Malaysian Startups – Part 1

Recently for work I have been eyeing out the local startup scene, firstly by attending several sessions at MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity) as a personal capacity as well as work. Of course the ones I have to keep an eye out are normally within the Fintech space but as I listen to pitches as well as talk to several startups, I am truly amazed by what I have seen in the ecosystem.

Be Malas (Be Lazy)

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These guys function as a personal concierge service for the mass market, from getting food from the market to helping you to run errands like dropping off forms at government offices or even picking up your laundry for you. In this day and age, you tend to get a little busy trying to work hard and earn a living but might not have enough time to run your errands? These guys fill the perfect space. On top of that, they are expanding within a whole new market which is the affluent with their new service, Bespoke. Check them out!

Bloom This

The flower business is something very much a huge market, I know several people within the business especially back from my wedding photography days. Still BloomThis has managed to find a way to make it affordable for folks who love fresh flowers whether it may be at home, at their workplace or even at their restaurants, BloomThis delivers it and in a lovely packaging as well. It definitely allow uncreative guys like me to get a nice set of flowers to surprise someone.

MilkADeal Cashback

If you are already buying stuff online, why not get some cash back?

If you remembered back in the days of coupons where companies like MilkADeal and Groupon as well as many more were fighting in that space, it seems that MilkADeal has decided to pivot and now focuses on cash back deals. I have met the founder and spoken to Wilson and he definitely has something great going on. If you are already buying stuff online now, especially at places like Agoda or, why not head over to his site first?


Home Cooking Made Easy

I like to cook but I hate searching out for ingredients and most of the time whenever I want to cook something, I can’t buy small portions and end up buying a lot of stuff which I will probably only use once or twice. With Fooddit, that solves my problem. They offer menus which change every week and they send you pre-portioned items which you can cook! Thats best compromise for me.


I may not know about brands or handbags but after browsing through their catalog, they definitely have some very interesting selections. The idea is that the bags are designed by local designers and manufactured overseas by the same folks who produce top branded handbags. So quality is definitely there at a fraction of the price.

These are some of the ones which caught my eye and there are definitely a lot more especially technical related ones. Watch out for this space for more posts about them.

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