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Top Recommended Cafe: JWC The Factory, Johor Bahru

Nestled amongst the enclaves of Mount Austin, with a multitude of cafes, stands Just Want Coffee. Being the first cafe in Malaysia to have imported a coffee roasting machine, it sets the bar for premium roasted beans that are not just aromatic, but full of body and flavour when brewed.

The juxtaposition of modern and traditional is captured in the way Just Want Coffee has designed this branch, known as The Factory 30. Furnished with an industrial vintage look in mind, it is housed in an actual factory complete with an actual shutter and containers in its surrounding. At first glance, faced with a big, grey shutter, one may be confused as to where the entrance of the cafe is. That is just the pseudo entrance and cafe hoppers will have to go in through the glass door on the left of the shutters.

With so much hype on the outlook and hipster vibe of this place, it is comforting to know that the coffee as well as food does not disappoint.

Thanks to K-drama, korean fried chicken is all the rage now.  The korean fried chicken here is crispy on the outside and fresh, tender and juicy on the inside.  They have thoughtfully provided some salad for balance as well as a disposable glove for clean eating.

The JWC signature japanese curry rice is so filling!  It comes with a delicious chicken cutlet, sticky japanese rice, and come drizzled with savoury japanese curry.

If you do make a trip to Just Want Coffee, you’ll not want to pass up a delectable slice of their signature tiramisu cake. The spongy layers, infused with liquor and generously soaked with aromatic coffee, sit between rich mascarpone custard and whipped cream. This mouth-watering treat is served frozen, perfect on a hot and humid day in JB.

Despite the hassle of having to navigate to this area, Just Want Coffee has met all my expectations of a delightfully indie cafe with a delectable menu. Thus, I would most definitely return to this place for a quiet afternoon siesta over spectacular coffee and perhaps a Tiramisu.

Restaurant name: Just Want Coffee, The Factory 30
Address:  No 30, Jln Mutiara Emas 5/3, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.547554,103.776383
Hours: 2:00pm to 12:00 midnight

No pork, no lard, no Halal cert


8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, Shanghai


Sitting on the coast of China, Shanghai is a metropolitan city with a beautiful fusion of the traditional and contemporary. The mixture of ethnic and modern cuisine, old and new, makes this city more charming than ever.

Along with the allures of Shanghai, the lavish Rockbund area stands, just a stone’s throw from the HuangPu River. In this gorgeous place, a delicious elegance is recognized from 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, founded by Michelin Three Starred Chef Umberto Bombana.

This is the perfect Italian fine dining venue for the exclusive guests.

The restaurant holds true to its finest Italian cuisine. With the selection of the best ingredients from around the world, the prestigious Chefs introduces authentic tastes of Italy – delicious homemade pasta, delicate seafood, and high quality imported meats –complement with a stunning view of the city’s best. This brings about the most unforgettable experience to its diners.

The remarkable recommendation of vintage wines and their perfect pairing based on guests’ choices, by its well-known sommelier, brings diners to a whole new level. Boasting top Michelin-starred chefs, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA delivers an outstanding Italian palate to Shanghai’s upscale culinary scene.


位置与中国的海岸, 上海是个结合着传统及现代色彩的大都市。 这个城市的烹饪结合着民族和现代风味,无论是旧的还是新的,都能使这城市更加有吸引力。

随着上海所包含的魅力,繁华的上海外滩就位于黄浦江附近。在这个华丽的地方, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA 的优雅美味能被认出, 这就是由米其林三星厨师翁贝托伯斑纳师傅成立的餐厅。


这家餐厅对自己的优等意大利烹调带有保证。随着全球各地挑选出最佳的材料,享有声望的名厨们介绍意大利的地道佳肴 — 美味的自制意大利面,精美的海鲜和进口的上等肉类 - 配上这城市最迷人的景色。这会给进餐者们带来最难忘的体验。

餐厅杰出的佳酿推荐与按照着顾客选择的完美配搭,由著名的斟酒师,带给进餐者们一个全新的体验。炫耀着厅级米其林星级厨师们, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA能带给上 海的高档烹饪场景一种杰出的意大利风味。


位置與中國的海岸, 上海是個結合著傳統及現代色彩的大都市。這個城市的烹飪結合著民族和現代風味,無論是舊的還是新的,都能使這城市更加有吸引力。

隨著上海所包含的魅力,繁華的上海外灘就位於黃浦江附近。在這個華麗的地方, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA 的優雅美味能被認出, 這就是由米其林三星廚師翁貝托伯斑納師傅成立的餐廳。


這家餐廳對自己的優等意大利烹調帶有保證。隨著全球各地挑選出最佳的材料,享有聲望的名廚們介紹意大利的地道佳餚 — 美味的自製意大利面,精美的海鮮和進口的上等肉類 - 配上這城市最迷人的景色。這會給進餐者們帶來最難忘的體驗。

一個全新的體驗。炫耀著廳級米其林星級廚師們, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA能帶給上 海的高檔烹飪場景一種傑出的意大利風味。

Top Recommended Fine-Dining Restaurant: Savelberg, Bangkok

Comfort, quality and luxury. Few food establishments can boast to have achieved excellence in these key areas when it comes to the art of fine dining.

Savelberg Bangkok is one such restaurant.

Hank Savelberg has run and supported four Michelin-starred restaurants in Netherlands over the past thirty years, and the Dutch chef has now brought premium cuisine, for the first time ever, to Thailand.

