FORMER MALACCA HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS REGISTRATION FORM

Monday, December 12, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

MAHSOPA will like to send our Christmas greetings to our Christian members and Happy New Year 2017 to all members.

It was a very exciting 2016 year for us all and the year ended with the successful MHS 190 dinner.

Thank you all for your continuous support in MAHSOPA.

MAHSOPA 2016-2017

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

MAHSOPA TO CONCENTRATE POSTINGS ON www.mahsopa.blogspot.my FROM 2017 ONWARDS

MAHSOPA has been operating and posting our news and activities under www.mahsopa.net/mahsopa and www.mahsopa.blogspot.my.

www.mahsopa.net/mahsopa was started in 2006 while the blogspot was constructed later. As website technlogy improved with easier posting of text and photos, we find easier to post our news, activities and photos on our newer blogspot site. The earlier website must transfer the photos by FTP which is rather cumbersome.

As webmaster for these sites since inception in 2006, we will concentrate our postings on www.mahsopa.blogspot.my from 2017 onwards.

The old site will still be put there for visitors to read past articles.

It is for the better in terms of faster postings and maintenance.

We look forward to your continuous support in our website.

Merry Christmas to all Christians and Happy New Year 2017 to everyone.

MAHSOPA Webmaster

Monday, December 5, 2016

MAHSOPA MHS 190 ANNIVERSARY DINNER ORGANISING COMMITTEE

After all our hardwork, deliberations, friendly argument and many cups of teh tarik and Nescafe, our MHS 190 organising committee has successfully completed our biggest year event of 2016.

We celebrated our Alma mater 190 years of founding by holding a grand dinner for our alumni members from all over the world.


MAHSOPA MHS190 Organising Committee 
During that night, friends whom we never met after decades became a reality.

We also invited our former teachers and staff of Malacca High School. 10 other schools alumni were invited to join in our celebration as well.

The event started out at 7.30pm and only ended just past 11.00pm.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

MESSAGE FROM OLDEST MHS ALUMNI MEMBER & NEWSPAPERS WRITE UP ON MHS 190 DINNER

MHS 1931 to 1936

Sin Chew newspaper has written a piece on our MHS 190 Anniversary dinner.



By China Press





MHS 190TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE STAMP




MHS 190th. Anniversary Commemorative Stamp

During the MHS 190 Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, 3rd. December 2016, as a surprise to all attendees, MAHSOPA launched the sale of our limited edition MHS 190 Commemorative Stamp.

Only 300 sets of this stamp are sold at RM 50.00 per set without delivery. Delivery by Poslaju courier within Malaysia is set @ RM 10.00 only. Overseas postage/courier charges are separate depending on Zones around the World.

We sold more than 180 sets on the launching night. MAHSOPA wants to thank all buyers for their overwhelming support in buying this Collector's item.

Interested buyers can still express their interest in wanting to buy these stamps by emailing us at : admin@mahsopa.net. Give us your name, last year at MHS and address. Let us know how many sets of these stamps you want as well. We will get back to you. Thank you.

Webmaster
www.mahsopa.net

MHS 190 DINNER NIGHT

LCD Notice to our MHS Dinner 

Balloons decor in Ball room

Preparing the 70 tables 

Former teachers group photo 

Alumni members at the dinner 

MHS 190 Cake cutting with December birthday pupils 

Former staff and teachers tables 

PRE-DINNER SCHOOL VISIT ON 3.12.16

MAHSOPA final major event of 2016 was successfully carried out last night. This is none other than organising and hosting the Malacca High School 190 th. Anniversary dinner by MAHSOPA.

Planning for this event started about 6 months by forming our Dinner Organising Committee.

Momentum picked up during the last 100 days before the event.

PRE-DINNER VISIT TO MHS PREMISES

MHS students act as volunteer guides to show visitors around the premises 

MHS Warisan Gallery is located on 1st. Floor of MHS School Hall

Collection of old photos, trophies and other memorable artifacts in the gallery.

Some of alumni members on Pre-school visit

Datuk Rahim Roll of Honour in 1973

MHS Vision Statements

MHS Heritage Main Building


More than 20 former pupils came to visit the premises and toured around their former school.

All former pupils and family are invited to visit the School premises.

