SHOPEE Announces Its 9.9 Super Shopping Day and Cristiano Ronaldo As A New Ambassador

Wow..TWO great news!!

The 9.9 SUPER SHOPPING DAY offers free shipping with minimum spend of RM9. 

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Taking place from 19 August to 9 September 2019, the campaign offers greater deals and discounts across categories from brands such as Nutox, HP, L’Oréal, Vinda, Photobook Malaysia, Enfagrow, Universal Traveller, realme, MR DIY and Nestle.

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To further promote the adoption of e-commerce and encourage Malaysians to take advantage of these savings, Shopee is bringing down the minimum spend for free shipping to RM9.

Welcoming the initiative, Song Hock Koon, Director of E-Commerce, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, said,

“One of MDEC’s objectives is to encourage Malaysians to become immersed in the digital ecosystem, as such initiatives like these will help accelerate adoption in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. We are always pleased to collaborate and support industry moves and trust that this latest initiative will further inspire digital entrepreneurship efforts.”

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Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director, Shopee said,

“Shopee’s mission has always been to impact local communities on a meaningful and sustainable level through initiatives such as our sales campaigns that will allow Malaysians to continue shopping and stocking up on necessities without breaking the bank. At the same time, I am happy to announce Shopee’s partnership with our latest brand ambassador Cristiano Ronaldo. Having him on board is truly a milestone for us. This makes us more than just a shopping platform as we continue to inspire users and connect them with the biggest stars and celebrities in the world.”

At the launch of 9.9 Super Shopping Day held at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Shopee revealed its newest brand ambassador, Cristiano Ronaldo. As one of the greatest athletes, he is an inspiration to many and his dedication to football resonates with the deep commitment Shopee has towards its users. He will be working with Shopee across its seven markets in a wide range of activities to engage and inspire people in the region.

Cristiano Ronaldo said,

“I am proud to be Shopee’s brand ambassador as we share the same ambition to be the best in our fields. I am always improving my game for my fans and my team, just as Shopee innovates to benefit their users in this region. I am excited by this partnership, and I look forward to creating more special moments for my fans together with Shopee.”

Cristiano Ronaldo will join a series of initiatives as Shopee brings users and fans across the region closer to the global football icon:

Cristiano Ronaldo stars in Shopee’s newest 9.9 TVC: Cristiano Ronaldo will be at the center of Shopee’s new television commercial premiering on 16 August, which will air in all seven Shopee markets in the region.

● Watch Cristiano Ronaldo live only on Shopee: In a first for Southeast Asia and Taiwan, fans will be able to get up close and personal with Cristiano Ronaldo via a range of exclusive content available only on Shopee Live. More information will be announced on Shopee’s app and social media platforms at a later date.

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The 9.9 Super Shopping Day will feature three weeks of super promotions and entertainment as well as exclusive privileges with leading industry players:

● Shocking Sale – 9 times daily, enjoy deals from as low as RM1.
● RM9.90 Super Voucher Pack – Pay RM9.90 to enjoy vouchers from Shopee, Agoda, dahmakan, Dal.komm Coffee, ZEN Rooms, Grab, BBQ Chicken, Victoria Station, KKday, Recommend.my, Muslim Pro, MBO, Dunkin Donuts and Teppanyaki and receive savings up to 17x of your money spent.
● “One or Not” – 21 Yamaha motorbikes, 1 Honda City and more for only RM1. If the customer is not the selected buyer, Shopee guarantees a full refund.
● Standard Chartered Mastercardholders – RM15 off with minimum spend of RM120. Valid from 19 August to 9 September.
● Shihlin Taiwan – Buy 1 Free 1 packet of Crispy Chicken Cracklings.
● Wonda Coffee – A brand new product range made exclusively first on Shopee, with an introductory promo price for first 300 customers.
● Dunkin Donuts – First 2,000 customers get to enjoy RM0.99 for 1 Donut worth RM3.50 only on 9 September.
● Burger King – Get a Whopper Jr & Cheeseburger, beverage and fries set meal for only RM9.90.
● The Alley – Enjoy exclusive boba milk tea from RM9 onwards.
● Häagen-Dazs – Single scoop for RM9.90 and double scoop for RM19.
● Hong Leong Yamaha Authorised Dealer – Enjoy exclusive discounts up to 30% on Yamaha motorcycles including Yamaha NVX, Y15zr and LC135 on 9 September.
● BH Petrol and Mydin will be giving out 100 tickets worth RM35,000 to watch Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza live at the Shopee X SimplySiti Mini Concert.

