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Malaysia's Lockdown Massively Affects Local Retailers

May 29, 2021

Malaysia's Lockdown Massively Affects Local Retailers

Malaysia will go into a total nationwide lockdown for all social and economic sectors from next Tuesday (June 1) to June 14.

Only essential economic sectors and services will be allowed to operate during the movement control order (RMCO). 

This month has seen the country continue to record new highs in Covid-19 infections and deaths, despite putting in place three weeks of moderate restrictions under the movement control order (MCO).

Expect delays from made-to-order retailers

Malaysia's lockdown has big impacts on the Singapore retail industry, which includes electronics, textiles, furniture, raw materials and more. 

All retailers are preparing for delays of goods as movement across states are restricted and factories are not in operation or at half-capacity.

The impact is evident as local carpenters are fully booked up amid the surge in demand for made-to-measure furniture.

In anticipation, Picket&Rail has an inventory of ready stock of our best-selling furniture such as sofas, beds, dining setshome office, mattresses and more. Take advantage of The Great Singapore Sale happening in store now!

Logistical challenges driving up price of goods

With rising raw material prices, mobility restrictions and production decline, the retail sector is bracing for a price hike. 

This especially affects the furniture and home improvement industry. The appetite for furniture and renovation has increased during the pandemic and continues to grow exponentially.

We highly recommend getting your plans in order now to avoid paying the higher price. There's no better time to support local carpenters and renovation experts!

If you're looking to renovate your home, Picket&Rail's inhouse local Carpentry&Reno team is ready to take on any projects. With our roots in the industry since 1943, we have furnished over 300,000 homes islandwide with quality solid wood furniture.

Register an appointment with us today!

Shop now to save more

Take advantage of our GSS sale happening from today to end June 2021 to shop our ready stock solid wood furniture such as sofas, beds, dining, pet furniturecoffee tables, lounge sets, recliners and more!

To avoid the price hike, we recommended ordering your necessities now before the prices are revised for the new arrivals.

This might be your last chance to get our solid wood furniture at a steal. Shop till you drop with us at Furniture Megastore @ 25 Tagore, open daily from 10am - 6pm and Picket&Rail Lifestyle @ CSM, L2, open daily from 12pm - 9pm (except Wednesdays)!

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