Ways to Improve the Production at the Farm
In an effort to improve the quality of its produce, the dripping irrigation system was implemented at the farm in 2004. The innovative approach helped the farm to yield better quality products and substantially reduces the percentage of reject rate. The dripping system irrigation is an underground system which uses pump and valves to transport the water. The water, which came from the 30.48 m boring water, is distributed to crops through a network of pipes that is manually controlled by the workers every morning. The new system managed to optimise the farm’s daily water consumption since it only requires minimal amount of water.
Contribution to the Knowledge with Teach-in Method
One of the key approaches taken by PTG Johor is the Teach-In session where all 14 Land Administrators in Johor including PTG Johor are gathered together in a group brainstorming session sharing ideas that continuously contributes to the improvement of their daily operational tasks. Everyone participating in the sessions analyse the ideas using the ‘4W’ and ‘1H’ technique that would result in achieving the most sustainable and efficient solution for better implementation.
The Edge Malaysia - Which Banks Have Better Efficiency ? (26 August 2019)
The recent rate cuts by central banks around the world have turned the spotlight on banking stocks. Theoretically, an interest rate cut is not good for banks as it reduces their net interest margin and thus, profitability. Given that global interest rates are expected to stay low, it is important that the banks operate efficiently. Donkey Stock checks out the best banks.
The Edge Malaysia - Malaysian Consumer Confidence (5 August 2019)
Malaysian consumers are the 10th most confident globally, based on The Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey that was produced in collaboration with Nielsen. The index score of 110 points in 2Q2019 is a slight dip compared with the 115 points posted in 1Q2019 and 117 points in the same quarter last year. The consumers' perception of local job propects, personal finances and intentions/readiness to spend. These are some of the findings of the survey.
The Edge Malaysia -Tourist Arrivals to Malaysia & Spending Trend (29 July 2019)
Malaysia's tourist arrivals and receipts saw an improvement in the first three months of 2019 compared with a year ago as we welcomed 6.7 million tourists compared with 6.62 million previously. However, there was a 1.5% decline in arrivals from Singapore - the country's biggest tourist market - to 2.62 million and a 3.8% decline in spending to RM6.17 billion in receipts. Meanwhile, arrivals from Saudi Arabia - our biggest per capital spenders - declined by a fifth. At the same time, arrivals from Vietnam, China, South Korea and India rose with receipts from total tourist spending improving 16.9% to RM21.4 billion. Of this, Chinese arrivals accounted for RM3.71 billion and Indonesian arrivals, RM2.83 billion.
The Edge Malaysia - Sought-After Skills Across Asia: Do You Have What It Takes ? (22 July 2019)
Many employees believe their skill sets will still be in demand five years from now, and spend only two hours per week on upskilling, a recent survey by global recruitment firm Hays across five markets - Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Japan - has found. Employers disagree. Companies, 65% of which are restructuring to keep up with evolving business needs, claim that skill shortages are hampering operations, and point to a need for a change in employee mindsets.
The Edge Malaysia - Salary Trends in Asia (15 July 2019)
Here is some interesting data on salary-related matters gleaned from a survey by global recruitment firm Hays of over 3,000 employers, representing some six million employees, across five markets - Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Japan - in 4Q2018.
Empowering Community Programme : Towards Community-based Tourism
The Academy realises that it is necessary to upskill and reskill the local community, and reinforce lifelong learning to continually acquire new and emerging skills required by the industry. This would mould their mindset into ensuring they always give the best service to tourists, and at the same time equip them with the knowledge and skills to enable them to grab the economic opportunities existing in Langkawi.
Shifting the Local Hospitality Industry towards Islamic-Oriented Practices
Located in the middle of Kuah town, AHL is frequently visited by tourists from all over the world. In its fourth year of operation, AHL receives many international guests, mainly from Middle East, China, India and Europe, which makes up 60% of its overall guests and the rest are the locals. Although AHL is 100% Syariah-compliant, this does not deter the hotel from receiving approximately 30% of Non-Muslim guests from staying at the hotel. Another attractive feature of this hotel is the preparation of Muslim prayer set in the room for the Muslim guests. The set is inclusive of a holy Quran, Yassin and praying mat to help the Muslim guests to perform their prayers easily in the room.
The Edge Malaysia - Record Attendance at world's major theme parks (24 June 2019)
The theme entertainment industry marked a milestone last year as attendance at the attractions of the major operators exceeded half a billion visits for the first time in history, according to Theme Index and Museum Index 2018 - the definitive annual attendance study for the Themed Entertainment and museum industries published by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the economics practice at AECOM.