Monday, October 03, 2016

Cavalock and The Cross-Border Coconut Overdose

Since my last escapade across the border a week ago, I realised my SIM card still had a couple of days worth of data plan in it so naturally we decided it's time to head back to Tijuana Johor Bahru! This time, with an active data plan means we get to Google Map our way a little further into the city. Living on the edge!!!

Once in Tijuana Johor Bahru, we left the familiar malls behind, took a walk on the wild side outside and passed some very ugly hookers on the sidewalk (really), crossed the first main road, then headed to their version of Little India. Lunch was all of the above for less than S$7. Really! Two generous bowls of pork noodles, delicious roast pork and roast chicken drumstick. After that extremely satisfying meal, we ventured deeper into the city, cutting through traffic and diving into narrow alleyways.

Good ol' Google Maps soon led us to Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and the back of a very long line of people queuing at the famous Hiap Joo Bakery and Biscuit Factory, with their traditional 100-year-old wood oven. We were't in the mood for any long queues under the blazing sun that Tuesday afternoon so instead of their popular banana cakes, we went for their tasty coconut buns instead. Looking at the queue, I'm always amazed at the number of young and old Singaporeans finding their way to Tijuana Johor Bahru on a busy work day. Seriously people, that's why our productivity is going down the toilet! :P

Still on the subject of coconuts, our next stop was this little hipster coconut-themed cafe called Nuts About Coconuts around the corner. Hey, you just can't go wrong with coconuts right?

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