instead of Farah suka berbelanja di Bugis
can i say Farah suka membeli belah di bugis?
Boleh kedua-dua sama sahaja.
pamela betanya harga bagi beg baru,
can it be pamela bertanya harga beg baru ?
wHat is the purpose of bagi?
Bagi prevents that [*Pamela is asking [as in Talking to] the new price.] bagi also implies that pamela is asking [somebody] for the new price. However, somebody is a standard background information because the sales assistants being asked is not the focus of the phrase.