Friday, December 2, 2016

PREVIEW OF MHS 190 Anniversary Dinner Souvenir Programme

Tonight is our MHS 190 Anniversary Dinner. It is finally here. Limited seats are available based on first come and first basis.

Our MHS 190 Souvenir Programme can be seen here.: http://online.fliphtml5.com/etwt/wjjg/#p=1

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

PROGRAMME AND MENU FOR MHS 190 DINNER

All systems go for our MHS 190 Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, 3rd. December 2016.

Attached are the Dinner Programme and Dinner menu.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

TOTAL TABLES STANDS AT 65 TABLES

With the support from former MHS pupils, we have managed to rope in 65 tables in our coming MHS 190 Anniversary dinner.

About 45 ex-teacher and staff are attending.

FULL LIST OF EX MHS PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS AND STAFF CONFIRMED ATTENDING   190 ANNIVERSARY DINNER ON 3rd. December AS OF 27. 11.16

1. Mr.  Low Cheng  Kim
2. Mr.    P. Poonendarajah
3. Ms Alice  Wee  Siew  Eng
4. Mr Mahinder  Singh
5. Mr Kumara  Das
6. Mrs.  Mahinder  Singh
7. Mr.  Goh  Keat  Seng
8. Mrs.  Goh  Keat  Seng
9. Mrs.  T.  Rajendran
10. Mr.  Devarajan  Warrier
11. Tuan  Haji  Mohd  Rejab  Abdullah 12. Mr.  M  P  Ranganathan
13. Tuan  Haji  Husin  Abu  Bakar  (ex  Principal)
14. Puan  Hajjah  Khadijah  Haji  Hassan
15. Mr.  Teo  Boon  Khoo
16. Mrs.  Teo  Boon  Khoo
17. Mr.  Chin  Kim  Yoon
18. Mrs.  Chin  Kim  Yoon
19. Mr.  Sim  Beck  Choo
20. Mrs.  Sim  Beck  Choo
21. Mr.  Unni  Krishnan
22. Mrs.  Unni  Krishnan
23. Ms.  Audrey  Lim
24. Mr.  Poh  Liong  Yong
25. En.  Jaheni  Sidek
26. Mr.  Choong  Choe  Hin
27. Ms.  Alice  Chia
28. Ms.  Shirley  Chua  Siew  Eng
29. Mr.  Patrick  Loo
30. Mr.  Wee  Min  Yong
31. Mr.  Yew  Gin  Gee
32. Mr.  Chew  Kam  Wah  (clerk)
33. Mr.  Quake  Kwan  Lock  (poen)
34. Tuan  Hj.  Razali  Baharom
35. Tuan  Hj.  Mahmor  bin  Othman 36. En.  Abdul  Karim  bin  Bohari
37. En.  Abdullah  bin  Khamis
38. En.  Ariffin  bin  Mohd  Sharif  (peon)
39. En.  Baharuddin  bin  Datuk  Borhan
40. En.  Razali  bin  Mohd  Dali
41. Tuan  Hj.  Amat  bin  Absah
42. Hajjah  Mainon  Abdul  Wahid
43. En.  Jasmi  Hussin
44. Tuan  Hj.  Md.  Lasa  Yahya
45. Tuan  Haji  Ya'amah  Hj.  Dris  (ex  Principal)

Tables allocation are being done. Below is the possible table allocation.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

PRE-MHS 190 DINNER VISIT IN MHS GALLERY


The MHS School management has agreed to hold a pre-MHS 190 dinner school visit from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on 3rd. December 2016.

All ex-MHS pupils are invited to visit their alma mater. They can start with a walkabout in the premises at 3.00pm.

At 5.00pm, the MHS GALLERY will be opened for visitors to view old photos and memorabilia displayed at the first floor of the school hall. Refreshments will be served.

Closing time of the gallery is at 6.00pm.

Visitors attending the MHS 190 dinner at 7.30pm may park their cars in the school compound and walk over to Equatorial Hotel with kind permission of the MHS management.

We hope all old MHS pupils and their families will take this opportunity to visit.


PRE-MHS 190 DINNER VISIT IN MHS GALLERY


The MHS School management has agreed to hold a pre-MHS 190 dinner school visit from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on 3rd. December 2016.

All ex-MHS pupils are invited to visit their alma mater. They can start with a walkabout in the premises at 3.00pm.

