Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Cafe in Johor Bahru - Dusk by Mok Mok (Taman Pelangi)

Dusk by Mok Mok is located in Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru. Hubby and I were waiting for the Pasar Malam (Night Market) which operates on every Tuesday afternoon to open, and we stumbled upon the Cafe by chance. The hammock and decor at the shop front attracted our attention which led us to a pleasant find.

Stepping into the Bohemian-style decorated cafe, we were captivated by the ambiance and furnishing. Every corner feels welcoming and comfortable. A wonderful place to chill and relax - plus good spot for photo taking.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Roast & Coffee - Retro Garden 1968's (Tan Hiok Nee) : Eat In Johor Bahru

Ever since the borders opened and we can start travelling into Johor Bahru, we are back to food hunting! We have passed by Roast & Coffee - Retro Garden a couple of times when we were at Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and their other outlet at Eco Palladium. Finally got the opportunity to sit in for breakfast on our recent trip as we were either too early or it was too crowded.

Roast & Coffee started with a small noodle stall and now it is a modernized kopitiam serving a variety of Nanyang Cuisine and local delights. There are variety of interesting items on their menu and one of them is Coconut Ho Kar Sai - Rich cocoa blended with aroma of coffee and splash of coconut fragrance. 

Monday, October 10, 2022

Where to stay in Sekinchan - Padi Box Homes & Cafe

Pre-covid Travel Post

We knew we wanted to spend a night at Sekinchan and Padi Box strikes out as our top choice because of availability, cost and experience.


Located in Sekinchan about 95km for Kuala Lumpur City Center, it took us about 1.5 hours to reach by car. We called a Grab from our homestay in KL to take us to Sekinchan - Cost: RM160

Padi Box

Padi Box is made up of bright & colourful freight containers situated amongst the paddy fields. Bicycle rentals, activities and tours (Sky Mirror, Fireflies & Eagle Feeding etc) are available for booking through Padi Box as well. Check out their website for more information and booking in advance to avoid disappointment.  

A modest homestay that is not fancy and down to earth. A short getaway from the crowd and noise from the buzzling city, Waking up to the scent of the grass, sounds of nature and welcomed by blue sky and green fields. 

Monday, October 3, 2022

Malaysia Family Trip - Day 1 (Singapore to Kuala Lumpur)

This is a pre-Covid trip that our family had in Dec 2019. Information may have changed but we will like to document our journey down for memories.


Day 1 (Singapore - Kuala Lumpur)

Bus Coach (SG to KL) - Breakfast @ RedDrip Baking Café (closed) - Batu Caves - Nasi Lemak Lunch @ Village Park Restaurant - Homestay (The Robertson) - Berjaya Times Square

We took a night ride from Singapore (~1130pm) and reached Kuala Lumpur - Berjaya Times Square in the early morning (before 5am)

11pm - Singapore

There are pros and cons on taking night rides. It is more time saving if we travel through the night but we had to deal with waiting upon arriving early. Thankfully, there is a breakfast spot nearby and we had an early breakfast at Hometown Hainan Bread & Egg while waiting for time to pass.