Singaporeans love to buy, like to eat, and like to discount.
The primary two is a recognized reality, and may be completed in Singapore easily, however not the third one.
But hey, what if Singaporeans can store and eat at a discount, wouldn’t it’s heavenly for them?
Welcome to Johor Bahru!?
Johor Bahru is good across the causeway from Singapore. Plus, it received virtually all of what Singaporeans love… Meals, Buying, Therapeutic massage, Way of life?Providers, Movie…and the perfect thing?
At one-third of the worth!?
Updated on 21st Jan 2017: Change fee – 1?SG Greenback = 3.14 MY Ringgit.
Most Singaporeans like to drop by Johor for a day or two (with a in a single day keep). We love that too. The pull of the low change fee is so robust, that we don’t thoughts simply going there for a day tour.
When you love JB like us, and questioning what you are able to do there, allow us to record them down right here for you!
This listing will hold up to date as and when?we visit JB.
- 1 Cafe Hop
- 2 Purchasing
- 3 Dinner
- 4 Late Night time Supper
- 5 Massage
- 6 Methods to get to Johor Bahru?
In the event you like to cafe-hop, which just means visiting numerous cafes in Singapore, then it is best to go to JB.
As a result of when?you cafe-hop in Singapore, your wallet will cry. Too costly!
However whenever you cafe-hop in JB, your abdomen will cry! As a result of meals it rather more reasonably priced, but your abdomen is so full it’s a must to cease consuming!
Here’s some cafes we went to. If you understand more cafes that we should always go to, simply let us know in the comments!
The Alternative – Lodge and Cafe
With marble partitions, fairly tiled floors and crops hanging off wall, the cafe gave a heat and welcoming vibe especially it has so much pure mild coming in (nice for taking photographs).
We have been so hungry as we didn’t had any breakfast earlier than leaving house, so shortly we ordered a tender shelled crab bao (that’s what they’re well-known for I feel), a cup of cappuccino and a glass of freshly squeezed juice.?
The food was good, and I had my coffee repair too! The smooth shell crab bao value 29.90 RM, cappuccino was 10RM, (how much was the juice?).
It’s not exactly very low cost based on the usual of dwelling in Malaysia, but undoubtedly cheaper than Singapore.
When you don’t mind the individuals taking a look at you,? you’ll be able to also have a mini photoshoot at a nook of the cafe!
The subsequent cafe that we hopped to was Bev C, it has a loft format, downstairs is a retail shop promoting garments and upstairs is a restaurant.
What’s well-known for this cafe is that they’ve espresso ice cubes and tea ice cubes to go together with the drink in order that when the ice melts it won’t dilute the drink!
In fact, we ordered one such drink(16RM) and their lunch set(19.50RM).
The croissant was buttery and crispy-good, it got here with chocolate sauce, lettuce and cherry tomatoes on the aspect. The watermelon ice dice in the drink seems to be unique and goes properly with the lemon, cucumber and coconut in the drink!
We appreciated The Alternative extra because it has rather more meals choice as in comparison with Bev C. Prices sensible are usually not tremendous low cost nevertheless it was a great experience.
There have been actually plenty of cafes across the space so it’s not necessary to do research on which one to go to (so if you understand the place else to go to, let us know in the comments!).
Most cafes present WiFi, so in case you are going just for a day there’s no have to get a knowledge card,? just leech onto the WiFi!
Waffle Burger at Oleg @ City Sq.
Extra finger bites?
We additionally tried out Waffle Burger at Oleg @ City Sq. Purchasing Mall.
This isn’t really a restaurant hop. We didn’t had this burger earlier than in Singapore therefore we determined to attempt.
Style good! Additionally they had charcoal burger (black burger), but we are too full to attempt it. Subsequent time then!
After all of the eating, we walked to a nearby mall referred to as Galleria however there wasn’t a lot to see so we headed back to City Sq. which is the shopping center that’s instantly linked to the JB checkpoint.
Plenty of meals options and purchasing,? there’s even a cinema and karaoke within the mall, it feels rather a lot like one of the malls in Singapore. If you wish to store in a extra upscale mall, just stroll over the Komtar, which is linked from Metropolis Sq. by way of a bridge and you will feel like you’re in Ion.
Alternatively, you’ll be able to take ebook a seize automotive and explore from there. We stayed at the? KSL lodge 4 years ago and had a really delicious bak ku teh just reverse KSL.
Eating is relatively cheaper in JB. Hence, as Singaporeans, we will afford to go slightly ‘atas’ to pamper ourselves.
We had dinner at Tang Shifu, a chinese language restaurant recognized for its natural soup. This is in all probability the healthiest meal we ever had in JB.
That’s their famous soy hen mee-sua.
Their ginseng hen soup.
Their stir-fried eggplant. Really nice when you go together with rice.
Nasi Lemak By The Sea
We visited our JB associates they usually drove us to somewhere particular. We’ve got nasi lemak by the sea. I’m unsure of the precise location, however it’s somewhere it’s worthwhile to drive there.
