Earning Singapore Dollars
Earning Singapore Dollars is the top main purpose and why exist of Johor Baharu, many crossed the border daily to work in Singapore for its higher currency, why, because Malaysia's economy dropped badly from 1:1 in currency exchange in 70s to nearly 2.5:1 today year 2006.
On the border custom, I saw thousands of pedestrians, cars and bikes queuing up with extreme helpless facial expressions. The moment I entered, I read in newspaper about many housewives travelling 200+ kilometers (one way) from Kluang daily by bus to work in Singapore, why? Because they earn RM500+ monthly in Malaysia, but can earn 4 times more over the next border. But I don't want to talk too much in this, some peoples cannot accept criticism, they might want to send email to re-educate me.
The new JB Custom, Immigration and Quarantine Comp
This is the picture of the New Custom, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) in Johore Baru taken from the newly built bridge that was part of the Southern Integrated Gateway, but still not operational yet.The CIQ will be largest of its kind in Malaysia…it occupies an area of 232,237 square metres.
I gather this information at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Integrated_Gateway
For those who are interested to know more please visit the link above. Food, Friends & Families!
In your backpack
Deuber Camping Bag--MY favourite 2-3 T-shirts, one long-sleeve sweater, jeans, windbreaker, track suit, thick socks, good trekking shoes and gloves. Iodine, Salt, Ammonia Crystals, Plasters, Triangle Bandage, Chlorine Tablets, sulphur, paracetamol, nasal spray, insect repellent, cotton wool and talcum powder(dry bath) Anti-frost/mist Camera Tent, poncho, ground sheet, lighter, firestarter, torch(powerful), can opener, swiss knife, mesh tins, glucose tablets and water bottles Chocolates--destress agent :) and also provide sufficient fats(energy) as you dont really want to eat after the workout.
Palm Resort Golf & Country Club
The course comprises of three 18-holes ie the Allamanda, Cempaka and Melati which are named after the flourishing flora in the area... All the three 18-holes are designed by the world-renowned Hiromasa Inagawa play to par 72...
The Allamanda 18 play to 6,866 yds from the blue tees... The course features remarkable landscaping amidst breath-taking scenery with water coming into in 11 holes... Considered the “Resort Course”, the Allamanda needs to be played with leisure to enjoy it...
The Chempaka is the championship course and plays to 6,772 yds from the blue tees... The course is tight with a number of severe doglegs... Water comes into play is at ;east 9 holes and the fairway is littered with some 60 bunkers... It is indeed an experience to take such a challenge...
The Melati is a "link"course and plays to 6,669 yds from the blue tees... It is a comparatively more open course with large greens complimented by wide fairways with minimum water hazards... The par-3 hole#2 has the largest bunker in Malaysia golf courses while the par-5 hole#12 is long at 630 yds... The par-3 hole#16 with its island green is also a challenge for high handicappers... The Mercure Johor Palm Resort & Golf is just next to the golf club... The Mercure offers 330 rooms and suites... For F&B, there is the Golfers Terrace for a quick drink or meal before or after a round of golf... The Las Palmas, with a seating capacity of up to120 pax, caters for authentic Chinese sets, International buffets or Western cuisine... Golfers can adjoin to the Sunset Lounge or the Spike Bar for a round of drinks and talk about the missed birdies or pars...
There is also a proshop that sells all things golf... The male and ladies changing rooms are both large and spacious with spa facilities...
Duty Free Zone in JB
Duty Free Zone (JB) is located at the designated duty free zone on the south-eastern coast of Johor Bahru, Malaysia...just 2km from Johor Bahru - Singapore Causeway... Strategically positioned within the Singapore- Johor- Riau Islands Growth Triangle (SIJORI).
EDEN GARDEN HOTEL this 16-storey hotel is part of the Duty Free Zone (JB) in Stulang Laut which is surely making headway in the country’s tourism industry, emerging as a one-stop shopping, dining, entertainment and convention centre.
The Duty Free Zone (JB), situated along the coastline of Johor Bahru, boasts of not just Eden Garden Hotel but also a supermarket and departmental store, the Eden Floating Palace, boutique shop lots, fast food outlets, a food court, an international ferry terminal, entertainment outlets and an open air hawker place called the Stulang Laut Seafront.Travelling From Singapore...
Public buses, a daily bus service to and from the Duty Free Zone (JB) to Singapore is available.
From Singapore you can ride buses number 170 which will route you to Larkin Terminal and from there, take any buses that route you to the city centre. Change your bus at the Post Office at the city centre or at the city bus exchange point at Komtar Shopping Complex and from there, you can take either bus number 123, 11 or 10 to go to Duty Free Zone (JB). It will take you about 15 to 20 minutes depending on the traffic flow of the day.
If you come over to zone from Singapore, you can take the buses number 170 at Rochor Road where it will ferry you across the causeway and the last stop will be at Larkin Terminal which will take you about 30 to 45 minutes of ride to reach to Larkin.