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Bank Rakyat offers special finance package for Proton cars

  • Bank Rakyat partners with Proton for special packages
  • Special Proton Insurance Programme included

Subang Jaya, 4 October 2019 – Proton and Bank Rakyat are offering special financial packages for fresh graduates and government employees on specific Proton cars.

This special package which runs until 31 December 2019, provides up to 100% financing for fresh graduates and government employees.

The packages consist of two special financing rates, the An-Naqlu 1 – which offers 90% financing starting at an attractive rate of 2.88% per annum and An-Naqlu 2 – which offers 100% financing starting at 3.30% per annum. The offer is limited to Malaysians who are new graduates aged between 20 to 30 years, and government employees aged between 18 to 60 years for the purchase of the Proton Persona, Iriz, Exora and Saga.

Special service and insurance scheme

Bank Rakyat backs the scheme with 5 to 9 years hire purchase payback

According to Fazli Hisham Shukor, Director of Corporate Sales at PROTON, this is one of many special collaborations that Proton has engineered to help easy ownership for Proton enthusiasts.

“Under this special scheme, Bank Rakyat offers customers easy financing approval, while Proton makes it more attractive with a free service package of up to two years, depending on the models that they choose. The Saga is being offered with one-year free service, while the Persona and Iriz with two years; including free labour and parts” he said.

On top of this, customers stand to benefit from an enhanced insurance package. Designed with Etiqa Takaful and Zurich Takaful, the Proton Insurance Programme provides customers special coverage which includes key care cover, flood relief allowance and also all driver coverage, including a guarantee of zero excess charges for Proton vehicles up to 10 years old.

Customers who are interested in the special financial package can do so at all Proton outlets nationwide.

Additionally, corporations who are interested in fleet programmes can send in their requests to

Last call for nominations of SME & Entrepreneurs Award 2019

  • Award ceremony to be held on 8th of November 2019 at Grand Ballroom, The Palace of the Golden Horses.
  • Nominations are still open until the 15t October 2019, please visit to nominate.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 (Bernama) — The SME and Entrepreneurship Business Award 2019 (SEBA 2019) has announced, nominations are still open and can be done via submitting entries on  It’s the last call for submitting entries, as the closing date is on 15th October 2019. After which all entries are compiled and will go thru a selection process by the committee members. Winners will be then selected under the scrutiny of a vibrant advisory board.

SEBA. an annual initiative by Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia has the support of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship Development (MED) Malaysia.

Its aim is to recognize Malaysia’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and enterprises while uncovering growing talents and upcoming companies that are transforming the industries they operate. 

SEBA recognizes entrepreneurs who have also moved to become inspiring individuals in their respective business fields.

“As I always say, SEBA 2019 is not just an award but a way to support the country’s SME business landscape where entrepreneurs and their team members come together to connect and collaborate on a synergistic platform for their mutual benefits.” says Mr. Nitesh Malani, Founder of Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia & Board of Advisory Chairman for SEBA 2019.

Starting in 2016, SEBA is in its fourth (4th) year running has awarded & recognised many entrepreneurs who have also moved to become inspiring individuals in their respective business fields.

As everyone is gearing up to this year’s SEBA awards ceremony, it’s timely to have a look at the previous year’s winners.

Among them are Joel Neoh Eu-Jin, Entrepreneur of the Year, Iqbal Ameer, Youth Icon of the Year, Dato Ramli Ibrahim, Performing Art Entrepreneur of the Year and Min Luna, Rising Influential Entrepreneur of the Year.

As a matter of fact, many are looking forward to the SME & Entrepreneurs “Oscar” like Gala evening.

Nevertheless, this year SEBA will also see a list of key associate organisers.

Among them are Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA), Persatuan Usahawan Maju Malaysia (PUMM), Asean Retail-Chains Franchise Federation among others who will be supporting this prestigious event.

New lighting-fast access to Australia

Queensland, Sept 27 (Bernama) — International business are readying themselves for the fastest data transmission speeds to Australia’s east coast in 2020, with yesterday’s [AEST] opening of the international submarine cable landing station on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson was joined by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick to mark the completion of this $7.2m facility.

