Hong Kong DG Studio Bring A Touch of Creativity to Malaysia

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio is is hosting its second Malaysian retail expansion initiative this year as part of its ongoing city branding flagship promotion, an initiative that commenced in 2015, with the aim to grow the online and offline retail platforms in ASEAN countries for Hong Kong’s lifestyle and trendy brands. 

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio

Themed ‘Trendy Lifestyle from Hong Kong’, the HKTDC DG Studio promotion is hosted at IOI City Mall(LG-K5A, West Wing) from 19-30 June where 14 innovative Hong Kong brands are showcased. Two of these brands are also be participating at the Toys, Anime, Games & Comic Con (TAGCC) 2019 which is taking place at the PWTC (Hall 4 Booths 101, 102, 107, 108) from 22-23 June. 

The 14 DG Studio brands are Artiart, Cardhoda, Eco Concepts, FLUFFY House, Hoobbe, Hyone, Kilovest, Konstar, MH Blocks, Paris Garden, SOAP Studio, Tea Lab, Team Green and TINY.The two brands featured at the TAGCC are SOAP Studio and TINY.

According to Ms Hoh Jee Eng, Director, Malaysia, HKTDC, “These 14 brands offer an extensive range of personal or corporate gifts and premiums of quality and distinction. Shoppers and Malaysian retailers will be spoilt for choice with the innovative twist, fun and quirkiness to the daily functional lifestyle products. After all, Hong Kong is known as the birthplace to many unique homegrown brands which have taken creativity and imagination a notch higher to capture the imagination and satisfaction of end users.The products are truly interesting. Shoppers and retailers will certainly be able to fully appreciate the passion, innovation and craftsmanship that each brand has to offer. 

“HKTDC is also pleased to be back in Malaysia for a second time this year following the highly successful event hosted earlier this year where we experienced a substantial sales increase compared to our average monthly turnover. Certainly, this indicates that Malaysia is an important market for our brands and we look forward to mutually beneficial business opportunities for both countries,” she added. 

Konstar specialises in small household appliances. Its design innovation simplifies how time-consuming household chores are done. 4 of its products have since been awarded the RedDot Design Award. The Super Apple Peeler received the Red Dot Award 2014 honorable mentionwhile the Salad Master which clinched the Red Dot Award 2014 is equally genius. 

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio
Apple peeler, slicer, Vegetables basket dryer , juicer

For the environmentally conscious, Team Green’s eco-friendly and bio-degradable designer puzzles are made from ethically-sourced wood for gift-giving with a conscience. Its wooden 3D Ferris Wheeler, Music Box and Eiffel Tower puzzles are quite a sight to behold and provide hours of entertainment.

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio
wooden 3D Ferris Wheeler

For the eco-warrior, Eco Concepts bio-degradable cups and creative mugs made from 100% corn husks are attractive, innovative and fun. Its products are testimony that going green does not have to be boring. 

Supporting urban farming, Paris Garden’s home gardening kits allow novice gardeners to grow their own herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers from home. Anyone can have green thumbs with the easy to follow step-by-step guide included in the gardening kits. The brand’s herb growing kits are especially popular with aspiring chefs hoping to keep a herb garden. 

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio
Home gardening kits 

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio
Green in small pot

For the ultra-discerning hostess, Hoobbe’s household products are creatively and cleverly designed to make excellent conversation starters when hosting guests at home. Designed with a dash of quirk and fun, its Wooly Pins Pushpin, Floaty Duck Salt & Pepper Shaker, Right Cake Measuring Cups and Thanks Giving Salad Server are bound to arouse interest. 

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio
Right Cake Measuring Cups, Banana Neon Lights, Wooly Pins Pushpin, Banana shaped cellophane tape holder, ice mould

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio
Floaty Duck Salt & Pepper Shaker & fork holder & toothbrush holder & egg slicer & corn skewer

Artiart is an innovative design household products brand that produces home wares, drink wares and business-related items with a creative, quirky fun and colourful take. Its ARIceberg Suction Cup, with its grip bottom, and 100% leak proof Elegance Suction Bottle is heaven-sent for accident-prone individuals and are the company’s best sellers.

For those who enjoy the finer things in life, Tea Lab, as its name suggests, indulges in all things tea. Tea lovers will find the process of brewing a cup of tea more fun with the brand’s creative tea infusers and tea making accessories. Its unique tea scoop and infuser are firm favourites. 

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio
Tea scoop & Tea infusers & Elegant suction bottle

Tech-enthusiasts will love Hyone’s range of products. It markets smart and stylish design solutions for all occasions, with its focus on mobile phone gadgets and electronic accessories. Its Chic Crystal Ring that attaches to mobile phones to serve as a phone stand and fall proof Stand Firm Cup are best sellers. Hyone’s Mini Selfie Stick with bluetooth remote and mini tripod is highly useful for Instagrammers. 

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio
 fall proof Stand Firm Cup 

The tech-savvy will love Cardhoda’s range of card protector wallet and name card holders. Its aluminum case prevents malicious parties from unscrupulously reading cards containing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFD) chips for fraudulent activities. 

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio
card protector wallet and name card holders

For the young at heart, MH Blocks’s micro-sized construction brick toys will indulge the inner-child in us. Its miniature version of the classic HK Kowloon Bus and HK Cross Harbour Ferry are popular items purchased as uniquely Hong Kong gifts. 

FLUFFY House aims to spread joy, warm people’s hearts and bring a smile to their faces with their fluffy plushes of lovable characters and cheerful little animals. 

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio
mini HK Kowloon Bus and HK Cross Harbour Ferry & fluffy plushes

SOAP Studio’s collaboration with famous artist b.wing’s adorable representation of familiar superhero characters such as Wonder Woman and Batman in its gift products and collectors’ items are sure to grab the attention of superhero fans. 

For those who seek a unique twist in daily items, Kilovest makes various products such as watches, bags and passport holders, all in the ever durable and versatile silicone material. 

TINY specialises in Hong Kong feature models, model cars, accessories and scenes to memorialise Hong Kong’s typical constructions and facilities, amidst the fast changing skylines and scenes in today’s world. 

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) DG Studio
mini car

Hoh also shared that 2 brand owners, Mr Adran Chong of SOAP Studio and Mr Steve Ng of TINY will be onsite at TAGCC to engage with retailers and shoppers and share their insights on their personal journeys in this industry, from ideation to reality and commercialisation. 

DG Studio products are also permanently available at : 

• Parkson Elite at Pavilion KL 

• Parkson at 1 Utama Shopping Centre 

• CM3 at Sunway Pyramid 

• Times Bookstore at Pavilion KL 

• Times Bookstore at Bangsar Shopping Centre 

• Parkson Elite at Gurney Plaza, Penang 

Please visit www.hktdc.com for the latest information about the HKTDC and Hong Kong-related opportunities.​


  1. I so need on of those mugs.


  2. I am not familiar with most of the brand. Oooh. I would like to check out the gardening kits


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