Russell ‘Taylors’ to Sabahans’ needs by bringing its products to S-Mart Sabah

Kitchen appliances brand expands its presence to Sabah through Shopee

Russell Taylors, a brand specialising in kitchen appliances for the home, now delivers its line of products to Sabahans directly from the state itself via a collaboration with Malaysia’s no. 1 e-commerce platform Shopee. This expansion is on the back of market research executed by the brand, where resulting insights have shown a strong demand for Russell Taylors goods from Sabah.

With the country still battling the spread of Covid-19, the digitalization of businesses becomes essential as more Malaysians shop online for necessities including home appliances. This is apparent in the sales performance achieved by Russell Taylors on Shopee during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. 

From March to June 2020, Russell Taylors recorded a significant increase in the sales of its products from Sabah alone, compared to the pre-MCO period as buyers were looking for devices that will help them prepare meals hassle-free. This signals an increase in the number of people cooking at home as they practice social distancing and stay home efforts. Some of the best-selling products during this period include the popular Russell Taylors Air Fryer AF-24 and the Russell Taylors Pressure Cooker PC-60.


As an online-first company, Russell Taylors consistently looks to enhance their user experience in addition to already delivering precisely engineered electronic kitchen assistants to their customers’ doorsteps. To cater to the increasing demand from Sabah, the brand will be featuring its products on Shopee’s Sabah-dedicated online store called S-Mart Sabah from 20 August onwards.

What this means to Sabahans is that they can now get Russell Taylors products faster as they are shipped directly from Shopee’s fulfillment warehouse in Kota Kinabalu, as opposed to purchasing from Peninsular Malaysia and having to wait for a longer delivery time. They can also enjoy free shipping for up to 5kg with a minimum spend of RM40. Additionally, all products in S-Mart Sabah are guaranteed 100% authentic while 15 days returns are available at zero cost.

In conjunction with the launch of Russell Taylors on S-Mart Sabah, there will be special prices on offer for its products on Shocking Sale and also exclusive in-store vouchers on 20 August 2020 for Sabahans. Additionally, with the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day taking place from 21 August to 9 September, Sabahans who visit S-Mart Sabah will be treated to attractive deals from as low as RM0.19 and limited storewide vouchers for greater savings across groceries and household product brands. 

Users can search and shop for Russell Taylors on S-Mart Sabah here - https://shopee.com.my/s_martsabah.fbs 

Sabah student’s display of exemplary determination attracts Shopee

The story of Veveonah Mosibin who had to spend a night up a tree to get better internet access in order to do her exams online, has caught the attention of Shopee. The e-commerce platform sent a team over to Kg Sapatalang, Pitas, to visit the 18-year-old student and presented her with a Shopee Care Package.

Understanding that Veveonah’s struggles may extend to many other youths, Shopee has also curated a Shopee Sapot Lokal Bah! campaign from 16 to 18 July specially for all Sabahans. The campaign will exclusively feature products from Sabah sellers as well as S-Mart Sabah with attractive vouchers for home essentials, fashion items, gadgets and more to showcase what the Land Below the Wind has to offer for Malaysians. Users can find out more about the campaign by visiting https://shopee.com.my/sapot-lokal 




Shopee Launches S-Mart! Sabah-Dedicated Onine Store

(from left) YB Tuan Phoong Jin Zhe, Sabah Minister of Youth and Sports; Azahar Ariff, Group Head of Corporate Planning and Transformation, Pos Malaysia Berhad; Zed Li, Head of Seller Management, Shopee Malaysia; and YB Tuan Kenny Chua, Assistant Minister of Sabah Finance Ministry at the launch of S-Mart Sabah by Shopee, held at Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel.


S-Mart Sabah to bring greater offerings and convenience to Sabahans!!

Shopee, Malaysia’s number one e-commerce platform, is expanding its presence in East Malaysia with the launch of its Sabah-dedicated online store called S-Mart Sabah. The move is expected to serve the local market with greater convenience and help reduce cost of living on daily essentials for Sabahans.

S-Mart Sabah, which can be found on Shopee by searching for  “s-mart sabah”, offers one-stop access to a range of groceries and household necessities from leading brands including MILO, Maggi, Nescafe, Oral-B, Harpic, and Downy, with more coming on board such as PetPet and Genki. According to Nielsen, Malaysians are becoming more financially prudent and seek to save on daily necessities. In 2019, 88% stated that they are adjusting spending to save on household expenses1, while 4 in 5 are seeking the lowest prices on necessities2. S-Mart Sabah caters to the need for greater value by offering quality products at competitive prices, with up to 10% savings daily and up to 40% during special campaigns.


Sabahans will also enjoy greater convenience on S-Mart Sabah in the form of faster delivery, as products will be shipped directly from Shopee’s fulfillment warehouse in Kota Kinabalu. Locals will now be able to receive their items within one to three days, down from five to seven days when they purchase online from sellers based in Peninsular Malaysia.

