The Long Weekend – from Tambun and Cameron Highlands with love

Melaka had a 3 day holiday and so we took the opportunity to bring our kids to both Tambun and Cameron Highlands. As parents I think we were both equally, physically exhausted. BUT EMOTIONALLY ELATED. Ee had fun and I’m sure Ninie enjoyed the new environment stimulus.

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Started the morning with McCafe. YUM

It was not easy travelling with a baby and a 7 year old. Thankfully Ee is not the type who would throw a tantrum in public. He is a silent protester though – like tak nak makan, tak nak participate, tak nak tu.. tak nak ni. All this done with his head hung low and melepek takde mood kinda face. Still manage to pisses me off sometimes.

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At Tambun, Mr Husband insisted on carrying Ninie in the body carrier padahal dah bwk stroller. Dahlah panas, pastu penat. Subsequently he doesn’t have the mood to play in the water. Hence Ee too doesn’t feel like playing in the water. Prior to this, we had always arrive at Tambun by 10am – only this time we were a bit late. This is our 3rd visit to Tambun. Maka matahari dah naik, orang dah ramai – in conclusion, tak berapa best when its only you and the kids. Especially the meragam puteri lilin baby.

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BUT do not get me wrong – TAMBUn is a fun place. We would still go but perhaps with better planning. It has a water park, a fun fair like area, mini rollercoaster, haunted house, petting zoo, lake activities, a spa, adventure parks with glamping sites and many more! All this for less than RM100 per entry for an adult with MYKID. We bought our tickets online and got our tickets for less than RM60. Kids less than 90cm gets to enter the park for free. Nice kan?

Cameron Highlands was physically exhausting as well. Nak sujud peha sakit. We went to the Brinchang Tea Plantation and of course our favourite Kea Strawberry Farm. We didn’t get to enjoy the strawberry related food this time because of the crowd but we managed to have Carrot Cake and a pot of tea at BOH Sungai Palas factory. Mr Husband macam biasa order carrot cake mcm bela arnab 100 ekor. Pastu penat nak makan. When I asked why did he have to order that much (2 slice kontot je pun) , he said a blogger reviewed it to be super delicious. OK. Fine.

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The highlight of this trip was probably our hotel stay at Bedrock Hotel ( a review coming soon). It was a hotel I chose and splurged on because I do not want to risk Mr Husband booking hotel yg tah apa2. It was one of the best nights I had as I get to soak myself in an Epsom Salt bath with the Goblin OST playing in the background whilst the kids and husband is asleep. BLiss.

Travelling with kids requires proper planning in terms of the timing to enter the parks and interesting sites. Refreshments in the car. I was glad I brought mini plastic bags to keep Ninie’s diapers in the car. I wish I brought sugar cubes to further add taste to my tea and complimentary coffee in the hotel room. Mr Husband kinda used up all of it. Hmph. But it’s OK.. ni sume experience.

 

Taman Agro Tourism, Cameron Highland

We have been here a few years ago and the hills of Cameron Highlands, especially at the main entrance are still as dirty and messed up as ever. I wonder what other tourists  – overseas tourist – would think about it. Of course, it gets prettier and cleaner as one gets into the small city and visit the main attractions .. but wouldn’t it be more molek if the journey to is equally marvellous?

It could be due to the ongoing construction so who am I to judge …

It was a day trip to Cameron Highlands this time – so we paid a visit to Taman Agro. Also known as the Big Red Strawberry Farm. FREE entry fee. FREE clean squatting toilets.

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Naturally we went there for the strawberry products. On top of taking gazillions of pictures with the flowers, cactus and even the hydroponic salads. There were a lot of people flocking the area as it was the school & Diwali holidays but we were not deterred. Nak makan jugak. 

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Hazeeq posed endlessly. Mr Husband was also encouraging him along the way. Well, he too loves to pose. Mr Husband kept saying he is this unfound gem in the modelling world. Muntah pliss.

My mother-in-law bought some little cactus. 6 pots for RM10. Still selling at the same price we bought them few years ago.

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We did not make time to visit the Boh Tea plantation. But we did make various stops to small retailers as we went downhill towards the hotel. We managed to buy some ubi keledek, Mutiara sweetcorn, cheaper strawberries, honey and tea in boxes.

I hope that the next time we set foot here, it will be cleaner and easier on the eyes. Insya-Allah.