Connect with us


Post-MCO: 6 Simple Yet Inspiring #SapotLokal Things M’sians Have Been Doing to Show Love To Our Country


Source: @heyeyna & @___wern___

It’s evident that ever since the MCO took place, many businesses, big and small, have suffered huge losses. We’ve seen some of our friends and family members get retrenched, some businesses close down, and the list goes on. 2020 has definitely been a difficult year in many different ways but, as the saying goes, “every cloud has a silver lining”.

And recently, this “silver lining” has been appearing in the form of Malaysians citizens. Yes, that’s you and me! Unbeknownst to many, there are many little things we can or have been doing to #SapotLokal and help the nation get back on her feet. Here are just some examples of simple yet inspiring things Malaysians have been doing (or can start doing) to show our country some love:


1. Travelling interstate for holidays 


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by 🌸 Mika (@mikascw) on


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Ee Wern | 于文 👾 (@____wern____) on

Some of us finally made plans to visit that island/town/city in Malaysia that we’ve never been to before and it was one of the best trips yet!

Malaysia is home to delicious food, beautiful islands as well as incredible flora and fauna after all. What’s not to love? Our tropical weather and sunny skies also make it perfect for sunbathing and aesthetic holiday OOTD photos! Every state in Malaysia is also known for their respective cuisines and delicious dishes too like Penang’s char kuay teow, Ipoh’s kai si hor fun, or laksam from Kelantan!

That’s also why thousands of people flock to our country especially during the winter seasons to enjoy a tropical getaway and yummy food.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by סייף ארמן (@saifarman_) on


2. Donating our own face masks & sanitisers to the less fortunate

92044982 3141526085858224 2818987821790920704 O

Ever since the MCO was implemented, wearing masks and carrying hand sanitisers around has been a necessity for Malaysians. Unfortunately, while most of us are able to afford these items, many aren’t, but thankfully, there have been many selfless individuals and organisations who’ve been playing their part to provide those with little or no income with free masks and sanitisers!

In fact, we’ve seen many such examples including that time when a Malaysian with Cerebral Palsy who sells face masks offered to help those who couldn’t afford it, or when a PDRM officer helped put on a mask for an elderly woman who didn’t have one, or that campaign that was started to provide delivery riders and the underprivileged with free masks. We could go on, but you get the point!


3. Supporting mamaks and the uncles and aunties at our favourite local coffee shops


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Alya Sha (@alyasha_) on


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by BAY TIONG 张柏温 🇲🇾 (@heyyitsbowen) on

Show of hands, how many of you found out that some of your favourite food stalls had to shut down for good because of MCO and the lack of business coming in? This obviously comes as sad news because the stall owners not only lost their source of income but we’re also no longer able to enjoy the food they make.

That’s why so many Malaysians have been flocking to local eateries recently (while following SOP’s, of course), to support the local F&B industry and indulge in some much-needed Malaysian food. After all, nothing beats eating freshly made Roti Canai in a mamak stall, right?


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Aina Syafiqah Ahmad (@heyeyna) on


4. Tipping our delivery riders and/or buying them food!


Besides our dedicated doctors and nurses who’ve been working around the clock for us, postmen and delivery riders have also been risking a lot to deliver parcels and food right to our doorsteps during this period. It’s for this reason that many Malaysians have been generously tipping their riders and even offering them food!

Remember when one Malaysian offered her rider a RM50 duit raya tip, or that time a rider was given a RM100 tip for making a delivery in the rain? There was also once a customer asked her rider to keep the food she ordered and have it as his buka puasa meal! Ugh, we’re not crying, you are.


5. Promoting local shops/brands on social media by using the ‘stay home’ or ‘support small business’ stickers


Social media is easily the best place to promote a product. It’s free and word spreads super fast! That’s why you have social media influencers today. Platforms like Instagram has also provided those ‘stay home‘ and ‘support small business‘ stickers making it super simple to promote a place or brand.

Being Malaysians who love posting stories of our food, we’ve also unintentionally (or intentionally) helped create awareness and encouraged our followers to try these places out.


6. Purchasing locally-made products


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by ʞɐɥsI sᴉuɐH (@haaaanishak) on

Whether it’s those gorgeous batik face masks or locally-made produce like Maggi Kari instant noodles from the kedai runcit, every little locally produced item you’ve bought has helped Malaysians and Malaysia as a whole! Good job, guys! You’re not just helping these individuals make a living but you’re also contributing to the economy! So let’s keep doing our part to #SapotLokal and get Malaysia back on her feet!

Just make sure you make it a point to buy local produce from your local grocers/convenience stores like those small kedai runcits or those stores in petrol stations like the Kedai Mesra. Ultimately, we at WORLD OF BUZZ want to encourage Malaysians everywhere to buy local, drive local, fuel up local! #LoveLocal

Let us know in the comments section if you’ve done any of the things mentioned above!


Also read: 5 Inspiring Students Return To Malaysia During MCO & Started Baking To Help This NGO In Need


Source: ljamshahnon
Source: WOB

Just In

My Post 2022 01 19T172144.360 My Post 2022 01 19T172144.360
News4 hours ago

World No. 7 Shuttler Lee Zii Jia Resigns From Badminton Association of Malaysia

National No.1 badminton singles player, Lee Zii Jia has officially parted ways with Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and will...

My Post 2022 01 19T163129.700 My Post 2022 01 19T163129.700
News5 hours ago

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 Chinese New Year SOPs

Everyone is excited for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations, but we still have to keep in mind and adhere...

Cervical Cancer 3Rd Most Common But Low Test Rate Cervical Cancer 3Rd Most Common But Low Test Rate
News6 hours ago

Testing Rate For Cervical Cancer Still Low But It’s The 3rd Most Common Cancer Affecting M’sian Women

Cancer is a very terrifying thing and it’s always sad to hear about it affecting someone.   Cervical cancer has...

Collage 1 3 Collage 1 3
News1 day ago

PLUS: Teams Will Manually Scan RFID Tags For Users Stuck At Toll Booths & Offer Detection Diagnostic

“Contactless transactions” have been the norm ever since the pandemic struck in order to curb the spread of the virus....

My Post 2022 01 18T103700.566 My Post 2022 01 18T103700.566
News1 day ago

KJ: M’sia May Completely Ban Cigarettes & Other Tobacco-Products For Future Generations

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is planning to enact a new legislation known as the Tobacco and Smoking Control Act...

Ft Mydin Ft Mydin
News2 days ago

Mydin’s Boss Says Prices For Dry Goods & Clothing Expected to Increase by 10% in 2022

Although the Prime Minister had previously announced that the prices of some goods will stabilise this year, our favourite eateries...

My Post 2022 01 17T114424.433 1 My Post 2022 01 17T114424.433 1
News2 days ago

Massive Congestion Caused By RFID Reported On Multiple Toll Roads Around KL & Selangor

Videos and images have surfaced online, of a massive congestion allegedly caused by the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)...

Ft Sri Muda Ft Sri Muda
News2 days ago

Over 100 Taman Sri Muda Residents Will Be Suing Federal & S’gor Govt For Negligence Over Flash Floods

The sudden flash floods which hit many parts of the country had claimed plenty of lives. Following the government’s alleged...


Latest Videos