On top of that, Sabahans can also enjoy free shipping on orders weighing up to 5kgs when they spend at least RM40 on the S-Mart Sabah store, an upsize from the usual 1kg if they purchase from Shopee sellers based in Peninsular Malaysia. This caters to the growing preference among Malaysians to shop for groceries and necessities in bulk online.

Zed Li, Head of Seller Management, Shopee Malaysia (seated right) and Azahar Ariff, Group Head of Corporate Planning and Transformation, Pos Malaysia Berhad (seated left) officially launched S-Mart Sabah by Shopee, flanked by YB Tuan Phoong Jin Zhe, Sabah Minister of Youth and Sports (standing left) and YB Tuan Kenny Chua, Assistant Minister of Sabah Finance Ministry (standing right). 

The launch of Shopee S-Mart Sabah was held at Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel, and witnessed by YB Tuan Kenny Chua, Assistant Minister of Sabah Finance Ministry and YB Tuan Ginger Phoong Jin Zhe, Sabah Minister of Youth and Sports.

“Pos Malaysia is proud to become the official logistics partner for Shopee’s S-Mart Sabah. With the launch of the new online store, we expect an increase in demand for deliveries from customers in Sabah. As a committed partner, we will establish new operation hubs to cope with the demand and continue to provide customers with high quality services and support their retail experience. The immense growth of e-commerce in Malaysia presents great opportunities for our courier business and we will continue to invest in the e-commerce infrastructure to boost our service performance with the widest reach in the country,” said Azahar Ariff, Group Head of Corporate Planning and Transformation, Pos Malaysia Berhad.

In celebrating the launch of S-Mart Sabah, Sabahans will get to enjoy free shipping with a minimum spend of only RM20 instead of RM40, from now until 29 February 2020. To start shopping, visit S-Mart Sabah at  https://shopee.com.my/s_martsabah.fbs

Winter Wonders Christmas Buffet Dinner at Ibis Style Kota Kinabalu

Recent Christmas season, ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam presents a blue and silver holiday of "Winter Wonder" to spice up the most wonderful time of the year.  The hotel launched the festive season with their Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, marking the beginning of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.


Mr. Gordon Seet, General Manager of ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam, together with their hotel guests and hotel associates, celebrated the ceremonial lighting of its 15 foot Christmas tree at the main lobby while being melodiously echoed with Christmas Carols performed by the team of carollers are also an ensemble from the hotel's own team of talents.

Displayed at the lobby along with the festive goodies that are availabel for sale such as the traditional roasted Turkey, roasted juicy whole Chicken, Chocolate Yule Log Cake, Classic Christmas Fruit Cake and not forgetting the freshly baked Gingerbread cookies and 2 foot high gingerbread house.

For more updates of ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam, follow these social media platform:
Facebook: ibissstyleskk
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Opening of Super Ono at Plaza 333

Have you head about a new cafe opened in KK recently?


Last weekend, I was invited together with my bunch of bloggers to attend a Grand Opening. We met the crew, learn to craft of our own poke and had a great time together. These are the promotion currently going on!

From 11/11 - 17/11, snap a photo of your poke, tag 4 friends and stand a chance to win 1 Godzilla Poke for 5 people.

I had the chance to taste a couple of their Poke Bowl namely Fresh Salmon and Baked Salmon Bowl. I am a sucker for Fishes you know!











The highlight was definitely their sauces to go with the Bowl are here:-

1. Hawaiian Ka Lole
2. Flaming Sriracha
3. Super Ono Classic
4. Sesame Mayo
5. Japanese Shcyu





My favourite is the Sesame Mayo and Japanese Shcyu! Price are RM16.90 onward with additional charges for additional toppings.

They are open from 10am to 10pm. (Above Aki Sushi, same row with Pick & Pay, Plaza 333.) Follow their Facebook page for more updates here!




Sabah Fest 2018 - Solungkoi

"Sabah Fest 2018 is a celebration of Sabah's rich and diverse cultures through musical theatre and exhibition under one roof.  It happens annually in the month of May and will kick start the Ka'amatan (Harvest Festival) month with stage performance of Solungkoi on all three nights.  This event is brought to the public by Sabah Tourism Board and is organised by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd."


This is the best performance I have ever saw since they started this a few years ago. I hope you will not miss this next year. It gets better each year.

This year they have participating food trucks at JKKN Sabah to look forward namelly Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, Shawarma Kebab, Hunger Lane,  Dapur Mummy, Astie MFT, Madinah ENT, 70s Street Kitchen and HM Store.

Normally, tickets are available at the entrance too the auditorium too.  Don't miss them out!

Tickets for "Sabah Fest 2018 - Solungkoi" was sold at RM50.  Show started at 8:00 PM till Sunday.  For more information, please contact Francesca Lydia Chipli, Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd at 088-232121 or email to francesca@sabahtouris.com.

For more information and stay update at Sabah Tourism Board website and SMB Magazine.
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