Official: Red Hat Malaysia Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

David Yap, Country Manager, Malaysia, Red Hat & Damien Wong, Senior Director & General Manager, ASEAN, Red Hat
David Yap, Country Manager, Malaysia, Red Hat & Damien Wong, Senior Director & General Manager, ASEAN, Red Hat
David Yap, Country Manager, Malaysia, Red Hat & Damien Wong, Senior Director & General Manager, ASEAN, Red Hat

Red Hat, Inc, the world’s leading open source solutions provider, announced the official opening of Red Hat Malaysia Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 29, 2015.

Red Hat Malaysia starts operations in 2006 aims to help cultivate a healthy open source environment in Malaysia. The Red Hat Malaysia office will better serve customers and strengthen partner ecosystem in Malaysia.

“…having a local presense gives us the opportunity work closer, and forge stronger relationships in Malaysia,” said Damien Wong, Senior Director & General MAnger, ASEAN, Red Hat.

3 purposes of Red Hat Malaysia:

  • increase customer adoption
  • further expand and enable partner ecosystem
  • increase market awareness

Red Hat Malaysia is the 11th Red Hat office in Asia Pacific. Following Singapore and Indonesia, Malaysia is the 3rd country with Red Hat office in South East Asia.

About Red Hat

Red Hat is the first $1 billion USD open source company in the world and S&P 500 company. The HQ is in Raleigh, Nc with over 80 offices around the globe.

Red Hat provides enterprise-strength, mission critical, software and services in Operating Systems, Storage, Middleware, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing.

Red Hat’s community open source projects includes Fedora (operating system), oVirt (virtualization), JBoss Community (middleware), Openshift Origin (cloud computing), Gluster community (storage). Community projects are not supported by Red Hat.

Some enterprise edition of the projects with Red Hat support are Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise virtualization, Red Hat Jboss Middleware, Red Hat Storage, OpenShift by Red Hat.

Here’s the testimonial from a Red Hat Malaysia key customer — YTL Communications:

“YTL has a proven and higly successful long-term collaboration with Red Hat, with the suite of enterprise solutions providing an efficient and cost effective platform for running applications in the cloud. Red Hat’s local subsidiary here in Malaysia shows its continued commitment to the development of open source in the region, and gives customers like us more confidence in the promise of open source,” commented Wing K. Lee, Chief Executive Officer, YTL Commnications.

RedHat Malaysia company address:

Level, 28. The Gardens South Tower,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur,
Phone: +603 2298 7146
Fax: +603 2298 7333

11street Malaysia: Korean Online Shopping in Malaysia

11street Malaysia press conference

11street online marketplace was launched in April 2015 as the latest e-mall in Malaysia.

11street Malaysia press conference
11street Malaysia press conference

Established in South Korea in 2008, 11street has grown and become on of the top global e-commerce marketplaces with 400,000 sellers worldwide. 11street is known as n11 in Turkey and elevenia in Indonesia.

11street Malaysia is operated by Celcom Planet Sdn. Bhd which was established in November 2014 – a joint venture between Celcom Axiata Bhd. and SK Planet Ltd. Celcom is Malaysia’s one of the top mobile telecommunications groups, while SK Planet is the owner of Korea’s best e-commerce site,

11street Malaysia offer a variety choices of products in 8 categories, namely Fashion, Electronics, Groceries, Health & Beauty, Kids & Baby, Leisure & Sports, Home & Living, Books & Services including e-vouchers.

“We are committed to bring on board the latest and the most popular products from the overseas markets, especially Korea and other Western countries, to enrich the local consumers’ shopping experience at competitive prices.”, said Hoseok Kim, CEO, 11street

11street is the first online marketplace in Malaysia offering lowest price guarantee. If you purchased a “SHOCKING DEALS” product but found it selling cheaper from other online marketplaces, then you will get 110% back on the difference in credit. “Other online marketplaces” includes only Lazada, Zalora, Rakuten, Groupon and Ensogo.

The online marketplace also includes additional “product verification layers” to ensure all products authentication. However, the website does not show more information.

Lee Min Ho and Emily Chan as 11street brand ambassadors

11street Malaysia official ambassadors: Lee Min Ho, a well-known
11street Malaysia official ambassadors: Lee Min Ho, a well-known

11street grand launch event was held at NU Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. The shopping mall was packed with fans and audience eagerly want to meet the 11street brand ambassadors – Lee Min Ho, a well-known South Korean actor and Emily Chan, a local film actress. 11street contest winners received Lee Min Ho autograph, 11street coupons and a chance to take photo with the famous star.


TEDxKL 2013: Event Details and Speakers Info

TEDxKL 2013
TEDxKL 2013
TEDxKL 2013

TEDxKL 2013 is a local, self-organized event that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The theme of this year is “Life Hacking” – clever way to solve our everyday problems.

