The past year has been quite a challenging one for all businesses. The pandemic continues to have a heavy impact on almost all industries as we get used to the “new normal”. This has forced most businesses to innovate and digitalise their services in order to stay afloat.
While we may miss the way things were back then, we think it’s quite impressive how quickly Malaysia and the rest of the world adapted to the new normal! It also made everyone understand the value of the internet and how it can be a useful tool for evolution!
From virtual concerts to Asia’s first multi-market virtual property expo, we look at how these five industries have changed over the course of these few months:
1. Live concerts — one of the many industries we definitely miss!
It goes without saying that one of the biggest industries affected was definitely events. Since we weren’t allowed to gather in large crowds, event organisers and musicians had to think of new ways to hold live events.
Since we are living in the era of technology, the industry quickly turned to live streaming their events and even started using platforms like Twitch and Instagram TV to get up close and personal with fans! Who would’ve thought we’d be able to watch our favourite artistes on Zoom?
2. Weddings — a huge change to this billion-ringgit industry!
Ah, the billion-ringgit industry… we’re not kidding! According to the Association of Wedding Industry (AWIM), the industry is worth more than RM10 billion! Once the reality of not being able to host a lavish wedding sets in, planners quickly pivoted to smaller home ceremonies and some even hosted live streams of their weddings!
With the current restrictions of large gatherings, many couples have even resorted to DIY decorations that are not only cost-effective but friendlier to the environment too! So it’s not a total loss, hey? We wedding attendees, on the other hand, don’t have to go through the hassle of dressing up. 😛
3. Hotels — an unexpected change in the hospitality industry!
With the tourism industry being one of the most heavily affected by the pandemic, hotels had to quickly think about how they could offer their services in a way that could benefit the public as well as bring in revenue for themselves.
And so, the term Work From Hotel was born! Let’s face it, working from home may not be for everyone. With some hotels offering packages as low as RM30, now everyone can enjoy working remotely without feeling like they’re constantly stuck at home! Yay!
4. Education — an extremely important industry that adapted to change.
The education industry was one of the first to innovate and come up with a plan of action. As many schools and universities remain closed to ensure the safety of their students, many institutions pivoted to digital classrooms!
Even top universities across Malaysia are conducting online exams and classes! While you may not get the full “uni experience”, this might just have to do for now. At least you don’t have to wake up early to catch the bus anymore!
5. Property expos — an exciting change to this otherwise traditional industry!
Gone are the days where we could just drive to a property expo and walk around while speaking to the country’s top developers and view showroom units of new developments. With many industries around them adapting to change, the property industry also followed suit!
Yup, you guessed it…
We now have Asia’s very first multi-market virtual property expo organised by Malaysia’s largest property site, PropertyGuru.
Being the market leader in Southeast Asia, PropertyGuru Group aims to leverage its presence by providing a once in a lifetime experience! Boasting over 300 projects from 10 countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Myanmar, Australia and even the United Kingdom all under ONE virtual roof!
This unique event will run until the 12th of December 2020 and will mirror exactly that of a physical expo, enabling future home buyers and investors to browse through local AND international properties safely without leaving the comforts of their homes! Covid ain’t stopping you from owning a home!
Here’s what you can expect from the virtual expo:
- You can connect with property developers in real-time via live chat!
- Navigate through virtual booths under any of the five countries or international pavilions!
- You can explore the best projects and even walk through desired projects in real-time with the guidance of participating developers and real estate agents. Amazing!
- Visitors can even sit through 40+ webinars and interact through a live chat with industry experts to gain more knowledge about the property industry!
Joining Asia’s very first multi-country virtual property expo are world-class property developers such as Sunway, Tropicana Corporation, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB), UMLand, WCT Group and even PR1MA Malaysia!
What’s even more amazing is that you can even view property developers that are taking part in the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) that has been extended all the way ’til 2021! The HOC is a government initiative designed to support homebuyers that are looking to purchase homes. The Malaysia Virtual Hall has a total of 51 HOC projects! #discounts
If that’s not amazing enough, PropertyGuru aims to provide all necessary services to purchase a home under one roof too!
From experiencing virtual tours of the property booths to fast-tracking your home loan with a 99.99% accuracy check via the ProperyGuru Loan Pre-Approval, they have it all!
Wait, we’re not done yet! While you’re discovering the property of your dreams, you can even stand a chance to win weekly lucky draws!
With attractive prizes such as the iPhone 12, Samsung 43″ 4K Smart TV and the brand-new Sony Playstation 5, it’s an experience not to be missed! Additionally, PropertyGuru is also giving away GrabFood vouchers totalling up to RM50,000 for the first 2,000 project enquiry forms filled! Phew, what a deal guys!
Now that you’re all caught up with everything the PropertyGuru Asia Virtual Property Expo has to offer, be sure to visit the expo today! And guess what? The expo requires no registration at all to enter! Tell your parents, your friends and everyone around you to join in on this once in a lifetime experience too!
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