Daily Archives: 4 July, 2011

10th July 2011 – Movie Sharing

Movie Sharing – Pay It Forward

A young boy devised a plan to promote kindness among people, with the belief that this plan can reach out to the whole world. Could this plan be successful? Or will it be another dream that will never come true?

Join us in this movie to find out if it is possible to make a simple dream turn into reality. We will also do a discussion on this movie after the screening.

**Buddhism Activity**

Date: 10th July 2011 (Sunday)

Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Venue: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery,

Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, Classroom 5

*RSVP via youth@kmspks.org with your name,gender,age and contact  is required.

July 2011 Entertainment Events,St James Power Station,Singapore

Link to Details

Special Guest/Artist of the Month Gabriel Lynch (Fri, 8 Jul | 7pm – 9pm | Plaza, SAM at 8Q)

Description
Date: Friday, 8 July 2011
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Plaza, Singapore Art Museum at 8Q
Fee: Free admission

If you would like to perform on OOOM @ SAM, please email nhb_sam_programs@nhb.gov.sg to register. Slots are limited to 20 performers per session. The best performer stands to win a Creative gadget courtesy of Creative. The first 12 performers will each receive a $500 Maestro Guitars voucher.   The first 3 performers will also get an early bird gift from Maestro Guitars.

TERMINAL BERSEPADU SELATAN (TBS) Bus Terminal for Coach in KL, Kuala Lumpur ,Malaysia

Inside TBS

TERMINAL BERSEPADU SELATAN (TBS)

Newly opened (January 2011) Bus terminal for south-bound buses (Melaka, Singapore etc.) in Bandar Tasik Selatan in southern Kuala Lumpur. The high-end and revolutionary 570-million Ringgit bus terminal suppose to looks and operates more like an airport with a centralized ticketing system. The TBS bus terminal is located about 20min south of the KL city centre. It is however conveniently linked to ERL (KLIA Transit express train, connecting KL Sentral and the airport), KTM Komuter train and LRT. There are also intercity buses, taxis and city buses. The terminal has 55 platform bays and 110 holding bays and 1,800 seats in the terminal. Passenger will be able to buy tickets for any bus company at the ticket counter and receive a boarding pass with their name. Information of bus departure times and gates are displayed at various screens throughout the terminal. It is also planned that travellers can book their tickets online through the TBS website.

The different Coach Ticketing Counter

More counters..

Waiting area for the Coach Arrival

"Departure Gate"

How to get to BTS/TBS:

  • LRT: take Ampang line towards Sri Petaling, get off at Bandar Tasik Selation
  • KTM: take Seremban line, get off at Bandar Tasik Selation
  • ERL: take KLIA transit, get off at Bandar Tasik Selation from the train station there is a bridge that directly connects to the bus terminal

Breakfast in JB, Malaysia over weekend

The small corner

Arrived here around 8am to have breakfast. It is such a crowd..

Traditional Malay Laksi Lemak @MY1 with egg, chilli and very little Ikan Billis

Traditional Half Boiled Kampong Egg with mix of pepper and light soy sauce. Pipping hot!!

A simple breakfast of such with a cup of coffee cost total of MY3.

Opposite this shop is their traditional  bread shop where they bring over the freshly baked white slice of bread for toast .. what nice fragrance!!

This place is very near to Johor, Malaysia custom from the Woodland, Singapore side. Need to walk about 25mins to reach here where they formerly wanted to convert this place to tourist spot like the Malacca lane but somehow it was not successful. However, within there are few very traditional shop houses earning their income from the office workers here. For there are many major banks and companies in this nearby vicinity.

Rating: 7/10

Travel from Singapore to Malaysia and within Singapore/Malaysia

Click for Promotions and Important Points to Note

Singapore Buses to Johor (vice versa) 

SBS Bus 170 Route:  Queen Street Bus Station (Singapore) or the bus-stop along Rochor Canal Road (just after Sim Lim Square,Singapore)  via Kranji MRT(Singapore)  to Larkin Terminal, Johor, Malaysia

SBS Bus 160 Route:  Jurong East Interchange (Singapore)  via Kranji MRT(Singapore)  to Kotaraya and @old JB train station, Johor, Malaysia

SMRT Bus 950 Route:  Woodlands MRT via Marsiling MRT(Singapore) to Kotaraya and @old JB train station, Johor, Malaysia

SMRT Bus 950 Route:  Woodlands MRT via Marsiling MRT(Singapore) to Kotaraya and @old JB train station, Johor, Malaysia

*For more details on the schedules and changes, pls refer to http://www.transitlink.com.sg/

Getting Around Within Singapore 

Guided Direction     Singapore Street Directory

Train Taxi Bus by SMRT     Some more Public Transport

Singapore Transport Guide via mobile handphone

Promotion hope that can be of useful

Locate for places to eat

List of Singapore Markets and Hawker Centres

Causeway Bus Services Travelling between Johor to Singapore (vice versa) 

CW1 Larkin Bus Terminal (Johor)<–> Kotaraya  (Johor)<–> Kranji MRT  Station  (Singapore)

Route: Larkin Bus Terminal (Malaysia),Kotaraya II Bus Terminal (Malaysia),Johor Bahru Custom (Malaysia),Woodlands Custom (Singapore),Kranji MRT Station (Singapore)

CW2 Larkin Bus Terminal  (Johor)<–> Queen Street(Singapore)

Route: Larkin Bus Terminal (Malaysia),Johor Bahru Custom (Malaysia),Woodlands Custom (Singapore),Queen Street (Singapore)

CW3 Perling Mall  (Johor)– Bukit Indah (Johor) — Jurong East Bus & MRT Interchange (Singapore)

