Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ECER : Manganese & Iron Ore

Apparently, there are still some mining activities in the Peninsular Malaysia.

In summary for ECER states:

Iron Ore
- Semantan Resources Snd Bhd
- Tajau Makmur Sdn Bhd
- Ibam Mining Sdn Bhd
- Aras Kuasa Sdn Bhd
- Espereance Mining Sdn Bhd
- Pacific Megalink Sdn Bhd
- Sg. Temau Mining Sdn Bhd

- Pekan Mining Industries Sdn Bhd

- there are only iron ore in Terengganu, no manganese.
- Quarry includes:

Terengganu Anshan Iron & Steel Sdn Bhd
Terengganu Anshan Iron & Steel Sdn. Bhd. No. 2

- only Manganese (Takrif Baru Sdn Bhd & Centamim Construction Sdn Bhd)

More information can be obtained from the departments in Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang. Other states address can be obtained from

Minerals and Geoscience Department Malaysia, Terengganu
Lot PT3102K, Jalan Sultan Sulaiman
20000 Kuala Terengganu
Tel: (6)09-6251000
Fax: (6)09-6251100
e-mail: jmgtgg (

Minerals and Geoscience Department Malaysia, Kelantan
3rd Floor, Wisma Persekutuan
Jalan Bayam
15658 Kota Bharu
Kelantan, Malaysia
Tel: (6)09-7482037,7484254
Fax: (6)09-7485153
e-mail: jmgkel (

Minerals and Geoscience Department Malaysia, Pahang
11th Floor, Wisma Persekutuan
Jalan Gambut
25000 Kuantan
Pahang, Malaysia
Tel: (6)09-5521742, 5521299 / 515 6148
Fax: (6)09-5554696
e-mail: jmgpahang (

ECER : Shipbuilding Industry



The Third Industrial Masterplan (IMP3) has identified the Shipbuilding Industry as one of the main strategic industry for the country’s development. In 2005, it provided employment opportunities to 20,250 people and contributed RM 2.21 billion to the nation’s export. Between 1996 and 2005, the sector recorded an average growth rate of 10.1 per cent per annum.

To boost its growth and development, the IMP has outlined several strategic thrust for the Malaysian Shipbuilding Industry:

- Enhancing domestic capabilities in the building of smaller vessels, ship repairing and maintenance activities;
- Intensifying the upgrading of skills and engineering capabilities;
- Strengthening the infrastructure and supporting facilities;
- Strengthening the institutional supports; and
- Expanding activities in the fabrication of offshore structures

There are currently seventy (70) shipyards in Malaysia engaging in the following activities:

- Construction of ocean-going vessels, tug boats, patrol vessels, supply vessels, fishing vessels, landing crafts, passenger ferries and boats, small tankers and leisure crafts;
- Construction of offshore structures for the oil and gas industries;
- Ship repairing, maintenance, upgrading, overhauling and refurbishing of vessels;
- Conversions of ships;
- Heavy engineering; and
- Fabrication of offshore structures, steel structures and cranes.

The six main shipyards in Malaysia in term of capacity in buildings of merchant ships are Malaysian Marine Heavy Engineering (MMHE), Boustead, Sabah Shipyard, Ramunia, Sasacom and Muhibbah.

The other shipyards operate on a small-scale basis mainly for the local market and usage in the shallow waters.

In 2005, Malaysia imported RM3.2 billion worth of various marine transport products compared with RM2.2billion worth of exports, mainly contributed by petroleum production platforms. Major imports items, including cruise ships, ferry boats and cargo barges, accounted for a staggering RM2.2 billion of the total imports.

Apart from its regional counterparts such as Singapore, ROK, Japan as well as China, Malaysia also facing increased competition from Vietnam and Thailand that offer lower labour cost.

Among the challenges facing the local shipyards are manpower problems, rising operational costs, excess capacity and limited capabilities.

Source: Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)


In the East Coast Economic Region, the boatbuilding industries are clustered in Tok Bali and Pengkalan Kubor (Kelantan), Cukai and Pulau Duyong (Terengganu) and Nenasi (Pahang).

The boat building industry can be divided into traditional boat making (wood-based) and modern boats. The types of boats include tugboats and barges for the oil and gas industry; patrol and defense boats for the state governments; and luxury boats.

