Archive for January, 2006

19 Newsvine invites to give away

January 28, 2006

I would like to give invites to Malaysians especially the tech savvy ones so that it’ll help seeding Malaysian news on Vine. Newsvine is a social-bookmarking/tagging website (think:digg, flickr, del.icio.us) but also unique in a way that it is different from any web2.0 sites currently available. It’s still in beta and invites are required. Personally, after a day of using it, I love the easy tagging method, great news, and just to be part of the pioneer testers community of newsvine.

http://www.newsvine.com

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Malaysian Digg

January 16, 2006

Check it out: http://www.spymy.com
Remember to register and spy for stories. Success for SpyMy depends on the number of submitters and voters.

Picture of the new Harris bookstore @ Tebrau City JB

January 9, 2006


It’s not as good as Kinokinuya or MPH but nonetheless Popular is moving in the right direction with it’s first bookstore under the name Harris. There are definitely more english books than the normal Popular bookstore.

New shopping mall in Johor – complete with 10 screens TGV cinema!

January 6, 2006

The new shopping mall, Tebrau City which was opened to the public on the 4th January 2006 is located near Taman Mount Austin, Desa Tebrau, and next to Hospital Sultan Ismail. The main tenant is Jusco as the mall is owned by Aeon. Unlike the other two Juscos in Johor, Tebrau City is huge with more focus on other tenants including big ones such as TGV cinema (it was still under construction on the opening day), Harris bookstore which is a new concept bookstore from Popular and all major brands such as Timberland, Nike, Guess, MNG, Levi’s, Dorothy Perkinds, Espirit, G2000, Quicksilver, Calvin Klein Jeans, Topshop (UK), British India, Dockers, Elle, U2, Hush Puppies, Reject Shop, Fila, Padini, Giordano, and Yishion (it’s not Japanese but rather Chinese company). There’s over 30 food and beverage outlets. Personally, I think the reason why Popular is opening a bookstore under the name Harris is to change its image to a more modern feel like MPH and Kinokuniya partly to cater for Singaporean shoppers. The bookstore is huge which is welcoming as there are no huge bookstore in Johor yet. The mall consist of three levels and 3’800 parking bays are provided.

How to get there? From the Skudai Highway, take the Pasir Gudang highway, then exit to Tebrau Highway (the exit that you take to go to Kota Tinggi) and you wont miss Tebrau City, look on your left.