Sunday, 13 July 2014

SouthLake, Permyjaya - Your First,Your Future,Your Dream

Are you planning to have your very own first home? Or maybe your next? Future or perhaps a dream house? Fret not because I have the answer to your question right here. Do scroll down, perhaps you will get some answers to your questions.

Just recently, a new development residential project had just launched in town by the most well known developer, NAIM HOLDINGS BERHAD by the name of SOUTHLAKE PERMYJAYA. Before I go in-depth into these new development details, would just like to give some credits to the developer by introducing them incase you have not heard of them.

NAIM HOLDINGS BERHAD or better known as NAIM was incorporated in the year of 1993 with a start of its very first office at Bandar Baru Permyjaya. It's first project was developing the low-cost housing and also building the Pujut 7 bridge across Miri River which had given them much chances to grow. By now, they had more than fingers count awards and recognition from the state itself. I believe that's how they gained their brand name and reputation which give their customers the confidence for being so supportive after all these years. You can know more of their projects and development if you're interested or even just read more about them here.

Let's move back to the main concern here, the SOUTHLAKE PERMYJAYA development which had just launched yesterday at Permaisuri Imperial City Mall. The main concept of this development focuses on SouthLake Innovation New Generation (SLING) lifestyle which consists of 4 main features :

1. Exclusivity - A clubhouse with full recreation facilities
2. Rejuvenation - A 30-acre scenic lake for all your outdoor activities, lush landscaping and a river flowing across the township
3. Security - Precinct-based and a guarded sanctuary for total peace of mind living
4. Connectivity - Smart-security features and high-speed broadband ready homes.

Just to emphasize on their Clubhouse, which I was personally quite impressed. It is not only for recreational, leisure and de-stressing arena BUT also places for you to spend quality time with your family. There's a few in list which I would like to mention here that I am captivate of. They have badminton, squash and tennis court, an Olympic sized swimming pool, gym, playground, built-in sauna and also parameter walk! How can you not be overwhelm? You can do so much in a place without much hassle of travelling from one place to another with your vehicles. Hassle free and yet environmental friendly by reducing carbon dioxide. They do have other facilities too, such as mosque, school, malls and hospital within SouthLake.




Looking into all these features for the new development residential, Naim proudly categorize this exclusive property as the Naim Signature Collection which is also newly introduce during the launching yesterday. You must have wonder, what is this Signature Collection about? 

Under Naim Signature Collection property, customer will get to enjoy products with branded finishes, multi-tiered security, benefits of integrated development and of course more value added services. It will also be a guideline for consumers to recognize their collection in their future development. In short, customers are having and expecting high end quality materials for their houses.



Upon their launching yesterday by Yang Bahagia Datuk Dr Lee Kim Shin, accompany by mayor Datuk Bandar Lawrence Lai and Senior Manager of Naim, Mr Zamry Ibrahim, they had introduced 2 components which are Terraces home at Willow Moss precinct and Twin Villas at River View precinct.

As per our YB Datuk Dr Lee Kim Shin stated, Permyjaya will be a booming area upon the development of Southlake because there are about 16,000 properties build within this area and rough count of Miri properties are about 55,000. Meaning to say, roughly about 30% of the local citizens will be located at this new township coming 8 years upon the estimation completion year mentioned by Mr Zamry Ibrahim during the media conference. 




In his speech also, Mr Zamry Ibrahim did urge customers to take advantage of the special early discount offered which is for limited period of time only. The Twin Villas are currently selling at an offered price starting from RM793,888 and meanwhile Terraces at a starting price from RM558,888. As a consumer, I understand something physically seen will be much practical then a scale model. 

Naim is already on its progress building the infrastructure. They are hoping to have the show house done by end of this year and hopefully these 2 components that had mentioned earlier could be completed within 2 years and ready for their customers to move in.  

In addition to that, as an encouragement, Naim are also giving the early bird customers free legal fees for S&P, free clubhouse membership, free High Speed Broadband for 2 years (UNIFI), free Smart Security System with CCTV, web-enabled arming and disarming alarm, a panic button and a Central Monitoring System (CMS), free security guard services for 6 months (at precinct entrance) & pre-install underground gas piping.


If you are interested to know more about Naim Signature Collection, SouthLake Permyjaya, you may click into their facebook page or even their official website or just pick up your phone give them a call at your area ,which I will provide the information just right below this. I bet they are more than happier to provide more information or details and have all your doubts answered!

MIRI : (+60) 85 - 491000 , KUCHING : (+60) 82 - 422001 , BINTULU : (+60) 86 - 339666
Official Website : www.southlake.com.my OR 
Miri Sales Office : Lot 223 - 226, First Floor, Permy Mall, Bandar Baru Permyjaya, Miri.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Macau - Guide to "Must Go, Must Do & Must See"

It's summer and I bet airlines having their big birdie full most of the time continuing till September. This is the best time to travel because you are having plenty of sunlight whether in minimal or more than you can ask for. We, the kopitiamers gang had our summer vacay off to Macau & Hong Kong! Upon our arrival, the warmest greetings are the Macau heaty sunlight. To me, that's the "warmest" greetings ever!!



