Saturday, July 18, 2009


#1 Sitting pretty amidst the Pahang rain forest is the little hamlet of Fraser's Hill. Fraser's Hill was discovered by Louis James Fraser in the early 19th century, who himself mysteriously disappeared from the hill one day.

I think I've lost count now how many times I've been to Cameron Highlands and Genting Highlands. But our recent weekend getaway to Fraser's Hill, though, was our first time! Hence, it was a weekend getaway that I had been looking forward to for a while.

The climate in Fraser's Hill is cool and refreshing. Year round temperatures are between 18-23 degrees Celsius.


#2 To get to Fraser's Hill from the Gap, one must go up a narrow, winding, one-way road for 8 km. Traffic up and down is controlled by a gate system with uphill traffic limited to odd hours, and downhill traffic to even hours.


#3 When the Gap is the only option: Traffic control effective 7AM to 7PM.
Note: There's no control after 7.30pm and the gate remains open for both traffics.

When the new road is open: All downward traffic uses the new road, while the old Gap road is designated for upward traffic, with no time restrictions round the clock.

We arrived at the gate around 2.30pm and we have to wait for the next gate at 3pm.


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#5 There's a little stall by the road just a short distance away from the Gap.

While waiting for the gate to open for us to drive up, suddenly, we heard someone calling Ralph's name! We turned around and I saw a Mat Salleh guy.

Ralph said excitedly, "Oh my gosh! Michael!"


#6 It was certainly a happy coincidence that Ralph met his friend, Michael from UK.

Upon arrival,


#7 we were greeted by this exceedingly British-looking little stone building covered with creeper vines. The town is relatively small, with much of the activity centered on a market square dominated by a little clock tower.


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#9 This rustic stone-built bungalow is now the post office which dates back to 1923.


#10 Beside the post office is the police station which was built in 1919.


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#12 Sports complex in the town centre.


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#15 I was busy snapping away while Ralph was busy looking at the map / accommodations in Fraser's Hill. *LOL* Alright, we didn't book accommodation ahead of our arrival!


#16 We walked in to Jelai Highland Resort,


#17 but there was no one at the reception.
I looked around and I told Ralph I didn't really like this resort cos its kinda old and not that appealing, so we left.


#18 We would like to stay in Puncak Inn but it was closed for renovation.

The tourism board wants to preserve the English colonial concept which has been a main attraction at Fraser's Hill. A total of RM4.5 million has been spent to spruce up Puncak Inn and some bungalows.


#19 This looked inviting!

Fortunately, we met Mr. Nice Guy (I can't remember his name) here. He is the person in charge of all accommodations owned by PKBF and he suggested Fraser's Silverpark Resort.


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#22 There are studio apartments, 2 Bedroom Suites and 3 bedroom suites, with kitchenettes and balconies to choose from.


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#25 Things to do in Fraser's Silverpark Resort.


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My eyes set upon when I entered the huge, recently refurbished, furnished studio apartment! It was clean, cozy and very comfortable.


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#28 Kitchen with tea making facilities (without cooking facilities).


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#32 Balcony overlooking the surrounding hills.


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We finally checked in and we took a nap! We didn't want to get up, until Michael called us up to dinner. It was so sweet of him and his wife to invite us over for a BBQ dinner at their place. The funny part was we didn't know that they were staying at Fraser's Silverpark Resort as well! LOL! After freshening up, we drove out to town to get some drinks.


#36 The ONLY Mini-Market which supplies almost all daily wet and dry provisions opens from 9am to 10pm.


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#38 He was a bit drunk. Ha ha..


#39 He is Michael's student, Mustafa from Yemen.

We all had a great time and enjoyed a wonderful dinner! And, I just realized that I didn't take pictures of the food. Urgh!


#40 Nightlife in Fraser's Hill is basically non-existent.


#41 Look at me! I was wearing a short jeans and sandals! It was FREEZING COLD at night and I nearly died! I hated being so forgetful. Oh well, serves me right.

Oh, by the way there is no petrol station up in Fraser's Hill, so remember to fill your tank before going uphill!

The next day,


#43

Okay, I know you can't digest. Tell you about that in the next post! *grin*



First Two Commenters

120 comments

Mariuca said... @ 19/7/09 2:35 PM

:* :* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 19/7/09 2:35 PM

chop!

Mariuca said... @ 19/7/09 2:39 PM

Monica!! :* :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 19/7/09 2:39 PM

Wow so many pics! Hey i like la that rustic bungalow!