Find out more about Shopee’s newest brand ambassador at:
https://shopee.com.my/shopeexronaldo

Find out more about 9.9 Super Shopping Day at https://shopee.com.my/m/99

 

Game Is On with District Race by AIA Vitality

Get your game on with the WORLD’S greatest URBAN EXPLORATION RACE!!

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District Race made its Malaysian debut in Kuala Lumpur.

First launched in Singapore in 2018, District is a ground-breaking technology platform that encourages people to lead active, healthy lifestyles by providing an engaging and fun urban exploration experience through the District Race app.

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Ben Pember, Chief Executive Officer of District Technologies said:

“Having conducted successful District Races in Hong Kong and Singapore, we are excited to finally introduce District Race to Malaysia. By offering Malaysians a brand new urban exploration experience, we hope to enable active living and allow everyone to develop a greater appreciation of their cities. District Race is designed for anyone and everyone, and we believe that District Race is a great starting point to motivate people to get out and rediscover what their cities have to offer.”

Heng Zee Wang, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Malaysia echoes his sentiments:

“Maintaining a regular workout regime and an active lifestyle can be quite challenging for the current generation. Our work and family commitments plus long commutes often are barriers to us being able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is why AIA is excited to bring District Race to Malaysia for the first time ever – as a platform that enables Malaysians to explore their cities in a whole new way with their families and friends. We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to empower Malaysians to lead healthier, longer and better lives, and District promises a ground-breaking experience for everyone.”

The World’s Greatest Exploration App

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District Race app is an experiential technology platform that is redefining running and urban exploration through gamification. By combining cutting-edge augmented reality and location-based technology, the District Race app brings cities to life in an immersive urban exploration race.

Explorers can use the District Race app to navigate their way through the city, collecting as many points as possible by clearing virtual checkpoints and challenges. With no set route and set distance, explorers can create their own strategy and choose how they explore their cities.

From young urbanites looking to rediscover the city to elite runners who want to conquer a brand-new challenge or even families looking for a fun, healthy and educational experience together, District Race is designed to be an unforgettable experience for all.

Pre-event engagement to hype up the main race

The main race day will be held on 3rd November 2019 in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur with ticket prices ranging from RM60 to RM130, including Early Bird and Regular ticket prices. Before the finale in Kuala Lumpur, the race will go live in stages across Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Melaka and Johor Bahru. Virtual checkpoints called ‘grids’ will be set up across these locations, allowing everyone to explore for free and have an amazing opportunity to experience the District Race before the finale. These grids will go live between 21 June and 20 October and give explorers the chance to win exciting prizes as they go out, explore and rediscover their cities.

A series of community events known as #ExploreEvents will also be held at these four cities, and will feature themed virtual districts. Each district offers different challenges that highlight landmarks, as well as the culture and heritage of each city.

Start exploring with the District Race app and be rewarded

District Race will be launching the Ultimate Explorer Challenge in Malaysia to encourage people to get out, explore, and level up their fitness. The person who scores the most points by completing District grids in Malaysia from 17th June to 2nd November 2019 will be rewarded with a round the world trip for them to try out our District Grids in more than 15 cities around the world. This aligns with the mission of enabling everyone to go further, do more, and explore. The winner of this challenge will be announced at the main race day on 3rd November.

In addition, Explorers who download the app and complete at least five grids between 17th June and 31st July will also receive a free ticket to District Race Kuala Lumpur on 3rd November.

The world’s greatest urban exploration race

Explorers can opt to join either of the two categories – Discovery and Open – on the main race day, as individuals or in teams of four. Both categories vary in terms of difficulty and the number of checkpoints.

The Open category is a classic category which has been created for those wanting to explore new places around their city and compete in new challenges – it comes with over 100 checkpoints and challenges to complete in two hours.

