Malaysians are an innovative bunch too! Here are some of the things you use or see everyday, but didn't know they're invented by our fellow citizens:
#1 Newton egg maker
The detachable four-piece plasticware that cooks the perfect half-boiled eggs is made by a Malaysian! It all started when Datuk Hew Ah Kow was trying to make a perfect egg breakfast for him and his colleagues. He experimented with a drink mix can, which slowly evolved into the yellow plasticware we're familiar with today.
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#2 Nehemiah Wall
See the hexagon-shaped stone bricks on elevated highways and on the hill sides? That's called a Nehemiah Wall, named after its inventor, Dr. Nehemiah Lee. It's a reinforced soil retaining wall system, which is widely used in Malaysia and other countries in the region.
Image from Metrio
#3 Flipper toothbrush holder
Goo Yock Tee is the person you should thank for creating a convenient place to put your toothbrushes. The flipper toothbrush holder is popular with adults and children, which comes in various types of designs. It also keeps your toothbrush clean: away from germs and dust, and well-ventilated.
Image from Ana Sofia Photography
#4 RO water dispenser
You see this almost everywhere: in campuses, outside a row of shops, near a parking lot. Ooi Seng Chye created this machine to make clean water available to more people at a cheap price. 10 sens will give you 500ml of water!
Image from Cari Gold
#5 Pen drive
You use this at work everyday! The USB pen drive was invented by Phua Khein Seng back in 2000, and now everyone in the world is using it.
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