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.