Segamat, Malaysia

7/7/11

When I lined up to buy tickets for the Last Train into Tanjong Pagar, I was only thinking about the ride itself. I had no idea where to take the train to, so when someone suggested we get off at Segamat in Malaysia, I said "sure." I was there for the journey, not the destination. 
Segamat is a sleepy little town in the northern part of the Malaysian state of Johor. When I Googled "things to do in Segamat," I was instructed to have coffee at the Nanyang Coffee Shop. So I did, along with several other people from the train ride. There really isn't much to do in town besides that. 
We wandered around a bit, and found another restaurant (this one was air-conditioned) where we sat and talked until it was time to head back to the station. 
All aboard the last train to Tanjong Pagar! 

5 comments:

  1. Wow, such an interesting post! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Isn't Segamat such a sleepy but quaint town? :) A day trip is just perfect for us to get away from the city because any longer and we might get really bored. My boyfriend and I must have walked around the town twice or thrice but we didn't come across Nanyang Coffee Shop. Must have missed it!

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  3. Malaysia coffeeshops are the best. That coffee looks so good and I love the old rose print cup that it was served in. Beautiful photography as always :)

    I find the snacks in Malaysia tastier too..I always order a tau sar pao (sweet red bean steamed bun) when we go to JB. It's cheaper and the filling is generous.

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  4. Segamat isn't a sleepy little town once you get to know the people there. It has a golf course - Segamat Golf & Country Club (or Gagak club as it is known locally, an airstrip where you can go for ultralight flights, parachuting (once in a while), hockey matches across the church, oh yes, the Catholic Church used to be the centre of activities (don't know whether it still is, swimming at the many riverine spots - Pasir Kowboi, Pasir Jenalih etc, fishing, there are some hidden spots as well like the lake in Kg Kuari which is actually a disused quarry which is flooded etc. You have Mount Ophir just a few kilometers awy and Lake Chini too which is about 60km away.

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