Thursday, March 10, 2011

Accomodation - Cameron Highland

The main reason for this latest trip is to hike up Gunung Irau. Marlina found an event in facebook and she forwarded it to us. In the end, 5 of us (from the last trip to Gunung Kinabalu ) decided to join. Fazot, M, Aida , Lily & Me.
A week before the trip started, i had a slight pain on my right toe nail. It was actually an old injury from my previous hiking trip. I thought it will heal in time, but unfortunately, it just got worse. Not willing to jeopardize my hike, i went to have the doctor pull it out. At first, i thought it will just be a small procedure. But what happened was i need to do a minor operation. First time in my life. (T_T) After the operation, i was still worried that i might not be fit enough to go hiking. But thankfully, the doctor confirmed that everything is well and i am safe to go. YeaH!
As for the trip, it was mentioned in the Event Page that we can opt for camping or find our own accomodation. Knowing that there is no water supply at the camping site and we do not have much camping experience, what more a tent, we decided to book an apartment.

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.;)
There are actually many other choices at Brinchang. For example, i saw this hotel nearby the market, it's called Hill Garden Lodge, which range ~RM60/nite as well...however, the review says that it could be quite noisy at night as it's right by the road side. Iris Hotel also have a good rate. So, i guess, decide how you want your stay to be....and just choose one that suit your need. :)

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