Thursday, June 27, 2019

Rock Climbing at Rocky Basecamp @ Tebrau City [JB}

Rock Climbing is a fun, physical activity that is suitable for all ages. In fact, I think the younger the children are exposed to the sport, the better, as my teens who used to enjoy the activity when they were younger, are now fearful of heights and falls as they get older and tend to shun away from the climb.

Located in AEON Tebrau City, Rocky Basecamp is one of the first indoor climbing centre in Malaysia. It has speed wall, lead wall measuring 15 meters and fun walls which are about 10 meters high!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Our Baking Projects @ Love Fun Baking House (Taman Mount Austin) [JB]

Back in December 2016, we noticed a baking house at a corner unit among the row of shop houses in Taman Mount Austin. Thankfully we entered the shop and fall in love with the DIY baking activity! Since then, we have become frequent customers and from patrons we become friends and we always feel at home going back to visit.

A simple baking project can start from RM30 and children as well as adults can join in! You do not need to have any baking experience as step by step instructions will be provided and help or guidance from the staff is always available. Plus, you get to bring home what you have baked! A family friendly activity NOT TO BE MISSED!

Since our first visit, we have went back countless times and spending hours baking and enjoying the fruits of our labour. This is also one of the most effective way for our kiddos to be away from their mobile device and focus on baking. Each time, the children feel more confident and now they are very independent and are better at reading and following the instructions. The end product also taste as good as it looks!

Here are some of the baking projects they have been into so far. 

June 2017

Hokkaido Cupcake - RM55

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Desaru Ostrich Farm @ Kota Tinggi [Johor]

We visited Desaru Ostrich Farm back when Denver was just a little boy. It was also our first road trip to Malaysia without GPS. As our children gradually grown up, we have been back to the Ostrich Farm a couple of times with the latest about 2 years ago.

Located in the southern part of Johor, Desaru Ostrich Farm is the largest ostrich farm in Malaysia with over 200 ostriches.  You can see young baby chicks to adult full size ostriches here.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Austin Park Hotel @ Taman Mount Austin [JB]

More restaurants, cafe and entertainment are setting their grounds in Taman Mount Austin and it is no surprise to see lots of activities and more crowd within the district till late night. Driving through or finding a car park lot on weekend nights is also a challenge as many drove down to chill, relax or catch up with friends here after work.

Hence, we are seeing more homestay and hotels are coming up in the area. You be surprised that during peak period, rooms get taken up very fast even though Taman Mount Austin is not located in the city center.

Austin Park Hotel has been in operation for sometime now and recently we checked-in into the hotel as our usual preferred accommodation was FULLY BOOKED!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Flowers in the Window @ Jalan Dhoby [JB]

Flowers in the Window is a rare jem in the hearts of Johor Bahru. Not only does it serves awesome delicious food, it is also a very instagrammable garden themed cafe. Upon stepping in, you feel like being brought into a secret garden. There are plants and floral everywhere! On the table/counter tops, on the walls, and even hanging from the ceiling.

Located along the streets of Jalan Dhoby (walking distance from Tan Hiok Nee), this is definitely one of my favourite cafe. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Fruit Basket Delivery in Singapore, Where to Get the Best Service

Fruit baskets are your best gift to convey or express your heartfelt greetings to someone very special. Sending your loved ones with Flower Delivery Singapore of fruit baskets on their special day will surely turn the occasion and event more memorable. With professional Florist on your side, you will be able to find the right assortments of fresh fruits to deliver to the address on special days. For your gifts of fruit basket, here is a list of the florists in Singapore where you can get the best service:

Friday, June 14, 2019

Children's Festival features Disney & Pixar's Toy Story 4 @ Gardens by the Bay

Children's Festival 2019 is BACK at Gardens by the Bay this June School Holidays! This year, the troop from Toy Story is stationing themselves at the Supertree Grove from 15 - 30 June 2019 to welcome children in for a fun-filled day at the gardens!

Supertree Grove has transformed into a colourful carnival with family-friendly games and activities, inspired by Buzz, Woody and the gang in an all-new Toy Story Adventure! I always enjoyed watching Toy Story and it feels like I have grown with the movie. Hence, am looking forward to Toy Story 4... but before that, let's check out what we can look forward to at the carnival!


