Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Things they did in Johor since GE13

Drove down from Kluang to Singapore to fetch my cousins yesterday.

None of my young Singaporean cousins owns a car.

They don't really need a car because the public transport there is really good.

Anyway, to own a car in Singapore can be quite costly.

In the past, when they wanted to go back to Kluang, they took the train from Tanjong Pagar, but now that the station had been moved up north to Woodlands, it's too much of a hassle for them to do that anymore.

I told them just to wait for me to fetch them. Furthermore, they have to bring Chinese New Year stuff and luggage for the week-long stay in Kluang.

I will be making another two trips to Singapore to fetch other relatives before the new year eve.

By the way, as I was driving back to Kluang with my cousins yesterday, I made a detour by going towards Skudai instead of just going along the EDL highway from the CIQ complex on the JB side.

I had wanted to check out JB for a while. Have not been there for quite a long time.

I noticed that the coastal development is ongoing. The reclamation works along what used to be the Lido beach seems to be relentless.

This is the signboard at the entrance of the Country Garden luxurious condominium project in Danga Bay.

Well, at least the Chinese are not being discriminated in Johor. They got big projects here. Sorts of :-)

I asked my cousin sitting next to me in the front passenger seat whether she would be interested to buy a unit of the condo being built by the Chinese developers.

"I'm already living in a pigeon hole in Singapore. Why would I want to buy another one in JB," she replied.

"How about for investment?" I asked again.

"Who I'm going to sell it to later? Another stupid Singaporean? I rather buy a landed property in Johor la. Maybe I will buy a place in Kluang so that I can always visit grandma and grandpa more often. I think that's more worthwhile," she said.

My cousin also asked me back how the luxurious developments along the Tebrau coastline could improve the lot of ordinary Johoreans.

"These are not like the HDB flats in Singapore. They were not being built for the people in mind but instead just for profit," she said.

I honestly can't answer her.

Any of you can help with the answer?

And while you are at it, may I know what this guy has been doing for almost two years since he became the Johor Menteri Besar?

Had he initiated anything new and significant for Johor?

If there is, please tell me.

Or, does he only rely on what had been done by his predecessor, TS Abdul Ghani Othman?

I actually have something "big" to write about Johor, but I'm waiting for the right time to do so.

By the way, I am also wondering, what happened to the Malay reserve land the Johor government said it was going to seize back from the non-Malays some time ago.

Had the Johor government developed those land upon seizing them?

Or was the whole thing just to show how Melayu is the Johor government?

In my opinion, it's quite dumb to try win Malays support that way.

The previous administration never resorted to such thing and yet it won, 83 per cent of the Malay votes in Johor during the last general election.

Well, never mind that.

Again, please just tell me if there were anything significant done by Khalid and his boys on their own since they took over Kota Iskandar almost two years ago.

Ada tak?

Bagi tanah free hold tepi pantai kat Cina tu tak kira tau.

Dah la tu, Cina pun bukan Cina Malaysia.

Kalau bagi kat sedara mara Cina aku pun tak pa sangat.

At least dia orang boleh bagi aku ang pau banyak sikit nak tahun baru ni.


  1. Annie, no point ranting your arse off. The truth is that no Malay or Malay rights group like Perkasa and Isma in Johor or more specifically in Johor Bahru has stood up to object or protest at all the development being carried out in Johor Bahru. Pantai Lido, tinggal hanya diabadikan dalam lagu. Now, I think Malays should not feel jealous if foreigners and particularly turn Danga Bay into a Chinese enclave. Don't blame the Chinese, the Malays gave Pantai Lido away.

  2. Dear Annie,

    I think you shouldn't have published something like this, because it's

    i. Overly stupid (that's obvious)
    ii. Overly seditious
    iii. Overly malicious to innocent people (Khaled Nordin)
    iv. Overly obscene (laid bare your typical way of asking stupid questions to hide your ignorance).

    1. Smoke on the Water, Fire in the Sky -
      Who is the Evil one of All?


    2. Dear Anon 9:47, you are either new here or prefer everyone to shut up. But even if you are an ALF in your comments, I hope that you, others and Annie keep posting, thoughtfully and respectfully.

  3. Annie,

    Just take a drive along the Tebrau Highway and look at the state of all the Malay kampung areas along the highway. It is as if the Malays there were living in a slum community. Look at the kids hanging out at the bus stops simply because they cannot stay at homes that are packed and smelly and dirty. Look at all the piles of rubbish along the drains. Ya, they keep talking about Iskandar and the development it has brought Johor. But it also looks like Johor has forgotten about her sons of the soil. Continue this way and then act absolutely surprised when the people don't vote for you at the next election.

  4. Ini gurindam pasal yang pertama

    Barang siapa tiada memegang agama,
    sekali-kali tiada boleh dibilangkan nama.
    Barang siapa mengenal yang empat,
    (syariat, tarekat, hakikat, makrifat)
    maka ia itulah orang ma'rifat
    Barang siapa mengenal Allah,
    suruh dan tegahnya tiada ia menyalah.
    Barang siapa mengenal diri,
    maka telah mengenal akan Tuhan yang bahari.
    Barang siapa mengenal dunia,
    tahulah ia barang yang terpedaya.
    Barang siapa mengenal akhirat,
    tahulah ia dunia itu mudarat.

  5. Imagine Danga Bay is where luxury condominiums occupied in the future by Chinese and Non-Malays. Guess where the tempat kumbahan najis ? Kg. Pasir !. Bijakkan orang Melayu !. Yang menghirup bayu Tebrau ialah orang Cina. Yang menghidu tahi ialah orang Melayu. Siapa yang perlu disalahkan.

  6. Tanya Raja Johor la. Kot kot baginda boleh mencemar duli untuk menjawab.

  7. Perkasa and Isma are "diam diam" about what's happening in JB/Iskandar.


    Let's put it this way. There are some things that you don't want to tangle with.

    Johoreans, especially residents of JB, are savvy enough to read between the lines.

    You need an "enfant terrible" as the Johor MB to shake the whole place up.

    Will such a person emerge from the ranks of Umno?

    Not any time soon, judging by the current batch of Johor politicians!

    I wonder what the Singapore Ministers think when they pay their annual Hari Raya visit to Johor?

  8. Annie,
    Tajuk Johor Tanjung Puteri
    Selat Tebrau airnya biru
    Di Pantai Lido tepian mandi
    Sepanjang masa di hari minggu

    Atas bukit Tanjung Puteri
    Taman hiburan indah berseri
    Pemandangan menawan hati
    Jalan tambak hubungan negeri

    Tanjung Sekijang nun di kuala
    Tempat nelayan mengail gelama
    Istana Hinggap di Kuala Danga
    Pantai berkelah keluarga diRaja

    Dari Tebrau orang berakit
    Singgah Stulang membeli kopi
    Pusara Si Bongkok di lereng bukit
    Di tepi pantai Tanjung Puteri

    Such poignant memories of pantai Lido, Kuala Danga, Tanjung Puteri to be replaced by concrete jungles mile high...

  9. Org nk invest berbillion kt sepanjang pantai lido dan danga xkanlah dalam tempoh 2 tahun dah berbondong2 masuk...rasanya akan ambil masa lebih panjang kot utk menilai potensi, merancang investment plan so pastinya perlu masa lebih panjang...agaknya kita kena tanya pentadbir terdahulu mcmana blh ramai sekali yg masuk ke johor....sekadar pandangan...