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Cedar Point Hawker Center, Johor Bahru
2008-05-27 11:30:00
This food court is one of the oldest around Johor Bahru area. It's located opposite of Pelangi Plaza & and the back of the Omega School.The place has many improvement since my last visit about 6-8 years ago. The canopy was built to have better cover during rain. I was suffer last time because without this! :) The ex-company which I'm service 9 years ago was located at the same row with Omega School.And also equipped with big fans every corner. Environment is cooling.Today I decided to go back there to have my favorite "Char-Koay-Teow" (fried koay-teow). It's one of the famous at JB.Guess what? Disappointed. The standard drop very much!Beside this, there are about 8-10 store over here selling good food easily more that ten years. Curry Fish Head is another delicious food around.We were having some beers until the sun go down....recall all those memories which is more than 10 years ago.......:)Location map will update later......MY TRIPS - Home
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HEROES of Sichuan Earthquake
2008-05-23 06:32:00
I received an email from friend this morning, I know it's off topic in this blog. But I decided to share with you all.I'm sorry if the pictures make you cry.....DEDICATED TO THE BRAVE PEOPLES IN SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE, 2008Tribute to all the heroes...........MY TRIPS - Home
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Another news about Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang)
2008-05-22 06:09:00
Gunung Ledang Rescue by MARTS RACESOn 1st May 2008, Northern Johor MARTS organised an RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) Emergency Communication Drill attended by hams from Segamat, Muar, Melaka, representatives from NESRAC and JASRA.Hams were given an exposure on how important it is for hams to know how to set up a portable station. Elmers, 9M2WT, 9M2DA, 9M2FX and 9M2KMA were at hand to give hams some pointers. Hams present were given a basic description emergency communication protocol... dos and don'tsTeams of hams were then sent to various parts of Bukit Kepong and from their locations, they sent messages back to base and to each other. By the end of the day, some teams were asking for more. So more will come in future.18 days later... May 19th, 2008..12:00 hrs...our RACES practise were put to use.... Northern Johor MARTS received a call from Moi Adventure (Moi Adventure is a Gunung Ledang mountain guide/trekker group). Moi Adventure and Northern Johor have been plan...
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Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang) Re-Open
2008-05-22 05:41:00
Latest news!!Mount Ophir campsite re-open for public started from May, 2008.Group of my friends went up to the campsite for 3 days 2 nights camping on 17th -19th May 2008. Another 4x4 group will be up there on the coming Saturday 31st May 2008.Really a GOOD NEWS for all the Nature Lovers and Campers.Let's go back to the Nature!Related post : Camping at Mount. Ophir (Gunung Ledang), JohorMY TRIPS - Home
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Compound Archery Mini Competition, 6th Flr. Skudai Parade, Johor Bahru
2008-05-21 11:09:00
The competition started on 9:30pm at ACE Archery Center, 6th Floor Skudai Parade , Skudai Johor.Total of 11 Archers participated.I manage to snap some for photos of the event that night.The youngest Archer of the night!The Compound BowsAmong the 11 Archers, the medals goes to :-GOLD - Mr Mark TehSILVER - Mr Hoo Kok MengBRONZE - Mr GanesanThe mini competition ends around 11:30pmMY TRIPS - Home
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Dinner at Restaurant Asli, Taman Perling, Johor Bahru
2008-05-20 02:00:00
It's located at the Kg. Sg. Temon Baru a.k.a. Perling Seafood Village (N1°27.634' E103 °42.298')We reached the restaurant around 6:30pm, it's already 40% occupied! We assume the seafood must be delicious!!Spotted the river cruise boat form Danga Bay We really enjoyed the view over here, especially the 'Sunset'.Our orders :-* Vegetables* Toufu soup* Butter prawn* Sea shell* Black Pepper Crab* Steam FishFor 8 adults & 5 children.......Live SeafoodOur foods serve in 15 minutes, hmm....quite fast. The restaurant almost 90% occupied during that time.8pm.100% FULL! Can you imagine that?Comments on the seafood* Sea Shell - seems like not really fresh (about 30%), we were surprise because of the 'Live' seafood.* Black Pepper Crab - too 'Oily'.* Fish - fresh & nice.* Butter prawn - above average.* Vege - good.* Toufu soup - average.PriceThe total Damage was - MYR190.00.Surprisingly cheap!! I mean for 8 adults & 5 children meals.There are another 3 restau...
