In a world when technology pervades practically every aspect of our lives, a planner made out of paper can help people to pull themselves back from the digital world and stay grounded at the moment. I spend much of my time staring at computer and phone screens as a content writer and I can’t articulate the amount of happiness that I get when I write things down in my aesthetically pleasing daily planner book. Of course, planners aren’t only about the design. It also helps me to stay organised, keep track of my finances and keep me motivated throughout every single day. Hence, I want to share some of my favourite planners from Malaysia so that you can experience the same thing as I do.
Honorable Mentions: The OMG
The OMG is a social enterprise founded by two individuals dedicated to helping local animal welfare groups and their mission is to raise public awareness of animal welfare issues and to inspire the better treatment of companion animals, one event at a time. Hence, in addition to raising funds and supplies for these charitable causes, they also hope to help establish a culture of respect for animal welfare through our campaigns and events. By supporting their business, you will also be supporting their cause to raise public awareness of animal welfare issues. Best part is, even though their focus is on your fur babies, they definitely have products for their fur mommies and daddies too!
Funfact: Their designs are based on the personalities of their adopted furkids – King Orangee, Captain Maru, Princess Fortuna, and Mr Gwing!
The OMG offers some of the top products for you to purchase at fair pricing and high-quality items to celebrate the Chinese New Year. They are now opening Pre-Orders for their Ong Ong Pack 2023 Bundle Pack which consists of 1 T-Shirt, 5 pieces of Angpow, 1 Planner, and 1 Roadtax Sticker. With each set sold, 2kg of dog food will be donated to Kuantan Animal Rescue & Education (KARE). The OMG offers t-shirts and artwork with a simple but fur-bulous idea. Despite using a T-shirt bundle, the material is of the highest calibre and is quite comfortable. The OMG offers some of the top products for you to purchase at fair pricing and high-quality items to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Funfact: The design is based on the personalities of our adopted furkids – King Orange, Captain Maru, Princess Fortuna, and Mr Gwing
Aside from that, The OMG Store offers not only adorable pet bandanas but also t-shirts, tote bags, planners, and reusable face mask as well.
Nothing could be better than buying products you love and helping animals at the same time!
Contacts: +6011-27892614 | [email protected]
Location: Online Store | A-3-9, 8 Avenue, Jalan 8/1 Section 8, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor (strictly for pre-booked appointments only)
Operation Hours: 10AM – 6PM
NOTE: Ong Ong Pack Pre Sale ends 20th NOVEMBER 2022
Now, let’s move on to our Top 6 list!
1. Kertas & Co. Planner 2021
Photo credit: Kertas & Co.
Kertas & Co. was established in 2019; they initially produced 2020 plans. Before selecting a purchase, take into account your needs, goals, and chosen way of organisation. For instance, I tend to favour calendars with spaces for defining goals, large daily blocks, and multiple lined or blank pages since I like making to-do lists. In 2023, there will be some gorgeous book planners! The Razzle-dazzle series and the Flower Power series are two of them that are available for pre-order at Kertas & Co. The design is very abstract and would definitely be useful for your future plans in achieving your 2023 goals.
What’s in the planner:
- Inspirational quotes
- Public holidays list for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei
- The 2023 year at a glance
- Monthly planner
- Weekly planner
- Monthly budget
With these features within the planners, it is no doubt that your 2023 goals would easily be achieved! Once you align your goals, its easier to see the bigger picture than view them as obstacles. In fact, these planners are sold at an affordable price of RM59 and above. They also sell stickers that you could use when journaling and organising your to-do list. However, if you prefer doing your notes and journaling online, fret not because they sell online templates as well – for just RM5! You can also download them if you want to do your notes your way. Browse the online templates here!
2. Mossery Stationery
Mossery is a Malaysian-based brand that specializes in designing, building and selling personalised stationery, custom journal and paper goods. More than a stationery brand, Mossery is on a mission to inspire everyone in the world to create. Initially a side project, Vivian Loh and Jun Lim quickly turned it into a full time venture in 2015.
With Mossery Planners, you get to choose your covers, paper types and even personalize your name on the cover. There are 99 cover options for you to choose from to match your unique style, all beautifully designed in collaboration with local illustrators. Their Twinbooks offers the flexibility to match a Half Year Planner with a Sketchbook or Notebook of your choice. These planners are also refillable and interchangeable. Whether you are task-oriented or time-oriented, Mossery offers both Vertical and Horizontal layouts to best suit you.
