Celcom launches latest high-speed fibre internet in Sabah (11 areas)

Posted on : 18-09-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

Celcom has finally launched its high-speed fibre internet services in Sabah at an event in Kota Kinabalu earlier today. The new Celcom Home Fibre and Celcom Business Fibre plans are now immediately available in various areas across the state.

The first new high-speed internet service announced by Celcom for Sabahan consumers is Home Fibre. This service comes in three categories: Home Fibre 120, Fibre 150, and Fibre 180. Celcom’s Home Fibre 120 features upload and download speeds of up to 10Mbps, while the Fibre 150 package comes with 20Mbps of internet speed. That said, the faster Home Fibre 180 has speeds of up to 40Mbps.

Interestingly, all Celcom Home Fibre packages also feature unlimited internet quota along with call rates of 10 sen per minute. Of course, Celcom will also provide its customers with a free wireless router as well. What makes these packages even more interesting is the fact that its existing Celcom First Gold Plus, Gold Supreme, Platinum, and Platinum plus users are also entitled to a special monthly rebate rate of RM 15 for the Fibre 150 and Fibre 180 internet packages.

Speaking of which, Celcom’s Home Fibre internet service are priced at RM120 (Home Fibre 120), RM 150 (Home Fibre 150), and RM180 (Home Fibre 180) respectively.

For the Business market, Celcom announced the Business Fibre internet service. Unlike the Home fibre service, Celcom’s Business Fibre comes in four categories: Business Fibre 10, Fibre 20, Fibre 40, and Fibre 100, which feature internet speeds of 10Mbps, 20Mbps, 40Mbps, and 100Mbps respectively – all with unlimited download quotas, of course.

Celcom Business Fibre internet packages are priced at RM 158 (Business Fibre 10), RM208 Business Fibre 20), RM288 (Business Fibre 40) and RM378 (Business Fibre 100) respectively.

Celcom’s Business Fibre packages are also endowed with free 300 minutes calls to all networks (8 sen per minute thereafter) and a special rebate rate of RM 20 monthly for up to 24 months. Additionally, business owner’s who register five Business Fibre lines or more are also entitled to an additional monthly rebate rate of RM20 per line.

It’s also worth mentioning that Celcom is collaborating with its counterpart, Celcom Timur Sdn Bhd, to provide its high-speed fibre internet services in Sabah. The company aims to cover at least 11 cities in Sabah by the end of 2017. Besides that, Celcom has also noted that other add-on services for its internet packages will be announced at a later date.

SOURCE:- LOWYAT.NET

KKIP as Digital Free Trade Zone hub for Sabah – Raymond

Posted on : 15-09-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

KOTA KINABALU: The Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) could become a digital free trade zone (DFTZ) for e-commerce and online businesses, in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0.

It already had a strong foundation with existing businesses and capacity, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Raymond Tan Shu Kiah.

When met by reporters at the Industry 4.0 and DFTZ outreach programme yesterday, Raymond said KKIP would be a good ground for implementation, as business is already there.

“In order for Industry 4.0 to work, you must have the right place, the right foundation. It is basically a process of change, where business can grow bigger and go global.

“We are pretty close to achieving that because you cannot look at this whole development right from the very bottom. You must look at what business has already been developed in KKIP.

“There are 280 existing operators of various businesses. They are going slow, but in our revolution of a changed process, once they get into internet business, we will be able to raise all 280 businesses to a higher level,” he said.

Raymond, who is also Minister of Industrial Development, added that internet businesses and e-commerce are things that some of us were already engaged with, thus emphasising the importance of bringing such business operators together.

He further said it is important to introduce the DFTZ in order to encourage operators to go digital and be more aggressively into e-commerce.

“It should generate much more excitement and I’m looking at how we can enhance the internet service in KKIP. It needs to be enhanced with the right infrastructure of internet speed and accessibility.

“If we can enhance the infrastructure focused on a cluster of e-commerce operators in KKIP, I think that would, in a very short time, encourage more operators, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to be engaged in driving industry 4.0.

