Malaysian items a hit at 11.11 sale


Compiled by ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHAN 

MALAYSIAN-made coffee, health products, seafood and snacks top the list during the Double Eleven global shopping festival on Tmall Global, a cross-border business-­to-consumer retail platform of Alibaba Group’s Tmall.com.

Tmall Global deputy general manager Yi Qian made the revelation during a media interview that online shoppers in China favoured those products from Malaysia during the Nov 11 global shopping festival, reported China Press.

Double Eleven or Singles Day is the biggest sales event in the world of online shopping, which takes place annually on Nov 11.

This year, four Malaysian brands – ZEN bird nest, Aik Cheong coffee, Munchy’s and Julie’s have obtained the Alibaba official certification to sell on Tmall Global. The brands also participated in the global shopping festival this year.

Yi said Tmall Global would continue to find more quality Malaysian health foods to promote to the Chinese market.

Great feat: Leung is the first Asian filmmaker to receive the Chaplin Award.
Great feat: Leung is the first Asian filmmaker to receive the Chaplin Award.

> Oriental Daily reported that award-winning Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai has another feather in his cap when he became the first Asian filmmaker to receive the Chaplin Award.

Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter Kiera presented the award to him in Shanghai on Sunday.

Leung, who described Chaplin as a great performer and artiste, said he felt honoured by the recognition.

The Chaplin Award was established in 1972 and is named after the late famous comedy master.

The award is presented annually to those who have made outstanding contributions in the film industry.

The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.