The Artisans Haven | Construction Completed.

See the Passion. Hear the Story. Shop at The Artisans Haven.

Artisans Digital Mall Sdn Bhd is delighted to announce that we have completed the construction of The Artisans Haven, a virtual mall & home to more than 50 pioneer artisans, retailers and businesses.

The new norm is here. The virtual mall allows us to explore and discover our Proudly Malaysian artisans, retailers and businesses, from the comfort of our homes or when we chillax.

Girl Power.

The Mall was brought to live by Artisans Digital Mall Sdn Bhd, and its 5 pioneer ladies.

Pioneer Virtualists.

The Mall will be home to many pioneer virtualists, joining us in this Digital Journey.

The Artisans.

In 1978 David West Keirsey published his book, Please Understand Me. He wanted to help people understand each other. The Keirsey methodology is utilized extensively by the Global 1000, more than 75% of the Fortune 500, and more. Over 50 million people from 170+ countries have experienced Keirsey.

The Artisans temperament wants to be where the action is. They seek out adventure and show a constant hunger for pleasure and stimulation. There are many Artisans, perhaps 30 to 35 % of the population, which is good, because they create much of the beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.

Going Virtual is the New Norm.

The Coronacrisis 2020 changed the business landscape. Online business presence is increasingly important. 30 of us got together, just before the Movement Control Order (MCO) for a dialogue on social media marketing.

The Artisans Haven showcases the beauty, grace, fun and excitement by artisans in our world. We have many Proudly Malaysian Artisans with exquisite products & talent, and it is our pleasure to share them with everyone. We are working pro bono, to curate a simple & affordable online mall to promote the rich array of their products & talent to consumers countrywide.

Virtual Value for Tenants.

  • Always Open
  • Low Operating Cost
  • Leverage on our Social Media Marketing Expertise to generate more than 10K visitors as a start
  • High visitors-to-tenant ratio at 200-to-1 meaning more chances of discovery for sales opportunity
  • Benefit from Mall’s Comprehensive Facilities – art gallery, convention center, comedy club, theatre and student campus. Low mall operation cost means that the facilities can be expanded easily. Cross selling and bundling opportunities mean more sales opportunity
  • Flexible to monetize business at the stores, bazaar displays, ticketing counter, busk stop, seminars, theatre, comedy club, education campus and more
  • Leverage on experienced and enthusiastic marketeers to share the stories, generate interest and build brands, to help visitors “See the Passion. Hear the Story. Shop at The Artisans Haven.”
  • Friendly service providers such as NetPay that provides tenants value added services such as free product listing

The Artisans Haven.

The Artisans Haven, an artisans digital mall

The Artisans Haven is an artisans digital mall, sitting on 100 acres of virtual real estate with:

  • 50 Proudly Malaysian Stores
  • Happening Centre Court with shows, songs, fashion and contests
  • Bazaar Buzzing with 100 Displays
  • Entertainment Choices from Goodtimes Ticketing
  • Art Gallery with 5 Ongoing Exhibits
  • Convention Centre with 24×7 video sharing at 4 Auditoriums, 1 Grand Theatre, 1 Comedy Club, 1 Happyness Retreat and a Reading Room
  • Study Abroad Campus with visiting lecturers and study abroad & scholarships options

All virtual, of course.

Vibrant Center Court.

Centre Court

The Centre Court is a vibrant haven of activities:

  • Entertainment by Vinodh & Goodtimes entertainment
  • Fashion tips by Sereen Eng and the POSH group
  • Busking by Wan and friends
  • Easy Menang Contest & Promotion
  • Easy Credit Offers
  • Promotional Displays by our Tenants

The Centre Court also leads to more virtual destinations:

  • Ground Floor Tenants
  • Stores
  • Bazaar
  • Art Gallery
  • Convention Centre filled with auditoriums, a theatre, a live studio, a comedy club, a reading room and a happyness retreat
  • Ticketing Counter
  • Campus

Virtual Art Gallery.

Art Gallery
Kirtanraw’s Exhibit

The Art Gallery has 5 ongoing virtual exhibits.

