Johor Mount Austin eat and play

Johor Mount Austin is only 30 min drive from Woodlands Custom. This “enclave” has plenty of food and activities to keep you busy for 3D2N.

We love the relative quiet neighbourhood (compared to KSL or City Square), Mount Austin feels relatively safe for us and our car.

We have shared our favourite food joints (food ratings) and GPS in post below, with additional links to our friend’s recommendations.

One of the recent discovery is Japanese goodness “和樂屋 Warakuya”. We first noticed this corner eatery is always packed, with queues forming even before restaurant is open. Although it looks classy, the price is very reasonable, and most importantly food fresh and Instagram friendly 🙂

We will definitely visit again to satisfy our cravings for Japanese cuisine.

1.和樂屋 Warakuya (rated 4.25/5)
(GPS 1.562640, 103.779090)

Botak did not live up to expectation. We understood that the grilling was done outdoor last time, but had to move indoor due to some regulations.

The bbq meat are designed with meat lovers in mind , we found it a bit salty. Please share your review with us.

2.Botak BBQ (3/5)
(GPS 1.559208, 103.781944)
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We usually stay at Prince 33, which is even nearer to our favourite food haunts. Our family do not require any elaborate rooms, just a simple bed and shower would suffice, we seldom linger in our rooms :p

For those seeking more wifi and creature comforts, you may wish to explore nearby Airbnb options, just cross the road to our usual Mount Austin eat and shop street 🙂

3. Airbnb Premium Studio (link)
(GPS 1.560998, 103.779004)

Spacious and with a pool, simple basics for a comfortable stay.

We were there last Dec to celebrate No1 (Wee)  and No3 (Yee) ‘s Birthdays.

Glad to have Heng family with us 🙂

 

Beside plenty of food and cafe choices, there are much fun activities in Mount Austin for a relaxing 3D2N. We blog about Austin Heights Water Park recently (link). You can do ice skating and “bouncing ” too.

4. Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park (4.25/5)
(GPS 1.560447, 103.775236)
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Johor Mount Austin eat
Johor Mount Austin ice skating

Ok, not real ice, but we still had Fun :p

 

We would consider arcade in 5. Aeon Tebrau City (GPS 1.548643, 103.793924) as part of our fun activities too 🙂

 

Creamery – one of our favourite cafe.

Mount Austin Johor Cafes
Mount Austin Johor

Ice cream on cookies, please take our money 🙂

Mount Austin Creamery

6.Creamery Boutique Ice Cream (4.25/5)
(GPS 1.562176, 103.777274)
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Roasted meat anyone? The duck is succulent and char siew decent. There are a few Meng Meng (阿明帝皇鸭) in Johor.

7.Meng Meng Roasted Duck (3.5/5)
(GPS 1.559458, 103.781177)

There is a Hua Mei at Mount Austin, 5 min walk from Prince 33. You will find decent coffee anytime. Toast for breakfast, Mee Siam for lunch. Hainanese chicken chop for dinner, cheap and good.

8.Restoran Hua Mei (华美) (The original store is in JB)
(GPS 1.561792, 103.776993)
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If we can only recommend one breakfast spot, it must be Gim Cheng dim sum! We always try to stopover  when we visit Johor Mount Austin, alas this place is often packed. You can find carpark space behind, but there is no table space! Do consider tabao 打包 🙂

9.Restoran Gim Cheng (4.25/5)
(GPS 1.549307,103.76485 )

 

More photos of Mount Austin can be found on our Facebook album (link and here). Do pop by our blog posts about Mount Austin, Permas Jaya and Bukit Indah.

