Travelogue: Johor 3D2N

With a lil imagination, this HDB carpark tree can make you feel like you’re on a vacation!

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And yes, i am out for a short break! Nowhere far but still out of SG!

KSL

From the image i’m sure you can tell where is it! JB la~ This time, we booked with another Airbnb host and we’re totally happy about! Byran and Juliana are one of the best host i ever stayed with for my trips to JB!

I don’t think my photos do any justice to him apartment but trust me, staying here made me wana treat this like my home too! And importantly, look at that viewwww.. at the end of the pictureis actually sea view! You can’t see from my picture but it looks much bigger in real life! Try seraching “Cozy 5-Star Studio @ KSL City – Daffodil Studio” in Airbnb and you should be able to get it!

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Anyway, this was suppose to be a relaxing trip, so we did not plan any itinerary. We decided to play by ear and only have a few things in mind we wana do.

  • Massage
  • Ear Pick
  • Food
  • Hair cut
  • Enough Rest!

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We were still thinking whether to book a massage appointment in case we couldn’t get a slot.. but my handsome mister said, let’s go with an empty mind. So here we are, standing outside Century Healthcare & Beauty. If you ask me, this shop totally didn’t catch my attention at all if not for the staff who are distributing flyers!  They’re located at a corner and look so not decent (lol!) I spend a few mins looking at the banner and saw “EAR PICK” and told my hubby, this is it! Let’s do our massage here! We were there early hence the shop is still pretty empty. We were probably the first few customer.

FYI, ear pick is not very common in most of the massage parlor in KSL. So far this is the only one i found (other than Big Foot Ancestor, near Lavender Flagship Store).

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We were led into a movie theatre.. no wait! NO LA! It’s the area where customer get the foot massage done! It’s a really area and the ambiance was good. At least the TV did made me forgot about the pain! If you ask me about the ear pick experience, TBH, i don’t know if it is good or bad because it was my first try! For a first timer, i would think it’s not bad! Too bad i don’t have any pictures to show you!!

After massage we went for a hair cut then grabbed a car (RM5) to Taman Sri Tebrau for dinner!

I think it could be our old age – just 4 dishes like this, we’re already super full! Initially we thought the bill might goes to at least 120 Ringgit but turns out, less than 100. Good! I mean, the food taste good and fresh too! For this price, i think it’s still pretty worth it!

Next morning, we head to Restoran Multimart for breakfast! We came here the other time too! & i tell you, if you like milk tea (teh peng), try it here! I personally like it! The teh is gao-gao one, no horse run!

Now with our wonder WiFi (from roamingmansg), we are always connected – booked a grab and off we go to Aeon Tebrau (RM12)! It was about a 25 mins drive before you reach a long queue of car waiting to go into the carpark! Damn it’s weekend! It’s quite crowded in the Mall and it’s quite BIG too! It’s my first time there and i feel that it’s a total makeover from Jusco Tebrau (long long ago)! I would recommend this place if you hadn’t been here before – but avoid weekend if you can.

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IMAGE: On the way back to our apartment and took a almost-sunset view! So romantic! 

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When it’s late night, it’s lok lok time!! Now that we tried both the KSL lok lok, i can tell you, i actually prefer the one that’s on the left side of KSL (the seller is a chubby boy/man – can’t decided to call him a boy or man! I can’t tell his age from the look!)

We ended the night with a super satisfying stomach and already looking forward to go home! I mean, i miss my chou-chou already!

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Not any fancy breakfast but this was one of the stall we wanted to try too.

Yit Foh Wanton Mee – it’s just behind KSL and within walking distance! If you’re not a heavy breakfast person, order a small one will do. I couldn’t finish my medium portion. This wanton mee has this old school flavour which i really like it! the chilli look so no-kick but can actually kill if you choke on it! Will definitely come back again if im in JB!

After breakfast & check out, we actually hang around KSL for an hour plus meeting our driver.