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Budget Hotel at Taman Molek, Johor Bahru.
2008-05-19 11:55:00
ASPEN Summer Hotel 16-01, Jalan Molek 1/13, Taman Molek, 81100, Johor Bahruhttp://aspensummerhotel.googlepages. com/Tel : +607-3518161Fax : +607-3517161Room rates : RM98 – RM168Facilities & services : WiFi at CafeComments by Cowboy Celab :-"This place has a nice lounge at night with a duo singing and playing the guitar. I like hanging out here when I'm in JB. Cheap beer and lots of parking. "MY TRIPS - Home
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ran Queen ran King Taiwan Foods Cafe, Tmn Molek Johor Bahru
2008-05-19 08:24:00
ran King ran Queen Taiwan Cafe located at Jalan Molek 1/8, Taman Molek, J.B. (N1°31.849' E103°47.430')There are many Taiwanese Cafe & Restaurants at Johor Bahru. This is the one we always visit.The lady boss came from South Taiwan (Ping-tong, Tainan). The foods taste are the southern taste and it's different from Taipei. Examples like the Oyster Vermicelli (蚵仔麵線) & the stewed pork rice (魯肉飯) taste are different that I had from Taipei, but.....delicious too!The cafe has simple decorated and comfort. It's crowded during lunch hour and dinner time. You need to queue up to 30 minutes if you are unlucky! :)The best time to visit is before 12pm noon, 3pm tea break & after 7:30pm evening. The shop is open from noon time to 8:30pm.There have full of varieties Taiwanese foods & even the 'Small' Steamboat that you only can see it in this cafe (RM15.00 each). Prices here are reasonable.Another reason I like this cafe is.....they are all family members! Mo...
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Unique Ceiling Fan @ Lavender Cake Shop Jusco Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru.
2008-05-15 11:44:00
Found this unique ceiling fan at Lavender Cake & Bistro, Jusco Permas Jaya , Johor Bahru.It turns slow and windless, just for decoration purpose.Feels that......it's simulate the humans process......When it's young, it spins fast but the 'prop' is short (seems like just start to grow...)When it's old, it rotates slow and weak but the 'prop' grew longer......Art? I agree if you said....Another shot with faster shuttle speed while still spinning.....I'm having a tea break with my family. And my daughter also wonder why it's so slow and keep nagging about windless fan.......Anyway, the area it's air-conditioned and nice environment too!MY TRIPS - Home
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Tebrau River Cleaning Project, Johor Bahru
2008-05-13 04:10:00
10th May 2008I wasn't aware about this till my brother told me about it. I wondered there's no banner for public awareness.When I rush to the location (where at the back of Bayu Puteri 3 Apartment), the show had over! And I saw the only awareness was a A3 size board standing 1 meter up beside the road??! Only the peoples who stayed around that area will aware of this event.I was told that the public respond was perfect!! Because.......everyone who came, they will enjoy free foods & drinks!! Hmm.....what do you think?The rubbish issue were discussed before on this thread. I am too excited (give a hand too!) because we going to have a clean river around us! End up......it's just because the free foods & drinks attract the public. I manage to snap some photos there......The rubbish still there but the foods & drinks already finished......The last junior groupView of the Tebrau River They took the chances to cruise along the riverThe only Survivor along the river bankThen...
