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Malaysian-run businesses make their presence felt in Beijing

by:Tuowei     2019-09-10
China has attracted many companies to see it as a treasure chest of opportunity.
The world\'s second-largest economy and most populous country provide an irresistible market for businesses.
Among the many who are optimistic about Malaysia\'s potential, there are three young Malaysian entrepreneurs who chase their dreams through three different businesses in Beijing.
The desire for the Chinese market brought the 32-year-old Cheah Zibin from Norway to the Chinese capital in 2010.
The software company Opera\'s house transfer program.
He served as chief standard officer for opera China and helped the team grow from 30 to 300.
He resigned in last February to start his own gaming company. Focused Company
\"I have tried this idea for more than a year before I make a decision.
I convince myself that I can start again if the business fails. \"Cheah said.
The wozla game production company was born in a rented apartment.
Its product is a cross-platform game editor, which makes the porting of the game very easy.
\"When the game is developed, the cost of the conversion (“port”)
It can run on different platforms-Android phones, Windows phones, PCs or PlayStation --
Because each team needs to develop programming languages for different platforms.
\"But with our product, the game only needs to be developed once.
Our products can take care of others . \"
Graduated from Multimedia University.
Wozla also developed games.
The company\'s latest 3 Cakes, ranked first in the 20 puzzle games of the Norwegian iPhone. The free-to-
Play the game, in-
Promote app purchases through social media and wordof-mouth.
\"One of the benefits of developing games is that they have a very short life cycle.
\"While it may take seven or eight years for social media sites to make a profit, developers will find the game\'s success or failure within a year of the game\'s release.
\"Of course, the market is very competitive because of the large number of game developers.
In 1,000 games, 80% games fade out.
\"It\'s very challenging,\" he said . \"
The winner of the EU Eramus Mundus scholarship said in choosing China to start his company that China\'s IT industry is both broad and fast --paced.
\"While the best ideas come from the US, the Chinese have the advantage of working hard.
\"Huge Sales on Alibaba Taobao
In the annual sales in November 11, the business platform showed the huge potential of China\'s IT industry . \"
In last October, Cheah set up another office in Nanjing.
Now wozla\'s team consists of 20 people, including artists, programmers and designers from Malaysia, China, France and Mexico. Business-to-
The business partnership currently accounts for 30% of the wozla business, while the remaining 70% comes from the distribution rights of its games.
Cheah\'s goal now is to build a stronger team.
Talent is the most valuable asset, he said.
Looking forward to the future, Cheah hopes to set up an office in Malaysia to recruit local talents.
Tan Chuanjin is the owner of Raya Malaysia restaurant in Beijing.
\"Raya evokes a feeling of joy and festival.
\"It also refers to our national flower,\" he said, referring to the name of the restaurant . \". The 31-year-
When he was 16, he left Johor Baru to study in Australia.
After a degree in urban planning and design at the University of Melbourne, he returned to Kuala Lumpur for a year and then moved to the UK.
With work experience-
While at fast food restaurants, cafes and bars, he opened a cafe in Liverpool, where he was an architect.
Later, he went to London and finally to Beijing.
\"I make friends with the locals by launching specific interest groups such as table tennis and badminton, and learn about the local culture through them,\" Tan said . \".
After a year of preparation, including looking for the perfect location and negotiating with management, Raya opened the door for 1 million yuan in a business district in Chaoyang district last winter (RM519,000).
He revealed that his business is funded by real estate investment.
He still keeps his whole.
Now is the architect\'s time to work and dedicated to all of his after-sales service
Manage the working hours of the restaurant and supervise every task from procurement to staff training.
Raya\'s menu features Malaysian chefs, including favorites from many Malaysians, such as salted egg yolk sotong, Ms. sambal\'s fingers, chili sauce crab and sambal sauce fried fish.
The walls of the restaurant are decorated with Walang coollet puppets to give a glimpse of Malaysian culture.
\"My current focus is on maintaining the quality of the food.
I will consider the expansion later.
\"We have started to break even in May,\" he said . \".
Tan pointed out that the difference between setting up restaurants in the UK and China is that in the UK, everyone can handle all kinds of applications on their own, but in China, usually an agent is employed for business registration, application for a licence and other matters.
His advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is not to give up even under great pressure.
\"We have to learn how to cheer up,\" he said . \"
Raya\'s clients include locals and expats.
Tan said some Malaysians and Singaporeans also like Raya at parties and social events.
\"I was driven by these happy moments of Raya,\" Tan said . \".
The company calls itself the first and only 3D printing cafe in Beijing.
Clarence Jia, 34, is keen to create a space for designers of different disciplines to exchange ideas and inspire innovation and creativity through their interactions.
\"We are also designers as architects.
We can\'t keep our ideas in our brains, and we can\'t let design exist only in computers.
\"We need to turn them into physical forms,\" he said . \".
Chia from Johor Baru received a degree in architecture from the National University of Singapore and then a master\'s degree in engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
He also participated in the exchange program at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich with a scholarship.
In 2009, the Singapore company he worked for sent him to the Beijing office as a senior architect.
He registered and registered Inc. in last March and opened a cafe in September.
And similar & logo, Chia revealed it was a clever arrangement of letters a and D.
\"A represents architecture and D represents designers.
\"Architecture is to design a logical system.
\"It\'s not just building a building, it\'s creating a working system for a building,\" he explains . \".
The company is equipped with 3D printers and designers can implement their ideas in a few hours.
\"With our printer, there is no need for them to contact the factory to produce the design.
In fact, the factory will find it expensive and time consuming to accept orders from individual designers.
\"Here, the grammar of printed materials charges them, which is a plastic called ABS,\" Chia said . \".
Designers can also work from a cafe by renting their own desktop space from AND Inc.
Inc. , which opens every day, also organizes regular lectures for designers to share their experiences.
While Chia was working, his wife managed the cafe.
Designers are happy to know that AND Inc. is equipped with 3D printers because the machines are rare in China, Chia said.
\"Materials and tools are easy to find in Tokyo.
There are also shops offering 3D printing and laser cutting.
\"The city is friendly to designers, but it\'s a different story in Beijing.
As designers, we like to see the products of our work . \"
Not only attracted designers, but also coffee lovers who like bright spaces.
Since food safety is a major problem in China, Chia ensures that the ingredients used in his cafe are imported and carefully selected.
In addition to coffee, pancakes and homemade baguette are served.
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