August 29, 2018

Exploring Kluang, Johor : You Can Do All of This for 3 Days 2 Nights!

Kluang, Johor, Malaysia

There are 10 districts in Johor, and I would say we conquer one of them, Kluang. Nuriy and I came here for a personal reason but, that doesn't stop us to explore the things to do in Kluang. Here are 9 spots that we discover during our 3 days 2 nights adventure!


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A very great cafe to visit in Kluang! Get the details below~

1. Extreme Boutique Hotel ๐Ÿจ

Since we are going out the whole day, I was just thinking about an accommodation that caters our needs like a bed, or maybe a free breakfast. It was more than that we arrived at this hotel, they provide free parking and iron too! Just, make sure to bring your toiletries as they only provide soap and shampoo.


Extreme Boutique Hotel Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Available hangers in a hotel is a plus when you needed it the most.
Extreme Boutique Hotel Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
The bed is quite comfy to sleep with.
MORE DETAILS ON:
โ„น️ Extreme Boutique Hotel
๐Ÿ“ No 2, Jalan Intan, 1/1 Taman Intan, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.
๐Ÿ•ฐ 24-hour front desk

2. Gwee Lek Ikan Asam Pedas ๐Ÿฒ

Whenever I went to travel, research is a must! But honestly, there aren't many blogs that cover about Kluang so, johorkaki is the one that recommends Gwee Lek Ikan Asam Pedas. They are really popular with asam pedas fish head, so make sure to give that a try!

I would say the asam pedas here is really different, as you can taste the sourness and spiciness at the same time. But, our winner is not the asam pedas but the steam egg. If you mix the steam egg, some asap pedas sauce, and rice, it will be a pleasant culinary experience!



Gwee Lek Ikan Asam Pedas KLUANG JOHOR Curitan Aqalili
This place is spacious and I can say a regular customer is coming over a few times.
Gwee Lek Ikan Asam Pedas KLUANG JOHOR Curitan Aqalili
Asam Pedas Isi - RM 10.00
Gwee Lek Ikan Asam Pedas KLUANG JOHOR Curitan Aqalili
Sayur Bayam - RM 6.00
Gwee Lek Ikan Asam Pedas KLUANG JOHOR Curitan Aqalili
Steamed Egg - RM 3.00
MORE DETAILS ON:
โ„น️ Gwee Lek Ikan Asam Pedas 
๐Ÿ“ 67, Jalan Lim Swee Sim, Taman Kluang Baru, 86000 Kluang, Johor.
๐Ÿ•ฐ Mon-Sun (11.30 AM - 3.00 PM, 5.30 PM - 9.30 PM)

3. Kluang Street Art ๐Ÿ“ธ

If you want to know the iconic symbol of Kluang, visit this street art. You will notice that there are a lot of mural showcases the train, Kluang Man and local coffee. I would say you wouldn't be bored by the 100-meter artsy street! Make sure to bring friends with you and take tons of photo.


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100-meter full of 3D Street Art
Kluang Street Art Johor Curitan Aqalili
Climb with Kluang Man!
Kluang Street Art Johor Curitan Aqalili
This corner is a summary of our love for food.

Kluang Street Art Johor Curitan Aqalili
One of my favorite artist at Kluang street art.
MORE DETAILS ON:
โ„น️ Kluang Street Art 
๐Ÿ“ 25, Jalan Merdeka, Kampung Masjid Lama, 86000 Kluang, Johor.
๐Ÿ•ฐ 24-hour
๐Ÿš— Google Maps, 8 min drive from Gwee Lek Ikan Asam Pedas (Park at the designated area)





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An artist painting the word ‘Kluang’ on the wall of Jalan Teoh Siew Khor during the Kluang Kreatif 1020 programme.
An artist painting the word ‘Kluang’ on the wall of Jalan Teoh Siew Khor during the Kluang Kreatif 1020 programme.
KLUANG: In an effort to beautify areas in the city, the local council organized a programme where several local artists painted 3D murals on the wall of Jalan Teoh Siew Khor here.
Kluang Municipal Council (MPK) president Ismail Abu said the Kluang Kreatif 1020 programme, which was an ongoing project for the whole year, was aimed to add more attractions to the city.
“There are at least 24 murals on the wall in that area which include a painting of the city’s iconic symbol, the Kluang train,” he said.
Ismail said the council has allocated RM20,000 for the project, with most of the paintings based on popular attractions in the city, including the train and the coffee cup (Kopi Kluang).

