Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A new shopping mall in Johor Baru will soon give Singaporeans more discount shopping options in the region. On Dec 2, the US Premium Outlets chain will launch its 70th branch, Johor Premium Outlets, in Kulaijaya, Johor Baru. The 16,258 sq m mall, just an hour's drive away from Singapore, will offer designer brands such as Coach, Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo at discounts of up to 65 per cent. Wow - I'm very much looking forward to this but not looking forward to all the kiasusm which we'll definitely see!
Monday, November 7, 2011
I read online that you can renew your MAC Pass at the Johor Woodlands immigration which is opened 24 hours. I called to double check and we were told to bring photocopy of passport, passport photo, current MAC pass & Singapore ICs. We set out to do this in one of the evenings after work hours. After going through rounds of security checks, we finally found the MAC renewal counter inside the immigration clearance area. It turns out that if your original MAC pass is issued by Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), you can only renew your MAC pass through IRDA. We went to IRDA office at Danga Bay the following morning. Thankfully, the renewal process was extremely straightforward and took less than 15 minutes (we went at 8.30am). All you have to do is to fill in the MAC form which can be obtained on site, provide photocopy of passport, MAC pass, passport photo, RM30/person and show original copy of Sales Purchase Agreement (passport should be valid for at least 2 years). The officers in the MAC counter were also very friendly :) Contact details for Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is: #G-01, Block 8 Danga Bay, Jalan Skudai 80200 Johor Bahru Johor, Malaysia Tel No: +607-2333000 Fax No: +607-2333001 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org