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wuqi256
14-09-2011, 06:20 PM
Didn't know HH had another event for Hari Raya today, my neighbours went though. Free food for all.

Had a fall recently one night while changing money, i guess its a mixture of being:

1. Too tired (golf after work)
2. Too stressed (boss)
3. Needed to visit the loo urgently
4. Too concerned with the amount of money

In the end, in front of a lot of people, yours truly knelt down. Still feel painful in joints and legs.
Even with the intense pain, still have to drive and do errands that night. Went back and told wife,
wife said i should have clasp both hands together and pretended to pray. Thanks dear...

wuqi256
14-09-2011, 06:21 PM
Had several requests for lawyer recommendation, i still feel the one HH uses is one of the best:
Syed Alwi, Ng & Co

http://www.sancokl.com/about.html

wuqi256
14-09-2011, 06:26 PM
theorectically, there is no difference between Sing water and JB water. Afterall we are the ones that treat their raw water and sell it back to them. The difference lies in the pipes that pipe the water to our estates. In Sing, we change our pipes every few years....can't say the same for JB.

that said, in Sing i also do not drink direct from the taps becos there is loads of chlorine present in the water. i will filter it before drinking but definitely no boiling for me...

Thanks for the inputs Yonglip, i always had filters even back in SG. My concern was not because of the chlorine, its the flouride.

wuqi256
14-09-2011, 06:27 PM
To bros who are keen to get the shower filter for chloride at Vivocity (Self fix), i bought 2 last time, have to be careful about over tightening the cap after you insert the filter as i found that it was very brittle and broke easily. Btw, Self fix has a lot of exotic stuff that you can't find elsewhere easily. Not cheap though.

wuqi256
14-09-2011, 06:28 PM
is this a permanent shop ? What is opening day/time ? Roughly how many exotic animals there ?

Its a perm shop bro, its opening hours are like 11am to almost 11pm daily. Its like a mini zoo. you can easily spend 30 mins inside if you care to really look.

wuqi256
14-09-2011, 06:29 PM
I am definately very poor! :D

That makes the 2 of us. :)

wuqi256
14-09-2011, 06:30 PM
Alright, it's time for a boost of confidence for all you JB property owners!

Lastest report by HwangDBS Vickers Research, also featured on The Edge (http://living-in-jb.blogspot.com/2011/09/iskandar-malaysia-making-progress.html) (with my special highlights, of course)

After reading it, how many of you feel your spirits invigorated and wanting pop the champagne? ;)

Btw, I just got a call from the sales from PH Imperia about 3 minutes ago. According to him 57 units have been taken up, and he has one last 3BR facing harbour on the 10th floor. Anyone interested can check it out. Sales pitch or fact, you've to decide for yourself. :)

A link (http://living-in-jb.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-first-visit-to-puteri-harbour.html) to my Puteri Harbour post a month ago.

Thanks for sharing HH_Lover. Most of my units will be for long term. At most, sell 1-2 max and keep the rest. Actually thinking of buying more but have been putting in too much into wifes business.

wuqi256
14-09-2011, 06:32 PM
Maybe I should clarify my question.

I was curious as to whether filtered water is used for all household uses. Such as washing the car?
Or is it limited to only water coming into human contact e.g. brushing teeth, bathing, & showering? Or is it only for cooking & washing dishes:confused:

Hey Johnny, the reason why i prefer to use filters only at the major sinks is because we would then boil the filter water. It doesn't really make much sense for me if i have
to filter the water for the whole household including flushing the toilet. Try as we might to filter the water, enough contaminents may already be present in the water tank
anyway which is why i choose to put Osim filters at the sinks. The rest of the time, the unfiltered water can be used for everything else.

abugumgum
15-09-2011, 12:00 AM
Thank you for alerting us of the BULLY.



Bros living in The Gateway, please beware especially if you are staying at Jalan Ambang 1. There is a arrogant young chap who drives a Silver coloured Kelisa with license plate number JJQ7280. Please give way to him even though he will drive on the wrong side of the road or takes short cuts and drives recklessly. it doesn't help that he has a P plate marking on his car.

I have a duty to warn everyone here so that everyone knows to give way to Mr Bigshot Kelisa - JJQ7280

cathylmg
15-09-2011, 12:47 AM
Cathy, you can click here for the translated text (http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fmy-senseaddress.blogspot.com%2F2010%2F04%2Fikea-akan-tiba-di-johor-bahru.html&act=url). :)

HH. Thanks for the link.

cathylmg
15-09-2011, 12:54 AM
Yeah for drinking and cooking only, I am still boiling the water before drinking. Just for added assurance.

Expensive?! Heehee I thought this is the cheapest around for alkaline water, that is why I bought. Heard those Diamond etc brands cost few thousands. Recently saw one brand at a Spore expo exhibition selling over one thousand SGD.

Can share more on your water filter? I know a bit late to do research for me who have bought, but just curious what are the six filters and volcanic system about? I just read my brochure my four filters contain one ceramic filter, one akali block filter, one ion exchange resin and lastly one mineral composition filter.

Your kind of filter both my sisters are using it, in Singapore. The lime material filter is pretty small and will break after extensive washing. So it is only suitable for consumptions and not for the whole house that include bathing and washing of clothes. For these I use the volcanic ash one.

The filter systems that I'm using, I get it at Sutera Mall. I think 2nd floor if I remember correctly.

Yeah. Diamond is very expensive. Not worth the money as compared to yours.

tutucake
15-09-2011, 12:56 AM
LoL...
Hope i will save enuff money and shift up to HH one day....

cathylmg
15-09-2011, 12:57 AM
Hehe I was using the Osim water filter for the kitchen tap previously. :)

Pardon me for being sceptical. But just by looking at the size already made me feel insecured! :D

cathylmg
15-09-2011, 01:10 AM
Been really busy recently, found that Nusa Duta still has some Semi-Ds left. Going to direct my friends there as they have been asking. I get asked so much questions these days i just send out a BCC update to friends. Made some good contacts with some government folks here and helped point one of my friends, my ex boss to them.

Welcome back bro Wuqi, it been a while since your last postings. Kind of quiet here these days. :)

cathylmg
15-09-2011, 01:12 AM
......
I have a duty to warn everyone here so that everyone knows to give way to Mr Bigshot Kelisa - JJQ7280

Thanks for the warning bro. Will keep a look out for it.

yonglip
15-09-2011, 01:19 AM
was at JB yesterday to get my medical checkup done for the mortgage insurance. I think they a bit paranoid. in sing, i did not even have a check up for my life insurance!

also applied for celcom xpax...understand is currently the most value for money m'sia prepaids around. in the past, usually pay roaming charges,...pay until scared...

cathylmg
15-09-2011, 01:53 AM
was at JB yesterday to get my medical checkup done for the mortgage insurance. I think they a bit paranoid. in sing, i did not even have a check up for my life insurance!

also applied for celcom xpax...understand is currently the most value for money m'sia prepaids around. in the past, usually pay roaming charges,...pay until scared...

Its like that with foreigners bro. In Singapore insurance company also do this to foreigners. Got one insurance agent told me some foreigner buy big amount this month, next month medical reports in their country states heart attack. So have to be very careful about foreigners.

arsenal
15-09-2011, 02:12 AM
Speaking of mooncakes, both HH and Nusa Duta recently had a mooncake event. Rainy day but turn out wasn't too bad. Lots of food and the one at HH even had taekwando and clown events as well as the setting off of "kong ming deng"

Yes, I drove in last week to attend this mooncake festiva event.. However when I was there, I couldn't find anyone.. It is because my calender told me it is held on Sunday but alas.. The event was over by Saturday... :(

Grago
15-09-2011, 02:27 AM
Didn't know HH had another event for Hari Raya today, my neighbours went though. Free food for all. Had a fall recently one night while changing money, i guess its a mixture of being:1. Too tired (golf after work)2. Too stressed (boss)3. Needed to visit the loo urgently4. Too concerned with the amount of moneyIn the end, in front of a lot of people, yours truly knelt down. Still feel painful in joints and legs. Even with the intense pain, still have to drive and do errands that night. Went back and told wife,wife said i should have clasp both hands together and pretended to pray. Thanks dear...Welcome back Bro. It's been quite for a while and suddenly .....POW..... 2 pages of post:) It 's the age pal. It catches up suddenly, before you know it you are so tired after a round of golf that even a glass of cold beer doesn't perk you up!!! Before this even 2 rounds and you still fell you can go back and do some work, even after walking 36 holes and beating the bushes to look for stray shots!!Thanks for the heads up regarding Mr. Kelisa.....Hope you are much better..... :)

Grago
15-09-2011, 02:29 AM
Your kind of filter both my sisters are using it, in Singapore. The lime material filter is pretty small and will break after extensive washing. So it is only suitable for consumptions and not for the whole house that include bathing and washing of clothes. For these I use the volcanic ash one.The filter systems that I'm using, I get it at Sutera Mall. I think 2nd floor if I remember correctly.Yeah. Diamond is very expensive. Not worth the money as compared to yours.Hi Cathy, thanks for that Infor. You get both systems from there? Will go and have a look.

mallow
15-09-2011, 05:54 AM
Just as we are settling in some peace, I got this in an email from a kind but frightened Singaporean. It's filmed in an Indian makan shop in Shah Alam, Selangor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG4EPKm4uaU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

It appears that laptops/mobile phones/cash/jewellery are most desired by those who steal for a living.

I fantasized about 4 prepared and armed people whacking the daylights out of them and leaving them to the police to then polish off... not at all a forgiving Christian reaction, not evolved enough obviously.

This says it for me:


Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Account from a Kansas State Trooper.

I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on US 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan , KS.
I asked for her driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.
The lady took out the required information and handed it to me.

In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age) to see she had a conceal carry permit.
I looked at her and asked if she had a weapon in her possession at this time.
She responded that she indeed had a .45 automatic in her glove box.

Something, body language, or the way she said it made me want to ask if she had any other firearms.
She did admit to also having a 9mm Glock in her center console.
Now I had to ask one more time if that was all, she responded once again she did have just one more,
a .38 special in her purse.

I then asked her what was she so afraid of?

She looked me right in the eye and said, "Not a damn thing!"

aangsc
15-09-2011, 06:24 AM
Bros living in The Gateway, please beware especially if you are staying at Jalan Ambang 1. There is a arrogant young chap who drives a Silver coloured Kelisa with license plate number JJQ7280. - JJQ7280 Is he a m'sia malay ? With such people around sure is a headache.

cathylmg
15-09-2011, 08:06 AM
Hi Cathy, thanks for that Infor. You get both systems from there? Will go and have a look.

Graco you can look for the shop at Sutera Mall or go to Jusco Tebrau city. They have a counter there.

tutucake
15-09-2011, 10:23 AM
Just as we are settling in some peace, I got this in an email from a kind but frightened Singaporean. It's filmed in an Indian makan shop in Shah Alam, Selangor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG4EPKm4uaU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

It appears that laptops/mobile phones/cash/jewellery are most desired by those who steal for a living.

I fantasized about 4 prepared and armed people whacking the daylights out of them and leaving them to the police to then polish off... not at all a forgiving Christian reaction, not evolved enough obviously.

This says it for me:


Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Account from a Kansas State Trooper.

I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on US 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan , KS.
I asked for her driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.
The lady took out the required information and handed it to me.

In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age) to see she had a conceal carry permit.
I looked at her and asked if she had a weapon in her possession at this time.
She responded that she indeed had a .45 automatic in her glove box.

Something, body language, or the way she said it made me want to ask if she had any other firearms.
She did admit to also having a 9mm Glock in her center console.
Now I had to ask one more time if that was all, she responded once again she did have just one more,
a .38 special in her purse.

I then asked her what was she so afraid of?

She looked me right in the eye and said, "Not a damn thing!"



I feel damn angry whenever I see these kind of videos... no matter how vigilant we are, there's little we can do to prevent these from happening...

These people got no respect for the police, for myself or for human beings in general....

There's no end in capturing them... as they are multiplying like cockroaches....

The only way is through proper education, give everyone a chance for a job....

Amen....

Narmi
15-09-2011, 11:03 AM
Had several requests for lawyer recommendation, i still feel the one HH uses is one of the best:
Syed Alwi, Ng & Co

http://www.sancokl.com/about.html

Yeah bro wuqi
UEM also uses this same lawyer to handle my NI purchase. I can sleep even more soundly now the 'endorsement' comes from u bro wuqi :))

wuqi256
15-09-2011, 01:16 PM
Thanks all. I am glad to be back. Had a long day today giving notice to
friends about this chap.

Turns out that 2-3 of my closer friends lives around him, i am glad that
the matter was resolved without further incidents.

To the bros who helped to take proactive action today, kudos to you.

The 20 year chinese guy came to apologise with a neighbour just now.
Thanks again to the community, you restored faith in innocent folks
who was almost close to giving up.

wuqi256
15-09-2011, 01:17 PM
Pardon me for being sceptical. But just by looking at the size already made me feel insecured! :D

Hey Cathlmg, i use it as well, i swear by it actually. Not that the filter is that small, anyway size isn't all that matters. :)

wuqi256
15-09-2011, 01:19 PM
Is he a m'sia malay ? With such people around sure is a headache.

Malaysian Chinese guy. He has learnt his lesson now so matter is closed. :)

wuqi256
15-09-2011, 01:21 PM
Yeah bro wuqi
UEM also uses this same lawyer to handle my NI purchase. I can sleep even more soundly now the 'endorsement' comes from u bro wuqi :))

Yes, they are good. Never had problems with them. The endorsement is free but I would gladly stand by them.

wuqi256
15-09-2011, 01:23 PM
Yes, I drove in last week to attend this mooncake festiva event.. However when I was there, I couldn't find anyone.. It is because my calender told me it is held on Sunday but alas.. The event was over by Saturday... :(

So sorry to hear bro that you missed it, it was a really crowded event on Sat.

yonglip
15-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Hi Mallow

Thanks for the sharing bro..

Such incidents serves as timely reminders for all bros and sis never to let your guard down in malaysia...the gangs there are more desperate and will resort to more violent means to snatch just a few $.

I am reminded of a famous confucius story....

During his travels, Confucius traveled to Mount Tai. There he came across a woman who was weeping next to a new grave. He asked her about her sorrows. She told him that her father had been killed there by a tiger 2 years ago. Her husband had been killed by the same tiger last year. And now her son had just been killed by the tiger. Confucius asked her why she did not leave this dangerous village. She told him that it was because there is no oppressive government here!! Confucius then turned to his followers and told them to always remember...."Tyrannical policies can be more dangerous than a tiger".

Cheers.

Investor
15-09-2011, 03:31 PM
The endorsement is free but I would gladly stand by them.

Good news! Talking about endorsement, Lee Kuan Yew seems very positive about Iskandar Region. What better endorsement can Iskandar gets other than this?

From CNA website http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1153157/1/.html
Speaking to the media after the dialogue, Mr Lee said he believes the momentum created by the Iskandar project will lead to more successful co-operation between the two countries.

From http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/litee/malaysia/article/lky-backs-najib-for-better-ties-with-singapore
The English daily said the influential Lee, a former PM of Singapore, sees promise in Malaysia’s Iskandar region and believes that there can be more successful co-operation between both countries by leveraging on the momentum created by the economic hub in south Johor.

“The Iskandar momentum could also lead to successive Malaysian prime ministers like the current Prime Minister Najib Razak,” the daily quoted Lee (picture) as saying.

He said there will be mutual benefits for both Malaysia and Singapore if the Iskandar project “develops properly”.

The long-serving former Singapore prime minister said this to reporters after a dialogue to mark the seventh anniversary of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy on the island state yesterday.

matx3315
15-09-2011, 03:36 PM
Folks, make no mistakes, there will always be bad tenants. Recall the recent incident where a SG guy (i think) came here and bought and got a horrible tenant. To be fair though, they did say that one should check the location first before buying. So far though, we haven't met up with that type of tenant from hell. The only thing close to bad (from what a good friend shared) was late by a week for the rental payment but he chose to close one eye. He even bought moon cakes for his tenants.


Saw news today same thing happened to a HDB owner. Tenant burn his flat down. Who says it only happen in JB. Singapore just as BAD.

Investor
15-09-2011, 03:48 PM
Lee Kuan Yew's positive views on the prospect of Iskandar Malaysia will definitely bring more foreign investments into the region.

arsenal
15-09-2011, 03:59 PM
Hi,
From your Confucius story, it seemed that some Singaporeans are willing to move to Malaysia because our PAP could be more dangerous? Ha ha..

Just read a page from my kid's "horrible history".. It was written that in the 18th century, British coal owners (businessman)who are the rich men will give house to the peasants.. --> the peasants will in return dig the coal for the rich business men --> the business men will open NTUC to sell expensive things back to peasants for their daily needs -> the peasants will have to borrow money from the business men to buy their foods -> next they have to borrow more to pay for their medical needs--> when they old and sicks, the businessmen will kick them out of their house or send them to Johor -> now the businessmen will have new houses to give to new peasants who are immigrants..




Hi Mallow

Thanks for the sharing bro..

Such incidents serves as timely reminders for all bros and sis never to let your guard down in malaysia...the gangs there are more desperate and will resort to more violent means to snatch just a few $.

I am reminded of a famous confucius story....

During his travels, Confucius traveled to Mount Tai. There he came across a woman who was weeping next to a new grave. He asked her about her sorrows. She told him that her father had been killed there by a tiger 2 years ago. Her husband had been killed by the same tiger last year. And now her son had just been killed by the tiger. Confucius asked her why she did not leave this dangerous village. She told him that it was because there is no oppressive government here!! Confucius then turned to his followers and told them to always remember...."Tyrannical policies can be more dangerous than a tiger".

Cheers.

arsenal
15-09-2011, 04:04 PM
This is good news... Though his attitude change rather fast.. However it is always better to have good neighbors and we should always give and forget...


Thanks all. I am glad to be back. Had a long day today giving notice to
friends about this chap.

Turns out that 2-3 of my closer friends lives around him, i am glad that
the matter was resolved without further incidents.

To the bros who helped to take proactive action today, kudos to you.

The 20 year chinese guy came to apologise with a neighbour just now.
Thanks again to the community, you restored faith in innocent folks
who was almost close to giving up.

arsenal
15-09-2011, 04:07 PM
Lee Kuan Yew's positive view on the prospect of Iskandar Malaysia will definitely brings more foreign investments into the region.

This is the first time I heard good words of him regarding Malaysia.. Maybe they want more singaporeans to move out so new immigrants will not find Singapore to be too congested... Hee..

Investor
15-09-2011, 04:11 PM
Strong US support for Malaysia's ETP

Kuala Lumpur: Top US businessmen have pledged support for Malaysia's Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) which they say would enable Malaysia to become more competitive and attractive to foreign investors.

"We look to support the successful implementation of the ETP that will create a service-based economy with shifts up to the middle and high-income brackets", said the US-Asean Business Council and the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers in a joint statement issued following a recent high-level business-to-business dialogue held between senior executives of the council and leading Malaysian businessmen and industrialists.

Read more: Strong US support for Malaysia's ETP http://www.btimes.com.my/articles/20110915131436/Article/?#ixzz1Y2QBgl00

aangsc
16-09-2011, 01:48 AM
This is the first time I heard good words of him regarding Malaysia.. Maybe they want more singaporeans to move out so new immigrants will not find Singapore to be too congested... Hee.. I think so too , esp those past their 'expiry date' to retire there. A subtle way is to encourage you to stretch your $ since most things are cheaper esp housing. The new citizen/PR with energy and active contribution will stay here to boost economy. This is still a win-win as Johor-Msia will be a boom town for retiree.

aangsc
16-09-2011, 01:52 AM
Malaysian Chinese guy. He has learnt his lesson now so matter is closed. :) Can share what lesson has he learned ? Seem like a good story esp for owners there. Who was the great teacher ?

cathylmg
16-09-2011, 02:09 AM
Good news! Talking about endorsement, Lee Kuan Yew seems very positive about Iskandar Region. What better endorsement can Iskandar gets other than this?

From CNA website http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1153157/1/.html
Speaking to the media after the dialogue, Mr Lee said he believes the momentum created by the Iskandar project will lead to more successful co-operation between the two countries.

From http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/litee/malaysia/article/lky-backs-najib-for-better-ties-with-singapore
The English daily said the influential Lee, a former PM of Singapore, sees promise in Malaysia’s Iskandar region and believes that there can be more successful co-operation between both countries by leveraging on the momentum created by the economic hub in south Johor.

“The Iskandar momentum could also lead to successive Malaysian prime ministers like the current Prime Minister Najib Razak,” the daily quoted Lee (picture) as saying.

He said there will be mutual benefits for both Malaysia and Singapore if the Iskandar project “develops properly”.

The long-serving former Singapore prime minister said this to reporters after a dialogue to mark the seventh anniversary of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy on the island state yesterday.

Thank for the read Investor.

The train has rolled out of the station. It is steadily increasing pace now. Not too late to hop on with some effort, but it is picking up speed. For those who are still contemplating, don't hesitate further. Now is the right time! :)

cathylmg
16-09-2011, 02:24 AM
Hey Cathlmg, i use it as well, i swear by it actually. Not that the filter is that small, anyway size isn't all that matters. :)

My personal logic thinking I suppose. IMHO.

A water filter is for trapping sediments and contenmints between the the pipe before your tap and you. So if it is too small, water flow will slow down because of all these stuck inside. So you need to take it out to wash it often, or have its filters refills changed more frequently. As I have mentioned in my earlier post, strictly for drinking purposes is OK. But if you want to use it for washing, like for example the car or the clothes, the upkeep part is going to be expensive....

Personally, I feel that for washing of cars, the sediments in the unfiltered water will scratch the car paint. Maybe not noticeable on the first few wash. But it will slowly build up to a point where you need to wax the car frequently. Same as for washing the floor, it only makes the floor more sticky and then you have to wash it with more water....

Investor
16-09-2011, 04:49 AM
Thank for the read Investor.

No problem at all, isn't this what forum is about? Everyone contributes and share info :)

Batok Seri
16-09-2011, 05:10 AM
Is he a m'sia malay ? With such people around sure is a headache.
Way to go with the racial profiling, Sherlock.

Investor
16-09-2011, 06:05 AM
Way to go with the racial profiling, Sherlock.

