Visit to Crab Bar & Cafe @ Johor Bahru

In JB, there is few nice restaurant which you can have seafood and bear, a place where you can relax after tiring work. 
In Mount Austin area, there is a new restaurant which serves good seafood, especially the crab. 
I believe the owner must be a crab lover, and the restaurant is straight-forward named as Crab Bar & Cafe. 
If you are crab lover, you should not miss this latest restaurant in JB.

The seafood served in this restaurant will be more to western style, with some fusion of local taste.
If you are 1st time visiting this restaurant, you must try their grill crab.
You can choose either to cook with or without spicy.
For spicy grill crab, sambal chili is used, and it provides mild burning sensation, match well with the crab. The crab is fresh, served with grill corn, potatoes and some salads.
Grill Crab

Next, this is a must-try signature dish in this restaurant. There are not many restaurants in JB served soft-shell crab burger. The fried soft-shell crab taste good, served with a layer of cheese.
Soft Shell Crab Burger

Besides the crab meal, you may try their other seafood meal such as grill white tuna. The flesh of tuna is soft, with the fragrance of grill tuna. Black pepper sauce is served with the white tuna, together with grill corn , salad and chips.
Grill White Tuna set 

For seafood lover, prawn is a must for a good meal. The texture is firm yet soft with a little bouncy. Personally, I like this king prawn, it is very fresh and the way the prawn grilled is just nice, not overcook.
Grill King Prawn

We tried these white wine mussels too. For me, it's a bit spicy until I can't really taste the existence of white wine. As you can see from the photo below, the mussels are good in quality.
White wine sauce mussels

If you are not an alcoholic person, you may choose a cup of hot tea, match with your seafood. There are variety of tea for your choice , such as earl grey, jasmine and garden of fruit. Nice aroma surrounding as the hot tea served in front of us.
Hot Tea

Come and try with your friends and family this new bar to enjoy some alcohol and nice grill seafood. The location of the bar is in Akademik Suite, near to Sunway College Johor Bahru.

More information: 
Address: Crab Bar & Cafe
G-07,Blok A,Akademik Suite,
Jalan Austin Heights Utama,
Taman Mount Austin,81100 Johor Bahru,Johor.
Contact No. : 016-7102808
Opening hours: 5pm -12am
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4 Must-Visit Cities in Asia

Asia is the largest and most populous continent in the world. There are 48 countries in Asia today, according to the United Nations.
There are many interesting countries in Asia that you must visit at least once in your lifetime.
Here I listed out some nice cities that you may start your discovery of Asia if you are planning to come for the first time.

1. Malacca, Malaysia
To suggest a place to travel in my country, I would always tell my friends start with Malacca, which located in the middle of the Peninsular Malaysia.
This historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the best starting point for you to know more about Malaysia.

2. Singapore
Next to Malaysia, Singapore is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.
It's a small country, with full of excitement and things to discover.

3. Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand is well known for its rich cultural heritage. Another popular thing to do in Thailand is to experience the floating market.
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4. Taiwan
This is the most friendly country that I ever visited. You should visit this country to experience warmest Taiwanese and the beautiful scenery from the nouth to the south of the country.
This is also one of the country that I would like to revisit.
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Here's another 5 selected cities in Asia that I plan to visit in future:
Siam Reap, Cambodia
Beijing, China
Kyoto, Japan
Seoul, South Korea
New Delhi, India

Don't know how to plan your trip to Asia? Scare to travel to a new country? You may find some useful guides on travel in Asia from the links below:

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My story with the cheapest Michelin 1 Star Chicken Rice @ Chinatown, Singapore.

I was so surprised when I watched the Singapore TV news about the hawker center chicken rice had awarded Michelin 1 star.
I told my mum beside me, "Hey, we ate this chicken rice last year!!!"
During that time, this chicken rice stall is already well known in Chinatown.

When I have a daytrip to Singapore, most of the time I will pack some food from Malaysia.
One of my trip last year with my friends, we decided to have a rest and eating our lunch in Chinatown Complex..
This is my first time eating in Chinatown Complex.
I remember when I just step into the complex, there are so many food stalls, selling variety of foods. You can find anything you want.
I was walking around and thinking the food I would like to eat. ( It's easy to get lost as it's big and full of food stalls)
Even if you want to eat chicken rice, there are so many chicken rice stalls for you to choose, with different style and different price.
I decided to choose a stall which look popular, by searching the longest queue in front of the stall.
I found this chicken rice stall, which have the super long queue.
Wondering the reason, I start to follow the queue.
The first thing that amaze me about this chicken rice stall is the price.
S$ 2 for a plate of chicken rice!!! This is so far the cheapest meal I can find in the whole complex.
After the long wait, I got my chicken rice.
Well, to be honest, I don't find it very special or very tasty.
It's just a normal chicken rice, which using white rice with soy sauce instead of oily rice, don't have cucumbers or any vegetable.
Portion is good, chicken is tender, sauce is good, soup is not salty.
One of the weirdest thing is the beans- which normally don't serve with chicken rice.

