Saturday, 29 October 2011

malaysia JOHOR BUS TOUR sat29102011

Into Johor Bahru.first stop=BANJUNAN SULTAN IBRAHIM builkt as admin centre by sultan 1942,unfortuneately just in time for japanese invasion-they used it as a fortress before taking singapore.

Next stop=SULTAN ABU BAKAR MOSQUE 1900.time for a group photo.
then drive via huge new freeway ,with lots of major construction-malls,suburbs,tall buildings=malaysia booming.stop at PUTERI MARINA-nice marina and complex with huge surrouding highrises still being built.probably stop here 2012.

then to  BANGUNAN SULYAN ISMAIL 2009=massive new government biuldings complex including magnificient parliament hall

Not yet luchtime and we visited the oineapple museum.actually quite interesting and we got to taste latest variety-JOSEPINE,-a cross with local and Sarawak pineapple=sweet and delicious.

after seafood lunch overlooking river near pulau kukup,we went to TANJUNG PIAI NATIONAL PARK,the most southern part of mainland asia.interesting mangroves boardwalk with treeclimbing shellfish and crabeatingmonkeys.
For a complete change we cooked a meal and ate on our boat after sundowners ,just us ,on Haven=very relaxing

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