Malaysian Artisans

Proudly Malaysian at The Artisans Haven

The Artisans Haven, Proudly Malaysian

August is the birth of The Artisans Haven with 61 Proudly Malaysian tenants. We take this opportunity to appreciate our Malaysian designers, artisans and business people. Here’s a few that we met recently:

Tina Winness

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Tina Winness is an award winning painter and jewellery designer. Her designs are inspired by nature, fashion, geometry, textiles and traditions. She is a very talented lady, hard working and really passionate about her business. This artist won an award for her design of the Malaysian Wau.

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The Malaysian Wau is the traditional Malay culture kite, and one of the national symbols, that represent several shapes such as birds and the moon. Wau are handmade and can be upwards of 3.5 meters in length. When I was little, it was commonplace but as time passed, the tradition started to fade away. One day, my husband and I decided to travel to the state where the Master Kite maker resided, only to learn that he had sadly passed from this world. Therefore, I was inspired to honour the tradition by designing a piece that not only displays characteristics of the Wau, but also blend in Chinese culture aspects to represent the diverse cultures of Malaysia.

I wanted the work to show the diversity of cultures in Malaysia, as well as to bring attention to our national symbol. In particular, I also wanted to bring aspects of the Wau into the design. The curved nephrite jade and gold filigree represent the vines in the motif of the Wau. The tails of Tribute Wau move with the wearer, making it seem as if it was soaring through the azure sky.

Tina Winness

Durian Kingdom

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Aesos Lai is an exciting and very enthusiastic gentleman. He has lots of ideas, and is very proud of our country. He has an incredible shop with all sorts of durian products, His other store has lots of gifts featuring Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia.

The Company was formed in 2014 based on an idea envisaged by Aesos Lai who was in the T-Shirt design business. The idea of a “Durian Kafe” (a durian down-stream retail outlet), was mooted from a concept derived from one of his T-shirt designs which was popular as a souvenir amongst tourists. Aesos was encouraged by a close friend who told him that the “Durian Kafe” concept will appeal to people who like something unique, durian-related food items, and another friend told him that the next “BIG” thing is Durian which is getting popular amongst Chinese tourists from mainland China.

With this conviction, Aesos (who is strong in Branding and Marketing) invited Eddie Wong (who is a specialist in Retail and Operations and has more than ten years experience in managing retail outlets) to set-up Durian Kafe along with two other friends (Sashtri the designer, and Kaycee the Sales and PR person). In March 2014, Durian Kafe was set up in Central Market with products sourced from suppliers.

I Love KL

Inspired by the notion of starting a business that could cater to new faces every day, Aesos Lai created I Love KL Souvenir in 2010, a premium souvenir gift shop that has since been serving the ever-changing flocks of tourists travelling to Malaysia.

Besides ingraining flavourful local culture in all the products, I Love KL Souvenir also prides itself on being a whole-seller of top quality souvenirs, ensuring that all customers will be able to keep and cherish the memories they’ve made in Malaysia for years and years to come.

Asian Esteem

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Ng Book Kuan is very knowledgeable about the frame moulding and furniture business. He shared with us, all his favorite products, and how he started in this industry. And even how he was the young star in the famed Big Strong & Friendly bank ad some 30 years ago.

Asian Esteem has beautiful frames for photos and painting. It says it would like to “frame you” (haha). Since its inception in 1994, Asisan Esteem is picture frame supplier, It is now a quality picture frame and moulding manufacturer with quality products and timely delivery.

In recent years, it introduced and developed high quality frames and mouldings for art paintings, picture frames, furniture, wood carvings and other material decoration for luxury homes and hotels.

Ogawa

In 1986, OGAWA co-founders Mr. Wong Lee Keong and Ms. Lim Poh Khian started up Morwell Sdn. Bhd. Thus began their enterprise into the trading of household and electrical products in Malaysia. Mid 1996, saw the enterprising duo venture into the health and wellness equipment market, simultaneously creating Fujiiryoki, formerly known as Healthy & Nice Sdn Bhd. This was then the beginning of the venture into the brand name OGAWA as former business ventures also adopted a similar strategy.

It was Mr. Wong and Ms. Lim’s vision in product design and brand development that formed the brand name OGAWA and the subsequent boom in business led to the creation of Healthy World in 2001. This strategic formulation was in line with the business strategy of strengthening the OGAWA brand name in the health and wellness equipment industry, locally and abroad.

Today, Ogawa World Bhd has successfully introduced various innovative designs under the OGAWA brand name.

Enfiniti Academy

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Enfiniti Academy is an award-winning performing arts training centre providing your best choice in speech and drama / acting classes, vocal / singing lessons, dance and theatre classes for children and adults in Malaysia. For young and working adults who want to pursue a full time or part time career in performing arts or boost their communication and leadership skills, we also offer a performing arts career certificate worth 10 university credits. 