The first exhibition hall contains the masterpieces from Kirtanraw. He got A for Art for his Form 3 exams, but his autism ended his further education. His parents were simple people working in government in Kedah. With what they could afford, his father bought him paint, canvas & art materials and even sponsored a short stint with an art teacher 68km away in Penang.

We are currently on-boarding the paintings for the remaining 4 exhibits.

Virtual Convention Centre.

Convention Centre Lobby
One of 4 Auditoriums
The Grand Enfiniti Academy Theatre
Khoo Hsu Chuang’s DO More Live Studio

The convention centre is an extension of the DO Circle Blog. We bring the blog to live with regular personalities sharing their expertise in virtual auditoriums:

  • Success Stories and Tipping Points
  • Stocking Broking Tips
  • Self Help & Development,and inspiration for happyness
  • Comedy, Drama, Communication & Entertainment
  • Covey Series, Yap Leng Kuen’s very popular weekly articles

Virtual Ticketing.

Goodtimes Ticketing is supporting the local entertainment scene in its transition to virtual media, and giving the opportunity for Proudly Malaysian entertainers to share their talent online.

Scholarships2U.com Campus.

A place to link with the one store centre for studies abroad, and available scholarships.

Scholarships2U.com Campus
Lecture Hall for briefings by Visiting Lecturers on study abroad & scholarship options
Scholarships2U.com Exhibition Hall for Study Abroad Options & Scholarships

First Tenant.

Retired banker with a flair for art, Chee Li Har, is our first virtual tenant with her GoCheeKS Store.

Bazaar.

Explore handicrafts and novel products in our bazaar of 100 displays.

Visitors Profile.

The visitors profile is middle class, families and individuals between ages of 21 to 50 years. The tenant mix attracts discovery shoppers, interested in self development, education, arts & handicraft, novel products & unique designs, and with a love of arts, fashion and music.

eCommerce Options & Service Providers.

Tenants can opt for, and deal directly with the service providers. Fees are chargeable by the service providers, if tenants opt for their services.

DCR DCR Marketing has a strong base of merchant & customer base and tenants can subscribe extra services from DCR such as mail order programs, back-end fulfillment services and inventory management.

NetPay NetPay Payment Solution (NetPay) is intended for any person selling online with or without website. It enables them to send and receive payments online either through credit cards or internet banking. NetPay is provided by Interbase Resources Sdn. Bhd. (MSC company), the owner and operator for Lelong.my (Lelong) and Superbuy.my (Superbuy). Lelong is the pioneer and No. 1 online marketplace in Malaysia and has been in operations since 1999.

With NetPay Payment Solution, they want to assist anyone selling online to be able to receive payment easily and seamlessly. NetPay is based on our existing payment infrastructure and vast experience and expertise in ecommerce, online payment and fraud management over the last 10 years. This will spur ecommerce in Malaysia and an important step to fulfilling the government’s objective for a developed Malaysia.

RevPay RevPay offers Online Payment Services to Malaysia online retailer or e-commerce merchants. They are TPA regulated under Bank Negara Financial System Act

UPayMe transforms the mobile phone into a virtual payment terminal to provide different payment options for customers whenever, wherever. The mobile virtual terminal then allows the business to offer credit cards as a payment option wherever you are.

About Us.

Artisans Digital Mall Sdn Bhd (ADM) was set up in May 2020 with 2 shareholders, Rosalie Lin and Jade Lee, with the aim of providing a virtual real estate for our Proudly Malaysian artisans and retailers.

Our CEO, Jessie Tan and COO, Ocean Tam are seasoned retailer business executives. Irene Wong is our office manager. Rosalie and Jade are the advisors and curator of the Mall.

ADM is a virtual real estate owner, and rental is the primary source of revenue with a low cost of operations. Cost consists mainly the cost of social media marketing and website maintenance. The company exists and operates virtually.

Rate Card.

