Sunday, July 29, 2012

New bungalow in Ledang Heights for sale

Here's my last posting for the week:

Another bungalow (currently under renovation) for sale.
Bedrooms: 4+1
Land size: 11909sqft
Build Up: 3469qft
Swimming pool: Yes (4mx15m (depth 0.8m-1.5m)

Design illustrations:

Please drop a message if you are or knows anyone who would be interested on the property. Have a great Sunday.

Chez Papa French restaurant @ Taman Maju Jaya

We finally had dinner at Chez Papa. I've heard so much about this restaurant so I was very excited to visit the place. It's also been ranked as one of the best restaurants in Johor.

Starters: Foie Gras & Salad

Main course: Lamb, steak & chicken chop

Desserts: Creme brulee, chocolate mouse & crepe

Chezz Papa is located at:
38 and 40 Jalan Jaya, Taman Maju Jaya, 80400
Johor Bahru
(5 minutes from Woodlands Checkpoint)

Contact Details: Tel :+607-333 4988
Mobile :+6019-750 4988
Fax :+607-237 3888

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For the four of us, the dinner cost ~RM630 (including a bottle of house wine, soft drinks & latte). The food was great (foie gras was the best dish), the service was very very slow during our visit. Though this is relatively cheaper than Singapore french restaurants, it is quite pricey for Johor's standard. It's nice to visit once in a while, but not every weekend.

P/S: Don't park your car underneath the big trees, or you'll have lots of "presents" from the birds :)

Traders Hotel Opening by End of 2012

Here's a recent picture we took of the Puteri Harbour's Traders Hotel development:

The four-storey 283-room Traders Hotel is a Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts operated hotel.

Besides Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour waterfront development area also include an indoor theme park, a family entertainment centre and a 100,000-square-foot retail centre. Puteri Harbour will house a water transport terminal and three marinas in the near future.

The 60,000-square-foot indoor theme park will feature world-renowned and popular children’s characters in three main areas: Hello Kitty Town, showcasing Hello Kitty and friends by Sanrio; the Little Big Club featuring HIT Entertainment's Thomas and Friends, Barney, Bob the Builder, Pingu and Angelina Ballerina; and a themed family restaurant by popular local cartoonist, Lat (per press release from Shangrila).


Angry Birds fever continues

I've been seeing angry birds cakes, bags, toys, name it, everywhere, especially in MY. I thought this tops it all. I think we saw this in AEON/Sutera Mall. Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bayou Grove Court Villa @ Leisure Farm

A beautiful court villa in Leisure Farm for sale.

About the location:
a) Situated on the outskirts of the fast growing Iskandar regional development project with US$100 billion investment planned over next 15 years
b) Easy Commute to Singapore located 15 minutes to the border and 50 minutes to Singapore's Financial District
c) 15 minutes away from renowned UK school Marlborough College which opens in August 2012
d) 15 minutes away from Puteri Harbour, a waterfront and marina development, location of planned ferry service direct to Singapore
e) 2 minutes away from 36 hole golf course (Japanese owned and managed) situated within the Leisure Farm Compound
f) 2 minutes away from an equestrian club/stables within the Leisure Farm Compound

Property itself consists of 5800 square foot of built up area with an additional land area of 6400 square foot and the unique 'courtyard design' has been featured on the cover of several property magazines

Project Name:Bayou grove-leisure farm-court villa
Property Type:Landed
Price: SGD1.9M
Land Area: 5800 built up/6400 land
Furnished:Fully furnished
Tenure: Freehold

Corner UnitPark / Greenery ViewRenovatedGround Floor

Fixtures & Fittings
Air conditioningBathtubCooker Hob/HoodIntercomJacuzziWater Heater
Indoor / Outdoor Space
Outdoor Patio
Private Garden

For anyone who is interested to find out more about this property, please feel free to drop me a message. Have a great evening!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

More Condo Project Signed for Iskandar

"Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Qingdao Zhuoyuan Investment Holding's Square Stone Holdings Sdn Bhd to build high-end condominium with an estimated gross development value (GDV) of RM2.6bil.

The high-rise property proposed to be known as Medini International starts from an average price of RM750 psf targeting buyers from Singapore, China, Malaysia, Japan and Korea". Read more on the Star article.

It definitely feels like the Iskandar bubble is growing bigger, prices are sky rocketing and close to matching KL prices. Let's hope prices do not go too crazy!

