First Bidayuh woman with pepper export licence

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Nang Ori targets China and Hong Kong

KUCHING: Pepper-based products branded ‘Nang Ori’, which have been in the local market for the past three years, are set to penetrate more international markets.

The company, Nang Ori Sdn Bhd, is targeting China and Hong Kong markets next year after successfully exporting its products to Singapore and Brunei this year.

In telling this to the New Sarawak Tribune yesterday, its founder Awaeang Kwasin said the company received requests for Nang Ori products to be exported to China and Hong Kong, adding that only a few things have to be finalised including the terms of good manufacturing practices (GMP) and documentations before they can be realised.

Awaeang said she was inspired to get her products into China and Hong Kong’s market but at the same time will ensure her products continue to grow in the local market.

“I want to grow together with other small and medium enterprises,” said the winner of ‘Malaysia Top Achievers 2019′.

Awaeang with her award.

Awaeang, who is a Bidayuh from Kampung Bratan, Penrissen, received the award at the grand ceremony graced by Tengku Laksamana of Selangor, Tengku Sulaiman Shah, at a leading hotel in Kuala Lumpur recently.

“I am also looking to get Nang Ori products into the international market, while at the same time grow together with other small and medium enterprises to continue marketing our products in hypermarkets throughout Malaysia.

“My aspirations for the new year (2020), having won the award, is to continue expanding the ‘family’ of Nang Ori’s Exclusive Partner Mobile (EPM) agents to share the success of the business with others and enable them to generate extra income for themselves,” she said.

The 42-year-old, who graduated from Politeknik Kuching and Universiti Sains Malaysia, is also the first Bidayuh woman to obtain an export licence from the Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB) and had exported her products to China and Hong Kong.

Awaeang receives her award from Tengku Sulaiman (second right).

Nang Ori’s pepper products are sold at Aeon, Mydin and Giant hypermarkets throughout Malaysia.

Awaeang said this year, Nang Ori launched three new products, namely, premix Black Pepper Coffee with Tongkat Ali, premix Cafe Latte with Honey, and premix Black Pepper Milk Tea with Dates.

Nang Ori has also produced pepper-based massage oil and massage gel as well as the usual white pepper and black pepper in berries and powder form.

According to Awaeang, she was glad to see that her venture had paid off despite facing many hurdles when she first started.

Awaeang is grateful to receive the assistance of relevant government agencies and the hard work of her 20 employees.

Nang Ori has two processing factories in Kota Samarahan and Malacca with the capacity to process ten tonnes of Sarawak pepper products.

Awaeang (seated) with some of her employees.

Since founding Nang Ori, Awaeang said she has helped train more than 100 SME entrepreneurs as well as training more than 1,000 EPM agents to market the Nang Ori products.

“I always emphasise the need to give back to the community and share the company’s benefits with those around me,” she said.

Awaeng attributed her achievement to the support given by her family and her ‘Nang Ori’ team.

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