Why SEA CUCUMBER SOAPs are the most popular souvenir among Japanese travelers?

Sea cucumber that looks like a cucumber

Sea cucumber is a marine life that looks like a cucumber and also known as sea pickle. It can be eaten but does not taste as good as other sea creatures. If you cut it into a few parts, amazingly each small part will grow back to the original size!

The use of sea cucumbers as traditional antiseptics and versatile drug for various diseases has been known since 500 years ago by the community of Langkawi Island, Malaysia. The local people have long believed that sea cucumber has wonderful healing powers and has a beneficial effect on health care. Sea cucumbers can quicken the healing process of wound, skin eruptions, ulcers and very good for the immune system

Recently conducted online survey shows that sea cucumber soap is the most popular souvenir among Japanese tourist when visiting Malaysia. Recently, it has become trend in Japan to use this soap because of its undeniable beautiful skin effect with natural collagen that will rejuvenates and smoothen skin texture. It is also good to cure black spots, pimples, oily face, freckles and itchiness of your skin. This soap is so famous in Japan that people can purchase it in many online shops.

The soap nicely wrapped in traditional batik cloth and very suitable for souvenir

Sea cucumber soap contains a lot of infused sea cucumber oil together with other ingredients such as Coconut oil which is good for skin repair and some of it contain pepper mint essential oil which has cooling and refreshing effect to the skin.

Normally, this soap is made using cold process which helps to retain the natural glycerine that will moisturize the skin. Thus making the soap really natural and good for those having sensitive skin, sunburn and other skin problem. Don’t forget to get this miracle soap whenever you visit Malaysia and it can be used by both men and women.

Even the tagging and explanation are written in Japanese


(By Amirrudin Jaafar)
A Malaysian who spent almost 5 years in Kyushu University, Japan during his study. After graduated from Japan, he worked with Japanese automotive industry, 3 years in Malaysia and 2 years in Thailand as company window person. Currently works as a Japanese translator and interpreter.

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