Buro 24/7 Malaysia Digital Awards 2017: Cast your votes!

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By Gwen Ong

Buro 24/7 Malaysia Digital Awards 2017: Cast your votes!

[Update – 17 July 2017] Thank you everyone for your votes. The voting period has now ended. Any further votes will not be counted. The winners will be announced at the #BuroTurnsTwo party on 21st July 2017. 


Buro 24/7 Malaysia is turning two soon! In conjunction with this, we’re hosting our second edition of the Buro 24/7 Malaysia Digital Awards. Just like last year, we’re paying a special tribute to those who have made our digital sphere a little more exciting with their presence and creativity.


After careful selection, we’ve narrowed down the cream of the crop. This year, we’ll be handing out the awards in the following categories:

i) Favourite Social Media Influencer

ii) Favourite Digital Content Creator

iiI) Most Inspiring Entrepreneur

iv) Best Digital Start-Up


How will the winners be chosen?

The winners for each category will be determined through a combination of online voting (60%) plus offline votes cast by a panel of judges (40%) that includes the Buro 24/7 Malaysia editorial team and publishers.


What criteria will be used to evaluate the nominees?

The nominees will be judged based on the following quantitative and qualitative aspects of ‘influence’.


For the Favourite Social Media Influencer, Favourite Digital Content Creator and Most Inspiring Entrepreneur nominees:

(a) Number of followers;

(b) Engagement of followers (ratio of average ‘likes’ to total followers);

(c) Professionalism (which includes accountability, integrity, reliability, work ethic and communication);

(d) Quality of content (which includes originality, creativity and aesthetic appeal); and

(e) Presence (which includes industry credibility, personality, passion, affability, and gravitas).


For the Best Digital Start-Up category, nominees need to be:

(a) Malaysia-based;

(b) Predominantly digital in its operations; and

(c) Launched within the last three years (that is, not earlier than 2014);

(d) Demonstrate innovation in their field;

(e) Achieved something significant in the last year; and

(f) Be relevant to the Buro 24/7 reader (that is, independent trendsetters with a global outlook for what’s new and what’s next).


Dear readers, do keep these criteria in mind when casting your votes.


How to vote?

You’re just one click away. All you have to do is:

1) For each category/nominee listed below, carefully consider the criteria above while scrolling through all the nominees; and

2) Click on the image of the nominee you wish to support (one vote per category). Yup, just click on the image. 


That’s all! You can keep track of your favourite nominee and who is in the lead by referring to the percentage of votes at the bottom of each category.


Voting ends 16 July 2017, 11.59pm – so make every click count! The winner will be announced at the Buro 24/7 Malaysia 2nd Anniversary Party on Friday, 21 July 2017.


Here are the nominees…



1. Amelia Henderson | Emcee, actress and model (@ameliath)

Known for: Her acting, modelling and hosting gigs. The multi-talented Amelia, who started her modelling career at the tender age of one, is now setting her sights on Hollywood.


2. Azira Shafinaz | Singer, actress and TV host (@azirashafinaz)

Known for: A member of the DeFam girl group. Azira is not only skilled in singing and dancing but acting as well. She has appeared in several local drama TV shows as the lead character.


3. Bella Kuan | Lifestyle and travel blogger (@bellakuan)

Known for: Her beautifully curated photographs of her travels with bits of fashion and lifestyle thrown in. Bella is also an aspiring singer; her repertoire includes pop, jazz and ballads.


4. Brian See | Style blogger and model (@mrbriansee)

Known for: His sense of street style and charming boyish looks. Brian is committed to fashion, having worked on several brand campaigns and nabbing awards for his winning looks.


5. Cherrie Liong | Style blogger and stylist (@cherriemun_)

Known for: One half of Duo Gigs, a style blog documenting her fashion adventures with her twin sister Evangeline Yan. She constantly travels the world for style inspiration and brand campaigns.


6. Chryseis Tan | Entrepreneur (@chrystan_x)

Known for: Her enviable style wardrobe and various business ventures. The jetsetter has started up and co-founded various F&B outlets including La Juiceria, Goodness Greens Café and Greyhound KL, as well as fashion shopping app, Goxip. 


7. Fyza Kadir | Model, socialite (@fyzakadir30)

Known for: Her impeccable style and perfect complexion. The statuesque Fyza can be seen fronting many brand campaigns in both fashion and beauty.


