Challenges in online selling of scented candles The whole shopping dynamics for scented candles has changed, post the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. No longer can they just be displayed on shelves where customers can touch, smell and feel them, it is now all about getting a ‘total scentsorial experience’ online. How is that possible? … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | Candle Pit Stop
Living Skin Created by Lyn and May. In a world filled with soulless corporations mass produced generic products, My Living Skin was first conceptualized after longtime friends Lyn Yen and May Suan grew tired of the overpriced and ineffective products flooding the market. Rather than bemoaning the issues they faced, Lyn and May started experimenting … Continue reading Skin Success
KL is a Brand. I Love KL is a new brand. Diverse in its culture, rich in its history, and unparalleled in its cuisine, Malaysia is not a country that’s easily summed up in words. If you were to try though, perhaps the best representation for Malaysia, or even just Kuala Lumpur, could be summed … Continue reading KL Success
Vive is Unique. Vive is a unique brand. It doesn’t matter if it’s a birthday, Christmas, or even just a random act of kindness- there’s just something special about receiving a gift that simply warms one down to the core. If you’ve noticed a loved one feeling down or going through a rough time, perhaps … Continue reading Stationery Success
Starting a smart clothing line Enclode in Malaysia Arising from Covid-19, the concept of safety in clothing may go beyond what is usually applied in personal protective equipment used in hospitals and the workplace. Coming up with its range of eco-friendly, anti-bacterial and anti-odour clothing, textile engineering driven brand Enclode, looks set to change the … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | Enclode
High demand for e-gift vouchers during MCO The demand for e-vouchers from DCR E-Gift Vouchers had shot up during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, benefitting organisations that could offer these e-vouchers. “Those organisations that offered the e-vouchers had twin advantages in this pandemic; orders just kept coming in and DCR could fulfil them without delay, … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | DCR
Proving the critics wrong When Sharen Ting of Bling Bling Paradise, which is well-known for its handcrafted phone covers, started her business 11 years ago, very few thought she could make money from these products. But she stuck to her belief and vision that one day, she will make it and prove them wrong. Over … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | Bling Bling
We are delighted to host The Madlab Auditorium at The Artisans Haven Convention Centre. Jeffrey Yap, one of the founders, speaks to Khoo Hsu Chuang about his business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIFnsNl4yMc Madlab Training is the brainchild of 2 millennials who set out to make a difference for people. M.A.D stands for Making A Difference., and L.A.B stands for Like A Boss. It is about the passion for … Continue reading MADLAB with Khoo Hsu Chuang
Building on gadgets that he likes Alfred Khoo Gadget lover Alfred Khoo of Maudire, must like the product first before he develops it for sale. Instead of first assessing the market for the product, he starts from his own liking for it. “When we like the gadget, we will have the passion to build the … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | Maudire
Joanna Bessey talks about the Enfiniti Academy with Khoo Hsu Chuang. We are delighted to have Enfiniti Academy at The Artisans Haven. Joanna Bessey of Enfiniti Academy at The Artisans Haven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK0UNFs-yCo The Enfiniti Academy of Musical Theatre & Performing Arts was founded in 2011 to develop and nurture creative talent and is today a success … Continue reading Joanna Bessey with Khoo Hsu Chuang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCIQ941qLCQ Martin Wong Martin Wong is the developer of Robie AI Chatbot and is a market strategist, and the author of the best selling book, Dividends Don’t Lie. Robie, the chatbot marketing assistant is the 1st in Malaysia and possibly Asia, helping millennial to explore the stock market. TradeVSA System Sdn Bhd is 1st Financial … Continue reading Martin Wong With Khoo Hsu Chuang
A business blooms from passion for fine paper stationery While helping her husband’s business which involves printing books for global markets, Foong Yin wanted to create their own special product, which they can claim to be their own brand, proudly made in Malaysia. Her venture started with designer friends coming over to help with the … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | Vive at Artisans
