the short trip to Johor Bahru

#throwback

If it was entirely up to me – I’d probably sleep my way from Saturday (postcall) to Monday. But Mr Husband has other plans and when he throws Ee into the picture like “kesian Ee cuti sekolah tak pergi mana2” _ I caved in. OK lah oklah… where are we going?

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JOHOR BAHRU

 

and I imagined having bowls and bowls of laksa johor. which I ended up did not having. *pilu*

For our short stay – we booked a room at Tropical Inn. Which is just opposite Double Tree HIlton guys. A contrasting picture indeed. Wished I took a photo. One old school, haunted look hotel and the other, very modern and posh.

Despite its ancient decor – our room was clean with complimentary breakfast. There was no bath tub to Ee’s dismay but there’s a mini fridge which was good enough. The location of the hotel is very near to the shopping mall and Pasar Karat. You can literally walk there in 10 mins unless you’re heavily pregnant like Yours Truly.

Air conditioning was inconsistent. Perhaps they switched it off temporarily at night during certain hours as sometimes you do wake up feeling either too cold or too warm.  To save electricity, maybe? Otherwise, the service and amenities were fulfilling the star ratings. If only the breakfast options were a bit more meriah.  ha ha

The highlight of the trip was a visit to Zoo Johor. Its a small zoo in the city and the entrance fee was super cheap. RM1 for kids and RM2 for adults. Most of the time I’d be sitting down on the benches while Ee and Mr Husband climb the many flights of stairs to see the lions or something. I just couldn’t manage it anymore. Generally, it was still a nice zoo where the whole family could enjoy a day out together with minimal budget.

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As of food, Wak Radols satay is a must. Mr Husband seems to like it very much.

somehow we drove to a different branch of wak radol..

 

This time, we took the opportunity to try Sup Tulang Zz’s famous mee rebus. Each bowl was quite pricey. Taste-wise .. nasib baik sedap. tkdelah very marvelous but the dish kept the business going.

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And like any tourist, a picture around bandar JB is a must. We wanted to go to the night petting zoo but posing near the crown at the fountain was good enough. I thought the city was very pretty at night with all the LED lights. Very clean as well. If only we could stay longer but our jobs await. hmph.

 

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THE CROWNED PRINCE OF MELAKA

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Restoran Seri Kenyalang, Bandar Saujana Putra

It takes courage to build something out of scratch. Be it a sandcastle or a business empire. I am happy for both my sister and her husband in their effort of setting up their own restaurant. It may not have the interiors of the sprouting celebrity cafes like Suka Sucre Bistro and all .. well, not yet but like I say, concentrate on the flavour and taste of the cooking. If people love what they eat, they will still come back even though your stall is the size of a chicken coop.

I had a minor role in the establishment of their restaurant – something I do on a pro bono basis. FREE OF CHARGE. I am the Promoting Officer in charge. Camyalah.. 

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Restoran Seri Kenyalang is essentially a place where they serve mainly Malay food with a splash of Thai and Sarawakian cuisine to it. It is open daily from 11AM to 11PM. They also have special weekend menus for the whole family. This family-run business is located in Bandar Saujana Putra – a small township located near the SKVE and PLUS highway enroute to Putrajaya.

The exact address would be NO 57, Jalan SP 8/4, BSP, Jenjarom, Selangor. Behind the police station that is.

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I have yet to try everything my brother in law cooks but I am looking forward to try a few dishes such as the Tomyam Kelapa, Ikan Stim Harimau Menangis and of course my favourites – Nasi goreng Dabai and Laksa Sarawak. You can get a full set meal from as low as RM6.00.

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The full menu is available on the FaceBook page and more pictures at their Instagram account as well.

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