Mayor Jamieson said the cable will significantly boost the Sunshine Coast’s reputation as a sought-after investment location for global businesses.

“When completed, this network will provide direct international data and telecommunications from the Sunshine Coast – the only location in Australia outside of Sydney and Perth to provide this direct international connectivity. It will help to position the region as Australia’s first Digital Trade Hub,” Mayor Jamieson said.

The international broadband network will support the Internet of Things era and smart city developments, where reliable connectivity will be paramount to all aspects of our daily lives.

The international cable network is one of a number of region-shaping projects, including Australia’s newest international airport – with capability to accommodate direct flights from Asia – and a new city centre that is already attracting interest from a range of commercial companies and international hotel operators.

The cable provides another data path in and out of Australia for industry and will come into service by mid-2020.

For more information view the project webpage(, download the E-Book( and watch the event video( and time-lapse build video(

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Changing Landscape: 106 Mansions to 106 Floors

Malaysia, Asia’s melting pot, has traditionally been at the centre of everything in the region. From the food culture that has become uniquely imbued with flavour and colour; our music and fashion; and even our people. Malaysia stands as a beacon of hope and a tastemaker for many economically, politically, artistically, and culturally. 

Its capital is no different. First-time visitors to Kuala Lumpur usually agree on one thing: it is nothing like they expected. To these visitors, it is a city with many facets and even more surprises, a city of many modern, shiny skyscrapers that fill the skyline, all set against the backdrop of kampung houses, traditional shop lots, and the thousands of little touches that showcases a city as comfortable in its modern sheath as it is with its ancient roots. 

And towering above all of them are the iconic ambassadors known the world over, the Petronas Twin Towers, next to the more modest yet no less interesting, KL Tower. This year, a third pillar to inspire awe – and to encourage Instagrammable moments – rises as the country marks a new energy, ambition and direction towards innovation – the gleaming edifice that is, Exchange 106. 

Exchange 106 at Tun Razak Exchange promises to define the city’s changing skyline while putting Kuala Lumpur on the world map yet again. Having created job opportunities for thousands of people during and after construction, it has been the subject of much discussion the world over, as a demonstration of architectural skills, construction excellence, and an interior that sets a new international standard in quality finishes and amenities.

But more than just an amazing building, Exchange 106 is a link to Kuala Lumpur’s, or KL as it’s affectionately known, historical roots. It represents a unique retelling of the significance of the city’s early township and structures, most of which were built in the early 20th century coinciding with the tin mining boom, in an area that was once known as “Pak Luk Kan”. 

Kuala Lumpur means “Muddy Confluence” – not really the sexiest moniker, but that’s what it means in Bahasa Malaysia, our national language. The name was taken from its location, right at the junction of the Klang and Gombak rivers, which were trading and transportation arteries in days gone by.

During the late 19th-century, some of these areas were administered by the local “Kapitan Cina,” who recruited Chinese fortune seekers eager to find their fortune in the riverbeds of the young city’s fledgeling mining industry. One of the greatest “Kapitan” of that era, Yap Ah Loy was credited as the founder of Kuala Lumpur as he was so influential and well respected among the growing Chinese community in the area that he could get them to build, develop and share the space towards the creation of our now shining city. With the wealth of the time, many of the local workers soon saved their own fortunes, making homes.

With the economic boom, grew the administration of public services under the Federated Malay States and its future incarnations. So too, then grew the need to house the public service employees which resulted in public housing enclaves in Kuala Lumpur like Federal Hill, Cochrane and Pak Luk Kan.

“Pak Luk Kan”

So what does Exchange 106 have to do with this? 

A typical old house in the now developing TRX area

Well, the story goes back to the early days of Jalan Imbi predating the construction of Jalan Sultan Ismail. The area between Jalan Imbi and Jalan Davis was dotted with many bungalows that flourished and were collectively a well-known landmark among the KL community known as “Pak Luk Kan”. To begin with, the name “Pak Luk Kan”, which literally translates into “Land of the 106 Bungalows” or “106 Buah Rumah Banglo” was part of the architecture blending local and colonial styles that can be found in our country, which has become a part of our national identity.

