Reaching about 5-6 pm, we managed to observe a great view of the Muar river (above pic) at the parking lot of the bus station (and it was only 60 cents! that morning i was charged with MYR 11 at almoda parking >.< marah niiii). It is breathtaking. There's actually no real place of interest to be visited, but many eye catching sights can be seen here if a local would ever be so grateful to give you a tour guide haha.
First things first, my buddy Noly brought us to the ever popular grocery shop selling herbs and spices. This is what I really want coz I can get the real prepackaged spice made locally to achieve similar tastes bandung noodles. This is just the opposite of the bus station. We havta use our legs of coz, since the roads were quite small, so could not side park as we like.
Mr. Lee told us their shop has been a one-stop-centre for selling these herbs and spices for a really long time. Its where all local cooks gotten their share of secret ingredients (wink!). I myself bought 9-10 assorted packets of prepackaged spice for cooking! weee~ shoo happy!! I think 1 packet is about MYR 3.5, for 7 pax hoo..wanna pick the per-kilo basis spice, this wannabe me couldn't take the risk ^o^||| There's masala, assorted curries, even the spices for the basic chicken rice and god knows what else. Talk about shortcut cooking!
The main store makin+selling the all famous 434 coffee was under maintainence, hence we couldn't get a cup there T____T (sad) what a shame..hmm...its just a couple of shops down from the herbs grocery shop..
Next, there's a monkey territory, a wee bit further from the main town. It is much nearer to the park and jogging track of Muar. I can't remember the name. The monkeys here were really tame..we gave them some peanuts, and all came swarming around us and even climb on our car! really scary T___T||| I've never seen monkeys this many at one time.
Next, we're going to eat2!
Foodie Destinations: Muar, Johore
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