At 5.00pm, the MHS GALLERY will be opened for visitors to view old photos and memorabilia displayed at the first floor of the school hall. Refreshments will be served.

Closing time of the gallery is at 6.00pm.

Visitors attending the MHS 190 dinner at 7.30pm may park their cars in the school compound and walk over to Equatorial Hotel with kind permission of the MHS management.

We hope all old MHS pupils and their families will take this opportunity to visit.


EX-MHS TEACHERS AND STAFF ATTENDING MHS 190 ANNIVERSARY DINNER

23rd. November 2016

As of today, the list of Ex-MHS teachers and staff have confirmed their presence at our MHS 190 Anniversary Dinner on 3rd. December 2016.

EX MHS TEACHERS CONFIRMED ATTENDING  190th ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Mr. Low Cheng Kim
Mr.  P. Poonendarajah
Ms Alice Wee Siew Eng
Mr. Mahinder Singh
Mr. Kumara Das
Mr. Goh Keat Seng
Mrs. T. Rajendran
Mr. Devarajan Warrier
Tuan Haji Mohd Rejab Abdullah
Mr. Rangganathan
Tuan Haji Husin Abu Bakar
Puan Hajjah Khadijah Haj Hassan
Mr. Teo Boon Khoo
Mr. Chin Kim Yoon
Mrs. Chin Kim Yoon
Mr. Sim Beck Choo
Mr. Unni Krishnan
Mrs. Unni Krishnan
Ms. Ngeow Ah Cheng
Ms. Audrey Lim
Mr. Poh Liong Yong
Cikgu Jaheni Sidek
Mr. Choong Choe Hin
Ms. Alice Chia
Ms. Shirley Chua Siew Eng
Mr. Patrick Loo
Mr. Yew Gin Gee

Mr. Johnny Quake
Mr. Chew Kam Wah

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

OFFICIAL MHS 190 DINNER INVITATION CARDS SENT TO 10 MALACCA SCHOOLS ALUMNI

In conjunction of our MHS 190 Anniversary dinner on 3.12.16, we have sent out our official invitation cards to 10 selected Malacca schools alumni.
They are:
1. St. Francis Association
2. SMK St. David Alumni
3. SMK CHIJ Alumni
4. SMK Sacred Heart
5. Pay Fong Alumni
6. SMK Catholic High School Alumni
7. SMK Perempuan Methodist
8. SMK ACS Alumni
9. SMK Perempuan Tinggi, Melaka Alumni
10.SMK Gajah Berang Alumni
Each Alumni has been requested to send 2 representatives to celebrate our 190 Anniversary dinner.
We are waiting for their replies.

Monday, November 7, 2016

PRE-DINNER ACTIVITY AT MALACCA HIGH SCHOOL PREMISES ON 3.12.2016

PRE-DINNER ACTIVITY AT MALACCA HIGH SCHOOL PREMISES

MAHSOPA is pleased to announce that Malacca High School management is organising a pre-dinner activity at Malacca High School at 5.00pm, Saturday, 3rd. December 2016.

All Ex-MHS pupils of ALL batchesare cordially invited to grace this special event.

Meeting Point : Gallery Warisan MHS located at the front of Malacca High School Hall.

Itinerary : 5.00pm - Meet up at Gallery Warisan Malacca High School

                              - Visit Gallery Warisan by former MHS students

                              - Tea/coffee and refreshments

                              - Guided tour and School walkabout

                              - Group photo session


                 6.30pm - End

All diners with cars for MHS 190 Anniversary Dinner at Equatorial Hotel, Melaka can park their cars at our School compound free of charge. Compliments of our Alma Mater.

MHS 190 ANNIVERSARY ORGANISING COMMITTEE

PAYMENT FOR MHS 190 DINNER TABLE AND SEATS BOOKINGS

TABLE BOOKING AND SEAT BOOKING PAYMENT FOR MHS 190 DINNER

As we are fast approaching our MHS 190 Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, 3rd. December 2016, we want to ask people who has booked your tables or seats to pay for your tables or seats for this dinner.

After your payments are made, MAHSOPA will allocate the seatings according to Year batches which we hope to display the sitting arrangements. A team of MHS Prefects will be acting as ushers to bring you to your tables and seats.