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Mariuca said... @ 19/7/09 2:40 PM

I've only been to Fraser's once and that was many moons ago! When I was a little girl it seems. ;) 8-) 8-) :-D :-D

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Mariuca said... @ 19/7/09 2:41 PM

So forgot how cold it is there... is it colder than genting or abt the same eh? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Mariuca said... @ 19/7/09 2:41 PM

Anyway it was a great coincidence R met his mat salleh fren out of the blue like dat eh? 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Mariuca said... @ 19/7/09 2:43 PM

And yay me FC!!! Can I have WOAFS here today sweetie? :* :* :* :* :* :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 19/7/09 2:43 PM

Just got up la, hafta go out soon! ;) ;)

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LadyJava said... @ 19/7/09 4:44 PM

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

LadyJava said... @ 19/7/09 4:45 PM

chop!!! and FC2! yeay!!!

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LadyJava said... @ 19/7/09 4:45 PM

yelah so many pictures.. so nice!!

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LadyJava said... @ 19/7/09 4:45 PM

I love pic42.. so classic gitu!!

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Monica said... @ 19/7/09 4:49 PM

Mariuca! FC1! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 19/7/09 4:50 PM

LJ! FC2! :* :* haha...

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Mariuca said... @ 19/7/09 7:39 PM

Buzz buzz….. enjoy ur dinner Mon! ;)

bluedreamer said... @ 20/7/09 2:33 AM

hello there monica..wow the pictures shown here was cool and it seems that you really have so much fun out there
by the way congrats for getting the most number of votes
i just gave you the 300 Ec
thanks!!

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Cashmere said... @ 20/7/09 8:54 AM

Your stay looks really nice.. I've been to Fraser's Hill befor and sorry to say this but I find it a wee bit boring.. There's nothing much to do there. You should try to go Bukit Tinggi perhaps. I've never been there but Im planning to. :)

Mariuca said... @ 20/7/09 12:05 PM

Buzz buzz!

levian said... @ 20/7/09 1:54 PM

wow, the place is so beautiful!
no wonder it was a great getaway. =D

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 2:13 PM

Mariuca!! :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:03 PM

yeah I took more than 200 pics, ladies! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:23 PM

oh that was a long long time ago! :)

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:26 PM

it's abt the same for me! REEZING COLD at night :-D

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:31 PM

yalor what a coincidence that was!! haha :-D

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:32 PM

WOAFS is up! :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:32 PM

I hope you had a great weekend Mariuca! 8-)

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:33 PM

thanks sweetie! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:34 PM

thanks dearie....so happy to see LJ here! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:36 PM

Hello Bluedreamer! I got the most number of votes? =-O =-O Yay! thanks for the EC credits :*

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:38 PM

yeah there's nothing much to do there besides relaxing :) oh I've been to Bukit Tinggi twice!! it's a nice place 8-) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 20/7/09 3:47 PM

will show u more beautiful scenery pics in my next post Levian! ;) :)

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eastcoastlife said... @ 20/7/09 6:23 PM

I have heard of Frasier's Hill but haven't been there. I love the accommodation you picked.
*note it down*

eastcoastlife said... @ 20/7/09 6:23 PM

The weather's cool like Genting Hinghland!? =-O

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TH said... @ 20/7/09 6:54 PM

wow.. nice must go thre sometimes

Recel said... @ 20/7/09 11:15 PM

I luv every pic you got here Monica! Thanks a lot for sharing! It feels like I was experiencing Fraser's Hill as well! ;-) Can't wait for the next post! :D

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foongpc said... @ 21/7/09 1:06 AM

Wow! Really enjoyed reading this post and looking at those nice photos! :)

foongpc said... @ 21/7/09 1:06 AM

Gap road? Why they call it Gap? Reminds me of the GAP store! Haha! :-D

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foongpc said... @ 21/7/09 1:08 AM

What happens after 8pm? No traffic control? How to know whether can go up or down? Or they prevent cars entering the road up/down the hill after 8pm?

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foongpc said... @ 21/7/09 1:09 AM

They should have built that new road long time ago! One road for UP and another for DOWN is a much better way. What you do while waiting for the time to go up?

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foongpc said... @ 21/7/09 1:10 AM

No petrol station up there? Alamak! What if really forgot to pump petrol? Die lah! =-O

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foongpc said... @ 21/7/09 1:11 AM

Wow! Hotel room so cosy until can sleep the whole day right? Haha!

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foongpc said... @ 21/7/09 1:13 AM

Wah! You wear short jeans at night? Sexiness rules over the cold temperature, yes? LOL! :-D

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Mariuca said... @ 21/7/09 2:42 AM

Woosh woosh!

