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.

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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?

 

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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! 🙂