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That hour was so damaging! we bought so much ondeh ondeh from this nonya store at Lv 1 (or was it basement??) beside popular book store. It’s so delicious and chewy! They have nice nonya kueh but i can’t remember the shop name! We even dabao a few back home!!

Since we had a driver to send us home, we bought some liang teh home too. Pardon my poor memory but i cant remember which floor is this located too. Based on my poor memory, it should be B1, go down via the escalator nearer to coffeebean and u will see it. It’s just in front of the escalator. Why do i recommend this? Because, it’s not only good, the suntie promoting this is very kind, she gave good recommendation and can even describe how the drink taste like so you know you won’t be buying poison (better tonic)! >_<

All in all, although it’s just JB trip, i really enjoy myself everytime i’m here! If you have plan to visit JB and wana save the hassle on public transport, PM me, i will share my driver’s contact with you! We’re not affiliated but i would recommend them as they’re really nice.

(OMG! This was suppose to be posted last month! but i didn’t realize i scheduled for 2019 Nov instead!! LOL NO wonder i couldn’t find my own post!!)

Travelogue: Johor 2D1N

When you need a getaway but wallet ain’t cooperative, JB is the best alternative!

Can’t even recall what was our conversation about and we ended up booking a night in JB KSL D’Esplanade (from Airbnb) – as we were on budget trip that explain why we decided not to book a hotel! There are a whole lot of apartment you can book at KSL area and most of them are in D’Esplanade (which is the condo next to KSL)

We booked our apartment for SGD52.63 (including cleaning & service fee) for a night with WiFi – but the connection sucks. I ended up activating my data roam service!

But on the bright side, at least I didn’t spend a bomb to have a decent room.

 

Room on a high floor with Balcony overlooking the City!

 

Comes with ceiling fan, aircon and TV. Both fan and aircon are in good condition but the TV.. Don’t bother – can see any image, can only hear sound. Wardrobe is clean and it comes with iron!

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If you’re planning to cook, good news, stove is available for you! Comes with washer and dryer too!

Seriously, $50 for a apartment with clean toilet and a bathtub, i guess i just need to bear with the WiFi… LOL!! If you’re a regular there, I’m sure you know it’s really a good location. Just above KSL and whole lot of eating options available from day to night! For all its the convenient, $50? Just take it.

We arrived later than anticipated due to custom jam. We left home around 8am but only reach JB at 10am? Lucky we still have time for breakfast before our movie!! We head to Tian Xiang for breakfast (fishball noodle) and than walked back to KSL for our movie! Book your movie ticket online, save the time to queue.. LOL!

By 3pm, we were ready to leave for our massage session at Big Foot Ancestor! We tried searching online a few times for the massage menu but couldn’t find any.. So for the benefit of my reader & myself, here comes the menu:

It doesn’t looks like those super cheap massage but with the exchange rate, I think they’re still pretty much affordable for me! What I like about BFA is, they offer ear cleaning service! Yes, they dig your ears for you!! LOL!! Shiokz!

The whole trip’s highlight probably is just the massage! Love the clean place and rejuvenating massage! Give it a try if you like TCM kinda massage!

Oh Oh! Did I mention, Lavendar Flagship Store is just opposite BFA! Of course, we went there tooo!

We spent quite a while in Lavendar – browsing bread, cakes, mooncake, food item and then decided to come back for lunch on our 2nd day!

On our second day, we took a grab to Lavendar (RM5) and started kiaping all the bread and cookies!

After that we head up for lunch and good thing we were there for lunch instead of coffee. Because the minimum spending is one food item (fr RM8) per person! Since we’re there for lunch, no problem at all!

Tea & Ice Chocolate

Mushroom Soup

Verdict: Not too bad! Their croissant is fresh and the saute mushroom is flavorful! Try again? Definitely but maybe other food items next time!

2 day 1 night isn’t really that long.. Very soon, we were on our way home! Thanks to our private driver, we get to rest our body & soul to & from JB!