The Discovery category on the other hand, is a family-friendly grid that is recommended for beginners. This grid introduces Explorers to District Race with a smaller grid and a shorter one-hour mission, with over 50 checkpoints and challenges located around the Base location.

Each category includes three types of challenges that have to be completed, namely the Scan Challenge, Discovery Challenge, and Time Trial Challenge. Each challenge will test the explorers’ skills such as speed, knowledge of the city, dexterity and problem-solving. To complete these challenges, explorers will have to strategise and plan their own routes, choosing the checkpoints that will maximise their points.

Explorers can track their progress on the live leaderboards hosted on the District Race app, creating a sense of friendly competition and a desire to push for that last checkpoint.

Tickets for District Race Kuala Lumpur are now available for sale on:

www.exploredistrict.com/en/events/kuala-lumpur

The District Race app is now available for download via the App Store and Google Play.

Visit District Race Malaysia’s website for more information and follow District Race Malaysia and AIA Vitality on social media for the latest updates.

 

Event Date: 3 November 2019 (Sunday)

Event Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

Event Time: From 6:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Programme:

0600 – Gates Open
0645 – Elite Wave
0700 – Open Waves begin
1200 – Prize Presentation
1400 – Discovery Waves begin
1600 – Event Ends

Run Distance With no set route and no set distance, explorers can strategise and plan their own routes, choosing which checkpoints and challenges to clear that will maximise their point.

How to Register Online Registration via Credit / Debit Card / PayPal on
http://www.exploredistrict.com/en/events/kuala-lumpur

Registration Deadline 1 November 2019
*Registration ends when all entries are filled

Race Pack Items All District Race Kits include the following items:
● District Race KL Tee
● AR-Enabled District Race KL Sticker
● District Race Bag
● AR-Enabled Finisher Medal (collect at finish line)

DISTRICT RACE BY AIA VITALITY 101

The Grid
The Grid will feature different areas in Kuala Lumpur, with each offering a unique race experience. The Grid with virtual checkpoints will be released closer to the main race day so explorers can strategise and plan their route.

Checkpoints and Challenges
Explorers can devise their own strategy and route and collect as many points as possible from Checkpoints & Challenges within the Grid within the time limit. Points are awarded when explorers successfully navigate to a checkpoint or challenge. Receive additional points when a challenge is completed.

There are 3 types of challenges – Scan Challenge, Discovery Challenge, and Time Trial Challenge, each requiring a combination of 4 different skill sets – city knowledge, speed & endurance, dexterity, and problem-solving.

The Points
Checkpoint scores range from 100 to 400, while challenge scores begin at 500 points.

All explorers will need to collect as many points as possible within the time limit. Track rankings on our live leader board – collect as many points as possible and return to the District Base within the time limit to win. Late return to the District Base will result in a points-deduction penalty.

The Categories
OPEN – It is the classic category with over 100 checkpoints and challenges. It is created for those wanting to explore new places around their city and compete in new challenges. Explorers can join individually or as a team of 4 and complete the race in 2 hours.

DISCOVERY -It is a family friendly grid that’s recommended for beginners. This grid introduces Explorers to District Race with a smaller grid and a shorter 1-hour mission. There are over 50 checkpoints and challenges around the Base location. Explorers can join individually or as a team of 4.

District Base
The District Base is the heart of the District Race. Located at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, District racers can experience awesome tech-focused activities, augmented reality and virtual reality games, great food, drinks and pumping music before and after the race.

FITBIT Announced New Products: Versa Lite Edition, Inspire HR and Inspire

These new Wearables making Health and Fitness accessible and affordable to more consumers in Malaysia

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Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, announced availability of new products:

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Fitbit Versa Lite Edition™

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Fitbit Inspire HR™

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Fitbit Inspire™

  • and soon to be launched, Fitbit Ace 2™

These wearables are designed to help make health and fitness accessible to more consumers across the globe. Consumers can choose the best device for their own journeys with leading health and fitness features at an affordable price.

Beyond devices, the Fitbit platform offers users engaging software features, access to their holistic data, and connection to one of the largest global health and fitness social networks which helps to drive positive behavior change.

Fitbit will also soon launch a major redesign to the Fitbit app so users can further personalize their dashboard, better understand their data, discover new content and more easily connect with others on Fitbit’s social community.

