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Looking to dine on home-made muffins, jacket potatoes, vegetable salads, pastas, soups and desserts? Kenny Rogers ROASTERS is a must-visit! This restaurant, located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia is popular for serving some of the most delicious and unique dishes. Also, please note that the restaurant provides Halal food for Muslim diners. ...more

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  • Here Are 10 Best Family Road Trips In Malaysia

    Planning a family trip where everyone can enjoy themselves can be exciting but stressful as well. After Covid-19, it is expected that domestic travel will recover first. Why not use this time to plan for a road trip in Malaysia? Going on a road trip is a great way to bond and spend quality time with your family! Whether you are planning for a short weekend getaway or a vacation, Malaysia has so much to offer! Malaysia is ideal for family road trips as there are so many destinations that you can explore and enjoy with your family. Here are 10 best family road trips in Malaysia!  via GIPHYAlso Read: Here Is What Travel Will Look Like After Covid-19 1. Kota Tinggi to Desaru Image Credit: Kota Tinggi Waterfalls Resort It will take approximately 50 mins to drive down from Kota Tinggi to Desaru, hence making it an ideal short weekend getaway to enjoy with your family. Bring your family for a picnic and take a dip in the Kota Tinggi Waterfall. This spectacular view offers serenity, allowing us to relax and unwind. If you have more time to spare in Kota Tinggi, you can also visit the Kota Tinggi Firefly Park. Participate in outdoor studies with your family and get close to nature. This can be a fun yet enriching experience for the family! Image Credit: Desaru Fruit Farm More family-fun activities await you in Desaru. Drive down to Desaru Fruit Farm and learn how to grow various kinds of fruits. On top of that, you can even do a taste testing of the fruits you have picked. You can also bring the kids to feed the ostriches at the Desaru Ostrich Farm. My best pick will be the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages - adults and kids alike.    2. Port Dickson to Malacca Image Credit: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson This trip is another ideal short getaway that you can consider. Stay for a night in Port Dickson and the following day, you can drive down to Malacca in less than 1.5 hours. Port Dickson is the best place to relax and rewind. Book one of the water chalets available like Lexis Hibiscus and enjoy a night stay. Nothing can go wrong with spending quality with the family in a private pool. Image Credit: St. Paul's Church on Lonely Planet The following day, you can take a drive to Malacca. There are many historical sites that you can visit in Malacca, which is known for its rich history. Head down to A Famosa and walk up the small hill to reach St. Paul's Church. Image Credit: Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum There are also plenty of museums around the area that you can visit too, like Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum and the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum. If you happened to be in Klebang area, you must not miss the Klebang Original Coconut Shake! Nothing can beat teatime with some traditional Malay kuih (delicious!) and a cup of coconut shake topped with vanilla ice cream (yummy!). 3. Kuala Lumpur to Penang Image Credit: Wayne Chew on Unsplash No matter how long you are planning to stay in Kuala Lumpur, there are always things to see and do. It has become mandatory to take a trip to PETRONAS tower whenever one is in Kuala Lumpur. There are various things to see and do around the area like exploring Aquaria KLCC, visiting the aquarium, or shop at Suria KLCC. After spending some time sightseeing and shopping at Kuala Lumpur, continue your journey down the road for about 4 hours to reach a UNESCO heritage town, George Town in Penang. Image Credit: Dark Mansion More fun-filled activities await you in Penang. Visit Dark Mansion, a 3D trick art museum unlike the normal, because they glow in the dark! Your kids will definitely enjoy this, we promise!  Image Credit: Penang Hill on Facebook One of my best take in Penang will be Penang Hill. Ride up the funicular ride to enjoy breathtaking views, learn heritage and culture, and enjoy mother nature. Make sure to feast on their local delights like Char Kuay Teow and Assam Laksa. Penang houses some affordable cafes too so be sure to check that out with your family! 4. Ipoh to Cameron Highlands Image Credit: Old Town Ipoh on Lonely Planet  If you are looking for a lush greenery view on a trip, this road trip is made for you. The drive from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands takes about 2 hours. Firstly, wander down Old Town in Ipoh and discover the street arts and cute streets. You can also visit the city's gem such as Kellie's Castle and Birch Memorial Clock Tower. Once you're done exploring Ipoh's beautiful landmark and art, take a trip to Cameron Highlands. Image Credit: Strawberry Farms on visitmalaysia.info Meanwhile, at Cameron Highlands, you can bring your family out for some outdoor activities. Don't miss out on fun activities like strawberry picking in the strawberry farm, visiting the butterfly farm, and exploring the lavender garden. At the end of the day, spend some quality family time over steamboat in Cameron Highlands.  