The leading e-commerce mobile shopping apps in Southeast Asia

The leading e-commerce mobile shopping apps in Southeast Asia

In today’s rapidly growing e-commerce world, mobile applications play an important role. Based on a report by Google and Temasek, there are more than 350 million internet users in Southeast Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesian, Thailand and Vietnam. More importantly, more than 90% of Southeast Asians connect to the internet mainly through their mobile devices, and this figure is expected to rise as smartphones become more accessible and the rapid improvements of faster and more reliable mobile telecommunication services. On top of that, the same report by Google and Temasek noted that the internet economy will significantly grow to become a S$328 billion (US$240 billion) industry with e-commerce as the main component and is predicted to garner as much as S$140 billion (US$102 billion) by year 2025. NPN has recognised this growing market on ecommerce platforms and have acquired a wide range of products from different industries and brought them online, offering a wide assortment of products for customers' different needs. To find out which companies are ruling the industry for the Southeast Asia (SEA) market, e-commerce aggregator iPrice Group and app analytics firm App Annie joined hand to conduct the map of e-commerce market survey. According to the survey, Lazada’s mobile...
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Here’s how to access social media platforms while travelling in China

Here’s how to access social media platforms while travelling in China

Gotta travel to China but worry about not being able to access the gram or stay connected with your friends on whatsapp and telegram? FRET NOT. Just purchase a China Travel SIM from Wiseroaming and insert the SIM card in your phone upon arriving in China and you’re all set!!! No troublesome VPN purchase or set up required. You no longer have to worry about missing out on your friends’ igstory updates or updating you own igstories. You can still navigate around town with google maps. We believe that’s a ton of hassle saved for you cos there’s no need to look for alternative apps to download just for your short trip. It’s business as usual on your mobile phone. And do you know what the best part is? These SIM cards are super affordable, and you can purchase them right here in Singapore on a platform you are familiar with before your trip. This means you can skip the queues and communication barriers and be connected right from the get-go. So what say you? I say hell yea let’s go roam wisely with Wise Roam Travel Sim cards. Psst.. we also have Japan, korea and Europe options available. Will...
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Singtel launches all-digital contract-free mobile plan targeted at millennials

Singtel launches all-digital contract-free mobile plan targeted at millennials

Singtel launched its first solely contract-free, all-digital mobile plan on Monday, 25 March, targeted at millennials and digital natives. Called Gomo, an acronym for Get Out More Often, the plan offers 20GB of mobile data and 200 minutes local talk-time for $20 a month. Customers sign up via the Gomo website and can get their SIM cards on the same day. A Gomo app handles all customer enquiries via a 24/7 live chat. A Gomo travel SIM providing 3GB data over 10 days in countries like Australia, Malaysia and Thailand is also available at $20. NPN is proud to have been Singtel's sole online channel distributor since the launch of GOMO Travel and we will continue to provide you with more of Singtel's offerings via convenient online channels. Singtel is also offering Gomo customers exclusive dining offers such as 1-for-1 discounts at selected hipster restaurants and cafes. "Gomo is for the segment of our customers who want to get things done easily and only want to interact with us digitally," said Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Singtel Consumer Singapore's chief executive officer. "We already have our SIM-only plans which address the needs of people who only want data but not so...
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NPN celebrates with Grab for securing US$1.46 billion investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund

NPN celebrates with Grab for securing US$1.46 billion investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund

SINGAPORE, March 6, 2019 – Grab Holdings Inc. (“Grab”),  announced it has secured US$1.46 billion of fresh funding from the Softbank Vision Fund (“SVF”). Anthony Tan, Grab’s Co-Founder and CEO said, “SoftBank and the Vision Fund are long-standing strategic investors and we are grateful for their continued support. The investment is a clear statement of belief in our vision to grow Southeast Asia’s technology ecosystem as the region’s Number 1 super app. Looking ahead, we aim to continue improving the lives of many millions of Southeast Asians by providing enhanced income opportunities through our platform, and giving our users more choice and convenience.”
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