Shah Alam, 31 October 2023 – Creative Lab, the retail arm of Niro Ceramic Group, launches its e-store, easing tile shopping for its customers. This e-commerce platform is set to reshape the way homeowners engage with its Swiss-quality products and home renovation solutions. The new e-store reflects a focus on enhancing customer convenience and access to its top-tier products. Offering a seamless and inspirational shopping experience, Creative Lab’s e-store empowers customers to explore a wide range of tile brands. Apart from tile shopping, the e-store allows homeowners to utilise Let’s Visualize — a built-in platform that allows shoppers to instantly visualise wall and floor designs; request for tile samples and free 3D designs; calculate the number of tiles required with a tile calculator; get inspiration from design ideas; and ask for tile installation service. “At Creative Lab, our commitment is to serve our customers better by making the tile selection process both convenient and inspiring,” said Ian Kok, Managing Director of Niro Ceramic Group. “We’re excited about the transformative impact of this e-store on our customers’ interaction with our products. It represents our dedication to quality, style, and innovation,” he added. Online shoppers can either choose for convenient shipping option or opt for self-pickup. This e-store marks a significant step for Creative Lab, emphasising on enhancing the customer journey and reflecting Creative Lab’s mission to provide an immersive home renovation experience. With a simple click, Creative Lab brings an array of premium products — such as the Slip-Stop range, Slim. Series, and Big Slabs, to name a few — within easy reach for homeowners who are not situated near to a Creative Lab outlet. Shopping for tiles has evolved, allowing homeowners to effortlessly transform their space from the comfort of their sofa. From requesting 3D free designs to purchasing and scheduling tile installations. Visit now to explore the world of high-quality tiles and home renovation solutions.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 31 October 2023 – A recent study by Visa highlighted the top five international destinations that Malaysian travellers are looking to visit this upcoming travel season, including Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore. The Global Travel Intentions Study , Visa’s largest and longest-running global consumer insights survey, was recently conducted to better understand Malaysians’ travel habits and preferences.

Other five international destinations Malaysians are eyeing to visit include South Korea, Mainland China, the United Kingdom, Brunei, and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In addition, survey respondents stated that they intend to take an average of 2.7 international trips in the next 12 months. Of these, 40 per cent of respondents intend to revisit a destination they travelled to in the past 12 months. The remaining 60 per cent of respondents said they planned to set off to a destination they have never been to.

Ng Kong Boon, Visa Country Manager for Malaysia said, “Visa is pleased to share findings from our study that indicate a healthy appetite for cross-border travel. These insights can be shared with our financial institution partners so that they can better understand Malaysians’ travel preferences and build relevant campaigns that reward our cardholders when they travel and pay using Visa. “

The top key motivators for Malaysians to venture abroad are relaxation (62 per cent), exploring and learning something new (44 per cent), embarking on an adventure (41 per cent), shopping (41 per cent), and self-rewards (20 per cent).

The survey found that Malaysian travellers use cards extensively for their pre-trip preparations, especially on big-ticket items such as booking accommodation in advance (76 per cent) and airfares (61 per cent). At their destination, Malaysian travellers use payment cards when shopping (41 per cent), dining (36 per cent), and while doing activities (36 per cent).

Of those surveyed, close to nine in 10 Malaysian travellers (88 per cent) preferred to use their main domestic cards for their overseas travel payments, with credit cards taking the top spot (49 per cent) followed by debit cards (35 per cent) and prepaid cards (16 per cent). Additionally, more than nine in 10 (92 per cent) of respondents said they used their cards for contactless payments.

When it comes to card usage, a majority of Malaysian travellers said convenience is the key driver of their expenses. Paying via card is the most convenient payment method, especially for items like local transport (public & private), dining, shopping, and other activities.

Despite the increase in travel-related costs, a large proportion of Malaysian travellers do not intend to make significant changes to their international travel plans. More specifically, more than eight in 10 of respondents (81 per cent) said they recognised the rise in travel costs. However, all but two per cent are planning to continue with their journey.


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