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LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort Reopens On October 14, 2021

After ten months, Malaysia finally lifted its interstate travel ban yesterday (11 October). The decision was made in light of the country achieving a 90 pc vaccination rate for its adult population. 

Many are understandably excited at being able to see their families; while others are keen to travel again, even domestically. The recent Langkawi travel bubble — a pilot project for fully vaccinated travellers to visit the island for tourism — was seen as a success, generating some RM24.9 million for the local economy. 

Personally, I’m still a bit cautious about travelling for leisure, because as much as I want to be out and about, I live with my parents and they’re in the vulnerable category. But I understand that achieving COVID-zero is now almost impossible — so the next best thing is to learn to live with the virus. For those who want to travel, I think the best that you can do is to use common sense (which seems to be severely lacking these days!). Wear a mask, sanitise and avoid crowded areas (if you see that a place is crowded, don’t lah go and berpusu-pusu there with no social distancing wtf). 

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort has SOP signages throughout the theme park to remind guests to stay safe.

Anyway, now that the PSA is over and done with: for those who are headed south, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is slated to reopen on October 14. Legoland Malaysia is the only one of its kind in Asia — so families and fans will be able to enjoy a complete experience encompassing the LEGOLAND Theme Park, Water Park, hotel and SEA LIFE Malaysia once the resort resumes its operations. And even though they haven’t been able to operate for months at a time due to the pandemic, the resort has not been idle: there’s going to be a brand new attraction, called Planet LEGOLAND®. This immersive build experience encourages children and parents alike to unleash their imagination by building, unbuilding and rebuilding the world of their dreams with LEGO® bricks. 

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort Team member preparing their stations in anticipation of reopening.

As guests arrive at PLANET LEGOLAND®, they will be greeted by a six-foot-wide LEGO globe built out of more than 200,000 bricks. The idea behind it is to envision a future filled with positivity and joy, something that the world needs to ‘rebuild’ following the aftermath of the pandemic. From there, guests are welcome to select one of four different themed stations to create their masterpieces: whether they prefer dragons, princesses, knights, vehicles, animals and creatures, or ninjas. Younger guests with smaller hands are not left out, as there is also a DUPLO® station. Once you’ve got your masterpiece built, snap a selfie with the model and share it using the #RebuildtheWorld, then place your individual models onto the globe! 

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort team members are trained to sanitize rides between guests.

Returning to Play With Safety in Mind

Like any responsible entity, the resort has health and safety measures in place. At PLANET LEGOLAND, there is a 2-metre distance rule, and the usual safety guidelines apply, such as face masks, the use of hand sanitiser and reduced capacity are enforced. All bricks in the space are also ‘quarantined’ for 72 hours after sanitisation, while build stations are cleaned several times daily. *Of course, PERSONAL responsibility is very important too, so do your part to be a responsible guest!

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort team members are trained to sanitize rides between guests

Reopening Deals 

Welcoming guests back to the resort are a series of sweet deals. Purchase 4 Triple Park passes and you can get a 2D1N stay at LEGOLAND Hotel for free. The passes will also be eligible for upgrade to an annual pass. Meanwhile, those who already have annual passes can renew them at a 25% discount, so if you’re a family of five, you stand to save up to RM350. 

For more details, visit legoland.com.my. 

Happy travels, and stay safe! 

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Hilton Malaysia Offers Tantalising Dishes For Dine-In and Takeaway

As we welcome the month of March, Hilton Malaysia presents an array of scrumptious dishes for everyone across its properties: from bento sets to high tea for two, and vacuum-packed meals to bring out the inner chef in you at home.

The Food Store, DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka – Bento Express

The Food Store, DouleTree by Hilton Melaka - Bento Express

If you’re always on the go, fret not – your lunch and dinner meals are covered, thanks to the delicious bento boxes for takeaway and delivery offered by DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka. Indulge the taste buds with special chicken and beef-themed menus such as Golden Fried Chicken with Salted Egg Sauce, Roasted Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce, Daging Dengdeng Berlado, Daging Rempah Bakar Madu and more. Each set comes with a salad, ‘Chef’s cake of the day’, whole fruit and beverage.

