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Travel and events logs around Asia and Malaysia. Mostly focus at Johor Bahru.
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PC Fair III 2007, Johor Bahru
2007-12-15 16:40:00
As I promised, me & my friend visited the PC Fair III 2007 at Johor International Convention Center this afternoon. The place was crowded and very few parking left at the multi storey car park (as usual). The car parking gave very attractive rate compare with Thursday I visited, MYR4.00 per entry or per day. Some carry stocks in......Some carry out again.....While we walked in to the main entrance, you cannot find a space in any single corner. So crowded and pack of peoples!! I noticed that, in the fair this time… can see some new products (unlikes previously, only price war). And also this time, not only computer related products are exhibits here….but even you can see SONY LCD TV, Energizer battery??! (I’m not kidding!) Banks promote credit cards (everywhere!), camera booths, backpacks, mobile phone telcos :- Maxis & Celcom promoting their 3G data packages and GPS devices – Garmin & others brands, and they claim the maps loaded in the devices are M...
One day before PC Fair III at Johor Bahru (JICC)
2007-12-13 10:51:00
This is the first time the regular PC Fair exhibition (organizes by PIKOM) held at Johor International Convention Center (Pesada Johor) (N1°27.700' E103°45.684')I just dropped by to see the preparation of this big event at JB. As you can see every contractors are diligently continued with their tasks without a moment’s respite.At the same time, I also walk around this big building.......The washroom.The parking auto pay machine.Parking at JICC is RM2.50 for the first hour!!And I found this KFC Fast Food Restaurant at the back of JICC equipped with free Wifi services and Maybank ATM machine.The PC Fair III which is going to start tomorrow will be the first biggest computer exhibition in JB. I noticed the booth setting up there almost 2 to 3 times more than previous event.I will update the event on this Saturday (15th December 2007).
The weather in Johor Bahru today
2007-12-13 10:27:00
Finally we can see the smile of the lovely sun!After more than a week rain in JB, most of the peoples here are worry about the flood again! Until today, we finally enjoy the bright sunny day and blue sky.So I decided to snap some photos around Johor Bahru town area.Hopefully this sunny day will last longer in Johor Bahru.Because I just received a phone call from my friend who stay at Segamat, and reported that Segamat already flood. Water level around 100mm now.
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Planning Summer Holidays at San Diego?
2007-12-11 04:47:00
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Budget Hotel at Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru.
2007-12-04 08:20:00
Recommended hotels : Okid Hotel The Great Wall Hotel The Great Wall Hotel (N1°29.947’ E103°48.925’)70 & 72, Jalan Permas 10, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya , JB.Tel : +607-3873144Fax : +607-3873105Room rate : RM70 – RM120 Okid Hotel (N1°29.760’ E103°48.831’)41, Jalan Permas 10/7, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, : +607-3882228Fax : +607-3886161Room rate : RM50 – RM120Facilities & services : WiFi Timor Hotel (N1°29.993’ E103°48.925’)92 & 94, Jalan Permas 10, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, JB.Tel : +607-3862223Room rate : RM33 – RM73 Lotus Hotel (N1°29.989’ E103°48.861’)23, Jalan Permas 10/3, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, JB.Tel : +607-3868890Fax : +607-3862360Room rate : RM55 – RM85
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Budget Hotel at Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru.
2007-12-03 04:39:00
Recommended hotels : Okid Hotel Rose Cottage HotelCrystal Mas Hotel They have proper setup, clean & friendly environments, security car park & close to food courts. I will update this page regularly, please come back more often for latest update.Fully Hotel (N1°32.176' E103°48.617')41 & 47, Jalan Teratai 2, Tmn Johor Jaya , JB.Tel : +607-3526318Fax : +607-3526319Room rates : RM40 – RM70 Cheers Hotel (N1°32.180' E103°48.613')43 & 45, Jalan Teratai 2, Tmn Johor Jaya, JB.Tel : +607-3573888Fax : +607-3572888Room rates : RM50 – RM60 Anta Hotel (N1°32.043' E103°47.513')41, Jalan Rosmerah 2/3, Tmn Johor Jaya, JB.Tel : +607-3520485Room rates : RM40 – RM60 Kim Long Star Hotel (N1°32.150' E103°47.670')67, Jalan Rosmerah 2/16, Tmn Johor Jaya, JB.Tel : +607-3558136Room rates : RM40 – RM60 Okid Hotel (N1°32.178' E103°47.693')74, Jalan Rosmerah 2/17, Tmn Johor Jaya, JB. : +607-3576543Ro...
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Stop panic while searching for car parking at UK Airports!
