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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Labour Day Holiday : Janda Baik - Part 1

A week after my Merry Marry post baru lah ada masa sikit nak update blog. Ni pun mata kuyu je walaupun baru pukul 7:10 malam.....penat sangat. Seriously tight up with my work at the studio. Ada few choir performances coming , no choice,,,,,,kena kerja. Ni pun curi masa kejap to update my Janda Baik trip , pagi semalam since 9am I dah tercongok kat SIRIM Shah Alam dengan my choir group for rehearsal , then balik rumah to do some light packing coz malam-nya nak ke Shah Alam balik check-in kat Intekma Resort coz hari ni pagi-pagi dah kena ada kat SIRIM. Kalau pagi baru nak gerak dari Ampang ke Shah Alam.....hohohohoooo....pukul berapa nak keluar rumah tu.....tak nak.

Masa cuti panjang during cuti Labour Day baru ni , we've made plans to go and take a break at my BIL Kadir's family estate in Janda Baik , Bentong , Pahang. Dah lama tak datang sini , the last time perhaps was in 2007 tapi masa tu I tak aktif sangat ber-blogging......



Some raya pics taken with the family in Janda Baik in 2006..........


SO,,,,,,a day after me going to Kak Murni's wedding that made went gaga......I headed to Janda Baik with mi familia......*reality check......yup! married with a family.....hmmmmm.....* Sebelum 'masuk hutan' , we made a stop at R&R Genting Sempah for lunch.


I dah ambil nasi putih dengan keli goreng.......lepas tu baru ternampak satu gerai ni jual patin tempoyak........mak aiii!......apa lagi , sebat semangkuk! And I just can't resist the patin belly.....heaven siol!


Patin belly anyone? Rugi ooooo siapa tak makan patin,,,,,,antaranya is MP.......dia tengok I makan patin dengan muka yang amat sceptical , hehehe! It's like he was saying , apa laa yang sedap sangat ikan tu.....hahaha! Tapi tu lah......kena pandai kelolakan ikan patin ni. Dari proses basuh ikan , perap ikan , masak ikan sampai laaa ke part memakan-nya.....hehehe! Terbaek wok!


Hari ni I berjaya ajar Yna makan patin tempoyak! Yay!!!!!!!! Budu Yna suka & now tempoyak pulak. Walaupun dicampur dalam kuah but still,,,,,,setengah orang masih tak suka rasa tempoyak dalam masakan. Alhamdulillah , Yna OK pulak with the taste of tempoyak. She even like patin. Guess who's face changes when seeing Yna enjoying this patin tempoyak dish.......You guess right peeps.......hehehe!


Now,,,,,,this is licin OK....


The patin tempoyak at the gerai above , fits my taste. Not too sweet & not too sour.....balance of both. Masa I makan tak de rasa hanyir and what nots......memang yummy!


Lepas makan , sambung perjalanan masuk hutan ke Janda Baik......the kids enjoyed the fresh air all the way to Janda Baik.


Dah sampai Highgrove.......they've opened the gate for us already , knowing that we'll be arriving anytime that day.


The holiday bungalow. It has 7 bedrooms.



When we arrived , my BIL & family belum sampai lagi. The bungalow key's with my BIL. Dulu dia kasi his estate workers simpan tapi adalah perkara-perkara yang berlaku that made my BIL tak berkenan and he finally decided to keep the bungalow key himself and make a strict rule that no one including family members are allowed to come and stay at the Janda Baik home without him around. While waiting , round-round keliling rumah dengan budak-budak. It will be Adriel's first time staying in Janda Baik.


Still waiting for them to come.....




......ambil shot dalam rumah......


Male & Female guest toilets kat luar rumah.....



.....and I had to pee while looking at the chandelier......



......still waiting,,,,,round ke belakang rumah to the outdoor kitchen.......


Then.........dapat news that my BIL can't make it to Janda Baik. Ada last minute engagements he had to take care of out of KL. He told MP to stay on since we're already there but my BIL expressed his apologies that we had to stay at the apartment unit as the bungalow key is with him. That's the apartment unit , view dari arah bungalow. Dekat je.....boleh sangat kalau nak jalan kaki tapi..........


........malas,,,,,,,,we took a ride around the estate to the apartment. It was the first time for us staying at the apartment.


Jalan masuk ke apartment from where we parked the car.


I just love this bougainvillea bridge which connects us to the pool & bungalow........


Front view of the apartment


We stayed at both Melor & Anggerik units on the ground floor.


View from the apartment , the bungalow was visible at the far end - I can see the pool too and of course the bougainvillea bridge.


I just love the idea of a stream running below the apartment.......


Nak sangat bawak budak-budak mandi sungai......I did it with my twin nephews years back when they were still little boys. My SIL didn't wanna go walking & dipping herself in the river so Aunty Rima took care of it.


