JB’s Largest Mall Capital 21 To Open Oct 17 – It Will Even Have An Indoor Theme Park!
All the hype built around Capital 21‘s opening is about to pay off!
Situated just 20 minutes from Woodlands Checkpoint, Capital 21 is supposedly Johor Bahru’s (JB) biggest mall. So if you’re wondering how to make the most out of the high SGD – MYR rate, you know where to go this October.[caption id="attachment_37624" align="aligncenter" width="1657"] Image Credit: Capital 21[/caption]
Largest Mall With Indoor Theme Park
The official word is that the mall’s opening is slated for 17th October 2018 in Jalan Tampoi – just 20 minutes from Woodlands Checkpoint.
What sets them apart from the other malls in JB is that this complex houses an indoor theme park as well as thematic floors inspired by 5 different continents.
Here’s what you can expect at Capital 21.
Travel The World In One Shopping Mall
You don’t have to spend a bomb travelling the world when you can immerse yourself in 5 different continents all in one shopping mall.[caption id="attachment_37622" align="aligncenter" width="1170"] Image Credit: Capital 21[/caption]
From the elevation floor plan alone, you can see that it’s far from your typical shopping mall. Featuring America (Upper Ground), Europe (First Floor), Australia (Second Floor), Asia (Third Floor) and Middle East (Fourth Floor), each level is designed to look like its respective continent.[caption id="attachment_37623" align="aligncenter" width="1999"] Image Credit: Capital 21[/caption]
From bright Japanese lanterns to the Leaning Tower Of Pisa, here’s your chance to travel the world in one day!
Indoor Theme Park
Besides the exciting retail areas, the main highlight of this mall is probably their indoor theme park!
Occupying the third and fourth level of the mall will be MCM Studio, an indoor theme park that is divided into 3 main sections – Movie Planet, Cartoon Planet and Music Planet.[caption id="attachment_37625" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: MCM Studio Facebook[/caption]
In Movie Planet, you can expect thrilling rides such as Transformers, Dinosaur World and even haunted houses. For families with young children, Cartoon Planet will showcase “kiddy attractions” such as Tom and Jerry as well as other animated characters.
For those who aren’t up for rides, Music Planet, will also showcase a circus as well as musical and theatrical performances by “internationally renowned names” such as the Great British Circus.[caption id="attachment_37626" align="aligncenter" width="1944"] Image Credit: MCM Studio Facebook[/caption]
Planning a day trip to JB soon? Grab your loved ones and have a spectacular weekend at Capital 21!
Mark your calendars for 17 October so you won’t miss out on all the fun!
Address: 83 Jalan Tampoi Bandar Baru Uda, Jalan Tampoi, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Date: 17th October 2018
Opening Hours: Daily | 10AM – 11PM
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(Header Image Source: Capital 21)
These 15 Hipster Cafes In Johor Bahru Are Worth Braving The Customs For
Love discovering new cafes?
So do we! Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a surge of new cafes popping up all over Singapore, and it seems the cafe scene has grown across the border too. With plenty of hipster cafes with cool, unique decor and delicious brunch-fare in JB, there’s one more reason to cross the border.
If you live for decadent brunches, chill vibes and lazy, care-free afternoons, you’ll fall in love with these hipster cafes. Not only do they have their own distinct aesthetic, they also have signature foods (and drinks!) you won’t find in Singapore.
Here are 15 hipster cafes in JB we think are worth crossing the border for.
