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Netflix is getting a price hike in Malaysia and Singapore - what's the damage?

By Tim Augustin - on 12 Jan 2020, 9:27am

Netflix is getting a price hike in Malaysia and Singapore - what's the damage?

Note: This article was first published on 2 January 2020.

Image source: Netflix

It was bound to happen eventually. 

Netflix has just announced that prices will be going up for all the plans it offers in both Singapore and Malaysia, starting from January 9, 2020. In Singapore, the new prices are: 

  • Basic: S$11.98 (previously S$10.98)

  • Standard: S$15.98 (previously S$13.98)

  • Premium: S$19.98 (previously S$16.98)

In Malaysia, prices will be: 

  • Basic: RM35 (previously RM33)

  • Standard: RM45 (previously RM 42)

  • Premium: RM 55 (previously RM51)

Fortunately, Netflix’s mobile plan (available in Malaysia and India) will remain at its RM17 monthly price. According to The Straits Times, this increase in prices will allow Netflix to continue delivering quality TV series, as well as fund technology improvements. 

Netflix has had a ton of highly popular series and movies come out in 2019. The company recently revealed Singapore’s top 10 most watched releases of 2019 - with Adam Sandler’s Murder Mystery on top, followed by The Witcher, 6 Underground, Isn’t It Romantic and Street Food: Asia. Check out the list below:

Image source: Netflix

In Malaysia on the other hand, Michael Bay’s 6 Underground leads the pack, followed by Murder Mystery, The Witcher, Isn’t It Romantic and Tall Girl. 

Image source: Netflix

I don’t want to judge anyone’s tastes here, but Tall Girl made the Top 5? Really