Monday, 12 December 2011


Just a quick post this, merely to let people know about the small disposable dehumidifiers that can be purchased from many supermarkets and used in cupboards and wardrobes etc. They are basically plastic tubs with a reservoir at the bottom and which contain small water attracting pellets suspended above it. They draw water into the reservoir and are good for helping to keep dampness from clothes and shoes etc.

They are used extensivelyin the Middle East where they are somewhat cheaper than in Malaysia where they retail at about RM 5 each. At times they can be had on offer. One of the most popular brands is Thirsty Hippo and, used in a cupboard with the doors kept closed, they will last for up to a month. Quite useful.


  1. Yes, they work very well. I use them in our shoe cabinets.

  2. An aspect of life in Malaysia that I have never even thought of! That's what I like about your site, your posts are so varied it makes interesting reading and also gives me food for thought regarding my own retirement there (hopefully!).

  3. Thanks for the comments Annie. I will be putting up some area pics tomorrow, starting with Batu Ferringhi and Tg Tokong.

  4. @WW Yes they do work well, but they fill up quick here and are quite pricey too. The quality of the fittings and door closures (poor seals) doesn't help in some cases.


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