Please don't take it to heart. Be assured that I totally understand how you feel as one of my Malay friends during NS time was kinda racist and wanted to pick up a fight with me by talking very rudely to me when he was with his group of Malay friends. How would you feel if you were in that situation? Hate all Malays? I just saw it in a way that he was just the childish one amongst the rest of his mature and peace loving Malay friends. I'm Chinese and after mixing with so many Malay friends during NS, I really like Malay's culture. I think Malays are generally peace-loving and down-to-earth, they are fun loving and always crack the best jokes. With them around, you'll lose your frown.

I'm sure every human beings had said something which affected others and not even realizing it. Most of the time we don't mean it at all. We are all imperfect.
When people we know make mistakes, we have a lot of tolerance and give leeway. If we can use this character towards strangers, I believe there'll be lesser hatred in this world. Again, hope you don't take it to heart :) Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend my friend. World Peace! :D

Just to add, I see that it is good to have you around to watch what we say and constantly reminding us to be more mindful about what we say =)

Grago
16-09-2011, 06:17 AM
Way to go with the racial profiling, Sherlock.
Please don't take it to heart. Be assured that I totally understand how you feel as one of my Malay friends during NS time was kinda racist and wanted to pick up a fight with me by talking very rudely to me when he was with his group of Malay friends. How would you feel if you were in that situation? Hate all Malays? I just saw it in a way that he was just the childish one amongst the rest of his mature and peace loving Malay friends. I'm Chinese and after mixing with so many Malay friends during NS, I really like Malay's culture. I think Malays are generally peace-loving and down-to-earth, they are fun loving and always crack the best jokes. With them around, you'll lose your frown. I'm sure every human beings had said something which affect others and not even realizing it. Most of the time we don't even mean it. We are all imperfect.When people we know make mistakes, we have a lot of tolerance and give leeway. If we can use this character towards strangers, I believe there'll be lesser hatred in this world. Again, hope you don't take it to heart :) Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend my friend. World Peace! :DNicely said/written Bro Investor. A little tolerance shown goes a long way. My experience with the Malays is if respect is shown it is returned as would with any race. Bro Batok, forget it, it's a small misunderstanding. Let's move on boleh :)

Batok Seri
16-09-2011, 06:26 AM
A little tolerance on whose part please?
If its from me than please go ahead.
Spew all the bigotry you guys want.
I will try not take heart.
Lots of apologists here willing to chalk it up to
"Humans are not perfect" rather than put such posters to task.

Question keeps nagging me tough..
If Malays are bad why move here?

aangsc
16-09-2011, 07:00 AM
A little tolerance on whose part please?If its from me than please go ahead.Spew all the bigotry you guys want.I will try not take heart.Lots of apologists here willing to chalk it up to"Humans are not perfect" rather than put such posters to task.Question keeps nagging me tough..If Malays are bad why move here? Didn't realised when put one after another it can be racial profiling .Am sorry if it I offend malay forumer here . It was my wrong choice of word to ask for race. Perhaps, should have just asked which unit ? It's meant for me to keep a look out and to get the kids to keep away since the bully stay nearby. When I mentioned "Having such neighbour is a real headache" I am referring to the bully behavoiur, doesn't mean a malay neighbour is a headache.

Investor
16-09-2011, 07:28 AM
A little tolerance on whose part please?
If its from me than please go ahead.
Spew all the bigotry you guys want.
I will try not take heart.
Lots of apologists here willing to chalk it up to
"Humans are not perfect" rather than put such posters to task.

Question keeps nagging me tough..
If Malays are bad why move here?

I think what you've said was fair. The poster has the responsibility to either explain or apologize, luckily he did both. Peace.

maxpark
16-09-2011, 02:59 PM
Its like that with foreigners bro. In Singapore insurance company also do this to foreigners. Got one insurance agent told me some foreigner buy big amount this month, next month medical reports in their country states heart attack. So have to be very careful about foreigners.


I can verify that it is Not quite true.

I'm Malaysian, living in Singapore. Took MRTA, had to undergo medical exam including blood, urine test, threadmill, ECG, chest X-ray, etc...
This is far more comprehensive than the mortgage insurance I just got this month as well for another property in Singapore, here only blood test and urine, 15-20mins over but the one in Malaysia took almost two hours to complete ... and the value of mortgage in Singapore is far in excess than the ones in Malaysia! Luckily all cleared! :)

ginfreely
16-09-2011, 03:34 PM
Your kind of filter both my sisters are using it, in Singapore. The lime material filter is pretty small and will break after extensive washing. So it is only suitable for consumptions and not for the whole house that include bathing and washing of clothes. For these I use the volcanic ash one.

The filter systems that I'm using, I get it at Sutera Mall. I think 2nd floor if I remember correctly.

Yeah. Diamond is very expensive. Not worth the money as compared to yours.

Oic you filter the water used for washing too. Hehe after a few days of using the new filter, I am getting lazy to boil the water before drinking. Come to think of it, may be boiling will remove the alkaline or ion in the water?! :)

ginfreely
16-09-2011, 03:38 PM
Pardon me for being sceptical. But just by looking at the size already made me feel insecured! :D

The Osim filter is good for removing chlorine etc, not those type of filter that provide alkaline water, so it is for different purpose lor :)

ginfreely
16-09-2011, 03:48 PM
Got the township to clear up some grass that were growing in some houses that are empty (owners not moved in)
Got the clubhouse to rectify some of the places that i felt unsafe, like putting planters or potted plants at a staircase
near the tennis court.
Helped bros with some of their electrical and water needs. More questions are coming in fast now on what to buy and
rental yield rather than whether its safe to buy.

Wow you managed to get them to clear up grass in empty houses, that is very good for the estate value! Unkempt garden really unsightly and scare off prospective buyer.

ginfreely
16-09-2011, 03:56 PM
Speaking of mooncakes, both HH and Nusa Duta recently had a mooncake event. Rainy day but turn out wasn't too bad. Lots of food and the one at HH even had taekwando and clown events as well as the setting off of "kong ming deng"

I didnt attend the Nusa Duta event but it is such a nice gesture of the property developer to call up and reserve a box of moon cake for each buyer. Never heard from the Spore developers after signing the purchase option, only heard from the lawyer for payments :)

ginfreely
16-09-2011, 04:01 PM
To bros who are keen to get the shower filter for chloride at Vivocity (Self fix), i bought 2 last time, have to be careful about over tightening the cap after you insert the filter as i found that it was very brittle and broke easily. Btw, Self fix has a lot of exotic stuff that you can't find elsewhere easily. Not cheap though.

Oh so you have used the shower filter at Vivocity self fix before, is it good? How long the filter last? Is it easy to fix? Is it $59 or $89, I forgot the price. :)

wuqi256
16-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Peace be to all. :) Its finally the weekend

Wife and i had a restful day today, took her out shopping, sight seeing and massage. Just don't feel so well lately, probably not sleeping well because of additional work coming in.
Lost balance and had a bad fall the other day so pain all over. As dim as this candle may burn (and i don't know when it will go out) but i still see and have hope in people to do the right thing.

Btw, its amazing but seems like even Mr Lee has seen the light.

wuqi256
16-09-2011, 04:45 PM
Hey ginfreely, definitely better, had less allergic reaction after i installed it. Its a little flimsy though, one side of it where you screw in the filter, so have to be careful with the cap. $59 i believe.
The water definitely felt different. :)

wuqi256
16-09-2011, 04:46 PM
The Osim filter is good for removing chlorine etc, not those type of filter that provide alkaline water, so it is for different purpose lor :)

I use it mainly for drinking and cooking purposes only, else i just use unfiltered for all other purposes.

Grago
16-09-2011, 05:07 PM
Your kind of filter both my sisters are using it, in Singapore. The lime material filter is pretty small and will break after extensive washing. So it is only suitable for consumptions and not for the whole house that include bathing and washing of clothes. For these I use the volcanic ash one.The filter systems that I'm using, I get it at Sutera Mall. I think 2nd floor if I remember correctly.Yeah. Diamond is very expensive. Not worth the money as compared to yours.This is the place at Sutera Mall - IDE IDEALLEX Level3 L3-230. There are also branches at TESCO Bukit Indah, TESCO Tebrau City, DANGA City Mall.Website:- www.ide2u.com / www.ide.my

Batok Seri
17-09-2011, 01:00 AM
Didn't realised when put one after another it can be racial profiling .Am sorry if it I offend malay forumer here . It was my wrong choice of word to ask for race. Perhaps, should have just asked which unit ? It's meant for me to keep a look out and to get the kids to keep away since the bully stay nearby. When I mentioned "Having such neighbour is a real headache" I am referring to the bully behavoiur, doesn't mean a malay neighbour is a headache.

Ok. we cool now.
Wanted to contribute to filter discussion before I got sidetracked.

Water Filter.
Saw some huge tanklike installations outside a few houses. But after thinking thru it,
I gather the best is a faucet filter.
1. Its installed right at the very end of the supply chain.
2. Bypass feature so you can choose to filter only for potable needs.

Quite a few selection of faucet filters here in Johore and Spore diy shops and big marts. I am not into those brands claiming dubious health benefits, zooming in only on reputable brands offering straight water filtering properties.

1. Panasonic PJ-225R. Price RM119. Made in Japan. Old model but cheapest so far. Filter canister lasts 700 litres. Replacement Filter price RM28 for 2pcs. Canister has little see thru window. New model Japanese made faucet filters cost about $300 and above.

2. Waterpik by instapure. Brand known for water implements. $79 and above. Available at best Denki. Most attractive design. For those those with stylo mylo kitchen don't want to spoil the sleek lines with white plastic blob hanging off the sink tap, the F8 is your answer. Nice chrome look to match your tap.

3. Gurgle by Hyflux. $100 in Sing and RM250 in My (no arbitrage opportunity). Replacement canister $46. Lasts 1200 litres. After all water filtration is Hyflux' raison d'etre, they don't do anything else. Proprietary membrane tech. Your best bet.

For best results run water thru the filters a few sec before filling your jug or kettle everytime. (Water collects at the canister). If going on holiday, unscrew canister, put in ziplock bag and keep in fridge (not freezer).

Another topic..
The top of the line Astro subscription.

If you are thinking of subscribing or upgrading to Astro Beyond PVR. You get HD and a recording settop box that allows you to record 2 channels or watch 1 channel while rec another channel at the same time.
BUT, the big but they don't tell you at signup is, they need to run 2 coax cables from dish to your settop. Most households have been wired with only a single coax run.

Just a heads up so you can factor this in your home reno wiring, else engage comms contractor to install diplexors and such if you have already moved in and don't want ugly wiring on your wall.

idwish
17-09-2011, 12:18 PM
Hello All:

I am seriously considering to move to JB, can someone recommend a good development with security (perhap terrace or semi) that are price around RM500K? Obviously HH is out of reach for me as it is too expensive ...Any suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated. Any that are nearer to 2nd link would be ideal as I work near Jurong. Thank you in advance.

idwish
17-09-2011, 01:06 PM
test dd sssssss

arsenal
17-09-2011, 01:10 PM
Hi Seri,
Good info.. and thanks for sharing..




Ok. we cool now.
Wanted to contribute to filter discussion before I got sidetracked.

Water Filter.
Saw some huge tanklike installations outside a few houses. But after thinking thru it,
I gather the best is a faucet filter.
1. Its installed right at the very end of the supply chain.
2. Bypass feature so you can choose to filter only for potable needs.

Quite a few selection of faucet filters here in Johore and Spore diy shops and big marts. I am not into those brands claiming dubious health benefits, zooming in only on reputable brands offering straight water filtering properties.

1. Panasonic PJ-225R. Price RM119. Made in Japan. Old model but cheapest so far. Filter canister lasts 700 litres. Replacement Filter price RM28 for 2pcs. Canister has little see thru window. New model Japanese made faucet filters cost about $300 and above.

2. Waterpik by instapure. Brand known for water implements. $79 and above. Available at best Denki. Most attractive design. For those those with stylo mylo kitchen don't want to spoil the sleek lines with white plastic blob hanging off the sink tap, the F8 is your answer. Nice chrome look to match your tap.

3. Gurgle by Hyflux. $100 in Sing and RM250 in My (no arbitrage opportunity). Replacement canister $46. Lasts 1200 litres. After all water filtration is Hyflux' raison d'etre, they don't do anything else. Proprietary membrane tech. Your best bet.

For best results run water thru the filters a few sec before filling your jug or kettle everytime. (Water collects at the canister). If going on holiday, unscrew canister, put in ziplock bag and keep in fridge (not freezer).

Another topic..
The top of the line Astro subscription.

If you are thinking of subscribing or upgrading to Astro Beyond PVR. You get HD and a recording settop box that allows you to record 2 channels or watch 1 channel while rec another channel at the same time.
BUT, the big but they don't tell you at signup is, they need to run 2 coax cables from dish to your settop. Most households have been wired with only a single coax run.

Just a heads up so you can factor this in your home reno wiring, else engage comms contractor to install diplexors and such if you have already moved in and don't want ugly wiring on your wall.

Whathefish
17-09-2011, 02:52 PM
http://www.iskandarmalaysia.com.sg/index.html

2nd condo in East Ledang is finally launching :)

Grago
18-09-2011, 02:38 AM
Ok. we cool now.Wanted to contribute to filter discussion before I got sidetracked.Water Filter.Saw some huge tanklike installations outside a few houses. But after thinking thru it,I gather the best is a faucet filter.1. Its installed right at the very end of the supply chain. 2. Bypass feature so you can choose to filter only for potable needs.Quite a few selection of faucet filters here in Johore and Spore diy shops and big marts. I am not into those brands claiming dubious health benefits, zooming in only on reputable brands offering straight water filtering properties.1. Panasonic PJ-225R. Price RM119. Made in Japan. Old model but cheapest so far. Filter canister lasts 700 litres. Replacement Filter price RM28 for 2pcs. Canister has little see thru window. New model Japanese made faucet filters cost about $300 and above.2. Waterpik by instapure. Brand known for water implements. $79 and above. Available at best Denki. Most attractive design. For those those with stylo mylo kitchen don't want to spoil the sleek lines with white plastic blob hanging off the sink tap, the F8 is your answer. Nice chrome look to match your tap. 3. Gurgle by Hyflux. $100 in Sing and RM250 in My (no arbitrage opportunity). Replacement canister $46. Lasts 1200 litres. After all water filtration is Hyflux' raison d'etre, they don't do anything else. Proprietary membrane tech. Your best bet.For best results run water thru the filters a few sec before filling your jug or kettle everytime. (Water collects at the canister). If going on holiday, unscrew canister, put in ziplock bag and keep in fridge (not freezer).Another topic..The top of the line Astro subscription.If you are thinking of subscribing or upgrading to Astro Beyond PVR. You get HD and a recording settop box that allows you to record 2 channels or watch 1 channel while rec another channel at the same time. BUT, the big but they don't tell you at signup is, they need to run 2 coax cables from dish to your settop. Most households have been wired with only a single coax run. Just a heads up so you can factor this in your home reno wiring, else engage comms contractor to install diplexors and such if you have already moved in and don't want ugly wiring on your wall.
Hello Batok
Glad matter is resolved and moving on. Good piece of Infor both for the filters and the Astro.

Investor
18-09-2011, 05:03 AM
Ok. we cool now.
Wanted to contribute to filter discussion before I got sidetracked.

Water Filter.
Saw some huge tanklike installations outside a few houses. But after thinking thru it,
I gather the best is a faucet filter.
1. Its installed right at the very end of the supply chain.
2. Bypass feature so you can choose to filter only for potable needs.

Quite a few selection of faucet filters here in Johore and Spore diy shops and big marts. I am not into those brands claiming dubious health benefits, zooming in only on reputable brands offering straight water filtering properties.

1. Panasonic PJ-225R. Price RM119. Made in Japan. Old model but cheapest so far. Filter canister lasts 700 litres. Replacement Filter price RM28 for 2pcs. Canister has little see thru window. New model Japanese made faucet filters cost about $300 and above.

2. Waterpik by instapure. Brand known for water implements. $79 and above. Available at best Denki. Most attractive design. For those those with stylo mylo kitchen don't want to spoil the sleek lines with white plastic blob hanging off the sink tap, the F8 is your answer. Nice chrome look to match your tap.

3. Gurgle by Hyflux. $100 in Sing and RM250 in My (no arbitrage opportunity). Replacement canister $46. Lasts 1200 litres. After all water filtration is Hyflux' raison d'etre, they don't do anything else. Proprietary membrane tech. Your best bet.

For best results run water thru the filters a few sec before filling your jug or kettle everytime. (Water collects at the canister). If going on holiday, unscrew canister, put in ziplock bag and keep in fridge (not freezer).

Another topic..
The top of the line Astro subscription.

If you are thinking of subscribing or upgrading to Astro Beyond PVR. You get HD and a recording settop box that allows you to record 2 channels or watch 1 channel while rec another channel at the same time.
BUT, the big but they don't tell you at signup is, they need to run 2 coax cables from dish to your settop. Most households have been wired with only a single coax run.

Just a heads up so you can factor this in your home reno wiring, else engage comms contractor to install diplexors and such if you have already moved in and don't want ugly wiring on your wall.

Wow Batok Seri, that's really a comprehensive and detailed info. Thanks for your effort in this contribution.
From the above, one can easily see that you are an intelligent and highly educated individual. More importantly, like most Malays, peace loving and forgiving =)

mallow
18-09-2011, 09:25 AM
Hello All: I am seriously considering to move to JB, can someone recommend a good development with security (perhap terrace or semi) that are price around RM500K? Obviously HH is out of reach for me as it is too expensive ...Any suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated. Any that are nearer to 2nd link would be ideal as I work near Jurong. Thank you in advance.
Can you wait for three years?

THE IMPIANA'S LAUNCH IS SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER ... tentative name was The Crescent
Saw the three show flats yesterday ... certainly worth a visit - can you believe they already have 15 cheques for a full 10% down already? Both Malaysian and Singaporean purchasers.

The sales manager told me that the studio apt about 600 sq ft is abt RM300,000 so only for sale to Malaysians, since the lower limit is RM$500,000 for foreigners.

The cost for 2/3/4 room apartments is from RM$470 - 490 per square foot. Penthouses are about RM890 per square foot! Sales Packages will include :-

1) Free legal fees on S&P
2) Air-Cons to all rooms (all bedrooms, living and dining xcept bathroom and maid's room)
3) plaster celing fitted with downlights
4) Shower screen in all bathroom except maid's bathroom
5) Built-in wardrobe in master room only
6) Engineered timber flooring in all bedrooms

Important point: only two blocks are being released. After these are sold out, the next release is 10% higher. The three show flats [studio, 2 & 3 rooms] are ready for viewing - modern and sparkling. This being Malaysia, going before the 25th is possible,and no one will swear at you for being in a rush if you are simply polite.

When the highway is ready before the end of the year [already looking tantalisingly ready!] it will be 7 minutes to JB town and No Tolls!

Tell UEM you hear it all from me!

wuqi256
18-09-2011, 05:02 PM
A few friends went around house shopping these couple of days. First some updates:

There are still terrace houses available in Nusa Idaman and Nusa Sentral.
Nusa Idaman is because its the new phase. Selling quite well. The semi-ds
that they are marketing are selling for 880k RM and above.

They gave me the following updates:

Nusa Sentral houses(terraces) are selling pretty well.
Nusa Duta still has some Semi-Ds that are about 800k.

Next phase for Nusa Duta clusters starts from about 750k.

My neighbours have went into the market, i may go into
another one or two as well.

wuqi256
18-09-2011, 05:05 PM
Hi idwish,

For your budget, if you are into landed units, you can still get easily from:

Nusa Idaman
Nusa Sentral
Setia units around Bukit Indah or nearer the first link

cathylmg
19-09-2011, 01:29 AM
Peace be to all. :) Its finally the weekend

Wife and i had a restful day today, took her out shopping, sight seeing and massage. Just don't feel so well lately, probably not sleeping well because of additional work coming in.
Lost balance and had a bad fall the other day so pain all over. As dim as this candle may burn (and i don't know when it will go out) but i still see and have hope in people to do the right thing.

Btw, its amazing but seems like even Mr Lee has seen the light.

Oh! Please take of your health bro Wuqi. Must take care of this shrine of existence in ordered to enjoy the fruits of your labour.

It is amazing to be able to do so much things in such a short time frame for the benefits of other people. Bro Wuqi, 你活该会发财! :D

cathylmg
19-09-2011, 01:34 AM
Peace be to all. :) .......
Btw, its amazing but seems like even Mr Lee has seen the light.

Mean they are ready to sell/rent to you people liao. I get the feeling that they are always one step ahead... Same as the shuzhuo industrial. When they finally ask you go, they have already been there long ago... :D

cathylmg
19-09-2011, 01:45 AM
Ok. we cool now.
Wanted to contribute to filter discussion before I got sidetracked.

Glad to see things settle bro Seri. Hope to learn from your contributions as well. :)


Water Filter.
Saw some huge tanklike installations outside a few houses. But after thinking thru it,
I gather the best is a faucet filter.
1. Its installed right at the very end of the supply chain.
2. Bypass feature so you can choose to filter only for potable needs.

Quite a few selection of faucet filters here in Johore and Spore diy shops and big marts. I am not into those brands claiming dubious health benefits, zooming in only on reputable brands offering straight water filtering properties.

1. Panasonic PJ-225R. Price RM119. Made in Japan. Old model but cheapest so far. Filter canister lasts 700 litres. Replacement Filter price RM28 for 2pcs. Canister has little see thru window. New model Japanese made faucet filters cost about $300 and above.

2. Waterpik by instapure. Brand known for water implements. $79 and above. Available at best Denki. Most attractive design. For those those with stylo mylo kitchen don't want to spoil the sleek lines with white plastic blob hanging off the sink tap, the F8 is your answer. Nice chrome look to match your tap.

3. Gurgle by Hyflux. $100 in Sing and RM250 in My (no arbitrage opportunity). Replacement canister $46. Lasts 1200 litres. After all water filtration is Hyflux' raison d'etre, they don't do anything else. Proprietary membrane tech. Your best bet.

For best results run water thru the filters a few sec before filling your jug or kettle everytime. (Water collects at the canister). If going on holiday, unscrew canister, put in ziplock bag and keep in fridge (not freezer).

Another topic..


Good info. Thanks for the contribution. :)

The top of the line Astro subscription.

