Found a small local thai foot massage near Mydin in Anjung, called Foot feet. Promotion for 60 mins massage for Rm35!! There's wifi as well :)
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
For those who are looking for Christmas trees, we bought our for SGD260 from Verge in Little India Singapore. There's a whole floor filled with Christmas tree and decorations in this building. For the decorations, we bought it from Metro in Plaza Pelangi in JB.
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Happy decorating your Christmas Tree!
Monday, November 25, 2013
I'm a skeptic but am willing to give the government a benefit of the doubt. Let's see how much of this is actually implemented on the ground (doesn't look like UEM gets the memo though).
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Hi everyone, I received an offer to try out a new food delivery online services, Foodpanda, which now includes Chatime, Starbucks and a few other restaurants on board. Check it out. Would be good to have more variety other than just pizzas!
Survey: Executive Transport Services
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Let's just hope that things will improve this week....argh!!!!
Have good Sunday everyone,
"A US production company — yet unnamed — will be the first to utilise the spanking new studio and production facility that has been open since July this year. The production team will include 30% Malaysian crew and seven interns from local institutions of higher learning — a requirement set by PIMS in a bid to grow opportunities for local talent involvement in foreign productions. CEO Michael Peter Lake told The Malaysian Reserve, the details of the production and producers of this production will be unveiled by the end of this month."
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Sharing update from 2014 Budget:
REAL PROPERTY GAINS TAX
* For gains on properties disposed within the holding period of up to 3 years, RPGT rate is increased to 30 percent.
* For disposals within the holding period up to 4 and 5 years, the rates are increased to 20 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Malaysian property firms with exposure to this tax change include UEM Sunrise, Mah Sing Group and Tropicana Corp .
* Raise the minimum price of property that can be purchased by foreigners to 1 million ringgit from 500,000 ringgit.
* Prohibit developers from implementing projects that have features of Developer Interest Bearing Scheme (DIBS), to prevent developers from incorporating interest rates on loans in house prices during the construction period.
* Financial institutions are prohibited from providing final funding for projects involved in the DIBS scheme. Malaysia's top three banks are Maybank, CIMB and Public Bank.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Another measure is in limiting the number of foreign ownership. “Local buyers will not be able to transfer ownership of their units to foreigners once the 30 per cent quota (for foreigners) has been filled. These are just some of the steps that the state government will be introducing to safeguard the interests of locals,” Johor’s State Housing and Local Government Committee Chairman Abdul Latiff Bandi said.
We do feel that the property market has started to slow down, partly also due to financing issues faced by many interested buyers. Banks are more strict in giving out loans and the cash over valuation amount is quite significant, hence only cash rich investors would be able to invest.
The next wave could be when Educity, Pinewood etc open up, let's see what the future entails :)
Johor move to cool down property market | Free Malaysia Today
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
202, Jalan Sri Pelangi, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor
Johor unlikely to hike property ceiling price from RM500K to RM1m - StarProperty.my
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Selamat Hari Malaysia, thank you for having us in your great country!
Most important of all, we've made good friends who are like families to us, who are always there whenever we are in need of help. Thank you guys!
To all newcomers, welcome to East Ledang, I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do.
Have a great Sunday!
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
- Riders Briefing
- Stage 1 Trail
- Kids Moto 1
- Stage 2 Enduro
- Kids Moto 2
- Stage 3 - Extreme
- Bike recovery, chill and results comilation
- Price presentation
Ulu Choh is only 15mins north of East Ledang area, by car.
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Start address: Lebuhraya Persisiran Pantai Jb - Nusajaya
End address: Lebuhraya Skudai - Pontian
Start at: Lebuhraya Persisiran Pantai Jb - Nusajaya
1. Head northwest on Lebuhraya Persisiran Pantai Jb - Nusajaya - 1.4 km
2. Slight left to merge onto Lebuhraya Hubungan Kedua Malaysia - Singapura - 4.9 km
3. Take the exit toward Lebuhraya Pontian - 500 m
4. Keep left at the fork and merge onto Lebuhraya Pontian - 2.8 km
5. Continue onto Jalan Tanjung Kupang - 7.7 km
6. Turn right onto Lebuhraya Skudai - Pontian - 2.3 km
Arrive at: Lebuhraya Skudai - Pontian
GPS Longitude E 103 33' 4" Latitude N 1 32' 46" decimal 103.55 1.541 Deg/Min/Sec 103 33 23 1 32 27
Friday, August 23, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
- Exclusive Registration and Preview by Tanah Sutera and Country Garden Danga Bay Property Launch Access Up to 10 Property Developments in One Central Location
- Enjoy Up to 5% Rebate for Selected Property Developments
- Gain Expert Insights via Our Speaker Sessions about Johor Properties
- FREE Shuttle Service from Singapore to Traders Hotel, Johor Bahru
- FREE Shuttle Service to Visit Actual Development in Iskandar
27 July - 28 July 2013 10:00 - 19:00
Level 4, Iskandar Ballroom, Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia
Harbour Cafe @ Traders Hotel Nusajaya
For lil James' 1st month celebration, we took the house crew to dine at the newly opened Traders hotel's Harbour Cafe.
