Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bukit Tinggi Trip on Deepavali

As Ive mentioned in my previous post, mum, Rach and I went on a day trip to Bukit Tinggi. The trip was ok, but Bukit Tinggi did dissappoint me a little. Anyways, we made our journey at about 9.00am, just after breakfast and reached our destination at about 11.ooam. To enter Bukit Tinggi, you'll have to pay an entree fee of RM10 per person. We headed on to the Japanese Garden 1st as it was at the highest peak.....approx 3,500 feet from sea level. The weather was fine, a little gloomy. It was humid and I was drenched in my sweat. But whatever it is, I had a great family bonding time. Mum and Rachel were very much closer than before, to my delight. It is so important for families especially in laws to be close. Here are some of my shots.....

This was taken on the way up to the Japanese Garden.


Mum and Rachel at the entrance.

I have no idea what this grapelike flower is.....

This is the flower on a banana tree...the banana is red in colour, mind you.


A tiny waterfall




Wild Orchids




At the Colmar Tropicale..

The street

And last but not least, we went to the Rabbit's Farm. Ive named this one Thumper.....like from the cartoon Bambi.
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The sight seeing took us about 2 1/2 hours. And since it was still early (2.30pm), we took a drive all the way to IKEA for some shopping. We headed home at about 7.30pm and reached Kuantan at 10.30pm. Being an "old" man now, I was exhausted. I had a leg cramp in Batu Caves due to the ever famous traffic jam, had tonnes of coffee for the drive and was unable to poo went I got back home. But it was a good trip...... :)

23 comments:

Malaysian Joe said...

nice waterfall... great shutter speed and exposure combo!

Josephine said...

i like the waterfall photo

Ami3 S10 said...

hi there..sorry been a bad blog hopper these days. How r u? and yea, the waterfall shot is cool..:)!

lcfu said...

wow... you captured very well for the waterfall pic

Calvin Soo KJ said...

mjoe, i took almost 10 shots with the tripod for this. my mum and rach grumbled, otherwise would experiment more... :) paiseh lar....

josephine, thanks.

ami, hey gurl. didnt hear from you for some time. looks like everyone liked the waterfall. like you, im also a bad blog hopper. jumping on the same spot most of the time...lol

lcfu, thanks again... :)

Rashai said...

Thanks for dropping by, really like your pictures! cool! you are a legend!
How far is Bukit Tinggi from KL? I have only been to KL.
Can I link your blog?
Cheers..

Malaysian Joe said...

well.. its all worthwhile... well.. yeah.. they grumble alot.. don't they.. .never appreaciate a good pic when taken.. LOL..

Calvin Soo KJ said...

rashai, wow!! that was fast...hahaha. sure, we exchange links. thanks buddy. cheers.... :)

mjoe, cant do much about that. ones my mum and another is my wife...lol. have to make do.....for now. :P

suituapui said...

Ooo...ur mum's so young and pretty. Sure that's not Rachel's mum? Hahahahahahahaha!!!! Wei! U people did not eat kah? Why no photos of food?

vertigonick said...

ouch.. leg cramps... haha! good to be adventorous also i guess.

Pete said...

Nice pictures. Actually there is not much things to do at Bukit Tinggi except to enjoy the cool air.

garfield said...

nice pics bro.

tripod is really a photographer's best friend, lol

for me, i also got keep my tripod in the car. so wherever i go, when i need it, i just take it from my car and get some pics
:)

by the way, that rabbit is very cute
:)

cleffairy said...

*snarl* i smell rats complaining about women! Grrrr! never make a woman mad, Calvin, especially when they are your wife or your mom. LMAO.... dangerous ohhh! LOL.

I love those pictures, Calvin, so pretty and nice. I have to tell you this... Rachel looks like you... I mean, you and Rachel have the 'husband and wife' look. Made for each other.

I really would love to visit the rabbit farm! Ohhh! i love rabbits, they're just so CUUUUTTTEEE and very quiet! :-P

No food piccies ar? Dun tell me u din eat. LOL.

Calvin Soo KJ said...

stp, err.....my mum is actually 62 this year, so not young liao....lol. we didnt had lunch in bkt tinggi coz its so expensive. we had ours in ikea.

vertigo, leg cramps in kl not a first time for me.....had tonnes more... :)

pete, the air wasnt even cool. i was sweating all over.

garfield, yayah.....i love my tripod, but to bring it along everywhere is such a hassle. thought of purchasing the ....what you call, gorillapod or something like that.. :)

clef, didnt even thought of complaining, but had seconds...hahaha. many of my friends and relatives said that too. :) and yes, the rabbits were very cute. there were about 100 of em. besides rabbits, they also have ponies and deers as well. but decided not to take photos coz cant stand their dung smell....hehehe

・*:..May..:*・ said...

you really enjoyed your trip!
amazing, do you have IKEA in your country?
i guessd IKEA is Japanese company :O

and every pics are pretty nice!
but i've never seen such colourful tropical folowers in Japanese gardens,haha;P

Calvin Soo KJ said...

may-yes, i enjoyed the trip. but mostly the companionship with my family. ikea is actually swedish, they have branches every part of the world :) em, not sure about what you have in japan, but since i was there and it was a so called "japanese garden", i had to take it as it is...hhehehe. cheers...

Chris said...

Wau... very nice scenery...

Calvin Soo KJ said...

chris, thanks mate.

Celine Mook said...

Yor..Bukit Tinggi is so nice leh! I want to go also :D

suituapui said...

You ate at IKEA? Furniture? Cushions? Pillows? Bolsters? Hahahahahahahaha!!!

Calvin Soo KJ said...

celine, i only recommend you to spend the most 2 hours, then you'll be bored stiff. but if you're a 1st timer, then ok lah. :)

stp, in ikea got restaurant lar.....

eugene said...

hi bro,why la no pictures of you insight (about the bukit tinggi trip la), you owe me that, remember i requested it, even if you didnt concede to it, i took it as you owe me.so how ?

good weekend bro, going for my drink tonite, join me

Calvin Soo KJ said...

eugene,got one. but the background kinda dark, so decided not to post it. i owe you lor...:)