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Explore JOHOR with these places!

Explore JOHOR with these places!

Posted: Fri Oct 12 2018

1.    Laze your day away at Danga Bay

Country Garden is an up and coming residential community project hidden amongst the on-going development work around Danga Bay. Although construction is slated to be completed only in 2017, there are facilities that are already open to the public.

Because of the ongoing construction work, stay clear of the water. I recommend reading a book on their brand new benches, playing beach volleyball or soccer with friends, suntanning on the beach, or even soaking in the swimming pool - all for free!

Most people aren’t aware of this place yet so I recommend you visit while it’s still unknown. There are a few cafes around the area and even a Starbucks at the front.


Address: Lot PTB 22056, Danga Bay,Jalan Skudai, 80200 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Number: 1300-88-9888

 

 

2.  Find the best bargains at Rusty Market

Pasar Karat, or “Rusty Market”,is a massive second-hand flea bazaar that sells everything from clothes to antique ships' steering wheels. Prices are cheap and even the fussiest shopper is sure to find something they fancy from the never-ending maze of stalls. Remember to always bargain!

There isn’t a proper route to take here - you'll have to brave the crowd. I find it interesting to just browse because of the bizarre range of "products" you'll come across- even live animals*! Just remember the path you take so you don’t get lost.Locals are generally friendly so ask for directions if you have to.


Address: Jalan Segget, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 JohorBahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Daily 8pm till late

3.    Grab the most delicious supper at 1am

 Supper is a huge deal amongst Malaysians  Lok Lok, which directly translates to “Boil Boil” in Cantonese. Lok Lok is a buffet of small snacks skewered on sticks which you can choose to have either grilled or deep fried. The skewers are colour-coded according to how much they cost.

The best Lok Lok van in JB has to be KK Lut Lut, also known as the“doomz doomz van”. If you were wondering about its nickname, it's because you'll get to supper while "enjoying" electronic dance music blasting from speakers in the van, making for a truly unique supper experience.

 

Address: Jalan Pingai, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (infront of Maybank)
Number: +60 16-704 8583
Opening hours: 10pm - 430am (closed every third week of the month)

 

4.    Get lost in a shopper’s paradise

As a Johorian the place I’m most proud of in JB is the Johor Premium Outlets (JPO).Here you don’t just get to enjoy the benefits of an awesome exchange rate, but also great promotions and discounts off your favourite luxury brands.


Address: Jalan Premium Outlets, Indahpura, 81000 Kulai,Johor Darul Takzim 
Number: +607 661 8888 
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10am - 10pm 

5.   Have a taste of local desserts

Especially with the annual haze, the weather in Singapore and Malaysia gets worse every year. The best way to cool ourselves is to feed our tummies with something refreshing. No, not ice cream - I'm referring to a bowl ofc olourful Ice-Kachang or Chendol drowned in gula melaka.

The favourite shop is Gerai Yong Yong which I never fail to go to after dinner when in JB. They use fresh ingredients to serve you the highest quality desserts. On lucky days, a group of musicians might busk just beside the store singing oldies.


Address: Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Number: +6011-1111233

 

6.  Engage in a paintball battle!

This place is a one-stop centre for everything paintball-related. They have a licensed pro-shop providing all sorts of equipment and a 20 acre field big enough for chickens like me to run around hiding from the pellets.


Address:  PTD114143,,Jalan Desa Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Number: +60 7-3500437


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