The bungalows in Pak Luk Kan housed Public service employees from the 1920s all the way into the 1980s and 1990s when section by section, they made way for first, the Pasar Raya Bukit Bintang, which came to be locally known as the Imbi Market, which was relocated to make way for Lot 10, and thereafter, the Pasarakyat Bus Terminal. 

Mr V. Raju, a retired civil servant from Malaysia’s Department of Survey and Mapping (JUPEM) and previously a resident of Jalan Selatan remembers the area well. He noted that almost all the government quarters then at the Pak Luk Kan area were built before Independence and could have been historical gems if an effort was made to preserve them. “My family’s time in the 106 bungalows area was idyllic. Our kids played out on the road and in each other’s houses. We had Chinese and Malay neighbours on either side, it was all very Muhibbah”, he explained. He further added, “As the years when by, the Imbi area became a hot commodity with its proximity to the mushrooming commercial and retail developments of a growing Kuala Lumpur. We knew it was just a matter of time that the government quarters made way for the spread of the city.” Mr Raju added, he moved when the area made way for the development of the market area. “While we may seem to lose a bit of old Kuala Lumpur, I’m glad that Exchange 106 is paying homage to the Pak Luk Kan era – incorporating a bit of the heritage into its history too”.

Pak Luk Kan contributed to the rich heritage of different cultures in the area around Jalan Imbi. Originally known as Imby Road in English, Jalan Imbi was named after Sergeant Imby Seedin in 1905, as his home was considered a unique landmark to Kuala Lumpur. From thence, sprouted well-known landmarks that exist today including Imbi Chapel, Oversea Restaurant, Sakura Restaurant,  Fei Har Ching Ser Temple. 

In the vicinity of the “Pak Luk Kan”, there are large parts of Jalan Imbi that were owned by the late Loke Wan Tho. A known personality of the day, he was the poetry-loving film and cinema magnate, philanthropist, respected ornithologist and a shutterbug who founded the Cathay Organisation and was the son of tycoon Wong Loke Yew. Another famous landowner in the area was the Low Yat Group. Since then, Low Yat Group was one of the pioneers of Kuala Lumpur’s development where they actually managed the development of commercial buildings in the Golden Triangle. The legacy first started by Tan Sri Low Yat was then carried on by his descendants in further developing Kuala Lumpur, taking the new opportunity and leaving an indelible mark on Kuala Lumpur.

From its beginnings as a tin-mining settlement, the capital had also by then grown into a vibrant metropolis with older landmarks juxtaposed with modern skyscrapers. This represents the duality of the city as it looked to keep its history alive while building its future at the same time.

Mulia Property Development Sdn Bhd, the developer of Exchange 106, was quite taken by the history of the area and found a way to connect to it by referencing the 106 bungalows. Drawing on the historic references of the land, it took the original idea of Pak Luk Kan and modernised it. From 106 bungalows that adorned a single area, it transformed the spirit of the neighbourhood by taking it to the skies. Now 106 glorious floors of gleaming ambition were free to welcome innovators, dreamers, builders and artists to a new age of KL – much like the original Pak Lun Kan had driven the civil service residents of its time. “How befitting that Pak Luk Kan is now ‘Pak Luk Lau’ (106 floors), and the area that used to house the leading public service members of Kuala Lumpur will now house the leading corporate citizens of Malaysia,” commented Christine Yeap, Head of Marketing of Mulia.

The new Heart of Kuala Lumpur

The Pak Luk Kan area and now Exchange 106, is located in the heart of the Tun Razak Exchange development in the city’s Golden Triangle area, being famously distinguished as Malaysia’s main attraction with world-class amenities that are bordered by Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Imbi. In a huge milestone in April 2017, the development of Exchange 106 completed 60 continuous hours of pouring of concrete on an area that has the size of eight Olympic swimming pools, making it as the second-largest concrete pour to be recorded in the history of megastructure development.  

