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Day 35 RMO: Cooking Gas Home Delivery

So it’s been more than a month now since the Restricted Movement Order (RMO) began on 18 March. And 3 weeks since I last left the house on 27 March. (Yes, I am keeping track.)

Anyhow, so last night, I decided to steam a cake. It was something I had been thinking of doing for a while now, but was afraid that my cooking gas would run out on me since it hadn’t been replaced at all since I got it many months ago. (Prior to RMO, I don’t really use it so much since I don’t cook as often then.)

Well, almost 20 minutes into the 1 hour steaming time, the gas ran out.

Thankfully, I was able to finish “steaming” the cake in the oven after that!

Milo Cake – steamed and bake-ish. LOL!

I got a few contacts from some friends on where to get cooking gas delivery last night. One I contacted at 9am and asked for my address at 9.40am. An hour later, 10.40am, no gas and no reply when I asked if confirmed sending so I contacted another number. 11.40am, this one replied and confirmed (so I cancelled the first one).

Gas Delivery

Delivery took less than an hour. Price was RM30 (they take the empy canister away and give you a full one) and if you buy new canister (ie not take away and replace) it’s around RM160.

Yes, prices are cheaper if you buy direct at shop/Petronas supplier, but I rather pay extra at the convenience of not having to go out/cari heavy canisters. Plus, this way they install it for me too!

So here’s the contact should you require cooking gas delivery services:

BINTULU area only

The first that I contacted (and cancelled cos no confirmation) called me around the same time my new cooking gas canister was successfully installed. Well sorry dude, you should’ve read your messages. Maaaybe will give their service a try next time if they confirm properly.

In the meantime, off to cook lunch! Because I have gas and I can!

(Finding simple joys during the RMO period.)

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Farley Grocery Delivery Review on Day 23 RMO

It has been 2 weeks since the last time I was out of the house on 27 March. I had to get groceries this week as my supplies was running out… and “going out” is a source of anxiety for me having to equip myself with mask and gloves, sanitiser in tow and hosing down immediately afterwards.

That was why I was SO THANKFUL when I found out last night that a major supermarket here was starting to do grocery deliveries today!

Here’s a step-by-step guide and review of the service:

Step 1: Send a whatsapp message to the number above (Farley Delivery Service Team) with your delivery address and grocery list.

I submitted mine at 9.30am. Then it was a brief wait for them to get back to me (since they have other customers to entertain as well).

Step 2: A person will be assigned to assist you with your shopping list.

This part is cool.

Basically, you will have your own “personal shopper” who will be physically getting the items on your list. This person will be communicating with you directly via whatsapp message the whole time. For example, there was a few items in my list that is out of stock, thus I was able to request an alternative or cancel that item. Or if they didn’t have the exact brand I was looking for, they will inform the brand they do have so I can decide if I want that instead. I was even able to add-on an item that was not in my original list because I suddenly remembered I needed said item. SUPER!

For me, this whole process took about an hour from the point of my personal shopper contacting me to when they’ve got all the items I wanted. Which is fine for me since I had a long list hehe.

Step 3: Payment

The whatsapp number (in the poster above) will then confirm that they have all your items. They will request for the barcode of your member card (if you are a member) and ask whether you will pay via SarawakPay or Boost.

Just scan the QR Code they whatsapp to you and payment done.

The shopping part is now complete. It was 11am.

Step 4: Delivery

My goods have arrived!

An hour later, I received a call from the person who was going to deliver my items. It took them a while (they got lost a little) but they arrived bearing all my goodies.

Told you I had a long list!

From the point I placed my order (9.30am) until I received the goods (12.30pm), the whole process took 3 hours.

I am VERY satisfied with their service. So convenient and takes about the same time if I were to go out shopping myself but minus the anxiety mentioned earlier.

Well done to Farley for providing this service – and a few other supermarkets as well are doing it too apparently – during the Restricted Movement Order (RMO) period.

Perhaps where you are, grocery delivery services is nothing new but it is here and it is for me. And I am loving it! I had always wanted such a service to be available here. Maybe the supermarkets can consider to maintain this service even after the RMO period. *fingers crossed*

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FOODPANDA review on DAY ONE of Malaysia’s Restricted Movement Order

Having stayed home all day, as required by the Restricted Movement Order (RMO), I decided to try FOODPANDA. This is the first time that I am using their service so I thought a review would be nice. (By the way, there’s a gift waiting for you so read on!)

Now, installing the FOODPANDA app on my phone was a breeze. So was creating my account.
The tricky part was actually deciding on what to order!

At the moment, in my city (Bintulu), they offer a wide selection from 77 restaurants, ranging from your usual fast-foods, like KFC and McDonald’s, and sushi, and restaurants selling local foods to desserts and beverages (bubble tea anyone?)

For my first order on the app, I decided to order some Fish & Chips from Coffee Dream Tea & Dessert. FOODPANDA actually had a promotion voucher where I could get a 30% discount on my order but by the time I placed my order, they had run out of the promotion voucher for the day. It must be due to the fact that MANY people were just staying home today (due to the RMO) and using FOODPANDA to order their food too. Oh well.

Ordering and payment was straightforward. After that, it was just waiting for the food to be prepared, the rider to collect it from the restaurant and then for the rider to reach you. And get this, the whole process from after placing your order and receiving your food only takes around 30 minutes!

Impressive delivery time.

If I had gone to the place itself, placed my order to take-away and come back home, it would easily take double that time.

Bon Apetit!

Overall, a positive experience using the FOODPANDA app. I reckon I will be using them quite often especially during this WFH (Work From Home) period.

You should too!

Here’s a gift for you:

Use this link to install the FOODPANDA app and it will give your RM15 off your next order!
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