We have reviewed more Johor Mount Austin restaurants from the following posts:

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– Water Adventure Park – http://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/austin-heights-water-adventure-park

– GoKart in Permas Jaya, super FUN! You can drive there in 30min – http://sengkangbabies.com/sports/permas-jaya-go-kart-circuit

– Dayre mini-blog 3D2N Food and Fun hunt – Post One and Two

-Bukit Indah (photos on our Facebook album)

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-Prince 33 (4/5) – Comfortable bed, spacious room (to accommodate 6). Budget price and friendly staff, central location!
(GPS 1.561274, 103.776610)

-22 Fried Chicken Factory (3.75/5) – do try the extra spicy noodles
(GPS 1.559885, 103.773971)

-Korean BBQ Gogigo (3/5), budget items but nothing fanciful.
(GPS 1.559622, 103.773667)

-Restoran KKJT (蒲种上汤街, 3.25/5)
Steam fish is popular but we did not know how to appreciate, the zhi char (煮炒) dishes are so so but over-priced.
(GPS 1.565045, 103.778000)

JWC – Just Want Coffee (3.75/5) – Slightly pricey, but we love the Instagramable industrial setup, cheese cakes and latte
(GPS 1.548983, 103.775746)

A few other “popular” stalls which we did not not try, do research their Google reviews for reference.

-Grandma Kitchen  外婆家乡小菜 (Bukit Indah has a new outlet)
(GPS 1.559728, 103.773679 )

-Kassim, Indian Halal
Nice prata, Briyani and tandori, walking distance from Prince
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Do pop by our friends’ blog for more food joints!

Johor Kaki
BPDG (Food and family activities)
Hazel Diary (cafes!)

We have blog about Johor street food too, banana cake! (link).

Fun at Austin Heights Water Adventure Park

Once exams are done, we might just hop over to Austin Heights Water Adventure Park to destress again.
Look at the kids, all young and adventurous, all of them posing in front of Yellow Wall.

(Please checkout our video below too)
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You can ice skate and trampoline jump at Austin Heights & Adventure Park too. How many activities are they trying to squeeze into this complex?
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大舅’s family will swim with us today. Are you ready for some thrills or to beat the heat?
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Kids are wondering why Water Park so quiet haha. Feels like we had the pools and slides to ourselves 🙂
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Please tell me this view is enchanting, for a moment, we forgot we are standing on a platform 5 or 6 storeys high.
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The vast area around Taman Mount Austin is still quite undeveloped.
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If your kiddos are adrenalin junkies, “Yellow Wall and SuperSurf” will keep them occupied whole day 🙂
Gif of “Yellow Wall” does not look scary or steep, but trust me when I tell you that dingy feels like overturning anytime haha!
Austin Heights Water Park Yellow Wall

(Tip: Scream or laugh, it does help to reduce anxiety haha!)
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“SuperSurf”, challenge each other and see who wins. Six to go. (Tip: to go fast, lay low)
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“Splash World” for the little ones, the bucket of water is complimentary. This playground is where kids play catcher.
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“Lazy River” is a wet and fun way to relax, but with our kids around, the currents will be turbulent :p
“Wave Pool” is fun too, ride the waves on your floats (not in photo)
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austin heights Water Adventure

The other slides and features are on the map below (credit Austin Heights Adventure Park website)
Austin Heights Waterpark map

Video (link) – Photos and videos cannot convey the amount of FUN we enjoyed at Austin Heights Water Park

Steps are steep and tall, floats are heavy. A porter parent will be helpful. (hint hint to the Dads)
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Prince 33, comfortable stay with walking distance to good food (all around). We will not hesitate to recommend Prince 33 to our friends.
Prince 33

We will share more about Prince 33 and cafe-hopping in another post.
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Ticket Prices for Water park:
Adults (12 and above) – RM 118
Child (3 to 12) – RM 98

People will compare between Austin Heights Water Park or Legoland Waterpark.
a) Price-wise very similar
b) I would say Legoland is more suitable for the smaller kids, whereas Austin Heights are for bigger kids and teenagers (Read our Legoland review here)
c) Grab the combo-tickets for more value added experience

Additional tips :
– Food and snacks are not allowed inside the water park, but the canteen does serve decent Nasi Lemak and finger food (reasonably priced).
– Lockers (two sizes) are available for full day rental (unlimited)
– Hide your GoPro well, staff have strict orders to stop your GoPro-selfie down the tubes

– Austin Heights Water Adventure Park is just 5 min walk from Prince 33 hotel
– GPS 1.561601, 103.775655 (about 20km from Woodlands checkpoint)
– Look out for latest updates and promotions on their Website and Fanpage

More photos of Fun and Food uploaded on our Fanpage album.

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