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jan tomaswaki
28-01-2010, 08:17 AM
Forummers ,just wanted to state that we all know that the cost of living is escalating. .It's a high time we must inform everyone where to get cheap vegetables,fish meat etc(anywhere).....I think most retailers will jack up the price in this CNY especially haircut.My sister stay in SJ for the last 30 years still do her marketing in Pudu,because it's fresh and cheap.Wifey bought me a Arsenal jersey in Spain cost euro19 and even less 30% (RM63) where M'sia sell at RM250 :eek: Something is wrong here?

superdude11224
28-01-2010, 09:34 AM
Cheap food and stuff i guess the easiest place should be Carreforre(think I spelt wrong).

Nick Chia
28-01-2010, 09:50 AM
One way is to avoid Large sea prawns, promfet, ma yow and expensive stuff. These items usually does not last long and if everybody avoid , the traders have no choice but to slim their profits.

bslee
28-01-2010, 11:10 AM
Cheap food and stuff i guess the easiest place should be Carreforre(think I spelt wrong).

Carrefour and Giant prices vary depending on location. Only a selection of "cheaper" goods or provisions are clearly advertised on flyers or on site. Don't be MISLED by everything or most are cheap at XXX place!
I still find price of vege, fish or other misc wet provisions are cheaper and better quality at "dirty filthy" wet markets around Klang Valley.
Old town PJ wet market is like going to a market somewhere in India, so many foreign labor manning the stalls.
Want cheaper and best quality food.. COOK AT HOME!.. :D

chin_wan
28-01-2010, 11:16 AM
Learn from what the Americans are doing during this harsh time for them.

21 Things We’re Learning to Live Without
http://www.bspcn.com/2010/01/23/21-things-were-learning-to-live-without/

Rhiga
28-01-2010, 12:23 PM
I think not much can be saved from food and the effort is too much compare to the savings.
A better way is to cut down eating-out especially dinner.

To withstand the impact of lower purchasing power due to inflation and weakening Ringgit,
1. cut down holidays
2. buy/replace big-ticket items last like plasma tv, car audio, house reno & deco.
3. cut down those fix monthly expenses like internet, Astro,
4. no maid

I am still using my 10 years old Toshiba 29” CRT tv.
I don’t have internet connection in my house.
I only subscribed to Telekom fix-line 3 years ago when we need to communicate with our kid.
Me and my wife will spend one day either Sat or Sun to clean the house.

Just my ways to foster closer ties with family member and at the same time have more quality time at home.

bslee
28-01-2010, 12:53 PM
Don't say I'm some stingy poker.
1. I eat rice meal ONCE a day, limit to 2 meals a day, thats it. Rice either at lunch OR at dinner.
2. My budget for 2 persons at any meal if eating out is RM8. NO fancy places..REALLY NOT NECCESSARY NOR WORTH IT. I'm NOT going to pay RM10 for a stupid cup of coffee. Many times I have tosai and plain water for dinner at mamak.. Altogether for 2 pax.. RM4. OK..sometimes Teh-O.
3. Drinks, air suam mostly or NONE...drink later on. NO fizzy drinks or sweet drinks (health sake)
4. I changed my old 29" CTV to LCD because the old clunker eats electricity current for breakfast. I'm NOT going to make TNB rich for my stupidity.
5. Should I find another reasonable broadband rate, I'M GONNA CUT THAT TM LAND LINE PHONE. I really DON'T NEED IT and ITS COSTING ME NOW unnecessary fees.
6. I'm actually finding it cheaper and economical to buy a whole chicken, bake it in my own style and have it for DINNER for at least 2 days, than spending more MONEY eating out. Savings and better quality food..COOK HOME. Don't know how to cook isn't an excuse.. TONS of recipes on internet and practice makes perfect.
7. NO NEED for any maid. Me and other half easily manage the household chores.
8. I go Mydin and buy RM30+ trouser pants. Good quality and no-one gonna criticize me that I'm wearing el-cheapo pants or shirts.
9. I drive my fuel efficient spartan Kancil around. Door unlock oso no-one take notice or steal. (errr.. please don't retort... I know when to lock and when I can take it easy).
10. Park my car whole day at Merdeka Stadium car park, take monorail to Sungei Wang area.. can window shop THE WHOLE DAMN DAY!.. walking around is GOOD EXERCISE.

