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Malaysia Sale 2009 – Calendar of Events July 18, 2009

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malaysia-mega-sale-carnivalAs mentioned in my earlier post, the 4th of July till the 31st of August marks the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival. Below is the Calendar of Events from today will the 21st of August.

July 18

TESCO Extra, Plentong – launching of event

Boulevard Shopping Complex, Kuching- launching of event

1Borneo Hypermall, Kota Kinabalu – Live concerts

Queensbay Mall, Penang – Handicraft Bazaar

July 19

Queensbay Mall, Penang – Shop Till You Drop Contest


1Borneo Hypermall

Centre Point Sabah

Kompleks Karamunsing

Wisma Merdeka

Star City North ( Asia City)

Plaza Wawasan

City Mall

July 20

Queensbay Mall, Penang – July 20-30;  F&B Week

July 23

KB Mall – July 23-August 10; Asia Brand Fair


Boulevard Shopping Complex

The Spring

July 24

Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur-  24-26 July; Summer Street Fest

Bukit Bintang Shopping District-  24-25 July; Samrah Festival;

July 25

Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur  – 25 July; Cut-A-Thon endorsed by The Malaysia Book of Records


Gurney Plaza

Island Plaza

Queensbay Mall, Penang

August 3

One Utama, Petaling Jaya – 3 August: Fashion Fair

The Gardens, Kuala Lumpur- 3 August; Fashion Fair

Plaza Pelangi, Johor Barhu – 3 August ; Fashion Fair


AEON Tebrau

City Square

Pelangi Leisure Mall

August 4

Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya-  Midnight Sale

August 8

Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru – August 8-9; 1st Anniversary Celebration

August 14

City Square, Johor Bahru – 14-23 August; home Decor Fair 2009

August 21

Plaza Pelangi, Johor Bahru – 21-31 August; Merdeka Bargain sale


Tesco Or Giant? July 1, 2009

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These are the two hypermarkets in Taiping. And yesterday, we had the ‘privilege’ to visit both in a day.

Yesterday is actually our grocery day where we try to do our monthly shopping. We visited both hypermarkets because there are some things because there are some items that my Hubby needs for the car that are not sold in Tesco. But our main grocery shopping was done in Tesco.

So, when we went to Giant, we indeed saw the big price difference of the things we bought from Tesco like milk, diapers and etc. I’m sure there are other things cheaper in Giant as well, like the car stuff that my Hubby bought but, for personally for me, a lot of things are cheaper in TEsco. Or maybe, I just really like TEsco better, the store Layout and etc. Most of the Giant hypermarket’s I’ve been too are usually a bit disorganized and confusing. But in fairness with Giant Supermarket, they do have more choices in meat and frozen products.

What about you? What’s your favorite hypermarket?


10 Ringgit Shoes June 26, 2009

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Have you ever bought a 10 Ringgit shoes? I just did and I’m so happy and satisfied with what I bought. It’s actually just the high heeled shoes that I’ve been looking for to match with my Punjabi suits and Sarees. I could remember that my Hubby took me to the shopping mall last month and asked me to buy a pair. So, I ‘obediently’ searched for my perfect shoes but the ones I like cost more than 40RM. And there were ordinary shoes that were sold from 20-30RM. Even if they’re cheaper but I don’t feel satisfied with it. So, I just told my Hubby that I’ll just have to wait till I get the perfect pair rather than just buying and not feeling contented with what I bought.

And I’m sure happy that I does pay to wait because  I bought this 10 ringgit shoes from The Store . Actually, it had a 70% off price tag which explains the cheap price but good quality of the product. So, now I have a nice pair of shoes to match my punjabi suits and formal wear.


My Favorite Place to Shop in Hatyai June 14, 2009

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Carrefour is indeed one of my favorite places to shop in Hatyai, Thailand. Why? It’s because it was so near our house, you could literally see us there every week!

One proof that we are their frequent customers/visitors is that we already know several workers in the Mall- from the people in Tsutaya, the Parlor, the sales people inside the hypermarket to the cleaners. It’s really quite amusing that everytime we go there, we alway meet someone we know.

My Hubby is also amazed why I never get bored of Carrefour. I don’t know, I just like to hang out in the malls just like I did when I was working ( I’ll post on that later). I think I like Carrefour compared with the other shops because I’m already so familiar with the placement of their goods that I can do my groceries with my eyes closed! LOL! And when we don’t have anything else to buy except bread or mineral water, it’s just a nice place to hang out because it’s cold , big and not too crowded ( that is during the weekdays after 7pm).

Oh well, writing about this now, makes me miss Carrefour, our house and everything and everyone in Hatyai. 🙂


Places to Shop in Taiping, Perak June 11, 2009

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Tesco Taiping

Taiping, the once old town is slowly changing its image from a town to a busy city with new establishments and shopping places on the rise. This is actually good news to me as I love to hang out in the shopping malls. Here is a list of the places to shop in Taiping.

  • Giant Hypermarket – This is a bit distance from the center of the town.
  • Tesco Hypermarket – Our favorite Hypermarket! Here you can also find Secret Recipe, Watson’s and other food outlets.
  • The Store Jalan Kota – Located at the old town, which is a very quiet place during the weekdays.
  • The Store Jalan Panggung Wayang
  • The Store Jalan Kamunting –
  • Taiping Sentral Mall- The newest mall in town! A lot of food outlets like Sushu King, Kenny Roger’s, Starbucks, Nash Donuts and a lot more!
  • Tesco Extra Hypermarket (planning)
  • Mydin Hypermarket (planning)
  • Taiping Mall (under construction)
  • Pasaraya Econsave (planning)

    Ceria 99 Shop Taiping June 4, 2009

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    We accidentally passed by the Ceria 99 shop here in Taiping yesterday and we were pleased that we did. We found so many cheap plastic ware ranging from 99 cents to 9.99 RM.

    Actually, we’ve been wanting to buy some plastic stuff for the house since last week. We went to Tesco and Giant but still found some stuff quite expensive. So, now I know where to go to buy cheap plastic wares and other stuff. But sad to say, we were still not able to find a covered dish rack like the one we had in the Philippines. Hopefully, we could find one soon.


    Things to Buy in Myanmar May 26, 2009

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    If you happen to go to Myanmar, here are the list of things you should buy.

    1) Jade or precious stones – Their precious stones are of good quality and very cheap compared to those being sold in other parts of Southeast Asia. I got this nice bracelet ( Jade with other stones) for only 45pesos or 3 Malaysian Ringgit ( approx. 1 $). And yesterday , when we went to one of the shops here in Malaysia, I found the same bracelet sold for 37 Malaysian Ringgit. Unbelievable!

    2) Spices – It must be weird to include this in the shopping list but for those who loves to cook, getting these spices is a must. Spices like star anise, cinnamon sticks , bay leaf and etc are just so huge ( 2-3 times their normal sizes) and the aroma is amazing. I still have to try out cooking with these spices but I’ve heard it just makes your food truly delicious.

    3) Myanmar Shirts- Of course to let everyone know you’ve been to Myanmar, why not buy one of those shirts. They’re selling it for only 5 Ringgit Malaysia ( 70-75 pesos).

    4) Paintings – Oh, if we just had the money, I could have bought one of those paintings that they sell in Bogyoke Aung San Market. It would really make a great souvenir item and pretty decorations on the wall. Most of the paintings, depict their life and culture in Myanmar.

    5) Pretty Pictures with embellished stones – Designs range from very intricate to simple and the sizes also vary. If you just want a very simple souvenir to give out to your friends you can get one for only 5 RM.