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.

 

Lost World of Tambun, Ipoh

I never liked waterparks. It feels odd having your clothes stick to you hippo body in public. No amount of joy could replace that embarrassing thought but I wouldn’t mind dipping in a private pool though. Still we went to Sunways Lost World of Tambun all the same, because it was a long weekend and Hazeeq’s mom is hating her job already and wants to go elsewhere. before she hates everybody as well.

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We bought the tickets to Tambun online and got our tickets through a special booth. As expected, there was a bag check for outside food and drinks or any prohibited items. Perhaps you can save on the mineral water by bringing in the same bottled ones they sell for a freaking RM4.50 in the park – the one with the blue label and a mountain on it I think (i don’t remember the brand now)

the weather was lovely - the sky was blue and the mountain was ever so green

Tambun  is divided into a few smaller parks inside.

  • Amusement park – kind of like the one you see at funfairs. shoot to get a toy. merry go rounds and stuff.
  • Water park – where the slides and giant pelampungs are
  • Tiger Valley – we were too early for the tiger show so there was not much to see except the lazing tiger in its captivity
  • Tin Valley – pretty awesome for picture taking. lots of props and nice scenery
  • Adventure Park – rock climbing? go ahead
  • Petting Zoo – my sons favourite place. mine too.

At night, it is liven by its special Hot Springs and Spa. I daresay Tambun has something for everybody from the young to the elderly. My in laws enjoyed the stroll around the area. Loved the landscaping especially at the Tin Valley. Those mountains are just WOw! It makes me feel like wanting to go China and see the precipitous pillars in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park with my own eyes!

Here are some of our pictures;

at the Tin Valley, it's got lots of history along the walk - how it was back then, what the tin is used for..

merry go round tambun

i honestly wished i could put the snake around my neck.. ha ha

We finished the visit to Tambun in less than 3 hours. ha ha. That’s because we did not spend much time at the water park. Celup2 kaki. Even Hazeeq dipped only half of his buttocks in the kiddie pool. He loves his animals but hates the water I guess.