The monthly rental for Stores, Art Gallery, Convention Center Auditorium, and any other real estate, existing or created, in the Mall is:

  • RM400 (revised 15 June 2020) for a Store with 10 products, refreshed weekly
  • RM120 (revised 15 June 2020) for a display in the Bazaar for 3 products, refreshed weekly

3 months rental is collected upfront, and renewal for next 3 months is expected before the 1st of following month. If rental is not received by the 1st, the store or display in the bazaar will be removed.

Advertising or promotional space is available at RM200 per week based on a display of 10 products.

3rd Party Real Estate Agents inquiries are welcome.

Mall Concierge.

The virtual contact will be available on 28 June 2020

Tenant Relations.

The virtual contact will be available on 28 June 2020

Contacts.

Sites will be activated on 28 June 2020 for artisanshaven.com.my, artisans@docircle.blog, facebook/theartisans, instagram/theartisans and facebook/theartisanshaven



Advertisements

Martin Wong Series | Waseong.

Insights on Wah Seong.

Waseong, is a trade for oil and gas play now as crude oil prices recovering. Think to buy WASEONG only if it breaks higher than ST Resistance level entry @ 1.170 or Pullback entry @ 0.615-0.629. Hold Period: >= 2 weeks to 2 monthsMedium TP = 1.367. For details, contact support@tradevsa.com.

Martin Wong.

Martin Wong is a Co-Founder of TradeVSA System, a fintech player in the financial market analytics landscape in Malaysia. The company introduced SMARTRobie, a mobile app stock market assistand chatbot for the KLSE stock market. It is very useful new millienial and 1st time investors.

Martin began his career as a system engineer in Intel and later, as technology analyst with Accenture in the Financial industrial for 8 years. After getting his Honours in his MBA, he began to pursue his passion in investment & securities industry. He was a financial analyst in CIMB Investment Berhad and a discretionary fund manager over RM45 million of account under management with Phillip Capital with portfolio in KLSE, SGX and US Markets.

He held 3 licenses in stocks, futures and fund management in CIMB Investment Bank, Jupiter Securities & Phillip Capital Asset Management. He wrote 4 best sellers on investment and trading.

Martin is now a full time investor & trader and helps nurture the youth in financial literacy. He speaks at brokers’ seminars, webinars and a frequent guests in News Strait Times newspaper, NTV7, TradingView, BFM radio station.

TradeVSA.

TradeVSA System Sdn Bhd is 1st Financial Technology Company that focuses on Volume Spread Analysis and its related methodology. Volume Spread Analysis is a unique trading methodology well known amongst Professional Traders in the West and becoming popular in Asia.

Unlike conventional method of trading and investing, VSA is neither technical analysis nor fundamental analysis. VSA is able to identify, follow and profit from following the Smart Money – the institutional fund managers, investment banks, big pool traders and professional high net wealth traders.

Using Price and Volume as its trading indicators, Volume Spread Analysis, traders and investors can trade confidently in harmony with them for more consistent returns. No more complicated technical analysis and lagging indicators. TradeVSA’s Mission is to help every traders to “Trade Smarter Everytime” and bring clarity with easier understanding to the complexity of the financial stock market.

Convention Centre at The Artisans Haven.

This blog including the Martin Wong Series with Smart Robie, will be expanding and will be hosted at a virtual convention center at virtual mall, The Artisans Haven in June 2020. This will give more exposure to this very interesting series on stock broking opportunities.

The virtual convention center will see at least 10,000 visitors monthly. There are 5 main auditoriums with:

  • Success Stories by Jade Lee, Yap Leng Kuen, Tyler Chong and other guests
  • Webinars, Zoom conferences and video broadcasts featuring the Covey Series, AL Trainings Series, Martin Wong Smart Robie Series, Yellowshorts Series, Vigilant Cybersecurity Series, Gallup Series and more.
  • Previews of theater shows, drama classes and corporate communication training presented by the award winning Enfiniti Academy.
  • Talk Shows by Khoo Hsu Chuan of Do More Podcasts, and Vinodh of #GoodTalk.
  • Featured YouTubes on happiness, and related topics.

The Artisans Haven.

