PWC Family Day at Bukit Tinggi Resort

Another Family Day event organised by PWC. Actually the initial response was not encouraging so they extended the invitations to friends as well as extended family. So invited Auntie Ah Tay along as well. Never been there and didn't know which turning to turn out also. (Exit 805). So planned to leave by 730am , then I left slightly early to withdraw cash and pumped gas then took out the car seat and picked up Yati as well. Well the journey uphill was not very forgiving to the car as later on after a few car rides the car was up on smoke after the climb up to the Japanese garden. Which explains why Yati jumped to another car ride home, (hi hii scared my car rosak). Had some makan breakfast and lunch at the convention centre, which was a bit confusing as didn't get much help getting to the place. Skipped the tele-match and treasure hunt as we had kids which was a hassle, so the girls took a long time queuing for the fake tattoo which Brandon also had one. Right after he got home he took it off immediately , scared teacher scold woh! Well after long and torturous walk after the Japanese garden , Brandon collapsed and slept at the bakery when we reached the French village "Colmar Tropicale". We had spent some time at the Animal farm too which was Brandon and Lucas favorite as they had fun playing at the playpen. After a long day , we returned home but not directly as Debbie thought we'd be too lazy to move once at home so went to JJ awhile before having dinner at Ind. Area before reaching home at 940pm. More than 12 hours out , even more hard working than in office.

KL Bird Park

Last weekend wanted to give Brandon some activities, so I suggested going to the KL BirdPark which was at Lake Gardens. Before leaving, the sky looked really cloudy and I was having second thoughts about going. After breakfast at Old Town, it still didn't rain yet, so wanted to ajak Auntie Tay to follow us. When we got there , there were lots of people around , mostly tourist. So paid for the tickets, which cost me 20/adult and only 10/child, Lucas was FOC. Mana tau ?!! After an hour or so, the rain kept coming and coming till we decided to go home. Potong stim only! I had to run back to the car to get the umbrella and I was soaked wet. So had to cancel the outing prematurely then we went out later to One Utama. What a tiring day!

PS. Brandon complained sick and took 2 days leave from school

Early Lantern Festival 2011

This year the lantern festival was celebrated in Muar wif BBQ dinner. So got to our usual makan place in Parit Jawa again to stock up on the fish supply for the month.

Super Peak Holiday-Raya+Merdeka+School Holidays

Had planned a holiday for Brandon and didn't planned to go far. So I thought of Ipoh because of the Lost World of  Tambun and also Ipoh is famous for having good food. I planned to go on the 1st day of Raya to avoid the jams and leave early in the morning. Woke up at 6am then moved the things to the car and pumped gas. Was a bit off schedule but never mind as we reached Auntie Ah Tays sisters house around 9+ Jalan Papan then onwards to have breakfast.

At first we tried Ming Court, failed because too many people and no tables available, Foh San , failed again, Yoke Fook Mun, failed again, finally Chef Fatt and looks like we would be turned away again till we finally managed to secure 1 table. Ah.. finally some dim sum breakfast and then on wards to Lost World of Tambun but had to pump some gas first at Bercham.

We reached there about 11am and had to wait for nearly an hour to buy tickets, So slow! All because of people paying using cards which has promo price. They should have another counter paying cash mah! Stupid. Anyway got there and planned to go the other attractions like Petting zoo and Tiger Valley but knowing Brandon after he sees the Water Park , he kept pestering to go in the water. After having a few rides at the Amusement Park then proceeded to go the locker machines which didnt really comes with instructions and the guy behind me had to teach me to use the machine. Brandon had a fun time and we all had sunburn when we finished and left about 4pm to check in at Ritz Garden. Actually it was because of Lucas had dozed off after dipping into the hot spring spa else we would have stayed till closing time 6pm.

We saw a few reviews about the hotel had China girls operating in the hotel but I didn't really care as long as its new and affordable as I had tried Tower Regency and Regalodge but they were out of family rooms. The rate was RM200 /night and it had lots of facilities like swimming pool, cinema and library with free wifi access. Well after the 1st night we know why, the room was facing the traffic which was noisy due to the motor bikes vrrooomm vrooomm sound on Merdeka celebration. Complained to the front office about the security siren but when we switched to the Family Premier Deluxe on the 3rd night that costs 350/night the environment and furnishings were totally different.

The food trail in Ipoh was crazy with long queues at Lou Wong, Onn Kee, Cowan Street , Fifteen Tower and all the other famous places finally we settled for lesser known places like Thong Sui Kai, Kam Kee, Wooley Food Court etc. But managed to go to Thean Chun and Kong Heng at Old Town

The next day we went to 2 places which was Taman Rekreasi Gunung Lang and Gua Tempurung which was  exhausting and hot whole day long. Brandon made a new friend Kevin Yong Kok Keong which was Auntie Tays nephew. He joined us for the trip.

Extending the trip for the 3rd night wasn't planned ahead as we thought the trip back would be jammed and hectic so extended another night and we had some light activities like visiting Jusco Kinta Shopping Centre.

Then  when it was time to leave on Friday morning the car was so jammed with food we could hardly find space. Once we arrived in KL we made a stop at Pan Heong at Batu Caves for some lunch.