1. Bev C (Halal)[caption id="attachment_25549" align="aligncenter" width="877"] Image Credit: @morethanconquerors75[/caption]
Housed along the street, along with a string of other hipster cafes is this nook that’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. With its entrance bedecked in rustic, earthy tones of wood and brick, it certainly has a homely quality to it.[caption id="attachment_26923" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Image Credit: @bevccafe[/caption]
With its in-house boutique merging seamlessly with its cafe, Bev C proves that one can master both the crafts of coffee and fashion with finesse. Check out its clothing label here.[caption id="attachment_26925" align="aligncenter" width="921"] Image Credit: @bevccafe[/caption]
Feast your eyes on their Chocolate Mint Pies that you’ve probably squealed over a thousand times on Instagram. For fans of Windowsill pies, you’ll love this one as well.[caption id="attachment_26924" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Image Credit: @annngiaw[/caption]
Yummy pies aside, this cafe offers the renowned Ice Cube Espresso with Milk and Caramel, which ensures diluted coffee will not be an issue as you sit and chat with your pals.
Must Try: Charcoal Croissant with Smoked Salmon, Chocolate Mint Pie, White Chocolate Truffle Pie, Ice Cube Espresso
Address: 54 Jalan Tan Hiok Nee 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Tue – Fri: 1 pm – 11 pm; Sat & Sun: 12 pm – 11pm, Closed on Mon
2. B.LO.C. (Halal)
B.LO.C, short for The Banana LOver Cafe, will take your goreng pisang love to new heights.[caption id="attachment_26904" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: B.LO.C Facebook[/caption]
Situated opposite Taman Sentosa, at B.LO.C, you can drown your crispy goreng pisang in cheese or dark chocolate; you can even dunk it into creamy ice cream! Better yet, coat it with crunchy golden cereal, drizzled with hot caramel sauce. The flavour combinations are limited only by your imagination.[caption id="attachment_25582" align="aligncenter" width="926"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Chaiwalla & Co. Facebook[/caption]
Handcrafted artisan teas with 5 bases, 15 flavours (e.g. saffron rose, pure yoghurt, winter melon) and a selection of 9 different toppings (e.g. coffee jelly, pearls, nata de coco), these customisable drinks are the perfect pick-me-up as you go on your cafe hunt.[caption id="attachment_26911" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image Credit: Gong Cha, the sweetness level can also be adjusted to your liking. [caption id="attachment_26907" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image Credit: Chaiwalla & Co. Facebook[/caption]
Must Try: Thai Iced Milk Tea, Iced Chai Latte
Chaiwalla & Co. Honest Tea
Address: Lot 2810, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 80000 Bandar Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 9.30am – 6.30pm; Fri – Sun: 9.30am – 6.30pm, 8pm – 1am
4. Coffee Signature
It’s raining, it’s pouring Sweet Little Rain. As its name would suggest, expect a large, poofy cloud to deliver melted droplets of cotton candy into your piping hot black coffee or tea.[caption id="attachment_26927" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Image Credit: @benjibaykon[/caption]
Other beverages served here include Green Tea Latte served in a big light bulb, and their unique Huevos Rancheros egg dish that’s more than just a run-of-the-mill Eggs Benedict.[caption id="attachment_26926" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Image Credit: @carvne[/caption]
In Mini Sunshine Brilliant, you’ll find a crispy ham bowl bearing a yummy mixture of eggs, cream and cheese.
Must Try: Sweet Little Rain, Huevos Rancheros, Mini Sunshine Brilliant, Ice Blended Green Tea
Address: 53, Jalan Serampang, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80050 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 10pm; Fri – Sat, 12pm – 11pm
5. Coffee Valley (Halal)[caption id="attachment_25590" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: kaleidowords[/caption]
The feasting doesn’t end there; their waffles are pretty sensational too.