Rhiga
28-01-2010, 01:01 PM
BsLee,

CRT tv consumes more electricity, really..

If this is the case, I will change my 29" tv.

Cheers

bslee
28-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Most big TV sets consume at least 600 Watts and above.
Take a water kettle and clothes iron as reference. 2000 watts and 1000 watts respectively.
The picture tube requires high voltage and current drive for the heating element. There's no escape when it comes to any CRT tube or thermionic tube that requires heater element for operation. LCD TV's are more modern circuitry and microelectronics, therefore substantial decrease in current consumption. CTV is now old tech. Change lah.. for long term savings if you watch TV often. Of course bigger LCD is more consumption. I think those LED TV's are even better but the downside is the price of it.

USJ27Resident
28-01-2010, 02:22 PM
Forummers ,I think most retailers will jack up the price in this CNY especially haircut. Something is wrong here?

After every CNY - the chinese traders, restaurant operators, cake sellers and whatnot - WITHOUT FAIL... WILL jack up all their prices... like 'clockwork' ! :rolleyes:

probably to recover from CNY expenses.... sigh!!!

bslee
28-01-2010, 02:25 PM
I have my usual haircut just out of USJ at ONLY RM7! for YEARS!

NOT recommended to fussy flers and may like the other species as stylist.
My haircut is merely to be neat...thats it...no fancy styles.

USJ27 bro!.. THIS DAMN LAND WILL SEE PRICE INFLATION IN FUTURE AND PEOPLE JUST HAVE TO find ways to EARN MORE to keep up anyhow. C-O-L sure to rise here n there. The poorer get poorer..unfortunate fate for many. This land is over dependent on imports, even essential goods which appointed agencies have many fingers in the pie which keeps the price up. There's NO free market, so NO competition, how to encourage deflation?..
There's a ceiling price..so distributors STICK TO CEILING PRICE and never go down. Our nelayan go fishing in "sampans". The fishermen from up north go fishing in TRAWLERS and huge NETS. One scoop and they can sell back Malaysian fish to us.
How many times can mere mortal rakyat change lifestyle ah?..

Rhiga
28-01-2010, 02:56 PM
Most big TV sets consume at least 600 Watts and above.
Take a water kettle and clothes iron as reference. 2000 watts and 1000 watts respectively.
The picture tube requires high voltage and current drive for the heating element. There's no escape when it comes to any CRT tube or thermionic tube that requires heater element for operation. LCD TV's are more modern circuitry and microelectronics, therefore substantial decrease in current consumption. CTV is now old tech. Change lah.. for long term savings if you watch TV often.

I don’t have much time to watch tv, and I prefer to read.

I only watch news and sometimes tennis and F1. I don’t enjoy watching soccer and hence I spent little time in front of the tv screen.

I think the air-conditioners are the biggest culprits in electricity consumption in my house.

Will consider changing to LCD but problem is where to put the old tv….is really sinful to throw away usable item and I don’t like the idea of having another tv..

Hope it kaput by itself :D

bslee
28-01-2010, 03:12 PM
Air conditioners are already near state of the art and most economical as far as current technology allow. Incompetent installation can hotter operating evironment will incur more consumption cost, thats it. Hot room, more energy, cool room, less energy required. simple.
Move to CH, Fraser's or Genting...no need air con and high energy bill.

jan tomaswaki
28-01-2010, 03:21 PM
Thanks for all the concern and ways to reduce savings,my intention is where to buy/eat cheap good.e'g Rest.Hock Hin SS19 where all food serve are by locals and roti canai in Kalifah (usj8) is 90sen,and prawns(B) in pudu market is RM40kg and small tiger prawns at RM18kg

Rhiga
28-01-2010, 03:34 PM
Thanks for all the concern and ways to reduce savings,my intention is where to buy/eat cheap good.e'g Rest.Hock Hin SS19 where all food serve are by locals and roti canai in Kalifah (usj8) is 90sen,and prawns(B) in pudu market is RM40kg and small tiger prawns at RM18kg

Sorry jan tomaswaki, I have deviated your thread with my previous posts.

I normally go to Herb n Food in SS15 for household goods replenishment.

The variety there serves my purpose and I think it is reasonably price.

