Wednesday , May 31 2023

Barber shop in Kuala Lumpur investigated for over-charging foreigners

Malaysia is investigating a claim by a British couple who said they were charged RM120 (S$36) for a haircut in Kuala Lumpur.

A sign outside the barber shop advertised haircuts “from RM19”, according to The Strait Times.

If the allegation is true, the barber could be fined for violating anti-profiteering law. This aligns with the Malaysian government’s attempts to “offer the best services and reasonable prices, as a tourist destination,” as stated by Salahuddin Ayub, Malaysia’s Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister, in an interview with the media.

TikToker from the UK was charged an unreasonably high $27 for a haircut in Kuala Lumpur in April 2023. Photo by TikTok/Zoe&Czar

A British couple were charged RM120 (S$36) for a haircut in Kuala Lumpur in April, 2023. Photo by Zoe&Czar TikTok

On Monday, the TikTok account Zoe&Czar, owned by the couple, uploaded a video that showed them in a dispute with a barber after he charged Czar RM120 for a haircut.

Locals they asked told them that the price should not be more than RM50.

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