Amazon will come to Malaysia and Singapore late 2017
Malaysian and Singaporean shoppers will soon be able to shop at the largest online shopping mall in the world, as colossal e-commerce platform Amazon has tied up with affiliate partner iPrice Group to announce the launch of Amazon.my and Amazon.sg by end of 2017.
Millions of local and international products will soon be made available to both Malaysians and Singaporeans with same-day delivery service countrywide.
Apart from Malaysia and Singapore, Amazon will also expand its footprint in other Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam.
The news was announced on the official iPrice site on 1 April, and it comes with an elaborated April Fools’ joke featuring one of the first special merchants – the self-proclaimed Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP, premiering the popular device named Bomoh Search Engine, Full Set.
The post read, “The product set is made exclusively for Malaysians and includes a pair of fresh coconuts, a pair of the “All Seeing Stick”, a wooden basket and a magic carpet. Made in Malaysia, the Bomoh Search Engine is compatible to traditional Bomoh spells and Harry Potter spells.”
At first, this may seem like fake news – a pure April Fools’ joke, but last year, Amazon had already revealed its plan to enter Southeast Asian market with Singapore as the first country to launch.
The truth will be unveiled at the annual AWS (Amazon Web Services) Summit on 18 April 2017 at One World Hotel as iPrice is set to reveal further details regarding the plan.