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Got himself a good catch

MOST, if not all, students of culinary schools go in with a dream of running their own restaurant someday. Aaron Lim, managing director of Fishbowl Ventures Sdn Bhd, was no different.

Wholesalers tap technology to extend reach

ALL it took was 10 minutes for business development manager Abbie Chen to put in an order online for threadfin and salmon, and a day for it to reach her doorstep.

Reducing manpower: An employee at Song Fish inserting a fish into a filleting machine. The company bought new machines last September, which helped shave off costs while raising output. — ST

More giants pour money into Indonesia’s Go-Jek

PUBLICLY-listed diversified conglomerate Astra International announced last week that it is investing US$150mil in Go-Jek, adding to the list of big companies investing millions of dollars in the tech startup.

Silicon Valley develops a foot fetish

WHEN Danny Rimer learned that an online sneaker marketplace called GOAT was looking for investors to help expand its business selling must-have Nike Air Jordans and Adidas Yeezy, he suggested that his firm, Index Ventures, lead a US$60mil round.

Still robust: While apparel sales are struggling, the sneaker market is thriving thanks to enduring demand. — Bloomberg

Roadshow helps tertiary students kick-start retirement planning

THE freshly launched TN50 PRS Youth is off to a good start, with the Private Pension Administrator Malaysia (PPA) participating in a roadshow at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) as part of its financial literacy programme to engage youths on the importance of retirement planning.

Husaini says it is never too early to start saving.

New hotel in heart of Port Dickson

D’WHARF Hotel & Serviced Residence, may be a new kid on the block, but its location in the heart of Port Dickson makes it an ideal place for visitors looking for accommodation.

(From left) Malaysian Vision Valley Secretariat head Ab. Rahim Ab. Rahman, Wan Abd Razak, TSR director Datuk Mahamed Hussain, Hairudin, TSR deputy chairman Tan Sri Lim Kang Yew, Port Dickson Municipal Council president Zamri Mat Kasim, TSR executive director Tengku Datuk Mustapha Tengku Mohamed and TSR Group accountant Ng Kim Keong at the opening ceremony.

Car booking app expands out of Penang

Plans are also afoot to extend services to other countries

Fleet expansion: (from left) director of business and marketing Chng Wei Em, Goh and senior manager Vivian Goh at their headquarters in Penang.

Excelling in a sticky business

F&B chain operator looks abroad to drive growth moving forward

Crowded space: Goh acknowledges that the F&B industry is fiercely competitive and its segment is reaching market saturation.

First music-based lifestyle hub in Asia

Kuala Lumpur has been chosen as the first city in the region to be the destination for Asia Music City (AMC), to be located in Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

(From left) Quill City Mall centre manager Alan Cheong, chief operating officer CK Ng, and director Datuk Michael L C Ong, Asia Music City chairman William Sim, managing director Phillip Seah and general manager Jack Chua unveiling Asia Music City.

Going forward in creative ways

AFTER its success in The Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) 2017, Forefront Studio Sdn Bhd continues to chart its growth.

The Forefront team taking a group photo during their royal-themed year-end party last December.

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