After few months from the last trip, I have a daytrip to Singapore again. This time with my mum. I told my mum about this cheap S$2 chicken rice in Chinatown and she decided to try this chicken rice.
This is my second time having this chicken rice.
Still, the queue in front of the stall is the longest in Chinatown complex.
The chicken rice is still nice.
At least fill my stomach with full of satisfaction.
Overall, I tried this chicken rice twice before this chicken rice stall awarded with Michelin 1 star.

Well, many people may wonder how a hawker stall food can be awarded with Michelin 1 star.
If the locals introduce the food in Singapore to a foreigner, normally they may proud of their Hainainese Chicken Rice.
However, this 1 star Micelin Chicken rice is not even a Hainainse Chicken rice.
I would say this is one of the inspiration story to everyone who underestimate your potential ability. If you put in effort, you will receive your reward.
Michelin restaurant may sound like you can only find in those high class,expensive, fine dining restaurants.
Now, you can find in Singapore Hawker centre, which is affordable by everyone. You can taste the food with Michelin 1 star with affordable price.

"Golden rule of life: never underestimate!"

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle
Chinatown Complex
Smith Street Food Centre
Blk 335 Smith Street
Singapore 050335
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (DT Line, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun: 10am - 8pm
(Closed on Wed)

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[August Happening] Stand By Me Charity Orchestra

Cancer is one of the top 3 leading causes of death in Malaysia.
It's no surprise that each of us knows at least a friend or a family member who has been afflicted with cancer.
It's truly heartbroken if you ever meet a child with cancer.
This year, Junior Chamber International Petaling Jaya will be organized a charity event, “Stand By Me Charity Orchestra”, to raise fund to support Childhood Cancer through UMMC Childhood Cancer Trust Fund.
Enjoy the music and doing the charity in the same time!!! This is the event you should not miss this weekend.

The concert will be held at Shah Alam Royal Theater on 6 Aug 2016(Saturday).

The objective of this meaningful event is to:
1.      Provide platform for community to support the families of leukemia patients
2.      To raise fund for underprivileged cancer patients to cover their medical expenses and get proper treatment.
3.      to create awareness of leukemia cancer

The ticket can be purchased at or call 0392228811.

Do support this concert this weekend!!!

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The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. Dalai Lama

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#AltheaTurns1 Birthday Celebration !!!!

Do you using any beauty product from South Korea? It's getting popular and common to use South Korea brand beauty product in our daily care and makeup.
Almost all the girls will have at least one beauty product from South Korea brand.
Some popular brands might able to get it in the shopping mall and outlet such as Laneige, The Face Shop, Skinfood, Innisfree....etc...
However, there are still many brands which is still hardly find in store, but having good quality and high recommendation from the user.
Moreover, you may have the risk of getting a fake product or in a higher price.

Now, no worry about all the problems above. There is a online platform, which you have the best price and  100% authentic, and the products will shipping all over from South Korea( Free Shipping over RM150).
Althea ( ) is the wonderful shopping land where you can get your trendy Korean exclusive beauty products.
Well, this post is gonna be very "pink"~~~~ because~~~
It's birthday celebration for Althea!!!!  #AltheaTurns1

Althea is going to celebrate its birthday with all the K-beauty fans, starting from today !!!! Few things you must not miss:

1st :  Free Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit
For orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last.

Well, here's my pinkish birthday box~~~ Faster place your order to get one too~~~

The delivery is fast, less than 10days after I placed my order ( even including the public holiday). So, it's not just the box is pink, even the packaging is also pink and full of birthday feel. 

2nd : Free Goodies for first 1,500 shoppers
Full-size beauty products. While stocks last. 

3th : Birthday Giveaway. Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% REBATE!
Rebate will be credited into your account once order is completed. 

4th : #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest
- Got your Althea party kit? think creative and celebrate the birthday with Althea. 
- Write the birthday wish to Althea with #altheaturns1 and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers from Althea! 
- Prizes total worth KRW10,000,000 (RM35k) to be won.
- Contest starts from 20th July - 15th August, 2016.

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Trip to Australia #1-- Guides before departure

It's another achievement unlocked last year. I went to a continent, a country, a city that I never been. Australia, one of my dream country to visit.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

There are few thing you gonna do before you depart. Here I compile a check list for all the traveler who interested to visit Australia.

1. Flight
The duration of flight from Singapore to Sydney is approximately around 6-7 hours. There are quite a few budget flights can be chosen, such as Airasia, Scoot..etc. As I observe, there are promotions offered cheaper fares during the winter season in Australia.

2. Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)
All visitors except citizens of New Zealand, require a visa in advance to step into Australia.
If you are visiting Australia for holiday of less than three months, there are different type of visa for different nationality.
For Malaysian, you need Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).
An ETA is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia, and is accessible by airlines, travel agents and Australian border agencies. It's required that you obtain an ETA if you intend to travel to Australia.
To apply ETA, you can either go to their government's official website to apply online

or you can go to some travel agency, which you just need to present your passport and flight tickets.
Different agency have different charge on processing your ETA. Normally the fee charge is cheaper than you applied yourself through the official website. I found out the fees charge is different for different agency. I applied through Yusza ( The charge is RM20 ( November 2015)

3. Accommodation
Depend on the area you visit, the accommodation in city will be expensive. You may choose backpacker hostel, which is a more budget option. Check throughout the hotel/hostel booking website on all the facilities they have. The review from the previous visitor is important for you to judge the hotel/hostel.
p/s: I visited Sydney and I stayed in hostel near King Cross area.

