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“Rubber-Necking” in Malaysia – first on the scene of an accident

By on May 31, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
“Rubber-Necking” in Malaysia – first on the scene of an accident

“Rubber-necking” is a delightful phrase (in my book it means slowing down, or stopping, to look at the misfortune of another), and today I witnessed it in action in Malaysia. I was driving down one of the local roads when I was first on the scene for an accident. I stopped and went to see […]

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In search of the Johor Bahru Botanic Gardens

By on May 31, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

I have seen Johor Bahru Botanic Gardens mentioned on a number of maps, and in several guidebooks, and yet I can’t find them… When I first visited Johor Bahru about three years ago I came across a list of things to do and see in JB, and on that list was the Johor Bahru Botanic […]

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Visiting Johor Bahru Zoo, Johor, Malaysia – part 2 of 2

By on May 31, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Visiting Johor Bahru Zoo, Johor, Malaysia – part 2 of 2

Johor Bahru Zoo also has Tigers, Lions, Bears, and Chimps. These animals had better living conditions than the animals near the entrance to the zoo (see The Zoo, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – part 1 of 2), but they were still not ideal, and I did feel sorry for the animals. The tigers had a […]

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The Zoo, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – part 1 of 2

By on May 31, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
The Zoo, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – part 1 of 2

I was looking for the Johor Bahru botanical gardens when I came across Johor Zoo, Jalan Gertak Merah, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Personally, I am not a great fan of zoos, but having spent an hour trying to find the botanical gardens I thought I would have a look at the zoo instead. The […]

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Kedai Makanan Hook Sang, Bukit Indah, Johor, Malaysia

By on May 29, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Kedai Makanan Hook Sang, Bukit Indah, Johor, Malaysia

Kedai Makanan Hook Sang, Bukit Indah, Johor, Malaysia is a a typical traditional Malaysian Chinese Seafood Restaurant tucked away down one of the side streets in Bukit Indah. The food at the place, and I have eaten there many times, is exceptionally good. They offer a range of fresh (swimming in the tanks) seafood, as […]

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Restoran Todak 旗鱼海番村, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

By on May 26, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Restoran Todak 旗鱼海番村, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Restoran Todak 旗鱼海番村 Seafood Restaurant is located at 1, Kg.orang Asli, Telok Jawa, (Masai, 81750), 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, which is east of the Johor Bahru city centre. Below is a photo of possibly the best crab dish I have had anywhere, and unfortunately I have no idea what it is called. The sauce, […]

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Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – part 4 of 4

By on May 25, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – part 4 of 4

Finally, the last part of Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia I visited was the Taman Ekologi section (Ecology section). This was possibly the weirdest part of the park, and possibly suggests what is happening with the park… The walkway over to the main building looked promising. But as I got closer it was obvious […]

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Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – part 3 of 4

By on May 25, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – part 3 of 4

Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia is rather odd. It is clear that a lot of money has been spent setting up the place, and some areas seem to be very well established as judged by the maturity of the trees and plants, however, other areas seem new, and already rather run down. It looks […]

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Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – part 2 of 4

By on May 25, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – part 2 of 4

In one section of the Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia is an orchid garden that was clearly originally set up as a ‘pay-to-enter’ venture as there was an abandoned ticket booth, however, sadly, the area has now been run down, there are no tickets to buy, and very few orchids grown. Below are photos […]

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Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – part 1 of 4

By on May 25, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia – part 1 of 4

Well, Hutan Bandar park in Johor Bahru was a bit of an odd find. I can’t believe I have lived in the area for over two years and only just found this place. It is also a bit, shall we say, weird. I am not sure what the park is trying to be – play […]

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