City Living Has Never Been This Good at SkyVogue Residences @ Taman Desa

It must feel like paradise to be living in SkyVogue Residences, a magnificent tower in the heart of Taman Desa that brings its residents into a tranquil and timeless dimension despite its proximity to the bustling KL and PJ cities. This latest project by award-winning SkyWorld Development is the most sought-after popular property in Klang Valley where the spatial design is artfully incorporated, combining art and style into a place called HOME. Let’s check it out!

An Urban Luxury Living at SkyVogue Residences, Taman Desa

Travel Easily Between Cities & Have the Best Malls Around You!

Shop and travel intercity with ease when you settle down at this majestic residence that is positioned strategically where major highways and public transportations are easily accessible. City-living is made convenient with the upcoming MRT Kuchai that will further increase connectivity while major highways such as SPRINT, MEX, SMART, Salak, and KL-Seremban expressway will also increase accessibility to cities and places of interest. SkyVogue Residences is also close to popular shopping malls, entertainment hubs, and workplaces such as Mid Valley Shopping Mall, The Gardens Mall, KL Eco City Mall, KL Sentral, and the upcoming  KL’s Financial District Bandar Malaysia and TRX.

Peace & Tranquil Luxury Living

Imagine coming home after a long day at work to a serene and tranquil environment at SkyVogue Residences where you get maximum privacy with its low-density community of only 333 residential units. 

The quietness and calmness is not only the best part about living in SkyVogue Residences as its modern patterns and designs influenced by pictorialism with attention to fine art and architecture make every corner, space, room, and angle a feast to the eyes.

A TOUCH of Morandi Style Drop Off Lobby

SkyVogue Residences is also uniquely designed for maximum convenience and efficiency with its innovative living systems which suit the current pandemic situation by reducing the risk of transmission with contactless access as the Seamless Mobile Access System enables residents to gain access within the residence without the need for an access card. Also, an innovative Automated Waste Collection System collects wastes through a series of underground pneumatics in sealed canisters for better hygienic and quality living. SkyVogue Residences is also a protected haven with its Advanced 5-Tier Security System & Digital Lockset at residents’ unit itself that will give residents assurance and safety. 

Also, SkyVogue Residences’ quality of craftsmanship adheres to the QLASSIC & GBI Compliances making it a safe and sustainable home to live in.

Advanced 5-Tier Security Systems

Enjoy World-Class on Facilities at Home

SkyVogue Residences is known as an upscale paradise for its amazing 36 world-class facilities that you have the privilege to enjoy every day. Residents get to experience one-of-a-kind resort-style relaxation and recreation at the family-friendly facilities that encompass greenery gardens, lounging areas and many more.

Aqua Deck’s rejuvenating water-themed recreational facilities such as the long Infinity Lap Pool, Jacuzzi, and Wading Pool are accessible on the 11th floor where the infinity pool makes up a part of the building’s entrance statement, adding a calming touch to the overall aesthetics. For avid swimmers, the long lap swimming pool offers an invigorating workout while families with young children get to enjoy the playground and wading pool. After a long day out, the Jacuzzi connected to the lap pool offers an inviting space for relaxation. 

Infinity Lap Pool overlooking Greenery View

Take the Sky Lounge, for example, this classy common area at the top of SkyVogue Residences is an alcove to chill and hang out with family and friends while also giving access to an unobstructed city skyline that stretches as far as the eye can see.

Fitness enthusiasts and gym novices, on the other hand, will get to enjoy a productive workout session while taking in the unobstructed city skyline at the Sky Gym. Spending quality time with family and friends during the weekend has never been more exciting when you invite them over for a hearty BBQ session at the Sky Terrace without forgetting to collect some natural seasoning at the Herb Garden. Last but not least, make your way to the floating Sky Pavilion positioned at the highest vantage point of the tower for a glorious KLCC view.

SkyGym & Sky Hammock Lounge. Breathe in the beauty of nature and fill each day with gratitude
Neighbor to connect amidst refreshing at Herb Garden 

When Iconic Style Meets Comfort & Functionality

The combination of comfort and functionality can be identified through the 3 different unit layouts ranging from 1,085-1,400 sq.ft. which comes with 3-4 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms. Each of these large homes was designed to accommodate various family dynamics and lifestyles. The spaciousness of each unit creates an inviting and lofty mood, especially during the day when natural light pours in through the sliding doors of the 6.5-metre full-length balcony. Homeowners can also maximize the vast layouts of each room and section to their liking by creating cosy reading nooks, kids play space, and more for extra functionality.

Functionality Open-Planned Layout @ SkyVogue Residences

Own A Prestigious SkyVogue Residences Home Today

They say time waits for no man but on our terms, a great home waits for no one. SkyVogue Residences has been on the list of first-time homeowners, home upgraders, and home investors that had their eyes set on this unrivalled property ever since its inception into the market. The duplexes and penthouses were sold out upon its launch and this time around, you won’t want to miss out on these units either.

SkyVogue Residences is now having its last call for the HOC 2021 Campaign where you can get FREE MOT and Loan Stamp Duty when purchasing a unit at this luxurious address before 31st of December 2021. For as low as RM580k* coupled together with attractive packages, you are on your way to being the next owner of a unit at the prestigious SkyVogue Residences.