There is another Herb n Food in Taipan, next to Watson.

bslee
28-01-2010, 04:49 PM
I normally go to Herb n Food in SS15 for household goods replenishment.
The variety there serves my purpose and I think it is reasonably price.
There is another Herb n Food in Taipan, next to Watson.

They're NOT exactly any cheaper. Speed99 (same price maintained at their chain stores around Taipan and SS17) can be cheaper a bit for many household products such as dish washing liquid, laundry detergent, etc. Even cheaper than both the hypermarts at USJ1. Herb n Food have renovated their premise recently, now up market mini mart I suppose.

zinglicious
29-01-2010, 01:25 AM
After every CNY - the chinese traders, restaurant operators, cake sellers and whatnot - WITHOUT FAIL... WILL jack up all their prices... like 'clockwork' ! :rolleyes:

probably to recover from CNY expenses.... sigh!!!

When I first ran the coffeeeshop with two stalls rental on hand in the 90's, I issued an ultimatum to them, no price increase or I wont open my shop until the 15th day of chinese new year! They objected and said things are expensive during the chinese new year and blah, blah, blah......
I told them how to justify 50 or 100% increase over thier food? Well, at least, I was democratic about it - no increase or I used the 15 day as an extended holidays!
Even at my old premises at Zing Zang, I just include a 10% service charge as an angpow for my workers during the 8th day of chinese new year. For more costly item profiterers, I just absorbed it as part of my thanks for the support given by my customers the whole year. :) ;) :)
BTW, I still do not know why should I pay 50% or 100% prior to the CNY for my haircut. I am sure the shampoo or razors dont go up that dramatically!

currymee
29-01-2010, 09:22 AM
They're NOT exactly any cheaper. Speed99 (same price maintained at their chain stores around Taipan and SS17) can be cheaper a bit for many household products such as dish washing liquid, laundry detergent, etc. Even cheaper than both the hypermarts at USJ1. Herb n Food have renovated their premise recently, now up market mini mart I suppose.

Yes, I have also found Speed99 to be cheaper even for normal items like diapers (unless the hyper goes on SPECIAL - otherwise, they are more expensive) - CAVEAT - for food item - RECOMMEND YOU CHECK EXPIRY - I have found a few items on Speed99 (SS19 chain) to be really DIRT cheap (20-30% less than anywhere else) and that it is only about another month or two before expiry - so TAKE CARE ON THAT !!

zinglicious
29-01-2010, 09:31 AM
And perisable goods like eggs - you can easily spot a old eggs when you break them where the yolk is runny.

Nick Chia
29-01-2010, 10:57 AM
Calsberg beer Rm 4.50 per can in Speed 99. They are cheap.

bslee
29-01-2010, 11:19 AM
........snipped........ have found a few items on Speed99 (SS19 chain) to be really DIRT cheap (20-30% less than anywhere else) and that it is only about another month or two before expiry - so TAKE CARE ON THAT !!

Thanks for the info. Yes, I'm alert on expiry dates, especially on tinned milk products. This is not in entire support NOR praise or endorsement for this chain mini mart, but I've observed they've prospered and expanded so rapidly that they're so worth a convenience store for many household product for random purchases. I think their bulk purchases are very sizeable for they numerous chain stores that they can have VERY COMPETITIVE prices to customer's benefit that I'm amazed even those USJ1 hypermart aren't able to match.
Expect me to walk into Mydin or Giant to buy a couple of tins of milk, dish washing liquid or just a bag of rice? Sorry, I loath doing that even if I can save a Ringgit or so, the approximity and convenience of Speed99 is to my satisfaction or agreement.

AllUrban
29-01-2010, 11:30 AM
Thanks for the info. Yes, I'm alert on expiry dates, especially on tinned milk products. This is not in entire support NOR praise or endorsement for this chain mini mart, but I've observed they've prospered and expanded so rapidly that they're so worth a convenience store for many household product for random purchases. I think their bulk purchases are very sizeable for they numerous chain stores that they can have VERY COMPETITIVE prices to customer's benefit that I'm amazed even those USJ1 hypermart aren't able to match.
Expect me to walk into Mydin or Giant to buy a couple of tins of milk, dish washing liquid or just a bag of rice? Sorry, I loath doing that even if I can save a Ringgit or so, the approximity and convenience of Speed99 is to my satisfaction or agreement.That's why we have Speed99 and the other one, Carrefour Express.

