Tag Archives: Jack Ma

Alibaba Hangzhou Dream Trip (Part 4) – Final Chapter / 阿里巴巴杭州之旅 (完结篇)

18 Mar


I have met many amusing new friends and learn many things during this trip, having the privilege to visit Alibaba’s office campuses (both Bingjiang & Xixi Campus), as well as Hema supermarket, was indeed an eye-opener for me. But having the honour to have a visit Jack Ma’s Tai Chi Zen Garden was truly an amazing experience.

This Tai Chi Zen Garden located in one of the reserve Wetland Parks of Hangzhou, Jack Ma has built a villa and turned it into his Tai Chi Zen Garden, where he come and learn and practice Tai Chi.

As you can see from the photos attached, the Tai Chi Zen Garden is a very beautiful place, it kept many Jack Ma’s personal belonging, souvenirs, paintings, calligraphies and the photos of some world leaders, celebrities who have visited this place.

Even though we do have not had the privilege to meet Jack Ma in person, but we the honour to meet his personal assistant – Mr Chan Wei, who is also the principle of this Tai Chi Zen Garden and the book author of “This is Jack Ma”.

If you are in Hangzhou, then West Lake is a place you must visit. Despite our busy schedule, we do have the chance to have a boat ride on the famous West Lake on the last day of our journey. the weather was cold, but all of us were warm in our heart, enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife.

I have learned much new knowledge and tactics about e-commerce and when e-commerce is incorporated into the new technology of big data, mobile apps, logistics, retails and others. What will be the future of e-commerce look like? And how is it going to help change and shape the world? I guess everyone is still in the exploring stage, including Jack Ma and Alibaba. I do hope Small Fish and myself could contribute a little to our local SMEs in this area.

Lastly, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all my new friends (Malaysia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Russia) whom we have much fun together. Let’s stay in touch and hope to visit you in the near future.

Thank you.

– The End –









最后的最后,我也想要对这个短短几天的旅程中所结交到的朋友(来自马来西亚、中国、印尼、泰国、韩国和俄罗斯 )说声谢谢,感恩有你们的相伴,同时也感谢大家在这几天教会我很多新知识,希望有缘再聚。



#Alibaba #阿里巴巴



Alibaba Hangzhou Dream Trip (Part 2) / 阿里巴巴杭州之旅(二)

12 Mar

#Alibaba has two main campuses (offices) in Hangzhou China, One of them is Alibaba’s Bingjian Campus (located in the Bingjian District) while another is Alibaba’s Xixi Campus (located in the Xixi District). The distance of both campuses is about an hour drive apart.

We first visited the Alibaba’s Bingjian Campus – there are a total of 5 building blocks on this campus, it housed almost 7000 employees who are working on the Alibaba B2B business (primary focus on Alibaba.com). When we first arrived at the campus, everyone is so excited finding the right spot to take photos with the Alibaba’s signboard, despite the weather temperate on that morning is only at 6 degrees but who cares anyway.

After we are done with our photos taking, we were asking our host where is Jack Ma’s office? Is he around? But too bad luck wasn’t at our side, he was not around. Well, what to do? We proceed touring the campus and later went on to our training room and continue with our e-commerce training.

On the following day, we visited the Alibaba’s Xixi Campus, this is much larger campus compare to Bingjian (like 5 times bigger) and it housed near to 20,000 employees. Alibaba’s Xixi Campus is the primary business hub for Alibaba group, companies like Taobao, TMall, Alipay, AliExpress, Ant Financial, Cainiao and others are all located in this gigantic campus.

The design of these two campuses looks more like a university than a commercial office. You can find there are canteens, restaurants, convenient stalls, library, laundry shops etc. And should you work in Alibaba, you need to address your colleague and manager as “classmate”.

