Tuesday, July 08, 2014

1-Day Johor Bahru Durian Buffet Trip - WW


I went on a 1-day trip to Yong Peng together with 160 residents from Mountbatten Constituency one Sunday. We assembled at Katong Community Centre before leaving at 6.45 am.

The organizers chartered 4 buses. Both the Immigration and Customs checkpoints of Singapore and Malaysian were crowded on a weekend. There were long queues at each counter. It took us quite a while to clear immigration.


Once we cleared immigration, we went to a coffee shop in Gelang Patah for our breakfast. I ordered a bowl of Pontian Bak Kut Teh (RM10). Food prices are comparable to Singapore's.

The Malaysian tour guide said this town was built to cater to Singaporeans. It was a sleepy village and houses cost RM 30000 each, now each house sells for RM 300000 and above. The many landed houses look new and nice.

Business is good for the shop owners during weekends when Singaporeans drive in for seafood, massage and grocery shopping. It's my first time to Gelang Patah.

gelang patah

After breakfast, we proceed to Yong Peng which is about an hour's drive away.

Places we visited :
1.     Traditional Foochow noodle factory
2.     Local products supermarket for shopping
3.     Durian plantation for durian buffet
4.     Organic vegetable farm
5.     Swiftlet House and edible bird's nest production
6.     1 hour shopping in a mall
7.     8-course dinner at a halal restaurant

We returned to Singapore after dinner and reached Singapore around 11pm. A long and tiring day for us.


  1. Replies
    1. Yes, CC and RC. During durian season, there are organized durian trips to Malaysia. :)

  2. Sounds like a very nice excursion, except the paper stuff at the check points !

    1. Had a lovely fun trip. Dislike the queues at the checkpoints.

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    1. Most of them are elderly residents. The queues at the checkpoint are horrendous.

  4. Looked like you had a long day ;-(

    Have a tanfabulous week ;-)

  5. I would not do so well with such a large group of people. I prefer enjoying outings with only husband. However, it sounds like you had a good time and that's all that matters. Happy WW!

  6. Sounds like you had a great time! Happy WW my friend :)