Must Try: Egg Slut, Four Seasons Waffle, Mixed Berries Waffles
Address: 12A Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru 80000 | L2-550A, Sutera
Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thu – Sun: 11.30am – 8pm; Closed on Wed
6. EH HE Art Cafe[caption id="attachment_25595" align="aligncenter" width="795"] Image Credit: @misterkym[/caption]
Stepping through the doors of this cafe is almost like entering the home of a quirky collector who’s obsessed with art in all its forms. Everywhere you turn, you’ll be greeted with one-of-a-kind sculptures and paintings.[caption id="attachment_25596" align="aligncenter" width="795"] Image Credit: @deruii_insta[/caption]
If you’re craving something a little different, give the coffee here a shot. You’ll notice their coffee has a distinct aroma, for they use traditional beans that are homegrown in Johor, unlike the trendy Arabica beans brewed in countless other cafes.[caption id="attachment_25597" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Image Credit: @thee_meiyen[/caption]
Besides their old-timey drinks, EH HE serves up wonderfully old school nosh too. Red Bean Soup, Chendol, Nasi Lemak and Curry Chicken are some of the items that make an appearance on their menu.[caption id="attachment_25638" align="aligncenter" width="793"] Image Credit: @prollyfrolic[/caption]
Must Try: Chendol, Kopi-O, Fried Mee Siam, Red Bean Soup
EH HE Art Cafe
Address: No. 1, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru 80000, Johor Bahru (Around the corner of Hiap Joo Bakery)
Opening hours: 12pm – 11pm daily
7. Faculty of Caffeine (Halal)[caption id="attachment_26912" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: Image Credit: @stormscape[/caption]
Great interior decor aside, this cafe offers food and drinks that’ll exceed most expectations. Sink your teeth into Madam Lim’s chewy chocolatey brownie, and feast on their waffles for some great food therapy.[caption id="attachment_25653" align="aligncenter" width="637"] Image Credit: @malaysiancafes[/caption]
Must Try: Dark Churros with Salted Egg Yolk Dip, Curry Soft Crab Waffles, Friendly Eggs Benny
Faculty Of Caffeine
Address: 33, Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
8. Flowers in the Window[caption id="attachment_25658" align="aligncenter" width="638"] Image Credit: @sinsze52_w[/caption]
Brought to us by the same team behind the famed Roost cafe, this two-storey cafe is lush with greenery and overflowing with flowers from every nook and cranny.[caption id="attachment_25659" align="aligncenter" width="784"] Image Credit: @biee.yu[/caption]
If you’ve ever fantasised about stumbling onto a Fairies’ Tea Party in the woods, this comes very close.
In keeping with its theme of flora and fauna, this cafe sells flowers and plants, and incorporates edible greenery and flowers in its food. That makes for some pretty whimsical food which will no doubt gain you several more Instagram followers.[caption id="attachment_25660" align="aligncenter" width="632"] Image Credit: @flowersinthewindow09[/caption]
Their cakes, freshly-baked daily, come in a bunch of unique and yummy flavours, such as their Rose Pistachio Cake, Pina Colada Cake and Pomegranate Brownie.[caption id="attachment_25663" align="aligncenter" width="621"] Image Credit: @flowersinthewindow09[/caption]
For a real surprise, try the Rosemary, Chilli and Lemon Drink. It’s unexpectedly tasty! Who knew these flavours would work so well together?[caption id="attachment_25662" align="aligncenter" width="789"] Image Credit: @tof5u[/caption]
Must Try: Rose and Pistachio Cake, Lemon Meringue Tart, Pina Colada Cake, Rosemary, Lemon and Chilli Drink, Watermelon Strawberry Juice
Flowers in the Window
Address: 9, Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm daily
9. The Ice Cream Project
It turns out that the secret to creamy, delicious ice cream is liquid nitrogen, as we learnt at this cosy, yet roomy cafe.[caption id="attachment_25695" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Image Credit: @tip_theicecreamproject[/caption]
The Butterscotch Ice Cream is a silky dollop of milky cream and smooth butterscotch–an utterly tasty combo. While savouring the ice cream, sip on some of their many teas for an interesting flavour contrast.[caption id="attachment_25697" align="aligncenter" width="787"] Image Credit: @tip_theicecreamproject[/caption]
Must Try: Butterscotch Ice Cream, Brownies & Cream Ice Cream
The Ice Cream Project
Address: 31 Jalan Dhoby, 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 1pm – 10pm; Fri & Sat: 1pm – 12am
10. Kafuka Cafe & Music Studio[caption id="attachment_25698" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Image Credit: @kafukacafe[/caption]
At this quaint little space, you’ll be able to find refuge from the busy, modern cafes and their ubiquitous hipster decor.
