Thursday, November 8, 2012


Long house (rumah dayak)
Coba duren hutan yg dijual Dayak di pinggir jalan (ga seenak duren JB atau Pahang yg dijual di spore), asli ga berapa manis, warna Kuning pudar.
Butuh licensed tour guide or taxi driver cum tour guide.
Anda diajak lihat tengkorak2 jaman dulu di traditional meeting chamber.
Btw mesti ijin baru boleh fotoin orang Dayak. Ga boleh sembarangan.
They are friendly but don't underestimate them
Bako national Park :mangrove, macaque, proboscis monkey, wild boar, snakes...
Disini licensed guide umumnya orang asli, chinese atau Dayak.
Mereka bagus juga inggrisnya.
Ga nonton paket tari2an Dayak karena waktu terbatas.
Ada 1 tempat di luar Kota khusus utk orang utan, mereka 1/2 liar punya nama sendiri2, ga di kandangin.
Nonton feeding harus pagi. Ini juga dgn daily tour atau charter taxi.
Food: Chinese food seperti Mie karet, kolomie Sarawak, seafood. Mall kecil2 kayak parkson
Hilton hotel lokasi ok. Banyak hotel dekat2nya. Tune hotel berisik.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pre-schools near Tiong Bahru/Tanjong Pagar MRT

I have collected many info, in case it's useful for any of you who are staying near Tiong Bahru.

Pre-Nursery & Nursery (AM Session: 8:30am - 11:30am;PM Session: 12:45pm - 03:45pm)
Kindergarten 1 & 2 (AM Session: 8:30am - 12:30am;PM Session: 12:00pm - 04:00pm)
Child care 7am-7pm mon-fri
My comments: Went to the school, it's quite good, quite clean with reasonable price too around $600 monthly

Superland montessori
Blk 568, Ganges Ave, #02-102, Singapore 160568          
(2nd Floor of Jalan Besar Town Council)        
Telephone / Fax (65) 62785886 / 62782206        
Electronic mail For Registration & Other Information, please contact us at
Forum comments: 1 2

Carpe Diem

Little Skool House (RiverValley) *new*
262 River Valley Road (must take bus 195, 23 min)
Singapore 238308
Operating Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 7am to 7pm
Saturdays: 7am to 2pm
Tel: (65) 9006 7508/ 6509 7880
Fax: (65) 6261 0551

Preschool Programme
Fee Structure
                        Full Day Care      Half Day Care
                        7am to 7pm        7am to 1pm/1pm to 7pm
Registration Fee
(One-time off, non-
refundable, inclusive
of GST)                 $299.60         $299.60
(Refundable upon
receiving 1 calendar
month's notice)         $1,350.00         $1,020.00
Monthly School Fees
(Monthly, inclusive
of GST)                 $1,444.50         $1,091.40
                        ($1,144.50)        ($941.40)
Child's Insurance
(Per calendar year,
inclusive of GST)         $5.35             $5.35
* Fees are inclusive of prevailing GST where applicable            

Government Subsidy Preschool Programme
                        Full Day Care    Half Day Care
                        7am to 7pm          7am to 1pm/1pm to 7pm
Singapore Citizens Only
Government Subsidy
(Working Mother)         $300.00         $150.00
Government Subsidy
(Non-Working Mother)     $150.00         $150.00

Little Skool House At Alexandra Hospital
378 Alexandra Road (take bus 33, 28 mins)
Alexandra Hospital
Singapore 159964
Operating Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 7am to 7pm
Saturdays: 7am to 2pm
Tel: (65) 6471 5135
Fax: (65) 6471 1530
Forum comments: 1

Little Skool House On the Hill (SGH)
Singapore General Hospital
Outram Road SGH Sisters Quarters
Singapore 169608

Operating Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 7am to 7pm
Saturdays: 7am to 2pm

Tel: (65) 6325 0129
Fax: (65) 6222 2709

Modern Montessori
167 Jalan Bukit Merah #04-15C Singapore 150167
Tel: 6278 8482
Fax: 6278 8623
Full Day : Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 7am-2pm
Half Day: (morning) 7am-1pm (afternoon)2pm-7pm
Kindergarten Mon-Fri 8-11am or 11am-2pm or 2pm-5pm
Forum Comments: 1 2

