POLLING day was made more exciting by a host of food-and-beverage establishments offering freebies and other promotions.
All customers needed to do to redeem the goodies was to show their ink-stained index finger.
It was also intended to encourage more Malaysians to go out and vote.
For example, Boost Juice had a buy-one-free-one offer to reward citizens who had carried out their responsibility of casting their ballots.
Among those at the juice kiosk to redeem the promotion was Jamie Khong, 34, who said she was pleased that Boost Juice had such an offer.
“I cast my vote at a Chinese school in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, this morning where the line moved surprisingly fast, contrary to the news I saw on the Internet,” she said.
Khong was the seventh person in line to vote as she arrived at the venue at 8am. It took her 20 minutes in total to fulfil her responsibility as a Malaysian.
“I was visiting Tropicana City Mall in Petaling Jaya with my daughter when I came across the Boost Juice offer,” she added.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf was another cafe chain that was promoting a buy-one-free-one offer.
Oh Jia Rong, 29, turned up at the cafe after voting at Taman SEA primary school, Petaling Jaya.
It was certainly a nice way to relax after waiting one-and-half-hours to cast the ballot papers.
“I voted five years ago and the queue back then was not as long as this time around,” said Oh.
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