Saturday, November 17, 2007
Vacation Up North
Tis the season to be jolly.
Well, Christmas for the Christians, but vacation time for this Muslim family. Neighboring Malaysia is this year's destination.
Since we forked out a tad too much for our Hari Raya Eidulfitri celebrations which had recently passed, there was very little fund left for a long and far-away vacation.
After much contemplations with possible destinations we could afford, Malaysia was the obvious choice.
This time being the peak travel period for both Malaysians and Singaporeans, with the school holidays just starting this very weekend and working adults forced to clear last year's annual leaves and all, we were still hesitant to confirm our booking after the numerous calls with the various tour agents for the past weeks.
Fortunately for us, Tourism Malaysia held its Visit Malaysia 2007 exhibition this weekend right at our doorstep in Singapore Expo, a stone's throw away from our home in Tampines. There is no perfect timing than this.
There, we found the free-and easy tour package we wanted. We get to go where we want, stay at the good hotels we know, extend a few nights stay, and get the transport back home arranged on another date.
So, come Saturday, 1 December evening, we will leave for a 4-Day, 5-Night to Cameron Highland, Genting Highlands and the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
We will get to visit and extend another 2 nights stay in Selayang, Kuala Lumpur with Wan, Wifey's Mom after a year-long apart.
Since she did not come back to her West Coast home in Singapore this Hari Raya, we figured, we visit her instead.
So near and yet so far...
Except for Kuala Lumpur, it will be my first time to Cameron and Genting highlands. It should be exciting... a relaxing time at Cameron Highland with its tea, strawberry and vegetable farms, then the fast moving resort theme-park Genting Highlands and shopping at Kuala Lumpur.
A good time to spend some quality time with Wan, especially for Wifey and Son and catch-up on things. This is going to be great!