In fact, in Ara Damansara on Jalan Masjid there is a Speed99 and Carrefour Express right next to each other! :eek: Convenient mini-market shopping!

In the UK they also have Tesco Metro, which is a mini version of the Tesco Hypermarket. Would love to have something similar here...and Id love to see Herbs & Food grow.

Cheers, m

currymee
29-01-2010, 02:15 PM
Right now, Speed99 has become my benchmark for low-price good quality products, i.e. if I find anything sold by the hyper to be lower, I will buy as I know that price will then be REALLY cheap - otherwise I regularly shop at Speed99. :D

QuietStorm
29-01-2010, 02:19 PM
... otherwise I regularly shop at Speed99. :DWhere is Speed99 again? The name sounds very familiar. I'm sure I had seen the shop somewhere but at the moment, I just couldn't pin down its location ...

superdude11224
29-01-2010, 02:21 PM
Where is Speed99 again? The name sounds very familiar. I'm sure I had seen the shop somewhere but at the moment, I just couldn't pin down its location ...

It's next to Speed98. It's actually at Taipan near Maybank area I think.

bslee
29-01-2010, 02:21 PM
Where is Speed99 again? The name sounds very familiar. I'm sure I had seen the shop somewhere but at the moment, I just couldn't pin down its location ...

Taipan lah!.. Corner lot facing USJ11.
Also at SS17, PJ Old town, puchong, sunway, Bkt Jelutong, so many lah!..

AllUrban
29-01-2010, 02:26 PM
Where is Speed99 again? The name sounds very familiar. I'm sure I had seen the shop somewhere but at the moment, I just couldn't pin down its location ...It's actually 99 Speedmart - logo is below

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_foVwek7b5-c/SeLVvxJ0HXI/AAAAAAAACDE/XXxBHpJp5VM/s1600/PC290077a.JPG


Cheers, m

QuietStorm
29-01-2010, 02:31 PM
Thanks, people. :)

currymee
29-01-2010, 03:36 PM
The one at SS19 is the one where the old McDonalds used to be ... it is a much smaller shop than the Taipan one - taipan one is bigger and nicer.

zinglicious
29-01-2010, 03:39 PM
There is one just next to my shop at SS17 which is just beside the Esso and Shell :D

currymee
29-01-2010, 03:42 PM
Speed99 will give 7-11 a serious run for its money and funny for me to say it as I always expect "local" stores - no thanks to 7-11 (compared to hyper) to be more expensive until now .... :D

QuietStorm
29-01-2010, 03:46 PM
Speed99 will give 7-11 a serious run for its money and funny for me to say it as I always expect "local" stores - no thanks to 7-11 (compared to hyper) to be more expensive until now .... :DI'm so tempted to check it out. Will do once I have the time. :)

jan tomaswaki
30-01-2010, 01:00 PM
pass by USJ 14 fruit stall near Petronas many times,it seems that these touts (i call them) sell mandarins without the prices,not only one but all stalls :mad: That means if they see you drive a big car prices will different :mad: Forummers pass the word around BOYCOT THEM or call MPSJ to do something about it.Rajiv did i hear from you?

Rhiga
02-02-2010, 10:06 AM
They're NOT exactly any cheaper. Speed99 (same price maintained at their chain stores around Taipan and SS17) can be cheaper a bit for many household products such as dish washing liquid, laundry detergent, etc. Even cheaper than both the hypermarts at USJ1. Herb n Food have renovated their premise recently, now up market mini mart I suppose.

It is true Speed99 is cheaper.

I still prefer Herb n Foods because 1) varieties 2) Chinese herbs

Product variety is important as I hate to go more than I store and I don’t like hyper market due to the hassle of car park.
For example, I can find Mazola corn oil, and Pediasure milk powder in HnF but not in Speed99. And Speed99 don’t sell herbs for chinese soup

For those who like Tsingtao beer, HnF is the right place. One can is 3.80 only. I normally buy one cartoon (24 cans) and average per can is 3.50. Recently (less than one year), there is a wine section in HnF……..is convenient for picking the right Chardonnay unless you are a fussy wine drinker.