You can bank in your cheques or  transfer your payment to:

MAHSOPA,
A/C NO. 80-0047878-7
CIMB DAMANSARA HEIGHTS BRANCH,
WISMA UOA II,
6, CHANGKAT SEMANTAN, DAMANSARA HEIGHTS,
50490 KUALA LUMPUR.

After your payment, please email us your payment advice to admin@mahsopa.net or mhs190dinner@gmail.com.

SMS/WhatApps us at +6019-662-9090.

Your co-operation is appreciated. Thank you.

MELIORA HIC SEQUAMUR

MHS Organising Committee

Sunday, November 6, 2016

MORE THAN 60 TABLES TAKEN UP FOR MHS 190 DINNER

As of 6th. November 2016, MAHSOPA has received more than 60 tables bookings for MHS 190 Dinner.

We expect more tables will be taken up before our cut off date of 15th. November 2016.

We hope our former pupils can book their tables as soon as possible.

Online bookings can be done by visiting our website www.mahsopa.net.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

30 DAYS COUNTDOWN TO MHS 190 DINNER

On 3rd. December 2016, our MHS 190th. Anniversary Dinner will be held at Equatorial Hotel, Melaka.

We expect more than 60 tables to be taken up. If you have not sign up yet, you can do so by signing up online at www.mahsopa.net.

We look forward to your presence in celebrating our 190 years of founding Malacca High School.

Meliora Hic Sequamur.

Friday, October 28, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR HO FOR THIS HONOUR

Thursday, 27 October 2016 | MYT 12:44 PM

Dr Ho becomes first Malaysian to receive award from American College of Surgeons

Ho (left) receiving the International Guest Scholarship Award. certificate from Nigri
Ho (left) receiving the International Guest Scholarship Award. certificate from Nigri
 
WASHINGTON DC: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Urologists and Sexual Medicine Professor Dr Christopher Ho Chee Kong became the first Malaysian to receive the International Guest Scholarship Award from the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
The award was presented by Giuseppe Nigri, who is also Chair of the International Relations Committee (IRC) Scholar Selection Subcommittee of the ACS at a ceremony during its annual congress recently, in the United States capital.
American College of Surgeons Vice-President Prof Hilary Sanfey said: We are particularly, pleased that one of the 2016 recipients is Dr Christopher Ho Chee Kong, the first surgeon from Malaysia to receive this honour.
Dr Kong (Ho) is one of 12 recipients selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, all of whom had demonstrated a commitment to teaching and/or research in accordance with the standards of the applicants country,” she told Bernama when contacted.
On being the first Malaysian to be recognised by American Surgeons, Dr Ho, 41, of Malacca said: I am very happy and proud as a Malaysian... to be accepted in America, traditionally all doctors in Malaysia look up to the United Kingdom or Australia.
Dr Ho was given the opportunity to carry out clinical, teaching and research activities in North America, besides attending and participating fully in educational opportunities and activities of the ACS Clinical Congress.
The son of parents who taught deaf students at a school in Malacca, did not expect his application to be part of the ACS programme would be accepted with US$10,000 (RM41,820) in scholarship.
“I sent the application early last year to be in the programme, and only received an email answer at the end of the year,” he told Bernama while thanking College of Surgeons of Malaysia president Prof Dr Hanafiah Harunarashid, who he said had put in a good word to ACS on his application.
During the five-day congress beginning Oct 16, Dr Ho also presented a paper on ‘Surgical Training in Malaysia: Challenges and Roadmap’ which was also attended by Dr Hanafiah.
While in the US, he also had the opportunity to visit the world-renowned University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, where he observed robotic surgery on prostate cancer and kidney cancer performed by the distinguished Professor of Urology, Dr Claus Roehrborn.
He also took a tour of the facilities and the set-up of this spanking new state-of-the-art university hospital and was mentored by the illustrious Professor Dr Arthur Sagalowsky, another prominent urologist in America.
Meanwhile, Dr Hanifah said the Malaysia College of Surgeons and indeed, the nation was very proud to see the young surgeon receiving the award from the largest surgical institution in the world at a meeting attended by 30,000 surgeons from all over the world.
I hope this will be an inspiration to our young trainees in Malaysia and Dr Christopher (Ho) will use this opportunity to learn some of the finer aspects of modern surgery from the institutions that has produced many Nobel laureates and transfer the knowledge for the benefit of our patients, said Dr Hanifah when met in Washington recently.
Dr Hanifah, who has also won the International Medal for Distinguished Award from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, is the first Malaysian to have received the award. - Bernama

