Pada 15 Februari 2024, saya berkesempatan melawat ke Muzium Bukit Besi di Terengganu. Muzium ini dibangunkan oleh KETENGAH untuk memperingati zaman kegemilangan Bukit Besi tempat perlombongan bijih besi di Terengganu.
Pada zaman kegemilangannya, bandar ini amatlah maju dan mempunyai penduduk yang ramai.
Ianya mengambil masa selama 30 – 45 minit untuk melawat muzium ini. Baru saya tahu mengenai kewujudan dan kerancakan ekonomi Bukit Besi pada zama 1930-an ke 1970an.
Pelbagai jenis kerepok lekor yang dijual, direbus, goreng dan vakum untuk dibawa balik. Selain itu, keropok yang siap digoreng pun sedia dijual. Ramai orang membeli dekat sini, non-stop pembeli mengunjungi gerai Mak Adeq.
Surprisingly, this holiday was really fun especially activities at Escape Penang & National Park.
Our Activities in Penang
Arrived in Penang around 5pM.
Check in at our Airbnb at Sunrise Gurney condominium.
We had our dinner at Fried Chicken Master. The chicken was not well cooked so I wouldn’t go here again.
Then we had a simple dessert at a Starbucks nearby.
We had our breakfast at Gemas Road Brothers. The queue was really long. I think the roti canai is overrated. I don’t really like it. The kuah taste sour and really spicy.
After breakfast, we went to Design Outlet – similar concept like premium outlet in Genting & Johor Bahru. We bought track suit for our next day activities at National Park.
We had our lunch at Coffee Bean in Design Outlet Mall.
We took our dinner at Lotus food court in Seri Tanjung.
After then we went to Medan Renong to eat pasembur at Ghani Pasembur.
For breakfast, we ate bread history breads that we bought at Lotus. Then we went for Penang National Park and arrived around 1030am.
We went to Monkey beach by boat. We had our lunch at the stall in Monkey beach. The maggi goreng was delicious.
After lunch we went up to Muka Light house. It took us 1 hour to go up and 40 mn to go down. It was really tiring, we stopped few times to reach at the top. For a fit person that can climb up in 20 minutes.
Then the kids swam at the beach and played sands.
We had our dinner around 5pm at McDonalds because we were so hungry after the activities.
Then at night, we went for supper at Pasembur Gurney road.
We had our breakfast at Ascott Hotel. Then we went to Escape Penang and arrive around 1000am.
We rode the longest waterslide, zip coaster, flying lemur and many more. It was really fun and tiring at same time.
For lunch we at A&W inside the park and dinner we just eat at the shopping mall near Gurney some of us ate Subway and some Coffee bean.
We fall asleep early with muscle pains around the body.
We had our breakfast at a nasi lemak restaurant nearby the Sunrise Gurney condominium. The nasi lemak was delicious.
Then we went back to Shah Alam and reached Shah Alam around 430pm.
We had our short vacation during the long Hari Raya Haji public holiday from 29/06/2023 till 02/07/2023. We stayed at Lotus Resort & Spa, Desaru, Johor.
We chose Lotus because all other hotels were fully booked. We were disappointed because had to choose Lotus but at the end we had very enjoyable stay and we gave 5 stars for the welcoming and friendly staff and the room was really nice and we did few activities inside the hotel.
Breakfast with lots of Choices
The hotel was really sparkling clean!
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For 3 bedrooms, with a kitchen, living room and dining table it costs us RM2,710 for 3 nights including service tax.
We had our short vacation during the long Hari Raya Haji public holiday from 29/06/2023 till 02/07/2023.
We went to Desaru, Johor. It was our first time went there and decided to stay at Lotus Resort & Spa because other hotels were fully booked.
1) Thursday 29/06/2023
We had our breakfast at Family Mart, Denai Alam before traveling to Desaru around 1030AM.
We arrived at Lotus Resort & Spa around 3.00PM. It was full of visitors at the lobby and hard to get parking.
We stayed at a 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms unit. The place was really clean.
While waiting for check in, the kids were looking at the birds cage near the hotel lobby.
At night we ate at mamak restaurant called Ehsan and had our icecream at Iceyoo.
2) Friday – 30/06/2023
After having our breakfast at the hotel, we played at the Splash water park which was located inside the hotel area.
We had our lunch at Marry Brown nearby the Lotus hotel.
Then we went to look around at the public beach, went to Hard Rock and Anantara hotel compound.
We inquired about the entry ticket to Desaru Water park. Then we decided to buy entry tickets for Saturday activity.
After buying the ticket we had paintball target shooting just for fun.
Then in the evening the kids went to swim at Lotus swimming pool.
At night we ate at different mamak restaurant but the first mamak restaurant @ Ehsan was more delicious.
After that we ate durian at the nearby stalls. They charged RM38 per kg for D24 durian. It was really delicious.
3) Saturday – 01/07/2023
We went to Desaru water park, surprisingly not so many visitors to the park but the park was 3 times better than Legoland water park. We really enjoyed it. Entry fee was RM96 per adult and RM92 for kids below 12 years old.
For lunch, we had burgers at Desaru water park. The burger was really delicious because it was provided by Hard Rock cafe. The burger meal costs around RM30 – RM38 per meal including soft drinks and wedges.
We played at the water park till around 5PM. It was really tiring but really exciting.
For dinner, we went to SDS Cafe and Bakery. The nasi goreng kampung, spaghetti were really delicious and at affordable price around RM14 per plate.
4) Sunday 02/07/2023
We went to the Lotus private beach. The beach was small not really interesting but my kids love to collect sea shells.
After beach around 930AM, my kids went again to Splash water park.
After checking out, we ate Iceyoo chocholate ice cream and buys lots of SDS breads because it was delicious, you can’t find SDS outlet in Selangor.
For lunch, we went to our favorites Indian restaurant 7 spices and dinner we ate A&W near Ayer Keroh Over bridge.
We reached home around 12AM and everyone was really tired.
We separated with my nieces as they stayed at Taiping while we were going to Penang by tomorrow.
12th December – Eat Passembur & Penang Batik Factory
We had our breakfast at McD Taiping. It took 1 hour to reach Penang.
For lunch we ate Taco Bell and bought Chateraise bread at the City Junction.
Then we check in to our room at Mercure Hotel. After then went to visit Penang Batik Factory. After Penang Batik Factory had our dinner at Jalan Gurney eating Passembur and laksa Penang.
13th December – Visit Bukit Bendera & Entopia
We had our breakfast at Naina’s Roti Bakar but before that we ate bread that we bought from Chateraise. Then we went to Penang 3D Trick Museum but at the end decided not to go because hard to get parking.
We went to Bukit Bendera, but we had to wait for 3 hours before could go up then decided no to buy the ticket. Immediately we went to Entopia, Butterfly Farm.
We had our lunch at Fried Chicken Master. After Entopia, we had drinks at Starbucks. When reached hotel the kids played at the beach.
Our dinner we had at Lotus food court nearby Mercure hotel.
14th December – Going back to Shah Alam – end of vacation
Checked out at Hotel around 1030AM then we had our lunch at IKEA Batu Kawan. Moving back to Shah Alam around 1230PM then arrived in Shah Alam around 6PM.
We had our dinner at Marry Brown Denai Alam.
It was a great holiday going to different places. A first in our holiday.