KOHLER, together with Lazada Singapore, to bring 30 leading lifestyle brands under one roof in month-long online to offline shopping experience

KOHLER, a global lifestyle brand and leader in kitchen and bath products, has partnered with Lazada Singapore to bring 30 complementary leading lifestyle brands together for the first time, to provide online shoppers with a curated showcase of luxurious home, kitchen, bath, and lifestyle products they can experience in-store. Come Home to KOHLER & Friends (Powered by Lazada) utilises Lazada’s powerful e-commerce platform to complete the shopping experience and is aimed at satisfying changing consumer habits post-pandemic.
The month-long event will provide consumers with a unique immersive in-store feel to the digital shopping experience and offer a one-stop solution for shoppers to experience all 30 brands side by side in real-life home settings. KOHLER and the other 29 brands will showcase their curated range of products at the KOHLER Experience Centre (KEC) from 15 July to 15 August 2022.

The 822 sqm KEC occupying two units of shophouses along Peck Seah Street will house several thematic spaces featuring various ranges of KOHLER’s innovative, intuitive, and immersive products, complemented by participating brands such as Samsung, Bang & Olufsen, LEGO, L’OCCITANE, Razer, Nespresso, OSIM, Tefal, WMF, and Philips Lighting. The curated showcase is perfect for first-time homeowners looking for inspiration for their new home or existing homeowners looking to refresh various areas of their homes. Shoppers can explore the different themes throughout multiple levels of KEC and view dedicated spaces such as the living room, bedroom, study, kitchen, and bathroom.

Each themed bathroom and living space are thoughtfully furnished by Kohler designers and representatives from the other brands. As soon as shoppers are inspired by any product they see, they can scan QR codes to purchase on the Lazada app. This means that shoppers can fully immerse themselves in these dedicated home spaces, check out and enquire about the products on display, purchase online immediately, and head home to wait for their items to arrive. This is the future of shopping.

“We are collaborating with Lazada to provide online customers with what they want – an immersive online to offline (O2O) shopping environment to have a real-life experience of how our products feel, look and work, and ask questions for an informed purchase,” said Leo Leong, General Manager, Kohler Kitchen & Bath Group, North and Southeast Asia. “This is further complemented by our partnering brands which have collaborated with us to showcase their products in this new experience. Not just that, shoppers can enjoy online prices of up to 60% off during the fair and shopping benefits through the LazMall pages with peace of mind knowing that the products purchased are 100% authentic, with *free returns!”

At KEC, shoppers will also be treated to freebies and giveaways and the opportunity to register for cooking and home interior decor workshops on selected dates available for booking in person. During Come Home to KOHLER & Friends (Powered by Lazada), the KEC is opened to the public from 15 July to 15 August 2022, daily from 10am to 9pm, including Sundays.

*Free shipping and return policies vary with brands and sellers.

Notes to Editors
Come Home to KOHLER & Friends (Powered by Lazada)
15 July to 15 August 2022
KOHLER Experience Centre
52/54 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079320
Tel: 6224 0039
Lazada URL: https://bit.ly/KOHLERFriends
Media Images can be downloaded here https://tinyurl.com/tav95en2

Featured Kohler products on sale
(1) More than 50% off Veil Dual Flush Two-Piece Toilet – $846 (U.P. $1,782)
(2) 50% off Family Care Bathroom Furniture – $1,002 (U.P. $2,004)
(3) 20% off Moxie Handshower, sound by Harman Kardon – $399 (U.P. $499)
(4) 45% off Malleco Touchless Pull-down Kitchen Faucet – $873 (U.P. $1,587)
(5) 50% off KOHLER Malleco Single Kitchen Sink – $690 (U.P. $1,368)

Check out other amazing offers on display by other participating leading lifestyle brands.

