Monday, 29 June 2009

back to basics

Our family recently took a short break to Malaysia, I was a little hesitant initially, I'm not sure how well could my children (or even hubby) adapt to the unfamiliar environment. We are not talking about visiting the cosmo KL but rather, a very rustic kampong in Bentong, unfamiliar to most.

I want my kids to know what it is like living in a kampong, I don't want them to grow up thinking, every building has aircons and lifts. It was really a great experience for them, to get to know their cousins, appreciate nature, chase after chickens, catch prawns and harvest limes. The only culture shock to them was the squatting toilet, that is something I have almost forgotten how to use myself, I can imagine myself toppling over now.

We also made a side trip to Bukit Fraser to enjoy the serenity after a hectic day in the farm. It was a good decision, we made use of the time at Bukit Fraser to recuperate, taking it slowly and even enjoyed a delicous afternoon tea in one of those English inspired hotels.

It was a truly enjoyable vacation and I'm glad hubby takes a liking to this kind of kampong lifestyle too, in fact, he gets along so well with the guys that they are already making plans to go fishing and catch wild boars in December.


Blessed Homemaker said...

Sounds like a great outing! Would love to do that one day when dd3 is older.

Jessica said...

I went to Bentong & Janda Baik last week. I love the little hut in the pictures, kids are so happy (they found their original childhood) yip yip hurray!

chicchicbaby said...

Hi Jessica,
Thanks for dropping by : )
Just realised you are from Malaysia, I miss going to KL this year.
What is there in Janda Baik?