The 2-week long Movement Control Order (MCO) has been implemented by the Malaysian government as a measure to fight against the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. With MCO in place, the rakyat were asked to #dudukrumah or stay put at home, and not wander out of home unnecessarily.
Malaysians now spend most or all of their time at home, and for some, the boredom is
beginning to really get to their heads. We then asked around to find out how others are
keeping themselves occupied, and here are some tips to keep you busy and connected to
the outside world!
1. Virtually bridging the social distance
Malaysians have been told to practice social distancing, but how do you do that when you want to stay connected with loved ones? Do what most offices are doing! Video call your loved one. Some of the fan-favourite apps that are both mobile and desktop-friendly include Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts and Whatsapp. Despite being told to stay home, what’s stopping you from being creative and organising virtual yumcha and mamak sessions at home via video calls?
Skype’s group video chat now allows up to 50 users in one call. You can also try out Zoom that is able to host up to 100 participants in a call! Only catch is that you will have to refresh after 40 minutes if you are not a premium account holder.
Are you bored of home-cooked meals and have food cravings that need to be satisfied?
Fret not, as the food delivery services are still running! Be it a bubble tea break or a hearty meal, you name it, they will deliver it. During the MCO period, food delivery companies such as Grab are giving their users free delivery service. For GrabFood, apply code FREEDEL to enjoy free delivery with a min spend of RM28.
3. Shopping safely from home
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Window shopping has never felt easier and comfortable. Browse from a very long list of
items from across various categories from e-commerce platforms such as Shopee and Lazada. The online shopping platform recently announced that business is as usual for them, and are working closely with brands, partners and suppliers to continue delivering daily necessities and shopping needs to Malaysians.
Psst, we’re also rewarding 1 lucky winner to go on a shopping spree on 27th March! Details here.
4. Get pop-cultured
Why not take this opportunity to spend some quality time with your family or find out who’s the up-and-coming actor? Catch up on movies or that series your friends have been raving on about (read: “Crash Landing on You“) on Netflix. Stream Netflix for unlimited movies and TV shows on your phone, tablet, laptop and TV with packages starting from RM17 a month.
5. Stay Fit
Whatever happened to that year-end resolution to start exercising and lose weight? Time to dust off that yoga mat and start off with some simple stretching workouts.
There you have it! Aren’t we lucky we have tech to count on?! Can’t imagine life any
other way. Phewww!