“What we need to focus on is capacity building to encourage them to embrace Industry 4.0. Sabah does not want to be left out,” he added.

Earlier, SME Corporation Malaysia chairman Tan Sri Dr Mohamed Al Amin Abdul Majid said SMEs should not fear the changes needed, but instead be bold enough to make the changes.

He advised operators and entrepreneurs to start with the aim of solving an existing problem in the production process, as well as to approach training institutions such as the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) and German-Malaysia Institute (GMI).

Mohamed added that with the DFTZ, SME Corp Malaysia aspired to double the export growth rate of SME goods to reach US$38 billion, create 60,000 jobs and facilitate US$65 billion worth of goods movement, all by 2025.

SOURCE:- THE BORNEO POST

Sabahan’s lime chutney enters Kuwait market

Posted on : 28-08-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

TAWAU– The humble lime chutney, made by Sabahan entrepreneur, Lely Busok, has garnered international attention, having entered the Kuwait market last month, and will be exported to 81 other countries in the near future.

Lely, 54, said the product would also be exported to Poland next month, to be followed by other countries in stages.

Her success in exporting the product proves there was a demand for the twangy appetiser in the international market.

“It has been a month since the product was exported to Kuwait with help of the Malaysia Millennium Entrepreneurs Consortium,” she told Bernama, when met during the Sabah state-level National Cooperative Day 2017 celebration here, yesterday.

The three-day event, which ended yesterday, featured over 50 booths by local entrepreneurs and government agencies, showcasing food products and local handicraft, among others.

Lely said she began thinking about selling the homemade lime chutney when she was in her 20s, with most of her clients comprising friends and neighbours in the early days. She made a profit of around RM600 per month.

“Based on the response, and with my husband’s support, I started focusing on expanding the business, with the assistance of numerous platforms and programmes for entrepreneurs organised by government agencies in the country,” she added.

Lely said the cooperative had helped provide guidance in managing her business, and the Area Farmers Organisation also assisted with equipment, including tables and pots to make the chutney.

“Since then, my income have been increasing and can reach up to between RM7,000 to RM9,000 per month,” she added.

She currently also owns a food factory in Bandar Sri Indah and the business is run with help from her children.

“I only hire additional manpower when necessary, based on demand for the lime chutney or other food products, including fermented fish.

“It usually takes about 200 kilogrammes of lime to make the chutney, and the process may take a while, depending on the weather, because the lime needs to be sun-dried,” Lely said.

She added that the product was also available at the Gmart supermarket in the state, and would also be made available in the Peninsular and Sarawak.

SOURCE–BERNAMA

Risda urged to help entrepreneurs market products online in Sabah

Posted on : 14-08-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

KOTA KINABALU– Sabah Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin, has urged the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) to help entrepreneurs under its guidance in Sabah to market their products via online.

Yahya, who is also Sabah’s Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry, said this would allow the products of these entrepreneurs penetrate the foreign markets and further increase their sales and incomes.

“The effective online businesses will be able to boost marketing and at the same time widen their businesses,” he said when opening the Risda\’s Sabah Entrepreneurs’ Carnival 2017 here today.

The three-day carnival, starting Friday, is aimed at promoting products of Sabah entrepreneurs under Risda’s guidance and creating a more quality business network.

Yahya said all Risda entrepreneurs in the state should always equipped themselves with knowledge on the latest marketing methods including packaging and labelling which could raise the standards and quality of their products.

“Producing quality products and low production costs will help the entrepreneurs be competitive both domestically and internationally,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said, Risda has allocated RM27 million for entrepreneurship activities including the additional economic activities, product development, business premises development, marketing activities, exhibitions, promoting and building strategic networks with related agencies.

“In this regard, Risda’s entrepreneurs should take advantage of every entrepreneurial development programme and economic activities designed by the agency to improve the quality of life and not rely on on rubber and palm commodities only,” he said.