The wearables category continues to evolve and grow, with global shipments of wearable devices forecasted to reach 189 million units by 2022, up from 125 million units in 2018, according to IDC research.1 While growth is being driven by smartwatches, trackers are expected to remain an important part of the category overall.2

Fitbit believes this rapid growth provides a large opportunity to bring new consumers to the category by offering both smartwatch and tracker form factors that feel more accessible and are affordably priced.

Affordable, accessible products fit for everybody

Building on the success of the Fitbit Versa™ family of devices, Fitbit Versa Lite Edition™ is:

  • an everyday smartwatch with most of the core fitness and smart features Versa is known for, including automatic activity,
  • PurePulse® 24/7 heart rate and Sleep Stages tracking
  • 15+ goal-based exercise modes
  • connected GPS
  • smartphone notifications
  • 3 apps
  • 4+ day battery life4
  • relative SpO2 sensor, which has the potential to estimate changes in blood oxygen levels and help track new health indicators about health, such as sleep apnea.
  • features a simple one-button
  • lightweight
  • swimproof5 design in new bold color choices for the young at heart.
  • At RM 768, Versa Lite Edition is Fitbit’s most affordable smartwatch yet, for users who want an attractive, versatile, and easy-to-use device with core features, actionable insights and personal guidance to motivate them to improve their health
  • Versa Lite Edition will be available in white, lilac, mulberry, marina blue and charcoal.11
  • Versa Lite Edition accessories feature materials including stain-resistant, swim-ready and comfortable classic silicone bands in six new vibrant, fashion-forward colors: marina blue, mulberry, scarlet, sunshine, lilac and charcoal. Sport-inspired hybrid woven bands (coming soon) feature eye-catching bold stripes: navy and pink, navy and mulberry, navy and orange, and black and gray
  • All new Versa Lite Edition accessories are compatible with the Versa family of smartwatches, and existing Versa accessories are compatible with Versa Lite Edition. 

    Fitbit Inspire HR™ is:

  • the brand’s most affordable and stylish 24/7 heart rate tracking device at RM468
  • packs all-day automatic activity, exercise and Sleep Stages tracking, with 15+ goal-based exercise modes
  • connected GPS
  • Relax guided breathing in a stylish, slim design
  • Inspire HR will be available in black, lilac and two-tone black and white;

For consumers who are new to wearables and want an even lower-cost, easy-to-use tracker, Fitbit Inspire™ is available at RM348. It has the essential health and fitness features to help consumers stay motivated, including automatic activity, exercise and sleep tracking, goal celebrations, Reminders to Move and timer and stopwatch apps to help users stay on track. Both products have a new modern, comfortable and swimproof6 design with a touchscreen display, smartphone notifications,7 and up to 5 days of battery life8 for day to night wear. Inspire is available for RM 348 in black and sangria.

Inspire HR and Inspire accessories are available in classic stain-resistant silicone in black, lilac and white, classic elastomer sangria, and in printed lilac bloom and soft pink deco. Fashion- forward accessories also include premium Horween® leather including new double-wrapped saffiano bracelets,14 stainless steel metal mesh bracelets15 and a clip option available only for Inspire; ranging from RM 68 – RM 268.

Fitbit Ace 2™ :

  • helps kids ages 6+ learn healthy habits at an early age and encourages them to spend more active time with family and friends
  • has a new swimproof design9 with a bumper to protect the screen during kid-related activities all day long
  • available in fun and bold kid-friendly colors and accessories that include patterned designs
  • debuts new animated clock faces
  • 10 motivating challenges to keep kids moving
  • colorful avatars and cover photos to personalize their profiles within the Fitbit app
  • Additionally, parents must create a Fitbit family account in order to set up Ace 2 with their child’s account which helps them stay on top of their kids’ activities
  • Ace 2 will be available later in 2019 in watermelon with teal clasp or night sky with neon yellow clasp. Ace 2 accessories come in classic silicone bands in bold energetic and kid-friendly colors: grape, night sky and neon yellow, and watermelon and teal, as well as playful printed bands featuring motivational messages and active graphics designed for kids (black and white “go!” and two-toned teal “jazz”).

