Tag Archives: Malaysia

JB Coffee Shop: Wan Tan Mee

The best thing about JB is not the malls but the old style coffee shops. So much more authentic than Singapore and the meals are so yummy and cheap. I still need to update this post with an address but … Continue reading

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Komtar: New Mall Next to City Square in JB

Komtar is open in Johor Bahru (JB). This new mall has many of the upmarket stores that Singapore has in Orchard Road. But I find the prices here higher and the selection smaller. I wish we had a sit down … Continue reading

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Clearer Information About the Singapore Haze

Our National Environmental Agency’s (NEA) website is improving. A lot more details about the haze including maps that give us a clearer picture of the situation. Source: NEA Source: NEA And do check out the detailed advisory from the Ministry … Continue reading

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JB After the Malaysian Elections: A Sea of Blue

It was interesting to be in JB the day after the Malaysian elections. It was a sea of blue.  The streets were also pretty quiet and the traffic less heavy. Perhaps everyone was expecting it to be rowdy the day … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year at Johor Bahru (JB) Malaysia

I was impressed by the decorations at City Square JB. Especially the huge zodiac installation with paper cutting illustrations of the animals. I find the traditional paper cutting depictions the most pretty. I’m sure many Singaporeans come here to buy … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from JB, Malaysia

Was charmed by the rotating gingerbread man at City Square, the mall nearest Singapore where I like to browse at FOS (Factory Outlet Store) for clothes. There are some good branded buys at sometimes as low as a quarter of … Continue reading

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Yummy Cheap Meals at JB Coffeeshop

I absolutely love this coffeeshop in JB which is pretty near City Square. It’s actually two coffeeshops but they are side by side. I’m not sure of the road name or how to get here but B knows it by … Continue reading

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Malacca Road Trip: Majestic Hotel

Picked Majestic as it was number one on Tripadvisor. There is no free wifi in the rooms so we ended up in the lobby quite a bit. But it was nice. The staff are so friendly and you can help … Continue reading

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Road Trip: Malacca

Just some photos of what Malacca or Melaka town looks like. It’s quite a peaceful safe place and this is what I took as we drove around. You need a GPS though and even with that we kinda got a … Continue reading

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Malacca Road Trip: Tengkera Putu Piring

I’ve had much better putu piring in Singapore (my uncle E lines up to buy them for us from Haig Road), but I was just charmed by the idea of a family working together from their humble abode. I just … Continue reading

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