27 September 2017, by E-van and Terry
Being married for a year paved the way for bigger things. Our flat, household items, bills… They have arrived and welcomed us with very warm opened arms.
I must say, this-whole-owning-a-house-together-is-less-stressful-when-we-do-it-as-a-team.
I trust this “togetherness” will also help us when we have our children in the near future…but one thing at a time right?
So…here is where we are at now:
The kitchen is coming together and we love how it is looking!
Our couch is only arriving in October, so…we made a make shift couch corner using props fro our wedding!
As we are slowly taking our time with the process moving in to our beautiful home, we also decided to take time off that stress to unwind, as well as to celebrate our first year anniversary and our five years of being together. So it’s pretty much a birthday trip for us!
We are currently staying in this lovely and quaint cottage looking place in Cameron Highlands called Planters Country Hotel (formerly known as The Bala’s Holiday Chalet). A short and sweet getaway, and not too painful for the bank!
We booked a round coach trip from Singapore to Cameron highlands which cost $94 per person – $55 to go there, and $44 to come back.
If you’re brave enough you can choose to just buy a one way trip to go there and buy a ticket back at the bus terminal there. If I remember correctly it’s about $25? I just know it’s a lot cheaper!
Additional tip: It’s a 9-hour long coach ride, book a night ride like us so that you can sleep through the ride and arrive at your destination in the morning!
Being here in Cameron Highlands is just what we needed. To reenergise and be back and surrounded with nature, to take a step back and take our time to relac relac lah!
The temperature here is perfect. Ranging from 16°-20°C throughout the day and getting colder in the night. It’s the ideal sweater weather and I think every Singaporean would love just being here. It makes you a happier person!
We booked ourselves a full day tour since 8.45am this morning and visited various places such as a temple, a butterfly farm, a cactus farm, a strawberry garden, a tea plantation as well as a mossy forest!
I’m tickled by this, I hope you are too, HAHA! So in Singapore, we have the Nasi Lemak burger right? Introducing a very special dish in Malaysia, Cameron Highlands *drum roll* the Nasi Lemak cheesecake!
We visited the Mossy Forest, it had really gorgeous views even though it was foggy on one side.
We went back to our little cottage at 4 pm to take a nap, who knew… we were so tired that we took a 4-hour (long) nap! (Note to self: a 7-hour tour can be very tiring)
Soon, it was time for dinner so we decided to head down to the hotel’s restaurant. The restaurant had a nice ambience and we were surprised to be the only ones there.
It could probably be the price, or it’s location (since we are midway up the hill). This place serves Indian food, western as well as local delights! We were pleasantly surprised at the food because it was really good! Terry ordered the Mixed Grill which consisted of grilled chicken and lamb whereas I ordered a small little set of Indian cuisine.
This was a nice way to wrap up our first wedding anniversary. It was simple and just right. We enjoyed the whole day where we managed to learn so much about Cameron Highlands and got close to animals (not to mention, huge insects too!).
You can consider a short trip here if you’re celebrating an anniversary or even a birthday. No expensive gifts – just the gift of time and exploring, priceless!
Need a recommendation for this trip? Drop me a comment below!