The buffet dinner cost RM78++/person and offers standard international spread of cuisine, ranging from sashimi, indian, chinese, roast lamb and chicken to tangine. Desserts selection include chocolate fondue (white and normal choc - super yummy), cakes, fruits, ice cream and local dessert, e.g. cheng theng. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to take pictures (i'll update this when we dine at the restaurant again).
Food was good and ambience was nice. Though not something you'd go every day, it's so nice to have a more upmarket dining option selection finally in this area. The restaurant was quite packed even though we went mid week. We were told that the restaurant's usually fully booked in the weekend.
Phone: (60 7) 560 8888
Location: Block 1, Level 1
Opens daily from 6.30am - 11pm
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Smoking Policy: not permitted in Harbour Café (indoor area).
Tam Zabb - Thai & Lao Restaurant @ Nusa Bestari
Last week four of us went to try a newish (opened since Dec'12) Thai Lao restaurant in Nusa Bestari. The restaurant is owned by Benny, fellow motor-cross rider that Ian came to know from riding in Johor. Benny's wife is the head chef and is from Northeastern Thailand, hence their aim is to provide authentic Thai food.
For the four of us, we ordered steamed fish, pandan chicken, pineapple fried rice, pork larb, chicken sauteed with cashew nuts, tom kha gai, stir fry kailan and banana with palm sugar dessert. I've also tried the lemongrass drink as well as pandan soda, both of which are very refreshing drinks.
Food is authentic Thai, unlike many Thai restaurants which taste more Chinese than Thai. Food has the right spiciness. Unfortunately I wasn't able to eat too much of it due to breastfeeding (God I miss chillies!!!) The restaurant is very nicely decorated, modern and simple. I love the Sweedish looking tables and chairs which were made by Benny's father as we were told. The ambience is very cosy.
The meals are also reasonably priced. All of us are pretty happy with dinner so we'd definitely be back for more. Unfortunately I didn't get chance to take decent photos but there's a recent review on Johorkaki which is quite detailed.
The restaurant is located at:
48G Jln Bestari 3/2 Tmn Nusa Bestari, Johor
Thursday, July 18, 2013
This water park sits on a large area equivalent to 50 football fields and is now 70% complete. Driving past Legoland, we can also see the hotel construction progressing. Can't wait to have more entertainment options nearby, great job Legoland!
An application, which is named MyTeksi, would help commuters to book taxis via their smartphones in a fast, convenient and safe manner.
Paim embarked on the usage of the MyTeksi application with taxi drivers from Koperasi Permodalan Melayu Negeri Johor (KPMNJ). By year-end, Paim hopes to achieve 1,000 registered taxi drivers using the application. I've downloaded the app and played around a little bit. App looks quite user friendly but it does not seem to register my address (it's listing a wrong street name instead) and there's no taxi nearby. I guess it'll take some time for this app to be taken up by taxi drivers in Johor, if it does, it'll be a very convenient way to book taxis.
1. House Assessment – Open main page of Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru Tengah and click on the ‘e-cukai’ at the ‘Public’ drop bar
2. Quit Rent – open website of Johor Government and click on the online payment. Refer guideline as attached herewith.
The guideline can be found here
Sunday, June 23, 2013
There's another property for sale, i.e. a semi-D for sale in our development. Phase 1, series 1 (same layout as ours). Asking price is RM3.05M.
Happy to connect to the relevant party if anyone's interested.
Have a great Sunday evening,
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Land area: 18,000 sqft
Furnishing: Fully furnished
Friday, June 14, 2013
"Regency is the first private hospital in Johor Bahru to be approved under Ministry of Health, Singapore, for the use of Medisave overseas for the approved hospitalisation and day surgeries. Regency was conferred the Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) certification by Ministry of Health, Malaysia, for providing healthcare services to regional patients". - See more at: http://www.regencyspecialist.com/about-us/introduction/#sthash.RWqTnql6.dpuf
Located in Bandar Seri Alam, this hospital is bigger than Columbia Asia but is quite far away from East Ledang (about 40 minutes drive).
We first went to Regency to see a Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G) specialist for a second opinion. We consulted with Dr. Thokha Bin Muhammad who heads up the O&G Department in Regency. He is a very experienced and senior, as well as friendly. I was happy and quite impressed with his professionalism and expertise. The downside of the trip was the 2 hours queue. He's a very popular doctor and he takes time to talk and explain to each of his patient, hence the waiting time is quite long. While waiting, I had to undergo some tests in the labour ward and that's when we found out that the labour process had started. Apart from Dr Thokha's clinic, the hospital was very quiet and I didn't see anyone else hospitalised in the labour ward.
For second visit to Regency, we brought James to see Dr. Chang Hok Keong from the Paediatric, Paediatric Cardiology & Neurology department for a checkup on James' heart. He's the only paediatric cardiologist in the whole of Johor! Dr Chang did an Echocardiogram scan and provided a very thorough explanation of his diagnosis. We're also happy with Dr Chang's consultation.
