List of Malaysian inventions and discoveries

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This is a list of inventions by people who were born in Malaysia or current citizens of Malaysia.

List[edit]

Two glass of Bandung drinks.
Flipper toothbrush cover design.
  • Automatic egg boiler – Invented by Hew Ah Kow, a detachable 4-piece plastic ware.[1]
  • Bakakuk – Invented by indigenous people in the state of Sabah, a homemade shotgun used for hunting wild animals and protect traditional farms of the local natives.[2]
  • Bandung – Invented by the Malays, a drink consists of evaporated milk or condensed milk flavoured with rose cordial syrup, giving its pink colour. Although its name are Bandung, which is a city of Indonesia, the drink is hardly to be found there.[3][4]
  • Flipper toothbrush cover – Invented by Goo Yock Tee and Tang Peng Kee, a unique and globally-patented[5] one-touch mechanism flips open/close automatically in response to the gentle tug or push of the toothbrush.[1]
  • Greener/cheaper water dispensers – Invented by Ooi Seng Chye, a water dispensing machine which processes raw sewage water into clean drinking water through reverse osmosis method.[1]
  • Lytro camera – Invented by Ren Ng, a camera technology to solves the problem of unfocused photos.[1]
  • Nehemiah walls – Invented by Nehemiah Lee, fly-over walls consists of three major components: a facade, reinforcing bars, and soil. The wall comprises hexagonal (honeycomb-shaped) blocks of pre-cast concrete, each interlocked with dowel bars.[1]
  • Rainbow Loom – Invented by Cheong Choon Ng, a plastic device for turning small rubber bands into jewellery.[1]
  • Rubber stamp clone – Invented by Robest Yong, a new technology to make rubber stamp faster which only takes five minutes than need to take only one order for a day or weeks.[1]
  • Sapeh – Invented by the indigenous people of Orang Ulu in Sarawak, a type of string instruments.[6][7]
  • Sompoton – Invented by the indigenous people of Dusun in Sabah, a type of mouth organ instruments.[7]
  • USB flash drive, a data storage device – Invented by Pua Khein-Seng although there were also claims from other parties.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Darian Goh (26 June 2015). "8 Everyday Things You Didn't Know Were Invented By Malaysians". Says.com. Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  2. ^ D. Raj (4 August 2013). "Bakakuk: A home-made killer". The Star. Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  3. ^ Cai Yinghong (2014). "Bandung in Bandung?". National Library Board, Singapore. Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  4. ^ Tim Kindseth. "25 Authentic Asian Experiences". Time. Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Goo Yock Tee Inventions, Patents and Patent Applications - Justia Patents Search". Patents.justia.com. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Sarawak Sapeh". Angel Fire. Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  7. ^ a b Patricia Matusky; Tan Sooi Beng (28 April 2017). The Music of Malaysia: The Classical, Folk and Syncretic Traditions. Taylor & Francis. pp. 261–285. ISBN 978-1-351-83965-5.