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Saturday, February 11, 2012

3D/2N Getaway To Fraser's Hill

Rawang town

We reached Rawang town around 11+am, hubby asked if we were hungry and wanted an early lunch there.  We were still quite full from our breakfast at KFC earlier so I suggested to have Hainanese western food at Nam Cheong in KKB later.  Hubby and I had tried the food there, though nothing to shout about but I was eager to let the boy try out.

We continued our journey to KKB.  As it was the 5th day of CNY, Nam Cheong was still closed so we settled for Yogi Cafe located few shoplots away.

Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB)

Yogi Cafe

It was a cyber cafe cum food cafe.  The food there was not bad and the price was equivalent to KL's hawker stalls.  KKB  is a small and sleepy town, nothing much to see so we continued our journey after lunch.

We spotted a waterfall along the winding road to Fraser's hill and stopped for photo taking.  Contrary to me who grew up in a 'kampung' environment, my boy and the hubs are literally city kids.  I took off my sandals and soaked my feet into the cooling water with my boy followed suit.  He exclaimed the water was so cooling! :)

Fraser's Silverpark Resort

We checked-in at Fraser's Silverpark Resort around 3pm.  I got discount coupons from an online discount company at only RM58 per night for a studio unit and from the reviews I read online and honestly for the amount that I paid, I didn't put much expectation on the resort, afterall, we just need a clean and safe place for two nights' stay . 

Just a week before we left for the trip, I read from a blog about a family's horror stay at the resort which was labelled 'A hotel from hell'.  Oh, Gosh..  I tell ya, I would be lying if I told you I wasn't bothered by the remark!   It even crossed my mind to just give up on the coupons and make a fresh booking somewhere but what the heck you have to experience it to believe it, right.. I am glad I didn't as the resort turned out to be not too bad afterall!

The first impression when we set eyes on the resort was it was a bit rundown, the walls were mouldy and desperately needed a fresh coat of paint.  The hotel lobby was a bit busy as it was still CNY holidays, it took a while to check-in.  The staff at the counter was friendly and helpful she even took the trouble to give us a map and explain to us the places of attractions around Fraser's Hill when I told her this was our first time there.   I learned from some of the reviews online that we could actually ask for a better/refurbished unit and I made a mental note on that.  We were given a studio unit on the 5th floor with magnificent mountain view.

The interior of our studio unit

The furnishing was a bit dated but acceptable to my standard though hubby complained about the curtains, the one hanging above the double bed in particular, being dusty.  We had some minor problems with the water heater but the maintenance guys came in a jiffy to settle the issue.

The view from our unit
We all love the mountain view from our balcony though the sight of mouldy and paint peeling off from the walls was not so pleasant to the eyes.

We did nothing much on the first day of arrival other than having early dinner at Food Garden, a place not far away from where we stayed, which we frequented the most throughout our stay there.  It's actually a food court with mostly non-Chinese owners except one. 

The Paddock

The next morning, we went for horse riding at The Paddock.  Hubby purchased one ticket each for his boy and yours truly.  As there was only one guy working, we didn't get to ride on different horses at one go so we opted riding on the same horse together instead, more fun!  Hubby then commented that we should have purchased the adult and child ticket for a ringgit saving but what the heck.. 

Horse riding

Storme is the name of the horse that we rode on and this is where he stays when his service is not needed.  Oops.. Was he a she or she, a he? Hmmm...

Archery site

The boy wanted to try his hands on archery too but he didn't seem to have strength to pull the string hard enough so an observer he was...  as you can see from the above picture. ;) ... 

Boating at Allan's Water

We then went to Allan's Water for boating.  It seemed like the weather was on our side the whole day, bright and sunny. Yeah!

I was so in love with the colourful and many species of flowers that I just couldn't stop clicking away.

Buildings at Fraser's Hill town

And I so love the buildings there, so English feel...  I wish I had a bungalow there.  Hubby heard when I mumbled to myself, guess what he said to me ...  Yes, if you wanna stay with ghosts there, those English colonial cottages are so spooky, you know or not? (He stayed in one, hmmm... 30 years ago during his dad's company outing).. What if Michael Jackson suddenly pop out in the middle of the night and start dancing break dance??  Cheh! Scaredy Cat... I am not scared at all.. not a bit! ;)

Buildings at Fraser's Hill town

A peek of where we stay on the top left of the picture.
Puncak Inn at the bottom right.  Just right in the town centre


I rented 2 bikes from a souvenir shop beside Puncak Inn at RM10 per hour each and we had loads of fun!  It has been like more than 10 years since I rode on one..  The one at home was just too small for me, gotta go get myself one soon!  