5. Johor Bahru to Mersing Image Credit: Legoland Malaysia on Facebook Our trip down to Johor Bahru will always be about the food or groceries on the usual days. How about a short getaway, let's say a 2-days 1-night trip with a detour to Mersing? In less than 2 hours drive, you can get to Mersing from Johor Bahru. Over at Johor Bahru, you can visit Legoland, a popular theme park that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Spend a day with your family here; enjoy the rides and attractions it has to offer.  Image Credit: Kishor on Unsplash After having some fun at Legoland, you can drive to Mersing. Mersing is all about the beautiful beaches and white sands. You can opt for snorkeling and island hopping in Mersing if your family is up for it. My best take in Mersing is to book a resort and enjoy a relaxing time at the beaches with your loved ones.  6. Sepang to Genting Highlands Image Credit: Sepang International Circuit  If you think that Sepang is only home to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you are wrong. There are some fun-filled activities that you can do with your family here. In less than a 2 hours drive, you can get to Genting Highlands and the fun continues. Sepang is known for its Formula One race circuit, but if you're not in Sepang to watch one, head down to Avani Gold Coast Resort. You may choose to stay a night here or visit the Extreme Park for some activities like Go-kart, archery, and ATV jungle trail. Image Credit: Resorts World Genting Next, take a 2-hour drive to Genting Highlands. Enjoy the rides and attractions at the outdoor theme park, which caters to both kids and adults. You might also want to check the indoor theme park and video game park. Hop on the Awana Skyway; you can enjoy the spectacular view from a distance together with your loved ones. 7. Kuantan to Kuala Terengganu Image Credit: The Sungai Pandan Waterfall on Hotel Grand Continental Kuantan For me, Kuantan is an underrated city. Not many tourists visit this beautiful destination. In less than a 3-hour drive from Kuantan, you can reach your destination, Kuala Terengganu. In Kuantan, you can find several beautiful waterfalls. In my opinion, Sungai Pandan Waterfall will be an ideal spot if you are on this road trip with young kids or the elderly. Make a trip to Kula Cakes to eat the local's favorite Mango Cheesecakes. This store should be in every cheesecake lovers' list as they serve other unique flavors as well. Image Credit: Terengganu State Museum on Malaysia.travel After all that fun, drive to Kuala Terengganu for a heritage tour. Visit the Terengganu State Museum to learn about the history and culture of this place. Don't forget to also visit Pantai Batu Burok to enjoy the scenic beach view. 8. Bukit Tinggi to Kuala Selangor Image Credit: Berjaya Hills on visitmalaysia.info Another two locations that are off the beaten track should be on your list if you want to have a unique experience. It takes a 1.5-hour drive to get you to Kuala Selangor from Bukit Tinggi. The Japanese Tea House in Bukit Tinggi, also known as Berjaya Hills, offers you a soulful retreat. Explore the French-themed Colmar Tropicale and the zen-inspired Japanese garden. The rabbit farm is a must-visit for families; you can play and feed the cute little furry friends. Image Credit: Mount Melawati on The Star Next, drive to Kuala Selangor which takes about 1.5 hours. You can hike up Mount Melawati with your family and learn more about the history behind this notable hill. Also, make time to visit the Kuala Selangor Nature Park and walk through the mangroves. You can spot various species of birds here too! You should also try the Cendol Bakar. The preparation of the gula Melaka in this cendol is different from those of the normal cendol out there. 9. Banting to Sekinchan Image Credit: Tadom Hill Resorts This trip is catered to you if you're bringing along pre-teen kids or older who are adventurous and love outdoor activities. It takes 2 hours to reach Sekinchan by car from Banting. First, enjoy various adrenaline attractions in Banting. Head down to Tadom Hill Resorts, where you can enjoy activities like ATV and water swings. If you want to try some paragliding, you can hike up Bukit Jugra. Otherwise, you can just enjoy the scenic view from the peak with your family. Next, take a 2-hour drive to Sekinchan. Expect to see the lush green field of paddy in Sekinchan as it is home to the Paddy Processing Factory. Don't forget to drop by any of the small businesses selling tropical fruits nearby. The juicy giant mangoes, soursops, and guavas can quench your thirst over the hot day (Yum!). 10. Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang Image Credit: Sosodikon Hill on Facebook Located in Sabah, both Kota Kinabalu and Kundasang offers you scenic locations with fresh mountain air. Just about a 2-hour drive, you can get from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang. You don't always have to hike up Mount Kinabalu when you're in Kota Kinabalu. If you still want to enjoy some mountain views but don't want to break a sweat, visit Sosodikon Hill. Don't forget to visit the Asquare Kota Kinabalu, the first creative container night food market in Kota Kinabalu. You will be spoilt for choices with over 60 varieties of food to choose from different street vendors. Image Credit: Desa Dairy Farm on Facebook Next, take a 2-hour drive to Kundasang. You can visit Desa Dairy Farm in Kundasang with the kids and feed the calves and goats while enjoying some freshly made gelato. I'm sure your kids will enjoy this activity! Also Read: 10 Tips On How To Prepare For A Road Trip There you have it, the 10 best family road trips in Malaysia. So what are you waiting for? Start planning for your next road trip to Malaysia now! via GIPHY     ...

  • You Can Now Shop For Groceries Online With These 10 Online Grocery Delivery Services In Malaysia

    Worried about the long queues in the supermarkets during this COVID-19 situation? This coupled with the uncertainty of finding your daily groceries still sitting on the shelves during this serious situation? Well, you no longer have to worry for we have 10 online grocery delivery services lined up for you to order from! Skip those queues and simply purchase your daily fix of groceries right at your fingertips from any of these 10 online grocery stores and shopping sites. We promise it won’t tire you out as your groceries will be diligently delivered right to your doorstep.  via GIPHY 1.Tesco Credit Image: Tesco  Tesco is now available online, with a wide variety of fresh vegetables and meat to choose from, as well as other household items like health and beauty products. Isn’t it amazing how you can have your daily groceries and home essentials delivered right to your doorstep? Look out for their e-coupons too for great discounts. Make sure you register for an account first before starting your shopping! The Tesco Online Delivery is only available for selected locations within the Klang Valley area, Penang and Johor Bahru. Download the Tesco app now or visit their website for more information.  Website | Facebook | Instagram  2. Happy Fresh Credit Image: HappyFresh on Facebook Happy Fresh allows you to shop for your groceries from your favourite stores online. Your groceries are freshly handpicked for you by Happy Fresh’s trained shopper, before it is delivered at your convenience, in as little as one hour. Some of the prominent supermarkets that Happy Fresh delivers from include Giant, Cold Storage, Mydin, and many more. What’s so great about Happy Fresh is the wide range of discounts it offers. There is also a wide variety of food and household essentials to choose from which includes meat and seafood, dairy products, dry and canned goods, frozen food and even organic products. Happy Fresh also provides simple recipes for everyone to try out. So what are you waiting for? Start ordering from Happy Fresh now!  Happy Fresh only serves selected areas in Klang Valley, Penang island and Johor but they are constantly seeking to reach out to more areas. Check out if they deliver to your location by downloading the app or using their website. Download their app now to get the latest updates and great deals right at your fingertips.  Website | Facebook | Instagram  3. Mydin Credit Image: Mydin  Shopping for groceries has never been easier with Mydin Online Store! With the Mydin Online Store, you can save time and enjoy a hassle-free shopping experience by skipping the queues. Simply register with Mydin Online store and you are all set to place your first online grocery order. Mydin also carries a wide range of Halal products commonly found in hypermarkets which are now made available online. Some of these items include fresh groceries, household essentials, pet food and necessities, and many more. More products are added on a daily basis so customers are encouraged to browse through the website.  Download the app for the latest deals and added features.   Website | Facebook | Instagram  4. RedTick Credit Image: RedTick  RedTick offers a personalised online shopping experience for customers. Simply set a delivery timing and RedTick will choose your groceries for you and get it delivered right to your doorstep. If you spend a minimum of RM150, you get free delivery. Great deal isn’t it? RedTick is also committed to delivering the freshest groceries right to your doorstep. You can pick from more than 10,000 different types of groceries, fresh produce, dairy products, and many more.  RedTick delivers to selected areas in the Klang Valley, including Kota Damansara, Bandar Utama, Tropicana, SS2, Subang, Sunway, TTDI, Bangsar and Ampang. Website | Facebook  5. Lazada Credit Image: Lazada on Facebook Lazada not only offers the latest tech gadgets, fashion trends and home products, it also offers online grocery services. With Lazada around, you can get your groceries replenished without having to step out of the house. For those who are familiar with Lazada, you would know the great deals and discounts it offers. Fret not as the online grocery store at Lazada comes with attractive prices and generous discounts. You can get your daily fix of groceries at affordable prices. Simply visit the website or download the Lazada app.  