If you are thinking of subscribing or upgrading to Astro Beyond PVR. You get HD and a recording settop box that allows you to record 2 channels or watch 1 channel while rec another channel at the same time.
BUT, the big but they don't tell you at signup is, they need to run 2 coax cables from dish to your settop. Most households have been wired with only a single coax run.

Just a heads up so you can factor this in your home reno wiring, else engage comms contractor to install diplexors and such if you have already moved in and don't want ugly wiring on your wall.

Luckily you mention it here. I have been thinking of whether to instal antenna or the dish. Have been putting it off, again because ds having his psle this month. Don't want to give him anything to indulge himself in. Will go around shopping next month then. :)

Investor
19-09-2011, 03:02 AM
A few friends went around house shopping these couple of days.
My neighbours have went into the market, i may go into
another one or two as well.

You must have made a lot from stocks market recently, but you don't seem like a shortist(short seller) to me :D

mintosh
19-09-2011, 08:29 AM
Hi all. New here - and interested in all issues regarding moving to Johor. Heard this was the place to be - and sure enough - found lots of good information.

But still confused - about expat on Singapore work permit - working in singapore and living in Johor. So - I wouldn't need an MMh2 visa to do this? Can just travel back and forth on visa?

Sorry if this repeats earlier questions - if someone could point me to proper thread, that would be great.

Mintosh.

cleyeo
19-09-2011, 09:42 AM
Hi idwish,

For your budget, if you are into landed units, you can still get easily from:

Nusa Idaman
Nusa Sentral
Setia units around Bukit Indah or nearer the first link

went and saw Nusa Idaman, I think its quality is not that good.
Also went to see Bestari Height, personally,, I like this best !!! the cheapest unit is RM560K for cluster 32" by 75" intermediate unit. The corner will be higher due to the extra garden. their semi d show unit is also open to public now !

matx3315
19-09-2011, 12:02 PM
went and saw Nusa Idaman, I think its quality is not that good.
Also went to see Bestari Height, personally,, I like this best !!! the cheapest unit is RM560K for cluster 32" by 75" intermediate unit. The corner will be higher due to the extra garden. their semi d show unit is also open to public now !

May I ask, What do you like best about Bestari Height?

LeMans2011
19-09-2011, 04:19 PM
went and saw Nusa Idaman, I think its quality is not that good.
Also went to see Bestari Height, personally,, I like this best !!! the cheapest unit is RM560K for cluster 32" by 75" intermediate unit. The corner will be higher due to the extra garden. their semi d show unit is also open to public now !

huh.. i tot the semi-D show unit opened for ages liao. The strong point is the very deep and long car porch/driveway. If you are ok with the environment then it is fine.

Investor
19-09-2011, 04:53 PM
GCD Medini has updated their website - http://www.gcdmedini.com/

Medini - http://www.medini.com.my/pages/home

Enjoy your research.

Inception
20-09-2011, 01:26 AM
Malaysian govt to consider limiting home purchases
Sep 13, 2011 - HomeGuru.com.my

The Malaysian government may impose a one-house-per-individual restriction, according to Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Minister of Domestic Trade Cooperatives and Consumerism.

He said that any individual who wants to acquire a second home must sell his /her first house and that the government is studying the possibility of approving only 10 percent rental increases for houses once a contract expires.

“Since there is no rule to control the rental rate, some owners increase it by 100 percent,” Ismail Sabri said.

He said that a room in Kuala Lumpur has a rental cost ranging from RM300 to RM400 and added that only the affluent can afford to buy eight to 10 houses to be rented out to those who cannot afford to purchase their own homes.

“The owner would then increase the rental after the contract expires after two years,” said Ismail Sabri.

http://www.homeguru.com.my/property-news/2011/9/1061/Malaysian%20govt%20to%20consider%20limiting%20home %20purchases

jasonjst
20-09-2011, 05:04 AM
House prices will collapse if they were to do this.

Very unlikely to imprement such things. More likely they will curb lending on 2nd , 3rd loan to 70% or maybe 60% lah .

tansi
20-09-2011, 12:07 PM
good food
If you like mutton berayani, then I have a recommendation. Went to Mydin supermart at Ledang Height today and had lunch in the canteen annexed to mydin. There is a store with a signvoard "middle eastern food". I ordered "lamb mandy" and it was super. It is similar to mutton berayani, minus oil and curry. So good that I ordered another portion to take away, microwaved it as dinner. It tasted even better fresh out of the oven as the fragrance of the rice was strong. I also had chicken kebab and it was delicious too. A set of lamb mandy is RM10. Two chicken kebab cost RM8. Only a few stalls were operating in the canteen and it is easy to spot the said stall.

wuqi256
20-09-2011, 04:55 PM
Very unlikely to imprement such things. More likely they will curb lending on 2nd , 3rd loan to 70% or maybe 60% lah .

Asked around a couple of days back and got the same conclusion. They would likely curb the lending and even if they need to go further, it will likely be on certain value/types of property. Example, below 300k. They will be very unlikely to force one to sell any existing ones. Just on the next purchase, one has to sell ones own. Affecting mainly new purchases.
Won't really affect folks who only need one house.

If they implement this for all types of housing, It may also mean some folks would be going after bigger houses since if one house is going to be the norm, then they might as well get a bigger one.

Grago
21-09-2011, 01:48 AM
Very unlikely to imprement such things. More likely they will curb lending on 2nd , 3rd loan to 70% or maybe 60% lah .
Asked around a couple of days back and got the same conclusion. They would likely curb the lending and even if they need to go further, it will likely be on certain value/types of property. Example, below 300k. They will be very unlikely to force one to sell any existing ones. Just on the next purchase, one has to sell ones own. Affecting mainly new purchases.Won't really affect folks who only need one house. If they implement this for all types of housing, It may also mean some folks would be going after bigger houses since if one house is going to be the norm, then they might as well get a bigger one.

It is my understanding that the third loan is 70% or lower dependant on the applicant's credit rating...... Please correct me if the Infor is wrong!
Bro Wuqi states this would primarily affect house that are 300k or less, so presumably those above will be unaffected or will not have an adverse effect as the impact on the investment and therefore growth potential in Iskandar and Malaysia in general would cause a rethink by potential investors......IMO

http://www.homeguru.com.my/property-news/2011/9/1077/tightening-measures-on-luxury-property-market-bad-

checkers
21-09-2011, 02:14 AM
Hi

One nagging question ... are taxis in jb generally safe to take?

jasonjst
21-09-2011, 02:27 AM
It is my understanding that the third loan is 70% or lower dependant on the applicant's credit rating...... Please correct me if the Infor is wrong!Bro Wuqi states this would primarily affect house that are 300k or less, so presumably those above will be unaffected or will not have an adverse effect as the impact on the investment and therefore growth potential in Iskandar and Malaysia in general would cause a rethink by potential investors......IMO

You are talking abt potential speculators not investors or buyers

JB properties are no bubbles yet why worry? If they curb 2nd or 3rd loan lower to 70% or 60% should discourage speculators not buyers. Otherwise people might over leverage and that will be very bad if recession strike.

Grago
21-09-2011, 03:19 AM
Very unlikely to imprement such things. More likely they will curb lending on 2nd , 3rd loan to 70% or maybe 60% lah .
You are talking abt potential speculators not investors or buyers JB properties are no bubbles yet why worry? If they curb 2nd or 3rd loan lower to 70% or 60% should discourage speculators not buyers. Otherwise people might over leverage and that will be very bad if recession strike.I agree with U as a property bubble is bad. From a long term investment point, it would deter or make it more onerous for someone who wants to buy more than 2 properties for investment as well as from the aspect of rental incomes. By all means protect those who are trying to get onto the 'property ladder' BUT not curbing potential growth and capitalization of investments. That will surely affect everyone when investors, be they speculators or buyers, decide not to invest BUT go elsewhere where it's more investors friendly..... a catch "22" situation unfortunately!

euphony
21-09-2011, 04:03 AM
It is my understanding that the third loan is 70% or lower dependant on the applicant's credit rating...... Please correct me if the Infor is wrong!
Bro Wuqi states this would primarily affect house that are 300k or less, so presumably those above will be unaffected or will not have an adverse effect as the impact on the investment and therefore growth potential in Iskandar and Malaysia in general would cause a rethink by potential investors......IMO

http://www.homeguru.com.my/property-news/2011/9/1077/tightening-measures-on-luxury-property-market-bad-

back after a long haitus. finally moving in to new property after months of wait as some of you are experiencing is unbearable. and like AP and cathy, I agree home improvement will be a long work in progress prefer to pick furniture and carpentry works i really like and add on bit by bit. lucky it was fast tracked for me need not wait for years to move in. as for the property curb. it is already in place. 3rd property no more than 70% loan and applies across the board no price ranges. This i think is reasonable though am affected myself.

as for new initiatives those are just talk. To garner the malay folk vote for umno. They're talking through their asses as usual. I think there is a growing malay population with foresight looking beyond this brand of politics (refer bersih 2.0). Anyway, even if it ever is actually implemented, the responsible parties will see their folly and make a u-turn as per usual pattern. take the recent finger printing brouhaha for example.

bekindtonaimals
21-09-2011, 04:07 AM
back after a long haitus.

correct spelling is hiatus,

Grago
21-09-2011, 04:28 AM
Very unlikely to imprement such things. More likely they will curb lending on 2nd , 3rd loan to 70% or maybe 60% lah .
back after a long haitus. finally moving in to new property after months of wait as some of you are experiencing is unbearable. and like AP and cathy, I agree home improvement will be a long work in progress prefer to pick furniture and carpentry works i really like and add on bit by bit. lucky it was fast tracked for me need not wait for years to move in. as for the property curb. it is already in place. 3rd property no more than 70% loan and applies across the board no price ranges. This i think is reasonable though am affected myself. as for new initiatives those are just talk. To garner the malay folk vote for umno. They're talking through their asses as usual. I think there is a growing malay population with foresight looking beyond this brand of politics (refer bersih 2.0). Anyway, even if it ever is actually implemented, the responsible parties will see their folly and make a u-turn as per usual pattern. take the recent finger printing brouhaha for example.Welcome back and congrats on the moving in :) Updates please on progress of your home improvements!!Yes, probably a politically motivated announcement! So hopefully it's just that.......On a different note, "Teacher in the House...... mind the spellings..... :)"

crystal_tiong
21-09-2011, 08:03 AM
Hi Wuqi

Can you please clear your inbox ? I need your advice.

Thanks in advance.

euphony
21-09-2011, 12:17 PM
correct spelling is hiatus,

my apologies urrgh shouldn't be making these mistakes!!!

euphony
21-09-2011, 01:29 PM
Welcome back and congrats on the moving in :) Updates please on progress of your home improvements!!Yes, probably a politically motivated announcement! So hopefully it's just that.......On a different note, "Teacher in the House...... mind the spellings..... :)"

cheers. updates? sure! for starters have been looking high and low for furniture. the designs in JB are generally very bland and very little in the way of modern contemporary although definitely cheaper as a whole vis a vis SG. I think the lighting shops fare better than furniture shops in JB. Its interesting to note that a good handful of contemporary designs actually are made in MY but has limited runs and are exported direct. I may be going to koda in SG and see if they'll send from their factory to me direct.

I have been hunting for months from vanhoden to rustica to gucca in molek to some shop in tebrau aeon to soonly ann in taman gaya to cellini in sutera mall to iBenz/ANZ/livorno just outside of nusa duta to livano/hup lee/nova further down the road.

Notables:
- I think iBenz has the most collection of contemporary pieces and the replicas seem to be closest to original. Will be getting that and replica barcelona chairs. I was looking for panton S chairs, and they told me they have a glossy finish similar to the original which not many replicas have.

- Vanhoden in molek is a black shop mentioned by a few @ renotalk and I wanted to get a nice bedframe but decided against it last minute.

- Cellini is contemporary but has some funk mixed in such as golden leather wrapped pieces or glossy piano black surfaces that I cannot really stomach although the forms of these furniture is not bad at all. Not cheap though (think they're in sg too).

- Gucca has very nice eames lounge replica, they've started bringing in fortuny lamp replicas not bad at all (go to proofliving in ion to compare the price difference and drop your jaws)

- Rustica has a good collection of leather wrapped side tables with contrast stitching very g.o.d (HKG) lovely!

- I passed by Hong Lee opposite Nova (Jln bestari area near bestmart) they have very slick interesting aluminum installations for wardrobe to kitchen to glass shower to shoe cabinets, faucet fittings etc. I will definitely go to them for carpentry works in the future though they do charge a fair bit for it. Interestingly i found this dining place, if you walk from Hong lee to junction of malay village restaurant look 'inwards', you'll see some low cost flats and a 'hidden' row of shophouses one of them called 林明. Very nicely done dishes, 2 thumbs up from me. Tried their homemade noodles hokkien mee, marmite chicken rice and in house fried tofu. Not very well known because its hidden in the inner lane. Was asking the shops around for good food and this was the recommendation.

- There is this simple shop between hup lee and nova (very big but nondescript facade). went in not expecting much and i chanced upon a minimalist wood bedframe i really liked. subtly pushed it from different sides and it seems sturdy and not shaky at all without creaking sounds. If I do not find any other bed frames I like more they will be getting their hard-earned business from me soon.

- For those who are seeking design inspirations especially modern contemporary try to get the scandinavian modern home by elizabeth wilhide for starters. Its colored glossy so not cheap better if you have a good library membership to design schools =D

euphony
21-09-2011, 01:40 PM
Hi Wuqi

Can you please clear your inbox ? I need your advice.

Thanks in advance.

Hi there, perhaps you should directly put it up in the forum for faster response from readers using this board. If everyone is knocking on Wuqi's e-door he'll be pretty drained and I think he's got finite resources. There is a few hundred pages here to pour through where the most pertinent questions are answered very aptly.

euphony
21-09-2011, 01:57 PM
Reading back i noticed a trend of folks talking about pros and cons of developments. we should since we're vested and very eager to shift in to build our new life! i guess it might be better if we refrain from a vs b type of statements since we'd always be biased towards our purchases and since that is the very basis to which we made our final decisions and will automatically become defensive. also we should also appreciate each development has its own theme and meets a targeted niche. Different developments meet different needs. Perhaps a better format is owners such as ourselves bring up the pros and cons rather than just the plus factors? Whatever the case, it is indeed informative reading about the information here. Helps me to ask better questions when i meet sales reps of these developments more than the rudimentary how much, how big, how many left and how long more...
:D

euphony
21-09-2011, 02:11 PM
been to mydin outside EL/LH. It is a welcomed addition (including a police outpost!) in terms of groceries though i am more interested in the ID/furniture shop there. Btw how do we get there? I took the illegal turn up the flyover slightly past mydin and 'u-turned' back. i hope legoland will materialize quick so that the lifestyle mall touted to be the largest will come to fruition making the area closer to more amenities. I hope meidi-ya will open an outlet there or jason's or NTUC finess or jones the grocer or culina just COME AND SET UP SHOP PLEASE!!! it'll be perfecto!

Investor
21-09-2011, 02:34 PM
been to mydin outside EL/LH. It is a welcomed addition (including a police outpost!) in terms of groceries though i am more interested in the ID/furniture shop there. Btw how do we get there? I took the illegal turn up the flyover slightly past mydin and 'u-turned' back. i hope legoland will materialize quick so that the lifestyle mall touted to be the largest will come to fruition making the area closer to more amenities. I hope meidi-ya will open an outlet there or jason's or NTUC finess or jones the grocer or culina just COME AND SET UP SHOP PLEASE!!! it'll be perfecto!

If we're talking about the same flyover, the spot where you made a right hand u-turn is actually a very big roundabout. So you should turn left, instead of right, and use the big roundabout to do your u-turn back towards Anjung's Mydin.

euphony
21-09-2011, 02:46 PM
If we're talking about the same flyover, the spot where you made a right hand u-turn is actually a very big roundabout. So you should turn left, instead of right, and use the big roundabout to do your u-turn back towards Anjung's Mydin.

oic! did not know it was a roundabout! =p thankfully it was pretty deserted when i was making the turn.

ginfreely
21-09-2011, 05:52 PM
Hey ginfreely, definitely better, had less allergic reaction after i installed it. Its a little flimsy though, one side of it where you screw in the filter, so have to be careful with the cap. $59 i believe.
The water definitely felt different. :)

Good that the Vivocity one is effective :) Just bought the Cosway one at RM79 as cheaper and there are so many shops everywhere in JB, more convenient as seldom go Vivocity. Hehe the water didn't feel different though for the Cosway one :D

Talking about water, understand there is a small water tank on top of roof for the houses in Malaysia. Do people clean these water tank on top of their houses? How they clean?

ginfreely
21-09-2011, 06:06 PM
Ok. we cool now.
Wanted to contribute to filter discussion before I got sidetracked.

Water Filter.
Saw some huge tanklike installations outside a few houses. But after thinking thru it,
I gather the best is a faucet filter.
1. Its installed right at the very end of the supply chain.
2. Bypass feature so you can choose to filter only for potable needs.

Quite a few selection of faucet filters here in Johore and Spore diy shops and big marts. I am not into those brands claiming dubious health benefits, zooming in only on reputable brands offering straight water filtering properties.

1. Panasonic PJ-225R. Price RM119. Made in Japan. Old model but cheapest so far. Filter canister lasts 700 litres. Replacement Filter price RM28 for 2pcs. Canister has little see thru window. New model Japanese made faucet filters cost about $300 and above.

2. Waterpik by instapure. Brand known for water implements. $79 and above. Available at best Denki. Most attractive design. For those those with stylo mylo kitchen don't want to spoil the sleek lines with white plastic blob hanging off the sink tap, the F8 is your answer. Nice chrome look to match your tap.

3. Gurgle by Hyflux. $100 in Sing and RM250 in My (no arbitrage opportunity). Replacement canister $46. Lasts 1200 litres. After all water filtration is Hyflux' raison d'etre, they don't do anything else. Proprietary membrane tech. Your best bet.

For best results run water thru the filters a few sec before filling your jug or kettle everytime. (Water collects at the canister). If going on holiday, unscrew canister, put in ziplock bag and keep in fridge (not freezer).

Another topic..
The top of the line Astro subscription.

If you are thinking of subscribing or upgrading to Astro Beyond PVR. You get HD and a recording settop box that allows you to record 2 channels or watch 1 channel while rec another channel at the same time.
BUT, the big but they don't tell you at signup is, they need to run 2 coax cables from dish to your settop. Most households have been wired with only a single coax run.

Just a heads up so you can factor this in your home reno wiring, else engage comms contractor to install diplexors and such if you have already moved in and don't want ugly wiring on your wall.

Went to Carrefour Sutera mall and saw quite a good selection of water filter, more selection than Jusco. Saw a Philips faucet filter at RM99, replacement filter at RM40 for 2500 litres. Made in Japan. Sounds cheap and good. Anyone use before?!

http://www.purewater.philips.com/global/purifiers/purifiers_product_wp3861.aspx

ginfreely
21-09-2011, 06:10 PM
cheers. updates? sure! for starters have been looking high and low for furniture. the designs in JB are generally very bland and very little in the way of modern contemporary although definitely cheaper as a whole vis a vis SG. I think the lighting shops fare better than furniture shops in JB. Its interesting to note that a good handful of contemporary designs actually are made in MY but has limited runs and are exported direct. I may be going to koda in SG and see if they'll send from their factory to me direct.

I have been hunting for months from vanhoden to rustica to gucca in molek to some shop in tebrau aeon to soonly ann in taman gaya to cellini in sutera mall to iBenz/ANZ/livorno just outside of nusa duta to livano/hup lee/nova further down the road.

Notables:
- I think iBenz has the most collection of contemporary pieces and the replicas seem to be closest to original. Will be getting that and replica barcelona chairs. I was looking for panton S chairs, and they told me they have a glossy finish similar to the original which not many replicas have.

- Vanhoden in molek is a black shop mentioned by a few @ renotalk and I wanted to get a nice bedframe but decided against it last minute.

- Cellini is contemporary but has some funk mixed in such as golden leather wrapped pieces or glossy piano black surfaces that I cannot really stomach although the forms of these furniture is not bad at all. Not cheap though (think they're in sg too).

- Gucca has very nice eames lounge replica, they've started bringing in fortuny lamp replicas not bad at all (go to proofliving in ion to compare the price difference and drop your jaws)

- Rustica has a good collection of leather wrapped side tables with contrast stitching very g.o.d (HKG) lovely!

- I passed by Hong Lee opposite Nova (Jln bestari area near bestmart) they have very slick interesting aluminum installations for wardrobe to kitchen to glass shower to shoe cabinets, faucet fittings etc. I will definitely go to them for carpentry works in the future though they do charge a fair bit for it. Interestingly i found this dining place, if you walk from Hong lee to junction of malay village restaurant look 'inwards', you'll see some low cost flats and a 'hidden' row of shophouses one of them called 林明. Very nicely done dishes, 2 thumbs up from me. Tried their homemade noodles hokkien mee, marmite chicken rice and in house fried tofu. Not very well known because its hidden in the inner lane. Was asking the shops around for good food and this was the recommendation.

- There is this simple shop between hup lee and nova (very big but nondescript facade). went in not expecting much and i chanced upon a minimalist wood bedframe i really liked. subtly pushed it from different sides and it seems sturdy and not shaky at all without creaking sounds. If I do not find any other bed frames I like more they will be getting their hard-earned business from me soon.

- For those who are seeking design inspirations especially modern contemporary try to get the scandinavian modern home by elizabeth wilhide for starters. Its colored glossy so not cheap better if you have a good library membership to design schools =D

What is the price range for the above mentioned furniture shops like for sofa, dining set, bed etc? Is it high end furniture?

crystal_tiong
22-09-2011, 12:55 AM
Hi there, perhaps you should directly put it up in the forum for faster response from readers using this board. If everyone is knocking on Wuqi's e-door he'll be pretty drained and I think he's got finite resources. There is a few hundred pages here to pour through where the most pertinent questions are answered very aptly.

