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With pandemic lock-downs significantly affecting retail, businesses have made the shift online — using platforms such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook to sell their products. Beepmix, a company from Malaysia, is enabling more businesses in the country to receive payments easily with lower transaction fees — by just sharing a simple link or scanning a QR code. Key Highlights Beepmix ...

Cherry Blossom (Sakura) trees are usually found in Japan, but this year, the Capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, has seen one of its best Sakura blooms. The Kuala Lumpur City Hall has planted over 10,000 Sakura trees over the past few years, transforming the city into something of a “Sakura Paradise”. Netizens suggested that the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia should ...

E-Nation Conference, one of Malaysia’s most renown entrepreneurship events, is returning this 2021. Hosted by MaGIC, E-Nation will gather the startup community across Malaysia, comprising of entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, academicians, innovators, and technology companies. This time around, E-Nation will feature a 3 satellite events series and 1 major conference this year. They are as follows: Series 1: Innovative Leadership by Design Series 2: People, Planet, Profit – The Art ...

Malaysian badminton player, Lee Zii Jia, has earned a gold medal in the All England Badminton Championship men’s singles. Lee Zii Jia became Malaysians’ new shinning star, preceding former champion, Lee Chong Wei, who retired in 2019. Lee Zii Jia played against Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in Birmingham and won with 30-29, 20-22, 21-9. He was born in 1998 in ...

The global pandemic continues to affect retail across the world, and malls have been one of the worst ones hit. eCurve, a popular mall located in Petaling Jaya (PJ), Malaysia (next to The Curve), will be closing down effective 31st March 2021. The news was reported by several of eCurve mall tenants, who posted it on their social media pages. ...

Genting, one of the largest hospitality and leisure groups from Malaysia, will be launching a brand new theme park in Q2 2021. The theme park, which will be located 6000 feet above sea level (at the peak of Genting Highlands), cost a whopping $800 million to build. The company is reportedly “putting the finishing touches” to its outdoor theme park, ...

The Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO) is trying hard to save the local hotel industry. The association is reportedly appealing for the government to reopen borders across the country as well as allow hotels to take guests for accommodations and meetings. MAHO is also requesting the government to provide wage subsidies without a maximum employee cap for hotels, as ...

Hospitals and low-risk treatment centres addressing COVID-19 patients in Malaysia are nearing a limit, as infections continue rising across the country. At present, the number of patients hospitals can accommodate are 23,000 people at a time. This number however, will soon be surpassed as the number of active cases in the country has crossed 22,089 people at present. Despite the ...

Although the CODIV-19 pandemic has devastated the world economy, it has also created new success stories. Former research chemist and founder of Riverstone, Wong Teek Son, has now become the 5th billionaire in Malaysia. Riverstone, a leader in glove manufacturing, has seen a significant rise in demand since March thanks to the growing demand for protective products during the pandemic. ...

Earlier today, Malaysia’s 8th Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, announced another four-week extension for the existing “conditional” movement control order. The movement control order will now be scheduled to end on  9th June 2020. In addition to the extensions, interstate travel for Hari Raya, Kaamatan, and Gawai are also forbidden. The new four-week extension was decided under the advice of the ...

The Malaysian government has decided to mobilize the army this Sunday (March 22nd) to assist the police with the enforcement of the movement control order, The Star reports. This was announced in a press conference on Friday (March 20th) by the Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob earlier today. “We believe with the army’s assistance, the movement control would ...

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health has reported 190 new covid-19 cases in the country, most of them linked to a religious event at a mosque that was attended by over 10,000 people. This figure represents the biggest single-day jump of cases identified in Malaysia to date. “Based on initial investigations, the majority of these new cases are linked to the cluster ...

Dropee, the Malaysian B2B wholesale marketplace startup, has been accepted into Y Combinator, one of the most prestigious Silicon Valley accelerators from America. Founded by Lennise Ng and Aizat Rahim, Dropee is the second Malaysian startup company to be accepted into the program, the first being Dahmakan in 2017. Dropee is a business-to-business marketplace that connects suppliers and retailers on ...

An upcoming gaming championship event is coming to town, and it will feature prizes of up to RM12,000. Following the success of the previous event, this year’s eCurve Gaming Championship will be held from March 13th to 22nd, and will feature a strong lineup of competitions for popular games to cater to everyone’s interest. Below are the games being contested, ...

His name is Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin and he was just appointed as Malaysia’s 8th prime minister by Malaysia’s King — Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad shah). After being sworn in tomorrow morning at the National Palace, Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin will officially be Malaysia’s 8th prime minister. “After getting representation from all leaders representing their respective parties and independent ...

Interim Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has announced a RM20 billion economic stimulus package earlier today. The purpose fo the stimulus is to combat the worsening economic conditions that’s taking place as a result to the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to the stimulus, Bank Negara Malaysia will provide special credit guarantees of RM2 billion for SMEs at 3.75% ...

Great news for Ramen lovers out there! Ichiran Ramen, one of the most popular Japanese Ramen brands, will be coming to Malaysia for the first time! They will be having a pop-up store at Isetan KLCC for 10 days, from 13th – 23rd March 2020. For those who have yet to hear of them, is famous for their Tonkotsu ramen which ...

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) said the Talian Kasih 15999 is now a toll-free number under Malaysia Emergency Response Services (MERS) 999. The Talian Kasih 15999 hotline received 25,868 calls in 2019, an increase of over 70 percent compared with 15,046 calls in 2018. Of the total number of calls received, domestic violence and child abuse ...

Some parents opt for international schools for their children to ensure a quality education that can help them to be the best version of themselves. There are about 163 international schools available in Malaysia. Here is a list of 5 most expensive international schools in the country: The International School of Kuala Lumpur The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) ...

National Property Information Centre’s Q3 2019 figures showed there were 1,035 shopping complexes in Malaysia, offering 16.42 million sq m of retail space. It is expected that 39 more shopping complexes will come on board and another 27 shopping complexes are being planned. The oversupply of malls has contributed to the struggle and survival of shopping complexes. The retail industry ...