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Getaway – Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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ABOUT MALAYSIA

Timezone : GMT +08:00

Currency: Ringgit Malaysia (RM or MYR)

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GETTING THERE

I was looking through Air Asia‘s website (because I knew they are having some sort of a promotion) and I was lucky that I manage to get a GREAT DEAL for a return flight ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru! Only RM78 for a two-way (return) ticket!! Besides flying there, you can also take a bus or drive there directly.

ACCOMMODATION

Since this getaway is meant to be a ‘cheap’ getaway, decided to stay at Tune Hotels. The rate is cheap, but it depends on what ‘add-on’ service(s) you required during your stay. The lesser the ‘add-on’, the cheaper the rate will be. Based on the rate that I have paid for, my comment for Tune Hotels, Danga Bay is … SATISFACTORY! The bed is comfortable and I love the power shower 😉

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GETTING AROUND

Most of the time I just take a taxi (except for going to Legoland, took a shuttle bus). Here’s a number to call if you need one. Usually i will call the Public Cab

  • Public Cab: 07-241 3111
  • Mawar Radio Taxi: 07-235 2020

THINGS TO DO AND SEE

These are some of the things I did during my visit to Johor Bahru.

  • Danga Bay – used to be a hip & lively place but now there are lesser people visiting this place. It’s a nice place to take photos though 😉

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  • Legoland Malaysia – On 15 September 2012, Legoland Malaysia was officially open to the public. To go there from Tune Hotel, you can just take a shuttle bus; RM15 for a return ticket, from and to hotel.

DAY TICKET:

Ticket Reg. price Online (7-Days Advance Booking)
1-Day Ticket Adult (12-59) RM 140 RM 105
1-Day Ticket Child (3-11) RM 110 RM 82.50
1-Day Ticket Senior (60+) RM 110 RM 82.50

ANNUAL PASS:

Use the LEGOLAND Annual Pass on all days of regular park operation including weekends, public and school holidays at LEGOLAND Malaysia for a full 12 months.
Ticket   Reg. price
LEGOLAND Annual Pass  (Adult, 12-59 years old) RM275 / SGD115
LEGOLAND Annual Pass  (Child, 3-11 years old) RM210 / SGD88
LEGOLAND Annual Pass  (Senior, 60+ years old) RM210 / SGD88

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  • Johor Premium Outlets – Johor Premium Outlets @ JPO, is a place where you can get original branded stuff at a cheaper price! Coach, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nike, Adidas, Guess, La Senza & more!!

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  • Shopping & other entertainment – Went to Johor Bahru City Square & KSL City Mall for dining, shopping & movie 🙂

FOOD

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Weekend ‘Backpacking’ Getaway – Malacca, Malaysia

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ABOUT MALAYSIA

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Currency: Ringgit Malaysia (RM or MYR)

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THE TRIP

I was in need of a short & cheap getaway so decided to go Malacca ‘backpacking’ Style! Actually it’s easier to just drive there and stay in a nice hotel but the feeling will be different!

The truth is, I haven’t been to Malacca (or Melaka) for quite some time now & I definitely haven’t been to ‘Jonker Street‘ before. So here’s my backpacking journey to Malacca a.k.a ‘Melaka Bandar Raya Bersejarah’!

GETTING THERE

To go to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur, there’s a direct bus that will take you there but both my friend and I decided to take a train to Seremban, and then take a bus to Malacca instead. From home, we took a taxi to the nearest KTM komuter station. Since we need to take another train to reach Seremban at KL Sentral (see picture), we decided to make a stop there first and have our breakfast at McDonald’s! Hotcake! My favourite!! The journey took us around 6+ hours instead of 1.5+ hour …

ACCOMMODATION

During the 3 days 2 nights getaway, we stayed at a very ‘strategic’ guesthouse: Sayang-sayang 2 Youth Hostel (look it up on the internet, made reservation via phone call and bank in money through online bank transfer … EASY!) The rate is quite cheap but the most important thing is … this is my first experience staying in some sort of a guesthouse instead of a hotel! My comment? SATISFACTORY!!! This place is located 2 doors away from Discovery Cafe & near to 1st Inn Hotel (on the opposite road) in case you can’t find it … like me! – http://www.sayangsayang.com.my/sayangsayang2.html

INTERESTING PLACES & THINGS TO DO

  • Jonker Walk – a place to be during night time because of the night market!

  • River cruise – cruise along the river for a spectacular view

  • The Stadhuys – completed in 1660 and is a reproduction of the former Stadhuis (town hall) of the Frisian town in the Netherlands. Nowadays, it houses the Museums of History and Ethnography. This is one of the oldest Dutch buildings in the east.

  • A Famosa or Porta de Santiago – You will find this remains of the old Portuguese fort, A Famosa

  • Maritime Museum of Malacca – shaped of a big ship!

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  • Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum
  • Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
  • Christ Church
  • Dutch Square
  • Malaysian Navy Museum
  • Malay and Islamic World Museum
  • Muzium Budaya/Sultanate Palace
  • Saint Paul’s Church

DELICIOUS FOODS

Do try chicken rice balls, asam pedas and the cendol (can go to cendol jam besar opposite the stadhuys, a famous place to eat cendol)

 

SHOPPING

And this is me … being me … while enjoying life to the max! 🙂

 

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