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2016/05/16/creative-lure-murals-on-100mlong-wall-in-jalan-teoh-siew-khor-the-new-attractions-in-kluang/#yT2isw8L7efWqPGT.99





image: https://www.thestar.com.my/~/media/online/2016/05/15/21/13/mets_sg_1605_jbtlukis110516_pg8_sheila_1.ashx/?w=620&h=413&crop=1&hash=19260BBF911F14590028CC13C0C909266D4DB741
An artist painting the word ‘Kluang’ on the wall of Jalan Teoh Siew Khor during the Kluang Kreatif 1020 programme.
An artist painting the word ‘Kluang’ on the wall of Jalan Teoh Siew Khor during the Kluang Kreatif 1020 programme.
KLUANG: In an effort to beautify areas in the city, the local council organized a programme where several local artists painted 3D murals on the wall of Jalan Teoh Siew Khor here.
Kluang Municipal Council (MPK) president Ismail Abu said the Kluang Kreatif 1020 programme, which was an ongoing project for the whole year, was aimed to add more attractions to the city.
“There are at least 24 murals on the wall in that area which include a painting of the city’s iconic symbol, the Kluang train,” he said.
Ismail said the council has allocated RM20,000 for the project, with most of the paintings based on popular attractions in the city, including the train and the coffee cup (Kopi Kluang).

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2016/05/16/creative-lure-murals-on-100mlong-wall-in-jalan-teoh-siew-khor-the-new-attractions-in-kluang/#yT2isw8L7efWqPGT.99


4. Kafe Kaki Lima ๐Ÿต

The best part about walking is you will find something awesome accidentally. When we were busy looking at the street arts, we have encountered this awesome Kafe Kaki Lima! Honestly, I'm not a big fan of a cafe but this place changes my mind. Been here twice before heading back to Kuala Lumpur and we recommended you to try their Mocha!


Kafe Kaki Lima Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Nuriy totally recommend you to come to this cafe!
Kafe Kaki Lima Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Barista workstation! Zoom in to know about the menu.
Kafe Kaki Lima Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Must try! Avocado Toast - RM7.90
Kafe Kaki Lima Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Hot mocha - RM9, Iced Americano - RM7
 MORE DETAILS ON:
โ„น️ Kafe Kaki Lima
๐Ÿ“ 17e, Jalan Dato Teow Siew Khor, Kampung Masjid Lama, 86000 Kluang, Johor.
๐Ÿ•ฐ Tue-Sun, Closed on Monday (10.00 AM - 6.00 PM)
๐Ÿš— Google Maps, 1 min walk from Kluang Street Arts.

5. Shangrila Ais Kacang ๐Ÿง

Nothing can beat hot weather with an ice cold drink. That's where ABC (Air Batu Campur) or Ais Kacang come in handy. The Shangrila Ais Kacang (mixed ice) was open since 1991 and the majority that came here is local Chinese.

So, the owner Ng Kian Swee is actually surprised that we know about his stall, well thanks to this blog post! If you are planning to come here, let him know that you came from my blog, he even posts our photo here


Shangrila Ais Kacang Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Located at very back of the stall.
Shangrila Ais Kacang Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
They still using an old school way to make ais kacang.
Shangrila Ais Kacang Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Having a talk with the owner, Ng Kian Swee.
Shangrila Ais Kacang Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Cendol - RM 2.50, Ais Kacang - RM 3.00
MORE DETAILS ON:
โ„น️ Shangrila Ais Kacang
๐Ÿ“ A-68, Jalan Panggung, Kampung Masjid Lama, 86000 Kluang, Johor.
๐Ÿ•ฐ Mon-Sun, Closed on Wednesday (11.30 AM - 9.00 PM) 
๐Ÿš— Google Maps10 min drive from Extreme Boutique Hotel

6. UK Farm ๐Ÿ“ธ

Since we came to Kluang for personal reason, here comes one. My friend is married and we need to do a post-photoshoot after their wedding ceremony. Besides being a location for an agriculture project, UK Farm let you get your dream wedding pictures with their authorization.