Cacai M. said... @ 21/7/09 3:05 AM

Wow! very nice place to relax Mon! cool views! sexy Mon! :* ;)

By the way, thanks for being my FC of my recent post. :*

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tekkaus said... @ 21/7/09 4:08 AM

Such a long post Mon! :D I didn't know that the hill was named after Louis James Fraser! haha :)

tekkaus said... @ 21/7/09 4:10 AM

I have never been to Fraser too. From your shots...it seems like a great gateway to relax. :-P perhaps should go one day.

Monica said... @ 21/7/09 5:40 AM

I love it too ECL! we were lucky to get the recently refurbished studio apartment! :)

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 5:41 AM

Yes!! :-D :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 5:42 AM

sure TH! ;) :)

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 5:43 AM

glad to hear that Recel! :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 5:44 AM

Yay! I'm glad to hear that Foong :) :-P

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 5:47 AM

haha! I've no idea either :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 5:57 AM

Foong, u can go up/down as traffic between 8pm and 6.40am is not controlled and the gate remains open. so drive carefully!

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:02 AM

yes! becos at 1,524 meters above sea level, the air is cool and invigorating. :)

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:10 AM

we chatted, we went to the stall, we cam-whored while waiting! :-D :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:21 AM

yeah no petrol station, but there's a provisions store that sells petrol by the bottle :-D

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:22 AM

right!!! :-D :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:24 AM

hahahahh Foong! it's hard to be sexy when you are freezing OK! :-D

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:27 AM

yeah it's a nice place just to relax Cacai. :)
Yay for being yr FC!! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:28 AM

haha now u know! ;) :)

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:32 AM

bring yr wifey there! 8-)

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Ayie said... @ 21/7/09 6:32 AM

yes and bring wifey too :-D

Ayie said... @ 21/7/09 6:33 AM

hi foong, mriuca & mon!!

oh yeah, agree...sexy shorts! ;)

Ayie said... @ 21/7/09 6:33 AM

very nice cozy place, i love the architecture too! ;)

Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:35 AM

Hi Ayie!! :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 21/7/09 6:38 AM

Monica!!! Not sleeping yet it seems! ;)

Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:40 AM

it's also referred to as 'Little England' as it has retained many of its colonial buildings, Ayie! 8-)

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Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:42 AM

Mariuca!! I'm gonna zzz soon...u?

Mariuca said... @ 21/7/09 6:47 AM

I’m gonna zzzzz at 7.45 I think! He he! U done dropping edi? ;)

Mariuca said... @ 21/7/09 6:48 AM

Some more have to wake up “early” tomo cause Im going to the bank lunch time. ;)

Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:51 AM

yeah I dropped 300 edi! phew~ :-D
oh then u gotto sleep “early” sweetie! :)

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Mariuca said... @ 21/7/09 6:55 AM

I hope I can wake up for tomo’s appointment, he he! Some more have to go to two banks aiya…

Monica said... @ 21/7/09 6:57 AM

aiyo some more during lunch time! :-P

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Mariuca said... @ 21/7/09 7:08 AM

Dats why ….see la my mood he he!

life ramblings said... @ 21/7/09 8:26 AM

=-O =-O this is such a long post stuffed with lotsa photos. sounds like you had a blast.

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life ramblings said... @ 21/7/09 8:27 AM

i like the rustic bungalow. it looks like a welcome respite and so cozy there.

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life ramblings said... @ 21/7/09 8:31 AM

=-O =-O perhaps, there's one within the vicinity that you're not aware of.

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Mariuca said... @ 21/7/09 4:13 PM

Morning Monica! :)

Mariuca said... @ 21/7/09 4:13 PM

Buzz buzz! ;)

Guest said... @ 22/7/09 1:41 AM

I thought the road only wide enough for one car?

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foongpc said... @ 22/7/09 1:42 AM

Oh ya! Silly me to ask this question! LOL!

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foongpc said... @ 22/7/09 1:43 AM

Oh, Ok! At least that's not so bad! :)

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foongpc said... @ 22/7/09 1:45 AM

So if Ralph's friend did not call, I guess you'll sleep till the next day right? Haha!

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Uncle Lee said... @ 22/7/09 6:02 AM

Hi Monica, wow, your pics sure brings back memories to me. Still remember those Tudor style buildings, but not the new ones. And the resort hotels are beautiful.
Have fun and keep well, Lee.