Oh , I understand that but its a bit personal , so i thought if asking him direct.
Thanks

Grago
22-09-2011, 01:24 AM
cheers. updates? sure! for starters have been looking high and low for furniture. the designs in JB are generally very bland and very little in the way of modern contemporary although definitely cheaper as a whole vis a vis SG. I think the lighting shops fare better than furniture shops in JB. Its interesting to note that a good handful of contemporary designs actually are made in MY but has limited runs and are exported direct. I may be going to koda in SG and see if they'll send from their factory to me direct.I have been hunting for months from vanhoden to rustica to gucca in molek to some shop in tebrau aeon to soonly ann in taman gaya to cellini in sutera mall to iBenz/ANZ/livorno just outside of nusa duta to livano/hup lee/nova further down the road.Notables:- I think iBenz has the most collection of contemporary pieces and the replicas seem to be closest to original. Will be getting that and replica barcelona chairs. I was looking for panton S chairs, and they told me they have a glossy finish similar to the original which not many replicas have. - Vanhoden in molek is a black shop mentioned by a few @ renotalk and I wanted to get a nice bedframe but decided against it last minute.- Cellini is contemporary but has some funk mixed in such as golden leather wrapped pieces or glossy piano black surfaces that I cannot really stomach although the forms of these furniture is not bad at all. Not cheap though (think they're in sg too). - Gucca has very nice eames lounge replica, they've started bringing in fortuny lamp replicas not bad at all (go to proofliving in ion to compare the price difference and drop your jaws)- Rustica has a good collection of leather wrapped side tables with contrast stitching very g.o.d (HKG) lovely!- I passed by Hong Lee opposite Nova (Jln bestari area near bestmart) they have very slick interesting aluminum installations for wardrobe to kitchen to glass shower to shoe cabinets, faucet fittings etc. I will definitely go to them for carpentry works in the future though they do charge a fair bit for it. Interestingly i found this dining place, if you walk from Hong lee to junction of malay village restaurant look 'inwards', you'll see some low cost flats and a 'hidden' row of shophouses one of them called 林明. Very nicely done dishes, 2 thumbs up from me. Tried their homemade noodles hokkien mee, marmite chicken rice and in house fried tofu. Not very well known because its hidden in the inner lane. Was asking the shops around for good food and this was the recommendation. - There is this simple shop between hup lee and nova (very big but nondescript facade). went in not expecting much and i chanced upon a minimalist wood bedframe i really liked. subtly pushed it from different sides and it seems sturdy and not shaky at all without creaking sounds. If I do not find any other bed frames I like more they will be getting their hard-earned business from me soon.- For those who are seeking design inspirations especially modern contemporary try to get the scandinavian modern home by elizabeth wilhide for starters. Its colored glossy so not cheap better if you have a good library membership to design schools =DGood selection.

Thanks for sharing Infor. May not be as extensive or stylish as in Sing BUT alternative is to buy from here and ship to JB. I think it wld be a costly affair........! Might want to go to the Persada expo next month, 7-9 Oct at Convention Centre in JB that's beside the Puteri (Pan) Pacific. Lunch at the Chinese restaurant in the Puteri Pacific is not bad. There's an exhibition of Home furnishing everything from taps to bedroom stuff. That's what I 've been told.

euphony
22-09-2011, 02:06 AM
What is the price range for the above mentioned furniture shops like for sofa, dining set, bed etc? Is it high end furniture?

Can't exactly quantify because there're quite a fair bit of choices but generally I guess pricing is in the low thousands (apologies I can't be more specific!). I wouldn't say high end furniture. Perhaps could qualify it as mostly ok durable ok aesthetically (if you find what you like). I would define high end as in genuine designs with the best possible materials and craftsmanship. I have not seen it as yet in JB because the appetite for it I guess is not sufficient to become profitable as they are frequently quite costly? A lot of sales persons in the shops tell me KL's better perhaps on par with SG.

euphony
22-09-2011, 02:10 AM
Good selection.

Thanks for sharing Infor. May not be as extensive or stylish as in Sing BUT alternative is to buy from here and ship to JB. I think it wld be a costly affair........! Might want to go to the Persada expo next month, 7-9 Oct at Convention Centre in JB that's beside the Puteri (Pan) Pacific. Lunch at the Chinese restaurant in the Puteri Pacific is not bad. There's an exhibition of Home furnishing everything from taps to bedroom stuff. That's what I 've been told.

haha yah! Yes I've heard about the Chinese restaurant. It does very good dim sum right? I too will make the trip as well to see what else I missed out.

Serenity
22-09-2011, 09:37 AM
Very Poor service at COURTS Bestari

Staff totally NO responsibility, cannot be bother at all.

Promised delivery date and time, but never turn up

Item confirmed have stocks and after few days, I called to check, they say no more stock.

Just order only mattresses also can screwed up.

euphony
22-09-2011, 01:33 PM
I recently had detoured and travelled under the EDL. Seems like it is progressing pretty well too. The roads under the expressway is in much better condition now. And going towards the CIQ you can see much being dug out I guess as an entrance and exit from the CIQ. Definitely won't be ready by year's end I suspect but progress nonetheless. The permas bridge is taking a fair bit of time though and its still not fully connected. Did anyone here buy into Senibong? As I passed by, phase 1 is seems close to completion.

Narmi
22-09-2011, 01:35 PM
Very Poor service at COURTS Bestari

Staff totally NO responsibility, cannot be bother at all.

Promised delivery date and time, but never turn up

Item confirmed have stocks and after few days, I called to check, they say no more stock.

Just order only mattresses also can screwed up.

Oh dear

Time wasted! Any channel for redress at courts? Not sure if u can cancel order n get a refund back.

This happens to me also but in spore with Harvey Norman at Millennia walk. Ordered n fully paid for fridge and neva
turn up on appointed date n time. I gave a piece of my mind and cancel my order n got my money back. The silver
lining was for the same model at a sole proprietor i manage to get at $300 cheaper! And i got it delivered within a day! (called morning delivered at night) Shop name sweetson in bt batok but not sure this shop still around.

Whathefish
22-09-2011, 01:59 PM
http://www.iskandarmalaysia.com.sg/index.html

for real? so many sold???

yonglip
22-09-2011, 02:07 PM
Very Poor service at COURTS Bestari

Staff totally NO responsibility, cannot be bother at all.

Promised delivery date and time, but never turn up

Item confirmed have stocks and after few days, I called to check, they say no more stock.

Just order only mattresses also can screwed up.

That place reminds me of Ang Mo Kio Courts...ha ha..v similar layout. That said....if you look at their furniture catalogue, some of the items are very similar to Sing's Courts but the price is a whole lot cheaper!...not surprising, most of our furnitures in Sing comes from you know where la. Its just packaged under a different name. As long as it is "Buatan Malaysia"..u can be 100% sure its cheaper than similar items in Sing.

So bad service or not, i think M'sia Courts is still worth a look..

TinkerMan
22-09-2011, 02:38 PM
Do you consider this Positive?


NEWS: Unlikely for S'pore, Malaysia to merge: LKY
Unlikely for S'pore, Malaysia to merge: Lee Kuan Yew

By Hoe Yeen Nie | Posted: 22 September 2011 2207 hrs

SINGAPORE: Singapore's former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said it is unlikely that Singapore and Malaysia will merge in the future.

At the Sentosa Roundtable (held at the Shangri-La Hotel) dialogue earlier Thursday evening, he was asked by a Malaysian citizen if he foresees both countries coming to a political or economic union in the future, given the growing strength of Indonesia.

Mr Lee said having gone through a failed merger in the 1960s, such a move is not likely.

But he also gave a positive outlook of bilateral relations, noting the efforts of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

This includes developing the Iskandar region in southern Johor, which will complement Singapore's own economic growth.

"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 led loose, which will make it unprofitable for either side to be unfriendly," said Mr Lee.

He added, "You want our investments, we want to invest. Having invested, we don't want problems with Malaysia, and Malaysia which wants more investments will not give us problems. So that's a positive development."

ginfreely
22-09-2011, 04:22 PM
Oh dear
The silver
lining was for the same model at a sole proprietor i manage to get at $300 cheaper! And i got it delivered within a day! (called morning delivered at night) Shop name sweetson in bt batok but not sure this shop still around.

Still around, my washing machine broke down two months ago and i ordered the replacement from them, the shop now call Euromark. Very convenient, just call them and they'll deliver, no need to go to shop. Price may not be the cheapest though, becos few days after that, i saw the same washing machine on promotion and cheaper at Audio house Rivervalley.

ginfreely
22-09-2011, 04:31 PM
Can't exactly quantify because there're quite a fair bit of choices but generally I guess pricing is in the low thousands (apologies I can't be more specific!). I wouldn't say high end furniture. Perhaps could qualify it as mostly ok durable ok aesthetically (if you find what you like). I would define high end as in genuine designs with the best possible materials and craftsmanship. I have not seen it as yet in JB because the appetite for it I guess is not sufficient to become profitable as they are frequently quite costly? A lot of sales persons in the shops tell me KL's better perhaps on par with SG.

Oic becos the way you described sound quite high end furniture :) I'm not much into designer furniture but i heard even replicas are not cheap, genuine design will be really expensive i guess. Pricing in low thousands Ringgit are reasonable, so far i only stepped into one furniture shop in JB, can't remember exactly where but i think it is at Jusco Tebrau city, the sofa sets there are all pretty expensive...high single digit thousands or higher and the design is just so so to me.

euphony
22-09-2011, 04:50 PM
Oic becos the way you described sound quite high end furniture :) I'm not much into designer furniture but i heard even replicas are not cheap, genuine design will be really expensive i guess. Pricing in low thousands Ringgit are reasonable, so far i only stepped into one furniture shop in JB, can't remember exactly where but i think it is at Jusco Tebrau city, the sofa sets there are all pretty expensive...high single digit thousands or higher and the design is just so so to me.

yah! i've been to that one you mentioned in jusco tc. Agree it's expensive. they say they only use genuine leather. I was a bit dubious on the claim. and they charge transport as well within Jb and is quite hefty. wasn't really taken by their designs either 'cept for 1 or 2 pieces.

mathstub
22-09-2011, 04:51 PM
Dear all,

I am a newly registered member in this forum. I would like ask some questions regarding buying a landed property in JB.

I talked to someone in Leisure Farm today. She said the terrace house in Pinggiran Bayou precinct sold there was freehold with strata titles. I am not so familiar with this. The lady told me if I bought the house I could not renovate and changed the outlook of the house even when it became old. Of course, I was not allowed to tear down the house or rebuild a new one in the future if I wanted to. So if I buy the house, do I own the land underneath the house and some area sounding the house because I am not provided any information about the lot size but only built-up area?

Is this type of terrace house with strata titles risky to buy?

I also look at the terrace house in Horizon Hills. Both the information about the built-up and lot size are given. Does this imply the house is the freehold landed property with landed title meaning I have the freedom to do whatever I like with the land including the house and its outlook sitting on top of the land if I want to in the future?

Which one would you prefer or think worth buying if you were the buyer, Horizon Hills or Leisure Farm? It will be greatly appreciated if I can provide the reasons to your answer to this question as well (for example, safety and house quality etc.).

Hope someone here can help answer my above questions.

Thanks a lot for your help and advance in advance.

mathstub
22-09-2011, 05:01 PM
Dear all,

I am a newly registered member in this forum. I would like ask some questions regarding buying a landed property in JB.

I talked to someone in Leisure Farm today. She said the terrace house in Pinggiran Bayou precinct sold there was freehold with strata titles. I am not so familiar with this. The lady told me if I bought the house I could not renovate and changed the outlook of the house even when it became old. Of course, I was not allowed to tear down the house or rebuild a new one in the future if I wanted to. So if I buy the house, do I own the land underneath the house and some area sounding the house because I am not provided any information about the lot size but only built-up area?

Is this type of terrace house with strata titles risky to buy?

I also look at the terrace house in Horizon Hills. Both the information about the built-up and lot size are given. Does this imply the house is the freehold landed property with landed title meaning I have the freedom to do whatever I like with the land including the house and its outlook sitting on top of the land if I want to in the future?

Which one would you prefer or think worth buying if you were the buyer, Horizon Hills or Leisure Farm? It will be greatly appreciated if I can provide the reasons to your answer to this question as well (for example, safety and house quality etc.).

Hope someone here can help answer my above questions.

Thanks a lot for your help and advance in advance.

HedgeTrader
22-09-2011, 10:35 PM
Do you consider this Positive?


NEWS: Unlikely for S'pore, Malaysia to merge: LKY
Unlikely for S'pore, Malaysia to merge: Lee Kuan Yew

By Hoe Yeen Nie | Posted: 22 September 2011 2207 hrs

SINGAPORE: Singapore's former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said it is unlikely that Singapore and Malaysia will merge in the future.

At the Sentosa Roundtable (held at the Shangri-La Hotel) dialogue earlier Thursday evening, he was asked by a Malaysian citizen if he foresees both countries coming to a political or economic union in the future, given the growing strength of Indonesia.

Mr Lee said having gone through a failed merger in the 1960s, such a move is not likely.

But he also gave a positive outlook of bilateral relations, noting the efforts of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

This includes developing the Iskandar region in southern Johor, which will complement Singapore's own economic growth.

"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 led loose, which will make it unprofitable for either side to be unfriendly," said Mr Lee.

He added, "You want our investments, we want to invest. Having invested, we don't want problems with Malaysia, and Malaysia which wants more investments will not give us problems. So that's a positive development."

No way man. The difference in the merger equation is clear. The racial and religious balance equation. You want a Malay Muslim government and country? I think even many Singaporean Malay Muslims don't want that.

euphony
23-09-2011, 12:34 AM
neutral. neither parties will consider merger in anycase.


Do you consider this Positive?


NEWS: Unlikely for S'pore, Malaysia to merge: LKY
Unlikely for S'pore, Malaysia to merge: Lee Kuan Yew

By Hoe Yeen Nie | Posted: 22 September 2011 2207 hrs

Skippy
23-09-2011, 12:45 AM
Oic becos the way you described sound quite high end furniture :) I'm not much into designer furniture but i heard even replicas are not cheap, genuine design will be really expensive i guess. Pricing in low thousands Ringgit are reasonable, so far i only stepped into one furniture shop in JB, can't remember exactly where but i think it is at Jusco Tebrau city, the sofa sets there are all pretty expensive...high single digit thousands or higher and the design is just so so to me.

HI Folks,

Sorry been away and was unwell... anyhow i also came into issue with the home loan recently.... Bro Wuqi pls help... can give me some advice as i've pm you earlier... thanks...

Oh yes abt the furnitures... i've also been shopping ard... there was a fair in KSL sometime back... recommended to visit one of the shop in molek too...Rossini is i recall correctly.. they have qutie large selection... but if u looking for designer pieces... this place not so many but i find many pple visit them as they are quite experience... We fins their sofa not too bad and bed set too... Not sure folks here like but can give a try...

About the kopi session... i have to apologies to all.. i would need to postpoine to a time to Nov-Dec... updates coming up soon ... but if meanwhile folks like to meet up and instead of kopi... the new sentosa plaza have quite a few newly done up bistro and pubs.. like over time and showhouse. I heard over time is a nice drinking place... Bro Prof may like to try out...

Last but not least.... CW6 a new bus route from 2nd link to Jurong Point ... Yuppie.... a new bus route for folks who may consider to try from causeway link. Though it does not stop in the interchange but along the main road beside the Boon Lay station. It sure boost the folks in jurong and now boon lay to have another option instead from Jurong east.

TGIF... ve a pleasant weekend!
Cheers

euphony
23-09-2011, 01:21 AM
Dear all,

I am a newly registered member in this forum. I would like ask some questions regarding buying a landed property in JB.

I talked to someone in Leisure Farm today. She said the terrace house in Pinggiran Bayou precinct sold there was freehold with strata titles. I am not so familiar with this. The lady told me if I bought the house I could not renovate and changed the outlook of the house even when it became old. Of course, I was not allowed to tear down the house or rebuild a new one in the future if I wanted to. So if I buy the house, do I own the land underneath the house and some area sounding the house because I am not provided any information about the lot size but only built-up area?

Is this type of terrace house with strata titles risky to buy?

I also look at the terrace house in Horizon Hills. Both the information about the built-up and lot size are given. Does this imply the house is the freehold landed property with landed title meaning I have the freedom to do whatever I like with the land including the house and its outlook sitting on top of the land if I want to in the future?

Which one would you prefer or think worth buying if you were the buyer, Horizon Hills or Leisure Farm? It will be greatly appreciated if I can provide the reasons to your answer to this question as well (for example, safety and house quality etc.).

Hope someone here can help answer my above questions.

Thanks a lot for your help and advance in advance.

Hi there! saw your PM, I'll answer you here so that others can build on it or give you their point of view and benefit readers as well. my answer is biased towards LF because that's where I bought, there's a big camp here who will tell you about horizon hills pluses too. the key is really what suits you best because they've got different characteristics on offer. see which do you identify with and then make your decision.

As to Strata title, basically this one works like a condominium. Exterior changes not allowed interiorly do what you want, how you want, when you want otherwise it is no different from a freehold title. The bad point is that you don't have freedom in controlling your house in totality, and you feel as if you're in a 'stepford wives' community. For me I like it strata this way the whole precinct maintains a unified look and is very neat. There are some people who either have lousy color pallets or IDs and can make the exteriors butt ugly and that may devalue house prices in the neighborhood in the long run.

I think if you're asking for lot size its 27' X49' in the brochure. Because it is relatively small its marketing trick to give built up rather than lot size. You own the land but exteriors will be managed (the additional parcels e.g. car porch, garden, small side garden are in the S&P that you sign). Well in terms of risk I don't see any difference. Except that the developer has to handover from the master title to strata just like condominiums. A delay here can be problematic for the flippers.

As a LF resident, I like this place for its serenity. Its dead quiet and peaceful. As a terrace house precinct, the density is fairly low. Even if you put the whole LF together it is still very low. Which I feel gives it a certain air of exclusivity. More people means more problems. haha (again my biased view). Also, the developer is not going to build high rise condos current or the future, so it strengthens my point. I like the double security giving me better peace of mind i.e. you have to go through 2 guarded gates first to LF and 2nd to your precinct this reduces public access into the development especially in situations where the road can be used as a shortcut through to another area e.g. resulting in heavy traffic buildup yielding noise and security issues. As for the terrace its perfectly sized for singletons or small families. I hate to clean up acres of space and like things minimal and simple would not break my back when I do it myself. Because the place comes partially furnished, I forgo the headache of renovations. I like the built in kitchen a lot and would forsee myself spending much time there. All the lights/fans/air-con are fitted even wardrobes. If you're intending to buy, then your unit might be fully furnished can literally walk in with a bag. I have not seen another development till date offering this package this place just spoke to me when I viewed it. Also because its strata the exterior is maintained by the developer overseen by the resident committee. Which is good with concrete plans to freshen the facade every few years with new paint for every house, garden, maintenance repairs etc. Again individual houses on fully freehold titles in comparison may choose not to do that and may end up again pulling down the house value in the neighborhood.


As for quality, the finishing imho is of high standard and rectification works for me are very minor. I am quite happy with the built in kitchen really! and the materials used all round is not bad at all, though I would suggest doing something about those 'incomplete concrete' looking steps, avantgarde yes but a tad too 'underwhelming'.


As for the cons, its far from amenities vs. HH. You MUST have your own car because its not very accessible by public transport (unless cabs). There are people who feel insecure about the road leading towards LF.This is the current situation you must be ok with now (of cos there are talks about future plans which I think we all ignore. if it becomes a reality, 2 thumbs up). In terms of amenities HH will be a better bet. Personally, I do not see it as a biggie as I do my grocery shopping once a week also forces me to plan properly. Also, somethings I can't get in JB anyway (like fresh prosciutto, boutique wines, cheese [buffalo mozzarella, single/double cream...] etc) and will do it in SG and then come back in so it makes no difference. Truthfully, the road in could be a problem so I stay cautious. Thankfully the road is a busy/semi-busy one because the PTP port is further in. Hope this gives you an idea of LF. Like I say definitely biased so make your decisions wisely! This is the hard part.

Grago
23-09-2011, 02:34 AM
Hi there! saw your PM, I'll answer you here so that others can build on it or give you their point of view and benefit readers as well. my answer is biased towards LF because that's where I bought, there's a big camp here who will tell you about horizon hills pluses too. the key is really what suits you best because they've got different characteristics on offer. see which do you identify with and then make your decision. As to Strata title, basically this one works like a condominium. Exterior changes not allowed interiorly do what you want, how you want, when you want otherwise it is no different from a freehold title. The bad point is that you don't have freedom in controlling your house in totality, and you feel as if you're in a 'stepford wives' community. For me I like it strata this way the whole precinct maintains a unified look and is very neat. There are some people who either have lousy color pallets or IDs and can make the exteriors butt ugly and that may devalue house prices in the neighborhood in the long run. I think if you're asking for lot size its 27' X49' in the brochure. Because it is relatively small its marketing trick to give built up rather than lot size. You own the land but exteriors will be managed (the additional parcels e.g. car porch, garden, small side garden are in the S&P that you sign). Well in terms of risk I don't see any difference. Except that the developer has to handover from the master title to strata just like condominiums. A delay here can be problematic for the flippers. As a LF resident, I like this place for its serenity. Its dead quiet and peaceful. As a terrace house precinct, the density is fairly low. Even if you put the whole LF together it is still very low. Which I feel gives it a certain air of exclusivity. More people means more problems. haha (again my biased view) for example nobody from the johor sultanate owns a place in LF, I hear his quite the bully. Also, the developer is not going to build high rise condos current or the future, so it strengthens my point. I like the double security giving me better peace of mind i.e. you have to go through 2 guarded gates first to LF and 2nd to your precinct this reduces public access into the development especially in situations where the road can be used as a shortcut through to another area e.g. resulting in heavy traffic buildup yielding noise and security issues. As for the terrace its perfectly sized for singletons or small families. I hate to clean up acres of space and like things minimal and simple would not break my back when I do it myself. Because the place comes partially furnished, I forgo the headache of renovations. I like the built in kitchen a lot and would forsee myself spending much time there. All the lights/fans/air-con are fitted even wardrobes. If you're intending to buy, then your unit might be fully furnished can literally walk in with a bag. I have not seen another development till date offering this package this place just spoke to me when I viewed it. Also because its strata the exterior is maintained by the developer overseen by the resident committee. Which is good with concrete plans to freshen the facade every few years with new paint for every house, garden, maintenance repairs etc. Again individual houses on fully freehold titles in comparison may choose not to do that and may end up again pulling down the house value in the neighborhood. As for quality, the finishing imho is of high standard and rectification works for me are very minor. I am quite happy with the built in kitchen really! and the materials used all round is not bad at all, though I would suggest doing something about those 'incomplete concrete' looking steps, avantgarde yes but a tad too 'underwhelming'.As for the cons, its far from amenities vs. HH. You MUST have your own car because its not very accessible by public transport (unless cabs). There are people who feel insecure about the road leading towards LF.This is the current situation you must be ok with now (of cos there are talks about future plans which I think we all ignore. if it becomes a reality, 2 thumbs up). In terms of amenities HH will be a better bet. Personally, I do not see it as a biggie as I do my grocery shopping once a week also forces me to plan properly. Also, somethings I can't get in JB anyway (like fresh prosciutto, boutique wines, cheese [buffalo mozzarella, single/double cream...] etc) and will do it in SG and then come back in so it makes no difference. Truthfully, the road in could be a problem so I stay cautious. Thankfully the road is a busy/semi-busy one because the PTP port is further in. Hope this gives you an idea of LF. Like I say definitely biased so make your decisions wisely! This is the hard part.Where were you when I was looking to buy......:) Nice write-up and very informative. As U pointed out the great things abt. LF. but the Strata title deal and the access to LF were the deciding factors for my decision to get HH instead and the fact that HH had a NICE Golf Course....... :)

Narmi
23-09-2011, 02:40 AM
Still around, my washing machine broke down two months ago and i ordered the replacement from them, the shop now call Euromark. Very convenient, just call them and they'll deliver, no need to go to shop. Price may not be the cheapest though, becos few days after that, i saw the same washing machine on promotion and cheaper at Audio house Rivervalley.

