I have developed a liking for short trips , to nearby towns in the midst of nature .And , this probably stems from my father’s love for it ,too.
This time , we decided on Janda Baik , our niece took over the reigns of planning the getaway .We narrowed it down to Glasshouse 325, to accommodate our 4 families . It kind of fit all of us , 10 adults and 4 kids below 8 .Costed us RM 2800/night ( on Christmas eve ) but the average rate is usually at RM 1800 , which comes with breakfast ( a choice of fried rice or fried mee hoon and coffee).
points to note
- there is a fireplace – if you’d like to use it , you need to let them know a few days earlier for them to prepare the necessary.
- bbq can be arranged , also to be informed earlier.
- they have staff ( really helpful ones )that live adjacent to this beautiful property , so if you need anything , they’re practically a holler away. ( very bad phone service , i wasn’t joking bout holler – ing)
- it gets cold at night – pack something warm!
We ordered our dinner in that night – western food from Nero Bianco. Food was alright . BUT the nasi lemak the next morning , was amazing. It was from a stall , 1 km away from the guardhouse , if you turn right.
Us , with our tree that got transported all the way to Janda Baik , with ornaments and all.
Eating , drinking ,playing Resistance , karaoke and being merry , was all we did.
my fabulous family
how cute we look , all color coded
The morning after…
On our way home , we ventured into Janda Baik town. There was a nice ( much bigger , less stone-y ) stream nearby , with lots of people tube- ing , families setting up their little picnic mats. ( we should have done this the day before, instead of lazing our afternoon away) .Lots of food vendors , ATV for hire and a Fig Farm that we ventured too as well. A pit stop , after a drink and some figs , Su and Veena were convinced ,they needed a plant in their home too.So , plants they bought!
Despite having a full breakfast , we weren’t ready to leave and decided on lunch at Foon Lock , but the crowd was mad .There was no way we could have managed a table for all of us. Better luck next time ,perhaps.
And, just like that , we bid goodbye to fresh air.