Putting Malaysia on the Map, One Startup At a Time

How Malaysian startups celebrate Malaysia’s Independence Day

Even as Supahands grows and makes its name as a business process outsourcing (BPO) service within the local field, we understand that being a Malaysian startup can sometimes make you feel like a small fish in the big A-SEA-N. This is especially true when you have neighbours like Singapore, who’s like an elder brother that has heaps of wisdom and experience or Indonesia who’s the kid with the right attitude and perseverance to be the next potential ASEAN star. It definitely is a tough playing field for us!

With Merdeka just around the corner, we decided that it’s time to corner those fears and doubts for a while and instead, celebrate Malaysia for everything it is, good and bad. We thought that we’d do this by asking a few Malaysian-based startups and enterprises about what it means to be a Malaysian company.

Here’s what they had to say:

Jon Oh, Co-Founder of Freshcart


Eddie Samad, Head of Operations & Supply Chain of Pestle & Mortar Clothing

Pestle & Mortar

Karl Loo, CEO & Co-founder of Servis Hero

Servis Hero

Serene Gan, Co-founder of Producky

Francesca Chia, Co-founder & Chief Community Manager of GoGet
Francesca Chia

Lais de Oliveira, Founder of 8 SpacesSpaces 8

We totally relate to their responses and we’re sure that every Malaysian (even the localized expats) does too. Regardless, we put in the work between the laughs and we are all proud of that which truly makes us Malaysian. Let’s embrace that and acknowledge each other’s efforts in working towards being a bigger contributor to the APAC region and servicing clients globally. All of which brings us closer to putting Malaysia on the map!


Project Merdeka Campaign 2016

To celebrate Malaysia further, we’ve participated in #projectmerdeka which is a community platform that showcases a wide array of Malaysian businesses in different sectors. Click here [] to check out the deal we’ve got in lieu of Merdeka and to see what other amazing homegrown companies there are out there.


Happy 59th Birthday, Malaysia. Malaysia Boleh!


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