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Staycation at The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru

Finally, we had a weekend off for ourselves after all our endless work.  I planned a surprise staycation for him at The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru.


The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru is conveniently located on heritage row of Jalan Trus, just a few minutes away from City Square Johor Bahru as well as the Jalan Tan Hiok Nee Culture street where you can do your cafe hopping. The Johor Bahru Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) at the causeway to Singapore are also within walking distance.

I booked a 2D1N staycation at their dulex room on the Executive floor with breakfast at for $122.44.   Continue Reading


Cafehopping in Johor Bahru

After the short food trail I had previously at Taman Sentosa, I had been looking forward to my next food adventure in Johor Bahru.

Cafes had been sprouting out almost everywhere in Johor over these past few years. Singaporean had also starting to move into Johor to do their cafe hopping.

Thanks to Jia Hui from FaithJoyHope and Hazel from HazelDiary for planning the cafe hopping session.

Most of the cafes are located at.

First Stop : The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen

The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen had recently open for business in May 2015. This is the second establishment from the team of Faculty of Caffeine! The founder created the cafe with  the     ”Bed and Breakfast” concept for people to enjoy good food and lodge while they are in Johor.

You can easily spot The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen from its white washed walls.


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Short Food Trail at Taman Sentosa, Johor Bahru

Most of the time when me and boyfriend travel to Johor Bahru, we will usually shop and dine in City Square.

We seldom venture out to other parts of Johor Bahru as we are not really familiar with Johor Bahru.

Thanks to boyfriend’s friend who planned and brought us for the short food trail at Taman Sentosa,Johor Bahru.

First Stop : Shoon Huat Bak Kut Teh


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Food, Lifestyle, Travelogue

2D1N Valentine’s Day Getaway in Johor City Square

People may envy me that I am working in my boyfriend’s company which I may be able to have my own freedom of time.However, behind the scenes we usually stay in office to work till super late and burn our weekends off.

Most of our time spent together is either working in office or working at home.

This year is our third Valentine’s Day together. I started planning for our Valentine’s Day almost a week in advance.

“Valentine’s  Day Staycation, Valentine’s Day Dinner, Valentine’s Day Oversea Getaway” etc etc. I thought of every single activities that a couple would do together for Valentine’s Day.

In the end, we decided on a 2D1N Getaway in Johor, Malaysia. Away from the crowded Singapore where it so hard to get a place to dine without reervation and where everything were marked up for this day.Other then celebrating Valentine’s Day, this was also a getaway trip for us to rest.

It’s Valentine’s Day, how can I not prepare present for my beloved boyfriend.

Before heading to Johor, I made one of his favorite snack, Muah Chee. Did not expect that the dough came up to be in heart shaped. Perfect for the Valentine Day.





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2D1N JB Getaway wif hubby~❤

Finally, I get my Johor Getaway. Even thought, it was a short 2D1N getaway, I am still happy and excited. I get to spent 2 full days with my boyfriend without any disturbance and stress from school and work. However, this getaway wasn’t very perfect as I am having very bad eye infection.But I still enjoyed my very fattening getaway.

First stop, when we reach City Square. We headed to our favorite cafe, Papa rich to satisfied our crave for steam chicken.

Honey Lemon
RM 6.90

Fruit Juice
RM 9.90

Steam chicken with Ipoh hor fun soup
RM 11.90

This my favorite. I had been craving for it for since after my last visit to City Square. The chicken was super tender and juicy. The Ipoh hor fun soup is delicious too. It is a definite must-try in Papa rich.

Steam chicken with curry noodle
RM 11.90

Another combination of the steam chicken.

Luo Mai Kai
RM 5.80

Steam Otak
RM 6.90

Food : ❤❤❤❤
Service :❤❤❤
Price : RM 58.20 ($23.2)
Overall Rating : ❤❤❤❤

After a wonderful lunch, is time for shopping !!

CNY deco on central stage

View from level 3

Action City was filled with Valentine’s Day feel. Lots of gift ideas..

Soft toy and chocolate bouquets

Cartoon candy boxes

Any chocolate for you ?

Hello kitty wafer stick

Teddy bears

Cute Line character found in Action city.

City Square is still currently under renovation but there alot of new shops and F&B outlet.

Famous Amos

Tang Shifu

Bean Talk

51 Soya bean in City Square too

Korean BBQ restaurant


Time for desert !! We decided to try this new desert cafe.

Toufu pudding with peanut
RM 5

This is super yummy. The toufu pudding which is our 豆花 is super smooth and soft. The peanut was yummy too. The serving is generous, just nice for me and my boyfriend to share.

Pearl Milk Red Tea

It super milky.. YUM YUM

Food : 
Service :❤❤❤❤
Price : RM10.90 ($4.35)
Overall Rating : 

After good food and shopping. Next up, Sleep !!! That life (: 

We will be spending our night at Puteri Pacific Hotel. It is around 5 to 10 minutes walk from City square. The hotel is currently under renovation but there not much noise during our stay. 

Checking in

We book the princess deluxe room. I am very happy with the room, is cosy and spacious.

       Room View

Another angle


Mini bar with wardrobe


3 sided mirror


Study table


Room lighting and aircon control

View from room

After checking in to our room. We roam around the hotel. Here some of the facilities :

Swimming pool

After our rest. It started raining. Instead of proceeding to KSL for dinner and shopping. We decided to spent the rest of the day in City Square.

Chinese new year goodies shopping at City Square.


Seoul Garden for dinner !!

Wonder why we had Seoul Garden in City Square ?

Total bill for 2 : RM53.98 ($21.54)

Day 2 :

We decided to had a quick lunch before we headed back to Singapore. We gave Taangshifu a try, however, is disappointing.

Pu Er Tea

Guava with chen pi
RM 3.90

Mee suah with dried scallop and abalone slice

The mee suah soup is very bland and not very nice.

Dried Scallop with petite abalone mixed rice
RM 16.90

A total disappointment. The rice is complete soaked it the sauce.

Food : ❤❤
Service :❤❤
Price : $30 per pax
Overall Rating : ❤❤

Before we leave for Singapore. Not forgetting getting my popcorn from planet popcorn.

Loots of my 2D1N trip !


Accessories from Chameleon

Vans Hello kitty belt