Sunday, 18 December 2011

Johor Premium Outlet is a let down - it's still better to shop in USA Premium Outlets in USA itself !

The moments we have been waiting for after completing our 3days 2nites in Malacca, we exited at North-South highway Exit number 253 at the Senai Utara Toll Plaza, only another 1km to reach Johor Premium Outlet (JPO).

The structure and look was similar to the one I went at Dessert Hills California USA Premium Outlet I've been last November 2011.

However the prices was a LET DOWN. So are the collections and limited choices.

We saw many people just walking to window shop and very few people went back with shopping bags in hand.

I am a heavy shopper at the recent trip in California Premium Outlet came back with no merchandise bought at JPO.

Nothing interest me really. A quick scan at SKETCHERS outlet to compare prices of the shoes I bought in Singapore cost S$160, in JPO you can get at S$80 after conversion rate of $1=RM2.42. But the Sketchers shoes model I bought in USA not found in JPO nor in Singapore outlets.

We entered EVITA PERONI accessories store, a pair of Pearl Shell earrings cost a hefty RM220. Haaa.... Who on earth wanna wear that earring so expensive??? And it's not even GOLD ! I know I won't buy that.

My hubby checkout the Addidas store for golf apparel..... All merchandise no DISCOUNTS !!!

Aren't these outlets supposed to have discounted prices?

Singapore brandname like Charles & Keith and G2000 also found there, hmmm that doest sounds "Premium" to me !

My conclusion is..... Still syiok to shop in USA personally as the prices are really a MARKED DOWN prices.

Yours truly.
Confession from a Premium Outlets Shopperholic
Roza Sure Bagus
17th December 2011

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Location:Johor Premium Outlet in Kulaijaya

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Only $25k COV for Woodlands Executive Maisonette Blk 658 - 5 min to Admiralty MRT

Exec Maisonnette are a rarity nowadays for public housing in Singapore.
This double storey flat was very popular in the late 80s and 90s due to its uniqueness liken like a landed property.

As many Singaporean aspire to own a landed homes then, somehow mostly are not within reach to the working class. So next best feel is to own an Executive Maisonette.

Prices of newly Exec. Maisonette used to be sold as low as below $200,000 direct by HDB in some estate now can fetch more than double the price !
Some Executive Apartment and Executive Maisonette are able to attract demand that can command a Cash Over Valuation (COVs) of more than $100,000 at some hot locations islandwide in Singapore.

However, prices of Executive Apartment and Executive Maisonettes remain modest in their closing price with the exception of JUMBO houses.

View of the Living Room on the first level of this 140 sqm (1,507 sqft) spacious maisonette.
You will be surprised the one 'granny's room' on the first level is a boon for the 3 generation family. Uniquely this homes comes with 2 balconies.
All the 3 bedrooms on the 2nd level comes with built-in wardrobe and 3split unit aircon system.

Come view this home at Woodlands Blk 658 Executive Maisonette that has 4 big spacious bedrooms !

Its only about 5 minutes walk to the Admiralty MRT station which boast not only the train and buses facility but also the convenience of wet market, dry supermarket, fast food outlets like MacDonald, KFC, pharmacy, bakeries, departmental stores and food court to wet your appetite!

Come what may. This home is certainly a steal to buy. Only $25k COV for closed this great deal.

Valued at only $525,000, you can own this rare breed of housing just for $550,000 !

Present yourself with a good home this Christmas.

Call Roza Sure Bagus at 945 666 97 for viewing.

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

8min walk to Hougang MRT Great home for sale 3"NG" Blk 308 Hougang Avenue 5 - Miss it or regret !

Hougang supposedly got it's name from the pinyin version of Aū-káng, a Hokkien and Teochew name meaning "river end".

View to appreciate this home to call your own. Fully renovated home comes with modern kitchen fitted with cooker hob & hood.

Both bedrooms comes with split unit aircon. Of course for this 3 "NG" model comes with attached bathroom and masterbedroom and a storeroom at the living hall.

An unblocked view at the living room will surely usher the wind to go into the home which would definitely be a natural cooler for the occupants.

Where else can you find a high floor 3 room flat renovated home which is only 8minutes walking distance to Hougang MRT other than this home for sale by Roza Sure Bagus !

Living Room faces North.
Age of Property : 28yrs old

Valued: $310,000
Asking: $350,000
Immediate registration. Can contra.
Ethnic Group: All Races & SPR eligible as as December 2011.
Call Roza at 945 666 97 or Halim 9669 2357 for viewing and close deal.
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Hougang a trace back in history as a fishing port, was once a large piece of forested land. Surprisingly before it has pig farms back then, now the land was transformed into new HDB town with over 40,000 housing units interspersed with pockets of private residential areas.

