Why I went to Malaysia For a Good Hangout Session ?

Visiting Johor Malaysia For Movies and Food

Visiting Johor Malaysia For Movies and Food

Recently, I went for a short trip to the neighbour country, Johor, Malaysia, with my group of fun buddies to hang out.

We started our journey of crossing the border, and headed towards the City Square, well-known shopping centre, you can’t miss it if you’re coming in from Singapore.

We purchased tickets to watch Pacific Rim, by far the best robot movie I’ve ever watched truly , and we went to break fast at a nearby restaurant, Singgah Selalu.

Comparing the cost of the movie tickets prices here in Singapore and In Malaysia, I can say that it does make a difference.

The price of the ticket we went to watch over at City Square was about RM$8 which is about S$4, considering that a really good deal because I remember having to pay about S$7.50 here in my area.

We did stop by an arcade before the start of our movie, so like curious boys we went and release the inner kid in us.

After that whole scene, and the watching the movie, it was already past our break fast time. Didn’t expect the movie to end late, but that didn’t stop us from going our intended direction.

We decided to take a cab to Singgah Slalu Restaurant which took about 10 mins from where we were, and the cab charge was a decent RM$8-12(one way) , depending on how the driver chooses to go, it was still okay because we shared it amongst ourselves.

Singgah Selalu Restaurant

Singgah Selalu Restaurant

I had the chance to savour the Singgah Selalu Fried Rice, a Teh O’ Limau and Roti John that adds up to only about $RM 15, which if I convert to SGD currency roughly about S$7.That’s actually a pretty good food deal. We were all so full by the time we finish. It was my first time trying out the Black Pepper deer meat and it tasted really good.

We spent about RM$90 altogether which we divide together equally, because we’re happy with sharing our food.

More photos from the day.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

If there was something that I can say about the day it would be

  1. It was worth the money ( I had only $30 with me and spent $20 in altogether for movies, food and more food to bring back home with )
  2. It was good fun. (It feels great to just chill back, relax and enjoy a good dinner with friends)

In overall, I recommend you to try this doing this with your own group of friends.

What do you think of this? Have you done something similar?

 

Enhanced by Zemanta
Advertisements

Nasi Lemak Kukus at Upper Thomson Road | Openrice Invitation

There’s time to play, time to work, there’s also a time to eat delicious food.

I got an invitation to attend a food tasting event by OpenRice which was a first for me.

Upon reaching Nasi Lemak Kukus located at 908 Upper Thomson Road , i was greeted by Mr Calvin and asked to join in with the rest on the front table specially reserved for the session. It was yet again another pleasure to meet up with new bloggers in the expand my connection in the blogosphere.

Openrice SG goodie bag pictures

The start of the event was followed with a introduction to the event and getting to know one another, and what is our favourite food.

 Hi, My name is Nasri, and I’m  an ‘anything under the sun’ blogger. My favourite food is Nasi Ayam (Chicken Rice)

yeah uhmmm okay…that’s what i said (very brief) 😛 ,partly because I was shy, and i didn’t know what to say, but hey i actually found other bloggers introduction even more interesting that mine. 😀

Mr Calvin himself, has a taste for pasta, and italian food,he talks about perfecting its exquisite taste during the session.  Another blogger likes Ban Mian, she could eat that for the rest of her life and WOW there’s so much more to the discussion of food when it comes to their favourite.

I also met Lina, a really amazing halal food blogger, who does a lot of reviews on halal food , and Rena who runs a lifestyle blog.

As the sun starts to set as the sound of the Mahgrib prayers starts to play on the radio, it was time to eat.

Nasi Lemak Kukus Upper ThomsonNasi Lemak Kukus Upper ThomsonNasi Lemak Kukus Upper Thomson picture

Varieties

The variety of dishes that was served was like ordering Nasi Padang, or something similar our Singapore’s coffeeshop stall. Then there’s also a burger stall, and the Nasi Lemak corner section. Indulge in your favorite food, or try something new altogether

Things to try

  • Nasi Lemak – The rice is cooked in a traditonal way of steaming the rice, so that the fragrant is seeped into the grains of rice. A longer method, but definitely nicer. It tastes chewy yet its not sticky.
  • Specialty Rendang – nice gravy
  • Nasi Lemak sweet sambal chilli
  • Power Burger (*yet to try)
  • Vietnamese Drip Coffee*

The Vietnamese Drip Coffee, is a specialty in Nasi Lemak Kukus, there’s a cup covered with a pot on top that filters the coffee, and the it basically drips into the cup filled with a milk.

Here’s a video i took.

Price

The price of the food is reasonable. My best advice is to go for the food you want to taste, an average meal can be about $7-10. Rice is also free flow.

Nasi Lemak Kukus Ala Carte Menu picture

People

Coming there feels like you’re a part of the small but happening family. The staffs were so friendly, and they made me feel like home, with the way they interact. I managed to take photos with the staffs there, and they were all such fun people to talk and laugh with

Nasi Lemak Kukus Staff singapore Open Rice Nasi Lemak Kukus Food Tasting Session Nasi Lemak Kukus Staff Power Burger

If you like to go to have dinner at Nasi Lemak Kukus, the address is,

Nasi Lemak Kukus
908 Upper Thomson Road
787111

Other bloggers and helpful related links

Nasi Lemak Kukus Openrice
Nasi Lemak Kukus Facebook
OpenriceSG
Lina Halal food blogger from WorldHalalQuest
Rena from Revamp Spunky Rena
Calvin Timo from CalvinTimo.com

I’d like to thanks Open Rice for inviting me to the event and also Nasi Lemak Kukus for the delicious food.

