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Monday, June 28, 2010

Strawberry Farm, Genting Highlands

The entrance

This is a backdated post.

We went to Strawberry Farm in Genting Highlands over the last school holidays.  It was a public holiday and also my boy's birthday eve.  As we still had cash balance in our Holiday Card from our last Genting trip which was near expiry,  we decided to go up to Genting again after dropping at the Strawberry farm.

The strawberry & chocolate fondue themed fountain

We were greeted by this gigantic fountain at the entrance and the admission to the strawbery farm was free.

The rows and rows of strawberry plants

We decided to join in the fun to hand pick some strawberries and were given a plastic tray and a pair of scissors.  The hand picked strawberries would then be weighed and charged at RM12 per 200gm (if my memory serves me correctly) which was a bit on the high side, guess they had to factor in the wastage.  I saw some kids simply threw the previously selected ones on the ground when they found larger and more juicier looking ones.;(

These two look good though a bit too small

 Definitely not the one on the far right, boy

My boy busy "harvesting" the red and juicy looking strawberries 

It's fun!

They have a cafe selling all kinds of strawberries made desserts but we tried neither.

They have a mini zoo too and the public are allowed to take pictures with them at a price, I think they charge RM10 per photo.  I saw a Malay girl posing with a big, long snake.. for the camera. Isssh..  No.. not even if they offer to pay me double and asked me to pose with those "aliens".. yucks!  I managed to snap this photo before they stopped me. ;)

Next, going  up Genting Highlands.

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Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

We went to Genting almost every year, but we never stopped by this place. I think I will make sure we are there on our next trip to Genting.

June 29, 2010 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger michelle@mybabybay said...

How come when I went there no more strawberry to pick? I went to a different farms but all also no strawberry left :(

June 29, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

Sheoh Yan: Do drop by on your next trip, it's fun just to see the kids so excited hand picking strawberries.

Michelle: Hubby says the one that we went was the 1st that started in Genting, the rest follow suit. Maybe it wasn't the harvest season when you went.

June 29, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Anonymous mommy to chumsy said...

when we were there, there was no mini zoo :( ashley would have enjoyed herself very much at the mini zoo :) i find that the strawberries are very sour.

June 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Anonymous miche said...

is this farm easy to find? we are going there in 3 weeks time. :)

July 1, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

Mommy to chumsy: Maybe they just started not long ago. Our hand picked strawberries though not so sweet but not sour wo.

Miche: It's in GohTong Jaya. U will pass by few rows of shops (mostly eateries) before you reach there. There's a condo just facing it.

July 1, 2010 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger NomadicMom said...

Didn't realise that there is a strawberry farm in Genting. I always thought only Cameron Highlands has them. Now I know. Next time I will bring my kids.

August 25, 2010 at 2:55 PM  

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