Popular Malaysia eMarketplaces

Besides selling your product in your own website, you can also consider using local eMarketplaces as well. eMarketplaces is like a big shopping mall where they will invite merchants or brand owners to setup own account. Merchant can then upload products, set product description and product pricing. Popular eMarketplaces have huge amount of traffic (people who visit their site). When more people visit eMarketplaces, the chances for consumer to find your product is high as well especially if your products are “hot” products. In return, this eMarketplaces will usually earn back from certain percentage (%) from each sales transaction from your store. Again this is a win-win situation for both parties.

There are the top 10 most popular eMarketplaces in Malaysia:

  1. (by Celcom + SK telecom)
  2. (by Hong Leong group)
  3. (by Rocket Internet, now owned by Alibaba)
  4. (Malaysia home-gown marketplaces)
  5. (by Lelong)
  6. (by Sinchew Media Group)
  7. .my (Mobile 1st, by Garena)
  8. (by AEON, Malaysia Largest Retailer)
  10. (Fashion Vertical)

With that, you can have your revenue from your own website (your brand) and from these eMarketplaces. Happy selling!

If you want to learn to setup your own website / store to sell products, I do have a short 10-hours hands-on workshop. This workshop teach you step by step from having a domain to setting up a payment option in your website and selling AliExpress product and drop shipping too. Contact me if you are interested to learn.


Malaysia’s e-commerce industry now a RM24.6bil business – iPrice

News on 17th August 2017. Source: TheStar

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian e-commerce industry has grown steadily after its boom in the mid-2000s and is now a RM24.6bil business, said iPrice Group.

IPrice Group is a meta-search e-commerce website which enables Malaysian shoppers to connect with hundreds of e-commerce merchants and discover products, compare prices and get the best deals.

In a statement, iPrice said Lazada ranked as the top e-commerce company in Malaysia, followed by Zalora and 11 Street, based on their online traffic, staff numbers and followers on social media applications such as SimilarWeb, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

It said Lazada’s website received an average of 29 million visitors on a monthly basis while 11 Street received nine million visitors monthly.

“These three top e-commerce companies were all founded in South-East Asia.

“Although e-commerce websites originating from outside the South-East Asia region such as eBay and Sephora are also accessible to Malaysians, regional or locally based e-commerce sites seemed to be more successful, probably due to their on-the-ground knowledge which gives them a higher advantage,” it said.

Meanwhile, took the top spot in the list of Malaysian-based e-commerce companies, with its website recording an average traffic of 6.33 billion during the second quarter of 2017.

“Established in 1998, is probably the oldest Malaysian based e-commerce company and it remains the most popular commerce-to-commerce platform among Malaysians as they were among the first to spot the e-commerce potential,” it said.

IPrice also said that local fashion e-commerce websites, such as Fashion Valet and Poplook, were also gaining popularity among Malaysians.

“These local brands thrive mainly through social media pages such as Instagram, where they can easily feature their products via images and partnerships with popular local celebrities and brands,” it said.

It added that fashion brands in Malaysia had been seeing the benefit of adopting the e-commerce model in running their operations as it enabled them to scale their business efficiently according to consumers’ needs. – Bernama


Software Engineering

What is Software Engineering and WHY it is important?

What is programming/coding?

  • Writing very specific instructions to a very dumb but obedient machine.
  • Computers are designed to execute a set of instructions.
  • Programming is the act of creating a set of instructions for a computer to execute.



What is software engineering?

  •  Software engineering is a discipline for solving business problems by designing and developing software-based systems.
  • Software engineering is like building a house. Depending on the size of the house, to build a house generally, it takes a lot of resources like time, effort, money, various skilled professionals.



Why web programming? Why software engineering is important?


  1. Internet Users are growing fast every year.


We can do almost anything online now. Pay bills, buy movie ticket, buy air ticket, pay insurance, online banking and more.


  1. Good salary


  1. You can choose to work from home in future – All you need is just a computer and Internet. You can also work anywhere like McDonald or Starbucks.


  1. eCommerce business potential – With web programming, web design and eCommerce skill, you can build an eCommerce website. Your ecommerce website is 24 hours a day 365 days a year. No buildings to rent. No electric bill to pay. No need to pay worker’s salary. You need to find the right product and market it online effectively.


  1. And many more reasons which you will soon realize….


Courses in Diploma in Software Engineering and what Skills you will gain.


Course NameSkills you will gain
Web Design CourseWordPress
Web Programming CourseASP
classic ASP
Visual Studio 2015
Database Design CourseSQL
SQL Server 2014
SQL Management Studio
Software EngineeringSDLC
Software Project Management
Software Documentation
Software Development as a Team
Software Quality ManagementExample, Security, Performance, User friendly, easy to maintain.
Software Testing


I am Steve Ngai and I am teaching Diploma in Software Engineering for Eduvo Sdn Bhd. For more info, you can contact me or our course consultant, Candy at 012-2727886.



Mlabs Systems, Onliner team up to provide e-commerce services

News on 10th August 2017. By AMIR HISYAM RASID 

KUALA LUMPUR: Mlabs Systems Bhd has teamed up with Thai-based Onliner Company Ltd to provide Wi-Fi and e-commerce services in Chatuchak market in Bangkok, Thailand.

With the partnership, the company expects to add a new revenue stream of RM120,000 per year following its partnership for a tenure of five years.

While the figure may seem small for a company with a market capitalisation of over RM30 million, director Prof Sureswaran Ramadass said the partnership is a stepping stone for Mlabs to spread its wings into Thailand.

Onliner currently holds a five-year concession from the country’s State Railway to set up Wi-Fi services in Chatuchak.

The company said it aims to secure similar projects and is open to work with Mlabs in the future.

Mlabs’ wholly-owned unit, Multimedia Research Lab (MRL) today entered into a collaboration agreement with Onliner.

Both companies will jointly develop mobile applications that can provide online trading services to tap a large number of visitors at the market.

The mobile app will also consist of indoor mapping of Chatuchak as well as live video streaming to showcase goods and services provided at the market.

“The development roadmap for Onliner and MRL is to enable the bargaining of pricing for bulk purchases between a buyer anywhere in the world and retailers in Chathucak.

“Plans are also underway for the introduction of an e-payment or e-wallet to shoppers for a safer, cashless market place,” said Sureswaran.

Sureswaran said it will invest up to RM800,000 during the early stages of the project and will consider a higher commitment when Onliner secures similar projects in Thailand and overseas.


Central Residence – My Home

It’s almost two year staying in Central Residence. Time flies. Very soon we will have our first AGM which will form JMB. One of the things I like staying here is my unit is pretty nearby the lift which takes me to the gym at 26th floor. Save time hehe…

Secondly, I also like the location. When I wanna take RapidKL (known as LRT), I will just park my car at Sungai Besi station which is just less than 5 min away.

Look forward for the Kuchai Lama (S23) and Taman Naga Emas (S24) MRT station will complete in few years time. Hopefully there will be an overhead bridge and nice covered walkway to Taman Naga Emas MRT station that time.

p/s for those who want to sell / rent out your unit, you may want contact 016-277 5883