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Mall - Mid-Valley Southkey: How to get to JB Newest Shopping Mall

More shopping malls are opening in Johor Bahru with The Mall, Mid-Valley Southkey being the newest and largest to join in the competition. Last month we checked out R&F Mall and were disappointed as about 90% of the retail space is still empty. Thankfully, Mid-Valley Southkey has about than 60-70% of the shop space operating and we actually spent the entire morning exploring the shopping mall even though 3rd and 3rd floor Mezzanine are still under renovation works. Based on the looks of it, it seems we do not need to wait too long before the top floors are open.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Kiztopia - Singapore's Largest Indoor Edutainment Playground @ Marina Square

[Media Invite]

Kiztopia - Singapore's largest edutainment indoor playground is opening in Marina Square on 15 June 2019. This June Holiday promises to be a fun and exciting one as the brand-new utopia aims to ignite your child’s creativity, let them learn important skills, and most importantly, have hours of fun!

Comprising of 18-themed zones with distinct learning objectives, Kiztopia allows children aged 12 years and below to learn through play in an immersive and creative space. From an indoor driving school, role play rooms, Augmented Reality (AR) play zones with arts and sports content, trampoline, ninja course, bouncy castles and slides. Remember to check out the 11 original IP characters with their own distinctive personality!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Guo Ma Taiwanese Steamboat Buffet (锅妈台式火鍋) @ Taman Mount Austin

Guo Ma Taiwanese Steamboat (锅妈台式火鍋) is a familiar name among the locals and many come in groups and go for their steamboat buffet. Hence, it is EXTREMELY HARD to get seats. To date, we only got lucky once among all the times we passed by the restaurant. Suggest that you make a reservation first prior to visiting to avoid disappointment.

Guo Ma offers authentic Taiwanese style steamboat and it has outlets in Taman Mount Austin, Kulai and the latest at Kenith Mall (In front of Komtar JBCC)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Which Cinemas to go for Movies in Johor Bahru

Whenever we travel to Johor Bahru, one of the Top Activity we love to do is to catch a movie. There are different cinema operators in JB and our top favourites are TGV Cinemas (AEON Tebrau City), MBO Cinemas (KSL City, AEON Bandar Dato Oon) and Golden Screen Cinema (Paradigm Mall).

What attracted us to be more frequent movie goers in Johor Bahru? Definitely the cheaper ticket price, and variety of cinema theaters. Apart from the usual 2D, 3D digital halls, Beanie and 4D theaters are also available to give viewers comfort and a multi-sensory experience!

MBO Cinemas

MBO KSL City Level 2, L2-128, KSL City, 33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250, Johor Bahru

MBO Banda Dato' Oon
S-CN1, Second floor, Aeon Bandar Dato Onn, No 3 Jln Dato Onn, Bandar Dato Onn 800000 Johor Bahru

Our first cinematic experience probably began with MBO Cinemas at KSL City. We also got our first MBO Allstar movie membership card there where we can earn star points for every dollar spend and redeem free movie tickets. Free movie tickets are also given on our birthday months and registration is completely free with no monthly or annual fee. Ticket price can start from as low as RM9.

Just a week ago, MBO Cinemas has opened in AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Oon with Big Screen theater, first ever MX4D in Johor Bahru and family-friendly Kecil! I forsee this will also be one of our favourite cinema to visit apart from TGV.

MBO Cinemas - AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Oon

Monday, June 3, 2019

Chef Recipe @ Taman Mount Austin [JB]

Chef Recipe might be a familiar name to many as they have outlets across Singapore (Sengkang, Yishun, Bishan, Bukit Batok and Tampines) offering delectable western cuisine to the heartlanders at a modest price.

Now Singapore's reputable fusion restaurant has arrived in Johor Bahru with it's second outlet  officially opening in Taman Mount Austin on 6th June after successfully first setting its ground in Taman Setia Indah late last year!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

October Japanese Cuisine (十月日本料理) @ JP Perdana [JB]

It was an impromptu visit to October Japanese Cuisine as we drove along JP Perdana. Have past by this area multiple times and there are a few restaurants that is worth stopping by. Flame's Kitchen, Cheotnun Korean dessert cafe are also located along the same stretch as well. Parking is available in the open area behind the restaurant.