Sunday, June 23, 2013

Twin Villa Series 1, Phase 1 East Ledang for Sale

Hi Everyone,

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

Beautiful Bungalow in Leisure Farm for sale

Afternoon everyone, helping a friend to post on a bungalow for sale in Leisure Farm.

Leisure Farm (RM7mil nego)
Built up area: 5,000 sqft
Land area: 18,000 sqft
Furnishing: Fully furnished 

Drop us a message if you are interested to find out more.

Happy Saturday,

Friday, June 14, 2013

Regency Specialist Hospital Johor

Besides Columbia Asia, we have also visited Regency Specialist Hospital a couple of times.

"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:

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:

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

Our experience with Columbia Asia Nusajaya Hospital

Thought I'd share our experience in healthcare facilities in Johor.

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.

  • 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!