What’s in the planner:
- 2023–2024 Calendar
- 2023 Monthly Overview
- 12-month Monthly Calendar
- Monthly Habit Tracker
- 53-week Weekly Planner
Inspired by old personal pages, Mossery’s brand new Life in Progress Booklet is a guided 16-page booklet with a charming and functional sticker sheet binded inside. With the purchase of a 2023 Mossery planner, select a Life in Progress Booklet that suits your fancy to bring in the perfect start to a brand new year!
What’s in the booklet:
- Find Your Purpose
- Define Your Core Values
- Envision Your Future
- Goal Setting
- Routines & Habits
Check out Mossery Stationery if you are looking for beautiful, functional and uniquely personalized stationery and planner book that spark joy in your life!
3. Undated Planner by Payung Positive
Photo Credit: Payung Positive
Are you the type of person who will make New Year’s resolutions and lose the motivation to do it after Chinese New Year? Well, this is the perfect planner for you. Let’s say that your New Year’s resolution was to lose weight. You exercised for a few weeks and there was a day you didn’t exercise. The next day, you open your planner book and feel guilty for not exercising the day before. Thus, you give up exercising for the rest of the year. It’s normal to have setbacks in your journey of achieving something but it shouldn’t be your last destination. I hope that this undated planner will help you to achieve your dreams at your own pace without feeling guilty about your setbacks.
What’s in the planner:
- Undated A5 planner
- 12 pages of monthly planner
- 5 weekly planners (each month)
- Dotted page spread (each month)
- Blank page spread (each month)
4. MIRASYA Planner
Photo Credit: everydayplanners.com
Can you feel it? Sitting in a lavender field in July, with the spikes swaying gently in the breeze and disseminating their heavenly scent. A perfect moment to let any suppressed emotions like sadness and anger pass through you just like passing through the scenery from the window when boarding a train. That is the vibe I’m getting from this planner book.
A planner book where you can write down your deep, dark emotions and thoughts that have been bugging you for a long time to lift some burden off your shoulders. May this book be your friend that you can rely on especially on days when you don’t feel good. This book comes in two colours which are pink and grey. You will receive a cute magnetic bookmark with a minimum purchase of one planner’s book.
What’s in the planner:
- Weekly plans
- Monthly layout
- Quarterly plans
- Bullet notes
- Extra 50 pages with dotted lines
Delivery Fee: RM8.00 (East Malaysia), RM18.00 (West Malaysia)
Byflowers 2021 Planner (Magical Edition)
Royal Aesthetic Artist is a talented detail artist who also makes fairytale/magical themed drawings. Her artworks are suitable for people of all ages and genders. With her strong passion, she produces byFLWRSartwork to empower and lead a happy life. She also creates byFLWRScouture for her items with various new series.
Photo Credit: Byflowers
Nothing is more encouraging than the cover of this planner. The COVID-19 pandemic might have made people lose their business and even their loved ones. However, I wish that you will not lose hope in yourself and the future. Believe that something as magical as this planner will happen along the way in your life.
What’s in the planner:
- 2021 calendar
- Wishlist of the year
- Magical goal to achieve
- Monthly goals
- Monthly review
Delivery Fee: RM0.63
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Planners
When starting out to journal, there are a few kinds of journals that you can choose from that suits your writing and planning needs. The types of journals available for you to choose from are bullet journals, health and fitness journal, weekly planner, financial planner, work planners, personal/life planners and digital planners.
Planners are helpful, in a way that it helps organize your thoughts, as well as your everyday life. You can list down your financial expenses daily and monthly to keep track of it, highlighting important work to do for the day, and planners even have some space for you to jot down your thoughts when things get rough.
Planners are part of the trend these days as it promotes people to organize their schedule, work and thoughts accordingly. Besides that, planners come in all sorts of sizes and covers, including the type of paper used. Therefore, it adds to the aesthetic look of the planners, which attracts buyers to get one for themselves.
Normally, it is highly recommended to get a weekly planner, as you are able to plan on a weekly basis and need no thorough planning as to what needs to be done or what events are going to take place. Daily planners are more intricate and thorough as focuses more on getting your tasks done every day, but long-term planning will be weekly and monthly planner.
A monthly planner is normally used to plan for long-term goals. What this means is, goals that require time to do so and one must be disciplined during that period of time in order to reach those goals. Examples of monthly goals for monthly planners is, reading 2 books monthly, or organising the house once every month.