Giveaways/promotions during Come Home to KOHLER & Friends (Powered by Lazada)
– The top 10 spenders stand to win amazing prizes from KOHLER, OSIM or Bang & Olufsen worth more than $8,000. (Minimum spending of $800 is required to qualify)
– Spin & Win – Shoppers who spend a minimum of $80 during the fair will stand a chance to win Manchester United premiums.
– Sing For Sale – Sing your heart out and enjoy 40% off Moxie Handshower, sound by Harman Kardon from only $299 (U.P. $499)

Activities & Workshops
Sessions are free. Please register 15 mins before each workshop at KEC.
– Cooking Workshop with Chef Ivan Yeo with Food Tasting; Dates: Saturday, 30 July 2022; Time: 4pm to 6pm
– Home Interior Seminar by Bowerman Interior; Date: Sunday, 7 Aug 2022; Time: 3pm to 4pm

About Kohler Co.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies, with more than 35,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; luxury cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin, and St. Andrews, Scotland. The company also develops solutions to address pressing issues, such as clean water and sanitation, for underserved communities around the world to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations. For more details, please visit KOHLER.SG.

About KOHLER on LazMall

As part of KOHLER’s mission of providing a higher level of gracious living for those touched by our products and services, KOHLER’s online store on LazMall offers our customers another convenient way to shop for our quality and innovative kitchen and bath products. With over 100 products ranging from toilet, lavatory, faucet, bathroom furniture, bathroom accessories, and kitchen sink and faucet available online to choose from, our customers can be assured that our products are 100% authentic, with 15-day easy returns and free delivery.

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Working Together to Prevent Storm Damage

 The international RAMPF Group is donating 5,000 euros to support the work of Verein zur Hagelabwehr im Landkreis Reutlingen (Cloud Seeding Association Reutlingen). This means the cloud seeding aircraft can be in action for 80 days in the coming storm season.

The storm of June 23, 2021, did more than cause significant damage in and around Reutlingen. It also brought back bad memories of July 28, 2013, when several hundred people were injured and vehicles, building fronts, roofs, and solar panels were battered by hailstones – some of which were as big as tennis balls.

Although the Verein zur Hagelabwehr im Landkreis Reutlingen was set up in 2014 in response to the storm of the century, its cloud seeding aircraft was not able to take off until early July in 2021. This was because the aircraft that the association hires was grounded due to engine damage.

“This can’t happen again. That’s why we are so reliant on donations from companies and private individuals, as these will ensure our pilots and aircraft are always ready to go throughout the storm season from May till September,” says Gabriele Gaiser, First Chairperson of the Association.

Donating as a gesture of solidarity

As things currently stand, finance is in place for 80 deployment days in 2022. “This means we’re ready to go from the beginning of June till mid-August,” says Franz Eisele, the Association’s Treasurer. However, he also indicates that he hopes more donations will come in to further expand the potential deployment time.

The international RAMPF Group, based in Grafenberg, is playing a part in this by donating 5,000 euros to the Association.

Matthias Rampf, CEO of the RAMPF Group, explains, “For one thing, the Association’s work is very important for us as a company. After all, extreme weather can affect our production reliability and cause considerable damage to buildings and vehicles. On top of that, this is a way for us to show our solidarity with the people of the Reutlingen district. After all, the cloud seeding aircraft could have significantly reduced the damage caused by the storms in 2013 and 2021.”


Benjamin Schicker





  • Corporate Social Responsibility

A.R. Johnson, Together With Pearson Media Group, Produces a Promising Poetic Art Book

Author A.R. Johnson’s new book “Wishful Thinking” brings a fresh and artistic expression that illuminates people. His book is a compilation of written artwork that suits the genre for PMG to give it another venue to reach a bigger audience.

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Pearson Media Group is a digital media platform that aims to promote various genres through screenplay and promotions. The group is remarkable for helping budding authors advertise their unique and inspirational outputs in the international section. In the coming days, PMG collaborates with an artistic author and illustrator, A.R. Johnson, to bring people another poetry work to enjoy.

“Wishful Thinking” is an interpretive poetic art form that strives to connect with the hearts and souls of those who wish to journey through the world of abstract thinking.

Poetry is a form of art. The author desires to communicate with this different audience through the artistic expression of writing, lyric, poetic encouragement, and the American jingle art form of haiku.