Have you tried the food before? Any good recommendations to Singapore food? Share it with me on the comments! 🙂

Welcome to the Punch Movie Review | Omy.Sg Invitation

The recent invitation that i watched was Welcome to the Punch. I managed to watch it with a +1 over at Shaw Preview theater on the 15th July 2013.

Welcome to the Punch poster

Directed byEran Creevy
Wrriten byEran Creevy
StarringJames McAvoyMark StrongAndrea Riseborough
Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Crime
Rating: NC16 (Violence and Coarse Language)
Runtime: 99 minutes

Sypnosis of the movie event :

Ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives his nemesis, detective Max Lewinsky, one last chance to catch the man he’s always been after. (IMDB)

welcome-to-the-punch_livingroom

welcome to the punch picture

welcome to the punch picture~~

Thoughts of the Movie :

The action in the movie is definitely a nice watch. Crime movies with gun-shots, is a definite. Imagine flying bullets, flying people, and that noisy ruggedness coming from a gun’s firepower.

The storyline was a good revenge for revenge plot. It has a clever act of sarcastic humor for an action crime movie, which is quite noticeable.

My +1 and I thought that it would have been better if the film had subtitles due to their actor’s thick accents, which actually got me lost at some scenes. It felt like there was much being said in the movie through conversations, that leads to good fast-paced action scenes later.

I’d also like to focus James Mcavoy comeback to the action crime movie and say that it was good return. His previous acting in movie called Trance, that involves him being part of  a crime syndicate who eventually loss his memory and try to regain back his memory was filled with more better storyline and this new movie’s not so bad.

Just to recap, He also played as the young Professor Charles Xavier in the movie X-men : First Class. Definitely a different image to the scene, but a good movie too.

Life lessons from the movie: 

  • Family values
  • Perseverance
  • A willingness to accept despite differences.

That being said, if you like a good action movie packed with gun shots, and man firing at each other, then I can say it would be a nice to watch for you.

Catch ‘Welcome to the Punch’ coming to Shaw Theaters on the 18th July 2013.

I’ll like to take the opportunity to thank OMY.SG for inviting me to the event.

Cheers!

Enhanced by Zemanta

Arthur Newman Movie Review | Omy.sg Invitation

Image

I was recently invited for a movie preview for Arthur Newman at the Shaw Preview Theater, thanks to OMY.SG.

Arthur-Newman-POSTER (1)

Introduction: 

Directed by : Dante Ariola
Written by :Becky Johnston
Starring: Academy Award® Winner Colin Firth and also Golden Globe® Winner Emily Blunt
Genre : Comedy/Drama
Runtime :101 mins
Rated : R in US , M18 in Singapore

Sypnosis:

Wallace Avery, decides to have a second chance in life, leaving his wife and disconnected son behind, for a new life as Arthur Newman. Along the way through pursuing his new life, he found another girl who’s also trying to leave her past behind.

~~

Thoughts and Opinions:

I admit, sometimes I wish I had another person’s life, living another man’s amazing dream. The world’s best is out there, why can’t I be one of them?

Get someone’s else life they said, but really how will it all work out? This would be the reason why I’ve wanted to watch Arthur Newman.

Continue reading

Star Trek Into Darkness Movie Review

startrek2poster-jpg_155636

This is the first movie review I’ve done so I  will try to give my honest opinion about the movie and do my best to review it.

Star Trek Into Darkness movie was released on the 16th May 2013, USA.

The Director J.J Abrams, is also known for producing movies such as Lost, Super 8 and also Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible 3.

Star Trek Into Darkness is a Action/Adventure and Sci-Fi Genre, and 132 mins duration movie.

The main cast includes actors and actresses such as  Chris PineZachary QuintoZoe Saldana.

Short Brief of the Story goes like :
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

 

~~

I went to watch the previous Star Trek Movie, that featured Kirk, being the guy with not so much responsibility, and compared it to Captain Kirk now, and the way i see it, the process and change was immensely deep. Even with his ‘stubborn’ attitude towards the crew and the federation about following protocols, he did make a huge impact in bringing the responsibility out in the end.

*Might have spoilers* 

Kirk and Spock

The Kirk and Spock bromance-  is one of the highlights, that I think, creates a deep  cloud of feeling surrounding the whole movie experience. It seems like the movie was meant to be about both of them and how they experience their journey in life.

I also like the fact that they brought Klingons back because they had it in the first movie.

There was also a twist. A character playing a ‘superhuman strength’ so called warrior designed to create even more better ideas that its own creator. I can’t decide at the first place to whether he was the good side or bad side, but after slowly knowing the truth about what happen in the movie, it was a brilliant act to have include him in the story because he made it interesting.

More ships, more technological advances, and really amazing graphics. Somehow while watching the show, it made me self-believe that this was what it’s going to be like in the future, or when I’m gone. 🙂

I personally enjoyed it because I  feel like the story sticked through the first movie, considering if you watched it, with even more action, a good storyline, more humour, more tears involved ( i hope its not onions they used) and definitely more feelings that was going around and about in the movie, especially between Spock, Uhura and Kirk.

Guess who cried?

Spock and Uhura