8. Jane Chuck | Blogger, DJ and entrepreneur (@janechuck)

Known for: Her stylish #ootds on Instagram as well as her blog that touches on fashion, beauty and travel topics. Her portfolio includes modelling for brand campaigns, being a DJ and running cafés.


9. Juwei Teoh | Model (@juweiteoh)

Known for: Her modelesque appeal that has seen her smizing for numerous fashion campaigns and beauty spreads. Juwei also frequently documents her travels and fitness activities on social media.


10. Lucas Lau | Blogger and model (@lucaseelau)

Known for: His unmistakably Korean-like good looks and bold hair colour. With a keen eye for fashion, Lucas curates stylish snapshots for his Instagram and is constantly seen at glamorous events and brand campaigns. 


11. Kim Raymond | Personal stylist and manager (@kimchiraymond)

Known for: Apart from her role as the personal stylist of husband Keith Foo, this new mum-of-one is a style icon herself.


12. Marion Caunter | Host and fashion icon (@marioncaunter)

Known for: Her glamorous sense of style and fashionable wardrobe. Marion has come to be one of the most iconic women in Malaysia, regularly travelling overseas for high fashion events such as Paris Fashion Week.


13. Zaida Ibrahim | Entrepreneur (@zaidaibrahim)

Known for: Her juicery business, Impressed and advocator of health and fitness.  She’s also a fashionista, often gracing the pages of magazines and brand campaigns.


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1. Charis Ow | Fashion and beauty YouTuber (@charisow)

Known for: Her online channel covering a diverse range of topics including fashion, beauty, lifestyle and travel that are delivered with her sense of humour and quirkiness.


2. Emily Quak | Beauty YouTuber and makeup artist (@emilyquak)

Known for: Her flawless makeup tutorials and beauty blog. Emily constantly shares her thoughts on skincare, latest beauty products as well as travel experience.


3. Hanie Hidayah | Lifestyle, travel and beauty blogger (@haniehyd)

Known for: Her lifestyle blog and as an avid, fashionable traveller. She curates beautiful images not only on her personal Instagram but also on a shared account with her husband that focuses on travel.


4. Jenn Chia | YouTuber and singer-songwriter (@soimjenn)

Known for: Her satire videos and funny renditions with her partner. With her bubbly personality, the affable Jenn delivers her content with humour and relatable storyline.


5. Johanis Sani | Beauty vlogger (

Known for: Her YouTube channel that includes makeup tutorials, challenges, travelogues and vlogs. The 20-year-old has been likened to Ariana Grande, who is her muse.


6. Josephine Yap | YouTuber (@jyjosephine)

Known for: Many roles and guest appearance in YouTube videos with JinnyboyTV. Besides vlogging, the sweet-faced actress also has a clothing label called Artemis by Josephine.


7. Natasha Afzal | Beauty YouTuber (@beautywithtashy)

Known for: Her YouTube channel called ‘Beauty with Tashy’. Natasha’s makeup is always on point and the breakdown of each item used can be found on her Instagram.


8. Sean Lee | Actor, YouTuber (@seanlje)

Known for: His funny vlogs, life hacks, honest discussions and collaborations on YouTube. Sean’s videos draw inspiration from real-life experiences as well as personal collectives.


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1. Ben Yong | Restaureur and entrepreneur (@bigbenyong)

Known for: Changing the F&B scene in Malaysia in a big way as the founder and CEO of the BIG Group that has a handful of premium grocers and a slew of restaurants in its portfolio.


2. Bryan Loo | Entrepreneur (@bryan_loob)

Known for: Being the CEO of Loob Holdings Sdn Bhd. The company manages brands like Tealive (previously, Chatime), llao llao, Gindaco, and dining establishments like Hacha Mecha and Define:food.


3. Jenn Low | Managing director of Wanderlust + Co (@jennlow.wco)

Known for: Churning out lust-worthy jewellery under her ultra-successful label, Wanderlust + Co. The brand has amassed an international fanbase with A-listers such as Gigi Hadid and Olivia Culpo being part of the #WCOgirlgang.


4. Jesrina Arshad | CEO of PurelyB (@jessarshad)

Known for: Turning her health struggles into Asia’s first all-in-one health and wellness portal and marketplace PurelyB that covers well-being, fitness, food and lifestyle.


5. Joel Neoh | Entrepreneur, speaker and investor (@joelneoh)

Known for: His role as the founder of Groupon Malaysia, Fave and KFit. Besides that, the Harvard Business School alumnus was also the winner of The Firm (Malaysia’s version of The Apprentice) in 2007 and sits on the board of REV Asia.