A signboard indicating a Chinese Village in the location

With the arrival of this megastructure, it will change the way most complex infrastructure projects of the future will be delivered. For one, the development offers excellent public transport connectivity by way of its accessibility for its tenants with access to major roads and highways just a stone’s throw away. 

Throughout its development, globally recognised new technologies and modern practices were applied contributing to faster completion of the building, and while this elegant and grand structure was being built with some of the most advanced and innovative strategies that adhered to the highest standards of construction safety and security. All parties involved made sure that technologies and practices were shared amongst all counterparts, ensuring high productivity. 

One of the noteworthy and amazing architecture details of Exchange 106 is the imported marble floors and walls of the highest quality in the lobby and common areas coupled with the high ceilings finished in an English Burlwood veneer. This breathtaking finishing alone gives this evolutionary building its royal grandeur and appeal; almost a reminiscing the “Pak Luk Kan” mansions that were once the epitome of old and luxurious Kuala Lumpur.

Aside from that, for those who are trying to reduce their carbon footprint, this building is designed with sustainable technology that is acknowledged under the Green Building Index (GBI). It’s sustainable boast the latest in-building technology including high performance insulated glass, energy-efficient MEP systems, 100 per cent LED lighting and state-of-the-art lift technology; plus the adoption of landscaped greenery and effective recycling management. These unique characteristics alone make Exchange 106 an architectural gem that will inspire and become the benchmark for future tall structures in the country and region.

“Exchange 106, it is truly amazing for the development of this paradigmatic structure located in Jalan Imbi that pays homage to the “106 Bungalows, “says Mulia’s Chief Executive Director, Dato’ W H Lai. For him, the area brings back fond memories of childhood days of visits to that area referred to as Pak Luk Kan. Now the ‘Pak Luk Kan’ charm is revitalized with a new iconic image and updated to ‘Pak Luk Lau’.  “In time to come, I believe Exchange 106 will be as fondly nicknamed as Pak Luk Lau, as popularized by the Pak Luk Kan of yesteryears. For its tenants, Exchange 106 is not only where It’s a place to be able to showcase their stature and success; it is also an opportunity to be part of the heritage modernized area that once was known as KL’s “Pak Luk Kan” explains Dato Lai.

Proton 1 Tank adventure’s epic 525km journey

Proton’s adventure reaches the tip of Borneo with participants experiencing the journey from KK to Kudat, Kundasang and back to KK

Kota Kinabalu, 25 September 2019 – The PROTON 1 Tank Adventure arrived in Sabah for its second leg last weekend, taking participants on a scenic 525km journey from Kota Kinabalu to the Northernmost tip of Borneo in Kudat, the town of Kundasang at the foot of Mount Kinabalu before returning to Sabah’s state capital.

While the route allowed all participants to enjoy some truly stunning landscapes, it also delivered a strong message about the performance of the Proton Iriz, Persona and Saga during the 1 Tank Adventure.

Despite the long-distance covered this year (the 2018 event had a route of 420km), tougher driving conditions and the need to maintain a high average speed, all three models delivered impressive results while winning universal acclaim for their handling, comfort and safety features from the participants.

Group photo of participants

A stern endurance test of both drivers and cars Kota Kinabalu is a port city, but roads leading in and out of it are dominated by the mountain with which it shares its name.

Therefore, a route that leads inland and away from the coast will invariably encounter steep terrain as the Crocker Range stands as a natural barrier for roads to go over.

Sabah’s segment

The planned route for Sabah’s leg of the 1 Tank Adventure reflected this limitation while also throwing in another geographical feature – the northernmost point of Borneo. Combined, it set the stage for the toughest real-world test yet faced by the participants.

Flagging off from Proton Harapan Maju in Kota Kinabalu, which officially opened a day earlier on 20 September, the event ended at Proton Shirba Auto, also in Kota Kinabalu.

All participants successfully completed the 525km course, an impressive achievement as the layout of the roads and heavy traffic encountered along the way challenged the driving skill of everybody involved.

Briefing the participants…

As expected, the results achieved were not as impressive as those posted in the first leg but there were still some noteworthy record-setting performances.

