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1Malaysia EnTrepreneur (1MET) Bootcamp

February 17th, 2014

What is 1MET?

Quoted from the website:

1Malaysia Entrepreneurship (1MeT) is one of the initiatives under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) 9. NBOS is in fact an integral part of the Government’s drive in transforming Malaysia into a developed country focusing on social transformation agenda.

The National Strategic Unit (NSU) of Ministry of Finance (MoF) in partnership with selected training companies have embarked on another task of training aspiring entrepreneurs in 2014 with 1MET Bootcamp 2014.

1MET Bootcamp series has been running since 2013, to kickstart young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 40 around the country with the guidance on what makes an entrepreneur and good business models.

What is 1MET Bootcamp about?
How to develop the mindset of an entrepreneur.
How to identify opportunities.
How to describe, design, invent or change your business model.
Deadly mistakes everyone in business makes, yet often overlooks.

Who is the target audience?
Anyone Entrepreneurial-inclined

Before you start to wonder how much does it costs, let me tell you this is a free event provided by the government.
So if you think that the content suits you, quickly grab this chance to network with more entrepreneurs or aspiring ones or even find a cofounder for your next business/startup.
However, I do suggest that you keep in mind that you should be looking for partners instead of hires, because everyone attending would have wanted to be entrepreneurs themselves! 🙂

The 1MET Bootcamp for 2014 runs from Feb until early April in various locations nationwide, so check out the schedule and Register Now!

1MET Bootcamp 2014 by
Locations: Tawau, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Dungun, Kuala Terengganu, Ipoh, Penang & Kota Bharu

Location Date Day Time
Tawau, Sabah: Dewan Raflessia, Institut Pendidikan Guru Tawau, KM 36, Jalan Balung, Beg Berkunci No. 27, 91009 Tawau Sabah 9-Feb Sun 8AM – 5PM
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah: Dewan Masyarakat Kota Kinabalu, Jalan Balai Polis, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. 11-Feb Tue 8AM – 5PM
12-Feb Wed 8AM – 5PM
Kuching, Sarawak: Auditorium Berlian, Aras 1, Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri, Akademi Percukaian Malaysia Kuching, Jalan Tabuan, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak. 15-Feb Sat 8AM – 5PM
16-Feb Sun 8AM – 5PM
Miri, Sarawak: Dewan Suarah Miri, Jalan Merdu, 98000 Miri, Sarawak 18-Feb Tue 8AM – 5PM
Dungun, Terengganu: Dewan Bidara, UiTM Dungun, 23000 Dungun, Terengganu Darul Iman 28-Feb Fri 8AM – 5PM
1-Mar Sat 8AM – 5PM
Kuala Terengganu: Dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Terengganu 3-Mar Mon 8AM – 5PM
Ipoh, Perak: Dewan Bandaran Ipoh, Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh, Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, 30000 Ipoh 6-Mar Thur 8AM – 5PM
Georgetown, Penang: Dewan Kuliah U, Bangunan G27, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Pulau Pinang 8-Mar Sat 8AM – 5PM
9-Mar Sun 8AM – 5PM
Kelantan: Rural Transformation Centre (RTC), Kota Bharu, Pejabat Pengurusan RTC Kelantan Bangunan RTC Kelantan Lot 3309 Batu 4 Lebuhraya Pasir Mas-Salor 15150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan 14-Mar Fri 8AM – 5PM
15-Mar Sat 8AM – 5PM

1MET Bootcamp 2014 by iTrain
Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis & Kedah

Location Date Day Time
Kuala Lumpur: INTAN Bukit Kiara 15-Feb Sat 8AM – 5PM
16-Feb Sun 8AM – 5PM
Selangor: Dewan Jubli Perak Sultan Abdul Aziz – Ballroom, SUK Selangor 22-Feb Sat 8AM – 5PM
23-Feb Sun 8AM – 5PM
Melaka: UTEM Kampus Industri (Bersebelahan MiTC), Ayer Keroh, Melaka 8-Mar Sat 8AM – 5PM
9-Mar Sun 8AM – 5PM
Negeri Sembilan: Pusat Latihan FAMA, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan 22-Mar Sat 8AM – 5PM
23-Mar Sun 8AM – 5PM
Perlis: Dewan Warisan Negeri, Kangar, Perlis 29-Mar Sat 8AM – 5PM
Kedah: Dewan Besar Tingkat 7, MBAS, Alor Setar, Kedah 5-Apr Sat 8AM – 5PM

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Anjung Warisan – Angklung performance

January 13th, 2014

This is a dated video, taken in 2013 at Restoran Anjung Warisan in Johor Bahru.

This restaurant has seen better days. It was quite famous years ago due to its tree-top dining feature, where diners can choose between typical tables with chairs to sit, or on the floor, or above the tree settings.

During my recent visit, I discovered they they have live musical performances done with the Angklung, by some teenagers. The boy in the following video is only 13 years old in 2013.

While the Angklung is a traditional musical instrument, the songs they played with it are current, making it an enjoyable environment for the diners.

Google Plus Page – Anjung Warisan Pekan Budaya

Foursquare Page – Restoran Anjung Warisan (Tree Top)

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Università del Caffè della Malesia, the illy School of Coffee Malaysia

April 24th, 2013

How much do you know of coffee?
I do have a cuppa every now and then, ranges from instant packet drinks to some luxury coffee from those popular stores.
However, I have to admit I do not know much about coffee.

When I got a chance to attend a free Coffee Tasting session by illy at UDC (Università del Caffè), I am excited in no time.
As much as I have seen or heard of the brand illy, I have never patronized or bought their products.

I am quite sure most Malaysians are like me too, especially those non coffee aficionado.
This is why I believe illy’s UDC – the School of Coffee role is beneficial.

UDC is a coffee training school, with the aim to increase and promote the coffee culture to Malaysians as well as provides training to everything related to coffee.
You might want to be a barista (a really good one), or open your own coffee store (not kopitiam) or even just to know what good coffee means, UDC might be your choice for such education.

UDC has a dedicated division for the growers (coffee producers), one division dedicated for the consumer or customers and another for the professionals, the baristas, the barmans and F&B managers and whoever wishes to come to learn more about coffee.

There are quite a number of training courses available according to UDC’s schedule.

The coffee tasting session I attended is probably the most basic of the coffee basics, yet I had a lot of takeaways from it, such as:

  • The high number of coffee some people can take. One attendee is able to take 9 cups daily!
  • The good quality beans, and the not so good ones.
  • Can high amount of caffeine kills?
  • Which is better? illy/Starbucks or mamak’s kopi? Why?
  • How good espresso is made.
  • How good coffee should taste, look, and smells.
  • How difficult it is to test your tongue in identifying sweet, salty, sour, bitter and balanced/neutral tastes.

The highlight of the coffee tasting is of course the tasting session itself. Attendees were given score sheets to mark the results of the beverages tasted and a number of beverages in cups to distinguish between different tastes and also the type of good and bad coffee drinks.

A big thanks to Evelyn Lee, Goh and Eric from UDC Malaysia.
If you’re interested with coffee courses, check out their webpage or get some nice illy coffee from these outlets.

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