It’s that time of year again. Tesco has Guinness – and Tiger etc. on special at the moment. They seem to do so for Chinese New Year every year. If you follow that link you’ll see that this year it costs RM3 more than last year. And that it always ends with 88 sen. Anyway, I’ll stock up. After all, Guinness is good for you. Or so I hear.
Coffee shops: Coffee shops are taking over the Gurney Plaza al fresco area! Pie Harbour sadly closed last year – I liked their pies, but rarely ate there. Because pies go much better with beer, and they didn’t sell beer.
With the introduction of the 6% SST (tax) from September 1st, prices have risen again, almost to the same level as with the GST in the case of coffee and restaurants.
These prices are before SST is added. And, as I mentioned before, unlisted is the “tall” option, which, at least for Americano coffee, is RM1 less than indicated above. I suppose they have to have this option because some of the flasks they sell can contain only the Tall volume, the others taking the Grande volume. Presenting a flask grants you a RM2 discount, so long term it pays for itself. I tend to use the loyalty rewards I collect for times when it is inconvenient to carry the flask – and especially at the airport where prices are much higher than elsewhere.
Starbucks works out pretty economical compared with many coffee houses, and if you ask for less water is often pretty good.
One can get a coffee at PBC Coffee in the First Avenue Mall for RM2 – the catch is, you prepare it yourself – including grinding the coffee beans by hand. The first time a staff member will show you the procedure.
we’ve ground the coffee now – you can filter the coffee or use a French press
carefully pour in boiling water
the coffee – in a ceramic mug – not in those undesirable paper cups
Grab had a discount the day we went – so catching Grab from home to First Avenue and back cost us RM5 – then RM4 for two coffees. RM9, or about USD2 for a day out. Not bad.
And as Grab sometimes has special discounts – it cost us RM2 to get to First Avenue from home, and RM3 to get back
One day Euro Deli was suddenly gone – all boarded up.
Euro Deli closed in December. I assumed it was the end of their contract, as they’d opened in December several years ago. Asking management at Gurney left me no more enlightened. They didn’t tell me what would be replacing Euro Deli. But yesterday I saw that it’s a sales office for condos.