Sunday, October 25, 2009

Port Dickson

It’s been a while since we last bring Sarah to Cameron Highlands for vacation. Therefore, over the weekend while daddy needs to mind some chores in his hometown, we stop over at Port Dickson (Corus Hotel) for a night stay.

Sarah seemed to be anxious (and not excited) when she saw us loading luggage to the car and then she just kept silent for the first 30 minutes in the journey, until I warmed her up with some snacks. Actually we did tell her where we heading to, but she just say “No No”. Luckily she was okay once we reached the destination.

There was some arcade game at the hotel lobby and she was attracted to it instantly; she keep pressing the buttons and turning the joystick.

After we have checked in and also had a short nap, we headed to the swimming pool. I was worried that Sarah will afraid of the water as compared to her mini pool at home, but she showed no fear at all.

Next, we brought her to the beach. I don’t think she like seaside at this stage because she seems annoyed as the wave kept hitting her. And she is too “hygienic” to play with sand; she needs her hands to be washed every time she touches them.

At the evening we fete ourselves a seafood dinner then proceed to daddy’s hometown. Sarah was so happy during the trip that she doesn’t want to go to sleep at night; she played with all the limited toys available in the hotel room (and the best part was she did not disturbing us while we were reading newspaper and drinking coffee).

It was just a simple trip; the hotel is a bit run down and the seaside is not so clean, to be honest. But nevertheless it is consider a good day off for all of us at the beach.

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suhar40 said...

nice outing :)

little prince's mummy said...

I stayed in the same place as you during our last visit to PD.. hehe~

slavemom said...

Sounds like a great short get-away. Hotel stay is always fun for kids. The swimming pool is vy big, with slide too. How fun!

Cynthia said...

nice short holiday.. be prepared for my arrival pulak... :D

MeRy said...
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MeRy said...

Nice trip.I never been to P.dickson be4.

wenn said...

nice family outing.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Wenn, Cynthia, Suhar:
We were truly enjoy the trip. Looking forward for another one:-)

You were staying at Corus too the last time you visited there? So ngam!
If I am not wrong, we both also stayed in the same hotel when we both went to Cameron Highlands right?

Actually the beach and sea water at Port Dickson is not clean. So, I would not recommend the place to you. Hehe.

For Sarah, the best thing staying in the hotel was, playing with the phone. She treated it as her toy. :-)
Yea, the pool is quite huge and the slide is fun too but very very slippery!!!

2ma said...

we may be going to pd one of these days too. we got a good deal at avillion during the matta fair

Mummy Gwen said...

Nice outing with Sarah and your Hubby. :) Sarah is so cute huh...need her hands to washed frequently while playing with the sand. I think she doesn't like the sand sticking to her hands..hehe.

Gwen has been telling me she wants to go to the beach..haha.

MsSheepy said...

it's quite difficult to get to Port Dickson from Spore as there is no tour package that caters to that place. from internet research, it seems a very nice place!

Mummy Moon said...

Nice outing for Sarah and glad to see she enjoyed and behave so well. Mummy can plan for more outing for her!

Ann said... glad to read you didn't have any complaints about Corus Hotel? I am planning to go there this weekend and the reviews SUCK! :)

Looking forward to some dirty beach time!

Merryn said...

lol.. i saw that pic of mommy so cute posing in the water lagi! :) nice outing there.

BoeyJoey said...

We stayed in the Corus Hotel apartment before... they have quite a nice lagoon there yeah?

Sarah behaved so well during the trip... good girl! :-)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

You also stayed in Corus Hotel before? Yes, the lagoon is really beutiful but I did not bring Sarah there as I want Sarah to feel the wave from the sea.
I am happy too that Sarah did not behaved cranky at all throughout the trip.

Ai yo yo Merryn. Dont laugh at me lah. You are making me blush leh:-)

For me, overall it is okay, at least the room is clean and tidy. Not much complaint about the hotel expect the nearby beach. Is quite dirty.
Have a great trip.

Yes, we were happy that Sarah behaved so well throughout the trip and now we are planning for the next trip:0)

I think from Singapore to Port Dickson is consider very far.
I have to admit that the pictures from internet makes the place look great, but the fact is the beach is quite dirty.

Mommy Gwen:
Yalor...she is too hygenic sometimes. At home too, when her hands are dirty, she will need to be "lap lap". Or else she feels not uncomfortable.
Maybe is time for mommy to bring Gwen for a beach outing, I am sure she will likes it.

Nice nice.. I have heard a lot of good comments about Avillion.
Have a great holiday.

the little prince said...

Nice outing!! At least Sarah enjoy!! :-)

Saw she is wearing the mickey t-shirt, a bit too big ya! :-)

Serene said...

hahaha.... Too hygienic ke? So cute... I also didn't let Xixi play with sand during our last trip to PD. She is hygienic too. hahah.. Joanne, you look slim in the picture =)

ChloeRuoyi said...

Nice beach outing! PD beaches are well-known to be dirty and very polluted so the beach in Corus is considered very clean already. We like to make a stop at this hotel everytime we're in PD... to take a walk on the man-made lagoon. Nice :-)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Agreed! PD beaches is very polluted.
Is it ar? The nearby beach from Corus considered clean ya? Maybe I should go other beaches to take a look:-)
Guess what, we did not go to the man-made lagoon, because I like Sarah to experience the wave at the sea. :-)

Yalor...she is too hygenic sometimes. At home too, when her hands are dirty, she will need to be "lap lap". Or else she feels not uncomfortable.
Oo...Xixi did not play with the sand last time? Maybe she will enjoy the moment she touches the sand and forget about the hygiene issue:-)
Thanks thanks for your comment. I am so happy that I am still able to fit into the M size swim suit.

The funny thing is, now when I ask Sarah whether to visit the place again, she said..she doesnt want. (I thought she enjoyed during the moment).
Yea, you are really observant. She was wearing the t-shirt given by you and she looked good with it. I like it alot.
Erm...a lil bit big but she look funky when she paired it with a long pant. Thanks again.

Joanne said...

Nice family outing, you got the nice swim suit, look very young and slim :) The seaside view is so beautiful ya.

UmmiRosma said...

Soooooo wonderful...
The scenery is very breathtakingly beautiful. Port Dickson has lots of good hotels ya? I knew another one from CathJ..the Avillion..also as beautiful as this one.

A quality time together...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Yeap, the scenery is definitely great and we are so lucky that we have given a room that has such a view.
I think Avillion is the best and high class among the others. And of course expensive too:-)

Hehe, thanks for your comment. Actually I am so happy that I have chosen the right swim suit and it really has a comfortable material.
Yeap, the scenery is definitely great and we are so lucky that we have given a room that has such a view.

amelia said...

Sarah looks more like her daddy now

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

You are the first person (among my frens) that noticed it. Hehe.

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