The road is a bit bumpy but the view is worth to get on. Besides, I heard that they provide accommodation, meal and travel packages at UK Farm too!


UK Farm Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Dreamy spot for wedding pictures.
UK Farm Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Play a kite with an astonishing view from UK Farm.
UK Farm Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Happy moment ☺️ 
UK Farm Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
I'm not sure who's the photoshoot for  ๐Ÿ˜‚
MORE DETAILS ON:
โ„น️ UK Farm
๐Ÿ“ Plot 8, Projek Pertanian Moden Kluang, KM13, Jalan Batu Pahat, 86000 Kluang, Johor.
๐Ÿ•ฐ Mon-Sun (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) 

7. The Original Kluang Station Coffee๐Ÿž

Don't get me wrong, any Kluang Railway Kopitiam franchise is great but it's the best if you visit the original outlet. Located inside the Kluang KTM station, you have to wait for your turn to get that toasted bun and Kluang coffee.

I personally love the environment and the food are really good too! Although it's just a simple toasted kaya and butter bun, the way they prepared is special. Since it was a grill on charcoal, you can get that crunchy soft, melted kaya and butter in just one bite.


The Original Kluang Station Coffee Johor Curitan Aqalili
The original outlet is located inside Kluang KTM Station.
The Original Kluang Station Coffee Johor Curitan Aqalili
List of the menu at the stall, but we recommend you to try...
The Original Kluang Station Coffee Johor Curitan Aqalili
3 layer coffee and tea, Kaya / Butter Bun.
The Original Kluang Station Coffee Johor Curitan Aqalili
Look at the crowd on an early morning.
MORE DETAILS ON:
๐Ÿ“ KTM Kluang, Jalan Station, Kampung Masjid Lama, 86000 Kluang, Johor.
๐Ÿ•ฐ Fri-Wed, Closed on Thursday (7.00 AM - 12.00 PM, 2.30 PM - 6.00 PM) 
๐Ÿš— Google Maps, 6 min drive from Extreme Boutique Hotel

8. Pertubuhan Penganut Dewa Choo Ong Yah (Leng Toh Keng) ๐Ÿ“ธ

Located near Kluang Mall or to be exact in front of Nanyang Kopitiam, you will see a vibrant temple in the area. We actually spotted the temple when we went to Kluang Rail Coffee franchise at Jalan Durian, to buy some Kaya. It was a very welcoming experience and the best part is the guard of the temple tells us a history of the temple, and it has been here since 1966!


Pertubuhan Penganut Dewa Choo Ong Yah (Leng Toh Keng) Kluang Johor Curitan Aqalili
Exquisite door design
Such a friendly temple guard!
Can't stop amaze by this temple design.
This is where praying stuff happened.
MORE DETAILS ON:
๐Ÿ“ No.19, Jalan Durian, 86000 Kluang, Johor.
๐Ÿ•ฐ Daily
๐Ÿš— Google Maps, 3 min drive from The Original Kluang Station Coffee

9. Kluang Coffee Powder Factory ๐Ÿต

Kluang exploration will be complete when you visit the coffee powder factory. If you're a coffee lover, set the appointment to know about the coffee process making. It's free but make sure to be aware of their opening hour!

If you're coming on Sunday like we did. The factory tour is closed but you can grab Kluang coffee as a souvenir and get a taste of white and black coffee!