Website | Facebook | Instagram  6. Big Box Asia  Credit Image: Big Box Asia on Facebook Bix Box Asia is the best online store to visit if you prefer organic products. Bix Box Asia offers a range of organic groceries some of them include frozen meat and vegetables, canned and powdered food, and many more. Some of their popular food items include organic and halal chicken meat so be sure to get them quick before they are sold out. While Bix Box Asia covers nationwide delivery for dry goods, the delivery for chilled and frozen goods are only available in Klang Valley currently. For purchases above RM100, there will be free delivery. Don’t miss out on this great deal. Simply register with Big Box Asia and you’re all set to shop for the freshest groceries. Website | Facebook | Instagram   7. Sunshine Online  Credit Image: Sunshine Online on Facebook Sunshine supermarket is now available online at Penang Mainland. At Sunshine Online, you get to experience the convenience of shopping for your groceries at your fingertips. Forget the long queues at the supermarket for you get to enjoy fast delivery of the freshest produce everyday, simply by adding these to your online cart. Sunshine Online also provides a great selection of your favourite brands. You can find a wide variety of produce like fresh vegetables, fruits and meat and not forgetting frozen and chilled food. Sunshine Online also offers canned food, snacks and desserts as well as cooking ingredients for you to prepare your home cooked meals. This way, you don’t have to step out of the house and physically get your groceries for Sunshine Online has got you under cover.  Website | Facebook     8. MyFishman Credit Image: MyFishman on Facebook MyFishman delivers some of the freshest fishes and seafood from the local sea in Malaysia. Here, you can choose from over 50 types of fishes and shellfish found in Malaysia. MyFishman is dedicated to providing the freshest fishes and seafood and thus, they work together with local fishermen to pick the best seafood that is available in the season for you. Your fresh seafood delivery will vary accordingly each time it is delivered to your house to ensure that you get to taste fresh seafood of the season as well as to try a variety. By ordering your fishes and seafood from MyFishman, you are also contributing to the sustenance of the healthy fishing ecosystem since getting seasonal fish indicates that you are getting seafood available in large quantity and the freshest one of the season. Why not place your orders now with MyFishman? That way, you get to enjoy delicious meals made with fresh seafood from this online delivery service!  Website | Facebook | Instagram 9. Potboy Groceries Credit Image: Potboy on Facebook Potboy Groceries is an online grocer shopping site where you get to choose from new brands as well as your daily essential products. PotBoy Groceries aims to provide a simple yet exciting shopping experience for users through their well curated tips, finds and tools and inspirations shared for daily living. They also source their products directly from suppliers and are committed to get their products delivered directly to your doorstep. By placing your orders online with PotBoy Groceries, you are not only saving your precious time and effort but also avoiding the crowd, as you no longer have to step out of your house to get daily groceries. If you fancy this convenient and fast option, order your groceries online now!  Website | Facebook | Instagram  10. Jocom Credit Image: Jocom on Facebook Jocom is a well-known online grocery shopping mobile application in Malaysia which stands for ‘Just Order Conveniently On Mobile’. It offers over 5,000 products, specializing in groceries and household staples. To use the services offered by Jocom, simply download the app and register for an account. Now, you’re all set to start shopping for groceries and other household items listed. Look out for their website or Facebook page for exciting deals and coupon codes. Jocom delivers within 24 hours to your doorstep and is a preferred alternative to grocery shopping at a physical store, particularly in this COVID-19 situation, where we try to avoid the crowd and practice social distancing as much as possible. Download the app now for more information or visit the website!  Website | Facebook | Instagram  via GIPHY Grocery shopping is no longer a hassle with these 10 online grocery delivery services in Malaysia. Given the COVID-19 situation, online grocery shopping becomes a better alternative where you no longer have to step out of the house and queue for your daily groceries. Simply order your groceries online and they will be delivered right to your doorstep. Convenient isn’t it? With that, we wish that our readers all over the world will stay safe and strong. Practice good social hygiene and never stop praying and hoping for the best situation. We will get through this, Insha Allah. And remember to stay home! via GIPHY ...

