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Woodfire Burgers: Savour the Hype at Malaysia’s Top Burger Spot!

On our way back to the hotel after visiting Desaru Mini Zoo, we decided to stop by Woodfire Burgers for lunch. We got there right at 2:30 pm, only to find out they were closed for a break and wouldn’t take orders until 4:30 pm. The place was packed when we arrived. It was disappointing […]

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Desaru Mini Zoo: A Must-Visit Spot for Animal Lovers

After breakfast at our hotel, we headed to the Desaru Mini Zoo, which is the top-rated attraction in Desaru on Google. It’s easy to see why—my husband and I had a blast! Keep reading to see what you can expect at the zoo. Oh, and the Desaru Mini Zoo is pretty close to Super Lobster […]

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Super Lobster Village 龍皇海鲜村 in Johor

After having desserts and drinks at Yard & Co, we made our way to Super Lobster Village, a popular seafood restaurant that locals and tourists, especially Singaporeans, rave about. We were following Google Maps, but one of the main roads was blocked, so we had to take a different route. This alternate route took us […]

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Yard & Co: A Seaside Café Gem in Johor

During our stay at The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, we decided to rent a car to explore the area and embark on a few mini trips. Our first destination was Yard & Co, a spot that’s been highly trending on social media. Our curiosity was piqued not only by the online buzz but also by […]

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The Westin Desaru Coast Resort: A Perfect Weekend Getaway

Never thought I’d actually come back to Desaru after more than thirty years—what a blast from the past! I first visited with my family when I was around 7 or 8 years old. Back in the 80s, Desaru and Kota Tinggi were hot spots for holidaymakers. I don’t remember much from those trips except for […]

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Weekend Wanderlust: The Best Short Trips from Singapore

Hello, fellow wanderers! Are you ready to embark on unforgettable adventures just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Singapore? In this exciting guide, we’re going to unveil the absolute best short trips from Singapore, allowing you to explore incredible destinations without venturing too far from the Lion City. Get ready to immerse yourself […]

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18 Must-Try Food in Penang for the Ultimate Foodie Adventure!

Food is an awesome way to delve into the culture and cuisine of a city. And when it comes to Penang, Malaysia, food becomes a way of life. This vibrant city is an absolute heaven for foodies, offering a wide array of diverse and delicious food options. If you’re a food lover, Penang is a […]

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Top Things To Do in Penang – A Travel Guide for Visitors

Penang is a city rich with history, culture and natural beauty. It’s also known to be one of the best holiday destinations in Malaysia. From its colonial-era architecture to its vibrant nightlife scene, there’s something for everyone here. If you’re visiting Penang on vacation or looking for somewhere new to visit while travelling around Southeast […]

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Salahuddin Bakery – Bengali Curry Puffs, Old-School Breads & Buns

If you love old school treats like the banana cakes and coconut buns from Hiap Joo Bakery, you may also want to check out Salahuddin Bakery while in Johor Bahru. Salahuddin Bakery is located on Jalan Dhoby, which is about a 2-minute walk away from Hiap Joo, right on the next street. If you don’t […]

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Hiap Joo Bakery – Still The Best Banana Cake I’ve Ever Had

Having tried many banana cakes in Singapore and elsewhere, I just couldn’t find anything close to the banana cakes from Hiap Joo Bakery in Johor Bahru. Their banana cakes really reminded me of my childhood in the 1980s. My late granny and I loved banana cakes a lot then and they were readily available at […]

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Ban Heang | What To Buy In Penang

Besides the pastries from Ghee Hiang which would make great food souvenirs from Penang, you can also check out the array of Malaysian food products and snacks from Ban Heang. Ban Heang sells tau sar piah, beh teh saw and the like too but for such pastries, I think Ghee Hiang does them better since […]

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Ghee Hiang Bakery | What To Buy In Penang

One of my favourite things to buy when in Penang would be the tau sar piah (豆沙饼) from Ghee Hiang Bakery. I must say their tau sau piah is one of the best I’ve ever had. It’s a taste of tradition yet their pastries are made very giftable with proper box packaging. Prices are reasonable […]

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Pulau Tikus Hawker Centre – Wide selection of lok lok skewers!

On our last night in Penang, we went to Pulau Tikus Hawker Centre for our last supper. One week in Penang just flew by in an instant! I’m so going to miss all these good food we had. And of course, thank you to my readers for following me on my Penang food journey for […]

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Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng – Damn nice mee goreng with wok hei

This Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng is something that I deeply miss and constantly crave for after every trip to Penang. I’m not kidding but ever since trying their mee goreng, I’ve not been able to enjoy a regular plate of mee goreng back home in Singapore. Because there’s nothing quite like Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng, […]

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Hot Bowl White Curry Mee | One of the best curry mee in Penang

After spending the morning at Penang Hill where we enjoyed a cool respite from the hot weather, we headed to Hot Bowl White Curry Mee @ Jalan Rangoon for lunch. Yes, you read it right. It is white curry mee, which is a unique dish that Penang has. We were here at peak lunch time […]

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Penang Hill – Enjoy panoramic views and the cool climate

Time always seems to pass by in a flash whenever we are travelling, doesn’t it? Without realizing, we were already into the second last day of our Penang trip. We wanted to do something relaxing with a bit of sight-seeing and hence we headed to Penang Hill. A Grab ride from G Hotel Kelawai (where […]

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