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Time for IT gadgets shopping again, Malaysia IT Fair (III) 2012 is back into the town with great promotions and best bargains. The Malaysia IT Fair (III) will kick start from 31 August 2012 at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur, than the event will go and visit few locations across Malaysia in September.

 

Malaysia IT Fair (III) 2012 schedule

  • 31 August – 2 September : Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur
  • 7 – 9 September : Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh
  • 7 – 9 September : 1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu
  • 27 – 29 September : Terengganu Trade Centre, Kuala Terengganu
  • 28 – 30 September : PISA, Penang

For more information about the Malaysia IT Fair, please visit their official web site at http://www.malaysiaitfair.com.my or facebook page

 

Announced a few months back, Bank Negara are officially making the new bank notes a reality from the 16th Of July. The new notes will be in circulation alongside the existing banknotes which will remain legal tender. The theme for the banknotes will be “Distinctively Malaysia” and will feature iconic Malaysian sights like Mount Kinabalu as well as the Wau Bulan and Rafflesia flower. The new banknotes will come in the same denominations as the previous run with the exception of a new addition, the RM20 note. On top of that, the new RM1 and RM5 notes will be polymer as opposed to the regular material now.

 

FPX most outstanding merchant award 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyClear) hosted Most Outstanding Merchant Award event this afternoon at Sasana Kijang, Jalan Dato Onn, to award top ten merchant of FPX and Direct Debit in year 2011. FPX is a service provides consumers with the convenience to purchase and shop at their favourite retail websites and online stores while Direct Debit is a recurring types of payment service.

 

MyClear managing director Mohd Suhail Amar Suresh said MyClear will have additional two to four thousand merchants of FPX and Direct Debits after they have appointed few companies as its third party acquirer (TPA) in helping MyClear to acquire merchants. He said that the company will extend FPX operational hours to 24 hours a day, seven days a week by year-end. “Indeed, the number of transactions of FPX and Direct Debit services have increased significantly to over one million transaction as at the end of 2011 and having transaction growth rate of  30 per cent every month,” Suhail said.

The most outstanding merchant of FPX are:

  • Celcom Axiata
  • MYEG Berhad
  • Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia
  • MOL AccessPortal Berhad
  • Makhamah Peserkutuan Malaysia
  • Tune Money Sdn Bhd
  • MOLPay Sdn Bhd
  • RHB OB PayPal
  • Mobile88.Com Sdn Bhd

The most outstanding merchant of Direct Debit are:

  • ING Insurance
  • MCIS Zurich
  • Allianz
  • Manulife
  • Great Eastern
  • Prudential BSN
  • NEP Diamond Marketing Sdn Bhd
  • Exertainment Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • BMW Credit (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • WongJin Coway (M) Sdn Bhd

U Mobile recently opened its 13th outlet in Malacca. The new store is part of the company’s initiative to widen its footprint in the southern region of the country. The store will also provide customers with greater accessibility to U Mobile products and services.

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“With the new store, we are looking to provide our customers greater convenience and access to our products and services, allowing them to enjoy all the benefits of being a U Mobile subscriber. Customers have always been our utmost priority and this initiative too will allow us to hear more from our customers, understand their needs and challenges, and foster closer relationships,” said Dr. Kaizad Heerjee, Chief Executive Officer, U Mobile.

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In conjunction with the opening of the store, the first 20 customers who subscribed to the telco’s postpaid or prepaid plans were given a limited edition Dragon-shaped thumb drive courtesy of U Mobile. In addition, the first 25 customers who downloaded the free tumbler coupon from U Mobile’s Facebook page received a limited edition BlackBerry tumbler as well.

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15 May 2012 – iPay88, Malaysia’s award winning payment gateway system, is announcing that its customers are able use their American Express (AMEX) credit cards with iPay88’s payment solutions.

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iPay88 is Malaysia’s first payment gateway that accepts American Express credit cards.

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This brings American Express into iPay88’s umbrella, along with credit card such as Visa and Mastercard SecureCode, expanding our solutions for payment.

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American Express users will be protected by iPay88’s fraud prevention system, which meets the PCI Data Security Standard Compliance.

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For more detail about the Payment Gateway, visit iPay88 official web site

The New iPad price in Malaysia

By on April 20, 2012


20 April 2012 is another big day for Malaysia Apple fans where The New iPad officially launch in Malaysia at 12am and ready for online orders. As expected, the price is still the same as iPad 2 previously which is RM 1,499 for the lowest spec.

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If you don’t wish to go for The New iPad, you may also get the iPad 2 with discounted price goes as low as RM 1,199 for the 16GB wifi version, RM 1,599 for 16GB 3G version.

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Since Malaysia is not officially “4G” ready country yet, so we can’t enjoy the full features for the new technology, but we are still able to enjoy the more faster speed than 3G which is HSPA+ with the download speeds up to 42Mbps. But this is currently only supported by U Mobile.

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Just visit to Apple Store Malaysia portal to get your New iPad and it will be deliver to your door step within 5-7days.

