Friday, July 11, 2008

Retreat to Selesa Hills Home

It has been quite sometime that we have not been to family holidays the whole family. This is because one or two of the family members that could not make it due to certain reasons. So a plan has been been made to make sure that the whole family could go to a retreat just before Munzir left for UK to pursue his studies.
An opportunity came when Hadi, the 3rd. of the siblings returned home for a two week holiday from Australia. So we had book a two-room apartment at Selesa Hill Home, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang for two nights.
So, after office today (Friday 11-Jul-2008) the whole family departed to Bukit Tinggi in two cars. This is because there are 2 parents, 4 adult children, a maid and an 8-year old daughter.

KL Cityscape during the drive-through to Bkt Tinggi

When we daparted from Bandar Seri Putra, Bangi it was already around 6 p.m... the time when the traffic jam is unavoidable. We decided to take the North South Highway, through SMART Tunnel at Sg, Basi and took an elevated highway to Ampang. From Ampang, we joined the Midle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) straight to Gombak and towards East Coast Highway just near Univ. Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM).
Alhamdulillah, the traffic jam was bearable and we reached Janda Baik Rest Area (at the foot of Genting Highland at around 7 p.m.). We had our 'dinner' at nice and clean Mac Donald restaurant at the R & R.

Dinner at the Mc Donald

The dinner was completed at about 8 p.m. where we continued our journey towards Bukit Tinggi.

Fun Time after meal at the Mc Donald

Alhamdulillah, just after 15 minutes descending the highway from the R & R , we exited the highway as we reached the valley. After turning left from the highway exit, we reached Selesa Hills Home, where we checked in at one of the apartments. After unloading our belongings, we took our long-awaited time to rest for the night.

Registration at Selesa Hills Home Apartment

Alhamdulillah, I found out that the Maxis Broadband modem signal was quite OK here (3G signal) where as usual, I started accessing my blog..
Well, need to have my shower and off to sleep for a real 'resting retreat' ..
Hope I could rest before another hectic week awaiting for me next week...

Some of the flowers a the main parking area

To Firah, Munzir, Hadi & Mama, the pool at Selesa Hills Home has been a place to relax and enjoyed swimming (although the pool was swarmed with other guests). Hope a brief stay at the apartment has been a memorable one...

The family's Swimming Team

Time-keeper : AFK