Fraser Hills was great! Such a pity the road to it is like hell...kalau tak sure every other week kita panjat there.
Tarak gambar as husband forgot the battery for it....adake.
Fraser's Hill was...lovely!!! Pleasant!! Pretty!! And..Sejuk !! About 19 degrees, I should say. Hahaha husband mula mula tak percaya that it could be that cold - I think he was expecting a mini Cameron Highlands but when he got there he found that it was no bigger than FRIM and pretty much like FRIM actually with a few bungalows thrown in. Malam menggigil.
The place where we stayed, Silverpark resort- er ok lah. Original plan was a 2 bedroom apartment. us and maybe mom and dad. Sekali mom taknak go out of KL (I think she remembered the winding road which I blissfully forgot) - the last time I was in Fraser's I was 15 I think- dad had month-long courses there . At one point we spent 3 months there. Brother and I had good memories of Fraser's HIll and we were always talking about going there. But never got round to it.
UNPLANNED FAMILY HOLIDAY
Sekali what a coincidence- dad informed me that he heard my brother was also going there withi his inlaws! Of all weekends that he would choose to go, eh? Called him up, they did not book any place yet. Offered our place and as soon as we got there, we booked a 3 bedroom apartment for Saiful and family. It was decided that he would stay with us, while his mom in law, and sis inlaw and kids would stay at the TM bungalow *(which is really really pretty!Much prettier than ours!)
We checked in at about 2, and the kids had lunch. Silverpark resort may be nice and in the clouds, but the chef - he should be fired. My kids all unanimously voted "YUCK"!!! to the lambchop and nasi goreng and kuey teow which we had for lunch (no other choice and had to wait a loooooong time for the chops) . TOn the plus side, the waitress are all friendly and accommodating and the manager let all 7 of us eat breakfast for free the next day (and with my brother , his wife and kids!) - so overall ok lah...heheheheh (see we are soo easily pleased)
(ANOTHER COINCIDENCE - WE BUMPED INTO OUR ARAB USTAZ! THE UIA GROUP HAD A FAMILY DAY THERE THAT VERY WEEKEND! TAK TAU NAK KATA APA SINCE TAK INGAT APAMENDA IN ARAB!! )
However other than the food, and the fact that things could be better maintained, (what is it about us Malaysians, we have all the resources but cannot maintain) - I would say that Silverpark is ok...the 3 bedroom apartment was rather big , one master bedroom, one twin bedded and one single bed, and sizeable living room and kitchen. Basic fridge kettle, tea coffee etc etc. No tv, but they sent one up. It took a few hours to settle in as the tap in the master b/room would not close and water kept pouring out. Then the electricity kept tripping. Kejap kejap padam. Suspend pulak.
But once they sent the electrician over with the telly, it was ok. telly !!civilisation!!
FRASER'S HILL THE HIP AND HAPPENING TOWN- NOT!
Anyway in the late afternoon we went to the "town" ie the Puncak Inn and some shops in front of it. Only another hotel we could see, the former Merlin, or "Shahzan Inn" now. One small roundabout and that's it. A really nice looking golf course, in front of the Merlin which means we are definitely coming back if husband has anything to do with it.
Nothing much to do if you do not like walking. We checked out the stuff to do while we lepak minum teh tarik with brother, and brother's in laws at Puncak Inn..
STRAWBERRIES AND HORSEYS
The next day, we went to check out the bungalow where we remembered staying for months - Pierre Andre was there apparently ada shooting "I not single" (or was that what he said to the press?? hehehehe) . After that , strawberry picking (or rather, dropped by the cafe/nursery where strawberries are budding) - kids had strawberry juice icepops. Then off to the Paddock where the kids wanted us to spend RM4 per kid for one round on a horse's back. Saiful went home straight when we discovered that the Paddocks close for lunch. Our family decided to lepak at the stall in front of the Paddocks- between us all, we had 7 maggy mee, 1 nasi lemak, 1 rojak, 1 coffee and 1 tea and 2 cokes and 1 cucur durian- and all under RM30. (- Rm28!) and then when it was 2,- off to the kuda stalls.
Nothing exciting lah - the kuda kuda just took the kids around the paddock- belum habis bye bye dah sampai balik - it was THAT short.
ARCHERY THE NEW LOVE
We tried archery as well. That was a load of fun. Nadine , Sara pun try. Sophia pun. Dad had 10 arrows all to himself with the man bow. Ie berat . We girls had a go at the girls' bow. Ie supposedly lighter. Syok lah. After a while, challenging to hit the board - nevermind the bulls eye. I did a lot worse than the kids.
Ok, we are home now.
I just got back from the clinic. Nadine has measles. Sophia and Johan, viral illnesses.
Back to reality- eh??