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. I’ve … Continue reading Amerin Boutique Hotel, Johor Bahru
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 … Continue reading Tangkak Beef Noodles, Bandar Puteri Puchong
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 … Continue reading Food Street, Muar 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 … Continue reading The Original Kluang Rail Coffee, 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 … Continue reading 1980s Music Bar and Cafe, Kluang, Johor
So the fam and I went to visit a farm all the way in Johor, a good three hours drive away from Kuala Lumpur. Why all the way there though? Aren’t there any farms around KL? Well, the place we visited was called UK Farm (not related to anything English, though!), where visitors are brought on a guided tour through the largest goat farm in … Continue reading What To Do at UK Farm Retreat, Johor, Malaysia – Goat Feeding, Mushroom Farm, etc.