Monday, April 23, 2018

Captain Tsubasa at Larkin Stadium





Johorean and their football team. Berpisah tiada.


Am not a football lover, heard of those few football team, both local and international but yeah… I only know the game as few men chasing one ball all over he field. And followed by ‘Goaaaaalllll’, or yellow/red card, and perhaps few ‘booooos’. That’s about it.

As for our local team, I head a few and I guess everyone have heard JDT team. One of the most passionate and dedicated team (and supporter) of the lot (well, maybe there are a few other clubs as well, but one that stick on my mind would be JDT lah). I guess I was a little smitten upon arriving ‘their’ stadium in Larkin, for those ignorant as I am, it is the Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium, also simply known as Larkin Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium situated in Larkin, Johor Bahru. It was rather overwhelming despite I was stadium outside the stadium, we its Johor blue and red emblozone across the wall…. Dwarfed by their spirit I must say.


The southern tigers have a lot to thank for, their fans for one, their spirit and passion, their support from the Crown Prince of Johor and of course friends and families, all play a role to get to where they are now. One that I would like to highlight would be the football gallery funded by Japan Football Association (JFA), interested ain’t it.

I bet one will wonder why JFA is funding the JDT Football Gallery?
To understand and relate to this initiative, one has to go back to 1998. Simply put, Larkin Stadium is considered as ‘keramat’ or sacred to the Japanese as it the place that marked their eligibility to participate in FIFA World Cup.



Koichi Hiroi; JJFA founder is the key person in creating and ensuring the gallery dream materialized, he also carries out football coaching clinics conducted by Jo Shoji, the person who scored the memorable goal which took Japan to France in 1998.

The gallery also displayed Captain Tsubasa from a football manga character original artwork as well as his Tsubasa 10 souvenirs are being sold at the gallery. A remarkable midfielder football player dreaming of winning the FIFA World Cup for Japan. He is known for his football jersey #10.



I guess the Japanese too are proud with Johor’s Larkin Stadium. Another reason for us Malaysian to be proud of huh!





Jom, Johor Fam Trip is in collaboration with Johor Tourism and all its sponsors with #GayaTravel as media coordinator.
 












Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Angry Birds Activity Park Johor




Once a kid, forever a kid. #eh


Johor is synonym to theme parks, namely Legoland and Sanrio Hello Kitty Town but guess what… I just found there is and additional member to the family (and many to come of course) - Angry Birds Activity Park.

If you have heard of Jump Street and Kizsports & Gym (or perhaps Megakidz), then you can easily imagine this 2 combine… Yup! An indoor theme park for kids and adult that offers Angry Birds activities/game, from slacklining to trampoline and from play area to maze space. A place that caters to all age group. Simply perfect (think about it parents, you can drop you kids here [and hubby too] and continue shopping at peace+ease). Oh yah! Did I tell you that it is located in a mall. Perfect to the ‘T’ huh! Whomever that built this must be a woman. Ahaks.

Strangely I was looking forward to this place, I guess because the curiosity in me lah kot – wanting to know how they’ll carry the theme through and through, yet keeping my expectation low – not wanting to be disappointed. Lo and behold, it was rather good. We all had great fun until we were told we only have 30mins to experience the whole place (eyes rolling). Having said that, we manage to squeeze that little time we have and have blast. Located in JBCC Mall in Johor Bharu, one can easily spend 2-3hours having fun (and a little quality bonding time too). In fact, I also think it's a great place to organise a gathering or parties. And guess what, it comes with a cool welcome dance and an Angry Birds mascot as well… I think they should have a similar out in Kuala Lumpur too lah, like seriously.


For those curious few, below are some of their activity/game.

Young kids/Toddlers
Sand Castle Ball, Piggy Shooting Gallery, Spinning Time Machine and Captain Black Birds Ship.

Kids/Teens
GO! #Kart, Lazer Maze Spaceship, Classic Tower Play, Red Bird Sona and Anti-Gravity #Trampolines.

Adult

Space Drop Airbag, Air #Parkour Track, Red Bird Goal, Panna Soccer and Lazer Bird Shoot.


Like any other indoor park, socks as given (red coloured socks to be precise, with an Angry Birds on it (comei giler) and racks for shoes, there are facilitators managing each activity; guiding us on how to go about. I would like to also add that I really like the opening dance (teringat zaman clubbing dulu #eh), kudos to the team for choreographing the dance, it certainly builds up the mood and momentum for us to enjoy the activities inside.

Trained first aid personnel are on standby, for immediate assistance, guest are required to notify our ANGRY BIRDS Flock Members. I was made to understand that Complimentary wheelchairs are also available upon request at the Front Desk.

10.00am to 10.00pm daily

Ticket Price
Adult - RM75
Annual Pass - RM230
Family Pass of 4 - RM280
Family Annual Pass - RM850
Student, single, family and annual passes are available are available, hence fret not. 




Jom, Johor Fam Trip is in collaboration with Johor Tourism and all its sponsors with #GayaTravel as media coordinator.



















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