Currently, there are 26 companies in the industry with 583 workers as opposed to 13,272 boat repairers and builders nationwide. The industry also recorded net revenue of RM 117.8 million or 4.13 per cent from the RM2.85 billion net revenue nationwide.

Source: The ECER Masterplan


• Tok Bali Dockyard & Engineering Sdn Bhd
• Geliga Slipway Sdn Bhd
• MSET Shipbuilding Corporation Sdn Bhd
• Kay Marine Sdn Bhd
• Prospect Dockyard Sdn. Bhd.

Source: Association of Marine Industries Malaysia (AMIM)


• Government Support
o More visionary and comprehensive policies
o More investment in R&D
o Simplified procedures / one window agency
• Insufficient Skilled Workforce
o Education institutions to offer more marine courses
• Outsource Marine Equipment Suppliers
o Lead time, currency fluctuations and shipment costs
• Cost of Raw Materials
o 70 – 80 per cent of raw materials are imported
• Constraint in Expansion
o Problems in finding suitable land, skilled workforce and capital
• Government Vessel Repair Tariff is not reviewed since 2003.

Source: Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)

List of Companies:

Lot 1190, Kg Pak Mayong
Tok Bali Semerak
16700, Pasir Putih
Tel : 09 – 7788 223 / 224
Fax : 09 – 7781 121
E-mail :
Contact person: YM Tg. Kamarul Bahrim b Tg.Kamarulzaman / En. Hashim

Lot 1046, Jln Taman Desa Awana
Bukit Kuang, 24000 Kemaman
Terengganu Darul Iman
Tel : 09-859 3673 / 859 6161
Fax : 09-859 4869
Email :
Contact person : En Wan Iskandar b. Wan Sulaiman / En. Sabri

MSET Shipbuilding Corporation Sdn Bhd
No.19, Jalan Hiliran
Pulau Kambing
20700 Kuala Terengganu
Terengganu Darul Iman
Tel : 09-622 3700
Fax : 09-623 2844
Puan Wawa (

Lot 2650 & 2651
Bukit Tumbuh
PO Box 92
20100, Kuala Terengganu
T: 09 – 666 5855 /66
F: 09 – 666 5811

Lot 2641, Jalan Rompin (Beside Endau Bridge)
Tanjung Gemok, Endau,
26820 Rompin
Pahang Darul Makmur
Tel : 09 - 413 1868
Fax : 09 - 413 1869
Email :
Contact person : Mr. Ng Hong Huat / Puan Ida

3609, Kg. Duyong Besar
20100, Kuala Terengganu
T: 019 – 966 2266
Product: Traditional Boats

3898, Kg. Pulau Ketam
20100, Kuala Terengganu
T: 09 – 624 3533
Products: Boat Replicas

102B, Jalan Hiliran
20300, Kuala Terengganu
T: 09 – 622 6684
(MOF – EE Classification)

3592, Kg. Duyung Besar
20100. Kuala Terengganu
Tel: 09 – 936 9500 / 019 - 9369500
Products: Traditional Boats

1/1030, Jalan Gambang Batu 3 ½
Kampung Belukar
25150, Kuantan
T: 09 – 536 2017 (Ms. Lee)
Products: Kapal Nelayan (Gred A/B)

Jalan Hiliran,
Pulau Kambing,
P.O. Box 36,
Kuala Trengganu.
Tel: 09 – 623700
MOF – DD Classification)

Beverages (Halal): Madura Industries Sdn. Bhd.

There are two main products of this company - Carbonated Drinks (Brand: Maduria) and Tongkat Ali Coffee (under GTHerb, Brand - VIKOF).

- Already exporting
- Capacity ready
- Halal Cert

Already exporting to:

Carbonated Drinks
- Maldives

Coffee with Tongkat Ali
- Taiwan
- Japan (aim)

Contact Info:
Lot A1 & A2 KKB, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia
Jalan Tembila, Kampung Raja
22200 Besut, Terengganu

Phone: 09-6955151
Fax : 09-6955150

More on GT Herbs, click here.