Oh yes i agree with u Gin.
But if there is no promotion and u want no extras (wic is actually factored in the selling price) and swift delivery without een stepping into the shop n u know the model. Then this is a good chox. Of course with any electrical/electronic items the prices will fall quickly due to stock clearance and new model or series. Cheers. Btw u got their number?

arsenal
23-09-2011, 02:54 AM
Hi Euphony,
I think LF is very nice.. Just wonder how much is the maintenance fee? I bought HH before looking into LF or EL.. I could buy one in LF in future for retirement...
Rgds



Hi there! saw your PM, I'll answer you here so that others can build on it or give you their point of view and benefit readers as well. my answer is biased towards LF because that's where I bought, there's a big camp here who will tell you about horizon hills pluses too. the key is really what suits you best because they've got different characteristics on offer. see which do you identify with and then make your decision.

As to Strata title, basically this one works like a condominium. Exterior changes not allowed interiorly do what you want, how you want, when you want otherwise it is no different from a freehold title. The bad point is that you don't have freedom in controlling your house in totality, and you feel as if you're in a 'stepford wives' community. For me I like it strata this way the whole precinct maintains a unified look and is very neat. There are some people who either have lousy color pallets or IDs and can make the exteriors butt ugly and that may devalue house prices in the neighborhood in the long run.

I think if you're asking for lot size its 27' X49' in the brochure. Because it is relatively small its marketing trick to give built up rather than lot size. You own the land but exteriors will be managed (the additional parcels e.g. car porch, garden, small side garden are in the S&P that you sign). Well in terms of risk I don't see any difference. Except that the developer has to handover from the master title to strata just like condominiums. A delay here can be problematic for the flippers.

As a LF resident, I like this place for its serenity. Its dead quiet and peaceful. As a terrace house precinct, the density is fairly low. Even if you put the whole LF together it is still very low. Which I feel gives it a certain air of exclusivity. More people means more problems. haha (again my biased view). Also, the developer is not going to build high rise condos current or the future, so it strengthens my point. I like the double security giving me better peace of mind i.e. you have to go through 2 guarded gates first to LF and 2nd to your precinct this reduces public access into the development especially in situations where the road can be used as a shortcut through to another area e.g. resulting in heavy traffic buildup yielding noise and security issues. As for the terrace its perfectly sized for singletons or small families. I hate to clean up acres of space and like things minimal and simple would not break my back when I do it myself. Because the place comes partially furnished, I forgo the headache of renovations. I like the built in kitchen a lot and would forsee myself spending much time there. All the lights/fans/air-con are fitted even wardrobes. If you're intending to buy, then your unit might be fully furnished can literally walk in with a bag. I have not seen another development till date offering this package this place just spoke to me when I viewed it. Also because its strata the exterior is maintained by the developer overseen by the resident committee. Which is good with concrete plans to freshen the facade every few years with new paint for every house, garden, maintenance repairs etc. Again individual houses on fully freehold titles in comparison may choose not to do that and may end up again pulling down the house value in the neighborhood.


As for quality, the finishing imho is of high standard and rectification works for me are very minor. I am quite happy with the built in kitchen really! and the materials used all round is not bad at all, though I would suggest doing something about those 'incomplete concrete' looking steps, avantgarde yes but a tad too 'underwhelming'.


As for the cons, its far from amenities vs. HH. You MUST have your own car because its not very accessible by public transport (unless cabs). There are people who feel insecure about the road leading towards LF.This is the current situation you must be ok with now (of cos there are talks about future plans which I think we all ignore. if it becomes a reality, 2 thumbs up). In terms of amenities HH will be a better bet. Personally, I do not see it as a biggie as I do my grocery shopping once a week also forces me to plan properly. Also, somethings I can't get in JB anyway (like fresh prosciutto, boutique wines, cheese [buffalo mozzarella, single/double cream...] etc) and will do it in SG and then come back in so it makes no difference. Truthfully, the road in could be a problem so I stay cautious. Thankfully the road is a busy/semi-busy one because the PTP port is further in. Hope this gives you an idea of LF. Like I say definitely biased so make your decisions wisely! This is the hard part.

euphony
23-09-2011, 03:16 AM
Where were you when I was looking to buy......:) Nice write-up and very informative. As U pointed out the great things abt. LF. but the Strata title deal and the access to LF were the deciding factors for my decision to get HH instead and the fact that HH had a NICE Golf Course....... :)

:D I was still deciding too at that stage I guess. HH's selling point is the golf course! i also liked it for it continuous lanscape blend into the precincts. I hear there is a package where you get golf privileges as a buyer? Not a golfer though, i think i'll be one of those swinging like a monkey and unearthing soil rather than hit the damn ball. hurhur.

euphony
23-09-2011, 03:33 AM
Hi Euphony,
I think LF is very nice.. Just wonder how much is the maintenance fee? I bought HH before looking into LF or EL.. I could buy one in LF in future for retirement...
Rgds

Arsenal bro, I think at this stage BWV in LF is almost sold out last I hear left 2 terraces and are fully furnished (lest u considering resale). This is the last strata titled precinct for now. I think they are now selling Bayou creek which is normal freehold. There would certainly be a difference in maintenance fee between the 2. Can't remember the proposed bayou creek's although I think it should be lesser? And LF i think is still selling lands (by the acre) or lands + BTS. Each of these precincts have different maintenance fees (different features, different lot size) so its very hard to give you an estimate as the margin can be very wide.

EL's more homogenous I guess in terms of maintenance fee and I really liked it too before deciding on LF.

mathstub
23-09-2011, 05:42 AM
Hi Euphony,

Thank you very much for your very detailed information and this is extremely useful for me!!!

I saw it said on some website, the title is strata but a freehold. So for any properties sold, you can have individual title+freehold or strata+freehold or strata+leasehold, right?

I have a baby son who is about 1.5 years old and I am going to have another child in a year or two. So safety is certainly one big concern for my whole family. I have heard the monthly maintenance fee for the precinct that I am looking at is charged at a rate of 20cents/sq.feet. So do you think this is expensive?

You mentioned the maintenance/developer at LF will freshen the facade every few years with new paint for every house, garden, maintenance repairs. So do people need to pay extra for these besides the usual monthly maintenance fee they pay?

Thanks a lot again!


Hi there! saw your PM, I'll answer you here so that others can build on it or give you their point of view and benefit readers as well. my answer is biased towards LF because that's where I bought, there's a big camp here who will tell you about horizon hills pluses too. the key is really what suits you best because they've got different characteristics on offer. see which do you identify with and then make your decision.

As to Strata title, basically this one works like a condominium. Exterior changes not allowed interiorly do what you want, how you want, when you want otherwise it is no different from a freehold title. The bad point is that you don't have freedom in controlling your house in totality, and you feel as if you're in a 'stepford wives' community. For me I like it strata this way the whole precinct maintains a unified look and is very neat. There are some people who either have lousy color pallets or IDs and can make the exteriors butt ugly and that may devalue house prices in the neighborhood in the long run.

I think if you're asking for lot size its 27' X49' in the brochure. Because it is relatively small its marketing trick to give built up rather than lot size. You own the land but exteriors will be managed (the additional parcels e.g. car porch, garden, small side garden are in the S&P that you sign). Well in terms of risk I don't see any difference. Except that the developer has to handover from the master title to strata just like condominiums. A delay here can be problematic for the flippers.

As a LF resident, I like this place for its serenity. Its dead quiet and peaceful. As a terrace house precinct, the density is fairly low. Even if you put the whole LF together it is still very low. Which I feel gives it a certain air of exclusivity. More people means more problems. haha (again my biased view). Also, the developer is not going to build high rise condos current or the future, so it strengthens my point. I like the double security giving me better peace of mind i.e. you have to go through 2 guarded gates first to LF and 2nd to your precinct this reduces public access into the development especially in situations where the road can be used as a shortcut through to another area e.g. resulting in heavy traffic buildup yielding noise and security issues. As for the terrace its perfectly sized for singletons or small families. I hate to clean up acres of space and like things minimal and simple would not break my back when I do it myself. Because the place comes partially furnished, I forgo the headache of renovations. I like the built in kitchen a lot and would forsee myself spending much time there. All the lights/fans/air-con are fitted even wardrobes. If you're intending to buy, then your unit might be fully furnished can literally walk in with a bag. I have not seen another development till date offering this package this place just spoke to me when I viewed it. Also because its strata the exterior is maintained by the developer overseen by the resident committee. Which is good with concrete plans to freshen the facade every few years with new paint for every house, garden, maintenance repairs etc. Again individual houses on fully freehold titles in comparison may choose not to do that and may end up again pulling down the house value in the neighborhood.


As for quality, the finishing imho is of high standard and rectification works for me are very minor. I am quite happy with the built in kitchen really! and the materials used all round is not bad at all, though I would suggest doing something about those 'incomplete concrete' looking steps, avantgarde yes but a tad too 'underwhelming'.


As for the cons, its far from amenities vs. HH. You MUST have your own car because its not very accessible by public transport (unless cabs). There are people who feel insecure about the road leading towards LF.This is the current situation you must be ok with now (of cos there are talks about future plans which I think we all ignore. if it becomes a reality, 2 thumbs up). In terms of amenities HH will be a better bet. Personally, I do not see it as a biggie as I do my grocery shopping once a week also forces me to plan properly. Also, somethings I can't get in JB anyway (like fresh prosciutto, boutique wines, cheese [buffalo mozzarella, single/double cream...] etc) and will do it in SG and then come back in so it makes no difference. Truthfully, the road in could be a problem so I stay cautious. Thankfully the road is a busy/semi-busy one because the PTP port is further in. Hope this gives you an idea of LF. Like I say definitely biased so make your decisions wisely! This is the hard part.

mathstub
23-09-2011, 06:02 AM
LF also has golf courses from what I saw from their website although I guess they are not as well-designed and blended into the precincts as HH, right?

I have been to HH and I also like what I have seen so far there though I have just been to the clubhouse and have not been to the inside of any precincts.

Do you think HH's price is reasonable? The new Terrace/linked house costs about RM800K+ although the built-up is bigger than the previous ones.


:D I was still deciding too at that stage I guess. HH's selling point is the golf course! i also liked it for it continuous lanscape blend into the precincts. I hear there is a package where you get golf privileges as a buyer? Not a golfer though, i think i'll be one of those swinging like a monkey and unearthing soil rather than hit the damn ball. hurhur.

yonglip
23-09-2011, 08:53 AM
din know Horizon Hills maintenace at RM0.2 psf...that means an average unit at 2000 sqft will have to pay RM400 a month in maintenance?..I understand this is over and above the amount charge for using the clubhouse facilities. Last time i was told entry into the swimming pool is RM10 per entry.

aangsc
23-09-2011, 09:04 AM
din know Horizon Hills maintenace at RM0.2 psf...that means an average unit at 2000 sqft will have to pay RM400 a month in maintenance?..I understand this is over and above the amount charge for using the clubhouse facilities. Last time i was told entry into the swimming pool is RM10 per entry.

That's not true. I check maint office and was told about RM90 for 3000 sqft terrace .

mathstub
23-09-2011, 09:12 AM
Hi Yonglip,

The monthly maintenance rate 0.2 cents/month is for one of the precincts in Leisure Farm, not Horizon Hills.
I am so sorry if this was not clear in my original post.



din know Horizon Hills maintenace at RM0.2 psf...that means an average unit at 2000 sqft will have to pay RM400 a month in maintenance?..I understand this is over and above the amount charge for using the clubhouse facilities. Last time i was told entry into the swimming pool is RM10 per entry.

arsenal
23-09-2011, 09:16 AM
That's not true. I check maint office and was told about RM90 for 3000 sqft terrace .

I understand gateway and golf prestinct maintenace cost are $150rm and $200rm for the hills..

However for the condo, it should be around 0.25-0.3rm per sqtf..

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 09:24 AM
My terraces, i normally pay $90, my clusters at $110 and the most expensive that i paid is only $130-150 i think. My wife handles it these days coz i over paid once (of course they told me in error) so i paid all the way till mid of next year.

mathstub
23-09-2011, 09:27 AM
Hi Arsenal and Aangsc,

The rate I was talking about in my post was for one of the precincts in Leisure Farm
Thanks!


I understand gateway and golf prestinct maintenace cost are $150rm and $200rm for the hills..

However for the condo, it should be around 0.25-0.3rm per sqtf..

aangsc
23-09-2011, 09:37 AM
My terraces, i normally pay $90, my clusters at $110 and the most expensive that i paid is only $130-150 i think. My wife handles it these days coz i over paid once (of course they told me in error) so i paid all the way till mid of next year.

bro, look like soon you need a property management team to help you handle your vast investment portfolio. :-)

mathstub
23-09-2011, 09:46 AM
Hi Wuqi, thank you very much for starting this wonderful thread. Thank you all for the maintenance fee information at HH, something I am interested in knowing also besides LF.

cathylmg
23-09-2011, 09:56 AM
Do you consider this Positive?


Thanks for the read thinker. :)


NEWS: Unlikely for S'pore, Malaysia to merge: LKY
Unlikely for S'pore, Malaysia to merge: Lee Kuan Yew

By Hoe Yeen Nie | Posted: 22 September 2011 2207 hrs

SINGAPORE: Singapore's former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said it is unlikely that Singapore and Malaysia will merge in the future.

At the Sentosa Roundtable (held at the Shangri-La Hotel) dialogue earlier Thursday evening, he was asked by a Malaysian citizen if he foresees both countries coming to a political or economic union in the future, given the growing strength of Indonesia.

Mr Lee said having gone through a failed merger in the 1960s, such a move is not likely.

I'll take it as not in the near future. Since such a move would definately plummet the whole Singapore property market. Don't want to see my rental flat in Singapore to devalue too.


But he also gave a positive outlook of bilateral relations, noting the efforts of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Got to give the credit to Najib. I totally agree with him. Looks like a man who get things done to me.


This includes developing the Iskandar region in southern Johor, which will complement Singapore's own economic growth.

"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 led loose, which will make it unprofitable for either side to be unfriendly," said Mr Lee.

He added, "You want our investments, we want to invest. Having invested, we don't want problems with Malaysia, and Malaysia which wants more investments will not give us problems. So that's a positive development."

Thats what all of us who are vested here in Iskandar region wants right?

The Hongkong-Shenzhen model. The one we have been discussing about here in this forum since sometime ago. Looks like we stand to gain from this. Do everyone here agree? :)

Absolut
23-09-2011, 10:22 AM
Dear all, been follow this thread for some time. Thumbs up to all brother who help to answer all the newbie question.

I'm stuck in owning property in JB, My deal at Setia tropika just call off by the owner where we both party have agree to buy and sale to each other, while all my loan is approved. Alittle dissapointed and upset to me and my family members.
Now got to start to search a new place again. I'm quite keen to Leisure Farm. Just wonder is any brother here who own the property there know any one is letting go thier unit which i can go for viewing.... Appreciate if u able to help to link up with the owner.

Appreciate for kind help and all input is appreciated. Thanks.

Investor
23-09-2011, 10:36 AM
http://www.iskandarmalaysia.com.sg/index.html

for real? so many sold???

Can't see any update on UEM's condo(beside East Ledang) from the link.

Investor
23-09-2011, 10:40 AM
My terraces, i normally pay $90, my clusters at $110 and the most expensive that i paid is only $130-150 i think. My wife handles it these days coz i over paid once (of course they told me in error) so i paid all the way till mid of next year.


bro, look like soon you need a property management team to help you handle your vast investment portfolio. :-)

Wuqi is a future Multi-Millionaire in the making :) I'm happy for you ;)

TinkerMan
23-09-2011, 12:35 PM
Hi

Need some advice.

Do you think I should go ahead and sighn the loan agreement before getting the Johor State Consent?

Developer and bank keep pestering me to sign the loan agreement but I am just worried about the worst case senario on not getting the State Consent.
What would be my liabilities Tne?

Please help.

Thank you.

euphony
23-09-2011, 12:43 PM
My pleasure! Yea thereabouts, you're right.

Safety should not be a problem within the precinct. There are a few of us here too. Just be a bit more careful outside when you go about your groceries etc. Less bling more bland you and your family will be plenty fine. As for BWV monthly maintenance it is on the high side compared with the rest of JB projects. But if it assures me a certain level of 'returns' I'm all good for it. That's where strata titled properties are good in that there's legal recourse for neighbors who don't pay up though I don't forsee that problem arising here. Nope no extra. Maintenance and repairs are constant, additional works subject to endorsement by RC.



Hi Euphony,

Thank you very much for your very detailed information and this is extremely useful for me!!!

I saw it said on some website, the title is strata but a freehold. So for any properties sold, you can have individual title+freehold or strata+freehold or strata+leasehold, right?

I have a baby son who is about 1.5 years old and I am going to have another child in a year or two. So safety is certainly one big concern for my whole family. I have heard the monthly maintenance fee for the precinct that I am looking at is charged at a rate of 20cents/sq.feet. So do you think this is expensive?

You mentioned the maintenance/developer at LF will freshen the facade every few years with new paint for every house, garden, maintenance repairs. So do people need to pay extra for these besides the usual monthly maintenance fee they pay?

Thanks a lot again!

euphony
23-09-2011, 12:58 PM
LF also has golf courses from what I saw from their website although I guess they are not as well-designed and blended into the precincts as HH, right?

I have been to HH and I also like what I have seen so far there though I have just been to the clubhouse and have not been to the inside of any precincts.

Do you think HH's price is reasonable? The new Terrace/linked house costs about RM800K+ although the built-up is bigger than the previous ones.

yes there is a golf course and an equestrian school/club. Its pretty nice both areas ask for a tour :p
Both are separate entities I think there is no special rates for residents??? Dunno because I don't foresee myself doing either. There is a separate clubhouse for BWV in LF as well as the general LF clubhouse. When you go in to BWV's you'll be in for a pleasant surprise just bring your iPhone along :D The general clubhouse is scheduled for expansion but if you've got gym memberships to cali or fitness first etc, I suggest you hold on to those first. i find MY gyms in general to be severely inadequate. Having treadmills does not a gym make. :D

As for HH I don't think I am in the position to comment even though i have considered the area before. It just doesn't meet my needs and I won't buy even if its 500k (for my own stay that is, for rental returns its another story altogether). This is not to say the place is lousy no, in fact it is plenty great but firstly the place is way to big for a singleton like me. Cleaning is no fun and I am a neat freak. Different stroke for different folks I guess? Having said that it has numerous plus points which is why it grabbed a lot of people's hearts here. You can see from the numerous positive responses too.

euphony
23-09-2011, 01:29 PM
Dunno whether all of you board users know, there is a particular forum in skyscrapercity that is abuzz with iskandar/JB updates. Plenty of photos, videos and small info bytes. Recently saw that the structure for the premium outlets up, gosh it was flat land not too long ago construction was really fast I guess 11.11.11 opening is achievable finally a report card that is worthy of praise. Same with malborough and trader's hotel. Ujana as those who pass by has reached new heights literally. The EL facebook page on facebook I chanced across has somebody go up to the top level to take sky shots of EL of which the terraces are fast solidifying in structure. Driving towards Gelang patah on the pontian link expressway, nusa bayu seems to be abuzz with activity and fast filling up. So are the new tamans in the area. Exciting times ahead. Now I hope the crowds will come in after these projects TOP. that will definitely seal the deal for all of us who are already one foot in. Then again when nusa duta/bestari heights/bukit indah/HH reach maturity together with the 5 condos in the immediate vicinity and reach full occupancy, it could be a very very bustling place.

ginfreely
23-09-2011, 02:50 PM
Oh yes i agree with u Gin.
But if there is no promotion and u want no extras (wic is actually factored in the selling price) and swift delivery without een stepping into the shop n u know the model. Then this is a good chox. Of course with any electrical/electronic items the prices will fall quickly due to stock clearance and new model or series. Cheers. Btw u got their number?

Yeah their pricing is fair, I ordered my TV from them too last time, yes got their number, no change leh 65632308

ginfreely
23-09-2011, 03:03 PM
As for HH I don't think I am in the position to comment even though i have considered the area before. It just doesn't meet my needs and I won't buy even if its 500k (for my own stay that is, for rental returns its another story altogether). This is not to say the place is lousy no, in fact it is plenty great but firstly the place is way to big for a singleton like me. Cleaning is no fun and I am a neat freak. Different stroke for different folks I guess? Having said that it has numerous plus points which is why it grabbed a lot of people's hearts here. You can see from the numerous positive responses too.