Kluang Coffee Powder Factory Johor Curitan Aqalili
Kluang Coffee Factory tour is open from Monday till Saturday only! Time may vary.
Kluang Coffee Powder Factory Johor Curitan Aqalili
My haul at Kluang Coffee Powder Factory, a total of RM 40.70.
Kluang Coffee Powder Factory Johor Curitan Aqalili
The factory is closed on Sunday, but they still provide a coffee sample at their cafe.
Kluang Coffee Powder Factory Johor Curitan Aqalili
Get to taste Kluang coffee at their cafe, Brew 1966!
MORE DETAILS ON:
โ„น️ Kluang Coffee Powder Factory
๐Ÿ“ 76 Jalan Besar, 86000 Kluang, Johor.
๐Ÿ•ฐ Retail Department: Mon-Fri (9.00AM - 5.00PM), Sat-Sun (9.00AM - 4.00PM) | Factory Tour: Mon-Fri (9.00AM - 4.00PM), Sat (9.00AM - 1.00PM), Closed on Sun/Public Holiday.
๐Ÿš— Google Maps9 min drive from Extreme Boutique Hotel



It was fun to discover my own country, from Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang and Sabah there are plenty of things more to explore. Let me know what is your favorite place to visit in Malaysia in the comment down below, I would love to know about it!


Kluang Coffee Powder Factory Johor Curitan Aqalili
Once in a while, need to treat yourself with some Kluang Coffee!
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August 24, 2018

I'm a Malaysian Althea Angels!

Althea has been known for their extravaganza in celebrating a birthday. I have seen tons of boxes that they sent to influencer and having a dream receiving them someday. Well, dreams do come true and I have become one of their Althea Angels! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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Althea is a platform that delivers authentic K-Beauty products, and I've been purchasing from them tons of times that including their own brand. So, when I get the opportunity to be one of the Althea Angels, I'm psych because their new collaboration is daebak!

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Pretty Althea Angels boxes!
Pink is synonym with Althea, you will get their pink box and parcel upon (directly from Korea). When I received this welcome gift, I felt really exclusive and thankful to be part of Althea Angels! Let me show you what we have in this boxes. A surprise is coming~

1. Althea Love Letter

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Use this code yea to get 10% OFF.
Nothing can beat a letter from your loved ones and for me, that's included, Althea. I understand that it's a responsibility to be in the community and I want to do very best for it. Therefore, I will try to keep improving taking products photo and write an honest and informative review.

By the way, don't forget to use promo code: ALTHEATURNS3 to get 10% off your purchase. The code will be expired on 30 September 2018, so make sure to use it!

2. Althea Eco-Friendly Bag

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High-quality eco-friendly bag!
I love tote bags and this totally adds to my collections. Can you imagine Althea Angels box can fix into it and other small bags too? Awesome right! Actually, Althea has a promotion that if you buy at a certain amount you will get this bag. I hope that will come back soon if they do grab it while you can.

3. 'Spread Your Wings' Makeup Bag

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A large makeup bag that can fit your makeup and skincare in one go.
All the items in the box is a need for me, I don't have a makeup bag and because of Althea, I received one. Usually, I just use a ziplock bag that I bought from IKEA and voila, travel beg! By the way, this makeup bag can fit both of 'Real Fresh Skin Detoxer' without the box. Spacious!

4. Althea Birthday Miniatures Book

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Take a creative photo with these miniatures and Fly Me To Korea!

Every birthday, Althea surprise us and this year is no exception. They came out with the contest and you win a trip to Korea. If you love to get crafty and creative, I really recommend you to enter 'Fly Me to Korea' contest. Hurry up because it will close on 31st August 2018!

5. 'Spread Your Wings' Hand Mirror

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Cute hand-mirror for travel ✔
This hand mirror is so cute and I should use this often! And it's not heavy at all thus, you can bring it to travel. Well, I think all the items in the box is made for travel and beauty enthusiast in on go! 

6. Althea X Get It Beauty - Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Rose & Green Tea

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Rose or Green Tea? Which one is your choice for this 10-second wash off the mask?

The surprise just keeps on coming to Althea Angels and we get a first hand on Althea X Get It Beauty collaboration! I know right, Get it Beauty is a famous Korea beauty show and this is just too awesome. The best part is with just 10-seconds, you can get either skin refining (Rose) or skin purifying (Green Tea). I have made a short review of it on my Instagram and the full review is COMING SOON! 


Let's share something if you were given a choice. Which items from this box you would like to have? Leave on the comment down below, who knows these items might be yours too! #AltheaAngles

๐Ÿ›’ https://althea.kr/


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Going to review my RM120 haul in a bit!

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