A Quiet Retreat At Cameron

Aug 24, 11 at 12:00 am

Driving around Cameron (CH) on a relatively busy weekend has never been easier no thanks to the ever inconsiderate bunch of drivers who think they own the road. We spent quite an amount of time idling in the car while waiting bumper-to-bumper along the narrow and winding road. Thankfully, although there was plenty of sunshine, the weather overall was pleasant with cool breeze.

We spent two nights in CH. Yes. Two. Never quite enough actually. I wished we could have stayed longer, away from the city noise. It must be due to the cozy bungalow that pampered us into sweet dreams. Or the bunch of friendly dogs who wag their tails each time they see us.

Valley View Bungalow
The bungalow

The bungalow, Valley View owned by a sweet couple, William and Jessica, lives just behind the bungalow. Extremely friendly chaps, they must be enjoying life in CH to the fullest.

Meet my new friend, Doris
Hello, Doris!

We did a lot of driving while in CH, since we stayed near Habu. And most of the attractions are located at Brinchang, we drove all the way up to the tea plantation at Sg. Palas. It wasn’t a pleasant drive, there were just too many cars. However, the weather compensates everything.

Let's indulge
Tea time!

We have had English tea, ate some scones and strawberries and made steamboat for dinner. Nothing adventurous actually.

Steamboat at Valley View Bungalow
Dinner at the comfort of home!

Sometimes, we have to pause for a while, look back and take a little time out of our life and have some relaxing moments with our close friends.

Foon Lock Restaurant @ Kg Bukit Tinggi, Bentong, Pahang

Sep 7, 10 at 12:22 am

Phew, I admit I really neglected this blog for a very long time. I’d like to blame it on my recent business travels but then it’s really a bad excuse for myself. Anyway, I’m back for good now.. well sort of with a couple of dizziness which I’m still suffering and hope it’ll go off very soon.

I’m going to write about this particular restaurant which I went as far as 3 months’ back. I don’t know why, but this small, quaint village of Bukit Tinggi has become my favourite place for stopover whenever I’m traveling to the east coast or even the notorious gambling haven.
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So we were at Foon Lock the other day for dinner and it was packed to the max. The boss was ever in his usual jovial, friendly mood and even recommended some of the specialties to us which we gleefully accepted – probably we were too tired to even think what we want to eat.

Stuffed tofu
Stuffed tofu

We kind of fell in love with this simple, stuffed tofu. The minced meat was marinated and mixed with chopped spring onion before being stuffed into the tofu skin. It was really good.

Awesome Homemade Ice-Cream @ Kedai Kopi Kow Po, Bentong

Jul 12, 10 at 12:15 am

While making our way back from Taman Negara, I actually drove to Bentong for its famous homemade ice-cream shop, Kow Po. I have heard of this for so long but never had chance to try it so when opportunity came knocking, there’s no second thought.

Now, the funny thing is, I was with my 4 other friends, none of them actually knew about this.

Driving in Bentong town is not that hard. Assisted by my trusty GPS-enabled phone and also the locality of the shop which is just beside the main road, we made it at first attempt. :/
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Taman Negara Getaway (4)

Jul 4, 10 at 11:14 pm

There were so many people waiting in line and we were not excluded. But alas, after an hour or so, our group was called up and we duly lined up for it. And soon, we were up walking in the middle of the jungle. The canopy walkway is 10 metres high, so it was an enjoyable walk and to be able to see more of the rainforest from high up was an awesome experience.

The canopy walkway

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I couldn’t recall much about the canopy walk because it happened too fast or maybe I was busy taking photos. So, let the photos do the talking.

Taman Negara Getaway (3)

Jun 28, 10 at 12:00 am

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Day 2.

We woke up rather late by travel standards, and since breakfast is provided at the hotel itself, we duly prepared for the day’s activities before heading out.

Breakfast at hotel was nice and after that, we took the pickup truck provided by the hotel and made our way back to LBK to begin our activities. Again, with the same group of people we met the previous night and we waited patiently for the boat to come and pick us up.

At Kuala Tahan
Camwhoring while waiting for the boat

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The boat that will bring us all around
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Taman Negara Getaway (2)

Jun 22, 10 at 12:39 am

Quick Info: Taman Negara, which literally means “national park” in Malay, is the world’s oldest tropical rainforest encompassing a total area of 4343 km². The most popular access to Taman Negara is via Kuala Tembeling, which is about 10 minutes drive from Jerantut. The 3 hours boat ride offers you a rich experience of the nature and the exotic scenery. Alternatively, you can also drive to Kuala Tahan, which is the gateway to Taman Negara from Jerantut. The town is easily accessible via the East Coast Expressway (exit Temerloh). Click here for more travel information and also affordable travel packages.

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After checking in and refreshed ourselves, we returned to LBK for dinner. It wasn’t nice but as long as it fills up my stomach, I am not complaining. In the midst of the dinner, we were shown an introductory video of TN – be warned though, you won’t be able to see most of the things as shown in the video. 😛

Dinner!
Not a nice dinner though…

The sky was pitch-black by the time we finished our dinner. We then waited for the guide who briefed us on that night’s activity. We also had to wait a little bit longer for the river taxi which will bring us across the river to Taman Negara.