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Archive for February, 2014


Bar.Racuda

To all lovers of spicy food, I have good news for you. Bar.Racuda Restaurant & Bar, as far as I am aware, is the only restaurant in Greentown Avenue that serves authentic spicy Indian curries that have 'oomph' in them and, for a change, are not salty. Even better news, for an air-conditioned restaurant, prices are ... continue reading »

Malaysia India Cultural and Tourism Friendship Day

Greentown Indian Cultural Society Ipoh hosted the Malaysia-India Cultural & Tourism Day on Sunday, to welcome the High Commissioner of India to Malaysia, His Excellency T.S. Tirumurti, his deputy, His Excellency Acquino Vimal and the First Secretary, Mr. Ramachandran, to Perak. The entourage from the Indian High Commission visited Perak, the first Malaysian state to visit ... continue reading »

Kota Iskandar, Nusajaya

Feb 26, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Kota Iskandar Johor

Kota Iskandar is Johor's 13th administrative centre. Set in a land area of 320 acres, the buildings here spot two distinctive architecture styles, Moorish-Andalusia and Johor Malay. Johor, by the way, derived its name from the Arabic word for 'diamond'. The State Legislative Assembly Hall, or known in Johor as the State Parliament, in Bangunan Sultan ... continue reading »

eco-tourism UTM Johor

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor Bahru campus is no longer just an institute of higher learning. For the past few years, the university management has been promoting UTM as an eco-tourism destination. I'd say their efforts have been rather successful as the campus has received thousands of visitors to date. With a total land size of ... continue reading »

JOHO Concept Store

Feb 24, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Shopping, Travel
JOHO Concept Store

This quaint little house turned show gallery is actually also the retail store of Johor's artist community who goes by the brand, JOHO, the slang for Johor. I understand that the conception of P.O.R.T. in Ipoh was inspired by JOHO, with the common belief that artists have to help themselves by creating a platform to promote ... continue reading »

Johor Premium Outlets (JPO)

Feb 23, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Shopping, Travel
Johor Premium Outlets

Brand-conscious fashionistas would have already shopped at Johor Premium Outlets, a shopper's paradise in Kulaijaya, Johor, currently with a total of 120 brand name outlets, spanning over 100,000 square feet. Opened since 2011, the phase two of JPO was launched on Nov 15, with an additional of 40 outlets, from the 80 outlets in the first ... continue reading »

Bayu Marina Resort Johor Bahru

Only 17 months old, this resort, a short drive from Renaissance Johor Bahru, is actually an investment property, where some owners lease their units to the hotel for a guaranteed annual return. Hence, besides being a resort, it is also a hotel and residence. There are a total of 193 units of suites, consisting of studio, ... continue reading »

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