will account for 21% of mobile subscriptions in the region by 2025, OPPO aims to bring convenient and fast, user-led innovation to consumers with the new OPPO A74 5G smartphone. Users will also get to enjoy special deals on various OPPO products on Shopeeduring the campaign. 


"Since establishing in 2004, OPPO continues to retain a strong foothold in both offline and online channels. E-commerce platforms represent a huge opportunity for us and we are always seeking ways to innovate and strengthen the premium customer experience here in Southeast Asia. Through this partnership with Shopee, we are excited to bring our latest A series smartphone, the A74 5G, to consumers online. Through Shopee’s extensive reach in the region, we hope our consumers will enjoy the ease and convenience of purchasing our products online,” said Jimmy Yi, President of OPPO, Asia Pacific.


Zhou Junjie, Chief Commercial Officer at Shopee, added, “OPPO is one of our most popular mobile brands on Shopee, appealing to many consumers with their high quality products that marry innovation and value. We are happy to be the exclusive partner for this launch, giving our shoppers across Malaysia access to OPPO’s latest affordable 5G smartphone. We look forward to a successful Super Brand Day and more exciting and exclusive collaborations with OPPO in the future.”


The latest A Series phone is designed to make 5G technology more affordable and accessible, to support the different lifestyle needs of the user. Created for those who want to balance work or studies, with life and entertainment, the new OPPO A74 5G smartphone embodies the latest technology that is easy to use, without compromising on style. Users can now enjoy a seamless experience with stable connection and long-battery life no matter where they are or what they want to do.


Besides the OPPO A74 5G, users can get their hands on OPPO’s latest ultra-budget true wireless earphones, the OPPO Enco Buds. The earbuds are compatible with Bluetooth 5.2 that provides a more stable connection, making it the perfect accessory to the OPPO A74 5G smartphone. It also comes with long-lasting IoT batteries so users can enjoy up to 24 hours of playback, which makes it perfect for all situations, from sweating it out in the gym to taking long commutes.


The OPPO A74 5G and OPPO Enco Buds will be available exclusively on Shopee from 5th - 18thMay, for RM1099 (RM 999 during 5th – 7th May)and RM159 respectively.

Highlights of OPPO Super Brand Day Include:

• Attractive deals for OPPO A74 5G: First1,000 users who purchase the OPPO A74 5G on Shopee will get a Fast & Long-Lasting Bundle worth RM278;
• Spend & Sure Win of up to RM550,000
• Stand a chance to get Shopee Pay Rebates when purchasing selected OPPO smartphone models;
• Enjoy up to 55% off selected OPPO Add-on Deals;
• Win an exciting prize with minimum RM500 in a single checkout


Find the latest deals and promotions on OPPO’s wide range of smart devices, including the A Series, Reno Series, and Find X Series, on the OPPO Official Store on Shopee Mall.

Products on Shopee Mall come with 15-days free returns, 100% authenticity, and free shipping. Shop for all your favorite tech products now by clicking here.


Download the Shopee app for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.


For more information on the OPPO products, kindly refer to:

OPPO Official Website:

OPPO Official Facebook Page:

OPPO Official Online Store:

OPPO Official Lazada Store:

OPPO Official Shopee Store:

About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since launching its first smartphone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology, Today, OPPO provides customers with a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series, ColorOS operating system, as well as internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 research institutes and 4 R&D centers worldwide and an international design center in London, OPPO’s more than 40,000 employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.


About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. 


Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.


Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

Using Eucerin ProAcne For A week | My Acne Appearance Reduced Within A Week?

This pandemic not only has affected our way of life, but it is also affecting our appearances especially our face. Wearing masks on a daily basis has become part of our routine in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 which has caused the appearance of maskne. Maskne, similarly to any other acne breakouts is a skin irritation and breakout related to the use of masks. Student and a working adult like myself, is not excluded and there is a need for a proper skincare routine especially during this period. 

For the past couple of months, I have noticed that regular routine such cleansing, and hydrating using regular products are no longer the feasible ways in clearing the stubborn acne. So, I took on the Eucerin ProAcne 7-day challenge and I might have found the next best skincare that you should try if you are struggling with maskne. So, Eucerin sent me these product to review. I am sharing this based on my personal experience with the product. (Eucerin if you are seeing this, please sponsor me).

The Eucerin Acne Cleanser

The cleanser retails at RM 55.00 (price may vary). All these products are available at Watsons, Shopee, Lazada and Hermo, so check these stores out and compare the price yourself). What I love the most about this cleanser is that unlike any other cleansers  (that allegedly can treat acne), it does not strip away the oil completely off my face after washing and it is definitely very gentle on your skin so if you have a very sensitive skin, I would recommend this cleanser. It contains 6% Ampho-Tenside. It is perfume-free, soap-free and non-comedogenic which cleanses gently & effectively eliminates excess sebum. The consistency is almost watery and non-sticky, and it has some gentle scent to it. Get this product here.

