Although it is not often publicized, Malaysia is home to many well-known regional and international brands. Many of these famous brands are owned by companies listed on Bursa Malaysia.

Investors looking for great investment do not always have to sift through hundreds of annual reports. Very often, some of the best investments are right under our nose. All we have to do is to keep our eyes open, especially when we are shopping.

Here are seven well-known brands you may not realize are actually Malaysian.

1. Bonia

If you walk through most department stores, you will find a section selling Bonia bags. The luxury fashion brand that sells bags, shoes, wallets, watches, and fashion accessories is owned by Bonia Corporation Berhad (Bursa: 9288).

In Malaysia, the retailer manages brands like Bonia, Sembonia, CarloRino, and Braun Buffel. Bonia Corporation has a long history. It was founded in 1974 and started out …