Monday, December 02, 2013

Ipoh - Cameron Highlands - Kuala Lumpur [5 Days 4 Nights Trip] - Summarised Itinerary

I am back from my hols! 

As part of the agreement with a very dear friend (yes Kon, that's you), i would post a summarised itinerary of this trip before diving into the details, which would likely take months! I would link this post accordingly once i am done with the individual entries. 

- Singapore to Ipoh
[10.00 pm the previous day] 
Took the crappy coach from Golden Mile Complex.

[5.00 am]
Reached Ipoh at an ungodly, inhumane hour; i slept for at most two hours! Loitered a while in the Amanjaya Bus Terminal before deciding to take the RM30 cab to the hotel. As expected, hotel would not allow THAT early a check-in.

[6.50 am]
Proceeded to have dim sum in the nearby Ming Court and walked to Nam Heong for white coffee. Toured the Old Town area, including the historical Ipoh Railway Station.

[12.00 noon] 
We finally checked in to the cozy French HotelHad a great rest for three hours before a shopping / dinner session in Ipoh Parade shopping centre.

[6.00 pm] 
Went back to the boutique hotel; mom was mesmerised with the Taiwanese dramas spoken in Hokkien.

- Ipoh
[6.00 am] 
Time to wake up! Not willingly though. Had dim sum at another highly acclaimed restaurant; Foh San.

[8.30 am] 

The tour contained food elements, as usual, which are considered as main draws for the small city. Lunch was at a famous roast duck restaurant (Sun Yeong Wai) and there were visits to the super nice Funny Mountain (for the soya milk and beancurd) and Sin Eng Heong (kaya puffs).

[6.00 pm]
Dinner at the well-known Lou Wang for their signature beansprouts and steamed chicken! 

[8.00 pm] 
Chilled out with the parents in Jose & Deli Eatery (located in French Hotel).

- Ipoh to Cameron Highlands
[7.30 am] 
Out of the hotel. Breakfast was at Sin Yoon Loong for a serving of toast and a cup of unsatisfying white coffee.

[10.00 am] 
Departed Ipoh via a private transport to Cameron Highlands!

[12.00 noon] 
Reached Brinchang and proceeded to check in to Rosa Passadena Hotel, successfully. A simple lunch followed by a self visit to Big Red Strawberry Farm.

[2.30 pm] 
Left for our Agro Delight Tour (part 1, part 2, part 3) where we were brought to a number of farms like watercress, vegetables, cactus, hydroponics and even chrysanthemums! The screw-loose guide from Titiwangsa Tours even took us to a restricted area with a spectacular view of the town! A Halal steamboat dinner concluded the tour.

[8.00 pm] 
Visited Brinchang's bustling night market before retiring for the night.

- Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur
[6.00 am] 
Woke up early for the hotel buffet breakfast! It was okay but i thought it would be more relaxing to have a serving of hot roti canai from the roadside restaurant in that cool highland weather.

[8.00 am] 
A mini van from Kang Tours and Travel picked us up from the hotel where we shall travel to Kuala Lumpur! 

[11.15 am] 
Arrived in the capital of Malaysia! Despite a few hiccups, we managed to check in to Times Square Service Suites. As usual, reviews of the three accommodations i stayed in the past few days would be posted in due course.

[12 noon] 
Stopovers in Kenaga Wholesale City, Petaling Street and Bukit Bintang and finally had a most fantastic hokkien mee in KL.

[10.30 pm] 
Finally done with shopping! 

- Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
[6.00 am] 
Unsurprisingly, i was once again pulled out from bed as both parents were already awake! Filled up our tummies with fish soup for mom and roti canai for dad and myself.

[10.00 pm] 
Checked out from the service suite and we continued our shopping spree while dad took care of the numerous luggage we had.

[12.00 noon] 
Boarded Transtar First Class Solitaire, where i fully expected to be impressed .

[4.10 pm] 
Home sweet home! 


Click the following for details:
Day One - Singapore > Ipoh
Day Two - Ipoh 
Day Three - Ipoh > Cameron Highlands
Day Four > Cameron Highlands > Kuala Lumpur
Day Five > Kuala Lumpur > Singapore

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