22 October 2014

KSL City Mall (Johor Bahru)

Shopping in Johor Bahru? Besides City Square Mall, there is another shopping mall nearby which is known as KSL City Mall. Consisting of more outlets and a hypermarket for grocery shopping, you'll probably spend a whole day there. You could go for a movie at MBO Cinemas or have a karaoke session with your friends at Kbox Plus.
How to get there?
Address: 33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru
Website: http://www.kslcity.com.my/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kslcity

According to the website, you could take the Shuttle Bus from Johor Bahru Central to KSL City Mall and vice versa. The transport is provided by the shopping mall.

Alternatively, you could pay and take the taxi to reach the shopping mall within half an hour. It's a short ride to the mall from City Square Mall.

If you are driving and looking for direction.
From Singapore Tuas Checkpoint and after Malaysia Checkpoint.
Drive towards JB Sentral and you'll see Johor Bahru City Square on your right.
Continue driving straight, keep right towards Kota Tinggi / Desaru.
Drive straight towards Kuala Lumpur.
Along the way, you'll see Pelangi Mall and you'd need to keep left.
Filter left towards Jalan Harimau that is in the opposite direction of Pelangi Mall.
Drive straight and keep right.
You'll see "KSL City" and turn right towards Jalan Seladang where the shopping mall is located. 

What's there at KSL City?
Shopping! Pushcart selling Hello Kitty items.
There are a few pushcarts that sell handphone covers and accessories.
Events are held during certain occassions.
More shopping!
Food! Penang Laksa!
There are also quite a number of restaurants to choose for dining.
Blackball is opened in KSL City too!
Egg waffles which is my favourite!
Grocery shopping! Tesco at KSL City is quite big.

15 October 2014

Go Grandriders 不老骑士 (Documentary film)

Would you still dare to dream when you are 80 years old?
I chanced upon this Taiwan's documentary film and was very impressed by the 17 senior Taiwanese motorcyclists who were featured in the film. With a dream to be fulfilled, they embarked on their most daring adventure by riding around Taiwan on a 13 days journey. It was their spirit and positive mindset that made me wanting to write the post about this film. I even got the urge to join them for the ride after watching this heartwarming film.
The journey was realized for them by Hondao Senior Citizen's Welfare Foundation (弘道老人福利基金会). Personally, I thought it was such a great and kind gesture of the Foundation to help the elders to realize their dreams. Initially, the elders might not have been considered medically fit to carry out this journey. 2 of them had cancer, 4 of them require hearing aid, 5 of them have high blood pressure and the journey could be wearisome for them. Nonetheless, with the assistance of the Foundation, the elders started to ride!
I understand the excitement and the bonding session of having rides together. It can be tiring and scary at times. It wasn't easy for them to ride in harsh weathers. Be it in the rain or under the sun, they had to be alert at all times to keep a lookout for oncoming vehicles. It was physically demanding for them but they continued the journey. Thumbs up for them!

Team Leader, Grandpa He (何清桐爷爷)
The only lady rider!
Grandma Ying Mei (映美奶奶)
The Couple Rider
Grandpa Zhang and Grandma Ying Mei
(弘道爷爷 and 映美奶奶)
They also had enjoyable times during the journey. Stopping at the homes to visit other elders, having a bike race at the arcade and some fun moments together.
Grandpa Wang, Grandpa Huang, Grandpa Tan
Grandpa Lai (赖爷爷)
What's more after this journey? The seniors were invited to the States to hitch a ride from San Jose to Los Angeles. They were the passengers on the motorcycles of the BMW Club of Northern California's club members.
See who the riders are!

Photos were taken from Go Grandriders Facebook and GoGrandriders Youtube!
Thank you for producing this film! It is definitely a film not to be missed.
A touching film that will make you cry!
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together is a reality." - John Lennon

29 September 2014

Kukup Ayer Masin Holiday Resort 海上冷气度假屋 (龟咯咸水港)

I was privileged to visit Kukup Ayer Masin Holiday Resort on a weekend and took some photos to share. The resort is very spacious and consists of a combination of 4 stilt houses and a multi-purpose hall. Each stilt house could accommodate about 10 to 20+ persons. It will be a good choice for organising team bonding activities at this resort as it could accommodate about 100 persons.
There is also a big space in front of the houses where we park our bikes. 
 During sunset, the view at the resort is beautiful.
 Once you reached Kukup and usually after lunch, the resort will arrange for the ferry to transport you to the accommodation. Alternatively, you could also take a stroll there.
 Each stilt house contains at least 3 bedrooms and what I do like about the room is that they each comes with the bathroom en suite.
 During the stay at the resort, have some mahjong sessions.
An open concept KTV room! 
Even the kitchen is spacious too.
You could also enjoy fishing at the resort.
When the night comes, enjoy the fireworks or light up the Kong Ming lanterns.
Time to pamper yourself! 
Inform the person-in-charge that you are interested in the body massage or foot reflexology.
(Fees are paid separately.)
Manicure and Pedicure are also available at the resort, just inform the person-in-charge that you are interested in these services. (Fees are paid separately.)
Keen to order the Crystal Jelly? They'll have them ready for you.
  Home Made Bakery is also available which includes Kueh Lapis, Crispy Almond, Chocolate Almond Cookies, Traditional Pandan Kaya, etc.
 Getting something special? Buy the Durian Heong Peah.
The resort provides transportation from Singapore to Kukup at a minimum of 10 pax. 
The place is ideal for family gathering and some quality bonding time together. I'd suggest making reservation with the resort as early as 1 to 2 months ahead. The peak period is usually end of the year.
Contact the Resort to make your booking now!
Where exactly is it located?
No. 79, Ayer Masin, Kukup, Pontian Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +6012 754 2144 (Hom Boon Kok) / +6016 745 7997 (Koh Bee Hwa) / +607 6960504 (Direct owner, no agent)