Enfiniti Academy was established by award-winning actress Tiara Jacquelina with its course director, award-winning actress Joanna Bessey.

We are very proud of this team of Malaysian Artisans.

Xandria Ooi

Xandria Ooi talks about being happy in Life and at Work. She wrote about practices to overcome life’s challenges in her book, Be Happy Always – Simple practices for overcoming life’s challenges and living each day with joy.

She had a glamorous start, and the glitter has not ceased. She started writing for The Star newspaper 16 years ago. Her bi-weekly column Sights and Sounds is about life, work & happiness.

She won the Astro HITZTV UVJ competition and became one of its iconic television hosts. She expanded to become a Broadcast Journalist & Host at Media Prima hosting and producing the NTV7 morning show Life!Session. She spent 2 years on Capital FM 88.9.

Her own production company, Xtraordinary Productions created Xandria’s Weekend Discovery. ExxonMobils sponsored the food & travel show on NTV7. Discover Perak, a food and travel program was aired on The Asian Food Channel.

Today, she is in her 6th year, as the Happiness Guru, Happiness Speaker and Coach. She produces and hosts two-minute inspirational videos on how to live each day happy in life and at work. Her videos reaches millions worldwide. She travels regularly to give keynote speeches and conduct workshops for events and corporations.

Oh Kah Beng

In the golden years of the 80’s Oh Kah Beng dominated the GP bikes races as the top local rider for both Suzuki and Yamaha. He was 2nd overall at the Macau GP production race on a Yamaha FZ750. He raced alongside biking legends such as Barry Sheene, Randy Mamola, Ron Haslam, Eddie Lawson and Wayne Gardner. In 1991, he was invited out from retirement by Suzuki Malaysia to take part in Suzuki RG250 as a guest rider, and he went on to win that race.

His stint in the corporate world included a stint in Shell Malaysia heading the motorsports division, and in PROTON Malaysia where he headed the Lotus Cars Division.

Thomas Foo

Life is an adventure | The Star

Thomas Foo’s life is an adventure & his explorer business is a success. He has a record of 100 countries visited and is a pioneer in overland expeditions. Thomas is a partner in Explorer Outfitter an adventure outdoor retail store in Publika Solaris Dutamas, Atria Shopping Gallery, Giant Cheras and Damen Mall. He also owns a camping shop, Outdoor Centre, in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. He made his passion for adventure into a retail success.

Wandering through the shop is an experience. It has everything, big and small. It truly offers a diverse choice of different outdoor gears for climbing, hiking, travelling, camping, adventure lifestyle, 4WD expeditions from local and international suppliers.

The company also organize overland expeditions and outdoor workshops to spread the knowledge and skills of outdoor lifestyle. Enthusiasts can learn how to set up camping tents, how to set up fires, how to perform CPR, tie the knots and other useful skills for outdoor activities.

Trio Ulti

Ben & Ee Va Ong with their cool, fun sports wear

Ben and Ee Va Ong are two fun loving and dynamic power couple, who started Trio Ulti. As the name suggests, it is all about ultimate fun, extreme sports and adventure. These super fit millennial are also fans of flying discs and Ben is the former president (and after 2 terms, now vice president) of the Malaysian Flying Disc Association.

The company specializes in designing and outfitting individuals and teams with top-notch merchandise that will showcase and flatter your every move on and off the field. These are really cool designs, and reflect the quirky & dynamic nature of the husband & wife team.

Scholarships2U

Matthew Gan headed the student placement business, ET Education for past 16 years. Seeing the high demand for scholarships, he hit on the idea, four years ago, of a scholarship platform that would provide convenience and ease of reference on the scholarships available.

“Parents came looking for scholarships; at the scholarship fair in 2017, about 6,000 people had registered,’’ said Gan.   

Besides listings of universities and scholarships, the standard assessment for eligibility that is provided also helps students to save on costs and and time. They do not have to go round hunting for scholarships and sitting for various eligibility tests.

From the initial idea, the process of setting up scholarships2u.com took six to nine months; the company turned in some profits last year. The response from educational institutions is good. Besides filling their empty seats, they are happy to get good students as this will boost their rankings.

Emerald Brilliant

Madam and her beautifully crafted cheong sam

Madam Kong Yoon Yoon is an incredible lady, who at the age of 60 something, still helps her customers choose and fit cheongsams. She has a great eye for colors and fabric for her beautifully bespoke outfits.

Emerald Brilliant Cheongsam Boutique has a long history in Cheongsam making with more than 40 years of business experience since 1973 . It specialized in making exquisite oriental clothing , nightgowns , Chinese fashion , suits , elegant Malay fashion and all kind of Uniform.

