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Choong Mek Zhin

starsmebiz@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Choong Mek Zhin

2 Jan 2017 | 7:00 AM

Bar-ring economic downturns

DURING a time when most businesses are reporting reduced revenue, reduced consumer spending and all kinds of negative impact from a softening market, one industry seems to remain untouched and even thrive.

Comfort away from home: Comfy with a stunning view, Coppersmith is done up to achieve that dream home bar feel.
14 Oct 2016 | 7:00 AM

EUMCCI: Big plans under way to develop renewable energy in region

OPPORTUNITIES for green technology businesses, particularly in the energy sector, can only increase from this point on as Malaysia, along with most of the region, continues to develop rapidly to achieve developed nation status.

Left: The EU Pavilion had six booths, with some representing a few businesses from their respective countries.Right: Benetello said that the needs of the region will only increase the opportunities for business.
17 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

Local mobile virtual network operator eyes Asean market

BUZZME, a Malaysian-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), is celebrating its third anniversary with an eye to expand its presence into the South-East Asian markets beginning with Thailand.

(From left) Kok, Loke, Enabling Asia chairman Datuk Seri Dr Eric Yap and Kewell Yap celebrating Buzzmes third anniversary where they revealed their expansion plans into the South-East Asian markets.
16 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

Developer launches third low-medium cost project

SETIA EcoHill will be launching the last of its low-medium cost apartment project, D’Camellia, at the end of this month with confidence in its take-up.

A look at the D'Camellia project site which is located between the D’Cassia and D’Cerrum projects.
6 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

Three beauties to represent

MALAYSIA welcomed a new beauty queen in 20-year-old Ng Shin Ying who took the Miss Malaysia Tourism 2016/17 crown as the clocked chimed in the country’s National Day.

(From left) Tiong, Ng and Thin pose for photos after winning their respective titles.
15 Aug 2016 | 7:00 AM

Mouth-watering marketing in action

SINCE Malaysians are well-known for their diverse and vibrant food culture as well as a general love for food, what better way to their hearts than through their stomachs?

Tan (left) and Lu with the second Signature Series treats at the popular SS15 RT Pastry House branch.
12 Aug 2016 | 7:00 AM

Thai expo seeks to connect businesses and people

THAILAND Week is back again from Aug 18 to 21, with new offerings that will showcase the country’s rich cultural crafting heritage.

8 Aug 2016 | 7:00 AM

Promoting the Land of Smiles

THAILAND Week is back again from Aug 18 to 21, with new offerings that will showcase the country’s rich cultural crafting heritage.

The traditional dance performers pose for a group photo after the opening ceremony of the trade fair.
7 Jun 2016 | 7:00 AM

SOBA 2016 to celebrate more SMEs

THE Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) 2016 is now open for submissions.

28 Apr 2016 | 7:00 AM

The staff of life

When you’re in a business that relies on brain power, you need to prioritise your workers. Creative agency Forefront Studio says when you take care of your people, they will take care of business.

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