Del Care
80 Anson Rd
Eith effect from 1 Jan 2014
CHILDCARE FEE - CORPORATE 10%                                 after 10% disc including GST
                            before disc exc gst     | before subsidy     | working     | non-working
Full Day                     $ 1,200.00           | $1,155.60           | $887.70    | $1,021.65
(am - 7.00 am to 1.00 pm)     $ 800.00    |$770.40             |$636.45     |$636.45
(pm - 11.30 am to 7.30 pm)     $ 750.00   |$722.25            |$588.30     |$588.30

Learning Vision (Surbana One)
Monthly Service Fee (S$)
(Before MCYS subsidy and prevailing GST)
Fees are correct as at published time
Full Day Care  $1200 with effect from 1st April 2012 (Toddler-Kindergarten 2)
Half Day Care $960 with effect from 1st April 2012 (Toddler-Kindergarten 2)
7am to 7pm (Monday to Friday)
7am to 2pm (Saturday)

Centre Principal: Ng Boon Leng
168 Jalan Bukit Merah
Level 3, Surbana One
Singapore 150168
For general enquiries and feedback, please call our hotline at  +65 6781 0888

Appleland Playhouse
Blk 104C Depot Road #01-03, Singapore, Singapore 103104
Mon - Fri:    7:00 am    -    7:00 pm
Sat:         8:00 am    -    2:00 pm
$500 with enrichment and transport

Parents are required to pay the fees for the programme registered upon enrolment:
Types of Program
Programmes         Time        Age Group
Full Day Care    7am-7pm        18 months- 6 years old
Half Day Care    7am-1pm     18 months- 6 years old
Student Care    7am-12pm    7 years old- 12 years old
Monthly Fees
Programmes                 Normal rates        Subsidized rates
                                        (working mom)    (non-working mom)
Full Day Care            S$600.00        S$300.00        S$450.00
Half Day Care            S$420.00        S$270.00        S$270.00
Student Care (School Term)
Primary 1- Primary 3    S$300.00        No Subsidy        No Subsidy
Primary 4- Primary 6    S$340.00        No Subsidy        No Subsidy
Student Care (School Holidays)
Primary 1- Primary 3    S$400.00        No Subsidy        No Subsidy
Primary 4- Primary 6    S$440.00        No Subsidy        No Subsidy

Government Subsidy
Full day Care            S$300.00
Half Day Care            S$150.00
Non-Working Mother        S$150.00
PR Full Day/ Half Day     N.A
The government subsidy scheme is extended to all Singapore Citizens and whose mother or single father is working.

School Bus
Bus fare (per month) depends on the distance. (Monday- Friday)
Estimated fees: 1 way- $90.00-$100.00
                2 way-$110.00- $120.00
School Bus Contact Person: Angela- 91196100

Registration Fee    S$50.00
Deposit                S$600.00 (Full Day)
                    S$420.00 (Half Day)
                    S$300.00 (P1-P3)
                    S$340.00 (P4-P6)
(The deposit is refundable when a written one month notice is given prior to withdrawal.)
Insurance (Group Personal Accident Policy) Borne by Centre
Mattress Package    S$55.00
Uniform                S$15.00
PE Attire   
S$14.00 (Size S)
S$16.00 (Size M)
S$18.00 (Size L)
S$20.00 (Size XL)

Payment of Fees
Fees must be made before or on the 1st day of each month and not later than the 7th of every month. Cheque payment is acceptable and should be made payable to “APPLELAND PLAYHOUSE”.
Parents are required to inform the centre should the child be absent from the centre for a period of time and the monthly fees must be paid in advance if parents still wish to secure the place for the child. Otherwise the child will be considered to have withdrawn from the centre and the deposit will be forfeited. The centre reserves the right to call upon another child to fill up the vacancy.
Other costs
Parents are not required to pay for the cost of stationary and toiletries used by the children in the centre unless their children misplace/vandalize them.
Cost of field trips and outings (Bus fare and entrance fees), reader books will be borne by parents.