If you need cash flow freedom at the time being, you can also opt for the Maybank HouzKEY Homeownership Plan where you get to enjoy zero down-payment, hassle-free with 100% full financing, and no payment during the construction period! 

This low-density condominium at SkyVogue Residences will be sure to guarantee you a tranquil and luxurious stay for many years to come. Aside from being one of the most well-connected homes to major cities in Taman Desa, SkyVogue Residences is built and designed for generational living without forgoing the comfort and leisure all in one place.

Find out more about SkyVogue Residences by registering your interest HERE or
– Call: (03) 2727-7560
– Visit: SkyWorld Gallery @ Bukit Jalil (Waze

*Terms & Conditions Apply

3 simple steps to kickstart your healthy breakfast

You wake up in the morning feeling exhausted from the day before. You need to beat the traffic and rush to the office on time. You don’t have any time to prepare a well-balanced breakfast. Does all these sound familiar? 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet many of us skip it or choose unhealthy breakfast options. Research has shown that skipping breakfast is associated with a higher risk of becoming overweight and obese. It also dips your energy levels and affects your cognitive process and mood throughout the day. On the other hand, an unhealthy breakfast of high calories and sugars may cause you to feel sluggish and increase your risk of chronic diseases. 

Many of us have been looking for quick, convenient, and healthy meal alternatives that give us a well-balanced nutritious breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up, which will in return boost our mood, provide adequate nutrients to the brain, and equip us with the necessary energy to conquer the day. 

The good news is, these products are already available! Meal replacement shakes are a great place to start. They are easy to make, save time, and give your body the nutrients it needs – ideal for busy working adults!

Herbalife Nutrition’s signature Formula 1 Nutritious Mixed Soy Protein Drink has been naturally embraced as a breakfast meal replacement due to their convenience. Their protein shakes contain 18g of protein and are nutrient dense! Their Tea Mix with Hibiscus on the other hand is effective in reducing fatigue and giving you the energy lift that you need throughout the day, while their Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mix keeps you hydrated while helping with nutrients absorption in your digestive system. 

With these you can achieve a balanced nutrition to enhance your immunity, leading to healthy weight management, increased productivity at work, and lean muscle maintenance. 

Some people would feel that if they give up their favourite Malaysia’s classic breakfasts such as Nasi Lemak, Kaya Butter toast or fried carrot cake for a healthy breakfast, they are sacrificing the taste – but this is not true at all! Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritious Mixed Soy Protein Drink is a complete nutrition meal in a glass. It tastes surprisingly good and is available in 6 flavours, namely French Vanilla, Cookies ‘n Cream, Dutch Chocolate, Cappuccino, Tropical Fruit, and Strawberry. It is also power packed with lower calories and denser nutrients with 16 vitamins and minerals just in one cup! 

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company and is currently the #1 brand in the world in meal replacement and protein supplements combined. Since 1980, they have been on a mission to improve nutritional habits around the world with great-tasting, science-backed nutrition products that help people get the right balance of healthy nutrition. Whether it is their industry-leading meal replacement protein shake that comes in dozens of flavors, or their teas, aloes, energy, fitness and outer nutrition products, Herbalife Nutrition cater to a variety of daily nutritional needs, offering choice to consumers in over 90 countries.

If you’re still hesitant, go and give it a try! Make your morning better with a healthier breakfast, a well-balanced breakfast that is simple to prepare as 1-2-3. Nutrition is a choice. Choose Herbalife Nutrition. 

For more info, check out their website or visit their Instagram page. 

EcoWorld’s Together We Create – Start and grow your business together

Malaysia, strategically positioned in the heart of Southeast Asia where it is well serviced by air and shipping lines – remains as an attractive investment destination for foreign companies namely from US, EU, Australia, and China. With the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and 16 Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in place, Malaysia continues to be the investment destination for manufacturing and global services in Asia. 

In fact, Malaysia’s economy is on a steady upward trajectory, recording a total of RM80.6 billion worth of approved investments in Q12021 in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors. These high-level investments – both foreign and domestic – were expected to generate more than 30,000 job opportunities around the country. 

Being in the right place at the right time is a vital aspect of being successful. Likewise the importance of location in business success should also not be underestimated. A good location should possess these elements: networking, connectivity, innovation, and sustainability. At EcoWorld, these are the very 4 elements that form the foundation of their design concepts. 

EcoWorld’s design concepts did not materialise out of thin air. It was the result of them making an effort to listen, understand, and incorporate the needs and wants of their customers in their designs. Their latest campaign which boasts a unique co-creation concept, Together We Create, is a collective effort to co-create the lifestyle, business and community to match the aspirations of their customers. It’s not just about building homes or spaces. It is about completing lifestyles and nurturing thriving and sustainable communities that will serve for generations. 

TOGETHER WE CREATE – Why is it good for businesses?

Together we create thriving communities

EcoWorld’s townships are ever growing and this presents a great opportunity for young entrepreneurs to explore new ventures and connect with the right business networks while enjoying the convenience of location connectivity & benefitting from innovative design concepts with a focus on sustainability.

TOGETHER WE CREATE – Why is it good for industrialists?

