Johor

Paradigm Mall @Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru is really big and spacious! We spent about 3 hours here but only covered a few shops 😛 This was also where we found this really comfy t-shirt which all 3 ladies ended buying 😀

In between shopping, we found time for drinks at TRDLO (Lot K02, Level 1). Drinks were not bad, and our friends were really interested in the Lunar New Year goodies on display 😛

Hubby and I also had to try Isaac Toast when we discovered a stall here (Lot K12J, Level 3)!

It tasted way better in Seoul… maybe because of the weather?

Contact:

  • Location: Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Taman Bukit Mewah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 17 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: www.paradigmmall.com.my/jb
  • Hrs: 10am – 10pm
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Tasixi Hong Kong Dim Sum 大四喜香港点心 @Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

We managed to reach our breakfast joint just past 9am and we were hungry! So many choices, so little stomach space. In the end, we managed to try 11 items and tea for RM66.

Items that we enjoyed included the herbal siew mai, herbal chicken feet, otah (aka otak-otak) and red meat roll. I also thought that the xiao long bao was not bad, but our friends preferred the Ding Tai Feng version 😛 The prawn in the har gaw was very fresh too 🙂

Ms T also enjoyed the small meat bun which she said the skin was quite stretchy and not dry… she had the skin while we had the fillings 😛

The rest were pretty standard, but the fishball was a tad too fishy for our liking.

We enjoyed the buzzing atmosphere of this place and the staff was pretty friendly. A lovely way to kick start our day trip 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 11, Jalan Camar 1/3, Taman Perling, 81200 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 17 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 6:30am – 4:30pm
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Day Trip to Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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AEON Tebrau City

After our maiden trip together to Johor Bahru using public transport, Ms. K volunteered to drive in so that we could explore further places 🙂

Our itinerary for the day:

It was a hilarious trip, as we kept missing exits and kept finding ourselves doing unexpected u-turns on the expressways (isn’t it expensive to build flyover u-turns?), or hubby as navigator said to turn left, and Ms. K immediately turned right. My contribution in the car was… Endless laughter, LOL!

Still, being a relaxed trip, we had a lot of fun getting lost and seeing different parts of Johor Bahru 🙂 And yes, we plan to drive in again!

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D’Laksa (KSL Mall) @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

We were filled to the brim after dinner!

But we had parked in KSL Mall, and I recalled that I had tried a very yummy assam laksa in the mall before.

After much cajoling, Ms. K declared that she would just take one bite, so that we would not regret not trying it 😛

We ordered a bowl (RM6) to share. It was an addictive combination of sweet, sour and spicy… and Ms. K definitely had more than a bite! I felt a sense of achievement, LOL!

Contact:

  • Location: 64, KSL City Mall, LG-63, 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 11 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: Homepage (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 10:30am – 10pm
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Restoran Soon Soon Heng Bak Kut Teh 順順興肉骨茶 @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Conveniently located just opposite KSL Mall, we thought we would check it out since the reviews seemed quite favorable. We got ourselves some Bak Kut Teh, and Pig’s Trotters. For the Bak Kut Teh, we had the option of adding ingredients, so we just randomly pointed to a few, haha!

This Bak Kut Teh was neither too peppery nor herbal. Not too bad if you prefer milder flavors, but it could feel like some oomph was missing. We spent a total of RM68 for this meal.

Contact:

  • Location: 43, Jalan Serigala, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 11 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Hrs: 9am – 9pm (Wed-Mon)
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My Liberica Coffee @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

It’s time for tea break!

For RM58.30, we had a Mocha, Coffee Latte, a pot of tea and shared a cheese cake. Food and drinks were just alright, but the it was quite nice to chill here 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 73, Jalan Molek 3/10, Taman Redang, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 19 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: Homepage (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 10:30am – 6:30pm (Mon-Thu), 12pm – 10pm (Fri-Sun)
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Restoran Kah Kah Loke 佳佳乐苦瓜汤 @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Ms K brought us to a place where she used to frequent, and we were glad that she did 🙂 Here was what we tried.

  • Bitter Gourd Soup: A simple bowl of goodness with a generous amount of bitter gourd and liver. The bitter gourd were just mildly bitter, and the liver was fresh and not over-cooked. The soup was also sweetened to balance out the bitterness.
  • Deep Fried Pork: Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, we enjoyed this very much!
  • Big Intestines: The intestines were cleaned properly, and there was a nice bite to it. We kept trying to encourage Ms. K to try, haha!
  • Sambal Sweet Potato Leaves (RM5.80): Something to balance out the meal, this was not bad too.
Contact:

  • Location: 62, Jalan Bakawali 39, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 21 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 8am – 10pm (Tue-Sun)
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Restaurant Ah Koong 亚坤纯正西刀鱼丸 @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

It was quite late when we finally cleared the customs, so we went to the nearby Restaurant Ah Koong 亚坤纯正西刀鱼丸 to get a quick fix for breakfast. We shared a Handmade Big Fishball with Soup 手打大粒鱼丸 (RM9 for 6 pieces), Mixed Yong Tau Fu 酿什锦 (RM10.20), Crispy Fish 香脆鱼饼 (RM5.30 per piece), and Crispy Mixed Plate 炸三宝 (RM7) to share.

The fish balls were quite bouncy and the rest of the food were pretty decent. Not bad for a quick breakfast 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 266, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 8 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: www.ahkoong.com
  • Hrs: 6:30am – 11:30pm
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Day trip to Johor Bahru, Malaysia by Public Transport

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Despite being so near to Johor Bahru, hubby and I had never venture there together before, firstly because of the fear of weekend crowds, and secondly, we always thought that we would need a car to travel within JB. However, for some unknown reasons, people around us had been talking about JB recently, and encouraging us to go on a weekday. So when Ms. K suggested going to JB together via public transport and exploring the area within walking distance of City Square, we readily agreed!

Here was our day trip itinerary:

Notes:

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Cafes within walking distance from City Square @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

There are quite a few cafes within walking distance from Johor Bahru City Square, and we tried 2 during our trip.

Faculty of Caffeine

Our first stop of the trip was to chill 😛 We shared a Waffle with Japanese Curry Soft Shell Crab (RM28.90 + 10% service charge + 6% GST as of  Jun 2017), and tried a hot Latte (RM10++), Iced Apple Lemon (RM12++) and Iced Apple Pear (RM12++).

The waffle was pretty normal, but the soft shell crab was really salty 😮

Drinks-wise, the latte was not bad, and the juices were freshly squeezed and refreshing 🙂

Note: Free WiFi was available.

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