The prices of Hougang has increased steadily especially after the well connected circle line MRT which brings the population more accessible to other part of city travelling.
Hougang Mall Shopping Centre

Hougang is regarded as part of the "heartland" of Singapore, a significant distance away from the Central Area.

Most of its commercial activity is centred on a few shopping malls such as Hougang Mall, Hougang Plaza, Kang Kar Mall, Heartland Mall and Hougang Festival Market.

Similar to most other residential towns in Singapore, Hougang was designed to be a partially self-sufficient with enough amenities to minimize the number of residents commuting to the Central Area.

Facilities include a sports stadium where the S.League plays (homeground of Hougang United), an aquatics centre, an indoor sports complex, a number of parks such as Punggol Park, along with many wet markets and hawker centres.

One of the more prominent landmarks in Hougang is the Buangkok Green Medical Park, which houses several medical facilities including the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and Singapore Leprosy Relief Association (SILRA).

Hougang is served by two MRT stations: Hougang MRT Station which is located beside the bus interchange and Hougang Mall; and Kovan MRT Station which is beside Heartland Mall. Residents in Buangkok bordering Sengkang have the option of using Buangkok MRT Station as well.

Hougang Central Bus Interchange
The Hougang Central Bus Interchange serves Hougang Town with a range of bus services going to other parts of the island. It is located in Hougang Central, near Hougang Mall and it has an underground link to Hougang MRT Station.

The services departing from Hougang Central Bus Interchange and their destinations are listed as follows:
Bukit Merah - 132 & 153
Buona Vista - 74 & 74e
Singapore Changi Airport PTB 1, 2 & 3 - 27
Singapore Changi Airport Cargo Complex - 89 & 89e
Clementi - 147 & 165
Kovan (Hougang South) - 112 & 113 (Loop Service)
Jurong East - 51
Kent Ridge - 151 & 151e
Marina Centre - 107M
Shenton Way - 107
Woodlands - 161
A feeder service is also available, linking residents to the town centre.
Majority Of Hougang Except Hougang South - Service 325 (Loop Service)
(On Weekdays, Most Commuters Are Students, from Hougang Primary School Or Hougang Secondary School) Hougang South Bus Interchange was closed (Since 15 Feb 2004) when the authorities acquired it for other developments.
It was situated next to the Kovan food centre/Wet Market, near Heartland Mall. Bus services operating from there included:
Jurong East - 51
Geylang Lor 1 - 62 (Now From Punggol To Geylang Lor 1 [Loop])
Bukit Merah - 132
Kent Ridge - 151
Feeder Services 321, 322, 326, 327 & 328 (Merged To Service 101 From Serangoon To Buangkok Link [Loop])
The old bus interchange is now a public carpark and private bus terminal for express buses.
4 bus services currently serve the bus stop there (Kovan Hub):
Hougang Ave 3 (Loop) - 115
Hougang Central - 112 & 113
Sengkang - 119

Disclaimer: Bus service guide subject to changes, please refer to current bus guide.

Call to ACTION !
Call Roza at 945 666 97 or Halim 9669 2357 for viewing and close deal.
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Friday, 2 December 2011

Stop Hunting ! Juz bring in your luggage when you BUY this Property 4A Jurong West St 73.

Jurong West is the buzz word when it comes to owning a property in the west island of Singapore. Why Jurong ?

Once upon a time this location was frowned upon due to it's close proximity to the Jurong Industrial area .... People were worried about the foul smell, smoke and the noise of aircraft flying to Pasir Laba Camp. I used to live in Jurong for about 20 years or so too.

(Back in the 70s till 90s)

Once upon a time it used to be dubbed as "ulu" (remote) area whom many people regarded that only the spirits will stay. Hahaha .... Don't spirits, satans or ghost live everywhere???

Hahaha..... In this millenium years, every nooks and corner of Land scarce Singapore will be saleable. Just name your price. Even the worst home with no renovation will be able to attract buyers. The old cemetery site with new housing development can also attracted human lives in it. No more unseen souls living in those sites.

But in the upmarket trend, Jurong West address especially near the Jurong Point area or anywhere that shouts nearby amenities can demand for a PRICE.

Lets take a peep in this marvelous home I am marketing for my client now.

This modern clean cut concept belongs to a young couple with 2 young children.

The living room has a decorated feature wall that display the LCD TV and the sound system.

A good 104sq metrea in size is a steal at most new flats in the Jurong Point vicinity comes with a smaller shoe box sizes like 86 sqm for their 4"A" model.