2007-11-28 12:24:00
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Pasir Gudang Ferry Terminal, Johor
2007-11-22 10:49:00
Pasir Gudang Ferry Terminal , Johor (N01°26.015’ E103°55.201’)Jalan Feri, Pasir Gudang.Tel : +607-2543990, +60197273990 (Ms Selina) The Ferry terminal started operations about one year ago, located at left of Johor Port entrance. Providing daily ferry services from :- Pasir Gudang Batam (Indonesia)Pasir Gudang Tanjung Pinang. (Indonesia)Pasir Gudang Leisure World Gambling Cruise Information about the Leisure World Cruise as below:- Counter at PG Ferry TerminalMon 0930 – 1130 hrs1230 – 1415 hrs1630 – 1745 hrs2000 – 2115 hrs Tue – Sun0830 – 1000 hrs1200 – 1330 hrs1630 – 1745 hrs2000 – 2115 hrs From Ferry Terminal to Leisure World CruiseMon 1115, 1300, 1730, 2100 hrs Tue – Sun 0945, 1315, 1730, 2100 hrs From Leisure World Cruise to Ferry TerminalMon 0430, 1700, 1730, 2245 hrs Tue – Sun 0730, 1700, 1730, 2245 hrs Free Shuttl...
Dim Sum Restaurant at Malacca (Malacca 11-12th Nov 2007)
2007-11-12 08:00:00
Wake up in the morning quite late. After settle and pack everything, we checked out from the hotel and drive for our “Brunch” (Breakfast and lunch together). We were looking at one Dim Sum (點心) restaurant along Jalan Gajah Berang. Info from 9W2KG. After around 30 minutes of merry-go-round, we found the shop finally. The restaurant call “Ban Hong Xiang Tea House”. (N2°12.524 E102°14.567) 9W2KG advised me to go early or after the breakfast time, because the place is pack and crowded during morning session. The best time is after 11am. When we reach the shop, they are about to close. Luckily there are still some dim sum enough for us! All were delicious!The meat ball was good serves with homemade chili! Most of the 'dim sum' here are worth trying. No regrets for finding it! This shop seems like a family business to me, because I can see most employees here have similar face. Look like brother and sister. The shop open from Monday to Sunday, will close ...
More About: Restaurant , Malacca , Mala
Special Homemade Herbal Tea at Malacca (Malacca 11-12th Nov 2007)
2007-11-12 07:59:00
The info also given by 9W2KG, he said that the herbal tea only available in this particular shop. You can’t find it anywhere in Mala ysia or this region anymore! Because of curiosity, we decided to find it.Along Bukit Cina Lane, we were ‘Merry-Go-Round’ again!! We asked anyone who walk along the street. After an hour, when we about to give up, surprisingly see THIS!! GPS coordinates : N2°11.691 E102°15.131 We are wondering why we cannot spot it after so many round, it’s because it’s not a shop! It’s an old house along the road.I bought half dozen of it, cost me RM24.00. Wah! Very economy! We spotted this Colourful Tony's Guest House while driving away of this Herbal Tea shop.N2°11.686 E102°15.158
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Portuguese Village (Malacca 11-12th Nov 2007)
2007-11-12 07:58:00
Heard about this village long time ago, never have chance to drive around. So I decide to go there for some photos. (About 10 minutes drive from Hotel Equatorial) Basically the village looks like ordinary malay village, the structure also doesn’t represent the culture of Portuguese . You will not notice this if you miss the signage “Portuguese Village ”. The only picture I snap is this San Pedro Devils Curry Restaurant. N2°11.018 E102°16.031
More About: Malacca , Mala
Famous Malacca's Popiah (Malacca 11-12th Nov 2007)
2007-11-12 07:57:00
After the disappointment for only snap 2 pictures, we were heading to Madam King Supermarket at Jalan Bunga Raya. That gives me a chance to taste the Famous Popiah (薄饼) in Mala cca . (N2°11.975 E102°15.084)The queue was long when I place my order. You see cars stop beside it and many customers surround the stall waiting for their delicious 'Popiah'.It's took me 15 minutes queue, for one popiah?!1:30pm - 5:30pm7:30pm - 10:30pmSmall : RM2.50Big : RM3.00Price is higher than normal popiah, but the size also double of normal popiah those selling at JB.I fell regretted because only bought one! The taste was so good and different compare with normal type.That's end my trip to Malacca.
Hotel Equatorial (Malacca 11-12th Nov 2007)
2007-11-11 08:24:00
2 days one night for family trip the Historical Town - Mala cca . Stay at Hotel Equatorial.Main entrance to Hotel EquatorialStaffs are friendly here, and clean environment (Of course, its 5 star!). After check-in, I manage to snap some photos around the hotel.The lobby areaCozy environment…..Independent day photos collection.... What a coincidence, TMJ (Crown Prince of Johore) was in the same hotel.Have a chance to snap his two Ferrari. Tourists come to this hotel non-stop (even in the midnight), might be the busiest hotel around Malacca.Stair case access to first floor The cafe beside the reception.......Nyonya Restaurant, Hotel Equatorial (1st Floor) Japanese Restaurant, Hotel Equatorial(1st Floor)Street Bistro (Open-air)The loungeHotel Equatorial Swimming Pools (4th Floor)Around the hotel.....Some abandon colonial buildings......At the back of the hotel, Jalan Parameswara....Dataran Pahlawan Shopping Complex. Partially still under construction...Very popul...