As you step into the French fine-dining concept on Wireless Road in Ploenchit, you find yourself greeted by the modern and vibrant décor, with a theme of orange and white setting an atmosphere of positivity and warmth. Settle in to the sounds of melodious tunes playing in the background, as well as the faint tinkering from the part-open kitchen within your view.

In Savelberg, all guests are provided the opportunity to witness gourmet chefs meticulously preparing their food in the most enticing and professional manner.


The key experience, then, is in the sampling of these luxury food. Ranging from succulent premium beef to the tender white meat of monkfish, prepare to savour well-designed meals that appeal to both your eyes and taste buds. Settle for the recommended set course meals or select your favourites from their full menu. Couple your meal with exquisite French wine, as you pick from a wide selection of Old and New World imports, or allow professional staff to provide recommendations.

Savelberg Bangkok provides not just quality food, but a comfortable and luxurious dining experience for all their customers.



Top Recommended Dessert: Creamery Boutique Ice cream, Johor Bahru

Creamery Boutique Ice-Cream JB is where sweet tooth craving is fulfilled. Situated at Mount Austin, Creamery is a revolutionary ice-cream parlor that serves premium homemade ice cream with a passion.

Creamery Boutique Ice-cream JB pride themselves on their inspirational ice-cream flavors as well as providing a fresh spin on some old favorites. All our recipes are original, exclusive, and personally developed to include a unique Creamery twist. Their signature local flavors include Guinness Stout, Thai Ice Tea, and Matcha.

As delicious as it sounds, Creamer boutique Ice-Cream JB is not all about the ice cream! Imagine putting one, or two scoops of our creamy ice cream on a freshly baked lava cookie: Red Velvet (red velvet cookie with cream cheese lava filling) or the Choco lava (chocolate chip lava cookie with cream cheese lava filling). Warm filling crashing with cold ice cream, soft cookie mixing with smooth ice cream, different flavors melting into one – your ultimate ice cream experience!

Creamery Boutique Ice-Cream JB’s message is one of genuine passion.  They believe in using only the freshest ingredients, the most innovative recipes, and producing in small batches in order to maintain the exceptional quality of their ice creams and cookies. Come and create your own Creamery experience today!

Creamery Boutique Ice-Cream JB

Opening Hours:
Monday – Tuesday 2:00PM – 10:00PM
Thursday – Sunday 2:00PM – 10:00PM
(Closed on Wednesday)
3, Jalan Austin Heights 8/3
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia

Tel: +60 7362 1300

Mandarin Orchard, Singapore

Famed for their long heritage of prestige in services and hospitality, Mandarin Orchard Singapore is definitely the preferred hotel for international travellers. Housed in the city’s most prominent shopping district – Orchard Road and a stone’s throw away from the Orchard and Somerset Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations, you are just a few steps away from some of the best shopping experiences in Singapore!

It is also good to know that Mandarin Orchard Singapore is within close walking proximities to some of the country’s top medical facilities including the Paragon Medical Centre and Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

Looking for easy methods to explore the city? Fret not. Both Orchard and Somerset MRT stations are only two to three stops away from Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall – the main key interchange stations. You can now travel with ease and convenience.

If you are feeling tired and longing for a good rest after a long day out, Mandarin Orchard Singapore certainly won’t disappoint. Each of the 1, 077 guestrooms and suites are perfect blends of comfort and functionality, allowing guests to unwind and relax in a splendid environment. End the night by enjoying the gorgeous panoramic view of the city skyline from the higher floors.

WiFi is complimentary at Mandarin Orchard Singapore. Replying to emails and video-calling your loved ones is now easy and convenient. Aside from that, you also get to enjoy a wide array of services. Fuss free check in/out, restaurant reservations, movies-on-demand, real-time flight status and many other services – all at the touch of a button. No more rushing and not having enough time to run your miscellaneous errands. How amazing is that?

Seeking contemporary business amenities for informal business meetings? Check out the executive club lounge facility – the Meritus Club Lounge at Top of the M. Sitting on levels 38 and 39, club guests can explore and discover the posh and pleasurable experiences of business travel.

Also, with over 25, 000 sq ft of versatile meeting and function spaces, holding a meeting in Mandarin Orchard Singapore is never a problem. Allow your guests to enjoy their meeting in the conducive and cosy state-of-the-art meeting facilities within the hotel.

If you are a workout enthusiast, getting a good workout in is easy with an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and two tennis courts – all easily accessible as a hotel guest. A business centre and medical clinic is available as well, to meet your business and personal healthcare needs.

Desiring some retail therapy? They’ve got you! A mall is just a few steps away, right in the hotel premises! Experience a luxurious shopping experience in Mandarin Gallery – an intimate shopping mall comprising 4 storeys of high-end international fashion brands including Bimba Y Lola and Paul Smith.

Are you feeling a little peckish after your shopping spree? A line-up of boutique eateries are available with different cuisines from all over the world, waiting to satisfy your cravings!

If that’s still not enough, take a step right outside Mandarin Orchard Singapore and you will be looking at some of the most prestige and iconic shopping malls in the city – Paragon, Takashimaya and ION Orchard, to name a few.

Look no further if you are planning a trip to our sunny island. Mandarin Orchard Singapore is located in an easily accessible prime location with all the facilities and amenities that you need for both personal and business travels. With their excellence in services and hospitality, you are bound to get a world-class travel experience.