Tuesday, August 17, 2010
In a statement, MasterCard Worldwide said this was an increase of 37% as compared to US$54.1mill spent last year during the first weekend of MMSC 2009, which was from July 4 to July 6, 2009.
It said the total number of transactions made by both Malaysian and overseas cardholders saw a 9% increase from last year, totalling 956,550.
Could one of the reasons be the timing this year of the Hari Raya next month? The Malaysian Mega Sale Carnival this year is perfectly timed for shopping in preparation of the festivities. This annual carnival is from July 24 right through Sep 15 this year.
Image source: TourismMalaysia