Residence meeting for formation of a Home Owners Association of East Ledang

Good afternoon everyone,

There will be a meeting to invite and to select a Pro-Tem group of representatives to collaborate with the UEM management team in addressing some of the key issues and in addressing Residents’ concerns about the estate.

We hope to get as many homeowners to join us in this meeting. This will be a useful first step towards the formation of a Home Owners Association of East Ledang.

Please kindly show your support for this initiative by attending or contacting us if you're not able to attend but would like to be involved.

We welcome tenants to attend this meeting, just to be aware about the developments. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday afternoon.

Place, Date and Time
Napoleon & Josephine Function Room
@ The Ledang Club House
July 21, 2012

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

About 5,000 Singaporeans call Johor home, WOW!

I found this newly published article on The New Paper:

About 5,000 Singaporeans now call Johor home, estimates the Johor-Singapore Community Care Association, a newly formed group that aims to champion the interests of Singaporeans living across the Causeway.

The New Paper interviewed 3 families who shared their stories about moving to Johor and it's similar story one would hear from most of our neighbours (including us). We feel very lucky to have bought our house at the right time and even luckier to have great neighbours.

It is true that Johor is definitely not as safe as Singapore (not many places in this world are), but as long as we are prudent, vigilant and look after each other in the community, the probability of incidents will be reduced. The article also mentioned about Johor-Singapore Community Care Association (JSCA) which is formed to act as voice to speak to authorities for security concerns in Johor. This association can be contacted at

Despite rising crime, S'poreans don't regret buying Johor properties

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Temasek Holdings eyes stake in $1.6b Johor project

Breaking news from Straits Times today:

"Singapore state investment firm Temasek Holdings is in talks to buy a stake in a 4 billion ringgit (S$1.6 billion) project in Malaysia's southern state of Johor, Malaysia's Business Times reported on Wednesday, citing sources."

We should check out the The Lido Boulevard project!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Looking for home for rescued puppy

We found this puppy trapped in the drain behind our house couple of nights ago. The puppy is ~1-2 months old and we are not sure of it's breed, but it is very cute and looks like a teddy bear. We are checking to see if the puppy belongs to any house, but in the meantime we are also trying to look for new home in case if the puppy is stray. Unfortunately the puppy will grow to be too big for our chihuahua. Please msg me if you would be keen to adopt or if you know of any friends who would be open to adoption. We are only looking for dog lovers. Thanks a lot!

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

East Ledang Committee Residence Gathering

We're having a residence committee meeting tomorrow (Monday 9th July) at 8 pm at 24 Jln Hang Lekir 1/1. If you're an East Ledang resident/property owner, please feel free to join. Have a great evening and week ahead!

2 Storeys Bungalow in Ledang Heights for Sale

For anyone who's looking for bungalow in Ledang Heights, I came to know of this unit for sale. The house is still under renovation but it should be completed soon.

Description of the home:
• 2 storey bungalow
• Land size: 8,748sqf
• Built up: 3,368sqf
• Fully furnished to a high specification
• 4 + 1 bedrooms
• Gated community with 24h security
• Club house (membership required)
• Neighbourhood Shopping Centre
• Park (with central lake)

Images of the house interior design:
The owner is asking for RM2.6mil negotiable with 2 years tenancy agreement.

A brief description of Ledang Heights:

Ledang Heights is an exclusive bungalow only enclave located in the prime residential area of Nusajaya. Designed and laid out to make the most of the 360 acres of rolling hills on which it is located, Ledang Heights offers generous plot sizes to build your desired palatial home. Spaciousness is a definitive feature of Ledang Heights with its picturesque lake vistas and lush green central park while its 24-hour security creates a sanctuary for your total peace of mind. Its unbeatable location makes it only a 30 minute drive from downtown Singapore.

-10 mins after Johor 2nd Link Immigration Custom Complex
-2 mins to New Johor State Goverment Administrative office(Kota Iskandar)
-3 mins to Mydin and Anjung (Supermarket and food court)
-5 mins to Puteri Harbour Centre
-5 mins to EduCity university
-15 mins to Bukit Indah Jusco, Tesco and Giant
-10 mins to Columbia Hospital and more
-5 mins to Marlborough College

Please feel free to drop a note if you're interested in finding more information about this bungalow. Have a great Sunday Evening!