SOURCE– BERNAMA

Shell awards financial grants to NGOs

Posted on : 01-08-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

KUALA LUMPUR— Malaysian is open to have free trade agreements (FTAs) with Latin American countries such as Mexico and Peru following positive export growth to both nations, said Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

He said many Malaysian companies were already operating there.

“That is certainly an option that we are looking at as we are pro-FTAs and we have one with Chile which is doing well.

“We are open to having bilateral pacts with those countries which we do not have FTAs yet,” he told reporters after officiating Latin America Business Day 2017 here today.

SOURCE — BERNAMA

Timber, product exports rise to RM9.75 bln in first 5 months

Posted on : 28-07-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s timber and timber product exports rose 6.76 per cent to RM9.75 billion in the first five months of this year compared with the same period a year ago, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said.

He said the timber industry was one of the major contributors to the nation’s export earnings, recording between RM20 billion and RM22 billion in revenue annually over the past 10 years.

“This proves the significance of the timber industry as a consistent contributor to the nation’s earnings.

“We hope that by end of this year, we can achieve a growth of five per cent which is equivalent to RM23 billion in total,” he said at the Malaysian Timber Council’s 25th anniversary dinner here on Wednesday.

Furniture dominated the export earnings for the first five months of this year at RM3.28 billion followed by plywood (RM1.96 billion) and sawn timber (RM1.6 billion).

Mah urged timber industry players to embrace the fourth industrial revolution (industry 4.0) initiative undertaken by the government by integrating the principles of the industry into business.

He said the ministry would review the National Timber Industry Policy (NATIP) to redirect the course and strategic policies of the industry to fit into the current situation.

The review that will be conducted for the first time since NATIP’s implementation in 2009 will involve stakeholders, skilled manpower, innovation and technology, as well as sustainability.

“With the latest global development, we need to look into various aspects which include technology and connectivity, as well as policy issues,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Wood Awards, which was an important event in MTC’s anniversary calendar, had two segments – the main awards for the professionals and a students’ category.

Entrants of the professional section in the main Malaysian Wood Awards competed in two categories – Residential and Public/Commercial while the Students’ Challenge, which is the student category, engaged undergraduates to design with timber either for the Building or Non-Building category. Only undergraduates from Part 1 of Architectural programmes accredited by The Board of Architects Malaysia were allowed to take part.

The winners of the professional section of the Residential category are B&A Family Holdings Sdn Bhd which won the first prize for its Kuang Retreat House. The second prize winner is Ar Azman Zainal Md Nor for his house called Anjung Kelana while the third prize winner is Ding Siew Ching for Bintang Residence.

Winners of the Public/Commercial Category are the Terengganu State Museum for its Rumah Haji Wan Su which won the first prize. The Malaysian Timber Industry Board’s Galeri Glulam took home the second prize while the third prize went to Paramount Property (Cjaya) Sdn Bhd for its Chengal House.

The winners of the Students’ Challenge’s Building category are Muhammad Aizat Anuar from UTM, who won the first prize for his Taman University Cookies Community Centre while the second prize winner is Lam Yung Ni from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology for her creation of the Eco-water Edge Centre – A Timber Forest. The third prize winner is Ooi Wei Kiat of Universiti Malaya for his design of the Rainforest Music School.

The winners of the Non-Building category of the Students’ Challenge are Luqman Hariz Shaarani from UiTM Puncak Alam for his fascinating creation of the “Medusa Pavilion” which won the first prize. The second prize winner is Muhammad Syafiq Mohamed Karim (UiTM Puncak Alam) for his design of “The Beautiful Curse” while the third prize winner is Aimi Adelina Azman (UiTM Puncak Alam) for her creation of the “Dwelling For Two”.

An initiative taken by MTC, the MWA was organized in collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Architects.

MTC began its year-long jubilee celebration with the launch of its 25th anniversary tagline – Engage, Connect, Grow.

