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Friday, February 26, 2010

Cameron Highland - Day 2 (Rose Valley/ Tringkap Bee Farm/ Strawberry Farm)

Day 2 - Our first stop was at "Rose Valley"
Rose Valley
You can find a wide varieties of flowers and cactus here at Rose Valley, not just roses.
We found strawberries here too... but mostly still green (not ripe yet)
Strange looking gourds.....

Cameron Tringkap Bee Farm
Upon reaching the bee farm, we were brought to this counter for some "educational" talk on honey/ royal jelly.  Since the tub of honey that I had at home was running low, I decided to bought 1 tub of honey for RM45.  We came back here to buy the honey after going down to the bee farm.
Hey, this worker bee saying "Hello" to us!!
Must wear proper track shoes to come here so that you will not slip
Photo with my cousins - Gabriel, Johnathan and Grace
Krystal posing happily with the tub of honey we had bought
After visiting the bee farm, the guide brought us to this place saying that we might be able to pluck some strawberries here. 
Kok Lim Strawberry Farm
However, when we reached the place, we realized that there was no strawberry to pluck here as they were still not ripe.  3rd aunt and her family visited this "Time Tunnel" and they said it was very enriching.
The rest of us went to the shop nearby to find some snacks to munch :)
Chocolate Fondue... but not very nice as the chocolate had hardened....
Francis holding 1 stick of strawberry fondue with one hand, the other hand holding the ice lolly
The strawberries here were only nice to look at as they were mostly not very sweet.  Thus, some sellers put some sugary syrup to make them taste sweeter.
This stall was selling many varieties of strawberry snacks eg. strawberry tarts/ strawberry cakes and strawberry juice.
I bought a strawberry tart and a strawberry cheesecake for afternoon tea.
Our lunch was at this restaurant "Country Lodge" which was located below Hainanese Association.
Curry Chicken
Duck meat with Thai Salad
Deep fried fish again... Think the fish at Cameron Highland are not very fresh, thus they will usually deep fried the fish to make it taste better.
Lunch was good and we were back to the same restaurant for steamboat dinner on the same day.
To be continued....

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cameron Highland - Day 1

A very special CNY.... 3D2N Cameron Highland/ Ipoh tour with Five Stars agency, departing on first day of lunar new year/ V-Day!! (14 Feb 2010). First time going overseas with so many family members (maternal side), a total of 23 members, including my cousin's german girlfriend.

On Sunday, we reached Golden Mile complex at around 5.30am as the coach will depart at 6am. After crossing the S'pore immigration, we got to transfer to a Malaysia coach. At 9am, we stopped over at Yong Peng for breakfast. I had fishball soup. Around 9.40am, we left Yong Peng and continued our journey.

1pm: We reached Sungai Buloh where we had our 1 hour lunch. Most of the youngsters decided to have A&W.

4.30pm: We reached Simpang Pulai, a new route to Cameron Highland and it took us about 1 and a half hour more to reach the town. At 6pm, we stopped at Green View Garden where we got to do a bit of shopping. We bought their strawberry white coffee and also maizes. There was a small strawberry farm and hydroponics farm here too.

7pm: We had our dinner at Strawberry View Restaurant. Before we went into the restaurant, we took a brisk walk through the market near the restaurant. Food-wise was so-so. After dinner, we checked in to our hotel nearby - Equatorial hotel.

6am:  Depart from Golden Mile Complex
Breakfast stop at Yong Peng
-  Fishball Soup
Lunch at Sugai Buloh
- A&W
6.30pm:  Reached Cameron Highland
We stopped over at this place called "Green View Garden" before we proceed for dinner.  Most of us tried this yummy corns and they were really sweet! :)
Very nice display of a variety of cakes with strawberries.  Just looking at them would make you drool.... However, we didn't get to try as we would be heading straight for dinner after this.
Francis bought a cup of strawberry white coffee.  It was nice with a sweet aroma and we liked it quite a lot. Hence, we bought back 2 packets.
We had our dinner at this restaurant at about 7pm.
Fishcake with crabstick and seaweed
Beancurd Salad
Fried Chicken
Fried Fish
Limpy long beans
Food here wasn't that memorable..... More interesting activities on Day 2.... to be cont'd

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Reunion dinner at Francis' granny's place at Sengkang
Home-made "Yu Sheng" by the aunties... No sashimi, but got many slices of abalone :P
After sprinkling the peanuts and crackers right on top... Ready for action!!
We placed the plates this way around the Yu Sheng like flower shape so that the Yu Sheng will not mess up the table and also to reduce wastage.  Smart idea right?
Xuan Xuan and Jinfang
Yummy Yummy
After that, we played Bingo again!
What is the lucky number?
Xuan Xuan - She has a pair of nice big eyes
Xuan Xuan's brother
After Bingo, time to pick the luck ang bao from the wall...
Will be leaving for Cameron Highland in 5 hours' time..... family trip of 23 members (maternal side) on 1st day of Lunar New Year!! Whoohoo!!