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YouTube in Malaysia

By on March 23, 2012

Yesterday is a big day for YouTube in Malaysia where they to start opening a new localized domain in Malaysia at www.youtube.com.my. This is their 42nd country with an official local site.

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While YouTube has already been available in Malaysia’s most widely spoken languages such as Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese, and English and also having a Malaysia-specific homepage can now deliver the most relevant videos for Malaysia as well as make it easier to highlight great content from for local partners such as KRU Studios.

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If you are in Malaysia, the site will automatically detect your location and send you to the Malaysia page, anyone else interested in Malaysian content but outside the country can just as easily get to the homepage by just selecting “Malaysia” in the location section at the bottom of the page.

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Adam Smith, Director of Product Management for YouTube in the Asia-Pacific region, said in his announcement:

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“Over the last few years Malaysians have been watching YouTube in huge numbers, and by launching a version of the site optimized for Malaysia today, we aim to create an even more relevant local YouTube experience.

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“Malaysian personalities and musicians have been creating extremely memorable videos, some of which are known the world over. We hope that establishing YouTube in Malaysia and working with local partners will result in even more export of the country’s great talent and creative videos.”

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YouTube, based in California, is a subsidiary of Google Inc. It has more than 800 million users. Altogether, these users view four billion videos a day and spend three billion hours a month. In 2011, the site had more than one trillion views.

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“Several milestones that we have set are already within view. Albeit some of the challenges faced along the way were tough, we have managed to overcome them and we’re set to become one of the few telcos attaining profitability in a record time of under five years. We have garnered a solid and growing subscriber base of over 356,000 users in Malaysia as of the third quarter of 2011. We are looking to cross the 500,000 subscriber mark this year,” saidMichael Lai, Chief Executive Officer of P1.

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P1 aims to bridge the digital divide by allowing every Malaysian to have universal, ubiquitous and affordable access to the Internet.

Purchase Aeroline ticket online

By on February 4, 2012

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Flying or driving down to the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Penang route used to be the order of the day in the past. But this trend is fast changing due to the convenience and value that executive coach travel is offering discerning travelers nowadays. Now Aeroline come into your alternative choice for the method of travel.

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Aeroline, the innovative and premier coach service in Malaysia and Singapore which bringing the standards and comfort of air travel to customers to ground travel. Aeroline offers sheer convenience in terms of business travel on the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore / Penang route. Aeroline is a first coach service company in Malaysia which introduced the concept of mobile business lounges on the road, with attentive on-board crew to serve food and drinks and other creature comfort and at the same time, bringing travellers direct to the desired destination with the most cost and time efficient way possible.

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Aeroline passengers may takes advantage of the uninterrupted journey time to catch up with work, reading or even getting to know new acquaintances on board. With regulated power supply on board, working on electronic devices for extended uninterrupted periods is a breeze on board Aeroline coaches.

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Being the first in the coach industry in Malaysia and Singapore to introduce the online booking concept, Aeroline has set the benchmark in terms of convenience by allowing passengers to book trips, seats, meal preferences, booking hotel room, manage travel itinerary and view detail from the comfort home.

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The routes currently serve by Aeroline as per following:

  • Singapore – Kuala Lumpur (Corus Hotel)
  • Singapore – Bandar Utama
  • Singapore – Sunway
  • Singapore – Mines
  • Bandar Utama – Singapore
  • Bandar Utama – Penang
  • Kuala Lumpur (Corus Hotel) – Penang
  • Kuala Lumpur (Corus Hotel) – Singapore
  • Mines – Singapore
  • Sunway – Penang
  • Sunway – Singapore
  • Penang – Kuala Lumpur (Corus Hotel)
  • Penang – Bandar Utama
  • Penang – Sunway
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To book the Aeroline ticket, please visit their official web site at http://www.aeroline.com.my

E-Commerce still a very new term for most of the people in Malaysia, but there is a study done by Paypal Online and mobile Shopping Insights 2011 found out that there are significant of increment on the online transaction done online, especially on the festive season. Christmas is the busiest day for online shopper to grab their gift.

 

Mobile shopping was driven by an increasing number of Malaysians going online via Internet-capable mobile devices. According to a recent InMobi report, smartphone penetration in Malaysians is at a sharp increase, where close to six in ten Malaysian digital consumers used their mobile phone to access the Internet in 2011. The InMobi ‘Mobile Impact on Media Consumption in Malaysia’ report also revealed that mobile is the top choice for Malaysians going online.

 

Elias Ghanem, Managing Director, PayPal Southeast Asia and India said:

“Online shopping has become mainstream, especially during the festive season as many Malaysians skipped the long queues, searched online for great deals, and bought gifts from the comfort of their homes. This was the first festive season for mobile shopping to become popular as Malaysians reached for their smartphones and tablets to enjoy the convenience of shopping anytime, anywhere. Interestingly, Malaysians planned well ahead for their festive online shopping in late November whereas mobile shopping was widely used for purchases during the Christmas week.”