Just a simple apartment.


Love love love the river......bila malam syok je dengar bunyi air sungai. MP on the other hand doesn't like staying in Janda Baik. Lepak sini 2 hari pun dia dah bengkak otak coz there's nothing for him to do here.......hehehe! I wanted to do some fishing with Yna bila sampai sini tapi I know that all fishing rods ada kat dalam stor in the bungalow. Kasut-kasut Pua Chu Kang yang untuk kita pakai pun semua kat dalam cabinet boots kat dalam bungalow. So tak jadi laa memancing dengan Yna.......next time.


Since my BIL tak jadi datang,,,,,,maknanya tukang masak pun tak datang laa......apa lagi , kena laa keluar beli food supply.


We took the opportunity to go one round around the village. Selalunya datang sini jarang pusing kampung sebab semua workers dah sediakan kat bungalow. MP will go out from Highgrove kalau stock rokok dia habis or nak beli newspapers,,,,tu pun dia selalu pergi ke pekan Bukit Tinggi. Kedai runcit ni dah besarrrrrrrrrrr.......dulu kecik je. Dah ada pillar lagi. Rasanya I know more of Janda Baik then MP , thanx to Mak Nani for making me stay at her home 'Harmoni' in Janda Baik for a 2 weeks! Masa tu in 2006 rasanya , Mak Nani ambil I berlakon dalam telemovie dia and Janda Baik was the main location. Naturally I wandered around the village with the production team quite a lot.


Back from the mini market , I took the kids around the estate.......to expose them to nature and to learn a thing or two about the flora & fauna. Lots of hibiscus aka bunga raya being grown in the property.


Couple of orange species.....


.....pink ones as well.....pretty.


......and they're big too , yang pink tu dah nak sama kembang dengan muka si Adriel.


There are few gazebos here.....


......and canopies as well.......


.....ponds ponds ponds.......


......bridges.......


......a swimming pool at the back of the bungalow.......but we're not swimming here....


........a badminton & tennis court.........


......pathways that I love so much.......


.......pathway from the outdoor kitchen to an open air dinning area.....


......and yes , there are fishes in the ponds......patin pun ada OK....


..........hmmmm.......patung-patung cendana ni pun banyak.....I don't quite like them *wink*


......many garden benches around to lay your tired butt!


........we're swimming here......the much bigger pool......why?


......coz it's much more fun here with the slide......


.....and coz there's a 2 feet wading pool here for the little one :-)


I love to see the smile on their faces.........


MP going down the slide.........


.....Yna's turn.....


........Adriel pun nak jugak.......


.......and finally my turn to go into the water......


Spent almost 2 hours at the pool.......just us.


Hmmmmmm........the workers brought us some durians from the estate.........


MP's not a fan of durian. Dia ngomel about the smell of the durians kat dalam apartment. Habis nak buat macam mana....buah tu berbau. Jamah-kan sikit kat Adriel , he can take it. Tapi tak habis seulas pun sebab isi durian tu tebal. MP tak makan....Yna pun tak berapa kaki sangat.....


So I yang bedal durian tu sorang-sorang laa.....


For dinner I ajak MP makan kat kampung. MP was quite hesitant to go out coz he has no idea where to go and eat plus it was raining quite heavily too. I told MP that there's many kedai makan yang bukak malam kat Janda Baik ni......I tahu laa sebab I pernah ikut production drama jalan-jalan cari makan kat sini. So , we settled for Che' Seafood.


Malam ni ramai orang kat kedai makan ni sebab ramai orang luar yang bercuti kat Janda Baik ni. Hujan pulak.....ramai pulak yang tapau makanan.....so makanan memang laa lambat sampai. Nasib baik MP tak mengarok. Itu yang paling penting.....hehehe!


My dinner , mee goreng basah & tomyam campur......


Yna had maggi goreng.....memang dia dah mengantuk dah baru makanan sampai.


Lepas makan , balik Highrove & tengok DVD cerita 'Sini Ada Hantu'......boleh? Tak habis pun movie tu , the kids dah nak tidur.......OK , I pun ikut sama masuk tidur.......penat melawat kawasan siang tadi.....hahaha! Nite peeps.....

~ To Be Continued ~

5 comments:

  1. seronoknyer... cantik sgt apatment n bonglow tuh..
    enrivoment dia mendamaikan sungguh

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  2. salam nor......memang breathtaking sangat. I've always love the place...so peaceful.

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  3. sis rima orang luar bole sewa tak as holiday house like others yg kt situ such as wadi samrah ke sbb cantik la

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  4. sis rima kalau nk sewa as holidayy house bole x sbb cantik sgt kami slalu dtg sana sewa kt samrah, sailorest,saufi

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  5. sis rima orang luar bole sewa tak as holiday house like others yg kt situ such as wadi samrah ke sbb cantik la

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