just came back from my much-wanted-anticipated trip to Johor Bharu and Singapore!
I've had soooo much fun there.
My family and i ( 5 of us) took an overnight train there.We board the train at 9.30pm(1st June) at the Keretaapi Tanah Melayu( KTM) Tanah Merah's Station and arrived at Johor Bharu CIQ almost 10.30am(2nd June) the next morning. We bought the 2nd class-seated coach 4, which only Rm 41/each. Which is very cheap! I just slept all the way.hahaha
My uncle's already waiting for us at the CIQ. i'm just amazed by the CIQ! wow!! the last time I went to Johore,it's still under construction,and now,one could mistake it as an airport or something. ^^ had our breakfast at a local Kelantanese-Johorian warong, and guest what, breakfast like a feast for 8 of us (uncle,aunt & bro included) just Rm 46!! crazy cheap, i don't think we could get that price even in Kelantan.
Went to Uncle's house and settle there. Rest for a while and we hop on the cars again!! Johor Bharu is quite an industrial city, so uncle brought us to the 'Bika Factory' where the Bika chips and all of the other chips/snacks being produced.Not to see the process,but to shop directly at the factory where the price is waaaaaaaay cheaper than at the stores. We had sooo much fun, it's like being in a 'Willy Wonka's Factory', everything seems delicious!! hahahaha Bought so many snacks and chips and guess what it's just Rm 76. cheap! cheap!
Had our diner at Hutan Bandar,well known for their western foods like Chicken Chop, Lamb Chop, Beef Steak and etc, also at a very-very-very cheap price!! Chicken Chop is just RM 5,served on HUGE plate! wae everything so cheap there??? But please,expect a full-house!
Just because everything is soo cheap there, i'm actually having hard time thinking why people think that Kelantan's offering cheap price??! Yes,it's cheap for the local, but not for the tourists. The moments they heard your non-local accent,the price will goes up,very much immediately.
*at the malls*
The next day, we went to Etude House at Johor Bharu City Square. Actually I'm the only one that wanted to buy Precious Mineral BB Cream, but I think my mom,my sister, my aunt and my cousins was having sooo much fun,more than me!! We ended up buying RM450 worth of products. Even given LOADS of sample!! Thanks Etude House! The salesgirls are so nice^^. psst: We met Dara & Minho at Etude House!:P
After that we went to Apollo Factory,i swear it's so much fun to shop straight from factory because the price is way cheaper!! and also,everyone like yesterday again,losing their mind at the factory.hahaha. again!~ We went home for lunch. and head out again after that.Nice thing that my uncle's house is in the city, we're not spending too much on dining out.
After the lunch,we head out to Kota Tinggi,my guess,it's 30 minutes away from JB. It's heaven for the ladies!! Bright and beautiful, this place is like a textile heaven,cheap and so many to choose from!! Again,the Moms having hard time to keep sane and the dads are having harder time for the waiting games and the children are having so much fun wandering around.hahhaha.
After Kota Tinggi, went to Danga Bay. Having a blast there. Why our beach not like this? Why our night-life is non-existence? Why shop already closed down after 7pm? Why??? xDD Because if not, who would come to place like Johor :P Went home, all tired from the shopping thingy. We had our diner(or should we call it supper already) at 12.15am
The very next day, my family went to Singapore! Uncles couldn't came along since they don't have the passport yet. Just for the info,if u're going to Singapore, board the bus at the CIQ, easier compared if you board at Larkin. Exchange the money in advance too, during our trip,it's 1SGD=2.40MYR
Buy the tickets on the bus,no pre-order,nah. Our destination is The Sentosa Island, so the fee is RM5/each. The bus drop us at the immigration center and i'm suggesting, from the bus station, just take the seat nearest to the bus-door and filled the form in advance. Once the bus stop at the center,just run/ use fast-pace and get into the lines! Expect to see, I'd say thousands of people lining up. Lucky they have loads of counters open. Anyhow, the immigration thingy took us a good 1hour!phew!!
Our bus already waited for us at the other end. And just like that,we head to Singapore!! WoW! Singapore got me saying WOW!!! It's like having a trip in a big garden!! Big-green-garden! I never thought that Singapore would be that green! It's an amazing island,indeed! Clean i must say. And the weather,no JOKE,HOTTER than Malaysia i'd say!!
It took us quite sometimes to reach Sentosa Island. We passed Orchard Rd(famous shopping spot) on our way. Arrived at Sentosa and mom decided not to go into the Universal Studio. So we just wandering around on the outside which is also,very huge area. Well,actually the price is almost double when buying it on spot, pre-book online, it's like RM1++ and buy it there, it's like RM2++. So we decided not to.Luck thing outside is just as awesome as in the inside i guess;D
After good half-day there,we decided to take the MRT on our way home. Sentosa to Keranji= SGD 3.20 and interchange at Dhoby Ghout. Though we bought ticket to Keranji, we drop at an earlier station, Woodlands and we had to pay extra 60cents SGD for that. But we still got back SG1 refund after that. Wandering around Woodland and i saw Uniqlo's store and some of very-very beautiful high-heels at the shops there(forgot the name). It's insanely cheap!! Some pairs that sell at RM 3++ in Malaysia,only 59.90 SGD,omona (^o^).
Our Singapore trip ended there,we missed out the Marina Bay(i know,bummer!!) Well,it's just because my parents were up for something that night. If not we might as well came back latter that day. Again, stuck at the immigration for 30minutes. But still it's way better to go by public transport (bus or train).
Uncle send us to the KTM Kempas Station instead of CIQ, and we're cam-whoring like bunch of crajee people! hahahah so much fun!!! I'll come back again,wait yah!
And guess what, all i did in my 4inches wedges!!! Imagine me in my 4inches wedges, i must be crazy! Though my legs was hurting me,still I was insane enough to keep on walking in heels:P
Arrive home this morning and i MUST buy a new pair of wedges!!!
p/s: might as well going again to Singapore. My cousin already asked me to go there with him next time ^^;