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15 Mar 2024
2 mins
SMOU Members Go On A Lunar New Year Shopping Mission

With Lunar New Year (LNY) just around the corner, SMOU members flocked across the border to get their retail fix, to stock up on goodies and to soak up the atmosphere of LNY.

A one-day LNY shopping trip to Johor Bahru, organised by SMOU on 27 Jan 2024 saw a turnout of 82 members. The trip started as early as 6.30am, where SMOU members assembled to depart by coach via Tuas second link.

Having cleared the customs checkpoint, the first stop was for breakfast at Heng Park coffeeshop. There, members indulged in local cuisine to fuel up for a productive day of shopping.  

Then, it was off to Tong Garden Factory outlet for premium nuts, seeds, snacks and dried fruits; and Shang Wan Hong for dried seafood products.

Time passes by fast when there’s lots to shop. With their bags of purchases from the two outlets, the entourage were whisked to Makan Kitchen at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel JB, for buffet lunch. Members feasted on Malaysia’s finest cuisine and had opportunity to catch up with fellow visitors.

The fare-bulous lunch charged up members’ energy for more afternoon shopping at Yong Sheng Confectionery and Mr Sotong. At Yong Sheng Confectionery, members got all excited with the festive-themed cookies and pastries, while there was never-ending temptations to buy savoury seafood-based crackers and chips at Mr Sotong.

To bring shopping experience to a new high, SMOU members were brought to Mid Valley Southkey, one of the latest shopping mall.

It was very clear that the whole day of shopping trip in JB accomplished members’ mission of LNY festive purchases. Every member had a great experience to share and remember amongst the SMOU family.