Malaysian halal e-commerce site eyes global expansion

By Gary Scattergood

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Malaysian halal e-commerce site eyes global expansion
Aladdin Street, a Malaysian halal-focused e-commerce site, will expand to Singapore by the year-end, with further international growth in 2017.

The startup launched in Malaysia in April and seeks to promote halal products as premium and healthy goods, even for non-Muslims.

The venture’s co-founder is Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, who became the first Malaysian to go into space in 2007.

Dr Muszaphar said the company has plans to invest about US$100m over the next three years to expand its operations and marketing to over 30 countries worldwide including Singapore, Indonesia, India, China, the Middle East, and parts of Europe.

The firm currently has 20 employees in Singapore, a number that is expected to rise to 50 when it launches. Singapore and China are the two largest importers of Halal products from Malaysia.

Overall, the site aims to secure 1,500 merchants, with around 30,000 food, cosmetics and electronics products.

"Halal is not only for Muslims, but for everyone in search of a safer, healthier and more wholesome lifestyle​," said Dr Sheikh.

He stressed all merchants are carefully vetted and have to be invited to sell their goods on the platform.

Aladdin Street’s expansion comes on the back of a number of new halal e-commerce ventures globally.

Last month UK Halal food brand Haloodies launched 16 lines with Amazon Fresh, while earlier this week the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) registered with the Malaysian Trade Ministry's halal e-commerce portal to endorse Indonesian halal products.

While the site does not directly sell goods, it directs buyers to verified suppliers or its e-commerce partners.

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Non Halal

Posted by Non Halal Australia Fb,

Syed, halal is NOT for all. I do not what to have any part sharia. halal is the spread of a barbaric and pathetic religion. sharia law is all part of the muslium domination, that promotes the following: Raping of children, beating of female and children, execution of non muslims (as told in the quran), stoning of females and not forgetting FGM. So I will never ever trust a morsole as they are told to lie to non muslims.

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Halal is not only for Muslims, but for everyone!


What Dr.Sheikh said is true. Let us explain to the whole world what is Halal and what is Haraam.

Looking forward to join the "Halal team".

Syed Mohammed, +91 9486465066, Tamilnadu, India.

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