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Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel, Johor Bahru

There is a Night market or Pasar Malam that is worth visiting when you are in Johor Bahru. The night market operates along the small road just opposite KSL Mall & Hotel on every Monday.

A good time to visit this Pasar Malam is from 5pm in the afternoon. Of course you can visit it in the night; but do note that some of the food items were sold out even before early evening. This was because some vendors brought in limited stock of their items and once it was sold out, they simply packed up.

Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.
Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.

You can get almost everything here under the sun and moon. Lots of different food to choose – both cooked and uncooked. Interesting items that I saw  includes live fishes, fresh vegetables, fruits, fancy stationery, Chinese Dim Sum, organic insect repellent spray, clothes for children and ladies, computer accessories, etc.

Street food near KSL Mall
Street food near KSL Mall

The Pasar Malam gets very crowded in the early evening. Therefore be alert and keep an eye on your wallets and handbags. Bring along a backpack if you intend to do some serious shopping. I saw many aunties dragging their trolleys as though going to the wet market.

Chinese traditional Kueh.
Chinese traditional Kueh.

Personally, the most interesting thing about this night market was the wide variety of food that you could buy. You can have a starter, main course and desert all along the narrow street.

Variety of Coffee beans
Variety of Coffee beans

I have chosen to stay at KSL Hotel during my visit to this Pasar Malam. I think it was very convenient and relaxing. Once my backpack was full of items that I bought,  I went back to my hotel room and emptied it. Within minutes, I was back at the Pasar Malam again.

Chinese New Year cookies.
Chinese New Year cookies.

Do visit this night market / pasar malam that is located near to KSL Mall  & Hotel, it is definitely a worthwhile trip.

Food prepared on the spot when you order.
Food prepared on the spot when you order.
Traditional peanut kueh.
Traditional peanut kueh.
You order, they prepare it on the spot.
You order, they prepare it on the spot.
So many plastic water bottles.
So many plastic water bottles.
Bak Chang or dumplings.
Bak Chang or dumplings.
Popiah
Popiah
Fresh Vegetables
Fresh Vegetables
Sea Coconuts
Sea Coconuts
Fresh fruits
Fresh fruits
This is the garbage bag placed on the street.
This is the garbage bag placed on the street.
Delicious Roast Duck
Delicious Roast Duck
I think this is sea cucumber.
I think this is sea cucumber.
Chinese Dim Sum
Chinese Dim Sum
Many Dim Sum items to choose.
Many Dim Sum items to choose.
Dim sum that is piping hot.
Dim sum that is piping hot.
Snacks
Snacks
Rows and rows of Kuehs.
Rows and rows of Kuehs.
Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.
Night Market / Pasar Malam near KSL Mall & Hotel.
Traditional Hakka food.
Traditional Hakka food.

 

Chrysanthemums – Gardens By the Bay

Last week, I went to Gardens By the Bay to view the floral the display of  Chrysanthemums  flowers. I was amazed by the different types and the colorful spread of  Chrysanthemum  flowers spread throughout the garden. There were literally thousands of colorful Chrysanthemum flowers for my eyes to feast on. Truly a worthwhile trip.

Most of us know that Chrysanthemum flowers are used to make delicious Chrysanthemum tea; which I drink regularly to cool down in this hot weather. I also drink  Chrysanthemum tea with honey when I am having a flu – very effective cure for flu and sore throat. Now I also know ( learn) that Chrysanthemum plants are effective in reducing air pollution and improve air quality.

Green Chrysanthemums
Green Chrysanthemums
White Chrysanthemums
White Chrysanthemums
One of my favorite - Red Chrysanthemums.
One of my favorite – Red Chrysanthemums.
Yellow Chrysanthemums
Yellow Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums - in assortment of colors
Chrysanthemums – in assortment of colors
I wonder if all Chrysanthemum flowers can be made into tea.
I wonder if all Chrysanthemum flowers can be made into tea.
Chrysanthemums - Gardens by the Bay
Chrysanthemums – Gardens by the Bay
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Helpful Information
Chrysanthemum Flowers
Chrysanthemum Flowers
Chrysanthemum Flowers
Chrysanthemum Flowers
Chrysanthemums - Gardens by the Bay
Chrysanthemums – Gardens by the Bay
Literally thousands of Chrysanthemum flowers in this floral display.
Literally thousands of Chrysanthemum flowers in this floral display.
Chrysanthemums - Gardens by the Bay
Chrysanthemums – Gardens by the Bay
Chrysanthemums - Gardens by the Bay
Chrysanthemums – Gardens by the Bay
Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums - Gardens by the Bay
Chrysanthemums – Gardens by the Bay
Chrysanthemums - Gardens by the Bay
Chrysanthemums – Gardens by the Bay

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Do visit this Chrysanthemum floral display at Gardens by the Bay, it is definitely worth your time.