07 Sep

SSO Presentation to LKIM

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Yahya Hussin launched the Hari Peladang, Penternak, Nelayan Sabah 2017 (HPPNS) convention at Grand Borneo Hotel yesterday. The event was organised by the Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM)


Softwise Sdn Bhd CEO, Mr. Darren Lo, was invited to present our Supply Chain Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) concept to the participants. The SSO initiative has been successful in helping local SME entrepreneurs to market their products to a wider audience.

Mr. Darren encouraged the participants (farmers, breeders and fishermen) to put more efforts in bringing their products to the market. According to him, there is a strong demand for local products among the tourists and locals. The participants could work together as a community to upgrade their facilities and packaging in order to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

Mr. Darren looks forward to having more collaboration with the Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry in the future.

Softwise CEO Mr. Darren Lo speaking to the crowd

News coverage on the event :





13 Aug

SSO Joins Local Souvenir Center

Congratulations to CHOSEN, Borneo Impression’s Integrated Local Products Souvenir Store, for its grand opening this morning.

CHOSEN is currently home to the Chosen Latex products, which are produced from locally grown rubber trees, Que Yun Sambal Tuhau, Lameloka Kerepek Ubi Pedas, PME Ginger Tea, Tongkat Ali based beverages, medicinal ointments and souvenirs such as native musical instruments and handmade neck-laces. (Excerpt from Borneo Post, 13 Aug 17, by Shalina R.)

SSO would like to thank Borneo Impression director, Ms. Lily Xing, for inviting us to collaborate in promoting our Sabah local made products to the tourists. SMEs are welcomed to bring their products to CHOSEN and qualified products will be selected for display and sales in their gallery in Likas.

Minister visit to SSO CHOSEN gallery

Minister visit to SSO CHOSEN gallery

SSO shelves in Likas

SSO shelves in Likas

SSO shelves in Likas

You could read the press coverage on the event here :



31 Jul

Daerah Industri 2017 – Sandakan

Satu Daerah Satu Industri (SDSI) Peringkat Negeri 2017 adalah anjuran bersama Kerajaan Negeri Sabah, DIDR, MID dan MPS. Showcase SDSI ini diadakan di Plazza Harbour Mall, Sandakan SABAH dari 4hb hingga 6hb Ogos 2017.


19 Jun

Kaamatan Bazaar @ Center Point Kota Kinabalu

Center Point Sabah organised its annual Sabah Harvest Festival Bazaar between 13th May 2017 to 18th June 2017. The event was officiated by the Mayor of KK City, Y. Bhg. Datuk Yeo Boon Hai.

We were invited to showcase and promote Sabahan local made products as part of the Sabah government initiative under the Ministry of Industrial Development.

The Center Point Shopping Mall marketing effort was a great success as there were many visitors during the month-long bazaar. It was great to see that some tourists were curious about Sabah products.

Quite a number of tourists tried the Jus Bambangan (the yellow bottle showed in the images). If you are new to this fruit, here is how it looks like…

image taken from : macikmook.wordpress.com

The juice is bottled by Rass Enterprise, from Papar, Sabah. The fruit is known to have great health benefits, including its anti-breast cancer properties according to UTHM scientists.

Rosmah Ajumarih (founder of Rass Enterprise) joined the Supply Chain Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) scheme in 2016. Her products are now available in G-Mart supermarkets across Sabah through the marketing and logistics efforts of the scheme. You can read more about the success story featured in Berita Harian.


Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah article on Jus Bambangan

There is also a post on the product written by blogger Dayve Rampas.

Local: Jus Bambangan | Bambangan Juice (Rass Enterprise)


16 Jun

Roadshow @ G Mart Kinarut

Thank you for visiting us during our recent roadshow at G*Mart Kinarut. You can continue to support local entrepreneurs by purchasing their products from the display racks.

Promotion of Sabahan Products at GMart Kinarut

21 May

Kaamatan Celebration @ Plaza Shell

Congratulations to Plaza Shell for the successful Kaamatan Celebration on 20th May 2017. It was a great event with lots of cultural performances and activities. The highlight of the day was Janey Joyce John, 12, being crowned as the Miss Mini Harvest 2017.

Hap Seng Realty (KK I) Sdn Bhd is a supporter of our Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) business platform.  SSO is an initiative from the Sabah State Goverment to reduce the living costs of Sabahans and to assist local entrepreneurs to expand their businesses.

We are honored to participate in the bazaar held in conjunction with the celebrations. We show cased more than 50 Sabahan local made products, gaining warm reception from the locals and tourists alike.

Purchase of SSO promoted products

Purchase of SSO promoted products

Sabah products showcase

Sabah products showcase

Sabah products showcase

07 May

GREAT 2017 @ Sutera Harbour

7GREAT 2017 is the largest entrepreneurship conference in Sabah with over 5,000 expected attendees and up to 57 programs that focus on aiding Sabahan entrepreneurs build, grow and fund the next wave of startups and social enterprises.

Initiated by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the National Entrepreneur Development Office (NEDO), in collaboration with Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and the state Government of Sabah, the 2-day gathering will bring opportunities and access to entrepreneurship programmes that are not readily available to local entrepreneurs. The much touted event will act as a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to gain knowledge, insights and obtain assistance from the various participating government agencies including experts and players from various industries. Among the clusters at GREAT 2017 are Tourism, Culture & Arts, Social Enterprise, Agriculture, Technology and Women.

We are invited to showcase Sabahan local products as part of the initiative to promote local entrepreneurship. The event was a great success. Our Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, visited our booth and gave us encouragements. We hope to keep up the momentum in helping local SMEs to increase their productivity and profitability.


Interview of SSO CEO Darren Lo