SOURCE— BERNAMA

Bank Negara to hold carnival August 4-6

Posted on : 28-07-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

Kota Kinabalu: The public can get free education on financial management and get exposed to various financial-based products and services during a ‘Financial Carnival’ to be held at the Suria Sabah Mall from 10am until 10pm from Aug 4 to 6.

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Kota Kinabalu will stage the inaugural carnival at the Lower Floor and Ground Floor of the shopping mall following a similar carnival that was held in Kuala Lumpur in January this year.

Its Regional Head here Zambre Ismail said more than 40 exhibitors from financial services companies, insurance companies and relevant players in the finance industry including insurance, banks associations, Mara, Sabah Credit Corporation (SCC), AKPK, and PTPTN will be participating in the carnival.

“We are pleased to bring this carnival to the people of Sabah with our aim to educate and expose the people to proper financial management and provide free services … we are applying a one-stop centre concept in this carnival where we gather all relevant industry players in the finance industry like banks, insurance companies, and state government agencies that provide loans to small and medium –sized entrepreneurs.

“By doing so, the visitors save a lot of time and energy as they can make better choices on financial products and services that suit their needs rather than going to each of the banks, for instance to check on their interest rates and other charges,” he said, adding that the admission to the carnival is free.

Speaking to Daily Express at BNM Regional Office here, Zambre said the Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman is expected to officiate the carnival at the same venue at 3pm on Aug 4. It will be also be attended by BNM Governor Datuk Muhammad bin Ibrahim.

“BNM Kota Kinabalu will provide free service for public to check on their credits with banks and other financial agencies through our Centralised Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) machine.

“Public can also verify any doubtful companies that seem to run get-rich schemes claiming that BNM has approved their schemes and operations.

“We would also take up any problems and complaints by the visitors pertaining to issues related to our jurisdiction,” he said, adding that Credit Management and Counselling Agency (AKPK) will also be at the carnival to offer its services to the people.

To a question, he said public cannot check their credit report with CTOS that is run by a private company as it was not among the exhibitors involved in the carnival.

Zambre said the carnival was purposely held for three days so as to provide opportunity for the people in Sabah to bring their families, and children to the event that is also another concept of educating and entertaining the visitors.

In educating public, he said the carnival will have 20 pocket talks by SMEs and credible speakers throughout the three days.

Among the talks, he said are testimonials and sharing of financial experiences by SMEs on how they manage their finances to run their businesses and the challenges they face as well as to how address them.

Furthermore, he said the talks will include the latest information on types of financial crimes such as how to identify fake currency notes, among others.

Zambre said schedule of the pocket talks will be put up at the venue so that visitors can choose which talks they wish to attend and can surf www.carnivalkewangan.com.my to get more information and contact BNM here at 088-522310 during office hours as well as centralised customer services of BNM at 1-300-885-465.

Apart from this, he said the carnival has created some activities and programmes to educate children on saving money such as games of quizzes, ‘Jom Buat Tabung’ activity and education on basic finance.

“We will also organise a karaoke competition that is open to the public. There will be a finals on the last day and prizes to be given out to the winners.

“We will also bring local celebrities and singers from Sabah such as AF Neera, AF Velvet and a famous local band here to perform and entertain the visitors at the carnival.

“There will be lucky draw to attract the crowd where the prizes are worth more than RM150,000 such as motorcycles and attractive prizes for holidays. They must register and the grand lucky draw will be on Aug 6,” Zambre said. – Hayati Dzulkifli

SOURCE:- THE BORNEO POST

Reputed developers unveil affordable housing plan

Posted on : 28-07-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

Buying that first home is one of the biggest financial steps one will ever make. Leading developer Rich Worldwide Sdn Bhd is helping you realise the dream of owning your first home with the construction of another 68 units of affordable double storey terrace housing.
Construction work on Taman Jati Phase Two is underway and completion is forecasted ahead of the scheduled 24 months completion date, Rich Worldwide Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Victor Wong Chet Sing said on Thursday. Also present at the media conference was Rich Worldwide Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Kong Kwok Wah.

