The district of Batu Pahat, Johor is known for the iconic Mee Racun 3G restaurant, which is located in Kampung Kenangan Dato Onn, in front of the Pinetree Hotel.
Featured in the Johor state newspaper, Jauhar, it serves delicious dishes with the ‘racun’ (poison) themed name, such as Kuew Tiaw Racun, Nasi Goreng Racun, and of course, the iconic Mee Racun.
Despite its frightening name, each dish is actually not poisonous at all; but the gravy is red and looks ‘poisonous’, thus leading it to the peculiar name, as what had been explained to me by a lady at the restaurant.
I’ve already eaten at the restaurant three times, the food was constantly tasty and the people who work there are also very kind and friendly.
My personal favourite is the ‘Kuew Tiaw Racun’, a spicy and delicious dish that I really enjoy, where every mouthful was a treat in itself with its unique and distinctive flavour ‘explodes’ in my mouth in each spoonful.
One of my favourite parts of eating the dishes here is to sip in the bone marrow using a straw.
So if you ever go to Batu Pahat, you won’t want to miss the chance to eat these marvellous dishes.
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Wondering where to have lunch while in Segamat?
As Segamat is known for its fresh water fishes and prawns, ‘ikan baung’ is the ‘must-try’.
During our visit to Segamat early this week, my parents and I had lunch at the popular Restoran Nasir Corner in Taman Utama Segamat, Johor.
The restaurant which is popular for its fresh ‘ikan baung’ and huge fresh water prawn or ‘udang galah’ dishes also offers lots of other very Malay dishes, including the very tasty kerabu and a huge selections of vegetable dishes which are very, very tasty.
Despite feeling rather full, I ate more than I usually do, as the food served are just really delicious especially the tasty ‘ikan baung’ and the kerabu.
For me ‘ikan baung’ is tastier than ‘ikan patin’.
The owner of the restaurant is a very friendly man, he stopped at our table a few times, asking us if we enjoy the food.
Below are some photos of the restaurant.
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Driving past the Session/Magistrate Court of Segamat earlier today, I was shocked to see another district flag being flown upside-down!
- Why Was the Johor Flag Flown Upside Down at the Desaru Tunamaya?
- Flag Of Muar Flown Upside-Down At Sime Darby Property’s Bandar Universiti Pagoh
- Mistakes In Designs Of Vertical Flags Of Johor
This time it is the Segamat district flag which was flown upside-down in the area of the government building.
The worst thing is, the upside-down flag was flown in front of the court itself!
The district of Segamat’s flag bears a crescent and star as symbols representing the Sultan of Johor and the religion of Islam.
Hence, flying the flag upside-down is a sign of disrespect not only to the district of Segamat, but also to the religion of Islam, the Sultan of Johor and the state of Johor.
I am very sad that such grave mistake regarding such a serious matter happens in the area of a court building.
It is as if the government authority does not bother to make sure that its staffs understand how to fly flags in the proper manner and follow the flag protocols.
This is a very serious matter and I’m urging the authorities to be more serious about flag protocols.
Tahniah negeri Johor kerana tegas mempertahankan Islam Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah dan saya merasa amat bertuah kerana dapat turut serta melafazkan ikrar Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah bersama-sama kira-kira 800 warga Kota Tinggi, Johor.
JAWATANKUASA DAN PEGAWAI MASJID DAN SURAU
Dengan Nama Allah Yang Maha Pemurah Lagi Maha Penyayang
Bahawasanya kami Ahli Jawatankuasa Masjid dan Pegawai Masjid dan Surau Negeri Johor, dengan ini berikrar dan berjanji:
Pertama, terus istiqamah dengan Islam sebagai agama Negeri Johor yang meliputi semua aspek kehidupan bertepatan dengan Undang-undang Tubuh Kerajaan Johor.
Kedua, mengamalkan Islam berpandukan kepada Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah aliran Imam Abu Hassan al-Asyari dan Imam Abu Mansur al-Maturidi sebagai asas penyatuan ummah.
Ketiga, menumpahkan seluruh tenaga dan usaha bagi menyebarluaskan fahaman dan amalan Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah aliran Imam Abu Hassan al-Asyari dan Imam Abu Mansur al-Maturidi.
Keempat, sentiasa mendalami dari masa ke semasa fahaman dan amalan Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah aliran Imam Abu Hassan al-Asyari dan Imam Abu Mansur al-Maturidi melalui mana-mana sistem pengajian yang dianjurkan atau dibenarkan oleh Pihak Berkuasa Agama di negeri Johor.