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Beauty Mama Competition, C.Square, Johor Bahru
2008-05-12 05:38:00
Beauty Mother Competition @ City Square Plaza, Johor Bahru (11th May 2008)Organize by Lion ClubIt's a coincidence.I brought my family with my mum-in-law to City Square Plaza, Johor Bahru for 'Mother's day' lunch and came across this competition.It's also for the purpose of meeting a friend from Malacca - 9W2HHL (Heng). He was there because of his wife it's one of the judges for the competition!I simply take out my cam and give some shots of the competition.The participants line-up for the competition announcement.From left , middle and right.Unfortunately I cannot wait until the final result cos run out of time!I admit that I'm not familiar with the setting of this camera yet. Overall I'm totally disappointed with my shots. (My apologies)Anyway, just to share some photos of the event."HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY"MY TRIPS - Home
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International Kite Festival - Pasir Gudang, Johor
2008-05-08 11:27:00
The Johor Corporation organise the event every year at Bukit Layang Layang (Kite Hill), Pasir Gudang Johor. (It's about 30 minutes drive from Johor Bahru town) The Festival was on 24th February 2008.The field was pack of peoples when we arrived. There are many country participate in the yearly events of Johor.Different kind of kites you can see from the big field. Big, small, creative and even Huge....everyone was showing their skills and the beautiful kites they have. But the weather seems like not on their side, because it's cloudy & windless.So we only manage to see those giant kite laying on the green field.......The mobile Kentucky Fried Chicken.We almost lost our direction while on the way back to get our car........!MY TRIPS - Home
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Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh, Tmn Daya, Johor Bahru
2008-05-06 07:53:00
Located at Jalan Sagu 14, Taman Daya, Johor Bahru. (N1°32.766' E103°45.809')Visited this shop on past Sunday.The claypot Bak Kut Teh - Average.And the claypot ginger chicken portion was too small for four persons, but taste good.Overall rated : 3.5/5Claypot Bak Kut TehClaypot Ginger ChickenThe environment of the shop was clean and good ventilation.MY TRIPS - Home
Beautiful View of Johor Straits
2008-05-05 03:20:00
On one sunny day and I visited this small fishing village and the scenic view really surprise me!!The village located at the back of Taman Perling - a.k.a. Perling Seafood Village, Singapore just at opposite.Photo from Google EarthI simply walk in to one of the Seafood Restaurant call 'Restaurant Asli' (N1°27.634' E103 °42.298'). It's not a big & commercial type, but it's nice and comfort. You can have very nice view of Johor Straits from the restaurant.The locals are staying along the straits from both sites of the restaurant.Another restaurant on the right.This is view in front, right & left from the restaurant.Closer view.....Left sideCloser view.....Right sideYou can even zoom in and see some high-rise building at Johor Bahru Town on your right.I cannot comment on the foods yet. I will definitely come back again for the Sunset and the seafood.Related post : Dinner at Restaurant Asli, Taman Perling, Johor BahruMY TRIPS - Home
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Vintage and Classic Motor Show, Permas Mall, Johor Bahru (Part I)
2008-04-27 17:41:00
Photos of the day at Permas Mall, Taman Permas Jaya. (N1°29.817' E103°49.036') 26th - 27th April 2008.Once you walked in, you can see the full series of Volkswagon Beetle. They line up from generation to generation.The cars are showed in both right left include of the middle lane. You can see many vintage cars that you won't see it on the road today!MG 'British Sports Car' series also display on the show perfectly.MG MG-A 1600 Mark II (1960-1962)The engine size was increased again to 1622 cc by increasing the bore from 75.4 mm to 76.2 mm for the 1961 Mark II MGA. It also had a higher ratio 4:1 rear axle which made for more relaxed high speed driving. An inset grille and Morris Mini tail lamps appearing horizontally below the deck lid were the most obvious visual changes. 8198 Mark II roadsters and 521 coupés were built. As with the 1600 De Luxe, there were also some Mark II De Luxe versions with 290 roadsters and 23 coupés made. Source from Wiki.Antique CarsI was so excited...
