Monday, May 07, 2007

Sights and Scenes From My JB Trip

Mave asked: "Wei, U go everywhere? Still holiday mood ah?" Yes. I'm still at a transitional period now before settling for a job. So, let's go holiday!

Was down in JB to visit some relatives but didn't cross the Causeway.

To start off, here's the most famous JB landmark, the Danga Bay Waterfront.


Another landmark is the Duty Free Zone, where Mave was the project manager there.


Frankly, the building which houses a hotel, a duty-free shopping centre and a pub was impressive but it just doesn't attract the crowd for a booze and fag shopping spree experience.


Some palm trees facing the beach...


And where the infamous JB Mee Rebus Stulang Laut is situated...


Hmmm....mee rebus doesn't have to involve court cases all the time...


They sell (not-so-good) otak-otak also...


And here's the still incomplete Quarantine Complex where you tax-payers have to pay hefty compensation for the canceled crooked bridge and the 'bina-whatever-jalan' at this bloody complex.


Some arch near Jalan Wong Ah Fook, the landmark street of JB.


City Square, where the heavenly kings of Uncle Ho used to rule...


A must-eat desert...yellow bean desert and mixed with fried dough sticks (Dou Chiang You Tiao)..


This desert is so famous in the southern region so much so the Singaporean-made-it-big singer, JJ Lin dedicated a love song on it...


The JB Convention Centre behind City Square...


And the century-old temple behind City Square...


The infamous (and notorious Jalan Wong Ah Fook), taken from the overhead bridge...


Also went to Tebrau Mall...


Another must-eat JB cuisine (non-halal) is the kueh chap? (kuey teow t'ng + pig internal organs + sausages + braised eggs + misc) at Taman Tasek. It used to be a single stall under a big tree until MBJB built a food court for them. And errr...if you look closely, the next stall beside this non-halal stall sells nasi lemak. By Malays. An exemplary of tolerance in JB.


Also another must-eat dish is the curry laksa a.k.a. curry noodles. In the North, if you mention 'laksa', you will get white noodles with fish gravy but this is not the case in the South.


A bit pricey (by Ipoh standards) but should be very worth it for you KL-ites out there...


Travelled by coach (with my parents) but it was so disappointing as the passengers had to do a 'Little Miss Sunshine' in order to kickstart the coach. No, I wasn't in the picture.

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