Business Travels: Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

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Due to the fact that I have a particular client in Johor, I travel down quite often and i’ve always stayed at the same place as I love the rooms and service provided (the door man recognises my face by now). The hotel is about 30mins away from Senai Airport on days without traffic. There’s a KFC just across the street and a McDonalds down the road. So location-wise, it’s pretty strategic. It’s also just a 5-10mins drive to the Immigration Checkpoint where you can cross over to Singapore which is also adjacent to two large shopping malls, Johor Bahru City Square and Komtar JBCC (home to brands such as H&M, Uniqlo, Padini, Vinci, Daiso, and many others). Continue reading

Marjorina Cafe

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I say it’s about time for Kajang to have its fair share of hipster cafes too! This pleasant coffee shop is located in Taman Prima Saujana tucked in between a row of shop houses just in front of Giant Kajang.

Like most hipster cafes it’s menu is catered towards the brunch or dessert crowd. We ordered the lemon cheese mille crepe (RM13), strawberry custard pie (RM14) and hazelnut latte (RM11).

The lemon cheese mille crepe was really good! The lemon taste wasn’t too strong and just nice and mild which goes well with the light taste of the cream. The strawberry custard pie was unfortunately quite dry and the taste was just alright. The hazelnut latte on the other hand was pretty good and up to expectations as far as hipster cafes go.

In terms of design, one feature that stands out is this lovely hand-drawn mural on their wall. Other than the hand-painted drawings, the cafe is decked out in industrial-like tables and chairs which adds on to its’ quirky design. They also play some nice soft music in the background which makes it a good place to chat and relax. It also wasn’t too crowded when we went there despite being a weekend (we went on a Sunday afternoon).

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Location:
Marjorina Cafe
C-35-GB, Jalan Prima Saujana 2/E,
Seksyen 2, Taman Prima Saujana,
43000 Kajang, Selangor

Contact number: +6012-488 3644
Email: marjorinacafe@gmail.com
Social Media: Facebook || Instagram

 

 

Downtown in Johor

Headed down to Johor for the first time in either my entire life or a REALLY long time because I don’t recall ever stepping foot here (have always just flew over it lol). So anyway, I took a trip down here with my family for pure shopping at the one and only Johor Premium Outlet (JPO).

We visited during the first day of CNY itself and didn’t exactly have much time to plan for the trip as it was quite a spontaneous decision (less than a week ago). Unsurprisingly all the good hotels were snapped up and since we didn’t wanna splurge too much on the hotel room anyway, we decided to find an affordable yet good one in Kulai (more money for shopping kay!). After hearing some pretty good reviews from TripAdvisor, we decided on Creator Hotel (previously named Kulai City Inn). It’s a budget hotel but before you imagine tiny dingy shady-looking rooms, it’s actually quite a pleasant place with its little quirky art pieces around the whole place.

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The Lobby Areapic6Check out the cute reindeer :3

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This is an eco-friendly place so there’s like an educational screening on environmental tips and facts at the waiting area. And also check out my environmental-friendly room slippers. So cute!

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I got the deluxe room which was all white and pretty big (And yes those were all the goodies we brought back from JPO). Upon check out they also gave us some souvenirs. I got 3 of these plush bunnies! :3

Only downside is that there’s nothing much to do (within walking distance) from the hotel. But if you have a car and plan to drive out then there’s definitely not a prob. It’s also really close to JPO which is about 15 mins drive. They also offer free shuttle service to JPO or Lego Land (around 30 mins away). So it definitely was really convenient in my case. Overall it was a good stay considering the price we paid for and would definitely consider again if i’m back in town. P.S: I’ll be blogging about my JPO goodies in my next post!