Webmaster : Dr Ho is a MHS graduate from

Thursday, October 20, 2016

CONGRATULATION TO PENANG FREE SCHOOL 200 ANNIVERSARY ON 21.10.2016

How one Malaysian school became a bright spot in colonialism’s dark legacy
N. Balakrishnan celebrates the founding two centuries ago of Southeast Asia’s oldest English school, which gave generations of youth an education not just of the mind, but also of the heart
N. BALAKRISHNAN
PUBLISHED : Thursday, 20 October, 2016, 12:39pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 20 October, 2016, 12:39pm
The Penang Free School. Minority voices have been saying that the old school was a colonial relic best forgotten. But while the school may have been “elitist” in one sense, it was also an avenue for social mobility for many. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Neither of my parents knew any English. The reason I can write passable English is down to the schools I attended in Penang, Malaysia. Penang Free School, my secondary school, celebrates its 200th anniversary on October 21. It was established three years before modern Singapore was “founded” by Stamford Raffles, and is the oldest English school in Southeast Asia.
The school’s storied history reminds me of the Janus-faced nature of British colonialism in this part of the world. One article of faith since my youngest days has been that colonialism is an evil system. Today, however, I realise colonialism has its merits; it moulded me and many generations in Malaysia in more ways, both positive and negative, than we would like to admit.
The founder of Penang Free School, English clergyman Robert Sparke Hutchings, who died of malaria in his 40s in Penang, proved that not all who worked for the East India Company were exploiters. He seemed a farsighted man, who wanted to ensure the school was free of religious control.
Malaysia’s prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman (left) arrives in Hong Kong for a private visit in the 1960s. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Malaysia’s prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman (left) arrives in Hong Kong for a private visit in the 1960s. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Malaysia’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman, and the nation’s best known actor P. Ramlee, were educated there, along with many academics and Dr Wu Lien Teh, the physician who was instrumental in fighting the plague in China by recommending the cremation of victims, a revolutionary idea at that time.
Minority voices have been saying that the old school was a colonial relic best forgotten. But while the school may have been “elitist” in one sense, it was also an avenue for social mobility for many. It also taught us the quaint notion that duty and team spirit are more important than “winner takes all” individualism. As one classmate and good friend said, the school was built to produce the self-sacrificing civil servants needed to keep the empire going, except that the empire it was meant to serve collapsed but the school kept churning out students with character anyway.
The result is that Free School boys, particularly the Chinese and Indian Malaysians among them, can be found scattered around the world, since opportunities became narrow in the modern Malaysia of ethnic preferences.
Both Abdul Rahman and P. Ramlee died poor. I cannot think of any Malaysian prime minister or famous actor today who will die in anything but extreme luxury. The values taught by the school may seem absurd in contemporary Malaysia. But looking at the greed and selfishness that is not only prevalent but admired today, I think maybe Reverend Hutchings should be seen as an inspiration. On October 21, for the first time in my life, I will be sincerely toasting the merits of colonialism.
N. Balakrishnan is a Hong Kong-based businessman

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

HO YEW PUN LIVES UP TO MHS MOTTO - HERE WE STRIVES FOR BETTER THINGS

Monday, 10 October 2016

Where there’s a will...

