Jerantut Hill Resort
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... reach the tea plantations which has beautiful endless green slopes with the tea plants growing on them. That’s more like it! We did a tour of the tea plantations but we also really enjoyed our hotel in the evenings. They had an amazing spa with girls from Bali and we also had a great Japanese dining experience whereby you pick and cook your own food and boil it in a large pan on your dining table. Delicious! (see photo).
We are falling into a pattern: the kids wake up at 8 and sneak out to the veranda to play on the iPad. We surface at 9 and drink enough tea and coffee to wake up before thinking about breakfast, then a swim, then it is 11 and we think of something to do.
Today it was Tanjung Rhu where there is a nice beach, but more importantly a fish and chip shop.
No-one is particularly keen on fish and chips except Dad, but sometimes the family humours him, so off we ...
... especially the home made snacks at 4pm. What really shocked me about this place is that in between the beautiful resorts lies some very poor villages. These people in these villages are called: "sea gypsies", they do not belong to Malaysia and move around the seas as they need. Although they have now established home on this island, they are still considered gypsies of the seas which means they do not get help from the government. I went to visit the village, and I have never seen ...
... learning opportunities for the children there.
Another day, another deployment.... The third site this trip was with the Semelai people at Kampung Bukit Rok. This was the first time that these kids ever laid their little hands on the XO laptops. It was a very interesting experience to witness how kids react and learn from the XO laptops.
The last day was to be busy too. "While we have finished all 3 site visits, the work is ...
... kindly instructed by the employees and I drove through Ipoh, KL, Temerloh and up to Jerantut. The car rental guy said it would take at least 10h through the old road (which is shorter in distance), so decided to take the 'longer' but quicker road.
I really liked it and I'm really happy I got a chance to do this. I am in Jerantut right now, a small town close to the Kuala Tembling Jetty. I will ...