This JB Local Café Offers Gift Cards To Support Their Staff & Keep Their Business Afloat


As we move into the recovery period of the Movement Control Order, it seems like a new normal is kicking in. More specifically, a new normal for those in the food and beverage industry. It is no doubt that this past couple of months have been rough for the F&B industry due to months-long closures. Just about every eatery is scrambling to make ends meet and that’s also the case for your favourite local cafe in Johor Bahru, The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen. As the economy is back on, we’re taking a look at how this cafe is doing their best to support their staff and keep their business afloat.

Bouncing Back After The Movement Control Order

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Image: @thereplacementlandk (Instagram)

Aside from opening their doors again back in May, they are now introducing Gift Cards that you can purchase and use until the end of the year! Plus, you can use these Gift Cards at any outlets by The Merk Group. Use them at: The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen, Tropique Café & Restaurant, and Faculty of Caffeine. Check them out below!

Photo: The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen (Facebook)

A fantastic initiative by their founder, Edward Ng, his objective was, “to continue to provide our employees with their livelihood”, and “to keep our dreams of being able to continue to serve you in the future.” As the saying goes: when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And, that is absolutely the case for this local cafe in Johor Bahru. If you are interested, read the full message from the founder here.

Photo: @thereplacementlandk (Instagram)

Sustaining Their Employees To Serve You Better

Photo: The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen (Facebook)

As you purchase these Gift Cards, they are also paying it forward because for every gift card sold by their own employees, 10% of the value will go to that employee! As an incentive to further assist them through this difficult time, The Merk Group also takes care of their employees so that they all can continue to serve you better!

Photo: @tropique.jb (Instagram)

Here’s How You Can Purchase The Merk Group’s Gift Cards

Photo: The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen (Facebook)

Visit their Facebook page here for more info. To purchase, simply provide them with the details below, do an online transfer, and voilà – scrumptious café food and delicious coffee is yours! Check out all the details you need to know below; you will receive a confirmation email with all the details included once you have provided them with your bank transfer slip. Get yours today!

The Merk Group Gift Cards

  • RM35 for the value of RM50
  • RM65 for the value of RM100


  • Email
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • IC (for verification and redemption purposes)
  • Choose: E-Gift Card(s) or Physical Card(s)
  • Name of employees who helped with your purchase (if any)
  • Transfer to (online banking): FOC & Craft Sdn Bhd, Acc. No. 7101302298, OCBC Bank
Photo: @facultyofcaffeine (Instagram)

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