Thistle Johor Bahru
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After a bit of a plumbing problem from the room above, we were moved to a huge room with a great view, staff here fab. Food good too. Took a taxi to see local Abu Bakar Mosque, but couldn't go in due to Ramadan, so decided to walk to the next place! Turned out to be quite a way in the heat, but we made it into town and enjoyed a cool drink and the …
Yesterday we heard fro a man at the airport about the Malaysian Air disaster, how terrible for those families. We had planned to have dinner I the hotel, but after a late afternoon snack we found we were enveloped by a wonderful king sized bed where we awoke at midnight, changed and went back for more deep sleep. Woke at 7ish, thank God for …
... hundreds of years, Chinese men spent long periods of time away from their homes. This invariably led to many of them settling with local Malay or Indonesian women and having children. Similarly there were also marriages with Indonesian, Indian and Arab men. A new ethnic group was thus created – the Peranakans.
*SG has already visited the Baba Nyonya Heritage museum in Malaka. The Singapore museum is better, except that it is not housed in a genuine ...
... to Chinatown to have a late dinner (eating at Marina Bay area would be way too expensive). Once back in Chinatown I headed to an old favourite on Pagoda Street which I have eaten at in the past and know for a fact they would be open still for dinner. After eating a very spicy chicken dish I was approached by these 2 guys sitting behind me asking if I spoke Chinese. Turns out they were both roommate's, one being from ...
... over the ground and its facilities. Only 8 years old, the local climate had taken its toll on the buildings, but it was good setup with a open air pavillion and air-conditioned change rooms. Very comfortable, only the rat running through the kitchen sullied first impressions.
The ground itself was superb, large, well grassed and level with a nine wicket centre square. The pitch itself was grassless, near white hard clay.