Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chinese medical halls and their lower prices

That popular shopping reality show, Extreme Couponing, is back on Astro again fter a hiatus of several months. It is slated to be shown on Tuesdays at 10pm, beginning next week.

This morning, the girls at tea-break were talking excitedly about it. On the subject of cost-savings, someone shared that for milk powder, Milo and stuff like that, you can get better prices at those Chinese medical shops vis-a-vis supermarkets or hypermarkets.

Chinese medical shops have been around for decades stocking up on herbs and ointments besides some sundries. Unlike pharmacies, these medical shops or (used to be called medical halls) do not have western medicine beyond the normal painkillers, cough mixtures and plasters. If you are looking for bedpans, wheelchairs, crutches or med cart, you will have to check elsewhere.

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