The Eucerin A.l Matt Fluid 

After the cleansing, you are ought to apply this A.l Matt Fluid cream. According to the description, this product gives you an 8 hour long anti-shine effect (whatever that means). I guess it works by keeping your skin from appearing too oily. My skin absorbs it really well and I really love the smell too. It also refines your skin, reduces impurities and prevents excess sebum production. This retails at RM70.00 (price may vary). Get it here.

The Eucerin A.l Clearing Treatment

This serum contains 10% Hydroxy Complex  that works by unclogging pores, visibly reduces acne and helps prevent their re-appearance. It is advised to apply the product in a small amount as it may cause a tingling sensation which does happen after applying on my skin but for a short while. This serum contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. It is recommended that you limit any exposure to the sun while using this product and for a week after. During that period, and after, be sure to apply sun protection in the morning. This retails around RM 75.00 (price may vary). Get the product here.

The verdict

Each skin is different and the time it takes for a product to work may be different. Throughout the 7-day challenge, I notice there was a reduced acne appearance, not just within the facemask area but my entire face including the forehead and temple area where acne are common. It works as early as overnight (for me) where there was less redness of the acne. The acne eventually becoming less visible and fade off day 4 onward. Please visit my Instagram feed for the result (I might try to experiment more with Eucerin in the future so follow me on my social media). This was by far, the best skincare product I have used after La Roche Posay. In terms of pricing, I would say Eucerin offers a competitive price, of all the products I have used. Will I be using Eucerin in the future? Definitely. It has worked perfectly on my skin, and I am sure it will work well on yours as well. 

That is all for the posting today. Thank you for reading!

For more information, or collaboration opportunities, I can be reached via email at aaronnavit@gmail.com 

Gong cha Launches First Flagship Store in Kuala Lumpur

Gong cha has officially launched their first-ever Flagship Store in Malaysia! Located on the second floor of The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, the newly refurbished outlet offers an exclusive menu as well as a premium bubble tea experience with designated seating areas. With a sleek interior design featuring the brand’s signature red tone, the store aims to elevate customers’ bubble tea experience with a premium touch.

The space is divided into a workstation fitted with plug points, while the other is a lounge area. This allows customers the versatility to either get some work done comfortably while sipping on their favorite beverage, or have a relaxed, catch-up session with friends, all while observing strict SOPs to offer peace of mind and curb the spread of Covid-19.

Apart from its usual drinks on the menu, the new Flagship Store will also be serving premium tea brews at an introductory price of RM10. For die-hard fans of the beverage brand, Gong cha merchandise such as Straw-Hiding Tumbler, Planner and Color Changing Cup will also be sold at the outlet.

Partnering exclusively with e-commerce platform Shopee and in conjunction with the ongoing Raya Bersama Shopee campaign, Gong cha is serving up a special drink for bubble tea lovers. Called the Raya Bersama Shopee x Gong cha drink, it features sweet and chewy strawberry flavoured heart-shaped pearls bathed in rich, luscious iced chocolate milk and topped off with Gong cha’s signature salty, creamy milk foam -  perfect for iftar, or as an after-meal dessert.

Raya Bersama Shopee x Gong cha drink

As this drink is a limited edition, Shopee exclusive drink that can only be bought from Food & Services Vouchers via the Deals, Top-ups & Bills in-app portal for RM13 from 16 April till 14 May 2021. It can then be redeemed at any Gong cha outlets nationwide. Do take note that these will be at half price on 18 Apr, 20 Apr, 23 Apr, 28 Apr, 1 May, 5 May, 12 May & 14 May!

Meanwhile, Gong cha fans who already have their go-to drinks should also check out the Deals Near Me in-app portal on the Shopee app for an amazing Gong Cha ShopeePay cashback voucher! At only 5 sen, ShopeePay users then enjoy a 40% cashback (capped at RM4) when they pay with ShopeePay at the outlet. What’s more, only on 18 April, Gong cha lovers can also purchase a Gong cha ShopeePay Voucher to enjoy an RM8 cashback when they spend RM20!

In celebration of the new store, customers stand a chance to win exclusive vouchers and merchandise from Gong cha when they play ‘Spin The Wheel’ at the outlet. The game will be available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 23 April till 16 May 2021. To participate, customers will have to purchase their drinks with ShopeePay. Any drink will earn them a chance while the Raya Bersama Shopee x Gong cha drink allows them two chances.

Terms and conditions apply. From 16 April onwards, visit https://shopee.com.my/raya-bersama-shopee-gongcha for more information.

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