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Mutiara Johor Bahru

Spent a weekend at Mutiara Hotel with my family.

It’s actually our first time in Johor Bahru and we did not know what to expect.

Mutiara’s rates are affordable compared to Singapore hotels.

Room size is ok but for my family, the tub is a bit small.

Facilities include a gym and a swimming pool.

They do not have lifeguards so please don’t leave your children unattended.

Hotel lobby has wifi but you’ll need to ask for a password from the front desk.

Prices of drinks in the room’s bar is a bit pricey (as of 01 September 2012), thankfully there’s a mall (Holiday Plaza) just beside the hotel.

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Our room came with complimentary buffet breakfast for 2 adults and our daughter.

Breakfast was the usual stuff you would expect from a budget hotel.

Holiday Plaza Mall is just beside Mutiara… But honestly, don’t expect too much from it…

Positive side is that Holiday Plaza has McDonalds and a KFC.

KFC Malaysia serves buns! It’s not the dinner rolls we’re all looking for but at least we don’t get our carbs from instant mashed potatoes alone…

Here’s how Holiday Plaza loks like from the inside…

Of all the shops, I only saw one stall inside selling beer… Didn’t bother searching for wines or hard drinks since there are more shops selling bootleg items than alcoholic drinks in this mall.

To wrap up my experience with Mutiara Hotel…

The experience was great! For its price, I will recommend it for a short 3-4 night vacation.

A week stay will be too much since they’re buffet breakfast has limited items.

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Johor Premium Outlets

Made our first visit to Johor Premium Outlets (or JPO as the local’s call it) last Saturday (01 September 2012).

First thing you have to know is that its actually far from Johor Bahru… Its actually in Indahpura.

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As per Google Maps… 26mins by car!

Blue Taxi going back to Johor Bahru will cost around MYR 85.00!

Had our coffee and lunch at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf…

Was really surprised when I was told by the staff that THEY DO NOT SERVE WATER! Don’t get me wrong… We all ordered drinks… We just needed the water for our medicines… No idea if this policy is for this specific branch or if its their company policy for branches in Malaysia.

JPO has vendo machines near the rest rooms which sold drinks for MYR 2.00 each… They also have drinking fountains…

Click here for a list of shops… (photo was taken 01 September 2012)

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