Cherie Hearts @depot road
5 Depot Road, CMPB Camp
Singapore 109681
Tel: 6 373 1531 / 1532
Fax: 6 373 1533
Branch Director: Ms Michelle Ong

Cherie Hearts @ river valley
Cherie Hearts KidsWorld @ River Valley Pte Ltd
262 & 264 River Valley Road
Singapore 238308
Tel: 6 737 3980
Branch Director: Ms Cheryl Choo

Cherie Hearts Preschool TEAM Pte Ltd
(Tanjong Pagar MRT)
(with Infant-care services)
1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-01A
Singapore 082001
Tel: 6 225 7745
Branch Director: Ms Sandy Sim

Pat's school house
110 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159921
Pat's Schoolhouse Hotline: +65 6781 2288
Principal : Ada Teo
Age Group : 2 to 6 yrs
School Hours : 7am to 7pm (Mon-Fri), 7am to 2pm (Sat)
only 3yo and above (need to register in 2014)

Arts Kidz
Tiong Bahru CC
2700/ 10 wks -  18mo (ard 900/mo)
Forum comments: 1 2
My comments: Many good feedback from forum, I went there and it is indeed quite good but it's not within my budget. I feel it's too ex for a pre-school and it has odd times too, the school finishes at 3pm.

CS Montessori
Tiong Bahru Plaza
Montessori playgroup 1.5-3 years
3x a week, 2 hrs/session $1200

Lorna Whinston
9 Winchester Rd (take bus 33, ard 31 mins)
$900/mo as good as Arts Kidz

Forum comments: 1 2

Kinderland at MOM
must take bus 850, 20 mins
18 Havelock Road, #01-18 Ministry of Manpower Building
Mondays to Fridays – 7am to 7pm
Saturdays – 7am to 2pm
full day is $1150.00 and half day is $860.00.

Little champion 
Bukit Merah CC
Forum comments: 1

My first skool
50 havelock rd
My comments: walking distance but v small

Pap Community Foundation
Kindergarten (30 months above)
Blk 6 kim tian rd 6270-8485

Moral Childcare
(the one next to Delta Sport Complex)
Forum comments: 1

JHS MontessoriKindergarten 
491B River Valley Road, (moving to Valley park)
Valley Point Office Tower #02-01
Singapore 248373
Tel   : +65 6887 4876
Fax : +65 6238 0665
Email :
Principal Ms. Nicole Lit :
Vice Principal Ms. Valerie Chau :
3yo and above
    - Fees are per term of 10 weeks.
    - Fees paid are not refundable.

Session 1 : 9.00am – 1.00pm    
Session 2 : 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Level                            School Fees + Material Fees
Nursery 1 & Nursery 2            $1970.00 + $60.00
Morning Session    
Nursery 1 & Nursery 2            $1670.00 + $60.00
Afternoon Session    
Kindergarten 1 & Kindergarten 2    $1850.00 + $60.00
Morning Session    
Kindergarten 1 & Kindergarten 2    $1550.00 + $60.00
Afternoon Session    
Forum comments: 1 2
Many good feedback from the forums.

Brighton Montessori at River Valley 
opp tiara condo, near Great World City

Bambini montessori (near kim tian)
around $800, after $300 subsidi
Forum comments: 1
My comments: too small...

Eton House
Age GroupEtonHouseAdult - Student Ratio
18 months - 2 years Pre-Nursery 1 : 4
2 - 3 years Nursery 1 1 : 6
School Fee Per Term (Half day / Full day) S$4,012.50 (now already 5k)
School Fee Annual (Half day / Full day) S$16,050.00
Note: There is only one fee structure with no reductions for half day only.
All fees include GST, luncheon and snacks and include a holiday programme.
Half day session   9.00 am – 12.30pm
Full day session    9.00 am -  3.30 pm
Childcare Hours     7.00 am -  7.00 pm
Fees Applicable on Enrolment
Registration fee (non-refundable and includes GST) S$535.00
Student insurance per annum S$3.21
Deposit (refundable upon 8-week term time notice) S$1,250.00
Total Fees upon Enrolment S$1,788.21
A welcome package for pre-school student including one set of uniform,one set of PE attire and one piece of hat will be given upon registration.
My comments: too ex.. 5k for 3 months.. so it's like  1.7k per month... er... not for my kid..

