Current Music: Skinny Love - Birdy
I found this video on BuzzFeed while procrastinating at work and I imagine Alan Watts whispering at the back of my ears, "What do you desire? What make you itch? If money were no object, what would you do? What would you really do?". To answer that question, I would really want to travel the world. I am so passionate & crave adventure. When I travel, I get to experience different smells, sounds, food flavors and visual colors. My brain finds itself working on overdrive trying to take it all in, & long afterward I can think back to a place and still remember what kind of vibe I felt. I will always remember the feeling a place gives me. Damn, If only I have the money to splurge, I’ll quit my job now and plan my adventure.
This video excites me, particularly #2. Travel Europe alone! Traveling alone is so much fun! It’s about what you want to do, how long you want to do it, when, and here. It’s all you, baby! It’s also a time to reflect and time to test yourself.
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Over the weekend, I decided to check out Johor Premium Outlet (JPO) Stores in Malaysia. It’s just more than an hour long drive trip from Singapore where I am currently based. Boasting more than 80 designers and brand name outlet stores, one can get savings of 35% – 90% daily. Familiar names such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Armani, Burberry, Versace, Michael Kors and many other brands have products at discounted prices in here. There are also some other F&B outlets such as Starbucks and Coffee Bean for you to charge up in between your shopping spree!
The mall offers good range of high priced designer stores, but not overly impressed with pricing which still appears quite high, and there are no mid-range stores if you aren’t looking for the top notch goods. One thing I’ve noticed though is that in the designer stores, the attendants will follow you while you roam around the store armed with their calculator. The minute you touch something, they’ll start tapping on their calculators and tell you the before and after rates of each item.
Getting There From Singapore:
-You can ride a bus going to Woodlands Immigration at Queen Street in Bugis. Fee is S$2.50, you can use your EZ Link Card or pay cash. Est time: 15-20 minutes.
-You will have to clear through the Singapore and Malaysia Customs and immigration.
-You will cross the bridge where there is a mini mall, below there’s a bus interchange and ride “JPO 1”. The bus travels directly to Johor Premium Outlet Stores.
-The cost of the ride will be MYR4.50/ride. It takes about 45mins-1hr to reach JPO
-They leave JB Sentral at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm and 9:00pm
-From JPO, the timings of the buses will be 10am, 12:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm and 10:30pm
Suntec Convention Center, Singapore City - I attended Ad:Tech 2013, Asia’s No.1 digital marketing, media and advertising event last June 13 and 14. The event is a gathering of the entire spectrum of interactive marketing players in Asia and beyond. There are more than 100 top-notch industry speakers who have shared their expertise in today’s digital age.
Ad:Tech is the leading digital media event for marketing and technology professionals from all over the world – a marketplace for buying and selling, a community for networking and a forum for exchanging ideas. ad:tech Singapore is the leading event in Southeast Asia dedicated to digital marketing, with a total attendance of over 2500 visits, it is the one place where the brands, agencies and media owners at the heart of digital marketing and media industry convene every year.
Derek Callow joined Google in March 2006 as Head of Marketing for Google in Southeast Asia overseeing all marketing activities in the region, currently transitioning to Head of Global Marketing for YouTube.
In 2012 Harper was responsible for delivering Barack Obama’s online campaign and get-out-the-vote programme. As Chief Technology Officer at Obama’s campaign HQ in Chicago, Harper was the man who was responsible for engineering perhaps the most sophisticated political campaign of all time.
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