  • 1 Feb – 31 Dec 2021 | 11am – 8pm (Daily)
  • From RM35 nett
  • Pre-order is required 2 days in advance
  • A minimum order of 5 sets
  • Delivery charges apply

For reservations, call +606 222 3333, email MKZMM_CB@hilton.com or visit www.eatdrinkhilton.com

Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka –Street Food Dinner

Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka - Street Food Dinner

Miss hawker food? Inspired by the diverse culinary elements from the street food scene, you can embark on a gastronomic journey with DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka to discover an array of authentic street food from Malaysia. The all-you-can-eat assisted buffet comprises lip-smacking favourites such as Fried Kuey Teow, Nyonya Curry Laksa, Satay, Tandoori Chicken and many more that are too delicious to miss.

  • From 2 Feb 2021 onwards | Every Saturday, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
  • RM69 nett per adult | RM49 nett per child & senior citizen
  • Prior reservation is required. | Standard bank discounts are applicable

For reservations, call +60 6 222 3333, email MKZMM_FB@hilton.com or visit http://www.eatdrinkhilton.com

The Food Store, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru – Weekday Lunch Box

The Food Store, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru - Weekday Lunch Box

Perfect for a quick fix-up at work or fuss-free meal at home, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru’s lunch boxes are your go-to options. Perk up your palate with awesome flavours in this month’s highlights: Szechuan Chicken and Lamb Kofta Curry. Available for dine-in or takeaway via TABLEAPP.

  • Monday – Friday | 12pm – 2pm
  • RM16 nett per box (inclusive of a drink)

For reservations, call +607 268 6868, email JohorBahru.FB@hilton.com or visit http://www.eatdrinkhilton.com

Axis Lounge, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru – High Tea for Two

Axis Lounge, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru - High Tea for Two

Whether it’s an afternoon with your friends or an intimate tea treat with that special someone, Axis Lounge is the place to go for a pot of tea and dainty delicacies. Diners can look forward to Strawberry Truffle, Pink Blondies, Salmon Mousse on Brioche, Pizza Margherita and more. Choose from a selection of premium Dilmah tea or coffee to pair with the high tea set.

  • 1 – 31 Mar 2020 | 12pm – 4pm
  • RM78 nett for 2 persons

For reservations, call +607 268 6868, email JohorBahru.FB@hilton.com or visit http://www.eatdrinkhilton.com

Waterfront Café, Hilton Kuching – Bring Hilton Home

Waterfront Cafe, Hilton Kuching - Bring Hilton Home

From appetisers to mains and desserts, Waterfront Cafe offers all-in-one bento meals. Expect a nutritious and flavourful meal like Wok-Fried Beef with Onion and Ginger Bento, Fish Fillet with Thai Kerabu and Kampung Fried Rice Bento and Pan-Fried Chicken Chop with Rosemary Jus Bento. All delivered straight to your doorstep.

  • From 1 Feb 2021 onwards | 12pm – 7pm
  • RM20 nett per set
  • Pre-order is required one day in advance

For reservations, visit https://takeus-home.com/hilton-kuching/ or order through TABLEAPP

Hilton Kuching – Vacuum Packed Delights

Hilton Kuching - Vacuum Packed Delights

If you are looking for ways to have a fun and delicious affair at home, check out the pre-cooked meal packs from Hilton Kuching that are sure to make your next meal a guaranteed flavour-some experience and a breeze to put together. Be your own chef and cook tasty dishes like Beef Rendang Tok, Lamb Curry, Creamy Mushroom Soup and more.

  • From RM15 nett per pack

For reservations, call +608 2223 888 or email KUCHI_FB@hilton.com

Amerin Boutique Hotel, Johor Bahru

If Kuala Lumpur is the hub of Malaysia’s central region, then Johor Bahru is the star city of the south. It is known as a weekend retreat for many Singaporeans – with cheaper food, cheaper clothing, and cheaper everything (blame it on our weak currency!). The place is also home to attractions like Legoland, Angry Birds Theme Park and the Hello Kitty theme park.

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I’ve never been to JB, having only gone to Kluang and Muar. So when H & I were invited for a stay at the newly opened Amerin Hotel JB, we jumped at the chance. We booked a bus ticket and set off from the Bandar Tasik Selatan terminal. Ride took four hours, give or take. Arriving at Larkin Bus Terminal, we took a taxi to Taman Perling, where the hotel is. It’s hard to miss, since it’s a housing/suburban area and the building is the tallest one around.

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The place opened its doors in May this year, so everything, from the carpets and furniture, looked brand spanking new. We were greeted by the smell of freshly roasted coffee – courtesy of the Gloria Jeans cafe next to the lobby.

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Our room had two single beds and was simple but clean. The hotel has four themes, so different floors have different colors. Ours was blue: blue carpet, deep blue curtains, matched with pink frosted glass at the shower area. They also provided tea making facilities, a safe, toiletries and a big flat screen TV with lots of channels.

