Sunday, July 20, 2014

Birthday at Red Box

Red Box members get to sing and eat for free for 7 days (3 days before and 3 days after their birthday and on their birthday itself) when accompanied by at least 1 paying adult at full price for one session daily. One can become an ordinary member by paying MYR5 on the spot and one can go everyday for all 7 days as long as one meets the requirement of having another paying adult.

So on Saturday, one day before my friend's birthday, the two of us went to Red Box The Gardens for the earliest session and were told that the buffet brunch session was on from 11am to 2pm and if the room was still available, we could use it for another hour until 3pm and the price was MYR30++ (10% service charge and 6% govt tax) so we said ok and asked for a non-smoking room.

Since we were there to sing, we were not that particular about the buffet spread which was just acceptable.

The above food was for  two. It has been a long time since I last ate french toasts so time to eat one now, drizzled with honey and I found it quite nice. The roti jala here was not soft enough for me and those two dim sums were soaked in sauce.

"Kon choy" (dried vege) soup, fish fillet, fried popiah, steamed egg, char keoy teow, rice (hidden below the ckt), one fried wanton, and one fried processed fish cake crab stick thingy. Two drinks - hot plum juice.

This two plates of food were for sharing too. Watermelons, oranges, raw vege, tiny coffee cupcakes, charcoal cake, peanut butter swiss roll, two chocolates mini tarts.

To our surprise, we were given this. It was a nice gesture from Red Box to wish my friend happy birthday so we ate the red hard boiled eggs after removing the red shells. The quail eggs were dyed black (I wonder why) and because they were so tiny, the black dye seeped through the shells so the egg whites were black too so we did not eat those.

For a total bill of MYR34.80, both of us get to eat some ok food and sing for 4 hours (11am to 3pm) so I think it is a pretty good deal. We did not include the MYR5 membership fee because we just pay once and we have been singing for free during our birthdays for 3 years now and will continue to do so as long as this deal is available.

22 comments:

  1. What o? 7 days only? I remember last time it was for the whole birthday month. Although that last time was like, 6 years ago LOL. Or was it Neway?

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    1. I am not aware of any one month birthday deals. Seldom go to Neway.

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  2. Have not been to Red Box for many many years ago liao.. Call me jakun, I think I only been to once or twice.. Once during college days.. Once when I was working in my ex company.. I dont like karaoke so I just tag along for the food, hehe..

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    1. Good morning Princess Ribbon, you are so early today! You don't like karaoke but do you like to sing at home?

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    1. Good morning STP, you are a morning person. So early as always you started blog hopping. Can tell that you like to sing as you are always quoting lyrics from songs.

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  4. Sounds like a good deal. I don't like karaoke, so I haven't been there before.

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    1. Do you like to sing at home or listen to songs?

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  5. ah, Red Box!! hahaha, i have not been to the karaoke scene for ages!! i still remember when Red Box first landed in Malaysia in 2000, i went there every weekend (sometimes just one day, sometimes both two days) with a friend who is a karaoke fan!! haha, so frequent that the staffs there already got to know us~~ :D

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    1. When it first started, where was the outlet? So you used to be a karaoke kaki. :)

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  6. ah, of course the main purpose was to sing there and food comes secondary.. i think their food is actually acceptable though not something to shout loud, afterall you concentrate on singing or listening to friends singing, you may probably not know what you have eaten, haha!!

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    1. Very true. The singing comes first, food next.

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  7. oh yeah.. such a nice gesture from them to present red eggs to the your friend!! though just something simple but the gesture meant a lot huh?? and i remember they do give surprise by cutting in a birthday song while you are singing, and a waiter will come in bringing the eggs (last time was cake and sparkling fruit juice i remember)..

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    1. I wonder who gave the order to do this. :)

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  8. I like the last pic, they're so cute, they even paint smiley face on the red egg, so creative!! =]

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    1. I wonder who drew those smiley face. :)

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  9. OO....cuteness of the red eggs for the birthday celebration.

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  10. Karaoke? Hmmm........i sing it will rain LOL

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    1. Then we better hire you now cos many days no rain already.

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  11. Thought it was YOUR birthday. :) 30+ seems quite cheap for food plus singing?

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    1. Not my bd. It is cheap because bd person sings for free. :)

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