Then we are planning for Rachels birthday as well.
Below is the list of demands Rachel has.
We had never been to this place before and decided to try this little town. We found a website that is simillar to the Bentong web site.
It had lots of details of makan and knick knacks.
At first wanted to book through the new portal homeaway.com but didnt trust the details so since I can book direct I went to ask for the contact at Benum Hill Resort. Overall the place is quite nice. Previously housed for the Khidmat Negara but now since the program had stopped , its now a off beaten track resort with lots of facilities of an outdoor camp.
We tried it for 600/nite inclusive of breakfast. We went to Raub town for dinner and also try their famous Char Kuey Teow.
Went to look around the famous local snacks like peanuts, tow pok , Hakka kueh and then passby Bukit Tinggi again for lunch and shopping.
After a long absence due to being posted to PNG and SB for work. Once reach MY have to quickly make up for the lost holidays I owed them. So even though knowing the long Raya holidays would be jam packed of ppl on the road and restaurants. We waited patiently and made it back to KL for a 3 days 2 nights trip. When we got back , we were exhausted.
Jammed pack at highway for 5 hrs luckily got a quick exit at Slim River to makan lunch took the trunk road to escape the jam a bit then only reached Ipoh. Stayed one night at Ipoh at Majestic again, didnt do a full run of the makan places as couldnt get 2 nights. So we just moved ahead to Sitiawan and also failed to buy the required Mee sua and Gong Piah but we tried a new hotel Sfera which the kids liked becoz of the swimming pool again.
Traveled along long way using the coastal road and planned for lunch initially wanted to eat Sg Janggut ened up at Tanjong Karang waited for 2 hours before lunch at 4pm was served. Quickly eat go home and sleep.
We decided to have a simple celebration for him on the actual day. So I rushed back from work to pick up the cake n KFC. Then had the sing along and makan before their tuition session. Unfortunately Mummy couldn't make it back in time so she arrived only when they left for tuition. Lucas kept asking where was Mummy and was disappointed why she didn't celebrate with him. Only when they came back from tuition that Debbie called him to wish for his birthday.
The kids went for holiday classes at CLC. Went on a short holiday at Bukit Gambang Resort City with makan at Bukit Tinggi. Ah Bee wanted to tag along, so both families went on a 2 day 1 night trip.
Our garden got started after paying thousands for it, starting some herbs and chilli.
We had the usual gathering at my place, this year we tried to have some wax meat with rice, of course prepared by Debbie. Yummmy very nice!!!. We had it as fried rice for breakfast as well. So we made the trip down south Seremban first then Muar. As can see Lucas was quite brave to hold Uncle Lewis Gan's pet gecko and snake. Then came back afterwards during the holidays. I took 1 week off then lepak at home. Brandon and Lucas had to start school on 2nd Feb so we had to get home before 1st Feb.
Celebrated Hilda's birthday at the club near Tanjung Emas.
As usual the lion dance at Muar
Luckily he didn't fuss much about the new environment and the school is adjusting the kids to slowly adapt to the ways of the school. There were lots of parents and the usual circus around the school. The worse was the High Comm of Bangladesh set up their office right outside the condo and it drew crowds of Bangla workers with the taxi drivers and the temporary stalls around the place.
In between we visited a few places around town to see the different decorations for the CNY.
Didn't sleep well becoz the air cond was quite cold and dry and I couldnt sleep. Then went to the hotel coffee house for breakfast before checking out. Finally Debbie relented to go Dua Pek Gong temple to see the sights. It was quite hot and saw many statues and the kids had fun rowing the boat. So after Debbie bought some chinese painting then went to have lunch at Ipoh SYW for some duck and BBQ meats. After the meal checked into Majestic Ipoh. Finally rested and was able to enjoy the room before dinner. Dinner was at Lou Wong and Tuck Kee for the Kuey Teow, so so taste and then went to Aeon Kinta City after dinner to buy some toys for the kids.
The next day was a full day of museum visits but first was a visit to the local coffee shop at Loke Wooi. Then off to Ho Yan Hor museum which was at Old Town area. When we got there found that we needed to queue to go in the museum. Not only that the next Han Chin Pet Soo also had an appointment to make . So I quickly made an afternoon appointment at 230pm. Waited for quite sometime before able to go in and visited the museum. After that went to Concubine Street for jalan jalan before going to lunch. But after Concubine Lane was too hot so we retreated at Plan b for a drink and rest before going to lunch at Lou Wong. So we walked back to Han Chin Pet Soo and enjoyed the guided tour. After the tour went back to Majestic to rest awhile before going to the swimming pool. Dinner was at Yoke Fook Mun for some dinner and noodles.
Next morning had breakfast at Vegas and bought some CCF to eat as lunch at Majestic before checking out at 12 and reached KL by 330pm.
It seems time passed by so fast that our little Lucas is now graduating from kindergarten. They were practising on the gummy bear song form youtube. This year the theme is Olympics. Had a bit of drama by Lucas who refused to leave the house. Then refuse to step out of the car. Then refuse to go upstairs the performance area. All was well when Bro Chee Seng came down to encourage him to get up and ready. Later asked him why he did that, he said, I was just messing with you! 6 years old and he buat perangai like dat. Next time Ah Mei dunno what she will do.
Luckily Ah Mei was very cheerful and proceeded to the stage area with no issues. The performance was okay but there were so many parents tried to take pictures and videos that blocked our view, so couldn't take a good picture of them, as there were too far.
Quite tiring as we went for a quick dinner then came home to rest. Auntie Tay went to Ipoh for a wedding dinner and won't be back till Wednesday.
Forgot to upload Brandons birthday on Nov because was captured using the normal camera which is quite a hassle to transfer and upload. Its a wonder nowadays how little I use the camera anymore.
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