Bottling in process. — LIM WING HOOI/TheStar
Bottling in process. — LIM WING HOOI/TheStar
So what if you don’t have the knowledge or expertise? Ho Yew Pun, the founder of Bodibasixs Manufacturing, knew nothing about making personal care products, and yet he managed to build a company that exports to over 20 countries and makes over RM50mil in revenue every year. LIM WING HOOI reports.
JUST because you don’t have the expertise in a particular field doesn’t mean you have no chance of making a successful go of it. They say where there’s a will there’s a way, and sometimes it really is true.
Take Ho Yew Pun, for example.
The founder and managing director of Bodibasixs, which makes 12 types of personal care products and exports to over 20 countries, had no background in personal care products at all.
Before he started the company in 1995, Ho spent umpteen years as the branch manager of a finance company. Then, one day, he decided he wanted a career change, to move away from being a salaryman.
The question is: What business to get into?
This was a question that he was to dwell on for five long years. When Ho threw in his letter, he joined the family business and spent a few years helping his father to expand the hardware shop in Malacca into a wholesale business.
His familiarity with the hardware business naturally prompted him to consider going into the manufacture of hardware goods like nuts and bolts. But after spending five years doing research into the manufacturing processes as he worked for his father, Ho decided that it would be much better to make personal care products instead.
The manufacturing process for such products would be more systematic and cleaner, not to mention quieter.
“In early 90s, there weren’t many such players, while brand owners of personal care products were more keen to focus on marketing,” Ho recalls.
The next big question he had to grapple with was how to go about it since he had zero expertise in this segment.
Today, the company is a one-stop solutions provider for personal care products, doing everything from formulation to bottling and labeling.
Products that have been bottled are inspected before being sent for labeling.
Ho had a big hurdle to surmount, “but I had the people to help me make it happen,” he says. A key person who helped him was Goh Ser Heng, 62, who is today the company’s non-executive director.
It was Goh, then a factory manager at a pharmaceutical company in Malacca, who suggested that Ho go into contract manufacturing for personal care products. He was also the person who helped Ho set up his manufacturing line.
Being pretty much a finance guy, Ho knew he didn’t have the expertise to manage the new business. But, well, if you can’t do it yourself, you could always hire somebody who can do it, right?
And that’s exactly what he did.
Ho’s first hire was Lee Pang, then a logistics manager at one of the largest food and personal care contract manufacturing companies based in Shah Alam, Selangor. Ho came to know of her through his brother-in-law and decided she would be the best person to run his new factory.
He offered Lee the position of general manager, throwing in some shares as sweetener, to encourage her to join him as “Employee No 1”.
Lee, 60, remembers that the conditions then were good. The economy was booming and she had climbed a long way up the corporate ladder at her company, where she joined as a clerk and, over 16 years, rose to become the manager overseeing purchasing, planning and warehousing.
A worker ensuring that the labels for the products are correct.
A worker ensuring that the labels for the products are correct.
But she also wondered how much further she could climb.
Lee says she was impressed with Ho’s sincerity in wanting to get her on his team and decided to embark on a new chapter as part-manager and part-entrepreneur.
“I wanted to do something different, and Ho offered me that avenue.
“I was also aware that both Ho and Goh had invested over RM1mil in the company. I felt the pressure to deliver results,” says Lee.
Bodibasixs was formed in 1995 and operated out of a one-acre factory in Shah Alam with a staff of eight. Having to sign cheques on behalf of the company for payments to staff and contractors in her new job was something that Lee was not used to.
After all, she had been an employee with a stable salary all her life.
It was stressful, she admits.
“I saw the funds rapidly decreasing,” says Lee. But the pressure she felt also motivated her to work hard.
Lee (left) and Ho at the company HQ in Klang.
Lee (left) and Ho at the company HQ in Klang.
The company began with just one manufacturing line for talcum powder. To try and secure their first orders, they brought over 10 potential clients, multinational companies (MNCs) included, to tour the factory.
“MNCs require references. But being a new company, we had none, so we switched to looking at local brand owners,” Lee relates.
While it was generally easier to get orders from local brand owners. this type of clients didn’t have their own formulas for their products — unlike MNCS.
It meant Lee’s team would have to develop the formulations for their potential clients.
The problem with this was that they didn’t have a R&D team.
“We didn’t even have a chemist. We needed a laboratory, and we had to justify to the owners as to why this investment was vital,” Lee recalls.
Understanding the need, Ho got the funds required and made it happen.
“We then continued to invest in the necessary equipment. We understood that we had to get over this barrier,” says Ho.
The laboratory where they test and formulate products for clients.
The laboratory where they test and formulate products for clients.
Four months later, with everything in place, they did a trial run and managed to secure their very first local client.
That maiden contract was only for RM7,000, but as Lee humbly says: “We have to start somewhere.”
Bodibasixc has since grown from strength to strength. In the financial year ending June 30, 2016, the company achieved a revenue of RM58mil, compared to RM50mil previously.
Today, Bodibasixs has over 60 brand owners as clients, including hypermarkets, pharmacy chain stores, MNCs and local brand owners. They manufacture over 12 types of products and export over 40% of their products to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, the Middle East and South-East Asia.
In 2007, the company moved to a new six-acre factory in Klang. These days, they don’t just help brand owners with formulations but also offer one-stop solution — labeling and packaging included.
“We also share with brand owners information about product viability and market trends. Our philosophy is that we hope to grow with these brand owners,” says Ho.
Out into the wide world you go.
Out into the wide world you go.
He reveals that many of their early clients had grown sizeable enough to begin manufacturing on their own. Meanwhile, Bodibasixs continues to stick to their humble roots of accepting orders as small as RM3,000 even as they handle RM1mil orders.
Moving forward, Lee says they are looking at automating more of the processes at the factory, while maintaining the room for customisation for their diverse clientele.
“We are also going into manufacturing higher value products such as skincare and perfumes,” she confides.