Madam Kong established Emerald Brilliant and started branding in 1973 at Cheras . She graduated as a Fashion designer at IFTC (International Academy of Fashion & Design) in 1973.

S-T-U-F

S-T-U-F: Malaysia's First Eco-Friendly Streetwear Brand
Estee with her Eco Friendly T-shirts

Estee Chan launched S-T-U-F, an eco-streetwear brand that uses eco-friendly fabric for its clothing. She is a young lady with a passion for fashion, and the environment. This dynamic lady spent about RM50,000 in capital to start up the company.

Microplastic pollution is where synthetic materials treated with chemicals, rub off toxin on our bodies. And when the clothes are discarded, and end up in landfills, the chemicals continue to leach and into the earth.

Estee Chan ensured that her fashion line did not add to this issue. Her streetwear brand is eco-friendly. Sourcing to manufacturing the garments is all eco-friendly. The first launch is mostly t-shirts. The brand’s motto is “Save the Uncertain Future”.

Kirtanraw

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Kirtanraw, young autistic artist
Kirtanraw Art Gallery at the artisans digital mall

Kirtanraw 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. His father, Subramaniam, still keeps the 1000+ drawings of Power Rangers. He remembers fondly how his then teenage son was always painting, sitting on the floor.

His father took his own savings and his EPF money to set up a show room in his own house for his son. The artist now has a simple art gallery. He does oil on canvas, and pyrography (fire on word). Most of his painting are created from imagination.

When his father lost his job in 2018, father, mother and sone started to showcase Kirtanraw’s art work at shopping mall bazaars in Kuala Lumpur full time. They made the 382km journey for their first one at Citta Mall. They were very encouraged to have sold several pieces. They have since participated in mall bazaars in Atria, Starling and Publika.

Sashtri

Hand & Brush By Sashtri Art Gallery at the artisans digital mall
Sashtri doing beautiful sketches

Sashtri is a young talented artist specializing in hand and brush work. He sketches life like portraits with emphasis on the eyes. Check out his instagram @sashtri_vivekanandan where he showcases the many of his artwork including famous personalities, super heroes and animals.

Liz & Syed

Liz and Syed busking in Jalan Bulan

This talented couple, Liz & Syed has been singing and busking for a long time. The coronacrisis has forced them to reinvent themselves, and they are re-branding their show. We continue to support these talented Malaysians at The Artisans Haven, and hope everyone will visit them at our centre court to enjoy their music, and contribute a tip for encouragement. Virtual Busking, yay!

Outliers and Success Stories

In his book, Malcolm Gladwell noted that success is not just about innate ability. Other factors are opportunity, meaningful hard work and cultural legacy.  Meaningful hard work is the 10,000 hours to gain mastery.

The success of these talented business owners and artisans is the result of their long and hard dedication & work. This has given them their 10,000 hours of mastery.

Support our Malaysian Artisans

David Keirsey found that artisans have exceptionally keen senses, and love working with their hands. They want to be where the action is; they seek out adventure and show a constant hunger for pleasure and stimulation. 30% of the population are artisans and they create beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.

Our Malaysian artisans are talented and their crafts admirable.

The Artisans Haven, Proudly Malaysian

The Artisans Haven is 100 acres of virtual real estate with select artisans and retail stores. Attractions include a bazaar, art gallery, convention centre, theatre, studio, comedy club, happyness retreat, study abroad campus and adventure park. We built the artisans digital mall to help Proudly Malaysian entrepreneurs conquer the online market. We want to share the passion and stories of our tenants with the world.

See the Passion. Hear the Story. Visit artisanshaven.com.my now.



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The Product.

For this pandemic period of time Ogawa is finding ways to fight this war by introducing The Ultimate for us to be in home, work place, office and almost everywhere indoor. Please refer to below for the benefit of The Ogawa Ultimate. Please keep your atmosphere clean of virus and Ogawa Ultimate is the answer.

Product Information.

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Ogawa.

OGAWA is a brand name for corporate and product which was founded in year 1996 by a Malaysian with the company called OGAWA World Berhad. OGAWA was listed on Malaysia stock market in year 2007. OGAWA is an international brand in the health and wellness industry.

OGAWA is known for its design, development and marketing of health and wellness equipment in Malaysia. They are committed in encouraging a healthier lifestyle through creation of innovative products of the highest quality.

OGAWA itself means “stream” in Japanese. It is the magic source of life and the desired merge of streams into the boundless mighty ocean. With the philosophy of “Spring of Wellness”, OGAWA is dedicated to share its wellness intelligence with everyone for a better and healthier lifestyle.

The Artisans.

OGAWA consistently produces innovative designs and products. This brand is a true artisan.