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Vintage and Classic Motor Show, Permas Mall, Johor Bahru (Part II)
2008-04-27 17:40:00
Continue from Part I.....The Series of Mini......I forgot the name of the car below......Volvo Amazon (1956-1970)The Volvo Amazon was a mid-size car introduced in 1956 by Volvo Cars to complement their Volvo PV model, offered since 1947. The Amazon was manufactured at Volvo's Torslandaverken[1] and when production ended on July 3 1970[2], 667,323 had been produced. For more, please click here.Mercedes-Benz W100 - 600 (1963-1981)I don't know how long it takes to start the engine.......One of the main attraction - MG TD (1950)Main attraction of the dayCrowd of the day......MY TRIPS - Home
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Innovative Items
2008-04-23 11:06:00
I have my lunch today at one of the food court at Tampoi (beside Giant Hypermart). Just a normal food court, but suddenly I was amaze with the swinging disc (hanging on top of the foods) for chasing away the fly! The disc will non-stop swinging because of the wind from surrounding.What an innovative idea!Without spending a single cent, you can have the same effect like those motorize type.I am thinking that......what if most of us having the same concept and mentality, protecting our 'environment' & green the Earth should not have any problem at all!The designMY TRIPS - Home
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How Yu Bak Kut Teh, Permas Jaya, Johor
2008-04-22 06:03:00
The How Yu Bak Kut Teh (N1°30.067' E103°48.924') shop located at Jalan Permas 10, Tmn Permas Jaya , Johor Bahru.As you can see from the pictures below, the shop is 'clean' compare with ordinary coffeeshop (Kopitiam) around Johor Bahru.I did have a chat with lady boss there and known that they are from Kuala Lumpur - capital of Malaysia.I rated the foods here : 5/5 starEspecially the "Claypot Fish" is superb delicious! They serve in 2 sizes : Small (MYR24.00), Big (MYR48.00). The small size is just nice for 2 persons. And the claypot Bak Kut Teh as usual.....MYR7.00 each.Direction to How Yu Bak Kut Teh - Permas Jaya MapMY TRIPS - Home
Budget Hotel at Taman Scientex, Pasir Gudang, Johor.
2008-04-19 07:13:00
TS Hotel (N1°29.514' E103°54.629')17, Jalan Rusa 1, Taman Scientex, Pasir Gudang , Johor.http://www.tshotelsb.comTel : +607-2891488Fax : +607-2899588Room rates : RM68 – RM136* Breakfast included.* Meeting room* Restaurant.* Café.* Free Wifi Services.MY TRIPS - Home
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Plentong River, Johor Bahru
2008-04-13 09:36:00
Almost the estuary of the river, meet up with Pandan River .......There's residential area beside this river, if I'm not mistaken......Bayu Tebrau Apartment.Many peoples love to fishing along this river during weekend.For me, it's just another 'nature beauty' (exclude the rubbish!). You will feel calm & peaceful over here, I just took out my portable chair and find a place below tree.....relax & enjoy the scenery.After a week frustrated work, it's a good idea that you can bring your family for short picnic. Hopefully the local authority will do something here for a 'Clean' and beautiful river bank of Plentong.This river also given a lot of inconvenience to the residents at Plentong during the Flood last year in Johor. It swipes away everything and has make many families homeless!The nature has a beauty and also ugly, it's depends how humans manage it......MY TRIPS - Home
Orchid Country Club, Singapore
2008-04-05 10:37:00
2 days 1 nightThe journey took us 1 hour to reach the Orchid Country Club at somewhere near Yishun , Singapore . (N1°24.714' E103°50.675') Check-in on 5pm at the Orchid Logde. Room was big enough for a family, and the environment is clean.After settle everything (6pm), we to walk around the Club.....The reception lobby of Orchid LodgeFollow the path below, you have access to Social Clubhouse, Recreations Clubhouse and others.Orchid Social ClubhousePub and Bistro below the staircaseFollow by.....36 lanes Bowling CenterAround 9pm, we drove to Ang Mo Kio Food Court (N1°22.371' E103°51.329') for our dinner. The curry fish head was delicious!!Day 2After breakfast, we walk around at the golf course area......Surrounding....And I discover that, there are three swimming pools in the country club.....The Bunker PoolAfter this children outdoor playground, you reach the children pool. The area is huge!When kids finish their swimming, we take a rest and headed to the 'O'Kid Spot.My dau...