TEDxKL 2013 event info

Date: 3 August 2013
Venue: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Time: Registration @ 10:30am; Start @ 1:00pm – 7:30pm
Fee: RM 150 per pax (buy ticket here). RM 180 for limited walk-in ticket.  (coffee & tea Breaks whole day, dinner served)

TEDxKL sling bag
TEDxKL sling bag

For every ticket purchased, you will receive a TEDxKL 2013 Sling Bag when you collect your tag at the event.

TEDxKL 2013 speakers

TEDxKL 2013 speakers
TEDxKL 2013 speakers

TEDxKL 2013 invited 11 speakers with different expertise from different countries:

  • Peter Sage – the founder of Space Energy, a multi-million dollar project focuses on the generation and transmission of clean energy and commercialisation of Space-Based Solar Power.
  • Antony Evans – launched a Kickstarter campaign to create Glowing Plants, putting forward the idea of replacing street lamps with glowing foliage.
  • Red Hong Yi – Malaysian-born architech who was inspired to create art using everyday materials she found in China as her medium. Her work has been featured by Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, ABC, CNN and NBC.
  • Gopi Sekhar – a veteran with over 27 yeras’ experience in Trading, Rubber and Palm Oil processing. He spent the last decade with specific involvment in rubber technology ,development of processing technologies and application solutions.
  • Ee Soon Wei – the family patriarch of the Royal Press, a printing company founded in 1938. He is on a mission to revive and enliven the beautiful dusty printing haven.
  • Jonathan Buford – founder of Makible which enables digital manufacturing by developing 3D printing and related technology for people to create, design and build products.
  • Zung – an award winning international photographer with shoots of the family of the Prime Minister, royalties, Donald Trump, Dalai Lama, Andrea Bocelli. Personal and official photographer for Anthony Robbins since year 2009.
  • Rizal van Geyzel – stand-up comedian, gas been billed “The Future of Malaysian Stand-up Comedy in Malaysia” by Harith Iskander.
  • Kosal Khiev – poet, tattoo artist, survivor of the US prison system. Represented Cambodia as a Cultural Olympiad for the London games last summer. Awarded for Best Poem Performance on Film at the Berlin ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2012.
  • Cheryl Tan & Az Samad – vocalist Cheryl Tan and guitarist Az Samad wanted to showcase music that was exclusively buatan Malaysia. Their repertoire spans from vintage pop to recent hits, from P. Ramlee classics to musical theatre and even art music.

Check out the TEDxKL 2012 highlights video:

For more information, please visit TEDxKL website.

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Microsoft’s Surface RT to Launch in Malaysia

Surface RT photo
Surface RT photo
Surface RT photo

Microsoft Malaysia has confirmed that Surface RT will be released in Malaysia on 25 April 2013. Free giveaways will be given to the first 300 customers at the launch event.

After months of waiting, Microsoft Surface RT will finally be available in Malaysia from 25 April 2013. It was released in USA on October 26, 2012. Still, Microsoft did not release Surface RT at the Windows 8 launch in Asiac Pacific in December 2012.

“We’re incredibly thrilled that Malaysians will soon be able to experience a new category of devices firsthand, beginning with Surface RT,” said Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia.

[box type=”info”]Update: Surface RT price and availability in Malaysia[/box]

Surface RT launch event

Surface RT will be launched in Malaysia on the evening of 25 April 2013 (Thursday) at Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. The first 300 customers at the launch event will receive free giveaways worth at least RM300.

In conjunction with the launch party, Microsoft has some great activities lined up including special appearances by Mizz Nina, DJ Ben of Fly FM and the ELECOLDXHOT dance crew.

Surface RT will also be available through selected stores nationwide from Challenger Malaysia, Harvey Norman, and Thunder Match Technology.

What is Surface RT?

Surface RT is Microsoft branded 10.6-inch tablet running Windows RT operating system (can install Windows Store apps only). It is powered by 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.

Surface RT available in 32GB or 64GB storage capacity, however, up to 16GB used by system software. You can add storage space using the microSDXC card slot. It also includes a full-size USB port.

Office Home & Student 2013 RT (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps) is free and pre-installed for Surface RT.

Dual cameras, both are 1.2 MegaPixel. Battery life is up to 8 hours. Surface RT weight 680g.

SEE ALSO: Everything We Know About the Microsoft’s Surface Tablet for Windows


How much?

Microsoft Malaysia hasn’t revealed the official Surface RT price in Ringgit Malaysia yet. However, Surface RT 32GB is USD499 (RM1500)  and USD599 (RM1800) for 64GB version in USA. The optional touch cover cost USD100.

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The Crowd at the Maxis iPhone 5 Launch Day

Maxis iPhone 5 launch event was held at CapSquare Mall, Kuala Lumpur in the 13rd December night. LiewCF was one of the invited media to witness the Maxis iPhone 5 launch in the midnight (14th December).

This year venue is smaller than last year’s KLCC (iPhone 4S launch). Rooms and halls are temporarily made for the event. Anyhow, Maxis still received mass response from the media and customers.

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