Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jalan Jalan CNY

Since CNY falls 2 days before weekend, it was a long 4 days holiday for us. We took this chance to go on a trip, so Riri the organizer decided that we should go to Ipoh.

We started our journey on the CNY day itself (Thursday), but not without stopping for homemade breakfast at Sungai Buloh first.

Riri masak sambal daging

Traffic was fairly smooth along the highway, although we took 3 hours to reach Ipoh which is only 157km from KL! Can't drive too fast because Pops was with us hehe. We stayed at Grand Homestay Ipoh located at Taman Tawas Idaman, a newly done Semi-D which could accomodate all us 8 adults and 5 kids comfortably. All the rooms are equipped with aircond, attached bathroom complete with water heater, kitchen with cooking facilities and reasonably priced too.

Right after we checked in and freshened up, we went to Lost world of Tambun which is about 15 mins away. It is a water park similar to Sunway Lagoon, but it has so much more. There's petting zoo, hotspring, tiger valley etc.

The next day, on the way back we stopped at Kellies Castle, Batu Gajah about 20mins from Ipoh town. It was originally built by an English man for his family, but it was halfway completed as he died during the construction due to an illness.

It is a 4 storey high castle with a magnificent view of Banjaran Titiwangsa from the rooftop.

Overlooking Banjaran Titiwangsa from the rooftop

So yeah, that's it. We reached KL about 630pm and went straight to Ampang Point for dinner ;)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Gong Xi Fa Cai to all my Chinese readers!
May this Rabbit year bring all of you happiness, wealth and great health.

p/s: This picture was taken during our CNY celebration with my SIL's family.
Shaqeel looks too cute in his samfu.