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Make your own Apam Polka Dot!

My friend who is  an apam maker for one of the online businesses ( shall not be mentioned) has allowed me to share her recipe on making the famous Apam. 10 years back, this was only something you see in road side stalls, then the bakers had tried to vamp it up and commercialise it. And now, for every party, gatherings or wedding, the famous Apam Polka Dot is there to greet us!

This is the conventional apam that you see in night markets.


Where to use AMEX in Malaysia (4)-

Of course this list is not complete, by this is just to give a rough guide on spending at your favourite outlets and also how AMEX is more widely accepted now in Malaysia.
Have fun spending and earning Treat Points!

Department store/ Outlets

AEONMarks and SpencersGiant Klebang MelakaTescoMydin, Seremban EraPadini Concept Store, IOI Mall and Pavillion. AEON MelakaP Lal StoreRoyal Sporting House QBM, Penang; Jusco, MelakaBraun Buffel, Queensbay MallPuma, Sunway PyramidPadini Authentics - 1 UtamaQuiksilver, Pavilion KL SOULed Out, Sri HartamasDorothy Perkins, 1 UtamaLACOSTE Boutique, Queensbay Mall, PenangR studio, Gurney PlazaFourseason, Empire Shopping GalleryStadium, KLCCEast India Clothing, Alpha Angle Wangsa MajuHouse of Leather, Mahkota Parade MelakaCharles and Keith, Gurney plazaPedro, PavilionGSCTGVMBOCotton On, JB City SquareSwarovski KLCCBangsar Grocer's

Eye wear/ Beauty

Ideal Optique, Jalan Genting Kelang, behind Columbia Asia Hospital SetapakThe Eye Trend optical shop, Fahrenh…

Where to use AMEX in Malaysia (3)- Restaurants/ Fast Food

A Malaysian's day revolves around food. In fact we spend a lot on eating outside. So why not enjoy good food and still feel good about spending all those $$?

1. Kenny Roger's
2. Nando's
3. Pizza Hut
4. La Bodega
5. Carl's Jr ,Subang Parade
6. Smokehouse, Bangsar
7. Grill House, Hillside Tanjung Bungah Penang
8. Zam Zam Cafe & Satay Club
9. Yamada Japanese Restaurant, SS15
10. Michelangelo's Pizzeria, Ipoh
11. Vivo American Pizza & Panini, Empire Shopping Gallery
12. Uniqlo, KLCC
13. Ippudo Ramen, Pavillion
14. Royal China, Jalan Bukit Bintang.
15. Sushi Zanmai at Gurney Paragon, Penang
16. Kim's Seafood Place Restaurant, Port Dickson
17. GULI Residence (F&B) - Jonker Street 
18. Yamagoya Ramen, Fahrenheit
19. Santouka Ramen, Pavillion


Where to use you AMEX card in Malaysia (2)- Petrol Stations/ Touch N Go Top Up

As many know, most petrol stations would prefer VISA and Master Card because of it's lower service charge. So many petrol stations have stopped using AMEX. 
Although this may not give you a total of 5%rebate , it still gives you some rebate ( must pay for 1% service charge,which is better than not getting any rebate at all). 

Petrol Stations
1. Petron/Esso mobil stations-Jalan Genting Setapak, next to Mc Donalds; Jalan Ipoh both stations; Jalan Karak; HICOM Shah Alam , Jasamaju,  Melaka Tengah, Bukit Lanjan, It is generally accepted in most petrol stations in Penang and Ipoh 
2. Shell-  Jalan Bercham Ipoh before entering the PLUS highway heading  towards KL, R&R Tapah

As for Touch N Go top up, many places like Seng Heng and Sen Q have stopped providing the services, including some petrol stations. Here is a short list of places that still accept AMEX cards.

Touch N Go Top Up

1. MyMydin in Bkt Tinggi, 3.00834,101.438747
2. Petronas near Kinrara Furniture Street (LDP after the Puchong t…

Where to use you AMEX card in Malaysia (1) - Utilities/ Medical/ Insurance

Well as you know, AMEX Maybank credit cards give 5x Treat points and 5%cash rebate ( max RM50) on weekends. So, while tyring to research how to maximise my treat points, I would also like to share with you where you can use it too!
Cash rebate on weekends can't really guarantee on that. because it depends whether the transaction gets transacted the same day or the following day.

Utilities 1. Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah 2. Majlis Perbandaran Batu Pahat 3. Astro Interactive Center - Midvalley 4. DiGi Centre ( You can also pay using AMEX via M2U) 5. TNB-  total limit of  RM5000 or 5 transactions per week, whichever comes first 6. Telekom- total limit of RM1000 or 2 transactions per week, whichever comes first 7. UNIFI - total limit RM1000 or 2 transactions per week, whichever comes first

Medical/ Insurance 1.Tung Shin Hospital Specialist Clinic  2. SDMC Desa Park City (new hospital) 3. Sg Long Hospital 4. Mahkota Medical Centre 5. eTiQa Auto Insurance 6. Mototakafaul 7. Farmasi Vitacare 8. Natu…