By Rieva Lesonsky
Our last stop on the Alibaba.com Discover Today video series tour is Malaysia, a country in Southeast Asia with a population of more than 31 million. Its capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a true melting pot of a city. Malaysia is near the equator, which gives it a steady climate all year long. It’s hot there—average temperature (including humidity levels) is about 100 degrees. The positive part of that is it leads to longer agricultural growing seasons. Combine that with its rich natural resources and Malaysia has become a “food paradise,” fueling the growth of the food and beverage industries.
Exotic food in Malaysia
PT- Swift Marketing calls itself “Malaysia’s bird’s nest brand.” Founded in 2010, the company has set up an authentic, edible bird’s nest depository and trading center. Bird’s nest are rich in organic nutrients
The raw bird’s nests come whole or in fragments. They’re processed and cleaned before packaging (including having chemists test them for nitrate levels), are available in various package sizes, from 10 grams to 100 grams. To get the most benefit from the product, it’s recommended a person eat 3 to 4 grams a day. The nests are packaged with bar codes, so you can trace your order.
The bird’s nests are also available in concentrate form, which is bottled for convenient on-the-go consumption. You add the concentrate to water or juice.
There are numerous packages of bird’s nests to choose from.
Inflow Global makes and sells Halal food (primarily noodles and soups) which is food made to Muslim food processing standards. Islam is the official religion of Malaysia, and 61% of the nation are Muslims.
The noodles are available in dry, chilled and frozen options. Inflow ships their food globally. They sell three different types of noodles: Mee Geti (which is like spaghetti), standard noodles and wonton noodles.
The company started 18 years ago as a small trader and is now a global company, with a goal of expanding into more countries. They partnered with Alibaba.com to expose them to more customers and build their brand.
Coffeeland, founded in 1998, is a leading manufacturer of premium ice blended beverages and smoothies in Asia. They produce 100,000 individual packets a day. They have various brands including, TeaZane, Java Blenz, Tropicaland, Coffeeland and VeLife. The products, which are Halal, come in a variety of flavors.
The company says their products help detox your system, speed up your metabolism and burn fat.
March Expo is almost over
The suppliers mentioned in this article are participating in Alibaba.com’s month-long sale featuring many deals, promotions and discounts. To take advantage of the deals, check out the action on Alibaba.com and the Alibaba.com mobile app (sign up here) today and tomorrow. March Expo ends March 31st.
One of the special incentives being offered during March Expo is 15% off LCL shipping (less than container load) from China to the U.S. It’s all part of Alibaba.com’s new logistics service, which lets small businesses take advantage of Alibaba.com’s existing infrastructure to save time, save money and simplify shipping.
Look into Alibaba.com’s Secure Payment services. Alibaba.com is also introducing a new T/T transaction service during March Expo. This service allows buyers making Trade Assurance orders to make initial payments into a U.S.-based Citibank account. Previously Trade Assurance orders were processed through a Hong Kong-based Citibank account. This speeds up processing time to 2 to 3 days from 3 to 7 days. It also reduces fees, on average, by $15.
Stay current on all the great opportunities at March Expo by following @AlibabaTalk and the #DiscoverNewMarch hashtag on social media.