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ACE Archery Center, Skudai Johor
2008-04-04 09:53:00
I visited this place because of my old buddy - Mark Teh.It's been a long time I 'forget' to step in to my friend Archery Center . (N1°32.507' E103°39.568') It is located at the 6th Floor of Skudai Parade.It's totally different from the last visited. More items to display and also more bow and arrow at most of every corner!This Archery Center established 5 years ago, and it's the ONLY one around Johor Bahru. I wonder why peoples around here don't like this Sport?! It's because of practice? Or it's because of sports?Most of the peoples here would prefer something to do with the men Ego....I think. :)Some pictures to share.......The CounterRight & left wingTarget FacesCompound Bow, Cross Bow & some display itemsWithout this, the bow is useless!! - ArrowsThe workshopMr Mark Teh (owner of the shop) in action!The cost of the game........Free coaching will be provide for newbie by Mark Teh.MY TRIPS - Home
Wifi Kopitiam (Coffee Shop) at Tmn Molek, Johor Bahru
2008-04-02 09:06:00
I was about to take my breakfast at my usual place - the Wifi Kopitiam (The first & the only around this area), I saw the local authorities 'Swept" away the illegal hawker around the corner.Yes, very fast! Only takes 10 minutes!They are many hawkers around Johor Bahru are illegally put up their stalls for business. Some of that really create inconvenience for transport passing......but some of it hide it at the back alley.MY TRIPS - Home
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Amateur Radio Seminar by MCMC at Johor Bahru
2008-04-01 10:14:00
I was invited to the Amateur Radio Seminar by MCMC on 29th March 2008.The event was held at NPC, Bandar Baru Uda, Johor Bahru (N1°29.630' E103°43.258') from 2pm-5pm. The seminar mainly was for all the newbies in Amatuer Radio Society. Speech given by MCMC and also from Amatuer Radio Club in Malaysia.Highlight :- The history of Amateur Radio - Introduction of the clubs including their history.- Standard Operation Procedure of the HAM- Emergency rescue explanation and procedure during disasterThe MARTS Representative - 9W2LCM (Loh)Many senior and experience HAM were there to support the event successful.I meet many old friends and some new guys there.Buffet provided during the break.9W2PCK (Left) & 9W2TSk (Right)One of past event for HAM at Johor Bahru - "JOTA 2007 at Johor Bahru"You might wonder........yes! I'm a "HAM" - 9W2JAS. Since 2005.MY TRIPS - Home
Being Tagged! Where the game started.......
2008-03-31 10:59:00
I started blogging since 2006. But never take seriouly until September 2007. Iniatially it was just my digital diary, but now....turn to one of my hobby! From blogging I learned a lot skill and even HTML, the best part is.....make friends around the cyber world.Few days ago, I try my very best to understand about being Tagged . Really confuse me in the beginning, but I cathed a little after an explanation from Quachee.Yes, you are right! I'm just a newbie in blogging! :)Tagged! Random QuestionsInstruction: Remove ONE from below and add in your own personal question, make it a total of 20 questions. Then, tag 8 people in your list and list them out in the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged. Whoever does the tag will have blessings from all.The person who tagged you is: Quachee1. What's your favorite book at the present time?Don't have it at the moment.2. Given the chance, what special ability/power would you like to have?A power that can pro...
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GPS is your Best Traveling Companion
2008-03-26 10:50:00
Simple explanation for GPS (Global Positioning System)Question : "What is the numbers on your blog?" example : N5°08.286' E102°48.663'Answer : This is GPS Coordinates.They are many types of GPS devices in our local market. The common 2 types are : Road navigation and outdoor activities. Range from MYR350.00 to MYR2,500.00. The popular brand in Malaysia and even international is Garmin. And the popular models available locally are : Nuvi200 series, NUvi300 series, NUvi600 series, GPS60 CSX, eTrex Vista HCX and eTrex series. All models are suitable to different application.All the above mention devices are built-in the "Auto-routing" function that navigate you from one place to another. The devices will prompt or alert you in voice for the next turn and even some proximity alert, if you miss the 'turn' prompt from the device, please don't get panic....because it will recalculate another alternative route immediately.Question : "What is the monthly charges?"Answer : There is no ...
