Wednesday, July 3, 2013


I met a friend and an ex-schoolmate, Mr. Mohd. Razib, last night and we went out for dinner. The place chosen was Senibong, a well-known spot for people who want to get seafood in Johor Bahru. We arrived after 10:00 p.m. and there were not many people as it was a weekday.

The last time I visited that place was like 4 years ago so there were some changes done and on a signboard, it is now claimed to be a tourist attraction kind of place. People who come here to eat were required to pay a parking fee of RM2.00 - it used to be free of charge before.

One of the reasons the place is famous could be of its strategic location. The seafood restaurants were located by the Straits of Tebrau, overlooking the northeast part of Singapore. Other than enjoying the food, people could also see the brightly lit part of the island from afar.

There were a few stalls right before the entrance of that place selling items which were not related either to food or to the sea.

You would find a number of seafood eating restaurants there so unless you are familiar with the place, it would not be easy to decide where to eat. There is a belief saying that we should always go to a restaurant where we could see a lot of people eating inside as it would be an indication the food there should be better than other nearby eating places. Nevertheless, we went against that and chose the one situated right the end of the long row of restaurants. The verdict: the food was good and I would not hesitate to recommend this place to other people who have the intention of going.

You do not have to ask for more when you were having conversation accompanied by good food served on the table.  There were two happier people in the world that night.

"Let food be thy medicine
and medicine be thy food"