Reverse the restaurant is Singapore (I assume).
Seafood at Taman Sri Tebrau Hawker Centre
In case you have associates who drive in to JB often, they undoubtedly know this place. The Taman Sri Tebrau Hawker Centre is a large hawker centre with a lot of hawker stalls. Just like our Singapore hawker centre, you will discover whatever food you need.
What’s well-known at this hawker centre is its seafood. There’s a stall that’s recognized for its Ceral Crayfish (prime left photograph within the collage above). In fact, we had ordered a variety of different seafood dishes we love too.
Late Night time Supper
In case you are going JB till late at night time, then there’s much more issues to do! Okay.. I mean extra meals to eat, even after your dinner!
Listed here are some that we’ve tried at JB at night time…
Mango Ice @ La Gourmand
What you see is just their fruit dessert. They have their signature mango ice which is tall like 1m high. We didn’t get that, because I feel you want 10 individuals to finish!
[email protected]?Sea and Saw
Sea and Saw is at Jalan Skudai and it’s essential drive there. It’s an open cafe/restaurant and we dropped by there after our dinner for some juices. Their chilly pressed juices are fairly special.
I’m unsure concerning the science behind ‘cold pressed’ juices, nevertheless it’s extremely really helpful!
It’s additionally quite a ‘hipster’ place so that you can hang around with your folks. There may be music at night time, however often the place is windy and quiet. Nice surroundings with buddies!
Lok Lok (along the streets)
Lok Lok Vans could be found in many places in JB late at night time. They’re parked at ‘strategic’ areas where there are individuals.?You select the food of their vans, often are arranged in satay sticks, and they’ll prepare dinner it for you.
That’s our pals and us having fun with some late night time lok-lok supper after our Thai massage nearby. The lok lok van also have a TV (a small one) to entertain us!
Cheese Naan @ Restoran Syed Alwi
I don’t assume you will discover this in Singapore. The cheese naan is beneficial by our JB buddies who drove us there.
The cheese could be very elastic. The cheese naan is crispy too. It’s concerning the measurement of a daily plate. Not only that, we additionally went after their tissue prata…
This is very ‘sinful’, to eat a lot sweet and fatty stuff at night time! But again, we come JB not to shed some pounds!
For sure, JB is the perfect place for therapeutic massage.
The trip won’t be complete and not using a pampering session. With so many various therapeutic massage locations to choose from, you gained’t know which one is sweet until you attempt it.
Beforehand we purchased a therapeutic massage package deal from Maxenta at Komtar, so we went again there to finish the package deal (not advisable!).
There’s Thai Odyssey at Komtar and a few different massage locations at Metropolis Square as nicely. If you wish to take a grab automotive or taxi out, you can even?try out Bangkok Spa.
Methods to get to Johor Bahru?
Each single day, lots of of hundreds of Singaporeans and Malaysians get throughout the causeway to each nation. Listed here are the 3 methods you possibly can reach Johor from Singapore:
By automotive: you’ll be able to drive to JB from Singapore by way of the Causeway or 2nd hyperlink at Tuas.?
In the event you journey by automotive, although you’ve the convenience of driving in JB when you arrive, the jam throughout the Causeway by drive you nuts, often it takes about 2-3 hours depending on visitors. ?
By bus: bus providers are available at Woodlands bus interchange and at Queens road bus terminal, which takes you directly to JB.
In case you travel by bus you will have to alight the bus at Woodlands verify level, undergo the immigration, then take a bus once more to JB checkpoint.? We’ve experienced long queues at Malaysian immigration which lasted virtually 2 hours, and the bus queues have been quite chaotic.
By practice: take the practice from Woodlands practice checkpoint to JB Sentral in just 5 minutes.?
We now have traveled to JB by way of all of the above methods and found that going there by practice is the easiest way!?
We pre-book the practice tickets as it is?unlikely to purchase one from the counter. You’ll need to get the print out receipts of the practice tickets checked at the counter before continuing to the Singapore immigration.
Afterwhich, you will arrive at the Malaysia immigration earlier than you board the practice, on this means you save time and there’s a limit to the variety of individuals in every practice so the queues are shorter. Do keep in mind to arrive 30 minutes before the departure time.?
Having traveled to JB so many occasions, we realized the query just isn’t ‘how to go to JB’. Slightly, it is ‘when’s one of the best time to go to JB‘!
That’s because should you go in at the flawed timing, or its most-peak hour, you might be queuing?at the immigration space for Three-Four hours! (no joke, as a result of we skilled it before!)
In the event you’re moving into during weekend…
Enter JB on Saturday Before 8am, or after 3pm.
Depart JB on Sunday Before 3pm, or after 9pm.
Keep away from going into JB throughout holidays – Hari Raya Holidays, Singapore National Day, Chinese language New Yr, or no matter holidays. You may be squeezing with fellow Singaporeans.
That’s all for this brief information on Johor Bahru for Singaporeans. We’ll maintain this web page updated as and once we uncover new stuff in JB. If in case you have any tricks to where we should always go, drop within the comments under!