Tech Hunter Unveils the Future of a Digital Lifestyle With #techmetobazaar in TTDI

Hi merry goers,

Salam Mubarak to all my readers who are fasting during this Holy Month. And to the rest of us, this is the start of Ramadan bazaars, good food and more! Who else finds it a hassle when you queue for that delicious murtabak or satay and when you reach the front of the line realize you don't have enough cash to pay? 

Well, as Malaysia is progressively growing to become a digital-first economy and this has empowered businesses to leverage technology to digitalise their business and offer a new experience for customers. Tech Hunter Global Sdn Bhd (“Tech Hunter”), a homegrown entity offering digital solutions for retail business creatively introduces #TechMeToBazaar, a Ramadan Bazaar in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (“TTDI”), where visitors can make payments from a variety of digital modes, including debit or credit cards and e-wallets. 

Stall owners and vendors at the TTDI Ramadan Bazaar are fully equipped with payment terminals, set up by PayHunter, a Tech Hunter subsidiary, so visitors can conveniently use their cards to ‘wave’ for payment or scan the QR codes available at each stall to transact. Visitors no longer have to worry if they cannot withdraw cash to pay for their buka puasa meals. The bazaar is open from 3 pm onwards, beginning from 23 March until 21 April and aims to attract 200,000 visitors this year. 

Yang Berbahagia Datuk Haji Azmi Bin Abdul Hamid, Executive Director of Socioeconomic Development, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) said, 

“I am both delighted and proud to see our business owners on the path to upskill themselves. They are learning and tapping into the mindset of their customers, who want convenient and seamless transactions across every aspect of their lives, including making the smallest purchase at the Ramadan Bazaar. This is a step in the right direction in empowering more MSMEs and SMEs to adopt digital solutions as Malaysia embraces a digital lifestyle.” 

Jenson Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Tech Hunter said, 

"We have seen the boom of e-wallets in recent years that exponentially increase Malaysians’ interest in conducting cashless transactions. This year, we are upping the ante, by giving a glimpse into the lifestyles of the future. With Ramadan Bazaars being a Malaysian staple, we know that there is no time better than now for us to encourage Malaysians to live life digitally.” 

Visitors at the bazaar will be spoilt for choice with over 150 stalls offering local delicacies. Together with Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN), SHOPLINE, GrabPay Malaysia and YTL Communications as sponsors, visitors of #TechMeToBazaar can also enjoy exciting promotions, including: 

  • Visitors who use their BSN credit or debit card to make an accumulated spend of RM50 with a maximum combination of three (3) receipts, will stand a chance to win a one-time RM5 cashback during the campaign period from 23 March until 21 April 2023. A total of 4,000 winners will be selected randomly. 
  • Visitors can also enjoy RM30 off, with a minimum purchase of RM200 using Grab’s PayLater function in the Grab app. Visitors will need to scan the GrabPay QR code at the stalls, key in the payment amount and “Pay Next Month” or “Pay in 4 Instalments” to enjoy the discount. 

*Terms and conditions apply across all promotional activities listed above. 

Tuan Hj Gulam Muszaffar Bin Mustakim, President, Kuala Lumpur Pasar Malam Management Association (PMKL) said, 

“The Ramadan bazaars are part of our culture, a phenomenon that helps set the scene in celebration of the holy month. While our traders are keeping the bazaar tradition alive, they are also aware of the growing need to innovate and offer digital payment options for their customers. We are excited to be working with Tech Hunter Global and our partners, to put the right technologies in place which not only enhances their operational efficiency, but enables them to respond to the digital demand of Malaysians.” 

Jay Khairil, Chief Executive of BSN said, 

“The programme reflects BSN's dedication to enhancing productivity and business growth among micro, small, and medium enterprises, ensuring they reap the maximum benefits. BSN provided 150 traders of the #TechMeToBazaar with a POS terminal to enable seamless transactions while improving visitors' overall experience at the TTDI Ramadan Bazaar.” 

SHOPLINE is a global Smart Commerce Enabler, offering omnichannel commerce solutions to help retailers to succeed anywhere and everywhere. Adding to its comprehensive range of tech offerings which include eCommerce and Live Commerce solutions, SHOPLINE has recently integrated its POS system with Tech Hunter’s Smart Mobile Payment Terminal. This integration enables retailers to easily place and checkout a customer’s order via a compact, wireless device - perfect for space-saving and mobile use. 

“We believe that shopping should be an easy and convenient experience,” said Bevan Tan, Country Manager at SHOPLINE Malaysia. “SHOPLINE’s Smart Mobile Payment Terminal is designed with Malaysians in mind, and we are proud to launch it at TTDI Ramadan Bazaar to make shopping this Ramadan an enjoyable experience for both vendors and customers.” 

Lastly, YTL Communications’ Yes is the telecommunications provider that powers the 5G connectivity throughout the entire bazaar. 

“This Ramadan, we are proud to launch the first ever 5G Ramadan Bazaar, powered by Yes 5G as part of the Tech Me To Bazaar campaign,” said Wing K. Lee, Chief Executive Officer at YTL Communications. 

“In line with our ongoing mission to enable 5G for All, we are bringing 5G connectivity to one of the most engaged activities of the festive season. Through the Ramadan bazaar at TTDI, we are making 5G accessible for both vendors and customers alike to experience seamless connectivity, fast internet speeds and ultra-low latency through Yes 5G. We welcome all to our Yes booths located within the bazaar, to kickstart their 5G experience powered by Yes”. 

For business owners looking to digitalise their operations, find out more information from Tech Hunter’s website: