A Fabulous Day Trip

Saturday, March 07, 2009

We looked forward to a great day today as we joined the Seniors Fellowship for a day trip up north to visit a hot spring, to savour a special lunch in Tanjung Tualang, visit a waterfall, and more food in Bidor.

We woke up real early and headed to assemble in church for departure at 7 am. It was drizzling. We prayed and trusted in God that it will not rain today. It did not actually rain but it did drizzle on and off - to look into the bright side of it, it was a nice cool day with just a little sun.


We did not expect such a luxurious bus! A double-decker to boot: the upper deck with rows of seats and the lower deck a den for playing games and chatting with one another.


Here's to a great day!


And off we go.


The journey to Sungai Klah Hot Springs took us about 2 hours. Upon reaching, we paid for the entrance fee and immediately trudged on to the hot springs area, with Uncle Albert leading the way. There were 39 of us.


Steaming hot!


This is the hot spring pool. The highest temperature in this pool was about 43 degrees Celcius. It was so comfortable I could dip here for hours on end. Ahhhhh ...


This is the hottest spot set up for visitors for boiling eggs. The guide that took us here told us beforehand that we will be provided eggs. But he had the eggs all boiled and ready to eat while we are dipping in the other pool. What a bummer -- the fun of course is to do it ourselves! But I came prepared, with a steel wire basket with a handle, about 10 eggs, plastic bowls, spoons, soya sauce and pepper!


The sign says 1/4 boil, 2 min; 1/2 boil, 3 min; 3/4 boil, 4 min; hard boiled, 6-7 min. I had mine half boiled. It was the yummiest half boiled egg I have ever eaten in my life. The water was steeped in minerals and the eggs, I was told, would absorbed some of it, which gives it a saltish taste. The eggs were extremely hot to handle.


This pool just next to the egg boiling one had a temperature that ranges from 42 to 50 degrees Celcius. We dipped our feet in here and you'll see scores of people walking around with red feet! It was absolutely hot. I could not even dip my feet into certain hot spots.


After Sungai Klah, it took us a one-hour ride to get to our lunch spot. I was famished by then. But the wait was absolutely worth it.


We came here for the famous dai tou har - literally big headed prawns.


Let's dig in!


The journey was quite long and the place was quite far into the village. At first we were commenting that we will never come back here again on our own because it will be too much of a hassle. But after savouring the food, we are definitely coming back!


We were given some lotus pods. We break the pod, get the seeds, remove the skin covering the seeds and eat it. They were sweet and yummy!


I was roaming around the shops there. Anyone want some brushes to clean the floors at home?


The village: Tanjung Tualang.
The restaurant was the second from left.


Too busy shopping.


On our way to the waterfall, we passed by Kellie's Castle. We did not go in, but hung around for some pictures. It was a love story how the castle was built - read it here.


We were at another village as we were about to reach the waterfall.


We are finally going to this waterfall, which we now know its name: Lata Kinjang Waterfall. All these years, whenever we travel up north, we will see this scene from the highway, and finally we will see it for ourselves up close.


It was absolute gorgeous. We climbed quite high to come to this spot, and if you notice a suspension bridge in the picture, we made it there too and it was fun for me, to the panic and dismay of the others, when I started skipping and swaying as I went along the bridge!


Here's to a fabulous day out! (I must remind you that this trip was suppose to be for the senior folks but we younger and not-so-young had to make the effort to at least go further up to see the waterfall a little closer.)


By the time we got back to church, it was way past 9pm. We were all thoroughly exhausted ... but we thank God for a great day of sharing, bonding and having fun together.

Soli Deo Gloria.

pearlie
Photo (c) 2009 Pearlie Ng

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4 comment(s)

  1. Oh what a wonderful, delightful, fun packed trip. You were skipping across the bridge...am I not surprised!!
    Susan

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  2. I like the Tanjong Tualang, fish and prawn...good!but I think, not cheap..

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  3. Susan,
    :D -- I didn't really skip that much though! haha

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  4. 不肖生 Sceptics,
    We don't know the cost, it was part of the trip. So we better check it out first before we go there again. But yea, it was good!

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