Free face masks in Malaysia
Image adapted from: Jessica Fang & Paradigm Mall
In the past few weeks, 2 words have been causing widespread fear and uncertainty in Malaysia and beyond: the dreaded Wuhan virus. Ridiculous memes and fake news aside, one thing’s clear – we need to protect ourselves against this outbreak by washing our hands and donning face masks.
Face masks may be flying off the shelves everywhere, but thankfully some businesses are being charitable during these dire times. Here are 6 places in Malaysia that are handing out FREE face masks on a while-stock-lasts basis:
1. Ninso – Johor, Melaka, Selangor
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Ninso is loved for their variety of goods – from plastic houseware to bottles of coca-cola – that are all priced at RM2.10. And now we have more reasons to love them as they are handing out free face masks to their customers with no purchase required. You can collect a face mask, 1/person, at any of its outlets in Plentong and Tampoi in Johor Bahru, Melaka, and Taman Prima Selayang in Selangor.
Check out all Ninso’s locations here.
2. ALPS Medical Centre – Kuala Lumpur
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Those who are worried about their older ones getting sick, drop by ALPS Medical Center in KL. This medical centre – which specialises in aesthetic surgeries, wellness and elderly care – is handing out free masks to senior citizens aged 60 and above.
All you have to do is bring along your IC to claim 10 face masks to protect yourself and your family. And while you can also collect another 10 masks after 10 days of your first redemption, be sure to only get what you need and leave behind what you don’t for others.
Address: Menara See Hoy Chan, 02-03 and 02-04, 374, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 KL
Opening hours: 9AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-2161 6133
3. ProEast Industries Hardware and Machinery – Kajang
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ProEast Industries Hardware and Machinery is a hole-in-the-wall hardware store located in Kajang. And it’s generously pulled all its 3-ply face masks back from its shelves to hand it out for free to its customers. You can get up to 3 masks from the counter, but again, sharing is caring.
Address: 71, Jalan SC1/A, Pusat Perindustrian Sungai Chua Kajang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-6PM | Sat 8AM-5PM (Closed Sundays)
Telephone: 016-244 9661
4. Orange 24hr – Sabah
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Orange 24hr is a local convenience store that has outlets located throughout Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. They often engage in charity events for orphanages and those in need, which is why it’s not surprising that they are giving out free masks at its outlets in Imago Shopping Mall, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, and Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Orange 24hr @ Imago Shopping Mall
Address: Unit G-91/92, Ground Floor, Imago Shopping Mall, KK Times Square Phase 2, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Orange 24hr @ Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
Address: Lot G16, Ground Floor, Wisma Sabah, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
5. MR. DIY – all outlets in Malaysia
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MR.DIY has over 83 stores in Malaysia alone, so you’ll be glad to know that all their outlets are giving out a free face mask, starting from 5th February 2020, to each customer with no minimum purchase required.
Stocks have yet to arrive at all their stores, but some Malaysians have already gotten a free one at its Kepong and Sri Petaling outlets. So be sure to stay tuned to their Facebook page for more updates, or check in with your nearest MR.DIY store to see when you can get your hands on one.
See all MR.DIY locations here.
6. One Stop Superstore – Sabah
Image credit: One Stop Superstore Sabah
Those in Sabah are seeing the best of its citizens come to light, as this affordable hardware and department store in Kota Kinabalu is also handing out free masks to locals in the area. Located in Asia City, you can get a free mask without a minimum purchase here too.
Address: Asia City, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 010-908 3628
7. GST Hardware – Kuala Lumpur
Image adapted from: GST Hardware
Another generous hardware store on the list that’s giving out free masks is GST Hardware in Kuala Lumpur. You can get 1 mask free with your purchase, while stocks last. But if you’re looking for masks for your whole family, you can purchase 5 face masks for just RM1.
Address: 26,Jalan Radin Anum 1,Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8AM-6.30PM | Sun 9AM-3PM
Telephone: 03-9058 8812
Free face masks in Malaysia
Helpful guide from World Health Organization to keep yourself and others safe
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Wearing a face mask is the first step to prevent the spread of Wuhan Virus – and it’s a more than necessary one if you’re feeling under the weather. With stocks for them going quickly at stores, we’re more than glad to see these businesses stepping up to the plate and handing out free masks to Malaysians everywhere.
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