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Taiwan Beef Noodle (Malacca Trip 11-12th Nov 2007)
2007-11-11 08:23:00
Had our lunch Taiwan Mee (Noodle), this stall located along Jalan Gajah Berang.Location : N2°12.571 E102°14.557 I believe it's because of you can't easily taste the Taiwanese noodle over here, that's why the stall was so crowded during lunch time.The soup is hot and spicy! For those who love spicy, worth trying. Special type of noodle, won't have else where. Fried beef was good!Around the shop is hot during noon time.Prices are reasonable.
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Good Decoration (Malacca Trip 11-12th Nov 2007)
2007-11-11 08:22:00
This shoe shop having a good & special design!!I was impressing not because of the shoes, but the car in between!This shop located in Dataran Pahlawan Shopping Mall (N2°11.399 E102°15.106)We came to this mall after our lunch.Basically the Mall same like others shopping complex around Mala ysia. The only different of this mall is....the Heritage Street. Stalls selling handicraft souvenir and others.....
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Nyonya Suan Restaurant (Malacca 11-12th Nov 2007)
2007-11-11 08:21:00
Nyonya Suan Restaurant (N2˚11.385 E102˚14.836)This restaurant close on Tuesday.Tel: 06-2864252We had our dinner here. My last visit was almost 3 years ago…… I love the environment of this restaurant, quaint decoration with a rustic ambience. They serve authentic Nyonya cooking, with good homemade recipe.We ordered 3 dishes and 1 soup. The qualities still maintain well and reasonable prices too.
More About: Malacca , Mala
Mahkota Parade (Malacca 11-12th Nov 2007)
2007-11-11 08:20:00
Wife wants to shop after dinner, so we just hop in the Mahkota Parade beside the restaurant. This is the larges shopping mall in Mala cca and won the Best Shopping Complex Malaysia Tourism Award in 1994/95. But I feel that the ‘Auto Pay’ machine is still not enough……Went back to hotel after 1 hour walk in the mall and bought few can of 'SKOL' from the convenience store opposite of the hotel.End my day 1 of Malacca trip.
Iskandar Development Region (IDR) Johore, Malaysia.
2007-11-05 12:01:00
Established since 30th July 2006. It was common discussion topic locally few months ago……You won’t surprise that you can hear it almost at all the coffee chop during tea break time! Therefore I decide to look at it before visiting a client at PTP today, and experience the progress of this “Mega Project” located at Gelang Patah. The developments at G. Patah fall in the Flagship Zone B – Nusajaya (Total 5 Econimic Zones). If my memory serves me well, it was the first develop area for the IDR Project. The other areas are progress concurrently at the moment. The development region encompasses an area about 3 times the size of Singapore and 48 times the size of Putrajaya. The Nusajaya area will be consist of :- Johor state administrative centreMedical hubEducityInternational destination resortSouthern Industrial logistic cluster More info about the IDR, please visit the official website: or Wiki. Below are some of the photos at ...
More About: Malaysia , Development , Region , Mala , Malays
Disclosure Policy
2007-11-05 10:52:00
This policy is valid from 05 November 2007This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.This blog does not contain any content which might ...
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Hidden Seafood Restaurant
2007-10-28 16:53:00
Family Sunday outing as usual......we like to try out the seafood at Gelang Patah, almost 40km away from my house. And it's took us about an hour to reached.1645 hrs, we walked around the Gelang Patah old town, just simple as only 2 rows of shops and houses. It's unique that you won't easily see it at the Johor Bahru city.At the end of the shops, that's the one! - Restaurant Chua Kee. (N1°26.787 E103°35.340)The drink serve at the side.......The reason I call this hidden restaurant, is because the special location along the river side. You will easily miss out if you don't notice the small lane.While waiting for the foods, we can see customers walk in non-stop after 1730 hrs. The restaurant is full of customers between 30 minutes only.......We ordered :-* Sweet sour clam (Fresh and delicious!)* Honey Fried chicken wing (Special recipe, worth trying!! My wife loves it very much!)* Black pepper butter crab (Fantastic! The pepper taste perfectly while you bite it! And I love the ...
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EVOSS 25th Oct 2007
2007-10-25 11:26:00
It's was a HP Customer Day Conjunction with ACE Archery Center from Skudai Parade and held at Austin Hill Resort.The GPS session was over when I reached......the briefing was conduct by Mr Mark Teh (The owner of the Archery Center).And follow by the archery game......The buffet dinner started at the same time when Gerkeng & his family arrived......During the dinner, Mr Mark giving out the prizes for the top 3 Archery Contest, follow by Q & A goodies......then The Lucky Draw of the night.Everyone go back with prizes.......
