Seeties Getaways Treat Campaign: Outdoors & AttractionsHi, I'm back again! In my previous post, I've mentioned about a getaway contest by Seeties.
In conjunction with this, I would like to submit my humble recommendations.
Staying in PJ/KL area does have it perks, but braving yourself through the traffics and hectic lifestyle are few of the downsides. So, when it comes to a short weekend getaway, I'd prefer to go or explore places that are kinda a little outskirt or high up the hills. I believe many of you are familiar with Cameron Highlands, and might have been there a thousand times. Personally I've only been there twice, and I love both of my experience up there.
One of the places I'd recommend is the Rose Valley which located in Tringkap, Cameron Highlands. They have an amazing of 450 varieties of roses and, and with the cool climate actually further nurses these flowers.
I'm never a fan of flowers, but I think this could be one of the places that you can take some beautiful photos of flowers. With my really really "private limited" photography skill, I manage to capture some really beautiful flowers, and I kinda like them a lot:
Ain't these lantern flowers just simply beautiful? Love the pink and purple combination and it has a very oriental feel to it.
If I have to choose, I'd prefer the white or yellow roses, compare to the typical red ones.
Address: 148 Tringkap, Cameron Highlands, 39000 Pahang.
Contact: +605-4961620 / +605-4961491
Operating Hours: 8AM - 6PM
Entrance Tickets: RM 5 for adults; RM 2 for kids
For the map, please refer:
|Photo credit: http://www.cameronhighlandsinfo.com/attraction/rose_valley/|
Apart from the Rose Valley, it only makes sense to pay visit to one of the tea farm. The last, I went to BOH Plantation Tea Center. The plantation has a total of 8000 acres planted with tea, and it is the largest tea plantation in Southeast Asia.
Sipping a cup of hot tea, under a cool climate with clear blue sky and gazing out to the mountains of tea leaves in the BOH Tea Shop..doesn't this just sound wonderful and relaxing? Totally one of THE PLACE to unwind with family and friends. Besides, they offer FREE guided factory tour every 30 minutes, of how the tea leaf is processed! Fun and education in the same package!
A friendly reminder, due to the road is narrow and winding, please give a honk or two while negotiating a corner to let oncoming traffic know there is a car coming.
BOH Tea Plantations
Address: Jalan Gunung Brinchang, Brinchang, Cameron Highlands
Operating Hours: 9AM - 4:30PM, Monday is close
Entrance Tickets: FREE
Apart from having a short getaway, I love to reward myself to some nice food too. Few months ago, my brother introduce this amazing little cafe to me - Jam & Kaya Cafe. It is located inside PJ Palms Sports Center.
I've actually mentioned about this place in my previous post, so I won't get into too much details this round. The reasons I really fall in love with this place are very simple - simple and bright interior with very friend owners, and nice food.
Prefer to enjoy a cuppa by the couch?
...Or you could choose to side at the side and enjoy watching the barista work their magic.
Of course, not to forget to have some desserts to go with your coffee...
Tryout their pancakes when you are there. We specially requested to change the tropical fruits toppings to caramelized bananas, and they did it! Hot caramelized bananas with jam that added a little acidity and cold ice cream for that sweetness AND the pancakes! YUMMY~~~
Okay, I think I got a little too carried away. In conjunction with the getaway campaign, these would be my recommendations. AND~~~ wish me luck!
Jam & Kaya Cafe
Address: No 1, Lorong Sultan, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Tuesday-Thursday (10AM -10PM)
Friday-Sunday (8AM - 11PM)
Directions: Take a LRT and drop off at Taman Jaya LRT station. Head towards A&W direction, go straight and you'll see a sports center (PJ Palms Sports Center) on your left. Go into the center, take a right turn at the swimming pool and go around the pool. You'll spot this little cafe right inside the sports center after you've passed the pool. It's roughly a 3 minutes walking distance from the LRT station.