I can boast this is certainly a good buy. Just imagine when you add another 6sq metres to make it 110sq metres would be the size of a new 5rm flat in Street 60s (nearer to Jurong Point or Pioneer MRT)

The dining area was designed with feature wall, cornered with floral motives.

Simplicity is the key to this home. What i love about this home is that the walls have been plastered so smooth that it gives a superb finish for any colour to be painted on.

Even the kitchen which was renovated only in a few years still very well maintained. The whole house is sprawling clean. I must commend the home owner and their maid having kept the house spick and span despite having 2 young children. The spacious kitchen allows you to put in a breakfast table and yet you can have that space to move around.

And look at the 2 bathrooms.... (picture not available). Modern wall tiles and non-slip flooring gives a good feeling to be dreaming in it. Who knows by simply admiring the interior of the bathroom you may get some inspiration. I know I do. In fact some great ideas had evolved from my own bathroom. Just like Einstein ! Hahaha

Both kids room and the masterbedroom is cooled by their new aircon. What I love about the masterbedroom is that the owner has cleverly segregated the dressing area like a walk in wardrobe just by putting a curtain blinds.

Look the amenities surrounding this flat is superb too. In less than 5 minutes walk you can reach the Gek Poh Shopping Centre.
If you drive, it takes you only 5 minutes by car to the Jurong West Sports complex and swimming pool.

Jurong West Stadium
........ Gymnasium

Swimming complex with slides,
lazy pool, jacuzzi and more

To go to Jurong Point, if you take a feeder service bus 242 or trunk service 99 it will take between 15 - 20 minutes bus ride.

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Those who loves dining out across the causeway can drive through the 2nd link Tuas Checkpoint - amazingly only 12 minutes drive !!!

So why wait ? !!
Get your butt off the seat and come view this worth buying property.

Valued. : SGD $380,000
Asking : SGD $430,000

Disclaimer: The property agent will not be held responsible if the buyers love at first sight. Just get ready your cheque book. Miss or regret.

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Roza Sure Bagus
KEO of Sure Bagus (Asia) Pte Ltd
Hp: 945 666 97


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Awsome 5rm Design & Built Apt 534 Woodlands for sale by Roza

This is must have 5 rm flat to call your own. Belongs to a proud Malay owner, this young couple revamped the whole house when they bought it 5 years ago.

The owners have chosen a dark zen lamimated colour flooring as their base. Clean cut ceilings and L-box cornices give a contemporary look of the home.

This cosy corner is the couple's favourite without the disturbance of the TV area. Entertaining guest in this comfortable setting would surely make their guests very welcome.

Come walk with me to the bedroom through the hallway....

The three bedrooms are tucked at one corner like those condo layout, privacy assured as your guests will not be able to take a peek without giving those excuses.

Just imagine putting your Arts collection on the side walls as though you are walking through a gallery....

Now the masterbedroom has a walk-in wardrobe that walk through the masterbedroom bathroom. I couldn't find the right angle to take the picture of the masterbedroom but i can assure you, it's as cosy as the living room.

Look below is the renovated bathroom with the dry and wet area for the showers.

So after a fulfilling sleep in the romantic bedroom, you will surely like to rummage the kitchen... Come here !

A sleek modern kitchen with solid surface kitchen top.
Juz a corner for your sneak preview but it's certainly not a feast to the eyes....

You need to come and feel this home for yourself!

Not to forget, this location in only a short walk to Vista Point, a self sufficient shopping mall for the HDB heartlanders, wet market, stationery shop, dry supermarket, Kopi-Tiam, hairdressers, Laundry shop and may more.

So don't just sit on your couch, call me for a viewing and grab this opportunity to buy the awesome home.

Valued: $460,000
Asking: $500,000

Call Roza Sure Bagus at 945 666 97
KEO of Sure Bagus (Asia) Pte Ltd

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Friday, 25 November 2011

Subway Adventure to Hollywood, Los Angeles

Unexpectedly I was adventurous enough to go on Public Transport from our hotel Hampton Inn at East Huntington Drive in Arcadia Los Angeles (see map) to Hollywood !

On 17th November 2011, LA time the rest of the IEA group went to the Universal Studio which I thought would give it a miss as I have been to 2 Universal Studios: one in Gold Coast Australia and the other in Singapore.

I thought a Hollywood trip would be better but to take a taxi from our hotel to our destination would cost about US$80 one way trip.

Luckily another IEA delegate, Noorin would want to join me in my self exploration in foreign land. So instead of taking the expensive taxi ride, we took their public bus and the METRO train to go to Hollywood. The trip takes us only about 1 hr 30min (not inclusive waiting and transit time) to reach our destination.