This probably is Alibaba’s culture that Jack Ma wish to cultivate – a university working environment could inspire the Gen Y better, I guess.

to be continued ~~


#阿里巴巴 在中国杭州其实是有两个不同的园区(办公大楼)。一个是座落在滨江一带的阿里巴巴滨江园区,还有西溪区的阿里巴巴西溪园区,两个园区的距离大约是一个小时的车程。


当我们到达了阿里巴巴滨江园区的第一件事就是迫不及待找着有阿里巴巴招牌的角度拍照,感觉就怕没人知道我们来了阿里巴巴总部。哈哈。(没办法,我们都是第一次到来,当然兴奋至极了)。当照片拍完、满足后,另一件重要的事就是看看能够见到马云这位神人。但可惜马总不在 。就连马云本身的员工,也没有太多的机会见到马云本尊,他们和我们一样,也只是在网上或报章上见到马云。





Alibaba Hangzhou Dream Trip (Part 1) / 阿里巴巴杭州之旅 (一)

11 Mar

Alibaba, Jack Ma, 阿里巴巴, 马云

It’s indeed a great honour to be certified by #Alibaba for becoming an “Alibaba.com GET Lecturer” in Malaysia. Seriously the selection process was much tougher than I thought, at first when I signed-up for the certification course I was thinking it is just like any other certification courses, as long as you completed the training, you surely will be certified.

But it turned out to be not the case, we have to go through not only the training but follow-up with an online examination, presentation and an interview. And finally, out of the 30+ people who attended the process, only three were selected and thank god I am of them. And shortly after the final decision was announced, three of us were invited to Hangzhou, China for this amazing trip.

Jack Ma and his company Alibaba had always been a big name in me, they had created many unbelievable sales records, but exactly how big are they? Actually, I do not have a very clear picture until I have the first-hand experience during this trip.

Alibaba had accomplished many extraordinary works for the last 20 years, they have made global trading become easy and convenient. As stated in Alibaba Group’s mission statement “is to make it easy to do business anywhere.” And they have done it perfectly.

During these few days, I have learned much about #ecommerce, especially on strategies and technique on how Alibaba.com could help our local SMEs better in their exporting business. In Malaysia, we have many great SME company that produced excellent products, many of them are lacking an effective way to source for more high-quality leads. And I would believe that Alibaba.com is the answer to such problem.

For the last two decades, tens of thousands of businesses around the world have successfully leverage on the B2B online platform of Alibaba.com to source for their dream supplier and customer. And now being is a Business Coach and Alibaba.com GET Lecturer is my duty and mission to help more local SMEs to achieve this.

For the next couple of days, I shall be sharing some of the interesting, fun experiences and e-commerce business tips on what I learn during this Alibaba Hangzhou trip.

So stay tuned for more.


经过了重重的难关(上课、考试、演说、面试等)终于被 #阿里巴巴 选定成为在 #马来西亚 首三位获得 阿里巴巴认证的讲师 (Alibaba.com GET Lecturer)之一。

也因此原因,被阿里巴巴邀请到中国杭州走一趟。这次的旅程也真的是让我大开眼界,虽然我明白阿里巴巴集团是一间规模非常大的互联网公司,也了解到 #马云 是像神一般的企业家,他所说的每一句话都像是神化般的有道理、有震撼力。不过当我有机会真正亲身去体验这个象征神人的公司时,我才真的了解到,阿里巴巴到底是有多么的巨大和它们所做的一切,都是在改善着许多人每一天的生活,有如阿里巴巴的使命所提到的~“让天底下再也没有难做的生意”。

在这个旅途中也让我学习到不少有关 #电子商务 的专业知识,由其是如何的善用 Alibaba.com 这个独特的B2B平台来为我们马来西亚的中小企业发展更多的出口业务。中小企业在马来西亚缺乏的不是知识或技术,而是一个引线平台,有效的把在全球各地的潜在客户引进来,把生意做的更大更好。而 Alibaba.com 正是这个领域上做得最好的平台之一,它们已经帮助了成千上万的中小企业穿针引线,打造了无数的商机,而我有幸能够成为 Alibaba.com的认证讲师,就是要帮助更多的本地中小企业达到这个目标。

当 SmallFish 对接上 Alibaba.com 时会产生出什么火花时?我们就拭目以待。。。