Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Eighth Families Trip-East Coast

The east coast was chosen as our families’ vacation spot this year; there might not be many landmarks in and around but when you travel with bunch of family members, there bound to be lots of unforgettable moments to savor with loved one.

We stop by at Bentong for breakfast, then found ourselves checked in to a decent and restful beach-front resort at Balok two hours later; I can said that our unit is clean, spacious and comfortable.

Once settled down we paid a visit to Natural Batik Village. The kids loved spending time with batik painting. Sarah had tries her hand on it before, hence she’s using bold colors in the artwork this time.

After dinner, we went back to hotel to enjoy the beach. The place is just pristine, the water is clean and all the kids have loads of splashing fun time.

Day-2 was jam-packed. We headed straight to Cherating early in the morning for a river cruise trip; it was a leisure boat ride along the mangrove forest to explore its ecosystem. We got lucky, our boatman was humor, speak good English and have a very sharp eyes; he’s able to lead us to spot a snake, blue crabs and some primates from far distance. 90 minutes well spent on this educational tour.

Our next stop was the near-by Cherating Turtle Sanctuary - to let the kids see the sea turtle, and learnt about their conservation; another eye-opener for them.

For afternoon itinerary we visited the Pahang Buddhist Association (Wan Fo Dian) in Kuantan, for mom and dad to seek blessing. It is not the most grandiose temple I’ve ever been, but the holy place is well-maintained and its surrounding is fairly tranquil.

And then we proceed to a local shop renowned for their dried seafood. Of course, I won’t miss the chance to buy some snacks and crackers as souvenirs.

The kids woke up early in the morning on third day with only one thing in their mind, the beach again! There's nothing kids love more than playing at the seaside.

We checked out before noon and stopped by at Karak for lunch on the way home; and these group photos just aptly summed up what a wonderful outing it is.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Disney On Ice 2016-Penang

We always wanted to bring Sarah to Disney On Ice show, given that she has missed out previously; and after five years of yearning, it finally retuned to Malaysia.

Although the event was held at Penang but we know we must go, before (we reckon) Sarah could outgrow the show.

I’ve never been to Penang, so it’s kinda “kill two birds with one stone” for me; it took few hours of travelling and we were amazed when finally our car crossing through the iconic Penang Bridge. We stayed at heart of this beautiful island – the George Town, where most of the sightseeing attractions were close by.

Penang Hill was our first stop, where riding up in the tram through the peak was just breathtaking!

The next attraction is the nearby Kek Lok Si Temple. The grandeur architecture of this temple was simply amazing, amid the picturesque hilly surrounding. Alas, due to planning error we arrived at the closing hour, so we just had a brief stop before heading back to hotel. We ordered room service for dinner and the meal turned out surprisingly good.

The first itinerary on the next day is the reason why we are here – the Disney On Ice show!

I must say it is truly a magical and awesome performance all-round; it’s packed with world-class skaters with amazing sets, costumes and stories.

Sarah was totally immersed into the shows, and relives all the classical moments through the songs and dances. We were so glad we made the trip.

After that we visited the Snake Temple. What a letdown, nothing much to see here and the arrogant restaurant owner across the street made us walked off in huff.

Just before sunset we drove to the famous Clan Jetties to see how their ancestors lived in the old time. The place is unique as the plank walkway extended to the sea; it worth spending time to absorb and relax in these special atmosphere. It’s an eye-opening for Sarah.

As usual, on the last day after breakfast she will always wanted to take a dip into the hotel pool; the roof top pool is well maintained and it has great view of the George Town skyline too.

We spent some good time swimming before checked out. Mission accomplished.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016


At the end of last year, we finally made our first visit to Legoland at Nusajaya; Sarah really yearns for it ever since she came back from Hello Kitty Town. She seemed to know so much about the place (from YouTube), and gave us plenty of ideas to explore the theme park.

It was sunny when we reached Legoland; we went straight to the water park to get ourselves cool down. This is the fantastic wet land for kids, filled with splashing thrills; saying that, it was fun for adults too.

The Wave Pool and Lazy River were our next stop before lunch.

And we made our way to theme park at noon time. It was just amazing to see all the renowned miniatures in the Miniland, mind-boggling! Unfortunately due to the scorching sun we only able to have a brief stop there.

We tried rides like Technic Twister and Boating School; it was not easy to maneuver the boat, but we had loads of laughter. Sarah and her cousin were keen for another attraction - the Driving School…I must say both of them were pretty good driver as they followed the rules and road signs very well.

Sarah and daddy detoured to Imagination Corner; she gets to build and play with the Lego bricks. While me and my nephew went to a thrilling roller coaster ride, the Project X. I was screaming all the way up and down! Before ending our day and heading back to hotel, the kids managed to get themselves a small souvenir.

It was an awesome fun day for sure, but a bit rush to enjoy both parks in a single day; we still miss out lots of rides, shows and places at the end. Perhaps we were too ambitious, as we should buy the two-day ticket instead.