Hello my chewy chewy friends! It’s finally Friday! 😀 Just to share with you, my company organized two trips to Johor Bahru over two consecutive Saturdays in July. The response was overwhelming for the first trip, so the recreation committee decided to have another one the following week. I was trying hard to contain my excitment when I saw the words “Eat All You Can Durian Buffet Feast“.
There were limited spaces so we had to go through a balloting process and I managed to get misstamchiak to join me on this one day trip! We enjoyed subsidized rates of $20 for me and $35 for her, which included transportation, organic farm visit, lunch, durian buffet and dinner! There were about 40 of us but I couldn’t really recognize anyone because they were from other entities and departments. Kinda like joining a tour group and it didn’t feel like a company thing for me if you get what I mean 😛
I woke up at 4.30am that morning because we were supposed to set off at around 6.45am. We were very hungry by the time we crossed customs and reached our first stopover for breakfast!
Honestly, Maureen felt like a big sister because she took care of me throughout the trip! It was probably also due to the fact that I had *just* recovered from sore throat, or maybe not quite. Wasn’t feeling very well actually. I guai guai sat there while Maureen went to order our food.
Must take photos before we eat. It’s a ritual for us of course. Not using DSLR also nevermind.
We shared dim sum too! If I didn’t remember wrongly, it works up to about $3.30 for these 3. Cheap cheap!
After an hour’s bus journey, we reached our next stop. Zenxin Organic Park is the first opened-to public organic farm in Malaysia, combining educational and recreational purposes.
This scenic 100-acre park mainly composes of greenhouse area (vegetable farm) and a dragon fruit farm. Other crops consist of tropical fruits such as passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, etc. More than 100 types of herbs can also be found.
Can you believe it? This is a dragon fruit tree! Yup look closely and you will be able to see the fruit that’s being wrapped in the blue plastic bag.
Maybe I should be a farmer and work in a Happy Farm someday! Haha 😛
Oooooh~ Just look at ’em long ones. Lol!
Looking at this gorgeous sunflower brightens up one’s mood immediately! 😀
The sun was shining right into my eyes but I couldn’t leave without taking a photo with the sunflower 😛
Wispy clouds like cotton candy against a bright blue sky, lovely plants and greenery, and fresh clean air!
These rabbits are just too adorable and there are so many of them!
Another shot of Zenxin Organic Park.
Heart-shaped leaves! For misterchewy~~ 😛
Another stopover at Yong Peng. Nothing much for me to buy. My parents-in-law are coffee drinkers so I bought green tea coffee for them.
A different type of huat kueh!
And finallyyyy, it was time for durians! 😀
The tour guide suggested that we should grab a bit of food because durians are gassy and we shouldn’t be eating them on an empty stomach. But I don’t understand why they had to serve fried beehoon and curry chicken?! Curry chicken + durians sound like a very heaty and deadly combination.
We took 4 small durians but one was totally inedible la. The durian meat had already hardened!
Can you see the joy on our faces? Overall, it was a very fun durian buffet experience!
All that was left when everyone cleared the area. LOL.
We were given about 2 hours to shop at Tebrau City Shopping Centre! The mall is quite huge but nothing really caught my fancy. Bought two pairs of berms for misterchewy! I bet they would cost me at least double of what I paid if I were to go to Bugis or Far East Plaza.
I first had my very first Hokkaido cake when my MIL bought them back when she went to JB and that was quite some time back. I recalled eating one immediately after taking it out from the refrigerator. Surprisingly, it was still very soft and moist!
Dinner was included too! But the food wasn’t appetizing at all..
I wonder when would my next trip to JB be! Dressed in t-shirt, shorts and flip flops. Left my dslr and iPad at home for obvious reasons. We were so afraid that we would be robbed or abducted if we brought them along. Haha! Alrighty~ Have a lovely weekend everyone!