MAS is RM20+ cheaper than Airasia domestic flight

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Sabah flight with Malaysia Airline is much more cheaper than Airasia. 

Airasia can never boast tagline "Now everyone can fly" the same way for local community in Sabah. MAS may have implemented price reform that could easily put Airasia in a disadvantage position. The changes in ticket price is noticeable as local community in Sabah are never fond of taking land transportation for instance, Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu to Tawau. They relied heavily on air transportation due to its travel speed and cost efficient.

Sabah may not be as congested as in the west Malaysia, However, the road to various cities in Sabah were not ideal. As more people noticing Sabah potential, the number of population has grew rapidly and will be in upward trend in the near future. No one wanted to spend 9 hours in a bus as alternatively air transport from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu is merely less than 1 hour.

The obvious popularity swing from Airasia to Malaysia Airline in Sabah has lead to one of the local member of parliament at Kinabatangan voicing dissatisfaction felt by his people in governed area. In fact, the people started to realized it is a good sign that fierce competition among air transport companies is good for the economy.

2nd Lunar new Year and Saturday 17 / February / 2018. Ticket price from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu. ticket price RM174 not inclusive of tax and processing fee

It is safe to say most of local community Sabah chose Airasia as their preferred airline company flying nationwide. The price is economical friendly as opposed to Malaysia Airline. Just speaking from experience, Airasia ticket used to be as cheap as lower than RM100 for single trip from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau or Sandakan which as cheap as an express bus that took 5 hours and more to reach. Whereas, Malaysia Airline ticket could cost up to RM180 above with added baggage.

It is even cheaper as if purchase it at early date, Airasia ticket could go as low as RM70 or even below RM50 in a promotional rate.

The price is RM 161.12 for a single trip from Tawau to Kota kinabalu. 

One may argue that consumer is purchasng a flight ticket a day before the flight date. Airasia may get you a cheaper price at early date, there was no guarantee that you will have average ticket price at a really late flight date. 

To be frank, the lowest airasia ticket we could find comparison is RM174.00 and that is not the final price no inclusive tax and processing fee. To blindly guess the price could be up to RM190.00++ for airasia ticket puchasing at a very late date and in a festive season.

Malaysia Airlines ticket price at RM161.12 is inclusive of tax, luggage, preferential seat allocation and may have a free meal for flight duration over 60 minutes. 

In a suggestion for a competitive airline companies in Malaysia, the Airasia is a role model and subsequently leads Malaysia Airline lost its status as monopoly in respective business and push for a price reform. Eventually not in exaggerate way to say "Now Everyone can fly".

Buy Things with Lazada Mobile in Malaysia

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There were so many shopping malls, some love shopping remotely

Lazada Package

China has Alibaba, Malaysia has Lazada for online shopping experience. The growing of e-commerce may have boosted national courier Pos Laju to a new height. Imagine of thousands of large and small parcels needed to be delivered to homes were not an easy task to be fulfulled. Lazada may considered the first and highly advertised successful e-commerce company in Malaysia.

The success of Lazada brought huge investment from Alibaba. When Lazada first opened its e-commerce store, there were very little china made products and there were no big tab sign written "taobao". Clicking into the tab would result to a new page full of taobao owned products. Taobao vaguely means in mandarin "roll for treasure".

E-commerce may have high influence on future cashless society. If there were no major failures in comsumer-to-machine transactions or historical flawed in bank's cards, the future generation will no longer accepting cash as a norm to purchase anything. Although younger generation prefer goes cashless, they needed to know machine sometimes overloaded, overheated or has to undergo long maintenance time just like the bank's ATM.

JBL T450 headphone
Headphone gadgets are always has low lifespan. 

I have used many headphones throughout my life. Neither were Samsung, Huawei and Remax lasted a lifetime. Not to mention countless of counterfeit headphone products. In 2018, before celebration of Lunar new year, I am really fond to get JBL headphones. However, the original imported JBL headphones were really expensive. It could easily cost anyone RM100 and above.

The good thing about Lazada is that, every consumer could leave bad or good feedbacks. Unlike traditional way of engaging a sales assistant for a review. Of course, some sales assistant would just simply give everything they are selling a good reviews. JBL products in Lazada has more than 100 reviews and most of them are positive.

Lazada Mobile
Lazada mobile

I have known Lazada mobile for a really long time but never get to use it. The simple app has almost all the features as comparison to visiting Lazada on a PC.

Lazada cash on delivery
Lazada has cash on delivery, easy return

You will be suprised how fast they deliver the products to your home. The fastest I have truly experienced was 3 days. To be honest, most people pay in advance rather than using "Cash on Delivery" option. This feature allows buyer pay on the meeting spot. Lazada could fulfill any orders nationwide as long as there were pos laju nearby or you could opt getting your products at the nearby courier company such as Gdex.

payment method in Lazada mobile
If you have debit or credit cards, you may just insert card's number

Choose your bank wisely and remember you must have online banking for FPX service. FPX has some really good preventative measures for example, phone notification, rhb bank website verification and phone code verification.

If you are wondering does Lazada accepting order from Sabah, the answer is yes. Some people are curious as online shopping  is for the city folks who does not want to drive all the way to shopping mall and cause traffic congestion or pay a hefty parking fee. If you are unsure or you are living in rural areas you may just write your phone number and nearest courier company as if the products has arrived they may give you a phone call.

Happy shopping and hope you will find this helpful to your problem.

Speed Test: Digi Unlimited Data in Sabah

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Digi has extensive mobile Internet coverage throughout the nation.

Digi unlimited data RM100 speed test
Digi RM100 unlimited postpaid plan. Speed test done in Sabah

The battle of unlimited mobile Internet data is officially started. Thanks to Webe (unifi mobile), paving a new trend that followed by many local Internet mobile companies. Webe's reign on the term "unlimited data" is unrivalled for nearly six months from 2016 to march 2017. In an attempt to stay competitive, Digi continued effort revised its postpaid plans. 

Digi unlimited postpaid plans has a significant difference that would be no blockage on mobile tethering to other devices such as laptop and other device with Wi-Fi. Depending on your package, you may open tethering on your mobile phone to a laptop and watch 20GB of contents on your laptop. in an event of usage of 20GB is fulfilled, you may opt for a topup or surf the contents in your mobile phone without tethering to your laptop until the next billing month.

Besides, the new postpaid is constantly  run on 4G with 5mbps internet speed. However, Digi is prominent in dealing with user downloading stuff with the torrent software. Most of Digi users have experienced huge speed throttle while downloading any torrent files.

Digi has solved the issue of Internet coverage in many rural parts of Malaysia. In recent years, there have been lots of projects involving communication towers. In fact, those tower seem to be stabilizing LTE/4G Internet connection.

In the near future, we may observe another promotions battle among local mobile Internet providers in term of mobile internet speed. Since we have unlimited data now, consumer may suggest unlimited data and 20mbps instead of 5mbps.