We have more or less a week left before the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) hits Malaysia!

Dun dun dunnn~

You’d better stock up on these 9 major things if you want to save some money!

Psst… You might also be interested in our other article where we give you 7 ideas in making extra money on the side.

1. Food 

Especially the kind that has a longer shelf life - biscuits, cooking oil, canned food, honey, Milo, bihun, etc.
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2. Stationaries

Because you can never have enough pens and highlighters.
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3. Books

All books (eg: fiction) except for dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and text, reference, work, and religious books will also be imposed 6% GST, so stock up now!
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4. Beauty products and services

Stuff your make-up bags and buy your facial/massage packages now.
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5. Clothes

Tops, bottoms, outerwear, underwear – whatever you wear.
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6.Household Items 

Air freshener, detergent, shaver, sanitary napkins, tissue, toilet paper, towel, mosquito repellent, etc. Time to hit your nearest supermarket!
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7. Medication

Yes, even your fever reducing patches will be taxed 6%.

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8. Toys and Games

Your other option would be to stick to toys and games on which you’ll spend little or no money at all – Batu Seremban, Congkak, hopscotch, Galah Panjang, hide-and-seek, Lastik, etc.
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9. Pet Stuff

Toys, food, collars, leashes *or consider getting a virtual pet instead*
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Wow! With all these impending price hikes, you’d probably need to earn/save more money.

 

Check out our 3 tips to getting more money in the bank  and 7 ways to earning money through legit side jobs. They might come in handy :)

 

I’ve also provided links to some helpful guides to the 6% GST, which were created by the Royal Malaysian Customs:

 

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