On Wednesday 22 June 2011, the first Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia was opened. It's located at the Kelana Jaya RapidKL station.
Since i use that station almost everyday, i got to see the works behind the store, and also its progress.
Final touches before opening
If i'm not mistaken, the initial idea was to open a MyDin store over there. But somehow, it got changed into the Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia out of nowhere.
The opening ceremony was on that day, 5pm. It was officiated by our Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Abdul Razak. I was there around noon, and i swear to god that i don't wanna be there during the ceremony. It's done on 5pm, so you can imagine the rush hour traffic, the number of people and so on.
There are many road closures that day, and if i'm not mistaken, even the taxi and bus service were halted or something for that event. You know lah, PM come, sure all must clean and clear one.
So, no annoying brader taxis and all those makciks selling keropok.
What brand is that?
The next day when i was there, the store is already fully open and functional. A lot of people were there, of course, to check out the new store and all.
1Malaysia for everything
So, what's so special there, you ask? What do they sell?
Even serbuk kurma 1Malaysia also got
Well of course you can't buy Malaysian citizenship, or hak bumiputra over there.
Use the 1Malaysia shower cream to bathe in patriotism. oh yeah
Almost all of the items in there are brandless, or should i say, rebranded, to the 1Malaysia brand.
So, you have 1Malaysia breads, 1Malaysia shampoos, 1Malaysia serbuk kari and everything. Basically, 1Malaysia [insert item].
The bread is RM1+ for a big loaf
There's even a 1Malaysia tissue. Now you can wipe your ass and be patriotic at the same time!
Putting some sense into the words 'asswipe' and 'patriotism'?
What's great about this store is that the items over there are cheap. Noticeably cheaper than all stores/hypermarkets, fucking cheap.
You can get a bottle of 500ml mineral water (1Malaysia brand, of course) for RM 0.39! That's 40 cents for a fucking bottle of mineral water. Even a 1.5L tub of 1Malaysia ice-cream costs RM3!
I wonder where is the source of this water..
In terms of quality, i'm not sure yet, i haven't bought anything, yet. Of course you can't compare to those Cold Storage groceries quality, but hey, how bad can it be, right? I guess.
Looks like 7-Eleven, Newsplus and Guardian at the Kelana Jaya station will be bungkus soon, no?
1Word - cheap!
Well, i think this is quite great, especially for poorfags like me.
Buy cheap groceries, support the community and be patriotic at the same time.
Do check it out whenever you are free or around that area.