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A discount barcode in a new reusable shopping bag is designed to encourage customers to reduce the number of plastic bags thrown away.
Malaysian sportswear firm Ash Be Nimble has designed a stylish handbag fob that explodes dye when robbed, helping catch the theft literally red handed.
A totally new approach to building skyscrapers has been dreamt up that uses 3D printed reusable apartments.
New innovation lets travelers exchange their unwanted foreign currency with ‘collectors’ through a web app.
Researchers at University of Malaya have developed street lights powered by wind and solar, which attract and trap mosquitoes using a ‘human’ scent.
Smart stickers will be fitted onto every vehicle, enabling authorities to monitor real-time traffic and track criminals.
BlackBerry Malaysia recently partnered with Kuala Lumpur jazz club No Black Tie to enable patrons to order their drinks directly from the bartender using BlackBerry Messenger (BBM).
Shoe Dating from Malaysian retailer Shoes Shoes Shoes connects women purchasing footwear with men offering to pay a portion of the price in return for a date.
Malaysia Airlines recently launched its Facebook-based MHbuddy service to make booking and arranging a flight fully social.
The Malaysian Forestry Department are trialling RFID technology to detect illegal logging activities.
Select flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport are piloting on-board biometric immigration checks.
Add / Remove The fact that there’s growing demand for clothes rental services such as Closet Infinite speaks volumes about the “fast fashion” mindset that’s become so common today. Aiming squarely at the opposite end of the sustainability spectrum, the Malaysian ULTRA fashion label has launched an eco-minded 10-piece women’s wardrobe set that’s designed to […]
Add / Remove Pop-up, recyclable and foldable hotel rooms are all familiar concepts to regular Springwise readers, so we couldn’t resist sharing yet another application we recently learned about, this time in Malaysia. Located in Kuala Lumpur, 41 Berangan is an 11-room budget hotel that has made the most of its limited urban space. Nine […]
Add / Remove The deadline for the Best Job in the World may have passed weeks ago, but those looking for a contest-based change of career needn’t fear: a new one was just announced that promises the chance to become an airplane pilot. Malaysian airline AirAsia recently launched the “So You Wanna Be a Pilot?” […]
Add / Remove Consumers can buy blended fruit concoctions at just about any shopping mall or airport. But a Malaysian chain called Dessert’s Bar adds a twist by serving them up in a sophisticated cocktail lounge atmosphere. The menu at Dessert’s Bar is an unabashed homage to fruit, including items such as smoothies, sorbets, fruit […]
Add / Remove Back in April, we covered an example of consumers using their collective power to get what they want (aka crowd clout). Tumpang, pronounced ‘toom’ as in ‘boom’ and ‘pung’ as in ‘rung’, enables group purchases by letting consumers pool their influence to demand bulk discounts, saving a total of USD 26,855 to […]
Add / Remove Last month, we wrote about the Chinese phenomenon known as tuangou, or team buying. In a nutshell, people interested in buying a certain product get together online, and then storm into a physical store at a coordinated time to negotiate a bulk discount. Tuangou is a prime example of crowd clout: consumers […]
In the few short months since our coverage of LG’s handset with an imbedded Qiblah indicator, several companies have joined LG in offering technology specifically targeted to the world’s Muslim population. Segmented mobile content is going to be hot.