Ever since the movement control order (MCO) was implemented on March 18, people have been desperately finding ways to keep themselves entertained without leaving the safe confines of home.
Even as the more relaxed conditional MCO (CMCO) is introduced, the threat of the pandemic remains and social distancing forms the new normal.
Fortunately, the internet serves as the common cure to boredom and many activities can still take place within the online sphere.
Here are five things Malaysians can do virtually:
Shopping online has dramatically increased in popularity over the past few weeks, and many large retailers typically found in shopping malls have begun selling online either via e-commerce stores on their websites or other online marketplaces.
With the relative ease and affordability of setting up an e-commerce store, many small businesses are also hopping on the online bandwagon, which in turn gives consumers far more options.
E-commerce offers a virtual shopping experience coupled with more variety, better affordability and greater convenience as opposed to traditional brick-and-mortar stores.
With the festive sales period of Hari Raya around the corner, perhaps it’s time to indulge in a little retail therapy.
According to an article by The Star, a Malaysian couple put together a virtual wedding in two days, including a drinking session with friends through video conferencing and a ceremony witnessed by guests online.
These unconventional wedding ceremonies are increasing as the global restrictions in travel and congregation are ongoing.
In a first for the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI), a Muslim couple also solemnised their marriage via an online conference call.
With mass gatherings likely to continue to be prohibited in the foreseeable future, would you consider tying the knot in a virtual setting?
Gyms can be a point of transmission of the Covid-19 virus and have remained shut since the MCO begun.
As such, personal trainers and fitness instructors have taken to organising pre-recorded or live exercise sessions via social media.
These include home workouts and yoga sessions among others and people can follow the instructors on-screen just as they would in the studio.
It looks like there is no excuse to sideline exercising despite being stuck at home.
- Virtual Tours
A virtual tour of newly launched properties is a practical alternative to physical viewings and is increasingly popular, especially amid an MCO or CMCO.
The virtual tours allow viewers to immerse themselves in a walkthrough of the show units via mobile or computers without the need for any specialised equipment.
Not only do prospective home buyers avoid the hassle and expenses of travelling to several sales galleries, but the availability of such virtual tours also provides for a greater variety of options to browse through.
- Digital Fairs
The StarProperty Stay-At-New-Home Digital Fair 2020 is set to revolutionise the way Malaysians shop and purchase properties.
Much like the physical property fairs that StarProperty is renowned for, the digital fair offers a prime selection of new properties coupled with irresistible promotions.
Unlike a physical fair, however, patrons can browse at leisure from the convenience of their homes and without interruptions from sales promoters.
When further information about a project is desired, one merely has to fill up a contact form, and sales personnel from the respective property developer will be in touch to offer assistance.
Among the key features of the digital fair is the aforementioned virtual tours, allowing prospective buyers to inspect every facet of the show units in a virtual setting.
The StarProperty Stay-At-New-Home Digital Fair begins May 28, 2020 and will be hosted on the StarProperty Fair website.
Perhaps the MCO has hastened the need to buy your first home, upgrade to a bigger home or invest in real estate as prices fall. Either way, you can’t afford to miss out on the digital fair and grab properties at a bargain.
Property developers who are keen on joining the digital fair may register their interest via the link: https://bit.ly/DigitalFairMay2020Dev.
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