Sunday, March 20, 2011
As mentioned in previous post, for the drive up to the camp site , one need to go through a narrow winding road. Well, if we knew it will be like this, maybe ... just maybe....we might opt for camping. :P I don't mean to scare you with this 6am shot... drive slow and carefull, there should not be any problem. Just make sure you survey the road first, like we did, during daylight. ;)
Reach camp site......Yeah!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Gunung Irau is in Cameron Highland, Pahang. The nearest landmark would be Equatorial in Brinchang. Look for this road with that small sign saying "Gunung Brinchang 9km" and also that big sign on Sungai Palas Boh Plantation, Mossy Forest... etc.
Once up there, follow this sign.
Oh man...i gotta tell u.... the road is a bit narrow. At some part of the road, only 1 car can pass through. If you are used to the road at Feringghi Penang, then u can imagine driving a narrow road like that up a hill. (T_T) Nobody told us about this! So, the tips over here is make sure u bring a good car. The smaller the better i guess. :P Kancil FTW! Lowered2 sume tak mau naaa....
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Since the meeting point will be at Equatorial, we opt for apartments in Brinchang. Found this website, which was straightforward enough. I immediately booked through the web, but did not receive any news from them. So, i give them a call and a guy called Simon attend to our request. After checking a few apartments, we finally settled with Honeymoon Villa with RM300/nite. Cheap? Expensive? Not sure....I guess, it's not bad for RM60/person as the reason we wanted to stay at an apartment vs hotel is because we wanted to cook our own food. (^_^)v
Honeymoon Villa apartment is located a little behind Iris Hotel. Quite secluded. Which can be quite scary if you want to walk out at night. But once u reached the apartment, it is actually quite a happening/safe place as there are permanent residents there. It has 3 big rooms with bathroom each and a decent kitchen. However, i would suggest one to bring their own cooking utensils for any apartment stay.;)
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Just as we are approaching Simpang Pulai, the cassette player suddenly stopped, followed by the air cond. We thought to ourselves, “no radio and no air cond….hmmm… small matter”….. but then, as we were about to exit, guess what, signal is not functioning! JENG JENG JENG……. Still, we tried to maintain calm and agreed that we should not stop by the highway but after the toll instead. Luck is still on our side as we spot 2 Plus patrol men. I guess, it's the last straw of luck that we had as right after that, the car stalled.
Another saviour was then called.
We were then towed back to Tambun.
Where we were told to wait at a nearby restaurant while problem is being fixed.
Oh well...problem happens and most of the time what we should do is think positive, right?
30mins, 1hr, 1hr and 45mins......
Positive energy started to run out.
The mechanic has called for spare part from ~12noon....and it only arrived ~1.45pm. (T_T)
We made a few phone calls to consult our situation, whether we should stay or proceed with other options. In the end, we chosed to stay as it seem the best choice at that time.
Yes. There are 2 culprits. The 2nd one was discovered after the 1st spare part arrived. ;( Luckly, this one does not need to wait for long. In the end, all was fixed around 3pm.
Some would say that, when things started to go wrong, it's a bad omen.
But hey..... obstacles are meant to be overcome. ;) So, the journey continues.....
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tapi kali ni try a different method lak. I will write on every preparations. Hopefully, everything goes well. :)
So, for the 1st entry, here is what we manage to get from Air Asia:-