Posted by in Family Business, Listed on Bursa Malaysia on Sep 20, 2021 .

Scientex Berhad is one of the world’s largest producers of stretch film products across the packaging value chain. It ventured into the stretch film business in 1997. Today its Pulau Indah plant which is strategically located within the West Port vicinity is ranked as the world’s largest stretch film facility in a single location. Scientex is a global leader with exports to more than 60 countries and has manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar and USA (Phoenix, Arizona). It is also a leading player in strapping bands in Asia and other packaging industrial products such as FIBC bags, form-fill and seal bags, woven bags and...

Posted by in Food, Food Entrepreneurs on Jun 03, 2021 .

All it took was one trip to Hungary for Jaymond Tan and Rollney®️ Malaysia was brought to life. After falling in love at first bite with the delectable Hungarian chimney cake, officially known as Kürtőskalács / Kurtos Kalacs, Jaymond Tan set his sights on learning the traditional baking process and culture behind the dessert in hopes of marrying it with Malaysians’ diverse love for food. Extending his trip for another three months, Jaymond convinced the stall owner of where he had his first Kurtos Kalacs to share and teach him the recipe. 

At the age of 19 in 2019, he became the founder of Rollney®️, opening its very first...

Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) born Red Hong Yi was asked by TIME magazine to create a cover with a theme “Climate is Everything” for its 26 April 2021 issue. Red Hong Yi assembled a team of 6 people to help her with the project. An outline of the world map was drawn on a huge art board (7.5’ x 10’) and tiny holes were drilled onto the board to be able to fit in 50,000 green tipped match sticks which were to resemble trees. It took the team 2 weeks working 8 hours a day to complete the task. On the day of shooting, the matches were lit and the whole art work was burnt in 2 minutes. You can watch the video at The Story Behind TIME's 'Climate is...

Bonia Corporation Berhad, a premium leather goods manufacturer cum lifestyle goods international retailer, was founded in 1974 by Chiang Sang Sem (SS Chiang) who is the major shareholder of Bonia Corporation. The second generation Chiangs are now managing the operations of Bonia Group. Bonia Corporation was listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now Bursa Malaysia) in 1994. 

Founder SS Chiang who resides in Singapore has maintained a relatively low profile over the years. His younger brothers ran the operations, especially Datuk Albert Chiang Heng Kieng, who was the Group Managing Director of Bonia Corporation until he stepped down...

Posted by in Family Business, Non-listed Companies on May 14, 2021 .

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Low Yow Chuan (1932-2021) passed away on 8th May 2021 surrounded by his family and loved ones. He is the son of Tan Sri Low Yat who founded the pre-Merdeka Low Yat Construction in 1947. This is old money family.  

Founder Tan Sri Low Yat was a visionary. In the 1940s he foresaw the future potential of Jalan Bukit Bintang as a vibrant shopping and business district of Kuala Lumpur. So he bought land around the area and he built the first international class hotel along Jalan Bukit Bintang, the Federal Hotel. He built it in time for the Merdeka or Independence celebrations.  Federal Hotel was officially opened on 28th...

Malaysians were spellbound watching the performance of Lee Zii Jia and his powerful smashes against his opponents during the 2021 All England Badminton Championships held in Birmingham, UK on 21 March 2021. Only 22 years of age at that time, Zii Jia displayed such cool and control during the quarter-finals against World Number One, Kento Momota, the semi-finals against Dutch player Mark Caljouw, and the finals against Viktor Axelsen, that Malaysians roared in jubilation when Zii Jia became the All England champion! A commentator said quite rightly what many spectators worldwide felt -  “A star is born.”  

For Zii Jia, it was pure...

Posted by in Food, Food Entrepreneurs on May 06, 2021 .

Inside Scoop, a popular Malaysian ice cream parlour, was founded by Edmund Tan and his wife, Lim Shiew Li in 2013. The couple noticed that the premium ice cream market was dominated by international brands with their imported flavours. They were convinced that there was a niche for a homegrown brand of premium local ice cream flavours waiting to be filled. Both are ice cream lovers. To fulfil their dreams, Shiew Li went to Bologna, Italy to study how to make the creamy Italian gelato. Upon her return, the couple started churning out different flavours of ice cream using premium ingredients. Delighted with the results of their experiments,...

Posted by in Food, Hypermarkets & Supermarkets on Apr 23, 2021 .

Japan’s biggest discount chain retailer, Don Quijote Holdings Co.,Ltd (named after Miguel Cervantes’s Don Quijote of La Mancha) has come to town with its first outlet at YTL Corporation’s Lot 10, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. That corner at Jalan Bukit Bintang where the MRT station is located will never be the same again. The exit/ entrance to the MRT station directly faces Don Don Donki. The discount chain store occupies three floors of Lot 10.

 In Japan there are more 360 Don Quijote discount chain stores (including 138 Mega Don Quijote stores). The Japanese call it Donki in short – not “donkey” but “don ki” as an abbreviated...