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It was high noon and we were starving, so we walked across the road to Perling Mall. It’s an old, neighbourhood-style mall with a few shops, a hypermarket, a very small cinema that only played three movies (two of which were Tamil films) and some eateries. We got some hot mushroom soup from Secret Recipe…

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Then stopped by at Marrybrown’s for some fried chicken.

I think I mentioned before that I love Marrybrown, a Malaysian fast food chain. There aren’t many outlets in KL, so I was really happy to find a branch here. The skin was crispy, crunchy and salty, while the insides were cooked to tender perfection. You know how fast food commercials usually have smoke rising from the meat? That’s how it is with the chicken at Marrybrown, haha! I also like how they have mushroom gravy with it. The fries are thin cut and way crispier than the McD variety.

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Headed back to the hotel and checked out the pool on the top floor, which offers a birds’ eye view of the city. There are a couple of lounge chairs for visitors to relax on, as well as a mini bar which opens at night. A couple of steps away is the spa where you can get a manicure/pedicure.

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Dinner time! The restaurant’s outdoor patio is lined with soft, pouffe-y sofas that are really cosy.

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Sunset. Great for a romantic meal with your significant other.

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We were greatly honored as the hotel’s head chef, an affable young man by the name of Chef Brandon, prepared our meals personally. Talk about VIP treatment! Appetiser was a deep-fried croquette egg with tangy mayo dip, topped with salmon roe and baby bean sprouts. The egg had a perfectly crisp, golden outer shell, whilst still maintaining a lovely, gooey centre.

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Poached butter fish. Fish is quite hard to pull off in my opinion, since it’s all about perfect timing to get that soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture. What can I say, this dish nails it. The brown sauce and the bed of mashed potato complemented the fish really well, and the diced tomatoes gave it a refreshing tang. 10/10.

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Dessert was a soft chocolate mousse cake with fresh fruits. Pastries are not prepared in-house, but the quality was decent. A little on the sweet side, so if you like that then this’ll be your cup of tea (or cake).

It was quite late by the time we were done with dinner, so we couldn’t go very far from the hotel. Went to get a massage at Perling Mall again, and then back for a good night’s sleep.

I enjoyed my stay at the hotel. It’s clean, comfy and has facilities like a gym, swimming pool and restaurant. Although it’s not located in the city centre itself, getting anywhere by taxi should be a breeze. It’s also just across the road from this bus stop where you can catch a bus directly into Singapore.

More info (room rates, facilities, etc) here: http://amerinhotel.com.my/

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The next day, we caught a bus from Larkin back to KL. The terminal is pretty old, but there are lots of shops selling clothing and souvenirs, a McDs, and a wet market area.

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Ride back to KL was uneventful, but it was a nice two-day retreat from work. 🙂

 

Tangkak Beef Noodles, Bandar Puteri Puchong

When it comes to franchises, I can be a little skeptical. The original may be bomb, but the franchises often fall short because of poor quality control.

A famous beef noodle franchise from Johor is the Tangkak Beef Noodle chain, with dozens of restaurants in KL, Melaka and several other states. The nearest one to me is the one in Bandar Puteri, Puchong – which I stopped by recently for lunch. And it didn’t disappoint!

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Clean, air-conditioned, cosy. Appetising displays of beef noodles plastered on the wall and menus.

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You can choose a few types of noodles, such as yellow noodles, kuey teow, mihun and lai fun. I opted for the latter, which has a chewy texture and a transparent/glutinous appearance. You can also pick parts of the cow you want in your soup: beef, tenderloin, tendons, stomach, etc.

I got the beef + stomach. Beef chunks were tender and juicy, while the offal was cleaned well and had absorbed the full flavour of the beef stock. I was taken aback by the generosity of their servings – at only Rm11.90, it was a steal. Most places would give you a few sorry pieces of meat, but not this one. My bowl was practically loaded, so much so that I couldn’t see the noodles beneath lol.

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Jasmine Green Tea, which was frothy and milky. Not a fan of the froth, but it was otherwise a good thirst quencher.

I have not tasted the original Tangkak Beef Noodles so I can’t put it as a benchmark, but the franchise dishes out a good beef noodle. Now I know where to get my fix.

