UK Farm is not the located at United Kingdom, but in Kluang, Johor. It’s one of the modern agriculture project comes under Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Malaysia.
UK Farm @ Kluang, Johor
A largest goat and sheep farm with 100 acres of grazing land for 4,000 sheep. Also have 15 acres of passion fruits and on-site fruit manufacturing station.
If you wonder what UK stands for, is their founder’s name, Un Keng.
UK Farm Agro Resort is provided overnight accommodation under their tour package for those who want to experience staying in the park surrounded by farm. The landscape here is excellent and you can see paddy-field’s green across the entire land.
A day visit is sufficient for local residents to drive into the farm for the nice view of scenery and relaxation, suitable for family, group tour & photography lover.
UK Agro Farm offer a wide range of facilities that cater to all individual needs such as restaurant, farm mart, conference room, chalet, dormitory, barbecue area, open stage, camp site and karaoke.
You may call our trip as makan-makan trip but I rather called as road trip to Muar town. Muar is Johor’s royal town, does not have major tourist attraction, but doesn’t mean you can’t come here.
Road Trip to Muar Town
I took time to walk around and I saw Muar is a pleasant town in my recent visit few years back. Yes, this post was backdated in year Aug 2012.
The Sultan Ismail Bridge spans the river at this point and here you can see the yellow painted Muar Clock Tower, one of the town’s most famous landmarks. The stairs into the interior of the tower were padlocked.
The streets are all being color-coded. I think it’s funny with so many colors there.
A revisit to FGS Dong Zen Temple in year 2014 has brought me many past memories all these years. I consistently visit this place especially during Chinese New Year. It has become a norm to drop by for exciting different theme every year.
Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Dong Zhen Temple
CNY Lantern & Floral Fest 2014
CNY festival would never be bored if you come to visit this temple. You can expect lots of floral decoration with some static animal as display, featured the surrounding very colorful. However, visitors turn-out this year was not big compare to previous years. It could be no strong broadcasting about this place in main stream media.
Return visitors were those frequent from past years or those get influenced in social media photo how nice this place was. Yes, social media like Facebook spread the photo very fast and many of us like to go Facebook to wish people during CNY gathering
The best time to come here would be around 6pm – 8pm. You’ll be able to witness two situation, day light and moon light. Of course, the moon light is referring to the night view with colorful light throughout this place. There were few mascots recycle but I notice most of it are new creation.
Well, FGS Dong Zen remains one of the most visited place during CNY no matter how.
If you’re weekend warrior searching for a popular spot to spend your days under the blissful sun, then Port Dickson is a sure bet for you! Located about an hour drives away from Kuala Lumpur only.
PD Waterfront @ Port Dickson
PD Waterfront as it’s completely new development initiative that boosts PD into tourism spot again. I knew this place when I try to find McD in Port Dickson. The signboard brought and leads me here.
I went to Waterfront Boutique Hotel, the perfect place to take in the sights of sounds of Port Dickson. This hotel was having its promotion for online booking (group buying portal). My weekend package is 2D1N for only RM128.
This place got Kim’s Seafood Palace Restaurant, Matsu Japanese Restaurant and Double Q Restaurant. If you feel like exploring the local dining options, feel free to do so from among the many delicious eateries that are within walking distance.
Enjoy easy access to much convenience including the local McDonald‘s and TF Value Mart grocery store which are just a 3-minute walk away.
Some advertisement claimed that Malaysia’s first mainland-to-island 1 kilometer suspended cable car to Pulau Arang and the water theme park! But I don’t see any during my visit there.
CNY is just around the corner, exactly one month from today. Before year 2013 over, before I forgotten, FGS Dong Zen Temple, CNY Lantern & Floral Festival 2013 was held from 8-24 February 2013. It was my sixth visit and it’s still a favorite place during CNY.
Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Dong Zhen Temple
15 Feb 2013 | CNY Lantern & Floral Fest 2013
Opening hours are from 10.30am to 10.00pm. Admission and parking on officially designated areas are both FREE.
As usual, peoples flocked this place during CNY and make it very crowded. I’ve much difficulties in taking photo when people had blocked some nice view. Suggest to come during weekday to avoid super massive weekend crowd.
For me, the most suitable time is between 5.30pm to 8.30pm when I could have before & after the light was turned on, rather than going on day & night separately.
This year was rather different. There were 3D art displays near the side entrance. Also overall, it’s worth a visit due to not many get recycle at different location, if you know my meaning of recycling (reuse the same mascot in different place).