And lastly, it is MUCH MUCH CHEAPER compare to the supermarkets in KLCC…. A whopping average 25% cheaper. :eek:

I have cut down buying at KLCC even though it is damn convenient for me…..not for paying that much more..

currymee
02-02-2010, 10:42 AM
.....And lastly, it is MUCH MUCH CHEAPER compare to the supermarkets in KLCC…. A whopping average 25% cheaper. :eek:

I have cut down buying at KLCC even though it is damn convenient for me…..not for paying that much more..

Buying anywhere in Malaysia is cheaper compared to KLCC !!! :D :D (KL Cut-throat Centre) :p

bslee
02-02-2010, 12:40 PM
Do you all really expect 99Speedmart to have just about everything under the sun ah?.. Don't forget its just a convenience store stocked with fast moving essentials, saving you time, effort, distance and convenience, rather than you park 400m away from hypermart complex (worst still waiting to find a carpark space), climb 2 floors, push a bulky trolley, take 20min to pay for the goods, walk down 2 floors, stroll back 400m to your car, drive another 5km home and the effort to haul all the purchased goods into your home and another 1 hour sorting them out for storage. For anything else, the hypermart is the solution for nearly all your household and sundry provisions.
I recall back in the 80's, Savemart in SS2 started off as "Noname" sdn.bhd, retailing affordable or essential sundries like any convenience store and a wee bit cheaper than other traditional sundry provision shops. More than 2 decades passed now and they're a well known mini mart in SS2PJ BUT nearly most things now are not exactly at bargain prices but at market prices. Yet, I've observed its still doing well (whats cheap at SS2/PJ?..nothing). Perhaps PJ people who frequent SS2 are well to do and savings is not exactly a primary purpose. I could say 99Speed is cheaper than Savemart for many items.

Rhiga
02-02-2010, 02:56 PM
Herbs n Food happens to have all the household replenishments that I want.

For OTC (over the counter) drugs, I can get it from the pharmacy next to HnF….very convenient.

The only exception is perishable food like vege, meat and fruits which I have to buy from SS14 one stop.

I am a lazy old man, don’t want to drive many places and certainly don’t want to spend time looking for car park and pushing trolley in hypermarket….and hypermarket is not cheap anywhere. It takes about 2 hours per week to get all the stocks replensishments done.

Any extra time in weekend can be better utilized..

superdude11224
02-02-2010, 04:21 PM
It is true Speed99 is cheaper.

I still prefer Herb n Foods because 1) varieties 2) Chinese herbs

Product variety is important as I hate to go more than I store and I don’t like hyper market due to the hassle of car park.
For example, I can find Mazola corn oil, and Pediasure milk powder in HnF but not in Speed99. And Speed99 don’t sell herbs for chinese soup

For those who like Tsingtao beer, HnF is the right place. One can is 3.80 only. I normally buy one cartoon (24 cans) and average per can is 3.50. Recently (less than one year), there is a wine section in HnF……..is convenient for picking the right Chardonnay unless you are a fussy wine drinker.

And lastly, it is MUCH MUCH CHEAPER compare to the supermarkets in KLCC…. A whopping average 25% cheaper. :eek:

I have cut down buying at KLCC even though it is damn convenient for me…..not for paying that much more..


If you like economy beer then you should try Bear Beer :D , if you want you can try and add some beer into your dishes and see what happens.
:D

QuietStorm
02-02-2010, 04:28 PM
Buying anywhere in Malaysia is cheaper compared to KLCC !!! :D :D (KL Cut-throat Centre) :pYes, you're right there. In fact, the moment you enter the basement to park your car, the blade is already stuck in your throat ! :eek:

jimmyay
02-02-2010, 05:34 PM
For those who like Tsingtao beer, HnF is the right place. One can is 3.80 only. I normally buy one cartoon (24 cans) and average per can is 3.50. Recently (less than one year), there is a wine section in HnF……..is convenient for picking the right Chardonnay unless you are a fussy wine drinker.


Is it true that Tsingtao have 2 types, 1 produced in China-taste better, and another in Msia?

I got my regular Carlsberg at RM4.20 at Speedmart99. Now they sell Anglia Shandy at RM26++

bslee
02-02-2010, 06:16 PM
KLCC is a showoff showcase for tourists who can splurge and spend on expensive things and pay higher prices naturally. Its not intended for middle and lower income people other than cuci mata or "pat thore", so is Pavilion KL.
Nevertheless no-one stops anyone from shopping there if wanting.
Hmmm...when was the last time I went there..last decade I think.