Innovative app update to motivate and inspire

The Fitbit app will soon receive a major redesign, giving users more ways to personalize their health journey on Fitbit. The new design will make it easier to view and understand their health and fitness stats, log data, discover new content, see their progress in Challenges, and better connect with Fitbit’s large global health and fitness social community. The update also adds Fitbit Focus, a new section found at the top of the dashboard that delivers relevant insights, messages and tips to keep users engaged, informed and motivated.

Additionally, the Fitbit Community Feed is expanding this month to more than 80 new markets in nine languages to users across Asia, Europe and Latin America. A friendly and welcoming social network that provides support, accountability and motivation from friends and other like-minded individuals, this global expansion of the Fitbit Community will enable more users to fully unlock the value of the Fitbit platform.

Pricing, accessories and availability

A wide range of sport and lifestyle accessories are available to add personal style to all four products for any activity or occasion.

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, Inspire HR and Inspire devices will be available at

  • Harvey Norman
  • Timekeeper
  • Flash Gadget
  • All IT Hypermarket,
  • City Chain
  • Best Denki.

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SHOPEE Wraps Up 12.12 With Over 12 million orders

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, wraps up a record-breaking year with its highly successful Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale.

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On 12 December, Shopee saw over 12 million orders across the region, surpassing all past records including the recent Shopee 11.11 Big Sale.

Supported by more than 450,000 brands and merchants, Shopee recorded 48 million visits as users shopped 60 million deals across all categories. Shopee’s in-app games were also highly popular like the Shopee Shake which was played 46 million times throughout the campaign.

In Malaysia, Health and Beauty, Home and Living, and Baby and Toys were the top three most popular categories. Leading brands, including Watsons, Nestle, Pet Pet, Realme and Petronas emerged as favourites amongst users.

Additionally, all tickets for Shopee’s Regional Brand Ambassador, BLACKPINK’s 2019 World Tour that went on sale were sold out in less than an hour, with 100 tickets snapped up within the first 30 seconds.

Malaysians grew up with Milo so it came as no surprise when the Nestle Milo Energy Cube became the top favourite, with raving reviews about its unique bite-size goodness. Additionally, people are getting more health conscious as they continue to maintain a balanced lifestyle. The Russell Taylors Air Fryer was a sought-after product to add to their kitchen essentials as a healthy alternative to fry food while another crowd-pleaser was the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 for wearers to track their fitness progress by recording their daily activities such as walking, sleep, heart rate and calories burnt. The old adage “an Apple a day keeps the doctor away” does ring true when iPhones became another attraction during the Shopee 12.12. Birthday Sale.

Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director, Shopee, said,

Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale marks another significant milestone as we celebrate a year of exponential growth. This follows the success of Shopee 11.11 Big Sale in November and Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day in September. We are pleased to see the never ending support from our Shopee users, and to record around 16 million downloads in Malaysia is a huge achievement as we continue to be a leader in the e-commerce industry. A big thank you to our loyal users, sellers and partners for their continued support. It has been an exciting and fulfilling quarter for us as we surpass past records and set new benchmarks to reach next year. We look forward to having everyone join us in attaining even greater heights in 2019.”

Since launching in 2015, Shopee has seen tremendous growth across its seven markets, achieving over 195 million downloads across Southeast Asia and Taiwan .

Shopee Malaysia’s key milestones in 2018

2018 has proven to be an exciting year for Shopee Malaysia. Key highlights include:

● Scaled-up partnerships with leading brands
-Shopee boasts an extensive product variety featuring leading international and local brands including NYX, MR DIY, honor, Tefal, Tesco, LEGO, Fossil and more. This year, Shopee secured several exclusive mobile launches which were very well-received, including the honor 9 Lite which saw 500 units sold out within five minutes and Realme 2 Pro which is now the fastest growing smartphone brand on the platform. Shopee is the title sponsor of Piala FA Malaysia 2018 where more than 20,000 e-tickets were purchased on Shopee. Shopee also teamed up with Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) to provide a host of opportunities to KLFW alumni such as kick-starting their official stores on the platform and curating fashion campaigns both online and offline.

● Strengthened partnerships with leading logistics providers
-In line with Shopee’s dedication to providing the best online shopping experience, Shopee expanded its logistics network through its partnerships with leading logistics providers DHL eCommerce and AirAsia’s logistics arm RedBox to ensure smooth and efficient deliveries to all users.

