Monday, June 16, 2014

How to Purchase Raspberry Pi & Ship to Malaysia (Include Unboxing Pictures!)

Few days ago while I'm reading some magazines in a book store, i came across an article about a little device called Raspberry Pi. A mini computer developed in UK that runs with ARM processor, similar to the one used in smartphones. I did a little search online and i was very interested in what this little computer is capable of, and of course, it is very cheap! (~RM130)

I'm going to share to you how you can buy a Raspberry Pi online and some pictures while i unbox the package. I got mine through element14. (Formerly Farnell) Here are some steps you need to go through to purchase the device.

1. Go to
2. You need to register an account for element14. Its free. Click "Login / Register" and follow instructions.


3.You can search for "Raspberry Pi" and it will return a few results. There are several choices available for you, depends on which bundle you choose. You need to check whether the bundle you choose is available or not before add it to your shopping basket. For me i choose the Raspberry Pi that comes with 8GB SD card.


4. When you done choosing items that you want, click on the "Shopping Basket" in Figure1, you will see a list of items you choose. Double confirm all the items in the list and click "Check Out". You can pay by credit card or Maybank2u. There is a list of instructions available on top of the page if you want to pay by Maybank2u.


5. There will be a series of infos you require to fill in including the shipment address, contact number, etc. Follow the instruction carefully and confirm order once you done.

6. Once you complete step 5, you can track your order in "My Account" link and its status. Element14 require to confirm your payment first and then it will start process your order. For me, it took 3 working days for the package to reach my place once confirm payment. Its pretty quick =D

Here are some pictures while i unbox the packages. Enjoy!

Figure4: The Package (Sorry for the censoring XP)

Figure5: How it Looks Inside

Figure6: More Box...

Figure7: Ah Ha! Finally the board in ESD bag and the Safety Note.

Figure8: Side View of the Raspberry Pi

Figure9: Another Side View of the Raspberry Pi

I hope this blog is informative enough. Thanks for reading! Feel free to drop some comments if you need more info.


  1. Kalau saya order item lain kos penhantaran berapa....adakah termasuk sekali dengan penghantaran??

    1. I remember the shipping cost is zero if the item you bought is available in element14 Singapore.