See Me at The Artisans Haven. And see me chill. Catch the stories, and check out the thrills by our very passionate artisans. We feature stock broking analytics, insights from season speakers, introductions to adventure, and more. Martin Wong Martin Wong is the developer of Robie AI Chatbot and is a market strategist, and the … Continue reading See Me Artisans
Our talented artisans say Wear Me. Beautifully designed. Or hand crafted. Or carefully selected. Never a mass market thing, but an original produce. See the Passion. Hear the Story. At The Artisans Haven. One of a Kind. GoCheeKS Casual, colorful and comfortable. One of its kind hand painted masterpiece. GoCHeeKS creations caught the fancy of … Continue reading Wear Me Artisans
It is hard to resist these artisans, as they serve us Taste Me delights. Jescar enjoys making cakes for family and friends, and has now turned this into a thriving online business. Aesos Lai won many awards for his awesome durian products that showcase the Malaysia's favorite fruit. And there is rich creamy cakes, from … Continue reading Taste Me Artisans
Pretty Me, Head to Toe. From The Artisans Haven It was our pleasure to meet up with some many local artisans and entrepreneurs who help us get our Pretty Me. It is head-to-toe beauty. Each one has a passionate story, and a lot of dedication to help family, friends and consumers to look good. Here … Continue reading Pretty Me Artisans
Carry Me Artisans Style and make a statement. Why be ordinary? The Artisans Haven Selections, this week, are: Bright & cheery geometrically designed KL bag, an icon from our city of Kuala Lumpur. Hand painted, hand crafted with passion from GoCheeKS. Portable Marshall Bluetooth Speaker for an extra omph for your sound. Marshall backpack to … Continue reading Carry Me Artisans
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 Tina Winness is an award winning painter and jewellery designer. Her designs are inspired by … Continue reading Malaysian Artisans
Moving onto the next digital challenge During the Movement Control (MCO) period, it was not only online shopping that saw an increase but also online redemptions. The trend of working from home, communicating through online Zoom calls and feeling ‘bored with nothing to do,’ had penetrated Malaysian lifestyle. This has presented a good opportunity for … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | DCR Marketing
Demand for leasing of end computing devices on the rise. During the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, concerns over work mobility and at the same time, cashflow, has created demand for leasing programs of end computing devices. Short term rentals of preloved or previously used laptops and tablets has been highly sought by businesses requiring … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | Rentalworks.
Moving on despite the challenges Yellowshorts Consulting may have lost a lot of profits at the time that the Movement Control Order (MCO) was announced, but it is determined to rebuild its business via online channels and in new critical areas. Clients whose budgets may be squeezed, are still keen on training in business continuity, … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | Yellowshorts.
Increase in demand for wealth management services. During the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, it was not just online retail shopping for products and food deliveries that saw an upsurge. Wealth management fintech platform iFAST has seen more than 10% increase in the volume of online transactions. These mainly comprise unit trusts and discretionary portfolio … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | iFAST.
Helping businesses to transform and thrive Since the Movement Control Order (MCO) period started in March, software company Digifiv has experienced growth in the pipeline of 50%, riding on the surge in demand for digital transformation. With the new emphasis on safety and social distancing, businesses that once relied on traditional methods are desperate to … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | Digifiv.
Smart trading and info app from Trade VSA During the first three months of the Movement Control Order (MCO), Trade VSA that utilizes a digital model for trading on Bursa Malaysia, has seen its transaction volume increase by about 20%. In line with the trend for computerized investing ideas and generated trades, first time investors … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | Smart Trading.
Cyber security talent search at Vigilant Asia. As the pace of digital transformation intensifies, protection from cyber attacks which is akin to the securing of the alarm systems at home, is becoming increasingly important. But the field of cyber security is short of talent with a key skill in cyber security forensic that Vigilant Asia … Continue reading Yap Leng Kuen Series | Cyber Security Talent Search.