Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!!

Hi!!! Happy weekend dear readers!! How are u?? What did u do today? Busy shopping? Spending some time with ur family? I just hope that u had a great weekend with ur dear ones!!

As for me, I went to the 4th Putrajaya international hot air balloon fiesta 2012!! It was a great event I would say. I think the reason why I could go there is because it was so close by to our home. Just about 5 or 10 minutes drive and we were already there. u see, if u want to see these balloons, u must be there at about 7am. Otherwise, all of the balloons will be gone and u will be going home feeling frustrated.
 setting up..

When we reached there, they were busy filling up the balloons with the air and lighting up the fire to make it fly away.. owh u know how does it work =)  I am so happy as I get the opportunity to see all of the balloons fly away..
 a cake?? glups

 up up and away!!

 a tree with colorful parrots..

 telephone booth!!

 iwi the kiwi!!

 this one r open to public.. u just pay rm10 and u can ride this one!! but it will only take 5 minutes to go up and down again..

This fiesta is a great place for family to spend times together as there r a lot of activities provided besides than just watching the hot air balloon!! Then we decided to have breakfast as both of us r quit starving. Of we went to the nearby eateries to have our breakfast. Later on we went to meet up with some old friends at the mall.. so how was ur weekend?? tell me what did u do today!! i would love to read ur story!!!

p/s: tips of the day - if u really want to see the hot air balloons, make sure to reach there at about 7am!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sungai Palas Tea Plantation~

Hi people!!! How r u? Hope that u r in d pink of health!! I am busy doing nothing and suddenly the image of my old blog appear in my mind.. Let’s do some writing!!

I went to Cameron highland few weeks ago. Cameron what?! Where in the earth is that? Is it some where in India?? Cameron Highlands actually is in Pahang is one of Malaysia's most popular tourist destinations, a collection of peaceful townships perched 1500 meters high on a nest of serene mountains. Cooling resorts, tea plantations and strawberry farms sprawl lazily across lush, the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday.

It was a great place after all.. It is located on top of a mountain, far far away from the city, so it is a quite place for a perfect holiday. First of all, we went to the Sungai Palas Tea Plantation. It is a Boh tea plantation located in Brinchang about 2km away from Kea Farm Market or 5km after town. It has its own tea center, visitor gallery and show factory. The road is very narrow I would say. And after driving for about 15 minutes, we finally reached to the parking area. And from there, we have to walk about another 15 minutes. The scenic is just breathtaking; walking along the tea plantation is a great experience for me. I would really treasure that moment. From far we can already see the restaurant or the cafĂ©. 
 walking towards the centre..

 our breakfast..

After spending some time to have breakfast while enjoying the beautiful panorama, we went to souvenir shop to buy some fresh tea that were not out yet in the shop. Besides, we also did not did not want to miss out the experiences to be in the tea factory. We were shown the procedure on how teas were produced. The Sungai Palas Tea Center is free to visit and open daily from 9am to 4.30pm, but closes on Mondays.
 the shop!!

 the factory..

drying out the tea leaves..

p/s: tips of the day - if u want to go to this place, please make sure that u arrived at this place by 9am. otherwise it will be quit full!!!