QuietStorm
02-02-2010, 07:31 PM
Hmmm...when was the last time I went there..last decade I think.I wasn't so lucky. I was there 2 weeks ago. I paid RM8 in parking fees for a mere (approximately) 3 hours! :eek:. Cost more than parking in a hotel for crying out loud! :mad:

Phres
02-02-2010, 07:47 PM
anyone manage to buy "home made" CnY cookies with reasonable price? I noticed the cookies are expensive this year. Imagine paying RM22 for a jar of "home made" kuih kapit.

Naka
02-02-2010, 07:59 PM
Sometimes I wonder who make these "home made" kuih kapit.

They may employ cheap migrants to do it.

Any idea?

QuietStorm
02-02-2010, 08:03 PM
They may employ cheap migrants to do it.I'm quite convinced that's the case. :D

Naka
02-02-2010, 08:09 PM
I'm quite convinced that's the case. :D


In Kota Kinabalu, the Tai Bao, Tau Sa Bao & other Baos in the Hainan Coffee shops are all make by cheap migrants from Indonesia. But the combination formula are still a secret to the Hainan Boss.

QuietStorm
02-02-2010, 08:11 PM
In Kota Kinabalu, the Tai Bao, Tau Sa Bao & other Baos in the Hainan Coffee shops are all make by cheap migrants from Indonesia. But the combination formula are still a secret to the Hainan Boss.Just like the KFC secret formula? :D

Naka
02-02-2010, 08:20 PM
Just like the KFC secret formula? :D


Yes, the Hainan Boss closed the door & mixed some of the ingredients away from preying eyes & then let the workers take over remaining manual works.

KFC secret formula is all mixed up, packed & ready to use.

fRaNkY
02-02-2010, 08:47 PM
Every ingredient price increase already mah...so all goodies also naik harga... why not try making "home made" stuff at home :D

bslee
02-02-2010, 08:55 PM
Every ingredient price increase already mah...so all goodies also naik harga... why not try making "home made" stuff at home :D

One primary cause is because there's a CEILING PRICE on essential goods. People are mistaken by it thinking the price will NOT go up because its controlled. WRONG!. it CAN go up.
OTH, Why can't it go down..simply because there's no free market enterprise nor competition and import is strictly regulated. Go figure lah and form your own conclusion! Up or down the garmen collect taxes anyhow. So who's laughing to the bank, NOT YOU of course! They can also tell you another fib.. "protect local industry". You believe ah?.. One car manufacturer have been protected for 24 years now.. go figure again!

patrick
03-02-2010, 12:37 AM
Don't say I'm some stingy poker.
1. I eat rice meal ONCE a day, limit to 2 meals a day, thats it. Rice either at lunch OR at dinner......................

10. Park my car whole day at Merdeka Stadium car park, take monorail to Sungei Wang area.. can window shop THE WHOLE DAMN DAY!.. walking around is GOOD EXERCISE.

Wah friend, next time sound me lah if you are going down to do item 10) alone. Me too often like to do same same. Can hop into yr kancil, dont mind lah! Only problem is if our timing clicks ! :D

ivanhow
03-02-2010, 02:51 AM
For a while, things like large onions used to sell for about RM1.59 to RM1.95 a KG in Carrefour, but sometime around end of last year, this item has been priced at around RM4.60 a KG...

Why don't we create a thread for price comparison between various mini/super/hyper marts? I tell you, they will then have to bring down their prices or else their sales will suffer...

zinglicious
03-02-2010, 03:41 AM
Sokong! Basic herbs and spices like garlic and onions gone through the roof! Cheapest price last year are 90 sen for garlic and 70 sens for onions! Tomato was in sub dollar - 50 sen. Now at 3.80 to 4.50! And the prices dont seem to come down since Hari Raya! Price comparison are almost the same among the supermarkets. Not sure it is the world pricing going up drastically or just in Malaysia. BTW, tomato are grown in Malaysia.

