Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Johor Bahru Shopping Trip 2018 - Aeon Mall Tebaru City

After shopping in Paradigm Mall, we took a grab to Aeon Mall about a mere 10 minutes ride, fare was about RM14. Very convenient and fast, reach up to the door step of the mall. I like this mall better, very huge and spacious and more shops, easy to shop around. There's lots to do in this mall besides shopping, dining, etc. There's a cinema in here too.

Looking at the price of the food menu, is really cheap for Singaporeans cause the of the strong Singapore Dollars (S$1 = RM3.03). Will come here again. :)

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Johor Bahru Shopping Trip 2018 - Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru

From JB Sentral, my friend called for grab to fetch us to Paradigm Mall, it was only a short ride around 10 to 15 minutes, costs us only RM17. Was very convenient and fast. There's an ice skating rink, and no problem find food here, a lot of restaurants, eateries and a food court too.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Johor Bahru Shopping Trip 2018 - How to go to Johor Bahru Sentral by KTM Shuttle Train from Singapore Woodlands CIQ

Been to Johor Bahru many times for day shopping but normally by bus. This time, we tried taking the KTM Shuttle Train from Woodlands. Firstly, we booked our train tickets online at KTM website. Being the school holidays this month, train tickets were sold out quick, we managed to get tickets for the Woodlands CIQ to JB Sentral. If booked online in Singapore, the tickets were in S$5(Singapore Dollars) so normally, most people will buy the return ticket in JB Sentral at RM5 (malaysian ringgit).The exchange rate is S$1 = M$3.03(right at time of posting this article). Onced booked online, remember to print the e ticket.

We had to take bus from Woodlands Bus Interchange (same building as Woodlands MRT Station), we took Bus 911 to Woodlands CIQ (Checkpoint). But not sure the real reason, all the buses including the one we were on, were not stopping at bus stop infront of Woodlands CIQ checkpoint. We were so angry, we needed to walk about 5 to 6 mins from where the bus alighted us to the checkpoint to take the train.

Cut through an old abandoned buidling (used to be a cinema) and immediately, we were able to spot the checkpoint building.

Went to get our e ticket to be stamped on the ground level, then walked to level 2 to immigration to take the shuttle train.

It is very conveninet, as both the Singapore Custom and Malaysian custom are located in the same building, after clearing the Singapore custom, we just walked over to the malaysian custom to get our passport checked and stamped. After clearing immigration, we made our way to the train, is free seating. The train ride is a mere 5 minutes.

On arrival, after exiting the train station, there is a KTM counter infront of the exit, we can purchase train tickets (current or advance)from this counter.

I find it time consuming to take the KTM Shuttle train from woodlands to JB Sentral, we need to be early so as not to miss the train.

For the return trip, is ok to take the KTM Shuttle train from JB Sentral to Singapore cause the train station is just beside City Square, we can just pop over to the train station after shopping in City Square without worry about taking any additional transport to the train station. Whereas the train station in Woodlands is just by itself without any facilities like food court, malls, etc. Only vending machines selling drinks.

Refer to my previous post on how to take bus from Kranji MRT Station in Singapore to JB Sentral.

For my future trip I prefer to take the bus from Kranji MRT Station to JB Sentral rather than the KTM Shuttle train and for the return journey, both options of taking the KTM Shuttle train or bus are fine.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Bangkok Trip 2018 - Day 5 - Last minute shopping in Bangkok

After our lunch, we strolled and did some last minute shopping at Central World Mall and Big C Supermarket, we also came across a food festival infront of Central World Mall. Looked so interesting and yummy.

After all the last minute shopping and coffee break at Big C Supermarket, time to head back to our hotel and collect our luggages and head straight to the airport.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Bangkok Trip 2018 - Day 5 - Lunch at Baan Ying at Central World Bangkok

Today, the last day we were be in Bangkok, after checking out of hotel, we left our luggages with the reception as our flight will be around 10 pm. We then went for lunch and last minute shopping. We had lunch at Baan Ying at Central World. No regrets eating here, the thai food was so sumptous and good. We finished the gravy of the curry chicken hahaha, really goes well with rice.

Curry Chicken

Deep fried pork with salad

Crab meat omelette (really can eat big chunks of crab meat)

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Bangkok Trip 2014 - Day 4 - Thai Seafood Buffet at Baiyoke Sky Hotel 69th Floor (with free entrance to 77th floor observation deck and revolving deck at 84th floor)

Last night in Bangkok, we decided to have dinner at Baiyoke Sky Hotel in Pratunam, we took the lift to the 18th floor to buy the tickets for the buffet.

After looking at all the choices, we decided to have Thai Seafood buffet on the 69th Floor which costs 750 baht per person (cheaper if booked online at least 3 days direct from the hotel website). This ticket included free entrance to the 77th floor observation deck and revoling observation deck on the 84th floor. We have to finish dining in one and half hour. It was a weekday, not very crowded but I guess weekend will see bigger crowds and queue.

After collecting the tickets, we headed to the hotel lobby to take another lift to the 69th floor. Not to worry, there many staffs around to help direct.

We managed to get window seats and have a nice view of the city. It was sun set, really very beautiful.

The buffet were mainly Thai cuisine and seafood, really suit our taste.


Unlimited BBQ prawns and seafood

Thai Sticky Rice with Mango and crepes (can choose to add assorted fruits but I prefer plain).

Bird Nest Soup

I have sweet tooth, really love the cakes and desserts. After we had our buffet, we took the lift up to the 77th floor observation deck and view the city of Bangkok from there. On this floor, the deck is enclosed. There's a mini museum on this floor.

After all the photo taking, we took the lift up to the 84th floor, where the observation deck is revolving and open air type. Was so windy and beautiful up there.

After dinner, we went to Talad Neon Night Market which is situated just beside Berkeley Hotel in Pratunam.