Ayie said... @ 22/7/09 6:37 AM

i can see clearly why they call it that way, your photos showed a lot more details of the place :) :)

i wish to go there too!

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Shinade said... @ 22/7/09 8:43 AM

Monica...HI! I finally made it over for a visit!! Oh boy have I ever missed everyone!!

Wow this trip looks fantastic!! I have a lot of catching up to do!! It's so hard to get back into the swing of things when you've been away so long!

I have missed you and everyone tons and tons!! Slowly but surely I am making my way around!!
Big hugs!! :) :)

jodi said... @ 22/7/09 10:20 AM

what an adventure! i think you enjoyed your stay there though it's so cold

Jean said... @ 22/7/09 11:12 AM

hi mon!! it's been a long time since my last visit to fraser's hill! :)

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Jean said... @ 22/7/09 11:12 AM

looking at yr photos makes me miss FH la. i love the cold weather and the quite surrounding. :)

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Jean said... @ 22/7/09 11:13 AM

glad you & R are able to relax & hv some fun wt yr friend. :)

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grace said... @ 22/7/09 12:15 PM

Hi Monica, it is so nice to be here in your blog again. I enjoyed looking at your photos. You are so beautiful there with the flowers. :)

Mariuca said... @ 22/7/09 3:03 PM

Wakey wakey! Buzz buzz time!

TH said... @ 22/7/09 3:06 PM

hubby told me if go there only go a day enough

TH said... @ 22/7/09 3:06 PM

anything to buy there? haha.. love shopping

ExtremePower said... @ 22/7/09 8:18 PM

Nice pictures... I like the berries. O:-)

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Ori said... @ 23/7/09 12:12 AM

seems you're not the only one who's forgetful,cause in that pic, Ralph also only wears one layer thin shirt, so a forgetful couple :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 2:37 AM

actually the road is not very wide and too narrow for two-way traffic! same like CH; u'd be likely to get a heart attack if u see a car coming from the opposite direction...u've to horn to let the oncoming car know that you are near and slowly squeeze through.

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 2:40 AM

hahahahhaha... no worries! :*

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 2:41 AM

wah so smart lah u Foong! LOL!

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 2:46 AM

I hope you'll go there someday Ayie! 8-) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 2:47 AM

haha yeah I took lotsa photos LR! :-P :-P

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 2:53 AM

I agree wz u sweetie! 8-)

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 2:56 AM

Hi U.Lee!!! glad to see u here ;) :)

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 2:58 AM

Shinade!! long time no see and I missed u too :* :* am so glad to see you here...Big hugs!!

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 3:07 AM

yes I truely enjoyed my stay there! Thanks for dropping by Jodi :)

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 3:09 AM

Hi Jean!! yeah I love the cold weather and the quite surrounding too sweetie 8-)

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 3:11 AM

Hi Grace! it's so nice to see you here too! Thanks for your compliments. I'm glad u enjoyed looking at those pics :* :*

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 3:12 AM

hahaha so cute Mariuca said Wakey wakey! Buzz buzz time! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 3:14 AM

u mean go and come all in the same day? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-D

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 3:15 AM

no, there is nothing to buy there....hahhaha I love shopping too!

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 3:17 AM

Hi ExtremePower, thanks! :) hmmmm the berries?? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Monica said... @ 23/7/09 3:23 AM

hahahahhaha Ori!! he could stand the cold weather because of his extra layers of fat...LOL!!

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Mariuca said... @ 23/7/09 3:24 AM

Buzz buzz… ;)

Mariuca said... @ 23/7/09 5:17 AM

Ha ha yeah la afternoon edi but no sign of Monica so had to wakey wakey la! :)

foongpc said... @ 25/7/09 12:00 AM

Ooh! I hate that! Narrow roads meant for one way traffic turns into 2 ways!

azim said... @ 4/8/09 3:54 PM

ur info is very much helpful.. we plan to have a gathering up there.. but not at silverpark but at the pines resort..

Monica said... @ 7/8/09 6:31 AM

Hi Azim, I'm glad you find this post helpful! :) Oh u're planning to go there...I'm not sure abt the rooms at The Pine Resort but the resort has very very nice scenery around it - http://turn-u-off.blogspot.com/2009/07/frasers-pine-resort.html 8-)
Have fun! :)

LadyJava said... @ 23/8/09 2:30 PM

Yeay FC2!!
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zaliha abdullah said... @ 12/2/10 11:15 AM

reading your blog puts me in stand- by mode. hope to go up on saturday before CNY.sweaters and shawls for the cold nights and cameras for photo!tqvm

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