“With a gross built-up area from 1,258 square feet and priced from RM 316,350 to RM 423,000, we build affordable double storey terrace houses which are designed for the mid-income group and newly married couple,” Wong said. The spacious master bedroom with attached bathroom offers a luxurious modern lifestyle while the concrete car porch with 5 ½ feet brick cement partition will offer more privacy for each unit, Wong said.

“The covered car porch is 272 square feet meant for two cars (one big and one small),” Wong added.

Taman Jati is surrounded by primary and secondary schools, Gentingmas Supermarket, Wangi Market, Sejati Walk, and the soon to be Mydin Hypermarket, as well as government institutions.

“There’s easy accessibility to the Northern Link Road and other suburban townships, while Sandakan Airport is only five-minutes-drive away,” Wong said.

Wong said the first 20 persons to place their booking for a Phase Two terrace house are entitled to the early bird special cash discount of RM5,000 once they sign the S&P Agreement. The 10 per cent down payment is also payable by instalments for eligible buyers, subject to arrangement.

Another option for first-home-owners to consider is the Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) Youth Housing Scheme which provides up to 100 per cent financing for eligible applicants.

The scheme is exclusively for married youth aged 25 to 40 years old who are purchasing their first property, with a household income not exceeding RM10,000 per month, with MRTA/MRTT financing up to 5 per cent of the purchase price, Wong said.

For applicants who are single, monthly income must exceed RM3,000, according to Wong.

Malaysians who are buying their first home can apply for the Government’s First Home Deposit Funding Scheme (MyDeposit) which offers a 10 per cent incentive on the sale price or a maximum of RM30,000, whichever is lower.

The response for Phase One was overwhelming with all 115 units sold. One of the advantages for Taman Jati house owners is they will receive their Occupancy Certificate and Title Deed during the handing over of house keys. “30 per cent of the development is reserved for Bumiputera with 5 per cent discount,” Wong added.

Those interested in owning an affordable double storey terrace house at Taman Jati Phase Two can visit the show house unit from 10am to 5pm, July 29-30.

SOURCE:- PROPERTY HUNTER

Sabah the first to see MARDI’s Nutrima Cellcode

Posted on : 27-07-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

KOTA KINABALU– The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute’s (MARDI) Nutrima Cellcode health drink, which was produced after 10 years of research, has received a positive and encouraging response.

Nutrima Cellcode Malaysia Managing Director Nor Azizi Awalludin said the product, which was formulated entirely by MARDI from calamansi (citrus microcarpa), was funded by the government and commercialised since last year.

“This product has received a very positive response in China, Turkey, Paris, London and Dubai as a result of collaboration with the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation which moved into high gear since last year.

“This year, we are focusing on marketing the product in the domestic market and has chosen Sabah as the first destination,” he said at the launch of Cellcode Borneo and an Aidilfitri open house by Wives of the Sabah Elected Representatives Welfare Association President Datin Seri Faridah Tussin here today.

Nor Azizi said the Nutrima Cellcode health drink contains Vitexsin, a natural antioxidant that reduces wrinkles.

“As foreign proffesors have recognised the works of Malaysian scientists (on Nutrima Cellcode), it is a high benchmark for this product. So, it should not only be sold in Malaysia but also worldwide,” he said.

SOURCE– BERNAMA

MalaysiaBiz portal launched in Sabah

Posted on : 25-07-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

KOTA KINABALU: The country’s one-stop business registration and licensing portal – MalaysiaBiz Portal – has been expanded to Sabah, allowing the local business community to obtain information online quickly.

Currently, 67 agencies under the state government have updated their business licensing and registration information in the portal since May.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun said such an achievement should be a source of pride as the information-gathering process was completed ahead of schedule in December.

“I believe this success would not be made possible without strong collaboration and synergy from the Sabah government and the relevant state authorities under it.

