Monday, March 12, 2007

Long Awaited JB/Singapore Trip during CNY

*warning: may be laggy for 56k dial up user

took me a long time to finally get this post up. hehe

Just to refresh your memory, i went to Singapore on 19 Feb 2007. O_o hey, that's almost a month ago?! wow, really took me that "long" time to post about my trip 0.0

ok, where should we start? how bout a photo of our very Brunei "International" Airport.

It just doesn't look so international when compare with those in KL or SG ... sigh. I think Brunei could do better though

& that's me. Get used to it, i will be posting more of my own pics. hehe

At about 10.30 a.m., we were already on broad RBA Airbus and as always (& for some weird coincidence), our seats were by the wings again。Me & my bro were really bored so we acted cute and play with the camera. For your entertainment, let me presents some of the screenshots taken by me n my bro (our of boredom).

Notice my bro's funny expression? He is like a person with a thousand face 千面人. I am sure he would kill me if he sees this but i am not worry cause he never visit my blog anyway =P

After using Air Asia for so long, i can't even remember what it feels like to have a decent meal on board. -_-"
I can't even bring myself to order the instant noodle on board Air Asia cause i just think its so not worth it plus very and bloody expensive. For an instant noodle cost about RM8 (if i remember correctly)

After reaching Singapore, we straight away drove to Johore Bahru ("JB") & right after we reached my aunt's place at Permas, me and my bro went to Jusco Terbrau to shop!

The shopping mall Jusco is all over JB, its like a Hua Ho in JB. But this Jusco is the largest one in JB , or so i heard, consists of 3 storey high. There is this really hugh book store call Harris at the ground floor, its my favourite stop. i could stand in there for hours and read if i do not have a complaint kid behind my back.

Branded shops take up the ground and first floor whereas restaurants and a cinema took the whole of 2nd floors. There are all sorts of restaurant inside, ranging from italian to japanese to thai to chinese. Prices are not cheap but they are all quality food.

The green tea ice cream!! i never fail to eat it every time i visit there. it costs RM2.50 only.

and the tong luo shao that Doraemon absolutely love. i didn't know the price cause my mom bought it. hehe

Next day, we went to City Square ("CS").

CS is a mall close to the border of JB/SG and also the mall that most Singaporean love to go. Hence, things sell inside are not that cheap either. I didn't really dare to take my camera out so often because my bro thinks it may not be so safe to do so. There are many ojipala (various) types of people around. -_-"

After doing some hard core shopping, we decided to rest our feet somewhere and end up having dinner at this really cute Japanese restaurant call "Nippon Yatai Mura Two". I am afraid this is not a halal restaurant. Their services are excellent. When you walk into the restaurant, there will be many loud voices greeting you with "IRASSHAIMASE" & waitress will come serve you asap.

Each table actually look like a small Japanese stall. Picture as shown below:-

The choices in the menu are limited, cannot be compare with Excapade here. However, the taste are much better in comparison. These were what we had ordered.

Salmon Sushi, Unagi Sushi, Iidako Sushi & Potato Sushi

Chasu Ramen


This Okonomiyaji is just to die for. The pizza is really thick with fillings (using meat that Muslim cannot eat, plus prawn, plus alot of others), then drizzle with Mayonnaise & dry flakes.

While sitting in the taxi and stuck in traffic jam, i suddenly found something interesting along the road...

Straightaway i took out my camera & grab a few shots of these funny looking thingy. There are still more along the highaway. i think if i saw these at night, they might scare the hell out of me.

Forward to our Singapore Trip, we ride taxi to SG from JB which costs about RM10 per head or RM40 for a whole taxi.
We had shop a lot from JB already so we were mainly checking around & sight seeing a little while in SG. We visited the famous Guan Yin Temple

It was about noon when we reached Orchard and as the weather was so hot, we were buying cold drinks everywhere we passed by. I really regretted wearing black -_-"

Orchard was busy with the preparation of the Chingay Parade of Dream that time but i didnt go watch it. I just watch the parade from TV. If i even go to the Parade, i might die from having people stepping on me. However, even from TV, i can see how grand the parade is. XD

Go to Singapore of course must check out the new shopping place, Vivo City de la! Vivo City is really far away from the city.

Saw this really really cute lookin ice cream vendor, i didnt buy any ice cream from them. Just curi curi took pic from afar. =p

& after all that, it's finally time to return to Brunei. Initially, we were planning to return on 26 February 2007. However, there was a delay and due to an overbooking, the staff at the airport were looking for volunteers to stay over for one night with benefits as follows:-

1) SGD$150.00 as allowances for each person
2) free accomodation;
3) free dinner; and
4) free transport to and from the airport.

all these just to stay for one more night. Needless to say, me & my family all volunteered to stay la since we didn't think we shop enough in Singapore anyway (lucky i took an extra day off from work in advance). They had arranged for us to stay at this four star hotel at Katong & gave us 2 deluxe rooms.

*note: in case you are wondering how come there seems to be a pair of leg hanging over the bed & you might thought your eyes are playing trick on you? well, that's my brother there laying face down on the bed.

Woweee~ little heart warming treats for guests

and finally, finally we are returning home on the 27th Feb 07!! After days of insufficient sleep, & me, on the verge of bankrupt-ing myself is finally returning to my own cosy little home.

the free transportation to the Airport from the hotel aka the bus la!

Our late lunch on board. This time got Mars chocolate XD

and for entertainment, we had Simpsons with us!!!

That about summarise my whole CNY trip la~ haha

Syok is syok la, now i will cry (or not) when i receive my latest credit card bill before this month end. The evil of credit cards >.< (shivered)


Nonnie King said...

Why so careless ah?

I can see a MSN alert in one of your pics leh.

Sing Yin @ Serene said...

O_O got meh!!!! bu shi ba....
let me see

HOLY!! really got le!!! y your eyes so good?! i didnt even notice!! >.<

one said...

Wah.. So syok ur SG trip..

And bout the road block thingy.. it does look like a face ==> -_-
Haha... Cute jua

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