Actually I think standard terraces around 2000 sq ft once split into two floors, does not appear very big, so not too big for a singleton. :)

ginfreely
23-09-2011, 03:04 PM
Dunno whether all of you board users know, there is a particular forum in skyscrapercity that is abuzz with iskandar/JB updates. Plenty of photos, videos and small info bytes. Recently saw that the structure for the premium outlets up, gosh it was flat land not too long ago construction was really fast I guess 11.11.11 opening is achievable finally a report card that is worthy of praise. Same with malborough and trader's hotel. Ujana as those who pass by has reached new heights literally. The EL facebook page on facebook I chanced across has somebody go up to the top level to take sky shots of EL of which the terraces are fast solidifying in structure. Driving towards Gelang patah on the pontian link expressway, nusa bayu seems to be abuzz with activity and fast filling up. So are the new tamans in the area. Exciting times ahead. Now I hope the crowds will come in after these projects TOP. that will definitely seal the deal for all of us who are already one foot in. Then again when nusa duta/bestari heights/bukit indah/HH reach maturity together with the 5 condos in the immediate vicinity and reach full occupancy, it could be a very very bustling place.

What is the forum address?

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 03:07 PM
Thanks for the links and the inputs Euphony. Agreed, different things for different folks. For folks new to here, there were links to what to get in pages 35x. Still working now but i will try to get it and post here for places to buy things etc. I would say most places like Izola or Hing Fuat would do better than companies like "Coxxts"

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 03:12 PM
Oh dear

Time wasted! Any channel for redress at courts? Not sure if u can cancel order n get a refund back.

This happens to me also but in spore with Harvey Norman at Millennia walk. Ordered n fully paid for fridge and neva
turn up on appointed date n time. I gave a piece of my mind and cancel my order n got my money back. The silver
lining was for the same model at a sole proprietor i manage to get at $300 cheaper! And i got it delivered within a day! (called morning delivered at night) Shop name sweetson in bt batok but not sure this shop still around.

They are actually quite fearful of the MY version of CASE. So if you mention you will go to their Consumer protection guys, normally you will get some attention.
In the early days when i first came out here, some guys scratched my parquet very badly and broke some of the boards. Got them to take out 1000 plus from their final bill.

Their boss came with a lorry of their movers and tried to talk nicely. It was interesting as it was just me versus him, their foreman and their earlier guys who moved the furniture. I stood firm and threatened to take all necessary action and was prepared to go all the way. I got an apology from their boss and in the end the matter was settled amicably. One chipped table was also swapped. This was even though my SG plate car (that time no JB plate yet) was prominently parked outside my gate.

If you feel strongly about something and willing and prepared to go all the way, you can actually solve a lot more problems than you think.

ginfreely
23-09-2011, 03:14 PM
No way man. The difference in the merger equation is clear. The racial and religious balance equation. You want a Malay Muslim government and country? I think even many Singaporean Malay Muslims don't want that.

Actually I don't mind a Malay Muslim govt like current Malaysia, most important is the govt must have heart for the people and not be ultra stingy to citizens while lavish and generous to themselves and foreigners. I see Malaysia govt is doing some things right like setting a high Rm500k limit for foreigners to purchase house and keeping the 97 petrol price high for foreigners.

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 03:18 PM
LF also has golf courses from what I saw from their website although I guess they are not as well-designed and blended into the precincts as HH, right?

Hi Mathstub, i am glad at least bros here like Euphony has answered most of your queries. LF is not really for me as its still underdeveloped outside. Places like Nusa Duta, HH, Nusa Idaman and Nusa Sentral are still good though prices have started to creep up. If you ask me, at present prices, Nusa Duta still presents the best value and they are still inexpensive as compared to some of the rest. Already just settled one, I may go in for one more.

I don't really go for Setia houses in Bukit Indah/Eco Setia but they did do a good job at Setia Tropika in Kempas area.

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 03:28 PM
Wuqi is a future Multi-Millionaire in the making :) I'm happy for you ;)

Thanks, a lot of people are now but its never just about the money when i first came out here. I see so many
friends here now. When i first came out here, i never wished to make money, i wished to be happy and to see
my friends, family and all who hold pink IC happy. Be it they are still in SG or coming to JB.

A long time ago, my ex boss, lets call him Rody, once told me, Wuqi, you need to do this, this, this and this and
this so that you can be rich. (He forgotten that i had advised him to get out of certain stocks just before it fell drastically)

I told him, no i don't need to be number one, i only want to be happy. This supposedly pious guy retorted then, "Life isn't about happiness"

Months later, i left the department, surprisingly, he came over as well. It was obvious neither of us was happy there. When he offered me his position if i stayed on in that department, i said no and told him it was never about the position. He then joined my department and i did my best to make him happy. I succeeded for the next 2 years.

2 years later, he joined another department but within 3 months, packed up and left to set up his own business. When i asked him why, he said he wanted to be happy.

Yes, happiness isn't everything but happiness is the end result of what we are all striving to achieve for. Whenever people ask me why i don't
buy bungalow or tries to show off by saying they can buy 5 HH bungalows at any time(some still think houses here are 100k a dozen)

I don't need a bungalow to be happy. I am already happy. Making my friends and family happy, makes me happy :)

tutucake
23-09-2011, 03:29 PM
Hi Bro Wuqi,

Can you share your thoughts about the Setia houses at Bukit Indah/Eco Setia?
What are the reasons that they are not recommended?
Thanks..

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 03:32 PM
I'll take it as not in the near future. Since such a move would definately plummet the whole Singapore property market. Don't want to see my rental flat in Singapore to devalue too.



Got to give the credit to Najib. I totally agree with him. Looks like a man who get things done to me.



Thats what all of us who are vested here in Iskandar region wants right?

The Hongkong-Shenzhen model. The one we have been discussing about here in this forum since sometime ago. Looks like we stand to gain from this. Do everyone here agree? :)

Agreed but actually we left out credit for our Professor. He deserves full credit for bringing this up and instead of AP, he became DA (played as the Devils Advocate) as he brought out many valid points. Kudos to him.

I feel sad for those who are only starting to come round to the fact that the writing was already on the wall. Worse, its actually stapled on the notice board by our government now. Many were called but few arrived. It is regretful, i am actually thinking if my younger sister come in one day, to sell at cost, half a share of one of my houses to her so in case her BF (he has 2 here now) doesn't marry her (big touch wood), she will still be able to share my rental income and relax here.

ginfreely
23-09-2011, 03:33 PM
Hi Mathstub, i am glad at least bros here like Euphony has answered most of your queries. LF is not really for me as its still underdeveloped outside. Places like Nusa Duta, HH, Nusa Idaman and Nusa Sentral are still good though prices have started to creep up. If you ask me, at present prices, Nusa Duta still presents the best value and they are still inexpensive as compared to some of the rest. Already just settled one, I may go in for one more.

I don't really go for Setia houses in Bukit Indah/Eco Setia but they did do a good job at Setia Tropika in Kempas area.

You buying the semi d at Nusa Duta? Yeah LF also not really for me becos of the same reason, I don't feel safe enough to drive along that single lane road at night.

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 03:39 PM
bro, look like soon you need a property management team to help you handle your vast investment portfolio. :-)

Thanks, maybe i should. In fact, i get so many questions these days, whether to check and look out for defects, etc. I shared with my family enough that even my dad is an expert now and can even easily spot things that i missed. It makes me glad to say that I am proud of my dad. He had a rough life but now, both his kids have multiple properties. All i wish is he has a long life with my mother. The flame of my candle may burn out but there are already lots of candles here lighting the way. Thank you everyone for helping out.

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 03:43 PM
Thanks Cathy for your earlier kind comments, i am just a tiny flame but i want to do my little part. For the forgotten troops that is the NSmen and their family. I am but just one person but i will do my part to help whenever i can.

As an aside, those who have contributed to the country should get more recognition, not so much financial but to instill a sense of pride lest those who didn't need to serve look upon us as a people with crutch mentality. I know this doesn't mean much but i salute the guys still in the bushes shouting "bang, bang bang!"

Nothing but respect for you guys. There are guys who still gives a damn.

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 03:46 PM
Seriously considering, they offer really good value and higher upside. People tend to forget about the upside when considering to buy property. They just think a place is too expensive or too low appreciation currently to make money.

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 03:48 PM
Going to take a short break from work, fresh and crispy prata at Habibs, satay or just quick and easy MacDonalds? Bak Kut Teh at Sutera or just plain fruit juice and sandwiches at the Juice bar.

Looks like more "Beer Here" places are starting up recently.

Hmm choices, choices. :)

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 03:54 PM
By the way, for guys keen on massage if Eminent is closed, can try out the Siam Legend place or better yet, a small massage place next to Standard Chartered.
Good clean and wholesome service.

My Field Report on Siam Legend:
The Siam Legend one i got very surly service the last time i went there. The one serving me (all Thais there) treated me as if i was a leper and was basically talking to her friend throughout the whole 1.5 hours i was there and even kicked me when she was walking on my back.

Also kept complaining about my size and having to work so late etc. Slapped my back for no reason and at the end of the massage (i surprised myself with my patience sometimes), i just pitied her as she was really old so just endured. At close to 2am in the morning, after having a bad fall earlier on in the night, having someone (albeit a very unwilling one) knead the joints was great relief.

euphony
23-09-2011, 04:08 PM
Actually I think standard terraces around 2000 sq ft once split into two floors, does not appear very big, so not too big for a singleton. :)

In malaysian stds is not big agree though it is positively ginormous in SG/HKG stds. first thing my mum commented was its so small when she saw the LF place! i was smiling inside, that means its perfect for me haha. i'd prefer to reduce my carbon footprint whence i can yet enjoy the privacy and space afforded by low-rise housing.

euphony
23-09-2011, 04:10 PM
What is the forum address?

here (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=475583&page=125). Its currently page 125. back browse for more visual treats.

mathstub
23-09-2011, 04:25 PM
Actually, the monthly maintenance fee rate of 0.2 cents per sq. ft. I mentioned was for PB precinct at LF.

I thought it was clear from my original post.

I have to say sorry if this has created any confusion.

Thank you all for telling me about the maintenance fee at HH because I am interested to know this also.


My terraces, i normally pay $90, my clusters at $110 and the most expensive that i paid is only $130-150 i think. My wife handles it these days coz i over paid once (of course they told me in error) so i paid all the way till mid of next year.

mathstub
23-09-2011, 04:36 PM
Thank you very much. You have answered almost all my questions regarding LF.

Actually BWV has all been sold out. Are PB precinct in LF good? The houses there are something like 4 years old but I suppose those units were rented out to people before. So these houses are actually not new, first-hand. The road leading to the entrance of LF is certainly the main concern for me especially with kids and wife with me besides the house being strata-titled.


My pleasure! Yea thereabouts, you're right.

Safety should not be a problem within the precinct. There are a few of us here too. Just be a bit more careful outside when you go about your groceries etc. Less bling more bland you and your family will be plenty fine. As for BWV monthly maintenance it is on the high side compared with the rest of JB projects. But if it assures me a certain level of 'returns' I'm all good for it. That's where strata titled properties are good in that there's legal recourse for neighbors who don't pay up though I don't forsee that problem arising here. Nope no extra. Maintenance and repairs are constant, additional works subject to endorsement by RC.

euphony
23-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Making my friends and family happy, makes me happy :)

there is some truth in this indeed. let me share this short video with all thread readers here. This is produced in part by famed Yasmin Ahmad who's sadly passed on. Her films causes one to reflect on one's values and question the current paradigms. This one made me think about what is happiness and success a few years ago as I lost myself in my career just like in the video. I holed myself up at work in SG hardly in contact with my mum and always fleeting when i do, coming into JB and living here, my mum was a big part in the equation. I hope i could make up for lost time whilst i can. Career can be worked around another day and it shouldn't define me nor the life I am to live.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3VT1PTI1GM&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL9D7ECDB340D5D55F

mathstub
23-09-2011, 04:40 PM
Hi Wuqi,

All of your guys including Euphony and you are so helpful. I am so glad to have joined this forum and read the posts in this thread.

Thank you very much.



Hi Mathstub, i am glad at least bros here like Euphony has answered most of your queries. LF is not really for me as its still underdeveloped outside. Places like Nusa Duta, HH, Nusa Idaman and Nusa Sentral are still good though prices have started to creep up. If you ask me, at present prices, Nusa Duta still presents the best value and they are still inexpensive as compared to some of the rest. Already just settled one, I may go in for one more.

I don't really go for Setia houses in Bukit Indah/Eco Setia but they did do a good job at Setia Tropika in Kempas area.

mathstub
23-09-2011, 04:47 PM
Hi Wuqi,

I have seen some houses on sale with 4 as part of the house number (at least in the master plan shown on the developer's map).

Do you think a lot of buyers are reluctant to buy houses with number including 4 even though I can see some people may have no problem with this?


Seriously considering, they offer really good value and higher upside. People tend to forget about the upside when considering to buy property. They just think a place is too expensive or too low appreciation currently to make money.

arsenal
23-09-2011, 05:19 PM
When Euphony writes, it is like music to the ear... When wuqi256 writes, it is like a man after having some wines or liqures reflecting on ones life journey.. Very nice.. Hope to see you guys in person one day..

Life is short.. Got to live life to the fullest and pull anyone up along the journey whenever possible..




there is some truth in this indeed. let me share this short video with all thread readers here. This is produced in part by famed Yasmin Ahmad who's sadly passed on. Her films causes one to reflect on one's values and question the current paradigms. This one made me think about what is happiness and success a few years ago as I lost myself in my career just like in the video. I holed myself up at work in SG hardly in contact with my mum and always fleeting when i do, coming into JB and living here, my mum was a big part in the equation. I hope i could make up for lost time whilst i can. Career can be worked around another day and it shouldn't define me nor the life I am to live.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3VT1PTI1GM&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL9D7ECDB340D5D55F

mathstub
23-09-2011, 05:53 PM
Thank you very much for sharing the video.

Looking for a life in which one can find true happinesss is not something hard to achieve and can be quite simple as soon as one is willing to make choices with which he or she feels comfortable even though sometimes they may look awkward to many others.

Hope everyone here has a happy and wonderful life!



there is some truth in this indeed. let me share this short video with all thread readers here. This is produced in part by famed Yasmin Ahmad who's sadly passed on. Her films causes one to reflect on one's values and question the current paradigms. This one made me think about what is happiness and success a few years ago as I lost myself in my career just like in the video. I holed myself up at work in SG hardly in contact with my mum and always fleeting when i do, coming into JB and living here, my mum was a big part in the equation. I hope i could make up for lost time whilst i can. Career can be worked around another day and it shouldn't define me nor the life I am to live.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3VT1PTI1GM&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL9D7ECDB340D5D55F

wuqi256
23-09-2011, 06:10 PM
No offence meant to anyone in Setia @ Bukit Indah. There are pros and cons to every place.
Just that personally i don't really like their houses but thats just me. For the amount of money
one has to spend, i would pick something else. That said though, if i had to choose amongst
the Setia developments, a close 2nd after Tropika would be Bukit Indah, its the Eco one i really
find abit unappealing. Just my personal thoughts.

Analytical Professor
24-09-2011, 04:55 AM
By Ahmad Fairuz Othman
New Straits Times
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011
PASIR GUDANG -*A multi-million-ringgit plan by Tenaga Nasional Bhd to upgrade its infrastructure in south Johor will reduce the duration of power interruptions in Iskandar Malaysia.

The plan, known as Iskandar Malaysia 10 or IM10, will aim to reduce the System Average Interruption Duration Index (Saidi) in south Johor to less than 10 minutes by 2015.

Saidi is the internationally recognised system to measure how many minutes a utility customer experiences power interruptions in a year.

The Saidi for south Johor last year was 111 minutes.

Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said ongoing works in the first phase of IM10 will cost RM300 million (S$121 million) until its completion in the end of next year.

The first of four phases covers eight "supercritical" locations where disruptions occur the most -- Johor Baru City Centre, Pasir Gudang, Tampoi/Larkin, Tebrau, Gelang Patah/Bukit Indah, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah/Mutiara Rini, Seri Alam and Johor Jaya/Desa Cemerlang.

Ghani said the more efficient electricity supply will benefit the 550,000 consumers in Iskandar Malaysia who use up to 1,400 megawatts of power.

"These consumers represent 60 per cent of the overall electricity consumption in Johor.

"The project is expected to spur economic and business growth in Iskandar Malaysia as a major economic corridor in Johor.

"It is also part of the Economic Transformation Programme," he said at the launch of IM10 at the Pasir Gudang town centre main intake substation here yesterday.

Also present were TNB chief executive officer Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, state TNB general manager Datuk Mohd Aminuddin Mohd Amin, state speaker Datuk Mohd Ali Hassan and state International Trade and Industry, Energy, Water, Communication and Environment Committee chairman Tan Kok Hong.

The IM10 is part of the Electricty Blueprint of Iskandar Malaysia, and follows a call by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in March last year for TNB to improve its supply reliability in the southern growth corridor.

Among the steps taken in IM10 is a 10-year plan to standardise the voltages of 945 substations from 6.6kV to 11kV, 2,441 substations from 22kV to 11kV and replacing another 5,160km of problematic cables.

Another RM323 million will be spent in the next two years to build five main intake substations and 20 main distribution substations.

A 40-member team comprising engineers and others have been spearheading the work in IM10.

Analytical Professor
24-09-2011, 05:35 AM
Ok i did find the money changer at mustaffa not bad.

One more that i found was in bishan junction 8, in front of the dbs atm/bank

Analytical Professor
24-09-2011, 05:37 AM
Just renew it a week or two before it expires.

Same process, photo, fill up form etc....

Just make sure ur pp has a validity more than two years.

Else get a new pp first n then go for MACS


Hi Bro Wuqi/AP/other forumers, I would like to know when the MACS sticker needs to be renewed, will the custom officers ask questions? Now that we have to scan the passport, they will know that we are staying in JB right? Last time the officer would just see the sticker and then let people go...



Will there be any problems renewing the sticker? If asked about staying here, what should be the right response? Please kindly advice.. When I first got the sticker, nothing was asked...

Batok Seri
24-09-2011, 06:21 AM
Went to Carrefour Sutera mall and saw quite a good selection of water filter, more selection than Jusco. Saw a Philips faucet filter at RM99, replacement filter at RM40 for 2500 litres. Made in Japan. Sounds cheap and good. Anyone use before?!

http://www.purewater.philips.com/global/purifiers/purifiers_product_wp3861.aspx

Good find.

Video clip.
Please do look up other great Petronas holiday greeting clips on youtube. Universal application. Regardless Malay, Chinese, Sporeans or Malaysians, all will be touched. Little lost in subtitle translation.

MACS renewal
Note, unlike passport. 1 year starts from date of renewal not date of expiry. So renew as close to expiry as you can. Should be no prob if you cross daily at KSAB (2nd link). Just be ready with exact RM30.

Analytical Professor
24-09-2011, 06:36 AM
Good suggestion.

But now tht we are here doubt anyone would wanna cut paste/ repost the whole thing.

This is a one all thread that contains everything.

Ur idea is great nevertheless.





One suggestion, from the number of views and popularity of this thread, maybe it's feasible o start a whole new forum for foreigners living in JB. Either a new domain (www.livinginjb.com) or a sub section in sammyboy forum.
So we can have forum for jb property investment, renovations, security, f&b, Internet and tv, education, fishing, transport, etc. Then information would be easier to be found.
Imagine in future a few thousand page threads! How to read them all?;-)
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Analytical Professor
24-09-2011, 06:55 AM
Digi is pretty competitive.

Iv written on tht previously.




was at JB yesterday to get my medical checkup done for the mortgage insurance. I think they a bit paranoid. in sing, i did not even have a check up for my life insurance!

also applied for celcom xpax...understand is currently the most value for money m'sia prepaids around. in the past, usually pay roaming charges,...pay until scared...

abugumgum
24-09-2011, 07:58 AM
The restaurant is Kai Xuan and offers Halal Dim Sum.




haha yah! Yes I've heard about the Chinese restaurant. It does very good dim sum right? I too will make the trip as well to see what else I missed out.

Narmi
24-09-2011, 08:46 AM
Hi

Entered JB via causeway at 8am and took the almost complete route to BI for bfast at McD today before checkg up on progress at NI. Air was so refreshing. It could just be psychological but heck it makes me smile and cant wait for completion :).

Btw on the way at d new hiway the residents grievances still there. If u got to the overhead bridge sprayed in red on a white banner in malay some words aimed at the road developer. It seems they were promised a tunnel instead of surface road..happy for us who can use this faster route but empathize with the plight of the pple there. Hope they can work out some compensation.

cleyeo
24-09-2011, 09:32 AM
Went to JB yesterday (Friday), around 11 in the morning. Causeway was smooth at both sides.
My destination was to Bukit Indah, using new coastal highway (from Tune hotel, turning to left) I branched out to have lunch at Orang Asli Seafood. It was not full house but I saw more than 10 tables were occupied.

After lunch, proceed to Bukit Indah. Visit Bestari Height. When I reached there, I saw about 6 Singapore registered cars parking in front of the show unit. Hmmmm,, property tour ?.

The construction work at this site is progressing very well. I would say at least 50% completed. Was told by one of the guy (who also visited the place) that 95% units are sold. Is that rite ?. I believe this place will be the next talk of the town. price is good, quality is good, security is good, location is good !!

btw, anyone notice that businesses at Giant (Nusa Bestari) is not doing well. I saw many shops closing down. Just hope this Giant will face the same fate as the one at Today's mall.

euphony
24-09-2011, 11:03 AM
bro arsenal big praise tqtq sure one day when we all meet I'm sure it'll be an exciting time :D

mathstub: i think some Chinese in general are very particular some condos even avoid placing 4 on their plans preferring to call it 3A, 13A etc. could have implications come resale time but if its your own and it'll be so for a long time and you don't care about these then dun think bout it.

AP: agree on digi I use it too. digi to digi calls is great value. though its irritating to have the line expire even with credit inside. humpf.

Abugumgum: cheers that's the one. how's settling in been so far? FR? =)


As for the furniture shopping, after looking high and low I have finally decided on very solid minimalist wooden bedframes in an unexpected shop whose stuff I don't really like. I guess some treasures just need to be dug out and they can be had from the unlikeliest places. So a queen's bedframe, 2 super singles and 2 super single mattresses (4****) with delivery and 2 free pillows works out to be RM$3800. The most important lesson from this purchase? I brought my mum. She was the unrelenting bargainer. Asking for further discounts asking for freebies, on my own I wouldn't dare ask for anything. Those buying furnitures, do note than discounts is 'compulsory' for the items you purchase. Is the discount after the discount that is the hard one to ask for :p

crumpler_white
24-09-2011, 07:34 PM
hi wuqi,

can u clear your inbox as i cannot PM u...

thanks.. :)

Ramseth
24-09-2011, 08:05 PM
The restaurant is Kai Xuan and offers Halal Dim Sum.

