Monday, July 3, 2017


Day 02 of our trip started with breakfast at Old Town White Coffee Basic.

We woke up early and decided to have breakfast outside the hotel instead of eating at the hotel buffet although the price is reasonable we are with kids who don't have big appetite in the morning and also the van will pick-up us around 11:30 am. I wanted to have a tour within Johor Bahru prior to our journey back to Singapore but the time is tight so we just enjoy our breakfast.

The Oldtownown White coffee is known for their white coffee and Malaysian food. Of course our malaysian trip is not complete without tatsing the local malay fod.

Here are some of the food that we ordered:

Old Town Nasi Lemak Classic

Curry Puff

Old Town Curry Mee

Me, Gaby and my Mum enjoying the Nasi Lemak. Its basically similar to our famous tosilog in the Philippines, the chicken taste like tocino (sweet style pork/chicken).

Don't forget to bring home some of  their famous ready mix coffee for your pasalubong. I also ordered curry puff and sandwiches just in case the kids starve in the middle of our journey back to Singapore.

We enjoyed our breakfast in the old town white coffee. Their coffee is superb and one of a kind and a must try once you visit the Johor Bahru. We also enjoyed the food from their nasi lemak, noodles and the curry puff. The price range of their food is very affordable specially their combo meals.

Hope you guys enjoy their coffee same as we do.


Monday, June 26, 2017


After the long tiring day at LEGOLAND and swimming at the infinity pool in Somerset. We decided to have an early dinner. Good thing my mum did the survey of what food to eat as she was left at the hotel when we went to LEGOLAND.

We first had a walk at the famous Puteri Harbour Marina, here you can see yatch park, locals resting from a long day and loads of birds flying about. No wonder it is name as a Jewel of Nusajaya.

We ate at the DINE RESTAURANT AND THE SINGLE CASK BAR because most of their employees are Filipino. Of course we patronize our Kabayan's and support them in any part of the world.

The ambiance is very nice, the ceiling is very high that made the room cool specially to the hot weather in Malaysia. I personally love their whisky room, it has a table and can accommodate 4-6 person. Ideal for small groups and meetings, but it need an advance reservation to use the room.

There is a wide selection of wines some are even age for years.

Knowing the fact its a harbor area, what came to my mind is the seafood marinara. I always hunt for the best tasting seafood pasta. Here are some of the food that we ordered:

Seafood Pasta

Quarter Chicken

Lamb Shank

Sirloin Steak

BLT Burger ( look at the portion of fries )

Carbonara Linguine

Chocolate Lava Cake

Overall the food is good specially the seafood pasta since they adjusted the taste to more sweeter version which Filipino loves. The lamb and steak are very tender and juicy. If in case you order a  burger don't be surprise with the amount of fries included look at my cousin's reaction on the picture. The cocktails are place in a mason jar which is not ideal as it looks small in quantity. What I have notice is their serving time, there are loads of delay with the food but to consider we are 13 in total with different orders so you are forgiven.

I suggest eating to this restaurant if your looking for a western type/comfort food but if your looking for a Malaysian or local food this is not the best place. Price range of their food starts from Php 330 - Php 450, cocktails price Php 150 and the beer cost 400 for 2 pints. I could say the price is reasonable for the location.

Have you ever been to Puteri Harbour what is your best food place? write on the comment below.


Friday, June 9, 2017


Having a LEGO enthusiast son surely you will aim to bring him to LEGOLAND. For a middle class family, its not easy to bring your kids overseas just to enjoy a theme park. It takes a lot preparation and  savings.

Since we arrive early at the hotel, we got the opportunity to sleep and refreshed. But unfortunately I wasn't able to inform the hotel lobby to gave us a call if the shuttle arrive so we took a taxi and paid RM 25.

TIP: Purchase the ticket in advance in Legoland Malaysia website. Check their promotions always as they have different offers. Such as 50% discount on hotels or combo tickets.

Ours I got Combo ticket the Theme Park and Water Park. Its a buy 1 ticket and take 50% discount on the next ticket. Its a big savings for us. Also you have to print your ticket in advance or you could show an electronic ticket once you arrive on the theme park. I have notice there are no queue the whole day when we arrive.

When we arrive we are inform to take the waterpark first because of the weather but we still went to the theme park because knowing the kids once they went to the pool they are unstoppable. We have doubts on going on the theme park afterwards.

 There are loads of Lego figures inside the theme park and you will be amazed because you cant remove it easily. I think they use special glue to bind it.

We started by taking the left side of the theme park where we saw the JUNIOR DRIVING SCHOOL for toddlers and for adults.

Compulsory driving lesson.

The cars are ready and waiting.

Oops! Wrong way.

Bam! You hit the pavements.

Unfortunately the BOATING SCHOOL is close for maintenance.

He find this shark amusing.

In LEGOLAND sometimes they combine Lego to wooden pieces to make it more realistic.

The Shipyard, its basically a place for slides and like a playground.

"That's dad mum, because he is a builder".

Make sure to pass the LOST KINGDOM ADVENTURE and feel like your in ancient Egypt.

One of my son's favorite experience is the NINJAGO RIDE, this is their newest attraction. We are able to watch their ninjago show as well.

Ready to get wet with the DINO ISLAND RIDE. If you are familiar with star city this is very similar. Mind you, you don't have any escape in getting wet on this ride. The drop is very intense that will make your heart pump so hard.

Coolest giraffe ever!

Get the 360 degree view of the whole LEGOLAND with their OBSERVATION TOWER.

The miniland is a very impressive creations. Most of the structures are all over Southeast Asia namely Malaysia, Singapore , Thailand and more.

Here is the compulsory picture of the Malaysia Crew.

Don't forget to drop to the BIG SHOP its filled with all LEGO toys even the current edition. But to be fair the cost is discounted in LEGOLAND rather than purchasing to mall prices.


Unfortunately the rain falls (its summer why is it raining) and we were unable to enjoy the LEGOLAND waterpark since they are no longer allowing visitors to swim due to thunder and lightning. On the brighter side it gave us reason to return to LEGOLAND Malaysia.

Bidding goodbye to my son's happy place, you will surely be miss.

Striking a pose to one of the art wall along Medini Mall. I'm wearing knitted top and ripped shorts which I bought in Divi for less than 500.


1. Wear very light clothes because you will surely perspire.
2. Bring extra clothes if in case you get wet.
3. Drink loads of water.
4. One day is not ideal to enjoy both theme park and waterpark, perhaps two days will do.
5. Looking for a cheap food place, outside LEGOLAND there is a KFC price range starts at RM 110.

That's it for our LEGOLAND daytour. Hopefully next time we will stay longer so we could enjoy both the theme park and water park.

Till next time,

© Modern Nanay
Maira Gall