Safe and sound…

When my friend from New Zealand came to Sibu last year, she dropped by this place…

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…to send something via our national courier, poslaju (fast mail), to her friend in the peninsula. Smart move! It certainly would be a whole lot cheaper than sending it all the way from Auckland. While she was in the office, she was impressed by how friendly the people were and how they processed everything for her efficiently and she was out of the place in a jiffy.

I often use their service as well if I have anything to send so I would keep a whole lot of their forms…

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…in the house so that I could fill everything first before proceeding to the office to save time and I could go about everything slowly and steadily…and smoothly.

Well, my friend from Perth, Western Australia, told me that she would be in Penang from the 25th to the 28th of  April so I decided to send her something c/o the hotel where she would be staying and what better way to do it than via poslaju. While I was in the premises, I saw this sign…

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Hmmmm….sorry, my NZ friend! Food is prohibited so you can just forget about getting any made-in-Sibu Mee Daddy through the mail. LOL!!!

In actual fact, I have received quite a lot of stuff from friends via poslaju but I did not know until sometime ago that some did not know that they could actually keep track of the whereabouts of their mail online. Once, I had sent some things to some people and I texted them to tell them that the things had arrived and they were surprised and asked me how I knew – they did not know as they were still at work and had not gone home yet at the time.

To do so, you will just have to log in to their webpage at http://www.poslaju.com.my/ and click “TRACK AND TRACE” at the top right hand corner and you will get to this page…

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…which tells you to enter your tracking number or numbers.

To do so, you have to type the number that you can see in your form…

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…and in my case, it was EM017092315MY.

Do not leave any space in between the letters and the numbers…

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…and click “Track”.

They will let you know the status of your mail like this…

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…and if you want more details, you can click “More Details Tracking”, and you will get some further information about the progress of the delivery…

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When your mail has been delivered, this is what you will see…

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In my Perth’s friend’s case, the hotel people accepted the mail while awaiting her arrival the next day and they used their official stamp. Otherwise, you would be able to see the name of the person who received the mail and his or her identity card number.

For one thing, I must say that they were not very prompt in updating the status. I received a call at around 10-11.00 in the morning from the hotel people and I confirmed that she and her hubby would be checking in the following day and requested them to hold on to the mail for them and I only got the update online after 6.00 p.m. Still, I feel that it is good that they have this so one would be able to track and trace anything one has sent.

Of course, it is more expensive compared to the regular snail mail or registered mail but what’s a few extra ringgit for the speed – “dijamin sampai hari esok” (quaranteed to arrive the following day) as well as the peace of mind. It sure helps when there are people who never bother or take their sweet time to let you know that they have received whatever you have sent to them…