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KUCHING, Jan 26: With Mydin opening its third outlet in Sarawak, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg hopes that more products with cheaper prices to match those in Peninsular Malaysia would be brought into the state to ease the ever increasing cost of living here.
During the official opening of Mydin’s third Sarawak outlet at Jalan Demak, Petra Jaya here earlier today, Abang Johari in his speech said with Mydin being able to bring in healthy stocks of daily essentials and basic necessities into the state, some with comparatively cheaper prices, families and households would be able to better manage their daily expenses.
This, he said, in turn would help them save more, and eventually making family management easier and family members happier.
“I hope Mydin would be able to expand in Sarawak by opening more outlets in other cities here like in Miri, Bintulu or Limbang,” said Abang Johari.
Petra Jaya Mydin is the chain’s third outlet in Sarawak after Semariang (which opened in Aug 26, 2016) and CityOne (March 30, 2017), with development costs of RM200 million and a size of 812,090 sq ft at Jalan Demak.
Among its anchor tenants for that outlet are KFC, Ding Tea, Potato Story, Taka Cake House, Watsons, WIJA Pharmacy, Level Up Fitness, Lea Centre, Smart Book Shop, Oppo, Wandalan, Eyesight Optic and XES.
There are 77 Mydin outlets nationwide, where 26 are hypermarkets, nine supermarkets, 17 emporiums, three bazaars, five franchise marts, and five premium grocery stores.
Meanwhile Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin said among the products from the Peninsula that Sarawakians can purchase from Mydin here without additional cost would be a range of Gardenia pastries.
Seeing how many Sarawakians like to buy Gardenia products in bulk in West Malaysia to be brought back to Sarawak, he said Mydin outlets in the state have brought in the pastries and subsidised the shipping cost, selling them for the same price as in the Peninsula.
“That is part of our effort to help the people of Sarawak. Do note that this cheaper price is only for customers who are our Kad Meriah members,” said Ameer.
He hoped that the state government would continue to support Mydin so that it would be able to expand to other parts of Sarawak in the future. — DayakDaily