. the little town of segamat .

After travelling for close to 5 hours on the train, we finally arrived at our destination – The little town of Segamat. Segamat, famous for its delicious durians, is also known as the land of king of durians. It was a pity that we were there at the wrong season and thus, missed the chance to try the durians that are known for its legacy. A quaint and charming little town, Segamat exudes an old world charm of yesteryear with its pre-war shop houses and colonial architecture. Great for picture-taking opportunities!ย 

The town itself is relatively small and it didn’t take us more than an hour to cover the main parts of it. As such, the boy and I decided to soak in the chillax atmosphere by chilling, accompanied by a cup of mocha & hot chocolate, at the Hang Out Coffee Hub which is apparently very popular amongst the younger crowd. Think of it as the equivalent of Starbucks and honestly, I think they serve great coffee! The lack of developments, alongside with the slow pace of life, makes the little town a popular choice as a retirement estate for the older folks. As we took a lovely stroll around town, it wasn’t uncommon to spot the residents hanging out at an old school kopitiam or store, sipping their coffee and chatting with their friends as they watched the days go by. It is probably this sense of closeness within the community (where everyone knows everyone) that makes them so fond of calling Segamat their home.

A day trip to Segamat is ideal as it provided us with the much needed respite from the hectic lifestyle that we are so used to back in Singapore. Having said that, anything longer than a couple of hours at this sleepy town might be a little too boring for city folks like us. At only $42 for a return trip via train, I think a day trip to a laidback town in Malaysia is ย a little luxury that we all need once in awhile. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 


10 responses to “. the little town of segamat .

  1. You spot at each station?You went to many of the places in one day?must be very tired

  2. ic.good take ๐Ÿ™‚
    If there is a chance, can go for food hunting or photo taking at the sights in future ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes, it’s good to have a change from the usual city landscape of Singapore! I’m intending to visit other parts of Malaysia sometime later this year, maybe Gemas or Penang (haven’t been there before and I’m raring to try out the range of delicious local delights that Penang is so well-known for!). The pre-war shop houses provide an ideal backdrop for outdoor photo shoots. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Should start from jb town first.there are interesting places to go.my hometown has fireflies to see and famous featured bak kut teh too.can always organize a weekend trip over.
    Penang has nice places and foods like what u mention. Road trip is nice

    • Oh yes, fireflies is quite an attraction amongst many Singaporeans as we don’t get to enjoy the scenic view of fireflies flying against the dark skies! Definitely, would love to check out the many quaint towns in Malaysia… Land travel via train and bus would be fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you do alot of road trips?

  4. yeah..i will do short trip and visit frens from different states if there is time for me to do so. They will bring me to the local nice place..
    I think we can organize.I want to explore sg as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It’s always good to have locals to bring you around.. get a more authentic experience! I do try to introduce places that are worth to check out in Sg on my blog but definitely, do drop me an email if there are other places that interest you so that I can drop by and be a “guinea pig” before u go! lol :p

  5. LOL. I love when Singaporeans refer to the country’s lifestyle as hectic. As New Yorkers, we have found it difficult to adjust to Singapore’s slow, tropical pace. It’s all relative, I know!

    • Haha. I would think so too! I love having a busy and productive week although its nice to take a breather at times. I guess being in Singapore, it does give most of us, or at least me, a good balance of both. It would be hard to imagine how fast paced life must be in cities like Tokyo, HK and Seoul!

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