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Private Tour: Malaysia Johore Bahru Half-Day Tour from Singapore
"Drive across the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia. After immigration formalities we commence our tour of Johore Bahru with a visit to a handicraft center to observe batik painting. This is followed by a visit to Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque a Moorish-styled mosque that is strategically positioned on top of a hill overlooking the Straits of Johore Bahru. Built in 1900 and is one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia before arriving at a Kampong. The final stop will be at a Muslim cemetery with a view from the exterior The Royal Mausoleum an area where one can't help but appreciate the serene and tranquil atmosphere befitting a resting place for eternity. The Royal Mausoleum has been the final place for Royalty of Johore Bahru and the architecture is one of a fine unique and aesthetic design of yesterday. From here proceed back to Singapore."""
From SGD314.00
 
Private Tour: World War II Introduction on Singapore
"Take this tour to get a real understanding of what part Singapore played in World War 2. Feel free to ask your private chauffeur for more information on our city while you are on your way there.  We take you to the sites where the fierces Kranji War Memorial Ford Factory Singapore Museum (The Surrender Chambers) - tickets at your own expense Fort Canning Hill (last line of British Defense) and Changi Museum (During the Japanese Occupation / life of a POW) - tickets at your own expense."""Have you ever wondered what part Singapore played in World War 2? This is a great tour to help you understand what happened in this part of the world and is ideal to anyone with a slight interest to a history buff.title=Highlights&1=Private+tour+is+operated+with+just+your+party+and+a+guide%2Fdriver&2=Flexibility+to+customize+your+itinerary+to+your+own+preferences&3=Enjoy+a+day+away+from+the+hustle+and+bustle+of+the+city&4=Get+inside+tips+from+a+local&5=Hotel+pickup
From SGD330.00
 
Singapore Duck Tour
"Not your average sightseeing vehicle the Singapore duck takes you through the city on the original DUCKtours winner of the Singapore Tourism Awards. This amphibious remodeled war craft dubbed ‘the duck’ travels on both land and water providing excellent vantage points of Singapore’s top attractions on and off dry land. You’ll get up close to the famous skyline during your hour-long journey!During the land portion of your tour see popular landmarks like the 45-foot (14-meter) high Fountain of Wealth
From SGD37.00

More Local Customs in Negeri Johor

Grilled Dried Meat

Dried meat is sold and enjoyed throughout the year but during the Chinese New Year, the sale of this delicious delicacy increases a hundredfold.Put away your calorie counter and cholesterol charts,...
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Apr 04, 2005

Give Hampers

Giving out hampers to relatives, friends and particularly to business associates is popular among Malaysians. Priced at attractive and auspicious sounding prices of RM68, 88, 118, and so on, they are...
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Apr 04, 2005

Auspicious Pineapples-Ong Lai

The pineapple is a popular fruit during the Chinese New Year. It's auspicious sounding name Ong Lai (in Hokkien) is phonetically the same as the phrase "Luck Comes" to herald in a prosperous new year....
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Apr 04, 2005

Giving Ang Pows

The custom of receiving ang pows (red packets filled with money) is a bit like gift-giving during Christmas, but without the headache of what gift to choose for whom! Instead, the amount of money will...
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Apr 04, 2005

Tid-Bits at Chinese New Year

Some typical tid-bits at New Year would include Ground Nuts (those imported from Shandong or Ipoh Ngan Yin Brand are favourites), slices of grilled meat,* mandarin oranges, Nien Kou*** and canned soft...
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Apr 04, 2005

Potted Lime Trees~Kam Kat

For Prosperity:The lime tree is a must for those welcoming the Chinese New Year. It is also known as Kam kat (in the Cantonese dialect) or Kek La (in the Hokkien dialect) and signifies prosperity and...
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Apr 04, 2005
 
 
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Pomelos

The Chinese love the pomelos - not only for their taste, but also for their full, juicy and round shape and size. The roundness of the fruit signifies a complete family and the juicy fruits with their...
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Feb 10, 2005

Fish maw, chicken feet-tasty home cooking

Chinese New Year wouldn't be complete without a taste of some fine home cooking. There are a number of good cooks in my husband's family and my sister in law cooked some fish maw, with chicken &...
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Apr 04, 2005

The "Fung Shui" of a Kam Kat tree

As mentioned in a previous tip, the kam kat (golden lime) tree takes on special significance during the Chinese New Year. The word "Kam" is similar in sound to the word that means GOLD. As Chinese...
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Apr 04, 2005

Preparation for Prayers

For the Taoists special prayers are done at the start of each Chinese New Year. The temple is consulted for the auspicious time to offer prayers to the God of Heaven and this year, the auspicious time...
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Apr 04, 2005

Some flowers for the altar

Fresh flowers for the altar are a must at Chinese New Year. Bright yellow Chrysantemums, violet orchids and multi-coloured daisies were the choice of my mum-in-law who bought them from the market....
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Apr 04, 2005

Additional State Holidays - Johor

When visiting Johor, take note of following additional holidays.1 February 2007 Thursday Thaipusam (Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Selangor only)8 April 2007 Sunday Birthday of Sultan of Johor...
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Jan 16, 2007

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Top Hotels in Negeri Johor

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Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Century KB No. 779, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80990, Malaysia
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Lot 4483, Jalan Lombong, Batu 8. P.O Box 125, 81900
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29 Jalan Bentayan, Muar, Johor, 84000, Malaysia
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No. 8, Jalan Zabedah, Batu Pahat, Johor, 83000, Malaysia
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PO Box 4, Mersing, Johor, Pahang, 86807, Malaysia
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14-18 Jalan Salim, Johor, 85000, Malaysia
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Top Things to Do in Negeri Johor

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Istana Besar

If there's one thing we really appreciate in Johor is this museum, which houses a good collection of royal heirloom, impressive rare artefacts and a good record of the history of the States's Royal...
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Sri Mariamman Temple

This temple is located in downtown Johor Bahru, between Jalan Trus and Jalan Ungku Puan ,and often mistaken as the Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple. In fact this is not the glass temple. The Sri...
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Jalan Wong Ah Fook

This is one of the busiest street in Johor Bahru, named Wong Ah Fook , one of the important Chinese Kapitan in Johor Bahru, a man who helped developing Johor Bahru City. Johor Bahru was founded in...
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Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

Johor's state mosque is possibly its finest building - a gleaming white blend of Victorian English and Islamic architecture that overlooks the straits to Singapore. It sits atop a small hill allowing...
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Zoo

A rather sad, languid zoo, where the animals were not exactly mistreated, but neither looked after very well. They looked rather hot and bored. Some of the animals didn't seem suited to the hot, humid...
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Dataran Bandaraya

Dataran Bandaraya is on all the tourist maps as a must visit place. It's the town square, though it's a fair distance outside the town itself, and consists of a clock tower (quite pretty, even though...
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"Johorian Jungle Tales"
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"Chinese New Year in Johor"
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"Johor (Johore) - Southern Most State"
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"Puteri Gunung Ledang"
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"Johor - Southern Gateway"
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