Chinese Kindergarten
3yo above
Pre/nursery Session 1:830-1130am, 2:,1130-230pm
K1 & k2: session 1: 830-1230pm, 2: 1130-330pm
Fee: prenursery 600/10 wks
Nursery 540/10wks
K1 & k2 720/10 wks
Forum comments: 1
My comments: It's quite good, will definitely help your kids with Chinese however.. it's only kindergarten, not childcare.

Sparkletots radin mas
Forum comments: 1

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kerajinan Tangan (art related)

 People Park Centre
-  Sing Mui Heng
People Park complex China town
- Bras basah complex
- Art Friend
Taka level 5 or bras basah
- Spotlight
Plasing level 4

Doctor for prostat

- Dr. Damien png
Mount Elizabeth #07-08 
Tel 67322966
- Prof. Chris Cheng.
Kepalanya cancer center di SGH. Dia urolog sekaligus oncolog (kanker) juga. Orgnya pinter, teliti (dia ga asal percaya aja ama hasil report dokter laen, dia periksa sendiri), agak nyentrik jg suka pake dasi kupu2. 

Seberapa 'parah' prostat yang dialami?
Kalau 'hanya' susah urine bisa obat obat yang menurut saya cukup bagus;
merk HARNAL D 0,2mg, bukan buatan Indonesia, banyak dijual di Indonesia, satu papan isi 14 biji
HET Rp.209,500. Saya coba nanya2 di Sin tapi tidak/belum pernah ketemu ada yg jual :(
Check internet utk detail spec nya.
yang pasti temen2 yg 'susah urine' umur diatas 50thn konsumsi obat tsb jadi oke.
Kalau di Jakarta namanya Prostakur . Boleh dicoba .

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Schengen visa

Visa ke Eropa (Europe)

31/5/2012 Paling gampang minta ke Kedubes Belanda di Liat Towers di Orchard aja. Apalagi denger2 skrg utk WNI proses visa application-nya dipersingkat dan dipermudah. Kalo dulu bisa sampe makan waktu 2 mingguan, krn mrk musti so-called konsultasi ama semua negara2 EU, skrg kewajiban ini ditiadakan utk WNI, jadinya prosesnya lebih cepet deh. Asalkan semua persyaratan komplit, dlm 3 hari kerja visa udh bisa jadi.

Google aja "Dutch embassy Singapore" komplit kok infonya di situ.

Kalo pengalaman gw dulu (thn 2010), yg penting diminta antara lain:
*Tanda izin tinggal di Spore (bisa EP, PR, Student Pass, dll)
*Surat keterangan kerja dari kantor (kalo bekerja), dgn menyatakan: periode cuti dari kpn sampe kpn, udh bekerja di situ mulai kapan, jabatan apa, gaji per bln brp, dan jaminan dari kantor bhw ybs akan kembali bekerja lagi di kantor tsb setelah selesai cuti/liburan ke Eropa.
*Rekening koran (Bank, Savings/Current Account) selama 3 bln terakhir. Yg penting di sini adl terlihat adanya lalu-lintas duit masuk-keluar secara regular. Besaran sih gw rasa mrk ngga terlalu pusing, yg penting regular, contoh: gaji sbg employee.
*Travel insurance, harus yg mencakup wilayah Eropa juga (beli aja yg cakupannya worldwide), dgn minimal coverage kl ga salah USD30k, juga hrs termasuk repatriation costs. Jadi make sure ini included di dlm polis travel insurance yg lu pilih.
*Itinerary selama di Eropa. Ini yg rada "jengkelin" krn hrs nunjukin bukti bookingan hotel/hostel. Tapi berhubung gw ada famili di Belanda, problem solved. Jadi kalo lu ada famili/temen di Eropa sono, minta dia kirim lu surat undangan. Dia musti ke "gemeente" (city hall) tempat di tinggal di Belanda dan minta surat undangan, org gemeente udah tau kok, dun worry. Tinggal bayar biaya nominal, udh beres.
*Bukti bookingan tiket pesawat, ini lu bisa ke websitenya Emirates, buat aja, kaga perlu bayar dulu, trus print out dan lampirin aja ke application lu. Tar kalo visa udh pasti dapet, baru lu bayar, beres.
*Pasfoto, lupa ukuran apa dan brp lembar, background putih.
*Isi form, bisa di-download di website mrk.
*Bayar visa fee, wkt itu kl ga salah EUR60, diconvert aja ke SGD based on that day's rate, bayar in SGD di loketnya, udah beres.
*Paspor minimal musti valid 6 bln. Btw, paspor musti ditinggal utk nempelin stiker visanya. Jadi tar begitu visa keluar (approved) lu tinggal butuh dateng 1x aja utk ambil paspor & visanya yg udh nempel di situ. Kalo lu ngga bisa ninggalin paspor lu, misal krn lu musti travel, ya gpp, tapi lu nanti musti balik 2x ke Embassy, utk ninggalin paspor lu utk ditempelin stiker visa, en dtg lagi kedua kalinya utk ngambil paspor lu + visa.