TANGKAK BEEF NOODLES (Bandar Puteri) 

Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri, 47100, Puchong, Selangor

 

 

Food Street, Muar Johor

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So I was in the southern Malaysian state of Johor for some R&R with the family. We visited the goat farm in Kluang and had a delicious breakfast at the town’s local train station. Feeling sleepy, I was looking forward to a nice nap in the car on the four hour journey back to Kuala Lumpur – but the parents decided to make a pitstop at the coastal cityof Muar.

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The city is separated into two parts by the mouth of the Muar river. In the city center, its streets are reminiscent of many ex-colonial towns in Malaysia, such as Ipoh, Penang and Kuala Lumpur. Low, pre-war buildings with wooden windows line the streets.

We went hunting for food along Muar’s famous ‘food street’ along Jalan Haji Abu.

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They still have an old Rex cineplex here. Rex used to be what the new TGVs and GSCs are now, and was probably one of the earliest cinemas in Malaysia, but they’ve died out. Today, I think it has been converted into an electrical shop, although the ‘Rex’ sign in four languages still remain.

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We had lunch at a corner coffee shop along Food Street. A must-have while in Muar is the otak-otak (or Otah as it is called by the locals), which is famous all over Malaysia

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Foreign readers are probably wondering what Otak2 is. Literally translated as ‘brain-brain’ (due to its mushy texture), it is made from ground fish meat mixed with tapioca starch and spices (curry powder, turmeric, chilli), wrapped in banana leaf before grilling over a charcoal fire. It is commonly eaten as a snack on its own (I can certainly put away a dozen in one sitting!) or together with rice.

The texture ranges from soft to slightly chewy. You can find Otak-otak in many parts of South East Asia, but predominantly in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Versions (there are white and orange ones) may vary according to types of fish and spices used, but the prep method is almost the same.

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Congee!

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Street stalls selling various snacks like yam and glutinous rice cakes. Those packets you see are chilli sauce.

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Glutinous rice cake with charsiew (sweet roast pork) filling. Oh-so-greasy but yummy!

The food street has dozens of stalls selling delicious street snacks, so drop on by Jalan Haji Abu if you’re ever in town!

Muar Glutton Street 贪吃街
Address: Jalan Haji Abu, Pekan Muar, 84000 Johor
GPS: 2.046787,102.568627
Hours: 3:00pm to 8:00pm

The Original Kluang Rail Coffee, Johor

If you’re ever looking to hang like the locals while travelling in Singapore and Malaysia, no trip is complete without a visit to a kopitiam. A Kopitiam is a no-frills coffee shop where things like coffee, toast bread, nasi lemak and noodles are on the menu. Expect to sweat it out in a noisy environment, as most of the older ones do not have air conditioning and often squeeze dozens of tables into one small space.

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While in Kluang, we managed to grab breakfast at one of the most famous kopitiams in Malaysia – Kluang rail Coffee. Like the Ipoh OldTown White Coffee franchise, Kluang Rail Coffee has become so popular among Malaysians that it has franchises all over the country. The shop acts as the canteen of the town’s old train station and was opened in 1938.

A big thanks to my friend Evelyn who kindly brought us around her hometown for a bit of sightseeing and makan.

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The Kluang train station is a simple single-storey structure of wood and reinforced concrete. The national train, KTM, still runs through here.

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It was a weekday morning, but the place was still packed with patrons. We had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. The shop consists of an covered outdoor patio and an indoor dining area, separated by a kitchen where waiters bustle in and out.

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We ordered two types of toast – the normal white bread and the bun. Both were slathered with generous amounts of butter and kaya (a sweet jam made from coconuts/pandan and eggs). The toast’s texture was superb – crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They still make them using traditional charcoal grills, which gives them an authentic, smokey taste compared to the oven-toasted ones.

They are also famous for their nasi lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk and served with sambal, a spicy chilli/onion/anchovies sauce), which sold like hotcakes whenever a fresh batch was put out on the table. These cost RM1 (about 0.30USD) but were rather plain (usually nasi lemak comes with boiled eggs, cucumbers, fried anchovies and chicken curry or rendang).

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The bun toast, with a crackly brown surface and soft white bread on the inside.

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Old tin teapots and ladles line the wooden shelves.

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Pops and I ordered the half-boiled eggs.

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Perfectly cooked – not too well done or raw. One can opt between normal farm variety eggs or kampung eggs, which are eggs from free range village chickens. We seasoned them with a dash of pepper and soy sauce. You can also dip the toast in this heavenly mix.

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After the meal, I went shooting random photos of people travelling on the train which had just pulled in. Family members waved from the window, standing next to it until the train pulled away to catch last glimpses of their beloved relatives.