Mr. Ho Yew Pun graduated from Malacca High in 1973 in Form 5.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

SPECIAL HOTEL ROOM RATES FOR MAHSOPA MHS 190 DINNER ON 3RD. DECEMBER 2016

Since some MAHSOPA members and well wishers have requested for special concession room rates at the hotels around the area, MAHSOPA has managed to get Equatorial Hotel and Imperial Heritage Hotel to offer special room rates for those who want to attend our dinner.
EQUATORIAL HOTEL, MELAKA.
Please contact Hotel Equatorial, Melaka 06-262 8333 Attn: Ms Jessie
Mention to them Malacca High School, MHS 190 Dinner by MAHSOPA
Standard Room (Single) with breakfast is RM 242.00 Nett
Double Room with breakfast is RM 262.00 Nett
IMPERIAL HERITAGE HOTEL, MELAKA
Please contact Mazura at 016-3372360 or email ssm@imperialheritage.com.my
Mention to her: Malacca High School
Superior (Single/Twin Sharing) : RM 200.00 per room per night including breakfast, 6% GST.
Deluxe ( Single/Twin Sharing ) : RM 230.00 per room per night
Extra bed : RM 95.00 nett per unit per night.
Members must contact the hotel they prefer directly.
Regards,
MHS 190 Organising Committee.

Monday, October 3, 2016

60 DAYS COUNTDOWN TO MHS 190TH. ANNIVERSARY DINNER

60 days to go to our MHS 190th. Anniversary dinner organized by MAHSOPA. Time is getting shorter by the day.

For those former MHS pupils, their relatives and well wishers who want to join in our celebration, please register online or via email as soon as possible.

Bookings registered and pledged including our reserved tables stand around 63 or more. We expect more tables and individuals will sign up within October. Our target is 100 tables.

Ex-Pupils from overseas should book their accommodation via the Internet.

However, MAHSOPA is trying to obtain good hotel rates at Equatorial Hotel for our guests.

If you require our assistance on hotel bookings, please email us at admin@mahsopa.net.

MHS 190TH. ANNIVERSARY DINNER BANNER

In order for MAHSOPA to create awareness of our dinner in Malacca, we will be putting up a number of banners in strategic places around Malacca.


We hope with these banners, more people will attend our dinner in December 2016.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

ONLINE DINNER REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE

HAVE YOU RESERVED YOUR SEATS FOR MHS 190!!!

MAHSOPA TO ASSIST FORMER PUPILS TO REGISTER ONLINE

After one month of placing our MHS 190th Anniversary Dinner announcement on our websites and social media for our former pupils to register online, some may find it cumbersome to do so. Let us assist you

MAHSOPA will assist you to register online, please provide the following details:

1. Name
2. Year completed Form 5 and / or Year completed Form 6
3. Mobile Number
4. Email address
5. No. of seats/tables for the dinner.

You can send your details to :

SMS / Whatsapp : 6019-662 9090

A notification will be emailed to you after the registration is successfully done.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

MAHSOPA CAREER TALK AT MALACCA HIGH SCHOOL

Our MAHSOPA deputy president, Dr. Leo Ann Mean presented MAHSOPA inaugural Career talk to Malacca High pupils today.
The title of this talk is " Career in Education".
Dr. Leo Ann Mean 







A series of career talks are being organised with Malacca High School management. The talks will be presented by former Malacca High graduates.

Another 2 more talks will be presented in this school year.

Robert Lim on "Career in Business" and Dato' Captain Hj. Abdul Aziz Abd. Rahim on "Career in the Shipping and Maritime Industry."