“In exploring challenges and responding to diverse customer demands, the offering of digital public services needs to surpass expectations,” he said.

Belaun said this in his speech delivered by Malaysia Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu) director-general Datuk Dr Mazlan Yusoff at the launch of the MalaysiaBiz Portal, here.

At the event, 129 License Information Partners (Rakan Informasi Lesen) from each local authority in Sabah were appointed to ensure their information provided in the portal is up-to-date and valid.

Belaun said the MalaysiaBiz Portal would also expand its scope to provide online registration and licensing applications in the near future to speed up the process of doing business and encourage local economic growth.

MalaysiaBiz Portal was developed in 2015 and launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last year.

The portal only focused on agencies in the peninsula at the early stage of implementation. It provides licensing information that covers 1,174 business activities in various economic sectors.

SOURCE:- NEW STRAIT TIMES

Datuk Tan Kok Liang elected MATTA President

Posted on : 18-07-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

KOTA KINABALU: Datuk Tan Kok Liang has been elected as the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president for the term (2017-2019).

The announcement was made at the 42nd Annual General Meeting of MATTA, Malaysia’s largest tourism association, held at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on July 15 July, MATTA CEO Phua Tai Neng said in a statement.

For more than 26 years, Tan has been a key driving force in the Malaysian tourism industry.

He was the chairman of MATTA Sabah Chapter (2009 – 2013) and thereafter as vice president Inbound & Domestic (2013 – 2017).

He received his early education in Perak, holds a Master’s degree in Tourism (University of Toulouse, France) and is a Chartered Accountant by training.

In his new role as president, he will continue to lead the association in raising the standard of the country¡¦s tourism sector and to strategically position MATTA members to capitalise on the expected increase in tourism numbers both inbound and outbound.

With a vision to ¡§Stay relevant so that all members thrive and become successful¡¨ and mission ¡§Creating business opportunities for members¡¨, the association will continue to grow, benefit members and further improve the landscape of travel and tourism for Malaysia.

Tan¡¦s firm manifesto which focuses on better business conditions and direct member benefit received overwhelming support from members that will ensure the success and progress of the association to serve members nationwide more effectively.

“My focus for the next two years will not only be to develop opportunities for members but, given my background and expertise, will also be to lead members in weathering the storms of change and to fight for better business conditions for the benefit of all,” Tan said.

During his time as MATTA vice president Inbound & Domestic (2013 – 2017), Tan has created numerous business opportunities for members through various sales missions both overseas and locally and other related activities for member benefits.

He has been outspoken on numerous issues affecting the tourism industry and has led the industry in engaging with relevant government authorities on pertinent issues such as tax exemptions, tourism incentives, amendments to the Tourism Industry Act, issues on illegal tour operators, sustainable tourism, and resolving Technical complexities and GST treatment with the Royal Malaysian Customs.

“The election of Datuk Tan Kok Liang as MATTA president is testament to the association¡¦s commitment to the growth of the industry in Malaysia,” MATTA Immediate past president, Datuk Hamzah Rahmat said, adding that he was confident that the new president would take the association to the next level of growth.

In a time of great economic challenges and uncertainty, Tan with his keen insight and dedication to the industry, is the most viable candidate to champion the rights of MATTA members in this coming term.

SOURCE:- THE BORNEO POST

State is committed to better education, Yayasan Sabah to launch State Education Fund

Posted on : 13-07-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

Manhattan Suites at ITCC is a 19-storey serviced SoVo suite wing in ITCC-Penampang, developed by Sabanilam Enterprises Sdn Bhd.
The roof topping ceremony of the completed structure was held at the project site in ITCC on Monday, 10 July 2017, attended by Malakun Holdings Sdn Bhd Executive Chairman, Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Clarence Bongkos Malakun and Managing Director, Datin Seri Panglima Sylvia Wong Malakun.

