By 1998, Jakel has become a major player in the industry after taking a leap of faith to directly import textiles from major producers in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, India and many others.
Sharing the Bumiputera Agenda for a larger participation in the business sector, in 2004 Jakel pioneered the first textile franchising in the country which successfully grew to 16 branches nationwide.
In 1990, Jakel ventured into a semi-wholesale business with a capital injection of RM500,000.
Seven years later it bought over the REX Theatrein Segamat and subsequently converted the premise into a popular Jakel retail outlet.
If you’re on a limited budget make sure you invest your money in good quality walls – you need a plasterer who knows what they are doing.
And get the best flooring, windows and doors you can afford.” “We bought the house from a lovely couple who had lived here for 42 years. We built an extension for the kitchen, which is now my favourite room in the house. We bought them two years before the extension was built!