Cameron Highlands Day 1 – Strawberry Park Resort

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We last visited Cameron Highlands back in 2005.
Recently, we got an invitation to review Strawberry Park Resort’s newly renovated suites.

Together with Patrick 大舅’s family, we drove 550Km to Cameron highlands. After almost 8 hours, we arrived tired and hungry 🙂

The surrounding feels cool, relaxing and Shiok, look at Yi’s leg over Daddy’s !
Daddy can actually doze off in the balcony.

The journey itself is always part of the fun, including getting lost for around 1 hour near Sepang/Klang area !

If you are curious about reaching Cameron Highlands, look out for Exit 214 Nilai (along North South Highway), then head in the direction of KLIA airport, Shah Alam, and finally Ipoh.

Only when we reach foot of Cameron Highlands, did we realised the climb up will take an excruciating 1 hour. The actual distance is short, but contains numerous bends and narrow roads. Overtaking is a skill.

We quickly check into our room (Fresno Suite), which comes with two rooms and a hugh hall, allowing our active kids to run around 🙂

Secretly, we all hope to laze on the comfortable bed..

We live on the second floor, and we understand some window views offer spectacular mountain ranges. Ours can see some trees and hills only 🙂

First impression is there are a lot of flowers and ferns surrounding our resort. Love the green and cool surroundings, away from the bustling city life !

We head back to Jim Thomson restaurant for our welcome reception.

Our refreshing Orange Welcome drink 🙂 Love the delicious English pie.

Kids enjoy the view from the restaurant’s balcony and occasional cold breeze. We suspect the temperature is about 23 to 25 degrees.

While kids are enjoying their food, Saraj brought Daddy around the resort for an orientation. We got a chance to sample all the food at Strawberry’s F&B outlets, and we will share more on Day 2 and 3’s posts 🙂

You would notice most of the lighting around Strawberry Park resort is kept dim. This helps to recreate the sombre ambience of an English Cottage.

For more F&B and facilities listings, do pop by Strawberry’s link. Heated pool anyone?

Tioga Suite is hugh and luxurious for 2 adults and 2 kids. You can gather the room details at Strawberry’s website.

.. and Studio Suite. Love the black Marble finish in all the suites’ washroom. A touch of luxury and class.

After a short rest, time for dinner at Strawberry Court Thai restaurant.

We suspect our kids are loving Cameron already. The cold weather allows them to run more, without breaking a sweat.

We spotted a Mandrayu Spa sanctuary and a playground along the way.

It is a nice “warm and cold” feeling to enjoy our Hot Steamboat in cold weather.


Our sumptuous seafood steamboat dinner. We were so busy eating Daddy forgot to take snapshots of the fresh vegetables.

This is only day 1. We guarantee Day 2 and 3 will be more exciting 🙂
Do pop by our photos album :
Day 1, – Day 2, – Day 3

3D2N Itinerary :
— Day 1 – Strawberry Park Resorts amenities
— Day 2 – Strawberry Farms and Tea plantation
— Day 3 – Glorious Sunrise at Brinchang

* Driving tips for Malaysia

Our 3D2N albums is already uploaded on our Fanpage.

We end Day 1 with some tips to reach Cameron Highlands, if you have more recommendations, do share with us.

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Tips for driving up Cameron Highlands :

– From Singapore, head towards Exit 214 (Nilai), then look for Shah Alam/Ipoh direction. It will take you about 6 hours to reach foot of Cameron highlands (Exit 132 Tapah). For first timers to hill resorts, Exit 137 Simpang Pulai is recommended. It is extra 30 to 45 mins to climb up Cameron Highlands, but less bends, thus less vomits. Some say the scenery along Simpang Pulai route is nicer.

(Map from http://www.malaxi.com/highway_express/plus_expressways_map.html)

– Take note the climb up Cameron highlands will take one hour .
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ps.. we would like to thanks the Management of Strawberry Park Resorts
(and PR Rouge Communications) for graciously hosting us over our 3D2N stay.
We felt like VIPS 🙂

Cool temperature, English scones, hotpot steamboat, strawberry, Boh tea

Cameron Highlands, here we come.

Thanks to sponsors Strawberry Park and Rogue Communications, SengkangBabies will be enjoying 3D2N in the highlands. We will be singing our Singapore pledge (09Aug) at 1500m above sea level.

We last smell Cameron’s Strawberries in 2005, Daddy love the English cottages and delicious scones. Can you imagine a hotpot steamboat in sub 20 degrees? Or watching the sun rise over the green misty Tea valley?

We will extend our holiday with two nights at Malacca, savoring Peranakan dishes and Jonker Street desserts. We stayed at Holiday Inn in 2010, and we love the infinity pool.

While you wait for our Cameron photos, Daddy will recommend you to try some handmade cookies at KAAMP. Click for some cute chefs in action. Fyi, the cookies taste and look nice, none was leftover for breakfast.

On a side note, did you know Doraemon will be born 100 years from this year, ie 2112? Do pop by Doraemon fanpage to catchup with upcoming activities.

Finally, Majulah Singapura !!!

Marina Bay Sands Infinity pool

At Marina Bay Sands Infinity pool, what did Boon Yi do to make Daddy so angry again? Daddy also threw him in Malacca’s pool ! Read on to find out why we are hanging out at Marina Bay area again.

Click on video for a preview of SengkangBabies’ Water FUN !

Some of the icons spotted in and around MBS, including our Merlion friend.

Actually, we had pop by Jiu Jiu’s Marina Bay Sands (MBS) staycation last month. When Daddy told the kids that we can swim in the world’s tallest swimming pool, kids agree to behave immediately 🙂

Daddy brought Kang up to skypark for a sneak peek first. The weather is HOT, and we can already imagine ourselves soaking in the pool !

Skypark is really lush with greenery. Hello, this is a roof, but it is also an oasis, and not your usual concrete and mortar. So NICE !

Everyone must pose next to the “edge” when you up in MBS’s infinity pool :p

Although there is a safety gap beyond the wall, we would advise parents to ensure active kids do not try to scale the wall. There are also lifeguards on duty.

There is a wading pool for the younger ones

Needless to say, Yi and Xin truly are water babies too.

We went on a weekday, and it was already quite crowded. It will be hard to imagine how crowded the pool will be on a weekend. Forget about doing your laps 🙂

From the front, you can view Singapore’s Central Business district..

On the other side, we can catch the paranomic Gardens by the Bay. We did a short introduction about 29th Jun’s opening yesterday. This garden will be a nice picnic spot for families 🙂

Click for more Skypark and Swimming photos at SengkangBabies fanpage.

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