Malaysia’s Kenanga Investors launches fund for investing in unicorns

Malaysia’s Kenanga Investors launches fund for investing in unicorns

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The Malaysia-based investor firm said the fund seeks to provide investments to unicorn startups Kenanga Investors Berhad (“Kenanga Investors”), a subsidiary of Kenanga Investment Bank, announced that it has launched Kenanga Global Unicorn 1 (KGU1), which aims for medium-term returns by investing in unicorn companies. The fund feeds into the Ericsenz-K2 Global Unicorn Fund, which involves two VC firms (Ericsenz and K2 Global) heading the investment strategy. It will be managed by Ericsenz Capital, a Singapore-based venture capital and private equity firm. The VC typically invests in high growth middle-market companies primarily within the technology, healthcare, consumer, and energy sector. For K2 Global, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm will help with accessing late-stage private technology companies located in tech hubs. Unicorns are privately held startup companies, with near term…
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Roselle’s Kitchen in LAPIS Hi Tea

Roselle’s Kitchen in LAPIS Hi Tea

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Roselle’s Kitchen was invited to demonstrate on edible colors for the Lapis Hi-Tea event at Old Court House Kuching. It was a wonderful experience for those who love Hi-Tea. Roselle's Kitchen team doing a demonstration on how to create natural red, blue and yellow color. Red color from Roselle Butterfly Pea Roselle Tea There are much health benefits to drinking roselle tea. Welcome to follow their Facebook Page: Roselle’s Kitchen and Instagram page: rosellekitchen Thanks for reading. :-) Reported by, Charmaine Yeap
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IDECS 2019, meeting with Dr. Michio Kaku

IDECS 2019, meeting with Dr. Michio Kaku

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The State Government is proud to host the 3rd International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak, IDECS. This conference will take place from 8th July 2019 to 9th July 2019, at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak. Gago and Timogah were having booths together at BCCK. A nice sharing from Dr. Michio Kaku on the stage. That time, I was given the opportunity to question. I asked him: “Will happiness can be replaced by Artificial Intelligence?”. Dr. Michio Kaku replied:” Yes or No, last time our ancestors have to go through muddy road and radios. Rich people will be traveling with horses. Nowadays, we mostly have everything and yet we complain about everything”. Somehow, we still need to teach our younger generations, teaching them about moral values. Artificial Intelligence cannot replace creativity…
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S’wak digital economy strategy in early stages of implementation, says CM

S’wak digital economy strategy in early stages of implementation, says CM

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KUCHING: Sarawak's digital economy strategy is now in the early stages of implementation, with various projects and initiatives being rolled out by the state government. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said one early initiative was an online identification and authentication system called Sarawak ID, which enables the public to access and use the state government's online services. "The Sarawak ID is the first step towards a service-based, people-centric government. Twenty government services are now online and registered Sarawak ID users benefit from the flexibility and ease of access to these services. "In the near future, more innovative, personalised and seamless services will be introduced," he said when opening the International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak 2019 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching on Monday (July 8). As of July…
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Sarawak Shell Livewire

Sarawak Shell Livewire

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Great energy today at SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Kuching for the first Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE Bright Ideas workshop this year. Our journey in search for the brightest business ideas in Sarawak continues next week at SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Bintulu on July 13 and at SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Miri on July 20. To join, sign up at https://livewire.shell.com.my/register.html Photo from SMA - TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Photo from SMA - TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Photo from SMA - TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub
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SCV upgrading, renovation completed, all set for RWMF

SCV upgrading, renovation completed, all set for RWMF

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Abdul Hadi (right) shares some points with Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and others during the minister’s recent walkabout at SCV. KUCHING: The upgrading and renovation works at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) in Damai have been completed ahead of schedule in time for this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) on July 12 to 14. Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) group general manager Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir said the works were started last month, and most of them have been completed ahead of schedule. “We have also included improvement works to cover the Internet connectivity and wider coverage for the nearby Damai Central, which will provide convenience for those who will be patronising the three-day festival,” he said. Abdul Hadi urged the…
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Embrace creativity in striving for excellence, schools told

Embrace creativity in striving for excellence, schools told

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Azhar (second left) shows to the camera a creative drawing made by a student of SMK Marudi, presented to him as a memento. With him are (from left) Maria, Mathew and Blalang. MARUDI: The school management nowadays needs to be creative in utilising the ever-ready resources, including assistance from the relevant authorities, in attaining excellence in education. According to Sarawak Education Department director Dr Azhar Ahmad, this is part of the education initiatives for the 21st century and beyond. “They (initiatives) cover not only technology, but also collaborations, creativity, communications and critical-thinking. “It is also very important that schools continuously upgrade not only their facilities, but also their students,” he said when launching the School’s Transformation 2025 (TS25) Carnival 2019 at SMK Marudi recently. Azhar also said as he observed…
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Minister looks forward to VR changing way tourism industry operates

Minister looks forward to VR changing way tourism industry operates

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KUCHING: Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah hopes that digital technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) will revolutionise the way the tourism industry operates in future. Speaking during the Beyond Paradigm Summit 2019 held at a hotel here last week, he said through VR technology tourists will be able to experience the destination of their choice even before making the trip. “This technology is especially helpful for elderly group of travellers who wish to travel to adventurous destination such as caves, underwater, mountainous areas and rainforest but are limited by their physical ability, health and age. Hence the VR technology would be able to give them the immersive personalised experiences as if they were there,” he added. During the event, Abdul Karim was…
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