According to Group General Manager, Mr Ceasar Mandela Malakun, Manhattan Suites was named to emulate the diversity of the population as well as the world class service that is usually associated with New York City in the United States of America. Bringing this concept to this part of Kota Kinabalu will further enhance the lifestyle of the local population as well as making a recognisable impact towards the growing tourism market visiting Sabah.

ITCC is envisaged to be a distinctive world-class development with a comprehensive range of amenities. This landmark development will have a gross built-up area of more than 1.6 million sqft, anchored by a 4-storey 675 units premium retail shopping mall, a 16-storey i-Office Tower, 19-storeys of 295 prestigious residential SoVo suite units and a 19-storey, 330-room, 4-star rated hotel. Located less than 10 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the iconic development will transform the landscape of Kota Kinabalu once completed.

ITCC aims to positions itself as a premier business and lifestyle hub in the Greater Kota Kinabalu zone and become a catalyst for growth in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector as its 16-storey i-Office Tower is aiming to secure approval as the first Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Cybercentre in East Malaysia.

Spreading over 10.5 acres of prime land, the integrated development will be a benchmark in high-speed broadband connectivity as it pioneers the use of fibre optic connectivity throughout the whole development. ITCC is envisaged to house incubators and academies to spearhead the ICT industry in Sabah.

“We’ve come to understand the millennial generation’s culture of work, play and lifestyle being intermingled and the lines that use to divide these aspects of life are now blurred for a better quality of life. This is where SoVo units can offer a solution,” said Mr Ceasar.

ITCC will also feature a grand 32,000 sqft Banquet Hall, which would be able to cater for over 170 dining tables. This will provide the community with a comfortable and modern venue to host an array of events such as weddings and celebrations. The versatility of the banquet hall would also allow to accommodate exhibitions, conferences and corporate events.

Manhattan Suites offer 24-hour security and state-of-the-art CCTV for the safety of owners and residents. The doormen, concierge and a live-in residential manager will ensure that the needs and requirements of the tenants are always met.

There will be an executive lounge adjoined to the lush lobby for tenants to conduct informal meetings or gatherings. For a more formal meeting or conference setting, tenants are given priority booking for the use of the meeting rooms. Owners are also given a free 1-year exclusive membership to Club M which shall give them access to the hotel facilities such as the swimming pool, spa and fitness centre. Each unit is provided its own allocated on-site parking spot while other facilities include children’s playground and laundry facilities.

SOURCE:- PROPERTY HUNTER

The Shore to be new boom for tourism industry – Hajiji

Posted on : 12-07-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

KOTA KINABALU: Rising private investments and expansion of tourism industry in Sabah’s real estate sector have led to a booming property market in Kota Kinabalu.

State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor said the market had been resilient between 2008 and 2014.

“Over the past years, economic activities have remarkably improved since the implementation of Sabah development corridor projects, especially those related to tourism.

“The strategy under the tourism development is to target high-yield and long-stay visitors,” he said during the ground-breaking ceremony of Titijaya Land Berhad’s The Shore project here.

Hajiji added that the government also aimed to address property affordability via the “Malaysian My Second Home” scheme and had established an immigration office to facilitate registrations.

Meanwhile, on The Shore, which is Titijaya’s first project in the East Malaysia, will be completed by 2022.

Titijaya deputy group managing director Lim Poh Yit said the 25-storey serviced residence with 561 units has a gross development value of RM575 million.

The selling price starts from RM453,000 per unit with build-up sizes ranging from 409 to 541 square feet.

To date, the take-up rate of the sales is more than 50 per cent.

SOURCE:-NST

Titijaya launches first devt project in Sabah

Posted on : 12-07-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

KUALA LUMPUR: Titijaya Land Bhd has launched “The Shore” – a mixed-use waterfront premium class hub in Kota Kinabalu, with a gross development value of RM575mil.

In a statement on Tuesday, the company said the 25-storey building would comprise 561 residential and commercial units, with built-ups ranging from 409 to 541 sq ft and priced from RM453,000.

