Scones and Cameron Highlands somehow go hand in hand and if one is looking for the best scone in town, The Lord’s Cafe in Tanah Rata certainly is a great place to be spoiled for choices.
Famous Scone Cameron Highland
Tucked away in the row of shops situated at Main Road in Tanah Rata, we stumbled upon The Lord’s Cafe after a quick browse on where to go for the best scone in Cameron Highland. The eatery is charming with a homely outlook paired with yesteryears decoration and open windows that invites natural light to peek in, also gives one a sense of nostalgic charm.
The Second East-West Highway, is one of the Malaysia’s greatest touring routes, winds through the backbone of Malaysia namely Titiwangsa showcasing stunning rainforest landscape blending with multiple altitudes across Aborigine’s towns, local villages, limestone hills and local food between Simpang Pulai and Jerantut via the rustic towns such as Gua Musang and Kuala Lipis. If you are looking for the similar legendary road tour – Route 66, this is the Malaysia’s own version – it’s Federal Route 185. And this is THE route where one can spot ‘Tapir’, ‘Elephant’ or wildlife sign posts on the road!
Medan is no doubt a city that is famed for its Medanese cuisine hence this post is a Medan food guide dedicated for the fellow foodies. Honestly, Medan food is underrated and lesser known to most part of the world compares to its neighbouring cities such as Penang or Bangkok. Deserving more attention than it gets, the famous Medan food is a blend of traditional ethnic foods and variety of geographical location.
1. Mie Pangsit or Mie Pansit Either Pansit or Pangsit, both refer to the same food that I would consider staple in this corner of the world. On the first day of my arrival, I was not sure of how to fuel up. A walk down from my hotel brought me to an eatery that was selling noodles. The look and feel was inviting, similar to the famous wanton mee in Penang.
If fresh, juicy and inexpensive are what you’re expecting before buying imported fruits in Penang, then one of the must go places is Lorong Kulit Flea Market. Located next to Penang City Stadium at Jalan Datuk Kramat in George Town, this venue is the market place for pre-loved items ranging from collection of old coins, stamps, musical instruments to postcards and handicrafts. Yes, if you’re longing to walk down the memory lane, this is the place to be!
Hustling, bustling blending with rustic charm, this is the atmosphere as early as 8 or 9 AM. Parking can be a challenge at that time. However, as more stalls wrap up after lunch, Lorong Kulit is in fact a breeze spot to grab the imported at the best deals at the most affordable price. Besides, one may drive into the compound itself and park at one’s convenient right next to the fruit stalls.
I stumbled upon Origin Herbal Hair Treatment in Penang while exploring options to cover up my grey hairs. Yeah, you read it right – I had started to accumulate a couple patches of grey hair. No thanks to the age that is catching up. Like it or not, age is always going incremental as time goes. No way to reverse although deep inside, I am forever young!
I did experiment with hair coloring at the saloon once a year to manage the grey hairs and pretending to appear trendy. After nodding to the hair stylist giving the green light, I always regretted that spoiling my hair with notorious chemical. Peroxide and ammonia were very strong and at times made me nauseous during the coloring. Aftermath can be terrible especially when my hair was wet. It was extra heavy as if every single strain on my crown was coated with layers of paint. Honestly I can’t wait for the color to fade so that I would stop getting lightheaded every time I wash my hair.
For travelers of north south highway in Peninsular Malaysia, one may opt to stop at Bidor, a ghost town that is located north of Tanjung Malim and south of Ipoh in the state of Perak. Compares to Ipoh, Bidor certainly offers the convenience as the town itself is merely 5 minutes away from the highway exit, in addition to the ease of traffic and plenty of spaces for parking.
If you are rather familiar with Bidor, Pun Chun eatery is one the famous stop among the outstation folks. High popularity resulted it to be over rated hence it operates more like a tourist spot that serves visitors less of its original value. Food prices are steeper than before or comparatively with other local operators down the road.
Aiming to find the authentic food of this ghost town, we stumbled upon Wind Town Restaurant that is located at Taman Bukit Bidor near Jalan Paku, just a stone throw from Pun Chun.
If you’re traveling on ferry between Langkawi and Penang, Gunung Jerai or formerly known as “Kedah Peak” is certainly the majestic peak that will capture your heart. I have been eying on this summit since our last visit to Titi Hayun Recreational Park some time ago. Enormous limestone outcrop that rises 1,175 m above sea level, Mount Jerai being the highest in the state of Kedah erupts majestically over a vast flat plains of paddy field. Breathtaking, scenic, this is the picture that has been playing in my mind since then!
Steep in history, Gunung Jerai was once considered sacred by the ancient Malays hence there are evidences of Hindu-Buddhist civilization dating back to the 4th century. Similar to many other summits, Mount Jerai also shares a fair bit of fascinating tales. One of the most famous folklore is King of Fangs or “Raja Bersiong” – a story of a cruel king that ruled an ancient kingdom within Bujang Valley, also liked to consume human blood.
Whether you agree or not, I would claim KLCC Petrosains as one of the best weekend deals! Yes, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 kids, you could enjoy the best rate offered. We paid RM31.80 for 2 adults and 1 kid. But, that is not the deal that I really meant.
Heading into an era of near extinction of passionate teachers in public schools, science is merely a subject to score ‘A’. Go tuition, do past years’ questions are guaranteed for ‘A’. Route learning, inflexible, trimming the outliers – these are what happen in Malaysia’s public school in general. Anyone have ever told you – the more experiments you are doing, the better you’re? You’re likely to agree if the answer is ‘nope’.
We arrived in Lovina with one specific objective – Bali Dolphin Watching. Aside from watching dolphin from confined aquarium, our past encounter with live dolphin was in SeaWorld, Gold Coast Australia. This time, we have chance to watch it live neither in aquarium nor at the theme park!
Seeing Dolphin in Bali
In the beginning, we were quite skeptical, having heard friends who signed up for the tour didn’t spot any dolphin. We asked our driver Mr Agus before arriving in Lovina, “What is the chance of spotting dolphin in Lovina?”. His answer was, “So far, I can see dolphin each time I’m there..and I heard the same from the guest I have driven too. In fact, if you are lucky, you can see over 500, if unlucky maybe around 50-100”. Taking his word, we booked a hotel in Lovina.
It was a beautiful Thursday morning, we woke up at 5.30am. Pak Agus was very punctual, and we left our hotel Pandawa Village around 5.45am. About 10 minutes later, we arrived at beachside and the boat captain Pak Komang was already there waiting.