(Kuala Lumpur, Oct 10) Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob held a special media conference this afternoon, announcing that interstate traveling & overseas traveling are permitted nationwide starting tomorrow (Oct 11, 2021).
He started by mentioning that it was a tough decision to forbid interstate traveling even though the government understands that some families would not be able to see each other for a while. Throughout this period, although the government understood that this decision is not favorable, a decision must be made to reduce the number of daily Covid-19 cases.
Therefore he is happy to announce that the adult vaccination rate has achieved 90% and the interstate travel ban will be lifted starting tomorrow, Oct 11, for fully vaccinated individuals. All local tourism activities will also be allowed.
However, traveling into PKPD (EMCO) areas is still not permitted.
He also reminded rakyat that even though interstate traveling is now allowed, but SOP must still be followed or strict actions will be taken. He further reminded whoever that wish to cross state to perform self-test and make sure that he/she is negative before doing so.
The second announcement is regarding overseas traveling. Starting tomorrow 11 Oct 2021, those who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to travel overseas without applying for My Travel Pass.
Those who are returning to Malaysia has to perform swab test 3 days prior to the return, and another swab test upon arriving in Malaysia. A 14-day home quarantine is also required for Malaysians returning to the country.
However, Malaysia’s borders are still closed to foreign tourists.
Your fingers are poised over your keyboard and your eyes dart back and forth nervously. It’s 11.58pm and you’re ready. The minutes crawl by slowly as you check your list to make sure you’ve got your game plan. 11.59pm. You take a deep breath and keep calm. Tick Tock. Tick Tock. All of a sudden your alarm starts ringing incessantly – it is now 12am! Time to get your hands on all those amazing 10.10 steals!
It might sound dramatic, but this is probably a realistic depiction of many of us who look forward to these monthly promotions. As the pandemic confines us to the comforts of our home, shopping is becoming an almost entirely virtual experience. Instead of long queues at the payment counter, we now face the equally stressful experience of battling for those first-come-first-serve promotions and frantically clicking on that check-out button before the items run out.
But it doesn’t always have to be a stressful experience! With some simple tips and proper planning, your monthly shopping experience can be as easy and breezy as a walk in the park. Here are some tips to make sure you are all ready and geared up to snatch up those super deals:
Make A List: Sounds like a no-brainer but never underestimate the power of a list! Create a shopping list and make sure you know what you really need and what are the items that can wait. Your wallet will thank you.
Do Your Research: Once the list is finalized, keep an eye out for the best deals across the various shopping platforms so that you get the best bang for your buck. Free delivery, special coupons, marked-down prices, exclusive vouchers, and other promotions might help you to spend less and get more.
Streamline Your Shopping Platforms: It can be tempting to purchase different items across multiple shopping platforms to maximise your discounts, but this can also be a confusing and tiring process. If you streamline and prioritize your shopping list, you can have a much more enjoyable shopping experience and may even end up saving more on shipping fees!
Read the Reviews: Never skip the reviews section before making your purchase as it will help you immensely to determine if the product and seller are legit. Sellers can always promise you the sky and the moon, but real-life testimonies speak volumes.
Lookout for Loyalty Rewards: Don’t miss out on loyalty rewards, especially if it’s not your first time shopping at a particular platform. Most shopping sites reward their members and repeat customers with exclusive deals.
In fact, if you have been supporting AIA for years – AIA has a special treat for you this 10.10! From today till 31 October 2021, the company is giving out a limited-time FAN-10-STIC CASHBACK to loyal AIA customers! Here’s what you’ll get:
If you are already an AIA customer:
Get 10% + 10% Cashback when you purchase a new plan with a minimum annual premium or contribution of RM10,000.
Choose from any of these AIA insurance or takaful plans to enjoy the FAN-10-STIC CASHBACK promotion:
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If you are a NEW AIA customer:
Get 10% cashback when you sign up for any of the plans above.
All the more reason to check out AIA’s official website this 10.10 and get the best deal for the most comprehensive insurance or takaful cover designed to help you and your loved ones live healthier, longer and better!
So what are you waiting for? Prepare yourself for the sales ahead with these tips and realize your role as the grand master of online shopping. Shopping and protecting your family has never been so easy.