29 September 2014

Kukup Ayer Masin Holiday Resort 海上冷气度假屋 (龟咯咸水港)

Where to stay in Kukup?
I was privileged to visit Kukup Ayer Masin Holiday Resort on a weekend and took some photos to share. The resort is very spacious and consists of a combination of 4 stilt houses and a multi-purpose hall. Each stilt house could accommodate about 10 to 20+ persons. It will be a good choice for organising team bonding activities at this resort as it could accommodate about 100 persons.
There is also a big space in front of the houses where we park our bikes.
 During sunset, the view at the resort is beautiful.

 Once you reached Kukup and usually after lunch, the resort will arrange for the ferry to transport you to the accommodation. Alternatively, you could also take a stroll there.
Each stilt house contains at least 3 bedrooms and what I do like about the room is that they each comes with the bathroom en suite.
 During the stay at the resort, have some mahjong sessions.
 An open concept KTV room! 
Even the kitchen is spacious too.
You could also enjoy fishing at the resort.
When the night comes, enjoy the fireworks or light up the Kong Ming lanterns.

Time to pamper yourself! 
Inform the person-in-charge that you are interested in the body massage or foot reflexology.
(Fees are paid separately.)
Manicure and Pedicure are also available at the resort, just inform the person-in-charge that you are interested in these services. (Fees are paid separately.)
Keen to order the Crystal Jelly? They'll have them ready for you.
  Home Made Bakery is also available which includes Kueh Lapis, Crispy Almond, Chocolate Almond Cookies, Traditional Pandan Kaya, etc.
 Getting something special? Buy the Durian Heong Peah.
The resort provides transportation from Singapore to Kukup at a minimum of 10 pax. 
The place is ideal for family gathering and some quality bonding time together. I'd suggest making reservation with the resort as early as 1 to 2 months ahead. The peak period is usually end of the year.
Contact the Resort to make your booking now!

Where exactly is it located?

No. 79, Ayer Masin, Kukup, Pontian Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +6012 754 2144 (Hom Boon Kok) / +6016 745 7997 (Koh Bee Hwa) / +607 6960504 (Direct owner, no agent)

24 September 2014

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot 海底捞火锅 (Clarke Quay)

I heard that the service at Hai Di Lao Hot Pot is superb, so I went to try their hot pot.
While waiting for your table, you can fold some paper cranes, pamper yourself by having manicure or have some snacks.
Being a little kiasu, I called to make reservation. Their service is really good, they even ask whether I need special request for baby chair.

How to get there?
Address: 3D River Valley Road #02-04 Clarke Quay Singapore
Tel: +656337 8626 / +656337 8627

By Car -
  • Along River Valley Road, turn into Tan Tye Place and park at Clarke Quay Carpark or park at nearby Zirca Mega Club
  • Alternatively park at Liang Court or The Central and walk over

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 04222 (Clarke Quay Stn) - Bus No. 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 190, 197, 851, 961 (Walk to the bridge via Tew Chew Street, it's faster)
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 04211 (Clarke Quay) - Bus No. 32, 54, 195

Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay (10 minutes walk)
From Clarke Quay MRT Station, walk towards and cross the Read Bridge. From there, turn right and walk about 5 minutes and you'll see the entrance.

Opening hours
Daily from 10.30am to 6am

Choose the food items using iPad, however you'll still need to engage the staff to place orders.
Before you begin, they'll give you the plastic holder for handphone and the wipe for glasses. 
Sauces are available at S$4 per person
Usually, I mix the Sesame paste with sesame oil, garlic, sesame seeds and spring onions.
And also chilli with soya sauce!
Chicken Soup + Seafood Soup (S$20)
Black Pork (S$12)
We ordered 3 sets of the Black Pork!
Pork Belly (S$14), Pork Balls (S$10), Golden Mushroom (S$6)
Baby Squid (S$12)
Let's start!
And if you order Ramen, the staff will "perform" the handmade noodles on the spot.

Recently, we went to HaiDiLao. Their menu allows us to select 4 types of soup bases.
The staff politely asked if we wanted the HaiDiLao special sauce and she mixed it for us.
Drinks are charged at S$3 per person.
Service Charge of 10% and GST of 7% apply
The total bill was about S$106 for 4 persons, depending on what you order.

Other outlets
313 Orchard Road, 313@Somerset #04-23/24 Singapore 238895
Opens daily from 10.30am to 6am

IMM 2 Jurong East Street 21 #03-01 Singapore 609601
Opens daily from 10.30am to 4am

Check out their outlets at HaiDiLao Website

*Updated as at 9 Feb 2016

16 September 2014

Ganofarm Home Stay (Tanjung Sepat)

Where to stay in Tanjung Sepat?
Ganofarm Home Stay is located within Tanjung Sepat and we chose this place for our accommodation as it is near to the places where we would like to visit. Moreover, there's a restaurant just right within Ganofarm Home Stay which you could have a beer and relax by having karaoke session.

What was not so convenient for us would be the non-opening hours of the reception counter during the night time. If you do have queries, you'd have to wait till the next day to check with the staff. Overall, our stay was a pleasant one.
The staff will provide you with the Tanjung Sepat map when you check-in.
You could visit the popular places on the map.
How to get there?
Address: Lot 700, Jalan Laut Membiru, Taman Pelangi, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor Malaysia.
Tel: +603 319 75600

Website: http://www.ganofarm.com
We booked the room with 2 Queen size beds that could accommodate up to 4 persons.
The bathroom is a little space constraint.
In the early morning around 7am, take a walk around the area and you could find some food stalls open for business. 
I queued for the chicken rice which costs RM2.

Where else have I been in Tanjung Sepat?

10 September 2014

東屋 Azmaya Japanese Restaurant (Robertson Quay)

Shabu Shabu Time! Masami recommended us to have Shabu Shabu Pork Buffet with her at Azmaya. The restaurant was having a promotion when we first visited the place. And for the second time, we bought the coupon from Qoo10.sg at about S$20 for All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Shabu Shabu with Ala Carte Buffet and Free Flow of drinks. Worth!
How to get there?
Address: 30 Robertson Quay #01-12/13 Singapore 238251
Tel: +656737 6863
Azmaya Facebook

By Car -
  • Park along Unity Street (kerbside carpark lots) or turn into Merbau Road and park at Robertson Quay Hotel
  • Alternatively, park along Mohamed Sultan Road (kerbside carpark lots) or park at Robertson Walk

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 04321/ 04329 (Shell Hse/ Opp Shell Hse) - Bus No. 64, 123, 143
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 06169/ 06161 (River Pl Condo/ Blk 2) - Bus No. 51, 64, 123, 186

Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay (10-15 minutes walk)

Opening hours
Mon to Thurs, Sun: 5pm to 1am
Fri & Sat: 5pm to 4am
Pork Shabu Shabu Special Buffet!
Salted Cabbage
Taste the cabbage with a little bit of sauce (salt and black pepper)
Special Salad
Spicy Cucumber
Crispy and little spicy!
Ponzu and Sesame sauce
I prefer to dip the meat in the sesame sauce. Delish!
Putting all the vegetables into the pot and let's start our Shabu Shabu!
Shabu Shabu Time!
We had a great time chatting and enjoyed having Shabu Shabu. Oishii~