The best results achieved, as verified by scrutineers from the Malaysia Speed Festival (MSF), were 6.06L /100km for the Proton Iriz, an event best 5.75L/100km for the Proton Saga and a record-breaking 5.81L/100km for the Proton Persona, breaking last year’s record of 5.85L/100km.

The best theoretical maximum range achieved, based on the 40-litre fuel tank size of the cars used, was 601km. This was an impressive result because a strict time limit was set at each checkpoint to ensure participants had to keep to a minimum average speed for safety reasons and ensure the figures were obtained under real-world driving conditions.

Ride comfort, handling and safety equipment features impress 1 Tank Adventure participants.

As with the first leg, the 1 Tank Adventure is also an opportunity to demonstrate other selling points of Proton cars. The dynamic driving exercise achieved this as for the majority of participants, it was the first time they had pushed a car to its dynamic limits.

CIMB on track to disburse RM15b to 100,000 SMEs in Malaysia

Going beyond banking, refreshed proposition supports the national aspiration to build SME sector, the bank says

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) — CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd are on track to disburse RM15 billion to SMEs in 2019 – 2020, far higher than the RM3.9 billion provided to Malaysian SMEs for the six-month period ending June 2019.

Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group CEO, CIMB Group says, “With SMEs currently contributing more than one third of Malaysia’s GDP, banks have a responsibility to grow this sector, and to support the National Entrepreneurship Policy’s objective to have SMEs contribute 50% to the GDP by 2030.

“We have deepened our understanding of our customers, their pain points and how best to transform their journey with CIMB. Hence, the three pillars in our new SME proposition represent all the support that our SME customers need, not just in financing, but also in terms of business solutions that support their growth. Beyond financing, our support comprises knowledge-sharing and strategic partnerships, so that SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs can develop and scale up systematically.”

In facilitating SMEs to scale up regionally, CIMB’s partnership with Axiata Digital Capital provide 700,000 SMEs in Malaysia and Indonesia with access to financing solutions.

CIMB is also in collaboration with CapBridge Pte Ltd to facilitate SMEs’ capital raising by CIMB. Further, with the world’s demand for halal products and services far outstripping supply, CIMB’s strong global network and well-established ASEAN-China Halal Corridor provide SMEs with the perfect platform to access the halal market.

For this and other business needs, in collaboration with Credit Guarantee Corporation (CGC), CIMB Islamic has allocated RM2 billion unsecured Shariah financing; as well as micro financing to small business owners via the imSME, Malaysia’s first SME financing/loan referral platform, managed by CGC.

Customers now have access to micro financing via imSME at 10 selected branches from September onwards with the aim of making this available nationwide by year-end.  

“As an ASEAN multinational with a strong regional footprint, we are well-positioned to support SMEs that wish to take advantage of this market with its 648-million population,” adds Tengku Zafrul. 

In support of Malaysia’s national aspiration to nurture entrepreneurs, CIMB has committed to hold at least 1,000 talks in 2019, with 550 sessions held year-to-date, and with around 60 of these talks held in September alone, in conjunction with Bank Negara Malaysia’s SME Month.

CIMB’s complimentary talks feature key tips and advice on running a successful SME, covering topics such as credit score, forex hedging, as well as growth opportunities afforded by digital, big data, e-commerce and communications.

To date, over 4,000 SME business owners have benefitted from such talks. 

CIMB’s refreshed SME proposition forms part of CIMB’s current mid-term growth plan, Forward23. For more details, customers can visit 

‘Compost. Plant. Reduce’ is a sustainable way to the future

  • Food Waste Compost Machine as permanent food waste management fixture in Sunway Pyramid
  • An estimated 879 tonnes of food waste to be alleviated from landfills annually
  • Food waste management initiative officiated by YB Michelle Ng, State Assemblywoman of Subang Jaya

Kuala Lumpur, 19 September 2019 – In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa are joining forces to help ease the issue of food waste in Malaysia by introducing Food CPR – COMPOST. PLANT. REDUCE. 

