Showing posts with label Malaysiaku. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Malaysiaku. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cameron Trip: Boh Tea Centre, Sungei Palas


Selamat Hari Malaysia and it was a long weekend for me. Let us continue on the last weekend adventure to Cameron. After the colourful journey through the Lavender Farm, all of us are feeling really hungry. Next we are heading to the tea farm and having our brunch there.

The scenery was amazingly beautiful! Full with green and fresh air. Wohhoo! I am loving it and I really wish to live here on the highland. It certainly washed away all the stress for sure.

Luscious tea carpet. Love the green!

Taken at the car parking lot by Pija.
After a walk up the hill, we are here at the BOH Tea Centre. Yeay. Our little stomach is grumbling for food right now. We need sweet and extra food please!

At the main entrance. Tak sempat nak pose di sini.
The view of the cafe terrace. Nice and stunning! Love this
You can found this baby at the main entrance. It was an antique solid brass tea rolling table.
These are the aromatic garden tea at the cafe. I managed to taste Gunung Chantik and Palas Afternoon Tea. I prefer Gunung Chantik for its colour and mild taste.

Above are pictures of us with hungry faces having our brunch. I'm having the chocolate cake (RM9.00) and a cup of tea from a pure tea leaves of Gunung Chantik (RM4.50). The scones a super crumbly and soft that cost RM8.00 which was serve with whipped cream and strawberry jam. If you still feel hungry and cold, mushroom soup will do a great job. It serve with bread and croutons which makes it delicious. Sorry for not knowing the price. Hihi 

This was taken before the foods join in the crowd. 
Picture was taken at the hallway entrance to the tea store. At this moment I was eager to get Gunung Chantik Tea for mum.
After tea shopping. Unfortunately Gunung Chantik Tea was not available. SEDIH! Maybe next time. But got Strawberry-Raspberry flavoured Tea for mum instead.
One of the picture was Shima promoting the 3 in 1 tea. Cuteness! She always has this photogenic pictures unlike mine, always with the serious and scary looks. Not a model type perhaps. Honestly buying the teas here are much more expensive. If you really wanted to buy teas in big bulk as souvenir for families and friends, it is recommended buying them from the market or Kea Farm. Much more cheaper.

Before heading down to the next stop, pose a memorable picture besides the terrace with backdrop of tea plantation.

Last stop at the BOH centre we decided to take memorable picture of us at the tea plantation area. Lots of people do too have a stop here to take a remarkable picture. We have umbrellas as our prop for the picture. Zaidiana managed to bring along tripod making sure all of us are in the picture! Thank you Zaidiana for the thought and bravo!

All of us are in the picture. I remember Ili was running into the tea bushes after setting the camera's timer
(Photo credit to Ili)
Photo taken by Pija - that why she wasn't in the picture. Of all the pictures taken, I think this was probably shows each of our personality. (Me- Minah cover cun)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cameron Trip: Lavender Farm


The clock ticks to 1.05 pm. Finally we arrived at Cameron Lavender Farm. The place are fill with visitors and I am totally excited to check out the blooming lavender. I never see the lavender for real before (except the dried lavender in sachet). To get to see the flowers, you have to pay RM5.00 per entry. I think it was a reasonable price and people don't mind paying for it since the place was quite congested. 

This is at the main entrance of the Lavender Farm.

The place was full with flowers and they are totally beautiful! Guess that I might be fainted if I get to see a bigger flower farm. Here at the farm they has yellow daisy, petunia, morning glory etc. But the most disappointing moment is when the  lavender didn't bloom and has no flower! SEDIH moment sangat!

Lavender without flowers.

Owh well, nevermind. Maybe some day I will experience to see more beautiful flowers in future. Hewhew. Here, they have provided spots with props for us to have an awesome pictures with the flowers. Unfortunately, I didn't roam to the whole place such as the castle, view point, strawberry farm and the cafe. I can't imagine how big is the place actually. Maybe I will visit again next time! 

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cameron Highland Trip


It has been a few months my friends had prepared for the trip to Cameron Highland. This is our first time together on a trip for 2D1N. Thanks to Intan, Zaidiana and Shima for the arrangement. We had agreed to gathered at Pija's house at 7.00 am. Zaidiana was there when I arrived at the house. Thought I was late at that morning but fortunately not! Phew. After a yum nasi lemak breakfast with sambal bilis and fried chicken, we head on to our journey at 9.30 am. Intan and Ili are driving us to Cameron and they are good drivers compared to me. If I was the driver, surely I didn't have the patience and will overtake slower cars if I had a chance. Thank you Intan because being a patience driver. BRAVO!

Having big breakfast nasi lemak. Sedap mak Pija masak! Terima kasih makcik :)

This picture was taken by Pija's father. Eight of us and two cars driven by pretty ladies!

Finally, I managed to captured the picture of IPOH signage. Yehoo! But after zooming the picture you can see the vandalism on the letters. I wonder how did they when up there. Curious. After almost 4 hours of a winding journey, we are here up on the Cameron Highland. Yeay! No need to turn on the car's aircond because it was cold up there. 

Winding roads and cold air!
Here is the map of the Cameron Highland for you and I as reference in future. We are all exited to be at Cameron because some of us has never set foot on the highland for more than 20 years. The first pit stop was the Cameron Lavender Garden. This will be reviewed at the next entry! Thank you for stopping by :)  

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bukit Bendera, Penang

A million thanks to my boss for bringing us here.
Well, honestly this is my first visit here at Bukit Bendera! Wohoo!
The atmosphere is breezy and cool compared to George Town.
The elevation of this hill is 734m above sea level.
I'm lucky because the experienced of riding the new coach and it was fast too.
Fares (based on a return ticket) are now:
  • RM30 (Non-Malaysian adult)
  • RM15 (Non-Malaysian child)
  • RM8 (Malaysian adult)
  • RM4 (Malaysian child)
  • RM4 (Malaysian Senior Citizen “Warga Emas” & Students)
New - The sky terrace 
The railway tunnel and George Town view from the hill.
I even can see the Penang Bridge from here!

This old post box was here from 1881 (if not mistaken).
This post box has 2 units in Malaysia, one is here at the Penang Hill and the other one is in George Town.

The History

The development of Penang Hill as a holiday and tourist destination was introduced by Mr D. Logan, Mr J. Heim and Mr A. Wilson in 1897. The construction of the first Penang Hill railway started in 1987 and was completed in 1907 with financial support by the British Government. Due to the error of the train and tracks design, the launch of the first train using steam engines does not take off successfully.
After the First World War, the Government at that time took over the project. The engineer,  Mr Arnold R. Johnson were sent to Switzerland to study the design and construction of the hill railway train and upon his return, he undertake the construction works in 1920 to complete the train in 1923at a cost of 1.6 million Strait dollars. The project employed 750 laborers from Kuala Lumpur who have served in the Federal Malay States Railway.
The train commenced operation on 21st October 1923 while its official launch by Sir Lawrence Nums Gulliemard, Governor of the Straits Settlement was on 1st January 1924. The coach weight 7.5 tons and was presented to the Museum of Penang as its final resting place on 2nd December 1977, by Penang Hill Railway after being replaced by four modern Swiss made coaches costing RM2.3 million.
The first train train - this picture was taken at the Penang Museum.
The new coach has been opened to the public on 25fh April 2011.