If you love to watch videos about planners and bullet journals in YouTube or to see the pictures in Instagram, naturally you would wish to get your hands on the planners/bullet journals that are trending now.
In overseas, it is easy very to find a huge stock of planners available at Walmart and Micheals. In Malaysia, however, it is not easy to find a place that specialises in selling planners, journals and its accessories (but surprisingly more are available online mostly sourced from China). Yes, you can probably find in Popular bookstore but it is usually the more serious and business like organizers.
Popular planning books such as Erin Condren, Passion planner, Happy planner, bullet journals (in brands such as Moleskin and Leuchtturm1917) ….I have not seen them in any physical stores here so far but only via online.
However, I have discovered a shop called Typo located in One Utama that sell planners and bullet journals (view Typo planners available online). They sell these items under their own brand name Typo which comes at a cheaper price compared to the popular overseas planners:
If you are in US, you can easily find bullet journals that comes in the dotted grid design. When we plan on a bullet journals, we design the layout and spreads. A dotted grid (small dots) can help to write and draw in a straighter line. Maybe there is no demand yet so all journals sold here are in horizontal lines. Therefore, if you really wish to implement the bullet journal planning here, the option available to you are notebooks that have blank pages or sketch books.
When I inquired at Typo, the saleslady understood what I meant about dotted grid lines and showed me their bullet journal with a dotted grid. It came in one of my favourite colours- brown. I did find the dots a little pronounced but it is good to know that at least there is a shop selling the real bullet journal design. It costs about RM40 plus which is cheaper than what a Moleskin (USD19.95) or Leuchtturm1917 (USD20) will cost after conversion.
Currently they are selling planners for 2019 which comes in designs of monthly, weekly and daily spreads:
There are many choices available. At first, you may think it is a little expensive (RM40 plus on average) but if you were to compare the price of overseas planners after conversion, the ones at Typo are actually cheaper. For example, an Erin Condren planner costs USD60 so it is a few hundred Malaysia ringgit (Erin Condren used to be quite popular few years back but now Hobonichi and bullet journals are more popular).
If you are a planner addict, you can check out this shop if you stay in Klang Valley. I was told that planners and bullet journals are their specialty.
Typo 1 Utama
Lot F327, 1st Floor (New Wing),
One Utama Shopping Complex
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7733 7801
Else, if you are looking for more budget options, you can check out Kaison and MrDIY (online store) but the designs would not be as specialized.