We walked from Hampton Inn, about a block away to the bus stop, board the bus bound to Sierra Madre Villa bus station. This journey was about 21 minutes. Station an interchange for us to transit to another Red Line connection to Hollywood Highlands Station.

The bus trip cost only US$1.25 from our hotel to the Sierra Madre Villa Bus Terminal. US$1.25 irregardless of the distance you travel. Isn't that GREAT ? (only if Singapore has this concept for city bound bus services).

Seriously back in Singapore it has been donkey years since I hopped into a public bus or take the MRTride as I have my faithful Black Beemer to horse around the island.

Upon boarding the bus, I was wondering where the bell was located. Hmmm where to press the bell when I need to press to alight? Looking
around the bus like a "sua-koo" (like an alien in a foreign land).

I looked at the ceiling, I looked at the centre holding bar.... Hmmm I could not figure out where the bell was until I saw the passenger in front of my seat pressed the long yellow like-wire by the window panel! Haiz... There it goes with the BELL !!! Soooo "sua-koo".

Cross over to the Train Station at Sierra Madre on Gold Line to Union Square. This ride took another 36minutes to reach the Transit Interchange.

Station an interchange for us to transit to another Red Line connection to Hollywood Highlands Station. Another 25minutes ride before Hollywood !

The train from Sierra Madre has a short coach only. It's above ground. The ride 40minutes ride to Union Square Station cost only $1.50 any trip but $5 for a day pass hop on and off anytime was worth it. Why can't our Singapore MRT adopt this type of fare system?

Like the Interchange we have here in City Hall Singapore, we had to change train to a RED Line to Hollywood Highlands Statiom which took us another 25minutes to reach destination. The Red Line was an underground ride which also passed by Chinatown station. Only if we had the time to explore more we could have been surfaced to LA's Chinatown!

Now this is my adventurous companion for the exploration, Noorin.

The trip was worth it. I actally explored foreign land by bus & their subway !

The subway station was quite deserted at 11am. But by evening there were more people probably coming back from work.

Amazingly the train was not sardine-packed like our Singapore MRT. It is also handicapped-friendy with the elavator at every train station.

Verdict: clean & effiecient too.

Memories in Los Angeles.
With Love....
Roza Sure Bagus

Your Window to the other side of the world.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Do You Know? An inspirational Song by Diana Ross is great reminder of all times.

I had the pleasure of watching Diana Ross "live" in concert when I attended my International Realtors Conference in Anaheim. The concert was held at Anaheim Convention Centre, Los Angeles, USA on 13th November 2011.

She sounds the same as ever in her dynamic voice. Her stardom never stop to amaze the audience. She was good at interaction with the audience too.

One of my all-time favourite song is when she sang "Do you know".

I would like to share with everyone in depth of the meaning of this lyrics.
I must give credit to the song writer and the lyricist for this great song.
Simple yet meaningful.

Do you know where you're going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to? do you know?
Do you get what you're hoping for?
When you look behind you there's no open door What are you hoping for?
Do you know?

Once we were standing still in time
Chasing the fantasies that filled our minds You knew i loved you, but my spirit was free Laughing at the question that you once ask me

Do you know where you're going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to? do you know?

Now, looking back in all we pass
We've let so many dreams just slip through our hands Why must we wait so long before we see How sad the answers to those questions can be?

Do you know where you're going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to? do you know?
Do you get what you're hoping for?
When you look behind you there's no open door What are you hoping for?
Do you know?

My thoughts on the verses:
On the very first line: "Do you know where you're going to?"
In our life, what we must have is a GOAL in life to set us going. This very question is asking what we want. Where we are going to actually means YOUR GOAL !

"Do you like the things that life is showing you?" - is a reflection of your life, your past and current life whether you like it or not? This is like playing back your life video and needs editing if you don't like any part of it.... Make AMENDS !

However I would like to add, our life is like a MOVIE that you can set to direct it the way you want to be. The Universe is a stage. We are the actors. And certainly you must be your own DIRECTOR of your own movie ! Play it in your MIND whatever you want your life to be. The power of affirmation is amazingly true. Believe in YOURSELF before others can Believe in you. (hmmm do I sound like any of those motivational speakers?)

You know, having going through life roller coaster, I must say that my personal experience has been the best education I had.

I am constantly learning from my past and certainly from others too. Education should be a life-long journey till our deathbed.

So enjoy every moments in life. Cherish every seconds that comes to us for we can never get it back.

Lots of love from your
Lovely Motivational Speaker
Roza Sure Bagus
Singapore 23rd November 2011