Mutiara Johor Bahru Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Johor Bahru
... the first bus we could find and ended up in the middle of heehaw nowhere. Then, we spent an age trying to flag down a taxi and then when we eventually did, the driver was a bit loopy and spent the whole time telling us how funny he was and doing poor English accents. Le sigh.
WE got home, bedraggled and wet and went out for dinner downstairs at the local restaurant which of course served the famous, Tea Tarik. Since giving up sugar in my tea, I ...
After a really awesome sleep, we ambled onto the MTR and went to the Burgis Street market. We found this yummy little chain store donut and coffee place, where we got the essential espressos and a sneaky donut. It was glorious and naughty and we loved it. That set us up nicely for the rest of the morning.
Burgis Street is not really a market, more just a maze of streets under a building and filled with stalls. This was a great market mostly aimed at the locals ...
... Hotel for a quick swim, then tonight we do a Tri Shaw tour which takes through a tour of Chinatown, a meal in Chinatown then a trip down by the river and back to the Chinatown markets. Our Tri Shaw tour took us to a visit to Chinatown markets, visit to a calligrapher to receive a red fan with your name put on it in Chinese, Yum Cha dinner and Bum Boat ride down Singapore river. This is a must. A fantastic experience of the culture that exists here in Singapore. ...
... back to Sido's apartment. We had plans to check out Singapore's very own Gotham City tower, which Casper had mentioned the day before. We even managed to take a bus there, which was a first for me in Singapore.
The tower is actually called Parkview Square, and although it looks quite old, with its Art Deco Style, it was only completed in 2002. The little square in front of it had a very random collection of statues, including Rembrandt, Abraham Lincoln, Einstein, ...
... was mainly centred around food too ( as it often is in Singapore) Lovely breakfast of papaya, mangosteens and dragon fruit ( an interesting beetroot red flesh this time)
and then lunch at the student canteen of Ngee Ann Polytechnic, where Kathy used to teach before she retired. In the evening we met up with Ah Chu, a lovely lady who was my rock when I was a young Mum in Singapore, and took Kenji to her kampong on the back of her ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service