2007-10-24 15:17:00
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JOTA 2007 at Johor Bahru
2007-10-19 13:11:00
Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) was held at one school in Kg. Senibong, Johor Bahru (19th - 21st) & also many places in Malaysia (Please visit MARTS website for others location)The first World Scout Jamboree was at London UK on 1920.Jamboree on the Air, known by its acronym JOTA, is an international Scouting and Guiding activity held annually on the third full weekend in October. The event is recognized as one of international participation by the various Scout and Guide organisations, and supports several awards which are a part of Scouting and Guiding programmes. (more info from here)19th Oct 2007 (2200hrs)All HAMs fellow from JB were there to help and setup the radios for scouts & guides. I took some photos during my visit to the events at the school.9W2BUG (Zaya) guiding the scouts on the HAM radio9W2JOH (Feroz) & 9W2JJR (Philip) helping to setup......9W2NKM (Nasir), 9W2JHB (Suresh) & 9M2NP (Tango) CQ on the HF......9W2NKM (Nasir) left & 9W2TSK (Kumar) right9W2LYY...
Audio Transmission from ISS (2340hrs local time)
2007-10-18 17:50:00
There were around 8 stations at Permas Jaya, location N1° 29.880 E103° 49.060We get our equipment ready (ICOM V8 and 3 element Yagi) on 2330hrs, then trying to search every degree......end up audio at 320 degree.The transmission from 9W2MUS at ISS was so clear and unbelievable!! That was about total of 8 minutes, we only be able to monitor on the downlink (145.800mhz). Because the uplink was transmitted from Kuala Lumpur.All of us took out our mobile phone and start recording......These are the HAM transmission from ISS :Audio 1Audio 2Thanks.
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From JB to SG by Train
2007-10-14 16:32:00
14th OCT 2007We reached KTM JB around 1215hrs.And I bought 3 tickets from JB to Tanjung Pagar (SG). Cost RM2.90 per person for Express Class! Economy!After hour waiting, the train finally arrived JB Railway Station. (Imaging the delay!!)Quickly get on the train and.....goodness! No number for us!! That's mean, just sit any where you like!Only about 5 minutes, train stop at Woodlands Check Point!Oh no! Everyone have to get down again to the immigration office.It's only takes 5 minutes to pass the counter.....but we need to wait 30 minutes for the gate to open to jump in to the train again!!Look at the mess situation after the gate open.....everyone rush back to the train for a better seat!!"Where are the system??!!!"Scenic views along the railway track. There are some views you will never see it in Singapore!The train went through main road, luxury resident area, Condominium & some small forests.Me & my family feel "peace & relax".Especially my daughter very excited! He...
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Lantern Festival at Tmn Daya, JB.
2007-09-23 16:31:00
Hock Lin Temple, Taman Daya, JB. (N1° 32.462' E103° 46.056')Reached there around 8pm.....the store which selling foods for charity fund already Rock n' Roll!Walk to the lanterns area......start to snap the "Simply Hamtam Version" !!PANDA VersionShip or Yacht.......Traditional......The Temple and surrounding......End with some Traditional Dance.......
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Some photos you might not see it today......(Pt.2)
2007-08-27 06:24:00
Muar trip on 25th AUG 2007.Nothing much, just some antique photos to share......Bed for old newspaperHow many of you still using this type of bed?We won't see this at all in the city where we stay......only at some village. Some times all this antiques are good to bring back those fond childhood memory......Or maybe I am old enough? :)For discussion on this, please click HERE.
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Taipei Trip 2007, 25th - 30th June
2007-06-25 06:06:00
Trip report.Basically it’s rains everyday, a lot of outdoor places we skipped. The itinerary was change and adjusts to suit the weather over there.The transport information is superb & the foods at Taipei were wonderful!25th June 2007 0830hrs flight from Changi Airport, SG.After 4 hours +.....we reached the north of Taiwan......On top of DanshuiDanshui RiverReached Taoyuan International Airport around 1310hrs. (N25°04.624 E121°13.929) Custom clearanceTook a Cab to Han She Hotel (N25°02.567 E121°30.312).....(cost NTW1300 for 7 person, I mean for the taxi fares)Supposed to check in 1200hrs, but some bad situation make us checked in 1700hrs. But the hotel staff kind enough to let us rest in one temporary room.Some photos around the hotel area.....Special brake discAnd......the Wa-Wa....Having our tea break with relatives from Taipei.....they brought us to a restaurant which is in the basement of Far Eastern Shopping Complex (N25°02.497 E121°30.551). Foods were good! But or...
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