What's halal dimsum? What's dimsum without pork?

Narmi
25-09-2011, 02:11 AM
What's halal dimsum? What's dimsum without pork?

Halal meant that it is prepared according to Islamic prescriptions thus fit for Muslim consumption. Well dimsum wiout pork is wat it literally means no pork but may not necessarily prepared according to Islam prescriptions hence not fit for Muslim consumption.

yonglip
25-09-2011, 08:49 AM
Hi Yonglip,

The monthly maintenance rate 0.2 cents/month is for one of the precincts in Leisure Farm, not Horizon Hills.
I am so sorry if this was not clear in my original post.

Thanks for clearing the air bro. Yes. most landed averaged RM100 per month in maintenance. Its the condo thats going for around RM200 to RM400 per month for obvious reasons. My friend's condo at straits view (permas jaya) pays more than RM500 per month in maintenance!....ouch!

yonglip
25-09-2011, 09:22 AM
Went to JB yesterday (Friday), around 11 in the morning. Causeway was smooth at both sides.
My destination was to Bukit Indah, using new coastal highway (from Tune hotel, turning to left) I branched out to have lunch at Orang Asli Seafood. It was not full house but I saw more than 10 tables were occupied.

After lunch, proceed to Bukit Indah. Visit Bestari Height. When I reached there, I saw about 6 Singapore registered cars parking in front of the show unit. Hmmmm,, property tour ?.

The construction work at this site is progressing very well. I would say at least 50% completed. Was told by one of the guy (who also visited the place) that 95% units are sold. Is that rite ?. I believe this place will be the next talk of the town. price is good, quality is good, security is good, location is good !!

btw, anyone notice that businesses at Giant (Nusa Bestari) is not doing well. I saw many shops closing down. Just hope this Giant will face the same fate as the one at Today's mall.

I think a more accurate take up rate is closer to 80%. Understand that Singaporeans make up less than 20% of overall purchases in BH. A good sign. Also developer has increased the price of the last 5 smallest cluster units by RM40K and the bigger units by RM10K. A brave move indeed when world economy might be going into recession!...But then again, Singaporeans are like that, when price goes higher, they become even more keen to buy. Thats partly how the singapore property market got into the mess we are in now.

My advise to potential buyers. M'sia market is different. There is no need to rush into any development. Take your time to slowly visit each development and consider each development's pros and cons. Like what I always tell people, there is no such thing as a perfect development. Its just that one dvelopment has fewer cons than another one and also to what extent you can tahan the cons in a particular development.

Prices will not go up by 20-30% overnight, that said...it will definitely be a gradual uphill ride in terms of capital appreciation for all those who are vested. You dont need to have a Phd in economics to predict this. Just drive along Nusujaya and OPEN YOUR EYES BIG!

Cheers.

Investor
25-09-2011, 10:50 AM
it will definitely be a gradual uphill ride in terms of capital appreciation for all those who are vested. You dont need to have a Phd in economics to predict this. Just drive along Nusujaya and OPEN YOUR EYES BIG!
Cheers.

That's a cool statement from Yonglip :D

For those who are interested in condos, here's an update on today's launch of UEM's Impiana Condo(beside East Ledang and Ujana).
It's selling like Ramly burgers, or hotcakes if you may.

Total of 244 units launched today at 10am.
196 units (Non-Bumi lots) - 125 units sold by around 3pm(with around 50 cars still parked outside the showroom and owners of cars waiting for their queue nos.)
48 units (Bumi lots) - 3 units sold.

mathstub
25-09-2011, 10:51 AM
I don't even have one property (I am going to have one soon) even though I am already 34 with a child and a wife. But having more than one property is still like a dream for me for the moment. :o

Wish I would be lucky to have more than one in the future like many bros here if possible.:)


I'm only in my 30s leh, not so old lah although not as young as many here :)

mathstub
25-09-2011, 11:19 AM
If I am not an owner of any thing and am not doing business there in Malaysia, can I (together with my wife and my son) still apply for MACS and get our applications approved?

Thanks!


Good find.

Video clip.
Please do look up other great Petronas holiday greeting clips on youtube. Universal application. Regardless Malay, Chinese, Sporeans or Malaysians, all will be touched. Little lost in subtitle translation.

MACS renewal
Note, unlike passport. 1 year starts from date of renewal not date of expiry. So renew as close to expiry as you can. Should be no prob if you cross daily at KSAB (2nd link). Just be ready with exact RM30.

Investor
25-09-2011, 11:40 AM
I don't even have one property (I am going to have one soon) even though I am already 34 with a child and a wife. But having more than one property is still like a dream for me for the moment. :o

Wish I would be lucky to have more than one in the future like many bros here if possible.:)

It's good that you have a dream, hope you'll work hard towards it. If there's a will there's a way.

Copied the below from elsewhere just to motivate you a little ;)

Warren Buffett sold chewing gum and coke door to door as a kid.
Subway founder, at 17 y/o, borrowed $1000 to start Subway in order to raise money for college.
Many China mil/billionaires are rag to riches story, simply because they had a crazy idea and driven by an immense hunger to succeed.

arsenal
25-09-2011, 12:01 PM
If I am not an owner of any thing and am not doing business there in Malaysia, can I (together with my wife and my son) still apply for MACS and get our applications approved?

Thanks!

Yes you can if you are frequent traveller to Malaysia (>4 times per month.). You can also try saying you are potential property buyer.. It is possible..

wuqi256
25-09-2011, 12:42 PM
Mathstub, yes you can get MACS quite easily, from either being a property owner(Danga Bay) or going to CIQ(Woodlands) as a frequent traveller to Johore. Its mainly for folk to travel into Johore easily. Remember to fill in the form, 4 photographs and a copy of your passport (with your passport of course)

Bros, apologies, i have cleared my PM.

wuqi256
25-09-2011, 12:44 PM
Yes you can if you are frequent traveller to Malaysia (>4 times per month.). You can also try saying you are potential property buyer.. It is possible..

The property buyer part is 50/50, some still don't allow. The >4 part is no longer required i understand. Just some waiting time required at the CIQ.

wuqi256
25-09-2011, 12:49 PM
I don't even have one property (I am going to have one soon) even though I am already 34 with a child and a wife. But having more than one property is still like a dream for me for the moment. :o

Wish I would be lucky to have more than one in the future like many bros here if possible.:)

KFC was set up by a retiree funding the business from his retirement funds.
He was 65 when he set up that business. People who claim they are too old to do anything meaningful
should compare themselves to people like him and realise they still have time. In your case, its ample.

Its never too late to admit one is wrong and do a u-turn. Even after hitting the brick wall, its still not too
late to change.

To someone with the will, there will always be a way. You are not late, its never too late.
The only time its really too late to do anything is when the coffin is nailed shut.

Even then, its never 100% too late. People have become famous and rich(their descendants)
next of kin even after passing on. Certain artists are one such example.

wuqi256
25-09-2011, 12:50 PM
Better to arrive fashionably late than never at all.

wuqi256
25-09-2011, 12:54 PM
After lunch, proceed to Bukit Indah. Visit Bestari Height. When I reached there, I saw about 6 Singapore registered cars parking in front of the show unit. Hmmmm,, property tour ?.


Some of my friends was there on Friday. He was with his cousin and sister in laws relatives.

One of the candles that was lit is now a bright burning candle. He was so converted that he is blazing a trail and going to buy 2 more.

Recently, i had 6 free meals though we wanted to pay, feel really bad though, will treat them back.

euphony
25-09-2011, 12:59 PM
Some interesting visual feast for those looking to spice up their properties (part of my on-going research. One is a bungalow transformation in KL (http://www.starproperty.my/PropertyGuide/Living/6650/0/0) there other in SG (http://www.renotalk.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=29673&st=0). I like how the earlier house was built with a heineken walk-in wardrobe very the man :D the latter house has a modern contemporary look, if you follow through 11 pages of it - one thing that was very notable was the brick wall that is actually carved out from cement 'brick' by 'brick'!

yonglip
25-09-2011, 01:55 PM
Hi bro wuqi

are u saying your friends bought 2 more units at BH?

wow! buy houses maciam like go wet market buy fish like that!

arsenal
25-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Heard during last year iskandar open, all the bungalows were snapped up.. Rich people are at different league.. Just be happy with whatever we can do with our resources... And like what wuyi said, do some good deeds whenever we can to have a balanced conscience..

matx3315
25-09-2011, 02:27 PM
Hi bro wuqi

are u saying your friends bought 2 more units at BH?

wow! buy houses maciam like go wet market buy fish like that!


Seems Bestari Heights become a star buy now..:p

Drops of Jupiter
25-09-2011, 03:04 PM
AP: agree on digi I use it too. digi to digi calls is great value. though its irritating to have the line expire even with credit inside. humpf.



There's some long-life digi thing, pay 30 RM and your credit stays valid for a year.

http://www.digi.com.my/prepaid/reload.do

Quite worth it I think.

mathstub
25-09-2011, 04:46 PM
Thank you so much for the encourgement and forwarding some stories about Warren Buffett's earlier life.

Looking at the part of life where Warren Buffett borrowed $1000 to start Subway reminds me of the fact debt is not always bad. There are always good debts and bad debts.


It's good that you have a dream, hope you'll work hard towards it. If there's a will there's a way.

Copied the below from elsewhere just to motivate you a little ;)

Warren Buffett sold chewing gum and coke door to door as a kid.
Subway founder, at 17 y/o, borrowed $1000 to start Subway in order to raise money for college.
Many China mil/billionaires are rag to riches story, simply because they had a crazy idea and driven by an immense hunger to succeed.

mathstub
25-09-2011, 04:48 PM
Thank you so much for the info and advice. I haven't travelled more than 4 times so far but I will make myself a frequent traveller to Malaysia.


Yes you can if you are frequent traveller to Malaysia (>4 times per month.). You can also try saying you are potential property buyer.. It is possible..

mathstub
25-09-2011, 04:56 PM
Thank you so much for the info and advice once again.

Do you think I can also get MACS at Tuas Customs Checkpoint on Malaysia side?

Oh, I've just realized that I will need to get a new passport before I apply because applying MACS needs the passport to be valid for at least 2 years, right?

No need to make apology, Bros. I am so sorry to have sent you some messages which make you clear the PM. Thank you very much.


Mathstub, yes you can get MACS quite easily, from either being a property owner(Danga Bay) or going to CIQ(Woodlands) as a frequent traveller to Johore. Its mainly for folk to travel into Johore easily. Remember to fill in the form, 4 photographs and a copy of your passport (with your passport of course)

Bros, apologies, i have cleared my PM.

mathstub
25-09-2011, 05:06 PM
Thank you very much for sharing the following great story.

I always think some of our Bros here who sometimes said they are old are actually being humble.

There may be some who are older and some who are younger but I don't think there is anyone here who is too old.

I believe a lot of us here still have dream and are optimistic. We are still in our prime regardless of our age as soon as we still have strong wills for a happy and meaningful life.


KFC was set up by a retiree funding the business from his retirement funds.
He was 65 when he set up that business. People who claim they are too old to do anything meaningful
should compare themselves to people like him and realise they still have time. In your case, its ample.

Its never too late to admit one is wrong and do a u-turn. Even after hitting the brick wall, its still not too
late to change.

To someone with the will, there will always be a way. You are not late, its never too late.
The only time its really too late to do anything is when the coffin is nailed shut.

Even then, its never 100% too late. People have become famous and rich(their descendants)
next of kin even after passing on. Certain artists are one such example.

mathstub
25-09-2011, 05:13 PM
After looking at the stories and pictures, just one word: WOW!

This is a miracle in the making! The spiced up properties look delicious! Certainly this is something worth doing research for.


Some interesting visual feast for those looking to spice up their properties (part of my on-going research. One is a bungalow transformation in KL (http://www.starproperty.my/PropertyGuide/Living/6650/0/0) there other in SG (http://www.renotalk.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=29673&st=0). I like how the earlier house was built with a heineken walk-in wardrobe very the man :D the latter house has a modern contemporary look, if you follow through 11 pages of it - one thing that was very notable was the brick wall that is actually carved out from cement 'brick' by 'brick'!

mallow
25-09-2011, 05:13 PM
Thank you so much for the info and advice once again. Do you think I can also get MACS at Tuas Customs Checkpoint on Malaysia side?...

Yes, also possible at Tuas, and probably fewer people applying as well. No need to prove you go in 4 times a month any more.RM$30, and annually renewable.

mathstub
25-09-2011, 05:18 PM
BH has a great location and the price looks good compared with the others. As a first-time buyer, I don't mind the property to be even of lower price. I only have a limited amount of funding. There are so many choices but can only make a choice.

I am still happy at least having got a chance to make a choice.


Seems Bestari Heights become a star buy now..:p

mathstub
25-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Thank you very much. I will get one for myself and my whole family after I get a new passport.


Yes, also possible at Tuas, and probably fewer people applying as well. No need to prove you go in 4 times a month any more.RM$30, and annually renewable.

checkers
26-09-2011, 12:25 AM
Some interesting visual feast for those looking to spice up their properties (part of my on-going research. One is a bungalow transformation in KL (http://www.starproperty.my/PropertyGuide/Living/6650/0/0) there other in SG (http://www.renotalk.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=29673&st=0). I like how the earlier house was built with a heineken walk-in wardrobe very the man :D the latter house has a modern contemporary look, if you follow through 11 pages of it - one thing that was very notable was the brick wall that is actually carved out from cement 'brick' by 'brick'!

WOW! thanks for the interesting link. I am contemplating between a partially furnished property with a small garden and a unfurnished one with a rather big corner.

Now looking at the pictures....the second option is very tempting.

euphony
26-09-2011, 02:59 AM
WOW! thanks for the interesting link. I am contemplating between a partially furnished property with a small garden and a unfurnished one with a rather big corner.

Now looking at the pictures....the second option is very tempting.

cheers. yea with a bit of work even the bland can be turned into a cosy & pleasing haven. Something we yearn to come back home to.

abugumgum
26-09-2011, 08:37 AM
Euphony,

We are doing fine, thank you, getting comfortable just like before (the incident).

Sorry, I have not been to Kai Xuan myself, always wanting to go but there are so many other places to try. :p



Abugumgum: cheers that's the one. how's settling in been so far? FR? =)

euphony
26-09-2011, 09:01 AM
Euphony,

We are doing fine, thank you, getting comfortable just like before (the incident).

Sorry, I have not been to Kai Xuan myself, always wanting to go but there are so many other places to try. :p

I concur!! So many places so little time! haha.

lastresort
26-09-2011, 01:34 PM
our family just booked a unit at the hills, hope everything goes well. :p

Investor
26-09-2011, 02:14 PM
our family just booked a unit at the hills, hope everything goes well. :p

Hey congrats lastresort, which type? Golf course view?

lastresort
26-09-2011, 02:30 PM
Hey congrats lastresort, which type? Golf course view?

haha, there's no golf view as it would have probably cost at least 200k more. It's a superlink that is slightly larger than the old standard ones. The current lowest entry price into the hills is at at least 800+K. There will be more phrases to be launched. Some clusters and link houses in the hills are already selling above 1 million.

HH_lover
26-09-2011, 03:52 PM
Sigh, just heard some bad news (for me). HH sales said the clusters @ The Hills will only be launched year end. I have to play the waiting game till then. How I wished I could move in soonest possible. :P

Anyways, not sure if it was posted here before, but I came across an article from The Economist (http://living-in-jb.blogspot.com/2011/09/educity-ambitious-plans-to-become-asian.html) that helped me to understand the Educity project more.

Been so busy lately... Hope everyone is well and prosperous! :)

lastresort
26-09-2011, 04:10 PM
Sigh, just heard some bad news (for me). HH sales said the clusters @ The Hills will only be launched year end. I have to play the waiting game till then. How I wished I could move in soonest possible. :P

Anyways, not sure if it was posted here before, but I came across an article from The Economist (http://living-in-jb.blogspot.com/2011/09/educity-ambitious-plans-to-become-asian.html) that helped me to understand the Educity project more.

Been so busy lately... Hope everyone is well and prosperous! :)

Hi HH_lover, it's only less than 2-3 months to go! 3 months wait is just a fraction of 2 years of construction :) are you currently living in JB?

HH_lover
26-09-2011, 04:20 PM
Hi HH_lover, it's only less than 2-3 months to go! 3 months wait is just a fraction of 2 years of construction :) are you currently living in JB?

Bro LR, my maths tells me that is 1/4 + 2 + 1/4 = 2 1/2 years!!! That's a long wait from now...

Currently still in Sg, waiting patiently and sadly. Reminds me of an Adam Sandler movie, where he clicks on the remote and time fast forwards..... tempting!

mathstub
26-09-2011, 04:59 PM
Hi HH_lover, it's only less than 2-3 months to go! 3 months wait is just a fraction of 2 years of construction :) are you currently living in JB?

Are you getting the one (type B) which has just been launched for a week or two?

I wonder what makes the link houses in the hills precinct so expensive without the golf view, simply because it is slightly larger than the link houses in other precincts?

lastresort
26-09-2011, 06:04 PM
Hi mathstub bro,

If you're talking about Superlinks, the prices have always been high as compared to normal links, the last time HH launched superlinks was probably a year ago at The Golf, and it was already selling from between 650k to 800k and above. The last few intermediate superlinks at The Gateway were sold for close to 600K in 2008. Of course some of these units have golf view. Then again we can't compare launching prices between precincts as these units are launched in different years, not concurrently. The reason why the developer has priced it this high is mainly because prices have generally increased over time. To a lesser extent, i would say The Hills units are generally better in terms of topography with huge flat terrain, quality, size, design, landscape, management, security, layout of precinct, golf views, privacy and location as it is nearer to the club house. This is also why some of the well known top gov servants (including Johor top man chief minister) and sultan have units there. I would say the security is tight.

Over at The Gateway, last i heard, the Sri Lankan group has flipped most if not all of their 40 units. Most of the units are now owner occupied or rented out.

There's quite a lot of resale activity going on at The Golf, if you're a resident there, you would have noticed a cluster home owner driving a black Lamborghini, he stays there, some of these people drive cars that cost multiple times more than their home. I believe the prices are still sustainable at this level. :)

lastresort
26-09-2011, 06:11 PM
Are you getting the one (type B) which has just been launched for a week or two?

I wonder what makes the link houses in the hills precinct so expensive without the golf view, simply because it is slightly larger than the link houses in other precincts?

Hi Bro, it is one of my family members who is getting (how i wish i have more bullets). :D

crystal_tiong
27-09-2011, 12:52 AM
Hi guys

I remembered 1 guy , i think is AP mentioned that Tesco rate was gd.
Indeed it was , yesterday rate was 2.47 at Tesco while SG rate only 2.43.
So i make small purchase and used SGD50 to paid , and got the remaning change in RM. It was better then money changer!!

Thanks for sharing this info!.

PS . I had to made 2 small purchases in order to change more rm....
So remember its better to pay in SGD while shopping in Tesco.
I think next time I must get SGD100 note so that i can change more rm there. kiasu Singaporean , haha

wuqi256
27-09-2011, 12:58 AM
What someone wrote to me, bros we need to take more responsibility for ourselves, simple questions like that are asked almost on a weekly basis. Either the person doesn't want to google or search for themselves or they are busier than you.

I really am up to my ears in work (which is why sometimes i reply around the clock)
but people like that really make me sad. They either don't want to find out for things themselves or let little little things stop them from getting to places they want.

I have avoided putting his name here and taken out other questions not related to this.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
my last PM to you was three weeks ago however you didn't reply...

are u avoiding me or something..?

anyway, hope u can reply on this question...

Is it necessary to learn Malay Language to survive over there..?
thanks..


Hi forummer, there are lots of PMs daily and i have a full time job and business. I was having log in problems as well. No one is avoiding you as there is nothing to avoid. This is not work so please don't state i have not replied to you for 3 weeks or add read receipts.

If you have urgent questions, you can post them on the forums. Lots of people would be keen to help you.

To reply to your question, It is not, i know not more than 3 words until now. This was already discussed and posted on the forum previously.

yonglip
27-09-2011, 01:13 AM
What someone wrote to me, bros we need to take more responsibility for ourselves, simple questions like that are asked almost on a weekly basis. Either the person doesn't want to google or search for themselves or they are busier than you.

I really am up to my ears in work (which is why sometimes i reply around the clock)
but people like that really make me sad. They either don't want to find out for things themselves or let little little things stop them from getting to places they want.

I have avoided putting his name here and taken out other questions not related to this.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
my last PM to you was three weeks ago however you didn't reply...

are u avoiding me or something..?

anyway, hope u can reply on this question...

Is it necessary to learn Malay Language to survive over there..?
thanks..


Hi forummer, there are lots of PMs daily and i have a full time job and business. I was having log in problems as well. No one is avoiding you as there is nothing to avoid. This is not work so please don't state i have not replied to you for 3 weeks or add read receipts.

If you have urgent questions, you can post them on the forums. Lots of people would be keen to help you.

To reply to your question, It is not, i know not more than 3 words until now. This was already discussed and posted on the forum previously.


Wow..din know u are hit with such frivoulous questions every day. I think it is your right not to answer them bro.

I hate to say this but such people may not be suitable to live in JB cos they expect everyone else to look after their smallest of needs...

wuqi256
27-09-2011, 01:20 AM
Thanks Yonglip, i am more than happy to help and no question is too big or small.
Only some issue is people expect responses from you as if you are working for them.

cleyeo
27-09-2011, 01:29 AM
[QUOTE=wuqi256;835819are u avoiding me or something..?

anyway, hope u can reply on this question...

Is it necessary to learn Malay Language to survive over there..?
thanks..


.[/QUOTE]

Cant help myself but laughing after seeing the question raised. (no offense)
maybe he/she never been to JB and he/she is asking a very general question about JB then it is understandable.

abugumgum
27-09-2011, 01:32 AM
This expectation is just too much.