Inspired by Japanese elements, the cafe space doubles as a music studio where instruments are displayed, complementing the serenity of the place. Here and there, mini potted plants add a touch of life to the otherwise zen space.[caption id="attachment_25699" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Image Credit: @ellis_soo_[/caption]
Not only do they offer plenty of matcha-flavoured foods for those who love their matcha, their menu features a wide variety of good ol’ cafe nosh too.[caption id="attachment_25700" align="aligncenter" width="791"] Image Credit: @rientan[/caption]
Must Try: Matcha Red Bean Pancake, Crushed Oreo Belgian waffle, Chocolate and Banana Pancake, Matcha Latte
Kafuka Cafe & Music Studio
Address: 16A, Jalan Bendahara 12, Tmn Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, Johor
Opening hours: Sun – Wed: 11am – 10pm; Fri – Sat: 11am – 11pm; Closed on Thursday
11. Maco Vintage[caption id="attachment_26921" align="aligncenter" width="616"] Image Credit: Wix[/caption]
Started up by Singapore pastry chef, Maco, this cafe is famed for its mille crepe cakes.[caption id="attachment_25720" align="aligncenter" width="801"] Image Credit: @_sabrinasalleh[/caption]
As photogenic as they are tasty, the cakes come in flavours ranging from Trio Chocolate to Musang (mao shan wang 猫山王) durian flavour. You won’t have trouble finishing a slice all by yourself, as the cream is light and not overly gelat like some cakes can get.
If you’re thinking of having it to go, their dry ice sachets will keep the cakes chilled for about an hour.[caption id="attachment_25721" align="aligncenter" width="760"] Image Credit: @smileycooly[/caption]
Besides the cakes, you’ll find a satisfying selection of appetizers, mains, desserts, and hot and cold beverages served here.
Must try: Matcha Azuki, Bailey’s, Rainbow, and Musang Mille Crepe Cakes
Address: Jalan Ibrahim, 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 12.30pm – 11pm; Sat: 11am – 12.30am; Sun: 11am – 11pm
12. Miyakori Cafe (Halal)[caption id="attachment_25724" align="aligncenter" width="802"] Image Credit: @lovekimis[/caption]
Coffee with cute, stenciled animals and cakes with faces–these are some of the things you’ll find at this lovely cafe. It was an immense struggle deciding on the animals for our cakes and drinks. Not to mention, having to destroy these cute works of art killed us a little bit inside.[caption id="attachment_25723" align="aligncenter" width="786"] Image Credit: @catherinechewkailay[/caption]
Sip on a cute kitty with this “Cat-puccino”, a brew with a nutty, chocolate-y aroma and a lingering sweetness. If you’re wondering, Miyakori’s coffee beans are imported from El Salvador, Sumatra, and Brazil.[caption id="attachment_25722" align="aligncenter" width="797"] Image Credit: @whyohwhyareyouxy[/caption]
Their cutesy image is backed up with substance, for the cafe serves pretty good cheesecake and brownies. The cheesecake is warm and light, while the brownie leaves no chocolate lover in want with its rich and dark aftertaste.
Must Try: Oreo Cheesecake, Brownie, Strawberry Shortcake, Matcha Latte, Cat-puccino
Address: 41, Jalan Indah 22/14, Bukit Indah 2, Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm daily
13. Monsta Cafe[caption id="attachment_25726" align="aligncenter" width="772"] Image Credit: @suann84[/caption]
Old school meets cute-slash-psychedelic at this cafe. Retro school lockers, carpet grass and cloud motifs on the walls… We love the eclectic vibe of this coffee spot. At the entrance, look out for a large pink behemoth, the guardian of this 2-storey cafe.
