Apple Watch arrives in Malaysia, along with special CNY edition

Expect this to be the favoured accessory at Chinese New Year gatherings

The Apple Watch is now available in Malaysia, joining neighbour Singapore who got the smartwatch first.

Both countries also saw another new addition to their respective Apple Stores: special editions of the watch with red wristbands.

Only available until 22 February, the red Apple watch will also be made available in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Pre-orders start today, with the watches shipping by 15 January.

It's a genius idea to ship the red watchbands out now, and you wonder why the other smartwatch makers in Chinese-speaking territories didn't think of it first.

To order, just surf on over to the Apple Watch store page.