Thanks Yonglip, i am more than happy to help and no question is too big or small.
Only some issue is people expect responses from you as if you are working for them.

euphony
27-09-2011, 01:38 AM
Thanks Yonglip, i am more than happy to help and no question is too big or small.
Only some issue is people expect responses from you as if you are working for them.

perhaps it is the spoon-fed culture brewed and honed to perfection through the years of education.
I can understand this exactly, when I teach the most common question is almost always 'can repeat?' and this was for the most mundane questions where answers can be found in the notes, on the accompanying textbook and on the net etc...

I think quite a number of us here made the effort to read through the whole collection of this thread and have benefited deeply. Put in the hardwork and the yield is manifolds. I spent weeks leaving the forum page open all the time progressing a few pages at a time and devouring the contents before I dared initiate any questions and contributions. Now am informed and enjoying life on the other side. Thanks everyone here for all the advice, information etc from page 1 till almost 500 whether constant or occasional pitcher...

wuqi256
27-09-2011, 01:49 AM
Thanks for the understanding, i have a day job, 9 people including my family and new staff depends on me for their daily bread. I am not important but i need to make sure they are all fed first. I can die anytime but i need to fulfil my obligation to them first.

I have no issues repeating or spoonfeeding REPEATEDLY but now people are expecting you to be replying to them promptly, send read receipt, etc. It really is a thankless job at times, staying up to reply when i can spend with family and my wife complains about this as well.


My quote to folks thinking of leaving SG for any country:

Ask yourself if you are really prepared for a journey to the beach if a single grain of sand is stopping your progress.

jasonjst
27-09-2011, 02:17 AM
Just cant understand why they can’t post the questions here, there are always people here knowledgeable enough to answer day-to-day question mah.

arsenal
27-09-2011, 02:25 AM
It is good that the quality and selling pricing is getting better with each new launch..

Few years ago when we have a discussion with friends on Iskandar, we were worried that every newly launched presincts are selling at same price or higher price with no difference in quality.. glad that Garmuda is managing it quite well.. I wish there is no compromise in security be it new or old prestincts but quality and price must always improve..




Hi mathstub bro,

If you're talking about Superlinks, the prices have always been high as compared to normal links, the last time HH launched superlinks was probably a year ago at The Golf, and it was already selling from between 650k to 800k and above. The last few intermediate superlinks at The Gateway were sold for close to 600K in 2008. Of course some of these units have golf view. Then again we can't compare launching prices between precincts as these units are launched in different years, not concurrently. The reason why the developer has priced it this high is mainly because prices have generally increased over time. To a lesser extent, i would say The Hills units are generally better in terms of topography with huge flat terrain, quality, size, design, landscape, management, security, layout of precinct, golf views, privacy and location as it is nearer to the club house. This is also why some of the well known top gov servants (including Johor top man chief minister) and sultan have units there. I would say the security is tight.

Over at The Gateway, last i heard, the Sri Lankan group has flipped most if not all of their 40 units. Most of the units are now owner occupied or rented out.

There's quite a lot of resale activity going on at The Golf, if you're a resident there, you would have noticed a cluster home owner driving a black Lamborghini, he stays there, some of these people drive cars that cost multiple times more than their home. I believe the prices are still sustainable at this level. :)

Leongsam
27-09-2011, 02:30 AM
To reply to your question, It is not, i know not more than 3 words until now. This was already discussed and posted on the forum previously.

It's your National Language. You should be reasonably fluent.

Investor
27-09-2011, 02:31 AM
No one likes to help those who don't want to(or too lazy to) help themselves.
One episode in Dream Potters(Channel 8) featured a mother and son who gave all kind of excuses so as not to work when the host of Dream Potters went thru much trouble and managed to find employers who are willing to employ the son. They refused to work for money and expect people to donate money to them?!?

Personally, I only like to help those who put in their effort to help themselves. Eg. Old or handicapped people going around selling tissue papers so as to make a living. Some might say that the cost of the tissue paper is very low and that they are selling it to you at a high price. The thing is, I don't even need the tissue paper and as long as they are willing to help themselves, I'm willing to help them.

congo9
27-09-2011, 02:32 AM
Hi,

All the pioneers here. I can see some condo development in Johor. Like Straits view Condo and Tebrau Residence near Tebrau City.

Can foreigners like us buy into it ?
Is it worth it to buy into it ?

arsenal
27-09-2011, 02:38 AM
Cant help myself but laughing after seeing the question raised. (no offense)
maybe he/she never been to JB and he/she is asking a very general question about JB then it is understandable.

Rough estimation, approx 80-90 % of Singaporeans still have no clue on Johor/Malaysia except all the negative reports they read from the papers..

I still haven't told my father on my purchase in Malaysia and group of old towkays that I occassionally golf with..they are certainly negative with Johor.. To me this is ok.. Our LKY is one of the first old folks who acknowledged there is a chance of success in Iskandar. We still have lots of rooms to invest in Malaysia when people dont believe in this place.. and even ask questions on Malay language as above.. but it is a good step forward when they start asking and learn from it..

arsenal
27-09-2011, 02:43 AM
Yes, foreigners sure can buy.. min rm 500K and above..


Hi,

All the pioneers here. I can see some condo development in Johor. Like Straits view Condo and Tebrau Residence near Tebrau City.

Can foreigners like us buy into it ?
Is it worth it to buy into it ?

arsenal
27-09-2011, 02:48 AM
It's your National Language. You should be reasonably fluent.

If I can get a PR in Malaysia, I will certainly learn hard to master the language... (how many Malaysia PRs in Singapore are keen to give up both their family citizenships? I only know several who work in public sector)

arsenal
27-09-2011, 02:50 AM
Recently I found out that the latest TRANSACTED price for Gateway Semi-Ds with golf views are selling for RM 1.4 million. It seems that a RM 2 million transacted price for semi-ds are very possible about 2-3 years down the road with the 2012 tipping point, Coastal Highway and Legoland and other amenties fully operational. My advice to owners is to hold your properties indefinitely and if u really must sell, do it in 2013. Never sell cheaply.

I heard from the HH sales that one of the gateway semi-d facing golf is renting to some expatriate at approx 12K RM...

Investor
27-09-2011, 02:57 AM
Talking about investment in Iskandar, below are more good news;

Wenzhou Municipal People's Government - Delegation members interested in 8 areas in Iskandar
http://my.news.yahoo.com/irda-spread-investments-iskandar-malaysia-flagship-zones-064446507.html

Vice mayor of Wenzhou Municipal People’s Government, Xu Yu Fei,
said the delegation members were interested in eight areas in Iskandar Malaysia
for collaboration.
She said the areas were agricultural, shoe industry, hardware, furniture,
electronic appliances, fashion, car and motorcycle parts and property industry.
The delegation would be in Malaysia until Sept 18 to promote its "Going Out"
strategy for China''s enterprises.

Beijing developer to invest RM2b in Medini Iskandar
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BTIMES/articles/23ISKAY/Article/#ixzz1YnvVjKsw
Published: 2011/09/24

KUALA LUMPUR: Iskandar Malaysia is set to receive some RM2 billion investments from a Beijing-based real estate developer.

Zhuoda Real Estate Group yesterday signed two memoranda of understanding with Iskandar Investment Bhd (IIB) to buy land and develop mixed residential and commercial projects in Medini, IIB's flagship development in Iskandar Malaysia.

The first deal is for the development of a residential project at Medini North, with Zhuoda buying a plot of land there for US$53 million (RM158 million) and investing another US$389 million (RM1.2 billion) to develop it.

The second one is for Zhuoda to lease 40,000 square metres for about US$24 million (RM70.8 million) and invest another US$169 million (RM520 million) to develop it.

"The definitive agreements are scheduled to be signed at the 3rd World Chinese Economic Forum in Kuala Lumpur on November 3," IIB said in a statement released in Beijing yesterday.

The project in Medini North, the leisure and tourism destination in Iskandar Malaysia, will be a joint venture between IIB's subsidiary Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MIMSB) and Zhuoda.

To be 80 per cent owned by Zhuoda, the joint-venture company will build residential units on about 73,000 sq m site.

IIB president and chief executive officer Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim said this is the first major investment by a Chinese property development company in Iskandar Malaysia.

"Bilateral trade between China and Malaysia is expected to rise to at least US$80 billion (RM239.7 billion) in 2011 and IIB's partnership with Zhuoda will further support the efforts by both governments in promoting two-way investment between the two countries," he said in the statement.

Zhuoda chief operating officer Yang Han Qing said the company, established 18 years ago, has a total asset value of US$7.8 billion (RM24.1 billion) and net asset value of US$6.6 billion (RM20.2 billion).

"This signing is a milestone for Zhuoda's initial overseas investment and a landmark in Zhuoda's history to become a globalised company," Yang said.

According to the Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Iskandar Malaysia has recorded a total cumulative investment of US$25 billion (RM75.96 billion) from November 2006 to June 30 2011. Foreign investments accounted for 40 per cent of this amount.

Grago
27-09-2011, 03:21 AM
No one likes to help those who don't want to(or too lazy to) help themselves.One episode in Dream Potters(Channel 8) featured a mother and son who gave all kind of excuses so as not to work when the host of Dream Potters went thru much trouble and managed to find employers who are willing to employ the son. They refused to work for money and expect people to donate money to them?!?Personally, I only like to help those who put in their effort to help themselves. Eg. Old or handicapped people going around selling tissue papers so as to make a living. Some might say that the cost of the tissue paper is very low and that they are selling it to you at a high price. The thing is, I don't even need the tissue paper and as long as they are willing to help themselves, I'm willing to help them.I AGREE with you.

wuqi256
27-09-2011, 03:58 AM
Recently I found out that the latest TRANSACTED price for Gateway Semi-Ds with golf views are selling for RM 1.4 million. It seems that a RM 2 million transacted price for semi-ds are very possible about 2-3 years down the road with the 2012 tipping point, Coastal Highway and Legoland and other amenties fully operational. My advice to owners is to hold your properties indefinitely and if u really must sell, do it in 2013. Never sell cheaply.

Yes, prices have definitely gone north. My learned retired neighbour sold his at 1.4m very recently and its a 2 storey semi-d.

Interestingly, the locals are really getting into the action while most of us are still clueless. The Great leader have spoken and only now some are taking heed. Got bombarded with questions through my company email so asked them to send to my private email instead. I still have folks coming to me and ask, how come Jalan Ambang 1 no one buy ah, looks so empty,aiyah sure no one buy one. How much ah? 100k SGD can get? I am sure can what, i heard others selling 20 years ago.

I just smile weakly these days to people who can't look beyond or look ahead. I smile not because i feel they are silly, i smile because i feel sad that these are people who does not need/want to be helped.

cathylmg
27-09-2011, 04:16 AM
What someone wrote to me, bros we need to take more responsibility for ourselves, simple questions like that are asked almost on a weekly basis. Either the person doesn't want to google or search for themselves or they are busier than you.

I really am up to my ears in work (which is why sometimes i reply around the clock)
but people like that really make me sad. They either don't want to find out for things themselves or let little little things stop them from getting to places they want.

I have avoided putting his name here and taken out other questions not related to this.

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my last PM to you was three weeks ago however you didn't reply...

are u avoiding me or something..?

anyway, hope u can reply on this question...

Is it necessary to learn Malay Language to survive over there..?
thanks..


Hi forummer, there are lots of PMs daily and i have a full time job and business. I was having log in problems as well. No one is avoiding you as there is nothing to avoid. This is not work so please don't state i have not replied to you for 3 weeks or add read receipts.

If you have urgent questions, you can post them on the forums. Lots of people would be keen to help you.

To reply to your question, It is not, i know not more than 3 words until now. This was already discussed and posted on the forum previously.

When talking about moving to a foreign country, it means we are pretty much on our own. Not all are suitable for this endevours as a certain amount of independency is needed. This is very different from the spoon fed mentality that we are so used to back home. Nobody owns anybody as living. :)

Having said that, do remember that we are foreigners in a foreign land. There is a saying of 'no man is an island'. I'd say that we (if not all) still need each others support inordered to thrive well. So if bro wuqi is not free to help around, maybe the poster should post it in this forum so that some of us here can help out instead. ;)

wuqi256
27-09-2011, 04:58 AM
Hi Cathy, don't get me wrong, i am more than happy to help out whenever i can but there is only one of me. I have been helping out with my limited knowledge and even more limited expertise. I will always reply to every PM i get but i can only do so much. I am not upset at all, i am actually sad that i can't help more or fast enough with my daily commitments.

Thats why i am asking, if its a simple straightforward question that is neither sensitive, time sensitive or confidential, just post on the forum. Learning Malay is actually one of the better questions. The issue here is people ask and want quick responses, if its that urgent and you need a quick reply then just post on the forum to get a quick response.

I get asked classic questions like:

1. Directions and where is Iskandar? Can guarantee i will be safe or not?
2. Is it safe? Can guarantee no plantations on the highway?
3. 5 metres from CW3 bus is safe or not. Can guarantee their safety or not from the CW3 to their parked cars?
4. Are houses still 100k MYR? Can guarantee make money or not
5. Are there ghosts in the new houses, are there thieves at every corner? Can guarantee clean or not?

I am only a man and not a particularly smart or gifted person, my wife has no issues pointing out 23 million faults that i have daily.
I do not have psychic powers and please kindly pardon me if i take a while to respond.

Whathefish
27-09-2011, 05:21 AM
Wuqi256 Bro,

Relax, you've done a good job and no need to be upset over people who took you for granted. Just ignore them in PMs and direct them to the main threads. Either they take the time to search through the thread, or others can help too.

A lot of us here who had benefited in one way or another are very grateful to you, even w/o knowing who you are in real life. God bless and may you continue to be a shinning beacon for many :)

mallow
27-09-2011, 05:58 AM
It's your National Language. You should be reasonably fluent.

mmm ... 'should' ... The reality is that this has never been encouraged. In schools today, this is offered only to secondary school students who have done well in two other langauges. Prior to the 1980s, bazaar Malay was happily used by most people, it being such an easy language to learn and so expressive with even a single work eg 'shiok'!

The powers decided that all dialects should be suppressed and Mandarin only should be spoken in the Speak Mandarin Campaign, 1979: 講華語運動 - this translated to mostly the death of dialects and with that vast swathes of genuine culture brought over from all over China, because parents were so terrified that their children would lose out in school. Nursery rhymes, songs, little tales .. all lost. The disaster extended to grandchildren being unable to communicate with their grandparents, and this was ignored.

This also put paid to the authentic development of our own Singaporean culture with Malay-dialect words and phrases like "buay tahan". A simple example of forcing the language is kway teow however spelt, as it does not exist as a dish in Beijing.

While I loathe the garbling of grammar and torture of regular pronunciation of English, what has developed in the use of loan words into Standard English as used in Singapore [yet to be defined since no one has been given or taken that role to pronounce on what Standard Singapore English is] gives our brand of English authenticity, something so lacking with us, till even the Merlion is now a "symbol of Singapore"; and as for the re-writing of our history ... . I am glad to use such words as "dhoby - dobi" for laundryman, gasak buta, kena, Alamak!, kaki, gostan and so on. No doubt these may one day disappear as language evolves, but till then let the FT blend in with us and learn those too!

With FT now almost overtaking citizens, the Malay language as a National Language is unlikely to be restored as the lingua franca of Singapore, however simplified it was as we used it. Considering how expressive and easy the language is to learn, and how many millions in Indonesia and Malaysia, our closest neighbours, speak it, this is a pity.

I slaved preparing these two items on how to speak Malay - make a happy start in Malay with these:

http://www.puterim.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=61:languages&Itemid=53

yonglip
27-09-2011, 07:39 AM
Rough estimation, approx 80-90 % of Singaporeans still have no clue on Johor/Malaysia except all the negative reports they read from the papers..

I still haven't told my father on my purchase in Malaysia and group of old towkays that I occassionally golf with..they are certainly negative with Johor.. To me this is ok.. Our LKY is one of the first old folks who acknowledged there is a chance of success in Iskandar. We still have lots of rooms to invest in Malaysia when people dont believe in this place.. and even ask questions on Malay language as above.. but it is a good step forward when they start asking and learn from it..

Cannot agree with you more.

I just had a Sporean friend who commented last week "Give me free also don't want!", when he was asked whether he wants to buy a house in JB...and this coming from someone who is married to a M'sian!

Sadly, their mentaility is fixated on a simple fact - Many M'sians are trying to get out of their country by seeking PR here. You must be crazy to be trying to get in!..

What they fail to see is the end of the loop - for many of the M'sians that is trying to seek a better life in Sing, they have a string of simple goals -

study in Sing ---> get Sing PR/citizenship ---> hold a Sing Job ---> make good Sing Money ----> buy a Sing Flat ---->buy a landed M'sia home ---->rent out Sing Flat ---->retire in M'sia.

We are just several steps ahead of them...thats all.

Cheers.

yonglip
27-09-2011, 07:58 AM
Talking about investment in Iskandar, below are more good news;

Wenzhou Municipal People's Government - Delegation members interested in 8 areas in Iskandar
http://my.news.yahoo.com/irda-spread-investments-iskandar-malaysia-flagship-zones-064446507.html

.

This is just the tip of the ice-berg. The "Red Army Effect" has not really bloomed in Iskandar yet. The mainlanders like just about anything that is chopped "Singapore"... Once they see Temasek developing a part of Iskandar, they will want a piece of the action too....the M'sians know this, thats why they welcome Temasek with open arms. And when that happens,....all bros here better be prepared for the rocket ride...Its really UP UP away...in price that is...hahaha.

Investor
27-09-2011, 09:15 AM
Rough estimation, approx 80-90 % of Singaporeans still have no clue on Johor/Malaysia except all the negative reports they read from the papers..

I still haven't told my father on my purchase in Malaysia and group of old towkays that I occassionally golf with..they are certainly negative with Johor.. To me this is ok.. Our LKY is one of the first old folks who acknowledged there is a chance of success in Iskandar. We still have lots of rooms to invest in Malaysia when people dont believe in this place.. and even ask questions on Malay language as above.. but it is a good step forward when they start asking and learn from it..


Cannot agree with you more.

We are just several steps ahead of them...thats all.

That's what I believe in too. We have so much time to invest in Iskandar ahead of others and make the most profit out of it(in terms of percentage) simply because people, Singaporeans and Malaysians alike, do not believe in the capability and follow-thru effort of the Malaysian Government.

Since last year, judging from the cumulative investments into Iskandar(especially Nusajaya) and the Malaysian Government's effort and funding to improve in areas like Public safety(Police Dept), infrastrutures(eg. multi billion ringgit highways and State Admin Centre etc), publicity of Iskandar Region etc etc. My own view since then is that there is a much much higher chance for Nusajaya(I dare not say the whole of Iskandar) to be a success than to fail.

What I think is the same as you guys, which is - As Nusajaya develops and safety of the region improves, more Singaporeans and Malaysians(even those from say KL and Penang) will slowly get to know about Nusajaya and visit the tourist attractions located in Nusajaya(Like Legoland, Indoor theme park, LifeStyle Mall etc). They will finally see for themselves that this place is indeed a very nice place in Malaysia to 'Live, Work and Play'. In fact, being a totally brand new city built with careful planning, it might even be the nicest city in the whole of Malaysia. By that time(2012 tipping point), not just Singaporeans but even richer Malaysians themselves would want to have a piece of the best which their own country has to offer, even if it's just a weekend home.

Many of my friends who are businessmen in JB and can afford to invest in a few properties with their pocket money have not even visited Nusajaya yet. Why? Simply because they have the same mindset as Singaporeans in terms of the capabilities of their own Government. So rest assure that many people, even Malaysians in Johor Bahru, haven't even seen Nusajaya yet, let alone rich Malaysians from all over the country.

Oh yah I've met a Malaysian couple(both working in Sg) at the launch of Impiana Condo outside East Ledang last Sunday. They have a weekend home in Leisure Farm for the past 3 years and only just found out about Nusajaya's progress very recently(or maybe they didn't bother to find out about Nusajaya until recent happenings and publicity). They were at the launch for investment opportunity in Nusajaya's properties. When I asked them whether or not they have visited the beautiful Kota Iskandar and Puteri Harbour, their answer was, 'Where is that??'.

Luckily for us, there's the capable PM Najib, the man who walks the talk, the man of action.

Batok Seri
27-09-2011, 09:36 AM
Considering how expressive and easy the language is to learn, and how many millions in Indonesia and Malaysia, our closest neighbours, speak it, this is a pity.

http://www.puterim.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=61:languages&Itemid=53

Its never too late. Very easy to pick up. Uses Roman alphabet with efficient phonetic spelling.
No feminine/masculine.
No present tense, past tense "Yesterday I go market, today I go market, tomorrow I go market."
Bahasa Indonesia is actually Malay. When my mother in law speaks Javanese, I can only listen out for my name and hope she's saying only good things.

Back in Spore when we were younger, one of my closest buddies who don't speak the language really busted my gut.
He claimed he had just been to the best makan place in Malaysia the night before.
When asked where, what road or landmark.
He proclaimed with the pride of someone who had just discovered his very own gourmet heaven..

"I forgot the name of the place but it was at Jalan Sehala, Johor Bahru."

ginfreely
27-09-2011, 09:52 AM
Good find.

Video clip.
Please do look up other great Petronas holiday greeting clips on youtube. Universal application. Regardless Malay, Chinese, Sporeans or Malaysians, all will be touched. Little lost in subtitle translation.

MACS renewal
Note, unlike passport. 1 year starts from date of renewal not date of expiry. So renew as close to expiry as you can. Should be no prob if you cross daily at KSAB (2nd link). Just be ready with exact RM30.

Hehe i decided to buy it for try, cost less than the Osim replacement filter. Hey it is not bad, has a filtered spray, unlike the Osim filtered water is in one stream, only unfiltered water has spray.

Hey you know anything about the water tank cleaning? I'm curious how people keep the tangki on top of their houses clean? If not cleaned, wouldn't the water very dirty?! Hehe no experience on this as whole life in Singapore lived in high rise!

Investor
27-09-2011, 09:56 AM
"I forgot the name of the place but it was at Jalan Sehala, Johor Bahru."
:D LOL... That's funny.

checkers
27-09-2011, 09:56 AM
Asking questions to clarify doubts can only help that much. Best is to go down to experience it for yourself.
Have been to jb very frequently since june this year - that was the very first time we heard of bukit indah . Have visited some of the eateries recommended on this forum and of course various properties. I must say JB is very livable and accessible. The journey has been an exciting one. And my next to do list is picking up the Malay Language. Cheers!