Mauritius News Mauritius : promising but shitty experience right now

If you are unlucky to have your parcel held by the Mauritian Customs, then you will most probably go through the new system,, with which Mauritius Post has decided to partner with.

20 Mar 2023, Yashvin, pages of my life

Online MVL/Declaration Payment – Unreliable Governmental Service

I just wanted to quickly share my experience while using the online payment system for the online motor vehicle license , which we commonly call "Déclaration" in creole.

05 Dec 2022, Yashvin, pages of my life

Updates on parcel imports via online shopping

Just like most of you, many of my purchases never reached my home address for the past 2 years, except those shipped via premium shipping. Here is a small update on online shopping, shipping and custom procedures in Mauritius.

12 Aug 2022, Yashvin, pages of my life

Purchasing from to Mauritius (or worldwide) via myUS does not always work

Advantages of shopping directly on is that you are sure about the product, the iphone is unlocked and it is cheaper than purchasing here in Mauritius. And it takes only 1 week to travel from the US to Mauritius. But in 2 trials, it worked only once...

03 Feb 2022, Yashvin, pages of my life

Using to ship to Mauritius

The last one for 2021… Today, I’m writing about, a popular shipping forwarder which will forward your US & UK parcels to your real address, here in Mauritius. This turns out to be particularly useful for us Mauritians as many sellers (across most e-commerce platforms) around the world have closed their doors on us, making it very difficult to grab things from your wishlist.

21 Dec 2021, Yashvin, pages of my life

SBM Amigos Tirelire

Collect the free piggy bank if your kid has a SBM Amigos account with more than Rs50k, or if you are opening a new account with a standing order.

26 Nov 2021, Yashvin, pages of my life

Will your health insurance cater for all your needs under the catastrophe cover?

Having a health insurance is not enough. We learnt it when we had to settle a huge bill since the medical condition was excluded in the catastrophe cover.

19 Aug 2021, Yashvin, pages of my life

ICTA’s public consultation to ammend laws around social media

The Information & Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) has published a document for public consultations regarding, I quote, "Consultation Paper on proposed amendments to the ICT Act for regulating the use and addressing the abuse and misuse of Social Media in Mauritius".

15 Apr 2021, Yashvin, pages of my life

After Covaxine shot, unexplained high fever for several days…

We all know that the Covid vaccines (and in general, other vaccines too) are expected to cause slight side effects, like some fever for next one to two days. People who had an Astrazeneca shot complained quite a lot unlike Covaxine ones. Unfortunately, things were different for Dhaneesha. We have gone through quite a lot...... Continue Reading →

14 Apr 2021, Yashvin, pages of my life

Electric bikes and motorcycles now subject to more regulations

Packed with as much power as petrol powered engines, electric bikes and scooters are dangerously becoming popular as anyone can ride them. Not anymore!

30 Mar 2021, Yashvin, pages of my life

Covid19 – Mauritius Lockdown Island 2021

Started on the 10th March 2021 after discovery of 15 cases, the lockdown lasted 52 days.

10 Mar 2021, Yashvin, pages of my life

Using shopandship to expand your online shopping possibilities

With the pandemic creating chaos all over the world, you surely can’t do your online shopping because no one wants to ship to an island with very limited flights. Here's a short revue of shopandship

15 Jan 2021, Yashvin, pages of my life

Measures to prevent water wastage effective as from today, 1st December 2020

Announced a few days back, the regulations are effective as from today. Some forbidden activities, when using water supply, regardless of using a water hose or any other apparatus) are washing of vehicles, buildings, lawns and watering.

01 Dec 2020, Yashvin, pages of my life

The first speeding ticket on my name

These are the kind of things that despite you do not want to go through this, you know that you can expect to get one someday.

09 Nov 2020, Yashvin, pages of my life

Public Holidays 2021 for Mauritius

Forget about this chaotic year and start planning for long weekends in 2021. The list of Mauritian public holidays is now official!

03 Jul 2020, Yashvin, pages of my life

Covid-19 online shopping and delivery fees

With the curfew extended till 1st June 2020, the online sales and delivery services have one more month to make themselves a reliable name by proving to be rapid, effective and customer oriented. Once the lock down is removed, most people will return back to their normal routine and purchases, unless they are convinced to...... Continue Reading →

06 May 2020, Yashvin, pages of my life

Re-inventing the business for Covid-19

According to my Facebook post, we are probably around 25 or 26th day since the lock down started and around 20 days of curfew. As at today (6pm), official stats in Mauritius show around 324 positive cases (including 261 active), 9 deaths and around 51 recovered along with 0 positive cases for past 48 hours...... Continue Reading →

14 Apr 2020, Yashvin, pages of my life

My first ride in the Mauritian Metro Express

Tonight's ride in the metro was totally unplanned. Since I had to drive Dhaneesha to her annual office's party in Port Louis this evening, I promised Dhanvin that I will take him for a ride in the metro. As any other kid (and some adults too), he was excited as this was a totally new...... Continue Reading →

11 Jan 2020, Yashvin, pages of my life

Happy New Year 2020

Less than 24 hours to go before hitting year 2020 and unfortunately, the celebrations are going to be spoilt because of the cyclonic conditions caused by Calvania and the whole lot of associated inconveniences during the past 48 hours now. Let's forget the cyclone for a few seconds; Year 2019 in some quick points -...... Continue Reading →

31 Dec 2019, Yashvin, pages of my life

J-3 : Things that I will definitely remember when I’m voting on 7th November 2019

Only 3 days left for the general elections! Similar to the past 2014 elections, I wanted to write some words to sum up my feelings around how the country was governed during the current mandate. Back in December 2014, I really wanted a change in the government for several reasons and at that point of...... Continue Reading →

04 Nov 2019, Yashvin, pages of my life

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