Try their much raved about Cold Brew coffee, and sip on one of their lattes, which come with customisable latte art. Pick your design, or let the barista surprise you![caption id="attachment_25728" align="aligncenter" width="790"] Image Credit: @annyew[/caption]
Dig into their Monsta Espresso Chicken Chop that comes with a shot of Espresso, lending the sauce a unique kick of flavour. The Monsta Mamee Burger is also crunchy and addictive, but we advice eating it deconstructed, as it’ll fall apart after a bite.
Must try: Cotton Candy Affogato, Cold Brew Coffee, Monsta Mamee Burger, Monsta Espresso Chicken Chop
Address: 157 Jalan Bestari ⅕ Taman Nusa Bestari Skudai. 81300 Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 10am – 12mn; Fri – Sun: 11am – 1am
14. Roost Repurposed & Recycled[caption id="attachment_25740" align="aligncenter" width="797"] Image Credit: @egotisc[/caption]
An old beer crate, a plastic container and empty glass bottles are given a new lease of life at this cafe that really knows how to turn waste into wonder.[caption id="attachment_25742" align="aligncenter" width="804"] Image Credit: @immissmai[/caption]
Not only are they pros at recycling, they’re just as adept at serving tasty grub. Share a plate of chicken meatballs and mashed potatoes with your friends. After that, have a bowl of their signature frozen yogurt for dessert.[caption id="attachment_25743" align="aligncenter" width="791"] Image Credit: @sueann_y[/caption]
Must Try: Frozen Yogurt, Chicken Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes, Smoked Salmon Salad, Eggs Benedict
Roost Repurposed & Recycled
Address: 14 Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 12am; Sun: 6pm – 12am
15. Victoria Rossa English Tea Room (F.K.A. The Teavana)[caption id="attachment_25744" align="aligncenter" width="686"] Image Credit: @mrscheryltan[/caption]
In this English princess-themed cafe, you’ll can’t help but lift your pinky while taking a sip of your latte.
With its porcelain tea sets, pastel colour scheme and floral printed furniture and crockery, dining here will awaken your inner princess.[caption id="attachment_25745" align="aligncenter" width="688"] Image Credit: @____aat07.17777777[/caption]
Not only do they serve delicious mains, their deserts and pastries do not disappoint. Choose from cakes, scones or muffins, and a selection of coffees and teas.[caption id="attachment_25746" align="aligncenter" width="796"] Image Credit: @aloeverararara[/caption]
Must Try: Pasta Sampler, Korean Beefy Cheesy Fries, Cloudy Toast, Lavender Latte
Victoria Rossa English Tea Room
Address: 128 Jalan Dato Sulaiman Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm daily
If looking at these pictures worked up an appetite, there’s only one thing left to do: cross the border for some delicious, wallet-friendly eats! Plus, there’s no better time than now, with the KTM shuttle charging ridiculously lows prices and taking you to JB in under 10 minutes.
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(Header Image Source: @bevccafe)
Traffic Forecasts For 2nd Link & Woodlands Causeway This Chinese New Year
If you’re heading to Johor Bahru (JB) this Chinese New Year, you’re definitely not alone. Welcome to the club for all motorists who will be utilizing the Causeway and the 2nd Link. Like Sun Tzu heading to war, it’s best to enter JB with a solid strategy…by arming yourself with these.
We’re referring to these amazing traffic jam forecasts we’ve uncovered! This way, you’ll be able to plan your entry into JB with maximum efficiency.
Be assured that this forecast is pretty accurate, as the reference data is based on the traffic statistics in Chinese New Year 2016.
2 days before Chinese New Year – 26 January 2017 (Thursday)[caption id="attachment_21140" align="alignnone" width="660"] Causewayjam Wordpress[/caption]
As the eve of Chinese New Year is on 27 January 2017 (Friday), most Malaysians tend to return home the day before, which is 26 January 2017. This explains the spike in the traffic from Singapore to JB at both the Causeway and the 2nd Link, which will start to build up from 2 pm onwards. It’s best to be a bit more kiasu (aka wiser) and set off earlier if you can.