Herbal Oil (Traditional) : Minyak Mak Wan

Using traditional recipe from the past 100 years, Mak Wan's traditional oitment is well known to the Terengganu people. With their good track record, and new factory's higher capacity, Minyak Mak Wan is ready for the export market. To capture similar culture, their next destination is the Brunei market. Due to similar tradition, Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia are also suitable countries for next export market.

Mak Wan Traditional Oitments also posses:
Good Manufacturing Practise (GMP)
Ministry of Health Malaysia Approval
Halal Certification

- Minyak Akar Kayu Pak Ali
- Minyak Ramuan Dhab
- Minyak Kembar
- Minyak Akar-Akar Kayu
- Minyak Warisan Pak Ali

Koleksi Idaman Wanita
No. 28, Bangunan SEDC
Pekan Batu Enam
21200, Kuala Terengganu
Tel: 09 - 666 1832

Interested Export Market
- Brunei
- Singapore

Attached is some brochures:.

Mak Wan is in the middle.

Textile (Batik) : Noor Arfa Batik Sdn. Bhd.

Noor Arfa is a pioneer of the much acclaimed batik industry in Malaysia. The Noor Arfa story has a humble beginning in 1980 in a small atelier in Kuala Terengganu when the husband and wife team of Wan Mohd. Ariffin and Noor Hijerah started designing and hand-drawing their own batik cloth. The venture, known as Noor Arfa, is an acronym derived from the combination of the names of this young and enterprising couple. It was soon destined to grow by leaps and bounds to the multi-million dollar corporation it is today.

Tunggak utama Noor Arfa iaitu En. Wan Ariffin, En. Wan Azwan dan Puan Noor.

But success did not come without painstaking patience and hard work. Always improvising and striving for the best in batik designs, Noor Arfa won the admiration and recognition from the local community for their meticulous design and high quality fabrics.

Already, Noor Arfa has achieved the status and rare distinction of being the largest batik producing in the country, with distribution centre spread throughout the nation. The factory itself occupies a sprawling 2.5 acres site in the Cendering Industrial Area of Kuala Terengganu.It houses not only the manufacturing facility but also one of Malaysia's largest batik showroom at (Lot 1048-K, Chendering Industrial Area, 21080 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia).It is frequented daily by bus loads of tourist eager to see the best batik the idyllic state of Kuala Terengganu has to offer. Our showroom and marketing office in Kuala Lumpur is located at this address

No. 293 & 295, Medan Tuanku,
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman,
50100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 603-2692 4700
Fax: 603-2694 4700

Target Export Market: UAE, Japan, South Africa, Netherlands, USA

With a strong force of more than 200 employees Noor Arfa continues to strive for par-excellence in meeting the discerning taste of every customer. This commitment pledge from the onset has been held steadfastly through their almost 2 decades in the traditional batik industry.

The company has been manufacturing Batik for the global market for more than 28 years.


Canned Food (Halal) - Pertima Terengganu Sdn. Bhd.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Terengganu State Economic Development Corporation. Established in 1972, Pertima has become a leader in producing high quality can food products. PERTIMA's factory is fully equipped and able to produce quality canned food products such as sardines in tomato sauce, egg jam, chicken curry, beef curry and renday.

PERTIMA also has been certified as a halal facilities.

Tinning facilities. Ranging from fishes, beef, mutton and also fruits.

Contact Details:
Kawasan Perindustrian Chendering
21080, Kuala Terengganu
T: + 609 - 6171 211 / 411 / 322
F: + 609 - 6171 246

- Tinned food – sardines, beefs etc under Pertima Brand
- Also offering services for halal tinning of beef / muttons etc under Qurban Aid etc

Venture for Furniture Wholesaler & Distributors

Lip Gee Trading, a furniture manufacturer in Malaysia is interested for furniture wholesalers or distributors within Terengganu, Pahang and Kelantan States.

Lip Gee's specialization includes Solid Rubberwood, MDF or Chipboard with wood veneer product, which can distinguish into dining set, bedroom set, buffet & hutch, entertainment set, occasional item, wardrobe and others.