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The train looked really old, with a dusty iron gray facade and rusty brown wheels.

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KTM, the ‘Blue Tiger’. FYI, the Malayan tiger is sort of our national animal. We have it on our national emblems. It’s sad that they are slowly being hunted to extinction, or being forced out of their homes due to deforestation.

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If you’re ever in this quaint little Johor town, pay a visit to the Kluang railway station for the simple yet amazing food and maybe sit by the platform to watch the trains come in.:)

Location: At the end of Jalan Station, Kluang

Coffee shop Operating hours:

  • 6.30am-12.30pm, and
  • 2.30pm-6.30pm daily except Tuesdays.

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Evelyn next brought us to the nearby Gunung Lambak Forest Reserve, a hilly area with tracks where locals often go jogging. The place was quiet on a weekday. There were a couple of families swimming in the public pool in front of the reserve.

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Nice and cooling environment, but the few facilities available here are quite unkempt. Evelyn said the local town council could not afford to maintain the upkeep of the park, hence everything is quite dilapidated. The pond is a sad sight, with only two forlorn turtles munching on fallen leaves on the water’s surface.

Kluang has been a fun and relaxing retreat for a day or two, but I don’t know if there’s much ‘return’ value because there is really not that much to do here. Still, a nice place to go for the first time visitor.

1980s Music Bar and Cafe, Kluang, Johor

I admit that I was a little up on my high horse when I was in Kluang, thinking that a small town (not that small these days) would be boring and devoid of a night life.

I was wrong.

I met up with my ex-university mate, Evelyn, who is a local girl and fellow journalist – and she brought me to the commercial hub of Kluang town, where chic bars and pubs have sprouted up all along the square. This is apparently one of the favourite night hangout spots for the younger crowd.

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Located on the second floor above a Western-style bakery-cafe, the 1980s Music Bar and Cafe is heavily influenced by music, pop culture and all things vintage. It reminded me of places like Hard Rock Cafe, with band posters, musical paraphernalia, a small stage for musicians to perform and other cool stuff like old radios and colourful beer cans. There were tall bar stools and tables on one side, while the other side was lined with cosy sofas and pouffes.

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The menu featured faces of music legends, like Bob Marley.

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Chocolate milkshake. It was one of the better milkshakes I’ve had – smooth, thick and creamy with just the right amount of sweetness and creaminess.

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We also ordered a large curly fries, which was crispy and well-seasoned. The fries were gone in a flash as we caught up with stuff over the food and drinks. They serve mainly Western fare, such as pasta and burgers.

Overall, I think this was a real gem of a cafe – rivaling the ones we have in KL. The service is also much friendlier.

1980s MUSIC BAR & CAFE

2nd Floor, No. 36 & 38, Jalan Duku, 86000, Kluang, Johor.

(+6) 07-776 7980

Things to Do at UK Farm Agro Resort Johor, Malaysia – Goat Feeding, Mushroom Farm, etc.

If you’re looking for an experience beyond the usual shopping malls and tourist spots, well. How about visiting a farm?

Established in 2003, UK Farm is located in Kluang Johor, a good three-hour-drive from Kuala Lumpur. Here, visitors can go on guided tours through the largest goat farm in the country.  It also has a mini zoo area, fruit/vegetable/mushroom farm enclosures, picturesque fields and a gimmicky Orang Asli Jakun (aborigine) village. The fam and I came here for a weekend trip, and it was an interesting experience for this born-and-bred city girl.

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The place caters mainly to Chinese visitors, as the tours are conducted in Mandarin and most of the signs are in Chinese. We waited in a park for the ‘bus’ to arrive. There was a giant goat statue in the middle of the park.

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There are horses on the farm, which are used to pull carts with tourists. This one was really sweet and gentle.

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The ‘bus’ was really just a converted lorry, with makeshift wooden beams holding up a roof. The ride to the first stop, the mill, took about three minutes.

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Here, a guide explained to us (in Mandarin.. earning confused looks from my dad who can’t speak Mandarin to save his life) about the feed process, whereby the bushels of grass are cut into smaller blades and fed through a grinder.

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Just next door was the pen, which housed hundreds of goats. They were mostly white, and there were two distinct types – the one with pointy ears and the ones with long droopy ears like Anjali from The Hunchback of Notredame.

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We fed them grass, and while attempting to take a selfie, one of the goats mistook my hair for food lol. I know I don’t have luscious locks but come on.

