Hotel De' La Ferns
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... about 3 weeks previously... Such a treat! Simple things please a backpacker!! We'd booked to do a local half day tour because we didn't have long on that day in the area. The tour involved tea plantations, a tea factory, a strawberry farm and a visit to the oldest forest in Malaysia. It was a good tour but was really knackering! Thee views here are amazing - there are loads of viewpoints ...
... Rata where we were staying and got off the bus. At almost the exact second that we got off the bus it started pouring rain. We weren't prepared to protect our bags from the rain for the next kilometre or so walk to the hotel so we went to a hotel across the street from the station and used their phone to call the hotel for their free shuttle to pick us up. We only waited for about 5-10 minutes before the driver and owner of the hotel ...
... and only 2 female flowers).
What we found very interesting was the fact that Rafflesia generally needs to grow 6 years before it comes to blossom, itīs alive only 4 days and then it dies. It has basically four stages of blossoming:
- 1st day: The flower starts to open. Its leaves make hardly visible moves (once per 7 hours).
- 2nd day: The flower is fully open; its leaves are still far from the ground.
- 3rd ...
... an eerie, spooky feel to it, good fun to trek through the jungle though.
A lot cooler and wet in these parts. I tell you, when it rains in Malaysia, it really rains, hard, hammering down rain that doesn't stop for a couple of hours and then the sun suddenly appears like nothing has happened.
A place worth a visit for a day if you can be bothered and are heading up that way, otherwise...nothing to shout ...
Mum and Dad spent many years here in Tanah Rata as Dad was originally in the Malayan Police in the Jungle Patrol unit. So he spent many years patrolling the jungles for terrorists, protecting the planters and generally keeping the peace. He and Mum did spend some time out in the more remote regions of the country.
The reason for us coming to Tanah Rata was achieved in that we did find the house that ...