Kayaknya gitu aja sih prosesnya. Itupun berdasarkan pengalaman thn 2010. Kayaknya ga bakal beda2 jauh. Dan kabar bagusnya skrg waktu prosesnya lebih cepet dibanding dulu. Yg penting semua persyaratan komplit.

AMSTERDAM, PARIS DAN ITALY, semua negara2 ini masuk wilayah Schengen, jadi cuma butuh 1 visa aja, yaitu Schengen visa, dia valid utk semua negara2 yg masuk perjanjian Schengen. Trus minta visanya di kedubes negara mana yg lu bakal tinggal paling lama, atau bisa juga di negara mana yg lu bakal masuk Uni Eropa pertama kali.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Rent a toy

Sewa mainan
Pemilik nya: Hazel (mobile: 9389 7383)
Untuk mainan yg popular harus pesan dulu jauh hari, kalau kita perpanjang sewanya bisa dapat discount, juga kalau nilai sewa S$50 atau keatas, mainan bisa diantar dan waktu due dia jemput kembali.
Eg. Little playzone Sewa cuma S$20/bulan untuk 4 panel, kalau kurang besar/luas bisa nambah

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Medical assistance

Should you need any medical assistance,
feel free to contact PERSIFY via:

+65 9118 3777
 26829FFF

They can assist you in finding the right doctor and help you make an appointment.
(You may mention that you were referred by "Helmie")

P/S: This service is Free of Charge ^^

Alternatively, you may go to this website

Saya mau bagi2 info nih. kalau misalnya ada yang butuh pendamping untuk check up ke Rumah Sakit di Singapore/ untuk konsultasi ke dokter2 di Singapore bisa kabari saya. free of charge.
Untuk info lebih lanjut bisa japri atau contact Jenny langsung di 9662 4128.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


LOL = Laughs Out Loud (tertawa terbahak)
LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing (tertawa sambil berguling dilantai kegirangan)
ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
FYI = For Your Information
HTH = Hope That Helped/Hope This Helps IAC = In Any Case
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
ASAP= As Soon As Possible (sesegera mungkin)
BTW = By The Way
TY = Thank You
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TFTT = Thanks For The Thought
TYVM = Thank You Very Much
CMIIW = Correct Me If I’m Wrong
LTNC = Long Time No See
OIC = Oh, I See
OMG = Oh, My God
OTOH = On The Other Hand
TS = Thread Starter (yang membuat/memulai suatu thread di forum)
WTB = Want To Buy
WTS = Want To Sell
WTI = Want To Inform
WTA = Want To Ask
BIN : Buy it Now
Inc : Kelipatan penawaran.
CP = Cross-Posting
OT = Off Topic
OOT = Out Of Topic (diluar topik)
VOOT = Very Out Of Topic
POV = Point Of View
PS = Post Scriptum; PostScript
SOL = Sorry, One Liner – kalau pesan anda pendek, cantumkan ini.
IMO = In My Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion (rarely: In My Honest Opinion)
IMNSHO = In My Not-So-Humble Opinion IOW = In Other Words
ISO = In Search Of
SSIA = Subject Says It All
TBE = To Be Expected
TBH = To Be Honest
TWIMC = To Whom It May Concern
TBYB = Try Before You Buy
TMA = Take My Advice
TIMTOWTDI = There Is More Than One Way To Do It
TINALO = This Is Not A Legal Opinion
TINAR = This Is Not A Recommendation
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