Yep yep… i went to Low Yat Plaza in my trip. Low Yat Plaza is an IT mall in Kuala Lumpur… similar with IT malls in Singapore: Funan and Sim Lim Square. The price for the items there are very competitive because they are many shops to search for inside the mall.. Whereas as for Funan & Sim Lim Square, most of the shops offers the same standard price… the only difference, they give free items, such as mouse, thumbdrive, headphone..and etc..
I was there to compare the price for netbooks even though I have already bought an Acer Aspire 150. All these while i thought purchasing gadgets in singapore is cheaper than in Malaysia. But after the survey… I was wrong!!! Well… not a big difference though. The Acer Aspire 150 selling S$688 in Spore while RM1599 in Malaysia. So to convert S$688 X 2.35 = RM1,616. RM17 difference lehh…. Anyway, it is only a small difference…. if it is a big difference, i will be punching my heart. Even though it is cheaper in Malaysia, unfortunately, I have asked all shops… Acer Aspire 150 is out of stocks in the whole Low Yat Plaza. At least i felt better ehhh…… 😀
I did check for Lenovo, Asus, HP, LG,….selling for RM1699. I guess they have stocks as i they were being displayed. I chosen Acer because the internal specs as compared with the rest are the same.. the only difference is Acer have 6 cells battery (advantage) and 8 inch monitor screen (disadvantage) and the last is….. Acer reduced the price. Previously was selling S$799, now reduced to S$688.. without consider any further… i quickly confirmed to choose Acer and not the rest. If Acer did not reduce the price.. i will consider to purchase either Lenovo or Asus.
Take a look at photos i took at Low Yat Plaza.
Indeed walking in the breeze air, sure better than walking in the hot weather! Was at the Bugis meeting my long lost friend whom she came back from US to Singapore for good. She is my kindergarten mate friend whom we actually had lost touch until we met in the facebook! Thanks to facebook, that i have gotten in touch with some of my long lost friends. We were at the Bugis Junction, Food Junction and Bugis Village as she was looking for a pair of shoe. After the long search, she found a pair that she likes at BHG at Bugis Junction. We were aparted after we had lunch together at the Food Junction..
After that I went to this Sim Lim Square which is located not far from Bugis.
While walking to the Sim Lim Square, I met with another friend and we went into the OG Shopping Centre and bought a nice shirt for myself. Pretty nice gaaa…….. Then we proceed to Sim Lim Square. Sim Lim Square is similar with Low Yat Plaza in Kuala Lumpur, where computer stuff can actually get there that can bargain a bit with the sellers. Besides computer items found there, there are also electronic items such as camera, mobile phone, video games, video camera, and etc. In fact, i have made a research that buying computer in Singapore is actually cheaper than in Malaysia.
While crossing the road to Sim Lim Square, looked what i found which i been wanted to take picture of the ERP system but don’t have the chance, until i came across of this close one….I am not too sure what it stands for E =Electronic? R=Road? P=Post? …….. Actually it stands for Electronic Road Pricing. and people do called it “EVERYDAY ROB PEOPLE”… hahhaa.. thats funny! It is somewhat like a tol…. as Singapore wanted to limit the number of cars, hence there are many charges incurred if a person own a car. Such as ERP, to enter the city centre, there will be tols around the city centre. ERP charge S$2.00 for car, S$1.00 for bike, S$2.00 for taxi, $4.00 for lorry.
Well, I managed to buy a wireless home use phone for my mum… a SIEMEN phone cost S$120. From the experiment given by the shop keeper, it seems that the SIEMEN phone is better than Panasonic due to the Siemen is made in Germany while Panasonic from China… In fact i have soooo many things in my mind that i want to buy… i guess for these few months i will visit Sim Lim Square quite often………….. The day was getting dark… after for some walk at Sim Lim Square, we then decided to go for Klang Bak Kut Teh where there was one time we walked passed the shop at the Beach Road, near the Golden Mile Complex. It took about 20 minutes for the walk to the shop. Was holding quite some stuff… in the bag and hands.. and was tiring!…. But once reached the restaurant, was in deed excited for the food!!!…..Somemore Bak Kut Teh from Klang Malaysia!
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We then took a short distance bus to Raffles City…. We dropped at the nearest bus stop and saw a giant Christmas tree at Raffles City. Photos taken on the day and night.
Cool christmas tree…Nice.. From Raffles City thought of walking to the Orchard Road to take Christmas lighting but unfortunately, we do not have the energy to continue our journey and we ended up at the Cathay Cineplex located at the start of Orchard Road.
Funan DigitaLife Mall is located at Hill Street. From the name of the mall can tell that this mall specializes in digital items… hahaha… Yea… Similar with Low Yat Plaza in Kuala Lumpur. However, Funan sells much more expensive as all of the prices are standard in all shops. Unlike at Low Yat Plaza, that the price is pretty competitive where you can find better bargain in other shops.
To purchase IT peripheral, Sim Lim Square is a better choice in Singapore as the prices there are competitive.