The Artisans Haven showcases the beauty, grace, fun and excitement by artisans in our world. We have many Proudly Malaysian Artisans with exquisite products & talent, and it is our pleasure to share them with everyone. We are working pro bono, to curate a simple & affordable online mall to promote the rich array of their products & talent to consumers countrywide.

The Mall is a simple virtual 2 storey (ground and 1st floor) building connected to a virtual study abroad campus, art gallery and convention centre. The centre court is vibrant with virtual activities together with anchor tenants, such as Abbie and Friends, Explorer Outfitter, Zapp Signature Store and UPayMe Convenience Store. On the 1st floor, we house artisans on the left wing and retailers on the right wing. The Mall hosts a daily bazaar where retailers can display their products for sale. There is also an entertainment booking counter, next to convention centre.

ADM is a virtual real estate owner, and rental is the primary source of revenue. Cost is kept to a minimal, and consists mainly the cost of social media marketing and website maintenance. The company exists and operates virtually. Mall advisory and curation are provided pro bono by Rosalie and Jade. Tenant relations is headed by Jade and Irene, and includes a free monthly virtual best practice mentorship for interested tenants.


Yap Leng Kuen Series | Sathiamurthi R | eTakaful for B40.

Digital takaful for the B40.

Coming from a B40 background himself, former chemical engineer Sathiamurthi Ramanaidu sees that temporary aids are not what this group needs, especially during emergencies. There should be safety nets to provide them with the continuity for their future. GFlex40, a company he jointly founded, has come up with an eTakaful model which will make insurance cheaper and easily accessible to the common folk. The product is backed by a large local takaful operator and international retakaful companies. 

As it stands, Insurance coverage for this B40 group is very low; while 32% of Malaysians have life insurance, only 10% of the B40 group is insured.

“Unfortunately, this is the group that suffers the most if the breadwinner dies; oftentimes, the children have to stop schooling and families sometimes even get evicted from their homes,’’ said Sathiamurthi, CEO of GFlex 40.

“By leveraging the power of technology and community networks, we hope to change this situation and bring this safety net to B40 families,’’ he said.

Taqafully, which will be the company’s first product, will be offered through its platform; of special interest will be its availability through channel partners such as telcos, pharmacies and chain stores. Pending final approvals, it is expected to be launched in July.

Long Time Vision.

GFlex40 has a long term vision of also working with partners to offer micro-credit and micro-medical insurance to the B40 group. Micro-credit will help these families obtain small loans at reasonable profits or interest, and they will not have to resort to loan sharks, pawn shops or even personal loans. Micro medical insurance helps these families when illness strikes the breadwinner, suddenly sinking them into severe poverty.

“Often times, diseases that can be managed with proper medical care, end up instead in loss of limbs, paralysis and even death. “Micro medical policies will help them seek treatment,’’ he said.

As a project manager and director, Sathiamurthi has worked for almost 17 years around the world, building chemical complexes in South America, Europe, China and Asia. “I grew up in the estates of Pahang, but I got lucky in life. I had many people helping me to get to where I am. “So I always have this desire to give back to those who need help most,’’ he said.    His company plans to have 18 staff in various senior positions, primarily in technology and customer service. It aims to be the digital channel of choice for the B40 group for family takaful, and provide coverage to almost two million of them within five years.

“Post MCO, we believe the market will be more receptive to digital takaful,’’ he said. A start-up company, GFlex40 is backed by equity partners that include a major reinsurance broker, its reinsurance partners, and one of the largest insurance companies in Asia with a presence in Malaysia. With its digital focus on takaful, GFlex40 received strong interest at the Myfintech Week in June last year and has since converted much of this into tangible partnerships. Eventually, the company aims to establish itself as the leading digital takaful and insurer in the region for all income brackets especially millenials.

Author.

Yap Leng Kuen had a respected career as a senior business editor and widely read columnist speaking plainly, for the leading local newspaper. She continues to write Plain Speaking for The Star Online.

I am delighted to share her view points and insights, here.

Other Stories by Yap Leng Kuen.