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Posted on 26 January 2009 @ 3:48 pm GMT+8

Once again, I decided to spend my good money in JB for obvious reasons. I was out for 13 hours and made my rounds in my favorite places like City Square and Tebrau City. When me and my wife headed for breakfast, it was sad to know that our regular prata joint is closed and the shop lot had a “for rent” sign on it. We had to find an alternative nearby to have 2 plain and 2 egg pratas with hot Milos.

While I was searching for games in City Square, I came accross pirated Blu-Ray discs. I was really surprised as those discs are very expensive to re-produce. There’s no way they can be pirated in this era. I was right.. they were only sourced from a BluRay and then printed onto DVDs. The cover designs were also of Blu-Rays. What a rip-off! For RM15, I didn’t try them out.

The new JB checkpoint was a mess like I mentioned in one of my previous posts, but I also said that it’s more worthwhile to drive instead. Thats what I did and it took me merely 25mins in the queue to the JB checkpoint. Not bad actually, and it ends nearer towards Giant hypermart and Tebrau City. Nice! In Tebrau City, we had Zinger Tower from KFC:


At first look, I was expecting double Zinger patty, but that was not the case. They had hashbrown instead. It was all good, but the yellow chilli lime sauce spoilt it. Cheese wedges that came with the meal made up for it.

After the meal, we watched Inkheart, starring Brendan Fraser. Having digested the food during the movie, we headed to Secret Recipe for some cakes.


We had Chocolate Indulgence and Mocha Walnut. Indulgence was totally awesome, and I would recommend everyone to go try it out. It’s worth every penny. The Mocha Walnut wasn’t as good as we’re not die-hard fans of coffee and it was abit more dry with less cream in it.

We headed back to the town area (where City Square is) for some good’ol Ramly burgers. I got 2 special burgers and 1 super mix. The super consists of 2 patties (I got 1 chicken, 1 beef) and all wrapped in egg. All ready to head back to Singapore. I was pleased to know that Malaysia oil prices are RM1.80 per litre now. The JB checkpoint was a breeze despite a longer alternative route to it, but the Singapore checkpoint was real slow.

SG customs and ICA should feel ashamed of themselves providing such poor service. The fact that Mat Selamat escaped -> everyone has to suffer in the additional security provided by full-time Civil Defence NSFs! That’s a total exploitation of NSFs methinks. At the end of the checkpoint, there was a red traffic signal causing the whole traffic to jam up till towards JB. I was no idea what happened, but I think speed should be an equal priority as security, which they seriously lack.

4 Responses to “JB discoveries and food fiesta”
  1. hellopanda Says:

    Hi, do you have any recommendations for, and directions to, good food places for breakfast and lunch near the railway station / City Square? It’s my first tiem taking the train from Sg to JB, so I don’t know where to go. Thanks!

  2. Imraneo Says:

    Well, personally, I’m the type who sticks to what I like. I won’t explore much. Anyways, for breakfast, I usually end up at the “little India” area (opp City Square) and get pratas + hot Milo. Pratas are very fresh and of generous size.. not to mention much2 cheaper than SG.

    As for lunch, I tend to go Secret Recipe restaurant in City Square. If you’re into fast food, then KFC offers the best bang for buck :)

    Dinner.. you can consider classic hawker style food at the alleys beside City Square, which opens about 430pm++. There’s where I usually get my Ramlee burgers.

    Sorry if I can’t be of much help. If you don’t know what to eat, you will never go hungry in JB! Just explore. Cheers.

  3. Liza Says:

    I can’t believe McDonald’s is trying to sell “gourmet” coffee. Who the hell is going to go to a cheap fast food restaruant for a mocha?

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