For Malaysian SMEs, New Co-Working Spaces Offer Tech And Cultural Synergy

The Co. recently opened its doors amid a growing network of co-work spaces in KLMalaysian businesses are learning a thing or two from the collaborative power of co-working spaces, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which have the most to gain from such workplace communities. “As a small startup, options are limited in terms of …

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Musing over Sarawak’s tourism appeal, Malaysian Borneo

Bidayuh, Iban, Melanaus, Orang Ulu, Chinese and Malay -- the ethnic composition of Kuching, the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak, can feel as diverse as the exotic flora and fauna showcased on postcards sold in Bornean shops. Similar to many other cities in Malaysia, visitors are hard-pressed to discern the actual ethnicity of …

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Is there no salve Sarawak can apply to Sabah’s scars?

The above mentioned title is taken from my second piece for the Borneo Post, an ongoing column that I will be writing, which will cover economic and regional relations involving the State of Sarawak, Malaysia's largest state, located on the island of Borneo. As I type away, the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building (pictured left) …

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Malaysia & Thailand: The Odd Couple

Over the past few years I have spent extended periods of time on both sides of the Thai-Malay border living in the two neighboring countries that bisect the Malaysian Peninsula. Sitting up my last night in the garment factory/townhouse I have been lodging at on and off in Bangkok for the last month before heading back …

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Education Malaysia: Formal Mondays

IN one of those "through the looking glass" moments I get being an expat in Asia, I was handed a student guide last week which outlined the enforcement of a "Formal Day" every Monday at the university in Kuala Lumpur I am (thankfully) leaving soon. The  rules of Formal Monday instantly struck me as being …

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