Malaysian consumers now have the exclusive opportunity to savor the essence of The Solomon Islands through a range of distinctive #madeinsolomons products. This selection includes SolTuna, a delectable single-origin, sustainably-sourced tuna from the Pacific Ocean, processed locally for optimal freshness.
Additionally, consumers can indulge in locally-sourced and manufactured coconut-based personal care brands such as Coco Soap by Islands’ Own and KOSI by Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands, all distributed by Bountiful Ventures Sdn Bhd, recognised by its flagship brand Medella, Malaysia’s leading coconut cooking oil brand.
This venture marks a significant milestone as Malaysia becomes the first country in the ASEAN region to showcase these distinguished consumer brands from the Solomon Islands. Salana Kalu, Solomon Islands ambassador, expresses pride in this partnership, emphasising its role in supporting the livelihoods of local fishermen and farmers and their families.
The collaboration between these developing nations signifies a shared commitment to mutual growth and collaboration.
Backing this trade partnership is the Australian government through its Strongim Bisnis initiative. This initiative facilitates engagements between the private sector and the Solomon Islands government, fostering inclusive economic growth with the aim of alleviating poverty.
The Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Simon Fellows, highlights the close friendship between Australia and the Solomon Islands, expressing pride in supporting Solomon Islands’ entry into the Malaysian market and fostering stronger trade relationships across the Indo-Pacific region.
At the core of #madeinsolomons lies a commitment to environmental sustainability and community empowerment. SolTuna, with its flagship brand Solomon Blue, is not only dolphin-safe but also Halal- and Fair Trade-certified.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification further attests to its adherence to stringent sustainability standards. In parallel, Coco Soap by Islands’ Own and KOSI by Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands contribute to local employment, training, and skill development while sourcing coconuts exclusively from local farmers who maintain ownership of their land.
These #madeinsolomons brands are now exclusively available at Jaya Grocer outlets and online at www.medellamy.easy.co. Malaysian consumers can now experience the unique and sustainable products that showcase the best of the Solomon Islands, underlining a promising era of cross-cultural collaboration and economic exchange.