It's been a week since we moved to East Ledang. Time really flies. We're settling in fine so far. Good to also have some neighbours in the same complex. It turns out that there are quite a no of "living in Johor but working in SG" people, just like us. Our neighbours are quite diverse; there are Johorians, Malaysians Singapore PRs, Singaporeans, French Germans, German-Indonesian family and Russian couple. I heard that there would be more expats moving into this complex by Jan 2011. One of our neighbours moved from Germany to build the Legoland, a future neighbour is a professor for the upcoming Newcastle University and I heard that there's a South African chef moving soon too. It's quite exciting and people seem very nice.
For Halloween, the developer threw a Halloween party at the Clubhouse. Unfortunately, we arrived late (super late) so we didn't have the chance to meet more neighbours. I guess I'll continue making my rounds around the complex and talking to neighbours as I see them.
The Ledang clubhouse has all the facilities including swimming pools, restaurants, gym & Angsana Spa (opening in early 2011). I'm hoping that once the population of this area picks up, the Clubhouse will organise regular Yoga classes too. The clubhouse can also be used by non-residents. Every early Saturday mornings, a group of students from a local university attend a pool diving course at the clubhouse.
In our 1st week, we have done a bit of exploration in surrounding areas (courtesy of tips from neighbour), did lots of cleaning & handwashing of clothes, had meals with neighbours, took day trips to Singapore a few times, tried out reflexology at a local joint and visited quite a no of furniture shops. It's quite a nice change and it's quite exciting to explore new areas and find new eating places. Ow, and I'm still learning on how to park properly (backed into the house's front wall yesterday) :)
Overall, it's been an amazing week, super tiring, scary at times, but it's been a move with no regrets (so far). So change is good sometimes; perfectly summed up by this quote:
"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies"