Travel & Trip
Day 3 begins with another island tour trip. A much anticipated tour of Phi Phi + Bamboo Island via cruise. The itinerary was a bit different from my first visit to Phi-Phi Island. Bamboo Island without bamboo is a wonderful island with white sand and surprisingly there’s no resort here.
Phi-Phi & Bamboo Island Tour | Island Escape @ Phuket
This tour is via cruise and cost for 1300 baht per person. The price can be lower if you know where to bargain. Phi-Phi Island is going to be my third attempt to visit as my first time ruined due to bad weather. My second time was success but this time going to be little bit different.
Bamboo Island is on the list this round. It was another beautiful island surrounding Phi-Phi National Park.
Last 2 days was meant for relax and non-adventure. Shopping and walking around the place where we stay. Hey, we stay at Patong area, the most popular and busiest town in Phuket.
Patong Beach & JungCeylon Mall | Island Escape @ Phuket
JungCeylon is a popular shopping complex in Patong. It was quite near to Bangla Street. That’s my first destination and believe it or not, we spent half day here. Things were cheap and you don’t feel want to go out looking at souvenir shop under the sun.
We took a free shuttle from our hotel, drop at Patong beach. A direct sunlight of 11am (Thai time) is mean 12pm in Malaysia. We walked and decided to stop by my favorite restaurant, call Number 6.
OMG, it was closed for renovation. How unlucky.
UK Farm is not the located at United Kingdom, but in Kluang, Johor. It’s one of the modern agriculture project comes under Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Malaysia.
UK Farm @ Kluang, Johor
A largest goat and sheep farm with 100 acres of grazing land for 4,000 sheep. Also have 15 acres of passion fruits and on-site fruit manufacturing station.
If you wonder what UK stands for, is their founder’s name, Un Keng.
UK Farm Agro Resort is provided overnight accommodation under their tour package for those who want to experience staying in the park surrounded by farm. The landscape here is excellent and you can see paddy-field’s green across the entire land.
A day visit is sufficient for local residents to drive into the farm for the nice view of scenery and relaxation, suitable for family, group tour & photography lover.
UK Agro Farm offer a wide range of facilities that cater to all individual needs such as restaurant, farm mart, conference room, chalet, dormitory, barbecue area, open stage, camp site and karaoke.
You may call our trip as makan-makan trip but I rather called as road trip to Muar town. Muar is Johor’s royal town, does not have major tourist attraction, but doesn’t mean you can’t come here.
Road Trip to Muar Town
I took time to walk around and I saw Muar is a pleasant town in my recent visit few years back. Yes, this post was backdated in year Aug 2012.
The Sultan Ismail Bridge spans the river at this point and here you can see the yellow painted Muar Clock Tower, one of the town’s most famous landmarks. The stairs into the interior of the tower were padlocked.
The streets are all being color-coded. I think it’s funny with so many colors there.
An unexpected 17 pax group turn up to hike cooling and mossy mountain located at the Gap, the foot hill of Fraser Hill. All were first timer to this mountain.
29 June 2014 | Gunung GAP & Ulu Semangkok
I was expected a 3 hours hike has turned almost into half which was 2 hours from base to Gap peak and Ulu Semangkok peak. Our group were a fit and steady, leaving no one behind to complete first peak (Gap) less than an hour time. Another hour plus to second peak (Ulu Semangkok).
The supportive elements that moved our group so fast was a dry season and trails were better grip. No one encountered any leech.