Together we create sustainable businesses

EcoWorld’s Eco Business Park (EBP) teams are well equipped to provide one-stop solutions for your business needs, comprising green industrial products, innovative solutions, and strategic locations that will give you the undeniable edge in your business venture and to maximise your true potential.

Eco Business Park 1 (EBP 1) is a unified industrial hub in Tebrau that was established to maximise efficiency with minimal resource wastage (e.g. LED street lamps for lower energy consumption). These features, including green business solutions and synergistic smart facilities sharing, will in return create a sustainable and integrated center point for industries to thrive and achieve greater goals.

TOGETHER WE CREATE – Why is it good for homeowners?

Together we create joyful living

Apart from growing your business, EcoWorld’s offering of residential properties have been designed through studying property buying trends and consumer insights. Subsequently EcoWorld found gaps in products catering to first-time homebuyers and young families, leading to the conceptualisation of products such as Co-Home and ErgoHomes. Co-Home is a hybrid single floor living concept, where you can choose to purchase either an upper floor unit or a ground floor unit. Meanwhile, each unit of the ErgoHomes is designed to be a corner unit, maximising space and is suitable for newlyweds and young families. 

Alternatively, EcoWorld’s collection of Garden Homes is an innovative home unit where you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor living lifestyles. Garden Homes at Eco Grandeur has a 5-feet* side garden that can be transformed into a mini Zen garden or relaxation spot and Garden Home at Eco Botanic has a 10-feet* lifestyle porch with stunning views of both front and back gardens can be converted into an indoor WFH space, entertainment area, kids play area, or even an outdoor BBQ and dining area!. Not to forget a 20-feet* to 30-feet* Backlane Garden where kids can enjoy the outdoors without the presence of cars and other vehicles in this car-free zone.

Garden Homes are now available at Eco Grandeur @ Klang Valley and Eco Botanic @ Iskandar Malaysia. Contact Eco Grandeur’s Sales Representative or Eco Botanic’s Sales Representative for more details.

Eco Horizon’s Semi-D and Bungalow homes come with a flexible layout that allows the maximisation of spaces for the usage of big families and guests. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor living lifestyle with a private greenery area and a beautiful and spacious backlane garden. Aside from having exclusive clubhouse facilities, all Eco Horizon residential precincts are gated and guarded with security and 360-degree CCTV. Get to know more about these Semi-D and Bungalow homes located in the serene Eco Horizon community by contacting Eco Horizon’s Sales Representative.

This is your opportunity to take advantage of the unique offerings for both EcoWorld residential and commercial properties across Klang Valley, Penang and Iskandar Malaysia. For more information, you can check out:

To choose your preferred EcoWorld location or if you simply want to find out more, check out their website today!

*Terms & Conditions apply

Uncle Kentang, Joey Mattress Donates Mattresses to 26 Families in Need 

● Many poorer families are unable to invest in their sleep during this pandemic because they need the money for daily necessities and bills 

● 26 mattresses and 15 pillows were donated to underprivileged families in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak, Johor, and Pahang 

● Some recipients were senior citizens (75-85 years old) who slept on thin sponge mattresses on their wooden floor 

● Individuals in need can follow Uncle Kentang’s page to request Joey Mattress products when the next donation drive is announced 

KUALA LUMPUR, SELANGOR – Uncle Kentang and Joey Mattress teamed up to donate RM52,220 worth of mattresses and pillows to underprivileged families from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak, Johor, and Pahang. 

Many Malaysian families were affected by this pandemic, and in an effort to save money, many cannot afford to spend on non-essential goods anymore. Such families may be in need of a good mattress but they need the money for more essential expenses such as bills and groceries.

However, getting a great night’s rest is needed for an individual to be productive. By providing these families with a good bed, Uncle Kentang and Joey Mattress hope to give the breadwinners great sleep so that they are in their best state to provide for their families.

“We hope that with better sleep, they can work more diligently the next day to provide for their families,” Mr Kuan said. 

One of the mattress recipients lived in a wooden house with 4 kids, and slept on thin sponge mattresses stacked upon one another. Another recipient was an 85-year-old lady who slept on a thin old mattress on their hard wooden floor. Other recipients of the mattresses sleep in conditions similar to these. 

“Joey Mattress is focused on bringing better sleep to all Malaysians, not just paying customers. All our products have an in-home trial policy. If customers return our products after that trial, we will sanitise and donate the returned goods. It is our honour to assist in providing great sleep to more Malaysians,” explained Joey Tan, the co-founder and CMO of Joey Mattress. 

“We look forward to long-term collaboration with Uncle Kentang to donate our mattresses to people in need,” Joey concluded. Individuals in need can follow Uncle Kentang on Facebook to request Joey Mattress products when their next donation drive is announced. 

About Uncle Kentang 

Uncle Kentang (Mr Kuan Chee Heng) is a Malaysian philanthropist that helps underprivileged people through difficult times. His charity organisation engages in community services such as food distribution, ambulance arrangements, and funeral services. He was recently recognised by the Queen of England for his efforts and has been awarded the Commonwealth Points of Light award for his service to the Malaysian public. Follow Uncle Kentang on Facebook for regular updates on his projects and how individuals can help. 