Fraser's Hill Golf Course

Food Garden not far from where we stayed

Some of the food we had

The playground

The playground just beside the food court.  Our boy had loads of fun there.  The weather was cooling and just nice for some exercise.

After horse riding, boating and spending some time eating at Food Garden, we proceeded to Jeriau Waterfall.  It took us roughly half an hour just to get to the other end of the 8km narrow and winding road and that's not all!  We had to walk further in to get to the waterfall with muddy water though it was definitely an experience for those who hardly walk the distance!  Fei Lou, hor... nyek..nyek..

Jeriau Waterfall

Pine trees can be seen eveywhere in Fraser's Hill

Doesn't this tree branch look like a dragon tail?!!

Smoke House was our last destination after Jeriau waterfall on the 2nd day of our stay

We ordered Bangers & Mash with onion sauce (RM20) and Devonshire Tea Set for two (RM18x2) 
The tea set comes with 2 scones, a slice each of apple pie, butter cake and chocolate cake and also cream, jam and butter.

The boy posing at The Smoke House

This was the bungalow that hubby and his family stayed during a company outing 30 years ago.  It has since refurbished and converted into different types of guest rooms. 

We spoke to the marketing staff there and it looked like the place was newly refurbished and brochures were not available yet so I snapped the price list pasted on the wall for future reference.

The only chinese school in Fraser's hill.  I joked with hubby about the possibility of moving here.  The school is so small that it almost guarantees no stress when it comes to exams.. Hahaha... There is also a kebangsaan and Tamil school located not far away.  We stumbled upon the kebangsaan school when driving around looking for where the residents could possibly live. Yeap, we had so much time to dispense that we literally drove into all roads passable by cars on Fraser's Hill! Hahaha.. Back to where the residents live, looks like they live in blocks of flats built on a piece of flat land, no landed houses spotted other than bungalows and cottages and that explains how scarce and precious flat lands are on a hill like Fraser's.

Some of the bungalows there, there're a lot more such as Singapore House and all but I just took some random shots.

We checked out early on the 3rd day and it was all the way smooth traffic back to our home sweet home.

To sum up, it was overall a relaxing and enjoyable trip.  I especially love the serenity of the place. Would I want to go there again?  Absolutely YES!!  I would choose Fraser's Hill anytime to Genting Highlands!  This time, I will go for the 'spooky' bungalow as I just found out they rent their properties by individual rooms too.  I know, I know, I am weird.  Hubby commented it was boring there though with nothing much to do. Oh, well..  

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Blogger Small Kucing said...

Wah....sounds like pretty good vacation. I salute you all. Last year we walk to Jeriau Waterfall, I really "Chuen hei"(no more breath" Such a long walk and then the steps too.

The paddock...the fees is for 1 round only? It's kinda expensive. Coz in Tasik Titiwangsa it was like rm1 or rm1.5o only

February 10, 2012 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger reanaclaire said...

Never been to Fraser Hill before.. looks like fun..

February 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Mommy to Chumsy said...

oh wow, i didn't know there's so much to do at Fraser's Hill. My hubby has been wanting to go for the longest time but I wasn't interested :) A day trip maybe :P

When i first read that you were staying at the resort, i told myself i hope you didn't stay at the one that was blogged by another mummy...the hotel from hell..hahhahaha. Your unit looks so much better. Glad you didn't have any bad experience there.

February 11, 2012 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Hayley said...

Looks like a nice relaxing family getaway!

Heard alot about Fraser's Hill but never been there yet....

February 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger yvonne said...

Oh... Fraser Hill reminds me very much of Maxwell Hill. Just that the area in Maxwell Hill is very small and under-developed. It has the spooky haunted bungalows. We get to see tulips and other flowers / greenery at the resort but there's no other activities we can do. Only get fresher air, look at Taiping view (on sunny day, can even see until Kuala Sepetang), bbq at night and ghost story telling before bedtime. It's best to go with friends.

I love hill resort, I love the weather up there - cooling and refreshing. Fraser, Cameron or Genting, I like them all :)

February 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Mummy to QiQi said...

i think the last time i went there was when i was 5, hehe...

February 11, 2012 at 4:47 PM  
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