Author Adrian Johnson wishes to communicate with and entice genuine readers through his form of wishful thinking. He clings to the notion that time tends to lean toward motivation and gives itself to the end of time. And, as life struggles to navigate the human perspective, wishful thinking captures what continues to remain out there.

Wishful Thinking is the title of the illustration cover and is also the name of this poetry narrative.

Pearson Media Group aims to promote author Adrian R. Johnson in connecting and reaching a good number of audiences in this growing digital platform. You might not want to miss adding this treasure to your library this coming holiday season.

Go check out “Wishful Thinking,” available in many digital formats. Be inspired, relieved, and learn about life, love, and mystery with this new material.

“Wishful Thinking”

Author: A.R. Johnson

Published Date: July 24, 2018

Paperback: $15.99

About The Author:

Adrian R. Johnson is from Gary, Indiana. He is a devoted Christian and aims to inspire people all over the world. His passion towards people is a reflection of his greater than 25 year marriage to his wife Dina and fatherhood to his five children.

Together on the road to evidence-informed decision-making for health in the post-pandemic era: new EVIPNet Call for Action

Evidence-informed decision-making is essential for improving the health and well-being of populations, and the COVID-19 pandemic has recently put a bright spotlight on the evidence–policy–society nexus. The newly published Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) Call for Action charts the way forward for systematic and improved evidence-informed health policy-making towards more resilient, equitable and sustainable global health, both for future emergencies and recurring political and societal challenges.

The Call for Action was developed through an iterative process with global EVIPNet members and launched at the WHO Evidence-to-Policy Summit held from 15-17 November 2021. During the Summit, key stakeholders expressed strong support for the Call for Action, including representatives from the Cochrane Library, the Asian Development Bank, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre), among others.

“We hope that using evidence in policy will be the norm rather than the exception”, said Jorge Barreto of EVIPNet Brazil, stressing that the Call for Action also marks a shift in culture among policy-makers and actors of the evidence ecosystem. Kerry Albright from UNICEF’s Office of Research Innocenti emphasized that “whole-of-society approaches and collaboration across sectors and the evidence ecosystem are needed to better tackle the future health emergencies”.

Stakeholders also noted the Call for Action’s alignment with the United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery and the Global Commission on Evidence to Address Societal Challenges. Senior leaders of several stakeholder organisations and partner institutions committed to forming a new partner coalition for sustainable evidence-policy-society-systems to implement the Call for Action.

The call explicitly invites governments, intergovernmental organizations such as United Nations system organizations, international financial institutions and other key stakeholders to join the WHO Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) and commit to 16 concrete steps towards better evidence-informed decision-making. The four main sections focus on (1) institutionalizing structures and processes to support evidence-informed decision-making, (2) using high-quality norms, standards and tools promoting evidence-informed decision-making, (3) striving to ensure national and international capacity for the translation and use of evidence in decision-making, and (4) striving to ensure that evidence is accessible, timely and relevant for policy-making, especially in emergency situations.

The World Health Organization encourages governments, intergovernmental organizations and other key stakeholders to support EVIPNet to put in place implementation plans and dedicated resources for each of these four main recommendations.

 To support or inquire about the Call for Action and join EVIPNet, please contact evipnet@who.int or the network’s focal points in the respective WHO region: Joseph Okeibunor, EVIPNet Africa (okeibunorj@who.int); Ludovic Reveiz, EVIPNet America (reveizl@paho.org); Marge Reinap, EVIPNet Europe: (reinapm@who.int); Siswanto Siswanto, EVIPNet Southeast Asia (siswantos@who.int); and the Regional Network of Institutions for Evidence and Data to Policy in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (emrgoedp@who.int).

Working Together to End Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence continues to be far too prevalent in our society with 1 in 3 women and girls experiencing physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. With the devastating effects of COVID-19 all around the world, women and those in marginalized communities are even more at risk.  

I’ve seen firsthand the reverberating effects of gender-based violence on communities during my time working on federal gender and diversity initiatives in Canada. From my experience, the most effective way to make a difference is working together in a comprehensive, sustained way across government, business and the non-profit sectors to prevent, educate, and innovate. 

