Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Family Trip 2017 @ Cameron Highland, Malaysia (Day 4)

Today we also had light breakfast in hotel (bread, strawberries etc) and got ready by 10am...

The flowers hubby bought from morning market yesterday bloom...
Close up of the pretty flowers
Girl with her first bunch of flowers
Our first destination is the NEW BOH TEA PLANTATION.... but alas, GPS brought us to the wrong plantation. We spend like 45 mins driving which includes some narrow and winding road, but wrong place. Do be careful as the google map shows picture of the new plantation but send you to the old one... and we met some other tourist who also came to the wrong place based on google map.

Nevertheless, we decided to just had our tea, shortbread and cakes here anyway...We had carrot cake, green tea tiramisu and strawberry cheesecake. All cakes tasted quite good!

* Do note that BOH TEA PLANTATION closed on MONDAY!

Brunch with tea and cakes!
Cute Hannah
Next, we stop by a bee farm which also have some strawberries plant with some flowers. We bought wild honey for RM45 (500ml). Wild honey generally cost more as the nutritional value is higher. Wild bee go around in the wild, making honey from pollen from different flowers. Compare to bees that are rear, the bees make honey from flower provided by the owner.

Check out the link for GPS coordinate of the two Boh Tea Plantation location. If you wanted to go to the new plantation, Sungei Palas Garden is the one.

Next up, we went to Bharat Tea Plantation. The location of the Bharat tea plantation is more strategic by the main road unlike Boh Tea Plantation which is very deep inside with narrow and windy road. It used to be free entrance but now, there is an entrance fees of RM 2 per person if you are walking. If you would like to tour by their mini van, RM 10 per person. 

Posing with pretty flowers
Love the flowers
Grandpa and granddaughter 
The tea plantation has nice view but be prepared to walk quite a bit as there are lots of steps on the way down and lots of steps to climb on the way up. 

Nice view of the tea plantation
Took quite a bit of photos at the tea plantation and kids had fun time at jumping shot. 


Series of jumping shots...

Justin only cooperate to take this handsome shot so that I will take his individual jumping shot ...
Got what he wanted, an individual jumping shot

After a tedious walk, we settled our lunch at Restoran Sri Brinchang ala mamak style. We had prata , naan and biriyani, all are satisfied with lunch!

We wanted to go to Lavender Garden after lunch but my younger sister's car ran into some problem. The water tank broke so we ended up calling a tow car to repair. The repair took quite sometime so kids went back to nap.

Luckily all the spare parts are available and we got the car repaired by 6pm.

For dinner we had steamboat at one of the many steamboat restaurant at Brinchang. It cost RM23 per person with a set of meat/vegetables/seafood (no refill) . We also ordered some dishes to top up. 

After dinner, we went to Golden Hills Pasar Malam (night market) which sells similar item to Kea Farm Market in the morning. This pasar malam opens daily unlike the main one at Tanah Rata which only open during weekend. 

Friday, 9 June 2017

Family Trip 2017 @ Cameron Highland, Malaysia (Day 3)

Today is our first full day at Cameron Highland. We woke up at 8.45am, showered and had some bread in the room.

Our first stop is Kea Farm Morning Market which is located near Equitorial Hotel. It is open daily in the morning until early evening. 

Our main agenda is to buy some vegetables, sweetcorn and sweet potato for tonight's steamboat. We also bought some strawberries as it is very cheap. 5 boxes of strawberries for RM 20 only! 

Sweetcorn prices varies between 10-17 sweetcorn for RM 10 ( do note there are different varieties of sweetcorn at the market hence the different in price, so choose the one that u like).  Vegetables' prices differ between stalls. If you would like a mix of vegetable, there are some stalls that sell 7 different type of small packets of vegetables for RM 10. 

Morning market time

Strawberry coated with chocolate. 3 sticks for RM 5
There are a couple of stalls selling cooked food so we bought some sweet potatoes ball , deep fried oyster mushroom, steam sweetcorn and strawberries dipped chocolate. Part of our breakfast is settled at the market ....

Next stop will be strawberries picking experience. Mei and her hubby, Bao picked strawberries before when they visited Cameron Highland for their honeymoon. As for the rest of us, it is our first time.

There are many strawberries farm around Cameron Highland and we went to Kok Lim Strawberries Farm. 

We paid RM 120 for 8 adults to enter (kids free) and includes 4 boxes of 500g strawberries which we can pick on our own. 

The farm is huge but road are quite narrow and steep. We had to look out for the kids as we are worried they will fall down. Definitely not children friendly and no stroller inside. 

(If you have young children, would suggest to pick strawberries at Lavender Garden. It is much safer and the strawberries are closer to ground, making it easier for young children to pick, plus the price is cheaper, RM 10 for 200g of strawberries)


Time to pick some strawberries
I pick one too!
This is MINE!
Pretty colour..

As requested by the little girl..
Everyone is satisfied and tired after the picking!Not an easy job especially with so many kids!
Kok Lim Strawberries Farm
Handsome YY
All are famished after picking strawberries and climbing up and down the farm....Hence, we headed to Capitale Coffee for lunch plus toilet break...
Playing while the adults figuring out what to eat...
Which cake do you want?

Photo taking while waiting for food
Family shot..
Loving his expression
I love fries...
Most of the food we ordered are not bad (Burger, fish and chips, pizza and pasta)... the only misses is the Cordon Blue. 

Their coffee is quite good and we enjoyed the coffee a lot. Cakes are just so so... overall, food is quite good and price is reasonable. However, the food is served rather slow so be prepared to wait for a bit for your food. 

Cordon Blue
Selfie with Hannah
After lunch, we went to Cactus Point to see see cactus, free entry. We also bought a cactus home as souvenir. 


Cactus Point
Siblings' shot
Ting and her family
So sweet...

Pretty cactus
We then went back to the hotel for the kids to nap. While they nap, hubby and me went for a slow jog/walk around the hotel. 

After a jog, we helped to prepare the vegetables for tonight's steamboat. 

When Jaclyn woke up around 6pm, I bring her over to Shasta Suite to look for grandma and have some porridge. On our way , we went to the strawberries farm at the hotel ...

Very nicely grown...
Happy.. with her just woke up look..

Dinner time- kids have some porridge while adult have steamboat...
Dinner time...

Fresh vegetables steamboat...
Colouring time to entertain the kids
And there concludes our second day at Cameron Highland...