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  • ross1948 12:24 on June 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , daging babi dilarang, , Hero Supermarket,   

    Bacon Diusir Cuma Dari Hero Citraland? 

    Unwilling to be unfair to Hero, I used my meanders around Jakarta this week to see if other branches have dissed pork-fans in the high-handed manner of their Citraland branch.

    Hero Jadi Halal? Bacon Diusir? 


    And they haven’t.

    Both at Puri Indah and Sarinah, non-halal shoppers are properly catered for by Hero management.

    So how come their Citraland branch is so indifferent to people who like bacon with their eggs…




    ….or a nice pork chop for dinner?

    I did send off a polite but indignant enquiry to their central customer service officers, but no reply as yet.

    Let’s keep up the pressure till they do their job and get porcine products back on the shelves.  

    Contact us – Hero Supermarket

  • ross1948 15:04 on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Hero Jadi Halal? Bacon Diusir? 

    gandacitr Citraland Mall


    Unwilling to idle at home on the first day of Ramadhan, I duly went out to forage for lunch and thought to do a bit of shopping.

    Shopping at Citraland is usually worth the effort, due to discounts, and, in Hero Supermarket, I was delighted to grab the last pack of 50% eggs.

    But what does one most like to eat with eggs?



    BACON, of course!,  


    So off I wandered down to the meat sector.

    Shock horror! The pork part had disappeared!

    All other items were on display as always, beef, chicken, fish…but that counter at the far end was gone.

    Now I know big stores enjoy shifting things around for no good reason, leaving regular customers baffled…

    …so I searched about for piggy foods, to no avail. Then I returned to the meat area and asked the guy behind the counter.

    “Is there bacon, pak?”

    “No,” was the bapak’s laconic response. No explanation, no ‘sorry, mister,’ no more than a negative grunt.


    What the Hell is Hero up to?

    Grogol and Tanjung Duren, the areas adjacent to where it’s located, are cosmopolitan, loads of students from Trisakti University, a large ethnic Chinese population, as well, naturally, as many other Indonesians who have no sectarian hang-ups about pork. Its removal is a serious customer disservice.

    Why has the pork disappeared?

    Contact us – Hero Supermarket

    An explanation, an apology, then prompt restoration are all very much in order!

    Please demand them!

  • ross1948 11:46 on January 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Hero Supermarket, , , , watch batteries   

    Plaza Semanggi Gives New Meaning to The Word ‘Soon!’ 

    I’ going out now, but not to Plaza Semanggi!

    I did go there recently, and thought to inspect the new food market in the basement, which was promised as a replacement for the quite good Giant Supermart, where useful discounts were often to be had.


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    Looking back on previous posts…

    Misteri Gunung Semanggi – Kemana Raksasanya? A Giant Vanishes! 

    …I see that particular promise was dangled back last year, about FOUR MONTHS AGO.

    Hence, imagine my chagrin when I travelled down the escalator only to see the same boring sign, announcing it would open ‘soon!’

    I went there to seek a new battery for my wrist-watch.

    Once upon a time, PS had lots of little shops where bargains were available, if you persevered.

    No more, not if a watch-battery’s what you’re after. I went to the only watch-shop I could find downstairs – there was one at ground-level, but its exterior was so glitzy, I took one look and concluded it wouldn’t be within my price-range – and after deep discussion, the proprietor offered me a battery for Rp.85, 000 – which I naturally spurned.

    I knew that the honest orologists at Permata Hijau would do better, but since yesterday I was at Citraland, I tried there…





    Yesterday’s visitor had confirmed my belief that Rp.50K was the most I should pay, so I wandered hopefully into the first promising store and asked.


    I wandered back out, disgusted.

    Only three or four doors down, heading towards the Hero supermarket, there’s another little shop. In I went, and emerged five minutes later with a working watch, the battery having cost me exactly what Wonder-Visitor had predicted.

    AND I got eggs in Hero on 50% discount!





    Today’s traditional Sunday breakfast is a sure thing!

  • ross1948 15:04 on August 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Prices At Puri- Hati2, Kucing2! 


    Just got back from Hypermart, a cat-food run, greedy little beast thinks every time she goes out the door, she has a divine right to return to a full plate, regardless of the duration of her absence. I only visited their Puri branch as I was meeting people in the mall nearby, and it made sense to kill 2 birds with one stone.




    But Hypermart’s demands, 19,900 for a can of Super Cat, is an insult, adding to the injury of their imbecilic air-con, which, despite protests, is still maintained at near-Arctic level.

    Better, I decided, to go to the nearby Hero, where the same item costs under Rp.13,000.




    Now she’s eaten, so I shall go out again in search of the tukang gado2.

    Unvarying price, Rp. 10,000 for a good-sized late lunch.



  • ross1948 10:42 on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Hero Supermarket, , ice-cold, , , , , pricing, Rp.19000   

    Astaga! Makanan Kucing Kampung, Rp. 19,900? 


    • Spent a while down Puri Indah the other day, lovely weather, took my Kindle. It’s nice to sit in the smoking area of JCO with an Americano black coffee, reading a book for a while.
    • Then I thought to brave the icy climate of the (relatively) new Hypermart.
    • The management of Lippo Mall Puri MUST be pressured on the temperature there, which is reminiscent of a mild December day in Ontario.


    • I’m sure they may lose customers in consequence of the chilly interior. I only went back this week because it seemed to me they might have recognised the unacceptability of wintry conditions by now.
    • But no!
    • ——–
    • LIPPOMAL Lippo Mall, Puri
    • ———————-
    • However, once in, I zoomed towards the pet-food area (moving energetically to keep warm!) which, as in so many other supermarkets here, is located down past the kitchenware and hardware section.
    • What have dogs and cats to do with scissors, etc.?
    • Pets belong with people.


    ibi idul fitri

    Nevertheless, when I saw the price of Supercat, one can costing Rp.19,900, I walked out at once. I know prices tend to soar during Ramadan, but come on…that’s just outrageous, since only a few days ago I bought the same item for Rp.12,700 at Hero, in Mal Citraland.

    My feline is indeed of West Java origin, but she ain’t fasting! And she’s not one of those stuck-up angoras – she’s a kucing kampung, adopted from a long line of street cats.

     A quick – well, slow, actually, it being gloriously hot outdoors – stroll to the older mall nearby, took me to the Hero there, and sure enough, cans galore, and my non-fussy, non-fasting cat was as happy as I was when I brought some of them home in triumph. 

    What is it with that Hypermart? Everywhere else, you can find discounts of 50 per cent, frequently, but in the Big H, the best I could find was 20 per cent.

    Not good enough!

    Unless I find a discounted sweater to buy, I shall not be shopping there again.



    On reflection, I may buy some more at Hero today.

    Or I suppose I could always send the cat!



    • Gita 13:51 on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      My cat is also kampung and he will eat anything I do not eat when I have my breakfast or lucnh or evening meals.
      So he is not an expensive cat.


    • Stella 16:48 on June 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      My friend lives near Citralan and I was telling her about the discount, so she went.
      Thank you so much from her, because she had three packs of smoked ham and also eggs, and she saved over Rp.100,000, even although she has no cat.


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