Wooden Chick Is Not Your Frigid Or Unemotional Girlfriend – Part 2

A Very Old Chick.

A wooden or bamboo chick I saw on the front of a camera shop in tiny Parit Jawa town, south of Muar. The advertisement for a Asahi Pentax Spotmatic camera reads like history. It dates it to between 1964 and 1976, leaving a clue about the longevity of the shop. The model was the then much aspired SLR 35mm film camera because of its compact design, Takumar lenses and TTL needle metering. Then, came the even smaller, analog Olympus OM-1.

I searched Google Street View and was blown away to see Kedai Gambar Wong on Jalan Jabbar, behind the famous Ikan Assam Pedas Chinese corner kopitiam where Muarian Noraini (Yusof Noi) took me to eat.

#chicks #blinds #rural scape #smalltown #urbex #paritjawa #muar #johor #smalltown #history #urbex #series #spotmatic #pentax #slr #filmcamera



Muar, so far, is the top city in terms of domestic bookings at MyCen Hotels. The royal town of Johor is cozy, charming and has plenty of great food. Muar now has at least 3 new boutique hotels and many other hotels and homestay places. Find one here:


1. Muo Boutique Hotel
2. Bei Boutique Hotel
3. Ikan Asam Pedas at Parit Jawa
4. Satay for breakfast in Muar town.
5. Chinese kopitiam with Malay food.
6. Famous Sai Kee or Cap Gajah 434 Coffee of Muar
7. At Sri Murugan Hindu Temple, bell ringer Mr Chandra had just cut some coconuts.
8. Muar’s superb prawn otak otak (grilled fish custard. This was prawn.

To see all pics and in full size, go to MyCen Hotels on Facebook:
(https://www.facebook.com/mycenhotels/) .

#muar #johor #muo #homestay #royaltown #bandarmaharani #mycenhotels

More Batu Pahat

More esoteric pics of Batu Pahat by Dr Lowkp Pakar Sakit Puan, obstetrician and gynecologist at the New Putra Specialist Hospital in Batu Pahat. Batu Pahat or BP is a nice mixture of heritage buildings and country lifestyle. Dr Lowkp Pakar Sakit Puan is at https://www.facebook.com/obgy.lowkp on Fb.

1, Doc doing yoga with a dinosaur at Taman Rekreasi Tasik Y Batu Pahat.
2. Surau Arab which he described as the shophouse mosque.
3. Ancient door at old shophouse in town.
4. Boat docking bay at Pantai Teluk Wawasan fishing village
5. Crystal Temple in Pantai Minyak Beku. Sea Dragon God deity.

Find a hotel in Batu Pahat here: http://www.mycen.my/batu-pahat-hotel-deals-finder/

#batupahat #johor #bp #penggaram #muar #muo #jb #smalltown #rural #mycenhotels #streetphotography

Chiselled Stone, A Yogi Gynecologist And A Dinosaur.

Batu Pahat is both a district and city in the state of Johor. It lies to the south of Muar. In its prosperous days in the past, the town was nicknamed “Little Paris of the East” as it was famous for its robust night life.

It is now more sedate but many hotels still exist. I called on local resident and my friend Dr Lowkp Pakar Sakit Puan, obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/GYN) at the New Putra Specialist Hospital in Batu Pahat to send me some pictures. https://www.facebook.com/obgy.lowkp on Fb.

He sent me a bunch of esoteric pics and something different. I needed to confirm with him on each selected pic as there were no captions. The pics match his cheerful and eccentric persona. Thank you. doc.

Picture of the good doc doing yoga with a dinosaur at Taman Rekreasi Tasik Batu Pahat. Notice it is a T Rex and not baby goats as it is now the trend sweeping the world. I am sure the good doctor will be embracing goat yoga when it hits the rural scape or farms of Batu Pahat.

The seaside town acquired the name Batu Pahat, which means “chiselled stone”, from the quarries near the estuary. It used to be Bandar Penggaram when salted fish was its main produce. Today, there are many factories in BP producing garments and furniture.

Whether you are visiting or going back to your hometown, find a hotel in Batu Pahat here:

Or find a hotel in neighbouring Muar: http://www.mycen.my/muar-hotel-deals-finder/

Such as this: http://www.mycen.my/muo-boutique-hotel/

Or this: http://www.mycen.my/bei-boutique-hotel-muar/

Or in Johor Bahru: http://www.mycen.my/johor-bahru-hotel-deals-finder/

#batupahat #johor #bp #penggaram #muar #muo #jb #mycenhotels #yoga #trex #goatyoga

Hometown Colours

Hometown Colours.

Rain falls on the parched road of tiny Sungai Mati town. The town of Dead River used to be a bustling river port. It was so named because it became an oxbow lake or billabong after breaking from the Muar River. Located on the outskirts of Muar town.

It is not my hometown and I stopped here while I was going to Muar for a holiday. Stopped because the colours were so striking. It was also on this trip, I discovered there is a bridge which Muarians call the Penang Bridge. Confusingly, the official name is also very original as in Jambatan Kedua. WTFish? Haha.

Incidentally, I received a second booking for the new Muo Boutique Hotel by an unknown person for the Hari Raya period again. If you are planning to book a hotel for the “balik kampung” trip ahead, please do so early. It is getting to be a common practice and people do it for various reasons. Many small town hotels are understandably small and have limited rooms.

MyCen Hotels should have a hotel listed or searchable for every town. Let me know, if you have difficulty finding one for your destination. Contact me and I will try to help you find one.

Below are some of the sample presets or links to towns or cities with ready links of hotels at the lower part of the booking page at http://www.mycen.my/hotel/

Hotels In Penang | Hotels In Ipoh | Hotels In Taiping | Hotels In Langkawi | Hotels In London | Pop! Hotel & Other Hotels In Bali | Burj Al Arab Jumeirah & Other Hotels In Dubai | Al Marez The Halal Hotel & Other Hotels In Bangkok | Hotels In Setapak | Hotels In Kuala Lumpur | Hotels In Sekinchan | Budget Hotels In Singapore | Hotels In Singapore | Hotels In Kampar | Hotels In Teluk Intan | Hotels In Jakarta | Hotels In Muar | Hotels In Tanjung Malim | Hotels  In Chiang Mai | Hotels In Kota Kinabalu Sabah | Hotels In Kuala Selangor | Hotels In KLIA

#smalltown #hometown #balikkampung #muar #sungaimati