  • Pledge Your Lunch Today | Give Back This Ramadan

    “The best among you are those who bring greatest benefits to many others” – Hadith Related By Imam Al Tabarani Alhamdulillah, Ramadan 2019 is our second year running the #PledgeYourLunch campaign. Last year, our campaign raised $6,215 in total for our beneficiaries – Cahaya Surya Bakti in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and Free Food For All (FFFA) in Singapore. We hope that this year will be an even better year for #PledgeYourLunch as donors from all over the world contribute to this campaign. This year, we are reaching out to a society that focuses on empowering individuals with mental health issues. At the same time, we are still showing our support to the Rohingya children seeking refuge in Malaysia.   What is #PledgeYourLunch? During the month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world fast from dawn to dusk and skip their usual lunch routine. Thus, the #PledgeYourLunch campaign serves as a fundraising project which focuses on channeling people’s lunch money to those who need it more. So why not channel our lunch money for a better cause?It is during this fasting month that Muslims try their best to be a better version of themselves by committing good deeds, be it through charity, ibadah (act of worship) or acts of sunnah (following the acts of Prophet Muhammad). So with millions of Muslims fasting around the world, we can only imagine the impact of charity on those who are less fortunate.Putting aside your lunch money for one day for charity might not seem like anything significant but what if we put aside our lunch money for a whole month and channel it to things that actually matter? Like providing education for Rohingya children refugees and supporting those with the desire to be confident in today’s society.A normal lunch meal in a Singapore hawker centre would cost nowhere above $10. By the end of Ramadan, one individual could save up to a whopping $300! So you see, your $10 today could go to a student’s school fees for a month and your $15 tomorrow could go to ensuring that a student is equipped with school supplies for an entire year.As we all try to improve ourselves this Ramadan, let’s put our focus on others as well. Let's do our part by helping the Rohingya children get the education they deserve and making sure that individuals with mental health issues receive unconditional love from society.   Cahaya Surya Bakti Cahaya Surya Bakti (CSB) is an NGO based in Malaysia that strives to meet the needs of the growing Rohingya population in the state of Johor Bahru (JB). CSB runs 3 schools for Rohingya refugee children and teenagers in Johor Bahru, Kluang and Pekan Nanas. The JB centre is the first of its kind to be offering access to secondary education as well as vocational training to Rohingya refugees in the state. Their aim is to increase access to education and help pave the way towards a self-sufficient refugee community in Johor.   Club HEAL Club HEAL (Hope, Empowerment, Acceptance & Love) is a mental health charity that provides counselling and rehabilitation services to anyone experiencing mental health problems. The organisation offers caregiver support groups and corporate training that purpose in empowering individuals and organisations by understanding mental health and wellbeing. Club HEAL aims to assist and empower persons with mental health issues to regain confidence in themselves and others in their journey towards community reintegration. At HalalTrip, we try our best to highlight on social activism especially during Ramadan. It is through #PledgeYourLunch that we are able to lend a helping hand to these organisations. We hope that this campaign will also be a way for you to reach out to the people who need our support. Let’s make a change this Ramadan. And let’s start today. Click here to #PledgeYourLunch now!    ...

