Friday, September 30, 2011

Iskandar Malaysia gets more hospitality investments

Greetings from Dublin.

More investments are coming into the hospitality industry in Iskandar Malaysia from domestic and foreign players within the next three years, which will add 3,000 more rooms in the region.

I would love to see more upmarket places (especially restaurants) in nearby areas!

Iskandar Malaysia gets more hospitality investments

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nice meal at PapaRich

We went for a nice relax dinner last night at PappaRich in Sutera area, followed by a big tub of frozen Yoghurt from tuitti fruit shop next door.

PappaRich is a local Malaysian joint, similar to Old Town Coffee, which serves local classic dishes such as Laksa, Ipoh Horfun, Char Kuey Teow, Toasts and more. The 4 of us ordered chicken chop, laksa, asam laksa, char kuey teow, chicken wings, teochew siew mai and bee hoon. I did not really like the assam laksa as it was too fishy for my liking, but the rest of the food was quite nice and inexpensive. The total bill was around RM120.
The atmosphere of the restaurant is very relaxing. There are plenty of board games and magazines for patrons to use and read. It was very fun to play Zenga again!

PappaRich Skudai is located at: No. 26, 26A & 26B Jln Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama 81300 Skudai, Johor

Friday, September 23, 2011

NewsObserver Gallery: Tech Junkie: Lego mania

Can't wait for Legoland MY to be opened!

Picture taken on February 22, 2011 Zainal Ashikin Muhammad, chief executive of IDR Resorts which is building Asia's first Legoland theme park displays a photo of a famous Malaysian mosque in front of a replica of its dome using Lego bricks in sourthern state of Johor Bahru. Asia's first Legoland theme park is on track to open next year in southern Malaysia, its builder said, as the region goes all out to lure tourists with a series of big ticket attractions. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN ABUGGAO (Photo credit should read MARTIN ABUGGAO/AFP/Getty Images)

NewsObserver Gallery: Tech Junkie: Lego mania

Unlikely for S'pore, Malaysia to merge Lee Kuan Yew - Channel NewsAsia

"Najib has brought forth a positive view of bilateral relations and the desire to develop southern Johor, the Iskandar region, using Singapore as a kind of Shenzhen. (This) means a complementary set of forces will be let loose, which will make it unprofitable for either side to be unfriendly," said Mr Lee.

Unlikely for S'pore, Malaysia to merge Lee Kuan Yew - Channel NewsAsia

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Resort Apartment Launching in East Ledang

I've just received a newsletter from East Ledang's management office on the upcoming new resort apartment launch. Expected launch period is end of September.

Here are some details for this new condo:

Site Area

: 6.10 acres /265,717 sqft (24, 687 sqm)


: 80 units per acre

Total No. of units

: 488 units

Land Tenure

: Freehold

Total GFA

: 83, 090 sqm / 894,373 sqf

Total NFA

: 50, 950 sqm / 625,672 sqf