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Saturday, 11 April 2015 | MYT 12:00 AM

Good deals, gifts and no GST

VISITING the Perfect Livin home and lifestyle exhibition in Kuala Lumpur twice a year has become second nature to Mohd Yusof Othman and this year is no different.

“Perfect Livin is the best place to shop for home furniture as it has everything under one roof.

“Now that my daughter has moved to a condominium in Bandar Baru Sentul, I want to look for things like kitchen cabinets as well as a sofa, cooker hob and refrigerator for the new unit,” he said while lining up at the exhibition registration counters.

Mohd Yusof said the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) would not affect his purchases.

“I will buy things within my budget and scout around for the best value-for-money deals,” said the 70-year-old pensioner.

Jenny Yeap was not perturbed by the GST either.

For the bedroom: Range of beds by Getha.
For the bedroom: Range of beds by Getha.

“GST will not impact my purchases,” said Yeap, who was first in line at the registration counter at 9.30am yesterday.

She added the exhibition features innovative products and new designs.

“I look forward to it every year and come to check out newly-launched products,” she added.

Most exhibitors had absorbed the GST and maintained the prices of the products.

Tables for meals: A variety of dining room furniture on display at the exhibition.
Tables for meals: A variety of dining room furniture on display at the exhibition.

Curtains Place Sdn Bhd sales supervisor Tiu Ai Chen said the company is absorbing the GST exclusively for the exhibition.

“We decided not to increase the price of our products to reduce the impact of GST on houseowners.

“For example, 10ft velvet curtains were sold at RM399 before GST and is still available at the same price,” she said.

Super Ceramic Tiles and Design Sdn Bhd assistant operation manager Benjamin Lee also said his customers will not have to pay GST.

“We are only offering this special deal during the Perfect Livin exhibition.

Build your own garden: Parts of Pelantaran PWTC is transformed into a lively green area.
Build your own garden: Parts of Pelantaran PWTC is transformed into a lively green area.

“On top of that, visitors who buy certain packages for their homes can also enjoy a discount of as much as 61%,” he said.

Simmons (Malaysia) Distributor Sleep Suite Sdn Bhd also has not increased the cost of their products despite the implementation of GST.

“The price of imported mattresses is the same as before GST and on top of that, we are offering free gifts to customers,” said company accounts manager Danish Chai.

Spanning 20,000 sq m at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), the fair features 400 exhibitors at more than 1,250 booths offering products ranging from furniture and household appliances to decorations.

Cool fixtures: Alpha Home Appliances Sdn Bhd is showcasing a variety of ceiling fans at the exhibition.
Cool fixtures: Alpha Home Appliances Sdn Bhd is showcasing a variety of ceiling fans at the exhibition.

Visitors who register at the on-site will be in the running to win two flight tickets to Italy while those who purchase a minimum of RM1,000 during the exhibition will be in the running to win prizes worth over RM400,000, including a state-of-the-art Jacuzzi Spa, exclusive Marie Claire Dijon900 king size mattresses and other luxury products.

The first 1,000 registered visitors daily will walk away with a limited edition Küchentimer kitchen timer.

The exhibition is open from 10am to 9pm and ends tomorrow. Admission is free.