From Boba To AirAsia Meals & Sunblock: Here Are 20 Things The Media Received At The Palace
While reporters continue to work tirelessly outside Istana Negara under the hot sun, rest assured that they are well fed and hydrated by the generosity of the people
Ever since Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah treated journalists stationed outside Istana Negara to KFC and McDonald's in the last two days, more and more people have come up to the palace and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to hand out food and beverages to fellow reporters.
But that is not all they are getting. Here is a list of things that reporters have received so far while they cover news pertaining to the current political turmoil:
1. Chicken rice from AirAsia
2. Instant meals from Chim Doo
In an Instagram video, the people behind Chim Doo demonstrated to journalists how the boxed meal can be self-heated using the components that come inside the packaging.
Chim Doo said that they are giving out free food to journalists, police officers, and firefighters on duty at Istana Negara.
3. San Francisco Coffee
4. Bubble tea from Tealive
Reporters were seen beaming as they were handed a cup of boba each. The act of generosity was even captured by national television TV3.
5. Kuih and masala tea from Masala Wheels
Food truck and catering company Masala Wheels walked up to reporters and gave them the best tea time break - some kuih and masala tea.
6. Saji's teh tarik
We are not pulling your leg. There was free flow teh tarik at the palace.
7. Sparkling juice from Haus Boom
8. Clothing from Hari-Hari
Reporters and authorities working at Istana Negara were getting more than just food and beverages.
Hari-Hari, a fashion retail chain, was seen handing out bags of clothing to people working on-site.
9. Nasi lauk from Nasi Lan Kedah
For those who crave from some Kedah cuisine, Nasi Lan Kedah brought a generous amount of packed food to the scene and reporters could not be happier.
10. Sandwiches and drinks from Era FM
The people behind Era FM, a local Malay language radio station, were seen giving out plastic-packed sandwiches and bottles of cultured milk Calpis at the PMO today.
11. Energy bars from Fitbar
12. Ice cream! :p
Reporters also got to indulge in Nestlé Kit Kat drumstick and Oreo ice cream under the hot sun.
13. Burgers from Burger King
On Burger King's Instagram Story, Foodpanda riders were seen handing out burgers to reporters.
14. Instant noodles from Mamee
The instant noodle and snack manufacturer came to the palace in a food truck.
16. Sunblock from Nuvit Malaysia
Fellow photographers and videographers must have needed this a lot.
17. Crackers and wet wipes from Giant
18. Meals from Marry Brown
19. Bubble tea from Gong Cha
Another bubble tea on the list.
20. Goodie bags from Watsons
Reporters were given miscellaneous toiletries by health and beauty care chain store Watsons.