Monday, February 26, 2018


PUTRAJAYA, 23 February 2018 – The Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) continues organising a photography and short video contest on social media with the sub-theme #MyDestination starting from 1 March to 30 April 2018.

To enter, participants need to submit a creative photo or short video related to the uniqueness of attractive locations / places of interest that are lesser known to the public, through social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For the short video competition, participants need to upload a 30 - to 60-second short video on social media with hashtags #SayangMalaysia and #MyDestination.  

This contest offers various attractive prizes for the top three winners and five consolation prizes, which include free accommodation tickets at popular domestic destinations, theme park, shopping vouchers, and much more.

This contest was organised in conjunction with the #SayangMalaysia Social Media Campaign by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia in line with its effort to make Malaysia a top tourism and cultural destination and to encourage both domestic and international tourists to use social media platforms to share all their beautiful and unique holiday experiences in Malaysia.

Public will get the chance to participate in six photo and short video contest throughout 2018 under six sub-themes, including new subthemes #MyShopping, #MyHeritage and #MyKampung which are as follows:

i. #MyCuisine - January to February
ii. #MyDestination - March to April
iii. #MyCulture - May to June
iv. #MyShopping - July to August
v. #MyHeritage - September to October
vi. #MyKampung - November to December

For further details on the competition, please visit the official portal of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia at #SayangMalaysia Social Media Campaign is an initiative under Malaysia’s National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) between Government Departments/Agencies and the private sector. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Putrajaya, Malaysia, 12 February 2018 – World Miss University Peace Service Corps Foundation has appointed Smalltree Sdn Bhd as the organiser for the 29th World Miss University Malaysia & International at an official signing ceremony held today at Le Meridien, Putrajaya.

The event saw the MoU signing between Dr Dzulfakar Abdullah, Chairman of Smalltree Sdn Bhd and Seungmin Lee, Chairman of World Miss University Peace Service Corps Foundation. Smalltree held its official announcement to be the organiser for this year’s edition of one of the world’s most cultivated and prestigious varsity pageants – World Miss University 2018.

Dr Dzulfakar Abdullah, Chairman of Smalltree and also newly appointed as Chairman of World Miss University Organizing Committee said, “We are very proud to be awarded as the exclusive organizer from the World Miss University Peace Service Corps Foundation to run and organize the 29th edition of World Miss University event in Malaysia. World Miss University Pageant isn’t just another pageant – this is a varsity pageant that aims to spread the message of peace and love all over the world and it is an opportunity for humankind to reflect upon world peace and to promote global unity. It is truly an honour to be associated with such an internationally recognised organisation.”

Seungmin Lee, Chairman of World Miss University Peace Service Corps Foundation said, “We are thrilled for the partnership as we are co-organising for the first time. This event is a global peace festival held annually by female university students from world renowned universities that combine intelligence, virtue, and fitness. The goal of the event is to harmonize different religions, ideologies, languages, skin colours, cultures, and many more. Through this partnership, we hope to bring more attention and inspire a wider audience of diversified, powerful and inspiring women to participate in this pageant.”

Also present at the launch were Park Keum Rye, Chairman for World Miss University Korea, Du-Ik Bak, Advisor for World Miss University Malaysia, Hussaidi Hussin, Managing Director, for Smalltree Sdn Bhd and Claudia Moras Baez, the Winner for 28th World Miss University.

Malaysia’s local search will commence in May onwards and this will be Malaysia’s first World Miss University local search. The local final will be held tentatively on 26th July 2018. This event provides a perfect platform for local organisations who believe in empowering women as the event recognises and showcases the many talented, intelligent and beautiful Malaysian students who aspire to gain invaluable experiences on the world stage.
L-R: Sao Tomrongpich, 3rd Runner Up (Cambodia), Daniela Gods Romanovska, 2nd Runner Up (Latvia), Claudia Moras Baez, Winner (Cuba), Denise Huerta, 1st Runner Up (USA), Katarzyna Weronika, 4th Runner Up (Poland) 

During the 29th World Miss University International Final, an estimation of more than 100 university students from universities all over the world will be coming to Malaysia to compete not only in terms of their physical beauty but more importantly are their intellectual skills, attractive personalities and their high-level value on humanities. The winner from this competition, will receive recognition and become the Ambassador for World Miss University Peace Corps to represent the organization in activities that create unity and understanding among global communities, also as peace delegates in spreading peace and harmony message globally.

The 29th World Miss University International Final tentatively will take place in Malaysia on 28th November 2018 at Putrajaya International Convention Centre.

For more information about 29th World Miss University please visit 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Online Searches Shopee the most famous in Malaysia

Online searches on Shopee increased by 32% in line with upcoming Chinese New Year

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 FEB 2018 - In line with the upcoming Chinese New Year and also the growing popularity of e-commerce in Malaysia; Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, has observed a 32% increase in the volume of Malaysians searching for items on Shopee throughout this festive period. Since the launch of the Wang with Shopee campaign on 15 January which offers discounts of up to 90% and contest prizes worth more than RM1 million, many more Malaysians are turning to Shopee to shop for their Chinese New Year necessities.

“Shopping activity usually peaks during periods leading up to festive occasions, and Chinese New Year is no exception. This year, we noticed a huge spike in the number of online searches on Shopee leading up to Chinese New Year, which indicates an increasing trend of consumers opting to shop online for their festive purchases. This is a good sign, and is in line with the government’s initiatives to drive forward e-commerce in Malaysia. Shopee provides users a fast, convenient and secure platform to shop on, and with our Free Shipping across Malaysia and Zero (0) Commissions incentives, Malaysians can enjoy great convenience and cost-savings when shopping with us,” said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee.

The most popular Chinese New Year searches in 2018 fall under the following categories: Women’s Clothing; Mobile & Gadgets; Toys, Kids & Babies; Women’s Shoes and Women’s Bags.

Top Searches by Keywords
Women’s Clothing
Blouse, Jeans, Maxi Dress, Mini Dress, Cheongsam
Mobile & Gadgets
iPhone, Samsung, Smart Watch, Xiaomi
Toys, Kids & Babies
Girls Clothing, Boys Clothing, Baby Clothing, Tommee Tippee
Women’s Shoes
Shoes, Sport Shoes, Wedges, Sandals
Women’s Bags
Sling Bag, Bag, Purse, Backpack
The most popular purchases made by Malaysians this festive season:

The Most Popular Items Sold
Women’s Shoes
Open-toe Heels
Toys, Kids & Babies
Baby Clothing Set
Home & Living
Tupperware Gift Set
Health & Beauty
Eye Makeup CNY Bundles
Groceries & Pets
Special Edition KitKat

Enjoy attractive discounts and promotions across a wide variety of products with the Wang with Shopee campaign, which is ongoing until 25 February. With over 6 million products sold by more than 200,000 sellers on Shopee Malaysia, shoppers will definitely be able to fulfill their festive shopping needs. Additionally, users can play the Fortune Ang Pao Game to stand a chance to win Golden Tickets and a grand prize of RM8,888 in cash.

Following after, Shopee will be launching the Pay Day Campaign from 26 to 28 February, which will feature even more great deals across leading brands including the Shopee’s Laptop Fair with popular brands such as Acer, ASUS, Dell and Lenovo.

Download Shopee app for FREE via App Store or Google Play.