1. CASINO
Whether you had or had not been to Macau, I bet you had already know that Macau had been famous for its gambling city just like Las Vegas. The only difference between them are Asian & European way. You can see casinos everywhere, closely described with the proverb "mushroom grows after the rain". Free shuttle bus provided from one casino to another for the sake of their gamblers to switch as they intended! What a great thought from them. Every casino were build like a Palace for its King. Grand and enormously HUGE!! Allow me to use that for the highly rated building which I am greatly impressed.




This is right inside Venetian Casino. I am impressed! The skies especially. No difference to Venice sky that I had been to years back. Recalled much memory when I am riding the gondola around Venice, the water city. Magnificent creation.




2. HOUSE OF DANCING WATER SHOW, CITY OF DREAM
You may think casino is the only entertainment in Macau, you're definitely wrong! There's more shopping. Yay that's already a fact. Besides shopping and gambling there's still other entertainment for non-gamblers. Do head over to City of Dreams, another casino in town who attracted tonnes of people for its performance named, The House of Dancing Water! You can always get a free shutter bus from any casino around or if not just get the local bus. When decided to take local bus, please DO DO DO ASK because you may get confused of the route and also charges.

They only had two shows everyday and you need to make an early booking to confirm your seats. Pre-book it through their website here


It was a fantabulous show!! You will never regret every single penny you paid for it. The effort, the stage & the performance were just WONDERFUL!!


3. SENADO SQUARE
Heading back to city center with much satisfaction and do walk around the Senado Square for their magnificent night view. Standing still, the Portugal ancient building alongside with the light pole, it makes up a great combination for photography. Too bad we were way too late when we arrived, most of the shops and eatery cafe had closed. Can't get to start our spree. 



This is how the city looks like when the awesome sunshine lighting up the globe. A small yet compact city where you will see skyscrapers conquering every inch of land available.


4. RUINS OF ST. PAUL'S
Every city has its own iconic landmark when you are going for a tour. Paris have Eiffel Tower, Kuala Lumpur have their Petronas Twin Tower and Macau is represents by Ruins of St Paul's which was church that had been partially damaged but had been preserved by the government. They say you can never considered stepping your foot to Macau if you had never been here. 
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5. MACAU TOWER



In Kuala Lumpur we have KL Tower, in Macau we have Macau Tower lah!~ Are you adventurous? A challenger? A risk taker? If you have it all of what I said, this is definitely the place for you. Bungee Jump, Sky Walking and Tower Climbing are the activities that are made available here for risk taker and challenger like you to challenge beyond your limit. 



Of course there's just something more then just being challenging. It is definitely a great place just to leisurely sit back relax, enjoying this fascinating city with an aromatic cup of Cappuccino, you will be delighted with the absolutely breath taking view. I am sure you can't take your eyes of them. 



6. KOI KEI BAKERY
This is one bakery shop that you will see everywhere and anywhere. This the oldest bakery shop ever existed in Macau and I personally thinks that they are still the best after trying out some other stalls and bakery shop. Peanut cookies is like a favourite to Macau citizens. There are stalls who are just mainly selling this cookies. The one I went is just right  is the first outlet and they have hundreds of them located around Macau and few in Hong Kong.

My advise is to buy your preference one from Macau because it is way much cheaper than Hong Kong. It is about 30% mark up by just an ocean apart which I think is truly ridiculous. 


If you are planning your trip beyond Macau and over to Hong Kong, you may take the ferry by their harbour to the opposite city. It is definitely convenient enough as it was just about an hour ride. 


There's some personal tips for travellers or bag packers out there. Do scroll down for more.
There will be more on suggested eatery place for both Macau & Hong Kong. Stay Tuned!!


Personal Tips :
If you are going on hot summer with lots of sunshine, do have the below :
1. Sunscreen with the maximum SPF you could get OR
2. AstaZan which protects you from sun protection
3. A comfortable shoes as you will be expecting lots lots and I mean really miles of walking
4. A good & light luggage - you may not be carrying around however if you are staying in budget hotel, expecting no lifts and you will be training up your arm muscles
5. Medicine and some first aid kit in case of light injuries or sea motion travelling in the boat
6. Water is very expensive in Macau, what we do is taking it from the casino. It is free so why not? It cost about HKD 7-10 for a 500ml bottle. 
7. Do not take your leisure time while ordering because cafe or so called kopitiam which they named it "cha chaan teng" waiter had a very short tempered. Basically, fast-quick-on the spot. 
8. You can be picky with your food for example lice lemon tea with less sugar and lots of lemon. They are able to tolerate with that but I am not sure whether it applies to all.
9. Citizen are not really communicating at a very friendly way, so do not feel offended. I guess may be their culture. 

(*above are all personal experiences, may vary for yours)