Eve of Chinese New Year – 27 January 2017 (Friday)[caption id="attachment_21141" align="alignnone" width="660"] Causewayjam Wordpress[/caption]
On Chinese New Year’s eve, set your alarm clock to ring even earlier. As you can see from the graphs, traffic flowing into JB will build up as early as 4am. However, it’s possible that traffic may ease before evening as most people would already be at their reunion dinners.
Chinese New Year – 28, 29 January 2017 (Saturday, Sunday)[caption id="attachment_21142" align="alignnone" width="660"] Causewayjam Wordpress[/caption]
In the mornings of the 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year, we can expect traffic to be at a low volume. However, the trends show that traffic will start increasing around noon at both sides of the border, probably due to Malaysians visiting Singapore or PRs returning home early.
Last day of the Chinese New Year Holiday – 30 January 2017 (Monday)[caption id="attachment_21143" align="alignnone" width="660"] Causewayjam Wordpress[/caption]
On the last day of the holiday, it is expected that many will be returning to Singapore in preparation for work the next day. It appears that the 2nd Link will be more affected as most of the people travelling back from the North of Malaysia will choose this route. In this case, it’s best to take the Causeway!
One day after the Chinese New Year Holiday – 31 January 2017 (Tuesday)[caption id="attachment_21144" align="alignnone" width="660"] Causewayjam Wordpress[/caption]
Given that it’s a work day, most people would already have arrived home the day before (30 January 2017). However, it’s not uncommon for some to take a day off or two. As such, do note that there may be more traffic heading into Singapore after lunch hour, especially on the 2nd Link.
We hope that these forecasts do come in handy. Share this information with your friends and loved ones so they can enter JB or Singapore quickly and with ease.
Everyone gets frustrated in a jam, but don’t forget that safety is paramount. Drive safely!
Information credit and for real-time traffic forecasts at the Causeway and 2nd Link: causewayjam.wordpress.com
Header image credits: HD Wallpaper
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Top 5 Food To Eat When In JB
Thinking about what to eat in JB? Here’s a list of the top 5 food you should try out on your next trip to JB.
1. Mee Rebus
Having a hard time finding a delicious plate of Mee Rebus in Singapore? Fret not! As most of the Mee Rebus served in JB are of pretty decent standard. Served in a spicy yet sweet gravy, who can resists the temptation of Mee Rebus on your next venture to JB. Highly recommended on the list is Mee Rebus Haji Wahid at Angsana Plaza with its thick and tasty gravy which had long been a favorite among locals.
2. Bak Kut Teh
A dish originally from Klang in Selangor, Malaysia. Bak Kut Teh now has its presence all over Malaysia. A lot of people in JB would claim that they know where is the best Bak Kut Teh around JB, however, the best way would be to try it yourself.
3. Kuey Teow Kia
There is no lack of Kuey Teow Kia in JB. There is actually quite a few well known Kuey Teow Kia spot near the JB immigration checkpoint. Now you have one more reason to cross the causeway, other than getting your petrol pumped (sarcasm intended).
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4. Dim Sum[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/_s3wnuMGcm/[/embed]
Let’s be honest, going for a Dim Sum yumcha is just too expensive in Singapore. With the exchange rate at one dollar to three ringgit, there’s now more reason you can drag your friend along to JB for that Dim Sum yumcha you’ve been talking about.
5. Seafood Dinner[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/31cSK4ni5c/[/embed]
Last but not least on our top 5 is of course a seafood dinner in JB. With seafood fresh from the sea at an affordable price, it is no surprise that Singaporeans often flock to JB for seafood during the weekend. A few places on recommendation are restaurants around Gelang Patah, Taman Laguna or Kukup.
Quickly get your dollar changed and head out to JB and taste it yourself.
Cover photo by IRDA
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