Spotlight

ASEAN in View: Salammusik

Malaysian band, Salammusik is made up of 10 mainstays; Ashraaf Salam A. Azlan a.k.a. Acap (lead vocals), Dyana Shamsuddin and Yaya Naqia (vocals), AhmadBulya Abdillah J a.k.a. Bulya (Maschine, vocals, and guitar), Hibri Arsad (keyboard), Mohd Irhas a.k.a.

27 September 2019
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Celebrating ASEAN’s entrepreneurs

Over the weekend, the second ASEAN Lifestyle Week 2019 (ALW2019) was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia to showcase the best that ASEAN small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have to offer in the lifestyle sector. Organised by Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (Penyayang), ALW2019 had exhibitors from across the region comprised of businesses from different sectors.

18 September 2019
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ASEAN in View: John La Raw

While little may be known about Myanmar cinema outside the country, the industry is rapidly expanding thanks to a new generation of filmmakers who are looking to break away from the comedy genre so popular with local cinema goers.One of these rising filmmakers is John La Raw, a Catholic priest who has always had a lifelong passion for filmmaking.

11 August 2019
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Skrine Regatta: A new take on dragon boat racing

Make no mistake. Dragon boat racing is fast gaining in popularity across Southeast Asia. In Singapore, the country’s Dragon Boat Festival has become a firm favourite on the tourism calendar in the island state for many years.

9 August 2019
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ASEAN in View: Zee Avi

Zee Avi is a Malaysian singer-songwriter from the small beach town of Miri, in Sarawak on the island of Borneo. She was first discovered on YouTube and was signed on to a record company, Brushfire Records.

7 August 2019
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ASEAN in View: Suiko Takahara

Twenty-nine-year-old Malaysian singer-songwriter Suiko Takahara (not her real name) is not your run-off-the-mill celebrity. The 2013 graduate with a diploma in Electronic Engineering from Japan’s National Institute of Technology, Kagawa College, said in an interview in the same year she graduated that she had no dreams of being a star.

18 July 2019
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ASEAN in View: Najwa Latif

Imratul Najwa Abdul Latif, famously known by her stage name, Najwa Latif, was only 16 years old when she signed to NAR Records in 2011. A year later she released her self-titled debut album, ‘Najwa’. Though she sometimes sings in English, Najwa’s songs are mainly in her national language of Bahasa Malaysia. In 2013, Najwa became a campaign ambassador for Colgate’s Sixth Annual Ramadan Charity which helped to raise RM150,000 (US$36,000) for 15 orphanages in Malaysia.

2 July 2019
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Check-6 Bakti: Getting it right every time

Leveraging on decades of experience working in the military, consultancy firm Check-6’s emphasis on leadership, teamwork and discipline is improving human performance and reducing occupational hazards across various industries.Mostly comprised of former military leaders with decades of combat involvement, their experience working in risky environments combined with attention to detail and planning means Check-6 are now being actively sought after to streamline processes in industries such as

27 June 2019
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ASEAN in View: Nicol David

The winner of a record eight world championships and 81 Professional Squash Association (PSA) titles, Nicol David has a trophy cabinet that would be the envy of almost any other athlete.Bursting onto the scene in 1999 when she won the World Junior Squash Championships, the Malaysian was the longest reigning World No.1 in squash history after locking down the top spot for an unprecedented 109 consecutive months from 2006-2015.Announcing in February that she would retire when the 2018-2019 PSA

19 June 2019
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ASEAN’s premier shopping destination

Despite the various challenges facing retailers across the region, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands continues to be one of ASEAN’s premier shopping destinations.The luxury mall beneath what is perhaps Singapore’s most famous building – the Marina Bay Sands hotel – The Shoppes’ nearly 800,000 square feet of retail space occupied by brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel attracted a daily average of 120,000 shoppers last year.Unaffected by the sluggish global economy and the reg

18 June 2019
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ASEAN in View: Telekung TEA

Telekung TEA (previously known as Telekung Era Alem) is a retail business selling mainly premium telekung both in stores as well as online. A telekung is a prayer garment, usually worn by Southeast Asian Muslim women, consisting of two pieces: a loosely-draped, one-piece hijab that extends to the knees and a long skirt that hides the feet. While the telekung typically comes in white, Telekung TEA offers its telekung in a wide variety of colours as well as with embroidery.

30 May 2019
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Rold: Industry 4.0 the Italian way

While many large companies in ASEAN are piloting Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) initiatives in manufacturing, few small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have managed to integrate them in their processes successfully. Industry 4.0 manufacturing can be defined as the integration of internet-enabled technologies which allow networking in the production process.

19 May 2019
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