  • 8 Hotel Buffets in Johor to Consider for Your Next Makan Showdown

    When it comes down to food, we can't neglect any detail. Be it in the taste, presentation or the quality. And that's why you would want to give a try to all the goodness that comes served hot or cold in Johor. Get ready for a culinary roller coaster that will leave you speechless.   1. Cafe BLD Credit: @cafebld on FacebookLooking for some quality breakfast or lunch while chilling in a 5-star hotel? Cafe BLD is the place to be! Offering a mix of local and international cuisines as well as a variety of pastries and delicacies, Cafe BLD will surely embark you on a culinary experience. Whether you're looking for some hot soup of spicy dishes, Cafe BLD has what it takes to make you drool. Make sure you check it out! Address: Renaissance Johor Bahru Holel, No. 2, Jalan Permas 11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, JohorOperating hours: 6:30AM to 10:30PM (Daily) Website: https://myclubmarriott.com/en/restaurant-bars/caf%C3%A9-bld-renaissance-johor-bahru-hotelContact: +6073813333   2. Bakar-Bakar Steamboat N Grill Credit: @RestoranBakarBakarSteamboatNGrillBandarBaruUda on FacebookIf you’re a barbecue fan and looking up for some spicy and brazed food, Baka Bakar Steamboat is the one for you! Get ready for a culinary ride that will make you discover the goodness of minutely prepared dishes with amazing flavors. Bakar Bakar Steamboat will offer you to choose between a number of marinated meat and fish served with crunchy salad. Address: No. 1 1-01 Jalan Padi Emas | 1/5 Uda Business Centre, Johor Bahru 81200, MalaysiaOperating hours: 12.30PM to 12AM (Daily)  Contact:+60 17-784 2210   3. Cafe Para Para Credit: Cafe Para Para Whether it’s lunchtime or you need to grab a quick bite before continuing your day, Cafe Para Para has what it takes to hold you back with its plethora of multinational cuisines. Take part in a unique dining experience with its highly colored combination of culinary styles that will leave you speechless and ready for the next plate! Address: No. 18, Jalan Harimau, Johor, 80250 Johor BahruOperating hours: 24 hours (Daily) Website: http://www.grandparagonhotel.com.my/v4/outlet/cafe_para2/   4. The Grand Gem Credit: @thegrandgem on FacebookThere’s no accurate time for tea time. That’s’ the philosophy of tea lovers, and if you’re one of them, you need to check of the Grand Gem. Proposing a number of amazingly rich and exquisite plates that will ravish you. Just sit back and enjoy all the goodness of a delicious meal. Address: GBW Hotel, 9R, Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, MalaysiaOperating hours: 11:00AM to 11:00PM (Mon-Sun) Contact: +60 7-221 6666   5. Harbour Café Credit: @cafeharbour on InstagramIf you’re looking for some great local food to try out or even some international cuisine, Harbour Café is the place to be! Harbour Café offers the best of both worlds with its incredible signature dishes that will certainly delight you. BBQ lovers, behold! You will definitely enjoy the seafood BBQ prepared and served there. As for the younger ones, 6yrs -12yrs, there’s up to 50% discount for you! Address: 1 level, Hotel Jen, Block, 79000, 1, Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, JohorOperating hours: 6:30AM to 10AM, 12PM to 2:30PM, 6:30PM to 10:30PM (Daily)   6. Ishwara Asian Brasserie and Terrace, Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor Credit: @LGPRJ on FacebookCozy and comfy with style and elegance, Ishwara Asian Brasserie and Terrace is one of the most enchanting places to enjoy a unique dining experience. From local to Asian cooking styles, discover this whole culinary world live while being seated at the terrace surrounded by a vibrant garden. Address: Jalan Persiaran Golf, Off Jalan Jumbo, 81250 Senai Johor, Malaysia Contact: +60 7-599 6000   7. Salt n Pepper Café Credit: @hanmercafe on FacebookYou might have heard of that one place which serves amazing roasted lamb. Well, look no further! Salt n Pepper has so much to offer in terms of food items. Choose between Asain and Malaysian cuisine. As for tea lovers, what a better way to enjoy a steamy cup of tea along with a mouth-watering pastry? Address: 88 Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Stulang Laut, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim. Website: https://www.berjayahotel.com/johorbahru/dining/salt-%E2%80%98n%E2%80%9D-pepper-caf%C3%A9-restaurant.htmlContact:+60 7-221 9999 ext. 5106   8. Marcopolo Kitchen Credit: @themarcopolokitchen on FacebookFamily themed, cozy, simple and modern. This is how you will feel at Marcopolo. Whether you’re looking for a steamy cup of coffee or a delicious meal, Marcopolo’s menu will definitely have something for you. Choose from the Brunch or A la carte menu for the grownups and the Kid's manu for the little ones. Address: 35, Jalan Indah 15/2, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, MalaysiaOperating hours: 11:30AM to 10:30PM (Weekdays)                             9Am to 11:30PM (Weekends) Website: http://themarcopolokitchen.com.my/index.html...