● Forged deeper engagement with users through innovative ways
-The Shopee Celebrity Squad was launched in May to provide Shopee users with convenient access to products from adored local stars, including Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin, Nora Danish, Ummi Nazeera, Tomok, Shuib Sepahtu and Siti Sarah. To date, Shopee has over 20 local celebrities in the squad, and aims to onboard even more celebrities in the coming year.

To round off Shopee’s birthday celebrations, users can shop one final round of birthday treats at Shopee 12.12 Thank You Sale happening from 13 to 14 December.

Shop the Shopee 12.12 Thank You Sale at https://shopee.com.my/1212

Royal Sporting House Reintroduces Flagship Multi-Brand Store

Royal Sporting House Malaysia (RSH) reintroduces their flagship multi- brand store in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.

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The newly revamped 11,073 square feet space spots a modern interior design and display area in black, white and red motifs, to appeal to todays sports and lifestyle consumers. This upgrade also comes as an effort to stay ahead of the increased number of emerging international competitors in the market.

White walls and bright light panels open up the space, creating a perfect contrast with the red and black display areas, giving customers an environment similar to a professional team locker room at each section. The layout of the store is designed with the customer in mind, providing an easy and targeted shopping experience covering the pillars of running, training, football, swim, lifestyle and more caters to today’s always active and on the move consumer.

Without sacrificing visibility, each section is designed to fall within the customers path from entry to exit while the center, is an events space which is expected to host various in store activities covering the key pillars in the coming months.

Acting as a sports and lifestyle hub, the store will offer a vast product selection from over 30 international brands including, Nike, Adidas, Vans, Champion, Reebok, Under Armour and more across various disciplines and styles.

A key highlight of the store is a shoe engraving machine, which offers the customer a chance to add a personal and unique touch to their shoes. Royal Sporting House also has plans for services like gait analysis and in-house specialists for consulting in the near future.

David Westhead, Chief Executive Officer of RSH South East Asia said,

“Our brand has always been about the consumer first. Ever since 1989, offering a wide selection of products for various sports and lifestyle needs has been at the core of what we do. This upgrade is a commitment to our loyal and new customers that Royal Sporting House Malaysia, has been there and will continue to be there changing and adapting to the needs of the active lifestyles lead by Malaysians.

This is just the beginning. Our future plans will focus on upgrading other key stores to provide a better shopping experience for our customers”

The launch featured a ‘Hari Sukan’ theme hosted by YouTuber, Dancer and Entrepreneur Dennis Yin as the ‘Guru Pendidikan Jasmani or P.J. as it’s known. The students, in the form of prominent influencers such as Jazel Lim, Alicia Tan, Shawn Lee, Zizi Kirana, Aidit Noh and more were broken into houses or as Malaysians know it, ‘rumah sukan’ representing the colours, Hijau (Green), Biru (Blue), Kuning (Yellow) and Merah (Red) went head to head in series of in-store challenges from Shoe Lacing to Badminton serving, an arcade basketball machine and a High Striker machine with the winning team taking home medals, bragging rights and merchandise from Royal Sporting House Malaysia.

With Over 1,200 Merchants, the 5th #MYCYBERSALE Is Set to Be the Biggest Online Sale

Nearly 70 percent of them are Small Medium Enterprises (SME) and not only that, 600 merchants are ready to ship all orders locally and overseas. 

#MYCYBERSALE 2018 also attracts more than 100 partners offering fantastic discounts up to 99%, contributing more than 62 per cent private sector funding and has the potential to reach over 13.9 million online shoppers in Malaysia

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#MYCYBERSALE 2018, happening from 3rd to 7th September, is organised by the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) and supported by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

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The regional and international brands taking part in this online sale event include:

  • Lazada
  • Shopee
  • Shopback
  • 28Mall
  • Malaysia Airlines Berhad
  • Qoo10
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  • Shopback
  • Coca Cola
  • Mead Johnson
  • Unilever.

#MYCYBERSALE merchants have lined up attractive deals and items at hugely-discounted prices for consumers to take advantage of. This is the time to grab fantastic travel deals, your favourite tech gadgets, shop for festive holiday gifts and year-end parties,” said Ganesh Kumar Bangah, Chairman of PIKOM.