Uber has taken its commitment to improve safety in our industry and in our communities seriously. We continue to work with experts in safety and gender-based violence to refine our policies and processes so that we are a more survivor-centric company. We have pioneered a host of safety technology solutions that drivers and riders can tap into when using Uber. And we have led the way in safety transparency by making our safety record public through our first-of-its-kind US Safety Report. 

Last year, during the height of the pandemic, we partnered with domestic violence organizations and local governments around the world to provide more than 50,000 free rides to shelters and safe spaces, and more than 45,000 free meals.

This year to mark the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, our teams around the globe are continuing to develop partnerships and initiatives geared toward doing our part to help end gender-based violence in the communities we serve: 

Australia & New Zealand

  • Expanded Driving Change initiative and partnerships to help women secure employment opportunities, further support the transgender community and dismantle the culture of street harassment with organizations including Australia Says NO MORE, RespectEd Aotearoa, and TOAH-NNEST.
  • Continuing the WESNET Rides Program which gives practical support to women as they rebuild their lives; from facilitating travel to or from shelters, to relocating families and enabling women to avoid their perpetrators.


  • Deepened and expanded partnerships with YWCA Canada, WomanACT, EVA BC and Le Chaînon to support survivors of domestic and gender-based violence through initiatives related to training, community building, safe housing and counseling.  


  • Launching a broad awareness campaign on gender-based violence and discrimination with riders as well as the wider general population in France.
  • Deploying mandatory video education for all active drivers developed with the help of NGO HandsAway in France.


  • Continuing and expanding Gender Sensitization Education in partnership with the Manas Foundation to meet our goal of reaching 100,000 drivers by the end of 2021. 
  • Partnered with NGO Breakthrough India for its first-ever research report on bystander behaviour and its role in making public spaces safer for Indian women.

Latin America 

  • Launching public educational videos and content developed by MeToo Brazil and ACTO in Mexico to riders and drivers about gender-based violence. Educational podcasts created by Efecto Boomerang in El Salvador and with GenderLab in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia are also being deployed. 
  • Providing free rides for survivors of domestic violence and workers in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Genders and Diversity of Argentina, Avon Institute, Mujeres 2000, and the National Shelter Network.
  • Developed enhanced training for customer support agents in Brazil in partnership with MeToo. 
  • Partnering with Igarapé Institute in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico to maintain and update a platform with data about violence against women: EVA.
  • Working with Fondo Semillas to support women-led organizations in Mexico including community soccer tournaments for survivors of gender-based violence.
  • Worked with MeToo Brazil to offer support services and counseling for survivors of gender based violence.
  • Supported a victimization survey on violence against women conducted by the Brazilian Public Security Forum and a survey on women’s safety and commuting in cities with Patrícia Galvão Institute, Locomotiva Institute and UN Women consulting. 

Middle East 

  • Partnering with the KASHF Foundation in Pakistan, RES in Egypt, HarassMap International in the UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain and Lebanon, and Al Nahda in Saudi Arabia to develop and deploy education to riders and drivers about gender-based violence prevention. 

South Africa 

  • Expanding women’s empowerment and safety education in partnership with  UNFPA and deploying to riders and drivers. 

United Kingdom

  • Deploying sexual misconduct education to drivers and riders using the Uber platform. 
  • Launching a Women’s Safety social campaign that amplifies organisations helping make movement safer for women, while raising awareness of Uber’s safety features that help keep women safe on the platform. 
  • Partnering with domestic abuse charity Hestia to cover trips to their refuges, in support of their Fresh Start Toolkit, which brings businesses together to provide potentially lifesaving support to victims. Also working with Home Safe to cover trips for those that need it. 

United States

  • Provided free rides to domestic violence shelters and safe spaces for survivors of gender-based violence as part of Uber’s Driving Change Program. 
  • Developed a fund with that National Center for Transgender Equality for the trans community to help cover costs associated with updating names and gender on state and federal IDs and records. 
  • Launched the Industry Sharing Safety Program with Lyft to share account information related to drivers deactivated for serious safety incidents with peers. 

To learn more, you can visit uber.com/safety/womens-safety.