Route:  Taman Bukit Indah (Malaysia), Gelang Patah (Malaysia), Sultan Abu Bakar Custom (Malaysia), Jurong East (Singapore)

CW3S Sutera Mall (Johor) <–> Jurong East(Singapore)

Route: Sutera Mall (Malaysia), Taman Bukit Indah (Malaysia), Sultan Abu Bakar Custom (Malaysia), Jurong East (Singapore)

CW4 Pontian – Gelang Patah – Jurong East

Route: Pontian (Malaysia), Gelang Patah (Malaysia), Sultan Abu Bakar Custom (Malaysia), Jurong East (Singapore)

CW4S Sutera Mall <–> Gelang Patah <–> Jurong East

Route: Sutera Mall (Malaysia), Gelang Patah (Malaysia), Sultan Abu Bakar Custom (Malaysia), Jurong East (Singapore)

CW5 Johor Bahru Customs <–> Newton Circus

Route: Johor Bahru Custom (Malaysia), Woodlands Custom (Singapore), Newton Circus (Singapore)

Pls note that the bus will stop at the Singapore checkpoint and follow by the Malaysian checkpoint (vice versa). The bus will not wait for you whilst you clear the respective immigration, so take all your belongings with you. Keep your bus ticket and hop on the next bus (of the same company and at the last immigration clearance/checkpoint of the two, check the bus number and to confirm ask the driver if it is the destination you are going for) which comes along. You don’t have to pay again.

*For more details on the schedules and changes, pls refer to  http://www.causewaylink.com.my/singapore-bus

*For buses within Johor, Malaysia, pls refer to http://www.causewaylink.com.my/route-services

*For express buses from Singapore/Johor, Malaysia to other area/states of Malaysia, pls refer to below


http://www.causewaylink.com.my/iskandar-malaysia-bus

Senai Airport http://www.senaiairport.com/, in Johor State.

Getting to Singapore from Senai Airport:
1) Board the White bus to City Lounge (Kotaraya Bus Terminal).
2) From City Lounge, board CW1 to Johor Bahru Custom.
3) At Johor Bahru Custom, you can board either one of the following bus to Singapore:
a) CW1 will take you to Kranji MRT Station eventually.
b) CW2 will take you to Queen Street eventually.
**Travelling time takes about 40 – 60 minutes
Via Express Coach

Below are the list of link for Online booking of Coach to and within Malaysia

http://www.singaporemalaysiabus.com/first_coach.html

http://www.causewaylink.com.my/booking.php

http://www.fivestarsonline.com/coach_booking/coach_listing.php

http://www.easibook.com/

For more details about travel in Johor, pls refer to http://wikitravel.org/en/Johor_Bahru#b

Beware when you reach Lakin Bus Terminal there are also many buses from there to other part of Malaysia. Personally I have got tricked to purchase much more expensive ticket to KL stating that I need not have to wait and there is coach set off immediately, however, I ended up waited in the coach for an hour and worst of all it had few stops over and reach KL much later than I expected. So do remember to ask at least a few counters for the price, time of the coach departure for comparison first before you rush into purchase of the ticket  if you want to take bus from Larkin.

Via Air (Budget Airlines)

http://www.jetstar.com/sg/en/home

http://www.airasia.com/sg/en/home.html

http://www.tigerairways.com/

Personally I take more of Jetstar or AirAsia to Malaysia as after much comparison so far the total charges included all tax, services, admin & miscellaneous charges respectively these 2 are the more cost effective. For you to compare and share too ; )

Via Railway Train  (How to get there?)

Singapore Train to Malaysia has relocated .  Actual location and getting there

More information about Singapore and Malaysia train station

Online Railway Train Ticket  (For you to explore. Personally have not use this site to book any ticket before.)

KTM Railway Route  You can still refer to this reference as a rough guide just that the Railway Route from Singapore has changed to Woodland instead of Keppel Road.

Other information that may be of useful 

Singapore Road Traffic & Checkpoints

Travel

Disclaimer: This is only gather and consolidate all relevant source of information to facilitate all to get info at ease and for my own references as well. I don’t get to earn any from these provider at all.

Pls also share your experiences and know about getting around here too for me to learn as well. Thanks!

 

Click here for Promotions and Offers in Singapore

 

Chinese Wedding Dinner in Klang

In Klang Chinese culture the night before the Wedding commence, there is this night celebration event with family, relatives and friends at the Groom’s house. The celebration is to have sumptuous dinner together.  For such in the Western Culture it’s Bachelor Night. In this case of my relative, they cater for Nonya Buffet starting from 7pm till midnight to feast and drink. The house is new. There are 2 units owned by them but one of them is used as storage purpose only while the other one is for accommodation. These two units are just separated by a small road.

Next day come the wedding dinner..

Restaurant Details

The restaurant looks new, the decoration is nicer and more grand than the rest of other Chinese Restaurant that I have attended. There is a common saying for good food go for the restaurant but do not expect good ambiance and setting. There is nothing about ‘grand’ and ‘pose’ in any of the Chinese Restaurant setting. And if you want   ‘grand’ and ‘pose’  environment then opt for Hotel. In this case, this venue has the mix but still not to the high class hotel standard yet.

The Stage

There are about 70 tables, each can accommodate 10 guests ie 700 guests.

The Dinning Hall

Camera man and Video man

The Ceiling Decor

Near the restaurant counter

In Action

Table Setting

Tea Glass

The Dishes for the night

Restaurant Address

Food is average.

Photos are taken by handphone.. no photo for dish taken as we are all too busy eating..

Rating 7/10