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Guinness on sale

Guinness on sale at Tesco.

Guinness on sale
special packaging for Chinese New Year – Guinness on sale

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.

Guinness on sale

Yesterday I went back for more – and they were out of stock.  Hopefully they will get more in.

Gurney Euro Deli closed

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.

Yesterday I saw them refitting the shop

the interior

All you can drink beer in Penang

Tree Bar, behind the G Hotel.

Tree Bar, behind the G Hotel.

I imagine once a few expats find this the management will remove the offer. But today I spotted this at the Tree Bar in the Gurney Al Fresco area.

the offer

the offer

Post-GST alcohol prices are much higher and one is charged somewhat over RM20 per pint.  To break even you’d have to drink five pints.  So it’s not for me, but it could be good for some people.