The initiative has the support of the Sustainable Development Department of Sunway Group,

Sunway City started reducing food waste with the help of an on-site compost machine by MAEKO, a Malaysian outfit that will be highlighted at the UN Solutions Summit in New York next week.

The Food CPR campaign takes priority in educating shoppers on the impact they have on our environment. How can you make a difference? Here are a few tips.

  • Shop smart and reduce waste by not ordering more than what you need. 
  • Save leftovers for later
  • Keep track of what you dispose of
  • Start using compost when you garden

The on-ground event will be held from now until 6 October 2019 at LG2 Central Avenue. Shoppers will be able to participate in potting workshops which include seed planting and decorating their own pots. There will also be a dispenser for compost collection to be used for gardening and planting. Shoppers will also be able to redeem various seeds by simply downloading the Sunway Pyramid Mobile App. 

The campaign was officiated by YB Michelle Ng Mei Sze, State Assemblywoman of Subang Jaya along with Dato Jeffrey Ng, Chief Executive Officer, Sunway REIT Management, Mr HC Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Malls & Theme Parks, Mr. Kevin Tan, Chief Operating Officer, Sunway Malls, and Mr. Andre Scholl, Chief Executive Officer, Sunway Hotels & Resorts. 

In a media release, the group says research shows that Malaysians contribute to more than 16,000 tonnes of food waste daily, enough to feed 12 million hungry mouths three meals a day. The shocking figure continues to worsen during the festive seasons by 15 to 20 percent. 

This initiative will kickstart the reduction of food waste in Sunway City. To date, the Food CPR campaign has garnered a total of 35 supporting partners for this initiative. In the long run, Sunway hopes that more brands will come on board to lessen their food waste. 


Separately, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa’s own compost machine converts food waste from its three (3) cluster of hotels located in Sunway City. Since July 2019, a total of 5.9 tonnes of food waste has been converted into compost; by the end of 2019, the hotel expects to compost 20 tonnes of food waste collected from its kitchen. Currently, the hotels’ compost is used around Sunway City’s landscape with further plans for distribution and utilization to be launched in year 2020.

“Sunway Group is committed to advancing the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, one of which is halving Malaysia’s food waste by 2030 – a pledge made by our local government. If we, the nation, continue at our current rate, this pledge would not be met. The Food CPR campaign is one of our clear commitments to changing food waste habits in Malaysia,” said Dato’ Jeffrey Ng, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust.

Research shows that Malaysians contribute to more than 16,000 tonnes of food waste daily, enough to feed 12 million hungry mouths three meals a day.

“We recognise that it requires a joint effort from both the private and public sectors when it comes to creating sustainable change within the community. Hence, the Food CPR campaign is built to be a long-term campaign dedicated towards the issue of food waste and will feature a Food Waste Compost Machine as a permanent fixture in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur,” said HC Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Malls & Theme Parks.

Sunway Pyramid collects 2.4 tonnes of food waste daily and up to 829 tonnes annually. With this campaign, Sunway Pyramid aims to significantly reduce this amount of food waste from going to landfills. Sunway Pyramid will also be able to produce compost with the food waste composting machine that is complimentary for the public to collect during the on-ground event or at the permanent pocket area located at B1 in the mall. The compost produced will be ready to use two weeks after being mixed in garden soil. This allows the compost to condition beforehand. 

Supporting Partners:

Auntie Anne’s Fong Lye Sakae Sushi
Bar B Q Plaza – I Gong Cha Secret Recipe
Boost Juice Bar Haagen Dazs Spag N Jus 
Bread Story Haidilao Hotpot Sushi King
Canton-I Garden  I Love Yoo The Chicken Rice Shop
Cinnabon Ippudo The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Din Tai Fung Juice Works The Manhattan Fish Market 
Dragon-I KFC Tony Roma’s
Dubu Yo Kyochon Village Roast Duck
Dunkin Donuts McDonald’s Yoshinoya Hanamaru Udon
Esquire Kitchen Pizza Hut MAEKO
Famous Amos Putien  

To learn more about this initiative, watch this. Tips and tricks on how to go green while shopping can also be found here, and for more information on how to compost at home, please watch this video.