Almost two thirds of the Malaysian internet users are online shoppers and #MYCYBERSALE 2018 has the potential to reach over 13.9 million online shoppers in Malaysia!!

Ganesh also added that PIKOM is confident the targeted RM370 million in GMV for the event will be surpassed. GMV is defined as the total revenue generated during the five-day sales period before making an allowance for discounts.

In line with its theme – ‘DRIVING GROWTH THROUGH OMNI CHANNEL COMMERCE,’ #MYCYBERSALE 2018 is aimed at encouraging SMEs and micro-enterprises to adopt an omnichannel approach for their businesses to reduce dependency on social media private messaging sales.

More than 600 merchants are expected to ship orders to China, United Arab Emirates, United States and other countries in Europe and South East Asia.

With the favourable Ringgit currency rate expected to attract more overseas customers to #MYCYBERSALE 2018, PIKOM is confident that the targeted RM50 million export revenue will be achieved, said Ganesh, who was speaking at the launch of #MYCYBERSALE 2018 which was attended by more than 350 guests, here in Kuala Lumpur today.

#MYCYBERSALE 2018 online sale event has become a catalyst for merchants in Malaysia to be part of the e-Commerce ecosystem and contribute to the domestic and export e-Commerce revenue.

In 2017, #MYCYBERSALE attracted 1,007 merchants generating RM311 million in GMV, with RM39 million in export revenue.

#MYCYBERSALE 2018 event drew strong support from more than 100 leading corporate and retail brands in the private sector which included Pinnacle Partners Commerce.Asia, Fusionex, Mastercard and Lazada; Premier Partners Mobiversa, SAP Malaysia, Shippop, Shopback, CapFiX and y5zone Malaysia; Gold Partners iPay88 and Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) and Silver Partners SF Express, eGHL, GDex, LWE, SF Express, World First and City-Link Express. The event also attracted initiative partners and marketing partners as well as lucky draw sponsors.

“This is the second year that PIKOM is helming #MYCYBERSALE and I am confident it is on a progressive road to become a fully self-sustainable event as more than 62 per cent of the event this year is funded by the private sector compared with 40 per cent last year,” Ganesh added.

He added that from this year onwards, the #MYCYBERSALE event will be held annually between the National Day and Malaysia Day for consumers to take advantage of the attractive deals and rock-bottom prices, offered by the merchants during these memorable national celebrations.

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), commended the efforts by PIKOM in taking on the mantle of organising the campaign for the second year running.

“Initiated by MDEC in 2014, we are pleased to continue to support #MYCYBERSALE, which is helping more local SMEs take their rightful place in the burgeoning eCommerce arena and place Malaysia as a regional eCommerce powerhouse.

Initiatives as #MYCYBERSALE are aligned with a most fundamental objective of the National Strategic eCommerce Roadmap, which is to accelerate adoption of eCommerce (in Malaysia). Our SMEs and microenterprises will benefit greatly from these proactive steps to boost online trade.”

According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the eCommerce growth rate in Malaysia is expected to grow from the 10.6% in 2016 to 20.8% by 2020. With one of the highest internet penetrations in Southeast Asia at 85.7% and mobile penetration at almost 140%, Malaysia has become one of the fastest growing emerging eCommerce emerging markets in the region.

“The nation’s merchants, SMEs, industry and our consumers are forging ahead to digitalise Malaysia’s proud tradition as a global trading nation. These are stepping stones to even greater things: Malaysia is now moving up the value chain and trading in ideas, innovation and new technologies in a spirit of collaboration across different sectors.”

At the stroke of midnight on 3rd September, consumers will be spoilt for choice by the wide array of promotions and deals at www.mycybersale.my from over 20 retail categories to choose from.

Products ranging from electronics, fashion, baby and kids, travel, health and beauty, home and living, food and beverage, wellness services, home appliances, to sporting equipment and the best is there are over 70 lucky draw prizes to be won!!