6. Nadia Nasimuddin | Director of Naza F&B (@nadianasimuddin)

Known for: Spearheading the F&B division of the Naza Group’s legacy and extending her love for fashion by starting her own preowned luxury designer boutique, Portluxe of which she creative directs.


7. Roen Cian | Restaureur and entrepreneur (@roencian)

Known for: Starting popular destination bars & restaurants under the company The Group, which he co-founded. He also has an artist management and events company, sports complexs and cold-pressed juice bars, LifeJuice in KL and Jakarta under his belt. His latest venture is Common Ground — a series of co-working spaces around South East Asia. 


8. Tengku Chanela Jamidah | Businesswoman and fashion designer (@tcjamidah)

Known for: Channelling her sense of style and business acumen into her fashion label Thavia and beauty brand Dida. Her latest venture includes a design collaboration with Material Lipstick and dabbling in premier furniture rental with The Event Store Asia.


9. Vincent Tan | Entrepreneur (@2cent)

Known for: Co-founding The Capsule Hotel, a unique hospitality concept originating from Japan, under the Container Hotel Group.


10. Vivy Yusof | Entrepreneur and blogger (@vivyyusof)

Known for: The fashion empire she has co-founded and built. Thanks to her success in Fashion Valet, the dUCK Group and massive digital following, Vivy was listed on Forbes as one of Asia’s Top 30 under 30 for 2017.


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1. Doctor2U | Healthcare services app

Synopsis: Whether it’s health-related products or services, Doctor2U is available to tend to a user’s needs 24/7 via the app. This includes medicine, house call services, video consultations with a doctor and calling an ambulance. The app is made even better after forming a partnership with Microsoft, as announced in May 2017. 


2. Fave by Groupon | E-marketplace for deals

Synopsis: In short, Groupon has been rebranded to Fave with a similar concept but a better system. With smartphones taking the lead in our day-to-day lives, founder Joel Neoh made Fave a mobile-only experience, making transactions and redemptions of the deals much more seamless. 


3. GoCar | Car-sharing platform

Synopsis: Consider it an alternative to the traditional car rental services. Using the app, users can easily book, unlock and access a car directly with a smartphone – all at affordable rates and flexible timings. 


4. Goxip | Fashion discovery app

Synopsis: Saw an amazing outfit on Instagram and wishing you could get a similar-looking piece – perhaps at a fraction of the price? Goxip makes that possible. As CEO and co-founder Juliette Gimenez describes it, the app is essentially a “shoppable Instagram”.


5. Iflix | Internet TV service

Synopsis: The subscription video-on-demand service first came onto the scene in 2014. Since then, it has shook up the entertainment scene with its huge selection of TV shows and movies, and a database of more than 5 million subscribers.


6. Kaodim | Marketbase for service professionals

Synopsis: Users just need to tell the site what or who they need and within hours, Kaodim will introduce several qualified professionals complete with prices and profiles to compare them all before choosing the one


7. KFit | Digital gym membership

Synopsis: KFit is a platform designed to encourage people to be more active. It helps connect subscribers to fitness activities and new gyms, spas and studios in the city.


8. Lokalocal | Travel experience platform

Synopsis: Tourists, you’ll be able to explore Malaysia like a local. For locals, you’ll be able to discover hidden gems and unique experiences. Or sign-up to be one of their local experts and earn some extra moolah just by making new friends and bringing travellers around.


9. ServisHero | Marketbase for service professionals

Synopsis: Whether it’s cleaners, movers or plumbers that users are looking for, there’s a Hero out there for every dilemma. ServisHero can provide verified professionals along with their free quotations to get the job done. 


10. Shopandbox | Peer-to-peer personal shopping service

Synopsis: With Boxers available in more than 20 countries, anyone can shop for almost anything from another country (this is especially useful during a sale or for limited edition items). Just list the desired products and a personal shopper will take up the order, check the items, pack it all nicely and send it via express international shipping. 


11. Shoppr | Fashion discovery app

Synopsis: Save time (and possibly money) with Shoppr as the mobile app offers recommendations for clothes and beauty items. In addition, it assists users by showing similar versions of outfits worn by fashion trendsetters and allowing them to purchase it from partner stores. 



Scroll through and vote by clicking on an image below:

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[Update – 17 July 2017] Thank you everyone for your votes. The voting period has now ended. Any further votes will not be counted. The winners will be announced at the #BuroTurnsTwo party on 21st July 2017. 



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