4. Money
It's more convenient to change sufficient amount of Australia Dollar before depart. As usual common travel tip, try to avoid changing money in airport, because rate is not good.

5. Packing list
-During a travel, you may walk more than usual. A pair of  good shoes is important for your comfortable.
-Besides that, even during the summer, the weather is a bit unpredictable. Sometime might rain.  Remember prepare a suitable cloth for the weather change.
-Do remember to bring the adapter plug.Socket in Australia look like this:

-Another thing is what you can bring in to Australia. Try to avoid bringing food. If you bring, remember to declare and write down in the immigration card. You may check this website on the thing you can bring in to Australia. Fresh food are normally not allowed.
- Once you arrive your accommodation, just request a free city map from them. Normally all hotel/hostel have the free map.

Koala ,WILDLIFE Sydney Zoo

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Calling all the Beatles fans!!! Let celebrate the music of the Beatles this month

I think everyone should know who is Beatles~~~~
The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960, with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Their songs are well known all over the world, such as Hey Jude, Yellow Submarine, I want to hold your hand, She loves you, All you need is love....etc~~
Even nowaday to watch the performance from real Beatles is almost impossible, there is a group of people try to compile the most classic Beatles' songs into a musical show.
Annerin Productions brings you the show that you never got to see The Beatles ever perform.
International sensation LET IT BE  has been seen by over 2 million people worldwide and is jam-packed with over forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits.
The tours are finally come to Malaysia this month!!!!

14th – 17th July 2016
3.30pm (Sat & Sun) & 8.30pm (Thurs, Fri & Sat)
CAT 4 RM98, CAT 3 RM138, CAT 2 RM268, CAT 1 RM338, VIP RM398, VVIP RM588
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For all the readers here, here's the good news for you

You can get one free ticket for every purchase of two tickets. Just use the promo code


Duration of promotion: from now until 10th July
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What are you waiting for?? Don't miss this chance to experience the wonderful musical live show directed by LONDON’S WEST END & BROADWAY

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Visit to By Grace, Trus @ Johor Bahru

Ice cream is one of the popular desserts to have in the all year hot weather country such as Malaysia.
Nowadays, ice cream is not just as simple served as a cone or a cup, and the flavour is not just limit to vanilla and chocolate.

By Grace, Trus ,which is one of the soft-served ice cream specialized in JB. Basically, soft-served is ice cream that is softer than the normal ice cream as the machine incorporates more air and doesn’t allow the ice cream to harden as much. Texture of soft-served ice cream will be smooth.
The location is just in the the old town of JB, walking distance from Tan Hiok Nee Culture Street.

The shop sells Earl Grey ice cream with different toppings. It can be served in cup or cone.
The fragrance of Earl grey melted on your tongue nicely. It's not very sweet. Ice cream is soft and made of fresh milk.
The owner spent time to try different ingredients to be used to match with the Earl Grey ice cream.
Most of the ingredients are made by themselves, and some even bring back from overseas.

One of the latest, unique flavour of topping- Sakura, which is the ingredients bring back from Japan. The pinkish sakura sherbet having a taste of little salty and sweet in the same time. It's my 1st time trying a sakura flavour ice cream, quite interesting~~

Personally, I like the Uji Matcha topping. Matcha powder is one of the ingredients which the owner need to bring back from Japan.
This cup of ice cream will not going to be just ice cream. It's actually full of surprise with all these topping ingredients--Matcha rice crisp, Matcha ice cream, Genmaicha espuma, Matcha ganache, and Matcha tulipe cookies in a cup, and not forget match with the Earl Grey ice cream.
It's very appealing for every toppings, both the look and the taste.

Can ice cream be an healthier dessert? With this topping, I believe it changes our perception on ice cream. Osmanthus topping with dried longan muffin, goji berries, osmanthus charcoal ice cream, rice crispies pop and osmanthus&goji berry jelly.

This is also another popular topping in shop- Tiramisu, with espresso meringue, mascarpone espuma, feuilletine, coffee jelly, and coffee ice cream. As you can see from the cup, all the ingredients are nicely arranged with layers.

Caramel topping-- with caramel espuma, pumpkin seeds,salted caramel ice cream, and caramel candies!

The chocolate flavour consists of 75% dark chocolate ,ganache, espuma, feuilletine and rice crispies. It's well suited for those who don't like sweet chocolate. 

All the toppings will match with the Earl Grey ice cream as a base. Overall, the choice of ingredients are detailed and the best quality is used. The price may a bit more than other soft served ice cream, but it's worth the price.

More information:
Address: 9, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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