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Accommodation in Cameron Highlands

If you have a family and looking for an apartment to stay in Cameron Highlands, you can contact Madam Ng Tek Yen at 012-5516720.

My family went for a holiday in Cameron Highlands during the school holidays recently. I was recommended to contact Madam Ng. I stayed in Camerons for 2 nights.

The apartment is called Desa Anthurium, Block C, and Unit 9. It is located after Tanah Rata town. It has three bedrooms and can fit up to 8 persons.

The apartment is clean. Of course, the floor is cold 24×7. It has selected Astro channels as you can see below, Matthew was watching Cartoon Network upon arrival.

Madam Ng also provides cooking utensils and you can cook food if necessary.

Most importantly, the bedrooms and toilets are also clean.

Overall, the price is decent for a family stay in Cameron Highlands.

You can click here for more information.

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June 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

Family Holiday

The school holiday will be over soon. This year, the family went to Port Dickson and Langkawi Island for our annual getaway. Yes, the theme pretty much centred around the beach. Port Dickson is a quiet town. We visited an ostrich farm an an army museum. We even tried to visit a poultry farm but it is not open to visitors. The army museum was the most interesting throughout this journey.

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We stayed at The Regency. The other highlight was the speed boat ride. It rained during the boat ride. As a result, the boat ride was cold and wet especially for the kids. Overall, this trip was simple fun and not too tiring.

We visited Pulau Langkawi a few weeks after the Port Dickson trip. We stayed at the same Holiday Villa Langkawi and rented the same Myvi car from Kasina. We started our holiday with the usual trip to the Underwater World Langkawi upon arrival. This time around, we managed to see the penguin feeding sessions. There was more foreigners in Langkawi compared to last year. Probably, they flocked to Langkawi due to the political instability that occurred in Thailand recently.

On the next day, we wanted to visit the crocodile farm but I missed the turning. That’s the problem with Malaysia tourism. Our signboards and signage pretty much suck big time. Anyway, the good thing came out of this was the visit to the Kilim Geoforest Park which required 2 hours by boat. The entire boat journey set us back by RM 200. Langkawi is definitely not a cheap tourist attraction for Malaysians.

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kilim geoforest park

We visited the bat cave, a crocodile cave (just a name sake), saw the eagle feeding session, a fish farm and a speed boat ride out to the sea. I actually received a Digi sms from Thailand. This was definitely the highlight of our holiday in Langkawi this year. If you are going to Langkawi, you have to visit this Kilim Geoforest Park.

langkawi cable car

The other “must” thing to do in Langkawi is the Langkawi Cable Car ride to Gunung Mat Chincang. We managed to walk to the other end of bridge this year. It started to rain when we walked half way last year. As usual, the weather was cooling. Even the kids managed to walk to the other end as well.

Basically, that is the end of our holidays this year. Besides Port Dickson and Langkawi Island, we have also visited Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Sg Klah Hot Springs, Sunway Lagoon, National Science Centre and Petrosains in KLCC. Wow, it has been a hectic year.

Well, 2008 is coming to an end. I will take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New 2009 Year!

December 27, 2008 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

The school is having a 2 weeks holiday. This means traffic will be lighter on the road. This also means the family is going somewhere for a short trip. I have chosen Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary after hearing and reading so much about it. The journey took 1.5 hours and we reached our destination by 12.00pm. It is important to arrive early if you want to participate in the activities. We registered ourselves and gotten a yellow sticker which indicated we could participate in all activities. The yellow sticker is only limited to 120 persons per day.
Since we were early, we took the opportunity to visit the Deer Park nearby. There is nothing much to talk about the Deer Park. So let’s go back to the Elephant Sanctuary. The video about the elephant relocation started at 1pm. The video lasted for 30 minutes inside a hot room. Basically, the entire sanctuary is hot and humid. The rangers bought the elephants out for a bath at a river nearby at 2pm.

The first activity was the elephant feeding. Some tourist brought some bananas and fruits were also provided at the feeding area. Everyone could feed the elephants as this activitiy is not limited to the yellow sticker holders only.

The elephants only liked to eat papaya and bananas. They were not too fond of the watermelons. 

The next activity was elephant riding. This activity was divided into two groups, adult and children and this activity is confined to the yellow sticker holders only.

The final activity is swimming with the elephants. Now I didn’t allow the kids to swim with the elephants as the river looks too filthy to me. This didn’t stop the foreign tourists of course. I guess this is the main highlight of their trip to this sanctuary. We didn’t stay to watch the final activity as I wanted to reach home for dinner.

Overall, it was a nice trip. I think the sanctuary should charge some entrance fee. Not too sure how many visitors would actually donate after all the activities. This is definitely the place to visit if you would like get close to elephants.

June 4, 2008 at 2:38 pm 1 comment


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