SPA Website by Malaysia Government

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It is official! The SPA website by Malaysia government! The website URL is SPA.GOV.MY. “gov.my” is the country coded second level domain which only applicable to Malaysia government organizations.

SPA Website by Malaysia Government
Image: SPA Website by Malaysia Government

But, you will be disappointed if you are expecting for SPA services from Malaysia government (are you ok?!). SPA is the initials of “Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam”, which is “Public Service Commission” in English. So, it is not related to spa at all.

My two cents

I discovered the website on Alexa top 100 Malaysia sites. I was shocked when I read the site title. Malaysia government suppose to know the meaning of “SPA” in English but they still use it in the official logo…


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5 Responses to SPA Website by Malaysia Government

  1. hasrul May 2, 2007 at 3:40 pm #

    I fail to see any problem here.

    I doubt people billions of people are shocked to discover apple.com sells computers instead of REAL apple.com (and that’s registered under TLD).

    Or people take ‘stars’ meaning literally in http://www.stars.gov.sg/

  2. ReadyCompanies May 4, 2007 at 10:50 am #

    SPA – it is the Number 1 result in Google for the word spa

    maybe they should re title their pages as
    SPA- Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam

  3. ZeMMs May 4, 2007 at 5:18 pm #

    I agree with hasrul… afterall, it is pronounced “es-pee-aye”, not directly “spa”. And I guess many Malaysians are already aware of that acronym when it is related to the goverment…

  4. Nasir May 4, 2007 at 10:14 pm #

    Wow, now it makes sense why SPA.gov.my is the most popular government-owned website in Malaysia. Most clueless (read: FOREIGN TOURISTS) visitors must be looking for “spa in Malaysia”. And all these weeks, I thought Malaysians are very career-centric and go to this site to get long-term and stable career with this public service government agency or in the overall government institution.

    Thanks Rustum for alerting us about Google. Now, let’s challenge all Internet Super Marketers including Fione Tan, Patrick Chan, Shaun Tan, Dr Ifran Khairi etc. to beat SPA for the “spa” keyword in Google.. HAHA…

    BTW Liew, you must be a fan of “spa”. I almost never understood what you meant earlier just by looking at your post headline. (that’s because most “spas” centres aren’t that popular for Muslim men)

  5. LcF May 4, 2007 at 11:47 pm #

    @Nasir: I am not a fan of “spa” and I never try it before. but my ex company has a spa (women only) in town :)

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