“Upon completion, The Shore will offer better-quality accommodation to the local community, boost Sabah’s business and spur tourism activities,” it said.

Titijaya said the project would benefit from factors such as its strategic location – 15-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and accessibility to the commercial centres and nearby amenities around the neighbourhood.
Deputy group managing director Lim Poh Yit said the company was confident that The Shore would become an iconic landmark in Kota Kinabalu, and would become a tourist attraction in Sabah, especially with the support from the state government.

“We foresee a positive demand for The Shore due to the encouraging economic growth and the increasing population in Kota Kinabalu, making it a new growth frontier as the property market matures in the region,” he added.

SOURCE- BERNAMA

TM counts 27,000 SME entrepreneurs as customers in Sabah

Posted on : 11-05-2017 | By : sabah today | In : Local Business

KOTA KINABALU: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) counts about 27,000 entrepreneurs from the small medium enterprises (SME) sector as among its active customers for various products and services.
Executive vice president consumers and SME Imri Mokhtar said the number is part of the 40,000 SME entrepreneurs in the state.
He said it is important for SMEs, including those in Sabah, to innovate their businesses through mastering the use of technology and digital applications as among the best methods in enhancing the potential, as well as productivity of their businesses.
“Those SME entrepreneurs who use digital applications in their business enjoy doubling their growth compared to those utilising conventional methods.
“Imagine, all 40,000 SME entrepreneurs in Sabah enjoying this growth rate. For sure it will have an impact on their businesses and also contribute to the growth of the local economy.
“Through the digital application, the market for their products will not just be focused on Sabah but also overseas,” he told reporters after the launch of the SME BizFest 2017 here today.
The event was officiated by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah, who is also the state Minister of Industrial Development. He was representing Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.
Sabah is the fifth and last stop for the SME BizFest 2017 this year after Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Kota Bharu and Johor Bahru.
Imri said Sabah was a permanent venue for the annual TM event to give SME entrepreneurs in the state an opportunity to explore the potential and new business based on the digital platform to expand their own businesses.
He said those SME entrepreneurs participating in the event are being offered various relevant digital products digital, apart from sharing in the success of a number of business icons who are using the digital application in their businesses.
Themed, “Innovate to Dominate: Go Digital”, the SME BizFest 2017 has also the support of SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation and Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd.
More than 1,500 SME entrepreneurs in Sabah are participating in it.
SOURCE- BERNAMA
KOTA KINABALU: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) counts about 27,000 entrepreneurs from the small medium enterprises (SME) sector as among its active customers for various products and services.
Executive vice president consumers and SME Imri Mokhtar said the number is part of the 40,000 SME entrepreneurs in the state.
He said it is important for SMEs, including those in Sabah, to innovate their businesses through mastering the use of technology and digital applications as among the best methods in enhancing the potential, as well as productivity of their businesses.
“Those SME entrepreneurs who use digital applications in their business enjoy doubling their growth compared to those utilising conventional methods.
“Imagine, all 40,000 SME entrepreneurs in Sabah enjoying this growth rate. For sure it will have an impact on their businesses and also contribute to the growth of the local economy.
“Through the digital application, the market for their products will not just be focused on Sabah but also overseas,” he told reporters after the launch of the SME BizFest 2017 here today.
The event was officiated by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah, who is also the state Minister of Industrial Development. He was representing Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.
Sabah is the fifth and last stop for the SME BizFest 2017 this year after Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Kota Bharu and Johor Bahru.
Imri said Sabah was a permanent venue for the annual TM event to give SME entrepreneurs in the state an opportunity to explore the potential and new business based on the digital platform to expand their own businesses.
He said those SME entrepreneurs participating in the event are being offered various relevant digital products digital, apart from sharing in the success of a number of business icons who are using the digital application in their businesses.
Themed, “Innovate to Dominate: Go Digital”, the SME BizFest 2017 has also the support of SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation and Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd.
More than 1,500 SME entrepreneurs in Sabah are participating in it.
SOURCE- BERNAMA