Potential wholesalers/ distributor, please contact Mr. Leslie Chua at e-mail : or

IT Companies in the East Coast Region


• For the period of 2005-2010, ICT expenditure in Malaysia is expected to grow at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 10 per cent.
• By 2010, International Data Corporation forecasted that ICT expenditure in Malaysia will reach RM22 billion.
• The development and widespread usage of information and communication technologies (ICT) are central to the realisation of Vision 2020 of a knowledge-based economy.
• ICT usage has improved efficiencies among the Malaysian enterprises and has also directly increased Malaysia’s competitiveness in the global economy.
• Viewed favorably by multinational corporations for its competitiveness in the global arena, Malaysia was recently ranked in the top three of the services and outsourcing industry worldwide.
• Malaysia is also a preferred choice for IT off-shoring for companies in the West Asia. Progressive Government policies and efforts in offering a world-class environment and attractive incentives through special zones will continue to attract businesses from around the globe.
• The MSC Malaysia is evident of the Government’s support and encouragement towards the development of both talent and technology to stay competitive in the global arena.
• As at 31 December 2007, a total of 1,994 companies were granted MSC Status by the Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd.
• The companies are categorised into 6 main technologies namely creative multimedia, internet-based business, shared services and outsourcing, application software and mobility embedded hardware & software (MeSH), and institutions of higher learning.


No. 589-A, Jalan Nesan Empat, 20000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Tel: +609-6270320 / Fax: +609-6226059

KRIM Network Sdn Bhd is a Malaysian Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status company. The company specialises in supporting socio-economic development programmes. The Software Unit provides the information technology to assist portfolio managers plan and monitor a wide range of development programmes.

The Software Unit develops and maintains web based database application systems for programmes on bridging the digital divide, poverty, community service, economic intelligence, rural economic development, human capital development and budgetary expenditure monitoring. The company is among the very few that addresses the importance of effectiveness and efficiency when implementing programmes.

KRIM Network Sdn Bhd was established in 1997 and was originally involved in the business of conducting motivational courses and industrial training. Since then, the company has grown from its conventional business activities into the information technology media. The company is presently one of the leading information technology companies in Terengganu, with projects in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Perak and Selangor.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Upcoming Events: January 2009

6 January 2009:
Launching of SMIDEC Kuala Terengganu

9 January 2009:
Factory Visits
- Robina Flooring Sdn Bhd
- Amerseal Industries Sdn. Bhd.

15 January 2009:
- Launching of MWT

Organic Gain Sdn. Bhd.

Bussiness: Aquaculture business in organically grown hybrid catfish (clarias sp or Ikan Keli)
Location: Karak, Pahang.
Product: Fillet, Frozen and smoked catfish.

Looking for:
Buyer ex-farm and buyer that want to process into finish product such as fillet, smoke, frozen (clean and gutted). Factory - OEM.

Organic Gain Sdn Bhd
No.24, Jalan 4/11B,
43650, Bandar Baru Bangi,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel : +603 8922 2020
Fax : +603 89223030
Email :
Website :

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sepatu Timur Sdn. Bhd.

Sepatu Timur is a manufacturer of leather footwear such as military footwear, uniform dress footwear, industrial safety footwear and ladies footwear under the proprietary brand MINOLI. The manufacturing facolity is located at its own 110,879 square feet land with annual production capacity of 375,000 pairs. Link:

Contact Details:
Sepatu Timur Sdn. Bhd.
Lot 1316, K.P. Pengkalan Chepa II
Jalan Padang Tembak
16100 Kota Bharu
Tel : 7739617/773 1342 Fax: 7736289

‘Footwear (safety footwear, combat boot, uniform walking shoes)’

Already exporting to:- Papua New Guines, Fiji, Cambodia, France and Tahiti.
Target export market: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia and Vietnam

Ladies Shoes

Military Shoes


Introduction - MATRADE Wilayah Timur

This blog is created with the aim of making MATRADE Wilayah Timur and it stakeholders closer via cyberspace. Among things to be updated includes programmes such as briefings, factory visits etc. The blog will be both in Bahasa Malaysia and English to take note that importers would be from the global market in which English is business language.

I hope this would be a growing website, continuing from the start of MWT from 2nd June 2008 with me as the first director and continuing towards future.
All enquiries are welcome. Our contact details are as follows:
Tel: ++609 - 6244778
Fax: ++609 - 6240778

Salam Hormat,
Hasziah Mohd Yazid