Look lah..our currency is not looked upon as "great". It'll be fffed around till kingdom come and as long as this land and people consume IMPORTS like no tomorrow..go suffer the circumstances of our banana currency and pay 5X or more than someone in UK or USA earning the same numerical figure as you here. He earn US$100, can buy numerous things, You earn RM100, you finish it in 2 seconds. You have to earn RM500 to be in competition with that fler. Your RM10 can't even buy you a pack of ciggies here, not enough for Burger King either. In 1960's RM10 can feed your family for a week from wet market food and home cooked.
I foresee THERE IS NO WAY it'll ever be near par to US or EU currency now or in the future..it'll stay LOW and just better than other failed countries..head just above water.
They can passify all they want but to majority rakyat who with mostly trapped with income deficiency syndrome is all beside the point that they're all facing price inflation and fork out more for mostly imported goods or with imported content in local manufactured goods..its simple as that!.. Price increase at shops, silent or blatant..you wan or not?..or just deprive yourself of such things and feel "very poor" that those things cannot be afforded anymore...that's life here! Businesses won't batter an eyelid..they tell you straight in the face in not so many words.. YOU WAN OR NOT?
Last edited by bslee; 09-06-2015 at 12:26 PM.
Its 3.74 today to US Dollar.. interbank rate..not $ exchanger rates..its more of course.
Look at £ and you may think nothing is worth buying at UK. You are VERY VERY POOR in comparison.
Winter stuff are always cheaper over there because it is so common. Over here its expensive and sometimes not really suitable for winter conditions even though it looks thick and fluffy. Nowadays with new techonology those thermal ware are thinner and retains more heat.
Talking about leather glove, I noticed something new to me (not sure whether it is new to others..)
You see, it is inconvenient to answer phone or use touchscreen gadget when the fingers are covered with glove. The glove that I bought in UK has "glove thread" which is touchscreen compatible to enable one to answer phone call or use the screen keypad !!
This is great idea as you don't need to take off the glove when it is freezing cold..
Oh, I know what we can do - eat less, like two meals a day.
" In the land of the blind the one eyed jack is king."