David Keirsey found that artisans are most at home in the real world of solid objects that can be made and manipulated, and of real-life events that can be experienced in the here and now. Artisans have exceptionally keen senses, and love working with their hands.

Artisans want to be where the action is; they seek out adventure and show a constant hunger for pleasure and stimulation.

They believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things that aren’t fun or exciting is a waste of time. Artisans are impulsive, adaptable, competitive, and believe the next throw of the dice will be the lucky one. They can also be generous to a fault, always ready to share with their friends from the bounty of life. Above all, Artisans need to be free to do what they wish, when they wish. They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow. In the Artisan view, today must be enjoyed, for tomorrow never comes.

There are many Artisans, perhaps 30 to 35 percent of the population, which is good, because they create much of the beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.

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.



The Artisans Haven | Center Court.

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Vibrant & Virtual Center Court.

The coronacrisis 2020 has created a new norm. Miss the vibrancy of a shopping mall? Come and take a virtual tour of an artisans digital mall, The Artisans Haven. Our Center Court is a vibrant virtual hub of activities, and gateway to artisan and retail stores.

You can also access the virtual art gallery, convention center and study abroad campus.

Chill with Chilloq & Friends.

Chilloq Malaysia is a newly formed band that consists of 6 people from different background who united for their passion in music https://www.facebook.com/chilloqmalaysia/. Enjoy as they belt out old and new favourties, in the virtual center court.

More buskers will be joining us at the center court’s virtual Busk Stop.

Little Bookworm Story Telling.

We welcome virtual children activities, and feature some interesting captions from the Little Bookworm Story Telling Contest.

Goodtimes Entertainment.

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With the coronacrisis 2020, Goodtimes Ticketing is bringing you entertainment online, at the center court of The Artisans Haven. Goodtimes Ticketing was founded by local event producer, Vinodh Menon. Goodtimes Ticketing went live on the 17th of October 2019 and has since ticketed 40 events with some 5,000 ticket sales. It is also the ticketing vendor for local institutions including International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), and venues such as PJ Live Arts Theater at Jaya One.

POSH Activities.

Posh! Nail Spa (Nu Sentral), Nail Salon in Brickfields

Founder of POSH, Sereen started her nail care business with one staff with two chairs only. Today, after 5 years, there are now 4 spa outlets across the Klang Valley. She wanted more than just providing manicure services.

It was her dream to build a sustainable business, that can be passed to the next generation. It has to be a sustainable brand. She created POSH, where Looks Do Matter. Within 5 years, she has 4 Nail Spas and her own body care product line. Business is growing year on year.

She brings beauty and body care virtual events to the center court of the The Artisans Haven, an artisans digital mall.

Watch Out for our Easy Menang Contest.

And to celebrate the launch of the virtual Mall in June 2020, we are hosting a contest for the mall visitors to win RM250 mall vouchers to spend.

The Artisans.

Good entertainers, whether talk show, fashion catwalk or busking, are all true artisans. They perform with passion, and touch our hearts.

David Keirsey found that artisans are most at home in the real world of solid objects that can be made and manipulated, and of real-life events that can be experienced in the here and now. Artisans have exceptionally keen senses, and love working with their hands.

Artisans want 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 percent of the population, which is good, because they create much of the beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.

The Artisans Haven.

Opening in June 2020

The Artisans Haven showcases the beauty, grace, fun and excitement by artisans in our world.

The Mall is a simple virtual 2 storey 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 and a convention center.

Mall Owner.

Success Stories from Do Circle
Success Stories from Do Circle

The Artisans Haven is owned by Artisans Digital Mall Sdn Bhd (ADM), incorporated 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.

ADM appointed Jessie Tan and Ocean Tam, as its CEO and COO, respectively. The 2 ladies have more than 10 years experience each in the world of online retail. Irene Wong is our office manager. Rosalie and Jade are the advisors and curator of the Mall. We have 50 pioneer artisan and pioneer retailer tenants who are making the Mall their home.

  • Dedicated to our Proudly Malaysian Artisans and Retailers.
  • Non Profit Mall Operations.
  • Pro Bono Best Practice Mentorship.
  • Commitment to Generate Visitor Traffic.
  • Token Rental.
  • Optional eCommerce.

Rental.

We made it simple and affordable for artisans to own a store or art exhibition hall of their imagination. We help them articulate this in the digital world, and in a digital mall with targeted traffic.

  • RM400 (revised 15 June 2020) per month for a Store (or art exhibition hall) with 10 products, refreshed weekly
  • RM120 (revised 15 June 2020) per month 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 deactivated.

Payment Solutions.

Tenants can opt for additional services from friendly service providers. Tenants deal directly with the service providers. Monthly service fees are chargeable by the service providers, if tenants opt for their services.