From Fresh Rojak To Kek Jelita, Here Are 6 Local Vendors To Sapot For Hari Kebangsaan

Nothing unites Malaysians more than food, and now you can get a total of RM20 off with Sama-Sama Lokal!

Cover image via Bawah Pokok Ceri Serendah - BPCS (Facebook) & Zya Food Industries (Sama-Sama Lokal by Maybank)

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As the country huddles through a seemingly never-ending cycle of lockdowns, Malaysians have been doing what we do best — putting on a united front and taking care of each other

However, after more than a year of movement control and staying home, there's no arguing that fighting a bleak reality has taken a heavy toll on everybody.

No dine-in policies and temporary closure of physical stores have caused a suffocating effect on the livelihoods of many, particularly to small businesses — think, your favourite fried noodle hawker stall, neighbourhood sundry shops, and late-night nasi kandar haunts. :(

On top of that, mom-and-pop type businesses often face additional hurdles when it comes to navigating online and delivery platforms.

These small-scale businesses, including many who have turned to home-based selling, typically lack the know-how and resources to get into the spotlight with other bigger franchises and merchants. 

Essentially, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), who form the backbone of our country, need greater support from us now more than ever. 

This is where Maybank's Sama-Sama Lokal, an online platform that supports independent businesses and vendors, comes in to ease some of their struggles

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What sets it apart from other platforms is the fact that Sama-Sama Lokal streamlines the process of connecting local merchants to potential customers on a zero-commission platform, which means businesses get to keep 100% of their earnings

This way, vendors get a chance at rebuilding their businesses, since they won't have to lose any amount of their profits on commissions or fees.

Location matters too, especially when it comes to delivery services. Sama-Sama Lokal helps put neighbourhood businesses on the map by partnering with multiple delivery partners, allowing coverage for wider delivery areas, and thus, connecting more merchants to customers.

Plus, the Sama-Sama Lokal platform further reduces the burden on merchants by offering subsidised deliveries, all while ensuring that delivery riders receive their fair share.

In light of Hari Kebangsaan and Malaysia Day, let's come together to support our homegrown brands with a special promo from Sama-Sama Lokal

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From now until 30 September, you can enjoy RM10 off orders + RM10 off delivery fees with a minimum spend of RM30. Just use the promo code 'SELOKAL' when you place your order.

In the spirit of Sehati Selokal, we can help our communities and each other persist through these tough times by sticking together. We can do it; keep it up, karipuppp! ;)

From small-town delicacies to city staples, you can find yummy food from all across the country, as well as groceries and other essentials. This Hari Kebangsaan, what better way to show your love for your local community than to indulge in some good eats, a passionate affair that always brings Malaysians together? :D

Here's a taste of what you can expect from the food vendors on the Sama-Sama Lokal platform:

Few things come together more beautifully than a plate of old school rojak like the one you can find from Kedai Rojak Serendah - BPCS Enterprise. Their Rojak Deraman and mee rebus come drenched in a yummy thick gravy that will surely whet your appetite.

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The classic menu from Asam Pedas Man Cathay will have you salivating in no time! Now you can tuck into asam pedas pari or ikan jenahak from the comfort of your home. Yum!

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3. MyGranny's Foods, Selangor

Fancy some old school snacks to munch on? You can order flavourful beloved snacks like murukku and kuih rose a.k.a achu murukku, plus their sambal udang kering, which is made from their recipe passed down from four generations ago.

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4. Kolok Kak Bedah, Kuching

If you love noodles, check out the selection from Kolok Kak Bedah! Their take on mee kolok features tasty morsels of meat, 'sup kaw', and spicy sambal ngesit.

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5. Zya Food Industries, Negeri Sembilan

Zya Food Industries bakes up some really pretty cakes! Their Original Jelita Marble, a soft butter sponge cake, shows off colourful swirls, while bananas beautifully top their Kek Pisang Merelit.

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6. Mikhuza Sushi, Selangor

Satisfy your sushi cravings made with love by local vendor, Mikhuza Sushi! You can choose from a selection of onigiri, sushi, and chewy mochi, which will surely make you happy to stay home and enjoy!

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Let's show our love for our local communities by ordering from Sama-Sama Lokal this Hari Kebangsaan!

Here's how you can find the platform on your Maybank2u MY app

Visit Sama-Sama Lokal's website for more information on how you can #supportlocal or click here to order now.

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