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.
The Edge Malaysia - The Future of Women at Work (17 June 2019)
Automation is transforming the way we work - offering new opportunities but distrupting the working lives of millions of men and women the world over. In a research by McKinsey Global Institute, it is found that as many as 160 million women will need to change occupations over the next decade as automated systems take over many tasks. In short, women face the new challenge of automation in addition to old challenges. What is the impact of automation on occupations for women around the world?
The Edge Malaysia - How Does Kuala Lumpur Stack Up in Terms of Quality of Life ? (10 June 2019)
Here's a peek at where Malaysia stands in terms of living standards and global prices compared with various countries and cities around the world. This is based on the 2019 edition of Deutsche Bank's Mapping the World's Prices. Compared with other cities around the world, how does Kuala Lumpur stack up in terms of consumer purchasing power, safety, housing affordability and commuting time? Check out the results here..
The Edge Malaysia - Online Shopping Habits of Malaysians (20 May 2019)
Although mobile commerce is booming globally, Malaysians still prefer to shop online using desktops. Only one out of three transactions last year was made with the use of a mobile device, according to Picodi.com. Here are some interesting figures on how Malaysians shop online, based on the global e-commerce platform's internal data last year.
The Edge Malaysia - Is Vietnam overtaking Malaysia (22 April 2019)
Vietnam has often been referred to as Asean's rising economic star and a key competitor for Malaysia to look out for. But has the socialist republic's economic numbers really overtaken the region's? The data below show how five oft-compared Asean economies have performed and changed in recent years.
The Edge Malaysia - The Future Is Here (8 April 2019)
The state of Things (IoT) has been buzzword for many industries for almost a decade. Its adoption has passed the tipping point where it has not been a question of whether or not to implemet it. How far have industries globally adopted IoT and what kind of benefits adopters have seen on their businesses?
The Edge Malaysia - Digital Around The World in 2019 (1 April 2019)
According to Digital 2019, a global digital yearbook, the big story in this year's data is the accelerating growth in internet users. More than 360 million people came online for the first time in 2018, at an average rate of more than a million new users each day.