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Kenyir Lake, Terengganu.
2008-03-19 08:43:00
The Explorers's journey continue.....Approx. 527KM away from Johor Bahru to Kenyir Lake . They (3 families) check in to Kenyir Lake View Resort (N5°08.286' E102°48.663') around noon time. 3 days 2 nights for MYR468.00 person as package rates (inclusive of meals).After settle with their lunch in the resort, they took their free time to walk around the resort for the first day.Day 2Everyone was excited and wake up early in the morning to enjoy their breakfast and start the boat cruise whitin the lake.The modified Kancil as free transport from resort to Jetty.....JettyThe lake is too beautiful to be true! But...luck was not on their side because of cloudy day.Beauty Scenic during boat rideFirst stop - The Saok Waterfall of Kenyir Lake (N5°04.985' E102°46.734')Look at the beautiful waterfall!Children are TOO happy to see this waterfall.....After the waterfall cold water, they continue the Second stop.......Look at the fish!Everyone was exhausted after the boat ride but with love...
Map of Taman Nusa Bestari 1 & 2, Skudai Johor
2008-03-17 06:23:00
I received few requests (from email) for the map of Taman Nusa Bestari 1 & 2 at Skudai, Johor.I will update it time to time, hope this map can help you drive to your destination.Simple map provided at below......A - Jalan Nusa Bestari 2 1/4 - 9/4B - Jalan Nusa Bestari 2 1/5 - 7/5C - Jalan Nusa Bestari 2 1/1 - 21/1D - Jalan Nusa Bestari 2 1/2 - 10/2, 1/3 - 6/3E - Jalan Nusa Bestari 2 1/6 - 8/6F - Jalan Nusa Bestari 2 6/7 - 16/7G - Jalan Jati 3 - 11H - Jalan Timor 1 - 21I - Jalan NJM 1/2 - 6/2J - Jalan Jaya Mas 7 - 10K - Jalan NJM 1/4 - 4/4, 1/5 - 3/5L - Jalan Silat Lincah 1 - 20M - Jalan Silat Cekak 1 - 18Source from MalsingmapsMY TRIPS - Home
Computer Fair 2008 at Landmark Mall, Johor Bahru
2008-03-15 05:36:00
Visited Landmark Mall (N1°27.900' E103°45.589') (JB town) on Saturday for the Computer Fair , March 2008 .Carpark was full when we reached there around 3pm. So we have park our car about 300 meters away from the Mall.Basically it's just a price war about this computer fair. We (me, 9W2KG & 9W2TSK) bought 2GB Kingston Micro SD card for MYR39.00 come with SD & Mini SD adapter. The Toshiba 2GB Micro SD selling at MYR37.00 without any adapter.4GB Kingston Thumb drive : MYR48.00And I noticed that WD 250GB Hard Disk Drive selling for MYR198.00. 22" LCD Monitor selling less than MYR900.00, while the 19" models selling at MYR689.00.Some pictures in Landmark Mall during the computer fair.Most of the booths owner are from the shops in the same building....I attracted this MPV parking in front of the mall and decide to find out what's going on......Surprised me! It's another booth which is promoting Maxis Broadband and PC.com magazine! Look at the 42" LCD monitor at the back of th...
Bar Banyan, Johor Bahru.
2008-03-07 09:20:00
I visited some of the Bistro or Cafe around this area, and some of them I would like to share with you. The reasons are....comfort & cozy environment, nice setup, friendly staff......(This pub and cafe are different from those typical 'so call' pub flooded around JB area.)This is the place you can have relax (with soft music) and chat with your friends or have discussion with your clients.Bar Banyan (N1°27.937' E103°44.636')Located at Jalan Abdul Samad, behind Hyatt Regency Hotel.The area is small, and it won't be over crowded.Reasonable Beer : MYR40.00 for one bucket(Carlsberg 5 bottles) for happy hours and MYR45.00 after happy hour.Most of the customer here are business man or professional.MY TRIPS - Home
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