About Joey Mattress 

Joey Mattress, a fast-growing Malaysian startup, develops high-quality foam mattresses to help Malaysians get premium sleep at wallet-friendly prices. The company was founded by Winson Chong and Joey Tan, two true-blue Malaysians who believe that mattress shopping 

should be enjoyable and mattress prices should be fair. Today, Joey Mattress serves 10,000+ customers across all 13 states with mattresses made locally in Sungai Buloh, Selangor. To learn more about Joey Mattress, go to joeymattress.com, follow us on Instagram @joeymattress, and like us on Facebook. 

These Standing Electric Scooters Can Now Travel At A Max Speed of 90Kmh

Star Wheels Electronic is the one-stop-centre for Malaysian’s electric scooter and electric bike needs since 2015 with numerous outlets and showrooms around the country, 3S centres, and a dedicated Customisation Designer Team and many other supports. In addition to providing user-friendly, portable, and high safety electric scooters and bikes, Star Wheels Electronic won the Rising Star Award at the Asia Automotive Award 2019 in Malaysia.

E-Mobility Rides Are The Future

E-scooters and e-bikes are easy and convenient transportation to get around short distances in big cities. Aside from being eco-friendly alternatives to conventional transits, travelling on e-mobility rides save plenty of greenhouse gas emissions and are great tools to slow down global warming. Star Wheels Electronic are actively promoting this new approach of using battery powered transportation that leaves no carbon footprint and no pollution.

Various E-Mobility Rides & Limited Edition M2020 E-Bike

Not only does Star Wheels Electronic have more than 10 various types of super fun e-mobility rides products to choose from, they also provide creative custom design and modification services for customers to personalize their rides. The company’s first limited edition e-bike, M2020, was introduced in conjunction with the 63rd Independence Day and endorsed by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. There are only 2020 units of the limited edition M2020 e-bike, each with a unique serial number and certificate of ownership. The M2020 e-bike is known for its ease of operation, safety, comfort, and comes with three operation modes known as pedal-only, pedal-assist/hybrid, and electric-only.

Replace Spare Parts & Fix Your E-Mobility Rides

Aside from selling brand new e-scooters and e-bikes, Star Wheels Electronic has a wide range of ready stock spare parts just in case your rides need fixing or replacement of the tires, tubes, batteries, and circuit boards. With the team’s highly skilled mechanical and technical specialists, all issues regarding these electric rides are easily solved, giving customers a peace of mind.

Local & Global Presence

Star Wheels Electronic e-bikes and e-scooters are available at their outlets nationwide and are also accessible in Australia and Philippines. The Malaysian outlets provide test drives on all e-bikes and e-scooters with each test drive assisted by expert team members to ensure your safety. The Star Wheels Electronic team is made up of highly experienced and passionate members who are always open to your questions and ready to help you find the right electric scooter or bike that suits you. Star Wheels Electronic aims to continue providing unmatched 5 stars after-sales service, spare parts, and local warranty to all of their customers.

Star Wheels Electronic has some of the best e-scooters and e-bikes in the market and with their top notch customer service, you will be guaranteed to get a fun and practical e-scooter and e-bike that suits your lifestyle and needs. Other than being an eco-friendly choice of transportation, you won’t need to worry about traffic jams and parking when commuting to your nearest takeaway restaurant and public amenities with an e-bike or e-scooter. With the use of these e-mobility rides, you will reduce your waiting time for trains and buses while saving up on travelling expenses too.

Get your electric scooter and electric bike now and if you are looking for a personalized ride, you can customize with Star Wheels Electronic too! Check out their range of e-mobility rides HERE.

2022年财政预算案重点

政府宣布,2022年财政预算案总开销高达3321亿令吉,是有史以来最大手笔的财政预算案。其中2335亿令吉是用于行政开销,756亿令吉是用于发展开销,230亿令吉用于新冠肺炎基金。
政府推出了3项举措来缓解中小企业的营运资本需求,涵盖微型贷款、商业融资、马来西亚国家银行基金及企业融资担保,这些计划从1万令吉至1千万令吉,将开放给微型企业及中小型企业(SME)进行融资。

 For Business     企业篇

1) 中小企业获准将所得税分期付款推迟6个月,至2022年6月30日。

2) 在“大马一家雇佣奖掖计划”(JaminKerja)倡议下发放48亿令吉,创造60万个工作机会。

3) “大马一家雇佣奖掖计划 ”(JaminKerja),中小企业雇佣“大马一家”非固定工作者,将可获得员工薪资的20%至30%补贴。

4) 政府续为工资补贴计划拨款20亿令吉,料30万名员工受惠。

5) 对收入减少至少30%的旅游业雇主提供工资补贴。

6) “PERANTIS实习计划”下,雇主雇佣18至30岁的毕业生和离校生,持有文凭及以上并且是行政级别,可获得每月高达900令吉的津贴,为期6个月。

7) 政府将对巧克力或可可、麦芽、咖啡和茶混合式含糖饮料征国产税。

8) 建筑/商业单位业主给予至少30%租金折扣,可享特别免税。

9) 为迎合防疫SOP程序进行的装修工程,例如通风升级、客户座位和员工设施,政府也为商家提供高达30万令吉的店面翻新及装修税务特殊减免,这项举措将有效至2022年12月31日。

