Nona is a women’s magazine published in Malaysia. The monthly magazine has been published in Malay language by Shah Alam-based Kumpulan Media Karangkraf Sdn Bhd (Karangkraf) since November 1986. The magazine’s tagline is “Realiti Impian Wanita”, literally means the ‘Reality of Women’s Dream’.
Beside the print version, Nona has been published in hybrid forms when it also comes in the on-line digital platform since 2012. On 2 May 2018, Karangkraf entered a joint venture with Astro Malaysia Holdings (Astro) to establish Nu Ideaktiv Sdn Bhd to manage Nona and others magazines of the group. The magazine targets at the 25 – 45 years old female readers market. The statistics of Google Analytics in June 2020 shows print version of the magazine has a circulation of 30,000 copies monthly while the digital version website has 2.16 million visitors, 8.29 million page views as well as 274 thousand Facebook followers and 1.01 million average reach and also 256 thousand Instagram followers.
Nona is a prestigious women’s lifestyle Malay magazine featuring the Malaysian royalty, social elite, top celebrities and influencers. It also covers the latest fashion, lifestyle and beauty trends as well as exclusive interviews and success stories.
Nona has managed to garner some awards and recognitions notably the MPA Magazine Awards of Magazine Publishers Association Malaysia. Among the awards are :
- Bronze Award – MPA Magazine Awards 2016 – Category Women – Bahasa Melayu
- Silver Award – MPA Magazine Awards 2014 – Category Women – Bahasa Melayu
Nona as a women’s magazine in Malaysia has organised and presented the Nona Superwoman Award to honour outstanding individuals especially women who have contributed to good causes in various fields. Former cabinet minister, Rafidah Aziz was first to receive the inaugural Nona Superwoman Award in 2018. At the Nona Superwoman Award 2020, Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, wife of former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the main recipient meanwhile Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Health Director-General leading the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia was honoured with a special Nona Frontliner Award.