Stay tuned to Sunway Pyramid’s social mediums for more information or visit / call 03-7494 3100.

Follow Sunway Malls on these social media platforms:

Sunway Pyramid Facebook –

Instagram – @Sunway_Pyramid

Mobile App – Sunway Pyramid on AppStore & PlayStore

Sunway Malls is gearing to be amongst Malaysia’s largest mall owner-operator as existing projects and those in the pipeline now stand at 7.7 million sqft NLA and that figure is planned to be increased to 10.2 million sqft NLA in the near future. The malls are:-

  • Sunway Pyramid, Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur
  • Sunway Velocity Mall, Kuala Lumpur
  • Sunway Big Box, Sunway Iskandar, Johor
  • Sunway Putra Mall, Kuala Lumpur
  • Sunway Carnival Mall, Penang
  • Sunway Citrine, Sunway Iskandar, Johor
  • Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara

A public display of the multifaceted use of drones in business

The Malaysian technology company, The Kambyan Network’s training arm organized “JUST DRONE IT” event with the main focus of educating and knowledge sharing for the public.

Focusing on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems or DRONES, there were many different models featured in the event.

Drones and Robots which may have started as toys and a hobby, today they serve a higher purpose in many industries especially the manufacturing, agricultural, oil and gas and logistics field.

Rising above the machines we had two guest speakers at the Tech talk session.

Associate Prof. Dr Sagaya Amalathas who is the Programme Director from Taylors University explained how Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence are digital skills relevant in the future of the workforce.

She said it was not only for the youths but also for working adults who need to up-skill themselves.

On the aerospace front, Mr David Cirulli from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Singapore talked about the exciting developments that are coming up in High Altitude Platforms and Urban Airmobility.

Participants were mainly hobby enthusiast who started their own business of sharing gadgets with other likeminded individuals creating a community. Some of them were groups like KamiKakiDrone, DroneEmpire and Planet

Airborn Laser Cutter

The star of the event “AleX“ Airborne Laser Cutter (ALC) Mark 1 is the Laser Harvesting Drone weighing 3 kg and is approximately 0.7m in diameter.

AleX is a prototype which has been researched and developed by Kambyan Network since 2018.

AleX has been developed by a group of young engineers who are keen to solve the main issues faced by the Palm Oil plantation owners in Malaysia, harvesting.

Also on show was the Joyance Fertiliser Spraying Drone which is being introduced locally.

These drone models, are mainly used in the agricultural industries, which Kambyan Network is revolutionising by introducing a whole new Digital Agricultural system.

Says Captain Sudhir, Group Executive Director of the Kambyan Network said, “Logically thinking as the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) is here and all industries are moving towards using Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics within the near future, remember Moore’s Law, it is still relevant, only that we are at a point where the materials we have today have reached their mature life and are expiring.

“This means just like the iron and bronze ages; the silicon age is over. It is an age where new materials are enveloping and breaking all rules.

“To be relevant in this current time we need to create new paradigms ahead of time as life on earth would have totally evolved for compatibility with life on Mars or asteroids. It is coming and the Future is Now! So our training style and education systems must evolve, we cannot afford to be irrelevant! This is the difference of an Adroit graduate compared to any other College graduate” he further adds.

Home Invasion: Are thieves put-off by smoke?

Anti-thief fog protects the house…an innovative way to get thieves away from your house?

Are you worried about robberies and home invasions? Here’s a smokey way to put-off thieves.

Once they break into your house, the security system you install will trigger a ‘fog machine’ that will discharge fog (for real).

The discharge happens within seconds of a break-in. The intention is to block an intruder’s vision. With the room or house foggy, the intruder cannot see much.

It prevents them from stealing your valuables. The fog will persist in the room for up to 1 hour.

During that time, law enforcement officers will surely arrive at your doorstep.

But then, this is not what we have in Malaysia or Singapore. Not even in Mauritius.

Note that the fog is harmless and is not residual. The security system is discreet, installed behind walls or above ceilings for both commercial and home use.