10) 新成立的中小企业(于2020年7月1日至2022年12月31日成立)在未来3年内,每年可获得2万令吉的所得税退税。

11) 本地组装(CKD)轿车豁免100%销售税,进口(CBU)轿车豁免50%销售税,包括多用途轿车(MPV)及运动型多功能车(SUV),直至2022年6月30日。

12) 政府继续支持股权众筹和P2P融资,将在大马共同投资基金拨8000万令吉配对辅助金,以及马来西亚发展银行的1亿令吉投资。

13) 拨1亿令吉智能自动化配对辅助金,惠及200家制造和服务公司。

14) 向2万多家注册旅行社提供特别援助,总额8500万令吉。

15) 为Shop Malaysia Online和Go-eCommerce Onboarding拨款2亿5000万令吉。

16) 为农业和渔业提供17亿令吉的补贴和奖掖,包括15亿令吉的种子和化肥补贴。

17) 政府通过大马证券监督委员会(SC),强制上市公司董事部至少有一名女性董事。

18) 大马半岛的原棕油价格暴利税起征点将从每吨2500令吉,提高至3000令吉,而沙巴和砂拉越则从每吨3000令吉,提高至3500令吉。若价格高于门槛,沙巴和砂拉越的税率也将提高至3%,与半岛税率一致。

19) 中小企业数码化补助计划将于2022年增加至2亿令吉,其中5000万令吉用于农村地区的土著微商。

20) 为每个州属拨款2000万令吉,用于与食物安全、旅游和自然保护相关的项目。

21) 政府推出繁荣税(Cukai Makmur),向获取高收益公司征收的一次性特别税。2022课税年的首1亿令吉可征税收入,税率为24%,其余则33%。

22)对网上卖家海外销售,并通过航空快递发送到大马的低价值物品征收销售税

23) 对电子商务平台等服务供应商提供的配送服务征收服务税,但餐饮配送和物流服务除外。

24) 政府将对液态和凝胶电子烟油征国产税。

25) 继续短期雇佣合同(MySTEP)倡议,在公共领域和官联公司提供8万个合约性质的工作机会。
-50,000 为公共部门
-30,000 为政府相关公司
*以薪水超过RM1200的工作为准

26) 雇主可获得疫苗加强剂费用的税收减免和豁免。

27) 文化艺术活动、体育比赛和国际级休闲活动主办单位的所得税减免延长至2025年。

28) 电动汽车豁免进口税、国产税及销售税。

29) 大马交易所将推出自愿碳排放交易市场(Voluntary Carbon Market),作为绿色资产拥有者与其他实体之间的碳信贷交易平台。

30) 国家银行拨10亿令吉,协助中小企业采用可持续和低碳做法。

31) 拨款66亿令吉,用于相关部门和机构的各项计划,以加强和提高技术职业教育和培训(TVET)。此外,2亿令吉拨款供国家双轨制培训和工业认证计划等。

32) 为土著中小企业提供1亿令吉的配套拨款,以探索航空业。

For Individuals      个人篇

1) 每月家庭收入少于2500令吉,且家有3名或以上孩子的家庭,将获得政府发出一次性最高2000令吉的援助金.

2) 购买手机、电脑和平板电脑可获2500令吉特别税务减免。

3) 高等教育基金(PTPTN)借贷者可获10至15%的摊还折扣。

4) 技能提升课程扣税2000至7000令吉。

5) 每名学生可获150令吉的开学援助金,总拨款4亿5000万令吉,惠及300万学生。

6) 为营养餐计划拨款4亿令吉,确保学生获得足够的每日营养。

7) 推出eStart无现金交易计划,18至20岁青年将获政府汇入150令吉至电子钱包

8) 政府将全额承担残障人士(OKU)的车辆执照费用。

9) 所得税减免涵盖获得注册的精神科医生、临床心理学和辅导员服务费用或会诊费。

10) 雇员公积金局(EPF)将最低缴纳率9%延长至2022年6月。

11) 第六年起售屋免付产业盈利税(RPGT)。

12) 60万名B40家庭的大专生可获平板电脑,涉及4亿5000万令吉拨款。

13) 130万名56级及以下的公务员,每人可获700令吉特别援助金,100万名退休公务员则获350令吉,总额13亿令吉。

14) 政府根据房屋信贷担保计划拨款20亿令吉,以协助那些没有稳定收入的人,如打散工者,购买房屋。

15) 托儿和幼儿园费用可享高达3000令吉的个人所得税减免。

16) 1万名医药、牙科和药剂人员的合约将从2年延长至4年。

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2022 Budget Highlights

The government announced an RM332.1 billion expansionary Budget for 2022, the highest allocation compared with previous budgets. The national Budget comprises RM233.5 billion in operating expenditure, RM75.6 billion in development expenditure and RM23 billion for the Covid-19 fund.The government has introduced 3 initiatives to ease working capital requirements for SMEs, including Micro Credit Scheme, Business Financing and Alternative Financing, Bank Negara Malaysia Funds and Business Finance Guarantee Scheme. These schemes range from RM10,000 to RM 10 million in financing, and are suitable for micro enterprises to small medium enterprises (SMEs).

For Business     企业篇

1) SMEs allowed to postpone income tax instalments for six months until June 30, 2022.

2) JaminKerja initiatives to create 600,000 job opportunities with RM4.8 billion allocation.

