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10 Malaysia Famous Brand You Didn't Know

When you think of a brand, you might have some popular brands come in mind such as Apple, Adidas, Mc Donald’s and other brands from all around the world. However, did you know some well-known brands which local Malaysians use in their daily life are local brands?


Have you ever realized this commonly seen brand in most shopping complex to be a local brand from Malaysia? Some people might think that BONIA was actually from Italy but it is eventually a Malaysia brand inspired by Italy.

It has a couple flagship and sister labels including Sembonia, Carlo Rino, Braun Buffel, etc.

2. Secret Recipe

Secret Recipe is a large café chain in Malaysia which started in Kuala Lumpur in the year 1997. You might have tried their popular deserts which are the Marble Cheese cake, Chocolate Banana cake and Chocolate Mud cake, etc.

If you are looking for a place to get a mouthwatering desert, Secret Recipe will be the place to be!

3. Beryl's

Beryl’s Chocolate, established in 1995, a Malaysian brand which produce premium quality chocolate and delicacies with affordable price. Beryl’s is often assumed to be a foreign brand from another country but who knows it was actually a local brand.

This brand mainly produces 3 types of chocolate which are white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate coming with a wide range of interesting packaging.

4. Munchy's

Munchy’s, a brand that grows up with me since I was a kid and I believe a lot of Malaysians are also the same. The Munchy’s Crackers with a hot cup of Milo is definitely the best breakfast to start a wonderful day.

This brand was founded in 1991 by the Five Tan Brothers which produced a variety of delicious cookies and snacks with presence in over 60 countries around the whole world.

5. Old Town White Coffee

Old Town White Coffee is a Malaysian’s largest halal-certified kopitiam restaurant chain. If you ever get bored of the local kopitiams, Old Town is a great place to visit with comfortable environment and quality food and beverages.

Old Town did not stop their steps doing business in restaurants. They also produce and sell instant beverage products which brings a lot of convenience to those coffee lovers out there.


Khind was established for more than 45 years in the market making it a leading local brand in Malaysia. It has been exported to more than 50 countries in the world as it brings convenience to the users with its electronic products.

Who would thought that this is a Malaysian brand?

7. Ogawa

When you see the name “Ogawa”, you might think it is a Japanese brand. But this brand was established by two Malaysians who are Wong Lee Keong and Lim Poh Khian in 1996.

If a good massage is what you are looking for, Ogawa will do the trick!

8. Shangri-La Hotels

Malaysia is well-known for their tourisms and Shangri-La Hotels is one of the best hotel that provides high end services and accommodations for those who stay in their hotels.

Shangri-La Hotels are under the Kuok group whose founder was Robert Kuok who is also the richest person in Malaysia and the 40th richest person in the world.

9. Marrybrown

What a surprise! Did you ever realize this popular, delicious fast food restaurant chain is a local brand?

Marrybrown was established in 1981 which is a Malaysian-based halal-certified restaurant which is also the first local fast-food chain to franchise its business in Malaysia. It now has more than 198 restaurants including the franchise all over Malaysia.

On the other hand, it also has over 388 outlets internationally serving delicious foods to the world. It is a popular fast food restaurant which gain a lot of loyal customers locally and internationally.

10. Sushi King

Another popular restaurant loved by the locals in Malaysia. Sushi King might serve Japanese foods but it is actually founded in Malaysia by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr.) Fumihiko Konishi hails from Nanao, Ishikawa, Japan.

It was formerly known as Sushi Kin in 1995 but now known as Sushi King by most local Malaysian.


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