  • Rawa Island, Johor: 7 Reasons Why You Need To See This Island

    What’s the best destination for a beach holiday? If you prefer an uncommon spot, Rawa Island might just be the ideal destination for you. Framed by the China Sea with unspoiled beaches of powdery white sand, Rawa Island is a hidden gem off the coast of Malaysia that is part of the Johor Sultanate.  Often known as the “Maldives of Malaysia” due to its pristine beaches, Rawa Island has become one of the wonderful destinations for family-friendly travel with enough to keep younger family members occupied while the adults kick back and relax. You can reach this tropical paradise within a 20-minute boat ride from the coastal town of Mersing, and this is the only way to get to the island as there is no airport. We have listed out some great reasons to take that Halal-friendly family beach holiday at Rawa Island Beach so that you won’t miss out on all the fun. 1. Dive in or go snorkeling Rawa Island is part of the Sultan Iskandar Marine Park and boasts of some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in Malaysia, where you will get to explore intriguing underwater diving spots. You will find marine life such as turtles and stingrays along with shoals of fish. The corals are bright and healthy at Rawa Island compared to other diving sites since this is a protected area. Do head down to Orca Scuba Rawa which offers diving courses with PADI certifications, and diving excursions as well. The Rawa Island Resort also provides diving and snorkeling excursions as well - so don’t miss out on this fun activity if you are staying at the resort. 2. Go kayaking What could be a better way to enjoy the ocean than kayaking around Rawa Island? This is a great way to explore the island’s surrounding and spend some quality time with your travel buddies or family.  Kayaking is the perfect activity for those who enjoy water sports or something more engaging than lying on the beach. 3. The Water Slides Credit: Rawa Island Resort Why run into in the waves when you can enjoy a thrilling slide straight into the ocean? There are two huge water slides on Rawa Island which are the perfect addition for a day out at the beach. The water slides are some of the highlights of the island, which are ideal for children and adults alike. 4. Play beach volleyball If lazing around the beach with a mocktail in hand is not your thing, a game of volleyball with the family or your big group of friends might be the best thing to do. Plus, it’s always great to get some exercise even if you are on holiday. Beach volleyball is a great excuse to take a break from technology and make the most of Rawa Island. 5. Get on a hiking trail One of the best ways to enjoy the rustic charm of Rawa Island is to get on the hiking trail. This is undoubtedly the best spot to get a fantastic view of the island and its surroundings while taking some photos of the gorgeous sunset. It can't get any better than that! For something less strenuous, just go on the Island Walk Trail to explore the rest of the island which is quite relaxing. 6. Enjoy fun activities and just relax Orca Scuba Rawa and the Rawa Island Resort both offer activities such as trampolining, pool, volleyball and more, so there is something for everyone here. If you are not into diving and snorkeling, playing a few games and enjoying other water sports such as stand-up paddling might be better options. Alternatively, you can enjoy your freedom from technology and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Rawa Island by just soaking up some sun. 7. Unwind with nature Some of the best things about Rawa Island being an unspoiled paradise is that the water is so clear that you can see marine life swimming along the corals even without diving. Don’t forget to look out for the peacocks either! There are several sightings of the gorgeous birds roaming free around the area, so do keep an eye out. Where should you stay? Rawa Island Resort There are just two accommodation options on the island - Rawa Island Resort and Alang’s Rawa since Rawa Island is far from the sprawling cities and the daily bustle. When considering family-friendly travel, Rawa Island Resort is the family-friendly option with fun activities, spa treatments, and simple yet comfortable accommodation options. Alang's Rawa Credit: Alang's Rawa on Facebook Alang’s Rawa is the budget option and ideal for that beach vibe accommodation, however, children below 16 are allowed only during weekdays. Where can you find Halal food? You can choose to stay at Rawa Island Resort where buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available daily and are part of the package. There are no pork products included in the food preparation at the Rawa Island Resort, and all food is Halal even though they serve alcohol. Guests are not allowed to bring food from outside on to Rawa Island since cooking facilities are not available....