3) Under the JaminKerja initiative, SME business owners who employ those who are not actively working can enjoy an incentive of 20% to 30% of the employee’s monthly salary.

4) Govt allocates RM2 billion to continue wage subsidy programme targeting 300,000 workers.

5) Targeted wage subsidies for employers in tourism industry who have seen their income reduced by at least 30%.

6) Under the PERANTIS scheme, an allowance of up to RM900 per month for 6 months for graduates and school leavers from 18-30 years old on the executive level, for those with a diploma and above will be given.

7) Govt to introduce excise duty on chocolate or cocoa, malt, coffee, and tea-based premix drinks containing sugar.

8) Special tax exemption for building/commercial unit owners who give at least 30% rental discount.

9)  A tax deduction on costs of renovation and renewal of premises up to RM300,000 until end of the year 2022, with an extension of special deduction for renovation of business facilities to comply with SOP requirements such as ventilation upgrades, customer seating and employee infrastructure.

10) Newly incorporated SMEs (incorporated between 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022) are given an income tax rebate of RM20,000 for every year for the next 3 years.

11) Govt to extend 100% sales tax waiver on CKD passenger vehicles and 50% sales tax exemption on CBU passenger vehicles, including MPVs and SUVs, until June 30, 2022.

12) Govt to continue supporting equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer financing with RM80 million allocation in matching grants under Malaysia Co-Investment Fund, in addition to Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd’s RM100 million investment.

13) RM100 million for smart automation matching grants to benefit 200 manufacturing and services companies.

14) RM85 million for special assistance to over 20,000 registered tour operators.

15) RM250 million allocated for Shop Malaysia Online and Go-eCommerce Onboarding.

16) RM1.7 billion in subsidies, incentives for farming and fisheries industries, including RM1.5 billion in subsidies for seeds and fertiliser.

17) Govt, through the Securities Commission Malaysia, to make it compulsory for public-listed companies to have at least one female director on their boards.

18) Windfall profit levy threshold for crude palm oil prices to be increased from RM2,500 per tonne to RM3,000 per tonne for Peninsular Malaysia and from RM3,000 per tonne to RM3,500 per tonne for Sabah and Sarawak. The tax rate for Sabah and Sarawak will also be raised to 3%, in line with the rate in Peninsular Malaysia, when prices exceed the threshold.

19) SME Digitalisation Grant Scheme to be increased to RM200 million in 2022, with RM50 million for Bumiputera micro entrepreneurs in rural areas.

20) RM20 million to be allocated to each state for projects related to food security, tourism, and nature conservation.

21) Govt to introduce Cukai Makmur, a special tax on a one-off basis to companies generating high profits. The first RM100 million in taxable earnings will be taxed at 24% while the remainder will be taxed at 33% for the tax assessment year of 2022.

22) Sales tax to be imposed on low-value items sourced overseas that are sold by online sellers and sent to Malaysia via air courier.

23) Services tax to be imposed on delivery services provided by service providers including e-commerce platforms, except for food and beverage deliveries and logistics services.

24) Govt to introduce excise duty on liquid, gel-based vaping e-liquids.

25) 80,000 job placements in public sector, GLCs to be continued via MySTEP initiative.
-50,000 for public sector
-30,000 for government related companies
*subject to job with salary of more than RM1200

26) Employers to get tax relief and exemptions on cost of boosters shots.

27) Income tax exemptions for organisers of artistic and cultural activities, as well as sports competitions and international-level recreational activities, to be extended until 2025.

28) Govt to provide full exemption on import, excise duties and sales tax for electric vehicles.

29) Bursa to launch Voluntary Carbon Market as voluntary platform for carbon credit trading between green asset owners and other entities.

30) Bank Negara to allocate RM1 billion towards assisting SMEs in adopting sustainable and low-carbon practices.

31) Govt to allocate RM6.6 billion for various initiatives under relevant ministries and agencies to strengthen and enhance technical and vocational education and training (TVET). RM200 million is also allocated for programmes such as the National Dual Training System and industrial certification programmes.

32) Matching grant of RM100 million for Bumiputera SMEs to explore aerospace industry.

For Individuals      个人篇

1) Government to introduce targeted aid called Bantuan Keluarga Malaysia (BKM) of RM2,000 for households with 3 or more children and a household income of below RM2,500.

2) Special RM2,500 tax relief for purchase of handphones, computers and tablets.

3) PTPTN borrowers to get 10-15% discounts, depending on chosen repayment option.

4) Tax deductions of RM2,000 to RM7,000 for upskilling courses.

5) RM150 Early Schooling Assistance for each student; total allocation of RM450 million to benefit 3 million students.

6) Daily milk program for poor students to be continued with RM400 million allocation.

7) eStart cashless transaction scheme to be introduced, which will see one-off RM150 deposited into e-wallets of those aged between 18 and 20.

8) Govt to fully bear cost of motor vehicle licences for the disabled (OKU).

9) Tax relief for cost of medical expenses/consultation involving registered psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, counsellors.

10) EPF to extend reduced minimum contribution rate of 9% until June 2022.

11) Real property gains tax removed for house sales from sixth year onwards.

12) 600,000 undergraduates from B40 families to get one tablet each, involving allocation of RM450 million.

