Wednesday, January 31, 2018


I was at this Thai Food Fest held at U-Mall Taman Pulai Utama, without any prior plan. I saw some people posting about this event and decided to have a look during the angklung practice break in the afternoon.

There were may stalls, selling all kinds of food and drinks - and a few stalls were actually selling the same food items.

Look at what I got today:
(1) Fried Maggi (instant noodle) RM5 - fried in soy sauce without any vegetable, chicken, meat or seafood. Not spicy at all. *sad*
(2) Cococnut Shake RM5 - the size is big but there was more blended ice than coconut water. *double sadness*
(3) Mango with sticky rice and coconut milk RM7 - fortunately this dessert was alright, done like the way it should.

I will have definitely to return to Thailand for its halal food one of these days.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


16th OCTOBER 2017 ~ This was the only shopping mall visited during my stay in Makassar. We stopped here as it was still too early to get to the airport. I was hoping to grab something from here to bring home i.e. a batik shirt. Unfortunately, I found the shirts I liked was quite pricey and I could one at a lower price in other place like Bandung. Now, when will I go to Bandung again?

I only walked around on the ground floor of the modern mall. This could be an option for visitors to shop if they are in town. I am not sure of other malls around the place.

Monday, January 29, 2018


If you like fish, and other seafood, Makassar is the place to go. I still had time to get my last meal in Makassar before being sent to the airport by the driver. Lae Lae Restaurant is located at the city centre, not far from the hotel.

There were two types of fish chosen to be grilled and the other side dishes were a plateful of fried vegetable and the compulsory grilled chili and young mango strips.

I wouldn't mind coming back to Makassar, just to try more of its food. Any followers?

Sunday, January 28, 2018


16TH DECEMBER 2017 ~ Makassar is not (yet) a tourist's attraction spot like Bandung or Jogjakarta so to get souvenirs there is not that easy. There is one spot in the city, at Somba Opu Shopping Street, where visitors could find souvenir shops.

If you have been to other cities in Indonesia, you will find the items on sale are almost similar. If you are trying to get cheaper souvenir items like key chains, better buy them at Bantimurung National Park for better prices.

Saturday, January 27, 2018


I decided to start my own hometown's gastronomic adventure, as if I go and eat out that frequent. This should at least help some people if they are looking for eating places around Johor Bahru. I only know a few places that I could recommend - places that I myself like to go and food I find delicious. I am not that adventurous when it comes to food hunting.

A few colleagues from school wanted to get lunch after the school activity in the morning. This should be one of their favourite places for lunch. Here, you have only two choices for food - either Nasi Mak Wok (Mak Wok's Rice) or Nasi Kerabu (the rice that is coloured blue). Everybody had nasi Mak Wok and for drinks we chose milk tea and green tea, both with lots of bubbles. 

The rice was wrapped in a piece of paper. The quantity was a lot and there were small pieces of crispy chicken meat fried with tamarind and the curry gravy was already poured into the rice. There was no vegetable at all, surprisingly but the taste was good.

Definitely a good place to spoil one's diet for the day but the food and drinks were delicious. This could be proven by the crowd filling the empty seats at that time. I would try Nasi Kerabu next time.

The restaurant will soon move to its new shop three doors away in the same building. Adscorner's Restaurant is located at the new shop houses at Kebun Teh, near to crossroads of Johor Bahru Fire Station.