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02 October 2012

Small Mission Enterprise - Malaysia 1st SME Sitcom on ntv7

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Casts and crews of Small Mission Enterprise @ Private Screening Launch

In mid of September I was invited to GSC’s Pavilion Kuala Lumpur for MALAYSIA SME’s aptly titled Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E) screening. Celebrities such as Azura Zainal, Ludwig, Xandria Ooi, Yuri Wong, Megan Tan and Cecilia Yong showed their avid support while cast members Baki Zainal, Ash Nair, Alvin Wong, Ruzana Ibrahim, Adibah Noor, Indi Nadarajah and the delectable Chelsia Ng enlivened the proceedings with their presence. 

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Dian Sharlin welcomed the guests to S.M.E premiere
Emcee, Dian Sharlin welcomed guests to the premiere of Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E) presented by MALAYSIA SME, a partnership that aspiring Davids among today’s sea of corporate Goliaths will appreciate the light-hearted approach taken by MALAYSIA SME when it comes to edutainment that isn’t condescending, dry and preachy.  

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Wayne Lim, CEO of MALAYSIA SME
Wayne Lim, CEO of MALAYSIA SME delivered the opening speech and thanked everyone for making time to celebrate the launch of the much anticipated sitcom. 

A tongue-in-cheek take on Small Medium Enterprises, the sitcom will be MALAYSIA SME’s first foray into television, and it has the makings of a rib-tickling affair even as it looks to create awareness of the various stumbling-blocks encountered by entrepreneurs from all walks of life – whether it be a family stationary business, a tailoring shop or a pastry café. The quirky premise pays tribute to the gung-ho spirit and determination of those who decide to strike out on their own accord.

“It’s the first time ever that an SME sitcom is being aired on Malaysian television. And like any humble beginning that was fuelled by a desire to carve out a niche and champion the entrepreneurial spirit of gung-ho individuals, Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E) was an undertaking that was meant to inform even as it entertains,” asserts Wayne.
 “Hopefully, the colourful antics and comic timing of our talented cast will shine through in a comedy that the whole family can enjoy.”
Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Douglas Lim, director of Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E)
Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E) director Douglas Lim, who also took to the stage, credited the successful completion of the project to a strong story concept that never wavered from its quest to inject the technical know-hows of running a small business into light-hearted premise. 

“As the director, it was imperative that I was able to meld sketch-show elements of the show with the narrative that often had practical real-life situations that aspiring entrepreneurs have to deal with,” states Douglas. “Our wonderful cast definitely made the experience a memorable one.”
Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Some casts and crews who were involved in Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E)

When the velvet cordons were lifted, guests made their way into the screening theatre where episode one and teasers from subsequent episodes were premiered for the first time with audience given their first introduction to  Mohan (Ash Nair),  Zam (Baki Zainal) and Jose (Alvin Wong) as they embarked on their entrepreneurial journey.

Let see how Alvin, Chelsey, Ash, Baki and Ruzana act in the SME Sitcom =)
Small Mission Enterprise Synopsis:
Malaysia’s 1st SME Sitcom program portrays the story around 3 young Malaysians embarking on their entrepreneurship journey at different stages of their lives. Mohan (Ash Nair) taking on the challenge to improve & expand his family stationary business owned by his dad, Kumar (Indi Nadarajah), Zam (Baki Zainal) pretty much a “one leg kick” running a tailoring shop owned by his auntie, Cik Aminah (Adibah Noor) and Jose (Alvin Wong) newly jobless Salesman decided to open his own pastry cafe realising his passion for baking. Lydia (Ruzana Ibrahim) is Zam’s ever supportive wife. Michelle (Chelsia Ng) is Jose’s forever loving & loyal girlfriend works as an insurance agent and always saves him from awkward situations.
The show will portrayed are the various challenges confronting a typical like SME business in such a hilarious manner thus giving the audience a “Real like Situation” of the journey embarked by Mohan, Zam and Jose.

Every week, the sitcom unfolds different thematic plots that will present different dilemmas faced in business and possible solutions available for SMEs. This again is so representative of the realities of the current lifestyle of the young entrepreneurs living a world of endless opportunities & challenges.
Each episode will highlight various themes and situations that any businesses will go through such as registering the business, logistics, risk management, office automation, human resource, taxes, and so on. Serious topics but shown in such a hilarious manner that will sure to tickle your funny bone.

The various weekly themes twine around the central theme of “comedy, friendship & the never give up spirit”, a proven successful draw for audience of all ages. The show overall will not only provide a better understanding about SMEs to the public but to spark the fire of entrepreneurship as well.


Small Mission Enterprise (SME Sitcom) Trailer

From registering the business, logistics, risk management, office automation, human resource and taxation, serious issues are given a hilarious spin that is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. And judging from the reaction of the audience, Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E) was definitely off to a rousing start.

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Cast members was later joined on stage by Wayne Lim, Douglas Lim, David Ng of DHL Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Melvyn Ho of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Emmanuel Nivet of AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad for a group photo opportunity.  Respective Co Sponsors were also present; Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Syarikat Suruhanjaya Malaysia, Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Oris Watch and Sage Software Sdn Bhd

There was one moment where funny thing happened haha, Ruzana Ibrahim is the only one with her ribbon dropped on floor during the ribbon cutting ceremony. Ruzana looks really awkward and Baki for sure laughed out loud HAHAHAHAHA!
Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Here's that awkward moment of Ruzana while Baki still laughing out loud for this scene hahaha.

My review after watching the first episode of  Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E):
Well I watched the episode of S.M.E where Mohan is helping his dad to improve the business by getting the latest printer. There were many jokes involved with the printer, some were lame, some were funny and some were true;  Jose was planning to open his own company and thanks to his girlfriend Michelle, he manage to open the company easily. I my self as an self employed personnel, find it really interesting as I did opened my own company already but there are more stuff to learn and execute if I want to be a successful entrepreneur. 

I bet by watching this humor series of S.M.E sitcom I can learn how to be a better entrepreneur in future time =) If you are a person who wanted to have own business/company but don't know where to start? You should start watching this show then =)

Every week, the sitcom introduces different thematic plots that will present different dilemmas faced in business and possible solutions available for SMEs. The first episode will be aired on NTV 7 on October 4 and subsequently be aired every Thursday at 9pm.
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Here are more photos taken during the premiere of Small Mission Enterprise (S.M.E), Malaysia 1st Sitcom at GSC Pavilion. Some of the celebrities and personalities were there to support this event. Good to meet you guys =)

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah



Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Alvin Wong

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Ash Nair

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Baki Zainal

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Black and White - Yin and Yang


Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Zana Chin and Wilson Tan

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Xandra Ooi

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Megan Tan


Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Winnie Loo - A successful entrepreneur that I know =)

Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
Douglas Lim - The Director of S.M.E that make the show funny to watch =)


Malaysia first SME Sitcom Small Mission Enterprise - Baki Zainal Ash Nair Alvin Wong Chelsia Ng Ruzana Ibrahim Adibah Noor Indi Nadajarah
“In all seriousness, running an SME can be pretty funny!”

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