SINGAPORE SIDE TRIP: JOHOR BAHRU MALAYSIA

On Sunday, they spent a half day making a short trip to Johor Bahru, Malaysia and then back to Singapore again early in the afternoon. I don't know how HB does it but he's very good at finding places. Going to a new city or town doesn't seem to bother him. He's like carrying a map in his brain. :) Anyway, I decided not to go with them because they would only be visiting some shopping malls there. As I've said in my previous post, shopping was not on my list of things to do. I had to restrain myself from buying anything as I had already made some online purchases.

My thoughtful HB brought me these pretty addictive chocolates. Not going to Johor Bahru was probably a good thing for my wallet. If not I'd be buying tons of these. :)




Somehow, I also had a relaxing day in our hotel room, just drowning myself in TV, overdosing on sleep, gorging on food and sipping on Singapore Kopi (coffee with condensed milk) which is by the way super delicious. What a lazy bum, but I loved every second of it, haha.

I asked HB to take a few snaps of the places they went so I can show you guys what Johor Bahru looks like. Johor Bahru is the state capital of Johor in Southern Malaysia. One can find plentiful shopping options there, and it is much cheaper than Singapore.


AEON Tebrau City, the second largest shopping mall in Johor Bahru


AEON JUSCO Hypermarket occupying almost half of the mall's three-level floor area





City Square, a 5- minute walk from the CIQ




Custom and Immigration Quarantine Complex (Bangunan Sultan Iskandar)











It was a surprise for my elder sister to find almost everyone wears regular clothing. She thought all the Muslim women here wear veils, and Muslim men in traditional clothing. I'm just glad it helps dispelled all of the stereotypes that she had about the people in Malaysia. Traveling really broadens your mind.

And, thus concludes my Singapore posts. I hope you've enjoyed following along the escapades we had.

live welllaugh oftenlove much, June


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1 comment:

  1. Yeah...travelling does help to dispel myths =)

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