I am sure many of you are dying to travel ever since the travel restrictions have lifted and we Singaporeans love to go to Malaysia to indulge in cheap and good food. If you are wondering what you can do in Malaysia, we got your back. Here are some places you can visit to make your queue at checkpoint worthwhile!
1. Ah Piaw Noodle House – Best Wanton Noodles in JB with Springy and Eggy Noodles!
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Just a 10 to 15 minutes drive away from the checkpoint, Ah Piaw Noodle House is one of the best wanton noodles in JB! Priced at only RM 5.50, you get a plate of springy, eggy noodles topped with fatty char siew and a bowl of anchovy flavoured soup with wantons! Ah Piaw Noodle House is also highly raved by locals and you will definitely see a long queue there during lunch house. The stall is also opened 24 hours so even if you are heading to Malaysia for some late night supper, you will still be able to enjoy the best Wanton Noodles in JB!
Ah Piaw Noodle House
Operating Hours: 24 Hours
Contact Info: +60 12-775 0995 | FB: Ah Piaw Noodle House
2. Restoran Gim Cheng – Hot Steamy Dim Sum for a Small Sum
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Restoran Gim Cheng serves a wide variety of traditional old school dim sum that cost less than SDG 3! They serve your classic dim sum such har gao, siew mai and lotus leaf glutinous rice but word of advice, you will have to get there early as many of their items get sold out before 12pm! At Restoran Gim Cheng, there are 3 different stations to order your food – fried food station, steaming station and porridge & bao station, where you will have to queue up at these various stations to order your food.
Restoran Gim Cheng
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 7am – 1pm
Closed on Wednesdays
Contact Info: +60- 16-712 1257 | FB: Restoran Gim Cheng
3. Restoran Kota Zheng Zong – Herbalicious Bak Kut Teh
Of course you must eat Bak Kut Teh when you are in JB! Although Kota Zheng Zong Bak Kut Teh has opened a few outlets in Singapore, it is still better to try out the authentic stalls in JB. Zheng Zong Bak Kut Teh specialises in herbal claypot Bak Kut Teh and you will be able to get a bowl of herbalicious soup with tender pork ribs topped with crispy beancurd skin at only RM 14. At Zheng Zong, you also have many dishes to choose for side dishes such as Otah, You Tiao and Preserved Vegetables at less than RM 5!
Restoran Kota Zheng Zong Bak Kut Teh
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 8am – 5pm
Closed on Mondays
Contact Info: +60 7-333 5588 | FB: Restoran Kota Zheng Zong
4. King Bundle Outlet – Get a New Fits for Your Wardrobe From RM 5
[Image Credit: KING Outlet Official]
[Image Credit: KING Outlet Official]
Other than eating till your belly is full, you can also check out thrifts shops in JB where you can get new fits from RM 5! At King Bundle Outlet, you will be able to find tshirts, sports jackets and jeans at affordable prices that are significantly cheaper than thrifting in Singapore.
King Bundle Outlet
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 2pm – 2am
Contact Info: +60 12-745 7465 | FB: KING Outlet Official
5. Pasar Karat JB - Unless Options for Food, Drinks & Shopping
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Located just across of City Square Mall, you will be able to find Pasar Karat where there are many street food stalls, apparels and accessories at cheap prices! It is definitely bigger and better than the pasar malams in Singapore as you can get better deals and well, better food and the place closes at 2am!
Pasar Karat JB
Opening Hours: Monday 9am – 5pm | 6pm – 2am, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 6pm – 2am Thursday & Sunday 6pm – 12am
Closed on Fridays
Contact Info: +60 12-700 5009 | FB: Pasar Karat JB
6. SkyScape Johor Bahru - For Daredevils & Thrill Seekers
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If you are feeling adventurous and want to experience something new in JB, you can take a look at SkyScape. SkyScape is located on the 34th level where you will be taken to the Sky Deck to be treated with a breath taking view of JB and you can even play VR games over there! There is even an observation deck with scopes that can magnify 75x for you to take a look at other buildings in Malaysia if you are not up for the walk around Sky Deck.
SkyScape Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: Sunday to Friday 930am – 4pm
Closed on Saturdays
Contact Info: +60 7-288 8722 | FB: SkyScape Johor Bahru