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Many Singaporeans purchase property in Johor Bahru to enjoy the perks of a landed housing. While having your own swimming pool is still far-fetched even by Malaysian standards, you should minimally get to have your own backyard to grow fruits and vegetables. And if you can maintain it well, you will get a decent harvest – enough for your own consumption, and which is even fresher than what you will ever get in wet market or hypermarts.
In this post, we cover some of the most common fruits and vegetables Johoreans grow.
First off the list, Banana is largely associated with the famous Malay snack – Goreng Pisang. While you are biting off the sweet and crunchy bits, do not be surprised if the source of this is from a kampung backyard. Other usage includes the usage of banana leaves to wrap another famous Malay food – Nasi Lemak. Banana actually contains vitamin B6 and C and is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer and breast cancer. In addition, many locals hail Banana as a fruit which improves sexual prowess. Well, you will just have to try it for yourself.
Growing Banana in Johor Bahru
#2: Aloe Vera
While Aloe Vera juice is widely used as a relief for digestive issues, many Johoreans use it as a moisturizer on the face instead. Simply peel off the outer skin and run the interior translucent tissue of the Aloe Vera on your face, washing off the juice after 20 minutes. Most Johor Barhu aunties swear by it as the perfect antidote for teenage facial acne and dry skin. And it is free too!
Growing Aloe Vera in Johor Bahru
On a really hot day in Johor Bahru, think about having a lime juice which is made right off your backyard. Relatively easy to Read on…
March 12th, 2011
Located at Jalan Gertak Merah, the Johor Bahru Zoo is a 5 minutes drive from the Johor Bahru CIQ/ Custom Complex. While you will not find very exotic species here, kids will still be thrilled by the more common ones – Lions, Elephants, Camels, Horses and Water Buffaloes, just to name a few.
The entrance fee is cheap. It cost only RM$2.00/entry for adults. Details and opening hours as seen below:
Opening Hours: 8.00am – 6.00pm
Entrance Fee: RM$2.00 (Adults), RM$1.00 (Kids from 3-12 years old), Free admission (Below 3 years old)
Location: Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru, 80000 Malaysia
Johor Bahru Zoo Entrance
Johor Bahru Zoo - Elephants reaching out for food
January 28th, 2009
Hutan Bandar (Johor Bahru, Malaysia) in Malay means “Jungle in the City”. Open daily with free admission, Hutan Bandar is located a 5 minutes drive from Larkin Bus Terminal (or a 20 minutes drive from the City Center). It is a popular spot for family and school excursions. In addition, young people come here for picnic, camping, a game of basketball as well as wedding photo shoots.
There are ample of parking lots and shops selling food and drinks.
Limsimi.com - Entrance to Hutan Bandar
Limsimi.com - Parking Space at Hutan Bandar (Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
Limsimi.com - Visitor Entrance to Hutan Bandar
Limsimi.com - Fountain at the Visitor Entrance, Hutan Bandar (Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
Most of the walking trails are man-made and should not pose a challenging to most people. There are presence of lakes, playgrounds, a basketball court and resting area.. and, it makes a romatic setting for wedding proposals (for those who wants it simple only! Not for brides-to-be who prefers a candlelight dinner at an Italian resturant, with a violin dedication.. big diamond ring yada yada..).
Limsimi.com - Resting Area at Hutan Bandar (Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
Limsimi.com - Game of basketball at Hutan Bandar (Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
December 27th, 2008