ivanhow
03-02-2010, 04:41 AM
Sokong! Basic herbs and spices like garlic and onions gone through the roof! Cheapest price last year are 90 sen for garlic and 70 sens for onions! Tomato was in sub dollar - 50 sen. Now at 3.80 to 4.50! And the prices dont seem to come down since Hari Raya! Price comparison are almost the same among the supermarkets. Not sure it is the world pricing going up drastically or just in Malaysia. BTW, tomato are grown in Malaysia.
Let's buy some land and grow them, there is money in there isn't it? :D

AllUrban
03-02-2010, 10:26 AM
I wasn't so lucky. I was there 2 weeks ago. I paid RM8 in parking fees for a mere (approximately) 3 hours! :eek:. Cost more than parking in a hotel for crying out loud! :mad:er....KLCC, it's in the middle of the city u know...premium cost of land...what kind of parking fees would one expect in a place like that?

It's not as if KLCC is located on the edge of a former tin mine in a middle-of-nowhere suburban area :D :rolleyes:

Cheers, m

patrick
03-02-2010, 01:34 PM
er....KLCC, it's in the middle of the city u know...premium cost of land...what kind of parking fees would one expect in a place like that?

It's not as if KLCC is located on the edge of a former tin mine in a middle-of-nowhere suburban area :D :rolleyes:

Cheers, m

Not disputing your facts, but it's true.... Parking at KLCC IS EXPENSIVE !! That's why I almost always use the LRT if & when I have to go there.

QuietStorm
03-02-2010, 01:50 PM
Not disputing your facts, but it's true.... Parking at KLCC IS EXPENSIVE !! Yes, I'm not disputing AU's point about KLCC being located on premium land too. But it does cost an arm and a leg to park at KLCC. :eek:. Lucky thing it was a business meeting I attended so it was in a way paid by the client. :p. I can hardly wait for the LRT to arrive in Subang. :D

patrick
03-02-2010, 04:39 PM
Yes, I'm not disputing AU's point about KLCC being located on premium land too. But it does cost an arm and a leg to park at KLCC. :eek:. Lucky thing it was a business meeting I attended so it was in a way paid by the client. :p. I can hardly wait for the LRT to arrive in Subang. :D

Me too cant wait for the LRT. Fed up having to drive all the way to KJ or Amcorp Mall. Sometimes when traffic on Fed Highway is bad, no choice lah but take the KTM too. But damn hopeless and unreliable. Only take it when I have lots of time to spare.

Rhiga
04-02-2010, 10:16 AM
Is it true that Tsingtao have 2 types, 1 produced in China-taste better, and another in Msia?

I got my regular Carlsberg at RM4.20 at Speedmart99. Now they sell Anglia Shandy at RM26++

I am not sure but I seriously doubt there are two types.

Tsingtao beer is made of mineral water from an aquifer in Tsingtao province, that’s why it tastes so fresh.

I actually prefer to drink Tsingtao from bottle, it tastes better (my opinion).

But the problem is it is more expensive and only available in big bottle…imagines if I want to buy one dozen and carry all the way from my condo car park to my unit!! :eek:

Rhiga
04-02-2010, 10:24 AM
I wasn't so lucky. I was there 2 weeks ago. I paid RM8 in parking fees for a mere (approximately) 3 hours! :eek:. Cost more than parking in a hotel for crying out loud! :mad:

You can park at Avenue K, and use the underpass to walk to KLCC.

The underpass is good, like Singapore subway underpass. It takes about 5 minutes walk only.

I don’t know how much the parking fee at Avenue K.

Many of my colleagues who are not given KLCC season parking pass park there.

QuietStorm
04-02-2010, 12:04 PM
Me too cant wait for the LRT. Fed up having to drive all the way to KJ or Amcorp Mall.You can say that again. :)

QuietStorm
04-02-2010, 12:22 PM
You can park at Avenue K, and use the underpass to walk to KLCC.

The underpass is good, like Singapore subway underpass. It takes about 5 minutes walk only.

I don’t know how much the parking fee at Avenue K.

Many of my colleagues who are not given KLCC season parking pass park there.I parked there a few times. It used to cost only like RM2 for the whole day! And the beauty was very few knew about that place at that time. The prices have since increased. I'm unaware of the new rates, though. Anyway, the thing to do is to avoid KLCC altogether. There are so many other options. Ikano, The Curve, Mid Valley, etc where parking fees are reasonable and the fun factor, if you will, is ever present.