to Johor Premium Outlet & Legoland from Singapore

Causeway Link Bus Services, yes that smiley yellow bus Operated by Handal Indah/Ceria Sdn Bhd, with regular services between Johor – Singapore will be operating 2 bus service to Kulai Johor Premium Outlet from 1st Dec 2011. The bus can be boarded from 2 land entry places in Johor:
1) Malaysia Custom 2nd link or CIQ 2nd Link
2) JB SentralFor latest information displaying all shopping and leisure buses operated by Causeway Link, do check out this website. Legoland services added in as well.

  1. JPO1 for JB Sentral <–> JPO route – RM4.50
  2. JPO2 for CIQ <–> Legoland & JPO – RM4.20
  3. LG1   for  JB Sentral <–> Legoland – RM5.00
If you are leaving Singapore via Tuas, please note the bus arrangement at CIQ can be chaotic and unorganized, things are at a slower pace here but an influx of China tourists makes this place extremely crowded.
The last I went, there were like 20 bus load of them, in that 1/2 an hour alone. 

They caused us to miss our “waiting” JPO2 bus. There is a designated boarding point for the JPO2 bus but it could change due to traffic condition, so keep a lookout and be prepared to ask around.

Mat Yoyo Returns in 2012 in 4 Singapore languages

Mat Yoyo a popular iconic children TV series in the 80s will return in 2012. The cast was anchored by 2 cats. Cats were a familiar sights and encounters among toddlers and kids in Singapore’s housing estates.

This time around though, the TV series will be produced in 4 languages: English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil by Mediacorp EagleVision. It had been a long time since the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) days. Let’s do hope it can be successful and take on a successful run. news here

Wishing for Mat Yoyo 2012 to be a success. The series in the 80s lasted 12 years. The Malay educational show was not just popular among the Malays, but we had Chinese and Indian friends who are fans of the 80s Mat Yoyo as well. Truly iconic, the cats had a guardian, a very informative and magical, Pak Mat Sentul (article in Malay, do a translate). 
For us, it will not be the same without Pak Mat, but I’m sure the new host will do a good job too.

Translation: 50 episodes will be published by Eaglevision MediaCorp in 4 languages

Definitely, our iconic cats will win the kids over the trains, penguins, purple dinosaurs and many other “foreign” animals, anytime.

Interestingly, kids of 2012 as compared to the 80s are much different. These days we have iPads and 1001 entertainment to engage them. They think differently as a result of more exposure and will definitely be a challenge for the 4 hosts. I can half imagine live segments where witty kids will turn the host inside out.

Back then, we played outside more often, and Mat Yoyo and kids or cartoon segments are for early mornings and late afternoons kind of after-shower cool down staples.

Err…will there be a tagalog version soon?

Where New Orchid and Old Orchids Meet…Singapore of course

Not feeling too keen to slog at work, took the afternoon off, (yup both of us) and dropped in to check out the blooming flowers. Not just flowers, it’s orchids.
Orchids are like flowers with highest degree of dignity. Royalties are named after the orchids, especially bred.













What makes the deal sweeter was purchase of tickets for the 20th World Orchid Show which cost $15 will also includes a special preview trip to the Gardens at the Bay, the Flower Dome.