Overall, we are happy with the two doctors that we've seen in Regency. They came across as being very senior, knowledgeable and also able to explain their diagnosis & recommendations well. Hence, I think it's worth checking out this hospital before heading over to SG hospitals.
Regency Specialist Hospital is located at: No. 1 Jalan Suria, Bandar Seri Alam 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia - See more at: http://www.regencyspecialist.com/contact-us/contact-information/#sthash.h8IozZ2c.dpuf
P/S: There are shuttle buses to pick up patients from a number of venue in Singapore everyday - must be quite popular with Singaporeans perhaps?
Best wishes, Erika
Some of you may know that I gave birth to baby James in Columbia Asia Nusajaya hospital. We decided to switch from Raffles Hospital SG to Columbia Asia when I was about 7 months pregnant, mainly due to the hospital's proximity and flexibility of going home post delivery (Myself and baby would be stuck in Singapore for weeks if we're to deliver in SG as we'd need to wait for James' passport to be completed).
Columbia Asia Nusajaya is quite a new hospital located near Bukit Indah (10 mins drive from East Ledang).
Columbia Asia Sdn Bhd is 30% owned by the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and 70% by a US-based fund, the International Columbia USA LLC (ICU), which comprise over 150 individual and institutional investors. The hospital provides quite an extensive range of health services as you can see here.
- Obstetrician and Gynecologist
The Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Columbia Asia that I see is Dr Teh Jin Teik. He's the most popular Obstetrician in the hospital and is always busy. For Saturday's appointment, we would usually arrive ta 7.45 am (or before) to queue for registration and return to hospital at around 10.30 - 11 am for our consultation. There's no appointment system in the hospital, you have to register and queue.
Dr Teh has been very wonderful, friendly & soft spoken and very patient. He did my C-section surgery successfully and even removed an inflamed appendix in the process. If I have any emergency questions, I could sms and he would reply :) He also answered our questions on our baby even though he's not a pediatrician.
The pediatrician in Columbia is Dr Razlina Johari. We've been to 1 consultation with her (1 week post birth) and I am far from being impressed, in fact I wouldn't recommend engaging her unless if you absolutely have no other choice. We found that she has poor bedside manner and was not forthcoming to provide details about the health concern she raised for James.
- Hospital facilities
Operating room was very new and follow standard health and hygiene regulation. I remember one of the assistant surgeon was extremely helpful and friendly. I was petrified going into the surgery room and she helped to calm my nerves. THANK YOU!
The delivery wards are also very new and clean. There was only 1 other lady who gave birth in the same period as I did so the wards were mostly empty and we had more than enough nurses to cater to the two of us. The nurses were very nice. I really liked the Chinese older nursery nurse who gave me a lot of tips about breastfeeding & postnatal care as well as an Indian younger nursery nurse who was always bubbly and cheerful.
I stayed in the hospital for 2 nights post my C-Section. The total delivery hospitalization and medication charges were ~ RM 11K (including appendix removal). Overall, I am happy with my delivery experience in Columbia Asia. The only regret/downside is that Ian was not allowed into the surgery room, I would have much preferred to have him by my side during the labour process.
P/S: We have a friend who cut himself and severed some nerves on his thumb. He was hospitalised and engaged Dr Yoga Raj to do micro surgery to fix the cuts. Surgery went well and our friend's since recovered. Our friend is happy with Dr Yoga Raj' professionalism and expertise.
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All the best for all pregnant ladies out there!
Friday, May 31, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
I've finally finished work and am now on my 1st day of maternity leave. Baby is due any days now so I'm planning to take it easy before the storm hits :) I'll try to spend these few days updating my blog as much as possible (few posts have been sitting in draft for a while, sorry again for being M.I.A).
In today's post, I'll be sharing very useful information shared by our neighbour (Thanks a lot Merizsa) on food suppliers in Johor:
1). Grand Meltique
Food seafood and Japanese food lovers, Grand Meltique is a wholesaler which sells live and frozen seafood suppliers as well as Japanese food. Based on feedback from our neighbour, this wholesaler supplies pretty good shashimi grade salmon fillets which are cheaper than supermart. You can check out their website on the type of seafood available.
2). Total Ocean
Supplier of organic food. The proprietor, Mee Ling can converse in English.
Next to Total Ocean is a grocery wholesaler called Soon Huat. Very reasonable prices. The proprietor is an Indonesian Chinese. She can't speak English though. Only Mandarin and Teochew.
3). Harvest Frozen Food Sdn. Bhd.
Harvest is a small family run wholesaler of frozen and chilled meat, fine food and a variety of condiments. I did a massive purchase to stock up on rib eye & T-Bone steaks, beef ribs, beef slices for shabu2, lamb cutlets, leg of lambs, dory fish, fish & chips, scallops and more for RM670 (we're talking about supplies sufficient to last for few months). The guy in the shop is very friendly and would help to cut and airpack your steak cuts. Location: No. 101, Jalan Sutera 1, Taman Sutera Sentosa, 80150, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Website: www.harvestfrozen.com Operating Hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 5.30pm Saturday - 9am to 2pm Sunday - Closed I hope these are useful, happy food shopping!EO