Connect with us

Events & Places

A Cup of Coffee At the Mamak is Now More Expensive Than a Litre of Petrol


A Cup Of Coffee At The Mamak Is Now More Expensive Than A Litre Of Petrol - World Of Buzz
Source: flickr

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

What is your go-to drink at any kopitiam or mamak stall? Teh ais? Kopi O?

We Malaysians definitely need our daily dose of Milo or coffee to kick start our day. Plus, these drinks can usually be taken at any time of the day. Our love for them is unconditional.  

 - World Of Buzz

However, did you know that one drink at a coffee shop is equivalent to a litre of petrol to pump up your drive? That’s right, that RM3 drink of yours can actually fuel up your ride with premium fuel such as Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4M fuel.

With the ever increasing price hike in the country, it is no surprise that our favourite Iced Milo and coffee have reached the RM3 mark per drink in many places across the nation, New Straits Times reported.


Source: coconuts kl

Lee Len Yi, a baker in Ipoh, was shocked at the RM2.70 glass of iced Milo he ordered at a standard coffee shop by the road side.

“When we think that drinks have increased by 10 sen at a time over the years, it means that we are paying more for our drinks than we are paying for the fuel for our cars,” he said.

Up in Cameron Highlands, the minimum price of an iced Milo is RM2.50, where RM3 is slowly becoming the norm. Farmer Wong Seng Yee says he does not understand how a glass of cold drink can be more expensive than pumping a litre of black gold into the car.

Kopitiam Drinks Codenames 2 Of 2

Source: supermerlion

In Kuantan, a normal kopitiam charges an average of RM2.90 for iced Milo.

“If some dine in a kopitiam with air conditioning, an iced Milo would easily cost much more, between RM3.90 and RM4.50,” Electrical contractor C.J. Gan said.

In the island of good food, Penang, iced Milo ranges from RM2.20 to RM2.40, while iced coffee is priced from RM1.70 to RM1.90. According to journalist Oh Chin Eng, the price of drinks will certainly be increased during festive seasons, and will remain stagnant forever.

7C3D478Bb3D299A21232D38798C99962 Liver Cancer Food Networktrisha

Source: pintrest

On the other side of Malaysia, Sarawakian James Khoo Chin Wee said drinks are just slightly cheaper in Kuching. Keyword: Slightly.

“Iced coffee would be between RM1.50 to RM1.80, but iced Milo can cost anything from RM2.20 to RM2.80,” he said.

In order to save money on drinks, Jimmy Bong from Seremban said he mostly brings his own beverage instead of spending RM2.50 on average for a glass of iced Milo.

20130420 100833

Source: blog

Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Association (Presma), which has 4,000 registered members with 10,000 mamak eateries nationwide, said a glass of iced Milo is charged between RM2.50 to RM3.00.

Currently, the retail price of RON95 is RM2.18/litre, RON97 costs RM2.45/litre and diesel for RM2.16/litre up till March 21. According to the world market price, oil prices generally fluctuate between seven and eight sen a week.

Presma immediate past president Noorul Hassan Saul Hameed said the increase of prices are due to many reasons, including the cost of Milo, which had shot up over the years.

Mamak restaurants do not hike their food and drink prices without good reasons. The price reflects the rising cost of rental, shop renovation and foreign workers hired among others. In fact, the cost of condensed milk and ice cubes have also increased without customers realising,” he said.

20141021 092510

Source: blog

Noorul Hassan added that customers usually order ‘Milo kaw’ (thick Milo or double strength), instead of the normal Milo beverage.

“Don’t simply blame us for higher prices. We are being wrongly accused and chastised by customers,” he said.

Well, homemade Milo is definitely still the best among all. I mean, who are you kidding if you don’t eat one scoop of Milo powder before mixing it with hot water! 😉


Also read: Nestlé Officially Announces That Milo Isn’t Exactly ‘Healthy’ Following Criticism

Nestle Publicly Announces That Milo Isn't Exactly 'Healthy' After Controversy - World Of Buzz 1

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2023 12 01T150724.317 My Post 1 2023 12 01T150724.317
News17 hours ago

PM Anwar Becomes 1st M’sian to Register for National Digital ID, Assures That The Tech is Secure

Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI) has become the first Malaysian to register for the National Digital Identity (Digital...

Feat Image Ukm Sunway Feat Image Ukm Sunway
News21 hours ago

UKM & Sunway University Claim Top Spots as M’sian Public & Private Universities Dominate ASEAN Rankings

The latest public and private university rankings in the ASEAN region by prominent higher education ranking and rating agency AppliedHE...

Collage 1 Collage 1
News22 hours ago

PDRM Arrests Viral Civic Driver in Hit & Run Case, He Was Running Away From an Argument With His Wife

We tend to make mistakes when we’re not in the right frame of mind. Yesterday, a video circulated on social...

Collage 7 2 Collage 7 2
News2 days ago

“It should be convenient” – Politician Wants Train Stations to Enable Card Payment for Token Purchase

The COVID-19 pandemic in the past has made money transactions go digital, with payments being done online or via QR...

Collage 5 4 Collage 5 4
News2 days ago

533 Underage Marriages Involving 16yo to 18yo Registered in Kelantan Since 2019, Says State ExCo

During a session at the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly (DUN) recently, shocking information regarding child marriage was revealed.  Mohd Asri...

Feat Image Emadani Feat Image Emadani
News2 days ago

Here’s How to Claim Your RM100 eMADANI Credit via MAE, Setel, TNG eWallet & ShopeePay Starting 4 Dec

After announcing the RM100 eWallet credit initiative to all Malaysians aged 21 and above earning RM100,000 and below annually back...

Collage 146 Collage 146
News2 days ago

“Drowned to death” – NGO is Offering RM5K for Info on Brutal Killing of 15 Kittens in Pahang

In a deeply disturbing incident that has shaken the community, the Malaysian Animal Association is urgently appealing to the public...

My Post 3 75 My Post 3 75
News2 days ago

Melaka Zoo Allegedly Spent RM72k to Purchase Animals That Suddenly Went Missing With No Reports

If animals at a zoo managed to escape or go missing, there would normally be reports of it on the...


Latest Videos