Kelima, bersumpah dan berjanji untuk terus mempertahankan Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah aliran Imam Abu Hassan al-Asyari dan Imam Abu Mansur al-Maturidi dengan apa juga usaha dan ikhtiar yang kami mampu kerana kami yakin inilah fahaman dan amalan yang diwarisi daripada Nabi SAW dan dikembangkan oleh para sahabat Nabi SAW dan seterusnya disampaikan oleh ulama kepada kami.
Sukar untuk saya fahami pemikiran sesetengah pemimpin parti politik yang membuat kenyataan sesuka hati tanpa memahami sistem undang-undang negara, adab dan tatasusila bangsa.
Bagaimana mereka boleh mentadbir sebuah negara jika bertindak sesuka hati dan bersikap tidak matang seperti budak-budak kecil?
Tular di media, kenyataan biadap Pengerusi PKR Johor, Hassan Karim di Facebooknya, “Jika saya, saya akan keluar dari majlis itu. Saya tidak boleh terima penghinaan seperti ini”.
Itulah kata-kata sombong pemimpin parti liberal, belum menjadi pemimpin negeri, sudah angkuh dan biadap menghina protokol istana.
Status itu juga telah menghina Tuanku Sultan dan istana Johor.
Seperti pesan MB Johor, jangan biarkan Johor menjadi Pulau Pinang 2.
Bila status itu sudah tular, jangan pula pemimpin PKR ini menuduh orang lain menggodam Facebooknya.
Ketika berucap di Johor baru-baru ini, Menteri Besar Selangor, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin bin Ali telah “memperkecilkan” kerajaan negeri Johor kerana menurutnya tidak menyediakan sistem kesihatan untuk rakyatnya; sedangkan kerajaan Selangor telah membelanjakan wang yang banyak untuk tujuan tersebut.
Ini ialah jawapan daripada Menteri Besar Johor, Dato’ Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin:
“Jadi, mana baik, Selangor ke, Johor?”
Siapa yang lebih bijak mentadbir negeri, Menteri Besar Johor atau Menteri besar Selangor?
Last Wednesday, May 17, 2016, on our way home from Mersing, we drove to the Sime Darby Property’s Bandar Universiti Pagoh Sales Gallery to have lunch at Kafe Haji Masjuki which serves delicious Mee Bandung Udang Galah.
Entering the area, I noticed something’s terribly wrong about the flags flown at the entrance of the sales gallery’s complex – the district flag of Muar was flown upside down, with its upper left canton at the bottom and the lower right canton at the top!
Flags, especially district’s, state’s and country’s flags must always be respected and must be flown in the right way.
Flying the district of Muar’s flag upside down is a sign of disrespect not only to the district of Muar, but also to the religion of Islam, the Sultan of Johor and the state of Johor, as I what explained in my previous article on the flag of Johor being flown upside down at Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort.
In the flag of Johor, the white crescent and white star denote Islam and Johor’s sovereign ruler, respectively.
Hence, by flying the fag upside down, the position of the white crescent and star is placed at the lower part of the flag, which is debasing the position of the Sultan of Johor and Islam to a position even lower than the people which were represented by the black fields.
And the worst and the saddest part is, the flag was still flown upside down when I went to the site again on May 21, 2017!
My question are:
- How could such a respected company like Sime Darby do not bother to make sure that its staff understand how to fly the flags in the proper manner and follow the flag protocols?
- The flag was flown upside down for at least 5 days, do people do not bother about their flags anymore?
This is a very serious matter, I’m urging the authorities to be more serious about flag protocols and Sime Darby must issue an apology to the Sultan of Johor, and the government of Johor.
I am very happy to meet the Housing and Local Government Exco of Johor, YB Datuk Jais Sarday again, during a seminar held by Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ) at the Prime City Hotel in Kluang.
I last met YB Jais two months ago in Pasir Gudang on his last day as the Education, Information and Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Exco of Johor, before he was promoted to his current position.
YB Jais is a very hard-working and a pragmatic politician, and he is also a friendly and a down-to-earth person.
I am always glad to meet him, and I see him as my mentor.
Johor is very lucky to have such a great leader.
Even though YB Jais is no longer the Exco of Education anymore, but I can see that the education sector is still close to his heart.