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XTERRA Malaysia Special Edition 2018 Announces The World’s 1st Duathlon

Desaru Coast Will Hosts the World’s First Duathlon at the International Extreme Sports Event

 

XTERRA Malaysia Special Edition 2018, the world’s premier series of off-road extreme multisport competitions announces the world’s first duathlon in Malaysia, thanks to Desaru Coast who will play host to this Special Edition.

The Special Edition format has TWO categories:

  1. duathlon
  2. trail running

For the first time in the world, this one-of-a-kind competition organized by Tough Gorilla, will make its debut in Malaysia.

XTERRA Malaysia Special Edition 2018 provides extreme sports athletes from across the region and Malaysia, a chance to compete in the stunning scenic landscape of Desaru Coast.

The event will also carry out workshops by professional athletes and certified coaches. For athletes traveling with their families, the Special Edition offers a shorter 5km route for a lighter challenge off-road.

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“We are very excited to be the venue host of XTERRA Malaysia Special Edition 2018. The natural landscape in Desaru Coast makes it a fitting venue for the world’s first duathlon and we look forward to welcome all extreme sportsmen and women in Malaysia and from all over the world.”

-Philip Whittaker, Chief Executive Officer – Integrated Theme Parks & Attractions (“ITPA”) and Chief Commercial Officer of Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd.

The event will take place over a THREE-day period starting 28 September to 30 September 2018 and the majority of athletes’ will range between 25 to 45 years of age. This event will give the locals an international sporting experience as there will be participants from the Asia Pacific and other regions.

“We sincerely hope that visitors and participants will receive an unforgettable experience through the unique ambiance and race routes. Malaysia has continuously proven itself to be a suitable destination for internationally renowned sporting events such as Ironman and Oceanman, attracting thousands of athletes and participants from all over the world. These extreme multisport competitions cultivate strong sporting sentiments for the country over the years, we are honoured to be part of it once again, at Johor’s upcoming hidden gem, Desaru Coast.”

-Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General Tourism Malaysia.

In addition, international sporting events such as XTERRA will play an important role in helping boost the local economy through tourism from participants and spectators. This will promote Johor not just as a mere transit point for travellers but as an international tourist hub; eventually making the tourism sector a key contributor in the state’s economic development.

XTERRA Malaysia Special Edition 2018 is supported by The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia Major Events, Johor Tourism, Johor Sports Council and Desaru Coast as the venue sponsor.

Located in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia, Desaru Coast is a multi-phase development that includes one of the world’s largest waterparks – the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, two championship golf courses, world-renowned hotels and resorts, a retail village and a Conference Centre.

Desaru Coast hosts three international hotel brands under its wing, the Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort and Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. Far from the saturated property and investment environments, the location is perfectly situated in the southern gateway to Malaysia which can be easily accessible by land, ferry and air for both domestic and international travelers.

“We are honoured to organise such an event and would like to thank all our partners for having the confidence and trust in us with an event in such a scale. Execution and planning for events like this requires experience, hard work, dedication and to be able to cater to everyone’s needs. It is of utmost importance that we ensure that the event is carried out seamlessly and efficiently with success.”

-Azura Zainol Abidin, Managing Director, Tough Gorilla

For more information on the event, please:

  • visit XTERRA Malaysia Special Edition 2018
  • log on to Desaru Coast and Desaru Coast Malaysia Facebook

Desaru Coast:
Amanda Christi
Amanda.Christi@edelman.com | Phone: 03-2287 8689, ext: 202

Noraishah Mohammad Shamsudin
Media Relations, Desaru Coast
noraishah@tarh.com.my | Phone: 03-7688 6618

About Desaru Coast

Desaru Coast is a premium integrated destination resort and one of Malaysia’s most anticipated new tourism developments creating a unique blend of globally renowned hotels and resorts, a Conference Centre, a 27-hole and 18-hole golf course, a themed water park, and a retail village. It provides the perfect escape for the discerning leisure and business travelers alike. Located in the south-eastern region of the country, in the state of Johor, Desaru Coast spans over 3,900 acres along a pristine 17km unspoiled beachfront, that faces eastwards over the clear ocean waters. The destination is easily accessible via road, air and sea, and is expected to welcome a wave of new travelers to its shores, attracted by its array of fun activities, renowned hotel brands and the unique Desaru Coast lifestyle.

To find out more, please visit us at www.desarucoast.com