13) 1.3 million civil servants Grade 56 and below to get RM700 special financial aid each; 1 million govt retirees to get RM350 each, altogether to involve RM1.3 billion allocation.

14) Govt to allocate RM2 billion under housing credit guarantee scheme to assist those without steady income, such as gig economy workers, to purchase homes.

15) Income tax exemption of up to RM3,000 for nursery and kindergarten fees.

16) Contracts of 10,000 medical, dental and pharmaceutical officers to be extended from two to four years.

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Danial has over 100 car models to choose from every day. How does an ordinary guy like Danial do it?

Meet Danial. Danial is your average guy. He works hard and has a family.

One day, Danial decides to take his wife and children on a holiday. Danial’s parents want to come along too. It’s so exciting! The kids can’t wait. They will take a road trip from KL to Penang, stop at Ipoh for white coffee, and be in Penang by lunch for asam laksa. But… Danial has a problem.

Danial’s car is too small! 

However, Danial is not worried, because he has TREVO to lift up his driving experiences!

TREVO is the largest car-rental marketplace in Malaysia. Think of it as an “Airbnb” for cars. With just a mobile app, Danial has the biggest selection of cars at his fingertips. It is so easy! Danial rents an SUV for his family in no time. All he has to do is:

  • download the TREVO app
    iOS App Store
    Google Play Store
  • complete the profile
  • take a selfie with his IC
  • take a photo with his driving license (documents are verified within seconds)
  • select the date of his road trip to check for availability
  • click ‘request booking’

And voila, he has an SUV ready for his family road trip!

On the day of the trip, the car is delivered via TREVO Delivery right to Danial’s doorstep.

The best part? TREVO offers up to 50% off on your first trip! This is important to Danial because money doesn’t grow on trees. 

There are actually many options — hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs, and many more. Regardless if you’re going for a special date night, attending events, or simply wish to experience the specialness of the car, you can choose from more than 4500 cars and 150 models from brands like BMW, Mini, Audi, and even Porsche! That’s how Danial got a taste of a Porsche for a day. Services are available in the Klang Valley, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru, and Penang.

If you’re in the Klang Valley and need a chauffeur, hire a Buddy Driver to drive your personal car. No need to worry about parking, jams, or staying awake on the road. Just chill in the passenger seat as your Buddy Driver takes you to your destination.

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And then Danial has an idea. Since bills don’t pay themselves, Danial thought, “Why not host my car on TREVO?” 

Danial’s idea is smart because when he uses TREVO to host his car,

  • payment is quick. He gets paid two weeks after a trip is completed
  • payment is easy. The money goes straight into his bank account 
  • he can offset his car loan and maintenance costs
  • he can access TREVO Guard to renew his car insurance via the TREVO app

But Danial is a little worried at first. His car is his baby. Offering his baby to some random stranger doesn’t sit well, but he is quickly assured because TREVO Shield protects him for up to RM3 million against damages to his vehicle, damage or injury, as well as fire and theft.

And the process to register as a TREVO host is easy too! All Danial has to do is:

  • share his car details
  • choose his protection plan
  • safeguard his car with TREVO track
  • choose his car features
  • set his preferred pricing
  • upload photos of his car
  • preview his profile

Danial is now a proud TREVO host and user.

Danial is smart. Be like Danial. Download the TREVO app today and lift your life on Malaysia’s largest car-rental marketplace.

How Businesses Can Thrive In This Endemic

As of October 2021, 90% of Malaysian adults have been fully vaccinated and it won’t be long before we hit the 100% mark. Lately, we are seeing improvement in the nation’s economy as well as the increase of consumer spending as malls, shops, eateries, and services are reopening. This is indeed great news for business owners and SMEs who are slowly gearing up to welcome their customers once again. 

Back in January 2021, EcoWorld and iMedia joined hands and initiated the Bina Bersama 2021 project to support small businesses and start-ups by giving shortlisted SME candidates a total of RM1 Million* worth of digital media value. Since then, the Bina Bersama 2021 programme had a 90% take up rate despite all the uncertainties and challenges faced by business owners during the first three quarters of the year. While the nation learns to live with COVID-19, more businesses are reopening, entrepreneurial projects are taking place, and even construction and renovators are starting their engine to contribute and benefit Malaysia’s economy from here on. With that said, Bina Bersama 2021 is still looking to aid new or existing SMEs before the end of 2021.

Whether you are an existing SME business owner or a soon-to-be entrepreneur, this is the best time to begin and realise all your plans and strategies that have been put on hold during the lockdown. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of Bina Bersama 2021 where you can advertise your products and services online for FREE through iMedia’s brands and platforms such as Oh! Media, Goody25, Newswav, ITTIFY and more – all of which, have over 2.9 million unique visitors in total!

As much as it is important to have the best ideas and plans for your business, a strategic location for your office or shop is equally crucial. EcoWorld’s 13 highly accessible commercial properties in the Klang Valley, Iskandar Malaysia, and Penang are some of the most sought locations where you can begin your entrepreneurial journey. By leasing or purchasing any of these units, you will be eligible to participate in the Bina Bersama 2021 programme.