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The goats were really sweet and didn’t bite at all (except if you counted the one that tried to chew my hair off.)I felt a bit sickened at the thought that they were destined for the slaughterhouse. I guess it feels different because I actually got to see them on the farm. A lot of times people (myself included) ignore the fact that these are animals raised for their meat – because we often get our meat nicely packaged, sealed and cut up. We forget that these are real, live animals.

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It is not common among Western cultures to eat goat meat, but goat is common in Malaysia, especially when cooked with curries and spicy sauces, as it tastes strong and gamey.

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And wtf these kids were so cute all huddled up in a bundle while they were sleeping. T-T

I shall refrain from consuming mutton if I can help it.

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Another short bus ride later, we got to the ‘milking station’. The goats were all lined up in a row with their butts facing the handlers. Their udders were full and swollen at this point, so the workers placed them in a pumping machine and the milk just started squirting out.  The workers then helped by squeezing any remaining milk left over until the udders were saggy and thin again.

The guide said that it didn’t hurt the goats… because if you left the milk in the udders, it would hurt them even more coz they’d get swollen and uncomfortable.

One goat can produce about 1.5L of milk per day. That’s a lot!

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Pasteurised goat milk. It tastes kind of gamey. Goat milk apparently has a lot of beneficial properties, especially for those who can’t take cow’s milk and are lactose intolerant.

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We hopped on the bus to our next stop – the ‘Ostrich Farm’.

The pens were fairly big, but there was only one ostrich out and about. The other two were resting in the shade. We were given corn feed, but the poor ostrich must have been overstuffed because there were too many people attempting to feed it. Annoying, ill mannered children threw the feed into the ostrich’s coat and it clucked at them impatiently. disapproving grunt. I don’t remember being such a pain in the ass when I was young. Kids these days #youknowyouoldwhenyousaythat 

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Just a minute’s walk away was the ‘Orang Asli’ (aborigine) village…. although technically, there was only one ‘villager/employee’ there. He introduced himself as one of the Jakun people from neighbouring Pahang state. The quaint wooden houses with atap roofs were reminiscent of traditional Orang Asli homes. Everything was very basic, with only one room per house.

The kids loved the tree house. I was too big to climb up.

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They caught a ‘wild’ animal lul.

The guy also demonstrated how to shoot a dart using a blowpipe, by bursting a balloon far up in the tree. Wouldn’t want to mess with him

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We stopped by for a rest at a restaurant/souvenir shop area. What are these creepy masks

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Then there was the mushroom farm, where they had a pretty ‘wishing tree’ complete with small wooden gazebo on top and hundreds of prayers from visitors.

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Inside the damp and dark mushroom farm area. I didn’t know they grew them in bottles stuffed with wood shavings and moist earth. They even had ‘lingzhi’, which is a type of fungus prized for its medicinal properties (and very expensive!)

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We tried a few mushrooms snacks, like monkey head ‘satay’ sticks and spicy mushroom/vege salad.

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A board where visitors could leave messages and doodles.

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Our last stop was a mini ‘zoo’ area near the entrance, where chickens, ducks and fowls ran rampant. There was a paddock where visitors paid money to try and catch a herd of goats (?). You get a medal if you manage to catch one. Most of the times, they didn’t but it was hilarious watching people attempt to lol.

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Most. Informative. Board. Ever.

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Le fluffehz. They kept twerking their little butts, so cute.

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We finished our tour with some refreshing passion fruit drinks and goat’s milk ice-cream. The whole visit took about three hours.

If you’re bored and would like a day trip, UK Farm is a good choice to spend a few hours. It’s also educational, both for adults and children – a great place for family or student trips. The entry price is RM47 for adults and RM37 for children; including a bottle for goat feeding, corn and grass feed, as well as snacks.

I think the owners of the farm have excellent entrepreneurship, because aside from just running the farm, they’ve created this tourist destination where people can come and buy products, mingle with the livestock and get educated on the farming process. They even have chalets available for rent, for those who would like a taste of farm/country life.

GETTING THERE 

There are no buses servicing the route, so if you’re not driving, a taxi is your best choice. If you are coming from KL and using the North South Expressway, take the Air Hitam exit. Further down the road there will be many signs guiding you to the farm.

UK FARM/AGRO RESORT 

Plot 8, Project Pertanian Moden Kluang, KM13 Jalan Batu Pahat,
86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel : +607-759 7555
Fax : +607-759 7991
H/P : 013-778 7235 / 013 – 722 2299
Website: www.ukfarm.com.my
Email: info@ukfarm.com.my