Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Warehouse Tour - Malaysia and Japan Exploratory warehouse

It has been some time since I have posted. Well, it can be tough finding new places run by real local entrepreneurs to open up their location for tourist for various reasons.

My purpose of this blog is not really to highlight well-known (I do blog about such places, regardless) but to educate the entrepreneurs the wisdom of opening up and be given not just free advertisement for their goods and services but even be paid while at the same time advertising their products and or services.

This post will be about a new concept store where in collaboration with the Malaysia and Japan authoritativeness, this concept warehouse allows small and medium enterprises to showcase their products in Singapore for a few months.

This allows the different brands to gauge the preference of Singaporeans and hopefully they may be able to re-export their products to the rest of the world through Singapore.

 It may be a surprise to some, given Singapore excellent reputation in food safety, honesty in business dealing and strong judiciary system, product widely used and re-export product enjoy a certain brand premium in many other countries.

The products in the warehouse range from household products to food (such as chips, ice cream, coffee and snack, etc) to even Art pieces. They will only be in Singapore for a short while so everything you buy will be unique or even limited collection!!

This location will be classified under warehouse series.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Random Place I have seen - Pulau Semakau Landfill

It has been two months since I have last posted. As some of my loyal readers know, Chinese New Year (CNY) shopping tour always takes up all my time. Well now that CNY shopping season is over, I am back! As promise in my previous post, a quick write up on Pulau Semakau Landfill.

Pulau Semakau Landfill is an offshore landfill using a membrane to carve out a section of the sea using Pulau Semakau as anchor. The landfill is separated into two phase and phase one is rapidly being filled up with ashes from waste incinerators in Singapore. The landfill is planned to last till 2045 and there seem to be no official words on the plan afterwards. So please practice the 3 R - Reuse, Recycle and Reduce wastage if possible!

Currently, through application, the public is allowed to visit the island for educational purpose, tracking along the tide lines and for star gazing.

I have attended an educational trip that show us the video on the life cycle of waste and the construction of Pulau Semakau at their visitor center, follow by a visit to the waste receiving center (Since it is all ash, there is very little or no smell at all) and a tour around the different part of the island using a mini-bus.

As the Pulau Semakau is not easily accessible, I will classify it under random places I havebeen