With some successful participants such as Joyous Kiddy Education, Hey Hey Eyewear, and Wheel Riders Malaysia entering this meaningful partnership, EcoWorld hopes that they can continue to inspire more SMEs and local businesses to take a step and build their online presence with Bina Bersama 2021. This is a rare and great opportunity to spread awareness for your products, services and business.

“The Bina Bersama campaign has proven to be a terrific initiative. The campaign’s objective and goals are aligned with EcoWorld’s aim to provide more value for our customers. Marketing is a vital component to kickstart any business and this program provides that avenue, as well as act as a boost for business owners to be confident and take advantage of the recovering economy.” – said Dato’ Chang, President and CEO of EcoWorld Malaysia. 

“We are delighted to have EcoWorld on board our Bina Bersama campaign for over the past 10 months. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the challenges one goes through during tough economic situations and this is our way of giving back to local businesses with the media assets we have. EcoWorld has been a great partner for this campaign and we look forward to more positive collaborations with them in the future.” – said Voon Tze Kay, Founder and CEO of iMedia Asia.  

EcoWorld and iMedia Asia would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the participants of the Bina Bersama campaign. We hope that the digital online media advertisements provided to local SMEs have eased their burden and they were able to spend their time to think of other business opportunities instead.  

With the year ending in just a few more months, we would like to encourage entrepreneurs and small-medium business owners to join the amazing Bina Bersama 2021 programme and make the most out of the remaining ad grant that will allow your business to have a better presence in the digital world. In summary, EcoWorld isn’t just a developer who builds homes, but also one that helps their customers by providing opportunities for SMEs to grow and improve as EcoWorld believes that ‘Together We Create’ a better tomorrow for the community and FOR GENERATIONS. 

Grab the final opportunity to start your business today! Hurry and register your interest now at www.ecoworld.my/binabersama

*Terms & conditions apply.

LaLiga Santander Matchday 12 preview:The Basque Derby between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club takes centre stage

The midweek round of goals and dramatic LaLiga Santander action is over, but there’s another dose of top-flight Spanish football coming up straight away as Matchday 12 takes place this weekend. There are several fascinating games, from Valencia CF and Villarreal CF’s derby to FC Barcelona’s first match of the post-Ronald Koeman era to the first Basque Derby of the season. It promises to be a thrilling weekend of football in Spain’s top flight.

The first match of the round is Real Madrid’s trip to take on Elche CF at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, a stadium where the Franjiverdes held the Blancos to a draw last season. That is the early game on Saturday, at 14:00 CEST, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side looking to get back to winning ways after being held to a midweek draw at home to CA Osasuna. Meanwhile, Elche CF will hope to catch Real Madrid napping in this early kick-off.

The next fixture is a clash between Sevilla FC and CA Osasuna, with the Andalusians boasting a 100 percent record at home so far this season and the Rojillos having won four and drawn one of their five away matches so far. It’ll be interesting to see whether the excellent home record or away record is extended.

A big derby match then follows, with Valencia CF taking on Villarreal CF at Mestalla on Saturday evening. These two clubs have had disappointing starts to the season, so will be targeting a win in this hotly anticipated Valencian Community clash to jumpstart their campaigns.

FC Barcelona then return to action at 21:00 CEST on Saturday night for their first match since the sacking of Ronald Koeman. That came when the Blaugrana lost a second match in a row in midweek, falling to Rayo Vallecano after also losing ElClásico three days earlier. The fans at the Camp Nou will expect a response from the players, now led by caretaker coach Sergi Barjuán, as they host a Deportivo Alavés side who have won their past two games. There is great expectation as a new era kicks off at Barça.

On Sunday, Cádiz CF will look to get back to winning ways after a series of disappointing results when they host RCD Mallorca in the first match of the day. Likewise, champions Atlético Madrid are hoping to bounce back from two 2-2 draws in a row when they host a high-flying Real Betis side that actually come into this fixture with more points. Diego Simeone has enjoyed eight wins and one draw from the nine times he has coached in this fixture, although he’ll have to experience his 10th home match against Real Betis from the stands due to a suspension.

Getafe CF then take on RCD Espanyol in southern Madrid, with the Azulones still searching for their first victory of the season. They came so close to claiming it in midweek, only for a 97th minute goal to deny them the three points and leave them with just a point from their trip to Granada CF. Against one of his former clubs, new Geta coach Quique Sánchez Flores will hope to achieve that much-needed first victory.

Then comes the game that takes centre stage in Matchday 12, the first Basque Derby of the season. It’s Real Sociedad vs Athletic Club under the Reale Arena floodlights, with so much on the line given that La Real come into this fixture as league leaders. Athletic Club will be determined to take three points from their rivals’ home to knock them off top spot and dent the Txuri-Urdin title challenge, as they did back in 2002/03, the last time Real Sociedad mounted a serious title challenge. This fixture is always special and this Sunday’s game should be no different.

On Monday, there are two more matches in Spain’s top flight, with Rayo Vallecano looking to keep up their 100 percent home record in the first of them. The team from Vallecas have won all five of their matches played so far in the Madrid neighbourhood, including Wednesday’s victory over FC Barcelona, and now they’ll host RC Celta Vigo this Monday evening. That’s before Levante UD vs Granada CF concludes the matchday, with both these sides entering the weekend inside the bottom four and in need of some valuable LaLiga Santander points.

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