Showing posts from September, 2015

The Italian Gelato, Takashimaya, Singapore & The Case Study

Italian Gelato? What is that? 

I was in Singapore for a business trip with my housemate and we walked thru the lower ground of Takashimaya to cool ourselves from the humid and burning Singapore. Then, we accidentally stopped at this Italian Gelato & Coffee (I would say a kiosk or mini bar) which is located very near with a bakery and water fountain there. 

Without hesitating, I ordered 2 gelatos for us, Forest Berries flavour for me and Mango flavour for my housemate. Well, this is my first gelato in my life and I think it taste pure, flavourful and yum! Since the temperature in the Takashimaya is very chill, our gelato was not easily melting too. 

Other than strawberry & mango flavour, they have other flavours too such as Green Apple, Cookies & Cream, Apple Pie (which is the flavour of the week), Mama Cookies (which is special of the day) and many more.

Okay. So back to my earlier question. What is Italian Gelato? 

Actually, it is a twist tongue language. Gelato is the Italian…

Crossing to Singapore via JB Sentral - CIQ in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Hi guys,

I was in Singapore on last weekend for market survey for my new business. Out from normal, we decided to park our car in Johor Bahru (easily known as JB by Malaysian) and will take bus from CIQ (the immigration Malaysia immigration check point to Kranji in Singapore.

Crossing border can be very easy if you are choosing the right time. Please avoid peak time like in the morning and evening and there are alot of people are rushing to work on both side of CIQ traffic, Singapore & Malaysia.

To save money from paying an overnight parking at JB Sentral, I parked my car at Suria City Hotel which is located about 10 or 15 minutes walking to the CIQ. It is a free limited parking and I assumed it is safe. LOL, hopefully the hotel parking don't get cramped after you read this article.

So, after changing money at a money changer at JB Sentral, we walked thru the escalator heading to the Malaysia immigration electronic counter (non Malaysian will need to proceed to manual passpor…